Stewards’ Sunday Statement

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2014) -- Today we held an informal hearing with jockey Martin Garcia to discuss his ride in the 12th race (Breeders’ Cup Classic) yesterday.  Mr. Garcia’s horse (#7 Bayern) ducked in sharply leaving the gate of the 1 1/4 miles race.  Films revealed that Mr. Garcia corrected his horse immediately (second stride), and therefore in our unanimous opinion, no penalty was appropriate.

We plan to speak with jockey Jamie Spencer this afternoon.  Additionally, upon further review of the races films, we will be meeting with jockey Rafael Bejarano regarding the second incident at Del Mar on Friday morning.