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. >9/19/2018<

274 Total Rulings compiled at: 9/24/2018 5:28:25 AM G.M.T.

Name: MARIA KATHLEEN STANFORD Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-78 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule - Not present with horse when Lasix is given - causing scratch
Name: MARIA KATHLEEN STANFORD Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-78-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-78 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Jennifer Nicole Hunt Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-77 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule entering a ineligible horse causing scratch
Name: Jennifer Nicole Hunt Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-77-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-77 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: ANDREW RAMGEET Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-40 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Andrew R. Ramgeet having been duly notified and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2018, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence before the horses were saddled and in the paddock, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement in the fifth race on September 22, 2018, at The New Mexico State Fair Racetrack.

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

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Andrew R. Ramgeet a penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (c) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES

Name: KENNETH MIKEY LARUE Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-39 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/24/2018 Suspension End: 9/30/2018
Ruling Text: Paddock Judge Kenneth Larue having been duly notified appeared, and had his hearing held before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2018, for working unprofessionally for his position in the paddock.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Kenneth Larue a penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) and a 7 day suspension beginning September 24, 2018 through September 30. The fine is to be paid on or before October 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JANSEN GERARD MELANCON Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-38 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jansen Melancon having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the fifth race on September 22, 2018, at The New Mexico State Fair, while aboard “Bellamy Bling” which resulted in his mount being DQ for interference in the stretch.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jansen Melancon a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before October 23, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: Neville Fitzroy Stephenson Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-76 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule misuse of whip
Name: Neville Fitzroy Stephenson Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-76-FO Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-76 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: DANNY EDWARD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-36 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Danny E. Martinez; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on September 22, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E277114 taken from the 1st place finisherMercedes Starlett” following the 2nd race, on September 1, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 26 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Danny E. Martinez.

Frank Alderete is the owner of record for horse “Mercedes Starlett

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Danny E. Martinez FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation. For Danny E. Martinez’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 22, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: Jennifer Nicole Hunt Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-75 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule change equip without permission from Stewards
Name: Jennifer Nicole Hunt Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-75-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-75 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NP-H#82 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100.00 H.R.A. Directive No. 085 - 2016; Rule 458(1)C; driver allows another horse to pass needlessly on the inside, or commits any other act that helps another horse to improve its position.
Name: JULIO CORRAL Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-83 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A report from Industrial Laboratories states “Too Long Kissin” who finished second in the eighth race on September 9, 2018 tested positive for Dexamethasone in blood sampleE270009.     
 
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, and declining to send his split sample, Owner/Trainer Julio Corral is hereby fined one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  The Board hereby disqualifies “Too Long Kissin” from her second place finish in the eighth
 race on September 9, 2018, and orders all monies earned by “Too Long Kissin” in said race redistributed accordingly.  Further, “Too Long Kissin” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian’s List and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.    
Name: FRANK ALDERETE Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-37 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Frank Alderete; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on September 22, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E277114 taken from the 1st place finisher “Mercedes Starlett” following the 2nd race, on September 1, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 26 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

Danny Martinez is the trainer of record for horse “Mercedes Starlett”

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Frank Alderete’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation. For Frank Alderete’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

                1. The horse “Mercedes Starlett” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 2nd race on September 1st, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                    1. Luna’s Empire
                                    2. Just Keep Movin
                                    3. Liza G.
                                    4. Flatout Happy
                                    5. Madra Coquette
                                    6. Attila’s Apollo
                                    7. Kitty Kan Go
                                    8. Secretsdoublestar
                                    9. My Last Penny
Unplaced “Mercedes Starlett”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

Name: BONIFACIO XAVIER QUIROZ Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-84 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Jockey Bonifacio Quiroz is hereby fined three hundred dollars ($300.00) ($100.00 per horse) for failing to honor his riding engagements in the fourth, fifth and seventh races on September 21, 2018.  
Name: JAMES GEORGE TSIRIGOTIS Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 84-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: September 21, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(84-2018)

Trainer James Tsirigotis, DOB: 04/18/1968, RCI ID: 2125706, having waived his right to a hearing, is hereby fined the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) for entering “She’smineiloveher” on September 12, 2018, when the horse was not under his care and supervision. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1, 3.4.1.1, 3.4.1.15, 7.3.1, and 7.3.4. Fine due within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: LUIS APODACA DIAZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-35 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis A. Apodaca, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 21, 2018, regarding his excessive use of the whip after the finish of the 4th race on September 20, 2018 at The New Mexico State Fair Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(A) Use of riding crops. Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting his or her best efforts to win. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Luis Apodaca a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: LORI DAVINA KEITH Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-077 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE ISSUED TO LORI DAVINA KEITH, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE EFFECTIVE 9/19/2018, BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN ISSUED A JOCKEY LICENSE.
Name: JULIAN ORDAZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-33 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/19/2018 Suspension End: 11/17/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Julian Ordaz was duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 19, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” and the (Class 4 penalty C) drug Dexamethasone in the horse “Blazin Jr” (Test Sample #: E276883) who finished SECOND place in the 10th race on August 11, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 86 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2), and Dexamethasone at 38.9 pg/ml in blood which exceeds the limit of 5 pg/ml. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Julian Ordaz.

Rodolfo Chavez, is the owner of record for horse “Blazin Jr.”, was duly notified . In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This is Julian Ordaz’s FIRST Class 3B and 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Julian Ordaz’s FIRST Class 3B and 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) and (C)(4) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

        1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 19, 2018, through November 16, 2018, inclusive.
        2. A ($2000.00) Two Thousand Dollar fine to paid on or before October 19, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):

Name: RODOLFO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-34 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Rodolfo Chavez was duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 19, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” and the (Class 4 penalty C) drug Dexamethasone in the horse “Blazin Jr” (Test Sample #: E276883) who finished SECOND place in the 10th race on August 11, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 86 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2), and Dexamethasone at 38.9 pg/ml in blood which exceeds the limit of 5 pg/ml. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Julian Ordaz.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This is Rodolfo Chavez’s FIRST Class 3B and 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Rodolfo Chavez’s FIRST Class 3B and 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) and (C)(4) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

        1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Blazin Jr” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning August 30, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        2. The horse “Blazin Jr” is hereby disqualified from 2nd place and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on August 11, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Big Daddys Valentine 7. Cash Stick
                  2. Dash to Wisdom 8. Magnificent Chick
                  3. My Mister Pt 9. Sweet Streakin Jesse
                  4. Kg Royal Sixes
                  5. Jesses Got It Going
                  6. I Know How to Fly
Unplaced “Blazin Jr”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

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

Name: JIM P CORRIGAN Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-52 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: RULING #136 DATE: 9/21/2018 NAME: Jimmy Corrigan DOB: 7/29/1960 PERMIT: # 20555 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Jimmy Corrigan is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-44.1. “its breed registration is not on file with the association’s racing secretary one-half (1/2) hour before post time for the first race.” Mr. Corrigan failed to have the foal registration papers on file with the racing office for “Miminegash” in the 2nd race on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: DAVID R LAKE Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-181 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #2 Dali Special in race 8 on 9/19/18 he failed to keep both feet in the stirrups. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-16  17-99
Name: JOHN D WENGERD Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-180 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Wengerd failed to drive when programmed on #6 Elocutionist in race 15 on 9/18/18 causing a very late driver change. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: ROBIN LEE MILLER Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-182 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #4 Coach Ken in race 15 on 9/19/18 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99
Name: XAVIER ALONZO Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-042 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER XAVIER ALONZO PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION,"VALIANT TORT" THE 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 8TH RACE AT FMT ON 7/7/2018, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG, "LEVAMISOLE" AT A QUANTITATIVE LEVEL. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE FMT BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR.ALONZO SHALL BE FINED $1500.00. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE HORSE IS DISQUALIFIED FROM 1ST PLACE IN THE 8TH RACE AT FMT ON 7/7/2018.
Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 9/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Homero Gutierrez; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on September 19, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276286 taken from the 1st place finisherA Cee Doo Cee” following the 1st race, on July 4, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 19.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Homero Gutierrez.

Craig Gentry and Gerald W. Gentry are the owners of record for horse “A Cee Doo Cee

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Homero Gutierrez FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation. For Homero Gutierrez’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: GERALD WAYNE GENTRY Ruling Date: 9/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-32 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Gerald W. Gentry; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on September 19, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276286 taken from the 1st place finisherA Cee Doo Cee” following the 1st race, on July 4, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 19.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Homero Gutierrez.

Homero Gutierrez is the trainer of record for horse “A Cee Doo Cee

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Gerald W. Gentry’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation.

For Gerald W. Gentry’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

        1. The horse “A Cee Doo Cee” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on July 4, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Superpass
                  2. All Trumped Up
                  3. Dos Palos
                  4. Sun Kingdom
                  5. Leading Prospect
                  6. Dream Again
Unplaced “A Cee Doo Cee”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the

Name: Craig Wayne Gentry Ruling Date: 9/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-31 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Craig Gentry; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on September 19, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276286 taken from the 1st place finisherA Cee Doo Cee” following the 1st race, on July 4, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 19.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Homero Gutierrez. Homero Gutierrez is the trainer of record for horse “A Cee Doo Cee

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Craig Gentry’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation. For Craig Gentry’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

        1. The horse “A Cee Doo Cee” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on July 4, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Superpass
                  2. All Trumped Up
                  3. Dos Palos
                  4. Sun Kingdom
                  5. Leading Prospect
                  6. Dream Again
Unplaced “A Cee Doo Cee” Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the

Name: GERARDO MARTIN Ruling Date: 9/20/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2018-LAT-008 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey GERARDO MARTIN 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), during the second race at Los Alamitos Race Course on September 16, 2018.
Name: JORGE RENE TORRES Ruling Date: 9/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-82 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/21/2018 Suspension End: 10/20/2018
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held for Jockey Jorge Torres on September 20, 2018 in the Board of Steward’s Office at Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino.  The hearing was to determine if Jockey Torres was in violation of Iowa Rules of Racing 491 IAC 10.5(2)”m”(3), (4), 491 IAC 10.5(2)”p” (careless riding) in the fourth race on September 9, 2018.
  
Jockey Jorge Torres appeared in person for his hearing.     
 
Specifically, Jockey Jorge Torres aboard #7 “JustA  Minyun” came in prior to the finish line under right handed whipping interfering with #6 “Cruzin Wrangler” ridden by Jockey Lucas Constantin.
 
After reviewing the video tape replay and testimony, the Board finds Jockey Jorge Torres came in under right handed whipping  prior to the finish line interfering with #6 “Cruzin Wrangler” causing “Cruzin Wrangler” and his mount (“JustA Minyun”) to fall.  The Board further notes that “Cruzin Wrangler” and “Just A  Minyun” were euthanized due to injuries sustained in their fall.  Therefore, for negligent and careless riding, which led to egregious and horrific results, Jockey Jorge Torres is hereby suspended thirty (30) days September 21, 2018 through October 20, 2018.     
Name: TIMOTHY COLEN CALHOUN Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-074 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER TIMOTHY COLEN CALHOUN PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR FAILING TO PROCURE THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE FOR THE CAPACITY OF WHICH HE WAS EMPLOYED AT RP ON 9/10/2018. MR. CALHOUN IS HEREBY FINED $200.00.
Name: FIDEL DIAZ Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Fidel Diaz, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 9, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (the official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Miracle Bunny”( Test Sample #: E276246), who was scratched from the 7th race on June 30, 2018 at the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined.

Esteban Ramirez, is the Trainer of record for horse “Miracle Bunny”.

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

For Fidel Diaz First Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

        1. A Warning.

2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Miracle Bunny” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

3. There is no change to the official order of finish.

This ruling is written in accordance with Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: OSMAN SANTOS Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-53 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #133 DATE: 9/19/2018 NAME: Osman Santos DOB: 5/29/1990 PERMIT: # 20438 Jockey

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Jockey Osman Santos is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-28.3.b. “A jockey shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.” Mr. Santos failed to fulfill his riding engagement for the 5th race on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, necessitating a late right change. This is his first offense.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: ANTONIO ARELLANO Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-81 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having provided proper documentation regarding his background check Groom Antonio Arellano is hereby restored to good standing.
Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-29 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Manuel Estrada, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 19, 2018, for striking his mount “Dulce Corona” behind the gate during the 3rd race on September 16, 2018 at The New Mexico State Fair Racetrack. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver. For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Estrada a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 19, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JOSE ALONSO MARTINEZ-ROCHA Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-075 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR JOSE ALONZO MARTINEZ-ROCHA HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS AND PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, IS HEREBY FINED $500.00 FOR EMPLOYING A GROOM TO ACCOMPANY HIS HORSE TO THE PADDOCK AT RP RACETRACK ON 8/24/2018, WITHOUT PROVIDING WORKER'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE FOR THIS EMPLOYEE. (FIRST VIOLATION).
Name: JOSE ALONSO MARTINEZ-ROCHA Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-076 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR JOSE ALONZO MARTINEZ-ROCHA PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, IS HEREBY FINED $200.00 FOR EMPLOYING AN UNLICENSED GROOM IN THE STABLE AREA AT RP ON 8/24/2018.
Name: COSME VELASQUEZ Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 18-WRD-071 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER COSME VELASQUEZ PLED "NO CONTEST" AND FINED $500.00 FOR FAILING TO OBTAIN WORKER'S COMPENSATION BEFORE HIRING ANY INDIVIDUALS ON 9/8/2018 AND 9/9/2018. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT OWNER/TR COSME VELASQUEZ SHALL BE FINED $500.00.
Name: KEITH J KASH Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-179 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #9 Velocity U Bet in race 9 on 9/18/18 he came out in the stretch and interfered with #4 Sammy Said. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11  17-99
Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/24/2018 Suspension End: 3/22/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Esteban Ramierez, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 14, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (the official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Miracle Bunny”( Test Sample #: E276246), who was scratched from the 7th race on June 30, 2018 at the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Esteban Ramierez, and declined.

Fidel Diaz, is the owner of record for horse “Miracle Bunny”.

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

For Esteban Ramirez SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 24, 2018, through March 21, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A ($2500.00) Twenty-Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before October 19, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Miracle Bunny” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Esteban Ramierez. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Esteban Ramierez. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ALLAN W DAVIS Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-035-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Allan Davis has been fined $400.00 for using poor judgement in Race 13 on September 12, 2018 at Harrington Raceway while driving #4 RUFFLES FOR THREE in an inconsistent manner. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.6. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling. Appeals are due within 48 hours of ruling.
Name: LORENZO S ESTEVANE Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18090 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: Jockey Lorenzo Estevane, subject of Ruling 11045 issued August 12, 2011, having served his suspension but he remains ineligible for licensing in any capacity by the Minnesota Racing Commission pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 240.08, Subdivision 2, paragraphs (2), (5) and (6).

Minnesota Statutes: Section 240.08 (Occupational Licenses) Subd. 2. (2), (5) and (6).-Application.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0100 (General Requirements) Subp. 2.-Licensing criteria. 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 2.-Violations of laws.

Name: BRAD MAURICE KELLEY Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18094 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Brad Kelley, whose emergency license has expired, is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100) and declared ineligible for any racing license in this jurisdiction pending completion of 2018 Minnesota Racing Commission licensing requirements.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0145 (Emergency License) Sup. 2. Owners 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A. General authority of stewards 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours)

Name: BURLY RONALD JENKINS Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18092 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Unlicensed Owner Burly Jenkins is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in any capacity in Minnesota until such time as he has paid stakes entry fees owed the Horseperson's Bookkeeper at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0100 (General Requirements) Subp. 2.-Licensing criteria, financial responsibility. 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 10.-Financial responsibility.

Name: ROGER D MCDANIEL Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18095 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Roger McDaniel, whose emergency license has expired, is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100) and declared ineligible for any racing license in this jurisdiction pending completion of 2018 Minnesota Racing Commission licensing requirements.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0145 (Emergency License) Subp. 2. Owners 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A. General authority of stewards 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours)

Name: STEVE BURNS Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18096 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Steve D Burns, whose emergency license has expired, is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100) and declared ineligible for any racing license in this jurisdiction pending completion of 2018 Minnesota Racing Commission licensing requirements.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0145 (Emergency License) Subp. 2. Owners 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A. General authority of stewards 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours)

Name: MICHAEL D POSNER Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2009FRE60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/7/2009 Suspension End: 4/22/2009
Ruling Text: The Board of Judges hereby order you a full suspension, including all horses owned or trained, wholly or in part by you, for violation of the trainer responsibility insofar as your horse "Kabry-KY" had a positive post-race test disclosing the presence of Flunixin from the 8th race on March 5, 2009. The period of suspension will be for 15 days, April 7, 2009 through April 21, 2009, inclusive. You are also fined the sum of $500.

