Confusion Reigns Supreme, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-04


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Confusion Reigns Supreme JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 3.— There was considerable confusion after the last race at Jamaica last night. One of two persons, both of whom insist they did not make the mistake, inadvertently flashed the official sign on the infield odds board before being instructed by the stewards. The pay-offs were also posted promptly. Stewards Marshall Cassidy, Harold O. Vosburgh, Francis P. Dunne and Russell A. Firestone were more than slightly startled when, before flashing the objection sign to announce the foul claimed by Michael Danisi, who rode Transatlantic, against F. Kcnncy, rider of Task, the winner, they looked across the track and saw that the race had been pronounced official. Dunne promptly darkened the official sign, but the payoff remained lit and approximately 0,000 had already been paid out on Task. After talking to the two riders, the stewards maintained the result, but an embarrassing time was had by all.

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