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. >5/23/2015<

265 Total Rulings compiled at: 5/28/2015 5:48:05 PM G.M.T.

Name: CHARLES LEROY FROCK Ruling Date: 5/28/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-89 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entered horse in Maryland at same time in Charles town and elected to run in Maryland necessitating a late scratch
Name: HENRY DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-145 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Trainer Henry Dominguez , having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on May 22, 2015, for entering the ineligible horse Embellishing Bob (not eligible per Churchill Downs claiming rule) which resulted in a program scratch in the eight race on May 29, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed  a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 26, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 16.47.1.10(C) A trainer is responsible for (18) horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;
Name: ROBERT A DUNLAP Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-012-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/18/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Robert Dunlap failed to appear for a Judge's hearing at Dover Downs on March 12,2015 and is summarily suspended.  Mr Dunlap submitted a urine sample on March 12, 2015 at Dover Downs.  The sample was tested and found to contain OXYCODONE/OXYMORPHONE.  A license shall not have drugs in their body, in any quantity, while exercising the privileges granted by a DHRC license.  DHRC rule: (5.1.8)(5.1.8.2)(5.1.8.2.7).  Mr. Dunlop also must pay for two positive tests(1-28-15 & 3-12-15)  If Mr. Dunlap wants to pursue his DHRC license he must contact the judges.
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-142 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Hector Aldrete having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Monday, May 25 2015 for failure to honor or be excused from his/her riding engagement on May 20, 2015 (Seecatgo), May 24, 2015 (Mollie Jo Sixes, Bobalink, Thats Some Eye Candy, Sweet Splenda, Skunktail Eagle)
 
Hector Aldrete failed to notify stewards he would not be present to ride.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Aldrete a penalty in the amount of six hundred dollars $600.0. The fine is to be paid on or before June 26, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: BRIAN JACK BEETEM Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: South Dakota Commission on Gaming Facility: Fort Pierre
Ruling Number: 2015-FTP-4 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to fulfill riding engagements on Sail On Now and Tom's Princess in the 2nd and 5th races at the Fort Pierre Racetrack on april 26, 2015.  This conduct is in violation of ARSD 20:04:22:12 (duty of jockey to fulfill engagements).
 
Fine to be paid not later than July 1, 2015.  Failure to pay the fine by the deadline wil result in the suspension of racing license.
 
Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-143 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Ruben Raul Calderon having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Monday, May 25, 2015 for failure to honor or be excused from his/her riding engagement on May 22, 2015 (El Valle de Oro), May 23, 2015 (Princess Luna and Ohs of Oaks)
 
Ruben Raul Calderon failed to notify stewards he would not be present to ride.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ruben Raul Calderon a penalty in the amount of four hundred dollars $400.0. The fine is to be paid on or before June 26, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: EDDIE RAY RUIZ Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-123 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Assistant Trainer Eddie Ruiz to Trainer Ron Moquett is hereby assessed an administrative penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to present the horse “Den’s Legacy” to the paddock at the designated time for the eighth (8th) race on May 25, 2015.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-144 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Zeenas Corona” that finished eight, in the third race, on May 25, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed ninth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Wdc Vital Sound           7th Shez Like Fire               
2nd Kidd Wrangler   8th Perrys Boots
3rd Lion Speed                9th Zeenas Corona
4th So Call Me Maybe                10th  Run Lucille Run
4th Fortunate Stoli    
6th   Kick Me Quick                                           
                                                
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: NATICA R SOLARI Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-124 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/27/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Board of Stewards assessed a fine of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) against Groom Natica Solari in ruling 45622 dated May 14, 2015, for smoking in a shed row. Ms. Solari failed to pay her fine.
 
Having failed to pay the above mentioned fine within ten calendar days of receipt, Groom Natica Solari is hereby suspended.
Name: WAYDE D MARSH Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-011-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Wayde Marsh is fined $150 for not coming up to position before the start and for crossing over before the start.  DHRC rule: 7.6.6.6.5: 7.6.6.6.5.  All fines are to be paid within 10 days or fuling.  Appeals are due within 48 hours of ruling.
Name: MICHAEL MICALLEF Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15043 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving in race 10 on 05/22/15, Mr. Micallef failed to keep both feet in the stirrups and made contact with the horse. 3rd offense.
Name: MICHAEL MICALLEF Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15044 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving in race 10 on 05/22/15, Mr. Micallef used his whip in a manner that caused a welt on the horse.
Name: MOHAMED AHMED OSMAN Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-88 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/29/2015 Suspension End: 6/11/2015
Ruling Text:
Allowed his mount to cross over and clipp heals with another horse causing to unseat other rider
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15041 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/25/2015 Suspension End: 5/27/2015
Ruling Text:
While driving in race 1 on 05/22/15, Mr. Stohler failed to maintain a straight course in the stretch and impeded the progress of No. 3 IM GRACIES WIGWAM.
Name: TIMOTHY CLEVENGER Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-44 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving in race 14 on 05/22/15, Mr. Clevenger failed to keep both feet in the stirrups and made contact with the horse.
Name: Arthuro Gonzales Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-108 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/26/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having failed to complete the required fingerprint process, the Owner License for Arthuro Gonzales Jr. is hereby recinded until fingerprints can be verified.
 
 
 
___________________________________________
Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-135 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date May 25, 2015, for failure to declare equipment flipping halter at time of entry on the horse Mr. Big Stick, entered in the first race, on May 20, 2015 , at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this SECOND rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of ONE HUNDRED dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: RONALD GREGORY HATHCOCK Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-138 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Trainer Ronald Gregory Hathcock having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 23, 2015, for entering an ineligible horse, Stolis Easter Bunny, (no current negative coggins) which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in 1st race Sunday May 23, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.  
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Greg Hathcock a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
Trainer Greg Hathcock is found to be in violation of.
Name: GLEN EDWARD HUNT Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-132 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee having been notified by phone and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date May 23, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers at time of entry on the horse Excellent Point, entered in the sixth race, on May 22, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: PATRICIA A FARRO Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON11 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 Pat Farro is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to have the foal papers for "PJ'S BAD BOY" on file with the horse identifier for the 7th race on Monday, May 25, 2015.    
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-6.13 - "No horse shall be allowed to start unless a Jockey Club registration certificate is on file with the horse identifier, and unless it has been liptattooed, with the exception that the stewards may, in their discretion and for good cause, waive these requirements if the horse is otherwise properly identified.  However, said horse shall be tattooed thereafter within a period of time that is reasonably practical."
Name: TODD WYATT FINCHER Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-128 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on May 10, 2015 for employing a person in a capacity for which he/she was not licensed.  
narrative:
 
Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules.  Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
16.47.1.10 (C) (4)           providing a list to the chief of security of the trainer's employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the commission; the list shall include each employee's name, occupation, social security number, and occupational license number; the chief of security shall be notified by the trainer, in writing, within 24 hours of any change;
Name: JESUS BARRAGAN CAMACHO Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-121 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Association Employee JESUS CAMACHO is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct –schooling his horse between races).
Name: Alexander Luis Canchari Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-121 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having been duly notified and failing to appear, Jockey Alexander Canchari is hereby assessed an administrative penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to comply with an order of the Board of Stewards.  Specifically, Jockey Alexander Canchari was ordered to attend the review of race films for May 24, 2015, and failed to appear. This is Jockey Canchari’s second “failure to appear” violation of the meet.
Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-139 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Emilio Cadena, Jr.  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 23, 2015, for entering an ineligible horse, My Precious Stolita, (horse on vets list) which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in 2nd race May 23, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
Trainer  Emilio Cadena, Jr is found to be in violation of.
16.47.1.10 B. ABSOLUTE INSURER:
(1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.
 
15.2.5.12 HORSES INELIGIBLE: A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when:
I. its name appears on the starter's list, stewards' list or veterinarian's list;
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed  Emilio Cadena, Jr a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-140 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having been notified by phone and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date May 23, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers at time of entry on the horse Flashy Beamer, entered in the fourth race, on May 22, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-141 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having been notified by phone and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date May 23, 2015, for failure to approve and declare equipment Flipping Halter at time of entry on the horse Princess Luna, entered in the first race, on May 23, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: Lyle Bruce Towell Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-120 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/25/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Lyle Bruce Towell, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - $730.00 to Dr. Nolton Pattio),  is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547(Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Lyle Bruce Towell are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or  Fine), Mr. Towell is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: RAMON VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-122 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/30/2015 Suspension End: 6/4/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Ramon Vazquez is hereby suspended three racing days, May 30, May 31 and June 4, 2015, for careless riding in the first (1st) race on May 24, 2015, aboard  # 5  “Awesome Ave.”  Specifically, Jockey Vazquez came in through the stretch run under right hand whipping interfering with # 3, “Secret Society” ridden by Jockey Ken Tohill. The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: BRAYAN MARTINEZ VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-133 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/3/2015 Suspension End: 6/6/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Bryan Velazquez,  having appeared before the Board of Stewards, on May 25, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Pictures N Cash” in the fourth race, May 24, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Bryan Velazquez a suspension of  3 days (June 3rd, June 5th, June 6th, 2015 ).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: ANTHONY N. MORGAN Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-010-15 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Anthony Morgan is fined $100.00 for failing to drive in the 3rd race on May 21, 2015 at Harrington Raceway.  DHRC: 5.5.9  All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: DONZELLO MUHAMMAD Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-11 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Pari Mutuel employee license (#277580) issued to Donzello Muhammad is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8 (M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.
 
(Ms. Muhammad has been issued a Security Staff license (#277844) and currently works in this capacity).
Name: Jaime Martinez Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-136 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 24, 2015 for failure to enter the horse Dunit Bro Bro to correct Salix/Lasix status in the ninth race on May 24, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Martinez a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
 16.47.1.10 (C) (8)  Trainers responsibility to immediately notify the stewards and commission veterinarian of all out-of-state certified horses on Salix®;
 
15.2.5.8  (B) (9) Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet.  No further declaration will be required at that meet unless there is a change.  
 
Name: CASEY TODD LAMBERT Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-127 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/3/2015 Suspension End: 6/6/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Casey T. Lambert,  having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 25, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “The Bonnie Samurai” in the fifth race, May 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Casey T.  Lambert a suspension of  3 days (June 3rd, June 5th, June 6th, 2015 ).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-9 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding an ineligible entry of “Teresas Visions” (unable to verify a required current workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the second race, May 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(“Teresas Visions” was entered in a race at 870 yards, and did not have a required workout  resulting in the late scratch).
 
BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.11 (A)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Horses that have never raced around the turn will be required to have within thirty days prior to entry, at least one workout at 660 yards or farther. Horses that have previously started in a race around the turn, but not within 60 days, will be required to have at least one workout at 660 yards or farther, prior to entry”.
 
15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it lacks official published workouts”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(18) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for horses entered as to eligibility, weight, or other allowances claimed”.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 25, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: GERALD E. MARR Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-129 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 18, 2015 for failure to enter the horse Storm N Looker to correct Salix/Lasix status in the ninth race on May 25, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Gerald E, Marr a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
 16.47.1.10 (C) (8)  Trainers responsibility to immediately notify the stewards and commission veterinarian of all out-of-state certified horses on Salix®;
 
15.2.5.8  (B) (9) Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet.  No further declaration will be required at that meet unless there is a change.  
Name: GERALD E. MARR Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-131 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having been notified by phone and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date May 18, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers Off at time of entry on the horse Storm N Looker, entered in the ninth race, on May 25, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-134 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Pictures N Cash” that finished first, in the fourth race, on May 24, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed third, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Jess Clave                       7th Eb Blazin Bug              
2nd Simply La Jolla              8th Smith Version
3rd Pictures N Cash                         9th A Mere Crush
4th Mighty Chino                         10th  Carters Concorde
5th La Rege               
6th   Mollie Jo Sixes                                                                    
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
 
Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-10 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOSE R. RAMOS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to have the registration certificate on file for “Vmr Chalan” which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the first race, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE R. RAMOS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 25, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
JOSE R. RAMOS is found to be in violation of:
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-123 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Frank Reyes, appeared before the Board of Stewards, on May 24, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Wild Enthusiasm” in the fifth race, May 23, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-119 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Bo Down to It” that finished fifth, in the second race, on May 13, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed eighth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Streaking Mr Jess           6th Mr Vado               
2nd Alllustnolove                   7th Primero
3rd Duke of Fern                    8th Bo Down to It
4th Easy Lion                       
5th Stel Worth It                      
                                                
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-120 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Montezuma Creek” that finished first, in the ninth race, on May 20, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed second, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st For Those Who Wait           7th Candy Raider               
2nd Montezuma Creek              8th Sharpest Ride
3rd Adios Odds                          9th Go Dude
4th Little Prince                         10th  Double Bonita
5th A Warrior Defined               11th Aggie Coleminer
6th   Vengeful Song                    12th  Baldridge
                                                
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-8 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Trendi” that finished second in the 5th race, Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed ninth, behind the horses with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st      Lethal Perry                    6th     You N Me
2nd     Bogart                              7th     Logans Zoomin
3rd      Katies Dynasty               8th     No Tell Cartel
4th      One Famous Moon          9th    Trendi
5th      Twntyfour Karat Rock          
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-7 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a Security Citation issued May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(Mr. Soto was issued a citation for employing an unlicensed person (Jorge Ortiz), who was attempting to enter the Test Barn following the fourteenth race with a horse trained by Mr. Soto). Mr. Soto waived appearance, and accepted responsibility for the matter.
 
