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. >4/26/2017<

132 Total Rulings compiled at: 5/1/2017 12:31:56 AM G.M.T.

Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Fred Danley, having been duly notified, and appeared by telephone 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 “Xylazine” (drug class 2, penalty B) detected in horse “Tizpat ”(Test Sample NM23753), who finished in 1st place in the 8th race on January 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Xylazine at a level of over 800 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the regulatory threshold limit for Xylazine of 200 pg/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 Fred Danley. 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".

The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. The horse “Tizpat” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. De Facto
                2. Steel Battalion
                3. Sailors Brother
                4. Roman Pleasure
                5. Ghostly Mover
                6. Hunterwood
                7. Rock Hard City
                8. Kandaly Gold
Unplaced “Tizpat

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

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: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-10 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458(2(g)9c) Whipping Rule
Name: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-10-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-10 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-11 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 127 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 45*9G) Slow Pace
Name: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-11-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 127 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-11 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-12 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458(g) Slow Pace
Name: John Brandon Scott Campbell Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-12-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-12 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-17 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Ramon Alvarez having signed a waiver for a ten day notice of hearing and having this hearing on April 30, 2017 for failing to have sufficient works for entry "Jet Version" which resulted in the late scratch from 2nd race on April 14, 2017 at Sunland Park. For this violation the Board of Stewards accessed a fine in the amount of Two hundred dollars, ($200.00). Which must be paid within a thirty day period.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.11(A) Workout Requirements 15.2.5.12 (L) Horses Ineligable 16.47.1.10©(18) Trainer Responsibility

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15 2.3.8 (1)(d) Stewards General Authority 16. 47.1.8 T. Knowledge of Rules 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (N) Last Known Address

Name: KEVIN J ROMAN Ruling Date: 4/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-5 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/6/2017 Suspension End: 5/11/2017
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY KEVIN ROMAN IS HEREBY SUSPENDED THREE RACING DAYS,  SATURDAY, MAY 6, SUNDAY, MAY 7 AND THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 FOR CARELESS RIDING IN THE SECOND (2ND) RACE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017.
SPECIFICALLY, JOCKEY ROMAN ABOARD #1 “FREE OF BURDEN” CAME OUT LEAVING THE SIX FURLONG CHUTE,  INTERFERING  WITH #2 “ SCENIC EDGE”, RIDDEN BY JOCKEY CHRIS FACKLER AND  #4 “ERRATIC BEHAVIOR”, RIDDEN BY JOCKEY TERRY THOMPSON.  THE TERM OF SUSPENSION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED RACES.
Name: OMAR FLACO Ruling Date: 4/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-14 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Omar Flaco, having been duly notified and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on April 29, 2017, at Sunland Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Omar Flaco a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately May 9, 2017, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. During said time of suspension Omar Flaco 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: 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

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(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: DENISE SALAIS Ruling Date: 4/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-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: The Owner license issued to Denise Salais Arreola is hereby rescinded without prejudice as she appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 29, 2017, and stated that she does not own any horses.

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

15.2.3.8 B (3) (f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General 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: 4/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-15 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Marco Flores having been duly notified and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on April 29, 2017, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “First Mighty Corona” which resulted in a scratch in the 3rd race on March 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Marco Flores a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 9, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 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: 16.47.1.8(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: ISIDRO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 4/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-4 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred 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 of Stewards, Exercise Rider Isidro Hernandez is hereby fined $200.00 for smoking in Barn C 1.  This is Mr. Hernandez’s first offense.
Name: Billy Joe Altstatt Ruling Date: 4/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-12 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Billy Joe Alstatt, having been duly notified and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on April 28, 2017 for transferring ownership of entry “J P Gluxx”, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse from the 8th race on March 28, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B)(2) PROCEDURE FOR ENTRIES An entry shall be in the name of the horse's owner and made by the owner, trainer or a licensed designee of the owner or trainer. Any horse which is in a race or on the also-eligible list may not be sold or transferred until that obligation is completed, except 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 paid on or before May 28, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(b): 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: CODY ALLAN CORNELIUS Ruling Date: 4/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-3 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:
CODY CORNELIUS’S IRGC OCCUPATIONAL GROOM LICENSE IS HEREBY RESCINDED AS HE IS NO LONGER ABLE TO EXERCISE THE PRIVILEGES OF SAID LICENSE. THE BOARD RECEIVED A PRAIRIE MEADOWS SECURITY REPORT STATING ON APRIL 27, 2017, CODY CORNELIUS WAS ISSUED A NON EXPIRING TRESPASS NOTIFICATION BY PRAIRIE MEADOWS SECURITY DEPARTMENT FOR HAVING A MARIJUANA SMOKING DEVICE AND SMOKING MARIJUANA IN THE TACK ROOM OF BARN C-2. THE REPORT FURTHER STATES CODY CORNELIUS WAS ARRESTED BY ALTOONA POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
CODY CORNELIUS MUST APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS PRIOR TO THE RENEWAL OF, OR APPLICATION FOR, AN IRGC LICENSE.  
Name: CURTIS RICE Ruling Date: 4/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-109 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/26/2017 Suspension End: 10/22/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. Rice was subjected to a body search and a search of his tack rooms on 4/19/17. Three hypodermic needles were found in his pants pocket. Two bottles designed for hypodermic administration (injectable) and a syringe with needles were discovered in a tack room assigned to Mr. Rice. His action was against the best interest of racing. O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(5)  18-07(A)  18-99
Name: CARLOS L CASTRO Ruling Date: 4/27/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-70 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/3/2017 Suspension End: 5/6/2017
Ruling Text: When leaving the starting gate in the Sixth Race on Saturday, April 22, 2017, Jockey Castro repeatedly struck his mount on the right shoulder as it drifted in and caused interference to the fifth place finisher, Aaron's Tap. Unrideabull was disqualified from 3rd and placed 5th.
Name: LARRY DEAN MCCARTY Ruling Date: 4/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-108 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/18/2017 Suspension End: 5/24/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. McCarty has agreed to a settlement with the Ohio State Racing Commission for Case No. 2017-04. He has agreed to a seven(7)day full suspension and a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) to be paid to the Commission by 5/24/17. He agrees to return the purse of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) to be paid to Northfield Park by 5/24/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(A)(2) 18-01(B)(1),(13),(16)&(
Name: JOHN T COCHRAN Ruling Date: 4/26/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-1 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/25/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On April 24, 2017 the Louisiana State Racing Commission heard the case of Fair Grounds ejection of patron John T. Cochran, at his request. The LSRC ruled in favor of Fair Grounds and upheld the Ejection. John T. Cochran is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC.
 
Name: JARRED JAMES JOURNET Ruling Date: 4/26/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-71 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Over his reported weight on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Name: LUIS CARLOS SAEZ Ruling Date: 4/25/2017
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #17-0044-1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/29/2017 Suspension End: 5/3/2017
Ruling Text:

After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Luis Saez, who rode MILADY ROCKS in the first race at Keeneland on April 22, 2017, is hereby suspended three (3) racing days, April 29, May 2 and May 3, 2017 for careless riding that resulted in the disqualification of his mount.

810 KAR 1:016 Section 13

By Order of the Stewards

Name: WILLIAM D HURTT Ruling Date: 4/24/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-14 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY AGENT WILLIAM "DANNY" HURTT NAMED HIS RIDER ON A HORSE KNOWING THE JOCKEY COULD NOT DO THE WEIGHT RESULTING IN A LATE RIDER CHANGE.
Name: SERGIO HERMOSILLO Ruling Date: 4/24/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Sergio Hermosillo., having been duly notified, and represented by trainer Jose Meraz, by telephone before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2017, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 23690, after it was collected from the horse “Perrys Stamina” which finished 1st in the 7th race, Jan. 27,2017, at Sunland Park Race Track; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 474 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and confirmed by Industrial Laboratories at 474 pg/ml).

