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. >7/13/2018<

410 Total Rulings compiled at: 7/18/2018 1:07:22 AM G.M.T.

Name: TIMOTHY L ROACH Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-130 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Roach failed to drive when programmed on #6 Gorgeous Ranger in race 8 on 7/14/18. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: Vince A Hanna Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-131 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Hanna made a late driver change on #6 Hunchie in race 6 on 7/9/18. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30  15-99
Name: CORY G DEYERMAND Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-129 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Deyermand failed to present a current negative coggins test for #8 Artful Impulse in race 7 on 7/14/18 causing the horse to be scratched by the judges. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-32(C)  15-99
Name: OSCAR NUNEZ-HERRERA Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-063 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR OSCAR NUNEZ-HERRERA HAS PLED GUILTY AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "MEAN OLE PETE" THE 1ST PLACE FINISHER IN THE 1ST RACE AT RP ON 5/26/2018, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG, "DEXAMETHASONE" AT A QUANTITATIVE LEVEL. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. NUNEZ-HERRERA SHALL BE FINED $500.00 FOR THE HORSE TESTING POSITIVE AND THE HORSE IS ORDERED DISQUALIFIED FROM 1ST PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN IUNPLACED IN THE 1ST RACE AT RP ON 5/26/2018.
Name: ANDREW RUBEN SAMANIEGO Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-021 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ANDREW R. SAMANIEGO PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAS EXCUSED FROM HIS MOUNT IN THE 7TH, 10TH, AND 12TH RACE AT FMT ON 6/30/2018, FOR EXCEEDING THE 5 LB. OVERWEIGHT MAXIMUM ALLOWED AND NECESSITATING A LATE CHANGE OF JOCKEY. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE FMT BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. SAMANIEGO SHALL BE FINED $600.00.
Name: JACK A MCCARTNEY Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-72 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer, Jack McCartney, was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on July 16, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Jack McCartney failing to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for “JESS EXCESSIVE”, entered in the 1st race on June 23, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jack McCartney in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(11)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: TREVOR MICHAEL MCCARTHY Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 35-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/24/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: July 16, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(35-2018)

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, DOB: 05/16/1994, RCI ID: 1857565, is suspended for seven (7) calendar days from Tuesday, July 24, 2018, through and including Monday, July 30, 2018, for careless riding in the fourth race on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.17, 3.4.1.17.1, 14.15 and 14.16.

Name: LUKE C EBERSOLE Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-128 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #824187 collected at Northfield Park on 6/6/18 from the horse King Of The Reigns was found to contain flunixin at a concentration of 29+-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: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-39 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 286(a) Fail to have Chin strap fastened while warming up during races
Name: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-39-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-39 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: Tyler Ryan Redwood Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-38 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458(2)© Exaggerated arm movement
Name: Tyler Ryan Redwood Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-38-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-38 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-69 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr. was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on July 16, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Martin Orona Sr. working groom, Fernando Alvarez, as a pony boy/exercise rider, a capacity for which he was not licensed, on June 23, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Martin Orona Sr. in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before August 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-68 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on July 16, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Juan Carlos Gonzalez failing to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for “DUST YOU”, entered in the 4th race on June 22, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Juan Carlos Gonzalez in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(11)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: OMAR ALERTO PENA Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-71 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Omar Pena waived his rights to a 10-day notice of hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 16, 2018, for failing to disclose his complete criminal history on his licensing application.

The Board of Stewards hereby fine Omar Pena in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(d) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE.

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

Name: BYRON SHANE CARPENTER Ruling Date: 7/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-70 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/16/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, BYRON SHANE CARPENTER, was duly notified and appeared with attorney Travis Marston for a hearing before the Board of Stewards onJuly 16, 2018. The hearing was in regard to BYRON SHANE CARPENTER failing to disclose his complete criminal history on his licensing application.

The Board of Stewards hereby issues the immediate suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses belonging to BYRON SHANE CARPENTER (effective immediately July 16, 2018). Furthermore, BYRON SHANE CARPENTER must appear before the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application.

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

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

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(a) GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY MEASURES. The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has been convicted of a felony.

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(d) GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY MEASURES The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application; 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(g) STEWARDS AUTHORITY The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) REFER TO THE COMMISSION The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter 16.47.1.8(L)(2) Written Notice Of Suspension Or Revocation To Licensee And Other Jurisdictions 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: BURLY RONALD JENKINS Ruling Date: 7/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-42 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ed Hardy Racing Stable (Ed Hardy) presented the Board of Stewards with a judgment from the County Court At law Number One, Travis County, Texas against Burly Jenkins in the amount of $25032.13 plus interest at the rate of 5.00% interest per annum from date of judgment.  The Board of Stewards scheduled a hearing for Burly Jenkins on July 11, 2018 in the Stewards Office on the Backside of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Burly Jenkins was to appear and show cause as to why his 2016-2018 IRGC license should not be suspended.  
 
Owner Burly Jenkins participated via telephone for his hearing on July 15, 2018.
 
Mr. Jenkins testified his plan is to pay Ed Hardy as soon as he can, which he expects to be in the near future.  
 
The Board finds Ed Hardy Racing Stable’s judgment is based wholly upon an indebtedness incurred by Burly Jenkins for supplies, equipment, or services furnished in connection with racing. The Board further finds Burly Jenkins in violation of 491 IAC 6.5(1)”g” A license may be temporarily denied or a probationary license may be issued until outstanding, overdue court-ordered obligations are satisfied. These obligations include, but are not limited to, criminal or civil fines, state or federal taxes, or conditions imposed upon the applicant by a court of law that the applicant has failed to meet in a timely manner.
 
 Therefore, Owner Burly Jenkins is hereby suspended pending satisfaction of said judgment.
 
You are barred from working at any pari-mutuel racetrack or gaming facility licensed to operate in the State of Iowa, pending satisfaction of said judgment.
 
Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 7/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-66 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jose Enrique Ortiz was summoned by the Board of Stewards and failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative on July 15, 2018, at Ruidoso Racetrack. For his actions, Jose Enrique Ortiz is hereby assessed a fine in the amount one hundred dollars ($100.00). This fine is to be paid on or before August 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 7/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-67 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jose Enrique Ortiz, was summoned, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards, on July 15, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Jose Enrique Ortiz failing to report to the jocks room at the designated time (1 hour prior to post), which resulted in a late change of rider for entry “EL CARA BLANCA” in the 2nd race on July 13, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jose Enrique Ortiz in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(C)(1) Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.

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

Name: Alex Rendon Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-36 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #86 DATE: 7/14/2018 NAME: Alex Rendon DOB: 9/17/1967 PERMIT: #17258 Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Alex Rendon is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-44.17. “There is no negative test certificate for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) attached to its breed registration certificate or proof of a negative test certificate is not otherwise available.” Mr. Rendon failed to have a current Coggins on file with the racing office for the horse “Gran Tepuy” in the 5th race on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 resulting in a late scratch.

