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 4, 2014
Race 2: Steward’s Inquiry and Jockey’s Objection: Irad Ortiz, Jr., the rider of # 4 Radiant Cut, lodged an objection against the winner, # 6 Yankeeindixieland (Rosario Montanez) for alleged interference in the stretch. # 6 drifts out through the stretch run, with # 4 inside drifting out to her. There is light contact between horses inside the 1/16 pole and further contact just before the wire.
The objection was disallowed and the race declared official as is.