Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >4/28/2016<

189 Total Rulings compiled at: 5/3/2016 4:58:38 AM G.M.T.

Name: CHRISTOPHER GERARD ZAMORA Ruling Date: 5/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-19 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Chris Zamora having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards and signing a written waiver of hearing on May 2, 2016 for bringing his horse “Ebw Ferro” late to the paddock for the 2ND race, on April 30, 2016 resulting in a late scratch at SunRay Park Race Track.  Licensee is found to be violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Chris Zamora a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 2, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules:
 16.47.1.10(C)(22) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is responsible for presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered.”
 
15.2.5.9(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the Owner, Trainer or their licensed designee, with permission from the stewards”.
15.2.5.9 (B) (4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the Stewards.
Name: GEORGE T. MCCLEMENTS Ruling Date: 5/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-033-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/14/2016 Suspension End: 4/17/2017
Ruling Text: Mr. George McClemtnts is suspended for one year beginning April 14, 2016 to and including April 13, 2017 for his second human drug positive for Cocaine and Benzoylecgoine. On November 30, 2015 Mr McClements had a human drug postive for Cocaine. DHRC rule: 5.1.8.5.3 Mr. Mclements must enroll in and complete, at the Licensees expense, a recognized, appropriately licensed treatment program. He must also pay for his failed test ($69.32) and for any future tests until notified differently when and if he is re-licensed.

Name: ARMANDO QUINTANILLA Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-303 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Armando Quintanilla Jr., Lic. # 56083776 having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date April 29th, 2016, for failure to declare equipment FLIPPING HALTER ON at time of entry on the horse RC Movin Chicks entered in the first race, on April 16th, 2016, at Sunland Park. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this first rule violation, the Board of Stewards have assessed a written warning. The next violation will result in a fifty dollar ($50.00) fine

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.

Name: TRAVIS JERRY CARDENAS Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-17 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 1,2016 concerning a security citation for Parking illegally.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of twenty five dollar ($25.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before June 1, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-46 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458 s (v) Repeat Offense.
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-46-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-46 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JOSE D URISTA Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-301 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The trainer license (#132499) issued to Jose Urista is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: ANNA MARIE CROWSON Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-304 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The trainer license issued to Anna Marie Crowson (Anna Marie Crowson-Garcia) is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: FRANCISCO DURAN Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-302 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/9/2016 Suspension End: 5/13/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Francisco Duran, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 1, 2016 for careless riding which resulted in the disqualification of his mount “Slanders Dream” from first place to unplaced in the 10th race, April 30, 2016. Francisco Duran is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Francisco Duran a suspension of 2 days (May 9 , 2016 and May 13, 2016).

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: DIDIEL A OSORIO Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Downs
Ruling Number: 16513 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Didiel Osorio is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to perserve while riding "Kerisma" to the finish of the fourth (4th) race on April 27, 2016. He stood up before the finish line and while it did not cost him a placing, he failed to ride out his horse, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-4-4(a) and 71 IAC 7.5-6-5(5)(e).
Name: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-296 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Delfino Estrada having been duly notified, failed to appear and had a hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on Friday, April 29, 2016, for employing unlicensed help at Sunland Park Racetrack. Jose L. Marrufo, who is unlicensed, took Mr. Estrada’s horse “Ha Dee” to the paddock to be saddled for the third race on Saturday, April 9.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before May 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(C) NMAC: which states “ the commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission.”

16..47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: which states in pertinent part, “A trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.”

Name: VICTOR OLIVO Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16514 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Victor Olivo is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to notify the Identifier of the alteration of the sex of "Seis Hawks", a participant in the tenth (10th) race on April 29, 2016, so the information could be noted on the horse's certificate of registration and be included in the program, a violation of the IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-3(a)(10).
Name: HERMENEGILDO G ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-15 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards  and signed a written waiver on this date April 30, 2016 for failure to declare equipment Specify: (flipping halter) at time of entry on the horse Wdc Drinkin Bone,entered in the 1St   race, on Date:April 22,2016, at SunRay Park Race track.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before May 24 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-297 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Defino Estrada, having been duly notified, failed to appear and had a hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on April 29, 2016, for not appointing a substitute trainer for his horse “Ha Dee” in the third race on April 9, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Defino Estrada was found to be in violation of commission rules. For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($ 50.00). The fine is to paid on or before May 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.10 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states “If any licensed trainer is prevented from performing his duties or is absent from the track where he is participating, the stewards shall be immediately notified, and at the same time, a substitute trainer or assistant trainer, acceptable to the stewards, shall be appointed. The stewards shall be advised when the regular trainer resumes his duties.”

Name: Benito V Guillen Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-298 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Benito Guillen Vega, having been duly notified, failed to appear and had a hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on April 29, 2016, regarding an ineligible entry of “Swanky Party” (no current Owner license), which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the ninth race, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Owner of record for the horse “Swanky Party” is listed as Oscar Leon Jr., who was unable to get licensed before race time of the ninth race on April 13, 2016.

Benito Guillen Vega is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be made in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner.” 15.2.5.12 (X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission.” 16.47.1.9 (A)(1)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed.” 16.47.1.10 (C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches and in all other matters pertaining to racing.”

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Benito Guillen Vega a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine must be paid within 30 days by May 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine by prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-300 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Manuel Uriosite having been summoned but failed to appear before the Board of Stewards so the hearing was held in absentia on this date, (4/30/2016) for failure to declare equipment Flipping halter off at time of entry on the horse Tobique One entered in the third (3rd) race, to run on April 3rd , 2016, at Sunland Park. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this first rule violation, the Board of Stewards have assessed a written warning. If there is another violation it may be a fine of fifty $ (50.00) dollars.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.

Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon A. Alvarez, having been duly summoned, failed to appear and had a hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on April 10, 2016, for failure to declare equipment BLINKERS ON at time of entry on the horse Ellas Bridge Ta Fame in the second race on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this first rule violation, the Board of Stewards has assessed a written WARNING. The next violation may result in a fifty dollar ($50.00) fine

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8 (B10) NMAC: Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.

Name: Mary Barber Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-16 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Michael K. Barber, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 30, 2016, and waved the 10 day notice for failure to have a registration certificate on file necessitating a late scratch for the horse “Westward ” that was entered to run in the 7TH  race, on April 23, 2016 at SunRayPark.
 
Michael Barber is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.9(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the Owner, Trainer or their licensed designee, with permission from the stewards”.
 
15.2.5.9 (B) (4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the Stewards.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to paid on or before May 30 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
Name: MAELY AGUILAR ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16512 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Maely Alvarez is fined two hundred ($200) dollars for possessing alcoholic beverage in his dorm room at Indiana Grand, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14(15).
Name: CHRIS DAVID MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-293 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Chris D. Marquez having been summoned but failed to appeared so the hearing was held in absencia before the Board of Stewards on this date, (4/26/2016) for failure to declare equipment Blinker’s on at time of entry on the horse Dashin N Blazin entered in the third (3rd) race, to run on April 3, 2016, at Sunland Park. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this first rule violation, the Board of Stewards have assessed a written warning. The second, if there is one may result in a fifty $ (50.00) dollar fine.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.

Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-291 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Raul V. Vega having been summoned but failed to appeared so the hearing was held in absencia before the Board of Stewards on this date, (4/26/2016) for failure to declare equipment Flipping halter on at time of entry on the horse Hi Edge entered in the first (1st) race, to run on April 3 , 2016, at Sunland Park. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this first rule violation, the Board of Stewards have assessed a written warning. The next violation, if there is one may result in a fifty ($ 50.00) dollar fine.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.

Name: NORBERTO ARROYO Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-292 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/7/2016 Suspension End: 5/8/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Norberto Arroyo, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 29, 2016 for careless riding, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount “El Gigante” from first place to fifth place in the 7th race, April 26, 2016. Norberto Arroyo is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Norberto Arroyo a suspension of 2 days (May7 , 2016 and May 8, 2016).

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: CHRISTOPHER S RAND Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH39 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2016 Suspension End: 1/1/2017
Ruling Text:
As a result of the administrative hearing conducted on April 26, 2016, the Board of Judges has determined that Christopher Rand did initiate an altercation, resulting in a physical assault upon another licensee while in the paddock area at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday, April 15, 2016.
 
Mr. Rand's actions are in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-7.29(a)4, 5, 6, 9, 13.  As a reuslt, Christopher Rand is hereby denied access to the paddock area, including ship-in area of all extended pari-mutuel racetracks that are licensed by and under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes for the remainder of calendar year 2016 (December 31, 2016).  Mr. Rand is also fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
 
In addition to the penalties as set forth in this ruling, Mr. Rand must also comply with additional relief as set forth in the confidential letter to him, dated April 26, 2016.
 
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-294 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Norberto Arroyo having been subject of an altercation that occurred in the stable area April 29, 2016 at Sunland Park is hereby placed on probation through May 3, 2016. Any conduct violation will result in an immediate summary suspension, $500 fine, and a 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses.

Norberto Arroyo is found to be in violation of:

Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-295 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Frank Reyes having been subject of an altercation that occurred in the stable area April 29, 2016 at Sunland Park is hereby placed on probation through May 3, 2016. Any conduct violation will result in an immediate summary suspension, $500 fine, and a 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses.

Frank Reyes is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.

Name: ANTONINO BUTTITTA Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH36 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/28/2016 Suspension End: 4/30/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Buttitta is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days, April 28, 2016 through
April 30, 2016 inclusive.
 
While driving driving #1 "MUSCERENE" in the 10th race on Friday, April 22, 2016, Mr. Buttitta
did drive in a careless manner by changing course in the stretch, crowding and putting a wheel under
#3 "THE FRANCHISE", causing the driver of "THE FRANCISE" to take up sharply in order to avoid contact in the stretch.
 
#1 "MUSCERENE" finished 5th, disqualified and placed 6th.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 1,2,5,8,9,10
 
Name: VINNY A GINSBURG Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH38 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/3/2016 Suspension End: 5/5/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Ginsburg is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days, May 3, 2016 through and including May 5, 2016.
 
