Elmont, N.Y. — The Kentucky racing fee on Monday rejected an enchantment by the. The horse completed first in Saturday’s race, however in a shocking ruling was disqualified for interference.
The unprecedented choice to overturn the results of thejust isn’t sitting nicely with Most Safety’s proprietor, Gary West.
“We have been surprised, shocked and in whole and full disbelief,” West stated. “It has by no means been achieved earlier than.”
Race fouls, just like the interference foul Saturday, are judgment calls made by a committee of monitor officers referred to as stewards.
Whereas every state units its personal horse racing guidelines, all three Triple Crown race tracks — the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes — comply with the identical interference guidelines.
“It was fairly minimize and dry. They adopted the principles of racing right here,” former jockey Gary Stevens advised CBS Information.
“My coronary heart bleeds for one of the best horse that received that race, however the stewards did comply with the principles of racing within the state of Kentucky.”
Heavy rains in Kentucky made for sloppy situations on the monitor — a monitor that some say was too crowded from the beginning.
The Kentucky racing fee say they denied the enchantment as a result of the monitor officers ruling just isn’t topic to enchantment.
That denial doesn’t affect any of the betting payouts. Individuals who received cash, hold their cash. Those that misplaced: robust luck.
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