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Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 9/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2020-Comm-17 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/18/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF: TRAINER ARNOLDO CARRILLO (ID#28913) FOR RULING #2019-ZIA-12 ISSUED BY THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS FOR POSITIVE SAMPLE #E330401 HORSE “JAMES WANTA CHICK” 2020-COMM-17 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF: OWNER ERICK A. CARRILLO-GUTIERREZ (ID#159678) FOR RULING #2019-ZIA-120 ISSUED BY THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS FOR POSITIVE SAMPLE #E330401 HORSE “JAMES WANTA CHICK”

Respondents. DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) at a regular meeting held on August 20, 2020, on review of the Hearing Officer’s Report, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations. A formal evidentiary hearing was held in this matter on June 4, 2020 by designated Hearing Officer Kevin Fitzwater. The Administrative Prosecutor was Amye Green, Esq. Respondent was represented by Daniel A. Marquez, Esq. Having familiarized itself with the transcript of the June 4, 2020 hearing, the Hearing Officer’s Report, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations, the exhibits admitted into evidence and all pleadings filed in the above-referenced cause of action, a quorum of the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Report, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations. Pursuant to the Horse Racing Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 60-1A-1 through -30, and the Commission’s rules and regulations which appear at NMAC 15.2.1 through 15.2.7 and NMAC 16.47.1, the Board issues the following.

FINDINGS OF FACT The Commission adopts the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact from the Hearing Officer’s Report and such findings are hereby attached and incorporated by reference into this Decision and Order as Exhibit 1, Hearing Officer’s Report, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Recommendations, July 2, 2020.
      1. On September 12, 2019, the horse “James Wanta Chick” raced in the second (2nd) race at Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and finished in first (1st) place after the disqualification of another horse.
      2. On that day, Arnoldo Carrillo, Respondent, who holds a license issued by the Commission, was the trainer of the horse “James Wanta Chick”.
      3. On that day, Erick Carrillo-Gutierrez, Respondent, who holds a license issued by the Commission, was the owner of the horse “James Wanta Chick”.
      4. Upon completion of the second (2nd) race at Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack and pursuant to 15.2.6.10(A), “James Wanta Chick” was designated by the racetrack Board of Stewards (“Stewards”) to have a blood sample taken at the test barn.
      5. A blood sample was collected from “James Wanta Chick” in the test barn and assigned sample #E330401.
      6. A urine sample was not collected.
      7. A time-out of the test barn was not recorded on the Test Card.
      8. “James Wanta Chick” was tested in conformity with the established procedures under the supervision of Dr. Frank Anderson.
      9. The integrity of the chain of custody was maintained throughout and the sample was shipped via FedEx bonded courier to Industrial Laboratories (“the Laboratory”) in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
      10. Upon receipt, sample #E330401 was tested by the Laboratory using established procedures and protocol, and screened for the presence of drugs by the method of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry.
      11. The Laboratory identified the presence of Clenbuterol in the sample.
      12. At the time sample #E330401 was taken and tested, a level of Clenbuterol was a banned substance.
      13. By letter dated October 2, 2019, notice was delivered individually to Respondent Arnoldo Carrillo and by letter dated October 3, 2019, notice was delivered to Respondent Erick Carrillo-Gutierrez which informed them of the positive test for Clenbuterol and of potential disciplinary penalties and of their right to have a split sample tested.
      14. The Respondents Arnoldo Carrillo and Erick Carrillo-Gutierrez requested that the split sample be tested. However, the Respondents did not pay the fee for split sample testing and the split sample was not tested.
      15. On October 3, 2019, a hair sample was obtained from the horse “James Wanta Chick”.
      16. The hair samples tested negative for the presence of Clenbuterol.
      17. The negative test on the hair did not refute the presence of Clenbuterol in the blood sample.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
      1. This matter came properly before the Commission in accordance with NMSA 1978, Sections 60-1A-4(A)(8) and 60-1A-5(C)(7) (as amended through 2007), and the Hearing Officer held this as a de novo hearing.
      2. Notice was properly given and the Commission has jurisdiction over the Respondents.
      3. The Commission rules are intended to “protect the integrity of horse racing, to ensure the health and welfare of races horses and to safeguard the interests of the public and participants in racing.” See 15.2.6.6 NMAC.
      4. Pursuant to the Commission’s rules, a positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or substance, as reported by a Commission approved laboratory, is prima facie evidence of a violation absent substantial evidence to the contrary. See 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC.
      5. Any level of Clenbuterol is prohibited from being present in racehorses. NMSA 1978, Section 60-1A-11(E) and 15.2.6.9 NMAC.
      6. The presence of Clenbuterol is prima facie evidence of a violation. NMSA 1978, Section 60-1A-11(E), 15.2.6.9 NMAC, 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC.
      7. Pursuant to the Commission’s rules, the trainer is the “absolute insurer” of the condition of the horse entered in an official race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, or other substance. See 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC.
      8. Test results are admissible upon the Prosecution establishing the identity of the sample with reasonable certainty. Claridge v. New Mexico State Racing Comm’n, 1988-NMCA-056, 107 N.M. 632, 763 P.2d 66.
      9. Pursuant to the Commission’s rules, the penalty for a trainer’s first Class 3A violation is a minimum fine of $10,000 and a minimum one year suspension absent mitigating circumstances.

J. The penalty for an owner’s first Class 3A violation is disqualification, loss of purse, the horse to be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days and the horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to enter. K. There are no mitigating circumstances or substantial evidence sufficient to release the trainer from his responsibilities under 15.2.6.11 NMAC.

ORDER IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that based on these Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, the Commission hereby adopts the Hearing Officer’s Recommendations and imposes the following fines and penalties:
      1. For Respondent Arnoldo Carrillo, a fine of $10,000 and one year suspension. The fine is to be paid within 30 days of the signing of this order.
      2. For Respondent Erick Carrillo-Gutierrez, disqualification of the horse “James Wanta Chick” and unplaced in the 2nd race at the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack on September 12, 2019; loss of purse; and the horse “James Wanta Chick” placed on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days and must pass a commission-approved exam before being eligible to run.
So ordered on this 18th day of September, 2020.

Original signed by David “Hossie” Sanchez, Chairman NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION

Name: LUCIO ESPIRITU Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-041 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: AFTER FINISHING 2ND IN THE 12TH RACE AT FMT ON TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020, THE SERUM SAMPLE FOR THE THOROUGHBRED HORSE "ONE RING" TESTED POSITIVE FOR METHOCARBAMOL.

AFTER BEING NOTIFIED OF THE SUBSTANCE VIOLATION, MR. ESPIRITU CHOSE TO WAIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A SPLIT, PLEAD "NO CONTEST", AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT FMT THAT LUCIO ESPIRITU IS HEREBY FINED $1000.00.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT "ONE RING" BE DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE IN THE 12 RACE AT FMT ON TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 AND AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OWNER AND/OR TRAINER, MUST PASS A COMMISSION-APPROVED EXAMINATION BEFORE BECOMING ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED.

THE THOROUGHBRED HORSE "ONE RING" SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED.

Name: LUCIO ESPIRITU Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-041-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20-FMT-041A - Ruling Final Outcome…FINE HAS BEEN PAID BY CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $1000.00 ON 9/10/2020.
Name: DAVID EUGENE BROWN Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 20-RP-055 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE JOCKEY LICENSE ISSUED TO DAVID EUGENE BROWN, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2020, BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE.
Name: JOSIE ESPIRITU Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20-WRD-050 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE OWNER'S LICENSE ISSUED TO JOSIE ESPIRITU, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS SHE HAS BEEN ISSUED A VET ASSISTANT LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2020.
Name: ALONZO BARRAZA Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20-WRD-049 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE BLACKSMITH'S LICENSE ISSUED TO ALONZO BARRAZA, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN OWNER/TRAINER'S LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2020.
Name: TRAVIS G CUNNINGHAM Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20-WRD-048 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE JOCKEY'S LICENSE ISSUED TO TRAVIS CUNNINGHAM, IS HERBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED A JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2020.
Name: STEWART ELLIOTT Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 20-RP-056 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/28/2020 Suspension End: 10/4/2020
Ruling Text: JOCKEY STEWART ELLIOTT, PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING TO A VIOLATION OF CARELESS RIDING, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES FOR 7 CALENDAR DAYS, BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020, CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY, OCOTBER 4, 2020, FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #6 "CHERISHED" TO DRIFT INWARD NEAR THE 70 YARD POLE CAUSING INTERFERNCE TO #2 "DULCE RIDE" RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF #6 "CHERISHED" FROM 1ST PLACE TO 2ND PLACE IN THE 6TH RACE AT RP ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020.
Name: AMANDA TONGAY Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 20-RP-054 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/28/2020 Suspension End: 8/11/2020
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER AMANDA LYNN TONGAY HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A HEARING TO A VIOLATION OF LISTED THRESHOLDS FOR QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS, AND APPALOOSAS, SUBSTANCE VIOLATIONS AND TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE QUARTER HORSE "TEMPTINGSECRETFLY", WHICH FINISHED 3RD IN THE 10TH RACE AT RP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE SUBSTANCE LIDOCAINE.

AMANDA LYNN TONGAY IS SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING WITH THE OHRC FOR 15 DAYS AND FINED $500.00 AND THE QUARTER HORSE "TEMPTINGSECRETFLY" SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 10TH RACE AT RP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT RP THAT AMANDA LYNN TONGAY SHALL BE SUSPENDED FOR A TOTAL OF 15 DAYS FROM TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020, THROUGH TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020, (TIME SERVED) AND FINED $500.00.

FURTHERMORE, THE QUARTER HORSE "TEMPTINGSECRETFLY" IS ORDERED DISQUALIFIED FROM 3RD PLACE AND REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 10TH RACE AT RP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018.

FINE HAS NOT BEEN PAID.

Name: FRANCISCO SANTILLAN Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20-WRD-051 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/15/2020 Suspension End: 10/14/2020
Ruling Text: TRAINER APPLICANT FRANCISCO SANTILLAN, HAVING FAILED TO PASS THE TRAINER'S TEST REQUIRED BY THE OHRC, IS HEREBY INELIGIBLE TO RETEST FOR A TRAINER LICENSE FOR 30 DAYS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 THROUGH OCTOBER 14 ,2020.

TRAINER APPLICANTS HAVING FAILED THE TRAINER'S TEST REQUIRED BY THE OHRC, AND THEN TRAVELING OUT OF OKLAHOMA TO OBTAIN A TRAINER LICENSE WITHIN 365 DAYS OF FAILING THE TEST, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO RE-TAKE AND PASS THE OKLAHOMA TRAINER TEST PRIOR TO BEING LICENSED IN OKLAHOMA, UNLESS THE BOS AT THE TRACKS WHERE THE ORIGINAL TEST WAS GIVEN DETERMINES OTHERWISE.

Name: ANDREW RUBEN SAMANIEGO Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-054 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/2020 Suspension End: 9/19/2020
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ANDREW SAMANIEGO, HAVING PLED "NO CONTEST" TO A VIOLATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, RIDING RULES, AND CARELESS RIDING. DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 10TH RACE AT FMT ON SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020, JOCKEY ANDREW SAMANIEGO ALLOWED HIS MOUNT #1 "BAD PARTNER" TO INTERFERE WITH OR IMPEDE ANOTHER HORSE IN THE RACE, RESULTING IN DISQUALIFICATION.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT FMT THAT ANDREW SAMANIEGO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES FOR 2 DAYS. THE 2 DAY SUSPENSION FROM THE RACE RIDING WILL BE IN EFFECT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AND ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020.

THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION DOES NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED STAKES OR TRIAL RACES PROVIDED THE RIDER IS NAMED ON AT TIME OF ENTRY. EACH DAY OF PARTICIPATION EXTENDS SUSPENSION A LIKE NUMBER OF DAYS.

Name: ANDREW RUBEN SAMANIEGO Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-054-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/2020 Suspension End: 9/19/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 20-FMT-054A - Ruling Final Outcome…MR. SAMANIEGO HAS CHISEN TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT TO RIDE IN HE DESIGNATED TRIAL RACES ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020. THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT FMT THAT ANDREW SAMANIEGO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES FOR TWO RACE DAYS. THE TWO DAY SUSPENSION FROM RACE RIDING WILL BE IN EFFECT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AND ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020.
Name: ALEX CINTRON Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 88-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/21/2020 Suspension End: 9/24/2020
Ruling Text: September 17, 2020

Stewards Ruling 88-2020

Jockey Alex Cintron, DOB: 07/31/1987, RCI ID: 2132197, having appeared before the Board of Stewards at Delaware Park is suspended three (3) racing days, September 21, 23 and 24, 2020 for Excessive use of the Riding Crop (Third Offense) during the second (2) race on September 12, 2020 aboard “Borsa Vento”. A violation of D.T.R.C. Rule 14.18.2. Indiscriminate, excessive, use of an ordinary riding crop on a horse, as determined by the Stewards in their sole discretion, is prohibited.

Name: ERIC RAY REED Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2020-MP-111 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #111 DATE: 9/16/2020 NAME: Eric Reed DOB: 9/12/1964 PERMIT: # 35406 Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Trainer Eric Reed is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Mr. Reed failed to have the horse “Johnny Tiznow” present in the paddock for the 7th race on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, necessitating a late scratch.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: RICHARD HENDRITS Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2020-MP-110 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #110 DATE: 9/16/2020 NAME: Richard Hendriks DOB: 3/5/1964 PERMIT: # 36282 Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Trainer Richard Hendriks is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-44.1 “its breed registration certificate is not on file with the association’s racing secretary one-half (1/2) hour before post time for the first race; the stewards may waive this requirement if the information contained on the registration certificate is otherwise available and the horse is otherwise correctly identified to the steward’s satisfaction; provided that the stewards shall not waive this requirement if the horse is scheduled to start in a claiming race.” Mr. Hendriks failed to have the foal registration papers on file with the Racing Secretary’s office for the horse “Sandy Lane Kitten” for the running of the 1st race on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: NICK ANTHONY CLEGG Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2020-NDP-172 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/22/2020 Suspension End: 9/26/2020
Ruling Text:
Mr. Clegg engaged in a physical altercation with another license outside the paddock after race 5 on 9/6/20. His action was against the best interest of racing. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10)  12-99  17-29(A)(5)  17-99
Name: Luis Robles Castillo Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20078 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Luis Rubles-Castillo is assessed a civil penalty of $100 for violation of the Covid-19 policies (for not appearing with a wristband in the Receiving Barn for the Fifth Race on September 3, 2020) in effect by the Minnesota Racing Commission and Canterbury Park for the 2020 season. Wearing masks and daily wristbands are mandatory for all licensees including, but not limited to, owners, trainers and assistant trainers, jockeys and jockey agents, exercise riders and pony persons, grooms and hotwalkers, veterinarians and veterinarian assistants, assistant starters, valets and racing officials, MRC staff and Canterbury Park racing personnel. Masks and wristbands must be worn for pre-race inspections, in the Test Barn and Receiving Barn, in the Paddock and walking ring, when accompanying a horse to the starting gate and while in the Winner's Circle.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp.1.A. - General authority of stewards; Subp. 3.A.4. - Criteria and basis for stewards' decision. 7897.0130 (Schedule of fines) Subp 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: Jacqueline Zepeda Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20079 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Jacqueline Zepeda is assessed a civil penalty of $100 for violation of the Covid-19 policies (for not appearing with a wristband in the Receiving Barn for the Fifth Race on September 3, 2020) in effect by the Minnesota Racing Commission and Canterbury Park for the 2020 season. Wearing masks and daily wristbands are mandatory for all licensees including, but not limited to, owners, trainers and assistant trainers, jockeys and jockey agents, exercise riders and pony persons, grooms and hotwalkers, veterinarians and veterinarian assistants, assistant starters, valets and racing officials, MRC staff and Canterbury Park racing personnel. Masks and wristbands must be worn for pre-race inspections, in the Test Barn and Receiving Barn, in the Paddock and walking ring, when accompanying a horse to the starting gate and while in the Winner's Circle.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp.1.A. - General authority of stewards; Subp. 3.A.4. - Criteria and basis for stewards' decision. 7897.0130 (Schedule of fines) Subp 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: Araceli R Weekley Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20080 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Araceli Weekley is assessed a civil penalty of $100 for violation of the Covid-19 policies (for not appearing with a wristband in the Receiving Barn for the Second Race on September 8, 2020) in effect by the Minnesota Racing Commission and Canterbury Park for the 2020 season. Wearing masks and daily wristbands are mandatory for all licensees including, but not limited to, owners, trainers and assistant trainers, jockeys and jockey agents, exercise riders and pony persons, grooms and hotwalkers, veterinarians and veterinarian assistants, assistant starters, valets and racing officials, MRC staff and Canterbury Park racing personnel. Masks and wristbands must be worn for pre-race inspections, in the Test Barn and Receiving Barn, in the Paddock and walking ring, when accompanying a horse to the starting gate and while in the Winner's Circle.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp.1.A. - General authority of stewards; Subp. 3.A.4. - Criteria and basis for stewards' decision. 7897.0130 (Schedule of fines) Subp 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: Andrew Dermott Wright Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-WUD-1 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Hra Rule Misuse of whip
Name: Andrew Dermott Wright Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-WUD-1-FO Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-WUD-1 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JOHN MICHAEL MCINTYRE Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: 739H21 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/16/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee John McIntyre is under FULL SUSPENSION for failure to pay fine ($300) Issued for Judges Ruling DD-21-20. (see DHRC rule: 10.2.7.6).
Name: DEXTER MILTON DAY CHIEF Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-WUD-2 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering Ineligible horse
Name: DEXTER MILTON DAY CHIEF Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-WUD-2-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-WUD-2 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Trevor Wayne Simpson Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-WUD-3 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HRA Rules Causing interference in Race causing Disqualification
Name: Trevor Wayne Simpson Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-WUD-3-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-WUD-3 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: LAURO ALEJANDRO TERRAZAS Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2020-DAA-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Lauro A. Terrazas was duly notified, and being represented by his Trainer Dayson LaVanway who waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 13, 2020. The hearing was in regard to a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (a class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E397293 taken from the 6th place finisherSwizzlon Moments” following the 4th race, on August 21, 2020, at Albuquerque Downs Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 44.3 +/- 0.7 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 the trainer.

