Steward's Report

MONDAY 10/16/2017
(1) INQUIRY/OBJECTION – 8TH RACE – NO CHANGE
The stewards posted the inquiry to review the stretch run near the 1/8th pole. The inquiry involved # 7 and # 4. The rider of # 7 also claimed an objection against # 8, claiming interference at the same point. Films show # 8 (the leading horse) drifting out some as # 7 was gaining ground behind. The # 7 angled out trying to make a path around # 8 and applied some pressure on # 4, causing the latter to steady slightly and alter course. The stewards determined there was insufficient video evidence to prove either # 4 or # 7 was cost the opportunity at a better placing, and left the order of finish as is.

MONDAY 10/09/2017
(1) INQUIRY – 2ND RACE – NO CHANGE
The stewards posted the inquiry to review intermittent contact between two horses down the stretch. Films show that although the # 2 was getting out some and # 3 was getting in slightly, causing the side by side horses to brush one another, there was insufficient interference to warrant a disqualification.

Monday 10/02/17
(1) INQUIRY/ACCIDENT – 4TH RACE – NO CHANGE
The stewards posted the inquiry to review an incident mid-stretch that caused the rider of the # 6 horse to come unseated. Films confirmed the horse bolted and bucked while racing clear.

(2) OBJECTION – 9TH RACE – DISQUALIFICATION
Jose Zunino (aboard # 8) lodged an objection against the # 9, ridden by Francisco Orduna-Rojas for interference away from the gate. Replays show # 9 broke in sharply on # 8, forcing the latter behind # 7, as # 6 broke out hard, forcing # 7 into and in front of # 8. For the incident, # 9 was disqualified from 2nd and placed 3rd behind # 8. No action was taken on # 6 as that horse finished behind both horses interfered with.