Mr. Ginsburg did drive in a careless manner by crowding and putting a wheel under #1 "TAILGUNNER HANOVER", causing him to be driven with a wheel inside of the pylons prior to the 1/4 mile pole, while driving #4 "ASTOR" in the 7th race on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 2, 5, 8,10
Name: ANTONINO BUTTITTA Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH35 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Buttitta 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 #1 "MUSCERENE" in the 10th race on Friday, April 22, 2016.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH37 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 #7 "ALWAYS B MIKI" in the 11th race on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: LUKE C EBERSOLE Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-81 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 #2 Double O Jesse in race 6 on 4/26/16 he did strike a wheel before the half. O.S.R.C.-3679-17-11  17-99
Name: JUDD A WHITWORTH Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Idaho State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-3 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1406 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FINAL: Delcalaratory Ruling by the ISRC that licensee Judd Whitworth violated ISRC administrative rule, IDAPA 11.04.03.030.07, under which the ISRC is revoking/denying his license for 2016 who has - committed an act or acts demonstrating financial instability, intemperate habits or has a bad reputation for truth, honesty and integrity, or other similar conduct contrary to the best interest of racing. The judgement entered agaisnt Judd Whitworth is in the amount of $1,406.00. This comprises of outstanding invoices for training services offered to Judd Whitworth by Brent Taylor during past racing seasons. Also, included was a letter dated July 23rd, 2015 directed to the Ada County Small Claims Court for this case and sent by Brent Taylor. The letter briefly explained that a training bill was sent to Mr. Judd Whitworth each year since 2005 for his half of the training services, including transportation, accrued in 2005 and still remains outstanding. The ISRC verified the small claims judgment from the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Idaho and received a letter to the ISRC on February 23rd, 2016 in which Brent Taylor asks the ISRC to enter a Declaratory ruling agaisnt Judd Whitworth. Prior documentation was provided by Brent Taylor on November 19th. 2016 regarding his small claims judgement that was awarded to him on 10/2/2015, case #CVSC1509202.
Name: TODD WARREN Ruling Date: 4/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16032 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Warren failed to drive when programmed in races 6 and 14 on 4/22/16.
Name: DOUGLAS W. LEWIS Ruling Date: 4/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-003-16 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Douglas Lewis is fined $200.00 for bringing EMBASSY SEELSTER late to the Lasix barn resulting in a scratch on April 26, 2016 at Harrington Raceway. DHRC rule: 8.3.5.4. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written ruling.
Name: RAFAEL MOJICA Ruling Date: 4/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16509 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: Jockey Rafael Mojica Jr., is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for reporting an incorrect weight to the Clerk of Scales prior to riding on April 23, 2016, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: ORLANDO MOJICA Ruling Date: 4/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16510 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: Jockey Orlando Mojica is fined one hundred ($100) dollars for reporting an incorrect weight to the Clerk of Scales prior to riding on April 23, 2016, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3(a).
Name: BRIAN CARPENTER Ruling Date: 4/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16033 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 4/26/16, Mr. Carpenter violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: LONNIE J MECHE Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-4 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On April 25, 2016, Lonnie Meche appeared before the LSRC seeking approval for licensure as a Jockey(felon). The LSRC ruled that he must first  submit a negative hair sample and a physical evaluation as to his fitness to ride racehorses. He will then be conditionally approved for licensure as an Exercise Rider for three months. During this three month period he will be subject to monthly drug urinalysis. After he successfully completes the conditions as an Exercise Rider  he may then reapply to the full Commission for a Jockey license.
Name: JIMMY RAY COATES Ruling Date: 4/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-14 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jimmy Coates having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 24, 2016 for failure to honor or be excused from his riding engagement in the first race April 23, 2016 at Sunray Park for horse Tac It Like a Tailor
 
Jimmy Coates failed to notify stewards he would not be present to ride.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jimmy Coates a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 24, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.13 RUNNING OF THE RACE:
C. JOCKEY REQUIREMENTS  
 
(1) Jockeys shall report to the jockeys' quarters at the time designated by the association.  Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales.  Jockeys shall not leave the jockeys' quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the stewards.
 
(3) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the stewards.  Failure to fulfill riding engagements may result in disciplinary action.
Name: SALVADOR ESTRADA Ruling Date: 4/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-12 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically and signed a written waiver on this date April 23, 2016 for failure to declare equipment Specify: (flipping halter) at time of entry on the horse Prince Bac,entered in the 5th  race, on Date:April 22,2016, at SunRay Park Race track.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment  must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to paid on or before May 24 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
 
Name: HEMERIO QUEZADA HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 4/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-289 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Hemerio Q. Hernandez, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class 4C drug "Methylprednisolone", which was found in sample #NM15293, after it was collected from the horse "Go For Sixes” which finished in first place in the second race, November 14, 2015, at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 454 picograms per milliliter in the blood. This exceeds the allowable limits of 100 picograms per milliliter as per the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Schedule incorporated by reference in 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered but waived by Hemerio Q. Hernandez.) HWD Racing Stables (Luis Castillo Medrano) is the owner of record for horse “Go For Sixes” which was the subject of a Methylprednisolone positive. Trainer Hemerio Q. Hernandez is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9 NMAC: Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. Groups of drugs assigned to this category include the following. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures. (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by The Association of Racing Commissioners International's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit. 15.2.6.11(A)(NMAC) and 16.47.1.10(B)(1)NMA: Which states that "The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is resonsible 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 excesss of maximum allowable levels by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) LICENSED TRAINER: Which states that first offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.00" For this first violation in a (365 day period): The Board of Stewards assessed Hemerio Q. Hernandez a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) which is due on or before May 24, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in presecribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Name: FRANCISCO M ESPINOZA Ruling Date: 4/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-286 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/23/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Francisco Espinoza, having been duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards concerning a Ban Citation issued by DAA regarding his conduct which adversely reflects on the integrity of horse racing.

Francisco Espinoza is found to be in violation of:

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Francisco Espinoza a penalty of the following:

                1. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective April 23, 2016, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any future licensing in New Mexico.
During said time of suspension Francisco Espinoza is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC. Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, or under the care of Francisco Espinoza are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

5.2.1.9 B. (4) d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.

Name: DONALD JOHN EASH Ruling Date: 4/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16029 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 10 on 4/21/16, Mr. Eash failed to set and maintain a proper pace.

Name: Tom T Tetrick Ruling Date: 4/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16028 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 3 on 4/21/16, Mr. Tetrick violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: TIMOTHY CLEVENGER Ruling Date: 4/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16030 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 13 on 4/22/16, Mr. Clevenger violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: BARBARA JEAN BROWN Ruling Date: 4/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-282 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Barbara Brown, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, for employing help licensed in the wrong capacity at the Sunland Park meet. Owner Lauren Cardoso was working as an exercise rider.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100). The normal fine for this offense is $200, but due to mitigating circumstances (Lauren Cardoso had a current license but in the wrong capacity), a fine of $100 was assessed. The fine is to be paid on or before May 22, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(C) NMAC: which states “ the commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission.”

16..47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: which states in pertinent part, “A trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.”

Name: KILLIAN HENNESSY Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21619 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On April 21, 2016, Killian Hennessey  voluntarily surrendered his 2016 Louisiana Apprentice Jockey license.
Name: ROBERT A. MAYER Ruling Date: 4/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16505 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: Robert Mayer has surrendered his Outrider's license as he no longer is working in that capacity in Indiana.
Name: MANDY HAWKINS Ruling Date: 4/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-9 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:
 Mandy Hawkins having taken and passed the Jockey Agents test and surrendered her owners license is hereby elligible to preform the duties
of a Jockeys agent.
Name: REUBEN RIVERA Ruling Date: 4/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-274 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Jockey Agent and Assistant Starter license (#278532 and #277270) issued to Reuben Rivera is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: KENNETH MERLE GRISHAM Ruling Date: 4/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-269 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Kenneth M. Grisham, having been duly notified, appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on April 15, 2016, regarding the horse “Hearts Princess” for not having sufficient current workouts which resulted in a program scratch in the second race, March 26, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

“Hearts Princess” had not raced for more than six months and did not have a second required workout within a 60 day period, prior to race day, resulting in the late scratch.

Kenneth M. Grisham is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.11 (A)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “ Any horse which has started, but not within sixty (60) days, must have at least one workout within sixty (60) days prior to time of race. Horses that have not started within six (6) months of entry must have at least two approved workouts within the sixty (60) days.

15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it lacks official published workouts”.

16.47.1.10 (C)(18) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for horses entered as to eligibility, weight, or other allowances claimed”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Kenneth M. Grisham a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 15, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: Ryan Keith Grundy Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-41 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458 s (T)(1) Whip below shaft
Name: Ryan Keith Grundy Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-41-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-41 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Travis Alfred Cullen Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-39 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA-Rule 458 s (v) Repeat Offense
Name: Travis Alfred Cullen Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-39-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-39 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: FLOYD EDWARD HENSLEY Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-40 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458 s (v).
Name: FLOYD EDWARD HENSLEY Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-40-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-40 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-245 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer James J. Gonzales having been duly notified, waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 12, 2016 for failing to appoint a substitute trainer to saddle his horse Anniversary Scooter in the 2nd race on April 9, 2016. James J. Gonzales is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.10 E. SUBSTITUTE TRAINERS:(1) If any licensed trainer is prevented from performing his duties or is absent from the track where he is participating, the stewards shall be immediately notified, and at the same time, a substitute trainer or assistant trainer, acceptable to the stewards, shall be appointed. The stewards shall be advised when the regular trainer resumes his duties (2) A substitute trainer must accept responsibility for the horses in writing and be approved by the stewards. (3) A substitute trainer and the absent trainer shall be jointly responsible as absolute insurers of the condition of their horses entered in an official workout or race pursuant to Subsection B, Paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of 16.47.1.10 NMAC.

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed James J. Gonzales a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before Date: May 16, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-255 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee WESLEY GILES having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on APRIL 12, 2016 concerning a security citation for a parking violation on March 24, 2016 and is found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed WESLEY GILES a penalty in the amount of twenty five dollars ($25.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 16, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

This ruling is in accordance with:

FOUND IN VIOLATION OF 15.2.3.8B3 NMAC: (3) Disciplinary action. The stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters.

Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-246 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer James J Gonzales having been duly notified, waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 12, 2016, for employing owner, Joel Gonzales, as an assistant trainer (saddling in the paddock) in the 2nd race April 9, 2016.

James J Gonzales was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this SECOND EMPLOYMENT VIOLATIONIN IN A 365 DAY PERIOD FOR WORKING HELP WITH A CURRENT VALID LICENSE IN A CAPACITY IN WHICH THEY WERE NOT LICENSED , the Board of Stewards assessed James J Gonzales a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before May 16, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules: 16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission. 16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.

Name: LUIS RAUL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-256 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Luis R. Hernandez having signed the stipulated agreement with investigator Leasa Johnson March 11, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM13714 after it was collected from the horse “Zoom Royalty” which finished 2nd in the 2nd race on June 28, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs. (The original lab report indicated a finding of “Clenbuterol” at 328 pg/ml. The allowable limit was 140pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived). Gabriel Ochoa is the recorded Owner of the horse “Zoom Royalty”.

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 140pg/ml in urine, or 0 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 Luis R. Hernandez

    1. A fine in the amount of ($1,000) one thousand dollars to paid on or before May 16, 2016 in accordance with in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
    2. Disqualification and loss of purse from the 2nd race JUNE 28, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs 1)Tyme for a Corona 2) Okey Dokey Wrangler 3) Flyin Hi Class 4) Lighting McQueen 5) Mighty Chino 6) Eaglesboro 7) Greyback 8) Shadows of the Night UNPLACED ZOOM ROYALTY
    3. Zoom Royalty shall be placed on the Stewards list and must pass a commission approved exam before being eligible to enter.
    4. 180 day probationary period starting April 15, 2016 and going through October 12, 2016.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, Luis R. Hernandez furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
Name: DOMINIC ANDRES RIVERA Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-249 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Agent Dominic Rivera, having waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 10, 2016, for entering horse Exposure in the wrong race, 5th race, for Trainer Justin Evans on March 26, 2016 is found to be in violation of NMRC rules. This scratch created a field size with less than 8 horses.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Dominic Rivera a fine in the amount of TWO hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 16, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Dominic Rivera is found to be in violation of. 16.47.1.10 (C) (18) Trainers are responsible for horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;

Name: JOSE A LOPEZ Ruling Date: 4/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #16-0039 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS for the late arrival of your horse BOBBYS APPROVAL, who was not on Keeneland grounds on April 8, 2016 at the time designated. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:018 Section 13, subsection (5)(l)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: ROSS J LEONARD Ruling Date: 4/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16027 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 3 on 4/8/16, Mr. Leonard violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: THOMAS LEE LUTHER Ruling Date: 4/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16026 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 6 on 4/12/16, Mr. Luther violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: ROBERT O DINOZZI Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH32 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. DiNozzi 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 #6 "INTHEBLINKOFANEYE" in the 9th race on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ODELL D CROSS Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16025 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 4 on 4/9/16, Mr. Cross violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-232 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-trainer Alfredo Sanchez ran his horse "Pampered Jess" in the Rainbow Futurity Juvenile on July 19, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs. The Rainbow Futurity Juvenile is the unofficial consolation for the Rainbow Futurity. To qualify for the Rainbow Futurity Juvenile, a horse must have competed in the trials on July 4. "Pampered Jess" ran fast enough in the trials to qualify for the Juvenile. However, "Pampered Jess" was disqualified from the trials on July 4 for a positive test of clenbuterol at a hearing before the Sunland Park Board of Stewards on March 29, 2016 (refer to NM Ruling 2016-SUN-200). Therefore, "Pampered Jess" is also disqualified from the Juvenile.

