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. >2/20/2017<

205 Total Rulings compiled at: 2/25/2017 1:30:28 PM G.M.T.

Name: DECLAN CANNON Ruling Date: 2/24/2017
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 17-010 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/26/2017 Suspension End: 3/3/2017
Ruling Text:

Jockey Declan Cannon is suspended three racing days--Sunday, February 26, 2017, Thursday, March 2, 2017 and Friday, March 3, 2017--for allowing "One Dreamy Dude" to cause interference at the head of the stretch and again midway through the stretch of the tenth race on February 20, 2017, a violation of ASRC Rule #2347 (a). "One Dreamy Dude" finished behind the horse that was interfered with and there was no disqualification.

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

Name: JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBERTS Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-017-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jonathan Roberts is fined $200.00 for whipping one handed more than 3 times before the 7/8th pole. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.14.1.3. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: KELLY DREW DUCHARME Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-7 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Denied, Withdrawn, or Waived
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/18/2017 Suspension End: 3/19/2017
Ruling Text:
Appeal Withdrawn - 2 days dr only - Mar 18,19,2017.
Name: KELLY DREW DUCHARME Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-7-FO Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Denied, Withdrawn, or Waived
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/18/2017 Suspension End: 3/19/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-NP-7 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: RUSSELL HOWARD FOSTER Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-016-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Russell Foster is fined $50.00 for failing to keep the hole closed after the 1/4 pole in the 12th race on February 21, 2017. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.10. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: ROBIN LEE MILLER Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-61 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #7 Admiral Time in race 11 on 2/15/17 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99
Name: JOSEPH DILLON COLUMBO Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-015-17 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Joseph Columbo is fined $100.00 for bringing #2, PHOTO MESSAGE late to the paddock on February 21, 2017. DHRC rule: 5.3.3.21. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-014-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Yannick Gingras is fined $100.00 for going inside the last pylon at the top of the stretch in the 3rd race at Dover Downs on February 22, 2017. DHRC rule: 7.6.15.2.3. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: ROBERT GERALD ROWLAND Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-62 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #6 Readysetletsroll in race 13 he came down after the half and interfered with #3 Jimmy Rip. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11  17-99
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-5 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Interference in Race
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-5-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-NP-5 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-6 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1115 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Slow Pace 458(g)
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-6-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1115 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-NP-6 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: BRUCE DALEY Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-37 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Permit has been restored to good standing as of 2/22/17, by order of WVRC, having complied with the conditions set forth in Notice of Hearing, dated 2/22/17, and having paid fine in the amount of $250.00.
Name: DAVID LEE DUNLAP Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-015 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/10/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER, DAVID LEE DUNLAP FAILED TO APPEAR FOR A HEARING SCHEDULED ON 1/10/2017 AFTER RECEIVING PROPER NOTICE TO ANSWER ALLEGATIONS OF HIS FINANCIAL  RESPONSIBILITY TO DR. DAVID E. BILLINGS FOR SERVICES RENDERED FOR $341.29. MR. DUNLAP IS HEREBY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 1/10/2017, PENDING HIS APPEARANCE BEFORE THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS.
Name: Coronado Alvarado Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-001 Ruling Type: Theft of Property
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CORONADO COREY ALVARADO HAVING TELEPHONICALLY APPEARED BEFORE THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS, WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND PLED "GUILTY" TO THEFT. MR. ALVARADO IS HEREBY FINED $200.00.
Name: DAVID R LAKE Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-60 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #4 Santa's Special in race 6 on 2/15/17 he did strike a wheel in the last turn. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11  17-99
Name: AARON EDWARD MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-58 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #2 Mcardle Direct in race 9 on 2/11/17 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99
Name: NICHOLAS JOHN KOZAR Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-57 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Kozar has paid his fine per ruling NFLD-2016-222 and is eligible for licensing in Ohio. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-99
Name: KEITH H CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-59 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #8 I Could Care Less in race 2 on 2/14/17 he did strike a wheel in the last turn. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11  17-99
Name: HONORA RENEE BAUSLAUGH Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-56 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/16/2017 Suspension End: 4/20/2017
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #843683 collected at Northfield Park on 1/16/17 from the horse Cooter Dunn showed the TCO2 concentration to be 41.4+-1.6 millimoles per liter of serum. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 37.0 millimoles per liter adopted by the OSRC. All purse money must be returned ($5,500.00). Second Offense. Due to mitigating circumstances the penalty was deemed appropriate.
Name: THOMAS R LEAGER Ruling Date: 2/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-013-17 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Thomas R Leager is fined $300.00 for bringing PACEAWAY RODDY late to the Lasix barn which resulted in a scratch. DHRC rule: 8.3.5.4. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: Kent Desormeaux Ruling Date: 2/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-70 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey KENT DESORMEAUX is fined FIVE hundred dollars ($500.00)* for two (2) violations of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second and third offenses in last 60 days), during the sixth race at Santa Anita Race Track on February 19, 2017 (last offense on January 29, 2017).
Name: IGNACIO LEONARDO PUGLISI Ruling Date: 2/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-69 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/26/2017 Suspension End: 3/3/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey IGGY PUGLISI, who rode SOONER TIME in the ninth race at Santa Anita Park on February 12, 2017 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (February 26, March 2 and 3, 2017) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference around the far turn. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: ANTONIO HERNANDEZ PALMA Ruling Date: 2/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-72 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom ANTONIO PALMA is suspended SEVEN (7) days retroactive from February 10 through February 16, 2017 and fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct – threatening – abusive behavior) at Santa Anita Park on December 7, 2016.

ANTONIO PALMA remains on probation for as long as he holds a California Horse Racing Board license and must abide by the terms of a testing agreement with the California Horse Racing Board. ANTONIO PALMA shall also enter a contract with the Winners Foundation. Failure to comply will be grounds for actions against his license privileges.

Name: DOUG F O'NEILL Ruling Date: 2/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-71 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer DOUG O’ONEILL who was scheduled to start the horse LATEST CRAZE in the second race on February 19, 2017 is fined FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration) for violation of California Horse Racing Board and Rule #1853 (Examination Required – did not declare horse unshod at time of entry) necessitating a late declaration.
Name: JOHN R CHAMPIE Ruling Date: 2/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-006 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom/Pony Rider John R. Champie, after waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, is hereby fined $100.00 for ponying during training hours on the racetrack before getting his pony license. 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 260-36-010 WAC 260-36-260 WAC 260-84-060

Name: JUSTIN P JEANSONNE Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22112 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have his scheduled starter, “Arch in the Park” in the paddock resulting in a late scratch from race 9, February 17, 2017 at Fair Grounds.
 
Name: GABRIEL CUEVAS-LODOZA Ruling Date: 2/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-106 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2017 Suspension End: 2/21/2017
Ruling Text: Groom, Gabriel Cuevas Lodoza having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on February 14, at Sunland Park. The hearing was concerning to a security citation where his NMRC license was found on an unlicensed person, who was using it to gain access to the Sunland Park stable area, on January 12, 2017.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Gabriel Cuevas Lodoza a penalty of the following: A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately February 14, 2017, pending appearance before the Board of Stewards to prove legitimacy of license and proof that he is employed in that capacity (groom). During said time of suspension Gabriel Cuevas Lodoza is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

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

Name: GABRIEL CUEVAS-LODOZA Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-106-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2017 Suspension End: 2/21/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-106 - Restored to Good Standing having appeared before the Board of Board of Stewards on February 21, 2017 and showed proof of being employed on a farm.
Name: MARIBEL N RUELAS Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22110 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/17/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending appearance before the stewards regarding a debt claim submitted by Trainers Supply in the amount of $1149 and Equine Medine and Surgery in the amount of $6544.
Name: SILVESTRE DEL LA SANGUINO Ruling Date: 2/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-005 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 a ruling conference was held for owner/trainer Silvestre Del La Sanguino and a $1,000.00 fine was levied in ruling number EMD16-119 in regards to a medication violation. Mr. Sanguino appealed the ruling to the WHRC and commission order number WHRC NO. 2016-011 was issued upholding the penalties levied against Mr. Sanguino including the $1,000.00 fine. The commission order was issued on December 20, 2016. Mr. Sanguino had 30 days to pay the fine. Mr. Sanguino paid $482.50 towards the fine with the balance due of $517.50 needing to be paid by January 19, 2017. Accordingly, Silvestre Del La Sanguino is hereby declared ineligible for licensing pending receipt of the remaining amount of the fine to be paid ($517.50).

WAC 260-24-510 WAC 260-84-060

Silvestre Del La Sanguino is denied access to and privileges of any and all grounds and Advance Deposit Wagering Service Providers coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.

Name: Peter Miller Ruling Date: 2/17/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-67 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer PETER MILLER , who started the horse SERBIAN SYCLONE, ninth place finisher in the fifth race at Del Mar Race Track on November 13, 2016 is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1887 (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Subtstances – Two (2) NSAID’S – Phenylbutazone (0.63 ug/ml) and Flunixin (10.7 ng/ml)).
Name: WILLIAM GARNER GOWAN Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22110 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/17/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Declared ineligible for licensure pending his appearance before the stewards regarding a debt claim submitted by Trainers Supply in the amount of $4644.
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 2/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4980 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfredo Gomez was duly noticed and waived his right telephonically to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 02/17/2017.
 
Mr. Gomez is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he had a bottle of Tadalfail (Cialis) in his possession without a valid prescription during a compliance inspection in the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park on 05/06/2016.
 
First violation in the previous 365 days
Name: RONALD EDWARD DURBIN Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22109 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/17/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ronald Durbin dba Annabelle Lee Racing LLC is declared ineligible for licensure pending his appearance before the stewards regarding a debt claim submitted by Equine Medicine and Surgery in the amount of $8446.
Name: EVIN ROMAN Ruling Date: 2/16/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-65 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/26/2017 Suspension End: 3/3/2017
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey EVIN ROMAN, who rode AVAUDREY in the second race at Santa Anita Race Track on February 12, 2017 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (February 26, March 2 and 3, 2017) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference which resulted in a disqualification of his mount from fifth to seventh. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 2/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP090 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 525 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a formal hearing and having waived that right on February 15, 2017, 0wner/Trainer Robertino Diodoro (ADOR License #10970) is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) plus 5% to the Race Horse Adoption Fund for a total of FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating the presence of the Class IV substance BETHAMETHASONE at a level of 27.2 +/- 2.5pg/mL, in urine/blood sample #E194917 collected from the horse BACKSTREET LISA, winner of the third race on January 31, 2017.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by February 28, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 1, 2017, through and inclusive of August 28, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102.39.; A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.A.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.B.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.C.; A.A.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.2.a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.6.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.L.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.0.1.d.e.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.0.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.g.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.;

Name: JOSE CARMEN ESPINOZA Ruling Date: 2/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3287 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/15/2017 Suspension End: 3/1/2017
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Jose C. Espinoza having been duly noticed, waived hearing and signed a split sample waiver in the matter of a Class 4 Dexamethasone positive at 186 +/- 38 pg/mL in sample LS054200 on the horse BABIE INFANT, second (2nd) place finisher in the fourth (4th) race at Lone Star Park on 10/27/16. Further, Jose C. Espinoza by waiving hearing is hereby fined five hundred (500.00) dollars and suspended fifteen (15) days for this violation. Suspension commencing on 02/15/17 thru 03/01/17.
During the term of this suspension Jose C. Espinoza is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Espinoza are denied entry pending sale or transfer to a party approved by the Board of Stewards
First Violation in 365 days.
 
