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. >11/8/2019<

136 Total Rulings compiled at: 11/13/2019 9:35:15 AM G.M.T.

Name: HUNTER ROBERT MYERS Ruling Date: 11/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-275 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/12/2019 Suspension End: 11/14/2019
Ruling Text:
While driving #6 Unix Hanover in race 8 on 11/10/19 he whipped the horse excessively. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-17(L)  17-99  If the fine is not paid to the judges by 11/18/19 you may be suspended and or license revoked by the commission.
Name: BRAD C TAYLOR Ruling Date: 11/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP030 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Trainer Brad C Taylor (ADG #22248) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00) for failing to honor the entry of the horse "MOST DETERMINED" for the eighth race on November 10, 2019, resulting in a late scratch.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by November 21, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning November 21, 2019, through and inclusive of May 19, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-113(A)(6)(18); A.A.C. R19-2-121€

Name: Gregory Thomas Eidschun Ruling Date: 11/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP031 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Trainer Gregory Eidschun (ADG #24237) is hereby fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of FIFTY TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($52.50) for failing to declare blinkers for the horse "COLLEGE QUEEN" at the time of entry in the 3rd race at Turf Paradise Race Course on November 11, 2019.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by November 21, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning November 21, 2019, through and inclusive of May 19, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Revised Statutes: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B); A.A.C. R19-2-113(A)(21); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E);

Name: ALVARO O MONTEVERDE Ruling Date: 11/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP033 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Trainer Alvaro Monteverde(ADG #11299) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failling to have the horse "CYCLOTRICK" treated with Lasix, resulting in a late scratch in the second race on November 10, 2019.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by November 21, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning November 21, 2019, through and inclusive of May 19, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111; A.A.C. R19-2-120(G)(5)(C); A.A.C.R19-2-121(E);

Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/11/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-56 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/18/2019 Suspension End: 11/24/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Manuel Estrada was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 9, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 3rd race on November 9, 2019 at Zia Park racetrack while aboard “Bye Bye BB”, (Bore out impeding several outside horses.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Manuel Estrada a suspension of 7 calendar days (November 18, 2019, through November 24, 2019, inclusive The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated race days.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) Post to Finish 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) Post to Finish 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: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification./15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: BRIAN COBOS-BARRAZA Ruling Date: 11/11/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-57 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/18/2019 Suspension End: 11/24/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Brian Cobos Barraza was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 9, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 6th race on November 9, 2019 at Zia Park racetrack while aboard “Rojos Royalty”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 5th place to 9th place. (Bore in under a right handed whip impeding the number 5 who clipped heels and had to take up costing him the opportunity at a better placing.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Brian Cobos Barraza a suspension of 7 calendar days (November 18, 2019, through November 24, 2019, inclusive The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated race days.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) Post to Finish 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) Post to Finish 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: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification./15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: Alejandro Carrillo Ruling Date: 11/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP029 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having failed to appear, Jockey Alejandro Carrillo (ADG #22447) is hereby suspended three (3) racing days (November 17,18,19, 2019, inclusive) for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch, thereby resulting in the disqualification of his mount, "BE QUIET", from second place to fifth place in the third race on November 3, 2019.

This suspension does not preclude Jockey Alejandro Carrillo from riding in designated races.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); R19-2-119(C)(6); R19-2-119(C)(7); R19-2-121(E)(2); R19-2-121(E)(3); R19-2-121(E)(6)

Name: LLOYD MANSFIELD Ruling Date: 11/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-272 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Mansfield was late to the paddock with #7 Wake N Bake in race 4 on 11/9/19 causing the horse to be scratched by the judges. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50  14-99
Name: AARON EDWARD MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 11/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-273 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #2 Thought Provoking in race 1 on 11/9/19 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99  If the fine is not paid to the commission by 11/17/19 you may be suspended and or license revoked by the commission.
Name: MITCHELL WALKER Ruling Date: 11/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-274 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Walker warmed up #4 Keystone Blade in race 2 on 11/10/19 without a saddle pad number. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50  14-99  The fine has been paid.
Name: Ridge Jordon Warren Ruling Date: 11/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Oak Grove Racing and Gaming
Ruling Number: 2019-OG-5 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #J2019-046

HORSE: SUSAN SAGE (NO:9M9495 - GENDER: M - YOF: 2014 - SAGEBRUSH - MYSTICAL ART - ARTSPLACE

PENALTY DESCRIPTION - FINED: $100

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - 810 KAR 5:070(SEC.9)(3). RIDGE WARREN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A FINE OF $100.00 FOR EXCESSIVE USE OF THE WHIP BY USING MORE THEN WRIST AND ELBOW.

Name: JAMAICA PATTON Ruling Date: 11/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Oak Grove Racing and Gaming
Ruling Number: 2019-OG-4 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #J2019 - 045

HORSE: SMOOTH N CREAMY (NO:2M4756 - GENDER: H - YOF: 2014 - IDEAL TOWNE- THE PEANUT GALLERY - COLE MUFFLER)

PENALTY DESCRIPTION: FINED: $100

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - 810 KAR 5:070 (SEC.9)(3) JAMACIA PATTON IS HEREBY ASSESSED A FINE OF $100.00 FOR EXCESSIVE USE OF THE WHIP BY USING MORE THAN WRIST AND ELBOW.

Name: KEITH H CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-271 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/9/2019 Suspension End: 5/6/2020
Ruling Text:
Mr. Crawford was observed entering his horse trailer which was parked at a gas station near Northfield Park just prior to entering the grounds. When questioned he admitted to injecting #5 I Could Care Less in race 5 on 11/6/19 with a medication using a needle and syringe. His conduct was against the best interest of racing. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10)  12-99  18-01(B)(1) 18-07(A) 18-99
Name: Dewey B Williams Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP028 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Dewey Williams (ADG #15227), is hereby given an official warning following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood sample #E358295 taken from the horse "OLD TOY" Winner of the fifth race on October 21, 2019, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class V foreign substance RANITIDINE (110 +/- 6 ng/mL) and confirmed the presence of the Class V foreign substance OMEPRAZOLE SULFIDE (351 +/- 2 ng/mL).

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19); A.A.C. R19-2-102(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(B); A.A.C. R19-2-120(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(D); A.A.C. R19-2-120(O); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E);

Name: DUANE LEE STERLING Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-54 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/13/2019 Suspension End: 12/27/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Duane Lee Sterling was duly notified and appeared with Jockeys guild representative John Beach for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Duane Lee Sterling failing to ride out his mount “Lariat” to the wire costing him the opportunity at a better placing in the 7th race (New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity Trials) on September 6, 2019 at the New Mexico State Fair Race Meet.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses a penalty as follows.

1) A ($2,500.00) Two Thousand Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before December 9, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

2) A riding suspension of 45 calendar days beginning on November 13, 2019 through December 27, 2019 inclusive.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(5) 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. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/ 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: ALFREDO J JUAREZ Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-55 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/13/2019 Suspension End: 12/27/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Alfredo J. Juarez Jr. was duly notified and appeared with Jockeys guild representative John Beach for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Alfredo J. Juarez Jr. failing to ride out his mount “Evacuee” to the wire costing him the opportunity at a better placing in the 8th race (New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity Trials) on September 6, 2019 at the New Mexico State Fair Race Meet.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses a penalty as follows.

1) A ($2,500.00) Two Thousand Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before December 9, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension. 2) A riding suspension of 45 calendar days beginning on November 13, 2019 through December 27, 2019 inclusive.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(5) 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. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/ 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: MARIA L VILLEGAS-NAJERA Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-50 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Maria L.Villegas-Najera was duly notified and was represented by her trainer Jorge A. Morales-Flores, before the Board of Stewards on November 4, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine from test sample E318095 taken from the third place finisher, “Daddys Beats”, in the 9th race on June 2, 2019, at Sunray Park Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 24.6 +/- 6.0 pg/ml.

Jorge A. Morales-Flores the trainer of record for the horse “Daddys Beats”, was duly notified and appeared for his hearing.

For owner, Maria L.Villegas-Najera, first lifetime 3A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows.

                                1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the horse “Daddys Beats” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (November 4, 2019 to May 2, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                                2. The horse “Daddys Beats”, is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on June 2, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                        1. Runner Chick
                                        2. Meleros Dash
                                        3. W R Ace on the Move
                                        4. Damazo Bay
                                        5. Mischka Cartel
                                        6. Xtra Feature
                                        7. Dreamin Woodrow
                                        8. Eclipse the Moon
                                        9. Crazy Cartel

Unplaced “Daddys Beats”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: ROGER FRANKLIN ELIOTT Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-51 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Roger Eliott was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 22, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Roger Eliott being late to the paddock with entry, “SS Four O Nine”, in the 3rd race on October 20, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Roger Eliott in the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 8, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling in written in accordance with .

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered.