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 Sergio Hermosillo a penalty as follows.

      1. 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 “Perrys Stamina” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning Feb 7, 2017). 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.
      2. The horse “Perrys Stamina” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on Jan. 27, 2017 at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Jm Mr Evan
                  2. See Yacht Sea Jump
                  3. Apollitical Sign
                  4. Smarties
                  5. Adashinrose
                  6. Bos Big Shamoon
                  7. Gone Hitting
                  8. The Ocean King

Unplaced “Perrys StaminaThis ruling is written in accordance with: 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.”

Name: JOSE E MERAZ Ruling Date: 4/24/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 5/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose E. Meraz., having been duly notified, and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2017, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, in sample NM 23690, after it was collected from the horse “Perrys Stamina” which finished 1st in the 7th race, Jan. 27,2017, at Sunland Park Race Track; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 474 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and confirmed by Industrial Laboratories at 474 pg/ml).

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 FIRST - Class 3B medication violation the Board of Stewards assessed Jose E. Meraz a penalty as follows.

      1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 24, 2017, through May 23, 2017, inclusive. Jose E. Meraz waived his appeal rights in order to start his suspension immediately.
      2. Seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollar fine to paid on or before May 23, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
      3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7), the horse “Perrys Stamina” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning Feb 7,2017). 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 “Perrys Stamina” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on Jan. 27, 2017 at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Jm Mr Evan
                  2. See Yacht Sea Jump
                  3. Apollitical Sign
                  4. Smarties
                  5. Adashinrose
                  6. Bos Big Shamoon
                  7. Gone Hitting
                  8. The Ocean King
Unplaced “Perrys StaminaThis 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.”

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

Name: RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 4/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-7 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/4/2017 Suspension End: 7/2/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr., having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2017, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class II drug “Tramadol”, and a Class IV drug Dexamethasone which was found in sample NM 23843, after it was collected from the horse “Blue Moon Flash ” which finished 1st in the 3rd race, Feb 10, 2017, at Sunland Park Race Track; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Tramadol in the urine at 594 pg/ml, and Dexamethasone in the blood at 80 pg/ml Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and declined by Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr..

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.

For this 1st - Class 2B and the 2nd - Class IV medication violation, the Board of Stewards assess Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr a penalty as follows.

      1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 4, 2017, through July 2, 2017, inclusive.
      2. One Thousand ($1000.00) dollar fine to paid on or before May 23, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
      3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7), the horse “Blue Moon Flash” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning Mar 2, 2017). 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 “Blue Moon Flash” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced in the 3rd race on Feb. 10, 2017 at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Kips Big Boy
                  2. Rebbeca Quick
                  3. Schileena Rose
                  4. Konas Streaker
                  5. Rudy Toy
                  6. Blues Lil Streaker
                  7. Dark Royal Night
                  8. Tac It Like a Tailor
                  9. Wr James
Unplaced “Blue Moon FlashThis 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.”

During said time of applicable suspension, Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(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 Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 4/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-9 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/3/2017 Suspension End: 12/29/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr., having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2017, regarding acting as a program trainer for the horse “Blue Moon Flash ” which finished 1st in the 3rd race, Feb 10, 2017, at Sunland Park Race Track;

Licensee is found in violation of :

      1. 15.2.6.9(C)(1) NMAC: PROGRAM TRAINERS:
                    1. A program trainer, as defined in 15.2.1 NMAC, is a trainer who on behalf of an ineligible trainer or an undisclosed person:
              1. enters into an agreement for the sole purpose of completing an entry form for a
race; (b) pays an entry fee on behalf of an ineligible trainer or an undisclosed person; (c) receives a financial or beneficial interest for the sole purpose of being listed as the trainer on the official race program; or (d) obtains official works within New Mexico’s jurisdiction on behalf of an ineligible trainer or an undisclosed person.

For this 1st violation of 15.2.6.9 (C)(1), the Board of Stewards assess Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr. a penalty as follows. A 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 3, 2017, through Dec 29, 2017, inclusive.

            1. Five Thousand ($5000.00) dollar fine to paid on or before May 23, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(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 Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

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

Name: IGNACIO JORDAN Ruling Date: 4/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-10 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 17500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2017 Suspension End: 5/19/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Ignacio Jordan., having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2017, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class 2A drug “Zilpaterol”, a Class 3B drug “Clenbuterol, and a Class 4 drug Dexamethasone which was found in sample NM 25187, after it was collected from the horse “Tarrant ” which finished 2nd in the 8th race, Mar 10, 2017, at Sunland Park Race Track; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Zilpaterol in the urine at 2.2 ng/ml, Clenbuterol at 169 pg/ml,and Dexamethasone in the blood at 75 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and declined by Ignacio Jordan.

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. For this 1st - Class 2A, 1st - Class 3B, and the 2nd - Class IV medication violation, the Board of Stewards assess Ignacio Jordan a penalty as follows. SUMMARY SUSPENTION 2017-SUN-170 CANCELLED AND REPLACED WITH THIS RULING

            1. A Two Year and 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 4, 2017, through May 18, 2019, inclusive.
            2. Seventeen Thousand Five Hundred ($17500.00) dollar fine to paid on or before May 23, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
            3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7), the horse “Tarrant” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning Mar 29, 2017). 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 “Tarrant” is hereby disqualified from 2nd PLACE and ordered unplaced in the 8th race on Mar. 10, 2017 at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
              1. Eaglelistic
              2. Famouseagletime
              3. Famous Jb
              4. Ultimate Return
              5. Apollitical Scandal
              6. Rock Hauler
              7. Zooming To a Win
              8. West Texas Dynasty
              9. A Special Dawn
Unplaced “TarrantThis 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.” During said time of applicable suspension, Ignacio Jordanis 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 Ignacio Jordan are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. 15.2.1.9(b):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: EVERTH RAMON HERMOSILLO Ruling Date: 4/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SRP-8 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Everth Hermosillo being represnted by Trainer Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr., having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2017, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class II drug “Tramadol”, and a Class IV drug Dexamethasone which was found in sample NM 23843, after it was collected from the horse “Blue Moon Flash ” which finished 1st in the 3rd race, Feb 10, 2017, at Sunland Park Race Track; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Tramadol in the urine at 594 pg/ml, and Dexamethasone in the blood at 80 pg/ml Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and declined by Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr..

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.

For this 1st - Class 2B and the 1st - Class IV medication violation, the Board of Stewards assess Everth Hermosillo a penalty as follows.

      1. 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 “Blue Moon Flash” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning Mar 2, 2017). 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.
         
      2. The horse “Blue Moon Flash” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced in the 3rd race on Feb. 10, 2017 at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Kips Big Boy
                  2. Rebbeca Quick
                  3. Schileena Rose
                  4. Konas Streaker
                  5. Rudy Toy
                  6. Blues Lil Streaker
                  7. Dark Royal Night
                  8. Tac It Like a Tailor
                  9. Wr James
Unplaced “Blue Moon Flash

This ruling is written in accordance with 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.”

15.2.1.9(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 RIVERA Ruling Date: 4/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3290 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/20/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Exercise Rider Carlos Uriel Rivera waived hearing and his TxRC occupational license was suspended thirty days commencing on 04/20/17 by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for admitting to recent use of Marijuana and Methamphetamine when ordered to provide a sample for testing by the LSP Board of Stewards on 04/20/17.

Reinstatement is contingent upon satisfactory evaluation by the TxRC Medical Review Officer, providing a negative sample, and compliance with any rehabilitation, aftercare, or further testing required.

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

First violation.

