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. >6/19/2017<

320 Total Rulings compiled at: 6/24/2017 10:26:28 PM G.M.T.

Name: LAURIE FERGUSON Ruling Date: 6/24/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WUD-3 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late to paddock with horse
Name: LAURIE FERGUSON Ruling Date: 6/24/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WUD-3-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-WUD-3 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: LEANDRO MORENO Ruling Date: 6/24/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-93 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE HORSE "I'M MAJESTIC" IN THE 3RD RACE 6/13/2017 DID CONTAIN PHENYLBUTAZONE ABOVE THE ACCEPTED THRESHOLD. THIS IS MR. MORENO'S FIRST OFFENSE AND HE IS ASSIGNED 1/2 POINTS UNDER THE MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION SYSTEM.
Name: MARTEN E WOODHOUSE Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-16 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Martin Woodhouse is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to have his horse "ECHALE SALSITA" on the grounds at the designated time for pre-race exam on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C.  Rule  13:70-14A.2(b) Testing
 
Every owner, or his authorized agent, or trainer or any horse entered to race at any licensed  racetrack shall immediately submit the said horse to any veterinarian designated by the Commission, for examination and /or testing whenever so requested by the Commission, Stewards, State Veterinarians, or Associate State Veterinarians.
Name: GREGORY DEAN SACCO Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-15 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:
Trainer Gregory Sacco is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to have the foal papers for "JERSEY JOE B" on file with the horse identifier for the 9th race on Sunday, June 11, 2017.    
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-6.13 - "No horse shall be allowed to start unless a Jockey Club registration certificate is on file with the horse identifier, and unless it has been liptattooed, with the exception that the stewards may, in their discretion and for good cause, waive these requirements if the horse is otherwise properly identified.  However, said horse shall be tattooed thereafter within a period of time that is reasonably practical."
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-48 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/7/2017 Suspension End: 7/10/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, Frank Reyes, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 23, 2017, for careless riding, while aboard “Dillwillgetit” in the sixth race, June 19, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs, which resulted in a disqualification of his mount from 1st place to 2nd place.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Frank Reyes a suspension of 3 race days (July 07, July 8, and July 9th, 2017)

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

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

Name: PRISCILLA LEON Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-1 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/18/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Priscilla Leon is hereby restored to Good Standing having paid Mundell Terminal Services $498.52 for services rendered owed in March 2017.
Name: MIGUEL O VERA Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 17-MON-17 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Miguel Vera is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for failing to have his horse "CATAPULT JACK" on the grounds at the designated time for the 11th race on Saturday, June 17, 2017 necessitating a late scratch.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:70-7.3 Scratches from overnight races
No horse shall be scratched from an overnight race without the approval of the stewards.
Name: DONNIE EUGENE JOHNSON Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-97 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Donnie E. Johnson, having been duly notified and appearing through Trainer Cody Reynolds before the Board Of Stewards on May 19, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM25186 taken from the horse “Eaglelistic” who finished 1st in the 8th race, on March 10, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 186 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood. Sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed by Texas A & M Laboratory at 156pg/ml +/- 60.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.

For Donnie E. Johnson’s First Class 4C medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

WARNING: Your next Class 4C will result in Disqualification and loss of purse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 CLASS 4 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. 15.2.3.8 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

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: JON GLENN ARNETT Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-32 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to a split sample and provide testimony and evidence to the Board of Stewards, Trainer Jon Arnett is fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) for his horse, “Mingo Native” testing positive for Trichlomethiazide after finishing second in the first race on June 3, 2017.
Name: Rene Lopez-Gomez Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Wyoming Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WYO-1 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 6/23/2017
Ruling Text:
Ruling No. #17-0004
In the matter Rene Lopez WPMC#15-0485

Pursuant to Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Ruling #15-0020, Jockey Rene Lopez, having completed all of the conditions required by the Board of Stewards at Central Wyoming Fair is hereby restored to good standing and is eligible to apply for licensure.

Pursuant to Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Rules, Chapter 8, Section 21 Jockey Rene Lopez will be subject to the following conditions:

      1. May/Shall be subject at any time to drug and alcohol testing at the designation of a commission representative.
      2. A refusal to submit to such a test shall result in immediate suspension of his WPMC license.

A violation showing any alcohol or drug use will result in immediate suspension of Mr. Rene Lopez’s WPMC license. Mr. Lopez will then be referred to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission for further action.

Wyoming Downs Board of Stewards: Bill Brown/ Pat Mackey/ Becky McDowell

Name: Rene Lopez-Gomez Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Wyoming Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WYO-2 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 6/23/2017
Ruling Text:
Ruling No. #17-0004
In the matter Rene Lopez WPMC#15-0485

Pursuant to Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Ruling #15-0020, Jockey Rene Lopez, having completed all of the conditions required by the Board of Stewards at Central Wyoming Fair is hereby restored to good standing and is eligible to apply for licensure.

Pursuant to Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Rules, Chapter 8, Section 21 Jockey Rene Lopez will be subject to the following conditions:

      1. May/Shall be subject at any time to drug and alcohol testing at the designation of a commission representative.
      2. A refusal to submit to such a test shall result in immediate suspension of his WPMC license.

A violation showing any alcohol or drug use will result in immediate suspension of Mr. Rene Lopez’s WPMC license. Mr. Lopez will then be referred to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission for further action.

Wyoming Downs Board of Stewards: Bill Brown / Pat Mackey / Becky McDowell

Name: CRAIG M PARKER Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-146 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Parker failed to obtain a proper OSRC license for 2017 prior to working on the grounds of Northfield Park. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-27  12-99
Name: THOMAS L MERTON Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 17-MDH-31 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Merton is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #6
"MR. JULIEN" in the 2nd race on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBERTS Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-016-17 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 Jonathan Roberts is fined $200.00 for kicking while driving #3, GIGA SPIN in the 3rd race on June 20, 2017 at Harrington Raceway. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.14. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: JIM ROBERT MARINO Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-55 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 456(m) Hook Wheels
Name: JIM ROBERT MARINO Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-55-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-55 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JASON TIMOTHY SKINNER Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-015-17 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jason Skinner is fined $100.00 for making a late driver change in the 3rd race on June 19, 2017 at Harrington Raceway. DHRC rule: 5.3.3.21. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: IAN JOSEPH JOSEPH HANNEY Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 17-MDH-30 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Hanney is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Hanney failed to drive when programmed, in the 3rd race on Saturday, June 10, 2017, resulting in a late driver change on "LEMON DROP HALL".
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-7.29(a)2
Name: Joseph M Schneider Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-99 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/22/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr Schneider has been summarily suspended as of June 22, 2017 pending the outcome of BOS hearing.
Name: JARED R MOYER Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-018-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jared Moyer is fined $100.00 for going inside the last two pylons in the 8th race while driving #2, MAGIC FILLY on June 20,2017 at Harrington Raceway. MAGIC FILLY finished 3rd and was placed 4th. DHRC rule: 7.6.15.2.3. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: GERALD A COKER Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-100 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 6/21/2017
Ruling Text: Mr Coker has been restored to good standing as of 6/21/17, by order of the WVRC, having complied with conditions set forth in Ruling 94, dated June 13, 2017.
Name: TIMOTHY AARON TETRICH Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-017-17 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 Tetrick is fined $200.00 for kicking while driving #5, NO SHADOWS in the 4th race on June 20, 2017 at Harrington Raceway. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.14. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.

Name: GEORGE T. MCCLEMENTS Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-019-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/15/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: George McClements is summarily suspended for testing positive for COCAINE. Mr. McClements must contact the Judges at Harrington Raceway for a hearing. DHRC rule: 10.2.3; 10.2.3.1.
Name: CHRISTIAN K LIND Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 17-MDH-32 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/21/2017 Suspension End: 6/23/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. Lind is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three days June 21, 2017 through and including June 23, 2017.
 
Charging the gate at the start of the 9th race on Friday, June 16, 2017.
 
Violation N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-17.8,M-8 Charging the Gate
Name: LADARRIUS MICHAEL WHITAKER Ruling Date: 6/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-147 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 6/21/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. Whitaker has paid his fine per ruling NFLD-2016-230 and is eligible for licensing in Ohio. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-99
Name: Larren Stephen Delorme Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17029 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Larren Delorme is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Fifty Dollars ($50) for being late to the paddock and delaying the post parade for the 8th race at Canterbury Park on June 11, 2017.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7883.0150 (Paddock to Post) Subp. 11 - No willful delays 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6 - Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17030 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Robertino Diodoro is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failure to have foal papers on file with the Racing Secretary, necessitating a late scratch of the horse Memories Galore from the 10th race at Canterbury Park on June 15, 2017.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions) Subp. 2.B. - Horse must be registered and eligible 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6 - Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: OMAR REYES Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17032 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Omar Reyes is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop when striking his mount TS My Last Dash about the head while returning to be unsaddled following the 3rd race at Canterbury Park on June 11, 2017.

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

Name: CHRISTIAN RUBEN ESQUEDA Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17031 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Cristian Esqueda is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Bringin Sixy Back more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd race at Canterbury Park on June 15, 2017 (1st riding crop rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: STEPHEN N. POLLARD Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-92 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 STEPHEN POLLARD IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING FOR HAVING PAID HIS FINE DATED 4/19/2017.
Name: PAUL MICHAEL PEARSON Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-30 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Owner/Trainer Paul Pearson is hereby fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for smoking  in his barn on June 21, 2017.
Name: ORLANDO MOJICA Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17033 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Orlando Mojica is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Fifty Dollars ($50) for being late to the paddock and delaying the post parade for the 10th race at Canterbury Park on June 11, 2017.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. - General authority 7883.0150 (Paddock to Post) Subp. 11 - No willful delays 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6 - Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: RUBEN BARRAGAN CAMACHO Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Summer Circuit
Ruling Number: SC17-063 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/21/2017 Suspension End: 7/20/2017
Ruling Text: Mr. Camacho entered the paddock to ride in his first race of the day. He tested .080 blood alcohol and a subsequent .072 BAC.
Name: BARRY L ARMSTRONG Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-141 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/15/2017 Suspension End: 3/19/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. Armstrong filled out and deposited two claims forms for #2 Power Rock in race 15 on 2/27/17. His action was against the best interest of racing. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10)  12-99 3769-16-05  16-13
Name: BARRY L ARMSTRONG Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-142 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/22/2017 Suspension End: 6/24/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. Armstrong has agreed to a settlement with the Ohio State Racing Commission for Case No. 2017-6. He has agreed to a three day full suspension starting June 22, 2017 through June 24, 2017 and a fine of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) paid to the Commission by July 15,2017. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10) 12-99  3769-16-05  16-13  16-99
Name: BENJAMIN (B CLAIR UMHOLTZ Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-144 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Umholtz made a late driver change on #4 Airzooms Image in race 7 on 6/19/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30  15-99
Name: ALICIA HANNERS Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-143 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ms. Hanners made a late driver change on #8 Emerald City Of Oz in race 7 on 6/17/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30  15-99
Name: John C Carlisle Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-90 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO HAVE HIS HORSE "BACKWATER BLUES" PRESENT IN THE PADDOCK FOR THE 9TH RACE ON 6/20/2017
Name: ANTHONY MORRIS RIDEOUTT Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-91 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO HAVE HIS HORSE IN THE PADDOCK FOR THE RUNNING OF THE 1ST RACE ON 6/20/2017
Name: LADARRIUS MICHAEL WHITAKER Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-145 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/20/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Whitaker is hereby suspended until he pays the fine ($1,300.00) per ruling NFLD-2016-230. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-99
Name: JOSE LUIS GALVAN Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-43 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Galvan, having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 19, 2017, regarding a security citation for working unlicensed help, Gabriel Cuevas-Lodoza, on June 18, 2017.

The Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Galvan a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before July 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(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: JOSEPH CONRAD ECK Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-096 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE RACING OFFICIAL LICENSE ISSUED TO JOSEPH CONRAD ECK IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE EFFECTIVE 6/15/2017, BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE.
Name: patrick beaver Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-89 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: OWNER PATRICK BEAVER IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED PENDING A HEARING FOR BEING OVER THE LIMIT ON THE BREATHALYZER. THIS IS HIS 2ND OFFENSE.
Name: SALIMM HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-68A Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/5/2017 Suspension End: 9/1/2017
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TRAINER SALIMM HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR TWO HORSES UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "SIXES STREAK" 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 9TH RACE AT RP ON 4/21/2017 AND "SPLASH OF CHROME STW" 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 1ST RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2017, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "CLENBUTEROL". BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, MR. HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ SHALL BE SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING WITH THE OHRC FOR 120 DAYS, EFFECTIVE 5/5/2017 THROUGH 9/1/2017, AND FINED $2500.00. ALSO, THE HORSE "SIXTIES STREAK" SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 9TH RACE AT RP ON 4/21/2017 AND "SPLASH OF CHROME STW" SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 1ST RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2017. IT IS THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ SHALL BE FINED $2500.00 AND BE SUSPENDED 120 DAYS.. THE HORSE "SIXES STREAK" IS ORDERED DISQUALIFIED FROM 1ST PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 9TH RACE AT RP ON 4/21/2017. ALSO, THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE HORSE, "SPLASH OF CHROME STW" THE 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 9TH RACE ON 4/21/2017. DURING THE TERM OF MR. HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: BRET CALHOUN Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-081 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER WILLIAM BRETT CALHOUN HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "ACES N JACKS" 2ND PLACE FINISHER IN THE 3RD RACE AT RP ON 9/26/2015, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "CARBAZOCHROME". IT IS THE ORDER OF THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. CALHOUN SHALL BE FINED $1500.00. THE HORSE IS ORDERED DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 3RD RACE AT RP ON 9/26/2015.
Name: GREGG ALLEN SANDERS Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-088 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER GREGG ALLEN SANDERS HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "COURAGEOUS SCOUT" HAVING TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE FOLLOWING THE 12TH RACE AT RP ON 5/19/2017. MR. SANDERS, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, IS HEREBY FINED $500.00.
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17006 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver - Nick Roland who drove #6 "PENNYSFROMHEAVEN" in the third race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 11, 2017 is hereby fined the sum of fifty (50) dollars for violation of MRC Rule #7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Fail to come up into position and on the gate.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A) (8) -- Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules

Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17007 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Nick Roland who drove #1 TO THE LIMIT at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 11, 2017 is hereby fined the sum of One (1) hundred dollars for violation of MRC Rule # 7884.0260 Subpart 2 W. Driving rules which reads : Keep one line, Rein or Handhold in each hand at all times during the race except when the horse and driver reach the 7/8 pole marker during the race.

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

MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (1) - Whipping

Name: COLEEN J DOWDALL Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-140 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ms. Dowdall issued a check for a OSRC license and the check was returned for Stop Payment. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(6)  12-99
Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-44 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Sergio Becerra Jr., having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 19, 2017, for his excessive use of the whip on his mount “MY COUSIN PERRY” during the running of the 4th races on June 17, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs. (Sergio Becerra Jr. struck his mount 21 times going a distance of 350 yards.)

The Board of Stewards assess Sergio Becerra Jr. a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: MONSE MELENDEZ-CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-67A Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/5/2017 Suspension End: 8/2/2017
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TRAINER MONSE MELENDEZ-CHAVEZ HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "THE MAUI CORONA" 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 4TH RACE AT RP ON 4/22/2017, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "CLENBUTEROL". BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, MR. MELENDEZ-CHAVEZ SHALL BE SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING WITH THE OHRC FOR 90 DAYS, BEGINNING 5/5/2017 THROUGH 8/2/2017, AND RP BOARD OF STEWARDS STATE THAT HE SHALL ALSO BE FINED $1500.00. ALSO, THE HORSE SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 1ST PLACE AND REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 4TH RACE AT RP ON 4/22/2017. DURING THE TERM OF MR. MELENDEZ-CHAVEZ'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: Luke Richard Plano Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17008 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 Luke Plano who drove #1 LINKJACK HANOVER in the fourth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 11, 2017 is hereby fined the sum of One (1) hundred dollars for violation of MRC rule #7884.0260 Subpart 7 - Use of stirrups

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A)(B) - Judges Authority

MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 7 - Use of stirrups

Name: Luke Richard Plano Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17009 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 - Luke Plano - who drove #1 "JABAS LUCK" in the 8th Race on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino is hereby fined the sum of One (1) hundred Dollars for violations of MRC Rule # 7884.0260 Subpart 2 (A) (C) "change course or position, swerve in or out or bear in or out, during any part of the race in a manner that will compel another horse to shorten its stride or cause another driver to change course" "impede the progress of another horse or cause it to break" Resulting in a Disqualification.

