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. >1/14/2019<

280 Total Rulings compiled at: 1/19/2019 10:14:42 AM G.M.T.

Name: MARTIN ROMERO ESPINOZA Ruling Date: 1/17/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SA-24 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Foreman MARTIN ESPINOZA, is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct – aggressive behavior), on July 8, 2018, at San Luis Rey Downs. Additionally, MARTIN ESPINOZA must be evaluated by Winners’ Foundation for anger management issues and sign a testing agreement with the California Horse Racing Board.
Name: MICA BEAUCHAMP Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-008-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/15/2019 Suspension End: 2/13/2019
Ruling Text: Mica Beauchamp had a Judge's hearing on 1-15-19 at Dover Downs. Mica Beauchamp is now under Full Suspension for 30 days beginning 1-15-19 to and including 2-13-19 for failing a human drug test. Mica Beauchamp was positive for MARIJUANA (see DHRC rule 5.1.8.5.2). Mica Beauchamp is also responsible for the cost of the failed test ($30.00)
Name: MICHAEL ROSSI Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-007-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Considering mitigating circumstances, driver Michael Rossi is issued a $200.00 fine for failing the Breathalyzer test (0.004) on 1-10-19 at Dover Downs (see DHRC rule 5.1.8.2.6). Breathalyzer Test showing a reading of more than 0.02 percent of alcohol is considered a positive test. All fines are due within 10 days of written rule.
Name: FRANK X LUCARELLI Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP082 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing, and having waived that right, Owner/Trainer Frank Lucarelli (ADG #11954), is hereby given an official warning following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood sample #E298588 taken from the horse "WASATCH WONDER" first place finisher of the fourth race on December 29, 2018, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class V foreign substance OMEPRAZOLE (82.5 +/- 1.7 ng/mL).

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

Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 18MDH72 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/3/2019 Suspension End: 1/6/2019
Ruling Text: David Miller is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days January 3, 2019 through and inclusding January 5, 2019.

Mr. D. Miller did drive in a careless manner by changing course in the stretch without clearence, crowding and putting a wheel under #10 CHEESE MELT, causing the driver of #10 CHEESE MELT to take up and change his course in order to avoid contact, while driving #1 NIHILATED TRUTH.

#1 NIHILATED TRUTH finished 3rd, was disqualified and placed 7th.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.6 1, 2, 5, 8, 10

Name: ERIC LAWRENCE ABBATIELLO Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: David Miller is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days January 3, 2019 through and inclusding January 5, 2019.

Mr. D. Miller did drive in a careless manner by changing course in the stretch without clearence, crowding and putting a wheel under #10 CHEESE MELT, causing the driver of #10 CHEESE MELT to take up and change his course in order to avoid contact, while driving #1 NIHILATED TRUTH.

#1 NIHILATED TRUTH finished 3rd, was disqualified and placed 7th.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.6 1, 2, 5, 8, 10

Name: JULIUS S CZERMANN Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Julius Czermann, Jr. was the programmed trainer of the horse McCITO when it competed in the 4th race on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

The horse, McCITO, finished 1st in the 4th race on Saturday, December 8, 2018 and as result, was required to submit blood and urine samples for analysis.

The urine sample collected from the horse McCITO on Saturday, December 8, 2018 identified the presence of the prohibited substance Isoxuprine.

The presence Isoxuprine in the horse McCITO is in direct violation of the New Jersey Racing Commission rule N.J.A.C.13:71-23.1.

Consistent with N.J.A.C.13:71-23.7, the horse McCITO is hereby disqualified from sharing in the purse from the 4th race on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The purse is hereby ordered to be redistributed among the remaining finishers.

As the programmed trainer, Mr. Czermann: Is the absolute insurer of and responsible for the condition of the horse within his care and custody; Shall not enter or start a horse that has in its body any drug or substance foreign to the natural horse;

Has the duty to be familiar with medication rules of the Commission and with any drug or substance foreign to the natural horse administered to said horse at his direction or while in his care and custody;

Is obligated to protect and guard the horse against administration of any drug or substance foreign to the natural horse.

As a result of the positive post-race urinalysis, Julius Czermann, Jr. is in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-26.6(a)(b)(c)(d) and as such, Mr. Czermann, Jr. is fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.

Name: JAMES MAROHN Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH3 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/19/2019
Ruling Text: Jim Marohn, Jr. is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three days, January 16, 2019 through and including January 18, 2019.

While driving #1 JUST FOR YOU, in the 6th race on Friday, January 4, 2019, Mr. Marohn did drive in careless manner, changing course in the stretch without clearence, striking the front leg of #4 CHELSEES A WINNER, causing the driver of #4 CHELSEES A WINNER to take hold of his horse and move wide.

Mr. Marohns actions are in violation of N.J.A.C. rule 13:71-20.6(a)1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10.

#1 JUST FOR YOU finished 2nd, placed 9th.

Name: CARL S TIRELLA Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 19MDH4 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Tirella is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

Failure to name a proper driver by the prescribed time for #9 QUALITY BUD in the 9th race on Saturday, January 12, 2019 resulting a late driver change.

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-16.9

Name: MICHAEL W JESTER Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 18MON53 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having failed to comply with New Jersey Racing Commission license procedures, Owner Michael Jester is hereby declared ineligibe for licensing in the State of New Jersey pending completion of his 2018 application.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-4.1(a, b) Person required to have licenses

Name: DIANE LOUISE CHECK Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 18MON55 Ruling Type: Completed Licensing Procedures
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 11/27/2018
Ruling Text: Having complied with New Jersey Racing Commission license procedures, Owner Diane Check is restored to good standings in the State of New Jersey.

Reference ruling:18MON54

Name: MICHAEL VINCENT PINO Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 19MON1 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/4/2019 Suspension End: 5/19/2019
Ruling Text: By Ruling 18MON52 the Board of Stewards at Monmouth Park found trainer Michael V. Pino in violation of N.J.A.C. rules 13:70-14A.6 (Trainers), 13:70-14A.9f (3) in part-Administration of non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs, and 13:70-20.7 (Trainers Responsibility) in connection with the presence of both Phenylbutazone and Flunixin in the sample taken from the horse "RAVISH" who finished 3rd in the eighth race on August 12, 2018 at Monmouth Park.

Trainer Pino was issued a five hundred ($500.00) dollar fine and fifteen day suspension to be served at the start of the 2019 New Jersey Thoroughbred season, to be determined.

Therefore Trainer Michael V. Pino is ordered to serve his fifteen suspension May 4, 2019 through and including May 18, 2019. During the term of his suspension Mr. Pino is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes.

Related Ruling: 18MON52

Name: RAYMOND ANDREW BURT Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Trenton
Ruling Number: 19TRH2 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On or about September 28, 2018, Raymond Burt applied for a standardbred trainer and owner license. The State Steward did not recommend him for licensure. The New Jersey Racing Commission conducted an informal hearing with Raymond Burt on November 20, 2018 and the Commission determined that Raymond Burt had failed to meet his burden of establishing his qualification for licensure in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:71-7.7, 7.27 and 7.31.

Therefore, for the reasons set forth in the Commission's letter dated January 16, 2019, the application of Raymond Burt for licensure in New Jersey as a standardbred trainer and owner is hereby denied.

Raymond Burt is denied access to all grounds that are under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes except for those areas of racetracks that are open to the public.

Name: STEVE H SCHMIDT Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP083 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/15/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Steven Schmidt (ADG #15041) is hereby summarily suspended and denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department Of Gaming pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM to answer charges of actions that call into question the best interest of racing, and the safety, welfare, economy, health and peace of the people of the state as well (refused field drug test as ordered by the Board of Stewards on January 15, 2019).

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(76); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-108(A)

Name: TRUDY ANN HEATH Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP084 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having failed to appear, Groom Trudy Heath (ADG# 24167) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00), for falsification of your license by failing to disclose her criminal record.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by January 26, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning January 27, 2019, through and inclusive of July 26, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied. The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with:

A.A.C. R-19-2-106(B)(C); A.A.C. R-19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-104(B); A.R.S. 5-108(A);

Name: ANTHONY WAYNE BAER Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP085 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having failed to appear, Groom Anthony Wayne Baer (ADG# 24165) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00), for falsification of your license by failing to disclose his criminal record.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by January 26, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning January 27, 2019, through and inclusive of July 26, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied. The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with:

A.A.C. R-19-2-106(B)(C); A.A.C. R-19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-104(B); A.R.S. 5-108(A);

Name: ROBERT ALBINO RIVERA Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-21 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Robert Rivera; having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on January 13, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276511 taken from the 5th place finisherEndwi” following the 8th race, on July 15, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 92.3 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed at 90 +/- 16 pg/ml in the blood. Gary L. Roybal is the owner of record for horse “Endwi

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

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

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

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

Name: PABLO HERNANDEZ NEVAREZ Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-22 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Pablo Nevarez-Hernandez was duly notified failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample #E290725. The test sample was taken from the Second place finisher Jess Dashn” following the 3rd race on November 3, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 17.6 +/- 2.3 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed (13 +/- 2.6 pg/ml) by Trainer Andres Gonzalez.

Andres Gonzalez, the trainer of record for horse “Jess Dashin”, was duly notified and appeared for his hearing on January 13, 2019.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Owner Pablo Nevarez-Hernandez FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period . For Pablo Nevarez-Hernandez FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

        1. The horse “Jess Dashn” is hereby disqualified from Second Place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on November 3, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Wonderboy
                                2. Lady Version
                                3. Pursuit of Duty
                                4. Baebaeskid
                                5. Gimmie a Reason
                                6. Beer Hunter
                                7. Seemerock
                                8. The Little Bit
                                9. Es Hearts Delight
Unplaced “Jess Dashn

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) Redistribution of Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.”

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

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

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

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

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

Name: GARY ROYBAL Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Gary L. Roybal was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample #E276511. The test sample was taken from the fifth place finisher Endwi” following the 8th race on July 15, 2018, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 92.3 +/- 3.1 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed (90 +/- 16 pg/ml in the blood) by Trainer Robert Rivera.

Robert Rivera, the trainer of record for horse “Endwi”, was duly notified and appeared for his hearing on January 13, 2019.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Owner Gary L. Roybal’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period . For Gary L. Roybal’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

        1. The horse “Endwi” is hereby disqualified from Fifth Place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on July 15, 2018, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Nusret
                                2. Causeway Runner
                                3. Says Me
                                4. Gee Whiz Who
Unplaced “Endwi

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) Redistribution of Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.”

Name: SALVADOR FLORES Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23236 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Respect the Corona in the 5th race on January 14, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JACOBO MEJIA Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23237 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Separate Eye in the 5th race on January 14, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JOSUE HUITRON Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23241 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Jillian R  in the 7th race on January 14, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ROBERT MECHE Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23239 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Naming a rider for his scheduled starter in the seventh race January 14, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, without obtaining a call.
Name: YONI RIGOVERTO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23238 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late with his scheduled starter for pre-race inspection on January 14, 2019 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: JASON ROBERT THOMPSON Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-11 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr Thompson was late for the breath analyzer test for race 4 on 1/9/19. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-22  14-50  14-99
Name: AARON EDWARD MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-12 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #3 Risky Romance in race 12 on 1/12/19 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99
Name: Ryan M Ver Hage Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-13 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Ver Hage made a late driver change on #5 High Flyin Sara in race 13 on 1/12/19. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30  15-99
Name: PAUL R HOLZMAN Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-14 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Holzman was late to the paddock with #5 B Seventeen in race 14 on 1/14/19. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50  14-99
Name: TYE ROBERT LOY Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Urine sample #850675 collected at Northfield Park on 12/8/18 from the horse Dragon Lady Art was found to contain methocarbamol at a concentration of 3.2+-0.5 micrograms per milliliter of urine. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 1.0 microgram per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. All purse money must be returned for redistribution ($5,250.00). O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(10)&(13)  18-02  18-99  17-43
Name: EDWARD M. KONRAD Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-9 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blood sample # 850747 collected at Northfield Park on 12/15/18 from the horse Im Shameless was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 58+-11 nanograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 20 nanograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(1)(a)  18-02  18-99
Name: SIMON ALLARD Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-10 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #7 Jojo In The Sky in race 4 on 1/9/19 he crossed over before the start. O.S.R.C.-3769-16-26  16-99
Name: LANNY DON KEITH Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23235 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Tf Racee Runaway in the 5th race on January 13, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: SAUL OLIVAS-GARCIA Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP080 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/14/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pony Person Saul Olivas-Garcia (ADG #10791) is hereby summarily suspended and denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department Of Gaming pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM to answer charges of actions that call into question the best interest of racing, and the safety, welfare, economy, health and peace of the people of the state as well (failed field drug test).

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(76); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-108(A)

Name: Brandon James O'Bryan Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP081 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on January 14, 2019, Jockey Agent Brandon James O'Bryan (ADG #22254) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failure to honor an engagement in the fifth race on January 16, 2019 at Turf Paradise Race Course.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by January 26, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning January 27, 2019, through and inclusive of July 26, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied. The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-110(L); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: Sahin Civaci Ruling Date: 1/13/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP079 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/19/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Jockey Sahin Civaci (ADG #22432) is hereby suspended three (3) racing days (January 19, January 20, and January 21, 2019, inclusive) for failing to maintain a straight course in the stretch aboard #8 "P T BRUISER" in the sixth race on January 12, 2019, causing interference to outside horses.

This suspension does not preclude Jockey Sahin Civaci from riding in designated races.

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

Name: ORLANDO OROZCO Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23234 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone reported at 2.56ug/ml in post-race blood sample taken from “Stormy Caliente”, winner of race 2, December 13, 2018 at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification trainer Orlando Orozco, declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a formal stewards hearing. The stewards concluded that sample ED42865 contained phenylbutazone above the permitted level.  Trainer Orlando Orozco is fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV or V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23233 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/15/2019 Suspension End: 3/15/2019
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 73.5pg/ml in the post-race urine of sample ED42811 taken from “Mycartelsalady”, winner of race seven, December 5, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Jose Carrizales declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested by a referree laboratory and waived his right to a formal stewards hearing. The stewards concluded that sampled ED42811 contained Clenbuterol an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Jose Carrizales is hereby suspended 60 days January15, 2019 through March 15,  2019 and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Mycartelsalady “is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-18-MOD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/20/2019 Suspension End: 1/26/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-18 - Modified Ruling Jockey, Manuel Estrada, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2019 for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on January 12, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack while aboard “Wahene Version” . (Bore out sharply bumping #7 off stride causing him to lose all action and costing him the opportunity at a better position.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Estrada a suspension of 7 calendar days (January 20, 2019 thru January 26, 2019). Manuel Estrada is allowed to ride designated races.

