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. >8/14/2017<

218 Total Rulings compiled at: 8/19/2017 5:16:01 AM G.M.T.

Name: DENNIS B SPEAKS Ruling Date: 8/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-11 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Enter ineligible horse causing Stewards scratch
Name: DENNIS B SPEAKS Ruling Date: 8/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-11-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-EGP-11 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Lyle William Magnuson Ruling Date: 8/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-12 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entering 2 ineligible horses causing Stewards scratch
Name: Lyle William Magnuson Ruling Date: 8/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-12-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-EGP-12 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Gary Leonard Williams Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-126 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On August 4, 2017, the Board of Stewards offered a hearing to Owner/Trainer, Gary L. Williams Jr, regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued June 7, 2017. The Stewards hereby find the following: The official blood sample #255876, taken on 2/11/17 and sample # 225170 taken on 4/1/17, was reported by Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory, to contain Dexamethasone, which is a Class 4 drug, with a C Penalty, designation. The permissible threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in blood. Sample #225876 contained 20.0 pg/ml of the drug and sample # 255710 contained 17.9 pg/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for this drug. The sample was taken from the four (4) horse, “Follow the Notion”, which ran in the 6th Race on 2/11/17, finishing First and the 2 horse, “Follow The Notion” which ran in the seventh race on 4/1/17 finishing first respectfully. Mr. Williams elected not to have a split sample testing. Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, Table 178-1 F, the post-race threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 pg.ml in the blood. Because the amount of Dexamethasone in “Follow the Notion” exceeded the acceptable threshold set forth in Table 178-1 F, Mr. Williams may be held responsible and his occupational permit disciplined pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, sections 49.a.1. and 51.1.a. The Dexamethasone positive in “Follow the Notion” is Mr. Williams second and third Offense for a medication/substance violation in a 365 day period. Mr .Williams had a Dexamethasone positive on November 18. 2016 in West Virginia. The permit holder has accumulated 3 points under the multiple medication violation point system as a result of the issuance of Ruling #170 on December 9, 2016. Mr. Williams is assessed 1 point for these two Dexamethasone medication/substance violations pursuant to section 49.3.m. of 178 of W.Va.C.S.R.1. Based on the above, the Stewards hereby impose the following penalty for the underlying offense: Mr. Williams horse “Follow the Notion” will be disqualified from all purse money’s and will have a total of 4 points on his record. With the Dexamethasone positives being Mr. Williams second and third medication violations in 365 days. Mr. Williams is fined $4,000 dollars and is given a 45-day suspension starting Friday August 18, 2017 running through and including Sunday October 1, 2017. The horse “Follow the Notion” is disqualified from all purse money; Race 6 on 2/11/17

You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00

Dated: August 17, 2017

Name: AARON EDWARD MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-179 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #1 Gratuity in race 3 on 8/15/17 he came out at the 3/4 pole and interfered with #7 Light Of The World causing her to go off stride. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11(A)(1),(2),(6)&(9)  17-99
Name: MARIO PEREZ Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17093 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Owner license issued to Mario Perez is hereby rescinded without prejudice as he is no longer participating in that capacity.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0135 D. (Dual Licensing) 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority

Name: JARETH LOVEBERRY Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17092 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jareth Loveberry is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Moonlight Ta Kela more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 4th race at Canterbury Park on August 6, 2017 (2nd riding crop rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. - Use of the riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: LOUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-127 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis Batista is hereby fined $200.00 for failing to fulfill his riding engagements on Saturday August 12, 2017 necessitating a scratch in the eighth race.
Name: Martin Roldan Ortiz Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-#35 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having appeared before the Board of Stewards regarding B Circuit Ruling #30 dated August 12, 2017, is hereby placed on a Probationary License with conditions imposed as set out by the Provincial Court, Grande Prairie, Evergreen Park and Horse Racing Alberta.
Name: Alejandro Almazan Hernandez Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-#36 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having appeared before the Board of Stewards regarding B Circuit Ruling #31 dated August 12, 2017, is hereby placed on a Probationary License with conditions as set out by the Provincial Court, Grande Prairie, Evergreen Park and Horse Racing Alberta.
Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-70 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/23/2017 Suspension End: 8/27/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, Manuel Estrada, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 16, 2017, for careless riding during the running of the 3rd race on August 13, 2017, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack while aboard “A Secret li Remember” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from fifth place to last (Drifted in mid stretch crowding the inside horses #4#3#2 #1who all had to check there horses and alter course as the #5 went down to the rail.)

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Estrada a suspension of 3 race days (August 23, 2017, August 25, 2017, August 26, 2017). Manuel Estrada is allowed to ride designated races.

Name: CARLOS JESUS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-33 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Carlos Hernandez is hereby fined the sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars for failing to use proper diligence (misjudging finish) during the running of the of the 3rd race on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
 
Violation of Rule 13:70-11.10 Jockey's best effort
A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and excerise 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 the race, such jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense.
Name: KEVIN OMAR MENDEZ Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-34 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Apprentice Jockey Kevin Mendez is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for failing to use proper judgement during the post parade on Sunday, August 6, 2017 (Race 5) by creating a dangerous situation allowing his horse to come into close contact with an outrider while warming up at a full gallop.
 
N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-16.4 Governing Conduct
The stewards shall have the power and it shall be their duty to regulate and govern the conduct of all racing officials and of all owners, trainers, jockeys,  grooms and all other persons attendant on horses during, before, and after races, unless the power and the duty is vested in the Racing Commission.
Name: JAMIE THERIOT Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-38 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey JAMIE THERIOT is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of the California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers) failure to attend film review on August 16, 2017.

Name: HECTOR N. CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-68 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Hector Chavez having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 16, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “El Rattler” entered in the 1st race on August 13, 2017 at Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Narative: The Flipping halter was put on at the gate

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Chavez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 13, 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22360 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2017 Suspension End: 8/30/2017
Ruling Text:
Suspended seven calendar days August 24, 2017 through August 30, 2017 inclusive, for careless riding during the running of race 8August 3, 2017, at Evangeline Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount Crown and Seven from first to fourth place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 8/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22360-ASC Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2017 Suspension End: 8/30/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 22360 - Appeal Submitted to Commission;Suspensive appeal of ruling 22360 granted on 8/16/2017. Hearing set for 8/28/2017.
Name: TAMARA JO METZEN Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17091 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Tamara Jo Metzen, having responded telephonically on August 10, 2017 to a notice of hearing, is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) for conduct that is detrimental to the best interests of racing.

On July 30, 2017, Owner Metzen launched into a profanity-laced verbal rebuke directed at Jockey Larren Delorme, rider of Metzen-owned Rockin Home. This incident took place in the unsaddling area in close proximity and earshot of the public.

Metzen then proceeded to the Jockeys' Quarters and told Clerk of Scales Mark Anderson that she wanted to speak to Delorme. Anderson told Metzen to wait and he would get Delorme. Metzen disregarded Anderson's request to wait and went directly into the male section of the Jockeys' Quarters in specific violation of MRC Rule 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 8-Contact with jockeys.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A.B.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0155 H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing) 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 8.-Contact with jockeys/drivers.

Name: SHAE LARA COX Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-69 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Shae L. Cox having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 16, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Kaydns Krusader” entered in the 4TH race on August 13, 2017 at Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Narative: The flipping halter was put on at the gate

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Shae L. Cox a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 13, 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: ADEMAR SOUZA DOS SANTOS Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 62-2017 DE Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 62-2017

Jockey Ademar Dos Santos, RCI ID 1439691, DOB 8/26/1975, is suspended for seven (7) calendar days from Saturday, August 19, 2017, through and including Friday, August 25, 2017 for careless riding, in the second race on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 14.15 and 14.16.

Name: ADEMAR SOUZA DOS SANTOS Ruling Date: 8/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 62-2017 DE-ASUB Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 62-2017 DE - Appeal Submitted

63-2017

Jockey Ademar Dos Santos, DOB 8/26/1975, RCI 1439691, filed an appeal to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission in regards to the Stewards Ruling 62-2017, where Mr. Dos Santos was given a seven (7) calendar days suspension for careless riding, at this time the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has granted a Stay until the case is heard. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.3, 3.4, 19.2, 19.2.1 and 19.2.2.

Name: JAMES E NICHOLSON Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-35 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After being previously warned, trainer James Nicholson is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to having his horse "BELLAMY CAT" on the grounds at the designated time for lasix administration on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. R17:70-14A.9-2.i
Furosemide shall be administered at the direction of the State Veterinarian no less than four hours prior to post time for the race for which the horse is entered.
Name: MARK J MACDONALD Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 17-MDH-37 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. MacDonald is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #3 "PURE COUNTRY" in the 15th race on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: Makayla Destany Portlock Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 60-2017 DE Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 60-2017

Hot Walker Makayla Portlock, RCI Id 2095862, DOB 05/28/1999, is hereby fined the sum One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for falsification of her 2017 State License application with the omission of previous arrest records. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 18.1.

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

Name: Robert A Paz Jr Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 61-2017 DE Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 61-2017

Hot Walker Robert A. Paz, RCI Id 2137801, DOB 07/12/1996, is hereby fined the sum One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for falsification of his 2017 State License application with the omission of previous arrest record. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 18.1.

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

Name: HENRY RASCON CORDOVA Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-36 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner HENRY CORDOVA having failed to respond to a complaint alleging a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – Trainer G. F. Almeida $6,900.00), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges HENRY CORDOVA are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine). Henry Cordova is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: RODOLFO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Gillespie County Fairground
Ruling Number: GCF643 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2017 Suspension End: 8/31/2017
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Rodolfo Sanchez, having been duly notified, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Gillespie County Fair Board of Stewards on 08/13/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Sanchez accepted a fine of five-hundred dollars ($500.00) and a suspension of his Texas Racing Commission license(s) for fifteen (15) days beginning on 08/17/2017 through 08/31/2017, and a purse redistribution. On 07/15/2017, Owner-Trainer, Rodolfo Sanchez, raced the horse, "MISTER STICK N PICK", the First place finisher in the 12th race at Gillespie County Fair. A post-race urine sample, labeled GC071634, collected from this horse was found to contain a Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol at a concentration of 571 +/- 11.8 pg/ml.

During the term of this suspension, Owner-Trainer, Rodolfo Sanchez, is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of any horse owned or trained by Mr. Sanchez is denied, pending sale or transfer to a party approved by the Board of Stewards.

(1st violation in this classification within the past 365 days.)

The horse, "MISTER STICK N PICK", is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced with the purse for the 12th Race at Gillespie County Fair on 07/15/2017 to be redistributed as follows:

1. SAN PAT CORONA 2. MS PRIZE ZOOM 3. BD GLORY 4. MISSION TO PURCELL 5. SR SNOW MAMA 7. CORONAS EASY JET Unplaced: MISTER STICK N PICK

Scratched: SR MOON ME FRIST Scratched: QUICK TO PARTY Scratched: LADY ZZ

Name: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-37 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/19/2017 Suspension End: 8/23/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, who rode Caribou Club in the eighth race at Del Mar Race Track on August 12, 2017, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (August 19, 20, 23, 2017) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference entering the stretch. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding) – Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: JUSTIN T SHEPHERD Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17090 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Justin Shepherd, having refused to provide a urine sample for analysis, is hereby suspended. Shepherd's action calls into question the integrity of pari-mutuel horse racing, public welfare, health and safety. Furthermore, this case is referred to the Commission for Shepherd to show cause why he refused to provide a sample. During his suspension Jockey Shepherd is denied privileges of the grounds of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.C.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0155 F. H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing) 7897.0110 (Use of Drugs and Alcohol) Subp. 1.-Drugs 7897.0150 (Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures) Subp. 1.A.--Stewards' Meetings.

Name: RICARDO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-123 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Ricardo Ramirez, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 11, 2017, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “JESSE JRS TAMBIEN”, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from third place to 8th place, in the 8th race on August 6, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Ricardo Ramirez, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):

Name: ELPIDIO JR LUNA Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Gillespie County Fairground
Ruling Number: GCF642 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Elpidio Luna Jr., having been duly noticed, waived hearing and his right to appeal, is hereby fined one hundred (100.00) dollars by the Gillespie County Fair Board of Stewards for failure to secure a rider commitment from Jockey Juan Francisco Garcia Jr to ride the horse "KATNIS" in the seventh (7th) Race at Gillespie County Fair on 08/12/17 necessitating a late program rider change.

First Violation in 365 days.

Name: DUSTIN DANIEL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-125 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom DUSTIN DANIEL HERNANDEZ, is hereby summarily suspended for refusing to submit to a drug test as requested by Ruidoso Downs Security on August 10, 2017. Furthermore, DUSTIN DANIEL HERNANDEZ was excluded from Ruidoso Downs for his conduct.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue DUSTIN DANIEL HERNANDEZ the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately August 13, 2017.

During said time of applicable suspension DUSTIN DANIEL HERNANDEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing August 20, 2017@9:00 a.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346) , per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion.

