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October 2017 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

October 1, 2017- Laurel Park
#17-162 In the second race at Laurel Park on September 29, 2017, horse #2 “Humbolt Street”, ridden by apprentice jockey, Luis J. Rodriguez was disqualified
from third position and placed fifth, behind horse #1 “Aim Straight”, ridden by jockey Sheldon Russell. About the 3/8 pole, # 2 “Humbolt Street” is angled in towards the rail by his rider without sufficient clearance and caused the #1 "Aim Straight” to be taken up sharply by his rider to avoid hitting the rail or clipping heels.
[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1)b, d & e, which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:

1st Sky Chaparral
2nd The Iron Bank
3rd R Lucifer
4th Aim Straight
5th Humbolt Street

October 1, 2017 - Laurel Park
#17-163 Apprentice jockey, Luis J. Rodriguez, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days,
October 6, 7 & 8, 2017, for riding the horse “Humbolt Street” in a careless manner in the second race at Laurel Park on September 29, 2017.
[COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]

About the 3/8 pole, # 2 “Humbolt Street” was angled in towards the rail by his rider without sufficient clearance and caused the #1 Aim Straight” to be taken up sharply by his rider to avoid hitting the rail or clipping heels.
[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1) ,b,d & e, which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]