Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >7/29/2015<

367 Total Rulings compiled at: 8/3/2015 7:05:39 PM G.M.T.

Name: JOSE ESTRADA BADILLA Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-196 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JOSE E BADILLA JR , having been notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 2, 2015, regarding a confrontation near the Paddock/Jockeys room with another licensee on August 1, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(JOSE E BADILLA JR was involved in a verbal and physical confrontation with another Jockey during the races).
 
JOSE E BADILLA JR   is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet.  Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds.  The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE E BADILLA JR a penalty as follows;
    1. A fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  
    2. Placed on probation for the remainder of this meeting (through September 7, 2015, inclusive. Any further related incidents will involve further sanction.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: JAVIER G BORUNDA Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-198 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JAVIER BORUNDA, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding the scratch of “Cozby” in the second race, Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Borunda was absent, but received permission from the Stewards for a Substitute Trainer – Jose Luis Galvan- to assume responsibility in Mr. Borunda’s absence. When the horse “Cozby” was treated with pre-race Salix/Lasix, the horse then suffered a reaction, and was then medicated by attending Veterinarian. As Trainer of record, and also a Substitute Trainer, no contact was made to the Stewards of the horse having been medicated on race day. The horse was a no show in the Paddock and scratched at ten minutes to post by the Stewards. Proper scratch procedures were not followed).
 
JAVIER BORUNDA is found to be in violation of:
15.2.5.9 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or their licensed designee, with permission of the Stewards”.
 
15.2.5.9 (B)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part” No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without the approval of the Stewards”.
 
16.47.1 10 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A substitute Trainer and the absent Trainer shall be jointly responsible as absolute insurers of the condition or their horses entered in an official workout or race, pursuant to 16.47.1.10 (B)(1-2-3) NMAC”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAVIER BORUNDA a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: Desmond Delisue Bryan Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#37 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $200.00 for failing to maintain a straight course away from the gate (second offense).
Name: Travis Alfred Cullen Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-36 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Misuse of Whip
Name: Travis Alfred Cullen Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-36 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-CENT-36 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MATTHEW M. FALES Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-200 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MATTHEW M FALES having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 2, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Flashs Best Splash” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the seventh race, Sunday, August 2, 2015,  at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(The horse “Flashs Best Splash” was a Veterinary scratch from a race to be run on July 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs. The horse was then placed on the Veterinarian list for a period of three entry days following the scratch. The time limitation for this requirement was not met, resulting in the scratch from the August 2, 2015 race).
 
MATTHEW M FALES is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.12(I) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its name appears on the Starter’s, Steward’s , or Veterinarian List”.
 
15.2.5.9 (B)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Entry of a horse which has been scratched, or excused from starting by the Stewards, because of a physical disability or sickness, may not be accepted until the expiration of three (3) entry days after such horse was scratched, or excused, and the horse has been removed from the Veterinarian List by the Racing Veterinarian, and then only with the approval of the Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MATTHEW M FALES a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                           NORM AMUNDSON                         ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: JOSE LUIS GALVAN Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-199 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOSE LUIS GALVAN, having appeared (telephonically via Trainer Javier Borunda)  before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding the scratch of “Cozby” in the second race, Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Borunda was absent, but received permission from the Stewards for JOSE LUIS GALVAN as Substitute Trainer, to assume responsibility in Mr. Borunda’s absence. When the horse “Cozby” was treated with pre-race Salix/Lasix, the horse then suffered a reaction, and was then medicated by attending Veterinarian. As Trainer of record, and also a Substitute Trainer, no contact was made to the Stewards of the horse having been medicated on race day. The horse was a no show in the Paddock and scratched at ten minutes to post by the Stewards. Proper scratch procedures were not followed).
 
JOSE LUIS GALVAN is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.9 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or their licensed designee, with permission of the Stewards”.
 
15.2.5.9 (B)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part” No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without the approval of the Stewards”.
 
16.47.1 10 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A substitute Trainer and the absent Trainer shall be jointly responsible as absolute insurers of the condition or their horses entered in an official workout or race, pursuant to 16.47.1.10 (B)(1-2-3) NMAC”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE LUIS GALVAN a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: FELIPE GARCIA LUNA Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-195 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/10/2015 Suspension End: 8/14/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey FELIPE GARCIA LUNA, having been notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 2, 2015, regarding a confrontation near the Paddock/Jockeys room with another licensee on August 1, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(FELIPE GARCIA LUNA was involved in a verbal and physical confrontation with another Jockey during the races).
 
FELIPE GARCIA LUNA is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet.  Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds.  The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed FELIPE GARCIA LUNA a penalty as follows;
    1. A fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  
    2. A two day suspension of riding privileges (Monday August 10th, and Friday, August 14, 2015), for sanctions resulting from probation condition violation issued and addressed in Ruling 2015-RUI-116.
    3. Placed on probation for the remainder of this meeting (through September 7, 2015, inclusive. Any further related incidents will involve further sanction.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: James Dean Gray Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-37 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Slow Pace - Repeat offense
Name: James Dean Gray Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-37 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-CENT-37 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-202 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/3/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer RENE GEVARA, having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling 2014-ZIA327-         issued on November 29, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that any/all NMSRC issued licenses to RENE GEVARA are hereby suspended until such time that the fine assessed in the above ruling has been paid.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.1.9(B) (7)(f) and 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension RENE GEVARA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of RENEN GEVARA are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction , per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 
Name: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-194 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS having appeared  before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding which resulted in a disqualification of his mount “Ohs of Oaks” in the third race, Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and issued a warning to make better efforts. The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: LUIS HUMBERTO RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-201 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey LUIS HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ having  appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to honor his riding engagement in the ninth race, Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Hernandez contacted the Stewards at 3:50 pm  (4:38 pm post time) to state he didn’t want to ride a scheduled mount “Spring to the Lead” saying he only then learned he was to ride “Spring to the Lead” instead of “Gonna Hit the Board” also entered in this race. Hernandez failed to communicate with his Agent prior to race day. No other rider would accept the mount, which led to a late scratch of “Spring to the Lead”).  
 
LUIS HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a Jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time, may not refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed LUIS HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
 
Name: VANESSA WEST Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-197 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner VANESSA F WEST, having been duly notified, and having appeared (via Trainer Justin Evans) before the Board of Stewards on August 2, 2015, regarding a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Methylprednisolone” which was found in sample NM11242 after it was collected from the horse, " Lila Grace" which finished first in the 10th race, Monday, Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
VANESSA F WEST is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "Lila Grace” which was the subject of related ruling 2015-RUI-193, issued August 2, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: First offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a Commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed VANESSA F WEST a penalty of:
 
The horse “Lila Grace” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and is required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
 
(Refer to related ruling 2015-RUI-193, issued August 2, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs).
 
 
                BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
___________________                     ________________                           _____________
      DAVID KEITER                    NORM AMUNDSON                      ED L'ECUYER
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: KAYLA WARREN Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-101 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Kayla Warren, having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 2, 2015, for entering an ineligible horse, Lovely Miss Dovely, (5 year old maiden) which resulted in a scratch of said horse in first race on August 1, 2015 at Sunray Park.  
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Kayla Warren a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Kayla Warren  is found to be in violation of.
 
16.47.1.10 (C) (18) Trainers are responsible for horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-192 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Ohs of Oaks” that finished third in the 3rd race,    Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed eighth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (d) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in a disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st              Brooks Gem                                5th       My Memory Lane       
2nd             See Here Now                             6th       Reacorona Jr      
3rd             Duece Coup                                 7th        Habit Rabbit      
4th             Gata Moolah Jr                            8th       Ohs of Oaks
Name: JOHN I. PIMENTAL Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON54 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer John Pimental is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to have the foal papers for "O'LUCEY" on file with the horse identifier for the 3rd race on Saturday, August 1, 2015.    
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-6.13 - "No horse shall be allowed to start unless a Jockey Club registration certificate is on file with the horse identifier, and unless it has been liptattooed, with the exception that the stewards may, in their discretion and for good cause, waive these requirements if the horse is otherwise properly identified.  However, said horse shall be tattooed thereafter within a period of time that is reasonably practical."
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-35 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA- 458® Foot out of Stirrup.
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-35 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-CENT-35 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: SILVI LOPEZ Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON1 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a hearing, Silvi Lopez is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for falsification of his 2014 license.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-4.11 Any person making any false, untrue or misleading statements on an application for license or registration or in a written or oral examination in  connection with  such an application may be disciplined as provided for in these rules and regulations.
Name: PEDRO GONSALEZ GOMEZ Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-102 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Pedro Gomez having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2015, for missing Lasix time for horse, Wild Thunder, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the seventh race on August 1, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Pedro Gomez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Pedro Gomez  is found to be in violation of.
 
15.2.6.9(E) (2)  The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered. A horse qualified for a furosemide (Salix) administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the three-hour or four-hour administration requirement specified above.  After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock.
 
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-193 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Methylprednisolone” which was found in sample NM11242, after it was collected from the horse, " Lila Grace" which finished first in the 10th race, Monday, January 19, 2015,  at Sunland Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of “Methylprednisolone at 220 pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said split sampling by LSU lab indicating a finding of Methylprednisolone at 0.276 ng/ml, or 276 pg/ml in serum/plasma).
 
 JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC: (ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule) which states in pertinent part "The threshold level of Methylprednisolone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 100 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty as follows;
 
(1)   A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00);
 
This is a first Class C violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before September 2, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.  
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in a related ruling issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
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Name: Christopher "Dale" Greenwood Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#36 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 for entering his horse in the wrong race thereby necessitating a scratch.
Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-100 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2015, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter On) at time of entry on the horse Aamos Moses, entered in the ninth race, on July 31, 2015, at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before September 1, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: RONALD L BEVERLY Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-191 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Groom license (#277799 RCI #4251225), and Exercise rider license (#277798  RCI # 4251223) issued to RONALD LYNN BEVERLY is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8 (M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.
 
(Mr. Beverly surrendered his Groom and Exercise Rider licenses, and has been issued a            Jockey license (ID# 278823 RCI# 4269179) effective this date, and currently works in this capacity.
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-96 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Amaya, having been summoned before the Board of Stewards, on August 1, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “EB Blazin Bug” in the fourth race, July 31, 2015, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Amaya, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-190 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer TOBY L KEETON, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a Security Citation issued July 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Keeton was issued a citation for employing an unlicensed person (Jose Dolores Zuniga), who was attempting to enter the Test Barn following the first race with a horse trained by Mr.  Keeton, and accepted responsibility for the matter.
 
TOBY L KEETON is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
16.47.1.8 (A)NMAC and 15.2.1.7 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent party “A person shall not participate in Pari Mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the Commission, or be employed by an Association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the Commission”
 
16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed TOBY L KEETON a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-97 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Albert T. Medrano, having been summoned and represented By Jockey Jorge Martin Bourdieu before the Board of Stewards, on August 1, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Foose by Design” in the fourth race, July 31, 2015, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert T. Medrano, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
Name: REYNALDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15567 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Groom Reynaldo Portillo is fined $300 dollars for failing a breathalyzer test on July 29, 2015 (0.195%), a violation of IHRC Rule #71 lAC 8.5-11-1(b) and for possession of alcoholic beverages in the stable area, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 lAC 5.5-1-14(15).
 
In addition Mr. Portillo is required to meet with the Racetrack Chaplain and follow his recommended counseling program for the balance of the 2015 race meet at Indiana Grand.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-98 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Rs Afternoon Delite” that finished seventh, in the fifth race, on July 31, 2015 at Sunray Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the double disqualification, this horse was placed seventh, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st FamousCrawdaddy           7th Rs Afternoon Delite
2nd Rafaella Quick Dash    8th Sittin Under Da Moon          
3rd Lil Annie James          9th Kcees Shadow               
4th Ocean One   DNF Victorious Jess Jet
5th Corona Saltn Rime
6th   The First Zirol                                   
                                                
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-99 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Kcees Shadow” that finished fifth, in the fifth race, on July 31, 2015 at Sunray Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the double disqualification, this horse was placed ninth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st FamousCrawdaddy           7th Rs Afternoon Delite
2nd Rafaella Quick Dash    8th Sittin Under Da Moon          
3rd Lil Annie James          9th Kcees Shadow               
4th Ocean One   DNF Victorious Jess Jet
5th Corona Saltn Rime
6th   The First Zirol                                   
                                                
Name: JERRY VILLEGAS Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-146 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Allowed his mount to drift in and cause interference to another horse
Name: GREGORY J TRACY Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#35 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 for entering a horse that was on the Veterinarian's List thereby causing the horse to be scratched.
Name: Joey Roger Turcotte Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#34 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 for entering a horse that was improperly medicated thereby causing the horse to be scratched.
Name: JIMMY WILLIAM TAKTER Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH73 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Takter is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, approaching the 3/4 mile pole, while driving #6 "THE BANK" in the 4th race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
Name: TROND SMEDSHAMMER Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH72 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Smedshammer is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #3 "DONATOMITE" in the 4th race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: RICO WAZIR WALCOTT Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#33 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 800 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $800.00 for allowing his mount to drift in just inside the sixteenth pole causing interference.
Name: MARK W WINACOTT Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH68 Ruling Type: Unauthorized Admission to Secure Area
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Winacott is hereby fined the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250.00) dollars.
 
As the successful claimant of the horse "UNTOUCHABLE ONE" from the 9th race on Saturday,
July 4, 2015, Mr. Winacott did access the detention barn when unauthorized to do so, prior to the
claimed horse being released.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-7.29(A)1
                                  13:71-14.20
Name: SCOTT ZERON Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH70 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Zeron is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Zeron did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 3rd race on Saturday,
July 18,  2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: SALVADOR ROJAS Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15565 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador Rojas, having reached a settlement agreement with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (hereinafter IHRC), and in full and complete resolution of any and all further administrative proceedings involving Mr. Rojas relative to the positive test for Dexamethasone in "This Lion Roars", second-place finisher in the ninth (9th) race on May 17, 2014 which was in excess of the allowable limit of 5 pg/mL in blood or serum, has agreed with.IHRC to the following:
 
1. Mr. Rojas is hereby fined $1,000;
 
2. "This Lion Roars" is disqualified from second (2nd) place and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money from the ninth (9th) race on May 17, 2014. Owner Jose G. Espinoza is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by "This Lion Roars" in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:
 
1--#8 Flys No Mystery (No change)
2--#7 Chilled Six Pack
3--#5 Pistol packing Pepsi
4-#1 Fillemup
5--#6 Air Born Leader
6--#4 lis It
Name: SALVADOR ROJAS Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15565 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 15565 - Appeal Waived
Name: LUIS RAUL RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-145 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/5/2015 Suspension End: 7/8/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended 4 days for allowing his mount to drift in shortly after the start causing interference 2 horses during the running of the 6th race on Wednesday, July 29 2015.
Name: JOHN E REDNOUR Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15566 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/3/2015 Suspension End: 8/17/2015
Ruling Text:
Violation Declaration: On July 25, 2015 the Boord of Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse received notice from !ndustrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, of the positive test results for Levamisole which had been found in blood sample #E181633. The Stewards determined that blood sample #E181633 was obtained from "Jaime In Red", the winner of the fourth race on July 11, 2015. The trainer of record was John E. Rednour, Jr.
 
John E. Rednour, Jr., was advised of the positive test and advised of his rights to a hearing and to the split sample testing available to him. Trainer Rednour waived his rights to a hearing and split sample testing and agreed to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties which have been approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission pursuant to IHRC Rule #8.5-1-7{a).
 
Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:
 
John Rednour, Jr. was the trainer of record for "Jaime In Red" on July 11 when "Jaime In Red" tested positive for Levamisole, a violation of IHRC Rule #71IAC8-5-1-2(a)(b);
 
1. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 lAC 5.5-3-2 (a)[2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties.
 
2. Levamisole is not regulated by threshold in Indiana and therefore may not exceed the laboratory's level of detection in a horse racing In Indiana.
 
3. The report from Industrial Laboratories indicated 721 picograms per milliliter of blood had been confirmed in sample #E181633 which had been obtained from was "Jamie In Red."
 
4. Having waived his right to a hearing and to split sample testing and based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards FIND Mr. Rednour in violation of IHRC Rule #71 lAC 8.5-1-2{a)(b) for the positive test for Levamisole in "Jaime In Red".
 
Based on the evidence before them, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:
 
1. Trainer John E. Rednour, Jr. is fined $500 for the positive test for Levamisole for the horse "Jaime In Red."
 
2. Mr. Rednour is suspended 15 calendar days (August 3, 201S through August 17, 2015;
 
3. "Jaime In Red" is disqualified from first place in the fourth race on July 11, 2015 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money.
 
4. Owner John E. Rednour, Jr. is ordered to return the purse money earned by "Jaime 1n Red" in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:
 
1--#6 Personal Parade
Name: JOHN E REDNOUR Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15566 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/3/2015 Suspension End: 8/17/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 15566 - Appeal Waived
Name: JAMES MAROHN Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH61 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Marohn, Jr. is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Marohn, Jr. did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 9th race on Saturday,
June 27, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: JAMES F MARSHALL Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH69 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/16/2015 Suspension End: 7/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Mr. Marshall is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days, July 16, 2015 through
July 18, 2015 inclusive.
 
While driving #2 "DRINK OF THE DAY" in the 12th race on Friday, July 10, 2015, Mr. Marshall failed to comply with the breaking rule when "DRINK OF THE DAY", a trotter, left its proper gait and switched to the pace at the 1/4 mile pole, allowing "DRINK OF THE DAY" to remain on the pace for the remainder of the mile without attempting to pull the horse to its proper gait.
 