During the period of suspension Michael Posner is denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

The horse finished 1st and is hereby disqualified from sharing in the purse. The purse is ordered to be redistributed among the eligible horses.

Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-23.7(b) Disqualification and denial of purse.

Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-23.69(a)(b)(c)(d) Protecting against drug administration. "The owner, trainer, veterinarian, groom or any other persons who are charged with the custody, care and responsibility of the horse are all obligated to protect and guard the horse against the administration of any drug or substances foreign to the natural horse ..."

Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-23.8(f)(g) Administering medication to respiratory bleeders; standards for the administration of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and anti-ulcer medication.

Name: Oscar Delgado Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18091 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Oscar Delgado is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in any capacity in Minnesota until such time as he has made full restitution of money owed the Horseperson's Bookkeeper at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0100 (General Requirements) Subp. 2.-Licensing criteria, financial responsibility. 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts) Subp. 10.-Financial responsibility.

Name: Taylor Marie Hornsby Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18093 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Taylor Hornsby, whose emergency license has expired, is hereby fined One Hundred Dollars ($100) and declared ineligible for any racing license in this jurisdiction pending completion of 2018 Minnesota Racing Commission licensing requirements.

Minnesota Rules: 7877.0145 (Emergency License) Subp. 2. Owners 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp. 1.A. General authority of stewards 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours)

Name: LOUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-50 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #132 DATE: 9/18/2018 NAME: Luis A Batista DOB: 5/7/1990 PERMIT: # 20046 Jockey

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Jockey Luis A Batista is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-28.3.b. “A jockey shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.” Mr. Batista failed to fulfill his riding engagement for the 3rd and 5th races on Monday, September 17, 2018, necessitating a late rider change. This is his first offense.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: LOUIS A BATISTA Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-51 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #132 DATE: 9/18/2018 NAME: Luis A Batista DOB: 5/7/1990 PERMIT: # 20046 Jockey

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Jockey Luis A Batista is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-28.3.b. “A jockey shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.” Mr. Batista failed to fulfill his riding engagement for the 3rd and 5th races on Monday, September 17, 2018, necessitating a late rider change. This is his first offense.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 9/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-25 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Arnoldo Carrillo., having been represented telephonically by attorney Daniel Marquez on September 15, 2018, filed a motion to lift the summary suspension and restore Arnoldo Carrillo’s license privileges pending a notification and resolution of a future disciplinary hearing. per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b).

The summary suspension is in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” in horse “Coronas Dashin Injun” (Test Sample #: E277054) who finished SECOND place in the 4th race on August 26, 2018, at The Downs in Albuquerque, NM.

The Board of Stewards hereby cancel the summary suspension and restore Arnoldo Carrillo’s license privileges, pending a notification and resolution of a future disciplinary hearing. per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b).

Arnoldo Carrillo’s hearing on September 20, at 9:30 am in the Board of Steward’s office at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b). is no longer necessary.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.3.8 B (3) Disciplinary Action: 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.

Name: Felipe B Rivera Ruling Date: 9/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-26 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: This ruling was done in error
Name: STACY SIMONE HILL Ruling Date: 9/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-80 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A report from Industrial Laboratories states “Curls Happy Wagon” who finished first in the fourth race on September 1, 2018 tested positive for Dexamethasone in blood sampleE269927.     
 
Having waived her right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, and declining to send her split sample, Owner/Trainer Stacy Hill is hereby fined one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  The Board hereby disqualifies “Curls Happy Wagon” from her first place finish in the fourth race on September 1, 2018, and orders all monies earned by “Curls Happy Wagon” in said race redistributed accordingly.  Further, “Curls Happy Wagon” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian’s List and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.    
Name: Maria Gonzalez Ruling Date: 9/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-24 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Ramon Gonzalez, Jr. having been duly notified, appeared and had his hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 15, 2018, for disruptive and threatening behavior towards a racing official on August 3, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ramon Gonzalez Jr. a penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 9/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-23 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/14/2018 Suspension End: 12/12/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jacquelyn Bobroff having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 14, 2018, testing positive for prohibited substances Methamphetamine.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and This Ruling is written in accordance with 6.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his/her body. With regard to alcohol, the results of a test showing a reading of more than .05 percent of alcohol in the blood, urine, saliva or other bodily fluids of licensees in non-safety sensitive positions shall be the criterion for a finding of alcohol present in the body. With regard to other controlled substances, presence of the drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of the drug for purposes of this paragraph. Licensees in safety sensitive positions, jockeys, starters, assistant starters, exercise riders, pony persons, ambulance personnel, and outriders are in violation of this rule if they have any measurable level of alcohol. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 16.47.1.18 (C) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL SECOND-TIME OFFENDERS: (1) The license of the person may be revoked or suspended for a period of up to one year or a professional assessment of the person may be ordered by the commission. (2) If a professional assessment indicates presence of a problem or alcohol or other drug abuse that is not treatable within the reasonably foreseeable future (360 days) the license may be suspended for a period of up to one year. (3) If a professional assessment indicates presence of a treatable problem of alcohol or other drug abuse or dependence, the board of stewards or the commission may order the licensee to undergo treatment as a condition of continuing licensure. Such treatment will be through a program or by a practitioner, acceptable to the licensee and the board of stewards or the commission. Required features of any program or practitioner acceptable to the board of stewards or the commission will be: accreditation or licensure by an appropriate government agency, if required by state statute; a minimum of one year follow-up treatment; and, a formal contract indicating the elements of the treatment and follow-up program that will be completed by the licensee and, upon completion, certified to the board of stewards or the commission as completed. To effect the contract, the licensee will authorize release of information by the treating agency, hospital or individual.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Jacquelyn Bobroff a penalty of the following:

    1. Suspension of all NMRC licenses for 90 days retroactive September 14, 2018 through , December 13, 2018 inclusive.
    2. In Addition Jacquelyn Bobroff must complete a formal assessment and treatment that must meet the conditions given in 16.47.1.18.C NMAC prior to reinstatement.
During said time of suspension Jacquelyn Bobroff 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.

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

Name: William Spencer Harris Ruling Date: 9/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-79 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A report from Industrial Laboratories states “Full Power Eagle” who finished first in the second race on August 25, 2018 tested at a level of 3.2 +/- 0.4ug/ml of Phenylbutazone in blood sampleE269871.  The allowable level is 2.0 ug/ml.    
 
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of stewards, and declining to send his split sample, Trainer William Harris is hereby fined two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00.)  
Name: OMAR ANTONIO ITURRALDE Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-21 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Omar Iturralde, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 14, 2018 for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “Flash of Victory”in the 4th race on September 13,2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

The Board of Stewards hereby assessed, Omar Iturralde, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 14, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: DEBRA SUE FERGUSON Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-20 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Bookkeepers license issued to Debra Ferguson is hereby rescinded without prejudice as she has appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 1st, 2018, and stated that she no longer works in this capacity. Debra Ferguson is hereby issued an owners license.

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

Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-22 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/14/2018 Suspension End: 9/16/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer, Arnoldo Carrillo., having been telephonically notified, is hereby summarily suspended (effective immediately, September 14, 2018 for the detection of the Class B drug Clenbuterol in sample #E277054, per 15.2.1.9(B)(2).

The summary suspension is in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” in horse “Coronas Dashin Injun” (Test Sample #: E277054) who finished SECOND place in the 4th race on August 26, 2018, at The Downs in Albuquerque, NM.

15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Arnoldo Carrillo is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC and all horses owned, trained, or under the care Arnoldo Carrillo are denied entry, pending the outcome of his hearing on September 20, 2018 at 9:30 am in the Board of Steward’s office at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b).

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 15.2.6.9 (A)(11) NMAC: Any person who the stewards or the commission believe may have committed acts in violation of criminal statues may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Administrative action taken by the stewards or the commission does not prohibit a prosecution for a criminal act, nor does a potential criminal prosecution stall administrative action by the stewards or the commission. 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Conduct Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: MARIO URIBE - RECHY Ruling Date: 9/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-16 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom/ Pony Person/ Exercise Person Mario R. Uribe having been duly notified, appeared, and had his hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 12, 2018, concerning a fight in the barn area on 8/25/2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on 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.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mario R. Uribe a penalty of a fine in the amount of Three hundred dollars ($300.00). This fine is to be paid on or before October 12, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: ANGEL PONCE DE LEON Ruling Date: 9/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-19 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Angel Ponce de Leon; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing ,being represented by trainer Raul Vega-Valverde before the Board Of Stewards on September 12, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Methylprednisolone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276457 taken from the 2nd place finisher “Atlas Sparks” following the 9th race, on July 13, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 197 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Methylprednisolone is 100 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

Raul Vega-Velarde is the trainer of record for horse “Atlas Sparks”.

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Angel Ponce de Leon FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation. Msferrari EFor Angel Ponce de Leon FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

                1. The horse “Atlas Sparks” is hereby disqualified from 2nd place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on July 13, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                    1. dition
                                    2. Offended
                                    3. My Moon Crest
                                    4. Pancho Villa
                                    5. Streakaway Star
                                    6. Fiesta Corona
                                    7. Catch This Train
                                    8. Just Chic It
                                    9. Thefame Ofthe Kid
Unplaced“Atlas Sparks”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 9/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Raul Vega-Velarde; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on September 12, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Methylprednisolone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276457 taken from the 2nd place finisherAtlas Sparks” following the 9th race, on July 13, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 197 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Methylprednisolone is 100 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Raul Vega-Velarde.

Angel Ponce de Leon is the owner of record for horse “Atlas Sparks

In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Raul Vega-Velarde’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation. For Raul Vega-Velarde’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: JOSE DE LA CRUZ Ruling Date: 9/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-18 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Jose Juan De La Cruz, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on September 13, 2018 at The New Mexico State Fair concerning a summary suspension for his conduct on August 24, 2018 (refer to ruling 2018-DAA-81). Groom Jose Juan De La Cruz tested positive for Methamphetamine, during a drug screening on August 24, 2018 and is no longer employed. Licensee is found to be in violation of : 16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Jose Juan De La Cruz a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately September 13, 2018 and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. Mr. De La Cruz must submit a negative sample.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES/ 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES /16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i)Conduct / 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES / 16.47.1.8 (E)AGREEMENT TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE /15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY /15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority / 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: BRADLEY WHITE WHITE Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 18-WRD-068 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ON 9/6/2018 IT COMES FOR HEARING BEFORE THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS AND THE COMPLAINT AGAINST JOCKEY AGENT BRADLEY A. WHITE. AFTER HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED OF A HEARING, MR. WHITE APPEARED TELEPHONICALLY THE DAY OF THE HEARING. HE WAS NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. WHITE BE FINED $200.00.
Name: TYSON Q TOLEDO Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-13 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: Security Staff Tyson Toledo license #161136 is hereby rescinded without prejudice, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

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

Name: ANDREA STEPAHINE MACIAS Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-15 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: Security Staff Andrea Mac license #161199 is hereby rescinded without prejudice, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

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

Name: RAUL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-14 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: Security Staff Raul Hernandez license #161442 is hereby rescinded without prejudice, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

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

Name: RODRIGO SIGALA VALLEJO Ruling Date: 9/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-12 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/2018 Suspension End: 9/25/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo having been summoned and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on September 11, 2018 for careless riding during the running of the 3rd race on September 9, 2018 at The New Mexico State Fair Racetrack while aboard “#4 Jesse Lane” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 1st place to 9 th place behind the horse interfered with.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo a suspension of 7 calendar days (September 18, 2018, through September 24, 2018). The terms of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: Shannon Christa Beauregard Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-64 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule Careless Riding
Name: Shannon Christa Beauregard Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-64-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-64 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Ridge Matthew Balgobin Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-65 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule Easing up mount before finish line
Name: Ridge Matthew Balgobin Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-65-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-65 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Rigo Alberto Sarmiento Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-66 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule - Ease up mount before the finish line
Name: Rigo Alberto Sarmiento Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-66-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-66 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Dane Damar Nelson Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-67 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule - Ease up mount before the finish line
Name: Dane Damar Nelson Ruling Date: 9/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-67-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-67 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Shamaree Dwayne Muir Ruling Date: 9/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-63 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule - Ease up mount before finish line
Name: Shamaree Dwayne Muir Ruling Date: 9/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-63-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-63 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: CHARLES E DUNLEAVY III Ruling Date: 9/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-8 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 Charles Dunleavy lll was duly notified and the hearing was held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 4 penalty C- Minor) presence of Furosemide above the allowable limit of 100ng/ml, detected in the horse “Aussie You Later” (Test Sample #: E276865) who finished in 3rd place in the 3 rd race on August 11, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC, were afforded trainer Jose Luna Silva and declined. Jose Luna Silva, was the trainer of record for horse “Aussie You Later”, and was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations,

This is Charles Dunleavy lll FIRST Class 4 C-minor medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

For Charles Dunleavy lll First Class 4C-Minor medication violation in a 365-day period he was given a warning..

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)StewardsGeneral authhority/(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority

Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 9/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-10 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Pargo Leos having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative regarding the 8th race on September 7, 2018, at The New Mexico State Fair Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Pargo Leos a penalty of One Hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 9, 2018 once with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: MANUEL LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 9/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-11 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Manuel Gutierrez having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative regarding the 4th race on September 7, 2018, at The New Mexico State Fair Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Gutierrez a penalty of One Hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 9, 2018 once with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JASON MARVIN PERKINS Ruling Date: 9/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-9 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jason Perkins having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on September 9, 2018 regarding a security citation for having a unlicensed person on the backside in the barn area September 6, 2018, at The New Mexico State Fair Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS: R. License presentation: (1) A person must present an appropriate license or other authorization issued by the commission to enter a restricted area. The commission may issue authorization to the spouse or child of a licensed owner, trainer or jockey to enter a restricted area. (2) The stewards may require visible display of a license while the licensee is engaged in the duty for which he/she is licensed and on the association grounds unless the licensee is mounted on a horse. (3) A license may only be used by the person to whom it is issued. S. Temporary access authority: Track security may authorize unlicensed persons temporary access to restricted areas. Such person shall be identified and their purpose and credentials verified and approved in writing by track security. Such authorization or credential may only be used by the person to whom it is issued. T. Knowledge of rules: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission;

The Board of Stewards assessed Jason Perkins a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before October 9, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 9/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-5 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ruben Leyba Jr., having been duly notified and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2018, for failure to personally attend to saddling or appointing a substitute trainer for the entry “Hiclass Czech” in the paddock during the 2nd race on September 6, 2018, at the New Mexico State Fair Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (C)(23) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY personally attending to their horses in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards; if the trainer is excused, the trainer must secure another trainer or assistant trainer who is licensed by the commission to assume those duties 16.47.1.10 (E)(1) SUBSTITUE TRAINER If any licensed trainer is prevented from performing his duties or is absent from the track where he is participating, the stewards shall be immediately notified, and at the same time, a substitute trainer or assistant trainer, acceptable to the stewards, shall be appointed. The stewards shall be advised when the regular trainer resumes his duties 15.2.6.11(E)(13): Trainer Responsibility personally attending in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards The Board of Stewards hereby assessed Ruben Leyba Jr. a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JOSE LUNA SILVA Ruling Date: 9/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose Luna Silva, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (the official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (Class 4 penalty C-Minor) presence of Furosemide above the allowable limit of 100 ng/ml, detected in horse “Aussie You Later”( Test Sample #: E276865), who finished 3rd in the 3rd race on August 11, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer Jose Luna Silva and declined.

