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 - August 11, 2011
RACE 1: Steward’s Inquiry into the start (National Fences): At the start, # 7 Farah T Salute (X. Aizpuru) refused. # 7 Farah T Salute was not compromised at the start, and the race was declared Official as is.
RACE 4: Jockey’s objection from the rider of # 4 Law Enforcement(J. Velazquez) against the # 1 Stormin Bud(J. Castellano) for alleged interference in the vicinity of the 3/16th pole. After reviewing the video and in the judgment of stewards the objection was disallowed and the race is Official as is.
RACE 7: Steward’s Inquiry: Going into the turn, # 2 Doing Great (J. Castellano) suffered a fatal musculo-skeletal injury and fell. No other horses were a factor in the incident. The race was declared Official as is.