Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >3/18/2017<

124 Total Rulings compiled at: 3/23/2017 12:07:46 AM G.M.T.

Name: ALICIA HANNERS Ruling Date: 3/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-81 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/22/2017 Suspension End: 3/21/2018
Ruling Text:
Ms. Hanners is hereby suspended until she pays the fine per ruling NFLD-2017-062 ($100.00) at Northfield Park. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-99
Name: KERRY LANDIS KING Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-024-17 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Kerry L King is fined $100.00 for bringing BETTER TO BELIEVE late to the paddock for the 4th race on March 16, 2017. DHRC rule: 5.3.3.2.1. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: MICHAEL J DOWDALL Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-80 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/28/2017 Suspension End: 3/27/2018
Ruling Text:
Mr. Dowdall failed to conduct himself in a professional manner when he entered the test barn on 3/6/17 after his horse Lookinforadventure won the 9th race. He threatened the State Veterinarian regarding a matter that took place on 2/28/17. His action was against the best interest of racing. This type of intimidation can affect the integrity of racing. This ruling is referred to the OSRC for its consideration. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10)  12-28  12-99  14-28(C)  14-29(A)  14-99  3769-17-29(A)(7)&(10)  17-29(B)(4)&(5)  17-30(B)  17-33(A)&(B)  17-35  17-99
Name: SEAN BIER Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-025-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Sean Bier is fined $300.00 for impeding the progress of #9, SEE YOU TUESDAY which also caused interference to trailing horses at the top of the stretch while driving #2, SOMWHEREONTHEBEACH who finished 5th and was placed 9th. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.2. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule. Mr. Bier had a judge's hearing on Monday March 20, 2017.
Name: ANDREW RAMGEET Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP098 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/25/2017 Suspension End: 3/27/2017
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on March 21, 2017, Jockey Andrew R. Ramgeet (ADOR #19217) is hereby suspended three (3) racing days (March 25, March 26, and March 27, 2017 inclusive) for dropping inward causing intimidation and interference in the second race on March 19, 2017, resulting in the disqualification of his mount "DELICACY" from second to fourth place.

This suspension does not preclude Jockey Andrew R. Ramgeet from riding in designated races.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102.20.;AA.C. R19-2-106.C.; AA.C. R19-2-119.C.6.; A.A.C. R19-2-119.C.7.; A.A.C. R19-2-119.C.7.c.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2., A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3., A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f., A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.1.J.k.

Name: PRESTON J ADAMS Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22167 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have the required published workouts resulting in a program scratch from race 7, March 20, 2017 at Fair Grounds.
Name: DAVID WILLIAM RANSLEM Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22169 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Fair Grounds expired 3/18/2017).
Name: MELINDA SANDERS Ruling Date: 3/20/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-6 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER MELINDA SANDERS IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING FOR HAVING PAID HER FINE DATED 11/9/2016
Name: Kerry Holloway Ruling Date: 3/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Chicago Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CHD-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Testing MMV points calculation
Name: Amancio Alonso Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22166 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Fair Grounds expired 3/13/2017).
Name: KORTEZ WALKER Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22165 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The 2017 license issued as an Apprentice Jockey, is withdrawn, in lieu of issuance of Jockey License.
Name: CHRISTIAN JESUS NAJERA Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-141 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/18/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 1 year Security Guard CHRISTIAN JESUS NAJERA, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 18, 2017, concerning his employment status with The Downs of Albuquerque and his conduct on February 16, 2017.

The Board of Stewards hereby issue CHRISTIAN JESUS NAJERA a penalty of the following:

    1. A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately March 18, 2017.
    2. In regard to his conduct on February 16, 2017, CHRISTIAN JESUS NAJERA must appear before The Board of Stewards, for their further review, prior to any further application.
Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (M)(2): Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license. 16.47.1.8 (L)(i) 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” This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: STEPHEN CRAIG HANCOCK Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2017CRI008 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on March 17, 2017, Occupational Licensee Stephen Craig Hancock (ADOR #10302) is hereby fined TWO-HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED TEN DOLLARS ($210.00) for creating a disturbance by being involved in an physical altercation and interfering with racing operations at the Rillito Park backside area on March 3, 2017.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 29, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 29, 2017 through and inclusive of September 25, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, Division of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Revised Statutes Reference:

A.AC. R19-2-106.C.; A.AC. R19-2-111.A.; A.AC. R19-2-111.B.; A.AC. R19-2-112.11.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j. k.; A.R.S. §5.104.C.;

Name: PRISCILLA LEON Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-140 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/18/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Priscilla Leon having been duly notified having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 18, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation (court judgment) to Mundell Terminal Services in the amount of $498.52 for services rendered.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Priscilla Leon be immediately suspended starting March 18, 2017 and that she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to Mundell Terminal Services in the amount of $498.52 for services rendered.

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

This ruling in written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: MATHEW JOHN SEIFERS Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2017CRI011 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Matthew John Seifers (ADOR #15087) is hereby summarily suspended and denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Division of Racing pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards at Turf Paradise on March 22, 2017 at 10:30 am for testing positive for THC (marijuana) in a field test conducted on the grounds of Rillito Park on March 19, 2017, such action which calls into question the best interests of racing, and the safety, welfare, economy, health and peace of the people of the state as well.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.AC. R19-2-102.76.; A.AC. R19-2-106.C.; A.AC. R19-2-112.12.; A.AC. R19-2-112.13.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.a.d.f.i.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.e.i.ii.iii.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.k.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.7.; A.R.S. 5-108.A.1.a.b.c.g.h.;

Name: MATHEW JOHN SEIFERS Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2017CRI010 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on March 18, 2017 Jockey Matthew John Seifers (ADOR #15087) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for careless riding aboard his mount PORTER BOY in the 3rd race on March 17, 2017.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 29, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 29, 2017 through and inclusive of September 25, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, Division of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Revised Statutes Reference:

A.AC. R19-2-102.20.; A.AC. R19-2-106.C.; A.AC. R19-2-119.C.6.; A.AC. R19-2-119.C.7.; A.AC. R19-2-119.C.7.c.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.;

Name: ANTHONY J TRUJILLO Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-143 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On March 18, 2017, the Board of Stewards received a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM23965 taken from the 1st place finisherViva Outlaw” following the 4th race, on February 19, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 172 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jon Arnett.

