Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >5/6/2021<

98 Total Rulings compiled at: 5/11/2021 12:30:15 PM G.M.T.

Name: Michael Henry Ruling Date: 5/11/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 14-2021 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/11/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: May 11, 2021

Stewards Ruling 14-2021

Hot Walker Michael Allen Henry DOB: 07/07/1991, RCI ID: 2225598. Mr. Henry Falsified his license application. A background check revealed (Past Criminal History) and an outstanding warrant in the State of Virginia. Michael Allen Henry is hereby “Summarily Suspended”, pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards on his suspension. Mr. Henry is in violation of DTRC Rules: 18.1.5, 18.1.5.1, 18.1.5.2, 18.1.5.3 and 3.4 All. Michael Allen Henry is “Denied” access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

Name: Joseph Brian Green Ruling Date: 5/10/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 12-2021 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: May 10, 2021

Stewards Ruling 12-2021

Hot Walker Joseph Brian Green Jr., DOB: 10/31/1993, RCI ID: 2225578, is hereby fined the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for falsification (failure to disclose arrest record) of his 2021 Delaware license application, he is in violation of DTRC rules and regulations. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1, 2.5.1.3, 3.4.1, and 3.4.1.15. Mr. Green‘s license has been placed on a conditional basis. Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly.

Name: Durand Franklin Ruling Date: 5/10/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 11-2021 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: May 10, 2021

Stewards Ruling 11-2021

Hot Walker Durand Franklin, DOB: 09/29/1972, RCI ID: 2225590, is hereby fined the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for falsification (failure to disclose arrest record) of his 2021 Delaware license application, he is in violation of DTRC rules and regulations. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1, 2.5.1.3, 3.4.1, and 3.4.1.15. Mr. Franklin license has been placed on a conditional basis. Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly.

Name: BARTON W DALIOUS Ruling Date: 5/10/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: Har-09-21 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Barton W. Dalious is fined $200 for interference (INT 7- Carry A Horse Out) before the 1/2 while driving IDEAL KISS in the 3rd race on 5/5/2021 at Harrington Raceway (see DHRC ruling: 7.6.13.1.6). All fines to be paid within 10 days of receipt of ruling.
Name: KEVIN RAY WALTERS Ruling Date: 5/10/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-08-21 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/3/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DHRC Licensee Kevin Walters is Indefinitely Suspended for failing to show for his hearing on 5/3/2021. Mr. Walters will remain suspended until said hearing is held ( see DHRC ruling: 10.2.4.4).
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 5/9/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2019 Suspension End: 5/19/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Jesus M. Soto having been duly notified and represented by attorney Danial Marquez before the Board Of Stewards on May 8, 2021, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Clenbuterol (class 3-B penalty drug at the time of the positive test) found in test sample E305744 taken from the 1st place finisher “Kissin Coronas” following the 1st race, on March 1, 2019 at Sunland Park Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer, and confirmed by TVMDL. Aggravating Circumstances: Multiple Medication Violations Aggrivating Circumstances: The potential of the drug to influence a horse's racing performance.

This is Jesus M. Soto’s First 3-B medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1000.00) One Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before June 10, 2021, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses which has been satisfied from time served during summary suspension.
    3. The horse “Kissin Coronas”, is hereby disqualified from 1st Place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on March 1, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Jump an Shine
                    2. Dm Little B
                    3. Chicka Chicka
                    4. Fishin for Dough
                    5. Eyes on Eagle
                    6. Reddyforwhatido
                    7. Bigtyme
Unplaced “Kissin Coronas” 2. The horse Kissin Coronas passed a commission approved examination before entry on October 3, 2019.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.25.5.14 D (7) Protests, Objections, and Inquiries15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) 15.2.5.13 E (4) (d) Disqualification and purse distribution.

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. Last day for appeal: May 20, 2021.

Name: COREDARELTON J BENN Ruling Date: 5/9/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-18 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey Cordarelton J. Benn, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 9 , 2021, for excessive use of whip, while aboard “JM Mona Lisa in the 1st Race May 8 , 2021 at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Cordarelton J. Benn, a fine in the amount of Five Hundred dollars, ($500.00). This fine is to be paid on or before June 8, 2021 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(A) Use of riding crops. Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting his or her best efforts to win. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check, money order." The last day to file an appeal is May 19, 2021

Name: PATRICK G SHEPHERD Ruling Date: 5/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-80 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Shepherd issued a check to the OSRC for a 2021 license and the check was returned for Not Sufficient Funds. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(6) 12-99 The fine has been paid.
Name: TEESHA D SYMES Ruling Date: 5/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-79 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/8/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ms. Symes is hereby suspended until she pays the fine ($100.00) per ruling NFLD-2021-064 at Northfield Park. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36 17-99
Name: AMANDA M MILLS Ruling Date: 5/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-81 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ms. Mills was late to the paddock with #8 Love Tap Hanover in race 3 on 4/28/21 causing the horse to be scratched by the judges. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50 14-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 5/18/21 you shall be suspended and your license may be revoked by the commission.
Name: ELLIOT J BACHICHA Ruling Date: 5/8/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-17 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Elliot Bachicha, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 8, 2021, for excessive use of whip, while aboard “Sli Mister Maverick” in the 1st Race May 2, 2021 at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Elliot Bachicha, a fine in the amount of Five Hundred dollars, ($500.00). This fine is to be paid on or before June 7, 2021 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(A) Use of riding crops. Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting his or her best efforts to win. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check, money order." The last day to file an appeal is May 18, 2021

Name: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 5/8/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-16 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Adrian Ramos, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 8, 2021, for excessive use of whip, while aboard “Daddys Beats” in the 1st Race May 7, 2021 at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Adrian Ramos, a fine in the amount of Five Hundred dollars, ($500.00). This fine is to be paid on or before June 7, 2021 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(A) Use of riding crops. Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting his or her best efforts to win. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check, money order." The last day to file an appeal is May 18, 2021

Name: KEVIN ANDREW LEWIS Ruling Date: 5/7/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-14 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Assistant Starter’s License # 299559 issued to Kevin Lewis is herby rescinded without prejudice as he has appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 7, 2021, and stated that he no longer works in that capacity.

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

Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 5/7/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-13 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Hector Aldrete, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 7, 2021, for excessive use of whip, while aboard “Luv Struck” in the 3d Race May 2, 2021 at Sunray Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Hector Aldrete, a fine in the amount of Five Hundred dollars, ($500.00). This fine is to be paid on or before June 6, 2021 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(A) Use of riding crops. Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting his or her best efforts to win. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check, money order." The last day to file an appeal is May 17, 2021

Name: AMANDA VANPELT Ruling Date: 5/7/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-15 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pari-Mutuel employee, Amanda J. VanPelt’s racing license is denied for failure to disclose her complete criminal history. This crimiminal history includes money matters that would preclude her from jobs that involve the handling of cash , in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), which came before the Board of Stewards on May 7th, 2021, at SunRay Park,.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Amanda J VanPelt a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately May 7th , 2021, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. During said time of suspension Amanda J. VanPelt 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)(d) GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY MEASURES The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application; 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(F) CONDUCT The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(g) STEWARDS AUTHORITY The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) REFER TO THE COMMISSION The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter 16.47.1.8(L)(2) Written Notice Of Suspension Or Revocation To Licensee And Other Jurisdictions 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 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: AMANDA VANPELT Ruling Date: 5/10/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-15-MOD Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2021-SRP-15 - Modified Ruling Spelling only Pari-Mutuel employee, Amanda J. VanPelt’s racing license is denied for failure to disclose her complete criminal history. This criminal history includes money matters that would preclude her from jobs that involve the handling of cash , in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), which came before the Board of Stewards on May 7th, 2021, at SunRay Park,.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Amanda J VanPelt a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately May 7th , 2021, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. During said time of suspension Amanda J. VanPelt 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)(d) GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY MEASURES The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application; 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(F) CONDUCT The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(g) STEWARDS AUTHORITY The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) REFER TO THE COMMISSION The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter 16.47.1.8(L)(2) Written Notice Of Suspension Or Revocation To Licensee And Other Jurisdictions 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 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.."

