11/24/2010 12:19PM

Ontario commission reverses finish order


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The Ontario Racing Commission has allowed an appeal by owner Jamie Attard and has placed his horse Federal Court first in the 10th race here July 31.

Coffee Bar had finished first while Federal Court had run second in the race. There was no inquiry and the result was declared official. Attard filed a protest and notice of appeal based on his belief that Coffee Bar had interefered with Federal Court during the stretch run.

Commissioner John Macdnald heard the case on Nov. 10. On Tuesday, MacDonald released his decision, which declared Federal Court the winner for all purposes except parimutuel wagering, with Coffee Break set back to second.