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 4, 2012
RACE 5:Steward’s inquiry and jockey’s objection into the running of race 5.
The # 7 Hook and Lateral ( Taylor Hole) claims foul against # 4 Digital Joe ( Samuel Camacho Jr.) for alleged interference at the 3/8th pole and also thru the last 1/16th of the stretch. At the 3/8th the # 7 takes up slightly due to mild pressure from the # 4 but has plenty of time to regroup, and through the last 1/16th in the stretch the # 4 drifts in on the # 7 tightening up on him. The # 7 never stops riding and is beaten by a head. After reviewing the video and in the opinion of the Stewards, this did not alter the outcome and the race is Official as is.