Race #4 - Stewards inquiry and jockeys objection from John Velazquez the rider of # 5 One Sided against the # 1 Battle of Evermore (Javier Castellano)for alleged interference in the stretch run. The # 5 in tight quarters between the # 7 Clifton Pleasure (Manuel Franco) and # 1 run to the wire then brush after crossing the finish. After reviewing the video and speaking to the riders involved the claim of foul is disallowed and the race is official as is. The order of finish is 1-7-5-4.
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
Race #10 - Stewards inquiry into the start, in the judgment of the stewards #1 Catapult Jack(Joel Rosario) start was compromised and was declared a
(a) When a horse starts. Every horse shall be considered a starter when the stall gates open on the signal of the starter, unless the stewards declare a horse or horses non-starters because, in their opinion, the horses’ chances were compromised leaving the starting gate. If so, all bets on the non-starters will be refunded unless the horse wins. For placing and program purposes, the non-starters will be considered to have run for purse only.
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