The Steward's Report provides an explanation of any inquiries and objections during a race day at Keeneland. Please see below for information related to the 2021 Fall Meet.
October 22, 2021
Keeneland Race 6
A Stewards’ Inquiry was posted involving the start of #12 “Maven” (E.T. Baird). In addition, an objection was lodged by the rider of fifth place #6 “Get Western” (Corey Lanerie) alleging interference by the rider of fourth place #9 “Ship It Red” (Francisco Arrieta) in the stretch. After reviewing the race replay and interviewing the riders, there was insufficient evidence to warrant a disqualification and the objection was disallowed.
After reviewing the start of the race and interviewing the rider of #12 and the starter, the stewards determined that #12 charged the front doors, popping the door open slightly before the break. The assistant starter instinctively attempted to hold onto #12, causing to him break awkwardly and inward, and precluding him from obtaining a fair start. The stewards declared #12 “Maven” a NON STARTER and ordered all wagers refunded. The mutuel department made the proper refunds.
Official order of finish: 11-8-10-9