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. >9/19/2016<

425 Total Rulings compiled at: 9/24/2016 8:48:41 PM G.M.T.

Name: TRAVIS ELVIN BOWMAN Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-138 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA 457 (1)© Plyon Infraction
Name: TRAVIS ELVIN BOWMAN Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-138-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-138 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JIM ROBERT MARINO Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-141 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/24/2016 Suspension End: 9/26/2016
Ruling Text:
Cause Interference 2 Days Driving Only
Name: JIM ROBERT MARINO Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-141-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/24/2016 Suspension End: 9/26/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-141 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MARIA KATHLEEN STANFORD Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-140 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entering ineligible horse.
Name: MARIA KATHLEEN STANFORD Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-140-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-140 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: TODD WYATT FINCHER Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-19 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer license issued to Todd Fincher is hereby restored to good standings after paying fines assessed in ruling 2016-RUI-167 on September 24, 2016 at Zia Park.
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/9/2017 Suspension End: 9/6/2017
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32610, after it was collected from the horse "Buldem Fast" during an Out of Competition test June 29,2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 506pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 120 calendar days May 9, 2017 through Sep. 6, 2017 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00.);
(3)  The horse Buildem Fast is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-41 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/7/2017 Suspension End: 5/8/2017
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32609, after it was collected from the horse "Hearts Princess" during an Out of Competition test, June 29, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 89pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 90 calendar days (February 7, 2017 through May 8, 2017 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1000.00.);
(3)  The horse Hearts Princess is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-44 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/7/2017 Suspension End: 1/5/2018
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32611, after it was collected from the horse "A Super Sonic Boom" during an Out of Competition test June 29,2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 425 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 120 calendar days Sep.7, 2017 through Jan. 5, 2018 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00.);
(3)  The horse A Super Sonic Boom is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-47 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/6/2018 Suspension End: 5/6/2018
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32612, after it was collected from the horse "Rocky ELRoble" during an Out of Competition test June 29,2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 461pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 120 calendar days( Jan 6, 2018 through May 6, 2018 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00.);
(3)  The horse Rocky ELRoble is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: KEITH L CLARK Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-137 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA 457(1)© Pylon infraction
Name: KEITH L CLARK Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-137-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-137 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-39 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Jaime Aldavaz Sr. was called when the Stewards were unable to contact Jamie Aldavaz Sr. telephonically on August 17, 2016 for failure to declare equipment “Flipping halter On” at time of entry on the horse“Mega Source” entered in the 10TH race on August 14, 2016 at The Downs at 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 September17, 2016 in accordance with

NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

Name: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-38 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
 
 
Trainer Albert Franco DOB 07/12/1977 having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically on this date September 24, 2016 for declaring Flipping Halter on at time of entry on the horse Sandys Jesse, and then failing to run with the designated equipment entered in the 9th race on September 23, 2016, at The New Mexico State Fair.
 Mr. Franco is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
15.2.5.8   NMAC
 ENTRIES AND NOMINATIONS  B. PROCEDURE:   (10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.  
16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS  
T.  KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.:
 
For this 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 October 24, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: TYLER DONALD WALKER Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-139 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 10/22/2016
Ruling Text:
Fail Drug Test
Name: TYLER DONALD WALKER Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-139-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 10/22/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-139 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: TONY L PICKARD Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-43 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Tony L. Pickard DVM, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, September 24, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for the confirmed administration of the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone"(Bute) which was found in sample NM 20089, to be above the allowable limits of 2 .0 mg/ml.
 
The administration of this drug was accidently given under the supervision of Tony L. Pickard and he assumes full responsibility.   
Tony L. Pickard DVM is found to be in violation of:  
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.8 (E) NMAC: VETERINARY COMPLIANCE: The official veterinarian, racing veterinarian, and each practicing veterinarian shall comply with all federal and state statutes and applicable rules regulating veterinary practices as may be promulgated by the New Mexico board of veterinary medicine and the New Mexico board of pharmacy.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony L. Pickard DVM a penalty as follows;
                1. A fine in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00);
                2. Educate and discipline employees as required.
 
15.2.3.8 (B)(3) I NMAC: All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. To be paid by 10//24/2016.
Name: EDILBERTO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-46 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Edilberto Estrada, having been duly notified, and appeared through his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32610, after it was collected from the horse "Buildem Fast" during an Out of Competition test, June 29, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 506pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by his trainer Ronald Stephens.

Edilberto Estrada is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race. 15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ediilberto Estrada a penalty as follows:

(1) The horse Buildem Fast is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.

BY ORDER OF New Mexico State Fair Board of Stewards

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________ steward steward steward An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.

Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-17 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/19/2016 Suspension End: 9/19/2021
Ruling Text: Jockey Hector Aldrete, having appeared before the Board of Stewards and having waived his rights to appeal on September 24, 2016, at Zia Park, concerning summary suspension dated September 19, 2016 for being in procession of an electrical device during a compliance search by the investigator in the 4th race on September 18, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hector Aldrete the following penalty:

    1. A 5 year suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective September 19, 2016 through September 19, 2021.
    2. A $5,000 five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 24, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
During said time of applicable suspension Hector Aldrete is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC,

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”.

15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise”.

16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law”.

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f); 15.2.3.8B (1) (d); 6.47.1.8. T.

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-40 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text: Licensee Jaime Aldavaz Jr. was suspended due to an incorrect ruling 2016 DAA #95 and is hereby reinstated, and restored, as of September 24, 2016.

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-40-REST Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-NMS-40 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: HUBALDO SOLIS Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-48 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Hubaldo Solis, having been duly notified, and appeared through his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32611, after it was collected from the horse "A Super Sonic Boom" during an Out of Competition test, June 29, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 425pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by his trainer Ronald Stephens.

Hubaldo Solis is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race. 15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Hubaldo Solis a penalty as follows:

(1) The horse A Super Sonic Boom is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.

BY ORDER OF New Mexico State Fair Board of Stewards

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________ steward steward steward An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal

Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-51 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Written in error. Ivan Carnero was already reinstated Ruling NMS 34.
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-16 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Toby Keeton having been duly notified, having failed to appear and had his hearing held in absentia before the before the Board of Stewards on September 20, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for SUTHERN IMPACT, entered in the 5th race, on August 27, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Toby Keeton a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($ 50.00). The fine is to paid on or before October 24, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. 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. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HUGO FERNANDO ASTORGA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-49 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Hugo Astorga, having been duly notified, and appeared through his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32612, after it was collected from the horse "Rocky El Robe" during an Out of Competition test, June 29, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 461pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by his trainer Ronald Stephens.

Hugo Astorga is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race. 15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Hugo Astorga a penalty as follows:

(1) The horse Rocky El Robe is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.

BY ORDER OF New Mexico State Fair Board of Stewards

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________ steward steward steward An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check

Name: IVAN N ASTORGA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-50 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Ivan Astorga, having been duly notified, and appeared through his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32612, after it was collected from the horse "Rocky El Robe" during an Out of Competition test, June 29, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 461pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by his trainer Ronald Stephens.

Ivan Astorga is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race. 15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ivan Astorga a penalty as follows:

(1) The horse Rocky El Robe is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.

BY ORDER OF New Mexico State Fair Board of Stewards

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________ steward steward steward An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.

Name: DANIEL APODACA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-45 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Daniel Apodoca, having been duly notified, and appeared through his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32609, after it was collected from the horse "Hearts Princess" during an Out of Competition test, June 29, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 89pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by his trainer Ronald Stephens.

Daniel Apodoca is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race. 15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Daniel Apodoca a penalty as follows:

(1) The horse Hearts Princess is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.

BY ORDER OF New Mexico State Fair Board of Stewards

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________ steward steward steward An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.

Name: JOSUE PONCE Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-18 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/24/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Josue Ponce, having failed to satisfy his financial responsibility to Bradley Bolen for stall rent at the 2016 Ruidoso meet, is hereby suspended pending full payment in the amount of ($500.00) five hundred.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Josue Ponce be suspended, effective immediately September 24, 2016, and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico pending full payment of financial obligation.

Josue Ponce is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.8 I (1) NMAC - Financial Responsibility All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing and the Parental Responsibility Act. 16.47.1.8 L NMAC- Grounds for Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License. (1) The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measure, if the applicant: 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-163 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/24/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Ruben Raul Calderon having failed to pay the fine in the amount of $250.00 assessed in Ruling # 2016-DAA-100 issued on August 19, 2016 at Downs at Albuquerque racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action (l) 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 him 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 (s):

Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-163-RES Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/24/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-DAA-163 - Ruling Rescinded
 
Mr. Calderon had paid his fine before the ruling was issued and this ruling was issued in error
Name: TERRY W JUDGE Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-79 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having failed to pay his fine in ruling 45756 dated August 18, 2016, Owner Terry Judge is hereby suspended.
Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-162 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text: Licensee Jaime Aldavaz, Jr. having failed to pay the fine in the amount of $50.00 assessed in Ruling # 2016-DAA-95 issued on August 17, 2016 at Downs at Albuquerque racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action (l) 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 him 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 (s):

Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-34 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text:
Jockey Ivan Carnero DOB 04/17/1992 having failed to pay the fines assessed in Rulings#2016-RUI-168: at Ruidoso Downs racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Carnero failed to pay his fine by the time prescribed in accordance with
 
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 
 B. Stewards
  (3) Disciplinary action
   (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered
 T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to him are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-34-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-NMS-34 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-34-MOD Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-NMS-34 - Modified Ruling
Name: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-36 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Adrian A. Ramos DOB 11/03/1991 having  Porfirio Cano represent him before  the Board of Stewards on this date September 23, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard #7 Timeto Runaway in race4 , at The New Mexico State Fair, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Ramos failed to maintain a straight course causing interference to the horse Famous Crawdaddy .
Even though the interference did not warrant a disqualification due to the fact that in the opinion of the Board of Stewards the interference to would not have changed the order of finish.
 
For this infraction The Board of Stewards have assessed a penalty of Two Hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00)
 
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 B. Stewards
   (3) Disciplinary action.
  (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: ARNULFO ASCENCIO Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-35 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Owner/Trainer Arnulfo Ascencio Jr. DOB 04/28/1981 having failed to pay the fines assessed in Rulings#2016-RUI-172, 2016-RUI-173: at Ruidoso Downs racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Ascencio failed to pay his fine by the time prescribed in accordance with
 
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 
 B. Stewards
  (3) Disciplinary action
   (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered
 T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to him are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
Name: RANDY NEAL HERRIN Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-088 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/14/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ON 9/14/2016, A SEARCH OF GROOM/HOTWALKER RANDY NEAL HERRIN, JR'S DORM ROOM WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE OF RP BY RP SECURITY DID REVEAL HIM TO BE IN POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. SUBSEQUENTLY, MR. HERRIN WAS ARRESTED BY THE OKC POLICE DEPT. AND TRANSPORTED TO THE OK COUNTY JAIL. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND THAT DUE TO THE PROXIMITY OF MR. HERRIN'S HORSES ENTERED TO RACE, THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. MR. HERRIN IS HEREBY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 9/14/2016 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, MR. HERRIN IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS INCLUDING PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: NOLAN RYAN LITTLE BEAR Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-136 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/20/2016 Suspension End: 9/29/2016
Ruling Text:
Fail Breathalyzer Test
Name: NOLAN RYAN LITTLE BEAR Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-136-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/20/2016 Suspension End: 9/29/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-136 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JOSE ROCHA Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WUD-23 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Careless Riding
Name: JOSE ROCHA Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WUD-23-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-WUD-23 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: NABUCODONOSOR MORALES Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2016-TDN-56 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2016-056
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: September  22, 2016
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Trainer, N. “Nabu” Morales
                                       License #7237
                                                                                                                          
Trainer, N. “Nabu” Morales, DOB 10/09/1953, SSN XXX-XX-8314, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for improperly medicating his horse “Gabio”, necessitating a late scratch in the 2nd-race on Friday, September 16, 2016. Violation of & as per O.S.RC., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule #3769-8-01.     
 
Fine has been paid.
Name: BOYD JOBE CASTER Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-086 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR BOYD JOBE CASTER PLED "NO CONTEST" AND FINED $200.00 FOR ENTERING AN INELIGIBLE HORSE, "ROMAN GLADIATOR" IN THE 5TH RACE AT RP ON 9/14/2016, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH.
Name: ANTHONY W ADAMS Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-78 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On July 21, 2016 the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission sent you a Notice of Information Letter regarding request for transcript of tax return (IRS form 4506-T)  which you failed to respond to. Therefore, your Assistant Starter license is hereby denied.
Name: Timothy Glen Moccasin Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WUD-22 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/25/2016
Ruling Text:
Careless Riding causing Disqualifacation
Name: Timothy Glen Moccasin Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WUD-22-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/25/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-WUD-22 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: ANTONIO NINO PIZZURRO Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2016-TDN-57 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2016-057
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: September 22, 2016
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Antonio N. Pizzurro    
                                       License  
                                                                                                                           
Owner/Trainer, Antonio N. Pizzurro 11/18/1953, SSN XXX-XX-0791, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for having an out dated Equine Infectious Anemia Test (Coggins) on the horse “Doodle Belle” necessitating a scratch in the First (1st) Race on Monday, September 19, 2016. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-4-35 (D).    
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule #3769-7-35.  
 
 
Name: JOHN O. NESS Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Central Wyoming Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-CWF-4 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No. #16-0015
In the Disciplinary Matter of John Ness WPMC#16-0990 Trainer

Upon report from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. blood sample number 133330, taken from “Destiny’s Runner”, which finished first (1st) in the first (1st) race on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Central Wyoming Fair, showed the presence of Triamcinolone Acetonide. The sample was analyzed using utilizing liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and was confirmed for Triamcinolone Acetonide at a level of 281 ± 20 picograms / ml

Trainer John Ness requested an informal hearing before the Board of Stewards at Energy Downs. At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 22, 2016 the informal hearing was held, regarding the alleged violation of a positive test for Triamcinolone Acetonide. Pursuant to The State of Wyoming Commission Rules of Pari-Mutuel Events Chapter 3, Section 4, Informal Steward’s Hearing (a).

The Board of Stewards at Energy Downs heard evidence and testimony on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Trainer John Ness did plead “No Contest” to the violation, as “Destiny’s Runner” had been administered “Triamcinolone Acedtonide”. The Board of Stewards hereby recommends the following penalties: John Ness WPMC #16-0990 is fined the sum of $300.00 due by Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Name: ZENON REYES Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-091 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM/HOTWALKER ZENON ANAYA REYES PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, AND IS HEREBY FINED $100.00 FOR FALSIFICATION OF HIS 2016 OCCUPATION LICENSE APPLICATION REGARDING HIS FELONY CONVICTION.
Name: BRET CALHOUN Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-087 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER WILLIAM BRET CALHOUN PLED "NO CONTEST" TO A LATE SCRATCH AND FINED $200.00 FOR ENTERING AN INELIGIBLE HORSE,"SNUG N EASY" IN THE 7TH RACE AT RP ON 9/9/2016, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH.
Name: JORGE LUIS MOLINA-ORTIZ Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-089 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
THE AUTHORIZED AGENT LICENSE ISSUED TO JORGE LUIS MOLINA-ORTIZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE EFFECTIVE 8/14/2016, AS HE IS NO LONGER LICENSED BY THE OHRC IN THAT CAPACITY.
Name: JAVIER I VANEGAS-ORTIZ Ruling Date: 9/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-090 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
THE OWNER LICENSE ISSUED TO JAVIER I. VANEGAS-ORTIZ, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE EFFECTIVE 8/14/2016, AS HE IS NO LONGER LICENSED BY THE OHRC IN THAT CAPACITY.
Name: CHLOE M BRADLEY Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 16MON65 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/2/2016 Suspension End: 11/15/2016
Ruling Text:
An administrative hearing was held in the Commission Office at Monmouth Park on Thursday, September 8, 2016 for trainer Chloe Bradley regarding her involvement with the 3 year old filly "LUCY N ETHEL" who was entered on August 11, 2016 for the Blue Sparkler Stakes which was scheduled to run on Sunday, August 14, 2016.
After studying all the evidence and reviewing all testimony, the Board of Stewards determined that trainer Chloe Bradley did not have total care, custody and control of "LUCY N ETHEL" prior to entry.
Trainer Chloe Bradley is hereby suspended 45 days October 2, 2016 through and including  November 15, 2016 and fined the sum of  one thousand five hundred ($1500.00) dollars.
During the time of suspension Ms. Bradley is denied the privileges of any grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission.
Violations of N.J.A.C. Rules 13:70-1.15-  Acts Detrimental to Racing
The Stewards may fine, suspend or rule off any person who in their opinion has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules.
13:70-14.3 - Knowledge of Violations
Any person employed or engaged in racing who shall come into possession of knowledge concerning any violation of the rules of racing or any violation of law in connection with the running of a race shall immediately report the information to the stewards of the meeting for investigation and such action as the case may warrant.
13:70-14.4-  False or Misleading Statements
No person shall make false or misleading statements to the stewards, in the course of an investigation.
13:70-16.23 Questionable conduct
The stewards shall take notice of any questionable conduct with or without complaint thereof.
13:70-20.10 Horses owned by disqualified persons
A trainer shall not have under his supervision any horse owned, in whole or in part by a disqualified person; nor shall he assume responsibility for horses not under his active care and supervision, except as stated in section 6 of this subchapter.
Name: WALTER F BISH Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-211 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HORSE "YENOM NEVE" BLOOD SAMPLE CONTAINED FLUNIXIN
Name: HOLLY L HARRIS Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 16MON66 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Based on results of blood analysis from Truesdail Laboratories, the Official Chemist for the New Jersey Racing Commission, that the horse "ABUNDANT FAITH" who raced on Monday, September 5, 2016 (race 3, finished 1st) tested postive for the drug Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO).
 
