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. >4/13/2015<

151 Total Rulings compiled at: 4/18/2015 11:36:35 AM G.M.T.

Name: BRYAN LEE ERNST Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-034 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY BRYAN LEE ERNST PLED "NO CONTEST" AND FINED $200.00 FOR FAILING TO HONOR HIS AGREEMENTS FOR HIS JOCKEY'S SERVICES AT RP ON 4/4/2015.
Name: LUIS E ESPINOSA Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-101 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The board finds Exercise Rider Luis Espinosa in violation of IRGC rules of racing 491-IAC 6.5(3)”h” Has been involved in any fraudulent or corrupt practices, including: Disorderly or offensive conduct; use of profane, abusive, or insulting language to, or interference with, commission representatives or racing or gaming officials while they are discharging their duties.       
 
Therefore, the Board of Stewards hereby assesses Exercise Rider Luis Espinosa an administrative penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00).       
Name: MARIO RENDON GARZA Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-033 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/10/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM/HOTWALKER MARIO R. GARZA WAS DIRECTED TO SUBMIT TO A URINE/DRUG TEST AND REFUSED TO PROVIDE A URINE SAMPLE AFTER BEING DIRECTED TO DO SO. MR. GARZA SIGNED AN AFFIDAVIT STATING THAT HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE WOULD BE DISCIPLINED. THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE REQUIRES AN EMERGENCY ACTION AND ORDERS THAT THE  OCCUPATION LICENSE OF MARIO GARZA BE SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, 4/10/2015 . DURING THE TERM OF MR. GARZA'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.
Name: STARLENA MARIE GRUVER Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 15-RP-028 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
VENDOR EMPLOYEE STARLENA MARIE GRUVER PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A HEARING. SHE IS FINED $100.00 FOR FALSIFICATION OF HER 2015 OCCUPATION LICENSE APPLICATION. AFTER AMENDING HER APPLICATION, STARLENA MARIE GRUVER WAS ISSUED A 2015 VENDOR EMPLOYEE LICENSE WITH THE OHRC.
Name: Doug C Guptill Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-110 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/16/2015 Suspension End: 5/15/2015
Ruling Text:
While driving #2 Flight Seelster in race 14 on 4/9/15 he failed to take advantage of racing opportunities and did not use his utmost exertion to obtain a winning performance from his horse. His lack of effort was against the best interest of racing. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10) 12-99 17-11(D)(1)&(2)  17-99
Name: ELIZABETH REYES Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-032 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER APPLICANT ELIZABETH REYES, FAILED TO PASS THE TRAINER'S TEST REQUIRED BY THE OHRC AND IS INELIGIBLE TO RETEST FOR A TRAINER LICENSE FOR 30 DAYS, 4/9/2015 THROUGH 5/8/2015.
Name: CHRISTIAN RUBALCAVA Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-035 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR CHRISTIAN RUBALCAVA HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "MIRACLE KISSES" HAVING TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE AT AQUANTATIVE LEVEL, FOLLOWING THE 8TH RACE AT RP ON 3/26/2015. MR. RUBALCAVA HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, IS FINED $500.00.
Name: ALVIN SMITH Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-1 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/17/2015 Suspension End: 4/17/2025
Ruling Text:
Commission action regarding ruling 19461 upheld by Third Circuit Court and writ of Cert denied. Suspended 10 years 4/17/15 til 4/17/2025. Denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission.
Name: Mike D Smith Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-111 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/17/2015 Suspension End: 4/26/2015
Ruling Text:
Human urine sample #12704 collected at Northfield Park on 2/2/15 from Mr. Smith was found to contain THCA. This compound is the major metabolite of marijuana. O.S.R.C.-3769-18-09(C)&(D)  18-09(F)(3)  18-99 During his suspension Mr. Smith is denied the use and privileges of all grounds sanctioned by the OSRC. All horses owned and/or trained by him are suspended and may only be transferred by the
Name: JOHN DARREL SOILEAU Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-2 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/17/2015 Suspension End: 4/17/2025
Ruling Text:
Commission action regarding rulings 19516 and 19517 upheld by Third Circuit Court and Writ of Cert. denied. Suspended 5 years on each ruling for a total of 10 years 4/17/15 til 4/17/2025. Denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission.
Name: HEATH MICHAEL TAYLOR Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-4 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/17/2015 Suspension End: 4/17/2020
Ruling Text:
Commission action regarding ruling 19515 upheld by Third Circuit Court and Writ of Cert. denied. Suspended 5 years 4/17/15 til 4/17/2020. Denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission.
Name: Ryne Andrew Valerio Ruling Date: 4/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-029 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A COMPLAINT OF INTOXICATION AGAINST JOCKEY AGENT RYNE ANDREW VALERIO CAME FOR HEARING BEFORE THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS. MR. VALERIO WAS NOTIFIED OF THE HEARING AND DID APPEAR WITHOUT COUNSEL. THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS DOES FIND RYNE ANDREW VALERIO TO BE IN VIOLATION OF INTOXICATION AND HE IS FINED $200.00.
Name: ANDRES REYNAGA-PEREZ Ruling Date: 4/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 15-WRD-023 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
THE PONY RIDER LICENSE ISSUED TO ANDRES REYNAGA-PEREZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED W/O PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN ASS'T RACING OFFICIAL'S LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2015.
Name: JASON D SITSLER Ruling Date: 4/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 15-WRD-022 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/6/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/ASST TR JASON DANIEL SITSLER APPEARED BEFORE THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS ON 3/30/2015 REQUESTING LICENSE APPROVAL AFTER HE  SUBMITTED A URINE SAMPLE. ON 4/6/15, A REPORT WAS RECEIVED INDICATING MR. SITSLER TESTED POSITIVE FOR A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND THE WRD STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK BECAUSE DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES ARE A SCHEDULED DRUG WHICH HAVE A HIGH POTENTIAL TO AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE OWNER/ASST TR AND POTENTIALLY AFFECT THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES AND HORSES IN HIS CARE. JASON DANIEL SITSLER IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 4/6/2015, PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF MR. SITSLERS' SUSPENSION,  HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.
Name: JONATHAN RIVERA-FELIX Ruling Date: 4/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2015-PIM-122 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: April 15, 2015                         TRACK:  Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS:   Philip E. Grove
          John J. Burke III
   Adam Campola
 
RULINGS:
 
#15-122 In the matter of stable employee, Jonathan Rivera-Felix DOB. 10/27/1982:
                   subject of Stewards Ruling #15-104, dated March 21, 2015.
 
 On March 20, 2015, Jonathan Rivera-Felix was represented by Mr. Siar Karmand, the HCP Coordinator  before the Stewards, for a hearing on his request to be reinstated to good standing.  The HCP Coordinator  provided the results of a drug test indicating that Mr. Jonathan Rivera-Felix is presently drug free, and  testified that Mr. Jonathan Rivera-Felix has made sufficient progress during his treatment and he recommended that he be reinstated to good standing and permitted to return to work subject to the following stipulations:
 
  (1) That Mr. Jonathan Rivera-Felix, continue in counselling, for a period of no less than six months, after which he may request his release at the discretion of the HCP.
 