Licensee is found in violation of and written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) 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)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. 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 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-19-MOD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/22/2019 Suspension End: 1/28/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-19 - Modified Ruling Jockey, Mauro Salcedo, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2019 for careless riding during the running of the 9th race on January 12, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack while aboard “Regardstobrimmington ”. (Bore out sharply shortly after the start interfering with several outside horses.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mauro Salcedo a suspension of 7 calendar days (January 22, 2019 thru January 28, 2019). Mauro Salcedo is allowed to ride designated races.

Licensee is found in violation of and written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) 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)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. 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 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

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

Jesus Sosa is the owner of record for horse “Offended

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

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

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

Name: DICK CAPPELLUCCI Ruling Date: 1/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-17 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: Trainer: DICK CAPPELLUCCI , was duly notified (by security citation) and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and hearing before the board of Stewards on January 12, 2019. The citation is in regard to DICK CAPPELLUCCI 'S conduct in the paddock, at Sunland Park Racetrack on January 11, 2019.

DICK CAPPELLUCCI is hereby fined One Hundred dollars ($100.00) This fine is to be paid on or before Febuary 11, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”

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

Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 1/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/20/2019 Suspension End: 1/26/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey, Manuel Estrada, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2019 for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on January 13, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack while aboard “Wahene Version” . (Bore out sharply bumping #7 off stride causing him to lose all action and costing him the opportunity at a better position.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Estrada a suspension of 7 calendar days (January 20, 2019 thru January 26, 2019). Manuel Estrada is allowed to ride designated races.

Licensee is found in violation of and written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) 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)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. 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 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 1/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-19 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/22/2019 Suspension End: 1/28/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey, Mauro Salcedo, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2019 for careless riding during the running of the 9th race on January 13, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack while aboard “Regardstobrimmington ”. (Bore out sharply shortly after the start interfering with several outside horses.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mauro Salcedo a suspension of 7 calendar days (January 22, 2019 thru January 28, 2019). Mauro Salcedo is allowed to ride designated races.

Licensee is found in violation of and written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) 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)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. 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 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: MARTIN AURELIO PEDROZA Ruling Date: 1/13/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SA-23 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey MARTIN PEDROZA is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (b)(2) (Use of Whips - misuse during post parade) before the running of the fifth race at Santa Anita Park on January 12, 2019.
Name: MICHAEL W MCCARTHY Ruling Date: 1/12/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SA-21 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer MIKE MCCARTHY, who was not present to saddle NOBLE CONTESSA in the third race on January 11, 2019, at Santa Anita Park is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1692 (Requirements for Horse, Trainer and Jockey).

Name: EDGAR EDUARDO ALVAREZ PAYERAS Ruling Date: 1/12/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SA-022 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey EDGAR PAYERAS who rode DERBY TREASURE in the first race at Santa Anita Park on January 11, 2019 is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (b)(4) (Use of Riding Crop –– when the horse has obtained its maximum placing).
Name: SKYLAR R SPANABEL Ruling Date: 1/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 194002 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/15/2019 Suspension End: 3/22/2019
Ruling Text: APPRENTICE JOCKEY SKYLER SPANABEL IS HEREBY SUSPENDED THREE RACING DAYS(MARCH 15,16 AND MARCH 22, 2019) FOR ALLOWING HER MOUNT "KISSEDTHEGIRLS" TO INTERFERE WITH ANOTHER HORSE(INTRYSTING) IN THE VICINITY OF THE 1/16 POLE IN THE 2ND RACE AT HAWTHORNE RACECOURSE ON 5 JANUARY 2019, WHICH RESULTED IN A DISQUALIFICATION. IRB RULE 1416.5 A) B)
Name: EDGAR ALEXANDER PEREZ Ruling Date: 1/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 194003 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/15/2019 Suspension End: 3/22/2019
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDGAR PEREZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED 3 RACING DAYS(MARCH 15, 16 AND MARCH 22, 2019) FOR PERMITTING HIS MOUNT "FOO FOO GIRL" TO CROSS IN FRONT OF, AND IMPEDE THE PROGRESS OF ANOTHER HORSE DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 1ST RACE AT HAWTHORNE RACECOURSE ON 11 JANUARY 2019. IRB RULE 1416.5 A) C)
Name: JESUS SOSA Ruling Date: 1/12/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jesus Sosa was duly notified failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on January 12, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample #E276458. The test sample was taken from the Third place finisher Offended” following the 9th race on July 13, 2018, at The Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 18.4±-3.1 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined due to non payment by Trainer Salvador R. Soto.

Salvador R. Soto, the trainer of record for horse “Offended”, were duly notified and waived his right to a hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Owner Jesus Sosa’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period . For Jesus Sosa’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. The horse “Offended” is hereby disqualified from Third Place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on July 13, 2018, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Msferrari Edition
                2. Atlas Sparks
                3. My Moon Crest
                4. Pancho Villa
                5. Streakaway Star
                6. Fiesta Corona
                7. Catch This Train
                8. Just Chic It
                9. Thefame Ofthe Kid
Unplaced “Offended

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) Redistribution of Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: Jose Luis Sanchez Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23231 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2019 Suspension End: 6/13/2019
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 129.5pg/ml in the post-race urine of sample ED42902  taken from “Wii B”, second finisher of race eight, December 15, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Jose L. Sanchez III declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested by a referree laboratory and waived his right to a formal stewards hearing. The stewards concluded that sampled ED42902 contained Clenbuterol, second offence, an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Jose L. Sanchez III  is hereby suspended 120 days February 14, 2019 through June 13,  2019 consecutive to ruling 23166, and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Wii B “is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: GARY S MASON Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23232 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone reported at 2.840ug/ml in post-race blood sample taken from “Sheza Hookin Fantasy”, winner of race 2, December 14, 2018 at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification trainer Gary Mason, declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a formal stewards hearing. The stewards concluded that sample ED42878 contained phenylbutazone above the permitted level.  Trainer Gary Mason is fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV or V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: JOE SHARP Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23230 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:
Failure to have his scheduled starter Foreign Connection tattooed resulting in a late scratch from race 1 on January 10, 2019.
Name: Kristy Gazzier Ruling Date: 1/12/2019
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2019-CT-2 Ruling Type: Warning Letter
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Kristy Gazzier, Permit: #20075 DOB:7 08/31/1993, the official sample #E288596 taken from the runner “Handsome Hunt” who finished first (1st) in the eighth (8th) race on Friday, December 21, 2018, was reported by Industrial Testing Laboratory to contain Ketoprofen above the authorized levels. Specifically, the blood sample contained 25.7 +/-0.3 ng/ml. The Stewards conclude that Ms. Gazzier has violated section(s) 178-1-49.6.a and 178-1-49.4.a.2, which reads: “Controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations as set forth in the Association of Racing Commissioners International Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, Version 3.2, contained in table 178-1F at the end of this rule”. However, the Stewards determine the appropriate penalty on a case by case basis by considering the mitigating/aggravating factors. Based on the above, the penalty on Ms. Gazzier will be a warning with no suspension, fine, or points. You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500
Name: ROGELIO MENDEZ Ruling Date: 1/17/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23229 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Submitted a $175 noncashable check to the LSRC owes $200. ( Check issued by Claudia Miranda)
Name: CLAUDIA ANNEL MIRANDA Ruling Date: 1/17/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23228 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Issued a $175 non cashable check to the LSRC owes $200.
Name: GUSTAVO ARMANDO HERRERA Ruling Date: 1/11/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-13 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 Gustavo Herrera was summoned and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 11, 2019. The hearing was in regards to Gustavo Herrera failing to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane, (drifted in under a right handed whip at the top of lane), in the 4th race on January 4, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines, Gustavo Herrera, in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before February 10, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: MARY C CECIL Ruling Date: 1/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 194001 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLIED WITH THE NECESSARY LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMITTED APPLICATION AND FINGERPRINTS) THE LICENSE OF OWNER MARY CECIL IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. IRB RULE 502.10
Name: JAVIER JOSE SIERRA Ruling Date: 1/11/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SA-17 Ruling Type: Failure to Have Horse Properly Shod
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer JAVIER SIERRA, who started the horse WAR MOCCASIN in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on January 10, 2019 is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1853 (Examination Required – improperly shod).
Name: RUBEN FUENTES Ruling Date: 1/11/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SA-18 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey RUBEN FUENTES, is fined THREE hundred dollars ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688(b)(1) (Use of Riding Crop – striking on the nose), during the fifth race at Santa Anita Park on January 10, 2019.
Name: ADAN PEREZ FUENTES Ruling Date: 1/11/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SA-19 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 ADAN FUENTES is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1437 (Conditions of a Race Meeting – jogging in front of starting gate when not permitted) on January 8, 2019.
Name: JASON CALAWAY GREEN Ruling Date: 1/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-006-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/10/2019 Suspension End: 2/8/2019
Ruling Text: Mr. Jason Green had a Judge's hearing on 1/10/19 at Dover Downs. Mr. Green is now under full Suspension for 30 days beginning 1/10/19 to and including 2/8/19 for failing a human drug test. Mr Green was positive for OXYCONDONE. DHRC rule 5.1.8.5.2. Mr. Green is responsible for the cost of the failed test $30.00.
Name: BRANDON M MENARD Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23227 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/9/2019 Suspension End: 4/8/2019
Ruling Text:
Suspended 90 days and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission for failure to submit a urine sample when ordered by the State Steward. Reinstatement is contingent upon an evaluation by a commission approved drug evaluator and after providing a negative urine report.
Name: Diane Lorraine Perkins Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23226 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, in Louisiana, pending completion of 2019 owner license requirements. (Temporary owner license expired 1/6/2019).
Name: LOUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 1/9/2019
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2019-CT-1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Luis Batista Permit; #20046 DOB (05/07/1990) is hereby fined $500.00 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS), for violation of Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-45.7.c.1, which reads: “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” Jockey Luis Batista let his mount #4 Allen’s Castle drift in while not clear causing interference to #8 Prince of Windsor near the quarter pole in the Seventh (7th) Race, Friday January 4, 2019. Jockey Batista’s mount Allen’s Castle was disqualified from Second (2nd) and placed Fourth (4th). All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: SALVADOR FLORES Ruling Date: 1/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23223 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Erroneously caused Lasix to be administered to his scheduled starte,r Respect the Corona, resulting in a late scratch from race 1 January 7, 2019 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: MIGUEL DELAGARZA RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23222 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2019 Suspension End: 6/13/2019
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 102pg/ml in the post-race urine of sample ED42668 taken from “Corona Prize”, winner of race eleven, November 16, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Miguel Rodriguez declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a formal stewards hearing. The stewards concluded that sampled ED42668 contained Clenbuterol and this is a second offence of an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Miguel Rodriguez is hereby suspended 120 days February 14, 2019 through June 13,  2019, to run concecutive to ruling 23161, and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Corona Prize “is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.  
Name: ISIDRO FLORES Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23224 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/7/2019 Suspension End: 3/7/2019
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 409pg/ml in the post-race urine of sample ED42632 taken from “Kates Game”, winner of race eight, November 14, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Isidro Flores declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a formal stewards hearing. The stewards concluded that sampled ED42632 contained Clenbuterol and this is  an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Isidro Flores is hereby suspended 60 days January 7, 2019,  through March 7,  2019 and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Kates Game“ is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23219 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/27/2019 Suspension End: 7/4/2019
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 230pg/ml in the post-race urine of sample ED42725 taken from “Gottakeeplovin”, second finisher of race six November 23, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Eduardo Morales waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested. The stewards concluded that sample ED42725 contained Clenbuterol and this is a second ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Eduardo Morales is hereby suspended 120 days February 27, 2019, through July 4, 2019 to run consecutive to ruling 23214, and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Gottakeeplovin “ is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: ROSS M DAVIS Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23220 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:
30 Day Open Claim License was withdrawn upon expiration on December 29, 2018.
Name: ROBIN ALLEN HYBSHA Ruling Date: 1/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-6-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/6/2019 Suspension End: 3/6/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-6 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer R. Allen Hybsha was duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on January 12, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Labratory (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the controlled substance and prohibited drug Class 3 Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E291356 taken from the second place finisher (trained by R. Allen Hybsha), “Ms Haulin Chic”, in the 2nd race on December 12, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack. Haullin Assets Racing, is the owner of record for horse “Ms Haulin Chic”.