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

For Jose Luna Silva FIRST Class 4-C Minor medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows

1. A ($250.00) Two Hundred Fifty Dollar fine to paid on or before October 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: 2. No change in the official order of finish.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

15.2.1.9(B)(9)b: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOSE ANTONIO MORENO-DORADO Ruling Date: 9/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-73 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, as well as his right to send his split sample to a referee laboratory, Trainer Jose Moreno-Dorado is fined One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00) for his horse “Apollitical Pacman” testing positive for Triamcinolone Acetonide after finishing second in the first race on August 18, 2018. Further, the Board hereby disqualifies “Apollitical Pacman” from his second place finish from said race and orders all purse monies redistributed accordingly. “Apollitical Pacman” is placed on the veterinarian’s list and must pass commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.
Name: SHAWN H DAVIS Ruling Date: 9/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-7 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 Shawn H. Davis was duly notified and the hearing was held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 4 penalty C- Minor) presence of Furosemide above the allowable limit of 100ng/ml, detected in the horse “Aussie You Later” (Test Sample #: E276865) who finished in 3rd place in the 3 rd race on August 11, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC, were afforded trainer Jose Luna Silva and declined. Jose Luna Silva, was the trainer of record for horse “Aussie You Later”, and was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations

This is Shawn Davis FIRST Class 4 C-minor medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

For Shawn H. Davis First Class 4C-Minor medication violation in a 365-day period he was given a warning.

This ruling is written in accordance with: Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority

Name: Douglas William Chappell Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NP-H#79 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100.00 H.R.A. Directive No. 83 - 2015; Rule 457(1)c; if, at a race track that does not have a continuous solid hub rail, a horse or part of the horse's sulky leaves the course, the offending horse must be placed back where, in the opinion of the judges, if a horse while on stride, or any part of the horse's sulky goes insed 3 or more consecutive pylons, the offending horse shall be placed last.
Name: JOSE RAMON MALDONADO Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-68 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Ramon Maldonado, Permit; #16572, DOB (02/0/1971) is hereby fined $500.00 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS), for violation of Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-45.7.c.1, which reads: “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” Jockey Ramon Maldonado let his mount Super Garner drift while not clear causing interference to Lite the Storm near the wire the first time around causing a chain reaction in the Seventh (7th) Race, Saturday September 1, 2018. Jockey Maldonado’s mount Super Garner was disqualified from Third (3rd) and placed Ninth (9th). All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: NATHANIEL GENE WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held for Trainer Nathaniel Williams on Friday, September 07, 2018 for the horse he was listed as trainer “Sequence of Events”.  Trainer Williams was duly notified and participated by phone.  “Sequence of Events” tested positive for Dexamethasone after finishing first in the eighth race on June 24th, 2018, which was confirmed by Truesdail Laboratories. Trainer Williams is hereby fined One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00).  Further, the Board disqualifies “Sequence of Events” from her first place finish from said race and orders all purse monies redistributed accordingly. “Sequence of Events” was placed on the veterinarian’s list and passed commission-approved examination.
Name: ELIZA APODACA Ruling Date: 9/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-4 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/7/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Spouse Eliza Apodaca having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2018 at the New Mexico State fair . The hearing was concerning a security citation where she was involved in disorderly conduct in the barn area near the test barn on August 17, 2018

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issued a penalty of $300.00 Three Hundred Dollars. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately September 7, 2018. During said time of suspension Elia Apodaca is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: ROBERT F. SHORT Ruling Date: 9/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-033-18 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Robert F. Short is fined $200.00 for bringing Diva's Princess late to the Lasix Barn resulting in a scratch. DHRC rule: 8.3.5.4. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: FELIZARDO BORBON CARRIZOSA Ruling Date: 9/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-1 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom/Exercise Rider Felicardo Carrizosa having waived his right to a ten day notice appeared before the board of Stewards on September 3, 2018 concerning a security citation for having unlicensed persons in his tack room several times after being warned is found in violation of Commission rules:

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: MIKE RAY VENTURA Ruling Date: 9/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-98 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Mike Ventura was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing, before the Board of Stewards on September 1, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Faster Version” (Test Sample #: E276535), who finished in 1st place in the 8th race on July 18, 2018, at the Downs at Albquerque Racetrack. Everado Hernandez, is the trainer of record for horse “Faster Version”, and was duly notified.

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

    1. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, the horse “Faster Version” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on July 18, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

1. Jess Strekin Spunky 6. Authorized Closer 2. Laynis Diamond 7. Miss Freighttrain Z 3. O What a Night 4. First Moon Fire 5. Azoom Policy Unplaced: Faster Version

Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Faster Version” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning August 1, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension Everado Hernandez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Everado Hernandez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Everado Hernandez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 9/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2018 Suspension End: 11/13/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Javier Roman Jr. was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 2, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drugs “Clenbuterol” and Albuterol detected in the urine of horse “Jess Botticelli” (Test Sample #: E276219), who finished in 1st place in the 7th race on June 29, 2018, at the Downs at Albquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 12.1 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine and Clenbuterol. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Javier Roman Jr.

Marco M. Loya, is the owner of record for horse “Jess Botticelli”, and was duly notified..

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

  1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 14, 2018, through November 13, 2018, inclusive.
  2. A ($1000.00) One Thousand Dollar fine to be paid on or before October 3, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Jess Botticelli” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 28, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension Javier Roman Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Javier Roman Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Javier Roman Jr. must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: Marco Antonio Loya-Molina Ruling Date: 9/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Marco M. Loya: was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 2, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drugs “Clenbuterol” and Albuterol detected in the urine of horse “Jess Botticelli” (Test Sample #: E276219), who finished in 1st place in the 7th race on June 29, 2018, at the Downs at Albquerque Racetrack. The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 12.1 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine and Clenbuterol. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Javier Roman Jr.

Javier Roman Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “Jess Botticelle”, and was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This is Marco M. Loya FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

        1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Jess Botticelli” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 28, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        2. The horse “Jess Botticelli” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on June 29, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Wonderboy 7. Rock Hauler
                  2. Stoli Cartel 8. Jess Like Stoli
                  3. Big Brutus 9. Three Gold Medals
                  4. Jess Dash Down First
                  5. Blow
                  6. Passemupjesse
Unplaced“Jess Botticelli” Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution
Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 9/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-162-REST1 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/2/2018 Suspension End: 9/6/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-162 - Restored to Good Standing.
Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 9/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-162-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/2/2018 Suspension End: 9/6/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-162 - Restored to Good Standing

Fine Paid DAA

Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 9/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-162 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/2/2018 Suspension End: 9/6/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Jose Enrique Ortiz is hereby suspended, effective immediately September 2, 2018, for failing to pay the fines ($500) assessed in Rulings 2018-RUI-67, 2018-RUI-66, 2018-RUI-46.

During said time of applicable suspension Jose Enrique Ortiz is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Kevin Wilson Oberholtzer Ruling Date: 9/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-59 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule - Entering Wrong Race Causing Scratch
Name: Kevin Wilson Oberholtzer Ruling Date: 9/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-59-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-59 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Renee Barbara Escobar Ruling Date: 9/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-95 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 Bookkeeper license #289301 issued to Renee Escobar is hereby rescinded without prejudice, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

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

Name: EVERADO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-97 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/3/2018 Suspension End: 11/1/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer/ Owner Everardo Hernandez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 1, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Faster Version” (Test Sample #: E276535), who finished in 1st place in the 8th race on July 18, 2018, at the Downs at Albquerque Racetrack. Everado Hernandez and Mike Ventura, are the owners of record for horse “Faster Version”, and were duly notified..

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

  1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 3, 2018, through November 1, 2018, inclusive.
  2. A ($1000.00) One Thousand Dollar fine to be paid on or before October 1, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.
  3. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, the horse “Faster Version” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on July 18, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

1. Jess Strekin Spunky 6. Authorized Closer 2. Laynis Diamond 7. Miss Freighttrain Z 3. O What a Night 4. First Moon Fire 5. Azoom Policy Unplaced: Faster Version

Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Faster Version” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning August 1, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension Everado Hernandez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Everado Hernandez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Everado Hernandez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 9/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-96 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/1/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Richard Lull is hereby suspended, effective September 1, 2018, having failed to pay the ($500.00) Five hundred dollar fine assessed in Ruling DAA 52 2018

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC 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, Richard Lull is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC.

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

Name: Randy Persaud Ruling Date: 9/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 73-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/31/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 31, 2018

Delaware Park

Stewards Ruling

(73-2018)

Exercise Rider Randy Persaud, DOB: 10/17/1984, RCI ID: 2098174, is suspended indefinitely for testing positive for a dangerous controlled substance (Marijuana) on August 31, 2018. It is further ordered that to receive consideration for reinstatement, Mr. Persaud shall be required to submit to a professional evaluation by a substance abuse professional approved by the Commission or its designee. If the substance abuse professional determines that Mr. Persaud requires rehabilitation, he must properly follow the prescribed rehabilitation program, and will be subject to follow-up testing. During the period of his suspension, he shall be denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Racing Commission. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1, 3.4.1.3, 21.0, 21.1.1, 21.8.1.

Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 8/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-92 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 9/6/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey: Jose Enrique Ortiz having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 31, 2018, for having failed to make weight, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement in the 5th race on August 26, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Jose Enrique Ortiz a penalty in the amount of Two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 1, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:15.2.5.13.(C) 11. A jockey's weight shall include their clothing, boots, saddle and its attachments and any other equipment except the whip, bridle, bit or reins, safety helmet, safety vest, blinkers, goggles and number cloth. Upon the stewards’ approval, jockeys may be allowed up to three pounds more than published and announced weights to account for inclement weather clothing and equipment when weighing in. 12.Seven pounds is the limit of overweight any horse is permitted to carry.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (c) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e)Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 9/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-92-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 9/6/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-DAA-92 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: ALFREDO SIGALA Ruling Date: 8/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-93 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alfredo Sigala having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative regarding the 7th race on August 24, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Sigala a penalty of One Hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 1, 2018 once with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: ALFREDO SIGALA Ruling Date: 8/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-94 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alfredo Sigala having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative regarding the 6th race on August 29, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Sigala a penalty of Two Hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 1, 2018 once with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JOSE ANTONIO MORENO-DORADO Ruling Date: 8/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-67 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board, Trainer Jose Moreno-Dorado is hereby assessed an administrative penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to have foal papers on file prior to the scheduled post time of the seventh (7th) race on August 24, 2018, in which the horse Hot Shot was entered to compete.  Failure to have the foal papers on file deemed Hot Shot ineligible to race, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: EDGAR RENTERIA MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-90 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Done in error
Name: EDGAR RENTERIA MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-91 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Edgar S. Martinez, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 30, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount and maintain a straight course interfering with the forward progress of the #5 Cindys Heart with his horse“Im a Mac Daddy” in the 2nd Race on August 26, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque.

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

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Edgar S. Martinez, a fine in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars, ($250.00). This fine is to be paid on or before September 30, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: LUIS R MENDOZA Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-89 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: This ruling was done in error.
Name: JULIO CORRAL Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-66 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board, Trainer Julio Corral is hereby assessed an administrative penalty of four hundred dollars ($400.00) for failure to have current negative Piroplasmosis tests on file for his horses Special Quick Flash, entered to race in the second (2nd) race, and Ramble It On entered to race in the seventh (7th) race on August 25, 2018.  Failure to have current negative Piroplasmosis tests on file for Special Quick Flash and Ramble It On deemed them ineligible to race, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: RODNEY ALBERT STARKEWSKI Ruling Date: 8/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-H#78 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100.00 H.R.A. Directive No. 085 - 2016; Rule 458(2)(g)c; once the horse has reached the 7/8 mile pole, the driver may, in a one handed motion, strike the shaft of the sulky or the saddle pad in a reasonable and responsible manner, no more than 3 strikes.
Name: ROBERT LEE GRIEWAHN Ruling Date: 8/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-146 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pony Person ROBERT LEE GRIEWAHN, is hereby suspended, effective immediately August 27, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($500) assessed in Ruling 2018-SUN-156.

During said time of applicable suspension ROBERT LEE GRIEWAHN is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RICHARD WILLIAM MERRILL Ruling Date: 8/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 71-2018 DEL Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: August 27, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(71-2018)

Hot Walker Richard Merrill, DOB: 03/18/1971, RCI ID: 627531, is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for a fire safety violation (Smoking in Barn 14). Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 5.26 and 5.26.1.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: LUIS RAMON RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 9/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-147-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/2018 Suspension End: 9/6/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-147 - Restored to Good Standing. Unpaid fines have all been paid on 09/06/2018 at Downs of Albuquerque.
Name: LUIS RAMON RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-147 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/2018 Suspension End: 9/6/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis Ramon Rodriguez is hereby suspended, effective immediately August 27, 2018, for failing to pay the fines ($900) assessed in Ruling 2018-SUN-223 and 2018-RUI-41.

During said time of applicable suspension Luis Ramon Rodriguez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HUGO ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-145-MOD Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-145 - Modified Ruling HUGO ESQUIVEL name corrected in second paragraph 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules.

OWNER HUGO ESQUIVEL is hereby suspended, effective immediately August 27, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-SUN-200.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HUGO ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 8/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-145 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER HUGO ESQUIVEL is hereby suspended, effective immediately August 27, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-SUN-200.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUSTIN T SHEPHARD Ruling Date: 8/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-139 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/3/2018 Suspension End: 9/10/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Justin Shephard., was summoned and appeared before Board of Stewards on August 26, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on August 25, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, while aboard “STREET TOWER” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 1st place to 2nd place. (Bore out under left handed whip and impeded the #7).

The Board of Stewards hereby suspends Justin Shephard for a period of 7 calendar days (September 3, 2018, through September 9, 2018). Justin Shephard is allowed to ride designated races.

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

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

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

Name: SHERRI GALVEZ Ruling Date: 8/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-88 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Sherri S. Galvez was duly notified, and waived her right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 24, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 4 penalty C Major) drug “Dexamethasone” in the horse “The Alabama Cartel” (Test Sample #: E276599) who finished in Third place in the 7th race on August 21, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis detected “Dexamethasone” at a level of 21.1 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized limit of 5 pg/ml. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment 2 page ). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

Emmanuel Galvez, the trainer of record for the horse “The Alabama Cartel”, was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, This is Sherri S. Galvez’s First Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Sherri S. Galvez’s First Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, as follows: 1. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, the horse “The Alabama Cartel” is hereby disqualified from Third place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on August 21, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows. 1st #3 Captain Cheve 2nd #6 One Sweet King 3rd #5 Jentleman James 4th #2 Fortunate Stoli 5th #8 Calypso King 6th #7 Gch Furr Damin 7th #1 Bf Nutrageous

Unplaced #4The Alabama Cartel

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

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Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 8/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-87 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Esteban Ramirez having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 26, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for “Green Eye Girl”, entered in the 10th race on August, 25, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 26, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: EMMANUEL GALVEZ Ruling Date: 8/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-86 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Emmanuel Galvez; having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on August 24, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E276599 taken from the 3rd place finisherThe Alabama Cartel” following the 7th race, on July 21,2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 21.1 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Emmanuel Galvez.

Sherri S. Galvez is the owner of record for horse “The Alabama Cartel”,in accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), This is Emmanuel Galvez’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation.

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

    1. A ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 24, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 8/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-135 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Carlos Alvidrez was duly notified and appeared with translator Joel Valeriano for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drugs Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), Phenylbutazone, and Flunixin (a stacking violation for class 4 Penalty C minor, 15.2.6.9(N)(6)NSAIDS), found in test sample E282400. The test sample was taken from the second place finisher Mountain Party” following the 1st race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at .84±.03 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and Flunixin at 16±.6 nanograms per milliliter in the blood. Dexamethasone at 136±2.2 pg/ml in the blood (the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carlos Alvidrez.

Cuauhtemoc Anguinan and Christina Anguiano, the owners of record for horse “Mountain Party”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this their FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For Carlos Alvidrez’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. For the Dexamethasone violation - A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 25, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. For the Phenylbutazone and Flunixin stacking violation- A ($500) five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before September 25, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: RAMON SEBASTIAN CHAVARRIA Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-85 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Ramon S. Chavarria was duly notified, and waived his right to a hearing telephonically, before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 4 penalty C Major) drug “Dexamethasone” in horse “Discrete” (Test Sample #: E276575) who finished in First place in the 7th race on July 20, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis detected “Dexamethasone” at a level of 30.2 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized limit of 5 pg/ml. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #4). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

Osman Itturalde, the trainer of record for the horse “Discrete”, was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, This is Ramon Chavarria’s First Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Ramon Chavarria’s First Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, the horse “Discrete” is hereby disqualified from First place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on July 20, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                        1. Medessey
                                        2. Alluring Dash
                                        3. Famosita
                                        4. Hey Ho Alina
                                        5. Rare Valor
                                        6. Bonafide Hero
                                        7. Smilelikeahero
Unplaced “Discrete”

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Douglas William Chappell Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-58 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Name: Douglas William Chappell Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-58-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-58 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-82 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jacquelyn A. Bobroff, was summarily suspended on July 20, 2018, and waived her right to a disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards. Jockey Jacquelyn A. Bobroff tested positive for Methamphetamine, during a drug screening on July 20, 2018.