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: JORGE A BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-53 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Jorge A. Beltran was duly notified and was represented by his trainer Jesus G. Beltran before the Board of Stewards on on November 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), drug, Albuterol, found in test sample E317650 taken from the 2nd place finisher, “Royal Sanson”, in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at Albuquerque Downs.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by ALS Truesdall Labs.

For Jorge A. Beltran’s First lifetime 3A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows.

        1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the horse “Royal Sanson” is placed on the vets list for 180 days (11/5/2019-5/2/2020) must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        2. The horse “Royal Sanson”, is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Big Daddy KP 6. Gonna Play the Game
                    2. Jets Movin On 7. Three Par Woody
                    3. Dramatic Eclipse
                    4. Little Quintons
                    5. The Bell Lawrence
Unplaced “Royal Sanson”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: MITCHELL D CUSHING Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH69 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. Mitchell Cushing is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00)dollars.

Mr. Cushing, while driving #5 RD IOU in the 4th race on Friday, November 1, 2019,you did come out late and impede the forward progress of #7 I WILL DO IT prior to the half mile pole.

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 8

Name: TYLER LAYNE BUTER Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH70 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. Tyler Buter is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

While driving #8 SAY YOU DO in the 11th race on Friday, November 1, 2019, Mr. Buter did drive in a careless manner and allow his horse to be driven with a wheel inside of the Hubless Rail pylons in the stretch.

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10 DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.

USTA Rule 18.23

Name: ROBERT BRUCE HECHKOFF Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH72 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Robert Hechkoff is hereby fined the sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars.

While driving #5 BY BY LANDON in the 1st race on Saturday, November 2, 2019, you did drive with your foot out of the stirrup in the stretch.

Repetitive offender

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-7.29 (a) 1 Failure to obey the instructions of a Racing Official

USTA 18.08

Name: ROY R MAROHN Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH73 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. Roy Marohn is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

While driving #1 THE DARK SHADOW in the 1st race on Saturday, November 2, 2019, you did drive with your foot out of the stirrup in the stretch.

Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-7.29 (a) 1 Failure to obey intruuctions of Racing Official

USTA 18.08

Name: MARK A SCHULLSTROM Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH71 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Mark Schullstrom is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

While driving #1 ARTISTIC CRUISER in the 1st race on Saturday, November 2, 2019, Mr. Schullstrom did drive in a careless manner and allow his horse to be driven with a wheel inside of the Hubless Rail pylons in the stretch.

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10 DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.

USTA Rule 18.23

Name: DONNIE J MECHE Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-003 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/15/2019 Suspension End: 11/17/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey DONNIE MECHE, is suspended three (3) days (November 15,16 & 17, 2019)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (b)(1)(4) (Use of Riding Crop – striking the horse on the head and used his riding crop when he was clearly out of the Race), during the second race at Santa Anita Park on November 3, 2019
Name: DAVID COHEN Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-004 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey DAVID COHEN, is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* 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 – excessive use), during the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on November 3, 2019.
Name: BILL COTTONGIM Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2019-RM-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/15/2019 Suspension End: 11/29/2019
Ruling Text: RULING #J2019-044

HORSE: PRINCESS STARLETTE (NO:1P4607 - GENDER: M- YOF: 2016 - WE WILL SEE-PAPER PRINCESS-BETTORS DEIGHT)

PHARMACEUTICALS: GABAPENTIN ( CLASS 3, NEURONTIN)

PENALTY DESCRIPTION: SUSPENDED: FULL - 15 DAYS, 11/15/2019 THRU 11/29/2019, HORSE DISQUALIFIED - PLACED 9, PURSE REDISTRIBUTION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - 810 KAR 8:010 SEC.2(2)(A)(5)(A)(B). ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 INDUSTRIAL LABORATORY REPORTED THE KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT BLOOD SAMPLE E327085 GIVEN BY THE HORSE PRINCESS STARLETTE REVEALED THE PRESCENCE OF GABAPENTIN. RED MILE RACETRACK, RACE 8, 09/12/2019. THE TRAINER BILL COTTON GIM IS HEREBY SUSPENDED 15 DAYS BEGINNING 11/15/2019 THROUGH AND INCLUDING 11/29/2019. THE PURSE MONEY OR $2000.00 IS HEREBY ORDERED FORFEITED, RETURNED AND REDISTRIBUTED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER. PRINCESS STARLETTE FINISHED 1ST AND DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED LAST. GYM SOCKS FINISHED 2ND PLACED 1ST. BIZ KID FINISHED 3RD PLACED 2ND. YESTERDAYS CHILD FINISHED 4TH PLACED 3RD. NORA THE EXPLORER FINISHED 5TH PLACE 4TH. SWINGING ROCKETTE FINISHED 6TH PLACED 5TH.

Name: BRIDGETTE FAWN VOGELE Ruling Date: 11/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-RP-099 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/1/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT WAS RECEIVED FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT JEFF GRIFFITH STATED REASONABLE GRUNDS FOR BRIDGETTE FAWN VOGELE WAS ORDERED TO SUBMIT A DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL TEST ON FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2019 AFTER ADMITTING TO RECENT USE OF MARIJUANA. MISS VOGELE REFUSED TO SUBMIT A HUMAN DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL TEST AT THAT TIME. ON FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2019, THE BOS AT RP DETERMINED THE PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY, WELFARE WAS AT RISK BECAUSE OF THE CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES ARE SCHEDULED DRUGS WITH HIGH POTENTIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE OWNER AND POTENTIAL AFFECT THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES, AND HORSES IN HER CARE. THEREFORE, MISS VOGELE IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFF. FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2019 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF THE SUSPENSION, MISS VOGELE IS DENIED ACCESS TO ENCLOSURES OF ALL REACETRACKS, PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC. ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING IS SET FOR 6TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2019 AT 9 A.M.
Name: BRIAN MICHAEL WRIGHT Ruling Date: 11/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-049-19 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Brian Wright is fined $400.00 for failure to report the death of the horse NET PROFIT within the 60 day time frame as required by DHRC rule: 8.5.5.1.17. Mr. Wright had a DHRC Judge's hearing on 11/5/19 at Dover Downs. All Fines are to be paid within 10 days after ruling is issued. Appeals are due within 48 Hours after receipt of ruling.
Name: JOSE MIGUEL ROJAS Ruling Date: 11/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-076 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT WAS RECEIVED FROM INDUSTRIAL LAB CO STATING URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE "A DASH MAKER" THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 9TH RACE ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2019 AT WRD TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG CLENBUTEROL, TESTED BY DIR. PETRA HARTMAN AND TIMOTHY KRUEGER. ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019, BOS AT WRD DETERMINED THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE IS AT RISK BECAUSE CLENBUTEROL IS A SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTANCE FOR QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS, AND APPALOOSAS WHICH CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE AND THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES AND HORSES IN HIS CARE. OWNER/TRAINER JOSE ROJAS IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFF WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 AND WILL CONTINUE PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING HIS SUSPENSION, MR. ROJAS IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ECLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS, PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC. ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING HEARING DATE 5TH DAY OF NOV, 2019, AT 2PM AT THE BOS AT WRD.

