Race #8 - Stewards inquiry regarding the stretch run. #6 Lady Kreesa (Manuel Franco) comes out under left handed whip making contact with #5 Orient Harbor (Jose Ortiz) inside the 1/16 pole slowing #5 Orient Harbor momentum as #5 Orient Harbor finishes fifth by a short head. After viewing all video angles and speaking to the riders involved, in the judgment of the stewards this incident altered the finish of the race Stewards Disqualified #6 Lady Kreesa from 4th and placed her 5th for interfering with #5 Orient Harbor. The official order of finish 10-9-4-5With 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.
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