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. >8/14/2018<

320 Total Rulings compiled at: 8/19/2018 2:18:02 AM G.M.T.

Name: Thomas Michael Miller Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-57 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 460 - Foot out of stirrup
Name: Thomas Michael Miller Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-57-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-57 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JARETH LOVEBERRY Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18076 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2018 Suspension End: 9/1/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Jareth Loveberry is hereby suspended four racing days, August 24, 25, 31 and September 1, for careless riding in the 6th Race on August 16, 2018, at Canterbury Park when he allowed his mount, Smooth Chiraz, to lug in and take racing room away from Shred the Rules while leaving the backstretch and entering the stretch turn causing the jockey on Shred the Rules to check his mount severely.

Loveberry may ride in designated races only while suspended, but each day he rides in designated races will add an additional racing day to the end of the suspension.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees) Subp. 3.X.-Jockeys and apprentice jockeys. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6.A.D.-Interference and willful fouling.

Name: LARRY D DONLIN Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18074 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Larry Donlin is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to have a current EHV-1 Vaccination certificate upon arrival at the stable gate for Celtic Humor necessitating the scratch of Celtic Humor from the 6th Race on August 9, 2018, at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority. 7876.0120 (On and Off-Track Stabling of Nonracing Horses) Subp. 1.-Certificate of veterinary inspection. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 3.B.C.-Assignment of categories and determination of fine amount; Subp. 5.-Amount of fines; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: DALE RICHARD HAGLUND Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18075 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Dale Haglund is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to have a current EHV-1 Vaccination certificate upon arrival at the stable gate for Streak n Sparks necessitating the scratch of Streak n Sparks from the 1st Race on August 11, 2018, at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority. 7876.0120 (On and Off-Track Stabling of Nonracing Horses) Subp. 1.-Certificate of veterinary inspection. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 3.B.C.-Assignment of categories and determination of fine amount; Subp. 5.-Amount of fines; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: PEDRO MARTINEZ-JIMENEZ Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-038 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/6/2018 Suspension End: 12/3/2018
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TR PEDRO MARTINEZ-JIMENEZ, PLED "GUILTY AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR 2 HORSES UNDER HIS SUPERVISION "SOUTHERN EXPRESS LVC" IN THE 9TH RACE ON 7/12/2018, AND "CAN" IN THE 9TH RACE ON 7/15/2018 AT FMT, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG "CLENBUTEROL".BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE RP STEWARDS THAT MR. MARTINEZ-JIMENEZ, SHALL BE SUSPENDED 120 DAYS BEGINNING 8/6/2018 CONTINUING THROUGH 12/3/2018, AND FINED $2500.00.

Name: DAVID DWAYNE MCSHANE Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-58 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived this right to a split sample and hearing, Owner/Trainer Dave McShane is hereby fined Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) for his horse “Town Tattler” testing positive for an overage of Ketoprofen (3.3 ng/ml) after finishing second in the seventh race on August 2, 2018.
Name: FRANCISCO VEGA Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-71 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/17/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Francisco Vega License #161266, is hereby suspended without prejudice beginning August 17, 2018 having been duly notified telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 17, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque, for failing to provide fingerprints.

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. (1) License categories shall include the following and others C (3) License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set(s) of fingerprints and a recent photograph. Any license applicant that is under the age of 18 years of age is exempt from the requirement to submit fingerprint cards.

(a) All license applicants shall be required to be re-fingerprinted every six years and re- photographed periodically as determined by the commission. (b) Requirements for fingerprints may be fulfilled by: (i) submission of fingerprints; or (ii) verification that fingerprints were submitted for processing; (iii) submission of a fingerprint reciprocity affidavit; or (iv) provide proof of licensure from another jurisdiction to which fingerprints were submitted within the last six years.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (M)(2) DURATION OF LICENSE: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 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: CHRISTIAN HIRALDO Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-64 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/17/2018 Suspension End: 9/1/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Christian Hiraldo; Permit #11976; DOB 8/16/1992 On July 19, 2018, the Board of Stewards issued a ruling summarily suspending the permit of jockey Christian Hiraldo based upon his indictment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia for aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine. On July 24 and August 7, 2018, the Stewards conducted hearings on the matter at which Christian Hiraldo was present. After considering the evidence, the Stewards hereby find the following: 1. On or about March 20, 2018, Christian Hiraldo was indicted by a grand jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia for one count of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine. 2. On or about March 29, 2018, Mr. Hiraldo was granted pre-trial release after his arrest with certain conditions imposed. 3. Thereafter, Mr. Hiraldo violated the conditions of his pre-trial release and was arrested on July 18, 2018. The violations in question were an arrest for driving under the influence and a positive drug test for cocaine. Mr. Hiraldo admitted to the Stewards that he was arrested for DUI and tested positive for cocaine 4. As a result of his violation of the terms of his pre-trial release, Mr. Hiraldo is currently on home detention pending a trial and is not permitted to operate a motor vehicle. Mr. Hiraldo’s positive test for cocaine is grounds for a suspension of his permit. Such conduct is detrimental to the best interest of racing in violation of 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, § 24.11.gg. Mr. Hiraldo’s conduct calls into question his fitness to safely perform his duties as a jockey. Although Mr. Hiraldo’s positive drug test did not arise from a test on association grounds, it is prohibited under 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, § 24.3.b.6. for a permit holder to test positive for a controlled substance. It is contrary to the Stewards’ obligation to protect the integrity of racing and the safety of racing participants to ignore Mr. Hiraldo’s positive test merely because it did not arise from a test conducted on association grounds.

WHEREFORE, based upon the foregoing, the Stewards ORDER that Christian Hiraldo’s permit is SUSPENDED for a minimum of fifteen (15) days effective August 17, 2018 thru and including September 1, 2018. Upon completion of the fifteen (15) day suspension, and pursuant to § 24.3.w. of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule, the Stewards shall not consider the reinstatement of Mr. Hiraldo’s permit until he undergoes a professional assessment that satisfactorily demonstrates that he may safely hold a permit and participate in racing. The Stewards shall also require Mr. Hiraldo to produce a negative test result and to complete a certified drug/alcohol rehabilitation program as a condition of holding a permit and participating in racing.

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.

Name: CARLOS JESUS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 18MON36 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After being previously disciplined for using poor judgement during the running of a race and continued poor judgement (standing up prior to finish) on Friday August 10, 2018, Jockey Carlos Hernandez is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-11.10 Jockey's best effort
A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race.  If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of a race, such jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense.
Name: MARTIN JOSEPH RIESGO Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-72 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/17/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Martin J. Riesgo License #161198, is hereby suspended without prejudice beginning August 17, 2018 having been duly notified telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 17, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque, for failing to provide fingerprints.

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. (1) License categories shall include the following and others C (3) License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set(s) of fingerprints and a recent photograph. Any license applicant that is under the age of 18 years of age is exempt from the requirement to submit fingerprint cards.

(a) All license applicants shall be required to be re-fingerprinted every six years and re- photographed periodically as determined by the commission. (b) Requirements for fingerprints may be fulfilled by: (i) submission of fingerprints; or (ii) verification that fingerprints were submitted for processing; (iii) submission of a fingerprint reciprocity affidavit; or (iv) provide proof of licensure from another jurisdiction to which fingerprints were submitted within the last six years.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (M)(2) DURATION OF LICENSE: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: NELSON ARROYO Ruling Date: 8/16/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2018-DMR-21 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Agent ERICK “NELSON” ARROYO is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1530 (Cases Not Covered by Rules and Regulations – failure to conduct business in a proper manner)
Name: Horacio Isidro-Muro Ruling Date: 8/16/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2018-DMR-20 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise rider HORACIO I. MURO is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (Use of Riding Crop – Excessive use during morning training).
Name: MICHAEL W MCCARTHY Ruling Date: 8/16/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2018-DMR-22 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer MICHAEL McCARTHY is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct – abusive behavior) at Del Mar Race Track on August 13, 2018.
Name: DEAN R SANTANTONIO Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-158 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Santantonio failed to have #3 Ballerina Rosa at the track three hours prior to post time of race 1 on 8/14/18. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-09(C)  15-99
Name: JOEL BERNDT Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18073 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Joel Berndt is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for using a halter and lip chain in the post parade on Wickets Way in the 5th Race at Canterbury Park on August 9, 2018, in violation of the Stewards' Directive which has appeared on every overnight beginning with the overnight for races on June 17, 2018, and reads as follows: "ATTENTION HORSEMEN: Upon leaving the paddock for a race, the halter and lip chain MUST be REMOVED from the horse. No horse may wear a halter and lip chain in the post parade or on its way to the gate. By Order of the Stewards."

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authorityof stewards; Subp. 3.A.(4)-Criteria and bases for stewards' decisions. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 3.B.C.-Assignment of categories and determination of fine amount; Subp. 5.-Amount of fines; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: VICTOR MENDOZA ESCOBAR Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-69 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Jockey license #282813 issued to Victor Escobar is hereby rescinded without prejudice, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (M)(2)Duration Of License Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: Jorge R Torres Martinez Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18072 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jorge Torres Martinez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount The Fiscal Storm more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on August 9, 2018 (2nd whip rule violation during the 2018 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 riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: GILBERT BEN Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-70 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/25/2018 Suspension End: 2/21/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Gilbert Ben, 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 Board of Stewards on August 15, 2018, for altercation of federal forms (health certificate) Colorado Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, certificate number #8754572317829 for the horse “My Man Richie” on July 17, 201, at The Downs at Albuquerque. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 5.2.1.9 (B)(4) (d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection. Licensee is found to be in violation of:16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING

This penalty has aggravating Circumstances: Gilbert Ben falsified the health certificate by adding the horse “My Man Richie” that was not inspected by the veterinarian. After hearing testimony and presenting evidence the Board of Stewards issued Gilbert Ben a penalty of: 1. A fine in the amount of two thousand and five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before ,September 15, 2018 , in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension. 2. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 25, 2018, through February 20 , 2019 inclusive. 3. During said time of applicable suspension, Gilbert Ben 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 under the care of Gilbert Ben are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found to be in violation of:16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING 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: Jaqueline Monique Keim Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP003 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/5/2018 Suspension End: 12/2/2018
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed of a hearing, and having failed to appear on August 10, 2018 the Board of Stewards has determined Monique Jaqueline Keim (ADG #23363) is hereby suspended ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY CALENDAR DAYS (credited 66 days served after being summarily suspended on June 5, 2018) through December 2, 2018, with the recommendation to the Director that the license be revoked.

During the term of this suspension, Monique Jaqueline Keim is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming (Racing Division).

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-121.E(2); A.R.S. 5-108(A)(1);

Name: EDDIE ACEVES Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Washington Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: Oly 18-003 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/15/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On May 17, 2018, jockey Eddie Aceves, after failing to meet an original agreement to repay a debt to Tri City Horse Raicng, agreed to a second payment plan to make restitution regarding a debt owed of $2,502.00. Mr Aceves agreed to make payments of $500 per month until such time as the full amount was paid. As of this date, August 15, 2018 Mr. Aceves has remitted only one payment, and as such, is hereby declared ineligible to hold a license until the entire remaining amount of $2,002.00 is paid in full.

WAC 260-28-030

While declared ineligible Eddie Aceves is denied access to and privileges of any and all restricted areas coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.

You have the right to challenge this ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the penalty will be imposed.

Name: TYLER SONNY CONNER Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2018-DMR-19 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/22/2018 Suspension End: 8/24/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey TYLER CONNER who rode MUSIC TO MY EARS in the seventh race at Del Mar Race Track on August 12, 2018 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (August 22, 23 and 24, 2018) for failure to maintain a straight course in the stretch and causing interference. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules-Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: ALEX JOHN TOMAN Ruling Date: 8/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-157 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/14/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Toman is hereby suspended until he pays the $500.00 entry fee for #9 Rack Up A Win, scratched from Ohio Sire Stakes race 11 on 7/16/18. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(6)  12-99
Name: CHRIS L PAGE Ruling Date: 8/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-156 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Page engaged in an extended conversation with another driver on the race track after the post parade of race 12 on 8/6/18. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29(A)(12)  17-99
Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 8/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-68 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Wes T. Giles having been duly notified appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 12, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Enb Uptown Funk”, entered in the 8th race on August 11, 2018 at The 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 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. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Wes T. Giles a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 12, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: Kent Desormeaux Ruling Date: 8/12/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2018-DMR-18 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey KENT DESORMEAUX 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 11, 2018.
Name: NICOLE M FORNARA Ruling Date: 8/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 18-072 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Saturday, August 11, 2018, a steward's conference was held with groom Nicole M. Fornara regarding her 2018 WHRC license application. WHRC investigators provided documentation indicating Nicole M. Fornara has had multiple criminal convictions including drug violations. Accordingly, the WHRC board of stewards grant Nicole M. Fornara a WHRC license with the following conditions; 1) Ms. Fornara is subject to random drug screening at the discretion of the board of stewards as stipulated in WAC 260-34-030; 2) Ms. Fornara shall not violate any of the provisions of WAC 260-34-020 Drug and alcohol violations; 3) Ms. Fornara may not engage in any activity resulting in her being charged or convicted of any gross misdemeanor or felony crime; 4) Ms. Fornara may not engage in any conduct that would result in a violation of the Rules of Racing. Any violations of these conditions may result in the immediate suspension or revocation of her WHRC license(s). The conditions placed upon Nicole M. Fornara license(s) shall remain in effect until such time as they are removed by the WHRC board of stewards.

WAC 260-24-510 (3.a.v.)

You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: MARK N HIBDON Ruling Date: 8/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Gillespie County Fairground
Ruling Number: GCF655 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Mark Neil Hibdon, having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Gillespie County Fair Board of Stewards on 08/11/2018. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Hibdon is hereby fined two-hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars for failure to start the horse "YOUNG HOMIE" in the 6th race at Gillespie County Fair on 07/21/2018.