Trainer Jon Arnett is the trainer of record for horse “Viva Outlaw”. He was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on March 18, 2017. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Mr. Arnett’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation. Anthony J Trujillo is the owner of horse “Viva Outlaw”, for this FIRST Class 4C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed Anthony J Trujillo . a penalty as follows:

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.6.9 C.(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS/15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3 This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 / 15.2.6.11(A): 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority / 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: DAVID WALTER KERN Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2017CRI009 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on March 17, 2017, Owner/Trainer David Kern (ADOR #16400) is hereby fined TWO-HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED TEN DOLLARS ($210.00) for creating a disturbance by being involved in an physical altercation and interfering with racing operations at the Rillito Park backside area on March 3, 2017.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 29, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 29, 2017 through and inclusive of September 25, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, Division of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Revised Statutes Reference:

A.AC. R19-2-106.C.; A.AC. R19-2-111.A.; A.AC. R19-2-111.B.; A.AC. R19-2-112.11.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.; A.R.S. §5.104.C.;

Name: JON GLENN ARNETT Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-142 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jon Arnett having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on March 18, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM23965 taken from the 1st place finisherViva Outlaw” following the 4th race, on February 19, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 172 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jon Arnett. Anthony J Trujillo is the owner of record for horse “Viva Outlaw”,in accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Mr. Trujillo’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation.

For this FIRST Class 4C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed Jon Arnett. a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Viva Outlaw” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.6.9 C.(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS/15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3 This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 / 15.2.6.11(A): Trainer Responsibility 15.2.6.11(B) Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer / 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority / 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: GERALD BIG HAIR Ruling Date: 3/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP097 Ruling Type: Completed Licensing Procedures
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider Gerald Big-Hair (ADOR #19519), having complied with the requirements of Ruling #16-17TP044, is hereby restored to good standing in Arizona.

Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Statutes Reference· A.A.C. R19-2-309.E.2; A.A.C.R19-2-309.E.3.;A.R.S. §5-108

Name: SIMON JOHN BUECHLER Ruling Date: 3/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-139 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Simon Buechler, having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 14, 2017, regarding a security citation for working an unlicensed help on March 6, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack. The Board of Stewards assessed Simon Buechler a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before April 18, 2017, 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: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

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

Name: YAMIL ALEXANDER ROSARIO Ruling Date: 3/18/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-45 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr Rosario was fined for failing to maintain a straight course during the running of the 3rd Race, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Mr Rosario allowed his mount Garen (5) to drift in and cause interference to Katman Quick (3). Rosarios's mount Garen was disqualified from 3rd and place 4th.
Name: MISTY A. LEMONS Ruling Date: 3/17/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-137 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/14/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Misty Lemons having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning her defaulting on her payment agreement with Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in the amount of $1,298.54 for services rendered (court judgment).

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Misty Lemons be immediately suspended starting March 14, 2017 and that she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made ESMS in the amount of $1,298.54 for services rendered.

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

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

Name: Jamith Martinez Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22162 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Speeding on the backside causing damage to another vehicle.
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/17/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-138 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/10/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Alfredo O. Sanchez, having been duly notified and having been represented telephonically by his attorney, Gene Chavez, concerning a summary suspension instated on March 10, 2017 (refer to ruling 2017-SUN-131), for multiple Class 2 medication violations. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of Alfredo O. Sanchez until a disciplinary hearing can be held (date to be determined by his attorney, Gene Chavez).

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Alfredo O. Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC and all horses owned, trained, or under the care Alfredo O. Sanchez are denied further entry.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a): Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

This ruling is written in accordance: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Conduct Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 3/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP096 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on March 15, 2017, Owner/Trainer Robertino Diodoro (ADOR #10970) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failing to honor the entry of the horse "EDDIE'S FIRST' for the third race on March 15, 2017, resulting in a late scratch.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 25, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 26, 2017 through and inclusive of September 22, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with:

A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.A; A.A.C. R19-2-111.B; A.AC. R19-2-113.A.6.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3., A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f., A.AC. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k

Name: WILLIE J SIMIEN Ruling Date: 3/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22158 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have foal certificate on file resulting in the late scratch of “See UON The Mountain” from race 6, March 13, 2017 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 3/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22156 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entered the claimed horse Barnabas prior to the expiration of "Jail Time" resulting in a late scratch from race 4 on March 11, 2017 at Louisiana Downs
Name: CEASAR J LOPEZ Ruling Date: 3/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2017CRI006 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 525 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on March 12, 2017, Trainer Ceasar J. Lopez (ADOR #10962) is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating that blood sample #E225041, taken from the horse "TWO STEP DASH", first place finisher in the second race on February 25, 2017, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class IV, Penalty C foreign substance dexamethasone at a concentration of 15.8 +/- 3.2 pg/ml, this amount being above the permitted threshold level.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 22, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 22, 2017 through and inclusive of September 8, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, Division of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Revised Statutes Reference: A.AC. R19-2-102.19.; A.AC. R19-2-102.39.; A.AC. R19-2-106.C.; A.AC. R19-2-111.A.; A.AC. R19-2-111.B.; A.AC. R19- 2-111.C.; A.AC. R19-2-120.C.1.; A.AC. R19-2-120.C.2.a.b.c.d. e.f.g.h.i.j.; A.AC. R19-2-120.C.3.; A.AC. R19-2-120.C.6.; A.AC. R19-2-120.D.1.; A.AC. R19-2-120.D.2.b.; A.AC. R19-2-120.O. 1.d.e.; A.AC. R19-2-120.O.2.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.g.i.; A.AC. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.;

Name: JESS SCOTT ALLEY Ruling Date: 3/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-132 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jess S. Alley having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 7, 2017, for missing Lasix for entry, “BULLY ROLL”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 3rd race on February 11, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jess S. Alley a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 10, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension Licensee is found in violation of .

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

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

Name: Chris Cayaditto Ruling Date: 3/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-136 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/10/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom CHRISTOPHER CAYADITTO also known as ANTONIO COTANO-DOMINGUEZ, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 10, 2017, concerning a summary suspension for his conduct on February 24, 2017 (refer to ruling 2017-SUN-109).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue CHRISTOPHER CAYADITTO also known as ANTONIO COTANO-DOMINGUEZ a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately March 10 2017, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. Licensee is found to be in violation of : 16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: STEPHEN FARRELL WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 3/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-134 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Steve Williams having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 7, 2017, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “GOSPEL CRUISER” which resulted in a scratch in the 1st race on February 18, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Steve Williams a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.11( A) WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS 15.2.5.12 (L) HORSES INELIGABLE 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 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: PHILLIP RALPH SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-133 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Phillip Sanchez, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 7, 2017, regarding a security citation for working an unlicensed help on January 1, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack. The Board of Stewards assessed Phillip Sanchez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before April 11, 2017, 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: 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”.