 (2) That at the Stewards discretion he submit to drug testing by the Counselor, the Stewards, or their designated representative.  [COMAR 09.10.03.05.]
.   
 
 In light of the above, the Stewards hereby order that Jonathan Rivera-Felix be reinstated to good standing subject to the above-stated stipulations.
 
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: Carlos Luis Gutierrez Ruling Date: 4/15/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-73 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/16/2015 Suspension End: 4/25/2015
Ruling Text:
suspendesd for allowing horse to interfere with another horse
Name: Greg Fury Ruling Date: 4/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-109 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/15/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Fury is hereby suspended regarding notice from the Richland County Child Support Enforcement Agency and pursuant to Section 3123.47, 3123.58 and 3123.62 of the Ohio Revised Code. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(6)  12-27  12-99
Name: MICHAEL E JONES Ruling Date: 4/14/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-72 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to couple his horse with another horse who was owned by same owner in same race
Name: MICHAEL VINCENT PINO Ruling Date: 4/14/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-71 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
failed to couple his horse with another horse who was owned by same owner
Name: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-433 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Issued in error.
Name: JOSE Q MONTOYA Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-431 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee, JOSE MONTOYA, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling #: 161 issued on: 02/07/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to JOSE MONTOYA care suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
 
  
During said time of applicable suspension, JOSE MONTOYA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.   
 
 
 
Name: CAMILO NICOLAS Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-432 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee, CAMILO NICOLAS, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling #: 260 issued on: 03/01/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to CAMILO NICOLAS care suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
  
During said time of applicable suspension, CAMILO NICOLAS is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.   
 
 
 
Name: SAMUEL ROBLEDO Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-435 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee, SAMUEL ROBLEDO, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling #: 275 issued on: 03/02/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to SAMUEL ROBLEDO are suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
  
During said time of applicable suspension, SAMUEL ROBLEDO is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, and all horses Owned wholly or in part by SAMUEL ROBLEDO are denied entry, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-434 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee, CODY REYNOLDS, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling #: 256 issued on: 02/28/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to CODY REYNOLDS are suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
  
During said time of applicable suspension, CODY REYNOLDS is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, and all horses Owned wholly or in part by CODY REYNOLDS are denied entry, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-436 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Heza Hard Hitter” that finished 7th  in the second  race, Monday, April 13, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified in this race, the horse was placed 8th, behind the horse with which it interfered.
The following is the new order of finish as ordered b
1st  Blu Envy                             7th  D Bandida
2nd  Current Hero                    8th  Heza Hard Hitter
3rd  Teller to Upgrade              9th  Fast N Blazin
4th  Double Trouble Jess          10th  Dashin Denali
5th  Mountain Dew Man         Scratch – Mr Jess Is Surfin
6th  Bigtimemagic Dude          Scratch – One Famous Mongoose
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-437 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Acute Band” that finished 3rd in the 4th race, Monday, April 13, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified in this race, the horse was placed 5th, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
1st  Declared Innocents                        6th  Silvers Due
2nd  Boonville Highway                       7th  Wild Abbie
3rd  Kowgirl Vibe                                 8th  U Owe Me Loot
4th  Whats the Drama                          9th  My Little Propane
5th  Acute Band                                   10th  Fame and Glory
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
 
15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (a) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul. “
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
Name: LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-426 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-SUN-227, and also Ruling 2015-SUN-251issued at Sunland Park;
 
 LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to LARRY DELORES GAMEZ are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, LARRY DELORES GAMEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Name: JOSE ANTONIO LEON Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-425 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JOSE ANTONIO LEON, having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling#: 309 issued on: 03 13, 2015 at Sunland Park;
 
JOSE ANTONIO LEON is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to JOSE ANTONIO LEON are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.”
 
During said time of applicable suspension, JOSE ANTONIO LEON is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, and all horses Owned wholly or in part by Mr. Leon are denied entry, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
 
 
 
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-427 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee, JESSE LEE LEVARIO, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Rulings#: 252 & 269 issued on: 02 28, 2015 and 03/02/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to JESSE LEE LEVARIO are suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
 15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
  
 
During said time of applicable suspension,  JESSE LEE LEVARIO. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.   
 
 
 
Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-428 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee, ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Rulings#: 186, 206 & 273 issued on:02/14/2015, 03/14/02/20/2015 2015 & 02 28, 2015 and 03/02/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN are suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
  
During said time of applicable suspension, ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN,. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.   
 
 
Name: LUIS ANTONIO MOLINA MEDINA Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-430 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee, LUIS ANTONIO MEDINA, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling #: 286 issued on: 03/07/2015 and 03/02/2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to LUIS ANTONIO MEDINA are suspended, and he/she will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, LUIS ANTONIO MEDINA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.   
 
 
Name: URIEL DELGADO Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-429 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer URIEL DELGADO, having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling 2014-SUN-403 issued at Sunland Park;
 
URIEL DELGADO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part
“All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to URIEL DELGADO are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine, as addressed above, has been paid in full.”
 
During said time of applicable suspension, URIEL DELGADO is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-4 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2015 Suspension End: 4/30/2015
Ruling Text:
 Issued for training purposes
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-4 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2015 Suspension End: 4/30/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-4 - Ruling Rescinded.  Initial Ruling listed order as incorrect.
Name: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-424 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Carlos Alvidrez  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( blinkers on),  at time of entry  on the horse “Desierto Diamante”  entered in the eighth race, on April 10, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
 Carlos Alvidrez  is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this second related rule violation at this meet, the Board of Stewards assessed Carlos Alvidrez  a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before May 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Carlos Alvidrez  is found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-4 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2015 Suspension End: 4/30/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-4 - Modified Ruling.   Orginal order of finished has been modified as fallows
Name: ADAM A TAPIA Ruling Date: 4/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-423 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Adam Tapia  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( flipping halter on),  at time of entry  on the horse “Swing Time Rock”  entered in the fourth race, on April 10, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
 Adam Tapia is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this second related rule violation at this meet, the Board of Stewards assessed Adam Tapia   a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before May 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Adam Tapia  is found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 4/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-419 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/12/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr., having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling 2015-SUN-212, issued February 21, 2005, at Sunland Park and the fine assessed in ruling 2015-SUN-226 issued February 23, 2015 at Sunland Park;   
 
Norberto Arroyo Jr. is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.  
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Norberto Arroyo Jr. are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Norbert Arroyo Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.    
Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 4/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-420 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/12/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Sergio Becerra Jr., having failed to pay the fines assessed in rulings 2015-SUN-541, 2015-SUN-621, 2015-SUN-522, 2015-SUN-127, 2015-SUN-571, 2015-SUN-620, and 2015-SUN-520 issued in January 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
Sergio Becerra Jr. is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.  
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Sergio Becerra Jr. are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Sergio Becerra Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.    
Name: DANE A KOBISKIE Ruling Date: 4/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2015-PIM-121 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    April 12, 2015     TRACK:  Pimlico Race Course
 
STEWARDS:    Philip E. Grove
                           John J. Burke III
                           Adam Campola
                                                            
RULINGS:
 
#15-121   On  April 9,2015, the Stewards received notice from the State Chemist that urine sample #25202, dated March 27, 2015, contained the drug methylprednisolone at 1510 pg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 100 pg/ml of plasma or serum established by the MRC. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #25202 was taken from the horse “Stud Magnet”, owned by PTK LLC and trained by Dane Kobiskie, following the running of the first race at Laurel Park on March 27, 2015.The Stewards notified Mr. Kobiskie that: (1) the presence of methylprednisolone in “Stud Magnet’s” system at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) He had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) He had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.  
 