Dayson LaVanway was the trainer of record for the horse “Swizzlon Moments” at the time of the violation.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Lauro A. Terrazas First Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period. The Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

  1. The horse “Swizzlon Moments” is hereby disqualified from sixth place and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on August 21, 2020 at the Downs of Albuqurque racetrack for all but pari-mutuel wagering.

The purse redistribution is as follows

                    1. Y You So Mean
                    2. Dashin N Blazin
                    3. Blazin Version
                    4. Splish Splash Flash
                    5. Mr See You
                    6. Amalia Marie
                    7. Hehasitall
                    8. Moonlight Secrets
                    9. Mr Izonia
Unplaced: Swizzlon Moments

2. The horse “Swizzlon Moments” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to enter.

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)(1) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible/ 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment 2/ 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

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 or cashier's check. Last date of appeal : September 23, 2020

Name: Christopher Chase Moore Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-11 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC.26 (1)--FAILURE TO OBEY STARTERS ORDERS REGARDING APPROACHING STARTING GATE.
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CENT-40 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: hra Rule 458-2(1)(b) - Urging rule
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CENT-40-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-CENT-40 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: RANDAL LEE JERRELL Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-12 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC.26 (10)€--CROSSING OVER BEFORE START.
Name: BRIAN J SEARS Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-13 Ruling Type: Failure to Drive When Programmed
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:060 SEC (2)--FAILURE TO DRIVE 3 RACES.
Name: MARK J MACDONALD Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-14 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC 9 (3)---WHIPPING IN AN EXCESSIVE AND INDISCRIMINATE MANNER USING OTHER THAN WRIST AND MINIMAL ELBOW MOVEMENT. STAKE RACE--FIRST 2020 KHRC VIOLATION.
Name: TREVOR GENE SMITH Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-15 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC 9 (3)---WHIPPING IN AN EXCESSIVE AND INDISCRIMINATE MANNER USING OTHER THAN WRIST AND MINIMAL ELBOW MOVEMENT. FIRST 2020 KHRC VIOLATION.
Name: JAMES EDWARD STILTNER Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-16 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC 9 (3)--WHIPPING IN AN EXCESSIVE AND INDISCRIMINATE MANNER USING OTHER THAN WRIST AND MINIMAL ELBOW MOVEMENT. FIRST 2020 KHRC VIOLATION.
Name: MARCUS MELANDER Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-17 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:060 SEC 20 (a) (b)--FAILURE TO HONOR DECLARATION.
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CENT-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/16/2020 Suspension End: 9/23/2020
Ruling Text: Fail Drug Test - 10 days Driving only (Marijuana)
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CENT-42-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/16/2020 Suspension End: 9/23/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-CENT-42 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-18 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC 9 (3)--WHIPPING IN AN EXCESSIVE AND INDISCRIMINATE MANNER USING OTHER THAN WRIST AND MINIMAL ELBOW MOVEMENT. FIRST 2020 KHRC VIOLATION.
Name: JOSEPH BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-19 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC 9 (3)--WHIPPING IN AN EXCESSIVE AND INDISCRIMINATE MANNER USING OTHER THAN WRIST AND MINIMAL ELBOW MOVEMENT. FIRST 2020 KHRC VIOLATION.
Name: EDGAR D HERRERA Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-10 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC.26 (10)(g)-- FAILURE TO STAY IN POSITION BEFORE START.
Name: James Dean Gray Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CENT-41 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HRA Rule 458-2(1)(b) Urging Rule
Name: James Dean Gray Ruling Date: 9/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CENT-41-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-CENT-41 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JASON ROBERT THOMPSON Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2020-NDP-170 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. Thompson was late for the post parade of race 4 on 9/13/20. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50  14-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 9/21/20 you may be suspended and or license revoked by the commission.
Name: SARAH CHRISTINE PITTS Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2020-PRM-43 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A hearing was scheduled for Practicing Veterinarian Christy Pitts on September 11, 2020 for failing to comply in providing accurate information upon the request of a commission representative.

Specifically, in early July 2020 the stewards and State Veterinarian, Dr. John Sweeney, met with Dr. Pitts to discuss her failing to submit daily veterinary treatment logs in a timely manner. Dr. Pitts said she was aware of the importance of these logs and said she would comply. On September 11, 2020, Dr. Sweeney testified that Dr. Pitts was a good veterinarian but was concerned and could not express enough the importance of having the daily veterinary treatment logs turned in within 24 hours as this information is important to the health and welfare of the horses that race. He also testified that the other practicing Veterinarians that are licensed and working at Prairie Meadows are submitting their daily veterinary treatment logs in in a timely manner.

The Board of Stewards entered into the administrative file Exhibit A: A Veterinary Log Timeline that included “Sheet Dates” and the “Turned in Date.”

Dr. Pitts testified that she does not dispute the evidence but only explains that she has to choose between attending to her patients and doing her job diligently or keeping up with the detailed notes she puts in her paperwork (specifically noting each stifle she injects and the number of milligrams used, etc.) She admitted she was trying to get any injections or x-ray logs turned in before the horse(s) ran but a couple had slipped through the cracks.

The Board of Stewards finds practicing Veterinarian Christy Pitts in violation and 491 IAC 6.5(3)(g) for failing to comply with any request for information or any order or ruling issued by a commission representative pertaining to a racing, gaming, sports wagering or internet fantasy sports matter. Therefore, the Board of Stewards hereby fines practicing Veterinarian, Christy Pitts, five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Name: NAVIN NAURAM MANGALEE Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 86-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2020 Suspension End: 9/17/2020
Ruling Text: September 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling 86-2020

Jockey Navin Mangalee, DOB: 11/16/1982, RCI ID: 2123662, having appeared before the Board of Stewards at Delaware Park is fined the sum of $500 and suspended three (3) racing days, September 14, 16 and 17, 2020 for Excessive use of the Riding Crop (Third Offense) during the fifth (5) race on September 10, 2020 aboard “Woodhaven Kid”. A violation of D.T.R.C. Rule 14.18.2. Indiscriminate, excessive, use of an ordinary riding crop on a horse, as determined by the Stewards in their sole discretion, is prohibited.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: DAVID MARTINEZ BENITEZ Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-EMD-49 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, David Martinez is hereby assessed a fine of $50.00 for failing to handle his business in a proper manner regarding a change of equipment in the fourth race on Thursday August 27, 2020 on the horse Dropyourbuffs. The fine is due within seven days of service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-44-010 WAC 260-40-075 (2)

Name: MANNY ORTIZ Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-EMD-50 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 a Stewards conference was scheduled with trainer Manny Ortiz for smoking in a restricted area. Mr. Ortiz waived his rights to a formal stewards' conference and agreed to pay the assessed fine of $100.00.

WAC 260-20-30

Name: RICHARD JOSEPH HENDRIKS Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 87-2020 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: September 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling 87-2020

Trainer Richard Hendriks, DOB: 03/05/1964, RCI ID: 2127844, is fined the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for scratching the horse “Lexatoga” from the fifth (5th) race on Monday, September 14,2020, at Delaware Park, after entering to race on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Parx Racing, during the five day entry period. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1, 3.4.1.15, and 11.14.1.5. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: CLINTON TYLER CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2020-PRM-42 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Owner/Trainer Clinton Crawford is fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) for failing to notify the Board of Stewards that he would be absent for more than five days and designate a substitute trainer that would have care, custody and control of his horses or have an assistant trainer.
Name: Dayson LaVanway Ruling Date: 9/13/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2020-DAA-41 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Dayson LaVanway; having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on September 13,2020 to waive his rights to a hearing in regard to a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (a class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E397293 taken from the 6th place finisherSwizzlon Moments” following the 4th race, on August 21, 2020, at Albuquerque Downs Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 44.3 +/- 0.7 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 trainer. Lauro A. Terrazas is the owner of record for horse “Swizzlon Moments

Aggravating Circumstances high level of medication.

For Dayson LaVanway’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 October 13, 2020, 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. MMV POINTS ADDED = 1 Total Points = 1
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. 15.2.6.9 (O)Multiple Medication Violations (MMV): A trainer who receives a penalty for a medication violation based upon a horse testing positive for a class 1-5 medication with penalty class A-C, as provided in the version of the ARCI "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances" listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, or similar state regulatory guidelines, shall be assigned.

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 or cashier's check. Last date of appeal : September 23, 2020

Name: BRIAN COBOS-BARRAZA Ruling Date: 9/13/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2020-DAA-39 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Brian Cobos Barraza, was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 12, 2020. The hearing was in regard to Brian Cobos Barrazas’ excessive use of the whip on his mount “Pretty Boy Ar” during the running of the 1st race on September 11, 2020, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Brian Cobos Barraza in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 1, 2020, 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 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 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) – 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 15.2.1.9(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

Name: BEN L DELONG Ruling Date: 9/11/2020
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2020-MP-109 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #109 DATE: 9/11/2020 NAME: Ben Delong DOB: 11/4/1985 PERMIT: # 34407 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: A hearing was scheduled on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6:15 pm for violation of WV Rule of Racing #178-1-26.3.g (Failure to be present in the paddock for saddling at the appointed time for the 7th race on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.) Mr. Delong was hand delivered a notice of hearing which he signed but did not attend hearing. After hearing evidence in the hearing, Mr. Delong is found to be in violation of said rule and is fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: ANTHONY ROBERT FULCO Ruling Date: 9/11/2020
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2020-CT-52 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/10/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Fulco’s license has been summarily suspended as of September 10, 2020 pending the outcome of a Board of Stewards hearing. During the suspension Mr. Fulco will be denied his privileges to all grounds under the jurisdictions of the West Virginia Racing Commission. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: JOSE ANTONIO SILVA Ruling Date: 9/11/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20084 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Jose Silva Jr. is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for failing to comply with the mandatory participation rule governing the conduct of the Mortality Review Committee when the Committee met on September 10, 2020 at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 Authority and Duties of Stewards. Subp. 1.A. General authority of stewards. 7891.0120 Mortality Review Committee. Subp. 2. Participation. 7897.0130 Schedule of Fines. Subp. 1. Imposition of fines; Subp.2.B. Categories of violations; Subp. 3.A.B.C.D.; Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines.

Name: JOEL ROSARIO Ruling Date: 9/10/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Kentucky Downs
Ruling Number: #20-0061 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2020 Suspension End: 9/18/2020
Ruling Text:

Jockey: Joel Rosario (D.O.B. 1/4/1985)

After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Joel Rosario who rode BLAME DEBBIE in the tenth race at Kentucky Downs on September 9, 2020, is hereby suspended three (3) racing days, September 16 through September 18, 2020 (inclusive) for careless riding in the stretch that resulted in the disqualification of his mount.

810 KAR 4:040 Section 12 810 KAR 4:040 Section 13

By Order of the Stewards

Name: OSCAR VILLAREAL Ruling Date: 9/10/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Kentucky Downs
Ruling Number: #20-0062 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/10/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Unlicensed Exercise Rider: Oscar Villareal (D.O.B. 3/29/1995)

Oscar Villareal is hereby suspended and ineligible to obtain a future license pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards regarding his current pending criminal charges (arrest that occurred on September 8, 2020). During his suspension and while unlicensed Mr. Villareal is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

810 KAR 3:020 Section 15, subsection (1)(c)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: CERAPIO FIGUEROA Ruling Date: 9/10/2020
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-EMD-53 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Thursday September 10, 2020, a ruling conference was held with jockey Cerapio Figueroa, at which time testimony was heard and a review of the video was conducted. Accordingly, Cerapio Figueroa is hereby assessed a fine of Two Hundred ($200.00) for careless riding while aboard #5 Licorice Drop Pops during the running of the eighth race on Wednesday September 9, 2020. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-52-040 (5)

JOCKEY CHALLENGE You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seventy two (72) hours of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seventy two (72) hours or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seventy two (72) hours, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: JAMES WESLEY WOOTEN Ruling Date: 9/10/2020
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-EMD-54 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On September 10, 2020, a Steward's conference was held with jockey James Wooten regarding allegations of using improper language following the running of the eighth race on September 9, 2020. Evidence was submitted and testimony taken. Accordingly, the WHRC board of stewards hereby assess a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) for disturbing the peace (improper language). The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-80-140

You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seventy two (72) hours of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seventy two (72) hours or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seventy two (72) hours, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed. WAC 260-24-510 (3, k)

Name: Nakia Lee Ramirez Ruling Date: 9/10/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20081 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Nakia Ramirez is assessed a civil penalty of $200 for excessive use of the riding crop while striking her mount, "Johnee B", more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the Twelfth Race on September 9, 2020 (first whip rule violation during the 2020 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A. - General authority of stewards. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C - Use of riding crop. 7897.0130 (Schedule of fines) Subp 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: ADRIAN E HUITRON Ruling Date: 9/9/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24030 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ambroxol, reported by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory at 9.805ng/ml in post-race urine of sample DD58960 taken from “LLMaleddia,” the winner of race 3, August 14, 2020, at Delta Downs. Upon notification Trainer Adrian Huitron waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. The stewards concluded that sample DD58960 contained Ambroxol and this is considered an Ordinary Violation of an ARCI Category IV Drug. Trainer Adrian Huitron is hereby fined the sum of $1000 for a third ARCI category IV or V drug violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.“LLMaleddia,” is disqualified and declared unplaced, In the opinion of the stewards the penalty imposed is insufficient therefore this case is referred to the Louisiana State Racing for further review and action.
Name: Jacob Gordon Cutting Ruling Date: 9/9/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20084 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jacob Cutting was the driver of #1 She's A ShowStopper in race 3 on 9/8/20, Mr Cutting is issued a $300 fine for not obeying the wrist action only rule, this is Mr Cuttings 2nd whip violation Mn 7884.0260 subp 2, T 5 Wrist Action Mn 7879.0200 subp 1A Stewards General Authority Mn 78970130 subp 6 Schedule of Fines Mn Statutes 240.03 240.13 240.23 240.24 240.29
Name: ROBERT F. ZIRCHER Ruling Date: 9/9/2020
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2020-MP-108 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #108 DATE: 9/9/2020 TO: Robert Zircher DOB: 6/7/1951 PERMIT #: 37464 Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Industrial Laboratories reported sample #E338630 taken from the horse “Pure Moment” which finished 1st in the 9th race on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 did contain Naproxen confirmed in blood. Naproxen is a class 4 drug carrying a C penalty. Mr. Zircher waived his right to a hearing and elected not to send a split sample. The Board of Stewards concludes that Mr. Zircher has violated section 178-1-49.4.a.1 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule, 178 C.S.R.1. This medication/prohibited substance violation is the permit holders first violation in a 365-day period for medication/prohibited substance carrying a C penalty. The permit holder has accumulated (0) zero points under the multiple medication violation point system prior to this ruling. The points assessed for this medication/prohibited substance violation are (1) one, giving a total of (1) one points pursuant to section 178-1-49.3.m of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules. Based on the guidelines set forth in table 178-1 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules, the Board of Stewards hereby fine Mr. Zircher one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars

The horse “Pure Moment” is disqualified from all purse monies and the purse is to be redistributed as follows: 1st) Tapizar King 2nd) White Russian 3rd) Waltersram 4th) Jerry the Bull 5th) Perfectly Plain 6th) Desert Frontier 7th) Mecke’s Dynasty

The horseman’s bookkeeper is requested to make the necessary adjustments.

