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. >2/5/2016<

201 Total Rulings compiled at: 2/10/2016 10:41:18 AM G.M.T.

Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 2/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-015-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Yannick Gingras is fined $200.00 for failing to drive in the 5th and 7th races at Dover Downs on February 8, 2016. DHRC rule: 5.5.9. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: WILLIAM P. POPIO Ruling Date: 2/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-38 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #6 Martino in race 9 on 2/3/16 he failed to keep a line in each hand when he whipped his horse in the stretch before the finish. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-17(A)  17-99
Name: DONALD DAVID HARMON Ruling Date: 2/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-35 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/6/2016 Suspension End: 2/20/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Harmon failed to conduct himself in a professional manner prior to race 8 on 2/1/16 when he kicked his horse (#5 Always A Tiger) in the stomach after the horse reared up and dumped him out of the sulky. This was an abusive act and against the best interest of racing. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10) 12-28  12-99 17-30(B)  17-33(A)&(B)  17-99
Name: BENJAMIN (B CLAIR UMHOLTZ Ruling Date: 2/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-37 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #822460 collected at Northfield Park on 1/5/16 from the horse Puttin On The Foil was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 27+-2 nanograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 20 nanograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(1)(a)  18-02  18-99
Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 2/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-94 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Joaquin Lopez, having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 9, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for Class IV drug “Phenylbutazone”, which was found in sample NM 15295, after it was collected from the horse “Eagletefamous” which finished first in the third race, Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.61 microgram/ml in blood/serum. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived).

Also, Mr. Lopez waived his right to a ten (10) day Written Notice of Hearing.

As such, the following applies:

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."

Omar Soto is the recorded owner of the horse “Eagletefamous,” which was the subject of the ruling issued on this date.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joaquin Lopez a penalty of:

    1. A fine in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250) to be paid on or before March 20, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Eagletefamous” must pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligible to race.

This is a first positive test violation in the past 365-day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC.

Name: LEONARDO REZA Ruling Date: 2/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-001 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
OWNER/TR LEONARDO REZA PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILURE TO PAY FINE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1500.00, AS STIPULATED BY THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS ORDER 15-WRD-091 ON 12/17/2015. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT LEONARDO REZA BE SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE EFFECTIVE 1/19/2016, PENDING PAYMENT OF FINE.
Name: JUSTIN KERRY KING Ruling Date: 2/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-014-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/8/2016 Suspension End: 3/8/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Justin K. King is suspended for 30 days begining February 8, 2016 to and including March8, 2016 for a human drug positive. Mr. King may not enter horses until March 9, 2016. Sample#707810 from January 26, 2016 contained Morphine. DHRC rule: 5.1.8; 5.1.8.1; 5.1.8.1.1; 5.1.8.2.7; 5.1.8.5.2. All trainer and owner transfers of horses from parties under full suspension to the other owners or trainers must be approved by the DHRC Judges or the DHRC Administrator. DHRC rule: 10.2.8.3. Appeals are due within 48 hours of ruling
Name: JAMES F MARSHALL Ruling Date: 2/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-FRE-16 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver James Marshall, III  is hereby fined the sum of one-hundred ($100.00) dollars.
 
While driving "Gimme Some Room" in the 12th race on January 1, 2016 you did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner.  (one handed whipping)
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
 
Name: JOSEPH R BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 2/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-FRE-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Joseph Bongiorno is hereby fined the sum of one-hundred & fifty ($150.00) dollars.
 
While driving #5 "Four Starz Trop" in the 8th race on Thursday, January 28, 2016, Mr. Bongiorno did drive in a careless manner and cross over without clearance, causing inteference to #'s 1 and 2 after the 3/4 mile pole.
 
#5 "Four Starz Trop" finished 3rd disqualified and placed 7th.
Name: JAMES MAROHN Ruling Date: 2/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-FRE-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Jim Marohn, Jr. is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.
 
You did drive with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons after the 3/4 mile pole, while driving #6  "Battle Call" in the 10th race on 1/30/16.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    Driving in a careless manner
Name: CARLOS L CASTRO Ruling Date: 2/6/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-25 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:
Failed to do reported weight on February 5, 2016 for the Second race
Name: Jorge A Monserrate Ruling Date: 2/6/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-26 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/6/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Summarily Suspended having been directed by the Board of Stewards to submit to drug testing and having refused to do so.
Name: OLIVO INIRIO Ruling Date: 2/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #16-0012 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/13/2016 Suspension End: 2/17/2016
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number 0081888 taken from ACTING FRENCH, who finished third in the eighth race at Turfway Park on January 14, 2016 contained MULTIPLE NSAIDS; phenylbutazone (.58 ug/ml in blood) and ketoprofen (1.9 ng/ml in blood). The concentrations of both permitted NSAIDS are below the primary threshold and above the secondary threshold. After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby suspended FIVE (5) days, February 13, 2016 through February 17, 2016 (inclusive) and fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS. During his suspension Mr. Inirio is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Mr. Inirio is denied pending transfer to persons acceptable to the stewards. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4)
810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 2
810 KAR 1:018 Section 8, subsection (3)(a)(b)(d)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (5)(a)
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: ALBIN ALEXANDER JIMENEZ Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #16-0011 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Albin Jimenez, is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500) DOLLARS for his disorderly conduct and lapse in good judgement that occurred in the winners’ circle after the running of the fifth race on January 31, 2016. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).
 
 
 
810 KAR 1:025  Section 14 1.(x)  
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: ROBERT LEW TURNER Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-2 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Robert Turner is hereby restored to good standing.
Name: KEVIN J ROMAN Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-22 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
During the start of the second race on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016, Roman failed to correct his mount in a timely manner as he broke outward, which caused interference to several horses. His mount was disqualified from third and place eighth.
Name: JOSE N MONTANO Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-21 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to fullfill his riding engagement on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, necessitating a late rider change.
Name: CASEY HINSDALE Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-23 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/5/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
suspended for an outstanding judgement from the Magistrate court of Jefferson County in the amount of $1174.87, plus interest and court costs to be paid to the Tack Shop, 131 Racetrack St., Ranson WV 25438
Name: MARK F O'MARA Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16009 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/1/2016 Suspension End: 4/15/2016
Ruling Text: Sample #E182262 collected on 10/28/15 from the horse BORN TO THRIVE was found to contain GABAPENTIN. Split sample was confirmed by TVMDL. Mr. O'Mara as trainer of record is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 10/28/15 must be returned and redistributed. (Finished 1st - $8750.00 to be redistributed as follows:)

#8 BODY OF WORK finished 2 placed 1 #4 ALL ABOUT COWBOYS finished 3 placed 2 #3 TOPVILLE AVATAR finished 4 placed 3 #6 BLITZ JET finished 5 placed 4 #9 THERUSSCOMBO finished 6 placed 5 #2 HERBIE HAMMER finished 7 placed 6 #5 BORN AMERICAN finished 8 placed 7 #1 SUNSET KID finished 9 placed 8 #7 BORN TO THRIVE finished 1 placed 9

Name: VICTOR KIRBY Ruling Date: 2/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-013-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Victor Kirby is fined $300.00 for changing course in the stretch causing interference to #4, ROCK N' ROLL JET in the 12th race on February 1, 2016 at Dover Downs. #8, ROAD UNTRAVELED finished 3rd and was placed 8th. DHRC Rule: 7.6.13.1.1. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: WILFRIDO MONTANO Ruling Date: 2/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Idaho State Racing Commission Facility: Idaho State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-2 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1046.72 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/1/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
FINAL: Declaratory Ruling by the ISRC that licensee Wilfredo Montano viloated ISRC administrative rule, IDAPA 11.04.03.030.07, under which the ISRC is revoking his license who has committed an act or acts demonstrating financial instability, intemperate habits or has a bad reputation for truth, honesty and integrity, or other similar conduct contrary to the best interest of racing. The judgement entered against Wilfredo Montano is in the amount of $1,046.72, which represents the amount Mr. Montano owed Dr. Woodington, $902.72, plus court costs in the amount of $144.00. This comprises of four outstanding invoices for services offered to Wilfredo Montano by Dr. Woodington during the 2013-2015 seasons at Les Bois Park. The ISRC verified the small claims judgement from the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Idaho and received a faxed letter to the ISRC on October 26th in which Dr. Woodington asks the ISRC to enter a declaratory ruling against Wilfredo Montano.
Name: Camilo G. Castillo Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21500 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/9/2016 Suspension End: 2/15/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended from riding races 7 calendar days February 9, 2016 through February 15, 2016, for careless riding during the running of race 7, January 31, 2016, resulting in the disqualification of his mount from 2nd to 5th place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: ORLANDO OROZCO Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21498 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to have a negative coggins on file, resulting in the late scratch of “PYC Milagro” from race 5, January 31, 2016.
Name: EDGAR R BACA Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21499 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/7/2016 Suspension End: 2/13/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended from riding races 7 calendar days, February 7, 2016 through February 13, 2016, for careless riding during the running of race 6, January 31, 2016, resulting in the disqualification of his mount from 3rd to 6th place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: WILLIE J SIMIEN Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21501 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Flunixin (37.01ng/ml) reported, in post race blood sample taken from Dashin to Nola, second finisher of race 3, January 9, 2016, at Louisiana Downs. Trainer declined his right to testing of the split and waived his right to a stewards hearing. Trainer fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: DON R POTEET Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21502 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (2.4ug/ml) reported in post race blood sample taken from Moonraker Thoughts, winner of race 5, January 11, 2016 at Louisiana Downs. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing.  First violation, in Louisiana, of an ARCI class IV or V drug within a 12 month period.
Name: RAMIRO BELTRAN Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21497 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have scheduled starter, “TF Chicks Corona” in the paddock resulting in a late scratch from race 3, January 26, 2016.
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 1/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-92 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Cody L. Reynolds, having been duly notified for a scheduled hearing and having the hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on this date, January 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM18230, after it was collected from the horse, "Unfinished Biz" which participated in the 1st race, on Friday, January 1,2016, at Sunland Park .

