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NY Stewards Go Public

Hooray! Or should I say, about time!

NYRA announces stewards’ decisions will be made public:

Directly following any decision they make having to do with the official order of finish, including inquiries and objections, the stewards … will provide an explanation of what happened and the reason for their decision. That information will then be communicated via the NYRA television feed and will be posted on the new Stewards’ Corner section on NYRA.com …

“This new policy is a big step forward in providing transparency of the stewards’ decision making,” NYRA President and CEO Charles Hayward said. “Millions of dollars are bet every day at NYRA tracks and customers should know why decisions are made in the stewards’ stand.”

Why, yes, bettors should. This is the page to bookmark.