Having waived her right to a hearing, trainer Holly Harris is hereby fined five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
 
MMV points incurred - 1
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rules- 13:70-14A.1(a), (b), (c), (d), (e)
               13:70-14A.6
Name: SHAWN B FAIRMAN Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-212 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HORSE "MASHPEE POND" BLOOD SAMPLE DID CONTAIN PHENYLBUTAZONE AND KETOPROFEN
Name: WILSON C LANGLEY Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-210 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HORSE "K'S GOT NOTION" BLOOD SAMPLE DID CONTAIN FLUNIXIN
Name: RANDALL L BAYLEY Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-213 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILED TO HAVE HIS HORSE "CHRISTOPHER'S JOY" IN THE PADDOCK FOR THE RUNNING OF THE 3RD RACE.
Name: DAVID CARDOSO Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-038 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY DAVID CARDOSO HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED, FAILED TO APPEAR TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING HIS FAILURE TO FULFILL RIDING ENGAGEMENTS IN THE 2ND AND 4TH RACES ON 5/14/2016 AT WRD. HE WAS DULY NOTIFIED OF THE HEARING SET FOR 9/14/2016 BY CERTIFIED AND REGULAR MAIL. HE FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS IN PERSON OR TELEPHONICALLY FOR FAILING TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS . IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. CARDOSA BE SUSPENDED AND/OR INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE EFFECTIVE 9/16/2016, PENDING HIS APPEARANCE. MR. CARDOSA IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURE OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: TODD WYATT FINCHER Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-32 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/21/2016 Suspension End: 9/24/2016
Ruling Text:
 Owner/Trainer Todd W. Fincher DOB 08/27/2016 having failed to pay the fine assessed in Rulings#2016-RUI-167:at Ruidoso Downs racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Fincher failed to pay his fine by, the time prescribed in accordance with
 
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 
 B. Stewards
  (3) Disciplinary action
   (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered
 T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to him are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
Name: TODD WYATT FINCHER Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-32-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/21/2016 Suspension End: 9/24/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-NMS-32 - Restored to Good Standing having paid fines on September 24, 2016 at Zia Park
Name: ERICA M HANLEY Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-044-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/21/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Erica M. Hanley has been issued an indefinite suspension for not being in compliance with the State Of Delaware Division of Revenue and will remain under suspension until this judgment has been satisfied. DHRC rule: 5.1.13; 5.1.16.5.1.16.11.
Name: RALPH J. VALDEZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-31 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Ralph J. Valdez DOB 05/28/1943 having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on September 21, 2016, for necessitating the late scratch of the horse Almostevenwithevan from the 8th race on September 18,2016 without the approval of the Board of Stewards. 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 two hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00).   The fine is to be paid on or before October 21, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of: NMAC
16.47.1.10   C. OTHER RESPONSIBILITY:  A trainer is responsible for
 (17) representing an owner in making entries and scratches and in all other matters pertaining to racing; horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;
(18) horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed
 
15.2.5.9 B  
(2) The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the owner, trainer or their licensed designee, with permission from the stewards
(4) No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the stewards
 
16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS:
T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of
Name: JOSE CARLOS FERRER Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 16MON67 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/28/2016 Suspension End: 9/30/2016
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Jose Ferrer who rode "ALL IN FUN" in the 9th race on September 10, 2016 is hereby suspended three (3) consecutive New Jersey racing days, September 28, 2016 through and including September 30, 2016,  for careless riding  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: EDGAR MARTINEZ-RENTERIA Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-041 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY EDGAR MARTINEZ-RENTERIA PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILING TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS IN THE 11TH AND 12TH RACES AT WRD ON 11/7/2015. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. MARTINEZ-RENTERIA SHALL BE FINED $200.00.
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-33 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan D. Torres having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on September 21, 2016 for failure to have registration certificates on file necessitating late scratches for the horses “Miss Bbmac” that was entered to run in the 4TH race, and “A Horse Called Buddy” in the 2ND race on September 18, 2016 at The NewMexico State Fair .

Juan Torres is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.9(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the Owner, Trainer or their licensed designee, with permission from the stewards”. 15.2.5.9 (B) (4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the Stewards. This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS B. Stewards. (1) General authority. The stewards for each meeting shall be responsible to the commission for the conduct of the race meeting in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. (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.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 18, 2016 in accordance with NMAC 15.2.3.8 B.Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: BRANDON J ATES Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-208 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HORSE "LATE LOVER" BLOOD SAMPLE CAME BACK WITH KETOPROFEN
Name: J EDWIN SHILLING Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-209 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HORSE "LEGEND FOREVER" BLOOD SAMPLE CONTAINED KETOPROFEN
Name: BRANDON JAY REED Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-040 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
THE JOCKEY LICENSE ISSUED TO BRANDON JAY REED IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED A GROOM/HOTWALKER LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2016.
Name: DALTON RAY GOLD Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-039 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
THE JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE ISSUED TO DALTON RAY GOLD, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED A VALET'S LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2016.
Name: RUBEN SOTO Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 216-WRD-042 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 700 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR RUBEN SOTO WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND PLED NO CONTEST TO FAILING TO OBTAIN WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ON 9/10/2016. MR. SOTO HAD UNLICENSED HELP WORKING FOR HIM IN THE BARN AREA ON 9/10/2016. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT WRD THAT RUBEN SOTO SHALL BE FINED $700.00 AND SHOW PROOF OF WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION.
Name: Gale Ann Patti Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-116 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/10/2016 Suspension End: 7/25/2016
Ruling Text:
DATE:    July 9, 2016                               TRACK: : Laurel Race Course
  
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-115 On July 1, 2016, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #18880, dated June 18, 2016, contained the drug clenbuterol at 880+_10 pg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 140 pg/ml of urine or LOD in plasma or serum established by the MRC. The Stewards, having established that urine sample #18880 was taken from the horse “Avianka, owned by Oakridge Farm, Inc. and trained by Gale A. Patti, following the running of the second race at Pimlico Race Course on June 18, 2016. The Stewards notified Ms. Patti that: (1) the presence of clenbuterol in the system of “Avianka” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) She had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) She had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing. Ms. Patti waved her right to send a split sample away.  
The Stewards hearing was held on July 8, 2016 via telephone, wherein Ms. Patti waived her right to legal counsel.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Avianka” did carry clenbuterol, in its system when it finished second in the second race at Pimlico Race Course on June 18, 2016, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Gale A. Patti, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Avianka ” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F ); and
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G).
Based upon the foregoing, and in accordance with RCI recommended penalties for this drug violation,
      the Stewards hereby order that:
 
      1. Trainer Gale A. Patti, 5 Oakridge Court, Newark, DE 19711, is suspended fifteen (15) days. Her suspension starts July 10, 2016 through July 24, 2016.
      2. Trainer Gale A. Patti is fined five hundred dollars ($500.00).
        (3) Trainer Gale A. Patti will be assigned two (2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
(4) The horse “Avianka”, be disqualified from the second race on June18, 2016, at Pimlico Race  
Course.
(5) The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance with
following order:
 
 
                 OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
 
 
                
                2nd Cherished Prize
                3rd Multiflora
                4th Moonshine Mistress
                5th Carrauntoohil
                 6th Goldtonic
         
                 Avianka- unplaced
Name: Gale Ann Patti Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 116 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/25/2016 Suspension End: 8/24/2016
Ruling Text:
DATE:     July 9, 2016          TRACK:   Laurel Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-116      In the matter of trainer Gale A. Patti, 5 Oakridge Court, Newark, DE 19711 having
                   been assessed one (1) point by the Maryland Racing Commission Stewards Ruling # 16-008 for
                   a positive post- race test on December 20, 2015 and receiving two (2) additional points for a   
                   positive post- race test on June 18, 2016 by the Maryland Racing Commission Stewards Ruling #16-
                   115, Ms. Patti has now accumulated three (3) total points, which under “The Multiple Medication  
                   Violation Regulation” COMAR 09.10.03.02 C (6) demands a thirty (30) days of suspension.
 
                   This suspension will commence on July 25, 2016 and run through August 23, 2016.
  
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: OMAR REYES Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-14 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Omar Reyes having been duly notified, failing to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on September 19, 2016, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement in the fourth race on August 26, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Omar Reyes a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 20, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Omar Reyes is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.9(b): An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.

15.2.5.13(C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.” 5.2.5.13(C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards.” 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.

15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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.

Name: BRIAN L CALLAHAN Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-043-16 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/13/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Brian Callahan's " Conditional" Delaware Harness Racing license is "Revoked" as September 13, 2016 for not complying with the conditions agreed to by DHRC Commissioners' and Brian Callahan.  The Commission may revoke a license issued if the applicant has been found in violation of statutes or rules governing racing in this state or other jurisdictions or for non-compliance with conditions of licensure.  DHRC rule:  5.1.16; 5.1.16.; 5.1.16.1.6.
Name: JOHN E FORD Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-204 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO HAVE HIS HORSE "SELDOM SEEN SLIM" IN THE PADDOCK FOR THE 7TH RACE.
Name: Wayne Sheldon Slater Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: North Dakota Racing Commission Facility: North Dakota Horse Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDHP-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/20/2016 Suspension End: 10/5/2016
Ruling Text: The horse SMOKININDABOYSROOM in Race 6 on 7/30/16 was found to have levels of Dexamethasone in its post race sample (28.7 +/- 3.6 pg/ml) in excess of the limits allowed by the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule v. 2.1 as adopted by reference in the Administrative Rules of the ND Racing Commission. As trainer and owner Wayne Slater is hereby fined $1,500, of which $500 is suspended pending no further like violations within 1 year, and suspended 15 days beginning on the date the executed waiver of hearing is received at the Commission offices. The horse is disqualified from the race and the purse redistributed in accordance with the revised order of finish.
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/1/2016 Suspension End: 10/3/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Ry Eikleberry, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 20, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the seventh race on September 19, 2016, at Zia Park, while aboard #3 “Let’s Meet In Rio” which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from second place to third place. (Bore out under left handed whip late stretch contributing to the interference of the 4).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ry Eikleberry a suspension of 3 race days (October 1, 2016, October 2, 2016 and October 3, 2016).

Ry Eikleberry is allowed to ride designated races.

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)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOE I. SANDOVAL Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Blackfoot
Ruling Number: 2016-BKF-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Monday, Septmber 5th, 2016 in Blackfoot, Idaho Mr. Joseph "Joe" Sandoval raced his horse Afleetasha in the 4th race and won. Following the rce the horse was brought to the vet, Dr. Warner for a blood sample to ba taken. The sample number #133647 was then sent to our Primary laboratory, Truesdail, for testing. The primary laboratory notified the commission on Tuesday, September 13th that Mr. Sandoval's sample may contain a non-permitted or an overage and the sample was placed on HOLD for further testing. The Commission was then notified on Friday, September 16th with a FINAL report showing that sample #133647 contained both Phenylbutasone and Oxyphenbutasone. It is ok to have both drusgs as they are just bute but the Phenylbutasone tested for an overage. The Phenylbutasone tested at 6.8 micrograms/ml. The legal allowable limit is 5 and Mr. Joe Sandoval's horse exceeded that. Mr. Sandoval is in violation of IDAPA 11.04.11.290.01. Mr. Joseph "Joe" Sandoval waived his rights to a hearing and was issued a fine of $100.00. No further action will take place by the ISRC Board of Stewards.
Name: WILSON C LANGLEY Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-205 Ruling Type: Failure to Have Horse Properly Shod
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILED TO HAVE HIS HORSE PROPERLY SHOD RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH.
Name: WALTER F BISH Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-206 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILED TO HAVE HIS HORSE IN THE PADDOCK RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH
Name: ERIC RAY REED Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-207 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILED TO HAVE HIS HORSE IN THE PADDOCK RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH
Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-12 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Eduardo Nicasio, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on September 19, 2016, regarding his excessive use of the whip during the running of the 2nd race on August 19, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs. For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Eduardo Nicasio a penalty in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 12, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Eduardo Nicasio is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.13(E)(6) NMAC: Which states “ (e) Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. (f) The riding crop shall only be used for safety, correction and encouragement. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance

15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.3.8 B (3) (f) 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) 6.47.1.8. T 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h)

Name: BROOKEN L BRINSFIELD Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2016-TDN-54 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2016-054
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: September 19, 2016
 
RULING INVOLVES: Dentist, Owner, Trainer, Breeder, Brooken Brinsfield    
                                       License #7632, #7633, #7634, #2520
                                                                                                                          
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #823079 taken from horse “Slow Dance” which finished First (1st) in the Sixth (6th) Race on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at J.A.C.K. Thistledown Racino, Blood sample #823079 was found to contain Both Flunixin & Phenylbutazone.
 
Blood sample #823079 was found to contain both Flunixin (30) and Phenylbutazone (0.65). 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 in the Steward’s office on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Mr. Brinsfield was apprised of his rights and was represented by Director of H.B.P.A. Dave Basler. (Both per telephone).
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented, Owner/Trainer, Brooken Brinsfield, D.O.B, 05/23/1964, SSN-XXX-XX-1080, is hereby fined One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars & 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.   
 
The Horse “Slow Dance” is hereby disqualified from all purse monies and the horseman’s bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments. The Owner/Trainer (Brooken Brinsfield), & Horse (Slow Dance), shall stand suspended until all monies have been returned & paid as per Rule #3769-7-45 & 3769-8-01 (B) (13).  
 
This ruling does not affect the mutuel payoff.
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight hours as per OSRC Rule #3769-7-35.    
  
 
 
Name: PABLO A RABASA Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 16-121 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Sunday, August 07, 2016, Pablo Rabasa was suspended for failing to pay his required Labor and Industries premium. On September 19, 2016 the WHRC received the premium and fine by ruling EMD16-088. Accordingly, Pablo Rabasa is hereby restored to good standing.

WAC 260-24-510

Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-11 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Hector Alderte, having appeared before the Board of Stewards with translator Carlos Estrada  and Jockey Representative Patrick Valenzuela on September 19, 2016, at Zia Park, for being in procession of an electrical device during a random search by the investigator prior to the start of 4th race on September 19, 2016 at Zia Park.
 
 For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hector Alderte the following penalty:
A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective September 19, 2016.
 
 During said time of applicable suspension Hector Alderte is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing  September 24, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise”.
 
16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law”.
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f);  15.2.3.8B (1) (d); 6.47.1.8. T.  
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-11-MOD Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-11 - Modified Ruling Jockey Hector Aldrete, having appeared before the Board of Stewards with translator Carlos Estrada and Jockey Representative Patrick Valenzuela on September 19, 2016, at Zia Park, for being in procession of an electrical device during a random search by the investigator prior to the start of 4th race on September 18, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hector Aldrete the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective September 19, 2016.

During said time of applicable suspension Hector Aldrete is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing September 24, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”.

15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise”.

16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law”.

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f); 15.2.3.8B (1) (d); 6.47.1.8. T.

Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-13 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Homero Gutierrez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his he before the before the Board of Stewards on September 18, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for Brooks Signature , entered in the third race, on August 22, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount off fifty dollars ($ 50.00). The fine is to paid on or before October 19, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. 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. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-30 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/18/2016 Suspension End: 9/18/2016
Ruling Text:
 
 
Owner/ Trainer Juan D. Torres DOB 06/25/1976having failed to pay the fines assessed in Rulings# 2016-RUI-140 at Ruidoso Downs racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Torres failed to pay his fine by, the time prescribed in accordance with
 
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 
 B. Stewards
  (3) Disciplinary action
   (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered
 T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to him are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-30-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/18/2016 Suspension End: 9/18/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-NMS-30 - Restored to Good Standing
 
Mr. Torres DOB 06/24/1976 having paid his fine from ruling 2016-RUI-140
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-29 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/26/2016 Suspension End: 10/2/2016
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Albert Medrano DOB 10/09/1990 having  appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date September 18, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard #5 Eyes On Brimmerton in race #3 at The New Mexico State Fair, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Medrano failed to maintain a straight course causing interference to the horse #4 My Precious Stolita in the 3rd  race on September 17, 2016.
 
For this infraction The Board of Stewards have assessed a penalty of Three (3) racing days suspension, September 26,27 and October 1,2016
Name: ANTONIO LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2016-LAT-010 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 ANTONIO GUTIERREZ is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – galloping too close to inside rail).
Name: Timothy Glen Moccasin Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WUD-19 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/25/2016
Ruling Text:
Cause Interference in race
Name: Timothy Glen Moccasin Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WUD-19-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/23/2016 Suspension End: 9/25/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-WUD-19 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: GASTON FLORAS VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-25 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Gaston Valenzuela was called several times and the Stewards were unable to contact . GastonValenzuela telephonically on September 18, 2016 for failure to declare equipment “Blinkers off” at time of entry on the horse “Im Into Doing” entered in the 4TH race on September 15, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair. 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 October 18, 2016 in accordance with

NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Andres Gonzalez, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, Sept 18, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM20239, after it was collected from the horse, "Lethal Six" which finished 1st in the 3rd race, on July 17, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 25.3 pg/ml in blood/plasma, which exceeds the authorized limit of 20.0 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and confirmed by Industrial Laboratories at 24.1 +/- 2.9ng/ml.
 Andres Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Andres Gonzalez a penalty as follows;
        1. A fine in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00);
This is a second positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before October 18, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B) (9) (b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: GUILLERMO LUPIAN Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-77 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A Prairie Meadows Security Incident Report dated September 17, 2016 states Groom Guillermo Lupian was observed smoking in Barn E-3, stall #51.
 
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Groom Guillermo Lupian is hereby fined two hundred dollars ($200.00)
Name: JOSEPH BLANDFORD Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2016-LAT-009 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner JOSEPH BLANDFORD, having failed to respond to a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – $1,027.00 to veterinarian nolton pattio), is suspended for violations of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of JOSEPH BLANDFORD are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine), JOSEPH BLANDFORD is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: RAUL SAUDECO Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Raul Saucedo, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, Sept 18, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM20239, after it was collected from the horse, "Lethal Six" which finished 1st in the 3rd race, on July 17, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 25.3 pg/ml in blood/plasma, which exceeds the authorized limit of 20.0 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and confirmed by Industrial Laboratories at 24.1 +/- 2.9ng/ml.
 Raul Saucedo is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Raul Saucedo a penalty as follows;
 
        1. A WARNING for a Class IV-C medication violation.
 
This is a first positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) 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: CHRISTIAN ARAGON Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2016-LAT-008 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey CHRISTIAN ARAGON is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – failure to attend film review on September 18, 2016 – second day).
Name: MARTIN FELIX Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-28 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/26/2016 Suspension End: 10/2/2016
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Martin Felix DOB 09/28/1995 having  appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date September 18, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard #7 Lil Moonshiner in race #4 at The New Mexico State Fair, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Felix failed to maintain a straight course causing interference to the horse #6 Dashing Won in the 4th race on September 16, 2016.
 
For this infraction The Board of Stewards have assessed a penalty of Three (3) racing days suspension, September 26,27 and October 1,2016
Name: CHRISTIAN ARAGON Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2016-LAT-007 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey CHRISTIAN ARAGON is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – failure to attend film review on September 16, 2016).
Name: PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-9 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with translator MELISSA SAENZ before the Board of Stewards on September 17, 2016 AT Zia Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.
  
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 17, 2016 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
 
PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA is found to be in violation of.
 
 15.2.3.8  B(3) (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.
16.47.1.8. T.  KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.
16.47.1.8 (L)(1)           The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant:     (d)       has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application
 15.2.3.8       B (1) (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.
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: JR PEGRAM Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2016-LAT-005 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey agent JR PEGRAM is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1530 (Cases Not Covered by Rules and Regulations – failure to conduct business in a proper manner; rider change after scratch time).
Name: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-23 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Albert Franco was unable to be contacted by the Board of Stewards on September 17, 2016, for failure to have a registration certificate on file necessitating a late scratch for the horse “Check My Six” that was entered to run in the 1St race, on September 13, 2016, at the New Mexico State Fair .