#2 "DRINK OF THE DAY" finished 3rd, disqualified placed10th.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C Rule 13:71-20.17(a)(b)1,2,3
Name: MARCUS DREW MILLER Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH67 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #1 "UP UP AND OUT" in the 7th race on Saturday, July 4, 2015, Mr. Miller did drive in a careless manner by moving his horse into the outer tier without full clearance, causing the driver of #3 "KING OF THE JUNGLE" to take back prior to the 1/2 mile pole.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a)1,2,8,10
                                   
Name: GERUSIMOS MOSCHONAS Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-144 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
put claim in for horse and spelled name wrong on claim slip causing the claim to be voided. Horse was ordered to be returned
 
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-189 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JESSE LEE LEVARIO, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the fourth race, Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 JESSE LEE LEVARIO is found to be in violation of :
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESSE LEE LEVARIO a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 31, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: SUNNY KAY LANDERS Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
At the request of the Board of Stewards, Prairie Meadows Security Officers drug tested Pony Rider Sunny Landers on July 12, 2015.  A July 12, 2015 Prairie Meadows Security Incident Report states Sunny Landers tested positive for Amphet-500.  Along with Sunny Landers drug test results, Prairie Meadows Security provided the Board with copy of a trespass notice Prairie Meadows issued to Ms. Landers.
 
The Board held a hearing for Sunny Landers on July 29, 2015 to address her July 12, 2015 methamphetamine drug positive. Ms. Landers appeared in person and chose not to be represented by legal counsel.  Ms. Landers testified she did not dispute the meth positive test report.
 
The Board notes Sunny Landers was suspended 30 days by Prairie Meadows’ Board of Stewards in 2009 for failing a drug test.  
 
The Board hereby rescinds Pony Rider Sunny Landers 2014-2015 IRGC occupational license as Prairie Meadows has issued Ms. Landers a non-expiring trespass notice and therefore, will not be able to exercise the privileges of said license.  If at such time Ms. Landers’s trespass notice is lifted, and Ms. Landers re-applies for an IRGC occupational license, the Board will re-evaluate Ms. Landers’ eligibility to hold an IRGC occupational license.     
Name: SUNNY KAY LANDERS Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-Comm-12 - Ruling Rescinded
Name: PATRICK D BERRY Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MHD62 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Berry is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Berry did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 9th race on Saturday,
June 27, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: VINNY A GINSBURG Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH63 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Ginsburg is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Ginsburg did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 3rd race on July 4, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: IAN JOSEPH JOSEPH HANNEY Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH64 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Hanney is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Hanney did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 3rd race on July 4, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: OSKAR VILHELM FLORHED Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MHD66 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Following the 6th race on Saturday, July 4, 2015, Mr. Florhed did allow a passenger on his sulky without a helmet or safety vest, while on the track.
 
As a result, Mr. Florehed is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Vilaotion of N.J.A.C. of 13:71-7.29 (A)1
                                        13:71-19.6
Name: JOSE J FUENTES Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-187 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  JOSE JAIME FUENTES, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date,  to address charges that he failed to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse "Tin Vale" that was entered in the  sixth race, Monday, July 13, 2015, at   Ruidoso Downs ;
 
("Tin Vale" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected prior to initial registration with the Racing Office, or prior to any subsequent entry into a race.).
 
 JOSE JAIME FUENTES is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".
 
(This information is displayed on the daily overnight listing of entries, and is also posted on the Racing office bulletin board).
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE JAIME FUENTES a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before    August 31, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.  
 
Additionally, the horse “Tin Vale " is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.
 
 
 
Name: BRYCE GALE Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-94 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on July 31, 2015, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers On) at time of entry on the horse Elaine’s Tenacity, entered in the second race, on July 28, 2015, at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 30, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: KENNETH WILLIAM ELLIS Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#32 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Having paid his fine regarding Horse Racing Alberta Ruling #34 dated June 30, 2010, is hereby eligible to apply for a 2015 Horse Racing Alberta license.
Name: FRANCISCO GILES Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-95 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, FRANCISCO GILES, is hereby suspended for having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-DAA-194 and 2015-DAA-191 .
 
FRANCISCO GILES is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to FRANCISCO GILES are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, FRANCISCO GILES is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-188 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA, having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling 2015-RUI-109, issued on June 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that any/all NMSRC issued licenses to NOE GARCIA are hereby suspended until such time that the fine assessed in the above ruling has been paid.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.1.9(B) (7)(f) and 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension NOE GARCIA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
 
 
 
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-188 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-RUI-188 - On August 2, 2015, Mr Garcia appeared before the Board of Stewards. He paid and overdue fine (2015-RUI-109), and was restored to good standing.
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH60 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Gingras did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 11th race on Friday,
June 26, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH71 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Gingas did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 3rd race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH74 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Gingras did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 7th race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH76 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
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Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of three hundred($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #12 "ROCKLAMATION" in the 9th race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Mr. Gingras did drive in a careless manner by changing course in the stretch without claearance, putting a wheel under and hooking wheels with #1 "SAYITALL BB", causing multiple interference in the stretch.
 
#12 "ROCKLAMATION" finished 8th, disqualified and placed 11th.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 1,2,5,8,9,10
Name: BILLY M FARMER Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-181 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Ruling Text:
Mr. Farmer issued a check for a OSRC license and the check was returned for no sufficient funds.
Name: GEORGE R., JR. HENSLEY Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-180 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2015 Suspension End: 8/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #811555 collected at Northfield Park on 6/19/15 from the horse Regil Millionaire was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 163+-39 nanograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 20 nanograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. (Third Offense) Due to mitigating circumstances the penalty was deemed appropriate. All purse money must be returned
Name: CHARLES R GOENS Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Nevada Racing Commission Facility: Elko County Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-ELK-1 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On August 16, 2014, applicant Charles Goens was granted a Nevada horse racing license as an owner/trainer. On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, it was determined that Goens was currently suspended in the State of California, and ruled off aU tracks in Idaho, due to an active felony warrant from California for an ex-felon being in possession of a firearm. The warrant was confirmed, and determined to be active in California only.
 
Due to his current suspension in California, Goens' license as an owner/trainer in the State of Nevada was revoked on July 29, 2015, pending the completion of the conditions and subsequent license reinstatement from California.
Name: FRANCISCO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON36 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/8/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having been duly notified and failed to show for a Steward's hearing regarding  falsification of his 2015 New Jersey Racing Commission license application (arrest record), Stable Employee Francisco Gomez, Jr. is hereby ordered suspended.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-4.11 Any person making any false, untrue or misleading statements on an application for license or registration or in a written or oral examination in  connection with  such an application may be disciplined as provided for in these rules and regulations.
Name: RICHARD A ATKINS Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON37 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/8/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having appeared before the State Steward regarding falsification of his 2015 N.J.R.C. license application (arrest record), Stable Employee Richard Atkins is hereby ordred suspended.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-4.11 Any person making any false, untrue or misleading statements on an application for license or registration or in a written or oral examination in  connection with  such an application may be disciplined as provided for in these rules and regulations.
Name: RANDY J CASSAVAUGH Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-182 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Cassavaugh made a late driver change on #4 Tymal Bling in race 14 on 7/29/15. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30   15-99
Name: COREY F CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH59 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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Ruling Text:
Mr. Callahan is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Callahan did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 11th race on Friday,
June 26, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: COREY F CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH78 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Callahan is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Callahan did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 13th race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: PHILLIP CLEVELAND Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON35 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having falsified his 2015 N.J.RC. license application (arrest record), Stable Employee Phillip Cleveland is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00)dollars.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-4.11 Any person making any false, untrue or misleading statements on an application for license or registration or in a written or oral examination in  connection with  such an application may be disciplined as provided for in these rules and regulations.
Name: CHRISTIAN NAVARRO Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-143 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
failed to do reported weight necessitating a rider change last minute delaying post parade
Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH77 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Miller did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 13th race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH75 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Miller did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 7th race on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21253 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/7/2015 Suspension End: 8/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended 7 calendar days August 7 through August 13, 2015 for careless riding during the running of race 2, July 29, 2015. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
 
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21253 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/7/2015 Suspension End: 8/13/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 21253 -Suspensive Appeal  Granted by LSRC on 7/31/15 Pending the Appeal Process. Scheduled for hearing on 8/24/2015.
Name: CARLOS A MARRERO Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-142 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jayden's Nightmare was dq'ed from first and placed last for interference. Carlos Marrero was held blameless.
Name: JEAN MARAGH Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON38 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having been duly notified and failing to show for a Steward's Hearing regarding a judgement presented to the Board of Stewards, unlicensed owner Jean Maragh is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in the State of New Jersey.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13-70-4.12 Financial irresponsibility
The Commission may refuse to issue or renew the license of any owner, trainer or other licensee, or may suspend or revoke such license  if it shall find that the owner, trainer or other such licensee has accumulated unpaid obligations relating to racing, or in connection therewith has issued drafts or checks which are dishonored, or payments refused, or otherwise displayed financial irresponsibility reflecting on the sport.
Name: JOSEPH FRANCIS RICH Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-140 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
summarily suspended pending Board of Stewards hearing
Name: Victor Andres Rodriguez Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-141 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Allowed his mount to drift in and cause interference
Name: David Watson Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON12 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Stable employee David Watson is hereby fined the sum of twenty - five ($25.00) dollars for his involvement in an altercation at Monmouth Park on Wednesday, May 14, 2015.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-1.8 DISTURBING THE PEACE - No person shall in any manner, or at any time, disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association.
Name: JOHN SKIATHITIS Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON39 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having been duly notified and failing to show for a Steward's Hearing regarding a judgement presented to the Board of Stewards, unlicensed owner John Skiathitis is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in the State of New Jersey.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-4.12 Financial irresponsibility
The Commission may refuse to issue or renew the license of any owner, trainer or other licensee, or may suspend or revoke such license if it shall find that the owner, trainer or other such licensee has accumulated unpaid obligations relating to racing, or in connection therewith has issued drafts or checks which are dishonored, or payments refused, or otherwise displayed financial irresponsibility reflecting on the sport.
Name: ROCIO RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON44 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived her right to a hearing, stable employee Rocio Rodriguez is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for violation of water restrictions.
 
Violation NJAC Rule 13:70-16.2 Powers of Stewards - The Stewards shall have the power to determine all questions arising with reference to racing; and shall decide, in conformity with fairness and the established usage of the turf, all questions not specifically covered by the rules.
Name: IVAN A ROMAN Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON50 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a hearing, stable employee Ivan Alexis Roman is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for violation of water restrictions.
 
Violation NJAC Rule 13:70-16.2 Powers of Stewards - The Stewards shall have the power to determine all questions arising with reference to racing; and shall decide, in conformity with fairness and the established usage of the turf, all questions not specifically covered by the rules.
Name: CLAYAN R MILLWOOD Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON42 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Clayan Millwood is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for failing to obtain his 2015
New Jersey Racing Commission Racing license in a timely manner.
 
Violation of Rule 13:70-4.1(a)12 Persons required to have licenses
Name: KIMBERLY ANN LATHROP Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON43 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived her right to a hearing, stable employee Kimberly Lathrop is hereby fined the sum of twenty-fine ($25.00) dollars for violation of water restrictions.
 
Violation NJAC Rule 13:70-16.2 Powers of Stewards - The Stewards shall have the power to determine all questions arising with reference to racing; and shall decide, in conformity with fairness and the established usage of the turf, all questions not specifically covered by the rules.
Name: JULIE JACOBS Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-139 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
License as Jockey Agent has been rescinded for being issued a grooms license.
Name: GEORGE R., JR. HENSLEY Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-179 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #811549 collected at Northfield Park from the horse Can Repeat was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 191+-11 nanograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 20 nanograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC (Second Offense). Due to mitigating circumstances the penalty was deemed appropriate.  O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(1)(a) 18-02
Name: JANE D CIBELLI Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON48 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/1/2015 Suspension End: 8/15/2015
Ruling Text:
On Thursday July 16, 2015 the Board of Stewards conducted an administrative hearing in regards to a report from Truesdail Laboratories Inc., the Official Chemist for the New Jersey Racing Commission and confirmed by split sample from Delare Associates that the horse "Sawyer" who finished 1st in the 10th race on May 17, 2015, did  test positive for the prohibited drug "Methylprednisolone".  Trainer Jane Cibelli is hereby suspended  fifteen (15) days, August 1, 2015 through August 15, 2015 inclusive and fined the sum of five-hundred ($500.00) dollars.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-14A1(b)    Intent of medication rules; general provisions
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-20.7          Trainer responsibilities; horses
 
Name: ORLANDO BOCACHICA Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 1-MON41 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Orlando Bocachica is hereby fined the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars for careless riding during the running of the 2nd race on July 10, 2015 resulting in a disqualification.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-11.1  Crossing or weaving - When clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the course but no horse shall cross over or weave in front of other horses in such a way as to impede them or constitute or cause interference or intimidation.
Name: FERNANDO ALMANZA Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON46 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a hearing, stable employee Fernando Almanza  is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for violation of water restrictions.
 
Violation NJAC Rule 13:70-16.2 Powers of Stewards - The Stewards shall have the power to determine all questions arising with reference to racing; and shall decide, in conformity with fairness and the established usage of the turf, all questions not specifically covered by the rules.
Name: RUSSELL RAY HAND Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON47 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/5/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A Steward's hearing was held on July 5, 2015 in regards to Assistant Trainer Russell Hand having submitted to a Breathalyzer Test and the results showing a reading of more than .05 percent on two separate occasions.
 
The Board of Stewards hereby suspend Mr. Hand and he shall not be allowed to participate in racing until such time that he shows documented proof that he has successfully completed a certified rehabilitation program approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission and provides a negative test.
 
During his suspension Russell Hand is denied access to any and all facilities under the jurisdiction of The New Jersey Racing Commission.
 
In addition Mr. Hand shall agree to further mandatory testing at the direction of the Executive Director or his designee.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-14A.10   Breathalyzer Test
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-1.15        Penalties; Acts detrimental to racing
Name: JAMES M ELACQUA Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON40 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having been duly notified and failing to show for a Steward's Hearing regarding a judgement presented to the Board of Stewards, unlicensed owner James Elacqua is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in the State of New Jersey.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-4.12 Financial irresponsibility
The Commission may refuse to issue or renew the license of any owner, trainer or other licensee, or may suspend or revoke such license if it shall find that the owner, trainer or other such licensee has accumulated unpaid obligations relating to racing, or in connection therewith has issued drafts or checks which are dishonored, or payments refused, or otherwise displayed financial irresponsibility reflecting on the sport.
Name: OLIVIA GALICIA-MEJIA Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON45 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived her right to a hearing, stable employee Olivia Galicia-Mejia is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for violation of water restrictions.
 
Violation NJAC Rule 13:70-16.2 Powers of Stewards - The Stewards shall have the power to determine all questions arising with reference to racing; and shall decide, in conformity with fairness and the established usage of the turf, all questions not specifically covered by the rules.
Name: Juan Ramon Gonzalez Gonzalez Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-#26 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End: 8/1/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended from riding for 2 race days, July 31, and August 1, 2015 for failing to maintain a straight course away from the starting gate.
Name: THOMAS M AMOSS Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15564 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/17/2015 Suspension End: 10/31/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Thomas M. Amoss, having reached a settlement agreement with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (hereinafter IHRC), and in full and complete resolution of any and all prior and future administrative proceedings involving Mr. Amoss relative to the positive test for Methacarbamol in "Hero Heart", third-place finisher in the eighth (8th) race at Hoosier Park on October 21, 2011, has agreed with IHRC to the following:
 
1. Mr. Amoss is hereby fined $5,000;
 
2. Mr. Amoss is suspended 45 days, beginning September 17, 2015 and continuing through October 31, 2015;
 
3. "Hero Heart" is disqualified from third (3rd) place and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money from the eighth (8th) race on October 21, 2011. Owner Gold Mark Farm LLC is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by "Hero Heart" in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:
 
1--#9 Shafted (no change)
2--#2 Publish (no change)
3--#4 Holy Armenia
4--#5 Will E Scat
5--#10 Shot of Kela
6--#6 Honor Matters
7--# 3 Saucy's Got It
8--#11 Teeberry
9--#7 Nimo
 
The pari-mutuel payoffs are not affected by this ruling.
Name: DANNY RAY BOBBITT Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-86 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Danny Bobbitt, having been summoned and represented by jockey Jorge Martin Bourdieu before the Board of Stewards, on July 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Trunk Monkey” in the third race, July 26, 2015, causing his mount to be disqualified from fourth and placed fifth behind the affected horse, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Danny Bobbitt a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: DON B BRIGGS Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-89 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date July 28, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers ON at time of entry on the horse Miss Domesius , entered in the sixth  race, on July 26, 2015 , at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 This is his second violation of the rule, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one dollars    ($ 100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: HECTOR N. CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-93 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Hector Chavez having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on July26, 2015, for failing to have a current coggins on file for horse, Famous Suzee, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the third race on July 25, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Chavez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Mario Sanchez is found to be in violation of.
Name: KEGAN CHAD CORDES Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15561 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/25/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Groom Kegan Cordes is summarily suspended for failing to cooperate with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Investigators pending a hearing before the Stewards. A hearing on the summary suspension will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.
Name: PRISCILLA LEON Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-90 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Priscilla Leon, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 26, 2015, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “Faster Than Jack” that was entered in the first race, on July 25, 2015, at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Priscilla Leon, Jr. a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1 (C) (11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration”.
 
 
 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: DAVID R LAKE Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R1529 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/1/2015 Suspension End: 8/5/2015
Ruling Text:
Driver David Lake who drove #3 "MYSTIC FLOWER" in the 3rd race on July 26, 2015 is hereby suspended for a period of five (5) days, August 1, 2015 to August 5, 2015 inclusive (driving only), for violation of MRC Rule 7884.0270 Subp. 2 C "Expanded Homestretch Racing." #3 finished 2nd and placed 5th.
 
MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subp. 1(A)(B)-Judges Authority
MRC Rule 7884.0270 Subp. 2(C)-Expanded Homestretch Racing
Name: ABEL LEZCANO Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15563 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End: 8/5/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Abel Lezcano is suspended three (3) racing days (July 31, August 4 and 5, 2015) for allowing his horse "Aristomaches" to drift down four paths from the outside in the fourth (4th) race on July 24, 2015 and taking the running room away from "Archway to Heaven", a violation of 71 lAC 7.5-6-5(c)(1), resulting in the disqualification of "Aristomaches" from third (3rd) to fifth (5th) place.
 
