|Rule No.||Rule Title|
|1658||Vesting of Title to Claimed Horse.|
|Rule Text||(a) Title to a horse which is claimed shall be vested in the successful claimant from the time the field has been dispatched from the starting gate and the horse becomes a starter; and said successful claimant becomes the owner of the horse whether it is sound or unsound, or injured during the race or after it. Only a horse which is officially a starter in the race may be claimed. A subsequent disqualification of the horse by order of the stewards or the Board shall have no effect upon the claim.
(b) The stewards shall void the claim if the horse suffers a fatality during the running of the race or before the horse is returned to be unsaddled.
(c) The claim shall be void if the race is called off, canceled, or declared no contest in accordance with Rule 1544 of this division.
NOTE: Authority: Sections 19420 and 19440, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 19562, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment filed 11-22-06; effective 12-22-06
2. Amendment filed 10-04-11; effective 11-03-11