Twenty-five years after the owner Eric Kronfeld watched his mare Allumeuse get incorrectly taken down from an apparent victory at Saratoga, another Kronfeld-owned filly that he named Allumeuse finished second – without incident – in Monday’s second race at Belmont Park.
As track announcer Tom Durkin said after the horses crossed the finish line, “the inquiry sign has not been posted.”
In 1986, the New York stewards incorrectly disqualified Allumeuse for interference that was caused by another horse. A few days later, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board ordered that Allumeuse be given the winner’s share of the purse. Of course, that didn’t help the bettors who wagered on Allumeuse at 7-1.
Monday, Allumeuse, trained by Christophe Clement, was sent off at 3-1. A bit headstrong in her U.S. debut, Allumeuse led until deep stretch when she was passed by Sex Appeal.
From - drf.com
I was there at Saratoga in 1986 the day the first Allumeuse was taken down…and was one of many who lost money. It was either a colossal screw up…or scam. - Waterman12053