All fines are to be paid within seven (7) days of imposition as per West Virginia Rule of Racing 178-1-8.5.N. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: GEORGE REIDER Ruling Date: 9/9/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20083 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: George Reider is the trainer of Georgia's Dream,who was in the 1st race on 9/8/20. Georgia's Dream was late to the paddock. Mr Reider was issued a $100 fine Mn 7884.0220 subp 1 Horse to be in Paddock Mn 7879.0200 subp 1A Stewards General Authority Mn 78970130 subp 6 Schedule of Fines Mn Statutes 240.03 240.29
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 9/7/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20079 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Nick Roland was the driver of #3 TeachMeHowToTory in the 4th race on 9/6/20, TeachMeHowToTory did go inside the pylon at the top of the stretch, during the stretch drive, TeachMeHowToTory finished 4th was placed 5th and Mr Roland was issued a $200 fine. Mn 7884.0260 subp 11 Mn 7879.0200 subp 1A Stewards General Authority Mn 7897.0130 subp 6 Schedule of Fines Mn Statutes 240.03 240.13 240.23 240.24
Name: LEMOYNE DALE SVENDSEN Ruling Date: 9/7/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20081 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Lemoyne Svendsen was the driver of #7 Crusin For You in the 6th race on 9/6/20, Mr Svendsen did change course and caused interference to #4 Lincoln during the stretch drive. Crusin For You finished 3rd was placed 4th . Mr Svendsen was issued a $300 fine. This is Mr Svendsens 2nd driving violation at this meet. Mn 7884.0260 subp 2, A Mn 7879.0200 subp 1A Stewards General Authority Mn 7897.0130 subp 6 Schedule of fines Mn Statutes 240.03 240.13 240.23 240.24
Name: CHRIS JOHN SCICLUNA Ruling Date: 9/7/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20082 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/12/2020 Suspension End: 9/15/2020
Ruling Text: Chris Scicluna was the driver of #9 Captain Cut Throat in the 8th race on 9/6/20, Captain Cut Throat took up abruptly near the 1/4 mile marker, interfering with #7 Platinum Time and causing confusion to all the trailing horses. Captain Cut Throat finished 2nd was placed 9th . Mr Scicluna was issued a $300 fine or 3 days suspension, the 3 days must be consecutive race days at the 2020 Running Aces meet. Mr Scicluna chose the 3 day suspension, those days are 9/12-13-15/20 Mn 7884.0260 subp 2, I Conduct after word go is given Mn 7879.0200 subp 1A Stewards General Authority Mn 7897.0130 subp 6 Schedule of fines Mn Statutes 240.03 240.13 240.23 240.24
Name: EDWIN ALBERTO QUEVEDO Ruling Date: 9/7/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20078 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Edwin Quevedo is the trainer of #3 DontCloseYourEyes, who was in the 1st race on 9/6/20, DontCloseYourEyes arrived late to the paddock Mr Quevedo is issued a $100 fine

MN7884.0220 subp1 Horse to be in Paddock Mn 7897.0100 subp 7 Failure to obey Mn 7879.0200 subp 1A Stewards General Authority Mn 7897.0130 subp 6 Schedule of fines Mn Statutes 240.03 240.13 240.23 240.24

Name: Aubrie Green Ruling Date: 9/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24028 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/10/2020 Suspension End: 9/16/2020
Ruling Text: Suspended from riding races for seven calendar days September 10, 2020, through September 16, 2020 inclusive, for careless riding, while aboard Top Ten Duchess during the running of race 1 September 1, 2020 at Louisiana Downs, resulting in the disqualification of her mount from fourth to last place. Allowed to ride in designated races. Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.

Name: IGNALIO URIBE CAMBRAY Ruling Date: 9/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24027 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late to the paddock with his scheduled starter for the fourth race at Louisiana Downs on September 2, 2020.
Name: BRIAN NOVAK Ruling Date: 9/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 79-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/5/2020 Suspension End: 9/14/2020
Ruling Text: September 5, 2020

Stewards Ruling 79-2020

Owner Brian Novak DOB: 07/23/1967, RCI ID: 1884693, is suspended for failing to fulfill his license application requirements as required by the D.T.R.C. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.6 and 3.4.1.3 (Stewards Duties).

Name: BRIAN NOVAK Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 79-2020-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/5/2020 Suspension End: 9/14/2020
Ruling Text: September 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling: DEL 79-2020 - Restored to Good Standing

(Amendment): Owner Brian Novak, after fulfilling his license requirements is restored to good standings.

Name: KERRY NOVAK Ruling Date: 9/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 80-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/5/2020 Suspension End: 9/14/2020
Ruling Text: September 5, 2020

Stewards Ruling 80-2020

Owner Kerry Novak DOB: 02/02/1972, RCI ID: 1881341, is suspended for failing to fulfill her license application requirements as required by the D.T.R.C. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.6 and 3.4.1.3 (Stewards Duties).

Name: KERRY NOVAK Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 80-2020-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/5/2020 Suspension End: 9/14/2020
Ruling Text: September 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling: DEL 80-2020 - Restored to Good Standing

(Amendment): Owner Kerry Novak, after fulfilling her license requirement is restored to good standings.

Name: NAVIN NAURAM MANGALEE Ruling Date: 9/3/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 74-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: September 3, 2020

Stewards Ruling 74-2020

Jockey Navin Mangalee DOB: 11/16/1982, RCI ID: 2123662 is fined $500 for Excessive use of a Riding Crop during the running of the third (3) race aboard Don’t Charge It at Delaware Park on August 31, 2020. A violation of DTRC Rule # 14.18.2.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: JOHN LACEY STAHLIN Ruling Date: 9/3/2020
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2020-CT-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On September 3, 2020, the Board of Stewards offered a hearing to Owner/Trainer, John L. Stahlin, Permit #33351, DOB 11/11/1946 to which he waived his right to a hearing regarding a medication violation pertaining to his horse “Homemade Moonshine” who finished first (1st) in the eighth (8th) race on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The Stewards hereby find the following: The official blood sample #E363619, taken on 08/20/20 was reported by Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory, to contain Methocarbamol which is a Class 4 drug, with a C Penalty, designation. The permissible threshold for Methocarbamol is 1 ng/ml in plasma or serum. Sample #E363619 contained 6.9 +/- 0.2 ng/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for this drug. The sample was taken from the Six (6) horse, “Homemade Moonshine”, which ran in the 8th Race on 08/20/20, finishing first. Mr. Stahlin elected not to have a split sample tested. Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 24.11.o, The Stewards are authorized to take disciplinary action against a permit holder for violating any provision of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule. Pursuant to section 51.1.a, of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule, 178 W.Va.C.S.R.1: “The trainer is the absolute insurer of and responsible for the condition of the horses he or she enters in an official workout or a race, regardless of the acts of third parties. If testing or analysis of urine, blood or other bodily substances or tissues prove positive showing the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or substance, the trainer of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined. In addition, the owner of the horse, the foreman in charge of the horse, the groom, and any other person shown to have had the care, attendance of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined.” Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 49.4.a.2., a finding by a Racing 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. Prohibited substances included controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations as set forth in the Association of Racing Commissioners International Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, Version 3.2., contained in Table 178-1 F of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, Table 178-1 F, the post-race threshold for Methocarbamol is 1 ng/ml in plasma or serum. Because the amount of Methocarbamol in “Homemade Moonshine” exceeded the acceptable threshold set forth in Table 178-1 F, Mr. Stahlin may be held responsible and his occupational permit disciplined pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, sections 49.4.a.2. and 51.1.a. The Methocarbamol positive in “Homemade Moonshine” is Mr. Stahlin’s First Offense in this category for a medication/substance violation in a 365 days period. The permit holder has accumulated 0 points under the multiple medication violation point system. Mr. Stahlin is assessed ½ point for this Methocarbamol medication/substance violation pursuant to section 49.3.m. of 178 of W.Va.C.S.R.1. The Stewards determine the appropriate penalty for the underlying offense on a case by case basis by considering mitigating and aggravating factors. The following is an analysis of the factors set forth in section 49.1 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule:
  1. (Mitigating) The Permit holder’s past record: The permit holder has no violations in the last 365 days
  2. (Mitigating) The potential of the drug to influence the horse’s racing performance: Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 49.2.d, Class 4 drugs may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. This is a mitigating factor although it is always of concern to the Stewards when a horse tests in excess of a threshold set forth in the Thoroughbred Racing Rule inasmuch as such thresholds are designed to ensure that horses aren’t racing under the effects of the medication, to allow a state veterinarian conducting a pre-race examination to have as clean a look at the horse as is possible to make sure that the horse does not have some condition that would cause it to harm itself if it races, and to ensure the integrity of racing so that horse’s aren’t racing under the effect of a medication that could affect performance.
  3. (Mitigating) The legal availability of the drug: Methocarbamol is legally available.
  4. Whether there is reason to believe the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug or intentional administered the drug: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this matter it was not established whether or not the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug, or the circumstances under which the drug may have been given. Therefore this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  5. The steps taken by the trainer to safeguard the horse: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this case it is unknown what efforts the trainer made to ensure that the treatment of the horse with Methocarbamol was done within the withdrawal guidelines and dosing specifications set forth in 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, Table 178-1 F, so as to avoid a positive. Therefore this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  6. The probability of environmental contamination exposure due to human use: This factor is not applicable to this case.
  7. The purse of the race: The race in question was a Claiming race with a $11,000 purse. The Stewards place no weight, either aggravating or mitigating, based upon the purse in this case.
  8. Whether the drug found was one for which the horse was receiving as a treatment as documented by the treating veterinarian licensed to practice in West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this matter it was not established whether or not the horse was being treated by a veterinarian with Methocarbamol. Therefore, this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  9. Whether there was any suspicious betting pattern in the race: There is no evidence of a suspicious betting pattern in this case and therefore, this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  10. Whether the trainer was acting under the advice of a veterinarian licensed to practice in West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this matter it was not established whether or not the horse was being treated with Methocarbamol by a veterinarian. Therefore, this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.

Based on the above, the Stewards hereby impose the following penalty for the underlying offense: Mr. Stahlin’s horse “Homemade Moonshine” will be disqualified from all purse money and Mr. Stahlin will have a total of ½ points on his record. With the Methocarbamol positive being the first medication violation in 365 day. Mr. Stahlin is fined $1000 dollars. The horse “Homemade Moonshine” is disqualified from all purse money; The distribution is as follows. 1. #8 Man of Chrome 2. #3 Dusky 3. #5 U. S. Millennium 4. #9 Thisisthetimetowin 5. #7 Village Prince 6. #4 Battle Royale

All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00

Name: FLOYD LES SULLIVAN Ruling Date: 9/2/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-053 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: AFTER FINISHING 2ND INT EH 11TH RACE AT FMT ON FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020, THE QUARTER HORSE "SULLYS DASH" HAD A POSITIVE TEST RESUT IN SERUM FOR THE SUBSTANCE METHYLPREDNISOLONE.

AFTER BEING NOTIFIED OF THE SUBSTANCE VIOLATION, MR. SULLIVAN CHOSE TO WAIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A SPLIT, PLEAD "NO CONTEST", AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT FMT THAT FLOYD SULLIVAN IS HEREBY FINED $1000.00.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT "SULLYS DASH" BE DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE IN THE 11TH RACE AT FMT ON FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020 AND IT IS ALSO ORDERED THAT THE QUARTER HORSE "SULLYS DASH", AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OWNER AND/OR TRAINER, MUST WORK IN FROINT OF A COMMISSION VETERINARIAN AND MUST PASS A COMMISSION-APPROVED EXAMINATION BEFORE BECOMING ELIGIBLE TO RUN.

THE HORSE "SULLYS DASH" SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED.

THE FINE HAS NOT BEEN PAID.

Name: FLOYD LES SULLIVAN Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-053-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20-FMT-053A - Ruling Final Outcome…FINE HAS BEEN PAID WITH CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $1000.00.
Name: KELSI RAELYNNE HARR Ruling Date: 9/2/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20069 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey Kelsi Harr is assessed a civil penalty of $200 for excessive use of the riding crop while striking her mount, "Sweet Carol Line", more than three times without pausing during the stretch run of the Seventh Race on August 25, 2020 (first three-strike rule violation during the 2020 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp.1. A. - General authority of stewards 7883.0160 (Post to Finish). Subp 6a. C. - Use of riding crop. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6 Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: JOSEPH BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 9/1/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-9 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 Sec 9 (3) ---WHIPPING IN AN EXCESSIVE AND INDESCRIMINATE MANNER USING OTHER THAN WRIST AND MINIMAL ELBOW MOVEMENT. FIRST 2020 KHRC VIOLATION
Name: JOSEPH BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-9-FO Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-RM-9 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MICHAEL W JOHNSON Ruling Date: 9/1/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2020-BP-22 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Mike W.Johnson D.O.B. 11/08/1976, is hereby fined Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for issuing a N.S.F. check to the O.S.R.C. for his 2020 License application. Violated O.S.R.C. Rule # 3769-4-24, O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-26 and #3769-744 (C)

Fine to be paid within Forty-Eight (48) hours as per O.S.R.C. Rule # 3769-7-35.

Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 8/31/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20070 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/8/2020 Suspension End: 9/10/2020
Ruling Text: Jockey Ry Eikleberry is suspended three racing days, Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and Thursday, September 10, 2020, for careless riding as his mount "Tabia" first came out two paths under left-handed riding crop use, then ducked out when struck again in the late stretch knocking "Gatito" off stride during the running of the Eighth Race on August 26, 2020. "Tabia" was disqualified from first and placed second.

During the period of suspension, Mr. Eikleberry is permitted to ride in designated stakes races but then must serve an addditional day of suspension.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A. B. and C. - General authority of stewards. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6.A. D. - Interference and willful fouling.

Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 8/31/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20070-ASG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/8/2020 Suspension End: 9/10/2020
Ruling Text: RE: C20070 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 9/10/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20070-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/8/2020 Suspension End: 9/10/2020
Ruling Text: RE: C20070 - Ruling Final Outcome STATE OF MINNESOTA FOR THE MINNESOTA RACING COMMISSION

In the Matter of Appeal of Ry Eikleberry Appeal of Stewards’ Ruling #C20070 FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND ORDER