Name: JOSE MIGUEL ROJAS Ruling Date: 11/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-076-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 19-WRD-076A - Case Continued…ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2019, BOS AT WRD SET ASIDE A SUMMARY SUSPENSION AND THE ORDER TO APPEAR FR SHOW CAUSE HEARING OR OWNER /TRAINER JOSE M. ROJAS, PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION.
Name: MANUEL MARTINEZ-ESCOBEDO Ruling Date: 11/4/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-075 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT THE URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE, "DF LAWTON" THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 8TH RACE ON 10/19/2019 AT WRD, DID TEST POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG CLENBUTEROL. ON 10/30/2019, THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK BECAUSE THE DRUG IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD LEVEL WITH QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS AND APPALOOSAS WHICH CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE AND POTENTIALLY AFFECT THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC, AND OTHER LICENSEE AND HORSES IN THE CARE OF OWNER/TRAINER MANUEL MARTINEZ-ESCBEDO JR. THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT MR. MARTINEZ-ESCOBEDO JR. IS SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 10/30/2019 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION. ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING
Name: MANUEL MARTINEZ-ESCOBEDO Ruling Date: 11/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-075-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 19-WRD-075A - Case Continued…ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2019 THE BOS AT WRD SET ASIDE A SUMMARY SUSPENSION AND THE ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING OF MR. MARTINEZ-ESCOBEDO JR, PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION.
Name: RANDALL RAY READ Ruling Date: 11/4/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-074 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT THE URINE SAMPLE FROM THE HORSE, "PYC PAINTED LADY" THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 12TH RACE ON 10/18/2019 AT WRD, TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG "CLENBUTEROL". ON 10/30/2019, THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE ARE AT RISK BECAUSE THE DRUG IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD LEVEL FOR QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS AND APOLOOSAS WHICH CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE HORSE, THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC AND OTHER LICENSEES AND OTHER HORSES IN HIS CARE. OWNER/TRAINER RANDALL R. READ, IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE, 10/30/2019 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. MR. READ IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION. ORDER TO APPEAR FROR SHOW CAUSE HEARING.
Name: RANDALL RAY READ Ruling Date: 11/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-074-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 19-WRD-074A - Case Continued…ON 5TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2019, THE LICENSEE DID NOT APPEAR IN PERSON OR TELEPHONICALLY AND NOT REPRESENTED BY LEGAL COUNSEL. THEREFORE, BY THE ORDER OF THE BOS, MR. READ SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR UNTILA FINAL HEARING ON MERITS IS HELD OF THE ABOVE LISTED CASE AND A DETERMINATION IS MADE PURSUANT THERETO. IT IS SO ORDERED ON 5TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2019.
Name: AURELIO VALDEZ Ruling Date: 11/4/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-RP-097 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER AURELIO VALDEZ, PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, IS HEREBY FINED $1000.00 FOR STARTING THE CLAIMING HORSE, "COLORFUL COLORADO" IN THE 8TH RACE AT ZIA PARK ON 10/14/2019, PRIOR TO THE END OF THE RP RACE MEET.
Name: AURELIO VALDEZ Ruling Date: 11/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-RP-097-FO Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 19-RP-097A - Ruling Final Outcome…FINE HAS BEEN PAID.
Name: Philip Sylvio Giesbrecht Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-T#73 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: It is a violation of the rules fpr a driver, or for the person in control of the horse, to use the whip to hit or make contact with the horse as follows.
Name: Paul Brent Davies Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-T#58 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/15/2019 Suspension End: 11/22/2019
Ruling Text: It is a violation of the Rules for a driver, or person in control of the horse, to use the whip to hit or make contact with the horse as follows: to use more than aceptable wrist action. Driver suspended three(3) days, (DRIVING ONLY), November 15,16 and 22, 2019. Repeat Offence
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-H #60 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: It is a violation of the Rules for a driver, or person in control of the horse, to use the whip to hit or make contact with the horse as follows: to use more than aceptable wrist action.
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-H #70 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A Driver violates these rules if the driver kicks a horse or allows their foot to come into contact with a horse by having their foot out of the stirrup. Repeat Offence
Name: KEITH L CLARK Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-H#68 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: It is a violation of the Rules for a driver, or person in control of the horse, to use the whip to hit or make contact with the horse as follows: to use more than aceptable wrist action. REPEAT OFFENCE.
Name: JAMES DAVID JUNGQUIST Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-H #67 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A person violates these rules who, in the opinion of the judges/stewards board, conduct themselves in a manner prejudicial to the best interest of horse racing; by medicating the horse, necessitating an unnecessary scratch.
Name: Paul Brent Davies Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-t#72 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/23/2019 Suspension End: 12/7/2019
Ruling Text: It is a violation of the Rules for a driver, or person in control of the horse, to use the whip to hit or make contact with the horse as follows: to use more than aceptable wrist action. Driver suspended five(5) days, (DRIVING ONLY), November 23,29,30,and Dec 6 and 7 2019. Repeat Offence.
Name: JOSE J FUENTES Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-49 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Fuentes was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 2, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Jaime Fuentes failing to appear in paddock with entry, “Positive Numbers”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in 2nd race on October 28, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Fuentes in the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 3, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling in written in accordance with .

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered.

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: JORGE LUIS GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 10/30/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23701 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/1/2019 Suspension End: 4/30/2020
Ruling Text: Pyrrolidinovalerophenone (PVP) Cathinone, was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, in the urine at 59.11ng/ml. and plasma at 2.247ng/ml of sample DD57292.This sample was identified with Featuring Fast Jess, the second finisher of race 10, June 7, 2019 at Delta Downs. Upon notification, Trainer Jorge L. Gonzalez chose Industrial Laboratories to test the split portion of sample DD57292. PVP was confirmed in the split portion of the urine sample at 53.0 ng/ml and in the plasma at 3.33 ng/ml. Trainer Jorge L. Gonzalez waived his right to a Stewards’ Hearing. The stewards concluded that based on the primary and referree laboratory results sample DD57292, an ARCI Category I; DEA Schedule I prohibited drug. Trainer Jorge L. Gonzalez is hereby suspended six months 11/1/2019 through 4/30/2020 and Featuring Fast Jess is disqualified and declared unplaced and purse ordered redistributed. Furthermore this case referred to the Louisiana State Racing Commission for further action. While under suspension Trainer Jorge L. Gonzalez is denied access to all race tracks, off track wagering facilities and recognized training tracks under the jurisdiction of the LSRC.
Name: Arturo Davilla Ruling Date: 10/30/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23702 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Its What It Is in the 4th race on October 26, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.

Name: AURELIO VALDEZ Ruling Date: 10/29/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-44 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Aurelio Valdez was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Aurelio Valdez starting an ineligible horse, (in violation of Oklahoma claiming rule, running a horse out of state before the end of the meet), the horse “Colorful Colorado”, in the 8th race on October 14, 2019 at Zia Park.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Aurelio Valdez in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00) The fine is to be paid on or before November 28, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.12(U) Horses Ineligible A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is barred or suspended in any recognized jurisdiction. 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(c) Reciprocity The stewards shall honor the rulings issued by other pari-mutuel racing commissions. 15.2.1.9(C) 22 Rulings in other jurisdictions. (a) Reciprocity. The stewards shall honor rulings from other pari-mutuel jurisdictions regarding license suspensions, revocation or eligibility of horses. (b) Appeals of reciprocal rulings. Persons subject to rulings in other jurisdictions shall have the right to request a hearing before the commission to show cause why such ruling should not be enforced in this jurisdiction. Any request for such hearing must clearly set forth in writing the reasons for the appeal 16.47.1.10 (C) (18) Trainers are responsible for horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-35 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/4/2019 Suspension End: 11/11/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Noe Garcia Jr. was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 27, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 11th race on October 26, 2019 at Zia Park racetrack while aboard “Hollywood N Crown”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 1st place to 4th place. (Bore out under a left handed whip taking the running lane, intimidating and impeding the number 10 and continued to drift out throughout the race.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Noe Garcia Jr. a suspension of 7 calendar days (November 4, 2019, through November 10, 2019, inclusive The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated race days.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) Post to Finish 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) Post to Finish 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: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification./15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: FRANKIE HAROLD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-36 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Frankie H Martinez, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on October 21, 2019, to waive his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Phenybutazone (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E340474 taken from the 2nd place finisher “Malusita’s Home” following the 10th race, on September 23, 2019, at Zia Park.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenybutazone at 2.76 +/- 0.35 ug/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Phenybutazone is 2 ug/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and declined.

Alejandra Flaco is the owner of record for the horse “Malusita’s Home”.

This is Frankie H Martinez First Class 4C-Minor medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

                1. A ($500.00) Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before November 24, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Appeal Procedures 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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: Joseph A Arboritanza Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 111-2019 DEL Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: October 28, 2019

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(111-2019)

Owner Joseph Arboritanza, RCI ID: 1944463, is hereby fined the sum of $100.00 (one hundred dollars) for failure to comply with licensing procedures within fourteen (14) days at Delaware Park. Refer to DTRC Rules 6.1, 6.2. Fines must be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: FRANK III CAMPIONE Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 112-2019 DEL Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: October 28, 2019

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(112-2019)

Owner Frank Campione, RCI ID: 2126069, is hereby fined the sum of $100.00 (one hundred dollars) for failure to apply for an owner’s license at Delaware Park. Refer to DTRC Rules 6.1, 6.2. Fines must be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly) Please contact licensing at 302-994-2521, ext. 7138.

Name: MARCOS CARRIZALES Ruling Date: 10/25/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-32 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Marcos Carrizales, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on October 21, 2019, to waive his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Phenybutazone (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E329658 taken from the 4th place finisher “Moon Carbon” following the 12th race, on August 16, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenybutazone at 3.07 +/- 0.35 ug/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Phenybutazone is 2 ug/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer, and declined.

Double H Racing Investments LLC (Herminio Gonzalez-Soto & Herminio Gonzalez Jr.) are the owners of record for the horse “Moon Carbon”

This is Marcos Carrizales’s First Class 4C-Minor medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

        1. A ($500.00) Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before November 24, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Appeal Procedures 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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: RENE AMARO Ruling Date: 10/24/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23689 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/24/2019 Suspension End: 10/31/2019
Ruling Text: Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of his debt to Delta Equine Center in the amount of $251.
Name: RENE AMARO Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23689-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/24/2019 Suspension End: 10/31/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 23689 - Restored to Good Standingon October 31, 2019: Paid debt to Delta Equine.
Name: DIEGO ISRAEL BENITEZ Ruling Date: 10/23/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-CENT-T #88 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $300.00 for misuse of the riding crop by whipping his mount #4 HONEYS PAINTED POP excessively without allowing his horse to respond in Race #2 Sunday October 20, 2019
Name: STERLING JAMES COLE Ruling Date: 10/23/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-060 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER STERLING COLE WAS SUSPENDED DUE TO A REPORT RECEIVED FROM THE INDUSTRIAL LAB CO, WHEAT RIDGE, CO STATING URINE SAMPLE DRUG "ZILPATEROL" WAS FOUND IN HORSE "SURE PERKS HOT" ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2019 AT WRD WHERE THE HORSE PLACED 1ST IN THE 5TH RACE.