The Board of Stewards hereby suspend all NMRC licenses belonging to Jacquelyn A. Bobroff for 60 days (retroactive from the summary suspension issued on July 20, 2018 through September 19, 2018, inclusive. 30 days will be deferred upon immediate enrollment in Chaplain Donald Stover’s “Turning Point Program” (16.47.1.18(C )NMAC). After 30 days has been served Jacquelyn A. Bobroff must submit a negative sample and is given probationary status. Furthermore Jacquelyn A. Bobroff will be tested at the request of the stewards at any time. Failure to attend “The Turning Point Program” will result in Jacquelyn A. Bobroff’s immediate suspension to serve the remainder of the 60 days.

Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, While under suspension, Jacquelyn A. Bobroff is excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES/16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES /16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i)Conduct / 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES /16.47.1.8 (E)AGREEMENT TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE /15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority / 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: DENI RODARTE PUENTE Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-84 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Deni Rodarte-Puente, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on August 19, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample E276627 taken from the horse “Harlan County” following the 5th race, on July 22, 2018 at the Downs at Albuquerque. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.48 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined. Benito Guillen-Vega is the trainer on record for horse “Harlan County”. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, this is Deni Rodarte-Puente’s FIRST Class 4C minor violation. For this FIRST Class 4C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Deni Rodarte-Puente a penalty as follows:
    1. A warning, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC
    2. There is NO change in the official order of finish.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so.

Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-83 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Richard Lull., having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative regarding the 6th race on August 12, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Richard Lull a penalty of One Hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 24, 2018 once with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JOSE DE LA CRUZ Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-81 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/24/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom, Jose De La Cruz, is hereby summarily suspended (effective immediately, August 24, 2018) after having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 24, 2018, for testing positive for Meth amphetamines (a prohibited substance) during a routine drug screening and drug paraphernalia and drugs found in the tack room.

During said time of applicable suspension Jose De La Cruz is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), pending the outcome of his hearing on September 2, 2018, at 10:30 am in the board of Stewards Office at The Downs at Albuquerque in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b).

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a): Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his/her body. With regard to alcohol, the results of a test showing a reading of more than .05 percent of alcohol in the blood, urine, saliva or other bodily fluids of licensees in non-safety sensitive positions shall be the criterion for a finding of alcohol present in the body. With regard to other controlled substances, presence of the drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of the drug for purposes of this paragraph. Licensees in safety sensitive positions, jockeys, starters, assistant starters, exercise riders, pony persons, ambulance personnel, and outriders are in violation of this rule if they have any measurable level of alcohol.

This Ruling is written in accordance with 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES When conducted, random drug testing shall apply, equally, to all licensees who are, at the time of the random testing, exercising the privileges of their license in such ways as may affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES No notice need be given as to onset or cessation of random testing. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Benito V Guillen Ruling Date: 8/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-80 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Benito Guillen-Vega, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on August 19, 2018, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (the official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample E276627 taken from the horse Harlan County following the 5th race, on July 22, 2018 at the Downs at Albuquerque The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.48 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Benito Guillen-Vega. Deni Rodarte-Puente is the owner of record for horse Harlan County”. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, this is Benito Guillen-Vega’s FIRST Class 4C-minor violation. For this FIRST Class 4C-Minor medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Benito Guillen-Vega a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($250.00) Two hundred Fifty dollar fine to be paid on or before September 19, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Harlan County”, must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

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

Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 8/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NP-H#81 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having fulfilled his obligations and requirements regarding Horse Racing Alberta Ruling #14 dated February 17, 2018 is hereby restored to good standing.
Name: JOSE LUIS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-76 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose L. Marquez, having been duly notified, and waived his hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2018, concerning allegations of disorderly conduct in the paddock for the 4th race on July 28, 2018.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose L. Marquez a penalty of a fine in the amount of $500 five hundred dollars. This fine is to be paid on or before September 19, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

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

Name: RAMON APODACA Ruling Date: 8/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-77 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/Pony rider having been duly notified, having appeared and waved his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2018, concerning an disorderly conduct in the barn area near the test barn.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ramon Apodaca a penalty of a fine in the amount of $300.00 three hundred dollars. This fine is to be paid on or before September 19, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-75 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Isidro Rodriquez having been notified appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 18, 2018, for sending an unauthorized person (not the owner of the horse) to the test barn with his entry Jess Mae Be after the 7th race on , 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.10 (A)(4)REPORTING TO THE TEST BARN: 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 Isidro Rodriquez a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 19, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: ARMANDO ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 8/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-79 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/2018 Suspension End: 9/3/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey ,Armando Alvidrez having been summoned and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2018 for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on August 18, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack while aboard “#10 Ls Power” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 1st place to 2nd place behind the horse interfered with.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Armando Alvidrez a suspension of 7 calendar days (August 27, 2018, through September 2, 2018). The terms of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: OSMAN ITURRALDE Ruling Date: 8/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-78 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/20/2018 Suspension End: 9/4/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Osman Iturralde was duly notified, appeared and waived his right to a hearing, before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 4 penalty C Major) drug “Dexamethasone” in horse “Discrete” (Test Sample #: E276575) who finished in First place in the 7th race on July 20, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis detected “Dexamethasone” at a level of 30.2 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized limit of 5 pg/ml. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #4). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Osman Iturralde.

Ramon Sevastian Chavarria, the owner of record for the horse “Discrete”, was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, This is Osman Iturralde’s Second Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Osman Iturralde’s Second Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A ($1500.00) One Thousand Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before September 19, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(4)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 20, 2018, through September 3 , 2018, inclusive.
    3. During said time of applicable suspension Osman Iturralde is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Osman Iturralde are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Osman Iturralde must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) NMAC.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.

Name: OSMAN ITURRALDE Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Osman Iturralde was duly notified, appeared and waived his right to a hearing, before the Board of Stewards on August 17, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 4 penalty C Major) drug “Dexamethasone” in horse “Frostys Sis” (Test Sample #: E276350) who finished Third place in the 7th race on July 7, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis detected “Dexamethasone” at a level of 18.9 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized limit of 5 pg/ml. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #4). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Osman Iturralde.

Osman Iturralde, the owner of record for the horse “Frostys Sis”, was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, This is Osman Iturralde’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Osman Iturralde’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

        1. A ($1000.00) OneThousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 17, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(4)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
        2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, the horse “Frostys Sis” is hereby disqualified from Third place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on July 7, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Cc Passion 7. Goin Express
                    2. Streak N Cartel 8. Maximus C
                    3. Superfly in the Sky
                    4. Blessing George
                    5. Ritzy Chick
                    6. Miss Dock Hill
Unplaced “Frostys Sis”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

Name: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-73 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Jeff D. Hudson was duly notified, appeared and waived his right to a hearing, before the Board of Stewards on August 17, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 4 penalty C Major) drug “Dexamethasone” in horse “Silver Chariot” (Test Sample #: E276301) who finished SECOND place in the 6th race on July 4, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis detected “Dexamethasone” at a level of 13.6 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized limit of 5 pg/ml. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #4). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jeff D. Hudson.

Jeff D. Hudson, the owner of record for the horse “Silver Chariot”, was duly notified. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, This is Jeff D. Hudson’s FIRST Class 4C-Major medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Jeff D. Hudson’s FIRST Class 4-C Major medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

        1. A ($1000) OneThousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 17, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(4)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
        2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, the horse “Silver Chariot” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on July 4, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Credit Memo 7. W F All That Jazz
                    2. Quin to Win 8. Ritzy Racer
                    3. Pro Bro 9. Domes Star
                    4. Cordes 10. Roll Henny
                    5. Freeze Em’s Road
                    6. Rapper Storm
Unplaced “Silver Chariot”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution

Name: Thomas Michael Miller Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-57 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 460 - Foot out of stirrup
Name: Thomas Michael Miller Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-57-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-57 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: FRANCISCO VEGA Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-71 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/17/2018 Suspension End: 8/29/2018
Ruling Text: Owner Francisco Vega License #161266, is hereby suspended without prejudice beginning August 17, 2018 having been duly notified telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 17, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque, for failing to provide fingerprints.

16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS: A. Licenses required: A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC shall not participate in pari mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the commission, or be employed by an association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the commission. (1) License categories shall include the following and others C (3) License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set(s) of fingerprints and a recent photograph. Any license applicant that is under the age of 18 years of age is exempt from the requirement to submit fingerprint cards.

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

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

Name: MARTIN JOSEPH RIESGO Ruling Date: 8/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-72 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/17/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Martin J. Riesgo License #161198, is hereby suspended without prejudice beginning August 17, 2018 having been duly notified telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 17, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque, for failing to provide fingerprints.

16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS: A. Licenses required: A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC shall not participate in pari mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the commission, or be employed by an association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the commission. (1) License categories shall include the following and others C (3) License applicants shall be required to furnish to the commission a set(s) of fingerprints and a recent photograph. Any license applicant that is under the age of 18 years of age is exempt from the requirement to submit fingerprint cards.

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

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

Name: GILBERT BEN Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-70 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/25/2018 Suspension End: 2/21/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Gilbert Ben, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d).before the Board of Board of Stewards on August 15, 2018, for altercation of federal forms (health certificate) Colorado Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, certificate number #8754572317829 for the horse “My Man Richie” on July 17, 201, at The Downs at Albuquerque. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 5.2.1.9 (B)(4) (d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection. Licensee is found to be in violation of:16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING This ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.1.8(B)(1)COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e)Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):

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

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

Name: DONNA W MCARTHUR Ruling Date: 8/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-113 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Donna McArthur was duly notified , failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on August 13, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Donna McArthur failing have her entry, “BRACE FOR TRACE” in the holding barn at the designated time for the 4th race on July 22, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Donna McArthur in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 8/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-68 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Wes T. Giles having been duly notified appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 12, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Enb Uptown Funk”, entered in the 8th race on August 11, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

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

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

Name: MIGUEL A. PEREZ Ruling Date: 8/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-66 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Miguel A. Perez having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 11, 2018, for standing up before the finish line with no cause in the 2nd race on August 8, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13 (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 the prize money.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses, Miguel A. Perez, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before September 11, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JEFFERY J. TRUJILLO Ruling Date: 8/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-67 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jeffrey J. Trujillo having been duly notified telephonically and waived a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 11, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers Off) at time of entry for “Back Seat Hero”, entered in the 3rd race on August 10, 2018 at Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jeffery J. Trujillo a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 10, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: REYES MANUEL GOMEZ Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-64 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Reyes Gomez, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 10, 2018, regarding his excessive use of the whip during the running of the 4th race on August 8, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(A) Use of riding crops. Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting his or her best efforts to win. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

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

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

Name: MARCO A FLORES Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-62 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Marco A. Flores having been duly notified appeared Telephonically the Board of Stewards on August 10, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Xochilts Eagle Kid”, entered in the 6th race on August 5, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Marco A. Flores a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 10, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-65 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alejandro Medellin having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 10, 2018, for standing up before the finish line with no cause in the 6th race on August 8, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13 (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 the prize money.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses, Alejandro Medellin, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before September 10, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 8/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-63 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Isidro Rodriquez having been duly notified appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 10, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter On) at time of entry for “Heza Wild Dragon”, entered in the 7th race on August 5, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

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

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

Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/10/2018
Ruling Text: Owner and Trainer: Jesus M. Soto., having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards, waived his right to a hearing, on August 8, 2018, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, in sample E276260, after it was collected from the horse “Kissin Coronas” which finished 2nd in the 1st race, July 1, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track; Jesus M. Soto waived his rights to a hearing. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and refused.

Licensee is found in violation of : 15.2.6.9(C)(1) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. 15.2.6.9(C)(3) NMAC: There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

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

      1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 11, 2018, through September 9, 2018, inclusive.
      2. Seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollar fine to paid on or before September 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.
      3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7), the horse “Kissin Coronas” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning July 17 , 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until it passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
      4. The horse “Kissin Coronas” is hereby disqualified from Second Place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on July 1, 2018 at the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. My Hearts Princess
                  2. Afirstvalianthero
                  3. Chicka Chicka
                  4. Lion Speed
                  5. Venetian Paradise
                  6. Essohess
                  7. Jess Dungarees
Unplaced “Kissin CoronasThis ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: JESUS J CARRETE Ruling Date: 8/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-60 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus J. Carrete having been duly notified telephonically and waived his hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 8, 2018 for failing to have the owner licensed for entry “Mister Alegre”, which resulted in a late scratch out of the 9th race on August 4, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12(X) Horse ineligable Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”. 16.47.1.10 (C)(17) Trainer Responsibility: 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”. 16.47.1.10 (C)(16) Trainer Responsibility The Trainer is responsible for disclosure of the true and entire ownership of each horse in their care, custody or control; any change in ownership must be reported immediately to, and approved by, the stewards and recorded by the racing secretary

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus J. Carrete a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 8, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

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

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

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

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

Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 8/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-59 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Rodolfo G. Valles, having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 5, 2018, for entering the horse “Boomtiderock” in a race at another track, which resulted in a scratch from the 4th race on August 5, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B) (7) No horse may be entered in more than one race (with the exception of stakes races) to be run on the same day at the same track on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted. If a horse is entered in more than one stakes race to be run on the same day, at the time of draw, the trainer must declare which race the horse will run in.

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

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

Name: TAMMY KAY JOHNSON Ruling Date: 8/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-57 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Tammy Kay Johnson having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 4, 2018 regarding a security citation for working unlicensed help (in the test barn) July 29, 2018, at The downs at Albuquerque Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

The Board of Stewards assessed Tammy kay Johnson a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before September 4, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JESUS J TOLEDO Ruling Date: 8/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-56 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/7/2018 Suspension End: 2/3/2019
Ruling Text: Owner Jesus Toledo appeared for a hearing before the board of Stewards on July 28, 2018 for Security Citation leading to probable cause for search of the tack room where Mr. Toledo stays on Friday 7/13/2018 and testing positive for Meth.

This conduct has resulted in charges against you, that you have violated the following Statutes or Rules: 16.47.1.17 HUMAN DRUG TESTING: B. Prohibited actions: All licensees shall be deemed to be exercising the privileges of their license, and to be subject to the requirements of these rules, when engaged in activities that could affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. C. Restricted activities: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee: (2) possesses, without a valid prescription, a controlled substance; (3) is intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; (5) has in his/her possession within the enclosure any equipment, products or materials of any kind which are used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled dangerous substance; (7) presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his/her body……… With regard to other controlled substances, presence of the drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of the drug for purposes of this paragraph………..

16.47.1.19 ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS: A. General: A licensee penalized or restricted pursuant to this chapter shall retain rights of due process with respect to any determination of alleged violations which may adversely affect the right to hold a license. If there has been an offense, under 16.47.1.17 NMAC, above, the procedures in Subsections B, C and D of 16.47.1.18 NMAC will be followed. B. First-time offenders: (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 months, placing the offender on probation for up to 90 days or ordering formal assessment and treatment.

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(i) conduct: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing 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.” For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Jesus Toledo a penalty as follows:

    1. A 180 day suspension of all NMAC licenses starting August 7, 2018 through February 3, 2019, inclusive.
    2. Other disciplinary action imposed is to undergo formal assessment and a treatment program.
    3. A formal contract indicating the elements of the treatment and follow-up program that will be completed by the licensee and, upon completion, certified to the board of stewards or the commission as completed.
    4. The licensee will be referred to the commission for reinstatement.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 8/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-55 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Javier Roman Jr. having been duly notified appeared Telephonically the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Genuinely Valiant”, entered in the 4th race on July 29, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier roman Jr. a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 3, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 8/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-53 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Richard Lull having been duly notified appeared and had his hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 29, 2018 for disrespect to an official in the Jockeys room.