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

Name: KENNY P SMITH Ruling Date: 3/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 17-015 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Kenny P. Smith is fined $100 for providing incorrect information on the sex of "Waco Bodene", a participant in the eighth race on March 5, 2017, so the correct information could be included in the program, a violation of ARC #1233 (a)(b).

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-131 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/10/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfredo O. Sanchez, is hereby summarily suspended for multiple medication violations.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Alfredo O. Sanchez the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately March 10, 2017.

During said time of applicable suspension Alfredo O. Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing on March 17, 2017,@ 10:00 am in the Board of Steward’s office at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM. (1200 Futurity Drive Sunland Park, New Mexico 88063) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Alfredo O. Sanchez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC

Licensee is found in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9 (B)(3) NMAC. Summary Suspension 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: Brian S Malone Ruling Date: 3/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-020-17 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Brian S. Malone is fined $100.00 for bringing LANCO EXPRESS late to the paddock for the 4th race on March 6, 2017. DHRC rule: 5.3.3.2.1. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: GEORGE ERNEST DENNIS Ruling Date: 3/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-021-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver George Dennis is fined $100.00 for going inside pylons around the last turn in the 4th race on March 7, 2017. DONTCLOSEYOUREYES finished 1st and was placed 2nd. DHRC rule: 7.6.15.2.3. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule. Appeals are due within 48 hours of written rule.
Name: Derrick W. Williams Ruling Date: 3/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22148 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:
License withdrawn having been issued in error.
Name: DERRICK J GOETZ Ruling Date: 3/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17090PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A TRAINER LICENSE, THE ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE #511154039 OF DERRICK GOETZ, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: MONTI NEAL SIMS Ruling Date: 3/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17093PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/23/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED TO APPEAR AT A STEWARDS' HEARING CONCERNING A JUDGEMENT ENTERED AGAINST YOU BY THE DISTRICT JUSTICE, DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA IN FAVOR OF BARBARA BLATT FOR RACE RELATED EXPENSES ($2064.00). HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR, YOU ARE HEREBY SUSPENDED MARCH 23, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.11. When a licensed owner or trainer or their licensed employes, or other persons licensed to engage in racing, shall suffer a final judgement rendered against him in a court of competent jurisdiction within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which judgement is based wholly on an indebtedness incurred by the person for supplies, equipment, or services furnished in connection with horse racing, the Stewards, Commission, or both, may issue an order to the licensee advising the licensee that a hearing will be scheduled at which time the licensee shall show cause as to why his license shall not be suspended until the Commission or Stewards is furnished proof that the judgement in question has been satisfied. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, MONTI SIMS IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MANUEL ORTIZ Ruling Date: 3/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP095 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 525 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on March 7, 2017, Owner/Trainer Manuel Ortiz (ADOR #11099) is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating that blood sample #E195101, taken from the horse "DEPUTY'S COMMAND", first place finisher in the first race on February 22, 2017, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class V foreign substance Ranitidine (186 +/. 0.5 ng/mL), this amount being above the permitted threshold level.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 17, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 18, 2017 through and inclusive of September 13, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102.19.; A.A.C. R19-2-102.39.; AAC. R19-2-106.C.; AAC. R19-2-111.A; AAC. R19-2-111.B.; A.A.C. R19- 2-111.C.; A AC. R19-2-120.C.1.; AAC. R19-2-120.C.2.a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.6.; AAC. R19-2-120.D.1.; A AC. R19-2-120.D.2.b.; A AC. R19-2-120.O. 1.d.e.; AAC. R19-2-120.O.2.; A AC. R19-2-121.E.2.; AAC. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.g.; A.A . R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 3/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-125 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/15/2017 Suspension End: 6/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Isdro Rodriguez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Xavier Rodriguez before the Board of Stewards on March 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Built Likea”(Test Sample #: NM21956), who finished in 1st place in the 1st race on December 17, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M on February 7, 2017.

David G. Valdez is the owner of record for horse “Built Likea”. This is Mr. Simmons’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Isdro Rodriguez a penalty as follows.