Name: JONATHAN JAVIER OCASIO Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21113PP 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. APPRENTICE JOCKEY, JONATHAN JAVIER OCASIO, PETITIONED THE STEWARDS FOR AN EXTENSION OF HIS APPRENTICE JOCKEY CERTIFICATE AND PRESENTED THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION SHOWING PROOF OF BEING UNABLE TO RIDE. JONATHAN JAVIER OCASIO'S APPRENTICE JOCKEY ALLOWANCE WAS TO EXPIRE ON FEBRUARY 13, 2021. HAVING BEEN GRANTED AN ADDITIONAL 107 CALENDAR DAYS, HIS APPRENTICE ALLOWANCE IS EXTENDED THRU AND INCLUDING MAY 31, 2021 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 305.277. SECTION 305.277. Applications for extensions. If an apprentice jockey is unable to ride for a period of 5 consecutive days or more after the date of the apprentice jockey's fifth winning mount because of restriction of racing, service in National armed forces, physical disablement or illness, or enrollment and attendance in an institution of secondary or higher education, the Commission may, upon the submission of appropriate documentation, extend the time during which the apprentice weight allowance may be claimed. 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, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: Wayne A Christopher Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-73 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Christopher failed to honor the declarations of #7 Red Dog Ryan in race 5 and #5 Dont Tell Rusty in race 7 on 5/2/21. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30 15-99 The fine has been paid.
Name: John I Hochstetler Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-78 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Hochstetler made a late driver change on #4 Box Cars in race 2 on 5/5/21. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30 15-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 5/16/21 you shall be suspended and you license may be revoked by the commission.
Name: RONNIE H WRENN Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-75 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #6 Meadowbrook Lady in race 1 on 5/1/21 he came down at the 3/4 pole and interfered with #2 Banana Rama. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11 17-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 5/16/21 you shall be suspended and your license may be revoked by the commission.
Name: WILLIAM RHOADES Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-77 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Rhoades made a late driver change on #4 Papa Cheez in race 6 on 5/4/21. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30 15-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 5/16/21 you shall be suspended and your license may be revoked by the commission.
Name: DONALD S SHERMAN Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-74 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 Ubanji in race 4 on 5/1/21 he did strike a wheel before the quarter. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11 17-99 The fine has been paid.
Name: LUKE C EBERSOLE Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-76 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 Tobins Secret in race 6 on 5/1/21 he did drive inside the pylons at the top of the stretch. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53 14-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 5/16/21 you shall be suspended and you license may be revoked by the commission.
Name: JACKIE G SMITH Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21086PN Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing. FREE EXERCISE/TRACK EMPLOYEE JACKIE G. SMITH , WAS TO ATTEND A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MAY 6, 2021. HAVING FAILED TO ATTEND THE HEARING IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE SECTION 179.25 (d), THE TRACK EMPLOYEE AND FREE EXERCISE LICENSES OF JACKIE G. SMITH ARE HEREBY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE MAY 6 , 2021 PENDING APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT THE RE-SCHEDULED HEARING MAY 13, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M.. SECTION 179.25. Notice required. (d) The failure of the summoned person to appear, after proper notice, shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Judges or Stewards and the Judges or Stewards shall issue a ruling as a default. The Judges or Stewards may impose an additional fine or suspension to the person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, JACKIE G. SMITH IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS OF ALL PENNSYLVANIA RACING JURISDICTIONS. 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, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: BRETT THOMAS SANTANGELO Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21087PN Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing. OWNER BRETT SANTANGELO , WAS TO ATTEND A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MAY 6, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M.. HAVING FAILED TO ATTEND THE HEARING IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE SECTION 179.25 (d), THE OWNERS LICENSE OF BRETT SANTANGELO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE MAY 6 , 2021 PENDING APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT THE RE-SCHEDULED HEARING MAY 13, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M.. SECTION 179.25. Notice required. (d) The failure of the summoned person to appear, after proper notice, shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Judges or Stewards and the Judges or Stewards shall issue a ruling as a default. The Judges or Stewards may impose an additional fine or suspension to the person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, BRETT SANTANGELO IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS OF ALL PENNSYLVANIA RACING JURISDICTIONS. 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, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: EDWIN C STOPHERD Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21088PN Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing. OWNER/TRAINER EDWIN STOPHERD , WAS TO ATTEND A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MAY 6, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M. . HAVING FAILED TO ATTEND THE HEARING IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE SECTION 179.25 (d), THE OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE OF EDWIN STOPHERD IS HEREBY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE MAY 6, 2021 , 2021 PENDING APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT THE RE-SCHEDULED HEARING ON MAY 13, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M.. SECTION 179.25. Notice required. (d) The failure of the summoned person to appear, after proper notice, shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Judges or Stewards and the Judges or Stewards shall issue a ruling as a default. The Judges or Stewards may impose an additional fine or suspension to the person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, EDWIN STOPHERD IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS OF ALL PENNSYLVANIA RACING JURISDICTIONS. 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, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: ANGEL ALCIRO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 5/7/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21115PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. JOCKEY, ANGEL ALCIRO CASTILLO, IS FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, ($500.00) FOR FAILING TO USE THE RIDING CROP IN AN APPROPRIATE AND PROPORTIONATE MANNER WHILE ABOARD THE HORSE BIG BAD BUD DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 5TH RACE ON MAY 5, 2021 IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.291 (d). & 185.2 SECTION 305.291. Use of a riding crop. (d) The riding crop shall be used during a race for safety, correction and encouragement of the horse in an appropriate, proportionate, and professional manner, taking into account the rules of racing herein. The stimulus provided by the use of the riding crop shall be monitored by the Stewards at all times so as not to compromise the health, safety and welfare of the horse. SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. FINE DUE MAY 17, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 18, 2021 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, QUALIFICATIONS, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: JORGE A VARGAS Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21089PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. MISUSE OF THE CROP (FAILING TO USE THE RIDING CROP IN AN APPROPRIATE AND PROPORTIONATE MANNER) WHILE ABOARD THE HORSE OCCHI D'ORO DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 5TH RACE, MAY 5 , 2021 IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.291 (d), 305.293, 185.2, 305.32, 305.33, 179.22 AND 179.23. SECTION 305.291. Use of a riding crop. (d) The riding crop shall be used during a race for safety, correction and encouragement of the horse in an appropriate, proportionate, and professional manner, taking into account the rules of racing herein. The stimulus provided by the use of the riding crop shall be monitored by the Stewards at all times so as not to compromise the health, safety and welfare of the horse. SECTION 305.293. Prohibition. (a) Prohibited use of the riding crop includes but is not limited to striking a horse: (1) On the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; (2) During the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; (3) Excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; (4) When the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; (5) Persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or (6) Striking another rider or horse. (b) After the race, horses will be subject to inspection by a racing or official Veterinarian looking for cuts, welts or bruises in the skin. Any adverse findings shall be reported to the Stewards. (c) The giving of instructions by any licensee that if obeyed would lead to a violation of this rule may result in disciplinary action also being taken against the licensee who gave these instructions. SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). FINE DUE MAY 16, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 26, 2021. 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, QUALIFICATIONS, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: JORGE A VARGAS Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21090PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. MISUSE OF THE CROP (FAILING TO USE THE RIDING CROP IN AN APPROPRIATE AND PROPORTIONATE MANNER) WHILE ABOARD THE HORSE FOUR OF SWORDS DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 10TH RACE, MAY 5 , 2021 IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.291 (d), 305.293, 185.2, 305.32, 305.33, 179.22 AND 179.23. SECTION 305.291. Use of a riding crop. (d) The riding crop shall be used during a race for safety, correction and encouragement of the horse in an appropriate, proportionate, and professional manner, taking into account the rules of racing herein. The stimulus provided by the use of the riding crop shall be monitored by the Stewards at all times so as not to compromise the health, safety and welfare of the horse. SECTION 305.293. Prohibition. (a) Prohibited use of the riding crop includes but is not limited to striking a horse: (1) On the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; (2) During the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; (3) Excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; (4) When the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; (5) Persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or (6) Striking another rider or horse. (b) After the race, horses will be subject to inspection by a racing or official Veterinarian looking for cuts, welts or bruises in the skin. Any adverse findings shall be reported to the Stewards. (c) The giving of instructions by any licensee that if obeyed would lead to a violation of this rule may result in disciplinary action also being taken against the licensee who gave these instructions. SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE MAY 16, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 26, 2021. 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, QUALIFICATIONS, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: BARTON W DALIOUS Ruling Date: 5/5/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-06-21 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Barton Dalious is fined $200 for Hooking Wheels (INT2) while driving FOXBRIAR ROMEO in the 12th race on 5/3/21 at Harrington Raceway (see DHRC ruling: 7.6.13.1.9). FOXBRIAR ROMEO finished 4th but was placed 8th. All fines to be paid within 10 days of receipt of ruling.
Name: WENDELL LEE MATT Ruling Date: 5/4/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP059 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/5/2021 Suspension End: 5/19/2021
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Owner/Trainer Wendell Lee Matt (ADG #11427) is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00) and suspended FIFTEEN CALENDAR DAYS, (15) (May 5, 2021, through May 19, 2021, inclusive), after receipt of an affidavit from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood/urine sample #E373846 taken from the horse "RIVER JUMPER", first (1st) place finisher in the sixth (6th) race on March 17, 2021, at Turf Paradise was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class II foreign substance HYDROXYLIDOCAINE at a concentration of approximately 45pg/mL (+/- 4pg/mL). In addition an affidavit was received from Analytical Toxicology Lab of Ohio confirming the split sample was positive for the Class II foreign substance HYDROXYLIDOCAINE at a concentration of 66.1 pg/mL (+/- 0.4pg/mL).