During his period of suspension, Jockey Abel Lezcano may ride in designated stakes races but must then serve a replacement day of suspension.
Name: ABEL LEZCANO Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15562 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Abel Lezcano is fined one hundred {S100} for failing to attend movies July 25, 2015 as ordered by the Stewards, a violation of 71 lAC 7.5-9-1(1).
 
Name: Ricardo Moreno Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-#28 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 for allowing his mount to come out (late stretch) and causing interference.
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R1528 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Nick Roland who drove #3 "IM FASTERTHANU"  in the 7th race on July 25, 2015 is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred (100) Dollars for violation of MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subp.2 (T)(1). "any blatant or exagerrated movements of the whipping arm which will result from raising the elbow above the drivers shoulder height or allow the hand holding the whip to reach behind the driver during the use of the whip."
 
MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subp. 1 (A)(B)-Stewards Authority
MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subp. 2 Driving Rules
Name: Ruben Andre Saenz Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-#27 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $200.00 for failing to maintain a straight course away from the starting gate.
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-91 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Ramon Robert Rivera, having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on July 26, 2015, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “A Tempting Romance” that was entered in the third race, on July 25, 2015, at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ramon Robert Rivera. a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1 (C) (11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration”.
 
 
 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-92 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on July 26, 2015 for failure to enter the horse A Tempting Romance to correct Salix/Lasix status in the third race on July 26, 2015 at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ramon RobertRivera a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
 16.47.1.10 (C) (8)  Trainers responsibility to immediately notify the stewards and commission veterinarian of all out-of-state certified horses on Salix®;
 
15.2.5.8  (B) (9) Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet.  No further declaration will be required at that meet unless there is a change.  
Name: Trevor Wayne Simpson Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-#29 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/2/2015 Suspension End: 8/3/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended from riding for 2 race days, August 2 and 3, 2015, for failing to maintain a straight course away from the starting gate.
Name: TYLER DONALD WALKER Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-#30 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $200.00 for allowing his mount to drift out coming out of the last turn entering the stretch causing interference.
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 7/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-185 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer CODY REYNOLDS having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Dashing Lil Vagabond” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the second race, Monday, July 27, 2015, at Ruidoso
Downs;
 
(It was determined on race day that Owners Glen and Melanie Lawrence were not licensed).
 
CODY REYNOLDS is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner(s), Lessors(s) and or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.”
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CODY REYNOLDS a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 27, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                           NORM AMUNDSON                        ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-186 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ having appeared (via Agent Baltazar Gutierrez) before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Magic Juice” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the third race, Monday, July 27, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Magic Juice” was entered in the Ownership of Cuanda Enterprises, with Jesus Cuanda as the listed et al for this Stable. It was determined on race day that the Ownership on the registration certificate stated Marcelino Cuanda as the listed Owner.  Marcelino Cuanda is currently under suspension).
 
TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.12(E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is wholly or partially owned by a disqualified person, or a horse is under the direct or indirect training or management of a disqualified person”.
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 27, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                           NORM AMUNDSON                        ED L’ECUYER
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: AMANDA HAAR Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: North Dakota Racing Commission Facility: Chippewa Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CPW-8 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/27/2015 Suspension End: 8/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Amanda Haar is hereby fined $1,500 , suspended for 15 days and loss of purse for the illegal presence of Methylprednisolone at 185 pg/mL confirmed in sample E179307 from race 5, July 11, 2015 per Admin Rule 69.5-01-07-18.
Name: JAMES GRAHAM Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-026 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JAMES GRAHAM is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense), during the third race at Del Mar Race Track on July 25, 2015.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-181 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement, which resulted in a late rider change in the third race, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs:
 
NOE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards.”
 
15.2.5.13 (C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the Association.  Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the Clerk of Scales.  Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.”
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NOE GARCIA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 26, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-182 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey IVAN CARNERO, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the sixth race, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 IVAN CARNERO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed IVAN CARNERO  a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 27, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-182 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-182 - Modified Ruling made July 31, 2015. Ruling 2015_RUI_ 182 was issued in error.
Name: JOHN JAY BROCKLEBANK Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-027 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOHN BROCKLEBANK, who started the horse DUBDUBWATSON in the second race at Santa Anita Park on May 22, 2015 is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(d) (Medications Drugs and Other substances – Isoflupredone – 220 pg/ml) pursuant to #1887 (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse).
Name: BRICE BLANC Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-24 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey BRICE BLANC  is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the first race at Del Mar Race Track on July 25, 2015.
Name: FERNANDO A RASCON Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-85 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by telephone being represented by a translator Fernando Rascon Jr. before the Board of Stewards on July 25, 2015 for failure to conduct business in a proper manner on July 24, 2015 at Sunray Park is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Narrative: Trainer, Fernando Rascon failed obtain the call from the jockey, Porfirio Cano, before entering the horse Run Lucille Run in the seventh race July 31, 2015, necessitating a late rider change.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 25, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: BRAYAN ALEXIS CONTRERAS PENA Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-023 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Apprentice Jockey BRAYAN PENA is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for failure to report the proper riding weight for the third race at Del Mar Race Track on July 24, 2015. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1682 (Weighing Out).
Name: JOSE REFUGIO VALDEZ SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-022 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Assistant trainer JOSE SANCHEZ is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1902.5 (Animal Welfare– creating a saddle sore and riding a lame horse).
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-028 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey COREY NAKATANI is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for failure to report the proper riding weight for the tenth race at Del Mar Race Track on July 25, 2015. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1682 (Weighing Out).
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-025 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey COREY NAKATANI is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the seventh race at Del Mar Race Track on July 25, 2015.
Name: DEAN T MAGEE Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R1527 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Dean Magee who drove #5 "MAY THIRD" in the 8th race on July 22, 2015 is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred (100) Dollars for violation of MRC Rule #7884.0260 Subp. 2 (T)(1). "any exagerrated movements of the whipping arm which will result from raising the elbow above the driver's shoulder height or allow the hand holding the whip to reach behind the driver during the use of the whip."
 
MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subp. 1 (A)(B)-Judges Authority
Name: BRIAN JOSEPH HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0105 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Brian J. Hernandez, Jr. , who rode STARBOUND in the sixth race at Ellis Park on July 24, 2015 is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) for improper use of the riding crop.
 
810 KAR 1:016 Section 15, subsection (6)(a)(b)
 
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: Jordan Garin Whiteman Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-081 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/26/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Friday, July 24, 2015  a ruling conference was scheduled for Jordan Garin Whiteman regarding payment of a fine levied by ruling EMD15-066 in the amount of $50.00. Jordan Garin Whiteman was properly notified and failed to appear. Accordingly, the WHRC license of Jordan Garin Whiteman is hereby suspended pending receipt of the fine.
 
WAC 260-24-510 (3,o)   WAC 260-84-060
 
FACILITY ACCESS
During the term of this suspension Jordan Garin Whiteman is denied access to and privileges of any and all restricted areas coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.
 
RIGHT TO CHALLENGE
You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling.  If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling.  The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling.  If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission.  After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.
Name: JUVENAL SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-83 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Juvenal Sanchez  , having been duly notified, (but did not appear) before the Board of Stewards on July 26, 2015,  regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM09288, after it was collected from the horse " Essohess" which finished 1st in the 4th race, Monday, November 10 2014 at  Zia Park Race Track.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 339pg/ml . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, denied by Juvenal Sanchez.
  
Juvenal Sanchez is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juvenal Sanchez a penalty as follows:
              (1)    Loss of purse of the 4th race, Monday, November 10, 2014, at Zia Park.
              (2)    The horse "Essohess" must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be
                        entered.
 
Name: ELLEN FRANCIS WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21247 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (3.6ug/ml) and flunixin (4.597ng/ml), reported at severity level I, in post race blood sample taken from “Expectabelle", winner of race 5, July 11, 2015. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a stewards’ hearing.  First ARCI class IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a 12 month period.
Name: JANETTA EILEEN MORRIS Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2494 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Janetta E. Morris was duly noticed and waived her right to a formal hearing and her right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 7/24/15.
 
The Board of Stewards conducted an informal hearing on 7/24/15 and considered the evidence and testimony presented during the informal hearing.
 
Ms. Morris is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because she had three hypodermic syringes with needles in her vehicle during a TxRC and DPS compliance inspection in the restricted stable area at Retama Park on 6/19/15. The fine is mitigated because the needles and syringes were prescribed for injections as part of a medically supervised weight loss program, and tested negative for drugs.
 
First violation.
Name: Leticia Sanchez Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-78 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Mario Sanchez having appeared by telephone  before the Board of Stewards on July25, 2015, for failing to have a current Piroplasmosis on file for horse, I Am That Hero, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the seventh race on July 24, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before August 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Mario Sanchez is found to be in violation of.
Name: ROLAND PATT Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21248 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (1.5ug/ml) and flunixin (4.953ng/ml), reported at severity level I, in post race blood sample taken from “I Have No Que, winner of race 9, June 12, 2015 at Evangeline Downs. Positive confirmed by Florida Racing Laboratory . Second ARCI class IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a 12 month period.
Name: ROLAND PATT Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21249 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methylprednisolone (2.6ng/ml) reported at severity level I, in post race blood sample taken from I Have No Que, winner of race 9, June 12, 2015 at Evangeline Downs. Confirmed in split by Florida Racing Labhoratory.  Trainer fined $1000, purse ordered redistributed and case referred to LSRC for further action. Third violation of a RCI category IV or V drug, in Louisaina, within a twelve month period.
Name: DICK C NICHOLS Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-179 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Co-Owner DICK C NICHOLS having been duly notified, and having been represented (by Co-Owner Patsy Anderson) in an appearance before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Phenylbutazone” which was found in sample NM 13529, after it was collected from the horse, "Reback Home" which finished first in the 7th race, Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
DICK C NICHOLS is listed as the recorded Co-Owner of the horse "Reback Home” which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date at Ruidoso Downs, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(4) NMAC: First offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed DICK C NICHOLS a penalty of:
 
The horse “Reback Home” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian list, and is required to pass a Commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
 
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date at Ruidoso Downs).
 
 
                BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
___________________                    ________________                           _____________
      DAVID KEITER                   NORM AMUNDOSON                      ED L’ECUYER
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: LORD j ANDREW Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-79 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 24, 2015 concerning a security citation for disorderly conduct and using abusive language towards an official and is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Andrew Lord a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
FOUND IN VIOLATION OF 15.2.3.8B3 NMAC:
(3) Disciplinary action.  The stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters.
 (f)     The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules:  issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission.
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-74 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Amaya, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards, on July 25, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Idalikawin” in the fourth race, July 24, 2015, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Amaya, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before August 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: TYLER BAZE Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-018 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey TYLER BAZE is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the third race at Del Mar Race Track on July 23, 2015.
Name: JOSE LUIS GALVAN Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-70 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jose Luis Galvan having appeared by telephone  before the Board of Stewards on July24, 2015, for failing to have papers on file for horse, Charlies Soldier, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the first race on July 21, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Galvan a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before August 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Jesus G. Beltran is found to be in violation of.
Name: ISAIAS GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3105 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon being duly notified, Horse Owner Isaias Garcia waived hearing telephonically on 07/24/15 and was fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for being in possession of four hypodermic needles during a DPS and TxRC compliance inspection of his horse trailer at the stable gate of Lone Star Park on 07/10/15.
 
First violation in a 365 day period.
Name: ROGER FRANKLIN ELIOTT Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3106 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon being duly notified, Owner/Trainer Roger Elliot waived hearing telephonically on 07/24/15 and was fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for failing to have his horses present in the holding barn prior to races four and six on 07/12/15 at Lone Star Park.
 
First violation in a 365 day period.
Name: MARK BRIAN GLATT Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-017 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MARK GLATT is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty For Late Declaration  – horse improperly medicated) necessitating a late declaration in the first race on July 24, 2015 at Del Mar Race Track.
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-171 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2015 Suspension End: 10/2/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfredo O Sanchez, having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards for a scheduled hearing on July 24, 2015 for a confirmed positive test for the Class III B drug Clenbuterol which was found in sample# NM 13178 after it was collected from the horse Manes Tower which finished in first place in the eighth race on June 10, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque, the hearing was held in absentia. As a result Alfredo O Sanchez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding if Clenbuterol in urine at 5,330 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but waived by, Alfredo O Sanchez).
 
Alfredo O Sanchez is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules:.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo O Sanchez a penalty as follows:
 
  • A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
  • Loss of purse for the eighth race that ran on June 10, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque racetrack.
    • A suspension of any/all NMRC issued licenses for a period of sixty days (60 days) (suspension will begin August 4, 2015 and end October 2, 2015, inclusive.  During said time of suspension, Alfredo O Sanchez is hereby excluded
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ  having been duly notified, and failing to appear, a hearing was held in absentia by the Board of Stewards on this date regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”  which were found in sample NM13232, after it was collected from the horse “CD Tight Rope”, which finished first in the 3rd  race on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque.  
 
(The original lab report indicated findings of Clenbuterol were detected in the urine at concentrations of 2,573 pg/ml, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 140 picograms per milliliter.  Split  sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but waived by Mr. Sanchez, upon the failure to respond in a timely manner for said split testing rights).
 
ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medication in excess of established acceptable levels.”
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part “Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules.”
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horse entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (October 3, 2015, to March 31, 2016, inclusive).
(2)  A fine in the amount of two-thousand five-hundred dollars ($2,500.00):  
(3)  Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Saturday, June 13, 2015:  
(4)  Because of the extremely high level of this medication violation, this matter is being referred to the NMSRC for any further action that may be deemed necessary.
 
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-174 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ, having been duly notified, and having failed to appear on this date before the Board of Stewards, a hearing was held in absentia regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol,” which was found in sample NM13232, after it was collected from the horse “CD Tight Rope” which finished first in the 3rd race on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “CD Tight Rope,” which was the subject of related rulings issued on July 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violation due to the presence of drugs carrying a Category B penalty:  First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.”
 
For this violation< the Board of Stewards assessed ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ a penalty of loss of purse of the 3RD race, June 13, 2015.  
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Ruidoso Downs)
 
15.2.1.9 (b):  Which states that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Name: CHRISTINA M KENNELLY Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15165PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON RECEIVING A VENDOR LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #511138580 & OWNER LICENSE #09234415 OF CHRISTINA KENNELLY, ARE HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: PAUL E LEWELLYN Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151024 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/23/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER PAUL LEWELLYN IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PENDING PAYMENT OF THE JUDGEMENT ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY 1ST MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN FAVOR OF FURLONG CORPORATION. FURTHERMORE ALL HORSES OWNED AND TRAINED BY MR. LEWELLYN ARE HEREBY DECLARED INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE PENDING A TRANSFER APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS. DURING THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION MR LEWELLYN IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE COURSES AND GROUNDS OF ALL RACE TRACKS AND WAGERING FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1303.70 1408.90 1413.230
Name: PETER J HEKIMIAN Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15168PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON RECEIVING A TRAINER LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511151435 & TRACK EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511151137 OF PETER HEKIMIAN, ARE HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: STEPHEN FARRELL WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-9 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/28/2015 Suspension End: 8/26/2015
Ruling Text:
A report from the Iowa State University Diagnostic Laboratory states the presence of Levamisole and Pemoline in urine sample #939965 taken from the horse “Gospel Choice” after finishing first (1st) in the fourth (4th) race on June 20, 2015.
 
The Board notes the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc. (ARCI) which publishes the Drug Testing Standards and Practices Program Model Rules Guidelines, currently classifies Levamisole Class 2, Penalty B and Pemoline Class 1, Penalty A. The recommended penalty for Levamisole is 15 day suspension absent mitigating circumstances, if aggravating factors, 60 day suspension, minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances, if aggravating factors $1,000, loss of purse, and the horse must pass commission-approved examination before being eligible to run. The recommended penalty for Pemoline is minimum one-year suspension absent mitigating circumstances. The presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a three year suspension and minimum fine of $10,000 or 10% of total purse (greater of the two) absent mitigating circumstances. The presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of $25,000 or 25% of purse (greater of the two.)
 
Owner/Trainer Steve Williams chose not to send his split sample to a referee laboratory. The Board held a hearing for Mr. Williams on July 22, 2015. Mr. Williams was present and chose not to be represented by legal counsel; however, Mr. Williams did offer evidence and provide testimony to the Board of Stewards regarding his Levamisole and Pemoline Positive.  State Veterinarian Rozann Stay was present for Mr. Williams hearing at the request of the Board of Stewards.
 
Mr. Williams testified he has a farm in southern Iowa where he breeds and keeps his race horses. Most, if not all, have contracted EPM disease due to the many raccoons and possums near the farm. Mr. Williams testified some of his mares and foals have died from EPM.  Mr. Williams testified he purchased Levamisole from his veterinarian near his home to treat all his horses that have EPM. Mr. Williams stated Dr. Brad Brown was his practicing veterinarian here at Prairie Meadows last year, however; this year he is using Dr. Brady Jorth as his practicing veterinarian while at Prairie Meadows.  Mr. Williams stated Dr. Brown did treat one of his horses this year with Salix.  Mr. Williams testified when he (Williams) asked Dr. Brown at the beginning of Prairie Meadows meet if he could run his horses while they were being treated with Levamisole, Dr. Brown stated he could, the lab does not test for Levamisole. Mr. Williams stated Dr. Brown, on more than one occasion, told him (Williams) “no worries” when he inquired about the use of Levamisole. Mr. Williams stated he purchased a gallon of Levamisole from Dr. Jorth for the horse “Gospel Plowman.” Mr. Williams further stated he knew the Levamisole he was purchasing was a compounded medication.  Mr. Williams provided the gallon of Levamisole that he purchased from Dr. Jorth to the Board for inspection. The gallon container was half full and displayed labels from the Weatherford Compound Pharmacy and Dr. Jorth. The Board notes on the Weatherford Compound Pharmacy label the words “Will Test” are in red letters.  Also, Dr. Jorth’s prescription label reads “Gospel Plowman.”   
 