The horse BABIE INFANT is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the fourth race at Lone Star Park on 10/27/16 with the purse to be redistributed as follows:
 
1. Check It Out Katie
2. Vals Dash Of Magic
3. Keep Me Jess
4. Jayanti
5. Sheza Bank Robber
6. Ryons Quiet Riot
7. Gol Especial
Unplaced: Babie Infant
Name: DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES Ruling Date: 2/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-98 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/12/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Daniel Torres, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 12, at Sunland Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Daniel Torres a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately February 12, 2017, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. During said time of suspension Daniel Torres is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.8 (L)(1) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE.

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

Name: MIGUEL CASTILLO Ruling Date: 2/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-104 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/24/2017 Suspension End: 9/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Miguel Castillo having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with rule 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on February 12, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Major Bites(test sample #NC26319) during Out Of Competition Testing on January 7, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Miguel Castillo. For this First Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Miguel Castillo a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-101, August 24, 2017, through September 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before March 15, 2017, 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. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Major Bites” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning January 21, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension, Miguel Castillo 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 Miguel Castillo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence 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” 15.2.6.9 J (1-6) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING: 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: CYNTHIA G GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-86 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Cynthia G. Gonzalez having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 10 , 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “FANFREAKNTASTIC”, entered in the 6th race on December 23, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Cynthia G. Gonzalez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before March 13, 2017, 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 (B10) Procedure For Entries

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: GARY BLANE WOOD Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-85 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer G. Blane Wood having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 7 , 2017,, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “FLASH EM THE JEWELS”, entered in the 2nd race on December 23, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed G. Blane Wood a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before March 13, 2017, 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 (B10) Procedure For Entries

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-92 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/12/2017 Suspension End: 3/14/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Muela having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 27, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Boxwineizfine”( Test Sample #: NM21890), who finished first place in the 10th race on December 11, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M on January 10, 2017. Luis Hernandez and Regal Racing (Roy Sanchez), are the owners of record for horse “Boxwineizfine”, were duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) this is Mr. Hernandez’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period (refer to ruling 2016-ZIA-147) and Mr. Sanchez’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period (refer to rulings 2016-RUI-68 and 2016-ZIA-106)

For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Muela a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 12, 2017, through March 14, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before March 13, 2017, 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. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “Boxwineizfine” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 23, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Boxwineizfine” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on December 11, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Apollitical Sign
                2. Perrys Stamina
                3. Memphis D Nasty
                4. Wagon Full of Gold
                5. Carters Last Straw
                6. Hot Authorization
                7. Win Rabbits Fly
Unplaced “BoxwineizfineDuring said time of applicable suspension, Jose Luis Muela.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 Jose Luis Muela are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of :15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 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” 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine Owner Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. Owner Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purses/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ANTONIO HERNANDEZ PALMA Ruling Date: 2/10/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-57 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/10/2017 Suspension End: 2/17/2017
Ruling Text: Groom ANTONIO PALMA having failed to respond to a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct – fighting and threats ), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges ANTONIO PALMA are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine), ANTONIO PALMA is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: ANTONIO HERNANDEZ PALMA Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-57-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/10/2017 Suspension End: 2/17/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SA-57 - Restored to Good Standing Exercise rider ANTONIO PALMA having appeared for a rescheduled hearing is restored to good standing. LATS Ruling #057 issued at Santa Anita Park on February 10, 2017 is set aside.
Name: ALEJANDRO MORALES-NUNEZ Ruling Date: 2/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-82 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/7/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom, Alejandro Morales Nunez having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on February 7, at Sunland Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Alejandro Morales Nunez a penalty of the following:

A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately February 7, 2017, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. During said time of suspension Alejandro Morales Nunez is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party 16.47.1.8 (L)(1) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE.

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

Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 2/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-80 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/18/2017 Suspension End: 11/18/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus Soto having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 7, 2017, for a hearing that was continued from February 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug stanozolol and the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug “16-OHstanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Valorus(test sample #NC26308) during Out Of Competition Testing on December 19, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Stanozolol and “16-OHstanozolol” were confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on January 12, 2017. Melissa Soto, the owner of record for the horse “Valorus”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. This is Mrs. Soto’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME (Refer to 2016-RUI-136), issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d). This penalty has aggravating circumstances which are:
      1. Stanozolol and “16-OHstanozolol” are compounded medications, and all compounded medications are prohibited in the state of New Mexico.
      2. Mr.Soto has prior medication volitions.
For this SIXTH Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus Soto a penalty as follows.

    1. A 9 MONTH suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 18, 2017, through November 18, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($5,000) FIVE thousand dollar fine to paid on or before March 9, 2017, 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. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Valorus” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 30, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry.

During said time of applicable suspension, Jesus Soto 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 Jesus Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence / 15.2.6.9(G)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/ 15.2.6.9(H)(1)(2) MEDICAL LABELING: 15.2.6.9 J (1-6) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/ 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN CARLOS VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17042PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. OWNER/TRAINER JUAN C. VAZQUEZ d.b.a. KING STAR IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE A COMPLETE OR TIMELY SCRATCH OF THE HORSE “STREET INVADER” IN RACE #6 ON FEBRUARY 6,2017, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...FAIL TO MAKE A COMPLETE OR TIMELY SCRATCH...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RANDI PERSAUD Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17041PP 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. OWNER/TRAINER RANDI PERSAUD IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (100.00) FOR FAILING TO CONDUCT HIS BUSINESS IN A PROPER MANNER (DID NOT GO TO HIS DESIGNATED BARN FOR A SHIP-IN) IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 163.471(A). 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND, OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.471(A). DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR VIOLATION. WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER, OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR AN ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY BY THIS CHAPTER BUT DEEMED TO REQUIRE DISCIPLINARY ACTION...THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A FINE, SUSPENSION, FINE AND SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OF LICENSE OR THE RULING OFF FOR LIFE. FINES IMPOSED MAY NOT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: PAUL A CATANIO Ruling Date: 2/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17054PN 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 CURRENT COGGINS TEST AVAILABLE ON THE HORSE DECESION POINT, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 6TH RACE, FEBRUARY 3, 2017. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 25, 2017. 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: SAMUEL ELOY WEBB Ruling Date: 2/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17051PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/2/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. HAVING DEFAULTED ON AN AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO AS A RESULT OF A STEWARDS' HEARING FOR SETTLEMENT OF HIS FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS (JUDGEMENT WITH NEIL'S TURF SUPPLY) NOVEMBER 21, 2016 IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FEBRUARY 2, 2017.
Name: ANDREW C MONTI Ruling Date: 2/1/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 17-MDH-5 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Monti is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Monti did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 5th race on
Thursday, January 26, 2017.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: JUSTIN SNELL Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17057PN 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. BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO A PENNSYLVANIA STATE RACING COMMISSION INVESTIGATOR IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HER DUTIES FEBRUARY 1, 2017, 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 FEBRUARY 22, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 4, 2017. 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: DOMINGO CHACALTANA Ruling Date: 2/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17050PN 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. FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS OF A RACING OFFICIAL (CLERK OF SCALES) IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES,FEBRUARY 1, 2017. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 13, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 23, 2017. 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: DOMINGO CHACALTANA Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17058PN 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. BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, RULING #17050PN DATED FEBRUARY 2, 2017 IS HEREBY RESCINDED.
Name: MICHAEL A LERMAN Ruling Date: 2/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17008C 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 request by trainer Michael A. Lerman for an appeal of Parx Board of Stewards decision not to disqualify the horse "Big Saver" from Race No. 8 on January 31, 2017 is hereby GRANTED. The supersedes is also GRANTED.
Name: ANIBAL J PRADO Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17033PP 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 JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511149993 OF ANIBAL J. PRADO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: STEPHEN CLARK CRAIG Ruling Date: 2/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17007C 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 request by owner Stephen C. Craig for an appeal of the Parx Board of Stewards decision not to disqualify the horse "RED DOCTOBER" from 6th to 7th place during race No. 8 on January 30, 2017 is hereby DENIED. The stay of enforcement is DENIED as MOOT. In accordance with 58 Pa. Code § 163.481, the appeal of this matter does not warrant a review by the Commission.
Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 1/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-55 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/1/2017 Suspension End: 5/30/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Javier Roman Jr. having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 28, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Ha Dee”( Test Sample #: NM24431), who finished first place in the 7th race on October 23, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on December 21, 2016. Cesar F. Marquez owner of record for horse “Ha Dee”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Marquez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier Roman Jr a penalty as follows.