Licensee is found in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension 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”. 16.47.1.17 (C)(6) Human Drug Testing/ Restricted Activities It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee: refuses to submit to urine or drug testing, when notified that such testing is based on a random drug testing procedure, is based on reasonable suspicion that the person is using drugs or alcohol or is based on the licensee's acting as if in an impaired condition. 15.2.2.8(V)(1) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association shall immediately eject from the association grounds a person who is subject to such an exclusion order of the commission or stewards and notify the commission of the ejection. 15.2.2.8(V)(2) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association may eject or exclude a person for any lawful reason. An association shall immediately notify the stewards and the commission in writing of any person ejected or excluded by the association and the reasons for the ejection or exclusion.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 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)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters. The stewards shall have authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. 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: Steve O. Austin Ruling Date: 8/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #17-0080 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer: Steven O. Austin (D.O.B. 1/8/1969)

You are hereby suspended pending your appearance before the Board of Stewards for your formal ejection from a location under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (The Thoroughbred Center) that occurred on August 10, 2017.

810 KAR 1:025 Section 14, subsection (h)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: TYRONE SHAW Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17089 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Assistant Trainer license issued to Tyrone Shaw is hereby rescinded without prejudice as he is no longer employed in that capacity.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0135 D. (Dual Licensing) 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority

Name: CHARLES DUKE SHULTS Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-119 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer C. Duke Shults having telephonically waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 6, 2017, for failing to have the owner licensed for entry “THE HITT MAN”, which resulted in a late scratch from the 5th race on July 28, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed C. Duke Shults a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 12, 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: 15.2.5.12(X) Horse ineligible Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):

Name: CHARLES SCOTT TREECE Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-33 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer CHUCK TREECE is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) for violation of CHRB rule #1617 (Improper Claim for Allowance-entered horse for the wrong claiming price) at Del Mar Race Track on August 9, 2017.
Name: Kent Desormeaux Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-34 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 8/23/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey KENT DESORMEAUX, who rode Moonless Sky in the seventh race at Del Mar Race Track on August 11, 2017, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (August 18, 19, and 20, 2017) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference in the stretch. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: Kent Desormeaux Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-34-MOD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 8/23/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-DMR-34 - Modified Ruling Jockey KENT DESORMEAUX, who rode Moonless Sky in the seventh race at Del Mar Race Track on August 11, 2017, is suspended for FOUR (4) racing days (August 18,19, 20 and 23, 2017) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference in the stretch. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding – second offense in last sixty days) Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: DEBORAH LEA BROWNRIGG Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-63 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Assistant Trainer Deborah Brownrigg having waived her right to a ten day notice and formal hearing on August 11, 2017 concerning a security citation for having a dog on the backside is found in violation of Commission rules.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 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”

This ruling is written in accordance with: 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.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Deborah Brownrigg a penalty in the amount of Twenty Five dollars ($25.00). This fine is to be paid on or before September 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.

Name: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-35 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey DRAYDEN VAN DYKE is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(B)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense in the last sixty days), during the fourth race at Del Mar Race Track on August 11, 2017 (last offense on July 1, 2017).
Name: DEVAN EDWARD EWELL Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-123 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Devan Ewell has been restored to good standing as of 8/12/2017 by order of the West Virginia Racing Commission having complied with conditions set forth in Ruling 188 dated October 14, 2015
Name: DALE RICHARD HAGLUND Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17088 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Dale Haglund appeared telephonically before the stewards on August 12, 2017, requesting to restore his owner/trainer license. The owner/trainer license of Dale Haglund is hereby restored without prejudice.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7877.0135 (Dual Licensing)

Name: JUAN DE DIOS ACOSTA Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-124 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: J. D. Acosta is hereby fined $100.00 for being over his reported weight on Thursday August 10, 2017 for the eighth race.
Name: DEBRA LOU BROWN Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-62 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: This ruling is done in error. The security citation had the wrong persons name on it and no license #.
Name: ROIMES SAID CHIRINOS Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/20/2017 Suspension End: 8/26/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, Roimes Chirinos, having been summoned and having appeared before Board of Stewards on August 12, 2017, for careless riding during the running of the 2nd race on August 11, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs , while aboard “Shesa Prowler” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from third place to fifth place.. (drifted in down the lane under right hand whip pushing #4 into the path of #8 causing him to check and lose position .)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Roimes Chirinos a suspension of 3 race days (August 20,25,26, 2017 ) Roimes Chirinos is allowed to ride designated races.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

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

Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-64 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Andres S. Gonzalez, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on Aug. 11, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Flunixin (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 27456 taken from the horse “Simply La Jolla” following the 8th race, on July 28, 2017 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 25.1 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 20.0 ng/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Andres S. Gonzalez.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(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".

For this 1st Class 4C-Minor medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Andres S. Gonzalez a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($250.00) Two hundred and fifty dollar fine to be paid on or before Sep. 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: JOE DAN COOKE Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-122 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DVM Joe Cooke having been duly notified and having appeared with attorney Gary C. Mitchell before the Board of Stewards on August 11, 2017, concerning a hearing that was continued at the request of Gary C. Mitchell from July 27, 2017. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for the confirmed positive for the drug “Xylazine” (drug class 3, penalty B) detected in the blood of horse “Tizpat”(Test Sample NM23753), who finished 1st place in the 8th race on January, 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

Mitigating Circumstances: Dr. Cooke has had no previous violations. Aggravating circumstances:

        1. Test Sample NM23753 was confirmed positive by UC Davis for the drug “Xylazine” at a level of 800 pg/ml, which was above the allowable limit of 200 pg/ml.
        2. Dr. Cooke testified that he did administer a shot four hours prior to post time to the horse “Tizpat”.
        3. Dr. Cooke testified that veterinarian technicians pre-draw syringes prior to the start of that day.
        4. Dr. Cooke testified that he could not recall the name of the technician that drew up the syringes on that day.
        5. Dr. Cooke testified that he did not know the exact amount of liquid in the syringe that he administered to “Tizpat” four hours prior to the race.
        6. Test Sample NM23753 was tested for the drug “furosemide /lasix” by UC Davis and failed to confirm the present of the drug “furosemide /lasix”.
        7. Dr. Clements testified that Xylazine is a fast acting drug that lasts up to 1.5 to 4 hours.

After considering the aggravating circumstances, the Board of Stewards assess Joe Cooke a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500) and is ordered to make restitution for the loss of purse money to owner Fred Danley in the amount of six thousand three hundred and sixty dollars ($6,360). The fine and restitution is to be paid on or before September 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine and restitution within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of 15.2.6.8 (B) (7) Veterinary Practices Treatment Restrictions / 15.2.6.8 (B) (8) Veterinary Practices Treatment Restrictions 15.2.6.8 (B) (9) Veterinary Practices Treatment Restrictions /15.2.6.9 (C) (1) MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS /15.2.6.9 (C) (3) MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9 (D) (3) Furosemide This ruling is written in accordance with:16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC: Conduct Detrimental to Horse Racing/15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Martin Roldan Ortiz Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-#30 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2017 Suspension End: 8/17/2017
Ruling Text: Suspended pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards.
Name: JUVENAL LICONA-VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2641 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 9/1/2017
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, having been duly notified, waived his right to a formal hearing and right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 08/12/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Licona-Vazquez accepted a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) and a suspension of his Texas Racing Commission license for fifteen days, beginning on 08/18/2017 through 09/01/2017. On 06/30/2017, Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, raced the horse, "SV HONEYS SUCCESS," the 1st place finisher in 4th race at Retama Park. A post-race urine sample, labeled RP043308, collected from this horse contained the Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @ 671.9+/-10.9 pg/ml.

This case is one of five positive tests incurred by Mr. Licona-Vazquez between 06/30/2017 and 07/07/2017. (See also RETA2642, RETA2643, RETA2644, RETA2645). However, Mr. Licona-Vazquez did not have notice of any positives until 07/08/2017, therefore all five positives will be considered first offenses and the suspensions incurred will be served concurrently.

During the term of this suspension, Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of any horse owned or trained by Mr. Licona-Vazquez is denied, pending sale or transfer to a party approved by the Board of Stewards.

The horse "SV HONEY SUCCESS" is hereby disqualified, declared unplaced, and the purse is ordered redistributed in Race 4 at Retama Park on 06/30/2017, in accordance with the following official order of finish:

1. Tomato 2. Miss Midnight Hawk 3. Amazing 101 4. Marivari

Unplaced: "SV HONEY SUCCESS"

Name: JUVENAL LICONA-VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2642 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 9/1/2017
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Juvenal Licona-Vazquez was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal.

Mr. Licona-Vazquez is hereby fined five ($500) hundred dollars and suspended for 15 days (8/18/17 through 9/1/17) because a post-race urine sample taken from his horse "Susies Country," that won the 3rd race at Retama Park on 6/30/17 contained the Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @ 194.3 +/- 9.9 pg/ml. (Sample #RP043306). First violation within 365 days.

During the term of this suspension, Mr. Licona-Vazquez is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Licona-Vazquez are denied entry, pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

The horse, "Susies Country," is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the 3rd race at Retama Park on 6/30/17. The purse is ordered redistributed as follows:

1. (1) Trentons Super Chick 2. (3) Facebook Stalker 3. (7) JMF Dashing Man 4. (6) JRA Classy Lady 5. (2) Killers Corona 6. (4) Iam American Special Unplaced: (5) Susies Country.

Name: JUVENAL LICONA-VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2643 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 9/1/2017
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, having been duly notified, waived his right to a formal hearing and right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 08/12/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Licona-Vazquez accepted a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) and a suspension of his Texas Racing Commission license for fifteen days, beginning on 08/18/2017 through 09/01/2017. On 07/01/2017, Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, raced the horse, "DASHIN RED CAT", the 1st place finisher in 9th race at Retama Park. A post-race urine sample, labeled RP043342, collected from this horse contained the class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @157+/-14.8 pg/ml.

This case is one of five positive tests incurred by Mr. Licona-Vazquez between 06/30/2017 and 07/07/2017. (See rulings RETA2644, RETA2645, RETA2642, RETA2641). However, Mr. Licona-Vazquez did not have notice of any positives until 07/08/2017, therefore all five positives will be considered first offenses and the suspensions incurred will be served concurrently.

During the term of this suspension, Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of any horse owned or trained by Mr. Licona-Vazquez is denied, pending sale or transfer to a party approved by the Board of Stewards.

The horse "DASHIN RED CAT" is hereby disqualified, declared unplaced, and the purse is ordered redistributed in Race 9 at Retama Park on 07/01/2017, in accordance with the following official order of finish:

1. Tacky Lil Groundhog 2. Coronarita Blue 3. Moon Dash Cartel 4. Hustling Coronas 5. Shades of Gray 6. Ivory N Ashes 7. Tempting Feefee 8. Channing 9. Down N Cruzin

Unplaced: "DASHIN RED CAT"

Name: JUVENAL LICONA-VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2644 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 9/1/2017
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Juvenal Licona-Vazquez was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 8/12/17.

Mr. Licona-Vazquez is hereby fined five hundred ($500) dollars and suspended for fifteen days (8/18/17 through 9/1/17) because a post race urine sample taken from his horse ,"Earle P," that finished second in the 6th race at Retama Park on 6/30/17 contained the Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @ 355.9 +/- 9.1 pg/ml. (Sample #RP043313).

This case is one of five positives incurred by Mr. Licona-Vazquez between 6/30/17 and 7/7/17. (See also RETA2645, RETA2643, RETA2642 and RETA2641). Mr. Licona-Vazquez did not have notice of any positives until the morning of 7/8/17, therefore all five positives will be considered first offenses and the suspensions incurred will be served concurrently.

During the term of this suspension, Mr. Licona-Vazquez is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Licona-Vazquez are denied entry, pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

The horse, "Earle P," is hereby disqualified form the 6th race at Retama Park on 6/30/17, and declared unplaced. The purse is ordered redistributed as follows: 1. (1) Peyton Sawyer 2. (5) Sol Mecheemupjess 3. (2) Eyes Your Date 4. (3) Wrongsideoftracks 5. (4) Gimmeahifive Unplaced: (6) Earle P.

Name: JUVENAL LICONA-VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2645 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 9/1/2017
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona -Vazquez, having been duly notified, waived his right to a formal hearing and right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 08/12/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Vazquez accepted a fine of two thousand dollars ($2000.00) and a suspension of his Texas Racing Commission license(s) for fifteen days, beginning on 08/18/2017 through 09/01/2017. On 07/07/2017, Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, raced the horse, "CHARM THE CHIEF", the 1st place finisher in 3rd race at Retama Park. A post-race urine sample, labeled RP043351, collected from this horse contained the Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @173+/-25 pg/ml.

This case is one of five positive tests incurred by Mr. Licona-Vazquez between 06/30/2017 and 07/07/2017. (See also RETA2644, RETA2643, RETA2642, RETA2641). Therefore the fine for this positive is enhanced due to the aggravating circumstance of five Class 3B positives in such a short time. However, Mr. Licona-Vazquez did not have notice of any positives until 07/08/2017, so all five positives will be considered first offenses and the suspensions incurred will be served concurrently.