Mr. Williams testified he asked Dr. Jorth if running his horse while on Levamisole would be a problem.  Mr. Williams stated Dr. Jorth checked his practicing veterinarian manual or notebook and
Name: MIKE SMITH Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-016 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MIKE SMITH is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond –second offense), during the third race at Del Mar Race Track on July 22, 2015.
Name: DARIUS THORPE Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-128 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/29/2015 Suspension End: 8/1/2015
Ruling Text:
Allowed his mount to drift out in front of other horse and cause interference
Name: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-015 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey DRAYDEN VAN DYKE is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the first race at Del Mar Race Track on July 22, 2015.
Name: DARIUS THORPE Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-126 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to o his reported weight
Name: TIMOTHY SHEA Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15171PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE NORTHERN PRINCESS (NO PUBLISHED WORK) , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 6TH RACE, JULY 22, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216 AND 163.132. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011 ALL FIRST TIME STARTERS MUST HAVE AT LEAST (3) THREE PUBLISHED WORKS. ADDITIONALLY EACH FIRST TIME STARTER MUST HAVE A PUBLISHED GATE WORKOUT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF START. FIRST TIME STARTERS MUST PRESENT AN OK CARD TO THE PADDOCK JUDGE IN ORDER TO RUN. HORSES WHICH HAVE NOT STARTED FOR (6) SIX MONTHS OR MORE MUST HAVE AT LEAST (3) THREE PUBLISHED WORKS INCLUDING A GATE WORKOUT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF START. ALL GATE WORKS MUST BE PUBLISHED PRIOR TO ENTRY. ALL LATE WORKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE STEWARDS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO PUBLISHED POST TIME FOR THE FIRST RACE. 163.132. TIMED WORKOUTS. A HORSE WHICH HAS NOT STARTED FOR A PERIOD OD 30 DAYS OR MORE IS INELIGIBLE TO RACE UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED A TIMED WORKOUT SATISFACTORY TO THE STEWARDS PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE RACE IN WHICH IT IS ENTERED. A WORKOUT FOLLOWING THE ENRTY OF A HORSE SHALL APPEAR ON THE OFFICIAL DAILY RACING PROGRAM. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 5, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 15, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Shana G. Hackney Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21244 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $25(owes $50).
Name: JAMIE Q KLIBERT Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21245 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $25(owes $50).
Name: MADISON FIELD MEYERS Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15167PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Arriving late for pre-race Vet exam . SHIPPERS ARE REQUIRED TO ARRIVE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO TREATMENT DEADLINE. YOU WERE LATE ARRIVING WITH THE HORSE DELAWANA FOR THE 3RD RACE ON JULY 22, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA.CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.305(H) AND (K). SECTION 163.305(H): Once a horse is placed on the bleeder list it shall be presented to the pre-race security stall between 4 l/2 and 5 l/2 hours prior to the post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to start. Once placed in the security area, a horse shall remain in there until it is taken to the paddock to be saddled for the race. The bleeder medication shall be administered no less than 4 hours prior to post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to run. SECTION 163.305(K): While in the security area, the horse shall be in the care, custody and control of the trainer or a licensed person assigned by him. The trainer shall be responsible for the condition, care and handling of the horse while it remains in the security area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 4, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 14, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: EMILIE G FOJAN Ruling Date: 7/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15100PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse OWNER/TRAINER EMILIE G. FOJAN IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "GRIFFINS MAGIC" IN THE FIRST (1ST) RACE, JULY 21, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: JORGE MARTIN BOURDIEU Ruling Date: 7/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-64 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jorge Martin Bourdieu, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards, on July 21, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Drh Jammin Jimmy” in the fourth race, July 19, 2015, causing his mount to be disqualified from seventh and placed ninth behind the affected horse, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jorge Martin Bourdieu a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before August 20, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: WELDON TAYLOR CLONINGER Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15099PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON RECEIVING AN STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE JOCKEY LICENSE #000956724 OF WELDON TAYLOR CLONINGER, JR., IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: SANDRA JO GARNETT Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-129 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee, SANDRA G. GARNETT, having been duly notified to his/her last known address, VIA CERTIFIED MAIL and having failed to provide a valid set of fingerprints to the Commission as of this date for background check purposes:
 
SANDRA G. GARNETT is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (A)(3) NMAC: Which states: “License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set(s) of fingerprints and a recent photograph.”
 
 
For this violation, the Commission issue SANDRA G. GARNETT a penalty of the following:
        1. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective this date, and that he/she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that a valid set of fingerprints have been submitted and confirmed by this Commission.   
 
 
During said time of suspension SANDRA G. GARNETT is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.
 
Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, or under the care of  SANDRA G. GARNETT are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
 
__________________________________________________________
Vince Mares
 
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than ten days after the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission office, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-168 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  TOBY L KEETON having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (flipping halter on),  at time of entry  on the horse "Agressor” that was entered in the sixth race, on  Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 TOBY L KEETON is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this third related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed TOBY L KEETON a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 20, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-169 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  TOBY L KEETON having been duly notified, and having  appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, to address charges that he failed to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse " Mireles Dash”  that was entered in the  twelfth race, Friday, July 3, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(" Mireles Dash" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected).
 
TOBY L KEETON is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".
 
(This information is displayed on the daily overnight listing of entries, and is also posted on the Racing office bulletin board).
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed TOBY L KEETON a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 20, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Additionally, the horse "Mireles Dash” is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.
 
 BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
______________________        ______________________      ________________________
        DAVID KEITER                    ED L'ECUYER                       NORM AMUNDSON
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.<
Name: JUAN RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151023 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: EXERCISE PERSON JUAN RIVERA IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR BEING UNCOOPERATIVE WITH ARLINGTON PARK SECURITY STAFF IN THE STABLE AREA ON JULY 15, 2015. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1425.10 1402.70
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-163 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 1/26/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer   RAMON R RIVERA  having been duly notified, and having appeared (with telephonic counsel) before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 12728 , after it was collected from the horse "Featuring This" which finished second in the 3rd race,   Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Downs At Albuquerque;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 228 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by Industrial laboratories, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 211pg/ml,  +/- 13 pg/ml).
 
RAMON R RIVERA is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part  "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RAMON R RIVERA a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of  180  calendar days ( July 30, 2015,  through January 26, 2016, inclusive);     (2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Downs At Albuquerque;
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. (A first offense case originally identified in a December 16, 2013 ruling was not adjudicated until October 20, 2014, ths making this
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-163 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 1/26/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-163 - Appeal Submitted on July 27, 2015 received in main Commission Office in Albuquerque.
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-163 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 1/26/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-163 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process - Issued by District Judge Beatrice J. Brickhouse see Ruling
Name: PEDRO PARRA Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151022 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM PEDRO PARRA IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR BEING INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION IN THE ARLINGTON PARK STABLE AREA ON JULY 15, 2015. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1425.10 1402.70
Name: EDWIN O REPOLLET-RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15136PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill riding engagement JOCKEY EDWIN O. REPOLLET-RIVERA IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENT IN RACE #4 ON SUNDAY, JULY 19,2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.173. 163.173 FULFILLMENT OF ENGAGEMENTS. A JOCKEY SHALL FAITHFULLY FULFILL ALL ENGAGEMENTS IN RESPECT TO RACING. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ARTEMIO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151021 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: EXERCISE PERSON ARTEMIO GONZALEZ IS HEREBY ASSESSD A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN ALTERCATION IN THE ARLINGTON PARK STABLE AREA ON JULY 15, 2015. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1425.10 1402.70
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 9/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner,  Jesus Soto, having been duly notified, and having appeared (without counsel) before the Board of Stewards on July 19, 2015,  regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM12729, after it was collected from the horse " Runaway Jeans" which finished 4th in the 3rd race, Sunday, May 3, 2015 , at  The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 431pg/ml . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, denied by, Jesus Soto.
 
Jesus Soto is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus Soto  a penalty as follows:
(1)  A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (July 30, 2015 through Sep 27, 2015, Inclusive);
(2)  A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
                (3)
Name: RAMON VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-5 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board, Jockey Ramon Vazquez is hereby assessed an administrative penalty of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) for excessive or indiscriminate whipping of his horse, “Duel Fuel” during the running of the fifth race on July 18, 2015. IRGC Test Barn Veterinarian reported to the Board “Duel Fuel” arrived at the test barn with an open welt on his right flank. The Board notes this is Jockey Vazquez’s third violation of the current meet for excessive or indiscriminate whipping of his horse during a race. Further, the Board hereby puts Jockey Vazquez on notice that any further whip violations may result in a suspension of his IRGC occupational license.
 
Name: ARGELIO VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153038 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ARGELIO VELAZQUEZ IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100.00 DOLLARS FOR FAILURE TO PASS A BREATHALYZER TEST PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE RACE CARD ON SATURDAY JULY 18, 2015 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. (FIRST OFFENSE) ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 508.30 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 508.40(A)
Name: ROBERT P SMOLIN Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152048 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ROBERT SMOLIN, DRIVER OF IMPRESSIVE TRICK IN THE FIFTH RACE ON JULY 12, 2015 AT BALMORAL PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A $100 CIVIL PENALTY FOR COMING OUT WITHOUT CLEARANCE APPROACHING THE 1/2, IMPEDING SHE'SALLFINN AND DRIVER J D FINN. IMPRESSIVE TRICK FIFTH PLACED SEVENTH. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.10I
Name: MANUEL LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-160 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey  MANUEL GUTIERREZ  having appeared (via Jockey representative Omar Reyes)  before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding which led to a disqualification of his mount “Pd La Tormenta”  in the second race, Friday, July 17, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
MANUEL GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL GUTIERREZ   a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 18, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: MANUEL LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-161 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey  MANUEL GUTIERREZ  having appeared (via Jockey representative Omar Reyes)  before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Queen Arabella”  in the fourth race, Friday, July 17, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
MANUEL GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL GUTIERREZ   a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 18, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: JIM P CORRIGAN Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0102 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) DOLLARS for failure to gain the permission of the stewards before racing the horse SAINT HENRY with a bar shoe in the first race at Ellis Park on July 12, 2015. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
 
810 KAR 1:012 Section 11, subsection (7)
 
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: GARY DWIGHT CLARK Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-H#43 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $250.00 H.R.A. 458(p); driver uses a whip or crop in a brutal, excessive or indiscriminate manner by raising the elbow of the whipping arm above shoulder height and by failing to keep the whip in front of the driver at all times while using the whip.
Name: Paul Brent Davies Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-H#45 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $250.00 H.R.A. Rule 458(p); driver uses a whip or crop in a brutal, excessive or indiscriminate manner;  by raising the elbow of the whipping arm above shoulder height and by failing to keep the whip in front of the driver at all times while using the whip.
Name: JAMES P DURANTE III Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152051 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JAMES DURANTE III, DRIVER OF AJ'S PRINCE IN THE FIRST RACE ON JULY 18, 2015 AT BALMORAL PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR COMING DOWN WITHOUT CLEARANCE IN THE FIRST TURN, IMPEDING ONE MORE HANK AND DRIVER KYLE HUSTED. AJ'S PRINCE EIGHTH PLACED TENTH. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.10 I
Name: BRIAN CARPENTER Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155032 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: BRIAN CARPENTER, DRIVER OF MUY CALIENTE IN THE SEVENTH RACE ON JULY 17, 2015 AT MAYWOOD PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A $200 CIVIL PENALTY FOR COMING DOWN, CROWDING AND CAUSING STEPH'S PLACE (TIM CURTIN) TO GO OFF STRIDE AFTER THE START. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.10 E (CROWD ANOTHER HORSE) ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.10 I (ANY ACT TO IMPEDE OR CAUSE ANOTHER HORSE TO GO OFF STRIDE)
Name: RODGER ERIC BOTOSH Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: North Dakota Racing Commission Facility: Chippewa Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CPW-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
For positive test from sample #E 179281 from the horse "Chappy Chick", winner of Race 4 on 6/27/15 - Phenylbutazone in the ammount of 7 ng/mL. Forfeiture of purse. First offense.
Name: ROBERT R O'CONNOR Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0103 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) for violating the rules governing claiming by transferring ownership of a claimed horse within thirty days. SOME GAVE ALL, claimed from the fourth race at Churchill Downs on June 25, 2015 and transferred on July 3, 2015. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed by this ruling to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
.
810 KAR 1:015 Section 1, subsection (6)(a)
 
 
 
By Order of the Stewards
Name: BLAIR P ROCCHIO Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15135PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling OWNER LICENSE #511149905 OF BLAIR P. ROCCHIO IS HEREBY RESCINDED.
Name: PERCY JOSEPH LEYBA Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-55 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Percy Leyba having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July18, 2015, for failing to have a current coggins for horse, Joyful Tap, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the eighth race on July 18, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus G. Beltran a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before August 17, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Jesus G. Beltran is found to be in violation of.
Name: THOMAS H LINGENFELTER Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15170PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock ARRIVING EXTREMELY LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE PARTNERS IN GOLD FOR THE 1ST RACE, JULY 18, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 AND DIRECTIVE #1-89 DATED FEB 21, 1989. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and § 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 4, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 14, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CASEY LEE LEONARD Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152049 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CASEY LEONARD, DRIVER OF PERSUASIVE LOOK IN THE SIXTH RACE ON JULY 12, 2015 AT BALMORAL PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A $100 CIVIL PENALTY FOR ABUSIVE USE OF THE WHIP. (FIRST OFFENSE IN A 365 DAY PERIOD) ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.90 C 5 (CAUSING VISIBLE INJURY) ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.90 D 1 A
Name: LANNY G BROOKS Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153036 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE TRAINERS LICENSE ISSUED TO LANNY BROOKS IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE IS NO LONGER ACTING IN THAT CAPACITY. MR. BROOKS HAS BEEN ISSUED AN OWNERS LICENSE FOR THE BALANCE OF 2015. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1425.10
Name: ADAN F GUZMAN Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3104 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Adan Guzman having been duly notified, waived hearing and is fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for entering an ineligible horse. Entry for the horse Dutch Hohn for Friday July 10, 2015 was invalid due to not having a verifiable bill of sale, transfer, and supporting documentation which necessitated a late program scratch.
 
First Violation in 365 days.
Name: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2492 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner - Trainer Jimmy Guerra Jr. was duly noticed and telephonically waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 7/17/15.
 
Mr. Guerra is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because he entered and then failed to start "Fools Advice," in race 1 at Retama Park on 6/26/15.
Name: ISIDRO FLORES Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2493 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner - Trainer Isidro Flores was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 7/10/15.
 
Mr. Flores is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars in absentia because he sent a horse to Retama Park on 6/12/15 for an official workout and falsely identified that horse as "Lovely Lady Lillia."
 
First Violation.
Name: LUIS E ESPINOSA Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-4 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held for Pony rider Luis Espinosa on July 15, 2015 at 11:15 a. m. in the Steward’s Office at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Pony Rider Espinosa appeared in person for his hearing and chose not to be represented by legal counsel. Starter Tom Benjamin, Outrider John Garges and Trainer Amanda Diamond also provided testimony to the board.
 
The hearing was to determine if Pony Rider Luis Espinosa was disrespectful to Starter Benjamin, after the seventh  race on July 11, 2015 and causing a delay in post for the seventh race on July 11, 2015, which would constitute a violation of IRGC rules 491 IAC 6.5(3)”h” Disorderly or offensive conduct; use of profane, abusive, or insulting language to, or interference with, commission representatives or racing or gaming officials while they are discharging their duties and 491 IAC 6.5(3)”i” Conduct in Iowa or elsewhere has been dishonest, undesirable, detrimental to, or reflects negatively on, the integrity or best interests of racing and gaming and 491 IAC 10.6(17)”g” Delays prohibited. No person shall obstruct or delay the movement of a horse to the starting post.
 
After the running of the seventh race on July 11, 2015, the Board received a complaint from Starter Tom Benjamin stating Pony Rider Luis Espinosa was late bringing #1, “Command Respect” to post for race seven (The Iowa Stallion Stakes). Starter Benjamin also stated Mr. Espinosa was disrespectful towards him when he did get to the starting gate.
 
Starter Benjamin testified Mr. Espinosa was late getting “Command Respect” to the starting gate in seventh race which caused a delay in post. Starter Benjamin further stated when Mr. Espinosa arrived at the gate he was disrespectful towards him. Starter Benjamin testified when he told Mr. Espinosa he was late, Mr. Espinosa shook his finger at him; telling him (Benjamin) do not worry about it. Starter Benjamin further testified one of his assistant starters heard Mr. Espinosa state “you’re not my boss.”
 
Outrider John Garges testified Mr. Espinosa did not follow his instructions to get in proper post parade position when he ordered the field to do so which caused a delay in the loading of Espinosa’s horse (#1, Command Respect.”)
 
Mr. Espinosa testified he did not get in line when ordered to do so by the outrider because the jockey wanted to continue to warm-up his horse.  Mr. Espinosa testified when Starter Benjamin told him he was late (arriving at the gate) he (Espinosa) told him he was not late.  Mr. Espinosa did not say anything about shaking his finger at the starter.
  
The Board of Stewards finds Luis Espinosa in violation of the aforementioned IRGC Rules of Racing. Mr. Espinosa failed to follow the directive of the outrider and was disrespectful toward the starter.  Therefore, Pony Rider Luis Espinosa is hereby assessed an administrative penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).  The Board notes Luis Espinosa has a history of, and violations for, disrespect for authority and other licensees. Therefore, the Board hereby puts Luis Espinosa on notice that any further violations for disrespect for authority or confrontation with other licensees may result in a more severe fine or suspension of his IRGC occupational licenses.           
Name: ADRIAN ANTONE WISHER Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Trenton
Ruling Number: 15TRH16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/27/2015 Suspension End: 7/27/2016
Ruling Text:
By Ruling 13FRE76, dated September 14, 2013,  the Board of Judges at Freehold Raceway found trainer Adrian Wisher in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.1 and 13:71-23.6 (Intent of Medication) (Trainer is absolute insurer of horse) in connection with a post-race positive for Methylhexanamine in the horse "Love You Always" following the 7th race on May 17, 2013.   Adrian Wisher appealed the Board of Judges' decision and the matter was transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law as a contested case.
 
On July 15, 2015, the New Jersey Racing Commission determined to adopt the Initial Decision dated April 30, 2015 of Administrative Law Judge Margaret M. Monaco which affirmed the decision of the Board of Judges to suspend Adrian Wisher for one (1) year and impose a $1,000 fine for the aforesaid violations.
 