A Stewards hearing was held on April 12, 2015 wherein Mr. Kobiskie waived his right to legal counsel.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
 
(1)   “Stud Magnet” did carry methylprednisolone, in its system when it finished first in the first race at Laurel Park on March 27, 2015, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2)   Dane Kobiske, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Stud Magnet” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F ); and
(3)   A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G).Based upon the foregoing, and in accordance with RCI recommended penalties for this drug violation, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
(1)   Trainer Dane Kobiske 7540 Hearth Way #472 Elkridge, MD 21075, be fined in the amount of One Thousand ($1,000.).
(2) Trainer Dane Kobiske will be assigned one (1) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
 
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
(1)    The horse “Stud Magnet”, be disqualified from the first race on March 27, 2015, at Laurel Park.
(2)    The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance with
following order:
 
                 OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
 
                 1st  Lindyhop
                2nd Robbinette
                3rd  Winter’s Child
                4th  Clouds of Titian
                5th  Lodi Lion
Name: MANUEL GUTIERREZ-LOPEZ Ruling Date: 4/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-417 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/22/2015 Suspension End: 4/24/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey  MANUEL GUTIERREZ,  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding which resulted in a disqualification of his mount “Jjs Fast Cash Rf” in the fourth  race, Friday, April 10, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL GUTIERREZ a penalty of a two day riding suspension (Wednesday, April 22, 2015, and Friday, April 24, 2015, inclusive).
 
        (The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races).
 
MANUEL GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
Name: MANUEL GUTIERREZ-LOPEZ Ruling Date: 4/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-416 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Manuel Gutierrez having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard “Secret Royal Runaway” in the second race, April 10, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Gutierrez a penalty of a fine in the amount of $100.00.
 
The fine is to paid on or before April 12, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Manuel Gutierrez is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: John B Heath Ruling Date: 4/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-016 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/11/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On April 11, 2015 the WHRC board of stewards received a request from the WHRC investigators recommending that a summary suspension be issued for WHRC licensed exercise rider John B. Heath.  Investigator Richard Smith presented evidence that Mr. Heath had engaged in criminal activity that constitutes substantial danger to human safety and welfare. Therefore the license of Mr. Heath is summarily suspended pending a steward's conference to be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
 
WAC  260-24-510 (3.k.q)      WAC  260-36-120
 
FACILITY ACCESS
During the term of this suspension John B Heath is denied access to and privileges of any and all grounds and Advance Deposit Wagering Service Providers coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.
Name: JUAN MANUEL MADRIGAL ALCALA Ruling Date: 4/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-017 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 a steward's conference was scheduled with exercise rider Juan Manuel Madrigal Alcala regarding a training track safety citation issued by the official outriders. Evidence was presented and testimony taken regarding the incident. Accordingly, Juan Manuel Madrigal Alcala is hereby assessed a fine of $50.00  for failing to wear his saftey vest while exercising horse's during training hours on the racetrack.
 
WAC 260-12-180   WAC 260-84-060  
Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 4/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-411 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Arturo Chavez  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( flipping halter on),  at time of entry  on the horse “Moonlite Stream”  entered in the first race, on April 10, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
  Arturo Chavez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this third related rule violation at this meet, the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Chavez   a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before May 11, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Arturo Chavez  is found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: KEISY CARTAGENA Ruling Date: 4/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15062PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE MINE N GEMS FROM THE 2ND RACE, APRIL 11, 2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE APRIL 23, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 3 , 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 4/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-407 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Jjs Fast Cash Rf” that finished 1st in the 4th race, Friday, April 10, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of this disqualification, the horse was placed ninth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
  
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st- (DH)  Hot Authorization                  7th  Tombstone
1st – (DH)  Averysepcialsouthern           8th  Sc Dustychampion
3rd  Reckless Wind                                   9th  Jjs Fast Cash Rf
4th  Kia Won                                           Scratch -  Jess Rueben James
5th  Sandys Jesse                                    Scratch -  Grand the Star
6th  Dashes Best                                      Scratch – Klassic Strawfly
  
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: Christian Santiago-Reyes Ruling Date: 4/8/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-68 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late to the paddock for Third Race
Name: LUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 4/8/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-69 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Refused to mount his horse that he was scheduled to ride after being told by paddock judge to do so, causing a delay in getting horses out of the pdock and on track for the post parade
Name: ALBERT ANGULO-CORREA Ruling Date: 4/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15046PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON APPLICATION FOR A FREE EXERCISE LICENSE, THE APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE #509865186 OF ALBER ANGULO-CORREA IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 4/5/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-401 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Ruiz Amaya, having been properly notified and failing to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the second race on April 04, 2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Ruiz Amaya a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 05, 2013 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.
 
Daniel Ruiz Amaya is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Ruiz Amaya penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before May 4, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC:  Which states 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: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-394 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Ruiz Amaya having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the 1st race, Friday, April 3, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
Daniel Ruiz Amaya is found to be in violation of:
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Ruiz Amaya penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before May 4, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC:  Which states 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: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-397 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Arturo Chavez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 4, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Mega Source” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the tenth race on April 3, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(It was determined on race day that Mega Source had been transferred on the day of entry in violation of Association rules as stated in the initial condition book and posted in the racing office.
 
 In addition, the Board of Stewards instructed Jorge Aldavaz, the owner of “Mega Source” and trainer Arturo Chavez that the horse would not be allowed to enter on the day of the transfer.
 
Arturo Chavez is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.3.8(B)(1)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Chavez a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before May 4, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: MARCELINO CUANDA Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-392 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Marcelino Cuanda, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 4, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Anazoom” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the third race on April 3, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(It was determined on race day that Owner (Cuanda Enterprises/Jesus Cuanda et al) did not have a current/valid license).
 
Marcelino Cuanda is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner(s), Lessors(s) and or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.”
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Marcelino Cuanda a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before May 4, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: GABRIEL GAMA Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-398 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Gabriel Gama  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( flipping halter off),  at time of entry  on the horse "Zoe " entered in the fourth race, on April 03, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
  Gabriel Gama  is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 The Board of Stewards assessed Gabriel Gama  a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a third related violation at this meeting.  The fine is to paid on or before May 04, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Gabriel Gama  found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-388 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Zoomin for Time” that finished 7th in the 2nd race, Friday, April 3, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of this disqualification, the horse was placed tenth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
  
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st  Mr Jesse Cash                      7th  Lionidas
2nd  Fj Jumpn                             8th  I Saw You Looking
3rd  Three Gold Medals             9th  A Royal Debt
4th  Southern Pass                      10th  Zoomin for Time  
5th  Seacrest Out                        Scratch – Jalo
6th  Kays Gunslinger
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: VICTOR H MOLINA Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15044PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON APPLICATION FOR A JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE, THE JOCKEY LICENSE # 09233423 OF VICTOR H. MOLINA IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-391 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Trainer Rigoberto T Villalobos Sr having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for not being in attendance to saddle his/her horse, “Perkinsville” in the ninth race, on April 03, 2015 at Sunland Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Rigoberto T Villalobos Sr a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before Date: May 04, 2015  in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Rigoberto T Villalobos Sr is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 
 16.47.1.10(C)(23) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is responsible for personally attending to his/her horses in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the Stewards”.
 
