Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >8/23/2015<

322 Total Rulings compiled at: 8/28/2015 7:08:53 PM G.M.T.

Name: ALVIN JOSEPH FRANCIS Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-21 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/28/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Carol Griffieon, presented the Board of Stewards with a financial judgment issued by Iowa District Court for Polk County against Trainer Alvin Francis in the amount of nine hundred seventy eight dollars and forty five cents ($978.45) with interest to accrue at a rate of 2.23 % per annum from 6/1/15, plus one hundred five dollars ($105.00) court costs.
 
Whenever any person licensed to engage in racing suffers a final judgment entered against that person in any court of competent jurisdiction within the United States, when that judgment is based wholly upon an indebtedness incurred by that person for supplies, equipment, or services furnished in connection with racing, the commission representatives shall schedule a hearing at which the licensee shall be required to show cause as to why the license should not be suspended. [491 IAC 6.5(2)”b”]
 
The Board of Stewards set a hearing for July 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., and duly notified Alvin Francis of said hearing in accordance with 491 IAC 4.6(5)”b.”   Mr. Francis has failed to settle said judgment.
 
The Board of Stewards finds Alvin Francis has not demonstrated financial responsibility and has failed to meet a monetary obligation connected with racing.  Therefore, Alvin Francis’s trainer license, and any other licenses held by Alvin Francis, is hereby suspended pending his satisfaction of the aforementioned court ordered financial judgment.  Upon satisfaction of said judgment, and providing he meets all other occupational licensing requirements, license privileges will be restored to Alvin Francis.
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-160 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Albert T. Medrano having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the first race on August 14, 2015, at Sunray Park  is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert T. Medrano a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-161 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Albert T. Medrano, having been summoned and failed to appear  before the Board of Stewards and having his hearing held in absentia, on August 15, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Dunit Bro Bro” in the tenth race, August 14, 2015, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert T. Medrano, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: KENNETH HALL Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-162 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Kenneth Hall Jr, having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 28, 2015, for failure to appear in paddock with his horse, Hay Man Mark, which resulted in a late scratch in the seventh race August 25, 2015,  at Sunray Park.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Kenneth Hall Jr a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 16.47.1.10 (C) (22)  presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered;
Name: FERNANDO ROJAS Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-163 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 23, 2015 concerning a report on being disrespectful to the outrider.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of twenty five dollar ($25.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: BARBARA JEAN BROWN Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-164 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2015 concerning a security citation for her employee not having a license on his person when he took her horse to the test barn.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of twenty five dollar ($25.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: MONICA L ORTEGA Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-165 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2015 concerning a security citation for her employee not having a license on his person when they took her horse to the test barn.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of twenty five dollar ($25.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-166 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Elusive Moment” that finished first, in the ninth race, on August 23, 2015 at Sunray Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of thedisqualification, this horse was placed eighth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Mr. Sierra     
2nd Dubber      
3rd Emmy Award Winning                       
4th Delatore                  
5th Perkinsville
6th   Not in Siberia
7th Record Heat   
8th Elusive Moment
9th Artistic Venture
10th Hot Rod Bill
Name: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-167 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared  by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date August 18, 2015, for failure to declare equipment FLIPPING HALTER ON at time of entry on the horse Decadent Man, entered in the first race, on August 15, 2015 , at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before September 28, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-168 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared  by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date August 28, 2015, for failure to declare equipment FLIPPING HALTER ON at time of entry on the horse Sicario entered in the first race, on August 22, 2015 , at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-169 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/11/2015 Suspension End: 9/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Frank Reyes, having been summoned and represented by jockey Luis Robledo before the Board of Stewards on August 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Silverhill” in the eighth race,  August 25, 2015, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed , Frank Reyes a suspension of  3 days (September 11, 2015,  September 12, 2015, and September 13, 2015).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: JOSE IGNACIO DEHERRERA Ruling Date: 8/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-170 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jose Ignacio DeHerrera  having appeared  before the Board of Stewards on August 28, 2015, for failing to have a current coggins for horse Jess Another Perry, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the third race on August 28, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Ignacio DeHerrera a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before September 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Jose Ignacio DeHerrera  is found to be in violation of.
Name: THOMAS DEAN CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0115 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Board of Stewards has received and reviewed your written protest dated August 23, 2015 involving the attempted claim of a horse from the fourth race on July 25, 2015 at Ellis Park. Pursuant to 810 KAR 1:015 the claim must be deposited in the association’s claim box at least fifteen (15) minutes before post time of the race from which the claim is being made. In addition, pursuant to 810 KAR 1:017 an objection or complaint involving the claim of a horse must be filed in writing and submitted to the stewards no later than forty eight (48) hours after post time of the race. Therefore, the protest has been denied.
 
 
810 KAR 1:004 Section 3, subsection (2)                                                                      810 KAR 1:015 Section 1, subsection (7)(a) 3. and subsection (8)(a)
810 KAR 1:017 Section 2, subsection (1) and (2) and Section 3, subsection (d)
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: THOMAS DEAN CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0115 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Board of Stewards has received and reviewed your written protest dated August 23, 2015 involving the attempted claim of a horse from the fourth race on July 25, 2015 at Ellis Park. Pursuant to 810 KAR 1:015 the claim must be deposited in the association’s claim box at least fifteen (15) minutes before post time of the race from which the claim is being made. In addition, pursuant to 810 KAR 1:017 an objection or complaint involving the claim of a horse must be filed in writing and submitted to the stewards no later than forty eight (48) hours after post time of the race. Therefore, the protest has been denied.
 
 
810 KAR 1:004 Section 3, subsection (2)                                                                      810 KAR 1:015 Section 1, subsection (7)(a) 3. and subsection (8)(a)
810 KAR 1:017 Section 2, subsection (1) and (2) and Section 3, subsection (d)
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: THOMAS DEAN CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0115 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Board of Stewards has received and reviewed your written protest dated August 23, 2015 involving the attempted claim of a horse from the fourth race on July 25, 2015 at Ellis Park. Pursuant to 810 KAR 1:015 the claim must be deposited in the association’s claim box at least fifteen (15) minutes before post time of the race from which the claim is being made. In addition, pursuant to 810 KAR 1:017 an objection or complaint involving the claim of a horse must be filed in writing and submitted to the stewards no later than forty eight (48) hours after post time of the race. Therefore, the protest has been denied.
 
 
810 KAR 1:004 Section 3, subsection (2)                                                                      810 KAR 1:015 Section 1, subsection (7)(a) 3. and subsection (8)(a)
810 KAR 1:017 Section 2, subsection (1) and (2) and Section 3, subsection (d)
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: CHRIS A HARTMAN Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0116 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS for the late arrival of your horse LIVONZIN, who was not on the grounds at Ellis Park on August 23, 2015 to receive Furosemide within the time designated. Upon receipt of this ruling, you have 30 days to pay any fine imposed by the stewards or face summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
 
810 KAR 1:018 Section 6, subsection (3)(a)
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: COREY F CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH90 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Callahan is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Callahan did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 12th race on Friday, July 31,  2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: MANUEL DE JESUS VAZQUEZ-GOMEZ Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-20 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having admitted to reporting incorrect weight to the clerk of scales for the race card on August 23, 2015, Jockey Manuel Vazquez-Gomez is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-43 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 187 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Slow Pace in Race
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-43 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 187 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-CENT-43 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: ERIC H KATES Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH94 Ruling Type: Shockwave Therapy Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The New Jersey Racing Commission was established and created with the primary duty of regulating the horse racing industry in the State of New Jersey.  Inherent in its duty, the Commission may develop the necessary standards, criteria, safeguards, and procedures necessary to properly enable it to carry out and fully and effectively perform it regulatory duties.
 
Consistent with its authority and jurisdiction over all matters related to horse racing in New Jersey, and acting in its duty to curtail activies or circumstancess inimical to the integrity and safe conduct of racing, as well as guarding the health of the horses and humans who compete in racing in New Jersey, the Racing Commission  established a policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy on all horses competing at New Jersey racetracks.
 
The Commission's policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy was placed into effect as of May 29, 2003 and was distributed to all practicing veterinarians licensed by the New Jersey Racing Commission.  The policy is explicit in its purpose and instructions, which state:
 
1) All shock wave therapy machines must be registered with the State Veterinarian by the practicing           veterinarian.
 
2) Only New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarians may posess a shockwave therapy      
            machine on the racetrack and all other properties under jurisdiction of the Commission.  
 
3) All shock wave therapy treatments  must be performed by a New Jersey Commission licensed  
            veterinarian.
 
4) All shock wave therapy must be reported in writing within 24 hours of the treatment, to the State
            Veterinarian, reguardless of where the horse is stabled.
 
5) Horses that have received shock wave therapy are prohibited from competing for a perood of ten
           (10) days following a treatment.  (The day following the treatment shall be considered day one).
 
Having testified at the administrative hearing conducted on April 7, 2015, Dr. Eric Kates acknowledged receiving and being familiar with the policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy issued by the New Jersy Racing Commission.
 
Dr. Kates further acknowledged that he, as the Managing Partner of Colts Neck Equine Associates, was responsible for establishing policy and procedures for the veterinary practice of Colts Neck Equine Associates, which would ensure that all New Jersey Racing Commissioned licensed employees of Colts Equine act in compliance with the rules and regulations, policies and procedures of the New Jersey Racing Commission.
 
As result of the administrative hearing conducted on April 7, 2015, the Board of Judges has determined that Dr. Eric Kates, as Managing Partner of Colts Neck Equine Associates, failed in his duty and responsibility to estabilish the necessary standards required to ensure that all New Jersey Racing Commission licensed employees of Colts Neck Equine Associates act in compliance with all the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the New Jersey Racing Commission.  In failing to establish reasonable procedures for New Jersey Racing Commission licensed employees of Colts Neck Equine Associates, Dr. Eric Kates, as Managing Partner of Colts Neck Equine Associates, permitted:
 
A New Jersey Racing Commission licensed employee of Colts Neck Equine Associates who is not a
       licensed veterinarian to possess a shock wave therapy machine on the grounds of a N.J.R.C. licensed
       facility on April 12, 2013;
 
  A New Jersey Racing Commission licensed employee of Colts Neck Equine Associates who is not a
licensed veterinarian to perform shock wave therapy treatment on a standardbred racehorse on the
grounds of a N.J.R.C. licensed facility on April 12, 2013;
 
Two New Jersey Racing Commission licensed employees of Colts Neck Equine Associates to engage
in a conspicacy to circumvent the veterinary reporting requirements of the New Jersey Racing
Commission by knowingly and willfully submitting a falsified treatment slip to the New Jersey Racing
Commission.  The veterinary treatment slip is required by the Racing Commission's policy regarding
the use of shock wave therapy as well as required by the Racing Commission rule N.J.A.C 13:71-9.2.
 
The Board of Judges, acting within the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Racing Commission as promulgated in N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.20, hereby find Dr. Eric Kates, acting in his capacity of Managing Partner of Colts Neck Equine Associates, to be in violation of the New Jersey Racing Commission policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy as well as New Jersey Racing Commission Rules N.J.AC. 13:71-1.19, N.J.A.C. 13:71-9.2,  N.J.A.C. 13:71-26.5.  As a result Dr. Eric Kates is hereby fined the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dolalars.
 
Name: DAVID WILLIAM RUSSELL Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH95 Ruling Type: Shockwave Therapy Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2015 Suspension End: 11/12/2015
Ruling Text:
The New Jersey Racing Commission was established and created with the primary duty of regulating the horse racing industry in the State of New Jersey.  Inherent in its duty, the Commission may develop the necessary standards, criteria, safeguards, and procedures neceassary to properly enable it to carry out and fully and effectively perform it regulatory duties.
 
Consistent with its authority and jurisdiction over all matters related to horse racing in New Jersey, and acting in its duty to curtail activities or circumstances inimical to the integrity and safe conduct of racing, as well as guarding the health of the horses and humans who compete in racing in New Jersey, the Racing Commission established a policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy on all horses competing at New Jersey racetracks.
 
The Commission's policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy was placed into effect as of May 29, 2003.  The policy is explicit in its purpose and instructions, which state:
 
1) All shock wave therapy machines must be registered with the State Veterinarian, by the practicing veterinarian.
 
2) Only New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarians may possess a shock wave therapy machine on the racetrack and all other properties under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
 
3) All shock wave therapy treatments must be performed by a New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarian.
 
4) All shock wave therapy treatments must be reported in writing within 24 hours of the treatment, to the State Veterinarian, regardless of where the horse is stabled.
 
5) Horses that received shock wave therapy are prohibited form competing for a period of ten (10) days following a treatment.  (The day following the treatment shall be considered day one (1).
 
As a result of the administrative hearing conducted on April 7, 2015, the Board of Judges has determined that on April 12, 2013, David Russell:
 
did possess a shock wave therapy machine on the grounds on an off-track training facility licensed by  
       the New Jersey Racing Commission;
       
      did administer shock wave therapy treatment to a standardbred racehorse on the grounds of an off-track
       training facility licensed by the New Jersey Racing Commission.
 
The possession of a shock wave therapy machine and the treatment of shock wave therapy administered to a standardbred racehorse by someone other than a New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarian,  while on the grounds of a New Jersey Racing Commission license facility, is in direct violation of the policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy as established by the New Jersey Racing Commission.
 
Following the shock wave therapy treatment administered by Mr. Russell, who is not a licensed veterinarian, David Russell did conspire with a New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarian as they knowingly and willfully submitted a falsified veterinary treatment slip to the New  Jersey Racing Commission indicating that the shock wave therapy treatment was administered by a New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarian, when in fact the treatment was administered by Mr. Russell.
 
Mr. Russell actions are in violation of the New Jersey Commission policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy as well as in violation New Jersey Racing Commission rules, N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.19,  N.J.A.C.
13:71-9.2,  and N.J.A.C. 13:71-26.5.  As a result, Mr. David Russell is hereby suspended for a period
of sixty (60) days and fined the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars.  The period of suspension shall begin on September 14, 2015 and continue through and including November 12, 2015.  During the period of suspension, Mr. Russell is denied access to all grounds that are under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes.
Name: REBECCA ANNA LINKE Ruling Date: 8/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH96 Ruling Type: Shockwave Therapy Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2015 Suspension End: 11/12/2015
Ruling Text:
The New Jersey Racing Commission was established and created with the primary duty of regulating the horse racing industry in the State of New Jersey.  Inherent in its duty, the Commission may develop the necessary standards, criteria, safeguards, and procedures necessary to properly enable it to carry out and fully and effectively perform its regulatory duties.
 
Consistent with its authority and jurisdiction over all matters related to horse racing in New Jersey, and acting in its duty to curtail activities or circumstances inimical to the integrity and safe conduct of racing, as well as guarding the health of the horses and humans who compete in racing in New Jersey, the Racing Commission established a policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy on all horses competing at New Jersey racetracks.
 
The Commission's policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy was placed into effect as of May 29, 2003 and was distributed to all practicing veterinarians licensed by the New Jersey Racing Commission.  The policy is explicit in its purpose and instructions, which state:
 
1)All shock wave therapy machines must be registered with the State Veterinarian by the practicing veterinarian.
 
2) Only New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarians may possess a shock wave therapy machine on the racetrack and all other properties under the jursidiction of the Commission.
 
3) All shock wave therapy treatments must be performed by a New Jersey  Racing Commission licensed veterinarian.
 
4) All shock wave therapy treatments must be reported in writing within 24 hours of the treatment, to the State Veterinarian, regardless of where the horse is stabled.
 
5) Horses that have received shock wave therapy are prohibited from competing for a period of ten (10) days following a treatment.  (The day following the treatment shall be considered day one (1).
 
