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Offline pureblarneyTopic starter

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2YO Debuts
« on: December 07, 2010, 06:59:48 pm »
I feel like I should know this, but what's the rule(s?) governing when 2yo's can race for the first time? I noticed when I sent out my first pack this last year that the older ones were able to race earlier, but as I recall, at least one of them was allowed to begin racing before his official birthday (though I might be misremembering). Would someone mind es'plaining?  :)


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Re: 2YO Debuts
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 07:10:44 pm »
Just like in RL, a horse doesn't have to be a certain age to run. Just whatever age they turn that year.
So technically, a December foal born this year (say a early foal born Dec 30) can run as a 2yo when it is only 1.5 years old. Not ideal though and I wouldn't run it.

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Re: 2YO Debuts
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 10:08:26 pm »
2yo races don't appear on the schedule until April each year, which is probably why you remember older horses starting first, and babies running before their birthday. :)