Therefore, Adrian Wisher will be fined $1,000 and his one-year suspension will be served on July 27, 2015 through and including July 27, 2016.   During the term of this suspension,  Adrian Wisher is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission for any and all purposes.  Payment of the fine is due on or before July 27, 2016.  
 
The Executive Director hereby orders that the purse monies for the 7th race on May 17, 2013 conducted at the Meadowlands Racetrack will continue to be held in escrow.
 
Related rulings:  13TRH14 dated September 26, 2013 and 13FRE76 dated September 14, 2013
Name: MARCOS ZULUETA Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15169PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE LITTLEMISSPERFECT FROM THE 3RD RACE, JULY 17, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 4, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 14, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: DAMON RENATO DILODOVICO Ruling Date: 7/16/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-122 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Did not have his horse in the paddock at the appointed time for the running of his race, and necessitated a late scratch.
Name: JAMIE J NESS Ruling Date: 7/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15097PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse OWNER/TRAINER JAMIE J. NESS IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "SLANDER" IN THE THIRD (3RD) RACE, JULY 16, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: JAMIE J NESS Ruling Date: 7/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15166PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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Ruling Text: Failure or late to lasix security barn SHIPPERS ARE REQUIRED TO ARRIVE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO TREATMENT DEADLINE. YOU WERE LATE ARRIVING WITH THE HORSE SMARTS FOR THE 3RD RACE ON JULY 16, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA.CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.305(H) AND (K). SECTION 163.305(H): Once a horse is placed on the bleeder list it shall be presented to the pre-race security stall between 4 l/2 and 5 l/2 hours prior to the post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to start. Once placed in the security area, a horse shall remain in there until it is taken to the paddock to be saddled for the race. The bleeder medication shall be administered no less than 4 hours prior to post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to run. SECTION 163.305(K): While in the security area, the horse shall be in the care, custody and control of the trainer or a licensed person assigned by him. The trainer shall be responsible for the condition, care and handling of the horse while it remains in the security area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 4, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 14, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: KATHY L JARVIS Ruling Date: 7/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15094PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: General Ruling TRAINER KATHY L. JARVIS IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "TALENTED CAT", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE SECOND (2ND) RACE, JULY 15, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: GABE RETANA Ruling Date: 7/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153034 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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Ruling Text: TRAINER GABE RETANA IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100.00 FOR FAILURE TO HAVE A CURRENT COGGINS TEST ON FILE FOR "RIDE KITTEN RIDE" NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH FROM THE 3RD RACE ON JULY 14, 2015 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 605.50
Name: WILFREDO CORUJO Ruling Date: 7/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15163PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/18/2015 Suspension End: 7/23/2015
Ruling Text: Careless Riding JOCKEY WILFREDO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAY COMMENCING JULY 18, 2015 AND JULY 20 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JULY 23, 2015 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #7 IRISH ACTIVIST TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO # 8 EXTRASEXXYEURODUDE HAVING CAME OUT INTO #8 EXTRASEXXYEURODUDE NEAR 3/8 POLE IN THE 1ST RACE, JULY 15, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214. WILFREDO CORUJO IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION.
Name: ALISA "BROOKE" SARSON Ruling Date: 7/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15095PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse OWNER/TRAINER ALISA BROOKE SARSON IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "VITIUM" IN THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE, JULY 15, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: JORGE R VITAL Ruling Date: 7/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153032 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM JORGE VITAL IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR THE FALSIFICATION OF HIS 2011 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD APPLICATION. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 502.90 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1402.70
Name: REUBEN RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-50 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date July 14, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers ON at time of entry on the horse With Love Too , entered in the second race, on July 10, 2015 , at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
Name: WILLIAM JOHN MCCARTHY Ruling Date: 7/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15131PP Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding JOCKEY WILLIAM J. McCARTHY (STEEPLECHASE) IS HEREBY FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FOR FAILING TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE ASTRIDE "CASH CROP" IN RACE #1 ON JULY 14,2015 NEAR FENCE #8 CAUSING INTERFERENCE AND INTIMIDATION RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 5TH POSITION TO UNPLACED IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). 163.234 CROSSING AND WEAVING. DURING THE RUNNING OF A RACE, WHEN CLEAR, A HORSE MAY BE TAKEN TO ANOTHER PART OF THE COURSE BUT A HORSE MAY NOT CROSS OR WEAVE IN FRONT OF OTHER HORSES IN SUCH A WAY THAT WOULD IMPEDE THEM OR CONSTITUTE OR CAUSE INTERFERENCE OR INTIMIDATION. 163.235. JOSTLING. A HORSE OR JOCKEY MAY NOT WILLFULLY JOSTLE ANOTHER HORSE 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MARY R. MCKINLEY Ruling Date: 7/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15092PI Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Arriving late for pre-race Vet exam OWNER/TRAINER MARY R. MCKINLEY IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "AGE OF FLUFFY" (LATE FOR PRE RACE EXAM), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FIFTH (5TH) RACE, JULY 14, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: JAMES MILLER PETTINE Ruling Date: 7/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 11180PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/5/2011 Suspension End: 7/13/2015
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility SUBJECT OF RULING #11180PN DATED MAY 26, 2011, HAVING ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO SETTLE YOUR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS (JUDGEMENT IN FAVOR OF NEIL'S TURF SUPPLY). ACCORDINGLY, JAMES M. PETTINE IS ELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING AS OF JULY 13, 2015.
Name: ERIK A BARBARAN Ruling Date: 7/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15129PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling JOCKEY ERIK A. BARBARAN IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR REPORTING HIS INCORRECT WEIGHT TO THE CLERK OF THE SCALES ON JULY 13,,2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. 163.178. REPORTING BEFORE A RACE. A JOCKEY WHO IS ENGAGED TO RIDE A RACE SHALL REPORT TO THE SCALE ROOM ON THE DAY OF THE RACE AT THE TIME REQUIRED BY THE OFFICIALS. A JOCKEY SHALL THEN REPORT ENGAGEMENTS AND OVERWEIGHT, IF ANY, TO THE CLERK OF THE SCALES... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: EDWIN O REPOLLET-RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15133PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill riding engagement JOCKEY EDWIN O. REPOLLET-RIVERA IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENT IN RACE #10 ON SUNDAY, JULY 12,2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.173. 163.173 FULFILLMENT OF ENGAGEMENTS. A JOCKEY SHALL FAITHFULLY FULFILL ALL ENGAGEMENTS IN RESPECT TO RACING. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULING THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58. PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: KEVIN A. RICE Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15087PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse OWNER/TRAINER KEVIN A. RICE IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "ABIDE IN ME" IN THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE, JULY 12, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: PIERRE JOVAN HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15130PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling JOCKEY PIERRE J. HRNANDEZ-ORTEGA IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR MISUSE OF HIS WHIP DURING THE RUNNING OF RACE #6 ON JULY 12,2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.471(A). 163.471(A) DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR VIOLATION. WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER, OR ANY AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS ANY PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR ANY ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY BY THIS CHAPTER BUT DEEMED TO REQUIRE DISCIPLINARY ACTION...SAID DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A FINE, FINE AND SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OF LICENSE, OR THE RULING OFF FOR LIFE. ALL FINES IMPOSED SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN...TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Ridge Jordon Warren Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152047 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER RIDGE WARREN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50 FOR FAILING TO DRIVE HERE'S TOOTSIE AS PROGRAMMED IN RACE 3 ON SUNDAY JULY 12,2015 AT BALMORAL PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1317.40B
Name: ROGER WELCH Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152046 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER ROGER WELCH IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR FAILING TO HAVE "KILLER B'S" IN HER SECURITY STALL BY THE PRESCRIBED TIME ON JULY 4, 2015 AT BALMORAL PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1313.70
Name: ROGER WELCH Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152046 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING NUMBER 152046 DATED 7-12-2015, IS HEREBY RESCINDED INASMUCH AS ROGER WELCH PROVIDED THE BOARD OF STEWARDS WITH A RECEIPT INDICATING REPAIRS DONE TO THE TRUCK ENGINE.
Name: WILLIAM HENRY LEECH Ruling Date: 7/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-1 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entering in Wrong Race
Name: WILLIAM HENRY LEECH Ruling Date: 7/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-1 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-EGP-1 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: ERNESTO OLVERA Ruling Date: 7/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153030 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM ERNESTO OLVERA IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50.00 FOR SHOWING AN ATTITUDE OF DISRESPECT TOWARDS THE STEWARDS ON 7/10/15 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1425.10
Name: ERNESTO OLVERA Ruling Date: 7/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153031 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM ERNESTO OLVERA HAVING FAILED TO INFORM THE STEWARDS OF A RECENT ARREST INVOLVING THE USE OF ALCOHOL AND HAVING BEEN PREVIOUSLY REQUIRED TO ATTEND A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM IS HEREBY PLACED ON PROBATION FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2015. FURTHER AS A CONDITION OF HIS PROBATIONARY LICENSE MR. OLVERA IS HEREBY REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF HIS REGULAR ATTENDANCE AT A RECOGNIZED SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM OR ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1402.50 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1425.10
Name: AMANDA HAAR Ruling Date: 7/11/2015
Jurisdiction: North Dakota Racing Commission Facility: Chippewa Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CPW-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/12/2015 Suspension End: 7/26/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Amanda Haar is hereby fined $500, suspended 15, and loses the purse for illegal use of the medication Gabapentin in the horse "Ready Set Zip" in Race 7 on 6/13/15.
Trainer will be alowed to start her qualifiers in the Northern Plains Futurity on 7/26/15.
Name: MANUEL LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-143 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MANUEL GUTIERREZ, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the sixth race, Monday, July 6, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 MANUEL GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL GUTIERREZ   a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 10, 2015,, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: LARRIS HUGH ALLEN Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Millarville
Ruling Number: 2015-MIL-1 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Misuse of Whip
Name: LARRIS HUGH ALLEN Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Millarville
Ruling Number: 2015-MIL-1 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-MIL-1 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-23 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Fred I. Danley having appeared  by telephone before the Board of Stewards on July5, 2015, for failing to have papers on file in the racing office for horse, Dramatic Allen, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the second race on July 4, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Fred I. Danley a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before August 9, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Fred I. Danley is found to be in violation of.
Name: BENJAMIN VILLEGAS Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-28 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2015 Suspension End: 7/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer , BENJAMIN  RIVERA VILLEGAS , having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-DAA-147.
 
BENJAMIN  RIVERA VILLEGAS is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to BENJAMIN  RIVERA VILLEGAS are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, BENJAMIN  RIVERA VILLEGAS is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
Name: BENJAMIN VILLEGAS Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-28 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2015 Suspension End: 7/10/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SRP-28 - Restored to Good Standing Licensee fulfilled the conditions required, (having paid all fines assessed) in Ruling 2015-DAA-174, is hereby reinstated, and restored, as of July 12, 2015.
Name: Rafael Zenteno Rivas Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#20 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 800 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $800.00 for failing to maintain a straight course in the stretch run.
Name: BRUNO TESSORE Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2015-GP-90 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order #2014052957, Violation of F.S. 550.2415(1)(a).  
(250.00 for Ibuprofen and 250.00 for Methocarbamol) = 500.00 fine.
Name: MICHAEL A VALES Ruling Date: 7/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15161PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation) BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO A PENNSYLVANIA STATE VET IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HER DUTIES JULY 9, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 25, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 5, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: KEVIN A. RICE Ruling Date: 7/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15085PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse OWNER/TRAINER KEVIN A. RICE IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "WICHITA WILLY", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FIRST (1ST) RACE, JULY 9, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: BOBBY LAYNE NEAL Ruling Date: 7/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21225 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed Trainer test on July 08, 2015. Ineligible to retest for ninety days through October 05, 2015.
Name: DAVID G NUNN Ruling Date: 7/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15159PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR BELLY OF THE WHALE IN THE 5TH RACE, JULY 8, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 25, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 5, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CATHERINE HOLLAND ROBINSON Ruling Date: 7/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15162PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure or late to lasix security barn ARRIVING LATE FOR LASIX TREATMENT WITH THE HORSE MAKELOVENOTWAR N THE 5TH RACE, JULY 8, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.305(H) & (K). SECTION 163.305 (H): Once a horse is placed on the bleeder list it shall be presented to the pre-race security stall between 4 l/2 and 5 l/2 hours prior to the post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to start. Once placed in the security area, a horse shall remain in there until it is taken to the paddock to be saddled for the race. The bleeder medication shall be administered no less than 4 hours prior to post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to run. SECTION 163.305 (K): While in the security area, the horse shall be in the care, custody and control of the trainer or a licensed person assigned by him. The trainer shall be responsible for the condition, care and handling of the horse while it remains in the security area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 25, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 5, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 7/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-137 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  TOBY L KEETON having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 5, 2015,  for failure to declare equipment: (flipping halter on),  at time of entry  on the horse "Absolut Power” that was entered in the entered in the fourth race, Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs:
 
TOBY L KEETON is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this second related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed TOBY L KEETON a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 8, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: Men B Chen Ruling Date: 7/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153029 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY MEN CHEN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $250.00 FOR DRIVING HIS MOUNT "BLUE CANOE" INTO THE PATH OF AND CAUSING "AWESOME RULES" TO CHECK IN THE STRETCH DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 8TH RACE ON JULY 4, 2015 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK RESULTING IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR 2ND TO 4TH POSITION. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1411.160 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1416.5(B)
Name: BENNY DAVID OLAIVAR Ruling Date: 7/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151018 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2015 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD TRAINER LICENSE OF BEN OLAIVAR IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE (CURRENTLY UNDERGOING WORK COMP AUDIT). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.220
Name: EDGAR ALEXANDER PEREZ Ruling Date: 7/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151017 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/12/2015 Suspension End: 7/17/2015
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDGAR PEREZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (SUNDAY JULY 12, THURSDAY JULY 16, AND FRIDAY JULY 17, 2015) FOR DIRECTING HIS HORSE "TAM" OUT AND CAUSING ANOTHER HORSE TO CLIP HEELS IN THE VICINITY OF THE FOUR AND ONE HALF FURLONG POLE DURING THE RUNNING OF THE EIGHTH RACE ON JULY 2, 2015 AT ARLINGTON PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1416.5 A C 1411.160
Name: OTABEK UMAROV Ruling Date: 7/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151019 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 A2 4AI, TRAINER OTABEK UMAROV IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR EXCESSIVE USE OF FLUNIXIN (34+/-6NG/ML 95% CONFIDENCE LEVEL) RSULTING IN AN OVERAGE IN THE HORSE "SLEW SLAM" WHICH RAN IN THE FIRST RACE AT ARLINGTON PARK ON JUNE 6, 2015.
Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 7/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-8 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date July 4, 2015, for failure to declare equipment change (blinkers off) at time of entry on the horse River Head, entered in the sixth race, on June 17, 2015 , at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: CHARLES W BEHR Ruling Date: 7/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15086PI Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Smoking in the shed row, tack room STABLE EMPLOYEE CHARLES W BEHR IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR SMOKING IN THE SHED ROW, JULY 3, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.85. Rule 165.85 reads in part: ....No smoking or carrying a lighted cigar, cigarette, or pipe shall be permitted under the the shed.
Name: JOSEPH D RICHARDS Ruling Date: 7/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15138PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling TRACK EMPLOYEE JOSEPH D. RICHARDS, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A STEWARDS HEARING AND HIS RIGHT TO APPEAL, IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR DISTURBING THE PEACE, BEING OBNOXIOUS AND DISRESPECTFUL IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3, 163.471(A) AND 165.201. 163.3 DISTURBING THE PEACE. A PERSON MAY NOT DISTURB THE PEACE OR MAKE HIMSELF OBNOXIOUS ON THE GROUNDS OF AN ASSOCIATION. 163.471(A). DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR VIOLATION. WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER, OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR AN ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY BY THIS CHAPTER BUT DEEMED TO REQUIRE DISCIPLINARY ACTION...THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A FINE, SUSPENSION, FINE AND SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OF LICENSE OR THE RULING OFF FOR LIFE. FINES IMPOSED MAY NOT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT. 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING...
Name: TERRY LEONARD Ruling Date: 7/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155031 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER TERRY LEONARD IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR FAILING TO HAVE "TYPICAL SITUATION" IN HER SECURITY STALL BY THE PRESCRIBED TIME RESULTING IN HER BEING SCRATCHED FROM THE FIFTH RACE AT MAYWOOD PARK ON JULY 2, 2015. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1313.70
Name: Charles Michael Wicker Ruling Date: 7/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON31 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/6/2015 Suspension End: 7/20/2015
Ruling Text:
A stewards hearing was held at Monmouth Park on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in regards to a report from Track Security that Asst. Trainer Charles Wicker had entered the Detention Barn, a restricted area, went into a stall and urinated.
 
After reviewing all the testimony and evidence presented, the Stewards hereby order Mr. Wicker a
fifteen (15) day suspension, July 6, 2015 through and including July 20, 2015 and fined one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Wicker is also placed on probation through 2016.  
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-1.15 Penalties; acts detrimental to racing
The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off any person who in their opinion has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C Rule 13:70-16.4 Governing conduct
The stewards shall have the power and it shall be their duty to regulate and govern the conduct of all racing officials and of all owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and all other persons attendant on horses during , before, and after races, unless the power and the duty is vested in the Racing Commission.
Name: JASON ELLIOTT THOMPSON Ruling Date: 7/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-028-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 75 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Jason Thompson was fined $75.00 for going inside 6 pylons after the 3/4 pole while driving #1, ROCK ABSORBER in the 3rd race at Harrington Raceway on June 29, 2015.  ROCK ABSORBER finished 3rd and was placed 6th.  DHRC rule: 7.6.14.1.  All Fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.  Mr. Thompson had a hearing on July 1, 2015.
Name: Trevor Wayne Simpson Ruling Date: 7/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-WUD-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Careless riding
Name: Trevor Wayne Simpson Ruling Date: 7/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-WUD-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-WUD-18 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: EMILIO JAUREGUI Ruling Date: 6/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153027 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ASSISTANT STARTER EMILIO JAUREGUI IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100.00 FOR FAILURE TO PASS A BREATHALYZER TEST PRIOR TO THE START OF HIS DUTIES ON 6/27/15 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. (FIRST OFFENSE) ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 508.30 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 508.40(A)
Name: URIEL LOPEZ Ruling Date: 6/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153028 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY URIEL LOPEZ IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100.00 FOR FAILURE TO FULLY PERSERVE WITH HIS MOUNT "D.C.GENE" IN THE 7TH RACE ON SATURDAY 6/27/15 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. (FIRST OFFENSE IN A 365 DAY PERIOD) ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1416.140
Name: LARRIS HUGH ALLEN Ruling Date: 6/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-WUD-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Careless Riding
Name: LARRIS HUGH ALLEN Ruling Date: 6/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-WUD-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-WUD-16 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: HECTOR C ESCALANTE Ruling Date: 6/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-4 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/30/2015 Suspension End: 6/30/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey, HECTOR CHRISTOPHER ESCALANTE, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-DAA-10.
 
