Race #6 - Stewards inquiry regarding the stretch run as #3 The Money Train (Luis Saez)steadies while in tight along the rail at the 1/8 pole. #2 River Knight (Rosario Montanez) and #1 Mollica (Manual Franco) drift in slightly as #3 The Money Train is trying to get through a tight spot on the rail. #9 Mascarello (Ricardo Santana Jr) follows those two horses in while continuing to race erratically through the stretch. After speaking to the riders involved and viewing the video it was the determination of the stewards that due to contributing factors no further action was warranted. Order of finish 126.96.36.199
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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