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. >5/25/2016<

238 Total Rulings compiled at: 5/30/2016 2:19:35 PM G.M.T.

Name: BILL MARTIN Ruling Date: 5/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/30/2016 Suspension End: 6/13/2016
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Owner/Trainer William Martin is hereby suspended fifteen (15) calendar days (May 30 through June 13, 2016 and fined Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) due to the fact his horse “Arrogant” tested positive for Clenbuterol after finishing first in the fourth race on May 8, 2016. Further, the Board orders “Arrogant” disqualified from his first place finish in the fourth race on May 8, 2016 and all purse monies earned by “Arrogant” in said race redistributed accordingly.
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 5/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-57 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/3/2016 Suspension End: 6/4/2016
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 456 (h) Interference in Race
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 5/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-57-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/3/2016 Suspension End: 6/4/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-57 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: RICARDO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 5/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-7 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/4/2016 Suspension End: 6/6/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Ricardo Ramirez, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 28, 2016 for careless riding which resulted in the disqualification of his mount “Bp Flingin South” from second place to tenth place in the 13th race on May 27, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ricardo Ramirez a suspension of 3 race days (June 4, 2016, June 5, 2016 and June 6, 2016). (Allowed to ride desiginated races).

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: Leslie Carl Adams Ruling Date: 5/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-56 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entering ineligible horse
Name: Leslie Carl Adams Ruling Date: 5/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-56-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-56 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: VALERIE LEANOS Ruling Date: 5/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Pursuant to Iowa Administrative Code 491 6.2(1), all persons participating in any capacity at a racing or gaming facility are required to be properly licensed by the commission.  The Board of Stewards find Valerie Leanos ponied horses on facility grounds during the 2016 racing season without first obtaining an IRGC occupational Pony Rider license.  Valerie Leanos waived her right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards. Valerie Leanos is hereby assessed an administrative penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for working without being properly licensed.
Name: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 5/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-57 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 28, 2016 for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers on) at time of entry on “Pache’s Ego”, entered in the 9TH race, on May14, 2016, at SunRay Park Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

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.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 28,2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 5/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-58 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer  Raul V. Vega, having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to provide equipment: (Blinkers) , on the horse "Flashy Beamer" that ran in the 3rd race, Friday, May 27, 2016, at SunRay Park
 
Raul V. Vega is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.
 
15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this 1st violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed Raul V. Vega a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 7,2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
  
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: OTABEK UMAROV Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0049 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2016 Suspension End: 5/27/2026
Ruling Text: After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards, the Owner/Trainer license issued to Otabek Umarov is hereby REVOKED for a period of TEN (10) YEARS as of May 27, 2016 and he is fined TEN THOUSAND ($10,000)DOLLARS for the following violation of 810 KAR 1:110 Section (3), subsection (5). This penalty is imposed pursuant to 810 KAR 1:110 Section 8, subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b). 810 KAR 1:110 Section 3, subsection (5); The licensee prevented an out of competition sample from being collected from the horse “Looks to Spare” on association grounds at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2016, further aggravated by removing the horse from the grounds to an undisclosed location after notification that the horse had been selected for sampling. The Board of Stewards consider the following violations as aggravating circumstances related to the above-described penalty: 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14, subsection (v); The licensee failed to answer truthfully questions asked by the commission or its representatives pertaining to a racing matter. 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14, subsection (x) 1.; The licensee engaged in conduct of a disorderly nature by failing to obey the stewards’ orders that are expressly authorized by the administrative regulations of the commission. 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14, Subsection (q); The licensee has engaged in conduct that is against the best interests of horse racing, or compromises the integrity of operations at a track, training facility, or satellite facility. For each of the following violations, the license of Mr. Umarov is REVOKED for ONE (1) YEAR, to run concurrent with each other and with the above-described 10 year revocation: 810 KAR 1:018 Section 3, subsection (3) and Section 14, subsection 1 (1)(2); The licensee, being a person other than a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Kentucky and licensed by the commission, was in possession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable medications on association grounds at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2016. 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14, subsection (g); The licensee has made a material misrepresentation, falsification, or omission in an application for a license. During the revocation, Mr. Umarov is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Mr. Umarov is denied pending transfers to persons acceptable to the stewards. Further, Mr. Umarov is required to appear in person before the License Review Committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for any future license consideration pursuant to 810 KAR 1:110 Section 8, subsection (1)(d). BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JOHN BATISTA Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-83 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/1/2016 Suspension End: 6/4/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended for allowing his mount Jax and Yoko to drift in, and cause interference to EZ Curl, during the running of the 5th Race, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Jax and Yoko was disqualified from third and placed fourth.
Name: MICHAEL ALLEN HAYNES Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-84 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:
Permit has been denied for a groom license by the BOS, pending follow up of felony charge on his record.
Name: TY BLACKWELL Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-056 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR TY BLACKWELL PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND FINED $500.00 FOR MISREPRESENTING THE HORSE "AZOOMS DEVIL LADY" TO THE GAP ATTENDANT AND CLOCKER FOR A TIMED WORK OUT WHEN IN FACT, HE PRESENTED THE HORSE "STREAKIN LAKE" ON 4/28/2016.
Name: JOSE D URISTA Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-3 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The clocker license (#164161) issued to Jose Urista is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-4 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Juan M. Esquivel, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 27, 2016, for possessing needles, test tubes, and unlabeled medications and found to be in violation of NMRC rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Juan M. Esquivel the following penalty:

                1. A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective May 27, 2016.
During his suspension Juan M. Esquivel 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, trained, or under the care of Juan M. Esquivel are denied further entry pending the outcome of his hearing May 30, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

15.2.1.9 B(3) Summary suspension. (a) If the stewards determine that a licensee's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the stewards may summarily suspend the license pending a hearing. 15.2.6.8 B(3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission: (a) 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; (b) any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration

Name: JOHAN A GONZALEZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-5 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Veterinarian Assistant/Intern, Johan Gonzalez-Castillo having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 27, 2016, testing positive for prohibited substances cocaine and marijuana.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Johan Gonzalez-Castillo a penalty of the following:

                1. A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective May 27, 2016.
15.2.1.9 B(3) Summary suspension. (a) If the stewards determine that a licensee's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the stewards may summarily suspend the license pending a hearing. During said time of suspensionJohan Gonzalez-Castillo 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.

Name: MICHAEL G WEATHERLY Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-55 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Michael G. Weatherly being represented byTrainer Dan Dennison having been duly notified, and having appeared for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM19436, after it was collected from the horse, "Justa Sunday Dream" which finished 1st in the 3rd race, May 8, 2016 at SunRay Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.39 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
The concentration of Phenylbutazone 2.39 ug/ml exceeds the authorized medication limit of 2.0 ug/ml
 
Michael G. Weatherly is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael G. Weatherly a penalty as follows;
 
(1)   A Warning: This is the 1st positive test violation in the past 365 day period
 
 
                       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: DANIEL H DENNISON Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-56 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Dan Dennison having been duly notified, and having appeared for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM19436, after it was collected from the horse, "Justa Sunday Dream" which finished 1st in the 3rd race, May 8, 2016 at SunRay Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.39 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
The concentration of Phenylbutazone 2.39 ug/ml exceeds the authorized medication limit of 2.0 ug/ml
 
Dan Dennison is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".
 
15.2.6.11(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 Dan Dennison a penalty as follows;
 
(1)   A fine in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.00);
 
This is the 1st positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before June 26, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.  
 
 
                       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: JIMMY JOE VASQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-6 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/27/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner , JIMMY JOE VASQUEZ having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 27, 2016, for testing positive for prohibited substances cocaine and marijuana.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue JIMMY JOE VASQUEZ a penalty of the following:

                1. A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective May 27, 2016.

During his suspension JIMMY JOE VASQUEZ 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, trained, or under the care of JIMMY JOE VASQUEZ are denied further entry pending the outcome of his hearing May 30, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

15.2.1.9 B(3) Summary suspension. (a) If the stewards determine that a licensee's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the stewards may summarily suspend the license pending a hearing.

Name: DYLAN ROBERT WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-12 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey/Driver Dylan Williams was denied on February 24, 2015, in Ruling 45607 for noncompliance
with the Centralized Collection Unit. Having received a "Notice of Withdrawal of Certificate of
Noncompliance" from the Centralized Collection Unit, Dylan Williams is hereby restored to good
standing.
Name: ROBIN LEE MILLER Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-94 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #3 A Yankee Feeln in race 11 on 5/24/16 he failed to come up into position. O.S.R.C.-3769-16-26  16-99
Name: JASON R MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-95 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #5 Lunatic Fringe in race 11 on 5/24/16 he failed to come up into position. O.S.R.C.-3769-16-26  16-99
Name: JEREMY BOBBITT Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/28/2016 Suspension End: 6/1/2016
Ruling Text:
The post race sample # 0076452 collected on 4/15/2016 from 3rd race #1 Kelly Boy was found to contain Methylprednisolone (Class C first offense) at a concentration of 231 pg/ml. Mr. Bobbitt is fined $500.00 suspended 5 days and the purse money won of $700.00 is ordered returned and redistributed. While under suspension Mr. Bobitt is denied access to all areas under the Jurisdiction of the KHRC. Fines not paid and purse money not returned within 7 days of the action date may result in additional fines and or suspension.
Name: KEITH J KASH Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-96 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #6 Oaks Warrior in race 11 on 5/24/16 he failed to come up into position. O.S.R.C.-3769-16-26  16-99
Name: JAMES EDWARD STILTNER Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-7 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/28/2016 Suspension End: 6/6/2016
Ruling Text:
The post race sample #0076447 collected on 4/14/2016 from 3rd race #4 Suplemental Income was found to contain Dexamethasone (Class C second offense with 365 days) at a concentration of 43.4 pg/ml. Mr. Stiltner is fined $1500.00 suspended 30 days and the purse money won of $850.00 is ordered returned and redistributed. While under suspension Mr. Stiltner is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the KHRC. Fines not paid and purse money not returned within 7 days of the action date may result in additional fines and or suspension.
Name: JIMMY VIARS Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-8 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The post race sample # 0076486 collected on 4/29/2016 from 1st race #4 B Blissfull was found to contain Phenylbutazone at a concentration 2.7 ug/ml.
Name: DEVERNNON K WILSON Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-09 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The post race sample #0083251 collected on 05/04/2016 from 2nd race #3 Yesterdays Child was found to contain Phenylbutazone at a concentration of 3.8 ug/ml.
Name: GUADALUPE CHAVIRA Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-2 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Guadalupe Chavira appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 25th, 2016 is no longer employed as an out-rider . Therefore, The Board of Stewards hereby rescind his outriders license without prejudice and re-issued a pony person’s license.

16.47.1.8. A. License Required: A person as defined by Subsection P. paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC shall not participate in pari mutual racing under the jurisdiction of the commission, or be employed by an association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the commission.