    1. A 100 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 15, 2017, through June 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 6, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Built Lika” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning January 10, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Built Lika” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on December 17, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Mighty B Lee
                2. Jess Blazin Queen
                3. Apollitical Scandal
                4. Streicher
                5. High Flying Cartel
                6. Apollitical Kitten
                7. Azoomn Destiny
                8. Groupie James
Unplaced “Built LikaDuring said time of applicable suspension, Isdro Rodriguez 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 Isdro Rodriguez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: clenbuterol is a prohibited substance/ 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Second Lifetime offense in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.Owner First Lifetime offense in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purse and prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: MATTHEW RISPOLI Ruling Date: 3/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17089PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/9/2017 Suspension End: 3/13/2017
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY MATTHEW RISPOLI IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING MARCH 9, 2017 THROUGH AND INCLUDING MARCH 13, 2017 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #6 REMEMBERTOBREATHE TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #4 HOLIDAY TOUCH HAVING CAME OVER INTO #4 HOLIDAY TOUCH NEAR 1/16 POLE RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 3RD IN THE 4TH RACE, MARCH 2, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). MATTHEW RISPOLI IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: PATRICIA ANN FARRO Ruling Date: 3/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17067PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER PATRICIA A. FARRO IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "FLY BYE POMEROY" IN RACE #1 ON MARCH 4,2017 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...DELIVER A HORSE LATE TO THE PADDOCK...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULING THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: LUIS HERNANDO MUNAR Ruling Date: 3/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17088PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO PENNSYLVANIA STATE RACING COMMISSION STEWARDS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES MARCH 4, 2017. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00). FINE DUE MARCH 18 , 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 28, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: TYLER SONNY CONNER Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17084PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 3RD RACE, MARCH 3, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.238(A) AND (B). SECTION 163.238(A): A horse shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey may not intentionally ride wide on the turns or otherwise cause his mount to lose ground when there is no reasonable cause for the loss or otherwise ride in a manner inconsistent with using the best efforts of the horse. SECTION 163.238(B): A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race. If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of a race, the jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MARCH 14, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 24, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ROLANDO M VASQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17066PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #03203712 OF ROLANDO M. VASQUEZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: GINA NICOLE PERRI Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17085PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to present a valid coggins test. FAILURE TO HAVE A CURRENT COGGINS TEST AVAILABLE ON THE HORSE PANORAMA, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 8TH RACE,MARCH 2, 2017. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE MARCH 14, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 24, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: FELIX EDWARDO PINERO Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17083PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for film review. FAILURE TO ATTEND THE VIDEOTAPE REPLAY OF THE 5TH RACE, MARCH 2, 2017 AFTER BEING DULY NOTIFIED TO ATTEND, AS PROVIDED BY PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.89(f). SECTION 165.89(f): Review of films by officials and jockeys. Not later than the next succeeding day of racing, the Stewards and other officials and all jockeys participating in the preceding day of racing unless excused by the stewards for good cause, shall view the photographs of all races. Trainers, owners, and other jockeys may, subject to the convenience of the facilities, view the pictures and hear the discussion of each race in order that the stewards may point out to the jockeys any infractions that may have occurred. The Stewards shall have the power to order any trainer or jockey to attend a viewing. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MARCH 14, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 24, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JORGE A VARGAS Ruling Date: 3/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17086PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 7TH RACE, MARCH 4, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.238(A) AND (B). SECTION 163.238(A): A horse shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey may not intentionally ride wide on the turns or otherwise cause his mount to lose ground when there is no reasonable cause for the loss or otherwise ride in a manner inconsistent with using the best efforts of the horse. SECTION 163.238(B): A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race. If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of a race, the jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MARCH 15, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 25, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JENNIVIEVE M BURTON Ruling Date: 3/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17076PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility, Failure to appear for stewards hearing. SUBJECT OF RULING #10068PN DATED FEBRUARY 16, 2010, HAVING PROVIDED PAPERWORK OF THE BANKRUPTCY WHICH SATIFIES RULING #16162PN DATED MAY 12, 2016 IS NOW DECLARED ELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING.
Name: FELIX EDWARDO PINERO Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17082PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/10/2017 Suspension End: 3/15/2017
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY FELIX PINERO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING MARCH 10, 2017 AND MARCH 11, 2017 AND MARCH 13, 2017 THROUGH AND INCLUDING MARCH 15, 2017 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #3 EURO DEMON TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #1 ANDY'S SPECIAL HAVING CAME OVER INTO #1 ANDY'S SPECIAL NEAR 1/16 POLE RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 3RD IN THE 5TH RACE, MARCH 1, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). FELX PINERO IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: PRESTON J ADAMS Ruling Date: 3/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22128 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have his scheduled starter, “Charlie Ballado” in the paddock resulting in a late scratch from race 2, February 25, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 2/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-114 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr. having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 25 , 2017, for his involvement with entry “Midnightsassy” not being present in his assigned stall, in the receiving barn, by the time established by the commission (one hour before lasix time for the 3rd race on February 28, 2017).

This case has AGGRIVATING CIRCUMSTANCES For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Martin Orona Sr. a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($ 500.00). The fine is to paid on or before March 30, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12(A) A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is not stabled on the grounds of the association or present by the time established by the commission.

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

Name: KAYA N PAYNE Ruling Date: 2/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17062PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE FREE PONY LICENSE #11151734 OF KAYA N. PAYNE IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ANTHONY C CERRONI Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17065PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #511156678 OF ANTHONY C. CERRONI IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: MARCUS J VITALI Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17014C Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. On February 27, 2017, Marcus Vitali, filed with the Commission a letter of appeal and request for a supersedeas of the Ejection and/or Denial of Admission issued by Parx on February 24, 2017. Upon review and thorough consideration of the Notice of Ejection, the reasons for the ejection set forth therein, Mr. Vitali's letter of appeal/supersedeas and his averments set forth therein and Parx's February 28, 2017 formal objection to Vitali's request for a supersedeas, said request for an administrative hearing is hereby GRANTED. However, Marcus Vitali's request for a supersedeas of the Parx Ejection is hereby DENIED. Based upon a weighing of the averments of record set forth by the parties and the well-established standards set forth in Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission v. Process Gas Consumers Group, 467 A.2d 805 (1983), the Commission, through its Director of Thoroughbred Racing finds that: 1. Vitali failed to present substantial evidence or otherwise make a showing that he is likely to prevail on the merits given the extensive number of medication positives in numerous jurisdictions, including but not limited to Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Massachusetts; 2. Vitali failed to demonstrate that he would be “irreparably” harmed without the requested relief pending a final resolution of the merits; 3. Parx presented sufficient evidence that the issuance of a supersedeas to Mr. Vitali will adversely and negatively affect the public's perception of Parx racetrack, specifically and the racing industry, in general. 4. The issuance of a supersedeas in this matter, given the overwhelming number medication drug positives, would substantially and negatively affect other interested parties, including the Commission, the integrity of racing and the general public.
Name: DOMINGO CHACALTANA Ruling Date: 2/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4987 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/1/2017 Suspension End: 3/15/2017
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Domingo Chacaltana was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 2/25/17.

Mr. Chacaltana is hereby fined seven hundred and fifty ($750) dollars and suspended for fifteen days (3/1/17 through 3/15/17) because a post-race serum sample taken from his horse, "Screamin' Patriot," that finished second in the 1st race at Sam Houston Race Park on 1/28/17 contained the Class 4 medication Flunixin @ 25.3 +/- 1.6 ng/ml., and also contained 0.8 +/- 0.09 ng/ml. of Phenylbutazone. (Sample # SH063391).

First violation in this classification within 365 days.

During the term of this suspension, Mr. Chacaltana is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of horses owned or trained by Mr. Chacaltana is denied pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

The horse, "Screamin Patriot," is ordered disqualified and declared unplaced, in the first race at Sam Houston Race Park on 1/28/17, and the purse is ordered redistributed as follows:

1. (8) Starter 2. (1) Woody's Tavern 3. (7) Flashingformoreluc 4. (3) Pure Pegasus 5. (4) Shine On Bruiser 6. (6) Ex Pirate 7. (5) Shamrock Edge

Unplaced: (2) Screamin' Patriot.