The horse "RIVER JUMPER", first (1st) place finisher in the sixth (6th) race on March 17 2021, shall be disqualified and declared unplaced.

The official order of finish is as follows:

1. (#3) MOUNTAIN PASS 6. (#6) LOVE LYRIC 2. (#7) SWEET SASSAFRASSY 7. (#8) DOILLYS GOLD 3. (#5) CURRENTLYMYPROBLEM UNPLACED (#4) RIVER JUMPER 4. (#2) YATAHEY 5. (#1) SHE'SEVERSOCLEVER

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

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by May 15, 2021, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning May 16, 2021, through and inclusive of November 12, 2021, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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

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

Name: John Joseph Sgavicchio Ruling Date: 5/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 08-2021 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/26/2021 Suspension End: 6/9/2021
Ruling Text: May 03, 2021

Stewards Ruling 08-2021

Acting on a report from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. the official testing laboratory for the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission in 2020, that blood sample 27803 had exceeded the level of detection for "Caffeine", a violation of D.T.R.C. Rule 15.3.1 and 15.18 which establishes a threshold at the level of detection in blood. The Stewards at Delaware Park determined that blood sample 27803 was obtained from "Pride Leader", First (1) place finisher of the third (3) race on September 21, 2020. The trainer of record for "Pride Leader" was John Sgavicchio. Trainer John Sgavicchio was notified of the results of the test on "Pride Leader". Trainer John Sgavicchio then availed his right to a split sample to UIC Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory in Chicago, Il. Sample 27803 detected “Caffeine” in blood. Trainer John Sgavicchio then “Waived” his right to a hearing, in the matter and agreed to the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as approved by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission in D.T.R.C. Rule 15.18 Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following: John Sgavicchio was the trainer of record for "Pride Leader" on September 21, 2020 at the time "Caffeine" was found in the blood sample provided by "Pride Leader" following the third race. UIC Analytical Forenic Testing Laboratory in Chicago, Il. detected “Caffeine” in blood sample 27803.

The report from Truesdail Laboratories, the primary laboratory of the D.T.R.C. reported that blood sample 27803 had exceeded the level of detection for “Caffeine” in the blood of "Pride Leader".

Pursuant to D.T.R.C. Rule 7.3.1, 7.3.6 and 15.3.2. A registered Trainer shall bear primary responsibility for the proper care, health, training condition, safety and protection against administration of prohibited drugs or medication of horses in his charge. The Stewards FIND Mr. Sgavicchio in Violation of D.T.R.C. Rule 15.18 for exceeding the level of detection in blood for "Caffeine” in "Pride Leader" in the third (3) race on September 21, 2020. "Caffeine" is a class "2" drug with a “B” penalty which has been established by the Uniform Classification Guideline for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule. Pursuant to the Guidelines noted above and the rules of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following: Trainer John Sgavicchio is fined $500 and Suspended 15 days, May 26, 2021 through and including June 9, 2021. “Pride Leader" is disqualified from first place for the purpose of receiving purse money. Owner Royal Stables LLC (John Sgavicchio and Jules Sgavicchio) is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by " Pride Leader" in that race to the Horseman's Bookkeeper, the purse money is to be redistributed as followed:

    1. 1. #4 Alin Azul
    2. #3 Broad Storm
    3. #2 No Sniveling
    4. #9 Ocean Delight
    5. #6 Shrew Meaning
    6. #7 So Who’s Back
    7. #8 Rooney
    8. #5 Paz the Wine
    9. #12 Lively Kitten
    10. #11 Sundrenched

Under D.T.R.C. Rule 15.19, points are assigned to medication violations and Mr. Sgavicchio is being assigned 4 penalty points for the Caffeine violation. This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs for this race.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly.

Name: FRANCISCO ALBERTO AMPARAN Ruling Date: 5/2/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-11 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/10/2021 Suspension End: 5/16/2021
Ruling Text:

Jockey, Francisco Amparan, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards May 2nd, 2021 for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on May1st, 2021at SunRay Park while aboard #2“Talkaboutnavarone” which resulted in his disqualification from first (1st) to second (2nd) place for drifting out nearly clipping heels with number five(5). This caused the #5 to pull out, but came back and ran second (2nd). For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Francisco Amparan a suspension of 7 race days (May 10th thru May 16th , 2021, Francisco Amparan is allowed to ride designated races.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.”

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order ."The last day to file an appeal is May12, 2021.

Name: JUAN M GUTIERREZ-QUINTANA Ruling Date: 4/28/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP056 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Trainer Juan M. Gutierrez-Quintana (ADG #11564) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00) for failing to honor the entry of the horse "ME" for the tenth (10th) race on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Turf Paradise Race Course resulting in a late scratch.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by May 8, 2021, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning May 9, 2021, through and inclusive of November 5, 2021, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-109(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: Stanley T Earle Ruling Date: 4/27/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 06-2021 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: April 27, 2021

Stewards Ruling 06-2021

Hot Walker Stanley T. Earle DOB: 12/14/1965, RCI ID: 2225010. For falsifying his license application (Extensive Criminal Charges). The Hot Walkers license of Mr. Earle has been “Revoked”. Mr. Earle is in violation of DTRC Rule # 2.5.1.3 Falsification, misrepresentation, or omission of required information in the application submitted to the Commission. Rule # 2.5.1.20 Past or contemplated conduct or utterance which, does or may adversely affect, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and whether in fact or only seemingly, the public's confidence in the reputation Thoroughbred racing heretofore has enjoyed in Delaware for stringent adherence to uncompromising standards of honesty, integrity and propriety and Rule # 3.4.1.3. Stewards Duties. To suspend or revoke the registration or permit of a participant in racing, or eject or exclude from Licensee's grounds or any part thereof any person, whether a registrant or permittee or not, upon reasonable belief that a violation of these Rules has or is about to occur.

