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 - June 18, 2014
Race 5: Stewards inquiry in the vicinity of 3/8 pole # 3 Bird Rockette (J. Bravo) clips heals with # 2 Shayjolie(R. Maragh). After reviewing the race video,
while racing near the lead #3 Bird Rockette backs out and # 2 Shayjolie shifts out while passing # 3 with # 5 Magnolia Lane(J. Castellano) also passing on the outside. After hearing statements from the riders of # 2, 3, and 5 and in the judgment of the stewards this incident did not alter the final placement and the race is official as is.