This matter arises from Ry Eikleberry’s (“Eikleberry”) appeal of Stewards’ Ruling C20070 (“the Ruling”), in which Eikleberry was suspended for three racing days for a violation of Minn. R. 7883.0160, subps. 6A, and 6D. Pursuant to the Notice of Appeal Hearing dated August 31, 2020, the matter came on for hearing before a 3-member appeal panel of the Minnesota Racing Commission (“Panel”) pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.01550, on September 2, 2020. The Panel was comprised of Commission members James Lane, III (Chair), Barbara Colombo, and Camille McArdle. The Panel was represented by Assistant Attorney General William Young. The Stewards were represented by Commission General Counsel E. Joseph Newton. Eikleberry appeared pro se. The Stewards offered into evidence five exhibits: (1) a copy of the program page for the eighth race at Canterbury Park on August 26, 2020; (2) the Equibase chart results for the eighth race at Canterbury Park on August 26, 2020; (3) the Stewards’ Daily Report for the August 26, 2020 race day; (4) Stewards’ Ruling 20070; and (5) three videos of the August 26, 2020 eighth race and one video of the June 30, 2020 fifth race at Canterbury Park. Additionally, the record includes Eikleberry’s appeal letter dated August 28, 2020; the MRC’s Acknowledgement of Appeal Hearing Request dated August 28, 2020; the MRC’s Order of Stay dated August 28, 2020; and the Notice of Appeal Hearing dated August 31, 2020. Following the hearing, the Panel deliberated in closed session. By rule, the Panel must issue its written decision within ten days of the Hearing, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, based on the record and must include the Panel’s findings of fact and conclusions on all material issues. Minn. R. 7897.0160, subp. 2. Based upon the entire record in this matter, including audio recording of the appeal hearing, exhibits submitted by the Stewards, and testimony of the parties and witnesses, the Panel makes its Findings and Conclusions, affirming the Judges’ Ruling R20070, as follows: FINDINGS 1. Eikleberry is “one of the most talented—if not the most talented” jockeys at Canterbury Park. Hooper Test. 2. Chief Steward Hooper explained that a jockey will normally only strike a horse with the riding crop one time in order to straighten a horse. Hooper Test. 3. On August 26, 2020, Eikleberry rode Tabia in the eighth race of day. Down the stretch, Eikleberry struck Tabia on the left side several times. Tabia came out of its path and moved to the right each time it was struck. The last time Eikleberry struck Tabia, it moved to its right and knocked another horse, Gatito, off stride just before the finish line. Tabia crossed the finish line before Gatito. Hooper Test.; Ex. 5. 4. Chief Steward Hooper was on video for the eighth race. Hooper posted an inquiry regarding the contact between Tabia and Gatito shortly before the finish line. Hooper was then contacted by the outrider and learned that Gatito’s jockey, Francisco Arrieta, claimed a foul by Eikleberry. Hooper spoke with both Eikleberry and Arrieta by phone to discuss the race. Eikleberry told him that Tabia was a “big, heavy horse” who was “tough to control.” The stewards decided to disqualify Tabia from first place, and to change the order of finish with Tabia now finishing in second place behind Gatito.1 Hooper Test.; Ex. 4. 5. Eikleberry and Arrieta spoke with the stewards again the next day. After that discussion, the stewards unanimously decided that Eikleberry had ridden carelessly. The stewards reached that conclusion because Eikleberry had struck Tabia multiple times with his left hand despite Tabia coming out of its path each time it was struck. Normally, a horse will move in the direction opposite where it is struck. Thus, a horse struck on the left will move to its right. In the eighth, Tabia moved several lanes right when first struck by Eikleberry. Despite this, Eikleberry again struck Tabia on the left side. Tabia responded by again moving to its right where it collided with Gatito and knocked Gatito off-stride. Hooper Test.; Exs. 4-5. 6. Before the racing season, the stewards informed jockeys that suspensions for careless riding would be for three days earlier this season to match the duration frequently imposed in other Midwestern states. Based upon their determination that Eikleberry rode carelessly, the stewards chose to suspend Eikleberry for three racing days for careless riding. The stewards also granted Eikleberry an exception allowing him to ride stakes races occurring any of those three days. If Eikleberry chose to ride in a stakes race during his suspension, then the suspension would be extended by another day. Hooper Test.; Ex. 4. 7. Eikleberry explained that Tabia has a history of “propping”2 in races when it is leading a race. Because of that history, Eikleberry explained that Tabia is a very difficult horse to ride when in the lead. Eikleberry first rode Tabia in the fifth race on June 30. In that race, Tabia was well ahead of the other horses at the quarter-mile pole when Tabia began propping. Once Tabia saw other horses approaching from behind, it then began running normally again through the finish. Eikleberry Test. 8. In the eighth race on August 26, 2020, Eikleberry hoped to ride Tabia from behind for most of the race to keep the horse from propping. However, Tabia rode into the lead earlier than he expected five-eighths of a mile from the finish line. Eikleberry tried to slow Tabia, but it continued to run in the lead. Tabia began drifting before Eikleberry first hit it with his left hand. At that point, Tabia moved right, but Eikleberry thought he had straightened the horse. Then, Eikleberry said he went to hit Tabia again when the horse ducked into Gatito. Eikleberry Test. 9. Eikleberry also testified that other jurisdictions do not always impose a three-day suspension for careless riding. According to Eikleberry, in other jurisdictions, jockeys may be fined or suspended for a shorter period than three days for such an infraction. Eikleberry Test. 10. Eikleberry appealed the Ruling, and the suspension pursuant to the Ruling was stayed pending the appeal. The Panel convened pursuant to a Notice of Appeal Hearing dated August 31, 2020.

Based upon the foregoing Findings of Fact, together with the remainder of the record in this matter, the Panel now makes the following: CONCLUSIONS 1. The Minnesota Racing Commission (“MRC”) is empowered to regulate horse racing in Minnesota, to supervise the conduct of pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, and to enforce all laws and rules governing horse racing, among other duties. Minn. Stat. § 240.03 (2018). 2. The stewards “shall exercise immediate supervision, control, and regulation of racing . . . on behalf of the commission . . . .” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 1. The powers of the stewards include “the authority to determine all questions, disputes, protests, complaints, or objections concerning racing matters which arise during a race meeting and to enforce such determinations.” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 1B. The stewards also have the duty and responsibility to “consider and review all allegations of misconduct or rule infractions.” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 2A. 3. For careless riding, “a jockey may be fined or suspended, or both, by the stewards according to the nature and seriousness of the offense.” Minn. R. 7883.0160, subp. 6D. 4. “[N]o horse shall cross or weave in front of other horses in such a way as to impede them or constitute or cause interference or intimidation such that it would affect the outcome of the race.” Minn. R. 7883.0160, subp. 6A. 5. A jockey may be suspended for careless riding “according to the nature and seriousness of the offense.” Minn. R. 7883.0160, subp. 6D. 6. Eikleberry had the burden to prove that the Ruling was “clearly erroneous or not supported by applicable law.” Minn. R. 7897.0170, subp. 7. 7. Eikleberry did not meet his burden to show that Ruling was clearly erroneous or not supported by applicable law. Eikleberry struck Tabia on the left side causing it to change lanes to the right. Then, Eikleberry struck Tabia on the left side again. At this point, Tabia again moved to its right and collided with Gatito. Eikleberry’s repeated use of the crop on the left side was careless because he ignored that Tabia moved in the same direction each time the crop was used. While Eikleberry argued that he did not strike Tabia the final time before it moved into Gatito, the stewards finding that he had is not clearly erroneous based upon the Panel’s review of the race videos. 8. The Panel acknowledges that Tabia may be more difficult to ride than a normal horse because of its history of propping. However, repeatedly using the crop on the same side of the horse is unrelated to Tabia’s history of stopping. If Eikleberry had switched hands after he first struck Tabia, there likely would not have been an issue with the horse contacting Gatito. 9. The Panel considered the nature and severity of this violation. The Panel believes that a suspension of three racing days is appropriate. Before the racing meet, the stewards informed jockeys that the sanction for careless riding will be a three-day suspension. Further, the three-day suspension is similar to the sanction imposed for such conduct in other Midwestern states. The Panel does not view Eikleberry’s careless riding as being demonstratively different than other incidents of careless riding committed by other jockeys during this racing season. When Eikleberry struck Tabia on the left side for a third time causing the horse to collide with Gatito, Eikleberry carelessly created a potentially dangerous situation. For that reason, the Panel believes the stewards correctly imposed a three-day suspension in this matter. 10. The appeal of the Ruling to the Commission was made in good faith and was not frivolous. See Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 5.

NOW, THEREFORE, based upon the foregoing Findings, Conclusions, and the entirety of the record in this matter, the Panel issues the following: ORDER 1. That Ruling C20033 is AFFIRMED in its entirety. 2. That pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 5, Eikleberry’s deposit, if any, will be returned.

Dated: September 10, 2020.

Name: TATEN SPOTTED BEAR Ruling Date: 8/31/2020
Jurisdiction: North Dakota Racing Commission Facility: Chippewa Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CPW-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/22/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Taten SpottedBear tested a .25 BAC on his alcohol breath test while working with the Gate Crew on 8-23-2020 at Chippewa Downs. Taten stated that he had been drinking alcoholic beverages throughout the day. Taten failed to show for his hearing on 8/30/2020 and then verbally waived a hearing and agreed to a $100.00 fine to be paid no later than September 21, 2020.
Name: Christopher Chase Moore Ruling Date: 8/28/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-3 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC 26 (1)---FAILURE TO OBEY STARTERS ORDERS REGARDING APPROACHING STARTING GATE
Name: Christopher Chase Moore Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-3-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-RM-3 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: ENRIQUE ALVAYEZ CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2020-BP-21 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/1/2020 Suspension End: 9/15/2020
Ruling Text: A report has been received from O.S.R.C. Analytical Toxicology Laboratory stating that Blood sample # 878428_ taken from the horse "Escalera" in the Fifth (5th) Race on Wednesday July 29,2020 at Belterra Park Race Course. Blood sample # 878428 was found to contain 3-hydroxylidocaine (lidocaine) at a concentration of 40 ± 7 picograms per milliliter of blood plasma. This concentration is greater than the regulatory threshold of 20.0 picograms per milliliter established by the Ohio State Racing Commission for 3- hydroxylidocaine (lidocaine).

As a result of this report, Trainer Enrique A. Calderon waived his right to a formal hearing in the Steward's Office on Thursday August 27,2020.

Trainer Enrique A. Calderon, D.O.B. 1211611959, is hereby fined Five hundred ( $500.) Dollars and suspended fifteen (15) Days from Tuesday September 1,2020, through Tuesday September 15,2020 (inclusive), and a Loss of purse for having a high 3- hydroxylidocaine (lidocaine) in the horse "Escalera" in the Fifth (5th) Race on Wednesday July 29,2020 at Belterra Park Race Course (1st Offense). Violation of O.S.R.C. Rule # 3769-8-01 and Rule # 3769-8-02.

The Horse "Escalera" is hereby disqualified from all purse monies, the Horsemen's bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments, and the Horse shall be ordered unplaced. The Owner (Joseph Czekala), Trainer (Enrique A. Calderon) and the horse (Escalera), shall stand suspended until all monies have been returned as per O.S.R.C. Rule 3769-7-39(A) Rule # 3769-7-45(3) and Rule # 3769-8-01 (B) (13,15,16) and Rule #3769-8- 02.

Name: JUAN MANUEL GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/26/2020
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-EMD-51 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Wednesday, August 26, 2020 a ruling conference was held with jockey Juan Gutierrez at which time testimony was heard and a review of video was conducted. Accordingly, Juan Gutierrez is hereby assessed a fine of $500.00 for allowing his mount, Gold Supply, to come in causing interference to another horse in the stretch, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from third to fourth position, in the eighth race on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

WAC 260-52-040 (3,4,5)

Name: Alexander Gonzalez Ruling Date: 8/26/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 67-2020 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 26, 2020

Stewards Ruling 67-2020

Exercise Rider Alexander Gonzalez, DOB: 01/19/1979, RCI ID: 2161237, having appeared before the Board of Stewards, Mr. Gonzalez is fined the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) for being intoxicated and disorderly in the barn area at Delaware Park on Tuesday, August 24, 2020. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 21.3.1.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.4, and 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: BRAXTEN BRETT BOYD Ruling Date: 8/25/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20074 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 # 1 Glitter N Ginger in the 5th race on 8/23/20 Mr Boyd failed to come up into position at the start. Fine is $50 Mn 7884.0260 subp 1, F Mn 7879.0200 subp 1 A Mn 7897.0130 subp 6 Mn Statutes 240.03 240.23 240.24
Name: JORGE P CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 65-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 24, 2020

Stewards Ruling 65-2020

Jockey Jorge Calderon DOB: 11/26/1974, RCI ID: 1590119 is fined $500 for Excessive use of a Riding Crop during the running of the first (1) race aboard Girl Drama at Delaware Park on August 20, 2020. A violation of DTRC Rule # 14.18.2

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: BRIAN A PEDROZA Ruling Date: 8/22/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 63-2020 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2020 Suspension End: 9/23/2020
Ruling Text: August 22, 2020

Stewards Ruling 63-2020

Jockey Brian Pedroza DOB: 10/23/1991, RCI ID# 1958961, is suspended Five (5) racing days, August 26,27,29,31 and September 2, 2020, for not making his best effort to control and guide his mount leaving the starting gate during the running of the sixth (6) race on August 17, 2020 at Delaware Park. A violation of D.T.R.C. Rule 14.15 and 14.16. Rule (14.15) If a leading horse or any other horse in a race swerves or is ridden to either side so as to interferes with or intimidates or impedes any other horse, it is a foul. If, in the opinion of the Stewards a foul alters the finish of a race, any offending horse “MAY” be disqualified by the Stewards. Rule (14.16). A Jockey “SHALL” be responsible for making his best effort to control and guide his mount in such a way as not to cause a foul. If in the opinion of the Stewards a Jockey does not make his best effort whether intentionally or through carelessness such a Jockey may be penalized at the discretion of the Stewards.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: BRIAN A PEDROZA Ruling Date: 8/22/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 63-2020-ASG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2020 Suspension End: 9/23/2020
Ruling Text: RE: DEL 63-2020 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: BRIAN A PEDROZA Ruling Date: 9/12/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 63-2020-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2020 Suspension End: 9/23/2020
Ruling Text: September 12, 2020

Stewards Ruling DEL 63-2020 - Appeal Withdrawn

Jockey Brian Pedroza, on September 12, 2020 has dropped his right to a hearing before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and has accepted the recommended penalty by the Board of Stewards in ruling 63-2020. Jockey Brian Pedroza is suspended five racing days, September 16, 17, 19, 21 and 23, 2020.

Name: THOMAS L VANBERG Ruling Date: 8/20/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2020-BP-20 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/25/2020 Suspension End: 9/3/2020
Ruling Text: A report has been received from O.S.R.C. Analytical Toxicology Laboratory stating that Blood sample # 878304_ taken from the horse "Paynt Your Eggs" in the First (1st) Race on Tuesday July 7,2020 at Belterra Park Race Course. Blood sample # 878304 was found to contain 3-hydroxylidocaine (lidocaine) at a concentration of 122 ± 7 picograms per milliliter of blood plasma. This concentration is greater than the regulatory threshold of 20.0 picograms per milliliter established by the Ohio State Racing Commission for 3- hydroxylidocaine (lidocaine).

As a result of this report, Owner-trainer Thomas L. VanBerg waived his right to a formal hearing in the Steward's Office on Thursday August 20,2020.

Owner-trainer Thomas L. VanBerg, D.0.B. 0210511969 , is hereby fined Five hundred ( $500.) Dollars and suspended ten (10) Days from Tuesday August 25,2020, through Thrusday September 3,2020 (inclusive), and a Loss of purse for having a high 3- hydroxylidocaine (lidocaine) in the horse "Paynt Your Eggs" in the First (1st) Race on Tuesday July 7,2020 at Belterra Park Race Course (1st Offence). Violation of O.S.R.C. Rule # 3769-8-01 and Rule # 3769-8-02.

The Horse "Paynt Your Eggs" is hereby disqualified from all purse monies, the Horsemen's bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments, and the Horse shall be ordered unplaced. The Owner (JVB Legacy,LLC), Trainer (Thomas L. VanBerg) and the horse (Paynt Your Eggs), shall stand suspended until all monies have been returned as per O.S.R.C. Rule 3769-7-39(A) Rule # 3769-7-45(3) and Rule # 3769-8-01 (B) (13,15,16) and Rule #3769-8-02.

This Ruling does not affect the Mutuel payoff. During his suspension,Thomas L. VanBerg is denied the privileges of the grounds of allracecourses under thejurisdiction of the O.S.R.C••(Backside,Grandstancl and R.aclno)

Name: AMALIO P GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/20/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2020-BP-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A report has been received from O.S.R.C. Analytical Toxicology Laboratory stating that Blood sample # 878366_ taken from the horse "Cigar Box_" which finished first(!s in the Sixth (6th) Race on Thursday July 16,2020 at Belterra Park Race Course. Blood sample # 878366 was found to contain Betamethasone at a concentration of 23+3 picograms per milliliter of plasma. This concentration is greater than the regulatory threshold of 10 picograms per milliliter of plasma adopted by the Ohio State Racing Commission for Betamethasone.

As a result of this report, Mr. Garcia was apprised of his rights and waived his right to a formal hearing and agreed with the stewards finding for penalty.

Owner-trainer Amalio P. Garcia, D.O.B. 11/2911971, is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ( $500.) Dollars , and a Loss of purse for having Betamethasone in the horse "Cigar Box" in the sixth (6th) Race on Thursday July 16 ,2020 at Belterra Park Race Course (First Offence). Violation of O.S.R.C. Rule # 3769-8-01 (B) (13,15 &16) and Rule # 3769- 8-02.

The Horse "Cigar Box" is hereby disqualified from all purse monies, the Horsemen's bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments, and the Horse shall be ordered unplaced. The Owner-trainer (Amalio P.Garcia) and the horse (Cigar Box), shall stand suspended until all monies have been returned as per O.S.R.C. Rule # 3769-7-45 (3) and (B) and Rule # 3769-8-0l(B) (13,15,16).

Name: JAMES K CHAPMAN Ruling Date: 8/20/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2020-BP-19 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer James K.Chapman, D.O.B. 09111/1971, having been properly notified by telephone, and waiving his right to a formal hearing, is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) for bringing the incorrect horse to the paddock in the Eighth (8th) Race, on Wednesday August 19, 2020, necessitating a late scratch and a Mutuel refund.

Violated O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-5-29.

This ruling is written in accordance with: O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24 (Officials Powers), 3769-4-26 (Supervision by Stewards), 3769-4-99 (Penalties commission may impose).

Name: FRANCISCO ARRIETA Ruling Date: 8/19/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20059 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/26/2020 Suspension End: 8/31/2020
Ruling Text: Jockey Francisco Arrieta is suspended Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Thursday, August 27, 2020 and Monday, August 31, 2020, for careless riding as he dropped in on the turn with "Lets Pardi Marti" and took the running room away from Jockey Kelsi Harr on "Undecidedcertainty" during the running of the Eighth Race on August 17, 2020. "Lets Pardi Marti" was disqualified from fourth and placed eighth. During the peiod of suspension, Mr. Arrieta is permitted to ride in designated stakes races but then must serve an addditional day of suspension.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. B. and C. - General authority of stewards. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6.A. D. - Interference and willful fouling.