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

Name: GREGORY JULIEN Ruling Date: 8/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-57 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a hearing Groom/Hot Walker Gregory Julien is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for falsification of his 2018 IRGC license application.
Name: Matthew Douglas Sheffler Ruling Date: 8/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 18-073 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Saturday, August 11, 2018, a steward's conference was held with Matthew D. Sheffler regarding his 2018 WHRC license application. WHRC investigators provided documentation indicating Mr. Sheffler failed to list multiple misdemeanor convictions on his 2018 WHRC license application. Accordingly, the WHRC board of stewards fined him $100.00 for failing to list his full criminal history and granted Mr. Sheffler a WHRC license with the following conditions- 1) Mr. Sheffler is subject to random drug testing at the discretion of the board of stewards as stipulated in WAC 260-34-030; 2) Mr. Sheffler shall not violate any of the provisions of WAC 260-34-020 drug violations; 3) Mr. Sheffler may not engage in any conduct that would result in a violation of the Rules of Racing. Any violations of these conditions may result in the immediate suspension or revocation of his WHRC license(s). The conditions placed upon Mr. Shefflers's license(s) shall remain in effect until such time as they are removed by the WHRC board of stewards. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-24-510(3.v) WAC 260-36-050 WAC 260-36-120 WAC 260-84-060

You have the right to challenge this stewards' ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: LUIS ALBERTO CANCHARI Ruling Date: 8/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18071 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Luis Canchari is hereby declared ineligible for licensing by the Minnesota Racing Commission for failure to fully comply with Stewards' Ruling C17079 pursuant to the stipulation signed in State of Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings OAH Docket Number 60-2600-34620 dated March 2, 2018.

Canchari completed his 90-day suspension on August 2, 2018, but failed to pay his civil penalty of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000).

Once Canchari has made full restitution to the MRC, his ineligibility for licensing will be rescinded. However, pursuant to terms of the aforementioned OAH Docket Number, Canchari agreed he will not submit an application for any license to participate in horse racing in Minnesota until the matter is resolved by the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 10.-Financial responsibility. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 2.A.-Categories of violations. Subp. 3.A.B.C.-Assignment of categories and determination of fine amount; Subp. 5.-Amount of fines; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: Robin Irelan Ruling Date: 8/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22989 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of owner license requirements. (Temporary owner license expired 7/20/2018).
 
Name: WENDI RENEE FREEBURG Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP004 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/5/2018 Suspension End: 12/2/2018
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed of a hearing, and having failed to appear on August 10, 2018 the Board of Stewards has determined Wendi Renee Freeburg (ADG #23362) is hereby suspended ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY CALENDAR DAYS (credited 66 days served after being summarily suspended on June 5, 2018) through December 2, 2018, with the recommendation to the Director that the license be revoked.

During the term of this suspension, Wendi Renee Freeburg is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming (Racing Division).

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-121.E(2); A.R.S. 5-108(A)(1);

Name: Xiomara M Chinchilla Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 56-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 10, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(56-2018)

Groom Xiomara Michelle Chinchilla, DOB: 08/20/1984, RCI ID: 1957486, having waived her right to a hearing, is hereby fined the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for falsification of her 2018 State License application. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1, 2.5.1.3, 3.4.1, and 3.4.1.15. Fines due within 48 hours. (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: REYES MANUEL GOMEZ Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-64 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Reyes Gomez, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 10, 2018, regarding his excessive use of the whip during the running of the 4th race on August 8, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race Track. 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)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Reyes Gomez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: OSCAR NUNEZ-HERRERA Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-034 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/6/2018 Suspension End: 11/4/2018
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE "MS POLLITICAL CASH" THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 7TH RACE ON 7/13/2018 TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "CLENBUTEROL". ON 8/6/2018, THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. THEREFORE, OWNER/TRAINER OSCAR NUNEZ-HERRERA IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 8/6/2018, AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: OSCAR NUNEZ-HERRERA Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-034-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/6/2018 Suspension End: 11/4/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-034 - Case Continued ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING ON 8/10/2018 AT 9:00 AM.
Name: OSCAR NUNEZ-HERRERA Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-034-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/6/2018 Suspension End: 11/4/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-034 - Ruling Final Outcome. 18-FMT-034A SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TR OSCAR NUNEZ-HERRERA HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING.BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, MR. NUNEZ-HERRERA SHALL BE SUSPENDED FOR 90 DAYS BEGINNING 8/6/2018 THROUGH 11/3/2018 AND FINED $1500.00. THE HORSE IS ORDERED DISQUALIFIED FROM 1ST PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 7TH RACE AT FMT ON 7/13/2018.
Name: NICHOLAS L DEVILLE Ruling Date: 8/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22988 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/10/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Nicholas is hereby evicted from the Evangeline Downs Association grounds for behavior unbecoming a licensed trainer (arrested for breaking into a vehicle on the backside).
Name: KIRT WILLIAM CLARK Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-037 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/8/2018 Suspension End: 9/21/2018
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT THE URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE, "COWGIRLSRUNNINGREBEL" THAT PLACED 2ND IN THE 7TH RACE ON 7/7/2018, DID TEST POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG ALBUTEROL. ON 8/8/2018 THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC, HEALTH AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. OWNER/TRAINER KIRT WILLIAM WAYNE CLARK, IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 8/8/2018 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, MR. CLARK IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: KIRT WILLIAM CLARK Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-037-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/8/2018 Suspension End: 9/21/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-037 - Case Continued- ORDER TO APPEAR FOR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING FOR 8/14/2018 AT 9:00 AM.
Name: KIRT WILLIAM CLARK Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-037-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/8/2018 Suspension End: 9/21/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-037 - Ruling Final Outcome. SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TR KIRT WILLIAM WAYNE CLARK HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING. BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE FMT BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT THE LICENSE SHALL BE SUSPENDED FOR 45 DAYS, 8/8/2018 THROUGH 9/21/2018 AND FINED THE SUM OF $1500.00. THE HORSE IS DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 7TH RACE AT FMT ON 7/7/2018.
Name: BRIAN EDWIN MUSE Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-036 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/7/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE "SHES POLITICAL" THAT PLACED 2ND IN THE 11TH RACE ON 7/22/2018 TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "CLENBUTEROL". ADDITIONALLY, A SECOND REPORT WAS RECEIVED STATING THAT THE URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE "SHEBASWEETTRAIN" THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 12TH RACE ON 7/22/2018 TESTED POSITIVE FOR "CLENBUTEROL". ON 8/7/2018, THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. THEREFORE, BRIAN EDWIN MUSE IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 8/7/2018, AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: BRIAN EDWIN MUSE Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-036-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/7/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-036 - Case Continued ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING ON 8/14/2018 AT 9:30 AM.
Name: BRIAN EDWIN MUSE Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-036-CC1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/7/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-036 - Case Continued 18-FMT-036A..ON 8/14/2018, THIS MATTER CAME BEFORE THE FMT BOARD OF STEWARDS ON THE SHOW CAUSE HEARING HELD PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE BOARD SUMMARILY SUSPENDING THE LICENSE OF OWNER/TR BRIAN MUSE. MR. MUSE SHOWS IN PERSON WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. UPON TESTIMONY AND STATEMENTS ENTERED, IT IS HEREBY SET ASIDE PENDING A HEARING ON THE MERITS. BY AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES THE HEARING ON THE MERITS FOR THIS MATTER WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS OFFICE ON 9/25/2018 AT 9:30 AM.
Name: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18060 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 # AL-MAR REBA BABE in the eleventh race finishing fourth at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on August 7, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 11 (B) - Any horse going inside three or more pylons shall be disqualified and place last in the official order of finish. Driver Longo finished fourth placed last.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 11 (B) - Pylons

Race #11 August 7, 2018

1st #7 Silverlode 2nd #8 Dougs Hobby Horse 3rd #5 CW Raisinette 4th #1 Margin Call 5th #2 Awesomely Awesome

Name: ALDO ZAMORA-PEDROZA Ruling Date: 8/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 18-071 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 75 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, jockey agent Aldo Zamora-Pedroza is hereby assessed a fine of $75.00 for failing to honor a call with his rider for Saturday September 11, 2018. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-32-400 (7)

Name: RICHARD THOMAS MAGEE Ruling Date: 8/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18059 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Rick Magee who drove #6 WHATITDOBABYBOO finishing fourth in race #5 at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on August 7, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0200 Subpart 1 F - Fail to come up into position and on the gate. This is driver Magee third offence.

MRC Rule 7884.0200 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority

Name: Efren Esparza Moreno Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2737 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom/Hot Walker Efren Esparza Moreno was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 8/8/18.

Mr. Esparza Moreno is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he had a partially full bottle of tequilla in his dorm room in the restricted stable area at Retama Park on 8/7/18.

First violation within 365 days.

Name: FRANCISCO GUILLERMO GILES Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 183021 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 IRB OCCUPATION LICENSE OF JOCKEY FRANCISCO GILES IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR NONPAYMENT OF THE FINES ASSOCIATED WITH IRB STEWARDS' RULING NUMBER 173040. UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE AFOREMENTIONED FINES ARE PAID BY MR. GILES, IN FULL, TO THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD, HE SHALL BE INELIGIBLE FOR AN IRB LICENSE OF ANY TYPE. FURTHERMORE, WHILE HE IS SUSPENDED, MR. GILES IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL RACE TRACKS, TRAINING FACILITIES, AND WAGERING FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD. IRB RULES: 1303.60 (UNPAID FINES) 1322.10 (SUSPENSION UNTIL PAID) 1408.90 (REVOCATION OF LICENSE)
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/10/2018
Ruling Text: Owner and Trainer: Jesus M. Soto., having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards, waived his right to a hearing, on August 8, 2018, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, in sample E276260, after it was collected from the horse “Kissin Coronas” which finished 2nd in the 1st race, July 1, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track; Jesus M. Soto waived his rights to a hearing. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and refused.

Licensee is found in violation of : 15.2.6.9(C)(1) 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. 15.2.6.9(C)(3) NMAC: There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For this a First - Class 3B medication violation the Board of Stewards assessed to Jesus M. Soto a penalty as follows.

      1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 11, 2018, through September 9, 2018, inclusive.
      2. Seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollar fine to paid on or before September 7, 2018, 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 will result in 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 “Kissin Coronas” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning July 17 , 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until it passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
      4. The horse “Kissin Coronas” is hereby disqualified from Second Place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on July 1, 2018 at the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. My Hearts Princess
                  2. Afirstvalianthero
                  3. Chicka Chicka
                  4. Lion Speed
                  5. Venetian Paradise
                  6. Essohess
                  7. Jess Dungarees
Unplaced “Kissin CoronasThis ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility and 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." 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) NMAC: 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.” 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: STEVEN M ASMUSSEN Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3472 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Steven Asmussen was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 8/8/18.

Mr. Asmussen is hereby fined five hundred ($500) dollars because a post - race serum sample labeled LS056748, taken from his horse, "Little Sarge," that won the 4th race on 6/2/18 at Lone Star Park contained excess Phenylbutazone @ 3.4 +/- 0.2 mg/ml. The serum sample also contained Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) @ 24.6 +/- 0.8 mg/ml.

First violations in this category within 365 days.

Name: Blas Mendez Juarez Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 183020 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER BLAS JUAREZ IS HEREBY ASSESSED A TOTAL OF SIX-HUNDERED DOLLARS ($600.00) IN CIVIL PENALTIES, AS FOLLOWS: $300 FOR PROVIDING FALSE/INCOMPLETE INFORMATION ON HIS 2018 IRB LICENSE APPLICATION, AND: $300 FOR PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MEETING IN A CAPACITY FOR WHICH HE IS NOT LICENSED. ALL FINES MUST BE PAID WITHIN 30-DAYS OF THIS RULING. IRB RULES: 502.90 (FALSIFYING ANSWERS & OMITTING FACTS) 502.120 (OWNERS) 502.830 (LIMITATIONS ON LICENSE)
Name: MICHAEL W JOHNSON Ruling Date: 8/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 181033 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER MIKE W. JOHNSON, HAVING RE-SUBMITTED SUITABLE PAYMENT FOR A NSF CHECK FOR A LICENSE FEE, IS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A LICENSE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. IRB RULE 502.20
Name: JASON ALLEN MAIER Ruling Date: 8/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18058 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver / Owner Jason Maier failed to comply with orders from the test barn veterinarian resulting in a fifty ($50.00) dollar fine. MRC Rule 7897.0100 Subpart 7 - No person shall fail to comply with orders of security or racing officials.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7897.0100 Subpart 7 - Cooperation of Racing Officials

Name: NORMAN T WATTS Ruling Date: 8/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 183019 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 IRB OCCUPATION LICENSE OF GROOM NORMAN T. WATTS IS HEREBY RESCINDED AS HE IS NO LONGER EMPLOYED IN THAT CAPACITY. IRB RULES: 1402.50 & 506.50
Name: ANDREW MORGAN JENKINS Ruling Date: 8/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2732 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider Andrew Morgan Jenkins, having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 08/07/18 and pursuant to an agreed settlement is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for being in possession of contraband, 3 sealed alcoholic beverages inside a twelve pack box of Coors Light inside barn 2 tack room A at Retama Park on 08/01/18.

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

Name: TRACY ANDREW NORRIS Ruling Date: 8/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2733 Ruling Type: Unlicensed Participant
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer Tracy Norris having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 08/07/18. Mr. Norris is hereby issued a written warning for working an unlicensed employee. In the matter of ticket #1066 Mr. Norris explained that he was doing everything in his power to get his groom licensed including sending him back to Delaware to get a birth certificate. He also testified that Retama Park Security Chief Steve Wilson said it was fine to let him stay on the backside as long as they were working to get the groom licensed.