Name: Jean Francois Gagne' Ruling Date: 4/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-8 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/22/2017 Suspension End: 5/1/2017
Ruling Text:
Fail Breathalyzer Test,
Name: Jean Francois Gagne' Ruling Date: 4/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-CENT-8-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/22/2017 Suspension End: 5/1/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-CENT-8 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Luis A Rodriguez Ruling Date: 4/21/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-69 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/22/2017 Suspension End: 5/5/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey Rodriguez came over on Avenue Road shortly after leaving the starting gate when not clear, during the running of the Sixth Race on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Avenue Road clipped heels, stumbles and lost its rider. Rodriguez mount american Luxury was disqualified from 2nd and place 7th. Suspended 8 Racing Days. April 22 - May 5, 2017.
Name: KENNETH W MARSHALL Ruling Date: 4/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5015 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Owner/Trainer Kenneth Marshall waived hearing and was fined two hundred fifty dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.3+/-0.28 mcg/ml in the test sample SH063760 collected from the horse Kid Ory, the second place finisher in the eighth race at Sam Houston Race Park on 02/28/17.

First violation in a 365 day period.

Name: Rebecca Victoria Payne Ruling Date: 4/21/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5016 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Vendor Employee, Victoria Payne having been duly noticed, waived her right to a formal hearing and her right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/21/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Ms.Payne is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for working as a Vendor Employee for Equine Labs at Sam Houston Race Park with an expired Texas Racing Commission license from 01/31/2017 to 03/10/2017.

(1st violation in this classification.)

Name: JARRED JAMES JOURNET Ruling Date: 4/21/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-68 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Journet fined One Hundred Dollars for being over his reported weight, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Name: JOHN BATISTA Ruling Date: 4/20/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-62 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined for being over his reported weight 4/13/17.
Name: BRIAN WAYNE STROUD Ruling Date: 4/20/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5014 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Brian Stroud having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/20/17. Mr. Stroud is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100) dollars. On 04/03/2017 Mr. Stroud raced his horse DELTA DASH in the second race at Sam Houston Race Park with blinkers after having entered the horse without blinkers. This is a violation of TXRC rule 313.422 Saddling and Equipment.

First violation in this category in 365 days.

Name: victor rodriguez Ruling Date: 4/20/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-63 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined for being over reported weight April 15, 2017.
Name: TERRY WAYNE VANCE Ruling Date: 4/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5013 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Owner/Trainer Terry Vance waived hearing and was fined two hundred fifty dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.4+/-0.14 mcg/ml in the test sample SH063820 collected from the horse What A Image, the winner of the eighth race at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/07/17.

First violation in a 365 day period.

Name: YAMIL ALEXANDER ROSARIO Ruling Date: 4/19/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-65 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Rosario crossed over when the way was not clear and caused interference to the fourth place finisher #1, Clearbrook Miss, shortly after leaving the starting gate in the 7th Race on Thursday, April 13, 2017 Miss Simon was disqualified from 2nd and place 4th. Rosario was fined $500.00.
Name: JOE ALLEN MCANALLY Ruling Date: 4/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5012 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Owner/Trainer Joe McAnally waived hearing and was fined two hundred fifty dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.5+/-0.21 mcg/ml in the test sample SH063822 collected from the horse Behind Closeddoors, the winner of the ninth race at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/07/17.

First violation in a 365 day period.

Name: JESUS P GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 4/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5011 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jesus Gonzalez Jr. having been duly noticed failed to appear for a hearing before the Board of Stewards at Sam Houston Race Park on 04/15/2017. He is hereby fined in absencia one hundred ($100) dollars for failing to have his horse "Mr Eagle Streakin" present in the Pre-Race Holding Area and the Paddock at the designated time before the 4th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 04/01/2017.

1st violation in this classification within past 365 days.

Name: SHAWN H DAVIS Ruling Date: 4/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17tp106 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 525 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on April 11, 2017, Owner/Trainer Herschel Shawn Davis (ADOR #11937) is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00) following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating the presence of the Class IV foreign substance Dexamethasone (30.3 +/- 3.2 pg/ml) in sample #E224351 collected from the horse 'GEE FORCE", winner of the eighth race on March 22, 2017. This amount is above the permitted threshold.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 22, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 23, 2017 through and inclusive of October 20, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102.19.; A.A.C. R19-2-102.39.; A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.A.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.B.; A.A.C. R19-2-111.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.2.a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.C.6.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.1.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.D.2.b.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.1.d.e.; A.A.C. R19-2-120.O.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.d.f.g.; A.A.C 19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k.;

Name: EDUARDO CANDELAS Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174031 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE 2017 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD OWNER LICENSE OF EDUARDO CANDELAS IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE IS NO LONGER ACTING IN THIS CAPACITY (PRODUCED BILL OF SALE - HORSE SOLD). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.120 A
Name: WILLIAM HUMPHREY GILLETT Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5007 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Vendor Equine Laboratories (William Gillett-Owner), having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/12/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Equine Laboratories is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars for performing vendor services at Sam Houston Race Park with an expired Texas Racing Commission license from 01/31/2017 to 03/10/2017.

1st violation in this classification.

Name: WILLIAM A SERENO Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-191 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/20/2017 Suspension End: 5/19/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer William Sereno having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Parhelion”(Test Sample #: NM25104), who finished 1st place in the 8th race on March 3, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by William Sereno.

Fernando Villela, the owner of record for horse “Parhelion”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Fernando Villela’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 20, 2017, through May 19, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to be paid on or before May 15, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Parhelion” 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 “Parhelion” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on March 3, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Don Quixote
                2. Iris Dashing Royal
                3. DM Ada Kat
                4. This Lady Is On Fire
                5. Jess Dash Down First
                6. Jess a Dynasty
                7. Fire Thorn
                8. Nmoceanfrontproperty
                9. Cut Loose Taylor
Unplaced “ParhelionDuring said time of applicable suspension, William Sereno is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of William Sereno are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/ 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards 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 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: 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: 4/21/2017
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: 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: HUBALDO SOLIS Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-186 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, Hubaldo Solis having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “A Super Sonic Boom”(Test Sample #: NM23981), who finished 4th place in the 10th race on February 19, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Miguel Castillo.

Miguel Castillo, the trainer of record for horse “A Super Sonic Boom”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Mr. Castillo’s NINTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

    1. A ($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). 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 “A Super Sonic Boom” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning March 15, 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 “A Super Sonic Boom” is hereby disqualified from FOURTH PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on February 19, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Running Dragon
                2. Peyote Run
                3. Go Daddy Gone
                4. A Sure First
                5. Miss Call Me First
                6. Es Runnin
                7. Mighty B Dragon
Unplaced “A Super Sonic BoomLicensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence/ 15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of Purses or Prizes/15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards 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: MIGUEL CASTILLO Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-185 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/28/2022 Suspension End: 11/27/2023
Ruling Text: Trainer Miguel Castillo having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “A Super Sonic Boom”(Test Sample #: NM23981), who finished 4th place in the 10th race on February 19, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Miguel Castillo.

Hubaldo Solis, the owner of record for horse “A Super Sonic Boom”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Mr. Solis’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

THIS RULING HAS AGGRIVATING CIRCUMSTANCES: For Miguel Castillo’s NINTH Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 1 year of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-165, November 28, 2022, through November 27, 2023, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed.
    2. After said suspension is served, the stewards hereby order a revocation of all NMRC licenses, deem Miguel Castillo ineligible for licensure, and refer him to the New Mexico Racing Commission for further action if deemed appropriate. (15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(g) The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter).
    3. A ($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). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    4. 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 “A Super Sonic Boom” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning March 15, 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.
    5. The horse “A Super Sonic Boom” is hereby disqualified from FOURTH PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on February 19, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Running Dragon
                2. Peyote Run
                3. Go Daddy Gone
                4. A Sure First
                5. Miss Call Me First
                6. Es Runnin
                7. Mighty B Dragon
Unplaced “A Super Sonic BoomDuring said time of applicable suspension, Miguel Castillo is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with Miguel Castillo. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Miguel Castillo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence/ 15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of Purses or Prizes/15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards 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: 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: FERNANDO VILLELA Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-192 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 Fernando Villela having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 9, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Parhelion”(Test Sample #: NM25104), who finished 1st place in the 8th race on March 3, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by William Sereno.