Name: CALVIN L HARRIS Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/21/2016 Suspension End: 6/18/2016
Ruling Text:
The post race sample # 0076460 collected on 4/20/2016 from the 2nd race #4 You Slay Me was found to contain Caffeine at a concentration of 121 ng/ml. As a first offense Mr. Harris is fined $500.00, suspended 30 days and the purse moneywon of $825.00 is ordered returned and redistributed. While under suspension Mr. Harris is denied access to all areas under the Jurisdiction of the KHRC. Fines not paid and purse money not returned within 7 days of the action date may result in additional fines and or suspension.
Name: KANDACE SCHOOLEY Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-4 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ms. Schooley is restored to good standing for payment of fines.
Name: JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBERTS Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-017-16 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 Jonathan Roberts is fined $50.00 for failing to drive with a safety vest in the 1st qualifying race at Harrington Raceway on May 25, 2016. DHRC rule: 5.1.25.2 (a safety vest must be worn by all persons at all times when on the main track). All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: JUSTIN T SHEPHERD Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-025A Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 5/20/2016
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY JUSTIN TYME SHEPHERD, HAVING PROVIDED THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS WITH A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT FOR CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES, AS STIPULATED IN ORDER 16-WRD-025, IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING EFFECTIVE 5/20/2016.
Name: DAVID CHRISTOPHER TIMMONS Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-023A Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GAMING EMPLOYEE DAVID CHRISTOPHER TIMMONS, HAVING FAILED TO PAY THE $100.00 FINE AS ASSESSED IN WRD STEWARDS' ORDER 16-WRD-023, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE EFFECTIVE 5/19/2016, PENDING PAYMENT OF FINE.
Name: TY JOHN REMINGTON Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 16-RP-055 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER TY JOHN REMINGTON PLED "NO CONTEST" AND FINED $100.00 FOR FAILING TO REPORT A CHANGE OF EQUIPMENT REGARDING THE FLIPPING HALTER ON  THE HORSE "EYE FUNGO" FOR THE RUNNNG OF THE 8TH RACE AT RP ON 4/8/2016.
Name: JOSE IBARRA Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-033 Ruling Type: Unlicensed Participant
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR JOSE IBARRA PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR HAVING AN UNLICENSED GROOM IN THE PADDOCK FOR THE 4TH RACE AT WRD ON 5/21/2016, ATTENDING TO THE TRAINEE #8 "PINT O'FINEST". IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS' THAT MR. IBARRA BE FINED $200.00.
Name: DENISE MARLANE COPE Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-030 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER DENISE MARLANE COPE APPEARED BEFORE THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS' ON 5/20/2016 TO ANSWER ALLEGATIONS OF BEING ABUSIVE TOWARDS A JOCKEY AFTER THE RUNNING OF THE 1ST RACE AT WRD ON 5/14/2016. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MS COPE BE FINED $200.00.
Name: CRAIG J DRAGO Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-034 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER CRAIG JAMES DRAGO PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR HIS HORSE, "SUMMER APPEAL" BEING ENTERED INTO AN OVERNIGHT RACE AT WRD FOR 5/17/2016 IN THE 7TH RACE. HE CHECKED THE FOAL CERTIFICATE OUT OF THE RACING OFFICE AFTER THE ENTRIES WERE DRAWN AND REMOVED THE HORSE FROM THE STABLE AREA, NECESSITATING IN A LATE SCRATCH. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS' THAT MR. DRAGO BE FINED $200.00.
Name: FREDDY JOSE MANRRIQUE-GUERRERO Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-027 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY FREDDY JOSE MANRRIQUE-GUERRERO PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILING TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENT IN THE 2ND RACE AT WRD ON 4/4/2016. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT JOCKEY FREDDY JOSE MANRRIQUE-GUERRERO SHALL BE FINED $200.00.
Name: ANTHONY A CIUFFETELLI Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH48 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Ciuffetelli 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 "STAR STUDDED CAST" in the 1st race on Fridday, May 13, 2016.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ANTHONY A CIUFFETELLI Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH47 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/19/2016 Suspension End: 5/21/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Ciuffetelli is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days, May 19, 2016 through and including May 21, 2016.
 
Mr. Ciuffetelli failed to come up into position in the 1st race on Friday, May 13, 2016 .
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-17.1 M7
Name: FREDDY JOSE MANRRIQUE-GUERRERO Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-032 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/9/2016 Suspension End: 7/8/2016
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY FREDDY MANRRIQUE-GUERRERO PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR BEING INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION DURING THE 12TH RACE ON 5/21/2016 AT WRD THAT OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE 3/16TH POLE AND CONTINUED PAST THE 1/16TH POLE W/ ANOTHER JOCKEY. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD STEWARDS THAT MR. MANRRIQUE-GUERRERO IS SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES  FOR 30 DAYS BEGINNING 6/9/2016 THROUGH 7/8/2016. MR. MANRRIQUE-GUERRERO MUST ATTEND AN ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS AND PROVIDE THE STEWARDS WITH A CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION OF THE CLASS.
Name: NATALIE TURNER Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-031 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY NATALIE NADINE TURNER PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILING TO FULFILL HER RIDING ENGAGEMENT IN THE 1ST RACE AT WRD ON 5/21/2016. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MS. TURNER SHALL BE FINED $200.00.
Name: CHRISTOPHER L CONWAY Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-028 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CHRISTOPHER LOWELL CONWAY JR. PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILING TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS IN THE 5TH RACE AT WRD ON 5/10/2016. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD STEWARDS THAT MR. CONWAY BE FINED $100.00.
Name: DAVID CARDOSO Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-029 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY DAVID CARDOSO PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILING TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS IN THE 2ND & 4TH RACE AT WRD ON 5/14/2016. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD STEWARDS THAT MR. CARDOSO BE FINED $200.00.
Name: RAKEEM LABRIAN PAULING Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-026 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY RAKEEM LABRIAN PAULING PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR  MAXIMUM OVERWEIGHT. MR. PAULING WAS EXCUSED FROM HIS MOUNT IN THE 6TH RACE AT WRD ON 3/23/2016, FOR EXCEEDING THE 5 LB OVERWEIGHT MAXIMUM ALLOWED AND NECESSITATING A LATE CHANGE OF JOCKEY. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD STEWARDS THAT MR. PAULING BE FINED $200.00.
Name: TYLER BAZE Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-134 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey TYLER BAZE is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense in the last sixty days; last offense March 31, 2016), during the first race at Santa Anita Race Track on May 14, 2016.
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-54 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA-Rule 456® Foot out of Stirrup
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-54-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-54 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Ryan Keith Grundy Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-55 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458 s (v)
Name: Ryan Keith Grundy Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-55-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-CENT-55 - Ruling Final Outcome Repeat Offense
Name: Ryan Keith Grundy Ruling Date: 5/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-55-FO1 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-55 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Shamaree Dwayne Muir Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NP-T#10 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $50.00 for failing to report his weight at the proper time as designated by the Clerk of the Scales.
Name: Dane Damar Nelson Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NP-T#9 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $50.00 for failing to report his weight at the proper time as designated by the Clerk of the Scales.
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 5/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-53 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on Monday, May 23, 2016, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the offices of the Board of Stewards at SunRay Park regarding the following:
 
SUMMARY SUSPENSION of TRAINER “CAROLINA GAYLAN” FOR THE POSSESSION OF A HYPODERMIC SYRINGE OR HYPODERMIC NEEDLE ON MAY 20, 2016 IN BARN “B” STALL 35 WITH THE HORSE “VALIANT MELTDOWN” AT SUNRAY PARK (A LOCATION UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION). “VALIANT MELTDOWN” WAS SCHEDULED TO RUN MAY 20, 2016, IN RACE 8, POST POSITION 3. “VALIANT MELTDOWN” WAS A LATE SCRATCH AND SENT TO THE TEST BARN FOR A SPECIAL BLOOD/URINE SAMPLE FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS.
 
After hearing the facts:
 
The Board of Stewards assess Trainer Carolina Gaytan the following:
 Release of the summary suspension. Effective 5/23/2016  
 
RESCIND NMRC Ruling # 2016-SRP-46
 
Name: FLOYD EDWARD HENSLEY Ruling Date: 5/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-53 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458 ® Foot out of stirrup
Name: FLOYD EDWARD HENSLEY Ruling Date: 5/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-53-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-53 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: TERRI L SUGGS Ruling Date: 5/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Ebro Greyhound Park
Ruling Number: 2016-EBR-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Consent Order # 2015038360, F.S. 550.2415 violation.
Name: RAMON VASQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/22/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-140 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey RAMON VASQUEZ is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in the last sixty days), during the ninth race at Santa Anita Race Track on May 21, 2016.
Name: BLAKE ROOS HEAP Ruling Date: 5/22/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-141 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer BLAKE HEAP is fined FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration – did not want to run) in the tenth race on May 21, 2016, at Santa Anita Park.
Name: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 5/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-48 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerado Gutierrez having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 20, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drugs “Phenylbutazone” and “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM19274, after it was collected from the horse, “Vegas Cartel” which finished first in the 3rd race, April 23,2016, at SunRay Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 0.60 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 19 ng/ml in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.

Gerado Gutierrez 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 Gerado Gutierrez a penalty as follows; A fine in the amount of $750.00 :

This is a 2nd 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 19, 2016

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND 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: CARLOS L CASTRO Ruling Date: 5/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C16009 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Carlos Leonel Castro Hernandez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount My Crazy Dayse more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 3rd Race at Canterbury Park on May 21, 2016.

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

Name: GEOVANNI ANGELES FRANCO Ruling Date: 5/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C16010 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Geovanni Franco is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Some Say So more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 5th Race at Canterbury Park on May 21, 2016.

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

Name: WILSON OMAR DIEGUEZ Ruling Date: 5/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C16011 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Wilson Dieguez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Megatrez more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 9th Race at Canterbury Park on May 21, 2016.

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

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 5/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-46 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/21/2016 Suspension End: 5/23/2016
Ruling Text: SUMMARY SUSPEND TRAINER “CAROLINA GAYTAN” FOR THE POSSESSION OF A HYPODERMIC SYRINGE OR HYPODERMIC NEEDLE ON MAY 20, 2016 IN BARN “B” STALL 35 WITH THE HORSE “VALIANT MELTDOWN” AT SUNRAY PARK (A LOCATION UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION). “VALIANT MELTDOWN” WAS SCHEDULED TO RUN THIS DATE IN RACE 8, POST POSITION 3. “VALIANT MELTDOWN” WAS A LATE SCRATCH AND SENT TO THE TEST BARN FOR A SPECIAL BLOOD/URINE SAMPLE FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS.

This conduct, action, or omission has resulted in charges or allegations against you that you have violated the following Statutes or Rules: HMAC 15.2.6.8 A. TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS: (1) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, no person other than a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this jurisdiction and licensed by the commission may administer a prescription or controlled medication, drug, chemical or other substance (including any medication, drug, chemical or other substance by injection) to a horse at any location under the jurisdiction of the commission. (2) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission. (a) 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;

(b) any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.

15.2.1.1 DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION: A. PURPOSE OF CHAPTER: This chapter contains the rules of procedure for stewards' hearings and commission proceedings. B. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE STEWARDS: (1) Rights of the licensee. A person who is the subject of the disciplinary hearing conducted by the stewards is entitled to: proper notice of all charges; confront the evidence presented including: the right to counsel at the person's expense; the right to examine all evidence to be presented against them; the right to present a defense; the right to call witnesses; the right to cross examine witnesses; and waive any of the above rights. (2) Summary suspension. (a) If the stewards determine that a licensee's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the stewards may summarily suspend the license pending a hearing. (b) A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the third day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the three-day limit.

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

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

A hearing is scheduled for Monday May 23, 2016 10:30 AM You are advised that at this hearing you may be accompanied or assisted by another person who may be an Attorney, but that the hearing will not be delayed by the reason of the unavailability of such a person. You are advised to bring with you to this hearing any documentary or physical evidence on your possession or persons having relevant information about this matter.

Name: JOEL CHRISTOPHER STURGEON Ruling Date: 5/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

STIPULATED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Wherein Appicant Joel Sturgeon, as the trainer responsible for the animal Tarcetti which tested positive for the substance Flunixin at a level of 46.0 ng/ml after finishing 1st in the 4th race at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack on June 22, 2015 was found to be violation of the State Racing Commission’s (the” Commission”) prohibition of Flunixin in excess of 20 ng/ml. As full and final resolution of this matter, Trainer, Joel Sturgeon agrees to the following penalties: (1) Waive of Rights. Licensee’s knowingly, intentionally and voluntarily waives his/her right to a hearing and the right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes, but not limited to, licensee’s right to a full evidentiary hearing including the right to present evidence and cross examine witnesses: and any right to appeal this settlement or any decision in connection with this settlement agreement. (2). A fine in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($ 250.00).

Effect of Settlement on Subsequent. With respect to the repeat offender penalty provisions in the Commission’s regulations at 15.2.6.9(c) NMAC, the positive test Flunixin arising from the animal “Tarcetti” performance on June 22, 2015 constitutes a “1st offense” of a Category 4C offense. Thus, the parties agree that any subsequent NMRC rules violation for a prohibited drug or a therapeutic medication at a prohibited level within 180 days of this settlement agreement may be subject to penalties under 15.2.6.9(c) NMAC as a 2nd offense. A second subsequent Category C offense, and any thereafter within 365 days of this settlement agreement shall be treated as a 2nd offense under 15.2.6.9(c) NMAC (Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this Licensee knowingly and voluntarily waives his right to judicial appeal. This waiver includes but not limited to , Licensee’s right to ( a) a full evidentiary hearing, including the right to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses; and (b) any right to appeal this settlement or any decision by the Commission in connection with this Settlement Agreement.) This Settlement Agreement shall be deemed approved and executed upon being signed by both parties. This Settlement Agreement constitutes a full and complete resolution of all claims and defenses that either party did raise or could have raised with the respect to these proceeding and execution of this Settlement constitutes full and final resolution. It is so Stipulated and Agreed.

