Race 7 – Stewards inquiry concerning the stretch run of the 7th race. The 2nd place finisher #6 Osare (Tyler Gaffalione) drifts in taking the room away from #3 Palinodie (Joel Rosario) as that rider takes hold of his mount in an attempt to protect the horse along the rail, this incident caused a chain reaction that resulted in #8 Double Cast (John Velasquez) being checked sharply. After viewing the video and speaking to the riders involved it was the determination of the stewards that a disqualification was warranted and #6 Osare was disqualified from 2nd and placed 6th behind #8 Double Cast. Order of finish 184.108.40.206
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.
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