JESUS M. SOTO is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
16.47.1.8 (A)NMAC and 15.2.1.7 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent party “A person shall not participate in Pari Mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the Commission, or be employed by an Association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the Commission”
 
16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a  list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS M SOTO a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: JOE BRAVO Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON9 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey,  Joe Bravo is hereby fined the sum of one thousand five hundred ($1,500.00) dollars for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on May 10, 2015 resulting in a disqualification..
 
This is in accordance with NJAC Rule 13:70-11.1 - "When clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the course but no horse shall cross or weave in front of other horses in such a way as to impede them or constitute or cause interference or intimidation.
Name: DANIEL E CENTENO Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON10 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Centeno is hereby fined the sum of seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollars for using poor judgement (standing up prior to finish) during the running of the first race on May 23, 2015.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C Rule 13:70-11.10 Jockey's best effort
A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race.  If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of the race, such jockey shall be penalized by the stewards, according to the gravity of the offense.
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-124 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Hector Aldrete having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the first race on May 22, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque race track is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Aldrete a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-125 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 Hector Aldrete having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards and having his hearing held in absentia, on May 24, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Reydecorazonez” in the first race, May 22, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Aldrete a fine of ($200.00) two hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey, Daniel Ruiz Amaya, having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 20, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Mr Jess N Boots” in the second race, May 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Bonifacio Perez a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey, Daniel Ruiz Amaya, having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 20, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Mr Jess N Boots” in the second race, May 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Bonifacio Perez a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey, Daniel Ruiz Amaya, having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 20, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Mr Jess N Boots” in the second race, May 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Bonifacio Perez a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey, Daniel Ruiz Amaya, having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 20, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Mr Jess N Boots” in the second race, May 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Bonifacio Perez a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey, Daniel Ruiz Amaya, having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 20, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Mr Jess N Boots” in the second race, May 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Bonifacio Perez a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey, Daniel Ruiz Amaya, having appeared before the Board of Stewards, on May 20, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Mr Jess N Boots” in the 2nd race, May 17, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Ruiz Amaya a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
Name: JIM BOB ARRINGTON Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-122 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jim Bob Arrington Jr. having been notified by phone and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date May 24, 2015, for failure to provide a pony for  the horse "City Catel" (which was unruly in the post parade) in the 10th race, on May 23, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
15.2.3.8(d) The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: MARK BRIAN ASHBY D.V.M. Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-326 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Racing Veterinarian license issued to Mark Ashby DVM, is hereby rescinded, effective December 3, 2014.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8. (M)(2) NMAC: which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.
 
(Dr. Ashby has been issued an Official Veterinarian license, and will serve in this capacity at Sunland Park).
 
Name: MARK BRIAN ASHBY D.V.M. Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-326 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-ZIA-326 - Association Veterinarian license reinstated. Official Veterinarian license rescinded effective May 22, 2015.
Name: GLEN EDWARD HUNT Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-126 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Glen Hunt, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 22, 2015, for failure to appear in paddock with his horse, Aednat, which resulted in a late scratch in the eight race May 20, 2015,  at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
15.2.6.11 TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: The purpose of this subsection is to identify responsibilities of the trainer
(12) presence in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Glen Hunt a penalty in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: Dylan Mark Heppner Ruling Date: 5/24/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-119 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/24/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner DYLAN HEPPNER, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – $927.81 to Veterinarian NOLTON PATTIO), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of  DYLAN HEPPNER are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), DYLAN HEPPNER is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: DONALD JAMES GUYNES Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-6 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/22/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
With regard to Jockey DONALD JAMES GUYNES, having received information of a suspension of his racing license as outlined in ruling # 21155, issued on May 22, 2015, by the Delta Downs  Board of Stewards;
 
(Mr. Guynes was sanctioned as a result of a default judgment issued against him).
 
This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission held licenses issued to  DONALD JAMES GUYNES  are hereby suspended, effective this date, and will remain suspended until such time that he is reinstated by Delta Downs Board of Stewards.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(8)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Stewards shall honor rulings issued by other Pari Mutuel Commissions”.
 
15.2.1.9 (C)(22)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Stewards shall honor the rulings from other Pari Mutuel jurisdictions regarding license suspensions, revocations, or eligibility of horses”.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, DONALD JAMES GUYNES is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21) (a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
                                 
Name: MARCO A FLORES Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-118 Ruling Type: Unlicensed Participant
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 16, 2015 for employing a person in a capacity for which he/she was not licensed.  
narrative:
 
Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules.  Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 22, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
16.47.1.10 (C) (4)           providing a list to the chief of security of the trainer's employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the commission; the list shall include each employee's name, occupation, social security number, and occupational license number; the chief of security shall be notified by the trainer, in writing, within 24 hours of any change;
Name: CHRISTIAN RUBEN ESQUEDA Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15520 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Christian Esqueda is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to report his weight in a timely manner with the Clerk of Scales on May 22, 2015, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: CESAR GUSTAVO ESQUEDA-GARCIA Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15519 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Cesar Esqueda is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to report his weight in a timely manner with the Clerk of Scales on May 22, 2015, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: CARL GEORGE DEPPE Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-119 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Carl Deppe Jr. was issued Groom license 9944998 on April 14, 2014.  Carl Deppe Jr. was issued a trespass notice by Prairie Meadows on May 22, 2015, for assault and drugs. Said license is hereby rescinded as Carl Deppe Jr. cannot exercise the privileges of said license.
Name: RAFAEL J BEJARANO Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-118 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey RAFAEL BEJARANO is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for failure to arrive at the Jockeys’ Room at the proper time, resulting in his failure to fulfill his riding engagement in the first race at Santa Anita Race Track on May 22, 2015.  This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement).
Name: SAMUEL E BERMUDEZ Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15522 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Samuel Bermudez is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to report his weight in a timely manner with the Clerk of Scales on May 22, 2015, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-5 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Paloma Blanca B” that finished fourth in the 8th race, Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed ninth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st             Perrys Stamina                     6th          Rich and On Fire
2nd           Dash Thru Fire                     7th           Raine Bo
3rd            Desperate Daisy                   8th           One Famous Attitude
4th            Hard to Bluff                         9th          Paloma Blanca B
5th            Raindeer Dippin                  10th         Little King Corona
  
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
 
 
Name: JOSE MELVIN RUIZ Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15524 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jose M. Ruiz is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to report his weight in a timely manner with the Clerk of Scales on May 22, 2015, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: ALBERTO JUAN PUSAC Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15521 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ALberto Pusac is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to report his weight in a timely manner with the Clerk of Scales on May 22, 2015, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: MOHAMED AHMED OSMAN Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-87 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
allowed horse to drift over and cause interference shortly after start
Name: Ryan Thomas Rifenbark Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-120 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ryan Rifenbark was issued Groom license 9957051 on April 18, 2015.  Ryan Rifenbark was issued a trespass notice by Prairie Meadows on May 22, 2015, for possession of controlled substance. Said license is hereby rescinded as Ryan Rifenbark cannot exercise the privileges of said license.
Name: Victor Andres Rodriguez Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-86 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Lodged a frivolous foul
Name: EDWIN A MALDONADO Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-117 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/29/2015 Suspension End: 5/31/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey EDWIN MALDONADO, who rode A COLT FOLLOWING in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on May 22, 2015, is suspended for three (3) racing days (May 29, 30, and 31, 2015) for failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch, causing interference. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules).  Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: COREY LANERIE Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0075 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Corey J. Lanerie, who rode ENGAGINGLEE in the sixth race at Churchill Downs on May 21, 2015 is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) for inadvertently striking a rival with the crop, resulting in the disqualification of his mount.
 
810 KAR 1:016 Section 12
810 KAR 1:016 Section 13
 
 
                                                                                                                      By Order of the Stewards
Name: VICTOR OLIVO Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15523 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Victor Olivo is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to report his weight in a timely manner with the Clerk of Scales on May 22, 2015, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: Giovani Vazquez-Gomez Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15518 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Giovani Vazquez-Gomez is fined two hundred ($200) dollars for failing to report correct weight to the Clerk of Scales on May 22, 2015, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: JOHNNY RAUL VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 5/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-117 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Agent JOHNNY  RAUL VALENZUELA, having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on May 17, 2015, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Narrative:  On Friday April 24, 2015 JOHNNY  RAUL VALENZUELA removed jockey Jaime Parga Leos from his mounts for April 24, April 25 and April 26, 2015 due to a hand injury that occurred during morning training hours.  He failed to obtain a medical excuse and release from the EMTs at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RAUL VALENZUELA the following penalty, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid by June 22 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
Which states in pertinent part “All persons permitted to make riding engagements shall maintain current and accurate records of all engagements made, such records being subject to examination by the Stewards at any time.”
Which state in pertinent part that “The Stewards have  the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules.  Whenever the Stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.”
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: JOE TALAMO Ruling Date: 5/22/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-114 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JOSEPH TALAMO is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (Use of Whips – misuse of whip in the race) while riding DISSENSION in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on May 17, 2015.
Name: MARCIAL ROSALES Ruling Date: 5/22/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-116 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 MARCIAL ROSALES is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – pulling up in front of starting gate in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-112 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse "Future Jabonero" loses the purse from September 13, 2015 and must hereby pass a commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry per 15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(a) NMAC , because of a confirmed positive test (Sample #NM08497 for the Class IV drug "Methocarbamol" found after it finished 1st in the 2nd race, September 13, 2014, at The Downs at Albuquerque; (see related rulings 2015-DAA-109  and  2015-DAA-110 ).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that " A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and in case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race."
 
Penalty Recommendations:
15.2.6.9 (C) 3 LICENSED OWNER: Which states in pertinent part that, “2nd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is loss of purse and if same horse, that horse shall be placed on veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run.”
 
As a result of this disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly:
1st       BraveHart                                                      5th     Corona Jess Lika
2nd     A Wild Foose Chase                                      6th    Kant Talk
3rd       Eyes Kudos                                                     7th    Dm Cruzin
4th      Fast Ice                                                                                 Unplaced   Future Jabonero
In addition “Future Jabonero" is hereby placed on the Veterinarians list  and  must pass a Commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry, per 15.2.6.9 (C)(1) NMAC.
Name: TYLER A SMITH Ruling Date: 5/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15040 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving in race 13 on 05/21/15, Mr. Smith failed to keep both feet in the stirrups and made contact with the horse.
Name: PEDRO CARRILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 5/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-110 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 Pedro Carrillo, having been duly notified and having been represented  by council, Pat Bingham, before the Board of Stewards on May 17, 2015 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class 4C drug "Methocarbamol", which was found in sample #NM08497, after it was collected from the horse "Future Jabonero" which finished 1st in the second race,  September 13,  2014 at The Downs at Albuquerque;  (The original lab report indicated a finding of  Methocarbamol at 2,039 nanograms per milliliter in the urine.  Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU which confirmed a finding of Methocarbamol with a concentration of 1.1 ug/ml in the urine which converts to 1,100 nanograms per milliliter.
 