During the term of this suspension, Owner-Trainer, Juvenal Licona-Vazquez, is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of any horse owned or trained by Mr. Licona- Vazquez is denied, pending sale or transfer to a party approved by the Board of Stewards.

The horse "CHARM THE CHIEF" is hereby disqualified, declared unplaced, and the purse is ordered redistributed in Race 3rd at Retama Park on 07/07/2017, in accordance with the following official order of finish: 1. Good Ole Country 2. Jake James 3. Mafia Style 4. Dirt Track Man 5. Shoot For Glory Dash Unplaced: "CHARM THE CHIEF"

Name: JUVENAL LICONA-VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2646 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/2/2017 Suspension End: 10/1/2017
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Juvenal Licona-Vazquez was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 8/12/17.

Mr. Licona-Vazquez is hereby fined one thousand ($1000) dollars and suspended for thirty days (9/2/17 through 10/1/17) because a post-race urine sample taken from his horse, "Jo Chrome," that won the 7th race at Retama Park on 7/8/17 contained the Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @ 238 +/- 15 pg/ml. (Sample #RP043382). Second violation within 365 days.

During the term of this suspension, Mr. Licona-Vazquez is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Licona-Vazquez are denied entry pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

The horse, "Jo Chrome," is hereby disqualified from the 7th race at Retama Park on 7/8/17 and declared unplaced. The purse is ordered redistributed as follows:

1. (2) Cartel Del Rey 2. (7) DM Mighty La Jolla 3. (3) Scarface Cartel 4. (5) Tres Seis Fortune 5. (4) Jesstempting 6. (6) Royal Blue Jess Unplaced: (1) Jo Chrome.

Name: Alejandro Almazan Hernandez Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2017-EGP-#31 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2017 Suspension End: 8/17/2017
Ruling Text: Suspended pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards.
Name: GABRIELLA CAMACHO Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-66 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Gabriella Camacho, having been duly notified and having waived her right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing through her trainer Andres S. Gonzalez, before the Board Of Stewards on Aug. 11, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Flunixin (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 27456 taken from the horse “Simply La Jolla” following the 8th race, on July 28, 2017 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 25.1 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 20.0 ng/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Andres S. Gonzalez.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(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".

For this FIRST Class 4C-Minor medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Gabriella Camacho a penalty as follows:

        1. A WARNING in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC

This ruling is written in accordance with: 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. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: FAUSTINO ELOY CARRETTE Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-65 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: Owner license issued to Faustino Eloy Carrette Jr. is hereby rescinded. He no longer owns a Race horse And has no papers on file as an owner.

Narrative The correct spelling for the licensee is Faustino Eloy Carrete Jr.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: JUAN CARLOS VILLANUE RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-120 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/18/2017 Suspension End: 8/20/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, J C Villanueva, having been summoned and having appeared before Board of Stewards on August 6, 2017, for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on August 4, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs , while aboard “Princess Hero” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from third place and unplaced. (drifed into the path of the 4, causing the 4 horse to clip heels and unseat its rider.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess J C Villanueva a suspension of 3 race days (August 18,19,20, 2017 ) J C Villanueva is allowed to ride designated races.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JAMES D EILERS Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17086 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/11/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Assistant Starter James D. Eilers, having provided a sample for analysis which was not consistent with human urine, color or odor, is hereby suspended.

Eilers' action calls into question the integrity of pari-mutuel horse racing, public welfare, health and safety.

Furthermore, this case is referred to the Commission for Eilers to show cause for refusing to do so.

During his suspension Assistant Starter Eilers is denied privileges of the grounds of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.C.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0155 F. H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing) 7897.0110 (Use of Drugs and Alcohol) Subp. 1.-Drugs 7897.0150 (Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures) Subp. 1.A.--Stewards' Meetings.

Name: CHARLES W ENGLE Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-122 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Charles W. Engle's license has been summarily suspended as of August 11, 2017 pending the outcome of a Board of Stewards hearing.
Name: JUAN MIGUEL OCHOA Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-32 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey JUAN OCHOA is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in the last sixty days), during the third race at Del Mar Race Track on August 10, 2017.
Name: Jorge Garfias Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Wyoming Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WYO-14 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No. #17-0015
In the Disciplinary Matter of Jorge Garfias WPMC#17-0480 – Assistant Trainer

Upon report for the Licensing Administrator, Assistant Trainer Jorge Garfias failed to accurately complete the license application. Therefore he was in violation of Chapter 7 Section 1 (viii) Falsifying a license application.

On August 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. an informal hearing was held, regarding the alleged violation. The Wyoming Board of Stewards heard testimony and mitigating circumstances and recommended the following penalties: Jorge Garfias WPMC#17-0408 hereby fined fifty dollars (50.00) for the violation to be paid within forty-eight hours of notice. Jorge Garfias WPMC#17-0408 agreed to the terms of the ruling, and is hereby ordered to amend his 2017 WPMC license application.

Wyoming Downs Board of Stewards: Bill Brown/ Tom Davis/ Pat Mackey

Name: BRIAN ANDREW BROCK Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17085 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Owner and Assistant Trainer licenses issued to Brian Brock are hereby rescinded without prejudice as he is no longer employed in those capacities.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0135 D. (Dual Licensing) 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority

Name: CYNTHIA G GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Cynthia G. Gonzalez, having been duly notified and having waived her right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on Aug. 11, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Flunixin (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 27466 taken from the horse “The Downsize” following the 6th race, on July 29, 2017 at The Downs at Albuquerque. The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 50.4 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 20.0 ng/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Cynthia G. Gonzalez. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(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".

For this FIRST Class 4C-Minor medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Cynthia G. Gonzalez a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($500.00) FIVE hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before Sep. 11, 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: ANDRE BROOKS Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2640 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner- Trainer Andre Brooks was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 8/11/17.

Mr. Brooks is hereby fined fifty ($50) dollars because he issued check # 1017 to the Texas Racing Commission in the amount of $500 dollars in payment of a fine, and the check was returned for insufficient funds.

Mr. Brooks has made restitution for check #1017.

Name: JUAN QUINTANA GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-58 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/25/2017 Suspension End: 10/9/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Quintana-Gutierrez having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards August 11, 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 at 256 pg/ml in the horse “Fox in the House” (Test Sample #: NM14225), who finished in 2nd place in the 9th race on July 21, 2015, at SunRay Park in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Juan Quintana-Gutierrez. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(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(C)(3) At the time the concentration of Clenbuterol allowed was 140 pg/ml to appear in any official sample.

For Juan Quintana-Gutierrez’s 1st Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting Sep. 25, 2017, through Oct. 9, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred fifty dollar fine to paid on or before Sep 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f)(g)(j) 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 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. 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES

Name: LUIS ALBERTO CANCHARI Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17079 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/16/2017 Suspension End: 11/13/2017
Ruling Text: Having been noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared with counsel before the Board of Stewards at Canterbury Park on July 28 and August 4, 2017, Trainer Luis Canchari is hereby suspended 90 days, Wednesday, August 16 through Monday, November 13, 2017 and assessed a civil penalty of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for a Class 1, Category A medication violation (Methamphetamine). This is the maximum Minnesota statutory and rule authority of the Board of Stewards, and the matter is referred to the Minnesota Racing Commission for any further action deemed necessary. Under Minnesota Racing Commission Rule 7897.0130 Subp. 2 and 4, this finding is a per se serious violation which calls into question the integrity of pari-mutuel horse racing, public welfare, health or safety.

On June 2, 2017, Industrial Laboratories reported the finding of methamphetamine in excess of the level of detection in serum and urine in Sample No. E238243 taken from Carson's Storm, 1st-place finisher in the 8th Race on May 20, 2017 at Canterbury Park. Split serum and urine samples were sent to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory ("TVMDL") for confirmation and chiral analysis. On July 7, 2017, a letter was received from the TVMDL confirming the presence of D-methamphetamine in the split serum and urine samples, an Association of Racing Commissioners ("ARCI") International Class 1, Penalty Category A, medication violation. In an amended positive letter dated July 31, 2017, TVMDL explained the methodology used to identify the positive finding.

The Board of Stewards did not find that Mr. Canchari offered substantial evidence that neither he nor any employee or agent was responsible for the administration of the medication required to overcome the presumption outlined in Minnesota Racing Commission Rule 7877.0170 Subp. 2.C.(3)

This is Mr. Canchari's second lifetime Class 1, Category A medication violation (see Minnesota Racing Commission Ruling C14021, dated June 26, 2014).

During the term of the suspension, Trainer Luis Canchari is denied privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission. Further, all horses owned and/or trained by Mr. Canchari are ineligible for entry pending sale and/or transfer approved by the stewards.

Carson's Storm is hereby disqualified from first and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish for the 8th Race on May 20, 2017 at Canterbury Park is as follows: 1st--#7 Gumshoe, 2nd--#1 He Gotta Go, 3rd--#4 The Checotah Kid, 4th--#2 Kilroy, 5th--#5 Act Your Wage, and 6th--#3 So Random. The Horseperson's Bookkeeper is directed to make necessary changes to payment of purses for the subject race. If Carson's Storm's share of the purse has been paid, it is hereby ordered returned to the Horseperson's Bookkeeper.

Minnesota Rules:

7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority 7869.0200 (Incorporation by Reference) Subp. 2.C.-Association of Racing Commissioners International 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees) Subp. 2.C.-Trainer 7892.0150 (Purses) Subp. 1-Purse may be redistributed; Subp. 2.A.B.C.D.-Determination of purse redistribution 7890.0110 (Medications and Practices Prohibited) Subp. 1.-Administration 7890.0130 (Findings of Chemist) Subp. 1.-Prima facie evidence 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 1.2.3.4.5. -Imposition of fines, categories, amount, etc. 7897.0150 (Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures) Subp. 2.A.B.C.-Penalties imposed by stewards 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours)

Name: Peter Miller Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-31 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer PETER MILLER, who started the horse BANZE NO OESTE, first place finisher in the first race at Santa Anita Park on April 22, 2017 is fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1887 (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances – ISOFLUPREDONE (265 pg/ml) permitted level (100 pg/ml).
Name: DARIUS THORPE Ruling Date: 8/11/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-125 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Darius Thorpe is fined $100.00 for being over his reported weight on Friday August 11, 2017 for the 5th race.
Name: Oscar Cervantes Ruling Date: 8/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Wyoming Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WYO-13 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 350 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No. #17-0014
In the Disciplinary Matter of Oscar Cervantes WPMC#17-0014 Jockey

During the running of Race 6, Sunday August 6, 2017, Jockey Oscar Cervantes was observed touching another jockey with his crop.

This action is in direct violation of WPMC Rules, Chapter 8, Section 15, Subsection (e), which states: “During a race no jockey shall willfully strike, strike at, or touch another jockey, or another jockey’s horse or equipment for the purpose of interfering with that horse or jockey.

For this violation Jockey Oscar Cervantes is hereby fined the sum of $350.00.

Per WPMC Rule: Chapter 5, Section 1, Subsection (0): All fines are due and payable to the WPMC within 48 hours of imposition.

Wyoming Downs Board of Stewards: Bill Brown / Tom Davis / Pat Mackey

Name: SANTIAGO JOSE GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/10/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2017-DMR-30 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey SANTIAGO GONZALEZ is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in the last sixty days), during the seventh race at Del Mar Race Track on August 9, 2017.
Name: RUBEN MATA Ruling Date: 8/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17084 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/10/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom-Hotwalker Ruben Mata, having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards in response to a formal notice of hearing, is hereby suspended. Mata is denied privileges of the grounds of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7897.0150 (Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures) Subp. 1.E. - Failed to appear for stewards' hearing

Name: Larren Stephen Delorme Ruling Date: 8/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17082 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Larren Delorme appeared before the Board of Stewards at Canterbury Park on August 10, 2017 in response to a hearing notice dated August 5, 2017. The license of Jockey Larren Delorme is determined to be in good standing. The summary suspension issued in Minnesota Racing Commission Ruling C17081 is hereby lifted and full privileges of Larren Delorme's Jockey license are restored.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.C.-General authority of stewards.

Name: HEATHER RENEE HUNTER Ruling Date: 8/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17083 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/10/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom-Hotwalker Heather Hunter, having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards in response to a formal notice of hearing, is hereby suspended. Hunter is denied privileges of the grounds of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7897.0150 (Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures) Subp. 1.E. - Failed to appear for stewards' hearing

Name: Jose A. Guerrero Ruling Date: 8/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22356 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/15/2017 Suspension End: 8/21/2017
Ruling Text:
Suspended 7 calendar days August 15, 2017 through August 21, 2017 for careless riding during the running of race 4, August 4, 2017 at Evangeline Downs. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: ROBERTO MORALES Ruling Date: 8/16/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22355 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/2017 Suspension End: 8/19/2017
Ruling Text:
Suspended seven calendar days August 13, 2017 through August 19, 2017 inclusive, for careless riding during the running of race 8, August 3, 2017, at Evangeline Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount Wabash Cannonball from first to second place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
 
Name: Cecily Alexandra Evans Ruling Date: 8/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17075 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Cecily Evans is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking her mount Copper Munn more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 5th race at Canterbury Park on August 3, 2017 (2nd riding crop rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. - Use of the riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: Issac Alvarado Rivera Ruling Date: 8/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2639 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/4/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Isaac Alvarado Rivera was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 8/4/17.

