Jockey Luis Saez received notification Aug. 9 of a seven-day suspension for “careless riding”. The incident in question took place in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes, the tenth race on the Aug. 4 card, in which Saez mount Just Fly veered left near the top of the stretch under right-handed whip.Just Fly crowded several other horses against the rail before Saez corrected course. The pair faded to last.
The suspension is stayed while Saez appeals the ruling.
The suspension is one in a long list for Saez, who according to published reports has received more than 20 suspensions since 2013. This year alone, he has received 15 days for his ride in the Kentucky Derby, five days for a riding infraction at Gulfstream on Feb. 2 and another five days for his part in a disqualification at Gulfstream in late January.
See a video replay of the race below. Just Fly wears the number seven saddle towel.
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