William Sereno, the trainer of record for horse “Parhelion”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance and 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is William Sereno’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

    1. A ($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). 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 “Parhelion” 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 “Parhelion” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on March 3, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Don Quixote
                2. Iris Dashing Royal
                3. DM Ada Kat
                4. This Lady Is On Fire
                5. Jess Dash Down First
                6. Jess a Dynasty
                7. Fire Thorn
                8. Nmoceanfrontproperty
                9. Cut Loose Taylor
Unplaced “ParhelionLicensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample/ 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with: Purse Redistribution/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards 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 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: 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: $ 10000 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: SILVESTRE GONZALEZ-GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 4/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17124PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE #511152505 OF SILVESTRE GONZALEZ , IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: WILLIAM HUMPHREY GILLETT Ruling Date: 4/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5005 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Vendor employee, William Gillett having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/12/2017. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr.Gillett is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for working as a Vendor for Equine Laboratories at Sam Houston Race Park with an expired Texas Racing Commission license from 01/31/2017 to 03/10/2017.

(1st violation in this classification.)

Name: JUAN M PICAZO Ruling Date: 4/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22187 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (2.58ug/ml) reported in post race blood sample taken from “Spyder Passage” the winner of race 4, March 13, 2017, at Louisiana Downs. Trainer waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. Trainer fined $500 for a first ARCI category IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: ANGEL SUAREZ Ruling Date: 4/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17122PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO REPORT YOUR CORRECT WEIGHT FOR THE 1ST AND 4TH RACE, APRIL 12, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. SECTION 163.178 which reads in part: A jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the scale room on the day of the race at the time required by the Officials. A jockey shall then report his engagements and overweight, if any, to the clerk of the scales. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 24, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 4, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOHNNY SOTO Ruling Date: 4/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-183 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/4/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Johnny Soto, having been duly notified and having appeared with attorney Daniel Marquez, concerning a summary suspension instated on April 4, 2017 (refer to ruling 2017-SUN-169), for the detection of the Class 2, Penalty A drug, Ractopamine, in sample NM25130. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of Johnny Soto’s trainers license until a disciplinary hearing can be held (date to be determined when split sample results are received).

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Johnny Soto. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC and all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Johnny Soto are denied further entry.

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

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

Name: EDGAR ALEXANDER PEREZ Ruling Date: 4/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174030 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDGAR PEREZ IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1411.100 A7B (DID NOT GIVE HIS HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO WHIP BEFORE USING IT AGAIN) DURING THE RUNNING OF THE THIRD RACE AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE ON APRIL 7, 2017 (FIRST OFFENSE).
Name: Alvin Joseph Francis Ruling Date: 4/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5004 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner -Trainer Alvin Francis was duly noticed and telephonically waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 4/8/17.

Mr. Francis is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he entered the horse, "DM Zoomin," in the 8th race at Sam Houston race Park on 4/1/17, but failed to ensure that an equipment change was properly noted when the horse was entered.

Name: ANDREW M BERG Ruling Date: 4/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17120PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO COUPLE AN ENTRY, NECESSITATING A SCRATCH OF THE HORSE GOLD CRESCENT FROM THE 8TH RACE, APRIL 8, 2017. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE APRIL 22, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 3, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MELECIO SALDANA GUERRERO Ruling Date: 4/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17092PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER MELECIO SALDANA GUERRERO IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "ALEXANDRA'S MIST" IN RACE #1 ON APRIL 8,2017 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...DELIVER A HORSE LATE TO THE PADDOCK...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE DUE BY APRIL 24,2017 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 24,2017 FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CONSTANTINO ROMAN Ruling Date: 4/8/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174029 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY CONSTANTINO ROMAN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FALSIFICATION OF SEVERAL OF HIS PREVIOUS LICENSE APPLICATIONS (FAILED TO DISCLOSE BEING LICENSED UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME). ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.90 1402.70
Name: JORGE A VARGAS Ruling Date: 4/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17119PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 6TH RACE, APRIL 8, 2017, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.238(A) AND (B). SECTION 163.238(A): A horse shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey may not intentionally ride wide on the turns or otherwise cause his mount to lose ground when there is no reasonable cause for the loss or otherwise ride in a manner inconsistent with using the best efforts of the horse. SECTION 163.238(B): A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race. If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of a race, the jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 22, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 3, 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JUDY J MEYERS Ruling Date: 4/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174028 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMITTED PERMANENT APPLICATION AND FINGERPRINT RECIPROCITY) OWNER JUDITH MEYERS IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: RUBEN SILVERA Ruling Date: 4/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17093PP Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/10/2017 Suspension End: 4/16/2017
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY RUBEN SILVERA IS HEREBY SUSPENDED SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS APRIL 10,2017 THROUGH APRIL 16,2017 INCLUSIVE, FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT "CAPTAIN CARCHY" TO BEAR OUT THROUGH THE STRETCH CAUSING INTERFERENCE AND INTIMIDATION IN RACE #4 ON APRIL 4,2017 RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 3RD POSITION TO 4TH IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). 163.234 CROSSING AND WEAVING. DURING THE RUNNING OF A RACE, WHEN CLEAR, A HORSE MAY BE TAKEN TO ANOTHER PART OF THE COURSE BUT A HORSE MAY NOT CROSS OR WEAVE IN FRONT OF OTHER HORSES IN SUCH A WAY THAT WOULD IMPEDE THEM OR CONSTITUTE OR CAUSE INTERFERENCE OR INTIMIDATION. 163.235 JOSTLING. A HORSE OR JOCKEY MAY NOT WILLFULLY JOSTLE ANOTHER HORSE. 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTIOM 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOSE BARGAZ PADILLA Ruling Date: 4/4/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-174 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/4/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom, Jose Padilla, having been duly notified, failing 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 April 1, 2017, at Sunland Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Jose Padilla a penalty of the following: A revocation of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately April 1, 2017, and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. During said time of suspension Jose Padilla 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: 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

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)(g) The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter 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." 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: JOHNNY SOTO Ruling Date: 4/4/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-169 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/4/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Johnny Soto, is hereby summarily suspended (effective immediately, April 4, 2017) for the detection of the Class A drug Ractopamine in sample #NM25130, per 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a).

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Johnny Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC and all horses owned, trained, or under the care Johnny Soto are denied further entry, pending the outcome of his hearing on April 11, 2017,@ 9:30 am in the Board of Steward’s office at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM. (1200 Futurity Drive Sunland Park, New Mexico 88063), ) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b).

Licensee is found in violation of: 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”. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

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

Name: IVAN L DAVIS Ruling Date: 4/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174027 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: EXERCISE PERSON IVAN L DAVIS IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILING TO REGISTER C F'S RULER IN THE NAME OF ITS REAL OWNERS AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE AND ASSIGNING A SHARE OF C F'S RULER TO ANOTHER PARTNER WITHOUT CONSENT. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 1409.30 1409.170 1402.70
Name: KRISTINE MARY KAUFELD Ruling Date: 3/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174026 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: HAVING FAILED TO COMPLETE 2016 ILLINOIS RACING BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (SUBMIT PERMANENT OWNER APPLICATION AND FINGERPRINTS) OWNER KRISTINE KAUFELD IS INELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE LICENSING PENDING COMPLETION OF SAID REQUIREMENTS. ALL HORSES OWNED WHOLLY OR IN PART BY MS KAUFELD ARE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE PENDING A TRANSFER APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.40 502.115 B 502.104 A3 1413.230
Name: DARRIN D MILLER Ruling Date: 3/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #17-0031 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at Industrial Laboratories (Sample Code: 16101205-001), sample number 0083839 taken from MISSLE BOMB, who finished third in the second race at Kentucky Downs on September 10, 2016 contained Betamethasone at a level of 38 pg/ml in blood (Class C). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. MISSLE BOMB is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4) 810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3) 810 KAR 1:017 Section (6)(7) 810 KAR 1:018 Section 2 810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3) 810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(b)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: MELVIN EDMUNDSON Ruling Date: 3/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174023 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: HAVING FAILED TO PAY THE FIFTY DOLLAR ($50.00) FINE LEVIED IN RULING NUMBER 164206 ON DECEMBER 10, 2016 GROOM MELVIN EDMUNDSON IS HEREBY DECLARED INELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE LICENSING IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS PENDING PAYMENT IN FULL OF SAID FINE. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 502.104
Name: ROBERTO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-150 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/28/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Trainer License and Owner issued to Roberto Sanchez, is herby suspended for being suspended in another jurisdiction (Oklahoma ruling number 2013-OHRC-001). (Roberto Sanchez, must be reinstated by Oklahoma and must appear before the New Mexico Board of Stewards prior to any future licensing)