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

Name: KYLE HUSTED Ruling Date: 8/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18057 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Kyle Husted who drove #1 CRUSIN FOR YOU in the ninth race finishing fifth at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - whipping first offence

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 (T) 5 - Whipping

Name: FILIBERTO QUIROZ Ruling Date: 8/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-58 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Filiberto Quiroz having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 4, 2018, for failure to have his entrys,”Blazin Jeffery”and “Borrachos Dream” in the paddock at the designated time for the 8th race on July 29, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (C) (22) presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 4, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 8/5/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-179 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDUARDO NICASIO IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1688(b)(2) (USE OF RIDING CROP-STRIKING HORSE DURING THE WARM UP PERIOD) PRIOR TO THE THIRD RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON AUGUST 4, 2018.
Name: TAMMY KAY JOHNSON Ruling Date: 8/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-57 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Tammy Kay Johnson having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 4, 2018 regarding a security citation for working unlicensed help (in the test barn) July 29, 2018, at The downs at Albuquerque Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

The Board of Stewards assessed Tammy kay Johnson a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before September 4, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension. 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

Name: TRAVIS SEEKMAN Ruling Date: 8/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184088 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER TRAVIS SEEKMAN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50 FOR FAILURE TO REPORT FOR VIDEO REVIEW ON 3 AUGUST 2018. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE # 1306.110 E (CONTROL THE HORSES, DRIVERS, AND ASSISTANTS AND PUNISH BY A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $500 OR BY SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION, ANY PERSON WHO SHALL FAIL TO OBEY THEIR ORDERS OR THE RULES).
Name: JUAN DE DIOS ACOSTA Ruling Date: 8/4/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-63 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Juan De Dios Acosta, Permit #12547; DOB 10/3/1981, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100) Dollars for violation of West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-28.3.b, which reads: “A jockey shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.” Mr. Acosta failed to fulfill his riding engagement on Friday, August 3rd 2018. All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within seven days (7) calendar days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the stewards. 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 Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
Name: JUAN FRANCO Ruling Date: 8/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184087 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER JUAN FRANCO IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $300 FOR CAUSING VISIBLE INJURY WHILE WHIPPING #3 FOX VALLEY HOSS IN THE FIRST RACE ON 2 AUGUST 2018. 1ST OFFENSE- WHIPPING VIOLATION. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE # 1318.90 C) 5) (CAUSING VISIBLE INJURY).
Name: TIMOTHY CURTIN Ruling Date: 8/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184086 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER TIM CURTIN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHILE DRIVING #1 JUSTALITTLEPARTY IN THE FOURTH RACE ON 29 JULY 2018. MR. CURTIN DRIFTED IN NEAR THE FINISH LINE IMPEDING THE PROGRESS OF #2 MY KIND OF TERROR. JUSTALITTLEPARTY FINISHED THIRD PLACED FOURTH. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE #1318.10 J (CHANGE COURSE AFTER SELECTING A POSITION IN THE HOME STRETCH IN SUCH MANNER AS TO INTERFERE WITH ANOTHER HORSE).
Name: FRANK C. RANDAZZO Ruling Date: 8/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 183018 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER FRANK C. RANDAZZO, JR. IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR ENTERING AN INELIGLBE HORSE (GEORGIE MY BOY) IN THE THRID RACE AT FAIRMOUNT PARK ON JULY 17, 2018, THEREBY NECESSITATING A SCRATCH FROM THE PROGRAM. IRB RULE: 1413.230(J)
Name: JAMES MAROHN Ruling Date: 7/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 100-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving # 3 BALLERAT BOOMERANG in race # 12 at Yonkers on 7/31/18 Mr. Marohn Jr. did remove his foot from the stirrup and used it for reasons other than removing ear plugs. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this infraction.</div>
Name: CHARLIE AMARO Ruling Date: 7/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 18-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/3/2018 Suspension End: 8/6/2018
Ruling Text: <div>     The Stewards posted an Inquiry after the running of the of the 2nd race on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 and Jockey Jeremias Flores rider of the "Mandolin Wins"  (#3) claimed foal against "Thunderbird Wings" (#4) ridden by Jockey Charlie Amaro.  After reviewing the video and talking to the riders: the Stewards disqualified "Thunderbird Wings" from 1st positions and placed that horse 3rd for interfering with "Mandolin Wins" in the stretch.  Jockey, Charlie Amaro is suspended for 3 racing days effective Saturday, August 3, 2018, Monday, August 5, 2018 and Tuesday, August 6, 2018.</div>
Name: JASON J BARTLETT Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 98-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2018 Suspension End: 8/2/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JASON J BARTLETT Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 98-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2018 Suspension End: 8/2/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Bartlett did swerve out at the 7/8s mark while driving # 3 O U SEXY GUY at Yonkers on 7/29/18 in race # 3. He caused interference with # 9 FIJI and finished 4th but placed 7th for this driving infraction. Mr. Bartlett has waived his right to an appeal therfor his suspension of 8 days has been reduced to 3.</div>
Name: DENNIS M WASHINGTON Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 73-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1, "IDEAL ROMANCE," in Race 6 - Euro Rail at top of stretch.</div>
Name: CESAR MENDEZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-97 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 Cesar Mendoza 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, before the Board of Stewards on July 30, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” in horse “Mr. Moo” (Test Sample #: E282220) who finished SECOND place in the 10th race on June 22, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 309 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Irving Fournier.

Irving Fournier, the trainer of record for horse “Mr. Moo”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This Irving Fournier’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Cesar Mendoza’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess 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)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Mr. Moo” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 14, 2018). 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 “Mr. Moo” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on June 22, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Dukati
                2. Cloud Harbor
                3. Prospectors Note
                4. Razorback Red
                5. Rock Hard City
                6. Peeta
Unplaced“Mr. Moo” Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations15.2.1.9(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.
Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/9/2018 Suspension End: 9/23/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Irving Fournier 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, before the Board of Stewards on July 30, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” in horse “Mr. Moo” (Test Sample #: E282220) who finished SECOND place in the 10th race on June 22, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 309 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Irving Fournier.

Cesar Mendoza, the owner of record for horse “Mr. Moo”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This Cesar Mendoza’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Irving Fournier’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 9, 2018, through September 22, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before August 30, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Irving Fournier is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Irving Fournier are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Irving Fournier must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 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: GEORGE BRENNAN Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 99-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3 (Bills Fella) in race 12 you did fail to come up into and stay in position behind the gate.</div>
Name: JEFF R AMANN Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 4-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of #6 CAKEATIN ANNIEMAY in the 9th race, you did change drivers after program time.</div>
Name: RAYMOND E. FISHER Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 3-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: RAYMOND E. FISHER Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 3-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You are being fined $250.00 for displaying unprofessional conduct in the paddock.</div>
Name: jose angel lezcano Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 8-2018INTL 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: <div>Jockey Jose Lezcano, rider of "Virtual Machine" (#8), is suspended for 5 NYRA racing days for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on July 27, 2018. </div>
Name: RAHEIM T STRONG Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 27-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of #1 (Bad Cantab) in race six at Tioga Downs on Friday, July 27, 2018 you did change drivers after programming time.</div>
Name: Nathan Keith Sobey Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-53 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 286(a) Chin strap not fastened while on track
Name: Nathan Keith Sobey Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-53-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-53 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: CURTIS LEE WEEMS Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2726 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/26/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Curtis Lee Weems was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 7/26/18.

Mr. Weems is hereby suspended for at least 180 days commencing on 7/26/18, because he tested positve for Marijuana on a field test drug kit at Retama Park on 7/26/18.

Reinstatement is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the Texas Racing Commission Medical Review Officer, the providing of a negative urine sample and compliance with any aftercare requirements.

First violation within this category.

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

Name: JOSEPH BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 96-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving # 8 PIECE OF THE ROCK in Race # 1 at Yonkers on 7/27/18 Mr. Bongiorno did commit an Euro Rail violation at the 7/8s mark. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this infraction. </div>
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-51 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 286(a) Chin Strap not fastened
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-51-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-51 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-52 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458(2)© Exaggerated whipping
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-52-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-52 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JASON J BARTLETT Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 97-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Bartlett did fail to keep a line in each hand before the 3/4 mark while driving # 1 SGT PAPA DADDY in race # 1 at Yonkers on 7/27/18. He has been fined $ 250.00 for this infraction.</div>
Name: RICARDO SANTANA Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 4-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. is fined $2,000 for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on July 26, 2018.</div>
Name: CESAR NUNEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-45 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Cesar Nunez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2018. The hearing was in regarding a lab report from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “American Politics” (Test Sample #: NM31255), who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on June 1, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed.

Carlos Acosta Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “American Politics”, and was duly notified.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):

For Cesar Nunez first Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess 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)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “American Politics” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning June 20, 2018). 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. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “American Politics” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on June 1, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Ur a Nutrias Fury
                                2. Sr Ima Runaway
                                3. Meleros Terror
                                4. Crème Dela Cartel
                                5. A Super Sonic Boom
                                6. Famous She Is
Unplaced “American Politics” Appeal Procedures 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: IRAD ORTIZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 5-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. is fined $2,000 for careless riding during the running of the 5th race on July 26, 2018.</div>
Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-44 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/25/2018 Suspension End: 1/23/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Carlos Acosta Jr, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Jayhoon” ( Test Sample #: NM 31259), who finished 1st in the 5th race on June 1, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and confirmed.

Cesar Nunez, is the owner of record for horse “Jayhoon”.

Carlos Acosta Jr. is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence 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)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For Carlos Acosta Jr’s Third Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A 120 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 25, 2018, through January 22, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and will become effective immediately if those rulings are amended
    2. ($3000.00) Three Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 26, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “Jayhoon” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning June 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Carlos Acosta 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). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carlos Acosta Jr. 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 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) 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."

Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 7/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/27/2018 Suspension End: 9/25/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Carlos Acosta Jr, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically, waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “American Politics” ( Test Sample #: NM 31255), who finished 1st in the 3rd race on June 1, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and confirmed.

Cesar Nunez, is the owner of record for horse “American Politics”.

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence 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)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For Carlos Acosta Jr’s Second Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 27, 2018, through September 24, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($2000.00) Two Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 26, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “American Politics” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning June 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Carlos Acosta 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). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carlos Acosta Jr. 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 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) 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."

Name: TROND SMEDSHAMMER Ruling Date: 7/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 26-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/1/2018 Suspension End: 8/3/2018
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of #1 (Charismo) in race three on Friday, July 20, 2018, you bore in and interfered with #9 (Frank Hanover) on the final turn.  You finished first, were disqualified, and placed seventh.   Having considered your previous penalties, and having waived your right of appeal, your driving suspension has been reduced from eight days to three days.  This is a DRIVING suspension only.</div>
Name: TROND SMEDSHAMMER Ruling Date: 7/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 26-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/1/2018 Suspension End: 8/3/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: DOLORES D BASILONE Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 71-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>On July 26, 2018 as Trainer of record at Monticello Raceway in the 9th race, the #5, "Mossies Art" you did fail to arrive to the paddock on time.</div>
Name: DOLORES D BASILONE Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 72-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>On July 26, 2018 as Trainer of record at Monticello Raceway in the 10th race, the #3, "Giddyalltougot" you did fail to arrive to the paddock on time.</div>
Name: SHAWN M MCDONOUGH Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 2-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: SHAWN M MCDONOUGH Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 2-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of horse #5 (Frankies Rockngirl) in the 11th race, you are hereby fined $100.00 for whipping one handed before the 3/4 pole.</div>
Name: RAJIV MARAGH Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 3-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Jockey Rajiv Maragh is fined $2000 for failure to ride in a professional manner in the 6th race on July 23, 2018.</div>
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 1-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the driver of horse #4 (With Wings) in the 11th race, you did change the driver after program time.</div>
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 1-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: DAVID L SPAGNOLA Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 58-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/4/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2018
Ruling Text: <div>The horse (Yamaka), trained by you, tested positive for stanozolol from the race on May 19, 2018.  Yamaka was subsequently retested and cleared to resume racing.  The horse was disqualified from his first place finish, the purse money received for that 1st place finish is to be returned for redistribution.  Having appeared before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your fine in the amount of One Thousand dollars ($1,000.00) has been reduced to Five Hundred dollars ($500.00) and your suspension of 30 (Thirty) days is reduced to 15 (Fifteen) days. <font face="Times New Roman" size=2>ORDERED, that during his period of suspension, respondent David L. Spagnola shall  not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing, he shall be denied the privileges and use of the grounds of New York State racetracks, and he shall be forbidden to participate in any share of purses.  In addition, every horse shall be denied the  privileges of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing (i) that is owned or trained by respondent David L. Spagnola during his period of suspension, (ii) that is owned or trained by any individual who continues to serve as his agent or employee during his period of suspension, or (iii) for which he directly or indirectly makes or executes, during his period of suspension, any arrangement with an owner or other person to care for, train, enter in a race, invoice, collect fees or other payments related to, employ workers for, or otherwise handle.</font></div>
Name: DAVID L SPAGNOLA Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 58-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/4/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: NICHOLAS J TOMLINSON-ALLEYNE Ruling Date: 7/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 2-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Assistant Trainer Nicholas Tomlinson-Alleyne is fined $200 for failing to take care of business in a proper manner.</div>
Name: BRYAN A ANDERSEN Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 25-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of #1 (Safe Harbor) in race 8 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 22, 2018 you did cross the inside limits of the course.</div>
Name: MARK L ATHEARN Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 22-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of horse #5 (He's In Gear) you did change drivers after programming time.</div>
Name: JUAN CARLOS GOTERA Ruling Date: 7/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18048PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "INCREDIBLE CUT" IN THE 8TH RACE, JULY 24, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggins certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 4, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 14, 2018. 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: FRANK MULTARI Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 55-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #4 (Dinner Guest) that raced on 7/7/18, are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: FRANK MULTARI Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 56-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While at the test barn on 7/7/18, you failed to conduct yourself in a forthright, gentlemanly manner and used improper language toward an appointee of the New York State Gaming Commission.  </div>
Name: GAETAN J BRUNET Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 24-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of #4 (Dreams Beachboy) in race 5 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 22, 2018 you did cross the inside limits of the course.</div>
Name: FRANK J COPPOLA Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 57-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #6 (Flem N Em N) on 7/7/18, you crossed the inside limits of the course in the last turn.  </div>
Name: CLAUDE L HUCKABONE Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 26-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of horse #1 FITZMAGIC in the 5th race at Vernon Downs on Friday July 20, 2018, you failed to have horse in paddock at prescribed time.</div>
Name: FERN A PAQUET Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 23-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive in race 3 horse #2 (Joe Larry N Curly) when programmed at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 22, 2018.</div>
Name: THOMAS GERARD MILICI Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 70-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of #3, "SOUTHERN CROSS," in Race 11, you delayed Post Parade.</div>
Name: JOSEPH PENNACCHIO Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 69-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/22/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JOSEPH PENNACCHIO Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 69-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/22/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #7, "CHEEKY LITTLE MINX," in Race 6, Bore in to #2, "MULTITASKR HANOVER," causing that horse to break stride.</div>
Name: ERIC J. GUILLOT Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 1-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Trainer Eric Guillot is hereby fined $1000.00 for having breezed horse Master Manipulator on  June 23, 2018 at Saratoga Racecourse. This in violation of NYCRR rule 4043.14 (d)  Restrictions on shock or pulse wave therapy. Having waived his right of appeal $500.00 will be stayed pending no further violation of rule 4043.14 from180 days from the date of this ruling. This penalty if reflective of information obtained in the investigation into this incident.</div>
Name: CHRISTOPHER J PROGNO Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 16-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Owner/Trainer Christopher Progno has been fined $50.00 after not showing up for a Steward's hearing after being duly notified.</div>
Name: CHRISTOPHER J PROGNO Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 17-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Owner/Trainer Christopher Progno has been fined $200.00 for behavior contrary to the best interest of Horse Racing.</div>
Name: JIMMIE K SOLOMON Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 68-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1, "LOVE TO ROCK," in Race 3, you failed to keep a line in each hand until 3/4 pole.</div>
Name: LUCIEN J BARTLETTE Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 205-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION REFUSES TO ISSUE YOU A LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN RACING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR WHICH YOU APPLIED ON 07/20/2018, RECEIPT# 1456286, FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON:</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">YOU FAILED TO COMPLY WITH LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.</font></div>
Name: RODRIGO SIGALA VALLEJO Ruling Date: 7/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-80 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey RODRIGO SIGALA VALLEJO was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 22, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “ASPIRING JESS”, in the 6th race on July 21, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, RODRIGO SIGALA VALLEJO, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 23, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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.