Name: BLANE FOSTER SERVIS Ruling Date: 2/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17061PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #511144092 OF BLANE F. SERVIS IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ELIZABETH A BECHT Ruling Date: 3/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17068PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN OWNER LICENSE, THE OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE #08228108 OF ELIZABETH A. BECHT IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-6 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 115 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Slow Pace 458(g)
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-6-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 115 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-NP-6 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBERTS Ruling Date: 2/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-017-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jonathan Roberts is fined $200.00 for whipping one handed more than 3 times before the 7/8th pole. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.14.1.3. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: ANTOINETTE MELISSA LACEY Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17081PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. SECURITY OFFICER ANTOINETTE LACEY IS HEREBY FINED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE MARCH 14, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 24, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: IGNACIO JORDAN Ruling Date: 2/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-105 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ignacio Jordan Jr having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 14, 2017, for missing Lasix and for entry, “TELLERS DISCO”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 3rd race on January 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ignacio Jordan Jr a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 20, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension Licensee is found in violation of .

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

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

Name: WILLIAM GEORGE QUIRK Ruling Date: 3/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17079PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. OWNER WILLIAM G QUIRK IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE MARCH 12, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 22, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JORGE A VARGAS Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17064PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. JOCKEY JORGE A. VARGAS,JR., HAVING BEEN WARNED MULTIPLE TIMES, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR IMPROPER EQUIPMENT (BOOTS) DURING MORNING WORK-OUTS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 165.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214
Name: MIGUEL CASTILLO Ruling Date: 2/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-101 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/23/2017 Suspension End: 8/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Miguel Castillo having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on February 12, 2017, for depositing a protection claim for horse “Major Bites” in the 2nd race on December 17, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Aggravating Circumstances: Miguel Castillo deposited a personal check with the Horseman’s Bookkeeper, in the full amount of the claiming price, into the account of Luis C. Quintana to claim the horse “Major Bites” to be trained by trainer, Jesus E. Marquez (who was under a suspension) (violation of rules 15.2.4.8(E)(1)(2)(3)(4)). According to Stable Gate Authorization Forms, Miguel Castillo retained custody and left the stable gates with horse “Major Bites” after the 2nd race on December 17, 2016 (Violation of rule 15.2.4.8(G)(7) ) . Also, on January 7, 2017, Investigator Johnson found the horse “Major Bites” in the care and custody of Miguel Castillo (Violation of rule 15.2.4.8(G)(7) ).

Considering the aggravating circumstances, for this violation the Board of Stewards assessed Miguel Castillo a penalty as follows:

    1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 23, 2017, through August 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before March 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, Miguel Castillo is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Miguel Castillo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.4.8(E) (1)(2)(3)(4) Claiming Races Prohibitions 15.2.4.8(G) (7) Transfer of Claimed Horses 16.47.1.7(L)(i) Grounds for Disciplinary Measures For A Licensee, and Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of A License; Conduct Detrimental To Horse Racing. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULE/:16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required /16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-101, August 24, 2017, through September 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before March 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Major Bites” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning January 21, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension, Miguel Castillo is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Miguel Castillo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.9 J (1-6) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING: 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES Ruling Date: 2/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-98 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/12/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Daniel Torres, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 12, at Sunland Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

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

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

Name: DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES Ruling Date: 3/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-98-MOD Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/12/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-98 - Modified Ruling

Decision & Order issued by the NMRC during the March 16, 2017 meeting ordered that Daniel Antonio's three year jockey license be reinstated with the understanding that this incorporates a ONE year probabationaly period beginning march 22, 2017. Upon completion of the ONE year probationary period Jockey Torres SHALL appear before the Commission for consideration of extending the period of his jockey license.

Order was signed on March 22, 2017 by Chairman Ray Will.

For a copy of the Order please contact the NM Racing Commission.

Name: ALEJANDRO MORALES-NUNEZ Ruling Date: 2/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-82 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom, Alejandro Morales Nunez having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on February 7, at Sunland Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

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

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

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

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

Name: ALEJANDRO MORALES-NUNEZ Ruling Date: 3/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-82-FO Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2017-SUN-82 - Ruling Final Outcome-
The Commission has ruled in favor of Mr. Morales and granted him his Groom license for a period of 1 year.
Any questions, please contact Tina Arce, Paralegal NMRC (505) 222-0714
Name: MELVIN L PEREZ Ruling Date: 3/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17091PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. ISSUING CHECK #099 DATED FEBRUARY 7, 2017 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MARCH 22, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 1, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 2/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-71 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/16/2017 Suspension End: 4/17/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Raul Vega having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Ricardo Bernal before the Board of Stewards on February 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Lukes Dream”( Test Sample #: NM21935), who finished first place in the 1st race on December 16, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on January 17, 2017.

Ricardo A. Bernal, owner of record for horse “Lukes Dream”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b), this is Mr. Bernal’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 16, 2017, through April 17, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($1,500) one thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 9, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “Lukes Dream” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 30, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Lukes Dream” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on December 16, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
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Unplaced “Lukes DreamDuring said time of applicable suspension, Raul Vega 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 Raul Vega are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: MIGUEL CASTILLO Ruling Date: 2/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-68 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Miguel Castillo, having been duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 3, 2017, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “BLAZIN VERSION” which resulted in a scratch in the 2nd race December 30, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Miguel Castillo a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 9, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.11( A) WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS 15.2.5.12 (L) HORSES INELIGABLE 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 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: SCOTT D. MULLINS Ruling Date: 2/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 17-006 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Scott D. Mullins is fined $100 for being late to the paddock (10 minutes to post) with "Means" for the fourth race on February 2, 2017, a violation of ARC Rule #2121, and is fined an additional $100 for sending "Means" to the track without the required blinkers, a violation of ARC Rule #2265.