Mr. Rivera is hereby suspended for at least six months beginning on 8/4/17, because he admitted to the recent use of Marijuana.

Reinstatement is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the Texas Racing Commission Medical Review Officer, submission of a negative urine sample and compliance with any rehabilitation, aftercare or further testing required.

During the term of this suspension, Mr. Rivera is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.

First violation.

Name: Brooksie G. Mills Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22354 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Declared ineligible for licensure and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of his debt ($1222.) to Back Stretch Surgery and Medicine as per Court Ordered Judgment issued July 27, 2017 by Justice of the Peace,Ward 4, District 6, Bossier Parish, LA., plus interest and court costs of $125.
Name: Larren Stephen Delorme Ruling Date: 8/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17081 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2017 Suspension End: 8/10/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey Larren Delorme is hereby summarily suspended, pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards, in order to protect public safety, health and welfare as his conduct may be in violation of statute and/or rules of the Minnesota Racing Commission and may adversely affect the integrity of horse racing.

During the summary suspension, Jockey Larren Delorme is denied privileges of the grounds of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0155 A.F.H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing) 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1. A.C.E.-General authority of stewards. 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 7.-Cooperation with security officers. 7897.0110 (Use of Drugs and Alcohol) Subp. 1.-Drugs. 7897.0120 (Disciplinary Sanctions) Subp. 1.-Licenses; Subp. 2.-Exclusion from racetrack.

Name: FRUCTUOSO M HUITRON Ruling Date: 8/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2638 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Fructuoso Huitron, was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 8/8/17.

Mr. Huitron is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because he failed to have the registration certificate for the horse, "Whos Tempting Who," on file with the Racing Secretary at the proper time for the 11th race at Retama Park on 7/14/17.

Name: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 8/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17033 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 Gerald Longo who drove #1 " BESTINTHEBUSINESS " finishing 2nd in the tenth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on August 1, 2017 is hereby fined the sum of one (1) hundred dollars for violation of the Driving Rules - Whipping

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (1) - Whipping

Name: JOSEPH G. KING Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22352 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Declared ineligible for licensure and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of his debt ($3142) to Equi-Vet, LLC.
Name: PRESTON J ADAMS Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22353 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Declared ineligible for licensure and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of his debt ($4338) to Back Stretch Surgery and Medicine as per Court Ordered Judgment issued July 27, 2017 by Justice of the Peace,Ward 4, District 6, Bossier Parish, LA., plus interest and court costs of $125.
Name: BERNARDO CAMPOS Ruling Date: 8/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2017-GP-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 700 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017023222 - F.S. 550-2415 - VIOLATION - FLUNIXIN, PHENYLBUTAZONE, METHOCARBAMOL.
Name: BERNARDO CAMPOS Ruling Date: 8/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2017-GP-20 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 350 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017025694 - F.S. 550.2415 - VIOLATION - METHOCARBAMOL.
Name: JAMIE C PASTOR Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22350 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol (2.266ng/ml), reported in post-race blood sample taken from “O My Gigi”, winner of race 2, July 12, 2017 at Louisiana Downs. Trainer waived her right to testing of the split sample and a stewards hearing. Trainer fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
 
Name: ROSHUN TRIGG Ruling Date: 8/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174081 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER ROSHUN TRIGG IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR FAILURE TO HAVE #2 SAGEBRUSH SHARP IN THE PADDOCK AT THE DESIGNATED DEADLINE FOR THE FIRST RACE ON 5 AUGUST 2017 RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH. IRB RULE 1313.70 A (LATE TO PADDOCK RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH)
Name: CINDY MARIE APPLEGATE Ruling Date: 8/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17080 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Cindy Applegate, having waived her rights to a split-sample test and a formal hearing, is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for a medication violation. A certificate of analysis received from Industrial Laboratories dated August 3, 2017, reported the finding of Phenylbutazone at a concentration of 3.56 +/- 0.38 mcg/mL in serum in Sample No. E240865 taken from Heart of the Run, 1st-place finisher in the 6th Race on July 22, 2017 at Canterbury Park.

This is the trainer's first medication violation on record.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees) Subp. 2.C(3) and (4) (Trainer Responsibility) 7890.0100 (Horse Medication - Definitions) Subp. 13.A(1)(a) - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 7897.0150 (Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures) Subp. 2.A.B.C. - Penalties imposed by stewards

Name: KYLE HUSTED Ruling Date: 8/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174082 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER KYLE HUSTED IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR EXCESSIVE WHIPPING (ARM RAISED ABOVE SHOULDER) IN STRETCH-- (FIRST OFFENSE) WHILE DRIVING #8 MCCEDES IN THE NINTH RACE ON 4 AUGUST 2017. IRB RULE 1318.90 E , F
Name: JULIA JONES Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 173010 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE TEMPORARY LICENSE ISSUED TO OWNER JULIA JONES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AS SHE HAS FAILED TO PRODUCE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE TEMPORARY LICENSE ISSUED. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1402.120
Name: WINSTON D EDWARDS Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 58-2017 DE Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/5/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 58-2017

Groom Winston Edwards, RCI Id 1830744, DOB 6/28/1965, is suspended indefinitely for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Marijuana) on August 5, 2017. It is further ordered that to receive consideration for reinstatement, Mr. Edwards shall be required to successfully complete such a rehabilitation program as required by the Stewards. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.17.1, 21.0, 21.1.1 and 3.4.

Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2637 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/15/2017 Suspension End: 10/14/2017
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Javier Contreras was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 8/4/17.

Mr. Contereas is hereby fined one thousand dollars ($1000) and suspended for thirty days (9/15/17 through 10/14/17) in absentia, because a post - race urine sample taken from his horse, "Shades of Gray," that won the 3rd race at Retama Park on 6/16/17, contained the Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @ 223 +/- 11 pg/ml. (Sample # RP043222). Second Class 3B violation within 365 days.

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

The horse, "Shades of Gray," is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the 3rd race, a trial race for the Sires' Cup Futurity, on 6/16/17. "Shades of Gray" is also disqualified and declared unplaced in the Sires' Cup Futurity Finals, race 9 on 7/1/17 at Retama Park. Both purses are ordered redistributed as follows:

Race 3 at Retama Park 6/16/17: 1. (2) Ivory N Ashes 2. (8) Hustling Coronas 3. (4) Coronarita Blue 4. (6) Down N Cruzin 5. (5) Tempting Feefee 6. (7) Git On Down Unplaced (3) Shades Of Gray.

Race 9 at Retama Park on 7/1/17: 1. (10) Dashin Red Cat 2. (8) Tacky Lil Groundhog 3. (1) Coronarita Blue 4. (2) Moon Dash Cartel 5. (9) Hustling Coronas 6. (4) Ivory N Ashes 7. (3) Tempting Feefee 8. (5) Channing 9. (6) Down N Cruzin Unplaced: (7) Shades of Gray.

Name: GAIL ALLEN Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 173011 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 510.70 (HORSES UNDER LIEN), NO HORSE OWNED, IN FULL OR IN PART, BY LICENSEE GAIL ALLEN MAY BE ENTERED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE. THIS RULING SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE EXISTING LIEN(S) AGAINST SAID HORSES IS(ARE) REMOVED, OR UNTIL THE LIEN HOLDER CONSENTS IN WRITING TO THE ENTRY OF SAID HORSES. IRB RULE NO. 510.70 IRB RULE NO. 1402.80
Name: RHONDA L THURMAN Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 173009 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE TRAINER'S LICENSE ISSUED TO RHONDA THURMAN IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREDUDICE AS SHE IS NO LONGER PARTICIPATING IN THAT CAPACITY. MS. THURMAN HAS BEEN ISSUED AN ASSISTANT TRAINER'S LICENSE FOR THE BALANCE OF 2017. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 1425.10
Name: RHONDA L THURMAN Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 173014 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 510.70 (HORSES UNDER LIEN), NO HORSE OWNED, IN FULL OR IN PART, BY LICENSEE RHONDA THURMAN MAY BE ENTERED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE. THIS RULING SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE EXISTING LIEN(S) AGAINST SAID HORSES IS (ARE) REMOVED, OR UNTIL THE LIEN HOLDER CONSENTS IN WRITING TO THE ENTRY OF SAID HORSES. IRB RULE NO. 510.70 IRB RULE NO. 1402.80
Name: KRISTINE MARY KAUFELD Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 171032 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMITTED PERMANENT APPLICATION AND FINGERPRINT RECIPROCITY) OWNER KRISTINE KAUFELD IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: MIKE JR. MEGARIZ Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-54 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Mike Megariz Jr. having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 5, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Pjs Gonna Ro” entered in the 8th race on August 4, 2017 at Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mike Megariz Jr.. a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 3, 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: PATTI A MACARI Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 173013 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 510.70 (HORSES UNDER LIEN) NO HORSE OWNED, IN FULL OR IN PART, BY LICENSEE PATTI MACARI MAY BE ENTERED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE. THIS RULING SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE EXISTING LIEN(S) AGAINST SAID HORSES IS (ARE) REMOVED, OR UNTIL THE LIEN HOLDER CONSENTS IN WRITING TO THE ENTRY OF SAID HORSES. IRB RULE NO. 510.70 IRB RULE NO. 1402.80
Name: FRANK C. RANDAZZO Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 173012 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE NO. 510.70 (HORSES UNDER LIEN), NO HORSE OWNED, IN FULL OR IN PART, BY LICENSEE FRANK RANDAZZO, JR. MAY BE ENTERED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE. THIS RULING SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE EXISTING LIEN(S) AGAINST SAID HORSES IS (ARE) REMOVED, OR UNTIL THE LIEN HOLDER CONSENTS IN WRITING TO THE ENTRY OF SAID HORSES. IRB RULE NO. 510.70 IRB RULE NO. 1402.80
Name: DIANE E SIMMONS Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Columbus
Ruling Number: -CLS-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Veterinarian, Dr. Diane Simmons having been properly notified of hearing and waived that right is hereby fined the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) for violation of Nebraska Racing Commission Rule 14.001.06 (Administered Banamine accidentally to the horse "SAMANATHA'S WILD" therefore necessitating a late scratch in the 1st race on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Columbus Race Track).

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

Name: JUAN JOSE BARIAIN Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 55-2017 DE Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 55-2017

Owner Juan Barian, DOB 3/18/1967, having appeared before the Board of Steward on Friday, August 4, 2017, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for working in the stable area without a Proper State License, also Mr. Barian is fined an additional One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for failure to obtain a car pass to enter the Stable Area. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.2, 2.6.1, 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.4 and 3.4.1.15.

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

Name: JUSTIN T SHEPHERD Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17077 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/4/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Justin Shepherd is hereby summarily suspended, pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards, in order to protect public safety, health and welfare as his conduct may be in violation of statute and/or rules of the Minnesota Racing Commission and may adversely affect the integrity of horse racing. During the summary suspension, Jockey Justin Shepherd is denied privileges of the grounds of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission. Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.C.-General authority of stewards; 7877.0155 H. (Conditions Precendent to Licensing); 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 2.-Violations of law; 7897.0120 (Disciplinary Sanctions) Subp. 1.-Licenses; Subp. 2.-Exclusion from racetrack; 7897.0150 (Disciplinary Procedures) Subp. 1.A.-Stewards' Meetings.
Name: FERNANDO ALONZO Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 171031 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS PONY PERSON FERNANDO ALONZO IS HEREBY ISSUED A PROBATIONARY LICENSE FOR THE BALANCE OF 2017.
Name: Carlos Alberto Saldivar Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2645 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/4/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Carlos Saldivar, having failed to pay the one-hundred ($100.00) dollar fine assessed in Ruling SHRP5074 by the due date of 07/02/2017, and the five-hundred ($500) dollar fine assessed in Ruling SHRP5082 by the due date of 07/06/2017 is hereby suspended beginning on 08/04/2017 by the Retama Park Board of Stewards pending payment.

During this suspension, Mr. Saldivar is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.

Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 8/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-111-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-RUI-111 - Appeal Submitted
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 8/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-111-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2017-RUI-111 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- See Attached District Court Stay.
Name: JOSE NINO GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3347 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: Upon being duly notified, Owner/Trainer Jose Garcia failed to appear before the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards on 08/03/17. Mr. Garcia failed to report the proper horses name to the clocker at Lone Star Park on 07/14/17 and is hereby fined one hundred dollars in absentia by the LSP board of Stewards.

First violation in a 365 day period.

Name: LAWRENCE EDWARD PERRY Ruling Date: 8/3/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-119 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On August 2, 2017, the Board of Stewards conducted a hearing to Owner/Trainer, Lawrence E. Perry, regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued July 28, 2017.

