The number of horses claimed in the mid-Atlantic last week remained essentially steady, but the value of those claims took a tumble.
For the sixth consecutive week, between 50 and 57 horses were claimed at the region’s tracks. The 52 claims recorded this week was a decline of five from last week’s 57. It was just a bit below the three-month average of about 55 claims per week.
However, the value of those claims dipped by more than 18 percent, to $504,250. That was the lowest total value in the last six weeks and well below the three-month average of more than $578,000.
Laurel Park led the region’s tracks with 21 horses claimed — seven more than any other track — and the total value of those claims, $214,000. The 14 claims recorded at Parx Racing were worth a combined $171,000, and the average of those claims — $12,214 — was the region’s highest. Ten horses were claimed at Penn National, and seven at Charles Town.[show-rjqc id=”22″]
CLAIMING TRAINERS FOR THE WEEK[su_row] [su_column]Top Claimers for the week
- Keith Nations — 3 claims for $39,500
- Dane Kobiskie — 3 for $38,500
- Ferris Allen — 3 for $37,500
- Three others with two each[/su_column]
- Wayne Potts — 3 claimed away for $30,500
- Keith LeBarron — 2 for $30,000
- Jamie Ness — 2 for $24,000
- Four others with two each [/su_column] [/su_row]
Forty-three trainers claimed at least one horse during the week, while 44 had one or more claimed away. The Claimbox Report covers claiming activity at Parx Racing, Penn National, Laurel Park, and Charles Town Races.