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: FRANCISCO CALDERON Ruling Date: 7/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-82 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Francisco Calderon was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 22, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “PILOTO STRONG”, in the 10th race on July 21, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Francisco Calderon, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 23, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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.

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: JOSE GUZMAN Ruling Date: 7/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Wyoming Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-WYO-5 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ruling No. #18-0007

In the Disciplinary Matter of Jose Guzman WPMC #18-0282, Jockey

On Sunday, July 22 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Jockey Jose Guzman requested and was granted an immediate Informal Hearing before the WPMC Board of Stewards.

Jockey Jose Guzman pleads "no contest" to the fact that he did make an obscene gesture directed at a racing official on Saturday July 21, 2018 during the running of the 3 race. He is hereby fined the sum of $100.00 (one hundred dollars) in violation of Chapter 2 Section 2 (d).

Wyoming Board of Stewards: Tom Davis / Jerry Goss / Pat Mackey

Name: STORMY RAY SMITH Ruling Date: 7/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-79 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Stormy Smith was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 22, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “NAMGISPOLITICALTEASE”, in the 4th race on July 21, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Stormy Smith, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 23, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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.

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: KIMBERLY A GRACI Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18185PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR POLISHED DEGREE IN THE 1ST RACE, JULY 21 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. THIS IS THE SECOND OFFENSE. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggins certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. 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 DOLLARS ($200.00). FINE DUE AUGUST 3 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 13 , 2018. 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: WESLEY TORRES RIVERA Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18189PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2018 Suspension End: 8/12/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. APPRENTICE JOCKEY WESLEY TORRES IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING AUGUST 8, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING AUGUST 12, 2018 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #1 BOXING BETTY TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #4 SCORESE HAVING CAME OUT INTO #4 SCORESE IN THE STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 1ST POSITION TO 6TH IN THE 5TH RACE, JULY 21, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). WESLEY TORRES IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JAMES E NICHOLSON Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18104PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER JAMES E. NICHOLSON,JR. IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "DE PUNTA A PUNTA" IN RACE #1 ON JULY 21,2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...DELIVER A HORSE LATE TO THE PADDOCK...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE IS DUE BY AUGUST 3,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 4,2018 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN 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: HOWARD WAYNE OKUSKO Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 25-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As listed driver of horse #6 RED REIGN in the 9th race at Vernon Downs on Thursday July 19, 2018, you did fail to drive horse programmed.</div>
Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-36 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfonso Borrego having been duly notified telephonically and waived a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 20, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers Off) at time of entry for “Mays O Mantle”, entered in the 19th race on May 18, 2018 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 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. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfonso Borrego a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 20, 2018 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: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: STEPHEN J ANDZEL Ruling Date: 7/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 37-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: STEPHEN J ANDZEL Ruling Date: 7/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 37-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record for horse #6 (Out Of Texas) in the 3rd race on Saturday, 7/21/2018, you are hereby fined $250.00 for failure to honor your declaration.</div>
Name: CHRISTIAN HIRALDO Ruling Date: 7/19/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-57 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/19/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Christian Hiraldo; Permit #11976; DOB 8/16/1992 Mr. Hiraldo’s license has been summarily suspended as of July 19, 2018 pending the outcome of a Board of Steward hearing. 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 Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: WILFREDO CORUJO Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18186PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/26/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY WILFREDO CORUJO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JULY 26 , 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JULY 30 , 2018 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #8 C EM SMILE TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO # 5 EXCLUSIVE LAKE HAVING CAME OUT INTO #5 EXCLUSIVE LAKE IN THE STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 1ST POSITION TO 4TH IN THE 2ND RACE, JULY 19 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). WILFREDO CORULO IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CARLOS JESUE HERNANDEZ-LATIMER Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18187PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/30/2018 Suspension End: 8/3/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY CARLOS HERNANDEZ-LATIMER IS HEREBY SUSPENDED SEVEN (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JULY 30 , 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING AUGUST 3 , 2018 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #5 BUSTIN THE BANK TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #4 LURE OF THE SOUTH HAVING CAME OUT INTO #4 LURE OF THE SOUTH NEAR THE 70 YARD POLE RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 1ST POSITION TO 2ND IN THE 7TH RACE, JULY 19 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). CARLOS HERNANDEZ-LATIMER IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: GLENN S WISMER Ruling Date: 7/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18046PI 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: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "HEATHER'S VISION" IN THE 1ST RACE, JULY 18, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggins certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 29, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 8, 2018. 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: GEORGE BRENNAN Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 95-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Brennan did commit an Euro Rail violation at the 7/8s mark while driving # 6 VALRHONA at Yonkers in race # 8 on 7/16/18. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this infraction. </div>
Name: JAMES R TAGGART Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 21-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive the #6 (Brown Titan) when programmed in race 12 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 15, 2018.</div>
Name: SCOTT ZERON Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 67-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Euro Rail violation - driving #7, "HASHTAGMADEYALOOK," in Race 7.</div>
Name: BLAKE L MACINTOSH Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 17-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of #5 (American Jo Jo) in race 3 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 15, 2018 you failed to have your horse properly equipped and did delay the start of the race.</div>
Name: EDILBERTO RAMOS DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18047PI Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/26/2018 Suspension End: 8/1/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY EDILBERTO RAMOS DOMINGUEZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JULY 26, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING AUGUST 1, 2018 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #4 "NIKE GAL" TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #2 "ANTEBELLUM" HAVING CAME OUT INTO THE PATH OF #2 "ANTEBELLUM" IN THE STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 1ST POSITION TO 2ND IN THE 8TH RACE, JULY 17, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235, 163.281 (K), AND 163.471(A). JOCKEY DOMINGUEZ IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: EDILBERTO RAMOS DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18057C Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/26/2018 Suspension End: 8/1/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. The request by, Jockey Edilberto Ramos Dominguez for an appeal of the Presque Isle Downs Board of Stewards No. 18047PI is hereby GRANTED the supersedes is also GRANTED.
Name: BRETT THOMAS SANTANGELO Ruling Date: 7/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18045PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR "GALES OF NOVEMBER" IN THE 4TH RACE, JULY 17, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggins certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. 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 DOLLARS ($200.00). FINE DUE JULY 28, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 7, 2018. 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: GARETH WYN DOWSE Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 19-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of #8 (Gussy's Realdeal) in race 10 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 15, 2018 you did change drivers after programming time.</div>
Name: DEWAYNE S MINOR Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 66-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Euro Rail violation - driving #4, "ELLAGANT CHAPTER," in Race 3.</div>
Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 18-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #6 (Zero Tolerance) in race 8 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 15, 2018 you did cross the inside limits of the course on the final turn.</div>
Name: ERVIN M MILLER Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 20-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of horse #2 (Geez Joe) in race 1 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 15, 2018 you did fail to designate a trainer in your absence.</div>
Name: BRIAN J SEARS Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 94-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Sears did "ONE HAND"  # 2 WESTERN PASSAGE before the 3/4 mark at Yonkers on 7/16/18 in Race # 5. He has been fined $ 250.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: SEAN R MCALEESE Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 16-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of #4 (A Plus Hanover) in race 2 at Tioga Downs on Saturday, July 14, 2018 you were in violation of the whipping rule.</div>
Name: OSCAR DANIEL GOMEZ Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 15-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/19/2018 Suspension End: 7/25/2018
Ruling Text: <div>"Storm Tales" (#2), ridden by Jockey Oscar Gomez, was disqualified from first position and placed second for interfering with "Mr. Carter" (#3) in the stretch, during the running of the 3rd race on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  Jockey Oscar Gomez is suspended for 7 calendar days effective Thursday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 25, 2018, inclusive. </div>
Name: OMAR ALERTO PENA Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-71 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Omar Pena waived his rights to a 10-day notice of hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 16, 2018, for failing to disclose his complete criminal history on his licensing application.

The Board of Stewards hereby fine Omar Pena in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 16, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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

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) Changes In Application Information / 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: ROBERT J. KRIVELIN Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 65-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1, "TKRS METRO SPECS," in Race 9, you failed to keep your feet in the stirrups.</div>
Name: JOSE O TORRES-BANREY Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 14-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/16/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Groom Jose Torres-Banrey is suspended for 15 calendar days effective Monday, July 16, 2018 through Monday, July 30, 2018, inclusive, for failing to submit a urine sample for drug testing when directed to do so by the racing commission investigator (Rule 4042.5).  He will be re-instated with condition after submitting a negative human drug test following the suspension.</div>
Name: DONNA M RIEDEL Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 36-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record for horse #1 (A Weekend) in the 3rd race and horse #6 (Signal Hill OK) in the 4th race, you are hereby fined $500.00 for employing a groom while not having Worker's Compensation insurance.</div>
Name: DONNA M RIEDEL Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 36-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: FRANK ROBERT MALOCSAY Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18099PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #511159104 OF FRANK R. MALOCSAY IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. .
Name: PAUL BLUMENFELD Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 93-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>On 7/13/18 you Failed to Honor Your Declaration in the 3rd race #8 VINTAGE BABE. You are hereby fined in the amount of $250.00 </div>
Name: JOYCE A HARRIS Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-35 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Joyce Harris was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “16-Hydroxystanozolol” detected in the urine of the horse “One Foxy Babe” (Test Sample #: NM30566), who finished in 2nd place in the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Joyce Harris, was the trainer of record for horse “One Foxy Babe”, and was duly notified.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):

For Joyce Harris’s first Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess 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)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “One Foxy Babe” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 3, 2018). 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. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “One Foxy Babe” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Explosive Spy
                2. A Kiss for Mom
                3. McGoldie
                4. Sippin
                5. Contradiction
                6. Sunday Rose
                7. Woodacouldadid
                8. Black Jack Sue
Unplaced “One Foxy Babe” Appeal Procedures 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: JOHN ALEXANDER MACDONALD Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 24-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of horse #7 KABU in the 8th race at Vernon Downs on Friday July 13, 2018, you failed to honor your declaration necessitating a scratch.</div>
Name: BRETT LEE CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 50-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2018 Suspension End: 7/16/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #5 (Warrior Way) on 6/28/18, shortly after the half mile point,  you struck the wheel of #4 (Royal Casanova) and subsequently caused interference to #6.  Having appeared telephonically before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your driving suspension of 8 (Eight) days is reduced to 3 (Three) days.  THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.</div>
Name: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/23/2018 Suspension End: 8/22/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Ruben Leyba was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Rg Miracle” (Test Sample #: NM30682), who finished in 2nd place in the 7th race on May 4, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined. Shirley Grisham and Lilly Leyba, are the owners of record for horse “Rg Miracle”, and was duly notified..

Ruben Leyba is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations

For Ruben Leyba’s 1st Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 23, 2018, through August 21, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) Seven Hundred Fifty Dollar fine to paid on or before August 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Ruben Leyba is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Ruben Leyba are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Ruben Leyba must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers.