During said time of applicable suspension, Roberto Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned by Roberto Sanchez 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) (h) Reciprocity 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 had a license denied, suspended, or revoked by any racing jurisdiction. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1) (e) Reciprocity /16.47.1.8 (L)(1) (g) Reciprocity /16.47.1.8 (L)(1) (i) Conduct This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(C)(22)(a) Reciprocity The stewards shall honor the rulings issued by other pari-mutuel racing commissions. 15.2.1.9(C)(22)(b) Reciprocity/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/16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: ROBERTO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/25/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-146 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 Roberto Marquez having been duly notified, failing 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 March 24, 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 “Stick Shift SC”(Test Sample NM23734), who finished 2nd place in the 10th race on January 29,2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Caffeine at a level of 386 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)). Caffeine was confirmed in the split sample to Industrial Laboratories at a level of 382±13 ng/ml in the blood on March 6, 2017.

Alfredo O Sanchez (currently under a summary suspension, refer to rulings 2017-SUN-131 and 2017-SUN-138, concerning test sample numbers NM23933, NM23937, NM25022, and NM25018) , is the trainer of record for horse “Stick Shift SC”. He 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). This is Mr. Sanchez’s FIFTH Penalty B medication violation in a lifetime (Penalty recommendations 15.2.6.9 (B)(5) Multiple Violations).

For Roberto Marquez’s SECOND Penalty B medication violation (15.2.6.9 (B)(5)) 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 “Stick Shift SC” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
    2. The horse “Stick Shift SC” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on January 29,2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Memphis D Nasty
                2. Jm Miracle
                3. Rattle N Battle
                4. Captain On Takeoff
                5. GBH Gunsmoke
                6. Tf I m That Guy
                7. Llano Cartel
                8. Pyc Gunslinger
                9. Rum Chata
Unplaced “Stick Shift SCLicensee 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) This ruling is written in accordance with Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Page#2/ 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Purse Redistribution/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority16.47.1.8 (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

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/25/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-145 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/4/2017 Suspension End: 4/3/2018
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, NM23937, NM25022, and NM25018) 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), before the Board of Stewards on March 24, 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 “Stick Shift SC”(Test Sample NM23734), who finished 2nd place in the 10th race on January 29,2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Caffeine at a level of 386 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)). Caffeine was confirmed in the split sample to Industrial Laboratories at a level of 382±13 ng/ml in the blood on March 6, 2017. Roberto Marquez , the owner of record for horse “Stick Shift SC”, was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d). This is Mr. Marquez’s Second Penalty B medication violation in a lifetime (refer to ruling 2016-ZIA-173). Considering AGGRIVATING CURCUMSTANCES, for Mr. Sanchez's FIFTH Penalty B medication violation (15.2.6.9 (B)(5)) 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. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 4, 2017, through April 3, 2018, inclusive. These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed.
    2. ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 24, 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 “Stick Shift SC” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
    4. The horse “Stick Shift SC” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on January 29,2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Memphis D Nasty
                2. Jm Miracle
                3. Rattle N Battle
                4. Captain On Takeoff
                5. GBH Gunsmoke
                6. Tf I m That Guy
                7. Llano Cartel
                8. Pyc Gunslinger
                9. Rum Chata
Unplaced “Stick Shift SCDuring 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) Multiple Violations 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: Purse Redistribution/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority16.47.1.8 (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): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JON GLENN ARNETT Ruling Date: 3/19/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-142 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jon Arnett having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on March 18, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM23965 taken from the 1st place finisherViva Outlaw” following the 4th race, on February 19, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 172 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 Jon Arnett. Anthony J Trujillo is the owner of record for horse “Viva Outlaw”,in accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), this is Mr. Trujillo’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation.

For this FIRST Class 4C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed Jon Arnett. a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Viva Outlaw” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.6.9 C.(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS/15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3 This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 / 15.2.6.11(A): Trainer Responsibility 15.2.6.11(B) Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer / 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): 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: MISTY A. LEMONS Ruling Date: 3/17/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-137 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/14/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Misty Lemons having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 14, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning her defaulting on her payment agreement with Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in the amount of $1,298.54 for services rendered (court judgment).

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Misty Lemons be immediately suspended starting March 14, 2017 and that she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made ESMS in the amount of $1,298.54 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 NMAC: Financial Responsibility

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

Name: BRET ERIC BRITTINGHAM Ruling Date: 3/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-023-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Bret Brittingham is fined $300.00 for impeding the progress of #7, WEEKEND FLING before the finish while driving #8, SIR JONATHAN Z TAM. SIR JONATHAN Z TAM finished 3rd and was placed 4th. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.2. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule. Appeals are due within 48 hours of written rule.
Name: EDUARDO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 3/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22154 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/5/2017 Suspension End: 7/3/2017
Ruling Text:
After intense investigation in conjunction with the Louisiana State Police, the Delta Downs Stewards concluded that on or about December 20, 2016 the horses Tough To The Bone and Willieverwin, both trained by Eduardo Ramirez  were inadvertently switched. Both horses are of similar size and appearance. Tough To The Bone started on two occassions as Willieverwin. Willieverwin started as Tough To The Bone once. The Delta Downs stewards did not find any intent by Trainer Ramirez, or his staff, to deceive the betting public or to profit in any way. The Stewards find that Trainer Eduardo Ramirez was extremely neglectful in his care and custody with respect to allowing Tough To The Bone and Willieverwin to race as each other. Trainer Ramirez is fined the sum of $1000  and his case referred to the Louisiana State Racing Commission with the recommendation that the fine be increased to $ 5000. ( Also see ruling 22127 and 22120 on Owner Albert Davis).
Name: EDUARDO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 4/26/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22154-MODPEN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/5/2017 Suspension End: 7/3/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 22154 - Modified Penalty: Case heard by LSRC, upon stewards' referral, on April 24, 2017; Stewards' ruling upheld; Fine increased to a total of $3,000.; Suspended 60 days May 05 through July 03, 2017. Denied  access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commision.Placed on probation April 25, 2017 through April 24, 2018.
Name: JOEY A MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 4/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17121PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. HAVING PRESENTED CHECK #170 DATED MARCH 7, 2017 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION FOR A FINE, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 24, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MAY 4 , 2017. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: GERALD H RICHARDS Ruling Date: 3/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-121 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 Owner license issued to Gerald Richards is hereby rescinded without prejudice as he appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 28, 2017, and stated that he does not own any horses..

