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. >3/24/2015<

245 Total Rulings compiled at: 3/29/2015 11:44:00 PM G.M.T.

Name: JOE LAWSON LAUGHERTY Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0042 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of this notification from the HFL Sport Science Laboratory the official chemist for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission sample number 0061659 taken from BIG BLUE STORM in the fifth race at Turfway Park on March 8, 2015 was found to contain flunixin (Class C), at a level of 26 ng/ml in blood (first offense in 365 days). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS. Purse monies and pari-mutuel wagering are not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling you have thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed by this ruling to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, Subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 8, Subsection (1) (b)
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, Subsection (4)(a) b.(b)
                             
 
                                                                                                                      By Order of the Stewards
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-368 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador R. Soto, having been properly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sunday March 29, 2015, for a confirmed medication overage for permitted NSAID's Class IV drug Flunixin which was found in sample # NM10249 after it was collected from the horse “Royal Kettle” which finished in 1st place in the 4th race on 01/02/2015 at Sunland Park.  Mr. Soto is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 45.2 ng/ml in plasma or serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined by, Mr. Soto).
 
For this violation second violation within 365 days, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador R. Soto a penalty as follows:   A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before 04/29/15  in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
  
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood plasma”.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
 
15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of the horse, as outlined in related ruling  issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: TAMMY LYNNE BANKSON Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0041 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of the notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official chemist for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number 0061593 taken from GOOB in the tenth race at Turfway Park on March 6, 2015 was found to contain flunixin (Class C) at a concentration of 28 ng/ml in blood which constitutes an overage of the allowable amount. This ruling is to inform you that a warning has been issued and any further overages within 365 days will be considered a violation. Purse monies and pari-mutuel wagering are not affected by this ruling.
 
                                        
810 KAR 1:018  Section 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:018  Section 8, subsection (1)(b)
810 KAR 1:028  Section 4, subsection (4)(a) b. (b)
     
 
                                                                                                                      
By Order of the Stewards
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-369 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER, having paid the fine assessed in ruling 2014-SUN-492 and having otherwise fulfilled the conditions required in said ruling;
 
This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER is hereby reinstated, effective February 27, 2015.
Name: ESGAR RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-371 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 ESGAR RAMIREZ,  having appeared (via Jockey Representative) before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Taleas Fury” in the  second race, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ESGAR RAMIREZ a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). 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.
 
ESGAR RAMIREZ is found to be in violation of:
Name: ESGAR RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-374 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 Esgar Ramirez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sunday,  March 29, 2015,  for failure maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts, while aboard “El Damazo”  in the 5th  race, March 28, 2015, at Sunland Park is found to be in violation of:
 
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.”
  
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed  Esgar Ramirez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars $200.00. 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: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-370 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jose Daniel Ruiz having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard “Alissas Spice Girl” in the first race, March 27, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Daniel Ruiz a penalty of a fine 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.
 
Jose Daniel Ruiz is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-373 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
issued in error
Name: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-372 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Issued in error.
Name: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-373 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jose Daniel Ruiz , having appeared (via Jockey Represenative) before the Board of Stewards on this day for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, which led to a disqualification of his mount, "Miracle Fish" in the third race on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Daniel Ruiz a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before April 29, 2015, in
Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-375 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/6/2015 Suspension End: 3/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Daniel Ruiz Amaya having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard “Corona Hot Flash” in the third race, March 28, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Daniel Ruiz Amaya a penalty of a two day riding suspension, (04/06/2015 and 04/10/2015).
 
The term of this suspension shall not preclude participation in designated races.
 
Daniel Ruiz Amaya is found to be in violation of:
 
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: 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 (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
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: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-365 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 “Miracle Fish” that finished 4th in the third race, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of this double disqualification, the horse was placed fourth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
  
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
1st  Jesses Lady                      6th  Im Rowdy James
2nd  Threedeewoodee             7th  Wagon Full of Gold
3rd  Mr Jess Runner              8th  Corona Hot Flash
4th  Miracle Fish                     9th Political Report
5th  Volten                               Scratch – Ima Tempting Dash
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-364 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 “Corona Hot Flash” that finished 3rd in the third race, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of this double disqualification, the horse was placed eighth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
  
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
1st  Jesses Lady                      6th  Im Rowdy James
2nd  Threedeewoodee             7th  Wagon Full of Gold
3rd  Mr Jess Runner              8th  Corona Hot Flash
4th  Miracle Fish                     9th Political Report
5th  Volten                               Scratch – Ima Tempting Dash
                                                
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-366 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 “Apollitical Sign” that finished 8th in the fifth race, Saturday, March 28, 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  Tempting Destiny                       6th   Mr Special Cartel
2nd  El Damazo                                    7th  This Fire Is Cold
3rd  Luv Supreme                                8th  Stolis Bud
4th  Pycs Little Lady                           9th  Chicks Deville
5th  V P Cornbread                           10th  Apollitical Sign
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: LUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-65 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
failed to make reported weight
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: GUILLERMO J RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 3/28/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-64 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Allowed his mount to continure outwards interfering with another horse after the start
Name: RONNIE H WRENN Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-98 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/26/2015 Suspension End: 3/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Mr. Wrenn was talking to another driver on the race track after the post parade of race 10 on 3/24/15. His action was against the best interest of racing. The penalty reflects multiple offenses and warnings. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29(A)(1)&(12)  17-99  12-26-(A)(10)  12-99
Name: RONNIE H WRENN Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-99 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Wrenn failed to drive when programed on #7 Gunnin' Forafight in race 14 on 3/24/15. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99  
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: N
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: MARVIN D RABER Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-101 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 75 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Raber has paid his fines at Northfield Park and is restored to good standing in Ohio. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-99
Name: JASON ROBERT THOMPSON Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-97 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #3 Nittany Nation in race 8 on 3/24/15 he came down before the half and interfered with #4 Marigold Bloom. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11  17-99
Name: AARON EDWARD MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-96 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/27/2015 Suspension End: 3/29/2015
Ruling Text:
Mr. Merriman was talking to another driver on the race track after the post parade of race 10 on 3/24/15. His action was against the best interest of racing. The penalty reflects multiple offenses and warnings. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29(A)(1)&(12)  17-99  12-26(A)(10)  12-99
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: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
failure to do reported weight
Name: Eddie Clouston Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2015-MP-30 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER EDDIE CLOUSTON IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS FOR FAILURE TO HAVE REGISTRATION PAPERS FOR "PASSIONFORALL" RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH FROM THE 6TH RACE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25,2015.
Name: ROBERT KRENITSKY Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-100 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Krenitsky made a late driver change on #5 TSM Soul Sister in race 13 on 3/26/15. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30   15-99
Name: Mike D Smith Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-102 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Smith is hereby suspended until he appears before the judges at Northfield Park. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29(B)(1)  17-99
Name: ARNALDO BOCACHICA Ruling Date: 3/27/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-62 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/1/2015 Suspension End: 4/4/2015
Ruling Text:
suspended for angling his mount inward causing interference to two other horses
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: ALEXANDER C THOMAS Ruling Date: 3/26/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-61 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/29/2015 Suspension End: 4/11/2015
Ruling Text:
Careless riding causing a jockey to be dropped during a race
Name: FLOYD JAMES WETHEY Ruling Date: 3/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-047 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/1/2015 Suspension End: 4/3/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Floyd Wethey, Jr. is suspended three racing days, Wednesday, April, 1, 2015, Thursday, April 2, 2015, and Friday, April 3, 2015, for allowing "Nicoles Bullet" to drift down twice without being clear of "Sugarsboro" causing "Sugarsboro" to steady shortly after the start of the fifth race on March 25, 2015, a violation of ARC Rule #2347.   Because "Sugarsboro" finished ahead of "Nicoles Bullet", there was no disqualification.  This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: CHO KWON MYUNG Ruling Date: 3/26/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-074 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/26/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Myung Kwon Cho, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - $3,719.19 to Larry Bell dba Citrus Feed) is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of  Myung Kwon Cho are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine)
Mr. Cho is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO-REYES Ruling Date: 3/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-100 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 3/26/2015
Ruling Text:
Date:  March 26, 2015        TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:   Philip E. Grove
          John J. Burke III
   Adam Campola
 
RULINGS:
 
#15-100 In the matter of jockey Christian Santiago-Reyes, DOB 09/01/1989, 500th 7th Street Apt. #2, Laurel, MD.
 20707, subject of Stewards Ruling #15-090, dated March 15, 2015.
 
 On March 26, 2015, Christian Reyes was represented by HCP Coordinator Siar Karmand 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. Reyes is presently drug free, and testified that Mr. Reyes 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. Reyes, continue in counselling, for a period of no less than three 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 HCP Coordinator, the Stewards, or their designated representative.  [COMAR 09.10.03.05.]
.   
 
 In light of the above, the Stewards hereby order that Christian Santiago-Reyes be reinstated to good standing subject to the above-stated stipulations.
 
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JOSE N MONTANO Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-56 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
allowed his mount to swerve over during the stretch run
Name: ALBERT EUGENE ALSTON Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-41 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Groom, Albert Alston    
                                       License #2402
                                                                                                                          
Groom, Albert Alston, DOB 12/05/1959, SSN XXX-XX-2654, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars & suspended Seven (7) calendar days (days waived due to mitigating circumstances). For a falsification of his 2015 Groom license application (failed to reveal an arrest record). Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (7) (10).     
 
 
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule #3769-7-35.
Name: GARVIS V WILLIAMSON Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-59 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Williamson hereby rescinded authorize agent license # 14991 for Tina Malgarina Mawing as of 3/24/15
Name: JAMES L LUPTON Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-95 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Lupton made a late driver change on #5 Ericskarri in race 12 on 3/23/15.
Name: SYLVESTER JOSEPH CARMOUCHE Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-58 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
failed to do reported weight
Name: SYLVESTER JOSEPH CARMOUCHE Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-60 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Summarily suspended pending outcome of felonous charges
Name: CARLOS L CASTRO Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-57 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2015 Suspension End: 4/2/2015
Ruling Text:
allowed his mount to drift over and cause interference
Name: KENNETH SAMUEL HAMILTON Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-42 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Groom, Kenneth S. Hamilton    
                                       License #2402
                                                                                                                          
Groom, Kenneth S. Hamilton, DOB 06/04/1966, SSN XXX-XX-9039  , is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars & suspended Seven (7) calendar days (days waived due to mitigating circumstances). For a falsification of his 2015 Groom license application (failed to reveal an arrest record). Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (7) (10).     
 
 
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule #3769-7-35.
  
