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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 - May 14, 2014

Race 8: Stewards inquiry and jockeys objection into the running of the 8th race in deep stretch. The # 3 Green Garatto (S Camacho) under a left handed crop drifts out making contact with # 1 Royal Currier (J Castellano) hindering his momentum while carrying out in the vicinity of the 1/8 pole then #3 goes on to beat #1 by a head. After reviewing the video and hearing statements from the riders of # 3 and # 1,  in the judgment of the Stewards this altered the finish.   # 3 is disqualified and placed behind # 1 the new order of finish is 5-1-3-2.

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§ 4035.2. Foul riding penalized.

(a) When clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the course provided that crossing or weaving in front of contenders may constitute interference or intimidation for which the offender may be disciplined.

(b) A horse crossing another may be disqualified, if in the judgment of the stewards, it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, or the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful, or the result of careless riding. The stewards may also take into consideration mitigating factors, such as whether the impeded horse was partly at fault or the crossing was wholly caused by the fault of some other horse or jockey.