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.04 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered but waived by Cody Reynolds. ).

Cody L. Reynolds is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Cody Reynolds a penalty as follows;

    1. A fine in the amount of Five Hundred Fifty Dollars ($500.00);
    2. Horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to enter.

This is a third positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before March 7, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. ( Failure to pay fine in prescribed time 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: Nick L Lowe Ruling Date: 1/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: PM16-012 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 7.2 micrograms of phenylbutazone. Signed waiver and paid the fine immediately.
Name: JAMES R ARLEDGE Ruling Date: 1/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16008 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #E182206 collected on 10/23/15 from the horse CHIPS STAR was found to contain DEXAMETHASONE at a level above the allowable limit. Tested 104 pg/ml - limit 5 pg/ml. Split sample was confirmed by TVMDL. Mr. Arledge as trainer of record is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 10/23/15 must be returned and redistributed. (Finished 1st -$21,500.00 to be redistributed as follows:)

#5 CALL FOR JUSTICE finished 2 placed 1 #3 CAULFIELD finished 3 placed 2 #7 KY LUCKY finished 4 placed 3 #2 CUE HALL finished 5 placed 4 #6 NEWCASTLE finished 6 placed 5 #9 SUIT AND TIE finished 7 placed 6 #8 MASSIVE STORM finished 8 placed 7 #1 ROYAL LAD finished 9 placed 8 #4 CHIPS STAR finished 1 placed 9

Name: CALVIN HENRY BOREL Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 16-011 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/31/2016 Suspension End: 1/5/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey Calvin Borel is suspended three racing days - Sunday, January 31, 2016, Thursday, February 4, 2016 and Friday, February 5, 2016 - for not maintaining a straight course while riding "American Dubai" in the eighth race on January 21, 2016 and drifting into the path of "Torrontes" approaching the finish line without being clear, a violation of ARC Rule #2347. "American Dubai" was disqualified from second and placed third.

During his period of suspension Jockey Borel may ride in designated stakes races but then must serve a substitute day of suspension.

This ruling may be appealed within three days to the Arkansas Racing Commission.

Name: GUADALUPE CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-82 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2016 Suspension End: 8/20/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Guadalupe Chavez having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 23, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM17105, after it was collected from the horse "Eyes On Eagle" which finished first place in 3rd race on October 3, 2015 at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 959 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Guadalupe Chavez. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 804±57 pg/ml in urine).

Juvenal Sanchez is the recorded owner of horse “Eyes On Eagle” which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park.

Trainer Guadalupe Chavez 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 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 140 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."

15.2.6.9 (C) 2nd LIFETIME offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension to a maximum 180-day suspension and a minimum $1,000 to a maximum $2,500 fine

For this second violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Guadalupe Chavez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (February 22, 2016 through August 20, 2016 inclusive)

(2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.) (3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, October 3, 2015 at the 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)(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, Guadalupe Chavez 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 Guadalupe Chavez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-1 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, Alfredo O. Sanchez, having been duly notified, and having appeared with counsel by telephone, (Brian Hess) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM14780, after it was collected from the horse "I’ll Stop the World " which participated in the 8th race, in the La Plata Stakes race on July 26,2016 at Sunray Park.

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

15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. NMAC 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which l1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. For this 2nd violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Sanchez a penalty as follows: (1) the horse "I'll Stop the World" must pass a NMRC approvered examination prior to be eligible to be entered in race. (2) Loss of purse of the 8th race, on July 26, 2015, at SunRayPark.

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.

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

Name: ALFREDO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-1-RES Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SRP-1 - Ruling Rescinded

issued in error

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 1/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16006 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #E182214 collected on 10/23/15 from the horse MUSCLE BABY DOLL was found to contain Methylprednisolone at a level above the allowable limit. Tested 955 pg/ml - limit 100 pg/ml. Mr. Stohler as trainer of record is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 10/23/15 must be returned and redistributed. (Finished 1st -$23,375.00 to be redistributed)

#5 LADY WINONA finished 2 placed 1 #10 SMOKINMOMBO finished 3 placed 2 #9 SHEWORERED finished 4 placed 3 #7 PAD PRINCESS finished 5 placed 4 #3 MAGIC SHELLEY finished 6 placed 5 #2 CRIME WAVE HALL finished 7 placed 6 #6 FOX VALLEY YOKO finished 8 placed 7 #1 ARAMATRADING finished 9 placed 8 #4 MUSCLE BABY DOLL finished 1 placed 9

Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 1/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16007 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #E182307 collected on 10/30/15 from the horse MUSCLE BABY DOLL was found to contain Methylprednisolone at a level above the allowable limit. Tested 770 pg/ml - limit 100 pg/ml. Split sample was confirmed by TVMDL. Mr. Stohler as trainer of record is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 10/30/15 must be returned and redistributed. (Finished 1st -$70,000.00 to be redistributed.) Mitigating factors were considered when deciding this penalty. (Time of notification)

#9 BRIGHT BABY BLUES finished 2 placed 1 #8 SPEAK TO ME finished 3 placed 2 #6 CHURITA finished 4 placed 3 #1 I'M SO FANCY finished 5 placed 4 #4 LIVININTHEFASTLANE finished 6 placed 5 #3 SMOKINMOMBO finished 7 placed 6 #10 YOU'RE MAJESTIC finished 8 placed 7 #7 ARMATRADING finished 9 placed 8 #5 FOX VALLEY YOKO finished 10 placed 9 #2 MUSCLE BABY DOLL finished 1 placed 10

Name: DOUGLAS S HARTZ Ruling Date: 1/19/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/30/2016 Suspension End: 7/30/2016
Ruling Text:
Official blood sample #190456 taken on 9/18/15 was reported by Industrial lab to contain Sildenafil, which is a Class 3 drug with a penalty A desination. The permissable threshold for Sildenfil is none. Sample contained 70pg/ml. The sample was taken from Mooremont which was the 6 horse in the Third Race on September 18, 2015 and finished first. Hartz did elect to have a split sample test performed by TVMOL which resulted in a finding of Sildenafil. This was Hartz's first offense carring a category A penalty. Accumulated "0" points. Hartz has accumulated 6 points in connection with this ruling. Based on the above Hartz is given the following penalty: $5000.00 fine and 6month suspension. Suspension begins on January 20, 2016 and will continue up and including July 30, 2016.  There is also a redistribution of the purse.
 
 
Name: ANTHONY N. MORGAN Ruling Date: 1/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-007-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Anthony Morgan was fined $100.00 for going inside pylons around the last turn in the 11th race on January 17, 2016 at Dover Downs. DHRC rule: 7.6.14.1. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 1/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-65 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Joaquin Lopez having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 8, 2016, regarding an entry of an ineligible horse “Rare Legs” which resulted in a scratch of said horse in the fourth race, January 15, 2016, at Sunland Park;

(At time of entry Joaquin Lopez was suspended for past due fines and ineligible to enter horse Rare Legs).

Joaquin Lopez 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, Lessor, 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”.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joaquin Lopez a penalty in the amount of one-hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 24, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 1/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arturo Chavez, having appeared for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 12, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM10308, after it was collected from the horse, "IVE BEEN AMPLIFIED" which finished first in the First race, February 13, 2015, at The Sunland Park Race Track.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 38.0 ug/ml., which exceeds the authorized limit of 20.0 nanograms per milliliter. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were availed but waived by Arturo Chavez).