 
Name: RYAN MARTIN ANGUS Ruling Date: 3/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NDP-89 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr.Angus made a late driver change on #4 Master Pine in race 10 on 3/23/15. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30  15-99
Name: MICHAEL ROSSI Ruling Date: 3/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-042-15 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Michael Rossi is fined $200.00 for excessive use of the whip while driving HOORAYFORTHEGRAY in the 3rd race at Dover Downs on March 17, 2015.  DHRC rule: 7.6.13.14.2.3.  All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.  Appeals are due within 48 hours of ruling.
Name: RORY GORRELL NOEL Ruling Date: 3/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2015-NP-T#1 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having appeared before the Board of Stewards, is hereby eligible to apply for a Horse Racing Alberta 2015 license.
Name: JUNIOR NUTON PANTON Ruling Date: 3/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-43 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
RULING INVOLVES: Junior Panton, (Unlicensed Person)  
                                        
                                                                                                                          
Unlicensed Person, Junior Panton, DOB 12/30/1958, SSN XXX-XX-2185. Subject of ruling 2012-57 dated July 20, 2012 at Thistledown Race Track having paid his fine, serving the time, paid court cost and returned purse monies. From ruling #30 dated March 2, 2010 at Beulah Park Race Track is hereby restored to good standings without prejudice. As per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24, Rule#3769-4-26.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 
 
In addition Mr. Junior Panton is referred to the O.S.R.C. with the recommendation that his name be removed from the “STOP LIST”.
Name: TERESA SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 3/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-61 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, TERESA SAUCEDO, LICENSE #205796 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: ANNETTE MALDONADO Ruling Date: 3/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-60 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, ANNETTE MALDONADO, LICENSE #226598 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 1-MDH31 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #5
"BLACK MAGIC EYES" in the 3rd race on Friday, March 20, 2015.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ROBERT BRUCE HECHKOFF Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH32 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Hechkoff is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
While driving #5 "POUNCE HANOVER" in the 12th race on Friday, March 210, 2015, you did drive with your foot out of the stirrup for the majority of the homestretch..
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-7.29 (a)1
                     USTA Rule 18.08   
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: N
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: ROBERT KYLE WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 15-WRD-015 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ON 10/31/2014 ASSISTANT RACING OFFICIAL ROBERT KYLE WILLIAMS REFUSED TO SUBMIT A URINE SAMPLE. LATER ON 3/23/2015, ROBERT KYLE WILLIAMS APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT WRD REQUESTING LICENSE APPROVAL AS AN ASSISTANT RACING OFFICIAL (ASST. STARTER). IT IS THE ORDER OF THE  BOARD OF STEWARDS AT WRD THAT MR. WILLIAMS IS HEREBY MADE ELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE AS AN ASSISTANT RACING OFFICIAL, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS SET FORTH BY THE WRD STEWARDS.
Name: ROBERT J. KRIVELIN Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH30 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Krivelin is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #3 "PERMANENT JOY" in the 2nd race on Friday, March 20, 2015.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ROBERT ALBINO RIVERA Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-351 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Robert Rivera, having been duly notified, and having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “Konas Streaker” that was entered in the second race, Saturday, March 07, 2015 at Sunland Park;
 
("Konas Streaker” was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery as of the date of race, determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected).
 
Robert Rivera is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".
 
(This information is displayed on the daily overnight listing of entries, and is also posted on the Racing office bulletin board).
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Robert Rivera a penalty of a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before April 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Additionally, the horse " Konas Streaker " is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.
 
                                      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: TANNER TROY THEDFORD Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-356 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 Tanner Thedford, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Monday, March 23, 2015 for careless riding, while aboard "Fine Oak Corona" in the 7th race, March 20, 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 Tanner Thedford a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars $200.00. The fine is to be paid on or before April 22, 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: ANDY R MILLER Ruling Date: 3/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH33 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the
"Hubless Rail" pylons, at the top of the stretch, while driving #1 "ASTREOS FLASH" in the
11th race on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
Name: LUIS ALBERTO RANILLA Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Fonner Park
Ruling Number: 2015-FON-5 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/3/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text:
     Having received proper notice and appeared for a formal Stewards hearing, Jockey, Luis Ranilla is hereby suspended three (3) riding days starting Friday, April 3rd, Saturday, April 4th and Friday, April 10, 2015 for violation of Nebraska Racing Rules 17.002.01 and 17.002.04 (careless riding during the stretch run of the tenth (10) race March 21, 2015, and causing his mount "IMMIGRANT EYES" to be disqualified from 1st to 5th place.)
 
     This suspension does not prohibit Mr. Ranilla from riding in designated races pre-approved by the Stewards.
 
 
Name: DAVID CHARLES SIEGEL Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2015-CTE-43 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER DAVID SIEGEL, WHO DROVE "REAL ATTITUDE" IN THE ELEVENTH RACE ON MARCH 15, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIFTY ($50.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1731 (G) (DRIVER INFRACTIONS - FAIL TO COME UP INTO POSITION).
Name: RAFAEL J BEJARANO Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-073 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/28/2015 Suspension End: 4/2/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey RAFAEL BEJARANO, who rode JAZZY JOSH in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on March 21, 2015, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (March 28, 29, and April 2, 2015), for failure to make a proper effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch and causing interference.  This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules – careless riding).  
Pursuant to California Horse racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races) the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: JACK F GILLIGAN Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0040 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2015 Suspension End: 3/29/2015
Ruling Text:
After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Jack F. Gilligan, who rode
MEAGEN’S HOLIDAY in the third race at Turfway Park on March 20, 2015 is hereby suspended three (3) racing days, March 27 through March 29, 2015 (inclusive) for careless riding that resulted in the disqualification of his mount.
 
810 KAR 1:016 Section 13  
 
 
 
By Order of the Stewards
 
Name: THEODORE J SMITH Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-025 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/21/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER THEODORE J. SMITH WAS DIRECTED TO SUBMIT TO A URINE/DRUG TEST. MR. SMITH REFUSED TO PROVIDE A URINE SAMPLE AFTER BEING DIRECTED TO DO SO. THEODORE J. SMITH WAS DIRECTED TO SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT STATING THAT HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE WOULD BE DISCIPLINED ACCORDINGLY. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH,  SAFETY OR WELFARE REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION AND THEREFORE, ORDERS THAT THE OCCUPATION LICENSE OF OWNER THEODORE J. SMITH BE SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY,  3/21/2015.  DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, MR. SMITH IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: ENRIQUE D GARCIA Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-334 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ENRIQUE GARCIA,  having been duly notified, and having appeared (with a translator) before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held to address an investigation of events on, and prior to, February 7, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(Testimony was made to indicate Mr. Garcia worked in a position for which he was not licensed, that he knowingly participated in the capacity of Trainer for two horses (“Babe’s Bonnie Babe” and “Enuf Bull”), that the horses were to be registered under, and to be raced under, another person’s name as Trainer of record. Mr. Garcia initially made appearance on February 9, 2015, at which time he was notified of a pending investigation).
 
ENRIQUE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(h) NMAC:   Detrimental Conduct  
16.47.1.10 (F)(a)    NMAC:   participation with a Program Trainer
 
In accordance with:
15.2.3.8 (B)(1)(b-c-d) NMAC, and also 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(a-j) NMAC.
 
For these rule violations the Board of Stewards assessed ENRIQUE GARCIA a penalty of suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses, effective March 31, 2015, and the matter be referred to the attention of the New Mexico Racing Commission with a recommendation for penalty that Mr. Garcia be sanctioned a six month suspension of any/all NMSRC licenses, a fine in the amount of five -thousand dollars ($5,000.00), and exclusion during said time of applicable suspension, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
 
15.2.1.9(b) NMAC: States "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or any legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission office, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling, and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.00
Name: PEDRO MARTINEZ-JIMENEZ Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-024 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
THE JOCKEY LICENSE ISSUED TO PEDRO MARTINEZ-JIMENEZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN ASSISTANT TRAINER'S LICENSE EFFECTIVE 3/21/2015.
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-339 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO,  having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel) before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held to address an investigation of events on, and prior to, February 7, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(Testimony was made to indicate Mr. Borrego knowingly participated in the capacity of Program Trainer for two horses (“Babe’s Bonnie Babe” and “Enuf Bull”) that were to be registered under, and to be raced under, his name as Trainer, while indicating he was not the actual Trainer of record).
 
ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(h) NMAC:              Detrimental Conduct  
16.47.1.10 (F)(1)(a,b,c,d) NMAC:   Program Trainer
 
In accordance with:
15.2.3.8(B)(1)(b-c-d) NMAC, and also 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(a thru j) NMAC;
 
For these rule violations the Board of Stewards assessed ALFONSO BORREGO  a penalty of suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses, effective March 31, 2015, and the matter be referred to the attention of the New Mexico Racing Commission with a recommendation for penalty that Mr. Borrego be sanctioned a six month suspension of any/all NMSRC licenses, a fine in the amount of five -thousand dollars ($5,000.00), and exclusion during said time of suspension, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
 
15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC: States “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, or Sunday, or any legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission office, or with the Stewards that issued the ruling, and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.00
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-338 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer and Owner ALFONSO BORREGO, having appeared (with counsel) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an investigation of events on February 7, 2015, in the Stable area of Sunland Park;
 
(Mr. Borrego admitted in testimony that he was upset and was the aggressor in an altercation toward another licensee. Sunland Park P.D. also responded to the incident).
 
ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing, or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting. Interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior, or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ALFONSO BORREGO a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  Any probationary clause normally applied with this ruling is hereby vacated, as Mr. Borrego is currently under suspension/excluded.
 
The fine is to be paid on or before any consideration of reinstatement or licensing, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-330 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfonso Borrego having been duly notified, and having appeared, with counsel, before the Board of Stewards on  March 21, 2015 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV C drug Dexamethasone  which was found in sample NM11091, after it was collected from the horse “Marie Leveau  Who”, which finished second in the 8th race, Friday, January 09, 2015 at Sunland Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 323pg/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC,  were afforded but not exercised.) As listed in ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule the Threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.  
 
Alfonso Borrego is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9   MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES  A.  UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES:  The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category.  This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses.  These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so.  
C.  PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:  (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAIDs (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma).  Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and are as follows:
LICENSED TRAINER: 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $1000.00:
 
D.  MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:   (1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race.
16.47.1.10  TRAINERS  B. ABSOLUTE INSURER:   (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.
 
For this violation first Class C violation within 365 days (second medication violation within 365 days), the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Alfonso Borrego the following penalties:  1.  A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars, ($1,000.00). 2.  The horse “Marie Leveau Who” is placed on the vets list and must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.  
 
15.2.1.9 (b)Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
 
Name: LeMoyne Dale Svendsen Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2015-CTE-42 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER   LEMOYNE   SVENDSEN,   WHO  DROVE   "PERSUADE   ME"  IN  THE SIXTH  RACE  ON  MARCH   15,  2015,  IS  HEREBY  FINED  THE  SUM  OF  ONE HUNDRED   ($100.00)*   DOLLARS   FOR  VIOLATION   OF  CALIFORNIA   HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1734 (WHIPPING -UNREASONABLE  USE).
Name: CHARLES Richard HUNT Ruling Date: 3/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-021 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER CHARLES RICHARD HUNT, HAVING PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, IS HEREBY FINED $200.00 FOR EMPLOYING AN UNLICENSED GROOM ON 3/14/215, WITHIN RP ENCLOSURE.
Name: ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-324 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/29/2015 Suspension End: 4/4/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ,  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, which led to a disqualification of his mount “Watch the Curves” in the seventh race, Monday, March 16, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ a penalty in the amount of a four race day riding suspension (Sunday, March 29, 2015, Monday, March 30, 2015, Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, 2015, inclusive);
 
(The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races).
 
ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ is found to be in violation of:
Name: DWAYNE ALLEN KEENER Ruling Date: 3/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-018 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ON 3/19/2015, DWAYNE ALLEN "DEE" KEENER APPEARED AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING REGARDING THE ALLEGATION THAT ON 2/26/2015, THE TEXAS HORSE RACING COMMISSION ISSUED RULINGS TO SUSPEND MR. KEENER'S TEXAS RACING LICENSE FOR 60 DAYS, FROM 3/20/2015 THROUGH 5/18/2015. THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT RP THAT DWAYNE KEENER SHALL BE AND IS HEREBY SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING PENDING RESTORATION TO GOOD STANDING AND/OR ELIGIBILITY FOR LICENSING WITH THE TEXAS HORSE RACING COMMISSION. DURING MR. KEENER'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: JIMMIE JOE HUNT Ruling Date: 3/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-014 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/20/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY JIMMIE JOE HUNT HAS APPEARED BEFORE THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS PURSUANT TO FAIR MEADOWS STEWARDS ORDER 08-FMT-018A, REGARDING MR. HUNTS SUMMARY SUSPENSION IN EFFECT SINCE 6/20/2008, FOR TESTING POSITIVE FOR CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES, (3RD OFFENSE). MR. HUNT WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND PLED "NO CONTEST". THEREFORE, IT IS THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT RP THAT JIMMIE JOE HUNT REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT HE PROVIDES 2 URINE SAMPLES FOR DRUG TESTING, EACH AT LEAST 30 DAYS APART TO AN OHRC LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT. SUCH SAMPLES MUST ACHIEVE NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS FOR CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES PRIOR TO MR. HUNT BEING RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: ROBERTO CARLOS CERVANTES Ruling Date: 3/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-320 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/21/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Roberto Cervantes, applied for his license 03/14/15 on his application he stated convicted of traffic tickets and probation.  It was later found that Mr. Cervantes is on probation on other for other than traffic tickets.
 