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

Name: LUIS ANTONIO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-37 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #85 DATE: 7/14/2018 NAME: Luis A Gonzalez DOB: 1/19/1967 PERMIT: #17682 Jockey

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Jockey Luis A. Gonzalez is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-28.3.b. “A jockey shall faithfully fulfill all engagements in respect to racing.” Luis A. Gonzalez failed to fulfill his riding engagement for the 7th race on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, necessitating a late rider change.

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

Name: CARLOS J DELGADO Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-55 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey, Carlos Delgado, Permit #11990; DOB 07/31/1995 is hereby fined ($100.00) One Hundred Dollars for violating W.V. Rule of Racing, Number 178-1-28.3.a, which reads, “A jockey shall give a best effort during a race, and each horse shall be ridden to win. A jockey shall not ease up on or coast to the finish, without reasonable cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money.” Mr. Delgado stood up on his mount prematurely before the wire, during the running the Fifth race on Friday July 13, 2018. All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of Five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
Name: CASSIDY DALE BLAKE FLETCHER Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-41 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/22/2018
Ruling Text:
After reviewing all testimony and evidence, Apprentice Jockey Cassidy Fletcher is hereby suspended three racing days, Friday, July 20, Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 2018 for careless riding in the second (2nd) race on Friday, July 13, 2018.  Specifically, Jockey Fletcher aboard #11 “Northern Big Iron” came in near the half mile pole interfering with #8 “Miss M Kays Deputy” ridden by Jockey Ken Tohill causing him to check his horse.  The term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: JUAN ERNESTO POBLANO Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-64 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner JUAN ERNESTO POBLANO is hereby suspended, effective immediately July 14, 2018, for failing to pay the fines ($10,000, ten thousand dollars) assessed in Rulings 2018-SUN-4 and 2018-SUN-212.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)

Name: M C Reardon Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 34-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: July 13, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(34-2018)

Owner/Trainer M.C. Reardon, DOB: 05/01/1980, RCI ID: 2043872, is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for Fire Safety Violation (Smoking in shed row in barn 14). Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.15, 5.26 and 5.26.1.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: JESUS ZUNIGA LEMUS Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 18-056 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, Jesus Zuniga Lemus is hereby assessed a fine of $500.00 for tampering with a smoke alarm (second offense at the meet). The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-20-030 (2.b) WAC 260-84-060

Name: Jimmy Lee Oliver Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Minnesota Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-2 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Oliver is unqualified for a Class C license as a matter of law because he cannot truthfully sign the affidavit of qualification required by Minnesota Statutes, section 240.08, subdivision 2. Specifically, Oliver was convicted of a felony on June 20, 2011, which is within ten years of his MRC license application which was dated May 23, 2018.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: The 2018 Class C license application of Jimmy Lee Oliver is DENIED.

Name: RONALD DAVID Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-022 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER RONALD DAVID HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "GOINGTOGIVE'EMHALE"HAVING TESTED AT A LEVEL OF PHENYLBUTAZONE", EXCEEDING THE QUANTITATIVE TEST LEVEL FOLLOWING THE 3RD RACE AT FMT ON 6/22/2018. MR. DAVID WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND IS FINED $500.00.
Name: Richard Donald Lancaster Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-35 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule Medicating after 1 hour to post time
Name: Richard Donald Lancaster Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-35-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-35 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-37 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule - Foot out of Stirrup at start of race.
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-37-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-37 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: VLADIMIR CERIN Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LATL-005 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer VLADIMIR CERIN, who started the horse ROMAN TIZZY, which finished third in the first race at Santa Anita Park on April 13, 2018 is fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)* pursuant of California Horse Racing Board rule #1887 (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a) (d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances), #1843.1(b) (Prohibited Drug Substances) and #1844(c) (Authorized Medication – phenylbutazone [1.08 ug/ml] and flunixin [18.6 ng/ml] – second offense in the last 365 days).
Name: JESUS A VILLANUEVA Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-40 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held for Jesus Villanueva on July 13, 2018 in the Steward’s Office on the backside of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.  The hearing was to determine if Jesus Villanueva was in violation of IRGC rules of racing by failing to provide full disclosure of criminal information on his 2017-2019 IRGC license application.
 
The Board received an Iowa Department of Public Safety DCI Gaming Unit report dated 12-27-17 stating in June of 2017 Jesus Villanueva was taken into custody by the Apache County Sheriff’s Office for Narcotic Drug-Possession/Use (ARS 13-3408), Drug Paraphernalia-Possession/Use (ARS 13-3415), and Marijuana-Possession/Use (ARS 13-3415). This case is currently pending.   Villanueva failed to disclose said pending charges on his 2017-2019 IRGC license application.
 
Jesus Villanueva was duly notified of his hearing and failed to respond.  Therefore, Groom/ Exercise Rider Jesus Villanueva’s 2017 IRGC application is hereby denied.  
Name: JOSEPH BERRIOS Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 181023 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End: 7/22/2018
Ruling Text: THE PROBATIONARY JOCKEY LICENSE OF JOSEPH BERRIOS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED 5 RACING DAYS, SUNDAY 15 JULY, THURSDAY 19 JULY, FRIDAY 20 JULY, SATURDAY 21 JULY AND SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018 FOR CROSSING IN FRONT OF ANOTHER HORSE WITHOUT SUFFICIENT CLEARANCE, CAUSING SAID HORSE TO CLIP HEELS AND FALL DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 5TH RACE ON 6 JULY 2018 (ARLINGTON PARK) WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT, BAR RYDER, FROM 3RD TO 6TH POSITION. IRB RULE 1416.5 A)B)C)
Name: TREVOR MICHAEL MCCARTHY Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 33-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/17/2018 Suspension End: 7/23/2018
Ruling Text: July 12, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(33-2018)

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, DOB: 05/16/1994, RCI ID: 1857565, is suspended for seven (7) calendar days, from Tuesday, July 17, through and including Monday, July 23, 2018, for careless riding in the fourth race on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.17, 3.4.1.17.1, 14.15 and 14.16.

Name: ZACHARY T ROSIN Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18046 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The license of Groom Zachary Timothy Rosin is hereby rescinded with prejudice as he is no longer working in that capacity having been excluded from the grounds of Canterbury Park by track mangement.