"Pampered Jess" is hereby disqualified from seventh place in the Ruidoso Futurity Juvenile and deemed Unplaced. The new order of finish is: (1) Motorboatin, (2) Stel Royal, (3) Undaunted, (4) Empty Arms, (5) Nexxus, (6) Fast Prize Janie, (7) Suga Tai Can Fly, (8) Jm Mr Evan, (9) Game Changes, and UNPLACED - Pampered Jess.

Name: RICHARD CARL PLANO Ruling Date: 4/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16021 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Plano failed to drive when programmed in race 11 on 4/7/16.

Name: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 4/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16022 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Longo failed to drive when programmed in race 6 on 4/8/16.
Name: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 4/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16023 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Longo failed to have his IHRC license on his person when entering the test barn area on 4/8/16.
Name: SAMUEL D WIDGER Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16024 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 4/8/16, Mr. Widger drove into the passing lane and blocked the forward progress of No. 3 THUNOR. Finished fourth and was placed seventh.

Name: PHEBE JANE PENN Ruling Date: 4/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16020 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The track employee license of Phebe Penn is hereby rescinded. Ms. Penn is to be licensed as the Horsemen's Bookkeeper.
Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-215 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 Alejandro Medellin, having been summoned appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 1, 2016, for careless riding and failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Skimasco in the 2nd race, March 29, 2016, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alejandro Medellin a fine in the amount of Two hundred dollars ($200.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before May 6, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: MIGUEL M PEREZ Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-220 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Miguel Perez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 5, 2016 regarding his conduct towards another licensee (yelling threats and using foul language on the racetrack).

Miguel Perez is found to be in violation of:

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

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Miguel Perez a penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before Date: May 6, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: RAFAEL ARELLANO Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-222 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having been duly notified, signed a waiver which waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 26 , 2016, for galloping with an expired license.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before May 6, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission. 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-213 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/17/2016 Suspension End: 10/13/2016
Ruling Text:

Trainer Manuel D. Urioste, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 28, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM14527, after it was collected from the horse "Swiss Mister" which finished first in the fourth race on September 18, 2015 at the New Mexico State Fair.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 164 pg/ml in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by Manuel D. Urioste. The split was confirmed positive by Industrial Laboratories with a finding of 108 pg/ml in urine). The recorded owner of the horse Swiss Mister is Enith Garduno, who was represented at this hearing by Mr. Urioste.

Trainer Manuel D. Urioste is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”

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

This is the second positive test for clenbuterol in the past 365-day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 ©(2)(b) NMAC. For this violation, the Stewards assessed Manuel D. Urioste the following penalties:

  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a 180-day period. (April 17 through October 13, 2016, inclusive).
  2. A fine in the amount of $2,500; the fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 152.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.
  3. Loss of purse in the fourth race, September 18, 2015, at the New Mexico State Fair. The new order of finish is: (1) Royal Tapout, (2) Connors Echo, (3 Minney Mac, (4) Autumn’s Girl, (5) James D Man, and unplaced: Swiss Mister.

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

Name: MARK EDWARD EVERS Ruling Date: 4/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16018 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 14 on 4/1/16, Mr. Evers moved out from the inside without sufficient clearance and impeded the progress of No. 9 LUV BITES. Finished first and was placed seventh.

Name: CHARLES JASON DILLANDER Ruling Date: 4/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16017 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 10 on 4/1/16, Mr. Dillander violated the IHRC whipping rule by failing to keep a line in each hand.
Name: MATT KRUEGER Ruling Date: 4/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16019 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 13 on 4/2/16, Mr. Krueger violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-208 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon A. Alvarez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 28, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “clenbuterol” at a level of( 3,200 pg per ml.), which was found in sample NM09703, after it was collected from the horse “Tb Runaway Lady TE” which finished first(1st) in the fourth(4th) race, September 9, 2014, at Zia Park; For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed penalties: As full and final resolution of this matter, Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez agrees to the following penalties: (1) Waive of Rights. Licensee’s knowingly, intentionally and voluntarily waives his/her right to a hearing and the right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes, but not limited to, licensee’s right to a full evidentiary hearing including the right to present evidence and cross examine witnesses: and any right to appeal this settlement or any decision in connection with this settlement agreement. (2). A one thousand ($ 1000.00) fine to be paid within thirty(30) days.(3). Horse is dis-qualified and loss of purse, new order of finishis as follows: (1) Mr Eye Opener To, (2) Westernshines,(3) Belvedere Up, (4) Wave Carver Jess, (5) Reckless N Dashin, (6) Fooses Dream, (7) Red Solo Cup, (8) Gg Wining Flo, (9) Special Authority--Unplaced- Tb Runaway Lady TE,(4) One hundred and eighty day (180) probation beginning on April 3,2016 ending in October 1, 2016. As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states “Category B penalties will be assessed as licensed Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez 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 have the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this Licensee knowingly and voluntarily waives his right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes but not limited to , Licensee’s right to ( a) a full evidentiary hearing, including the right to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses; and (b) any right to appeal this settlement or any decision by the Commission in connection with this Settlement Agreement.) This Settlement Agreement shall be deemed approved and executed upon being signed by both parties. This Settlement Agreement constitutes a full and complete resolution of all claims and defenses that either party did raise or could have raised with the respect to these proceeding and execution of this Settlement constitutes full and final resolution. It is so Stipulated and Agreed.

Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-208-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-208 - Modified Penalty Trainer Ramon A. Alvarez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards with translator Ramon Alvarez Jr. on March 28, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “clenbuterol” at a level of( 3,200 pg per ml.), which was found in sample NM09703, after it was collected from the horse “Tb Runaway Lady TE” which finished first(1st) in the fourth(4th) race, September 9, 2014, at Zia Park; For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed penalties: As full and final resolution of this matter, Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez agrees to the following penalties: (1) Waive of Rights. Licensee’s knowingly, intentionally and voluntarily waives his/her right to a hearing and the right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes, but not limited to, licensee’s right to a full evidentiary hearing including the right to present evidence and cross examine witnesses: and any right to appeal this settlement or any decision in connection with this settlement agreement. (2). A one thousand ($ 1000.00) fine to be paid on or before May 5, 2016. Failure to pay fine may results in immediate suspension of all NMRC licenses. .(3). Horse is dis-qualified and loss of purse, new order of finishis as follows: (1) Mr Eye Opener To, (2) Westernshines,(3) Belvedere Up, (4) Wave Carver Jess, (5) Reckless N Dashin, (6) Fooses Dream, (7) Red Solo Cup, (8) Gg Wining Flo, (9) Special Authority--Unplaced- Tb Runaway Lady TE,(4) One hundred and eighty day (180) probation beginning on April 3,2016 ending in October 1, 2016. As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states “Category B penalties will be assessed as licensed Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty:

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this Licensee knowingly and voluntarily waives his right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes but not limited to , Licensee’s right to ( a) a full evidentiary hearing, including the right to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses; and (b) any right to appeal this settlement or any decision by the Commission in connection with this Settlement Agreement.) This Settlement Agreement shall be deemed approved and executed upon being signed by both parties. This Settlement Agreement constitutes a full and complete resolution of all claims and defenses that either party did raise or could have raised with the respect to these proceeding and execution of this Settlement constitutes full and final resolution. It is so Stipulated and Agreed.

Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-210 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon A. Alvarez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 28, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “clenbuterol” at a level of (565 pg per ml.), which was found in sample NM09703, after it was collected from the horse “Nay Rila” which finished first (1st) in the second (2nd) race, September 29, 2014, at Zia Park; For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed penalties: As full and final resolution of this matter, Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez agrees to the following penalties: (1) Waive of Rights. Licensee’s knowingly, intentionally and voluntarily waives his/her right to a hearing and the right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes, but not limited to, licensee’s right to a full evidentiary hearing including the right to present evidence and cross examine witnesses: and any right to appeal this settlement or any decision in connection with this settlement agreement. (2). A one thousand ($ 1000.00) fine to be paid within thirty (30) days. (3). One hundred-eighty day (180) probation beginning on April 3, 2016 ending on October 1, 2016, (4). Horse is dis-qualified and loss of purse, new order of finish is as follows: (1).Eyesa Southerner,(2) David Bruce,(3) omplicatedcorona,(4) Magic of Winning,(5) Barstool Boogie,(6) Six Royal Jets,(7) Unastreakin, (8) Hopes Flys, Unplaced—Nay Rila As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states “Category B penalties will be assessed as licensed Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez 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 have the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this Licensee knowingly and voluntarily waives his right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes but not limited to , Licensee’s right to ( a) a full evidentiary hearing, including the right to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses; and (b) any right to appeal this settlement or any decision by the Commission in connection with this Settlement Agreement.) This Settlement Agreement shall be deemed approved and executed upon being signed by both parties. This Settlement Agreement constitutes a full and complete resolution of all claims and defenses that either party did raise or could have raised with the respect to these proceeding and execution of this Settlement constitutes full and final resolution. It is so Stipulated and Agreed.

Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-210-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-210 - Modified Penalty Trainer Ramon A. Alvarez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards with transaltor Ramon Alvarez Jr., on March 28, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “clenbuterol” at a level of (565 pg per ml.), which was found in sample NM09703, after it was collected from the horse “Nay Rila” which finished first (1st) in the second (2nd) race, September 29, 2014, at Zia Park; For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed penalties: As full and final resolution of this matter, Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez agrees to the following penalties: (1) Waive of Rights. Licensee’s knowingly, intentionally and voluntarily waives his/her right to a hearing and the right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes, but not limited to, licensee’s right to a full evidentiary hearing including the right to present evidence and cross examine witnesses: and any right to appeal this settlement or any decision in connection with this settlement agreement. (2). A one thousand ($ 1000.00) fine to be paid on or by May 5, 2016. Failure to pay fine may result in immediate suspension. (3). One hundred-eighty day (180) probation beginning on April 3, 2016 ending on October 1, 2016, (4). Horse is dis-qualified and loss of purse, new order of finish is as follows: (1).Eyesa Southerner,(2) David Bruce,(3) omplicatedcorona,(4) Magic of Winning,(5) Barstool Boogie,(6) Six Royal Jets,(7) Unastreakin, (8) Hopes Flys, Unplaced—Nay Rila As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states “Category B penalties will be assessed as licensed Trainer, Ramon A. Alvarez for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty:”.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this Licensee knowingly and voluntarily waives his right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes but not limited to , Licensee’s right to ( a) a full evidentiary hearing, including the right to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses; and (b) any right to appeal this settlement or any decision by the Commission in connection with this Settlement Agreement.) This Settlement Agreement shall be deemed approved and executed upon being signed by both parties. This Settlement Agreement constitutes a full and complete resolution of all claims and defenses that either party did raise or could have raised with the respect to these proceeding and execution of this Settlement constitutes full and final resolution. It is so Stipulated and Agreed.

Name: SCOTT BETHKE Ruling Date: 4/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Fonner Park
Ruling Number: 2016-FON-7 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Scott A. Bethke having received a formal notice of hearing and appeared is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for violation of Nebraska State Racing Commission rule 17.002.05 in the fourth (4) race at Fonner Park on Friday, April 1, 2016. (all horses shall be ridden out in every race)

Fine to be paid to the Nebraska Racing Commission within 72 hours.