Mr. Cervantes is found to be in violation of:
16.47.1.8 NMAC:
L. GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE:
(1) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant:
(a) has been convicted of a felony;
(b) has been convicted of violating any law regarding gambling or a controlled dangerous substance;
(c) who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission;
(d) has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application;
 
For this violation:
Mr. Cervantes' license is hereby revoked until he appears before the commission and has received their approval for licensing.  
Name: ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 3/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-317 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/22/2015 Suspension End: 3/28/2015
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ having appeared (with Jockey Guild representatives) before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding which resulted in a disqualification of his mount “Citizen Geller” in the ninth race, Friday, March 13, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ  a penalty of a four race day riding suspension (March 22, 23, 27, 28, 2015, inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: PAUL GREGORY AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 3/15/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2015-LAT-072 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer PAUL AGUIRRE is fined five hundred dollars ($500.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843 (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances – administration of Acepromazine after entry time).
Name: KENNETH M FOWLER Ruling Date: 3/15/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2015-CTE-41 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
STARTER KENNETH FOWLER, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED ($100.00)* DOLLARS FOR FAILURE TO HANDLE HIS BUSINESS IN A PROPER MANNER NECCESSITATING A RECALL IN THE SEVENTH RACE ON SUNDAY MARCH 8, 2015, A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOAD RULE ##1530 (CASES NOT COVERED).
Name: Luke Richard Plano Ruling Date: 3/15/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2015-CTE-40 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER LUKE PLANO, WHO DROVE "SILENCE SON" IN THE SEVENTH RACE IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED ($100.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1930 (OBEDIENCE TO SECURITY OFFICERS AND PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS - FAILED TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS OF OUTRIDER AND STARTER) ON MARCH  8, 2015.
Name: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0039 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER GERALD LONGO, WHO DROVE "STARRY SKYS" IN THE ELEVENTH RACE  ON MARCH  8, 2015  IS HEREBY  FINED  THE  SUM OF THREE  HUNDRED ($300.00)*   DOLLARS   FOR   VIOLATION    OF   CALIFORNIA   HORSE   RACING BOARD RULE #1734 (WHIPPING -UNNECESSARY  FORCE).
Name: JEFFERY S. JONES Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 154005 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/14/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2015 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD GROOM LICENSE OF JEFFREY S JONES IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PENDING PAYMENT OF THE JUDGEMENT ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WILL COUNTY IN THE FAVOR OF KATHY VAUGHN. DURING THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION MR. JONES IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE COURSE AND GROUNDS OF ALL RACE TRACKS AND WAGERING FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULES 1303.70 1408.90
Name: RUSTY A HELLMAN Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 154006 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2015 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE OF RUSTY HELLMAN IS HEREBY RESCINDED IN LIEW OF A JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.820
Name: RANDALL K NEWCOM Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152018 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE OF RANDALL NEWCOM IS HEREBY SUSPENDED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS INASMUCH AS HE HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (APPLICATION) BALMORAL PARK 01-02-2015 "OLD MAN RIVER"
Name: DEENA CASSANO Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155013 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE OF DEENA CASSANO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS INASMUCH AS SHE HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (APPLICATION AND PRINTS) 1-1-15 MAYWOOD PARK "IDEAL MADONNA"
Name: RICHARD NORMAN DUNNEBACK Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0037 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ACTING UPON AN ORDER OF REMAND FROM THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CASE NO. SACJ 4-0078) DATED DECMEBER 19, 2014 AND SUBSEQUENT TO A FORMAL HEARING HELD ON MARCH 13, 2015 AT CAL EXPO TRAINER RICHARD DUNNEBACK IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED ($300.00)* DOLLARS FOR DISRESPECTFUL BEHAVIOR TOWARD A RACING OFFICIAL ON NOVEMBER 16, 2014. A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1874 (DISORDERLY CONDUCT).
Name: ANDREW S WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155016 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE GROOM'S LICENSE OF ANDREW S. WILLIAMS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS INASMUCH AS HE HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (FINGERPRINTS) MAYWOOD PARK 12-27-2014 GROOM TRAINER: RONNIE ROBERTS
Name: BONNIE LOUISE WILSON Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-016 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNERTTRAINER BONNIE LOUISE WILSON PLED, "NO CONTEST"AND FINED $200.00 FOR FAILING TO BRING THE HORSE, "DEES ON THE BAR" TO THE PADDOCK FOR THE 2ND RACE AT RP ON 3/13/2015, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH FROM THE PROGRAM.
Name: TODD WARREN Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155012 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TODD WARREN, DRIVER OF "REGAL HONOR" IN THE FIFTH RACE ON MARCH 13, 2015, AT MAYWOOD PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR BEARING OUT AT THE HEAD OF THE HOME STRETCH, IMPEDING "ISIE IVY" AND DRIVER TIM CURTIN. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE SECTION 1318.10 A & J
Name: JEFFERY ROWLEY Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155014 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE TEMPORARY OWNER'S OF JEFF ROWLEY IS HEREBY SUSPENDED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS INASMUCH AS HE HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (APPLICATION) 1-2-15 MAYWOOD PARK "CJS SWEET RACER"
Name: ROBERTO GABRIEL VALERO Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-316 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Roberto Valero having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding failure to be excused from, or to honor her riding engagement in the second race, Monday, March 9, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Roberto Valero a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before April 24, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Roberto Valero is found to be in violation of:
Name: BRENT B SOUTHALL Ruling Date: 3/14/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155015 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE OF BRENT SOUTHALL IS HEREBY SUSPENDED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS INASMUCH AS HE HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (APPLICATION) 1-2-15 MAYWOOD PARK "HYD-DAT SHOOTER"
Name: LEON DEMERRIO ORTEGA Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-44 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM LEON DEMERRIO ORTEGA IS FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1874 (DISORDERLY CONDUCT).
Name: LUIS MEJIA MORALES Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-46 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM LUIS MEJIA MORALES IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1874 (DISORDERLY CONDUCT).
Name: ANGEL LARIOS MORALES Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-47 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
PONY PERSON ANGEL LARIOS MORALES IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1874 (DISORDERLY CONDUCT).
Name: JOHNALI BROWN Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-43 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER JOHNALI BROWN, HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MARCH  13, 2015,  TO  ANSWER  A  COMPLAINT  REGARDING CASE #15LA0044, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1547 (FAILURE TO APPEAR).
 
DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF JOHNALI BROWN ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) SUBJECT IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: RIGOBERTO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-308 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner RIGOBERTO OCHOA, 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-305), 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 RIGOBERTO OCHOA be issued a penalty of the following:
 
    1. A fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00);
    2. Probation for the remainder of the Sunland Park meeting (through April 13, 2015, inclusive).
 
Any future related incident during the probation period will result in further action.
 
 
(This ruling to supersede ruling 2015-SUN-305  issued March 9, 2015, at Sunland Park).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: GARY LEE BOAG Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-071 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey GARY BOAG is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – galloping on rail in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: JOSE MARIA DIAZ BARRERA Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-48 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
EXERCISE RIDER JOSE M. BARRERA IS FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS - DISOBEDIENCE TO OUTRIDER).
Name: JESUS PANDURO MORFIN Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-45 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM JESUS PANDURO MORFIN IS FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1874 (DISORDERLY CONDUCT).
Name: HARVEY BAEZA Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-013 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ON 3/13/2015, HARVEY BAEZA APPEARED AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING REGARDING THE ALLEGATION THAT ON 3/9/2015, THE NEW MEXICO HORSE RACING COMMISSION ISSUED A RULING TO SUSPEND MR. BAEZA'S NEW MEXICO RACING LICENSE FROM 3/19/2015 THROUGH 5/18/2015. THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT RP THAT HARVEY BAEZA SHALL BE AND IS HEREBY SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING PENDING RESTORATION TO GOOD STANDING AND/OR ELIGIBILITY FOR LICENSING WITH THE NEW MEXICO HORSE RACING COMMISSION. DURING MR. BAEZA'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: HECTOR O. PALMA Ruling Date: 3/12/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2015-LAT-068 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer HECTOR PALMA is fined SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($750.00)* for failure to properly report the gelding of the horse PUBLIC ENEMY, which ran in the second race at Santa Anita Park on February 21, 2015.  This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1865 (Altering of Sex of Horse).
 
Name: PETER L MILLER Ruling Date: 3/12/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SA-067 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer PETER MILLER is fined FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1894 (Duties of Trainers) for presenting the incorrect horse at the receiving barn necessitating the late scratch of The Mad Hungarian from the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on March 8, 2015.
Name: ANTHONY SHANE ARMOUR Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH28 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/11/2015 Suspension End: 3/27/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Anthony Armour having failed to pay the fine issued against him by the Judges at the Meadowlands Racetrack in Ruling #14MDH5, dated 01-20-2015, is hereby suspended in the
State of New Jersey.
Name: MICHAEL JOHNSON Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 15000 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/1/2015 Suspension End: 7/30/2015
Ruling Text:
71 IAC 8-1-7 Foreign Substances Prohibited; 71 IAC 8-1-7 Drug Classification and Penalties; 71 IAC 8-1-9(b)(3) Environmental Contaminants and Substances for Human Use; 71 IAC 5-3-2  Trainer responsibility.
 
Acting on a report from the LGC Science, Inc., blood sample #53738 tested positive for Cobalt at a level of 37.4 ppb.  A second report from LGC Science, Inc. indicated blood sample #66070 tested positive for Cobalt at a level of 88.9 ppb.  The Judges at Hoosier Park determined that blood sample #53738 was obtained from "Skyway Sierra", the first place finisher in the twelfth (12th) race on October 14, 2014 and blood sample #66070 was obtained from "Brookelynn Fancy", the first place finisher in the seventh (7th) race at Hoosier Park on October 21, 2014.  The trainer of record for both horses listed was Michael Johnson.  Both positives were in excess of the allowable limit of 25 ppb, a violation of IHRC Rule 71 IAC 8-1-9(b)(3).
 
Trainer Johnson was notified of the positive test results and was advised of his rights to have a split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission.  While he waived his right to split sample testing for sample #53738, he did exercise his right to have the split sample of sample #66070 sent to the University of California - Davis for testing which reported the presence of Cobalt in the amount of 81 ppb.
Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5-3-2, the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, or other substance, including prohibited medication in excess of the allowable level as reported by a Commission approved laboratory, and is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.
 
Pursuant to the rules of the Commission and based on the evidence received at the hearing, the Judges hereby ORDER the following:
1. Trainer Johnson is suspended for six (6) months for exceeding the allowable level of Cobalt with the suspension begin date of February 1, 2015.  Mr. Johnson agreed to waive his rights to have this penalty occur within one hundred and eighty (180) days within the date of the violation as outlined in IC 4-31-13-2(b) and 71 IAC 10-2-7(f).
 
2. "Skyway Sierra" is disqualified from first (1st) place in the twelfth (12th) race on October 14, 2014 for the purpose of receiving purse money.  Furthermore, the Judges ORDER the return of the purse money earned by "Skyway Sierra" from this race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse in the following manner:
 
1st - DCN Night Train 4th - Winwood Elle 7th - Skyway Tia
2nd - Brooklets Fiasco 5th - H-and-N DHO Hailey 8th - Always Ya Baby
3rd - SSSmokn Hot Shadow 6th - Town Crossing 9th - Miss Metro Fitz
3. "Brookelynn Fancy" is disqualified from first (1st) place in the seventh (7th) race on October 21, 2014 for the purpose of receiving purse money.  Furthermore, the Judges ORDER the return of the purse money earned by "Brookelynn Fancy" from this race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse in the following manner:
 
1st - Brooklets Fiasco 4th - Cat Race 7th - Town Crossing
2nd - Dont Sweeten It 5th - Im A Sand Blaster 8th - War Time Penny
3rd - Blueridge Adilene 6th - Miss Metro Fitz 9th - Mini Muffy
 
 
This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.
 
