Stewards inquiry and a jockey objection by the 2nd place finisher #5 Air Force Nurse (Rajiv Maragh) against the winner #7 Rosa Dorata (Irad Ortiz Jr.) for alleged interference at the 3/16 pole. #7 Rosa Dorata came in some and brushed with #5 Air Force Nurse at the top of the stretch then went on to win by a margin of 3 lengths. After viewing all available video and speaking to the riders involved the stewards determined that the incident did not alter the outcome of the race and warranted no further action. Order of finish 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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