MRC Rule #7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A) (B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule #7884.0260 Subpart 2 (A) (C) - Driving Rules

Name: RAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-087 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ON 4/19/2017, A FIANCIAL COMPLAINT AGAINST JOCKEY RAUL RAMIREZ JR. FILED BY HIS FORMER EMPLOYEE RICHARD FOSTER ATKINSON (JOCKEY AGENT). THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS RECEIVED A STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FROM THE HORSEMEN'S BOOKKEEPER FOR THE HORSE "GYR JAAMMER" WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 10TH RACE EARNING $15,521.10. RAMIREZ TESTIFIED THAT HE DID NOT PAY ATKINSON 20%. THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT JOCKEY RAUL RAMIREZ JR. OWES $3104.00 TO MR. ANDERSON. THE STEWARDS ORDERS STATE THAT THE SUM BE PAID BY 7/15/2017. IF SUM IS NOT PAID BY THAT TIME, RAMIREZ'S OHRC LICENSE MAY BE SUSPENDED.
Name: JOHN A. WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 17-WRD-023B Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/4/2017 Suspension End: 6/2/2017
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TRAINER JOHN ALAN WILLIAMS HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "PHANTOM MENACE" 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 7TH RACE AT WRD ON 4/4/2017, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "VALERENIC ACID". IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT THE SUMMARY SUSPENSION OF MR. WILLIAMS IS HEREBY LIFTED AND HE SHALL BE FINED $1500.00 AND BE SUSPENDED FOR 30 DAYS, BEGINNING 5/4/2017 THROUGH 6/2/2017, ALSO, THE HORSE SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 1ST PLACE AND REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 7TH RACE AT WRD ON 4/4/2017. ALSO, ORDERED, "PHANTOM MENACE" SHALL BE PLACED ON THE STEWARDS LIST FOR NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS. IT IS ALSO ORDERED AT THE END OF THE 60 DAYS, BLOOD SHALL BE PULLED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OWNER OR THE TRAINER.
Name: TONY LEE ROBINSON Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-077 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ON 5/12/2017, A SEARCH OF THE TACK ROOM OCCUPIED BY GROOM/HOTWALKER TONY LEE ROBINSON WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE OF RP BY RP PARK SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS OF THE OHRC DID REVEAL A BAG CONTAINING HUMAN DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND INJECTABLE DRUGS AND NEEDLES AND SYRINGES. ADDITIONALLY, A SEARCH OF MR. ROBINSON'S VEHICLE DID REVEAL ADDITIONAL NEEDLES AND SYRINGES AND UNLABELED INJECTABLE DRUGS. THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND THAT DUE TO THE PROXIMITY OF GROOM/HOTWALKER TONY LEE ROBINSON, TO HORSES ENTERED TO RACE, THE PUBLIC HEALTH , SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. THEREFORE, TONY LEE ROBINSON IS SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 5/13/2017, AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: EDDIE DWAYNE WILLIS Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-41 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Eddie Willis having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2017, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “WEKNOWWHOYOUARE” which resulted in a scratch in the 2nd race on June 17, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Eddie Willis a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(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: RUBY GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-46 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Ruby Gonzalez, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2017, for failure to make sufficient effort to control her mount “Cbbrookstonespecial” shortly after the start of the 2nd Race on June 16, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Ruby Gonzalez, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 17, 2017 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 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 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: COSME VELASQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-65A Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/5/2017 Suspension End: 8/2/2017
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TRAINER COSME VELASQUEZ, JR. HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "MY SECRET HABIT" 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 2ND RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2017, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "CLENBUTEROL". BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, MR. VELASQUEZ SHALL BE SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING WITH THE OHRC FOR 90 DAYS, BEGINNING 5/5/2017 THROUGH 8/2/2017, AND RP BOARD OF STEWARDS STATE THAT HE SHALL ALSO BE FINED $1500.00. ALSO, THE HORSE SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 1ST PLACE AND REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 2ND RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2017. DURING THE TERM OF MR. VELASQUEZ SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: RICARDO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-45 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Ricardo Ramirez, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 19, 2017, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount out of the gate “Sweet Special Cash” in the 2nd race on June 16, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Ricardo Ramirez, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(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: CHARLES BRANDON PERKINS Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 17-WRD-033A Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM HOTWALKER CHARLES BRANDON PERKINS APPEARED BEFORE THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS ON 5/25/2017, IN REGARDS TO THE FINANCIAL COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST HIM BY THE WILL ROGERS KOA. AFTER SUBSEQUENT DETERMINATION, MR. PERKINS HAS BEEN GIVEN ADDITIONAL TIME TO SATISFY HIS FINANCIAL OBLIGATION BY AGREEING TO PAY IN FULL ON OR BEFORE 6/28/2017. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. PERKINS , MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS TO REMAIN LICENSED WITH THE OHRC.
Name: CHARLES BRANDON PERKINS Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 17-WRD-033 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/24/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM/HOTWALKER CHARLES BRANDON PERKINS HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED, FAILED TO APPEAR AND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS FINANCIAL OBLIGATION TO WRD. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT CHARLES BRANDON PERKINS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED AND/OR INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE EFFECTIVE 5/24/2017, PENDING HIS APPEARANCE BEFORE THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS. DURING HIS SUSPENSION, MR. PERKINS IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: LAUREN A STEEN Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 171010 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/20/2017 Suspension End: 9/23/2017
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF AN ARLINGTON PARK SECURITY REPORT DATED JUNE 14, 2017 OWNER/TRAINER LAUREN STEEN IS HEREBY SUSPENDED JUNE 20, 2017 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 INCLUSIVE AND DENIED ACCESS TO ALL COURSES, GROUNDS AND WAGERING FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD FOR THE POSSESSION OF NEEDLES, SYRINGE AND INJECTABLES AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION NOT PRESCRIBED TO HER AS WELL AS MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHENALIA (TWO PIPES) FOUND IN HER HORSE TRAILER LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS OF ARLINGTON PARK. ALL HORSES OWNED AND/OR TRAINED BY MS STEEN ARE HEREBY INELGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE PENDING A TRANSFER/SALE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS. FURTHERMORE, LAUREN STEEN MUST PROVIDE A NEGATIVE DRUG TEST FROM AN APPROVED FACILITY BEFORE SHE CAN BE REINSTATED TO GOOD STANDING IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.80 A C 603.90 A C 1402.70 1413.230
Name: MARLON S ST. JULIEN Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-29 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held for Jockey Marlon St. Julien on June 18, 2017 for an alleged violation of indiscriminate whipping of his horse “Queenerella” during the stretch run of the first race on June 17, 2017.   Jockey St. Julien appeared in person for his hearing and provided testimony to the Board.
 
The first race on June 17, 2017, was run at one and one sixteenth miles. “Queenerella” was in front of the field at all calls of the race; one length at the ¼ call; one length at the ½ call; 2 lengths at the ¾ call; 7 lengths at the stretch call and 13 ¾ at the finish.  Jockey St. Julien continued to strike “Queenerella” with his whip throughout the stretch.
 
The Board finds “Queenerella” had reached her maximum placing during her stretch run and was in no danger of relinquishing her lead. Jockey St. Julien’s use of the whip was unnecessary, and indiscriminate.  Therefore, the Board finds Jockey Marlon St. Julien in violation of 491 IAC 10.5(2)”j”(4), and fines Jockey St. Julien two hundred dollars ($200.00.)  
 
Name: LEONEL CAMACHO FLORES Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-074 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Sunday, June 18, 2017 a ruling conference was held with jockey Leonel Camacho Flores at which time testimony was heard and a review of the video was conducted. Accordingly, Leonel Camacho Flores is hereby assessed a fine of $250.00 for misuse of the riding crop in the first race on Friday, June 16, 2017. 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 260-52-045 (5,a) WAC 260-84-060

JOCKEY CHALLENGE 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 seventy two (72) hours 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 seventy two (72) hours or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seventy two (72) hours, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: FLAVIEN PRAT Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-200 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/1/2017 Suspension End: 7/4/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey FLAVIEN PRAT, who rode SPOOKY WOODS in the ninth race at Santa Anita Park on June 17, 2017 is suspended for FOUR (4) racing days (July 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2017) for crossing over without sufficient clearance and causing interference which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from third to fifth position. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding – second offense in last sixty days). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: KYLE PAUL FREY Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-202 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey KYLE FREY who rode SAKAB in the third race at Santa Anita Park on June 17, 2017 is fined TWO hundred dollars ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense in last 60 days – last offense April 21, 2017).
Name: Kent Desormeaux Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-201 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/27/2017 Suspension End: 7/1/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey KENT DESORMEAUX, who rode SUPREME VENTURE in the fifth race at Santa Anita Park on June 17, 2017 is suspended for FOUR (4) racing days (June 24, 25, 30 and July 1, 2017) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference shortly after the start. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding – second offense in last sixty days). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: LEE JOHN GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-93 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/26/2017 Suspension End: 7/10/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Lee Gutierrez having waived his 10 day hearing notice, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards June 17, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Gabapentin (Neurontin)” detected at 12 ng/ml in the horse “Jess Gots Class” (Test Sample #: NM26773), who finished in 1st place in the 2nd race on April 22, 2017, at SunRay Park in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Lee Gutierrez. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". There is no permissible concentration of “Gabapentin” that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

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

    1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 26, 2017, through July 10, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) Seven hundred fifty dollar fine to paid on or before July 17, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
During said time of applicable suspension, Lee Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Lee Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f)(g)(j) 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 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: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-37 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey FRANCISCO CALDERON, having been duly notified and having been represented by jockey Raul Herrera before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2017, for his excessive use of the whip on his mount DADDYS BLUSHINGduring the running of the 9th races on June 17, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs. (Francisco Calderon struck his mount 23 times going a distance of 350 yards.)

The Board of Stewards assess FRANCISCO CALDERON a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 18, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)Jockeys Notice of Hearing 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: JUAN MANUEL GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-073 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Sunday, June 18, 2017, a stewards' ruling conference was held with jockey Juan Gutierrez for an incident that occurred late in the stretch in the fifth race on June 17th, 2017. After hearing testimony and reviewing the video of the race, the stewards determined that Juan Gutierrez allowed his horse to veer in causing interference to an inside horse. Accordingly, Juan Gutierrez is hereby fined $200.00 for careless riding. 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 260-52-040 (5)

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 seventy two (72) hours 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 seventy two (72) hours or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seventy two (72) hours, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: ALONSO RIVERA Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-39 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alonso Rivera, having been duly notified and having been represented by jockey Raul Herrera before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2017, for his misuse use of the whip on his mount MAKE ME SEPARATEduring the post parade/ warm-up for the 7th race on June 17, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs. (Alonso Rivera struck his mount two times during the post parade/ warm-up.)

After reviewing the post parade film, the Board of Stewards hereby assess Alonso Rivera a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 18, 2017,, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: WILLIE C PADILLA Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-36 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Willie Padilla having telephonically waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers ON) at time of entry for “UMBER GIRL”, entered in the 3rd race on June 16, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards assessed Willie Padilla a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before July 18, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.13 (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

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: Ricardo Castillo Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Pocatello Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-POD-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Ricardo Castillo Sr. won the 4th race on May 21st, 2017 in Pocatello, Idaho. After the race his horse Streak N Hero had its blood drawn by ISRC Doctor Kent Warner for testing. The Preliminary results of that days blood samples was received in our office on June 8th, 2017. At that time Mr. Ricardo Castillo Sr.'s sample #133843 was a HOLD. Indicating that there may be the presence of a prohibited drug or an overage. The FINAL test results from Truesdail Laboratories were received on June 16th, 2017. The final report showed that Mr. Ricardo Castillo's horse, Streak N Hero, tested positive and contained the prohibited substance of Flunixin @ 87.9 nanograms / ml. These findings were passed onto the Stewards for disciplinary action and filed in our ISRC files. A hearing for Mr. Ricardo Castillo Sr. occured on June 18th, 2017 in which he did not attend in person but did over the phone. At the conclusion of the hearing Mr. Ricardo Castillo Sr. agreed to the terms of the ruling and was fined $100.00. Mr. Ricardo Castillo Sr. PAID the fine on 06/18/2017 deposited by Ardie Noyes in Meridian. No further action will take place and the horse has NOT been disqualified from any winnings and the purse was NOT re-distributed.

Name: Ricardo Castillo Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Pocatello Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-POD-1-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-POD-1 - Restored to Good Standing - Mr. Ricardo Castillo Sr. PAID the fine on 06/18/2017 deposited by Ardie Noyes in Meridian. No further action will take place and the horse has NOT been disqualified from any winnings and the purse was NOT re-distributed.

Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-40 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Raul Herrera having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2017, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount out of the gate “Big Daddy Rf” in the 5th Race on June 17, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs. (bore in squeezing inside horses)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Raul Herrera, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 18, 2017 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 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 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: KELSI PURCELL Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-38 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Kelsi Purcell having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2017, for failure to make sufficient effort to control her mount out of the gate “Im Bigtime Southern” in the 5th Race on June 17, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs. (bore out into the path of #6)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Kelsi Purcell, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 18, 2017 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 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 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: Kevin S Eikleberry Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to send his split sample, and present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Owner/Trainer Kevin Eikleberry is hereby fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) for his horse “Wannablikegrandpa” testing at 7.9ug/ml which is over the legal limit of Oxyphenbutazone (5.0ug/ml) after finishing first in the sixth race on June 3, 2017.
 
Fine $500.00 pd 6/23/17. (ls)
Name: JAMIE THERIOT Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-203 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey JAMIE THERIOT is fined ONE HUNDRED dollars ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – failure to attend film review on June 18, 2017).
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17005 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 Nick Roland who drove #3 Moon Is On Fire in the seventh race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 11, 2017 is hereby fined the sum of Two (2) hundred dollars for violation of MRC rule # 7884.0260 Subpart 7 - Use Of Stirrups

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 7 - Use Of Stirrups

Name: Ray Orozco Morales Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-95 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Ray O. Orozco-Morales, having been duly notified, and represented by trainer Lee Gutierrez before the Board of Stewards June 17, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Gabapentin” detected at 12 ng/ml in the horse “Jess Gots Class” (Test Sample #: NM26773), who finished 1st place in the 2nd race on April 22, 2017, at SunRay Park in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Lee Gutierrez. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". There is no permissible concentration of Gabapentin that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

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

    1. The horse “Jess Gots Class” is hereby disqualified from 1st and ordered unplaced from the 2nd race on April 22, 2017 at SunRay Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Brava Regazza
                2. Paid the Chick
                3. Fanfreakntastic
                4. Royal Zoomin
                5. Miracle Gold
                6. Louisiana Teller
                7. King James 440
Unplaced “Jess Gots Class” Late Scratch: Pistolleta, Captain Bigtime

2. The horse “Jess Gots Class” must pass a commission approved drug examination before becoming eligible for entry. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

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

Name: EBERT MUNOZ Ruling Date: 6/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ebert Munoz, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on June 17, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 27037 taken from the horse “Una Linda Corona” following the 7th race, on May 26, 2017 at SunRay Park Racetrack. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.45 ug/ml 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 Ebert Munoz. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

Ebert Munoz is the owner and trainer of record for horse “Una Linda Corona”. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, this is Ebert Munoz’s 1st Class 4C minor violation. For this 1st Class 4C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ebert Munoz a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($500.00) FIVE hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before July 18, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Una Linda Corona”, must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

Name: LOUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-98 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Batista fined $100.00 for being over his reported weight, Friday, June 16, 2017.
Name: JUAN CARLOS SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5064 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Juan Carlos Saucedo was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 6/16/17.

Mr. Saucedo is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia because he allowed his groom to administer "Fast Finish, on race day, to "First Prize Mine," who was entered to race in the 7th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 5/12/17, necessitating a late scratch.

Name: JEFFREY LAWRENCE METZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-071 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Saturday, June 14, 2017, a ruling conference was held telephonically with trainer Jeffrey Lawrence Metz. Trainer Jeffrey Lawrence Metz is hereby assessed a fine of $100.00 for the unauthorized late scratch of the horse, 'Confed,' in the fourth race on June 11, 2017 (No tattoo). 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 260-40-010(4.7) 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: MARCUS KOCIJAN Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-88 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 MARCUS KOCIJAN IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING FOR HAVING PAID HIS FINE DATED 12/16/2016.
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-195 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO, JR. 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 last 60 days), during the first race at Santa Anita Park on June 16, 2017.
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-196 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: Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO, JR. is fined ONE hundred dollars ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1530 (Cases Not Covered by Rules and Regulations – late to paddock) before the seventh race at Santa Anita Park on June 16, 2017.
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-197 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO, JR. is fined TWO HUNDRED dollars ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – failure to attend film review on June 17, 2017).
Name: ISAIAS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-069 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Friday, June 16, 2017, a ruling conference was held with jockey Isaias Enriquez at which time testimony was heard and a review of the video was conducted. Accordingly, Isaias Enriquez is hereby assessed a fine of $200.00 for making insufficient effort to maintain a straight course down the backstretch and around the turn causing mutual interference to a horse outside of him while aboard, Valid Keiki, in the seventh race on Sunday, June 11, 2017. 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 260-52-040 (3,4,5)

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 seventy two (72) hours 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 seventy two (72) hours or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seventy two (72) hours, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: ISAIAS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-070 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Friday, June 16, 2017, a steward's conference was held with jockey Isaias Enriquez regarding allegations of being involved in a disturbance in the jockeys' room at Emerald Downs on Sunday, June 11, 2017, after the seventh race. The WHRC investigator gave testimony and presented evidence that Isaias Enriquez was the aggressor in an altercation that took place in the Emerald Downs jockeys' room on Sunday, June 11, 2017 after the seventh race. Accordingly, the WHRC board of stewards hereby fine Isaias Enriquez five hundred dollars ($500.00) and all the WHRC licenses of Isaias Enriquez will be in probationary status for the remainder of the 2017 Emerald Downs race meet. Furthermore, Isaias Enriquez is ordered to pay all medical costs incurred to another licensee as a result of the altercation. 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,iv) WAC 260-80-140

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 seventy two (72) hours 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 seventy two (72) hours or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seventy two (72) hours, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed. WAC 260-24-510 (3, k)

Name: JUAN FRANCISCO GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5065 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Juan Garcia Jr., was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 6/17/17.

Mr. Garcia is hereby fined two hundred ($200) dollars because he struck his mount, "KW Cowboy," with his whip during the post parade for the 10th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 5/13/17.

Name: Lorenzo Castenada Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-068 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Friday, June 16, 2017, a ruling conference was held with jockey Lorenzo C. Lopez at which time testimony was heard and a review of the video was conducted. Accordingly, Lorenzo C. Lopez is hereby assessed a fine of $200.00 for making insufficient effort to maintain a straight course down the backstretch and around the turn causing mutual interference to a horse inside of him while aboard, Ain't Tellin', in the seventh race on Sunday, June 11, 2017. 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 260-52-040 (3,4,5)

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 seventy two (72) hours 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 seventy two (72) hours or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seventy two (72) hours, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Stewards' penalty will be imposed.

