BALTIMORE, SEPT. 13 -- Two horses ridden by Vince Bracciale Jr. were disqualified at Pimlico today -- including favored High Brite in the $43,075 War Admiral Stakes -- which could preclude the jockey from riding in the lucrative Maryland Million program Saturday.

The stewards will review the two races with Bracciale Monday to determine whether to suspend him for each infraction (suspensions ordinarily last seven days). If suspended, Bracciale could appeal the ruling to the Maryland Racing Commission.

The disqualification of the Wayne Lukas-trained High Brite (6 to 5) not only put Bracciale's Million Day chances in jeopardy, it cost owner Joseph Allen $19,384 -- the difference between first and second place. The $27,999 prize went to Cardiff, a Henry Clark-trained gelding undefeated in three starts.

An objection by Gregg McCarron, Cardiff's jockey, precipitated High Brite's disqualification. High Brite, breaking from post 2 on a sloppy track, bore out leaving the gate and ran into Cardiff, who was pinched when Smart Mover and Great Smoke bore in from his right.

High Brite took the lead early and was pressed by Cardiff and Radicchio, before pulling away in the stretch to win by three lengths. Cardiff outlasted Radicchio by a head for second.

"It cost us maybe two lengths down the backstretch," McCarron said. "We wanted to go head-and-head with {High Brite}."

In the fifth race, for maiden fillies, Bracciale was disqualified astride third-place Carter's Creek, who veered into the path of Princess Advocator and jockey Mary Wiley in the stretch. Following a foul claim by Wiley, Carter's Creek was placed fourth.

"Every time she went out of line, I tried to straighten her up," Bracciale said of Carter's Creek. "I don't feel I should be held at fault."