Name: JIMMY RAY COATES Ruling Date: 4/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-203 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jimmy Ray Coates, having been duly notified, failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on Sunday, March 27, 2016, for careless riding and failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Hot News” in the sixth race, Saturday, March 26, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules. For interference, the horse “Hot News” was disqualified from sixth and placed eighth.

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

The fine is to be paid on or before May 1, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: JIMMY RAY COATES Ruling Date: 4/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-204 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jimmy Ray Coates, having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the sixth race on March 26, 2016, at Sunland Park, is found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jimmy Ray Coates a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 1, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards

Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 3/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-202 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: test
Name: NICOLE TRUJILLO Ruling Date: 3/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-195 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Nichol Trujillo having been duly notified (by notice of hearing mailed to address on file), failed to appear and had her hearing held in absentia on March 28, 2016, for admitting on record March 13, 2016, that she participated in program training with owner David Vigil on September 11, 2015 at the New Mexico State Fair. Nichol Trujillo is found to be in violation of Commission rules. For the violation of program trainer, the Board of Stewards assessed Nichol Trujillo a penalty:
    1. A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to paid on or before April 27, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
        • The mitigating circumstances that lead to the stewards accessing a fine of five hundred ($500) in lieu of a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine are
            1. Nichol Trujillo had no violations of the NMRC rules until the clenbuterol positive for “Gone Already” who finished first place in the 9th race at The New Mexico State Fair;
            2. She showed legitimate proof of having horses in training of her own;
            3. She showed proof that she and Mr. David Vigil were no longer doing business;
            4. She told the truth and expressed regret;
            5. She is currently serving a suspension and paying a fine for the clenbuterol positive.
    1. Probation of 180 days in lieu of 180- day suspension (which will start after her current suspension has ended) May 22, 2016, through November 18, 2016, inclusive. If any rule violation occurs during probation period it will be considered a violation of her probation and a fine of five thousand dollars and a 180-day suspension will immediately go into effect.

Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s): 16.47.1.10 NMAC. F (1) A program trainer, as defined in 15.2.1 NMAC, is a trainer who on behalf of an ineligible trainer or an undisclosed person: (a) enters into an agreement for the sole purpose of completing an entry form for a race. (b) pays an entry fee on behalf of an ineligible trainer or an undisclosed person (c) receives a financial or beneficial interest for the sole purpose of being listed as the trainer on the official race program; or (d) obtains official works within New Mexico’s jurisdiction on behalf of an ineligible trainer or an undisclosed person.(2) A licensed trainer who violates Paragraph (1) of this subsection will be subject to the following penalties: (a) First offense - six month suspension and a $5,000 fine. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission.15.2.1.9 B. (4) d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection.16.47.1.10 B. (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.(2) A trainer must prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. (3) A trainer whose horse has been claimed remains the absolute insurer for the race in which the horse is claimed.

Name: KELLY F GOODWIN Ruling Date: 3/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16015 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On February 10, 2016 a settlement agreement regarding Administrative Complaint No. 215004 was reached between licensee Kelly Goodwin and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The IHRC, through its Judges at Hoosier Park, ORDERED the following: 1. Mr. Goodwin was fined the sum of $250.00 for violations of 71 IAC 8-1-2(17); 2. HALL PASS HELEN was disqualified from the eighth race on September 6, 2014, and was unplaced for the purposes of earning purse money, which shall be returned to the Horsemen's Bookkeeper by the owner(s) of the horse and redistributed pursuant to the provisions of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8-1-2(b). This ruling affects the following race as follows: HALL PASS HELEN was disqualified from first (1st) place in the eighth (8th) race on September 6, 2014. The owners are ORDERED to reimburse the Horsemen's Bookkeeper ($37,500.00) for the purse money earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows: #7 ANDI'S ALANA finished 2 placed 1 #5 BANKER'S FOR ALL finished 3 placed 2 #4 SUMMIT CITY FLO finished 4 placed 3 #10 JESSE'S CON finished 5 placed 4 #8 SWANSLITTLELADY finished 6 placed 5 #2 SWAN LADY finished 7 placed 6 #6 BLACK SWAN finished 8 placed 7 #1 JUSTICE DREAM finished 9 placed 8 #9 SWAN YANKEE finished 10 placed 9 #3 HALL PASS HELEN finished 1 placed 10

3. HALL PASS HELEN was disqualified from the third race on October 11, 2014, and was unplaced for the purposes of earning purse money, which shall be returned to the Horsemen's Bookkeeper by the owner(s) of the horse and redistributed pursuant to the provisions of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8-1-2(b). This ruling affects the following race as follows: HALL PASS HELEN was disqualified from first (1st) place in the third (3rd) race on October 11, 2014. The owners are ORDERED to reimburse the Horsemen's Bookkeeper ($37,500.00) for the purse money earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows: #4 HUDSON JESSE finished 2 placed 1 #9 KWEEN MIGHTUS finished 3 placed 2 #6 BABY STEPS finished 4 placed 3 #2 BANKER'S FOR ALL finished 5 placed 4 #10 KASHMIR QUEEN finished 6 placed 5 #3 SWANSLITTLELADY finished 7 placed 6 #8 SUMMIT CITY FLO finished 8 placed 7 #5 SWAN LADY finished 9 placed 8 #7 JESSE'S CON finished 10 placed 9 #1 HALL PASS HELEN finished 1 placed 10

Name: KENNETH MERLE GRISHAM Ruling Date: 3/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/30/2016 Suspension End: 4/14/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer, Kenneth Grisham, 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 NM17856, after it was collected from the horse "A Blazin Flash" which finished second(2nd) in the 8th race, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Zia Park. This horse is declared unplaced with the new order as follows; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 88 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were sent to LL Industrial Laboratories and results came in at 54 pico grams per mil. )

Ken Grisham who was representing his owner Yaneth Cabrera is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(D) (1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in section 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part “ Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”.

15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states 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 Kenneth Grisham a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 15 calendar days (March 30 through April 14th, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the 8th race, second(2nd)) place date, October 17, 2015 at Zia Park.(1) Major Bite, (2) Jess Dahn, (3) Mahallo, (4) Ha Fearless Version, (5) Dh Jammin Jimmy, (6) Mas Ronpope, (7) Lady Bridget, unplaced- A Blazin Flash. (4) Horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to be entered in a race.

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, Kenneth Grisham 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 Kenneth Grisham are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C) (21) (c) NMAC.

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________ 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: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-180 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus E Marquez, having singed the stipulated agreement in person on January 11, 2016 with investigator Raymond Romero regarding a confirmed positive test for the CLASS 4C drug “Dexamethasone”, which was found in sample NM15601, after it was collected from the horse “HP CLASSIC SIGN” which finished first in the 3rd Race at Ruidoso Downs on August 8th 2015. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 421 pg/ml. The allowable limit is 5.0 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived). Gerardo B Martinez is the owner of record for horse HP CLASSIC SIGN

Jesus E Marquez. is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:(3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows:Dexamethasone (5pg/ml in the plasma or serum ). Reference ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule – Version 2.2, Revised April 2015. The level for Dexamethasone is 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.5.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: The “uniform” classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule”, April 2015 version 9.00 and “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule”, version 2.2 revised April, 2015 (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. 5.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioner’s international's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus E Marquez, a penalty.

    1. A fine in the amount of five hundred dollar ($500.00) to be paid within 60 days either on or before April 20, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC failure to pay fine may result in suspension of all NMRC licenses.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Jesus E Marquez furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

Name: JIM J CAPPELLUCCI Ruling Date: 3/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-169 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer James Cappellucci, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 11th, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class 4C drug "Methylprenisolone", which was found in sample #NM17688, after it was collected from the horse "Mercedes Starlet" which participated in the 11th race, December 7, 2016 at Zia Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 516 picograms per milliliter. This exceeds the allowable limits of 100 picograms per milliliter. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LGC Science which confirmed a finding of Methylprednisolone with a concentration of 466 picograms per milliliter.) Pacifica West Stables is the owner of record for horse “Mercedes Starlet” which was the subject of a Methylprednisolone positive. Trainer, James Cappellucci is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 NMAC: Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. Groups of drugs assigned to this category include the following. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures. (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by The Association of Racing Commissioners International's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.

15.2.6.9 (C) 3 LICENSED TRAINER: Which states that, first offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.00.” 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states 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.

For this first violation in a (365 day period): James Cappellucci, a penalty of

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand hundred dollars ($1,000.00).
2). The horse may be required to pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run.
Name: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 3/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-166 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 been summoned appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 19, 2016, for careless riding and failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Cash Four Jin the FOURTH race, March 18, 2016, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Daniel Ruiz a fine in the amount of ONE hundred dollars ($100.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before April 18, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 3/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-162 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alejandro Medellin having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the 6th race on March 12, 2016 at Sunland Park is found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alejandro Medellin a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 18, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards

Name: BRAYAN AMPARAN SALAS Ruling Date: 3/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-156 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having been duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on March 5, 2016, for working with an expired grooms license for trainer Shaun Marrow.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100). The fine is to be paid on or before April 17, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: who is unqualified, by experience or otherwise, to perform the activities for which a license is required, or who fails to pass an examination prescribed by the commission. 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

Name: JOHNNY RAUL VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 3/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-155 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having been duly notified appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 8, 2016, for galloping horses with an expired Jockey Agent License.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before April 17, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

Name: NICOLE TRUJILLO Ruling Date: 3/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-152 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/23/2016 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer, Nicole Trujillo, 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 NM15155, after it was collected from the horse "Gone Already " which finished first (1st) in the ninth (9tht) race, Friday, September 11th, 2015 at The New Mexico State Fair. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 3,797 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by, Nicole Trujillo. )

Nicole Trujillo is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states 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 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 Nicole Trujillo a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (March 23 through May 22, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the ninth (9th) race, first (1st) place date,, Friday, September 11, 2015at The New Mexico State Fair. The new order of finish is (1) Sheza a Weda (2) Ugo Igo (3) Teller Ima Dream (4) Hardhitting Sawyer (5) Eyes On Brimmerton (6) Let Us Prey (7) Me Tuff --- Unplaced—Gone Already. (4) Horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to be entered in a race.

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, Nicole Trujillo 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 Antoinette Gonzales 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 number four above.)

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: NICOLE TRUJILLO Ruling Date: 3/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-152-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/23/2016 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-152 - Modified Penalty Trainer, Nicole Trujillo, 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 NM15155, after it was collected from the horse "Gone Already " which finished first (1st) in the ninth (9tht) race, Friday, September 11th, 2015 at The New Mexico State Fair. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 3,797 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by, Nicole Trujillo. )

Nicole Trujillo is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states 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 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 Nicole Trujillo a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (March 23 through May 22, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the ninth (9th) race, first (1st) place date,, Friday, September 11, 2015at The New Mexico State Fair. The new order of finish is (1) Sheza a Weda (2) Ugo Igo (3) Teller Ima Dream (4) Hardhitting Sawyer (5) Eyes On Brimmerton (6) Let Us Prey (7) Me Tuff --- Unplaced—Gone Already. (4) Horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to be entered in a race.

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, Nicole Trujillo 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 Nichole Trujillo 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 number four above.)

