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 - February 16, 2011
RACE 8: Approaching the wire, # 1 Mikeymikethebuldog (C.C. Lopez) suffers a severe musculo-skeletal injury of the left front leg. The jockey reacts by taking a sharp hold in an attempt to pull the horse up, preventing further injury and possibly falling. A few strides after the wire, the injury becomes worse and the jockey is unseated.
No action was necessary by the stewards.