Name: VICTOR F RUSSO Ruling Date: 3/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17077PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE GOODNEWSWITHATWIST 6TH RACE, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #312331FL taken from the horse GOODNEWSWITHATWIST who finished 2ND in the 6TH race, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 tested positive for OXYCODONE. . Trainer VICTOR RUSSO waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c) and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse GOODNEWSWITHATWIST is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 6TH race, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 according to the revised order of finish: 1st-NOBLE PRINCE 2nd-FRAME 3rd- GRANPA'S KING 4th- CHURCH MONKEY 5th- MAUZZIE This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 6TH race, FEBRUARY 3, 2017. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: YAMIL ALEXANDER ROSARIO Ruling Date: 2/3/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-31 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 2/3/2017
Ruling Text: Restored to Good Standing as of 02/03/2017 by order of WVRC, having complied with the conditions set forth in Ruling #22, dated 01/26/17.
Name: MICHEL MUYTERS Ruling Date: 3/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17078PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. Owner/Trainer MICHEL MUYTERS is hereby fined the sum of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) for treating the horse, FROST JORDAN. within 24 hours prior to the scheduled post time for the 4TH race on, FEBRUARY 2, 2017, necessitating a late scratch of the horse, in violation of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(2). SECTION 163.302(a)(2): (a) Policy. The purpose of this section and §§ 163.303 – 163.318 is to protect the integrity of horse racing, to guard the health of the horse and to safeguard the interests of the public and the racing participants through the prohibition or control of drugs and medications or substances foreign to the natural horse. In this context: (2) A person acting alone or in concert may not administer or cause to be administered a substance to a horse entered to race by injection, oral administration, rectal infusion or suppository, or by inhalation within 24 hours prior to the scheduled post time for the first race, except as otherwise provided. FINE DUE MARCH 12, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 22, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: THOMAS ALBERT SUIT Ruling Date: 3/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17092PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. ISSUING CHECK #1005 DATED FEBRUARY 1, 2017 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MARCH 22, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 1, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 700 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Raul Vega having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 28, 2017, for administering a medication to horse, “Nooner”, within 24 hours prior to the 3rd race on January 8, 2017, at Sunland Park, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund. (Investigator Johnson witnessed fresh blood dripping from the jugular vein of entry “Nooner” when the horse was walking to the paddock for the 3rd race on January 28, 2017.) Aggravating circumstances: Fresh blood was dripping from the jugular vein from an apparent injection with needle. For this violation, considering the aggravating circumstances, the Board of Stewards assessed Raul Vega a fine in the amount of seven hundred dollars ($700). The fine is to be paid on or before March 2, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of 15.2.6.9 (C) (2) NMAC 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. 15.2.6.11 (B) TRAINER RESPONSIBITY A trainer shall prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. 16.47.1.10 (B)(1)(2) ABSOLUTE INSURER 16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC: Conduct Detrimental to Horse Racing

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

Name: JEFF S ENGLEHART Ruling Date: 3/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17080PN Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to secure proper licensing. ENTERING AND RUNNING THE HORSE LUCAS LONG STEP,JANUARY 28, 2017 AND FAILING TO COMPLETE PROPER LICENSING PROCEDURES (OWNER). YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MARCH 14, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 24, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: YAMIL ALEXANDER ROSARIO Ruling Date: 1/26/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-22 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: mr Rosario was subjected to a bos testing order. The said test proved positive for Opiate Metabolic and Mariguana. He must submit to BOS a clean drug test, and be professionally accessed before returning to racing.
Name: JEFF S ENGLEHART Ruling Date: 3/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17069PP Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/11/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. OWNER/TRAINER JEFF S. ENGLEHART IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PENDING PAYMENT OF THE FINE LEVIED AGAINST HIM IN RULING #17025PP DATED JANUARY 27,2017 FOR BEING IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.471(C) & (D). 163.471(D) IF A FINE IS NOT PAID IN FULL WITHIN THE TIME, THE COMMISSION MAY SUSPEND THE LICENSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL. THE SUSPENSION SHALL BE LIFTED UPON PAYMENT OF THE OUTSTANDING FINES SO IMPOSED.
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-326 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2017 Suspension End: 1/6/2017
Ruling Text:

Jockey, Frank Reyes, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 27, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the first race on December 21, 2016, at Sunland Park, while aboard “FLAIR WEATHER” which resulted in his mount not finishing the race. (Drifted out under left handed whip, clipping heels with the 5).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a suspension of 3 race days (January 1, 2017, January 3, 2017, and January 6, 2017).

Frank Reyes is allowed to ride designated races.

Frank Reyes is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post To Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Post To Finish

This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post To Finish 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN SEREY Ruling Date: 2/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17063PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. TRAINER JUAN SEREY, HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS FOR HAVING A PELLET GUN IN HIS POSSESSION (TACKROOM)ON THE GROUNDS OF AN ASSOCIATION IN VIOLATION OF STABLE AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS #19, PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 165.201. STABLE AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS #19. THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/HANDGUN, AIR GUN, STARTER PISTOL, RIFLE,SHOTGUN, THREATENING WEAPON OF ANY TYPE, FIREWORKS OR ANY EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED EXCEPT BY PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO DO SO... 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND, OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN WRITING WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 0A. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CARLOS ESTRADA Ruling Date: 12/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-312 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Assistant Starter License issued to Carlos Estrada is hereby rescinded without prejudice as he has appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 16, 2016, and stated that he is no longer working in that capacity and has been issued a Trainers License.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 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: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 4000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 12/20/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol detected at a level of 32 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2) in horse “Quatro Eagle” (Test Sample #: NM21010) who finished second place in the 5th race on September 12, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 38.8±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Roberto Marquez, owner of record for horse “Quatro Eagle”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Marquez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-ZIA-171 AND 2016-ZIA-172) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 240 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from rulings 2016-ZIA-171 and 2016-ZIA-172, starting April 24, 2017, through December 20, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($4,000) four thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Quatro Eagle” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Quatro Eagle” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from in the 5th race on September 12, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Angel Paint
                2. Faster Version
                3. Passemupjesse
                4. Elin
                5. Jumpn Por Gusto
                6. Magic Corona
                7. Bondurant
                8. Furr Lee
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Quatro Eagle

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

Carolina Gaytan is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC; 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC; 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC; 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (C)(6); 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES; 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority: 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address; 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission. Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-173-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 4000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 12/20/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-173 - Appeal Submitted
Name: ADRIAN E HUITRON Ruling Date: 11/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-143 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/9/2016 Suspension End: 3/9/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Adrian E. Huitron having been duly notified and represented by counsel Gene N. Chavez before the Board of Stewards on November 28, 2016, concerning a hearing that was continued from November 8, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” detected at a level of 35 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2), in horse “Politically Correct” (Test Sample #: NM24979) who finished third place in the 7th race on September 4, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM, and confirmed in split sample at a level of 19.2±1.1 ng/ml in the urine sent to Texas A&M on October 10, 2016.