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: GUADALUPE MUNOZ Ruling Date: 3/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-133 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having been duly notified appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 4, 2016, for employing an unlicensed exercise rider.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before April 4, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

16.47.1.8 (A)NMAC and 15.2.1.7 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent party “A person shall not participate in Pari Mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the Commission, or be employed by an Association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the Commission”

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

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

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-124 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/16/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus Marquez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically 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 NM13049, after it was collected from the horse "Jumpn Gun" which finished second in the 2nd race, May 31, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 789 pg/ml). Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but denied, by Jesus Marquez. Mr. J. Marquez was representing his owner Manuel Rivera as well. Trainer Jesus Marquez is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(D) (1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in 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 the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective August 20, 2015 in which states in part "Clenbuterol is prohibited. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated August 20, 2015, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus Marquez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of sixty (180) days starting on March 16, 2016 ending on September 11th, 2016. (2) A fine in the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.00.); (3) Loss of purse and the horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to enter a race. The new order of finish is (1)Mozilla (2) Eyesa a Diamond (3)Sheza Honkin Jesse (4)Alissas Spice Girl (5) Ginas Baby (6)What a Zoomer (7) Shezaokeydokeymaddie (8) Rp Jets Azoomen (9) Gimme the Most, UNPLACED- Jumpn Gun This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C) (2) (b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, Jesus 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.

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

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

Name: JEFFREY DANIEL YODER Ruling Date: 2/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 16502 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/4/2015 Suspension End: 11/2/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Jeffrey Yoder is assessed the following penalties as noted in the Final Order approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (hereafter “IHRC”) on November 4, 2015:

Trainer Yoder had a positive for cobalt – 248.9 ppb. When the violation occurred, a positive that high was, pursuant to Commission rules, a penalty Class “A” substance. (71 IAC 8.5-1-7 (b)) Therefore;

      1. Mr. Yoder is fined $5,000.00;
      2. Mr. Yoder is suspended 365 days (one (1) year), beginning November 4, 2015, and continuing through November 2, 2016;
      3. The horse “Merry for Corona” is disqualified from second (2nd) place in the ninth (9th) race on October 11, 2014 for the purpose of receiving purse money. Owner Terry Vaughn is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by “Merry for Corona” in that race and the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:
Foose on Fire No change Bp Mighty Rare 5th Eagle Illusion 2nd Miss Inseparable 6th Skye Fire 3rd Split Curl Daisy 7th Chaos Reigns 4th (Merry for Corona - DISQUALIFIED )

This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.

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

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

James J. Gonzales, II, is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D (1-2-3) NMAC which states a finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. 15.2.6.9. H (1-3) NMAC Which states (1) No AAS shall be permitted in test sample collected from racing horses except for residues of the major metabolite of nandrolone, and the naturally occurring substances boldenone and testosterone at concentrations less than the indicated thresholds, and (3) Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses. 15.2.6.11 (A) and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Which states the trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.

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

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

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

James J. Gonzales, II, is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D (1-2-3) NMAC which states a finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. 15.2.6.9. H (1-3) NMAC Which states (1) No AAS shall be permitted in test sample collected from racing horses except for residues of the major metabolite of nandrolone, and the naturally occurring substances boldenone and testosterone at concentrations less than the indicated thresholds, and (3) Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses. 15.2.6.11 (A) and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Which states the trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.

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

              1. Funny Corona
              2. Prince Ivory James
              3. Perry First Flash
              4. Az It Should Be
              5. Vomvos
              6. Tenacious
              7. Swaggernaut
              8. Miss Corona Daise
Unplaced: Outta Texas This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, James J. Gonzales, II, is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of James J. Gonzales, II, are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: Jimmy Martin Rodgers Ruling Date: 2/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16011 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/1/2016 Suspension End: 4/15/2016
Ruling Text: On November 4, 2015, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Staff's Administrative Complaint No. 215005 was the subject of a Final Order adopted by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (hereinafter IHRC), and after consideration of the record and recommendations provided by Administrative Law Judge Bernard Pylitt, the IHRC, through its Judges at Hoosier Park, ORDERED the following: 1. Mr. Rodgers was fined the sum of $500.00 for violations of 71 IAC 8-1-2; 2. Mr. Rodgers was suspended for fifteen days, to be served during the 2016 Hoosier Park race meet from April 1, 2016 through April 15, 2016 (inclusive), for violations of 71 IAC 8.5-1-2; and 3. Jesse's Con was disqualified from the first race of June 25, 2014, and was unplaced for the purposes of earning purse money, which shall be returned to the Horsemen's Bookkeeper by the owner(s) of the horse and redistributed pursuant to the provisions of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8-1-2(b). This ruling affects the following race as follows: Jesse's Con was disqualified from first (1st) place in the first (1st) race on June 25, 2014. Owner Marla Bednarsh is ORDERED to reimburse the Horsemen's Bookkeeper ($10,000.00) for the purse money earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows: #2 SUMMIT CITY FLO finished 2 placed 1 #7 HUNTINGFORPENNIES finished 3 placed 2 #3 JESSICA LAR BAR finished 4 placed 3 #1A MISS LOU finished 5 placed 4 #5 PYTHIA finished 6 placed 5 #6 ULTIMATE RD finished 7 placed 6 #1 SWAN YANKEE finished 8 placed 7 #4 JESSE'S CON finished 1 placed 8

Name: Jimmy Martin Rodgers Ruling Date: 2/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16012 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On November 4, 2015, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Staff's Administrative Complaint No. 215005 was the subject of a Final Order adopted by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (hereinafter IHRC), and after consideration of the record and recommendations provided by Administrative Law Judge Bernard Pylitt, the IHRC, through its Judges at Hoosier Park, ORDERED the following: Jesse's Con was disqualified from the eighth race of July 5, 2014, and was unplaced for the purposes of earning purse money, which shall be returned to the Horsemen's Bookkeeper by the owner(s) of the horse and redistributed pursuant to the provisions of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8-1-2(b). This ruling affects the following race as follows:

Jesse's Con was disqualified from second (2nd dead heat) place in the eighth (8th) race on July 5, 2014. Owner Marla Bednarsh is ORDERED to reimburse the Horsemen's Bookkeeper ($13,875.00) for the purse money earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows: #1 SUMMIT CITY FLO finished 2 (dead heat) placed 2 #6 AFTER JESSE finished 4 placed 3 #5 SWANSLITTLELADY finished 5 placed 4 #7 SWAN LADY finished 6 placed 5 #8 BANKER'S FOR ALL finished 7 placed 6 #4 KWEEN MIGHTUS finished 8 placed 7 #3 JESSIE'S SONG finished 9 placed 8 #9 MISS ISOLDE finished 10 placed 9 #10 JESSE'S CON finished 2 (dead heat) placed 10

By a 5-0 vote on November 4, 2015, the IHRC affirmed the Proposed Findings and adopted the Recommended Order of ALJ Bernard Pylitt in this matter and it is incorporated by reference in these rulings (16011 and 16012). The Petitioner did not timely file objections to that Proposed Order. The case has been fully adjudicated. This ruling is not a new ruling and is entered specifically for purposes of identifying final fines and suspensions; it shall not be construed as triggering a new right to appeal.

Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 2/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16010 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #0044378 collected on 6/20/14 from the horse MISS ABC was found to contain TRIPELENNAMINE. Split sample was confirmed by LGC lab. Mr. Stohler as trainer of record is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 6/20/14 must be returned and redistributed. This case was appealed to the IHRC and upon consideration assessed a penalty of $500.00 fine and loss of purse. (Finished 1st -$2,875.00 to be redistributed as follows:)

#5 VICKICANTROTALOT finished 2 placed 1 #6 NEVERSETTLEFORLESS finished 3 placed 2 #1 ENCHILADA AS finished 4 placed 3 #3 LUVNUISFUN finished 5 placed 4 #4 ABS JUSTICE GIRL finished 6 placed 5 #9 J-S MISS SAVAGE finished 7 placed 6 #8 PRINCESS CROWN finished 8 placed 7 #7 SHAWNEE GOLD finished 9 placed 8 #10 DOJEA CAFE finished 10 placed 9 #2 MISS ABC finished 1 placed 10

Name: SAL GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 2/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-99 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/9/2016 Suspension End: 5/7/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Sal Gonzalez, 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 NM15325, after it was collected from the horse "Suzzet Tower" which finished second in the 4th race, November 15, 2015 at Zia Park. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 428 pg/ml). Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but denied, by Sal Gonzalez. Trainer Sal Gonzalez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D) (1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in 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 the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective August 20, 2015 in which states in part "Clenbuterol is prohibited. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated August 20, 2015, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Sal Gonzalez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of sixty (60) days starting on March 9, 2016 ending on May 7, 2016. (2) A fine in the amount of fifteen-hundred, dollars ($1500.00.); (3) Loss of purse and the horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to enter a race. The new order of finish is (1)Raging Affair (2) Suzett’s Memory (3)Judy’s Bluff (4)Tricky Kitty (5) Twiggy Teras (6)Shug’s Spirit (7) Peaceful Dome, UNPLACED- Suzzet Tower. The owner is Daniel Cardenas. This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C) (2) (b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, Sal 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.

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

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

Name: SAL GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 2/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-97 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/22/2016 Suspension End: 3/8/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Sal Gonzalez, 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 NM17522, after it was collected from the horse "Mini Tower" which finished second in the 8th race, November 28, 2015 at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 151 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but denied, by Sal Gonzalez.

Trainer Sal Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in 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 the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective August 20, 2015 in which states in part "Clenbuterol is prohibited. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated August 20,2015, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Sal Gonzalez a penalty as follows:

(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of fifthteen(15) days starting on February 22,2016 ending on March 8th, 2016. (2) A fine in the amount of one thousand, dollars ($1000.00.); (3) Loss of purse and the horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to enter a race. The new order of finish is as follows: (1) Blue N Stone (2) Im Juan's Brother (3) L Dandy (4) Captain Kiss ( 5) The Way to Who (6) Pancho Who (7) Hank N Lefty Who (8) Fancy Jack ,UNPLACED Mini Tower. The Owner is Daniel Cardenas et al.

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)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, Sal 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.

Name: LUIS RAUL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 2/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/14/2016 Suspension End: 4/13/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Luis R. Hernandez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on­­­­ Saturday, February 13, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class B drug 16-Hydroxy-stanozolol, a metabolite of stanozolol, which was found in sample NM18122 after it was collected from the horse “News Update” which finished second in the first race on December 20, 2015 at Sunland Park Race Track.

Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to, and waivedJohnny Gonzalez is the owner of the horse “News Update,” and he appeared before sthe Board of Stewards, along with his trainer, Luis R. Hernandez, Luis R. Hernandez is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9. D (1-2-3) NMAC which states a finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race.

15.2.6.9. H (1-3) NMAC Which states (1) No AAS shall be permitted in test sample collected from racing horses except for residues of the major metabolite of nandrolone, and the naturally occurring substances boldenone and testosterone at concentrations less than the indicated thresholds, and (3) Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Luis R. Hernandez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days , February 14, 2016, through April 13, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) The horse "News Update" must pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligible to race. (4) Loss of purse of the 1st race, on December 20, 2015, at Sunland Park. The new order of finish is as follows:

        1. Lovely Lily Rose
        2. One Sweet Run
        3. Quarter Mile Miracle
        4. Black Orchid Crush
        5. Tempting Splash
        6. El Moro Grande
        7. Blame The Senator
        8. Little Ghost
        9. Sweet Millie Tell Em
Unplaced: News Update

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, Luis R. Hernandez 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 Luis R. Hernandez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-89 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, Alfredo O. Sanchez, having been duly notified, and having appeared with counsel by telephone, (Brian Hess) 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 NM14780, after it was collected from the horse "I’ll Stop the World " which participated in the 8th race, in the La Plata Stakes race on July 26,2015 at Sunray Park. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 8,185 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Alfredo Sanchez. The split was confirmed positive by LGC Science, Inc. Laboratory with a finding of 5372 pg/ml in urine). Owner Alfredo Sanchez is found to be in violation of 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. NMAC15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which l1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. For this 2nd violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Sanchez a penalty as follows: (1) the horse "I'll Stop the World" must pass a NMRC approvered examination prior to be eligible to be entered in race. (2) Loss of purse of the 8th race, on July 26, 2015, at SunRayPark. 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.