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: JOSE GODINEZ Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 49-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #4 (Raksmach N) that raced on 6/23/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: CARLOS J MILIAN-TRINIDAD Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18180PN 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: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR SISTER WENDY IN THE 7TH RACE, JULY 13 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggins certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 27 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 7 , 2018. 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: BRETT LEE CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 50-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2018 Suspension End: 7/16/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: RONALD (RONNY) E RIDEOUT Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18181PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE ECONOMETRIC (MEDICATED BY MISTAKE), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 5TH RACE, JULY 13 , 2018. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE JULY 27 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 7 , 2018. 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: JACKIE L GREENE Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 53-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #5 (St Lads Moonwalk) that raced on 6/30/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: PAUL J ZABIELSKI Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 54-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #5 (Howmacsblackjack) that raced on 6/30/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: BRUCE M COOPER Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 51-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/17/2018 Suspension End: 7/19/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Silent Pine) on 7/8/18, shortly after the start, you moved to the inside crowding and causing interference to #2 (Pier Ho Exotic).  Your horse finished 5th, was disqualified and placed 9th.  Having appeared telephonically before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your driving suspension of 8 (Eight) days is reduced to 3 (Three) days.  THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.  </div>
Name: BRUCE M COOPER Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 51-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/17/2018 Suspension End: 7/19/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: SAMUEL ELOY WEBB Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18179PN 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: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR MINE THE STORE IN THE 8TH RACE, JULY 13 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggins certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 27 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 7 , 2018. 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: KENNETH R CROSS Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 52-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/13/2018 Suspension End: 7/15/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #5 (Ideal Camo) on 7/12/18, you drifted to the outside during the finishing stretch drive and caused interference to #6 (Gibus).  Your horse finished 4th but was disqualified and placed 6th.  Having appeared telephonically before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to a hearing, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your driving suspension of 8 (Eight) days is reduced to 3 (Three) days.  THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.</div>
Name: KENNETH R CROSS Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 52-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/13/2018 Suspension End: 7/15/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: pierre,charles boudot Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 17-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/17/2018 Suspension End: 7/31/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Pierre-Charles Boudot is hereby suspended 15 calendars days for gross carless riding and extremely unprofessional riding after finish of the 10th race at Belmont Park on July 7, 2018(Failure to maintain a straight course with his mount  and using his mount to make contact with the #5 Maraud John Velazquez.</div> <div>Having waived his right of appeal Mr. Boudot is hereby given permission to ride in  Designated Races</div> <div>The King Georges VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot on July 28, 2018 and The Prix De Psyche at Deauville on July 28, 2018. If Mr. Boudot riders either or both races than his suspension is extended 1 calendar to August 1, 2018.</div>
Name: pierre,charles boudot Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 17-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/17/2018 Suspension End: 7/31/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ANTHONY J REGINA Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 64-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While grooming #5, "MAY DAY," in Race 10 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, you failed to conduct yourself in a proper manner in the paddock.</div>
Name: DAVID COHEN Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 204-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION REFUSES TO ISSUE YOU A LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN RACING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR WHICH YOU APPLIED ON 04/18/2018, RECEIPT# 1450190, FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON:</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">YOU FAILED TO COMPLY WITH LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.</font></div>
Name: MYLES R MCNICHOL Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 15-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End: 7/17/2018
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of #3 (Vicki All) in race 9 at Tioga Downs on Saturday, July 7, 2018 you did hook wheels and interfered with the #6 horse (Outsidecourt) in the stretch.  Your horse finished fourth, was disqualified and placed fifth.  Having considered the situation, reviewed your previous penalties, and having waived your right of appeal, your suspension has been reduced from 8 days to 3 days.  This is a DRIVING suspension only.</div>
Name: MYLES R MCNICHOL Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 15-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End: 7/17/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: MICHAEL E MCGIVERN Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 35-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #6 (My Sister's A Pain) in the 4th race, you did commit a eurorail violation in the stretch.</div>
Name: MICHAEL E MCGIVERN Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 35-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: NICK SURICK Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 23-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of horse #5 ELLA CHRISTINA in the 10th race at Vernon Downs on Thursday July 12, 2018, you changed driver after program time.</div>
Name: WILLIAM K DIBENEDETTO Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 63-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #6, "JOKES JET," in Race 6, you had a Euro Rail violation at the top of the stretch.</div>
Name: JASON J BARTLETT Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 91-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #8 (First Up) in race 2 you did engage in coversation during the post parade.</div>
Name: JOSEPH C NASSIMOS Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 22-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2018 Suspension End: 7/12/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse # 5 CAROLINE'S ANGEL in the 10th race at Vernon Downs on July 7, 2018, you bore out and interfered with horse #1 BAG O CHIPS.</div>
Name: JOSEPH C NASSIMOS Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 22-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2018 Suspension End: 7/12/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: BRANDON A PARKER Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 62-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End: 7/17/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: BRANDON A PARKER Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 62-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End: 7/17/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1, "JK PEARLS DELIGHT," in Race 5, your horse did bear out in stretch & hook wheels with #2, "HANDOVER THE ART," causing interference to #3, "ROSIE ROZZO." Your 8 day suspension has been reduced to 3.  </div>
Name: GEORGE R WEAVER Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18178PN Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to secure proper licensing. ENTERING AND RUNNING THE HORSE SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS , JUNE 2 , 2018 AND FAILING TO COMPLETE PROPER LICENSING PROCEDURES (OWNER). YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 25 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 5 , 2018. 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: TERESA KATHLEEN CONNELLY Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18044PI Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure or late to lasix security barn. OWNER/TRAINER TERESA KATHLEEN CONNELLY IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "INVISIBLE" (FAILING TO HAVE AN ATTENDANT PRESENT THEREFORE MISSED LASIX TREATMENT), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FOR THE 2ND RACE, JULY11, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 & DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4. SECTION 165.216 which reads in part: If a licensee shall fail to run an entered horse, the Stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he/she shall, on timely complicance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4 which reads in part: Provide an attendant in the immediate area of designated bleeder stalls and verify practitioners administration of lasix. FINE DUE JULY 22, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 1, 2018. 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: HOWARD GRAHAM MOTION Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18177PN Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to secure proper licensing. ENTERING AND RUNNING THE HORSE THEWAYIAM , JUNE 2 , 2018 AND FAILING TO COMPLETE PROPER LICENSING PROCEDURES (OWNER). YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 25 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 5 , 2018. 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: HOWARD GRAHAM MOTION Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18184PN Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to secure proper licensing. BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, RULING #PN18177PN DATED JULY 13, 2018 IS HEREBY RESCINDED.
Name: GEORGE BRENNAN Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 92-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Thank The Bank) in race 2 you did engage in coversation during the post parade.</div>
Name: MELVIN JAMES JACKSON Ruling Date: 7/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18043PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. THE TRAINER LICENSE #511159972 OF MELVIN JAMES JACKSON, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE (NO LONGER WORKING AS A TRAINER).
Name: MATTHEW J CURTS Ruling Date: 7/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 13-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Assistant Trainer Matthew Curts is fined $100 for failing to strictly adhere to the directions of the examining veterinarian, following the 8th race on July 4, 2018.</div>
Name: GEORGE W SHOLTY Ruling Date: 7/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 61-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Late Driver Change. As trainer of #3, "MR VICKTOR," in Race 11, you did make a driver change after programming time.</div>
Name: EMMANUEL TINEO Ruling Date: 7/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 203-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION REFUSES TO ISSUE YOU A LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN RACING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR WHICH YOU APPLIED ON 03/28/2018, RECEIPT#1449006 , FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON:</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">YOU HAVE VIOLATED A RULE (4119.11) OF THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION.</font></div>
Name: CARLOS A INIRIO Ruling Date: 7/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18042PI 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 "FASHIONEDTAYLOR", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 3RD RACE, JULY 9, 2018 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 JULY 20, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 30, 2018. 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: ROBERT J TAYLOR Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18096PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #08226786 OF ROBERT J. TAYLOR IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-57 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga-Leos 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, before the Board of Stewards on July 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Jaime Parga-Leos failing to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement, entry “THE KOOL FAVORITE” and “SIGNIFIGANT RED” in the 1st and 3rd races on June 17, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Parga-Leos in the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 9, 2018 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 and this ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(C)(1) Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards. 5.2.5.13(C)(3) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards.

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) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: JORDAN D STRATTON Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 90-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Stratton did fail to drive when programmed at Yonkers on 7/7/18 . He has been fined $ 100.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-52 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Raul Herrera was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 8, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “JESS MY CANDY”, in the 13th race on July 7, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Raul Herrera, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 8, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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.

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: DYLAN DAVIS Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 16-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Dylan Davis is hereby suspended 5 NYRA racing days, effective Sunday, August 12; Monday, August 13; Wednesday, August 15; Thursday, August 16; and Friday, August 16, 2018, inclusive, for careless riding during the running of the 4th race at Belmont Park on July 5, 2018. (failure to maintain a straight course and failure to have proper clearance with his mount when drifting out in the stretch)</div>
Name: DYLAN DAVIS Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 16-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2018
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: DYLAN DAVIS Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 16-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2018
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: MYLES R MCNICHOL Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 12-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: MARK S LIEBOWITZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 13-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While warming up your horse (#5 Mittnage A Trois) prior to the 12th race you did fail to have your horse equipped with a saddle pad.</div>
Name: MYLES R MCNICHOL Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 12-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Blueberry Heaven) in race 2 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Tioga Downs you bore in and interfered with the #3 horse (Joe Says Go) on the first turn.  Your horse finished third, was disqualified, and placed eighth. Having reviewed your previous penalties and having waived your right of appeal your suspension has been reduced from eight days to three days.  This is a DRIVING suspension only.</div>
Name: FERN A PAQUET Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 14-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive the #4 (America Ferrera) when programmed to drive in race 12 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, July 8, 2018.</div>
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 34-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of #6 KAHOKU in the 9th race, you missed post parade.</div>
Name: DAVID EDGARDO PINON Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-53 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey David Pinon was summoned and appeared for hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 8, 2018. The hearing was in regard to David Pinon failing to make his assigned weight, which resulted in a late change of rider for entry “STEAMIN EAGLE” in the 1st race on July 7, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines David Pinon in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMRC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(C)(1) Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.” 15.2.5.13(C) (12) Seven pounds is the limit of overweight any horse is permitted to carry.

