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 29, 2012
RACE 2: Steward’s Inquiry into the stretch run. In the vicinity of the 3/16 pole, # 5 Brazilian Court (J. Rosario) shifts out contacting # 2 Scofield (J. Espinoza) knocking him off stride, in an attempt to pass between # 2 and # 7 Brother Bob (J. Velazquez). # 5 continues to push # 2 out approaching the 1/8 pole, passing him and proceeds to finish first. # 2 finishes second slightly more than one length behind # 5.
# 5 Brazilian Court is disqualified from first and placed second behind # 2 Scofield.