(a) All claims shall be in writing on a form approved by the Board, and shall be sealed and deposited in the claim box at least 15 minutes before the post time of the race in which the horse to be claimed is entered.
(b) No money shall accompany a claim form. Any person or racing interest making a claim shall first have the amount of the claim on deposit with the association or the paymaster of purses at the meeting. The paymaster or other authorized official shall verify the amount required is on deposit and that the person submitting the claim is eligible to claim under Rule 1651 of this division by initialling or otherwise marking the claim envelope.
(c) The filing of a claim by depositing the claim form in the claim box constitutes a contract of purchase at the established price and under the rules for claiming.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 19562, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19408.2 and 19562, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment filed 4-21-83; effective 5-21-83.
2. Amendment filed 12-6-99; effective 12-6-99.