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Steward's Report

TUESDAY 11/18/2014
(1) JOCKEY OBJECTION-4TH RACE-NO CHANGE

The Stewards posted the objection sign following the 4th race at the request of Jockey Matt Hagerty who rode the third place finisher #2 “SHARIS REPORT”. Mr. Hagerty alleged interference from the second place finisher #3 “PRECIOUS PEGASUS” with Jockey Kassie Guglielmino in the irons.

The films reflect that #3 did come in slightly and tighten it up in the late stages, however, in the opinion of the Stewards, the hole didn’t close completely and Jockey Hagerty opted to steady back. In evaluating the ground lost, the Stewards also believe that Hagertys’ mount was not compromised a placing. Accordingly, no change was warranted.

(2) STEWARDS INQUIRY/ACCIDENT-7TH RACE-#2 UNPLACED
The Stewards posted the inquiry sign immediately following the 7th race in order to determine the cause for #8 “NITA JUANITA” to fall at the top of the stretch with Jockey Kassie Guglielmino. Jockey Jose Zunino was also unseated when his mount #5 “ALLTHEWAY HEATHER” stumbled over the downed horse and rider.

The films show that #2 “TYCHONIC CHOICE”, ridden by Jockey Jennifer Whitaker, allowed her mount to drift out and into the path of #8 causing the latter to clip heels and fall. For interference at the top of the stretch, #2 was declared unplaced behind the #8 and #5, respectively. I’m happy to report that both horses galloped by the stands after the incident and didn’t appear to be seriously injured and both Kassie and Jose were able to complete the remainder of the card.

SUNDAY 11/16/2014
JOCKEY OBJECTION 2ND RACE-NO CHANGE

The Stewards posted the objection sign following the 2nd race at the request of Jockey Luis Gonzalez who rode the second place finisher #5 “GRAMMYS SPITFIRE”. Jockey Gonzalez alleged interference against the winner #4 “GC STREAKIN OKEY” and Jockey Matt Hagerty going into the far turn.

Films of the incident show that there was doubt that #5 was forced out and had to alter course at all, however, if there was slight interference, it was caused by #1 who carried #4 out slightly. As #1 finished last, no change was warranted.

JOCKEY OBJECTION 4TH RACE-NO CHANGE
The Stewards posted the objection sign following the 4th race at the behest of Jockey Eduardo Sosa who rode the 5th place finisher #8 “EZ GAMER” in the 350 yard Quarter Horse sprint. Jockey Sosa alleged interference after the start against the first place finisher #9 “CM GOT OVERSERVED” and Jockey Luis Gonzalez.

Films of the race show that # 9 crossed over after he had #8 cleared and there was no evidence that Sosa ever had to stop persevering with his mount. Accordingly, no change was warranted.

SUNDAY, 11/2/2014
(1) STEWARDS INQUIRY/ACCIDENT-1ST RACE-NONSTARTER DECLARED

The Stewards posted the inquiry sign immediately following the 1st race to assess an incident at the start of the 350 yard Quarter Horse event. As Jockey Kassie Guglielmino was remounting her horse, #9 “CHICK METER” after the horse flipped in the gate necessitating the horse to be re-saddled, she had barely sat down on the saddle in the gate when the field was dispatched. As she did not even have the chance to gather her stirrups, she came off of the back end of her horse the first jump.

A review of the films of the race showed that the incident did render an unfair start and in the best interest of the public, the horse was declared a non-starter and all wagers were refunded. Jockey Guglielmino was uninjured in the mishap. The Stewards did interview Starter Harold Kent who said that he heard a go from his crew and thought that she was on the horse. We urged him to reassess the procedure and work out a better method of communication, so as to avoid any more incidents.

(2) STEWARDS INQUIRY-5TH RACE-DISQUALIFICATION
The Stewards posted the inquiry sign following the 5th race in order to evaluate observed contact between the first place finisher #4 “HORNFEL” and Jockey Javier Matias and the second place finisher #5 “BREWINGINTHEBLUE” with Jockey Matt Hagerty in the boot.

The films revealed that #4 ducked out with Matias 50 yards from the wire and solidly bumped #5 causing the latter to lose momentum who then came back and just missed at the wire. For that action #4 was disqualified from first and placed second behind #5.

SUNDAY 10/26/2014
(1) STEWARDS INQUIRY-3RD RACE-DISQUALIFICATION

The Stewards posted the inquiry sign following the 3rd race in order to evaluate observed interference just after the start of the 350 yard Quarter Horse dash. #8 “LITTLE BIT OF CORONA” with Jockey Jake Samuels aboard and who lost his right stirrup at the start, ducked in sharply after the start and solidly bumped #7 “CATLOW RIM” with Jockey Kassie Guglielmino in the irons. The latter was turned sideways because if the bump which, in the opinion of the Stewards, cost them position, momentum and the opportunity at a better placing.

For that action, #8 was disqualified from third and placed fourth behind #

(2) STEWARDS INQUIRY-9TH RACE-NO CHANGE
The Stewards posted the inquiry sign immediately following the 9th race to determine the cause for #6 “MACK’S GOLD BULLET” to unseat Jockey Marcelo Cardoso at the ½ mile pole.

The films of the incident show that Cardoso’s mount ducked out sharply over the heels of #4 and may have caught those heels on the way by, however, Marcelo was unseated due to the abrupt duck of his mount putting both of his feet on one side of his saddle while racing in the clear. Accordingly, no change was warranted. Jockey Cardoso was uninjured in the fall and rode his final mount.

WEDNESDAY, 10/15/2014
(2) JOCKEY OBJECTION-3RD RACE-NO CHANGE

The Stewards posted the objection sign following the 3rd race, at the request of Jockey Marcelo Cardoso who rode the second place finisher #1 “SAM JAM”. Cardoso alleged interference from the winner #5 “BIG BLACK CAT” and Jockey Leonel Camacho-Flores at the 1/8 pole.

The films show that Cardoso shifted out from behind Flores of his own volition and with no visible reason to do so, as the hole along the rail was big enough to drive two horses through. Accordingly, no change was warranted.

SUNDAY, 10/12/2014
(2) STEWARDS INQUIRY-4TH RACE-DISQUALIFICATION

The Stewards posted the inquiry sign immediately following the 4th race, in order to review two separate incidents during the 350 yard Quarter Horse “Director’s Handicap”.

The first incident occurred at the start where #6 “EL LABERINTO” broke out with Jockey Eduardo Sosa and bumped hard with #7 “FLYIN LION” who broke in at the start with Jockey Marcelo Cardoso. The films reflect that the contact was a 50/50 exchanged and that #7, who was the eventual unofficial winner, got turned in due to the contact rendering him blameless for the incident.

The second incident took place approaching the 1/16 pole where #7 drifted out under left hand urging and encroached into the path of the third place finisher #9 “BP TAKEM AWAY” and Jockey Juan Pulido forcing the latter to check off heels causing him to lose position, momentum and the opportunity at a better placing.

For that action #7 was disqualified from first and placed third behind #9.