Owner Pedro Carrillo is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC:
Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. Groups of drugs assigned to this category include the following.
D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:
(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by The Association of Racing Commissioners International's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.
(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered
 
    1. For this second violation (365 day period), the Board of Stewards assessed:  
    2. The horse, Future Jabonero,shall be placed on veterinarian’s  and must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run 
    3. Loss of purse after finishing 1st in the 2nd race September 13, 2014. at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
Penalty Recommendations:
15.2.6.9 (C) 3 LICENSED OWNER: Which states in pertinent part that, “2st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is loss of purse and if same horse, that horse shall be placed on veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run.”
Name: MICHAEL LEON DETWEILER Ruling Date: 5/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15039 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late driver change in race 7 on 05/21/15.
Name: PETER M WRENN Ruling Date: 5/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15037 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving in race 9 on 05/20/15, Mr. Wrenn failed to keep both feet in the stirrups and made contact with the horse.
Name: JAMES DANIEL MINTON Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-009-15 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer James Minton is fined $200.00 for missing Lasix in the 4th race at Harrington Raceway on May 19, 2015 resulting in scratching #6, DAVID THE GREAT.  DHRC rule: 8.3.5.4.  All fines are due within 10 days of ruling.
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-106 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony M. Gellegos, having been duly notified and having been represented  by council, Pat Bingham, before the Board of Stewards on May 16, 2015 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class 4C drug "Methocarbamol", which was found in sample #NM08391, after it was collected from the horse "Montauk" which finished 1st in the fourth race,  Friday, September 5,  2014 at The Downs at Albuquerque;  (The original lab report indicated a finding of  Methocarbamol at 2,149 nanograms per milliliter in the urine.  Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU which confirmed a finding of Methocarbamol with a concentration of 2.7 ug/ml in the urine which converts to 2,700 nanograms per milliliter.
 
Trainer Tony M. Gellegos is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC:
Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. Groups of drugs assigned to this category include the following.
D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:
(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by The Association of Racing Commissioners International's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.
(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered
 
For this first violation (365 day period), the Board of Stewards assessed: Trainer Tony M. Gellegos, a penalty of a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  
 
Penalty Recommendations:
15.2.6.9 (C) 3 LICENSED TRAINER: Which states in pertinent part that, “1" offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.”
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
  
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-109 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/31/2017 Suspension End: 2/14/2017
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony M. Gellegos, having been duly notified and having appeared with council, Pat Bingham, before the Board of Stewards on May 17, 2015 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class 4C drug "Methocarbamol", which was found in sample #NM08497, after it was collected from the horse "Future Jabonero" which finished 1st in the second race,  September 13,  2014 at The Downs at Albuquerque;  (The original lab report indicated a finding of  Methocarbamol at 2,039 nanograms per milliliter in the urine.  Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU which confirmed a finding of Methocarbamol with a concentration of 1.1 ug/ml in the urine which converts to 1,100 nanograms per milliliter.
 
Trainer Tony M. Gellegos is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC:
Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. Groups of drugs assigned to this category include the following.
D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:
(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by The Association of Racing Commissioners International's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.
(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered
 
For this second violation (365 day period), the Board of Stewards assessed: Trainer Tony M. Gellegos, a penalty of
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00).   
    2. A 15 day suspension starting January 31, 2017 through February 14, 2017. (These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.) 
 
Penalty Recommendations:
15.2.6.9 (C) 3 LICENSED TRAINER: Which states in pertinent part that, “2" offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,500 and 15 day suspension.”
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
  
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-109 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/31/2017 Suspension End: 2/14/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-109 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JOHN THOMAS HOLLINGSWORTH Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Trenton
Ruling Number: 15TRH12 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/29/2015 Suspension End: 12/23/2015
Ruling Text:
By ruling 14MDH26 dated April 1, 2014, the Board of Judges at the Meadowlands Racetrack found trainer John Hollingsworth in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.1 (Intent of medication rules), 13:71-7.29 (Conduct detrimental),  13:71-23.6 (Trainer responsibility), and 13:71-26.5 (Conspiracies).  The Board of Judges ordered a 5-year supsension and $1,000 fine.   John Hollingsworth appealed the Judges' decision and the matter was transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law as a contested case.  On July 21, 2014, John Hollingsworth requested a stay of the penalties ordered by the Board of Judges and the Executive Director granted the stay request with 5 months and 6 days of credit for time served.
 
On May 13, 2015, the New Jersey Racing Commission determined to adopt the Initial Decision (dated March 16, 2015) of Administrative Law Judge Leslie Z. Celentano which ordered that the penalties imposed by the Board of Judges be imposed.
 
Therefore, John Hollingsworth will be suspended for 1 year and fined $250.  The suspension will be served on May 29, 2015 through and including December 23, 2015 (with credit for time served).   During the term of this suspension,   John Hollingsworth is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission for any and all purposes.  The Racing Commission records reflect John Hollingsworth paid the $1,000 fine, therefore, Hollingsworth is due a $750 refund.    
 
Related rulings: 14MDH26 dated April 1, 2104 and 14TRH23 dated August 7, 2014
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-103 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/24/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-103 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-103 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/24/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer James Julian Gonzales II, having been duly notified, and having been represented by counsel Brian Hess before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM11334, after it was collected from the horse "DM Strait" which finished first in the 4th race, January 30, 2015.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 278 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, James Julian Gonzales II. The split was confirmed positive by Louisiana State University with a finding of .275 ng/ml in urine which translates to 275 pg/ml in urine).
 
Trainer James Julian Gonzales II is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed James Julian Gonzales II a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of  180 calendar days  (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (November 24, 2015 through May 22, 2016
        inclusive);  (These dates are associated with other rulings DAA-100, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.)
 (2) A fine in the amount of twenty five-hundred, dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, January 30, 2015 at Sunland Park Race Track.
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, James Julian Gonzales II is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of James Julian Gonzales II are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JACK F GILLIGAN Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0074 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/23/2015 Suspension End: 5/25/2015
Ruling Text:
After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Jack F. Gilligan, who rode
EUFAULA in the sixth race at Churchill Downs on May 15, 2015 is hereby suspended three (3) racing days, May 23 through May 25, 2015 (inclusive) for careless riding.
 
810 KAR 1:016 Section 13  
 
Name: ALVIN FRANCIS CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Trenton
Ruling Number: 15TRH10 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/29/2015 Suspension End: 12/23/2019
Ruling Text:
By ruling 14MDH22 dated April 1, 2014, the Board of Judges at the Meadowlands Racetrack found trainer Alvin Callahan in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.1 (Intent of medication rules), N.J.A.C. 13:71-7.29 (Conduct detrimental), 13:71-23.6 (Trainer responsibility), 13:71-23.9 (Possession of drugs or drug instruments) and 13:71-26.5 (Conspiracies).  The Board of Judges ordered a 5-year supsension and $5,000 fine.   Alvin Callahan appealed the Judges' decision and the matter was transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law as a contested case.  On July 21, 2014, Alvin Callahan requested a stay of the penalties ordered by the Board of Judges and the Executive Director granted the stay request with 5 months and 6 days of credit for time served.
 
On May 13, 2015, the New Jersey Racing Commission determined to adopt the Initial Decision (dated March 16, 2015) of Administrative Law Judge Leslie Z. Celentano which ordered that the penalties imposed by the Board of Judges be imposed.
 
Therefore, Alvin Callahan will be suspended for 5 years and fined $5,000.  The suspension will be served on May 29, 2015 through and including December 23, 2019 (with credit for time served).   During the term of this suspension,  Alvin Callahan is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission for any and all purposes.  Payment of the fine is due on or before December 23, 2019.  
 
Related rulings: 14MDH22 dated April 1, 2104 and 14TRH21 dated August 7, 2014
Name: MARVIN F. CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Trenton
Ruling Number: 15TRH11 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/29/2015 Suspension End: 12/23/2019
Ruling Text:
By ruling 14MDH25 dated April 1, 2014, the Board of Judges at the Meadowlands Racetrack found groom Marvin Callahan in violation of N.J.A.C.  13:71-23.1 (Intent of medication rules), 13:71-7.29 (Conduct detrimental), 13:71-23.6 (Trainer responsibility), 13:71-23.9 (Possession of drugs or drug instruments) and 13:71-26.5 (Conspiracies).  The Board of Judges ordered a 5-year supsension and $5,000 fine.   Marvin Callahan appealed the Judges' decision and the matter was transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law as a contested case.  On July 21, 2014, Marvin Callahan requested a stay of the penalties ordered by the Board of Judges and the Executive Director granted the stay request with 5 months and 6 days of credit for time served.
 
On May 13, 2015, the New Jersey Racing Commission determined to adopt the Initial Decision (dated March 16, 2015) of Administrative Law Judge Leslie Z. Celentano which ordered that the penalties imposed by the Board of Judges be imposed.
 
Therefore, Marvin Callahan will be suspended for 5 years and fined $5,000.  The suspension will be served on May 29, 2015 through and including December 23, 2019 (with credit for time served).   During the term of this suspension,  Marvin Callahan is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission for any and all purposes.  Payment of the fine is due on or before December 23, 2019.  
 
Related rulings: 14MDH25 dated April 1, 2104 and 14TRH22 dated August 7, 2014
Name: JOSEPH R BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 5/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH50 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Bongiorno is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #6 "HURRIKANE ALI" in the 13th race on Saturday, May 16, 2015, Mr. Bongiorno did drive in a careless manner by changing course in the stretch without clearance, crowding and carrying out #9 "HEDGES LANE", causing the driver of #9 "HEDGES LANE" to go take up sharply.
 
 
#6 "HURRIKANE ALI" finished 5th, disqualified and placed 7th.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 2, 3, 5, 8, 9,10
 
Name: ASHLEY N BROUSSARD Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0073 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Apprentice jockey Ashley Broussard is hereby granted an extension of her apprentice weight allowance for a total of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY NINE (159) DAYS beginning on the date of her return to riding. This extension is being granted due to a physical condition that precluded her from participating since she last rode on July 22, 2014 at Parx.
 
 
 
 
810 KAR 1:009 Section 4 (4)
 
Name: JOSE CAMEJO Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0072 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official chemist for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission sample number 0067768 taken from BUCK ROY in the second race at Keeneland on April 24, 2015 was found to contain multiple NSAIDS, phenylbutazone at a level of 1.3 ng/ml in blood and flunixin at a level of 10.7 in blood. Concentrations of both permitted NSAIDS are below the primary threshold and above the secondary threshold (first offense in 365 days). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS. Purse monies and pari-mutuel wagering are not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling you have thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed by this ruling to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, Subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 8, Subsection (1) (a)(b)
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, Subsection (5)(a)
                             
 
                                                                                                                      By Order of the Stewards
Name: PEDRO CARRILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-97 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Pedro Carrillo having been duly notified, and having counsel Pat Bingham represent him, before the Board of Stewards on 5/16/2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM08572,  after it was collected from the horse  “Genuine Kiss” which finished 1st in the 1st race, Sept 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
Pedro Carrillo is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Genuine Kiss”, which was the subject of related ruling 2015-DAA-96 issued this date, the Downs at Albuquerque, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(2 NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Fourth offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Pedro Carrillo a penalty of
 
1. Loss of purse of the 1st race, Sep. 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
2. A fine in the amount of five-thousand dollars ($5,000.)
3. Horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days (May 16, 2015 thru June 29, 2015 inclusive) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        JILL CATHEY                              RON WALKER                               LINDA SALINAS
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: ARMANDO AYUSO Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON6 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Armando Ayuso is hereby fined the sum of one thousand five hundred ($1,500.00) dollars for careless riding during the running of the 9th race on Sunday May 10, 2015.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-11.1  Crossing or weaving - When clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the course but no horse shall cross over or weave in front of other horses in such a way as to impede them or constitute or cause interference or intimidation.
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-100 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/27/2015 Suspension End: 11/23/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-100 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-100 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/27/2015 Suspension End: 11/23/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer James Julian Gonzales II, having been duly notified, and having been represented by counsel Brian Hess before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM08573, after it was collected from the horse "Famous Slew" which finished third in the 1st race, September 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 489 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, James Julian Gonzales II. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 382 pg/ml in urine).
 