    1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-53 starting March 1, 2017, through May 30, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 28, 2017, 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. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “Ha Dee” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning November 2, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Ha Dee” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on October 23, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Eyesa Miracle
                2. Mts No Marks On Me
                3. Mighty Vinne
                4. Blue Eyed Visions
                5. Jess Move It
                6. Rc Movin Chicks
                7. Louisiana Good Time
                8. Special Fire Eyes
                9. Zoom To Cash
Unplaced “Ha DeeDuring said time of applicable suspension, Javier Roman 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 Javier Roman Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence 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”15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purses and prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(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: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 1/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-53 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/29/2017 Suspension End: 2/28/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Javier Roman Jr. having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 28, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Volcoms Quest”( Test Sample #: NM20049), who finished first place in the 3rd race on July 3, 2016, at the Downs of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on December 15, 2016. Cuadra San Juditas LLC (Mario R. Dominguez), owner of record for horse “Volcoms Quest”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b), this is Mr. Dominguez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier Roman Jr a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 29, 2017, through February 28, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before February 28, 2017, 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. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “Volcoms Quest” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 22, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Volcoms Quest” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on July 3rd at the Downs of Albuquerque, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Una Linda Corona
                2. Dashin Foose
                3. Rideawagon
                4. Miner Sam
                5. The Senators Holme
                6. Easy Anichini Dash
Unplaced “Volcoms QuestDuring said time of applicable suspension, Javier Roman 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 Javier Roman Jr.are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence 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”15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purses and prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(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: GARLAND MATTHEW HARRISON Ruling Date: 2/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17056PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. STABLE EMPLOYEE GARLAND HARRISON IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 21, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 3, 2017. 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: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 1/27/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-45 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/28/2017 Suspension End: 2/11/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr. having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 27, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Fishin For Dough”( Test Sample #: NM21786), who finished first place in the 5th race on December 4, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on January 17, 2017. Victor Diaz, owner of record for horse “Fishin For Dough”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Diaz’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Martin Orona Jr a penalty as follows.

    1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 28, 2017, through February 12, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 27, 2017, 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. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “D Fishin For Dough” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 15, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Fishin For Dough” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on December 4, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Keepyourshirton
                2. Rum Chata
                3. First Mapuche
                4. Evoque
                5. One Classy Eagle
                6. Play Diamonds
                7. Duke of Fern
                8. D E Cash Balance
                9. Make It Funky
Unplaced “Fishin For DoughDuring said time of applicable suspension, Martin Orona 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 Martin Orona Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of :15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 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”15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purses/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: VERNON R OBERMEIER Ruling Date: 1/26/2017
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #17-0014 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon receipt of notification from the LGC Science, Inc., the official chemist for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission sample number 0092638 taken from LA BELLA who finished third in the eighth race at Turfway Park on January 5, 2017 was found to contain ketoprofen (Class C) at a level of 43 ng/ml in blood. After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS. Purse monies and pari-mutuel wagering are not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling you have thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed by this ruling to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4) 810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3) 810 KAR 1:018 Section 2 810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, Subsection (2)(3) 810 KAR 1:018 Section 8, Subsection (1) (c) 810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, Subsection (4)(a) 1 c.(b)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: MARCUS J VITALI Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17006C 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 request by Marcus J. Vitali for an appeal of his ejection from the ground of Parx Racing is hereby GRANTED. The stay of enforcement is also GRANTED.
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-34 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/16/2017 Suspension End: 3/18/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan M. Gonzalez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Juan Carlos Gonzalez before the Board Of Stewards on January 21, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21763 taken from the 1st place finisherBest Regardz” following the 4th race, on December 3, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 47 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Juan M. Gonzalez. David Mora (Cream of the Crop, Inc), owner of record for horse “Best Regardz”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Mora’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period. For this THIRD 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 Juan M. Gonzalez. a penalty as follows:
    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses, running consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-32, starting February 16, 2017, through March 18, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before February 22, 2017, 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 “Best Regardz” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
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. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONSTRAINER 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $2,500 and a 30 day suspension: OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A.(4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4/ 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: GREGORY L EVANS Ruling Date: 1/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2603 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/30/2017 Suspension End: 2/13/2017
Ruling Text:
Trainer Greg Lee Evans was duly noticed and telephonically waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 1/21/17.
 
Mr. Evans is hereby fined five hundred ($500) dollars and suspended fifteen days (1/30/17 through 2/13/17) because a post race serum sample taken from his horse, "K One Spirit," that won the 6th race at Retama Park on 10/21/16 contained the Class 4 prohibited substance Triamcinolone acetonide @ 256 +/- 14 pg/ml. (Sample #RP043860).
 
The horse, "K One Spirit," is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the sixth race at Retama Park on 10/21/16, and the purse is hereby ordered redistributed as follows:
 
1. (4) Sassy Spice
2. (7) Christine Sixteen
3. (5) Carolina Express
4. (6) Matties Storm
5. (3) Saint Bolera
6. (2) Aaah Myjenni
 
 Unplaced: (1) K One Spirit.
 
During the term of this suspension Mr. Evans is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.
Name: BRUCE DALEY Ruling Date: 1/19/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-11 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Summarily suspended pending a Board of Stewards hearing.
Name: RICHARD LEE DAVIS Ruling Date: 2/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17047PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. TRACK EMPLOYEE RICHARD LEE DAVIS JR IS HEREBY FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 12, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 22, 2017. 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: JAMES I BIAKIS Ruling Date: 2/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17048PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. TRACK EMPLOYEE JAMES BIAKIS IS HEREBY FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 12, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 22, 2017. 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: GLENN L THOMAS Ruling Date: 1/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17031PP Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Smoking in the shed row, tack room. STABLE EMPLOYEE GLENN L. THOMAS, HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR A FIRE SAFETY HAZARD (SMOKING IN THE SHEDROW) IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Nathan Keith Sobey Ruling Date: 1/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-H#3 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $250.00 H.R.A. Rule 286(a); person violates these rules who, in the opinion of the judges/stewards board, conducts themselves in a manner prejudicial to the best interest of horse racing  and H.R.A. Rule 287(1)(xxix); person also violates these rules who fights on a race track.
Name: ANGEL ALCIRO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 2/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17055PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. HAVING PRESENTED CHECK #438 DATED JANUARY 9, 2017 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION FOR A FINE, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 21, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 3, 2017. 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: ANTOINETTE MARIE GONZALES Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-1 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Antoinette Gonzales having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 31, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for Reckless Wind, entered in the 9th race, on November 26, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Antoinette Gonzales a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before February 5, 2017, 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 (B10) Procedure For Entries

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-9 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on January 2, 2016, for failing to have the owner licensed for entry SOUTHERN SISTERS, which resulted in a late scratch out of the second race on November 27, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Martin Orona Jr a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 5, 2017, 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 Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”. 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”. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-5 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan D. Torres, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on January 2, 2017, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “KHAT DADDY” which resulted in a scratch in the 8th race November 27, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Juan D. Torres a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 5, 2017, 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: 15.2.5.11( A)(1) WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS 15.2.5.12 (L) HORSES INELIGABLE 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JAVIER G BORUNDA Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-4 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Javier Borunda having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on December 31, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for ONE FAMOUS DIMPLE, entered in the 7th race, on December 10, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier Borunda a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before February 3, 2017, 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 (B10) Procedure For Entries

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-13 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Taurino Gutierrez having been duly notified and having waived his right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 31, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for STRAWBERRIESANDSILK, entered in the 8th race, on December 10, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Taurino Gutierrez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before February 5, 2017, 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 (B10) Procedure For Entries

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

Name: SABINIANO BERNEL GURULE Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-7 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Sabiniano B. Gurule having waived his right to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 20, 2016, for missing Lasix and for entry, THE GOLDEN MONKEY, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 7th race on December 18, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Sabiniano B. Gurule a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 5, 2017, 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 Licensee is found in violation of .

15.2.6.9(E) (2) The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered. A horse qualified for a furosemide (Salix) administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the three-hour or four-hour administration requirement specified above. After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock.

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

Name: TIMOTHY M HOOPER Ruling Date: 2/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17049PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. BEING OBNOXIOUS ON THE GROUNDS OF PENN NATIONAL ON JANUARY 4, 2017 TO RACING COMMISSION OFFICIALS 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 FEBRUARY 13, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 23, 2017. 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: MICHELLE G CASTILLO Ruling Date: 2/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17039PP Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. OWNER/TRAINER MICHELLE G. CASTILLO IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECK #261 DATED JANUARY 3,2017 TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN VOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. 163.12 ISSUANCE OR PASSING OF BAD CHECKS. A PERSON MAY NOT ISSUE A CHECK IN PAYMENT FOR A LICENSE FEE, FINE, NOMINATION OR ENTRY FEE, OR OTHER FEES, OR FOR SERVICES OR SUPPLIES WHEN THE PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD REASONABLY KNOW THAT THE CHECK WILL BE REFUSED FOR PAYMENT BY THE BANK UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN, OR THAT THE ACCOUNT UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN DOES NOT CONTAIN SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF THE CHECK, OR THAT THE CHECK IS WRITTEN ON A CLOSED ACCOUNT OR A NONEXISTENT ACCOUNT.
Name: MARTEN E WOODHOUSE Ruling Date: 2/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17038PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER MARTEN WOODHOUSE, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #314450 TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "RED N' NASTY” WHICH FINISHED EIGHTH (8TH) IN RACE #1 ON DECEMBER 31,2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR METHOCARBAMOL. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #314450 WAS WAIVED. 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 MARTEN WOODHOUSE 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 MARTEN WOODHOUSE IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND IS ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. THE HORSE "RED N' NASTY ” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THE PURSE MONEY FOR "RED N' NASTY" IS FORFEITED. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #1 ON DECEMBER 31,2016. 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: MARIO SEREY Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17001PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER MARIO SEREY,JR. IS HEREBY FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS($500.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN THE ENTERED HORSE "FIFTH BUSINESS" IN RACE #7 ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 31,2016, (RAN AT PENN NATIONAL ON DECEMBER 30,2016) NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 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 SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RAFAEL J BEJARANO Ruling Date: 12/29/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-003 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/20/2017 Suspension End: 2/25/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey RAFAEL BEJARANO, who rode DABSTER in the third race at Santa Anita Race Track on December 26, 2016 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (January 2, 6 and 7, 2017) for failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course and causing interference in the stretch, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from first to fourth position. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: RAFAEL J BEJARANO Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-003-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/20/2017 Suspension End: 2/25/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SA-003 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATS ruling #003 (December 29, 2016) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey RAFAEL BEJARANO is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (February 20, 24 and 25, 2017).
Name: CARL C JONES Ruling Date: 2/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17040PP 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 CARL C. JONES, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #314442-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "MI AMORE” WHICH FINISHED SECOND (2ND) IN RACE #7 ON DECEMBER 27,2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #314442-F WAS WAIVED. 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 ARL C. JONES 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 CARL C. JONES IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND IS ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. THE HORSE "MI AMORE” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMEN'S BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY FOR RACE #7 ON DECEMBER 27,2016 TO THE FOLLOWING ORDER OF FINISH, PENDING PERIOS OF AAPPEAL: 1ST. HARPOON 2ND. BARTOLOME 3RD. GOLDEN RIVET 4TH. WELLINGTON WIZARD 5TH. TUCKERS POINT THE PURSE MONEY FOR "MI AMORE" IS FORFEITED. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #7 ON DECEMBER 27,2016. 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... ALL FINES PAYABLE WITHIN 48 HOURS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: GREG ALLEN GREEN Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-333 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Greg Green having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on December 27, 2016, for failing to have the owner licensed for entry Jess Bna Tyger, which resulted in a late scratch out of the seventh race on December 11, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Greg Green a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 28, 2017, 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 Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”. 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”.