 
Name: LUIS A MIRANDA Ruling Date: 4/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 90261PP Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing Having met all obligations required by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, your license is restored to good standing.
Name: TAMARA L SANTANGELO Ruling Date: 4/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15043PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling THE TRAINER LICENSE #9223831 OF TAMARA L. SANTANGELO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JESIERE M MEDINA Ruling Date: 4/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-387 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee JESIERE MARIE MEDINA, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding fifth race, Monday, March 30, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
JESIERE MARIE MEDINA is found to be in violation:
 
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESIERE MARIE MEDINA a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before May 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: DAVID CARDOSO Ruling Date: 4/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-384 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey DAVID CARDOSO, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to have sufficient clearance in the stretch run, while aboard
“Dangerous Blessing” in the eighth race, Monday, March 30, 2015 at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed DAVID CARDOSO a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 Jockey DAVID CARDOSO is found to be in violation of:
Name: FRAY L MARTINEZ-HODGES Ruling Date: 4/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15061PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON RECEIVING A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE LICENSE #510339850 OF FRAY MARTINEZ-HODGES, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: LORITA MARIE LINDEMANN Ruling Date: 3/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15039PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON APPLICATION FOR AN OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE, THE ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE #511149395 OF LORITA M. LINDEMANN IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: MANUEL GUTIERREZ-LOPEZ Ruling Date: 3/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-379 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Manuel Gutierrez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Monday, March 30, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Wildcat South”  in the 2nd  race, March 29, 2015, at Sunland Park is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: which states in pertinent part that “ A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts.  If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.”
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Gutierrez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars $100.00. The fine is to be paid on or before April 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
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: GABRIEL GAMA Ruling Date: 3/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-376 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Gabriel Gama  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( flipping halter on),  at time of entry  on the horse "Rbig Slick" entered in the second race, on March 29, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
  Gabriel Gama  is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this second rule violation at this meet, the Board of Stewards assessed Gabriel Gama  a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a second related violation at this meeting.  The fine is to paid on or before April 30, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Gabriel Gama  found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: LUIS ROGELIO NAVA Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-367 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Owner Luis Nava having been duly notified, and having appeared (via Trainer Sal Soto) before the Board of Stewards on this date, for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV C drug “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM10249 after it was collected from the horse “Royal Kettle” which finished first in the 4th race, Saturday, January 02, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
Luis Nava is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Royal Kettle”, which was the subject of related ruling issued this date at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Licensed Owner Class IV violation-first-offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
This is the second violation for Luis Nava in a 365 day period, (Ruling # 035614 issued 06/08/2014 at Ruidoso Downs for a Class III B drug Clenbuterol), however, this is owner’s first class IV C violation.
 
 
For this overage violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Luis Nava a penalty of the following:  The horse “Bye Royal Kettle” is placed on the Veterinarian’s list and will be required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
         DAVID KEITER                              CONNIE ESTES                   ED L’ECUYER
 
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: BERTHA S IRIGOYEN Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-363 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner BERTHA IRIGOYEN, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Dexamethasone” which was found in sample NM11096 after it was collected from the horse, " Reckless N Dashing" which finished  first in the 1st race, Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
BERTHA IRIGOYEN is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "Reckless N Dashing” which was the subject of related ruling 2015-SUN-362, issued this date at Sunland  Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: First 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:
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed BERTHA IRIGOYEN a penalty of:
 
The horse “Reckless N Dashing” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and is required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
 
(Refer to related ruling2015-SUN-362, issued this date at Sunland Park).
 
 
                BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
___________________                ________________                           _____________
      DAVID KEITER                    CONNIE ESTES                                ED L'ECUYER
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-362 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer IRVING J FOURNIER, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Dexamethasone” which was found in sample NM11096, after it was collected from the horse, " Reckless N Dashing" which finished first in the 1st race, Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Sunland Park;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 147 pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and subsequently waived by Mr. Fournier).
 
IRVING J FOURNIER 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 NMAC: (ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule) Which states in pertinent part "The threshold level of Dexamethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum".
 
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 IRVING J FOURNIER a penalty as follows;
(1)   A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00);
 
This is a first Class C violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before April 28, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.  
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in a related ruling issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
                              BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
  ________________                          _____________________               ___________________
    DAVID KEITER                                         ED L'ECUYER                                      CONNIE ESTES
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JAVIER MANUEL FELIX-GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15045PP Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/8/2015 Suspension End: 4/14/2015
Ruling Text: Careless Riding APPRENTICE JOCKEY JAVIER M. FELIX,JR. IS HEREBY SUSPENDED SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS APRIL 8,2015 THROUGH APRIL 14,2015 INCLUSIVE, FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT "AY UP PAPI" TO BEAR IN THROUGH THE STRETCH CAUSING INTERFERENCE AND INTIMIDATION IN RACE #6 ON MARCH 28,2015 RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 8TH TO IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234 AND 163.471(A). 163.234 CROSSING AND WEAVING. DURING THE RUNNING OF A RACE, WHEN CLEAR, A HORSE MAY BE TAKEN TO ANOTHER PART OF THE COURSE BUT A HORSE MAY NOT CROSS OR WEAVE IN FRONT OF OTHER HORSES IN SUCH A WAY THAT WOULD IMPEDE THEM OR CONSTITUTE OR CAUSE INTERFERENCE OR INTIMIDATION. 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER 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 PA. 58 CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MIGUEL FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15058PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling After being warned previously, Trainer MIGUEL FERNANDEZ is hereby fined the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) for failure to have Workmen's Compensation Insurance on file on MARCH 27, 2015, for his employee, in violation of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 165.155. Every corporation licensed, owner, jockey, or trainer who employs or hires any person or persons required by the laws of the Commonwealth to be covered by Workmen's Compensation shall furnish proof satisfactory to the Commission that such corporation, owner, jockey, or trainer has adequate Workmen's Compensation Insurance in Pennsylvania. No person who employs or hires any other persons required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be covered by Workmen's Compensation shall be licensed, unless said person is carrying adequate Workmen's Compensation Insurance. Any licensee who fails to comply with such laws and with this section, shall suffer the penalties imposed by the laws and by these rules and regulations. ANY FURTHER VIOLATIONS OF THIS OFFENSE MAY RESULT IN A HIGHER FINE IN THE FUTURE. FINE DUE APRIL 12, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 22, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOSEPH O CRANE Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15056PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON RECEIVING AN ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THETRAINER LICENSE #8227659 OF JOSEPH CRANE JR., IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: TAYLOR MICHAEL HOLE Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-63 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
failure to do reported weight
Name: FRANCISCO GARCIA Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15059PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation) BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO PENN NATIONAL RACING OFFICIALS (THE STARTER AND ASSISTANT STARTER) IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AND CONTINUING STRIKING THE HORSE BIG BAD BUBBA BEHIND THE GATE ON MARCH 27, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 12, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 22, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MANUEL GUTIERREZ-LOPEZ Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-360 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Manuel Gutierrez having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard “Bederinas Miracle Rf” in the second race, March 23, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Gutierrez a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Manuel Gutierrez is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: L SALVADOR MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-361 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey L. Salvador Martinez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Friday, March 27, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Grant the Star”  in the 2nd  race, March 23, 2015, at Sunland Park is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: which states in pertinent part that “ A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts.  If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.”
 