Minnesota Statute: 240.27 Exclusion of Certain Persons Subd. 5.-Exclusions by racetrack.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.D.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0100 (General Requirements) Subp. 2.-Licensing criteria. 7877.0155 H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing)

Name: EDWARD JEROME KERELUK Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-comm-11 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DECISION AND ORDER

WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) on June 21, 2018 on a review of a Hearing Officer’s Additional Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations Affirming Initial Recommendations regarding the above named Appellant; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the Hearing Officer’s Additional Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations Affirming Initial Recommendations, and all related hearing materials; WHEREAS, the Hearing Officer’s Additional Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations Affirming Initial Recommendations is attached to this Decision and Order. WHEREAS, the Commission voted in open and public session in this matter with a quorum present; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the recommendations of the Hearing Officer’s Additional Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations Affirming Initial Recommendations, incorporated herein. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Trainer Edward Kereluk Sample No. NM14009 pertaining to horse “Sky Memo” is dismissed and the purse in this matter is to be released forthwith. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Edward Kereluk and Owner Wayne Jenness in accordance with law. This Order will take effect upon the date of signature. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Date: 7/11/2018 Chairman Ray Willis

Name: EDWARD JEROME KERELUK Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-comm-11-FO Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-comm-11 - Ruling Final Outcome- See District Court Order
Name: SHAWN H DAVIS Ruling Date: 7/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18045 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Shawn Davis is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to have the registration certificate for Dynamic Response on file necessitating a scratch from the 4th Race on July 5 at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions) Subp. 2.B.-Horse must be registered and eligible. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: PHILIP CURTISS FAUCHALD Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18044 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Philip Fauchald, having appeared on his own behalf before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018, in response to a formal hearing notice dated July 1, 2018, is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) for a Class 4, Category C medication violation. On June 28, 2018, Industrial Laboratories reported the finding of Dexamethasone, at a level of 31.7+/-2.4pg/ml in serum, in Sample No. E248782 taken from Ferrari James, 1st-place finisher in the 2nd Race on June 14, 2018 at Canterbury Park. There was no request made for split-sample testing. Ferrari James is hereby disqualified from first place and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish for the 2nd Race on June 14, 2018, at Canterbury Park is as follows: 1 st--#5 Bout Tree Fiddy, 2nd--#1 Faster Than Hasta; 3rd__#4 Fowl Play; 41h--#6 Okeyfreight and 5th--#2 Fast N Famous Jeans. The Horseperson's Bookkeeper is directed to make necessary changes to payment of purses for the subject race. If Ferrari James' share of the purse has been paid, it is hereby ordered returned to the Horseperson's Bookkeeper. This is the trainer's first medication violation in 365 days.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority. 7869.0200 (Incorporation By Reference) Subp. 2.B.C.-Association of Racing Commissioners International. 7877.0155 B. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing). 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees) Subp. 2.C (3) and (4)-Trainers. 7890.0110 (Medications and Practices Prohibited) Subp. 1.-Administration; Subp. 10.-Medications. 7890.0130 (Findings of Chemist) Subp. 1.-Prima facie evidence; Subp. 2.-Distributed purse money. 7892.0150 (Purses) Subp. 1.-Purse may be redistributed; Subp. 2.A.B.C.D.-Determination of purse redistribution. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 1.-lmposition of fines; Subp. 2.A.-Categories of violations; Subp. 3.B.C.D.-Assignment of categories and determination of fine amount; Subp. 5.-Amount of fine; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: TINA M LARUE Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-35 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/10/2018 Suspension End: 7/25/2018
Ruling Text: DATE: 7/11/2018 RULING #: 83 TO: Tina Larue DOB: 7/7/1960 PERMIT #: 21594 Trainer The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Following a Stewards hearing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Mountaineer Racetrack, the Board of Stewards find trainer Tina Larue in violation of WV Rules of Racing 178-1-49.4.a, 178-1-49.4.a.1, and 178-1-24.11.gg of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules 173C.S.R.1. Industrial Laboratories reported sample #E234145 taken from the horse "My Pal Archie" which was euthanized after sustaining an injury during the running of the 6th race on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 did contain Gabapentin confirmed in serum at a concentration level of (approximately 5.59 ng/ml.) Ms. Larue did not request a split sample to be sent.

The following is the Stewards’ analysis of the mitigating/aggravating factors in this matter:

A.) The permit holder’s past record No previous medication violations B.) The potential of the drug to influence the horse’s racing performance. Class 3 drugs all have the potential of affecting the performance of a racehorse.

C.) The legal availability of the drug. Legally available D.) Whether there is reason to believe the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug or intentionally administered the drug.

Trainer denies any knowledge of the administration of the drug

E.) The steps taken by the trainer to safeguard the horse.

Trainer stated the groom was with the horse at all times

F.) The probability of environmental contamination or inadvertent exposure due to human drug use.

None

G.) The purse of the race.

$14,100

H.) Whether the drug found was one for which the horse was receiving a treatment as documented by the treating veterinarian’s treatment records.

Was not

I.) Whether there was any suspicious betting pattern in the race.

None

J.) Whether the trainer was acting under the advice of a veterinarian licensed to practice in West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission.

Trainer denied any knowledge of administration

K.) Other factors deemed relevant by the Stewards.

None

Based on the above, Ms. Larue is hereby suspended fifteen (15) days beginning Tuesday, July 10, 2018 through and including Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Ms. Larue is also fined five hundred dollars ($500.00.) Ms. Larue has no previous points for the multiple medication violation system and is assigned four (4) points for this medication violation.

All fines are to be paid within seven (7) days of imposition as per West Virginia Rule of Racing 178-1-8.5.N. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: JASON MARVIN PERKINS Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-28 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jason Perkins having been duly notified telephonically and waved a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018, for failure to appear in the paddock with entry,”Big Time Thriller”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 1st race on July 8, 2018 at The Downs at Albuquerque Race Track.

Licensee is found in violation of .

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

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

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

Name: DENNY VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18043 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Following receipt of a report from the Commission Veterinarian in the Test Barn of four 3-inch welts observed on the right flank of Ray's Angel, second-place finisher in the 7th Race at Canterbury Park on July 1, 2018, Jockey Denny Velazquez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000). The Board of Stewards finds Velazquez' previous history of this rule violation (four rulings at Canterbury Park and one ruling in another jurisdiction in the last three years involving prohibited use of the riding crop) to be an aggravating circumstance necessitating an enhanced penalty.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.D.(1)(3).-Use of riding crop. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 2.A.-Categories of violations; Subp. 3.B.C.-Assignment of categories and determination of fine amount; Subp. 5. -Amount of fines; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: OSCAR VASQUEZ-ARENIVAR Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Oscar Vasquez Arenivar was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 07, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Presteejess” (Test Sample #: NM30665), who finished in 3rd place in the 1st race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Lethal Folly” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Lethal Folly” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on May 11, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Shezaliknthemselfies
                2. Jm Tacs Fast Prize
                3. Tres Seis Game
                4. Jess a Fast Prize
                5. High and Mightier
                6. Just Gimme a Reason
Unplaced “Lethal Folly” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-29 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: Issued in error
Name: GARY RONDELL CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 7/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Blue Grass Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-BGD-4 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #:J52018-011/USTA REF #:1-1UGX-4XTY

REASON - DISTURBING THE PEACE/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

PENALTY DESCRIPTION - FINED: $50.00 ACTION(S) AGAINST LICENSE: PROBATIONARY(PRO) AS OF 6/22/18

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - RULING J2018-011 - GARY CAMPBELL IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $50 AND PLACED ON PROBATION FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2018 FOR DISTURBING THE PEACE IN THE PADDOCK. THIS FINE MUST BE PAID WITHIN 7 DAYS.

Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-59 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/19/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Emilio Cadena Jr. was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 9, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs. The hearing was in regards to an court default judgment (3rd Judicial District State of New Mexico County of Dona Ana) for an outstanding financial obligation to trainer Fred Danley in the amount of $9,501 for the care of a broodmare).

The Board of Stewards hereby order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Emilio Cadena Jr. be suspended starting July 19, 2018, and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to Fred Danley in the amount of $$9,501 for the care of a broodmare.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-62 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Rodolfo Valles was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on July 9, 2018, for working unlicensed help on June 18, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Rodolfo Valles in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). This fine is to be paid on or before August 9, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-23-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/15/2018 Suspension End: 10/14/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-DAA-23 - Modified Ruling: The end date for this suspension is incorrect. The correct date is 10-14-2018
Name: RICARDO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-50 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/27/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Ricardo Ramirez was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 8, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 4th race on July 7, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, while aboard “HEZA SPECIAL SECRET”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 4th place to 10th place. (Drifted in causing the 6 to clip heels .)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards hereby assess Ricardo Ramirez, a suspension of 7 calendar days (July 20, 2018, through July 26, 2018). Ricardo Ramirez is allowed to ride designated races.

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

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

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

Name: RODRIGO SIGALA VALLEJO Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-51 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/27/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Rodrigo Sigala Vallejowas summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 8, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 4th race on July 7, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, while aboard “JESS DOUBLE DOWN”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 2nd place to 5th place. (Bore out causing interference with the 3.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards hereby assess Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo, a suspension of 7 calendar days (July 20, 2018, through July 26, 2018). Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo is allowed to ride designated races.

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

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

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

Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-49 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules.

issued in error, case dismissed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184065 Ruling Type: Total Carbon Dioxide Above Allowed Limit
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 7/23/2018
Ruling Text: THE UIC FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY REPORTED TO THE STEWARDS THAT PLASMA SPECIMEN #835949 DATED 28 JUNE 2018 FROM HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE OBTAINED IN A PRE-RACE TEST FROM MAJOR WAY, FIFTH PLACE FINISHER IN THE FIFTH RACE IDENTIFIED A TOTAL CARBON DIOXIDE (TCO2) CONCENTRATION OF 42.9 +/- 0.9 MMOL/L. ACCEPTED THRESHOLD IS LESS THAN 37 MMOL/L. AFTER REVIEWING EVIDENCE AND CONSIDERING TESTIMONY, THE STEWARDS FIND TRAINER TYLER SHEHAN IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE #603.180 C & D. TRAINER SHEHAN IS HEREBY SUSPENDED 15 DAYS (9 JULY 2018 THROUGH 23 JULY 2018) AND ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $500. (FIRST OFFENSE IN 365 DAYS). THE HORSE, MAJOR WAY, SHALL BE SUBJECT TO DETENTION IN ILLINOIS FOR 15 DAYS. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, MR. SHEHAN IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL COURSE, GROUNDS, AND WAGERING FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD. ALL HORSES OWNED AND/OR TRAINED BY MR. SHEHAN ARE HEREBY DECLARED INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE PENDING A TRANSFER APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE #603.180 C & D (HIGH TCO2 AND TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY).
Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 7/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-48 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Wesley Giles, was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 8, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Wesley Giles failing to declare equipment (Blinkers ON) at time of entry for “APOLITICAL VIEW”, entered in the 3rd race on June 30, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Wesley Giles in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(11)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22949 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Attitude Anywhere in the 3rd race on July 7, 2018 a change from its last race.
 
Name: SALVADOR FLORES Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22947 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Ketel Dream in the 4th race on July 6, 2018 a change from its last race.
 
Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/16/2018 Suspension End: 9/14/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Andres S. Gonzalez was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Opener Storm” (Test Sample #: NM30674), who finished in 3rd place in the 4th race on May 4, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 24, 2018. Luis A. Sanchez, was the owner of record for horse “Opener Storm”, and was duly notified..

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

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

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

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

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

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.10 (A)(4)REPORTING TO THE TEST BARN: A track security guard shall monitor access to the test barn area during and immediately following each racing performance. All persons who wish to enter the test barn area must be a minimum of 18- years-old, be currently licensed by the commission, display their commission identification badge and have a legitimate reason for being in the test barn area

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

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

Name: Eddie Sanchez Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22942 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Use of whip during the post parade of race 3on July 5, 2018 at Delta Downs (repeat offense).
Name: JUAN M TORRES Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22948 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to fulfill his riding engagements on July 6, 2018 at Delta Downs. Left the track without notifying the stewards.
Name: Jessie Pacheco Mora Ruling Date: 7/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18033 Ruling Type: Investigation Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On the 16th of June 2018 Trainer Jessie Pacheco was alerted to possible contraband discovered in his shed row (barn C) at Running Aces. Investigators found a black rubber hose approximately 23 inches in length consistent with a cut off piece of garden hose. Mr. Pacheco requested a Formal Hearing which was held in the Judges Office at Running Aces on June 27th 2018, at which time he was afforded the opportunity to address the complaint against him. As a result of hearing and the facts brought before them, the Running Aces panel of judges issue the following ruling. Mr. Pacheco is fined the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) and a full suspension of thirty (30) days. In addition all horses trained by Mr. Pacheco must be stabled and remain on the grounds of Running Aces and may only be released from such by a written order of the Running Aces panel of judges. The suspension is stayed on the conditions of no further serious violation for the remainder of the current race meet. If these conditions are not met, the judges will require Mr. Pacheco serve all or part of the stayed suspension. Aggravating circumstances include Mr. Pacheco’s previous record. Mitigating circumstances include Mr. Pacheco’s cooperation with investigators and the panel of judges and that the horse I’m An Athlete racing in the second race on June 16th 2018 and trained by Mr. Pacheco was subjected to post race testing for TCO2 and the results showed no violation. MRC 7807.0130 Subpart 3(A) (C) Finding of Fact. The possession of a tube longer than 6 inches is in violation of 7890.0110 Subpart 2. The possession of such a tube has potential and or actual harm to persons, property or the integrity of racing 7897.0130 Subpart 2 (A) , 7897.0130 Subpart 3 (A)(B)(C) .

