Claiming

No Cash!! can be used for claiming a horse.

Only certified bank checks and money orders are accepted.

Personal checks are accepted for U.S.T.A. transfer fees which is $35.00

If you wish to get a Coggins test, cost is $30.00

The NYSGC will no longer (starting February 10, 2016) conduct post-race testing of every claimed horse.  Instead, the claimant will be permitted to request such testing, at the claimant's expense, on the Claim Form.  The claimant must have funds ($150) for this expense when the Claim is filed.  This fee is refundable if the claimed horse is designated for testing by the NYSGC.

Buffalo Raceway New Claiming Rule

Starting Wednesday, February 1, 2017, all claims on a race night must be completed at the race office no later than One-half (1/2) Hour after the designated first race post time.  For example; with a 5:00 p.m. first races post time, claims must be completed by 5:30 p.m. However, anyone already in line at the race office to enter a claim before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays; 1:00 p.m. on Sundays; will be allowed to enter a claim in the event of a "backup".  In addition, any claim may be withdrawn up to ten minuees before post time of the race for which the claim was made.

Paperwork for a claim must  be filled out in the Race Office.  Once the paperwork is complete the claim must be delivered by you or someone you appoint to the Judges Office, which is located on the grandstand side of the track no later than a half hour before post time of the race you are claiming from.

You must provide New York State Racing License numbers  and U.S.T.A license numbers for all owners listed on the claim form.

Any further questions please contact the Race Office on draw days Tuesday. Wednesday and Friday  9:00 am - 11:00 am, and any live racing night.

Horses claimed in Western New York must race at Buffalo Raceway for 60 days after the date of the claim.