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 - July 25, 2014
Race 10: Stewards inquiry into the running of the 10th race. The # 10 Angel Choir ( Jose Ortiz), on the rail, shifts out sharply under a left handed crop around the 1/16 pole making contact with the # 9 Fresh Feline (Rajiv Maragh) pushing her into the# 5 Jolene ( Irad Ortiz) on the far outside.
After the initial contact the # 10 continues out until they cross the wire, carrying the outside horses with her. After reviewing the video and hearing statements from all parties involved the # 10 is disqualified from second and placed third behind the #5 the new order of finish is 9-5- 10-7.