Name: ESGAR RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-35 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Esgar Ramirez, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2017, for his excessive and misuse of whip on his mount “HEZA CARTEL FLASH” during the post parade and running of the 6th race on June 16, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

Aggravating Circumstances: The Stewards and Placing Judge, Kenneth Mosley, witnessed the horse being struck six times during the post parade/warm-up and instructed the outrider to tell Esgar Ramirez to stop striking his horse. After being instructed to stop, Esgar Ramirez continued to strike the horse another nine times. Then, shortly before approaching the gate, Esgar Ramirez jabbed the butt of whip, three times, into the ribs of his mount. Furthermore, during the running of the race Esgar Ramirez struck his mount 22 times.

After considering AGGRIVATING CIRCUMSTANCES, the Board of Stewards hereby assess Esgar Ramirez a penalty in the amount of seven hundred and fifty hundred dollars ($750.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 17, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 16.47.1.8(U)(2)PROTECTION OF HORSES No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT 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”15.2.1.9(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: DONALD GENE DOBSON Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-072 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Friday, June 16, 2017, a stewards' conference was held with owner Donald Gene Dobson for working on the backside without having a proper 2017 WHRC license. Testimony was heard that confirmed that Donald Dobson had been working without obtaining the proper WHRC license. Accordingly, Donald Dobson is hereby assessed a fine of $100.00 for working without being properly licensed. 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 260-36-010 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: MARLON G CARTER Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5062 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Marlon Carter was duly noticed and telephonically waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 5/22/17.

Mr. Carter is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he was not present to saddle his horse, and failed to have a licensed substitute trainer in the paddock to saddle "MWS Make It Rain," for the 8th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 5/12/17.

Name: ADDISON S SEBASTIAN Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Belterra Park
Ruling Number: 2017-BP-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the testing laboratory Alere stating the human urine sample # 205018547, submitted by Groom Addison Sebastian and collected at Belterra Park on June 8, 2017, contained a positive test for a Marijuana Metabolite with a level of 130 ng/ ml. The screening level is 50 ng/ ml. This was Ms. Sebastian's SECOND positive test. Prior to her test, Ms. Sebastian admitted she had "smoked" a few days ago.

Because of this report, the Stewards scheduled a hearing in the Steward's Office at Belterra Park for Thursday June 15, 2017.

Ms. Sebastian failed to appear at her hearing, and because of her failure to appear, she is suspended pending her appearance before the Stewards. During her suspension, Addison Sebastian is denied privileges of the grounds of all racecourses under the jurisdiction of the O.S.R.C. (Backside, Grandstand, and Racino), and her name is placed on the "STOP LIST" within the O.S.R.C.

This ruling is written in accordance with O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-2-26(A)(10) (License refused, revoked, suspended); O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24 (Officials Powers); 3769-4-26 (Supervision by Stewards); and #3769-8-09(F)(2) (Use of Drugs Prohibited).

Name: Gonzalo Valles Ruling Date: 6/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5063 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Gonzalo Valles Jr., was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards on 6/16/17.

Mr. Valles Jr. is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars in absentia, because he failed to fulfill his engagement to ride "Earl P." in race 7 at Sam Houston Race Park on 5/22/17, necessitating a late rider change.

Name: JOSE GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22277 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have his scheduled starter, Easywithlouisianagirl, in the paddock, on time, resulting in a late scratch from race 5, June 15, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: Kent Desormeaux Ruling Date: 6/16/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-194 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
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Ruling Text:
Trainer keith DESORMEAUX is fined FOUR HUNDRED dollars ($400.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration – horse entered for wrong condition) in the first race on June 17, 2017, at Santa Anita Park.
Name: ROY LEE BOYD Ruling Date: 6/16/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: On June 16, 2017 BOS offered a hearing to Roy L Boyd, he waived his right to hearing, regarding allegations in NOH issued June 14, 2017. Stewards hereby find the following: Official blood sample #E226083 contained 16.5pg/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for Dexamethasone is 5pg/ml. Sample #E226083 contained 16.5pg/ml of the drug. Sample was taken from the four horse, Shenandoah, which ran in the 4th Race on 6/2/17, finishing first. Mr Boyd elected not to have a split sample tested. This is Mr Boyds first offense for medication/substance violation carrying a Category C penalty in a 365 day period. Mr Boyd is assessed 1/2 point for this Dexmethasone violation. Based on the above, the BOS impose a $1000.00 Fine and Shenandoah is disqualified from purse money. Order of finish is as follows: He's Special/State Media/Masons Dream/Paul and Silas/His Freedom Reigns/Hey Kid

Name: OMAR GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-83-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 7000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/18/2018 Suspension End: 2/17/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SRP-83 - Modified Ruling

Modified ruling to correct typo in Initial Ruling (Line 2)

Trainer Omar Gurierrez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards June 12, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited class 2 penalty B drug “Caffeine” detected at 1,239 ng/ml (Limit 100ng/ml) and the prohibited class 4 penalty C drug Methylaminoantipyrine at 221,657 ng/ml (Dipyrone, Limit 1,000 ng/ml) the horse “I Wont Lose” (Test Sample #: NM26909), who finished in 1st place in the 1st race on May 7, 2017, at SunRay Park in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Omar Gutierrez. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

For Omar Gutierrez’s 4th Class B and 2nd Class C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 1 year suspension of all NMRC licenses starting Febuary 18, 2018, through Febuary 17, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. A ($2,000.00) Two thousand dollar fine for the 2nd Class C violation. A ($5,000.00) Five thousand dollar fine for the 4th Class B violation. Total $7,000.00 to paid on or before July 16, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Referral of this matter to the NMSRC for any further action deemed necessary, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
During said time of applicable suspension, Omar Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Omar Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f)(g)(j) 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." 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: OMAR GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-83 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 7000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/18/2018 Suspension End: 2/17/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Omar Gurierrez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards June 12, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited class 2 penalty B drug “Caffeine” detected at 1,239 ng/ml (Limit 100ng/ml) and the prohibited class 4 penalty C drug Methylaminoantipyrine at 221,657 ng/ml (Dipyrone, Limit 1,000 ng/ml) the horse “I Wont Lose” (Test Sample #: NM26909), who finished in 1st place in the 1st race on May 7, 2017, at SunRay Park in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Omar Gutierrez. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

For Omar Gutierrez’s 4th Class B and 2nd Class C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 1 year suspension of all NMRC licenses starting Febuary 18, 2018, through Febuary 17, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. A ($2,000.00) Three thousand dollar fine for the 2nd Class C violation. A ($5,000.00) five thousand dollar fine for the 4th Class B violation. Total $7,000.00 to paid on or before July 16, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Referral of this matter to the NMSRC for any further action deemed necessary, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
During said time of applicable suspension, Omar Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Omar Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f)(g)(j) 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." 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 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: LUIS RAUL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 6/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-33 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/23/2017 Suspension End: 12/22/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner Luis R. Hernandez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 12, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Secret Mountain Pass”(Test Sample #: NM25513), who was scratched in the 9th race on April 7, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on May 10, 2017.

Luis R Hernandez and Juan Hernandez, the owners of record for horse “Secret Mountain Pass”, were duly notified and Juan Hernandez failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Luis R Hernandez and Juan Hernandez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

Mitigating Circumstances: trainer has had no medication violations since December of 2015.

Considering the MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES, For Luis R. Hernandez’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime AS A TRAINER and FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime AS AN OWNER issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

        1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 23, 2017, through December 22, 2017, inclusive.
        2. A ($3,000) three thousand dollar fine to paid on or before July 16,2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Secret Mountain Pass” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 18, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Luis R Hernandez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Luis R Hernandez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) prima facie evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/ 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty Recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer /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: DARIUS THORPE Ruling Date: 6/16/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-97 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Fined $100.00 for being over his reported weight, Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Name: JUAN R HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 6/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-34 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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Ruling Text: Owner Juan Hernandez having been duly notified, failing to appear and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance ,before the Board of Stewards on June 12, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Secret Mountain Pass”(Test Sample #: NM25513), who was scratched in the 9th race on April 7, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on May 10, 2017.

Luis R Hernandez, the trainer and also part owner of record for horse “Secret Mountain Pass”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Luis R Hernandez’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime AS A TRAINER and FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime AS AN OWNER.

For OWNER Juan Hernandez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Secret Mountain Pass” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 18, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) prima facie evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/ 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty Recommendations This ruling is written in accordance 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: FRANKLIN ETHAN JOHNSON Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17025 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Frankie Johnson is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Dazzle Man more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 7th Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2017 (2nd whip rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: Kara M Theis Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17022 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Kara Theis DVM is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for administering Phenylbutazone by mistake to an In-Today horse necessitating the late scratch of Aces High from the 9th Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2017.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees) Subp. 9.B.I.-Veterinarians 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp.6.-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours)

Name: JESSE ED VEGA Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17027 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
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Ruling Text: Jesse Vega is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount This Trains Rockin more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2017 (1st whip rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: DAVID HUNT Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17021 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Jockey David Hunt is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars $100 for failing to fulfill riding engagements on May 28, 2017 at Canterbury Park when Hunt could not make riding weight.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees) Subp. 3.-Jockeys and apprentice jockeys 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority

Name: CARLO J POLISENO Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-011-17 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Driver Carlo Poliseno is fined $200.00 for inapproriate use of the whip in the 11th race on June 7, 2017 at Harrington Raceway. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.14.2.7. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: Ismael Suarez Ricardo Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17023 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ismael Suarez Ricardo is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount The Lastpaintedwagon more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2017 (2nd whip rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: BRAYAN VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17026 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Brayan Velazquez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Crusin The Lake more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2017 (1st whip rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: JOSE GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22275 Ruling Type: Failure to Have Horse Properly Shod
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Toe grabs exceeded the maximum height resulting in the late scratch of Joejoes Loaded from the second race at Delta Downs on June 14, 2017.
Name: BILLY G STURROCK Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22276 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methylprednisolone (444pg/mlng/ml) reported, in post race blood sample taken from Attack Dog 89, winner of race 4, May 27, 2017 at Delta Downs. Trainer declined his right to testing of the split and waived his right to a stewards hearing. Trainer fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: FRANCISCO JAVIER BRAVO Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17028 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Francisco Bravo, having waived his right to both a split-sample test and a formal hearing, is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) for a Class 4, Category C medication violation. On June 15, 2017, Industrial Laboratories reported the finding of Dexamethasone at a level of 20.6+/-3.4 pg/ML in serum in Sample No. E238620 taken from Fair Lady Miss, 1st-place finisher in the 8th Race on June 4, 2017 at Canterbury Park. Fair Lady Miss is hereby disqualified from first and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish for the 8th Race on June 4, 2017 at Canterbury Park is as follows: 1st--#2 Wild Ale, 2nd--#4 Tahkodha Dutchess, 3rd--#5 Morning Report, 4th--#8 Tahkodha Star, 5th--#7 Lil' Red Devil, 6th--Anniesfirstdance and 7th--Dot's Vow. The Horseperson's Bookkeeper is directed to make necessary changes to payment of purses for the subject race. If Fair Lady Miss's share of the purse has been paid, it is hereby ordered returned to the Horseperson's Bookkeeper. This is the trainer's first medication violation in 365 days.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees) Subp. 2.C.(2)(3)-Trainer 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority 7890.0110 (Medications and Practices Prohibited) Subp. 1.-Administration 7890.0130 (Findings of Chemist) Subp. 1.-Prima facie evidence 7892.0150 (Purses) Subp. 1-Purse may be redistributed; Subp. 2.A.B.C.D.-Determination of purse redistribution 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours)

Name: MARLON S ST. JULIEN Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-25 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having acknowledged reporting incorrect weight to the clerk of scales for the second race on June 14, 2017, Jockey Marlon St. Julien is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00.)
Name: Oscar Delgado Ruling Date: 6/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17024 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Oscar Delgado is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Irish Brew more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2017 (1st whip rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: Russell Leblanc Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22271 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Excessive use of the whip while galloping, during training, on June 14, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: FERNANDO ABREU Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2017-GP-11 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER - 2017022743, F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - METHOCARBOMAL .
Name: CHARLES ALBERT HARTMANN Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2607 Ruling Type: Unlicensed Participant
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mutuel Clerk Charles Albert Hartmann was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 6/14/17.

Mr. Hartmann is hereby fined one hundred dollars because he worked as a mutuel clerk at Retama Park from 5/1/17 through 5/31/17 without a valid TxRC license.

Name: LAURA LYNN CAZARES Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-TAM-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017023494 - F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - FLUNIXIN & PHENYLBUTAZONE.
Name: victor barboza Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2017-GP-10 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017022657 - F.S. 550-2415 VIOLATION - FUROSEMIDE.
Name: JACOB PALACIOS MOLINA Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-TAM-21 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017019885 - F.S. 550.2415 - VIOLATION - METHOCARBAMOL.
Name: JUSTIN P JEANSONNE Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22273 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Display of temper and physical altercation (puts his hands on another licensee).
Name: DANIEL GAZADER Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2017-GP-13 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017023199 - F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - METHOCARBOMOL.
Name: ERIC J. GUILLOT Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2017-GP-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017024189 - F.S. 550.2415 - VIOLATION - DEXAMETHASONE.
Name: JOHNNY C COLLINS Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-TAM-20 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017021788, F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - PHENLYBUTAZONE.
Name: Alexis X. Batista Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22272 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Was involved in a verbal altercation at Evangeline Downs.
Name: LLOYD RICHARD SCHNEIDERMAN Ruling Date: 6/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17004 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Lloyd Schneiderman who started the horse "I WARNED YOU ' in the first race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on May 28, 2017 finishing third , The horse was subsequently subject to post race testing according to MRC protocols. The resulting sample #E216590 was submitted to Industrial labs ( the contact laboratory of the Minnesota Racing Commission ) for testing. The test results showed the presence of Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.76+/-0.38 ug/ml an amount in excess of the allowable level of 2.0 ug/ml. With reference to MRC rules and the RCI Penalty guidelines and recognizing the fact that trainer Schneiderman has had no drug violations in the past three hundred and sixty five (365) days he is hereby issued an " OFFICIAL WARNING '

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A) (B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule #7890.0100 Subpart 13 A (1) (a) - Medication

Name: DULCESNOMBRES GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-29 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 Duclesnombres Gutierrez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on June 11, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the following drugs: the class 4 penalty category C drug Dexamethasone, detected at a concentration of 93 pg/ml in the blood (allowable limit is 5 pg/ml in the blood) , the class 2 penalty category B drug “Caffeine” detected at a concentration of 1,158 ng/ml in the blood (allowable limit is 100 ng/ml in the blood) , and the class 4 penalty category C drug 4-Methylaminoatipyrine,a metabolite of Dipyron, detected at a concentration of 260,352 ng/ml in the urine (allowable limit is 1000 ng/ml in the urine). These drugs were found in test sample NM26257 taken from the 1st place finisherRS Corona First” following the 4th race, on April 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer, Chris Marquez.

Chris Marquez is the trainer of record for horse “RS Corona First”, he was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)(4) Penalty Recommendations, this is Chris Marquez’s FIRST Lifetime Class 2B medication violation and FIRST Class 4C medication violation (in a 365 day period).

For Duclesnombres Gutierrez’s FIRST Lifetime Class 2B medication violation and FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365 day period, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows: The horse “RS Corona First” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race, on April 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

                    1. Buds Black Dahila
                    2. Imma Kettle Too
                    3. Joe Leen
                    4. Ima Party Boy
                    5. Jesse Art
                    6. Taco Bay
                    7. Royale For Reel
                    8. Ha Fearless Version
Unplaced “RS Corona First

Licensee is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C) Environmental contaminants and substances of human use: Regulatory Threshold for Caffeine- 100 ng/ml of plasma or serum/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty/ recommendations15.2.6.9 Attachment 2, Page 3 Threshold limit for Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml in the blood 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS/ 15.2.6.9 (F) (3) Dipyrone Levels: Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page 4- Classification of Dipyrone/15.2.6.9(H)(2) MEDICAL LABELING AND STATE STATUTES This ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.6.9 CLASS 4 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES /Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page #2/ /15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) Purse Redistribution /15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Unplaced horses15.2.6.11(B) Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10 (C) (5) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY/ 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT 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: MICHAEL PUHICH Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-066 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, trainer Michael Puhich is hereby assessed a fine of $100.00 for the unauthorized late scratch of the horse, Commander Lute in the second race on Sunday, June 11, 2017. 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 260-40-010(4.7) WAC 260-84-060

Name: RICHARD FREDERIC SCHNEIDER Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-47 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA 457 (1)(b) Pylon rule Two Pylons
Name: RICHARD FREDERIC SCHNEIDER Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-47-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-47 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: James Dean Gray Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-44 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)(g)© Whipping more than 3 times
Name: James Dean Gray Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-44-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-44 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: DALTON EDWARD STECKER Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-065 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Dalton Edward Steckler, after waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, is hereby fined $100.00 for ponying during training hours on the racetrack before getting his pony license. 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 260-36-010 WAC 260-36-260 WAC 260-84-060

Name: FRANCISCO ALBERTO AMPARAN Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-27 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/16/2017 Suspension End: 6/20/2017
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey, Francisco Amparan, having been summoned and having appeared before Board of Stewards on June 11, 2017, for careless riding during the running of the 9th race on June 10, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs , while aboard “Comic’s Song” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 5th place to 8th place. (Bore in sharply at the top of the stretech causing #1 “”Accompany” to take up sharply and alter course.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Francisco Amparan a suspension of 4 race days (June 16, 2017, June 17, 2017, June 18, 2017, and June 19, 2017). Francisco Amparan is allowed to ride designated races.