 HECTOR CHRISTOPHER ESCALANTE is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to HECTOR CHRISTOPHER ESCALANTE are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, HECTOR CHRISTOPHER ESCALANTE is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Name: HECTOR C ESCALANTE Ruling Date: 6/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-4 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/30/2015 Suspension End: 6/30/2015
Ruling Text: Licensee having paid all fine is hereby restored to good standing.
Name: ROBERT DALE HERMAN Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: North Dakota Racing Commission Facility: Chippewa Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CPW-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/29/2015 Suspension End: 7/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Lab Results showed the presence of Xylazine, ARCI Class 3, Penalty Class B, in blood sample E-169751 (Industrial Labs No. IL-R-15-7990).
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-2 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on June 28, 2015, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers on) at time of entry on the horse Famous Flying Eagle, entered in the second race, on June 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before July 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: JOEL COVOS ARANDA Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-125 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Joel Aranda  failed to honor or be excused from his riding engagement on the horse Royal Bux  in the fourth race June 22, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs.  
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joel Aranda a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 28, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Joel Aranda is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: JOEL COVOS ARANDA Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-125 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-125 - Restored to Good Standing FINE PAID
Name: DURWOOD S MAAS Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152042 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY THAT URINE/BLOOD SPECIMEN NUMBER 825272 DATED JUNE 22, 2015 FROM BALMORAL PARK, TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "ROCK SPRINGS" THE THIRD PLACE FINISHER IN THE FIRST RACE ON JUNE 13, 2015 REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF PHENYLBUTAZONE AT A CONCENTRATION OF 21.1 +/- 2.5UG/ML (95% CONFIDENCE LEVEL) WHICH IS A VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 A3 B1 THE STEWARDS TOOK THE FOLLOWING ACTION: THE HORSE "ROCK SPRINGS" IS HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND DECLARED UNPLACED FROM HIS THIRD PLACE FINISH IN THE FIRST RACE ON JUNE 13, 2015 AND ALL PURSE MONIES ARE ORDERED RETURNED TO THE HORSEMAN'S BOOKKEEPER. PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 B1, 603.130 AND 603.140D THE REVISED ORDER OF FINISH IS AS FOLLOWS: 1ST: MAJOR ED 2ND: FAVAAS 3RD: BIG MOON RIZING 4TH: MR PEARL 5TH: C NOTE 6TH: WHISKYTANGOFOXTROT 7TH: JOIN THE CROWD 8TH: JADED TRUTH 9TH: HE'S A BURBON THE HORSEMAN'S BOOKKEEPER IS HEREBY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES ONLY AFTER ALL APPEAL PROCESSES HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED. THIS RULING IN NO WAY AFFECTS THE PARI-MUTUEL RESULTS.
Name: BRENDA S KETRING Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15088PI Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone Positive OWNER/TRAINER BRENDA S. KETRING HAVING WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, AS WELL AS HIS RIGHT TO APPEAL; ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #270588F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "ECONOMIC RISK" WHO FINISHED SECOND (2ND) IN THE FIRST (1ST) RACE, JUNE 28, 2015 TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE IN THE QUANTITY OF 3.64 UG/ML. OWNER/TRAINER BRENDA S. KETRING WAIVED HER RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND OWNER/TRAINER BRENDA S. KETRING, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(a)(1), 163.303(b), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(f). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER BRENDA S. KETRING IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him.
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-124 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JAIME PARGA LEOS, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the fourth and seventh race, Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
JAIME PARGA LEOS is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAIME PARGA LEOS a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  This is a second related offense at this meet.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before July 28, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: KRISTIN LEA SHEHORN Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-122 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Exercise Person KRISTIN LEA SHEHORN, having been notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a confrontation near the track surface on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Ms. Shehorn was involved in a verbal confrontation with another licensee).
 
 KRISTIN LEA SHEHORN is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet.  Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds.  The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed KRISTIN LEA SHEHORN a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 28, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).
 
Additionally,  KRISTIN LEA SHEHORN is hereby placed on probation for the remainder of this meeting, through September 7, 2015, inclusive. Any further related violation will result in further sanction.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: ROBERT P SMOLIN Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155030 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ROBERT SMOLIN, DRIVER OF SHAKEITTOTHEMOON, IN THE NINTH RACE ON JUNE 25, 2015 AT MAYWOOD PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500) FOR ABUSIVE USE OF THE WHIP. (CAUSING VISIBLE INJURY). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.90 C 5 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.90 D 1 C (3RD OFFENSE WITHIN A 365 DAY PERIOD)
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-120 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO, having waived appearance rights before the Board of Stewards regarding a Security Citation issued June 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Soto was issued a citation for employing an unlicensed person (Jose Ortiz), during a random barn search while on Association grounds. This is a second related offense during this meeting). Mr. Soto waived appearance, and accepted responsibility for the matter.
 
 JESUS M SOTO is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
16.47.1.8 (A)NMAC and 15.2.1.7 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent party “A person shall not participate in Pari Mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the Commission, or be employed by an Association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the Commission”
 
16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS M SOTO a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 28, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: ROBERT W YOHN Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152041 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY THAT URINE/BLOOD SPECIMEN NUMBER 825272 DATED JUNE 22, 2015 FROM BALMORAL PARK, TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "ROCK SPRINGS" THE THIRD PLACE FINISHER IN THE FIRST RACE ON JUNE 13, 2015 REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF PHENYLBUTAZONE AT A CONCENTRATION OF 21.1 +/- 2.5 UG/ML (95% CONFIDENCE LEVEL) WHICH IS A VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 A3 B1 THE STEWARDS NOTIFIED TRAINER ROBERT YOHN OF SAID REPORT. AFTER NOTIFICATION MR. YOHN CHOSE TO WAIVE HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND THE STEWARDS TOOK THE FOLLOWING ACTION: PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 B1 TRAINER ROBERT YOHN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-118 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to have the registration certificate on file for “Naples Kid”” which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the seventh race,  Friday, June 26, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 27, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 
Name: FELIPE GARCIA LUNA Ruling Date: 6/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-116 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey FELIPE GARCIA LUNA, having been notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a confrontation near the track surface entrance on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Garcia Luna got into a verbal and physical confrontation with the Outrider).
 
FELIPE GARCIA LUNA is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet.  Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds.  The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed FELIPE GARCIA LUNA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 26, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).
 
Additionally, FELIPE GARCIA LUNA is hereby placed on probation for the remainder of this meeting, through September 7, 2015, inclusive. Any further related violation will result in further sanction.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: MICHAEL ANTHONY FERRARO Ruling Date: 6/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15064PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, RULING #15064PI DATED JUNE 6, 2015 IS HEREBY RESCINDED.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-109 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA, failed to be excused from, or to honor his riding engagement which necessitated a late rider change in the fifth race, Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;  
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NOE GARCIA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 22, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
NOE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-109 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-109 - Restored to Good Standing fine paid
Name: CHAD ROBERT BOWERSOCK Ruling Date: 6/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15057PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have horse treated with lasix OWNER/TRAINER CHAD R. BOWERSOCK IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "INFLATE MY EGO" (FAILING TO HAVE HORSE PRESENT THEREFORE MISSED LASIX TREATMENT), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FOR THE SECOND (2ND) RACE, JUNE 22, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 & DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4. SECTION 165.216 which reads in part: If a licensee shall fail to run an entered horse, the Stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he/she shall, on timely complicance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4 which reads in part: Provide an attendant in the immediate area of designated bleeder stalls and verify practitioners administration of lasix.
Name: DONALD RAY LOCKWOOD Ruling Date: 6/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-067 Amended Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
AMENDED
 
On Friday, May 08, 2015, a steward's conference was scheduled for Donald R. Lockwood to address him hauling horses onto Emerald Downs property without being properly licensed and regarding his licensing status in California. Mr. Lockwood obtained legal counsel and asked to postpone his conference until a later date. Mr. Lockwood's lawyer contacted the board of stewards twice to discuss postponing the scheduled conference but neither Mr. Lockwood nor his legal counsel has given the board of stewards a date that he will be available to address this matter.  Accordingly, Donald R. Lockwood is hereby made ineligible for licensing until such time as he appears before the board of stewards.
 
WAC 260-24-510
 
FACILITY ACCESS
While declared ineligible Donald R Lockwood is denied access to and privileges of any and all grounds and Advance Deposit Wagering Service Providers coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.
 
RIGHT TO CHALLENGE
You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling.  If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling.  The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling.  If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission.  After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.
Name: ANDREW MCKEEVER Ruling Date: 6/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15056PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse TRAINER ANDREW MCKEEVER IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED ($100) DOLLARS FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "CANDY GRAN" IN THE FIFTH (5TH) RACE, JUNE 18, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 6/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-200 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador Soto    having been duly notified, and represented by Pat Bingham before the Board of Stewards on June 14, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drug "Dexemethasone" which was found in sample NM11038, after it was collected from the horse,  "Hi Class Local" which finished tenth in the 3rd race,  January 4, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexemethasone at 1777pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and declined.
 
 Trainer Salvador Soto is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexemethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5pg/ml of plasma".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Salvador Soto a penalty as follows;
 
 A fine in the amount one thousand dollars, ($1000.00)
 
In addition “Hi Class Local " is placed on the Veterinarians list, and must pass a Commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry, per 15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(a) NMAC.
 
 
This is a third positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(a) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
  
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 6/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-203 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner  Salvador Soto  having been duly notified, and having been represented by Pat Bingham before the Board of Stewards on June 14, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drugs “Methylprednisolone”,"Phenylbutazone"and "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM11119, after it was collected from the horse,  "Whatever Bill" which finished first in the 2nd race, January 11,2015 at Sunland Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.27 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 24.9 ng/ml and Methylprednisolone at 175 pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and said split sampling by LSU lab confirmed Phenylbutazone at 2.9 ug/ml and Flunixin at 32.4 ng/ml in blood/serum, Methylprednisolone was not tested for at LSU).
 
Trainer/Owner  Salvador Soto is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9  MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES:  The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", December 2014, version 8.0 and “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule”, version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the association of racing commissioners international, are incorporated by reference.  Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico racing commission.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer/Owner Salvador Soto a penalty as follows;
Name: MARIA LYNN THORNTON Ruling Date: 6/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-82 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/26/2015 Suspension End: 6/27/2015
Ruling Text:
Apprentice Jockey MARIA LYNN THORNTON having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to ride her mount “Mesa Cat” through the finish in the eighth race, Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(“Mesa Cat” was eased near the final 3/8 pole to the finish, without cause).
 
MARIA LYNN THORNTON  is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13(E)(5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ease up, or coast to the finish, without adequate cause, even if a horse has no apparent chance to win prize money”.  
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed  MARIA LYNN THORNTON a penalty of a two race day riding suspension (Friday, June 26, 2015, and Saturday, June 27,  inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: LARRY M RIVELLI Ruling Date: 6/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15046PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling OWNER/TRAINER LARRY M. RIVELLI IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED & FIFTY ($250) DOLLARS FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "LOOKING FOR A DATE", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE EIGHTH (8TH) RACE, JUNE 15, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216.
Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 6/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-195 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  Irving Fournier  having been duly notified, and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 13, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drugs "Phenylbutazone" and "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM10057, after it was collected from the horse,  "Jess Corona Jr" which finished first in the 1st race, December 15, 2014. at  Sunland Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 0.53 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 10.4 ng/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and said split sampling by LSU lab confirmed Phenylbutazone at 0.8 ug/ml and Flunixin at 8.843 ng/ml in blood/serum).
 
 Trainer  Irving Fournier  is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9  MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES:  The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", December 2014, version 8.0 and “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule”, version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the association of racing commissioners international, are incorporated by reference.  Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico racing commission.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Irving Fourniera penalty as follows;
 
A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($750.00); and
Name: RIGO J. JUAREZ Ruling Date: 6/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-76 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer RIGO J. JUAREZ  having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding an ineligible entry of “Lilbitscary” (unable to verify a required current workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the sixth race, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(“Lilbitscary” was entered in a race, and did not have a required workout within a sixty day period, resulting in the late scratch).
 
RIGO J. JUAREZ   is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.11 (A)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any horse which has started, but not within 60 days, must have at least one workout within 60 days prior to entry. Horses that have not started within 6 months of entry must have at least two approved workouts within 60 days of entry, one workout shall be from the starting gate, or must have proof of standing the horse at least one time within a sixty day period”
 
15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it lacks official published workouts”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(18) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for horses entered as to eligibility, weight, or other allowances claimed”.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RIGO J. JUAREZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 13, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: MARIA LYNN THORNTON Ruling Date: 6/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-75 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MARIA LYNN THORNTON, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, which resulted in a disqualification of her mount  “Acute Band” in the eighth race, Friday, June 12, 2015,  at Ruidoso Downs;
 
MARIA LYNN THORNTON is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “When the way is clear, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course. But if any horse swerves or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MARIA LYNN THORNTON a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 13, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension..  
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: DARIUS THORPE Ruling Date: 6/12/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-96 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to make reported weight
Name: BENJAMIN VILLEGAS Ruling Date: 6/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-193 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer BEGAMIN VILLEGAS, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 11, 2015, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “Vvr Calvin Labeck” that was entered in the second race, on June 7, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed BEGAMIN VILLEGAS a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to paid on or before July 11, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1 (C) (11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration”.
 
 
 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: FRANCISCO GILES Ruling Date: 6/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-194 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having been duly notified to his last known address and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2015, licensee was found to be in violation of.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards accessed a fine of
    1. Fifty dollars ($50.00) for failure to appear
    2. Two hundred ($200.00) for abusive language to a racing official when notified of violation for failure to honor riding engagement.
                        Total $250.00
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (L)(h) NMAC – (Grounds for Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License).
The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing, or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting. Interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.
 
15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards”
Name: CLAUDIO A GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON23 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Claudio Gonzalez is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to have the foal papers for "NEVER STOP LOOKING" on file with the horse identifier for the 10th race on Sunday, June 7, 2015.    
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-6.13 - "No horse shall be allowed to start unless a Jockey Club registration certificate is on file with the horse identifier, and unless it has been liptattooed, with the exception that the stewards may, in their discretion and for good cause, waive these requirements if the horse is otherwise properly identified.  However, said horse shall be tattooed thereafter within a period of time that is reasonably practical."
Name: MARK A HENNIG Ruling Date: 6/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON22 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Mark Hennig is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to have the foal papers for "YULE PARTY" on file with the horse identifier for the 4th race on Sunday, June 7, 2015.    
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-6.13 - "No horse shall be allowed to start unless a Jockey Club registration certificate is on file with the horse identifier, and unless it has been liptattooed, with the exception that the stewards may, in their discretion and for good cause, waive these requirements if the horse is otherwise properly identified.  However, said horse shall be tattooed thereafter within a period of time that is reasonably practical."
Name: Phillip Hall Ruling Date: 6/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-059 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After waiving his  rights to a formal conference via telephone, trainer Phillip Hall is hereby assessed a fine of $100.00 for the unauthorized late scratch of the horse, Hey Didjanotis, from the ninth race on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.
 
WAC 260-40-010
Name: FRANCISCO GILES Ruling Date: 6/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-191 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Francisco Giles having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and having his hearing held in absentia on June 10, 2015 for failure to honor or be excused from his/her riding engagement in the fifth race May 30, 2015 for horse Sweet Special Cash
 
Francisco Giles failed to notify stewards he would not be present to ride.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Francisco Giles a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars $200.0. The fine is to be paid on or before July 10, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: ADAN DIAZ RUIZ Ruling Date: 6/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3080 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Groom Adan Ruiz was found in possession of a case of beer (12) upon entering the stable gate on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Mr Ruiz is hereby fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of stewards for this violation.
 