MRC Rule 7890.0110 Subpart 2 Possession of Tube. MRC Rule 7897.0120 Disciplinary Sanctions MRC Rule 7897.0150 Disciplinary Procedures MRC Rule 7897.0200 Authority of Stewards and Judges MRC Rule 7807.0130 Schedule of Fines

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

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Whos Your Senator” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Whos Your Senator” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on May 4, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Mystoli
                2. Little Bit James
                3. Streakin Vago
                4. Tempting Love
                5. Jg La Jefa
                6. Ebonys Cartel
                7. Scootin Pyc
                8. Regard the Chicks
                9. Painted Bridge
Unplaced “Whos Your Senator” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: STEVE MICHAEL WORSLEY Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 29-2018 DEL 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: July 6, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(29-2018)

Jockey Agent Steve Worsley, DOB: 06/08/1986, RCI ID: 1576099, having waived his right to a hearing, is fined the sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars for failing to conduct his business in a proper manner. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4.1, 3.4.1.5, and 3.4.1.15. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: BILL MARTIN Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-37 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Owner/Trainer William Martin is hereby fined $200.00 for failing to have his horse “Schuyler Warrior” in the paddock for the second race on July 5, 2018 necessitating a late scratch.
Name: MICHAEL P. WINTERS Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 31-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: July 6, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(31-2018)

Foreman Michael Patrick Winters, DOB: 09/26/1971, RCI ID: 1983870, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for falsification of his 2018 D.T.R.C. license application. Refer to D.T. R.C. Rules 2.5.1.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1.15 and 18.1. Fine must be paid within 48 hours. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: LEMOYNE DALE SVENDSEN Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18032 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Running Aces security unit provides breath test prior to each race program. The testing is performed using a portable Intoximeter breath testing device. The date of the reported violation was on July 1, 2018. Driver Lemoyne Svendsen tested positive for alcohol with a reading of .044 - Allowed limit is .004. Driver Svendsed who took breath test a second time registered 0.42. MRC Rule 7897.0110 Subpart 1 - Should a licensee who is a driver be found to have any level of prohibited medication or alcohol, The licenseee is subject to disciplinary actions by the stewards. Driver Svendsen is hereby fined the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250.00) dollars and was removed from his drives on July 1, 2018.

MRC Rule 7897.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7897.0110 Subpart 1 - Use of Alcohol

Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22945 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 his scheduled starter Jazzing Lil Reba, in the paddock , resulting in a late scratch from race 8, July 5, 2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22944 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Stolorona in the 1st race onJune 30, 2018 a change from its last race.
 
Name: DARRELL KENT DARBONNE Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22941 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Use of whip during the post parade of race 3 on July 5, 2018 at Delta Downs .
Name: JAMIE J FABRE Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22943 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Leroys Dash N Wreck in the 4th race on July 5, 2018 a change from its last race.
 
Name: DONALD DEE DAVIDSON Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-020 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/5/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THE BLOOD AND URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE, "TIZOURS FLIGHT", THAT PLACED 2ND IN THE 9TH RACE ON 6/7/2018 DID TEST POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE "CLENBUTEROL". THE FMT BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. THEREFORE, OWNER, TRAINER DONALD D. DAVIDSON JR IS SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 7/5/2018, AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF MR. DAVIDSON'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: DONALD DEE DAVIDSON Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-020-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/5/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-020A - Case Continued - HAVING REVIEWED THE EXHIBITS AND HEARD ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE LICENSEE HAS FAILED TO SHOW CAUSE AND THEREFORE, THE OWNER/TR LICENSE OF DONALD D. DAVIDSON JR. SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL A FINAL HEARING ON THE MERITS IS HELD AND A DETERMINATION IS MADE.OF THE
Name: LUZ CHAVIRA-ALMEIDA Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-019-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/5/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-019A - Case Continued
Name: LUZ CHAVIRA-ALMEIDA Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-019-CC1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/5/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 18-FMT-019A - Case Continued… HAVING REVIEWED THE EXHIBITS AND HEARD ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE LICENSEE HAS FAILED TO SHOW CAUSE AND THEREFORE, THE OWNER/TR LICENSE OF LUZ CHAVIRA-ALMEIDA SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL A FINAL HEARING IS HELD FOLLOWING THE RESULTS OF THE SPLIT TESTING.
Name: LUZ CHAVIRA-ALMEIDA Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 18-FMT-019 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/5/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THE URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE HORSE, "C HEZA CHICKS MAN" THAT PLACED 2ND IN THE 12TH RACE ON 7/7/2018 TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE "CLENBUTEROL". THE FMT BOARD OF STEWARDS FINDS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE ARE AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. THEREFORE, OWNER/TRAINER LUZ CHAVIRA-ALMEIDA IS SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 7/5/2018 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION HE ID DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: LAWRENCE DEAN DONLIN Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Nebraska State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Owner/Trainer Larry Donlin, Jr having been notified of Nebraska Racing Commission Rule 9.001.29 violation telephonically and waiving his right to a Stewards hearing, is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) for a Phenylbutazone ovrage at a level of 5.3 mg. in his horse GO GOLD" who ran 2nd in the first race on Saturday, June 9th at Horsemen's Park - Omaha, Nebraska.

Fine to be paid to the Nebraska Racing Commission within 72 hours.

NEBRASKA RACING COMMISSION

ROBERT POLLOCK, STATE STEWARD

Name: STEVE L MORGAN Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Facility: Wyoming Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-WYO-1 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling #18-0004
In the Disciplinary of Matter of Steve Morgan WPMC# 180331 Trainer On June 30, 2018 Trainer Steve Morgan was served a Notice Of Violation for allegedly violating Wyoming Rules of Racing, Pari-Mutuel Events & Wyoming Statutes Chapter 2, Commission Rules, Section 2 Corrupt Practices (n) No person shall , while on the grounds where horse or cattle which are eligible for a pari-mutuel given by a Permittee, have in his possession any drugs hypodermic syringes, needles or similar instruments which may be used for injection; or any electrical, mechanical, or other appliance or thing which might affect the speed or actions of horses or cattle.

On Saturday July 1,2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Trainer Steve Moran requested and was granted an Informal Hearing before the WPMC Board of Stewards.

Trainer Morgan did plead “No Contest” to the fact that a syringe was found on the inside panel of the driver side door of his pick/up, during a search conducted by WPMC Investigator, Chris Walsh.

Following Deliberation on July 5, 2018 by the WPMC Board of Stewards, trainer Steve Morgan is found in violation of WPMC Rules Chapter 2, Section 2, Sub Section (n). Trainer Steve Morgan is hereby fined the sum $500.00 (five hundred). The fine is payable within 48 hours to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission office in Casper, Wyoming.

Board Of Stewards: Tom Davis / Jerry Goss / Pat Mackey

Name: FREDERICK J CARMOUCHE Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22938 Ruling Type: Felony Conviction
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The 2018/19 Jockey license issued to Frederick Carmouche is hereby withdrawn, having been issued in error (Felony conviction).
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18031 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Nick Roland who drove #5 FIREDRAKE in the eight race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on July 1, 2018, finishing second is hereby fined the sum of four hundred ($400.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule #7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping - Additionally, Driver Roland is placed on probation for the remainder of the current meet relative to violation of this rule. Any further violations will result in suspension days. Third whipping offence

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5)

Name: MARISSA BETH BLACK Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Nebraska State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Owner/Trainer Marissa Black having received notice of Stewards hearing telephonically for violation of Nebraska Racing Commission rules 18.011 (Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses trained and entered in a race and is responsible for the presence of any drug or medications in such horses), and 14.002.03 (the presence of more than one of the three approved NSAIDS is not permitted), has waived her right to a formal Steward hearing.