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

Name: Nathan Keith Sobey Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NP-H#165 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $1,500.00 H.R.A. Rule 286(a); a person violates these rules who, in the opinion of the Boad of Judges/Stewards, conducts themselves in a manner prejudicial to the best interest of horse racing; and Rule 287(1)(i); person engages in an unethical act in relation to a horse race or horse racing.
Name: HUBERT GAFFNEY Ruling Date: 2/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17052PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. TRAINER HUBERT GAFFNEY APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, WAIVING HIS RIGHT TO COUNSEL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #311921F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE JAMES ALEX WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 7TH RACE, DECEMBER 14, 2016 TESTED POSITIVE FOR DMSO. TRAINER HUBERT GAFFNEY WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND TRAINER HUBERT GAFFNEY, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(a)(1), 163.303(b), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(f). TRAINER HUBERT GAFFNEY IS FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT, PENDING PERIOD OF APPEAL. 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 him. FINE DUE FEBRUARY 13, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 23, 2017. 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: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-166 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer STERLEN TREY WOOD having been duly notified and having responded by telephone, before the Board of Stewards, on December 11, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM21289 taken from the horse “Datona Doll”, who finished 1st place in the 7th race on October 30, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 322 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by STERLEN TREY WOOD.

Mark and Annette McCloy, the owners of record for horse “Datona Doll”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) and 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mark and Annette McCloy’s FIRST Class 4 Category C medication in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 4 Category C medication violation in a past 365 day period, the Board of Steward assess STERLEN TREY WOOD a penalty of:

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00). This fine is to paid on or before January 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Datona Doll” must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

STERLEN TREY WOOD is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:(3) TRAINER 1ST offense in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000. OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run 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 M. Chavez Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-162 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Chavez Ortega having been duly notified and having responded by telephone, before the Board of Stewards, on December 11, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM24439 taken from the horse “Nanosecond”, who finished 7th place in the 8th race on October 25, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 324 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood, and confirmed in split sample sent to Texas A&M at a level of 200 ± 13 pg/ml in the blood on December 2, 2016.

Albert Ibanez, the owner of record for horse “Nanosecond”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) and 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mr. Ibanez’s FIRST Class 4 Category C medication in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 4 Category C medication violation in a past 365 day period, the Board of Steward assess Juan Chavez Ortega a penalty of

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00). This fine is to paid on or before January 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.

Juan Chavez Ortega is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.6.9 A. (4); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS TRAINER 1ST offense (Trainer) in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000 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 ACOSTA Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-167 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failed to fulfill his riding engagements on Saturday, November 26, 2016
Name: ALFREDO SIGALA Ruling Date: 11/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-124 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/28/2016 Suspension End: 12/3/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Alfredo Sigala, having been summoned to appear before the Board of Stewards on November 20, 2016 for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park , while aboard “Miss Summits Corona”, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from 1st place to 4th place. (Bore in causing interference with the #7, and depriving horse of a better placement.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfred Sigala a suspension of 3 days (November 28, 29 and 30, 2016).

Alfredo Sigala is allowed to ride designated races.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC 16.47.1.8. T. NMAC 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) NMAC 16.47.1.3 NMAC 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) & (2) NMAC 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) NMAC

Name: JANNA L MEDINA-BUSSE Ruling Date: 2/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17035PP Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. STABLE EMPLOYEE JANNA L. MEDINA-BUSSE IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECK #243 DATED NOVEMBER 11,2016 TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN VOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. 163.12 ISSUANCE OR PASSING OF BAD CHECKS. A PERSON MAY NOT ISSUE A CHECK IN PAYMENT FOR A LICENSE FEE, FINE, NOMINATION OR ENTRY FEE, OR OTHER FEES, OR FOR SERVICES OR SUPPLIES WHEN THE PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD REASONABLY KNOW THAT THE CHECK WILL BE REFUSED FOR PAYMENT BY THE BANK UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN, OR THAT THE ACCOUNT UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN DOES NOT CONTAIN SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF THE CHECK, OR THAT THE CHECK IS WRITTEN ON A CLOSED ACCOUNT OR A NONEXISTENT ACCOUNT. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISIO IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHE INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PREFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: DANIELLE NICOLE GOODMAN Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0090 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at Industrial Laboratories (Sample Code 16092713-001), sample number 0081316 taken from FOLDED WINGS, who finished first in the ninth race at Churchill Downs on July 2, 2016 contained dexamethasone at a level of 34.3 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. FOLDED WINGS is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4) 810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3) 810 KAR 1:017 Section (6)(7) 810 KAR 1:018 Section 2 810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3) 810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(b)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: LESLYE G BOUCHARD Ruling Date: 2/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17037PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER LESLYE G. BOUCHARD, HAVING WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HER RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #305558-F,L TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "SURFER CHUB” WHICH FINISHED SECOND (2ND) IN RACE #4 ON NOVEMBER 8,2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #305558-F,L WAS WAIVED. . 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 LESLYE G. BOUCHARD 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 LESLYE G. BOUCHARD IS RECEIVING A WRITTEN WARNING AND IS ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. THE HORSE "SURFER CHUB” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMEN'S BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY FOR RACE #4 ON NOVEMBER 8,2016 TO THE FOLLOWING ORDER OF FINISH, PENDING PERIOD OF APPEAL: 1ST. CAROLINA DREAMS 2ND. NATIVE CROSSING 3RD. BELLE OF BOWDOIN 4TH. OH MY DAR 5TH. KISSES FOR ROMEO THE PURSE MONEY FOR "SURFER CHUB" IS FORFEITED. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #4 ON NOVEMBER 82016. 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... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULING THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CLARK ORLEN SPENCER Ruling Date: 10/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-82 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Clark Spencer having waived his rights to a 10 day notice of hearing before the Board Of Stewards on October 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM24104 taken from the winnerFlying Pretty” following the second race, on October 2, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of , Dexamethasone at 1,140 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Clark Spencer. 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 Clark Spencer a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 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.
    2. The horse “Flying Pretty” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
Clark Spencer is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (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. 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: for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood First offense (Trainer) in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.15.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioner’s international's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered.16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.(2) A trainer must prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. 15.2.3.8B (3)(f) ; 15.2.3.8B (1) (d) ; 6.47.1.8. T. 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: CLARK ORLEN SPENCER Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-82-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: issued in error on 9:11 am
Name: CLARK ORLEN SPENCER Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-82-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-82 - Modified Ruling Trainer Clark Spencer having waived his rights to a 10 day notice of hearing before the Board Of Stewards on October 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM24104 taken from the winnerFlying Pretty” following the second race, on October 2, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of , Dexamethasone at 1,140 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Clark Spencer. 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 Clark Spencer a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 30, 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.
    2. The horse “Flying Pretty” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
Clark Spencer is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (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. 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: for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood First offense (Trainer) in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.15.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioner’s international's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered.16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.(2) A trainer must prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. 15.2.3.8B (3)(f) ; 15.2.3.8B (1) (d) ; 6.47.1.8. T. 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: LAWRENCE J WINKELSPECHT Ruling Date: 2/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17036PP Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. OWNER LAWRENCE J. WINKELSPECHT,III IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECK #1244 & #1245 DATED OCTOBER 24,2016 TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN VOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. 163.12 ISSUANCE OR PASSING OF BAD CHECKS. A PERSON MAY NOT ISSUE A CHECK IN PAYMENT FOR A LICENSE FEE, FINE, NOMINATION OR ENTRY FEE, OR OTHER FEES, OR FOR SERVICES OR SUPPLIES WHEN THE PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD REASONABLY KNOW THAT THE CHECK WILL BE REFUSED FOR PAYMENT BY THE BANK UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN, OR THAT THE ACCOUNT UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN DOES NOT CONTAIN SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF THE CHECK, OR THAT THE CHECK IS WRITTEN ON A CLOSED ACCOUNT OR A NONEXISTENT ACCOUNT.
Name: Patrick S Ashton Ruling Date: 2/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17032PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER PATRICK S. ASHTON, APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON DECEMBER 16,2016, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #306008-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "COSMIC DESTINY” WHICH FINISHED FIRST (1ST) IN RACE #9 ON OCTOBER 11,2016, AT PARX/ PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR CARISOPRODOL. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #306008-F WAS MADE BY TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS. . 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 PATRICK S. ASHTON 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 PATRICK S. ASHTON HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL ON JANUARY 31,2017, IS HEREBY FINED TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($2,500.00) AND IS ASSIGNED FOUR (4) MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINTS. THE HORSE "COSMIC DESTINY” 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 #9 ON OCTOBER 11,2016. 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 NOTCARRY 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: WAYNE D MOGGE Ruling Date: 10/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16595 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: : On July 29, 2016 Trainer Wayne D. Mogge won the first race at Indiana Grand with the three­year-old filly "Flash E Drive." Following the race, "Flash E Drive" was sent to the Test Barn to be tested for illegal drugs and other medications. "Flash E Drive" was assigned sample tag number #E200296 and both blood and urine samples were taken. On August 19, 2016 Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, reported that carisoprodol (approx. 154 pg/ml) and meprobamate (approx. 691 pg/ml) were found in sample #E200296. Trainer Mogge was notified of the positive test results and was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the Stewards. He elected to have the split sample sent to the Maddy Laboratory at the University of California-Davis which confirmed the presence of both carisoprodol and meprobamate in sample #E200296. Findings of Fact: The Board of Stewards at Indiana Grand Race Course conducted a hearing on the matter on September 22, 2016. Based on the testimony and evidence before them, the Stewards FIND the following: 1. Wayne D. Mogge was the trainer of record for "Flash E Drive" on July 29, 2016 at the time carisoprodol and meprobamate were found in the blood sample provided by "Flash E Drive" following the first race;

2. In addition the Maddy Laboratory at the Univserity of California confirmed the presence of both carisoprodol and meprobamate in the split sample #E200296;

3. Carisoprodol and meprobamate are prohibited substances in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5- 1-2 (a);