As a result of the administrative hearing conducted on April 7, 2015, the Board of Judges has determined that Rebecca Linke, DVM did have knowledge of a violation of the Racing Commission's policy regarding shock wave therapy which was committed by another licensee of the New Jersey Racing Commission when shock wave therapy treatment was administered to a standardbred racehorse on the grounds of a licensed, off-track training facility by someone other than a New Jersey Racing Commission licensed veterinarian on April 13, 2013.  Rather report the violation to Racing Commission Officials, as required by N.J.A.C. 13:71-26.3, Dr. Linke chose to conspire with the individual who administered the treatment as they knowingly and willfully submitted a falisified veterinary treatment slip to to the New Jersey Racing Commission indicating that the shock wave therapy treatment was administered by Dr. Linke, when in fact, the treatment was administered by someone other than a New Jersey licensed veterinarian.
 
Dr. Linke's actions are inviolation of the New Jersey Racing Commission policy regarding the use of shock wave therapy as well as in violation of the New Jersey Commission rules, N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.19,  N.J.A.C. 13:71-9.2,  N.J.A.C. 13:71-26.3 and N.J.A.C 13:71-26.5.  As a result, Rebecca Linke, DVM is hereby suspended for a period of sixty (60) days and fined the sum of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars.  The period of suspension shall begin on September 14, 2015 and continue through and including November 12, 2015.  During the period of suspension, Dr. Linke is denied access to all grounds that are under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes.
Name: ALONSO S QUINONEZ Ruling Date: 8/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-57 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ALONSO QUINONEZ is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the SIXTH race at Del Mar Race Track on August 23, 2015.
Name: JELANI SHOMARIE GRANT Ruling Date: 8/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-058 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Exercise Rider JELANI GRANT  is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – disobedience to morning outrider).
Name: Daniel Madrid Ruling Date: 8/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21297 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license expired 8/8/15.
Name: Sheila Daugherty Ruling Date: 8/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-034-15 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Sheila Daugherty is fined $200.00 for bringing AGGIE'S DREAM late to the Lasix barn resulting in scratching the horse from the 5th race at Harrington Raceway on August 25, 2015.  DHRC rule: 8.3.5.4.  All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: Trevor Wayne Simpson Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-B#36 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/28/2015 Suspension End: 8/29/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended from riding for 2 race days, August 28 and 29, 2015 for allowing his mount to come in before being properly clear during the run to the first turn causing interference.
Name: MONTRELL SHANEIL TEAGUE Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-033-15 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Montrell Teague is fined $200.00 for causing visible injury (cut) while driving #6, BATTLESHOE TOM in the 1st race at Harrington Raceway on August 24, 2015.  DHRC rule:7.6.13.14.2.3.  All fines to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: ALDO A ARBOLEDA Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-159 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/4/2015 Suspension End: 9/6/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Aldo Arboleda, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Elusive Moment” in the ninth race,  August 23, 2015, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed , Aldo Arboleda a suspension of  3 days (September 4, 2015,  September 5, 2015, and September 6, 2015).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: RONNIE H WRENN Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-197 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #8 Hustling Charley in race 13 on 8/21/15 he came down in the stretch and interfered with #5 UF Whosurdarlinboy and caused #3 Littlebittybigjohn to go offstride. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11  17-99
Name: JOHN W. TAKTER Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH86 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Takter is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, at approximately the 3/4 mile pole, while driving #4 "KATHY PARKER" in the 8th race on Friday, July 31, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH87 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. Miller is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, at approximately the 3/4 mile pole, while driving #6 "SILVIA" in the 8th race on Friday, July 31, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
Name: TROND SMEDSHAMMER Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH88 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/11/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Smedshammer is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days, August 11, 2015 through and including August 13, 2015.
 
While driving #11 "DONATOMITE" in the 11th race on Friday, July 31, 2015, Mr. Smedshammer did drive in a careless manner and allow his horse to be driven with a wheel inside of multiple Hubless Rail pylons after the 3/4 mile pole, resulting a disqualification.
 
#5 "DONATOMITE" finished 4th, disqualified and placed 5th.
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH89 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Miller did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 12th race on Friday, July 31, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH82 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Miller did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 2nd race on Saturday, August 1,  2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: TIMOTHY A TETRICK Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH84 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Tetrick is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Tetrick did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 4th race on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: MARK J MACDONALD Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH83 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. MacDonald is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. MacDonald did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 2nd race on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: ROBERT J. KRIVELIN Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH91 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Krivelin is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #5 "PERMANENT JOY" in the 2nd race on Friday, August 7, 2015.
 
Repetitive Offense.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH92 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. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, in the stretch, while driving #3 "WHOM SHALL I FEAR" in the 5th race on Friday, August 7, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
Name: MONTRELL SHANEIL TEAGUE Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH93 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Teague is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #2 "WIGGLE IT JIGGLEIT" in the 11th race on Saturday, August 8, 2015.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: JAMES GENE HANSON Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Les Bois Park
Ruling Number: 2015-BOI-10 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On may 30th, 2015 the horse "Generations" completed in and won the 6th race at Les Bois Park. Blood sample #105243 was collected from the horse following the race. Laboratory analysis of the blood sample #105243 by Truesdail labratories, Inc. the official racing lab for the ISRC detected and confirmed the presence of the drug "Dexamethasone". The referee portion of the blood sample #15243 was forwarded to LGC Science, Inc. which also detected and confirmed the presence of the drug "Dexamethasone". "Dexamethasone" is a NON-Premitted drug per IDAPA 11.04.11.040.01 per IDAPA 11.04.11.050, the presence of the drug in post race testing constitutes prima facie evidence that the horse cfompeted in violation of the IDAPA rules.  Per IDAPA 11.04.11.501.02, a horse that participates in violation of the above mentioned rules shall be declared ineligible to have participated in the race, and shall be disqualified.
Name: RICHARD JOHN OLIVER Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-243 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey RICK JOHN OLIVER having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, which led to a disqualification of his mount “Vitali” in the second race, Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
RICK JOHN OLIVER is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RICK JOHN OLIVER a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: RICARDO AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-244 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey RICARDO AGUIRRE, having been duly summoned, and having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the sixth race, Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
RICARDO AGUIRRE is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RICARDO AGUIRRE a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: RICARDO AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-245 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey RICARDO AGUIRRE, having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held in absentia for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Twntyfour Karat Rock”  in the fifth race, Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
RICARDO AGUIRRE is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RICARDO AGUIRRE a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: YORDANIS AMARO Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-246 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey YORDANIS AMARO  having appeared  before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Premier Ethics” in the  eighth race, Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
YORDANIS AMARO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed YORDANIS AMARO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ-FLORES Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-247 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner and Trainer VICTOR H RODRIGUEZ FLORES, having been notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a Security Citation issued concerning a confrontation with Security staff at his stable on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Rodriguez Flores was involved in a verbal confrontation with Security Staff, and was uncooperative in compliance during a license check at a private barn, adjacent to Association grounds).
 
VICTOR H RODRIGUEZ FLORES is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents”.
 
16.47.1.9 (F) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An Owner or Lessee of a private barn/stable adjacent to or within a reasonable distance of a New Mexico racing facility governed by the Commission may by consent, have direct access to that racetrack, provided they consent to the jurisdiction of the Commission, and agree in writing to comply with all rules and regulations of the Commission”.
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet.  Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds.  The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed VICTOR H RODRIGUEZ FLORES a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Additionally, VICTOR H RODRIGUEZ FLORES is hereby placed on probation for the remainder of this meeting, through September 7, 2015, inclusive. Any further related violation will result in further sanction.
 
Name: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ-FLORES Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-248 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer VICTOR H RODRIGUEZ FLORES, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a Security Citation issued August 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. RODRIGUEZ FLORES was issued a citation for employing three unlicensed persons at his stable during a license check at a private barn adjacent to Association grounds. Mr.             Rodriguez Flores accepted responsibility for the matter).
 
 VICTOR H RODRIGUEZ FLORES is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
16.47.1.9 (F) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An Owner or Lessee of a Private Barn/Stable adjacent to or within a reasonable distance of a New Mexico racing facility governed by the Commission may, by consent, have direct access to that racetrack, provided they consent to the jurisdiction of the Commission, and agree in writing to comply with all rules and regulations of the Commission”.
 
16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed VICTOR H RODRIGUEZ FLORES a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each violation, for a total penalty in the amount of six hundred dollars ($600.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: Ryne Andrew Valerio Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-249 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Agent  RYNE A. VALERIO  having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding the entry of “Swissle On” in the first race, Monday, August 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Valerio admitted to having entered “Swissle On” into a race for which the Trainer did not give permission, which resulted in a program scratch of said horse. Valerio stated he accepted responsibility for the matter).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.3.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be made in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and made by the Owner, Trainer, or a licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer”.
 
16.47.1.13 (C) NMAC: which states in pertinent part “All persons permitted to make riding engagement shall maintain current and accurate records of all engagements made, such records being subject to examination by the Stewards at any time”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RYNE A. VALERIO   a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JOEL CHRISTOPHER STURGEON Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-250 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOEL C STURGEON,  having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding an ineligible entry of “ Six Chex” (unable to verify a required current workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the sixth race, Monday, August 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(“Six Chex” was entered in a race at 300 yards, and did not have the required workouts within a                    
six month period, resulting in the late scratch).
 
 JOEL C STURGEON is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.11 (A)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any horse which has started, but not within 60 days, must have at least one workout within 60 days prior to entry. Horses that have not started within 6 months of entry must have at least two approved workouts within 60 days of entry, one workout shall be from the starting gate, or must have proof of standing the horse at least one time within a sixty day period. It shall be the Trainer’s responsibility to establish validity as to workouts and gate approvals”.
 
15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it lacks official published workouts”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(18) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for horses entered as to eligibility, weight, or other allowances claimed”.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOEL C STURGEON a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-251 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MANUEL D URIOSTE having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding an ineligible entry of “Crash the Teller” (unable to verify a required current workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the sixth race, August 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(“Crash the Teller” was entered in a race at 300 yards, and did not have a required workout within a sixty day period, resulting in the late scratch).
 
 MANUEL D URIOSTE is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.11 (A)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any horse which has started, but not within 60 days, must have at least one workout within 60 days prior to entry. Horses that have not started within 6 months of entry must have at least two approved workouts within 60 days of entry, one workout shall be from the starting gate, or must have proof of standing the horse at least one time within a sixty day period. It shall be the Trainer’s responsibility to establish validity as to workouts and gate approvals”.
 
15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it lacks official published workouts”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(18) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for horses entered as to eligibility, weight, or other allowances claimed”.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL D URIOSTE a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-242 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Vitali” that finished fifth in the 2nd race, Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed tenth, behind the horses with which it interfered.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (d) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in a disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st          Mad About the Moon                             6th        Quemados Version
2nd         Sam Crow                                                7th        A Tempting Tea    
3rd         Absolut Power                                          8th       Cd Josey Wales
4th         Carters Last Straw                                  9th        Pyc Hero       
5th         Mister Chuck Wagon                             10th      Vitali  
Name: KAMI ANN ROLLINS Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-077 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, HAVING HEARD THE MATTER INVOLVING KAMI ANN ROLLINS, DISMISSES THE ACTION ALLEGING THAT MS ROLLINS VIOLATED OAC 325:35-1-26,  DISORDERLY PERSONS, AT RP ON 5/30/2015.
Name: GEORGE R., JR. HENSLEY Ruling Date: 8/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-196 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/16/2015 Suspension End: 9/14/2015
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #828551 collected at Northfield Park on 6/30/15 from the horse Can Repeat was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 291+-38 nanograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 20 nanograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. All purse money must be returned ($2,250.00). O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(1)(a)  18-02  18-99
Name: MARK DOUGLAS THORNTON Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-19 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/23/2015 Suspension End: 9/6/2015
Ruling Text:
The Board of Stewards received a report from the Department of Criminal Investigative Unit (DCI) stating on August 21, 2015, DCI Agents Don Smith, and Bret Braafhart, along with IRGC Veterinarian Dr. Roxann Stay searched Farrier Mark Thornton’s vehicle and found an injectable bottle of XylaMed and four needles with caps.
 
The alleged conduct of Farrier Thornton would constitute a violation of 491 IAC 6.5(3) Has been involved in any fraudulent or corrupt practices, including, but not limited to: 6.5(3) ”i” Conduct in Iowa or elsewhere has been dishonest, undesirable, detrimental to, or reflects negatively on, the integrity or best interests of racing and gaming; 491 IAC 6.5(3)”p” Possessing any equipment for hypodermic injection, any substance for hypodermic administration, or any container designed to hold an injectable substance (narcotics, medications, drugs, or substances which could be used to alter the speed of racing animals) by anyone other than a veterinarian licensed by the commission… 491 IAC 10.7(1)”d” Administration or Possession of Drugs. (5) No person shall have in the person’s possession or in areas under said person’s responsibility on facility premises any feed supplement, tonic, veterinary preparation, medication, or any substance that can be administered or applied to a horse by any route unless it complies with the labeling requirements in 10.7(1)“d”(4).
 
Farrier Mark Thornton waived his right to a formal hearing but did provide the board with an explanation of the contraband found in his vehicle.
 
Mr. Thornton stated he did not dispute the aforementioned DCI report and he knows it is a violation to have an injectable   and needles on the backside of any racetrack. Mr. Thornton stated he just drove in from Oklahoma and didn’t realize the XylaMed and needles were in his truck. Mr. Thornton further stated he treated his wife’s barrel pony prior to him leaving Oklahoma.  
 
As with this case, the board looks at each case independently and on each case’s merit. The board evaluates the facts and testimony, looks for mitigating and/or aggravating circumstances then looks to precedent before rendering a decision.  
 
The Board finds, based upon evidence, Farrier Mark Thornton in violation of the aforementioned IRGC rules of racing. Precedent would dictate a sanction of $500.00 and six month suspension, i.e. Rick Yoder Ruling #44094; Alonzo Loya #45119; Larry Sharp #45221 and Terry Quinn #45223. The Board notes that although the above mentioned cases are similar in rule violation, they differ in fact and mitigating/aggravating circumstances.  The Board finds it more plausible than not Farrier Thornton, although he should have and extremely carless not to, did not know the four needles and bottle of XylaMed were in his truck when he arrived at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.  The board does find mitigating circumstances in that Mr. Thornton has been licensed in this industry for 30 years without a rule violation.  Therefore, the Board of Stewards hereby assess Farrier Mark Thornton an administrative penalty of five hundred dollars ($500.00), suspends his IRGC occupational farrier’s license for fifteen (15) days, (August 23, 2015 through September 6, 2015.)
Name: ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-237 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ having appeared (via representative SAVADOR SOTO) before the Board of Stewards on August 21, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Blazin Moon Force” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the eighth race, Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(The horse “Blazin Moon Flash” was not in compliance with Association printed policy by not being on the track grounds 10 days prior to date of race. This information is printed on the daily overnight listing of entries, the original stakes nomination blank, the original stall application, the original and all subsequent Condition books for the 2015 Ruidoso Downs meeting, which states “All horses must be on the grounds in the Ruidoso Downs barn area 10 days prior to the trials, and must remain on the grounds throughout the trials”).
 
ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.12(AI) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is not stabled on the grounds of the Association, or present by the time established”.
 
16..47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                           NORM AMUNDSON                         ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-155 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Ruben Calderon, having been summoned before the Board of Stewards, on August 22, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Nmoceanfrontproperty” in the eighth race, August 21, 2015, causing his mount to be disqualified from first and placed sixth behind the affected  horse, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ruben Calderon a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-238 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ having appeared (via representative SAVADOR SOTO) before the Board of Stewards on August 21, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Django B” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the twelfth race, Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(The horse “Django B” was not in compliance with Association printed policy by not being on the track grounds 10 days prior to date of race. This information is printed on the daily overnight listing of entries, the original stakes nomination blank, the original stall application, the original and all subsequent Condition books for the 2015 Ruidoso Downs meeting, which states “All horses must be on the grounds in the Ruidoso Downs barn area 10 days prior to the trials, and must remain on the grounds throughout the trials”).
 
ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.12(AI) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is not stabled on the grounds of the Association, or present by the time established”.
 