Trainer James Julian Gonzales II is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed James Julian Gonzales II a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of  180 calendar days   (May 27, 2015 through November 23, 2015 inclusive);   
(2) A fine in the amount of twenty five-hundred, dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 1st race, September 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, James Julian Gonzales II is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of James Julian Gonzales II are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: EDWARD JOSEPH PLESA Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON7 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 Edward Plesa is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to have the foal papers for "PICOLATA" on file with the horse identifier for the 3rd race on Sunday, May 17, 2015.    
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-6.13 - "No horse shall be allowed to start unless a Jockey Club registration certificate is on file with the horse identifier, and unless it has been liptattooed, with the exception that the stewards may, in their discretion and for good cause, waive these requirements if the horse is otherwise properly identified.  However, said horse shall be tattooed thereafter within a period of time that is reasonably practical."
Name: JUNE KAREN RILEY Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0070-B Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the sample taken from JUSTALOVESONG who finished second in the tenth race at Turfway Park on March 7, 2015 contained testosterone (Class B drug) at a level of 43 pg/ml in blood. JUSTALOVESONG is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. All purse monies must be returned to the association. The purse of this race is ordered redistributed as follows:
 
THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH IS:  
1st    # 8  RATHER OUTSPOKEN
2nd   # 2  GUNNER GAL
3rd   # 6  SARATOGAATSEVENTY
4th   # 7  INDY BONES
5th   # 3  SEFAS BELLA
6th   # 4  PRINCESS LESLIE
 
Disqualified #1 JUSTALOVESONG
 
Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling.
 
810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3)
810 KAR 1:017 Section 6, Section 7          
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, subsection (2)(b)
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JOY D LAY Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0069 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner: Joy Lay (D.O.B. 7/28/1955)
 
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the sample taken from GRAND SLAM LARRY who finished fifth in the first race at Keeneland on April 22, 2015 contained methocarbamol (Class C drug) at a level of 1.32 ng/ml in blood. GRAND SLAM LARRY is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. All purse monies must be returned to the association. The purse of this race is ordered redistributed as follows:
 
THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH IS:  
1st    # 4  FRAT BOY
2nd   # 3  JUNIOR BENNY
3rd   # 6  OCEAN ALLEY
4th   #1a BARBWIREBILLY
 
Disqualified #5 GRAND SLAM LARRY
 
Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling.
 
810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3)
810 KAR 1:017 Section 6, Section 7          
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(c)
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: VERNON WARREN MARCUM Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0070 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the sample taken from JUSTALOVESONG who finished second in the tenth race at Turfway Park on March 7, 2015 contained testosterone (Class B drug) at a level of 43 pg/ml in blood. JUSTALOVESONG is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. All purse monies must be returned to the association. The purse of this race is ordered redistributed as follows:
 
THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH IS:  
1st    # 8  RATHER OUTSPOKEN
2nd   # 2  GUNNER GAL
3rd   # 6  SARATOGAATSEVENTY
4th   # 7  INDY BONES
5th   # 3  SEFAS BELLA
6th   # 4  PRINCESS LESLIE
 
Disqualified #1 JUSTALOVESONG
 
Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling.
 
810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3)
810 KAR 1:017 Section 6, Section 7          
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, subsection (2)(b)
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: TYRONE L GLEASON Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-93 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tyrone Gleason, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on May 15, 2015 is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Narrative:  On Wednesday May 13, 2015, in the third race, Tyrone Gleason failed to comply with an order from the Paddock Judge and remove the blinkers from his horse Ebo.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tyrone Gleason the following penalty, a fine in the amount of fifty dollars, ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid by June 15 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.3(B)(d) NMAC: which states in pertinent part that “The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules”.
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/30/2016 Suspension End: 1/30/2017
Ruling Text:
Tony Gallegos having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM08572, after it was collected from the horse "Genuine Kiss" which finished first in the 1st race, September 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 415 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Tony Gallego. The split was confirmed positive by LSU with a finding of 0.311ng/ml or 311pg/ml in urine).
 
Trainer Tony Gallegos is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony Gallegos a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of  365 calendar days at the end of any previous suspension commencing  (Jan. 30, 2016 through Jan. 30, 2017  inclusive);  (These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.)
 
(2) A fine in the amount of five-thousand, dollars ($5,000.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 1st race, September 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque
This is a third offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Tony Gallegos is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Gabino Carrillo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                   RON WALKER                                         LINDA SALINAS                                          JILL CATHEY
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/30/2016 Suspension End: 1/30/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-96 - Appeal Submitted
Name: DAVID CHARLES ANDERSON Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-117 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A report from Iowa State University Diagnostic Laboratory states the presence of Phenylbutazone in the amount of 19.6 ug/ml in blood sample #939227 taken from the horse “Miss Wren” after finishing second (2nd) in the fourth (4th) race on April 18, 2015.  This is in excess of the permissive level of 5.0 ug/ml. Owner/Trainer David Anderson chose to send his split sample to Industrial Laboratories in Colorado. A report from Industrial Laboratories states the concentration level of Phenylbutazone at 23.7 ug/ml. Owner/Trainer Anderson and Owner/Managing Partner Jack Breemes waived their right to present evidence and testimony to the Board.  Therefore, the Board of Stewards  hereby assesses Owner/Trainer David Anderson an administrative penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00); disqualifies “Miss Wren” from her second place finish in the fourth race on April 18, 2015, and orders all purse monies earned by “Miss Wren” in said race redistributed accordingly.    
Name: Corale A Richards Ruling Date: 5/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21147 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (9.1ug/ml) reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken fromSaint Dominic,winner of race 2, April 23, 2015 at Evangeline Downs. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing.  First violation, in Louisiana, of an ARCI class IV or V drug within a 12 month period.
 
Name: GERARD PERRON Ruling Date: 5/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21141 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (8.3ug/ml)  reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken fromCoteau Kid,winner of race 2, April 29, 2015 at Evangeline Downs. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing.  First violation, in Louisiana, of an ARCI class IV or V drug within a 12 month period.
 
Name: JUVENTINO RUIZ Ruling Date: 5/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-89 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Juventino Ruiz having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2015, for entering an ineligible horse, Prophetic Love, (no current negative coggins) which resulted in a scratch of said horse in 2nd race Sunday May 10, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.  
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juventino Ruiz a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
Trainer Juventino Ruiz is found to be in violation of.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 5/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-81 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
The horse “Tall Dark Dasher” that finished seventh, in the first race, on April 26, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque, was part of a double disqualified for interference.  As a result of the double disqualification, this horse was placed ninth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st Perrys First Flash           6th Fly Kristi Fly               
2nd The Zapata                     7th Gold in This Lane
3rd Sweet Solid Rock             8th Mia Ivory
4th Dtf  Fame Folly Two             9th Tall Dark Dasher
5th Bigtime Story                      10th Megatron Fly
                                                
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: BRANDON JENKINS Ruling Date: 5/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21142 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Brought the wrong horse to the paddock for the fifth race, May 13, 2015 resulting in the late scratch of his scheduled starter Power Shaft.
Name: MICHAEL LELAND KELLEY Ruling Date: 5/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-90 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Agent Michael Leland Kelley , having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2015 , for entering the ineligible horse Ruben’s Pride which resulted in a program scratch in the seventh race on May 17, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Leland Kelley a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 16.47.1.10(C) A trainer is responsible for (18) horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 5/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-83 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, Hector Aldrete, having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 13, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Unastreakin” in the third race, May 10, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Aldrete a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before June 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: DAVID JACOBSON Ruling Date: 5/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 15MON4 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, David Jacobson is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for racing with unauthorized equipment in the 6th race on Sunday, May 10, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-10.7 - Equipment changes - "Permission for any change of equipment from that which a horse carried in his last previous race can be obtained only from the Stewards and must be obtained before scratch time on the day when the horse is to run with changed equipment".
Name: AMOS P LABORDE Ruling Date: 5/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21138 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (2.6ug/ml) and Flunixin (39.53ng/ml) reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from Dead Man Walk, second finisher of race 6, April 24, 2015 at Evangeline Downs. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing.  First violation, in Louisiana, of an ARCI class IV or V drug within a 12 month period.
 
Name: AMOS P LABORDE Ruling Date: 5/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21138 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (2.6ug/ml) and Flunixin (39.53ng/ml) reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from Dead Man Walk, second finisher of race 6, April 24, 2015 at Evangeline Downs. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing.  First violation, in Louisiana, of an ARCI class IV or V drug within a 12 month period.
 
Name: CASEY TODD LAMBERT Ruling Date: 5/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-91 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/20/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Casey T. Lambert, having been represented by an appointed jockey before the Board of Stewards, on May 13, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Rollickin Red” in the ninth race, May 10, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Casey T.  Lambert a suspension of  3 days (May 20, 2015 through May 22, 2015).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: BRYAN PORTER Ruling Date: 5/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0068 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/13/2015 Suspension End: 5/17/2015
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at Industrial Laboratories, sample number 0061626 taken from RATHER OUTSPOKEN, who finished first in the tenth race at Turfway Park on March 7, 2015 contained dexamethasone (Class C drug) at a level of 16 pg/ml in blood. After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby suspended FIVE (5) days, May 13, 2015 through May 17, 2015 (inclusive) and fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS.  RATHER OUTSPOKEN is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During his suspension Mr. Porter is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Mr. Porter is denied pending transfer to persons acceptable to the stewards. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4)
810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3)
810 KAR 1:017 Section (6)(7)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(b)
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: AKE SVANSTEDT Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH49 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/20/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2015
Ruling Text:
Mr. Svanstedt is hereby suspended for three (3) days inclusive from May 20, 2015 through May 22, 2015 for crossing over before reaching the starting point at the start of the 5th race on Friday, May 1, 2015.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-17.1, M-5
Name: JOHN CLARK GARVIN Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153007 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER JOHN CLARK GARVIN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR FAILING TO HAVE A CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS TEST ON FILE FOR "DE GREEN LIGHT" NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH FROM THE 8TH RACE ON MAY 12, 2015 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 605.50
Name: SHANE MICHAEL COLLINS Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153008 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY SHANE COLLINS IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50.00 FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS ON MAY 12, 2015 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1425.10
Name: SHANE MICHAEL COLLINS Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153009 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY SHANE COLLINS IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50.00 FOR FAILING TO APPPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MAY 12, 2015 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK AFTER BEING ORDERED TO DO SO. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1425.10
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
test
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Appeal Submitted
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Ruling Rescinded
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Appeal Submitted
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-HOO-2
 
 
 
- Appeal Waived
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Appeal Submitted
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Appeal Waived
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Appeal Submitted
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 5/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-2 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-HOO-2 - Appesdfsadal Waived]
Name: JAMES A DODGEN Ruling Date: 5/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0064 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1500.00) DOLLARS for failure to properly conduct your business, resulting in the late scratch of ROYAL WELLS (ARG) from the post parade of the seventh race at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2015. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
 
810 KAR 1:027 Section 15, subsection (1) (c) 2.
 
 
 
                                                                                                                      By Order of the Stewards
Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 5/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-72 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date May 9, 2015, for failure to declare equipment flipping halter at time of entry on the horse Soaring Dea, entered in the eighth race, on Mayl 9, 2015 , at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 9, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
Name: ERNEST A LINGNAU Ruling Date: 5/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-76 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Trainer Ernest Lingnau, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on May 10, 2015, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “Tecorichi” that was entered in the first race, on May 15, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ernest Lingnau a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 9, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1 (C) (11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration”.
 
 
 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: Marvin de Jesus Parada-Hernandez Ruling Date: 5/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151006 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF AN ARLINGTON PARK SECURITY REPORT UNLICENSED GROOM MARVIN PARADA IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN THE STABLE AREA ON MAY 4, 2015. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1425.10 1402.70
Name: EVER ROMERO OLGUIN Ruling Date: 5/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-75 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 10, 2015 for failure to enter the horse Primal Lad to correct Salix/Lasix status in the third race on May 13, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ever Olguin, a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50).  The fine is to paid on or before June 9, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
 16.47.1.10 (C) (8)  Trainers responsibility to immediately notify the stewards and commission veterinarian of all out-of-state certified horses on Salix®;
 
15.2.5.8  (B) (9) Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet.  No further declaration will be required at that meet unless there is a change.  
 
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: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 5/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155025 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER GERALD LONGO IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR FAILING TO HONOR THE DECLARATION OF THE HORSE MIDNIGHT DESTROYER IN RACE 12 ON MAY 8, 2015 AT MAYWOOD PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE SECTION 1312.240
Name: NELSON WILLIS Ruling Date: 5/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155026 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO'S ANIMAL FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY DATED MAY 6, 2015 STATING THAT BLOOD SAMPLE NUMBER 825469 TAKEN FROM DELIGHT FASHION FIRST PLACE FINISHER OF RACE THREE ON MAY 1, 2015 AT MAYWOOD PARK REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF PHENYLBUTAZONE AT THE LEVEL OF 3.8 +/- 0.5 UG/ML (95% CONFIDENCE LEVEL) THE STEWARDS CONDUCTED AN INQUIRY. AFTER CONSIDERING THE TESTIMONY PRESENTED, THE STEWARDS FIND TRAINER NELSON WILLIS IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULES 603.30, 603.50 AND 603.60 A3A1 (FIRST BUTE OVERAGE WITHIN A 365 DAY PERIOD) AND IS HEREBY ISSUED A CIVIL PENALTY OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250).
Name: TYRONE L GLEASON Ruling Date: 5/8/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-66 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Friday May 8, 2015 for employing a person in a capacity for which he/she was not licensed.  
 
Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules.  Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 6, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following 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."
  
 16.47.1.8 (O) The commission may establish provisions for temporary licenses, or may permit applicants to participate in racing pending action on an application.  No person may engage in horse racing or be employed on the licensee's premises unless he has been licensed by the commission with the exception of casino employees and also food concession employees who work in non-restricted areas.
Name: JAMES R CHILDERS Ruling Date: 5/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 153006 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER JAMES CHILDERS IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100.00 FOR ENTERING AN INELIGIBLE HORSE NECESSITATING THE LATE SCRATCH OF "ALASKAN PARADOX" FROM THE 6TH RACE ON MAY 5, 2015 AT FAIRMOUNT PARK. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1413.30 1413.230(E)
Name: NOEL REY BURCIAGA Ruling Date: 5/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-93 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, NOEL BURCIAGA, LICENSE #216460 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: CHRISTOPHER LEE LOPEZ Ruling Date: 5/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-92 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, CHRISTOPHER LOPEZ, LICENSE #267071 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: PRISCILLA LEON Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-53 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Priscilla Leon, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 29, 2015 for standing honking her car horn at the security gate guards of the Downs at Albuquerque on April 21, 2015 and was found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Priscilla Leon a penalty in the amount of twenty five dollars ($25.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 2, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 FOUND IN VIOLATION OF 15.2.3.8B3 NMAC:
(3) Disciplinary action.  The stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters.
 (f)     The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules:  issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission.
Name: ROBERT P SMOLIN Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152032 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER ROBERT SMOLIN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR INTERFERENCE TO MULTIPLE HORSES APPROACHING MID STRETCH DURING THE SIXTH RACE ON MAY 2, 2015 AT BALMORAL PARK WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS HORSE ROCKIN CASSINOVA FOURTH TO NINTH POSITION. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE SECTION 1318.40
Name: TEMPLE DEAN RUSHTON Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-55 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having been notified by phone and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date May 2, 2015, for failure to declare equipment flipping halter at time of entry on the horse Passed Due, entered in the eighth race, on May 1, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars    ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before June 2, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10)   Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
Name: TIMOTHY CURTIN Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155023 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TIM CURTIN, DRIVER OF EXCELERATED SPEED IN THE 8TH RACE ON APRIL 30, 2015 AT MAYWOOD PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR RACING INSIDE A PYLON AFTER THE 3/4 AND GAINING UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. EXCELERATED SPEED 2 PLACED 3 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE SECTION 1318.180A
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-58 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Duplicate  of 2015-DAA-57 issued in error
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-57 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN R. EVANS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an ineligible entry of “Reeser” (pulled entry) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the seventh race, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN R. EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: TYRONE L GLEASON Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-48 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
For failure to wear a required protective helmet and/or safety vest on May 1 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.  Tyrone L. Gleason is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50).  The fine is to be paid on or before Date: June 2, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
15.2.5.13 (8)  Any licensed assistant starter and any licensee mounted on a horse or stable pony on the association’s racing surface (racetrack surface) must wear a properly fastened New Mexico racing commission approved protective helmet and safety vest.
 
(a)  The helmet worn must comply with one of the following minimum safety standards or later revisions:
                                                                (i)            American society for testing materials (ASTM 1163); or,
                                                                (ii)           UK standards (EN-1384 and PAS-015); or,
                                                                (iii)         Australian/New Zealand standard (AS/NZ 3838).
 
Name: JAMES P DURANTE III Ruling Date: 5/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155024 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JAMES DURANTE III, DRIVER OF AJS PRINCE IN THE 3RD RACE ON MAY 1, 2015 AT MAYWOOD PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR RACING INSIDE A PYLON AFTER THE 3/4 AND GAINING UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. AJS PRINCE 4 PLACED 5 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE SECTION 1318.180A
Name: PAUL ALLEN SMITH Ruling Date: 5/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-35 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on 5/1/2015 for bringing his horse Name of Horse: Slew Wagon late to the paddock for the 1st race, on Date: 4/29/2015, at Track: Downs at Albuquerque. which resulted in a late program scratch.  Licensee is found to be violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before Date: June 1st, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
 
Name: JED H VANE Ruling Date: 5/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-34 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on 5/1/2015 and having fulfilled the conditions required is hereby reinstated, and restored, as of this Date: 5/1/2015.
 
Name: JED H VANE Ruling Date: 5/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-34 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-34 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: TIMOTHY CURTIN Ruling Date: 4/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155022 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TIM CURTIN, DRIVER OF DANCINONGTHETABLE IN THE FIRST RACE ON APRIL 24, 2015 AT MAYWOOD PARK, IS ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50 FOR DROPPING A FOOT APPROACHING THE 3/4. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE SECTION 1318.80 IMPROPER CONDUCT
Name: ALONZO ARANDA Ruling Date: 4/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-31 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alanzo Aranda, having been notified by phone and waived his right to a hearing on April 29, 2015, for entering the horse Ko Style in the wrong race April 25, 2015, which resulted in a program scratch in the first race on May 2, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alanzo Aranda a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before May 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 16.47.1.10 C(18)  OTHER RESPONSIBILITY:  A trainer is responsible for: horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;
 
15.2.3.8(B-3) Disciplinary action.  The stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters.
                  
Name: ANDREW MARK HANSEN Ruling Date: 4/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151004 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2015 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD TRAINER LICENSE OF ANDREW M HANSEN IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE IN LIEU OF A RACE TRACK EMPLOYEE LICENSE (ASSISTANT STARTER). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.820 C
Name: ALLAN R PLEVER Ruling Date: 4/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151002 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2015 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RACING OFFICIAL LICENSE OF ALLAN R PLEVER IS HEREBY RESCINDED AS HE IS NO LONGER WORKING IN THIS CAPACITY. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.58
Name: INEZ KARLSSON Ruling Date: 4/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 151003 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2015 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RACING OFFICIAL LICENSE OF INEZ KARLSSON IS HEREBY RESCINDED AS SHE IS NO LONGER WORKING IN THIS CAPACITY. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.58
Name: RODOLFO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4868-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/4/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner-Trainer Rodolfo Sanchez having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 4/25/2015 and his right to appeal.
 
Mr. Sanchez is hereby suspended 15 days (5/04/2015 through 5/18/2015) and fined five hundred ($500) dollars for a positive test for Clenbuterol @ 522 +/- 117 picograms per milliliter taken from his horse "Phoebes Hero" winner of the twelfth race at Sam Houston Race Park on 3/27/2015, sample #SH061683.
 
First violation within 365 days.
 
During the term of this suspension Mr. Sanchez is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of horses owned or trained by Mr. Sanchez is denied pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.
 
The horse "Phoebes Hero" is hereby disqualified from the twelfth race at Sam Houston Race Park on 3/27/2015 with the purse money redistributed as follows:
 
1.  #6  Rideawagon
2.  #3  An Ocean N A Prayer
3.  #1  Special Regrets
4.  #7  Blaze in Bok Lady
5.  #9  Holler At A Hero
6.  #8  My Perfect Six
7.  #5  SR Jess A Fortune
8.  #4  Kickin Butt
Unplaced #2 Phoebes Hero
Name: KENNETH SAMUEL HAMILTON Ruling Date: 4/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/25/2015 Suspension End: 5/4/2015
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Groom, Kenneth S. Hamilton   
                                       License #2431  
                                                                                                                          
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that the human Urine sample #11185 submitted by Groom, Kenneth S. Hamilton, collected at Mahoning Valley Race Course on Monday, March 23, 2015. Human urine sample #11185 contained benzoylecgonine which is the major human urinary metabolite of cocaine.  
 
As a result of this report, a hearing was conducted in the steward’s office at Mahoning Race Course on Friday, April 25, 2015. Mr. Hamilton was apprised of his rights and waived his rights to council.    
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing Groom, Kenneth S. Hamilton, D.O.B. 06/04/1966, SSN-XXX-XX-3121, is hereby fined Two Hundred & Fifty ($250.00) Dollars and suspended Ten (10) calendar days from Saturday, April 25, 2015 through Monday, May 4, 2015 inclusive. For violation of and as per O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-09 (first offense) and 3769-2-26 (A) (10) in addition Mr. Hamilton will be subject to future mandatory drug testing.   
 
  
 
During his suspension Mr. Hamilton is denied privileges of the grounds of all race courses under the jurisdiction of the O.S.R.C. (backside & Grandstand).
Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 4/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-28 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/3/2015 Suspension End: 5/9/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jose Luis Enriquez, having been properly noticed, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 25, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “My Attilas Fame” in the first race, April 24, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Enriquez a suspension of 4 days (May 3, 2015 through May 9, 2015).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: 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: Which states in pertinent part that “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts.  If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.”
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: GERALD EDWARD BROOKS Ruling Date: 4/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Gerald E. Brooks   
                                       License #7147, #7148
                                                                                                                          
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Urine sample #811825 taken from horse “Cusabo (g)” which finished First (1st) in the First (1st) Race on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Mahoning Valley Race Course, Blood sample #811825 was found to contain Testosterone.
 
Urine sample #811825 was found to contain Testosterone at a concentration of 222 nanograms per milliliter of urine.  
This concentration exceeds the regulatory threshold adopted by the Ohio State Racing Commission of 20 nanograms per milliliter of urine for testosterone in a gelding.
 
As a result of this report, a hearing was conducted for Owner/Trainer Gerald E. Brooks in the steward’s office on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Mr. Brooks was apprised of his rights and waived his rights to counsel and was represented by H.B.P.A. Director Dave Basler (via telephone).
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Owner/Trainer Gerald E. Brooks, D.O.B.-04/27/1966, SSN-XXX-XX-9416, is hereby fined Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars and loss of purse. For violation of O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26.   
Name: PEDRO CARRILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Pedro Carrillo, having been duly notified, and having appeared (via counsel – Pat Bingham), before the Board of Stewards on Sunday April 19, 2015, regarding a confirmed medication overage for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM07504, after it was collected from the horse, “Miracle Fish” which finished second in the 2nd race, Friday, June6, 2014 at Sunray Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 427 picograms per milliliter in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.408ng/ml which converts to 408 picograms per milliliter, at the time of this race the allowable for this medication was 140 picograms per milliliter.)
 
Pedro Carrillo is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Miracle Fish”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at The Downs of Albuquerque, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record and the horse.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for third violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming ejigible to be entered
  
For this third violation within 365 days, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner Pedro Carrillo a penalty of:
1.  Disqualification, loss of purse for the Second race June 21, 2014 at Sunray Park;
2.  A fine in the amount of $5,000 fine and
3.  The horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list for 45 days and
     must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
 
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at The Downs at Albuquerque).
 
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.  
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
  
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/2/2015 Suspension End: 1/29/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony Gallegos, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with Counsel Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on April 19, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM07504 after it was collected from the horse "Miracle Fish" which finished 2nd in the 2nd race, Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Sunray Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 427 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol 0.176 pg/ml in the urine that converts to 176pg/ml in the urine).
 
Tony Gallegos is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". (Effective the time of this violation.)
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this second violation in 365 days , the Board of Stewards assessed Tony Gallegos a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (July 2, 2015 thru January 29, 2016 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Disqualification and loss of purse the for the 2nd race June 21, 2014 at Sunray Park;
 
This is a second offense medication violation in the past 365 day period, this is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Tony Gallegos is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Tony Gallegos are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at DAA Park).
Name: LARRY CLIFFORD CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-20 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/3/2015 Suspension End: 7/2/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Larry Chavez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM06988, after it was collected from the horse "Royal N Rare" which finished 1ST            in the 4th race, Friday, June 20, 2014 at Sunray Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 793 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Larry Chavez. The split was confirmed positive by Truesdale Laboratory with a finding of  312.5 pg/ml in urine)
 
Larry Chavez is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels"
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Larry Chavez a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (May 3, 2015 thru July 2, 2015        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Friday, June 20, 2014, at Sunray Park.
This is a first offense medication violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Larry Chavez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Larry Chavez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at The Downs at Albuquerque).
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: KELLY LYNN DEITER Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 01-2015 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
01-2015 DE
 
A report from LGC Sample, Inc., the official chemist of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, showed that blood sample #63568, taken from the horse " San Gregoria", who finished first in the eighth race on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 tested positive for "Methocarbamol"  In the amount of 4.2 nanograms per milliliter of plasma. The trainer of this horse, "San Gregoria", Ms Kelly Deiter, ARCI# 2018661, DOB 01/19/1965, availed her right to a split sample. Theb testing of the split was confirmed by the official Chemist of the Industrial Laboratories Company of Colorado.
 