ON THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2019, THE BOS AT WRD DETERMINED THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE ARE AT RISK BECAUSE ALBUTEROL IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD FOR QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS, AND APPALOOSAS AND IT CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE, BETTING PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES AND HORSES IN HIS CARE.

THEREFORE, MR. COLE IS SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2019 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE SUSPENSION, MR. COLE IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL RACE TRACKS INCLUDING PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.

Name: DAVID SAENZ Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-13 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, David Saenz was duly notified and having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on September 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug, Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in the urine in test sample E316106 taken from the second place finisher, “Master of the Sky”, in the 8th race on July 20, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, Emilio Cadena Jr. who failed to make the payment for the split sample within the 48 hours after notification therefore the split sample was not tested.

Emilio Cadena Jr., the trainer of record for the horse “Master of the Sky”, was duly notified and responded telephonically.

For owner, David Saenz’s, first lifetime 3A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows.

                1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the horse “Master of the Sky” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (September 29, 2019 to March 26, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                2. The horse “Master of the Sky”, is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on July 20, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Chizm
                    2. Childress Cartel
                    3. Gianni Cartel
                    4. Jantzs Army
                    5. Prairie Schooner
                    6. Cu After Dark
                    7. Norma Tahiti
                    8. Prince of Bo Dash
                    9. Viva My Hero V

Unplaced “Master of the Sky”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: EDGAR IVAN PEDROZA Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Edgar Pedroza was duly notified and having failed to appear or respond had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on September 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine from test sample E318036 at taken from the second place finisher, “Daddystalent”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Race Track. .

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 32.3 +/- 4.8 pg/ml.

Valentin Arellanes the trainer of record for the horse “Daddystalent”, was duly notified and failed to appear or respond.

For owner, Angelina Gomez, first lifetime 3A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows.

                1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the horse “Daddystalent” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (September 29, 2019 to March 26, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                2. The horse “Daddystalent”, is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Louisiana Brow Eyes
                    2. Jess Girl Blue
                    3. Daddys Rare Cartel
                    4. Woodettes J J J
                    5. Jess One Wish
                    6. Streak Jess Memory
                    7. Meleros Princess
                    8. Rgr First Class

Unplaced “Daddystalent”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-37 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 Estrada was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 21, 2019, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “Catch This Train” in the 8th race on September 20, 2019, NMSF. (drifted in under right hand whip causing pressure to inside horses)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Manuel Estrada. a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before October 21, 2019, 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 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.

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: LUIS RAMON RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-36 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis Ramon Rodriquez was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 21, 2019, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “Naughty Swagger”, in the 7th race on September 18, 2019, at NMSF. (Allowed his mount to bore out into the path of the 6 and putting his elbow and stick in the other jockeys face).

The Board of Stewards hereby fines, Luis Ramon Rodriquez , in the amount of three hundred dollars, ($300.00). This fine is to be paid on or before October 21, 2019, 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “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: Post to Finish When the way is clear in a race, 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: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jesus G. Beltran, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, September 14, 2019 pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing scheduled for September 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 West Millen Drive Hobbs, NM 88240), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample #E317650 taken from the Quarter Horse “Royal Sanson”, who finished in second place in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jesus G. Beltran is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jesus G. Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jesus G. Beltran must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Case Continued Trainer Jesus Beltran (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and having failed to appear or respond had his summary suspension hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, on September 22, 2019 before the Board of Stewards. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample #E317650 taken from the first place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Royal Sanson”, who finished in second place in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Jesus Beltran pending the results of his disciplinary hearing.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jesus Beltran is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jesus Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jesus Beltran must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer: Jesus G. Beltran (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in test sample E317650 taken from the 2nd place finisher, “Royal Sanson”, in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at Albuquerque Downs.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by ALS Truesdall Labs.

Jorge A. Beltran is the owner of record for the horse “Royal Sanson”, and was duly notified and failed to appear.

For Jesus G. Beltran’s FIRST Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, as follows: Aggravating Factors, 5 Clenbuterol rulings since 2015.

                1. A 2 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) September 14, 2019, through September 13, 2021, inclusive.
                2. A (20,000.00) Twenty thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 7, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jesus G. Beltran is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jesus G. Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jesus G. Beltran must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: RUBEN FUENTES Ruling Date: 8/21/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-63 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/22/2019 Suspension End: 11/29/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey RUBEN FUENTES, who rode SPENDAHOLIC in the sixth race at Del Mar Race Track on August 18, 2019 is suspended for FIVE (5) racing days (August 28, 29, 30, 31 and September 1, 2019), for failure to maintain a straight course entering the far turn and causing interference, a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (c) & (e) (Riding Rules - Careless Riding - Second offense in sixty (60) days). The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races in California.
Name: RUBEN FUENTES Ruling Date: 11/12/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-63-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/22/2019 Suspension End: 11/29/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DMR-63 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of DMTD ruling #063 (August 21, 2019) has been witbhdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey RUBEN FUENTES is suspended for FIVE (5) racing days (November 22, 23, 24, 28 & 29, 2019).
Name: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 8/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer, Stephanie L. Beltran, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 17, 2019 pending the outcome of her summary suspension hearing scheduled for August 25, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at the Downs of Albuquerque (145 Louisiana Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87108), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample #E317290 taken from the first place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Curlys Fast”, in the 6th race on August 2, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Stephanie L. Beltran. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Stephanie L. Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Stephanie L. Beltran must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 8/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-28 - Case Continued Trainer Stephanie L. Beltran, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample #E317290 taken from the first place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Curlys Fast”, in the 6th race on August 2, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Stephanie L. Beltran pending the results of her disciplinary hearing.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Stephanie L. Beltran is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Stephanie L. Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Stephanie L. Beltran must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 10/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-28 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 10/25/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28-FO1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-28 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Stephanie Lynn Beltran, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified, appeared and waived her right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 20, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug, Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in the urine in test sample E317290 taken from the first place finisher, “Curlys Fast”, in the 6th race on August 2, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer.

Jose A. Beltran, the owner of record for the horse “Curlys Fast”, was duly notified and appeared for the hearing.

For Stephanie Lynn Beltran’s FIRST Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

1)A one year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) August 17, 2019, through August 15, 2020, inclusive.

2)A (10,000.00) Ten Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before November 20, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Stephanie Lynn Beltran is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Stephanie Lynn Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Stephanie Lynn Beltran must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 11- Albuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol or albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. This includes samples collected from Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: JOSE AVILA Ruling Date: 8/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jose Avila was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had his hearing in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on August 14, 2019, regarding an certificate of analysis from Industrial Laborites (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty B drug “formoterol” detected in the urine of horse “Kid Comeback”(Test Sample E315839), who finished FIRST place in the 7th race on June 29, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of formoterol at 2.1 ng/ml in the urine, there is no permissible level for formoterol (15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use and 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

Split sample rights where afforded to and declined by the trainer.

Kevin D. Woods, the trainer of record for horse “Kid Comeback”, failed to appear for this hearing.

This is Jose Avila’s First Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Jose Avila’s First Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

                1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Kid Comeback” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 19, 2019). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
                2. The horse “Kid Comeback” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on June 29, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
    1. Daddys Rare Cartel
    2. Pilotpointdashing
    3. Dm Schicago Fireball
    4. Don’t Get No Betta
    5. Political Pop Pop
    6. Sweet Maggie Mae
    7. Magics Dotted Line
    8. Secret Chick
Unplaced Kid Comeback

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/ Appeal Procedures 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: KEVEN DWAYNE WOODS Ruling Date: 8/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/14/2019 Suspension End: 10/12/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Keven D. Woods was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had his hearing in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on August 14, 2019, regarding an certificate of analysis from Industrial Laborites (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty B drug “formoterol” detected in the urine of horse “Kid Comeback”(Test Sample E315839), who finished FIRST place in the 7th race on June 29, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of formoterol at 2.1 ng/ml in the urine, there is no permissible level for formoterol (15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use and 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

Split sample rights where afforded to and declined by the trainer.

Jose Avila, the owner of record for horse “Kid Comeback”, failed to appear for this hearing.

