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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 - September 17, 2011

RACE 6: Steward’s inquiry and jockey’s objection. The rider of # 10 Recharged (D. Cohen) lodged an objection against # 6 Tudor King (C. Nakatani) for alleged interference in the stretch. In the vicinity of the 1/8 pole, #6 Tudor King shifts in causing # 10 Recharged to take up.  The incident did not affect the mutuel pay out, and the race was declared Official as is.

4035.2. Foul riding penalized.

(a) When clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the course provided that crossing or weaving in front of contenders may constitute interference or intimidation for which the offender may be disciplined.
(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 8: Steward’s Inquiry into the start.  # 3 Rudy Rudy Rudy (J. Sanchez) breaks awkwardly and far behind the field, after his tail is caught on the rear door.
Rudy Rudy Rudy is declared a Non-Starter.

4009.21. Refund-- non-starter.

 (a)  When a horse starts. Every horse shall be considered a starter when the stall gates open on the signal of the starter, unless the stewards declare a horse or horses non-starters because, in their opinion, the horses’ chances were compromised leaving the starting gate. If so, all bets on the non-starters will be refunded unless the horse wins. For placing and program purposes, the non-starters will be considered to have run for purse only.
(b)  If it be determined by the stewards that a horse is declared a non-starter, the money bet on the horse shall be refunded; if such horse is part of an entry or field, such circumstances shall be treated as a scratch for wagering as provided in section 4009.20 of this Part, notwithstanding the placing of any remaining part of the entry or field.