Stewards Determinations

Stewards Determination of Race 3 at Kentucky Downs September 16, 2020

After the running of race 3 the placing judges posted the order of finish as 8-1-5-2. Upon their discovery that their initial posting was incorrect, and prior to the race being posted official, the placing judges notified the stewards of the correct order of finish which was then posted as 1-8-5-2. An objection that was lodged by the rider of second place #8 “Tiz Splendid News” (Irad Ortiz, Jr.) alleging interference by the rider of the unofficial winner #1 “Sir Roberto” (Gabriel Saez) was then entertained by the stewards who reviewed the race replay, interviewed the riders and determined that the slight contact that occurred approaching the wire was mutual and therefore did not warrant a disqualification. The race was then posted official with the correct order of finish as they had originally crossed the finish line.
1-8-5-2.

Stewards Determination of Race 2 at Kentucky Downs September 12, 2020

An objection was lodged by the rider of fourth place #4 “Summer Palace” (Jose Ortiz) alleging interference by the rider of second place #1a “Rochambeau” (Tyler Gaffalione) in the stretch. After reviewing the race replay and interviewing the riders, the stewards determined that #1a drifted in and impeded #4 who was forced to take up. For the interference #1a was disqualified from second and placed fourth, behind #4. In addition the stewards determined that the actions of the rider of #1a were not intended to benefit the stablemate #1, who was therefore not included in the disqualification.
Official order of finish: 3-1-4-1a-8

Stewards Determination of Race 10 at Kentucky Downs September 9, 2020

An objection was lodged by the rider of third place #8 “Sister Kitten” (Jose Ortiz) alleging interference by both the riders of second place #11 “Cambeliza” (James Graham) and the unofficial winner #2 “Blame Debbie” (Joel Rosario) in the stretch. After reviewing the race replay and interviewing the riders, the stewards determined that #2 angled in and caused the #11 to check into the #8 who was forced to take up sharply. Both the #11 and #8 lost momentum due to the interference. The objection against the #11 was disallowed. #2 was disqualified and placed behind both the #11 and #8.
Official order of finish 11-8-2-10-3

Stewards Determination of Race 5 at Kentucky Downs September 7, 2020

A Stewards Inquiry was posted involving the start of the race. It was immediately apparent that the start took place prior to both #6 “Mechanicville (Julien Leparoux) and #12 “Catman” (Tyler Gaffalione) being loaded in the gate. After a thorough review of the race replay and interview with the starter, the stewards also determined that due to a malfunction of the gate, no rider, assistant starter or horse was prepared for the start. The stewards determined that all horses in the field were precluded from obtaining a fair start, declared the race a NO CONTEST and ordered all money wagered on the race to be refunded.