Valeriano Racing Stables (Samuel Valeriano), the owner of record for the horse “Politicaly Correct”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing, this is his First Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period.

For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation for trainer within a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed (Adrian E. Huitron) a penalty as follows.

1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 9, 2016, through March 9, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 28, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Politicaly Correct” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry. 4. The horse “Politicaly Correct” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on September 4, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Zoomin Effortlessly
        2. Jessies First Down
        3. El Duero
        4. Bodacious Eagle
        5. Apollitical Ok
        6. Mad About The Moon
        7. Carters Last Straw
        8. Glock
Unplaced “Politicaly Correct --PAGE 1 of 2--

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

Adrian E. Huitron is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer/owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

        • Trainer second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.
        • Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 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." --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: ADRIAN E HUITRON Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-143-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/9/2016 Suspension End: 3/9/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-143 - Appeal Submitted
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 11/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-130 Ruling Type: Frivolous Claim of Foul
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Frank Reyes, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 23, 2016, for filing a frivolous claim of foul while aboard, “THE TIZZLER", during the running of the 8th Race on November 21, 2016, at Zia Park. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Frank Reyes, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before December 23, 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: 15.2.5.14(D-4) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: MELINDA SANDERS Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-271 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILED TO HAVE A NEGATIVE COGGINS FOR "QUICK AND FAST" RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH.
Name: BRIAN C FISHER Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-056-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Brian Fisher is fined $200.00 for failing to honor declaration on OK AMELIA in the 9th race at Harrington Raceway on October 13, 2016.  DHRC rule 7.1.2.6.  All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written ruling.
Name: BRIAN C FISHER Ruling Date: 10/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-055-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Brian Fisher is fined $200.00 for failing to honor declaration on BEAMMEUPSCOTTIE in the 5th race at Harrington Raceway on October 13, 2016. DHRC rule: 7.1.2.6. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written ruling.
Name: CARLOS ESTRADA Ruling Date: 9/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-1 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Trainer license #216476 issued to Carlos Estrada is hereby rescinded without prejudice having been issued an assisstant starters license.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
 
16.47.1.8 (M)(2) NMAC:  Which states that " A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license".
 
 
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 8/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-134 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/11/2016 Suspension End: 9/25/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Raul Vega, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 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 NM20311, after it was collected from the horse "Rk First Call" which finished 1st in the 8th race, July 23, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 294pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Raul Vega. The split was confirmed positive by TVMDL with a finding of 289pg/ml +/- 28 pg/ml in urine). With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
 
 Raul Vega is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Raul Vega a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 15 calendar days (Sept. 11, 2016 through Sept. 25, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 8th race, July 23, 2016, at the Downs at Albuquerque. New Order of Finish:
 1st Ek Co Co                      5th My Coronita
 2nd Jess Like Stoli            6th Mts No Marks On Me
 3rd Cement Flats               7th Aamos Moses
 4th Vf Corona Air              8th Valiant Meltdown
                                                                                     Unplaced: Rk First Call
 
 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, Raul Vega is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Raul Vega are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
                                                  BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
                 _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: Kenneth Keith Chadborn Ruling Date: 7/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-69 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Kenneth K, Chadborn, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, July 30, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Methocarbamol"(Robaxin) which was found in sample NM20059, after it was collected from the horse, "Dan the Con Man" which finished 1st in the 8th race, on July 3,2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 19.0 ng/ml in blood/plasma, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1.0 ng/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and denied by Kenneth K. Chadborn
 
Kenneth K, Chadborn 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".
15.2.6.11(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 K, Chadborn a penalty as follows;
        1. A fine in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00);
        2. Horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to enter.
This is a first positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before August 10, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) 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: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 7/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-53 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  Raul Vega, having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to provide equipment as entered: (Flipping Haulter On) , on the horse "Flashy Beamer" that ran in the 10th race, July 23, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
Raul Vega is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this 1st violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed  Raul Vaga a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 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.
 
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: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 5/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-58 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  Raul V. Vega, having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to provide equipment: (Blinkers) , on the horse "Flashy Beamer" that ran in the 3rd race, Friday, May 27, 2016, at SunRay Park
 
Raul V. Vega is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this 1st violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed Raul V. Vega a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 7,2016 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: PRAVIN A PATEL Ruling Date: 6/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21692 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2016 Suspension End: 3/20/2017
Ruling Text:
After proper notice and his failure to respond Pravin Patel is declared ineligible for licensure and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of his debt to Equi-Vet, LLC.
Name: PRAVIN A PATEL Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21692-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2016 Suspension End: 3/20/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 21692 - Restored to Good Standing; Satisfied  his debt to Equi-Vet, Inc.
Name: ERIC D MIKKELSON Ruling Date: 5/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-49 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Licensee’s New Mexico Racing Commission License # 281375 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

Explanation of license situation: No longer working as a trainer and will be taking out an Assistant Trainers license.

This ruling is in accordance with: NMAC 16.47.1.8 16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS: A. LICENSES REQUIRED: A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC shall not participate in pari mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the commission, or be employed by an association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the commission

J. LICENSE REFUSAL: The commission may refuse to issue a license and give the applicant the option of withdrawal of an application without prejudice. If an applicant is refused, the applicant may reapply for a license

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: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text:

Owner/ Trainer, Alfredo Sanchez, having been duly notified, failed to appear and had his hearing was held in absencia before the Board of Stewards on this date, 3/29/2016, 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 NM13826, after it was collected from the horse "Pampered Jess" which finished third in the 8th race, July 4, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. (The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 422 pg/ml) which exceeds the allowable limit of 140 pc/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Alfredo Sanchez and sent to LGC Science Inc. Results from the spilt sample detected Clenbuterol at an average concentration of 225 picograms per milliliter of urine. Trainer, Alfredo Sanchez 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".

15.2.6.11(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 Alfredo Sanchez a penalty for a fourth(4th) positive as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of three hundred sixty-five (365) days starting on February 3, 2017 ending on February 3, 2018. (2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00.); (3) Loss of purse and the horse is dis-qualified. The new order of finish is (1)Jm Mr Evan (2) Undaunted (3) Lady Perry On Fire (4) Volcom Bay (5) Khat Daddy (6) Ivory Candy (7) The Cartels Crown (8) A Hot Prospect (9) UNPLACED- Pampered Jess This is a fourth(4th) 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, Alfredo 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: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-200 - Appeal Submitted
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-200 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-200 - Modified Penalty

Issued in Error.

