Stewards inquiry regarding the start of the 4th race as # 3 Climb the Ladder (Kendrick Carmouche) rears up just before the gates open. The assistant starter holds on to her in an effort to protect horse and rider. After viewing the available video it was determined by the stewards that her start was compromised and #3 Climb the Ladder was deemed a non starter. All wagers were refunded and the order of finish is 220.127.116.11
(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.
(b) If it be determined by the stewards that a horse is declared a non-starter, the money bet on the horse shall be refunded; if such horse is part of an entry or field, such circumstances shall be treated as a scratch for wagering as provided in section 4009.20 of this Part, notwithstanding the placing of any remaining part of the entry or field.
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