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.”
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed L. Salvador Martinez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars $100.00. The fine is to be paid on or before April 26, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
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: L SALVADOR MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-5 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, L. Salvador Martinez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 27, 2015 for carless unsafe and improper ridding and having fulfilled the conditions required, (having paid all fines assessed) in Rulings #15609, is hereby reinstated, and restored, as of April 14, 2015.
 
 
 
(This ruling to supersede Ruling# 15609 issued on March 27, 2015 .)
 
Name: SANDRA E CONNER Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15057PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure or late to lasix security barn SHIPPERS ARE REQUIRED TO ARRIVE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO TREATMENT DEADLINE. YOU WERE LATE ARRIVING WITH THE HORSE PAYTON'S VICTORY FOR THE 1ST RACE ON MARCH 25, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA.CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.305(H) AND (K). SECTION 163.305(H): Once a horse is placed on the bleeder list it shall be presented to the pre-race security stall between 4 l/2 and 5 l/2 hours prior to the post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to start. Once placed in the security area, a horse shall remain in there until it is taken to the paddock to be saddled for the race. The bleeder medication shall be administered no less than 4 hours prior to post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to run. SECTION 163.305(K): While in the security area, the horse shall be in the care, custody and control of the trainer or a licensed person assigned by him. The trainer shall be responsible for the condition, care and handling of the horse while it remains in the security area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 11, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 21, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-352 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Ruiz Amaya having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the 1st race, Friday, March 20, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
Daniel Ruiz Amaya is found to be in violation of:
15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Ruiz Amaya penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before April 22, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC:  Which states 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: BARBARA JEAN BROWN Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-341 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Barbara Brown having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to enter the horse Indian Tiva  to correct Salix/Lasix status in the sixth race on March 21, 2015 at Sunland Park.  Barbara Brown is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Barbara Brown a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before April 22, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Barbara Brown is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
 
15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: which states in pertinent part that “Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(15) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is responsible for maintaining knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in his/her care.”
 
Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-346 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Wesley T. Giles, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 14, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Holelottastreakin Eh” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the fourth race on March 14, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(It was determined on race day that owner Tracey Matthews was not licensed).
 
Wesley T. Giles is found to be in violation of:
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner(s), Lessors(s) and or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.”
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Wesley T. Giles a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before April 21, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-343 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Martin Orona, Jr  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: ( flipping halter off),  at time of entry on the horse Cc Will Run for U entered in the third race, on March 21, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Martin Orona, Jr  a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a second related violation at this meeting.  The fine is to paid on or before April 22, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Martin Orona, Jr  is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: JOSEREY MELENDEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-326 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey   JOSEREY MELENDEZ,  having appeared (via representative Daniel Ruiz Amaya) before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Separate Knockout ” in the  first race, Monday, March 16, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSEREY MELENDEZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 20, 2015,in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 JOSEREY MELENDEZ is found to be in violation of:
Name: GERARDO CANO Ruling Date: 3/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-59 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Attached signed Ruling
Name: GUADALUPE MUNOZ Ruling Date: 3/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-319 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Guadalupe Munoz Jr.,  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (blinkers off) at time of entry on the horse “Generating Cash”, entered in the 5th race, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Sunland Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this second rule violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed Guadalupe Munoz Jr.  a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before April 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JESIERE M MEDINA Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-313 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JESIERE MARIE MEDINA having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding failure to be excused from, or to honor her riding engagement in the sixth race, Friday, March 13, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESIERE MARIE MEDINA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before April 13, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
JESIERE MARIE MEDINA is found to be in violation of:
Name: KELLYN DEAN GORDER Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-039 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Kellyn Gorder is fined $200.00 for being late to the Padock with two horses for the eighth race on March 12, 2015, $100.00 each for "Joy Boy" and "Bourbonize", a violation of ASRC Rule #2121.  This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commision.
Name: JOSE ANTONIO LEON Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-309 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JOSE ANTONIO LEON, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date in the matter of a summary suspension issued on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Sunland Park (refer to ruling 2015-SUN-302), regarding an altercation near the Paddock area on March 8, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that JOSE ANTONIO LEON be issued a penalty of the following:
 
    1. A fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00);
    2. Probation for the remainder of the Sunland Park meeting (through April 13, 2015, inclusive).
 
Any further related incidents will result in further action.
 
 
(This ruling to supersede ruling 2015-SUN-302  issued March 9, 2015, at Sunland Park).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: JULIAN O CANET Ruling Date: 3/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15054PN Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing, Possession of equipment for hypodermic injection Owner/Trainer Julian Canet appeared at a Stewards' hearing held on March 25, 2015 for possession of a loaded syringe and needle on his person on the grounds of Penn National Race Course on March 12, 2015. Evidence presented by the Commission included testimony from the Commission's Special Investigators as to where and how the loaded syringe and needle was found and their account of the search and subsequent interview with Mr. Canet. Also provided as evidence was a signed statement from Mr. Canet admitting to his intent to use the loaded syringe and needle on his horse, Foxie Afleet, prior to it racing in the first race, March 12, 2015. The loaded syringe and needle was sent to the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory and was confirmed as containing Glycopyrrolate (ROBINUL). Mr. Canet refused to answer questions and declined to provide a statement during the hearing. Based on the testimony and evidence presented during the hearing and Mr. Canet's failure to refute the allegations against him it is the opinion of the Pennsylvania Racing Commission's Penn National Board of Stewards that Mr. Canet is in violation of 58 PA Code Section 163.302(a)(2)(3), Section 163.309, 163.310, 163.312, in his attempt to administer a drug to his horse on race day and amounts to him attempting to fix a race by giving his horse an advantage over other horses in the race. The Board of Stewards hereby REVOKES all licenses held by Mr. Canet with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission. Please note that you have the right to appeal this decision in writing to the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission within ten (10) days after receiving notice of this decision as set forth in 58 Pa. Code, Section 163.481(a). The mailing address for an appeal is: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission 2301 North Cameron Street Room 304 Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 ATTN: Walter Remmert Phone (717) 787-5196 SECTION 163.302(A)(2)(3): (a) Policy. The purpose of this section and §§ 163.303—163.318 is to protect the integrity of horse racing, to guard the health of the horse and to safeguard the interests of the public and the racing participants through the prohibition or control of drugs and medications or substances foreign to the natural horse. In this context: (2) A person acting alone or in concert may not administer or cause to be administered a substance to a horse entered to race by injection, oral administration, rectal infusion or suppository, or by inhalation within 24 hours prior to the scheduled post time for the first race, except as otherwise provided (3) A person other than a veterinarian may not have in his possession equipment for hypodermic injection of a substance for hypodermic administration. A person other than a veterinarian may not have a foreign substance, within the area of the race track complex, which can be administered internally to a horse by a route, except for an existing condition and as prescribed by a veterinarian. The supply of the prescribed foreign substance, by a veterinarian, shall be limited by ethical practice consistent with the purposes of this paragraph. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.310: A person found guilty by the Commission of participation in or knowledge of the fact that a narcotic, stimulant or drug has been administered to a horse shall be ruled off of all tracks in this Commonwealth. If a person licensed by the Commission to operate a race track, or if an officer or director of an association or corporation licensed by the Commission to operate a race track is found guilty by the Commission of participation in or knowledge of the fact that a narcotic, stimulant or drug has been administered to a horse, the license of the person or association shall be revoked SECTION 163.312: The stewards or the Commission, or both, or their designees, shall have the right to enter buildings, stables, rooms or other places within the grounds of an association, and to examine them and to inspect and examine the personal property and effects of a person, within these places. A person granted a license by the Commission, by accepting his license, consents to the search and seizures of hypodermic syringes, hypodermic needles or other devices, and drugs, stimulants or narcotics which could be, used in connection therewith, or appliances—electrical, mechanical or otherwise—other than the ordinary equipment, of the nature as could affect the speed or racing condition of a horse.
Name: JULIAN O CANET Ruling Date: 3/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15054PN Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing, Possession of equipment for hypodermic injection The request by Julian Canet for an APPEAL of Penn National Race Course Board of Stewards' Ruling No. 15054PN, dated March 31, 2015, in which all Mr.Canet's Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission licenses were revoked, is hereby GRANTED. The request for supersedeas is also GRANTED.
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Harvey Baeza, having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on March 08,2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 10674, after it was collected from the horse "Duece Coup" which finished first in the 3rd race, Monday, November 03, 2014, at Zia Park; the hearing was held in absentia.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 212 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC performed by Louisiana State Lab confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 183 pg/+ /ml).
 