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

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

Name: CHRIS DAVID MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 4000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/22/2017 Suspension End: 9/5/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Chris Marquez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on June 11, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the following drugs: the class 4 penalty category C drug Dexamethasone, detected at a concentration of 93 pg/ml in the blood (allowable limit is 5 pg/ml in the blood) , the class 2 penalty category B drug “Caffeine” detected at a concentration of 1,158 ng/ml in the blood (allowable limit is 100 ng/ml in the blood) , and the class 4 penalty category C drug 4-Methylaminoatipyrine,a metabolite of Dipyron, detected at a concentration of 260,352 ng/ml in the urine (allowable limit is 1000 ng/ml in the urine). These drugs were found in test sample NM26257 taken from the 1st place finisherRS Corona First” following the 4th race, on April 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Chris Marquez.

Duclesnombres Gutierrez is the owner of record for horse “RS Corona First”, he was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)(4) Penalty Recommendations, this is Mr. Gutierrez’s FIRST Lifetime Class 2B medication violation and FIRST Class 4C medication violation (in a 365 day period).

Aggravating circumstances: Multiple medications were in the horse’s system at the time of the race, the extremely high concentration level of 4-Methylaminoatipyrine, 4-Methylaminoatipyrine is not an FDA approved drug. It is a compounded drug and is manufactured outside of the United states. Mitigating Circumstances: trainers first medication violation

Considering the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, for Chris Marquez’s FIRST Lifetime Class 2B medication violation and FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365 day period, the Board of Stewards assessed the following penalties:

        1. Dexamethasone violation, A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine per 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations.
        2. Caffeine violation (considering AGGRIVATING and MITIGATING CURCUMSTANCES) A $1,000 fine and 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 22, 2017, through August 5,2017, inclusive. Per 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations.
        3. 4-Methylaminoatipyrine violation (considering AGGRIVATING CIRCUMSTANCES)A ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine and A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 6, 2017, through September 5, 2017, inclusive.

ALL fines are to paid on or before July 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. During said time of applicable suspension, Chris Marquez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-c), Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Chris Marquez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C) Environmental contaminants and substances of human use: Regulatory Threshold for Caffeine- 100 ng/ml of plasma or serum/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty/ recommendations15.2.6.9 Attachment 2, Page 3 Threshold limit for Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml in the blood 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS/ 15.2.6.9 (F) (3) Dipyrone Levels: Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page 4- Classification of Dipyrone/15.2.6.9(H)(2) MEDICAL LABELING AND STATE STATUTES This ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.6.9 CLASS 4 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES /Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page #2/ 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10 (C) (5) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY/ 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT 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: MARY CHRISTINA TATE Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-067 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On June 11, 2017, a steward's conference was held with licensee Mary Tate regarding allegations of creating a disturbance in the barn area on June 10, 2017. The WHRC investigator gave testimony and presented evidence that Mary Tate unreasonably disturbed the peace while on association grounds. Accordingly, the WHRC board of stewards hereby assess a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00). 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 260-80-140

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: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-75 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/18/2017 Suspension End: 6/24/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, Mauro Salcedo, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2017, for careless riding during the running of the 7th race on June 9, 2017, at SunRay Park Racetrack while aboard “Jm One Hot Boy” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from second place to sixth. (Interfered with the #5 horse nearing the wire)

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mauro Salcedo a suspension of 3 race days (June 18, 2017, June 19, 2017, June 23, 2017, ). Mauro Salcedo is allowed to ride designated races.

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 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."

The SunRay board of Stewards

Name: OSCAR CORDOVA Ruling Date: 6/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-26 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Oscar Cordova having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2017, for failing to follow proper procedure for taking off his mount, “El Pajarito Jr.”, which resulted in a late jockey change in the 4th race on June 9, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(C)(4) Proc A jockey may be excused by the stewards from fulfilling the jockey’s riding engagement if the jockey believes the horse he or she is to ride is unsafe, or the racecourse he or she is to ride on is unsafe, or the jockey is ill or injured, or other extenuating circumstances. No jockey may take off a mount for reasons of safety without first mounting and taking that horse to the track and/or commission veterinarian unless that horse is unruly in the paddock. In that event a jockey’s fee is not earned.

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

Name: PAOLA AIDE TORRES Ruling Date: 6/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-25 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 Paola A. Torres having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Rum Chata”(Test Sample #: NM22170), who finished 1st place in the 5th race on March 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Gabriel Gama.

Gabriel Gama, the trainer of record for horse “Rum Chata”, was duly notified and appeared with translator David Arzola for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Gabriel Gama’s SEDCOND lifetime Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For, Owner, Paola A. Torres’s FIRST lifetime Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Rum Chata” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 18, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Rum Chata” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on March 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Skyfall
                2. Jjs Fast Cash RF
                3. Eyesa Miracle
                4. Jj Cool Boy
                5. Valiant Approach
                6. Pickled on Corona
                7. Eyes on Brimmerton
                8. Hot Authorization
Unplaced “Rum ChataLicensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3 prima facie evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/ 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Distribution 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: Alex De Beauville Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22268 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to follow the proper scratch procedure resulting in the late scratch of Quick Rae Rae from race 4 on June 7, 2017 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: ALBERTO GUAJARDO PADER Ruling Date: 6/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-23 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Alberto Pader is hereby restored to Good Standing (refer to ruling 2017-SUN-8) having entered into a financial agreement with IV/Picks Vet Services for the payment of services rendered in the amount of $4,792.34. (Two hundred dollars ($200) per week or the earnings of horse BlazinBlue until financial obligation has been satisfied.)

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: KAYLA WARREN Ruling Date: 6/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-73 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Kayla Warren having been duly notified and having waived her right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on June 10, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 26983 taken from the horse “Poster” that did not finish and was euthanized following the 9th race on May 15, 2017 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 5.16 ug 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 Kayla Warren. Casi Blanchett is the owner of record for horse Poster”. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, this is Kayla Warren’s FIRST Class 4C major violation. For this FIRST Class 4C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Kayla Warren a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before July 9, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 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."

The SunRay Park Board of Stewards

Name: FLORIBERTO MATIAS MALDONADO Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22270 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/18/2017 Suspension End: 6/24/2017
Ruling Text:
Suspended seven calendar days June 18, 2017 through June 24, 2017 inclusive, for careless riding during the running of race 10, June 8, 2017,  at Delta Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount MDA Say Forst  from fifth to seventh place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: GABRIEL GAMA Ruling Date: 6/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/21/2017 Suspension End: 9/18/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Gabriel Gama having been duly notified and having appeared with translator David Arzola before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Rum Chata”(Test Sample #: NM22170), who finished 1st place in the 5th race on March 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Gabriel Gama.

Paola A. Torres, the owner of record for horse “Rum Chata”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Paola A. Torres’s FIRST lifetime Class 3B medication violation.

Mitigating circumstances: trainer has had no medication violations within the past 24 months.

After considering mitigating circumstances for Gabriel Gama’s SECOND lifetime Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 21, 2017, through September 18, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before July 10, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3 prima facie evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/ 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer / 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Distribution 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: JOHN GORDAN BOEGNER Ruling Date: 6/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5052 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/3/2017 Suspension End: 6/17/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer John Boegner Jr., was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 5/18/17. Mr. Boegner is hereby fined five hundred ($500) dollars and suspended for fifteen days (6/3/17 through 6/17/17) because a post race serum sample collected from his horse, "Turbo Bok," that won the 7th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/10/17 contained the Class 4 prohibited substance Triamcinolone Acetonide @ 641 +/- 175 pg/ml. (Sample #SH064041). First Class 4 medication violation within 365 days. During the term of this suspension Mr. Boegner Jr. is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses trained by Mr. Boegner Jr. are denied entry pending transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

The horse, "Turbo Bok," is hereby disqualified from the 7th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/10/17, and declared unplaced. The purse is ordered redistributed as follows:

1. (7) Roofus T Firefly 2. (10) Ft Worth Witch 3. (3) Jessy Rose 4. (9) Heza Crazy Pool 5. (2) Bk Bull Head Chic 6. (8) Dashin Game 7. (1) Miracle Tong 8. (6) Rudy Toy 9. (4) Easy Winning Perks Unplaced: (5) Turbo Bok.

Name: PATTI D TURNER Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22267 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol(3.078ng/ml), reported in post-race blood sample taken from “Canofspots”, winner of race 2, May 6, 2017 at Louisiana Downs. Trainer waived his right to testing of the split sample and a stewards hearing. Trainer fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
 
Name: MANNY ORTIZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-064 Ruling Type: Total Carbon Dioxide Above Allowed Limit
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On June 10, 2017, a steward's conference was held with trainer Manny Ortiz regarding a laboratory report that was received from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc, indicating that blood sample number #50231, taken from the horse, Cup Of Soup, which placed fifth in the fourth race at Emerald Downs on June 3, 2017, was found to contain total carbon dioxide (TCO2) in the following concentration: 38.7 millimoles, which is above the WHRC threshold of 37.0 millimoles. Testimony was heard and evidence was presented. Accordingly, the stewards determined that Manny Ortiz was the licensed trainer of the horse, Cup Of Soup, when it raced and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, or other substance including medication in excess of the allowable concentrations. Therefore, trainer Manny Ortiz is hereby assessed a fine of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) and his trainer's license is hereby suspended twenty (20) days, June 19, 2017 through and inclusive of July 8, 2017, for the presence of total carbon dioxide (TCO2) above the WHRC threshold (second offense in a three hundred sixty five day period of a class 3, category B medication). Additionally, Cup Of Soup is disqualified from any and all purse monies derived from the fourth race at Emerald Downs on June 3, 2017, and the order of finish is amended and confirmed as follows: 1st-Exit Sixty Slew, 2nd-McDove, 3rd-First Heritage, 4th-Diamond Cut, Unplaced-Cup Of Soup. 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.

Additionally, trainer Manny Ortiz will be assigned 2.0 Multiple Medication Violation Points.

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.

WAC 260-28-295 (3,4) WAC 260-70-675 WAC 260-84-090

Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 6/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5060 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Mark Powell was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Boards of Stewards and his right to appeal on 6/10/17. An informal hearing was held at Mr. Powell's request.

Mr. Powell is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because a post-race serum sample taken from his horse, "RB Hocus Pocus," that won the first race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/21/17, contained the Class 3B prohibited substance Capsaicin. First violation within this category in 365 days.

The following mitigating factors were established by credible testimony presented at the hearing: The product "Rap Last" is available over the counter at tack shops, and was appled to multiple surfaces in the horse's stall and on the horse's leg wraps. Capsaicine is an ingredient in "Rap Last." Based on the investigation the Board of Stewards determined that this was likely the source of the substance. Also, Mr. Powell has no prior record of medication violations.

Name: CARLOS A SALDIVAR Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22263 Ruling Type: Failure to Have Horse Properly Shod
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Toe grabs exceeded the maximum permitted height resulting in the late sratch of TM GoinSouth from race 4 on June 8, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: CARLOS A SALDIVAR Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22265 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Growly Gus” from race 9, June 9, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: GUILLERMO FLORES Ruling Date: 6/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C17018 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Guillermo Flores is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Trigger Trash more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 3, 2017 (1st whip rule violation during the 2017 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: SHERRY L REARDON Ruling Date: 6/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 17-063 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On Sunday, May 21, 2017 the WHRC board of stewards suspended the license of Sherry Lynn Reardon with ruling EMD17-052 for failing to complete her license application as required by WHRC 260-36-010. On Friday, June 09, 2017 the board of stewards received the completed application from Sherry Lynn Reardon, therefore Sherry Lynn Reardon is hereby restored to good standing.

WAC 260-24-510

Name: RAY C MAYO Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22266 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The 2017 license issued as a Trainer is hereby withdrawn without prejudice, in lieu of issuance of a License as an Assistant Trainer.
Name: KEVIN WAYNE BROUSSARD Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22264 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late to the paddock for the seventh race on June 8, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: RAMIRO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 6/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 171009 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RELATIVE TO AN ARLINGTON PARK SECURITY REPORT DATED JUNE 4, 2017 EXERCISE PERSON RAMIRO MARTINEZ IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR STRIKING A DIVIDING FENCE WITH HIS VEHICLE IN THE STABLE AREA. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1425.10 1402.70
Name: KALI MARIE FRANCOIS Ruling Date: 6/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-101 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    June 9, 2017             TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-101 In the matter of Apprentice jockey Kali Francois, having provided all documentation pertinent to her attending an institution of higher learning, Apprentice jockey Francois is hereby granted sixty two (62) days of extension to her apprentice certificate, which would have expired on December 13, 2016. This extension will now continue her apprentice allowances starting June 9, 2017 until August 9, 2017.
 
                                             [  COMAR   09.10.01.23 4(a)(iii)(b)(c) ]
 
 
 
 
                      BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: TERRENCE HALEY Ruling Date: 6/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174048 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMITTED PERMANENT APPLICATION) OWNER TERRENCE HALEY IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 6/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-43 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Cause confusion in Race
Name: DAVID ADAM KELLY Ruling Date: 6/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-43-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-43 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: TRAVIS C WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 6/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174047 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMITTED PERMANENT APPLICATION AND FINGERPRINT CARD) OWNER TRAVIS L WILLIAMS IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: CHRIS SCHICK Ruling Date: 6/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174046 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS SUBMITTED PERMANENT APPLICATION) OWNER CHRISTOPHER J SCHICK IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: LEON C WALKER Ruling Date: 6/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174045 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER LEON WALKER IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR FAILURE TO HAVE #5 SPORTY REDHOT IN THE PADDOCK AT THE DESIGNATED DEADLINE FOR THE EIGHTH RACE ON 3 JUNE 2017 RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH. IRB RULE 1313.70A (LATE TO PADDOCK RESULTING IN SCRATCH)
Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 6/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174043 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER TYLER SHEHAN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR COMING TO THE STARTING GATE OUT OF POSITION WITH #9 DRINK AT LAST CALL IN THE EIGHTH RACE ON 28 MAY 2017. IRB RULE 1316.10 O 4 (COMING TO THE STARTING GATE OUT OF POSITION)
Name: ROY FINN Ruling Date: 6/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174042 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: STARTER ROY G FINN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR FAILURE TO CORRECT THE REVERSED STARTING POSITIONS OF #8 AND #9 IN THE EIGHTH RACE ON 28 MAY 2017 IRB RULE 1306.110 C (CASES THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE OFFICIALS)
Name: JOEL T GARZA Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22257 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2017 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text:
Failure to pay the $200 Fine levied against him on /8/2016. See ruling 21774.
Name: JOEL T GARZA Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22257-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2017 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 22257 - Restored to Good Standing: Paid fine regarding ruling 21774.
Name: RUPERTO R URBINA Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22259 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Ellery Anne” from race 7, June 7, 2017 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: ELEAZAR R HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22261 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2017 Suspension End: 6/17/2017
Ruling Text:
Suspended seven calendar days June 11, 2017 through June 17, 2017 inclusive, for careless riding during the running of race 7, June 7, 2017,  at Delta Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount Da Pariot from second to fourth place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: ADAM M RICE Ruling Date: 6/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17024PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE "LIL BEEBE" FROM THE EIGHTH(8TH) RACE, JUNE 7, 2017 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE JUNE 17, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JUNE 26, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JAMES W JESK Ruling Date: 6/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174800 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: AN ANALYSIS OF THE URINE SAMPLE #792471 OBTAINED FROM ALWAYS HAVE FAITH FOLLOWING ITS FIRST PLACE FINISH IN THE FIRST RACE ON 25 MAY 2017 AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF CAFFEINE. PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.140D THE PURSE MONEY WON BY ALWAYS HAVE FAITH IN SAID RACE IS HEREBY ORDERED FORFEITED AND REDISTRIBUTED AMONG THE REMAINING HORSES ACCORDING TO THEIR ORDER OF FINISH AS FOLLOWS:ALWAYS HAVE FAITH FINISHED FIRST DISQUALIFIED PRINCESS OSHIE FINISHED SECOND PLACED FIRST DRAGON JEWEL FINISHED THIRD PLACED SECOND ISLAND CAMPAIGN FINISHED FOURTH PLACED THIRD DO YOU DARE FINISHED FIFTH PLACED FOURTH LOYZ HAPPY CORNER FINISHED SIXTH PLACED FIFTH
Name: JOHN EDGAR HAMILTON Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22262 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Use of whip prior to race 7 on 6/3/2017 at delta Downs. Second offence.
Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22260 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol(7.23ng/ml), reported in post-race blood sample taken from “Miss Eagle Dash”, winner of race 5, May 17, 2017 at Delta Downs. Trainer waived his right to testing of the split sample and a stewards hearing. Trainer fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: KYLE HUSTED Ruling Date: 6/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174044 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER KYLE HUSTED IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR GANING AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE INSIDE MULTIPLE PYLONS WHILE DRIVING #4 RAZZLEME DAZZLEME IN THE TENTH RACE ON 2 JUNE 2017. RAZZLEME DAZZLEME FINISHED FOURTH PLACED EIGHTH. IRB RULE 1318.180A (IN THE EVENT HORSE LEAVES THE COURSE AND GIVES THE HORSE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE THE HORSE MAY BE PLACED BACK ONE OR MORE POSITIONS)
Name: MEGAN AMBER FADLOVICH Ruling Date: 6/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17023PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill riding engagement. JOCKEY MEGAN FADLOVICH IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HER RIDING ENGAGEMENTS ON JUNE 6, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.173. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JUNE 16, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JUNE 25, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ERIC N BERRY Ruling Date: 6/6/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-81 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: AFTER CONDUCTING A HEARING THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FINED ERIC BERRY $150.00 FOR SMOKING ON ASSOCIATION GROUNDS IN A RESTRICTED AREA.
Name: REX A STOKES Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-78 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: BEING INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION IN THE JOCKS ROOM FOLLOWING THE RUNNING OF THE 3RD RACE 5/23/2017
Name: TANNER TROY THEDFORD Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-14 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Tanner Thedford having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 3, 2017, for the misuse of whip during the post parade for the running of the 11th race on June 2, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Tanner Thedford a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 4, 2017,, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops.