This is Kevin D. Woods First Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Kevin D. Woods First Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty , issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

                1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 14, 2019, through October 12, 2019, inclusive.
                2. A ($1,000) one thousand and dollar fine to paid on or before September 12, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(K). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Kevin D. Woods is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained, owned , or in the care and custody of Kevin D. Woods are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned , or in the care and custody of Kevin D. Woods must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: RUBEN FUENTES Ruling Date: 8/10/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-36 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/16/2019 Suspension End: 11/21/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey RUBEN FUENTES, who rode RED VALOR in the eighth race at Del Mar Race Track on August 9, 2019 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (August 17, 18, and 21, 2019 ), for altering course without sufficient clearance leaving the starting gate and causing interference resulting in the disqualification of his mount from first to eighth; a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (c) & (e) (Riding Rules-Careless Riding). The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races in California.

Name: RUBEN FUENTES Ruling Date: 11/12/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-36-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/16/2019 Suspension End: 11/21/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DMR-36 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of DMTD ruling #036 (August 10, 2019) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey RUBEN FUENTES is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (November 16, 17 & 21, 2019).
Name: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 8/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-148 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, S. Trey Wood, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 9, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on August 18, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, albuterol, found in test sample #E329452 taken from the first place finisher “Gold Heart Eagle V” (trained by S. Trey Wood), in the 4th race on July 27, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), S. Trey Wood is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of S. Trey Wood are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of S. Trey Wood must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 11/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-148-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-148 - Modified Ruling Trainer, S. Trey Wood, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 9, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on August 18, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), albuterol, found in test sample #E329452 taken from the first place finisher “Gold Heart Eagle V” (trained by S. Trey Wood), in the 4th race on July 27, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), S. Trey Wood is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of S. Trey Wood are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of S. Trey Wood must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 11/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-148-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-148 - Case Continued Trainer, Sterlen Trey Wood., (currently under summary suspension) being represented by attorney Daniel Marquez was duly notified and waived his right for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 30, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in test sample # E329452 taken from the first place finisher “Gold Heart Eagle V” (trained by Sterlen Trey Wood), in the 4th race on July 27, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Sterlen Trey Wood pending the results of a disciplinary hearing which shall be held at a later date.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Sterlen Trey Wood is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Sterlen Trey Wood are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Sterlen Trey Wood must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 7/21/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-129 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerado Ochoa-Pena is hereby summarily suspended, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b (Summary Suspension) effective immediately, July 21, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on July 27, 2019, @ 9:30a.m, in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346), During a compliance search by Ruidoso Downs Security on July 21, 2019 a needle and syringe was found in the truck given to groom “Alex Hinojo” who was bringing the horse “Bandi’s Doctor” to race in the 1st race on July 21,2019 for trainer Keven Woods attending trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena.

During said time of applicable suspension Gerardo Ochoa-Pena is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena must be done in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 15.2.6.8 (B)(3)(b) TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS No person other than a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this jurisdiction and licensed by the commission, or a veterinary assistant licensed by the commission acting under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) –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 16.47.1.8 (E) : Agree to search and seizure Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law” 16.47.1.10 (B) ABSOLUTE INSURER/15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required /16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-129-CC Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-129 - Case Continued Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena (currently summarily suspended) was duly notified and represented telephonically by attorney Daniel Marquez for a summary suspension hearing before The Board of Stewards for July 27, 2019. The summary suspension hearing was in regard to a needle and syringe that was found during a compliance search by Ruidoso Downs Security on July 21, 2019 in the truck given to groom “Alex Hinojo” who was bringing the horse “Bandi’s Doctor” to race in the 1st race on July 21,2019 for trainer Keven Woods attending trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Gerardo Ochoa-Pena pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing.

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena must be done in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 15.2.6.8 (B)(3)(b) TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS No person other than a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this jurisdiction and licensed by the commission, or a veterinary assistant licensed by the commission acting under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) –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 16.47.1.8 (E) : Agree to search and seizure Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law” 16.47.1.10 (B) ABSOLUTE INSURER/15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required /16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 10/1/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-129-CC1 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-129 - Case Continued In the matter of trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena who is currently under summary suspension per ruling 2019-RUI-129. The Board of Stewards hereby lifts the summary suspension and restores Gerardo Ochoa-Pena’s license privileges, pending the results of a future disciplinary hearing.

Gerardo Ochoa-Pena’s disciplinary hearing shall be set for a later date.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority.

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Name: VALENTIN ARELLANES Ruling Date: 6/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-89 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2019 Suspension End: 6/15/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer, VALENTIN ARELLANES, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 17, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on June 23, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E318036 taken from the second place finisher (trained by VALENTIN ARELLANES), “DADDYSTALENT”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), VALENTIN ARELLANES is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of VALENTIN ARELLANES are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of VALENTIN ARELLANES must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: VALENTIN ARELLANES Ruling Date: 6/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-89-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2019 Suspension End: 6/15/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-89 - Case Continued Trainer, VALENTIN ARELLANES, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 23, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E318036 taken from the second place finisher (trained by VALENTIN ARELLANES), “DADDYSTALENT”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to VALENTIN ARELLANES pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), VALENTIN ARELLANES is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of VALENTIN ARELLANES are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of VALENTIN ARELLANES must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: VALENTIN ARELLANES Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-89-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2019 Suspension End: 6/15/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-89 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Valentine Arellanes, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and having failed to appear or respond, had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on September 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine in test sample E318036 taken from the second place finisher, “Daddystalent”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 32.3 +/- 4.8 pg/ml .

Owners Edgar I Pedroza & Angelina Gomez, the owner of record for the horse “Daddystalent”, where duly notified and failed to appear

For Valentin Arellanes FIRST Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

1) A 2 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) June 17, 2019, through June 15, 2021, inclusive.

2) A (15,000.00) Fifteen Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before October 28, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

Aggravating circumstances multiple medication violations on record.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Valentine Arellanes is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Valentine Arellanes are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Valentine Arellanes must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

By Order of the Zia Park Stewards

Name: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 6/10/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 10, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on June 17, 2019, @ 1:00 p.m in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the detection of the Class 2 Penalty A substance, Cardarine (GW501516)/ Cardarine (GW501516) Sulfone, found test sample #E317973 taken from the 2nd place finisher (trained by JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA), “Major Bites ”, following the 9th race on May 24, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg17 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a 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)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 6/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-74-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-74 - Case Continued Owner/Trainer, JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the detection of the Class 2 Penalty A substance, Cardarine (GW501516)/ Cardarine (GW501516) Sulfone, found test in sample #E317973 taken from the 2nd place finisher (trained by JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA), “Major Bites ”, following the 9th race on May 24, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 8/23/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-74-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-74 - Case Continued Owner/Trainer, JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the detection of the Class 2 Penalty A substance, Cardarine (GW501516)/ Cardarine (GW501516) Sulfone, found test in sample #E317973 taken from the 2nd place finisher (trained by JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA), “Major Bites ”, following the 9th race on May 24, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: ALFREDO J JUAREZ Ruling Date: 4/27/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-251 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 27, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Race 2 on April 20, 2019 involving the horse “Affluent Gentleman”, where Alfredo Juarez Jr. stood up before the wire.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Juarez Jr. a fine in the amount of $200. The fine is to be paid on or before May 26, 2019 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(E)(5) 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. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/ 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 4/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-231 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/11/2019 Suspension End: 11/7/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Elliot Bachicha was duly notified and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on April 16, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (the official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited controlled substance (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” at 19 pg/ml which exceeds the authorized limit of 0pg/ml detected in the horse “My Mister Pt” (Test Sample #: E305830), who finished 2nd in the 3rd race on March 8, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Elliot Bachicha, is the owner of record for horse “My Mister Pt”.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer.

For Elliot Bachicha’s 2nd Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 11, 2019, through November 6. 2019, inclusive. . These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. A ($2500.00) Twenty Five Hundred Dollar fine to be paid on or before May 15, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.
    3. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “My Mister Pt” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on March 8, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Atlas Sparks
                2. Frozen Star
                3. Sbm Mia Wild Six
                4. Dust You
                5. Runaway Hurricane
                6. Mountnbound Princess
                7. James Wanta Chick
                8. Big Memorys Kendy
                9. Rare Valor
Unplaced “My Mister Pt” Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “My Mister Pt” was placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning March 26, 2019). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension Elliot Bachicha. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Elliot Bachicha. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Elliot Bachicha must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances .

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 4/7/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-213 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/29/2019 Suspension End: 5/15/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Salvador R. Soto, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on April 7, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Diciofenac (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E291916 taken from the 1st place finisherClassy Homewrecker” following the 6th race, on February 3, 2019, at Sunland Park Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Diciofenac at 39.9 +/- 0.9 ng/ml in the blood, exceeding the allowable limit of 5 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and declined. Samuel Chavez is the owner of record for horse “Classy Homewrecker

Mitigating Circumstances: Trainer was out of town and owner testified that he administered an over the counter topical cream without his knowledge to the horse on race day. Aggravating Factors: Trainer did not follow proper procurers for handling his horses while absent. 16.47.1.10 (C) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility.

This is Salvador R. Soto’s Third Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($3000) Three Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before May 7, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 29, 2019, through May 14, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    3. During said time of applicable suspension Salvador R. Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. Soto must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) .