Albert Franco is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.9(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the Owner, Trainer or their licensed designee, with permission from the stewards”. 15.2.5.9 (B) (4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the Stewards.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 27, 2016 in accordance with NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: JUAN QUINTANA GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-24 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Juan Quintana-Gutierrez appeared before the Stewards on September 17, 2016 for failure to declare equipment “Blinkers off” at time of entry on the horse“Tequila Factor” entered in the 9TH race on September 14,, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair.. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 17, 2016 in accordance with

NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-10 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/25/2016 Suspension End: 9/27/2016
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Alejandro Medellin, having been summoned and having appeared with Jockey Guild Representative Esgar Ramirez before the Board of Stewards on September 17, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the 7th race on September 17,2016, at Zia Park , while aboard #3 “STREAKIN ZOOMER”.  (Drifted in nearing the turn bumping 1 into the rail causing him to check.)
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alejandro Medellin a suspension of 3 race days (September 25, 2016, September 26, 2016, and September 27, 2016).
 
Alejandro Medellin is allowed to ride designated races.
 
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)(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.”
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.”
 15.2.3.8       B (3)    (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.
 15.2.3.8       B (1) (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.
6.47.1.8. T.  KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.
15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: JUSTIN M VAN DER WOUDE Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Central Wyoming Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-CWF-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/6/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No. #16-0014
In the matter of Justin Vanderwoude WPMC#16-0308 Jockey
Pursuant to a “Notice Of Violation” dated September 9, 2016 for alleged violation of Chapter 7, Licenses & Licensees, Section 4, Jockeys, (l) Every jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the Jockey Quarters not less than one hour before post time for the first race. He shall then report his engagements and overweight to the clerk of scales. He shall not leave the Jockey Room except to view the races from a point approved by the Stewards or to ride in a race until all of his engagements of the day have been fulfilled. The Stewards may permit jockeys engaged for later races to report at a later hour and Chapter 8, Conduct of Races, Section 21, Alcohol and Drug Testing of Participants, (v) Refusal by a licensee or employee to provide the samples as directed shall be in violation of these rules and shall subject the licensee or employee to sanction by the Stewards or the Commission. Jockey Justin Vanderwoude did request and was granted an “Informal Hearing” which commenced at approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 17, 2016.

Evidence presented showed that Justin Vanderwoude was the subject of a traffic stop on September 6, 2016. At that time he was arrested for Marijuana possession and driving under suspension.

On September 9, 2016, Jockey Justin Vanderwoude met with the Board of Stewards, and admitted to using Marijuana. He was summarily suspended and required to take a human drug test with the results to be sent to the Board of Stewards. Mr. Vanderwoude did comply and did supply the result showing he was positive for Marijuana use.

On September 17, 2016, a hearing was held at 9:30 a.m. at Energy Downs for Mr. Vanderwoude. At this time he presented evidence of a “Clean Test” taken on September 17, 2016. Per Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Rule, Chapter 8, Section 21, (c) Procedures Following Positive Chemical Analysis. (i) For a licensee's or employee's first violation he may not be allowed to participate in a pari-mutuel event until his condition has been professionally evaluated.

It is the decision of The Board of Stewards that Mr. Vanderwoude must provide a certificate of professional evaluation prior to being considered for reinstatement.

Board of Stewards: Bill Brown / Tom Davis / Pat Mackey

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-7 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 3 year trainer license and 1 year assistant starter license  issued to Jaime Aldavaz is  hereby rescinded without prejudice as he is no longer working in that capacity and has been issued a Jockey Agent license.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8 (M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.
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: ALONSO S QUINONEZ Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2016-LAT-006 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey ALONSO QUINONEZ is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in the last sixty days), during the first race at Los Alamitos Race Track on September 16, 2016.
Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-8 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony Sedillo having waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 17, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers Off)  at time of entry for  MY FAVORITE HIGH, entered in the first race, on September 10, 2016.  
 
For this 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 October 17, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.  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.
 15.2.3.8       B (3)    (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.
 15.2.3.8       B (1) (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.
6.47.1.8. T.  KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.
15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)   Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards.  The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.
 
Name: MIKE PENDER Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2016-LAT-004 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer MIKE PENDER, who worked out the horse BASIE BOOTS on September 2, 2016 (24 hours after being placed on the Veterinarian’s List), is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1866 (b) (Veterinarian’s List – may not workout for 72 hours after being placed on list [sick]).
Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 9/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-20 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arturo Chavez appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 11, 2016 for Animal abuse and cruelty to the horse “Only Business” in the 10TH race, on August 27, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Chavez a penalty: (1) in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 16, 2016. (2) a suspension of 15 calendar days beginning September 26, 2016 through October 11, 2016 This ruling is in accordance with 15.2.3.8 NMAC. B. Stewards (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. 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: NMAC: 16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS L. GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE:: (h) is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds; the fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule; U. PROTECTION OF HORSES: including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. (2) No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under his/her control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS B. Stewards. (1) General authority. The stewards for each meeting shall be responsible to the commission for the

(1) Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within his/her power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, conduct of the race meeting in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. (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.

Name: STEVEN DWOSKIN Ruling Date: 9/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2016-GP-54 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2016022869, F.S. 550.2415 - TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE.

Name: ISIDRO REYES Ruling Date: 9/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-21 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Isidro Reyes, has been duly notified by telephone on September 16, 2016 at 10:45 AM, for having falsified his application for a owners license. Isidro Reyes’s  owner’s application is hereby denied.
 
 
Isidro Reyes is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 
Title 16 Chapter 47 Part 1 16.47.1.8 (L) NMAC:
 
 GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE:
(1) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application.
 
 
 
                                                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: SARAH E DELANY Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21920 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (0.48ug/ml), and flunixin (3.704ng/ml), reported, in post race plasma sample taken from “Sweezy”, second finisher of race 4, May28,  2016 at Louisiana Downs. The Industrial Laboratories confirmed the result of the primary laboratory in the split portion of this sample. Trainer Sarah Delany waived her right to a stewards hearing. Trainer fined $1000, “Sweezy” disqualified from the purse and the case referred to the LSRC further action for a  third ARCI class IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a 12 month period.
Name: JEVON D CRUMLEY Ruling Date: 9/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2016-TDN-052 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2016-052
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: September 15, 2016
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Jevon Crumley
                                       License #6848, #6849
                                                                                                                          
Owner/Trainer, Jevon Crumley, DOB 05/08/1980, SSN XXX-XX-2631, is hereby fined Seven Hundred & Fifty ($750.00) Dollars for not making sure the horse “He’s Taken” was in the paddock to race on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 1st-Race, necessitating a late scratch and mutuel refund (2nd offence in the meeting).  Violation of & as per O.S.RC., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule #3769-5-45.     
 
Fine has been paid.
Name: D W CAMAC Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-042-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/15/2016 Suspension End: 9/21/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Daniel W Camac is no longer in compliance with the Division Of Revenue in the State Of Delaware and as a result is summarily suspended.  Mr. Camac shall remain suspended until the DHRC Judges are notified by the Division Of Revenue that Mr. Camac is back in full compliance with their requirements.  DHRC rule: 10.2.3; 10.2.3.1.
Name: D W CAMAC Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-042-16-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/15/2016 Suspension End: 9/21/2016
Ruling Text: RE: HAR-042-16 - Restored to Good Standing Daniel W. Camac is back in compliance with the Division Of Revenue in the State of Delaware as of September 21, 2016 and is back in good standing with the Delaware Harness Racing Commission.
Name: Ismael Eluid Mosqueira-Pena Ruling Date: 9/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NP-T#78 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/21/2016 Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended from riding for 2 race days, September 21 and 23, 2016 for forcing his mount to come out and causing interference in the stretch run.
Name: GEORGE 'RONALD' SCOTT Ruling Date: 9/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NP-T#79 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $50.00 for galloping on the rail during clocking hours.
Name: ABEL MOLINA Ruling Date: 9/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2575 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Abel Molina was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 9/9/16.
 
Mr. Molina is hereby fined two hundred ($200) dollars in absentia because he failed to fulfill his obligation to ride "Papas Dash," in the 10th race at Retama Park on 8/13/16.
 
Second violation within 365 days.
Name: ABEL MOLINA Ruling Date: 9/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2574 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Abel Molina was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 9/9/16.
 
Mr. Molina is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia because he failed to fulfill his obligations to ride, "One Famous Bunny," in the 4th race, and "TH Thomas Leo," in the 8th race at Retama Park on 8/12/16.
 
First violation within 365 days.
Name: Victor Briseno Ruling Date: 9/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2573 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Victor Briseno was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 9/9/16.
 
Mr. Briseno is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia because he failed to fulfill his obligation to ride "Chief Storm Charmer," in the 2nd race at Retama Park on 8/12/16.
 
First violation within 365 days.
Name: Dane Damar Nelson Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NP-T#77 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/21/2016 Suspension End: 9/23/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended from riding for 2 race days, September 21 and 23, 2016 for allowing his mount to come out under left handed urging and causing interference in the stretch run.
Name: ANTHONY **** GROGAN Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16588 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Anthony Grogan has surrendered his Indiana trainer's license as he no longer is working in that capacity in Indiana.
Name: ANTHONY FITZGERALD CUNNINGHAM Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16587 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having waived his right to a hearing, Trainer Anthony Cunningham is fined one thousand ($1,000) dollars for presenting an inaccurate certificate of coggins vaccination for a horse brought to the stable area, on September 9, 2016, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-14-1(a).
Name: BRIAN CARPENTER Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16135 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/16/2016 Suspension End: 7/20/2016
Ruling Text: While driving in race 3 on 7/14/16, Mr. Carpenter violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. (2nd offense)
Name: JOSEFINA G FERGUSON Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Gillespie County Fairground
Ruling Number: GCF615 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 350 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
   Upon being duly notified, Horse Owner Josephina Ferguson waived hearing on 09/13/16 and was fined three hundred fifty dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for being found in possession of alcoholic beverages and a stun gun during a DPS and TxRC compliance inspection of her vehicle at the stable gate of the Gillespie County Fair.
 
   First violation in 365 day period.
Name: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-16 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Albert Franco, having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on Sep.13, 2016, for the late scratch of his horse, ”Check My Six”, (No Papers) which resulted in a late scratch in the 1st race Sept 13, 2016,  at the New Mexico State Fair.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Albert Franco, a penalty in the amount of $250.00.  The fine is to be paid on or before Oct. 13, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12  (B) NMAC: In part, Papers must be on file with the racing secretary.
 
 
                                            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: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-16-MOD Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-NMS-16 - Modified Ruling This ruling was prepared twice. This ruling is done in error and is recinded. The corrected ruling is 2016-NMS-23. Ruling date is 9/17/2016.
Name: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-3 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Albert Franco having been duly notified, having failed to appear and had his hearing held in absentia before the before the Board of Stewards on September 11, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off)  at time of entry for  JM FAMOUS EAGLE, entered in the 13th race, on August 19, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs.  
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert Franco a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($ 50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before October 13, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
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.
 15.2.3.8       B (3)    (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.
 15.2.3.8       B (1) (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.
6.47.1.8. T.  KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.
15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)   Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards.  The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-4 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Toby Keeton, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on  September 11, 2016, regarding a security citation for working a two unlicensed grooms on August 19, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.
 
The Board of Stewards assessed Toby Keeton a penalty in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300).   The fine is to be paid on or before October 13, 2016 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.
 
Toby Keeton was found to be in violation of Commission rules.  
 
16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.
 16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
16.47.1.8  L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission.
16.47.1.8 A.    A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC 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.(1)           License categories shall include the following and others as may be established by the commission: GROUP A - racing participants eligible for an optional annual or triennial year license to include owners, trainers, veterinarians, jockeys, and stable name registrations.  GROUP B - associations, racing professionals, concession operators, contractors, and managerial racing officials.  GROUP C - supervisory racing officials.   GROUP D - persons employed by the association, or employed by a person or concern contracting with the association, to provide a service or commodity, which requires their presence in a restricted area, or anywhere on association grounds while pari mutuel wagering is being conducted.  GROUP E - racetrack employees and authorized agents (2)           Persons required to be licensed shall submit a completed application on forms furnished by the commission and accompanied by the required fee.  The following fees are assessed for the issuance of the specified licenses.  In addition to license fees listed herein, $20.00 is assessed for each identification picture and badge.15.2.1.8   B.  (1)  The commission shall regulate each race meeting and the persons who participate in each race meeting
   15.2.3.8       B (3)    (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.
 15.2.3.8       B (1) (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.
6.47.1.8. T.  KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.
15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)   Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards.  The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.
 
 
Name: BELINDA ANN PEREZ Ruling Date: 9/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Gillespie County Fairground
Ruling Number: GCF614 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon being duly noticed, Trainer Belinda Garcia waived hearing telephonically 09/12/16 in the matter of the drug violation of Benzoylecgonine (Cocaine) at a concentration of 1.0 +/- 0.2 ng/ml in urine on the horse SCR IMA SHAZOOM Sample (#GC071477) third place finisher in the ninth race at Gillespie County Fair on 07/17/16. The Lone Star Park Board of Stewards decision in the matter are mitigated by loss of purse with the following:
 
The low level of Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of Cocaine with it's absence in serum and other facts presented in the case file indicate that this positive test is a case of human contamination instead of intentional administration. The presence of the metabolite Benzoylecgonine in the sample is cause to disqualify Scr Ima Shazoom from the race but the mitigating circumstances warrant no further penalty for Trainer Belinda Perez.
 
First Violation in this category in 365 days.
 
The horse Scr Ima Shazoom is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the ninth race at Gillespie County Fair on 07/17/16 with the purse to be redistributed as follows:
 
1. Mira Teresa
2. Sendero Six
3. Im Your Queen
4. Gloria Lou Shine
5. Your Linus
6. Firstdown Apollo
7. Por Amor
8. First Johnnyfootball
   (unplaced) Scr Ima Shazoom
Name: DAVID M AVENATTI Ruling Date: 9/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: j2016-037 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On 9/4/2016 Mr. Aveenatti did cause a disturbance with the Paddock Judge. Mr. Avenatti is fined $50.00. Mr Avenatti requested a hearing and failed at appear.
Name: ROCCO R BOWEN Ruling Date: 9/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 16-117 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Saturday, April 27, 2013 a ruling conference was held with jockey Rocco R Bowen at which time testimony was heard and a review of the video was conducted. Accordingly, Rocco R Bowen is hereby assessed a fine of $500.00 for failing to maintain a straight course down the stretch which resulted in the disqualification of his mount, Mister Q. P., from first to second position, in the first race on Friday, April 26, 2013. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

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

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

You may elect to accept the Stewards' penalty prior to the expiration of the seventy two (72) hour period. If you elect to accept the Stewards' penalty, you must sign a waiver form which can be obtained from the Stewards. If the Stewards' penalty is suspension, service of the suspension will begin on a date decided by the Stewards. (WAC 260-08-675 and WAC 260-24-510)

Name: PAVEL VASCHENKO Ruling Date: 9/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0079 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS for failure to conduct your business in a proper manner. The horse CARTOON did not arrive in the saddling paddock for the sixth race on September 10, 2016 at Kentucky Downs, necessitating a late scratch. 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)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: KATHERINE E CURTIN Ruling Date: 9/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-EMD-119 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 Emerald Downs official outriders notified the board of stewards that exercise rider applicant Katherine Curtain had failed to demonstrate the skills necessary for a probationary exercise rider license. Ms. Curtain was verbally notified and therefore, the 2016 WHRC probationary exercise rider license of Katherine Curtain is hereby rescinded.

WAC 260-24-510

You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: INGRID M MASON Ruling Date: 9/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 161070 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FORENSIC TOXICIOLOGY DATED SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 THAT URINE /BLOOD SPECIMEN NUMBER 916227 DATED AUGUST 25, 2016 TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "NATIVE INDY" THE WINNER OF THE FIRST RACE ON AUGUST 25, 2016 REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF PHENYLBUTAZONE AT A CONCENTRATION OF 0.36 +/- 0.04 PG/ML (95% CONFIDENCE LEVEL) AND FLUNIXIN AT A CONCENTRATION LEVEL OF 122 +/- 22 NG/ML (95% CONFIDENCE LEVEL THE STEWARDS CONDUCTED AN INQUIRY. AFTER CONSIDERING TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE THE STEWARDS FIND TRAINER INGRID MASON IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 A5 AND IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) THE HORSE "NATIVE INDY CO OWNED BY INGRID MASON THE WINNER OF THE FIRST RACE ON AUGUST 25, 2016 AT ARLINGTON PARK IS HEREBY DISQUALIFIED FROM ALL PURSE MONIES WON AND DECLARED UNPLACED FOR VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 A5, THE REVISED ORDER OF FINISH IS AS FOLLOWS: 1ST: GRANDPA'S STAR 2ND: FOREVER ROYAL 3RD: MEDIA FORECAST 4TH: AMANDA THE ACTRESS 5TH: HURRACA THE HORSEMAN'S BOOKKEEPER IS HEREBY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES ONLY AFTER ALL APPEALS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED. THIS RULING IN NO WAY AFFECTS THE PARI-MUTUAL RESULTS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED RACE.
Name: PASQUALE F GRECO Ruling Date: 9/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 161071 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FORENSIC TOXICIOLOGY DATED SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 THAT URINE /BLOOD SPECIMEN NUMBER 916227 DATED AUGUST 25, 2016 TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "NATIVE INDY" THE WINNER OF THE FIRST RACE ON AUGUST 25, 2016 REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF PHENYLBUTAZONE AT A CONCENTRATION OF 0.36 +/- 0.04 PG/ML (95% CONFIDENSE LEVEL) AND FLUNIXIN AT A CONCENTRATION LEVEL OF 122 +/- 22 NG/ML (95% CONFIDENCE LEVEL THE STEWARDS CONDUCTED AN INQUIRY. AFTER CONSIDERING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE THE STEWARDS FIND "NATIVE INDY" CO OWNED BY GRECO RACING STABLE (PASQUALE "PAT" GRECO) THE WINNER OF THE FIRST RACE ON AUGUST 25, 2016 AT ARLINGTON PARK IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.60 A5 A AND IS HEREBY DISQUALIFIED FROM ALL PURSE MONIES WONS AND DECLARED UNPLACED, THE REVISED ORDER OF FINISH IS AS FOLLLOWS: 1ST: GRANDPA'S STAR 2ND: FOREVER ROYAL 3RD: MEDIA FORECAST 4TH: AMANDA THE ACTRESS 5TH: HURRACA THE HORSEMAN'S BOOKKEEPER IS HEREBY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES ONLY AFTER ALL APPEALS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED. THIS RULING IN NO WAY AFFECTS THE PARI-MUTUEL RESULTS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED RACE.
Name: ANDY SHETLER Ruling Date: 9/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16134 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 12 on 9/9/16, Mr. Shetler hit the wheel of No. 4 SAVANAH GEORGIA, which caused a flat tire. Horse finished 6th and was placed 10th.
Name: JOSE E LOPEZ Ruling Date: 9/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 79-2016 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 79-2016

Jockey Jose Lopez, RCI ID 1550992, DOB 1/2/1985, having waived his right to a hearing, is fined the sum of Fifty ($50.00) dollars for reporting an incorrect weight to the Clerk of Scales on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1.15, 8.11.1 and 3.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Name: Nathan Keith Sobey Ruling Date: 9/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-H#132 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100.00 H.R.A. Rule 458(2)C;  Any blatant or exaggerated movements of the whipping arm which will result from raising the elbow above the dirver's shoulder height or allowing the hand holding the whip to reach behind the driver while striking with the whip.
Name: JENNIFER R RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 9/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 16-115 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/trainer/pony person Jennifer R. Rodriguez, after waiving her rights to a formal ruling conference, is hereby given an official warning for failing to follow the outriders instructions by using a personal communication device (ear buds) on the track during live racing.