Licensee is found to be in violation of : 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on 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. 16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Richard Lull a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ISAIAS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-54 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Isaias Enriquez having been duly notified appeared and had his hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2018 for disrespect to an official in the Jockeys room.

Licensee is found to be in violation of : 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on 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. 16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Isaias Enriquez a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 1, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-51 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jaime Aldavaz Jr. having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter On) at time of entry for “Echos Thru Fire”, entered in the 10th race on July, 21, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Aldavaz Jr. a penalty in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 29, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-52 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Esteban Ramirez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 2018, for contra ban found during a compliance search by the investigator in the stable area on July 28, 2018 and found to be in violation of NMRC rules.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.8 (B) TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS: (3) No person other than a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this jurisdiction and licensed by the commission, or a veterinary assistant licensed by the commission acting under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission: (b) any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration. 16.47.1.8 (E) : Agree to search and seizure Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law” 16.47.1.10 (B) ABSOLUTE INSURER 16.47.1.10 (C) (1) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: A trainer is responsible for the condition and contents of stalls, tack rooms, feed rooms, sleeping rooms and other areas which have been assigned by the association.

For this violation, considering mitigating circumstances the Board of Stewards issue the following penalty:

    1. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine The fine is to paid on or before August 29, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.
This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”

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

Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-49 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Estaban Ramirez having been duly notified appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Professor X”, entered in the 9th race on July 27, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Estaban Ramirez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 28, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: ALFREDO SIGALA Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-47 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 Alfredo S. Sigala, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 2018 for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “Van Zandt”in the 5th race on July 27,2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

The Board of Stewards hereby assessed, Alfredo S. Sigala, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 28, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JESUS J CARRETE Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-50 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus J. Carrete having been duly notified telephonically and waved a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 2018, for failure to appear in the paddock with entry,”Jess Mr Dinero”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 9th race on July 27, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race Track.

Licensee is found in violation of .

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus J. Carrete a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 28, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-44 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/25/2018 Suspension End: 1/23/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Carlos Acosta Jr, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Jayhoon” ( Test Sample #: NM 31259), who finished 1st in the 5th race on June 1, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and confirmed.

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

Carlos Acosta Jr. is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

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

    1. A 120 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 25, 2018, through January 22, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and will become effective immediately if those rulings are amended
    2. ($3000.00) Three Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 26, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “Jayhoon” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning June 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Carlos Acosta Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carlos Acosta Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

Name: CESAR NUNEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-45 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Cesar Nunez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2018. The hearing was in regarding a lab report from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “American Politics” (Test Sample #: NM31255), who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on June 1, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed.

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

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

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

        1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “American Politics” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning June 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “American Politics” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on June 1, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Ur a Nutrias Fury
                                2. Sr Ima Runaway
                                3. Meleros Terror
                                4. Crème Dela Cartel
                                5. A Super Sonic Boom
                                6. Famous She Is
Unplaced “American Politics” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: CESAR NUNEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-48 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Cesar Nunez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2018. The hearing was in regarding a lab report from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Jayhoon” (Test Sample #NM31259), who finished in 1st place in the 5th race on June 1, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and confirmed.

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

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

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

        1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Jayhoon” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning June 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Jayhoon” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on June 1, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Mountain Holme
                                2. Woodacoodadid
                                3. Brujito Nueve
                                4. The Natural Nine
                                5. Jo Perry Flash
                                6. Hesnowstevo
                                7. Discrete
                                8. Paint Your Eagle
                                9. Alluring Dash
Unplaced “Jayhoon”

Name: EDGAR S MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-46 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 Edgar Martinez, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 2018 for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “Lampon” in the 7th race on July 27,2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

The Board of Stewards hereby assessed, Edgar Martinez, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 28, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: YVONNE ARAGON Ruling Date: 7/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-43 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: Mutuel Employee Yvonne Aragon’s license is hereby rescinded without prejudice as she is no longer working as a mutuel employee. Yvonne Aragon also failed to disclose criminal/arrest history on her licensing application.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(F) CONDUCT The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Yvonne Aragon a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately July 28, 2018, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: PAUL A CHACON Ruling Date: 7/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-41 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Paul Chacon appear for a hearing before the board of Stewards on July 27, 2018 for a security citation issued on July 18, 2018 for intoxication while handling a horse after the 19th race.

This conduct has resulted in charges against you, that you have violated the following Statutes or Rules:

16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his/her body. With regard to alcohol, the results of a test showing a reading of more than .05 percent of alcohol in the blood, urine, saliva or other bodily fluids of licensees in non-safety sensitive positions shall be the criterion for a finding of alcohol present in the body. With regard to other controlled substances, presence of the drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of the drug for purposes of this paragraph. Licensees in safety sensitive positions, jockeys, starters, assistant starters, exercise riders, pony persons, ambulance personnel, and outriders are in violation of this rule if they have any measurable level of alcohol. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(i) conduct: Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing 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.”

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Paul Chacon a penalty of a fine in the amount of $100.00 One hundred dollars. This fine is to be paid on or before August 27. 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

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

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

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 27, 2018, through September 24, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($2000.00) Two Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 26, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “American Politics” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning June 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Carlos Acosta Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carlos Acosta Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

Name: JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 7/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-76 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer John A. Stinebaugh was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 22, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from July 15, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM33041. The test sample was taken from the second place finisher One Famous Stone” following the 12th race on May 26, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 56 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 41.8±2.4 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laborities on June 22, 2018.

Pedro Aguado and Jose J. Espinoza, the owners of record for horse “One Famous Stone”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is their FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For John A. Stinebaugh’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 22, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.8(T)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 8/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-76-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-76 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JOSE PANTOJA-SILVA Ruling Date: 7/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-39 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Jockey Agent license #287608 issued to Jose Pantoja-Silva is hereby rescinded without prejudice, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

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

Name: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-37 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: Ruling was in error.
Name: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-38 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2018 Suspension End: 8/24/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jacquelyn A. Bobroff, is hereby summarily suspended (effective immediately, July 20, 2018) after having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 20, 2018, for testing positive for methamphetamine (a prohibited substance) during a drug screening based upon reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. Per 16.47.1.17 (A)(1)

During said time of applicable suspension Jacquelyn A. Bobroff is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), pending the outcome of her hearing on July 29, 2018, at 9 am in the board of Stewards Office at the Downs of Albuquerque in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b).

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a): Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his/her body. With regard to alcohol, the results of a test showing a reading of more than .05 percent of alcohol in the blood, urine, saliva or other bodily fluids of licensees in non-safety sensitive positions shall be the criterion for a finding of alcohol present in the body. With regard to other controlled substances, presence of the drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of the drug for purposes of this paragraph. Licensees in safety sensitive positions, jockeys, starters, assistant starters, exercise riders, pony persons, ambulance personnel, and outriders are in violation of this rule if they have any measurable level of alcohol.

This Ruling is written in accordance with 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES No notice need be given as to onset or cessation of random testing. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: Alfonso Borrego Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-36 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfonso Borrego having been duly notified telephonically and waived a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 20, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers Off) at time of entry for “Mays O Mantle”, entered in the 19th race on May 18, 2018 at Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(10)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfonso Borrego a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 20, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: Joyce Harris Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-34 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Desmer J. Harris was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “16-Hydroxystanozolol” detected in the urine of the horse “One Foxy Babe” (Test Sample #: NM30566), who finished in 2nd place in the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Joyce Harris, was the trainer of record for horse “One Foxy Babe”, and was duly notified.

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

For Desmer J. Harris first Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “One Foxy Babe” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 3, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “One Foxy Babe” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Explosive Spy
                2. A Kiss for Mom
                3. McGoldie
                4. Sippin
                5. Contradiction
                6. Sunday Rose
                7. Woodacouldadid
                8. Black Jack Sue
Unplaced “One Foxy Babe” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.

Name: JOYCE A HARRIS Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-35 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Joyce Harris was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “16-Hydroxystanozolol” detected in the urine of the horse “One Foxy Babe” (Test Sample #: NM30566), who finished in 2nd place in the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Joyce Harris, was the trainer of record for horse “One Foxy Babe”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “One Foxy Babe” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 3, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “One Foxy Babe” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Explosive Spy
                2. A Kiss for Mom
                3. McGoldie
                4. Sippin
                5. Contradiction
                6. Sunday Rose
                7. Woodacouldadid
                8. Black Jack Sue
Unplaced “One Foxy Babe” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: JOYCE A HARRIS Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-31 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/21/2018 Suspension End: 8/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Joyce Harris was duly notified and waived her right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “16-Hydroxystanozolol” detected in the urine of horse “One Foxy Babe” (Test Sample #: NM30566), who finished in 2nd place in the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined.

Dezmer J. Harris and Joyce Harris, are the owners of record for horse “One Foxy Babe”, and were duly notified..

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

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 21, 2018, through August 19, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) Seven Hundred Fifty Dollar fine to paid on or before August 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/23/2018 Suspension End: 8/22/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Ruben Leyba was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Rg Miracle” (Test Sample #: NM30682), who finished in 2nd place in the 7th race on May 4, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined. Shirley Grisham and Lilly Leyba, are the owners of record for horse “Rg Miracle”, and was duly notified..

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

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

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

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: SHIRLEY ANN GRISHAM Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-32 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Shirley Grishim was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Rg Miracle” (Test Sample #: NM30682), who finished in 2nd place in the 7th race on May 04, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Ruben Leyba Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “Rg Miracle”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Rg Miracle” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Rg Miracle” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on May 04, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Cartels Star Daddy
                2. Go Daddy Gone
                3. Daddy Queen Cartel
                4. First Note Medley
                5. Passemupjesse
                6. Pjs Gonna Ro
                7. Heza Wild Dragon
                8. Jess Bordeaux
                9. First Moon Fire
Unplaced “Rg Miracle” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: LILLY A LEYBA Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-33 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Lilly Leyba was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Rg Miracle” (Test Sample #: NM30682), who finished in 2nd place in the 7th race on May 04, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

Ruben Leyba Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “Rg Miracle”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Rg Miracle” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Rg Miracle” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on May 04, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Cartels Star Daddy
                2. Go Daddy Gone
                3. Daddy Queen Cartel
                4. First Note Medley
                5. Passemupjesse
                6. Pjs Gonna Ro
                7. Heza Wild Dragon
                8. Jess Bordeaux
                9. First Moon Fire
Unplaced “Rg Miracle” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: HIPOLITO VASQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner A & H Construction (Hipolito Vasquez) was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 07, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Lethal Folly” (Test Sample #: NM32270), who finished in 3rd place in the 6th race on May11, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Jose R. Gonzalez Sr, was the trainer of record for horse “Lethal Folly”, and was duly notified.

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

For A & H Construction (Hipolito Vasquez) first Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Lethal Folly” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Lethal Folly” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on May 11, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Shezaliknthemselfies
                2. Jm Tacs Fast Prize
                3. Tres Seis Game
                4. Jess a Fast Prize
                5. High and Mightier
                6. Just Gimme a Reason
Unplaced “Lethal Folly” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: OSCAR VASQUEZ-ARENIVAR Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Oscar Vasquez Arenivar was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 07, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Presteejess” (Test Sample #: NM30665), who finished in 3rd place in the 1st race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018.

Jose R. Gonzalez Sr, was the trainer of record for horse “Presteejess”, and was duly notified.

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

For Oscar Vasquez Arenivar first Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Presteejess” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Presteejess” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Jayhoon
                2. Sixes Royal
                3. City Fire
                4. Jess Shantanstic
                5. Pauls Special Knight
                6. Rays Heavenly Trip
                7. Tawnie Port
                8. Move On Lizzy
Unplaced “Presteejess” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-29 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: Issued in error
Name: JASON MARVIN PERKINS Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-28 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jason Perkins having been duly notified telephonically and waved a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018, for failure to appear in the paddock with entry,”Big Time Thriller”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 1st race on July 8, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race Track.

Licensee is found in violation of .

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jason Perkins a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 8, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-55 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 9/23/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Emilio Cadena III was duly notified and responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 9, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs. The hearing was in regards to a court default judgment (3rd Judicial District State of New Mexico County of Dona Ana) for an outstanding financial obligation to trainer Fred Danley in the amount of $23,000.

The Board of Stewards hereby order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Emilio Cadena III be suspended starting July 9, 2018, and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to Fred Danley in the amount of $23,000. .

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

Licensee is found in Violation of and this ruling in written in accordance with:

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

Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-55-REST Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 9/23/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-55 - Restored to Good Standing Court Order see Emilio Cadena Jr
Name: RAMON MENDOZA Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-19 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon Mendoza having been duly notified and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 8, 2018, for missing Lasix for entry, “Nieves de Enero”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 9th race on July 7, 2018, at The Down at Albuquerque Racetrack.

Licensee is found in violation of .

15.2.6.9(D) (2) USE OF FUROSEMIDE IN DETENTION BARN The use of furosemide shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide shall be administered by the official veterinarian, the racing veterinarian, or practicing veterinarian no less than four hours prior to post in which the horse is entered. A horse qualified for furosemide administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the fourhour administration requirement specified above. After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock. 15.2.6.9(D) (3) USE OF FUROSEMIDE ON ASSOSIATION GROUNDS The use of furosemide shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is not utilized: furosemide shall be administered by the official veterinarian, the racing veterinarian, or practicing veterinarian no less than four hours prior to post in which a horse is entered; the horse must be logged in at the stable gate with time and location no less than one hour prior to administration; the furosemide dosage administered shall not exceed 500 milligrams nor be less than 150 milligrams; the trainer of the treated horse shall cause to be delivered to the official veterinarian or their designee no later than one hour prior to post time for the race for which the horse is entered the following information under oath on a form provided by the commission: the racetrack name, the date and time the furosemide was administered to the entered horse; the dosage amount of furosemide administered to the entered horse; the printed name and signature of the attending licensed veterinarian who administered the furosemide. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ramon Mendoza a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 7, 2018, 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 in written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-21-MOD Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/8/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-DAA-21 - Modified Ruling Richard Lull paid his fines and has been reinstated to good standings.
Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-21 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/8/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Richard Lull is hereby suspended, effective July 8, 2018, having failed to pay the ($200.00) Two hundred dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2018-SRP-81 and the ($200.00) Two Hundred Dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2018-SRP-79. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC 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, Richard Lull is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC.

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

Name: JULIO C CABALLERO Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-25 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Julio Cabellero was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 07, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” and Stanozolol the metabolite of 16-hydroxy-stanozolol detected in the horse “Flash of Victory” (Test Sample #: NM32272), who finished in 1st place in the 7th race on May 11, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Michael Megariz Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “Flash of Victory”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Flash of Victory” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Flash of Victory” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on May 11, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Mosheh
                2. Watching Nemo
                3. Flashin On By
                4. Jess Blazin Queen
                5. Hearts Rafaella
                6. My Moon Crest
                7. Ginuwine Buzz
                8. De Blazin Chick
Unplaced “Flash of Victory” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: JULIO C CABALLERO Ruling Date: 8/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-25-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-DAA-25 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8 B (1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Owner Julio Cabellero was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 07, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” and Stanozolol the metabolite of 16-hydroxy-stanozolol detected in the horse “Flash of Victory” (Test Sample #: NM32272), who finished in 1st place in the 7th race on May 11, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Michael Megariz Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “Flash of Victory”, and was duly notified. Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): For Julio Cabellero first Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows: 1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Flash of Victory” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test. 2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Flash of Victory” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on May 11, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows. 1. Mosheh 2. Watching Nemo 3. Flashin On By 4. Jess Blazin Queen 5. Hearts Rafaella 6. My Moon Crest 7. Ginuwine Buzz 8. De Blazin Chick Unplaced “Flash of Victory” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: LUIS A SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Luis A. Sanchez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 07, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Opener Storm” (Test Sample #: NM30674), who finished in 3rd place in the 4th race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24,2018.

Andres S. Gonzalez, was the trainer of record for horse “Opener Storm”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Opener Storm” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Opener Storm” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Sr Ima Runaway
                2. Bf One Sweet Memory
                3. Dannys Great Knight
                4. Frozen Star
                5. Tellers Eagle
                6. Rimen High
                7. A Bit of Piloto
                8. Miss Royal Jump
Unplaced “Opener Storm”

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

Name: MIKE JR. MEGARIZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/16/2018 Suspension End: 9/14/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Micheal Megariz Jr. was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Whos Your Senator” (Test Sample #: NM30669), who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on May 4, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018. Jorge L. and Jaime Morales, were the owners of record for the horse “Whos Your Senator”, and were duly notified..

