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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 - October 29, 2010

RACE 3: Steward inquiry and a jockeys objection from  # 5 Indian Blossom(Alex Solis) against the # 1 Remark(Alan Garcia)for alleged interference at 3/8 pole. After review of the video the race is official as is.

4035.2. Foul riding penalized.

(b) A horse crossing another may be disqualified, if in the judgment of the stewards, it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, or the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful, or the result of careless riding. The stewards may also take into consideration mitigating factors, such as whether the impeded horse was partly at fault or the crossing was wholly caused by the fault of some other horse or jockey.



RACE 7: Steward’s Inquiry and a Jockey’s Objection regarding the stretch run.  # 4 Bangalore Gold (R. Dominquez) lodged an objection against the winner, # 2 Skipadate (J. Castellano) for alleged interference.   In the vicinity of the 1/16 pole, several horses check as bunched together with drifting from the inside, as # 2 is passing on the far outside.  In the judgment of the stewards, the incident did not alter the finish of the race.  The race is declared official as is.

4035.2. Foul riding penalized.

(b) A horse crossing another may be disqualified, if in the judgment of the stewards, it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, or the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful, or the result of careless riding. The stewards may also take into consideration mitigating factors, such as whether the impeded horse was partly at fault or the crossing was wholly caused by the fault of some other horse or jockey.
(c) If a horse or jockey jostles another horse, the aggressor may be disqualified, unless the impeding horse or his jockey was partly in fault or the jostle was wholly caused by the fault of some other horse or jockey.