Ms. Deiter waived her right to a hearing and under the authority of the Stewards, refer to D.T.R.C. 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.7, Ms Deiter was found in violation of D.T.R.C. Rules 7.3.1, 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 10.8.1, 10.8.1.3, 15.1, 15.1.1.1, 15.1.1.2, 15.1.2.2, 15.1.2.6, 15.1.2.7, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.3.1.1, 15.1.3.1.2, 15.1.3.1.3, 15.1.3.1.4, (1) Point towards the ARCI Medicaton point sysytem, Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4 and 3.4.1.15.
Name: KELLY LYNN DEITER Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 01-2015 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/2/2015 Suspension End: 1/29/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-15 - Appeal Submitted
Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-18 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MARTIN ORONA, SR. having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on Wednesday,  April 22, 2015, regarding an ineligible entry of “Uneeda Biscuit” (no original foal certificate on file) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the sixth race, Sunday,  April 19, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MARTIN ORONA, SR. a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before May 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
MARTIN ORONA, SR. is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 4/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/2/2015 Suspension End: 7/1/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony Gallegos, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with Counsel Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on April 18, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM06847 after it was collected from the horse "Corporatist" which finished 2nd in the 8th race, Friday, June 06, 2014, at Sunray Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 516 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.408ng/ml that converts to 408pg/ml in the urine).   
 
Tony Gallegos is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". (Effective at the time of this violation.)
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this first violation in 365 days , the Board of Stewards assessed Tony Gallegos a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (May 2, 2015 thru July 1, 2015  inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand, dollars ($1,000.);
(3) Loss of purse the for the 8th race June 6, 2014 at Sunray Park;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, this is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Tony Gallegos is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Tony Gallegos are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at DAA Park).
 
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 4/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/2/2015 Suspension End: 7/1/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-12 - Appeal Submitted
Name: PEDRO CARMONA Ruling Date: 4/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-56 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Ex. Rider, Pedro Carmona  
                                       License #2415
                                                                                                                           
Ex Rider, Pedro Carmona, DOB 07/30/1954, SSN XXX-XX-8157, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for his involvement in a disturbance in the stable area dormitory. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule#3769-4-24, Rule 3769-4-26.    
 
 
 
 
Name: BRET A. BARNES Ruling Date: 4/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-57 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Bart A. Barnes  
                                       License #6899, #6900
                                                                                                                          
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #804568 taken from horse “Stackedndelivered” which finished First (1st) in the First (1st) Race on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Mahoning Valley Race Course, Blood sample #804568 was found to contain Both Flunixin & Phenylbutazone.
 
Blood sample #804568 was found to contain both Flunixin and Phenylbutazone. Both Flunixin and Phenylbutazone are non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAID) approved by the Ohio State Racing Commission for use in horses.  
 
However, the presence of more than one of the approved NSAID (e.g. Flunixin and Phenylbutazone) in an official blood plasma sample is prohibited under the Ohio Thoroughbred Racing Rule 3769-8-01 (B) (1) (a).
 
As a result of this report, a hearing was conducted for Owner/Trainer Bart A. Barnes in the steward’s office on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Mr. Bart A. Barnes was apprised of his rights and waived his rights to counsel.
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Owner/Trainer Bart A. Barnes, D.O.B.-04/17/1959, SSN-XXX-XX-8005, is hereby fined Seven Hundred and Fifty ($750.00) Dollars (second offence). For violation of O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26.   
 
 
 
This ruling does not affect the mutual payoff.
 
Fine has been paid.   
Name: EDGAR VIDAL PAUCAR Ruling Date: 4/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-59 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/26/2015 Suspension End: 5/2/2015
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Jockey, Edgar Paucar
                                      License: #8910
                                                                                                                          
 Jockey Edgar Paucar, DOB 02/14/1975, SSN XXX-XX-8910, is hereby suspended Seven (7) calendar days from Sunday, April 26, 2015 through Saturday, May 2, 2015, inclusive for careless riding in the First (1st  ) Race on Monday, April 20, 2015 Riding #2 ” Adonica” ( for coming out at from the 1 path at top of stretch ¼ pole to the 3or 4 path causing contact with #5 Giggle Fit and bumping though the stretch), causing his horse to be disqualified from first (1st) and placed second (2nd). Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule #3769
Name: JOE PIZZURRO Ruling Date: 4/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-58 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Trainer, Joe Pizzurro     
                                       License #7415  
                                                                                                                          
Trainer, Joe Pizzurro, DOB 07/10/1956, SSN XXX-XX-3015, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars & suspended Seven (7) calendar days (days waived due to mitigating circumstances). For a falsification of his 2015 Trainers license application (failed to reveal an arrest record). Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (7) (10).     
Name: HORACIO ALMARAZ Ruling Date: 4/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-83 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, HORACIO ALMARAZ, LICENSE #226555 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 4/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-9 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
issued in error
Name: HUMBERTO TENA Ruling Date: 4/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-7 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer HUMBERTO TENA JR.,  having been duly notified on  April 18, 2015, and having waived his right to a hearing  before the Board of Stewards, regarding an ineligible horse entry ”Brava Regazza” (no current Owner license), which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the first race, Friday,  April 17, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque;
 
(The Owner of record for the horse “Brava Regazza” is listed as Tayde Hernandez and Reynaldo Martinez. Records indicate Tayde Hernandez is ineligible to be licensed. The horse was ineligible to enter without the current Ownership having a current NMSRC license).
 
HUMBERTO TENA JR. is found to be in violation of;
 
15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be made in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner”.
 
15.2.5.12 (X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.
 
16.47.1.9 (A)(1)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed”.
 
16.47.1.9 (D)(8) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All persons using a Stable name must comply with all rules regarding licensing of Owners”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches and in all other matters pertaining to racing”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed HUMBERTO TENA JR. a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine must be paid within 30 days by May 17, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.
Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-428 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee, ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Rulings#: 186, 206 & 273 issued on:02/14/2015, 03/14/02/20/2015 2015 & 02 28, 2015 and 03/02/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN are suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
  
During said time of applicable suspension, ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN,. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.   
 
 
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-427 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End: 4/23/2015
Ruling Text:
Licensee, JESSE LEE LEVARIO, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Rulings#: 252 & 269 issued on: 02 28, 2015 and 03/02/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to JESSE LEE LEVARIO are suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
 15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
  
 
During said time of applicable suspension,  JESSE LEE LEVARIO. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.   
 
 
 
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-427 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End: 4/23/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-427 - Restored to Good Standing
Licensee, JESSE LEE LEVARIO, having paid the fines assessed in Rulings#: 252 & 269 issued on: 02 28, 2015 and 03/02/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is herby restored to good standing by the Downs of Albuquerque Board of Stewards.
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-4 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2015 Suspension End: 4/30/2015
Ruling Text:
 Issued for training purposes
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-4 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2015 Suspension End: 4/30/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-4 - Ruling Rescinded.  Initial Ruling listed order as incorrect.
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-4 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2015 Suspension End: 4/30/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-4 - Modified Ruling.   Orginal order of finished has been modified as fallows
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 4/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-419 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/12/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr., having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling 2015-SUN-212, issued February 21, 2005, at Sunland Park and the fine assessed in ruling 2015-SUN-226 issued February 23, 2015 at Sunland Park;   
 
Norberto Arroyo Jr. is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.  
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Norberto Arroyo Jr. are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Norbert Arroyo Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.    
Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 4/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-411 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Arturo Chavez  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( flipping halter on),  at time of entry  on the horse “Moonlite Stream”  entered in the first race, on April 10, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
  Arturo Chavez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this third related rule violation at this meet, the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Chavez   a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before May 11, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Arturo Chavez  is found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-377 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador R Soto  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( blinkers off),  at time of entry  on the horse Games Good entered in the seventh race, on March 29, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
  Salvador R Soto is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this second rule violation at this meet, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador R Soto  a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a third related violation at this meeting.  The fine is to paid on or before April 30, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Salvador R Soto  found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-368 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador R. Soto, having been properly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sunday March 29, 2015, for a confirmed medication overage for permitted NSAID's Class IV drug Flunixin which was found in sample # NM10249 after it was collected from the horse “Royal Kettle” which finished in 1st place in the 4th race on 01/02/2015 at Sunland Park.  Mr. Soto is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 45.2 ng/ml in plasma or serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined by, Mr. Soto).
 
For this violation second violation within 365 days, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador R. Soto a penalty as follows:   A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before 04/29/15  in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
  
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood plasma”.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
 
15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of the horse, as outlined in related ruling  issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: ENRIQUE D GARCIA Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-334 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ENRIQUE GARCIA,  having been duly notified, and having appeared (with a translator) before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held to address an investigation of events on, and prior to, February 7, 2015, at Sunland Park
 
(Testimony was made to indicate Mr. Garcia worked in a position for which he was not licensed, that he knowingly participated in the capacity of Trainer for two horses (“Babe’s Bonnie Babe” and “Enuf Bull”), that the horses were to be registered under, and to be raced under, another person’s name as Trainer of record. Mr. Garcia initially made appearance on February 9, 2015, at which time he was notified of a pending investigation).
 
ENRIQUE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(h) NMAC:   Detrimental Conduct  
16.47.1.10 (F)(a)    NMAC:   participation with a Program Trainer
 
In accordance with:
15.2.3.8 (B)(1)(b-c-d) NMAC, and also 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(a-j) NMAC.
 
For these rule violations the Board of Stewards assessed ENRIQUE GARCIA a penalty of suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses, effective March 31, 2015, and the matter be referred to the attention of the New Mexico Racing Commission with a recommendation for penalty that Mr. Garcia be sanctioned a six month suspension of any/all NMSRC licenses, a fine in the amount of five -thousand dollars ($5,000.00), and exclusion during said time of applicable suspension, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
 
15.2.1.9(b) NMAC: States "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 any legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission office, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling, and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.00
Name: ENRIQUE D GARCIA Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-334 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-334 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-339 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO,  having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel) before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held to address an investigation of events on, and prior to, February 7, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(Testimony was made to indicate Mr. Borrego knowingly participated in the capacity of Program Trainer for two horses (“Babe’s Bonnie Babe” and “Enuf Bull”) that were to be registered under, and to be raced under, his name as Trainer, while indicating he was not the actual Trainer of record).
 
ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(h) NMAC:              Detrimental Conduct  
16.47.1.10 (F)(1)(a,b,c,d) NMAC:   Program Trainer
 
In accordance with:
15.2.3.8(B)(1)(b-c-d) NMAC, and also 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(a thru j) NMAC;
 
For these rule violations the Board of Stewards assessed ALFONSO BORREGO  a penalty of suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses, effective March 31, 2015, and the matter be referred to the attention of the New Mexico Racing Commission with a recommendation for penalty that Mr. Borrego be sanctioned a six month suspension of any/all NMSRC licenses, a fine in the amount of five -thousand dollars ($5,000.00), and exclusion during said time of suspension, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
 
15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC: States “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, or Sunday, or any legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission office, or with the Stewards that issued the ruling, and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.00
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Harvey Baeza, having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on March 08,2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 10674, after it was collected from the horse "Duece Coup" which finished first in the 3rd race, Monday, November 03, 2014, at Zia Park; the hearing was held in absentia.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 212 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC performed by Louisiana State Lab confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 183 pg/+ /ml).
 