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

    1. A 60day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 6, 2019, through March 6, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A (1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 11, 2019 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j), the Board of Stewards hereby refer R. Allen Hybsha to the New Mexico Racing Commission for further action if deemed appropriate

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ROBIN ALLEN HYBSHA Ruling Date: 1/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/6/2019 Suspension End: 3/6/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, R. Allen Hybsha, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, January 6, 2019 pending the outcome of his hearing on January 15, 2019, at 8:45 a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E291356 taken from the second place finisher (trained by R. Allen Hybsha), “Ms Haulin Chic”, in the 2nd race on December 12, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: ANTHONY F MONTOYA Ruling Date: 1/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-7 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: Trainer Anthony Montoya, was duly notified, and waived his rights to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 4, 2019, for failing to bring a water bucket to the test barn for entry “Spiritonthemountain” following the 7th race on January 4, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Anthony Montoya in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before February 5, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.2.8 (O)(2) Test Barn The test barn must be equipped with a walk ring that is large enough to accommodate 10 horses; at least three enclosed stalls that permit observation of the collection process and provide for the protection of collection personnel; facilities and equipment for the collection, identification and storage of samples; a wash rack that is large enough to accommodate three horses at the same time; hot and cold running water; clean water buckets supplied by the trainer for each horse. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: Alex DeBeauville Ruling Date: 1/17/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23217 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 his scheduled starter, “Ch Bern,” from race 10, January 4, at Delta Downs.
Name: ALEXANDER CASTILLO Ruling Date: 1/17/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23218 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late reporting to the Jockey's Room.
Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23215 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/6/2019 Suspension End: 3/6/2019
Ruling Text:
Stanozolol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 642pg/ml in the post-race plasma of sample ED42643 taken from “Struttinmyjewelsoff”, winner of race six, November 15, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Jesus Garrido declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a formal stewards hearing.  The stewards concluded that sampled ED42643 contained Stanozolol and this is an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Jesus is  hereby suspended 60 days January 6, 2019 through March 6, 2019 and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Struttinmyjewelsoff “is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23216 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/7/2019 Suspension End: 7/7/2019
Ruling Text:
Stanozolol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 632pg/ml in the post-race plasma of sample ED42778 taken from “First Desert Streak”, second finisher of race 1, November 30, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Jesus Garrido declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a stewards hearing.  The stewards concluded that sampled ED42778 contained Stanozolol and this is an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Jesus Garrido is hereby suspended 120 days March 7, 2019 throughJuly 7, 2019 to run consecutive to ruling 23215 and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “First Desert Streak “is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: DANIEL G LUNA Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23213 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (0.715ug/ml) and Flunixin (6.833ng/ml), reported, in post-race plasma sample taken from “Raise Sweet” second finisher of race 1, on November 29, 2018 at Evangeline Downs. Trainer David Luna declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. The stewards concluded that this sample contained Phenylbutazone and Flunixin above the permitted level. Trainer David Luna fined $500 for a first offence, ordinary violation, in Louisiana, of an ARCI class IV or V drug within a 12 month period.
Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23214 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/29/2018 Suspension End: 2/26/2019
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported, by the Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory of the Louisiana State University, at 261pg/ml in the post-race urine of sample ED42469 taken from “Jt Cruiser”, winner of race seven, October 19, 2018, at Evangeline Downs. Upon notification Trainer Eduardo Morales chose the University of Florida Racing Laboratory to have the split portion of this sample tested. Clenbuterol was confirmed at 222pg/ml +/-30pg/ml. Trainer Eduardo Morales, Jr waived his right a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that sampled ED42469 contained Clenbuterol and this is an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Eduardo Morales is hereby suspended 60 days December 29, 2018 through February 26, 2019 and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Jt Cruiser “is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: JULIO ALEXIS CORREA-ALAMO Ruling Date: 1/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 19001PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511153835 OF JULIO A. CORREA-ALAMO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JASON CALAWAY GREEN Ruling Date: 1/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-003-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jason Green is summarily suspended pending a judge's hearing. Mr Green had a scheduled judge's hearing on 1-2-19. Mr. Gren requested a postponement which was granted by the judges. Mr Green will remain supspended until such hearing is conducted. DHRC rule 10.2.3.1.
Name: FELIX ADRIEL PINERO Ruling Date: 1/2/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 19002PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING AN APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE, THE FREE EXERCISE LICENSE #511156405 OF FELIX A PINERO, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: Murray West Ruling Date: 1/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23203 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, in Louisiana, pending completion of owner license requirements. (Temporary owner license expired 12/29/18).
Name: Murray West Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23203-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 23203 - Restored to Good Standingon 1/9/19; completed permanent license application.
Name: TRACY J HEBERT Ruling Date: 1/1/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-2 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Tracy Hebert was duly notified and responded telephonically for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 1, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Tracy Hebert failing 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 late rider changes for entries on November 25th, 26th and the 27th at Zia Park.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Tracy Hebert in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500). The fine is to be paid on or before January 30, 2019 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(C)(1) 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. 5.2.5.13(C)(3) 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.

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

Name: MICHAEL LEONARD CATALANO Ruling Date: 12/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-182 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 31, 2018                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-182          Trainer, Michael Catalano, Jr. is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for                      
          “Statesboro”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on December 30, 2018,    
           after receiving a fine on (10/25/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are    
                      in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so,      
                      the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JACOB L SMITH Ruling Date: 12/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-180 Ruling Type: Reinstatement With a Conditional License
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: December 30, 2018                            TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#18-180       In the matter of stable employee, Jacob Smith, subject of Stewards Ruling #18-132, dated                   
                      October 10, 2018.
 
                      On December 29, 2018, Jacob Smith appeared before the Stewards upon the request of HCP Coordinator Jessica Hammond, for consideration of reinstatement to good standing. The HCP coordinator provided a completion of program from The Tuerk House drug rehabilitation center. In their evaluation they indicate that Mr. Smith is presently drug free and not a detriment to the best interests of racing. She recommended that he be reinstated to good standing and permitted to return to work subject to the following stipulations:
 
  (1) That Mr. Smith continue in counselling with Mrs. Hammond.
 
 (2) That at the Stewards discretion he submit to drug testing by the HCP Coordinator, the Stewards, or their designated representative.  [COMAR 09.10.03.05.]
.   
 
 In light of the above, the Stewards hereby order that Jacob Smith be reinstated to good standing subject to the above-stated stipulations.
 
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: RODOLFO C ARVIZU Ruling Date: 12/30/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-9 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY RODOLFO ARVIZU IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1872 (FAILURE TO FULFILL JOCKEY AGREEMENT) AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 29, 2018.
Name: JAIRO RANGEL Ruling Date: 12/30/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-10 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/6/2019 Suspension End: 1/11/2019
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JARO RANGEL, WHO RODE "BLANE" IN THE SEVENTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE DECEMBER 29, 2018, IS SUSPENDED TWO (2) RACING DAYS (JANUARY 6TH AND 11 TH , 2019) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM FIRST TO FORTH POSITION. THIS CONSTITUES 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 THIS SUSPENSION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED RACES IN CALIFORNIA.
Name: FELIX LIMON GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/29/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-3 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER FELIX GONZALEZ IS FINED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1845 (AUTHORIZED BLEEDER MEDICATION FAILURE TO HAVE AN ATTENDANT PRESENT FOR LASIX ADMINISTRATION).
Name: JONATHAN ROMAN Ruling Date: 12/29/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-4 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/5/2019 Suspension End: 1/6/2019
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JONATHON ROMAN, WHO RODE "FIRE-Y COLT" IN THE EIGHTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 28, 2018, IS SUSPENDED TWO (2) RACING DAYS (JANUARY 5TH AND 6TH, 2019) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM THIRD TO FOURTH POSITION. THIS CONSTITUES A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES-CARELESS RIDING).
Name: EDDIE GARCIA Ruling Date: 12/29/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-5 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/5/2019 Suspension End: 1/6/2019
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDDIE GARCIA, WHO RODE "FREAKY BUSSINES" IN THE EIGHTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 28, 2018, IS SUSPENDED TWO (2) RACING DAYS (JANUARY 5TH AND 6TH , 2019) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM FOURTH TO FIFTH POSITION. THIS CONSTITUES 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 THIS SUSPENSION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED RACES IN CALIFORNIA.
Name: JUAN PABLO LEON Ruling Date: 12/29/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-6 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JUAN PABLO LEON IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND-SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FIFTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 28, 2018.
Name: SAMUEL DELALUZ MENDEZ Ruling Date: 12/29/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-7 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY SAMUEL MENDEZ IS FINED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND-FIRST OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FIFTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 28, 2018.
Name: JAMES EVERETTE LACKEY Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23200 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The 2019 license issued as an Assistant Trainer to James Lackey is hereby withdrawn, without prejudice, in lieu of issuance of a license as a Trainer.
Name: Donald Ray White Ruling Date: 12/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18208PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER DONALD R. WHITE IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "INDUSTRIAL LOGIC" IN RACE #1 ON DECEMBER 29,2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...DELIVER A HORSE LATE TO THE PADDOCK...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE IS DUE BY JANUARY 10,2019 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 11,2019 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.2214.
Name: CYNTHIA TOMLINSON-KLING Ruling Date: 12/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18207PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. COMMISSION OFFICIAL LICENSE #000954247 OF CYNTHIA THOMLINSON-KLING IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: DEXTER M HADDOCK-CALDERON Ruling Date: 1/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 19005PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/9/2019 Suspension End: 1/13/2019
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY DEXTER HADDOCK IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JANUARY 9, 2019 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JANUARY 13, 2019 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT # 2 NO CONTINGENCY TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO # 6 RICK'S BOY HAVING CAME OUT INTO # 6 RICK'S BOY IN THE STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 3RD IN THE 4TH RACE, DECEMBER 29, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). DEXTER HADDOCK IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MARTEN E WOODHOUSE Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18358PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. ARRIVING EXTREMELY LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE ANGRY PATTY FOR THE 2ND RACE, DECEMBER 28, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 AND DIRECTIVE #1-89 DATED FEB 21, 1989. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and § 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JANUARY 10, 2019. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 20, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JESUS GABRIEL AYALA Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-1 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JESUS AYALA IS FINED ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND- THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE RUNNING OF THE NINTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 16, 2018.
Name: VICTOR MANUEL AVILA Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-2 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM VICTOR AVILA IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES IN THE USE OF MARIJUANA) AND CONTRABAND- MARIJUANA). ADDITIONALLY, VICTOR AVILA IS REQUIRED TO SIGN A TESTING AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD.
Name: MCGWIRE P SOWERS Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 119-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/31/2018 Suspension End: 1/2/2019
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4, "SMILETHEREGOESLYLE," in Race 1, you did take back quickly in front of a field of horses, failing to maintain a proper pace, thus causing confusion and interference among trailing horses. This is a driving suspension only.</div>
Name: MCGWIRE P SOWERS Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 119-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/31/2018 Suspension End: 1/2/2019
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: VINCENT J CAMPOLONG Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 118-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/27/2018 Suspension End: 1/10/2019
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to provide a urine speciman upon request at Monticello Raceway on 12/26/18. Suspended 15 days, from 12/26/18 through 1/10/19. You must submit to a test and provide a clean sample before yiou can participate.</div>
Name: CLAUDIO A GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18359PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE BRIMSTONE (NO SHOW IN PADDOCK), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 5TH RACE, DECEMBER 27, 2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE JANUARY 10, 2019. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 20, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: VALENTIN N MELENCIANO Ruling Date: 12/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18356PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A FREE EXERCISE LICENSE, THE JOCKEY LICENSE #09235778 OF VALENTIN MELENCIANO, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: WESTON M HAMILTON Ruling Date: 12/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18357PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE #511160885 OF WESTON HAMILTON, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: WLADIMIR ROCHA Ruling Date: 12/27/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-99 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: Jockey, Wladimir Rocha Permit #118847 DOB 08/22/1979 is fined Fifty dollars ($50.00) for being in violation of Rule 178-1-45.5b applicable part which reads. Every jockey who is to ride shall report and weigh out at the appointed time, unless excused by the stewards. Jockey Wladimir Rocha failed to make his reported weight in the Seventh race on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.

Name: SHAWN DONNELL WOODSON Ruling Date: 12/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18352PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A TRAINERS LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511159641 OF SHAWN WOODSON, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: VICTOR R CARRASCO Ruling Date: 12/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-178 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/29/2018 Suspension End: 1/2/2019
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 26, 2018                         TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
           Ross R Pearce
           Russell G Derderian  
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#18-178 Jockey, Victor Carrasco, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, December 29, 30 & 31, 2018, for riding the horse “Madame Tiger” in a careless manner in the second race at Laurel Park on December 22, 2018, thereby causing the disqualification of “Madame Tiger” from first to second position.  
 
  However, jockey Carrasco has designated the “Jennings Stake”, to be run at Laurel Park on December 29, 2018. The Stewards have granted his request to ride in the Stakes that day to which he is named on; in as much as jockey Carrasco will serve an additional day of suspension on January 1, 2019.
 [COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA(2)(c)(d).
 
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50 C ]
  
Name: JUAN CARLOS VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-179 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 26, 2018                           TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-179          Trainer, Juan Vazquez is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                        “Wizard of Odds” entered to run in the seventh race at Laurel Park on December 23, 2018,    
           after receiving a warning on (09/30/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: Cathal Anthony Lynch Ruling Date: 12/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-176 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 22, 2018          TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
         Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#18-176 In the matter of trainer Cathal Lynch;
 
 On December 21, 2018, trainer Cathal Lynch appeared before the Stewards to answer charges that he had acted in a way that is not in the best interest of racing. Trainer Lynch appeared in the absence of counsel and waived his right thereto.
 
 At the hearing, the Stewards determined that:
 
 Mr. Lynch did use threatening language to another licensee.
 
 Based upon the above, the Stewards hereby order Cathal Lynch to pay a fine in the amount of five hundred ($500.00). Mr. Lynch is also suspended for a period of fifteen (15) days. This suspension is stayed under the provision, he not be involved in another threatening or physical altercation for the next calendar year.
 
                                                         [COMAR 09.10.01.45,H., 09.10.03 A(9)]
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: RUBEN SILVERA Ruling Date: 12/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 44-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Ruben Silvera is herby fined $250.00 for failure to tend to business in a proper manner. (failure to honor his calls on November 15, 2018 at Aqueduct Racetrack) </div>
Name: ANTHONY YAVE NUNEZ Ruling Date: 1/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 19002PP Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/9/2019 Suspension End: 1/13/2019
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY ANTHONY Y. NUNEZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS, JANUARY 9,2019 THROUGH JANUARY 13,2019 INCLUSIVE, FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT "BLUE SHINE" TO BEAR IN THROUGH THE STRETCH CAUSING INTERFERENCE AND INTIMIDATION IN RACE #8 ON DECEMBER 22,2018 RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 3RD IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). 163.234 CROSSING AND WEAVING. DURING THE RUNNING OF A RACE, WHEN CLEAR, A HORSE MAY BE TAKEN TO ANOTHER PART OF THE COURSE BUT A HORSE MAY NOT CROSS OR WEAVE IN FRONT OF OTHER HORSES IN SUCH A WAY THAT WOULD IMPEDE THEM OR CONSTITUTE OR CAUSE INTERFERENCE OR INTIMIDATION. 163.235 JOSTLING. A HORSE OR JOCKEY MAY NOT WILLFULLY JOSTLE ANOTHER HORSE. 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER
Name: JOSE FRANCI ROJAS SANTOS Ruling Date: 12/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18360PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/8/2019 Suspension End: 1/14/2019
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY JOSE ROJAS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JANUARY 8, 2019 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JANUARY 14, 2019 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #6MUNNINGSFORNOTHING TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #8 PAINTED CLOWN HAVING CAME OVER INTO #8 PAINTED CLOWN IN THE STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 3RD POSITION TO 4TH IN THE 7TH RACE, DECEMBER 22, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). JOSE ROJAS IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RICKY ALAN BUCCI Ruling Date: 12/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 18MDH71 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Bucci is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

Failure to name a proper driver by the prescribed time for #7 MORE DRAGON in the 10th race on Friday, December 14, 2018 resulting a late driver change.