The Stewards hereby find the following:

The official blood sample #239279, taken on 7/6/17 was reported by Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory, to contain Triamcinolone Acetonide, which is a Class 4 drug, with a C Penalty, designation. The permissible threshold for Triamcinolone Acetonide is 100 pg/ml. Sample #239270 contained 185 pg/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for this drug. The sample was taken from the three (3) horse, "Midday castle", which ran in the first Race on July 6, 2017, finishing fifth.

Mr..Perry elected to not have a split sample tested.

Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 24.11.o., The Stewards are authorized to take disciplinary action against a permit holder for violating any provision of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule.

Pursuant to section 51.1.1a, of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule, 178 W.Va.C.S.R.1: “The trainer is the absolute insurer of and responsible for the condition of the horses he or she enters in an official workout or a race, regardless of the acts of third parties. If testing or analysis of urine, blood or other bodily substances or tissues prove positive showing the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or substance, the trainer of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined. In addition, the owner of the horse, the foreman in charge of the horse, the groom, and any other person shown to have had the care, attendance of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined.”

Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 49.4.a.2., a finding by a Racing 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. Prohibited substances included controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations as set forth in the Association of Racing Commissioners International Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, Version 2.1., contained in Table 178-1 F of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule.

Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, Table 178-1 F, the post-race threshold for Triamcinolone Acetonide is 100 pg/ml. Because the amount of Triamcinolone Acetonide in “Midday Castle” exceeded the acceptable threshold set forth in Table 178-1 F, Mr. Perry may be held responsible and his occupational permit disciplined pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, sections 49.a.1. and 51.1.a.

The Triamcinolone Acetonide positive in “Midday Castle” is Mr Perry’s first Offense for a medication/substance violation carrying a Category C penalty in a 365 day period.

The permit holder has accumulated 0 points under the multiple medication violation point system. Mr. Perry is assessed 1/2 point for this Triamcinolone Acetonide medication/substance violation pursuant to section 49.3.m. of 178 of W.Va.C.S.R.1. The Stewards determine the appropriate penalty for the underlying offense on a case by case basis by considering mitigating and aggravating factors. The following is an analysis of the factors set forth in section 49.1 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule:

Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1,section 24.11.o., The Stewards are authorized to take disciplinary action against a permit holder for violating any provision of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule.

Pursuant to section 51.1.la, of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule, 178 W.Va.C.S.R.1:"The trainer is the absolute insurer of and responsible for the condition of the horses he or she enters in an official workout or a race, regardless of the acts of third parties. If testing or analysis of urine, blood or other bodily substances or tissues prove positive showing the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or substance, the trainer of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined. In addition, the owner of the horse, the foreman in charge of the horse, the groom, and any other person shown to have had the care, attendance of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined."

Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1,section 49.4.a.2.,a finding by a Racing 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. Prohibited substances included controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations as set forth in the Association of Racing Commissioners International Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, Version 2.1., contained in Table 178-1 F of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule.

Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1,Table 178-1 F, the post-race threshold for Triamcinolone Acetonide is 100 pg/ml. Because the amount of Triamcinolone Acetonide in "Midday castle" exceeded the acceptable threshold set forth in Table 178-1 F, Mr.Perry may be held responsible and his occupational permit disciplined pursuant to 178 W. Va.C.S.R. 1,sections 49.a.1. and 51.1.a. The Triamcinolone Acetonlde positive in "Midday Castle" is Mr Perry's first Offense for a medication/substance violation carrying a category c penalty in a 365 day period.

The permit holder has accumulated 0 points under the multiple medication violation point system. Mr. Perry is assessed 1/2 point for this Triamcinolone Acetonide medication/substance violation pursuant to section 49.3.m. of 178 of W.Va.C.S.R.1. The Stewards determine the appropriate penalty for the underlying offense on a case by case basis by considering mitigating and aggravating factors. The following is an analysis of the factors set forth ·in section 49.1 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule:

        1. (Mitigating) The Permit holder's past record: no medication rule violations in 365 days.

2. (Mitigating) The potential of the drug to influence the horse's racing performance: Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 49.2.d, Class 4 drugs may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. This is a mitigating factor although it is always of concern to the Stewards when a horse tests in excess of a threshold set forth in the Thoroughbred Racing Rule inasmuch as such thresholds are designed to ensure that horses aren't racing under the effects of the medication; to allow a state veterinarian conducting a pre-race examination to have as clean a look at the horse as is possible to make sure that the horse does not have some condition that would cause it to harm itself if it races and to ensure the integrity of racing so that horse aren't racing under the effect of a medication that could affect performance.]

3. Mitigating) The legal availability of the drug: Triamcinolone Acetonide is legally available

4. Whether there is reason to believe the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug orintentional administered the drug: Midday Castle was being treated for medical reasons and the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug, Therefore this factor is considered in weighing the penalty in this case.

5. The steps taken by the trainer to safeguard the horse:s efforts were made by the trainer to ensure that the treatment of the horse with Triamcinolone Acetonlde was done within the withdrawal guidelines and dosing specifications set forth in 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1,Table 178-1F, so as to avoid a positive. There for this is a mitigating factor. 6. The probability of environmental contamination exposure due to human use: This factor is not applicable to this case. 7. The purse of the race: The races in question was a $5000 claiming with a $10,000 purse. The Stewards place no weight, either aggravating or mitigating, based upon the purse in this case. 8. Whether the drug found was one for which the drug was receiving a treatment as documented by the treating veterinarian licensed to practice In West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission: It was established the horse was being treated by a veterinarian with Triamcinolone acetonlde. Therefore, this factor is considered in weighing the penalty in this case. 9. Whether there was any suspicious betting pattern in the race: There is no evidence of a suspicious betting pattern in this case and therefore, this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case. 10. Whether the trainer was acting under the advice of a veterinarian licensed to practice in West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission: The horse was being treated with Triamcinolone Acetonide by a veterinarian. Therefore, this factor is considered in weighing the penalty in this case.

Based on the above, the Stewards hereby impose the following penalty for the underlying offense: Mr. Perry is fined $500.00 Dollars, and assigned 1/2 point for this violation. The horse, "Midday Castle" is disqualified from all purse money, with a redistribution of purse. Under the RCI Multiple Medication Violation, Mr Perry has accumulated 1point,

The horse Midday Castle is disqualified from all purse money, Re-Distribution is as following.

      1. Paying Dividens
      2. Funk Shui
      3. Mavis
      4. Lemon Lati S.Queenie Rules
6. Grand Offer

You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $100.00

Dated: August 3, 2017

Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 8/3/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-111 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Toby Keeton, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 3, 2017, concerning a hearing that was continued at the request of Mr. Keeton from July 21, 2017. The hearing was in regard to Toby Keeton’s failure to comply with the New Mexico Racing Commission Investigator and Commission Authorized Veterinarian, Dr. Chastain, for out of competition testing on June 22, 2017 at Ruidoso Downs.

MIDIGATING CICUMSTANCES: No specific horse was selected for out of competition testing AGGRIVATING CIRCUMSTANCES: Mr. Keeton was disrespectful to racing officials and failed to comply with their instructions.

After considering the AGGRIVATING CIRCUMSTANCES and MIDIGATING CICUMSTANCES, the Board of Stewards hereby access Toby Keeton :

    1. A penalty of a 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 13, 2017, through September 12, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(J)(1) Out of competition testing/ 15.2.6.9(J)(4) Out of competition testing /15.2.6.9(J)(5) Out of competition testing 15.2.6.9(J)(8) Out of competition testing /15.2.6.9(J)(9) Out of competition testing 16.47.1.8(E) Consent To Search and Seizure /16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT

This ruling is written in accordance with 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e)(i)(3) GROUNDS FOR DISAPLINARY MEASURES FOR A LICENSEEE AND REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE/ 15.2.6.9 J (7) (a)(b) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: KYLE HUSTED Ruling Date: 8/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174079 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOLLOWING THE FIFTH RACE AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE ON JULY 30, 2017 DRIVER KYLE HUSTED IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) FOR VIOLATION OF THE NON CONTINOUS HUB RAIL RULE (INSIDE PYLON. MR. HUSTED HAS BEEN WARNED REPEATEDLY THIS MEET FOR BEING INSIDE PYLONS THAT DID NOT RESULT IN ANY DISQUALIFICATIONS). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.180
Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 8/3/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-109 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr., having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 3, 2017, for Entering an ineligible horse, “WAGON DE SOTO”, which resulted in a late scratch in the 2nd race on July 21, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Martin Orona Sr. a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 3, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). 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 (E) HORSES INELIGIBLE: A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is wholly or partially owned by a disqualified person or a horse is under the direct or indirect.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)

Name: JEANNE M LEBLANC Ruling Date: 8/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22347 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (3.103ug/ml) reported in post-race blood sample taken from “Too Much Sauce” the winner of race 9, July 12, 2017, at Evangeline  Downs. Trainer waived her right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived her right to a steward’s hearing. Trainer fined $500 for a first ARCI category IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: DEDRICK JONES Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22348 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required workout resulting in the late scratch of “That’s Awe Mine” from race 5, August 2, 2017 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: BLAKE WILLIAM LAZENBY Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22349 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $325(owes $350).
Name: ERASMO GOMEZ HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22346 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (2.679ug/ml) reported in post-race blood sample taken from “RL Fun Patriot” the winner of race 6, June 30, 2017, at Delta Downs. Trainer waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. Trainer fined $1000 for a second ARCI category IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: JULIO CESAR CASTILLO-PENALOZA Ruling Date: 8/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17198PP 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. OWNER LICENSE #511149671 OF JULIO C. CASTILLO-PENALOZA IS RESCINDED UPON HIS REQUEST.
Name: LUCY ANN HOULE Ruling Date: 8/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17079PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse. ENTERING AN INELIGIBLE HORSE "LUCKBOX SAM" IN THE THIRD (3RD) RACE, AUGUST 1, 2017, INVIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C). 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 FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 11,2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 20, 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: WILLIAM B HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17032 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer William Hernandez who was the trainer of record of the horse " POORLITTLERICHGIRL " who competed in the 4th race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on July 2, 2017 finishing 1st and being subject to post race testing according to MRC protocols resulting in sample # E237223. Said test was submitted to Industrial Labs. Official test results showing a positive result for the medication " METHOCARBAMOL " at a level of 242+/-12 ng/ml plasma or serum. ( ARCI class4, Penalty Class C ) Trainer Hernandez waived his right to a formal hearing. Trainer Hernandez waived his right to a split sample test..Trainer Hernandez is hereby fined the sum of Five Hundred (500) dollars and the purse money earned is ordered redistributed, According to MRC Rule #7892.0150 Subpart 1. This is trainer Hernandez 1st offense in the calender year Purse may be redistributed as follows:

#5 POORLITTLERICHGIRL finished 1st placed - unplaced

1st #4 Place At The Beach 2nd #1 Mystery Writer 2nd #3 Pa's Corn Squeezin 4th #6 Eternal Grace 5th #2 Getter Queen Flush

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority 7877.0170 Subpart 2 C - Trainer Responsibility 7890.0110 Subpart 1 - Medications and Practices Prohibited 7890.0130 - Findings of a Chemist 7892.0150 - Purse may be redistributed

Name: LUIS A CALDERON Ruling Date: 7/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17195PP 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 TRAINER LICENSE, THE ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE #511159179 OF LUIS A. CALDERON IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: NICOLLE ESTHEPHANIE DISDIER Ruling Date: 8/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17078PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill riding engagement. FAILURE TO FULFILL THE RIDING ENGAGEMENT FOR THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE, JULY 30, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.173. SECTION 163.173: A jockey shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 10, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 19, 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: Randi Persaud Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-24 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Randi Persaud is hereby fined the sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars for failing to have his horse "TREE SHAKER" on the grounds at the designated time for the 2nd race on Friday, July 14, 2017 necessitating a late scratch.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-7.3  Scratches from overnight races
No horse shall be scratched from an overnight race without the approval of the stewards.
Name: SAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3338 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Groom Saul Ramirez waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for being found in possession of alcoholic beverages in the stable area of Lone Star Park on 07/25/17.

First violation.

Name: CARLOS R LOPEZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174075 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING FAILED TO COMPLETE 2017 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMIT FINGERPRINTS) THE TEMPORARY CLAIMING LICENSE OF CARLOS LOPEZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.115
Name: JOEL MEDINA JUAREZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3339 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, maintenance employee Joel Juarez waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for being found in possesion of alcoholic beverages in the stable area of Lone Star Park on 07/25/17.

First violation.

