Race 9 – Stewards inquiry into the start as #8 Pamina (Edgar Prado) stumbled after the start and unseated her rider. After reviewing the video #8 Pamina caused her own problem and the race is official as is.
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.
Jockey’s objection from the rider of the fourth place finisher #2 Flying Pleasantly(Brandon Boulanger) against the second place finisher #1 Midnight Crossing(Hector Diaz Jr.) for alleged interference in the vicinity of the 3/16 pole. #1 Midnight Crossing brushes with #2 Flying Pleasantly. After reviewing the video and speaking with riders involved. In the judgment of the stewards this incident did not alter the finish of the race. The race is official as is 18.104.22.168
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