Stewards inquiry regarding #6 Little Chiseler (Dylan Davis) who stumbled losing her rider approaching the 5/16 pole. #6 Little Chiseler appears to clip heals with #2 Offlee Good (Talbert Howell) around the far turn as that horse is taken off the rail. After speaking to the riders involved and viewing available video the films were determined to be inconclusive and no action was taken. Order of finish 184.108.40.206
An objection by the trainer of #10 Party Mint Star (Addiel Ayala) against #5 Sapporo (Kendrick Carmouche) for alleged interference at the top of the stretch. After speaking to both riders and viewing the video it was determined that no interference occurred and the race was made official. 220.127.116.11
With regard to interference, New York is a “Category 2” state, meaning that Commission rules provide that if the interferer is guilty of causing interference and such interference in the judgment of the Stewards has altered the finish of the race, then the interferer is placed behind the offended horse.
The Stewards consider whether the riders of the horse or horses that are offended continue to give effort to the finish of the race.
The Stewards also consider whether the offending jockey acted in a willful or careless manner while interfering with another horse or jockey, for which the interferer may be disqualified, i.e., placed last or unplaced in the order of finish. For example, if an offending jockey acts in a dangerous manner, exhibits extremely improper riding or impedes several horses, the Stewards may disqualify the offending horse without regard to the specific effect of the foul on the order of finish.
For more information, see Commission rule 4035.2 (“Riding foul penalized")
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