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 4/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-208 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/14/2019 Suspension End: 4/29/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Salvador R. Soto, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on April 6, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E291784 taken from the 1st place finisherTictoctee” following the 2nd race, on January 25, 2019, at Sunland Park Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 16.3 +/- 2.2 pg/ml in the blood, exceeding the allowable limit of 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and declined.

Yvonne Ramirez is the owner of record for horse “Tictoctee

This is Salvador R. Soto’s Second Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,500) One Thousand Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before May 6, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 14, 2019, through April 28, 2019, inclusive.
    3. During said time of applicable suspension Salvador R. Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. Soto must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) .

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations. Appeal Procedures 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: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 3/26/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-188 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/26/2019 Suspension End: 11/6/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Elliot Bachicha, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, March 26, 2019 pending the outcome of his hearing scheduled for April 2, 2019, at 9:15 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Penalty B Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E305830 taken from the second place finisher, “My Mister Pt”, in the 3rd race on March 8, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Elliot Bachicha is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Elliot Bachicha are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Elliot Bachicha must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a 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)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required

Name: JOSE IGNACIO DEHERRERA Ruling Date: 3/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-183 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose Ignacio DeHerrera; having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards by phone to waive his right to a hearing on March 24, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drugs, Methylprednisolone and Triamcinolone Acetonide (both class 4C-Major penalty drugs) found in test sample E291722 taken from the 2nd place finisherPropagandist” following the 9th race, on January 18,2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack..

The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 426 +/- 21 pg/ml in the blood, and Triamcinolone Acetonide at 215 +/- 16 pg/ml in the blood the allowable limit for both Methylprednisolone and Triamcinolone Acetonide is 100 pg/ml in the blood. (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer.

Javier M. Chavez is the owner of record for horse “Propagandist

For Jose Ignacio DeHerrera’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

AGGRAVATING FACTOR: Two 4-C major drug violations in one sample.

    1. A ($2,000) Two Thousand Dollar fine to paid on or before April 23, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: JAVIER M CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 3/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-186 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Javier M. Chavez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards by phone to waive his right to a hearing on March 24, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drugs, Methylprednisolone and Triamcinolone Acetonide (both class 4C-Major penalty drugs) found in test sample E291722 taken from the 2nd place finisherPropagandist” following the 9th race, on January 18, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack..

The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 426 +/- 21 pg/ml in the blood, and Triamcinolone Acetonide at 215 +/- 16 pg/ml in the blood the allowable limit for both Methylprednisolone and Triamcinolone Acetonide is 100 pg/ml in the blood. (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3).

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer.

Jose Ignacio De Herrera is the Trainer of record for horse “Propagandist

For Javier M. Chavez’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

                1. The horse “Propagandist ” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to enter.
                2. The horse “Propagandist” is hereby disqualified from 2nd place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race which ran on January 18, 2019 for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

                    1. Sin Tachas First
                    2. Favorite Spectacle
                    3. Finale Regards
                    4. Eada
                    5. Billy de Kid
                    6. Miss Jess J
                    7. Big Mama Rf
                    8. Nicos First Cartel
                    9. Sir Trump
Unplaced Propagandist

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) Redistribution of Prizes/ 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 and trial qualification.” 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-175 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jesus M. Soto, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, March 19, 2019 pending the outcome of his hearing scheduled for March 26, 2019, at 9:15 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Penalty B Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E305744 taken from the first place finisher, “Kissin Coronas”, in the 1st race on March 1, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jesus M. Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jesus M. Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jesus M. Soto must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a 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)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required

Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/26/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-175-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-175 - Case Continued Trainer, Jesus M. Soto, having been duly notified and waived his right to a summary suspension hearing on March 26, 2019, before the Board of Stewards, shall remain summarily suspended pending a disciplinary hearing upon results of split sample. Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion, Jesus M. Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a 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)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b)

Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/1/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-175-CC1 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-175 - Case Continued In the matter of trainer Jesus Soto who is currently under summary suspension per ruling 2019-SUN-175. The Board of Stewards hereby lifts the summary suspension and restores Jesus Soto’s license privileges, pending the results of a future disciplinary hearing.

Jesus Soto’s disciplinary hearing shall be set for a later date.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority.

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Name: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 3/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-176 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/12/2019 Suspension End: 5/10/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Elliot Bachicha was duly notified and waived his right to a summary suspension and a disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 19, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (the official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” at 42 pg/ml which exceeds the authorized limit of 0pg/ml in urine detected in the horse “Es Hearts Delight” (Test Sample #: E292120), who finished 2nd in the 5th race on February 22, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Robert O. Esquibel, is the owner of record for horse “Es Hearts Delight”.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer.

For Elliot Bachicha’s 1st Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

  1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 12, 2019, through May 10. 2019, inclusive.
  2. A ($1000.00) One Thousand Dollar fine to be paid on or before April 19, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Es Hearts Delight” was placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning March 18, 2019). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension Elliot Bachicha. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Elliot Bachicha. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Elliot Bachicha must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances .

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 3/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-166 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Fernando Carrete , was duly notified (by security citation) and waived h is rights to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the board of Stewards on March 11, 2019. The hearing was to be in regard to Fernando Carrete parking in a restricted area for an extended time (Limit 15 Minutes) on March 11, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Fernando Carrete is hereby fined Twenty five dollars ($25.00) This fine is to be paid on or before March 28, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT 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”

15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.

15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b

Name: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 3/12/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-160 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/12/2019 Suspension End: 5/10/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Elliot Bachicha, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, March 12, 2019 pending the outcome of his hearing scheduled for March 19, 2019, at 9:15 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Penalty B Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E292120 taken from the second place finisher, “Es Hearts Delight”, in the 5th race on February 22, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Elliot Bachicha is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Elliot Bachicha are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Elliot Bachicha must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a 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)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 2/3/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-69 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2019 Suspension End: 3/11/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Salvador Soto was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 2, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” at 85 pg/ml which exceeds the authorized limit of 0pg/ml in urine detected in the horse “Chicks A Moneymaker” (Test Sample #: NM30451), who finished in 3rd place in the 10th race on April 14, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Daniel A. Ramirez, is the owner of record for horse “Chicks A Moneymaker”, and was duly notified.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Salvador Soto.

For Salvador Soto’s 1st Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

  1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 10, 2019, through March 10. 2019, inclusive.
  2. A ($750.00) Seven Hundred Fifty Dollar fine to be paid on or before March 10, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Chicks A Moneymaker” was placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning May 3, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension Salvador Soto. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Salvador Soto. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Salvador Soto must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances .

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-23 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Andres Gonzalez; having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on January 13, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E290725 taken from the 2nd place finisherJess Dashn” following the 3rd race, on November 3, 2018, at Zia Park.. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 17.6 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed at 13 +/- 2.6 pg/ml in the blood . Pablo Nevarez-Hernandez is the owner of record for horse “Jess Dashn

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Andres Gonzalez’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation in 365 days.

For Andres Gonzalez’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 12, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 1/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Salvador Soto; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on January 12, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276458 taken from the 3rd place finisherOffended” following the 9th race, on July 13, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 18.4 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Salvador Soto.

Jesus Sosa is the owner of record for horse “Offended

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Salvador Soto’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation in 365 days. For Salvador Soto’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 11, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-259 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Noe Garcia Jr. is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately December 8, 2018, for obtaining his Jockey license under false pretenses (submitted a falsified jockey's physical).

Noe Garcia Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC pending the outcome of his hearing December 17, 2018, @9:00 p.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs NM 88240) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance: 16.47.1.12 (1) JOCKEYS Eligibility A jockey must pass a physical examination given within the previous 12 months by a licensed physician affirming fitness to participate as a jockey. The stewards may require that any jockey be reexamined and may refuse to allow any jockey to ride pending completion of such examination. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) GENERAL PROVISIONS: Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a 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: has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Conduct 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 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters. The stewards shall have authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-259-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-259 - Modified Ruling Issued in Error.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 2/26/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-259-MOD1 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-259 - Modified Ruling

Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 11/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-208 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Fernando Carrete was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 18, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Fernando Carrete’s multiple medication violations (in the past 24 months) in New Mexico and other jurisdictions, which rendered him ineligible to renew his New Mexico trainer’s license (expiration date November 30, 2018). Fernando Carrete must pass the New Mexico Trainers test prior to any further licensing as a trainer in the State of New Mexico.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.10(A)(3) TRAINERS Eligibility A trainer licensed and in good standing in another jurisdiction, having been issued within a 24 month period, and having no record of a class 1 or 2 violation, or has less than three class 3, 4, 5 violations in the preceding 24 month period in any jurisdiction may be accepted if evidence of experience and qualifications are provided. Evidence of qualifications shall require passing one or more of the following: (a) a written test; (b) a demonstration of practical skills; (c) an interview with the stewards. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: GERMAN AMAYA Ruling Date: 11/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-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: Owner German Amaya was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on November 5, 2018. The hearing was in regards to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the controlled substance and prohibited drug (class 3 penalty B) “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Cds Temptress” (Test Sample #: E290214), who finished SECOND place in the 7th race on September 22, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Juan M. Esquivel.