WAC 260-72-050 (2)

Name: James D Ketner Ruling Date: 9/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3228 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/9/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey James Ketner upon order of the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards to provide a urine sample on Friday, 09/09/16, refused/waived hearing and is hereby suspended for a minimum of thirty (30) days. Reinstatement is contingent upon evaluation by the Texas Racing Commission Medical Review Officer, satisfactory compliance with their rehabilitation requirements, and produce a negative test result. Further, reinstatement is contingent upon submission to further drug testing and completion of any additional aftercare and/or rehabilitation requirements by the MRO.
 
During the term of this suspension James Ketner is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.
 
First Violation in this Category in 365 days.
Name: WAYNE BARRY HODES Ruling Date: 9/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4970 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Association Management Staff, Wayne Barry Hodes, having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 09/06/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Hodes is hereby fined one-hundred ($100.00) dollars for working as Director of Marketing at Sam Houston Race Park with an expired Texas Racing Commission license, from 07/01/2016 to 08/02/2016. (Approximately one month).
 
(1st violation in this classification.)
Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 9/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-4 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/26/2016 Suspension End: 10/12/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Ross Amestoy, having been duly notified, and representing owner Pierr Jean Amestoy waiving their rights to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 6, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Stanozolol" (Winstrol V), which was found in sample NC32579, after it was collected from the horse "A Sure First" during an Out of Competition test, June 26, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Stanozolol in blood at 98pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and confirmed by, Industrial Laboratories at 129 pg/ml. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found.
 
Ross Amestoy is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ross Amestoy a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 15 calendar days (September 26, 2016 through October 11, 2016, Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00.);
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before Oct. 7, 2016  in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ross Amestoy is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Ross Amestoy are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
                 _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: RICHARD L KETNER Ruling Date: 9/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3229 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/9/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Assn. Staff Richard Ketner II is hereby summarily suspended by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for failure to provide an adequate quantity of urine when ordered on Friday, 09/09/16. Initial urine provided in a field test kit detected the presence of Marijuana and Opiates, and is demonstrated to be hazardous and detrimental to the safety of horse racing. Further, Mr. Ketner is entitled to a hearing in the matter of this summary suspension within three (3) calendar days. The hearing date is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:00am in the Lone Star Park Stewards office.
 
During the term of this suspension, Richard Ketner II is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.
 
First Violation in this Category in 365 days.
Name: DOROTHY L TOBER Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-47 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #47
TO: Dorothy Tober Trainer Charter Kenner
Trainer Permit #161146
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued 9/3/2016,  after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
 
Dorothy Tober Trainer Charter Kennel brought the wrong greyhound to the Sat. Morning weigh-in,  causing a scratch.  The 15-6 was supposed to be "PJ Porsche".
  
Ms. Tober  waived her right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Dorothy Tober violates section(s) I78-2-44.3 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
Scott Purdy is hereby fined One Hundred  Dollars. ($100.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated:9/9/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: Kevin Omar Mendez Cruz Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 74-2016 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 74-2016

Apprentice Jockey Kevin Mendez, RCI ID 2088675, DOB 6/17/1994, having waived his right to a hearing, is fined the sum of Fifty ($50.00) dollars for reporting an incorrect weight to the Clerk of Scales on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1.15, 8.11.1 and 3.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Name: Jacob Christopher Hooks Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 77-2016 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 77-2016

Groom Jacob Hooks, RCI ID 2095808, DOB 11/17/1994, is suspended indefinitely for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Marijuana) on September 8, 2016. It is further ordered that to receive consideration for reinstatement, Mr. Hooks shall be required to successfully complete such a rehabilitation program as required by the Stewards. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.17.1, 21.0, 21.1 and 3.4.

Name: JAVIER GARCIA Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 76-2016 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 76-2016

Groom Javier Garcia, RCI ID 897928, DOB 6/7/1985, is suspended indefinitely for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Marijuana) on September 8, 2016. It is further ordered that to receive consideration for reinstatement, Mr. Garcia shall be required to successfully complete such a rehabilitation program as required by the Stewards. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.17.1, 21.0, 21.1 and 3.4.

Name: PAYTON D YOUNG Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2570 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/12/2016 Suspension End: 9/26/2016
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Payton D Young having been duly noticed, waived hearing and is hereby fined seven hundred and fifty (750.00) dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for the positive drug violaton on the horse Streakin Tenaya winner of the first race at Retama Park on Friday, August 5, 2016 in the sample RP042811 tested positive for the class IV drug Phenylbutazone @ 2.8 +/- 0.24 mcg/ml and the class IV drug Dexamethasone at 453 +/- 52 pic/ml. Owner/Trainer Payton Young is hereby suspended for 15 days with a loss of purse beginning Monday, September 12, 2016 thru Monday, September 26, 2016.
 
First Violation in this Category within 365 days.
 
The horse Streakin Tenaya is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the first race at Retama Park on 08/05/16 with the purse redistributed as follows:
 
1. Alis Six
2. Foose On The Loose
3. Coronas Gypsy Girl
4. Over Dee Rainbow
5. A Mighty Special Man
    Unplaced: Streakin Tenaya
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Jockey Ry Patrick Eikleberry DOB 01/11/1989 having  contacted the Board of Stewards on this date September 7, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard #5 Bonita Sexy in the 7th  race, September 4, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Eikleberry failed to maintain a straight course causing interference to the horse #4 Silent Bounty.
Even though the interference did not warrant a disqualification due to the fact that in the opinion of the Board of Stewards the interference to #5 Silent Bounty would not have changed the order of finish.
 
For this infraction The Board of Stewards have assessed a penalty of Two Hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00).
 15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 B. Stewards
 (3) Disciplinary action.
 (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
 Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/3/2016 Suspension End: 11/3/2017
Ruling Text:
Trainer Gerardo Gutierrez having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2016, at 10:30 AM regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drugs “Phenylbutazone” (Bute) and “Flunixin” (Banamine) which was found in sample NM19954, after it was collected from the horse, “Dirty Mike” which finished 1st in the 6th race, June 26, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 15.73 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 1680 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
 Gerardo Gutierrez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. (O) 2 in part
              1. A NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class B occurs when any combination of two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or above:
                  1. Flunixin 20 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                  2. Phenylbutazone - 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.
 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
  
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 Gerardo Gutierrez a penalty as follows;
 
 (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (November 3, 2016 through November 3, 2017,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00.);
(3) Disqualification and Loss of purse of the 6th race, June 26, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque
New Order of Finish
 1st De Big Wave                              5th Unfinished Biz
 2nd Blueskiesnrainbows                    6th Nmoceanfrontproperty
 3rd Mr Investment Junior                 7th Folly N Dash
 4th Quatro Eagle                              8th Cnc Dream On                             Unplaced: Dirty Mike
 
This is the sixth offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before October 8, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Gerardo Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Gerardo Gutierrez 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR BOARD OF STEWARDS
   
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: JAVIER M CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Javier M. Chavez been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2016, at 10:30 AM regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drugs “Phenylbutazone” (Bute) and “Flunixin” (Banamine) which was found in sample NM19954, after it was collected from the horse, “Dirty Mike” which finished 1st in the 6th race, June 26, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 15.73 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 1680 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
 Javier M. Chavez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. (O) 2 in part
              1. A NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class B occurs when any combination of                                                       two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or above:
                  1. Flunixin 20 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                  2. Phenylbutazone - 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.
  
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier M. Chavez a penalty as follows;
 
(1) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00.);
(2) Disqualification and Loss of purse of the 6th race, June 26, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque
 1st De Big Wave   5th Unfinished Biz
 2nd Blueskiesnrainbows  6th Nmoceanfrontproperty
 3rd Mr Investment Junior      7th Folly N Dash
 4th Quatro Eagle   8th Cnc Dream On                             Unplaced: Dirty Mike
(3)    The horse “Dirty Mike” must pass a commission -approved examination before becoming eligible to enter.
 
This is the third offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before October 8, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
  
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: Antonio Sandoval Lopez Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 78-2016 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End: 3/8/2017
Ruling Text: 78-2016

Exercise Rider Antonio Sandoval Lopez, RCI ID 1953391, DOB 6/13/1983, is hereby suspended for a period of six (6) months from Thursday September 8, 2016 through and including Wednesday for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Marijuana), this is Mr. Sandoval Lopez’s second offense. It is further ordered that to receive consideration for reinstatement, Mr. Sandoval Lopez shall be required to successfully complete such a rehabilitation program as required by the Stewards. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.12.2, 3.4, 3.4.1.3, 21.0, 21.1, 21.9, 21.9.1 and 21.9.2

Name: JOSE E LOPEZ Ruling Date: 9/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 72-2016 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 72-2016

Jockey Jose E. Lopez, RCI ID 1550992, DOB 1/2/1985, is fined the sum of Fifty ($50.00) dollars for not being present to view the video films on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, after being ordered to do so by the Board of Stewards on Monday, September 5, 2016. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 8.14 and 8.14.1. Fine to be paid within 48 hours.

Name: LORI A SMOCK Ruling Date: 9/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 73-2016 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 73-2016

Trainer Lory Smock, RCI ID 2019438, DOB 07/01/1960, is fined the sum of Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) dollars for failure to have Workman’s Compensation Insurance covering her employees. Also Ms. Smock is ordered to pay all medical expenses and salary on an injured employee. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.15 and 7.3.3. Fine to be paid within 48 hours

Name: MARK A MADDOX Ruling Date: 9/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2016-TDN-53 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2016-053
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: September 7, 2016
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Asst.Trainer, Mark Maddox     
                                       License #7126
                                                                                                                           
Asst.Trainer, Mark Maddox, DOB 05/22/1968, SSN XXX-XX-8577, is hereby fined Two Hundred & Fifty ($250.00) Dollars for not having a up to date Equine Infectious Anemia Test (Coggins) on the horse “Tales to Tell” when he brought her on the grounds, August 20, 2016 to be checked out by the vet. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-4-35 (D).    
 
Fine had been paid.   
 
 
Name: MATHEW T AVENATTI Ruling Date: 9/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: J2016-035 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Aveanitti is fined $25.00 for being late to the post parade.
Name: BRANDON J ATES Ruling Date: 9/5/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-178 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILED TO HAVE HIS HORSE IN THE PADDOCK ON TIME
Name: Kathleen Amy DeMasi Ruling Date: 9/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 71-2016 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 71-2016

Trainer Kathleen Demasi, RCI ID 1973342, DOB 1/6/1963, having waived her right to a hearing, Mrs. Demasi is fined the sum of One Thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for scratching the horse “Calico Kitten” from the sixth (6th) race on Monday, September 5, 2016, at Monmouth Park during the five day entry period. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 11.14.1.5. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Name: Derwin John Farmer Ruling Date: 9/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 16-112 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On August 28, 2016, the board of stewards summarily suspended the owner/trainer/exercise licenses of Derwin Farmer pending a stewards conference to be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 regarding allegations that Mr. Farmer left Emerald Downs without making adequate arrangements for the care of two horses. On Sunday, September 4, 2016, Derwin Farmer called to address his summary suspension and two other stewards ruling conferences scheduled for Sunday, September 4, 2016 including a late L&I premium payment of $376.00 and a WHRC fine for $100.00 and a $2,000.00 NSF check that he deposited in his horseman's account. Derwin Farmer's conferences were held telephonically with testimony being heard and documentation presented from the WHRC investigators. Accordingly Derwin Farmer's summary suspension of his WHRC licenses has been lifted. Derwin Farmer stated he would be back September 8, 2016 and was given until September 15, 2016 to reimburse the $2,000.00 to the horseman's bookkeeper, pay the $476.00 for his L&I and fine plus make restitution for the feed and care of his horses. If Mr. Farmer fails to meet all his financial obligations his WHRC licenses will be suspended.

WAC 260-28-030 WAC 260-36-250 WAC 260-84-135

You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-157 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/15/2016 Suspension End: 10/14/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Andres Gonzalez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sep 3, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM20610, after it was collected from the horse "Dulce Rapida" which finished 1st in the 7th race, Aug 19, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 428 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, Andres Gonzalez. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
 
 Andres Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:
 15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Andres Gonzalez a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (Sept 15, 2016 through Oct 14, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Aug 19, 2016, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
           New Order of Finish:
 1st  Love You More                 6th  Family Favorite
 2nd One Sweet Chick               7th  Streakin Vago
 3rd Relentless Reasons              8th   Humble N Noble
 4th Jesses Cash Run                  9th   Grc Graceful Azoom
 5th Shining Denim                                                          Unplaced: Dulce Rapida
(4)   The horse “Dulce Rapida” is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/1/16 to 11/1/16) and after that must pass a commission-approved exam before becoming eligible to be entered.
  
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before Oct 3,2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 During said time of applicable suspension, Andres Gonzalez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Andres Gonzalez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
  
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
  
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-201 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/14/2016 Suspension End: 12/13/2016
Ruling Text:

Trainer Pedro Hernandez Sandoval having been duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing and the right to appeal appeared before the Board Of Stewards on September 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Martins Pleasure”, who finished second place in the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs. Test Sample #: NM22824. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Pedro Hernandez Sandoval.

Dinty L. Martin is the owner of record for horse “Martins Pleasure” and was duly notified about the clenbuterol positive. ­­ Pedro Hernandez Sandoval is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the 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."

For this second Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Pedro Hernandez Sandoval a penalty as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to be run consecutively from ruling 2016-DAA-144 starting October 14, 2016, through December 13, 2016.
    2. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 4, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. 3. The horse “Martins Pleasure” was placed on the Steward’s list on August 22, 2016, for a period of 60 days, during this period he is denied further entry and papers must be removed from the racing office, in addition he must pass a commission approved veterinary examination with a clean blood/urine sample. The sample must be negative for any and all prohibited substances including clenbuterol before being eligible to enter. A positive finding will result in an additional 60 days on the Stewards list with the same requirements.
Loss of purse from the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs and the horse Martins Pleasure” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows
    1. Naci Knothead
    2. Mesquall
    3. Si El
    4. Alarming Way
    5. Summer’s Echo
    6. Getting You Home
    7. Bang It Out
    8. My Man Merlion
UNPLACED “Martins Pleasure” During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez Sandoval 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 Pedro Hernandez Sandoval are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-201-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/14/2016 Suspension End: 12/13/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-201 - Modified Ruling

Trainer Pedro Hernandez Sandoval having been duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing and the right to appeal appeared before the Board Of Stewards on September 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Martins Pleasure”, who finished second place in the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs. Test Sample #: NM22824. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Pedro Hernandez Sandoval.

Dinty L. Martin is the owner of record for horse “Martins Pleasure” and was duly notified about the clenbuterol positive. ­­ Pedro Hernandez Sandoval is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the 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."

For this second Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Pedro Hernandez Sandoval a penalty as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to be run consecutively from ruling 2016-DAA-144 starting October 14, 2016, through December 13, 2016.
    2. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 4, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. 3. The horse “Martins Pleasure” was placed on the Steward’s list on August 22, 2016, for a period of 60 days, during this period he is denied further entry and papers must be removed from the racing office, in addition he must pass a commission approved veterinary examination with a clean blood/urine sample. The sample must be negative for any and all prohibited substances including clenbuterol before being eligible to enter. A positive finding will result in an additional 60 days on the Stewards list with the same requirements.
Loss of purse from the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs and the horse Martins Pleasure” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows
    1. Naci Knothead
    2. Mesquall
    3. Si El
    4. Alarming Way
    5. Summer’s Echo
    6. Getting You Home
    7. Bang It Out
    8. My Man Merlion
UNPLACED “Martins Pleasure” During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez Sandoval 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 Pedro Hernandez Sandoval are ineligible to be entered or start in any
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-156 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
 
Jockey Hector Aldrete-Bizcarra DOB 12/21/1985 having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date September 4, 2016 for misuse of the whip (hit his mount over the head with the whip) while aboard The Alabama Cartel in the 8th race, on September 3, 2016 at The Downs at 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 Two Hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before October 4, 2016 in accordance with NMAC.  
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:  B. Stewards.   (3) Disciplinary action.    (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS:  T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: CORY CARL TAYLOR Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-199 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 Owners license and assistant starter licenses issued to Cory Taylor are hereby rescinded without prejudice as he has appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 4, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs and stated that he no longer owns horses and is no longer working in the capacity of assistant starter.

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”. 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: MARIO R DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-195 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Mario Dominguez, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on September 3, 2016, for working for trainer Javier Roman Jr. as a groom, a capacity for which he was not licensed on August 19, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

Mario Dominguez was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this FIRST EMPLOYMENT VIOLATION IN A 365 DAY PERIOD WORKING AS A GROOM WITH A VALID LICENSE IN A CAPACITY IN WHICH HE WAS NOT LICENSED FOR, the Board of Stewards assessed Mario Dominguez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before a October 3, 2016 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:

16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission. 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. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.

Name: SCOTT ALLEN LAKE Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16303PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE THIS MIGHT BE , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 5TH RACE, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 13, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: LYNO E MARASPIN Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16192PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE #09231971 OF LYNO E. MARASPIN IS HEREBY RESCINDED FOR AN OWNER LICENSE (#91136322) ONLY.
Name: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-144 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/13/2016 Suspension End: 10/13/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sep 3, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM20435, after it was collected from the horse "Proud Elias" which finished 2nd in the 6th race, Aug 5, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 248 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
  
Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval is found to be in violation of:
 15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (Sept 13, 2016 through Oct 13, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 6th race, Aug 5, 2016, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
           New Order of Finish:
 1st  Some Dandy                        6th  Markmepache
 2nd Playin Tough                      7th  Thrillon
 3rd Dr. Jessop                            8th   Hay Man Mark
 4th Worrybouturself                  9th   Keagan’s Way
 5th Nuggets Please                                                          Unplaced: Proud Elias
(4)   The horse “Proud Elias is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (8/24/16 to 10/23/16) and after that must pass a commission-approved exam before becoming eligible to be entered.
  