Name: Susan Marie Barlow Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 3-2021 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: April 16, 2021

Stewards Ruling 03-2020

Narrative: The Assistant Trainer License for Susan Marie Barlow is rescinded in lieu of a Delaware Park Employee license.

Name: DANIEL CESAR VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/4/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21085PN Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse. HORSE SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS 6TH RACE, APRIL 16, 2021 Horse SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS was found not to be eligible for the 6TH race, APRIL 16, 2021 due to horse still being in jail at PARX for 60 days from day of claim. Accordingly, the horse SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS is disqualified from 7TH place (FINISHED LAST) purse money in the 6TH race, APRIL 16, 2021 pursuant to 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.243, 305.33 (g), 305.32, 305.33, 179.22 AND 179.23. SECTION 305.243. Ineligible horses. (a) A horse is ineligible to start in a race within this Commonwealth if: (1) It is not stabled on the grounds of the licensed racing entity or present by the time established by the Commission; (2) Its breed registration certificate is not on file with the racing secretary or horse identifier (unless the racing secretary has submitted the certificate to the appropriate breed registry for correction). The Stewards may waive these requirements if the information contained on the registration certificate is otherwise available and the horse is otherwise correctly identified to the Stewards' satisfaction; (3) It is not fully identified and is tattooed on the inside of the upper lip, is microchipped with a unique microchip (ISO 11784), freeze brand or identified by any other method approved by the appropriate breed registry and the Commission; (4) It has been fraudulently entered or raced in any jurisdiction under a different name, with an altered registration certificate or altered lip tattoo, microchip ISO 11784, freeze brand or other identification method approved by the appropriate breed registry and the Commission; (5) It is wholly or partially owned by or is under the direct or indirect training or management of a person who for any reason is ineligible to be licensed to participate in this jurisdiction; (6) It is wholly or partially owned by or is under the direct or indirect management of the spouse of a person who for any reason is ineligible to be licensed or to participate in this jurisdiction; (7) The stakes or entrance money for the horse has not been paid, in accordance with the conditions of the race; (8) Its name appears on the Starter's List, Stewards' List or Veterinarian's List except when an unforeseen administrative issue occurs in removing the horse from the Veterinarian's List of another racing jurisdiction; (9) It is a first-time Starter and has not been approved to start by the Starter; (10) It is owned in whole or in part by an undisclosed person or interest; (11) It lacks sufficient official published workouts or race past performances; (12) It has been entered in a stakes race and has subsequently been transferred with its engagements, unless the racing secretary has been notified prior to the start; (13) It is subject to a lien which has not been approved by the Stewards and filed with the horsemen's bookkeeper; (14) It is subject to a lease not filed with the Stewards; (15) It is not in sound racing condition; (16) It has had a surgical neurectomy performed on a heel nerve, which has not been approved by the Commission Veterinarian; (17) It has been trachea tubed to artificially assist breathing; (18) It has been blocked with alcohol or otherwise drugged or surgically denerved to desensitize the nerves above the ankle; (19) It has impaired eyesight in both eyes; (20) It is barred or suspended in any other recognized racing jurisdiction; (21) It does not meet the eligibility conditions of the race; (22) Its owner or lessor is in arrears for any stakes fees, except with approval of the racing secretary; (23) Its owners, lessors or trainer have not completed the licensing or affidavit procedures as required by the Commission; (24) It is by an unknown sire or out of an unknown mare; (25) There is no current negative test certificate for Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins or EIA) attached to its breed registration certificate or proof of a negative test certificate is not otherwise available if the Stewards have waived the requirement of a registration certificate; or (26) It has shoes (racing plates) which have toe grabs with a height greater than 2 millimeters (0.07874 inches), bends, jars, caulks, stickers or any other traction device on the front hooves while racing or training on all racing surfaces. SECTION 305.33. Disciplinary action. (g) Purses, prizes, awards, and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish. SECTION 305.32. Power of the Stewards. SECTION 305.33. Disciplinary action. SECTION 179.22. General Power of the Judges and Stewards. SECTION 179.23. Jurisdiction of Judges and Stewards. This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 6TH race, APRIL 16, 2021. 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, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: CLOVIS A CRANE Ruling Date: 5/4/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21084PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE BLUE SPARKLE 8TH RACE, APRIL 9, 2021 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #370424 C,F taken from the horse BLUE SPARKLE who finished 5TH in the 8TH race, APRIL 9, 2021 tested positive for PHENYLBUTAZONE IN THE QUANTITY OF 2.070 UG/ML. Trainer CLOVIS CRANE waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus, based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found in VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 173.11, 401.2 (A)(1). 401.3, 403.13 (1) (i) (e), AND 401.24. Accordingly, the horse BLUE SPARKLE is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to 7 PA Code, Section 401.3 AND 305.33, The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 8TH race, APRIL 9, 2021, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- HOLD ON LILY 2nd- KIRK'S GIRL 3rd- ALLEYESFOLLOWBELLE 4th- TEXAS TUDY 5th- PLACID This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 8TH race, APRIL 9, 2021. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 173.11 Adoption of National Standards SECTION 401.2. General provisions. (a) The purpose of this chapter is to protect the integrity of horse racing, to ensure the health and welfare of the horse and to protect the interests of the betting public and racing participants through the prohibition, strict control and detection of drugs, medications, foreign substances to the untreated horse and the regulation of devices for the administration of those substances. In this context: (1) A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the untreated horse, except as otherwise provided. SECTION 401.3. Restrictions; prima facie evidence. (a) General Rule. A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the natural horse, except as provided in § 401.4 (relating to substances of therapeutic value). (b) The detection and confirmation by the Commission's Testing Laboratory of a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other foreign substance in a test sample of a horse shall be prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or other foreign substance was administered to the horse 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 the trainer's agents responsible for the care, custody or control of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. (c) The determination by the Standardbred or Thoroughbred Bureau Directors, based upon a finding by the Commission Testing Laboratory of a foreign substance or an approved therapeutic substance above the established level in violation of this chapter, may be declared an overage or positive test and may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards, except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 403.13. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ARCI NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG RULE (NSAID): PHENYLBUTAZONE THRESHOLD O.3 MG/ML 48 HOURS OUT. SECTION 401.24. Primary sample collection. (a) The collection of blood, urine or other biological samples shall be done in accordance with the Commission's established procedures or other National guidelines or procedures approved by the Commission. In every event, ‘‘primary'' and ‘‘split'' portions of a sample shall always be taken at the same time and shall be of the same substance. (b) Any combination or sufficient quantity of blood, urine or other biological samples, as determined by the Commission Veterinarian or the Commission, may be used by the Commission testing laboratory for purposes of testing for prohibited substances under this chapter. The election by the Commission testing laboratory to use one form of biological sample shall not be a basis to challenge the detection and confirmation of a prohibited substance in the tested horse. SECTION 305.33. Disciplinary action. (g) Purses, prizes, awards, and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish. 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, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: MARLIN E ZIPP Ruling Date: 4/7/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 01-2021 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: April 07, 2021

Stewards Ruling DEL 01-2021

Narrative: The Assistant Trainer license for Marlin Zipp is rescinded in lieu of a Delaware Park Employee license.

Name: MARION BRUNO HUFF Ruling Date: 5/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21114PP Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. VENDOR EMPLOYEE MARION BRUNO HUFF III FALSIFIED HIS LICENSE APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD) IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE SECTION 185.8 (a). THEREFORE, THE VENDOR EMPLOYEE LICENSE OF MARION BRUNO HUFF III IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR THE DURATION OF HIS CURRENT LICENSE (10/30/23) FOR BEING IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE, SECTION 185.8 (a). DURING THIS SUSPENSION VENDOR EMPLOYEE MARION BRUNO HUFF III IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. SECTION 185.8. License application process. (a) An applicant shall submit the appropriate occupational license application and shall agree to be fingerprinted, as may be required by the Commission and provide complete, accurate and truthful disclosure on the application. Based upon the submission of the application, the Commission or its staff shall conduct the appropriate investigation of all criminal and employment records. 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, 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 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 2/16/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-36 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Juan C. Gonzalez; having been duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on February 16, 2021, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Methocarbamol (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E412418 taken from the 1st place finisherFireball Flash” following the 3rd race, on December 15 2020, at Zia Park..