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 3/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH21 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, in the stretch, while driving #6 "DONNIE DARKO" in the 1st race on Friday, March 6, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 3/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH24 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Gingras did engage in conversation during the post parade prior to the 3rd race on Saturday,
March 7, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-6.22
Name: RIGOBERTO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-305 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/9/2015 Suspension End: 3/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner Rigoberto Ochoa, 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. Ochoa  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: ANTHONY TRAVIS SUCCAROTTE Ruling Date: 3/8/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0034 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER ANTHONY SUCCAROTTE, WHO WAS SCHEDULED TO DRIVE "WHAT A SHOOTER" IN THE FIRST RACE SUNDAY MARCH 1, 2015 AT CAL EXPO CALIFORNIA IS HERBY FINED FIFTY ($50.00)* DOLLARS FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS DRIVING ENGAGEMENT; A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1872 (FAILURE TO FULFILL  JOCKEY (DRIVER)  AGREEMENT).
Name: ETIENNE STEVE DESOMER Ruling Date: 3/8/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0035 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER ETIENNE "STEVE" DESOMER, WHO  DROVE  "TOUR  GUIDE"  IN THE SEVENTH RACE ON MARCH 1, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED ($100.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING  BOARD RULE  #1689.1(B) (SAFETY  VEST REQUIRED).
Name: TAYLOR ANN HOUSER Ruling Date: 3/8/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0066 Ruling Type: Unauthorized Admission to Secure Area
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Groom TAYLOR HOUSER is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule  1889 (Entry to Assigned Area to Trainer -unauthorized  presence in shed row).
Name: OSCAR PRIETO CASILLAS Ruling Date: 3/8/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER  OSCAR  CASILLAS  is FINED  SEVEN  HUNDRED  AND  FIFTY DOLLARS  ($750.00)*  PURSUANT  TO  CALIFORNIA   HORSE  RACING BOARD  RULES  #1887   (A)  (TRAINER  TO  INSURE  CONDITION  OF HORSE),    #1843    (A,BD)    (MEDICATION,    DRUGS    AND    OTHER SUBSTANCES)    AND   #1844   (F7)   (AUTHORIZED   MEDICATION   - DEXAMETHASONE  IN EXCESS OF PERMITIED LEVEL OF 5.0 PG/ML (161 PG/ML) - CLASS IV).
Name: ANTHONY F MONTOYA Ruling Date: 3/8/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-293 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Anthony F Montoya, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Narrative:  Anthony F Montoya, named a jockey to ride his horse, ”Lion Speed” entered to run on March 08, 2015, without obtaining a commitment to ride from that jockey.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Anthony F Montoya the following penalty, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid by April 08, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 15.2.3 (B)(d)NMAC:  The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules.
Name: JORGE GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 3/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 154003 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING FAILED TO COMPLETE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMIT PERMANENT APPLICATION) THE 2015 TEMPORARY OWNER LICENSE OF JORGE GONZALEZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.40
Name: KIMBERLY A. SILPATH Ruling Date: 3/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Balmoral Park
Ruling Number: 152016 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, THE OWNER'S LICENSE OF KIMBERLY SILPATH IS HEREBY SUSPENDED. BALMORAL PARK "STAMPED BY DESIGN" 1-2-2015
Name: MARTIN REYES Ruling Date: 3/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 154004 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2015 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD VENDOR LICENSE OF MARTIN REYES IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE IS NO LONGER ACTING IN THIS CAPACITY. MR. REYES APPLIED FOR AND WAS GRANTED AN OWNERS LICENSE. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.650
Name: ROBERT P SMOLIN Ruling Date: 3/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155010 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ROBERT SMOLIN, DRIVER OF "LESTRADE HANOVER" IN THE 6TH RACE ON MARCH 6, 2015, AT MAYWOOD PARK, IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50 FOR TRACKING HALF-IN/HALF-OUT IN THE LAST TURN. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE SECTION 1317.40A (JUDGES ORDERS)
Name: RICHARD BEERE Ruling Date: 3/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155011 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING PROCEDURES, THE OWNER'S LICENSE OF RICHARD BEERE IS HEREBY SUSPENDED. (APPLICATION) MAYWOOD PARK "ALEQUASH HOTSPUR" 1-1-2015
Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 3/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-51 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jaime withdrew his appeal, served his time and paid his fine. See Attached Ruling
Name: HAROUT HARRY KESHISHIAN Ruling Date: 3/6/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-060 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/6/2015 Suspension End: 3/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner HAROUT KESHISHIAN, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - $32,342.90 to EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
 
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of HAROUT KESHISHIAN, are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. KESHISHIAN is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: HAROUT HARRY KESHISHIAN Ruling Date: 3/6/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-060 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/6/2015 Suspension End: 3/13/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-LATS-060 - Restored to Good Standing
Owner HAROUT KESHISHIAN, having appeared and complied with the financial agreement with Equine Medical Center, is reinstated.  Ruling LATS #060, dated March 6, 2015, is hereby set aside.
Name: MARIO A GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 3/5/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0058 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MARIO GUTIERREZ is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (Use of Whips - caused a welt) during the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on February 20, 2015.
Name: TED EUGENE WRIGHT Ruling Date: 3/5/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0056 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Ted E. Wright is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule # 1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration) for the late declaration of  DIVINE VISION from the second race on March  1,  2015.
Name: JOHN WEBB SADLER Ruling Date: 3/5/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATRS0057 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOHN SADLER is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration) for the late declaration of  DIVINE VISION from the second race on March 1, 2015 .
Name: MANUEL DE JESUS VAZQUEZ-GOMEZ Ruling Date: 3/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 15-RP-019 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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THE EXERCISE RIDER LICENSE ISSUED TO MANUEL DE JESUS VASQUEZ-GOMEZ, IS HEREBY RESCINDED AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED A JOCKEY LICENSE EFFECTIVE 3/5/2015
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 3/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH20 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, at the top of the stretch, while driving #3 "MONEY ON MY MIND" in the 8th race on Friday, February 27, 2015.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
 
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 3/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-274 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/13/2015 Suspension End: 3/14/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Frank Reyes appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 2, 2015, for careless riding resulting in a disqualification while aboard “Tornillo” in the fifth race, March 1, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a penalty of a two-day riding suspension, (March 13 through March 14, 2015).
 
The term of this suspension shall not preclude riding in designated races.
 
Licesnsee 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: PORFIRIO CANO Ruling Date: 3/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-272 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Jockey Porfirio Cano, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard “Alis Jumpn” in the 12nd race, March 1, 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 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.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: JAMES EMMETT LACKEY Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0033 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
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DRIVER JAMES LACKEY, WHO DROVE "FOX VALLEY REBEL" IN THE THIRTEENTH RACE ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO IIDNDRED ($200.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1721 (F) (DRIVING RULES - CARRY A HORSE OUT RESULTING IN A DISQUALIFICATION FROM FIRST TO SECOND). INCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR THE QUARTER MILE MARKER.
Name: DAVID CHARLES SIEGEL Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0032 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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DRIVER  DAVID  SIEGEL,  WHO  DROVE  "GENTLE  DRAGON"  IN  THE  FIRST RACE  ON  SATURDAY  FEBRUARY  28, 2015,  IS HEREBY  FINED  THE  SUM  OF ONE   HUNDRED   ($100.00)*   DOLLARS   FOR   VIOLATION    OF   CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1734 (WHIPPING -UNNECESSARY FORCE).
Name: JUAN T LANDEROS Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0051 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Exercise rider JUAN LANDEROS is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers - backtracking in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: JUAN T LANDEROS Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0051 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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RE: LATS0051 - Ruling Rescinded
For good cause, Ruling LATS #051, issued at Santa Anita Park on February 28, 2015, fining Exercise rider JUAN  LANDEROS  Fifty  Dollars ($50.00)  is hereby rescinded.
Name: JAMES KENNEDY Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0031 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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DRIVER  JAMES  KENNEDY,  WHO  DROVE  "ALLAMERICAN  SOLO"  IN  THE FIFTH  RACE  ON  FEBRUARY  21,  2015,  IS  HEREBY  FINED  THE  SUM  OF  ONE HUNDRED   ($100.00)*  DOLLARS   FOR  VIOLATION   OF  CALIFORNIA   HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1734 (WHIPPING -UNNECESSARY FORCE).
Name: Elvis Raul Trujillo Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0052 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Jockey ELVIS TRUJILLO is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers - backtracking in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: KENT J DESORMEAUX Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0050 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
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Jockey KENT DESORMEAUX  is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)*   for
violation of California Horse Racing Board rule # 1688 (Use of Whips - misuse of whip in post parade) while riding QATAR'S PEARL in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on February 26, 2015.
Name: CESAR J JIMENEZ Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0037 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
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GROOM CESAR J JIMENEZ IS FINED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($25.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1874 (INTOXICATION).
Name: ANTONIO LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0048 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Exercise rider ANTONIO GUTIERREZ is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers - galloping on rail in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: TIM A ICE Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-034 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Trainer Tim A. Ice is fined $100.00 for failing to enter "Explosive Page" on first time furosemide for the seventh race on February 26, 2015, a violation of ASRC Rule #1232 (1) (c).  This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: ALFREDO CASTRO RAMOS Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0049 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Exercise rider ALFREDO  CASTRO RAMOS is fined FIFTY DOLLARS  ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers -backtracking in contradiction of track safety rules).
Name: ANDY R MILLER Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH13 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
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Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #6 "DALLAS JONES" in the 2nd race on Thursday, February 19, 2015, Mr. Miller did drive in a careless manner by moving his horse into  the outer tier without full clearance, causing the driver of #4 "TIGER BOUDOIR" to move his horse three wide past the 1/4 mile pole.  
 
#6 "DALLAS JONES" finished 2nd, disqualified, placed 6th.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a)1,2,8,10.
Name: VICTOR MANUEL FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0044 Ruling Type: Failure to Have Horse Properly Shod
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1530 (Cases Not Covered by Rules and Regulations), trainer VICTOR FERNANDEZ is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for failure to have the horse LUCKYVIC in the fourth race at Santa Anita properly shod for the turf.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-216 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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The horse Prince Bob is hereby disqualified and ordered unplaced, because of a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug Clenbuterol found after it finished in first place in the seventh race on October25, , 2014 at ZiaPark. (See related rulings issued this date at Sunland Park).
As a result of this disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly:
     
1st   Follow Me Home                                           6th  Tic Tac Go      
2nd  Proud Ruben                                        7th    Doin My Time
3rd   Prospect’s Bazinga                                                
4th   High On Ayden                        Unplaced:            Prince Bob
 5th New Bull in Town               
                                                                                               
Additionally, pursuant to 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC, the horse Prince Bob is hereby placed on the Veterinarians list &must pass a Commission approved examination prior to become eligible to be entered.
 
This is in accordance with:
15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-219 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: The horse “Suva Harbor” that finished first in the 9th race, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed eighth, behind the horse with which it interfered.    The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:    1st  Rousanne                          5th  Holiday Clover 2nd  Synkros                            6th Karakorum Queen 3rd   We Need Art                   7th Champion Risk           4th  Untraveled                        8th Suva Harbor   This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions 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: Elvis Raul Trujillo Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0043 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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Jockey ELVIS TRUJILLO is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1680 (Jockeys and  Drivers to Report -   third offense) on February 15,  2015.
Name: Elvis Raul Trujillo Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0037 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Jockey ELVIS TRUJILLO is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report - second offense) on February 15, 2015.
Name: VICTOR ESPINOZA Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0036 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
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Jockey VICTOR ESPINOZA is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report - second offense) on February 16, 2015.
Name: STEVEN CLARK WISEMAN Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0029 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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DRIVER STEVE WISEMAN, WHO DROVE "MAJESTIC LASS" IN THE NINTH RACE ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2015 IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED ($100.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE # 1721 (H) (LAY OFF A NORMAL PACE AND LEAVE A HOLE WHEN IT IS WELL WITHIN THE HORSE'S CAPACITY TO KEEP THE HOLE CLOSED).
Name: ADRIANA ACEVES Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0035 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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TRAINER ADRIANA ACEVES IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1845 (d&e) (AUTHORIZED BLEEDER MEDICATION).
Name: SALVADOR NARANJO Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0033 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
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TRAINER SALVADOR NARANJO IS FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1629 (PENALTY FOR LATE DECLARATION - HORSE NOT ON GROUNDS) ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015.
Name: Luke Richard Plano Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0030 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
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DRIVER LUKE PLANO, WHO DROVE "SMASH" IN THE SECOND NON­ WAGERING RACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED ($200.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED - DRIVING WITH FOOT OUT OF STIRRUP/URGING BY CONTACT).
Name: FRANCISCO VALLEJO Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0034 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
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TRAINER FRANCISCO VALLEJO IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1845 (d&e) (AUTHORIZED BLEEDER MEDICATION).
Name: SCOTT YOUNG Ruling Date: 2/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-030 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Trainer Scott E. Young is fined $100.00 for failing to have the proper paperwork completed with the State Veterinarian prior to the entry of "Sterling Effort" for the third race on February 15, 2015, a violation of ASRC Rule #1232 (1) (c), to meet the 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 to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 2/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-195 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/27/2015 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Enrique Portillo Gomez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 15, 2015 for careless riding, while aboard “B R Big Red” in the 4th race, February 14, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.  The horse “B R Big Red” was disqualified from 1st place and placed 4th for interference.   
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty of a race day riding suspension in the amount of two days, (February 27, 2015 and February 28, 2015, inclusive or at the conclusion of any prior 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.”
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races if the rider is named at the time of entry.
Name: ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 2/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-195 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/27/2015 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-195 - Modified Ruling
Jockey Enrique Portillo Gomez, dates of suspension corrected.
 