Name: E PAUL ATKINSON Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-137 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise rider E. PAUL ATKINSON is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – backtracking violation) on May 19, 2016 at Santa Anita Race Track.
Name: JESUS OCON NUNEZ Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-138 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer JESUS NUNEZ, who was scheduled to saddle #1 OUR NEW FLASH in the fifth race on May 15, 2016, at Santa Anita Race Track, is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1894 (Duties of Trainer – Failure to Supervise Saddling).
Name: VICTOR ESPINOZA Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-139 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey VICTOR ESPINOZA, who rode DREAMY MARTINI in the fourth race on May 8, 2016 at Santa Anita Race Track is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1692 (Requirements for Horse, Trainer, and Jockey – stood up before finish).
Name: HOMAR GARZA Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21677 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have a negative coggins on file for “Raramuri Apollo” , resulting in a late scratch  from race 7, May 19, 2016.
Name: ALVIN SMITH Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21678 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/20/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to attend a scheduled 'show cause" hearing on May 11, 2016. Suspended and declared ineligible pending his appearance before the stewards
Name: RICHARD P HARAN Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 161010 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2016 Suspension End: 5/20/2016
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMITTED PERMANENT APPLICATION AND FINGERPRINTS) OWNER RICHARD HARAN IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: TRAVIS SEEKMAN Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 164084 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAVIS SEEKMAN DRIVER OF DUNSIDE ART IN THE 1ST RACE ON THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR COMING OUT AND STRIKING THE LEGS OF BOHEMIA AND DRIVER TODD WARREN RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND TO 6TH POSITION. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1318.10 B E J
Name: SANTINO R. HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-TAM-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Consent Order # 2016007017, F.S. 550.2415 violation.
Name: GERALD M PROCINO Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Calder Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-CRC-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Consent Order # 2015055355, F.S. 550.2415 violation.
Name: STEVEN CATHCART Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-TAM-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Consent Order # 2016008219, F.S. Violation of 550.2415.
Name: Joseph A Arboritanza Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-TAM-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Consent Order # 2016007704, violation of F.S. 550.2415.
Name: Louis Albertrani Ruling Date: 5/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-TAM-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Consent Order # 2016016070, violation of F.S. 550.2415.
Name: Armando Ramirez Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21674 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Excessive use of the whip prior to race 9, May 18, 2016.
Name: LEE M THOMAS Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21672 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol (3.47ng/ml) reported in post race blood sample taken from “Little Farms Lady”, winner of race 2, April 30, 2016 at Evangeline Downs. Trainer declined his right to testing of split and waived his right to a stewards hearing.  First violation, in Louisiana, of a category IV or V drug in a twelve month period.
Name: RAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21675 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Not present for film review May 18, 2016.
Name: JOSE GARCIA Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21676 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol (3.61ng/ml) reported in post race blood sample taken from “Tf Ms Perrys Runaway”, third finisher of race 7, April 29, 2016 at Delta Downs. Trainer declined his right to testing of split and waived his right to a stewards hearing.  Secondviolation, in Louisiana, of a category IV or V drug in a twelve month period.
Name: TYLER BAZE Ruling Date: 5/19/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-135 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey TYLER BAZE is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers) failure to attend film review on May 15, 2016.
Name: JOSEPH TALAMO Ruling Date: 5/19/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SA-136 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey JOSEPH TALAMO is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* 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 – third offense in the last sixty days; last offense May 6, 2016), during the fourth race at Santa Anita Race Track on May 15, 2016.
Name: JOSE IBARRA Ruling Date: 5/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-7 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer Jose Ibarra was the trainer of Quarter Horse “TR Titan” when “TR Titan” entered Prairie Meadows Stable Area on April 17, 2016.  The facts in which “TR Titan” entered the  stable area constitutes a violation of IRGC Rules of Racing 491 IAC 10.5(3)”e” & “i”; 491 IAC 10.3 and 491 IAC 10.5(1)”a” (7), (11) & (12.)  
 
Prior to Owner/Trainer Jose Ibarra’s hearing, Jose Ibarra, represented by Attorney Johnny McHayes, and the Board of Stewards entered into a stipulated agreement. The parties agree that the violations of Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) rules as outlined below occurred, and the Board notes that this ruling is final agency action regarding this incident and therefore, cannot be appealed.
 
The Board of Stewards and Owner/Trainer Jose Ibarra hereby enter into the following stipulation:
 
    1. The Board of Stewards has full authority to interpret and enforce the rules of racing at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino as set forth by state statute(s) and the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
    2. Owner/Trainer Ibarra did not have approval from Prairie Meadows Management to bring “TR Titan” into the stable area on April 17, 2016 (Thoroughbred Meet).
    3. “TR Titan” did not have his Piroplasmosis Test as required to enter Prairie Meadows Stable Area on April 17, 2016.  
    4. “TR Titan” was improperly identified as a Thoroughbred via his Coggins and Health Certificate when he entered Prairie Meadows Stable Area on April 17, 2016.
    5. Owner/Trainer Jose Ibarra acknowledges that the above mentioned facts constitute a violation of Iowa Rules of Racing and State Statutes.
    6. As a result of these violations, Owner/Trainer Jose Ibarra agrees to pay an administrative penalty of $1000.00. The administrative penalty shall be paid to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission within ten days from the date of this stipulation.
    7. This agreement between the Board of Stewards and Owner/Trainer Jose Ibarra will be final agency action regarding this matter and cannot be appealed.
 
Name: JUSTIN T SHEPHERD Ruling Date: 5/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-025 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/12/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ON 5/12/2016, THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE WERE AT RISK DUE TO THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY MR. SHEPHERD WHEN HE WAS DIRECTED BY THE STEWARDS TO SUBMIT TO A HUMAN DRUG TEST. AS OF 5/12/2016, MR. SHEPHERD HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUEST. JUSTIN TYME SHEPHERD IS SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 5/12/2016, PENDING PROOF FROM QUEST LABORATORIES THAT HE HAS COMPLIED AND SUBMITTED TO A HUMAN DRUG TEST. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, MR. SHEPHERD IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL RACE TRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: THOMAS W NIXON Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21671 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (3.14ug/ml) reported in post race blood sample taken from “Choicey” the third finisher of race 2, April 30, 2016 at Evangeline Downs. Trainer waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. First ARCI category IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: JIMMY RAY COATES Ruling Date: 5/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-40 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jimmy Ray Coates having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on May 9, 2016, for standing up before crossing the finish line, while aboard “Mycroft” in the 5TH race, May 8, 2016, at SunRay Park Race Track, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a fine of ($50.00) Fifty dollars.

The fine is to be paid on or before June 16, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: JOHN W. HUDON Ruling Date: 5/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-49 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/14/2016 Suspension End: 5/23/2016
Ruling Text:
Fail Breathilyzer Test.
Name: JOHN W. HUDON Ruling Date: 5/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-CENT-49-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/14/2016 Suspension End: 5/23/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-CENT-49 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 5/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-38 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Ry Eikleberry having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 15, 2016 for standing up before crossing the finish line, while aboard “Somethin Hot” in the 8TH race, May 14, 2016, at SunRay Park Race Track, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a fine of ($100.00) one hundred dollars.

The fine is to be paid on or before June 15, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.5.13 RUNNING OF THE RACE: C. JOCKEY REQUIREMENTS

E. POST TO FINISH (5) Horses shall be ridden out: All horses shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey shall not ease up or coast to the finish, without adequate cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money.

Name: GREGORY K GEIER Ruling Date: 5/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 161007 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD TRAINER LICENSE OF GREG GEIER IS HEREBY RESCINDED AS HE IS NO LONGER WORKING IN THIS CAPACITY. MR GEIER IS HEREBY ISSUED A RACING OFFICIAL LICENSE (ASSISTANT CLERK OF SCALES). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.820 C
Name: FERNANDO ALONSO Ruling Date: 5/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 161008 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF AN ARLINGTON PARK SECURITY REPORT DATED MAY 9, 2016 PONY PERSON FERNANDO ALONSO IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR BEING UNCOOPERATIVE WITH SECURITY STAFF (KITCHEN PARKING LOT). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1425.10 1402.70
Name: TOM DORRIS Ruling Date: 5/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 161009 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY THAT THE TEST SAMPLE #828434 DATED APRIL 2, 2016 TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "EVEN FEVER", THE WINNER OF THE SEVENTH RACE ON SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2016 AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF DEXTRORPHAN IN THE URINE SPECIMEN, THE STEWARDS CONDUCTED AN INQUIRY (AT HAWTHORNE). AFTER CONSIDERING TESTIMONY THE STEWARDS FOUND TOM DORRIS THE TRAINER OF "EVEN FEVER " IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULES 603.30 603.50 AND IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00).
Name: GREGORY MERTON Ruling Date: 5/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH45 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Merton is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
Mr. Merton did drive in a careless manner by crowding and putting a wheel under #2 "TRUE BLUE HALL", causing him to go off stride at the top of the stretch, while driving #3 "REUBEN BROGDEN N" in the 8th race on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
 
#3 "REUBEN BROGDEN N" finished 5th, disqulified and placed 8th.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a)1, 2, 5, 8,10
                                   
 
 
Name: RAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 5/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21657 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Excessive use of the whip prior to the running of race 9, May 7, 2016.
Name: CARROLL RAY HOPPER Ruling Date: 5/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-358 - Modified Penalty Trainer/Trainer Carroll R. Hopper, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 8, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM11159, after it was collected from the horse “Jess A Whistlin” which finished first in the 2nd race, January 28, 2015 at Sunland Park Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 326 pg/ml. and the finding of Dexamethasone in excess of 5pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Hopper and confirmed). Mr.Hopper is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For these violations, the Board of Stewards assessed Carroll R. Hopper a penalty
        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,500.00) to be paid on or before June 8,2016.

2. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Carroll R. Hopper is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement, (Case #2015-82-44)

3) Disqualification and loss of purse of the 2nd Race, Jan 28, 2015, at Sunland Park Race Track.

4) Because of the disqualification "Jess A Whistlin" will also be disqualified. The new order of finish is as fallows

    • 1st Flashy Beamer 6th Gender From Sixes
    • 2nd Mj Moon Chick 7th So Call Me Maybe
    • 3rd Perrys Boots 8th Bet the Sixes
    • 4th Mendosa 9th Brookstones Heart
    • 5th Dream Big Woody
        • Unplaced JESS A WHISTLIN

5) A probation period of 180 days starting May 9, 2016 through and ending Nov 5, 2016.

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

Name: EDWARD ARRIAGA HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 5/9/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2016-CTE-063 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PROVISIONAL DRIVER EDWARD HERNANDEZ, WHO DROVE “LAISSEZMOIPICOLER” IN THE FIFTH RACE ON SUNDAY MAY 8, 2016 AT CAL EXPO, CA IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED ($200.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED – VIOLATION OF ‘CAL-EXPO HOUSE WHIPPING RULE’ – (4) (A) ANY BLATANT OR EXAGGERATED MOVEMENTS OF THE WHIPPING ARM WHICH WILL RESULT FROM RAISING THE ELBOW ABOVE THE DRIVER’S SHOULDER HEIGHT AND/OR ALLOWING THE HAND HOLDING THE WHIP TO REACH BEHIND THE DRIVER DURING THE USE OF THE WHIP). SECOND OFFENSE IN THE LAST SIXTY (60) DAYS.
Name: JESUS OCON NUNEZ Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-115 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER JESUS NUNEZ WHO WORKED THE HORSE HIYA HIYA ON APRIL 2, 2016, FOR REMOVAL FROM THE VETERINARIAN’S LIST, IS FINED SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($750.00)* PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1843(A&D)(MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES), #1843.1(B) PROHIBITED DRUG SUBSTANCES), #1844(C)(C2)(AUTHORIZED MEDICATION – MORE THAN ONE APPROVED ANTI-INFLAMITORY DRUG SUBSTANCE ALONG WITH FLUNIXIN IN EXCESS OF AUTHORIZED LIMIT), AND #1866(VETERINARIAN’S LIST).
Name: MINOR ARIEL ARANA Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-116 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/14/2016 Suspension End: 5/22/2016
Ruling Text: JOCKEY MINOR ARANA WHO RODE WALKIN INDY IN THE SECOND RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 6, 2016 IS SUSPENDED FOR FIVE(5) RACING DAYS(MAY 14, 15, 20, 21 AND 22, 2016) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699(E)(RIDING RULES – WILLFULLY STRIKE AT ANOTHER HORSE OR RIDER), PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1766(DESIGNATED RACES), TERM OF SUSPENSION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED RACES IN CALIFORNIA.
Name: GARY LEE BOAG Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-117 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY GARY BOAG IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* 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-THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FOURTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 6, 2016.
Name: CHERYL MICHELLE CHARLTON Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-118 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY CHERYL CHARLTON 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FIRST RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 6, 2016.
Name: MARCIAL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-119 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY MARCIAL RAMIREZ 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE SECOND RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 7, 2016.
Name: CRUZ MELQUIADES MENDEZ Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-120 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY CRUZ MENDEZ 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FIFTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 7, 2016.
Name: CRUZ MELQUIADES MENDEZ Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-121 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY CRUZ MENDEZ 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE SEVENTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 7, 2016.
Name: GUILLERMO MORALES Ruling Date: 5/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-122 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER GUILLERMO MORALES IS FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS($200)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1846(RACING SOUNDNESS EXAMINATION(FAILURE TO PRESENT HORSES FOR PRE-RACE EXAMINATION) AND #1894(DUTIES OF TRAINER).
Name: JESUS GABRIEL AYALA Ruling Date: 5/6/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-109 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JESUS AYALA IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* 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-THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE TENTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 1, 2016.
Name: G JAIRO RANGEL Ruling Date: 5/6/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-110 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY G. JAIRO RANGEL IS FINED FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* 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-THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE SEVENTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY1, 2016.
Name: JOSE NICASIO Ruling Date: 5/6/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-111 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JOSE NICASIO 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FIFTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 1, 2016.
Name: MARTIN ARRIAGA Ruling Date: 5/6/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-112 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY MARTIN ARRIAGA 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE THIRD RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 1, 2016.
Name: SANTIAGO MELQUIADES MENDEZ Ruling Date: 5/6/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-113 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY SANTIAGO MENDEZ IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE SECOND RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 1, 2016.
Name: BOBBY WAYNE GRAYSON Ruling Date: 5/6/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-114 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER BOBBY WAYNE GRAYSON IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1845 (A) (AUTHORIZED BLEEDER MEDICATION – CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD FORM 194 WAS NOT RECEIVED BY THE OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN).
Name: JUAN DE DIOS ACOSTA Ruling Date: 5/5/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-80 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr Acosta failed to fulfill his riding engagements on Friday, April 22, 2016 for the 6th race, necessitating a late rider change.
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 5/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH42 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #4 "SUN CATCHER" in the 3rd race on Friday, April 29,  2016, Mr. Gingras did drive in a careless manner and allowed his horse to be driven with a wheel inside of the hubless rail pylons while improving his position in the stretch.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a)10
                                   
