Race 3 - Stewards inquiry and jockey objection by the 2nd place finisher #4 Aunt Babe (Samuel Camacho, Jr.) against the winner #2 Mo Flash (Manuel Franco) for alleged interference approaching the 1/16th pole. #2 Mo Flash and #4 Aunt Babe were leaning on one another when #1 Shimmering Moon floated out under left handed crop forcing #3 Mo Flash out making light contact with #4 Aunt Babe. After reviewing the video and speaking to the riders involved it was the determination of the stewards that the incident did not warrant any further action.
Official order of finish 22.214.171.124
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.
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