Mr. Gomez was not named up for the stakes race on February 22, 2015 this required an amendment in the suspension dates listed in this ruling. Dates of suspension are amended to February 27, 2015 and February 28, 2015 inclusive.   
Name: ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 2/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-195 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/27/2015 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-195 - Penalty Affirmed- Please see attached D&O
Name: L SALVADOR MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-187 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/22/2015 Suspension End: 2/23/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey L Salvador Martinez appeared, by representative, Adrian A Ramos, before the Board of Stewards, on this date for failing to maintain a straight course while aboard “Perrys First Flash” in the second race, February 13, 2015, at Sunland Park which resulted in his mount being disqualified from third and placed sixth, behind the horse with which he interfered.
 
L Salvador Martinez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed L Salvador Martinez a penalty of a two, (2), race-day riding suspension, (February22, and 23, 2015 inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: ALEJANDRO LOPEZ OROZCO Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0029 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM ALEJANDRO OROZCO IS FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* FOR  VIOLATION  OF CALIFORNIA  HORSE  RACING  BOARD RULE #1874 (DISORDERLY CONDUCT).
Name: ANGEL ELIZONDO SOSA Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0030 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM ANGEL E. SOSA IS FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1874 (DISORDERLY  CONDUCT).
Name: MEGAN E FORTNA Ruling Date: 2/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-023-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Megan Fortna is fined $50.00 for failure to come up to the gate at the start in the 7th race on February 11, 2015 at Dover Downs. DHRC rule:7.6.6.6.6. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: MIGUEL VICTORINO FUENTES Ruling Date: 2/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-154 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 Miguel V Fuentes, Sr, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date and having fulfilled the conditions required in Ruling #461, is hereby reinstated, and restored, as of this date: February 07, 2015.
 
 
(This ruling to supersede Ruling# 461 issued on December 21, 2014.)
 
Name: GONZALO NICOLAS Ruling Date: 2/5/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: LATS0026 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/15/2015 Suspension End: 2/20/2015
Ruling Text:
Apprentice jockey GONZALO NICOLAS, who rode MASTER MASTER in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on February 1, 2015, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (February 15, 16, and 20, 2015) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule # 1699 (Riding Rules - Careless Riding).
Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated  races.
Name: JULIO FELIX Ruling Date: 2/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-025 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Julio Felix is fined $100.00 for riding past the finish line without the permission of the Stewards while riding "Sarah Sis" in the Martha Washington Stakes (eighth race) on January 31, 2015, a violation of ARC Rule #1248.  This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 2/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-144 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/9/2015 Suspension End: 2/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jaime Parga Leos appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Royal Rare Sixes” in the first race, January 31, 2015, at Sunland Park; which resulted in his mount being disqualified from second and placed tenth behind the horse with which he interfered.
 
Jaime Parga Leos is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Parga Leos a penalty of a two race day riding suspension, (February 09, 2015 and February 13, 2015, inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: STEVEN MARK ASMUSSEN Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-021 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Steve Asmussen is fined $100.00 for failing to have the proper paperwork completed with the State Veterinarian prior to entry of "T.R. Indy" for the seventh race on January 30, 2015, a violation of ARC Rule #1232(1) (c), 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 to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: JOSE T. GOMEZ-LEPE Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0023 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/2/2015 Suspension End: 4/2/2015
Ruling Text:
OWNER   JOSE   GOMEZ-LEPE,   IS   HEREBY   SUSPENDED   FOR   SIXTY   (60)  -DAYS COMMENCING   FEBRUARY  2,  2015  THROUGH  APRIL  2,  2015  FOR  VIOLATION   OF CALIFORNIA   HORSE   RACING   BOARD   RULE   #1874   (DISORDERLEY   CONDUCT   - UNDER   THE   INFLUENCE   OF   AMPHETAMINE    AND   METHAMPHETAMINE)    FOR FAILURE  TO PASS A URINE  TEST CONDUCTED  ON JANUARY  2, 2015 AT CAL EXPO HARNESS  (SACRAMENTO,   CA)  AND  CALIFORNIA  HORSE  RACING  BOARD  RULE
#1890 (POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND -INJECTIBLE VITAMINS AND SYRINGES).
 
FURTHER JOSE GOMEZ-LEPE IS ORDERED TO UNDERGO AND COMPLETE AN IN­ HOUSE REHABILTATION PROGRAM THAT IS SATISFACTORY TO THE STEWARDS.
 
AS A CONDITION FOR CONTINUED LICENSURE JOSE GOMEZ-LEPE MUST BE ON A TEST AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD FOR THE TERM OF HIS LICENSE (JUNE 30, 2015).
 
JOSE GOMEZ-LEPE IS PLACED ON PROBATION FOR THE TERM OF HIS LICENSE AND SHALL ADHERE  TO  THE  RECOMMENDATIONS  OF  THE  WINNERS FOUNDATION FOR A PERIOD OF SIX (6)  MONTHS  (APRIL  3,  2015  THROUGH OCTOBER  3, 2015).
 
DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF JOSE GOMEZ-LEPE SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS), SUBJECT IS DENIED  ACCESS  TO ALL PREMISES  IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: KERRY K SANGARA Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-024 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/31/2015 Suspension End: 3/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner KERRY SANGARA, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - $10,806.00 to Bliss Canyon Investments), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
 
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of KERRY SANGARA are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), subject is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: KERRY K SANGARA Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-024 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/31/2015 Suspension End: 3/13/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-LATS-024 - Restored to Good Standing
Owner KERRY SANGARA, having fulfilled his financial obligation to Bliss Canyon Investments, is reinstated.  Ruling LATS #024, dated January 31, 2015, is hereby set aside.
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-120 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO 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 09424, after it was collected from the horse "Babe’s Bonnie Babe" which finished first in the 7th race, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 896 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said sampling by LSU lab indicating a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.908 ng/ml, or 908 pg/ml).
 
ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO a penalty as follows:
  1.   A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days  
(February 10, 2015, through April 10, 2015, inclusive);
(2)    A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3)    Loss of purse of the 7th race, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO 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 ALFONSO BORREGO  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).
                                               
                                                   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: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-120 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-120 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: kim puhl Ruling Date: 1/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-016 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Kim Puhl is fined $100.00 for sending "Southern Parkway" to the track without blinkers for the eighth race on January 18, 2015.  Mr. Puhl had not obtained approval from the Starter and Stewards to change equipment prior to entry, a violation of ARC Rules #2265 and #2266.  Blinkers were added at the starting gate.  This ruling may be appealed within three days of the ruling date to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: HAROLD HERRERA Ruling Date: 1/24/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0016 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER HAROLD HERRERA, WHO DROVE "BLUE GEM" IN  THE  EIGHTH RACE ON SATURDAY JANUARY 17, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED FIFTY ($50.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION  OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD   RULE #1731(G) (DRIVER INFRACTIONS -FAIL TO COME UP INTO POSITION).
Name: JAMES EMMETT LACKEY Ruling Date: 1/24/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0020 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER JAMES LACKEY, WHO DROVE "ITS NOT OVER" IN THE THIRD RACE ON FRIDAY JANUARY 23, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED ($200.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1721 (J) (DRIVING RULES - CHANGE COURSE AFTER SELECTING A POSITION IN THE HOMESTRETCH, OR BEAR IN OR OUT IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO INTERFERE WITH ANOTHER HORSE OR CAUSE HIM TO CHANGE  STRIDE OR BREAK).  INCIDENT  OCCURRED  IN THE STRETCH   -
RESULTING  IN A DISQUALIFICATION.
Name: ANTHONY TRAVIS SUCCAROTTE Ruling Date: 1/24/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2015WWHC019 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER ANTHONY SUCCAROTTE, WHO DROVE "HELLO SEVENS" IN THE TENTH RACE ON SUNDAY JANUARY 18, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED ($200.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1721 (B) (DRIVER RULES - JOSTLE, STRIKE, HOOK WHEELS OR INTERFERE WITH ANOTHER HORSE OR DRIVER) AND 1721 (I) (DRIVING RULES - COMMIT ANY ACT WHICH SHALL IMPEDE THE PROGRESS OF ANOTHER HORSE OR CAUSE HIM TO BREAK) RESULTING IN A DISQUALIFICATION FROM FIRST TO THIRD.
Name: PATRICK G GALBRAITH Ruling Date: 1/24/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0015 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
PROVISIONAL DRIVER PATRICK GALBRAITH , WHO DROVE "JUDGEMENTAL" IN THE FIRST RACE ON JANUARY 17, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED ($100.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED - VIOLATION OF 'CAL-EXPO HOUSE WHIPPING RULE' - (4)(A) ANY BLATANT OR EXAGGERATED MOVEMNTS OF THE WHIPPING ARM WHICH WILL RESULT FROM RAISING THE ELBOW ABOVE THE DRIVER'S SHOULDER HEIGHT AND/OR ALLOWING THE HAND HOLDING THE WHIP TO REACH BEHIND THE DRIVER DURING THE USE OF THE WHIP).
Name: ANTHONY SHANE ARMOUR Ruling Date: 1/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15-MDH-5 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Armour is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
As the programmed trainer of the horse "CALL ME BUD" in the 11th race on Thursday,
January 15, 2015, Mr. Armour failed to have #"CALL ME BUD" in the Lasix barn by the
prescribed time.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-7.29(a)1
                                         
Name: BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-590 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/28/2015 Suspension End: 1/27/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Brandon C. Muniz,  having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared (Also in representation of the horse owner) before the Board of Stewards on January 18, 2015,  regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM09600, after it was collected from the horse “Quick Dynasty” which finished fourth in the 9th  race, Sunday, August, 31 2014, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 1686 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and however Mr. Muniz did not exercise his right to a split sample).
 
Brandon C. Muniz 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 part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
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 Brandon C. Muniz a penalty as follows:
(1)  A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of one calendar year (January 28, 2015, through January 27, 2016, inclusive);  
(2)  A fine in the amount of Five-Thousand dollars ($5,000.00);
(3)  Loss of purse of the 9th race, Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;
(4)   Referral of this matter to the NMSRC for any action deemed necessary, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
 
This is a third offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(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 Brandon C. Muniz, 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 Brandon C. Muniz 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).                                                
                      BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 _____________________         _______________________  ______________________        
 CONNIE ESTES                         DAVID KEITER                       ED L'ECUYER
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: Charles D Holland Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-588 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 CHARLES D. HOLLAND having been duly notified, and having appeared (via telephonic representation of Trainer Albert Araiza) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Phenylbutazone” which was found in sample NM09571 after it was collected from the horse, " Cash Back Bonus" which finished first in the 6th race, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
 CHARLES D. HOLLAND is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "Cash Back Bonus” which was the subject of related ruling, 2015-SUN-587 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) 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 overage violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CHARLES D. HOLLAND a penalty of the following: The horse “Cash Back Bonus” is required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to enter.
 
