Nakatani Issued Five-Day Suspension For Interference In Del Mar Oaks

by | 08.21.2017 | 6:26pm
Goodyearforroses and Corey Nakatani

Jockey Corey Nakatani has been issued a five-day suspension by the Del Mar stewards, reports His mount in Saturday's Del Mar Oaks, Pacific Wind, veered in at the top of the stretch, causing interference. She crossed the wire in ninth place, but was disqualified to tenth, and the incident resulted in Nakatani's suspension.

Nakatani did not ride any races on the Del Mar card on Sunday, instead serving as the parade marshal in Los Angeles' Nisei Week Japanese Festival. The jockey's late father lived at Santa Anita during World War II when the facility was used to house Japanese-Americans.

The suspension is scheduled to being on Saturday.


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