During said time of applicable suspension, Alfredo O. Sanchez 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: GUADALUPE CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-82 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2016 Suspension End: 8/20/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Guadalupe Chavez having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 23, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM17105, after it was collected from the horse "Eyes On Eagle" which finished first place in 3rd race on October 3, 2015 at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 959 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Guadalupe Chavez. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 804±57 pg/ml in urine).

Juvenal Sanchez is the recorded owner of horse “Eyes On Eagle” which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park.

Trainer Guadalupe Chavez 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 therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

15.2.6.9 (C) 2nd LIFETIME offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension to a maximum 180-day suspension and a minimum $1,000 to a maximum $2,500 fine

For this second violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Guadalupe Chavez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (February 22, 2016 through August 20, 2016 inclusive)

(2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.) (3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, October 3, 2015 at the Zia Park This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: GUADALUPE CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 3/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-82-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2016 Suspension End: 8/20/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-82 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JESUS SALCIDO Ruling Date: 1/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-73 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner JESUS JOSE SALCIDO, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 16, 2016 regarding an ineligible entry of “HEART OF A ZOOMER” (unable to verify a required current workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the FIRST race, Monday, January 17, 2016, at SUNLAND Park;

JESUS JOSE SALCIDO is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.11 (A)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “ Any horse which has started, but not within 60 days, must have at least one workout within 60 days prior to entry. Horses that have not started within 6 months of entry must have at least two approved workouts within 60 days of entry, one workout shall be from the starting gate, or must have proof of standing the horse at least one time within a sixty day period. It shall be the Trainer’s responsibility to establish validity as to workouts and gate approvals”.

15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it lacks official published workouts”.

15.2.5.11(A.)(3) Horses that have never raced around the turn will be required to have within thirty (30) days prior to entry, at least one (1) workout at 660 yards or farther. Horses that have previously started in a race around the turn, but not within sixty (60) days, will be required to have at least one (1) workout at 660 yards or farther prior to entry.

16.47.1.10 (C)(18) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for horses entered as to eligibility, weight, or other allowances claimed”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS JOSE SALCIDO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before FEBURARY 28, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

Name: JESUS SALCIDO Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-73-MOD Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-73 - Modified Ruling Owner JESUS JOSE SALCIDO, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 16, 2016 regarding an ineligible entry of “HEART OF A ZOOMER” (unable to verify a required current workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the FIRST race, January 17, 2016, at SUNLAND Park;

JESUS JOSE SALCIDO is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.11 (A)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “ Any horse which has started, but not within 60 days, must have at least one workout within 60 days prior to entry. Horses that have not started within 6 months of entry must have at least two approved workouts within 60 days of entry, one workout shall be from the starting gate, or must have proof of standing the horse at least one time within a sixty day period. It shall be the Trainer’s responsibility to establish validity as to workouts and gate approvals”.

15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it lacks official published workouts”.

15.2.5.11(A.)(3) Horses that have never raced around the turn will be required to have within thirty (30) days prior to entry, at least one (1) workout at 660 yards or farther. Horses that have previously started in a race around the turn, but not within sixty (60) days, will be required to have at least one (1) workout at 660 yards or farther prior to entry.

16.47.1.10 (C)(18) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for horses entered as to eligibility, weight, or other allowances claimed”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS JOSE SALCIDO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before FEBURARY 28, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from

Name: ROBERT L REED Ruling Date: 1/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16004 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2016 Suspension End: 3/26/2016
Ruling Text: Mr. Reed failed to complete licensing requirements for 2015 in Indiana by failing to submit fingerprints.
Name: ROBERT L REED Ruling Date: 5/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16004-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2016 Suspension End: 3/26/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 16004 - Restored to Good Standing

Mr. Reed has completed his fingerprinting requirements and is hereby restored to good standing in the state of Indiana.

Name: Jenny Melander Ruling Date: 1/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16005 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2016 Suspension End: 3/29/2016
Ruling Text: Ms. Melander failed to complete licensing requirements for 2015 in Indiana by failing to submit fingerprints.
Name: Jenny Melander Ruling Date: 5/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16005-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2016 Suspension End: 3/29/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 16005 - Restored to Good Standing

Ms. Melander has completed her fingerprinting requirements and is hereby restored to good standing in the state of Indiana.

Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 1/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-56 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Ramos, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 10, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for Class IV drug “Dexamethasone”, which was found in sample NM 11446, after it was collected from the horse “Volten” which finished first in the 2nd race, Saturday , February 7 , 2015, at Sunland Park .

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethoasone at (140 pg/ml.) Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived).

Mr. Jesus Garcia is the recorded Owner of the horse “Volten”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexamethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5.0 picograms per milliliter of plasma".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Meraz a penalty of:

    1. Five hundred dollar ($500) fine to be paid on or before February 10, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Jose Ramos_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 1/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-56-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-56 - Modified Ruling Trainer Jose Ramos, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 10, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for Class IV drug “Dexamethasone”, which was found in sample NM 11446, after it was collected from the horse “Volten” which finished first in the 2nd race, Saturday , February 7 , 2015, at Sunland Park .

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethoasone at (140 pg/ml.) Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived).

Mr. Jesus Garcia is the recorded Owner of the horse “Volten”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexamethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5.0 picograms per milliliter of plasma".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Ramos_a penalty of:

    1. Five hundred dollar ($500) fine to be paid on or before February 10, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Jose Ramos_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

Name: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ-FLORES Ruling Date: 1/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-34 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Victor H Rodriguez-Flores having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 2, 2016, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Officer Moonflash” which resulted in a scratch of said horse in the third race, January 8, 2016, at Sunland Park;

(Victor H. Rodriguez-Flores’s Trainer license had expired, and had not completed the licensing process for a Trainer license, which resulted in the scratch).

Victor H Rodriguez-Flores is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Victor H Rodriguez-Flores a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 16, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 1/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 7/13/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Renee Gevara, having been duly notified, and having appeared by phone 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 NM18266, after it was collected from the horse "Heza Fast Snow" which finished first place in 3rd race on October 26, 2015 at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 209 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Renee Gevara. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 222 ± 20 pg/ml in urine).

Trainer Renee Gevara 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 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 July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a 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 second violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Renee Gevara a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 18 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (January 15, 2016 through July 13, 2016 inclusive)

(2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.); (3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, October 26, 2015 at the Zia Park This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 1/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-28-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 7/13/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-28 - Modified Penalty error was correct was suspended for 180 days not 18

Trainer Renee Gevara, having been duly notified, and having appeared by phone 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 NM18266, after it was collected from the horse "Heza Fast Snow" which finished first place in 3rd race on October 26, 2015 at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 209 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Renee Gevara. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 222 ± 20 pg/ml in urine).

Trainer Renee Gevara 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 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 July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a 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 second violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Renee Gevara a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (January 15, 2016 through July 13, 2016 inclusive) (2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.); (3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, October 26, 2015 at the Zia Park

This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, Renee Gevara 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 Renee Gevara are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 1/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 3/15/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose R. Ramos, having been duly notified, and appeared without council before the Board of Stewards on January 3, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM18259, after it was collected from the horse “Nay Rila” which did not finish and was euthanized in the 10th race, October 25, 2015, at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 149 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and sent to Industrial Laboratories, Clenbuterol was detected at a level of 148±13 pg/ml).

Cruz Ramirez is the recorded Owner of the horse “Nay Rila”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9(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 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 July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 0 pg/ml in urine, or 0 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 Jose R. Ramos penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (January 15, 2016 through March 15, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.), to be paid on or by February 15, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. (3) Loss of purse of the 10th race, October 25, 2015 at Zia Park. Because Nay Rila did not finish the race, the Stewards have waived the loss of purse. The Stewards have also waived the horse being subject to a commission-approved examination 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, Jose R Ramos is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Jose R Ramos are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 2/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-26-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 3/15/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-26 - Modified Penalty_ In section(3) the Stewards did not waive loss of purse.
Name: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ-FLORES Ruling Date: 1/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-5 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: Trainer Victor Rodriguez-Florez having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 2, 2016, regarding the eligibility of his Trainer’s License #278759, issued in error in Ruidoso. Said Trainer’s License was issued as 1 year trainer and should have been 60 days tempory, giving the applicant time to take the Trainer’s test. Victor Rodriguez-Florez failed to take the Trainer’s test, resulting in his Trainer’s License #278759 being rescinded today January 2, 2016. Refer to Ruling 2015-RUI-209 issued on 8/8/2015;

Victor Rodriguez-Florez is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.10( A. ) (1) An applicant for a license as trainer or assistant trainer must be at least 18 years of age; be qualified, as determined by the stewards or other commission designee, by reason of experience, background and knowledge of racing; a trainer's license from another jurisdiction, having been issued within a 24 month period by the commission, may be accepted as evidence of experience and qualifications; evidence of qualifications may require passing one or more of the following: a written examination; an oral examination; a demonstration of practical skills in a barn test witnessed by a steward or a designee approved by the commission.

16.47.1.10 (A ) (4) A trainer, with a New Mexico trainer’s license obtained before 2015 and that has been maintained for 10 consecutive years, is exempt from the written examination requirement in Paragraph (3) of this subsection, provided the trainer has no record of a class 1 or 2 violation, or has less than three class 3, 4, or 5 violations in the preceding 24 month period in New Mexico.

Name: SERGIO G DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-653 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Sergio Dominguez, having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagements, which resulted in late rider change for horse Jess Elegante, in the second race December 20, 2015, at Sunland Park;

Sergio Dominguez is found to be in violation of:

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Sergio Dominguez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 31, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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.

Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 11/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-240 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer RAUL VELARDE VEGA having telephonically appeared (with Agent Baltazar Gutierrez as interpreter) before the Board of Stewards on November 3, 2015, regarding an entry of the horse “I Know Bedarina” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the third and tenth races, Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Zia Park;
(Mr. Vega had authorized Agent Baltazar Gutierrez to make entry of “I Know Bedarina” and also authorized Agent Kathy Murphy to make entry of “I Know Bedarina”. The horse was entered in two different races for the same day of racing in violation of entry rules, which resulted in a scratch of said horse in both races).
This ruling is in accordance with:
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
15.2.5.8(B)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No horse shall be entered in more than one race (with the exception of stakes races) to be run on the same day at the same track on which pari mutuel wagering is conducted”.
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RAUL VELARDE VEGA a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 8, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

DAVID KEITER JILL CATHEY 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: ARMANDO QUINTANILLA Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-209 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ARMANDO QUINTANILLA JR, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 19, 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 NM15516, after it was collected from the horse "Swissle On” which finished first in the 2nd race, Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 356 pg/ml.).

ARMANDO QUINTANILLA 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 "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 ARMANDO QUINTANILLA JR a penalty as follows, per the terms of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement:
  1. A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
  2. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby
waived, provided Mr. Quintanilla Jr is compliant with a 6 month probation period as stated in item 3 (ii) and also item 6.
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
(4) The fine is to be paid on or before November 19, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, Mr. Quintanilla Jr furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).


(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date at Zia Park).

BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS


_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER JILL CATHEY

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JULIO CESAR ISLAS Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-207 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 JULIO ISLAS, having been duly notified, and having appeared (via trainer Jesus M Soto) on October 12, 2015 before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 13822, after it was collected from the horse “Royal Baby James” which finished second in the 7th race, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

JULIO ISLAS is the recorded Owner of the horse “Royal Baby James”, 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) 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 JULIO ISLAS a penalty of loss of purse of the 7th race, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further sanction, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, Mr. Islas furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
DAVID KEITER ED L’ECUYER JILL CATHEY




Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 10/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-170 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel Urioste, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 11587, after it was collected from the horse “Kays Gunslinger” which finished second in the 3rd race, Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Sunland Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 473 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Urioste and waived).
Rigoberto Ochoa is the recorded Owner of the horse “Kays Gunslinger”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Urioste a penalty
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before November 26, 2015.

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

3) Loss of purse of the third race, Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Sunland Park

4) A probation period of 180 days starting October 27, 2015 and ending April 24, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Manuel Urioste_ furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 10/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-167 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel Urioste, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 11537, after it was collected from the horse “Mr Mo Runaway” which finished second place in the 3rd race, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 466 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Urioste and waived).
Eusebio V. Sanchez is the recorded Owner of the horse “Mr Mo Runaway”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Urioste a penalty

1)A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before November 26, 2015.

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

3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.

4) A probation period of 180 days starting October 27, 2015 and ending April 24, 2016.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Manuel Urioste furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 10/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-164 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel Urioste, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 13233, after it was collected from the horse “Mr Mo Runaway” which finished first in the 2nd race, Monday, March 2, 2015, at Sunland Park;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 466 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Urioste and waived).
Eusebio V. Sanchez is the recorded Owner of the horse “Mr Mo Runaway”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Urioste a penalty
.
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before Thursday, November 26, 2015. in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC

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

3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, Monday, March 2, 2015, at Sunland Park.

4) A probation period of 180 days starting Tuesday, October 26, 2015 and ending Sunday, April 24, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Manuel Urioste_ furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-157 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/4/2015 Suspension End: 1/3/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ, 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 15045, after it was collected from the horse "Eb Blazin Bug" which finished second in the fourth race, Friday, August 21, 2015, at Sun Ray Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 320pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Marquez, but by failure to exercise said rights in a timely manner, Mr. Marquez is deemed to have waived such rights).

JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ 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: Which states in pertinent part "Effective August 20, 2015, Clenbuterol found in a post race test with any trace amounts, whether in a pre race or post race sample, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (November 4, 2015, through January 3, 2016, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the fourth race, Friday, August 21, 2015, at Sun Ray Park;

This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(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 JESUS ELIAS 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.

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

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park).

BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS



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: ARMANDO QUINTANILLA Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-110 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/20/2015 Suspension End: 10/19/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Armando Quintanilla having been duly notified, and having appeared without council before the Board of Stewards on August 8, 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 NM10826, after it was collected from the horse "Swiss Chris" which finished 2nd in the 3rd race October 7, 2014, at ZiaPark;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 3789 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and confirmed at a level of 3.482ng/ml (which converts to 3,482 pg/ml) by LSU.)

Armando Quintanilla is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Armando Quintanilla a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (August 20, 2014, though October 19, 2015 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, October 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 Armando Quintanilla 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 Armando Quintanilla 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 Park).
Name: ARMANDO QUINTANILLA Ruling Date: 10/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-110-REST Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/20/2015 Suspension End: 10/19/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SRP-110 - This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on October 19, 2015, and upon review, Armando Quintanilla Jr is hereby restored to good standing effectivew October 20, 2015.
Name: ISAIAS GONZALEZ CARDENAS Ruling Date: 10/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-139 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 4/15/2016
Ruling Text:
Jockey ISAIAS GONZALEZ CARDENAS, having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagements, which resulted in rider changes in the sixth and seventh races, Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Zia Park;

ISAIAS GONZALEZ CARDENAS is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.13 (C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the Association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the Clerk of Scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.”

15.2.5.13 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards.”

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ISAIAS GONZALEZ CARDENAS a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 27, 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.

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.



BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS












Name: ISAIAS GONZALEZ CARDENAS Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-139-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 4/15/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-139 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: John Louis Volpe Ruling Date: 9/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 76-2015 DE Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
76-2015

Trainer John Volpe, RCI ID 1968056, DOB 8/29/1952, is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for a violation of D.T.R.C claiming rule 13.6.1 after claiming the horse " Competitive Dream" and running the horse out of town before the end of the meet at Delaware Park as Mr. Volpe is not stabled on the grounds. Refer to D.T.R.C Rules 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 7.3.1, 7.3.6 and 13.6.1. Fine to be apid within 48 hours.
Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-NMS-40 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. , 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 NM15102, after it was collected from the horse "Lady Shzzam" which finished first in the third race, August 25, 2015 at SunRay Park

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 10,953 pg/ml.

Trainer, Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer, Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. a special penalty as follows:
(1) Probation of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (March 24, 2017 through Sept. 24, 2017 Inclusive); (These dates are associated with other rulings, and served consecutively.
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, August 25, 2015 at SunRay Park.

The fine is to be paid on or before November 21, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

During said time of probation, Trainer, Jose R. Gonzalez Sr.is hereby on notice that any Class III, medication violation will result in immediate suspension.

Additionally, as a condition of this ruling, Trainer Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. waives his right for an appeal.

(Additional sanctions are to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings.

BY ORDER OF THE “FAIR MEET AT ALBUQUERQUE PARK” BOARD OF STEWARDS




_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
steward steward steward
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-163 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 1/26/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer RAMON R RIVERA having been duly notified, and having appeared (with telephonic counsel) before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 12728 , after it was collected from the horse "Featuring This" which finished second in the 3rd race, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Downs At Albuquerque;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 228 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by Industrial laboratories, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 211pg/ml, +/- 13 pg/ml).

RAMON R RIVERA 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 RAMON R RIVERA a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days ( July 30, 2015, through January 26, 2016, inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Downs At Albuquerque;
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. (A first offense case originally identified in a December 16, 2013 ruling was not adjudicated until October 20, 2014, ths making this a second offense within a 365 day period)).

During said time of applicable suspension, RAMONR RIVERA 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 RAMON R RIVERA 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 Ruidoso Downs).
BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER NORM AMUNDSON ED L'ECUYER
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-163-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 1/26/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-163 - Appeal Submitted on July 27, 2015 received in main Commission Office in Albuquerque.
Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-163-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 1/26/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-163 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process - Issued by District Judge Beatrice J. Brickhouse see Ruling
Name: GENARO GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: 15549 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/1/2015 Suspension End: 11/15/2015
Ruling Text: Following a hearing before the Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse, Owner/Trainer Genaro Garcia of Southwest Racing Stables, was found to have violated the following rules of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission:

1. 71 IAC 6.5-1-6(e)-Selling a 50% ownership interest to Dan and Tosha Smart for "Country Minister", claimed on April 25, 2015 by Southwest Racing Stables, before thirty (30) days had expired; and, 2. 71 IAC 5.5-1-16-Not complying with conditions of his 2015 probationary license.

Mr. Garcia is hereby fined $2,500 and his licenses are suspended sixty (60) days-forty-five (45) days are stayed until December 31, 2015 at which time the stay will be lifted and the forty-five (45) days of suspensions will be dismissed if there are no additional violations of Horse Racing Commission rules in any jurisdiction. Any violation will result in the full imposition of the suspension. The remaining fifteen (15) day suspensions will be served November 1, 2015 through and including November 15, 2015.

Name: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 6/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-101 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/2/2015 Suspension End: 8/31/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer DELFINO ESTRADA JR. having been duly notified, and having telephonically 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 11842, after it was collected from the horse "Never Tap Out" which finished first in the third race, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Sunland Park;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 337 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with split testing by Industrial Lab, indicating a finding of Clenbuterol at 413 pg/ml (+/- 13 pg/ml).

DELFINO ESTRADA 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 "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 DELFINO ESTRADA JR. a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days ( 7-02-2015, through
8-31-2015,inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the third race, Friday, March 27, 2015, 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, Trainer DELFINO ESTRADA 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 DELFINO ESTRADA 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 issued this date, at Ruidoso Downs).

BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER NORM AMUNDSON ED L'ECUYER
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 9/8/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-101-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/2/2015 Suspension End: 8/31/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-101 - Restored to Good Standing fine paid
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 6/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-200 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador Soto having been duly notified, and represented by Pat Bingham before the Board of Stewards on June 14, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drug "Dexemethasone" which was found in sample NM11038, after it was collected from the horse, "Hi Class Local" which finished tenth in the 3rd race, January 4, 2015 at Sunland Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexemethasone at 1777pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and declined.

Trainer Salvador Soto is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexemethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5pg/ml 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 Trainer Salvador Soto a penalty as follows;

A fine in the amount one thousand dollars, ($1000.00)

In addition “Hi Class Local " is placed on the Veterinarians list, and must pass a Commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry, per 15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(a) NMAC.


This is a third positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(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.

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: 6/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-203 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner Salvador Soto having been duly notified, and having been represented by Pat Bingham before the Board of Stewards on June 14, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drugs “Methylprednisolone”,"Phenylbutazone"and "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM11119, after it was collected from the horse, "Whatever Bill" which finished first in the 2nd race, January 11,2015 at Sunland Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.27 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 24.9 ng/ml and Methylprednisolone at 175 pg/ml 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 2.9 ug/ml and Flunixin at 32.4 ng/ml in blood/serum, Methylprednisolone was not tested for at LSU).

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

15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", December 2014, version 8.0 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.

15.2.6.11(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/Owner Salvador Soto a penalty as follows;
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (June. 27, 2015 through June 27, 2016 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, January 11,2015 at Sunland Park.
(4) The horse “Whatever Bill” must pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered".
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Salvador Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
This is a fourth positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(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.

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: 8/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-203-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-203 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- Signed Stay attached
Name: JERRY T BENNETT Ruling Date: 6/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-198 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/10/2015 Suspension End: 2/10/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner Jerry Bennett having been duly notified, and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on June 13, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM08705, after it was collected from the horse "Shakalaka Boom Boom" which finished first in the 2nd race, September 27, 2014 at The Downs at Albuquerque;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 673pg/ml. Split sampling rights, were afforded and confirmed by LSU at a level of 0.465 ng/ml or 465 pg/ml.

Trainer/Owner Jerry Bennett is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer/Owner Jerry Bennett a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (August 10, 2015 through February 10, 2016 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, September 27, 2014 at The Downs at Albuquerque ;

NOTE: Mr. Robert Esqueda listed as owner of "Shakalaka Boom Boom" in the Notice of Hearing was incorrect. Mr. Bennett bought the horse in Feb. 2014 but failed to transfer papers until Feb. 2015

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, Trainer Jerry Bennett 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 Eduardo A. Gonzalez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS AT ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
Ron Walker Linda Salines Jill Cathey

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JERRY T BENNETT Ruling Date: 5/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/9/2015 Suspension End: 8/9/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer JERRY T. BENNETT, having been duly notified, and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on this date, a 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 III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 08960, after it was collected from the horse "Shakalaka Boom Boom" which finished second in the3rd race, Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 316 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but waived by, Mr. Bennett, upon the failure to respond in a timely manner for said split testing rights).

