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58 Pa. Code § 163.262. Delivery of claimed horse.

§ 163.262. Delivery of claimed horse.

 (a)  A horse claimed may not be delivered by the original owner to the successful claimant until authorization is given by the stewards, and every horse claimed shall run in the interest and for the account of the owner who entered it in the race, but title to the claimed horse shall be vested in the successful claimant from the time the horse becomes a starter and the successful claimant becomes the owner of the horse, whether it is alive or dead, sound or unsound or injured during the race or after it.

 (b)  A trainer who claims a horse has the right to take that horse from the unsaddling area directly to the test barn, in the presence of an appropriate Commission employe, to have a post-race test sample drawn. The prior trainer or his agent shall have the right to accompany the horse. The trainer who requested the test shall pay for the test unless the test is required by this chapter. If the test result is positive, the horse may be returned immediately to the seller, at the option of the claimant; in this case, the moneys shall be returned to the claimant.

 (c)  A person may not refuse to deliver to the person legally entitled thereto a horse claimed out of a claiming race. The horse in question shall be disqualified until delivery is made.


   The provisions of this §  163.262 issued under the Race Horse Industry Reform Act (4 P. S. § §  325.101—325.402).


   The provisions of this §  163.262 amended through June 18, 1982, effective June 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1871. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (60179).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  163.251 (relating to general provisions).

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