It's only fine the same way Obama didn't have to produce a real birth certificate.
In the old days, if the jockey on Noble Indy had claimed foul, both of Baffert's horses would have been placed behind Noble Indy, which is to say last and second to last. Suspensions would have been automatic.
It’s only fine the same way Obama didn’t have to produce a real birth certificate.
Speaking of which, check this out
Are they supposed to change the rules just for the Belmont stakes?
The whole notion is ridiculous. The Belmont Stakes isn't some chaotic 20-horse free-for-all like the Kentucky Derby.
The cream comes to the top in the Belmont. Leading pole-to-pole in a 1-1/2 mile race is extremely difficult, and most impressive when it happens. One perfectly legal block in the first 20 seconds of the race meant nothing. I didn't hear anyone focusing on it in the aftermath of the race. Absolutely laughable sour grapes...
These stakes race jewels don’t change results.
Avatar practically got knocked over in the 75 Derby, came in second anyhow, and there was nary a word and not even an inquiry.