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

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: ADAM MICHAEL ORTEGA Ruling Date: 3/5/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2017CRI001 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having appeared, Groom Adam Michael Ortega (ADG #13516) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00), for falsification of your license by failing to disclose his criminal record.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 14,2017 all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 14, 2017 through and inclusive of September 10, 2017 and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R-19-2-106.B.; A.A.C. R-19-2-106.B.1.; A.A.C. R-19-2-106.B.1.h.;A.A.C. R-19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R-19-2-121.E.3.; A.AC. R-19-2-121.E.3.d.e.f.h.; A.A.C. R-19-2-121.E.6.a.b.c.d.e.f.h.i.j.k.; A.A.C. R-19-2-121.E.7.; A.R.S. §5-104.B.; A.R.S. §5- 108.A.1.b.c.e.g.h.;

Name: JUAN CARLOS GUERRERO Ruling Date: 4/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17094PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. On the report of the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, the Official Chemist for the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, that the Plasma of the horse “BROAD LOVER” (Sample #314871-C,F), which finished first (1st) in race #4 on February 28,2017 was positive for CLENBUTEROL. “BROAD LOVER” is disqualified for all purposes except wagering and the purse is redistributed as follows, pending period of appeal: 1st. Purrim's Gold 2nd. Wellington Wizard 3rd. More Hundred Acre 4th. D'marin 5th. Moon Traveler The purse money for “BROAD LOVER” is forfeited. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Section 163.303(A)(B)(C) which reads as follows: 163.303(A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). 163.303(B) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST THAT A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IS PRESENT IN THE TEST SAMPLE SHALL BE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE FOREIGN SUBSTANCE WAS ADMINISTERED AND CARRIED IN THE BODY OF THE HORSE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE. THIS FINDING SHALL ALSO BE TAKEN AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAINER AND HIS AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF THE HORSE HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT IN THE HANDLING OR CARE OF THE HORSE. 163.303(C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION AND 163.301, 163.302 AND 163.304--163.308 IN A TEST SAMPLE OF A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY RESULT IN THE HORSE BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY OR OTHER AWARDS EXCEPT FOR PURPOSES OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING, WHICH SHALL BE IN NO WAY AFFECTED. The Stewards, Investigators of the PSHRC, and the TRPB are continuing their investigation into this matter. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS…AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: GLEN P. ROTTWEILER Ruling Date: 2/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2606 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/3/2017 Suspension End: 3/17/2017
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Glen Rottweiler was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 2/14/17. An informal hearing was held at Mr. Rottweiler's request.

The Board of Stewards considered all of the evidence and testimony presented during the hearing. Mr. Rottweiler is hereby fined five hundred ($500) dollars and suspended for fifteen days (3/3/17 through 3/17/17) because a post race serum sample taken from his horse, "Topcatmark," that won the 6th race at Retama Park on 10/14/16 contained the Class 4 Medication, Methocarbamol @ 3.3 +/- 0.05 ng/ml. (Sample #RP043822). First violation in this category within 365 days.

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

"Topcatmark," is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced in the 6th race at Retama Park on 10/14/16, with the purse ordered redistributed as follows:

1. (3) Stanton C 2. (9) J P New Way 3. (7) Everything's A Bet 4. (5) Mardi Gras Man 5. (1A) Mad Ruler 6. (10) Smile For Gin 7. (8) Greeley Express 8. (4) Designated 9. (2) Durantula

Unplaced: (6) Topcatmark.

Name: CYNTHIA G GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-86 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Cynthia G. Gonzalez having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 10 , 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “FANFREAKNTASTIC”, entered in the 6th race on December 23, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Cynthia G. Gonzalez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before March 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Procedure For Entries

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: CARL C JONES Ruling Date: 4/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 17095PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/26/2017 Suspension End: 5/10/2017
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER CARL C. JONES, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT TO APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #314710-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "MI AMORE” WHICH FINISHED FIRST (1ST) IN RACE #6 ON FEBRUARY 6,2017, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR CAPSAICIN. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #314710-F WAS MADE BY TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY. THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER CARL C. JONES IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER CARL C. JONES IS HEREBY FINED FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS, SUSPENDED FIFTEEN (15) DAYS COMMENCING APRIL 26,2017 THROUGH AND INCLUDING MAY 10,2017 AND IS ASSIGNED 2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINTS. THE HORSE "MI AMORE” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #6 ON FEBRUARY 6,2017. DURING THIS SUSPENSION OWNER/TRAINER CARL C. JONES IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS. ALL HORSES OWNED OR TRAINED BY CARL C. JONES ARE SUSPENDED PENDING TRANSFER APPROVED BY THE STEWARDS. 163.302(A)(1) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE FOREIGN TO THE NATURAL HORSE EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (B) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST THAT A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IS PRESENT IN THE TEST SAMPLE SHALL BE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE FOREIGN SUBSTANCE WAS ADMINISTERED AND CARRIED IN THE BODY OF THE HORSE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE. THIS FINDING SHALL ALSO BE TAKEN AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE TRAINER AND HIS AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF THE HORSE HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT IN THE HANDLING OR CARE OF THE HORSE. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 163.301, 163.302 AND 163.304--163.308 IN A TEST SAMPLE OF A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY RESULT IN THE HORSE BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY OR OTHER AWARDS EXCEPT FOR PURPOSES OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING, WHICH SHALL BE IN NO WAY AFFECTED. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM...
Name: JESUS ENOEL ZUBIA Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-42 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 Jesus E. Zubia, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on January 22, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21275 taken from the winnerJess Alota Fly” following the 11TH race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 133 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carolina Gaytan. Trainer Carolina Gaytan, trainer of record for horse “Jess Alota Fly, was duly notified (along with counsel Gene Chavez) and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mrs. Gaytan’s FOURTH Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period For this SECOND Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to ruling 2017-SUN-40 ) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus E. Zubia a penalty as follows:
    1. The horse “Jess Alota Fly” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    2. 4. The horse “Jess Alota Fly” is hereby disqualified from FIRST place and ordered unplaced from the 11TH race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Furiousprincess
                2. Mr Shakem Diva
                3. Ryon James
                4. Ds Blazen Earl
                5. Spittin in the Dawn
                6. Its My Brimmerton
                7. Red Storm Memories
                8. Surf By Starlight
                9. Heres Your Own Sign
UNPLACED “Jess Alota Fly”

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $2,500 and a 30 day suspension: OWNER 2nd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is disqualification, loss of purse and if same horse, that horse shall be placed on veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party/ 15.2.6.9 A.(4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 /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): 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 ENOEL ZUBIA Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-40 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 Jesus E. Zubia having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on January 22, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21265 taken from the winnerGonna Rock You” following the seventh race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 178 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carolina Gaytan. Carolina Gaytan, the trainer of record for horse “Gonna Rock You” was duly notified (along with counsel Gene Chavez) and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mrs. Gaytan’s THIRD Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period. For this First Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus E. Zubia a penalty as follows:
    1. The horse “Gonna Rock You” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension Carolina Gaytan is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carolina Gaytan are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $2,500 and a 30 day suspension: OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party/ 15.2.6.9 A.(4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 /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): 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: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-39 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/21/2017 Suspension End: 1/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified (along with counsel Gene Chavez), having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on January 22, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21265 taken from the winnerGonna Rock You” following the seventh race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 178 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carolina Gaytan. Jesus E. Zubia, owner of record for horse “Gonna Rock You”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Zubia’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period. For this THIRD Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before February 22, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses, running consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-173, starting December 21, 2017, through January 20, 2018, inclusive.
    3. The horse “Gonna Rock You” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension Carolina Gaytan is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carolina Gaytan are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $2,500 and a 30 day suspension: OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party/ 15.2.6.9 A.(4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 /15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer / 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): 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: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-39-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/21/2017 Suspension End: 1/20/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-39 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-41 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/21/2018 Suspension End: 2/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified (along with counsel Gene Chavez), having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on January 22, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21275 taken from the winnerJess Alota Fly” following the 11TH race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 133 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carolina Gaytan. Jesus E. Zubia, owner of record for horse “Jess Alota Fly”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Zubia’s SECOND Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period (2017-SUN-40 ). For this FOURTH Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before February 22, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-39 January 21, 2018, through February 20, 2018, inclusive.
    3. The horse “Jess Alota Fly” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    4. 4. The horse “Jess Alota Fly” is hereby disqualified from FIRST place and ordered unplaced from the 11TH race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Furiousprincess
                2. Mr Shakem Diva
                3. Ryon James
                4. Ds Blazen Earl
                5. Spittin in the Dawn
                6. Its My Brimmerton
                7. Red Storm Memories
                8. Surf By Starlight
                9. Heres Your Own Sign
UNPLACED “Jess Alota Fly” During said time of applicable suspension Carolina Gaytan is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carolina Gaytan are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence/ 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $2,500 and a 30 day suspension: OWNER 2nd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is disqualification, loss of purse and if same horse, that horse shall be placed on veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party/ 15.2.6.9 A.(4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 /15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer / 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): 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: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-41-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/21/2018 Suspension End: 2/20/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-41 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 2/3/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-41-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/21/2018 Suspension End: 2/20/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-41 - Appeal Stay Denied

