All American Appeals Denied
Two All American horses' DQ appeals are denied.
August 21, 2014
The New Mexico Horse Racing Commission upheld two disqualifications from the All American trials during a meeting on Thursday.
In the 14th race on August 14, Moonstruck Love, a First Moonflash gelding owned by Jose Luis Ozuna and trained by Paul Jones, finished second with a time of :21.446, which would have been fast enough to qualify for the $2.6 million All American final on Day 1. The track stewards disqualified the gelding and placed him seventh for lugging out from the inside rail. His new time awarded was a :22.045.
After reviewing the tape, Jones filed an appeal because he did not think Moonstruck Love impeded any other horse in the race.
In the sixth race on August 15, You N Me, a Mr Jess Perry filly owned by 21 Partnership and trained by Gene Burden, finished first with a time of :21.438, which would have been fast enough to qualify for the $2.6 million All American final on Day 2. The track stewards disqualified the filly and placed her seventh for lugging out from the five-hole. Her new time awarded was a :22.211. Takiana Romanova B was also disqualified from third to eighth in this trial.
After reviewing the tape, Burden filed an appeal because he did not think You N Me impeded any other horse in the race.
In both cases the appeals were denied and the All American Futurity final gate will stand as is.
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