16..47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                           NORM AMUNDSON                         ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-156 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Nmoceanfrontproperty” that finished first, in the eighth race, on August 21, 2015 at Sunray Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the double disqualification, this horse was placed sixth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Speed McQueen        
2nd I Wont Lose       
3rd Mr Royal N Rare                        
4th Valiantly Fast                  
5th Centralia Firecat
6th   Nmocenafrontproperty
7th Gereau    
8th Fire Shakin
9th Bonified Alibi
                                                
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-157 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Mr Royal N Rare” that finished second, in the eighth race, on August 21, 2015 at Sunray Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the double disqualification, this horse was placed third, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Speed McQueen        
2nd I Wont Lose       
3rd Mr Royal N Rare                        
4th Valiantly Fast                  
5th Centralia Firecat
6th   Nmocenafrontproperty
7th Gereau    
8th Fire Shakin
9th Bonified Alibi
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-158 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Nothing But Hats” that finished ninth, in the seventh race, on August 21, 2015 at Sunray Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed tenth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Eyes On Brimmerton        
2nd Hittin the Hooch
3rd Rp Jets Azoomen                        
4th Takin First Lien                  
5th Gimme the Most
6th   Dynasty N Corona
7th Jess Clave   7
8th Ac Back in Black
9th Devils Dash It
10th Nothing But Hats
Name: ESGAR RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-239 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ESGAR RAMIREZ, having been duly summoned, and having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the sixth race           Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 ESGAR RAMIREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ESGAR RAMIREZ a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: ESGAR RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-240 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ESGAR RAMIREZ  having been duly notified, and having failed to appear  before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held in absentia for careless riding /failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Cartel Del Rey” in the sixth race,  Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
ESGAR RAMIREZ  is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ESGAR RAMIREZ a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: MANUEL LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-241 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MANUEL GUTIERREZ  having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding /failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Lethal Volcom” in the eleventh race,  Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
MANUEL GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL GUTIERREZ a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: JOSE SALDIVAR GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-099 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Exercise rider Jose Saldivar Garcia , after waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, is hereby given an official warning for failing to follow the outriders instructions by riding in an unsafe manner, galloping the wrong way out of control while passing joggers (first offense), during training hours on the racetrack.
 
WAC 260-24-690  WAC 260-80-145  WAC 260-84-060
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-055 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey COREY NAKATANI is fined  FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – third offense), during the sixth race at Del Mar Race Track on August 22, 2015.
Name: MARIO A GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-056 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MARIO GUTIERREZ is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – failure to attend film review on August 22, 2015).
Name: MARCELINO PEDROZA Ruling Date: 8/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0114 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Marcelino Pedroza, Jr., who rode SPIRIT OF NIKE in the sixth race at Ellis Park on August 22, 2015 is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) for making contact with another rider during the running of the race.
 
810 KAR 1:016 Section 12
 
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: Bruce Alan Belt Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-098 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Saturday, August  22, 2015, a ruling conference was held with owner Bruce Alan Belt at which time evidence was presented and testimony heard.  A WHRC Investigator provided testimony indicating that Bruce Alan Belt was the owner of record for a horse that ran under the name of Master Bubba who finished ninth in the third race on June 28, 2015 at Emerald Downs.  Based on information received from the Oregon Racing Commission, it became apparent that Master Bubba had been misidentified in his race at Emerald Downs and was later identified as For Cats Sake. A horse running under the name of For Cats Sake was also misidentified in races in Grants Pass, Oregon in the eighth race on June 21, 2015, and in the second race on July 3, 2015, and was later identified as Master Bubba. Both Master Bubba and For Cats Sake are owned by Bruce Belt who admitted to mistakenly delivering the horse For Cats Sake to trainer Neil Knapp under the name Master Bubba.
 
Due to the misidentification, Master Bubba (For Cats Sake) is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the third race on June 28, 2015.  The revised order of finish is as follows: 1st - Dudley Studley, 2nd - Victor Victorian, 3rd - Musical Choice, 4th - Badrock Canyon, 5th - Trick Silver, 6th - Command Authority, 7th - T.K. Knockout, 8th - Gavinator, unplaced - For Cats Sake.
 
For his involvement in the misidentification owner Bruce Alan Belt is hereby fined $300.00.  The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling.  Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.
 
WAC 260-28-295 (6.c)  
You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling.  If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling.  The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling.  If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission.  After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.
Name: ORRIS NEIL KNAPP Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-097 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Saturday, August  22, 2015, a ruling conference was held with trainer Neil O. Knapp at which time evidence was presented and testimony heard.  The WHRC Investigator provided testimony indicating that Neil O. Knapp was the trainer of record for a horse that ran under the name of Master Bubba who finished ninth in the third race on June 28, 2015 at Emerald Downs.  Based on information received from the Oregon Racing Commission, it became apparent that Master Bubba had been misidentified in his race at Emerald Downs and was later identified as For Cats Sake. A horse running under the name of For Cats Sake was also misidentified in races in Grants Pass, Oregon in the eighth race on June 21, 2015, and in the second race on July 3, 2015, and was later identified as Master Bubba. Both Master Bubba and For Cats Sake are owned by Bruce Belt who mistakenly delivered the horse For Cats Sake to trainer Neil Knapp under the name Master Bubba.
 
Due to the misidentification, Master Bubba (For Cats Sake) is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the third race on June 28, 2015.  The revised order of finish is as follows: 1st - Dudley Studley, 2nd - Victor Victorian, 3rd - Musical Choice, 4th - Badrock Canyon, 5th - Trick Silver, 6th - Command Authority, 7th - T.K. Knockout, 8th - Gavinator, unplaced - For Cats Sake.
 
For his involvement in the misidentification, and after taking into consideration mitigating circumstances, trainer Neil O. Knapp is hereby fined $200.00.  The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling.  Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.
 
WAC 260-28-295 (6.c)  
 
You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling.  If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling.  The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling.  If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission.  After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.
Name: SEBASTIAN R SAEZ Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0113 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Denied, Withdrawn, or Waived
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/10/2015 Suspension End: 9/16/2015
Ruling Text:
 
Having withdrawn your appeal of Stewards Ruling #15-0100 issued July 16, 2015 and Stewards Ruling #15-0101 issued July 16, 2015 you are now hereby suspended the following FIVE (5) racing days: September 10 through September 13 (inclusive) and September 16, 2015.
 
 
810 KAR 1:016 Section 13
  
 By Order of the Stewards
Name: PATRICK J DUPUY Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0112 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) DOLLARS for the scratch of I’M A LOOKER from the second race at Churchill Downs on June 4, 2015, which violated the regulation that governs scratches. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
 
810 KAR 1:027 Section 15, subsection (1) (c) 1. (3)
 
 
 
                                                                                                                            By Order of the Stewards
Name: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-150 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for misuse of the whip (hit horse in post parade) while aboard Eb Blazin Bug in the fourth race, on DATE: August 21, 2015 at Sunray Park; licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-211 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Ruben Calderon, having been summoned before the Board of Stewards, on August 22, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Nmoceanfrontproperty” in the eighth race, August 21, 2015, causing his mount to be disqualified from first and placed sixth behind the affected  horse, at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ruben Calderon a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-211 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-211 - Ruling Rescinded…issued in error
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-152 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Jockey Albert T Medrano having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the eighth race on August 21, 2015, at Sunray Park is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert T Medrano a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-153 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Justin Evans  having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 22, 2015, for entering horse, Mahan, without intentions to run which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the ninth race on August 21, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Mario Sanchez is found to be in violation of.
Name: MANUEL LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-235 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MANUEL GUTIERREZ,  having waived appearance, and  having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagements, which resulted in a late rider changes in the second and third races, Monday, August 17th, 2015,  at Ruidoso Downs:
 
MANUEL GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards.”
 
15.2.5.13 (C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the Association.  Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the Clerk of Scales.  Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.”
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL GUTIERREZ a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 22, 2015,  in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-236 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ having appeared (via representative SAVADOR SOTO) before the Board of Stewards on August 21, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Silvers Moon Flash” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the fifth race, Friday, August 21, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(The horse “Silvers Moon Flash” was not in compliance with Association printed policy by not being on the track grounds 10 days prior to date of race. This information is printed on the daily overnight listing of entries, the original stakes nomination blank, the original stall application, the original and all subsequent Condition books for the 2015 Ruidoso Downs meeting, which states “All horses must be on the grounds in the Ruidoso Downs barn area 10 days prior to the trials, and must remain on the grounds throughout the trials”).
 
ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.12(A) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is not stabled on the grounds of the Association, or present by the time established”.
 
16..47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 22, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                           NORM AMUNDSON                         ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: DICK CAPPELLUCCI Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-147 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared  by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date August 18, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers ON at time of entry on the horse Hail Storm, entered in the fourth race, on August 25, 2015 , at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before September 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
Name: SEBASTIAN R SAEZ Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0111 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/29/2015 Suspension End: 9/7/2015
Ruling Text:
 
After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Sebastian Saez, is hereby suspended SIX (6) racing days, August 29, August 30, September 4 through September 7, 2015 (inclusive), for his careless ride aboard IDE LOVE A PARADE in the seventh race at Ellis Park on August 16, 2015.
 
810 KAR 1:016 Section 13  
 
 
 
 
By Order of the Stewards
Name: Preston Douglas Shaw Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-H#53 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 H.R.A. Rule 286(a); A person violates these rules who, in the opinion of the judges/stewards board, conducts themeselves in a manner prejudicial to the best interest of horse racing;  by using profane or indecent language toward another licensee.
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-H#52 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 H.R.A. Rule 286(a);  A person violates these rules who, in the opinion of the judges/stewards board, conducts themselves in a manner prejudicial to the best interest of horse racing;  by using profane or indecent language towards another licensee.
Name: JIM ROBERT MARINO Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-CENT-H#51 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 H.R.A. Rule 458(i); a driver violates these rules if the driver backs off from any position and subsequently comes on when challenged.
Name: IGNACIO G GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21288 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Miss Superlative” from race 5, August 20, 2015.
Name: YOANI ABREU Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21289 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have a negative coggins on file, resulting in the late scratch of “BJS Case of Crown” from race 6,  August 20, 2015.
Name: ARMANDO RUVALCABA MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Columbus
Ruling Number: 2015-CLS-2 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
     Having received a formal notice of hearing, and having appeared, Jockey Armando Martinez is hereby fined the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) for violation of Nebraska Racing Commission Rules 17.002.01 and 17.002.04 (not maintaining a straight course and causisng interference near the 70 yard pole of the Second Race Sunday, August 16, 2015 therefore causing his mount "PERFECT AND ELITE" to be disqualified from 2nd place to 4th place.)
 
     Fine to be paid to the Nebraska Racing Commission within 72 hours.
 
 
 
Name: THOMAS R BELL Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-051 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer THOMAS R. BELL  is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – failure to comply with the orders of the outrider).
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21292 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/30/2015 Suspension End: 9/5/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended 7 calendar days August 30 through September 5, 2015, for careless riding aboard “Romero’s Best” during the running of race 3, August 20, 2015, resulting in the disqualification of his mount from fourth to last place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: DAVIS TEZENO Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21293 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $50(owes $75).
Name: NATHANIEL PUELLO Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21291 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined and relieved of his duties for being over the limit on the alcohol breath test (second offense).
Name: PEGGY JOYCE BALENTINE Ruling Date: 8/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21287 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Boldenone (ARCI Cat.III drug) reported in post-race plasma sample taken from Miss Jar (TB) the second finisher of race 4, July 29, 2015 at Louisiana Downs. Trainer declined her right to have the split portion tested by a referee laboratory and waived her right to a stewards’ hearing. Trainer fined $1000 and Miss Jar disqualified and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: KENT J DESORMEAUX Ruling Date: 8/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-050 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey KENT DESORMEAUX is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the seventh race at Del Mar Race Track on August 16, 2015.
Name: ELISKA NMI KUBINOVA Ruling Date: 8/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-096 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Thursday, August 20, 2015 Eliska Kubinova voluntarily relinquished her jockey license in lieu of obtaining a jockey agent license. Therefore, jockey license of Eliska Kubinova is hereby cancelled without prejudice.
 
WAC 260-36-080 (3)
Name: Dayson LaVanway Ruling Date: 8/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-095 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Dayson  Lavanway was declared ineligible for licensing by ruling EMD15-090 for failing to provide documentation to the board stewards regarding a financial debt. On Wednesday, August 19, 2015 the WHRC board of stewards received the requested documentation from Dayson  Lavanway. Accordingly, Dayson  Lavanway is hereby declared eligible to apply for licensing.
 
WAC 260-24-510
Name: FERNANDO PEREZ Ruling Date: 8/19/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-048 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey FERNANDO PEREZ is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the eighth race at Del Mar Race Track on August 16, 2015.
Name: JESSE RAMON CARDENAS Ruling Date: 8/19/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-049 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/23/2015 Suspension End: 8/27/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey JESSE CARDENAS, who rode Cape Royal in the fifth race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on August 16, 2015, is suspended for THREE (3) RACING DAYS (August 23, 26, and 27, 2015), for altering course without sufficient clearance causing interference which resulted in disqualification of his mount from eleventh to unplaced.  This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules - careless riding).
Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: Danielle L Holmberg Ruling Date: 8/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 53-2015 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(53-2015)
 
Exercise Rider Danielle Holmberg, DOB 5/27/1985, RCI Id 2039407, is suspended indefinitely for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Cocaine) on August 17, 2015.  It is further ordered that to receive consideration for reinstatement, Ms. Holmberg shall be required to successfully complete such a rehabilitation program as required by the Stewards.  During the period of her suspension, she shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Racing Commission.  Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.17.1, 21.0, 21.1.1 and 3.4.  
Name: LUIS CARLOS ROJERO Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-228 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  LUIS CARLOS ROJERO  having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (blinkers on),  at time of entry  on the horse "C.P. Prado" that was entered in the seventh race, on  Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 LUIS CARLOS ROJERO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
15.2.5.13(A)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may add blinkers to a horse’s equipment, or to discontinue their use without the prior approval of the Starter, the Paddock Judge, and the Stewards”.
 
15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this second related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed  LUIS CARLOS ROJERO a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 16, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: RAUL PADILLA HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-231 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ISSUED IN ERROR
Name: RICARDO AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-232 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey  RICARDO AGUIRRE  having appeared  before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Cjs Rocksolid” in the eighth race, Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
RICARDO AGUIRRE is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RICARDO AGUIRRE a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 17, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-233 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey  RAUL HERRERA having appeared  before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding which resulted in a disqualification of his mount “Jess Copy Me” in the fourth race, Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
RAUL HERRERA is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RAUL HERRERA a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 17, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: CHARLES DUKE SHULTS Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-234 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer CHARLES DUKE SHULTS, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, resulting from a Security Citation made on August 16, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Shults was issued a citation for riding a pony horse without a required safety helmet and vest while on Association grounds following the eighth race, Sunday August 16, 2015).
 
CHARLES DUKE SHULTS is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (A)(8) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any licensee mounted on a horse or stable pony on the Association grounds must wear a properly fastened approved helmet and approved safety vest”.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed CHARLES DUKE SHULTS a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.0).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 17, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: KEVIN C GOULD Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Les Bois Park
Ruling Number: 2015-BOI-9 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On August 1st, 2015, Kevin Gould was the Trainer of the horse "She Forged It" which competed in and won the 1st race at les Bois Park. Laboratory testing of blood sample #105179, which was collected from the horse following the race, quantified a Flunixin level of 73 ng/ml. The maximum allowable threshold leve is 20 ng/ml per IDAPA 11.04.11.290.02.
Name: PATRICK G GALBRAITH Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2015-RM-21 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
In the 2nd race on 08/15/2015 atb The Red Mile Mr. Galbraith did take up abruptly causing interference with trailing horses.
Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2015-RM-22 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The post race sample #0060002 Collected at the Red Mile fair finals 2nd race was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 39.9 ng/ml. This is in excess of the regulatory threshold set by the KHRC.
Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-224 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  JESUS E MARQUEZ, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 15, 2015,  for failure to have the registration certificate on file for  “ Crazy J” which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the second race, Saturday, August 15, 2015,  at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 JESUS E MARQUEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.12 (B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the Racing Secretary”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for registering with the Racing Secretary each horse in his/her charge within 24 hours of the horse’s arrival on Association grounds”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS E MARQUEZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before                        September 16, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-225 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  JESUS E MARQUEZ, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 15, 2015,  for failure to have the registration certificate on file for  “ Genuine J” which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the second race, Saturday, August 15, 2015,  at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 JESUS E MARQUEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.12 (B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the Racing Secretary”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for registering with the Racing Secretary each horse in his/her charge within 24 hours of the horse’s arrival on Association grounds”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS E MARQUEZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before                        September 16, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
 
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 8/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-226 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER  having waived formal notice, appeared  before the Board of Stewards on this date,  regarding the entry of “Im a Moon Quest” into the first race, Friday, August 14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Joiner failed to follow proper entry procedures, which resulted in a re-drawing of entries for Saturday, August 22, 2015, races. Mr. Joiner accepted full responsibility for the matter).
 
MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.8(B)(6) NMC: Which states in pertinent part “No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the Stewards”
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER a penalty in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($ 500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 16, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
                
        DAVID KEITER                          NORM AMUNDSON                          ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: TYLER BAZE Ruling Date: 8/16/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-046 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey TYLER BAZE is fined  THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – continued use of riding crop when horse is clearly out of the race) while riding 'Unblunted' in the ninth race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on August  15, 2015.
Name: JAMES GRAHAM Ruling Date: 8/16/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-045 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JAMES GRAHAM is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – third offense), during the eighth race at Del Mar Race Track on August 15, 2015.
Name: WILLIAM SPAWR Ruling Date: 8/16/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-044 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer WILLIAM “BILL'' SPAWR, who started the horse LUCKY STUDENT in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on May 16, 2015 is fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(d) (Medications Drugs and Other substances), #1843.1 (Prohibited Drug Substances), #1887 (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse) and #1844 (C)(2) (Authorized Medication – more than one approved NSAID; and Flunixin in excess of permitted level 36.1 ug/ml).
Name: PABLO DE JESUS ALEJANDRO Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-089 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:
On Friday, April 24, 2015 a ruling conference was held with Pablo A. DeJesus regarding financial complaints lodged by RLSB (Rigoberto Botello), Lazy K Tack, LLC, Horse Power Feed and Traber Bergsma Simkins. Pablo A De Jesus agreed that the debts were owed and a payment schedule was made by ruling EMD15-023. Pablo De Jesus made one payment in May and has failed to make June and July payments. Accordingly, Pablo De Jesus is hereby made ineligible for licensing until such time that he is in compliance with his financial agreement.
 
WAC 260-24-510 WAC 260-28-030
 
FACILITY ACCESS
While declared ineligible Pablo A De Jesus is denied access to and privileges of any and all restricted areas coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.
 
RIGHT TO CHALLENGE
You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling.  If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling.  The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling.  If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission.  After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.
Name: JUAN MANUEL GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-093 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Juan Gutierrez, after waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, is hereby given an official warning for failing to follow the outrider's instructions, by continuing to work a horse after the horn had sounded and the warning light was on, while a loose horse was on the race track.  
 
 
WAC 260-24-690  WAC 260-80-145
Name: Dayson LaVanway Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-090 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Friday, August 14, 2015, a stewards conference was scheduled for Dayson Lavanway to address his failing to provide adequate documentation of his legal proceedings concerning his outstanding financial complaints.  Mr. Lavanway was properly notified and failed to appear.  Therefore, Mr. Lavanway is ineligible for licensing until such time as he appears before the board of stewards or the requested documentation is received.
 
WAC 260-28-030      WAC 260-24-510
Name: Larry D Smith Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-033 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/15/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Friday August 14, 2015 a ruling conference was scheduled with Larry D. Smith regarding the financial complaint lodged by Emerald Downs for hot walker rent in the amount of $327.61, and a late Labor and Industry payment in the amount of $54.00 for the month of June. Mr. Smith was properly notified and failed to appear for his conference. The WHRC license of Larry D. Smith is hereby suspended until such time as he appears before the board of Stewards to address the financial compliant or notification is received that they are paid in full.
 
WAC 260-24-510    WAC 260-28-030
 
During the term of this suspension Larry D Smith is denied access to and privileges of any and all restricted areas coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.
 
You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling.  If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling.  The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling.  If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission.  After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.
 
Name: CRAIG M. STEPHEN Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-043 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1530 (Cases Not Covered by Rules and
 
Regulations), Jockey Agent CRAIG STEPHEN is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS
 
($300.00)* for failure to handle his business in a proper manner (failure to honor call - second
 
offense).
Name: DONALD BROUSSARD Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21286 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed trainer test. Ineligible for retest 90 days through 11/12/15.
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-222 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JAMES J GONZALES II having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 14, 2015,  regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Annie Git’r Done” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the fifth race, Friday, August 14, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(It was initially reported on race day the horse was “cast” and attended by a Veterinarian. It was also determined that Owner Stephen P Whiting was not currently licensed, making the horse ineligible, resulting in the scratch).
 
JAMES J GONZALES II is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner(s), Lessors(s) and or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.”
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAMES J GONZALES II a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 15, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.   
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                             ED L’ECUYER                        NORM AMUNDSON
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: OSCAR CARRETE Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-136 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 14, 2015 concerning a security citation for being disrespectful to an official.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars($250).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 14, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: JOSEPH D MANUCY Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21285 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Flunixin (340.77ml) reported at severity level II, in post race blood sample taken from “Leviaththan”, second finisher of race 4, June 26, 2015 at Delta Downs. Confirmed in split by Industrial Laboratories.   Trainer declined waived his right to a stewards hearing. Horse disqualified from all  purse monies Trainer fined $1000 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: PEGGY JOYCE BALENTINE Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21284 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Storm Encore” from race 7, August 14, 2015.
Name: CAROLINE SLOAN DODWELL Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21283 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “War Port” from race 6, August 14, 2015.
Name: LEONEL CAMACHO FLORES Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-094 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 Saturday, August 15, 2015 a ruling conference was held with jockey Leonel Camacho Flores at which time testimony was heard and a review of the video was conducted. Accordingly, Leonel Camacho Flores is hereby assessed a fine of $500.00 for failing to maintain a straight course down the stretch which resulted in the disqualification of his mount, Buds A Flyin, from first to second position in the third race on Friday, August 14, 2015. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.
 
WAC 260-52-040 (3,5)
Name: HECTOR MANUEL CARDENAS Ruling Date: 8/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-091 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Saturday, August  15, 2015 a ruling conference was held with groom Hector Cardenas at which time evidence was presented and testimony heard.  Emerald Downs security and a WHRC Investigator provided testimony indicating that Hector Cardenas had an unauthorized person in the restricted area (his dorm room). Accordingly, Hector Cardenas is hereby assessed a fine of $300.00 (third offense) and his WHRC license will be on probation through and inclusive of December 31, 2016.
 
WAC 260-36-150    WAC 260-24-510   
Name: Mary Jean Pepper Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-088 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The WHRC groom's license of Mary Jean Pepper is hereby cancelled, without prejudice, for non-participation.
 
WAC 260-36-080 (3)
 
You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling.  If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling.  The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling.  If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission.  After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.
Name: JOSEPH WALTER PATIN Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21280 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a stewards hearing, Joseph W.Patin, is suspended six months, denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC and his case referred to the LSRC for further action for possessing an electrical device while riding One Survivor to a second place finish in the fourth race on July 4, 2015. One Survivor is hereby disqualified from all purse monies and declared unplaced.
Name: JOSEPH WALTER PATIN Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21280 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 21280 - Case Continued: On 8/24/2015 this case was continued, by the LSRC, at the request of Counsel for Joseph Patin pending disposition of the criminal charges regarding this matter.During this term Joseph Patin shall remain suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC.
Name: JOSEPH WALTER PATIN Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21281 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a stewards hearing, Joseph W.Patin, is suspended six months, denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC and his case referred to the LSRC for further action for possessing an electrical device while riding Miss Dealbreaker to a second place finish in the second race on July 4, 2015. Miss Dealbreaker is hereby disqualified from all purse monies and declared unplaced.
Name: JOSEPH WALTER PATIN Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21281 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 21281 - Case Continued: On 8/24/2015 this case was continued, by the LSRC, at the request of Counsel for Joseph Patin pending disposition of the criminal charges regarding this matter.During this term Joseph Patin shall remain suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC.
Name: BILLY CHARLES PATIN Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21282 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a stewards hearing,Billy C. Patin, is suspended six months, denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC and his case referred to the LSRC for further action for possessing an electrical device while riding Heatseeker Sharon to win the eighth race on July 4, 2015. Heatseeker Sharon is hereby disqualified from all purse monies and declared unplaced.
Name: BILLY CHARLES PATIN Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21282 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 21282 - Case Continued; On 8/24/2015 this case was continued, by the LSRC, at the request of Counsel for Billy Patin pending disposition of the criminal charges regarding this matter.During this term Billy Patin shall remain suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC.
Name: BRICE BLANC Ruling Date: 8/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-042 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey BRICE BLANC is fined  THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense), during the second race at Del Mar Race Track on August  12, 2015.
Name: GUADALUPE GARZA Ruling Date: 8/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21279 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol 146.15ng/ml reported at severity level II, in post race blood sample taken from Get There Jess, winner of race 8, July 2, 2015 at Delta Downs. Trainer declined his right to testing of split and waived his right to a stewards hearing.  Trainer fined $1000, and purse ordered redistributed. First violation at severity level II, in Louisiana, of a category IV or V drug in a twelve month period.
Name: JULIEN H COUTON Ruling Date: 8/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-087 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Denied, Withdrawn, or Waived
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Sunday, July 5, 2015 the WHRC board of stewards issued a two day riding suspension to jockey Julien Hubert Couton with ruling, EMD15-077, at which time an appeal was filed. On August 9, 2015, the appeal was dropped. Accordingly, the jockey license of Julien Hubert Couton is hereby suspended two racing days, Friday, August 21, 2015, and Saturday, August 22, 2015.
 
WAC 260-24-510  WAC 260-52-040 (3,4,5)
Name: MICHAEL VINCENT PINO Ruling Date: 8/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 51-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(51-2015)
 
Trainer Michael Pino, DOB 11/24/1962, RCI Id 1896259, having waived his right for a hearing is hereby fined the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars for failure to have the Foal Certificate on file for the horse “Fracula”, necessitating a late scratch in the sixth (6th) race on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 10.1.1.  Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
 
Name: PAUL HAYWARD, SR. JOHNSON Ruling Date: 8/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21276 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (9.6ug/ml) reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from Coast Of LA, winner of race 4, July 24, 2015 at Evangeline Downs. Second ARCI category IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: GABRIEL PLANCHARD Ruling Date: 8/12/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-041 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Exercise rider GABRIEL PLANCHARD is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of
 
California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety
 
Officers -backtracking in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-125 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 9, 2015, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers On) at time of entry on the horse Z B Zabella, entered in the ninth race, on August 8, 2015, at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before September 10, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-126 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Arturo Chavez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 9, 2015, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “Winners Rule” that was entered in the fifth race, on August 7, 2015, at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Chavez. a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to paid on or before September 10, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1 (C) (11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration”.
 
 
 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: STANFORD DALE JOHNSON Ruling Date: 8/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-130 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Agent, Stanford Johnson, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 11, 2015, being disruptive in the Steward’s office during film review at Sunray Park and was found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Stanford Johnson a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before September 10, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 8/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-132 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Elliot Bachicha having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 9, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drug "Dexemethasone" which was found in sample NM11489, after it was collected from the horse, "Smafricate" which finished 2nd in the 2nd race, Febuary 9, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexemethasone at 276 pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied by Elliot Bachicha)
 
 Trainer/Owner Elliot Bachicha is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexemethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5pg/ml of plasma".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner/Trainer Elliot Bachicha a penalty as follows;
 
 A fine in the amount one thousand dollars, ($1000.00)
 
In addition “SMAFRICATE" is placed on the Veterinarians list, and must pass a Commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry, per 15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(a) NMAC.
  
This is a first positive test violation for owner and trainer in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(a) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
  
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: LARRIS HUGH ALLEN Ruling Date: 8/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2015-EGP-#35 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/14/2015 Suspension End: 8/15/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended 2 race days, August 14 and 15, 2015 for failing to maintain a straight course during the run down the backstretch allowing his mount to come out while under left handed urgining causing interference.
Name: FRANKIE PENNINGTON Ruling Date: 8/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 48-2015 DE Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2015 Suspension End: 8/25/2015
Ruling Text:
(48-2015)
 
Jockey Frankie Pennington, RCI Id 2017194, DOB 5/18/1987, is suspended for Fourteen (14) calendar days from Wednesday, August 12, 2015, through and including Tuesday, August 25, 2015 for extreme careless riding, which resulted in his mount “Morning Fire” being disqualified from second and placed last in the eighth race on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 . Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 14.15.1 and 14.16.1.
 
 
 
Name: Mario Rodriguez Ruling Date: 8/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 49-2015 DE Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(49-2015)
 
Jockey Mario Rodriguez, RCI Id 2022757, DOB 1/7/1988, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for reporting an incorrect weight for the second time to the Clerk of Scales on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1.15, 8.11.1 and 3.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
 
Name: DAVID DEAN AMISS Ruling Date: 8/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 46-2015 DE Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(46-2015)
 
Jockey David Amiss, RCI Id 1747730, DOB 5/11/1965, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for excessive use of the riding crop during the running of the fourth (4th) race on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  Refer to D.T.R.C. rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 10.9.4 and 14.18.1.  Fine to be paid within 48 hours.
Name: AARON TOD GRYDER Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-040 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey AARON GRYDER is fined  THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense), during the first race at Del Mar Race Track on August  8, 2015.
Name: RAMON SANTANA SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-126 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY RAMON SANCHEZ IS FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS
($200.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD
RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP – MORE THAN THREE
TIMES IN SUCCESSION WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO
RESPOND - FIRST OFFENSE), DURING THE SIXTH RACE AT LOS
ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015.
Name: OSCAR MARIO PEINADO Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-125 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY OSCAR PEINADO IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($300.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD
RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP – MORE THAN THREE
TIMES IN SUCCESSION WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO
RESPOND - SECOND OFFENSE), DURING THE SEVENTH RACE AT
LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015.
Name: PAUL COMMODORE JONES Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-124 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER PAUL C. JONES, WHO STARTED THE HORSE “MAZZIMO” IN
THE SIXTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON JULY 26, 2015,
IS FINED SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($750.00)* FOR VIOLATION
OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1865(d) (ALTERING
SEX OF HORSE).
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-109 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 8, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drug "Methocarbamol"  which was found in sample NM08770, after it was collected from the horse,  "Rumored Overnight" which finished 2nd in the 4th race, October 3, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 21,759 ng/ml in urine sample. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and declined.)
 
  
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
Which states in pertinent part that “ a finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race.”
 