February 3, 2017

Gene Chavez, Esq. 1220 5th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102

RE: Your Client: Carolina Gaytan Sample #NM21265 of Ruling #2017-SUN-39 Sample #NM21275 of Ruling#2017-SUN-41

Dear Mr. Chavez:

Your request for an appeal in the matter of Rulings #2017-SUN-39 and #2017-SUN-41 issued by the Sunland Park Board of Stewards on January 22, 2017 has been received.

Pursuant to my discretionary authority to grant a stay as noted in NMAC 15.2.1.9 (B)(10), I do not find good cause at this time for granting a stay. Thus, I am here in denying your request for a stay and will process your request for a timely hearing.

If I can be of further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Sincerely,

Ismael Trejo Executive Director (505) 222-0709

cc: Sunland Park Board of Stewards Leasa Johnson, Investigator

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-171 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol detected at a level of 32 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2) in horse “Pampered Jess” (Test Sample #: NM19028) who finished second place in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 85.8±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Jesus E. Zubia, owner of record for horse “Pampered Jess”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Zubia’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 23, 2016, through January 22, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Pampered Jess” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Pampered Jess” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Magic Corona
                2. First Fancy Man
                3. Fly Kristi Fly
                4. Dc Dashing Bono
                5. Lampon
                6. Mr. Jesse Stone
                7. Seis Secrets
                8. Dg Dashin Fury
                9. Una Linda Corona
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Pampered Jess

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

Carolina Gaytan is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (C)(6); 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-171-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-171 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-172 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/23/2017 Suspension End: 4/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol was detected at a level of 432 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2) in horse “Brawley Slide” (Test Sample #: NM19092) who finished seventh place in the 2nd race on September 4, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 449±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Elizar Canava, owner of record for horse “Brawley Slide”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Canava’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to ruling 2016-ZIA-171) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-171, starting January 23, 2017, through April 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Brawley Slide” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Brawley Slide” is hereby disqualified from SEVENTH place and ordered unplaced from in the 2nd race on September 4, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Angelo
                2. Rumors
                3. Famous She Is
                4. Silk Stocking Street
                5. Rarin
                6. My Streakin La Jolla
                7. Jesses Leader
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Brawley Slide

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

Carolina Gaytan is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC; 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (C)(6); and 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES; 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500. Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-172-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/23/2017 Suspension End: 4/23/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-172 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 4000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 12/20/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol detected at a level of 32 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2) in horse “Quatro Eagle” (Test Sample #: NM21010) who finished second place in the 5th race on September 12, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 38.8±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Roberto Marquez, owner of record for horse “Quatro Eagle”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Marquez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-ZIA-171 AND 2016-ZIA-172) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 240 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from rulings 2016-ZIA-171 and 2016-ZIA-172, starting April 24, 2017, through December 20, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($4,000) four thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Quatro Eagle” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Quatro Eagle” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from in the 5th race on September 12, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Angel Paint
                2. Faster Version
                3. Passemupjesse
                4. Elin
                5. Jumpn Por Gusto
                6. Magic Corona
                7. Bondurant
                8. Furr Lee
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Quatro Eagle

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

Carolina Gaytan is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC; 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC; 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC; 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (C)(6); 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES; 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority: 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address; 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission. Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-173-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 4000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 12/20/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-173 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-159 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 1/18/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Cody Reynolds having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 10, 2016, for a hearing that was continued from December 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “16-hydroxystanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Furiousprincess”, test sample #21276, who finished second place in the 11th race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Cody Reynolds.

Rachael Reynolds, the owner of record for the horse “Furiousprincess”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 (L) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Ms. Reynolds’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Cody Reynolds a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 19, 2016, through January 18, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before January 10, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Furiousprincess” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning November 15, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Furiousprincess” is hereby disqualified from 2nd place and ordered unplaced from the 11th race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:
                    1. Jess Alota Fly
                    2. Mr Shakem Diva
                    3. Ryon James
                    4. Ds Blazen Earl
                    5. Spittin in the Dawn
                    6. Its My Brimmerton
                    7. Red Storm Memories
                    8. Surf by Starlight
                    9. Heres Your Own Sign
Unplaced “FuriousprincessPage 1 of 2

During said time of applicable suspension Cody Reynolds is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(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 Cody Reynolds are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Cody Reynolds is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(H)(1)(3); 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k); 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d); 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" ; 15.2.6.11(A) 16.47.1.10(B)(1) Absolute Insurer; 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (D)(6); 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) 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); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority ; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2); 15.2.6.9. C. (2) TRAINER First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. OWNER First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. Page 2 of 2

Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-161 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arturo Chavez, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 10, 2016, for failure to personally attend to saddling entry “Tellers Miss Okie” in the paddock during the 5th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Arturo Chavez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be 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.

Arturo Chavez is found to be in violation of:

16.47.10.(C)(23) Trainer Responsibility: 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

Name: MICHAEL W JESTER Ruling Date: 4/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 17024C Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. The request by owner Michael W. Jester for an appeal of Penn National Board of Stewards Ruling No. 17107PN is hereby GRANTED. The supersedes is also GRANTED.
Name: MARK A ROYBAL Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-155 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/4/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Mark Roybal, had been notified to his last known address and failed to receive telephone calls on several occasions. The last attempt to contact him was September 4, 2016 by the Board of Stewards at the Downs at Albuquerque to schedule a financial responsibility hearing; As a result of his failure to reply and not being able to contact Mark Roybal, the Board of Stewards found licensee to be in violation of Commission rules and ordered that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission license (s) issued to Mark Roybal be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment to Alan D.Chastin DVM is made in the amount of $678.76 dollars (Six hundred Seventy eight dollars, and Seventy six cents) plus 1.5% Per month/ 18% per annum until the Balance is Zero.

During said time of suspension MARK ROYBAL 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. This ruling is in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 NMAC: I. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: (1) Which states in pertinent part that “ All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing and the Parental Responsibility Act.” (2) Any person licensed by the commission may file a financial responsibility complaint against another licensee. Any financial responsibility complaint against a licensee shall be in writing, signed by the complainant, and accompanied by documentation of the services, supplies or fees alleged to be due in connection with his/her operations as a licensee. A judgment from a civil court, which has been issued within one year of the date of the complaint, may be honored by the stewards as long as at least the defendant is a licensee.

Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 7/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-10 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner, Cody L. Reynolds, having been duly notified for a scheduled hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on this date, July 1, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM19373, after it was collected from the horse, "Master Time" which finished 1st in the 6th race, on May 1, 2016, at SunRay Park .
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.33ug/ml in blood/serum, which exceeds the authorized limit of 2.00ug/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and confirmed at 2.99ug/ml +/- 0.13 by TVMDL Texas A&M.
Cody L. Reynolds is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.6.9 (D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states "The permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC
This is treated as the 3rd offense in a 365-day period in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
 
phenylbutazone (2.1-5.0 mcg/ml) (mcg/ml or ug/ml are the same)
 
For this violation the Board of Stewards assess Cody Reynolds a penalty as follows;
 
    1. A fine in the amount of $1000.00
    2. Loss of purse in the 6th Race, May 1, 2016 at SunRay Park.
    3. New Order of Finish:
   
          1. Giant Prospector                           5. Points Alert
          2. Bullfight                                         6. Klassey Saint
          3. Elusive
          4. Quick Time                                    Unfinished = Master Time
 
 
  
 This is a 5th  (treated same as a third) positive test violation in the past 365-day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before August 1, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
By Order of the Board of Stewards at Albuquerque
 
Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 4/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-299 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon A. Alvarez, having been duly summoned, failed to appear and had a hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on April 10, 2016, for failure to declare equipment BLINKERS ON at time of entry on the horse Ellas Bridge Ta Fame in the second race on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:

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

Name: JESUS ENRIQUE GARCIA Ruling Date: 4/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-248 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner JESUS ENRIQUE GARCIA-REZA, having waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing and appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 10, 2016, for working for Trainer Alberto Franco as an groom while holding an owners license in the 3rd race April 9, 2016.

Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules. Thus, for this EMPLOYMENT violation WORKING WITH A VALID LICENSE, BUT IN A CAPACITY NOT LICENED FOR, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 126 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

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

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-86 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/2/2016 Suspension End: 2/2/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner, Alfredo O. Sanchez, having been duly notified, and having appeared with counsel by telephone, (Brian Hess) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM14780, after it was collected from the horse "I’ll Stop the World " which participated in the 8th race, in the La Plata Stakes race on July 26,2016 at Sunray Park.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 1/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-62 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 6/20/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Carlos H. Acosta Jr , having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-SUN-181 and 2015-Ssun-139

Carlos H. Acosta Jr, is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.9 (B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.

For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Carlos H. Acosta JR, are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for any future New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fines, as addressed above, have been paid in full.

During said time of applicable suspension, Carlos H. 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) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 6/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-62-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 6/20/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-62 - Restored to Good Standing having paid both fines at downs of albuquerque
Name: Vadu Viznney Avelar Ruling Date: 8/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 56-2015 DE Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
(56-2015)

Groom Vadu Avelar, RCI Id 2041639, DOB 8/9/1989, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for falsification of his 2015 State License application with the omission of previous arrest records. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.2.1, 2.5.1.4, 2.6.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.7, and 3.4.1.15.
Name: Tashina W Willis Ruling Date: 8/9/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-114 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:
With regard to Tanisha Willis:

Licensee’s New Mexico Racing Commission Pari Mutuel Employee License #2054994 is hereby rescinded on August 9, 2015 for failure to disclose probation history.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

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

Alfredo O Sanchez is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

By order of the Ruidoso Downs Stewards




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) Which says in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed with the main Commission Office or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 8/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-173 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-173-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/31/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-173 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-174 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ, having been duly notified, and having failed to appear on this date before the Board of Stewards, a hearing was held in absentia regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol,” which was found in sample NM13232, after it was collected from the horse “CD Tight Rope” which finished first in the 3rd race on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque.

ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “CD Tight Rope,” which was the subject of related rulings issued on July 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

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

For this violation< the Board of Stewards assessed ALFREDO O. SANCHEZ a penalty of loss of purse of the 3RD race, June 13, 2015.
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Ruidoso Downs)

15.2.1.9 (b): Which states 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.
Name: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 5/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-35 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/8/2015 Suspension End: 6/12/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey JACQUELYN A BOBROFF, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard ““Party of Gold” in the fifth race, Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

JACQUELYN A BOBROFF is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.13 (E)(2)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully, so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse in the race”.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JACQUELYN A BOBROFF a penalty of a two race day riding suspension (Monday, June 8, 2015, and Friday, June 12, 2015, inclusive).

The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

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: JACQUELYN A BOBROFF Ruling Date: 5/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-23 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Apprentice Jockey license (ID # 67114 / RCI # 4176650) issued to JACQUELYN A. BOBROFF is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

(Ms Bobroff surrendered her Apprentice license, and has been issued a Journeyman Jockey license (ID# 277956 / RCI 4252444) effective this date, and currently works in this capacity
Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-181 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/13/2015 Suspension End: 10/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Carlos H. Acosta Jr., having been duly notified, and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on February 14, 2015, a hearing was held in absentia, 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 NM1201, after it was collected from the horse "I Won’t Lose" which finished first in the 1st race, Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Sunland Park;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 585pg/ml. Split sampling rights were afforded, per 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, however split rights were not exercised).

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

This is the second offense positive test violation for Mr. Acosta Jr., in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C) (2) NMAC.
For this second violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Carlos H. Acosta Jr. a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (April 13, 2015, through October 10, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse from the 1st race, Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Sunland Park;
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, Carlos H. 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) 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 CARLOS H. ACOSTA JR. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park).

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: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 12/16/2014
Jurisdiction: Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Colonial Downs
Ruling Number: 14-035 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
COLONIAL DOWNS
STEWARDS’ RULING

Date: December 16, 2014 Ruling #14-035

Trainer Tyler Shehan is fined five hundred ($500.00) following the report of LGC Laboratory, the official laboratory of the Virginia Racing Commission, that the sample taken from “SPRINGHOUSE REBEL”, first place finisher in the fifth race, October 12, 2014, contained phenylbutazone, in violation of 11VAC10-180-70(C). “SPRINGHOUSE REBEL” is disqualified and placed last.

Fine is to be paid within 72 hours.
Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Colonial Downs
Ruling Number: 14-035-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 14-035 - Appeal Submitted
Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 12/16/2014
Jurisdiction: Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Colonial Downs
Ruling Number: 14-036 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
COLONIAL DOWNS
STEWARDS’ RULING

Date: December 16, 2014 Ruling #14-036

Trainer Tyler Shehan is fined one thousand dollars ($1000.00) following the report of LGC Laboratory, the official laboratory of the Virginia Racing Commission, that the sample taken from “SPRINGHOUSE REBEL”, first place finisher in the fourth race, October 16, 2014, contained phenylbutazone, in violation of 11VAC10-180-70 (C). “SPRINGHOUSE REBEL” is disqualified and placed last.

Fine is to be paid within 72 hours.
Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Colonial Downs
Ruling Number: 14-036-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 14-036 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JON GLENN ARNETT Ruling Date: 9/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-82 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jon G Arnett, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding the horse “Cainam” that was entered in the twelfth race, Monday, September 1, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;

(Mr. Arnett entered the horse “Cainam” at two different tracks for the same day of racing. Entry for Ruidoso Downs was made on Monday, August 25, 2014, and the horse was listed in the published entries. Mr. Arnett then made entry for the Downs at Albuquerque on Friday, August 29, 2014, Entries for both tracks were for the same race day, (Monday, September 1, 2014).

On the morning of September 1, 2014, Mr. Arnett phoned the Stewards to make a scratch for the Ruidoso Downs race. It would soonafter be discovered the horse had been entered also at Albuquerque for the same day of racing. Immediate notification of the double entry was made to the Board of Stewards at Albuquerque. "Cainam" was allowed to run in the Albuquerque race.

Jon G Arnett is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “ No horse may be entered to run at two different tracks on the same day of which pari mutual wagering is conducted” Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jon G Arnett a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 22, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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


Name: LONNIE H. VAUGHN Ruling Date: 4/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3394514 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3394514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: April 13, 2014 Trainer LONNIE H. VAUGHN (DOB: 12/19/1947 NMSRC LICENSE #:66077297) having paid the fine and having otherwise fulfilled the conditions required in ruling #0144912, and as addressed in ruling 3217813; This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that LONNIE H. VAUGHN is hereby reinstated effective May 21, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER RON WALKER



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