07/16/2011 2:34PM

Arlington: $80,000 claim (luckily) voided in race 2

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Tazz, who won the Black Tie Affair for Illinois-breds in his most recent start, was claimed out of race 2 for $80,000 by owner Richard Ravin and trainer Larry Rivelli. Whereupon Tazz finished a dismal sixth of seven at odds of 4-5. Whereupon it was announced the claim had been voided, the official word being that Rivelli, who dropped the claim, is not an authorized agent for Ravin, one of his main clients. Given the way Tazz performed today, there are a couple people breathing a large sigh of relief.

Tazz is trained by Christine Janks. In race 3, Cat Has Claws was claimed from Janks out of a fourth-place finish at odds-on for $10,000. This one wasn't voided.