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NYRA Stewards To Explain Rulings

Published: July 26, 2010 2:47 pm ET

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On Friday, July 23, the New York Racing Association announced a policy change in that any race-day decision by presiding stewards will be explained to race fans.

A report by The Saratogian explains that NYRA will provide an explanation to race fans of any decision reached, including the reason or reasons for that decision.

The new rule applies to any decision about the official order of finish, inquiries and objections during any race at Saratoga.

“This new policy is a big step forward in providing transparency of the stewards’ decision-making,” NYRA President and CEO Charles Hayward said. “Millions of dollars are bet everyday at NYRA tracks and customers should know why decisions are made in the stewards’ stand.”

(With files from The Saratogian)


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