The original lab report indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 6.25ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed at 8.7 ng/ml in the blood.

Ramon G. Alvarez and Dan S. Delaney are the owners of record for horse “Fireball Flash

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

    1. A ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before March 18, 2021, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. In addition, because Juan C. Gonzalez has accumulated 4 points prior to this ruling and 1/2 point in connection with this ruling for a current total of 4 ½ points, under the multiple medication violation point system.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, or money order. Last day for appeal: February 27, 2021.

Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 2/2/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-29 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/2/2021 Suspension End: 4/23/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer: Juan D. Torres having been duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on February 2, 2021, concerning a court judgment for an outstanding financial obligation to Southwestern Racetrack Associates as stated in the 12th Judicial District Court, in the amount of $1,386.56 in damages plus Attorney’s fees and costs. The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Juan D. Torres be suspended immediately February 2, 2021. Juan D. Torres is deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that judgment is satisfied.

Licensee is found in Violation of: 16.47.1.8 I (1) and (2)NMAC: Grounds For Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License 16.47.1.8 (I): Financial Responsibility

This ruling in written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (J)– CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non appearance of a summoned party 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. Last date for appeal February 12, 2021

Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 4/23/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-29-FO Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/2/2021 Suspension End: 4/23/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2021-ZIA-29 - Ruling Final Outcome

Financial oblication cleared by court

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. Last date for appeal May3, 2021

Name: Robert A Baffert Ruling Date: 1/30/2021
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #21-0015 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Robert A. Baffert (D.O.B. 1/13/1953)

Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at UIC Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory, sample number E377808 taken from GAMINE, who finished third in the twelfth race at Churchill Downs on September 4, 2020 contained betamethasone in blood (Class C drug). After waiving his right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards, Robert A. Baffert is hereby fined ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED ($1,500.00) DOLLARS. GAMINE is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, the licensee is required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject the licensee to a summary suspension of license pursuant to 810 KAR 3:020 Section 15 (cc).

810 KAR 4:100 Section 3, subsections (1) and (2)(d) 810 KAR 4:010 Section 10, subsection (4) 810 KAR 4:060 Section (6)(7) 810 KAR 8:010 Section 2 810 KAR 8:010 Section 15, subsection (2)(3) 810 KAR 8:030, Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(b)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: KEITH L CLARK Ruling Date: 11/21/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2020-CM-H#85 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

did violate HORSE RACING ALBERTA Directive 168-2020, Rule 458-2(1)(b); excessive action, which is characterized by unreasonable quality or degree, including using the whip continuously and/or without allowing the horse time to respond, while driving #4 "NORTHERN TITAN" in Race # 1, Monday, November 16, 2020. (Repeat Offence).

Name: ISAAC N SMITH Ruling Date: 11/4/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 122-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/4/2020 Suspension End: 11/13/2020
Ruling Text: November 04, 2020

Stewards Ruling 122-2020

Owner Isaac N Smith, DOB: 03/14/1961, RCI ID: 2189025, is suspended for failing to fulfill his license application requirements as required by the D.T.R.C. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.6 and 3.4.1.3 (Stewards Duties).

Name: ISAAC N SMITH Ruling Date: 11/13/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 122-2020-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/4/2020 Suspension End: 11/13/2020
Ruling Text: November 13, 2020

RE: Stewards ruling 122-2020 - Restored to Good Standing

(Amendment): After fulfilling his license requirements, Owner Isaac N Smith is restored to good standings.

Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 10/6/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2020-ZIA-11 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/28/2021 Suspension End: 4/30/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer: Juan M. Gonzalez having been duly notified and waived his 10 day notice and hearing, before the Board Of Stewards on October 5, 2020 regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Furosemide (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E397520 taken from the scratched at the gate horse “Rt Steelbender” following the 3rd race, on September 13, 2020, at Albuquerque Downs.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Furosemide at 412 ug/ml +/- 11 ug/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Furosemide is 100 ug/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer, and declined.

Joe Riosis the owner of record for horse “Rt Steelbender”

This is Juan M. Gonzalez 1st Class 4C-Minor medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($500.00) Five Hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before Nov 6, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Per 15.2.6.9 (O) Multiple Medication Violations (MMV):
A trainer who receives a penalty for a medication violation based upon a horse testing positive for a class 1-5 medication with penalty class A-C, as provided in the version of the ARCI "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances" listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, or similar state regulatory guidelines, shall be assigned points as follows: 1 point.

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

Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check,. LAST DAY TO APPEAL, May 16, 2020

Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 1/28/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2020-ZIA-11-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/28/2021 Suspension End: 4/30/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-ZIA-11 - Failure to Comply

Failure to pay fine.

Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2020-ZIA-11-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/28/2021 Suspension End: 4/30/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-ZIA-11 - Restored to Good Standing

FINE PAID

Name: Kevin Omar Mendez Cruz Ruling Date: 10/1/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 100-2020 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/17/2020 Suspension End: 5/10/2021
Ruling Text: October 1, 2020

Stewards Ruling 100-2020

Jockey Kevin Mendez DOB: 06/17/1994, RCI ID: 2088675 is fined $500 for Excessive use of a Riding Crop during the running of the fifth (5) race aboard Dude’s Secret at Delaware Park on September 28, 2020. A violation of DTRC Rule # 14.18.2.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly.

Name: Kevin Omar Mendez Cruz Ruling Date: 10/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 100-2020-FTC Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/17/2020 Suspension End: 5/10/2021
Ruling Text: October 17, 2020

RE: Stewards Ruling DEL 100-2020 - Failure to Comply

(Amendment): FAILURE TO PAY FINE After failing to pay a fine of $500 from a Delaware rule violation from September 28, 2020, Jockey Kevin Mendez is suspended until said fine is paid, a violation of D.T.R.C. Rule 3.4.1.15.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly.

Name: Kevin Omar Mendez Cruz Ruling Date: 5/10/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 100-2020-REST Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/17/2020 Suspension End: 5/10/2021
Ruling Text: May 10, 2021

Stewards Ruling 13-2021

RE: DEL 100-2020 - Restored to Good Standing

Jockey Kevin Mendez DOB: 06/17/1994, RCI ID # 2088675. For paying his fine of $500 plus interest. Refer to DTRC Ruling 100-2020 and 100A-2020, dated on September 28, 2020 and October 1, 2020, Jockey Kevin Mendez is restored to good standings.

Name: CESAR RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 9/23/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 93-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: September 23, 2020

Stewards Ruling 93-2020

The Assistant Trainers license for Cesar A. Rodriguez is rescinded without prejudice in lieu of a Trainer license.

Name: Nasib Rahim Ruling Date: 9/7/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 82-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: September 7, 2020

Stewards Ruling 82-2020

The Trainer license for Nasib Rahim is rescinded without prejudice, Mr. Rahim retains his Owners license.

Name: KERRY NOVAK Ruling Date: 9/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 80-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/5/2020 Suspension End: 9/14/2020
Ruling Text: September 5, 2020

Stewards Ruling 80-2020

Owner Kerry Novak DOB: 02/02/1972, RCI ID: 1881341, is suspended for failing to fulfill her license application requirements as required by the D.T.R.C. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.6 and 3.4.1.3 (Stewards Duties).

