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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 - February 11, 2012

RACE 3: Steward’s Inquiry and Jockey’s Objection:

# 7 Tommy Karakorum (Janice Blake-Baeza) lodged an objection against # 10 Digital Joe (S. Camacho, Jr.) in the turn.   In the vicinity of the ¼ pole,  # 7 checks between # 3 Brunelli (R. Curaltolo) on the rail and # 10 Digital Joe, as # 10 is passing on the outside..   # 3 appears to shift out slightly behind # 5 contributing to the pressure on # 7 in between horses.

In the vicinity of the 3/16 pole, # 9 Marquet Dancer (I. Ortiz, Jr.) clips heels of # 6 Keltic Fighter (J. Rodriguez) and falls.  # 9 drifted in as # 6 drifted out thus contributing to the incident.

Approaching the 1/8 pole, # 3 Brunelli (R. Curatolo) grabs a heel of # 5 Up Above (C. Velasquez) and loses his action,  unseating Ryan Curatolo.

# 5 was not at fault, as he remained straight with # 3 running up behind him.

The jockey’s objection was dismissed, as # 3 did not finish the race.   In the judgment of the stewards, the inquiry in the stretch involving # 9 and # 3, in unrelated incidents, required no further action, as the riders who were unseated contributed to the incidents.

The race was declared official as is.