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before Oct 3,2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
                                                  BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
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                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-190 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Tony Sedillo having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on September 3, 2016, and having waived his right to a 10 day of a formal hearing regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug), found in test sample NM22702 taken from the winnerKingsbury” following the 2nd race, on July 30, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.42 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Tony Sedillo. Owners Javier Beltran and Tommy Galvez were duly notified. They are the owners of record for horse “Kingsbury” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone positive. For this first Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony Sedillo a penalty as follows: 1.A ($200) two hundred dollar fine to paid on or before October 3, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. Tony Sedillo is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (4) 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. (a) Non-opiate drugs which have a mild central analgesic effect. (b) Drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system, which do not have prominent CNS, cardiovascular, or respiratory effects.(i) Drugs used solely as topical vasoconstrictors or decongestants.(ii) Drugs used as gastrointestinal antispasmodics (iii) Drugs used to void the urinary bladder. (iv) Drugs with a major effect on CNS vasculature or smooth muscle of visceral organs. (c) Antihistamines, which do not have a significant CNS depressant effect (This does not include H1 blocking agents, which are listed in class 5) (d) Mineralocorticoid drugs. (e) Skeletal muscle relaxants. (f) Anti-inflammatory drugs--those that may reduce pain as a consequence of their anti-inflammatory actions, which include. (i) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), except for those specifically approved by the commission. (ii) Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids). (iii) Miscellaneous anti-inflammatory agent (g) Anabolic or androgenic steroids and other drugs. (h) Less potent diuretics. (i) Cardiac glycosides and antiarrhythmics including.(i) Cardiac glycosides.(ii) Antiarrhythmics agents (exclusive of lidocaine, bretylium and propanolol).(iii) Miscellaneous cardiotonic drugs.(j) Topical anesthetics--agents not available in injectable formulations (k) Antidiarrheal agents.(l) Miscellaneous drugs including: (i) expectorants with little or no other pharmacologic action; (ii) stomachics; (iii) mucolytic agents. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows :Trainer 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $500: 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ARNULFO ASCENCIO Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-197 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arnulfo Ascencio Jr having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on September 3, 2016, for missing Lasix for his entry, Red Dirt Rookie, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the first race on August 15, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arnulfo Ascencio Jr a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 3, 2016, 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 Arnulfo Ascencio Jr is found to be in violation of.

15.2.6.8 (E) (3) The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is not utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered; the horse must be logged in at the stable gate with time and location no less than one hour prior to administration; the furosemide (Salix) dosage administered shall not exceed 250 milligrams nor be less than 100 milligrams for horses entered in a quarter horse race and the furosemide (Salix) dosage administered shall not exceed 500 milligrams nor be less than 150 milligrams for horses entered in a thoroughbred race; the trainer of the treated horse shall cause to be delivered to the official veterinarian or his/her designee no later than one hour prior to post time for the race for which the horse is entered the following information under oath on a form provided by the commission: the racetrack name, the date and time the furosemide (Salix) was administered to the entered horse; the dosage amount of furosemide (Salix) administered to the entered horse; the printed name and signature of the attending licensed veterinarian who administered the furosemide (Salix).

15.2.6.9(E) (2) The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered. A horse qualified for a furosemide (Salix) administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the three-hour or four-hour administration requirement specified above. After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock. 15.2.4.9 (B)(4) No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the stewards. (5) In overnight races, horses that are physically disabled or sick shall be permitted to be scratched first. Should horses representing more than eight betting interests in the daily double or exotic wagering races, or horses representing more than eight betting interests in any other overnight race, remain in after horses with physical excuses have been scratched, then owners or trainers may be permitted at scratch time to scratch horses without physical excuses down to such respective minimum numbers for such races. This privilege shall be determined by lot if an excessive number of owners or trainers wish to scratch their horses. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.

Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-198 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2016 Suspension End: 10/14/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan M Gonzalez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Juan Carlos Gonzalez before the Board of Stewards on September 3, 2016 for a hearing continued from September 2, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Sic Em Sixes”, sample #NC32532 and confirmed in the split sample by Texas A&M. J Patricia Gonzalez is the owner of record for horse “Sic Em Sixes” and was duly notified about the clenbuterol positive. ­­ Juan M Gonzalez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCESK. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING: (1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or(c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or(d) has been nominated to a stakes race.(2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows (a) penalty class A drugs as listed with the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC; (b) blood doping agents including, but not limited to, erythropoietin (EP), darbepoetin, oxylglobin, hempure, aranasep or any substance that abnormally enhances the oxygenation of body tissues;(c) gene doping agents or the non-therapeutic use of genes, genetic elements, or cells that have the capacity to enhance athletic performance or produce analgesia.(d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and(e) androgenic-anabolic steroids present in a sample in a a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission.(5) The commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, may at any time take a urine, blood or hair sample from a horse for this purpose. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC.(7) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible. Penalties for violations of this subsection include (a) any horse not presented for testing upon notification absent extenuating circumstances will be placed immediately on the steward’s list for a minimum of 60 days and shall be subject to all the requirements set forth in Paragraph (7) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (b) the licensed trainer of a horse not presented for testing absent extenuating circumstances shall be 180 days (8) Any licensee who does not comply with the rule or the commission veterinarian for a sample may be subject to disciplinary action.(9) Cooperation with the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, includes (a) assisting in the immediate location and identification of the horse selected for out of competition testing; and (b) assisting the veterinarian in properly procuring the samples.(10) Out of competition samples will be sent to the official laboratory of the commission, or another laboratory as designated by the commission, with reports made in accordance with the provisions of the medication rules and the penalty provisions therefore. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:(2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows: First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension to a maximum 60-day suspension and $500 to $1,000 fine.(2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the 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." For this first out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan M Gonzalez a penalty as follows.

1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning September 14, 2016, through October 14, 2016,inclusive. 2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before October 3 , 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. The horse “Sic Em Sixes” was placed on the Steward’s list on July 28, 2016, for a period of 60 days, during this period he is denied further entry and papers must be removed from the racing office, in addition he must pass a commission approved veterinary examination with a clean blood/urine sample. The sample must be negative for any and all prohibited substances including clenbuterol before being eligible to enter. A positive finding will result in an additional 60 days on the Stewards list with the same requirements.

During said time of applicable suspension, Juan M Gonzalez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Juan M Gonzalez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-148 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Esteban Ramirez, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, Sep. 3, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Dexamethasone" which was found in sample NM20571, after it was collected from the horse, "Ice Cold" which finished 1st in the 8th race, on Aug 14, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 84 pg/ml in blood/plasma, which exceeds the authorized limit of 5.0 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and denied by Esteban Ramirez.
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Esteban Ramirez a penalty as follows;
        1. A fine in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00);
 
This is a first positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before Oct 3, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B) (9) (b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-122 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458 (2)(g)© Repeat Offense - Whipping
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-122-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-122 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Alvin Joseph Francis Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Gillespie County Fairground
Ruling Number: GCF611 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner-Trainer, Alvin Joseph Francis, Jr., having been duly notified, failed to appear to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 09/03/2016, is hereby fined two-hundred fifty($250.00) dollars, in-absentia. Mr. Francis raced the horse, "SHAKEM VALENTINE" the 2nd place finisher in the 9th race at Gillespie County Fair on 07/16/2016. A post-race serum sample, labeled GC071452, collected from this horse indicated the presence of a Phenylbutazone overage concentration at 2.4 +/- 0.2 ug/ml.
 
Mr. Francis had an overage violation in Ruling RETA2560. However, because Mr. Francis was not notified of the earlier overage before he ran "SHAKEM VALENTINE", this overage violation is also considered a first violation within the last 365 days.
Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 9/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-188 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Wesley Giles , having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on September 2, 2016, for working an unlicensed groom on August 14, 2016 at Ruidoso

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Wesley Giles a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before October 2, 2016 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.

Wesley Giles is found to be in violation of the following rules:

16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed 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”.16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 16.47.1.8 A. A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC 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.(1) License categories shall include the following and others as may be established by the commission: GROUP A - racing participants eligible for an optional annual or triennial year license to include owners, trainers, veterinarians, jockeys, and stable name registrations. GROUP B - associations, racing professionals, concession operators, contractors, and managerial racing officials. GROUP C - supervisory racing officials. GROUP D - persons employed by the association, or employed by a person or concern contracting with the association, to provide a service or commodity, which requires their presence in a restricted area, or anywhere on association grounds while pari mutuel wagering is being conducted. GROUP E - racetrack employees and authorized agents (2) Persons required to be licensed shall submit a completed application on forms furnished by the commission and accompanied by the required fee. The following fees are assessed for the issuance of the specified licenses. In addition to license fees listed herein, $20.00 is assessed for each identification picture and badge.15.2.1.8 B. (1) The commission shall regulate each race meeting and the persons who participate in each race meeting 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.

Name: GARRY L THOMPSON Ruling Date: 9/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16055C Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. The State Horse Racing Commission, Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing, has received subsequent infromation regarding the eviction of Garry L. Thompson from Penn National Racetrack. The appeal is hereby GRANTED. The supersedes is also GRANTED.
Name: GARRY L THOMPSON Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16054C Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. On August 29, 2016 the State Horse Racing Commission, Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing received an appeal from Garry L. Thompson regarding his thirty (30) day eviction from the grounds of Penn National Racetrack. The appeal is hereby DENIED. The Supersedes is also DENIED.
Name: DAVID MANUEL GOMEZ BARRAZA Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-137 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer David M Gomez-Barraza having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 1, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drugs “Phenylbutazone” (Bute) and “Flunixin” (Banamine) which was found in sample NM20413, after it was collected from the horse, “Thebigbomblooker” which finished 1st in the 6th race, August 3, 2016, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 0.5 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 8.8 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
 David M Gomez-Barraza is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. (O)(5) NMAC:  A NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class C (fines only) occurs when any combination of two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or below the restrictions in Subparagraphs (a) through (e) of Paragraph 3 above but in excess of the noted restrictions:
                  1. Flunixin - 3 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                  2. Ketoprofen - 1 nanogram per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                  3. Phenylbutazone - 0.3 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
 
 
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 David M Gomez-Barraza a penalty as follows;
 
 A fine in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty dollars ($250);
 
This is a 1st positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(c) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
                                            BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
     ______________________                  _______________________                    ______________________
 
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: JACQUELINE (JACKIE) A ACKSEL Ruling Date: 9/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16301PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE ACCELERATO, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 8TH RACE,SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 12, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 22, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Camille Marie Telford Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-139 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Camille Telford appeared telephonically before the board of Stewards on September 1, 2016 for failure to declare equipment “Blinkers ON” at time of entry on the horse “Double Dehere” entered in the 7TH race on August 28, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque.. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 30, 2016 in accordance with:

NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.

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

Name: Alisha Mary Grace Nichols Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-129 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #46
 
ALISHA NICHOLS TRAINER JACOBS KENNEL
TRAINER PERMIT: 170616
 
THE BOARD OF JUDGES CONDUCTED A HEARING REGARDING ALLEGATIONS SET FORTH IN NOTICE OF HEARING ISSED 8/30/2016
AFTER CONSIDERING THE EVIDENCE, THE JUDGES HERBY FIND THE FOLLOWING:
ALISHA NICHOLS TRAINER JACOBS KENNEL WEIGHED IN THE 5-2 "QUEENOFTHEOVAL" AND THE 8-4 "COULDOFHADITALL" WITH THEIR TAGS REVERSED.
 
MS. NICHOLS WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND PLEADED GUILTY.
 
THE JUDGES CONCLUED THAT THE CONDUCT OF JOE OTTO VIOLATES SECTION 178-2-41.1 OF THE GREYHOUND RACING RULES, 178 C.S.R. 2 THE JUDGES HERBY IMPOSE THE FOLLOWING PENALTY:  
THIS BEING MS. NICHOLS FIRST OFFENSE, NO FINE IS LEVIED. (0.00)
 
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS RULING TO THE RACING COMMISSION.  YOUR APPEAL MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE COMMISSIO OFFICE WITH 20 DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS RULING AND MUST INCLUE A SECURITY FEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00.
 
DATED: 8/31/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: EDDIE J KENNEALLY Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16139PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "SEA OF ERIN", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FIFTH (5TH)RACE, AUGUST 31, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ROBERT M GORHAM Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16138PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "ONE THIRTY ONE" IN THE FIRST (1ST) RACE, AUGUST 31, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: DALE CAPUANO Ruling Date: 8/31/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16137PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "ROCKY POLICY", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FOURTH (4TH) RACE, AUGUST 30, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: GLENROY B BROWN Ruling Date: 8/31/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16136PI Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure or late to lasix security barn. TRAINER GLENROY B. BROWN IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "SHOWTIME GIRL" (MISSED LASIX TREATMENT), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FOR THE THIRD (3RD) RACE, AUGUST 30, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 & DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4. SECTION 165.216 which reads in part: If a licensee shall fail to run an entered horse, the Stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he/she shall, on timely complicance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4 which reads in part: Provide an attendant in the immediate area of designated bleeder stalls and verify practitioners administration of lasix. FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: NABUCODONOSOR MORALES Ruling Date: 8/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16135PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "BROWN EYED LADY", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE EIGHTH (8TH) RACE, AUGUST 28, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 8, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOSEPH OTTO Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-45 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #45
 
JOE OTTO TRAINER PATRIOT/TAPLIN KENNEL
TRAINER PERMIT:
 
THE BOARD OF JUDGES CONDUCTED A HEARING REGARDING ALLEGATIONS SET FORTH IN NOTICE OF HEARING ISSED 8/26/2016
AFTER CONSIDERING THE EVIDENCE, THE JUDGES HERBY FIND THE FOLLOWING:
JOE OTTO TRAINER PATRIOT/TAPLIN KENNEL WEIGHED IN THE 5-8 "CURTS LOEW" AND THE 13-1 "PIRATES COVE" WITH THEIR TAGS REVERSED.
MR. OTTO WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND PLEADED GUILTY.
 
THE JUDGES CONCLUED THAT THE CONDUCT OF JOE OTTO VIOLATES SECTION 178-2-41.1 OF THE GREYHOUND RACING RULES, 178 C.S.R. 2 THE JUDGES HERBY IMPOSE THE FOLLOWING PENALTY:  
THIS BEING MR. OTTO'S FIRST OFFENSE, NO FINE IS LEVIED. (0.00)
 
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS RULING TO THE RACING COMMISSION.  YOUR APPEAL MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE COMMISSIO OFFICE WITH 20 DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS RULING AND MUST INCLUE A SECURITY FEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00.
 
DATED: 8/28/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: Jorge Garfias Ruling Date: 8/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Malvern
Ruling Number: 2016-ONE-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 8/6/2016 in Malad Idaho blood sample # 119981 was taken from Mr. Jorge Garfias's horse Ivory Cowboy. Mr. Garfias is the Trainer of the horse that was the winner of the 5th race in Malad and sample was sent to Truesdail for testing. On 8/23/2016 the Racing Commission received confimation in a final report from Truesdail that the blood sample taken was found to contain Flunixin. The amount of Flunixin was higher than allowed at 71 +/- 2 nanograms/ml. Mr. Jorge Garfias is in viloation of IDAPA 11.04.11.290.02 and is fined $500.00 by the ISRC's Stewards. This is Mr. Jorge Garfias SECOND offense and it been documented with the Commission and with legal department.
Name: Jorge Garfias Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Malvern
Ruling Number: 2016-ONE-1-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ONE-1 - Restored to Good Standing: Mr. Jorge Garfias paid his $500.00 dollar fine on 9/19/2016. He is now able to run horses in the state of Idaho.
Name: ALBIN ALEXANDER JIMENEZ Ruling Date: 8/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16577 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2016 Suspension End: 9/20/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey Albin is suspended three (3) racing days (September 2, 3, and 6, 2016) for allowing "Paint the Corners" to drift out on the turn of the sixth (6th) race on August 24, 2016 and herding "Exximia" to the outside as the horses were preparing to turn down the stretch impeding the progress of "Exximia" and costing "Exximia" an opportunity for a better placing, a violation of 71 IAC 7.5-6-5(b)(1). "Paint the Corners" was disqualified from first (1st) and was placed third (3rd).

During his period of suspension, Mr. Jimenez may ride in designated stakes races but then must serve a replacement day of suspension.

Name: ALBIN ALEXANDER JIMENEZ Ruling Date: 9/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16577-ASD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2016 Suspension End: 9/20/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 16577 - Appeal Stay Denied

Pursuant to administrative Law Judge Kelly R. Eskew, Jockey Albin Jimenez's appeal of a three (3) racing day suspension in Steward's Ruling #16577 is denied for failing to participate in a pre-hearing conference on September 8, 2016. Mr. Jimenez's suspension will now be served on September 16, 17, and 20, 2016.

Mr. Jimenez may ride in designated stakes races but then must serve a replacement day of suspension.

Name: JAMES E HELZER Ruling Date: 8/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-175 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer James E Helzer having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the before the Board of Stewards on August 20, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for Firing Tools , entered in the fourth race, on August 1, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount off fifty dollars ($ 50.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 26, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. 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. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: AMY M WOODFORD Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16300PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. HAVING FAILED TO CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE PROPER MANNER (TURNING IN VET SHEETS THAT ARE NOT LEGIBLY WRITTEN) ON, AUGUST 26, 2016, AUGUST 29, 2016 AND AUGUST 31, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 163.201. SECTION 165.201: The Stewards shall have the power to resolve matters before them including those which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Stewards shall render an opinion in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 11, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 21, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: SHELLY M. GREEN Ruling Date: 8/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16126PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "THE YANK", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE THIRD (3RD) RACE, AUGUST 25, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: KELLY MARIE RUBLEY Ruling Date: 8/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16129PI 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: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "JORDAN LAKE" IN THE SEVENTH (7TH)RACE, AUGUST 25, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: WILLIAM OTERO Ruling Date: 8/31/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16295PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation). BEING DISRESPECTFUL, BY NOT FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH A REQUEST OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS IN A TIMELY MANNER, AUGUST 25, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 11, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 21, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: DANIEL H CONWAY Ruling Date: 8/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16128PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "LAUGH LOVE LIVE" (NO RECENTED PUBLISHED WORK) , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FIFTH (5TH) RACE, , 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216 AND 163.132. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011 ALL FIRST TIME STARTERS MUST HAVE AT LEAST (3) THREE PUBLISHED WORKS. ADDITIONALLY EACH FIRST TIME STARTER MUST HAVE A PUBLISHED GATE WORKOUT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF START. FIRST TIME STARTERS MUST PRESENT AN OK CARD TO THE PADDOCK JUDGE IN ORDER TO RUN. HORSES WHICH HAVE NOT STARTED FOR (6) SIX MONTHS OR MORE MUST HAVE AT LEAST (3) THREE PUBLISHED WORKS INCLUDING A GATE WORKOUT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF START. ALL GATE WORKS MUST BE PUBLISHED PRIOR TO ENTRY. ALL LATE WORKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE STEWARDS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO PUBLISHED POST TIME FOR THE FIRST RACE. 163.132. TIMED WORKOUTS. A HORSE WHICH HAS NOT STARTED FOR A PERIOD OD 30 DAYS OR MORE IS INELIGIBLE TO RACE UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED A TIMED WORKOUT SATISFACTORY TO THE STEWARDS PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE RACE IN WHICH IT IS ENTERED. A WORKOUT FOLLOWING THE ENRTY OF A HORSE SHALL APPEAR ON THE OFFICIAL DAILY RACING PROGRAM. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: STEPHANIE SHARON BEATTIE Ruling Date: 8/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16127PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "BOLD DEED", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FOURTH (4TH) RACE, AUGUST 25, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MICHAEL E JOHNSON Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16293PN Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/25/2008 Suspension End: 8/24/2016
Ruling Text: Failure to secure proper licensing. SUBJECT OF RULING #08011PN DATED FEBRUARY 1, 2008 HAVING PAID AN OUTSTANDING FINE IS HEREBY ELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING AS OF AUGUST 24, 2016.
Name: GREGORY SACCO Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 69-2016 DE Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 69-2016

Trainer Gregory Sacco, RCI ID 2080228, DOB 11/13/1965, having had a telephonic hearing on 8/23/2016, Mr. Sacco is fined the sum of One Thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for scratching the horse "Theyallcomehome" from the second (2nd) race on Monday, August 1, 2016, at Delaware Park while running on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Monmouth Park during the five day entry period. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 11.14.1.5. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Name: CLAYTON l ECHOLS Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-109 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Clayton I Echols having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 20, 2016 for a disciplinary hearing for conduct concerning Clayton Echols use of abusive language toward a racing official on July 31, 2016, was found in violation of Commission rules.

