Re: NY Stewards (426 Views)
Posted by: BitPlayer
Date: September 29, 2019 09:34AM
I was on the wrong side of this one, but don't really have a problem with it.
A few thoughts regarding factors that may have affected the decision and its consistency with prior decisions:
I think one of the NY stewards retired recently, and the replacement is a veterinarian.
Given the increased emphasis on safety nationwide (and the recent cluster of fatalities at Belmont), I wonder if we are going to see a trend towards stricter enforcement of the rules.
The fact that John Velazquez lodged the objection probably lent it credibility.
As an aside: would it be that difficult to implement a split screen with the pan shot on top of the head-on? In this case, it would have made it a lot easier to determine whether the bump(s) coincided with Vino Rosso's resurgence.
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