Name: FRANCISCO ARRIETA Ruling Date: 8/21/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20059-ASG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/26/2020 Suspension End: 8/31/2020
Ruling Text: RE: C20059 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process Order of Stay

On August 19, 2020, the Board of Stewards at Canterbury Park, citing its authority under Minn. Rule 7879.0200, suspended jockey Francisco Arrieta (MRC # 2719) for careless riding in the eighth race on Monday, August 17, 2020.

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Mr. Arrieta submitted request to Steve May, Executive Director, Minnesota Racing Commission that the sanction imposed in Ruling #20059 be stayed until a final decision of a Minnesota Racing Commission appeal panel as per Minn. Rule 7897.0155.

As per Minn. Rule 7897.0150 subp. 5, the director shall order a stay for good cause shown. Given the relatively short time it will take to conduct a hearing and given the irrevocable loss of potential earnings for Mr. Arrieta, the Executive Director finds that good cause exists to stay the Stewards suspension until a final decision of a Minnesota Racing Commission appeal panel.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED: Ruling 20059 is stayed pending appeal to the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Steve May Executive Director Minnesota Racing Commission

Name: FRANCISCO ARRIETA Ruling Date: 9/11/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20059-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/26/2020 Suspension End: 8/31/2020
Ruling Text: RE: C20059 - Ruling Final Outcome

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOR THE MINNESOTA RACING COMMISSION

In the Matter of Appeal of Francisco Arrieta Appeal of Stewards’ Ruling #C20059 FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND ORDER

This matter arises from Francisco Arrieta’s (“Arrieta”) appeal of Stewards’ Ruling C20059 (“the Ruling”), in which Arrieta was suspended for three racing days for a violation of Minn. R. 7883.0160, subps. 6A,and 6D. Pursuant to the Notice of Appeal Hearing dated August 21, 2020, the matter came on for hearing before a 3-member appeal panel of the Minnesota Racing Commission (“Panel”) pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.01550, on September 2, 2020. The Panel was comprised of Commission members James Lane, III (Chair), Barbara Colombo, and Camille McArdle, DVM. The Panel was represented by Assistant Attorney General William Young. The Stewards were represented by Commission General Counsel E. Joseph Newton. Arrieta appeared with his agent, Chad Anderson. The Stewards offered into evidence four exhibits: (1) a copy of the program page for the eighth race at Canterbury Park on August 17, 2020; (2) the Stewards’ Daily Report for the August 17, 2020 race day; (3) the Equibase chart results for the eighth race at Canterbury Park on August 17, 2020; (4) Stewards’ Ruling 20059; and (5) three videos of the eighth race at Canterbury Park on August 17, 2020. Additionally, the record includes Arrieta’s appeal letter dated August 19, 2020; the MRC’s Acknowledgement of Appeal Hearing Request dated August 19, 2020; the MRC’s Order of Stay dated August 19, 2020; and the Notice of Appeal Hearing dated August 21, 2020. Following the hearing, the Panel deliberated in closed session. By rule, the Panel must issue its written decision within ten days of the Hearing, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, based on the record, and must include the Panel’s findings of fact and conclusions on all material issues. Minn. R. 7897.0160, subp. 2. Based upon the entire record in this matter, including audio recording of the appeal hearing, exhibits submitted by the Stewards, and testimony of the parties and witnesses, the Panel makes its Findings and Conclusions, affirming the Judges’ Ruling R20059, as follows: FINDINGS 1. On the Saturday before Opening Day of the 2020 racing meet, the stewards met with jockeys, including Arrieta, to discuss the need for jockeys to be “clear” of other horses when moving horses inward or outward during a race. The stewards stressed to the jockeys that they must not interfere with another horse while moving inward or outward. The stewards defined “clear” as “at least a length-and-a-quarter but preferably a length-and-a-half” from another horse. If a jockey is not clear, then the jockey may have committed careless riding. Hooper Test. 2. Six to eight other jockeys besides Arrieta have been suspended this racing season for careless riding. Hooper Test. 3. On August 17, 2020, Arrieta rode Let’s Pardi Marti in the eighth race of the day. At the final turn, Undecidedcertainty, a horse ridden by jockey Kelsi Harr (“Harr”), was on the rail. Arrieta rode Let’s Pardi Marti from behind into the three horses leading the race at that time in the two-lane. Let’s Pardi Marti was gaining speed, but could not find a path through the three leading horses. Arrieta looked to his left multiple times at Harr before angling Let’s Pardi Marti in front of Undecidedcertainty onto the rail. When Arrieta moved inward to the rail, Undecidedcertainty was only three-quarters-of-a-length behind Let’s Pardi Marti. Harr “checked” Undecidedcertainty for at least five strides after Arrieta rode in front of her.1 Hooper Test.; Arrieta Test.; Ex. 5. 4. The neutral race callers for Equibase noted both that Undecidedcertainty was “cut off [the] rail” and that Let’s Pardi Marti “angled [to the] rail.” Ex. 3. 5. After the race, the three stewards briefly considered whether to post a stewards’ inquiry, but before they decided whether to post an inquiry, Harr lodged an objection against Arrieta through the outrider. The stewards spoke with both Arrieta and Harr by phone and reviewed the video of the race. The stewards unanimously concluded that Arrieta’s move to the rail both created a foul and was careless riding, so they disqualified Let’s Pardi Marti from fourth to eighth place. Hooper Test.; Ex. 2. 6. The stewards again met with Harr and Arrieta the following afternoon. Harr again described that Arrieta cut in front of Undecidedcertainty and forced her to check the horse. Arrieta told the stewards that he thought he was clear at the time he moved Let’s Pardi Marti to the rail. Steward David Smith told Arrieta, “When you get in that situation close to the heels of the horse in front and you are not clear to angle in, [then] you’ve got to eat your horse.” Chief Steward Hooper explained that, in his more than thirty years of regulating horse racing, he understood the comment to mean that Arrieta had to slow Let’s Pardi Marti and accept that he did not have room to pass the horses in front of him. Hooper Test. 7. Arrieta testified that he did the best he could to avoid a potentially worse situation if he had allowed Let’s Pardi Marti to clip the heels of the horse in front of him. Arrieta said that pulling Let’s Pardi Marti’s head back may have caused him to lose control of the horse. He said that, in his fifteen years of jockeying experience, he thought that Let’s Pardi Marti was “too much horse” for him to attempt to slow while on the heels of the horses in front. Arrieta testified that he heard Harr screaming at him and that he tried not to move Let’s Pardi Marti onto the rail, but that he had nowhere else to go after making sure that Harr and Undecidedcertainty would be safe. Arrieta testified that Harr and Undecidedcertainty still had room even after his move to the rail because he was not directly in front of her. Arrieta Test. 8. Chief Steward Hooper conceded that at the time he moved to the rail, Arrieta was “in a terrible spot.” Hooper Test. 9. Based upon their determination that Arrieta rode carelessly, the stewards suspended Arrieta for three racing days. Before this racing season, the stewards informed the jockeys that a suspension for careless riding would be for three racing days to match the duration often imposed in other Midwestern states. The stewards also granted Arrieta an exception allowing him to ride stakes races occurring any of those three days because those are the richest races. If Arrieta chose to ride in a stakes race during his suspension, then the suspension would be extended by another day. Hooper Test.; Ex. 4. 10. Arrieta appealed the Ruling, and the suspension pursuant to the Ruling was stayed pending the appeal. 11. The Panel convened pursuant to a Notice of Appeal Hearing dated August 21, 2020.

Based upon the foregoing Findings of Fact, together with the remainder of the record in this matter, the Panel now makes the following: CONCLUSIONS 1. The Minnesota Racing Commission (“MRC”) is empowered to regulate horse racing in Minnesota, to supervise the conduct of pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, and to enforce all laws and rules governing horse racing, among other duties. Minn. Stat. § 240.03 (2018). 2. All decisions of the Panel “must be made by majority vote.” Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 9. 3. The stewards “shall exercise immediate supervision, control, and regulation of racing . . . on behalf of the commission . . . .” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 1. The powers of the stewards include “the authority to determine all questions, disputes, protests, complaints, or objections concerning racing matters which arise during a race meeting and to enforce such determinations.” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 1B. The stewards also have the duty and responsibility to “consider and review all allegations of misconduct or rule infractions.” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 2A. 4. For careless riding, “a jockey may be fined or suspended, or both, by the stewards according to the nature and seriousness of the offense.” Minn. R. 7883.0160, subp. 6D. 5. “[N]o horse shall cross or weave in front of other horses in such a way as to impede them or constitute or cause interference or intimidation such that it would affect the outcome of the race.” Minn. R. 7883.0160, subp. 6A. 6. Arrieta had the burden to prove that the Ruling was “clearly erroneous or not supported by applicable law.” Minn. R. 7897.0170, subp. 7. 7. Arrieta did not meet his burden to show that the Ruling was clearly erroneous or not supported by applicable law. When Arrieta rode Let’s Pardi Marti onto the rail just three-quarters of a length ahead of Undecidedcertainty, he impeded and interfered with the other horse. Let’s Pardi Marti was not clear when it impeded Undecidedcertainty. 8. While Arrieta was in a “terrible spot” at the moment he moved inward, the Panel takes note of how Arrieta got into that spot. Hooper testified, and the Panel agrees, that Arrieta should have taken hold of Let’s Pardi Marti sooner. While Arrieta says he had “too much horse,” he was riding low on Let’s Pardi Marti as it approached the other horses. Arrieta was not standing high and trying to slow the horse from a potentially dangerous situation; instead, Arrieta was riding the horse right into that situation in the hopes that he could find an escape route that never developed. 9. In reviewing video of the race, the Panel disagrees that Harr and Undecidedcertainty still had room after he moved inward to the rail. To the contrary, Harr had to check Undecidedcertainty for five strides. In the process of being checked, Undecidedcertainty begin moving off the rail outward. The movement did not occur until after, and because of, Arrieta’s movement of Let’s Pardi Marti to the rail. 10. The Panel considered the nature and severity of this violation. When considering the nature of this action, the Panel considered that this violation was dangerous as Undecidedcertainty had to check for five strides and change its path as a result of the violation. The Panel considered that other Midwestern states impose a three-racing-day suspension for careless riding. The Panel also considered that Arrieta, along with other jockeys, was told at the start of the racing season that careless riding suspensions would be for three racing days. Additionally, six to eight other jockeys have been suspended for careless riding this season. 11. Having considered the nature and severity of this violation, the Panel believes that a suspension of three racing days is appropriate. 12. The appeal of the Ruling to the Commission was made in good faith and was not frivolous. See Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 5.

NOW, THEREFORE, based upon the foregoing Findings, Conclusions, and the entirety of the record in this matter, the Panel issues the following: ORDER 1.That Ruling C20059 is AFFIRMED in its entirety. 2.That pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 5, Arrieta’s deposit, if any, will be returned.

Dated: September 10, 2020.

Name: LUIS ARTURO FIGUEROA Ruling Date: 8/19/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2020-DAA-18 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Clerk of Scales Luis Figueroa, was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing on August 19, 2020. Luis Figueroa is found in violation of Commission rules concerning:
A security citation issued on August 2, 2020 at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack.
Violated the Governor’s Covid-19 Quarentine order. This conduct, action, or omission has resulted in a fine of $250.00, to paid on or before September 19, 2020, 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.

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(i) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”

This notice is written in accordance with: 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: 16.47.1.8(N-1) 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 a cashier’s check, or money order. Last date of appeal Aug 29, 2020

Name: IGNALIO URIBE CAMBRAY Ruling Date: 8/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24009 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entered Bullet Bandit at more than one association on the same day in which one of the races was not a Stake.
Name: JAIME FABIAN MEDINA Ruling Date: 8/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 59-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling 59-2020

Jockey Jaime Medina DOB: 03/01/1988, RCI ID: 2146974 is fined $500 for Excessive, Abusive or Brutal use of a Riding Crop during the running of the first (1) race aboard Gran Causeway at Delaware Park on August 12, 2020. A violation of DTRC Rule # 14.18.2.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: JHONATAN F MENDOZA Ruling Date: 8/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 58-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling 58-2020

Jockey Jhonatan Mendoza DOB: 09/08/1994, RCI ID: 2193509 is fined $500 for Excessive, Abusive or Brutal use of a Riding Crop during the running of the first (1) race aboard Unclenedwhodrank at Delaware Park on August 12, 2020. A violation of DTRC Rule # 14.18.2.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: DEIVY JOSE CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 60-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling 60-2020

Jockey Deivy Chavez DOB: 01/23/1981, RCI ID: 2112312 is fined $500 for Excessive, Abusive or Brutal use of a Riding Crop during the running of the first (1) race aboard Gentilly Stage at Delaware Park on August 12, 2020. A violation of DTRC Rule # 14.18.2.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: EVERARDO NOEL ESCAMILLA-GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-039 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER EVERARDO ESCAMILLA-GONZALEZ HAS BEEN FOUND IN VIOLATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY, AND COLLECTION AND TEST OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES FOR FAILURE TO TAKE THE QUARTER HORSE "TIZOURS FLIGHT" TO THE TEST BARN FOLLOWING THE 10TH RACE ON SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020, FOR POST-RACE TESTING WHEN ORDERED TO DO SO.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT FMT THAT OWNER/TRAINER EVERARDO ESCAMILLA-GONZALEZ IS FINED $1500.00.

IT IS FURTHERED ORDERED THAT "TIZOURS FLIGHT" BE DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND RACE PLACE IN THE 10TH RACE AT FMT ON SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020. "TIZOURS FLIGHT" SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED.

FINE HAS NOT BEEN PAID.

Name: EVERARDO NOEL ESCAMILLA-GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-039-FO Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20-FMT-039A - Ruling Final Outcome…FINE HAS BEEN PAID BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD ENDING 50783554 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1500.00 ON 9/9/2020.
Name: JOHN F HILL Ruling Date: 8/13/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2020-BP-16 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer John Hill,Jr., D.O.B. 05/23/1968, Subject of Ruling # 2020-BP-009, July 21,2020 at Belterra Park. Ruling Number 2020-BP-009 is hereby rescinded without prejudice as it was issued in error.
Name: JOHN F HILL Ruling Date: 8/13/2020
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2020-BP-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A report has been received from O.S.R.C. Analytical Toxicology Laboratory stating that Blood sample # 880382_ taken from the horse "_Fat Maker_" in the third (3rd) Race on Friday June 5,2020 at Belterra Park Race Course. Blood sample # 880382 was found to contain Dexamethasone at a concentration of 65 ± 9 picrograms per milliliter of blood plasma. This concentration is greater than the regulatory threshold of 5 picrograms per milliliter established by the Ohio State Racing Commission for dexamethasone. Dexamethasone is a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved by the U S Food and Drug administration for use in horses.

As a result of this report . Mr.John Hill,Jr. waived his right to a formal hearing in the stewards office..

After considering all the evidence trainer John Hill, Jr., D.O.B. 05/23/1968, is fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS(IOOO.) and The Horse "Fat Maker" is hereby disqualified from all purse monies, and the horsemens bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments, and the Horse shall be ordered unplaced. The Owner (Jessica Cope) and the trainer( John Hill,Jr) and the horse (Fat Maker), shall stand suspended until all moneys have been returned as per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-7-39(A) and Rule # 3769-7-45 (3) and (B) and Rule # 3769-8-0l(B)(l3,15,16) and 3769-8-02.

Name: AKE SVANSTEDT Ruling Date: 8/12/2020
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 20MDH48 Ruling Type: Failed to obey judges order
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ake Svanstedt is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

Mr. Svanstedt failed to follow directions of the Paddock Judge on August 1, 2020. When you were the trainer for the horse #3 JULA TRIX TREASURE.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-7.29(a)1,13

Name: Rafael Humberto Chacon Ruling Date: 8/12/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20051 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Rafael Chacon is assessed a civil penalty of $100 for violation of the Covid-19 policies in effect by the Minnesota Racing Commission and Canterbury Park for the 2020 season (for not having a wristband in place indicating his temperature had been taken when he appeared in the Receiving Barn for the Fourth Race on August 11, 2020). Wearing masks and daily wristbands are mandatory for all licensees including, but not limited to, owners, trainers and assistant trainers, jockeys and jockey agents, exercise riders and pony persons, grooms and hotwalkers, veterinarians and veterinarian assistants, assistant starters, valets and racing officials, MRC staff and Canterbury Park racing personnel. Masks and wristbands must be worn for pre-race inspections, in the Test Barn and Receiving Barn, in the Paddock and walking ring, when accompanying a horse to the starting gate and while in the Winner's Circle.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. A - General authority; Subp. 3.A.4 - Criteria and basis for stewards' decision. 7897.0130 (Schedule of fines) Subp 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: HINOJOSA APOLONIO NIETO Ruling Date: 8/10/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-83 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Paul Nieto, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 9, 2020 for striking his mount “Give It Away” in the face and about the eyes (confirmed by the trainer afterwards) in the 4th race on August 8, 2019 at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Observation of this violation with video confirmation provided, aggravates consideration of an increased penalty. For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assess Apolonio (Paul) Nieto-Hinojosa, a penalty in the amount of one thousand dollars (1000.00) dollars. Further, should any veterinary invoices/medication expenses occur for this horse he will be held liable. The fine is to be paid on or before September 10, 2020 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. Aggravating Factor: Professional judgement dictates his knowledge/correct use of the riding crop. His denial of the violation versus admission of error, justifies an increase in penalty. Cruelty, mistreatment and/or abuse, has no justification for this licensee's actions.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) General Provisions, 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 orkill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver. 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 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: JORGE L FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/8/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-80 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jorge L. Fernandez-Martinez, the owner of record for horse “Gabbis Mountain”, was duly notified and was represented by Trainer Janell Sanderson, in a hearing held on August 3, 2020. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations. This is Owner, Jorge L. Fernandez-Martinez First Class 1 (A) medication violation in a lifetime.