This ruling is in accordance with: NMAC: 16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS L. GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE::

(h) is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds; the fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule;

NMAC 15.2.3.8.(B) (1) (d) B. Stewards. (1) General authority. The stewards for each meeting shall be responsible to the commission for the conduct of the race meeting in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. (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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Clayton chols a penalty in the amount of Five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2016 in accordance with NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of:

Name: CLAYTON l ECHOLS Ruling Date: 8/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-109-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-109 - Modified Ruling: For this violation the board of Stewards assessed Clayton Echols a penalty in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September24, 2016.
Name: PHILIP T ARISTONE Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16294PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to present a valid coggins test. FAILURE TO HAVE A 2016 COGGINS TEST AVAILABLE ON THE HORSE CHILHAM COURT, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 7TH RACE, AUGUST 24, 2016. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 03, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 13,2016 FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JEFF W ZOOK Ruling Date: 8/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16124PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "LOVING PARTNER" (NO PUBLISHED WORK) , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FOURTH (4TH) RACE, AUGUST 24, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216 AND 163.132. 163.132. TIMED WORKOUTS. A HORSE WHICH HAS NOT STARTED FOR A PERIOD OD 30 DAYS OR MORE IS INELIGIBLE TO RACE UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED A TIMED WORKOUT SATISFACTORY TO THE STEWARDS PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE RACE IN WHICH IT IS ENTERED. A WORKOUT FOLLOWING THE ENRTY OF A HORSE SHALL APPEAR ON THE OFFICIAL DAILY RACING PROGRAM. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 4, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: NICHOLAS CARUSO Ruling Date: 8/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16125PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "MISTEVIOUS", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE, AUGUST 24, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 4, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MICHAEL A FERRARO Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16130PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "EXPEDITER" IN THE FIRST (1ST)RACE, AUGUST 24, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JUSTIN JOHNS Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16122PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "PLAINS WARRIOR", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE THIRD (3RD) RACE, AUGUST 23, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 3, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 13, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MIGUEL A RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16186PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A TRAINER LICENSE, THE ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE #511153845 OF MIGUEL A. RODRIGUEZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 8/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2016-027 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The post race sample # 0083471 collected on 7/30/2016 from 1st race #5 I'll Have Another was found to contain Flunixin at a concentration of 28.3 ng/ml. This is in excess of the regulatory threshold of 20 ng/ml as set by the KHRC. This is a third offense. Mr. Shehan is fined $500.00. Fines not paid with in 7 days of the action date may result in additional fines and or suspension.
Name: ARNULFO ASCENCIO Ruling Date: 8/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-173 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/2/2016 Suspension End: 9/17/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Arnulfo Ascencio Jr., having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on August 21, 2016 for falsification of identification of the horse “Red Dirt Rookie” in an official workout the morning of August 5, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.(Trainer identified a horse as “Red Dirt Rookie” for an official workout on August 5, 2016. The clocker’s requested for the official outrider to identify the horse in question; after reading the lip tattoo it was determined that the horse in question was not Red Dirt Rookie.) Arnulfo Ascencio Jr is found in violation of Commission rules For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arnulfo Ascencio Jr a penalty of
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1000.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 22, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
    2. A suspension of al NMRC licenses for 15 days starting September 1, 2016 through September 17, 2016 inclusive
During said time of applicable suspension, Arnulfo Ascencio 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. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Arnulfo Ascencio Jr are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.Arnulfo Ascencio Jr is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.11 WORKOUTS: A. REQUIREMENTS:(1) (2) Any horse which has started, but not within six (6) months, must have one (1) official workout from the starting gate or must have proof of standing the horse at least one (1) time within a sixty (60) day period. Any horse which has started, but not within sixty (60) days, must have at least one (1) workout within sixty (60) days prior to time of race. Horses that have not started within six (6) months of entry must have at least two (2) approved workouts within the sixty (60) days. 15.2.5.11 B. IDENTIFICATION: (1) Each horse must be properly identified prior to its participation in an official timed workout 16.47.1.10 B. ABSOLUTE INSURER: (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.” 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection. 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: ARNULFO ASCENCIO Ruling Date: 8/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-172 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arnulfo Ascencio Jr, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on August 21, 2016 for failure to have sufficient works for entry “Red Dirt Rookie” in the ninth race August 5, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

Arnulfo Ascencio Jr is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.11 WORKOUTS: A. REQUIREMENTS:(1) A non-starter must have had within sixty (60) days of entry one (1) approved official schooling race or at least two (2) workouts recorded at a pari mutuel or commission recognized facility and posted with the racing secretary prior to time of race, one (1) of the two (2) workouts shall be from the starting gate, and be gate approved. It shall be the trainer's responsibility to establish validity as to workouts and gate approvals. (2) Any horse which has started, but not within six (6) months, must have one (1) official workout from the starting gate or must have proof of standing the horse at least one (1) time within a sixty (60) day period. Any horse which has started, but not within sixty (60) days, must have at least one (1) workout within sixty (60) days prior to time of race. Horses that have not started within six (6) months of entry must have at least two (2) approved workouts within the sixty (60) days. (3) Horses that have never raced around the turn will be required to have within thirty (30) days prior to time of race, at least one (1) workout at 660 yards or farther. Horses that have previously started in a race around the turn, but not within sixty (60) days, will be required to have at least one (1) workout at 660 yards or farther prior to time of race. 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”. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arnulfo Ascencio Jr a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 22, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 8/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-169 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Raul Herrera, having been summoned, failing to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on August 20, 2016, returning to the unsaddling saddling area with a lame horse after the 6th race on August 19, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Raul Herrera, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2016 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: 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.” 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.

Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 8/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-171 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

issued in error

Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 8/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-168 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Ivan Carnero, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 20, 2016, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount out of the gate “MC FIREANDBRIMSTONE” in the 12th Race on August 19, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Ivan Carnero, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2016 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: 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)(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.” 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.” 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: IVAN P CARNERO Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-168-REST Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-168 - Restored to Good Standing paid fine
Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-108 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2016 Suspension End: 9/3/2016
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Ruben Raul Calderon having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date August 21, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard Rcj Up and At Em in the 7th race, August 20, 2016, at The Downs at Albuqueque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a suspension of Three (3) racing days  August 31, September 2nd and 3rd , 2016
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-108-MODPEN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2016 Suspension End: 9/3/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-108 - Modified Penalty Change of dates. Suspension dates are August 31, September 1st and 2nd, 2016
Name: RAMON GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-103 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon Gallegos, having appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 20, 2016 for entering the horse “Andele Sunrise” and having no registration papers in the racing office which resulted in a program scratch in the 2ND on August 19, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ramon Gallegos a penalty in the amount of Two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 20, 2016 in accordance with NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of:

Name: TONY L PICKARD Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-105 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Tony L. Pickard DVM, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, August 20, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for the confirmed administration of the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone"(Bute) which was found in samples NM20030, NM20038, and NM20176, to be above the allowable limits of 2 .0 mg/ml.
 
The administration of this drug was accidently given under the supervision of Tony L. Pickard and he assumes full responsibility.   
Tony L. Pickard DVM is found to be in violation of:  
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.8 (E) NMAC: VETERINARY COMPLIANCE: The official veterinarian, racing veterinarian, and each practicing veterinarian shall comply with all federal and state statutes and applicable rules regulating veterinary practices as may be promulgated by the New Mexico board of veterinary medicine and the New Mexico board of pharmacy.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony L. Pickard DVM a penalty as follows;
        1. A fine in the amount of Three Thousand Dollars ($3000.00);
        2. Educate and discipline employees as required.
 
15.2.3.8 (B)(3) I NMAC: All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. To be paid by 9/20/2016.
 
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: KEITH M SARGENT Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 68-2016 DE Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 68-2016

Exercise Rider Keith M. Sargent, RCI ID 52268, DOB 03/12/1973, is hereby fine the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars and put on a conditinal license for the remainder of the 2016 racing meet for an atlercation in the barn area. Also Mr. Sargent is required to attend and complete an anger management program approved but the Stewards by October17, 2016. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1, 2.52.1.8, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.4.1.15.

Name: TODD WYATT FINCHER Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-167 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Todd Fincher, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2016, regarding a security citation for working a two unlicensed grooms on July 31, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards assessed Todd Fincher a penalty in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300). The fine is to be paid on or before September 20, 2016 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.

Todd Fincher was found to be in violation of Commission rules.

16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”. 16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission. 16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission. 16.47.1.8 A. A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC 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.(1) License categories shall include the following and others as may be established by the commission: GROUP A - racing participants eligible for an optional annual or triennial year license to include owners, trainers, veterinarians, jockeys, and stable name registrations. GROUP B - associations, racing professionals, concession operators, contractors, and managerial racing officials. GROUP C - supervisory racing officials. GROUP D - persons employed by the association, or employed by a person or concern contracting with the association, to provide a service or commodity, which requires their presence in a restricted area, or anywhere on association grounds while pari mutuel wagering is being conducted. GROUP E - racetrack employees and authorized agents (2) Persons required to be licensed shall submit a completed application on forms furnished by the commission and accompanied by the required fee. The following fees are assessed for the issuance of the specified licenses. In addition to license fees listed herein, $20.00 is assessed for each identification picture and badge.15.2.1.8 B. (1) The commission shall regulate each race meeting and the persons who participate in each race meeting 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RUBEN RAUL CALDERON Ruling Date: 8/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-100 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Ruben Raul Calderon having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date August 19, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard Tellers Fly in the 9th race August 17, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 18, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISION
 B. Stewards.
   (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered
 
 Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: FELIX EDWARDO PINERO Ruling Date: 8/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16292PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/12/2016 Suspension End: 9/21/2016
Ruling Text: General Ruling. JOCKEY FELIX PINERO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 THROUGH AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #6 GROGGER TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #5 BLAVASTKI HAVING CAME DOWN INTO #5 BLAVASTKI IN THE STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 1ST POSITION TO 3RD IN THE 2ND RACE, AUGUST 19, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). (2ND OFFENSE WTHIN TWO MONTH TIME FRAME) FELIX PINERO IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: DOROTHY L TOBER Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-44 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #44
TO: Dorothy Tober Trainer Charter Kenner
Trainer Permit #161146
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued 8/7/2016,  after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
 
Dorothy Tober Trainer Charter Kennel brought to the Sunday weigh-in the greyhound "KB's Thermo King" 3 1/2 lbs over set weight, causing a scratch.  
Ms. Tober  waived her right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Dorothy Tober violates section(s) I78-2-44.3 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
Scott Purdy is hereby fined One Hundred  Dollars. ($100.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated: 8/19/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: TERESA KATHLEEN CONNELLY Ruling Date: 8/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16121PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "TWO TO ONE", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE THIRD (3RD)RACE, AUGUST 18, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 31, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: TERRY W JUDGE Ruling Date: 8/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-58 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held on July 14, 2016 to determine if Owner Terry Judge violated Iowa Rules of Racing 491 IAC 6.5(3) “e” Theft or deceptive practice of any nature on the premises of a facility and 491 IAC 6.5(3) “i” Conduct in Iowa or elsewhere has been dishonest, undesirable, detrimental to, or reflects negatively on, the integrity or best interests of racing and gaming and 491 IAC 10.6 (18) a. (2) Number of claims. An ownership entity (sole owner, partnership, racing stable, corporation or owner/trainer acting as an owner) shall not claim more than one horse in a race. An authorized agent or trainer acting on behalf of an ownership entity shall not submit more than one claim in a race with or without commonality of ownership and 491 IAC 10.6(18) a. (8) Obstructing the rules of claiming. No person or licensee shall obstruct or interfere with another person or licensee in claiming any horse, enter into any agreement with another to subvert or defeat the object and procedures of a claiming race, or attempt to prevent any horse entered from being claimed.  Specifically, whether Terry Judge conspired with Trainer Amanda Dymond and Trainer Ray Tracy Jr. in an effort for Trainer Tracy Jr. to claim a horse for him out of the 9th race on July 8, 2016.
 
In the ninth race on July 8, 2016, Trainer Ray Tracy Jr. submitted a claim for the horse “Gambler Five” on behalf of Owner Jon Hansich.  In the same race, Owner/Trainer Amanda Dymond submitted a claim on the horse “Scatin Around” for Owner Terry Judge.  The Board notes there were a total of two claims in on “Gambler Five” and three claims in on “Scatin Around.”  Owner Jon Hansich was the successful claimant on “Gambler Five” and Owner Danny Caldwell was the successful claimant on “Scatin Around.”  The Board voided Owner Terry Judge’s claim.
 
Owner Terry Judge appeared in person for his hearing and was represented by Attorney Rick Olson.
 
The Board notes the Board also held hearings on July 14, 2016, on Owner/Trainer Amanda Dymond and Trainer Ray Tracy Jr. for same aforementioned alleged rule violations. Dymond and Tracy Jr. were also represented by Attorney Rick Olson.
 
Owner Terry Judge testified he called Tracy the morning of July 8, 2016 to have Tracy claim a horse for him that evening out of the ninth race.  Judge testified Tracy said he couldn’t because he (Tracy) was claiming another horse in the race, and he (Tracy) recommended Dymond claim the horse for him and Tracy handed the phone to Dymond.  Judge stated at that time, he talked to Dymond about claiming the horse. Judge testified he already knew from their (Judge and Dymond) previous conversation in Louisiana in January that Dymond charged $50.00 per day. Judge stated that nothing definite concerning Dymond training for him resulted in their discussion.   Judge testified Tracy is his trainer of record on his (Judge) Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission License application.  Judge testified Tracy has been his trainer for 10 to 15 years, and is the only trainer that has submitted claims on his behalf in recent history. The Board notes Tracy submitted seven claims on behalf of Judge this year at Prairie Meadows. Judge acknowledged, at the time Dymond submitted a claim on his behalf for “Scatin Around” in the ninth race on July 8, 2016, he (Judge) did not have any foal papers in Dymond’s trainer folder.
 
Trainer Tracy testified there wasn’t any collusion between Owner/Trainer Amanda Dymond, Owner Terry Judge and himself to claim more than one horse out of the ninth race on July 8, 2016.  Tracy testified Judge called him the morning of July 8, 2016 and asked him to claim a horse out of the ninth race that evening. Tracy stated he told Judge he couldn’t claim on his behalf because he was already claiming another horse in that race for another owner. Tracy testified he recommended Dymond claim the horse for him (Judge) and then handed his phone to Dymond.  Tracy testified he has some business ties with Dymond but they keep their training business separate. When asked by the Board, Tracy testified Dymond has never been his assistant trainer nor has he (Tracy) told Dymond what equipment her horses run in. When the Board specifically asked Tracy if, while in the paddock prior to a race, Dymond ever ask him if the horse she was saddling (training) went in blinkers, Tracy stated no.  
 
The Board questioned Tracy further about Dymond ever being his assistant trainer in Illinois in 2015. Tracy testified he forgot, she (Dymond) had been his assistant. The Board also questioned Tracy further while in the paddock prior to a race, if Dymond asked him (Tracy) if the horse Dymond was saddling (training) went in blinkers. Tracy testified maybe, if she didn’t have a program, she would ask him (Tracy) and he would look in his program or overnight sheet and tell her what equipment the horse wore.
 
Owner/Trainer Amanda Dymond testified she has been a licensed trainer since 2013.  Dymond testified she works for Tracy by saddling and galloping horses in Minnesota, Iowa and over the winter, Louisiana. Dymond testified Tracy pays her for the work she does. When asked by the Board, Dymond testified she has never been an assistant trainer for Tracy.  Dymond stated she keeps her pony at Tracy’s farm and her son works there as well.  Dymond testified over the winter, while at Fairgrounds Racetrack in Louisiana, Tracy, Judge and she (Dymond) were at dinner where she talked to Judge about the possibility of training some horses for him.  Dymond stated nothing specific or definite about her training for Judge came from their discussion. The Board questioned Dymond if she ever asked Tracy, as it concerns a horse she was training, what equipment that horse raced in. Dymond testified no, why would I. The Board asked Dymond, while in the paddock prior to a race, did she ask Tracy what equipment the horse raced in. Dymond stated no.  
 
The Board questioned Dymond further if she was Tracy’s assistant trainer in Illinois in 2015.  Dymond stated yes, she had forgotten that she was.  
 
The Board questioned Dymond further if, while saddling her horse in the paddock for a race, if she ever asked Tracy if the horse she was saddling (training) raced in blinkers.  Dymond testified she may have, if she didn’t have a program to check if the hose went in blinkers and if Tracy had a (program) she would have asked him.  Dymond further testified she did remember asking Tracy, while saddling her horse in the paddock for a race, if her horse went in blinkers because she didn’t have a program.
 
 
Due to a family medical emergency, Racing Official Paddock Judge Carmen Bish testified prior to Tracy’s hearing.  Bish testified she was on duty as paddock judge during the first part of Prairie Meadows 2016 racing season when she witnessed Owner/Trainer Dymond, while saddling her horse for a race, ask Trainer Ray Tracy Jr. if the horse she was saddling wore blinkers. After Tracy, Dymond and Judge’s hearings, the Board questioned Bish if Tracy checked his official racing program, overnight sheet or any other document when Dymond asked him (Tracy) if the horse she was saddling (training) raced in blinkers. Bish stated no, he did not.  
 
State Veterinarians stated they often saw Ray Tracy Jr., his Assistant Trainer Tanner Tracy and Amanda Dymond in each other’s shedrow on a regular basis.
 