4. Research conducted by Commission Investigator Toni Sperle which was confirmed by Dr. Richard Sams, Director at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, KY, indicated that meprobamate is a metabolite of carisoprodol and as such both carisoprodol and meprobamate should be considered as one violation of Commission rules. Dr. Sams further reported that the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, the leading experts in horse racing medication issues, has recommended that both drugs be considered as Class 2 violations with a B penalty under the guidelines set in model rules by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission; 5. For the hearing Trainer Mogge had also been charged with violating IHRC Rule #71IAC 8.5-1-1.5 (7) involving medication administration within 24 hours of a race. However Dr. Scott Stanley, Director at the Maddy Laboratory, indicated there was no scientific proof available that could pinpoint the time of administration of carisoprodol. This was also confirmed by Dr. Sams;

6. IHRC Investigator Sperle led a search of Trainer Mogge's barn and his vehicle. No prohibited drugs were found;

7. IHRC Investigator Sperle interviewed all Test Barn employees and reported none of the employees were taking any medications which would have raised a positive for carisoprodol or its metabolite meprobamate. She also testified there had not been any other positive drug tests from the Test Barn on July 29, 2016;

8. Later in her investigation, Investigator Sperle found out that Trainer Mogge had specifically requested a prescription from Dr. Tami Gillon for carisoprodol for two other horses in his barn-"Vienna Rose" and "Sing All Night". Sperle reported Dr. Gillon had indicated Trainer Mogge had told her "Vienna Rose" had been on the medication in Florida and it had helped the horse. Up until this time Trainer Mogge had said he had not heard of the drug and didn't even know what it was or did. This precipitated the charge of failing to cooperate with an IHRC Investigator (IHRC Rule # 71 IAC 5.5-1-28);

9. In his testimony, Trainer Mogge explained that he had requested a muscle relaxer from his veterinarian in Florida, specifically asking for robaxin for his horse "Vienna Rose." However he testified his vet had told him he did not have any on his truck but offered him another drug which Trainer Mogge was told would work just as well as robaxin. Trainer Mogge said while "Vienna Rose" did not run in Florida, the drug had worked very well in relaxing the horse;

10. Practicing Veterinarian Dr. Michael Mann testified that it was not unusual for trainers not to know the technical name of a drug. Many of them might know the trade name hence the trade name might be robaxin but the technical name is methacarbomol;

11. While carisoprodol had been prescribed by Dr. Gillon for "Vienna Rose" and "Sing All Night," it had not been prescribed for "Flash E Drive," which would have been a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-5-1 (Ban on possession of drugs);

12. Trainer Mogge explained that carisoprodol was not a medication he was using on "Flash E Drive." He also testified that he still did not know how "Flash E Drive" had carisoprodol in her system;

13. Trainer Mogge also testified that he understood that under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (Trainer responsibility) that he was responsible for any medication any of his horses received. He said he tries to be very careful that his grooms don't mix medications and equipment between horses. Investigator Sperle testified that the stalls occupied by Trainer Mogge's horses were very well organized with each groom having specific equipment boxes for each horse;

14. In reviewing Trainer Mogge's racing record, it was noted that he has been a trainer for 25 years and has had no medication positives during that period. In 2004 he was fined $250 for oral administration to a horse within 24 hours of the horse's race.

After reviewing the testimony and evidence before them, the Stewards CONCLUDE the following:

1. "Flash E Drive", trained by Wayne D. Mogge, was found to have carisprodol and meprobamate in her system following the first race on July 29, 2016.The presence of carisoprodol and its metabolite meprobamate are not permitted under the rules of IHRC.

2. A positive test for a prohibited drug in a blood or urine sample taken from horses running under the jurisdiction of IHRC is prima facia evidence of a violation of IHRC Rule #71IAC 8.5-1-2 (a).

3. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a) (2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he/she trains regardless of the acts of third parties.

4. The Stewards FIND Trainer Wayne D. Mogge in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2 (a), the trainer responsibility rule.

5. While Trainer Mogge testified he had been cooperative in the investigation, because he did not immediately correct misleading statements he had made to the IHRC Investigator as he researched the drug and was reminded of his previous use of carisprodol on other horses, the Stewards FIND Trainer Mogge in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-28 (Cooperation with investigations).

6. Although Trainer Mogge is found in violation of the trainer responsibility rule, there was insufficient evidence to show that he had or directed that "Flash E Drive" be administered carisprodol or medprobamate without having a specific prescription for the horse. The violation of IHRC Rule #71IAC 8.5-5-1 is hereby DISMISSED.

7. Based on the expertise of Dr. Scott Stanley and Dr. Richard Sams, both noted laboratory directors and horse racing industry experts, that there is no current scientific evidence that can pinpoint the time of the administration of carisoprodol or meprobamate, the charge of administration within 24 hours of the race under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-1.5 (7) is hereby DISMISSED.

Pursuant to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties which have been approved by the IHRC, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following for violations of IHRC Rule #71IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2) and IHRC Rule #71IAC 8.5-1-2 (a):

1. Trainer Mogge is fined $500;

2. Trainer Mogge is suspended for 15 days beginning October 15, 2016 through and including October 29, 2016;

3. "Flash E Drive" is disqualified from first place in the first race on July 29, 2016 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money; 4. Owner Henry W. Finley, Jr., Trainer Mogge and Jockey Albin Jimenez shall return the purse money earned by each in the win by "Flash E Drive", totaling $6,600. The Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:

1--#4 Wicked Keela 4--#2 Oliwa

2--#7 Stormardini 5--#6 Sparr Princess

3--#1 She's A Flirt

For violating IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-28, Trainer Mogge is fined $2,500.

Under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1(Multiple medication violations), penalty points are assigned for medication violations. Since carisprodol and its metabolite meprobamate are being considered one violation with a B penalty for non-therapeutic substances, Trainer Mogge will receive four (4) penalty points. Because this is his only medication violation within the past year, no additional suspension will be imposed.

This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.

Name: WAYNE D MOGGE Ruling Date: 10/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16595-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 16595 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-27 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Justin Evans having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 26, 2016, for failure to honor racing engagement for entry LADY CONTENDER which resulted in a late scratch in the 8th race on September 19, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 27, 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 Justin Evans is found to be in violation of. 15.2.1(E)(1); 16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: 16.47.1.10 (B)(22) NMAC: 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. 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 M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-21 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Juan M Gonzalez having been duly notified and represented by Juan C. Gonzalez before the Board Of Stewards on September 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Betamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM22620 taken from the eighth place finisherTF Im That Guy” following the ninth race, on July 23, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM.
The original lab report indicated a finding of , Betamethasone at 175 pg/ml in the blood.  The allowable limit for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6).  Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Juan M Gonzalez.
Juan M Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:
 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (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.  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:for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood First offense (Trainer) in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.15.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioner’s international's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered.16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.(2) A trainer must prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. 15.2.3.8B (3)(f) ; 15.2.3.8B (1) (d)  ; 6.47.1.8. T.  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 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 Juan M Gonzalez a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 25, 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.  
    2. The horse “TF Im That Guy must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.  
 
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: Y
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: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-111 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Noe Garcia was called by the board the Board of Stewards twice and failed to reply on August 21, 2016,and 24th for failure to honor or be excused from his riding engagement in the 10TH race August 20, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque for horse Nmoceanfrontproperty

Noe Garcia failed to notify stewards he would not be present to ride.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 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. 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: SERGIO P ROMAN Ruling Date: 8/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-97 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End: 12/7/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner, Sergio Roman, having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on 8/17/16, 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 NM19788, after it was collected from the horse "FM Miss James" which finished 2nd in the 7th race, June 10, 2016 at SunRay Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 674pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Sergio Roman. The split was confirmed positive by Industrial Laboratories with a finding of 654pg/ml +/- 15 pg/ml in urine). With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.

Sergio Roman 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 Sergio Roman a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 90 calendar days (September 8, 2016 through December 7, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, June 10, 2016, at SunRay Park. New Order of Finish: 1st Ms Josie Wales 5th Konas Streaker 2nd Famous Crawdaddy 6th Brooks Bad Boy 3rd First Moon Fire 7th Sukis Super Chic 4th Rb R Amego Unplaced: Fm Miss James Scratched:Bet the Sixes and Jess B Content (4) Horse “Fm Miss James must pass a commission approved examination before entry.

This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, Sergio P. Roman 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 Sergio P. Roman 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: 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: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-64 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee Jose F. Ramirez Sr. 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 On at time of entry on the horse Arizona Chanel, entered in the 2nd race, on July 29, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Mr. Ramirez 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 DATE: 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: MIGUEL HERRERA SAENZ Ruling Date: 6/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-41 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Miguel Herrera Saenz having been duly notified and having failed to appear, had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2016 for working for trainer Tony Sedillo as a groom on May 27, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs (without being properly licensed in that capacity).

For these rule violations, the Board of Stewards hereby access Miguel Herrera Saenz a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 25, 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.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 6/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2540 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Alfredo Gomez, currently suspended by the Iowa Racing Commission, Ruling # 45727, is hereby suspended through reciprocity by the Retama Park Board of Stewards, commencing on 06/11/2016 pending reinstatement by the Iowa Racing Commission.
 During this suspension, Mr.Gomez is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.
 
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 6/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2540-REST Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: RETA2540 - Restored to Good Standing
 
Owner Alfred M. Gomez satisfied the debt described in the Prairie Meadow Racetrack and Casino Ruling #45727, and was restored to good standing by the Prairie Meadows Stewards on 6/15/16. He is therefore restored to good standing by the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 6/15/16.
Name: IVAN S LLOPEZ Ruling Date: 5/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH44 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Llopez is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #7 "ALEX BULLVILLE" in the 10th race on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-250 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Justin Evans, having been duly notified and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on April 12, 2016, entering ineligible horse (horse on the vets list) ROYAL MERIDIAN in the 8th race on March 25, 2016 at Sunland Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, (200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 16, 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 Justin Evans is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.10 B. ABSOLUTE INSURER: (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties. 16.47.1.10 (C) (18) Trainers are responsible for horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed; 15.2.5.8 I. PREFERRED LIST: The racing secretary shall maintain a list of each horse’s registration date, entry date, and racing date. Preference will be given to the best date. A registration date can only be established when the foal certificate is on file with a racing secretary. An entry date is any time a horse passes the entry box, whether or not the race is in the condition book, or an extra, is used or eliminated. Entry dates have preference over race or registration dates of the same date. Any horse, which is scratched, will lose its date and must re-establish a date. All horses placed on the steward's, veterinarian's, starter's or identifier's list will be posted on the bulletin board, they will not lose their date, but they must meet the necessary requirements to be removed from a list

Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 4/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-206 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Justin R. Evans, having been duly notified, appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on March 25, 2016, for missing Lasix time for horse “Chasing Our Dreams,” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the ninth race on March 13, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin R. Evans a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 2, 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 Justin R. Evans is found to be in violation of.