Juan M. Esquivel, the trainer of record for horse “Cds Temptress”, was summarily suspended on October 6, 2018 and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing, before the Board of Stewards on October 8, 2018, where he waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal disciplinary hearing. this is Juan M. Esquivel’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

For German Amaya’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Cds Temptress” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 4, 2018,). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Cds Temptress” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on September 22, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. First N Sassy
                2. Im Da Boss
                3. Billy De Kid
                4. Contemp
                5. Grand Ambitions
                6. Major Lips
                7. Pilotos Note
                8. High Ball LADY
                9. Sreakin Nuddy
Unplaced “Cds Temptress" Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.11 (A)(B)Trainer Responsibility 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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.

Name: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 10/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-147 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jimmy Guerra Jr. was duly notified and , failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on October 27, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methylprednisolone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample E282840. The test sample was taken from the FIRST place finisher Ago Go Gal” following the 8th race on August 12, 2018, at Ruidoso Down.

The certificate of analysis report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 219±18 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment #2, Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jimmy Guerra Jr.

Fernando Gomez, the owner of record for horse “Ago Go Gal”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this Fernando Gomez’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For Jimmy Guerra Jr.’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 28, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.8(T)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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.

Name: MARK A SCHULLSTROM Ruling Date: 9/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2018-FRE-51 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Mark Schullstrom is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.

While driving #2 "ALL STIENAM" in the 5th race on September 8, 2018 at Freehold Raceway, Mr. Schullstrom did use his whip in an excessive, unnecessary, and indiscriminate manner.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.15

Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/16/2018 Suspension End: 9/14/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Andres S. Gonzalez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Opener Storm” (Test Sample #: NM30674), who finished in 3rd place in the 4th race on May 4, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018. Luis A. Sanchez, was the owner of record for horse “Opener Storm”, and was duly notified..

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations

For Andres S. Gonzalez’s 2nd Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 16, 2018, through September 13, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($1500.00) Fifteen Hundred Dollar fine to paid on or before August 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Andres S. Gonzalez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Andres S. Gonzalez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Andres S. Gonzalez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers.

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: RODNEY CARLTON RICHARDS Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-12 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/8/2018 Suspension End: 8/7/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Rodney Richards appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 8, 2018, for being in possession of needles, syringes, and injectables found in his truck during a compliance search by Ruidoso Downs Security on June 7, 2018.

The Board of Stewards hereby issues a summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses belonging to Rodney Richards , effective June 8, 2018, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), pending the outcome of his hearing on June 10, 2018 @9:30 a.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Rodney Richards is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Rodney Richards are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Rodney Richards must be done in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 15.2.6.8 (B)(3)(b) TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS No person other than a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this jurisdiction and licensed by the commission, or a veterinary assistant licensed by the commission acting under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) –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 16.47.1.8 (E) : Agree to search and seizure Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law” 16.47.1.10 (B) ABSOLUTE INSURER/15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required /16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: RODNEY CARLTON RICHARDS Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-12-FO Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/8/2018 Suspension End: 8/7/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-12 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer Rodney Richards (currently under a summary suspension instated on June 8, 2018) was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice of hearing before the board of stewards on June 10, 2018. The hearing was in regards to Rodney Richards being in possession of needles, syringes, and injectables found in his truck during a compliance search by Ruidoso Downs Security on June 7, 2018.

The Board of Stewards hereby access Rodney Richards the following penalty:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine, which is to paid on or before July 10, 2018, 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
    2. A 60 day suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses starting June 8, 2018, through August 7, 2018, inclusive (the suspension is retroactive from the summary suspension instated on June 8, 2018.)

During said time of applicable suspension Rodney Richards is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Rodney Richards are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Rodney Richards must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.8 (B)(3)(a)(b) TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS./15.2.6.8(K)(1) Contraband No person on association grounds where horses are lodged or kept, excluding licensed veterinarians, shall have in that person’s care, custody or control, a drug, medication, chemical, foreign substance or 15.2.6 NMAC 12 other substance that is prohibited in a horse on a race day unless the product is labeled in accordance with Subsection H of 15.2.6.9 NMAC. This restriction includes, but is not limited to, locations on the association grounds where that person occupies, in that person’s personal property, effects or vehicle 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) –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 16.47.1.8 (E) : Agree to search and seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law 16.47.1.10 (B) ABSOLUTE INSURER/15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required /16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: FERN A PAQUET Ruling Date: 2/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Pompano Park
Ruling Number: 2019-PPI-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018-008424 = 550.2415 F.S. - Dimethylsulfoxide. "Prayer Session"
Name: JOSE IGNACIO DEHERRERA Ruling Date: 2/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-87 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/21/2018 Suspension End: 3/23/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose I. DeHerrera was duly notified and responded telephonically for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Famous Crawdaddy”(Test Sample #: NM30199), who finished 2nd place in the 4th race on November 25, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to TVMDL on January 17, 2018.

Joaquin Grajeda-Erives, the owner of record for horse “Famous Crawdaddy”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Joaquin Grajeda-Erives’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Jose I. DeHerrera’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 21, 2018 through March 22, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before March 14, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, Jose I. DeHerrera is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21) Exclusion. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of , Jose I. DeHerrera are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) Exclusion.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1-3)Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: Omar Rojo Ruling Date: 11/27/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-199 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/8/2017 Suspension End: 6/8/2018
Ruling Text: Assistant Starter Omar Rojo-Estrada, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with translator Homero Gutierrez before the Board of Stewards on November 27, 2017, for the falsification of federal forms (health certificate) for the horses “Jesse Fly” and “Quicker Than Action” on July 24, 2017, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

After hearing testimony and presenting evidence the Board of Stewards hereby issue Omar Rojo-Estrada a penalty of:

    1. A fine in the amount of two thousand and five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 27, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
    2. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 8, 2017, through June 7, 2018, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension, Omar Rojo-Estrada 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). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Omar Rojo-Estrada are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT 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 has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT 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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(B)(1)COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e)Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 10/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/26/2017 Suspension End: 1/24/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Andres Gonzalez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 15, 2017, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Gabapentin” detected in the urine of horse “Dashing Blu J”(Test Sample #: NM26560), who finished FIRST place in the 3RD race on August 13, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. Gabapentin was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on September 26, 2017.

Alvaro Martinez Jr., Juan Acosta Ceballos, and Hector Pando , the owners of record for horse “Dashing Blu J”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is their FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Andres Gonzalez’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 26, 2017, through January 24, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 16, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Andres Gonzalez’s is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Andres Gonzalez’s are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence/Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances Page #5/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with CLASS 3 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES AND CLASSIFICATION DEFFINITIONS PAGE IV./15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution / 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority /15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-64 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Andres S. Gonzalez, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on Aug. 11, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Flunixin (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 27456 taken from the horse “Simply La Jolla” following the 8th race, on July 28, 2017 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 25.1 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 20.0 ng/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Andres S. Gonzalez.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states 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".

For this 1st Class 4C-Minor medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Andres S. Gonzalez a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($250.00) Two hundred and fifty dollar fine to be paid on or before Sep. 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 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." 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 12/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-321 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Fernando Carrete having been duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing, before the Board of Stewards, on December 20, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM21685 taken from the horse “Bringin The Gray”, who finished 2nd place in the 8th race on November 26, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 227 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Fernando Carrete.

Ediberto Estrada is the owner of record for horse “Bringin The Gray”. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mr. Estrada’s FIRST Class 4 Category C major medication in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 4 Category C major medication violation in a past 365 day period, the Board of Steward assess Fernando Carrete a penalty of

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00). This fine is to paid on or before January 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse“Bringin The Gray” must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

Fernando Carrete is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence 15.2.6.9 C. (3)PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 1ST offense in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000. OWNER 1st 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: This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. (4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer; 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 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: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-81 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/4/2017 Suspension End: 12/3/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Salvador Soto having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Runaway Jeans”, who finished first place in the 3rd race on September 18th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24648 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on October 14, 2016. Julio Cesar Islas, the owner of record for the horse “Runaway Jeans”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador Soto a penalty as follows.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 4, 2017, through December 3, 2017, inclusive (run consecutively from ruling 2016-Comm-3 dated September 26, 2016). 2. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 31, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Runaway Jeans” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 5, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry. 4. The horse “Runaway Jeans” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on September 18, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Meddlin Perry
        2. Jess for Ron
        3. Eyesa Miracle
        4. My Red Rock
        5. Burning Regard
        6. Southern Ccc
        7. Devonas Secret Rf
Unplaced “Runaway Jeans”

During said time of applicable suspension, Salvador Soto 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 dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Salvador Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. --PAGE 1 of 2--