 
 
                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 t
Name: ALBERT PERALTA ARAIZA Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-587 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALBERT P. ARAIZA having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared for a scheduled hearing 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 "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM09571 after it was collected from the horse, " Cash Back Bonus" which finished first in the 6th race, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.92 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but not exercised by Mr. Araiza).
 
ALBERT P. ARAIZA 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 permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test 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 ALBERT P. ARAIZA a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
 
This is a first violation of a NSAID overage, classified as a category C violation within 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 February 18, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in a related ruling issued this date, at 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: MARTIN GOMEZ REYNOZA Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-586 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Martin G. Reynoza, is listed in the Sunday, August 31, 2014, Ruidoso Downs Race Track program as the recorded Owner of the horse ”Quick Dynasty”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park.
 
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”.
 
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.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner Martin G. Reynoza, a penalty of loss of purse from the 9th race, fourth place finish, August 31, 2014, Ruidoso Downs and the horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to enter. (Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: HECTOR A PADILLA Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-582 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/27/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla, having been duly notified, and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards January 17, 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 NM06861, after it was collected from the horse "La Swift" which finished 2nd in the 6th race, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at SunRay Race Track.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 287pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but not exercised).
 
Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla, 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 Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla, a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (January 27, 2015 through March 27, 2015, Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 6th race, Saturday, June 7, 2014 , at  SunRay Race Track.
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.
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed as the Hector A. Padilla the owner of record of “La Swift”, a penalty of loss of purse from the 6th race, 2nd place, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at SunRay Race Track and the horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to enter.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla 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 , Hector A. Padilla 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).
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
         ___________________      __________________             _________________        
            Steward                                Steward                                    Steward
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: ANWAR MAURICIO ELIAS Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-580 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 ANWAR ELIAS (as the listed et al for the Stable Name 21 PARTNERSHIP) having been duly notified, and having appeared (via Trainer Gene Lee Burden) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM09083 after it was collected from the horse “You N Me” which finished first in the 8th race, Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
ANWAR ELIAS (as the listed et al for the Stable Name 21 PARTNERSHIP) is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “You N Me”, which was the subject of related ruling 2015-SUN-577, 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”.
 
 
For this overage violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ANWAR ELIAS (as the listed et al for the Stable Name 21 PARTNERSHIP) a penalty of the following:  The horse “You N Me” is 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: GENE LEE BURDEN Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-577 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer GENE LEE BURDEN 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 “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM09083, after it was collected from the horse “You N Me”, which finished first in the 8th race, Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 24.1 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but not exercised by Mr. Burden).
 
GENE LEE BURDEN is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood plasma”.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed GENE LEE BURDEN a penalty in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($500.00). This is a first violation of a NSAID overage, classified as a category C violation, and a second total violation within a 365 day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC.  The fine is to be paid on or before February 17, 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.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of the horse, as outlined in a related ruling 2015-SUN-580 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: CHRISTOPHER ALAN HARTMAN Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-006 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Chris A. Hartman is fined $100.00 for failing to have  the proper paperwork completed with the State Veterinarian prior to entry of "Overland Park" for the fifth race on January 16, 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: TIMOTHY CLEVENGER Ruling Date: 1/16/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0013 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER  TIM  CLEVENGER,  WHO  DROVE  "BLUEBIRD  CHEETAH"  IN  THE NINTH   RACE   ON  JANUARY   11,  2015,  IS  HEREBY   FINED   ONE  HUNDRED ($100.00)*   DOLLARS   FOR   VIOLATION    OF   CALIFORNIA   HORSE   RACING BOARD RULE #1734 (WHIPPING -UNECESSARY 'FORCE) .
Name: FRANCISCO H VILLALTA Ruling Date: 1/16/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0010 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HOT WALKER FRANCISCO VILLALTA IS FINED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($25.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD  RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS - FENCE JUMPING).
Name: MARGARITO PEREZ PEREZ Ruling Date: 1/16/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL0011 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HOT WALKER MARGARITO PEREZ IS FINED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($25.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD  RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS - FENCE JUMPING).
Name: BILL COTTONGIM Ruling Date: 1/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 14133 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Industrial Laboratories reported to the IHRC that blood sample tag number #0048595 collected on July 30, 2014 from the horse "Steal N Gas" following its win in the first race revealed methylprednisolone and betamethasone in violation of IHRC Medication rules. Trainer Bill Cottingim is hereby assessed a civil penalty of $2,000 in accordance with RCI recommended penalties. The purse money won or $6,325.00 is hereby ordered forfeited, returned and redistributed in the following manner:
Steal N Gas finished 1st placed last.
Victory Blitz finished 2nd placed 1st.
Airzooms Image finished 3rd placed 2nd.
Sinfully Slick finished 4th placed 3rd.
Mr. Tsunami finished 5th placed 4th.
Kandy King finished 6th places 5th.
ABC Winner finished 7th places 6th.
Play the Justice finished 8th places 7th.
Swan Leader finished 9th places 8th.
Name: KARLEE E ROACH Ruling Date: 1/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 14134 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LGC Science, INC. reported to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) that Blood Sample tag number #0043487 collected from the horse "Bad Boy Hill" following its first place finish in the 5th race May 17, 2014; Blood Sample tag number #0044390 following Bad Boy Hill's first place finish in the 5th race June 21, 2014; and Blood Sample tag number #0044466 following Bad Boy Hill's last place finish in the 4th race June 28, 2014 revealed Testosterone in levels exceeding those permitted by the IHRC.
Trainer, Karlee Roach, having already been assessed a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) and suspended 15 days (August 5 2014 through and including August 19, 2014) (IHRC Ruling No. 14058), will receive no additional fine or suspension due to the laboratory's delayed notification of results.
The purse money for each race is hereby ordered, forfeited, returned and redistributed in the following manner:
May 17, 2014
Bad Boy Hill finished 1st placed last.
Northern River finished 2nd placed 1st.
Stop the Traffic finished 3rd placed 2nd.
Fox Valley Arctic finished 4th placed 3rd.
Stubbs Hanover finished 5th placed 4th.
Hay Goodlooking finished 6th placed 5th.
Rocknroll Special finished 7th placed 6th.
Killean Cut Kid finished 8th placed 7th.
The Comedian finished 9th placed 8th.
June 21, 2014
Bad Boy Hill finished 1st placed last.
Malosin finished 2nd placed 1st.
Blueridge Doc finished 3rd placed 2nd.
Old Man River finished 4th placed 3rd.
Neptune Blue Chip finished 5th placed 4th.
Killean Cut Kid finished 6th placed 5th.
E R Melvin finished 7th placed 6th.
Alligator Falls finished 8th placed 7th.
Southern Sport finished 9th placed 8th.
Caribbean Shooter finished 10th placed 9th.
June 28, 2014
Bad Boy Hill was last, therefore redistribution is unnecessary.  
 
Name: MATTHEW WALTZ Ruling Date: 1/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 971969 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2015 Suspension End: 5/25/2015
Ruling Text:
Due to the levels of Cobalt reported the penalty shall be loss of purse, redistribution of purse money, and suspended for a period of one (1) year with all but sixty (60) days suspended - March 27, 2015 thru May 25, 2015 - as long as there are no positive test in violation of 71 IAC for a period of one (1) year.
 
LGC Science Inc. reported to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission that Serum sample 66040 given by the horse "Lease Ness Monster" following the 1st place finish in Race 1 on October 18, 2014 at Hoosier Park, Trainer Matt Waltz, contained Cobalt in levels exceeding those established by the IHRC.  Due to the levels of Cobalt reported the penalty shall be loss of purse, redistribution of purse money, and suspended for a period of one (1) year with all but sixty (60) days suspended - March 27, 2015 thru May 25, 2015 - as long as there are no positive test in violation of 71 IAC for a period of one (1) year.   Therefore,
Lease Ness Monster - finished 1st placed last
Wild Wanda - finished 2nd placed 1st
Brooklets Honeybee - finished 3rd placed 2nd
Ella Rose - finished 4th placed 3rd
Total Lee - finished 5th placed 4th
Always Dee One  - finished 6th placed 5th
Keene Olivia - finished 7th placed 6th
Im Gracie's Wigwam - finished 8th placed 7th
Cas Art Apparel - finished 9th placed 8th
Intractable - finished 10th placed 9th
Name: MARK ALLAN EATON Ruling Date: 1/11/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: WWHC0010 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER MARK EATON , WHO DROVE "ETERNAL TRIUMPH" IN THE SIXTH RACE ON JANUARY 10, 2015, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIFTY ($50.00)* DOLLARS  FOR  VIOLATION  OF  CALIFORNIA  HORSE  RACING  BOARD   RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED - VIOLATION OF 'CAL-EXPO HOUSE WHIPPING RULE' - (4)(A) ANY BLATANT OR EXAGGERATED MOVEMENTS OF THE WHIPPING ARM WHICH WILL RESULT FROM RAISING THE ELBOW ABOVE THE DRIVER'S SHOULDER HEIGHT AND/OR ALLOWING THE HAND HOLDING THE WHIP TO REACH BEHIND THE DRIVER DURING THE USE OF THE WHIP).
Name: Gregory Dravo Foley Ruling Date: 1/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 14705 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, that blood sample #47977 had tested positive for Methylprednisolone (207 pg/mL of blood) which was in excess of the allowable limit of 100 pg/mL of blood, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (17), the Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that blood sample #47977 was obtained from "Whispering Justice", third-place finisher of the second race on October 14, 2014.  The trainer of record for "Whispering Justice" was Gregory Foley.
 
Trainer Foley was notified of the positive test result and was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the Stewards.  He elected to waive his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory and to a hearing and agreed to the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
 
Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-1 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, or other substance, including prohibited medication in excess of the allowable level as reported by a Commission approved laboratory, and is prima facia evidence of a violation of this rule.
 
Pursuant to the Guidelines noted above, mitigating and aggravating circumstances and the rules of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:
 
1. Whispering Justice" is disqualified from third place in the second race on October 14, 2014 for the purpose of receiving purse money. Owner Martha S. Hemminger is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by "Whispering Justice" in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:
 
1. #13 Miss Omeara (no change)
2. #9 Jan's Country Doll (no change)
3. #5 Irish Mate
4. #1 Junethesecond
5. #4 Tiaras N Tutoos
6. #7 Jaime In Red
7. #8 Hey Hey You You
8. #12 Stormy Normy
9. #2 Valid Marquetry
10. # 3 Patton's Speech
11. #10 Orient Allison
 
This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: RALPH A MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 14704 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/6/2015 Suspension End: 1/20/2015
Ruling Text:
Fined one thousand five hundred ($1,500) dollars, and a 15-day suspension (January 6-20, 2015), and the loss of purse.
 
Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, that blood sample #47114 had tested positive for Dexamethasone (51.1 pg/mL of blood) which was in excess of the allowable limit of 5 pg/mL of blood, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (8), the Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that blood sample #47114 was obtained from "Lil Susie Too", winner of the fourth race on August 6, 2014.  The trainer of record for "Lil Susie Too" was Ralph Martinez.
 
Trainer Martinez was notified of the positive test result and was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the Stewards.  He elected to have the split sample sent to the laboratory at the University of California-Davis which confirmed the presence of dexamethasone at a level of 24 pg/mL.
 
At the request of Trainer Martinez on December 29, 2014 the Stewards conducted a telephonic hearing in the matter.
 
Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-1 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, or other substance, including prohibited medication in excess of the allowable level as reported by a Commission approved laboratory, and is prima facia evidence of a violation of this rule.
 
