KINGSTON, Jamaica – Abogado (9-5) after going by the post in front, but with his rider, apprentice Kiaman McGregor falling from the saddle nanoseconds before reaching the finish, the stewards of the race meeting were left with no choice but to disqualify the winner.
The Rules of Racing clearly states that a jockey must be in the saddle when passing the winning post and as such, in this instance, Abogado was disqualified and placed out of the race.
Fortunately, McGregor was unhurt and can consider himself quite luck and while on the ground, he was passed by several horses without getting a touch.
The race was awarded to second by the post and 9-1 chance, Aquilo ridden by apprentice Roger Hewitt. Lucky Nine (5-2 – Shavon Townsend) was second with Ringo Starr (63-1- Tevin Foster) third.
Aquilo is trained by Dennis Thwaites and the event was a $180,000 - $150,000 claimer run over three-furlongs.
|RACE 6 $180-150,000 CLAIM (3YOS&UP) 600M/3F S 3:40 PM|
|2||11||Lucky Nine||Shavon Townsend||5-2||$72|
|3||8||Ringo Starr||Tevin Foster||63-1||$1,330|
|4||9||Man In Blue||Javaniel Patterson||6-1|
|TRAINER: Gregory Forsyth|
|Abagado was disqualified from first place|
|Splits: 23.2 - Time: 36.2 - Margins: 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 - 15 RAN|