15.2.6.9(E) (3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “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 by the official veterinarian, the racing veterinarian, or practicing veterinarian no less than four hours prior to post for which the 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.

Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-132 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having been duly notified appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 4, 2016, for employing a groom, Ruben Urbina, whose NMRC Groom License was expired.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before April 4, 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 (A)NMAC and 15.2.1.7 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent party “A person shall not participate in Pari Mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the Commission, or be employed by an Association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the Commission”

16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.

Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-130 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Justin Evans, having appeared before the Board of Stewards March 4, 2016 regarding his conduct and language towards an official on February 14th on the backside of Sunland Park;

Justin Evans is found to be in violation of:

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

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before Date: April 4, 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: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 2/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-98 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/22/2016 Suspension End: 11/18/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer James J. Gonzales, II, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically on­­­­ Sunday, February 14, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class B drug 16-Hydroxy-stanozolol, a metabolite of stanozolol, which was found in sample NM18077 after it was collected from the horse “Outta Texas” which finished third in the third race on December 18, 2015 at Sunland Park Race Track.

Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to, and waived. Anwar Elias is the owner of the horse “Outta Texas,” which is the subject of the ruling issued on this date.

James J. Gonzales, II, is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D (1-2-3) NMAC which states 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. 15.2.6.9. H (1-3) NMAC Which states (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, and (3) Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses. 15.2.6.11 (A) and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Which states the trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jmes J. Gonzales, II, a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days, March 1, 2016, through August 27, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of Two Thousand Five-hundred dollars ($2,500.00.) in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) which must be paid within 30 days of this ruling. (3) The horse “Outta Texas” must pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligible to race. (4) Loss of purse of the third race, on December 18, 2015, at Sunland Park. The new order of finish is as follows:

              1. Funny Corona
              2. Prince Ivory James
              3. Perry First Flash
              4. Az It Should Be
              5. Vomvos
              6. Tenacious
              7. Swaggernaut
              8. Miss Corona Daise
Unplaced: Outta Texas This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, James J. Gonzales, II, is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of James J. Gonzales, II, are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 2/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-98-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/22/2016 Suspension End: 11/18/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-98 - Modified Penalty Trainer James J. Gonzales, II, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically on­­­­ Sunday, February 14, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class B drug 16-Hydroxy-stanozolol, a metabolite of stanozolol, which was found in sample NM18077 after it was collected from the horse “Outta Texas” which finished third in the third race on December 18, 2015 at Sunland Park Race Track.

Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to, and waived. Anwar Elias is the owner of the horse “Outta Texas,” which is the subject of the ruling issued on this date.

James J. Gonzales, II, is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D (1-2-3) NMAC which states 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. 15.2.6.9. H (1-3) NMAC Which states (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, and (3) Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses. 15.2.6.11 (A) and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Which states the trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jmes J. Gonzales, II, a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days, May 22 2016, through November 18, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of Two Thousand Five-hundred dollars ($2,500.00.) in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) which must be paid within 30 days of this ruling. (3) The horse “Outta Texas” must pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligible to race. (4) Loss of purse of the third race, on December 18, 2015, at Sunland Park. The new order of finish is as follows:

              1. Funny Corona
              2. Prince Ivory James
              3. Perry First Flash
              4. Az It Should Be
              5. Vomvos
              6. Tenacious
              7. Swaggernaut
              8. Miss Corona Daise
Unplaced: Outta Texas This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, James J. Gonzales, II, is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of James J. Gonzales, II, are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-358 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12162, after it was collected from the horse “Kobys Wagon” which finished first in the 16th race, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 535 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Scott and Monica Jones are the recorded Owners of the horse “Kobys Wagon”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 16th race, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

4) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered 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. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 1/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-358-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-358 - Modified Penalty Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12162, after it was collected from the horse “Kobys Wagon” which finished first in the 16th race, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 535 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Scott and Monica Jones are the recorded Owners of the horse “Kobys Wagon”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty
        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Disqualification and loss of purse of the 16th race, Futurity Trial, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

4) Because of the disqualification from the Futurity Trials, Kobys Wagon will also be disqualified and lose the purse from the 10th Race, Futurity, June 7, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. The new order of finish is as fallows

    • 1stFirst Valiant Sign
    • 2nd Fine Oak Corona
    • 3rdOne Fabulous Eagle
    • 4th Jm One Hot Boy
    • 5th Perrys Stamina
    • 6th Memphis D Nasty
    • 7th Streakinjess for Lmg
    • 8th Jess Burnin
    • 9th Giving It All
        • Unplaced KOBYS WAGON

5) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered 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. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, 2015-ZIA 358, 2015-ZIA-359, 2015-ZIA-365, 2015-ZIA-367).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-357 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12181, after it was collected from the horse “Thunderball B” which finished second in the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 434 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Patrick D. Guthrie, Billy G. Smith, Paul Blanchard, and Fred A. Grooms are the recorded Owners of the horse “Thunderball B”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

    1. Loss of purse of the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;

4) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered 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. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 1/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-357-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-357 - Modified Penalty Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12181, after it was collected from the horse “Thunderball B” which finished second in the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 434 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Patrick D. Guthrie, Billy G. Smith, Paul Blanchard, and Fred A. Grooms are the recorded Owners of the horse “Thunderball B”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty

        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.
        2. Disqualification and loss of purse of the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;
        3. Because of the disqualification from the DERBY Trials, Thunderball B will also be disqualified and lose the purse from the 10th Race, Quarter Horse Derby, June 6, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. The new order of finish is as fallows
    • 1st Bf Farm Boss
    • 2nd Glock
    • 3rd Jm Onfire
    • 4th Tempting Destiny
    • 5th Bone Chillin
    • 6th Jm Specialwynn
    • 7th First Famous Effort
    • 8th Cobalt Creek
    • 9th Fast Copy Kat
        • Unplaced THUNDERBALL B

    1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.
    2. A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered 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. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, 2015-ZIA 360, 2015-ZIA-370, 2015-ZIA-369, 2015-ZIA-357, 2015-ZIA 371, 2015-ZIA-368, 2015-ZIA-363).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-356 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12232, after it was collected from the horse “Lilly is First” which finished first in the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 389 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Mike Arabaham, Paul Blanchard, and R.D Hubbard are the recorded Owners of the horse “Lilly is First”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record.

Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;

4) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered 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. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 1/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-356-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-356 - Modified Penalty Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12232, after it was collected from the horse “Lilly is First” which finished first in the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 389 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Mike Arabaham, Paul Blanchard, and R.D Hubbard are the recorded Owners of the horse “Lilly is First”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty
        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.
        2. Disqualification and loss of purse of the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;
        3. Because of the disqualification from the FUTURITY Trials, Lilly is First will also be disqualified and lose the purse from the 9th Race, Quarter Horse FUTURITY, June 13, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. The new order of finish is as fallows
    • 1st Flash of Love
    • 2nd Marilyn Wins
    • 3rd Jess Cruzin On By
    • 4th Faster Version
    • 5th Teana Fay
    • 6th Play Misty
    • 7th Blazin Blu
    • 8th Divetime Dude
        • Unplaced LILLY IS FIRST

3. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement 4. A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016. (Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered 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. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, 2015-ZIA 356, 2015-ZIA-372, 2015-ZIA-373, 2015-ZIA-362, 2015-ZIA 361, 2015-ZIA-366).

Name: WILLIAM GARNER GOWAN Ruling Date: 12/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21407 Ruling Type: Failure to Have Horse Properly Shod
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have scheduled starter, Weekend Wish, properly shod resulting in a late scratch from race 2, December 5, 2015.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 10/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-87 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Dr. Spin” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the sixth race, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Zia Park;

(The horse “Dr. Spin” was claimed on 9-11-15 at Canterbury Park. Discovery would reveal the claim was made by Owner/Trainer Stephanie Herb. The horse was then sold (via private sale) on 9-14-2015 to Owners Jackie and Sylvia Herron. On 9-22-15, Mr. Evans, as Trainer, and also as Authorized Agent, made entry of “Dr. Spin” for a race to be run on 9-29-2015, indicating Ownership as Jackie and Sylvia Herron. It was determined the horse was not eligible to be privately sold until 10-11-2015, making the horse ineligible, resulting in the scratch from the 9-29-2015 race).

JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of:

15.2.4.8 (G)(5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Ownership interest in any horse claimed from a race shall not be resold or transferred for 30 days after such horse was claimed, except by claim from a subsequent race”.

16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.

BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-60 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a late scratch of the horse “ Quinton’s Queen” that was entered in the ninth race, Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Zia Park;

(The horse “Quinton’s Queen” was reported by the State Veterinarian that the horse did not receive required Salix/Lasix in a timely manner, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse).

JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(F)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Furosemide shall be administered no less than four hours to post time for a thoroughbred race for which the horse is entered”.

15.2.6.11 (E)(7) & 16.47.1.10 (C)(15) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part The Trainer is responsible for maintaining knowledge of medication record and status”.

16..47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 26, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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


BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

DAVID KEITER ED L’ECUYER JILL CATHEY


Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.


Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-59 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a late scratch of the horse “ Malibu Park” that was entered in the eighth race, Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Zia Park;

(The horse “Malibu Park” was reported by the State Veterinarian that the horse did not receive required Salix/Lasix in a timely manner, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse).

JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(F)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Furosemide shall be administered no less than four hours to post time for a thoroughbred race for which the horse is entered”.

15.2.6.11 (E)(7) & 16.47.1.10 (C)(15) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part The Trainer is responsible for maintaining knowledge of medication record and status”.

16..47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 26, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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


BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

DAVID KEITER ED L’ECUYER JILL CATHEY


Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.


Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-153 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Justin Evans having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 22, 2015, for entering horse, Mahan, without intentions to run which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the ninth race on August 21, 2015 at Sunray Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before September 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Mario Sanchez is found to be in violation of.
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 8/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-226 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER having waived formal notice, appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding the entry of “Im a Moon Quest” into the first race, Friday, August 14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Mr. Joiner failed to follow proper entry procedures, which resulted in a re-drawing of entries for Saturday, August 22, 2015, races. Mr. Joiner accepted full responsibility for the matter).

MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.