Truesdail Laboratories Inc. reported that the blood sample #70646 from the horse "JUDGE ON THE RUN" who finished 1st in the second race (2) Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Horsemen's Park - Omaha, Nebraska, contained the drugs "FLUNIXIN" at a level of 3 ng/ml, also contained "PHENYLBUTAZONE" at a level of 2.0 micrograms/ml.

Owner/Trainer Marissa Black is hereby fined the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00).

Fine to be paid to th Nebraska Racing Commission within 72 hours.

NEBRASKA RACING COMMISSION

ROBERT POLLOCK, STATE STEWARD

Name: MARISSA BETH BLACK Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Nebraska State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-4 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Owner/Trainer Marissa Black having received notice of Stewards hearing telephonically for violation of Nebraska Racing Commission rules 18.011 (Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses trained and entered in a race and is responsible for the presence of any drug or medications in such horses), and 14.002.03 (the presence of more than one of the three approved NSAIDS is not permitted), has waived her right to a formal Steward hearing.

Truesdail Laboratories Inc. reported that the blood sample #70647 from the horse "COWGIRL JUDGE" who finished 2nd in the second race (2) Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Horsemen's Park - Omaha, Nebraska, contained the drugs "FLUNIXIN" at a level of 3 ng/ml, also contained "PHENYLBUTAZONE" at a level of 1.7 ng/ml.

Owner/Trainer Marissa Black is hereby fined the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00).

Fine to be paid to the Nebraska Racing Commission within 72 hours.

NEBRASKA RACING COMMISSION

ROBERT POLLOCK, STATE STEWARD

Name: MARTEN E WOODHOUSE Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 18MON18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: On June 20, 2018 the Board of Stewards conducted an administrative hearing in regards to a report from Truesdail Laboratories Inc., The Official Chemist for the New Jersey Racing Commission that the horse "KINGSLAYER" who finished 1st in the second race on May 12, 2018 at Monmouth Park did test for the presence of phenylbutazone and flunixin. After reviewing all the evidence and listening to all testimony, trainer Marten Woodhouse is fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars and suspended fifteen (15) days, July 15, 2018 through and including July 29, 2018.

Violation N.J.A.C. Rules - 13:70-14A.6 Trainers

13:70-14A.9f(3) Administration medication to respiratory bleeders; standards for administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAID) and anti-ulcer medications; environmental contaminants.

13:70-20.7 Trainers responsibilities; horses

Name: MARTEN E WOODHOUSE Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 18MON18-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/15/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 18MON18 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18042 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Robertino Diodoro is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to honor a commitment to run Makaha Heat necessitating a scratch out of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on July 3, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp.1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions). Subp. 4.D.-Entering procedure.

Name: CHAD A LINDSAY Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18040 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Chad Lindsay is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Empire Knight more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 4th Race at Canterbury Park on June 30, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: Oscar Franco Becerra Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18041 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Oscar Becerra-Laynen is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Boston Charley more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 4th Race at Canterbury Park on July 1, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: ANTONIO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-DED-214 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have his scheduled starter Lk Fantastic Perk, in the paddock , resulting in a late scratch from race 7, June 29, 2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: Antonia A. Alberto Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22932 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Whipped his mount prior to the start of race 4 on 6/29/2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: ERIC PALACIO Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22934 Ruling Type: Failure to Obtain Permit
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to secure an owner license for the owner of his scheduled starter Mighty Be Special resulting in a late sratch from race 7, June 29, 2018.
Name: PRESTON JOURDAN Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22931 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Cocos Corona in the 1st race on June 29, 2018 a change from its last race.
Name: SHANE M MURPHY Ruling Date: 7/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18039 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Shane Murphy is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to honor a commitment to run Mountain on Fire necessitating a scratch out of the 6th Race at Canterbury Park on June 28, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp.1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions). Subp. 4.D.-Entering procedure.

Name: Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez Ruling Date: 7/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3466 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/8/2018 Suspension End: 7/14/2018
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Jockey Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez waived hearing and was suspended seven calendar days (07/08/18 thru 07/14/18) by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for careless riding during the running of the fifth race at Lone Star Park on 06/23/18.

The terms of this suspension do not prohibit riding in designated stake races providing the jockey is named at time of entry. A day in which a jockey participates in one designated race does not count as a suspension day.

Third Violation in 365 day period.

Name: JASON ALLEN MAIER Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18028 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jason Maier who drove #1 GENUINE DESIRE in the fifth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 30, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7880.0260 Subpart 2 (1) - One -handed whipping

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7880.0260 Subpart 2 (1) - Whipping

Name: JASON ALLEN MAIER Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18029 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jason Maier who drove #1 GENUINE DESIRE in the fifth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 30, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 (T) 5 - any whipping other than by wrist action only.

MRC Rule7879.0200 Subpart (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - whipping

Name: Timothy Allen Maier Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18030 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Tim Maier who drove #4 JAZZMANIAN DEVIL in the seventh race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on July 1, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules - Fail to come up into position and on the gate.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules

Name: DAVID PAUL HUDON Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-26 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA-Rule 458(2)(g)© Whipping more than 3 times
Name: DAVID PAUL HUDON Ruling Date: 7/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-26-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-26 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: JULIE L SALTERS Ruling Date: 7/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #18-0073 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Julie L. Salters (D.O.B. 3/20/1969)

Owner license is hereby rescinded without prejudice and she is issued a Jockey Agent license.

Discontinuance of activity for which a license was issued 810 KAR 1:025, Section 14, Subsection (aa)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: BARRY HERMAN MCGILL Ruling Date: 7/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3464 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly noticed, Owner-Trainer Barry McGill waived hearing in the matter of failure to have the horse Muddy Water tattooed for participation in the eighth (8th) race at Lone Star Park on 06/22/18 necessitating a late program scratch. Mr. McGill is fined one hundred (100.00) dollars by the Lone Star Park Board for this violation.

First violation in 365 days.

Name: FABIAN HERRERA Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-152 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/9/2018 Suspension End: 7/23/2018
Ruling Text: GROOM FABIAN HERRERA IS FINED TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00)* AND SUSPENDED FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS (JULY 9, 2018 THROUGH JULY 23, 2018) AND PLACED ON PROBATION FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1489(8)(GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OR REFUSAL OF LICENSE) (ENGAGED IN THE USE OF DRUGS – COCAINE AND MARIJUANA) AND #1890(A)(POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND – COCAINE AND MARIJUANA). ADDITIONALLY, FABIAN HERRERA IS REQUIRED TO SIGN A TESTING AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD AND ENROLL IN WINNERS FOUNDATION. DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF FABIAN HERRERA ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) SUBJECT IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION
Name: DAVID GINTER Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18027 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer David Ginter who was the trainer of record of the horse HAPPY HEATH who competed in the ninth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 9, 2018 finishing fifth and being subject to post race testing according to MRC protocols resulting in sample #E-273878. Said test was submitted to Industrial labs. Official test results showing a positive result for the medication BETAMETHASONE at a level of 26.4+/-4.1 pg/ml in blood. Trainer Ginter waived his right to a split sample test. Trainer Ginter waived his right to a hearing.