Name: KERRY NOVAK Ruling Date: 9/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 80-2020-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/5/2020 Suspension End: 9/14/2020
Ruling Text: September 14, 2020

Stewards Ruling: DEL 80-2020 - Restored to Good Standing

(Amendment): Owner Kerry Novak, after fulfilling her license requirement is restored to good standings.

Name: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 9/2/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2020-DAA-27 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Adrian A. Ramos, was duly notified and sent a representative before the Board of Stewards on September 2, 2020. The hearing was in regard to Adrian A. Ramos' excessive use of the whip on his mount “Taking the Stage” during the running of the 5th race on August 30, 2020, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Adrian A. Ramos in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 1, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 16.47.1.8(U)(2)PROTECTION OF HORSES No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures

Name: Leonardo Tellez Solis Ruling Date: 8/29/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 69-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 29, 2020

Stewards Ruling 69-2020

The Groom’s license for Leonardo Tellez Solis is rescinded without prejudice, as he no longer works in any capacity.

Failure to pay the assessed fine by the due date may result in a suspension of license. Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly.

Name: ALLEN N PAPP Ruling Date: 7/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 37-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/24/2020 Suspension End: 8/6/2020
Ruling Text: July 24, 2020

Stewards Ruling 37-2020

Owner Hillcrest Meadows Farm LLC(Allen Papp) DOB: 10/06/1951, RCI ID: 1844120, is suspended for failing to fulfill his license application requirements as required by the D.T.R.C. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.6 and 3.4.1.3 (Stewards Duties).

Name: ALLEN N PAPP Ruling Date: 8/6/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 37-2020-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/24/2020 Suspension End: 8/6/2020
Ruling Text: August 06, 2020

RE: DEL 37-2020 - Restored to Good Standing

(Amendment);

Owner Allen Papp, after fulfilling his license requirements is restored to good standings.

Name: ROBERT B LABANCA Ruling Date: 7/20/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL- 33-2020 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2020 Suspension End: 7/25/2020
Ruling Text:

July 20, 2020

Stewards Ruling 33-2020

Owner BB Horses (Robert LaBanca) DOB: 03/28/1971, RCI ID: 2046916, is suspended for failing to fulfill his license application requirements as required by the D.T.R.C. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.6 and 3.4.1.3 (Stewards Duties).

Name: ROBERT B LABANCA Ruling Date: 7/25/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL- 33-2020-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2020 Suspension End: 7/25/2020
Ruling Text: July 25, 2020

RE: DEL- 33-2020 - Restored to Good Standing-

(Amendment)

After fulfilling his license requirements, Owner Robert LaBanca is restored to good standings.

Name: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 6/8/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-RUI-16 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Adrian Ramos having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 23rd, 2020 for excessive use of the whip while aboard the # 4 "No Star Above" in the 14th race on May 22, 2020 at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards' hereby assessed Adrian Ramos a fine in tha amount of Five Hundred dollars ($ 500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 23rd, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1). Failure to pay fine within time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)Jockeys Notice of Hearing 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Kaitlin A Lutzen Ruling Date: 9/13/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 76-2019 DEL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: September 13, 2019

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(76-2019)

The Delaware Park Stewards have rescinded the exercise rider license of Kaitlin Lutzen, DOB: 01/26/1993, RCI ID: 2140947, pending further review. Ms. Lutzen retains her Pony Person and Groom licenses without prejudice. Refer to D.R.C. Rule 3.4.

Name: ADAN FUENTES Ruling Date: 8/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-143 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Adan Fuentes was duly notified and appeared, before the Board of Stewards on August 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Adan Fuentes use of disrespectful language towards Security officer Jim Figueroa on July 21, 2019 while on the grounds of Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Adan Fuentes in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 5, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.” 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ADAN FUENTES Ruling Date: 8/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-144 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Adan Fuentes was duly notified and appeared, before the Board of Stewards on August 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Adan Fuentes participating in a verbal altercation which resulted in a physical altercation while on the grounds of Ruidoso Downs Racetrack .

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

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

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.” 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ADAN FUENTES Ruling Date: 5/20/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-34 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Adan Fuentes failed (FIRST ATTEMPT) the written portion (NMRC rules section) of the New Mexico Trainers test on May 20, 2019. He is eligible to retake the Trainers test in 30 days, after June 19, 2019.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.10 (A)(2) TRAINERS: A. Eligibility: (2) Applicants not previously licensed as a trainer shall be qualified, as determined by the stewards or other commission designee, by reason of (b) Shall be required to pass a written examination, oral interviews with stewards and a regulatory veterinarian; and demonstrate practical skills. 16.47.1 NMAC 8 (d) Applicants failing the first written/oral examination must wait 30 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (e) Applicants failing the second written/oral examination must wait 60 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (f) Applicants failing the third written/oral examination must wait one year before retaking the trainer’s test. 16.47.1.10 (D)(2)Assistant trainers Qualifications for obtaining an assistant trainer's license shall be prescribed by the stewards and the commission may include those requirements prescribed in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of 16.47.1.10 NMAC. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: ALFONSO C RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 2/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-91 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Alfonso C. Rodriguez, was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, on February 17, 2019. The hearing was held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C Major) drug Methylprednisolone detected in the blood of horse “Wonderboy” (Test Sample #: E291381), who finished second in the 3rd race on December 28, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 292 ± 21 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2, Page 3).

Split sample rights a provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer.

Oscar Carrete is the trainer of record for horse, Wonderboy.

For Alfonso C. Rodriguez FIRST Class 4 Category C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period, 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Steward assess a penalty of :

    1. The horse “Wonderboy” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

2. The horse “Wonderboy” is hereby disqualified from Second Place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on December 28, 2018 at Sunland Park, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Blazin Prize Doc
        2. Tempting Dancer
        3. Ultimate Return
        4. Special Corona Stel
        5. Borger Boy
        6. Tellers Miss Okie
        7. Magic Lil Jesse
        8. Jess Bordeaux

Unplaced Wonderboy

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS 15.2.6.9 (A): 15.2.3.8 B(1) (3)(a)(f)(g)(j) Stewards Disciplinary Action/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES Redistribution of Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.”

Name: JEFFREY S ENGLEHART Ruling Date: 11/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 100-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: November 1, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(100-2018)

On October 30, 2018, owner/trainer Jeffrey Englehart, DOB: 08/20/1990, RCI ID: 1487642, participated telephonically in a hearing concerning claiming irregularities in the second race at Delaware Park on July 11, 2018. After considering the evidence and hearing all testimony, the Stewards determined that the horsemen’s bookkeeper received funds electronically from Mr. Englehart, who was ineligible to claim at Delaware Park. At the request of Mr. Englehart, the funds were transferred to the account of owner/trainer Wayne Potts who claimed a horse on behalf of Mr. Englehart. Jeffrey Englehart is hereby fined the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) and suspended thirty (30) days, from Friday, November 9, 2018 through and including Saturday, December 8, 2018, for involvement in prohibited claiming practices. In addition, the horse, “Sky Chaparral” shall remain on the Stewards list and be ineligible to race from Thursday, November 1, 2018 through and including Saturday, December 8, 2018. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.3.1, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.3, 3.4.1.4, 3.4.1.7, 3.4.1.15, 13.13, and 13.13.4. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. . (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: JEFFREY S ENGLEHART Ruling Date: 11/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 100-2018 DEL-ASUB Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 100-2018 DEL - Appeal Submitted
Name: JEFFREY S ENGLEHART Ruling Date: 11/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 100-2018 DEL-AWD Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 100-2018 DEL - Appeal Withdrawn
Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 11/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 101-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/22/2019 Suspension End: 7/26/2019
Ruling Text: November 1, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(101-2018)