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-16.9

Name: NICHOLAS R DILODOVICO Ruling Date: 12/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-175 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     December 21, 2018            TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS:   Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
#18-175 In the matter of the Nicholas Dilodovico regarding the Stewards decision, Ruling # 18-174.
 
On December 14, 2018, Trainer Nicholas Dilodovico filed an appeal with the Maryland Racing Commission.
 
As a result of that appeal, Nicholas Dilodovico is permitted to be licensed until the matter has been settled by the Maryland Racing Commission:
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: STEVEN CLARK WISEMAN Ruling Date: 12/21/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2019-CTE-7 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER STEVE WISEMAN, WHO DROVE #1 "NUTMEGS DESIRE" IN THE FIRST RACE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 2018, IS HEREBY FTNED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1734 (WHIPPING-ALLOWING THE HAND HOLDING THE WHIP TO REACH BEHIND THE DRIVER DURING THE USE OF THE WHIP). FIRST OFFENSE IN LAST SIXTY (60) DAYS.
Name: victor rodriguez Ruling Date: 12/20/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-97 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/26/2018 Suspension End: 12/28/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Victor Rodriguez, Permit #20014; DOB 07/12/1987; is suspended for Three racing days as follows: Wednesday December 26, Thursday December 27 and Friday December 28, 2018. Jockey Rodriguez is in violation of Rule of Racing #178-1-45.7.b.1, which reads: “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his or her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horses in the race.” Jockey Rodriguez let his mount, Scythe drift in leaving the chute and down the back side, causing Fairweather Friend and Indian Sound to take up sharply to avoid clipping heels in the Seventh Race on Saturday December 15, 2018, All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: JOSEPH JOHN PARKER Ruling Date: 12/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18347PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/20/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. OWNER JOSEPH JOHN PARKER IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). SUBJECT'S OWNERS LICENSE HEREBY REVOKED FOR REFUSING TO BE INTERVIEWED AND PROVIDING DISPOSITION DOCUMENTS OF CRIMINAL CHARGES. FINE DUE JANUARY 2, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: STACY SIMONE HILL Ruling Date: 12/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-100 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/31/2019
Ruling Text:
A report from Industrial Laboratories states “Salvy Splash” who finished first in the fifth race on September 28, 2018 tested positive for Altrenogest in blood sampleE293769.
 
Texas A & M laboratories confirmed the presence of Altrenogest in blood sample E293769.     
 
Having waived her right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Owner/Trainer Stacy Hill is hereby fined one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) and suspends Owner/Trainer Hill’s IRGC occupational licenses for fifteen (15) days beginning the first day of Prairie Meadows 2019 Live Quarter Horse meet.  Further, the Board hereby disqualifies “Salvy Splash” from his first place finish in the fifth race on September 28, 2018, and orders all monies earned by “Salvy Splash” in said race redistributed accordingly.  Further, “Salvy Splash” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian’s List and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.  The Board notes “Salvy Splash” was placed on the Veterinarian’s list and has since been removed.     
Name: WILLIAM GERALD WYATT Ruling Date: 12/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-058-18 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer William Wyatt is fined $100.00 for a late driver change on ALL CHAMPY in the 10th race at Dover Downs. DHRC rule: 5.3.3.17. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written ruling.
Name: GEORGE ANTHROP Ruling Date: 12/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 117-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record for #8, "DOCS ZIPPY," in race 9, you changed driver after program time.</div>
Name: WILLIAM P MANN Ruling Date: 12/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 116-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 350 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to honor your declaration, Race 3, #5, "FOX VALLEY BAILEY," at Monticello Raceway on 12/10/18.</div>
Name: JERALD M FERRIS Ruling Date: 12/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18203PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. TRAINER LICENSE #05214448 OF JERALD M. FERRIS IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: BLANDINE M STEENSON Ruling Date: 12/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18204PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A FREE PONY LICENSE, THE VENDOR LICENSE #89124768 OF BLANDINE M. STEENSON IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: TYLER D GIBBS Ruling Date: 12/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP069 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/18/2018 Suspension End: 6/26/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing, and having failed to appear on December 17, 2018, Owner/Trainer Tyler Don Gibbs (ADG #20334), is hereby fined TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO THOUSAND AND ONE HUNDRED ($2,100.00) and suspended FORTY FIVE (45) calendar days (December 18, 2018, through Febuary 1, 2019 inclusive) following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood and urine sample #E298265 taken from the horse "JESS ECHESON" second place (2nd) of the SECOND race on November 18, 2018, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance STANOZOLOL confirmed in blood (346 +/- 13 pg/mL). The horse "JESS ECHESON" second place finisher (2nd) of the second race on November 18, 2018, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows:

1st #2 IM ROCKET MAN 5th #5 REDNECK WOMEN

2nd #3 AHS BLUE BOY 6th #4 WL BIG TASTY

3rd #6 CAPTAIN MAZURK 7th #8 CHAMACA MOON

4th #7 FADOWNDASHFORTUNE

The horsemen's bookkeeper is directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 27, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 28, 2018 through and inclusive of June 26, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Tyler Don Gibbs is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division. All horses owned and/or trained by the respondent are hereby denied entry for racing pending sale and/or transfer approved by the Board of Stewards.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C).; A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(B)(1); A.A.C. R19-2-120.C(1)(2)(3)(6); A.A.C. R19-2-120(D)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-120(O)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2)(3)(6

Name: TYLER D GIBBS Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP069-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/18/2018 Suspension End: 6/26/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 18-19TP069 - Failure to Comply - failed to pay fine by 12/27/18 so suspension is extended to 06/26/2019.
Name: ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 12/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-283 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Enrique P Gomez, was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 12, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “Victim Of Love”, which resulted in his mounted being disqualified from 1st place to 2nd place in the 1st race on December 11, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Enrique P Gomez, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before January 12, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: WILLIAM T MULLIN Ruling Date: 12/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 162-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to designate a trainer in your absence when racing on 12/16/18 Race 7 horse #6 (Casino Cutie IT)</div>
Name: ERVIN M MILLER Ruling Date: 12/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 160-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You did change your driver after programming time on 12/16/18 for Race 7 Horse #3 (Muscles On Fire)</div>
Name: REYLUIS a GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 12/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 43-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Reluis A. Gutierrez is hereby fined $1500.00 for careless riding during the running of the 6th race at Aqueduct Racetrack on December 14, 2018. (failure to maintain a straight course and allowing his mount to drift out inside the 1/16 pole without proper clearance) This after having been previously warned.</div>
Name: RONALD L CUSHING Ruling Date: 12/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 161-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You did kick your horse in the stretch while driving #5 (Kenrick N) in Race 1.</div>
Name: KYLE ANDERSON Ruling Date: 12/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18205PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. APPRENTICE JOCKEY KYLE ANDERSON IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR REPORTING HIS INCORRECT WEIGHT TO THE CLERK OF THE SCALES ON DECEMBER 15,2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. 163.178 REPORTING BEFORE RACE. A JOCKEY WHO IS ENGAGED TO RIDE IN A RACE SHALL REPORT TO THE SCALE ROOM ON THE DAY OF THE RACE AT THE TIME REQUIRED BY THE OFFICIALS. A JOCKEY SHALL THEN REPORT HIS ENGAGEMENTS AND OVERWEIGHT, IF ANY, TO THE CLERK OF THE SCALES, AND THEREAFTER, EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE STEWARDS, MAY NOT LEAVE THE JOCKEY ROOM, EXCEPT TO VIEW THE RACES FROM A POINT APPROVED BY THE STEWARDS OR TO RIDE IN A RACE, UNTIL ALL OF HIS ENGAGEMENTS OF THE DAY HAVE BEEN FULFILLED. FINE IS DUE BY DECEMBER 29,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 30,2018 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN 10 DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: SUSAN E SNYDER Ruling Date: 12/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18348PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation). BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO A RACING OFFICIAL IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES, DECEMBER 16 , 2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.2, 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.2: A person may not use improper, profane or indecent language to a racing official. SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 31 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 10 , 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOHN CARLOS BERRIOS LOPEZ Ruling Date: 12/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18349PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO REPORT YOUR CORRECT WEIGHT FOR THE 2ND, 4TH, AND 6TH RACES, DECEMBER 15 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. SECTION 163.178 which reads in part: A jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the scale room on the day of the race at the time required by the Officials. A jockey shall then report his engagements and overweight, if any, to the clerk of the scales. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($150.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 31 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 10, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOSE FRANCI ROJAS SANTOS Ruling Date: 12/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18353PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/3/2019 Suspension End: 1/7/2019
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY JOSE ROJAS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JANUARY 3, 2019 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JANUARY 7, 2019 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT # 3 BENNY JR. TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #2 FIREY GIZMO & #1 FREE AGENT HAVING CAME OVER INTO #2 FIREY GIZMO & #1 FREE AGENT NEAR 5/8 POLE IN THE 5TH RACE, DECEMBER 15, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). JOSE ROJAS IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CARLOS D CAMILO Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18202PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE JOCKEY LICENSE #3511159330 OF CARLOS D. CAMILO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: BRIAN M CROSS Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 132-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (Mystical Somolli) on 12/9/18, you broke the inside limits of the course in the 1st turn.</div>
Name: WESLEY J MILLER Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 133-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You warmed up the horse (Back The Bank) that raced in the 10th race on 12/12/18 through the 8th race post parade.  Horses called for a race have the exclusive right to the course.</div>
Name: JAMES M WEIDMAN Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 131-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed the driver for #7 (Electraluck) that raced on 11/15/18, after programming time.</div>
Name: RICHARD SCOTT SILVERMAN Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 129-2018INTL Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>The horse (Prince Of Minto) that you as the trainer of record for and was entered by you, raced on 11/11/18.  You failed to designate an eligible trainer in your absence for that particular race.  In addition to that, your employee, Megan Reynolds, entered and raced the horse (JS Trotting Bob) as the trainer of record , in the same race.  There was no indication on either declaration indicating the employer/employee relationship.  Having those horses race in the same race, under the circumstances, constitutes conduct detrimental to the best interests of racing.  Future violations of this nature can result in additional and/or increased penalty(s). </div>
Name: Megan E reynolds Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 130-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>The horse (JS Trotting Bob), that you were the trainer of record for and that was entered by you, raced on 11/11/18.  Your employer Richard Silverman, entered and raced the horse (Prince Of Minto) that he was the trainer of record for, in the same race.  There was no indication on either declaration indicating the employer/employee relationship.  Having those horses race in the same race, under the circumstances, constitutes conduct detrimental to the best interests of racing.  Having appeared telephonically before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your fine of $500.00 is reduced to $250.00.  Future violations of this nature can result in additional and/or increased penalty(s). </div>
Name: Megan E reynolds Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 130-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JOSE CORRALES Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   December 14, 2018                                                  TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
                       Ross R Pearce
                     Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-173 On October 26, 2018, the Stewards received notice from the Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #27017, dated October 13, 2018, contained the drug levamisole which is not on the approved list of Controlled Therapeutic Substances for the Maryland Racing Commission. The Stewards established that urine sample #27017 was taken from the horse “Empire Panther”, owned by Ejetero, LLC and trained by Jose Corrales, following the running of the seventh race at Laurel Park on October 13, 2018. The Stewards notified Mr. Corrales that: (1) the presence of levamisole in the system of “Empire Panther” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) He had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) He had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
                    Mr. Corrales did exercise his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)
Upon receiving conformation from Industrial Laboratories that levamisole was present in sample #27017 at a concentration of 2.3 ng/ml, the Stewards set a hearing regarding this result.
 
A hearing was held on December 14, 2018. Mr. Corrales waived his right to legal counsel.
 
Based upon the evidence presented before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Empire Panther” did carry levamisole  in its system when it finished second in the seventh race at Laurel Park on October 13, 2018, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Jose Corrales, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Empire Panther” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F) ;
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed and                                                                                                                                                                                   
(4)  An individual found to have violated these Regulations may be subject to a fine issued by the Stewards of up to $2,500 and a suspension of any license issued by the Maryland Racing Commission of up to 360 days. COMAR 09.10.03.02, Section A.
                        The Stewards hereby order that:
 
      1.  Because of mitigating circumstances, Trainer Jose Corrales not be fined or suspended.
      2.  Mr. Corrales not be accessed any MMV points
      3. The horse “Empire Panther”, be disqualified from the seventh race on October 13, 2018 at Laurel   
Park.  
                    (4)  The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance                         
             with the following order:
 
                                                                   OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
 
               1st  Perfect Exchange
               2nd Shake D Moon
               3rd That’sthewaytodoit
               4th Broadway Trouper
               5th Nomocats
               5th Hainted
               7th Found a Princess
 
                Empire Panther- unplaced
    
Name: NICHOLAS R DILODOVICO Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-174 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: December 14, 2018                                 TRACK:  Laurel Park
        
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                       Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian  
 
RULINGS:
#18-174    In the matter of Trainer, Nicholas Dilodovico:  On November 30, 2018 Mr. Dilodovico was requested to
                  deliver a  urine sample by the MRC Investigators. The specimen he rendered tested positive for marijuana.
                                 COMAR 09.10.03.05 A(1)(a)(i).  
 
  
                      A hearing was held on December 14, 2018. Mr. Dilodovico appeared in the absence of counsel and waived his right thereto. Based upon the testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, the Stewards found Nicholas Dilodovico in violation of COMAR 09.10.03.05 Drug Prohibition-Humans. This is Mr. Dilodovicos’ second offence for marijuana.
 