Name: ANGEL ISSAC MORENO Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-27 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Angle Moreno is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to fulfill his riding engagement on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the 6th race necessitating a late rider change.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-9.14 "REPORTING TO THE JOCKEY ROOM"- Every jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the jockey room at the time required by the Clerk of Scales. He or she shall then report any over- weight to the Clerk of Scales and thereafter shall not leave the jockey room until all his or her engagements have been fulfilled, except with the permission of the Stewards.
Name: CRYSTAL L LAPPE Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174076 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING FAILED TO COMPLETE 2017 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMIT PERMANENT APPLICATION AND FINGERPRINTS) THE TEMPORARY OWNER LICENSE OF MS LAPPE IS HEREBY SUSPENDED. ALL HORSES OWNED WHOLLY OR IN PART BY MS LAPPE ARE HEREBY INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE PENDING A SALE/TRANSFER APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.40 AND 502.115
Name: ROYAL ROGER ROLAND Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17031 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Trainers license issued to Royal Roland is hereby rescinded as he is no longer acting in that capacity. MRC Rule 7877.0135 D Dual Licensing; 7879.0200 Judges Authority and Duties Subp. 1.A.-General authority
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 7/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-46 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr. having been duly notified, appeared telephonically, and had his hearing in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) , before the Board of Stewards on July 29, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Agouti too Shoes”, entered in the 9th race on , July 28, 2017 at Down at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: 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. For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Martin Orona Jr. a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 27, 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: MANNY PEREZ Ruling Date: 7/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 171030 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF AN ARLINGTON PARK SECURITY REPORT DATED JULY 23, 2017 TRAINER MANNY PEREZ IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR FAILING TO HANDLE HIS BUSINESS IN THE PROPER MANNER (ALLOWED AN UNLICENSED INDIVIDUAL ON A PONY THAT SHE COULD NOT CONTROL AFTER PONY WAS SPOOKED). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.58 1402.70
Name: RANDY VON NUNLEY Ruling Date: 7/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 51-2017 DE Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 51-2017

Owner Carol P. Porter, Dba Porter Racing Stable LLC, having timely filed a written protest to void the claim for the horse "All Abouthe Salsa" on Wedneday, July 26, 2017 made by Trainer Randy Nunley for Owner Jerry B. Hackett Dba Hackett Brothers Thoroughbreds Inc.

After waiving the right for a hearing scheduled by the Stewards on July 28, 2017, the claim of the horse "All Abouthe Salsa" is VOID as Mr. Jerry B. Hackett did not sign the claim slip.

Accordingly, upon request of the original Owner, Carol P. Porter, on July 28, 2017, the Stewards voided the July 26, 2017 claims for "All Abouthe Salsa" and ordered the horse returned to the original owner pursuant to Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Rules 3.3.3, 3.3.7, 3.3.10, 3.1.1.1, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.5 and 13.14.

Name: JAIME DE JESUS MEJIA Ruling Date: 7/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2017-GP-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017028955, F.S.550.2415 VIOLATION - PHENYLBUTAZONE.
Name: STANLEY C WHITTEMORE Ruling Date: 7/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Pompano Park
Ruling Number: 2017-PPI-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FINAL ORDER # 2017023308, F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - PHENYLBUTAZONE & FLUNIXIN.
Name: ODIN LONDONO Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17076PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have horse treated with lasix. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "BOOT LEGGER" (MISSED LASIX TREATMENT) , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FOURTH (4TH) RACE, JULY 27, 2017 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 8, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 17, 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: JAVIER NEGRETE Ruling Date: 7/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tropical Park
Ruling Number: 2017-TPK-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017027047 - F.S. 550.2415 - VIOLATION - METHOCARBAMOL.
Name: HOWARD L LANCI Ruling Date: 8/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17213PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation). BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO A PENN NATIONAL RACING OFFICIAL IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES (OUTRIDER) JULY 27, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 13, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 23, 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: KEVIN A. RICE Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17075PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "THAT'S BUCKBEAK", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE FIRST(1ST) RACE, JULY 27, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 8, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 17, 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: JERRY A THURSTON Ruling Date: 7/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17077PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "KID HAS RHYTHM", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE, JULY 27, 2017 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 8, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 17, 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: Bonifacio Morin Ruling Date: 7/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2627 Ruling Type: Unlicensed Participant
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Bonifacio Morin was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 7/14/17.

Mr. Morin is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia, because he signed a visitor's pass for Mariano Morin - Bosquez at Retama Park on 7/7/17, and later allowed Mr. Morin - Bosquez to work in the retricted stable area without a license.

Name: WILLIAM OTERO Ruling Date: 8/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17212PN 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. ARRIVING LATE TO THE SCALE TO RIDE THE 4TH RACE, JULY 26, 2017. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 13, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 23, 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: CHARLES V PARKER Ruling Date: 7/26/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 50-2017 DE Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 50-2017

Owner Charles Parker Jr, RCI ID 305960, DOB 2/22/1953, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred dollars for falsification of his 2017 State License application with the omission of previous ARCI Rulings. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 18.1.

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

Name: JEFFREY ANTHONY MATTY Ruling Date: 7/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17194PP 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 OFFICIAL LICENSE #511149574 OF JEFFREY A. MATTY,JR. IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: LERY RAUL PINERO-RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17196PP 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. JOCKEY LERY R. PINERO-RODRIGUEZ IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR REPORTING HIS INCORRECT WEIGHT TO THE CLERK OF THE SCALES ON JULY 24,2017 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. 163.178 REPORTING BEFORE RACE. A JOCKEY WHO IS ENGAGED TO RIDE IN A RACE SHALL REPORT TO THE SCALE ROOM ON THE DAY OF THE RACE AT THE TIME REQUIRED BY THE OFFICIALS. A JOCKEY SHALL THEN REPORT HIS ENGAGEMENTS AND OVERWEIGHT, IF ANY, TO THE CLERK OF THE SCALES, AND THEREAFTER, EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE STEWARDS, MAY NOT LEAVE THE JOCKEY ROOM, EXCEPT TO VIEW THE RACES FROM A POINT APPROVED BY THE STEWARDS OR TO RIDE IN A RACE, UNTIL ALL OF HIS ENGAGEMENTS OF THE DAY HAVE BEEN FULFILLED. FINE IS DUE BY AUGUST 15,2017 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 16,2017 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...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: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 7/20/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-87 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Mauro Salcedo having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 20, 2017, for his excessive use of the whip on his mount “MAGNIFICO DRAGON” during the running of the 13th race on July 15, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards assess Mauro Salcedo a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 20, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)Jockeys Notice of Hearing 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: ABEL LEZCANO Ruling Date: 7/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-19 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Abel Lezcano is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to fulfill his riding engagement on Friday, June 23, 2017 in the 5th race necessitating a late rider change.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-9.14 "REPORTING TO THE JOCKEY ROOM"- Every jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the jockey room at the time required by the Clerk of Scales. He or she shall then report any over- weight to the Clerk of Scales and thereafter shall not leave the jockey room until all his or her engagements have been fulfilled, except with the permission of the Stewards.
Name: ELPIDIO JR LUNA Ruling Date: 7/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5087 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/3/2017 Suspension End: 7/2/2017
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Elpidio Luna was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 7/7/17. Mr. Luna is hereby fined in absentia, two thousand ($2,000) dollars and suspended for thirty days (6/3/17 through 7/2/17) because a post- race urine sample taken from his horse, "Go Tell Louis," that finished second in the 9th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/21/17 contained the Class 3B prohibited substance, Clenbuterol @ 514 +/- 12 pg/ml. (Sample # SH064122). In aggravation, this positive was one of multiple second violations within 365 days. (See Ruling # SHRP5053). Due to the multiple violations, the fine imposed is increased from $1,000, to $2,000 dollars. However, in mitigation, "Go Tell Louis" raced on the day that Mr. Luna was notified of the other two positives referred to in SHRP5053. Therefore, this case is also considered a second offense, and this suspension will run concurrently with the suspension imposed in SHRP5053.

During the term of this suspension, Mr. Luna is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Luna are denied entry pending transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

The horse, "Go Tell Louis," is hereby disqualifed and declared unplaced in the 9th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/21/17, with the purse ordered redistributed as follows: 1. (3) Celebrated Task 2. (9) Love Ta Zoom 3. (5) Valiant Warrior 4. (7) TH Thomas Leo 5. (8) JMF Dashing Man 6. (2) Senora Paloma 7. (6) Austinheiress 8. (4) Mystical Streakin Unplaced: (1) Go Tell Louis.

Name: TIMOTHY E HAMM Ruling Date: 8/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17065C Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. The State Horse Racing Commission, Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing received a request for an appeal from Timothy E. Hamm on July 19, 2017 regarding the horse "Coltrane" being disqualified from the 5th race at Presque Isle Downs on July 9, 2017. The request for an appeal and supersedes are hereby both DENIED. Mr. Hamm failed to file his appeal within 48 hours of the race in accordance with 58 Pa. Code § 163.481 (B).
Name: JONATHAN EUSTACE SHEPPARD Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17199PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. On the report of the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, the Official Chemist for the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, that the Urine of the horse “ALCAZAR DE MARAM” (Sample #328420-F,IM), which finished first (1st) in race #3 on July 8,2017 was positive for HEPS 2-(1 HYDROXYETHYL) PROMAZINE SULFOXIDE. “ALCAZAR DE MARAM” is disqualified for all purposes except wagering and the purse is redistributed as follows: 1st. Diplomat 2nd. No Wunder(GB) 3rd. Selection Sunday 4th. Wigwam Baby 5th. Jack Frost(GB) The purse money for “ALCAZAR DE MARAM” is forfeited. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Section 163.303(A)(B)(C) which reads as follows: 163.303(A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). 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. 163.303(C) 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. The Stewards, Investigators of the PSHRC, and the TRPB are continuing their investigation into this matter. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS…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: ARCHIBALD J KINGSLEY Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17200PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. On the report of the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, the Official Chemist for the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, that the Plasma of the horse “SHOW COURT(IRE)” (Sample #328417-F), which finished first (1st) in race #1 on July 8,2017 was positive for BETAMETHASONE. “SHOW COURT(IRE)” is disqualified for all purposes except wagering and the purse is redistributed as follows, pending period of appeal: 1st. Unsinkable(IRE) 2nd. For Goodness Sake(IRE) 3rd. Hardrock Eleven 4th. Choral Society 5th. New Member(IRE) The purse money for “SHOW COUR(IRE)” is forfeited. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Section 163.303(A)(B)(C) which reads as follows: 163.303(A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). 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. 163.303(C) 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. The Stewards, Investigators of the PSHRC, and the TRPB are continuing their investigation into this matter. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS…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: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 7/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-18 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan D. Torres having been duly notified telephonically, and waved a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for “RI Jess Ryder”, entered in the 2nd race on July 2, 2017 at Downs at Albuquerque Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan D. Torres a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($ 100.00. The fine is to paid on or before August 6, 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: ESGAR RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-70 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Esgar Ramirez, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 3, 2017, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane, midway thru the stretch, while aboard “Sam Crow in the 9th race on July1, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs, which resulted in a disqualification from (DH) for 3rd place to 10th place.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Esgar Ramirez. a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 6, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: ESGAR RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-71 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Esgar Ramirez, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July3,2017, for his excessive use of the whip on his mount “Miss Summits Corona” during the running of the 4th race on July 2, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards access Esgar Ramirez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 6, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: L. C. WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 7/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5085 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer LC Williams having been duly noticed, failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 06/30/2017.

Mr. Williams is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia because he failed to secure a commitment from Jockey Melody Brooks to ride, "BEDUINODAWN," in the 6th Race at Sam Houston Race Park on 05/22/2017 necessitating a program rider change.

Name: L. C. WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 7/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5084 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer LC Williams having been duly noticed, failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 06/30/2017.

Mr. Williams is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia because he failed to have the horse, "BEDUINODAWN," present in the pre-race holding barn at the time designated for the 6th Race at Sam Houston Race Park on 05/22/2017.

1st violation in this category in the previous 365 days.

Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 7/5/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-14 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr. having been duly notified, appeared telephonically, and had his hearing in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) , before the Board of Stewards on July 5, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for “Sweet Streakin Jesse”, entered in the 2nd race on , July 2, 2017 at Down at Albuquerque Racetrack.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Martin Orona Jr. a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 1, 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: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: 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.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: RAUL H GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Gillespie County Fairground
Ruling Number: GCF631 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Raul Garcia having been duly noticed with ticket number 001176 waived his right to a formal hearing and accepted a one-hundred ($100.00) dollar fine for not monitoring a unlicensed person he signed in on a visitors pass and that person was caught twice leading horses without being properly licensed. 1st violation with 12 months
Name: TOBY LEE KEETON Ruling Date: 6/30/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-61 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Toby Keeton, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 30, 2017, for instructing and allowing the mistreatment of his entry “HEZA CARTEL FLASH” during the post parade and running of the 6th race on June 16, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs. His actions resulted in his mount being struck by jockey, Esgar Ramirez, 18 times in post parade/warm-up and 22 times during the running of the race.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Toby Keeton a penalty in the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 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: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 16.47.1.8(U)(2)PROTECTION OF HORSES No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: OMAR SEPULVEDA Ruling Date: 6/25/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-55 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Omar Sepulveda having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 25, 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 the urine of horse “Hide Your Krazy”(Test Sample #: NM26251), who finished 1st place in the 1st race on April 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M on May 31, 2017.

