The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
Super High Five
You generally have to do something quite egregious to be taken down in Kentucky (compared to other jurisdictions) and something blatantly obvious to be taken down in a stakes race there. This was clearly a foul (the horse appeared to be spooked by the crowd noise and veered out sharply, taking away the path of two other horses) and it was really quite fortunate that no horses and riders went down at that point in the race. The stewards made the right call here, although it wouldn't have surprised me if that had let the result stand. This had nothing to do with modern technology, as these sorts of camera angles have been available to stewards for 40 years.No Kentucky Derby winner has been DQ'd based on something that happened in the race before. Does that mean that nothing has ever happened in a race that should have gotten the winner DQ'd? Did this happen because of modern technology and the emphasis on "getting it right"?
IMO, biggest BS call I've seen. The hors that supposedly was bumped never changed stride at all with no effect on him, plus that horse's owner never filed a complaint, only the owner of the declared winning horse (not bumped) who would win if the real winner was DQed. There was not clear evidence, no camera angle clearly showed it. Should have been "the play stands." Churchill Downs likely banked a ton of money in bets with the DQ. Makes you wonder. You may agree or disagree but that's how I see it.
Sorry that's not clear evidence to me. Didn't change the outcome. If blatant, sure. And could have" doesn't matter. JMO that's all.I would have hit the pick 4 with the 7. I’m pissed. But right is right and wrong is wrong. The horse got spooked and cleared out a bunch of horses and war of will and Tyler G could have gone down REALLY hard.