15.2.5.8(B)(6) NMC: Which states in pertinent part “No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the Stewards”

16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.


For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER a penalty in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($ 500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 16, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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


BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS

DAVID KEITER NORM AMUNDSON ED L’ECUYER


Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.


Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-45 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date July 12, 2015, for failure to declare equipment Blinkers ON at time of entry on the horse SUNBAKED , entered in the SIXTH race, on July 11, 2015 , at Sunray Park. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($ 50.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 11, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 6/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-77 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Michael W Joiner appeared, by telephone, on this date before the Board of Stewards regarding an ineligible entry of “You Roc” (no current Owner license), in the fourth race, June 12, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(One of The Owners of record for the horse “You Roc” is listed as Brad Williams. Records indicate Brad Williams NMSRC Owner license had expired, and has not been renewed. The horse was ineligible to enter without the Owner having a current NMSRC license).

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Michael W Joiner a penalty of a fine of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).

This fine is to be paid on or before July14, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be made in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner”.

15.2.5.12 (X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.

16.47.1.9 (A)(1)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed”.

16.47.1.10 (C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches and in all other matters pertaining to racing”.
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-103 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/24/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer James Julian Gonzales II, having been duly notified, and having been represented by counsel Brian Hess before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM11334, after it was collected from the horse "DM Strait" which finished first in the 4th race, January 30, 2015.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 278 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, James Julian Gonzales II. The split was confirmed positive by Louisiana State University with a finding of .275 ng/ml in urine which translates to 275 pg/ml in urine).

Trainer James Julian Gonzales II is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".

15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed James Julian Gonzales II a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (November 24, 2015 through May 22, 2016
inclusive); (These dates are associated with other rulings DAA-100, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.)
(2) A fine in the amount of twenty five-hundred, dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, January 30, 2015 at Sunland Park Race Track.
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, James Julian Gonzales II is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of James Julian Gonzales II are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-103-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/24/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-103 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 6/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-103-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/24/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-103 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-103-SA Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/24/2015 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-103 - Settlement Agreement
Please see Attached
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-100 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/27/2015 Suspension End: 11/23/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer James Julian Gonzales II, having been duly notified, and having been represented by counsel Brian Hess before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM08573, after it was collected from the horse "Famous Slew" which finished third in the 1st race, September 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 489 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, James Julian Gonzales II. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 382 pg/ml in urine).

Trainer James Julian Gonzales II is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".

15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed James Julian Gonzales II a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (May 27, 2015 through November 23, 2015 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of twenty five-hundred, dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 1st race, September 17, 2014 at the Downs at Albuquerque
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, James Julian Gonzales II is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of James Julian Gonzales II are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-100-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/27/2015 Suspension End: 11/23/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-100 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 6/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-100-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/27/2015 Suspension End: 11/23/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-100 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 2/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-100-SA Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/27/2015 Suspension End: 11/23/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-100 - Settlement Agreement
Please see attached
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 5/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-57 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN R. EVANS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an ineligible entry of “Reeser” (pulled entry) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the seventh race, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN R. EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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


Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 4/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-404 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS having appeared on April 6, 2015, before the Board of Stewards regarding an ineligible entry of “”Quinton’s Queen” (no current Owner license), which resulted in a scratch of said horse in the fourth race, Monday, April 6, 2015, at Sunland Park;

(The Owner of record for the horse “Quinton’s Queen” is listed as Tee Vee Dairy / Ken Tevelde et al. Records indicate the Stable name license expired on 3/31/2015. The horse was ineligible to enter without the current Ownership having a current NMSRC license).

JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of;

15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be made in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner”.

15.2.5.12 (X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.

16.47.1.9 (A)(1)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed”.

16.47.1.9 (D)(8) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All persons using a Stable name must comply with all rules regarding licensing of Owners”.

16.47.1.10 (C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches and in all other matters pertaining to racing”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine has been paid on this date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-264 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN R. EVANS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an ineligible entry of “Dreamcatcher” (no original foal certificate on file) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the seventh race, Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Sunland Park;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN R. EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

JUSTIN R. EVANS is found to be in violation of:

Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-222 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Justin Evans, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (blinkers on) at time of entry on the horse “Stealyndeewin”, entered in the tenth race, on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Sunland Park. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules. For this second rule violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to paid on or before March 25, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 1/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-516 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Justin R Evans having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on January 02, 2015, for entering an ineligible horse “ Courageousandbold” which resulted in a late program scratch in the seventh race, on January 02, 2015, at Sunland Park.

Justin R Evans failed to have the registration certificate on file for “ Courageousandbold”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin R Evans a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 02, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Justin R Evans is found to be in violation of:
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-492 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/29/2014 Suspension End: 2/26/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Michael Joiner, having been duly notified and having waived ten day notice of hearing, appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 26, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM09669, after it was collected from the horse "Sheza Fast Hit" which finished first in the twelfth race, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Zia Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 443 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 467 pg/ml).

Trainer Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Michael Joiner a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (December 29, 2014, through February 26, 2015 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 12th race, Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Zia Park;

This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Michael Joiner 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 Trainer Michael Joiner are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings).

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS


_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
CONNIE ESTES DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER

Trainer, Mr. Joiner further agrees to waive any appeal rights as stated in related ruling 2014-SUN-492, in accordance with 15.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-492-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/29/2014 Suspension End: 2/26/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-492 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUAN M. GONZALEZ, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel, and interpreter Juan Carlos Gonzalez) before the Board of Stewards on December 6, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Trenbolone, Hydroxy-trenbolone and Epi-trenbolone", which was found in sample #NM07163, after it was collected from the horse "Rocked Up" which finished third in the 5th race, Saturday July 05, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Trenbolone at 7.2 ng/ml., Hydroxy-trenbolone and Epi-trenbolone at 45 ng/ml. Split sampling rights, per 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to in a timely manner and sent to NMHA, but declined by LSU who would not accept refered sample for test, only Texas A & M would accept, Horseman would not send.)

Juan M. Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9.(A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Drugs in this class have no generally accepted medical use in the race horse and their pharmacological potential for altering the performance of a race is VERY HIGH.
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of onr-thousand, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;

This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, 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.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner and Horse).

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: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/18/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408-SPC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text:
Superseded entered in error-this ruling is modified not superseded-12/18/14
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/18/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-408 - Modified Ruling
Modification/Correction
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
IN THE ORIGINAL RULING:
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;

Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408-ASH Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-408 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408-AWD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-408 - Appeal Withdrawn see attached withdrawal
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-408 -Trainer Juan M. Gonzalez, having paid the fine, and having otherwise met the terms of 2014-SUN-408 on this date (June 21, 2015);

This matter having come before the Stewards, it is determined that JUAN M GONZALEZ is deemed eligible for, and is reinstated effective this date.
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-285 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/30/2015 Suspension End: 3/16/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jose Muela, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 16, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 06544, after it was collected from the horse "Regal First Moon” which finished second in the fourth race, Friday, May 9, 2014, at SunRay Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 677 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and said split results from Truesdail Laboratory indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 264.4 pg/ml).

Jose Muela is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".

15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Jose Muela a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of one calendar year
(April 30, 2015, through April 30, 2016, inclusive, or at upon the conclusion of any prior adjucated penalty;
(2) A fine in the amount of Five-Thousand dollars ($5,000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the (Trials purse) 4th race, Friday, May 9, 2014, at SunRay Park;
(4) Loss of purse of the (Finals purse) 4th race, May 25, 2014, at SunRay Park, per 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(d) NMAC;
(5) Referral of this matter to the NMSRC for any action deemed necessary, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
This is a third offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Jose Muela 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 Trainer Jose Muela are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-285-SPC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/30/2015 Suspension End: 3/16/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-ZIA-285 - Superseded Ruling. Settlement Agreement entered. See Documents
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 10/25/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-93 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Justin Evans having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 24th, 2014 concerning a security citation for employing an unlicensed person is found in violation of Commission rules.

Narrative: This took place after the running of the seventh race when Mr. Justin Evans horse was escorted by a person who had an expired license that may have or not even been his.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 26th, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/23/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-89 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Justin R. Evans, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding the horse “Called to Serve” that was entered in the twelfth race, Monday, September 1, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Mr. Evans entered the horse “Called to Serve” at two different tracks for the same day of racing. Entry for Ruidoso Downs was made on Monday, August 25, 2014, and the horse was listed in the published entries. Mr. Evans then made entry for the Downs at Albuquerque on Friday, August 29, 2014. Entries for both tracks were for the same race day, (Monday, September 1, 2014).

On the morning of September 1, 2014, Mr. Evans phoned the Stewards to make a scratch for the Ruidoso Downs race. It would soon after be discovered the horse had been entered also at Albuquerque for the same day of racing. Immediate notification of the double entry was made to the Board of Stewards at Albuquerque. "Called to Serve" was allowed to run in the Albuquerque race.

Justin R. Evans is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No horse may be entered to run at two different tracks on the same day of which pari-mutual wagering is conducted” Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin R. Evans a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 23, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. (This is the second violation of this classification)

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-51 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Justin Evans, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for an ineligible horse "Mr Archie" (failure to have the registration papers on file) which resulted in a program scratch in the eighth race, Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Zia Park;


For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 14, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-47 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Justin Evans, having been duly notified, and having waived appearance before the Board of Stewards, a hearing was held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, regarding the horse "Stormin Creek" that was entered in the 8th race, Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Mr Evans entered "Stormin Creek in the Ruidoso Downs race. After "Stormin Creek" was listed in the entries at Ruidoso Downs, Mr Evans then chose to enter the horse for the same day of racing at the Downs at Albuquerque. Mr Evans failed to bring the horse "Stormin Creek" to the paddock, resulting in a late program scratch of said horse at Ruidoso Downs. It was also learned the foal registration papers were checked out of the Racing Office on August 21, 2014, and the horse was not on Association grounds).

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars each for two violations, and two hundred dollars for one violation, for a total penalty in the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 13, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.4.8 (C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Any horse entered in a claiming race that is not present in the Paddock at least 10 minutes to post will be scratched".

15.2.5.8 (B)(8) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "No horse may be entered to run at two different tracks on the same day for which pari mutuel wagering is conducted".

15.2.5.12 (B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the Racing Secretary".


Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-46 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
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Trainer Justin Evans, having been duly notified, and having waived appearance before the Board of Stewards, a hearing was held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, regarding the horse "Js Lucky Charm" that was entered in the 8th race, Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Mr Evans entered "Js Lucky Charm" in the Ruidoso Downs race. The morning of the race, a scratch card request was made, stating "sold" as a reason. Mr. Evans failed to bring the horse "Js Lucky Charm" to the paddock, resulting in a late program scratch of said horse. It was later learned the foal registration papers were checked out of the Racing Office on July 28, 2014, and the horse was not on Association grounds).