 Accordingly, the Stewards hereby order:
 
           For an individual’s second violation under this regulation, the individual shall be suspended for an indefinite period and may apply for reinstatement only in the discretion of the Commission following completion of a certified drug rehabilitation program approved by the Commission.                                                                                                                        
                                 
                                    [COMAR 09.10.03.05 G]
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: RICHARD SCOTT SILVERMAN Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 129-2018ASUB Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: RICHARD SCOTT SILVERMAN Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 129-2018ASUB Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: Derrick Anthony Parram Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-172 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 13, 2018                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-172          Trainer, Derrick A. Parram is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for                      
          “Brooklyn Sardy”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on December 8, 2018,    
           after receiving a fine on (11/24/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are    
                      in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so,      
                      the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: MARTIN SOLIS Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18346PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. ARRIVING LATE TO THE JOCKS ROOM FOR THE 4TH RACE, DECEMBER 13 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. SECTION 163.178 which reads in part: A jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the scale room on the day of the race at the time required by the Officials. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS , 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Kelvin Morales Cruz Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-90 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey, Kelvin O. Morales-Cruz Permit; #16923, DOB 4/10/1997 is hereby fined $500.00 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS), for violation of Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-45.7.c.1, which reads: “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” Jockey Kelvin O. Morales-Cruz let his mount “Jet Crossing” drift inward and caused interference to “Approving Sonde” nearing the sixteenth pole in the Second Race, December 8, 2018. Jockey Morales-Cruz’s mount “Jet Crossing” was disqualified from First (1st) and placed Second (2nd). All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
Name: CHRISTIAN HIRALDO Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-91 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Christian Hiraldo, Permit #20081; DOB 08/16/1992 is hereby fined ($50.00) Fifty Dollars for violating W.V. Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-28.3.a, which reads, “A jockey shall give a best effort during a race, and each horse shall be ridden to win. A jockey shall not ease up on or coast to the finish, without reasonable cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money.” Jockey Hiraldo stood up on his mount prematurely before the wire, during the running the Eighth race on Wednesday December 12, 2018. All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: victor rodriguez Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-92 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Victor Rodriguez, Permit #20014; DOB 07/12/1981 is hereby fined ($50.00) Fifty Dollars for violating W.V. Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-28.3.a, which reads, “A jockey shall give a best effort during a race, and each horse shall be ridden to win. A jockey shall not ease up on or coast to the finish, without reasonable cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money.” Jockey Rodriguez stood up on his mount prematurely before the wire, during the running the Eighth race on Wednesday December 12, 2018. All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: FREDY PELTROCHE Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-94 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Fredy Peltroche, Permit #15664; DOB 02/07/1977 is hereby fined ($50.00) Fifty Dollars for violating W.V. Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-28.3.a, which reads, “A jockey shall give a best effort during a race, and each horse shall be ridden to win. A jockey shall not ease up on or coast to the finish, without reasonable cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money.” Jockey Peltroche stood up on his mount prematurely before the wire, during the running the Eighth race on Wednesday December 12, 2018. All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: Adrian Flores Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-95 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey, Adrian Flores, Permit #16403; DOB 12/30/1999 is hereby fined ($50.00) Fifty Dollars for violating W.V. Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-28.3.a, which reads, “A jockey shall give a best effort during a race, and each horse shall be ridden to win. A jockey shall not ease up on or coast to the finish, without reasonable cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money.” Jockey Flores stood up on his mount prematurely before the wire, during the running the Second race on Wednesday December 12, 2018. All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: LERY RAUL PINERO-RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18345PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO REPORT YOUR CORRECT WEIGHT FOR THE 5TH RACE, DECEMBER 12 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. SECTION 163.178 which reads in part: A jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the scale room on the day of the race at the time required by the Officials. A jockey shall then report his engagements and overweight, if any, to the clerk of the scales. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 26 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 6 , 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: KONSTANTINOS A HARIGEORGIOU Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18340PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE QUEEN LUCIA (NO PUBLISHED WORK) , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 9TH RACE, DECEMBER 12 , 2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216 AND 163.132. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017 ALL FIRST TIME STARTERS MUST HAVE AT LEAST (3) THREE PUBLISHED WORKS. ONE OF WHICH MUST BE A GATE WORK, TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RUN. THE GATE WORK MUST BE WITHIN 45 DAYS OF THE DAY OF THE RACE. ALL THREE WORKS MUST BE PUBLISHED PRIOR TO ENTRY IN ORDER FOR THE ENTRY TO BE ACCEPTED. ALSO, AN OK TO START CARD MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE PADDOCK JUDGE FOR FIRST TIME STARTERS. HORSES WHICH HAVE NOT STARTED FOR (6) SIX MONTHS OR MORE MUST HAVE AT LEAST (3) THREE PUBLISHED WORKS WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE DAY OF THE RACE, ONE OF WHICH MUST BE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DAY OF THE RACE. ADDITIONALLY, AN APPROVAL TO START CARD, DATED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DAY OF THE RACE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE PADDOCK JUDGE PRIOR TO THE RACE. OF THE 3 WORKS, ONLY ONE MAY BE AFTER THE DAY OF ENTRY AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE STEWARDS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO PUBLISHED POST TIME FOR THE FIRST RACE. 163.132. TIMED WORKOUTS. A HORSE WHICH HAS NOT STARTED FOR A PERIOD OD 30 DAYS OR MORE IS INELIGIBLE TO RACE UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED A TIMED WORKOUT SATISFACTORY TO THE STEWARDS PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE RACE IN WHICH IT IS ENTERED. A WORKOUT FOLLOWING THE ENRTY OF A HORSE SHALL APPEAR ON THE OFFICIAL DAILY RACING PROGRAM. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 24 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 4 , 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Jose Angel Delapaz-Macias Ruling Date: 1/16/2019
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: 18-049-FO Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 18-049 - Ruling Final Outcome - Delapaz was issued a suspension for non-payment of fine on 1/9/19. Delapaz paid the $100 fine on 1/15/19 and was reinstated.
Name: Jose Angel Delapaz-Macias Ruling Date: 12/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: 18-049 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Delapaz failed to bring Snow Zone to the paddock for the 4th race at Portland Meadows on November 25, 2018. A Notice to Appear for a hearing was issued and Delapaz failed to show. A default ruling was issued resulting in a $100 fine.
Name: JOHN SCOTT DESIMONE Ruling Date: 12/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 115-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/13/2018 Suspension End: 12/17/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4, "SURE YOU ARE," in Race 9, you slowed down the field after the 1/4 mile, causing confusion to the trailing horses. </div>
Name: JAVIER J CASTELLANO Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 12-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Jockey Javier Castellano is fined $2,000 for careless riding during the running of the 3rd race on August 15, 2018, after having previously been warned.</div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>***FINDINGS AND ORDER***</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>The New York State Gaming Commission (“Commission”) conducted a hearing in this matter pursuant to Section 220(2) of the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (Racing Law), Article 3 of the State Administrative Procedure Act, and Part 4550 of the Commission’s rules at 9 NYCRR, at the request of jockey Javier Castellano (“Respondent”) after the Steward of the Commission at Saratoga Race Course fined him $2,000 for careless riding in the 3rd race at Saratoga Race Course on August 15, 2018.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>Respondent received proper notice and participated in a hearing conducted on August 29, 2018. The Hearing Officer rendered his report on September 17, 2018, which is attached and incorporated herein, finding that the ruling against Respondent should be sustained.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>The Commission met on December 10, 2018, and after due deliberation adopted the Hearing Officer’s findings of fact and conclusions of law.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>THEREFORE, upon the record, the report of the Hearing Officer and the findings and conclusions adopted by the Commission, it is hereby,</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that Respondent’s violation and fine in the amount of $2,000 are affirmed, and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that Respondent shall be ineligible to participate in racing unless and until his fine is paid and that failure to pay within 30 days, i.e., by his delinquency date of January 9, 2019, will result in the assessment of interest and/or a late payment charge and may result in other collection charges.</font></div>
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 47-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End: 12/15/2018
Ruling Text: <div><font face=Calibri size=2>You are hereby suspended for 5 days in violation of (9 NYCRR §§ 4117.4.)  While driving # 4 KAHOKU  in Race 4 on December 7th you did cause interference to #1 Edom up Blue Boy and cause said horse to go off stride.  This is a Driving Suspension </font></div>
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 321-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION REFUSES TO ISSUE YOU A LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN RACING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR WHICH YOU APPLIED ON 6/9/18  RECEIPT# 1453840, AND ON  5/23/18 RECEIPT #1452595  FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">YOUR EXPERIENCE, CHARACTER AND GENERAL FITNESS ARE SUCH THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN RACING OR RELATED ACTIVITIES WOULD BE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLIC INTEREST, CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY, OR WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF RACING GENERALLY.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">YOU HAVE VIOLATED THE CONDITIONS WHICH YOU SIGNED ON 09/28/2018</font></div>
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 48-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/16/2018 Suspension End: 1/14/2019
Ruling Text: <div><font face=Calibri size=2><em>You are hereby suspended for 60 days and fined $500 dollars reduced to 30 days and  fined $250 in violation of -9 NYCRR §§ 4119.1, 4119.7 (b) 4119.9 (a). Your suspension shall be served beginning on December 16th and ending on January 14th.                                                                                                       On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, during the evening race program, you took and attempted to cash for yourself a $50 betting voucher which you had seen another person leave by mistake in the Autotote vending machine in the driver’s lounge in the paddock at Batavia Downs.</em></font></div>
Name: JAVIER J CASTELLANO Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 12-2018FO Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Jockey Javier Castellano is fined $2,000 for careless riding during the running of the 3rd race on August 15, 2018, after having previously been warned.</div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>***FINDINGS AND ORDER***</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>The New York State Gaming Commission (“Commission”) conducted a hearing in this matter pursuant to Section 220(2) of the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (Racing Law), Article 3 of the State Administrative Procedure Act, and Part 4550 of the Commission’s rules at 9 NYCRR, at the request of jockey Javier Castellano (“Respondent”) after the Steward of the Commission at Saratoga Race Course fined him $2,000 for careless riding in the 3rd race at Saratoga Race Course on August 15, 2018.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>Respondent received proper notice and participated in a hearing conducted on August 29, 2018. The Hearing Officer rendered his report on September 17, 2018, which is attached and incorporated herein, finding that the ruling against Respondent should be sustained.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>The Commission met on December 10, 2018, and after due deliberation adopted the Hearing Officer’s findings of fact and conclusions of law.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>THEREFORE, upon the record, the report of the Hearing Officer and the findings and conclusions adopted by the Commission, it is hereby,</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that Respondent’s violation and fine in the amount of $2,000 are affirmed, and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that Respondent shall be ineligible to participate in racing unless and until his fine is paid and that failure to pay within 30 days, i.e., by his delinquency date of January 9, 2019, will result in the assessment of interest and/or a late payment charge and may result in other collection charges.</font></div>
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 47-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End: 12/15/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 48-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/16/2018 Suspension End: 1/14/2019
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: RESHAWN LATCHMAN Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-89 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Reshawn Latchman, Permit; #19671, DOB 5/25/1991 is hereby fined $500.00 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS), for violation of Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-45.7.c.1, which reads: “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” Jockey Reshawn Latchman let his mount “Tampered Character” drift inward while not clear and caused interference to “No Hunting” entering the clubhouse turn causing that rival to jump heels and to lose all chance in the Fourth Race, December 7, 2018. Jockey Latchman’s mount “Tampered Character” was disqualified from First (1st) and placed Fifth (5th). All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
Name: GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HIDALGO Ruling Date: 12/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18354PN Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing, Violation of Conditional Agreement, Being under the influence in enclosure. AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH PENNSYLVANIA RACING COMMISSION INVESTIGATORS, STABLE EMPLOYEE, GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HILDALGO WAS ASKED TO SUBMIT A ROUTINE URINALYSIS ON DECEMBER 11, 2018. ON DECEMBER 18, 2018, SAID URINALYSIS READ AND CONFIRMED TO BE POSITIVE FOR THC (MARIJUANA) WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.8. THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE OF GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HIDALGO. IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR A MINIMUM THIRTY DAYS (30) EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2019 PENDING COMPLETION OF PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND PROVIDING A NEGATIVE URINALYSIS. ALSO HAVING VIOLATED YOUR CONDITIONAL LISENSING AGREEMENT THAT YOU SIGNED JANUARY 6, 2017. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE JANUARY 20, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HIDALGO IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RIGOBERTO GUILLEN-VEGA Ruling Date: 12/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP058-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1050 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End: 1/13/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 18-19TP058 - Failure to Comply - $1,050.00 fine not paid
Name: RIGOBERTO GUILLEN-VEGA Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP058-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1050 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End: 1/13/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 18-19TP058 - Restored to Good Standing - fine paid.
Name: RIGOBERTO GUILLEN-VEGA Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP058 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1050 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End: 1/13/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing, and having waived that right on December 10, 2018, Trainer Rigoberto Guillen (ADG #10890), is hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE THOUSAND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00) and suspended thirty (30) calendar days (December 11, 2018, through January 10, 2019 inclusive) following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating urine sample #E298258 taken from the horse "ONE FAMOUS ICON" winner of the second race on November 18, 2018, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance CLENBUTEROL confirmed in urine (19 pg/mL). The horse "ONE FAMOUS ICON" winner of the second race on November 18, 2018, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows:

1st #9 JESS ECHESON 5th #7 FADOWNDASHFORTUNE

2nd #2 IM ROCKET MAN 6th #5 REDNECK WOMAN

3rd #3 AHS BLUE BOY 7th #4 WI BIG TASTY

4th #6 CAPTAIN MAZURK 8th #8 CHAMACA MOON

The horsemen's bookkeeper is directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 20, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 21, 2018 through and inclusive of June 19, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Rigoberto Guillen is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division. All horses owned and/or trained by the respondent are hereby denied entry for racing pending sale and/or transfer approved by the Board of Stewards.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C).; A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(B)(1); A.A.C. R19-2-120.C(1)(2)(3)(6); A.A.C. R19-2-120(D)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-120(O)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2)(3)(6);

Name: GEORGE BRENNAN Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 158-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You did commit a eurorail violation at the top of the stretch while driving #2 (Run One Over N) in race 3.</div>
Name: TYLER LAYNE BUTER Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 159-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Techtor Hanover) in Race 10 you did one hand whip before the last 1/4 mile of the race.</div>
Name: CHRIS H LONG Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 122-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/12/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Oh Whata Nightjohn) on 12/7/18, you swerved to the inside near the top of the stretch finishing and impeded the progress of #7 (Miracle Ace).  The horse (Oh Whata Nightjohn) was disqualified from her 2nd place finish and was placed 5th due to the infraction(s).  Having appeared telephonically before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your driving suspension of 8 (Eight) days is reduced to 4 (Four) days.  THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.  THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.</div>
Name: LARRY DON STALBAUM Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 123-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #2 (The Spy) on 11/17/18, you failed to keep a line in each hand until the last 1/4 mile of the race.</div>
Name: JOHN J DUGGAN Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 126-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed the driver for the horse (Lisa Jane) that raced on 11/29/18, after programming time.  </div>
Name: MARGARET E SPAGNOLA Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 124-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed the driver after programming time for the horse (Carolina Magic) that raced on 11/17/18.</div>
Name: CHRIS H LONG Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 122-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/12/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: LISA M ZABIELSKI Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 125-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #6 (Get To doin It) that raced on 11/23/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: SOPHIE M ENGERRAN Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 127-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #8 (Funny Photo) that raced on 12/2/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector.  </div>
Name: TANNER TROY THEDFORD Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-274 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey Tanner Thedford was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 9, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “SUZE RETURNS”, in the 9th race on December 2, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Tanner Thedford in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 9, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-263 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfredo Morris Gomez is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-149.

