07/24/2014 11:06AM

Evangeline Downs stewards disqualify wrong horse


OPELOUSAS, La. – In a case of mistaken identity, Evangeline Downs’s stewards disqualified the wrong horse in Thursday night’s fourth race. The matter was quickly rectified, but not before resulting in a second superfecta payoff.

During the stretch run of the 5 1/2-furlong, $5,000 claiming affair, the stewards misidentified Our Katie, with Tyler Woodley aboard, as the aggressor in an incident that forced Terrific Indy to steady in tight quarters along the rail. The culprit was actually Brahm’s Diva, with Kirk LeBlanc up. Our Katie was originally disqualified from fourth and placed seventh. The disqualification moved Brahm’s Diva up to fourth, completing the 7-6-8-3 superfecta combination.

Shortly after the race was declared official, the stewards realized the error. Our Katie was reinstated to fourth for purse distribution purposes only and Brahm’s Diva was subsequently disqualified from fifth and placed seventh. A second superfecta of 7-6-8-5 was paid and returned $36.61 for the minimum wager of 10 cents.

zkid9914 More than 1 year ago
Yesterday at Saratoga, the hurdles race, 9 beat the 1 at the wire. Except the photo showed the one winning the finish. Anyone else notice this or is it my eyes have gone bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To all the whiners and complainers (especially those paid by outside interests against horse racing to sit on their computers and complain all day) please just shut up! If you don't like horse racing, there's a simple solution. Just go away!
John Smith More than 1 year ago
Would be nice if the stewards would disqualify one or two of the leading trainers using illegal substances and administering thyroxin to horses with normal lab values.
Steve Schnell More than 1 year ago
This happened on Wednesday night... Not Thursday
G More than 1 year ago
Yes, I noticed that. A mistaken DQ and a mistaken article about the mistake, lol. These guys at DRF seem to be asleep but I find a lot of mistakes in many news articles these days.
Bruce Epstein More than 1 year ago
Ah booger who you got? I needs the 4 and you? At least they paid off the correct ticket after.
PRIL More than 1 year ago
everything in racing is crooked.
G More than 1 year ago
Humans make mistakes and they did the right thing and paid an additional superfecta after discovering a mistake had been made.
Bob Rose More than 1 year ago
Hey PRIL...you need to buy a vowel 'A'.