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

Name: RICARDO FELICIANO Ruling Date: 6/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17022PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill riding engagement. JOCKEY RICARDO FELICIANO IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENT IN RACE #TWO(2) ON JUNE 5, 201 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.173. 163.173 FULFILLMENT OF ENGAGEMENTS. A JOCKEY SHALL FAITHFULLY FULFILL ALL ENGAGEMENTS IN RESPECT TO RACING. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JUNE 15, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JUNE 24, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17003 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Nick Roland who drove #2 Firedrake in the eithth (8th) race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on May 30, 2017 is hereby fined the sum of One (1) Hundred Dollars for violation of MRC Rule #7884.0260 Subpart 2 A C - Change course or position. Swerve in or out or bear in or out during any part of the race in a manner that will compel another horse to shorten its stride or cause another driver to change course or impede the progress of another horse or cause it to break resulting in a disqualification.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A) (B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 A C - Driving Rules

Name: OSVALDO ADODACA ESPARZA Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-72 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Osvaldo Esparza having been duly notified, appeared telephonically and waved his hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 4, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers on) at time of entry for “Miss Purrfect”, entered in the 8th race on June 4, 2017 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Osvaldo Esparza a penalty in the amount of One Hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to paid on or before July 3, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Narrative: The blinkers were taken off at the gate.

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

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: HORACIO DEPAZ Ruling Date: 6/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 17154PP 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. TRAINER HORACIO DePAZ IS HEREBY FINED TW0 HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE JOCKEY CLUB REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR THE HORSE "WINNER'S DREAM" IN RACE #5 ON JUNE 5,2017 IN VIOLATION OF COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 1-92 AND PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.102 AND 165.216. DIRECTIVE 1-92. IN THE EVENT A HORSE IS ENTERED TO RACE AND THE JOCKEY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE IS NOT ON FILE, THE STEWARDS MAY PERMIT THE HORSE TO START IF THE NECESSARY INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED ELECTRONICALLY AND VISUALLY DISPLAYED FROM THE JOCKEY CLUB DATABASE AND THE HORSE CAN BE SATISFACTORILY IDENTIFIED BY THE HORSE IDENTIFIER... 163.102. A HORSE MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO START UNLESS A JOCKEY CLUB REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE HORSE IDENTIFIER... 165.216. IF A LICENSEE SHALL... ENTER A HORSE WITHOUT A SATISFACTORY FOAL CERTIFICATE... THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE... HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE DUE BY JUNE 26,2017 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JUNE 27,2017 FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE 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: SUSAN E MECKLING Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17152PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. OWNER/TRAINER SUSAN E. MECKLING'S TRAINER LICENSE #08229459 IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: KELLYN DEAN GORDER Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17019PI 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. TRAINER KELLYN GORDER IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE JOCKEY CLUB REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR THE HORSE "MISS METROPOLITAN" IN RACE # FIVE(5) ON JUNE 4, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 1-92 AND PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.102 AND 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JUNE 13, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JUNE 22, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CIPIANO USCANGA VIDANA Ruling Date: 6/4/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-16 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey CIPIANO USCANGA VIDANA, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 4, 2017, for the misuse of whip during the post parade for the running of the 1st race on June 3, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess CIPIANO USCANGAVIDANA a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 4, 2017,, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops.

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

Name: Jose A. Rodriguez Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22255 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Use of whip prior to race 6 on 6/2/2017 at delta Downs.
Name: Noe Castaneda Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22256 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Use of whip prior to race 7 on 6/2/2017 at delta Downs.
Name: ALLEN DALTON GOODSELL Ruling Date: 6/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-38 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Conduct to Vet at Gate
Name: ALLEN DALTON GOODSELL Ruling Date: 6/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-38-FO Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-38 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: TIMOTHY MARSHALL Ruling Date: 6/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 171008 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF AN ARLINGTON PARK SECURITY REPORT DATED JUNE 1, 2017 EXERCISE PERSON/ASSISTANT STARTER TIMOTHY MARSHALL IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR THE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA IN HIS DORM ROOM AND IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR THE ADMITTED USE OF SAID DRUG. FURTHERMORE, MR. MARSHALL SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED PENDING SUBMISSION OF NEGATIVE DRUG TEST RESULTS FROM AN APPROVED FACILITY. DURING THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION MR. MARSHALL IS HEREBY DENIED ACCESS TO ALL COURSES GROUNDS AND WAGERING FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1402.70
Name: Blandford Sanghew Stewart Ruling Date: 6/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-37 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Careless Ridning
Name: Blandford Sanghew Stewart Ruling Date: 6/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-37-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-37 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: WILFRIDO MONTANO Ruling Date: 6/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5055 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/2/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner -Trainer Wilfrido Montano was duly noticed and telephonically waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 4/19/17.

Mr. Montano is hereby suspended in reciprocity to the Oregon Racing Commission rulings numbers PM17-039 and PM17-038, dated 2/9/17.

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

Mr. Montano is also fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he failed to disclose a criminal conviction when he applied for his TXRC license on 3/29/17.

Name: ANGEL RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17164PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY ANGEL RODRIGUEZ IS HEREBY FINED $250.00 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #7 HEAVY TIPPER TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #4 TACTICAL MANEUVER HAVING CAME OVER INTO #4 TACTICAL MANEUVER NEAR 70 YARD POLE RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 4TH IN THE 7TH RACE, JUNE 2 , 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). FINE DUE JUNE 20, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JUNE 30, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Abel Olachia Morin Ruling Date: 6/2/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5054 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Abel Morin was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 6/2/17.

Mr. Morin is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because he failed to have the horse, "Facebook Stalker," present in the paddock in time for the 5th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 5/15/17, necessitating a late scratch.

Name: GLENN E KOPP Ruling Date: 6/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17018PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE " FLARING STAR" FROM THE FIFTH(5TH) RACE, JUNE 1, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE JUNE 13, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JUNE 22, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 5/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17002 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 Nick Roland who drove #2 "HE"S DONE IT ALL" in the second race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on May 23, 2017 is hereby fined the sum of One (1) hundred dollars for violation of MRC Rule #7884.0260 Subpart 7 - Use of Stirrups.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A) (B) - Judges Authority; MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 7 - Use of stirrups.

Name: EULALIA RIVERA Ruling Date: 5/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174040 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER EULALDIA RIVERA IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR VIOLATION OF THE CLAIMING RULE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO CLAIM "MASTER OF DESIRE" FROM THE FIFTH RACE ON 20 MAY 2017. IRB RULE 510.40A3 (INSUFFICIENT CLAIMING FUNDS ON DEPOSIT)
Name: LORALEE JOHNSON Ruling Date: 5/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174041 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER LORALEE JOHNSON IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR FAILING TO CONDUCT HER BUSINESS IN A PROPER MANNER REGARDING THE VOIDED CLAIM OF THE HORSE MASTER OF DESIRE (DESIGNATED TRAINER FOR AN OWNER ENTERING A CLAIM WITHOUT SUFFICIENT FUNDS ON ACCOUNT). IRB RULE 1306.110C
Name: JENNIVIEVE MARIE BURTON Ruling Date: 5/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-100 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 29, 2017       TRACK: Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-100          Trainer, Jennivieve Burton is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Put It Back Jack”,
                       entered to run in the first race at Pimlico Race Course on May 28, 2017, after receiving a warning
                       on (05/12/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: DAVID J PFEIFER Ruling Date: 5/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 171007 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING WAVIED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING OWNER DAVID J PFEIFER IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR SELLING A CLAIMED HORSE (UNSCATHED) WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF BEING CLAIMED. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 510.210 B 1402.70
Name: FREDY FUENTES Ruling Date: 5/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WUD-2 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Hra Rule  - Misuse of whip
Name: FREDY FUENTES Ruling Date: 5/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WUD-2-FO Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-WUD-2 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MARIO ARTURO MARES Ruling Date: 5/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-63 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Mario A. Mares, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 27, 2017 at SunRay Park Racetrack, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(F) 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 has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mario A. Mares a fine in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00) and must fill out a corrected application. The fine is to be paid on or before June 27, 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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 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: JUSTIN RICHARD CURRIE Ruling Date: 5/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/30/2017 Suspension End: 6/28/2017
Ruling Text:
Tested Positive Marijuana
Name: JUSTIN RICHARD CURRIE Ruling Date: 5/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-30-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/30/2017 Suspension End: 6/28/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-30 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 6/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22246 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Participated in the attempt to submit a protection claim.
Name: FLAVIEN PRAT Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-174-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2017 Suspension End: 6/25/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SA-174 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATS ruling #174 (May 25, 2017) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey FLAVIEN PRAT is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (June 23, 24 & 25, 2017).
Name: FLAVIEN PRAT Ruling Date: 5/25/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-174 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2017 Suspension End: 6/25/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey FLAVIEN PRAT, who rode PACIFIC HEAT in the ninth race at Santa Anita Park on May 21, 2017 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (June 4, 8 and 9, 2017) for crossing over without sufficient clearance and causing interference which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from first to sixth position. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: JENNIVIEVE MARIE BURTON Ruling Date: 5/24/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-091 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   May 24, 2017                               TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
#17-091            Trainer, Jennivieve Burton, is fined Two Hundred dollars ($200.), for failure to have her entry,
                         “Road Agent”, treated with furosemide (lasix) three hours before post time for the third race at
                          Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2017.  
                         
                         COMAR: 09.10. 03.08 F (3) a, b & c.
   
   
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
Name: Maria Borell Ruling Date: 5/24/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-51 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO HAVE BREED REGISTRATION PAPERS IN RACING OFFICE FOR THE HORSE "SAGARA" IN THE 3RD RACE 5/23/2017
Name: BENJAMIN GARZA Ruling Date: 5/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5050 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, Benjamin Garza, having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 05/22/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, is hereby fined five hundred ($500.00) dollars. Mr. Garza raced the horse, "THUNDERSACTION" the 1st place finisher in the 1st race at Sam Houston Race Park on 05/06/2017. A post-race serum sample, labeled SH064243, collected from this horse indicated the presence of Phenylbutazone overage concentration at 5.1+/-0.4 mg/ml.

(2nd violation in this classification within the past 365 days.)

Name: CARLOS ALEXIS QUINONES Ruling Date: 5/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-104 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2017 Suspension End: 6/26/2017
Ruling Text:
DATE: June 21, 2017                          TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#17-104 Jockey, Carlos Quinones, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, June 23, 24 & 25, 2017, for riding the horse “Be Back” in a careless manner in the third race at Laurel Park on June 16, 2017, thereby causing the disqualification of “Be Back” from sixth to last position.  
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]
 
 Going into the clubhouse turn, Mr. Quinones moved his horse #6 “Be Back” towards the rail, in front
                   of  #1 “Donnie Baseball” without sufficient clearance, causing that horse to clip heels and fall.
  
 
                                         [Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1),b,d & e, which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: ROLANDO ALMANZA Ruling Date: 5/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5042 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/20/2017 Suspension End: 6/3/2017
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Rolando Almanza, having been duly noticed waived his right to a formal hearing and right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 05/19/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Almanza accepted a one thousand- ($1000.00) dollar fine, a suspension of 15 days, (May 20, 2017 thru June 3, 2017) and a redistribution of the purses. On 04/14/2017, Mr. Almanza, raced the horse"EAGLE CRY" in the 8th race at Sam Houston Race Park and finished 1st. A post race urine sample labeled SH064063 collected from this horse, was found to contain a Class 3B prohibited substance Clenbuterol @320+/-15.7pg/ml. Also on 04/14/2017 Mr. Almanza raced the horse "MAXX" the 1st place finisher in the 6th race. A urine sample from this horse was found to contain Clenbuterol @337+/-16.6 pg/ml. During the term of this suspension, Mr.Almanza is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of any horse owned or trained by Mr. Almanza is denied pending sale or transfer to a party approved by the Board of Stewards. The two positive violations are considered as a 1st violation since they occured on the same day.

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

Prior to disposition of this Trial Race #8, the horse "EAGLE CRY" competed in the Finals on 04/29/2017 in race 9 at Sam Houston Race Park and placed 8th, a race for which "EAGLE CRY" was ineligible. As a result,"EAGLE CRY" is hereby disqualified from both races and declared unplaced, with the purses to be redistributed in accordance with the following official orders of finish:

Trial race #8 on 04/14/2017 Finals race #9 on 04/29/2019 1) Thriving Ivory 1) So Rapido 2) Ivory Wish 2) Dash Quick Perry 3) Kas Famous 3) One Sweet Merlot 4) Dashing Tempest 4) DM La Jolla 5) Let Em Fly 5) Thriving Ivory 6) General Comando 6) Like A Denali 7) Desirio Eye Opener 7) Sochi Special 8) Gbh Dashing Zip 8) Master O Distraction

Unplaced Eagle Cry Unplaced - Maxx Unplaced- Eagle Cry Prior to disposition of this Trial Race #6, the horse "MAXX" competed in the Finals on 04/29/17 in race 9 at Sam Houston Race Park and placed 2nd, a race for which "MAXX" was ineligible. As a resulut, "MAXX" is hereby disqualified from both races and declared unplaced, with the purse to be redistributed in accordance with the following official orders of finish.

Trial race #6 on 04/14/2017 Finals race #9 on 04/29/2017 1) Sochi Special 1) So Rapido 2) Dm La Jolla 2) Dash Quick Perry 3) Katharsis 3) One Sweet Merlot 4) Apolitical Ride 4) DM La Jolla 5) Swagilicious 5) Thriving Ivory 6) Georgina Especial 6) Like A Denali 7) Here Comes Callan 7) Sochi Special 8) Tars Tarkus 8) Master O Distraction Unplaced Maxx Unplaced - Maxx Unplaced- Eagle Cry

Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 5/20/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/30/2017 Suspension End: 6/30/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Cody Reynolds having been duly notified and appearing before the Board Of Stewards on May 19, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM25186 taken from the horse “Eaglelistic” who finished 1st in the 8th race, on March 10, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 186 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood. Sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed by Texas A & M Laboratory at 156pg/ml +/- 60. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

For Cody Reynolds’s Fifth Class 4C medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($2,500) Two thousand Five Hundred dollar fine, to paid on or before June 20, 2017, 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. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 30, 2017, through June 29, 2017, inclusive.
    3. During said time of applicable suspension, Cody Reynolds is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Cody Reynolds 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): Trainer Responsibility: The trainer is responsible for the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in such horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, as reported by a Commission approved laboratory, is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. In the absence of substantial evidence to the contrary, the trainer is responsible. 15.2.6.11(B) Trainer Responsibility A trainer shall prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 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: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 5/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-47 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Justin Evans having been duly notified, his assistant appeared, and waved his hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 19, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers On) at time of entry for “Driven Jordan”, entered in the 9th race on May 15, 2017 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Narrative: The blinkers were removed at the gate.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin Evans. a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before June 18, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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: John C Carlisle Ruling Date: 5/19/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-88 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ruling #33, issued on February 8, 2017 to O/T John Carlisle is hereby rescinded.

Accordingly, the fine imposed and paid is ordered to be refunded. The MMV points imposed shall be rescinded and removed from the trainer official record. The suspension imposed is hereby removed from the trainers official record. If within a one year period from the issuance of this ruling, the trainer incurs a medication rule violation, the stewards shall consider that the trainer took the suspension imposed in ruling #33 as a substantial mitigating factor in determining whether or not to impose any suspension that may be triggered for that future violation. It is further orderd that the order of finish shall be restored as follows and all purse money redistributed as follows:Just a Real Cat/Big Dreamer/Windsor's Gal/Bop Along/Harley Hill Lady/Purer Than Silk

Name: TOMAS DOMINGUEZ MORENO Ruling Date: 5/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-7 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/11/2017 Suspension End: 5/11/2018
Ruling Text:
Whereas, Respondent Tomas Moreno as the trainer responsible for the animal "Tylerate" which tested positive for the substance of Zilpaterol, Sample NM26444, after finishing first in the second race at Zia Park racetrack on September 18, 2016 in violation of the State Racing Commission's absolute prohibition of Zilpaterol, has agreed to resolve this matter through a settlement agreement, therefore rendering a formal hearing unnecessary; and Whereas the Commission and Licensee wish to resolve all matters at issue related to sample NM26444 in amicable fashion without the need for a formal hearing or other adjudication:
Now, Therefore, The parties stipulate and agree as follows:
A. A ten thousand dollar fine to be paid by Licensee within 90 days of the approval and execution of this Settlement agreement by the parties.
B. That the animal "Tylerate" be unplaced from the second race in which it finished first at Zia Park racetrack on September 18, 2016.
C.  That any purse received from the performance of animal "Tylerate" related to finishing first in the second race at Zia Park racetrack on September 18, 2016, be completely forfeited.
D.  That the animal "Tylerate" shall be subject ot and pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligivle to be entered in any race governed under the authority of the Commission.
E.  The Respondent's licens shall be suspended for a term of one year, commencing the date this settlement agreement is approved by the Racing Commission.
Name: ASHLEY CASTRENZE Ruling Date: 5/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-087 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     May 17, 2017           TRACK:  Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-087 In the matter of Apprentice-jockey Ashley Castrenze, having provided, all documentation necessary pertinent to her racing injury of October 16, 2016, apprentice jockey Castrenze is hereby granted  (179) days of extension to her apprentice certificate, which would have expired on May 21, 2017. This extension will now continue her apprentice allowances starting May 22, 2017 until November 16, 2017.
 