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

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 16, 2018, through September 13, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($2000.00) Two Thousand Dollar fine to paid on or before August 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: MIKE JR. MEGARIZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2018 Suspension End: 1/12/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer: Micheal Megariz Jr. was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” and Stanozolol the metabolite of 16-hydroxy-stanozolol detected in the horse “Flash of Victory” (Test Sample #: NM32272), who finished in 1st place in the 7th race on May 11, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

Julio Cabellero, was the owner of record for the horse “Flash of Victory”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. A 120 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 14, 2018, through January 11, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. A ($3500.00) Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollar fine to paid on or before August 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-22 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/16/2018 Suspension End: 8/15/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Presteejess” (Test Sample #: NM30665), who finished in 3rd place in the 1st race on May 4, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018. Oscar Vasquez Arenivar, was the owner of record for the horse “Presteejess”, and was duly notified..

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

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 16, 2018, through August 14, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) Seven Hundred Fifty Dollar fine to paid on or before August 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-23 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/15/2018 Suspension End: 10/14/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Lethal Folly” (Test Sample #: NM32270), who finished in 3rd place in the 6th race on May 11, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

A&H Construction (Hipolito Vasquez), was the owner of record for the horse “Lethal Folly”, and was duly notified.

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

For Jose R. Gonzalez Sr‘s 2nd Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty ,issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 15, 2018, through October 13, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. A ($2000.00) Two Thousand Dollar fine to paid on or before August 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-23-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/15/2018 Suspension End: 10/14/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-DAA-23 - Modified Ruling: The end date for this suspension is incorrect. The correct date is 10-14-2018
Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/16/2018 Suspension End: 9/14/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Andres S. Gonzalez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Opener Storm” (Test Sample #: NM30674), who finished in 3rd place in the 4th race on May 4, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018. Luis A. Sanchez, was the owner of record for horse “Opener Storm”, and was duly notified..

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

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 16, 2018, through September 13, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($1500.00) Fifteen Hundred Dollar fine to paid on or before August 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-13 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Estaban Ramirez having been duly notified appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018, for sending an unauthorized person to the test barn with his entry Westa after the 2nd race on July 6, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.10 (A)(4)REPORTING TO THE TEST BARN: 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 Estaban Ramirez a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 6, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JAIME MORALES-PORTILLO Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jaime Morales was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 07, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Whos Your Senator” (Test Sample #: NM30669), who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018. Michael Megariz Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “Whos Your Senator”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Whos Your Senator” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Whos Your Senator” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Mystoli
                2. Little Bit James
                3. Streakin Vago
                4. Tempting Love
                5. Jg La Jefa
                6. Ebonys Cartel
                7. Scootin Pyc
                8. Regard the Chicks
                9. Painted Bridge
Unplaced “Whos Your Senator” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: LUIS ALONSO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-15 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis Alonso Gutierrez Jr., having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative regarding the 4th race on July 1, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Luis Alonso Gutierrez Jr. a penalty of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 7, 2018 once with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: ANTHONY F MONTOYA Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-12 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Anthony Montoya having been duly notified and appeared July 6, 2018 to waive his right for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 13, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for “Ur My Baby Doll”, entered in the 6th race on June 29, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Anthony Montoya a penalty in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 6, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: LUKE ARLEN McCULLY Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-11 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 Security Staff license (# 289835) issued to Luke McCully is hereby rescinded without prejudice, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

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

Name: MARK A ROYBAL Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-8 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: This ruling was done in Error
Name: KEVIN ANDREW LEWIS Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-7 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Trainer license issued to Kevin Lewis applicant # 20948 appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 27, 2018 is hereby rescinded without prejudice. He is no longer working as a Trainer.

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

Name: KEVIN ANDREW LEWIS Ruling Date: 9/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-7-MOD Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-DAA-7 - Modified Ruling The correct license number is #289409
Name: ALEJANDRO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Alejandro Chavez, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on June 23, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 31284 taken from the horse “Blazing Away” following the 8th race, on June 2, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.52 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Alejandro Chavez. Pedro Gutierrez-Marquez is the owner of record for horse Blazing Away”. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

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

    1. A ($250) Two Hundred Fifty dollar fine to be paid on or before July 24, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: PEDRO GUTIERREZ-MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Pedro Gutierrez-Marquez, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the Board Of Stewards on June 23, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 31284 taken from the horse “Blazing Away” following the 8th race, on June 2, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.52 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined.

Alejandro Chavez is the Trainer of record for horse “Blazing Away”.

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

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

        1. A Written Warning.
        2. There is no change to the original order of finish of the 8th race on June 2, 2018. The purse distribution is as follows.
                                1. Blazing Away
                                2. Casablanca Hot
                                3. Golden Canyon
                                4. Storminrightthru
                                5. Sabotare
                                6. Golden Mile
This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES (4) Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so.

Name: JOE E. RUIZ Ruling Date: 6/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-4 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Joe E. Ruiz, having been duly notified, and having failed to appear, had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on May 12, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol”, and the (Class 4 penalty C-Minor) presence of more than one NSAID, detected in horse “Trip to The Jungle”( Test Sample #: NM10125), who finished FIRST place in the 4th race on December 21, 2014, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer Joe E. Ruiz and confirmed by LSU, with the Clenbuteraol level below the threshold at the time. Therefore only the Stacking violation will apply.

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

For Joe E. Ruiz’s FIRST Class 4-C Minor medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows

1. A ($500.00) Five Hundred Dollar fine to paid on or before July 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: 2. No change in the official order of finish.

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

Name: ADAN FUENTES Ruling Date: 6/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-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: Adan Fuentes appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 22, 2018 and the Assistant Trainer license applicant #3127 issued July 21, 2017 is hereby rescinded without prejudice as of June 26, 2018.

Narrative: The Commission advised that the stipulations made July 22, 2017 are no longer in effect. Mr. Fuentes is no longer working for Justin Evans. The stipulations were stated as the following: Adan Fuentes was Issued a Probationary Asst. Trainers License, having been licensed since 2001 as Jockey, Groom and Exercise Rider. (also recommeded by Justin Evans and Dick Cappellucci). (b) Shall be required to pass a written examination before obtaining a trainer's license Mr. Fuentes was issued a 1 yr probationary Asst Trainers License. Working for Justin Evans. 16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS: L. Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license: (4) If a license is suspended or revoked by the commission or stewards pursuant to these rules the commission or stewards may probate all or any portion of the suspension. (a) The order or ruling entered placing a licensee on probation shall state the specific probationary period and the terms and conditions of the probation. (c) If the commission or stewards determine the licensee has failed to comply with the terms of the probation, the probation may be revoked on three days’ notice to the licensee and the licensee may be required to appear before the New Mexico racing commission. Failure to comply with the terms of the probation may subject the licensee to additional disciplinary action.

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

Name: ARNULFO PERALTA ARAIZA Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-1 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Trainer’s License (20673) issued to Arnulfo Araiza is hereby rescinded without prejudice as he has appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 22, 2018, and stated that he no longer works in this capacity. Arnulfo Araiza is hereby issued a Clerk of Scales License.

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

Name: LEE JOHN GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-102 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/9/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Lee Gutierrez, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Woodacoodadid”( Test Sample #: NM 32275), who was scratched from the 8th race on May 11, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Lee Gutierrez, and declined.

Anthony C. Chavez, owner of record for horse “Woodacoodadid”. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 11, 2018, through September 8, 2018, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. ($1500.00) Fifteen Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before July 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 16, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Lee Gutierrez. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Lee Gutierrez. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."

15.2.1.9(B)(9)b: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: LEE JOHN GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-104 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Lee Gutierrez, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive”( Test Sample #: NM 30712), who finished 2nd in the 1st race on May 6, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Lee Gutierrez, and confirmed by Industrial Labs.

Lee Gutierrez, is the trainer of record for horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive”. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

For Lee Gutierrez's FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d), the horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning May 16th, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive” is hereby disqualified from 2nd Place and ordered unplaced from the1st race on May 6, 2018 at Sunray Park for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Swizzlon Moments
                2. Cartel for Reel
                3. El Tarasco
                4. Shes a Hard Ten
                5. Mister Jesstified
                6. And Its Showtime
                7. Roses for Sixes
                8. Majorly First
                9. Mr See You
Unplaced “Isaiahcoltfortyfive”

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 15.2.1.9(B)(9)b: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 5/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-86 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/4/2018 Suspension End: 5/11/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jacquelyn Bobroff, having been summoned and having Mike Ybarra appear and represent her before Board of Stewards May 27, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 8th race on May 26, 2018 , while aboard “Quick N Quiet”. (Going into the first turn Jacquelyn Bobroff’s horse lugged into the path of the “#6 Teton” causing tight quarters and the #6 had to check)

censee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed Jacquelyn Bobroff a suspension of 7 calendar days beginning (June 4th and ending June 11th 2018. ). The terms of this suspension shall not prohibit Jacquelyn Bobroff from participating in designated race days.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 5/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-30 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/5/2018 Suspension End: 5/11/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jacquelyn Bobroff, having been summoned and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 5, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 9th race on May 4, 2018 , while aboard #3 “Big PaPi Cartel” which resulted in her mount being disqualified from 2nd place to 10th place. (After leaving the gate (allowed her mount to drift out making contact with #4, continuing to lug out forcing a chain reaction into the #4 #5 #6 interfering with their forward progress and placing.)

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jacquelyn Bobroff a suspension of 7 calendar days (May 5, 2018 through May 11, 2018). Jacquelyn Bobroff is allowed to ride designated races.

Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-24-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/4/2018 Suspension End: 9/23/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SRP-24 - Restored to Good Standing

Paid $1500.00 915-256-6883

Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 5/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-24 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/4/2018 Suspension End: 9/23/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Emilio Cadena III having been duly notified and having a telephonic hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 4th, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation (court judgment) to Janes Gubanski in the amount of $1,926.30 plus 8.75% interest for services rendered.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Emilio Cadena III be immediately suspended starting March 4th, 2017 and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to Janes Gubanski in the amount of $1,926.30 plus 8.75% interest for services rendered. .

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

This ruling in written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-17-REST Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/28/2018 Suspension End: 9/22/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SRP-17 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 4/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-17 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/28/2018 Suspension End: 9/22/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Fernando Carrete, is hereby suspended effective immediately, April 28, 2018 after having been notified by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, that Fernando Carrete is Summarily Suspended as of April 28, 2018 for a horse medication violation.

During said time of applicable suspension Fernando Carrete is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), pending the outcome of his hearing by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(22).

This Ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(C)(22): Rulings in other jurisdictions.

              1. Reciprocity. The stewards shall honor rulings from other pari-mutuel jurisdictions regarding license suspensions, revocation or eligibility of horses.
              2. Appeals of reciprocal rulings. Persons subject to rulings in other jurisdictions shall have the right to request a hearing before the commission to show cause why such ruling should not be enforced in this jurisdiction. Any request for such hearing must clearly set forth in writing the reasons for the appeal.

This Ruling is also written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-236 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/8/2018 Suspension End: 5/8/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Carlos Alvidrez was duly notified represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 8, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Tempting Colt” (Test Sample #: NM28635), who finished 1st place in the 8th race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Carlos Alvidrez.

Jaime Bujanda-Payan, the owner of record for horse “Tempting Colt”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. This is Jaime Bujanda-Payan’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

Finding of Facts:

    • Carlos Alvidrez was the Absolute Insurer and trainer of record at the time of the violation.
    • Tempting Colt” did participate in and won the 8th race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, with the prohibited drug “clenbuterol” in his system.
    • Clebuterol is zero tolerance.
    • The certificate of analysis from UC/Davis, detecting clenbuterol in sample NM28635, is Prima Facie Evidence which by definition is “evidence that, until its effect is overcome by other evidence, will suffice as proof of fact in issue” (15.2.1.7(P)(11)definitions beginning the letter “P”).
    • Carlos Alvidrez failed to request a split sample in 48 hours after being notified of the positive test. Per 15.2.6.10 (D)(2) Storage and shipment of split samples, failure to request a split sample shall be considered a positive test.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 8, 2018, through May 7, 2018 inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: GASTON FLORAS VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-238 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/18/2018 Suspension End: 5/18/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Gaston Valenzuela was duly notified represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 8, 2018 . The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Expect A Storm” (Test Sample #: NM28574), who finished 1st place in the 8th race on January 13, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on February 6, 2018.

Noe Amaya, the owner of record for horse “Expect A Storm”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. This is Noe Amaya’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

Finding of Facts:

    • Gaston Valenzuela was the Absolute Insurer and trainer of record at the time of the violation.
    • Expect A Storm” did participate in and won the 8th race on January 13, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, with the prohibited drug “clenbuterol” in his system.
    • Clebuterol is zero tolerance.
    • Gaston Valenzuela was afforded his due process by sending his split sample to Industrial Laboratories, where clenbuterol was confirmed in the sample.
    • Approximately 14 horses were sent to the test barn on January 13, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.Expect A Storm” was the only horse that tested positive for Clenbuterol or any other drug.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 18, 2018, through May 17, 2018 inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Gaston Valenzuela is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gaston Valenzuela are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Gaston Valenzuela must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.

Name: JAIME BUJANDA Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-237 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jaime Bujanda-Payan was duly notified represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 8, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Tempting Colt” (Test Sample #: NM28635), who finished 1st place in the 8th race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Carlos Alvidrez.

Carlos Alvidrez, the trainer of record for horse “Tempting Colt”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. This is Carlos Alvidrez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Jaime Bujanda-Payan’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A ($5,000.00) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Tempting Colt” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning February 6, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    3. The horse “Tempting Colt” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Highest Return
                2. Southern Temptation
                3. Stoli Elit
                4. Cool Cash 123
                5. The Louisiana Rocket
                6. Sweet Splenda
                7. California Gurl
                8. Fire N Dice
                9. Frenemy
Unplaced “Tempting ColtLicensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures WAn 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.
Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-205 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/7/2018 Suspension End: 6/6/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Jackie Sanchez, was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 30, 2018. The hearing was in regard Jackie Sanchez failing to report, at the designated time, to the Sunland Park Test Barn Facility for out of competition testing on March 10, 2018, with horse “Azooming Streak”, who was selected for out of competition testing.

MIDIGATING CICUMSTANCES:

    1. The horse “Azooming Streak” reported to the test barn after the designated time.

After considering the mitigating circumstances, the Board of Stewards hereby suspends any/all NMRC licenses belonging to Jackie Sanchez for a period of 60 days starting April 7, 2018, through June 5, 2018, inclusive.

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

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

15.2.6.9 J (1) (a-e)OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/ 15.2.6.9 J (7) (a)(b) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/ 15.2.6.9 J (8) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING

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

Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-206 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/6/2018 Suspension End: 8/5/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Jackie Sanchez, was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 30, 2018. The hearing was in regard Jackie Sanchez failing to report, at the designated time, to the Sunland Park Test Barn Facility for out of competition testing on March 10, 2018, with horse “Cil”, who was selected for out of competition testing.

MIDIGATING CICUMSTANCES:

    1. The horse “Cil” reported to the test barn after the designated time.

After considering the mitigating circumstances, the Board of Stewards hereby suspends any/all NMRC licenses belonging to Jackie Sanchez for a period of 60 days to run consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-205, June 6, 2018, through August 5, 2018, inclusive.

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

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

15.2.6.9 J (1) (a-e)OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/ 15.2.6.9 J (7) (a)(b) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/ 15.2.6.9 J (8) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING

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

Name: JAIME BUJANDA Ruling Date: 3/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-124 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 Jaime Bujanda-Payan was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on February 24, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Valiant Force” (Test Sample #: NM29597), who finished 1st place in the 2nd race on December 9, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to TVMDL on January 24, 2018.