Trainer Ginter is hereby fined the sum of One Thousand (1,000.00) dollars and the purse money earned is ordered redistributed according to MRC Rule # 7892.0150 Subpart 1, " Purse may be redistributed ". as follows

9th Race #6 West For Gold finished 6th placed 5th #4 Happy Heath finished 5th placed - unplaced

Name: MIGUEL ANGEL CAMBRAY Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22925 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Was involved in an altercation.
Name: JESUS OCON NUNEZ Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-151 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER JESUS NUNEZ WHO STARTED THE HORSE “SILVER BULLET DASH” IN THE SIXTH RACE ON MAY 26, 2018, AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE IS FINED TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($2500.00)* PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1887 (TRAINER OR OWNER TO INSURE CONDITION OF THE HORSE) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1843 (A, B & D)(MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES), #1843.1 (A & B)(PROHIBITED DRUG SUBSTANCES), AND #1844 (F)(4)(DEXAMETHASONE CLASS IV). IN EXCESS OF PERMITTED LEVEL OF 5 PG/ML – 207 PG/ML AND (TRICHLORMETHIAZIDE)
Name: WILLIAM J BERNARD Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22926 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Aggressor in  an altercation.
Name: SCOT SCHINDLER Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18037 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Scot Schindler is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for using a halter and lip chain in the post parade on the horse Maria in the 4th Race at Canterbury Park on June 29, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp.1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts). Subp. 22.-Use of nonrecognized racing equipment. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines). Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours).

Name: TERRY DEAN KAUFMAN Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18026 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Terry Kaufman who drove #3 MOON IS ON FIRE in the Seventh race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 26, 2018 finishing seventh is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping

Name: JAMES SULLIVAN ACQUILANO Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 10-2018INTL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/4/2018 Suspension End: 7/13/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Having received a report from the NYS Gaming Commission Equine Drug Testing Laboratory of the finding of<em> Phenylbutazone</em>  in the body fluid sample taken from the horse "First In Class" (#7), which finished 1st in the second race on May 29, 2018, and having waived his right to appeal, Owner/Trainer James Acquilano is suspended for 10 calendar days effective Wednesday, July 4 through Friday, July 13, 2018, inclusive, and fined $750.  This being the second<em>Phenylbutazone  </em>positive sustained by Trainer James Acquilano this year.</div> <div>Furthermore, "First In Class" is disqualified from any part of the purse and the stewards order the purse redistributed as follows:</div> <ol> <ol> <ol> <li>(#4) Zhen Kai</li> <li>(#6) Not a Coupon</li> <li>(#3) Heat Check</li> <li>(#2) Oceans of Gold</li> <li>(#1) Bo' Hopes</li> <li>(#5) Times the Essents</li> </ol> </ol> </ol> <div>During his period of suspension, Owner/Trainer James Acquilano shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing and is denied privileges and use of the grounds of New York State race tracks and he shall be forbidden to participate in any share of purses.  In addition; every horse shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing this is (A) owned by respondent J. Acquilano, no individual shall continue to serve as his agent or employee during his period of suspension, or (B) for which he directly or indirectly makes or executes, during his period of suspension, any arrangement with an owner or other person to care for, train, enter in a race, invoice, collect fees or other payments related to, employ workers or otherwise handle.</div>
Name: BRIAN J SEARS Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 82-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Sears did fail to drive when programmed at Yonkers on 6/29/18 for the first 6 races. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: ROCK C VINCI Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 30-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/30/2018 Suspension End: 7/2/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #5 (Diamond J) in the 10th race, you did put a wheel under horse #6 (Logan Hanover) causing interference to that horse.</div>
Name: ROCK C VINCI Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 30-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/30/2018 Suspension End: 7/2/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: DANIEL DUBE Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 83-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Dube did fail to drive when programmed  at Yonkers on 6/29/18 for the first 5 races. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: RODOLFO C ARVIZU Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-153 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY RODOLFO ARVIZU IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1683 (MAXIMUM OVERWEIGHT), RESULTING IN A LATE RIDER CHANGE IN THE SIXTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON JUNE 24, 2018.
Name: RODOLFO C ARVIZU Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-154 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY RODOLFO ARVIZU IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1530 (CASES NOT COVERED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS) FOR NOT APPEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, AS INSTRUCTED.
Name: NICK SURICK Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 11-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record of horse #4 (Solitary) in race 9 at Tioga Downs on Friday, June 29, 2018 you failed to honor your declaration.</div>
Name: JORGE LUIS MUNIZ Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5219 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/23/2018 Suspension End: 8/6/2018
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Jorge Muniz was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 6/29/18.

Mr. Muniz is hereby fined one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars and his Texas Racing Commission license is suspended for fifteen days (7/23/18 through 8/6/18) because a post - race serum sample labeled SH065011 taken from his horse, "One Corona Cosmo," that finished second in the 3rd race at Sam Houston Race Park on 3/30/18 contained the Class 4 prohibited substance Triamcinolone Acetonide @ 620 +/- 68 pg/ml. Also, the post - race urine sample taken from "One Corona Cosmo," contained Dextrorphan, also a Class 4 prohibited substance. First Class 4 violation within 365 days.

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

The horse, "One Corona Cosmo," is hereby disqualified from the 3rd race at Sam Houston Race Park on 3/30/18, and the purse is ordered redistributed as follows: 1. (5) PYCS Crock Of Cash 2. (2) Heza Dash Faster 3. (1) Saved By Jesus JM 4. (6) FC Famous Atac Eagle 5. (3) Senators Duchess 6. (10) Fishin Cartel 7. (9) Lil Miss Prissy Tail Scratched: (7) Gatlyn Gun Scratched: ( 8) MZ Rapid Dreams Unplaced: (4) One Corona Cosmo.