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-86 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/2/2016 Suspension End: 2/2/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer/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 26,2016 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).

Trainer/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 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. NMAC 15.2.6.9 (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. 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 Alfredo Sanchez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (Febuary 2nd,2016 through Febuary 2nd, 2017, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($5,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the 8th race, on July 26, 2015, at SunRayPark.

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

During said time of applicable suspension, 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.

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

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

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 2/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-86-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/2/2016 Suspension End: 2/2/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-86 - Appeal Submitted to Commission. Approved by Dan Fick on 2/5/16.
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 2/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-86-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/2/2016 Suspension End: 2/2/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-86 - Modified Ruling Date correction

Trainer/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).

Trainer/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 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. NMAC 15.2.6.9 (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. 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 Alfredo Sanchez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (Febuary 2nd,2016 through Febuary 2nd, 2017, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($5,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the 8th race, on July 26, 2015, at SunRayPark.

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

During said time of applicable suspension, 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.

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

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

Name: 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: Ryan Matthew Keefe Ruling Date: 8/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-145 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:
With regard to Ryan Mathew Keefe:

Licensee’s New Mexico Racing Owner License # 155989 is hereby rescinded on August 22, 2015, for failure to disclose warrants on application.

This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-171 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2015 Suspension End: 10/2/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfredo O Sanchez, having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards for a scheduled hearing on July 24, 2015 for a confirmed positive test for the Class III B drug Clenbuterol which was found in sample# NM 13178 after it was collected from the horse Manes Tower which finished in first place in the eighth race on June 10, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque, the hearing was held in absentia. As a result Alfredo O Sanchez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

(The original lab report indicated a finding if Clenbuterol in urine at 5,330 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but waived by, Alfredo O Sanchez).

Alfredo O Sanchez 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 Alfredo O Sanchez a penalty as follows:

  • A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

  • Loss of purse for the eighth race that ran on June 10, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque racetrack.
    • A suspension of any/all NMRC issued licenses for a period of sixty days (60 days) (suspension will begin August 4, 2015 and end October 2, 2015, inclusive. During said time of suspension, Alfredo O Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 NMAC. Pursuant to Commission rules, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Alfredo O Sanchez are ineligible to enter or start in any race in this jurisdiction. , per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

In addition, due to the extremely high levels OF CLENBUTEROL found in this sample, (5,330 pg/ml. ), Alfredo O Sanchez is referred to the NMRC for any action deemed necessary or warranted.

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

By order of the Ruidoso Downs Stewards




ED L’ECUYER DAVE KEITER NORM AMUNDSON
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-171-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2015 Suspension End: 10/2/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-171 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-171-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2015 Suspension End: 10/2/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-171 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ having been duly notified, and failing to appear, a hearing was held in absentia by the Board of Stewards on this date regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol” which were found in sample NM13232, after it was collected from the horse “CD Tight Rope”, which finished first in the 3rd race on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated findings of Clenbuterol were detected in the urine at concentrations of 2,573 pg/ml, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 140 picograms per milliliter. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but waived by Mr. Sanchez, upon the failure to respond in a timely manner for said split testing rights).

ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ 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 medication 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 horse 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 ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (October 3, 2015, to March 31, 2016, inclusive).
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand five-hundred dollars ($2,500.00):
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Saturday, June 13, 2015:
(4) Because of the extremely high level of this medication violation, this matter is being referred to the NMSRC for any further action that may be deemed necessary.

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)(1) NMAC;
During the time of applicable suspension, Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the provisions of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b), and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under care of Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanctions are to apply to the Owner and Horse as outlined in related rulings issued this date at Ruidoso Downs).

Because of the extremely high levels of this medication violation, this matter is being referred to the NMSRC for any further action that may be deemed necessary.

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) Which says 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 with the main Commission Office or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-173 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-173 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 3/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-323 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Raul V Vega having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for entering an ineligible horse “Silver Tarzan” which was entered in the fourth race, on March 20, 2015, at Sunland Park.

Raul V Vega failed to have the required current workouts on file for “Silver Tarzan”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Raul V Vega a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 20, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Raul V Vega is found to be in violation of:
Name: ERIC D MIKKELSON Ruling Date: 1/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-551 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Eric D. Mikkelson, having been duly notified (Waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing), and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 11, 2015 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class 4C drug "Methocarbamol", which was found in sample #NM09434, after it was collected from the horse "Dark Brook" which finished 1st in the first race, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Zia Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 3,809 nanograms per milliliter in the urine. Subsequent testing report indicated a finding of Methocarbamol with a concentration of 21.0 nanograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU which confirmed a finding of 3.6 ug/ml in the urine. Mr. Mikkleson was informed of his right to confirm positive test in the blood however Mr. Mikkelson waived that right).

Trainer Eric D. Mikkelson 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.
(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 first violation (365 day period), the Board of Stewards assessed: Trainer Eric D. Mikkelson, a penalty of a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

Penalty Recommendations:
15.2.6.9 (C) 3 LICENSED TRAINER: Which states in pertinent part that, “1" offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.”
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 6/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0380414 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0380414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: June 17, 2014 Trainer RAUL VELARDE VEGA (DOB: 03/11/1975 NMSRC LICENSE # 56083211) having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 16, 2014, for failure to enter the horse "Ko Style" to the correct Salix/Lasix status in the fifth race on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; RAUL VELARDE VEGA is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet." 16.47.1.10(C)(15) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is responsible for maintaining a knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in his/her care." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RAUL VELARDE VEGA a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 17, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 2/16/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3204514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING: 3204514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: February 16, 2014 Trainer RAUL V VEGA, ( DOB: 03/11/1975 LICENSE #56083211), having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment (blinkers on) at time of entry on the horse "Day of Bay RF", entered in the first race, on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Sunland Park. RAUL V VEGA is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that " Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry." 15.2.5.13(A)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment, or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the Starter, the Paddock Judge and the Stewards". 15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may change any equipment used on a horse in its last race, without the prior approval of the Paddock Judge or the Stewards." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RAUL V VEGA a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before March 18, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER RON WALKER DAVID KEITER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling.



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