Name: JOSE D URISTA Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-301 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The trainer license (#132499) issued to Jose Urista is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: DAVID E GREENFIELD Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16148PN Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Smoking in the shed row, tack room SMOKING IN THE SHED ROW, APRIL 30, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.85. Rule 165.85 reads in part: ....No smoking or carrying a lighted cigar, cigarette, or pipe shall be permitted under the the shed. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MAY 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 20, 2016. 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: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-296 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Delfino Estrada having been duly notified, failed to appear and had a hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on Friday, April 29, 2016, for employing unlicensed help at Sunland Park Racetrack. Jose L. Marrufo, who is unlicensed, took Mr. Estrada’s horse “Ha Dee” to the paddock to be saddled for the third race on Saturday, April 9.

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

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

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

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

Name: Mary Barber Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-16 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael K. Barber, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 30, 2016, and waved the 10 day notice for failure to have a registration certificate on file necessitating a late scratch for the horse “Westward ” that was entered to run in the 7TH race, on April 23, 2016 at SunRayPark.

Michael Barber is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.9(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the Owner, Trainer or their licensed designee, with permission from the stewards”.

15.2.5.9 (B) (4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the Stewards.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to paid on or before May 30 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Name: DONELL N BLAKE Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4932 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Donell Naquan Blake, 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 04/29/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Blake is hereby fined fifty ($50.00) dollars for debt incurred to the State for a Texas Racing Commission license fee at time of application with nonsufficient funds (NSF) check # 143 in the amount of $100.00 which NSF check amount has since been paid to the Texas Racing Commission.
 
(1st violation in this classification.)
Name: OSCAR MONTERO Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4931 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner, Oscar Montero, having been duly notified, failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/23/2016 and is hereby fined two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars, in-absentia. Mr. Montero failed to behave in an orderly manner, while on Association Grounds, by being involved in an altercation with Owner Francisco Gutierrez, that occurred on the apron near the Winner's Circle at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/26/2016.
 
(1st violation in this classification within the past 365 days.)
Name: KEVIN W NICHOL Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16066PP Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/9/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility ASSISTANT TRAINER KEVIN W. NICHOL, APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON APRIL 29,2016 TO ANSWER CHARGES OF FAILURE TO SETTLE A FINANCIAL OBLIGATION (JUDGMENT), IS HEREBY SUSPENDED MAY 9,2016 PENDING FULL RESTITUTION OF THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATION AND IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS FOR BEING IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.11. 163.11 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES. WHEN A LICENSED OWNER OR TRAINER OR THEIR LICENSED EMPLOYEES, OR OTHER PERSONS LICENSED TO ENGAGE IN RACING, SUFFER A FINAL JUDGMENT RENDERED AGAINST HIM IN A COURT WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,...THE STEWARDS, COMMISSION, OR BOTH, SHALL ISSUE AN ORDER TO THE LICENSEE ADVISING THE LICENSEE THAT A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AT WHICH TIME THE LICENSEE SHOULD SHOW CAUSE AS TO WHY HIS LICENSE SHOULD NOT BE SUSPENDED UNTIL THE COMMISSION OR STEWARDS IS FURNISHED PROOF THAT THE JUDGMENT IN QUESTION HAS BEEN SATISFIED. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISION 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: GERALD EDWARD BROOKS Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16147PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to present a valid coggins test FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE (NO 2016 COGGINS) RIGHT SQUALL, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 6TH RACE, APRIL 29, 2016 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 MAY 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 20, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: WILLIAM OTERO Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16145PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 4TH RACE, APRIL 28, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.238(A) AND (B). SECTION 163.238(A): A horse shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey may not intentionally ride wide on the turns or otherwise cause his mount to lose ground when there is no reasonable cause for the loss or otherwise ride in a manner inconsistent with using the best efforts of the horse. SECTION 163.238(B): A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race. If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of a race, the jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MAY 9, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 19, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: TYLER SONNY CONNER Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16146PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 4TH RACE,APRIL 28, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.238(A) AND (B). SECTION 163.238(A): A horse shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey may not intentionally ride wide on the turns or otherwise cause his mount to lose ground when there is no reasonable cause for the loss or otherwise ride in a manner inconsistent with using the best efforts of the horse. SECTION 163.238(B): A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race. If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of a race, the jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MAY 9, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 19, 2016. 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: CLOVIS A CRANE Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16144PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR ONLY THE TRUTH IN THE 1ST RACE, APRIL 28, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MAY 9, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 19, 2016. 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: GERARDO ESCOBAR Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4930 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
  Upon being duly notified, Assistant Trainer Gerardo Escobar waived hearing and was fined two hundred fifty dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for failing to conduct himself in an orderly manner while in the test barn at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/07/16.
 
   First violation.
Name: JOEL T GARZA Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4927 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Joel Garza Lic #155251, 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 04/25/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, accepted a fine of one-hundred ($100.00) dollars for failure to have Furosemide administered to the horse "EASYWITHLOUSIANAGIRL", within the prescribed time for the 6th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 04/23/2016, necessitating a late program scratch.
 
1st violation in this classification within the past 365 days.
Name: JAVIER HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4928 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Stable Foreman, Javier Hernandez, Lic#148825, 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 04/25/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Hernandez is hereby fined two hundred ($200.00) dollars and excluded from the Test Barn area for the remainder of the meet for failure to behave in an orderly manner by being unruly and disruptive in the restricted area of the Test Barn of Sam Houston Race Park on 04/11/2016.
 
(1st violation in this classification within the past 365 days.)
Name: JOEL T GARZA Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP 4929 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Joel Garza Lic#155251 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 04/25/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, accepted a fine of one-hundred (100.00) dollars for instructing Groom Jose Hernandez to administer All-In-One paste to the horse "NINI EASY DASH" entered to race that day in the 1st race at Sam Houston Race Park, in violation of pre-race administration of medication and or substances within 24 hours of the post time, resulting in a program scratch.
 
1st violation in this classification within the past 365 days.
Name: PAUL A CATANIO Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16142PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding, General Ruling UNSANITARY CONDITIONS OF YOUR GROOM'S QUARTERS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216, DORM ROOM POLICY RULE #11 OF 2016 HORSEMEN'S GUIDE. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall violate a house rule approved by the Commission, the Stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. 2016 HORSEMEN'S GUIDE DORM ROOM POLICY Rule #11: Rooms must be kept clean and orderly at all times. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MAY 9, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 19, 2016. 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: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 4/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-284 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose F. Ramirez, Sr., having been duly summoned, failed to appear before the Board of Stewards and had a hearing held in absentia on April 22, 2016, for failure to declare equipment BLINKERS OFF at time of entry on the horse Jakes Dynasty in the fifth race on Friday, April 1, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack. This is the second BLINKERS violation at the current meet for trainer Jose F. Ramirez, Sr.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards has assessed Jose F. Ramirez, Sr., a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 23, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

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

Name: RAKEEM LABRIAN PAULING Ruling Date: 4/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-017 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY RAKEEM LABRIAN PAULING PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILING TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS IN THE 2ND AND 6TH RACES AT WRD ON 4/4/2016. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS  THAT MR. PAULING BE FINED $200.00.
Name: ALLAN SHUCHMAN Ruling Date: 4/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16139PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation) BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO A PENN NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES (USING PROFANITY TOWARDS), APRIL 22, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00). FINE DUE MAY 8, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 18,2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: THOMAS R SMITH Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16143PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation) BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO A PENNSYLVANIA HORSE RACING COMMISSION SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES APRIL 21, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MAY 9, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 19, 2016. 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: ELIZABETH REES Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16149PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling VETERINARIAN ELIZABETH REES, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILURE TO SUBMIT A DAILY REPORT (TREATMENT OF AN AMY ALBRIGHT HORSE) FOR APRIL 21, 2016 TO THE STATE VETERINARIAN IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.452(d). SECTION 163.452(d): An owner or trainer may not employ a veterinarian who has not been licensed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth. A licensed veterinarian desiring to practice at the race track of an association shall be approved by the Commonwealth State veterinarian and shall list his name with the racing secretary, who shall immediately notify the Commission. The association shall warn off unlicensed veterinarians. The veterinarians shall make daily reports to the State veterinarian and to the stewards of horses under treatment by them. A violation of this section shall be immediately reported to the Commission and the stewards. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE MAY 10, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 20, 2016. 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: CHERYL A PIQUETTE Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-34 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 729.18 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING NUMBER #34
 
CHERYL PIQUETTE
103 HIDEAWAY LANE
WELLSBURG, WV 26070
 
ON THIS DAY, THE WHEELING ISLAND BOARD OF JUDGES DOES HERBY SUSPEND THE OCCUPATIONAL PERMITS HELD BY WAYNE PIQUETTE AND CHERYL PIQUETTE DUE TO THEIR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE WEST VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION'S FINAL DECISION AND ORDER ENTER ON APRIL 19, 2016 AND RECEIVED BY THEM VIA CERTIFIED MAIL ON APRIL 21, 2016.
SPECIFICALLY, THE WEST VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION ORDERED WAYNE PIQUETTE TO PAY $1,829.34 FOR A PORTION OF THE TOTAL COSTS OF THE HEARING IN THE MATER AND ORDERED CHERYL PIQUETTE TO PAY $729.18 FOR THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE TOTAL COST OF HEARING.  THE COMMISSION ENTENED SUCH ORDER UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF WEST VIRGINIA CODE  19-23-16© AND ORDERED THAT THE PAYMENT OF COST BE MADE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE ORDER.  THE COMMISSION FURTHER SPECIFIED THAT FAILURE TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENT OF THE COSTS WOULD SUBJUST THE PIQUETTES'S PERMITS TO SUSPENSION.
 
BECAUSE THIRTY DAYS HAS PASSED SINCE WAYNE PIQUETTE AND CHERYL PIQUETTE RECEIVED THE COMMISSION' ORDER ON APRIL 21, 2016 AND THEY HAVE FAILED TO PAY THE COSTS SO ORDERED, THE WHEELING ISLAND BOARD OF JUDGES DOES ORDER THAT THE OCCUPATIONAL PERMITS HELD BY WAYNE PIQUETTE AND CHERYL PIQUETTE ARE HEREBY SUSPENDED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS FULL PAYMENT OF COSTS IS RECEIVED BY THE RACING COMMISSION.
 
DATED MAY 25, 2016
 
PRESIDING JUDGE
RALPH BRELM
Name: CHERYL A PIQUETTE Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-34-FTC Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 729.18 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-WI-34 - Failure to Comply
Name: WAYNE C PIQUETTE Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-34 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 1829.34 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING NUMBER #34
 
WAYNE PIQUETTE
103 HIDEAWAY LANE
WELLSBURG, WV 26070
 
ON THIS DAY, THE WHEELING ISLAND BOARD OF JUDGES DOES HERBY SUSPEND THE OCCUPATIONAL PERMITS HELD BY WAYNE PIQUETTE AND CHERYL PIQUETTE DUE TO THEIR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE WEST VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION'S FINAL DECISION AND ORDER ENTER ON APRIL 19, 2016 AND RECEIVED BY THEM VIA CERTIFIED MAIL ON APRIL 21, 2016.
SPECIFICALLY, THE WEST VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION ORDERED WAYNE PIQUETTE TO PAY $1,829.34 FOR A PORTION OF THE TOTAL COSTS OF THE HEARING IN THE MATER AND ORDERED CHERYL PIQUETTE TO PAY $729.18 FOR THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE TOTAL COST OF HEARING.  THE COMMISSION ENTENED SUCH ORDER UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF WEST VIRGINIA CODE  19-23-16© AND ORDERED THAT THE PAYMENT OF COST BE MADE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE ORDER.  THE COMMISSION FURTHER SPECIFIED THAT FAILURE TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENT OF THE COSTS WOULD SUBJUST THE PIQUETTES'S PERMITS TO SUSPENSION.
 