                                             [  COMAR   09.10.01.23 4(a)(i)(b)(c) ]
 
 
 
 
   BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: SCOTT ANTHONY BLASI Ruling Date: 5/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-088 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: May 17, 2017       TRACK:  Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian     
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-088  Assistant Trainer, Scott Blasi, is fined two hundred ($200.) for creating a fire hazard in a tack room, and causing the alarm to go off.  
 
 
                          [Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.45 H]
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: ERNEST FENNELL Ruling Date: 5/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-44 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/17/2017 Suspension End: 6/16/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer: Ernest Fennell, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 14, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Osbaldo Weapon” (Test Sample #: NM22006), who finished 3rd place in the 4th race on March 17, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ernest Fennell. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

For Ernest Fennell’s First Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 17, 2017 through June 16, 2017, inclusive. Ernest Fennell waived his rights to appeal to start suspension early.
    2. ($1000.00) One Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before June 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Oswaldo Weapon” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 11, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Oswaldo Weapon” is hereby disqualified from Third PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on March 17, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Franngelico
                2. Mister Royal Tee
                3. Vintage Corazon
                4. Volcanic Vike
                5. Macarena Nueve
                6. Mischka J
                7. LeftlaneGroupie James
Unplaced “Oswaldo WeaponDuring said time of applicable suspension, Ernest Fennell 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 Ernest Fennell 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) 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." 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: DICK CAPPELLUCCI Ruling Date: 5/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-40 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Dick Cappellucci having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 14, 2017 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drugs “Phenylbutazone” and “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM26341, after it was collected from the horse, “Back Seat Thrills” which finished 2nd in the 9th race, April 18, 2016, at Sunland Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 1.48 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 8.5 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.

Dick Cappellucci 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”.

15.2.6.11(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 Dick Cappellucci a penalty as follows;

A fine in the amount of $1000.00 : This is a 1st positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(c) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before June 15, 2017

15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority

BY ORDER OF THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

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

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 5/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-37 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose R. Gonzalez Jr. having been duly notified Telephonically by the Board of Stewards on May 14, 2017, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “Cawboybandido” which resulted in a late scratch from the program in the 7th race on May 8, 2017, at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.11 WORKOUTS: A. REQUIREMENTS: (1) A non-starter must have had within 60 days prior to time of race one approved official schooling race or at least two workouts recorded at a pari mutuel or commission recognized facility and posted with the racing secretary prior to time of race, one of the two workouts shall be from the starting gate, and be gate approved. It shall be the trainer's responsibility to establish validity as to workouts and gate approvals

(2) Any horse which has started, but not within six months, must have one official workout from the starting gate or must have proof of standing the horse at least one time within a 60 day period. Any horsewhich has started, but not within 60 days, must have at least one workout within 60 days prior to time of race. Horses that have not started within six months of entry must have at least two approved workouts within the 60 days.

15.2.5.12 HORSES INELIGIBLE: A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when: L. it lacks sufficient official published workouts or race past performance(s); 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Jose R. Gonzalez Jr. a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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."

By Order of the SunRay Board of Stewards

Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 5/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-38 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arturo Chavez having been duly notified waved a hearing and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 14,2017 for failing to have a current Coggins on file for entry “The Blue Jr” which resulted in a late scratch in the 3rd race on May 13, 2017, at SunRay Park.

Licensee is found to be in violation of. 15.2.5.12(Z) A horse shall be ineligible to start when “there is no current negative test certificate for equine infectious anemia on file with the racing office, as required by the commission”. 16.47.1.10(C)(5) the proper identity, custody, care, health, condition, and safety of horses in their charge. 16.47.1.10(C)(7) maintaining a knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in their care. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Chavez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

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

Name: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 5/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-35 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Daniel Ruiz Amaya having been duly notified failed to appear and was represented by his agent before the Board of Stewards on May 10, 2017, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement in the First and Ninth race on May 8, 2017, at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Daniel Ruiz Amaya a penalty in the amount of Two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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: TIM IAN WOOLLEY Ruling Date: 5/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-082 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 11, 2017       TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian
   
RULINGS:
 
#17-082         Trainer, Timothy Woolley is fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) for failure to report the
                       proper gender of his entry “Fusion Xchange” that ran on May 7, 2017.
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: Wayne Allen Potts Ruling Date: 5/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-081 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 11, 2017             TRACK:   Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-081         Trainer, Wayne Potts is fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to have the foal certificate
                       on file with the Horse Identifier for his entry “Zipline”, entered to run in the second race at
                       Pimlico Race Course on May 11, 2017.
 
                                                        COMAR:09.10.01.20,A[1][2]
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: CARLOS A SALDIVAR Ruling Date: 5/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22215 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Toast To Leaving You” from race 6, May 05, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: STEPHEN N. POLLARD Ruling Date: 5/8/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: SAMPLE TAKEN FROM THE HORSE SCATAJAWEA ON 4/19/2017 DID CONTAIN FLUNIXIN AT A CONCENTRATION LEVEL OF 40.3 ng/ml UNDER THE MULTIPLE- MEDICATION VIOLATION SYSTEM. MR POLLARD IS ASSIGNED ONE POINT.
Name: NICHOLAS RENATO DILODOVICO Ruling Date: 5/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-077 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: May 6, 2017       TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian     
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-077 In the matter of stable employee Nicholas Dilodovico;
 
  COMAR 09.10.03.05 A(1)(a),D     
 
  
                   A hearing was held on May 6, 2017. Mr. Dilodovico appeared with Attorney Richard Hackerman. Mr. Dilodovico was requested to deliver a urine sample. Mr. Dilodovico complied and the sample came back positive for marijuana. COMAR 09.10.03.05 Drug Prohibition-Humans.
 
 Accordingly, the Stewards hereby order:
 
          (1)  That the license issued to Nicholas Dilodovico be suspended until such time as he has been
          professionally evaluated [COMAR 09.10.03.05, F(1)(2)(a)(b).
 
(2)   That while he is under suspension, Mr. Dilodovico be denied the privileges of all the grounds             under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Racing Commission. [COMAR 09.10.01.45, 'Y (1) (a).].
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: NICHOLAS RENATO DILODOVICO Ruling Date: 5/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-097 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 5/28/2017
Ruling Text:
Date: May 28, 2017           TRACK:  Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-097 In the matter of stable employee Nicholas Dilodovico, subject of Stewards Ruling #17-077, dated
                   May 6, 2017.
 
 On May 28, 2017, Nicholas Dilodovico was represented by HCP Coordinator, Jessica Hammond, before the Stewards, for a hearing on his request to be reinstated to good standing.  The HCP coordinator provided the results of drug tests and an evaluation from Adult Personal & Career Counseling indicating that Mr. Dilodovico is presently drug free and not a detriment to the best interests of racing. She recommended that he be reinstated to good standing and permitted to return to work subject to the following stipulation:
 
  That at the Stewards discretion he submit to drug testing by the HCP Coordinator, the Stewards, or their designated representative.  [COMAR 09.10.03.05.]
.   
 
 In light of the above, the Stewards hereby order that Nicholas Dilodovico be reinstated to good standing subject to the above-stated stipulation.
 
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
Name: EDWARD R BARKER Ruling Date: 5/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-078 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 6, 2017                                 TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-078          Trainer, Edward Barker is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for,
                      “Kissin Cassie”, entered to run in the seventh race at Laurel Park on May 5, 2017, after
                        receiving a warning on (02/19 /2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: KATHERINE J DAVIS Ruling Date: 5/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-076 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/7/2017 Suspension End: 5/15/2017
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 6, 2017                    TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#17-076 Jockey, Katie Davis, is suspended five (5) Maryland racing days, May 7,11,12,13 & 14, 2017, for riding the horse “Egber” in a careless manner in the ninth race at Laurel Park on May 4, 2017, thereby causing the disqualification of “Egber” from third to fifth position.  
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]
 
 At about the 3/8th pole, Ms Davis moved her horse #8 “Egber” in, in front of #4 “Perfect Party
                   Girl” without sufficient clearance, causing the rider to sharply check his horse to avoid clipping
                   heels.
 
 [Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1) a,b,d & e, which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not: (a) Carry another horse in or out, (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: ODIN LONDONO Ruling Date: 5/6/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-080 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   May 6, 2017                                TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-080      In the matter of owner, Odin Londono, Jr., subject, of Steward’s Ruling #17- 070 dated April 28,
                   2017.
 
Having satisfied his financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of May 6, 2017, owner Odin Londono, Jr. is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: REBECCA L TUSTIN Ruling Date: 5/1/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-22 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: REBECCA TUSTIN IS FINED $250.00 FOR SMOKING IN THE BARN AREA ON 4/19/2017
Name: RAFAEL J BEJARANO Ruling Date: 4/29/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-139 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2017 Suspension End: 6/30/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey RAFAEL BEJARANO, who rode DR. DORR in the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on April 28, 2017 is suspended for FOUR (4) racing days (May 5, 6, 7 and 11, 2017) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference shortly after the start. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding – second offense in last 60 days). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: RAFAEL J BEJARANO Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-139-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2017 Suspension End: 6/30/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SA-139 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATS ruling #139 (April 29, 2017) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey RAFAEL BEJARANO is suspended for FOUR (4) racing days (June 23, 24, 25 & 30, 2017).
Name: REX A STOKES Ruling Date: 4/24/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-15 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS
Name: ARMANDO RUVALCABA MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 4/24/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO REPORT OVERWEIGHT TO CLERK OF SCALES IN ADVANCE OF THE RACE
Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 4/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP111 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1050 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/9/2017 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a formal hearing, and having appeared with counsel on April 10, and April 11, 2017, and after careful consideration of all testimony and evidence presented, the Board of Stewards took the following action:

Owner/Trainer Robertino Diodoro (ADG #10970) is hereby suspended thirty days (May 9, 2017 to June 7, 2017) and fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% to the Race Horse Adoption Fund for a total of ONE THOUSAND AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00), following receipt of split sample report from Texas A & M Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirming the presence of the Class III foreign substance 2-1-hydroxyethylpromazine sulfoxide (2-1-HEPS) at a concentration of 194 +/- 5.7 ng/mL in urine sample #E195011 taken from the horse "SHIP ROCK," winner of the sixth race on February 12, 2017.

The horse "SHIP ROCK" winner of the sixth race on February 12, 2017, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows: 1st PROUD COMET 4th DEER DECARCHY 2nd TIZ WORTH BELIEVIN 5th JOINT TENANT 3rd PURSUXIT The horsemen's bookkeeper is directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question. The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 28, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 29, 2017 through and inclusive of October 26, 2017), and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements are met. During the term of his suspension Robertino Diodoro is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division. All horses owned and/or trained by the respondent are hereby denied entry for racing pending sale and/or transfer approved by the Board of Stewards The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102.19.; A.A.C. R19-2-102.39.; A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.A.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.B.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.2.a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.6.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.2.b.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.1.d.e.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.g.i.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.;

Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 4/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP110 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 5/8/2017
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a formal hearing, and having appeared with counsel on April 10, and April 11, 2017, and after careful consideration of all testimony and evidence presented, the Board of Stewards took the following action:

Owner/Trainer Robertino Diodoro (ADG #10970) is hereby suspended thirty days (May 9, 2017 to June 7, 2017) and fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% to the Race Horse Adoption Fund for a total of ONE THOUSAND AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00), following receipt of split sample report from Texas A & M Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirming the presence of the Class III foreign substance 2-1-hydroxyethylpromazine sulfoxide (2-1-HEPS) at a concentration of 194 +/- 5.7 ng/mL in urine sample #E195011 taken from the horse "SHIP ROCK," winner of the sixth race on February 12, 2017.

The horse "SHIP ROCK" winner of the sixth race on February 12, 2017, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows: 1st PROUD COMET 4th DEER DECARCHY 2nd TIZ WORTH BELIEVIN 5th JOINT TENANT 3rd PURSUXIT The horsemen's bookkeeper is directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question. The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 28, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 29, 2017 through and inclusive of October 26, 2017), and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements are met. During the term of his suspension Robertino Diodoro is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division. All horses owned and/or trained by the respondent are hereby denied entry for racing pending sale and/or transfer approved by the Board of Stewards The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102.19.; A.A.C. R19-2-102.39.; A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.A.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.B.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.2.a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.6.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.2.b.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.1.d.e.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.g.i.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.;

Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 4/25/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP110-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 5/8/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 16-17TP110 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 4/25/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP111-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1050 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/9/2017 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 16-17TP111 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: KATHERINE J DAVIS Ruling Date: 4/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-056 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/21/2017 Suspension End: 4/24/2017
Ruling Text:
DATE: April 15, 2017                    TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#17-056 Jockey, Katie Davis, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, April 21, 22 & 23, 2017, for riding the horse “Dare to Be” in a careless manner in the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 9, 2017, thereby causing the disqualification of “Dare to Be” from fourth to sixth position.  
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]
 
 At about the 1/8th pole, Ms Davis moved her horse #11 “Dare to Be” out, in front of #10 “Grace Is
                   Ready” without sufficient clearance and then continued to carry that horse out, causing the rider to
                   have to check his horse and alter course.
 
 However, jockey Davis has designated the “Sugar Maple” stake, to be run at Charles Town Race Track on April 22, 2017. The Stewards have granted her request to ride in the other Stakes that day to which she is named on; in as much as jockey Davis will serve an additional day of suspension on April 28, 2017.
 [COMAR 09.10.01.45AA (2)(c)(d).
 
                                         [Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1) a,b,d & e, which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not: (a) Carry another horse in or out, (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JOHNNY SOTO Ruling Date: 4/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-183 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/4/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Johnny Soto, having been duly notified and having appeared with attorney Daniel Marquez, concerning a summary suspension instated on April 4, 2017 (refer to ruling 2017-SUN-169), for the detection of the Class 2, Penalty A drug, Ractopamine, in sample NM25130. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of Johnny Soto’s trainers license until a disciplinary hearing can be held (date to be determined when split sample results are received).

Aggravating circumstance: The Class 2 Penalty B drug O-Desmethyl Tramadol was also detected in sample NM25130.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Johnny Soto. 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 Johnny Soto are denied further entry.

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

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

Name: ROBERT ALBERT BEAN Ruling Date: 3/26/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-106 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer ROBERT BEAN is fined FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1845 (Authorized Bleeder Medication – late bleeder registration of “Lil Lottie” who ran in the third race on March 25, 2017 at Santa Anita Park).
Name: ROBERT ALBERT BEAN Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-106-FO Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SA-106 - Ruling Final Outcome Having participated in a formal hearing based on his appeal of LATS Ruling #106 (March 26, 2017), trainer ROBERT BEAN is fined FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1845 (Authorized Bleeder Medication – late bleeder registration of “Lil Lottie” who ran in the third race on March 25, 2017 at Santa Anita Park).

Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 3/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-144 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/28/2017 Suspension End: 4/7/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey, Frank Reyes, having been summoned and having appeared before Board of Stewards on March 21, 2017, for careless riding during the running of the 2nd race on March 19, 2017 , while aboard #1 “Eye of the Hunter” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from first place to second place. (Nearing the wire, allowed his mount to drift out and make contact with 7, knocking the 7 off stride.)

For this SECOND VIOLATION DURING THE 2016-2017 SUNLAND PARK MEET, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a suspension of 6 race days (March 28, 2017, March 31, 2017, April 1, 2017, April 2, 1017, April 4, 2017, and April 7, 2017 ). Alejandro Frank Reyes is allowed to ride designated races.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 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 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: PRISCILLA LEON Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-140 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/18/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Priscilla Leon having been duly notified having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 18, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation (court judgment) to Mundell Terminal Services in the amount of $498.52 for services rendered.

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

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

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

Name: JESUS ESPINOZA GARRIDO Ruling Date: 3/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22156 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entered the claimed horse Barnabas prior to the expiration of "Jail Time" resulting in a late scratch from race 4 on March 11, 2017 at Louisiana Downs
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 2/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-110 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jesse Lee Levario having been duly notified, failing to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on February 25, 2017, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement in the first race on January 21, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesse Lee Levario a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 30, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.13(C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.” 5.2.5.13(C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards.”

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 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: JUSTIN P JEANSONNE Ruling Date: 2/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22112 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have his scheduled starter, “Arch in the Park” in the paddock resulting in a late scratch from race 9, February 17, 2017 at Fair Grounds.
 
Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 2/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-102 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/23/2017 Suspension End: 8/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus E. Marquez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on February 12, 2017, for his involvement in a protection claim for horse “Major Bites”, in the 2nd race on December 17, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

    1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 23, 2017, through August 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-95 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus E. Marquez, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 10, 2017, regarding a security citation for working an unlicensed groom in the paddock during the 4th race on January 27, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assessed Jesus E. Marquez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before March 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-88 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Aldavaz having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on February 10, 2017, for using foul and abusive language when speaking to a security guard on December 21, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Aldavaz a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of : 16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”;

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: KEVIN WAYNE BROUSSARD Ruling Date: 1/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22059 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Pick Your Prize” from race 3, January 14, 2017 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-326 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2017 Suspension End: 1/6/2017
Ruling Text:

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

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

Frank Reyes is allowed to ride designated races.