Harvey Baeza is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Harvey Baeza a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
      (March 19, 2015, through May 18,  2015,  inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Monday, November 03, 2014 at Zia Park;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Harvey Baeza is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Harvey Baeza  are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
                                                 
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-299 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-299 - Modified Ruling
Ruling date corrected to show 031915-051815
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-299 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-226 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 Norberto Arroyo, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 23, 2015 for careless riding, while aboard “Suva Harbor” in the 9th race, February  22, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.  The horse “Suva Harbor” was disqualified from first place and placed 8th for interference.      For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).   The fine is to be paid on or before March 5, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.   Licensee is found to be in violation of:   15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (a) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “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, as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul. “ 15.2.1.9(b) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-218 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/4/2015 Suspension End: 5/3/2015
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer JAIME G. ALDAVAZ SR. having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date (with telephonic counsel Pat Bingham and also translator Maggie Aldavez), regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Stanozolol", which was found in sample NM06551 after it was collected from the horse “Little Southern”, which finished 4th place in the 7th Race at Sunray Park on May 9, 2014. (At the time of this violation Jaime Aldavez Sr., was both the owner and the trainer of record for this horse.)   (The original lab report indicated a finding of a positive urine test is for the drug 16-Hydroxystanzolol metabolite of Stanozolol at 1.2ng/ml.  Sample #NM06551.) Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Mr. Aldavaz, but not sent).   JAIME G ALDAVAZ SR. is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established”.   15.2.6.9 (I) (2) NMAC : Which states in pertinent part "Concentrations of these AAS shall not exceed the following urine threshold concentrations for total (i.e., free drug or metabolite and drug or metabolite liberated from its conjugates): a) 16B-hydroxystanozolol (metabolite of stanozolol (Winstrol)-1ng/ml in urine for all horses regardless of sex".     15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer JAIME G ALDAVAZ SR. a penalty as follows: (1) A Suspension of any/all NMSRC licenses for a period of 60 days (March 4, 2015 thru May 3, 2015, inclusive). (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000); (3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, May 9, 2014, at Sun Ray Park; This is a first Class B violation, and a third total violation (2 prior Class C violations) within a 365 day period, and is in accordance with 15.2.6.9 NMAC. The fine must be paid prior to any reinstatement, per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner JAIME G ALDAVAZ SR a penalty as follows: (1) Disqualification and Loss of purse of the 4th place finisher in 7th Race, May 9, 2014 at Sunray Park. (2) The horse "Little Southern" is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible for any future entry.   During said time of applicable suspension, JAIME ALDAVAZ SR. is hereby excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC; Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of JAIME ALDAVAZ SR are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC; (Additional sanction is to apply to the horse ruling issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-218 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/4/2015 Suspension End: 5/3/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-218 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-212 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO JR.  having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the seventh race, Friday, February 20, 2015, at Sunland Park;.   For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NORBERTO ARROYO JR.  a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 22, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.   Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.   NORBERTO ARROYO JR.  is found to be in violation of:   15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-213 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/1/2015 Suspension End: 3/2/2015
Ruling Text: Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO JR. having been duly summoned, and having failed to appear  before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to persevere while aboard “Three Part Harmony” in the stretch run of the seventh race, Friday, February 20, 2015, at Sunland Park;   NORBERTO ARROYO JR. is found to be in violation of:   15.2.5.13 (E)(5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All horses shall be ridden out in every race. A Jockey shall not ease up or coast to the finish, without adequate cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money”.   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NORBERTO ARROYO JR. a penalty of a two race day riding suspension (Sunday, March 1, 2015, and Monday, March 2, 2015, inclusive).   “The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races”.    
Name: MODESTO GARCIA Ruling Date: 2/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-197 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner MODESTO GARCIA having appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 15, 2015, concerning a Security Citation issued on February 9, 2015, for a parking violation while in the Stable area of Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MODESTO GARCIA a penalty of probation for the remainder of the meet (through April 13, 2015).
 
Any further related incident will result in further action.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: GUSTAVO CANDELARIO BALBUENA Ruling Date: 2/8/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-167 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Groom license issued to Gustavo Balbuena is hereby rescinded. Mr. Balbuena is not currently working in this capacity.  Mr. Balbuena has been issued an assistant starter license for work at Sunland Park.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
1.47.1.8 (M)(2)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license
 
 
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 1/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-550 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
With regard to Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO JR,  having received information from the Oaklawn Park Board of Stewards on January 10, 2015, of a riding suspension of Mr. Arroyo’s license as outlined in ruling # 15-002 issued on January 6, 2015;
 
It is hereby ordered that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission held licenses of NORBERTO ARROYO JR are hereby suspended for nine calendar days as follows:
 
January 15,16,17,18,19, 2015 (5 days);
January 22, 23,24,25, 2015     (4 days);
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.1.9 (C)(22)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Stewards shall honor rulings from other Pari Mutuel jurisdictions regarding license suspensions, revocations, or eligibility of horses”
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(8)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Stewards shall honor rulings issued by other Pari Mutuel Commissions”
 
Name: ELLIOT J BACHICHA Ruling Date: 1/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-514 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ELLIOT BACHICHA JR.  having been duly summoned, and having failed to appear, a hearing was held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Monkey Lion” in the first race, Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ELLIOT BACHICHA JR.a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 2, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
ELLIOT BACHICHA JR is found to be in violation of:
Name: ARTURO MONTES Ruling Date: 12/28/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-504 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/7/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Arturo Montes, Jr, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 28, 2014 for contraband found during vehicle search that occurred at Ruidoso racetrack on August 14, 2014, was found in violation of Commission rules.
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC: The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", January 2014, version 7.0 and "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule", version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, are incorporated by reference. Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico Racing Commission.
 
15.2.6.8 B. NMAC :
 (3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission:
(a)  any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle;
(b)  any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.
 (7)  The recommended penalty (in absence of mitigating circumstances) for violation of Paragraph (3) of Subsection B of 15.2.6.8 NMAC is a fifteen hundred dollar ($ 1,500) fine and a six month suspension.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Montes, Jr a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00), and a suspension of six months, (January 07, 2015 through July 07, 2015, inclusive). The fine is to be paid before any re-instatement by the New Mexico Racing Commission. In addition, Arturo Montes, Jr is hereby referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any further action they deem necessary.
 This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
(3) Disciplinary action.
(f) The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules: issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission. (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. (h) The stewards shall submit a written report to the commission of every inquiry and hearing. (i) A stewards' ruling shall not prevent the commission from imposing a more severe penalty (j) The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for 15.2.3 NMAC 3disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter.
During the period of this suspension, Arturo Montes, Jr is denied access to any grounds under the supervision of the NMRC, nor shall any horses owned, trained or under the care of Arturo Montes, Jr be allowed to participate in any races under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per15.2.1.9 (C) (21) (c) NMAC.
 
                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS        
 
_______________________               ________________________          ________________________________
      CONNIE ESTES                                        DAVID KEITER                                    ED L'ECUYER  
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
 
Name: ARTURO MONTES Ruling Date: 12/28/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-504 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/7/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-504 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/21/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-459 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/21/2014 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jose Luis Enriquez having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling # 2014-ZIA-39 issued on September 14, 2014 at Zia Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Jose Luis Enriquez are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/21/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-459 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/21/2014 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-459 - Restored to Good Standing
Paid fine @DAA 4/10/15
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 12/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-441 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/28/2014 Suspension End: 12/29/2014
Ruling Text:
Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr., having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 20, 2014 for careless riding, while aboard “Designated Hitter” in the 6th race, December 19, 2014, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.  The horse “Designated Hitter” was disqualified from 1st place and placed 4th for interference.   
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Norberto Arroyo Jr. a penalty of a two-day riding suspension, (December 28, 2014  through December 29, 2014 inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not preclude riding in designated races.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (a) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “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, as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul. “
 
15.2.1.9(b) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
 
Name: EFRAIN GONZALEZ VIGI Ruling Date: 12/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-425 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Efrain Gonzalez Vigi failed to honor or be excused from his riding engagement in the second race, December 06, 2014 at Sunland Park.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Efrain Gonzalez Vigi a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before January 14, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: EFRAIN GONZALEZ VIGI Ruling Date: 12/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-425 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-425 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: JOEL MARTINEZ JR Ruling Date: 11/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-323 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Joel Martinez Jr., having failed to appear  before the Board of Stewards on November 26, 2014, for careless riding, (failure to have control away from the gate while aboard “Raining Girl” in the eleventh race, November 23, 2014, at Zia Park), is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joel Martinez Jr a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
 
Name: RANDY NUNLEY Ruling Date: 11/4/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 78-2014 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
78-2014 DE
 
A report from LGC Science, Inc. the Official Chemist of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, showed that the blood sample  #44539, taken from the horse "Chili Bean", who finished first in the fourth race on Saturday, June 7, 2014, tested positive for "Triamcinolone Acetonide" in the amout of 392 picograms per milliliter of plasma. The trainer of this horse, Mr. Randy Nunley, waived his right to a split sample.
 
As a result of a positive, Mr. Nunley was noticed for  a hearing. Having appeared for a hearing on Monday, November 3, 2014; Mr.  Nunley voluntarily waived his right to be represented by legal counsel. Under the Authority of the Stewards, refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3.1. 3.3.3, 3.3.10, 3.4.1.7, and based of evidence and tesitmony presented at the hearing, Mr. Nunley was found to be in violation of D.T.R.C. Rules 7.3.1, 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 10.8.1.3, 15.1.1.1, 15.1.1.2, 15.1.2.2, 15.1.2.6, 15.1.2.7, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.3.1.1, 15.1.3.1.2 and 15.1.3.1.3. Mr Nunley is fined the sum of One Thousand ($1,000.00) dollars. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 18.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
 
This Violation shall incur ONE (1) Point towards the ARCI Medication point system.
 
The horse "Chili Bean" is disqualified from all purse monies in the fourth race on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
 The purse is ordered to be redistributed as follows:
1st- Champion Sound; 2nd-Yellowknife Joe; 3rd-Bar Wedding; 4th-Thr Great Milenko; 5th-Hobson B; 6th-Shot Gun Sen Sobel; 7th -Chili Bean. This Ruling in no way affects the pari-mutuel wagering in this race. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 17.6.1 and 17.7 (all)
 
Name: EFRAIN GONZALEZ VIGI Ruling Date: 11/2/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-241 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-ZIA-241 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: EFRAIN GONZALEZ VIGI Ruling Date: 11/2/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-241 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Efrain Gonzalez Vigi, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 02, 2014, for careless riding, while aboard “Lighting McQueen” in the first race, November 01, 2014, at Zia Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Efrain Gonzalez Vigi a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before December 02, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
Name: JOEL MARTINEZ JR Ruling Date: 10/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-217 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Joel Martinez, Jr having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the eleventh race on October 25, 2014 at Zia Park race track is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before November 26, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards
 
Name: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-184 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Manuel R. Rodriguez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug Stanozolol, which was found in sample NM08115 after it was collected from the horse “Tell Arriba”, which finished ninth in the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.
 
Manuel R. Rodriguez is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Tell Arriba”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
Owner Manuel R. Rodriguez, first positive test violation in this classification in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(1)a NMAC.
 
    1.  For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner Manuel R. Rodriguez, a penalty disqualification from the race and loss of purse of the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.
    2. The horse “Tell Arriba" is hereby placed on the Veterinarians list, and must pass a Commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry, per 15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(a) NMAC) 
 (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-182 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/28/2004 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel R. Rodriguez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug Stanozolol, which was found in sample NM08115 after it was collected from the horse “Tell Arriba”, which finished ninth in the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.(The original lab report indicated a finding of a positive urine test is for the drug 16-Hydroxystanozolo metabolite of Stanozolol at 3.2ng/ml.  Sample #NM08115.) Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but not sent. Additionally, there are no acceptable test limit levels for this drug, and Class III-Penalty A drugs of this nature have a high potential for affecting the outcome of a race, and have no approved or indicated use in a horse).
 
Manuel R. Rodriguez is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established”.
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel R. Rodriguez a penalty as follows:
(1)  Suspension of 180 days (December 27, 2014 thru 6/25/15). (These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.)
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.
This is a second positive test violation in this classification in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(1)a NMAC.
The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Manuel R. Rodriguez is hereby excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC;
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Manuel R. Rodriguez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC;
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-176 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/29/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel R. Rodriguez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM07876, after it was collected from the horse "Shaded Dash" which finished first in the 4th race, Friday, July 25, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs;  (In accordance with: 15.2.6.10(D)(2) NMAC; Mr. Rodriguez was given the option of sending a split sample, however, declined to send a split.)
 
