Thumb_grening David Grening , Saratoga , 08/09/2018 , Race 5 - DRF Live Posted : Aug 9, 2018, 12:39 PM

Race run at wrong distance

If you wondered why the fractions were screwy or why several horses were eased in Wednesday's fifth race, here is the explanation:

The race was run wrong at the wrong distance!

Scheduled for 1 1-16-miles on the turf, the maiden event for New York 2-year-olds was actually run at 1 1-8 miles.

Somelikeithotbrown, trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Jose Ortiz, won the race by 8 lengths.

The official fractions were adjusted by six seconds to be: 23.69, 47.50, 1:13.50, 1:38.16 with the final time going down officially as 1:50.51.

A tip of the hat to my former colleague and now Equibase chartcaller Dave Litfin for the heads up.



Stay Updated with DRF Morning Line

Free Race-of-the-Day video analysis & PPs,DRF Bets Gameplan Play-of-the-Day, all the latest racing news and more.

Download DRF Bets on your smartphone
© Daily Racing Form. All rights reserved.
Morning-line We need just a few pieces of information and you'll begin receiving our newsletter, right to your inbox!

Thank you for registering!

We're glad to have you on board. You'll begin receiving our newsletter upon the next scheduled delivery date. If you do not receive your first newsletter in the next 7 days, please contact our customer service team at cservice@drf.com.