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: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 88-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. miller did fail to drive when programmed  at Yonkers on 7/6/18 in races 8 and 9. He has been fined $ 200.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: TIMOTHY A TETRICK Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 89-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Tetrick did fail to drive when programmed at Yonkers on 7/6/18 for Race # 5. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: GERALD W SARAMA Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 33-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of # 7 BADLANDS DELIGHT in the 7th race, you did change drivers after program time.</div>
Name: DANIEL DUBE Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 87-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Dube did fail to drive when programmed at Yonkers on 7/6/18 in race # 4 . He has been fined $ 100.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: MICHAEL J RUSSO Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 20-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of horse #5 GINGER SPICE N in the third race at Vernon Downs on Saturday, July 7, 2018, you failed to honor your declaration necessitating a scratch.</div>
Name: KATHLEEN A GUCIARDO Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-TAM-48 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018029668 - F.S. 550.2415 violation - Flunixin
Name: HEYNER RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Palm Beach Greyhound Racing
Ruling Number: 2106107 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018-030886 - F.S. 550.2415 violation = Methocarbamol "BF PAR SLIM"
Name: ANTONIO GRILLO Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 60-2018AW Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 7/17/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ANTONIO GRILLO Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 60-2018INTL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 7/17/2018
Ruling Text: <blockquote> <blockquote> <div>You are hereby suspended for a term of 15 days reduced to 7 days and fined $1000 reduced to $500 for the following post race positive.  <font face=Arial>Respondent Antonio Grillo , as responsible trainer under 9 NYCRR § 4120.4(a), violated Commission rules in that respondent trained a horse, <em>Suits</em>, that competed in the 3rd race at Monticello Raceway on 5/31/18 and (1) the drug phenylbutazone had been administered within 48 hours before the scheduled post time of its race in violation of 9 NYCRR § 4120.2(e)(14); and (2) the laboratory conducting tests for the commission determined that a race-day blood sample taken from the horse had the substance phenylbutazone present at a concentration, including an assessment of the measurement uncertainty and imprecision of the quantitative threshold, in excess of 2 mcg/ml in plasma in violation of 9 NYCRR § 4120.3(a)(19). Your horse finished 1st and was disqualified and placed 7th for this violation.</font></div> </blockquote> </blockquote> <div> </div>
Name: MARK LOUIS TASSO Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 12-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 7/15/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Having received a report from the NYS Gaming Commission Equine Drug Testing Laboratory of the finding of<em> Phenylbutazone</em>  in the body fluid sample taken from the horse "Artus Court" (#9), which finished 2nd in the eighth race on June 12, 2018, and having waived his right to appeal, Owner/Trainer Mark Tasso is suspended for 7 calendar days effective Monday, July 9 through Sunday, July 15, 2018, inclusive, and fined $250.  </div> <div>Furthermore, "Artus Court" is disqualified from any part of the purse and the stewards order the purse redistributed as follows:</div> <ol> <ol> <ol> <li>(#5) Three No Trump</li> <li>(#9) Masta Ace</li> <li>(#6) Zhen Kai</li> <li>(#8) Atomium</li> <li>(#1) Times the Essents</li> <li>(#4) Oceans of Gold</li> <li>(#7) Heat Check</li> <li>(#2) Our Golden Chance</li> </ol> </ol> </ol> <div>During his period of suspension, Owner/Trainer Mark Tasso shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing and is denied privileges and use of the grounds of New York State race tracks and he shall be forbidden to participate in any share of purses.  In addition; every horse shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing this is (A) owned by respondent M. Tasso, no individual shall continue to serve as his agent or employee during his period of suspension, or (B) for which he directly or indirectly makes or executes, during his period of suspension, any arrangement with an owner or other person to care for, train, enter in a race, invoice, collect fees or other payments related to, employ workers or otherwise handle.</div>
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 31-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #6 (Mr Sideburns) in the 4th race, you did kick your horse during the stretch drive.</div>
Name: ROBERT D VERNEY Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 31-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ANDREW C MONTI Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 32-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ANDREW C MONTI Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 32-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #4 (Brunello N) in the 6th race, you did not follow direction from the racing officials and did not keep both feet in the stirrups for the entire race. </div>
Name: CLAUDE L HUCKABONE Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 16-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #2 MISTER DESIRE in the 1st race on June 30, 2018 at Vernon Downs in the stretch you were in violation of the whipping rule.</div>
Name: R GREGG MCNAIR Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 86-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to designate a trainer in your absence on 7/3/18 for race 7 #2 (Magnum J).</div>
Name: ANDREW J GARDNER Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 15-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/8/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Your license to participate in pari mutuel racing is suspended for 60 days and you are fined $1000.00 because you, while not a veterinarian and having no written permission from the judges, possessed on the premises of a licensed harness race track equipment usable for infusion and hypodermic injection into a horse, to wit, two loaded syringes and needlles  in a refrigerator at your barn on the backstretch of Vernon Downs on 06/01/2018 in violation of above stated rule. Eligible to participate on 09/09/2018 and payment of fine. Having filed an appeal, your 60 day suspension is stayed pending final determination of the commission. Your fine of $1000.00 must be payed in 30 days from date of this notice. Failure will result in automatic suspension until fine is paid in full per rule 4102.4.</div>
Name: ANDREW J GARDNER Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 15-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/8/2018
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: ANDREW J GARDNER Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 15-2018ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/8/2018
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: AARON BYRON Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 19-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As listed driver of horse #4 ASHLEY'S DESIRE in the 2nd race at Vernon Downs on Wednesday July 4, 2018, you did fail to drive horse programmed.</div>
Name: HOWARD WAYNE OKUSKO Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 18-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As listed driver of horse #4 MANRO in the third race at Vernon Downs on Wednesday July 4, 2018, you did fail to drive horse programmed.</div>
Name: RAYMOND VIZZI Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 17-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #4 DANZA in the 6th race at Vernon Downs on 06/30/2018, you bore out into horse #3 SHELL I BE BAD near the 3/4 pole. You finished 1st and was placed 5th.</div>
Name: RAYMOND VIZZI Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 17-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ADDIEL JOVANNY AYALA Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18039PI Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 7/15/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY ADDIEL JOVANNY AYALA IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JULY 11, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JULY 15, 2018 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #6 LEFT RIGHT CENTER TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #5 RENEWABLE HAVING CAME OUT INTO #5 RENEWABLE IN THE STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 3RD IN THE 3RD RACE, JULY 3, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). JOCKEY AYALA IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214. 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: HARRY A LANDY Ruling Date: 7/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 46-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #4 (Duckies Dynasty) that raced on 6/14/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: BRETT LEE CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 7/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 48-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (Miss Bling) on 6/22/18, you crossed the inside limits of the course near the top of the stretch.  </div>
Name: DANIEL J CAPPELLO Ruling Date: 7/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 47-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Americanation), you crossed the inside limits of the course near the top of the stretch.  </div>
Name: JORDAN D STRATTON Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 85-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving # 4 GERRIES SPORT in race # 6 at Yonkers Mr. Stratton did committ an Ero Rail violation at the 1/8  mark. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this infraction.</div>
Name: MICHAEL A FORTE Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 59-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (BullvilleFireworks) in race 10 you did kick your horse at the top of the stretch.</div>
Name: VINCENT M FUSCO Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 84-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the Trainer of record Mr. Fusco Jr. did delay the start of race # 5 with an equipment change at Yonkers for his entry # 3 ASTOR. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this infraction.</div>
Name: JACOB C RONCONE Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 11-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Groom Jacob Roncone is fined $50.00 for behavior contrary to the best interest of racing.</div>
Name: CHRISTIAN HIRALDO Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-50 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Christian Hiraldo, Permit; #11976, SS(xxx-xx-4368), is hereby fined $500.00 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS), for violation of Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-45.7.c.1, which reads: “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.” Jockey Christian Hiraldo let his mount “Windsor Calling” drift inward while not clear and caused interference to “Hot Mic” leaving the chute causing him to clip heels in the Seventh Race, June 28, 2018. Jockey Hiraldo’s mount “Windsor Calling” was disqualified from Fourth (4th) and placed Seventh (7th)). All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. 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 Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
Name: MIGUEL ANGEL PENALOZA Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18097PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. OWNER/TRAINER MIGUEL A. PENALOZA , HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR A SAFETY HAZARD (DOING UNAPPROVED ELECTRIC AND CARPENTRY WORK IN HIS BARN) IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 165.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE IS DUE BY JULY 23,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 24,2018 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: DAVID DENNIS DILIMONE Ruling Date: 7/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18049PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. TRACK EMPLOYEE DAVID DENNIS DILIMONE YOUR LICENSE IS HEREBY REVOKED PURSUANT TO VIOLATIONS OF THE PROVISIONS OF 58 PA. CODE 165.35 (2) (VI) HAS FALSIFIED ANSWERS OR MADE MISREPRESENTATIONS TO THE COMMISSION IN HIS APPLICATION FOR LICENSE AND IS NO LONGER WORKING FOR IN THIS AS A TRACK EMPLOYEE.. 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: ROBERT E MCFARLIN Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18031PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. HAVING FAILED TO CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE PROPER MANNER (MEDICATED WRONG HORSE ) ON, JULY 8, 2018, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE (CANDYROCK) FROM THE 6TH RACE, JUNE 25, 2018. IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 165.201. SECTION 165.201: The Stewards shall have the power to resolve matters before them including those which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Stewards shall render an opinion in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). FINE DUE JULY 18, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 28, 2018. 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: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-32 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “VALIANT JUBALEE”, in the 2nd race on June 23, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Jaime Parga Leos, a fine in the amount of three hundred dollars, ($300.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 24, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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.

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: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-33 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos was summoned and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Jaime Parga Leos’s excessive use of the whip on his mount “DE DESPERADO” during the running of the 5th race on June 23, 2018 at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Parga Leos in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 24, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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. 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: JAIME M CRUZ Ruling Date: 7/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18183PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone Positive. HORSE DURO DE MATAR 5TH RACE, JUNE 22, 2018 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #339461 F, taken from the horse DURO DE MATAR who finished 1ST in the 5TH race,JUNE 22, 2018 tested positive for PHENYLBUTAZONE IN THE QUANTITY OF 2.94 UG/ML. Trainer JAIME M. CRUZ waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c), 163.304(2), and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse DURO DE MATAR is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 5TH race, JUNE 22, 2018, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- AMI'S EXCHANGE 2nd- OWIN 3rd- FIRST SECRET 4th- DUBLIN MY MONEY 5th- NINETIES GRUNGE This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 5TH race, JUNE 22, 2018. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.304(2): The test level of phenylbutazone under this section may not be in excess of two micrograms per mililiter of plasma. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JASON Y NGUYEN Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18098PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. JOCKEY JASON Y. NGUYEN, HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR ENTERING THE GROUNDS WHEN BEING DENIED ACCESS UNTIL INTERVIEWED BY A COMMISSION SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C), 163.471(A) AND 165.201. 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. 163.471(A). DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR VIOLATION. WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER, OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR AN ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY BY THIS CHAPTER BUT DEEMED TO REQUIRE DISCIPLINARY ACTION...THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A FINE, SUSPENSION, FINE AND SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OF LICENSE OR THE RULING OFF FOR LIFE. FINES IMPOSED MAY NOT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT. 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING... FINE IS DUE BY JULY 23,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 24,2018 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: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-23 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos, was summoned and failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative for film review regarding the 9th race on June 10, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Parga Leos in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance Of A Summoned Party Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice Of Hearing- Jockey Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

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: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-24 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos, was summoned, failed 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 15, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “EM BODACIOUS CHICK”, in the 9th race on June 10, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Jaime Parga Leos, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, 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 and this ruling is written in accordance with:

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.

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: ROLANDO VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 2018-REM-57 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ROLANDO RAUDLES-VAZQUEZ PLED NO CONTEST AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR "FIGHTING" AND FINED $100.00 FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN ALTERCATION AT THE SCALE HOUSE FOLLOWING THE 5TH RACE AT RP ON 5/19/2018.
Name: WILLIAM SHAD SEATON Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-WRD-59 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE ASSISTANT RACING OFFICIAL'S LICENSE ISSUED TO WILLIAM SHAD SEATON, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN OWNER/TRAINER'S LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2018.
Name: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 5/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-84 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jose Daniel Ruiz , having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative regarding the 3rd race on May 25, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Daniel Ruiz a penalty of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 26, 2018 once with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (c) 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 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: THOMAS R SMITH Ruling Date: 7/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18182PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER THOMAS R. SMITH HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE # 339306F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE ONE FOR DON WHO FINISHED 4TH IN THE 3RD RACE, MAY 26 , 2018, TESTED POSITIVE FOR METHOCARBAMOL . TRAINER THOMAS R. SMITH WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. THUS, BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER THOMAS R. SMITH IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(B), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER THOMAS R. SMITH IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($ 1,000.00) AND ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him. FINE DUE AUGUST 1 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 11 , 2018. 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: JUAN SEREY Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18100PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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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 “LITTLE JIMMY” (Sample #330285-F), which finished second (2nd) in race #3 on May 21,2018 was positive for TESTOSTERONE. “LITTLE JIMMY” is disqualified for all purposes except wagering and the purse is redistributed as follows, pending period of appeal: 1st. The Morning Guys 2nd. Frogman Mel 3rd. Watch My Dust 4th. Act of Madness 5th. Smokey Brown The purse money for “LITTLE JIMMY” 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: WILLIAM FRANCES PHILLIPS III Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18041PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. YOUR STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511161351 IS HEREBY REVOKED PURSUANT TO VIOLATIONS OF THE PROVISIONS OF 58 PA. CODE 165.35 (2) (vi) HAS FALSIFIED ANSWERS OR MADE MISREPRESENTATIONS TO THE COMMISSION IN HIS APPIICATION FOR LICENSE, AND SECTION 163.57 (v) HAS VIOOLATED A RULE, REGULATION OR ORDER OF THE COMMISSION. 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER, OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR AN ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY...THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A FINE, SUSPENSION, FINE AND SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OF LICENSE OR THE RULING OFF FOR LIFE. FINES IMPOSED MAY NOT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT. 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: RODOLFO (RUDY) RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18102PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Drug Positive. TRAINER RODOLFO (RUDY) RODRIGUEZ , HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED TELEPHONICALLY BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #330131-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "DARING PROSPECT” WHICH FINISHED FIRST (1ST) IN RACE #5 ON MAY 5,2018, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR OMEPRAZOLE SULFIDE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #330131-F WAS MADE BY TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY. . THUS, BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, TRAINER RODOLFO (RUDY) RODRIGUEZ 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, TRAINER RODOLFO (RUDY) RODRIGUEZ IS RECEIVING A WRITTEN WARNING FOR THIS MEDICATION VIOLATION.. THE HORSE "DARING PROSPECT” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMENS BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY TO THE FOLLOWING ORDER OF FINISH, PENDING PERIOD OF APPEAL: 1ST. CASE DISMISSED 2ND. CURIOUSCURIOUSER 3RD. LUNA D'AVRIL 4TH. RAPIDEZ 5TH. FRIDAY MASS THE PURSE MONEY FOR "DARING PROSPECT IS FORFIETED. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #5 ON MAY 5,2018. 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 NOTCARRY 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...
Name: GREAME L CHUNG Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18040PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. YOUR OWNER LICENSE #511161236 IS HEREBY REVOKED PURSUANT TO VIOLATIONS OF THE PROVISIONS OF 58 PA. CODE 165.35 (2) (vi) HAS FALSIFIED ANSWERS OR MADE MISREPRESENTATIONS TO THE COMMISSION IN HIS APPIICATION FOR LICENSE, AND SECTION 163.57 (v) HAS VIOOLATED A RULE, REGULATION OR ORDER OF THE COMMISSION. 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER, OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR AN ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY...THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY TAKE THE FORM OF A FINE, SUSPENSION, FINE AND SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OF LICENSE OR THE RULING OFF FOR LIFE. FINES IMPOSED MAY NOT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT. 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: HECTOR J CABALLERO Ruling Date: 7/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18103PP 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 HECTOR J. CABALLERO, HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED AND FAILING TO APPEAR AT HIS HEARING ON JULY 13,2018, BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROPER PROCEDURES DURING MORNING WORK-OUTS (GALLOPING WHILE SIRENS AND LIGHTS WERE ACTIVATED) IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 165.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE IS DUE BY JULY 31,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS AUGUST 1,2018. 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 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: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-027-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 4500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/28/2018 Suspension End: 7/27/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 18-RP-027 - Case Continued 18-RP-027B BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. FERNANDO CARRETE BE SUSPENDED 90 DAYS BEGINNING 4/28/2018 AND CONTINUING THROUGH 7/26/2018, AND FINED $4500.00
Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 5/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-027 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 4500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/28/2018 Suspension End: 7/27/2018
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT THE BLOOD SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE, ''SPIT PRIZE CORONA" THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 8TH RACE ON 4/15/2018 DID TEST POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG "ALBUTEROL". THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AS THE DRUG IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE. THEREFORE, MR. CARRETE IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 4/28 2018 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF MR. CARRETE'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: SAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-023 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/19/2018
Ruling Text: THE BLOOD SAMPLE COLLECTED FOR THE HORSE, "TRES JAZZ" WHO PLACED 1ST IN THE 12TH RACE ON 4/6/2018, TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG "CLENBUTEROL,'' A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD LEVEL. THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. THEREFORE, TRAINER SAUL RAMIREZ JR. IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 4/20/2018, AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DEETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF MR. RAMIREZ'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: SAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 5/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-023-SA Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/19/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 18-RP-023A Settlement Agreement - BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT THE TRAINER LICENSE ISSUED TO MR. RAMIREZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR 90 DAYS BEGINNING 4/20/2018 AND CONTINUING THROUGH 7/18/2018 AND FINED $1500.00. THE HORSE IS ORDERED DISQUALIFIED FROM 1ST PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 12TH RACE AT RP ON 4/6/2018.
Name: CLYDE W MARTIN Ruling Date: 7/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18190PN Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/2018 Suspension End: 9/10/2018
Ruling Text: Possession of equipment for hypodermic injection. DUE TO MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES, OWNER/TRAINER CLYDE W. MARTIN JR. IS HEREBY SUSPENDED THIRTY (30) CALENDAR DAYS, COMMENCING AUGUST 12, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 FOR POSSESSION OF A HYPODERMIC NEEDLE AND SYRINGE AND ONE OTHER SYRINGE ON THE GROUNDS OF PENN NATIONAL RACE COURSE APRIL 26 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C), 163.302(A)(3), 163.312, 163.340(A)(D)(E), 163.471(A), AND 165.201. MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES ARE THE FOLLOWING: THE TRAINERS' GOOD RECORD, EVIDENCE PRESENTED AT THE HEARING AND THE FACT THAT THE STEWARDS WERE NOTIFIED THE NEXT DAY OF THE SITUATION SO THE HORSE OVERDRIVEN QUEEN DID RUN IN THE 8TH RACE, APRIL 26, 2018, HOWEVER HORSE WAS TESTED AND CAME BACK NEGATIVE. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, OWNER/TRAINER CLYDE W MARTIN JR. IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS OF ALL PENNSYLVANIA RACING JURISDICTIONS. 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. SECTION 163.302(A)(3): A person other than a veterinarian may not have in his possession equipment for hypodermic injection of a substance for hypodermic administration. A person other than a veterinarian may not have a foreign substance, within the area of the race track complex, which can be administered internally to a horse by a route, except for an existing condition and as prescribed by a veterinarian. The supply of the prescribed foreign substance, by a veterinarian, shall be limited by ethical practice consistent with the purposes of this paragraph. SECTION 163.312: The stewards or the Commission, or both, or their designees, shall have the right to enter buildings, stables, rooms or other places within the grounds of an association, and to examine them and to inspect and examine the personal property and effects of a person, within these places. A person granted a license by the Commission, by accepting his license, consents to the search and seizures of hypodermic syringes, hypodermic needles or other devices, and drugs, stimulants or narcotics which could be, used in connection therewith, or appliances—electrical, mechanical or otherwise—other than the ordinary equipment, of the nature as could affect the speed or racing condition of a horse. SECTION 163.340(A): In matters pertaining to racing, the orders of the stewards shall supersede the orders of the officers and directors of the association. The stewards shall have the power and duty to regulate and supervise the conduct of racing officials and of owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and other persons attendant on horses during, before and after races, unless the power and the duty is exclusively vested in the Commission. SECTION 163.340(D): The stewards shall have the power to determine questions arising with reference to entries and racing. SECTION 163.340(E): The stewards shall have the power to punish a person for violation of this chapter subject to their control and to impose fines or suspensions or both for infractions whether arising from complaint, protest, independent investigation, reference or request by the Commission or their own initiative. The stewards may not impose a fine in excess of $5,000 If it is deemed appropriate that a larger fine should be imposed, the stewards shall recommend to the Commission and shall refer the matter at hand to the Commission. The stewards shall have the power to refer a matter before them to the Commission if it appears proper because of the complexity, severity, uniqueness or extent of the activities likely to be involved. Included within these powers is the authority to impose partial sanctions, such as conditional limitations on a persons usage of facilities or of the enclosure. SECTION 163.471(a): Whenever the Commission, Stewards, Starter, or any authorized official acting under this chapter, finds any person or licensee to have been guilty of any act or omission in violation of either the letter or spirit of this chapter, or any act or omission not covered specifically by this chapter but deemed to require disciplinary action, or any violation of the act or its amendments, the person or licensee shall be subject to such disciplinary action as the Commission or Stewards shall deem commensurate with the offense committed. Said disciplinary action may take the form of a fine, suspension, fine and suspension, revocation of license, or the ruling off for life. All fines imposed shall not exceed the provisions of the act. SECTION 165.201: The Stewards shall have the power to resolve matters before them including those which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Stewards shall render an opinion in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. 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: ERIC D GRIFFIN Ruling Date: 4/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: St. Johns Greyhound Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SJG-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018020181 - F.S. 550.2415 violation - Methocarbamol.
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 4/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-211 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/28/2018 Suspension End: 1/25/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Raul Vega, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on April 1, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from January 21, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “First Fancy Tac(test sample #NC26354) during Out Of Competition Testing on February 6, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Clebuterol was confirmed in the Split Sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 4, 2017.