First Violation in the past 365 day period.
Name: RAMON R PRECIADO Ruling Date: 6/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15134PP Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/29/2015 Suspension End: 8/27/2015
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing OWNER/TRAINER RAMON PRECIADO APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, HAVING ARRIVED 20 MINUTES LATE. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL EVIDENCE AND THE TESTIMONY PRESENTED AT THE HEARING, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE STEWARDS, PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 163.6(C) AND 165.201, OWNER/TRAINER RAMON PRECIADO IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,500.00) AND IS DENIED FRONTSIDE PRIVILEGES FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS COMMENCING JULY 29,2015 THROUGH AUGUST 27,2015 FOR CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO THE ORDELY CONDUCT OF RACING, FOR BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS IN HIS HEARING ON JULY 3,2025, DISRESPECTFUL TO A STATE VETERINARIAN ON THE FRONT SIDE IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC FOLLOWING THE RUNNING OF THE 5TH RACE ON JUNE 9,2015 AND DISRESPECTFUL AND OBNOXIOUS TO THE OUTRIDER ON THE FRONT SIDE IN FRONT OF THE PUIBLIC FOLLOWING THE RUNNING OF RACE #5 ON JUNE 9,2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA/ CODE TITLE 58, SECTION 163.2 AND 163.3. 163.2. IMPROPER LANGUAGE. A PERSON MAY NOT USE IMPROPER, PROFANE OR INDECENT LANGUAGE TO A RACING OFFICIAL. 163.3. DISTURBING THE PEACE. A PERSON MAY NOT DISTURB THE PEACE OR MAKE HIMSELF OBNOXIOUS ON THE GROUNDS OF AN ASSOCIATION. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND, OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULING THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CONCEPCION R BALDERRAMA Ruling Date: 6/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-56 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer CONCEPCION BALDERRAMA, having  appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding an ineligibility of “Teller Krash” which ran in the second race, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(It would be discovered after the race had been run that the foal registration papers were not on file, establishing the horse ineligible to start in the race, which led to a subsequent disqualification of said horse in the second race, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs).
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CONCEPCION BALDERRAMA  a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 7, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
CONCEPCION BALDERRAMA is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 
Name: RICARDO CHIAPPE Ruling Date: 6/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON19 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Ricardo Chiappe is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to fulfill his riding engagement on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the 4th race necessitating a late rider change.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-9.14 "REPORTING TO THE JOCKEY ROOM"- Every jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the jockey room at the time required by the Clerk of Scales. He or she shall then report any over- weight to the Clerk of Scales and thereafter shall not leave the jockey room until all his or her engagements have been fulfilled, except with the permission of the Stewards.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 6/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-55 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse "Teller Krash" that finished first in the second race, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, is hereby disqualified and ordered unplaced;
 
(After the race, it was determined the horse ran as an ineligible entry when it was discovered the original foal registration certificate was not on file with the Racing Secretary, as required).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12 (B) NMAC: Which states in part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the Racing Secretary”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for registering with the Racing Secretary each horse in his/her charge within 24 hours of the horse’s arrival on Association grounds”.
 
 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution”
 
15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish."
 
As a result of this disqualification, the new order of finish of the second race, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs is hereby ordered as follows and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly:
 
1st Can You Believe This                4th    Didyouseemedoit   
2nd Prophetic Love                         5th     Krazy Good
3rd Think About Running              6th      Gata Moolah Jr   
                                                Unplaced    Teller Krash    
                                   
               BY ORDER OF THE
Name: JHACIEL SOTO Ruling Date: 6/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Colorado Racing Commission Facility: Arapahoe Park
Ruling Number: 2015-ARP-29 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/6/2015 Suspension End: 6/20/2015
Ruling Text:
On June 6, 2015, Licensee was selected for random alcohol and drug testing.  Urine sample tested positive for marijuana (THC).  Board of Stewards finds reasonable cause to believe this ia health, safety and welfare violation and requires emergency action.  The Stewards issued a summary suspension pending a hearing on this matter.  Hearing set for Thursday June 11, 2015 at 9:00 am.  Summary suspension is for 14 days.
Name: FERNANDO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 6/5/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-48 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey  FERNANDO CASTILLO JR having appeared  before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Ryon James” in the sixth race, Monday,  June 1, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
FERNANDO CASTILLO JR is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed FERNANDO CASTILLO JR a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 5, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: BENJAMIN VILLEGAS Ruling Date: 6/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-174 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having been appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on June 3, 2015, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping halter off) at time of entry on the horse What A Zoomer, entered in the third race, on May 31, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before July 3, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: CARLOS ESQUILIN Ruling Date: 6/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15029PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/14/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill riding engagement JOCKEY CARLOS ESQUILIN SUBJECT OF RULING #15029PI, DATED JUNE 4, 2015, HAVING FAILED TO PAY THE FINE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) IS HEREBY SUSPENDED JULY 14, 2015.
Name: ROY LUMM Ruling Date: 5/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-043 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A stewards conference was scheduled with trainer Roy Lumm regarding a laboratory report that was received from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc, indicating that blood sample #41754, taken from the horse, Southern Solution, which placed second in the seventh race at Emerald Downs on Saturday, May 16, 2015, was found to contain the class 4 foreign substance triamcinolone acetonide in the following concentration, 545 picograms/ml (+/-8), which is in violation of WAC 260-70-620 (1.b.). Trainer Roy Lumm was informed and waived his rights  to a formal conference.  Accordingly trainer Roy Lumm is hereby assessed a fine of $500.00. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling.  Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.
 
WAC 260-70-620 (1.b.)    WAC 260-70-630 (1.b.)    WAC 260-84-110 (1.c.)
Name: WILMER GARCIA Ruling Date: 5/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON13 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Wilmer Garcia is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for parking in a "NO PARKING ZONE" on May 22, 2015.
 
Violation NJAC  13:70-1.15 Penalties; acts detrimental to racing - The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off any person who in their opinion has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules.
Name: JOSEPH D RICHARDS Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15137PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling TRACK EMPLOYEE JOSEPH D. RICHARDS, HAVING APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO APPEAL, IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING DISRESPECTFUL AND DISOBEYING THE OUTRIDER DURING MORNING WORK-OUTS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C), 163.471(A) AND 165.201. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND, OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.471(A). DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR VIOLATION. WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER, OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR AN ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY BY THIS CHAPTER BUT DEEMED TO REQUIRE DISCIPLINARY ACTION...THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A FINE, SUSPENSION, FINE AND SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OF LICENSE OR THE RULING OFF FOR LIFE. FINES IMPOSED MAY NOT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT. 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING...
Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-10 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOSE R. RAMOS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to have the registration certificate on file for “Vmr Chalan” which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the first race, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE R. RAMOS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 25, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
JOSE R. RAMOS is found to be in violation of:
Name: GINA NICOLE PERRI Ruling Date: 5/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15172PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive TRAINER GINA PERRI APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, WAIVING HER RIGHT TO COUNSEL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #255638FL TAKEN FROM THE HORSE TAKE A HINT WHO FINISHED 11TH IN THE 6TH RACE, MAY 21, 2015 TESTED POSITIVE FOR METHOCARBAMOL & TESTOSTERONE. . TRAINER GINA PERRI WAIVED HER RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND TRAINER GINA PERRI, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(a)(1), 163.303(b), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(f). TRAINER GINA PERRI IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,500.00) FOR THE TWO DRUGS FOUND IN THE HORSE, PENDING PERIOD OF APPEAL. TAKE A HINT WAS ALSO PLACED ON THE STEWARDS LIST AS OF JUNE 24, 2015 FOR THE TESTOSTERONE POSITIVE. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him. FINE DUE AUGUST 5, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 15, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Victor Andres Rodriguez Ruling Date: 5/15/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-83 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
allowed horse to drift in and cause interference to inside horses
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 5/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-84 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/22/2015 Suspension End: 5/24/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Albert T. Medrano , having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “El Viciesto” in the second race, May 10, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert T. Medrano a suspension of  3 days (May 22, 2015 through May 24, 2015).
Name: DOMENICO CECERE Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH47 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Following the 5th race on Friday, May 8, 2015, Mr. Cecere did ride as a passenger on the sulky of another driver without wearing a helmet or safety vest as required in the N.J.A.C. 13:71-19.6.
 
As a result, Mr. Cecere is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ( $100.00) dollars.
Name: PEDRO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 5/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15096PP Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation) STABLE EMPLOYEE PEDRO CASTILLO, HAVING APPEARED AT A HEARING ON MAY 29,2015 BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN ALTERCATION IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). 163.3 DISTURBING THE PEACE. A PERSON MAY NOT DISTURB THE PEACE OR MAKE HIMSELF OBNOXIOUS ON THE GROUNDS OF AN ASSOCIATION. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION...WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JUAN MANUEL BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-303 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/18/2015 Suspension End: 5/16/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUAN MANUEL BAEZA having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 8, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 09668, after it was collected from the horse " Ihaventdecidedyet" that finished second in the eleventh race, Sunday, September 2, 2015, at Zia Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 723 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said split sampling by Texas A&M lab indicating a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 747 +/- 15 pg/ml).
 
JUAN MANUEL BAEZA is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer JUAN MANUEL BAEZA a penalty as follows:
(1)    A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
         (March 18, 2015, through May 16, 2015, inclusive);
(2)    A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3)    Loss of purse of the eleventh race, Sunday, September 2, 2015, at Zia Park;  
This is a first offense positive test vi
Name: CYNTHIA A JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-290 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner CYNTHIA A JAQUEZ having been duly notified, and having failed to appear on this date before the Board of Stewards, a hearing was held in absentia, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM08993, after it was collected from the horse “Mt Let It Snowman” which finished first in the 1st race, October 24, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
CYNTHIA A JAQUEZ is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Mt Let It Snowman” which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Second offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
(This is a second combined positive test violation, and a first Category B violation within a 365 day period).
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CYNTHIA A JAQUEZ a penalty of loss of purse of the first race, October 24, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                              CONNIE ESTES                             ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
 
 
Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 3/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-51 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jaime withdrew his appeal, served his time and paid his fine. See Attached Ruling
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 2/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-36 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See copy of Stay located under Documents
Name: PEDRO GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 1/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3033 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
   Upon being duly notified, Horse Owner Pedro Gallegos failed to appear before the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards on 01/08/15. Pedro Gallegos is hereby fined two hundred fifty dollars in absentia by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for being found in possession of an injectable syringe with a needle attached during a DPS and TxRC compliance inspection of his vehicle at the Lone Star Park Stable Gate on 11/14/14.
 
   First violation in a 365 day period.
Name: JUVENAL SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 12/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-506 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/8/2015 Suspension End: 7/7/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner Juvenal Sanchez, having been duly notified, appeared before the Sunland Park Board of Stewards on December 28, 2014 regarding the contents found during a vehicle search, in which Mr. Sanchez  was randomly selected, on August 14, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track stable gate (on association grounds), located in Ruidoso, New Mexico. During a search of his vehicle, a large assortment of needles and syringes were found along with a bottles of injectable medication.
 
JUVENAL SANCHEZ is found to be in violation of:  
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC: The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", January 2014, version 7.0 and "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule", version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, are incorporated by reference. Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico Racing Commission.
 
15.2.6.8 B. NMAC: (3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission:
(a)  any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle;
(b)  any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.
(7)  The recommended penalty (in absence of mitigating circumstances) for violation of Paragraph (3) of Subsection B of 15.2.6.8 NMAC is a fifteen hundred dollar ($ 1,500) fine and a six month suspension.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juvenal Sanchez a penalty in the amount of fifteen-hundred dollars ($1500.00) fine and a 6 month suspension (January 8, 2015 – July 7, 2015 inclusive) and  (15.2.3.8 (3) (j) This case is being referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any action deemed necessary.)
 
The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.     
During said time of applicable suspension, Mr. Sanchez, is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C) (21) (a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B) (3) (f) NMAC.
 
Name: FERNANDO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-473 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/1/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Fernando Castillo, Jr having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling # 2014-Zia-240 issued on November 02, 2014 at Zia Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Fernando Castillo, Jr are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Fernando Castillo, Jr is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b)NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f)NMAC.
Name: FERNANDO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-473 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/1/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-473 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: COREY F CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 12/15/2014
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 14-MDH-118 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Callahan is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Callahan did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 6th race on Friday,
December 12, 2014.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: CHARLES R GOENS Ruling Date: 12/7/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Golden Gate Fields
Ruling Number: 2014-GG-30 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/7/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Exercise Rider CHARLES ROBERT GOENS, having failed to respond to written notice to appear before the Board of Stewards at Golden Gate Fields on or before December 6, 2014, is hereby suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear) pending an appearance at a hearing before the Board of Stewards to answer charges alleging violation of CHRB rule #1875 (Firearms), #1874 (2), (3) & (4) (Disorderly Conduct), #1530 (Cases Not Covered by Rules and Regulations), #1889 (Entry to Area Assigned to Trainer), #1902 (b) (Conduct Detrimental to Horse Racing) and #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers).
 
During the term of this suspension, all licenses and license privileges of CHARLES ROBERT GOENS are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards), subject is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 11/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-327 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Rene Guevara, having been duly notified, appeared telephonically  before the Board of Stewards on November 29, 2014 regarding failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse "Corona and Salt" that was entered in the first race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park;  ("Corona and Salt" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected).
 
Rene Guevara is found to be in violation of:  
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".  
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".  
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Rene Guevara a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before December 29, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.    
 
Additionally, the horse "Corona and Salt" is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.          
 
Name: Blake Francis Piwniuk Ruling Date: 11/14/2014
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Arizona Downs
Ruling Number: 2014-AD-H#78 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $250.00 H.R.A. Rule 458(p); driver uses a whip or crop in a brutal, excessive or indiscriminate manner; by raising the elbow of the whipping arm above shoulder height and by failing to keep the whip in front of the driver at all times while uisng the whip.
Name: C LOUIS BATES Ruling Date: 11/5/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2014-93 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from The Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory staling that Blood sample #805837 taken from horse "SL Patrick's Rib" which finished First (1st) in the Second (2nd) race on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Belterra Park, Blood sample #805837 was found to contain Phenylbutazone in excess. Blood sample #805837 was found to contain Phenylbulazone at a concentration of 3.6 micrograms per milliliter of plasma and exceeds the Regula1ory Threshold of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter adopted by the Ohio Slate Racing Commission for Phcnylbutazone. Phenylbutazone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in horses and is listed as a class 4 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners In1emational, Inc. As a result of this report, a hearing was conducted for Owner/Trainer C. Louis Bates in the steward's office (via telephone) on Friday, November 7, 2014. Mr. Bates waived his rights to counsel and representation. After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Owner/Trainer C. Louis Bates, is hereby fined Two Hundred & Fifty ($250.00) Dollars. For violation of O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-0 I, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26.
Name: WALTER F BISH Ruling Date: 10/15/2014
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 2014-MP-327 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/14/2014 Suspension End: 10/28/2014
Ruling Text:
A HEARING WAS CONVENED ON 10/14/2014 IN THE STEWARDS OFFICE AT MOUNTAINEER RACETRACK FOR TRAINER WALTER BISH CONCERNING POSITIVE TEST RESULTS FOR THE HORSE "HAVING SAID THAT". MR. BISH REPRESENTED HIMSELF. MR. BISH IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR 15 DAYS EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14,2014 THROUGH AND INCLUDING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28,2014 AND FINED $1500.00. TRUESDAIL LAB REPORTED SAMPLE #4855 TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "HAVING SAID THAT" WHICH FINISHED 1ST IN THE 5TH RACE ON 7/23/2014 DID CONTAIN THE DRUGS METHOCARBAMOL AND XYLAZINE ABOVE THE PERMITTED THRESHOLDS. INDUSTRIAL LABS CONFIRMED THEIR PRESENCE (XYLANZINE 550 pg/ml) and (METHOCARBAMOL 5.78 ng/ml). MR. BISH DENIES ADMINISTERING THE DRUGS OR ANY KNOWLEDGE OF HOW THEY WERE ADMINISTERED. THIS IS HIS FIRST OFFENSE FOR BOTH MEDICATIONS. THE HORSE "HAVING SAID THAT" IS DISQUALIFIED FROM ALL PURSE MONIES AND THE PURSE IS TO BE REDISTRIBUTED. THE HORSEMENS BOOKKEPPER IS REQUESTED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS. THIS RULING IN NO WAY AFFECTS THE PARIMUTEL WAGERING. WHILE SUSPENDED MR. BISH IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE GROUNDS UNDER THE JURSIDICTION OF THE WV RACING COMMISSION.
Name: Erik Lara Ruling Date: 9/26/2014
Jurisdiction: Nevada Racing Commission Facility: Elko County Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-ELK-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Monday, September 1, 2014, the number 9 horse "Got Inked", owned and trained by Erik Lara, placed second in the 6th race (quarter horse derby) at the Elko County Horse Races.  As a result of its second place finish, the horse was submitted for mandatory drug testing.  Results of the test revealed an extremely high level of caffeine in the blood (900ng/ml) and urine (650ng/ml).  Caffeine is no-permissible, and classified as a type 2 prohibited substance.   Furthermore, the presence of caffeine carries a category "B" penalty resulting in loss of purse and a $500-$1,000 fine.  As a result, Lara was fined $500.00 and required to forfeit the purse in the amount of $3,264 for violation of NGCB regulation 30.405 (1)(a).
 
On September 24, 2014, Lara was notified by phone of the medication violation and suggested penalty.   On September 26, he responded to the Elko Enforcement office.  Lara subsequently provided $3,764 in cash and signed the waiver of formal hearing form.
 
Since payment for the suggested fine and purse was provided, no further action is necessary at this time.
Name: LEILANI DANETTE OWENS-TRACY Ruling Date: 9/7/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2014-67 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from tJ1e Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #803649 taken from horse "Sixsixteen" which finished First (1thin the Fifth (5th) race on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Thistledown Racino, Blood sample #803649 was found to contain Phcnylbutazone in excess.
 
Blood sample #8036.J9 was found to contain Phenylbutazone at a concentration of 4.4 micrograms per milliliter of plasma and exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter adopted by U1c Ohio State Racing Commission for Phenylbutazone.
 
Phenylbutazonc is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in horses and is listed as a class 4 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc.
 
