(A) Any Ohio licensed owner or any person holding an eligibility to claim license may make a claim for any horse subject to claim. Claims may be made by an authorized agent but only for the account of the person for whom he/she is agent.
(B) An eligibility to claim license may be issued by the Ohio state racing commission subject to rules 3769-2-18, 3769-2-26 and 3769-2-30 of the Administrative Code, to any applicant who provides a completed fingerprint card, the name of a licensed trainer who will assume the responsibility for the care of the horse claimed, along with the requisite fee. An eligibility to claim license is valid for thirty days from the date of purchase. Should a person successfully claim a horse within thirty days such person shall purchase an owner's license prior to starting said horse. Should a person not successfully claim a horse within thirty days of purchase, the license shall be considered null and void, but such person may purchase additional eligibility to claim licenses until a successful claim has been made.