Manuel R. Rodriguez is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel R. Rodriguez a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (October 29, 2014 thru  December 27, 2014  inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Friday, July 25, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, this is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
  
During said time of applicable suspension, Manuel R. Rodriguez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Manuel R. Rodriguez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date.)
Name: GREGORY A GRIFFITH Ruling Date: 10/18/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 71-2014 DE Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 9127 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/11/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
71-2014  
 
Unlicensed Trainer Gregory A. Griffith, DOB 2/10/1957, is hereby suspended in the State of Delaware, for failing to keep his agreement made through the Stewards Ofice to make his payment of $500.00 monthly payment towards his outstanding bill of $9,127.00, due to Greg's Hay and Strraw, LLC. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.1.1,  2.5.1.4, 2.5.1.10, 2.5.1.17.1, 3.3, 3.4 and 18.1.2.
Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/5/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-127 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2014 Suspension End: 10/14/2014
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jose Luis Enriquez, having been represented before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard “Rubye James” in the fourth race, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Enriquez a penalty of a two race day riding suspension (Monday, October 13, 2014, and Tuesday, October 14, 2014, inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
 
Jose Luis Enriquez Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: MURRAY LYNN ROJAS Ruling Date: 9/29/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 2014-Comm-2467-2014 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
67-2014
 
A report from LCG Science, Inc., the Official Chemist of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, showed that the blood sample 44839, taken from the horse "Barracuda Wayne", who fijished first in the third race on Saturday, July 12, 2014, tested positive for "DEXAMETHASONE". The Trainer of this horse, Ms. Murray L. Rojas, DOB1/13/1966 availed herself to split sample was confirmed by the Official Chemists of The Industrial Laboratories Company of Colorado.
 
As a result of the positive, Ms. Rojas was notice for a hearing. Ms. Rojas waived her right to hearing and under the authority of the Board of Stewards, refer to D.T.R.C. 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.7, Ms Rojas was found to be in violation of D.T.R.C Ruoles 7.3.1, 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 10.8.1.3, 15.1.1.1, 15.1.1.2, 15.1.2.2, 15.1.2.6, 15.1.2.7, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.3.1.1, 15.1.3.1.2 and 15.1.3.1.3. Ms. Rojas is fined the sum of One-Thousnad ($1,000.00) dollars. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 18.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
 
This violation shall incur One (1) Point towards the ARCI Mediaction point systems.
 
The horse "Barracuda Wayne" is disqualified from allpurse monies in the Third Race on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The purse is ordered redistributed as follows:
1st-Coach Fridge
2nd-He's Got Talent
3rd-Ohnonotagain
4th-Silvertonguedtommy
5th-Dash of Dazzle
6th-Rope
7th-Whatthravenwants
8th-Barracuda Wayne
This ruling in no way affects thepari-mutuel wagering in this race. Refer to D.T.R.C. Ruoles 17.6.1 and 7.7 (all).
Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-NMS-29 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/12/2015 Suspension End: 10/8/2015
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 17, 2014 for a positive test for the drug “PROCAINE” which was found in sample# NM07501 after it was collected from the horse “CHOCOLATIER” which finished in 1ST place in the 1ST race on June 21, 2014 at SunRay Park Race Track  is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:
 
  • A suspension of any/all NMRC issued licenses for a period o f 180 days (suspension will begin, April 12, 2015 and end October 8, 2015, inclusive.  During said time of suspension, licensee is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 NMAC. Pursuant to Commission rules, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of licensee are ineligible to start in any race in this jurisdiction.
 
  • A fine in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred ($2500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before October 17, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
  • Loss of purse for the 1ST race that ran on June 21, 2014 at SunRay Park racetrack.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
(The original lab report indicated PROCAINE at 267 pg/ml in the urine sample by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry)
       
15.2.6.9 – Medication and Prohibited Substances
The “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule”, revised December 2012, version 5.0 as issued by the association of racing commissioners international, is incorporated by references. Upon a finding of a violation of
any medication and prohibited substance rule, which include the passion of contraband as listed in Subsection I of 15.2.6.9 NMAC, The Stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as promulgated by association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico racing commission.
 
    1. Uniform Classification Guidelines:
The following outline describes the type of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary.
         (3) Class 3- Drugs in this class may or may not have an accepted therapeutic use in the horse. Many are drugs that affect the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and autonomic nervous system. They all have the potential of affecting the performance of the horse
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the official chemist of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”
 
15.2.6.11 (A) NMAC and16.47.1.10 (B) NMAC:
   (1) Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
  (2) A trainer must prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules.
  
 
Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-NMS-29 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/12/2015 Suspension End: 10/8/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-NMS-29 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/18/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-NMS-24 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 New Mexico Racing Commission Ruling #2014-NMS-19 is hereby rescinded having the wrong date for the fine payment.
 
Explanation of situation: A mistake was made for the payment of the $1,000.00 fine in the ruling #2014-NMS-19 which should have read October 18, 2014 not March 20, 2014.
 
 
Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 9/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-39 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Jose Luis Enriquez having been duly notified appeared telephonically, (Via his Agent Walter Ramos) for failure to honor his/her riding engagement  and failure to notify stewards he would not be present to ride on 09/8/14 3rd Race at Zia Park.
 
As a result, the Board of Stewards has assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before 10/14/14 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: Rolando Salinas Ruling Date: 8/23/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 45-2014 DE Ruling Type: Unlicensed Participant
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
54-2014
 
Exercise Rider Rolando Salinas, DOB 12/08/1988, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Saturday, August 23, 2014, is hereby fined the sum of One-Hundred ($100.00) dollars for working in the stable area without a State License. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.2.1, 2.5.1.4, 2.6.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.7 and 3.4.1.15.
Name: RENE SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 8/10/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0540414 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0540414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: August 10, 2014 Trainer RENE SAUCEDO (DOB: 11/24/1968 NMSRC LICENSE #56082732) having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 9, 2014, for failure to have the registration certification on file for "Rabbits Cowboy" that ran in the fourth race, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs, which resulted in a subsequent disqualification; RENE SAUCEDO is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12(B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the racing secretary." 16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for registering with the racing secretary each horse in his/her charge within 24 hours of the horse's arrival on association grounds." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RENE SAUCEDO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 10, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: TYLER DAVIS Ruling Date: 6/22/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-033-14 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/24/2014
Ruling Text:
Mr. Tyler Davis while driving #6, We Do It All, in the 2nd race at Harrington Racway on June 18, 2014 crossed over in front of #3, Jodi Lin, in the first turn causing Jodi Lin to make a break.  We Do It All finished 5th and was placed 7th.  DHRC rule 7.6.13.1.3  Mr. Davis is suspended from driving beginning June 22, 2014 to and including June 24, 2014.  
Name: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/16/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0376414 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0376414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: JUNE 16, 2014 Trainer MANUEL RODOLFO RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 04/02/1963 NMSRC LICENSE #:96074255) having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date concerning a Security Citation issued for failure to display his license upon entry to the Test Barn on June 15, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.6.10 (A)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "All persons who wish to enter the Test Barn area must be a minimum of 18 years old, be currently licensed by the Commission, display the Commission identification badge, and have a legitimate reason for being in the Test Barn area". 16.47.1.8 (R)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A person must present an appropriate license or other authorization issued by the Commission to enter a restricted area". 16.47.1.8 (R)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Stewards may require visible display of a license while the licensee is engaged in the duty for which he/she is licensed and on the Association grounds". For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL RODOLFO RODRIGUEZ a penalty in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 16, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: GEORGE T. MCCLEMENTS Ruling Date: 5/20/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-017-14 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/15/2014 Suspension End: 5/19/2014
Ruling Text:
Becausing of mitigation circumstances, groom George T. McClements is suspended for 5 days, beginning May 15, 2014 to and including May 19, 2014 for failing to report for a a drug test at Harrington Raceway on May 4, 2014.  DHRC rule 5.18.2.5   Mr. McClements was tested the following day and was negative.
Name: Francisco Rodriguez Ruling Date: 5/15/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 2014-DEL-10 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/15/2014 Suspension End: 5/26/2015
Ruling Text:
04-2014  
 
Unlicensed Groom Francisco Rodriguez, DOB 12/13/1992, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Thursday, May 15, 2014, is hereby fined the sum of One-Hundred ($100.00) dollars for working in the stable area without a State License after he has been told that he was not able to obtain one until adjudication of charges pending in Maryland. Mr Rodriguez shall be suspended indefinitely and in order to be reinstated he must appear before the Board of Stewards for a follow-up hearing. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.2.1, 2.6.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.7 and 3.4.1.15.
Name: ROGER B PLANTE Ruling Date: 4/8/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-044-14 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/12/2014 Suspension End: 4/14/2014
Ruling Text:
Mr. Roger Plante Jr, while driving #3, Happy Feet Too, in the 1st race on April 7, 2014 at Dover Downs impeded the progress to #7, Dawgone Fool, in the stretch.  Happy Feet Too finished 1st and was placed 2nd.  DHRC rule 7.6.13.1.2   Mr. Plante received a 3 day driving suspension for this violation.
Name: JAMES ALPHONSE MORAND Ruling Date: 4/8/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-041-14 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/11/2014 Suspension End: 4/13/2014
Ruling Text:
Mr. James Morand while driving #5, Inside Man, in the 3rd race on April 6, 2014 at Dover Downs impeded the progress of #8, Boardwalk Gangster, in the stretch.  Inside Man finished 3rd and was placed 4th.  DHRC rule 7.6.13.1.2  Mr. Morand had an opportunity for a hearing but elected to pay the fine.
Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 3/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3262514 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3262514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: March 7, 2014 Trainer ARTURO CHAVEZ (DOB: 10/09/1957 NMSRC LICENSE #:76080771) having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, in reference to a Security Citation issued for having unlabeled medication found during a random barn search made of Mr. Chavez' stable on March 1, 2014, at Sunland Park; ARTURO CHAVEZ is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 (J)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No person on association grounds where horses are lodged or kept, excluding licensed veterinarians, shall have in that person's care, custody or control, a drug, medication, chemical, foreign substance or other substance that is prohibited in a horse on a race day unless the product is labeled in accordance with this subsection. This restriction includes, but is not limited to, locations on the association grounds where that person occupies, in that person's personal property, effects or vehicle." 15.2.6.9(J)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Any drug or medication which is used or kept on association grounds and which, by federal or state law, requires a prescription must have been validly prescribed by a duly licensed veterinarian, and in compliance with the applicable state statutes. All such allowable medications must have a prescription label which is securely attached and clearly ascribed to show the following: the name of the product; the name, address and telephone number of the veterinarian prescribing or dispensing the product; the name of each patient (horse) for whom the product is intended/prescribed; the dose, dosage, duration of treatment and expiration date of the prescribed/dispensed product; the name of the person (trainer) to whom the product was dispensed. Statement of Facts: One bottle of unlabeled "Methocarbamol" was discovered during the random search. Additionally, Mr. Chavez was warned to be in compliance with policy set by management regarding alcohol in the stable area. For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ARTURO CHAVEZ a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 7, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER RON WALKER ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: BENJAMIN C STAFFORD Ruling Date: 1/21/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-013-14 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/21/2014 Suspension End: 1/23/2014
Ruling Text:
While driving #1, Mindale's Smile, in the 5th race on January 20, 2014 at Dover Downs, Mr. Ben Stafford Jr hooked wheels in the stretch with #6, Beechwood Diana.   DHRC rule 7.6.13.1.9  Mr. Stafford Jr had an opportunity for a hearing but elected to take the 3 day suspension.
Name: BENJAMIN C STAFFORD Ruling Date: 8/22/2013
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-085-13 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #8, By Design, in the 8th race on July 25, 2013 Mr. Stafford, Jr crossed over at the start and caused interference to #3, Lookout Stokk Zone and #6, Little Miss B.  By Design finished 2nd and was placed 8th.  DHRC rules (7.6.13.1.2)(7.6.13.1.3)  Mr. Stafford had a hearing in the Judges' office at Harrington Raceway on August 12, 2013.  This ruling is under appeal.
Name: BENJAMIN C STAFFORD Ruling Date: 8/22/2013
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-085-13 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: HAR-085-13 - Appeal Submitted
In view of the evidence presented at the Commission hearing on November 6, 2013, the DHRC concludes that substantial evidence has established that Mr. Stafford violated DHRC rules 7.6.13.1.2 and 7.6.13.1.3.  The penalty consisting of Mr. Stafford who finished 2nd and was placed 8th imposed by the Judges is within the authority of the Judges and appropriate for this rule violation.
Name: Donald William Frazier Ruling Date: 1/6/2000
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: PM15-019 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Frazier's eligibility is re-established. If he wishes to re-apply in Oregon he will need to sign a periodic drug testing form and pass with a clean drug test. This testing may be done with a pre-screen drug wipe.



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