Salvador Soto is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states 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 that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and 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." 15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.
        • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:
        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 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." 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.” 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 and trial qualification.” --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-81-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/4/2017 Suspension End: 12/3/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-81 - Modified Ruling Trainer Salvador Soto having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Runaway Jeans”, who finished first place in the 3rd race on September 18th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24648 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on October 14, 2016. Julio Cesar Islas, the owner of record for the horse “Runaway Jeans”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador Soto a penalty as follows.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 4, 2017, through December 3, 2017, inclusive (run consecutively from ruling 2016-Comm-3 dated September 26, 2016). 2. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Runaway Jeans” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 5, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry. 4. The horse “Runaway Jeans” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on September 18, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Meddlin Perry
        2. Jess for Ron
        3. Eyesa Miracle
        4. My Red Rock
        5. Burning Regard
        6. Southern Ccc
        7. Devonas Secret Rf
Unplaced “Runaway Jeans”

During said time of applicable suspension, Salvador Soto 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 dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Salvador Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. --PAGE 1 of 2--

Salvador Soto is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states 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 that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and 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." 15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.
        • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:
        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 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." 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.” 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 and trial qualification.” --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Andres Gonzalez, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, Sept 18, 2016, 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 "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM20239, after it was collected from the horse, "Lethal Six" which finished 1st in the 3rd race, on July 17, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 25.3 pg/ml in blood/plasma, which exceeds the authorized limit of 20.0 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and confirmed by Industrial Laboratories at 24.1 +/- 2.9ng/ml.
 Andres Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states 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".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states 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 assess Andres Gonzalez a penalty as follows;
        1. A fine in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00);
This is a second positive test 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 October 18, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
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: JAVIER M CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Javier M. Chavez been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2016, at 10:30 AM regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drugs “Phenylbutazone” (Bute) and “Flunixin” (Banamine) which was found in sample NM19954, after it was collected from the horse, “Dirty Mike” which finished 1st in the 6th race, June 26, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 15.73 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 1680 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
 Javier M. Chavez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. (O) 2 in part
              1. A NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class B occurs when any combination of                                                       two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or above:
                  1. Flunixin 20 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                  2. Phenylbutazone - 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.
  
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”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier M. Chavez a penalty as follows;
 
(1) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00.);
(2) Disqualification and Loss of purse of the 6th race, June 26, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque
 1st De Big Wave   5th Unfinished Biz
 2nd Blueskiesnrainbows  6th Nmoceanfrontproperty
 3rd Mr Investment Junior      7th Folly N Dash
 4th Quatro Eagle   8th Cnc Dream On                             Unplaced: Dirty Mike
(3)    The horse “Dirty Mike” must pass a commission -approved examination before becoming eligible to enter.
 
This is the third offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before October 8, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
  
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
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: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-157 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/15/2016 Suspension End: 10/14/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Andres Gonzalez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sep 3, 2016 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 NM20610, after it was collected from the horse "Dulce Rapida" which finished 1st in the 7th race, Aug 19, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 428 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, Andres Gonzalez. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
 
 Andres Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:
 15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: 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. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
 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 assess Andres Gonzalez a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (Sept 15, 2016 through Oct 14, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Aug 19, 2016, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
           New Order of Finish:
 1st  Love You More                 6th  Family Favorite
 2nd One Sweet Chick               7th  Streakin Vago
 3rd Relentless Reasons              8th   Humble N Noble
 4th Jesses Cash Run                  9th   Grc Graceful Azoom
 5th Shining Denim                                                          Unplaced: Dulce Rapida
(4)   The horse “Dulce Rapida” is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/1/16 to 11/1/16) and after that must pass a commission-approved exam before becoming eligible to be entered.
  
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before Oct 3,2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 During said time of applicable suspension, Andres Gonzalez 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) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Andres Gonzalez 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 DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
  
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
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: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 2/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-113 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Elliot Bachicha, having been duly notified, and having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards February 26, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class IV Category C drug "Isopredone", which was taken from horse “Shesalasting Runner” (sample NM15240) who finished second place in the 3rd race on September 16, 2015 at The Downs Of Albuquerque.(The original lab report indicated a finding of Isopredone at a level of 180 pg/ml. The allowable limit is 100 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Elliot Bachicha. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 190 ±7 pg/ml). Elliot Bachicha is also the owner of record for Shesalasting Runner and has been found 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, Revised April 17, 2014. The level for Methylprednisolone is 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."

15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:

(3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows

Second offense (Trainer) in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,500 and 15 day suspension. Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. For this second violation in a 365 day period, the Board of Stewards assessed: (1) After consulting with the chief medical director, the Board of Stewards waived the 15 day suspension due to mitigating circumstances, a slight overage. (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Disqualification and loss of purse of the 3rd race on September 16, 2015 at The Downs Of Albuquerque. Order of finish is as fallows:

      1. Buccanneer Angel
      2. WDC Vital Sound
      3. Miz Good Friday
      4. What a Zoomer
      5. Rp Jets Azoomen
      6. Takin First Lien
      7. Ac Back in Black
      8. Gold Modelo
      9. Departist
UNPLACED: Shesalasting Runner (4) Horse Shesalasting Runner must pass a commission approved vet exam before being eligible to enter. This is a second positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on April 7, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay said fine may result in immediate suspension.

Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 9/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-NMS-32 Ruling Type: Unauthorized Admission to Secure Area
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared telephonic before the Board of Stewards on Date: September 19, 2015 for incident of (spouse escorting the horse to the test barn) occurred at New Mexico State Fair racetrack on Date: September 14, 2015 was found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Twenty Five dollars ($25.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 19, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: ROBERT BRUCE HECHKOFF Ruling Date: 6/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH57 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Hechkoff is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

While driving #1 "ALTERNAT THURSDAYS" in the 3rd race on Friday June 19, 2015, you did drive with your foot out of the stirrup for the majority of the homestretch.

Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-7.29 (a) 1
USTA 18.08
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: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
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;
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (June. 27, 2015 through June 27, 2016 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, January 11,2015 at Sunland Park.
(4) The horse “Whatever Bill” must pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered".
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Salvador Soto 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.
This is a fourth 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 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: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 8/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-203-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-203 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- Signed Stay attached
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: Y
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 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: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-368 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador R. Soto, having been properly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sunday March 29, 2015, for a confirmed medication overage for permitted NSAID's Class IV drug Flunixin which was found in sample # NM10249 after it was collected from the horse “Royal Kettle” which finished in 1st place in the 4th race on 01/02/2015 at Sunland Park. Mr. Soto is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 45.2 ng/ml in plasma or serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined by, Mr. Soto).

For this violation second violation within 365 days, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador R. Soto a penalty as follows: A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). The fine is to be paid on or before 04/29/15 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:
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)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood 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.”

15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC: 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."

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of the horse, as outlined in related ruling issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: JIMMY RAY COATES Ruling Date: 11/3/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-246 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jimmy Ray Coates, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 03, 2014 for standing up before the finish in race three at Zia Park racetrack on October 26, 2014, was found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Jimmy Ray Coates a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 03, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.5 (E) (5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “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”.

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-152 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador R Soto, having been properly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on 10/11/2014 for a confirmed positive test for the Class IV drug Flunixin which was found in sample # NM08098 after it was collected from the horse “Toast Streaker” which finished in 1st place in the 6th race on 8/11/2014 at Ruidoso Downs is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 53 ng/ml in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined by, Mr. Soto).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador R Soto a penalty as follows:

  • A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before 11/11/2014 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.


Licensee 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)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood 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.”
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of the horse, as outlined in related ruling issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: ROBERT BRUCE HECHKOFF Ruling Date: 9/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 14-MDH-48 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Hechkoff 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 #9 "GET PACKIN" in the 3rd race on Friday, May 30, 2014.



Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ALBERT ANDREW VALLES Ruling Date: 3/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3271514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 3271514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: March 08, 2014 Owner: ALBERT A. VALLES DOB: 01/31/1987 LICENSE #:83110877 having been duly notified, and having appeared on this date before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM03686, after it was collected from the horse "TIO COSA" which finished first in the 3rd race, October 27, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque; ALBERT VALLES is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "TIO COSA", which was the subject of related rulings 3270514, and 3272514 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) 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 ALBERT VALLES a penalty of loss of purse of the third race, October 27, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque. (Refer to related rulings 3270514, and 3272514, 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: ROBERT BRUCE HECHKOFF Ruling Date: 7/23/2013
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 13MDH76 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Mr. Hechkoff is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars. You did use the whip in an excessive manner while driving #8 "DANGER SIGN" in the 2nd race on Friday, July 19, 2013. Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ROBERT BRUCE HECHKOFF Ruling Date: 2/4/2013
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 13MDH11 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Mr. Hechkoff is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars. While driving #7 "TREMENDOUS HIT" in the 3rd race on Thursday, January 31, 2013, you did drive with your foot out of the stirrup in the stretch.



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