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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 - April 7, 2011

RACE 1: Steward’s Inquiry into the Start.   At the break, # 5 Mr. Grievance (B. Pedroza) lunges to a clear lead as the doors open.  It is a normal start, and # 5 did not “beat the gate”.
The race is declared Official as is.


RACE 7: Steward’s inquiry into the start of race 7. The stewards were looking at the # 6 Lovable McGriff (H Wolliaston) leaving the gate. After reviewing the video in the opinion of the Stewards # 6 had a fair and unimpeded break from the gate. The race is official as is.