Arturo Chavez is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (E) (1) NMAC: Which states "The permitted quantitative test level of Flunixin shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20.0 micrograms per milliliter".

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 Arturo Chavez a penalty as follows; (1) A fine in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00);

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Arturo Chavez, furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

This is a first positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C) (3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before February 15, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) NMAC.

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B) (9) (b) NMAC: Which states 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: DEASIA GLENN Ruling Date: 1/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16003 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ms. Glenn failed to complete licensing requirements for 2015 in Indiana by failing to submit fingerprints.
Name: ROBERT L REED Ruling Date: 1/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16004 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Reed failed to complete licensing requirements for 2015 in Indiana by failing to submit fingerprints.
Name: Jenny Melander Ruling Date: 1/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 16005 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ms. Melander failed to complete licensing requirements for 2015 in Indiana by failing to submit fingerprints.
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 1/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-005-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Yannick Gingras was fined $100.00 for going inside four pylons at the top of the stretch, while in the lead, driving #2, ADVENTURE BOUND in the 9th race at Dover Downs on January 11, 2016. ADVENTURE BOUND finished 1st and was placed 3rd. DHRC rule: 7.6.15.2.3. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of ruling.
Name: ANTHONY J NAPOLITANO Ruling Date: 1/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH6 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Napolitano 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 #9th
"MAH SISH" in the 9th race on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: ANTHONY J NAPOLITANO Ruling Date: 1/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MED1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Napolitano is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

You did drive in a careless manner and allow your horse to be driven with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, in the stretch, while driving #11 "DANCIN HILL" in the 10th race on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Violation of N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6 (a)10

Name: COREY F CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 1/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-071-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Corey Callahan is issued a 9 day driving suspension beginning January 13, 2016 to and including January 21, 2016 and a $1000.00 fine for allowing SPEED AGAIN to pass on the inside before the 3/4 pole while in the lead with ROCKIN RAMBARAN which changed the outcome of the 5th race on December 28, 2015 at Dover Downs. DHRC rule : 7.6.13.1.5. Appeals are do within 48 hours of ruling. Mr. Callahan had a Judge's hearing on December 29. 2015 and on January 5, 2016 at Dover Downs.
Name: ALBERT PERALTA ARAIZA Ruling Date: 12/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-669 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/28/2015 Suspension End: 1/23/2015
Ruling Text: Trainer Albert Peralta Araiza, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-SUN-587

Albert Peralta Araiza is found to be in violation of:

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

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

During said time of applicable suspension, Albert Peralta Araiza 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: ALBERT PERALTA ARAIZA Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-669-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/28/2015 Suspension End: 1/23/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-669 - Restored to Good Standing. Fine paid 1/23/2015.
Name: ARNULFO ASCENCIO Ruling Date: 12/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-628 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Arnulfo Ascencio, having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on December 1, 2015, for entering an ineligible hors,, Go Chief Go, which was not a New Nexico Bred in the sixth race on December 14 2015 at Zia Park, which was a race designated for New Mexico Breeds. Go Chief Go ran 8th and was disqualified from that race in a ruling issued on this date December 19, 2015

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arnulfo Ascencio a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 28, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension Trainer is found to be in violation of.

Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 12/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-375 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 “Camana Bay” that finished second, in the first race, on December 14, 2015 at Zia Park, was disqualified for interference. As a result of the disqualification, this horse was placed eighth, behind the horse with which it interfered.

The following is the new order of finish as ordered by the Board of Stewards:

1st Engraver 2nd Royal Darius 3rd Baebaeskid 4th Design tobe a winner 5th Wildcat South 6th Dss Sissys Royal Jet 7th Genuinely Fast 8th Camana Bay 9th Making Fire 10th Dashin Little Guy

Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 12/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-359 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The horse "Kobys Wagon" is hereby disqualified and ordered unplaced, because of a confirmed a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12162, after it was collected from the horse “Kobys Wagon” which finished first in the 16th race, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;

(see related rulings 2015-ZIA-362, 2015-ZIA-365, 2015-ZIA-358 ).

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.6.9(D)(1) 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 case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race."

15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification."

15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish."

As a result of this disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly: 1st I No Shes a hot mess 6th Jm one classy dream 2nd First Dash Back 7th Redtide 3rd Lady Perry On Fire 8th Personal Honor 4th Pasture Bedtime 9th La Royal Princess 5th They seis im quick Unplaced: Kobys Wagon

(The horse “Kobys Wagon" 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)(b) NMAC).

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, as specified in section 2, the Owner knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

Name: Horse Ruling Ruling Date: 12/15/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-360 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The horse "Thunderball B" is hereby disqualified and ordered unplaced, because of a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12181, after it was collected from the horse “Thunderball B” which finished second in the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;

(see related rulings 2015-ZIA-363, 2015-ZIA-357, 2015-ZIA-369 ).

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.6.9(D)(1) 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 case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race."

15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification."

15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish."

As a result of this disqualification, the new order of finish is hereby ordered as follows and the purse shall be redistributed accordingly: 1st Bf farm boss 6th All pumped up 2nd DoubleOB 7th Famous She Is 3rd LadGreat Grace 8th Surprise Runaway 4th Follys Reguards 5th Tropical Corona Unplaced: Thunderball B

(The horse “Thunderball B" 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)(b) NMAC).

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, as specified in section 2, the Owner knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-357 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12181, after it was collected from the horse “Thunderball B” which finished second in the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 434 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Patrick D. Guthrie, Billy G. Smith, Paul Blanchard, and Fred A. Grooms are the recorded Owners of the horse “Thunderball B”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. 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 "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

    1. Loss of purse of the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;

4) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

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

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 1/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-357-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-357 - Modified Penalty Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12181, after it was collected from the horse “Thunderball B” which finished second in the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 434 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Patrick D. Guthrie, Billy G. Smith, Paul Blanchard, and Fred A. Grooms are the recorded Owners of the horse “Thunderball B”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. 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 "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty

        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.
        2. Disqualification and loss of purse of the 6th race, May 24, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;
        3. Because of the disqualification from the DERBY Trials, Thunderball B will also be disqualified and lose the purse from the 10th Race, Quarter Horse Derby, June 6, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. The new order of finish is as fallows
    • 1st Bf Farm Boss
    • 2nd Glock
    • 3rd Jm Onfire
    • 4th Tempting Destiny
    • 5th Bone Chillin
    • 6th Jm Specialwynn
    • 7th First Famous Effort
    • 8th Cobalt Creek
    • 9th Fast Copy Kat
        • Unplaced THUNDERBALL B

    1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.
    2. A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, 2015-ZIA 360, 2015-ZIA-370, 2015-ZIA-369, 2015-ZIA-357, 2015-ZIA 371, 2015-ZIA-368, 2015-ZIA-363).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-356 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12232, after it was collected from the horse “Lilly is First” which finished first in the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 389 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Mike Arabaham, Paul Blanchard, and R.D Hubbard are the recorded Owners of the horse “Lilly is First”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record.

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 "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;

4) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

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

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 1/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-356-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-356 - Modified Penalty Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12232, after it was collected from the horse “Lilly is First” which finished first in the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 389 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Mike Arabaham, Paul Blanchard, and R.D Hubbard are the recorded Owners of the horse “Lilly is First”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. 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 "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty
        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.
        2. Disqualification and loss of purse of the 7th race, May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack;
        3. Because of the disqualification from the FUTURITY Trials, Lilly is First will also be disqualified and lose the purse from the 9th Race, Quarter Horse FUTURITY, June 13, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. The new order of finish is as fallows
    • 1st Flash of Love
    • 2nd Marilyn Wins
    • 3rd Jess Cruzin On By
    • 4th Faster Version
    • 5th Teana Fay
    • 6th Play Misty
    • 7th Blazin Blu
    • 8th Divetime Dude
        • Unplaced LILLY IS FIRST

3. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement 4. A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016. (Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, 2015-ZIA 356, 2015-ZIA-372, 2015-ZIA-373, 2015-ZIA-362, 2015-ZIA 361, 2015-ZIA-366).

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 12/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-358 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12162, after it was collected from the horse “Kobys Wagon” which finished first in the 16th race, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 535 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Scott and Monica Jones are the recorded Owners of the horse “Kobys Wagon”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. 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 "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 16th race, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

4) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

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

Name: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 1/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-358-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-ZIA-358 - Modified Penalty Trainer Michael W. Joiner, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 14, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM12162, after it was collected from the horse “Kobys Wagon” which finished first in the 16th race, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 535 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Joiner and waived). Scott and Monica Jones are the recorded Owners of the horse “Kobys Wagon”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer and owners of record. 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 "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. 15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Joiner a penalty
        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before January 13, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Joiner is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Disqualification and loss of purse of the 16th race, Futurity Trial, May 23, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

4) Because of the disqualification from the Futurity Trials, Kobys Wagon will also be disqualified and lose the purse from the 10th Race, Futurity, June 7, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs. The new order of finish is as fallows

    • 1stFirst Valiant Sign
    • 2nd Fine Oak Corona
    • 3rdOne Fabulous Eagle
    • 4th Jm One Hot Boy
    • 5th Perrys Stamina
    • 6th Memphis D Nasty
    • 7th Streakinjess for Lmg
    • 8th Jess Burnin
    • 9th Giving It All
        • Unplaced KOBYS WAGON

5) A probation period of 180 days starting December 14, 2015 through and ending June 11, 2016.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Michael W. Joiner furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter). (Refer to related rulings, issued this date, 2015-ZIA 358, 2015-ZIA-359, 2015-ZIA-365, 2015-ZIA-367).

Name: LAURA ERICKSON Ruling Date: 12/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0152 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED ($200.00) DOLLARS for the late arrival of your horse CALL ME ANNA, who was not on the grounds of Turfway Park on December 5, 2015 at the time designated. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:018 Section 6, subsection (3)(a)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: VICTOR M LEBRON Ruling Date: 11/26/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #15-0148 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined THREE HUNDRED ($300.00) DOLLARS for failure to fulfill your riding engagements at Churchill Downs on November 25, 2015. Upon receipt of this ruling, you have 30 days to pay any fine imposed by the stewards or face summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:009 Section 10

By Order of the Stewards

Name: KELLY D JONES Ruling Date: 11/19/2015
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2015-CT-204 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Blood sample from her horse that ran on 10/31/15 and came back positive for Phenylbutazone and Flunixin.
Name: JUAN ROMO Ruling Date: 11/18/2015
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: PM15-061 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/18/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Romo brought horses to Portland Meadows with Equine infectious anemia, knowing them to have a high possibility of infection, causing the closure of the track and cancellation of racing for two days. He never attended his hearing on the matter and was subsequently suspended.
Name: MARVEL MARISA MURPHY Ruling Date: 11/16/2015
Jurisdiction: Oregon Racing Commission Facility: Portland Meadows
Ruling Number: PM15-051 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/22/2015 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ms. Murphy failed to present herself at her hearing and explain her active, statewide, criminal arrest warrant, her disrepectful treatment of security, and failure to disclose her criminal history on her application
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-201 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 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 NM13163, after it was collected from the horse "Runaway Jeans” which finished first in the 2nd race, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 203 pg/ml).

JESUS M SOTO 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 JESUS M SOTO a penalty as follows, per the terms of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement:
  1. A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
  2. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby
waived, provided Mr. Soto is compliant with a 6 month probation period as stated in item 3 (ii) and also item 6.
(3) Loss of purse of the second race, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque;
(4) The fine is to be paid on or before November 12, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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


(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 ED L'ECUYER JILL CATHEY

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-211 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOAQUIN LOPEZ having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (flipping halter off), at time of entry on the horse "Calgary Creek” that was entered in the second race, October 26, 2015, at Zia Park;

JOAQUIN LOPEZ is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.

16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this fourth related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed JOAQUIN LOPEZ a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 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.

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: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-206 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 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 NM13822, after it was collected from the horse "Royal Baby James” which finished second in the 7th race, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Ruidoso Downs;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 56,044 pg/ml.).

JESUS M SOTO 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 JESUS M SOTO a penalty as follows, per the terms of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement:
  1. A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
  2. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby
waived, provided Mr. Soto is compliant with a 6 month probation period as stated in item 3 (ii) and also item 6.
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Ruidoso Downs;
(4) The fine is to be paid on or before November 12, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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


Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-205 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 27, 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 “Dexamethasone” which was found in sample NM13684, after it was collected from the horse, "Skunktail Eagle" which finished first in the 3rd race, Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of “Dexamethasone at 806 pg/ml in blood/serum).

JESUS M SOTO 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 NMAC: (ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule) which states in pertinent part "The threshold level of Dexamethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum".

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 JESUS M SOTO a penalty as follows per the terms of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement:
(1) A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00);

(Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, Mr. Soto furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily agrees to all outlined terms, and per section 2, hereby waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

This is a first Class IV violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before November 31, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.

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

BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS


________________ _____________________ ___________________
DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER JILL CATHEY
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 10/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-179 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr., having been duly notified, and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 13711, after it was collected from the horse “Charlie’s Toy” which finished second in the 1st race, June 28, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 302 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered to Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr. and waived).
Carlos Ortiz is the recorded Owner of the horse “Charlie’s Toy”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

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 (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.


For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr. a penalty.
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before November 28, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Aldavaz is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 1st race, June 28, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs

4) A probation period of 180 days starting October 28, 2015 and ending April 25, 2016.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr. furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 10/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-182 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr., having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 12, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 13096, after it was collected from the horse “That Blazin Belle” which finished third in the 3rd race on June 5, 2015 at the Downs at Albuquerque;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 348 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed and waived).
Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr is the recorded Owner of the horse “That Blazin Belle”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park.

Jaimie G. Aldavez 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 (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

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

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

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

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: First offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:


For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr. a penalty.
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before November 28, 2015. in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Aldavez is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse in the 3rd race on June 5, 2015 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

4) A probation period of 180 days starting October 28, 2015 and ending April 25, 2016.

5) The horse “Charlie’s Toy” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and is required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _ Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: JOSE EFREN MERAZ Ruling Date: 10/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-176 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jose Efrain Meraz, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class IV Category C drug “Methylprednisolone”, which was found in sample NM 16894, after it was collected from the horse “Strikin Special Cash” which finished second in the 7th race, Friday, September 4, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at a level of 638 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered to Jose Efrain Meraz and waived).

Ramiro Gutierrez, Jr is the recorded Owner of the horse “Strikin Special Cash”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category C penalties will be assessed a licensed 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $500”

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Efrain Meraz a penalty of:
    1. Five hundred dollar ($500) fine to be paid on or before November 28, 2015.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Jose Efrain Meraz furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: JOSE EFREN MERAZ Ruling Date: 10/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-178 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jose Efrain Meraz, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class IV Category C drug “Methylprednisolone”, which was found in sample NM16894, after it was collected from the horse “Jessa Smoocher” which finished third in the 10th race, Friday, July 10th , 2015, at Ruidoso Downs.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at a level of 283 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered to Jose Efrain Meraz and waived).

Daniel Chavez, Jr is the recorded Owner of the horse “Jessa Smoocher”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category C penalties will be assessed a licensed 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $500”

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Efrain Meraz a penalty of:
    1. Five hundred dollar ($500) fine to be paid on or before November 28, 2015.

(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Jose Efrain Meraz furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: HUMBERTO TENA Ruling Date: 10/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-184 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Humberto Tena Jr.., having been duly notified, and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on October 27, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 12473, after it was collected from the horse “Mal Intenciones” which finished fourth in the 2nd race, May 23, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 339 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered to Humberto Tena Jr. and waived).
Elias C. Ornelas is the recorded Owner of the horse “Mal Intenciones”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

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


For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Humberto Tena Jr a penalty.
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid within 60 days on or before December 29, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Humberto Tena Jr. is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, May 23, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque;

4) A probation period of 180 days starting October 28, 2015 and ending April 25, 2016.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, Humberto Tena Jr furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).


Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 10/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-164 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel Urioste, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 13233, after it was collected from the horse “Mr Mo Runaway” which finished first in the 2nd race, Monday, March 2, 2015, at Sunland Park;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 466 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Urioste and waived).
Eusebio V. Sanchez is the recorded Owner of the horse “Mr Mo Runaway”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

Manuel Urioste is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Urioste a penalty
.
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before Thursday, November 26, 2015. in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Urioste is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, Monday, March 2, 2015, at Sunland Park.

4) A probation period of 180 days starting Tuesday, October 26, 2015 and ending Sunday, April 24, 2016.

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

Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 10/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-167 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel Urioste, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 11537, after it was collected from the horse “Mr Mo Runaway” which finished second place in the 3rd race, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 466 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Urioste and waived).
Eusebio V. Sanchez is the recorded Owner of the horse “Mr Mo Runaway”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

Manuel Urioste is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Urioste a penalty

1)A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before November 26, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Urioste is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at The Downs of Albuquerque.

4) A probation period of 180 days starting October 27, 2015 and ending April 24, 2016.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Any subsequent Class B violation within a 180 day period following this date will result in further penalty, as specified in Section 6.Per the written terms of the signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement as specified in section 2, _Manuel Urioste furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).

Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 10/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-170 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Manuel Urioste, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM 11587, after it was collected from the horse “Kays Gunslinger” which finished second in the 3rd race, Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Sunland Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in the urine at 473 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were availed to Mr. Urioste and waived).
Rigoberto Ochoa is the recorded Owner of the horse “Kays Gunslinger”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

Manuel Urioste is found to be in violation of:
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: First offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Urioste a penalty
    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) to be paid on or before November 26, 2015.

2) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days from this date, with the suspension hereby waived by the Commission per Section 3, provided Mr. Urioste is compliant with the full terms of the Stipulated Settlement Agreement.

3) Loss of purse of the third race, Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Sunland Park

4) A probation period of 180 days starting October 27, 2015 and ending April 24, 2016.

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

Name: JUAN RAMON MERAZ Ruling Date: 10/27/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Juan Meraz, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 11, 2015, regarding a confirmed positive test for Class IV drug “Phenylbutazone” , which was found in sample NM 15686, after it was collected from the horse “Onesexychick” which finished first in the 4th race, Friday, August 14th , 2015, at Ruidoso Downs.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 5.5 microgram/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived).

Juan Meraz and Laura Meraz are the recorded Owners of the horse “Onesexychick”, 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(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."
15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: first offense in a 365-day period in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Meraz a penalty of:
    1. Five hundred dollar ($500) fine to be paid on or before November 26, 2015.
2. horse must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Juan Meraz_furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).
(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Zia Park).
Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 10/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-116 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOAQUIN N LOPEZ, having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (flipping halter on), at time of entry on the horse "Just Azoomin" that was entered in the twelfth race, Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Zia Park;

JOAQUIN N LOPEZ is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.

16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this third related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed JOAQUIN N LOPEZ a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 6, 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: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 9/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-75 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOAQUIN N LOPEZ, having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (flipping halter on), at time of entry on the horse "Jess So Happens" that was entered in the second race, on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Zia Park;

JOAQUIN N LOPEZ is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.

16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this second related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed JOAQUIN N LOPEZ a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 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.

An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main Commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: LORD j ANDREW Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-79 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 24, 2015 concerning a security citation for disorderly conduct and using abusive language towards an official and is found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Andrew Lord a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 24, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

This ruling is in accordance with:

FOUND IN VIOLATION OF 15.2.3.8B3 NMAC:
(3) Disciplinary action. The stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters.
(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.
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 7/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/30/2015 Suspension End: 9/28/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner, Jesus Soto, having been duly notified, and having appeared (without counsel) before the Board of Stewards on July 19, 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 NM12729, after it was collected from the horse " Runaway Jeans" which finished 4th in the 3rd race, Sunday, May 3, 2015 , at The Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 431pg/ml . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, denied by, Jesus Soto.

Jesus Soto 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 140 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 Jesus Soto a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (July 30, 2015 through Sep 27, 2015, Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 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/Owner Jesus Sotois hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Jesus Soto 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

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
LINDA SALINAS RON WALKER JILL CATHEY

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JOSE EFREN MERAZ Ruling Date: 7/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-57 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jose Meraz having been duly notified, and appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 18, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drug "Dexemethasone" which was found in sample NM11858, after it was collected from the horse, "Aint Wavin" which finished first in the 1st race, March 28, 2015 at Sunland Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexemethasone at 187pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and accepted. The results from Industrial Laboratories showed a level of "Dexemethasone" at 235pg/ml.

Trainer Jose Meraz 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 Dexemethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5pg/ml 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 Trainer Jose Meraz a penalty as follows;

A fine in the amount one thousand dollars, ($1000.00)

In addition “Aint Wavin " is 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.

This is a first positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(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.

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: ARNULFO ASCENCIO Ruling Date: 7/7/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-135 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 7/7/2015
Ruling Text:
With regard to the status of ARNULFO ASCENCIO JR. and affiliated ASCENCIO LLC;

Having received information from Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Inc. that a default judgment addressed in ruling 0233412, issued August 24, 2012, at Ruidoso Downs has been satisfied and paid in full, and having otherwise fulfilled the conditions stated in said ruling;

This matter having come before the Board of Stewards on this date, it is hereby ordered that ARNULFO ASCENCIO JR. and affiliated ASCENCIO LLC are eligible for reinstatement, and eligible to apply for licensing in this jurisdiction.


(This ruling to supersede Ruling 0233412, issued August 24, 2012, at Ruidoso Downs).
Name: Charles D Holland Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-588 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner CHARLES D. HOLLAND having been duly notified, and having appeared (via telephonic representation of Trainer Albert Araiza) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding 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;

CHARLES D. HOLLAND is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "Cash Back Bonus” which was the subject of related ruling, 2015-SUN-587 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)(4) NMAC: First offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:


For this overage violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CHARLES D. HOLLAND a penalty of the following: The horse “Cash Back Bonus” is required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to enter.



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 t
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: Y
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: BRANDON CHASE MUNIZ Ruling Date: 1/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-590 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/28/2015 Suspension End: 1/27/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Brandon C. Muniz, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared (Also in representation of the horse owner) before the Board of Stewards on January 18, 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 NM09600, after it was collected from the horse “Quick Dynasty” which finished fourth in the 9th race, Sunday, August, 31 2014, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 1686 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and however Mr. Muniz did not exercise his right to a split sample).

Brandon C. Muniz 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 Brandon C. Muniz a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of one calendar year (January 28, 2015, through January 27, 2016, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of Five-Thousand dollars ($5,000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 9th race, Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;
(4) 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)(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 Brandon C. Muniz, 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 Brandon C. Muniz 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

_____________________ _______________________ ______________________
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: 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: MICHAEL WAYNE JOINER Ruling Date: 3/29/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-492-REST 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: RE: 2014-SUN-492 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 12/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-449 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner JESUS M SOTO having been duly notified, and having appeared (in the capacity of both Owner and Trainer) on this date before the Board of Stewards regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM06841 after it was collected from the horse “Jess Easy de Soto” which finished third in the 5th race, Friday, June 6, 2014, at Sunray Park;

JESUS M SOTO is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Jess Easy de Soto”, 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”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JESUS M SOTO a penalty of loss of purse of the 5th race, Friday, June 6, 2014, at Sunray Park.

(Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L’ECUYER

Owner Jesus M Soto further agrees/stipulates that he has been advised of appeal rights, and hereby waives any/all appeal rights associated with this case. Additionally, as Trainer, Mr. Soto further agrees to waive any appeal rights as stated in related ruling 2014-SUN-447, in accordance with 15.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC.


Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 12/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-447 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/21/2014 Suspension End: 2/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS M SOTO 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 06841, after it was collected from the horse "Jess Easy de Soto” which finished third in the 5th race, Friday, June 6, 2014, at Sunray Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 262 pg/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 0.265 ng/ml or 265 pg/ml).

JESUS M SOTO 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 JESUS M SOTO a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
( December 21, 2014, through February 18, 2014, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 5th race, Friday, June 6, 2014, at Sunray 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 JESUS M SOTO is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer JESUS M SOTO are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS


_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER
Mr. Soto further agrees/stipulates that he has been advised of appeal rights, and hereby waives any/all appeal rights associated with this case. Additionally, Mr. Soto, as Owner of the horse, also agrees to waive any appeal rights associated with this case, and accepts the findings as presented, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(9)(b) NMAC.
Name: JOSE EFREN MERAZ Ruling Date: 2/26/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3423814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 5/7/2014
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO          RULING:  3423814                                     IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER JOSE EFREN MERAZ (LIC NO. 56082813) OF RULINGS NO. 02174313 ISSUED BY THE RUIDOSO DOWNS  BOARD OF STEWARDS ON AUGUST 10, 2013.                                                                                                                          DECISION AND ORDER              WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on February 20, 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, Hallbrooks Feature, shall be assessed a penalty as follows:  I. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000); II. A sixty (60) day suspension; III. Loss of purse for Hallbrooks Feature; IV. Hallbrooks Feature be unplaced;   V. Hallbrooks Feature shall be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety (90) days; and VI. Hallbrooks Feature 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.   Date: ____________                        _________________________________                                                           Robert Doughty               Chair NM Racing Commission
Name: ROBERT STANLEY REESER Ruling Date: 7/29/2000
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 20119 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CROSSING OVER BEFORE THE START.
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 7/10/2000
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 20106 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOOT OUT OF STRIP.
Name: WALTER EDWARD HAYNES Ruling Date: 7/10/2000
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 20107 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: STARTER VIOLATION.
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 5/26/2000
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 20068 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: STARTER VIOLATION.
Name: ROBERT STANLEY REESER Ruling Date: 5/4/2000
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 20036 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO DRIVE WHEN PROGRAMMED.
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 8/14/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98154 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A PYLON VIOLATION ON 8/13/98 DURING RACE 7.
Name: ROBERT STANLEY REESER Ruling Date: 8/6/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98137 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO HAVE HIS CHIN STRAP FASTENED DURING THE 5TH RACE.
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 7/25/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98126 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO OBEY JUDGES ORDERS DURING RACE 13 ON 7/24/98.
Name: ERNEST MILTON GASKIN Ruling Date: 7/17/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98113 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO HAVE CHIN STRAP FASTENED DURING A QUALIFIER.
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 7/11/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98102 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR PYLON VIOLATION ON 7/10/98.
Name: WILLIAM D WALTERS Ruling Date: 7/4/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98094 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME DRIVER AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES.
Name: BRIAN THOMAS BARNES Ruling Date: 6/20/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98074 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PYLON VIOLATION RACE 8 06/18/98
Name: ROBERT STANLEY REESER Ruling Date: 6/7/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98066 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: MR ROBERT REESER IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50.

FOR FAILURE TO OBEY THE STARTER'S ORDERS DURING RACE 5 ON 6/6/98.

(RULING RESCINDED PER NEW RULING #98109)

Name: WILLIAM D WALTERS Ruling Date: 5/18/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98043 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO NAME A DRIVER AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES FOR THE 4TH RACE ON 5/17/98.
Name: BRIAN THOMAS BARNES Ruling Date: 5/18/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98042 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR PYLON VIOLATION.
Name: ROBERT EUGENE GUTHRIE Ruling Date: 5/16/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98040 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME A DRIVER AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES FOR THE 1ST RACE ON 5/3/98.
Name: CHARLES JASON DILLANDER Ruling Date: 5/14/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98037 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME A DRIVER AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES FOR RACE 6 ON 5/13/98.
Name: ROBERT STANLEY REESER Ruling Date: 5/9/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98035 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO KEEP FEET IN STIRRUPS DURING RACE 12 ON 5/8/98.
Name: DONALD ALLEN BROCK Ruling Date: 5/7/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98033 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO NAME DRIVER AT TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES
Name: WILLIAM LLOYD BRIDGES Ruling Date: 5/6/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98027 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME A DRIVER AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES FOR THE 1ST RACE ON 5/6/98.
Name: JOHN R. GUTHRIE Ruling Date: 5/3/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98028 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME A DRIVER AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES FOR THE 1ST RACE ON 5/3/98.
Name: KENNETH ZSCHOKKE CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 5/3/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98026 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME A DRIVER AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES FOR RACE 8 ON 5/1/98.
Name: WALTER EDWARD HAYNES Ruling Date: 5/1/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98024 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COME INTO AND STAY IN POSITION DURING THE 1ST RACE ON 4/30/98.
Name: RONALD ALFRED TAUBERT Ruling Date: 4/30/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98022 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO KEEP FEE IN STIRRUPS DURING THE 9TH RACE ON 4/29/98.
Name: JEFF KORTE Ruling Date: 4/26/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98021 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME DRIVER AT TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES FOR RACE 1 ON 4/26/98.
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 4/25/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 9820 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO OBEY STARTERS ORDERS. MR. STOHLER FAILED TO COME INTO AND REMAIN IN POSITION.
Name: MATTHEW MCQUEEN Ruling Date: 4/24/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98019 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/15/1998 Suspension End: 5/14/1998
Ruling Text: MR. MCQUEEN IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS OR THROUGH AND INCLUDING MAY 14, 1998. HE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A MADATORY DRUG RETEST AFTER THIS THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD.

A REPORT FILED BY WITHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL REVEALED THAT URINE SAMPLE 98-224189 COLLECTED 4/7/98 WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN CANNABINOIDS. THIS SAMPLE WAS TAKEN FROM LICENSEE MATHEW G. MCQUEEN.

THEREFORE, MR. MCQUEEN IS SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS OR THROUGH MAY 14, 1998. HE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY DRUG RETEST AT HIS EXPENSE AFTER THIS THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD. LICENSEE SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL HE ACHIEVES A NEGATIVE RESULT.

Name: FRANK G SCARL Ruling Date: 4/23/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98017 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME DRIVER FOR RACE 12 AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BY THE JUDGES.
Name: DAVID ALAN KNIGHT Ruling Date: 4/23/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98015 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 75 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO NAME DRIVER FOR RACES 8, 10, & 12 AT TIME DESIGNATED BY JUDGES.
Name: ERNEST MILTON GASKIN Ruling Date: 4/23/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98016 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE JUDGES CONDUCTED A POST RACE INQUIRY REGARDING THE ELIGIBLITY OF #5, "EARNA LIVEN", THIRD (3RD) RACE ON 4/19/98.

THE RESULTS OF THAT INQUIRY REVEALED THAT "EARNA LIVEN" WAS DEFINITELY NOT ELIGIBLE TO RACE IN THE CONDITION'S POSTED FOR THAT RACE. ON APRIL 19, 1998 AN INQUIRY WAS MADE WHEREBY THE HORSE "EARNA LIVEN" WAS DECLARED INELIGIBLE FROM THE THIRD (3RD) RACE ON 4/19/98 AND DISQULIFIED. PURSE ORDERED REDISTIBUTED.

THE OWNER (A.J. PRIUITT) AND TRAINER (ERNIE GASKIN) WERE NOTIFIED AND WAIVED NOTICE AND HEARING.

THEREFORE, "EARNA LIVEN" IS DELARED INELIGIBLE FROM THE THIRD (3RD) RACE, 4/19/98 AND DISQULIFIED FROM FIRST (1ST) TO UNPLACED. THE PURSE MONEY SHALL BE REDISTIBUTED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:

LILS LEGACY - FIRST (1ST) FOREVER A PLEASURE - SECOND (2ND) MERGERS GAL - THIRD (3RD) MATATA - FOURTH (4TH) THE GHOST MACHO - FIFTH (5TH)

Name: WINSTON JAY WALLACE Ruling Date: 3/13/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 97290 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/13/1998 Suspension End: 12/31/2000
Ruling Text: INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE UNTIL THE YEAR 2000 AND INDEFINITELY EXCLUDED FROM ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION.

FALSIFICATION OF LICENSE APPLICATION BY FAILING TO LIST CRIMINAL ARREST AND CONVICTIONS (SEE PRELIMINARY REPORT #98003).

Name: SAL P. NOCREA Ruling Date: 1/9/1998
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 97282 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED HIS 1996 OWNERS LICENSE, SAL NOCERA IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING
Name: CHARLES SCOTT FREEMAN Ruling Date: 5/8/1997
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 98034 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/8/1998 Suspension End: 5/14/1998
Ruling Text: FOR COMING OUT AT THE 3/4 INTERFERING WITH "SKIPPER STALLONE" WHILE DRIVING "BOMBS A FLYING" DURING RACE 8 ON 5/7/98.
Name: ANTHONY W HOWARD Ruling Date: 11/29/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96739 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR CREATING A DISTURBANCE AND DAMAGING A DOOR IN THE STABLE AREA DORMITORY.
Name: WAYNE A BEARDEN Ruling Date: 11/29/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96740 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 A REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE INDIANA HORSE RACING COMMISSION (IHRC) INDICATING THAT SAMPLE #7429 TAKEN FROM "BIRDSAFLYIN", WINNER OF THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE ON 11/18/96 CONTAINED PHENYLBUTAZONE AT THE EXCESSIVE LEVEL OF 8.0 PPML MICROGRAMS (PM), AN INQUIRY WAS CONDUCTED.

AFTER HEARING THE TESTIMONY AND VIEWING THE EVIDENCE, OWNER/TRAINER WAYNE BEARDEN IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($250) FOR VIOLATION OF IHRC RULE #71-5.5-3-2 (TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY) AND #71-8.5-1-2 (EXCESS PHENYLBUTAZONE PROHIBITED).

FURTHERMORE, PURSUANT TO IHRC RULE #71-7.5-7-4 "BIRDSAFLYIN" IS DISQUALIFIED AND UNPLACED FOR ALL PURPOSES EXCEPT FOR PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING WHICH SHALL NOT BE AFFECTED. THE PURSE FROM THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE ON 11/18/96 IS ORDERED FORFIETED AND REDISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS:

FIRST (1ST) - "CUTTY QUACK" SECOND (2ND) -"SHY MYTH" THIRD (3RD) - "MELODY IN F" FOURTH (4TH) -"MANDINGO" FIFTH (5TH) - "HOPE IT SNOWS"

Name: MIKE SAYLOR Ruling Date: 11/29/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE PURSE IS HEREBY ORDERED RETURNED TO HOOSIER PARK NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 13, 1996 AND REDISTRIBUTED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER. AMOUNT ORDERED RETURNED $2150.00

1ST AUTOMATIC ARNIE 2ND PEPPY TROTER 3RD ASLUCKWOULDHAVEIT 4TH ZOOMA BOOMA 5TH SASSY LEEBROOK

Name: WILLIAM CHARLES WOLFORD Ruling Date: 11/27/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96741 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR HAVING COMPLETED HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE.
Name: PHILIP TEINOWITZ Ruling Date: 11/26/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96710 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR COMPLETION OF HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE.
Name: TODD R HINNERS Ruling Date: 11/9/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96688 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR PARKING IN AN UNAUTHORIZED SPACE AFTER A WARNING AND FOR FAILURE TO COOPERATE WITH STABLE AREA SECURITY.
Name: ALLEN M RENNIE Ruling Date: 10/29/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96644 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO MAKE A REASONABLE EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE IN THE STRETCH OF THE FIFTH (5TH) RACE ON 10-26-96.
Name: FRANCISCO TORRES Ruling Date: 10/27/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96643 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO FULFILL HIS RIDING ENGAGEMENTS IN THE FIRST (1ST) AND FOURTH (4TH) RACES ON 10-25-96.
Name: LARRY LAY Ruling Date: 10/14/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96631 Ruling Type: Frivolous Claim of Foul
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR LODGING A FRIVOLOUS OBJECTION FOLLOWING THE NINTH (9TH) RACE ON 10-12-96.
Name: EDWARD MARTIN Ruling Date: 10/12/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96624 Ruling Type: Frivolous Claim of Foul
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR LODGING A FRIVOLOUS OBJECTION FOLLOWING THE RUNNING OF THE FIRST (1ST) RACE ON 10/8/96.
Name: FRANCISCO TORRES Ruling Date: 10/8/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96617 Ruling Type: Frivolous Claim of Foul
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A FRIVOLOUS OBJECTION FOLLOWING THE SEVENTH (7TH) RACE ON 10/5/96.
Name: BRUCE P BROWN Ruling Date: 9/18/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96340 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR HAVING COMPLETED HIS FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS; THEREFORE COMPLETING HIS 1995 THOROUGHBRED LICENSE.
Name: DALE F DODSON Ruling Date: 9/18/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96342 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR HAVING COMPLETED HIS FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS; THEREFORE, COMPLETING HIS 1995 THOROUGHBRED LICENSE.
Name: STEVE HUNTER STEWART Ruling Date: 9/18/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96345 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/1996 Suspension End: 2/18/1999
Ruling Text: PENDING COMPLETION OF HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE. HORES OWNED: LITE ON HER FEET.
Name: JOHN YODER Ruling Date: 9/18/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96346 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/1996 Suspension End: 4/18/1999
Ruling Text: PENDING COMPLETION OF HIS 1995 TEMPORARY OWNER'S APPLCIATION. HORSE OWNED: BL SHAQ ATTACK.
Name: FREDERICK J KRAUSE Ruling Date: 9/13/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96334 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/13/1996 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PENDING COMPLETION OF HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE. HORSES OWNED: BLAZER EXPRESS, SHIAWAY SKEEZIX
Name: MICHAEL C MURPHY Ruling Date: 9/13/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96336 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/13/1996 Suspension End: 6/1/1997
Ruling Text: PENDING COMPELTION OF HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE. HORSE OWNED: DYNAMITE DIANA
Name: MICHAEL C MURPHY Ruling Date: 2/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 97081-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/13/1996 Suspension End: 6/1/1997
Ruling Text: RE: 97081 - Restored to Good Standing

FOR HAVING COMPLETED HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE.

Name: DOROTHY J STAFFORD Ruling Date: 9/13/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96338 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/13/1996 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PENDING COMPLETION OF HER 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE. HORSE OWNED: BLAZER EXPRESS
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 9/8/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96084 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COME INTO POSITION BEFORE THE START.
Name: HERBERT C BROWN Ruling Date: 9/1/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96302 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO KEEP FEET IN STIRRUPS DURING THE STRETCH DRIVE DURING THE 11TH RACE ON 8/31/96.
Name: JOSEPH M ESSIG Ruling Date: 9/1/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96303 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/3/1996 Suspension End: 9/5/1996
Ruling Text: FOR CHANGING COURSE IN THE HOME STRETCH INTERFERRING WITH "SUBURBANITE" WHILE DRIVING "NO CONTROL N" DURING THE 11TH RACE ON 8/31/96.
Name: MICHELLE R CROUCH Ruling Date: 8/30/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 961284 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/30/1996 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE HER TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE. HORSE OWNED: PORK PIE.
Name: GEORGE I MILLAR Ruling Date: 8/30/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96301 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR COMPLETION OF HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE IN THE STATE OF INDIANA.
Name: ROBERT E DREWES Ruling Date: 8/29/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 962464 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/30/1996 Suspension End: 9/13/1996
Ruling Text: THE TRUESDAIL LABORATORY REPORTED TO THE IHRC THAT URINE SAMPLE 6261 FROM 8/11/96 AT HOOSIER PARK CONTAINED ISOXSUPRINE.

MR ROBERT DREWES IS HEREBY SUSPENDED 15 DAYS (8/30/96 THROUGH AND INCLUDING 9/13/96) AND PURSE REDISTRIBUTED.

THE SAMPLE GIVEN BY "CHECKS APPEAL"; TRAINER OF RECORD, ROBERT DREWES. THE SAMPLE WAS THE RESULT OF A 1ST PLACE FINISH.

DURING MR DREWE'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED THE USE AND PRIVLEDGES OF THE COURSE, GROUNDS AND ALL OFF TRACK FACILITIES SANCTIONED BY THE IHRC. THE PURSE MONEY OR $1500 IS HEREBY ORDERED FORFITED AND REDISTRIBUTED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER -

1ST RAM SPIRIT 2ND DR. O 3RD TRINITY LOBELL 4TH MR. DESTINY 5TH GOT BY SANDMAN

Name: JAMES R HERCULES Ruling Date: 8/22/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96254 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A LATE DRIVER CHANGE IN THE 7TH RACE ON 8/18/96.
Name: JOSEPH WILLIAM PUTNAM Ruling Date: 8/22/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96255 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/22/1996 Suspension End: 8/22/1996
Ruling Text: MR JOSEPH PUTNAM IS HEREBY SUSPENDED 4 PROGRAMED DRIVES (1ST RACE THROUGH AND INCLUDING THE 5TH RACE 8/22/96). FOR INTERFERRING WITH "MISTY SUN" WHILE DRIVING "EDENESE" ON 8/17/96.
Name: MICHAEL MASON Ruling Date: 8/22/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96258 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: MR MICHAEL MASON IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING IN THE STATE OF INDIANA. FOR COMPLETION OF HIS TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE.
Name: JAMES C HAYDEN Ruling Date: 8/17/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96253 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR COMPLETING HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE.
Name: JAMES C HAYDEN Ruling Date: 8/15/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96240 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/1996 Suspension End: 8/16/1996
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE INDIANA HORSE RACING COMMISSION LICENSING PROCEDURES. (HORSE OWNED: SCOOTIN BILL).
Name: REGINA KESSINGER Ruling Date: 8/15/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96241 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/1996 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE INDIANA HORSE RACING COMMISSION LICENSING PROCEDURES. (HORSE OWNED: DOUBLE JOY .
Name: NANCY C PIKE Ruling Date: 8/15/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 95243 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/12/1996 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE INDIANA HORSE RACING COMMISSION LICENSING PROCEDURES. (HORSE OWNED: SUMMER FALCON).
Name: BRIAN THOMAS BARNES Ruling Date: 8/9/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96232 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/11/1996 Suspension End: 8/11/1996
Ruling Text: FOR INTERFERING WITH "WASTED PITCH" WHILE DRIVING "BEACH SHACK" AFTER THE 3/4 POLE DURING THE 4TH RACE ON 8/8/96. FINISHED 1ST, PLACED 3RD.
Name: MICHAEL R. NEAFUS Ruling Date: 8/4/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96216 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR DRIVING INSIDE A PYLON DURING THE 5TH RACE ON 8/3/96.
Name: DANIEL ROBERT BOWERMASTER Ruling Date: 8/4/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96217 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR MAINTAINING A "1/2 IN 1/2 OUT" POSITION AFTER THE QUARTER DURING THE 8TH RACE ON 8/3/96.
Name: MERVIN CHUPP Ruling Date: 8/3/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96214 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/4/1996 Suspension End: 8/7/1996
Ruling Text: FOR COMING OFF THE RAIL AND INTERFERING WITH "CAPTIAL SPENDING" WHILE DRIVING "MISTIC JATE" DURING THE 6TH RACE ON 8/3/96. FINISHED 3RD, PLACED 4TH.
Name: REX E MAPES Ruling Date: 8/2/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96201 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING COMPLETED HIS FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS.
Name: MAXIMINO BARRERA ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 8/2/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96204 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/2/1996 Suspension End: 8/30/1996
Ruling Text: MAXIMINO ALVAREZ, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 07/31/96 PENDING COMPLETION OF ALL FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS.
Name: THOMAS JAMES HOPE Ruling Date: 8/2/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96209 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO DRIVE WHEN PROGRAMED 8/2/96.
Name: SCOTT BRIAN CHRISTNER Ruling Date: 8/2/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96210 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO DRIVE WHEN PROGRAMED 8/1/96.
Name: JAMES W SIMPSON Ruling Date: 8/2/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96211 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR COMPLETION OF HIS 1996 TEMPORARY OWNER'S LICENSE.
Name: CARL O BRAY Ruling Date: 7/28/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96199 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR LATE DRIVER CHANGES IN RACES 3 AND 12 ON 7/28/96.
Name: CHARLES RICHARD MORGAN Ruling Date: 7/21/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 940953 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR DRIVING "KINGDOM WAY" IN A 1/2 IN 1/2 OUT POSITION FROM THE QUARTER POLE TO THE HALF.
Name: KENNETH R HOLLIDAY Ruling Date: 7/20/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96166 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/1996 Suspension End: 7/20/1996
Ruling Text: FOR MOVING OUT FROM THE RAIL AND STRIKING THE WHEEL OF THE SULKY IN FRONT OF HIM.
Name: TRICIA AMY MACOMBER Ruling Date: 7/13/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96148 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/15/1996 Suspension End: 7/24/1996
Ruling Text: FOR UNAUTHORIZED SCRATCH OF THE HORSE "TRINITY LOBELL" ON 7/4/96 AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH OFFICIAL DUTIES.

