Racing Commission cuts jockey suspension

September 10, 1992|By Ross Peddicord | Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer

The Maryland Racing Commission went against the judgment of the Pimlico stewards yesterday and reduced a penalty that had been handed down to jockey Andrea Seefeldt.

By a 5-2 vote, the commissioners reduced to three days a seven-day suspension that the stewards had issued to Seefeldt after a ride in the third race at Pimlico Race Course on May 17.

Seefeldt, who appealed the stewards' ruling, agreed that her horse, High Bimelech, should have been disqualified from third and placed fourth after interfering with jockey Joe Rocco and his mount, Second in Line, during the stretch run.

She said, however, that she had tried hard to keep her mount from impeding Rocco and didn't think she deserved the stiff penalty.

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