The Board finds, based upon the preponderance of evidence, Owner Terry Judge in violation of the aforementioned Iowa Rules of Racing.  Owner Terry Judge conspired with Owner/Trainer Amanda Dymond and Trainer Ray Tracy Jr. in an effort to have Trainer Tracy Jr. claim a horse on his behalf out of the ninth race on July 8, 2016.  Judge’s testimony is not credible. Judge would have the Board believe he and Dymond discussed having Dymond train his horses for him in Louisiana during the month of January. No agreement or arrangement for Dymond to train Judge’s horses came from that meeting. Since the beginning of Prairie Meadows 2016 race meet, Judge submitted seven claims in an effort to claim a horse. Trainer Tracy Jr. signed the claim slip as Judge’s trainer on all seven claim slips. Further, the Board finds there is a long standing professional and financial tie between Tracy and Dymond. The Board further finds there was, and currently is, a long standing owner –trainer relationship between Tracy and Judge. Prior to the ninth race on July 8, 2016, no such relationship existed between Judge and Dymond. Therefore, Owner Terry Judge is fined one thousand dollars ($1000.00.)  
 
Having failed to pay his fine in ruling 45756 dated August 18, 2016, Owner Terry Judge is hereby suspended.
 
 
 
  
Name: TERRY W JUDGE Ruling Date: 9/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-58-FTC Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-PRM-58 - Failure to Comply
 
Having failed to pay his fine in ruling 45756 dated August 18, 2016, Owner Terry Judge is hereby suspended
Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 8/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-95 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Jaime Aldavaz Sr. was called when the Stewards were unable to contact Jamie Aldavaz Jr. telephonically on August 17, 2016 for failure to declare equipment “Flipping halter On” at time of entry on the horse“Mega Source” entered in the 10TH race on August 14, 2016 at The Downs at 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 September17, 2016 in accordance with

NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-95-MOD Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-95 - Modified Ruling This ruling was done in error.
Name: J MICHAEL ROGERS Ruling Date: 8/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16134PI Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation). FAILING TO SHOW HIS PENNSYLVANIA HORSE RACING LIICENSE WHEN ENTERING THE PADDOCK AND FOR USING PROFANE & INDEVENT LANGUAGE WENT ENTERING THE PADDOCK PRIOR TO THE SIXTH (6TH) RACE ON AUGUST 15, 2016., IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(c): The Stewards may fine, suspend, or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. § 165.90. Admission to premises and security. No person other than members, officers, and employes of the Commission, racing officials, and security officers of the licensee shall be permitted to enter any part of the licensed premises, except the Club House, Grandstand, or other area open to patrons, or the general public, unless he possesses and displays an identification card or badge, authorizing his admittance thereto or possesses or displays a temporary identification permit to enter the particular area. Only the following listed persons shall be entitled to enter the stable area of a licensee: members, officers, and employes of the Commission; management and employes of management performing duties therein; racing officials; security officers of licensee; owners; trainers; grooms and others performing official duties in the stable area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 8, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 8/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-89 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Rigoberto Villalobos Sr, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, August 13, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Dexamethasone" which was found in sample NM20320, after it was collected from the horse, "Paydirt Pete" which finished 1st in the 2nd race, on July 24, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 495pg/ml in blood/plasma, which exceeds the authorized limit of 5.0 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and denied by Rigoberto Villalobos Sr
 
Rigoberto Villalobos Sr. is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Rigoberto Villalobos Sr. a penalty as follows;
        1. A fine in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00);
 
This is a first positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before September 14, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B) (9) (b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 8/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-87 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
 
Jockey Albert T. Medrano having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date August 13, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard Stick Shift Sc in the 10th race, August 12, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 12, 2016 in accordance with
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 B. Stewards
  (3) Disciplinary action.
   (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 8/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-159 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Justin Evans, having been duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 13, 2016, regarding a security citation for working an unlicensed groom on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before September 13, 2016 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.

Justin Evans was found to be in violation of Commission rules.

16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”. 16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission. 16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission. 16.47.1.8 A. A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC 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.(1) License categories shall include the following and others as may be established by the commission: GROUP A - racing participants eligible for an optional annual or triennial year license to include owners, trainers, veterinarians, jockeys, and stable name registrations. GROUP B - associations, racing professionals, concession operators, contractors, and managerial racing officials. GROUP C - supervisory racing officials. GROUP D - persons employed by the association, or employed by a person or concern contracting with the association, to provide a service or commodity, which requires their presence in a restricted area, or anywhere on association grounds while pari mutuel wagering is being conducted. GROUP E - racetrack employees and authorized agents (2) Persons required to be licensed shall submit a completed application on forms furnished by the commission and accompanied by the required fee. The following fees are assessed for the issuance of the specified licenses. In addition to license fees listed herein, $20.00 is assessed for each identification picture and badge.15.2.1.8 B. (1) The commission shall regulate each race meeting and the persons who participate in each race meeting 15.2.3.8 B (3) (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. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Gerardo Garcia Ruling Date: 8/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 60-2016 DE Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 60-2016

Exercise Rider Gerardo Garcia, RCI ID 1953670, DOB 10/5/1990 is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for a Safety Violation (smoking in the shed row). Refer to D.T.R.C. RULES 5.26, 3.4.1.15 AND 3.4. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-80 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having been notified telephonically by the Board of Stewards on August 10, 2016 for failure to have equipment ( Blinker on) that was designated at time of entry on the horse “Hardtimez”, entered in the 8TH race, on August 6, 2016 at Down of Albuquerque. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards. . For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 10, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: CARLOS A VILLASANA Ruling Date: 8/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16131PI Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing. JOCKEY CARLOS A. VILLASANA, WAS TO ATTEND A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON AUGUST 27, 2016. HAVING FAILED TO ATTEND THE HEARING, THE LICENSE OF JOCKEY CARLOS A. VILLASANA IS HEREBY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE AUGUST 27, 2016 PENDING APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS TO ANSWER CHARGES OF A POSITIVE HUMAN DRUG TEST. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ROSS A CROGHAN Ruling Date: 8/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH64 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Croghan failed to honor the declaration of the horse "HOLLYROCK HEYDEN" in the 12th race on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  Mr. Croghan is hereby fined the sum of two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-16.1(b)
Name: ROSS A CROGHAN Ruling Date: 8/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH62 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Croghan was the trainer of the horse "DABUNKA", which raced in the 4th race on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Meadowlands Racetrack and was given a post race blood test which disclosed the presence of Omeprazole Sulfide which exceeded allowable limits.
 
As a result, Mr. Croghan is hereby fined the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250.00) dollars.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-23.8(h)
Name: MARCUS DREW MILLER Ruling Date: 8/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH65 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Miller did drive in a careless manner, allowing his horse to cross the inner boundaries of the racetrack, leaving the course while improving your position in the stretch, resulting in the disqualification of the horse #4 "KELLI RACHELLE" from 5th to 9th in the 6th race on Friday, August 5, 2016.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a)10
Name: SCOTT PURDY Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-43 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #43
TO: Scott Purdy Trainer Sarras Kennel
Trainer Permit #160678
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued 7/19/2016,  after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
 
Scott Purdy Trainer Sarras Kennel had the greyhound "KB's Fast Sherry" test positive for Methocarbamol.
 
Mr. Purdy waived his right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Scott Purdy violates section(s) I78-2-51.1 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
Scott Purdy is hereby fined One Hundred and Fifty  Dollars. ($150.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated: 8/7/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: ANTONIO MICHAEL MOORE Ruling Date: 8/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16132PI Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation). BEING OBNOXIOUS ON THE GROUNDS OF PRESQUE ISLI DOWNS ON AUGUST 7, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(c): The Stewards may fine, suspend, or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: LUIS RAUL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/7/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-78 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
issued in error
Name: LUIS RAUL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-78-RES Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-78 - Ruling Rescinded
Name: JORGE MARTIN BOURDIEU Ruling Date: 8/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-75 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jorge Martin Bourdieu having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 6, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard “AmericasWay” in the 9TH race August 5, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race Track, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a fine of Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ($250.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before September 6, 2016 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:

15.2.5.13 RUNNING OF THE RACE: C. JOCKEY REQUIREMENTS

Name: LOUISE MARIE STRONG Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #42
TO: Louise Strong Trainer Jacobs Kennel
Trainer Permit #170240
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued August 5, 2016  after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
Louise Strong Trainer Jacobs Kennel had the greyhound "Marge In Charge" tested positive for Methocarbamol.
 
Ms. Strong waived her right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Louise Strong Trainer Jacobs Kennel violates section(s) I78-2-51.1 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
Louise Strong is hereby fined One Hundred and  Fifty  Dollars. ($150.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated: 8/6/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: Arnulfo Torres-Vargas Ruling Date: 8/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 56-2016 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 56-2016

Groom Arnulfo Torres-Vargas, DOB 7/18/1983, RCI ID # 1808772, having appeared for a hearing on Wednesday, August 5, 2016, is hereby fined the sum of Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) dollars for driving while intoxicacted on the horse path and running through the fence. Also he is ordered to reimburse Delaware Park in the amount of Three Hundred Fifty Four ($354.50) dollars and Fifty cents for expenses incurred as a result of the incident on th barn area on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. In addition to the fine Mr. Torres-Varga's driving privileges in the barn area are suspended and his D.T.R.C. license is conditional until the end of the 2016 meet. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15,18.1 and 18.1.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Name: STEPHANIE SHARON BEATTIE Ruling Date: 8/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16104PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/1/2016 Suspension End: 9/2/2016
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "BOLD DEED", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE THIRD (3rd) RACE, AUGUST 3, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 14, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 24, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: STEPHANIE SHARON BEATTIE Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16140PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/1/2016 Suspension End: 9/2/2016
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER STEPHANIE SHARON BEATTIE IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PENDING PAYMENT OF THE FINE LEVIED AGAINST HER IN RULING #16104PI DATED AUGUST 4,2016 FOR BEING IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.471(C) & (D). 163.471(C) FINES SHALL BE PAID WITHIN 48 HOURS... 163.471(D) IF A FINE IS NOT PAID IN FULL WITHIN THE TIME, THE COMMISSION MAY SUSPEND THE LICENSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL. THE SUSPENSION SHALL BE LIFTED UPON PAYMENT OF THE OUTSTANDING FINES SO IMPOSED.
Name: STEPHANIE SHARON BEATTIE Ruling Date: 9/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16141PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/1/2016 Suspension End: 9/2/2016
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. SUBJECT OF RULING #16140PI DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 HAVING PAID AN OUTSTANDING FINE IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING AS OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2016.
Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 8/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-137 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2016 Suspension End: 8/13/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jose Enrique Ortiz, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2016, for careless riding which resulted in the disqualification of his mount “Coronas Boy” from first place and ordered unplaced in the first race, July 31, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs. (allowed his horse to drop in going into the far turn, causing #1 to be in tight quarters, clip heels, and unseat the rider).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Enrique Ortiz a suspension of 3 race days (August 8, 2016, August 12, 2016 and August 13, 2016).

Jose Enrique Ortiz z is allowed to ride designated races.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-136 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2016 Suspension End: 9/10/2016
Ruling Text:

Trainer Taurino Gutierrez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “16-hydroxystanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Valorus”, who finished fourth place in the 5th race, on April 30, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, Test Sample #: NM16180 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 25, 2016. Melissa Soto, the owner of record for the horse “Valorus”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. Taurino Gutierrez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(H)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS(1) No AAS shall be permitted in test sample collected from racing horses except for residues of the major metabolite of nandrolone, and the naturally occurring substances boldenone and testosterone at concentrations less than the indicated thresholds.(3)Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses. 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(d) NMAC: 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.”

For this first Class 3 Penalty B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Taurino Gutierrez the following penalty

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning August 11, 2016 through September 10, 2016, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before September 1, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. The horse “Valorus”” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    4. Loss of purse from the 5th race, on April 30, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Valorus””, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.
                    1. Jess Prize Me
                    2. Imperial Eagle
                    3. Gamey Tee Cos
                    4. Willie Be Fired
                    5. Lord Fa
                    6. Mojo Perry
                    7. Stella Lou
UNPLACEDValorus” and “Eyema Blue Wagon (2016-RUI-68)” and “Groupie James (2016-RUI-67)”. During said time of applicable suspension, Taurino Gutierrez 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 Taurino Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-136-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2016 Suspension End: 9/10/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-136 - Appeal Submitted
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-136-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2016 Suspension End: 9/10/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-136 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-66 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee Taurino Gutierez having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically and having verbally waved his right to a hearing on this date July 30, 2016 for failure to declare equipment(Blinkers Off) at time of entry on the horse Exclusive Who, entered in the 5th  race, on July 29, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Mr. Gutierez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of One Hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before August 29, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8  ENTRIES AND NOMI NATIONS:
 
 B. PROCEDURE
  (10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
Name: JOSE ALFREDO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-65 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having been notified telephonically by the Board of Stewards on July 30, 2016 for not declare equipment (No Blinker) at time of entry on the horse Autumn’s Girl, entered in the 4TH race, on July 29, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules Narrative: This is the Trainers second equipment violation. The penalty will be double.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards. . For this 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 August 30, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: NORBERTO ARROYO Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-128 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr having been duly notified, failing to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on July 30, 2016, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagements in the second race on July 3, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Norberto Arroyo Jr a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Norberto Arroyo Jr is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.

Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-127 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jesse Lee Levario having been duly notified, failing to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on July 30, 2016, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagements in the first race on July 4, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesse Lee Levario a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Jesse Lee Levario is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.

Name: LUIS RAMON RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-129 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 606 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis Ramon Rodriguez having failed to fulfill his financial responsibility to jockey agent Joe Ramirez is hereby suspended pending full payment in the amount of ($606.00) six hundred and six dollars.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Luis Ramon Rodriguez be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico pending full payment of financial obligation.

Owner Luis Ramon Rodriguez is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.8 I (1) NMAC - Financial Responsibility All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing and the Parental Responsibility Act. 16.47.1.8 L NMAC- Grounds for Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License. (1) The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measure, if the applicant: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.

Name: LUIS RAMON RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-129-REST Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 606 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-129 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: RAUL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16185PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE TRACK EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511150518 OF RAUL RODRIGUEZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
Name: BERNARD BENITO BACA Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-67 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee was notified telephonically by the Board of Stewards on this July 30, 2016 for having a (Flipping halter on) which was not designated at time of entry on the horse “Furr Lee” entered in the 10TH race, on July 29,2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race track. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 22, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: WILLIAM X MCCOOL Ruling Date: 8/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16184PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE TRACK EMPLOYEE LICENSE #07219402 OF WILLIAM X. McCOOL IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: BRAYAN AMPARAN SALAS Ruling Date: 7/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-63 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/30/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee Brayan Amparan-Salas having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling # 2016-SUN 156 issued on March 18, 2016 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS
 B. Stewards.   (3) Disciplinary action
   (l) 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 him 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 (s):
Name: VLADIMIR DIAZ Ruling Date: 7/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 53-2016 DE Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 53-2016

Jockey Vladimir Diaz, RCI ID 195884, DOB 8/5/1976, having waived his right to a hearing, is fined the sum of Fifty ($50.00) dollar for reporting an incorrect weight to the Clerk of Scales for the 5th race on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1.15, 8.11.1 and 3.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours

Name: Brian Thomas Casaus Ruling Date: 7/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-114 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/24/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Brian Casaus having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on July 24, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs concerning a court judgment for $4,725.06 owed to New Mexico Racetrack Associates.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Brian Casaus be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to New Mexico Racetrack Associates in the amount of $4,725.06) one thousand two hundred and eighty six dollars. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned by Brian Casaus are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Owner Brian Casaus is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.8 I (1) NMAC - Financial Responsibility All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing and the Parental Responsibility Act. 16.47.1.8 L NMAC- Grounds for Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License. (1) The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measure, if the applicant: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.

Name: MIKE J MAKER Ruling Date: 8/31/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16298PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. ENTERING AND RUNNING THE HORSE MR. PERSEVERANCE ON JULY 21, 2016 AND FAILING TO COMPLETE PROPER LICENSING PROCEDURES (OWNER). YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RAHA RASSAM Ruling Date: 8/31/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16299PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED OF THE HORSE MR. PERSEVERANCE IN THE 1ST RACE, JULY 21, 2016, AND HAVING FAILED TO TIMELY COMPLY WITH LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, IS HEREBY DECLARED INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING AS OF AUGUST 31, 2016.
Name: ROBERT ALBINO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-41 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  Robert A. Rivera, having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to provide equipment as entered: (Flipping Halter ON) , on the horse "Later Dude" that ran in the 10th race, July 17, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
Robert A. Rivera 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”.
 
16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this 1st violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed  Robert A. Rivera a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 20, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
  
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: ROBERT ALBINO RIVERA Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-41-RES Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-DAA-41 - Ruling Rescinded
 
After investigation by the Board of Stewards found that Mr. Rivera had gone to the starting gate and with the approval of the starter
removed the flipping halter.
Name: PORFIRIO CANO Ruling Date: 7/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-40 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
 
 
Licensee Porfirio Vega Cano having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date July 20, 2016 for misuse of the whip (using an unapproved whip and raising welts on the hind quarters) while aboard Jess a Leap in the 3rd   race, on DATE: July 6, 2016 at The Downs at 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 Two Hundred Fifty dollars ($250.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before DATE: August 19, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 RUNNING OF THE RACE:
 A. EQUIPMENT.
  (1) All riding crops are subject to inspection and approval by the stewards and the clerk of scales.  This rule will become effective December 10, 2010.
   (a) All riding crops shall have a shaft and a flap and will be allowed in flat racing including training.  No riding crop shall weigh more than eight ounces nor exceed 30 inches in length, including the flap.  No riding crop shall be used unless the shaft is a minimum of three-eighths inch in diameter; and the shaft contact area must be smooth, with no protrusions or raised surface and covered by shock absorbing material that gives a compression factor of at least one-millimeter throughout its circumference.
   (b) The flap is the only allowable attachment to the shaft and must meet the following specifications.  The length beyond the end of the shaft shall be a maximum of one inch with a mimimum width of .08 inch and a maximum of 1.6 inches.  There shall be no reinforcements or additions beyond the end of the shaft.  There shall be no binding within seven inches of the end of the shaft and the flap must include shock absorbing characteristics similar to those of the contact area of the shaft.
 
Name: PORFIRIO CANO Ruling Date: 9/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-40-REST Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-40 - Restored to Good Standing fine paid
Name: Christopher Brill Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-40 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #40
 
TO: Chris Brill Boeckenstedt Kennel
Trainer Permit #160657
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued 7/19/2016  after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
Chris Brill Trainer Boeckenstedt Kennel had the greyhound "Boc's Makin Bacon"  test positive for Methocarbamol.
 