Juan Poblano, the owner of record for horse “First Fancy Tac”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Juan Poblano’s FIFTH class 3B medication violation in a lifetime. For Raul Vega’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards issue a penalty as follows.

    1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-40 July 28, 2018, through January 24, 2019, inclusive.
    2. ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before May 3, 2018, 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 Raul Vega is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Raul Vega are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses owned by, trained by, or in the care and custody of Raul Vega must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(3)(7)(c)(8) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(J)(2)(d)(3) Out of Competition Testing/ 16.47.1.8(L)(i)(T)Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license/ 15.2.6.10(B)(1)(2) Absolute insurer/ 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations/ 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: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 4/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-211-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/28/2018 Suspension End: 1/25/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-211 - Appeal Submitted
Name: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ-FLORES Ruling Date: 3/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-191 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/19/2018 Suspension End: 7/18/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Victor Rodriguez Flores 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, before the Board of Stewards March 23, 2018 for being on the grounds (Stable area) of Sunland Park Racetrack, while under suspension, on March 9, 2018.

The Board of Stewards hereby issue Victor Rodriguez Flores a suspension of all NMRC licenses for a period of 60 days, running consecutively from ruling 2018-ZIA-94, May 19, 2018, through July 17, 2018, inclusive. In addition Victor Rodriguez Flores must appear before the New Mexico Racing Commission prior to the reinstatement of his license and is required to retake the trainer’s test per 15.2.3.8 B (3)(j) Stewards Disciplinary Action ,16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(g) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license, and 16.47.1.8 (L)(4)(a)(b)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) Exclusion The steward, agency director, or commission may order an individual ejected or excluded from all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the commission if the stewards, agency director, or commission determine that the individual's presence on association grounds is inconsistent with maintaining the honesty and integrity of 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: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 3/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-133 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner Jeffery Hudson was duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 24, 2018, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The affidavit was for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C MINOR drug) found in test sample NM31509 taken from the 2nd place finisher A Bit More Luck” following the 4th race, on February 6, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.83 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jeffery Hudson.

For Jeffery Hudson’s FIRST Class 4C MINOR medication violation (as an owner and trainer) in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($300) three hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before April 4, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “A Bit More Luck”, must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to enter.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1-3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations

Name: RENE SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 1/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-48 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/21/2018 Suspension End: 7/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Rene Saucedo, was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 21, 2018, for the falsification of federal forms (health certificates) for the horse “Flashin Lights” on December 21, 2017, and the horse “Straw Fly Flower” on December 29, 2017, at the Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Rene Saucedo a penalty of:

    1. A fine in the amount of three thousand and five hundred dollars ($3,500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
    2. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 21, 2018, through July 19, 2018, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension, Rene Saucedo 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, trained, or under the care of Rene Saucedo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with :16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – 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

Name: OSMAN ITURRALDE Ruling Date: 1/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-7 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Please see D&O on Race Appeal in documents.
Name: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 1/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-38 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/trainer Manuel R. Rodriguez was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 16, 2018, for failing to disclose his arrest/criminal history on his license application dated November 16, 2017.

After considering the mitigating circumstances, the Board of Stewards hereby issue a warning letter to Manuel R. Rodriguez.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(d) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE. Application requirements

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: WESLEY GENE HO Ruling Date: 11/25/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-155 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/30/2017 Suspension End: 12/3/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, Wesley Ho, Permit #11998; SS# xxx-xx-4102, is suspended for Three (3) Racing Days, beginning Thursday, November 30, through and including Saturday, December 2, 2017 for violation of rule of Racing 178-1-45.7.b.1 which reads, “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his or her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horses in the race”. Jockey Wesley Ho is suspended for allowing his mount (#3) “Silken Lady” to drift out crossing the half mile chute causing interference to (#5) “Cory’s Cutie” during the running of the Fifth (5th) race on Thursday, November 23, 2017. “Silken Lady” was disqualified from Second (2nd) position to Fifth (5th) position. 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 Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
Name: MARVIN RICHARDS Ruling Date: 11/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 2017-DEL-78 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: ( 165- 2017) Owner- Alleged - Trainer, Mr. Marvin Richards, RCI Id 1859928,D O B 03/23/1973, having appeared at a duly noticed hearing on Monday,Npvember 13, 2017,concering the issuance of a trainers license for which Mr. Richards has never passed a written or verbal examination. Under the authority of the Stewards,based on evidence and tesimony presented at the hearing, Mr. Richards trainer's license that was issued in (Error) shall be RESCINDED Refer to D.T.R.C. Tules 2.4,2.5.1,2.5.1.6,3.3.2, 3.3.7,3.3.10, and 3.4.1.3,and 7.2.1.2.
Name: WESLEY GENE HO Ruling Date: 11/9/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-149 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/16/2017 Suspension End: 11/19/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, Wesley Ho, Permit #11998; SS# xxx-xx-4102, is suspended for Three (3) Racing Days, beginning Thursday, November 16, through and including Saturday, November 18, 2017 for violation of rule of Racing 178-1-45.7.b.1 which reads, “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his or her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horses in the race”. Jockey Wesley Ho is suspended for allowing his mount (#5) “Remy’s Rocket” to drift in down the backside, causing interference to (#1) “Like Me Or Not” during the running of the Fifth (5th) race on Thursday, November 9, 2017. “Remy’s Rocket” was disqualified from Third (3rd) position to Eighth (8th) 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 Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
Name: Bernardo Villa Ruling Date: 9/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-96 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/16/2017 Suspension End: 3/15/2018
Ruling Text: Owner: Bernardo Villa, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sep.16, 2017, for the falsification of federal forms (health certificate) for the horse “Westa” on Aug 11, 2017, at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING After hearing testimony and presenting evidence the Board of Stewards issued Bernardo Villa a penalty of: A fine in the amount of two thousand and five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before Oct 16, 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. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting Sep 16, 2017, through March 15, 2018 inclusive.

This penalty has aggrivating Circumstances: Bernardo Villa falsified the health certificate by adding the horse “WESTA” that was not inspected by the veterinarian. This differed from the original form issued by the veterinarian.

During said time of applicable suspension, Bernardo Villa 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 under the care of Bernardo Villa are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found to be in violation of:16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING 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):

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: Bernardo Villa Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-96-RES Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/16/2017 Suspension End: 3/15/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-DAA-96 - Ruling Rescinded Spouse pass
Name: MITCHELL LEE QUERY Ruling Date: 9/1/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-93 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom and Exercise Rider Mitchell Query appeared on September 1, 2017 before the Downs at Albuquerque board of Stewards and is hereby summarily suspended for his conduct on September 1, 2017.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Mitchell Query the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately September 1, 2017.

During said time of applicable suspension Mitchell Query is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing September 11, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at The Downs at Albuquerque per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC.

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”.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC. 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:

Name: RENE SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 8/24/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-145 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/19/2017 Suspension End: 9/18/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer RENE SAUCEDO, having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 20, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs for being in possession of a needle and syringe found in his truck during a compliance search by the investigator on the grounds at Ruidoso Downs on August 19, 2017.

The Board of Stewards hereby access RENE SAUCEDO the following penalty:

    1. A ($500) five hundred dollar fine, which is to paid on or before September 24, 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
    2. A 30 day suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, starting August 19, 2017, through September 18, 2017, inclusive

Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, RENE SAUCEDO is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC and all horses owned, trained, or under the care of RENE SAUCEDO are denied further entry.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.8 (B)(3)(b) TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS No person other than a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this jurisdiction and licensed by the commission, or a veterinary assistant licensed by the commission acting under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) –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 16.47.1.8 (E) : Agree to search and seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law 16.47.1.10 (B) ABSOLUTE INSURER/15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required /16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: KENDRICK CARMOUCHE Ruling Date: 7/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 2-2017INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Kendrick Carmouche is hereby fined $2000.00 for careless riding in the 8th race at Saratoga Race Course on July 27, 2017. (failure to maintain a straight course with his mount and failure to have proper clearance with his mount when drifting out with his mount inside the 1/8 pole.) This after having been previously warned.</div>
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: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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: 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: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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: 7/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-8-FO Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-Comm-8 - Ruling Final Outcome- Please see Order of the Court and NMRC Ruling- Or Tina Arce at 505-222-0714
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
STATE OF NEW MEXICO
RULING #2018-COMM-8-FO

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Opinion and Order issued by the Honorable Alan Malott, District Court Judge, the Court reverses the decision of the New Mexico Racing Commission in the matter of Trainer Victor Escobar. As to Respondent Trainer Victor Escobar, the one-year suspension and fine of $25,000.00, that was imposed on Trainer Victor Escobar is dismissed. As to Respondent Owner Gary L. Thompson, the penalty of disqualification of horse "Threedeewoodee" from the fifth race on April 19, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque, and the penalty of disqualification of horse "Mango Chick" from the first race on April 19, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque, loss of purse for race five and race one on April 19, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque, the horses being placed on the veterinarian's list for 90 days, and the horses having to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to be entered, are all dismissed. THEREFORE, the Decision and Order Ruling #2017-COMM-8 as entered by the New Mexico Racing Commission is hereby dismissed and the purses in both races shall be released and no fines will be imposed.