BECAUSE THIRTY DAYS HAS PASSED SINCE WAYNE PIQUETTE AND CHERYL PIQUETTE RECEIVED THE COMMISSION' ORDER ON APRIL 21, 2016 AND THEY HAVE FAILED TO PAY THE COSTS SO ORDERED, THE WHEELING ISLAND BOARD OF JUDGES DOES ORDER THAT THE OCCUPATIONAL PERMITS HELD BY WAYNE PIQUETTE AND CHERYL PIQUETTE ARE HEREBY SUSPENDED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS FULL PAYMENT OF COSTS IS RECEIVED BY THE RACING COMMISSION.
 
DATED MAY 25, 2016
 
PRESIDING JUDGE
RALPH BRELM
Name: WAYNE C PIQUETTE Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-WI-34-FTC1 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 1829.34 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-WI-34 - Failure to Comply
Name: BONIFACIO XAVIER QUIROZ Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4924 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Bonifacio Quiroz, upon being duly notified, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal, before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/15/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Quiroz accepted a fine of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failure to fulfill his riding engagements on "WMA FLORES" in Race 1, "JESS IS ON FIRE" in Race 2 and "MIRACLE TONG" in Race 3 at Sam Houston Race Park on 04/11/2016, necessitating a program rider changes.
  
(First violation in this classification within the past 365 days.)
Name: JORDANO J TUNON-GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 4/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16132PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling ARRIVING LATE TO THE SCALE TO RIDE THE 3RD RACE, APRIL 16, 2016. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 30, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 10, 2016. 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: JORDANO J TUNON-GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 4/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16138PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, RULING #16132PN DATED APRIL 19, 2016 IS HEREBY RESCINDED. HOWEVER, YOU ARE WARNED NEXT TIME IT WILL RESULT IN A FINE.
Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-262 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Sergio Becerra Jr., having been summoned and represented by jockey Larry Gamez before the Board of Stewards on April 16, 2016, for careless riding, while aboard “Scrimshaw Wrangler” in the 8th Race April 15, 2016, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Sergio Becerra Jr, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before May 16, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140pg/ml in urine, or 0 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. ". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Luis R. Hernandez

    1. A fine in the amount of ($1,000) one thousand dollars to paid on or before May 16, 2016 in accordance with in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
    2. Disqualification and loss of purse from the 2nd race JUNE 28, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs 1)Tyme for a Corona 2) Okey Dokey Wrangler 3) Flyin Hi Class 4) Lighting McQueen 5) Mighty Chino 6) Eaglesboro 7) Greyback 8) Shadows of the Night UNPLACED ZOOM ROYALTY
    3. Zoom Royalty shall be placed on the Stewards list and must pass a commission approved exam before being eligible to enter.
    4. 180 day probationary period starting April 15, 2016 and going through October 12, 2016.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, Luis R. Hernandez furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
Name: BONIFACIO XAVIER QUIROZ Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/15/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Bonifacio Xavier Quiroz, upon being duly notified, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/15/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Quiroz is hereby suspended at least 30 days, commencing on 04/15/2016.  Mr. Quiroz admitted to his recent use of a prohibited substance (Marijuana) and waived the opportunity to provide a urine analysis. Reinstatement is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the Texas Racing Commission Medical Review Officer, submission of a negative urine test sample and compliance with any rehabilitation, aftercare or further testing required.  
 
During the term of this suspension, Mr. Quiroz is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.  
 
 (1st violation in this classification.)
Name: DAVID H CARRILLO Ruling Date: 4/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4923 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, David Homero Carrillo Lic# 123315, 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 04/13/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Carrillo is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250.00) dollars for failure to have the horse "BRIMAS JESS" present in the pre-race holding and for arriving late to the Paddock area at the time designated for the 3rd race at Sam Houston Race Park on 04/02/2016.                                                                                   
 
 
(1st violation in this classification within past 365 days.)
Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 4/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-243 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Raul Herrera, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2016, for careless riding, while aboard “Scooters Debutant” in the 2nd Race April 8, 2016, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

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

The fine is to be paid on or before May 13, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-232 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-trainer Alfredo Sanchez ran his horse "Pampered Jess" in the Rainbow Futurity Juvenile on July 19, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs. The Rainbow Futurity Juvenile is the unofficial consolation for the Rainbow Futurity. To qualify for the Rainbow Futurity Juvenile, a horse must have competed in the trials on July 4. "Pampered Jess" ran fast enough in the trials to qualify for the Juvenile. However, "Pampered Jess" was disqualified from the trials on July 4 for a positive test of clenbuterol at a hearing before the Sunland Park Board of Stewards on March 29, 2016 (refer to NM Ruling 2016-SUN-200). Therefore, "Pampered Jess" is also disqualified from the Juvenile.

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

Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-235 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, failed to appear and had hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on April 8, 2016, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagements, which resulted in late rider change for horse IN THE AIR TONIGHT, in the 3rd race March 13, 2016 at Sunland Park; Jesse Lee Levario is found to be in violation of:

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 May 12, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.

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.”

Name: JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBERTS Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-030-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jonathan Roberts is fined $200.00 for kicking in the stretch while driving #5, FIGHTTOTHEFINISH in the 3rd race at Dover Downs on April 11, 2016. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.14. Fines are to be paid within 10 days of written ruling.
Name: Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez Ruling Date: 4/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3172 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/25/2016 Suspension End: 5/1/2016
Ruling Text:
    Upon being duly notified, Jockey Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez waived hearing and was suspended seven calendar days (04/25/16 thru 05/01/16) by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for careless riding during the running of the seventh race at Lone Star Park on 04/07/16.
 
   The terms of this suspension do not prohibit riding in designated stake races providing the jockey is named at time of entry. A day in which a jockey participates in one designated race does not count as a suspension day.
 
   Third Violation in 365 day period.
Name: SARAH NICOLE DAVIDSON Ruling Date: 4/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: HSRP4922 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
   Upon being duly notified, Assistant Trainer Sarah Davidson waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for using obscene language while at the starting gate at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/03/16.
 
   First violation in a 365 day period.
Name: MICHENELLA MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16067PP Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing ON APRIL 1,2016, PARX RACING WAS PLACED UNDER QUARANTINE DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF EQUINE HERPES VIRUS-1(EHV-1). BARN 31 WAS UNDER RESTRICTED ACCESS - THIS EXTENDED TO INCLUDE ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL COULD ENTER AND EXIT AND USE THEIR CORRESPONDING FACILITIES INCLUDING TRASH AND MANURE CONTAINERS. ON APRIL 9,2016 MICHENELLA V. MARTINEZ ENTERED THE RESTRICTED AREA (MANURE CONTAINER) IGNORING THE POSTED SIGN AND THE WARNING FROM THE OUTRIDER, SHERRY HARRINGTON THAT HER ACTIONS COULD CAUSE A HUGE HEALTH HAZARD TO THE HORSES NOT UNDER QUARANTINE. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DEEMS AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HER IGNORING THE POSTED QUARANTINE SIGN AND THE WARNINGS NOT TO ENTER THE QUARANTINE AREA, MICHENELLA V. MARTINEZ HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE STEWARDS, PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 165.201 MICHENELLA V. MARTINEZ IS FINED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS FOR CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO RACING. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND, OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATION...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: SCOTT J LANE Ruling Date: 4/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16141PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/22/2016 Suspension End: 4/28/2016
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility SUBJECT OF RULING #16117PN DATED APRIL 9, 2016 HAVING SETTLED THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING AS OF APRIL 28, 2016.
Name: KAREN J CLEMENS Ruling Date: 4/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16135PN 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 BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS (PAPERWORK FROM DOCTOR), RULING #16118PN DATED APRIL 9, 2016 IS HEREBY RESCINDED.
Name: KIERON BRIAN MAGEE Ruling Date: 4/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16115PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE BLAME ME, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 6TH RACE, APRIL 6, 2016 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 THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE APRIL 22, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 2, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-214 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Frank Reyes, having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the 3rd race on March 29, 2016, at Sunland Park, is found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 7, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

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

Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-219 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga-Leos, having been summoned appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 2, 2016, for careless riding and failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “A Blazin Flash in the 6th race, April 1 2016, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Parga-Leos a fine in the amount of Two hundred dollars ($200.00).

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

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: PHILIP T ARISTONE Ruling Date: 4/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16063PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock OWNER/TRAINER PHILIP T. ARISTONE d.b.a. INDIAN MILLS STOCK FARM IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "TOO MUCH DESERT" IN RACE #9 ON APRIL 5,2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...DELIVER A HORSE LATE TO THE PADDOCK...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR 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: LOUIS C LINDER Ruling Date: 4/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16047PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock OWNER/TRAINER LOUIS C. LINDER,JR. IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "PHILJANGLE" IN RACE #9 ON APRIL 5,2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...DELIVER A HORSE LATE TO THE PADDOCK...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS,WEIGHTS...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: RICARDO AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 4/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4920 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey, Richard Aguirre, Lic#  151850, having been duly notified, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/04/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Aguirre accepted a fine of one-hundred ($100.00) dollars for failure to meet the appropriate riding weight (Seven pounds or more) for his mount in Race 2 on 04/01/2016 and Races 1,12, and 17 on 04/02/2016 at Sam Houston Race Park, necessitating program rider changes.
 
Name: JOEL T GARZA Ruling Date: 4/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4921 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Joel Garza Lic# 155251, 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 04/04/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Garza is hereby fined one-hundred ($100.00) dollars for failure to have the horse "ZEF CORONA SPECIAL"  present in the pre-race holding area at the time designated for the 8th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/28/2016.
 
 
                                                                                          
 
 
(1st violation in this classification within past 365 days.)
Name: ABEL OLACHIA MORIN Ruling Date: 4/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4919 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner-Trainer, Abel Olacha Morin, 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 04/02/2016. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Morin is hereby fined one-hundred ($100.00) dollars. Owner-Trainer, Abel Olacha Morin failed to have the horse "GOD I AM HANDSOME" properly shod with the proper shoes (racing plates) for the 1st Race at Sam Houston Race Park on 04/01/2016, necessitating a late program scratch.
 
(1st violation in this classification within the past 365 days.)
Name: JONDA SUE SMITH Ruling Date: 4/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-3 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ms. Smith is restored to good standing for payment fines.
Name: JOHN C SERVIS Ruling Date: 4/17/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16060PP Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse BASED ON INFORMATION PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, BY THE PENNSYLVANIA HORSE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, ON THE ELIGIBILITY (NOT A REGISTERED PA. BRED) OF THE HORSE "SMARTY MR D" , WHICH FINISHER FIRST (1ST) IN RACE #9 ON APRIL 4,2016. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ORDER THE HORSE "SMARTY MR D" BE DISQUALIFIED FOR ALL PURPOSES EXCEPT WAGERING IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE 163.6(C), 163.108 AND 165.216. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMEN'S BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY FOR RACE #9 ON APRIL 4,2016 TO THE REVISED ORDER OF FINISH, PENDING PERIOD OF APPEAL: 1ST. WATCH MY DUST 2ND. GRIT'N'GRIND 3RD. HARLAN'S BEAR 4TH. THEMALOIKSON BILLY THE PURSE MONEY FOR "SMARTY MR D" IS FORFEITED. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, 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. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.108 ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER. TO COMPETE IN A RACE, A HORSE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE AT THE TIME OF STARTING THAT RACE. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...ENTER AN INELIGIBLE HORSE, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO...
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text:

Owner/ Trainer, Alfredo Sanchez, having been duly notified, failed to appear and had his hearing was held in absencia before the Board of Stewards on this date, 3/29/2016, regarding a lab. report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM13826, after it was collected from the horse "Pampered Jess" which finished third in the 8th race, July 4, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. (The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 422 pg/ml) which exceeds the allowable limit of 140 pc/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Alfredo Sanchez and sent to LGC Science Inc. Results from the spilt sample detected Clenbuterol at an average concentration of 225 picograms per milliliter of urine. Trainer, Alfredo Sanchez is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(D) (1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Sanchez a penalty for a fourth(4th) positive as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of three hundred sixty-five (365) days starting on February 3, 2017 ending on February 3, 2018. (2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00.); (3) Loss of purse and the horse is dis-qualified. The new order of finish is (1)Jm Mr Evan (2) Undaunted (3) Lady Perry On Fire (4) Volcom Bay (5) Khat Daddy (6) Ivory Candy (7) The Cartels Crown (8) A Hot Prospect (9) UNPLACED- Pampered Jess This is a fourth(4th) offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C) (2) (b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.

