Report: Stewards Meet With Geroux On Belmont Ride, But Nature Of Conversation Still Unknown

by | 06.14.2018 | 6:05pm
Florent Geroux enjoys the moment after winning the 2018 Kentucky Oaks on Monomoy Girl

The Daily Racing Form reported Thursday that New York stewards met with jockey Florent Geroux to discuss his ride in this year's Belmont Stakes, but further details about that conversation have not been released. Stewards referred questions from the Form to the New York State Gaming Commission, which did not return requests for comment.

Geroux came under fire for his ride aboard Restoring Hope, a stablemate of Belmont winner Justify. Owner Mike Repole, who had Noble Indy in the race, had been vocal this week about his criticism of the ride and whether it was designed to give Justify an advantage. Geroux took Restoring Hope wide into the first turn and later kept Bravazo stuck along the rail.

Geroux told the Form he didn't feel he had done anything unusual during the race and had committed no fouls.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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