Aggravating Circumstance:

    • Class 1 drugs are drugs that have the highest potential to affect the performance and that have no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse. Many of these agents are Drug Enforcement Agency schedule II substances(Uniform Classification Guidelines Page iv)

For Owner/Jorge L. Fernandez-Martinez FIRST Class 1 Penalty A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows: Loss of Purse and Disqualification.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(a), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d), the horse “Gabbis Mountain” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 180 days (beginning August 7, 2020 thru February 3, 2021). 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 “Gabbis Mountain” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on Racetrack at Ruidoso Downs on June 5,2020 for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:

                1. Jess Another Call
                2. Tanner Wales
                3. Vmr Cantador
                4. Big Eds Cartel
                5. Cartel Fashion
                6. A Good Thought
"Gabbis Mountain" is disqualified and declared unplaced

Name: JORGE L FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-80-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jorge L. Fernandez-Martinez, the owner of record for horse “Gabbis Mountain”, was duly notified and was represented by Trainer Janell Sanderson, in a hearing held on August 3, 2020. The hearing was held in regard to a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited , Class 1 PenaltyA (reference Uniform classification guideline page 20) drug "clenbuterol" detected in the horse "Gabbis Mountain" (Test sample #E372296), who finished 1st by disqualification in the 5th race on June 5th, 2020 at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Split sample rights were provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded Trainer Janell Sanderson and Owner Jorge L Fernandez, with confirmation at 17.2+/- 2.4 pg/ml in the urine by PA Equine Toxicology & Research Laboratory on 07/15/2020. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations. This is Owner, Jorge L. Fernandez-Martinez First Class 1 (A) medication violation in a lifetime.

Aggravating Circumstance:

    • Class 1 drugs are drugs that have the highest potential to affect the performance and that have no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse. Many of these agents are Drug Enforcement Agency schedule II substances(Uniform Classification Guidelines Page iv)

For Owner/Jorge L. Fernandez-Martinez FIRST Class 1 Penalty A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows: Loss of Purse and Disqualification.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(a), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d), the horse “Gabbis Mountain” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 180 days (beginning August 7, 2020 thru February 3, 2021). 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 “Gabbis Mountain” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on at Ruidoso Downs on June 5, 2020 for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:

                1. Jess Another Call
                2. Tanner Wales
                3. Vmr Cantador
                4. Big Eds Cartel
                5. Cartel Fashion
                6. A Good Thought
"Gabbis Mountain" is disqualified and declared unplaced

Name: JORGE L FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/11/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-80-MOD1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-RUI-80 - Modified Ruling

Issued in error

Name: JANELL SANDERSON Ruling Date: 8/7/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-77 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/22/2021 Suspension End: 7/22/2022
Ruling Text: Trainer Janell Sanderson having been duly notified, appeared before the Ruidoso Downs Board of Stewards in the matter of hearing held in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (B)(1)(4) Due Process AND Disciplinary Action, on August 3, 2020. This hearing, held in regard to a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited, Class 1 Penalty A (reference Uniform classification guideline page 20) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Gabbis Mountain”(Test Sample #E372296), who finished 1st, by disqualification in the 5th race on June 5, 2020 at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded Trainer Janell Sanderson and Owner Jorge L Fernandez, with Confirmation provided @ 17.2 +/-2.4 pg/mL in urine by PA Equine Toxicology & Research Laboratory on 07/15/2020.

Jorge L. Fernandez, the owner of record for horse “Gabbis Mountain”, was duly notified and was represented by Trainer Janell Sanderson. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, this is Jorge L. Fernandez' First Class 1 (A) medication violation in a lifetime.

Aggravating Circumstance:

    • Class 1 drugs are drugs that have the highest potential to affect the performance and that have no generally accepted medical use in the racing horse. Many of these agents are Drug Enforcement Agency schedule II substances(Uniform Classification Guidelines Page iv)

For Janell Sanderson's FIRST Class 1 Penalty A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 22, 2021 through July 22, 2022 inclusive.
    2. A ($10,000) dollar fine to paid on or before August 21, 2020 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(a), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d), the horse “Gabbis Mountain” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 180 days (beginning August 7, 2020 thru February 3, 2021). 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.
    4. The horse “Gabbis Mountain” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on Racetrack at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:

                1. Jess Another Call
                2. Tanner Wales
                3. Vmr Cantador
                4. Big Eds Cartel
                5. Cartel Fashion
                6. A Good Thought
"Gabbis Mountain" is disqualified and declared unplaced

During said time of applicable suspension, Janell Sanderson 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 or trained, or under the care of Janell Sanderson are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) Exlcusion.

Name: ANGELINA DENICE COUTON Ruling Date: 8/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-EMD-52 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On August 5, 2020 the WHRC board of stewards issued a ruling declaring Angelina Couton ineligible to apply for a license. After satisfying the financial complaint, Angelina Couton is hereby restored to good standing, and eligible to apply.

WAC 260-28-030 WAC 260-36-010

Name: NAVIN NAURAM MANGALEE Ruling Date: 8/3/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL- 44-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 03, 2020

Stewards Ruling 44-2020

Jockey Navin Mangalee DOB: 11/16/1982, RCI ID: 374189 is fined $500 for Excessive, Abusive or Brutal use of a Riding Crop during the running of the fifth (5) race aboard Dr. Ann at Delaware Park on July 30, 2020. A violation of DTRC Rule # 14.18.2.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. 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: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 8/2/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-73 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Adrian Ramos having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 31st, 2020, for reporting late to the Clerk of Scale at Ruidoso Downs, for the first race on July 3,2020.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Adrian Ramos a fine in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 2, 2020 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. This ruling is in accordance with:

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 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 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: Brian Walter Detgen Ruling Date: 7/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R20033 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #3 Greybeard in the 8th race on 7/26/20, Mr. Detgen did go inside the pylon at the top of the stretch, during the stretch drive, Greybeard finished 2nd was placed 3rd. Mr Detgen is fined $200

Mn 7884.0260 subp2 and subp11a Mn 7879.0200 Mn statute 240.03/240.13/240.23/240.24/240.29

Name: MARTIN P SHAW Ruling Date: 7/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL- 36-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/24/2020 Suspension End: 9/17/2020
Ruling Text: July 24, 2020

Stewards Ruling 36-2020

Owner Top Notch Racing(Martin Shaw) DOB: 10/14/1981, RCI ID: 2100424, is suspended for failing to fulfill his license application requirements as required by the D.T.R.C. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.6 and 3.4.1.3 (Stewards Duties).

Name: MARTIN P SHAW Ruling Date: 9/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL- 36-2020-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/24/2020 Suspension End: 9/17/2020
Ruling Text: September 17, 2020

DEL- 36-2020 - Restored to Good Standing

(Amendment)

Owner Martin Shaw, having fulfilled his license requirements is restored to good standings.

Name: KELSI RAELYNNE HARR Ruling Date: 7/22/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20033 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2020 Suspension End: 9/2/2020
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey Kelsi Harr is suspended three racing days, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Thursday, July 30, 2020 and Monday, August 3, 2020, for careless riding as her mount "Western Attire" was not clear while taking the lead from eventual seventh-place finisher, "Diamond Diva" at the head of the stretch in the Seventh Race on July 20, 2020. "Diamond Diva" had to be checked severely by Jockey Ry Eikleberry because of the interference. During the period of suspension, Ms. Harr is permitted to ride in designated stakes races but then must serve an additional day of suspension.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp.1. A, B and C - General authority of stewards 7883.0160 (Post to Finish). Subp 6.A.D. - Interference and willful fouling

Name: KELSI RAELYNNE HARR Ruling Date: 7/23/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20033-ASG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2020 Suspension End: 9/2/2020
Ruling Text: RE: C20033 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process. On July 22, 2020, the Board of Stewards at Canterbury Park, citing its authority under Minn. Rule 7879.0200, suspended jockey Kelsi Harr (MRC # 5641) for careless riding in the seventh race on Monday, July 20, 2020. On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, trainer Robert N. Cline (MRC #5640) submitted request via email to Steve May, Executive Director, Minnesota Racing Commission that the sanction imposed in Ruling #20033 be stayed until a final decision of a Minnesota Racing Commission appeal panel as per Minn. Rule 7897.0155. As per Minn. Rule 7897.0150 subp. 5, the director shall order a stay for good cause shown. Given the relatively short time it will take to conduct a hearing and given the irrevocable loss of potential earnings for Ms. Harr, the Executive Director finds that good cause exists to stay the Stewards suspension until a final decision of a Minnesota Racing Commission appeal panel. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED: Ruling 20033 is stayed.
Name: KELSI RAELYNNE HARR Ruling Date: 8/11/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20033-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2020 Suspension End: 9/2/2020
Ruling Text: RE: C20033 - Ruling Final Outcome

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOR THE MINNESOTA RACING COMMISSION In the Matter of Appeal of Kelsi Harr Appeal of Stewards' Ruling #C20033 FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND ORDER

This matter arises from Kelsi Barr's ("Harr") appeal of Stewards' Ruling C20033 ("the Ruling"), in which Harr was suspended for three racing days for a violation of Minn. R. 7883.0160, subps. 6A,6D. Pursuant to the Notice of Appeal Hearing dated July 30, 2020, the matter came on for hearing before a 3-member appeal panel of the Minnesota Racing Commission ("Panel") pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.01550, on August 6, 2020. The Panel was comprised of Commission members Roy Johnson (Chair), Barbara Colombo, and Camille McArdle. The Panel was represented by Assistant Attorney General William Young. The Stewards were represented by Commission Counsel E. Joseph Newton. Harr appeared prose. The Stewards offered into evidence four exhibits: (l)a copy of the program page for the seventh race at Canterbury Park on July 20, 2020; (2) the Stewards' Daily Report for the July 20, 2020 race day; (3) Stewards' Ruling 20033; and (4) four videos of the July 20, 2020 seventh race and several videos of the July 20, 2020 first race. Following the hearing, the Panel deliberated in closed session. By rule, the Panel must issue its written decision within ten days of the Hearing, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, based on the record and must include the Panel's findings of fact and conclusions on all material issues. Minn. R. 7897.0160, subp. 2. Based upon the entire record in this matter, including audio recording of the appeal hearing, exhibits submitted by the Stewards, and testimony of the parties and witnesses, the Panel makes its Findings and Conclusions, affirming the Judges' Ruling R20032, as follows: FINDINGS

  1. Before Opening Day of the 2020 Canterbury Park racing season, the stewards met with the jockeys to discuss "riding the race." In the meeting, the stewards discussed the need for jockeys to use care at the turns. The stewards told the jockeys that a horse must be at least a length-and-a-quarter minimum to be "clear" of another horse. The stewards used that distance because it is used nationally by accrediting organizations. Hooper Test.
  2. Harr, an apprentice rider, was not at that meeting. However, Harr has watched movies to show conduct of other riders. Hooper Test.,· Harr Test.Four riders besides Harr have been suspended this racing season for careless riding.
Hooper Test. 3. On July 20, 2020, Harr rode Best Kept Secret, trained by Robert Cline ("Cline"), in the first race of day. Down the stretch of the first race, a horse ridden by jockey Ry Eikleberry ("Eikleberry") was near Best Kept Secret on the straightaway. Eikleberry and the horse he was riding did not contact Harr and Best Kept Secret. After the race, neither Cline nor Harr made an objection or claim of foul regarding Eikleberry. Chief Steward Hooper could not recall the stewards discussing a possible foul by Eikleberry. Harr admitted that the video of race one "doesn't look as bad" as the video ofrace seven at the end of the turn. Hooper testified that in watching the video, Eikleberry did not take "racing room" away from Best Kept Secret in the race and that Best Kept Secret was not observed at any time to have to check-stride because of interference. Cline Test.,· Harr Test.,· Hooper Test.,· Ex. 4. 4. Harr rode Western Attire, another horse trained by Cline, and Eikleberry rode Diamond Diva during the seventh race on July 20, 2020. At the end of the bend when the horses were turning into the homestretch, Diamond Diva was on the rail and Western Attire was just outside. Harr rode Western Attire in front of Diamond Diva causing it to check sharply. Diamond Diva's head jerked back and to the left, and Diamond Diva then lunged to its right and interfered with two other horses-Devil Lady and Dusty Princess. Hooper Test.,· Ex. 4. 5. After the race, the trainer of Dusty Princess lodged a complaint against Devil Lady. The stewards called the clerk of scales and spoke with four jockeys-Harr, Eikleberry, Roimes Chirinos, and Constantino Roman. Eikleberry told the stewards that he "started in front" before Harr rode Western Attire into his path. Hooper Test. 6. The next racing day, the three stewards reviewed the replays of the race from several angles with the jockeys. Harr told the stewards that she did not interfere with Diamond Diva's path. Hooper Test. 7. After reviewing the videos and speaking with all the jockeys, the stewards unanimously determined both that Harr was "not clear" when she rode Western Attire in front of Diamond Diva and that Harr took racing room away from the horse. Accordingly, they determined that she had engaged in careless riding because she caused interference that affected the outcome of the race. Hooper Test. 8. Based upon their determination that Harr rode carelessly, the stewards chose to suspend Harr for three racing days. In previous racing seasons, suspensions would last calendar days, but the stewards changed to racing days because different calendar weeks contained a different number of racing days. In past years, a suspension for careless riding would typically last four racing days. However, this season the stewards reduced suspensions to three racing days to match the duration for suspensions for careless riding in other Midwestern states. Additionally, the stewards had told jockeys that suspensions for careless riding would be for three days earlier this season. Hooper Test. 9. Harr appealed the Ruling.1 The suspension pursuant to the Ruling was stayed pending Harr’s appeal. The Panel convened pursuant to a Notice of Appeal Hearing dated July 30, 2020.2 Based upon the foregoing Findings of Fact, together with the remainder of the record in this matter, the Panel now makes the following: CONCLUSIONS
  1. The Minnesota Racing Commission (“MRC”) is empowered to regulate horse racing in Minnesota, to supervise the conduct of pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, and to enforce all laws and rules governing horse racing, among other duties. Minn. Stat. § 240.03 (2018).
  2. The stewards “shall exercise immediate supervision, control, and regulation of racing . . . on behalf of the commission . . . .” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 1. The powers of the stewards include “the authority to determine all questions, disputes, protests, complaints, or objections concerning racing matters which arise during a race meeting and to enforce such determinations.” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 1B. The stewards also have the duty and responsibility to “consider and review all allegations of misconduct or rule infractions.” Minn. R. 7879.0200, subp. 2A.
  3. For careless riding, “a jockey may be fined or suspended, or both, by the stewards according to the nature and seriousness of the offense.” Minn. R. 7883.0160, subp. 6D.
  4. “[N]o horse shall cross or weave in front of other horses in such a way as to impede them or constitute or cause interference or intimidation such that it would affect the outcome of the race.” Minn. R. 7883.0160, subp. 6A.
  5. Harr had the burden to prove that the Ruling C20033 was “clearly erroneous or not supported by applicable law.” Minn. R. 7897.0170, subp. 7.
  6. Harr did not meet her burden to show that Ruling C20033 was clearly erroneous or not supported by applicable law. Harr rode Western Attire in front of Diamond Diva in the seventh race impeding Diamond Diva, and causing Diamond Diva to check and nearly causing the collision of three different horses. It is remarkable that all horses and jockeys survived the race uninjured. Western Attire was not clear when it was ridden a way that impeded Diamond Diva.
  7. No complaint was made regarding the conduct of Eikleberry in the first race on July 20, 2020. Accordingly, there is no stewards' decision for this Panel to review. However, the Panel agrees with Chief Steward Hooper that the two races were different.
  8. In her appeal, Harr introduced video from race one to suggest that the stewards' application of the rules was inconsistent. The Panel finds this argument lacks merit.
  9. The Panel considered the nature and severity of this violation. When considering the nature of this action, the Panel considered that this violation was very dangerous as three different horses had to markedly alter their paths as a result of Harr riding Western Attire in front of Diamond piva. The Panel considered that other Midwestern states impose a three-racing-day suspension for careless riding. The Panel also considered that jockeys were told at the start of the racing season that careless riding suspensions would be for three racing days. While Harr did not attend that meeting, the Panel considered that Harr watched movies of other jockey misconduct throughout the racing season. Additionally, four other jockeys have been suspended for careless riding this season.
  10. Having considered the nature and severity of this violation, the Panel believes that a suspension of three racing days is appropriate.
  11. The appeal of the Ruling to the Commission was made in good faith and was not frivolous. See Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 5.
NOW, THEREFORE, based upon the foregoing Findings, Conclusions, and the entirety of the record in this matter, the Panel issues the following ORDER
  1. That Ruling C20033 is AFFIRMED in its entirety.
  2. That pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 5, Harr's deposit, if any, will be returned.
Dated: August 11, 2020 1 Harr’s appeal was not inserted into the record. However, the stewards did not argue that Harr did not properly appeal the stewards’ decision pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.0155, subp. 4. 2 The Notice of Appeal Hearing was not formerly introduced into the record at the hearing. However, the Notice of Appeal Hearing was sent to the members of the Panel, in addition to Appellant, and no claim was made by Appellant that she was prejudiced at the hearing. In fact, Appellant brought Cline to also testify on her behalf. Accordingly, the Panel takes notice of fact that the Notice of Appeal Hearing was sent to Appellant despite it not being in the record pursuant to Minn. R. 7897.0170, subp. 6.
Name: KELSI RAELYNNE HARR Ruling Date: 8/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20033-MOD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2020 Suspension End: 9/2/2020
Ruling Text: RE: C20033 - Modified Ruling

Stewards Ruling C20033A - A three-member appeal panel of the Minnesota Racing Commission heard an appeal from Apprentice Jockey Kelsi Harr regarding her three racing days suspension for careless riding as her mount, "Western Attire", was not clear while taking the lead from eventual seventh-place finisher, "Diamond Diva", at the head of the stretch in the Seventh Race on July 20, 2020.