During said time of applicable suspension Alfredo Morris Gomez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Luis R Reyes Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 42-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/20/2018 Suspension End: 12/22/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Luis R. Reyes is hereby suspend 5 NYRA racing days reduced to 3 NYRA racing days having waived his right of appeal. This for careless riding during the running of the 7th race at Aqueduct racetrack on December 1, 2018</div> <div>failure to maintain a straight course and failure to have proper clearance when drifting out with his mount in the stretch)</div>
Name: ANTHONY A CIUFFETELLI Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 121-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/17/2019
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ALEJANDRA LOPEZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-168 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    December 8, 2018                       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian  
 
RULINGS:
#18-168       Stable employee, Alejandra Lopez is hereby suspended for a period of thirty (30) days for being involved in a physical altercation on the grounds of Laurel Park, which is under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Racing Commission. This suspension however, is stayed under the provision, she not be involved in another altercation for a period of 365 days from the date of this ruling.
 COMAR 09.10.03.03 A ;  09.10.01.45 V (4) (a) & (b)
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: DONNOVAN S HAUGHTON Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-170 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  December 9, 2018                                  TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-170  On December 8, 2018, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #28857, dated November 9, 2018, contained the drugs flunixin at 8.4+-1.6 ng/ml and phenylbutazone at 0.8mg/ml which, in combination, is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 3.0 flunixin and 0.3 phenylbutazone established by the MRC for this combination. See COMAR09.10.03.01 The Stewards, having established that blood sample #28857 was taken from the horse “Ms. Picadilly”, owned by Athol W. Morgan and trained by Donnovan Haughton, following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on November 9, 2018. The Stewards notified Mr. Haughton that: (1) the presence of flunixin and phenylbutazone in the system of “Ms. Picadilly” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
  
The Stewards held a hearing on December 9, 2018, wherein Mr. Haughton waived his right to legal counsel and a split sample.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Ms. Picadilly” did carry flunixin and phenylbutazone, in its system when it finished first in the fifth race at Laurel Park on November 9, 2018, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) Donnovan Haughton, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Ms. Picadilly” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F );
Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
 Trainer Donnovan Haughton, be fined in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.).
 
  A separate hearing was held to address the Multiple Medication Violation Point system.
 
      Trainer Donnovan Haughton will be assigned one-half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
                                  [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: ANTHONY A CIUFFETELLI Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 121-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/17/2019
Ruling Text: <div><font face=Arial size=2>The horse (Aventure) trained by you, that raced on 6/15/18, tested positive for cathinone, pyrilamine, pseuoephedrine, o-desmethylpyrilamine, a metabolite of pyrilamine and norpseudoephedrine, a metabolite of pseudoephedrine.  The horse was disqualified from his fourth place finish and the purse money received for that fourth place finish was returned for redistribution.  Having appeared telephonically before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your suspension of 365 days is reduced to 182 days and the fine of $2,000.00 reduced to $1,000.00.  ORDERED, that during his period of suspension, respondent Anthony A. Ciuffetelli shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing, he shall be denied the privileges and use of the grounds of New York State racetracks, and he shall be forbidden to participate in any share of purses.  In addition, every horse shall be denied the  privileges of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing (i) that is owned or trained by respondent Anthony A. Ciuffetelli during his period of suspension, (ii) that is owned or trained by any individual who continues to serve as his agent or employee during his period of suspension, or (iii) for which he directly or indirectly makes or executes, during his period of suspension, any arrangement with an owner or other person to care for, train, enter in a race, invoice, collect fees or other payments related to, employ workers for, or otherwise handle.</font></div>
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 39-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Eduardo E. Jones is hereby suspended 15 days and fined $1000.00 for falsely representing himself as the trainer of horse Tanya's Gem who finished 2nd t in the 10th race at Belmont Park on  October 8, 2018. Horse is Tanya's Gem is hereby disqualified and unplaced in the order of finish of the 10th race at Belmont Park on  October 8, 2018</div>
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 40-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Eduardo E. Jones is hereby suspended 15 days and fined $1000.00 for falsely representing himself as the trainer of horse Tanya's Gem who finished 5th in the 8th race at Belmont Park on October 26, 2018. Horse is Tanya's Gem is hereby disqualified and unplaced in the order of finish of the 8th race at Belmont Park on October 26, 2018</div>
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 41-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Eduardo E. Jones is hereby suspended 15 days and fined $2000.00 for falsely representing himself as the trainer of horse Tanya's Gem who entered in the 5th race at Aqueduct Racetrack on November 21, 2018 and was scratched by the Stewards.</div>
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 39-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 40-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 41-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 39-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 40-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 41-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: MIGUEL DELAGARZA RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23161 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/16/2018 Suspension End: 2/13/2019
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported at 283pg/ml in post-race urine of sample ED42352 taken from “Mr Angels”, winner of race three, October 4, 2018, at Evangeline Downs Upon notification. Texas A & M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed the primary laboratories finding in the split portion of this sample.  Trainer Miguel Rodriguez waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Clenbuterol and this is an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Miguel Rodriguez is hereby suspended 60 days and “Mr Angels “ is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23154 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Hot Southern Mess in the 7th race on December 05, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: MARCUS DREW MILLER Ruling Date: 12/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 18MDH63 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Marcus Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.

While driving #1 ARTIES IDEAL in the 7th race at the Meadowlands Racetrack on November 17, 2018, Mr. Miller did drive in a careless manner by changing course in the stretch and moving his horse to the outside when proper clearance did not exist and while doing so did jostle wheels and cause interference to #2 YACHT WEEK.

#1 ARTIES IDEAL finished 7th and was placed 8th.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.6(a) 2, 4, 8, 9, 10.

Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 38-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 38-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: EDUARDO E JONES Ruling Date: 12/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 38-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Eduardo E. Jones is hereby suspended 15 days and fined $1000.00 for falsely representing himself as the trainer of horse Tanya's Gem who finished 1st in the 4th race at Belmont Park on September 7, 2018. Horse is Tanya's Gem is hereby disqualified and unplaced in the order of finish of the 4th race at Belmont Park on September 7, 2018</div>
Name: LUIS CARLOS SAEZ Ruling Date: 12/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 37-2018INTL 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: <div>Mr. Luis Saez is hereby suspended 10 calendar days for careless riding during the running of the 4th race at Aqueduct Racetrack on November 30, 2018 (failure to maintain a straight course and drifting out without proper clearance with his mount inside 1/16 pole)</div>
Name: MARK D BECKWITH Ruling Date: 12/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 120-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/2/2018 Suspension End: 12/6/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #6 (Joe Larry N Curly) on 12/1/18, you hooked the wheel of #8 (Macherati) near the top of the stretch finishing.  #6 (Joe Larry N Curly) was 7th placed 8th for the interference.  Having appeared telephonically before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your driving suspension of 8 (Eight) days is reduced to 5 (Five) days.    After said suspension has begun such driver may drive horses in early closing events, stakes and featured overnight events but the suspension shall be extended one day for each date such driver drives such races. THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.   </div>
Name: CHRIS H LONG Ruling Date: 12/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 119-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #7 (Oh Whata Night John) on 11/16/18, you failed to keep a line in each hand until the last quarter mile of the race.  </div>
Name: MARK D BECKWITH Ruling Date: 12/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 120-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/2/2018 Suspension End: 12/6/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: LUIS PENA Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 141-2012INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 343400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/4/2018 Suspension End: 1/7/2021
Ruling Text: <div><font face=Calibri size=2><strong>***FINDINGS AND ORDER (April 27, 2015)***</strong></font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>Respondent Luis (Lou) Pena, having been served a Notice of Suspension and Hearing (MO 141-2012) scheduling his hearing and advising him that the New York State Gaming Commission (formerly, the New York State Racing & Wagering Board) had summarily suspended his licenses to participate in pari-mutuel harness racing, pursuant to State Administrative Procedure Act § 401(3), Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law §§ 309 and 321, and 9 NYCRR §§ 4101.24, 4120.2, 4120.4, 4119.7, 4119.9, in that 84 horses trained by him had participated from January 2010 to April 2012 in 675 races that were tainted by 1,719 different administrations of various drugs impermissibly close to the scheduled date and time of the race; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>The respondent having received proper notice and participated in an appeal hearing conducted on August 29-31, 2012; and the Hearing Officer having rendered his report on September 27, 2013, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>The summary suspension of respondent having been stayed on February 27, 2013, with the effect that respondent has served 280 days of a summary suspension, from May 24, 2012 to February 27, 2013; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>The Commission, having been prevented from acting on this matter by court order during the period from October 1, 2013 through April 2, 2015; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>THE COMMISSION, after due deliberation, having met on April 27, 2015 and adopted the Hearing Officer’s findings of fact and conclusions of law except as set forth below; now</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>THEREFORE, upon the record, the Report of the Hearing Officer, and the findings and conclusions adopted, revised or expressed herein; it is hereby;</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that THE COMMISSION finds and concludes that two of the 1,719 charges were misplaced, in that the allegations that gonadorelin or GnRH (brand name, Factrel) was administered within 48 hours before the scheduled post times of the horse “P H Jackpot” for race day June 28, 2010 and of the horse “Red River B” for race day November 14, 2010 should be dismissed because the time of the drug administrations were established by the hearing evidence only as having occurred two days before race day, not necessarily within 48 hours of the scheduled post time, although the Hearing Officer did not recommend the dismissal of these two charges; and   </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that respondent Luis (Lou) Pena committed the remaining 1,717 violations of 9 NYCRR §§ 4120.2 and 4120.4 that are alleged in the aforesaid Notice of Suspension and Hearing, dated May 24, 2012, and the schedules annexed thereto; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that such violations of the Commission’s restricted use rules were knowing violations by respondent Luis (Lou) Pena; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that respondent Luis (Lou) Pena is fined two hundred dollars ($200) per violation for a total fine in the sum of three hundred forty-three thousand four hundred dollars ($343,400); and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that respondent Luis (Lou) Pena’s occupational licenses to participate in pari-mutuel racing are hereby revoked; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that during such time as respondent Luis (Lou) Pena does not have a valid occupational license to participate in pari-mutuel racing, he shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York pari-mutuel horse racing; he is denied the privileges and use of the grounds of all racetracks, and he is forbidden to participate in any share of purses or other payment. In addition, every horse is denied the privileges of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing in New York State that is (a) owned or trained by him, or any individual who serves as his agent or employee; or (b) for which he, during his suspension, is involved, directly or indirectly, with the horse’s training including arrangements made to care for, train, enter, race, invoice, collect fees or payments, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advice or information, or otherwise assist with any aspect of the horse’s training; and </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that respondent Luis (Lou) Pena shall not be permitted to reapply for any license to participate in pari-mutuel racing in this State for a period of three years; and </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that should respondent Luis (Lou) Pena reapply for a license, he shall be credited for the cumulative time that his license was summarily suspended, to wit, for the 280 days that accrued from the date of his summary suspension on May 24, 2012 to the date his summary suspension was stayed on February 27, 2013.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2><strong>***FINAL ORDER (December 4, 2018)***</strong></font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>Upon the Findings and Order of the New York State Gaming Commission (“Commission”) in this Matter dated April 27, 2015 (copy annexed), having been stayed by court order upon the filing of an article 78 petition styled as Matter of Pena v. N.Y. State Gaming Commission on June 15, 2015; the Supreme Court, Appellate Division having annulled the Commission action on November 3, 2016 with one justice dissenting (see 144 A.D.3d 1244); the Court of Appeals having reversed the Supreme Court, Appellate Division and confirmed the Findings and Order on November 27, 2018; and respondent Luis (Lou) Pena having been duly served on December 3, 2018 with a copy of the Court of Appeals’ decision and order with notice of entry, it is hereby </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that such Findings and Order is fully effective on December 4, 2018;</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that should Respondent Pena reapply for a license, he shall be credited for the 50 days that his license was revoked on April 27, 2015 until his penalty was stayed judicially on June 15, 2015, in addition to the 280 days that accrued from the date of his summary suspension on May 24, 2012 to the date his summary suspension was stayed on February 27, 2013; leaving a period of two years and 35 days before he may be permitted to reapply for any license, to wit, he may not reapply from December 4, 2018 through January 7, 2021, inclusive; and </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that Respondent Pena shall be ineligible to participate in racing unless and until his fine is paid; and that failure to pay within 30 days, i.e., by his delinquency date of January 3, 2019, will result in the assessment of interest and/or a late payment charge and may result in other collection charges.</font></div>
Name: FRANCIS RAIA Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 118-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/14/2018 Suspension End: 12/21/2018
Ruling Text: <div><font face=Arial size=2><em>The horse (Chasing The Storm) trained and driven by you, that raced in the 10th race on 11/25/18, was disqualified from his third place finish and placed sixth.  The disqualification and placing was imposed as a result due of interference to #4 (Blessingindisguise) before the 3/4 pole.   The winnings from that third place finish are forfeited and redistributed to other horses in the race that were eligible to receive it. THE SUSPENSION IS FOR A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.  Having appealed, a stay of your license suspension or revocation is hereby granted; however, Commission counsel may make a motion for your stay to be terminated in the event that your appeal hearing is not completed within 90 days of this ruling.  If your stay is terminated because of your unreasonable delay in the completion of your hearing, then your license suspension or revocation would begin and run until your appeal hearing is completed.  You are also hereby granted a stay for all time after your appeal hearing is completed and until the Commission issues its final decision on your appeal.  On December 6, 2018 you withdrew your request for a hearing and your eight day driving suspension will begin on December 14, 2018.  </em></font></div>
Name: RAYMOND E. FISHER Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 46-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/3/2018 Suspension End: 12/5/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #8 (Barn Winner) in the 5th race, you did change position to the left and interfered with horse #3 (Bob N Tony) causing that horse to break stride.</div>
Name: JESSE D YODER Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 45-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #6 (Jojo Go n Spi) in the 1st race, you did whip your horse after the finish line.</div>
Name: JESSE D YODER Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 45-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: RAYMOND E. FISHER Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 46-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/3/2018 Suspension End: 12/5/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: J GUADALUPE GUERRERO Ruling Date: 12/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18201PP Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse. BASED ON INFORMATION PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, BY THE PENNSYLVANIA HORSE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, ON THE ELIGIBILITY (NOT A REGISTERED PA. BRED) OF THE HORSE "Jw's THIRD MISCHIE", WHICH FINISHED 8TH IN RACE #8 ON DECEMBER 1,2018. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ORDER THE HORSE "Jw's THIRD MISCHIE" BE DISQUALIFIED FOR ALL PURPOSES EXCEPT WAGERING, THE PURSE MONEY IS HEREBY FORFEITED IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C), 163.108 AND 165.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.108 ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER. TO COMPETE IN A RACE, A HORSE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE AT THE TIME OF STARTING THAT RACE. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...ENTER AN INELIGIBLE HORSE, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO...
Name: NADIA CHERCHAR Ruling Date: 12/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18351PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. TRACK EMPLOYEE NADIA CHERCHAR IS HEREBY FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE JANUARY 02, 2019. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 12, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CRUZ OMAR PEREZ HIGUERA Ruling Date: 12/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP043-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 262.5 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/14/2018 Suspension End: 6/6/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 18-19TP043 - Failure to Comply - Fine not paid.
Name: CRUZ OMAR PEREZ HIGUERA Ruling Date: 11/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP043 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 262.5 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/14/2018 Suspension End: 6/6/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on November 14, 2018, Owner Cruz Omar Perez-Higuera (ADG# 21293) is hereby suspended sixty (60) days, November 14, 2018 - January 13, 2019, and fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two hundred sixty two dollars and fifty cents ($262.50), for working in the barn area without the proper license and having confirmed the use of Marijuana earlier in the morning. The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 7, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 8, 2018, through and inclusive of June 6, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(76); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-108(A)

