Following a review of the Dec. 1 GI Cigar Mile H. card at Aqueduct, in conjunction with Teletimer, the official timing system for New York Racing Association (NYRA) racetracks, the running times of three one-mile races on the main track, including the GIII Go For Wand H., have been adjusted, it was announced Sunday.
The Teletimer system initiates timing of each race when the first runner crosses the timing beam, however, due to an auxiliary starting gate incorrectly parked on the outside fence of Aqueduct’s main track during the first half of the card, the beam was not engaged resulting in the first three one-mile races being timed directly from the gate, without the customary run-up which on Dec. 1 was 54 feet from the starting gate to the first beam.
Race 2, a maiden special weight for juveniles won by Kentucky Wildcat (Tapit) which was originally timed in splits of 25.85, 49.82, 1:15.30 and 1:41.41, is now corrected to 24.68, 49.14, 1:14.01 and 1:40.17.
Race 3, a $25,000 claiming event for older horses won by Stronger (Bodemeister) which was originally timed in splits of 26.08, 50.55, 1:16.62 and 1:42.92, is now corrected to 25.13, 49.78, 1:15.37 and 1:41.77.
In Race 6, the Go For Wand, Marley’s Freedom (Blame) earned a neck score in a race originally timed in splits of 25.27, 48.56, 1:13.34 and 1:38.35, which is now corrected to 24.52, 48.14, 1:12.14 and 1:37.50.
The issue was identified and rectified prior to the running of the GI Cigar Mile H. won by Patternrecognition (Adios Charlie).