The three-member appeal panel upheld the decision of the stewards in an Order signed on August 11, 2020. The suspension will now be served on Monday, August 31, 2020, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 and Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Pursuant to Rule 7897.0155, Subp 5., Harr's deposit will be returned.

During the period of suspension, Ms. Harr is permitted to ride in designated stakes races but then must serve an additional day of suspension.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp.1. A. B. C. - General authority of stewards. 7897.0155 (Appeal to Commission). Subp. 9. - Hearing panel's decision. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish). Subp 6.A.D. - Interference and willful fouling.

Name: DAVID G MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/20/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-55 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 David G. Marquez, was duly notified and appeared for his hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 20, 2020. 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, test sample #E317291 taken from the first place finisher, “Bar Three T”, in the 6th race on August 2, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

The Board of Stewards received the results from University Of California, Davis which confirmed the presence of clenbuterol in split sample # E317291.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), David G. Marquez is the Owner of record for the horse, "Bar Three T". For David G. Marquezs' first lifetime 3A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, The Board of Stewards hereby assess the penalty as follows. 1. Loss of purse 2. The horse "BarThree T" must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being able to enter. 3. The horse "Bar Three T" is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on August 2, 2019 at the Downs in Albuquerque Race Track for all but par-mutuel wagering. The purse wil be redistributed and the new order of finish is as follows: 1. (3) Queen With Action 2. (10) Lh Holy Terror 3. (8) Kiaras Man 4. (5) Sexy Jess 5. (1) Dazzlin Darzzy 6. (2) Tejana James 7. (4) Fortunate Streaker 8. (9) La Brianna 9. (6) Curlys Fast Bar Three T- unplaced

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)(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

Name: ELSA ADRIANA GOMEZ Ruling Date: 7/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-51 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, Elsa A. Gomez was duly notified and was represented by her Trainer, Juan Carlos Gonzalez before the Board of Stewards on July 13, 2020. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the drug Formoterol (class 3 penalty category B drug), found in test sample E369678. The test sample was taken from the SECOND place finisher Vgc Fredo” following the 4th race on February 29, 2020, at Sunland Park.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Formoterol , 18.8 ng/mL confirmed in the urine with no permissible levels. (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Juan Carlos Gonzalez and confirmed on 04/06/2020 by Analytical Toxicology Laboratory.

For Owner, Elsa A. Gomez’s First Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 class (4)(C) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. Loss of purse
    2. The horse “Vgc Fredo” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Vgc Fredo” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on February 29, 2020, at Sunland Park, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse will be re-distributed and the new order of finish is as follows:
1. (8) Thisizit 2. (10) Smith Jerrod 3.(2) Discrete 4. (4) Dirty Mike 5. (9) Mr Eye N the Sky 6 (1) Jess De Capo 7. (7) Seis Fire 8. (5) Political Boss

(3) Vgc Fredo- UNPLACED

During said time of applicable suspension Juan Carlos 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 trained , owned, or in the care and custody of Juan Carlos 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 , owned, or in the care and custody of Juan Carlos Gonzalez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D) 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 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) 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: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-48 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/18/2020 Suspension End: 8/1/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Carlos Gonzalez was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 13, 2020. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the drug Formoterol (class 3 penalty category B drug), found in test sample E369678. The test sample was taken from the SECOND place finisher Vgc Fredo” following the 4th race on February 29, 2020, at Sunland Park.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Formoterol , confirmed in the urine with no permissible levels (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Juan Carlos Gonzalez and confirmed on 04/06/2020 by Analytical Toxicology Laboratory.

For Juan Carlos Gonzalez’s First Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 class (3)(B) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. A five hundred dollar, (500) fine to paid on or before August 14, 2020, 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.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 18, 2020, through August 1, 2020, inclusive.
    3. The horse “Vgc Fredo” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    4. The horse “Vgc Fredo” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on February 29, 2020, at Sunland Park, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. There is a loss of purse.

During said time of applicable suspension Juan Carlos 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 trained , owned, or in the care and custody of Juan Carlos 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 , owned, or in the care and custody of Juan Carlos Gonzalez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D) 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 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) 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: BELLA A VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 7/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-50 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, Bella Valenzuela was duly notified and was represented by her Trainer, Juan Carlos Gonzalez before the Board of Stewards on July 13, 2020. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C drug), found in test sample E369701. The test sample was taken from the FIRST place finisher Close to Crazy” following the 3rd race on March 1, 2020, at Sunland Park.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol , 18.8 ng/mL confirmed in the blood with permissible levels, Authorized at 1 ng/mL (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Juan Carlos Gonzalez and confirmed at 18.3 +/- 0.5 ng/mL on 04/06/2020 by Analytical Toxicology Laboratory.

For Owner, Bella Valenzuela’s First Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 class (4)(C) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. Loss of purse
    2. The horse “Close to Crazy” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Close to Crazy” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on March 1, 2020, at Sunland Park, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse will be re-distributed and the new order of finish is as follows:
1. (2) Runner Chick 2. (6) Hollywood N Crown 3.(9) Perrys Regard 4. (3) Man of Faith 5. (8) Finnley 6 (7) Women in Redd 7. (1) Daddys Habits 8. (5) Osbaldo Lady 10. (10) Meleros Dash (4) Close to Crazy- UNPLACED

During said time of applicable suspension Juan Carlos 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 trained , owned, or in the care and custody of Juan Carlos 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 , owned, or in the care and custody of Juan Carlos Gonzalez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D) 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 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) 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: RICHARD ARTHUR MARCOUX Ruling Date: 7/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Derby Lane
Ruling Number: 2020-DBL-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 7/16/19 - Administrative Complaint - F.S. 550.2415 = Flunixin. "TNT Lambeau".
Name: SAL GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/4/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-33 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: Sal Gonzalez, having been duly notified and had his hearing telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on June 29th, 2020, 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 E369249 taken from the 1st place finisherEngagement Ring” following the 1st race, on January 28, 2019, at Sunland Park Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 22.0 pg/ml +/-0.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5.0 pg/ml in the blood for a 4-C Major (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and confirmed by University of Davis of California, Davis Laboratories at 26 +/- 0.8 pg/ml Mr. Daniel Cardenas (Tricar Stable, Inc.) is the owner of record for horse “Engagement Ring”

No Mitigating Circumstances: This is Sal Gonzalezs' first 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 ($1000.00) One Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before July 29th, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Sal Gonzalez 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: DANIEL CARDENAS Ruling Date: 7/4/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-34 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: Daniel Cardenas, having been duly notified and was represented by his Trainer, Sal Gonzalez for his hearing telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on June 29th, 2020, 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 E369249 taken from the 1st place finisherEngagement Ring” following the 1st race, on January 28, 2019, at Sunland Park Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 22.0 pg/ml +/-0.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5.0 pg/ml in the blood for a 4-C Major (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and confirmed by University of Davis of California, Davis Laboratories at 26 +/- 0.8 pg/ml Mr. Daniel Cardenas (Tricar Stable, Inc.) is the owner of record for horse “Engagement Ring”

No Mitigating Circumstances: This is Daniel Cardenas' first 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 penalty is disqualification, loss of purse in the absence of mitigating circumstances and the horse must be pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. The official order of finish is as follows:
1. (6) Surf N Delmar 2. (7) Sixth Gear 3. (1) Let's Wager 4. (10) Diabolical Turn 5. (3) Jewel of Navarone 6. (8) Skip Bo 7. (9) Stacking Rocks 8. (4) Shio (9) Engagement Ring- unplaced

15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Daniel Cardenas 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: DANIEL CARDENAS Ruling Date: 9/16/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-34-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-RUI-34 - Modified Ruling

Owner: Daniel Cardenas, having been duly notified and was represented by his Trainer, Sal Gonzalez for his hearing telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on June 29th, 2020, 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 E369249 taken from the 1st place finisherEngagement Ring” following the 3rd race, on January 28, 2020, at Sunland Park Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 22.0 pg/ml +/-0.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5.0 pg/ml in the blood for a 4-C Major (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and confirmed by University of Davis of California, Davis Laboratories at 26 +/- 0.8 pg/ml Mr. Daniel Cardenas (Tricar Stable, Inc.) is the owner of record for horse “Engagement Ring”

No Mitigating Circumstances: This is Daniel Cardenas' first 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 penalty is disqualification, loss of purse in the absence of mitigating circumstances and the horse must be pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. The official order of finish is as follows:
1. (6) Surf N Delmar 2. (7) Sixth Gear 3. (1) Let's Wager 4. (10) Diabolical Turn 5. (3) Jewel of Navarone 6. (8) Skip Bo 7. (9) Stacking Rocks 8. (4) Shio (9) Engagement Ring- unplaced

15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Daniel Cardenas 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)(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.15.2.3.8(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: BRANDON LEON BATES Ruling Date: 6/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1996 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving No. 5 STEPPIN HURRY in race 5 on 6/26/2020, Mr. Bates pulled out of a hole without clearance causing interference to horses BEAT THE HEAT and FORT APACHE SCOUT resulting in both horses going off stride. STEPPIN HURRY originally finished fifth disqualified placed eighth. 
Name: Barb Redder Ruling Date: 6/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1995 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Barb Redder entered and then raced the horse COLONYS BEST at another racetrack on 6/24/2020. As a result of her actions Ms. Redder failed to honor her declaration and the horse had to be scratched by the judges from race 3 on 6/25/2020. 
Name: BRANDON LEON BATES Ruling Date: 6/25/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1994 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving No. 2 SKYWAY TROOPER in race 12 on 6/24/2020, Mr. Bates violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. 
Name: MITCHELL L MURRILL Ruling Date: 6/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1993 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/29/2020 Suspension End: 7/1/2020
Ruling Text: The Indiana Grand Board of Stewards conducted a film review with the Jockeys from race 2, June 24, 2020.  It was determined that Jockey Mitchell Murrill allowed his horse, #7, “Blue Steel” to drift in shortly after the start and cause interference with #6, “Quicksilver,” who had to be taken up sharply.  Jockey Murrill is suspended three racing days for careless riding from June 29, 2020 to July 1, 2020.  “The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races”
Name: DECLAN CANNON Ruling Date: 6/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1992 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/29/2020 Suspension End: 7/1/2020
Ruling Text: The Indiana Grand Board of Stewards conducted a film review with the Jockeys from race 7, June 22, 2020.  It was determined that Jockey Declan Cannon allowed his horse, #7, “Awakened” to drift in repeatedly during the stretch run and cause interference with #8, “Indocumentado,” resulting in a disqualification of his horse from second place to fourth place.  Jockey Cannon is suspended three racing days for careless riding from June 29, 2020 to July 1, 2020.  “The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races”
Name: Cesar Gustavo Garcia-Esqueda Ruling Date: 6/23/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1990 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Cesar G. Esqueda is fined Five Hundred dollars ($500.00) for striking his horse more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond-third offense, during the eleventh race at Indiana Grand on June 18, 2020.
Name: BRANDON LEON BATES Ruling Date: 6/23/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1991 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving No. 5 HAYSWOOD RON in race 3 on 6/18/2020, Mr. Bates failed to keep the hole closed, while well within the horse's capabilities. 
Name: JANELL SANDERSON Ruling Date: 6/22/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-21 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Janell Sanderson, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 21, 2020, pending the outcome of her hearing on June 29, 2020, @ 10:00 a.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 a confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample # E372296 taken from the first place finisher , "Gabbis Mountain" , in the 5th race on June 5th, 2020, at Ruidoso Downs. In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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.

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 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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)(g) has had or is currently excluded from association grounds by a recognized racing jurisdiction; (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: JANELL SANDERSON Ruling Date: 6/29/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-21-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Janell Sanderson, had a hearing on June 29, 2020, @ 10:00 a.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 a confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample # E372296 taken from the first place finisher , "Gabbis Mountain" , in the 5th race on June 5th, 2020, at Ruidoso Downs. The Board of Stewards have continued this case pending results from the split sample for a later date. In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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.

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 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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)(g) has had or is currently excluded from association grounds by a recognized racing jurisdiction; (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: SAMUEL D WIDGER Ruling Date: 6/20/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1989 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: While driving No. 10 KEENE WILLIAM in race 8 on 6/19/2020, Mr. Widger did cause interference by striking the wheel and flattening the tire of No. 1 STEPPIN HURRY. No. 10 KEENE WILLIAM finished seventh disqualified placed eighth. 
Name: Cristian Reyes-Sotelo Ruling Date: 6/19/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1988 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Jockey Cristian Reyes is fined Five Hundred dollars ($500.00) for striking his horse more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond-third offense, during the eleventh race at Indiana Grand on June 17, 2020.
Name: Juan Carlos Cruz Ruling Date: 6/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1982 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2020 Suspension End: 6/25/2020
Ruling Text: The Indiana Grand Board of Stewards conducted a film review with the Jockeys from race 12, June 16, 2020.  It was determined that Jockey Juan Carlos Cruz allowed his horse, #2, “Merciless Fire,” to drift out and cause interference with #3, “Fash Dashin Prospect,” resulting in a disqualification of his horse from second place to seventh place.  Jockey Cruz is suspended three racing days for careless riding from June 23, 2020 to June 25, 2020.
Name: MICHAEL J OOSTING Ruling Date: 6/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1986 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: While driving No. 8 EMMA TOWN BUD in race 2 on 6/17/2020, Mr. Oosting failed to set and maintain a proper pace for the class. 
Name: Cristian Reyes-Sotelo Ruling Date: 6/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1983 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Jockey Cristian Reyes is fined two hundred-fifty dollars ($250.00) for striking his horse more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond-second offense, during the twelfth race at Indiana Grand on June 16, 2020.
Name: MELANIE SUE WRENN Ruling Date: 6/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1987 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Prior to race 12 on 6/16/2020, Ms. Wrenn made a late driver change on No. 9 SKYWAY TINACIOUS.
Name: Cesar Gustavo Garcia-Esqueda Ruling Date: 6/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1984 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Cesar G. Esqueda is fined two hundred-fifty dollars ($250.00) for striking his horse more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond-second offense, during the eleventh race at Indiana Grand on June 16, 2020.
Name: MATT KRUEGER Ruling Date: 6/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2020-1981 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving No. No. 4 REAL CAESAR in the fifth race on 6/16/2020, Mr. Krueger did drive down into the passing lane while having clearance to remain straight in the stretch. His actions blocked the path of No. 2 GO SPARKY GO preventing that horse from passing. REAL CAESAR originally finished fifth disqualified placed sixth. 
Name: ROCCO R BOWEN Ruling Date: 6/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: IG-2020-1980 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2020 Suspension End: 6/25/2020
Ruling Text: In race #1 on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Indiana Grand, #7 Betcha ridden by Jockey Rocco R. Bowen bore out under a left-hand whip causing jockey Fernando De La Cruz to check and alter the course of his horse #8 Real Deputee, thereby losing the opportunity to finish 3rd. After an informal hearing at the race replay review on June 16, 2020, the Indiana Grand IHRC Board of Stewards suspended Jockey Rocco R. Bowen 3 racing days from 6/23/2020 to 6/25/2020 for careless riding. 
Name: JANELL SANDERSON Ruling Date: 6/13/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-18 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/22/2020 Suspension End: 7/21/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer, Janell Sanderson, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 12., 2020, pending the outcome of her hearing on June 22, 2020, @ 10:00 a.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 Out of competion testing conducted on June 11, 2020 at Ruidoso Downs. (15.2.6.) Out of Competition Testing (J) (1) (a,b,c,) (15.2.6.9) For failure to comply with NMRC order for Out of Competition Testing of eleven, (11) horses in her care. The order was issued by NMRC Investigator, Leasa Johnson on June 10,2020 for testing on 06/11/2020. This failure to follow directives is in violation of NMRC Out of Competion testing protocols. In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 (J) Out of Competitio Testing 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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)(g) has had or is currently excluded from association grounds by a recognized racing jurisdiction; (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: JANELL SANDERSON Ruling Date: 7/23/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-18-REST Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/22/2020 Suspension End: 7/21/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-RUI-18 - Restored to Good Standing Trainer, Janell Sanderson having appeared before the Ruidoso Board of Stewards on June 22nd, 2020 in regard to the summary suspension dated June 12th, 2020. After hearing all testimony and evidence presented, the Ruidoso Board of Stewards find that Trainer Janell Sanderson is no longer a threat to the safety, welfare or a danger to New Mexico racing. In mitigation, there was not enough evidence presented to justify the penalty of a summary suspension.
Name: JANELL SANDERSON Ruling Date: 7/23/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-18-FO Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/22/2020 Suspension End: 7/21/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-RUI-18 - Ruling Final Outcome…7/23/2020 Trainer: Janell Sanderson, was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 22, 2020. The hearing was held by tele-conference telephonically in regard to failing to present horses for Out of Competition Testing as directed, on June 11, 2020 at Ruidoso Downs. The following horses were selected for (OOCT) testing on June 10, 2020, and failed to appear: Ember Moon, Itsallabouttheheart, Kiss This Flying By, Lunas Flashy Jolla, Oriana, Pretty Devon Lady, Rafitas Boy, RB Secret Seis, Sugar Cartel, Volcoms Gone, and Lisa's Special Wood.

