Commission clears Saez over alleged buzzer use

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The New York State Gaming Commission denied a complaint from trainer Eric Guillot alleging jockey Luis Saez carried an electric device, commonly known as a buzzer, in winning the Grade 1 Travers Stakes aboard Will Take Charge in late August at Saratoga Race Course.

The commission issued a 39-page report of its investigation into the complaint filed Aug. 30 by Guillot, trainer of Travers runner-up Moreno.

The Commission’s investigation concluded that Mr. Saez was not carrying any sort of electrical device and that Mr. Guillot’s allegation was wholly unsubstantiated,” the report stated. “This conclusion was reached unanimously by the three Stewards and the staff of the Commission.”

The investigation concluded Sept. 28 and featured sworn testimony from several individuals, including Saez and other riders that participated in the Travers. Video and photographic evidence was also included in the investigation.

The complete report is available here.

Check out page 34 of the Sept. 1 issue of The Saratoga Special for complete story when inquiry launched.