The Horse Race Insider is a privately owned magazine. All copyrights reserved. “Bet with your head, not over it.”

The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

NO SAFETY, “NO CONTEST”

Edited NYRA Staff Release – Sunday’s seventh race at Saratoga Race Course, a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight over the inner turf course, was declared a “No Contest” by the Board of Stewards. 

A mechanical issue with the starting gate tractor created a delay in removing the gate once the field broke. Due to safety concerns communicated by the outriders to the jockeys, several jockeys pulled up their mounts during the running of the race. As a result, the Board of Stewards declared the race a “No Contest.”

“Ensuring a safe racing environment for jockeys and horses is paramount,” said Pat McKenna, Vice President of Communications for NYRA. “Our outriders are highly skilled and experienced professionals who made a swift decision today based on concern for the safety of the jockeys and horses in the heat of competition.”

All wagers placed starting in Race 7 were refunded. All other Pick 3, Pick 5, Pick 6 and Grand Slam wagers were considered an ALL for the corresponding leg of the wager. Consolation payouts were given for the Double that started in Race 6.  

Facebook Share
Twitter Share
LinkedIn Share
Email
Print

⚠ Before you comment

Our staff likes nothing better than to engage with the HRI Faithful and provide a forum for interaction on horseracing and sports. In that spirit, please be kind and reasonable; keep the language clean, and the tone civil. Comments from those who cannot comply will be deleted. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.