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

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-200 - Appeal Submitted
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-200 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-200-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-200 - Modified Penalty

Issued in Error.

Name: ERNEST FENNELL Ruling Date: 3/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-201 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/8/2016 Suspension End: 4/22/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Ernest Fennell, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, had a hearing held in absentia, before the Board of Stewards on March 28, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “clenbuterol,” which was found in sample NM14817, after it was collected from the horse “Zoomin Away” which finished first in the eighth race, Friday, July 31, 2015, at SunRay Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol in the urine at 391 pg/ml, which exceeds the authorized limit, as of July 31, 2015, of 140 picograms per milliliter. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC, were afforded to Mr. Fennell and waived.

The recorded owner of the horse “Zoomin Away” is 21 Partnership (Anwar Elias, et al). The horse is subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanctions were made against the Trainer of Record.

Ernest Fennell is found to be in violation of:

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ernest Fennell the following: 1. A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00) to be paid on or before April 27, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in designated time may result in immediate suspension. 2. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 15 calendar days from April 8, 2016, through April 22, 2016, inclusive. 3. Loss of purse of the eighth race, Friday, July 31, at SunRay Park. The new order of finish is as follows: (1) Pretty Woody Jesse, (2) Ramblin Mountain, (3) Dozer, (4) Hardhitting Sawyer, (5) Monkey Lion, (6) Klassic Strawfly, and Unplaced: Zoomin Away. 4. Mitigating circumstances for the penalties assessed include (a) the concentration of the drug detected and (b) trainer’s first medication violation, according to the RCI Database.

Name: Penny G Pearce Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16065PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive OWNER/TRAINER PENNY G. PEARCE, HAVING WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HER RIGHT TO APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #290355-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "CHICHARITO” WHICH FINISHED THIRD (3RD) IN RACE #2 ON MARCH 28,2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR "DEXAMETHASONE". CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #290355-F WAS WAIVED. THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER PENNY G. PEARCE IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER PENNY G. PEARCE IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00). THE HORSE "CHICHARITO” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMEN'S BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY FOR RACE #2 ON MARCH 28,2016 TO THE FOLLOWING ORDER OF FINISH: 1ST. EVERYBODY'S DADDY 2ND. GOLDEN JASON 3RD. HARD TO NAME THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #2 ON MARCH 28,2016. CONTINUED 163.302(A)(1) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE FOREIGN TO THE NATURAL HORSE EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (B) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST THAT A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IS PRESENT IN THE TEST SAMPLE SHALL BE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE FOREIGN SUBSTANCE WAS ADMINISTERED AND CARRIED IN THE BODY OF THE HORSE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE. THIS FINDING SHALL ALSO BE TAKEN AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAINER AND HIS AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF THE HORSE HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT IN THE HANDLING OR CARE OF THE HORSE. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 163.301, 163.302 AND 163.304--163.308 IN A TEST SAMPLE OF A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY RESULT IN THE HORSE BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY OR OTHER AWARDS EXCEPT FOR PURPOSES OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING, WHICH SHALL BE IN NO WAY AFFECTED. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM...
Name: KIMBERLY A GRACI Ruling Date: 4/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16134PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive HORSE ALWAYSACONTEST 1ST RACE, MARCH 25, 2016 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #283414FL taken from the horse ALWAYSACONTEST who finished 1ST in the 1ST race, MARCH 25, 2016 tested positive for DEXAMETHASONE. Trainer KIMBERLY GRACI waived her right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c) and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse ALWAYSACONTEST is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 1ST race, MARCH 25, 2016, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- MADAME WASABI 2nd- CHLOE'S WHITE SOXS 3rd- ATHENA IN FLIGHT 4th- AMINA PERFECT 5th- PRETTYPRECIOUSHEIR This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 1ST race, MARCH 25, 2016. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CARLOS J MILIAN-TRINIDAD Ruling Date: 4/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16064PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS J. MILIAN-TRINIDAD, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT TO APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #290298-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "SAINTS BE PRAISED” WHICH FINISHED FOURTH (4TH) IN RACE #1 ON MARCH 20,2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR "METHOCARBAMOL". CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #290298-F WAS WAIVED. . THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS J. MILIAN-TRINIDAD IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS J. MILIAN-TRINIDAD IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00). THE HORSE "SAINTS BE PRAISED” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMEN'S BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY FOR RACE #1 ON MARCH 20,2016 TO THE FOLLOWING ORDER OF FINISH: 1ST. NO QUID PRO QUO 2ND. WORDPLAY 3RD. DOTTIE'S RAY 4TH. BEST THING THE PURSE MONEY FOR "SAINTS BE PRAISED" IS FORFEITED. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #1 ON MARCH 20,2016. CONTINUED 163.302(A)(1) (1) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE FOREIGN TO THE NATURAL HORSE EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (B) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST THAT A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IS PRESENT IN THE TEST SAMPLE SHALL BE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE FOREIGN SUBSTANCE WAS ADMINISTERED AND CARRIED IN THE BODY OF THE HORSE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE. THIS FINDING SHALL ALSO BE TAKEN AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAINER AND HIS AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF THE HORSE HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT IN THE HANDLING OR CARE OF THE HORSE. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 163.301, 163.302 AND 163.304--163.308 IN A TEST SAMPLE OF A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY RESULT IN THE HORSE BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY OR OTHER AWARDS EXCEPT FOR PURPOSES OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING, WHICH SHALL BE IN NO WAY AFFECTED. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM...
Name: AMY R ALBRIGHT Ruling Date: 4/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16137PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive OWNER/TRAINER AMY ALBRIGHT HAVING WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND HER RIGHT OF APPEAL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #283370F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE BEAR'S COWBOY WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 4TH RACE, MARCH 19, 2016, TESTED POSITIVE FOR CLENBUTEROL. TRAINER AMY ALBRIGHT WAIVED HER RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. THUS, BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER AMY ALBRIGHT IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(B), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER AMY ALBRIGHT IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1500.00). SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him. FINE DUE MAY 3, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 13, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION.
Name: ANTOINETTE MARIE GONZALES Ruling Date: 3/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-149 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/15/2016 Suspension End: 5/19/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer, Antoinette Gonzales, having been duly notified, and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM13881, after it was collected from the horse "Favorite Celebrity" which finished third (3rd) in the first (1st) race, Monday, July 6, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 1,108 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by, Antoinette Gonzalez. )

Antoinette Gonzalez is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Antoinette Gonzales a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (March 15 through May 14, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the first (1st) race, third (3rd) place date, July 6, 2015at Ruidoso Downs. Final order of finish is (1)Her Number (2) Pradict a Storm (3) Diehard Diane (4) Blush Threat (5) JessicaJames Jr. (6) Lion Chick (7) Genuine Princess (8) Swift Little Bree (4) Horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to be entered in a race.

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

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

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

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in number four above.)

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________ steward steward steward

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

Name: ANTOINETTE MARIE GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-149-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/15/2016 Suspension End: 5/19/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-149 - Restored to Good Standing After paying fine and meeting all requirements issued in ruling # 2016-Sun-149.
Name: JOHN C SERVIS Ruling Date: 4/17/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16059PP Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse BASED ON INFORMATION PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, BY THE PENNSYLVANIA HORSE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, ON THE ELIGIBILITY (NOY A REGISTERED PA. BRED) OF THE HORSE "SMARTY MR D" , WHICH FINISHED SECOND(2ND) IN RACE #2 ON MARCH 5,2016. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ORDER THE HORSE "SMARTY MR D BE DISQUALIFIED FOR ALL PURPOSES EXCEPT WAGERING IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, SECTIONS 163.6(C), 163.108 AND 165.216. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMEN'S BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY FOR RACE #5 ON MARCH 5,2016 TO THE REVISED ORDER OF FINISH, PENDING PERIOD OF APPEAL; 1ST. POISED FOR ACTION 2ND. PROUD FLYER 3RD. LAY DOWN THE LAW 4TH. CANT STOP THE RAIN 5TH. BACK TO FORWARD THE PURSE MONEY FOR "SMARTY MR D" IS FORFEITED PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, 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, CESTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.108 ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER. TO COMPETE IN A RACE, A HORSE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE AT THE TIME OF STARTING THAT RACE. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...ENTER AN INELIGIBLE HORSE, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO...
Name: ERIC RAY REED Ruling Date: 3/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP4915 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Eric Reed was duly noticed and failed to appear for a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 2/26/16.
 
Mr. Reed is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he entered the horse, "Grantson," to race in the first race at Sam Houston Race Park on 2/6/16, but failed to obtain an official workout within 60 days of the race.
Name: RICARDO VEGA Ruling Date: 4/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16133PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive OWNER/TRAINER RICARDO VEGA HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #283041F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE BLUE HEN MADNESS WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 4TH RACE, FEBRUARY 4, 2016, TESTED POSITIVE FOR FIROCOXIB. TRAINER RICARDO VEGA AVAILED HIMSELF TO THE RIGHT OF THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. On MARCH 17, 2016, the TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY in COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS confirmed that split sample #283041F was positive for FIROCOXIB. THUS, BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER, RICARDO VEGA,IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(B), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER, RICARDO VEGA, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00). SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him. FINE DUE MAY 1, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 11, 2016. 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: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-86 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/2/2016 Suspension End: 2/2/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner, Alfredo O. Sanchez, having been duly notified, and having appeared with counsel by telephone, (Brian Hess) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM14780, after it was collected from the horse "I’ll Stop the World " which participated in the 8th race, in the La Plata Stakes race on July 26,2016 at Sunray Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 8,185 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Alfredo Sanchez. The split was confirmed positive by LGC Science, Inc. Laboratory with a finding of 5372 pg/ml in urine).

Trainer/Owner Alfredo Sanchez is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. NMAC 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which l1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trainer/Owner, Alfredo O. Sanchez, having been duly notified, and having appeared with counsel by telephone, (Brian Hess) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM14780, after it was collected from the horse "I’ll Stop the World " which participated in the 8th race, in the La Plata Stakes race on July 26,2015 at Sunray Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at a level of 8,185 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Alfredo Sanchez. The split was confirmed positive by LGC Science, Inc. Laboratory with a finding of 5372 pg/ml in urine).

Trainer/Owner Alfredo Sanchez is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. NMAC 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which l1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

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

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

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

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

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

Name: DANIEL NORMAN NOBLE Ruling Date: 1/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-2 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Noble is restored to good standing for payment of fines.
Name: PEDRO R. GARCIA Ruling Date: 1/8/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-009 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/8/2016 Suspension End: 5/5/2016
Ruling Text:
OWNER PEDRO GARCIA, HAVING FAILED TO REIMBURSE EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE IS SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (A) (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)
DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF PEDRO GARCIA ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) SUBJECT IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: PEDRO R. GARCIA Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2016-LA-009-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/8/2016 Suspension End: 5/5/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-LA-009 - Restored to Good Standing HAVING NOW SATISFIED THE OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL OBLIGATION TO EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE, THE LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF OWNER PEDRO GARCIA ARE RESTORED AND LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE RULING #9, DATED JANUARY 8, 2016, SUSPENDING PEDRO GARCIA FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) IS HEREBY SET ASIDE AND PEDRO GARCIA IS RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: ART E GREGORY Ruling Date: 1/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-TR-1a Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Gregory is restored to good standing.
Name: HOMAR GARZA Ruling Date: 12/30/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21433 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Triamcinolone Acetonide reported, in post race plasma (.141ng/ml) and urine (.343ng/ml) samples taken from "So Smart", second finisher of race 4, November 27, 2015 at Evangeine Downs. Trainer declined his right to testing of split and waived his right to a stewards hearing. First violation of a category IV or V drug within a twelve month period.
Name: MARIO SEREY Ruling Date: 2/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16015PP Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds OWNER/TRAINER MARIO SEREY,JR. IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECK #0099 DATED DECEMBER 19,2015 TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN VOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. 163.12 ISSUANCE OR PASSING OF BAD CHECKS. A PERSON MAY NOT ISSUE A CHECK IN PAYMENT FOR A LICENSE FEE, FINE, NOMINATION OR ENTRY FEE, OR OTHER FEES, OR FOR SERVICES OR SUPPLIES WHEN THE PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD REASONABLY KNOW THAT THE CHECK WILL BE REFUSED FOR PAYMENT BY THE BANK UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN, OR THAT THE ACCOUNT UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN DOES NOT CONTAIN SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF THE CHECK, OR THAT THE CHECK IS WRITTEN ON A CLOSED ACCOUNT OR A NONEXISTENT ACCOUNT.
Name: MARIO GRINALDO MUJICO Ruling Date: 11/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-236 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 Mario Mujica having been duly notified, and represented telephonically by trainer Concepcion Balderrama, before the Board of Stewards, October 27, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 13894 after it was collected from the horse “Latest Delight” which finished first in the 6th race on July 6, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs.
Mario Mujica is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "Latest Delight” which was the subject of related ruling 2015-ZIA-235, issued this date at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
As such, the following applies:
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: First offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mario Mujica a penalty of:
The horse “Latest Delight” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and is required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, as specified in section 2, the Owner knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related ruling 2015-ZIA-237, issued this date at Zia Park).