Earl Armstrong, the trainer of record for horse “Valiant Force”, was duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing. This is Earl Armstrong’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Jaime Bujanda-Payan’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Valiant Force” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 20, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Valiant Force” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 2nd race on December 9, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Smilinlikeahero
                2. Brace for Lg
                3. Smith Jerrod
                4. First Prize Down
                5. Million Dollar Minds
                6. Offended
                7. Dsn Gig Em Affiw
                8. Chicks N Politics
                9. Jack Valiant
Unplaced “Valiant ForceLicensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 2/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NP-10 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/17/2018 Suspension End: 8/20/2018
Ruling Text:
Susp Pending Appearance before the Board of Judges
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 2/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NP-10-CC Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/17/2018 Suspension End: 8/20/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-NP-10 - Case Continued
Name: EFRAIN GONZALEZ VIGI Ruling Date: 12/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-244 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/2/2018 Suspension End: 9/14/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey EFRAIN GONZALEZ-VIGI is hereby suspended, effective January 2, 2017, for failing to pay the ($200) two hundred dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2017-ZIA-188.

During said time of applicable suspension, EFRAIN GONZALEZ-VIGI is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21) Exclusion.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered

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

Name: GASTON FLORAS VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 12/5/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-218 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Gaston Valenzuela, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 4, 2017, for submitting multiple claims for entry “MIGHTY BROWN” which resulted in four claims being voided in the 9th race on November 5, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Gaston Valenzuela a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars, ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 5, 2018, 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: 15.2.4.8(E)(5) CLAIMING RACES PROHIBITIONS A person shall not claim more than one horse in a race. No authorized agent shall submit more than one claim for the same horse in a race, even if the authorized agent represents several owners.

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

Name: SHEREE Y CANNON Ruling Date: 9/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Jerry Cannon and Sheree Cannon having been noticed telephonically for an informal hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 10, 2017, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Belly Button Who”(Test Sample #: NM27783), who finished 3rd place in the 4th race on August 12, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by their trainer Rodolfo Valles. Rodolfo Valles, the trainer of record for horse “Belly Button Who”, waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing. This is Rodolfo Valles’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Owners Jerry Cannon and Sheree Cannon’s First Class 3B medication violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Belly Button Who” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning August 24, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Belly Button Who” is hereby disqualified from THIRD PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on August 12, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. On the Low Down
                2. PJ’s Gold
                3. The Great Dome
                4. Sparky Wo
                5. Rio Innoko
                6. Gee Whiz Who
                7. Southwestern Charm
Unplaced “Belly Button Who

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: SHEREE Y CANNON Ruling Date: 9/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-3-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-ZIA-3 - Modified Penalty15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules.

Owners Jerry Cannon and Sheree Cannon having been noticed telephonically for an informal hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 10, 2017, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Belly Button Who”(Test Sample #: NM27783), who finished 3rd place in the 4th race on August 12, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by their trainer Rodolfo Valles. Rodolfo Valles, the trainer of record for horse “Belly Button Who”, waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing. This is Rodolfo Valles’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Owners Jerry Cannon and Sheree Cannon’s First Class 3B medication violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

        1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Belly Button Who” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning August 24, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        2. The horse “Belly Button Who” is hereby disqualified from THIRD PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race (Trials) on August 12, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. On the Low Down
                                2. PJ’s Gold
                                3. The Great Dome
                                4. Sparky Wo
                                5. Rio Innoko
                                6. Gee Whiz Who
                                7. Southwestern Charm
Unplaced “Belly Button Who” 3. Per 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(d) Positive Test Trial Race and 15.2.6.9(A)(7) Medication Violation Trial Race Penalty, the horse “Belly Button Who” was scratched from the 9th race on September 4, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs (Rio Grande Senor Thoroughbred Futurity) and must return last place finisher money in the amount of two thousand and thirty one dollars ($2,031.00). Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with Per 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(d) Positive Test Trial Race If a positive test arises in a trial race, the horse is eligible for entry into a race for which the trial was conducted unless that positive test requires the horse to be placed on the steward’s list pursuant to Subsection C of 15.2.6.9 NMAC. The purse for both the trial and the race for which the trial was conducted will be held until the case has been adjudicated. 15.2.6.9(A)(7) Medication Violation Trial Race Penalty When the penalty assessed against a licensee for a medication or drug violation in a trial race results in a disqualification and loss of purse, the licensee is subject to the same penalties for any race for which the trial race was conducted.15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: ANTONIO ARELLANO Ruling Date: 8/24/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-43 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/20/2017 Suspension End: 9/19/2018
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held for Groom Antonio Arellano on August 19, 2017 in the Steward’s Office on the backside of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.  The hearing was to determine if Groom Arellano was in violation of IRGC rules of racing by failing to provide full disclosure of criminal information on his 2017-2019 IRGC license application.
 
The Board received an Iowa Department of Public Safety DCI Gaming Unit report dated 7-1-17 stating Antonio Arellano was convicted of the following offenses:  09/2002 burglary of habitation,04/2004  evading arrest, 03/2010 evading arrest, 07/2015 assault on family member and trespass .  The above mentioned occurred in the State of Texas.  Antonio Arellano failed to list said convictions on his 2017-2019 IRGC license application.
 
Antonio Arellano was duly notified of his hearing and failed to respond.  Therefore, Groom Antonio Arellano is hereby suspended pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards and providing documentation for the above listed offenses.
Name: DANNY EDWARD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 8/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-73 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Danny E. Martinez having been duly notified, appeared, and had his hearing held, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2017, for failure to have his entry,” Mercedes Starlett” in the paddock at the designated time for the 1ST race on August 18,2017, at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Danny E. Martinez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 18, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: DAVID PORRAS ALANIZ Ruling Date: 7/1/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-8 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner PBT Racing LLC (David Alaniz), was duly notified, and failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 30, 2017. The hearing was in regard to a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for drug “Caffeine” (drug class 2, penalty B) detected in horse “Gbh Gunsmoke” (Test Sample NM23937), who finished 1st in the 9th race on February 17, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Caffeine at a level of 461 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for Caffeine of 100 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Alfredo Sanchez.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". For David Alaniz’s 2nd Penalty B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(c) and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

        1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the horse “Gbh Gunsmoke” must pass a commission-approved drug test before becoming eligible to be entered.
        2. The horse “Gbh Gunsmoke” did not qualify for the Finals, no further action required.
        3. The horse “Gbh Gunsmoke” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE in the West Texas Maturity Trial and ordered unplaced from the 9th Race on February 17, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                        1. May Be Fantastic Sa
                        2. Walken to the Moon
                        3. Rocky El Roble
                        4. Tf Im That Guy
                        5. Jm Disco Rey
                        6. Silk Cartel
                        7. The Ocean King
                        8. King Kamahamaha
                        9. Sweet Solid Rock
                        10. Abbys Zoomer
Unplaced “Gbh Gunsmoke

This ruling is written in accordance with Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page #2/15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority / 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: COSME VELASQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 17-RP-65A Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/5/2017 Suspension End: 8/2/2017
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED OWNER/TRAINER COSME VELASQUEZ, JR. HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "MY SECRET HABIT" 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 2ND RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2017, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG, "CLENBUTEROL". BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, MR. VELASQUEZ SHALL BE SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING WITH THE OHRC FOR 90 DAYS, BEGINNING 5/5/2017 THROUGH 8/2/2017, AND RP BOARD OF STEWARDS STATE THAT HE SHALL ALSO BE FINED $1500.00. ALSO, THE HORSE SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 1ST PLACE AND REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 2ND RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2017. DURING THE TERM OF MR. VELASQUEZ SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: LANCE C HIE Ruling Date: 6/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 13-2017 DE Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 13-2017

Groom Lance C. Hie, RCI: 980823, DOB 6/30/1963, is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for Fire Safety Violation (smoking in barn 29). Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 5.26, and 5.26.1.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official rulings are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly.)

Name: JOSE ALFREDO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-5-FO1 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING: 2017-COMM-5-FO TRACK: Commission Office DATE: June 22, 2018 Pursuant to the attached Order issued by the Honorable Nancy J. Franchini, District Court Judge, the Court reverses the decision of the New Mexico Racing Commission's Decision & Order Ruling 2017-COMM-5 in the matter of JOSE A. GONZALEZ (Application ID# 29031). WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the District Court Decision; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the District Court Decision; THEREFORE, it is ordered that Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez's offense for Sample #NM14852 pertaining to the horse "Go Autumn Go" which placed 1st in the 7th race at SunRay Park Racetrack on August 2, 2015 and as to Sample #NM14905 pertaining to the horse "Copes My Goat" which placed 2nd in the 5th race at SunRay Park Racetrack on August 8, 2015, for prohibited substance Nikethamide/ N-ethylnicotinamide ; Decision and Order Ruling 2017-COMM-5 is rescinded and JOSE A. GONZALEZ (Application ID# 29031) is eligible for licensure. BY THE ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
Name: JOSE ALFREDO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 4/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-5 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DECISION AND ORDER
 
            WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) on April 13, 2017, on review of the hearing officer’s report regarding the above named Appellant;
           WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice;
           WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer’s report and all related hearing material;
 WHEREAS, the hearing officer’s report is attached to this Decision and Order;
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law incorporated herein by reference;
WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant’s actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules;
WHEREAS the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the findings of violations on behalf of Appellant;
WHEREAS the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer, incorporated herein and to incorporate additional conditions.
 
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez offense Sample NM14852 pertaining to horse “Go Autumn Go” and as to Sample NM14905 pertaining to horse “Copes My Goat,” Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Nikethamide/N-ethylnicotinamide) in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant, the Owners, and the horse “Go Autumn Go” and “Copes My Goat,” shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows:
      1. Appellant Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez is assessed a fine in the amount of $25,000 for the first offense pertaining to  “Go Autumn Go” and $50,000 for the second offense pertaining to “Copes My Goat”. The total fine of $75,000 is to be paid in one lump sum prior to appearing before the Commission as set forth in IV below;
      2. Appellant Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez is assessed a suspension of one (1) year for the first offense pertaining to “Go Autumn Go” and is assessed a suspension of three (3) years for the second offense pertaining to “Copes My Goat”. The total assessed suspension is four (4) years, to run consecutively;
      3. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez must retake and pass the trainer’s test prior to the four (4) year suspension of his license being lifted;
      4. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez must personally appear before the Commission prior to the suspension of the license being lifted and after having taken and passed the trainer’s test. Appellant Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez must request to be placed on the Agenda;
      5. Appellant Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez is not allowed on the grounds of the Association under the jurisdiction of the NM Racing Commission during his suspension;
      6. In regards to Owner, Jose Gonzalez for the first offense for the positive test of Nikethamide/N-ethylnicotinamide Sample NM14905 pertaining to horse “Copes My Goat” which placed 2nd in the 5th race at the Sun Ray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM on August 8, 2015 the penalty imposed shall be disqualification and loss of the purse, and “Copes My Goat” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for ninety (90) days;
      7. In regards to the Owner, Douglas L. Lee for the first offense for the positive test of Nikethamide/N-ethylnicotinamide Sample NM14852 pertaining to horse “Go Autumn Go,” which placed 1st in the 7th race at the Sun Ray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM on August 2, 2015 the penalty shall be disqualification and loss of the purse and “Go Autumn Go” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for ninety (90) days; and for the second offense for the positive test of Nikethamide/N-ethylnicotinamide Sample NM14905 pertaining to horse “Copes My Goat” which placed 2nd in the 5th race at the Sun Ray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM on August 8, 2015 the penalty shall be disqualification and loss of the purse,” and “Copes My Goat” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for one-hundred (120) days;
      8.  “Go Autumn Go” must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission; and
      9. “Copes My Goat” must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.
This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Jose A. Gonzalez in accordance with law.  This Order will take effect on May 5, 2017. A person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: ____________                         _________________________________
                                                            Chairman Ray Willis
     