Pursuant to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:
 
1. Since this is a second offense for Trainer Martinez, 15-day suspension to be served starting January 6, 2015 continuing through January 20, 2015;
2. $1,500 fine;
3. "Lil Susie Too" is disqualified from first place in the fourth race on August 6, 2014 for the purpose of receiving purse money. Owners Mary and Dean West are ORDERED to return the purse money earned by "Lil Susie Too" in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:
 
1. #5 Spice of Life
2. #2 Superstardom
3. #1 Lady in a Veil
4. #7 Da Nella
5. #8 Super Shenanigan's
6. #3 Three Sheets
 
This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: ARTURO MONTES Ruling Date: 12/28/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-504 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/7/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Arturo Montes, Jr, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 28, 2014 for contraband found during vehicle search that occurred at Ruidoso racetrack on August 14, 2014, was found in violation of Commission rules.
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC: The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", January 2014, version 7.0 and "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule", version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, are incorporated by reference. Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico Racing Commission.
 
15.2.6.8 B. NMAC :
 (3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission:
(a)  any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle;
(b)  any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.
 (7)  The recommended penalty (in absence of mitigating circumstances) for violation of Paragraph (3) of Subsection B of 15.2.6.8 NMAC is a fifteen hundred dollar ($ 1,500) fine and a six month suspension.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Montes, Jr a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00), and a suspension of six months, (January 07, 2015 through July 07, 2015, inclusive). The fine is to be paid before any re-instatement by the New Mexico Racing Commission. In addition, Arturo Montes, Jr is hereby referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any further action they deem necessary.
 This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
(3) Disciplinary action.
(f) The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules: issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission. (g) The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. (h) The stewards shall submit a written report to the commission of every inquiry and hearing. (i) A stewards' ruling shall not prevent the commission from imposing a more severe penalty (j) The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for 15.2.3 NMAC 3disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter.
During the period of this suspension, Arturo Montes, Jr is denied access to any grounds under the supervision of the NMRC, nor shall any horses owned, trained or under the care of Arturo Montes, Jr be allowed to participate in any races under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per15.2.1.9 (C) (21) (c) NMAC.
 
                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS        
 
_______________________               ________________________          ________________________________
      CONNIE ESTES                                        DAVID KEITER                                    ED L'ECUYER  
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
 
Name: ARTURO MONTES Ruling Date: 12/28/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-504 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/7/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-504 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-492 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/29/2014 Suspension End: 2/26/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Michael Joiner, having been duly notified and having waived ten day notice of hearing, appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 26, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM09669, after it was collected from the horse "Sheza Fast Hit" which finished first in the twelfth race, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Zia Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 443 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 467 pg/ml).
 
Trainer Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Michael Joiner a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (December 29, 2014, through February 26, 2015 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 12th race, Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Michael Joiner is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Michael Joiner are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings).
 
 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                CONNIE ESTES                                          DAVID KEITER                                        ED L'ECUYER
 
 Trainer, Mr. Joiner further agrees to waive any appeal rights as stated in related ruling 2014-SUN-492, in accordance with  15.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-492 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/29/2014 Suspension End: 2/26/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-492 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: JAVIER RAMERO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-488 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Javier R. Marquez, having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling # 2014-ZIA-175, issued October 19, 2014 at Zia Park;   
 
Javier R. Marquez 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 Javier R. Marquez 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, Javier R. Marquez 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: JAVIER RAMERO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-488 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-488 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: JANE E WIGGINS Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-486 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 1/3/2015
Ruling Text:
Owner Jane E. Wiggins, having failed to pay the fines assessed in ruling #2014-ZIA-210, issued 10/26/2014, at ZIA PARK;   
 
Jane E. Wiggins 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 Jane E. Wiggins 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, Jane E. Wiggins 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: JANE E WIGGINS Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-486 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 1/3/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-486 - Restored to Good Standing
Owner Jane E. Wiggins, having paid the fines assessed in ruling #2014-ZIA-210, issued 10/26/2014, at ZIA PARK is hereby restored to good standing by the Sunland Park Board of Stewards.  
Name: ROBERTO GABRIEL VALERO Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-485 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Roberto Valero, having failed to pay the fines assessed in ruling #2014-ZIA-210, issued 10/26/2014, at ZIA PARK;   
 
Roberto Valero 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 Roberto Valero 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, Roberto Valero 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: RONALD DRAKE HAUSE Ruling Date: 12/21/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-466 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/21/2014 Suspension End: 12/25/2014
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Ronald D. Hause, having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling #2014-ZIA-70, issued September 21, 2014, at Zia Park;   
 
Ronald D. Hause 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 Ronald D. Hause 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, Ronald D. Hause 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: RONALD DRAKE HAUSE Ruling Date: 12/21/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-466 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/21/2014 Suspension End: 12/25/2014
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-466 - Restored to Good Standing
Owner/Trainer Ronald D. Hause, having paid the fine assessed in ruling #2014-ZIA-70, is hereby restored to good standing by the Sunland Park Board of Stewards.
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:
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:
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 - 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: 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: MICHAEL JOHNSON Ruling Date: 11/8/2014
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 14114 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LGC Science Inc. reported to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission that Serum sample 53591 given by the horse "Likeavirgin" following the 1st place finish in Race 6 on October 1, 2014 at Hoosier Park, Trainer Michael Johnson, contained Cobalt in levels exceeding those established by the IHRC.  Due to the levels of Cobalt reported the penalty shall be redistribution of purse only. Therefore,
Likeavirgin finished 1st placed last.
Sea Donkey finished 2nd placed 1st.
Enjoy the Scenery finished 3rd placed 2nd.
Always A Tiger finished 4th placed 3rd.
Shootin Tyme finished 5th placed 4th.
Cams Good Fortune finished 6th placed 5th.
Name: MICHAEL JOHNSON Ruling Date: 11/8/2014
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 14114 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 14114 - Ruling Rescinded
 
Ruling #14114 was written in error; therefore, the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is hereby ordered to reinstate the original order of finish from Race #6 at Hoosier Park on October 1, 2014.  
The order of placing reverts back to the original race day placing of:
Likeavirgin……………………finished 1st
Sea Donkey………………….finished 2nd
Enjoy the Scenery………..finished 3rd
Always A Tiger……………..finished 4th
Shootin Tyme……………….finished 5th
Cams Good Fortune……..finished 6th
Name: ROBERT KYLE WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 10/31/2014
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 14-WRD-065 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2014 Suspension End: 3/23/2015
Ruling Text:
ON OCT. 31, 2014, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT WRD DETERMINED THAT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE WERE AT RISK DUE TO THE ACTIONS BY ASS'T RACING OFFICIAL ROBERT KYLE WILLIAMS FOR CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO RACING, THE WRD STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT  MR. WILLIAMS BE SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 10/31/2014, PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF MR. WILLIAMS SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL RACE TRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: ROBERT KYLE WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 10/31/2014
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 14-WRD-065 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/13/2014 Suspension End: 3/23/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 14-WRD-065 - ASSISTANT RACING OFFICIAL ROBERT KYLE WILLIAMS HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE OHRC BOARD OF STEWARDS AT WRD, AND HAVING SUPPLIED A URINE SAMPLE TO LED AGENT GARY ROHR PRIOR TO LICENSURE, IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING EFFECTIVE 3/23/2015.
Name: JAVIER RAMERO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-175 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JAVIER MARQUEZ (DOB: 11/08/1955 NMSRC LICENSE #:93192168) having been duly notified, and having appeared (via representative Trainer Jose Luis Muela) on October 12, 2014 before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM07355, after it was collected from the horse “J M BLUE MOON FLASH” which finished first in the 10th  race, Friday, May 30, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
JAVIER MARQUEZ is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “J M BLUE MOON FLASH”, 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: Fourth offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be a fine in the amount five thousand dollars, ($5,000.00) and disqualification, loss of purse for the 10th  race, Friday, May 30, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs.
In addition, “J M BLUE MOON FLASH” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days, (October 13, 2014 through November 27, 2014, inclusive) and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAVIER MARQUEZ a penalty of loss of purse of the tenth race, Friday, May 30, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs, and a fine in the amount five thousand dollars, ($5,000.00).
 
It was determined in the hearing this is a 4th category B violation in a 365-day period.
 
In addition, JAVIER MARQUEZ is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any further action they deem necessary.
 
(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
 
 
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: 10/18/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-172 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 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  for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse  “Romulus Cove” that was entered in the second race, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
("Romulus Cove" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected).
 
Irving J. Fournier is found to be in violation of:
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".
 
(This information is displayed on the daily overnight listing of entries, and is also posted on the Racing office bulletin board).
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Irving J. Fournier a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before November 18, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Additionally, the horse " Romulus Cove" is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.
 
                                  BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
     ____________________                 ____________________                       _______________
        DAVID KEITER                           CONNIE ESTES                                ED L'ECUYER
 
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than  10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-152 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador R Soto, having been properly notified,  appeared before the Board of Stewards on 10/11/2014 for a confirmed positive test for the Class IV drug Flunixin which was found in sample # NM08098 after it was collected from the horse “Toast Streaker” which finished in 1st  place in the 6th  race on 8/11/2014 at Ruidoso Downs is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 (The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 53 ng/ml in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined by, Mr. Soto).
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador R Soto a penalty as follows:
 
  • A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before 11/11/2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood plasma”.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of the horse, as outlined in related ruling  issued this date, at Zia Park).
 
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 9/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-54 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony M Gallegos, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for an ineligible horse “Fj Jumpin” (failure to have the registration papers on file)  which resulted in a program scratch in the third race, Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony M Gallegos a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before October 14, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of :
 
Name: KERRY K SANGARA Ruling Date: 8/29/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: DMTD042 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/29/2014 Suspension End: 9/12/2014
Ruling Text:
Owner KERRY SANGARA, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule # 1876 (Financial Responsibility - Equine Medical Center - $32,017 .63), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule # 1547 (Failure to Appear).
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Kerry Sangara are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. Sangara is denied  access to all premises  in this jurisdiction.
Name: KERRY K SANGARA Ruling Date: 8/29/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: DMTD042 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/29/2014 Suspension End: 9/12/2014
Ruling Text: Owner KERRY SANGARA, having complied with the provisions of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – Equine Medical Center $32,017.63) is restored to good standing. Ruling DMTD #042 issued at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on August 29, 2014 is set aside.
Name: DAVID FRANKHAM Ruling Date: 8/28/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: DMTD040 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
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Owners DAVID FRANK.HAM and BRIAN CARMODY, who own the horse "SMOGCUTTER" entered to run in the first race at Del Mar Race Track on July 31, 2014, are fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule # 1698 (Failure to Start and Run - refused to run), for violation  of California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late  Declaration).
Name: LONNIE GRABER Ruling Date: 8/22/2014
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: j2014-022 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text:
In the 3rd race on 08/14/2014 at the Red Mile, Mr. Graber id cause a late driver change
Name: JAIME DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2014-DAA-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/2/2014 Suspension End: 10/31/2014
Ruling Text:
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:
 
  • A suspension of any/all NMRC issued licenses for a period o f 60 days/years (suspension will begin September 2, 2014 and end October 31, 2014 inclusive.  During said time of suspension, licensee is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 NMAC. Pursuant to Commission rules, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of licensee are ineligible to start in any race in this jurisdiction.
 
  • A fine in the amount of One Thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before October 1, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
  • Loss of purse for the 7TH race that ran on date: June 6, 2014 at SunRay Park race track.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: MEMORY G MCCRACKEN Ruling Date: 7/21/2014
Jurisdiction: Montana Board of Horse Racing Facility: Miles City Race Meet
Ruling Number: 2014-MCRM-3 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text:
Trainer Memory McCracken, Lic# 18005 DOB February 17, 1961 is hereby fined $100.00 as horse is ineligible to run Race 5 .  "Above the Drama' has had three wins; Condition for Race 5 read as "For three year olds and upwards which have never won three races lifetime." He has won three races. The horse: Above the Drama Owner Windy Ridge Racing and Dale Pepion.
 
Rule 32.28.71 0 (8) -"The trainer shall be absolutely responsible for the condition of every horse the trainer enters regardless of the act of third parties."
 
