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Gaming Commission finds Travers winner won fair and square

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Luis Saez, aboard Travers winner Will Take Charge (NEWS10) Luis Saez, aboard Travers winner Will Take Charge (NEWS10)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York State Gaming Commission has concluded its investigation into the allegation that an electrical device was used by the jockey of Will Take Charge in the 2013 Travers Stakes.

The commission's investigation concluded that Jockey Luis Saez was not carrying any sort of electrical device and that Trainer Eric Guillot's allegation was "wholly unsubstantiated."

In early September, Guillot - the trainer of second-place finisher Moreno - filed a complaint with the State Gaming Commission alleging that the 21-year-old rider of Travers winner Will Take Charge used an electrical device on his horse during the running of the race. Guillot said that after watching the video of the race he "saw something suspicious" and brought it to the commission.

A battery or buzzer is an electronic device is used to make the horse run faster and is illegal anywhere on racetracks.

The New York State Police worked with the Gaming Commission on the investigation.

The full investigative report can be found at www.gaming.ny.gov/pdf/10.04.13.TraversInvestigation.pdf.

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