Tribal Waters endured an extremely rough trip and was eased. While racing along the inside he was bumped very hard by the four horse. Jockey Joe Steiner had to check sharply and then eased Tribal Waters across the finish line in last. Full chart here.
After a lengthy steward’s inquiry, the horse that bumped him was disqualified and placed last. The result was TW was moved up from fifth to fourth.
The “stewards” are employed by the Washington Horse Racing Commission and the three individuals are responsible for ensuring that the rules of racing are followed. During the races they are in the Steward’s Stand on the sixth floor watching the race on multiple TV monitors and through the binoculars.
In Tribal Waters’ case, they determined that the four horse, My Chief, had cost Tribal Waters a better finish and therefore they DQ’d him.
There are two different types of evaluations regarding interference in racing:
1) A foul is a foul (regardless of the outcome, the horse should be DQ’d)
2) A foul only matters if the horse interfered with was cost their best position because of the foul
Washington rules of racing adhere to the second school of thought. If a foul did not affect the outcome, then they will let the finish positions stand. If a foul did affect the outcome, then they will make a change.
You can watch the Replay of Tribal Waters Race here.
Sharon reported that it appeared Tribal Waters didn’t suffer any ill effects from his jostling trip, but we’ll know more in the morning. He may be a little stiff from having his hind end knocked about.
Charlie Thomas is sharp and we’ll be entering him for next weekend.
Saturday, July 11 is Emerald AM. This is a free morning program from 9 – 11 am with free coffee, juice and danishes.
It is hosted by Jacob Pollowitz and includes a visit to the starting gate and interviews with trainers and jockeys.
If you wish to visit the barn on Saturday, Holly will be meeting and escorting Club members at 11 am. If you’d like to go to the barn, meet Holly on the track apron by the margarita stand (track level, above the paddock).