 
Name: JOSE ALFREDO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-5-FO Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-Comm-5 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: DAVID PORRAS ALANIZ Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-188 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 PBT Racing LLC (David Alaniz), was duly notified, failed appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017. The hearing was in regard to a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for drug “Caffeine” (drug class 2, penalty B) detected in horse “Cd Josey Wales”(Test Sample NM25018), who finished 9th place in the 7th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Caffeine at a level of 215 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for Caffeine of 100 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Alfredo Sanchez. Alfredo Sanchez, the trainer of record for horse “Cd Josey Wales”, was duly notified, failed to appear or be represented by his attorney Gene Chavez, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendation and 15.2.6.9 (B)(5) Penalty Recommendation-Multiple Violations, This is Mr. Sanchez’s SIXTH Penalty B medication violation in a lifetime . For David Alaniz’s FIRST Penalty B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(c) and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the horse “Cd Josey Wales” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
    2. The horse “Cd Josey Wales” is hereby disqualified from NINTH PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Karis Motor Boat
                2. Southern Temptation
                3. Okie Paint Job
                4. Fredfree
                5. Crème Dela Cartel
                6. Ms Elegant Eyes
                7. Jp a Roaring Lion
                8. Lovely Lily Rose
                9. Vodka Rocks
Unplaced “Cd Josey WalesLicensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C) Environmental contaminants and substances of human use: Regulatory Threshold for Caffeine- 100 ng/ml of plasma or serum/15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations /15.2.6.9 (B)(5) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner. This ruling is written in accordance with Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page #2/15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority / 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-189-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2019 Suspension End: 4/3/2021
Ruling Text: DECISION AND ORDER - WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on August 23, 2018, on review of the hearing officer's report regarding the above named Trainer and Owners; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law incorporated herein by reference; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Trainer's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the findings of violations on behalf of Trainer; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer, incorporated herein, and incorporating additional conditions. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez offense Sample #NM25022 pertaining to the horse "Gonna Rock You", Trainer Sanchez is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Clenbuterol and Caffeine) in the above named horse he is training. As such, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owner Jesus Zubia shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows: All suspensions are to run consecutively and each violation carries its own fine. Sample No. NM25022 for "Gonna Rock You" I. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for the first violation, to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; II. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the third violation to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; III. A One hundred eighty (180) day suspension for the first violation and a year (365 days) suspension for the third violation; IV. Appellant Owner Jesus Zubia will be assessed a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine. V. Gonna Rock You be disqualified and unplaced in the 9th race at Sunland Park Race Track in Sunland Park, New Mexico on February 24, 2017. VI. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, and any race animal owned or trained by or under the care of supervision of Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, be excluded from any and all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission during all periods of suspension and/or license revocation. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez offense Sample #NM25018 pertaining to the horse "CD Josey Wales", Trainer Sanchez is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Caffeine) in the above named horse he is training. As such, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owner David Alaniz shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows: Sample No. NM25018 for "CD Josey Wales" I. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the second offense violations, to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; II. A sixty (60) day suspension for the second violation; III. CD Josey Wales be disqualified and unplaced in the 7th race at Sunland Park Race Track in Sunland Park, New Mexico on February 24, 2017. IV. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, and any race animal owned or trained by or under the care or supervision of Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, be excluded from any and all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission during all periods of suspension and/or license revocation. V. Following the entirety of the suspension period encompassing all suspensions stated above, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez must retake and pass the trainer's test prior to the suspension of his license being lifted. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owners Jesus Zubia and David Alaniz. This Order will take effect on the date this Order was signed by the Commission. A person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA within 30 days of the date that this Order was signed by the Commission. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: 9/21/18 by: Chairman Ray Willis
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-187-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2018 Suspension End: 4/3/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-187 - Ruling Final OutcomeDECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on August 23, 2018, on review of the hearing officer's report regarding the above named Trainer and Owners; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law incorporated herein by reference; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Trainer's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the findings of violations on behalf of Trainer; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer, incorporated herein, and incorporating additional conditions. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez offense Sample #NM25022 pertaining to the horse "Gonna Rock You", Trainer Sanchez is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Clenbuterol and Caffeine) in the above named horse he is training. As such, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owner Jesus Zubia shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows: All suspensions are to run consecutively and each violation carries its own fine. Sample No. NM25022 for "Gonna Rock You" I. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for the first violation, to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; II. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the third violation to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; III. A One hundred eighty (180) day suspension for the first violation and a year (365 days) suspension for the third violation; IV. Appellant Owner Jesus Zubia will be assessed a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine. V. Gonna Rock You be disqualified and unplaced in the 9th race at Sunland Park Race Track in Sunland Park, New Mexico on February 24, 2017. VI. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, and any race animal owned or trained by or under the care of supervision of Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, be excluded from any and all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission during all periods of suspension and/or license revocation. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez offense Sample #NM25018 pertaining to the horse "CD Josey Wales", Trainer Sanchez is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Caffeine) in the above named horse he is training. As such, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owner David Alaniz shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows: Sample No. NM25018 for "CD Josey Wales" I. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the second offense violations, to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; II. A sixty (60) day suspension for the second violation; III. CD Josey Wales be disqualified and unplaced in the 7th race at Sunland Park Race Track in Sunland Park, New Mexico on February 24, 2017. IV. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, and any race animal owned or trained by or under the care or supervision of Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, be excluded from any and all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission during all periods of suspension and/or license revocation. V. Following the entirety of the suspension period encompassing all suspensions stated above, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez must retake and pass the trainer's test prior to the suspension of his license being lifted. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owners Jesus Zubia and David Alaniz. This Order will take effect on the date this Order was signed by the Commission. A person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA within 30 days of the date that this Order was signed by the Commission. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: 9/21/18 BY Chairman Ray Willis
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-189 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2019 Suspension End: 4/3/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfredo Sanchez (currently under a summary suspension, refer to rulings 2017-SUN-131 and 2017-SUN-138, concerning test sample numbers NM23933 and NM23937) was duly notified, failed appear or be represented by his attorney Gene Chavez, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017. The hearing was in regard to a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the drugs “Caffeine” (drug class 2, penalty B) and “Clenbuterol” (PROHIBITED Class 3 ,Penalty B) detected in horse “Gonna Rock You”(Test Sample NM25022), who finished 1st place in the 9th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Caffeine at a level of 395 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for Caffeine of 100 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C)). In accordance with 15.2.6.9(C)(3)PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES, Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Alfredo Sanchez. Jesus E. Zubia , the owner of record for horse “Gonna Rock You”, was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendation, this is Mr. Zubia’s THIRD Penalty B medication violation in a lifetime . Considering AGGRIVATING CURCUMSTANCES, for Alfredo Sanchez’s SEVENTH Penalty B medication violation (15.2.6.9 (B)(5)Penalty Recommendations-Multiple Violations) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(c) and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 2 year suspension (1year for clenbuterol and 1 year for caffeine) of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-187, April 4, 2019, through April 3, 2021, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed.
    2. ($10,000) ten thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before May 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC ( In accordance with the Penalty Reccomendations, Mr. Sanchez was fined $5,000 for the clenbuterol violation and an additional $5,000 for the caffeine violation). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Gonna Rock You” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning March 16, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Gonna Rock You” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. First Duke
                2. Jumpn Dash N Go
                3. Mr Investment Junior
                4. Apollitical Flight
                5. Jesse Art
                6. Aamos Moses
                7. Valiant Meltdown
                8. This Blue Is for You
                9. He Has Another Chick
Unplaced “Gonna Rock YouDuring 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-c), and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f). 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.:Licensee is found in violation of15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C) Environmental contaminants and substances of human use: Regulatory Threshold for Caffeine- 100 ng/ml of plasma or serum/15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations /15.2.6.9 (B)(5) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner. This ruling is written in accordance with Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page #2/15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-187 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2018 Suspension End: 4/3/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfredo Sanchez (currently under a summary suspension, refer to rulings 2017-SUN-131 and 2017-SUN-138, concerning test sample numbers NM23933 and NM23937) was duly notified, failed appear or be represented by his attorney Gene Chavez, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017. The hearing was in regard to a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for drug “Caffeine” (drug class 2, penalty B) detected in horse “Cd Josey Wales”(Test Sample NM25018), who finished 9th place in the 7th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Caffeine at a level of 215 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for Caffeine of 100 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Alfredo Sanchez. PBT Racing LLC (David Alaniz) , the owner of record for horse “Cd Josey Wales”, was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendation, this is Mr. Alaniz’s FIRST Penalty B medication violation in a lifetime . Considering AGGRIVATING CURCUMSTANCES, for Alfredo Sanchez’s SIXTH Penalty B medication violation (15.2.6.9 (B)(5)Penalty Recommendations-Multiple Violations) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(c) and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-145, April 4, 2018, through April 3, 2019, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed.
    2. ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before May 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the horse “Cd Josey Wales” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
    4. The horse “Cd Josey Wales” is hereby disqualified from NINTH PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Karis Motor Boat
                2. Southern Temptation
                3. Okie Paint Job
                4. Fredfree
                5. Crème Dela Cartel
                6. Ms Elegant Eyes
                7. Jp a Roaring Lion
                8. Lovely Lily Rose
                9. Vodka Rocks
Unplaced “Cd Josey WalesDuring 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-c), and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f). 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. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C) Environmental contaminants and substances of human use: Regulatory Threshold for Caffeine- 100 ng/ml of plasma or serum/15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations /15.2.6.9 (B)(5) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner. This ruling is written in accordance with Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page #2/15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-187-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2018 Suspension End: 4/3/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-187 - Appeal Submitted
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-189-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2019 Suspension End: 4/3/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-189 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JESUS ENOEL ZUBIA Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-190-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-190 - Ruling Final OutcomeDECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on August 23, 2018, on review of the hearing officer's report regarding the above named Trainer and Owners; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law incorporated herein by reference; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Trainer's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the findings of violations on behalf of Trainer; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer, incorporated herein, and incorporating additional conditions. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez offense Sample #NM25022 pertaining to the horse "Gonna Rock You", Trainer Sanchez is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Clenbuterol and Caffeine) in the above named horse he is training. As such, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owner Jesus Zubia shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows: All suspensions are to run consecutively and each violation carries its own fine. Sample No. NM25022 for "Gonna Rock You" I. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for the first violation, to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; II. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the third violation to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; III. A One hundred eighty (180) day suspension for the first violation and a year (365 days) suspension for the third violation; IV. Appellant Owner Jesus Zubia will be assessed a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine. V. Gonna Rock You be disqualified and unplaced in the 9th race at Sunland Park Race Track in Sunland Park, New Mexico on February 24, 2017. VI. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, and any race animal owned or trained by or under the care of supervision of Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, be excluded from any and all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission during all periods of suspension and/or license revocation. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez offense Sample #NM25018 pertaining to the horse "CD Josey Wales", Trainer Sanchez is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Caffeine) in the above named horse he is training. As such, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owner David Alaniz shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows: Sample No. NM25018 for "CD Josey Wales" I. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez is assessed a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the second offense violations, to be paid in one lump sum prior to the end of the suspension period; II. A sixty (60) day suspension for the second violation; III. CD Josey Wales be disqualified and unplaced in the 7th race at Sunland Park Race Track in Sunland Park, New Mexico on February 24, 2017. IV. Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, and any race animal owned or trained by or under the care or supervision of Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez, be excluded from any and all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission during all periods of suspension and/or license revocation. V. Following the entirety of the suspension period encompassing all suspensions stated above, Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez must retake and pass the trainer's test prior to the suspension of his license being lifted. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Alfredo Sanchez and Owners Jesus Zubia and David Alaniz. This Order will take effect on the date this Order was signed by the Commission. A person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA within 30 days of the date that this Order was signed by the Commission. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: 9/21/18 By Chairman Ray Willis
Name: JESUS ENOEL ZUBIA Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-190 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jesus Zubia was duly notified, failed appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017. The hearing was in regard to a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the drugs “Caffeine” (drug class 2, penalty B) and “Clenbuterol” (PROHIBITED Class 3 ,Penalty B) detected in horse “Gonna Rock You”(Test Sample NM25022), who finished 1st place in the 9th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Caffeine at a level of 395 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for Caffeine of 100 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C)). In accordance with 15.2.6.9(C)(3)PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES, Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Alfredo Sanchez. Alfredo Sanchez , the trainer of record for horse “Gonna Rock You”, was duly notified, failed to appear or be represented by his attorney Gene Chavez, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendation, this is Mr. Sanchez’s SEVENTH Penalty B medication violation in a lifetime . Considering AGGRIVATING CURCUMSTANCES, for Jesus Zubia’s THIRD Penalty B medication violation (15.2.6.9 (B)(5)Penalty Recommendations-Multiple Violations) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(c) and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. ($10,000) ten thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before May 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC ( In accordance with the Penalty Reccomendations, Mr. Zubia was fined $5,000 for the clenbuterol violation and an additional $5,000 for the caffeine violation). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Gonna Rock You” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning March 16, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    3. The horse “Gonna Rock You” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on February 24, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. First Duke
                2. Jumpn Dash N Go
                3. Mr Investment Junior
                4. Apollitical Flight
                5. Jesse Art
                6. Aamos Moses
                7. Valiant Meltdown
                8. This Blue Is for You
                9. He Has Another Chick
Unplaced “Gonna Rock YouLicensee is found in violation of15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/15.2.6.9 (L)(3)(C) Environmental contaminants and substances of human use: Regulatory Threshold for Caffeine- 100 ng/ml of plasma or serum/15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations /15.2.6.9 (B)(5) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner. This ruling is written in accordance with Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page #2/15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b):: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HILDA I MOJICA Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-157 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Hilda Mojica, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 6, 2016, following a summary suspension issued December 5, 2016 (2016-ZIA-152), for being found in possession of a needle (found on her person while standing in front of stall #59 assigned to trainer Javier Montoya) during a routine check by investigator Wiseman in the receiving barn area at Zia Park Racetrack on December 4, 2016.

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

        1. A 6 month suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective December 5, 2016, through June 5, 2017, inclusive
        2. A ($1,500) one thousand five dollar fine The fine is to paid on or before January 10, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
During said time of applicable suspension Hilda Mojica is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned by Hilda Mojica are denied further entry.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.8 B(3) (a) (b); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action ; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required: 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HILDA I MOJICA Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-152 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Hilda Mojica, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016, for being found in possession of a needle (found on her person while standing in front of stall #59 assigned to trainer Javier Montoya) during a routine check by investigator Wiseman in the receiving barn area at Zia Park Racetrack on December 4, 2016.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hilda Mojica the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective December 5, 2016.

During said time of applicable suspension Hilda Mojica is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned by Hilda Mojica are denied further entry pending the outcome of her hearing December 6, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

15.2.1.9 B(3) and 15.2.6.8 B(3) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) and 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required and 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: IMELDA TIFFANY HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 10/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-46 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Imelda Tiffany Blea, having appeared before the Board of Stewards to surrender Veterinarian Assistant license (#282371), Stewards hereby rescind said license without prejudice, having reissued her owner's license (#281509).
Name: IMELDA TIFFANY HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 10/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-46-MOD Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-46 - Modified Ruling

Imelda Tiffany Blea, having appeared before the Board of Stewards to surrender Veterinarian Assistant license (#282371), Stewards hereby rescind said license without prejudice, having reissued her owner's license (#281509).

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

16.47.1.8 P, T (NMAC)

Name: IMELDA TIFFANY HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 6/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-70 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
 
Licensee’s New Mexico Racing Commission License # 281509 (OWNER) is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity. Rescinded without prejudice.
 
Explanation of license situation:
16.47.1.8 Q Conflict of Interest   (3) A person who is licensed as an owner or trainer in a horse registered for racing at a race meeting in this jurisdiction shall not be employed or licensed as a jockey, apprentice jockey; jockey agent; racing official; assistant starter; track maintenance supervisor; jockey room custodian; valet; outrider; racing chemist, testing laboratory employee, or security personnel.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
16.47.1.8 GENERAL PROVISIONS:
Name: BRANDON MARCOM Ruling Date: 5/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-305 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/3/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Assistant Trainer, Brandon Lee Marcom, having been duly notified, appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on May 3, 2016, for failing to disclose a felony arrest on his licensing application.

Brandon Lee Marcom is found to be in violation of:

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Brandon Lee Marcom a penalty of the following:

                1. A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective May 3, 2016, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any future licensing in New Mexico.
During said time of suspension Brandon Lee Marcom 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 Brandon Lee Marcom are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

16.47.1.8 (L)(1) 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: (a) has been convicted of a felony (d) has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application

Name: ALEX CORREA Ruling Date: 4/1/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-68 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Official urine sample #193418 taken on 3/18/2016 was reported to industrial lab.  Test contained Hydrocortisone, which is a class 4 drug, with a Penalty C disgnation.  Sample contained 34.4ng/ml of the drug.  The sample was taken forn the 4 horse, Rambam Rocker, which ran in the 7th race on March 18, 2016, finishing first.  This horse is owned by Ernest Haynes and trained by Laex Correa.  This is first offence carrying a Category C penalty. The permit holder has not accumulated any points.  The points assessed for this violation are 2points. Correa was fined $1000.00 and purse ordered to be redistibuted. Rambam Rocker was disqualified from first. Redistibution of purse as follows 1. Sir A.J. Munnings 2.Gonna Coast 3. Shenandoah 4. Kat Lion 5. Passing Prospect.
Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 12/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-327 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer UMBERTO G BELLOC, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on December5, 2015, for bringing the horse “Eagle On the Fly” late to the Paddock for the fourth race, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Zia Park;

(Eagle On the Fly was brought to the Paddock for a stakes race at 7 minutes to post).

UMBERTO G BELLOC is found to be in violation of;

16.47.1.10 (C)(22) NMAC & 15.2.6.11 (E)(12) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for having his/her horse present in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed UMBERTO G BELLOC a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 6, 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

Name: DANNY EDWARD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 9/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-NMS-57 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Done in error….See 2015-NMS-58
Name: DANNY EDWARD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 9/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-NMS-58 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on telephonic, for entering an ineligible horse “Austinero” which resulted in a program scratch in the 4th race, on September 22, 2015 at The New Mexico State Fair.

Narrative: There were no papers in the racing office.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of One Hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 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.

Licensee is found to be in violation of:



Name: TONY M GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 5/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-106 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tony M. Gellegos, having been duly notified and having been represented by council, Pat Bingham, before the Board of Stewards on May 16, 2015 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class 4C drug "Methocarbamol", which was found in sample #NM08391, after it was collected from the horse "Montauk" which finished 1st in the fourth race, Friday, September 5, 2014 at The Downs at Albuquerque; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 2,149 nanograms per milliliter in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU which confirmed a finding of Methocarbamol with a concentration of 2.7 ug/ml in the urine which converts to 2,700 nanograms per milliliter.

Trainer Tony M. Gellegos is found to be in violation of:

15.2.6.9 NMAC:
Class 4 - This category is comprised primarily of therapeutic medications routinely used in race horses. These may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. Groups of drugs assigned to this category include the following.
D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:
(1) A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by The Association of Racing Commissioners International's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.
(3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered

For this first violation (365 day period), the Board of Stewards assessed: Trainer Tony M. Gellegos, a penalty of a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

Penalty Recommendations:
15.2.6.9 (C) 3 LICENSED TRAINER: Which states in pertinent part that, “1" offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.”
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.

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: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-119 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer UMBERTO G BELLOC having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 10646, after it was collected from the horse "Jess a Dynasty" which finished first in the 11th race, Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Zia Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 277 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said sampling by LSU lab indicating a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.313 ng/ml, or 313 pg/ml).

UMBERTO G BELLOC is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer UMBERTO G BELLOC a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
(February 10, 2015, through April 10, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 11th race, Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Zia Park;

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

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

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

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-119-ASH Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-119 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: BEDELIO TRUJILLO Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-280 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 Bedelio Trujillo, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with Trainer Olevio Trujillo) before the Board of Stewards on November 16, 2014, for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Phenylbutazone” which was found in sample NM07836 after it was collected from the horse “Yvett’s Marr” which finished first in the 2nd race, Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs;

Bedelio Trujillo is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Yvett’s Marr”, which was the subject of related ruling 2014-ZIA-275, issued November 16, 2014 at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:
15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Licensed Owner Class IV violation-first-offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

For this overage violation, the Zia Park Board of Stewards assessed Bedelio Trujillo a penalty of the following: The horse “Yvett’s Marr” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian's list, and is required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
Name: ADELITA M LOPEZ Ruling Date: 9/28/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-97 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Board of Stewards at Zia Park, having been advised by Track Management/Security that Owner Adelita Lopez has been issued a lifetime ban from the facility for an incident of conducting illegal gambling or suspicious activities. Adelita Lopez is hereby cited for conduct detrimental to the best interests of racing.

This ruling is in accordance with:



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