As a result of this report, a hearing was conducted for Owner/Trainer Leilani D. Owens-Tracy in the steward's office on Saturday, September 6, 2014 (Vin. Telephone) Ms. Owens-Tracy waived her rights to counsel.
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Owner/Trainer Leilani, is hereby fined Two Hundred & Fifty ($250.00) Dollars. For violation of O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-0 l, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769--l-26.
Name: ANTHONY T PEREGRIN Ruling Date: 8/28/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2014-196 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Urine sample #1120 collected at Northfield Park on 7/16/14 from the horse Artistic Dreamer was found to contain Methacarbamol at a concentration of 1.3+-0.1 micrograms per milliliter of urine. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 1.0 microgram adopted by the OSRC. All purse money must be returned ($1,400 .00). O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(8)(10)&(13)  18-02 18-99
Name: JACK LEWIS MCCALL Ruling Date: 8/6/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Scioto Downs
Ruling Number: SCD.14-060 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer. JACK L MCCALL JR is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS (500.00) and is suspended 15 days from 8-06-14 to 8-20-14 on June 20th his horse HEY-HO-A-LENA was found to have testosterone at a concentration of 85;6 nanograms per milliliter of urine this concentration exceeds the regulatory threshold adopted by the OSRC of 55 nanograms per milliliter of urine for testosterone in a mare. Therefore this is a positive test. Subject is also barred from all tracks governed by the OSRC and all horses trained and owned by subject shall be suspended pending approval by the judges at Scioto downs or OSRC of transfer to another trainer or owner. HEY-HO-A-LENA  is disqualified and placed last. First place money will be returned to Scioto downs and redistributed. This is a VIOLATION of OSRC. Rule 3769- 18-01-(a)(2)(b)(1)(a). 3769-18-02-(a).3769-18-99 .
Name: JODI LYNN MACKEY Ruling Date: 8/1/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0514414 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0514414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: August 01, 2014 The Jockey Agent license issued to JODI L MACKEY (DOB: 11/18/1963 NMSRC LICENSE #52684071), is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity. This ruling is in accordance with: 16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license." BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOS DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: MARK A HARRIS Ruling Date: 8/1/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2014-178 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #790773 collected at Northfield Park on 6/17/14 from the horse Successful Venture was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 37+-9 nanograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 20 nanograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. O.S.R.C. -3769-18-01 (8)(1)(a) 18-02 18-99
Name: CASEY M WOLFE Ruling Date: 8/1/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2014-179 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #794575 collected at Northfield Park on 6/19/14 from the horse Northern Star was found to contain dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) at a concentration of 17+-2 (Micrograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 10 micrograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. All purse money must be returned ($1,400. 00). Due to mitigating circumstances the above penalty was deemed appropriate. O.S.RC.-3769-18-01(8)(10)&(13) 18-02 18-99
Name: SHANE T MEYERS Ruling Date: 7/31/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2014-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Urine sample #791197 taken from horse "Stormin Larry" which finished First (1st) in the Third (3) race on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Thistledown Racino, Urine sample #791197 was found to contain Methocarbamol (Robaxin) at a concentration of 4.4 micrograms per milliliter of urine. (This concentration exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 1.0 microgram per milliliter of urine).
 
As a result of this report, a hearing was conducted for Owner/Trainer Shane Meyers in the steward's office on Thursday, July 31,
2014. Mr. Meyers was apprised of his rights and waived his rights to counsel.
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Owner/Trainer Shane Meyers,  is hereby fined Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars & loss of purse. For violation of O.S.R C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769- 8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26.
 
The Horse "Stonnin
Name: CLYDE WILLIAM BRASHEARS Ruling Date: 7/30/2014
Jurisdiction: Colorado Racing Commission Facility: Arapahoe Park
Ruling Number: 14-0684 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On July 30, 2014 the Board of Stewards at Arapahoe Park in Colorado (Stewards) issued a Notice of Hearing in case number 14-0684 to Clyde William "Bill" Brashears (Trainer) for an August 7 hearing at Arapahoe Park.
 
The Notice of Hearing states that the horse named "Grant" (Grant) finished in first place in the 9th race on July
11, 2014 at Arapahoe Park, that Mr. Brashears was Grant's trainer of record and that the blood sample collected by the Division from the horse tested positive for Flunixin (Banamine) at a level of 35.1 +/- 3.4 ng/mL.
 
At the time of the race, Flunixin was listed as a Class 4, Penalty Class C drug. The Division charged Mr. Brashears with a violation of Colorado Racing Commission Rules 5.304, 5.300, and 5.312. This was Trainer's second case involving a Flunixin overage in the range of 21-99 ng/mL within a 365 day period. The first case was in case 14-0486 which resulted in a Settlement Stipulation on June 25,2014.
 
In response to the Notice of Hearing in case number 14-0864, Trainer filed a Request for Split Sample and Continuance of the August 7 hearing. Proper notice of the September 11, 2014 hearing was issued by the Hearings Division on September 4,2014.
Name: CLYDE WILLIAM BRASHEARS Ruling Date: 7/30/2014
Jurisdiction: Colorado Racing Commission Facility: Arapahoe Park
Ruling Number: 14-0684 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 14-0684 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CLYDE WILLIAM BRASHEARS Ruling Date: 7/30/2014
Jurisdiction: Colorado Racing Commission Facility: Arapahoe Park
Ruling Number: 14-0684 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
CONCLUSION
 
After due consider action, and for all of the reasons stated herein, the Commission unanimously finds that the Licensee, like all trainers, received adequate notice of the rules. The Commission adopted the rules in open and public meetings. The Commission approved a horsemen's packet that included the lower banamine threshold. The horsemen's packet was provided to Licensee, and he testified that he had read it. Licensee also received specific notice of the lower banamine threshold by virtue of the First Violation. Licensee's statement that he had not received notice of the Second Violation before the Third Violation occurred carries no weight in the assessment of mitigating and aggravating circumstances; he had received more than adequate notice. The Commission also takes judicial notice of the fact that of the six cases of ban amine overage during the 2014 meet, three were attributable to Licensee. If anything, Licensee's statement that the first violation was "an anomaly" may be viewed as an aggravating facto r, because he apparently took no remedial measures following the first violation.  Because C.R.C.R. 5.502 provides that the "trainer shall be responsible for and the absolute insurer of the condition of the animals entered for his ... kennel/stable regardless of the acts of third parties" and because there were no mitigating circumstances present, the Commission FINDS that Licensee violated § 12-60- 507(1)(a), C.R.S., and C.R.C.R. 5.300 and 5.312 on July 11, 2014 and again on July 13, 2014, and assess the minimum penalties for Second and Third Violations as prescribed in C.R.C.R. 5.441.  
 
Although C.R.C.R 5.441 as adopted on February 10, 2015 is not yet in effect, the Commission applies the penalty schedule to Licensee's benefit. Therefore, the Commission hereby ORDERS payment of a $500 fine, no suspension, and 1 M.MV point for the Second Violation, and payment of $1000, 15-day suspension, and 1 MMV point for the Third Violation. The Commission's original order is amended such that the suspension shall start on April 2, 2015 as requested by the Licensee.
 
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, if the total fine is not pa id in a timely manner:  
 
A. Pursuant to Colorado Racing Commission Rule #6,700, a penalty fine , equal to the amount of the total fine, shall be imposed automatically, which total fine and penalty shall be due and payable thirty (30) days from the date of this Order;
 
B. The license of Licensee shall be automatically suspended for one hundred and twenty (120) days, 01' until the fine and penalty amount are paid, whichever is less; and,  C. The matter will automatically be referred to the Colorado Racing Commission for such further sanction, including fine, suspension, 01' revocation of license privileges, as it may deem appropriate, at which time you will be notified of your opportunity to appeal' before the Colorado Racing Commission to show cause why you should not be sanctioned further.  The unanimous action of the Commission as set forth above is ORDERED as of this 1st date of April, 2015.
Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 7/30/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 3534814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2014 Suspension End: 2/8/2015
Ruling Text: RULING: 3534814 TRACK: Commission Office DATE: July 30, 2014 Ruling #S3301813 issued on June 27, 2013 in the matter of TRAINER FRED IKE DANLEY (DOB: 7/17/1942) is hereby rescinded. Pursuant to the Order issued by the Honorable Denise Barela Shepherd, District Court Judge, the appeal in this matter on TRAINER FRED IKE DANLEY (DOB: 7/17/1942) has been dismissed. Therefore, the Decision and Order Ruling #3285813 as entered by the New Mexico Racing Commission is hereby upheld. Whereas, TRAINER FRED IKE DANLEY, (DOB: 7/17/1942) is found in violation of Commission rules and for this violation shall be assessed the following penalty: a fine of $1,500.00 and he shall be suspended for a period of six months (August 11, 2014 to February 8, 2015). TRAINER FRED IKE DANLEY (DOB: 7/17/1942) shall also be penalized with a loss of purse and the purse will be redistributed according to the official order of finish for the 4th race, Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Ruidoso Downs; Prior to reinstatement, TRAINER FRED IKE DANLEY must pay all fines. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ____________________________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: JAMES EDWARD STILTNER Ruling Date: 7/26/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Scioto Downs
Ruling Number: SCD.14-053 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER.JAMES EDWARD STILTNER ll is hereby fined the sum of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS (250.00)on June 19,2014 in the 4th race No.5 ROCK OF LUCK the blood sample taken on this horse did contain FLUNIXIN at a high concentration of 43+3 nanograms per milliter of plasma which exceeds the regulatory threshold of 20 nanograms per milliter of plasma adopted by the OSRC. for FLUNIXIN. This was a positive test(1st offense).Violation of OSRC. Rule 3769-18-01-(a)(2)(B)( 1)OSRC. Rule 3769-18-02-( a)
Name: RUBY GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0463414 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0463414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 13, 2014 Jockey RUBY GONZALEZ (DOB: 06/14/1992 NMSRC LICENSE #:52482490) having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding her efforts while aboard "Lux" in the eighth race, Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; RUBY GONZALEZ is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "All horses shall be ridden out in every race. A Jockey shall not ease up or coast to the finish, without adequate cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money. 15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any Jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting her/his best efforts to win". For this violation, the Boards of Stewards assessed RUBY GONZALEZ a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 13, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: NABUCODONOSOR MORALES Ruling Date: 7/9/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2014-39 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/9/2014 Suspension End: 7/23/2014
Ruling Text:
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #789919 taken from horse "Rock N Hean " which finished First (1st) in the Fifth (5th) race on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Thistledown Racino, Blood sample #789919 was found to contain Dimethyl Sulfmdde (DMSO).
 
Blood sample #789919 was found to contain Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) at a concentration of 16 micrograms per milliliter of blood plasma (threshold 10 micrograms per milliliter of blood plasma adopted by the Ohio State Racing Commission for this substance).
 
As a result of this report. a hearing was conducted for Trainer Nabucodonosor "Nabu" Morales in the steward's office on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Mr. Morales waived his rights to counsel, and Owner Michael Angelo was present.
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Trainer Nabucodonosor "Nabu" Morales, is hereby fined One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars, loss of purse & suspended Fifteen z (15) days From July 9, 2014 through July 23, 2014 inclusive (21111 Violation in 365 days) . For violation of and as per O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26.Finc to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule # 3769-7-35.
 
The horse "Rock N Heart" is here by disqualified from all purse monies and the Horseman's bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments. The Trainer (N. "Nabu" Morales), Owner (Premier Stables Unlimited),
Name: RAY C VERNINO Ruling Date: 7/8/2014
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2014-45 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #790284 taken from horse "Minorka " which finished First (lst) in the Fourth (4th) race on Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at Thistledown Racino, Blood sample #790284 was found to contain Flunixin.
 
Blood sample #790284 was found to contain Flunixin at a concentration of (49) nanograms per milliliter of plasma and exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 20 nanograms per milliliter adopted by the Ohio State Racing Conunission for Flunixin.
 
Flunixin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in horses and is listed as a class 4 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc.
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented, Trainer Ray C. Vemino, is hereby fined Seven Hundred & Fifty ($750.00) Dollars (2nd  violation in 365 days). For violation of and as per O.S.R C. Rules #3769-8-0 l, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26 .
Name: JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 5/25/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0316414 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0316414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: May 25, 2014 Trainer JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH (DOB: 05/03/1957 NMSRC LICENSE #56082391) having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to have the registration certification on file for "Dynasty Edition" entered in the tenth race, Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs, which resulted in a late program scratch. JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12(B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the racing secretary." 16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for registering with the racing secretary each horse in his/her charge within 24 hours of the horse's arrival on association grounds." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 24, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: MCLEAN CYRIL ROBERTSON Ruling Date: 5/23/2014
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 14-052 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On April 16, 2014, Truesdail Laboratories, Inc., the official testing laboratory of the Arkansas Racing Commission, reported that urine and blood samples #26955, which had been taken from the three-year-old filly “PEACELUVNCUPCAKES”, second-place finisher in the Eighth Race on April 4, 2014 at Oaklawn Park, contained the prohibited substance methylprednisolone, a violation of ARC Rule #1233.
 
The trainer of “PEACELUVNCUPCAKES” was McLEAN ROBERTSON who requested that the split of the blood sample be sent to laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.  In a letter from Steven A. Barker, MS PhD, Director of the laboratory, blood sample #26934 was confirmed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry as positive for the presence of methylprednisolone.
After receiving the results of the split sample results, Trainer Robertson waived his right to a hearing and agreed to accept the penalty of the Board of Stewards. Robertson was informed that the Stewards would assess a penalty based on the Uniform Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as adopted by the Arkansas Racing Commission.
 
Pursuant to those guidelines, Robertson is fined $1,000 and “PEACELUVNCUPCAKES” is disqualified from second and is unplaced in the EIGHTH Race on April 4, 2014.  The owners of “PEACELUVNCUPCAKES”, Greg Giles and McLean Robertson, are ordered to return to the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper the purse “PEACELUVNCUPCAKES” earned in the race.  The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper is ordered to redistribute the purse as follows:
 
   1--#10 Tiawe (no change)  6--#4 Perplexity
   2--#3 Cowgirl In Love  7--#2 Iamagirly Greeley
   3--#6 She Be Keene  8--#5 Princess Kalley
   4--#8 Carnival Kid   9--#1 A Cut Above
   5--#9 Bermuda Lane
 
This ruling does not affect pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: DANELE NICOALI DURHAM Ruling Date: 5/23/2014
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 14-0051 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On April 15, 2014, Truesdail Laboratories, Inc., the official testing laboratory of the Arkansas Racing Commission, reported that urine and blood samples #26934, which had been taken from the five-year-old gelding “J GRAY”, second-place finisher in the Sixth Race on April 3, 2014 at Oaklawn Park, contained the prohibited substance clenbuterol, a violation of ARC Rule #1233, at a level of 106.6 +/- 7.4 picograms/ml (0.1066 ng/ml).
 
The trainer of “J GRAY” was DANELE DURHAM who requested that the split of the blood sample be sent to laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.  In a letter from Steven A. Barker, MS PhD, Director of the laboratory, blood sample #26934 was confirmed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry as positive for the presence of clenbuterol at a level of 0.141 ng/ml.
After receiving the results of the split sample results, Trainer Durham waived her right to a hearing and agreed to accept the penalty of the Board of Stewards.
 
Based on the evidence before them and after consideration of mitigating and aggravating circumstances, including the low amount of clenbuterol found in the samples, the Stewards determined they would assess a penalty based on the Uniform Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as adopted by the Arkansas Racing Commission except that no suspension of the trainer’s license would be assessed.
 
Therefore Ms. Durham is fined $500 and “J GRAY” is disqualified from second and is unplaced in the Sixth Race on April 3, 2014.  The owner of “J GRAY”, HALL’s FAMILY TRUST, is ordered to return to the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper the purse “J GRAY” earned in the race.  The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper is ordered to redistribute the purse as follows:
 
   1--#4 Franks Officer Gal (no change) 5--#6 Blessed Moon
   2--#3 Maybelle Slew   6--#9 Jesse’s Giacomo
   3--#2 T Jays Affair   7--#7 Sheer Joy
   4--#5 Almost A Lady
 
This ruling does not affect pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: DESHOUN O SAMPLE Ruling Date: 3/12/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-016-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/11/2014 Suspension End: 7/29/2014
Ruling Text:
Mr. Deshawn O. Sample, birth year 1978, after a Judge's hearing on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Dover Downs has received a 6 month full suspension for a human Morphine positive.  This sample tested positive on 1/21/2014.  Mr. Sample is suspended until July 29, 2014.  DHRC rule: 5.1.8.5.3.  Mr. Sample is also responsible for payment of $69.30 for his failed test and must pay for any future tests.  Mr. Sample has been ordered to enroll in and complete, at the licensees expense, a recognized, appropriately licensed treatment program.
Name: CYNTHIA A JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/10/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3279514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: 2014 Owner CYNTHIA JAQUEZ (DOB: NMSRC LICENSE #: ) having been duly notified, and having appeared (through trainer) on this date before the Board of Stewards, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class II drug "Zilpaterol", which was found in sample (NM 03687), after it was collected from the horse "IBSTYLINFIRST" which finished 1st in the 4th race, October 27, 2013, at the Downs in Albuquerque; CYNTHIA JAQUEZ is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "IBSTYLINFIRST ", which was the subject of related rulings , and , issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record. As such, the following applies: 15.2.6.9 (C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Category A penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category A penalty: First offense shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse shall be placed on the Veterinarians List for 90 days. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CYNTHIA JAQUEZ a penalty of, loss of purse of the 4th race October 27, 2013, at the Downs in Albuquerque, and the horse shall be placed on the Veterinarians List for 90 days, March 10, 2014 thru June 8, 2014, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered". (Refer to related rulings , and , issued this date, at Sunland Park). BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS _________________ ___________________ __________________ RON WALKER DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: CATHERINE M COLE-RIVERA Ruling Date: 1/31/2014
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Calder Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-CRC-52 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2012034667, Violation of F.S. 550.2415(1)(a)(7).
Name: CATHERINE M COLE-RIVERA Ruling Date: 1/31/2014
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Calder Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-CRC-53 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2012036742, Violation of F.S. 550.2415(1)(a)(7).
Name: JOHN WAYNE MOFFETT Ruling Date: 2/7/2012
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-34-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/6/2012 Suspension End: 9/5/2012
Ruling Text:
John W. Moffett submitted a human urine sample for testing on February 7, 2012 at Dover Downs. The sample was tested and found to contain Morphine, Oxycodone & Oxymorphone. It is a violation for a licensee to have drugs in their system while exercising the privileges of their license. Mr. Moffett had an opportunity for a hearing on March 5, 2012 and did not appear. Mr. Moffett was notified of the hearing in accordance with DHRC Rule 10.2.4.3. PENALTY - fined $1,000 and suspended for 184 days beginning March 6, 2012 through September 5, 2012. Mr. Moffett also must pay for all future human drug tests requested of him by the DHRC.
Name: THEODORE R MORGAN Ruling Date: 11/6/2007
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15044C Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/6/2007 Suspension End: 7/15/2015
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application Having paid the fine required by Ruling 07119C for falsification on your license application, your are hereby declared eligible to apply for licensure.



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