Harvey Baeza is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Harvey Baeza a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
      (March 19, 2015, through May 18,  2015,  inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Monday, November 03, 2014 at Zia Park;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Harvey Baeza is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Harvey Baeza  are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
                                                 
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-299 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End: 5/18/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-299 - Modified Ruling
Ruling date corrected to show 031915-051815
Name: RAYMOND MORITZ CARLISLE Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-301 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Raymond Carlisle having been duly notified, and failing to appear on March 08, 2015 before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM10674, after it was collected from the horse “Duece Coup” which finished first in the 3rd race, Monday, November 03, 2014 at Zia Park; the hearing was held in absentia.
 
Raymond Carlisle is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Duece Coup”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Horse and the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be a  disqualification, loss of purse for the 3rd race, Monday, November 03, 2014 at, Zia Park.
In addition, “Duece Coup” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Raymond Carlisle a penalty of loss of purse of the 3rd race, Monday, November 03, 2014 at Zia Park.
 
 
(Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                              CONNIE ESTES      ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
 
 
Name: JOSE ANTONIO LEON Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-302 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Jose Leon, having been the subject of a physical altercation with another licensee on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in the paddock are at Sunland Park Racetrack and having been noticed to appear before the Board of Stewards on this day.
The Board of Stewards hereby orders the summary suspension of this licensee pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Sunland Park. .
This ruling is in accordance with:
15.2.1.9 DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION:
B. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE STEWARDS:
  (3)     Summary suspension.   (a)     If the stewards determine that a licensee's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the stewards may summarily suspend the license pending a hearing.
                              (b)     A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the third day after the license was summarily suspended.  The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the three-day limit.
                              (c)     The stewards shall conduct a hearing on the summary suspension in the same manner as other disciplinary hearings.  At a hearing on a summary suspension, the sole issue is whether the licensee's license should remain suspended pending a final disciplinary hearing and ruling.
(4)     Notice.       (a)     Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards 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.
                              (b)     Notice given under this section must include: a statement of the time, place and nature of the hearing; a statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing is to be held; a reference to the particular sections of the statutes or rules involved; a short, plain description of the alleged conduct that has given rise to the disciplinary hearing; the possible penalties that may be imposed.
                              (c)     If possible, the stewards or their designee shall hand deliver the written notice of the disciplinary hearing to the person who is the subject of the hearing.  If hand delivery is not possible, the stewards shall forthwith mail the notice to the person's last known address, as found in the commission's licensing files, by regular mail.  If the disciplinary hearing involves an alleged medication violation that could result in the disqualification of a horse, the stewards shall provide notice of the hearing to the owner of the horse in the manner provided by this subsection.
 
During said time of suspension Mr. Leon  is excluded from all areas of the grounds under the Jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(f) NMAC.
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that ""An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: LARRY ALLEN NEWSOM Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-304 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Larry Newsom, (as et al for the Stable name Thunderstruck Racing), having been duly notified, and having appeared (via Trainer Juan Baeza), before the Board of Stewards on March 08, 2015 regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM09668, after it was collected from the horse “Ihaventdecidedyet” which finished second in the 11th race, Sunday, September 07, 2014, at Zia Park;
Larry Newsom, (as et al for the Stable name Thunderstruck Racing) , is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Ihaventdecidedyet”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Larry Newsom, (as et al for the Stable name Thunderstruck Racing), a penalty of loss of purse of the second race, Sunday, September 07, 2014, at Zia Park.
 
(Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                              CONNIE ESTES                               ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: SAMUEL ROBLEDO Ruling Date: 3/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-275 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Samuel Robledo, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (blinkers off) at time of entry on the horse “Kym Who”,
 entered in the tenth race, on Sunday, March 01, 2015 at Sunland Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this second rule violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed Samuel Robledo a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before March 31, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: CAMILO NICOLAS Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-260 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey CAMILO NICOLAS having appeared (via Jockey representative Tanner Thedford) before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding which resulted in a disqualification of his mount “Jesse Bull” in the fourth race, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CAMILO NICOLAS a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
CAMILO NICOLAS is found to be in violation of:
Name: WILLIE C PADILLA Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-258 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Willie C Padilla.,  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on March 01, 2015, for the ineligible entry of "Hotdoggin Deputy" entered to race this date. The owner of record for the horse “Hotdoggin Deputy” is listed as Jose Cruz Valdez. Records show Jose Cruz Valdez.’s NMSRC owner’s license has  expired  and has not been renewed.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission".  
16.47.1.9 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed".   
16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for  representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing".   
15.2.5.8 (B)(2)NMAC:  Which state in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed owner.”
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty of  one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
This fine is to be paid on or before March 31, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1) NMAC.
Failure to ay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: BONIFACIO PEREZ Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-248 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Bonifacio Perez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Hi Tower” in the 1st race, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before March 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-256 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Cody Reynolds, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
(Failure to secure a current Owner license for his horse Malcom Quinn in the third race February 28, 2015 at Sunland Park necessitating a late scratch)
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Cody Reynolds the following penalty, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid by March 30, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance:
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission".  
16.47.1.9 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed".   
16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for  representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing".   
15.2.5.8 (B)(2)NMAC:  Which state in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed owner.”
 