 
For this violation:
 
The horse “Rumored Overnight” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run.
Name: Tashina W Willis Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-114 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:
With regard to Tanisha Willis:
 
Licensee’s New Mexico Racing Commission Pari Mutuel Employee License #2054994 is hereby rescinded on August 9, 2015 for failure to disclose probation history.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
Name: GERARDO MARTIN Ruling Date: 8/8/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-122 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY GERARDO MARTIN IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD
RULE #1872 (FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS JOCKEY AGREEMENT) ON
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015.
Name: MARTIN RAMIREZ RUIZ Ruling Date: 8/8/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-038 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Exercise rider MARTIN RUIZ is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – galloping close to rail).
Name: THOMAS R BELL Ruling Date: 8/8/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-039 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer THOMAS 'RAY' BELL is fined FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1698 (Failure to Start and Run) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration – runner double treated with phenylbutazone), resulting in the late declaration of “KEEGERS” from the fifth race at Los Alamitos on July 1, 2015.
Name: TONY FRANKLIN GUYMON Ruling Date: 8/7/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-121 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY TONY F. GUYMON IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($300.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD
RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP – MORE THAN THREE
TIMES IN SUCCESSION WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO
RESPOND – 2ND OFFENSE), DURING THE SEVENTH RACE AT LOS
ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON AUGUST 2, 2015.
Name: MARIO RAMIREZ HUERTA Ruling Date: 8/7/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-120 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:
GROOM MARIO HUERTA IS PLACED ON PROBATION FOR ONE YEAR
FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA
HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1489 (h).
FURTHERMORE, MARIO HUERTA SHALL SIGN A TEST AGREEMENT
WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD.
Name: SUZANNE KANE RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/7/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-119 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/7/2015 Suspension End: 8/8/2015
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TRAINER SUZANNE RODRIGUEZ, HAVING FAILED TO
REIMBURSE EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE IS SUSPENDED FOR
VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876
(A) (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)
DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE
PRIVILEGES OF SUZANNE RODRIGUEZ ARE SUSPENDED AND
PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528
(JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) SUBJECT
IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: SUZANNE KANE RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/7/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-119 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/7/2015 Suspension End: 8/8/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-LA-119 - Restored to Good Standing
HAVING NOW MADE PARTIAL PAYMENT BEFORE THE BOARD OF
STEWARDS AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON AUGUST 8, 2015,
RULING #119, DATED AUGUST 7, 2015 IS HEREBY SET ASIDE AND
THE LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF OWNER/TRAINER SUZANNE
RODRIGUEZ ARE RESTORED.
Name: Allan Dale Brown Ruling Date: 8/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-7 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon report from Industrial Laboratory that blood sample # E175912 tested positive for the drug Triamcinolone acetonide (217 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL)) in violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub.1 , Sub.2 ,and Sub.3. Our records show that blood sample #E175912 belongs to the horse Marry Me Next, winner of the fourth (4th) race at the State Fair Race Meet in Great Falls, Montana on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
 
Our records also show that the trainer of record of horse Marry Me Next on July 19, 2015 was Allan Brown, license #17969. DOB: 12/14/1970. Address #2 Mt Rundle Road West, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 7B5. Therefore Trainer Allan Brown is hereby fined the sum of $300.00 as per Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.710 Sub. 25 (trainer responsibility) for violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub. 3.  It is also ordered that the horse Marry Me Next be disqualified from any and all purse monies and the purse of race number 4 on July 19, 2015 at the State Fair Race Meet be redistributed.
Name: Ryan Albert Fitzpatrick Ruling Date: 8/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-8 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon report from Industrial Laboratory that blood sample # E176927 tested positive for the drug Triamcinolone acetonide (524 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL)) in violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub.1 , Sub.2 ,and Sub.3. Our records show that blood sample #E176927 belongs to the horse Rezar, winner of the third (3rd) race at the State Fair Race Meet in Great Falls, Montana on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
 
Our records also show that the trainer of record of horse Rezar on July 26, 2015 was Ryan Fitzpatrick, license #17733. DOB: 03/01/1961. Address 234 Takes Gun Drive, Crow Agency, MT  59022. Therefore Trainer Ryan Fitzpatrick is hereby fined the sum of $300.00 as per Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.710 Sub. 25 (trainer responsibility) for violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub. 3.  It is also ordered that the horse Rezar be disqualified from any and all purse monies and the purse of race number 3 on July 26, 2015 at the State Fair Race Meet be redistributed.
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 8/6/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-037 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey COREY NAKATANI is fined  THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense), during the second race at Del Mar Race Track on August 5, 2015.
Name: Luis Enrique Guevara Ruling Date: 8/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 43-2015 DE Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(43-2015)
 
 Groom Luis Guevara, RCI Id 2045610, DOB 2/5/1991, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for falsification of his 2015 State License application with the omission of previous arrest records.   Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.2.1, 2.5.1.4, 2.6.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.7, and 3.4.1.15.
 
Name: JAKE SECOR Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 42-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(42-2015)
 
Trainer Jake Secor, DOB 11/27/1976, RCI Id 147100, having appeared for a hearing, is hereby fined the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars for failure to have the Foal Certificate on file for the horse “Frosty Pop Larry”, necessitating a scratch from the second (2nd) race on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 10.1.1.  Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: Mario Rodriguez Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 40-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(40-2015)
 
Jockey Mario Rodriguez, RCI Id 2022757, DOB 1/7/1988, is hereby fined the sum of Fifty ($50.00) dollars for reporting an incorrect weight for the first time to the Clerk of Scales on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1.15, 8.11.1 and 3.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
 
 
Name: Alex Solis Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-036 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ALEX SOLIS is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense), during the first race at Del Mar Race Track on August 1, 2015.
Name: PEDRO GONSALEZ GOMEZ Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-102 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Pedro Gomez having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2015, for missing Lasix time for horse, Wild Thunder, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the seventh race on August 1, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Pedro Gomez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Pedro Gomez  is found to be in violation of.
 
15.2.6.9(E) (2)  The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered. A horse qualified for a furosemide (Salix) administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the three-hour or four-hour administration requirement specified above.  After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock.
 
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-193 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Methylprednisolone” which was found in sample NM11242, after it was collected from the horse, " Lila Grace" which finished first in the 10th race, Monday, January 19, 2015,  at Sunland Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of “Methylprednisolone at 220 pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said split sampling by LSU lab indicating a finding of Methylprednisolone at 0.276 ng/ml, or 276 pg/ml in serum/plasma).
 
 JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC: (ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule) which states in pertinent part "The threshold level of Methylprednisolone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 100 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty as follows;
 
(1)   A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00);
 
This is a first Class C violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before September 2, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.  
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in a related ruling issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
                       BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
  ________________                          _____________________               ___________________
    DAVID KEITER                                ED L'ECUYER                            NORM AMUNDSON
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: Jose Antonio Figueroa-Guerrero Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Les Bois Park
Ruling Number: 2015-BOI-8 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
During the backstretch of the 5th race at Les Bois Park on July 29th, 2015, Jose Figueroa, made insufficient effort to prevent his mount from shifting inward and bumping the 32 horse hard, causing that horse to stumble, and unseating the jockey Eduardo Sosa
Name: NEIL BRICKS Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-118 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY AGENT NEIL BRICKS IS FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS
($200.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE
#1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS – FAILURE
TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IN PROPER MANNER)
Name: IAN JOSEPH JOSEPH HANNEY Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH64 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Hanney is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Hanney did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 3rd race on July 4, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: Lloyd Allan Weeseekase Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon report from Industrial Laboratory that blood sample # E175902 tested positive for the drug Dexamethasone (363 pg/ml) in violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub.1 , Sub.2 ,and Sub.3. Our records show that blood sample #E175902 belongs to the horse Rio Good, winner of the third (3rd) race at the State Fair Race Meet in Great Falls, Montana on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Our records also show that the trainer of record of horse Rio Good on July 18, 2015 was Lloyd Weeseecase, license #18506. DOB: 07/15/1961. Therefore Trainer Lloyd Weeseecase is hereby fined the sum of $ 300.00 as per Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.710 Sub. 25 (trainer responsibility) for violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub. 3.  It is also ordered that the horse Rio Good be disqualified from any and all purse monies and the purse of race number 3 on July 18, 2015 at the State Fair Race Meet be redistributed.
Name: Lloyd Allan Weeseekase Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon report from Industrial Laboratory that blood sample # E175906 tested positive for the drug Dexamethasone (281 pg/ml) in violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub.1 , Sub.2 ,and Sub.3. Our records show that blood sample #E175906 belongs to the horse Glenwick, winner of the seventh (7th) race at the State Fair Race Meet in Great Falls, Montana on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
 
Our records also show that the trainer of record of horse Glenwick on July 18, 2015 was Lloyd Weeseecase, license #18506. DOB: 07/15/1961. Therefore Trainer Lloyd Weeseecase is hereby fined the sum of $300.00 as per Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.710 Sub. 25 (trainer responsibility) for violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub. 3.  It is also ordered that the horse Glenwick be disqualified from any and all purse monies and the purse of race number 7 on July 18, 2015 at the State Fair Race Meet be redistributed.
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21253 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/6/2015 Suspension End: 9/12/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended 7 calendar days August 7 through August 13, 2015 for careless riding during the running of race 2, July 29, 2015. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
 
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21253 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/6/2015 Suspension End: 9/12/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 21253 -Suspensive Appeal  Granted by LSRC on 7/31/15 Pending the Appeal Process. Scheduled for hearing on 8/24/2015.
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21253 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/6/2015 Suspension End: 9/12/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 21253 - Appeal Withdrawn; On 8/24/2015 the days of suspension were assigned by the LSRC as 9/06 through 9/12/2015.
Name: COREY F CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH59 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Callahan is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Callahan did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 11th race on Friday,
June 26, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: MIKE PENDER Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-031 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MIKE PENDER, having entered into a settlement agreement and mutual release with the California Horse Racing Board, is fined FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843.3(i) (Penalties for Medication Violations – benefit financially while under suspension).
Fine to be paid on or before August 29, 2015.
Name: JULIE JACOBS Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-139 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
License as Jockey Agent has been rescinded for being issued a grooms license.
Name: HECTOR N. CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-93 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Hector Chavez having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on July26, 2015, for failing to have a current coggins on file for horse, Famous Suzee, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the third race on July 25, 2015 at Sunray Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Chavez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Mario Sanchez is found to be in violation of.
Name: PRISCILLA LEON Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-90 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Priscilla Leon, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 26, 2015, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “Faster Than Jack” that was entered in the first race, on July 25, 2015, at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Priscilla Leon, Jr. a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1 (C) (11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration”.
 
 
 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: DAVID R LAKE Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R1529 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/1/2015 Suspension End: 8/5/2015
Ruling Text:
Driver David Lake who drove #3 "MYSTIC FLOWER" in the 3rd race on July 26, 2015 is hereby suspended for a period of five (5) days, August 1, 2015 to August 5, 2015 inclusive (driving only), for violation of MRC Rule 7884.0270 Subp. 2 C "Expanded Homestretch Racing." #3 finished 2nd and placed 5th.
 
MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subp. 1(A)(B)-Judges Authority
MRC Rule 7884.0270 Subp. 2(C)-Expanded Homestretch Racing
Name: ERIC CAMACHO Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 34-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
34-2015
 
Jockey Eric Camacho, RCI ID 486506, DOB, 11/9/1983, is hereby fined the sum of Fifty ($50.00) dollars for failure to report his weight for the first time to the Clerk of Scales on Tueday, July 27, 2015. R4efer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1.15, 8.11.1 and 3.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: Fenneka Tracey Bentley Ruling Date: 7/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 30-2015 DE Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
30-2015
 
Trainer Fenneka Bentley, RCI Id 1974757, DOB 4/29/1971, having appeared for a hearing, Mrs. Bentley is hereby fined the sum of One Thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for scratching the horse "Thirteenth Avenue" from the sixth (6th) race on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Delaware Park while running at Parx Racing on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, during the five day period. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 11.14.1.5 and 11.2.12. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-183 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 24, 2015,, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Jumpngun” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the fifth race, Friday, July 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(It was initially reported on race day the horse was medicated, but no Veterinarian substantiation could be made. It was also determined that Owner Manuel Rivera was not currently licensed).
 
JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner(s), Lessors(s) and or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.”
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 27, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                           NORM AMUNDSON                          ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: JEFFREY A RADOSEVICH Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #15-0106 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) for violating the rules governing claiming by starting the horse CHIEF’S REVENGE within 30 days after being claimed in which the determining eligibility price was less than 25% more than the price for which the horse was claimed. CHIEF’S REVENGE was claimed from the fifth race at Churchill Downs on June 26, 2015 for a claiming price of $5,000 and started in a race at Thistledown on July 22, 2015 for a claiming price of $5,000. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed by this ruling to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
.
810 KAR 1:015 Section 1, subsection (5)(a)
 
 
 
By Order of the Stewards
Name: FERNANDO A RASCON Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-82 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by telephone being represented by a translator Fernando Rascon Jr. before the Board of Stewards on July 25, 2015 for failure to conduct business in a proper manner on July 24, 2015 at Sunray Park is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Narrative: Trainer, Fernando Rascon failed obtain the call from the jockey, Alonso Rivera, before entering the horse Miss Savana in the first race July 24, 2015, necessitating a late rider change.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars  ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 25, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: FERNANDO A RASCON Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-85 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by telephone being represented by a translator Fernando Rascon Jr. before the Board of Stewards on July 25, 2015 for failure to conduct business in a proper manner on July 24, 2015 at Sunray Park is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Narrative: Trainer, Fernando Rascon failed obtain the call from the jockey, Porfirio Cano, before entering the horse Run Lucille Run in the seventh race July 31, 2015, necessitating a late rider change.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 25, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: James Allen Garrett Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15043 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/26/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
James Allen Garrett (MRC #733656), currently licensed as Assistant Starter, is hereby summarily suspended from the grounds of Canterbury Park for failing to consent to a search of his person and property by fleeing Minnesota Racing Commission security officers. James Allen Garrett must appear before the Board of Stewards at Canterbury Park to determine the status of the licenses he holds.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0155 E. (2) F. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7897.0100 Subp. 7 (Prohibited Acts-Cooperation with Security Officers)
 
Name: MARTIN ESCOBAR Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15044 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Martin Escobar is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "FINLANDER" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the ninth race at Canterbury Park on July 24, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: JACOB RYAN SAMUELS-WYNECOOP Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-3 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/14/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Jake Samuels Lic# 18359 DOB April 12, 1993 with address of P.O. Box 73, Wellpinit, WA 99040 is hereby fined $250 for failing to fulfill all racing engagements on July 26, 2015.
 
Rule 32.28.705 (9)- “All jockeys shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.”
Name: LOUIS L ZACHERLE Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-4 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Louis Zacherle License #: 18555 DOB June 30, 1987 with address of 43 Disautel Access Road, Omak,  WA  98841 is hereby fined $150 for failing to fulfill all racing engagements on July 26, 2015.  The $150 is based on 3 mounts (at $50) each mount that Mr. Zacherle failed to fulfill his commitment.  This ruling is based on Montana Board of Horse Racing’s rule book: Rule 32.28.705 (9) - “All jockeys shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.”
Name: Carlos Luis Gutierrez Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 28-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
28-2015
 
Jockey Carlos Luis Gutierrez, RCI ID 1953615, DOB 12/7/1977, having waived his right to a hearing, is fined the sum of Fifty ($50.00) dollars for reporting an incorrect weight for the first time to the CLERK OF SCALES  on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1.15, 8.11.1 and 3.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: VIRGIL MCCORMICK Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Virgil McCormick, Lic#18497, 12009 Hwy 451 Lodge Grass, MT 59050, DOB: 06/29/1998 is fined $50 for failure to maintain sufficient clearance during the third race on Sunday July 19, 2015 resulting in a disqualification of the horse.
Name: BRIAN JACK BEETEM Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-MTSFR-2 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Brian Beetem Lic# 17809 PO Box 195 Pine Ridge, SD 57770, DOB: 01/20/1993 is fined $25 for failing to show for films on July 25th, 2015.
Name: Larren Stephen Delorme Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15040 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Larren Delorme is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "BLACKS CARTEL" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the first race at Canterbury Park on July 24, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: BILLY GLEN MURPHY Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15041 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Glen Murphy is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "CALEB'S COMET" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the third race at Canterbury Park on July 24, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
Name: SETH B MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15042 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 800 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Seth Martinez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Eight Hundred Dollars ($800.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "OTTO SHOOTIE" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the third race at Canterbury Park on July 24, 2015. (Third Violation during 2015 Canterbury meet)
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-180 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUZ having appeared (VIA Jockey Agent J Kathy Murphy) before the Board of Stewards on July 20, 2015,  regarding the entry  “Buffalo Cowboy” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the fourth race, Monday, July 20, 2015, 4, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Murphy stated Mr. Rodriguez entered “Buffalo Cowboy” into a wrong race, which resulted in a program scratch, and that Rodriguez accepted full responsibility for the matter).
 
ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUZ a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 26, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
                
        DAVID KEITER                          NORM AMUNDSON                          ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: Syreeta D Martin Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 29-2015 DE Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
29-2015
 
Hot Walker Syreeta Martin, RCI ID 2051103, DOB 2/6/1975, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for falsification of her 2015 State License application with the ommission of previous arrest records. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.2.1, 2.5.1.4, 2.6.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.7 and 3.4.1.15.
Name: SAUL VALENTIN MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-019 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Agent Saul Marquez, pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1530 (Cases Not
 
Covered by Rules and Regulations), is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS*($200.00) for failure
 
to handle his business in a proper manner-did not honor first call.
Name: AGUSTIN MUNOZ Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-021 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/25/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Farrier AGUSTIN MUNOZ is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - $4800.00 – LATC Race Meeting Trust).
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of AGUSTIN MONOZ are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), AGUSTIN MUNOZ is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: PETER L MILLER Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-020 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer PETER MILLER is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – backtracking in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-171 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2015 Suspension End: 10/2/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfredo O Sanchez, having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards for a scheduled hearing on July 24, 2015 for a confirmed positive test for the Class III B drug Clenbuterol which was found in sample# NM 13178 after it was collected from the horse Manes Tower which finished in first place in the eighth race on June 10, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque, the hearing was held in absentia. As a result Alfredo O Sanchez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding if Clenbuterol in urine at 5,330 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but waived by, Alfredo O Sanchez).
 
Alfredo O Sanchez is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules:.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo O Sanchez a penalty as follows:
 
  • A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
  • Loss of purse for the eighth race that ran on June 10, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque racetrack.
    • A suspension of any/all NMRC issued licenses for a period of sixty days (60 days) (suspension will begin August 4, 2015 and end October 2, 2015, inclusive.  During said time of suspension, Alfredo O Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 NMAC. Pursuant to Commission rules, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Alfredo O Sanchez are ineligible to enter or start in any race in this jurisdiction. , per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
In addition, due to the extremely high levels OF CLENBUTEROL found in this sample, (5,330 pg/ml. ),  Alfredo O Sanchez is referred to the NMRC for any action deemed necessary or warranted.
 
 Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
                                By order of the Ruidoso Downs Stewards
 
 
 
 
ED L’ECUYER                           DAVE KEITER                                NORM AMUNDSON
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ  having been duly notified, and failing to appear, a hearing was held in absentia by the Board of Stewards on this date regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”  which were found in sample NM13232, after it was collected from the horse “CD Tight Rope”, which finished first in the 3rd  race on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque.  
 
(The original lab report indicated findings of Clenbuterol were detected in the urine at concentrations of 2,573 pg/ml, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 140 picograms per milliliter.  Split  sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but waived by Mr. Sanchez, upon the failure to respond in a timely manner for said split testing rights).
 
ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medication in excess of established acceptable levels.”
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part “Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules.”
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horse entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (October 3, 2015, to March 31, 2016, inclusive).
(2)  A fine in the amount of two-thousand five-hundred dollars ($2,500.00):  
(3)  Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Saturday, June 13, 2015:  
(4)  Because of the extremely high level of this medication violation, this matter is being referred to the NMSRC for any further action that may be deemed necessary.
 
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9(C)(3)(b) NMAC.  The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC;
During the time of applicable suspension, Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ  is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the provisions of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b), and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under care of Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanctions are to apply to the Owner and Horse as outlined in related rulings issued this date at Ruidoso Downs).
 
Because of the extremely high levels of this medication violation, this matter is being referred to the NMSRC for any further action that may be deemed necessary.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline:  15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) Which says in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed with the main Commission Office or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: Siggy R Golibrzuch Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15034 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Siggy Golibrzuch is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "JLS SURE SHOT" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the first race at Canterbury Park on July 23, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: SETH B MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15035 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Seth Martinez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "SWEETEDGE" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the fourth race at Canterbury Park on July 23, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
Name: DANIEL P VERGARA Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15036 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Vergara is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "A P PEPPER" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the eighth race at Canterbury Park on July 23, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: SETH B MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15037 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Seth Martinez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "PUREST FORM" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the ninth race at Canterbury Park on July 23, 2015. (2nd Violation during 2015 Canterbury meet)
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15038 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Ry Eikleberry is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "TRAWEEK" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the ninth race at Canterbury Park on July 23, 2015. (2nd Violation during 2015 Canterbury meet)
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
 
 
ALL FINED ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
Name: PATRICK L CANCHARI Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15039 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Patrick Canchari is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "READY'S GAMBLE" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the tenth race at Canterbury Park on July 23, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards Authority)
 
 
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
Name: Jeffrey Kenneth Huffman Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-127 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have foal papers on file necessitating a late scratch
Name: LARRY D DONLIN Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15032 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Larry Dean Donlin (MRC#301390), having appeared before the Board of Stewards and waived his rights to split-sample testing and a formal hearing, is hereby fined Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for a Class 4 Medication Violation. On July 17, 2015, Industrial Laboratories reported the presence of Methylprednisolone at a level of 282+/-16 pg/mL in the sample taken from UNSADDLED GLORY after a workout before the State Veterinarian on July 1, 2015, in violation of Minnesota Rules referenced below.
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 2.C. (Trainers)
 
7877.0175 Subp. 8.D. (Duties, Responsibilities of Racing Officials- Commission Veterinarian)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
Name: RONALD JAMES RICHARD Ruling Date: 7/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15033 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Ronald Richard is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "HIDDEN FURY" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the first race at Canterbury Park on July 19, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post ot Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: RICARDO CHIAPPE Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 26-2015 DE Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/23/2015 Suspension End: 8/29/2015
Ruling Text:
26-2015
 
Jockey Ricardo Chiappe, DOB 5/26/77, is suspended for seven (7) calendar days from Tuesday, July 28, 2015, through and including Monday, August 3, 2015, for careless riding, which resulted in his mount "Fond Candy" being disqualified from the first and placed third in the First race on Monday, July 20, 2015. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 14.15.1 and 14.16.1.
 
Name: RICARDO CHIAPPE Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 26-2015 DE Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/23/2015 Suspension End: 8/29/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 26-2015 DE - Appeal Submitted
 
Name: RICARDO CHIAPPE Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 26-2015 DE Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/23/2015 Suspension End: 8/29/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 26-2015 / 38-2015 DE - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
 
38-2015
 
Jockey Ricardo Chiappe, DOB 5/26/1977, filed an appealwith the Delaware Throughbred Racing Commission in regards to the Stewards Ruling 26-2015, Where Mr. Chiappe was given a seven (7) day suspension, at this time the Delaware Thoroughbed Racing Commission has granted a Stay until the case is heard. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4 and 19.2.1.
Name: RICARDO CHIAPPE Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 26-2015 DE Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/23/2015 Suspension End: 8/29/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 26-2015 DE - Appeal Withdrawn
 
52-2015 DE
 
Jockey Ricardo Chiappe, DOB 5/26/77, having withdrawn his appeal for ruling 26-2015, is hereby suspended for seven (7) calendar days from Sunday, August 23, 2015, through and including  Saturday, August 29, 2015 for careless riding, which resulted in his mount “Fond Candy” being disqualified from first and placed third in the First race on Monday, July 20, 2015 . Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 14.15.1 and 14.16.1.
 
Name: Ruben Jason Lemus Jr Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 24-2015 DE Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
24-2015
 
Assistant Starter,Ruben Lemus Jr., RCI ID 1972913, DOB 6/4/1981, was noticed for a hearing . Having appeared for a hearing on July 15, 2015 and based on the testimony, is hereby fined the sum of Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) dollars for threats made to a Jockey and confrontation with the Security Guard while in performance of his duties.  In addition Mr. Lemus is suspended pending completion of an Anger Management Program approved by the Stewards. The program shall be at Mr. Lemus' expense. After successful completion of the Anger Mangagement Program  Mr. Lemus will be eligible to reapply for a D.T.R.C. License. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.53.1.8, 2.5.1.10, 2.5.1.17.1, 3.4, 3.4.1.3, 3.4.1.15, 18.1.1 and 18.1.3. Fine to be paid within 48 hours.
Name: Ruben Jason Lemus Jr Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 24-2015 DE Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 24-2015 DE - Restored to Good Standing
32-2015
 
Assistant  Starter, Ruben Lemus, RCI ID 1972913, DOB 6/4/1981, having successfully completed the Stewards required Anger Management Program, Mr. Lemus is hereby reinstated to good standing. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3 and 3.4.
Name: ALAN H COLLEY Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-134 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2015 Suspension End: 8/20/2015
Ruling Text:
Licensee, ALAN HUGH COLLEY, having been duly notified to his/her last known address, VIA CERTIFIED MAIL and having failed to provide a valid set of fingerprints to the Commission as of this date for background check purposes:
 
ALAN HUGH COLLEY is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (A)(3) NMAC: Which states: “License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set(s) of fingerprints and a recent photograph.”
 
 
For this violation, the Commission issue ALAN HUGH COLLEY a penalty of the following:
        1. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective this date, and that he/she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that a valid set of fingerprints have been submitted and confirmed by this Commission.   
 
 
During said time of suspension ALAN HUGH COLLEY is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.
 
Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, or under the care of  ALAN HUGH COLLEY are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
 
__________________________________________________________
Vince Mares
 
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than ten days after the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission office, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: ALAN H COLLEY Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-134 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2015 Suspension End: 8/20/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-Comm-134 - Restored to Good Standing. Mr. Colley produced scanned fingerprints in Ruidoso.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-162 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Moonin the Eagle” that finished third in the 10th race, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed tenth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (d) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in a disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st            Kiss My Hocks                          6th (DH)       Streakin Regard      
2nd           Sam Crow                                   6th (DH)       Bodacious Eagle        
3rd           Cobalt Creek                              8th                 Jess Walking Thru
4th            Fire Fortune                               9th                 Glock
5th            Carters Last Straw                  10th                 Moonin the Eagle
Name: Judd William Becker Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15027 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Judd William Becker (MRC#731888) is hereby fined $250 for failing to have I'VE HEARD RUMORS on the grounds for pre-race inspection necessitating alate scratch from the 3rd race on July 16, 2015 at Canterbury Park and for being deliberately deceptive concerning reasons for failing to ship from Arlington Park where the horse raced on July 17.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7876.0110 Subp. 3 (Off-Track Stabling)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 2.G. (Stewards' Authority and Duties)
 
Name: MARK ANTHONY LUARK Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15028 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Mark Luark is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "GIVE A WINK" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the first race at Canterbury Park on July 18, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
Name: DEAN BUTLER Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15029 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Dean Butler is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "DEMI BLUE" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the third race at Canterbury Park on July 18, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp.6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
Name: Christopher Ken Fackler Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15030 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Christopher Fackler is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "TROUBLE'SMYNAME" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the fourth race at Canterbury Park on July 18, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15031 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Ry Eikleberry is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount "LUCKY'S PAT" more than three consecutive times without pausing during the running of the tenth race at Canterbury Park on July 18, 2015.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0160 Subp. 6.C. (Post To Finish)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
 
 
ALL FINES ARE DUE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING
 
Name: JORDAN K OLESIAK Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15025 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/4/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jordan Kenneth Olesiak (MRC#724210), having been properly noticed by the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards to appear for a formal hearing on July 17, 2015 and having failed to appear, remains suspended pending disposition of criminal charges in North Dakota.
 
 
 
Minnesota Statute: & 240.08 Subd. 5
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0155 H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A.C. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 2.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7897.0100 Subp. 2 (Prohibited Acts)
 
7897.0120 Subp. 1 (Disciplinary Sanctions)
Name: DALLAS EVERETT KEEN Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15026 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Dallas Everett Keen (MRC#727306), having waived his right to test a split sample and to have a formal hearing, is hereby fined Five Hundred Dollars ($500) after Industrial Laboratories reported the finding of Phenylbutazone at a level of 4.8+/-0.4 mcg/mL in blood sample #E177734 collected from MON PETIT POTE, 1st place finisher in the 4th race on June 28, 2015 at Canterbury Park. This is Trainer Keen's first reported medication violation within 365 days.
 
 
 
Minnesota Statute:
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 2.C.(1)(2)(3) (Trainer Responsibility)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7890.0100 Subp. 13.A.(1)(A) (Medication)
Name: FERNANDO JUAREZ Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 23-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
23-2015
 
Exercise Rider, Fernando Juarez Jr., RCI ID 497942, DOB 2/14/1977, having appeared before the Board of Steward is hereby fined the sum of Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) dollars for failure to obtain a license in a timely manner. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.2.1, 3.4, 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-159 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “ Pd La Tormenta” that finished first in the 2nd race, Friday, July 17, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed seventh, behind the horses with which it interfered.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (d) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in a disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st              Sweetie Pie Lisa                                  6th        Diamond Fire Man
2nd             Silverlioning                                         7th        Pd La Tormenta
3rd             Especially Fast Man                 Scratched       Famous Slew                     
4th             Marilees Boy                            Scratched       Best Flash Yet        
5th             High Tide Down                              
 
Name: HELENE E BOWEN Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15024 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/5/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Groom/Hotwalker Helene E. Bowen (MRC#106114455), having appeared by phone in response to a formal hearing notice issued by the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards, remains suspended pending disposition of criminal charges in Shakopee, MN.
 
 
 
Minnesota Statute: &240.08 Subd. 5
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0155 H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing)
 
7879.0200 Subp.1.A.C. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7879.0200 Subp.2.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7897.0100 Subp.2 (Prohibited Acts)
 
7897.0120 Subp.1 (Disciplinary Sanctions)
 
Name: KASEY LEON WILLIS Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-158 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  KASEY LEON WILLIS , having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date,  to address charges that he failed to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse "Docs Next Card " that was entered in the   first  race,   Friday, July 3, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;;
 
(" Docs Next Card" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected prior to initial registration with the Racing Office, or prior to any subsequent entry into a race.).
 
 KASEY LEON WILLIS is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".
 
(This information is displayed on the daily overnight listing of entries, and is also posted on the Racing office bulletin board).
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed KASEY LEON WILLIS  a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before August 17, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.  
 
Additionally, the horse “Docs Next Card " is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.
 
 
 
"Any appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission office or with the Stewards who issued the ruling".
 
