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pureblarney
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« 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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JasonCameron
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« 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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« 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. :)
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