JERRY T. BENNETT 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 JERRY T. BENNETT a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (June 9, 2015, through August 9, 2015,
inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Sunday, October 19, 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 JERRY T. BENNETT 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 JERRY T. BENNETT 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 Ruidoso Downs).
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER NORM AMUNDSON ED L'ECUYER
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JERRY T BENNETT Ruling Date: 5/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-21 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner and Trainer JERRY T. BENNETT, having been duly notified, and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding the correct Ownership of the horse “Shakalaka Boom Boom” that ran in the 3rd race, Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;

(Witness testimony was made during a related hearing on this date, in which Mr. Bennett was the listed Trainer of record for the horse “Shakalaka Boom Boom”, and a listed Owner as Robert Esqueda. It would be discovered in testimony by Mr. Esqueda, that he (Mr. Esqueda) had sold Ownership of “Shakalaka Boom Boom” effective 2/20/2014. AQHA records verified that an official transfer for “Shakalaka Boom Boom” was not processed until 2/13/2015, that indicated Jerry T. Bennett as Owner. Mr. Bennett knowingly failed to disclose true and correct Ownership of “Shakalaka Boom Boom” as required, prior to entry for the October 19, 2014 race).

JERRY T. BENNETT is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.10 (C)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for disclosure of the true and entire Ownership of each horse in his/her care, custody, or control. Any change in Ownership must be reported immediately to, and approved by, the Stewards and recorded by the Racing Secretary”.

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

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed JERRY T. BENNETT a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement from related rulings issued this date at Ruidoso Downs, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l).
Name: HENRY DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 5/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-94 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Henry Dominguez, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on May 15, 2015, for failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse “Last Groom” that was entered in the sixth race, on May 13, 2015, at The Downs at Albuquerque. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Henry Dominguez a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to paid on or before June 15, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1 (C) (11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A 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”.


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: HARRISON PAUL VALLANCE Ruling Date: 5/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-114 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Board of Stewards sent a Notice of License Denial to Harrison Vallance on March 27, 2015 with regard to a Certificate of Non-Compliance IRGC received from the Centralized Collection Unit. That Notice stated Harrison Vallance’s license would be denied 30 days from service of the notice unless compliance with the Centralized Collection Unit was achieved.

Having failed to receive a Withdrawal of Certificate of Non-Compliance from the Centralized Collection Unit, Harrison Vallance is hereby denied.
Name: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 5/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-61 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 6, 2015 for failure to enter the horse HEZ OUT OF CORONA to correct Salix/Lasix status in the first race on May 8, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Delfino Estrada, Jr. a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50). The fine is to paid on or before June 5, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule (s):
16.47.1.10 (8)C. A trainer is responsible for: immediately notify the stewards and commission veterinarian of all out-of-state certified horses on Salix®;
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-285 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/30/2015 Suspension End: 3/16/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jose Muela, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 16, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 06544, after it was collected from the horse "Regal First Moon” which finished second in the fourth race, Friday, May 9, 2014, at SunRay Park;

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

Jose Muela is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

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

During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Jose Muela is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Jose Muela are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-285-SPC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/30/2015 Suspension End: 3/16/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-ZIA-285 - Superseded Ruling. Settlement Agreement entered. See Documents
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-180 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/29/2014 Suspension End: 3/16/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jose Luis Muela, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 07355, after it was collected from the horse "J M Blue Moon Flash" which finished first in the 10th race, Friday, May 30, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 543 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC performed by Truesdail Lab confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 186pg/+ /ml).

Jose Luis Muela is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Muela a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (October 29, 2014 through April 29, 2015,
inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 10th race, Friday, May 30, 2014 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)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).


Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-180-SPC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/29/2014 Suspension End: 3/16/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-ZIA-180 - Superseded Ruling Settlement Agreement entered. See Documents.
Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 10/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-138 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/7/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner and Trainer Juan Esquivel, having been notified to his last known address and upon responding telephonically on October 6, 2014 before the Board of Stewards a scheduled financial responsibility hearing was held.

As a result of the hearing, the Board of Stewards found Juan Esquivel to be in violation of Commission rules and ordered that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission license (s) issued to him/her be suspended and that he/she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment to Equine Medical Sports Medicine and Surgery is made in the amount of $2,158.22, with additional court cost of $106.00.

During said time of suspension licensee is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

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

This ruling is in accordance with :

16.47.1.8 (I)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing”.


Name: John Louis Volpe Ruling Date: 10/14/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 69-2014 DE 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:
69-2014

The Trainers license for John L. Volpe, DOB 8/29/1952, is recinded without prejudice. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.
Name: JOSE D URISTA Ruling Date: 9/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-59 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Clocker license issued to Jose Daniel Uriste is hereby rescinded. Mr. Uriste is not currently working in this capacity.

Additionally, should Mr. Uriste desire to work in as a Clocker in the future, he will need to seek approval of the New Mexico Racing Commission prior to working in this capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.3.8 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “To qualify as a racing official, the applicant shall be of good character and reputation, demonstrate experience in flat racing, be familiar with the duties of the position, and with the Commission’s rules of flat racing, and show an ability to fulfill the requirements of the position.

15.2.3.8(A)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission, in its sole discretion, may determine the eligibility of a racing official and, in its sole discretion, may approve or disapprove any such official for licensing”.

(Mr. Uriste currently holds a Trainer license, and works in this capacity).
Name: ANTHONY C CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3542814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER ANTHONY C. CHAVEZ (LIC#76073332) OF RULINGS #2930513, #2931513 AND #2932513 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON DECEMBER 8, 2013. RULING: 3542814 DECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on June 26, 2014 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant and his horse shall be assessed a penalty as follows: I. A fine in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000); II. A suspension of three (3) years; III. Loss of purse for the horse PT Phlyer; IV. The horse be unplaced; V. The horse be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety (90) days; and VI. The horse must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order. Date: ____________ _________________________________ Chairman Doughty
Name: MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA Ruling Date: 6/11/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3529814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3529814 DATE: June 11, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA, DOB 08/25/1958, (LIC #) 33107634 OF RULING #3368514, #3369514 And #3370514 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON APRIL 5, 2014. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA is issued per District Court Judge Alan Malot issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: 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: LINDA L. CRUTCHER Ruling Date: 4/4/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3463814 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3463814 TRACK: Commission Office DATE: April 04, 2014 LICENSEE: Security Staff LINDA L. CRUTCHER DOB: 07/04/1946 LICENSE #84302901, is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity. This ruling is in accordance with: 16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part 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 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: PABLO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 2/6/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3400814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3400814 DATE: February 06, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF PABLO M. HERNANDEZ, DOB: 11/25/1965, (LIC # 76080817) OF RULING #3116514, #3119514, #3117514 and #3118514 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON JANUARY 25, 2014. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of PABLO M. HERNANDEZ is issued per District Court Judge Denise Barela Shepherd issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: PABLO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 3/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3400814-RES Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 3400814 - Ruling Rescinded- The District Court Stay has been dismissed, therefore the NMRC Stay Ruling #S 3400814 has been rescinded. Mr. Hernandez has no Stay in place and can not race until his suspension is completed and fines paid. Please see attached documents.
Name: PABLO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 1/25/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3116514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/5/2014 Suspension End: 4/1/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer PABLO M. HERNANDE OB: 11/25/1965 LICENSE #:7608081 having been duly notified, and having appeared (with telephonic counsel) before the Board of Stewards on January 25, 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 NM03408 after it was collected from the horse "Leadin Man", which finished first in the 4th race, Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque;

(The original la b report indicated a finding of Zilpaterol at 1 2 ng/ml. Split sam pling rights, as p1· ovided in 15. 2.6.10
(D) NMAC were afforded, and slti pped to LSU confi rming a positive for Zilpaterol of 1 2.302 ng/ml in the u rine. Additionally, there are no acceptable test limit levels for this d rug, and Class II drugs of this nature have a high potential for affecting the outcome of a race, and have no a p proved or indicated use in a hor· se).

PABLO HERNANDEZ is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(Dl{]-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 ad ministered 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. ll(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.lO(B)(l) 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 d rug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited d rug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maxim u m allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regard less of the acts of third party."

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed PABLO HERNANDEZ a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of three calendar years (February 5, 2014, through February 5, 2017 inclusive);
        1. A fine in the amount of ten-thousand dollars ($10,000);
        2. Lose of purse in the 4th race, Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
        3. 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 violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 1 5.2.6.9 (C)(l)(a) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, PABLO 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)(1) NMAC;

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of PABLO HERNANDEZ a re 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 Owners, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings 311751 4, and 3118514, and 3119514 issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: PABLO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3116514-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/5/2014 Suspension End: 4/1/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 3116514 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: PABLO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 3/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3116514-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/5/2014 Suspension End: 4/1/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 3116514 - Ruling Final Outcome- Settlement Agreement of 2k fine, Suspension until April 1, 2016, loss of purse (see attached).Any questions see Tina.
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 1/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3091514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JAMES JULIAN GONZALES II, (DOB: 07/2111976 LICENSE #46079699),
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 "Call A Fast Corona", entered in the third race, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Sunland Park

This ruling is 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 JAMES JULIAN GONZALES II a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before February 17, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: ANTHONY C CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 1/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3385814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3385814 DATE: January 07, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF ANTHONY C. CHAVEZ, (DOB) 06/20/1965, (LIC #) 96092437 OF RULINGS # 2951513, #2952513 AND #2953513 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON DECEMBER 16, 2013. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of ANTHONY C. CHAVEZ is issued per District Court Judge Nan G. Nash issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: ROGER WALMANN Ruling Date: 11/7/2012
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Downs
Ruling Number: 12248 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/7/2012 Suspension End: 2/19/2016
Ruling Text: Violation of fingerprint requirements.
Name: ROGER WALMANN Ruling Date: 2/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Downs
Ruling Number: 12248-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/7/2012 Suspension End: 2/19/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 12248 - Restored to Good Standing

Mr. Walmann has completed his fingerprinting requirements and is hereby restored to good standing in the state of Indiana.

Name: PRISCILLA A FUSELIER Ruling Date: 1/31/2011
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 18480 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/31/2011 Suspension End: 4/10/2016
Ruling Text: Ineligible for licensure and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of debt to Stemmans, Inc in the amount of $158.
Name: PRISCILLA A FUSELIER Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 18480-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/31/2011 Suspension End: 4/10/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 18480 - Restored to Good Standingon April 10, 2016; Paid debt to Stemmans, INC
Name: CINDY LEE HAEHN Ruling Date: 7/19/2010
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 10591 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/19/2010 Suspension End: 4/21/2016
Ruling Text: RACING OFFICIAL CINDY HAEHN IS HEREBY EXCLUDED FROM ANY RACING PREMISES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE INDIANA HORSE RACING COMMISSION.THIS EXCULSION APPLYS TO INDIANA DOWNS AND HOOSIER PARK AND ANY OFF TRACK BETTING PARLORS.THIS ORDER SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT INDEFINITELY OR UNTIL RESCINDED BY THE COMMISSION OR ITS DESIGNEDD.
Name: CINDY LEE HAEHN Ruling Date: 5/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 10591-REST Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/19/2010 Suspension End: 4/21/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 10591 - Restored to Good Standing

Cindy Haehn's 2010 exclusion from all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission is hereby rescinded.

Name: CHARLES DOUGLAS ZEHNDER Ruling Date: 5/6/2009
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Downs
Ruling Number: 29508 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2009 Suspension End: 4/21/2016
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EXERCISE RIDER CHARLES D. ZEHNDER IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED PENDING HIS APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS CONCERNING VIOLATION OF 71 IAC 8.5-10-5 AND 71 IAC 8.5-10-6 TESTING FOR "CANNABINOIDS".
Name: CHARLES DOUGLAS ZEHNDER Ruling Date: 5/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Downs
Ruling Number: 29508-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2009 Suspension End: 4/21/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 29508 - Restored to Good Standing

The 2009 suspension of exercise rider Charles Zehnder Jr is hereby lifted and he is restored to good standing in Indiana.



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