Mr. Brill waived his right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Chris Brill violates section(s) I78-2-51.1 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
MR. Brill is hereby fined One Hundred and Fifty Dollars. ($150.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated: 7/27/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: Christopher Brill Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-41 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #41
TO: Chris Brill Boeckenstedt Kennel
Trainer Permit #160657
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued 7/19/2016  after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
 
Chris Brill Trainer Boeckenstedt Kennel had the greyhound "Boc's Pretty Boy" test positive for Methocarbamol.
 
Mr. Brill waived his right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Chris Brill violates section(s) I78-2-51.1 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
MR. Brill is hereby fined One Hundred and Fifty Dollars. ($150.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated: 7/27/2016
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: LOUISE MARIE STRONG Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-39 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #39
TO: Louise Strong Trainer Jacobs Kennel
Trainer Permit #170240
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued July 19, 2016  after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
Louise Strong Trainer Jacobs Kennel had the greyhound "Bob's Patta" test positive for Methocarbamol.  
 
Ms. Strong waived her right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Louise Strong Trainer Jacobs Kennel violates section(s) I78-2-51.1 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
Louise Strong is hereby fined One Hundred and Fifty  Dollars. ($150.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated: 7/27/2016
 
 Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: Gary Scott Powell Ruling Date: 7/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 46-2016 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 46-2016

A report from Truesdail Labortaroies, Inc., the official Chemists of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, showed that the blood sample 17768, taken from the horse "RB Nash", who finished first in the eighth race on Thursday, June 23, 2016, tested positive for "Phenylbutazne" in the amount of 11.9 micrograms per milliliter of plasma. The Trainer of this horse, Mr. Gary Scott Powell, RCI ID 1962130, DOB 4/26/1965 waived his right to a split sample.

As a result of the positive, Mr. Powell waived his 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, Mr Powell was found to be 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, 15.1.1.4, 15.1.3.1.5, 15.3.1. Mr. Powell is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars, due to mitigating circumstances Mr. Powell will not be suspended. This Violation shall incur One (1) Point towards the ARCI Medication Point System. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.3 and 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

The horse “RB Nash” is disqualified from all purse monies in the eigtht race on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The purse is ordered redistributed as follow: 1st-Lady HaHa; 2nd-Quick Sand AA; 3rd-Chndakasexpress; 4th-In X Hess; 5th-A Ladiys Man; 6th-Sergeant Pepper NHF; 7th-RB Nash. 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

Name: Kevin Omar Mendez Cruz Ruling Date: 7/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 44-2016 DE Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 44-2016

Apprentice Jockey Kevin Mendez is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for having a cell phone in the Jockeys Room. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 8.10.2. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

Name: MARTIN FELIX Ruling Date: 7/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-39 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/27/2016 Suspension End: 7/31/2016
Ruling Text:
 
 
Licensee Martin Felix having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date July 17, 2016 for careless riding, while aboard The Dungaree Diamond in the 1st race, July 16, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules. Mr. Felix  failed to reasonable stay in his lane interfering with the #7 horse Jess Mr Dinero and rider Hector Aldrete, causing Mr Aldrete to check and slow his horse costing him a better placing.
Following a rider objection the Stewards unanimously found evidence to warrant the disqualification of #8 The Dungaree Diamond from 2nd and placed him 4th behind the #7 Jess Mr Dinero
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a suspension of three (3) racing days. The suspension will be July 27,29,30,2016.
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: JUAN CARLOS VILLANUE RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-96 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/16/2016 Suspension End: 7/16/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey Juan Carlos Villanueva having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on July 15, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs for financial obligation to jockey agent Joe Ramirez for money owed during the Sunland Park meet.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Juan Carlos Villanueva be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to to Joe Ramirez in the amount of ($1,286.00) one thousand two hundred and eighty six dollars.

Jockey Juan Carlos Villanueva is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.8 I (1) NMAC - Financial Responsibility All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing and the Parental Responsibility Act.

16.47.1.8 L NMAC- Grounds for Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License. (1) The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measure, if the applicant:

Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-85 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey, Eduardo Bello, appeared before the Board of Stewards, July 8, 2016, regarding his failure to appear in the paddock on time for the 5th race on July 8, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs.

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 August 8, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

FOUND IN VIOLATION OF:

Name: KEVIN A GOMEZ Ruling Date: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-122 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/22/2016 Suspension End: 7/25/2016
Ruling Text:
DATE: July 15, 2016                    TRACK:  Laurel Park     
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-122  Apprentice jockey, Kevin Gomez, DOB 05/18/1994,  is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, July 22, 23 and 24, 2016 for riding the horse “Fletched” in a careless manner in the third race at Laurel Park on July 10, 2016, thereby causing the disqualification of “Fletched” from third to sixth position.  
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]
                    
                   Inside the 1/8th pole, #4 “Fletched” came over into the path of #4 “Patriot Saint” causing that horse
                   to clip heels and stumble badly.
 
 [Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1), which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
Name: JORGE M PEREZ Ruling Date: 7/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-120 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/15/2016 Suspension End: 8/5/2016
Ruling Text:
DATE: July 14, 2016                           TRACK:  Laurel Park     
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-120 Apprentice jockey, Jorge M. Perez, 8 1st Ave., Wilmington, DE 19808, is suspended twenty-one (21) days, July 15 through August 4, 2016 for riding the horse “Parseghian” in a careless manner in the fourth race at Laurel Park on July 9, 2016.  
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]
 
 Going into the far turn, jockey Perez angled his horse “Parseghian” towards the rail, into the path of “Whiskey Sour” ridden by apprentice jockey Kevin Gomez. This action forced “Whiskey Sour” to hit the rail and stumble badly, causing jockey Gomez to fall off.
                  
                   This is jockey Perez’s’ second riding infraction in less than a month.
  
 [Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1b, d & e , which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: CHARLES J MCMAHON Ruling Date: 7/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3214 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/18/2016 Suspension End: 7/24/2016
Ruling Text:
   Upon being duly notified, Jockey Charles McMahon waived hearing and was suspended seven calendar days (07/18/16 thru 07/24/16) by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for careless riding during the running of the seventh race at Lone Star Park on 07/09/16.
 
   The terms of this suspension do not prohibit riding in designated stake races providing the jockey is named at time of entry. A day in which a jockey participates in one designated race does not count as a suspension day.
 
   Second Violation in 365 day period.
Name: Roman Armando Huerta Ruling Date: 7/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2550 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Roman Armando Huerta was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 7/9/16.
 
Mr. Huerta is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia, because he failed to meet the appropriate riding weight for race 2 at Retama Park on 6/17/16, necessitating a late rider change.
Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 7/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-80 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Rodolfo Valles, having appeared with council Freda Howard McSwane, Dr. Ivey owner of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery Clinic, and observer Owner Bobby Simmons before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2016 for a hearing that was continued from July 8, 2016, for possessing improperly labeled medication, a needle and a syringe during a compliance search by the investigator in the stable area on July 8, 2016 and found to be in violation of NMRC rules.

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

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

    1. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective July 22, 2016 through August 21, 2016 inclusive
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine The fine is to paid on or before August 10, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

During his suspension Rodolfo Valles is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC. Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Rodolfo Valles are denied further entry per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.8 B(3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission: (a) any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle; (b) any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration 15.2.1.9(b): An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-80-ASG Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-80 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- Please see Documents
Name: KING T LEATHERBURY Ruling Date: 7/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-119 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2016 Suspension End: 7/26/2016
Ruling Text:
DATE:    July 10, 2016                                          TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-119 On May 9, 2016, the Stewards received notice from the Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that blood sample #13076, dated April 22, 2016, contained the drug mepivacaine which is not on the approved list of Controlled Therapeutic Substances for the Maryland Racing Commission. The Stewards established that blood sample #13076 was taken from the horse “Classic Wildcat”, owned by The Jim Stable and trained by King T. Leatherbury, following the running of the third race at Laurel Park on April 22, 2016. The Stewards notified Mr. Leatherbury that: (1) the presence of mepivacaine in “Classic Wildcat” system at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) He had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) He had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
 
Mr. Leatherbury exercised his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)
 
Upon receiving conformation from Industrial Laboratories that mepivacaine was present in sample #13076 dated April 22, 2016, at a quantity level of .11 pg/ml, the Stewards held a hearing regarding this result on July 10, 2016. Mr. Leatherbury waived his right to legal counsel.
  
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
 
(1) “Classic Wildcat” did carry  mepivacaine, in its system when it finished first in the third race at Pimlico Race Course on April 22, 2016, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) King T. Leatherbury, 3408 Enterprise Rd., Bowie, MD 20721, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Classic Wildcat” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F) ;
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G), and                                                                                                                                                                                   
(4)  An individual found to have violated these Regulations may be subject to a fine issued by the stewards of up to $2,500 and a suspension of any license issued by the Maryland Racing Commission of up to 360 days. COMAR 09.10.03.02, Section A.
 
Based upon the evidence presented at the hearing, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
(1) Trainer King T. Leatherbury, 3408 Enterprise Rd., Bowie, MD 20721, be fined in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.).
      1.  Trainer Leatherbury be suspended fifteen (15) days. The suspension runs from July 11, 2016 through July 25, 2016.
      (3)  Trainer King T. Leatherbury will be assigned four (4) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
(4)  The horse “Classic Wildcat”, be disqualified from the sixth race on April 22, 2016 at Pimlico Race Course.
                 (5)  The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance
                        with the following order:
 
                  OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
 
                1st  Chaotic Bull
                2nd Thorny
                3rd  Put Back the Halo
                 4th  Swig It
                 5th Greek God
                 6th Full Moon’s Back
                 7th Super Chunky
                 8th Eddie Set Go   
                 9th Hero’s Notion
 
                 Classic Wildcat- unplaced
    
 
Name: JACOB G HESS Ruling Date: 7/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-65 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
  DATE:    July 9, 2016      TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
RULINGS:
 
 
#16-117            Trainer, Jacob Hess, 104 4th Street, Charlestown, WV 25414, is fined Two  Hundred and Fifty
                         dollars ($250.), for failure to present a vetertinaians scratch in a timely manner for his entry
                        “Huna Buna” scheduled to run in the first race at Laurel Park  on July 9, 2016.
                         
                         COMAR: 09.10. 01.45 (H,O)
   
   
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
  
 
Name: John J Robb Ruling Date: 7/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-118 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   July 9, 2016                      TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#16-118 On July 1, 2016, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that blood sample #18890, dated June 18, 2016, contained the drug dimethyl sulfoxide at 70+-20 mcg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 10 mcg/ml of plasma or serum established by the MRC. The Stewards established that blood sample #18890 was taken from the horse “Lake Sebago”, owned by Tim E. O’Donohue Racing Stable, LLC and trained by John J. Robb, following the running of the seventh race at Laurel Park on June 18, 2016. The Stewards notified Mr. Robb that: (1) the presence of dimethyl sulfoxide in the system of “Lake Sebago” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.  
The Stewards held a hearing on July 9, 2016 wherein Mr. Robb waived his right to legal counsel and a split sample.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Lake Sebago” did carry dimethyl sulfoxide, in its system when it finished second in the seventh race at Pimlico Race Course on June 18, 2016, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) John J. Robb, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Lake Sebago” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F );
 
Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:
(1)Trainer John J. Robb, 805 Latchmere Ct. #201, Annapolis, MD 21401, be fined in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.).
        (2) Trainer John J. Robb will be assigned one (1) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
 
                               [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: Jorge Garfias Ruling Date: 7/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Jerome County Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-JRM-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Rule #IDAPA 11.04.11.290.02 Flunixin (Bananmine) may not exceed twenty (20) nanograms per mililiter of plasma. During the Jerome, Idaho meet held June 19th, 2016, race #2, horse: Quiet Time won and was tested after the race, sample #119888. This horse tested positive with blood sample #119888 at a level of 74.1 +/- 0.9 nanograms. Trainer, Jorge Garfias will be fined in the amount of $250.00 but no suspension with occur. This is Jorge Garfias's first medication violation however he will be issued further sanctions if more horses become doped. No futher action will be taken at this time and the Stewards findings are final. Thanks
Name: Jorge Garfias Ruling Date: 8/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Jerome County Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-JRM-5-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-JRM-5 - Restored to Good Standing: Jorge Garfias has paid his fine in full with a money order for $250.00 received int eh Idaho State racing Commisison office on August 5th, 2016. No further action will take place. Submitted with his check was his signed waiver accepting the fine and not wanting to proceed with a Notice of Ruling.
Name: ROBERT E REID Ruling Date: 9/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16190PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER ROBERT E. REID,JR d.b.a. WELLESLEY STABLE, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT TO APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #288745-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "DISCO ROSE” WHICH FINISHED FIRST (1ST) IN RACE #4 ON JULY 9,2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #288745-F WAS MADE BY TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY. . THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER ROBERT E. REID,JR. IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER ROBERT E. REID,JR. IS HEREBY FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). THE HORSE "DISCO ROSE” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #4 ON JULY 9,2016. CONTINUED 163.302(A)(1) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE FOREIGN TO THE NATURAL HORSE EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (B) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST THAT A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IS PRESENT IN THE TEST SAMPLE SHALL BE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE FOREIGN SUBSTANCE WAS ADMINISTERED AND CARRIED IN THE BODY OF THE HORSE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE. THIS FINDING SHALL ALSO BE TAKEN AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAINER AND HIS AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF THE HORSE HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT IN THE HANDLING OR CARE OF THE HORSE. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 163.301, 163.302 AND 163.304--163.308 IN A TEST SAMPLE OF A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY RESULT IN THE HORSE BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY OR OTHER AWARDS EXCEPT FOR PURPOSES OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING, WHICH SHALL BE IN NO WAY AFFECTED. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM...
Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 7/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-76 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Rodolfo Valles, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 8, 2016, for possessing improperly labeled medication, a needle and a syringe during a compliance search by the investigator in the stable area on July 8, 2016and found to be in violation of NMRC rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Rodolfo Valles the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective July 8, 2016. During his suspension Rodolfo Valles is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Rodolfo Valles are denied further entry pending the outcome of his hearing July 11, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

15.2.1.9 B(3) Summary suspension. (a) If the stewards determine that a licensee's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the stewards may summarily suspend the license pending a hearing. 15.2.6.8 B(3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission: (a) any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle; (b) any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration

During said time of applicable suspension Rodolfo Valles is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(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 Rodolfo Valles are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.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: ALISA "BROOKE" SARSON Ruling Date: 8/31/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16296PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER ALISA "BROOKE" SARSON HAVING WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND HER RIGHT OF APPEAL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #304446F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE SHEEDBDAWON WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 3RD RACE, JULY 7, 2016, TESTED POSITIVE FOR DEXAMETHASONE. TRAINER ALISA "BROOKE" SARSON WAIVED HER RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. THUS, BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER ALISA "BROOKE" SARSON IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(B), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER ALISA "BROOKE" SARSON IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00). SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by her. FINE DUE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ROBERT E REID Ruling Date: 9/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16189PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER ROBERT E. REID,JR. d.b.a. WELLESLEY STABLE, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT TO APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #288686-F,L TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "NEWLY FASHIONED” WHICH FINISHED FIRST (1ST) IN RACE #1 ON JULY 3,2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #288686-F,L WAS MADE BY TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER ROBERT E. REID,JR. IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1 ), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER ROBERT E. REID,JR. IS HEREBY FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). THE HORSE "NEWLY FASHIONED” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #1 ON JULY 3,2016. CONTINUED 163.302(A)(1) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE FOREIGN TO THE NATURAL HORSE EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (B) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST THAT A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IS PRESENT IN THE TEST SAMPLE SHALL BE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE FOREIGN SUBSTANCE WAS ADMINISTERED AND CARRIED IN THE BODY OF THE HORSE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE. THIS FINDING SHALL ALSO BE TAKEN AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAINER AND HIS AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF THE HORSE HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT IN THE HANDLING OR CARE OF THE HORSE. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 163.301, 163.302 AND 163.304--163.308 IN A TEST SAMPLE OF A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY RESULT IN THE HORSE BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY OR OTHER AWARDS EXCEPT FOR PURPOSES OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING, WHICH SHALL BE IN NO WAY AFFECTED. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM...
Name: David G Nunn Ruling Date: 7/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 31-2016 DE Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 31-2016

Trainer David Nunn, RCI ID 1973397, DOB 4/10/1969, is fined the dum of Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) dollars for disorderly conduct. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 25.1.13, 3.4 and 3.4.1.15

Name: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 7/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-68 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Albert Franco having been duly notified, represented by council Frita Howard McSwane and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on July 1, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Eyema Blue Wagon”, who finished first place in the 5th race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, Test Sample #: NM18942 The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 168 pg/ml in the urine and confirmed in the split sample by Industrial Laborties at 170±16 pg/ml in the urine. Owner Roy Sanchez was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing . He is the owner of record for horse “Eyema Blue Wagon” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive. Albert Franco is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months.15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.”15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification. For this first Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert Franco a penalty as follows: 1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning July 11, 2016 through July 26, 2016, inclusive. 2.A ($500) five hundred fine to paid on or before July 31, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3.The horse “Eyema Blue Wagon” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter. 4.Loss of purse from in the 5th race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Eyema Blue Wagon”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.1) Stella Lou 2) Shezaliknthemselfies 3) Here Comes Callan 4) Famous JB 5) Strauss 6) Just A Little Wagon 7) Incindiary UNPLACED Eyema Blue Wagon”, 6. Loss of purse from the 5th race, on April 30, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Eyema Blue Wagon”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows. 1) Jess Prize Me 2) Valorus 3) Imperial Eagle 4) Gamey Tee Cos 5) Willie Be Fired 6) Lord Fa 7) Mojo Perry 8) Stella Lou UNPLACED “Eyema Blue Wagon” and“Groupie James (2016-RUI-67)”. 15.2.6.9(B)(8) When the penalty assessed against a licensee for a medication or drug violation in a trial race results in a disqualification or loss of purse, or both, the licensee is subject to the same penalties for any race for which the trial race was conducted. During said time of applicable suspension Albert Franco 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 Albert Franco are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.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: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-68-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-68 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process - Please see Documents
Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 6/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-59 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Joaquin Lopez having been duly notified, failing to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on June 25, 2016, for failing to prevent the administration of a medication (via dose syringe) to your horse, Just Bettybetty Good, within 24 hours prior to the 2nd race on April 17, 2016 at Sunland Park, which resulted in a late scratch and mutual refunding. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joaquin Lopez a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars, ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 26, 2016, 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 Joaquin Lopez is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.8 (L)(h) NMAC – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”; 15.2.6.9 (D) (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. 15.2.6.11 TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: The purpose of this subsection is to identify responsibilities of the trainer that pertain specifically to the health and wellbeing of horses in their care. A. The trainer is responsible for the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, as reported by a Commission-approved laboratory, is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. In the absence of substantial evidence to the contrary, the trainer is responsible. B. A trainer shall prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules.

Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-59-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-59 - Restored to Good Standing FINE PD
Name: JONATHAN E SHEPPARD Ruling Date: 8/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16188PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse