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. >2/25/2015<

262 Total Rulings compiled at: 3/2/2015 4:28:17 PM G.M.T.

Name: WILLIE C PADILLA Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-258 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Willie C Padilla.,  having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on March 01, 2015, for the ineligible entry of "Hotdoggin Deputy" entered to race this date. The owner of record for the horse “Hotdoggin Deputy” is listed as Jose Cruz Valdez. Records show Jose Cruz Valdez.’s NMSRC owner’s license has  expired  and has not been renewed.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission".  
16.47.1.9 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed".   
16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for  representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing".   
15.2.5.8 (B)(2)NMAC:  Which state in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed owner.”
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty of  one hundred dollars, ($100.00).
This fine is to be paid on or before March 31, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1) NMAC.
Failure to ay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: TANNER TROY THEDFORD Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-261 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Tanner Thedford appeared before the Board of Stewards, on this date for failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Grc Justplainzoomin” in the fourth race, February 28, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Tanner Thedford is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tanner Thedford a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
This fine is to be paid on or before March 31, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)NMAC.
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-264 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUSTIN R. EVANS, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding an ineligible entry of “Dreamcatcher” (no original foal certificate on file) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the seventh race, Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JUSTIN R. EVANS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before April 1, 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.
 
JUSTIN R. EVANS is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: ISIDRO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-257 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Isidro Rodriguez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 01, 2015 concerning a security citation for driving a truck and trailer across the back stretch bridge is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Isidro Rodriguez a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 31, 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.
 
This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.3 (B) (1) (d) NMAC: which states in pertinent part
 
“(d) The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules.”
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-259 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jaime Parga Leos appeared before the Board of Stewards, on this date for failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Mr Eye Opener Too” in the fourth race, February 28, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Jaime Parga Leos is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Parga Leos a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
This fine is to be paid on or before March 31, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)NMAC.
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-263 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Storm Dust” that finished 1st in the 5th race at Sunland Park on March 1, 2015, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed 2nd, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st  Snowbound Jones       6th Brian’s Minister
2nd  Storm Dust                 Scratch – Fire Like Anoutlaw
3rd  Tornillo                       Scratch - Poblano
4th  Al’s Best Boy
5th  Outlaw in Town
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
 15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (a) NMAC: Which States in pertinent part “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul. “
15.2.5.13(E)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states that “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.”
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states that “When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.”
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-262 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Miss Corona Daise” that finished 8th in the 1st race at Sunland Park on March 1, 2015, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed ninth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st  Mi Sonador                                                   7th  Mj Moon Chick
2nd  Dos Tocallos                                                8th  Frisco Jess
3rd  Skunktail Eagle                                           9th  Miss Corona Daise
4th  Ld Red Hot Blue                                         10th Buccaneer Angel
5th  Lighting McQueen                                   Scratch – Black Gold Regard
6th Dimples Ocean                                          Scratch – Pyc Showdown
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: CAMILO NICOLAS Ruling Date: 3/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-260 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey CAMILO NICOLAS having appeared (via Jockey representative Tanner Thedford) before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding which resulted in a disqualification of his mount “Jesse Bull” in the fourth race, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CAMILO NICOLAS a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
CAMILO NICOLAS is found to be in violation of:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-254 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Jmcashn Afullhouse” that finished sixth, in the second race, on February 28, 2014, at  Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed ninth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st   Riverside Babe                         6th   Ahh Lifeisgood
2nd  Heza Hard Hitter                           7th   La Cuichita
3rd   Jess Whos Yo Daddy                    8th   Rodrigosroyalgirl
4th   Jess Is a Flash                               9th   Jmcashn Afullhouse
5th   Sixes Like a Hawk             Scratched   Rimen Moon
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-255 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Jesse Bull” that finished eighth, in the fourth race, on February 28, 2014, at  Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed tenth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st   Monkey Lion                          6th   Seis Secrets
2nd  Grc Justplainazoom                7th   Mr Eye Opener Two
3rd   Ms Fast First Prize                 8th   Bp Painted Mariah
4th   Super Sporting Dash               9th   Preemtive Strike
5th   Sign of a Flash                                   10th Jesse Bull
                                                      Scratched:   Wave Running
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-252 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jesse Lee Levario, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “TwoShine” in the 5th race, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before March 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: BONIFACIO PEREZ Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-248 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Bonifacio Perez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Hi Tower” in the 1st race, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before March 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: BONIFACIO PEREZ Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-250 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Bonifacio Perez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Hi Tower” in the 1st race, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before March 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-256 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Cody Reynolds, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
(Failure to secure a current Owner license for his horse Malcom Quinn in the third race February 28, 2015 at Sunland Park necessitating a late scratch)
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Cody Reynolds the following penalty, a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid by March 30, 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.
 
This ruling is in accordance:
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission".  
16.47.1.9 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed".   
16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for  representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing".   
15.2.5.8 (B)(2)NMAC:  Which state in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed owner.”
 
 
Name: Wayne M Catalano Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-035 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Wayne M.  Catalano is fined $100.00 for failing to have the proper paperwork completed with the State Veterinarian prior to entry of "Dunbrody" for the seventh race on February 27, 2015.   This is a violation of ASRC Rule #1232 (1) (c), to meet the requirements established by the Arkansas Racing Commission and Oaklawn Park to be in compliance with ASRC Rule #1232 (A) (a).
This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-249 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Frank Reyes appeared before the Board of Stewards, on this date for causing interference to the #10 horse while aboard “Hoolietteslasthalo” in the eighth race, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Frank Reyes is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 29, 2015 in accordance with15.2.3.831 NMAC.
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-253 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/8/2015 Suspension End: 3/9/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Frank Reyes appeared before the Board of Stewards, on this date for causing interference resulting in a disqualification while aboard “Sweet Sister” in the tenth race, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Frank Reyes is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a penalty of a two-day riding suspension, (March 08 through March 09, 2015).
 
The term of this suspension shall not preclude riding in designated races.
Name: MICHAEL PAUL VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-245 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The Security Staff license issued to MICHAEL PAUL VILALOBOS (License Id # 206228 / 4183341) 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 the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.
 
MICHAEL PAUL VILLLALOBOS has been issued a Track Maintenance Employee license (Id # 246824 /421728) and also an Office Personnel license 246827 / 4212829) effective this date, and currently works in these capacities.
Name: REBECCA L ANDERSON Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-244 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
The Owner license issued to REBECCA ANDERSON (license Id # 81068  / 53183624) 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 the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license”.
 
REBECCA ANDERSON has been issued a Racing Veterinarian license (Id # 246800 / 4211645) effective February 22, 2015, and currently works in this capacity.
Name: WILLIAM RALPH ROBERTSON Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-246 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner WILLIAM R. ROBERTSON having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding an ineligible entry of “Goddess Galene” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the second race, Friday, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(Mr. Robertson made instruction to Agent Baltazar Gutierrez to make an entry for the horse “Goddess Galene”. On race day, the listed Trainer of record notified the Stewards that he did not have this horse in his care/custody, which resulted in the scratch).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is under the direct or indirect training of an unlicensed person”.
 
16.47.1.9 (A)(5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Licensed Owners are responsible for the disclosure of the true and entire Ownership of each of the horses registered with the Racing Secretary. Any change in Ownership or Trainer of a horse registered with the Racing Secretary must be approved by the Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed WILLIAM R. ROBERTSON a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 28, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: LARRY DOLORES GAMEZ Ruling Date: 2/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-251 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Larry Gamez , having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Absolut One” in the 5th race, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before March 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: TIM A ICE Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-034 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Tim A. Ice is fined $100.00 for failing to enter "Explosive Page" on first time furosemide for the seventh race on February 26, 2015, a violation of ASRC Rule #1232 (1) (c).  This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: LUIS ALBERTO RANILLA Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Fonner Park
Ruling Number: 2015-FON-1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/28/2015 Suspension End: 3/6/2015
Ruling Text:
     Jockey Luis Ranilla having received a formal notice of hearing and waived his right to a hearing is hereby suspended three (3) riding days, Saturday, Feburary 28, 2015 Sunday, March 1, 2015, and Friday, March 6, 2015, for violation of Nebraska Racing Commission rules 17.002.01 and 17.002.04 for careless riding during the running of the sixth (6) race at Fonner Park on Sunday February 22, 2015, and causing his mount "MARSHALL RAYLAN" to be disqualified from 2nd to 3rd Place.
 
     This suspension does not prohibit Mr. Ranilla from riding in designated races pre-approved by the Stewards.
Name: JOSE DANIEL RUIZ Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-234 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JOSE DANIEL RUIZ having appeared (via a Jockey Guild Representative) before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Current Hero” in the first race, Monday, February 23, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE DANIEL RUIZ a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
JOSE DANIEL RUIZ is found to be in violation of:
Name: RICARDO SANTANA PORTOCARRERO Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-037 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/5/2015 Suspension End: 3/7/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr., is suspended three racing days, Thursday, March 5, 2015, Friday, March 6, 2015 and Saturday, March 7, 2015, for allowing "Huggins and Kissin" to drift down from the outside without being clear, a violation of ASRC Rule #2347 (a), causing a chain reaction in the middle of the track in the third race on February 22, 2015 as four other horses had to take up or were bumped out of their running paths.  "Huggins and Kissin" was disqualified from second and placed ninth.  During his period of suspension Santana may participate in designated stakes races but then must serve a replacement day of suspension.  This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: MANUEL GUTIERREZ-LOPEZ Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-233 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MANUEL GUTIERREZ  having failed to be excused from, or to honor his riding engagement which resulted in a later rider change in the first and second races, Monday, February 23, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MANUEL GUTIERREZ  a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 27 ,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.
 
MANUEL GUTIERREZ  is found to be in violation of:
Name: THEODIS LASALLE BARNES Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-236 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, THEODIS BARNES, LICENSE #246681 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: DESTINEY J CAIN Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-235 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, DESTINEY CAIN, LICENSE #206308 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: BLANCA E RUIZ Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-239 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, BLANCA RUIZ, LICENSE #205678 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: TABATHA ANNETTE WARDLE Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-237 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, TABATHA WARDLE, LICENSE #194734 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-241 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Sweet Sister” that finished fourth, in the 10th race, Friday, February 27, 2015, at Sunland Park, was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed fifth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
 
1st       Watch the Curves                 6th      Kowgirl Vibe
2nd      Anthem Music                       7th      Whats the Drama
3rd       Sparkie                                   8th      Stunner
4th       Split Step                                9th      Wild Abbie
5th       Sweet Sister                          10th      Crypto Orange
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-242 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Armando Quintanilla Jr., having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Friday, February 27, 2015, for the ineligible entry of "Lady Five O Five" that ran Sunday, November 9, 2014, placed third in the 9th race.  The owner of record for the horse “Lady Five O Five” is listed as Armando Quintanilla Jr. Records show Mr. Quintanilla’s NMSRC owner’s license expired 10/31/2014 and was not renewed until 12/21/2014.  
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission".  
16.47.1.9 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed".   
16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for  representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing".   
15.2.5.8 (B)(2)NMAC:  Which state in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed owner.”
 
(Also, in the Zia Park 2014 Stakes & Condition book listed under Owner Requirements, "All Owners are required to be licensed prior to entering a horse.")
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty of loss of purse for the 9th race, Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Zia Park,
the horse “Lady Five O Five” is hereby disqualified, and is declared unplaced.
 
 
As a result of the disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows, and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly:
 
1st   Thebiddingisclosed          7th Tic Tac Go      
2nd  Zia Anzi                          8th  Your Irish Lass
3rd  Marie Leveau Who           9th  Bay Dreamin
4th  Buckland Dancer             10th Radio Storm
5th  Irish Sandy                       11th Frilly Style
6th  Nana’s Little Fox              Unplaced    Lady Five O Five
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-243 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Armando Quintanilla Jr., having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Friday, February 27, 2015, for the ineligible entry of "Lady Five O Five" that ran Monday, November 24, 2014, finished second place in the 9th race.  The owner of record for the horse “Lady Five O Five” is listed as Armando Quintanilla Jr. Records show Mr. Quintanilla’s NMSRC owner’s license expired 10/31/2014 and was not renewed until 12/21/2014.  
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission".  
16.47.1.9 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed".   
16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for  representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing".   
15.2.5.8 (B)(2)NMAC:  Which state in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed owner.”
 
(Also, in the Zia Park 2014 Stakes & Condition book listed under Owner Requirements, "All Owners are required to be licensed prior to entering a horse.")
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty of loss of purse for the 9th race, Monday, November 24, 2014, at Zia Park,
the horse “Lady Five O Five” is hereby disqualified, and is declared unplaced.
 
 
As a result of the disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows, and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly:
 
1st   Missionairess                             6th  Bankin the Bucks  
2nd  Hasty Hadley                              7th Peaceful Dome       
3rd  Imapistol                                    8th  Tricky Who
4th  Buckland Dancer                        9th  Nana’s Little Fox               
5th  Marie Leveau Who                       Unplaced    Lady Five O Five
Name: WANDA JO LAWSON Ruling Date: 2/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-238 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
LICENSEE: Office Personnel, WANDA LAWSON, LICENSE #__________ is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”
 
BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION
 
______________________________
VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: AMADA TREJO Ruling Date: 2/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-232 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: LICENSEE: Office Personnel, AMADA TREJO, LICENSE #205799 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.   This ruling is in accordance with:   16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”   BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION   ______________________________ VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: GAYLE E TURBERVILLE Ruling Date: 2/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-033 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Gayle Turberville has surrendered her Assistant Trainer license in favor of a Trainer license.
Name: JAMES DAVID YOUNG Ruling Date: 2/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 15-003 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/25/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the Washington Horse Racing Commission received a License Suspension Certification from the State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Division of Child Support, dated Monday, February 23, 2015  a copy of which is attached to this ruling and hereby incorporated by reference. Pursuant to RCW 67.16.020, RCW 74.20A.320, and WAC 260-36-120 (2) (i), the Commission or its designee is required to immediately suspend the license , or declare a person ineligible for a license, if the individual is certified to be in noncompliance with a child support order.
 
Based on the License Suspension Certification from DSHS, James D Young is declared ineligible for licensing and any current WHRC license is IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED. Upon receipt by the Commission of a release issued by the DSHS Division of Child Support, the license can be reinstated if all other requirements for the license continue to be met.
 
Under the terms of this ruling James D Young is hereby denied access to and privileges of any and all grounds and Advance Deposit Wagering Providers coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.
Name: TYLER RAYMER Ruling Date: 2/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-028-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/25/2015 Suspension End: 2/27/2015
Ruling Text:
Driver Tyler Raymer, while driving #3, GRAPHITE, is suspended from driving for three days beginning 2/25/2015 to and including 2/27/2015 for coming out late and forcing #8, STREETS OF GOLD three wide around the last turn.  GRAPHITE finished 4th and was placed 6th.  DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.6.
 
Name: MICHELLE S. LOPEZ Ruling Date: 2/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-50 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: LICENSEE: Commission Staff/License Administrator, MICHELLE S. LOPEZ, LICENSE #__________ is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at State Racing Commission, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.   This ruling is in accordance with:   16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”   BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION   ______________________________ VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: EMMANUEL ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 2/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 15-036 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/28/2015 Suspension End: 3/5/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Emmanuel Esquivel is suspended three  racing days, Saturday, February 28, Sunday, March 1 and Thursday, March 5, for allowing "Raagheb" to drift to the outside without being clear, a violation of
 ARC Rule #2347 (a), causing "Rue De Grande" to stumble and nearly fall near the 3/8's pole in the seventh race on February 21, 2015 resulting in the disqualification of "Raagheb" from second to ninth place.  This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Name: AMBER DIANE BUTER Ruling Date: 2/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH17 Ruling Type: Warning Letter
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Amber Buter is given a formal warning insofar as her horse "PERFECT PICTURE" who finished 1st in the 7th race on February 6, 2015 at the Meadowlands and was given Post-Race Blood test which revealed lasix in a quanity which exceed the allowable limits.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-23.8 Administering medication to a respiratory bleeder
Name: JOSEPH MATTHEW SALDE Ruling Date: 2/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-48 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: LICENSEE: Office Personnel, JOSEPH SALDE, LICENSE #206213 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at Sunland Park, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.   This ruling is in accordance with:   16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”   BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION   ______________________________ VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: Jorge Vargas Ruling Date: 2/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-MVRC-25 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Jorge Vargas
                                       License #7206, #6878
                                                                                                                          
Owner/Trainer, Jorge Vargas, DOB 02/07/1982, SSN XXX-XX-7270, is hereby fined Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for issuing a N.S.F. check to the O.S.R.C. for his 2014 Trainers license. Violation of and as per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-7-44 (C).      
 
 
 
Fine has been paid.
Name: ALEXANDRA SUZANNE BERUBE Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2015 Suspension End: 3/8/2015
Ruling Text:
The Board of Judges hereby order you a full suspension, including all horses owned or trained, wholly or in part by you, for violation of the Trainer's Responsibility insofar as your horse "LILYS REAL BOY" had a positive post-race test disclosing the presence of Dexamethasone from  the 1st race on Saturday,
January 17, 2015.  The period of suspension will be for fifteen (15) days, 2/22/2015 through 03/08/2015 inclusive.  Ms. Berube is also fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
 
During the period of suspension  Ms. Berube is denied the privileges of all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission.
 
The horse finished 2nd and is hereby disqualified from sharing in the purse.  The purse is ordered to be redistributed among the eligible horses.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-23.7 (b) Disqualification and denial of purse.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C.  Rule 13:71-23.6(a)(b)(c)(d) Protecting against drug administration.  "The owner, trainer, veterinarian, groom or any other persons who are charged with the custody, care and responsibility of the horse, are all obligated to protect and guard the horse against the administration of any drug or substances foreign to the natural horse..."
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-23.1
 
Name: ADRIAN JAY TOLEDO Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-42 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: LICENSEE: Valet Attendant, ADRIAN TOLEDO, LICENSE #206181 is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working at SunRay Park in Tularosa, New Mexico in the licensed capacity.   This ruling is in accordance with:   16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pat that “A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license.”   BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION   ______________________________ VINCE MARES, AGENCY DIRECTOR
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH14 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Gingras is hereby fined the sum of  three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #4 "NF SOARING" in the 1st race on Friday, February 20, 2015, you did lay off the pace and leave a hole, after the start, when it was within your horse's capability to keep the hole closed.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rules 13:71-20.6(a)11
                                              13:71-7.29(a)1
Name: ANDY R MILLER Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH13 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #6 "DALLAS JONES" in the 2nd race on Thursday, February 19, 2015, Mr. Miller did drive in a careless manner by moving his horse into  the outer tier without full clearance, causing the driver of #4 "TIGER BOUDOIR" to move his horse three wide past the 1/4 mile pole.  
 
#6 "DALLAS JONES" finished 2nd, disqualified, placed 6th.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a)1,2,8,10.
Name: BRETT A MILLER Ruling Date: 2/24/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15MDH15 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner while driving #7"CASANOVA LINDY" in the 10th race on Friday, February 20, 2015.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ADRIAN ALFREDO RAMOS Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-230 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Adrian A Ramos appeared before the Board of Stewards, on this date for failing to maintain a straight course while aboard “Imagonna” in the third race, February 22, 2015, at Sunland Park.   Adrian A Ramos is found to be in violation of Commission rules. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Adrian A Ramos a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 25, 2015 in accordance with15.2.3.831 NMAC.
Name: TANNER TROY THEDFORD Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-228 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Tanner Thedford, having appeared before the Board of Stewards Monday, February 23, 2015 for careless riding/ failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Latest Policy” in the second race, Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Sunland Park;   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tanner Thedford a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 21, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.     Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.   Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-225 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Hector Aldrette, having appeared before the Board of Stewards Monday, February 23, 2015 for careless riding/ failure to maintain a straight course, while aboard “Deceptive Practice” in the third race, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Sunland Park;   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Aldrette a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 21, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.     Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.   Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 2/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-247 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jaime Parga-Leos, having appeared before the Board of Stewards February 28, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Bank Dunit” in the 1st race, February 23, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before March 29, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: SETH JACOB HOWARD Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-221 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, Seth Howard, having been notified, having waived 10 notice of hearing, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards (Via Representative/Trainer Sam Howard) 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 NM10540, after it was collected from the horse "Prince Bob" which finished first in the 7th race, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at  Zia Park.     (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 582pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Sam Howard. The split was confirmed positive by LSU with a finding of 0.584ng/ml or 584pg/ml in urine).   Seth Howard is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Prince Bob”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.   As such, the following applies: 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.   This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC.   1.  Disqualification Loss of purse of the first place purse from 7th race, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Zia Park. 2.  The horse “Prince Bob” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and must pass a commission-approved examination            prior to any future entry.      (Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park.)
Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-218 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/4/2015 Suspension End: 5/3/2015
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer JAIME G. ALDAVAZ SR. having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date (with telephonic counsel Pat Bingham and also translator Maggie Aldavez), regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Stanozolol", which was found in sample NM06551 after it was collected from the horse “Little Southern”, which finished 4th place in the 7th Race at Sunray Park on May 9, 2014. (At the time of this violation Jaime Aldavez Sr., was both the owner and the trainer of record for this horse.)   (The original lab report indicated a finding of a positive urine test is for the drug 16-Hydroxystanzolol metabolite of Stanozolol at 1.2ng/ml.  Sample #NM06551.) Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Mr. Aldavaz, but not sent).   JAIME G ALDAVAZ SR. 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 (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established”.   15.2.6.9 (I) (2) NMAC : Which states in pertinent part "Concentrations of these AAS shall not exceed the following urine threshold concentrations for total (i.e., free drug or metabolite and drug or metabolite liberated from its conjugates): a) 16B-hydroxystanozolol (metabolite of stanozolol (Winstrol)-1ng/ml in urine for all horses regardless of sex".     15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer JAIME G ALDAVAZ SR. a penalty as follows: (1) A Suspension of any/all NMSRC licenses for a period of 60 days (March 4, 2015 thru May 3, 2015, inclusive). (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000); (3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, May 9, 2014, at Sun Ray Park; This is a first Class B violation, and a third total violation (2 prior Class C violations) within a 365 day period, and is in accordance with 15.2.6.9 NMAC. The fine must be paid prior to any reinstatement, per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner JAIME G ALDAVAZ SR a penalty as follows: (1) Disqualification and Loss of purse of the 4th place finisher in 7th Race, May 9, 2014 at Sunray Park. (2) The horse "Little Southern" is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible for any future entry.   During said time of applicable suspension, JAIME ALDAVAZ SR. is hereby excluded from all areas 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 JAIME ALDAVAZ SR 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 horse ruling issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: SAM HAMILTON HOWARD Ruling Date: 2/22/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-220 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/4/2015 Suspension End: 5/3/2015
Ruling Text: Trainer, Sam Howard, having been notified, having waived 10 notice of hearing, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM10540, after it was collected from the horse "Prince Bob" which finished first in the 7th race, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at  Zia Park. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 582pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Sam Howard. The split was confirmed positive by LSU with a finding of 0.584ng/ml or 584pg/ml in urine).   Sam Howard 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 140pg/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 Sam Howard a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (March 4, 2015 through May 3, 2015, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the7th race, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at  Zia Park..   This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.     During said time of applicable suspension, Sam Howard 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 Sam Howard 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: PAUL ALLEN SMITH Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-210 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Paul A. Smith having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 21, 2015 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 Flunixin which was found in sample NM10802, after it was collected from the horse “Wild N Precocious”, which finished first in the 3rd race, Monday October 6, 2014, at Zia Park;   (The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 59 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but declined by, Mr. Smith).   Paul A. Smith is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”. 15.2.6.9 (E)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood plasma”. 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Paul A. Smith a penalty in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($500.00) for this first positive test violation within a 365 day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC.  The fine is to be paid on or before March 23, 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.   (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of issued this date, at Sunland Park).   15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days 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: STEPHEN R WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-042 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/21/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Hotwalker STEPHEN WILLIAMS, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1902 (Conduct Detrimental to Horse Racing – unauthorized to be in barn), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
 
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of STEPHEN WILLIAMS are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. WILLIAMS is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction
Name: VINCENT ACCARDO Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Maywood Park
Ruling Number: 155009 Ruling Type: Total Carbon Dioxide Above Allowed Limit
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/23/2014 Suspension End: 3/24/2014
Ruling Text: AN ANALYSIS OF THE TEST SAMPLE #823585 OBTAINED FROM "MAKENA CAT", SIXTH PLACE FINISHER, IN THE SEVENTH RACE, FEBRUARY 6, 2015, AT MAYWOOD PARK REVEALED A TCO2 LEVEL OF 39.9 +/- 1.1 MMOL/L (99.7% CONFIDENCE LEVEL) IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.180 C. PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.50 (TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY) AND 603.180 D 2 (CARBON DIOXIDE TESTS), (SECOND OFFENSE) TRAINER VINCENT ACCARDO IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $1000 (ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS) AND IS SUSPENDED THIRTY (30) DAYS, COMMENCING FEBRUARY 23, 2015, THROUGH MARCH 24, 2015, INCLUSIVE. DURING THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION, VINCENT ACCARDO IS HEREBY DENIED THE PRIVILEGES AND USE OF THE COURSE AND GROUNDS OF ALL RACE TRACKS AND WAGERING LOCATIONS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD. OWNERSHIP TRANSFERS OF ANY AND ALL STANDARDBREDS OWNED WHOLLY OR IN PART BY THIS SUSPENDED PERSON MUST BE APPROVED BY THE STEWARDS PRIOR TO ANY ENTRY OF THE ABOVE HORSE INTO A RACE IN ILLINOIS.
Name: JOSEPH D KOWAL Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-040 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/21/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JOSEPH KOWAL, dba SUNSETTER RACING, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility - $740.00 to KC Horse Transportation), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
 
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of JOSEPH KOWAL, dba SUNSETTER RACING, are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. KOWAL is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-208 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Bernadette Bautista-Lozano having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for not being in attendance to saddle his/her horse, Duit Tuit in the fifth race, on February 13, 2015 at Sunland Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.   For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Bernadette Bautista-Lozano a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 23, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.     Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.   Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rules:     16.47.1.10(C)(23) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is responsible for personally attending to his/her horses in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the Stewards”.  
Name: TAYLOR ANN HOUSER Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-041 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/21/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Groom TAYLOR HOUSER, having failed to respond to charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1902 (Conduct Detrimental to Horse Racing – unauthorized to be in barn), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
 
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of TAYLOR HOUSER are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), MS. HOUSER is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-209 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Issued in error.
Name: ANDREW THOMAS SMITH Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-215 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 Andrew T Smith having been duly notified, and having appeared (via Trainer Paul Smith) before the Board of Stewards on December 15, 2013, for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM10802 after it was collected from the horse “Wild N Precocious” which finished first in the 3rd race, Monday, October 06, 2013, at Zia Park;   Andrew T Smith is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Wild N Precocious”, which was the subject of related ruling, issued this date at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.   As such, the following applies:   15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Licensed Owner Class IV violation-first-offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.     For this overage violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Andrew T Smith a penalty of the following:  The horse “Wild N Precocious” is required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.     BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS              DAVID KEITER                              CONNIE ESTES                              ED L’ECUYER       Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.    
Name: NORBERTO ARROYO JR Ruling Date: 2/21/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-213 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/1/2015 Suspension End: 3/2/2015
Ruling Text: Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO JR. having been duly summoned, and having failed to appear  before the Board of Stewards on this date, for failure to persevere while aboard “Three Part Harmony” in the stretch run of the seventh race, Friday, February 20, 2015, at Sunland Park;   NORBERTO ARROYO JR. is found to be in violation of:   15.2.5.13 (E)(5) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “All horses shall be ridden out in every race. A Jockey shall not ease up or coast to the finish, without adequate cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money”.   For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed NORBERTO ARROYO JR. a penalty of a two race day riding suspension (Sunday, March 1, 2015, and Monday, March 2, 2015, inclusive).   “The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races”.    
Name: SAUL MAURICIO ARIAS Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-039 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/26/2015 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey SAUL ARIAS, who rode TRIUNFO in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on February 16, 2015, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (February 26, 27, and 28, 2015) for crossing over without sufficient clearance leaving the starting gate and causing interference. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules – careless riding).
 
Pursuant to California Horse racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races) the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: CLOTILDE SALAZAR Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21031 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/20/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Declared ineligible for licensure in Louisiana pending her appearance before the Fair Grounds Stewards regarding a debt claim submitted by Backstretch Surgery and Medicine in the amount of $835.
Name: DAVID C. TOMASELLO Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2015-MP-17 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
GROOM DAVID TOMASELLO IS HEREBY REINSTATED AFTER HAVING PROVIDED AN EVALUATION AND A NEGATIVE TEST. HE WILL BE SUBJECT TO FURTHER TESTING AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS.
Name: BRAYAN ALEXIS CONTRERAS PENA Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2015-LATS-038 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/26/2015 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Apprentice jockey BRAYAN PENA, who rode PREORDAINED in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on February 16, 2015, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (February 26, 27, and 28, 2015) for failure to maintain a straight course in the stretch and causing interference. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules – careless riding).
 
Pursuant to California Horse racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races) the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: BENJAMIN VILLEGAS Ruling Date: 2/20/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-202 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer BENJAMIN RIVERA VILLEGAS having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on date, for an ineligible entry of “Idalikawin” (unable to verify a current/required workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the first race, Monday, February 16, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed BENJAMIN RIVERA VILLEGAS a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 20, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
BENJAMIN RIVERA VILLEGAS is found to be in violation of:
Name: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ-FLORES Ruling Date: 2/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-37 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See Stay Ruling attached under Miscellanous Document Tab located on Applicant License Screen
Name: DANIEL YOALBERT COA Ruling Date: 2/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0021 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/19/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Daniel Coa is hereby suspended by the Board of Stewards for failure to pay the outstanding fine of ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS imposed by Ruling Number 14-0093 on December 11, 2014. Reinstatement is contingent on payment of the fine to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
 
810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc)
                                        
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JOSLLEPH BERRIOLS Ruling Date: 2/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0022 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/19/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Joseph Berrios is hereby suspended by the Board of Stewards for failure to pay the outstanding fine of ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS imposed by Ruling Number 14-0094 on December 14, 2014. Reinstatement is contingent on payment of the fine to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
 
810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc)
                                        
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 2/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2015-Comm-36 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See copy of Stay located under the Miscellaneous Document Tab on the License Applicant Screen
Name: MERRILL CLAY ROBERTS Ruling Date: 2/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0020 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official chemist for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number 0059028 taken from
SMOKININDABOYSROOM who finished second in the fourth race at Turfway Park on January 24, 2015 was found to contain methylprednisolone (Class C) at a level of 249 pg/ml in blood. After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250) DOLLARS. Purse monies and pari-mutuel wagering are not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed by this ruling to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:0025 Section 14 (cc).
 
 
 
810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, Subsection (3)(a) 1.(b) 2.
Name: RONALD GENE DAVID Ruling Date: 2/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 15-WRD-006 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR RONALD GENE DAVID JR. PLED NO CONTEST AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION ,"ASHLEY DARLING", THE 2ND PLACE FINISHER IN THE 3RD RACE AT WRD ON 10/4/2014. THE HORSE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUGS LEVAMISOLE AND PEMOLINE. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT WRD THAT MR. DAVID BE FINED $1500.00 AND THAT THE HORSE BE DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 3RD RACE AT WRD ON 10/4/2014.
Name: HENRY JOSEPH SMITH Ruling Date: 2/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 15-WRD-005 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR HENRY JOSEPH SMITH PLED NO CONTEST AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION ,"PATRIOT NATION", THE 1ST PLACE FINISHER OF THE 4TH RACE AT WRD ON 9/28/2014. THE HORSE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG CLENBUTEROL. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT WRD THAT MR. SMITH BE FINED $2500.00 AND THE HORSE BE DISQUALIFIED FROM 1ST PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 4TH RACE AT WRD ON 9/28/2014.
Name: ANDY R MILLER Ruling Date: 2/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 15-MDH-12 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #7 "SCORCHER HALL" in the 5th race on Friday, February 13, 2015, Mr. Miller did drive in a careless manner by changing course in the stretch without clearance, crowding and putting a wheel under #10 "WALLTOCOUSINS", causing the driver of #10 "WALLTOCOUSINS" to go take up sharply.
 
#7 "SCORCHER HALL" finished 1st, disqualified and placed 4th.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 1,2, 5, 8, 9,10
 
Name: CHERYL MICHELLE CHARLTON Ruling Date: 2/15/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-031 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/22/2015 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CHERYL CHARLTON WHO RODE “YODEL UP A STORM” IN THE SECOND RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015, IS SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (FEBRUARY 22ND, 27TH AND 28TH, 2015) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE. A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES – CARELESS RIDING).
 
THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED RACES IN CALIFORNIA.
Name: CARLOS WILLEBALDO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 2/15/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-032 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/22/2015 Suspension End: 2/28/2015
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CARLOS M. MARQUEZ WHO RODE “MAUZZIE” IN THE FIFTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015, IS SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (FEBRUARY 22ND, 27TH AND 28TH, 2015) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE. A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES – CARELESS RIDING).
 
THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED RACES IN CALIFORNIA.
Name: RIGO J. JUAREZ Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-189 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer RIGO J. JUREZ having paid the fine assessed in ruling 2014-SUN-398, issued 12/07/2014, at Sunland Park, and having otherwise fulfilled the conditions required in said ruling;
 
This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that RIGO J. JUAREZ is reinstated effective this date.
Name: RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-178 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS SR. having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for entering an ineligible entry of “La Royal Courage” (unable to verify a required/current workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the first race, Friday, February 13, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS SR. a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 14, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS SR.  is found to be in violation of:
Name: RAMON ARIEL ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 2/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-179 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer RAMON A. ALVAREZ  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 13, 2015, regarding an equipment change (blinkers off) not declared at time of entry on the horse “Moon Jump”, entered in the first race, Friday, February 13, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed RAMON A. ALVAREZ  a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a third related offense at this meeting.  The fine is to paid on or before March 14, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
RAMON A. ALVAREZ  is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8 (B) (10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry".
 
15.2.5.13 (A) (6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment, or discontinue their use without the prior aproval of the Stater, the Paddock Judge,  and the Stewards".
 
15.2.5.13 (A) (7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "No licensee may change any equipment used on a horse in its last race, without the prior aspproval of the Paddock Judge or the Stewards".
 
 
Name: CARLOS CERVANTES Ruling Date: 2/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-026 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
VETERINARIAN CARLOS CERVANTES IS FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1842 (VETERINARIAN’S REPORT – FAILURE TO FILE CONFIDENTIAL REPORT).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (2/20/15) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: EMILY ELIZABETH MODE Ruling Date: 2/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-027 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER EMILY MODE WHO STARTED THE HORSE “HOT AS A CAT” IN THE FIRST RACE ON JANUARY 4, 2015, AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE IS FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1887 (a) (TRAINER TO INSURE CONDITION OF HORSE), #1844 (c) (AUTHORIZED MEDICATION) AND #1843 (a&d) MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES – PHENYLBUTAZONE (5.84 ug/ml – CLASS IV).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (2/20/15) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: KEITH EDWARD CRAIGMYLE Ruling Date: 2/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-028 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER KEITH CRAIGMYLE WHO WORKED THE HORSE “SUMMERS DIGNITY” AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON JANUARY 10, 2015, FOR REMOVAL FROM THE VETERINARIAN’S LIST, IS FINED THE SUM OF TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($2,500.00)* PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1866 (VETERINARIAN’S LIST) AND #1887 (A) (TRAINER TO INSURE CONDITION OF HORSE) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1843 (A&D) (MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES) AND RULE #1844 (C) (1) (AUTHORIZED MEDICATION – PHENYLBUTAZONE IN EXCESS OF PERMITTED LEVEL (13.8 UG/ML)).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (2/20/15) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: LEON MONROY Ruling Date: 2/13/2015
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2015-LA-025 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/13/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HOT WALKER LEON MAYER MONROY, HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON JANUARY 31, 2015, TO ANSWER A COMPLAINT REGARDING CASE #15LA0009, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1547 (FAILURE TO APPEAR).
 
DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF LEON MAYER MONROY ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) SUBJECT IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: PATRICK LEROY SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 2/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-170 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer PATRICK L SANCHEZ having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for entry of an ineligible entry of “David Bruce” (unable to verify a current/required workout), which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the second race, Friday, February 13, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed PATRICK L SANCHEZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 13, 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.
 
PATRICK L SANCHEZ is found to be in violation of:
 
 
 
Name: DONALD RAY PARKER Ruling Date: 2/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0018 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official chemist for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number 0058487 taken from
MISS DEWEESE INLET who finished second in the third race at Turfway Park on January 23, 2015 was found to contain methocarbamol (Class C) at a level of
1.3 ng/ml in blood. After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250) DOLLARS. Purse monies and pari-mutuel wagering are not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed by this ruling to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:0025 Section 14 (cc).
 
 
 
810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, Subsection (3)(a) 1.(b) 2.
                                                                                                                      
Name: PEDRO LUIS BADILLO Ruling Date: 2/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15015PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON APPLICATION FOR AN OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE, THE ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE #08227344 OF PEDRO L. BADILLO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 2015-HOO-1 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
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Name: MARYJO BRENNAN Ruling Date: 2/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15014PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON APPLICATION FOR AN ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #91140965 OF MARYJO BRENNAN IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JOSEREY MELENDEZ Ruling Date: 2/8/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-165 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Joserey Melendez appeared, by representative Jose Enrique Ortiz, before the Board of Stewards, on this date for failing to have control of his mount away from the gate while aboard “Separate Knockout” in the first race, February 07, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Joserey Melendez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joserey Melendez a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 08, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.
 
Name: FRANCISCO GARCIA Ruling Date: 2/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15031PN 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 UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A CELL PHONE IN THE JOCKEYS ROOM ON FEBRUARY 7, 2015, in violation of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 165.201. SECTION 165.201: The Stewards shall have the power to resolve matters before them including those which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Stewards shall render an opinion in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 24, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 6, 2015. 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: KELSI PURCELL Ruling Date: 2/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-159 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Kelsi Purcell appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for causing interference by failing maintain a straight course through the lane while aboard “Oneotwo” in the tenth race, February 02, 2015, at Sunland Park; which resulted in a disqualification from fourth to sixth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
Kelsi Purcell is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Kelsi Purcell a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 07, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.
 
Name: LUIS A BELMONTE Ruling Date: 2/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15032PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding JOCKEY LUIS BELMONTE IS HEREBY FINED $200.00 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #4 EARLY ONE MORNING TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #2 SEEK YE FIRST HAVING CAME OUT INTO #2 NEAR STRETCH RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 3RD IN THE 6TH RACE, FEBRUARY 6, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 24, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 6, 2015. 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: GINA NICOLE PERRI Ruling Date: 2/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15029PN 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 ENTERING AND RUNNING THE HORSE YES IT'S JACKIE, DECEMBER 12, 2014 AND FAILING TO COMPLETE PROPER LICENSING PROCEDURES (OWNER). YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 19, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2015. 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: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
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Name: KEVIN RUSSELL CRUM Ruling Date: 2/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Test Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: 2015-KEE-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
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Name: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 2/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-151 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer DELFINO ESTRADA JR  having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 1, 2015, for not being in attendance to saddle his horse, “Nothing too It” in the first race, on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
DELFINO ESTRADA JR is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.11 (E)(13) and 16.47.1.10 (C)(23) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for personally attending his/her horses in the paddock, and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the Stewards”.
 
16.47.1.10 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If any licensed Trainer is prevented from performing his/her duties, or is absent from the track where he/she is participating, the Stewards shall be immediately notified, and at the same time, a substitute Trainer , acceptable to the Stewards, shall be appointed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed DELFINO ESTRADA JR a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: KENDRICK J CARMOUCHE Ruling Date: 2/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15013PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill riding engagement 163.173 FULFILLMENT OF ENGAGEMENTS. A JOCKEY SHALL FAITHFULLY FULFILL ALL ENGAGEMENTS IN RESPECT TO RACING. JOCKEY KENDRICK J. CARMOUCHE IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENT IN RACES #5 & #7 ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY1,2015 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.173. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 CODE, SECTION 163.481. aPPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE SECTION 165.214.
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 2/1/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-144 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/9/2015 Suspension End: 2/13/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jaime Parga Leos appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Royal Rare Sixes” in the first race, January 31, 2015, at Sunland Park; which resulted in his mount being disqualified from second and placed tenth behind the horse with which he interfered.
 
Jaime Parga Leos is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime Parga Leos a penalty of a two race day riding suspension, (February 09, 2015 and February 13, 2015, inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: SAMANTHA ROSE DOBLES Ruling Date: 2/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15212PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling UPON APPLICATION FOR AN ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511148386 OF SAMANTHA R. DOBLES IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
Name: JAMES MICHAEL DAY Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15024PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/24/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Arriving late for pre-race Vet exam SHIPPERS ARE REQUIRED TO ARRIVE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO TREATMENT DEADLINE. YOU WERE LATE ARRIVING WITH THE HORSE KIPLING BOY FOR THE 4TH RACE ON JANUARY 31, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA.CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.305(H) AND (K). SECTION 163.305(H): Once a horse is placed on the bleeder list it shall be presented to the pre-race security stall between 4 l/2 and 5 l/2 hours prior to the post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to start. Once placed in the security area, a horse shall remain in there until it is taken to the paddock to be saddled for the race. The bleeder medication shall be administered no less than 4 hours prior to post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to run. SECTION 163.305(K): While in the security area, the horse shall be in the care, custody and control of the trainer or a licensed person assigned by him. The trainer shall be responsible for the condition, care and handling of the horse while it remains in the security area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 14, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 24, 2015. 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: JUSTIN WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-131 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Justin W. Joiner, having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on January 31, 2015, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Kingsbury” which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the fourth race on January 31, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(It was determined on race day that owner Justin Hagerman was not licensed).
 
Justin W. Joiner is found to be in violation of:
15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and shall be made by the Owner, Trainer, or the licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer.
 
15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner(s), Lessors(s) and or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.”
 
16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Justin W. Joiner a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before March 2, 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.
 
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: GINA NICOLE PERRI Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15022PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to present a valid coggins test FAILURE TO HAVE A CURRENT COGGINS TEST AVAILABLE ON THE HORSE CHEOPS, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 2ND RACE, JANUARY 31, 2015. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 14, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 24, 2015. 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: ELISHA M RATHMAN Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15023PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock ARRIVING EXTREMELY LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE ANTONIUS MAXIMUS FOR THE 1ST RACE, JANUARY 31, 2015, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 AND DIRECTIVE #1-89 DATED FEB 21, 1989. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and § 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE FEBRUARY 14, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 24, 2015. 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: EDGAR S MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-128 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Edgar S Martinez appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Seconds matter” in the first race, January 30, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Edgar S Martinez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Edgar S Martinez a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 02, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JIM BRINSON Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: J2014-016 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving in the first race on 07/15/2014 at the Washington, KY County Fair. Mr. Brinson did move out where clearance did not exist and cause interference with #4 Camilla's Beach Boy.
Name: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-133 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/11/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOSE F. RAMIREZ, JR.  having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM09329, after it was collected from the horse "River Suspect" which finished second in the 2nd race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 623pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said split sampling by LSU lab indicating a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.662 ng/ml, or 662 pg/ml).
 
JOSE F. RAMIREZ, 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."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer JOSE F. RAMIREZ, JR.  a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
(February 11, 2015, through April 11, 2015, inclusive);
(2)    A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3)    Loss of purse of the 2nd race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer JOSE F. RAMIREZ, 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 Trainer JOSE F. RAMIREZ, 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, and, issued this date, at Sunland Park).
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                   DAVID KEITER                                         CONNIE ESTES                                          ED L'ECUYER
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 1/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-135 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Salvador R Soto, having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (flipping halter on) at time of entry on the horse “Princesa Luna”,
 entered in the second race, on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Sunland Park.  Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this second rule violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed Salvador R Soto a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before March 02, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8(B)(10)NMAC: which states in pertinent part ”Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
15.2.5.13(A)(7)NMAC: which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards”.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JOSE ESTRADA BADILLA Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-122 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JOSE E BADILLA JR,  having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Osbaldo” in the second race, Monday, January 26, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE E BADILLA JR, a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
JOSE E BADILLA JR,  is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: TANNER TROY THEDFORD Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey TANNER TROY THEDFORD, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to maintain a straight course while aboard “Pyc Showdown” in the first race, Monday, January 26, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed TANNER TROY THEDFORD a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
TANNER TROY THEDFORD is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: JESUS A BRACHO Ruling Date: 1/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15025PN 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 STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE JOCKEY LICENSE #09231404 OF JESUS A. BRACHO, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ABEL (RIDES ABEL MARIANO) MARIANO-RAMOS Ruling Date: 1/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 15007C 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 February 2, 2015, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (Commission) received a request on behalf of Jockey Abel Mariano for a hearing to determine the nature and length of the denial of access (constructive ejection) of Mr. Mariano by PARX Racing from the grounds of its racetrack. A Supersedeas was also requested. In accordance with Section 215 of the Racing Act (4 P.S. §325.215), the request for a hearing concerning the above matter is hereby GRANTED. The request for Supersedeas is also GRANTED with the following condition: Mr. Abel Mariano will be ineligible to participate in horse racing in Pennsylvania until such time as he complies with all the requirements set forth in his current Commission conditional license and the results of any testing requirements thereof. 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, weight, 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: L SALVADOR MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-624 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey L. Salvador Martinez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 26, 2015 for careless riding, while aboard “Rare Waves” in the 1st race, January 25, 2015,  at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before February 25, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 1/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-623 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Hector Aldrete, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 26, 2015 for careless riding, while aboard “Tippys Royal Toast” in the 2nd race, January 24, 2015, at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before February 25, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 1/26/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-622 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer James J Gonzales II appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date to answer charges that he failed to insure a proper transfer of  the horse “Sizzling Favorite” to its current Owner causing a program scratch of said horse.
 
This is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12 HORSES INELIGIBLE: A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when: “ it is owned in whole or in part by an undisclosed person or interest;”
 
  15.2.5.8 ENTRIES AND NOMINATIONS: An entry shall be in the name of the horse's licensed 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.
 
 16.47.1.9(A)(5): Licensed owners are responsible for disclosure of the true and entire ownership of each of their horses registered with the racing secretary. Any change in ownership or trainer of a horse registered with the racing secretary must be approved by the stewards. A new owner must comply with all licensing requirements.
 
 16.47.1.10(C)(17): A trainer is responsible for “.representing an owner in making entries and scratches and in all other matters pertaining to racing; horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed;
 
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed James J Gonzales II a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, ($100.00). This fine is to be paid on or before February 28, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: OTABEK UMAROV Ruling Date: 1/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15011PP Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Unattended electrical heaters, hot plates 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS FOR 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. OWNER/TRAINER OTABEK UMAROV, HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR A FIRE SAFETY HAZARD (USING AN IMMERSIBLE HEATER IN THE BARN) IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 165.216.
Name: SANDRA E CONNER Ruling Date: 1/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15030PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive HORSE PAYTON'S VICTORY 8TH RACE, JANUARY 24, 2015 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #254917F taken from the horse PAYTON'S ICTORY who finished 1ST in the 8TH race, JANUARY 24, 2015 tested positive for DMSO. Trainer SANDRA E. CONNER waived her right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c) and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse PAYTON'S VICTORY is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 8TH race, JANUARY 24, 2015, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- DOWNHILL DALE 2nd- AM INSPIRED 3rd- OUR PRIZE 4th- ELDARION 5th- HANDSOME HARBOR This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 8TH race, JANUARY 24, 2015. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MICHAEL T RITVO Ruling Date: 1/24/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15021PN 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 6TH RACE, JANUARY 24, 2015, 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 FEBRUARY 8, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 18, 2015. 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: DEREK S RYAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-TAM-87 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2014019167, in violation of F.S. 550.2415(1)(a).
Name: JESSE C BARNHILL Ruling Date: 1/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-TAM-88 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2014052612. In violation of F.A.C. 61D-6.008(3)(c)
Name: JUAN ANDRES RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 1/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2015-GP-71 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2014049785, in violation of 61D-6.008(2)(a)(2).
Name: JAVIER NEGRETE Ruling Date: 1/23/2015
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-TAM-86 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2014050601, in violation of F.A.C. 61D-6.008(3)©.
Name: BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO Ruling Date: 1/23/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-608 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on Monday, January 19, 2015, for failure to declare equipment (flipping halter on, not declared at time of entry) for the horse ”Tres Primeros”, entered in the fourth race, Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
Bernadett Bautista Lozano is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.5.8 (B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any change after that time must be approved by the Stewards".
 
15.2.5.13 (A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "No licensee may change equipment used on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or the Stewards".
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for this second offense related violation at this meeting.  The fine is to be paid on or before February 23, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
 Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.  
 
 
Name: EDGAR S MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-594 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Edgar S. Martinez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards January 18, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Qc Up Ten Wrangler” in the 3rd race, January 17, 2015,  at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before February 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: ALBERT PERALTA ARAIZA Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-587 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer ALBERT P. ARAIZA having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM09571 after it was collected from the horse, " Cash Back Bonus" which finished first in the 6th race, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.92 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but not exercised by Mr. Araiza).
 
ALBERT P. ARAIZA is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ALBERT P. ARAIZA a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
 
This is a first violation of a NSAID overage, classified as a category C violation within 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 February 18, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in a related ruling issued this date, at Park).
 
                       BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
  ________________                          _____________________               ___________________
    DAVID KEITER                                ED L'ECUYER                            CONNIE ESTES
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-593 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jaime Parga-Leos, having appeared before the Board of Stewards January 18, 2015, for careless riding, while aboard “Royally Cute” in the 3rd race, January 17, 2015,  at Sunland Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before February 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-591 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jesse Lee Levario appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 17, 2015, for failure to maintain a straight course away from the gate, while aboard “Faith Mountain” in the first race, January 16, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Jesse Lee Levario is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesse Lee Levario a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 28, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-594 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jesse Lee Levario failed to honor or be excused from his riding engagements on January 17, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesse Lee Levario a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before February 28, 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.
 
Jesse Lee Levario is found to be in violation of:
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-570 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jamie Parga-Leos, appeared  before the Board of Stewards on January 16, 2015, for failure to have control of his mount after the break, while aboard “A Penny Saved” in the first race, January 11, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Jamie Parga-Leos is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Jamie Parga-Leos a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: BRAYAN MARTINEZ VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-575 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Brayan Velazquez failed to honor or be excused from his riding engagements on January 16, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Brayan Velazquez a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before February 27, 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.
 
Brayan Velazquez is found to be in violation of:
Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-568 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Jose Enrique Ortiz, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the first race on January 11, 2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
Jose Enrique Ortiz is found to be in violation of:
15.2.1.9 (B) (4)( d) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Enrique Ortiz a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars, ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 27, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC:
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-569 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Jose Enrique Ortiz, having been properly notified, failed to  appear before the Board of Stewards on January 16, 2015, the hearing was held in absentia before a panel of his peers, for failure to have control of his mount after the break, while aboard “Wps Bound” in the first race, January 11, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Jose Enrique Ortiz is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Enrique Ortiz a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 27, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: HECTOR A PADILLA Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-582 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/27/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla, having been duly notified, and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards January 17, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM06861, after it was collected from the horse "La Swift" which finished 2nd in the 6th race, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at SunRay Race Track.
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 287pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but not exercised).
 
Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla, is found to be in violation of:
 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla, a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (January 27, 2015 through March 27, 2015, Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 6th race, Saturday, June 7, 2014 , at  SunRay Race Track.
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC.
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed as the Hector A. Padilla the owner of record of “La Swift”, a penalty of loss of purse from the 6th race, 2nd place, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at SunRay Race Track and the horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to enter.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Owner/Trainer, Hector A. Padilla 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 , Hector A. Padilla are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
         ___________________      __________________             _________________        
            Steward                                Steward                                    Steward
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: PORFIRIO CANO Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-573 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Porfirio Cano failed to make the proper weight, resulting in a late rider change in the first race, on January 16, 2015 at Sunland Park.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Porfirio Cano a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before February 27, 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.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
Name: JOY KATHLEEN BUI Ruling Date: 1/16/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-557 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Agent JOY KATHLEEN MURPHY having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding the entry of “Lookers Gold R F” in the ninth race, Friday, January 16, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
(Murphy admitted to having entered “Lookers Gold R F” into the wrong race, which resulted in a program scratch of said horse. Murphy stated she accepted responsibility for the matter).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.3.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be made in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner, and made by the Owner, Trainer, or a licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer”.
 
16.47.1.13 (C) NMAC: which states in pertinent part “All persons permitted to make riding engagement shall maintain current and accurate records of all engagements made, such records being subject to examination by the Stewards at any time”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOY KATHLEEN MURPHY a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before February 16, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
Name: WILLIAM A KAPLAN Ruling Date: 1/15/2015
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2015-GP-70 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2014049492, in violation of F.S. 550.2415(1)(a).
Name: DALLAS JAY BARTON Ruling Date: 1/13/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-556 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer DALLAS J BARTON, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 12, 2015, regarding an ineligible entry of “Kelley’s Memories” (no current/required Owner  license) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the 4th race, Monday, January 12, 2015, at Sunland Park;    (Co-Owner Vickie Kelley does not have a NMSRC license).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.8 (B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “An entry shall be in the name of the horse’s licensed Owner”.
 
15.2.5.12 (X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and /or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.
 
16.47.1.9 (A)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed DALLAS J BARTON a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before February 13, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: DONALD EUGENE GRIBBIN Ruling Date: 1/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2015-RM-29 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/22/2014 Suspension End: 12/6/2014
Ruling Text:
Suspended: Full - 15 days, 11/22/2014 thru 12/6/2014.
The post race sample #0055238 collected 08/17/2014 at The red Mile from the horse Omaha Survivor was found to contain Flunixin in excess of the regulatory threshold set by the KHRC. Mr. Gribbin is suspended 15 days due to the previous infractions this year.
Ruling: J2014-2014
Name: HECTOR ALDRETE-BIZCARRA Ruling Date: 1/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-542 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Hector Aldrete, appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to have control of his mount after the break and through the straight away while aboard “Hope Flys” in the first race, January 09, 2015, at Sunland Park.
 
Hector Aldrete is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hector Aldrete a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 10, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
Name: EMMA JO MULVEY Ruling Date: 1/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-TAM-85 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Consent Order # 2014050602, in violation of F.A.C. 61D-6.008(3)©.
Name: JULIAN O CANET Ruling Date: 1/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15027PN Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/18/2015 Suspension End: 2/22/2015
Ruling Text: Violated the letter or spirit of racing HAVING APPEARED AT A STEWARDS HEARING ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015, THE STEWARDS HAVE DETERMINED THAT JULIAN A CANET WAS ON THE GROUNDS OF PENN NATIONAL RACE COURSE ON JANUARY 8, 2015 AND ALSO JANUARY 10, 2015 WHILE UNDER SUSPENSION PER RULING #14357PN DATED DECEMBER 16, 2014. JULIAN A CANET WAS WARNED BY THE STEWARDS VIA A PHONE CALL ON JANUARY 9, 2015 THAT HE WAS NOT ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS, DESPITE THAT WARNING, JULIAN A CANET WAS FOUND AGAIN TO BE ON THE GROUNDS JANUARY 10, 2015. BASED ON THE FINDINGS FROM THE ABOVE HEARING, THE STEWARDS HAVE FOUND THAT JULIAN A CANET HAS VIOLATED RULES 163.342 (d),163.340 (a) (e) (g), 163.471 (a) AND FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE PENALTY PHASE OF THE ORIGINAL RULING #14357PN DATED DECEMBER 16, 2014 WHICH SUSPENDED HIM AND ALSO DENIED HIM ACCESS TO ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. TRAINER JULIAN CANET IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) AND SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS, COMMENCING FEBRUARY 18, 2015 THROUGH AND INCLUDING FEBRUARY 22, 2015. FINE DUE FEBRUARY 19, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2015. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, JULIAN A CANET IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSSION. 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: WAYNE A POTTS Ruling Date: 1/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15007PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure or late to lasix security barn BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, RULING #15007PN DATED JANUARY 10, 2015 IS HEREBY RESCINDED.
Name: JIMMY RAY COATES Ruling Date: 1/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-527 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JIMMY RAY COATES having been duly summoned, and having failed to appear, a hearing was held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding/failure to have control after the start while aboard  “Best Flash Yet” in the first race, Friday, January 2, 2015, at Sunland Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JIMMY RAY COATES  a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 3, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
JIMMY RAY COATES is found to be in violation of:
Name: JIMMY RAY COATES Ruling Date: 1/3/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-532 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Jockey Jimmy Ray Coates, having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review regarding the first race on January 02, 2015 at Sunland Park racetrack is found in violation of Commission rules.
 
Jimmy Ray Coates is found to be in violation of:
15.2.1.9 (B) (4)( d) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part “Non appearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jimmy Ray Coates a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars, ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 29, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC:
 
Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Name: TANNER FIELDER Ruling Date: 1/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-517 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/1/2015
Ruling Text:
Exercise rider Tanner Fielder, appeared before the Sunland Board of Stewards on January 2, 2015, having been subject to probable cause testing.  Mr. Fielder tested non-negative for THC (marijuana) on a field test kit. Mr. Fielder waived his right to a split confirmation test and admitted to recent use of marijuana.  Mr. Fielder also waived his right to a summary suspension hearing before the Sunland Park Board of Stewards, his right to an appeal, and requested to commence his suspension immediately.
 
Tanner Fielder is hereby suspended by the Sunland Park Board of Stewards for at least 30 days for this non-negative test with reinstatement contingent upon providing a negative test sample, obtaining a professional assessment to determine whether there is a substantial probability that the licensee is dependent on, or abuses, alcohol or other drugs and follow-up testing as required.  
 
During the term of this suspension Mr. Fielder is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission.
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
  
 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s actions constitute and immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend a licensee pending a hearing”.
 
 15.2.19 (B)(3)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the third day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive his/her right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the three day limit".
 
 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Stewards shall conduct a hearing on the summary suspension in the same manner as other disciplinary hearings. At a hearing on a summary suspension, the sole issue is whether the licensee’s license should remain suspended, pending a final disciplinary hearing and ruling”.
 
16.47.1.16 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license of this Commission if the licensee is intoxicated, or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance”.
 
16.47.1.18 (B) NMAC:
(1) The board of stewards or the commission may, at its discretion, order the licensee to obtain a professional assessment to determine whether there is a substantial probability that the licensee is dependent on, or abuses, alcohol or other drugs or the board of stewards or the commission may act on the information at hand.
(2) Actions in the case of first offenders may include revocation of the license, suspension of the license for up to six (6) months, placing the offender on probation for up to ninety (90) days or ordering formal assessment and treatment.
(3) Treatment or assessment, if ordered, must meet the conditions given in 16.47.1.18.C NMAC.
Name: TANNER FIELDER Ruling Date: 1/2/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-517 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/3/2015 Suspension End: 3/1/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-SUN-517 - Restored to Good Standing
Tanner Fielder having complied with the requirements of the Sunland Park Board of Stewards having  (obtained a professional assessment and having provided a negative test at Fonner Park) is here by reinstated by the Sunland Park Board of Stewards.
Name: ALBERTO BORUNDA Ruling Date: 12/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-505 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/8/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner and Groom Alberto Borunda, having been duly notified, appeared telephonically before the Sunland Park Board of Stewards on December 28, 2014 regarding the contents found during a vehicle search, in which Mr. Borunda  was randomly selected, on August 14, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track stable gate (on association grounds), located in Ruidoso, New Mexico. During a search of his vehicle, a 12 cc syringe and a separate hypodermic needle was discovered.  (Mr. Borunda had no horses entered to run at that time).  
 
ALBERTO BORUNDA is found to be in violation of:  
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC: The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", January 2014, version 7.0 and "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule", version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, are incorporated by reference. Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico Racing Commission.
 
15.2.6.8 B. NMAC :
 (3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission:
(a)  any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle;
(b)  any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.
 (7)  The recommended penalty (in absence of mitigating circumstances) for violation of Paragraph (3) of Subsection B of 15.2.6.8 NMAC is a fifteen hundred dollar ($ 1,500) fine and a six month suspension.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alberto Borunda a penalty in the amount of fifteen-hundred dollars ($1500.00) fine and a 6 month suspension (January 8, 2015 – July 7, 2015 inclusive).
 
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, Mr. Borunda, 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 by Mr. Borunda, are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS        
 
_______________________           ________________________          ________________________________
CONNIE ESTES                                     DAVID KEITER                              ED L'ECUYER  
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
Name: ARTURO MONTES Ruling Date: 12/28/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-504 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/7/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Arturo Montes, Jr, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 28, 2014 for contraband found during vehicle search that occurred at Ruidoso racetrack on August 14, 2014, was found in violation of Commission rules.
 
15.2.6.9 NMAC: The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", January 2014, version 7.0 and "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule", version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the "ARCI controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, are incorporated by reference. Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico Racing Commission.
 
15.2.6.8 B. NMAC :
 (3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission:
(a)  any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle;
(b)  any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration.
 (7)  The recommended penalty (in absence of mitigating circumstances) for violation of Paragraph (3) of Subsection B of 15.2.6.8 NMAC is a fifteen hundred dollar ($ 1,500) fine and a six month suspension.
 
For this rule violation the Board of Stewards assessed Arturo Montes, Jr a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00), and a suspension of six months, (January 07, 2015 through July 07, 2015, inclusive). The fine is to be paid before any re-instatement by the New Mexico Racing Commission. In addition, Arturo Montes, Jr is hereby referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any further action they deem necessary.
 This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
(3) Disciplinary action.
(f) The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules: issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission. (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. (h) The stewards shall submit a written report to the commission of every inquiry and hearing. (i) A stewards' ruling shall not prevent the commission from imposing a more severe penalty (j) The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for 15.2.3 NMAC 3disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter.
During the period of this suspension, Arturo Montes, Jr is denied access to any grounds under the supervision of the NMRC, nor shall any horses owned, trained or under the care of Arturo Montes, Jr be allowed to participate in any races under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per15.2.1.9 (C) (21) (c) NMAC.
 
                                 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS        
 
_______________________               ________________________          ________________________________
      CONNIE ESTES                                        DAVID KEITER                                    ED L'ECUYER  
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
 
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 12/27/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-500 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse “Keystone Delight” who finished seventh in the 2nd race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park, is hereby disqualified, and is declared unplaced.
 
(The last known Ownership for the horse “Keystone Delight” is listed as Valente Aranda Jr. Yule S. Aranda . There is no record of Yule S. Aranda having a required and valid NMSRC Owner license. Several attempts were made to clarify Mr. Aranda’s license status, but he failed to respond. “Keystone Delight ran as an ineligible entry, and is disqualified as a result).
 
This ruling is in accordance with:
 
15.2.5.12 (X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”.
 
16.47.1.10 (C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Each person who has a five percent or more Ownership or beneficial interest in a horse is required to be licensed”.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed unlicensed Owner Yule S. Aranda a penalty of loss of purse for the second race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park. As such, 15.2.5.13 (E)(4)(d) NMAC, and also 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k) NMAC is to apply in ordering any purse money earned from the Second race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park to be returned.
 
As a result of the disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows, and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly:
 
1st   Perfect Moonflash                  7th  Mm Stoney Bay
2nd  River Suspect                          8th Jesses Flyer Ot
3rd  Runaway Siesta                      Scratch Goldillicious
4th  My Coronita                            Scratched    Gone Hitting
5th  Won Ketel Won                       Scratched  Rabbits Cowboy
6th  Mm Stoney Bay                      Unplaced    Keystone Delight           
 
In addition, the horse “Keystone Delight” is hereby placed on the Stewards list, and is ineligible for any entry until licensing requirements have been satisfied, and approved.
Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-492 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/29/2014 Suspension End: 2/26/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Michael Joiner, having been duly notified and having waived ten day notice of hearing, appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 26, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM09669, after it was collected from the horse "Sheza Fast Hit" which finished first in the twelfth race, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Zia Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 443 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by LSU, which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 467 pg/ml).
 
Trainer Michael Joiner is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Michael Joiner a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (December 29, 2014, through February 26, 2015 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 12th race, Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Michael Joiner is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Michael Joiner 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).
 
 BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                CONNIE ESTES                                          DAVID KEITER                                        ED L'ECUYER
 
 Trainer, Mr. Joiner further agrees to waive any appeal rights as stated in related ruling 2014-SUN-492, in accordance with  15.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC
Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-467 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jaime Aldavaz, Jr having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling # 3022513  issued on December 29, 2013 at Sunland Park racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Jaime Aldavaz, Jr are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of the following rule:
 
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered”.
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Jaime Aldavaz, 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: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-467 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-467 - Restored to Good Standing
This case is on appeal. Dated 01/07/14
Name: ADAM J MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-472 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 1/16/2015
Ruling Text:
Jockey Adam Martinez, having failed to pay the fines assessed in ruling #0084614, issued 06/15/2014, at SunRay PARK;   
 
Adam Martinez is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.  
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Adam Martinez are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Adam Martinez 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: ADAM J MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 12/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-472 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End: 1/16/2015
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-472 - Restored to Good Standing
Jockey Adam Martinez, having paid the fines assessed in ruling #0084614, issued 06/15/2014, at SunRay PARK, is hereby restored to good standing.
Name: ELOY GERADO NAVARRO Ruling Date: 12/21/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-221 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER ELOY NAVARRO IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1482 (EMPLOYMENT OF UNLICENSED PERSON).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (12/28/14) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: STEPHEN FARRELL Ruling Date: 12/21/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2014-CTE-023 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
TRAINER STEPHEN FARRELL, WHO TRAINED “LEGALITY” IN THE FIRST RACE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 20, 2014, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIFTY ($50.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS – HORSE LATE REPORTING TO PADDOCK).
 
*California Horse Racing Board rule # 1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: JUSTIN RONALD MERTON Ruling Date: 12/21/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2014-CTE-024 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER JUSTIN MERTON, WHO DROVE “RD MISTY” IN THE FOURTH RACE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 20, 2014 IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIFTY ($50.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE # 1721 (K) (DRIVING RULES – CARELESS DRIVING – RACED INSIDE PYLONS STRETCH).
 
*California Horse Racing Board rule # 1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 12/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-438 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Albert T Medrano failed to honor or be excused from his riding engagement in the first race, December 15, 2014 at Sunland Park.
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert T Medrano a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before January 19, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: ALBERT MEDRANO Ruling Date: 12/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-426 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Albert T Medrano failed to honor or be excused from his riding engagement in the second race, December 08, 2014 at Sunland Park.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Albert T Medrano a penalty of a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before January 14, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: GUILLERMO GONZALEZ SUAREZ Ruling Date: 12/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-218 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY GUILLERMO SUAREZ IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1680 (JOCKEYS AND DRIVERS TO REPORT – LATE TO JOCKEYS ROOM).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (12/21/14) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: SAMUEL DELALUZ MENDEZ Ruling Date: 12/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-217 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY SAMUEL MENDEZ IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1680 (JOCKEYS AND DRIVERS TO REPORT – LATE TO JOCKEYS ROOM).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (12/21/14) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: RICHARD D BERTRAND Ruling Date: 12/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2014-CTE-022 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DRIVER RICHARD BERTRAND, WHO DROVE #4 “SKEET THUNDER” IN THE FIFTH RACE ON DECEMBER 13, 2014, IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED ($100.00)* DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1731 (E) (DRIVER INFRACTIONS [STARTING RULES] – CROSSING OVER BEFORE REACHING THE START) AND #1731 (G) (DRIVER INFRACTIONS – FAIL TO COME UP INTO POSITION).
 
*California Horse Racing Board rule # 1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 12/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-219 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY EDUARDO NICASIO IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1680 (JOCKEYS AND DRIVERS TO REPORT – LATE TO JOCKEYS ROOM).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (12/21/14) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA Ruling Date: 12/13/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-417 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Lillian Silva, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 13, 2014 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM010827, after it was collected from the horse "Silver Stone Bay" which finished first in the fourth race, October 7, 2014 at Zia Park;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 828 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, were afforded and declined.)
 
Trainer Lillian Silva is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed : Trainer Lillian Silva  a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 23, 2014, through June 21, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Lillian Silva, is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Lillian Silva are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings).
Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-215 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY EDUARDO NICASIO IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENT AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014. A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1872 (FAILURE TO FULFILL JOCKEY AGREEMENT).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (12/19/14) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JUAN M. GONZALEZ,  having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel, and interpreter Juan Carlos Gonzalez) before the Board of Stewards on December 6, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Trenbolone, Hydroxy-trenbolone and Epi-trenbolone", which was found in sample #NM07163, after it was collected from the horse "Rocked Up" which finished third in the 5th race, Saturday July 05, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Trenbolone at 7.2 ng/ml., Hydroxy-trenbolone and Epi-trenbolone at 45 ng/ml. Split sampling rights, per 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to in a timely manner and sent to NMHA, but declined by LSU who would not accept refered sample for test, only Texas A & M would accept, Horseman would not send.)
  
Juan M. Gonzalez 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.(A)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “Drugs in this class have no generally accepted medical use in the race horse and their pharmacological potential for altering the performance of a race is VERY HIGH.
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 JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days  (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of onr-thousand, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, JUAN M. Gonzalez 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 JUAN M. Gonzalez 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).
 
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: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-408 - Modified Ruling
Modification/Correction
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days  (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 IN THE ORIGINAL RULING:
For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed JUAN M. GONZALEZ a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days  (December 22, 2014 through June 20, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand, dollars ($2,500.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, July 5, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
Name: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-408 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/22/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Superseded entered in error-this ruling is modified not superseded-12/18/14
Name: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-404 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Trainer GERARDO GUTIERREZ, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for an ineligible entry of “My Kuhl Choice” (unable to verify a current required workout), which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the first race, Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed GERARDO GUTIERREZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before January 8, 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.
 
GERARDO GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of:
Name: URIEL DELGADO Ruling Date: 12/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-403 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer URIEL DELGADO, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2014, for an ineligible entry of “Separate Rooms” (unable to verify a current required workout) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the sixth race, Friday, December 5th, at Sunland Park;
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed URIEL DELGADO a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before January 7, 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.
 
URIEL DELGADO is found to be in violation of:
Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 12/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-387 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The horse "Showtime Magic" that finished sixth in the 6th race, Saturday, December 6th, 2014, at Sunland Park was disqualified for interference.  As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed eighth, behind the horse with which it interfered.
 
This ruling is in accordance with the following provisions of
 
15.2.5.13(E)(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)(b) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part "The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the Stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful, or the result of careless riding".
 
15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part " When the Stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse, as in their judgement it interfered with, or they may place it last".
 
The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:
1st  La Mesilla              7th   Source of Fun
2nd Winter Home      8th   Showtime Magic
3rd I Am Dandy            9th  Slipbyou
4th Tricky Trix
5th Caught You
6th Margaret's Legacy
Name: CARLOS WILLEBALDO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/5/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-211 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CARLOS M. MARQUEZ IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENT AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014. A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1872 (FAILURE TO FULFILL JOCKEY AGREEMENT).
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (12/12/14) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 12/1/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-354 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/3/2014 Suspension End: 1/31/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Javier Roman Jr, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 07613, after it was collected from the horse "Carefulwithmyheart” which finished third in the 2nd race, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 457 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded; with said split sampling by LSU lab indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 1.739 ng/ml, or 1,739 pg/ml).
 
Javier Roman 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 the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”.
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Javier Roman Jr. a penalty as follows:
(1)    A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (December 3, 2014, through,    
         January 31, 2015, inclusive);
(2)    A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3)    Loss of purse of the second race, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Javier Roman 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 Trainer Javier Roman 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, and, issued this date, at Zia Park).
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                   DAVID KEITER                                         CONNIE ESTES                                          ED L'ECUYER
 
Mr. Roman Jr. further agrees/stipulates that he has been advised of  appeal rights, and hereby waives any/all  appeal rights associated with this case. Additionally, Owner Mario Dominguez has also been made aware of his appeal rights, and also agrees to waive any/all appeal rights. As provided by 15.2.1. 9(B)(9)(b)NMAC:
Name: ANDREA DORIS SCHEER Ruling Date: 11/30/2014
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15006C Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to secure proper licensing The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission's Veterinarian license of Andrea Scheer is hereby RESCINDED for failure to maintain proper licensing with the Pa Department of State. 58 Pa. Code, Section 163.451 requires that "the track veterinarian shall be a graduate veterinary surgeon, in good standing and licensed to practice under the laws of the Commonwealth." 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, weight, 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: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 11/30/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-343 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Taurino Gutierrez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 30, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM07046, after it was collected from the horse "Slider Beduino" which finished first in the third race, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 562 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, per 15.2.6.10 (D)NMAC, were afforded, and declined, by Mr. Gutierrez).
 
Trainer Taurino Gutierrez is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Taurino Gutierrez a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
      (December 11, 2014, through February 8, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Taurino Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Taurino Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings).
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 11/30/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-340 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/11/2014 Suspension End: 6/8/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Alfredo Gomez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 30, 2014 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample (NM09624) after it was collected from the horse "Marcar" which finished first in the seventh race, September 1, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs;  (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 438 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, were afforded, as requested the sample was sent to LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for testing that confirmed this sample (NM09624) tested positive for clenbuterol.)
 
Trainer Alfredo Gomez is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed : Trainer Alfredo Gomez  a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 11, 2014, through June 8, 2015,     
        inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Monday, September 1, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs;
 This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Alfredo Gomez, is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Alfredo Gomez  are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings).
Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 11/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-327 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Rene Guevara, having been duly notified, appeared telephonically  before the Board of Stewards on November 29, 2014 regarding failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse "Corona and Salt" that was entered in the first race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park;  ("Corona and Salt" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected).
 
Rene Guevara is found to be in violation of:  
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".  
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".  
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Rene Guevara a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before December 29, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.    
 
Additionally, the horse "Corona and Salt" is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.          
 
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 11/29/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-019 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey COREY NAKATANI is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of
California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out –
failure to report proper riding weight – 2nd offense) on November 28, 2014.
Name: EDWIN A MALDONADO Ruling Date: 11/28/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-017 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey EDWIN MALDONADO is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out – failure to report proper riding weight – 2nd offense) on November 27, 2014.
Name: MARTIN E GARCIA Ruling Date: 11/28/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-014 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey MARTIN GARCIA is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for failure to fulfill his riding engagement in the eighth race at Del Mar Race Track on November 27, 2014. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement).
Name: Elvis Raul Trujillo Ruling Date: 11/28/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-018 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey ELVIS TRUJILLO is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out – failure to report proper riding weight – 2nd offense) on November 27, 2014.
Name: TIAGO J PEREIRA Ruling Date: 11/21/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-011 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:
Jockey TIAGO PEREIRA is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out – failure to report proper riding weight) on November 16, 2014.
Name: Elvis Raul Trujillo Ruling Date: 11/20/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-009 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:
Jockey ELVIS TRUJILLO is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out – failure to report proper riding weight) on November 16, 2014.
Name: IRVING DANIEL OROZCO Ruling Date: 11/20/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-010 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey IRVING OROZCO is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of
California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682
(Weighing Out – failure to report proper riding weight - 2nd offence) on November 16, 2014.
Name: VERNON R HAUSCHILD Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-283 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Vernon Hauschild having been duly notified and represented by Trainer Jeff Hudson appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on November 17, 2014 for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Phenylbutazone” which was found in sample# NM07645 after it was collected from the horse ”Legal Storm” which finished in first place in the ninth race on August 10, 2014 at The Downs At Albuquerque is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
Vernon Hauschild is listed as the recorded owner of the horse, “ Legal Storm”, which was the subject of related ruling #279 issued on November 17, 2014, at Zia Park racetrack, in which sanctions were made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Licensed Owner  Class IV violation-first- offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
For this overage violation, The Zia Park Board of Stewards assessed Vernon Hauschild a penalty of the following: The horse “Legal Storm” is required to pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-285 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/30/2015 Suspension End: 4/30/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jose Muela, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 16, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 06544, after it was collected from the horse "Regal First Moon” which finished second in the fourth race, Friday, May 9, 2014, at SunRay Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 677 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and said split results from Truesdail Laboratory indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 264.4 pg/ml).
 
 Jose Muela is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".
 
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Jose Muela a penalty as follows:
(1)   A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of one calendar year
        (April 30, 2015, through April 30, 2016, inclusive, or at upon the conclusion of any prior adjucated penalty;  
(2)   A fine in the amount of Five-Thousand dollars ($5,000.00);
(3)   Loss of purse of the (Trials purse) 4th race, Friday, May 9, 2014, at SunRay Park;
(4)   Loss of purse of the (Finals purse) 4th race, May 25, 2014, at SunRay Park, per 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(d) NMAC;
(5)   Referral of this matter to the NMSRC for any action deemed necessary, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC;
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)(3)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Jose Muela is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Jose Muela 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 Zia Park).                                                
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
                _____________________                        _______________________                      _____________________        
                   DAVID KEITER                                         CONNIE ESTES                                          ED L'ECUYER
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: ANTHONY P LELLO Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-281 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/28/2014 Suspension End: 1/27/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner Anthony Lello, having been duly notified, and having appeared telephonically before the Zia Park Board of Stewards on November 17, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM07606, after it was collected from the horse "Ms Marmalade" which finished third in the 7th race, Friday, August 8, 2014 at The Downs in Albuquerque;  (In accordance with: 15.2.6.10(D)(2) NMAC; Mr. Lello was given the option of sending a split sample, however, declined to send a split.)
 
Anthony Lello is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo, in which states in 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 Anthony Lello a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (November 28, 2014 thru  January 27, 2015  inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Friday, August 8, 2014, at The Downs in Albuquerque;
 
This is a first offense positive test (As a Trainer, and also as an Owner) violation in the past 365 day period, this 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)(l) NMAC.
  
During said time of applicable suspension, Anthony Lello 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 Anthony Lello are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: FERNANDO VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 11/16/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-008 Ruling Type: Theft of Property
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1489(a) (misdemeanor shoplifting probation), jockey
FERNANDO VALENZUELA is placed on probation for the term of his license.
Name: Cayetano Chaparro Ruling Date: 11/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-197 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CAYETANO CHAPARRO IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS) AND #1553 (DUTIES OF THE PADDOCK JUDGE) ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014.
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (11/21/2014) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: JOSE ANGEL GARCIA Ruling Date: 11/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2014-LA-198 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
ASSISTANT STARTER JOSE GARCIA III IS FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS) AND #1553 (DUTIES OF THE PADDOCK JUDGE) ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014.
 
*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (11/21/2014) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 11/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-004 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:
Jockey COREY NAKATANI is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out – failure to report proper riding weight) on November 13 2014.
Name: EDWIN A MALDONADO Ruling Date: 11/14/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-005 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:
Jockey EDWIN MALDONADO is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of
California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out –
failure to report proper riding weight) on November 13, 2014.
Name: FRANK REYES Ruling Date: 11/10/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-265 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/18/2014 Suspension End: 11/19/2014
Ruling Text:
Jockey Frank Reyes, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, which led to a disqualification of his mount “ Lady Five O Five” in the ninth race e, Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Zia Park;
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frank Reyes a penalty of a two race day riding suspension (Tuesday, November 18, 2014, and Wednesday, November 19, 2014, inclusive).
 
The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: IRVING DANIEL OROZCO Ruling Date: 11/9/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2014-DFTD-003 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:
Jockey IRVING OROZCO is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1680 (Jockeys and Drivers to Report) and #1682 (Weighing Out – failure to report proper riding weight) on November 8, 2014.
Name: THOMAS JOHN MURRAY Ruling Date: 11/4/2014
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 15028PN Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/6/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application OWNER THOMAS JOHN MURRAYIS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). SUBJECT IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PENDING AN INTERVIEW. FINE DUE FEBRUARY 19, 2015. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2015. 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: GABINO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 10/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2014-Comm-40 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 8500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See Attached D&O
Name: MARTIN N PEREZ Ruling Date: 10/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2014-Comm-38 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
See attached D&O
Name: JAVIER RAMERO MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-175 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JAVIER MARQUEZ (DOB: 11/08/1955 NMSRC LICENSE #:93192168) having been duly notified, and having appeared (via representative Trainer Jose Luis Muela) on October 12, 2014 before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM07355, after it was collected from the horse “J M BLUE MOON FLASH” which finished first in the 10th  race, Friday, May 30, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs;
 
JAVIER MARQUEZ is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “J M BLUE MOON FLASH”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Fourth offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be a fine in the amount five thousand dollars, ($5,000.00) and disqualification, loss of purse for the 10th  race, Friday, May 30, 2013, at Ruidoso Downs.
In addition, “J M BLUE MOON FLASH” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days, (October 13, 2014 through November 27, 2014, inclusive) and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAVIER MARQUEZ a penalty of loss of purse of the tenth race, Friday, May 30, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs, and a fine in the amount five thousand dollars, ($5,000.00).
 
It was determined in the hearing this is a 4th category B violation in a 365-day period.
 
In addition, JAVIER MARQUEZ is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any further action they deem necessary.
 
(Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park).
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
 
 
        DAVID KEITER                              CONNIE ESTES      ED L’ECUYER
 
 
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
 
 
Name: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-184 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Manuel R. Rodriguez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug Stanozolol, which was found in sample NM08115 after it was collected from the horse “Tell Arriba”, which finished ninth in the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.
 
Manuel R. Rodriguez is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Tell Arriba”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.
 
As such, the following applies:
 
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
 
Owner Manuel R. Rodriguez, first positive test violation in this classification in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(1)a NMAC.
 
    1.  For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Owner Manuel R. Rodriguez, a penalty disqualification from the race and loss of purse of the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.
    2. The horse “Tell Arriba" is hereby placed on the Veterinarians list, and must pass a Commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry, per 15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(a) NMAC) 
 (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-182 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/28/2004 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel R. Rodriguez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug Stanozolol, which was found in sample NM08115 after it was collected from the horse “Tell Arriba”, which finished ninth in the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.(The original lab report indicated a finding of a positive urine test is for the drug 16-Hydroxystanozolo metabolite of Stanozolol at 3.2ng/ml.  Sample #NM08115.) Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but not sent. Additionally, there are no acceptable test limit levels for this drug, and Class III-Penalty A drugs of this nature have a high potential for affecting the outcome of a race, and have no approved or indicated use in a horse).
 
Manuel R. Rodriguez 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 (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established”.
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 Manuel R. Rodriguez a penalty as follows:
(1)  Suspension of 180 days (December 27, 2014 thru 6/25/15). (These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.)
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Thursday, August14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs.
This is a second positive test violation in this classification in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(1)a 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, Manuel R. Rodriguez is hereby excluded from all areas 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 Manuel R. Rodriguez 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 Zia Park).
Name: RALPH R RIVIEZZO Ruling Date: 10/18/2014
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 15010PP Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/1/2015 Suspension End: 5/1/2015
Ruling Text: Possession of equipment for hypodermic injection TRAINER RALPH R. RIVIEZZIO, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED NINETY (90) DAYS COMMENCING FEBRUARY 1,2015 THROUGH AND INCLUDING MAY 1,2015, AND DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS FOR HAVING IN HIS POSSESSION EQUIPMENT FOR HYPODERMIC INJECTION AND SUBSTANCES FOR HYPODERMIC ADMINISTRATION ON THE GROUNDS OF AN ASSOCIATION IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 163.6(C), 163.302(A), 163.312 AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH 165.201. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.302(A)(3) (A) THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION AND 163.303—163.318 IS TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF HORSE RACING, TO GUARD THE HEALTH OF THE HORSE AND TO SAFEGUARD THE INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC… (3) A PERSON OTHER THAN A VETERINARIAN MAY NOT HAVE IN HIS POSSESSION EQUIPMENT FOR HYPODERMIC INJECTION OF A SUBSTANCE FOR HYPODERMIC ADMINISTRATION. A PERSON OTHER THAN A VETERINARIANMAY NOT HAVE A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE, WITHIN THE AREA OF THE RACETRACK COMPLEX… 163.312 THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION, OR BOTH, OR THEIR DESIGNEES, SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO ENTER BUILDINGS, STABLES, ROOMS OR OTHER PLACES WITHIN THE GROUNDS OF AN ASSOCIATION, AND TO EXAMINE THEM, AND TO INSPECT AND EXAMINE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND EFFECTS OF A PERSON, WITHIN THESE PLACES...BY ACCEPTING HIS LICENSE, CONSENTS TO THE SEARCH AND SEIZURES OF HYPODERMIC SYRINGES, HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR OTHER DEVICES, AND DRUGS… 165.201 THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM…THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING…
Name: JESIERE M MEDINA Ruling Date: 10/14/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-166 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for careless riding, while aboard “So Far So Fast” in the fourth race, 10/12/2014, at Zia Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before 11/14/2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.  Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
Licensee is found to be in violation of:
 
Name: JAY R HAWKINS Ruling Date: 10/12/2014
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mardi Gras Race Track
Ruling Number: 2014-MG-12 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
weight-scratch
Name: Mansour A Albaroudy Ruling Date: 10/7/2014
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2014-MP-317 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/1/2014 Suspension End: 4/1/2015
Ruling Text:
The official blood & urine samples taken on April 21,2014 from the horse "Transatlantic" were reported by Dalare Assoc., Inc. to contain Propantheline, a Class 3 Category A penalty drug under the WV Thoroughbred Racing Rule. "Transatlantic" is owned by Jamen Davidovich and won the #rd Race at Mountaineer Racetrack on April 21,2014. The official blood & urine samples taken on April 27,2014 from horse "Chairman Garey" were reported by Dalare Assoc., Inc to contain Propantheline, a Class 3 drug under the WV Thoroughbred Racing Rule, "Chairman Garey" is owned Jamen Davidovich and won the 7th race @ Mountaineer Racetrack on April 27, 2014. The Stewards and parties agree to the following:
1)  This is Albaroudy's first offense. 2) The amount of the drug found in the horses was unlikely to affect the horses' performance. 3) Evidence suggests that an ulcer medication prescribed by a veterinarian for the horses was either accidentally contaiminated with Propantheline or that a mistake was made at the compounding pharmacy that prepared the ulcer medication. Therefore, evidence supports that Propantheline was not intentionally administrated to the horses with either negligent or ill intent.  4) At all times, Mr. Albaroudy, Mr Davidovich & Mike Love another trainer involved in this matter, fully cooperated with the Stewards' inquiry into these drug positives. Based upon these mitigating factors, the Stewards impose a six month suspension on Mr. Albaroudy's permit effective 10/1/2014 and impose a $5,000.00 fine to be paid in five monthly installments with the first installment of $1,000.00 due on Nov. 1,2014 and the remaining installments due in $1,000.00 payments on the first of each month with the last payment due on March 1,2014. No action will taken against Mr. Michael Love. The purses of both horses shall be redistributed accordingly.
Name: Erik Lara Ruling Date: 9/26/2014
Jurisdiction: Nevada Racing Commission Facility: Elko County Fair
Ruling Number: 2014-ELK-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
On Monday, September 1, 2014, the number 9 horse "Got Inked", owned and trained by Erik Lara, placed second in the 6th race (quarter horse derby) at the Elko County Horse Races.  As a result of its second place finish, the horse was submitted for mandatory drug testing.  Results of the test revealed an extremely high level of caffeine in the blood (900ng/ml) and urine (650ng/ml).  Caffeine is no-permissible, and classified as a type 2 prohibited substance.   Furthermore, the presence of caffeine carries a category "B" penalty resulting in loss of purse and a $500-$1,000 fine.  As a result, Lara was fined $500.00 and required to forfeit the purse in the amount of $3,264 for violation of NGCB regulation 30.405 (1)(a).
 
On September 24, 2014, Lara was notified by phone of the medication violation and suggested penalty.   On September 26, he responded to the Elko Enforcement office.  Lara subsequently provided $3,764 in cash and signed the waiver of formal hearing form.
 
Since payment for the suggested fine and purse was provided, no further action is necessary at this time.
Name: ANTONIO LOVE Ruling Date: 9/1/2014
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Blue Grass Downs
Ruling Number: 2014-028 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/1/2014 Suspension End: 10/15/2014
Ruling Text:
The Post Race sample #0065055 collected from the horse ALABAMA HOWARD from the 4th race at Bluegrass Downs on 06/29/2014 was found to contain Caffeine (class B). As Trainer Mr. Love is suspended 45 days and fined $500.00 and the purse money won of $750.00 is ordered returned.
Name: ANTONIO LOVE Ruling Date: 9/1/2014
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Blue Grass Downs
Ruling Number: 2014-028 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/1/2014 Suspension End: 10/15/2014
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-028 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: TOMAS VALLEJOS Ruling Date: 8/6/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3537814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3537814 DATE: August 06, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TOMAS G VALLEJOS, (DOB: 09/21/1938,LIC #53182575) OF RULING #3330514, #3332514 and #3331514 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MARCH 22, 2014. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of THOMAS VALLEJOS is issued per New Mexico District Court Judge issued pending a final order on the administrative appeal, or until September 30, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: ARMANDO QUINTANILLA Ruling Date: 7/25/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0488414 Ruling Type: Unlicensed Participant
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0488414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: July 25, 2014 Trainer ARMANDO QUINTANILLA JR (DOB: 09/25/1959 NMSRC LICENSE #56083776) having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 20, 2014, for an ineligible entry of "Sc Corona Champion" (failure to have a current Owner license) which resulted in a program scratch of said horse in the fourth race, Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; ARMANDO QUINTANILLA JR is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "An entry shall be in the name of the horse's licensed Owner, and made by the Owner, Trainer, or a licensed designee of the Owner or Trainer". 15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owners, Lessors, and /or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission". 16.47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing"." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ARMANDO QUINTANILLA JR a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 25, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: Thomas Christopher Williams Ruling Date: 7/19/2014
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2014-CT-147 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/20/2005 Suspension End: 7/17/2014
Ruling Text:
Restored to good standing
Name: NORMAN D ROBBINS Ruling Date: 7/5/2014
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Blue Grass Downs
Ruling Number: 2014-BGD-2 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/2/2014 Suspension End: 7/7/2014
Ruling Text:
While driving at the McCracken county fair Mr. Robbins did use the whip in an Indiscriminate manner.
Name: TAMMY L FOX Ruling Date: 7/2/2014
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #14-0048* Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/13/2014 Suspension End: 7/27/2014
Ruling Text:
After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards, Tammy L. Fox is hereby suspended FIFTEEN (15) days, July 13, 2014 through July 27, 2014 (inclusive) for disorderly conduct (participating in an altercation) that occurred on association grounds at Churchill Downs on June 26, 2014. Your reinstatement is contingent upon your proof of enrollment and participation in an accredited program that addresses anger management. During your suspension you are denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdictions of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.  
 
 
810 KAR 1:025 Section 14, subsection (x) Disorderly Conduct; 3. Fighting 4. Assaults
 
  
Name: DALLAS JAY BARTON Ruling Date: 6/25/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3532814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3532814 DATE: June 25, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF DALLAS JAY BARTON, DOB 02/12/1970, LIC # 41407617 OF RULINGS #0047614 ISSUED BY THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MAY 19, 2014. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of DALLAS J. BARTON is issued per District Court Judge Denise Barela Shepherd issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA Ruling Date: 6/11/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3529814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3529814 DATE: June 11, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA, DOB 08/25/1958, (LIC #) 33107634 OF RULING #3368514, #3369514 And #3370514 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON APRIL 5, 2014. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of MELVIN ORLANDO CORDOVA is issued per District Court Judge Alan Malot issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: RENE SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 5/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3508814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/2/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL BY TRAINER AND OWNER RENE SAUCEDO, (LIC. NO. 53182733), OF RULING NOS. 0182913, 0183913, AND 0184913 ISSUED BY THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON OCTOBER 28, 2013 RULING: 3508814 DECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on May 15, 2014, on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and hearing material; WHEREAS, at this time, the Commission cannot adequately reach a decision on this matter without further findings; WHEREAS, pursuant to Rule 15.2.1.9(C)(15)(d) NMAC, the Commission may remand the proceeding to the Hearing Officer and reopen the hearing for further examination; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to remand this matter back to the Hearing Officer to make additional findings of fact on the issue of notice provided to Mr. Saucedo in connection with (1) the proceedings before the Stewards, as well as, (2) proceedings before the Hearing Officer; and WHEREAS, the Commission requests that the Hearing Officer reopen the record in this matter for the purpose of receiving additional testimony and evidence on the exclusive issue of notice. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that pursuant to this request, this matter is hereby remanded to the Hearing Officer to make additional findings of fact on the issue of notice. The Hearing Officer shall submit her additional findings of fact to the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of this Order. The Hearing Officer's findings of fact, as well as the parties' arguments and presentations on remand, shall be limited only to the issue of notice. FOR THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION Date: ____________ _________________________________ Robert M. Doughty III Chairman
Name: HERMENEGILDO G ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 5/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3511814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/29/2014 Suspension End: 5/29/2017
Ruling Text: BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF TRAINER HERMENEGILDO G. ALDAVAZ (LIC NO. 560834) FOR POSITIVE SAMPLE #NM02098 IN HORSE "FLASHING NOTES." RULING: 3511814 DECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on May 15, 2014, on review of a hearing officer's report by the above-named Appellant; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission unanimously voted to adopt the hearing officer's findings of fact and conclusions of law; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute violations of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there is sufficient evidence to support findings of violations made by Appellant; WHEREAS, the Commission unanimously voted to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance, in a horse trained by him. As such, Appellant shall be assessed the following penalties: I. A fine in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00); and II. A three (3) year suspension; This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order. FOR THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION Date: ____________ _________________________________ Robert Doughty III Chairman
Name: JAVIER MOLINA Ruling Date: 5/24/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL100 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/24/2014 Suspension End: 2/13/2015
Ruling Text:
OWNER JAVIER MOLINA, HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 24, 2014, TO ANSWER A COMPLAINT REGARDING CASE #14LA0113, ALLEGING VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (A) (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1547 (FAILURE TO APPEAR).
 
DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF JAVIER MOLINA ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) SUBJECT IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL  PREMISES  IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: JAVIER MOLINA Ruling Date: 5/24/2014
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: LAQL100 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/24/2014 Suspension End: 2/13/2015
Ruling Text:
2015-LA-024
 
IN THE MATTER OF: JAVIER MOLINA
 
HAVING NOW SATISFIED THE OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL OBLIGATION TO EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE, THE LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF OWNER JAVIER MOLINA ARE RESTORED AND LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE RULING #100, DATED MAY 23, 2014, SUSPENDING MR. MOLINA FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) IS HEREBY SET ASIDE AND JAVIER MOLINA RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: ERVEY MONTIJO Ruling Date: 5/10/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 0029614 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/21/2014 Suspension End: 5/21/2017
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0029614 SunRay Park May 10, 2014 LICENSEE: Trainer: ERVEY D. MONTIJO LICENSE #:56082726 having been duly notified and appeared (with telephonic counsel) before the Board of Stewards on May 10, 2014 for a confirmed positive test for the drug Zilpaterol which was found in sample# NM03388 after it was collected from the horse, "Tres Seis Heart" which finished in first (1st) place in the second (2nd) race on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at The Downs at Albuquerque. (The lab report indicated a finding of Zilpaterol at 5.1 & 5.7 ng/ml in duplicate samples from a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). Trainer - Ervey D. Montijo is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the official chemist of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established." 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 Ervey Montijo a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMRC issued licenses for a period of three (3) calendar years (May21st , 2014 to May 21st, 2017 inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of ten- thousand dollars ($10,000.00): (3) Lose of purse in the second (2nd) race the #9 horse, Tres Seis Heart which ran on Sept. 12, 2013 at The Downs at Albuquerque. This is a first positive test in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC: During the time of suspension, Ervey D. Montijo is excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMAC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (c) (21)(a-b) NMRC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon application suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Ervey Montijo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C) (21)(c) NMAC. BY ORDER OF THE SunRay Park BOARD OF STEWARDS ________________ __________________ STEWARD STEWARD STEWARD Reuben Rivera Bob Allison Linda Salinas Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B) (9) (b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filenot 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: Vicente Grajeda Ruling Date: 3/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3451814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/26/2014 Suspension End: 11/15/2027
Ruling Text: BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF JOCKEY VINCENTE GUAJARDO GRAJEDA (DOB 11/15/1990)(LIC# 42455772) OF RULING #0001913 ISSUED BY THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2013. RULING# 3451814 DECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on March 13, 2014; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, appellant appeared before the Commission in person; WHEREAS, the Commission voted in open and public session in this matter with a quorum present; WHEREAS, the Commission heard the appeal of the Board of Stewards Ruling #0001913 issued on September 4, 2013; WHEREAS, the Commission also heard arguments regarding the probation violation of Ruling #3306813, wherein Mr. Grajeda's penalty was a suspension of one (1) year, with four (4) years of probation (until November 15, 2017); WHEREAS, the Commission affirms the findings of fact and conclusions of law as determined by the Board of Stewards in Ruling# 0001913, hereby attached to this Decision and Order and incorporated by reference; WHEREAS, the Commission makes the additional findings of fact as follows: 1) Mr. Grajeda consented to the search of his vehicle. 2) Mr. Grajeda tested positive for cocaine in his system on September 2, 2013. 3) Mr. Grajeda was schedule to race as a jockey on September 2, 2013. 4) The Ruidoso Police Department and the Lincoln County Narcotics Unit was called on September 2, 2013. 5) Mr. Grajeda was found criminally liable for his actions on September 2, 2013. 6) Mr. Grajeda was convicted of four (4) 4th Degree Felonies for his actions on September 2, 2013. 7) Mr. Grajeda was sentenced to four years of supervised probation, with a conditional discharge as part of his successful probation completion. WHEREAS, Commission Rule 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(c) states in pertinent part that "No electrical or mechanical device, or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the association during the meeting whether in a race or otherwise"; WHEREAS, Commission Rule 16.47.1.8(L)(4)(c) states that if the Commission determines the licensee has failed to comply with the terms of probation, the probation may be revoked and the licensee may be subject to additional disciplinary action; WHEREAS, NMSA 1978 § 60-1A-11(A)(2)(a) states that a license shall not be issued unless the applicant has satisfied the commission that the applicant does not have prior activities, criminal record, reputation, habits or associations that pose a threat to the public interest. WHEREAS, NMSA 1978 § 60-1A-11(A)(2)(b) states that a license shall not be issued unless the applicant has satisfied the commission that the applicant does not have prior activities, criminal record, reputation, habits or associations that poses a threat to the effective regulation and control of horse racing. WHEREAS, the Commission finds Mr. Grajeda's actions to constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Mr. Grajeda; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to suspend the license of Mr. Grajeda; and WHEREAS, the Commission finds Mr. Grajeda to be a repeat offender of one of the most egregious violations in the sport of horse racing. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Mr. Grajeda is found to be in violation of the Commission rules and shall be penalized as follows: 1) Reinstatement of the remaining four years of suspension as ordered in Ruling #3306813 (until November 15, 2017) for violation of the terms of probation in said Decision and Order; 2) Suspension of his license for a period of five (5) years for the electrical devices found to commence after November 15, 2017; and 3) Suspension of his license for a period of five (5) years for illegal drugs, weapons and confirmed drug use on association grounds, for a total ten (10) year suspension to commence after November 15, 2017; and 4) Fine in the amount of $5,000 dollars for the electrical device found. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Respondent in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: 3/26/14 ________________________________ Chairman Doughty
Name: JOHN HENRY BASSETT Ruling Date: 3/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3449814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/26/2014 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER JOHN BASSETT DOB 6/11/1949, LIC# 46078104, RULINGS #0035912 AND #0036912 BY THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2012. RULING #3449814 DECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on March 13, 2014 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the Stipulated Facts submitted by the parties and incorporated by reference; WHEREAS, the Stipulated Facts are attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Stipulated Facts, as well as the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Conclusions of Law, with the exception of Conclusion of Law S; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that pursuant to Conclusion of Law G, citing from Commission Rule 16.47.1.10(B)(1), the trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of the horses entered in an official workout or race and is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that pursuant to Conclusion of Law G, citing from Commission Rule 16.47.1.10(B)(2), the trainer "must" prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of the rules. WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant should have been aware of the drug being administered; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant was responsible for overseeing the veterinarian and any administration of medication thereof; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant should have ensured that the medication being administered was correct; WHEREAS, the Commission uses its expertise in the field, including the deliberation of a Veterinarian Commissioner, and thoroughly reviewing the record before them, find it unreasonable to conclude that Appellant was unaware of the substance being administered; WHEREAS, the Commission finds no justification as to why the veterinarian would mislabel and mislead Appellant; WHEREAS, the Commission does not make a finding of mitigating circumstances in this case; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to reject and amend the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to penalize Appellant in accordance with their rules as set forth in Conclusion of Law R. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant and his horse shall be assessed the penalty as follows: I. A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation of a Class 1 drug for the presence of Dermorphin for a total fine amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000); II. A suspension of five (5) years for each violation of a Class 1 drug for the presence of Dermorphin for a total suspension of ten (10) years; and III. Loss of purse for the two horses with Class 1 violations. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order. Date: ____________ _________________________________ Chairman Doughty
Name: RENE SAUCEDO Ruling Date: 3/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3450814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 21000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER RENEE SAUCEDO, (DOB: 11/24/1968),  (LIC # 56082732), OF RULING #2897513 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK OF STEWARDS ON APRIL 13, 2013.
 
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER RENNE SAUCEDO, (DOB: 11/24/1968),(LIC# 56082732), OF RULING #0030613 ISSUED BY THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MAY 19, 2013  RULING # 3450814
 
DECISION AND ORDER
 
 WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on March 13, 2014 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant;
 
WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice;
 
WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material;
 
WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order;
 
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law;
 
WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules;
 
WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant;
 
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer.
 
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training.  As such, Appellant and his horse shall be assessed a penalty as follows:
 
I. A fine in the amount of (i) ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the first offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol; (ii) ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the first offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol; (iii) one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the first offense violation of a Category C drug for the presence of Carbazochromoe for a total fine amount of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000);
 
II. A suspension of three (3) years for the first offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol and, upon the expiration of the initial three year suspension, a license revocation with no reapplication of any license issued by the Commission for an additional three (3) year period for the second offense violation of a Category A drug for the presence of Zipaterol for a total suspension of six (6) years;
 
III. Loss of purse for the horses with Category A violations (Whata Lucky Man and Minister Cyberset);
IV. These two horse be unplaced;  
V. The horse Whata Lucky Man be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety (90) days;
VI. The horse Minister Cyberset be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety (120) days; and
VII. These two horses must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.
 
This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law.  Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order.
 
Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 3/25/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3344514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING: 3344514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: March 25, 2014 Trainer JAVIER ROMAN JR, ( DOB: 08/20/1980 LICENSE #96092439), having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment (blinkers off) at time of entry on the horse "Risque Appeal", entered in the twelfth race, on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Sunland Park. JAVIER ROMAN JR is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that " Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry." 15.2.5.13(A)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment, or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the Starter, the Paddock Judge and the Stewards". 15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may change any equipment used on a horse in its last race, without the prior approval of the Paddock Judge or the Stewards." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAVIER ROMAN JR a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 25, 2014 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER RON WALKER DAVID KEITER 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: KRISTOPHER ROBEN CORDOVA Ruling Date: 2/6/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3403814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3403814 DATE: February 06, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF KRISTOPHER ROBEN CORDOVA, DOB: 07/04/1984, (LIC #56082280) OF RULINGS #2923513, #2924513, #2925513, #2926513, #2947513, #3142514, #3143514 and #3144514 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON DECEMBER 8, 2013. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of KRISTOPHER CORDOVA is issued per District Court Judge Carl Butkus issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: PABLO HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 2/6/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3400814 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION RULING: S 3400814 DATE: February 06, 2014 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF PABLO M. HERNANDEZ, DOB: 11/25/1965, (LIC # 76080817) OF RULING #3116514, #3119514, #3117514 and #3118514 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON JANUARY 25, 2014. Pursuant to Paragraph (10) Subsection B of 15.2.1.9 NMAC, it is hereby ordered that a stay in the matter of the suspension of PABLO M. HERNANDEZ is issued per District Court Judge Denise Barela Shepherd issued pending a final decision by the New Mexico Racing Commission on this matter. BY ORDER OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION ______________________________ Vince Mares, Executive Director
Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3108514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JAIME ALDAVAZ, JR (DOB: 11/19/1991 NMSRC LICENSE #:66070265) having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 12, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drugs "Phenylbutazone" and "Flunixin" which was found ii sample NM01208, after it was collected from the horse, "Jess Rueben James" which finished first in the fourth race, Sunday May 19, 2013, at SunRay Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.2 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 57 ng/mJ in blood/serum. Split sam pling rights, as provided in 1 5. 2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and said split sam pling by LSU lab confirmed Phenyl butazone at 1 .713 ug/ml and Flu nixin at 42.782 ng/ml in blood/serum. There was no recommendation from the New  Mexico Official Racing Chemist with regard to the varia nce in sample results as req uired by 1 5.2.6.10(E)(3) NMAC.  Therefore, there is insufficient evidence to find a violation of 1 5.2.6.9(C)(3)(c) NMAC . As a result, this ruling will address a  Flunixin finding/overage only, with related penalties as described below).
 
JAIME ALDAVAZ, JR is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(l-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent pa rt that "A finding by the Com mission 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)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Flunixin may be ad ministered in such dosage amou nt that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 na nograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood plasma".
 
15.2.6.ll(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.lO(B)(l) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent pa rt 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 maxim um allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible rega rdless of the acts of third pa rty."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAIME ALDAVAZ, JR a penalty of a fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000). The fine is to be paid on or before February 24, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the time prescribed  may result in immediate suspension.
 
This is a third positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 1 5. 2.6.9 (C)(5)(c) NMAC.
 
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings 3109514, and 3110514, issued this date, at Sunland Park).
 
Name: MARTIN N PEREZ Ruling Date: 1/6/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3056514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/16/2017 Suspension End: 1/16/2020
Ruling Text:
RULING#: 3056514    TRACK: SUNLAND PARK                 DATE: January 06, 2014
 
Trainer MARTIN N. PEREZ (DOB: 10/29/1965 NMSRC LICENSE #:76073246) having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared (with Adrian Perez as  interpreter/observer) before the Board of Stewards on January 5, 2014, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class II drug "Zilpaterol", which was found in sample NM03400 after it was collected from the horse "Money Hungry Cartel", which finished first in the 5th race, Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Zilpaterol in urine at 7.8 ng/ml. Split sampling rights, were afforded Mr. Perez per  15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, and said split sampling by LSU lab indicated a finding of Zilpaterol, and confirmed as positive at  6.726 ng/ml in the urine. Additionally, there are no acceptable test limit levels for this drug, and Class II drugs of this nature have a high potential for affecting the outcome of a race, and have no approved or indicated use in a horse).
 
MARTIN N. PEREZ 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 (a) drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established".
 
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 MARTIN N. PEREZ a penalty as follows:
(1)   License revocation of any/all NMSRC licenses issued to MARTIN N. PEREZ, with no reapplication for a three-year period;
       (through January 16, 2020, inclusive )  Penalties will run consecutively for a Trainer or Owner (See related Ruling # 3053514).  
(2)   A fine in the amount of fifty-thousand dollars  ( $50,000.00);
(3)   Loss of purse of 5th race, September 13, 2013, at the Downs at Albuquerque
(4)   Due to the presence of a Class II-A finding in a post race sample, this matter is hereby referred to the   
        NMSRC for any action deemed necessary, per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) NMAC; 15.2.6(C)(4).
 
This is the second positive test violation for a Class II violation, and a fifth total positive test violation within a 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(1)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, MARTIN N. PEREZ is hereby excluded from all areas 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 MARTIN N. PEREZ 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 3057514, and 3058514, 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: MIGUEL CASTILLO Ruling Date: 12/11/2012
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2525512 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/19/2013 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULING#: 2525512 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: December 11, 2012
 
Owner and Trainer MIGUEL CASTILLO DOB: 05/29/1985 LICENSE #:63163092 and 56061525 having appeared (with counsel) before the Board of Stewards on 12/09/2012 regarding a lab report from Iowa State University, (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC),  for  confirmed positive tests for the drugs 4-Methylaminoantipyrine (Dipyrone) an 4-Aminoantipyrine (Aminopyrine) and Tranexamic Acid which were found in sample# 421389 after it was collected from the horse BV PRETTY WOMAN which finished in 4th place in the 4th race on 9/22/2012 at Zia Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated 4-Methylaminoantipyrne at a level of greater than 1000/ ng/ml and 4-Aminoantipyrine at a level of greater than 1000 ng/ml, and Tranexamic acid at level greater than500 ng/ml). Split sampling was waived by Mr Castillo.
 
MIGUEL CASTILLO is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(C) (1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the official chemist of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. (a) drugs or medication for which no acceptable levels have been established; and (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
 
15.2.6.9 (H) (13) NMAC; which states in pertinent part that "The permitted quantitative test level of Dipyrone shall be administered in such dosage amounts that the official test sample shall not exceed 1,000 ng/ml in urine or its blood equivalent".
 
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 MIGUEL CASTILLO a penalty as follows:
1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of four hundred eighty five days, (485), 9/19/2013 through 01/20/2015.
2. A fine in the amount of ten thousand dollars $10,000, and referral to the Commission.
3. Loss of purse for the 4th race 9/22/2012 at Zia Park.  
4.            This matter is hereby reffered to the New Mexico Racing Commission for any further action deemed necessary per 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(i).
 
The fine is to be paid on or before 01/08/2013 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.
 
This is a third offense positive test within 365 day period.
 
Additionally, the horse BV PRETTY WOMAN must remain on the vets' list for a period of forty five (45) days, 12-09-2012 through 01/23/2013 inclusive, and must pass a Commission approved examination before being allowed to race.
 
During said time of such applicable suspension, MIGUEL CASTILLO is here by 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)(a-b) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective on 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) 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 20 days from the date of the ruling.  The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
 
 
Name: MARIO CAMPOS HUANTE Ruling Date: 9/25/2010
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2010-LAFP-010 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/25/2010 Suspension End: 11/15/2014
Ruling Text:
Exercise rider MARIO CAMPOS HUANTE, having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards at the Los Angeles County Fair on September 24, 2010, to answer a complaint regarding Case #10SA113, alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1902.5 (Animal Welfare – abandoned injured horse), is suspended pending appearance before the Board of Stewards pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear).
 
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of MARIO CAMPOS HUANTE are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), subject is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: MARIO CAMPOS HUANTE Ruling Date: 9/25/2010
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Angeles Turf Club
Ruling Number: 2010-LAFP-010 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/25/2010 Suspension End: 11/15/2014
Ruling Text:
2014-DFTD-006
 
Exercise rider MARIO CAMPOS HUANTE, having appeared as ordered, is restored to good standing. Ruling LAFP #10, issued at the Los Angeles Country Fair on September 25, 2010, is set aside.
Name: ZVI HENRY KRIPLE Ruling Date: 3/25/2010
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2010-LATS-076 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/25/2010 Suspension End: 2/23/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer ZVI KRIPLE is suspended pursuant to California Horse Racing Board Rules #1489 (Grounds for Denial or Refusal of License-misdemeanor animal cruelty conviction) and #1900 (Grounds for Suspension or Revocation); and for violation of California Horse Racing Board Rule #1902.5 (Animal Welfare) through the term of his license (10-22-2010). It is further recommended that Mr. Kriple not be eligible to reapply for a California Horse Racing Board license.
 
During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Zvi Kriple are suspended and, pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. Kriple is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: ZVI HENRY KRIPLE Ruling Date: 3/25/2010
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2010-LATS-076 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/25/2010 Suspension End: 2/23/2015
Ruling Text:
It is determined that Appellant ZVI KRIPLE is fit to be licensed and should be granted a license as a thoroughbred trainer in the state of California.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Daniel Q. Schiffer, Hearing Officer
 
NOTE: Documents pertaining to this hearing are available in the ARCI Office.
Name: CLOTILDE SALAZAR Ruling Date: 2/28/1991
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 321 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Unknown
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: INELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN RACING PENDING COMPLIANCE OF "PERMANENT OWNER'S LICENSE" PROCEDURES.
Name: STEVEN O ROMEKA Ruling Date: 3/26/1984
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 84107MV Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/28/1984 Suspension End: 2/3/2015
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, RULING #84107MV DATED MARCH 28, 1984 IS HEREBY RESCINDED.



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