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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The connections of Travers second-place finisher Moreno filed a complaint Friday with the New York State Gaming Commission alleging that Luis Saez, the rider of Travers winner Will Take Charge, used an electronic device on his horse during the running of the race.
Will Take Charge got up in the final jump of the Travers to beat Moreno by a nose.
“We have received a complaint, and it is under review,” said Lee Park, spokesman for the Gaming Commission.
Saez, through his agent Richard DePass, denied the allegation.
“It’s absurd for someone to make an accusation like that,” DePass said by phone from Florida. “We deny it one million percent. We’re going to get an attorney and pursue this vigorously.”
The investigation is being conducted by the three track stewards as well as the Gaming Commission. Carmine Donofrio, the Gaming Commission steward, confirmed the stewards asked NBC for a tape of the race. Donofrio declined to comment further.