BY ORDER OF THE RACING COMMISSION
________________________________________
Ismael Trejo, Executive Director

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

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

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

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

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

Name: ALEJANDRO MORALES-NUNEZ Ruling Date: 3/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-82-FO Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2017-SUN-82 - Ruling Final Outcome-
The Commission has ruled in favor of Mr. Morales and granted him his Groom license for a period of 1 year.
Any questions, please contact Tina Arce, Paralegal NMRC (505) 222-0714
Name: KENDRICK CARMOUCHE Ruling Date: 7/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 6-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You hereby fined $2000.00 for careless riding during the running of the 9th race at Saratoga Race Course July 27,2016(not have sufficient clearance when coming out with you mount in the stretch)</div>
Name: DAVID GRUSKOS Ruling Date: 7/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 121-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: ALAN SCOTT BREECE Ruling Date: 7/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 120-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: CORNELIO SALAZAR Ruling Date: 9/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-42 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer CORNELIO SALAZAR having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (flipping halter on), at time of entry on the horse "Ja Black Diamond Gol" that was entered in the third race, on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Zia Park;

CORNELIO SALAZAR is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.

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

For this second related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed CORNELIO SALAZAR a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 20, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 8/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-254 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/8/2015 Suspension End: 3/7/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer JEFFERY DALE HUDSON, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding contraband found during a search that occurred at Ruidoso Downs on August 9, 2015;

(Mr. Hudson was randomly selected for inspection in which 2 needles and syringes, with injectable fluids, were found in the search. Mr. Hudson initially denied, then admitted to, in recorded testimony, the possession of the items found).

JEFFERY DALE HUDSON is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9 NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the Stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico Racing Commission.

15.2.6.8 (B)(3)(a-b). NMAC: Which states in pertinent part:"No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the Commission any of the following unless approved by the Commission; any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle; any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.

15.2.6.9 (J)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Any drug or medication which is used or kept on Associtation grounds and which, by Federal or State law requires a prescripton, must be validly prescribed by a duly licensed Veterinaian, and in compliance with the applicable state statutes. All such allowable medication must have a prescription label which is securely attached".

For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed JEFFERY DALE HUDSON a penalty of the following:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for six months (September 8, 2015, through March 7, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand, five hundred dollars ($1,500.00);

The fine is to be paid before any re-instatement by the New Mexico Racing Commission.

During the applicable period of suspension, JEFFERY DALE HUDSON is denied access to any grounds under the supervision of the NMRC, nor shall any horses owned, trained or under the care of JEFFERY DALE HUDSON be allowed to participate in any races under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per15.2.1.9 (C) (21) (c) NMAC.

BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS


_______________________ ________________________ ________________________________
DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER NORM AMUNDSON

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: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 9/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-254-ASUB Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/8/2015 Suspension End: 3/7/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-254 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-254-AWD Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/8/2015 Suspension End: 3/7/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-254 - Appeal Withdrawn
Name: ivan rodriguez Ruling Date: 7/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 192-2015INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: CURTIS LEE WEEMS Ruling Date: 2/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4819-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/23/2015 Suspension End: 3/23/2017
Ruling Text:
Groom/Hot Walker Curtis Lee Weems having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Track Board of Stewards on 01/23/2015 and his right to appeal. Mr. Weems his hearby suspended at least 30 days from 01/23/2015 for admittiting to the recent use of marijuana.

Reinstatement is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the Texas Racing Commission Medical Review Officer, the providing of a negative sample and compliance with any rehabilitation after care or further testing requirements.

During the course of this suspension, Mr. Weems is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.
Name: CURTIS LEE WEEMS Ruling Date: 3/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4819-1-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/23/2015 Suspension End: 3/23/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SHRP4819-1 - Restored to Good Standing

Groom/HT Walker, Curtis Weems, having satisfied the requirements of the Board of Stewards in ruling SHRP4819, is hereby restored to good standing, subject to the following conditions. Mr. Weems must complete all additional rehabilitation and after care drug treatment recommended by the medical review officer. Further, Mr. Weems is subject to futher drug testing for two years to verify continued compliance with the rules and is hereby ordered to report to the on site Board of Stewards or to the Commission investigator within 72 hours of arriving at a Texas racetrack. Failure to comply with these conditions may subject Mr. Weems to further disciplinary action, including fines and/or suspensions.

Name: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-279 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jeffrey D. Hudson, having been duly notified, and having appeared telephonically, and also as representative for Owner Vernon Hauschild, before the Zia Park Board of Stewards on November 17, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" (the concentration of Phenylbutazone at a level of 4.53 ug/ml) which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 2.0 which was found in sample NM07645, after it was collected from the horse, "Legal Storm" which finished 1st in the ninth race, Sunday August 10, 2014 at The Downs At Albuquerque.

(Mr Hudson was afforded, but declined, split sampling rights as defined in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC).

Jeffrey D. Hudson, is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".

15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC: LICENSED TRAINER:1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $500.00: Phenylbutazone (2.0 mcg/ml or greater) penalty class C violations.

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 a penalty as follows;
Jeffrey D. Hudson is accessed a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00)

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner/ Horse, as outlined in related rulings)
Name: JOSE LUIS VEGA Ruling Date: 9/2/2014
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 54-2015 DE Ruling Type: Tampering with Sample - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(54-2015)

Unlicensed Jockey Jose L. Vega Jr., RCI Id 1951110, DOB 01/17/1987, appeared for a hearing on 8/18/15, concerning an attempted altered urine sample on 9/1/2014 and for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (marijuana) on 9/2/2014, is hereby fined the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars and is ineligible to apply for a license for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from Saturday, August 22, 2015, through and including Tuesday, October 20, 2015. During this period, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. Also Mr. Vega is ordered to pay the amount of $191.58 Dollars to LabCorp for blood analysis.
In order to become eligible to apply for a D.T.R.C license on Wednesday October 21, 2015 all the monies owed have to be paid in full. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1.17.1, 2.5.1.21, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 18.1, 18.1.1, 18.1.2, 18.1.3 and 18.1.4.
Name: JOSEPH J KRONG Ruling Date: 7/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga
Ruling Number: ST 1-2014INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby notified that you are fined the sum of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) for failure to take care of business in a proper manner and failure to fulfill the reponsibilities of the managing owner [per NYSGC 4026.2(a)].</div>
Name: WESLEY GENE HO Ruling Date: 7/5/2014
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2014-CT-140 Ruling Type: Reinstatement With a Conditional License
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Hereby un-suspended with following stipulation. Mr. Ho is only permitted in jockeys room and is not allowed in any other area under jurisdiction of WVRC.
Name: WESLEY GENE HO Ruling Date: 5/21/2014
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2014-CT-100 Ruling Type: Felony Conviction
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/21/2014 Suspension End: 7/5/2014
Ruling Text:
Suspended pending felony charges against him
Name: WESLEY GENE HO Ruling Date: 4/1/2014
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2014-CT-63 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to be present for the movies with the Stewards
Name: RENE SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 6/2/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3450814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 7/1/2016
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER RENEE SAUCEDO, (DOB: 11/24/1968), (LIC # 56082732), OF RULING #2897513 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK OF STEWARDS ON APRIL 13, 2013.

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER RENNE SAUCEDO, (DOB: 11/24/1968),(LIC# 56082732), OF RULING #0030613 ISSUED BY THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MAY 19, 2013 RULING # 3450814

DECISION AND ORDER

WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on March 13, 2014 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant;

WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice;

WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material;

WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order;

WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law;

WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules;

WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant;

WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant and his horse shall be assessed a penalty as follows:

I. A fine in the amount of (i) ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the first offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol; (ii) ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the first offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol; (iii) one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the first offense violation of a Category C drug for the presence of Carbazochromoe for a total fine amount of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000);

II. A suspension of three (3) years for the first offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol and, upon the expiration of the initial three year suspension, a license revocation with no reapplication of any license issued by the Commission for an additional three (3) year period for the second offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol for a total suspension of six (6) years;

III. Loss of purse for the horses with Category A violations (Whata Lucky Man and Minister Cyberset);
IV. These two horse be unplaced;
V. The horse Whata Lucky Man be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety (90) days;
VI. The horse Minister Cyberset be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety (120) days; and
VII. These two horses must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.

This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order.

Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 3/18/2012
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2210512 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2014 Suspension End: 7/19/2014
Ruling Text:
RULING#: 2210512 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK         DATE: March 18, 2012
 
Trainer HOMERO GUTIERREZ (DOB: 09/19/1992 NMSRC LICENSE #:76065373 ) having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding a lab report from Iowa State University (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol" which was found in sample# 416773 after it was collected from the horse "Charmins Kool Papa" which finished first in the 2nd race, Thursday, December 22, 2012, at Sunland Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated Clenbuterol at 190 pg/ml.  Split sampling by Texas A&M lab indicated Clenbuterol at 275.8 pg/ml).
 
HOMERO GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the official chemist 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)(4)(x) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The permitted test level of clenbuterol shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5 nanograms per milliliter in urine, or 25 picograms per milliliter of serum or plasma".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed HOMERO GUTIERREZ a penalty of the following: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC held licenses for a period of sixty calendar days (March 21st, 2012, through May 19th, 2012, inclusive); (2) a fine in the amount of one-thousand, five hundred dollars ($1,500.00); (3) loss of purse of the 2nd race, December 22, 2012, at Sunland Park. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement of license, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 20 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 3/19/2012
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2923812 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2014 Suspension End: 7/19/2014
Ruling Text:
RE: 2210512 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process --NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
RULING:  S 2923812        IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ,  (DOB) 09/19/1992, (LIC #) 76065373 OF RULING #2210512 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MARCH 18, 2012.
 
Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of HOMERO GUTIERREZ is issued pending a hearing.
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 1/30/2013
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3153813 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2014 Suspension End: 7/19/2014
Ruling Text:
RE: 2210512 - Penalty Affirmed --STATE OF NEW MEXICO

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ (LIC #76065373) (DOB: 09/19/1992) OF RULING #2210512 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MARCH 18, 2012

RULING: 3153813

DECISION AND ORDER

WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on November 15, 2012 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant;
WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice;
WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report;
WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order;
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law;
WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant Gutierrez's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules;
WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant Gutierrez as determined by the Board of Stewards;
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to uphold the ruling of the Board of Stewards in this matter.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Mr. Gutierrez is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Mr. Gutierrez shall be assessed a penalty as follows: he shall be fined in the amount of $1,500; he shall be suspended for a period of six months; and he shall have a loss of purse. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Respondent in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order.
Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 3/7/2013
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3191813 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2014 Suspension End: 7/19/2014
Ruling Text:
RE: 2210512 - Appeal Submitted to District Court -- NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION

RULING: S 3191813 DATE: March 07, 2013

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL
OF TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ
(DOB: 09/19/1992), (LIC #76065373) OF
RULING #3153813 ISSUED BY THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ON JANUARY 30, 2013.

Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of TRAINER HOMERO GUTIEREZ is issued per District Court Judge Denise Barela Shepard .

BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 1/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3382814 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2014 Suspension End: 7/19/2014
Ruling Text:
RE: 2210512 - Appeal Dismissed -- RULING#: 3382814 TRACK: Commission Office DATE: January 08, 2014

Pursuant to the Order issued by the Honorable Denise Barela-Shepherd, District Judge, the appeal in this matter on TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ (DOB: 09/19/1992) has been dismissed.

Therefore, the Decision and Order Ruling #3153813 as entered by the New Mexico Racing Commission is hereby upheld.

Whereas, TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ, (DOB: 09/19/1992) is found in violation of Commission rules and for this violation shall be assessed the following penalty: A fine of $1,500.00 and he shall be suspended for a period of six months (January 19, 2014-July 19, 2014). TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ (DOB: 09/19/1992) shall also be penalized with a loss of purse. Prior to reinstatement, TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ must pay all fines.

BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 3/3/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3428814 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2014 Suspension End: 7/19/2014
Ruling Text:
RE: 2210512 - Penalty Affirmed - RULING: 3428814 TRACK: Commission Office DATE: March 03, 2014

Ruling #3382814 issued on January 8, 2014 in the matter of TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ (DOD: 09/19/1992) is hereby rescinded.

Pursuant to the Order issued by the Honorable Denise Barela-Shepherd, District Judge, the appeal in this matter on TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ (DOB: 09/19/1992) has been dismissed. Therefore, the Decision and Order Ruling #3153813 as entered by the New Mexico Racing Commission is hereby upheld.

Whereas, TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ, (DOB: 09/19/1992) is found in violation of Commission rules and for this violation shall be assessed the following penalty: A fine of $1,500.00 and he shall be suspended for a period of six months (January 19, 2014-July 19, 2014). TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ (DOB: 09/19/1992) shall also be penalized with a loss of purse and the purse will be redistributed according the official order of finish for the 2nd race on December 22, 2011 that was run at Sunland Park racetrack.

Prior to reinstatement, TRAINER HOMERO GUTIERREZ must pay all fines.
Name: HUGH I McMAHON Ruling Date: 7/2/2011
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 60-2011INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: For having violated board rule 4038.4 on June 18th, 2011 at Charlestown Racetrack West Virginia you are hereby fined the sum of $1,000.
Name: KAREN L SMITH-ASHLEY Ruling Date: 7/21/2010
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 65-2010INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: You changed the driver for the horse (Waltzing Bertie) that raced on 7/11/10, after programming time.



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