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty of one hundred dollars for each violation, for a total penalty in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 13, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "An entry shall be made in the name of the horse's licensed Owner. Any horse which is in a race may not be sold or transferred until that engagement is completed, except with the permission of the Stewards".

15.2.4.8 (C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Any horse entered in a claiming race that is not present in the paddock at least 10 minutes to post will be scratched".

15.2.5.12 (B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the Racing Secretary".




Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-48 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
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Trainer Justin Evans, having been duly notified, and having waived appearance before the Board of Stewards, a hearing was held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, regarding Mr Evans' actions which led to two late scratches in the 8th race, Saturday, Ausust 23, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Mr Evans made entry of two horses in the 8th race. ("Jj's Lucky Charm" and "Stormin Creek"). On the morning of August 23rd, it was discovered via the Daily Racing Form that "Stormin Creek" was also entered for the same day at the Downs at Albuquerque. Mr. Evans was immediately contacted, and he admitted to having entered "Stormin Creek at Albuquerqe after having drawn into the Ruidoso race).

Mr Evans was advised by the Stewards that since he entered the Ruidoso race on August 16, and then chose to make entry for the same day at Albuquerque on August 20, he had a priority obligation to fulfill by running in the Ruidoso race.

Mr Evans chose to ignore a directive given by the Ruidoso Downs Stewards by failing to run the horse in the Ruidoso race.

It would later be learned that "Stormin Creek" was permitted/allowed to run in the Albuquerque race this day by that Board of Stewards, in spite of having been informed of the entry at two tracks for the same race date.

"Stormin Creek" is Owned by Ace Racing Stable (Vanessa West), Jackie and Sylvia Herron.

It was determined Mr Evans actions were improper, in violation of NMSRC rules, and resulted in two late scratches that created a short field in the Ruidoso race. (Refer to related rulings 2014 ZIA 46 & 47).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty to Justin Evans in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 13, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.



This ruling is issued in accordance with:

16.47.1.8 (L)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Commission may order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting. Interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to . Disruptive or intemperate behaviour, or behaviour which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline inder this rule".

16.47.1.8 (T) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the Commission, and by acceptance of a license, agrees to abide by the rules".

15.2.5.8 (B)(8) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "No horse may be entered to run at two different tracks on the same day for which pari mutuel wagering is conducted"

15.2.3.8 (B)(1)(C)NMAC : Which states in pertinent part "The Stewards shall have the authority to resolve conflicts or disputes related to racing, and to discipline violators in accordance with the provisions of these rules".
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-45 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Trainer Justin Evans, having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure follow scratch procedures for the horse "Tres Osos" that was entered to run in the seventh race, on Monday, September 8, 2014,at Zia Park;

(As the field for this race was in the Paddock, "Tres Osos" was not present. It was only at this time that it became known of scratch card that had been made, but had not been submitted to the Stewards at any time prior. "Tres Osos" was then a late program scratch at 10 minutes to post. Mr. Evans failed to notify the Stewards at any time prior of his request to scratch, and failed to follow procedures for making a scratch).

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 13, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Justin Evans is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.9 (B)(2) NMAC: Which staters in pertinent part "The scratch of a horse after closiong 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 "No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without the approval of the Stewards".
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 9/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-22 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Trainer Justin Evans having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on 09/07/14, for entering an ineligible horse, Pretty Darn Quick, which resulted in a program scratch in the third race, on 09/07/14, at Zia Park.

Narrative: The horse Pretty Darn Quick, entered in the third race 09/07/14, was not eligible per Zia Park screening rules; (Any horse, winners, that has started that for a claiming price of less than $3,200.00 must have finished first, second, third or fourth claiming or higher since last starting for less than $3,200.00.)

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before 10/07/14 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:


Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 8/27/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-49 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
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Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 24, 2014 is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

Narrative: The horse Stormin Creek was entered to race at 2 tracks on Saturday August 23, 2014.
The horse failed to run in Ruidoso but did race At the Downs at Albuquerque.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee the following penalty, a fine in the amount of Two Hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid by September 26, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

This ruling is in accordance:
15.2.5.8 ENTRIES AND NOMINATIONS:
B. Procedure:
(8) No horse may be entered to run at two different tracks on the same day on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 8/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-32 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
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Licensee having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 13, 2014 for not having the correct horse, CANAL GRANDE in the paddock for the 6th race, on August 6, 2014 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 dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 12, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules:

15.2.6.11(E)(1)NMAC
E. Additionally, with respect to horses in their care or custody, the trainer is responsible for:
(1) the proper identity, custody, care, health, condition and safety of horses.
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 7/28/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0513414 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 0513414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 28, 2014 Trainer MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER (DOB: 03/16/1956 NMSRC LICENSE # 56083645) having waived appearance before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to enter the horse "Bigtime Buddy" to correct Salix/Lasix status in the second race, Monday, July 28, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet." 16.47.1.10(C)(15) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is responsible for maintaining knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in his/her care." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 28, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES 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 10days 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: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 7/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0458414 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 0458414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 13, 2014 Trainer MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER (DOB: 03/16/1956 NMSRC LICENSE #56083645) having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2-14, for failure to declare equipment (flipping halter) at time of entry on the horse "Essencia", entered in the 4th race, Friday, July 11, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry." 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. 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 MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) for this second related violation at this meeting. The fine is to be paid on or before August 14, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES 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: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 6/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0423414 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 0423414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: June 29, 2014 Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS (DOB: 06/22/1981 NMSRC LICENSE #: 56075946) having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 28, 2014, for an ineligible entry of "Sandys Diamond" (entry does not meet the eligibility conditions of the race) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the ninth race, Saturday, June 28th, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12 (V)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it does not meet the eligibility conditions of the race". 16.47.1.10 (C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing; horses entered as to eligibility and weight, or other allowances claimed". For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 29, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 6/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0366414 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 0366414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: June 13, 2014 Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS (DOB: 06/22/1981 NMSRC LICENSE #56075946) having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for bringing the wrong horse to the paddock, which resulted in a late scratch in the seventh race, Monday, June 9, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; (An entry for "Ozilda's Glitter" was made for this race. The horse identified in the saddling paddock was determined not to be "Ozilda's Glitter", which led to the immediate scratch. The horse brought to the paddock was determined to be Making Pappa Proud". Mr. Evans accepted full responsibility for the mistake and acknowledged a mix-up had taken place). JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10(C)(5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for the proper identity, custody, care, health, condition and safety of horses in his/her charge". 16.47.1.10 (C)(22) NMAC & 15.2.6.11 (E) (12) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for having his/her horse present in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered". For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 13, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES 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: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 6/1/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0336414 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 0336414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: June 01, 2014 Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS (DOB: 06/22/1981 NMSRC LICENSE #56075946) having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding the entry of "Haynesville Slew" in the seventh race, Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; (Evans admitted to having entered Haynesville Slew into the wrong race which resulted in a program scratch. Evans accepted responsibility for the matter.) This ruling is in accordance with: 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." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 1, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES 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: PETER GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3379514 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 3379514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: April 08, 2014 Owner PETER GONZALEZ (DOB: 08/06/1980 NMSRC LICENSE #:53163412) having been duly notified (via mailing to his/her last known address), and upon failing to appear on this date before the Board of Stewards for scheduled financial responsibility hearing, said hearing was held in absentia; As a result of this hearing, the Board of Stewards ordered that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to PETER GONZALEZ be suspended, and that he/she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico, until such time that full payment to Story Equine Practice is made in the amount of One-Thousand, One-Hundred, Ten dollars, and 56 cents ($1,110.56). This ruling is in accordance with : 16.47.1.8(I)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing and the Parental Responsibility Act." 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part: The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant demonstrates a lack of financial responsibility by accumulating unpaid obligations, defaulting on obligations or issuing drafts or checks that are dishonored, or payment refused;; During said time of suspension PETER 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 suspension, all horses Owned or Trained, or under the care of PETER 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 SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER RON WALKER ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/2/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3245514 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 3245514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: March 02, 2014 Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, ( DOB: 06/22/1981 LICENSE #:56075946), appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on Saturday, March 01, 2014 for failure to have the horse "Divine Gift" treated for Salix/Lasix for the eleventh race on Saturday, March 01, 2014 at Sunland Park, which necessitated a late program scratch. JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (C)(15) NMAC: Which state in pertinent part that "The trainer is responsible for maintaining a knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in his care." 15.2.6.9 (F) (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). For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty of a fine in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before Date: April 02, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER DAVID KEITER RON WALKER 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: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 2/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3199514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3199514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: February 14, 2014 Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, (DOB: 06/22/1981 LICENSE #56075946), having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to fill out a scratch card for the horse "Sunday's Ghost" that was entered to run in the tenth race, on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at Sunland Park. (Horse had been entered to run in the above mentioned race before being claimed by EVANS who declined to run but failed to notify the Stewards of this intention.) JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS 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 JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 16, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER DAVID KEITER RON WALKER 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: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 2/11/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3195514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING: 3195514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: February 11, 2014 Trainer Justin Evans, ( DOB: 06/22/1981 LICENSE #56075946, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on February 10, 2014 for failure to declare equipment (blinkers on) at time of entry on the horse "Malibu Affair", entered in the ninth race, on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Sunland Park. Justin Evans 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." 15.2.5.13(A)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment, or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the Starter, the Paddock Judge and the Stewards". 15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may change any equipment used on a horse in its last race, without the prior approval of the Paddock Judge or the Stewards." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to paid on or before March 13, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER DAVID KEITER RON WALKER 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 20 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: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 1/18/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3097514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS, (DOB 06/22/1981, LIC # 560759460, having
appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding the entry of the horse "Mr. McCoy" in the ninth race on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Sunland Park.

"Mr. McCoy" was not eligible for this race, (did not fit the conditions of the race). JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS is found to be in violation of:
1 5.2.5. 1 2 (V) NMAC: which states in pertinent part that: "A horse shall be ineligible
to start in a race when it does not meet the eligibility conditions of the race";

16.47.1.10 (C) 18 NMAC: which states in pertinent part that " A trainer is responsible for: horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN ROBERT EVANS a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). Any fine is to be paid by February l7, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B) (3) (1) NMAC.

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



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