 
Name: PEDRO J GRANVILLE Ruling Date: 2/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15060PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO GRANVILLE HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #255079F(IM) TAKEN FROM THE HORSE QUIET MIRACLE WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 8TH RACE, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, TESTED POSITIVE FOR NAPROXEN. TRAINER PEDRO GRANVILLE 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, OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO GRANVILLE IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(B), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO GRANVILLE IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him. FINE DUE APRIL 15, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 25, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-226 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Norberto Arroyo, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 23, 2015 for careless riding, while aboard “Suva Harbor” in the 9th race, February  22, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.  The horse “Suva Harbor” was disqualified from first place and placed 8th for interference.      For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).   The fine is to be paid on or before March 5, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.   Licensee is found to be in violation of:   15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (a) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul. “ 15.2.1.9(b) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check." 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
Name: ADAN FUENTES Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-229 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Adan Fuentes, having appeared before the Board of Stewards Monday, February 23, 2015 for careless riding, while aboard “Hit the Track Running” in the third race, Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Sunland Park;   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Adan Fuentes a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 21, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.     Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.   Licensee is found to be in violation of:   15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (a) Which States in pertinent part “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul. “
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-1 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-1 - Appeal Submitted
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-1 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-1 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-1 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-1 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-1 - Appeal Submitted to Circuit Court
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-1 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-HOO-1 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MIGUEL A PEREZ Ruling Date: 2/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-173 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Miguel Perez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 09, 2015 for  standing up before the finish in race six at Sunland Park racetrack on  February 08, 2015, was found in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Miguel Perez  a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 13, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5 (E) (5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Horses shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey shall not ease up or coast to the finish, without adequate cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money”.
 
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-KEE-1 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-KEE-1 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-KEE-2 - Appeal Submitted
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-KEE-2 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-KEE-2 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-KEE-2 - Appeal Waived
Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-118 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JULIETA NEXY TORRES,  (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES)  having been duly notified, and having failed to appear for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 30, 2015, said hearing was held in absentia, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM10646, after it was collected from the horse “Jess a Dynasty” which finished first in the 11th  race, November 1, 2014 at Zia Park.
 
JULIETA NEXY TORRES (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Jess a Dynasty”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Third offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction:  Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.  
 
For this third Category B violation within a 365 day period, the Board of Stewards assessed JULIETA NEXY TORRES (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) a penalty as follows: (1) Disqualification and loss of purse of the 11th race, November 1, 2014, at Zia Park, and (2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars, ($5,000.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
In addition, “Jess a Dynasty” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian’s list for 45 days, (January 30, 2015 through March 16, 2015, inclusive) and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
(Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: VINCENT FIENGO Ruling Date: 1/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15041PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling TRAINER VINCENT FIENGO IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR DRIVING IN THE STABLE AREA WITHOUT A VALID DIRVERS LICENSE AND LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 165.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO...
Name: STEVE ROBERT MARGOLIS Ruling Date: 1/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-012 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Steve Margolis is fined $100.00 for failing to have the proper paperwork completed with the State Veterinarian prior to entry of "Beah Beah" for the ninth race on January 19, 2015 to meet the procedural requirements established by the Arkansas Racing Commission and Oaklawn Park to be in compliance with ARC Rule #1232 (A) (a).  This ruling may be appealed within three days of the ruling date to the Arkansas Racing Commission.  
Name: GUADALUPE MUNOZ Ruling Date: 12/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-362 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Guadalupe Munoz, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 13, 2014 for a confirmed positive test for the class IV drug Phenylbutazone which was found in sample# NM10781 after it was collected from the horse “Super Firecracker” which finished in first place in the fifth race on October 05, 2014 at Zia Park;
 
Guadalupe Munoz, Jr is found to be in violation of :
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The use of Phenylbutazone shall be permitted and administered in such dosage amount that the official terst sample shall not exceed 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Guadalupe Munoz a penalty of a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before January 13, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.  
 
Please refer to related rulings issued on this date.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUAN M. GONZALEZ,  having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel, and interpreter Juan Carlos Gonzalez) before the Board of Stewards on December 6, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Trenbolone, Hydroxy-trenbolone and Epi-trenbolone", which was found in sample #NM07163, after it was collected from the horse "Rocked Up" which finished third in the 5th race, Saturday July 05, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Trenbolone at 7.2 ng/ml., Hydroxy-trenbolone and Epi-trenbolone at 45 ng/ml. Split sampling rights, per 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to in a timely manner and sent to NMHA, but declined by LSU who would not accept refered sample for test, only Texas A & M would accept, Horseman would not send.)
  
Juan M. Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9.(A)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “Drugs in this class have no generally accepted medical use in the race horse and their pharmacological potential for altering the performance of a race is VERY HIGH.
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days  (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of onr-thousand, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, JUAN M. Gonzalez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of JUAN M. Gonzalez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner and Horse).
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Superseded entered in error-this ruling is modified not superseded-12/18/14
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-408 - Modified Ruling
Modification/Correction
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days  (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 IN THE ORIGINAL RULING:
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days  (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-408 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-408 - Appeal Withdrawn see attached withdrawal
Name: MARIO R DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/2/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-357 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Mario R. Dominguez, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with Trainer Javier Roman Jr.) on this date before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM07613, after it was collected from the horse “Carefulwithmyheart” which finished third in the 2nd race, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
Mario R. Dominguez is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Carefulwithmyheart”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mario R. Dominguez a penalty of loss of purse of the second race, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                              CONNIE ESTES                              ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Mr. Dominguez further agrees/stipulates that he has been advised of appeal rights, and herby waives any/all appeal rights associated with this case. Additionally, Trainer Javier Roman Jr. has also been made aware of his appeal rights, and also agrees to waive any/all appeal rights, as provided in  15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC:
 
 
 
 
Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 12/1/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-354 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/3/2014 Suspension End: 1/31/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Javier Roman Jr, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 07613, after it was collected from the horse "Carefulwithmyheart” which finished third in the 2nd race, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 457 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded; with said split sampling by LSU lab indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 1.739 ng/ml, or 1,739 pg/ml).
 
Javier Roman Jr is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Javier Roman Jr. a penalty as follows:
(1)    A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (December 3, 2014, through,    
         January 31, 2015, inclusive);
(2)    A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3)    Loss of purse of the second race, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Javier Roman Jr.    is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Javier Roman Jr  are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, and, issued this date, at Zia Park).
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                   DAVID KEITER                                         CONNIE ESTES                                          ED L'ECUYER
 
Mr. Roman Jr. further agrees/stipulates that he has been advised of  appeal rights, and hereby waives any/all  appeal rights associated with this case. Additionally, Owner Mario Dominguez has also been made aware of his appeal rights, and also agrees to waive any/all appeal rights. As provided by 15.2.1. 9(B)(9)(b)NMAC:
Name: JAIME DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-324 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jaime Dominguez, having paid the fine assessed in ruling 2014-DAA-42, and having otherwise fulfilled the conditions required in said ruling;
 
This matter having come before the Stewards, it is hereby ordered that Jaime Dominguez is reinstated, effective November 1, 2014.  
Name: David Scott Peck Ruling Date: 11/13/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 41-2014 Appeal Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Denied, Withdrawn, or Waived
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION
 