Name: BRIANNA KARINA DAVIS Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18341PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/4/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. TRACK EMPLOYEE BRIANNA KARINAN DAVIS IS HEREBY FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE DECEMBER 24, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 4, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOSUE HUITRON Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23135 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter C Breeze  in the 10th race on November 23, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JOE LOUIS HONESTO Ruling Date: 11/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-206 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/26/2018 Suspension End: 1/24/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Joe L. Honesto was duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 18, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for drug “3-Hydroxylidocaine” (drug class 2, penalty B) detected in horse “Wickednwildchickie”(Test Sample NM30204), who finished first place in the 10th race on July 18, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of 3-Hydroxylidocaine at a level of 2533±4 pg/ml in the serum, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for 3-Hydroxylidocaine of 20 pg/ml in the serum. On November 2, 2018, 3-Hydroxylidocaine was confirmed at a level of 4,500±700 pg/ml in the serum of the split sample sent to TVMDL.

James Nies, the owner of record for horse “Wickednwildchickie”, was duly notified and responded telephonically for this hearing. This is James Nies’s FIRST Class 2 Penalty B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 26, 2018, through January 24, 2019, inclusive.
    2. ($1,000) one thousand and fine to paid on or before February 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Joe L. Honesto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained, owned , or in the care and custody of Joe L. Honesto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned , or in the care and custody of Joe L. Honesto must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9Medications and Prohibited Substances / 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/15.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures"An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: ROY R MAROHN Ruling Date: 11/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 18MDH59 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Roy Marohn 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 #4 SHADY McCOY in the 3rd race on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15

Name: BRUNO TESSORE Ruling Date: 1/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 19003PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/4/2019 Suspension End: 1/5/2019
Ruling Text: General Ruling. SUBJECT OF RULING #18342PN DATED DECEMBER 13, 2018 HAVING PAID AN OUTSTANDING FINE (AT LAUREL PARK) IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING AS OF JANUARY 5, 2019.
Name: BRUNO TESSORE Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18342PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/4/2019 Suspension End: 1/5/2019
Ruling Text: General Ruling. ENTERING AND RUNNING THE HORSE PRUDHOE BAY , NOVEMBER 9 , 2018 AND FAILING TO COMPLETE PROPER LICENSING PROCEDURES (OWNER). YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 24 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 4 , 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: YONI RIGOVERTO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 11/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23104 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Lil Foxy Chic  in the 7th race on October 31, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 10/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-149 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/7/2018 Suspension End: 1/5/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfredo Gomez was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on October 28, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” in horse “Ec Abella” (Test Sample #: E283021) who finished SECOND place in the 4th race on August 31, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 56.8±.1 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Alfredo Gomez.

CT Racing, LLC (Alejandro Fuentes), the owner of record for horse “Ec Abella”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This Alejandro Fuentes’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 7, 2018, through January 5, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A ($1,000) thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 28, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine within the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.

Name: MAURICIO ANDRES NUNEZ Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18343PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/13/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. ISSUING CHECK #100 DATED OCTOBER 26 , 2018 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. THEREFORE, YOUR OWNER/TRAINERS LICENSE IS REVOKED UNTIL CHECK IS MADE GOOD. SECTION 163.12: A person may not issue a check in payment for a license fee, fine, nomination or entry fee or other fees, or for services or supplies when the person knows or should reasonably know that the check will be refused for payment by the bank upon which it is written, or that the account upon which it is written does not contain sufficient funds for payment of the check, or that the check is written on a closed account or a nonexistent account. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 24 , 2018 FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. SUBJECT CURRENTLY SUSPENDED PER RULING 18285PN DATED OCTOBER 30, 2018. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ANABEL G SPINELLI Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18344PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/13/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. ISSUING CHECK #100 DATED OCTOBER 26, 2018 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. THEREFORE, YOUR OWNERS LICENSE IS REVOKED UNTIL CHECK IS MADE GOOD. SECTION 163.12: A person may not issue a check in payment for a license fee, fine, nomination or entry fee or other fees, or for services or supplies when the person knows or should reasonably know that the check will be refused for payment by the bank upon which it is written, or that the account upon which it is written does not contain sufficient funds for payment of the check, or that the check is written on a closed account or a nonexistent account. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: October 13, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(92-2018)

On October 12, 2018, a hearing was conducted for owner/trainer Mark Powell, DOB: 01/05/1967, RCI ID: 592832, in the Stewards’ office at Delaware Park. Mr. Powell participated telephonically and was represented by Attorney Alan Pincus. Based on evidence, testimony, and the aggravating circumstances presented at the hearing, Mark Powell is assessed a fine of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2500.00) and his Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission license is suspended five years, from Saturday, October 13, 2018, through and including Thursday, October 12, 2023, for refusing to cooperate with an official of the D.T.R.C. and other racing officials at Delaware Park on August 28, 2018. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.13, 2.5.1.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.3, 3.4.1.7, and 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 10/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL-ASD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 92-2018 DEL - Appeal Stay Denied
Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 11/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL-ASUB Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 92-2018 DEL - Appeal Submitted
Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 1/17/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL-FO Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 92-2018 DEL - Ruling Final Outcome

BEFORE THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF: MARK POWELL 92-2018 DECISION ON APPEAL OF STEWARDS' RULING NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS

This appeal is before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (the "DTRC") pursuant to the provisions of DTRC Rule 19. Trainer Mark Powell was found in Stewards' Ruling 92-2018 to have violated DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.13, and 2.5.1.4 for refusing to cooperate with an official of the DTRC. The Stewards imposed a $2,500 fine and suspended Mr. Powell's license for five years. Mr. Powell filed a timely appeal of the ruling. Mr. Powell participated by telephone in a hearing before the DTRC on November 14, 2018 and was represented by Alan Pincus, Esq., who had been admitted pro hac vice for this matter by the Delaware Supreme Court The DTRC was represented by Deputy Attorney General Andrew G. Kerber and the Stewards were represented by Deputy Attorney General Oliver Cleary.

DECISION: By a vote of 5-0, the DTRC revises Stewards' Ruling 92-2018 to affirm the finding of a violation DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.4, and 2.5.1.13 for refusing to cooperate with an official of the DTRC for failing to allow hair samples to be taken from horses under his care and attempting to flee from DTRC licensed grounds on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and the $2500 fine, but reducing the suspension from 5 years to 53 weeks.

REASONS FOR DECISION: DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.4, and 2.5.1.13 provide as follows:

ORDER: Having considered the evidence presented it is the decision of the DTRC that Stewards' Ruling 92- 2018 is revised to affirm the finding of a violation DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.4, and 2.5.1.13 for refusing to cooperate with an official of the DTRC by failing to allow hair samples to be taken from horses under his care and attempting to flee from DTRC licensed grounds on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and the $2500 fine, but reducing the suspension from 5 years to 53 weeks.

SO ORDERED this 16th day of January, 2019. BY ORDER OF THE DELA WARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION

Name: GARY S MASON Ruling Date: 10/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23065 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Sizzle Baby Sizzle in the 5th race on October 10, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 10/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-37 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Fred Danely was duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard Fred Danely having an unlicensed worker staying in the tack room assigned to him, on September 20, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Fred Danely in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before November 7, 2018 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.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

16.47.1.8 (G)(1) The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited” 16.47.1.10 (C) (1) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: A trainer is responsible for the condition and contents of stalls, tack rooms, feed rooms, sleeping rooms and other areas which have been assigned by the association. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 9/29/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-005 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/19/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, who rode CAPTIVATE in the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on September 28, 2018, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (October 6, 7 and 8, 2018) for failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course and causing interference in the stretch resulting in a disqualification from first to second. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-005-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/19/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SA-005 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATC Ruling #005 (September 29, 2018) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey DRAYDEN VAN DYKE is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (January 19, 20, & 21, 2019). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races) the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: JASON Y NGUYEN Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18200PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. JOCKEY JASON Y. NGUYEN, HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED AND FAILING TO APPEAR AT HIS HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR SEVERAL INCIDENTS INVOLVING FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROPER SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING MORNING WORK-OUTS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(c) AND 65.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE IS DUE BY DECEMBER 20,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 21,2018 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ANGEL A VERGARAY Ruling Date: 12/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18350PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. OWNER ANGEL VERGARAY IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE JANUARY 2, 2019. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 12, 2019. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: LOUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-50 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #132 DATE: 9/18/2018 NAME: Luis A Batista DOB: 5/7/1990 PERMIT: # 20046 Jockey

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Jockey Luis A Batista is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-28.3.b. “A jockey shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.” Mr. Batista failed to fulfill his riding engagement for the 3rd and 5th races on Monday, September 17, 2018, necessitating a late rider change. This is his first offense.

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

Name: CESAR HURTADO Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-215-FTC1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/30/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-LA-215 - Failure to Comply GROOM CESAR HURTADO, HAVING FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS SET FORTH IN RULING LAQL #215 (REFUSAL TO TEST AFTER SIGNING A TEST AGREEMENT AND FOR NOT SHOWING PROOF OF ATTENDING RECOVERY MEETINGS), IS SUSPENDED UNTIL ADJUDICATION OF COMPLAINT #18LA0302, SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD ON JANUARY 11, 2019. DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION, ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF CESAR HURTADO 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: CESAR HURTADO Ruling Date: 9/16/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-215 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/30/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM CESAR HURTADO IS FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* AND PLACED ON PROBATION FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1489 (A) (8) (GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OR REFUSAL OF LICENSE – TESTED POSITIVE FOR AMPHETAMINE, METHAMPHETAMINE AND ECSTACY). FURTHERMORE, CESAR HURTADO SHALL SHOW PROOF OF A RECOVERY PROGRAM ACCEPTABLE TO THE STEWARDS AND SIGN A TEST AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD.
Name: CESAR HURTADO Ruling Date: 11/9/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-215-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/30/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-LA-215 - Failure to Comply GROOM CESAR HURTADO IS SUSPENDED FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS (OCTOBER 15, 2018 THROUGH OCTOBER 29, 2018) FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LOS ALAMITOS RULING #215 DATED SEPTEMBER 16, 2018. DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF CESAR HURTADO 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: RORY M BARRON Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18111PI Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE JUMP BALL 5TH RACE, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #301881F taken from the horse JUMP BALL who finished 2ND in the 5TH race, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 tested positive for METHOCARBAMOL AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS. Trainer RORY BARRON availed himself to the right of the testing of the split sample. On OCTOBER 12, 2018, the TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS confirmed that split sample #301881F was positive for METHOCARBAMOL. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c), and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse JUMP BALL is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 5TH race AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- ETHICAL COMPLIANCE 2nd- ATTRACTING 3rd- MAGICAL KISSER 4th- BISHI 5th- JOEYVILLE 6th- PALMER'S REWARD This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 5TH race, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: REID NAGLE Ruling Date: 9/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 77-2018 DEL 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: September 3, 2018

Delaware Park

Stewards Ruling

(77-2018)

The Owner/Trainer license for Reid Nagle, DOB: 05/26/1952, RCI ID: 2017163, is rescinded without prejudice in favor of an Owner’s license. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rule 3.3.1 and 3.3.2.

Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23018 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late to the paddock with his schedule starter El Criminal for race 9 on August 24, 2018 at Fair Grounds.
Name: JESUS G. SOSA Ruling Date: 8/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-118 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 1 Year Concession Operator FOOD, Jesus Sosa was duly notified , failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on August 13, 2018, for failing to disclose his criminal history on his license application.

After considering the mitigating circumstances, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a warning letter to Jesus Sosa.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(d) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE.

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

Name: SHANE M MURPHY Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18057 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: Trainer Shane Murphy is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in any capacity by the Minnesota Racing Commission for failing to pay his One Hundred Dollar ($100) fine assessed in Stewards' Ruling C18039 issued on July 3, 2018 in spite of repeated reminders to take care of his business in violation of MRC Rule 7897.0130 Subp. 6 cited below.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 8/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22961 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported at 545pg/ml in post-race urine and 11.7pg/ml in plasma of sample DD5598 taken from “Billybob Brewbaker”, second Finisher  of race 6, June 22, 2018, at Delta Downs. Upon notification, Trainer Jesus Garrido declined his right to  have the split portion tested and waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Clenbuterol above the permitted level and this is an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Jesus Garrido is hereby fined $1000 and “Billybob Brewbaker” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: MARK A MADDOX Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18113PI Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE SECRET MILITAIRE 1ST RACE, JULY 12, 2018 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #301319F taken from the horse SECRET MILITAIRE who finished 1ST in the 1ST race, JULY 12, 2018 tested positive for FENTANYL AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS. Trainer MARK MADDOX availed himself to the right of the testing of the split sample. On OCTOBER 22, 2018, the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO'S ANALYTICAL FORENSIC TESTING LABORATORY, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS confirmed that split sample #301319F was positive for FENTANYL AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c), and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse SECRET MILITAIRE is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 1ST race, JULY 12, 2018 AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- ARGYLE GAL 2nd- ABBEY'S SNOW WHITE 3rd- DREAMIN OF DELLA 4th- GIMMEA DANCE 5th- VENNILOPE PITSTOP 6th- GOOD TO GLOW This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 1ST race, JULY 12, 2018 AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JAMES MAROHN Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 18MDH44 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. Marohn, Jr. is hereby fined the sum of  three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did lay off the pace and leave a hole, after the start, when it was within your horse's capability to keep the hole closed while driving #3 ROCKIN WITH THE BEST in the 8th race on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rules 13:71-20.6(a)11
Name: SHANE M MURPHY Ruling Date: 7/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18039 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Shane Murphy is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to honor a commitment to run Mountain on Fire necessitating a scratch out of the 6th Race at Canterbury Park on June 28, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp.1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions). Subp. 4.D.-Entering procedure.

Name: MARK A MADDOX Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18112PI Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE SONIC ECHO 4TH RACE, JULY 1, 2018 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #301199F taken from the horse SONIC ECHO who finished 8TH in the 4TH race, JULY 1, 2018 tested positive for FENTANYL AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS. Trainer MARK MADDOX waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c) and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse SONIC ECHO is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 4TH race, JULY 1, 2018 AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- FLORENTINE SKY 2nd- GERRY LYNN 3rd- RINGIN IN THE RAIN 4th- GRANDTASTIC NEWS 5th- CHARLOTTE DE BERRY 6th- MARIA WHO This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 4TH race, JULY 1, 2018 AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JACOBO MEJIA Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22809 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to declare an equiptment change (flipping halter) for his scheduled starter Fast Tex in race 1, May 26, 2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 4/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-248 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/23/2018 Suspension End: 10/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Ochoa was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 13, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Taleas Pride” (Test Sample #: NM29819), who finished 2nd place in the 8th race on January 5, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on February 6, 2018.

Eusebio V. Sanchez, the owner of record for horse “Taleas Pride”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Eusebio V. Sanchez’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

      1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 23, 2018, through October 20, 2018, inclusive.
      2. A ($3,000.00) three thousand dollar fine to paid on or before May 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
      3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Taleas Pride” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning January 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
      4. The horse “Taleas Pride” is hereby disqualified from Second PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 5, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
1.Jess Bordeaux 2.Tyger Power 3.Cartels Star Daddy 4.Fast N Furious Jr 5.Hot Authorization 6.Chill It 7.Heza Wild Dragon 8.Rjs Special Version 9.Call Me a Blazn Chic Unplaced “Taleas Pride

During said time of applicable suspension Gerardo Ochoa is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Diane Lorraine Perkins Ruling Date: 4/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22688 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 04/07/2018).
Name: Diane Lorraine Perkins Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22688-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 22688 - Restored to Good Standing; completed her 2018 license requirements
Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 3/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-184 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Fred Danley was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 18, 2018, for working unlicensed help on February 18, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Fred Danley in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before April 18, 2018, 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.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 1/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

WHEREAS, the matter of the Settlement Agreement for Trainer Tony E. Sedillo, (Applicant ID#16607) came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission on January 18, 2018;

WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the Settlement Agreement;

WHEREAS, the Settlement Agreement is attached to this ruling;

WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the Settlement Agreement.

THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as to Trainer Tony E. Sedillo as the trainer responsible for the horse known as “Zenon’s Star”, which tested positive for Isoflupredone after finishing 2nd in the 10th race at Sunland Park on January 25, 2015, Trainer Tony E. Sedillo shall be assessed the following: a) A $500 fine to be paid within 30 days of the signed Settlement Agreement. “Zenon’s Star” must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.

By order of the New Mexico Racing Commission

_______________________________________
ISMAEL TREJO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Name: VICTOR MANUEL DIAZ Ruling Date: 1/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Jovi Investment Corp (Victor Diaz) was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia in accordance 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on January 14, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty B drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Ave Fenix”(Test Sample #: NM12223), who finished 2nd place in the 3rd race on May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in Ruidoso, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on August 4, 2015..

Martin Orona Jr. (currently under suspension), the trainer of horse “Ave Fenix”, was notified and appeared with attorney Daniel Marquez for this disciplinary hearing. This is Martin Orona Jr.’s SECOND Class 3B medication in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations.

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

    1. Pursuant to 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC, the horse “Ave Fenix” must pass a Commission approved examination prior to race.
    2. The horse “Ave Fenix”is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in Ruidoso, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. First Note Medley
                2. Wr James
                3. Gon in a Flash
                4. Jentleman James
                5. Nemos Treasure
                6. Jess a Gittin It
                7. Lil Corona Amsterdam
Unplaced “Ave Fenix

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(A)(3) Medication Restrictions and Prohibited Substances/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1) Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.6.9(D) Medication Restrictions/ 16.47.1.8 Knowledge of the Rules.

Name: DOLORES D BASILONE Ruling Date: 12/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 67-2017AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/1/2018 Suspension End: 3/17/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: DOLORES D BASILONE Ruling Date: 12/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 67-2017INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/1/2018 Suspension End: 3/17/2018
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of the #3 horse, "TIJUANA PARTY," that was scheduled to race in the 4th race at Monticello Raceway on 11/14/17, you were in violation of rule 4120.2(a), 4120.2(a)(2) , in that you administered within 24 hours of post time and on race day, a substance, the drug MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)  in violation of the above-stated rules.</div>
Name: GABRIEL CUEVAS-LODOZA Ruling Date: 10/2/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-53 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Gabriel Lodoza-Cuevas having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on October 1, 2017, concerning his involvement in an altercation (stabbing) on August 12, 2017, in the barn area at Ruidoso Downs (refer to rulings 2017-RUI-128 and 2017-RUI-151).

For being detrimental to health, safety, and welfare of the public, the Board of Stewards hereby issue a revocation of all NMRC licenses effective immediately October 2, 2017. Furthermore Gabriel Lodoza-Cuevas must appear before the New Mexico Racing Commission prior to any further licensing.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(g) The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter.15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 9/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/5/2017 Suspension End: 10/5/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Rodolfo Valles having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 10, 2017, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Belly Button Who”(Test Sample #: NM27783), who finished 3rd place in the 4th race on August 12, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Rodolfo Valles. Jerry Cannon and Sheree Cannon are the owners of record for horse “Belly Button Who”. This is their FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Trainer Rodolfo Valles’s First Class 3B medication violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses retroactive from September 5, 2017, through October 5, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before October 10, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: GABRIEL CUEVAS-LODOZA Ruling Date: 8/24/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-151 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Gabriel Cuevas-Lodoza, shall remain summary suspended, having failed to appear for his hearing (concerning summary suspension ruling 2017-RUI-128) on August 24, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion, Gabriel Cuevas-Lodoza is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC.

Licensee is found in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC. Summary Suspension 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Conduct Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters. The stewards shall have authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: GABRIEL CUEVAS-LODOZA Ruling Date: 8/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-128 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 8/24/2017
Ruling Text: Groom Gabriel Cuevas-Lodoza, is hereby summarily suspended for his involvement in an altercation (stabbing) in the barn area at Ruidoso Downs on August 12, 2017. Furthermore, Gabriel Cuevas-Lodoza was excluded from Ruidoso Downs for this incident.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Gabriel Cuevas-Lodoza the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately August 18, 2017.

During said time of applicable suspension Gabriel Cuevas-Lodoza is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing on August 24, 2017 @12:00 p.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion.

Licensee is found in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 15.2.2.8(V)(1) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association shall immediately eject from the association grounds a person who is subject to such an exclusion order of the commission or stewards and notify the commission of the ejection. 15.2.2.8(V)(2) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association may eject or exclude a person for any lawful reason. An association shall immediately notify the stewards and the commission in writing of any person ejected or excluded by the association and the reasons for the ejection or exclusion.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC. Summary Suspension 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Conduct Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters. The stewards shall have authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Fred Danley, having been duly notified, and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on April 30, 2017. The hearing was in regard to a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for drug “Xylazine” (drug class 2, penalty B) detected in horse “Tizpat ”(Test Sample NM23753), who finished in 1st place in the 8th race on January 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Xylazine at a level of over 800 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for Xylazine of 200 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Fred Danley. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. The horse “Tizpat” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. De Facto
                2. Steel Battalion
                3. Sailors Brother
                4. Roman Pleasure
                5. Ghostly Mover
                6. Hunterwood
                7. Rock Hard City
                8. Kandaly Gold
Unplaced “Tizpat

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES

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: VOD JASON FARRIS Ruling Date: 1/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PM-14-REST1 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/11/2017 Suspension End: 1/14/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-PM-14 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: VOD JASON FARRIS Ruling Date: 4/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PM-14 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/11/2017 Suspension End: 1/14/2019
Ruling Text: Failed to honor financail agreements (3) and is suspended until they are paid.
Name: VOD JASON FARRIS Ruling Date: 3/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PM-14-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/11/2017 Suspension End: 1/14/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-PM-14 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: VOD JASON FARRIS Ruling Date: 4/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: PM18-015 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/17/2017 Suspension End: 3/30/2018
Ruling Text: Mr. Farris paid his overdue debts to the horsemen and is returned to good standing.
Name: VOD JASON FARRIS Ruling Date: 3/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: PM18-015-REST Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/17/2017 Suspension End: 3/30/2018
Ruling Text: RE: PM18-015 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: GABRIEL CUEVAS-LODOZA Ruling Date: 2/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-106 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2017 Suspension End: 2/21/2017
Ruling Text: Groom, Gabriel Cuevas Lodoza having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on February 14, at Sunland Park. The hearing was concerning to a security citation where his NMRC license was found on an unlicensed person, who was using it to gain access to the Sunland Park stable area, on January 12, 2017.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Gabriel Cuevas Lodoza a penalty of the following: A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately February 14, 2017, pending appearance before the Board of Stewards to prove legitimacy of license and proof that he is employed in that capacity (groom). During said time of suspension Gabriel Cuevas Lodoza 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.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: GABRIEL CUEVAS-LODOZA Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-106-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2017 Suspension End: 2/21/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-106 - Restored to Good Standing having appeared before the Board of Board of Stewards on February 21, 2017 and showed proof of being employed on a farm.
Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 7/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-80 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Rodolfo Valles, having appeared with council Freda Howard McSwane, Dr. Ivey owner of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery Clinic, and observer Owner Bobby Simmons before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2016 for a hearing that was continued from July 8, 2016, for possessing improperly labeled medication, a needle and a syringe during a compliance search by the investigator in the stable area on July 8, 2016 and found to be in violation of NMRC rules.

Mitigating circumstances: The prescribing vet failed to properly label the medication and gave Rodolfo Valles a vile with no method of removing the substance from the vile. Mr. Valles stated that he brought the needle and syringe to withdraw the medication and inject it into the nebulizer. The medication was an antibiotic and not a medication to be used to enhance a horse’s performance. Mr. Valles was apologetic and released the mistake he had made.

For this violation, considering mitigating circumstances and the clean record of Rodolfo Valles the Board of Stewards issue the following penalty:

    1. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective July 22, 2016 through August 21, 2016 inclusive
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine The fine is to paid on or before August 10, 2016 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.

During his suspension Rodolfo Valles 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, trained, or under the care of Rodolfo Valles are denied further entry per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.8 B(3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission: (a) any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle; (b) any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration 15.2.1.9(b): 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: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-80-ASG Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-80 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- Please see Documents
Name: BRANDON M MENARD Ruling Date: 3/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21584 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/15/2016 Suspension End: 6/29/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of the $100 fine levied against him on 2/19.16 as per ruling 21542.
Name: BRANDON M MENARD Ruling Date: 2/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21542 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to fulfill riding engagements on 2/17/16.
Name: JOE SHARP Ruling Date: 2/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21493 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to follow the proper scratch provedures resulting in a late scratch of "Matusak" from race 6 on January 23, 2016.
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: AGUSTIN MUNOZ Ruling Date: 1/18/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2015-DMR-021-FTC 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: RE: 2015-DMR-021 - Failure to Comply Farrier AUGUSTINE MUNOZ, having failed to comply with a financial agreement that was signed on May 7, 2015, to Santa Anita Park ($4,300.00), is not eligible to be licensed by the California Horse Racing Board until this financial obligation has been resolved.
Name: BARRY A MOFFETT Ruling Date: 12/4/2013
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 214-2013INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div> <div> </div>



Return to RCI Online home page