This hearing was to determine whether you have violated NMAC 15.2.6.9 (J) Out of Competition Testing. 15.2.6.9 NMAC: A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: 1(a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; 1(b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or 1(c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office. 15.2.6.9 (J-8) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible. Penalties for violations of this subsection include: (a) any horse not presented for testing upon notification absent extenuating circumstances will be placed immediately on the steward’s list for a minimum of 60 days and shall be subject to all the requirements set forth in Paragraph (8) of Subsection C of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (b) the licensed trainer of a horse not presented for testing upon notification and absent extenuating circumstances is a minimum license suspension of one year. Note: No evidence was presented to disprove the findings of the New Mexico Racing Commission.

After examining all the evidence presented, the Board of Stewards hereby assesses a penalty for Janell Sanderson, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (J)(8b) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

  1. A 1-year suspension of all NMRC licenses July 22, 2020, through July 21, 2021, inclusive.
  2. All horses listed above shall be placed on the stewards list for 60 days from June 10, 2020 and then must test negative in hair before becoming eligible to enter.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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: 15.2.6.9 (J)NMAC 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 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. Last date of appeal: August 2, 2020

Name: JANELL SANDERSON Ruling Date: 7/29/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-18-MOD Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/22/2020 Suspension End: 7/21/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer: Janell Sanderson, was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 22, 2020. The hearing was held by tele-conference telephonically in regard to failing to present horses for Out of Competition Testing as directed, on June 11, 2020 at Ruidoso Downs. The following horses were selected for (OOCT) testing on June 10, 2020, and failed to appear: Ember Moon, Itsallabouttheheart, Kiss This Flying By, Lunas Flashy Jolla, Oriana, Pretty Devon Lady, Rafitas Boy, RB Secret Seis, Sugar Cartel, Volcoms Gone, and Lisa's Special Wood.

This hearing was to determine whether you have violated NMAC 15.2.6.9 (J) Out of Competition Testing. 15.2.6.9 NMAC: A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: 1(a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; 1(b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or 1(c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office. 15.2.6.9 (J-8) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible. Penalties for violations of this subsection include: (a) any horse not presented for testing upon notification absent extenuating circumstances will be placed immediately on the steward’s list for a minimum of 60 days and shall be subject to all the requirements set forth in Paragraph (8) of Subsection C of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (b) the licensed trainer of a horse not presented for testing upon notification and absent extenuating circumstances is a minimum license suspension of one year. Note: No evidence was presented to disprove the findings of the New Mexico Racing Commission.

After examining all the evidence presented, the Board of Stewards hereby assesses a penalty for Janell Sanderson, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (J)(8b) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 1-year suspension of all NMRC licenses July 22, 2020, through July 21, 2021, inclusive.
    2. All horses listed above shall be placed on the stewards list for 60 days from June 11, 2020 and then must test negative in hair before becoming eligible to enter.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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 Janell Sanderson 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: 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. 15.2.6.9 (J)NMAC 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

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. Last date of appeal: August 2, 2020

Name: ADRIAN E HUITRON Ruling Date: 1/28/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23828 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ambroxol, reported by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory at 30.557 ng/ml in post-race plasma sample taken from “Relentless Dynasty,” the third finisher of race 10, December 14, 2019, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Adrian Huitron waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. The stewards concluded that sample ED44541 contained Ambroxol and this is considered an Ordinary Violation of an ARCI Category IV Drug. Trainer Adrian Huitron is hereby fined the sum of $1000 for a second ARCI category IV or V drug violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-132 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jackie Sanchez,is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, July 21, 2019, pending the outcome of her hearing on July 28, 2019, @ 9:00 a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso Downs NM 88346.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive in the hair for the Class 3 drug (Penalty A Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found test sample #E285926 taken from “A J Major Seis” during Out of Competition Testing (15.2.6(J) on July15, 2019 at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jackie Sanchez 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 Jackie Sanchez. 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 Jackie Sanchez 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(J) Out of Competition Testing 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)(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: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-132-CC Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

ISSUED IN ERROR

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. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 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 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (c) 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 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: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-132-RES Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-132 - Ruling Rescinded

ISSUED IN ERROR

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. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 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 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (c) 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 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: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-131 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer Jackie Sanchez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, July 21, 2019, pending the outcome of her hearing on July 28, 2019, @ 9:00 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 the urine, test sample #E329280 taken from the first place finisher (trained by Jackie Sanchez), “A J Major Seis”, in the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jackie Sanchez 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 Jackie Sanchez. 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 Jackie Sanchez 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)(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: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-131-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-131 - Case Continued

Trainer Jackie Sanchez, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 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 the urine, test sample #E329280 taken from the first place finisher (trained by Jackie Sanchez), “A J Major Seis”, in the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jackie Sanchez 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 Jackie Sanchez. 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 Jackie Sanchez 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)(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: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-131-FO Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-131 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Jackie E. Sanchez (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 12, 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 test sample E329280 taken from the first place finisher, “A J Major Seis”, in the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 230 +/- 40 pg/ml .

PBT Racing LLC (David P. Alaniz), the owner of record for the horse “A J Major Seis”, was duly notified and failed to appear

For Jackie E. Sanchez’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 18 month suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) July 21, 2019, through January 21, 2021, inclusive.
                2. A (15,000.00) Fifteen Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before October 12, 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), Jackie E. Sanchez 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 Jackie E. Sanchez 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 Jackie E. Sanchez 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.

Name: PAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-122 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Per 16.47.1.10(D)(1) Trainers: Assistant Trainers, Assistant Trainer Paul Ramirez (assistant for Trainer, Bobby Martinez), is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, July 13, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on July 21, 2019, @ 9:00 a.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 1 Penalty A substance (15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties), Ostarine, found in test samples #E329203 and#E329220. Test sample #E329203 was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM DYNASTY ROCK ”, following the 10th race on July 5, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Test sample #E329220, was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM EASE ROCK ”, following the 4th race on July 6, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Paul Ramirez 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 Paul Ramirez 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 Paul Ramirez 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: 16.47.1.10(D)(1) Trainers: Assistant Trainers A trainer may employ an assistant trainer, who shall be equally responsible with the employing trainer for the condition of the horses in their care. The name of the assistant trainer shall be shown on the official program along with that of the employing trainer. 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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: PAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-122-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Assistant Trainer Paul Ramirez (assistant for Trainer, Bobby Martinez) (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 21, 2019. The summary suspension hearing was in regard to the detection of the Class 1 Penalty A substance (15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties), Ostarine, found in test samples #E329203 and#E329220. Test sample #E329203 was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM DYNASTY ROCK ”, following the 10th race on July 5, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Test sample #E329220, was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM EASE ROCK ”, following the 4th race on July 6, 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 Paul Ramirez pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Paul Ramirez 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 Paul Ramirez 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 Paul Ramirez 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/ 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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: ROBBY J ALBARADO Ruling Date: 5/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #19-0045 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey: Robby J. Albarado (D.O.B. 9/11/1973)

Jockey Robby J. Albarado is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS for failure to be present for the race replay review on May 18, 2019 after being duly notified to appear. Upon receipt of this ruling, it is required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:009 Section 16

Name: JOE LOUIS HONESTO Ruling Date: 2/3/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-71 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/3/2019 Suspension End: 4/3/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner Joe Louis Honesto was duly notified, and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 3, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” in horse “The Last Bullet” (Test Sample #: E290934) who finished in SECOND place in the 2nd race on November 18, 2018, at Zia Park.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 7.69±.1 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer.

Joe Louis Honesto), is also the owner of record for horse “The Last Bullet”,

For Joe Louis Honesto’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 February 3, 2019, through April 3, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A ($1,500)Fifteen Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 3, 2019. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine within the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    3. 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 “The Last Bullet” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning November 19, 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.
    4. The horse “The Last Bullet” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from the 2nd race on November 18, 2018, at Zia Park for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Elias Bigcartel
                2. Wild Saturday Nite
                3. Run Eyesa Run
                4. Maple Eyes
                5. Redd Metal
                6. Perrys Queen
Unplaced “The Last Bullet”

During said time of applicable suspension Joe Louis Honesto 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 Joe Louis Honesto 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 Joe Louis Honesto 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/ 15.2.6.9(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: Arthur Tsiamis Ruling Date: 10/26/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-77 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Arthur Tsiamis, Permit #16519; DOB 4/6/1970, is hereby suspended pending the outcome of current legal issues.

All fines imposed by the Board of Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) Days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per West Virginia Rule of Racing #178-1-8.5.n You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00

Name: Arthur Tsiamis Ruling Date: 10/26/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-76 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 350 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Arthur Tsiamis, Permit #16519; DOB 4/6/1970, is hereby fined ($250.00) Two Hundred Fifty Dollars for violation of West Virginia Rules of Racing 178-1-23.2.b.1, which reads: “No person shall: smoke in stalls, feed rooms, under shed rows, on the track running surface or in any other “no smoking” area of the association’s grounds as identified by the association or the Racing Commission.

Mr. Tsiamis was also found to be intoxicated and was being obnoxious and in violation of West Virginia Rules of Racing 178-1-24.3.b.6 which reads: “Presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his or her body”. Both violations happened in the barn area the evening of October 18, 2018. For this violation Mr. Tsiamis is hereby fined ($100.00) One Hundred Dollars. Mr. Tsiamis is hereby fined a total of ($350.00) Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars All fines imposed by the Board of Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) Days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per West Virginia Rule of Racing #178-1-8.5.n You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00

Name: SAMUEL ROBLEDO Ruling Date: 9/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-12 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/25/2017 Suspension End: 9/25/2020
Ruling Text:
DECISION AND ORDER

WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) on August 17, 2017, on review of the hearing officer’s report regarding the above named Trainer and Owner; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer’s report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer’s report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law incorporated herein by reference; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Trainer’s actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the findings of violations on behalf of Trainer; WHEREAS the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer, incorporated herein, and incorporating additional conditions. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Trainer Samuel Robledo offense Sample No. NM18383 pertaining to horse “Sweet Lady Corona,” Trainer Robledo is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Zilpaterol) in a horse he is training. As such, Trainer, the Owner, and the horse “Sweet Lady Corona,” shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows: Samuel Robledo as Trainer

      1. A suspension of three (3) years, pursuant to regulation 15.2.6.9(C)(1) NMAC (9/15/2015); and
      2. A fine of $25,000 or 25% of the total purse, whichever is greater, to be paid in one lump sum prior to appearing before the Commission as set forth in IV below.
      3. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Samuel Robledo must retake and pass the trainer’s test prior to the three (3) year suspension of his license being lifted;
      4. Appellant Trainer Samuel Robledo must personally appear before the Commission prior to the suspension of the license being lifted and after having taken and passed the trainer’s test. Appellant Trainer Samuel Robledo must request to be placed on the Agenda;
      5. Appellant Trainer Samuel Robledo is not allowed on the grounds of the Association under the jurisdiction of the NM Racing Commission during his suspension;

Jaime Brito as Owner VI. For the offense of the positive test of Zilpaterol Sample No. NM18383 pertaining to horse “Sweet Lady Corona” which placed 1st in the 2nd race at the Zia Park Race Track in Hobbs, NM on November 2, 2015 the penalty imposed shall be disqualification and unplaced; VII. Loss of purse; and VIII. Sweet Lady Corona shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for one hundred twenty (120) days and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the New Mexico Racing Commission This Decision and Order shall be served upon Trainer Samuel Robledo and Owner Jaime Brito. This Order will take effect on September 25, 2017. A person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA within 30 days of the date that this Order was signed by the Commission. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Name: SAMUEL ROBLEDO Ruling Date: 10/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-12-ADC Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/25/2017 Suspension End: 9/25/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-Comm-12 - Appeal Submitted to District Court
Name: SAMUEL ROBLEDO Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-12-FO Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/25/2017 Suspension End: 9/25/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-Comm-12 - Ruling Final Outcome - Order by Lee A. Kirksey, District Judge affirms the decision of the NMRC. Therefore, Decision and Order dated 9/12/17 is affirmed.
Name: PABLO Y RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-141 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/28/2016 Suspension End: 11/28/2017
Ruling Text: Owner Pablo Rodriguez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on November 28, 2016, concerning allegations of theft in the casino on November 4, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Pablo Rodriguez a penalty of: A revocation of all NMRC licenses effective immediately November 28, 2016. Pablo Rodriguez is also ineligible for licensure for a period of 365 days starting November 28, 2016, through November 28, 2017, inclusive and must appear before the New Mexico Racing Commission prior to any further licensing. Pablo Rodriguez is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(h) 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a Summoned Party 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: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: PABLO Y RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-141-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/28/2016 Suspension End: 11/28/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-141 - Restored to Good Standing. Approved for licensing
Name: RUBEN FUENTES Ruling Date: 7/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-103 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: The owner license #174384 issued to Ruben Fuentes is hereby rescinded without prejudice after he appeared on July 15, 2016, before the Board of Stewards and stated that he is no longer elgiable to be licensed in that capacity. Ruben Fuentes hereby issued an apprentice jockey license.

This ruling is in accordance with:

16.47.1.8 (M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.

Name: CARLOS SEDILLO Ruling Date: 6/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-2 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/15/2016 Suspension End: 6/15/2026
Ruling Text:
Pursuant to the Opinion and Order issued by the Honorable Denise Barela-Shepherd, District Court Judge, the Court affirms the decision of the New Mexico Racing Commission in the matter of Trainer Carlos Sedillo.  Therefore, the Decision and Order Ruling #3379813 as entered by the New Mexico Racing Commission is hereby upheld.
Whereas, Trainer Carlos Sedillo is found in violation of Commission rules and for these violations shall be assessed the following penalty: A $10,000.00 dollar fine and a suspension for a period of 10 years.  The ten year period of suspension shall commence on the date of June 15, 2016.  During the period of suspension, Trainer Carlos Sedillo shall abide by the statute and rules of the Commission.  Trainer Carlos Sedillo shall be penalized with a loss of purse.  Trainer Carlos Sedillo must pay all fines within thirty (30) days from the date of this ruling.
By Order of the New Mexico Racing Commission
 
________________________________________
Ismael Trejo
Name: CARLOS SEDILLO Ruling Date: 7/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-2-FO Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/15/2016 Suspension End: 6/15/2026
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-Comm-2 - Ruling Final Outcome please see letter in documents.



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