DURING HER SUSPENSION, MS. REASON IS DENIED THE USE AND PRIVLEDGES OF THE COURSE, GROUNDS, AND ALL OFF-TRACK BETTING FACILITIES SANCTIONED BY THE INDIANA HORSE RACING COMMISSION.

Name: ROBERT FOX Ruling Date: 7/12/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96142 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 75 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR LATE DRIVER CHANGES IN RACES 2,3 AND 10 ON 7/11/96.
Name: SCOTT BRIAN CHRISTNER Ruling Date: 7/12/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96147 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/12/1996 Suspension End: 7/12/1996
Ruling Text: FOR CHANGING COURSE IN THE STRETCH WHILE DRIVING "RED EYE BULLET" AND INTERFERRING WITH TWO TRAILING HORSES DURING THE 4TH RACE ON 7/11/96.

FINISHED 7TH AND PLACED 8TH.

Name: GRANT A WILFONG Ruling Date: 7/11/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96131 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A LATE DRIVER CHANGE ON THE LATE DRIVER CHANGE FOR THE 3RD RACE ON 7/11/96.
Name: ROBERT JAMES WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 7/4/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96123 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A LATE DRIVER CHANGE IN THE 2ND AND 7TH RACE ON 7/4/96.
Name: GREG G DAVIS Ruling Date: 7/4/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96126 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A LATE DRIVER CHANGE IN THE 9TH RACE ON 7/4/96.
Name: TRENT STOHLER Ruling Date: 6/30/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96122 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COME INTO POSITION WHILE DRIVING "RENEGADE VIKING" DURING THE 2ND RACE ON 6/29/96.
Name: WALTER EDWARD HAYNES Ruling Date: 6/17/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96100 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO DRIVE WHEN PROGRAMMED.
Name: JAMES HENRY WILSON Ruling Date: 6/17/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96101 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO DRIVE WHEN PROGRAMMED.
Name: Ricky Dean Mapes Ruling Date: 6/14/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96093 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/13/1996 Suspension End: 6/15/1996
Ruling Text: FOR CHANGING COURSE IN THE STRETCH INTERFERING WITH "SCHWARTZKOPF WHILE DRIVING "DEMO".FINISHED 3RD, PLACED 9TH.
Name: DELBERT CHUPP Ruling Date: 6/9/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96085 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO DRIVE WHEN PROGRAMMED IN THE 7TH RACE ON 6/9/96.
Name: CHARLES SCOTT FREEMAN Ruling Date: 6/8/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96083 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A LATE DRIVER CHANGE REQUESTED BY TRAINER FOR THE 4TH RACE ON 6/7/96.
Name: PHIL H BAKER Ruling Date: 5/31/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 950247 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER CHANGE REQUESTED BY TRAINER FOR THE 3RD RACE ON 5/31/96.
Name: ROBERT EUGENE MORROW Ruling Date: 5/30/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96062 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER CHANGE REQUESTED BY TRAINER FOR THE 1ST RACE ON 5/30/96.
Name: JOSEPH WILLIAM PUTNAM Ruling Date: 5/25/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96050 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR BACKING OUT AND CORSSING OVER BEFORE THE START OF THE 7TH RACE ON 5/24/96.
Name: ERIC STEPHEN REESE Ruling Date: 5/24/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96048 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/24/1996 Suspension End: 5/30/1996
Ruling Text: FOR LAYING OFF A NORMAL PACE AND LEAVING A HOLE, ALLOWING AN OUTSIDE HORSE IN DURING THE 2ND RACE OIN 5/19/96.
Name: EDWIN E ANTHROP Ruling Date: 5/19/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96046 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/19/1996 Suspension End: 5/24/1996
Ruling Text: FOR GOING IN WHERE CLEARANCE DID NOT EXIST CAUSING INTERFERENCE IN THE 1ST RACE ON 5/18/96.
Name: CHARLES SCOTT FREEMAN Ruling Date: 5/17/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96043 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR A LATE DRIVER CHANGE REQUESTED BY TRAINER FOR THE 7TH RACE ON 5/16/96.
Name: EVAN B COBLENTZ Ruling Date: 5/17/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96045 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR FAILURE TO COME INTO POSITION BEFORE START WHILE DRIVING "BOMBER SCORE" IN THE 8TH RACE ON 5/16/96.
Name: VIRGIL VAUGHN MORGAN Ruling Date: 5/12/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96038 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR LATE DRIVER CHANGES IN THE 1ST AND 10TH RACES ON 5/11/96.
Name: BRIAN THOMAS BARNES Ruling Date: 5/12/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96040 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/16/1996 Suspension End: 5/16/1996
Ruling Text: BRIAN BARNES IS HEREBY SUSPENDED 4 PROGRAMMED DIRVES (1ST RACE THROUGH AND INCLUDING THE 6TH RACE ON 5/16/96).
Name: RICK DAVID LAKE Ruling Date: 5/11/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96037 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO HAVE "MAGANO" TO THE LASIX BARN ON TIME, RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH IN THE 6TH RACE ON 5/11/96.
Name: SCOTT BRIAN CHRISTNER Ruling Date: 5/10/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96035 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/11/1996 Suspension End: 5/11/1996
Ruling Text: FOR GOING IN WHERE CLEARANCE DID NOT EXIST WHILE DRIVING "BANGTHEDRUMAGAIN" IN THE 9TH RACE ON 5/9/96.
Name: SCOTT THOMAS VAWTER Ruling Date: 5/10/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96036 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FOR DRIVING INSIDE THE PYLONS IN THE 6TH RACE ON 5/9/96.
Name: JAY DEVON CROSS Ruling Date: 5/2/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96029 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/3/1996 Suspension End: 5/4/1996
Ruling Text: CHANGING COURSE IN THE STRETCH INTERFERING WITH "BROOKLETS HOTSHOT" WHILE DRIVING "E.C. MELODY" IN THE 8TH RACE ON 5/1/96.

FINISHED 2ND - DISQUALIFIED, PLACED 3RD.

Name: DONALD DAVID HARMON Ruling Date: 5/2/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96028 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO DRIVE AS PROGRAMMED 6TH RACE & 7TH RACE, 5-4-96.
Name: DONALD DAVID HARMON Ruling Date: 2/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96034-RES Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 96034 - Ruling Rescinded

RULING #96028 IS HEREBY RESCINDED.

Name: JOSEPH WILLIAM PUTNAM Ruling Date: 5/1/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96020 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO DRIVE AS PROGRAMED - 9TH RACE 4/28/96.
Name: MARK F O'MARA Ruling Date: 5/1/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96021 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO COME INTO POSITION BEFORE START WHILE DRIVING (CAMS FLURRY).

3RD RACE 4/28/96.

Name: RONALD E STECK Ruling Date: 4/25/1996
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: 96018 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING PAID THE FINE LEVIED AGAINST HIM IN RULING #95391, DATED 8/10/95, RONALD STECK IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING IN THE STATE OF INDIANA.



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