This ruling may he appealed as per MBOBR Rule 32.28.203 and 32.28.302(3)
Name: BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ Ruling Date: 7/11/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0448414 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/11/2014 Suspension End: 9/4/2014
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0448414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 11, 2014 With regard to Trainer BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ (DOB: 07/06/1994 NMSRC LICENSE #:56082196); Having received information from the Florida Division of Pari Mutuel Wagering, regarding 2 rulings that address a suspension of Mr. Muniz (ruling 2014000483, which issued a suspension effective August 6, 2014, through August 20, 2014, & ruling 2014002891, which issued a suspension effective August 21, 2014, through September 4, 2014, inclusive); It is hereby ordered that any/all NMSRC licenses issued to BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ are suspended for a like time period (August 6, 2014, through September 4, 2014, inclusive, or at the conclusion of any administrative, or judicial stay). This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.1.9 (C)(22) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Stewards shall honor rulings from other pari mutuel jurisdictions regarding license suspensions, revocations, or eligibility of horses". During said time of applicable suspension, BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ 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 BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. BY ORDER OF THE 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: BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0446414 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/7/2014 Suspension End: 8/5/2014
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0446414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 07, 2014 With regard to Trainer BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ (DOB: 07/06/1994 NMSRC LICENSE #:56082196 ); Having received information from Hialeah Park, regarding 2 rulings that address a suspension of Mr. Muniz (ruling HIA 13 14 024, which issued a suspension effective July 7, 2014, through July 21, 2014, & HIA 13 14 025, which issued a suspension effective July 22, 2014, through August 5, 2014 inclusive); It is hereby ordered that any/all NMSRC licenses issued to BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ are suspended for a like time period (July 7, 2014, through August 5, 2014, inclusive, or at the conclusion of any administrative, or judicial stay). This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.1.9 (C)(22) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Stewards shall honor rulings from other pari mutuel jurisdictions regarding license suspensions, revocations, or eligibility of horses". During said time of applicable suspension, BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ 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 BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. BY ORDER OF THE 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: GENE LEE BURDEN Ruling Date: 6/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0355414 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/18/2014 Suspension End: 8/17/2014
Ruling Text:
RULING#: 0355414  TRACK:     RUIDOSO DOWNS  DATE: June 08, 2014  c
Name: LUIS ROGELIO NAVA Ruling Date: 6/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0356414 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 0356414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: June 08, 2014 Owner LUIS ROGELIO NAVA (DOB: 01/29/1980 NMSRC LICENSE #:93191315) having been duly notified, and having been represented (via telephonic counsel), before the Board of Stewards on June 7, 2014, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM04351, after it was collected from the horse "Aka Bugga" which finished first in the 8th race, Friday, March 21, 2014, at Sunland Park; LUIS ROGELIO NAVA is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "Aka Bugga" which was the subject of related rulings 0355414, 0357414, and 0358414, issued this date, at Ruidoso Downs, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record. As such, the following applies: 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: 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 LUIS ROGELIO NAVA, a penalty of loss of purse of the eighth race, Friday, March 21, 2014, at Sunland Park, and also loss of purse in the fifth race, Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sunland Park (Refer to related rulings 0355414, 0357414, and 0358414, 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: KATHRYN ANN SMITH Ruling Date: 4/10/2014
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 14-WRD-024 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/10/2014 Suspension End: 4/27/2014
Ruling Text:
OWNER KATHRYN ANN SMITH, HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR TO ANSWER ALLEGATIONS OF FAILURE TO MEET FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO WRD FOR TWO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS CHECKS IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $960.00, IS HEREBY FINED $100.00 AND IS SUSPENDED AND/OR INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE EFFECTIVE 4/10/2014, PENDING HER APPEARANCE BEFORE THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS. DURING HER SUSPENSION, MS. SMITH IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURE OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: KATHRYN ANN SMITH Ruling Date: 4/10/2014
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 14-WRD-024 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/10/2014 Suspension End: 4/27/2014
Ruling Text:
RE: 14-WRD-024 - Restored to Good Standing --
Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 4/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3376514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: RULING#: 3376514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: April 08, 2014 Trainer IRVING JOEL FOURNIER, (DOB: 06/30/1960 LICENSE #96092227), 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 "Charlies Toy", entered in the first race, on Saturday, April 05, 2014 at Sunland Park. IRVING JOEL FOURNIER is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry." 15.2.5.13 A (7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may change any equipment used on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed IRVING JOEL FOURNIER a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before May 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. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER RON WALKER DAVID KEITER 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: MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA Ruling Date: 4/5/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3368514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/5/2014 Suspension End: 6/14/2014
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3368514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: April 05, 2014 Trainer: MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA (DOB: 08/25/1958 LICENSE #:56075358) , 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 NM04760, after it was collected from the horse "Lion Again" which finished 1st in the fourth race, Thursday January 30, 2014 at Sunland Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 552pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, MELVIN CORDOVA. The split was confirmed positive by LSU with a finding of 1.063ng/ml or 1063 pg/ml in urine). MELVIN 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 MELVIN CORDOVA a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days. (April 15, 2014 through June 14, 2014,Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Thursday January 30, 2014, at Sunland Park. This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, MELVIN 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 MELVIN 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 3369514 and 3370514 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: TOMAS VALLEJOS Ruling Date: 3/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3330514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/2/2014 Suspension End: 4/2/2017
Ruling Text:
 RULING#: 3330514  TRACK: SUNLAND PARK  DATE: March 22, 2014  Trainer: TOMAS  G  VALLEJOS (DOB: 09/21/1938 LICENSE #:56082574) having been duly notified, and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class I-A drug "Phentermine", which was found in sample NM03984 after it was collected from the horse "Hurried Flurry", which finished first in the 1st race, Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Zia Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Phentermine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and sent to LSU where findings of Phentermine were confirmed as positive at 11.694 ng/ml in urine. Additionally, there are no acceptable test limit levels for this drug, and Class I-A drugs of this nature have a high potential for affecting the outcome of a race, and have no approved or indicated use in a horse).  Tomas G. Vallejos is found to be in violation of:  15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established".  15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."  For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tomas G. Vallejos a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of three calendar years (April 2, 2014 thru April 2, 2017 inclusive); (2)  A fine in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000); (3)  Loss of purse of the 1st race, October 6, 2013, at Zia Park; (4)  Due to the presence of a Class I-A finding in a post race sample, this matter is hereby referred to the            NMSRC for any action deemed necessary, per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;  This is a first Category A positive test and second positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(1)(a) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.    During said time of applicable suspension, Tomas G. Vallejos is hereby excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC; Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care 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 3331514 and 3332514 issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
 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: HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 3/10/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3278514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/26/2017 Suspension End: 3/26/2020
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3278514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: March 10, 2014 Trainer HECTOR JAMIE HERNANDEZDOB: 04/19/1980 LICENSE #:96040432 having been duly notified, and having appeared (telephonically), before the Board of Stewards on March 9, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class II drug "Zilpaterol", which was found in sample NM03687 after it was collected from the horse "IBSTYLINFIRST", which finished first in the 4th race, Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Zilpaterol. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined by, Mr. HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ. Additionally, there are no acceptable test limit levels for this drug, and Class II drugs of this nature have a high potential for affecting the outcome of a race, and have no approved or indicated use in a horse). HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ a penalty as follows: (1) A revocation with no reapplication of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of three calendar years (March 26, 2017, through March 26, 2020, inclusive) due to previous suspension ending March 25, 2017; (2) A fine in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000); (3) Loss of purse of the fourth race, Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque; (4) Due to the presence of a Class II-A finding in a post race sample, this matter is hereby referred to the NMSRC for any action deemed necessary, per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC; This is a second positive test violation in the past 365 day period for a Class 2 violation, and the third test violation within a 365 day period of any drug positive, 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, HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ is hereby excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC; Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ 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 3279514 and 3280514, issued this date, at Sunland Park). BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ______________________ _______________________ _______________________ RON WALKER ED L'ECUYER DAVID KEITER 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: HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 3/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3273514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/25/2014 Suspension End: 3/25/2017
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3273514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: March 08, 2014 Trainer, HECTOR JAMIE HERNANDEZ DOB: 04/19/1980 LICENSE #:56083549, having been duly notified, and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on this date, a scheduled hearing was held in absentia, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class II drug "Zilpaterol", which was found in sample NM03684 after it was collected from the horse "Johnny 99", which finished first in the 2nd race, Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Zilpaterol. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined due to non payment to the testing laboratory by Mr. Hernandez. Additionally, there are no acceptable test limit levels for this drug, and Class II drugs of this nature have a high potential for affecting the outcome of a race, and have no approved or indicated use in a horse). HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of three calendar years (March 25, 2014, through March 25, 2017, inclusive); The applicable dates of suspension are to follow a previous suspension ending March 24, 2014; (2) A fine in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000); (3) Loss of purse of the first race, Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque; (4) Due to the presence of a Class II-A finding in a post race sample, this matter is hereby referred to the NMSRC for any action deemed necessary, per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC; This is a first positive test for a Class II violation in the past 365 day period, and a second positive test within a 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(1)(a) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ is hereby excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC; Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ 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 3274514, and 3275514, issued this date, at Sunland Park). BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ______________________ _______________________ _______________________ RON WALKER ED L'ECUYER DAVID KEITER 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 RAMERO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 1/31/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3143514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3143514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: January 31, 2014 Owner JAVIER ROMERO MARQUEZ (DOB: 11/08/1955 NMSRC LICENSE #:93192168, as et al for the Stable name J&M Racing and Farm, NMSRC license 57463106) having been duly notified, and having been represented by Trainer Kristopher Cordova, and also telephonic counsel, before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding 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 2nd race, Monday, November 25, 2013 at Zia Park; JAVIER MARQUEZ, (as et al for the Stable Name J&M Racing and Farm), is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse ROCKNCORONA, which was the subject of related rulings -3142514, AND 3144514, 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 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 shall be disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine, and horse shall be placed on the Veterinarian's list for 45 days, and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAVIER MARQUEZ (as et al for the Stable Name J&M Racing and Farm), a penalty of the following; (1) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, November 25, 2013, at Zia Park. (2) A fine in the amount of five-thousand dollars ($5,000.) This is a third positive test violation within the past 365 days, and is written in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. (Refer to related rulings 3142514, and 3144514, issued this date, at Sunland Park). BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER RON WALKER ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 20 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: HECTOR JAIME HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 1/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3080514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/24/2014 Suspension End: 3/24/2014
Ruling Text:
HECTOR JAMIE HERNANDEZ (DOB: 04/19/1980 NMSRC LICENSE #:56083549) having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the d rugs "Phenylbutazone" and "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM03333, after it was collected from the horse, "Cadillac Charlie B" which finished first in the 1•1 race, Sunday, September 1, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
(The original lab report indicated  a  finding of Phcnylbutazone at 3.0 mcg/ m l a nd Fl u nixin  at 36.2 ng/m l in
blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided  in  15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and said split sampling by LSU  lab confirmed  Phenylbutazone at 2.645 ug/m l a nd  Flunixin  at 20.735 ng/ml  in blood/serum).
 
For this violation, the Boa rd of Stewa rds assessed  H ECTOR JAMlE HERNA NDEZ a penalty  as follows;
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of sixty calendar days, (January 24 2014, through March 24, 2014, inclusive);
  2. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000);
  3. Loss of purse of the first race, Sunday, September 1, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
T his  is a  first positive test violation  in the past 365 day period, and  is issued in accordance with  15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(a) NM AC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(8)(3)(1) NMAC.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, HECTOR JAMIE HERNANDEZ is hereby excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(2l)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(t) NMAC;
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of HECTOR JAMIE HERNANDEZ are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(2l)(c) NMAC;
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings 3081514, and 3082514, issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
Name: MONICA L ORTEGA Ruling Date: 11/12/2013
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 2013TP-027 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing, and having waived such right via phone on November 12, 2013, Trainer Monica L. Ortega (ADOR License #11803) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund for a total of ONE HUNDRED FIVE ($105.00) for failing to have a registration certificate on file for her entry "WARREN'S ORCHID" resulting in a late scratch in the fourth race on November 10, 2013 at TURF PARADISE Race Course. The fine set forth herein must be satisfied within thirty days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 12, 2013, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for sixty days beginning December 13, 2013 through February 10, 2014, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied. The above described matter constitutes a violation of and/or in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.A.B.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.E.; A.A.C. R19-2-113.B.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.



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