IN THE MATTER OF
D. SCOTT PECK
 
DECISION ON APPEAL OF THE STEWARDS' RULING
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS
 
This appeal is before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (the "DTRC") pursuant to the provisions of DTRC Rule 19. Following the second race on June 5, 2014, the DTRC's official chemist determined that the blood sample taken from the horse HIRAM (trained by D. Scott Peck("Mr. Peck")) tested positive for Methocarbonal (Robaxin). Mr Peck requestd that a split sample be tested by theUniversity of California, Davis, ane the UC-Davis test on the split sample confirmed the positive test. Mr. Peck was noticed for and appeared at a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 5, 2014 and, in Ruling 41-2014 the Stewards imposed a fine of $1,000 and Hiram was disqualified from purse moneys for the second race on June 5, 2014. Mr Peck filed a timely appeal to the DTRC and appeared without legal counsel at a public hearing before DTRC on November 13, 2014. The DTRC was represented at the hearing by Deputy Attorney General Andrew G. Kerber and the Board of Stewards was represented by Deputy Attorney General Edward Black.
 
ORDER
 
Having considered the evidence presented it is the decision of the DTRC that Mr. Peck should be given a stern written warning, no fine be assessed, no days suspension imposed and no revocation of purse.
 
SO ORDERED this 14th day of January, 2015
Name: MARTIN N PEREZ Ruling Date: 10/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2014-Comm-38 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See attached D&O
Name: GABINO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 10/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2014-Comm-40 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 8500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See Attached D&O
Name: EDUARDO ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3540814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER EDUARDO GONZALEZ (LIC #96091443) OF RULINGS #2959513, #2960513 #2961513, #2956513, #2957513 AND #2958513 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON DECEMBER 16, 2013. RULING: 3540814 DECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on June 26, 2014 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant and his horses shall be assessed a penalty as follows: I. A fine in the amount of (i) five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the third offense violation of Clenbuterol and (ii) five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the fourth offense violation of Clenbuterol for a total fine amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000); II. A suspension of (i) one (1) year for the third violation of Clenbuterol and (ii) one (1) year suspension for the fourth offense violation of Clenbuterol for a total suspension of two (2) years; III. Loss of purse for the two horses (i) Desert Delish Cash and (ii) Celebrity Dasher; IV. These two horse be unplaced; V. These two horses must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission; and VI. Appellant and any race animal owned or trained by or under the care or supervision of Appellant be excluded from any and all part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order. Date: ____________ _________________________________ Chairman Doughty
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 7/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-2 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/24/2014 Suspension End: 4/8/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-DAA-2 - Ruling Final Outcome used as a test ruling.
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 7/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-2 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/24/2014 Suspension End: 4/8/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-DAA-2 - Modified Penalty
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 7/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-2 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/24/2014 Suspension End: 4/8/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-DAA-2 - D & O Rescinded See Documents titled 1234 in Documents
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 7/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-2 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/24/2014 Suspension End: 4/8/2015
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on DATE: 08/08/204 is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Narrative if any: test narrative  
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before DATE:08/08/2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 7/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-2 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/24/2014 Suspension End: 4/8/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-DAA-2
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 7/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-2 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/24/2014 Suspension End: 4/8/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-DAA-2 - Waived
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 7/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-2 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/24/2014 Suspension End: 4/8/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-DAA-2 - Appeal Submitted
Name: BERNIE A. LEYBA Ruling Date: 7/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0464414 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/13/2014 Suspension End: 9/21/2014
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0464414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 14, 2014 Trainer BERNIE ASENIO LEYBA (DOB: 01/09/1945 NMSRC LICENSE #:76073268 ) having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 13, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM06954, after it was collected from the horse "She's Cool as Ice" which finished first in the 5th race, Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Sun Ray Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 860 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, per 15.2.6.10 (D) were afforded, however Mr. Leyba declined to exercise split sampling rights within the allowable time frame).. BERNIE ASENIO LEYBA is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to the limitation of a Clenbuterol finding in a urine sample at 140 pg/ml, effective April 2, 2014. 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 BERNIE ASENIO LEYBA a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of sixty (60) calendar days (July 24, 2014, through September 21, 2014, inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000); (3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Sun Ray Park; This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, BERNIE ASENIO LEYBA 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 BERNIE ASENIO LEYBA are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner and Horse, as outlined in related rulings 0465414, and 0466414, issued this date, at Ruidoso Downs). BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS _____________________ _______________________ _____________________ DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: KRISTOPHER ROBEN CORDOVA Ruling Date: 1/31/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3142514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/25/2014 Suspension End: 7/25/2015
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3142514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: January 31, 2014 Trainer KRISTOPHER ROBEN CORDOVA (DOB: 07/04/1984 NMSRC LICENSE #56082280) having been duly notified, and having appeared (with telephonic counsel) before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM04559 after it was collected from the horse "Rockncorona" which finished first in the second race, Monday, November 25, 2013, at Zia Park; (Mr. Cordova and his Attorney both declined to be sworn in for testimony for this hearing. The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 628 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided by 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but declined by, Mr. Cordova). Trainer KRISTOPHER R. CORDOVA is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer KRISTOPHER R. CORDOVA a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of one year, (July 25, 2014 through July 25, 2015, inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of five-thousand dollars ($5,000.00); (3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race Monday, November 25, 2013, at Zia Park (4) Referral of this case to the NMSRC for any additional action deemed necessary, per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC. This is a third offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer KRISTOPHER R. CORDOVA 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 KRISTOPHER R. CORDOVA are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings 3143514, and 3144514, issued this date, at Sunland Park). BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS _____________________ _______________________ _____________________ RON WALKER DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: MARTIN N PEREZ Ruling Date: 1/15/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3395814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3395814 DATE: January 15, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF MARTIN N. PEREZ, (DOB 10/29/1965), (LIC # 73173394) OF RULINGS #3056514, #3057514 and #3058514 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON JANUARY 6, 2014. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of MARTIN N. PEREZ is issued per District Court Judge C. Shannon Bacon issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: SAMUEL J KEYROUZE Ruling Date: 7/23/2013
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 13266PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/2/2013 Suspension End: 3/27/2015
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility SUBJECT OF RULING #13266 PN DATED JULY 23, 2013 HAS SETTLED THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS (AGREEMENT WITH SANDOR HORVATH WITH CHECK #2199), AS OF MARCH 27, 2015.
Name: ALVIN SMITH Ruling Date: 10/25/2012
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 19461 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Court Ordered Petition for Appeal of Adjudication of  Louisiana State Racing Commission & Restraining Order issued.
Name: ALVIN SMITH Ruling Date: 6/16/2012
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 19461 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/16/2012 Suspension End: 12/16/2012
Ruling Text: Dermorphin was reported in post race plasma and urine samples taken from Dashin Forward the second finisher of race 7 (Laddie Futurity), May 26, 2012. Trainer Alvin Smith declined his right to have the split portion tested. Following a stewards hearing, trainer Alvin Smith is suspended six months, denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission,and the purse ordered redistributed. In the opinion of the stewards the penalty imposed is insufficient therefore the case is referred to LSRC for further action.



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