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

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

Name: MARCUS KOCIJAN Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2016-MP-317 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/9/2016 Suspension End: 1/3/2017
Ruling Text: BLOOD SAMPLE TAKEN FROM THE HORSE ZORRE DID CONTAIN NAPROXEN.THIS IS MR. KOCIJAN'S 2ND OFFENSE WITHIN A 365 DAY PERIOD. HE HAD 2 POINTS FOR A PRIOR MEDICATION VIOLATION AND IS ASSESSED 1 POINT FOR THIS VIOLATION GIVING HIM A TOTAL OF 3 POINTS.
Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 12/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-313 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Jockey Agent License issued to Jaime Aldavaz Jr is hereby rescinded without prejudice as he has appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 16, 2016, and stated that he is no longer working in that capacity and has been issued a Trainers License.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 16.47.1.8 (M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.

Name: JAVIER P MONTOYA Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-158 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/5/2016 Suspension End: 6/5/2017
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Javier Montoya, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 6, 2016, following a summary suspension issued December 5, 2016 (2016-ZIA-153) for a hearing that was continued from December 5, 2016, for his involvement with needle found in the procession of owner Hilda Mojica (girlfriend). Ms. Mojica was found in procession of the needle while standing outside of receiving barn stall #59, assigned to Javier Montoya. On December 4, 2016, NMRC Investigator Wiseman witnessed the passing (by hand) of a needle from inside of receiving barn stall #59 (assigned to Javier Montoya for in-today horse “VMR REBEL” scheduled to run the 9th race at Zia Park on December 4, 2016 ) to owner, Hilda Mojica (girlfriend). NMRC Investigator Wiseman also witnessed that Javier Montoya was present inside the stall at the time of this incident.

For this violation the Board of Stewards issue the following penalty:

    1. A 6 month suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective December 5, 2016, through June 6, 2017, inclusive
    2. A ($1,500) one thousand five dollar fine The fine is to paid on or before January 10, 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
During said time of applicable suspension Javier Montoya is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Javier Montoya are denied further entry. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (B)(1)(2); 15.2.6.8 B(3) (a) (b); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action ; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required: 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: CARLOS A SALDIVAR Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22010 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to appear in the paddock to saddle his scheduled starter in the first race 12/10/16 or to inform the stewards of a substitute.
Name: JESSICA ANN HOMEN Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17TP045 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/5/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The occupational license of Jessica Ann Homen(ADOR #20851) is hereby suspended pending resolution of her warrant out of Kingman, Arizona. Ms. Homen must provide proper documentation, to the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

During the term of this suspension, Jessica Ann Homen 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.R.S 5-108.A. 1. (b) (e). 5-108.A.3, 5-108. A. 5. and 5-108. E.

Name: Rory Miller Ruling Date: 11/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tropical Park
Ruling Number: 2016-TPK-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FINAL ORDER # 2016029242, F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - FLUNIXIN & KETOPROFEN.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-81-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/31/2016 Suspension End: 12/31/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-81 - Modified Ruling Trainer Salvador Soto having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 25, 2016, 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 “Runaway Jeans”, who finished first place in the 3rd race on September 18th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24648 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on October 14, 2016. Julio Cesar Islas, the owner of record for the horse “Runaway Jeans”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador Soto a penalty as follows.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 4, 2017, through December 3, 2017, inclusive (run consecutively from ruling 2016-Comm-3 dated September 26, 2016). 2. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Runaway Jeans” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 5, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry. 4. The horse “Runaway Jeans” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on September 18, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Meddlin Perry
        2. Jess for Ron
        3. Eyesa Miracle
        4. My Red Rock
        5. Burning Regard
        6. Southern Ccc
        7. Devonas Secret Rf
Unplaced “Runaway Jeans”

During said time of applicable suspension, Salvador Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Salvador Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. --PAGE 1 of 2--

Salvador Soto is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.
        • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:
        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 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." 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.” --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-81 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/31/2016 Suspension End: 12/31/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Salvador Soto having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 25, 2016, 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 “Runaway Jeans”, who finished first place in the 3rd race on September 18th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24648 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on October 14, 2016. Julio Cesar Islas, the owner of record for the horse “Runaway Jeans”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador Soto a penalty as follows.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 4, 2017, through December 3, 2017, inclusive (run consecutively from ruling 2016-Comm-3 dated September 26, 2016). 2. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 31, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Runaway Jeans” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 5, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry. 4. The horse “Runaway Jeans” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on September 18, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Meddlin Perry
        2. Jess for Ron
        3. Eyesa Miracle
        4. My Red Rock
        5. Burning Regard
        6. Southern Ccc
        7. Devonas Secret Rf
Unplaced “Runaway Jeans”

During said time of applicable suspension, Salvador Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Salvador Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. --PAGE 1 of 2--

Salvador Soto is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.
        • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:
        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 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." 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.” --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: JUAN QUINTANA GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 10/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-84 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 Juan Quintana Gutierrez, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on October 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 21076 taken from the winnerBarn Party” following the 8th race, on September 18, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.45 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and confirmed by Texas A&M in the split sample at a level of 3.6±0.22 micrograms per milliliter in the blood on October 11, 2016. The allowable threshold for Phenylbutazone is 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Owner Michael Wood is the owner of record for horse Barn Party” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone positive. He was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. For this first Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Quintana Gutierrez a penalty as follows: 1.A ($300) three hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before November 31, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. Juan Quintana Gutierrez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. expectorants with little or no other pharmacologic action; (ii) stomachics; (iii) mucolytic agents. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows :Trainer 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $500: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Absolute Insurer 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN QUINTANA GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-84-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-84 - Modified Ruling Trainer Juan Quintana Gutierrez, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on October 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 21076 taken from the winnerBarn Party” following the 8th race, on September 18, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.45 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and confirmed by Texas A&M in the split sample at a level of 3.6±0.22 micrograms per milliliter in the blood on October 11, 2016. The allowable threshold for Phenylbutazone is 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Owner Michael Wood is the owner of record for horse Barn Party” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone positive. He was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. For this first Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Quintana Gutierrez a penalty as follows: 1.A ($300) three hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before November 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. Juan Quintana Gutierrez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. expectorants with little or no other pharmacologic action; (ii) stomachics; (iii) mucolytic agents. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows :Trainer 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $500: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Absolute Insurer 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: PHILLIP GEORGE CLUNIS Ruling Date: 10/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-158 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Cause Interference in Race
Name: PHILLIP GEORGE CLUNIS Ruling Date: 10/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-158-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-158 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MANUEL JESUS CRIOLLO Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17021PI 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. SUBJECT OF RULING # 16237PI, DATED DECEMBER 13, 2016, HAVING SETTLED THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS (RETURNED CHECK, INSUFFICIENT FUNDS) MANUEL JESUS CRIOLLO IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING AS OF JUNE 1, 2017. SUBJECT OF RULING #16237PI, DATED DECEMBER 13, 2016, HAVING PAID AN OUTSTANDING FINE, MANUEL JESUS CRIOLLO IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING AS OF JUNE 1, 2017.
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-17 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/19/2016 Suspension End: 9/19/2021
Ruling Text: Jockey Hector Aldrete, having appeared before the Board of Stewards and having waived his rights to appeal on September 24, 2016, at Zia Park, concerning summary suspension dated September 19, 2016 for being in possession of an electrical device during a compliance search by the investigator in the 4th race on September 18, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hector Aldrete the following penalty:

    1. A 5 year suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective September 19, 2016 through September 19, 2021.
    2. A $5,000 five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 24, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
    3. Hector Aldrete must appear before the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to making future application.
During said time of applicable suspension Hector Aldrete is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC,

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise”.

16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “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”.

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f); 15.2.3.8B (1) (d); 6.47.1.8. T.

Name: Antonio Fierro Ruling Date: 10/17/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21931 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Evangeline Downs expired 9/18/2016).
Name: Antonio Fierro Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21931-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 21931 - Restored to Good Standing; Met license requirements on April 21, 2017.
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-11-MOD Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-11 - Modified Ruling Jockey Hector Aldrete, having appeared before the Board of Stewards with translator Carlos Estrada and Jockey Representative Patrick Valenzuela on September 19, 2016, at Zia Park, for being in procession of an electrical device during a random search by the investigator prior to the start of 4th race on September 18, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hector Aldrete the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective September 19, 2016.

During said time of applicable suspension Hector Aldrete is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing September 24, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise”.

16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “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”.

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f); 15.2.3.8B (1) (d); 6.47.1.8. T.

Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 9/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-11 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Hector Alderte, having appeared before the Board of Stewards with translator Carlos Estrada  and Jockey Representative Patrick Valenzuela on September 19, 2016, at Zia Park, for being in procession of an electrical device during a random search by the investigator prior to the start of 4th race on September 19, 2016 at Zia Park.
 
 For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hector Alderte the following penalty:
A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective September 19, 2016.
 
 During said time of applicable suspension Hector Alderte is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing  September 24, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”.
 
15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise”.
 
16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “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”.
 
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f);  15.2.3.8B (1) (d); 6.47.1.8. T.  
Name: GASTON FLORAS VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 9/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-25 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Gaston Valenzuela was called several times and the Stewards were unable to contact . GastonValenzuela telephonically on September 18, 2016 for failure to declare equipment “Blinkers off” at time of entry on the horse “Im Into Doing” entered in the 4TH race on September 15, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before October 18, 2016 in accordance with

NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

Name: KATHERINE E CURTIN Ruling Date: 9/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-EMD-119 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 Emerald Downs official outriders notified the board of stewards that exercise rider applicant Katherine Curtain had failed to demonstrate the skills necessary for a probationary exercise rider license. Ms. Curtain was verbally notified and therefore, the 2016 WHRC probationary exercise rider license of Katherine Curtain is hereby rescinded.

WAC 260-24-510

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: ANTONIO MICHAEL MOORE Ruling Date: 6/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 17020PI 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. SUBJECT OF RULING #16132PI DATED AUGUST 27, 2016 HAVING PAID AN OUTSTANDING FINE ANTONIO MICHAEL MOORE IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING AS OF JUNE 1, 2017.
Name: KEVIN WAYNE BROUSSARD Ruling Date: 9/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21893 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Tm Ring a Ding Ding” from race 7, August 27 2016 at Fair Grounds.
Name: GASTON FLORAS VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 8/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-101 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Gaston F. Valenuela failed to appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2015 concerning a security citation for his employee failing to comply with the test barn Escort. Narrative: Victor Valenzuela did not wait for the Escort to take the horse to the test barn.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of twenty five dollar ($25.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 29, 2015 in accordance with NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.6.10 TESTING: A. REPORTING TO THE TEST BARN: (1) The official winning horse, or any other horses ordered by the commission or the stewards shall be taken to the test barn to have a blood sample or a urine sample or both taken at the direction of the official veterinarian.

(4) A track security guard shall monitor access to the test barn area during and immediately following each racing performance. All persons who wish to enter the test barn area must be a minimum of 18-years-old, be currently licensed by the commission, display their commission identification badge and have a legitimate reason for being in the test barn area.

Name: DALE CAPUANO Ruling Date: 7/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-093 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 24, 2017             TRACK:   Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
#17-093 In the matter of trainer Dale Capuano, subject of Stewards’ Rulings #16-130;
 
                   Trainer Capuano having dropped his appeal with the Maryland Racing Commission will accept the following penalty:
 
(1) Mr. Capuano is fined five hundred dollars ($500.)
(2) Mr. Capuano will be assigned one half (½) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: victor barboza Ruling Date: 7/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2016-GP-25 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Consent Order # 2016013301, F.S.550.2415 violation.
Name: JOEL T GARZA Ruling Date: 7/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21774 Ruling Type: Failure to Obtain Permit
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to be currently licensed, as a trainer, resulting in the late scratch of his scheduled starter in the second race July 7, 2016 at Delta Downs. In addition Joel Garza is ineligible to participate in racing in Louisiana pending payment of fine and securing a license.
Name: FRANCISCO M ESPINOZA Ruling Date: 4/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-286 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/23/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Francisco Espinoza, having been duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards concerning a Ban Citation issued by DAA regarding his conduct which adversely reflects on the integrity of horse racing.

Francisco Espinoza is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

Name: KENNETH MATTHEW COX Ruling Date: 4/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-092 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 24, 2017             TRACK:   Pimlico Race Course
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
#17-092 In the matter of trainer Kenneth Cox, subject of Stewards’ Rulings #16-055;
 
                   Trainer Cox having dropped his appeal with the Maryland Racing Commission will accept the following penalty:
 
(1) Mr. Cox is fined five hundred dollars ($500.)
(2) Mr. Cox will be assigned one half (½) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 3/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-186 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/2/2016 Suspension End: 4/9/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Frank Reyes, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 25, 2016 for careless while aboard “LESIS MORE” in the 2ND race, March 22, 2016, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a suspension of 6 days (APRIL 2, 2016, APRIL 3, 2016, APRIL 5, 2016, APRIL 6, 2016, APRIL 8, 2016, and APRIL 9, 2016).

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: LONNIE A ARTERBURN Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After Racing Program
Ruling Number: 2016-GPAR-11 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2015042714, Violation of F.S. 550.2415(1)(a).
Name: LONNIE A ARTERBURN Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Calder Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-CRC-68 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2015050854, F.S. Violation 550.2415(1)(a).
Name: Rene Lopez-Gomez Ruling Date: 9/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Sweetwater County Fairgrounds
Ruling Number: 15-0020 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/2015 Suspension End: 6/23/2017
Ruling Text:
In the Disciplinary Matter of Rene Lopez WPMC#15-0485 – Jockey

On September 6, 2015 at Sweetwater Downs at approximately 11:50 a.m. Jockey Rene Lopez, WPMC #15-0485, was given a portable breath test, the result was .07. Mr. Lopez was given a second test which showed a level of .071. The test was administrated using the Pari-Mutuel Commission portable breath test device which was properly calibrated and operating properly. WPMC Investigator Chris Walsh contacted the Stewards and was instructed to tell Mr. Lopez he was suspended from riding for the day.

Mr. Lopez was in violation of Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Rules of Pari-Mutuel Events, Section 21. Alcohol and Drug Testing of Participants (a) Alcohol Prohibition/Breathalyzer Test. (i) No licensee or employee of any entity associated with the conduct of a pari-mutuel event shall have present within his system any amount of alcohol in excess of .05 percent content wile on the grounds of a permitted pari-mutuel event. (ii) Acting with reasonable cause, the Stewards or a designated Commission representative may direct any licensee or employee to submit to the examination. If the results show a reading of .05 percent alcohol content or more, the licensee or employee shall then be subject to fine or suspension by the Stewards or the Commission. If any licensee or employee refuses to submit to a breathalyzer he shall be subject to a suspension until such time as he does submit to the test. (c) Procedures Following Positive Chemical Analysis. (i) For a licensee’s or employee’s first violation he may not be allowed to participate in a pari-mutuel event until his condition has been professionally evaluated. (A) After professional evaluation, if the licensee’s or employee’s condition proves non-addictive and not detrimental to the best interest of the event, the licensee or employee shall be allowed to participate in the event provided he can produce a negative test result and show documented proof that he has successfully completed a certified alcohol/drug rehabilitation program approved by the Commission. The licensee or employee must agree to further testing at the discretion of the Stewards or Commission representative to insure his impairment.

Rene Lopez requested an informal hearing before the Board of Stewards at Central Wyoming Fair. Pursuant to the State of Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Rules of Pari-Mutuel Events Chapter 3, Section 4 Informal Steward’s Hearing (a).

The Board of Stewards from Central Wyoming Fair heard evidence and testimony by teleconference on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission office at approximately 10:00 a.m. in Casper, Wyoming and with this being his second offense hereby recommends the following penalties; Rene Lopez WPMC #15-0485 is summarily relieved of his official duties as a Jockey and denied access to all restricted areas within the confines of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission and ordered to be professionally evaluated for alcohol abuse before any license could be reinstated.
Name: Rene Lopez-Gomez Ruling Date: 6/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Sweetwater County Fairgrounds
Ruling Number: 15-0020-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/2015 Suspension End: 6/23/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 15-0020 - Restored to Good Standing
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: David S Smith Ruling Date: 8/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 47-2015 DE Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(47-2015)

Assistant Trainer David Smith, RCI Id 1966845, DOB 9/9/1955, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for instructing the Jockey to use riding crop excessively, during the running of the fourth (4th) race on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Refer to D.T.R.C. rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 10.9.4 and 14.18.1. Fine to be paid within 48 hours.
Name: David S Smith Ruling Date: 8/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 47-2015 DE-ASG Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 47-2015 DE - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: David S Smith Ruling Date: 10/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 47-2015 DE-RO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF: DAVID SMITH

DECISION ON APPEAL OF STEWARDS' RULING 47-2015
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS
This appeal is before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission ("DTRC") pursuant to the provisions of the DTRC Rule 19. Folowing the fourth race on July 21, 2015, the Board of Stewards determined that assistant trainer David Smith should be fined $100.00 pursuant to Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 10.9.4 and 14.18.1, for instructing jockey David Amiss to use the riding crop excessively.

On August 12, 2015, Mr. Smith filed a timely appeal with DTRC claming his actions were proper. His appeal stated that he believed he was being held to a double standard as it related to other trainers who use the whip more severely for profit. Mr. Smith appeared without legal counsel at a public hearing on September 16, 2015, stating that he was waiving his right to counsel and wished to proceed. The DTRC was represented by Deputy Attorney General Robert W. Willard and the Board of Stewards was represented by Deputy Attorney General Edward K. Black.

SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE PRESENTED

Mr. Black noted that Mr. Smith's appeal did not actually state that he was denying the charge.

