From the start of her career, Miss Stella had been allowed to race with the wrong name and pedigree, and even her lip tattoo was incorrectly consistent with the foal papers. It was a close call as to whether or not this horse should have run at all. But it was dedicated follow-up work and this department's system of checks and balances that has corrected this ongoing mistake and prevented its perpetuation.
Most of the criteria matched up, but there was a slight discrepancy in one of the cowlicks. This incident happened on the weekend, and normally, our identifier would have called The Jockey Club as a backup. The Jockey Club office was closed, however, so our identifier had the option of letting the horse run or scratching it.