Name: Edward Martin Jr. Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15021 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Edward Martin Jr. (MRC#720027) is hereby fined Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for failing to fulfill riding engagements made by his agent for the racing programs of July 9th and 10th at Canterbury Park and for failing to notify the stewards that he was severing his business relationship with his agent.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 3.1.J.R. (Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
Name: JUSTIN LYLE MCKINLEY Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15022 Ruling Type: Failure to Have Horse Properly Shod
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Justin Lyle McKinley (MRC#735552) is hereby fined $100 for failing to have BULLY B QUICK properly equipped upon arrival in the Paddock for the 2nd race on July 10, 2015, necessitating a late scratch and pari-mutuel refunds at Canterbury Park.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 2.C. (Trainers)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
Name: CHRIS R RICHARD Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15023 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Chris Richard (MRC#735604) is hereby fined $100 for failing to have a required workout before a Commission Veterinarian for BOJI MOON, who had not raced in more than one year, necessitating a late scratch from the 5th Race on July 4th at Canterbury Park.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 2.C. (Trainers)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7883.0100 Subp. 16.D. (Workout Requirements)
 
Name: DON B BRIGGS Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-44 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date July 12, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers OFF at time of entry on the horse Miss Domesius , entered in the second  race, on July 11, 2015 , at Sunray Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 11, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-147 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey  IVAN CARNERO having appeared  before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2015, for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Hard Hitting Speed” in the tenth race, Friday, July 10, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 IVAN CARNERO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed IVAN CARNERO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 12,  2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: DONALD BOXIE Ruling Date: 7/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21232 Ruling Type: Tampering with Sample - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/11/2015 Suspension End: 8/23/2025
Ruling Text:
Suspended six months and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission and case referred to the Louisiana State Racing Commission for further action for tampering with, and submitting a substitued sample. Fifth violation of LAC 35:1791 (Testing Dangerous Substance Abuse).
Name: DONALD BOXIE Ruling Date: 7/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21232 Ruling Type: Tampering with Sample - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/11/2015 Suspension End: 8/23/2025
Ruling Text:
RE: 21232 - Penalty Affirmed; Case heard by LSRC on August 24, 2015. Stewards ruling upheld. Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC for ten years through August 23, 2025.
Name: BRENT ARNOLD CLAY Ruling Date: 7/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15020 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Brent Arnold Clay (MRC#722117), having appeared before the Board of Stewards and waived his right to a formal hearing, is hereby fined Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for a Class 4 Medication Violation. On July 3, 2015, Industrial Laboratories reported the presence of Methylprednisolone at a level of 131+/-16 pg/mL in the post-race sample of BP CARTELS POLICY, 1st place finisher in the 2nd race on June 20, 2015 at Canterbury Park in violation of Minnesota Rules referenced below.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 2.C. (Trainer Responsibility)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7890.0110 Subp. 1. (Medications and Practices Prohibited)
Name: JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBERTS Ruling Date: 7/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-032-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Jonathan Roberts is fined $100.00 for failing to acome up to the gate at the start in the 10th race.  DHRC rule: 7.6.6.6.6.  All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: SETH B MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15015 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/6/2015 Suspension End: 7/12/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Seth Beau Martinez (MRC#726409) is hereby suspended for seven days, July 6 through July 12, 2015, for careless riding on GYPSY MELODY in the stretch run of the 9th race on July 3rd at Canterbury Park. Martinez failed to maintain a straight course in the stretch by allowing his mount to bear out and soundly bump another horse. Martinez may ride in designated races during the period of his suspension, but each day he rides in designated races will add an additional racing day to the end of the suspension in order to fulfill the seven days.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 3.O. (Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7883.0160 Subp. 6.D. (Post To Finish)
 
Name: Oscar Franco Becerra Ruling Date: 7/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15016 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/11/2015 Suspension End: 7/17/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Oscar Franco Becerra (MRC#175303734) is hereby suspended for seven days, July 11 through July 17, 2015, for careless riding on MELOVEDA in the 10th race on July 4 at Canterbury Park. Becerra allowed his mount to drift inward near the eighth pole taking racing room away from ONLY ANNIE PEACH and causing Jockey Ry Eikleberry to check his mount for several strides. MELOVEDA was disqualified from 3rd and placed 4th. Becerra may ride in designated races during the period of his suspension, but each day he rides in designated races will add an additional racing day to the end of the suspension to fulfill the seven days.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 3.O. (Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7883.0160 Subp. 6.A. (Post to Finish)
 
 
 
 
 
Name: DAVID EDGARDO PINON Ruling Date: 7/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15017 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey David Edgardo Pinon (MRC #801693) is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to fulfill his riding engagements on July 3, 2015 at Canterbury Park.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 3.J. (Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
Name: Miguel Angel Silva Olvera Ruling Date: 7/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15005 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Miguel Angel Silva (MRC#734853), having waived his right to test a split sample and to have a formal hearing, is hereby fined seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) after Industrial Laboratories reported the finding of Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.9+/-0.3 mcg/mL in blood/urine Sample #E177247 collected from DECANTERED, winner of the 6th race on May 25, 2015 at Canterbury Park. This is trainer Silva's third medication violation within 365 days.
 
 
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp. 2.C.(1)(2)(3)(Trainer Responsibility)
 
7890.0100 Subp. 13.A.(1)(A)(Medication)
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Steward's Authority)
Name: Charles Michael Wicker Ruling Date: 7/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON31 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/6/2015 Suspension End: 7/20/2015
Ruling Text:
A stewards hearing was held at Monmouth Park on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in regards to a report from Track Security that Asst. Trainer Charles Wicker had entered the Detention Barn, a restricted area, went into a stall and urinated.
 
After reviewing all the testimony and evidence presented, the Stewards hereby order Mr. Wicker a
fifteen (15) day suspension, July 6, 2015 through and including July 20, 2015 and fined one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Wicker is also placed on probation through 2016.  
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-1.15 Penalties; acts detrimental to racing
The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off any person who in their opinion has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C Rule 13:70-16.4 Governing conduct
The stewards shall have the power and it shall be their duty to regulate and govern the conduct of all racing officials and of all owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and all other persons attendant on horses during , before, and after races, unless the power and the duty is vested in the Racing Commission.
Name: DONALD BOXIE Ruling Date: 7/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21207 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2015 Suspension End: 10/31/2015
Ruling Text:
Suspended  and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission for the balance ot the 2015 thoroughbred meet, plus 10 days, throughSeptember 8, 2015 for threatening another licensee with a knife.
Name: DONALD BOXIE Ruling Date: 7/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21207 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2015 Suspension End: 10/31/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 21207 - Appeal Stay Granted by LSRC Pending the Appeal Process: Suspensive Appeal granted on July 06, 2015. Hearing before set for August 24, 2015.
Name: DONALD BOXIE Ruling Date: 7/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21207 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2015 Suspension End: 10/31/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 21207 - Penalty Affirmed; On 8/24/2015 the LSRC upheld stewards ruling 21207. Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC from August 24, 2015 through November 1, 2015.
Name: JUAN CARLOS VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 14-2015 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
14-2015
 
A report from Truedail Labortories, Inc., the official Chemists of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, showed that the blood samplle 14210, taken from the horse 'Edyanne", who finished second in the first (1) race on Monday, May 18, 2015, tested positive for "Methylprednisolone". The Trainer of this horse, Mr. Juan Vazquez,  RCI Id 2017206, DOB 1/28/1975, waived his right to a split sample.
 
As a result of the positive, Mr. Vazquez was noticed for a hearing. Having had a telephonic hearing on
Sunday, June 28, 2015 and under the authority of the Stewards, refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.10, 3.4.1. 3.4.1.7, Mr Vazquez was found to be in violation of D.T.R.C. Rules 7.3.1, 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 10.8.1.3, 15.1.1.1, 15.1.1.2, 15.1.2.2, 15.1.2.6, 15.1.2.7, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.3.1.1, 15.1.3.1.0, 15.1.3.1.3, 15.1.3.1.5 and 15.3.1 Mr. Vazquez is fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00). This Violation shall incur One (1) Point towards the ARCI  Medication point system. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.3, 3.4.1.15. fine to be paid within 48 hours.
Name: EDDIE DWAYNE WILLIS Ruling Date: 6/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-123 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner and Trainer EDDIE D. WILLIS, having been notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a confrontation near the track surface on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Willis was involved in a verbal confrontation with another licensee).
 
 EDDIE D. WILLIS is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet.  Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds.  The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed EDDIE D. WILLIS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 28, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).
 
Additionally,  EDDIE D. WILLIS is hereby placed on probation for the remainder of this meeting, through September 7, 2015, inclusive. Any further related violation will result in further sanction.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: Leandro Rocha Goncalves Ruling Date: 6/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15012 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/29/2015 Suspension End: 7/5/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Leandro Goncalves (MRC#78664435) is suspended for seven calendar days, June 29 through July 5th, for careless riding on MIZZ MONEY soon after the start when he took racing room away causing a rival mount to clip heels in the 8th Race on June 21, 2015 at Canterbury Park. Goncalves may ride in designated races only during the period of the suspension, but each day he rides in designated races will add an additional racing day to the end of the suspension to fulfill the seven days.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp.3.O.(Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp.1.A.(Stewards' Authority)
 
7883.0160 Subp. 6.A. (Post To Finish)
 
Name: Miguel Angel Silva Olvera Ruling Date: 6/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15011 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Miguel Angel Silva appeared before the Board of Stewards and was advised that the report from Industrial Laboratories of a finding of Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.4+/-0.3 mcg/mL in blood Sample #E177345 collected from DECANTERED, which finished 3rd in the 9th race on June 4,2015 at Canterbury Park, would not be punishable as a violation. Stewards Ruling #15005 cited a Phenylbutazone Overage for the same horse in a report from the same Laboratory dated June 6, 2015, two days after DECANTER'S next race. Therefore, the Stewards treated the two Overages as one.
 
 
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp.2.C.(1)(2)(3) (Trainer Responsibility)
 
7890.Subp.13.A.(1)(A) (Medication)
 
Name: MARTIN ESCOBAR Ruling Date: 6/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15010 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/22/2015 Suspension End: 6/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Martin Escobar (MRC#726430) is hereby suspended for seven days, June 22 through June 28, 2015, for careless riding on BIG COMMISSION in the stretch run of the 4th Race on June 19, 2015 at Canterbury Park. Escobar failed to maintain a straight course in the stretch allowing his mount to bear out in the path of HANDSOME JACKSON without being clear. Escobar may ride in designated races during the period of the suspension, but each day he rides in designated races will add an additional racing day to the end of the suspension to fulfill the seven days.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.1070 Subp.3.O. (Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp.1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7883.0160 Subp.6.A. (Post To Finish)
 
Name: NIALL STEWART SAVILLE Ruling Date: 6/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 12-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
12-2015
 
Trainer Niall Saville, DOB 12/4/1982, RCI Id 1973189, having waived his right for a hearing is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for failure to have the Foal Certificate on file for the horse "Piano Man Ted", necessitating a late scratch from the seventh (7th) race on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 10.1.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: STEPHEN J LARSEN Ruling Date: 6/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Pocatello Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-POD-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blod sample #66020 Taken May 31, 2015 in Pocatello was found to contain Fluxilin at 370 & 2.0 nanograms per thousand. Hore was Tell Her Twice and had come in 1st during the 2nd race.
Name: EDDIE DWAYNE WILLIS Ruling Date: 6/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-80 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 800 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer EDDIE D WILLIS, having waived appearance rights before the Board of Stewards, regarding a Security Citation issued on this date, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Willis was issued a citation for employing four unlicensed persons at his assigned barn, during a morning license check on association grounds. Mr. Willis waived appearance, and accepted responsibility for the matter).
 
 EDDIE D WILLIS is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
 
16.47.1.8 (A)NMAC and 15.2.1.7 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent party “A person shall not participate in Pari Mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the Commission, or be employed by an Association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the Commission”
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed EDDIE D WILLIS a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each of four violations, for a cumulative total fine in the amount of eight hundred dollars ($800.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before July 14, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: ERIC LEE HEITZMANN Ruling Date: 6/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15008 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Eric Lee Heitzmann (MRC#102247610), having waived his right to test a split sample and to have a formal hearing, is hereby fined Five Hundred Dollars ($500) after Industrial Laboratories reported the finding of Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.5+/-0.3 mcg/mL in blood/urine Sample #171022 collected from SPICY ABBY, 3rd place finisher in the 2nd race on May 22, 2015 at Canterbury Park. This is Trainer Heitzmann's second medication violation within 365 days.
 
 
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.1070 Subp. 2.C.(1)(2)(3) (Trainer Responsibility)
 
7890.0100 Subp.13.A.(1)(A) (Medication)
 
Name: PATRICK L CANCHARI Ruling Date: 6/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15006 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Patrick Luis Canchari (MRC#733039) is hereby fined Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for failing to ride out his mount EASYONUREYES past the finish line which may have cost him a better placing than 5th in the 10th Race on June 11, 2015 at Canterbury Park.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.1070 Subp.3.N. (Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp.1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7883.0160 Subp.4. (Post to Finish)
 
Name: Jorge R Torres Martinez Ruling Date: 6/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15007 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/19/2015 Suspension End: 6/25/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jorge Torres (MRC#67293525) is hereby suspended seven days, June 19 through June25, 2015, for careless riding by allowing RICKEY SEPARATE to bear out and bump with DIRT ROAD QUEEN resulting in a disqualification from 1st to 2nd place in the 2nd Race on June 12, 2015 at Canterbury Park. Torres may ride in designated races druing the period of the suspension but each day he rides in designated races will add an additional day to the end of the suspension to fulfill the seven days.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.1070 Subp.3.0. (Jockeys)
 
7879.0200 Subp.1.A.(Stewards' Authority)
 
7883.0160 Subp.6.B. (Post To Finish)
 
Name: Jerry Alan Thurston Ruling Date: 6/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 09-2015 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
09-2015
 
A report from Truedale Laboratories,Inc., the Official Chemist of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, showed the blood sample 14260, taken from the horse "Miss Dayna Lee", who finished third in the fifth race on Saturday, May 23, 2015, tested positive for "Dexamethasone" in the amount of 33 Picograms per milliliter of plasma.  The Trainer of this horse, Mr. Jerry A. Thurston, RCI Id 1960475, DOB 1/15/57, waived his right to a split sample.
 
Mr. Thurston, waived his right to a hearing and under the authority of the Stewards, refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.7, Mr. Thurston was found to be in violation of D.T.R.C Rules 7.3.1, 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 1038.1, 10.8.1.3, 15.1, 15.1.1.1., 15.1.1.5, 15.1.2.2, 15.1.2.6, 15.1.2.7, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.3.1.1, 15.1.3.1.3, 15.1.3.1.4 15.1.3.1.5 and 15.3.1. Mr Thurston is fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars. This Violation shall incur One (1) Point towards the ARCI Mediaction
 
Mr. Thurston waived his right to a hearing and under the authority if the Stewards refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.7, Mr Thurston was found to be in violatin of D.T.R.C. Rules 7.3.1.
 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 10.8.1, 10.8.1.3, 15.1, 15.1.1.2, 15.1.1.2, 15.1.2.2 15.1.5.6, 15.1.2.7, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.3.1.1, 15.1.3.1.2, 15.1.3.1.3, 15.1.3.1.5 and 15.3.1. Mr Thurston is fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars. This violatin shall incur One (1) Point towards the ARCi Medication point System. Refer to D.T.R.C.  Rule 3.3, 3.4 and 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
 
 
Name: RANDY LEE PFEIFER Ruling Date: 6/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15004 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Randy Pfeifer (MRC#726570), having appeared and waived his right to a formal hearing, is hereby fined Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for a Class 4 Medication Violation. On May 28, 2015, Industrial Laboratories reported the presence of Hydrocortisone Succinate, a drug not regulated by threshold in Minnesota, in the post-race sample of Lil' Apollo, 3rd-place finisher in the 7th race on May 15, 2015 at Canterbury Park in violation of Minnesota rules referenced below.
 
 
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp.2.C. (Trainer Responsibility)
 
7879.0200 Subp.1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
 
7890.0110 Subp. 1. (Medications and Practices Prohibited)
Name: MARK BREEDEN Ruling Date: 6/5/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-94 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/5/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A search of Mr Breeden's person produced a bag of marijuana, that he admitted to being in possession and owning. Urine sample tested positive for marijuana and metabolites..this is his 3rd violation.  He has been suspended pending enrollment and completion of a certified drug rehab program approved by WVRC, and must provide a negative urinalysis.
Name: Ruben A Monjes Ruling Date: 6/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 08-2015 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
08-2015
 
Trainer Ruben Monjes, DOB 9/10/1960, RCI ID 1973189, having waived his right to a hearing is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for failure to have the Foal Certificate o file for the horse "Dasalinga", necessitating a late scratch from the fourth (4th) race on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 10.1.1.
 
Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: Herman Jr. Fennell Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15003 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Herman Fennell Jr. (MRC#724265), having appeared and waived his right to a formal hearing, is hereby fined Four Hundred Dollars($400) for entering as Trainer of record two horses on May 15, 2015, UNLAWFUL DETAINER in the 2nd Race and PERMIT TO CARRY in the 6th Race, and two horses on May 16, 2015, TOUGH TOY and DECANTERED in the 3rd Race, with all four horses being scratched by the stewards after Fennell admitted he did not have care, custody and control of said horses at Canterbury Park.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 Subp.2.C.,C.(3), (Duties, Responsibilities of Class C Lincensees)
 
7883.0100 Subp. 2.C., Subp.6.D.(Entries and Subscriptions)
 
7890.0140 Subp. 10 (Horse Medication)
 
7891.0100 Subp.1A (Racing Soundness Examination)
Name: Larren Stephen Delorme Ruling Date: 5/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15002 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Larren S. Delorme (MRC #22596851) is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to fulfill his riding engagement in the 7th race on May 17, 2015 at Canterbury Park. Minnesota Rules: 78773.1070 Subp. 3.J. (Jockeys); 7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
Name: Ross Clayton Brinson Ruling Date: 5/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C15001 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Ross Clayton Brinson (MRC#728958), having appeared and waived his right to a formal hearing, is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to have foal papers on file with the racing secretary for SASSY MOE necessitating a scratch from the 5th race on May 17, 2015 at Canterbury Park.
 