Steward Jack Houghton testified that he saw the horse Classic Charlotte being whipped excessively by the jockey, even though the horse was in last place. The horse was struck by the whip seventeen (17) times. At the Stewards' hearing. Mr Houghton said the jockey David Amiss said the horse was not running hard and Mr. Smith had told him to keep after the horse. Mr Houghton indicated that the phrase "Keep after" a horse is generally understood to mean the rider should use a whip on the horse. On cross-examination, Mr. Smith asked Mr. Houghton if the jockey said that Mr. Smith had told him to use the whip and Mr. Houghton said both Mr. Smith and jockey David Amiss said use of whip was necesssary. Mr. Amiss was also fined $100.00, but did not appeal.

Jockey David Amiss testified that in training , the horse, Classic Charlotte, would be racing quickly and suddenly stop or make a U-turn., At other times, Classic Charlotte ran and did non stop. Mr. Amiss said assitant tainer David Smith never told him to whip the horse. Mr. Smith did say it was very important for the horse to finish the race and that Mr. Amiss should keep after the horse. Mr Amiss said he does not like to use the whip and usually does not use a whip. Rather Mr. Amiss throws the reins , or whistles or chirps. During the race in question, Mr. Amiss tried to make the horse run to the finish line. At one point, Mr. Amiss used the whip and the horse seemed to then race properly, so he kept using the whip and the horse finished the race strong. Mr. Amiss said the whip does not hurt the horse in any event. Rather, it makes a snapping sound ahich causes the horse to run better. Mr. Amiss believes this horse was overmatched in this race. Mr. Amiss believed he had to use the whip for his own safety and the horse's safety.

David Smith testified that he never tells a jockey to whip a horse. Mr. Smith did tell the jockey to keep after the horse to make sure the horse finished the race. If the horse finished the race, a buyer can usually be found and Mr. Smith wantd to help the horse's owner be able to selkl the horse if he wished.

The Commissioners viewed a tape of the Stewards' hearing and discovered that Mr. Smith never actually said for the jockey to whip the horse. Mr. Smith did tell the jockey to keep after the horse.

COMMISSION'S RULES
The charge citied various Rules including Rules 10.9.4 and 14.1.8.1 Rule 10.9.4 prohibits the indiscriminate or brutal use of an ordinary whip upon a horse. Rule 14.18.1 provided that whips are to be used uniformly and Stewards shall take cognizance of unusual use or nn-use of a whip by a jockey.

DECISION
By a vote of 4-1, Commissioiner Stegemeier dissenting, the DTRC decided to overrule the Stewards' decision and dismiss the charge. The Commissioners did not like the way this horse was whipped and if the charges were proved felt that a much larger penalty than $100.00 would be called for. However, the charge read that Mr. Smith instructd the jockey to use the riding crop excessively. The evidence befor the Commission did not support the charge.

Having considered the evidence pesented, it is the decision of the DTRC that the Board of Stewards' Ruling should be overruled and the charge dismissed.

SO ORDERED this 7th day of October, 2015.
Name: KASEY LEON WILLIS Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-158 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer KASEY LEON WILLIS , having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, to address charges that he failed to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse "Docs Next Card " that was entered in the first race, Friday, July 3, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;;

(" Docs Next Card" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected prior to initial registration with the Racing Office, or prior to any subsequent entry into a race.).

KASEY LEON WILLIS is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".

(This information is displayed on the daily overnight listing of entries, and is also posted on the Racing office bulletin board).

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed KASEY LEON WILLIS a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 17, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.

Additionally, the horse “Docs Next Card " is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.

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



"Any 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 office or with the Stewards who issued the ruling".

Name: LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA Ruling Date: 4/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-23 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/22/2015 Suspension End: 6/21/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer Lillian Silva, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 22, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM10675, after it was collected from the horse "Silver Stone Bay" which finished second in the 3rd race, Monday, November 3, 2014, at Zia Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 307 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Lillian Silva. The split was confirmed positive by LSU with a finding of 0.364 ng/m or 364 picograms per milliliter in urine).

Trainer Lillian Silva is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or 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 medication overage, Board of Stewards assessed Lillian Silva a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (June 22, 2015 thru June 21, 2016 inclusive); (Ms. Silva is serving a current suspension that ends 06/21/2015 this suspension will start at the end of prior suspension see ruling 2014-SUN-417)
(2) A fine in the amount of five-thousand, dollars ($5,000.);
(3) The horse is disqualified and Loss of purse of the third race, November 3, 2014 at Zia Park;

The horse "Silver Stone Bay" shall be placed on the veterinarian's list and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

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

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

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

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

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: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 4/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-8 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/17/2015 Suspension End: 3/10/2017
Ruling Text:
Owner Julieta Torres, having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling 2015-SUN-212, issued January 20, 2015, at Sunland Park;

Julieta Torres is found to be in violation of:
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Julieta Torres are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.

During said time of applicable suspension, Julieta Torres is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, all horses owned, or under the care of Julieta Torres are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC;
Name: ROMAN ERIC CHAPA Ruling Date: 3/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4840-1 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/19/2015 Suspension End: 1/18/2020
Ruling Text:
SUPPLEMENT 1: On March 5, 2015, Executive Director Trout exercised exercised his authority under Rule 307.69 and modified stewards' ruling SHRP 4840 by increasing the fine from $25,000 to $100,000. All other provisions of the ruling remain, including the five-year suspension of Mr. Chapa's jockey's license, the disqualification of "Quiet Acceleration," and the redistribution of the purse.

SUPPLEMENT 2: On March 5, 2015, Attorney Paul Vick filed an appeal on Mr. Chapa's behalf. Mr. Vick also requested a stay of the suspension and fine imposed against Mr. Chapa, or in the alternative, a stay of the requirement to tender the $25,000 fine during the pendency of the appeal.

Executive Director Trout denied the request for a stay of the suspension, but granted the request to stay the requirement that Mr. Chapa tender the fine during the pendency of the appeal in order to ensure that Mr. Chapa's due process rights are protected.

Jockey Roman Chapa having been duly noticed, appeared at a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 02/27/2015 and was represented by his attorneys Paul Vick and Angus McGinty.

Counsel for both parties agreed that the evidence and testimony presented at the Summary Suspension Hearing held on 02/09/2015, be entered into the record.

Having considered all the testimony and evidence presented at both hearings the preponderence of evidence indicated that Mr. Chapa did carry an electric shocking device while riding "Quiet Acceleration" to win the 9th race at Sam Houston Race Park the "Richard King Turf Stakes" on 01/17/2015. Mr. Chapa is hereby suspended 5 years (01/19/2015 through 01/18/2020) and fined twenty five thousand ($25,000) dollars and the case referred to the Executive Director of the Texas Racing Commission for further consideration.

The horse "Quiet Acceleration" is disqualified from the 9th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 01/17/2015 and declared unplaced with the purse redistributed as follows;

1. (3) Fly the Red Eye
2. (9) Magna Breeze
3. (10) Special UFO
4. (4) Fiery Dream
5. (1) Rule Breaker
6. (2) Seeking West
7. (6) Anew Rumor
8. (7) Special Praise
9. (5) Spiderman Ridge
Unplaced (8) Quiet Acceleration

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

Name: ROMAN ERIC CHAPA Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4840-1-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/19/2015 Suspension End: 1/18/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SHRP4840-1 - Modified Ruling

SUPPLEMENT 3: On April 11, 2017, the Texas Racing Commission ("Commission") considered in open meeting the appeal of Roman Chapa ("Petitioner"), jockey license number 53851, from Stewards' Ruling SHRP 4840 ("the ruling"). The Commission hereby makes the following findings based on the record of this matter: (a) On or about March 2, 2015, the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards issued Ruling SHRP 4840, finding Petitioner in violation of Texas Racing Act Section 3.16, Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. art. 179e (Texas Racing Act) as well as 16 TAC Sections 311.206, Influence of Race Prohibited; 311.207, Inhumane Treatment; and 311.215(b), Contraband, resulting from the ninth race at Sam Houston Race Park on January 17, 2015, in which he finished first aboard the horse "Quiet Acceleration." (b) In the ruling, Petitioner was fined $25,000 and suspended for five years, the horse was disqualified and declared unplaced, and the purse was redistributed. (c) On or about March 4, 2015, Petitioner filed an appeal of the ruling with the Commission and requested a stay of the suspension while the appeal was pending. (d) On or about March 5, 2015, the Commission's Executive Director denied Petitioner's request for a stay of the suspension, which had begun with a summary suspension on January 19, 2015, but stayed the requirement to tender the fine pending the outcome of the appeal. (e) Also on or about March 5, 2015, the Commission's executive secretary modified the stewards' ruling to increase the fine from $25,000 to $100,000. All other provisions of the stewards' ruling remained in effect. (f) On or about February 7, 2017, based on written filings submitting by the parties, the administrative law judge issued a proposal for decision in which she found that Petitioner had met his burden of proving that the stewards' ruling was clearly in error regarding their finding of a violation of 16 TAC Section 311.207, Inhumane Treatment, but that Petitioner had not met his burden of proving that the ruling was clearly in error regarding the stewards' finding of violations of 16 TAC Sections 311.206, Influence of Race Prohibited, and 311.215, Contraband and Texas Racing Act Section 3.16, Rules Relating to Unlawful Influences on Racing. The administrative law judge further found that the five-year suspension and $100,000 fine imposed against Petitioner were not clearly in error. (g) The Commission finds that the five-year suspension and $100,000 fine imposed against Petitioner are an appropriate penalty for violations of 16 TAC Sections 311.206 and 311.215 and Texas Racing Act Section 3.16. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the proposal for decision is adopted in full. Stewards' Ruling SHRP 4840 and the March 5, 2015, Order of the Executive Secretary are amended to reflect that Petitioner is not found to have violated 16 TAC Section 311.207. The ruling and order are upheld in all other respects, including the suspension of Petitioner's racing license for five years, the imposition of a $100,000 fine, and redistribution of the purse. If enforcement of this order is restrained by an order of a court, this order takes effect on a final determination by that court or an appellate court in favor of the Texas Racing Commission.

SUPPLEMENT 4: On June 13, 2017, the Commission considered in an open meeting Mr. Chapa's Motion for Reconsideration/Rehearing filed on May 2, 2017. By unanimous decision, the motion was denied.

Name: MICHELLE RENEE WINTERS Ruling Date: 2/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-079 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   May 6, 2017                                TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-079      In the matter of owner, Michelle Winters, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #15- 064 dated February 2,
                   2015.
 
Having satisfied her financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of May 6, 2017, owner Michelle Winters is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: MANUEL OROZCO Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-116 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 Manuel Orozco, listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Babe’s Bonnie Babe”, having been duly notified, and having appeared (via Representative, Alfonso Borrego) January 30, 2015, before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM09424, after it was collected from the horse “Babe’s Bonnie Babe” which finished first in the 7th race, November 18, 2014 at Zia Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 896 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 908pg/ml).

As such, the following applies:
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Orozco penalty of loss of purse of the first place, 7th race, November 18, 2014 at Zia Park the horse is disqualified and must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. (Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-118 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 3/10/2017
Ruling Text:
Owner JULIETA NEXY TORRES, (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) having been duly notified, and having failed to appear for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 30, 2015, said hearing was held in absentia, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM10646, after it was collected from the horse “Jess a Dynasty” which finished first in the 11th race, November 1, 2014 at Zia Park.

JULIETA NEXY TORRES (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Jess a Dynasty”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Third offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

For this third Category B violation within a 365 day period, the Board of Stewards assessed JULIETA NEXY TORRES (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) a penalty as follows: (1) Disqualification and loss of purse of the 11th race, November 1, 2014, at Zia Park, and (2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars, ($5,000.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.

In addition, “Jess a Dynasty” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian’s list for 45 days, (January 30, 2015 through March 16, 2015, inclusive) and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

(Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-115 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse Jess A Dynasty is hereby disqualified and ordered unplaced, because of a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug Clenbuterol found after it finished in first place in the eleventh race on November 1, 2014 at Zia Park. (See related rulings issued this date at Sunland Park).

As a result of this disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly:

1st Miracle Fish 6th Double Chiseled
2nd Eagletefamous 7th Vanil On Ice
3rd Wr Fancy Money 8th Kerrys Wave Carver
4th Im Rowdy James 9th Simply Tapalpa
5th I Azoomed You Knew Scratched: Spitting Snow
Scratched: Ramblin Mountain
Unplaced: Jess A Dynasty

Additionally, pursuant to 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC, the horse Jess A Dynasty is placed on the veterinarians list for a period of 45 days, (January 30, 2015 through March 16, 2015) and must pass a Commission approved examination prior to become eligible to be entered.

This is in accordance with:

15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC:

(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race.
Name: LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA Ruling Date: 12/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-417 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/23/2014 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Lillian Silva, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 13, 2014 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM010827, after it was collected from the horse "Silver Stone Bay" which finished first in the fourth race, October 7, 2014 at Zia Park;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 828 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, were afforded and declined.)

Trainer Lillian Silva is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed : Trainer Lillian Silva a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 23, 2014, through June 21, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Zia Park;

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

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

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

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings).
Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-287 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Julieta Nexy Torres (as et al for the Stable name Diamond Racing Stable LLC), having been duly notified, and having appeared (via telephonic representation by Trainer Jose Muela), before the Board of Stewards on November 16, 2014, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM06544, after it was collected from the horse “Regal First Moon” which finished second in the fourth race, Friday, May 9, 2014, at SunRay Park;

Julieta Nexy Torres (as et al for the Stable name Diamond Racing Stable LLC), is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Regal First Moon”, which was the subject of related rulings 2014 ZIA 285, 286, and 288, issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Second offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Julieta Nexy Torres (as et al for the Stable name Diamond Racing Stable LLC), a penalty of disqualification and loss of purse of the fourth race, May 9, 2014, at Sun Ray Park. Because this race was a time trial which resulted in the horse “Regal First Moon” qualifying for the final of a stakes, a disqualification and loss of purse of the fourth race, May 25, 2014, at Sun Ray Park is also to apply, per the provisions of 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(d) NMAC.

(Refer to related rulings 2014 ZIA 285, 286, and 288, issued this date, at Zia Park).
BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L’ECUYER

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







Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 6/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 0097614 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0097614 SunRay Park June 21, 2014 Owner, JULIETA NEXY TORRES DOB: 07/30/1985 LICENSE #:53183882 having been represented by her Trainer, Jose Luis Muela who appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 21st, 2014 for a positive test for the drug Clenbuterol which was found in sample# NM04498( the concentration detected was 966 picograms per milliliter in the urine) after it was collected from the horse, "Feature Mr. Who"which finished in first(1st) place in the fourth (4th) race on April 6th, 2014 at Sunland Park. Owner - JULIETA NEXY TORRES is listed as the recorded co- owner of the horse "feature Mr. Who" which was subject to related ruling# 0095614 which was issued on this date at SunRay Park in which sanctions were issued against the Trainer of record. As such, the following applies: 15.2.6.9(C)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states: Category B penalty will be assessed against a licensed owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying Category B penalty: First offense shall be disqualification, loss of purse and the horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered BY ORDER OF THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS STEWARD STEWARD STEWARD Reuben Rivera Bob Allison Linda Salinas 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: LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA Ruling Date: 2/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3220514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/5/2014 Suspension End: 5/4/2014
Ruling Text:
RULING#: 3220514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: February 22, 2014 Trainer, LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA (DOB: 09/22/1985 LICENSE #:56082671), having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in NM04560 , after it was collected from the horse "Heavenly Speed" which finished first in the third race, Monday, November 25, 2013 at Zia Park. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 345 pg/ml . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, LILLIAN SILVA). LILLIAN SILVA is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer LILLIAN SILVA a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (March 5, 2014 through May 4, 2014 Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the third race, Monday, November 25, 2013, at Zia Park. This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer LILLIAN SILVA is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer LILLIAN SILVA are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings 3221514, 3222514, and 3223514, issued this date, at Sunland Park).

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: MICHAEL C COLE Ruling Date: 1/8/2013
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-009-13 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/15/2013 Suspension End: 6/18/2016
Ruling Text:
Michael C. Cole submitted a human urine sample on January 8, 2013 at Dover Downs. The sample was tested and found to contain Codeine, Morphine and Hydromorphone. D.H.R.C. Rule 5.1.8.5.4. A licensee shall not have illegal drugs in their body while exercising the privileges granted by a DHRC license. Mr. Cole was issued a "conditional license" on May 31, 2012 with the understanding that if he tested positive within a years time he would receive an immediate "Full five year suspension and a $5,000 fine". Mr. Cole also had a human drug positive test on October 6, 2009 and May 31, 2012. Mr. Cole had a hearing before the DHRC Judges on January 15, 2013. All appeals in the matter are due within 48 hours of ruling. PENALTY - fined $5,000 and suspended for 1825 days, 1/15/2013 through 1/13/2018.
Name: JOHN THOMAS DURRENCE Ruling Date: 6/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 18692-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2011 Suspension End: 6/15/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 18692 - Restored to Good Standing on June 15, 2017: Settled debt with Southwest Veterinary Services.
Name: JOHN THOMAS DURRENCE Ruling Date: 5/27/2011
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 18692 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2011 Suspension End: 6/15/2017
Ruling Text: Ineligible for licensure and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of debt to Southwest Veterinary Services. Default judgment #11-0421-01 ($1537)Issued in Calcasieu Parish.
Name: DONALD L SMITH Ruling Date: 6/7/2007
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 15833 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2007 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text: Suspended pending appearance before stewards re:failure to provide urine sample when ordered to do so. Denied access
Name: DONALD L SMITH Ruling Date: 6/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 15833-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2007 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 15833 - Restored to Good Standing on June 07, 2017; Appeared before the stewards and submitted a negative urine sample.



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