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 - May 13, 2012
RACE 2: Steward’s Inquiry into the stretch run. At the top of the stretch, # 5 Za Approval (J. Lezcano) and # 7 Grand Rapport (C. Nakatani) make contact three times. # 5 goes on to win and # 7 finishes third.
In the judgment of the stewards, the incident did not alter the finish of the race. The race was declared official as is.