The Stewards' Corner
Welcome to the Stewards’ Corner, where you will find explanations of the decisions that our stewards make on race days. Directly following any decision they make having to do with the official order of finish, including inquiries and objections, the stewards – one appointed by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), one appointed by the New York State Gaming Commission, and one appointed by The Jockey Club (TJC) – provide an explanation of what happened and the reason for their decision. Click on the links below to read those explanations.
Race Decisions - January 26, 2014
Race 7:Steward’s Inquiry into the start: # 3 Dixie Sparkle (C.C. Lopez) dwelt at the start, breaking several lengths behind the field. The filly was in good position for the start. She does turn her head as the doors open but is not impeded.
Approaching the 3/8 pole, Dixie Sparkle suffers a fatal musculoskeletal injury and falls. She was trailing the field at the time of the incident.
No action was warranted and the race declared official as is.