On October 30, 2018, owner/trainer Wayne Potts, DOB: 12/23/1980, RCI ID: 1960872, participated telephonically in a hearing concerning claiming irregularities in the second race at Delaware Park on July 11, 2018. Mr. Potts also appeared for a hearing concerning this matter on October 12, 2018. After considering the evidence and hearing all testimony, the Stewards determined that the horsemen’s bookkeeper received funds electronically from owner/trainer Jeffery Englehart, who was ineligible to claim at Delaware Park. At the request of Mr. Englehart, the funds were transferred to the account of Mr. Potts who claimed a horse on behalf of the ineligible owner/trainer. Wayne Potts is hereby fined the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) and suspended thirty (30) days, from Friday, November 9, 2018 through and including Saturday, December 8, 2018, for involvement in prohibited claiming practices. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.3.1, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.3, 3.4.1.4, 3.4.1.7, 3.4.1.15, 13.13, and 13.13.4. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. . (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 11/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 101-2018 DEL-ASG Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/22/2019 Suspension End: 7/26/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 101-2018 DEL - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 7/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 101-2018 DEL-MOD Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/22/2019 Suspension End: 7/26/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 101-2018 DEL - Modified Ruling

This appeal is before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (the "DTRC") pursuant to the provisions ofDTRC Rule 19. Trainer Wayne Potts was found in Stewards' Ruling 101-2018 to have violated DTRC Rules 13.13 for prohibited claiming practices with respect to the claiming of horse "Sky Chaparral" on July 11, 2018.

The Stewards imposed a $2,500 fine and suspended Mr. Potts's license for 30 days. Mr. Potts filed a timely appeal of the ruling. Mr. Potts participated in a hearing before the DTRC on June 12, 2019. The DTRC was represented by Deputy Attorney General Andrew G. Kerber and the Stewards were represented by Deputy Attorney General Oliver Cleary. DECISION By a vote of2 (Decker, Killeen) to 1 (Patterson), the DTRC revises Stewards' Ruling 101- 2018 to affirm the finding of a violation DTRC Rule 13 .13 for prohibited claiming practices with respect to the claiming of horse "Sky Chaparral" on July 11, 2018, but modify the fine and suspension imposed by the Stewards from a $1,500 fine and a 30 day suspension, to a $5,000 fine and a 5 day suspension.

Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 7/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 101-2018 DEL-FO Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/22/2019 Suspension End: 7/26/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 101-2018 DEL - Ruling Final Outcome July 11, 2019 Delaware Park Stewards Ruling (41-2019)

Trainer Wayne Potts, DOB: 12/23/1980, RCI ID: 1960872, appeared before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission to appeal Delaware Stewards’ Ruling 101-2018. The DTRC has modified the fine and suspension imposed by the Stewards. Mr. Potts is hereby fined the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), and is suspended for five (5) days, from Monday, July 22, 2019 through and including Friday, July 26, 2019. Fine to be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: JOSEPH F ENGLEHART Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 91-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/19/2018 Suspension End: 11/17/2018
Ruling Text: October 13, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(91-2018)

Having appeared for a hearing on October 12, 2018, concerning claiming irregularities in the second race at Delaware Park on July 11, 2018, owner Joseph Englehart, DOB 04/06/1984, NY State ID: 1510650, is hereby fined the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) and suspended thirty (30) days, from Friday, October 19, 2018 through and including Saturday, November 17, 2018, for planning and participating in prohibited claiming practices. Mr. Englehart admitted to the wire transfer of funds to an owner/trainer for the purpose of claiming a horse when he was ineligible to claim. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.3.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.3, 3.4.1.7, 3.4.1.15, 13.13, and 13.13.4. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. . (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: PETER WASILUK Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 90-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: October 13, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(90-2018)

Having appeared for a hearing on October 12, 2018, concerning claiming irregularities in the second race at Delaware Park on July 11, 2018, and considering mitigating circumstances, owner/trainer Peter Wasiluk, Jr., DOB: 11/12/1959, RCI ID: 1871607, will be put on a probationary license for a period of one year and he is fined the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00) for participating in prohibited claiming practices. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.10, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.7, 3.4.1.15, 13.13, 13.13.1, and 13.13.4. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/10/2018
Ruling Text: Owner and Trainer: Jesus M. Soto., having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards, waived his right to a hearing, on August 8, 2018, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, in sample E276260, after it was collected from the horse “Kissin Coronas” which finished 2nd in the 1st race, July 1, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track; Jesus M. Soto waived his rights to a hearing. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and refused.

Licensee is found in violation of : 15.2.6.9(C)(1) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. 15.2.6.9(C)(3) NMAC: There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For this a First - Class 3B medication violation the Board of Stewards assessed to Jesus M. Soto a penalty as follows.

      1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 11, 2018, through September 9, 2018, inclusive.
      2. Seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollar fine to paid on or before September 7, 2018, 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 will result in 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 “Kissin Coronas” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning July 17 , 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until it passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
      4. The horse “Kissin Coronas” is hereby disqualified from Second Place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on July 1, 2018 at the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. My Hearts Princess
                  2. Afirstvalianthero
                  3. Chicka Chicka
                  4. Lion Speed
                  5. Venetian Paradise
                  6. Essohess
                  7. Jess Dungarees
Unplaced “Kissin CoronasThis ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.1.9(b): 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: ZAFER VURGUN Ruling Date: 5/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 8/10/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Zafer Vergun, having been duly notified and waived his formal hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 11, 2018, 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 “Telequest”( Test Sample #: NM 30489), who finished 1st in the 7th race on April 17, 2018 at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Zafer Vergun and declined.

Ramiro Miranda, owner of record for horse “Telequest”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 11, 2018, through August 10, 2018, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. ($1,500.00) Fifteen hundred dollar fine to paid on or before June 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “Telequest” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 2, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Zafer Vergun 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). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Zafer Vergun are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .
Name: ZAFER VURGUN Ruling Date: 5/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-51-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 8/10/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SRP-51 - Modified Ruling Spelling correction for trainer Zafer Vurgun.
Name: ARMANDO JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-245 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/2/2018 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: Owner ARMANDO JAQUEZ is hereby suspended, effective January 2, 2017, for failing to pay the ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2017-ZIA-88.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered

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

Name: ARMANDO JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-245-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/2/2018 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-245 - Restored to Good Standing. Applicant paid fine in full.
Name: ARMANDO JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-88 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Armando Jaquez having been duly notified and represented telephonically by attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on October 16, 2017, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Idalikawin”(Test Sample #: NM27353), who finished FIRST place in the 4th race on July 14, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Sergio Fiscal-Gallegos.

FINDING OF FACT:

        1. Owner Armando Jaquezwas present in the test barn on July 14, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque.
        2. Owner Armando Jaquez witnessed test samples taken from horse “Idalikawin”(Test Sample #: NM27353).
        3. Owner Armando Jaquez signed as the witness for “Idalikawin”(Test Sample #: NM27353).

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 16, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Idalikawin” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 28, 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.
    3. The horse “Idalikawin” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on July 14, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
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                2. Tellers Eagle
                3. Eee Dashin Jodie
                4. Grc Graceful Azoom
                5. Longing for Roses
                6. Kiaras Man
                7. Country Miracle
                8. Bonnies Runner
                9. Corona Despreciada
Unplaced “Idalikawin

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

Name: RANDY V NUNLEY Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 57-2017 DE Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: (57-2017)

Trainer Randy Nunley, RCI Id 1894793, DOB 09/09/1958, having appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 4, 2017, and based on testimony presented at the hearing Mr. Nunley is found to be in violation of the Claiming Rules for presenting a forged document to claim the horse “All Abouthe Salsa” from the 4th race on July 26, 2017 and is fined the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred ($2,500.00) dollars and suspended for Ninety (90) calendar days from Saturday, August 12, 2017 through and including Thursday, November 9, 2017. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1, 2.5.1.18, 2.5.1.20, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.3, 3.4.1.4, 3.4.1.15, 13.7, 18.1, 18.1.1, 18.1.3. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.

(Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: RANDY V NUNLEY Ruling Date: 8/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 57-2017 DE-AFF Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Name: RANDY V NUNLEY Ruling Date: 8/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 57-2017 DE-ASG Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 57-2017 DE - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process 76-2017

Trainer Randy Nunley, DOB 09/09/1958, RCI 1894793, filed an appeal to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission in regards to the Stewards Ruling 57-2017, where Mr. Nunley was given a ninety (90) calendar days suspension and a fine in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), at this time the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has granted a Stay until the case is heard. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 19.2, 19.2.1 and 19.2.2.

Name: RANDY V NUNLEY Ruling Date: 4/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 57-2017 DE-RO Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 57-2017 DE - Ruling Overturned BEFORE THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION IN THE MATTER OF RANDY NUNLEY 57-2017 DECISION ON APPEAL OF STEWARDS’ RULING NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS This appeal is before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (the “DTRC”) pursuant to the provisions DTRC Rule 19. Trainer Randy Nunley was found in Stewards’ Ruling 57-2017 to have violated DTRC Claiming Rulel3.7 for presenting a forged document to claim the horse “All About the Salsa” from the fourth race on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The Stewards imposed a$2,500 fine and suspended Mr. Nunley’s license for ninety calendar days. Mr. Nunley filed a timely appeal of the ruling. Mr. Nunley appeared at a hearing before the DTRC on September 13,2017 and was represented by Peter Giangiulio, Esq., who had been admitted pro hac vice for this matter by the Delaware Supreme Court The DTRC was represented by Deputy Attorney General Andrew G. Kerber and the Stewards were represented by Deputy Attorney General Oliver Cleary. DECISION By a vote of 4-0, the DTRC reverses Stewards’ Ruling 57-2017. REASONS FOR DECISION DTRC Rules 13.7 provides^s follows: 13.7 Form of Claim: Each claim shall be made in writing on a form and in an envelope supplied by Licensee. Both form and envelope must be filled out completely and must be accurate in every detail. The Stewards introduced testimony and exhibits that led the Stewards to believe that the signature of owner Jerry Hackett on the claim slip submitted by Mr. Nunley to claim the horse “All About the Salsa” from the fourth race on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 was forged because it did not match the signature of Mr. Hackett on the owners license application previously filed with the DTRC. Mr. Nunley testified that the signature on the claim slip was the signature of Mr. Hackett and that the claim slip had been given to him by Doyle Hamby. Mr. Hamby testified that Mr. Hackett had given him the signed claim slip and that he had delivered it to Mr. Nunley. Mr. Hackett testified that he had signed the claim slip and given it to Mr. Hamby to deliver to Mr. Nunley. Mr. Hackett also testified that his daughter had signed his name and initialed the owners license application previously filed with the DTRC. Mr. Hackett signed a paper in front of the Commissioners that the Commissioners were able to compare to the signature on the claim slip and determine that the signatures were consistent. ORDER Having considered the evidence presented it is the decision of the DTRC that the Stewards’ Ruling number 57-2017 is reversed and the appeal of Mr. Nunley is granted. While the Stewards had evidence indicating that Mr. Hackett’s signature on the claim slip could have been forged, Mr. Nunley presented testimony and evidence at the hearing before the Commission that established that Mr. Hackett’s signature on the claim slip was genuine. SO ORDERED this 11th day of October, 2017. BY ORDER OF THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION
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: Y
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 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: Y
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: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-201 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 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 NM13163, after it was collected from the horse "Runaway Jeans” which finished first in the 2nd race, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 203 pg/ml).

JESUS M SOTO is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer JESUS M SOTO a penalty as follows, per the terms of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement:
  1. A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
  2. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby
waived, provided Mr. Soto is compliant with a 6 month probation period as stated in item 3 (ii) and also item 6.
(3) Loss of purse of the second race, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
(4) The fine is to be paid on or before November 12, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

(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, Mr. Soto furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).


(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 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: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-206 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 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 NM13822, after it was collected from the horse "Royal Baby James” which finished second in the 7th race, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Ruidoso Downs;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 56,044 pg/ml.).

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

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer JESUS M SOTO a penalty as follows, per the terms of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement:
  1. A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
  2. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby
waived, provided Mr. Soto is compliant with a 6 month probation period as stated in item 3 (ii) and also item 6.
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Ruidoso Downs;
(4) The fine is to be paid on or before November 12, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

(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, Mr. Soto furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter)
(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 ED L'ECUYER JILL CATHEY


Name: JUAN MANUEL CORONEL Ruling Date: 10/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 98-2015 DE Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
98-2015

Owner-Trainer Juan Coronel, DOB 7/20/1976, RCI ID 2020427, was noticed for a hearing. Having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2015, and based on testimony prsented at the hearing Mr. Coronel is found to be in violation of D.T.R.C. Claiming Rules 13.6 and 13.6.1 is fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: BRIAN DOMENICK Ruling Date: 10/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 99-2015 DE Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
99-2015

Owner Brian Domenick, DOB 9/20/1973, RCI ID 20199597, was noticed for a hearing. Having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2015, and based on testimony prsented at the hearing Mr. Domenick is found to be in violation of D.T.R.C. Claiming Rules 13.6 and 13.6.1 is fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours.
Name: Christopher J Lopez Ruling Date: 10/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 96-2015 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2015 Suspension End: 11/16/2015
Ruling Text:
96-2015)

Groom Christopher Lopez, RCI Id 2043873, DOB 8/22/1978, is suspended indefinitely for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Marijuana) on October 13, 2015. It is further ordered that to receive consideration for reinstatement, Mr. Lopez shall be required to successfully complete such a rehabilitation program as required by the Stewards. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.17.1, 21.0, 21.1.1 and 3.4.
Name: Christopher J Lopez Ruling Date: 11/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 96-2015 DE-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2015 Suspension End: 11/16/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 96-2015 DE - Restored to Good Standing
(120-2015)
Groom Christopher Lopez, RCI Id 2043873, DOB 8/22/1978, after being suspended on October 13, 2015 for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Marijuana). Mr. Lopez is hereby reinstated with a conditional license, with the understanding that he will comply with the following;
    1. Complete all treatment that is recommended by his counselor (six follow up sessions of therapy to maintain abstinence).
    2. Submit to random drug screens
Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 18.1, 21.8.3 and 21.8.7.
Name: John Louis Volpe Ruling Date: 9/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 76-2015 DE Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
76-2015

Trainer John Volpe, RCI ID 1968056, DOB 8/29/1952, is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for a violation of D.T.R.C claiming rule 13.6.1 after claiming the horse " Competitive Dream" and running the horse out of town before the end of the meet at Delaware Park as Mr. Volpe is not stabled on the grounds. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 7.3.1, 7.3.6 and 13.6.1. Fine to be apid within 48 hours.
Name: MILTON R GARAYUA Ruling Date: 5/31/2006
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 122-2006 DE Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 122-2006

Unlicensed Owner Milton Garayua, DOB 11/14/1960, was noticed for a hearing. Having appeared, a hearing was held. At this hearing , Mr. Garayua waived his right to be represented by legal counsel. After hearing all the evidence and testimony presented, Mr Garayua was found to be in violation of D.R.C. Rules 18.0(all) and 3.4. Mr. Garayua was fined the sum of two thousand five hundred ($2,500.00) dollars and is ineligible to be licensed from Wednesday, May 31, 2006 through and includijng Sunday, Dec, 2006. The claims of the horse "Theoneilove" which were claimed on May 2, 2006. from the first race for five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars and the claim of "Anamuya" from the second race on May 7, 2006 for eight thousand ($8,000.00) dollars shall be void. The claims were made from the account of Circle C Stables by the trainer, Marcial Navarro, who admitted to falsifying these claims in order to claim for unlicensed Owner Milton Garayua. During the period of his ineligibility, Mr. Garayua is denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdicition of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Refer to D.R.C. Rules 2.5.1.3, 2.5.1.17.1, 13.14.1 and 3.4



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