Stewards inquiry and jockeys objection into the stretch run the # 5 Pauseforthecause (Dylan Davis) shifts out and brushes with the # 10 Way Smart (Rajiv Maragh)’ The # 10 shifts out and goes on to finish fourth. 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 8-5-2-10.
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.
Stewards inquiry in the vicinity of 1/16 pole concerning #8 New Pass(Luis Saez) who suffered a fatal musculo- skeletal injury. After reviewing the race video the race is official as is. #8 New Pass was alone at the time of the injury.
The order of finish is 126.96.36.199.
Stewards inquiry into the start of #8 Tequila Sunday(Manuel Franco) who leaves the gate before the signal of the starter. After breaking through the starting gate doors prior to the official start, #8 ducks in sharply making contact horses that left later with the official start. Initial contact was with #7 Consubstantial (L. Reyes) that causes a chain reaction with the inside horses, #’s 6, 5, and 4. After reviewing the video and speaking to the rider involved the #8 Tequila Sunday is unplaced in the order of finish and wagers refunded. The new order of finish 188.8.131.52
§ 4022.21. Discretionary powers.
If any case occurs that is not, or that is alleged not to be provided for by this Article, such case shall be determined by the stewards in such manner as they think just and conformable to the usages of the turf; and the stewards may impose such punishment and take such other action in the matter as they may deem to be within the intent of this Article, including reference to the commission
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