 
 
Minnesota Rules: 7883.0100 Subp. 2.B. (Entries and Subscriptions);
 
7879.0200 Subp. 1.A. (Stewards' Authority)
Name: TIMOTHY A TETRICK Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH48 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Following the 5th race on Friday, May 8, 2015, Mr. Tetrick did allow a passenger on his sulky without a helmet or safety vest, while on the racetrack.
 
As a result, Mr. Tetrick is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
 Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-7.29(A)1
                   N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-19.6
Name: Larry D Smith Ruling Date: 5/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 14-033 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Saturday, May 9, 2015 a stewards conference was held with trainer Larry D. Smith regarding a financial complaint lodged by Horsepower Feed in the amount of $1,063.47. Mr. Smith agreed that $374.00 of the debt was owed and disputed the rest.  A payment schedule was set as follows; three payments will be made starting June 1, 2015 in the amount of $125.00, July 1, 2015 in the amount of $125.00, and August 1, 2015 in the amount of $124.00 to pay the debt in full.  Failure to make the payments stipulated in this ruling will result in trainer Larry D. Smith being declared ineligible for licensing.
 
WAC 260-28-030
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 5/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/16/2015 Suspension End: 7/15/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer,   Juan M Torres  , having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on May 6, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM11160 , after it was collected from the horse " MJ Moon Chick  " which finished 3rd in the 2nd race, Friday January 16 2015 , at  Sunland Park.                             .
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at  1276 pg/ml . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Juan Torres . The split was confirmed positive by LSU with a finding of  1.186 ng/ml or 1186 pg/ml  in urine.
 
Juan Torres is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Torres a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (May 16, 2015 through July 15, 2015,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, Friday, January 16 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Juan Torres is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Juan Torres are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK  BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                  LINDA SALINAS                                         RON WALKER                                          JILL CATHEY
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 5/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH43 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving # 3 "GO BYEM" in the 5th race on Friday, May 1, 2015, Mr. Miller did drive in a
careless manner and allowed his horse to leave the course for an extended period in the stretch.
 
#3 "GO BYEM" finished 2nd, disqualified and placed 7th.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a)10
Name: JOSE ANTONIO LEON Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-425 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JOSE ANTONIO LEON, having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling#: 309 issued on: 03 13, 2015 at Sunland Park;
 
JOSE ANTONIO LEON is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to JOSE ANTONIO LEON are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.”
 
During said time of applicable suspension, JOSE ANTONIO LEON is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, and all horses Owned wholly or in part by Mr. Leon are denied entry, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
 
 
 
Name: LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-426 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End: 8/17/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-SUN-227, and also Ruling 2015-SUN-251issued at Sunland Park;
 
 LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to LARRY DELORES GAMEZ are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, LARRY DELORES GAMEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Name: LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-426 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End: 8/17/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-426 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: GEORGE ANTHONY ROUBICHON Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21083 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2015 Suspension End: 4/25/2015
Ruling Text:
Tested positive for a controlled dangerous substance, first offence. Suspended 30 days and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Reinstatement is contingent upon an evaluation and after providing a negative urine report.
 
Name: GEORGE ANTHONY ROUBICHON Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21083 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2015 Suspension End: 4/25/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 21083 - Restored to Good Standing on August 6, 2015: Met requirements of ruling 21083
Name: MONICA L ORTEGA Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 15CRI007 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/23/2015 Suspension End: 4/7/2015
Ruling Text:
Monica L. Ortega, Owner/Trainer license #11803, after being duly notified and waiving her right to a hearing, is hereby fined the sum of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00) and suspended for fifteen calendar days (Monday, March 23, 2015 through and including Tuesday, April 07, 2015). After receipt of the split sample report from Florida Racing Laboratory at the University of Florida, of blood sample #E174974 (C129801-SSB) taken from the horse "DAWNGONEGOLD", winner of the third race on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Rillito Park Race Course  was confirmed POSITVE for the presence of the Class III substance "CLENBUTEROL" (39 pg/mL). This amount being above the permitted threshold level of 2pg/mL
 
The horse "DAWNGONEGOLD" winner of the third race on Sunday, February 15, 2015, is hereby "DISQUALIFIED" and declared "UNPLACED" for all except pari-mutuel wagering purposes. The winnings will be redistributed in the following manner.
 
1st #3 CANTAFFORDANOTHER
2nd #4 OUR COCO BEANS
3rd #5 WARREN'S ORCHID
4th #2 EASTER HARMONY
 
During the term of her suspension Owner/Trainer Monica L. Ortega is hereby denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Racing. All horses owned and/or trained by the respondent are hereby declared ineligible for entry to race pending sale and/or transfer approved by the Board of Stewards.
 
 
The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. Failure to comply with all requirements of this ruling by Thursday, April 02, 2015, will result in a one hundred eighty days (180) day suspension from (Friday, April 03, 2015 through and including Wednesday, September 30, 2015) and will be referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that her license remain suspended until such time that the financial obligation is satisfied.
 
The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with:
A.A.C. R19-2-102.19.; A.A.C. R19-2-102.39.; A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.A.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.B.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.2.a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.6.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.2.b.; A.A.C. R19-2-120-D-3.; A.A.C R19-2-120-N-1.a.; A.A.C. R19-2-120-N-2.a.; A.A.C. R19-2-120-N-3-c.d.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.1.d.e.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.1.i.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.g.i.;  A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.;
 
Name: PEGGY JOYCE BALENTINE Ruling Date: 3/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 20155 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have a negative coggins on file, resulting in the late scratch of Stormin Encore from race 8, March 5, 2015.
Name: JOY KATHLEEN BUI Ruling Date: 1/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-557 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Agent JOY KATHLEEN MURPHY having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding the entry of “Lookers Gold R F” in the ninth race, Friday, January 16, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(Murphy admitted to having entered “Lookers Gold R F” into the wrong race, which resulted in a program scratch of said horse. Murphy stated she accepted responsibility for the matter).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.3.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be made in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and made by the Owner, Trainer, or a licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer”.
 
16.47.1.13 (C) NMAC: which states in pertinent part “All persons permitted to make riding engagement shall maintain current and accurate records of all engagements made, such records being subject to examination by the Stewards at any time”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOY KATHLEEN MURPHY a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before February 16, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: DOUGLAS S. ARNOLD Ruling Date: 1/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 20960 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license expired 12/13/2014.
Name: DOUGLAS S. ARNOLD Ruling Date: 1/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 20960 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20960 - Restored to Good Standing: Met license requirements on 8/26/2015.
Name: Jose Luis Vega Jr Ruling Date: 11/7/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 70-2014 DE Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/11/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
70-2014
 
Jockey Jose L. Vega, DOB 01/17/1987, was noticed for a hearing on 10/07/2014, having failed to appear, Mr. Vega is hereby suspended indefinitely pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbre Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.4.1, 2.5.1.8, 2.5.1.17.1, 3.3 and 3.4.
Name: MURRAY LYNN ROJAS Ruling Date: 9/29/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2014-Comm-2467-2014 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
67-2014
 
A report from LCG Science, Inc., the Official Chemist of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, showed that the blood sample 44839, taken from the horse "Barracuda Wayne", who finished first in the third race on Saturday, July 12, 2014, tested positive for "DEXAMETHASONE". The Trainer of this horse, Ms. Murray L. Rojas, DOB 1/13/1966 availed herself to split sample was confirmed by the Official Chemists of The Industrial Laboratories Company of Colorado.
 
As a result of the positive, Ms. Rojas was notice for a hearing. Ms. Rojas waived her right to hearing and under the authority of the Board of Stewards, refer to D.T.R.C. 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.7, Ms Rojas was found to be in violation of D.T.R.C Ruoles 7.3.1, 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 10.8.1.3, 15.1.1.1, 15.1.1.2, 15.1.2.2, 15.1.2.6, 15.1.2.7, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.3.1.1, 15.1.3.1.2 and 15.1.3.1.3. Ms. Rojas is fined the sum of One-Thousnad ($1,000.00) dollars. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 18.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
 
This violation shall incur One (1) Point towards the ARCI Mediaction point systems.
 
The horse "Barracuda Wayne" is disqualified from allpurse monies in the Third Race on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The purse is ordered redistributed as follows:
1st-Coach Fridge
2nd-He's Got Talent
3rd-Ohnonotagain
4th-Silvertonguedtommy
5th-Dash of Dazzle
6th-Rope
7th-Whatthravenwants
8th-Barracuda Wayne
This ruling in no way affects thepari-mutuel wagering in this race. Refer to D.T.R.C. Ruoles 17.6.1 and 7.7 (all).
Name: DEBBIE K CUNNINGTON Ruling Date: 8/16/2014
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-MTSFR-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon report from Industrial Laboratory that blood sample # E96588 tested positive for the drug Dexamethasone in violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub 1, Sub 2 , and Sub 3. Our records show that blood sample E96588 belongs to the horse Sharper Knight, winner of the eighth (8th) race at the State Fair Race Meet in Great Falls, Montana on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
 
Our records also show that the trainer of the horse Sharper Knight on July 20, 2014 was Debbie Cunnington, license #12646. Therefore trainer Debbie Cunnington is hereby fined the sum of $300.00 as per Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.710 Sub. 25 (trainer responsibility) for violalion of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28. 1402 Sub. 3. It is also ordered that the horse Sharper Knight be disqualified from any and all purse monies and the purse of race number 8 on July 20, 2014 at the State Fair Race Meet be redistributed.
Name: DEBBIE K CUNNINGTON Ruling Date: 8/6/2014
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-MTSFR-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon report from Industrial Laboratory that blood sample # E17375 tested positive for the drug Dexamethasone in violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub.1 , Sub.2 ,and Sub.3. Our records show that blood sample El7375 belongs to the horse Dr Mackee, winner of the first (1st) race at the State Fair Race Meet in Great Falls, Montana on Saturday, July 19,2014.
 
Our records also show that the trainer of record of horse Dr Mackee on July 19, 2014 was Debbie Cunnington, license # 12646. Therefore Trainer Debbie Curmington is hereby fined the sum of $ 300.00 as per Montana Board of Horse Racing mle 32.28.710 Sub. 25 (trainer responsibility) for violation of Montana Board of Horse Racing rule 32.28.1402 Sub. 3. It is also ordered that the horse Dr Maekee be disqualified from any and all purse monies and the purse of race number 1 on July 19,2014 at the State Fair Race Meet be redistributed.
Name: Shawn Birdrattler Ruling Date: 7/26/2014
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Montana State Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-MTSFR-1 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Shawn Birdrattler, Lic# 13317 DOB March 5, 1969 is hereby fined $ 100.00 as horse is ineligible to run in Race 2. 'Searching Bells' last start was at Miles City Race Meet May 10, 20 10. He has not run since then. The horse: Searching Bells Owner Narsis Reevis.
 
Name: Luis I Gomez-Perez Ruling Date: 5/26/2014
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Gem County, Emmett
Ruling Number: EMT 2014-01 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
An inquiry before the board of stewards having been held on the 25 day of May, 2014 and the Board of Stewards having received testimony, and evidence, AND Luis Gomez having appeared after good and sufficient notice and the Board of Stewards being fully advised,  Rule 11.04.11040.050 Non Permitted medication, Rule 110414100 Trainer is absolute insurer, Rule 110414100.01 Chemical Test
 
Now, Therefore, the Board of Stewards finds the following:  Blood Sample #33477 sent from Trusdail Laboratories Inc. taken on April 26, 2014 at Gem County Racing (Emmett) was found to contain Dexamethasone.   
 
The Board of Stewards Hereby Recommends that the following penalty be imposed upon the Respondent:  Fine of $250 -- Also the horse Princess of Darkness is disqualified and all purse money will be redistributed.  Race #1  April 26/2014
Name: Luis I Gomez-Perez Ruling Date: 5/26/2014
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Gem County, Emmett
Ruling Number: EMT 2014-01 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: EMT 2014-01 - Restored to Good Standing: PAID fine
Name: Michael Scott Duncan Ruling Date: 3/23/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: LATS112 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/23/2014 Suspension End: 8/16/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner MICHAEL SCOTT DUNCAN, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - Dr. Nolton Pattio -
$635.00), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of MICHAEL SCOTT DUNCAN are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule # 1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. DUNCAN is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: Michael Scott Duncan Ruling Date: 3/23/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: LATS112 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/23/2014 Suspension End: 8/16/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: LATS112 - Restored to Good Standing
Owner MICHAEL SCOTT DUNCAN, having complied with the provisions of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - $635.00 to Dr. Nolton Pattio) is restored to good standing. Ruling LATS #112, issued at Los Angeles Turf Club on March 23, 2014, is set aside.
Name: Connie Lea Scanlon Ruling Date: 1/8/2014
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 20423 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license expired 12/30/2013).
Name: Connie Lea Scanlon Ruling Date: 1/8/2014
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 20423 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20423 - Restored to Good Standing: Met license requirements on 12/25/2014.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 6/24/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20089 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/24/2013 Suspension End: 8/22/2013
Ruling Text: Upon referral, the LSRC, on 6/24/2013 upheld stewards ruling 20089, added a sixty day suspension, increased the fine to $2000 and ordered the purse redistributed.Third violation of a RCI category IV drug within a 12 month period.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 6/24/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20091 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/23/2013 Suspension End: 10/21/2013
Ruling Text: Upon referral, the LSRC, on 6/24/2013 upheld stewards ruling 20091, added a sixty day suspension, increased the fine to $2000 and ordered the purse redistributed.Fourth violation of a RCI category IV drug within a 12 month period.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 6/24/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20091 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/23/2013 Suspension End: 10/21/2013
Ruling Text: RE: 20091 - Restored to Good Standing by LSRC on 8/24/2015.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 6/24/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20092 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/22/2013 Suspension End: 10/21/2014
Ruling Text: Upon referral, the LSRC, on 6/24/2013 upheld stewards ruling 20092, added a one year suspension, increased the fine to $2000 and ordered the purse redistributed.Fifth violation of a RCI category IV drug within a 12 month period.Must appear before the LSRC prior to relicensing.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 6/24/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20092 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/22/2013 Suspension End: 10/21/2014
Ruling Text: RE: 20092 - Restored to Good Standing by LSRC on 8/24/2015
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 5/17/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20089 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone and flunixin reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from The Rose Cartel, winner of race 7, March 16, 2013. Confirmed in split by Industrial Laboratories. Javier Contreras waived his right to a hearing. Third ARCI class IV or V violation in a 12 month period.Additionally this case is referred to the LSRC for further action.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 5/17/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20091 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone and flunixin reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from This Lion Roars, winner of race 5, March 18, 2013. Javier Contreras declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a stewards' hearing. Fourth ARCI class IV or V violation in a 12 month period. Additionally this case is referred to the LSRC for further action.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 5/17/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 20092 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone and flunixin reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from Katillac Man, winner of race 6, March 23, 2013. Javier Contreras declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a stewards' hearing.Fifth ARCI class IV or V violation in a 12 month period. Additionally this case is referred to the LSRC for further action.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 4/18/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 19948 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/26/2013 Suspension End: 6/24/2013
Ruling Text: Preliminary and Permanent court ordered injunction, regarding ruling 19948, dismissed by judge on 4/18/2013. 60 day suspension starts 4/26/2013.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 2/9/2013
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 19948 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone and flunixin reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from Dos Alejandro, winner of race 8, February 13, 2013. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a hearing. Third class IV or V violation in a 12 month period.In addition this case is referred to the LSRC for further action.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 5/12/2012
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 19400 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of Jac Dasher from race 9, May 11, 2012.



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