Name: JULIO ANGEL HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA Ruling Date: 4/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16061PP Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/28/2016 Suspension End: 5/27/2016
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing JOCKEY JULIO A. HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA, REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL, APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON APRIL 1,2016 AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL EVIDENCE AND THE TESTIMONY PRESENTED AT THE HEARING, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DEEMS AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS FAILURE TO COOPERATE AND BY RUNNING FROM THE SCENE OF AN INVESTIGATION, JOCKEY JULIO A. HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE STEWARDS, PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 163.6(C) AND 165.201. JOCKEY JULIO A. HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS COMMENCING APRIL 28,2016 THROUGH AND INCLUDING MAY 27,2016 FOR CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO RACING. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND, OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION,STEWARDS, STARTER OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE TO HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR AN ACT OR OMISSION NOT COVERED SPECIFICALLY BY THIS CHAPTER BUT DEEMED TO REQUIRE DISCIPLINARY ACTION... 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, 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: JULIO ANGEL HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA Ruling Date: 4/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16015C Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/28/2016 Suspension End: 5/27/2016
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing The request by Julio Hernandez-Ortega for an APPEAL of Parx stewards ruling No. 16061PP, is hereby GRANTED the supercedes is also GRNATED.
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 10/5/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-110 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer CODY REYNOLDS, having been duly notified, and having waived a ten day noticing period for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM16896, after it was collected from the horse, "Master Time" which finished first in the 8th race, Friday, September 4, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.45 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were availed but waived by Mr. Reynolds).

CODY REYNOLDS is found to be in violation of:

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

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

15.2.6.11(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 CODY REYNOLDS a penalty as follows;
(1) A fine in the amount of Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ( $ 750.00);

This is a second positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before November 5, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in related ruling 2015-ZIA-111 issued this date, at Zia Park).

BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

________________ _____________________ ___________________
DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER JILL CATHEY

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-219 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the second race, Monday, August 10, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

NOE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.9 (B)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NOE GARCIA a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 14, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-220 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA, having been duly summoned and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on this date, a hearing was held in absentia for careless riding /failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Kendraisstreaking” in the 2nd race, Monday, August 10, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

NOE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “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: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.

15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NOE GARCIA a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 14, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

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

An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-188 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End: 8/2/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA, having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling 2015-RUI-109, issued on June 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that any/all NMSRC issued licenses to NOE GARCIA are hereby suspended until such time that the fine assessed in the above ruling has been paid.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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


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




Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-188-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/31/2015 Suspension End: 8/2/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-RUI-188 - On August 2, 2015, Mr Garcia appeared before the Board of Stewards. He paid and overdue fine (2015-RUI-109), and was restored to good standing.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-181 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement, which resulted in a late rider change in the third race, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs:

NOE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:

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

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.”

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NOE GARCIA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 26, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

Alfredo O Sanchez is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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


For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo O Sanchez a penalty as follows:

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

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

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

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

By order of the Ruidoso Downs Stewards




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

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

ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

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

This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9(C)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC;
During the time of applicable suspension, Trainer ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the provisions of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b), and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

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

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

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) Which says in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed with the main Commission Office or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-173 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-173 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: LUIS DOMINGUEZ LOSOYA Ruling Date: 7/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-136 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2015 Suspension End: 9/15/2015
Ruling Text:
Licensee, LUIS DOMINGUEZ LOZOYA, having been duly notified to his/her last known address, VIA CERTIFIED MAIL and having failed to provide a valid set of fingerprints to the Commission as of this date for background check purposes:

LUIS DOMINGUEZ LOZOYA is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.8 (A)(3) NMAC: Which states: “License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set(s) of fingerprints and a recent photograph.”


For this violation, the Commission issue LUIS DOMINGUEZ LOZOYA a penalty of the following:
        1. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective this date, and that he/she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that a valid set of fingerprints have been submitted and confirmed by this Commission.


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

BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
__________________________________________________________
Vince Mares


An appeal under this section must be filed not later than ten days after the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission office, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: LUIS DOMINGUEZ LOSOYA Ruling Date: 9/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-136-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2015 Suspension End: 9/15/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-Comm-136 - Restored to Good Standing, fingerprint status clarified.
Name: JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 7/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-136 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH , having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this July 6, 2015, regarding a Security Citation issued July 5, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Mr. Stinebaugh was issued a citation after his licensed Groom (Alan Gonzalez-Luna) was attempting to enter the Test Barn following the sixth race with a horse trained by Mr.
Stinebaugh. It would soon be discovered that Groom Gonzalez-Luna was underage (16) and another licensed eligible groom was summoned to attend the horse and subsequent sample collection. Signage entering the Test Barn clearly indicates all persons must be at least 18 years of age or older. Mr. Stinebaugh waived appearance, and accepted responsibility for the matter).

JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.11(E)(14) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for attending the collection of a urine or blood sample, or delegating a licensed employee, or the Owner, to do so”.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.6.10 (A)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “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”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 7, 2015, 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.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-109 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey NOE GARCIA, failed to be excused from, or to honor his riding engagement which necessitated a late rider change in the fifth race, Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NOE GARCIA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 22, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

NOE GARCIA is found to be in violation of:



Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-109-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-109 - Restored to Good Standing fine paid
Name: JOSE ALVAREZ-AMADOR Ruling Date: 5/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-26 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JOSE AMADOR ALVAREZ having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Pasemupjesse” in the ninth race, Friday, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

JOSE AMADOR ALVAREZ is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “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: Which states in pertinent part “In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts, or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes, or intimidates another horse, it is a foul, and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse”.

15.2.5.13 (E)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine, or suspend, the guilty Jockey”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE AMADOR ALVAREZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 30, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

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

An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling
Name: HOMAR GARZA Ruling Date: 5/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4867-1 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner - Trainer Homar Garza was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 4/23/15.

Mr. Garza is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he entered his horse, "Rush," to run in the fifth race at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/11/15, without having a required 60 day official work, necessitating a scratch.
Name: ANTHONY A CIUFFETELLI Ruling Date: 4/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH37 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/14/2015 Suspension End: 4/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Mr. Ciuffetelli is hereby suspended from driving for a period of five (5) days, 4/14/2015 through 4/18/2015 inclusive.

While driving #5 "WINDSUN GALLIANO" in the 5th race on Friday, April 3, 2015,
Mr. Ciuffetelli did drive in a careless manner by failing to maintain adequate control over
his horse which resulted in interference to #10 "FLIRTING DUEZY" prior to the 1/4 mile pole.

Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 , 10
Name: JEFFERY WILLIAM COLOMBIN Ruling Date: 3/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-378 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/22/2015 Suspension End: 7/17/2015
Ruling Text:
Groom JEFFERY W COLOMBIN having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards in the matter of a summary suspension issued on March 22, 2015 at Sunland Park (refer to ruling 2015-SUN-344);

It is hereby ordered that any/all licenses issued to JEFFERY W COLOMBIN by the New Mexico Racing Commission remain suspended until such time that Mr. Colombin appears to address charges of a refusal to testing when requested on March 21, 2015, at Sunland Park;

This ruling is in accordance with:
15.2.19 (B)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the third day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive his/her right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the three day limit".

15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Stewards shall conduct a hearing on the summary suspension in the same manner as other disciplinary hearings. At a hearing on a summary suspension, the sole issue is whether the licensee’s license should remain suspended, pending a final disciplinary hearing and ruling”.

16.47.1.16 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license of this Commission if the licensee is intoxicated, or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance”.

16.47.1.16 (C)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee refuses to submit to urine or drug testing, when notified that such testing is based on a random drug testing procedure, is based on reasonable suspicion that the person is using drugs or alcohol or is based on the licensee's acting as if in an impaired condition; or

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

During said time of suspension, licensee is excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission per 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(f) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may exclude a licensee from the grounds under the jurisdiction of the Commission.”

(This ruling to supersede ruling 2015-SUN-344, issued March 22, 2015, at Sunland Park)
Name: JEFFERY WILLIAM COLOMBIN Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-378-MODPEN Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/22/2015 Suspension End: 7/17/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-378 - Modified Penalty on 7 17 2015, a hearing was held to addressed the summary suspensions (2015-SUN-378, issued 3/30/2015, and prior ruling 2015-SUN-344);

Mr. Colombin appeared for the hearing, and it was determined he be deemed eligile to apply for licensing, pending a negative pre-license test result, and agrees to random testing at his expense while under a probation period of six months July 17, 2015, through January 17, 2015, inclusive).

Any refusal or non negative result, or if Colombin is involved in any future related incident during the time of probation will be addressed as a second incident within the initial time of suspension.
Name: JEFFERY WILLIAM COLOMBIN Ruling Date: 3/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-344 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/21/2015 Suspension End: 7/17/2015
Ruling Text:
Groom Jeffery Colombin, having been notified to appear before the Board of Steward failed to appear on March 22, 2015 a hearing was held in absentia. On March 21, 2015, Mr. Colombin refused to provide a specimen for testing when ordered to by NMAC Investigator, is hereby summarily suspensioned pending a hearing before the Sunland Park Board of Stewards. (Failure to provide a specimen when one is ordered is considered a positive test.)

During the term of this suspension Mr. Colombin is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission.

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 actions constitute and immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend a licensee pending a hearing”.
15.2.19 (B)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the third day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive his/her right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the three day limit".
15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Stewards shall conduct a hearing on the summary suspension in the same manner as other disciplinary hearings. At a hearing on a summary suspension, the sole issue is whether the licensee’s license should remain suspended, pending a final disciplinary hearing and ruling”.
16.47.1.16 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license of this Commission if the licensee is intoxicated, or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance”.
16.47.1.18 (B) NMAC:(1) The board of stewards or the commission may, at its discretion, order the licensee to obtain a professional assessment to determine whether there is a substantial probability that the licensee is dependent on, or abuses, alcohol or other drugs or the board of stewards or the commission may act on the information at hand.
(2) Actions in the case of first offenders may include revocation of the license, suspension of the license for up to six (6) months, placing the offender on probation for up to ninety (90) days or ordering formal assessment and treatment.
(3) Treatment or assessment, if ordered, must meet the conditions given in 16.47.1.18.C NMAC.
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC:Which states 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 or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds. The fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule.”
16.47.1.16 NMAC:
C. RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee: (6) refuses to submit to urine or drug testing, when notified that such testing is based on a random drug testing procedure, is based on reasonable suspicion that the person is using drugs or alcohol or is based on the licensee's acting as if in an impaired condition; or

Name: Hector Garcia Ruling Date: 2/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-048 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/5/2015 Suspension End: 9/2/2015
Ruling Text:
DATE: January 31, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove
John J. Burke III
Adam Campola

RULINGS:

#15-048 On January 29, 2015, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc., that blood sample #11761, dated January 17, 2015, contained the drug stanozolol. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #11761 was taken from the horse “Conflicting Report”, owned by the Goodeal Stables & John Fanelli and trained by Hector Garcia, following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on January 17, 2015. The Stewards notified Mr. Garcia that: (1) the presence of stanozolol in the system of “Conflicting Report” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
Mr. Garcia did not exercise his right to split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)

A Stewards held a hearing regarding this test on January 31, 2015. Mr. Garcia appeared without legal counsel and waived his right here to.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
      1. “Conflicting Report”, did carry stanozolol in its system when it finished second in the fifth race
at Laurel Park on January 17, 2015, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Hector Garcia, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Conflicting Report” at the time the horses ran (Sections D & F ); and
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G).

The Stewards during their deliberations regarding this matter took into account aggravating
circumstances surrounding this case.

Based upon the foregoing, and in accordance with COMAR 09.10.04.03 D (3) A, B, C, & D, the Stewards hereby order that:

      1. The MRC trainer’s license of Hector Garcia 624 7th Avenue, Wilmington, DE. 19808, be
suspended sixty (60) days, commencing on July 5, 2015 ending on September 2, 2015.
(2) Trainer Hector Garcia be fined one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).


(3) The horse, “Conflicting Report”, be disqualified from the running of the fifth race on January 17, 2015, at Laurel Park.
(4) The Horsemen's Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for these races in accordance with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH….for the fifth race on January17, 2015.

