RACE 7: Stewards inquiry And jockey objections from #2 Roman Approval (Julien Leparoux) and #7 My Afleet (Jose Lezcano) against the winner #8 Money Multiplier (Javier Castellano) for alleged interference at the top of the stretch. #8 Money Multiplier came in while marginally clear of #2 and #7 causing them to steady briefly. After viewing all video angles and speaking to the riders involved, in the judgment of the Stewards this incident did not alter the order of finish. Order of finish 8-2-4-6 There was also a claim of foul from the trainer of the #7 My Afleet
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.
For more information, see Commission rule 4035.2 (“Riding foul penalized
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