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The Stewards' Corner

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 - January 29, 2011

RACE 1: For race No. 1, it was reported to the stewards at approximately 11:45 a.m. that # 8 King David J (trainer- L. Rice) would be racing with no front shoes.
The horse had received pre-race Lasix administration and been examined by the NYRA veterinarian in accordance with the rules and policies. Considering the late receipt of this shoe change information, the stewards determined that King David J must race for “purse money only” and be excluded from all wagering. Should a change of shoes fail to appear on the overnight, it is the trainers sole responsibility to immediately notify the Racing Secretary’s Office of the discrepancy no later than 10 a.m. on the day of the race.  Failure to do so may result in a late scratch and a possible fine at the discretion of the Board of Stewards.

4022.21. Discretionary powers.
If any case occurs which is not or which is alleged not to be provided for by this Article, it shall be determined by the stewards in such manner as they think just and conformable to the usages of the turf; and the stewards may impose such punishment and take such other action in the matter as they may deem to be within the intent of this Article, including reference to the commission.

RACE 9: Steward’s Inquiry into the start.  At the break, # 1 Ripleys Revenge ducked in sharply, unseating the jockey, Shamir Maragh. The race was declared Official as is.