David M. Gomez-Barraza, the trainer of record for horse “Hide Your Krazy”, was duly notified and responded telephonically for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is David M. Gomez-Barraza’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Omar Sepulveda’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Hide Your Krazy” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 3, 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.
    2. The horse “Hide Your Krazy” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on April 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Tows in the Sand
                2. Itaintabout Themoney
                3. Invikeable
                4. Ready to Go
                5. And Its Showtime
                6. Jo Perry Flash
                7. Little Miss Charles
                8. Hollywood Chikita
Unplaced “Hide Your KrazyLicensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution /15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority /15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures
Name: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 6/25/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-56 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/6/2017 Suspension End: 7/5/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. having been duly notified failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)Non Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on June 25, 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 the urine of horse “Clay Court”(Test Sample #: NM26327), who finished 1st place in the 3rd race on April 18, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M on May 31, 2017.

Paul Jenson, DMV, the owner of record for horse “Clay Court”, was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non Appearance. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this Paul Jenson’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

Aggravating circumstances: Trainer has had multiple medication violations and clenbuterol is a prohibited drug.

After considering the aggravating circumstances, for Jose F. Ramirez, Sr.’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 6, 2017, through July 5, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before July 25, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of David Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/ 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.6.11(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 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: DAVID MANUEL GOMEZ BARRAZA Ruling Date: 6/25/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-54 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/26/2017 Suspension End: 7/15/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer David M. Gomez-Barraza having been duly notified and responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 25, 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 the urine of horse “Hide Your Krazy”(Test Sample #: NM26251), who finished 1st place in the 1st race on April 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M on May 31, 2017.

Omar Sepulveda, the owner of record for horse “Hide Your Krazy”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Omar Sepulveda’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

Mitigating circumstances: This is the trainer’s first 3B medication violation in a lifetime. Aggravating circumstances: Clenbuterol is a prohibited drug.

After considering the mitigating and aggravating circumstances, for David M. Gomez-Barraza’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 20 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 26, 2017, through July 15, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before July 25, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, David M. Gomez-Barraza is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of David M. Gomez-Barraza are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute /15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution /15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority /15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: LEAH S CANGEMI Ruling Date: 6/26/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22283 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/20/2017 Suspension End: 8/9/2017
Ruling Text:
Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending restitution of the S50 noncashable check submitted to the LSRC and the resulting $25 fine. See ruling 22232.
Name: LEAH S CANGEMI Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22283-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/20/2017 Suspension End: 8/9/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 22283 - Restored to Good Standing: Paid debt to LSRC
Name: DARIUS THORPE Ruling Date: 6/16/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-97 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100.00 for being over his reported weight, Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Name: MARY ALICE R PATTERSHALL Ruling Date: 8/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17201PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER MARY ALICE R. PATTERSHALL, HAVING WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HER RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #306465-C,F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "DIADEMA” WHICH FINISHED LAST IN RACE #5 ON JUNE 12,2017, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #306465-C,F WAS WAIVED. THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER MARY ALICE R. PATTERSHALL IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER MARY ALICE R. PATTERSHALL IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND IS ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #5 ON JUNE 12,2017. 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. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (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. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 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. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM... FINE IS DUE BY AUGUST 25,2017 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 26,2017 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION
Name: JUAN CARLOS VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17066C Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/2/2017 Suspension End: 8/3/2017
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. JUAN CARLOS VAZQUEZ IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECK #672855 DATED JUNE 5,2017, IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,500.00 TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN VOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. AS A RESULT OF THE BAD CHECK, THE FINE OF $2,500.00 WHICH WAS DUE ON MAY 20, 2017, REMAINS OUTSTANDING AND HAS NOT BEEN PAID. THEREFORE, ALL COMMISSION LICENSES HELD BY MR. VAZQUEZ ARE IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED UNTIL THE SUM OF TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED ($2,600.00) DOLLARS ($2,500.00 TO CLEAR THE CHECK AND $100.00 FOR THE FINE) IS PAID TO THE COMMISSION. THIS PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITH A MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK. 163.12 ISSUANCE OR PASSING OF BAD CHECKS. A PERSON MAY NOT ISSUE A CHECK IN PAYMENT FOR A LICENSE FEE, FINE, NOMINATION OR ENTRY FEE, OR OTHER FEES, OR FOR SERVICES OR SUPPLIES WHEN THE PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD REASONABLY KNOW THAT THE CHECK WILL BE REFUSED FOR PAYMENT BY THE BANK UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN, OR THAT THE ACCOUNT UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN DOES NOT CONTAIN SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF THE CHECK, OR THAT THE CHECK IS WRITTEN ON A CLOSED ACCOUNT OR A NONEXISTENT ACCOUNT.
Name: JUAN CARLOS VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17068C Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/2/2017 Suspension End: 8/3/2017
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. Having met the financial requirements as specified in the State Horse Racing Commission's Ruling No. 17066C, all Commission licenses held by Juan Carlos Vazquez are hereby restored.
Name: CARLOS J MILIAN-TRINIDAD Ruling Date: 8/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17197PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS J. MILIAN-TRINIDAD , HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #306424-C,F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "SHEZA WILD GIRLEO” WHICH FINISHED FOURTH (4TH) IN RACE #9 ON JUNE 5,2017, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR BETAMETHASONE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #306424-C,F WAS MADE BY TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY. THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS J. MILIAN-TRINIDAD IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER-TRAINER CARLOS J. MILIAN-TRINIDAD IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00 AND IS ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. . THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #9 ON JUNE 5,2017. 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. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (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. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 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. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM... FINE IS DUE BY AUGUST 15,2017 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 16,2017 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION
Name: ELPIDIO JR LUNA Ruling Date: 6/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5053 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/3/2017 Suspension End: 7/2/2017
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Elpidio Luna was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 6/1/17.

Mr. Luna is hereby fined two thousand ($2000) dollars and suspended for thirty days (6/3/17 through 7/2/17) because post race urine samples taken from two of his horses contained the Class 3 prohibited substance Clenbuterol. A sample taken from "CC This Toast For You," that won the 1st race at Sam Houston Race Park on 3/31/17 contained Clenbuterol @ 862 +/- 38 pg/ml. (Sample #SH063931). Also, A post race sample taken from "Executive Reign," that finished second in the 4th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/3/17 contained Clenbuterol @ 274 +/- 20 pg/ml. (Sample # SH063980). In mitigation, Mr. Luna raced "Executive Reign," before he was notified of the test results from "CC This Toast For You," therefore both cases are considered second offenses and suspension days for both violations are imposed concurrently. During the term of this these suspensions Mr. Luna is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained my Mr. Luna are denied entry pending transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

The horse "CC This Toast For You," is hereby disqualified from the 1st race at Sam Houston Race Park on 3/31/17, with the purse ordered redistributed as follows: 1. (8) Content Princess 2. (6) Resilience CSE 3. (5) Coltons Chick 4. (2) Blink and Shes Gone 5. (1) MS Runaway Dash 6. (4) Siete Cuarenta Siete 7. (3) Lil Swingin Sunshine Unplaced: (7) CC This Toast For U.

The horse, "Executive Reign," is disqualified from the 4th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/3/17, and declared unplaced, with that purse ordered redistributed as follows:

1. (2) Grande Sin Tacha 2. (3) Crazy Strong 3. (7) TFCletsgetthecash 4. (1) Louisiana Boi 5. (6) Jet Eye Unplaced: (5) Executive Reign.

Name: LEAH S CANGEMI Ruling Date: 5/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22232 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $50(owes $75).
Name: Gary Leonard Williams Ruling Date: 5/19/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-84 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On May 19, 2017 BOS offered a hearing to Williams regarding allegations set forth in NOH issued March 31, 2017. Williams waived his right to a hearing. Official blood sample #E255824, taken on 2/4/17 was reported to contain Naproxen. Sample #E255824 contained 24.5 ng/ml of the drug.The sample was taken from the Three horse, Dr. Tucker, which ran in the First Race on 2/4/17, finishing First. Williams elected to have a split sample tested, and Texas A&M confirmed Naproxen at a concentration of 21.9 ng/ml. The Naproxen positive in Dr. Tucker is Williams second offense for a medication/substance in a 365 day period. Williams has accumulated 3 points under the MMV point system, Williams is assessed 0 points for this Naproxen violation. Williams permit will not be descilpined. The horse Dr. Tucker will not be disqualified from all purse money and Williams will have a total of 3 points on his record. Order of finish is as follows: Dr. Tucker/Where's Bentlee/Pozzuoli/Three's the Charm/Savanna's Rocket/Sahmsara

Name: Gary Leonard Williams Ruling Date: 5/19/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-85 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On May 19, 2017 BOS offered a hearing to Williams regarding allegations set forth in NOH issued March 31, 2017. Williams waived his right to a hearing. Official blood sample #E256063, taken on March 11, 2017 was reported to contain Naproxen. The sample contained 11.6 ng/ml of the drug. Sample was taken from the Four Horse, Dr. Tucker, which ran in the 7th Race on March 11, 2017, finishing First. Williams elected to not have a split sample rested. Naproxen positive in Dr. Tucker is Williams second offense in 365 day period. Williams has accumulated 3 points under the MMV point system. Williams is assessed 0 points for this naproxen. Williams permit will not be disciplined. Dr. Tucker will not be disqualified form all purse money and he will have a total of 3 points on his record. Order of finish as follows:Dr. Tucker/Laso the Man/He's a Gold Digger/Hooray Henry/Whippersnapper/Creative Mist
Name: VICTOR MENDOZA ESCOBAR Ruling Date: 5/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-8 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Trainer Victor Escobar offense Sample No. NM12542 pertaining to horse “Mango Chick” and offense Sample No. NM12550 pertaining to horse “Threedeewoodee,” Trainer Escobar is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Ractopamine) in a horse he is training. As such, Trainer, the Owner, and the horse “Mango Chick” and “Threedeewoodee,” shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows:
      1. Appellant Trainer Victor Escobar is assessed a fine in the amount of $25,000 to be paid in one lump sum prior to appearing before the Commission as set forth in IV below;
      2. Appellant Trainer Victor Escobar is assessed a suspension of two (2) years;
      3. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Victor Escobar must retake and pass the trainer’s test prior to the two (2) year suspension of his license being lifted;
      4. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Victor Escobar must personally appear before the Commission prior to the suspension of the license being lifted and after having taken and passed the trainer’s test. Appellant Trainer Victor Escobar must request to be placed on the Agenda;
      5. Appellant Trainer Victor Escobar is not allowed on the grounds of the Association under the jurisdiction of the NM Racing Commission during his suspension;
      6. In regards to Owner, Gary L. Thompson for the offense of the positive test of Ractopamine Sample No. NM12542 pertaining to horse “Mango Chick” which placed 1st in the 1st race at the Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM on April 19, 2015 and for the positive test of Ractopamine Sample No. NM12550 pertaining to horse “Threedeewoodie” which placed 1st in the 5th race at the Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM on April 19, 2015  the penalty imposed shall be disqualification and loss of the purse for both races, and “Mango Chick” and “Threedeewoodie” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for ninety (90) days;
      7. “Mango Chick” and “Threedeewoodie” must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.
This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Victor Escobar in accordance with law.  This Order will take effect on May 31, 2017. A person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA within 30 days of the date that this Order was signed by the Commission.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Name: VICTOR MENDOZA ESCOBAR Ruling Date: 7/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-8-ASG Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2017-Comm-8 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
 
Please see attached ORDER by the District Court Judge- Mr. Escobar is allowed to participate in races as a JOCKEY only.
Any questions, please call Tina.
Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 2/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-102 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/23/2017 Suspension End: 8/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus E. Marquez 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 his involvement in a protection claim for horse “Major Bites”, in the 2nd race on December 17, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus E. Marquez a penalty as follows:

    1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 23, 2017, through August 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred 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, Jesus E. Marquez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Jesus E. Marquez 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: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-95 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus E. Marquez, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 10, 2017, regarding a security citation for working an unlicensed groom in the paddock during the 4th race on January 27, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assessed Jesus E. Marquez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before March 13, 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: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-171 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
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 “Pampered Jess” (Test Sample #: NM19028) who finished second place in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 85.8±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Jesus E. Zubia, owner of record for horse “Pampered Jess”, 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. Zubia’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 23, 2016, through January 22, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty 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 “Pampered Jess” 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 “Pampered Jess” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Magic Corona
                2. First Fancy Man
                3. Fly Kristi Fly
                4. Dc Dashing Bono
                5. Lampon
                6. Mr. Jesse Stone
                7. Seis Secrets
                8. Dg Dashin Fury
                9. Una Linda Corona
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Pampered Jess

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 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. 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-171-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-171 - Appeal Submitted
Name: TRACY ANDREW NORRIS Ruling Date: 12/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21994 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2016 Suspension End: 8/2/2017
Ruling Text:
Failed to appear for a stewards hearing after proper notification. Suspended pending payment of a judgement in favor of Vinton Feed Store in the amount of $298. During this term he is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission
Name: TRACY ANDREW NORRIS Ruling Date: 8/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21994-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2016 Suspension End: 8/2/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 21994 - Restored to Good Standing:Satisfied debt toVinton Feed Store
Name: Gary Leonard Williams Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-170 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The official blood sample #255397, taken on 11/18/16 was reported to contain Dexamethasone. Sample #255397 contained 36.2pg/ml of the drug. The sample was taken from the 9 horse Follow The Notion which ran in the 7th Race on 11/18/16, finishing first. Mr Williams elected not to have a split sample tested. This is Mr Williams second offense for this drug. Mr. Williams will be fined $1500.00 There was a redistribution of purse, Follow The Notion was disqualified from all purse money
Name: Gary Leonard Williams Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-170-A Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: The official blood sample 255435, taken on 11/26/16 was reported to contain Naproxen. Sample contained 34.1ng/ml of the drug. The sample was taken from the 3 horse Dr. Tucker, which ran in the 3rd Race on 11/26/2016, finishing first. Mr Williams elected not to have a split sample tested. Dr. Tucker was disqualified from all purse money, and there was a re-distribution of purse.

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-4 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Issued in Error

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-4-SA Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Issued in Error
Name: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 7/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-68 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Albert Franco having been duly notified, represented by council Frita Howard McSwane and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on July 1, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Eyema Blue Wagon”, who finished first place in the 5th race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, Test Sample #: NM18942 The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 168 pg/ml in the urine and confirmed in the split sample by Industrial Laborties at 170±16 pg/ml in the urine. Owner Roy Sanchez was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing . He is the owner of record for horse “Eyema Blue Wagon” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive. Albert Franco is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months.15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.”15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification. For this first Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert Franco a penalty as follows: 1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning July 11, 2016 through July 26, 2016, inclusive. 2.A ($500) five hundred fine to paid on or before July 31, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3.The horse “Eyema Blue Wagon” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter. 4.Loss of purse from in the 5th race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Eyema Blue Wagon”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.1) Stella Lou 2) Shezaliknthemselfies 3) Here Comes Callan 4) Famous JB 5) Strauss 6) Just A Little Wagon 7) Incindiary UNPLACED Eyema Blue Wagon”, 6. Loss of purse from the 5th race, on April 30, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Eyema Blue Wagon”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows. 1) Jess Prize Me 2) Valorus 3) Imperial Eagle 4) Gamey Tee Cos 5) Willie Be Fired 6) Lord Fa 7) Mojo Perry 8) Stella Lou UNPLACED “Eyema Blue Wagon” and“Groupie James (2016-RUI-67)”. 15.2.6.9(B)(8) When the penalty assessed against a licensee for a medication or drug violation in a trial race results in a disqualification or loss of purse, or both, the licensee is subject to the same penalties for any race for which the trial race was conducted. During said time of applicable suspension Albert Franco 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 Albert Franco are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.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: ALBERT SERRANO FRANCO Ruling Date: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-68-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-68 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process - Please see Documents
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: ERIC D MIKKELSON Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-252 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 12, 2016 for failure to declare equipment Blinkers off when entering horse RAINDROPS R FALLIN in the 6TH RACE MARCH 25, 2016at Sunland Park. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

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

Name: ERIC D MIKKELSON Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-254 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: issued in error
Name: Gary Leonard Williams Ruling Date: 1/12/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-8 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
horse tested positvie for Naproxen. Fined and loss of purse
Name: TRACY ANDREW NORRIS Ruling Date: 12/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21437 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $25(owes $50).
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 11/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2015-RM-37 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/22/2015 Suspension End: 12/1/2015
Ruling Text: In the 10th race on 10/10/2015 At The Red Mile while driving #6 JK's Endofanera, Mr. Miller did fail to keep a line in each hand for the entire race. Mr. Miller is suspended 10 days (driving only)
Name: DEVAN EDWARD EWELL Ruling Date: 10/15/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-188 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/14/2015 Suspension End: 8/12/2017
Ruling Text:
tested positive for marijuana
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 8/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-171 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer and Owner ALFONSO BORREGO, having appeared (with horseman’s representative, appearing by phone, Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an investigation of events on August 15, 2015, that occurred on the racetrack after the 2nd race;

(Mr. Borrego admitted in testimony that he was upset and was the aggressor in an altercation toward another licensee and Sunray Park Security Personnel, Ivonne LaRue.
ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:

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

For this second rule violation in a year, the Board of Stewards assessed ALFONSO BORREGO a penalty in the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) and a year suspension which will be deferred and reduced to a one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) fine and 6 months probation. If during the six month probation period Alfonso Borrego commits another conduct violation a twenty-five hundred dollar ($2,500.00) fine and the 1 year suspension will take effect immediately. The fine is to paid on or before September 28, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 8/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2015-RM-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/9/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is suspended for failure to pay fine from rulings #J2014-038 and J2014-042 ($200 and $200.00)
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 4/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/2/2015 Suspension End: 1/29/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony Gallegos, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with Counsel Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on April 19, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM07504 after it was collected from the horse "Miracle Fish" which finished 2nd in the 2nd race, Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Sunray Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 427 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol 0.176 pg/ml in the urine that converts to 176pg/ml in the urine).

Tony Gallegos is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". (Effective the time of this violation.)
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this second violation in 365 days , the Board of Stewards assessed Tony Gallegos a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (July 2, 2015 thru January 29, 2016 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Disqualification and loss of purse the for the 2nd race June 21, 2014 at Sunray Park;

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

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

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at DAA Park).
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-15-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/2/2015 Suspension End: 1/29/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-15 - Appeal Submitted
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-12-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/2/2015 Suspension End: 7/1/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-12 - Appeal Submitted
Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 4/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/2/2015 Suspension End: 7/1/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony Gallegos, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with Counsel Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on April 18, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM06847 after it was collected from the horse "Corporatist" which finished 2nd in the 8th race, Friday, June 06, 2014, at Sunray Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 516 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.408ng/ml that converts to 408pg/ml in the urine).

Tony Gallegos is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". (Effective at the time of this violation.)
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 first violation in 365 days , the Board of Stewards assessed Tony Gallegos a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (May 2, 2015 thru July 1, 2015 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand, dollars ($1,000.);
(3) Loss of purse the for the 8th race June 6, 2014 at Sunray Park;

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

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

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

Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-330 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfonso Borrego having been duly notified, and having appeared, with counsel, before the Board of Stewards on March 21, 2015 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV C drug Dexamethasone which was found in sample NM11091, after it was collected from the horse “Marie Leveau Who”, which finished second in the 8th race, Friday, January 09, 2015 at Sunland Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 323pg/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded but not exercised.) As listed in ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule the Threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.

Alfonso Borrego is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so.
C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAIDs (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and are as follows:
LICENSED TRAINER: 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $1000.00:

D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race.
16.47.1.10 TRAINERS B. ABSOLUTE INSURER: (1) The trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.

For this violation first Class C violation within 365 days (second medication violation within 365 days), the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Alfonso Borrego the following penalties: 1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars, ($1,000.00). 2. The horse “Marie Leveau Who” is placed on the vets list and must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

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

Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-338 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer and Owner ALFONSO BORREGO, having appeared (with counsel) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an investigation of events on February 7, 2015, in the Stable area of Sunland Park;

(Mr. Borrego admitted in testimony that he was upset and was the aggressor in an altercation toward another licensee. Sunland Park P.D. also responded to the incident).

ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ALFONSO BORREGO a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). Any probationary clause normally applied with this ruling is hereby vacated, as Mr. Borrego is currently under suspension/excluded.

The fine is to be paid on or before any consideration of reinstatement or licensing, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-339 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End: 7/22/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel) before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held to address an investigation of events on, and prior to, February 7, 2015, at Sunland Park;

(Testimony was made to indicate Mr. Borrego knowingly participated in the capacity of Program Trainer for two horses (“Babe’s Bonnie Babe” and “Enuf Bull”) that were to be registered under, and to be raced under, his name as Trainer, while indicating he was not the actual Trainer of record).

ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(h) NMAC: Detrimental Conduct
16.47.1.10 (F)(1)(a,b,c,d) NMAC: Program Trainer

In accordance with:
15.2.3.8(B)(1)(b-c-d) NMAC, and also 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(a thru j) NMAC;

For these rule violations the Board of Stewards assessed ALFONSO BORREGO a penalty of suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses, effective March 31, 2015, and the matter be referred to the attention of the New Mexico Racing Commission with a recommendation for penalty that Mr. Borrego be sanctioned a six month suspension of any/all NMSRC licenses, a fine in the amount of five -thousand dollars ($5,000.00), and exclusion during said time of suspension, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;

15.2.1.9 (b) NMAC: States “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, or Sunday, or any legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission office, or with the Stewards that issued the ruling, and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.00
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-339-ASUB Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End: 7/22/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-339 - Appeal Submitted
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 7/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-339-ASG Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End: 7/22/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-339 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 8/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-339-REST Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2015 Suspension End: 7/22/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-339 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 2/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-36 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See copy of Stay located under Documents
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 8/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-120-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-120 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-120 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 09424, after it was collected from the horse "Babe’s Bonnie Babe" which finished first in the 7th race, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Zia Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 896 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said sampling by LSU lab indicating a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.908 ng/ml, or 908 pg/ml).

ALFONSO BORREGO is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer ALFONSO BORREGO a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
(February 10, 2015, through April 10, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Zia Park;

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

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

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

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

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-120-ASH Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-120 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
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: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 12/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-448 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/31/2014 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Martin M. Orona Jr., having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 20, 2014, (With Representative Pat Bingham) 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 NM07231, after it was collected from the horse "Watch For Corona" which finished 4th in the fourth race, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 738 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by Industrial Laboratories, Inc., which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 460 pg/ml +/- 15.2 pg/ml).

Trainer Martin M. Orona Jr. is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed : Trainer Martin M. Orona Jr. a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 31, 2014, through June 28, 2015, inclusive) or at the conclusion of any other prior administrative stays;
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Saturday, July 12, 2014;
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Martin Orona Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings).
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 12/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-448-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/31/2014 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-448 - Modified Ruling
The horse "Watch For Corona" is here by disqualified and ordered unplaced, for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM07231, after it was collected from the horse "Watch For Corona" found after it finished 8th place in the 8th race, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;

15.2.1.9 B9 (3) (d) If a positive test arises in a trial race, the horse is eligible for entry during the period the split is tested and reported to foe commission. If the report confirms a positive test, for horse is disqualified from both the trial and the race for which for trial was conducted.
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-448-ASH Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/31/2014 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-448 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: ALEJANDRO MAYMO Ruling Date: 6/6/2014
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 14MON18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/22/2014 Suspension End: 7/6/2014
Ruling Text:
A Steward's hearing was conducted on June 5, 2014 in regards to a report from Truesdail Laboratories, the Official Chemist for the New Jersey Racing Commission, that the horse "MR. FAHRENHEIT" who finished 7th in the 3rd race on May 10, 2014 did disclose the presence of more than one NSAID, Phenylbutazone and Flunixin. By rule (13:70-14.A9(g)1), Trainer Maymo is hereby ordered suspended 15 calendar days, Sunday, June 22, 2014 through and including Saturday, July 6, 2014 and fined five hundred ($500.00) dollars.

"MR. FAHRENHEIT" is ordered disqualified of any purse money earned. the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is ordered to make the necessary purse adjustments.

Related Ruling 14MON9

Violation of N.J.A.C. Rules 13:70-14A.9(f)3, 13:70-20.7, 13:70-1.15

Name: ALEJANDRO MAYMO Ruling Date: 7/23/2014
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 14TRN8 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/22/2014 Suspension End: 7/6/2014
Ruling Text:
The New Jersey Racing Commission is in receipt of a notice of appeal and request for a stay from Alejandro Maymo in connection with a 15-day suspension and $500 fine issued by the Board of Stewards at Monmouth Park Racetrack for violation of NJAC 13:70-14A.9(f)3, 13:70-20.7 and 13:70-1.15 in connection with a post-race positive test revealing the presence of Phenylbutazone and Flunixin in the horse "Mr. Fahrenheit" following the 3rd race conducted on May 10, 2014.

The Executive Director having considered the request for an appeal hereby grants a stay of the supsension and fine pending a final determination by the Racing Commission. The matter will be transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law for a de novo hearing.

Related ruling: 14MON18 dated June 6, 2014
Name: LUIS ALBERTO CANCHARI Ruling Date: 5/30/2014
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: 14005 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner-Trainer Luis Alberto Canchari (MRC # 300525) is hereby summarily suspended pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards.

MRC Rule: 7879.0200 - Authority of the Stewards
MRC Rule: 7897.0150 Subpart 1.
MRC Rule: 7897.0150 Subpart 1. A
Name: JAVIER NEGRETE Ruling Date: 3/28/2014
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2014-TAM-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order #2014006551, Violation of Florida Administrative Code - 61D-6.008(2)(a)2.
Name: BERNARDO CAMPOS Ruling Date: 2/12/2014
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Calder Race Course
Ruling Number: 2014-CRC-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order #2013050691, Violation of Florida Statutes, Section 550.2415(1)(a).



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