1st Reason to Drink 7th Halo Doctor Joe
2nd Silver Endurance 8th B E Boston Strong
3rd Photogenic 9th Valter
4th Channel Changer 10th Northern Champ
5th Torchrunner 11th Sing the Dream
6th Coco Knows

(5) Trainer Hector Garcia will be assigned four (4) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]

Name: Hector Garcia Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-042 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     March 17, 2016                TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
 
 
RULINGS:
#16-042 In the matter of Trainer Hector Garcia, 624 7th Ave., Wilmington, DE 19808; Mr. Garcia, having served his suspension and paid his fines from ruling #15-045 & #15-048 is hereby restored to good standing.
 
                                                        COMAR 09.10.03.02 C
 
 
 
   BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: Hector Garcia Ruling Date: 2/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-047 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2015 Suspension End: 7/4/2015
Ruling Text:
DATE: January 29, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove
John J. Burke III
Adam Campola

RULINGS:

#15-047 In the matter of trainer Hector Garcia 624 7th Avenue, Wilmington, DE. 19808, having been
assessed four (4) points by the Maryland Racing Commission Stewards Ruling # 15-045 for a
positive post race test in December 2014, and now having been assessed an addition two (2) points for a positive post race test by the Maryland Racing Commission Stewards Ruling #15-046, is hereby assessed an additional sixth (60) days suspension under The Multiple Medication Violation Regulation under COMAR 09.10.03.02 C (6).

This additional suspension will run consecutively with the previous suspension issued by the MRC Stewards Ruling #15-045 beginning May 6, 2015 through July 4, 2015.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: Hector Garcia Ruling Date: 1/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-045 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/5/2015 Suspension End: 4/5/2015
Ruling Text: DATE: January 29, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove John J. Burke III Adam Campola

RULINGS:

#15-045 On December 19, 2014, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc., that blood sample #11368, dated December 6, 2014, contained the drug stanozolol. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #11368 was taken from the horse “Today’s Man”, owned by the Goodeal Stables and trained by Hector Garcia, following the running of the first race at Laurel Park on December 6, 2014. The Stewards notified Mr. Garcia that: (1) the presence of stanozolol in the system of “Today’s Man” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing. Mr. Garcia did exercise his right to split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)

On January 6, 2015 the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc., that blood sample #11525, dated December 19, 2014, contained the drug stanozolol. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #11525 was taken from the horse “Winning Player”, owned by Haras Los Samanos Polo Racing and trained by Hector Garcia, following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on December 19, 2014. The Stewards notified Mr. Garcia that: (1) the presence of stanozolol in the system of “Winning Player” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing. Mr. Garcia did not exercise his right to split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)

Upon receiving conformation from “University of California, Davis Laboratory” that stanozolol was present in sample #11525 dated December 19, 2014, the Stewards held a hearing regarding this result on January 28, 2015. Mr. Garcia appeared without legal counsel and waived his right here to.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:

      1. “Today’s Man”, did carry stanozolol in its system when it finished first in the first race on
December 6, 2014, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C; (2) “Winning Player”, did carry stanozolol in its system when it finished first in the first race on December 19, 2014, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C; (3) Hector Garcia, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Today’s Man” and “Winning Player” at the time the horses ran (Sections D & F ); and (4) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G).

The second positive occurred prior to the delivery of the official notice by the laboratory of its finding for the first test, therefore 09.10.03 C (4) allows for the two to be treated as one in the penalty phase regarding the trainer’s responsibility.

The Stewards during their deliberations regarding this matter took into account aggravating circumstances surrounding this case.

Based upon the foregoing, and in accordance with COMAR 09.10.04.03 D (3) A, B, C, & D, the Stewards hereby order that:

      1. The MRC trainer’s license of Hector Garcia 624 7th Avenue, Wilmington, DE. 19808, be suspended sixty (60) days, commencing on February 5, 2015 and concluding on April 5, 2015.
(2) Trainer Hector Garcia be fined one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). (3) The horse, “Today’s Man”, be disqualified from the running of the first race on December 6, 2014, at Laurel Park and likewise the horse “Winning Player” be disqualified from the first race at Laurel Park on December 19, 2014; and: (4) The Horsemen's Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for these races in accordance with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH….for the first race on December 6, 2014

1st Mr. Roessink 2nd Dance With Monarch 3rd Singing My Way 4th Silent Appeal

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH….for the fifth race on December 19, 2014 1st First Betrayal 8th Fibber and Molly 2nd Stardust Lil 9th Soft Ball 3rd Thrill Show 10th Goodnight Angel 4th Baby Butterscotch 11th Quixote’s Lady 5th Cactus Cowgirl 12th Melody Pomeroy 6th Clapping 7th Maggiesfreuddnslip

(5) Trainer Hector Garcia will be assigned four (4) Multiple Medication Violation Points. [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]

Name: Hector Garcia Ruling Date: 2/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-046 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/6/2015 Suspension End: 5/5/2015
Ruling Text:
DATE: January 28, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove
John J. Burke III
Adam Campola

RULINGS:


#15-046 On January 12, 2015, the Stewards received notice from the State Chemist that urine sample #11557, dated December 26, 2014, contained the drug xylazine in excess above the accepted threshold level of 0.01 ng/ml plasma or serum established by the MRC. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #11557 was taken from the horse “Sherriff’s Moon”, owned by Los Samanes, LLC. and trained by Hector Garcia, following the running of the third race at Laurel Park on December 26, 2014.The Stewards notified Mr. Garcia that: (1) the presence of xylazine in “Sherriff’s Moon” system at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
Mr. Garcia did not exercise his right to split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)


Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Sherriff’s Moon” did carry xylazine, a tranqualizer drug, in its system when it finished first in the third race at Laurel Park on December 26,2014, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Hector Garcia, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Sherriff’s Moon” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F ); and
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G).
Based upon the foregoing, and in accordance with the penalties they have imposed for this drug
violation in the past, the Stewards hereby order that:

(1) Hector Garcia 624 7th Avenue, Wilmington, DE. 19808, be suspended thirty (30) days, from April 6, 2015 through and including May 5, 2015
(2) The horse “Sherriff’s Moon” be disqualified from the running of the tird race on December 26, 2014 at Laurel Park; and:












(3) The Horsemen's Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH

1st Ursula’smartypants
2nd Not for Fun
3rd Table
4th Z Z Thunder
5th Ally Who
6th Pitch’n Putt

(4) Trainer Hector Garcia will be assigned two (2) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
Name: JOSEPH BERRIOS Ruling Date: 12/27/2014
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #14-0094 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:
Jockey Joseph Berrios is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS for failure to be present for the viewing of the films on December 13, 2014 after being duly notified to appear.


810 KAR 1:009 Section 16
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 11/30/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-340 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/11/2014 Suspension End: 6/8/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfredo Gomez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 30, 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 (NM09624) after it was collected from the horse "Marcar" which finished first in the seventh race, September 1, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 438 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, were afforded, as requested the sample was sent to LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for testing that confirmed this sample (NM09624) tested positive for clenbuterol.)

Trainer Alfredo Gomez 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 Alfredo Gomez a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 11, 2014, through June 8, 2015,
inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Monday, September 1, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(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 Alfredo Gomez, 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 Alfredo Gomez 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: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-340-ASH Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/11/2014 Suspension End: 6/8/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-ZIA-340 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-340-AWD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/11/2014 Suspension End: 6/8/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-ZIA-340 - Appeal Withdrawn - See Attached Withdrawal of Appeal Request
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 6/8/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-340-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/11/2014 Suspension End: 6/8/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-ZIA-340 Trainer ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ, having paid the fine and met the terms of 2014-ZIA-340 on this date (June 8, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs);

This matter having come before the Board of Stewards, it is determined that ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ is deemed eligible for reinstatement, pending the status of his standing with the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, as outlined in ruling 15-RP-002, issued on 1-28-2015.
Name: SALVADOR L MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 10/21/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-192 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Issued in error.



Name: ALVARO BORJAS Ruling Date: 10/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-155 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 Alvaro Borjas, having been duly notified, and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2014, the hearing was held in absentia, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM07934, after it was collected from the horse “Icebluewave” which finished first in the 1st race, Monday, July 28, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs;

Alvaro Borjas is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Icebluewave”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 C.(NMAC) 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. First offense shall be disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alvaro Borjas a penalty of loss of purse of the first race, Monday, July 28, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.

(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: JESUS MANUEL ARROYO Ruling Date: 9/30/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-109 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee Jesus M. Arroyo, having failed his required pre-licensing exam on 09/29/2014, is ineligible to reapply for licensing until 10/29/2014 (30 days).

16.47.1.8 (A.4): NMAC License applicants for groom, watchman, exercise and pony person must submit to a drug (controlled substances) and alcohol-screening test when making application for license.

16.47.1.17 (A.5) NMAC: An association will provide a drug (controlled substances) and alcohol-screening test for all applicants for groom, exercise and pony person when making application for license. The cost for the drug-screening test will be borne by the applicant payable to the association at a reasonable cost approved by the commission.
Name: SALVADOR L MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 9/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-33 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey L Salvador Martinez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 9, 2014, for careless riding, while aboard “Perrys Beach Babe"” in the fifth race, Monday, Septemer 8, 2014, at Zia Park;

L Salvador Martinez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed L Salvador Martinez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 13, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

Name: BRADLEY C BOLEN Ruling Date: 7/5/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0436414 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: *****see ruling # 0522414***** RULING#: 0436414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 05, 2014 With regard to Trainer BRADLEY CARROL BOLEN, (DOB: 11/15/1963 LICENSE # 46064161) and in reference to ruling 0420414, issued June 29, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; This ruling is hereby abated, until a scheduled hearing is held on July 28, 2014, at which time the merits of this matter will be determined. (Mr. Bolan received on July 3, 2014, a hand delivered written notice of the June 22, 2014, hearing to indicate he was properly noticed for said hearing). 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "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 mission in violation of these regulations or any violations 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." BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: BRADLEY C BOLEN Ruling Date: 6/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0420414 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0420414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: June 29, 2014 Trainer BRADLEY CARROL BOLEN (DOB: 11/15/1963 NMSRC LICENSE # 46079021) having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to enter the horse "Texas Payday" to correct Salix/Lasix status in the fourth race, Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; (Entries for this race were taken on June 22, 2014. The horse was entered without disclosing intent to run with Salix/Lasix, resulting in a program correction). BRADLEY CARROL BOLEN is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Any permitted medication must be declared on the original entry at each race meet." 16.47.1.10(C)(15) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is responsible for maintaining knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in his/her care." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed BRADLEY CARROL BOLEN a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 29, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/23/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0393414 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0393414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: June 23, 2014 Jockey NOE GARCIA (DOB: 01/21/1975 NMSRC LICENSE #52463847) having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding failure to honor his riding engagement in the sixth race, Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; (Entries were taken on June 14, 2014, for races held on June 21, 2014. Mr. Garcia was named to ride the horse "Sizzling Dot", and failed to notify the Stewards of his absence or to be excused from his mount). NOE GARCIA is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(C)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Jockeys shall report to the Jockey's quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the Clerk of Scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys' quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards." 15.2.5.13(C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NOE GARCIA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 23, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER 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: LEE M THOMAS Ruling Date: 1/22/2014
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 20451 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have foal certificate on file resulting in the late scratch of Folsom Fire from race 7, January 18, 2014.
Name: LEE M THOMAS Ruling Date: 6/7/2012
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 19441 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late to paddock for race 1, June 06, 2012.
Name: ANDREW L DRAPKIN Ruling Date: 12/7/2003
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 13107 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Unknown
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/7/2003 Suspension End: 5/20/2016
Ruling Text: UNLICENSED OWNER ANDREW DRAPKIN, IS HEREBY DECLARED INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING IN LOUISIANA PENDING APPEARANCE BEFORE THE STEWARDS REGARDING A DEBT CLAIM SUBMITTED BY AVANT TACK IN THE AMOUNT OF $503.00. DURING THIS TERM ANDREW
Name: ANDREW L DRAPKIN Ruling Date: 5/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 13107-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Unknown
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/7/2003 Suspension End: 5/20/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 13107 - Restored to Good Standing on May 20, 2016: Settled debt to Avant Tack.
Name: CHARLES HOVITZ Ruling Date: 5/23/2002
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP1346 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/23/2002 Suspension End: 4/29/2016
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE CHARLES P. HOVITZ AFTER BEING DULY NOTIFIED, FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE LONE STAR PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON 5/22/02 @ 9:30 A.M.  A HEARING WAS HELD "IN-ABSENTIA" AND CHARLES P. HOVITZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR WRITING AN NSF CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $300.00 TO THE TEXAS RACING COMMISSION FOR LICENSES.  DURING THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION MR. HOVITZ IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL RESTRICTED AREAS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE TEXAS RACING COMMISSION.



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