Name: JORGE LUIS MUNIZ Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5219-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/23/2018 Suspension End: 8/6/2018
Ruling Text: RE: SHRP5219 - Modified Ruling
Name: MICHAEL KRETZLER Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18035 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/29/2018 Suspension End: 9/27/2018
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Michael Kretzler having appeared on his own behalf before the Board of Stewards on June 21, 2018, in response to a Notice of Hearing dated June 17, 2018, is hereby suspended 90 days beginning June 29, 2018, through September 26, 2018 and fined One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) for conduct detrimental to the best interests of racing. Kretzler's hearing was called in response to the issuance of a Canterbury Park Security Report dated June 8, 2018. The Security Report cited the finding of a controlled substance in a significant amount and other contraband items in Kretzler's dormitory room. While under suspension, Michael Kretzler shall not be permitted to enter in a race any horse he owns wholly or in part or any horse he trains until such time as he has been reinstated. Transfer or sale of any horses in his care must be approved by the Board of Stewards before they will be eligible to enter in a race. During his suspension, Michael Kretzler is denied privileges of the grounds of all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp.1.A.C.-General authority of stewards. 7877 .0155 H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing). 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions). Subp. 1.-Ownership; Subp. 6. D.-Prohibited Entries. 7897.0100 (Prohibited Acts). Subp. 1.-Scope; Subp. 2.-Violations of laws. 7897.0120 (Disciplinary Sanctions). Subp. 1.-Sanctions; Subp.2-Exclusion from racetrack. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines). Subp. 1.-lmposition of fines; Subp.2.A.--Categories of violations; Subp. 3.A.B.D.-Assignment of categories and determination of fine amount; Subp. 5.-Amount of fines; Subp.6.-Timetable for paying fines. 7897.0150 (Disciplinary Procedure). Subp. 2.-Penalties imposed by stewards.

Name: STANLEY J ZOMBICK Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 14-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #6 WHITE MOUNTAIN TOP in the stretch of the  4th race at Vernon Downs on Saturday June 23, 2018, you were in violation of the whipping rule. </div>
Name: WILLIAM IRVING MOTT Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 6-2015INTL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/5/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Having received a report from the NYS Gaming Commission Drug Testing laboratory for the finding of the drug "Flunixin" and an overage of "Furosemide" in the body fluid from horse "Saratoga Snacks" who finished 6th in the 4th on September 20, 2014. Trainer William I Mott is hereby suspended 15 days and fined $1000.00. Horse Saratoga Snacks is hereby disqualified from any share of the purse money and unplaced in the order of finish. Having appealed a stay has been granted.</div> <div> </div> <div>***ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING-FINDINGS AND ORDER****</div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>Respondent, William I. Mott, requested a hearing in regard to the January 23, 2015 ruling of the New York State Gaming Commission (“Commission”) Steward that imposed a $1,000 fine and 15-day suspension of his occupational license, based on equine drug violations of 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.2 and 4043.4 involving furosemide and flunixin when the horse Saratoga Snacks, trained by Respondent, competing in the 4th race at Belmont Park on September 20, 2014. The Commission Steward also disqualified Saratoga Snacks from such race and ordered redistribution of the purse pursuant to 9 NYCRR § 4043.5. The hearing was delayed when Respondent initiated a federal court action and was granted a stay of the agency hearing until the federal lawsuit was dismissed on March 31, 2016. The hearing was further delayed when Respondent initiated a state court action, until the state court denied his request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on November 21, 2016. </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>A hearing was conducted upon a Notice of Hearing issued by the Commission that alleged Respondent was fined $1,000 and his license was suspended for 15 days because the horse Saratoga Snacks, trained by him, competed in the 4th race at Belmont Park on September 20, 2014 when </font></div> <div> </div> <blockquote> <div><font face=Arial size=3>(1) the drug flunixin had been administered, whether by intravenous injection within 24 hours or by other means within 48 hours of the scheduled post time of the race, in violation of 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.2(d)(1) and 4043.2(e)(14); and</font></div> <div><font face=Arial size=3> </font></div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>(2) the drug furosemide had been administered to the horse within 48 hours of the scheduled post time of its race other than by means of a single intravenous administration of 150 milligrams (3 cc) to 500 milligrams given four to four and one-half hours before such post time, in violation of 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.2(e)(5) and 4043.2(b)(6);</font></div> </blockquote> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>for which he was responsible as trainer pursuant to 9 NYCRR § 4043.4. </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>Respondent received proper notice and appeared and participated with counsel in such hearings, which were conducted on January 30, May 10, 11, 12, July 19, 20, and August 11, 2017. The parties requested and exercised the opportunity to present post-hearing briefs. The Hearing Officer rendered his report on January 10, 2018, which is attached and incorporated in this Findings and Order. The Commission met on January 22, 2018 and after due deliberation adopted the Hearing Officer’s findings of fact and conclusions of law.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>THEREFORE, based upon the entire record, including, without limitation, the evidence specifically relied upon by the hearing officer, the Hearing report* and the fact findings and conclusions adopted herein, it is hereby </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that Respondent William I. Mott violated 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.2(d)(1) and 4043.2(e)(14) in that the horse Saratoga Snacks, trained by him, competed in the 4th race at Belmont Park on September 20, 2014 when the drug flunixin had been administered, whether by intravenous injection within 24 hours or by other means within 48 hours of the scheduled post time of the race, for which he was responsible as trainer pursuant to 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.4;  </font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that for such violation Respondent William I. Mott is hereby fined $1,000 and his occupational license is suspended for 15 days;</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that the suspension of Respondent William I. Mott shall be effective at the discretion of the Commission Steward at the New York State track where respondent participates;</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that during his period of suspension, Respondent William I. Mott shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York pari-mutuel horse racing, is denied the privileges and use of the grounds of all racetracks, and is forbidden to participate in any share of purses or other payment.  This restriction includes that the privileges of the grounds and permission to participate in pari-mutuel racing in New York State shall be denied to any horse that during the period of respondent’s suspension is owned or trained by respondent, or by any individual who serves as respondent’s agent or employee, or for which respondent is directly or indirectly involved in any arrangement to train, enter, start, care for, record activities or expenses, invoice or collect fees or payments, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advice or information, or otherwise assist in relation to any aspect of the possession and training of the horse;</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, that Respondent William I. Mott shall pay his $1,000 fine within 30 days of his receipt of this notice (i.e., by his delinquency date of February 22, 2018) and any failure to make such payment by his delinquency date will result in the assessment of interest and/or a late payment charges and may result in other collection charges; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3>ORDERED, there is no finding of an administration of furosemide in violation of 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.2(e)(5) and 4043.2(b)(6) before the horse Saratoga Snacks, trained by Respondent, competed in the 4th race at Belmont Park on September 20, 2014.   </font></div> <div> </div> <div>***AMENDED ORDER****</div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>The New York State Gaming Commission (“Commission”) issued a Findings and Order in this matter dated January 23, 2018, which found that Respondent, William I. Mott, violated 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.2(d)(1) and 4043.2(e)(14) in that the horse Saratoga Snacks, trained by him, competed in the 4th race at Belmont Park on September 20, 2014 when the drug flunixin had been administered to Saratoga Snacks, whether by intravenous injection within 24 hours or by other means within 48 hours of the scheduled post time of the race, for which Respondent was responsible as trainer pursuant to 9 NYCRR §§ 4043.4 and set forth penalties for such violation. Such penalties were stayed by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Schenectady County, in connection with the case styled as William I. Mott v. Eric T. Schneiderman, et al, Index No. 2016-2757. Respondent also filed a separate challenge to the Commission’s January 23, 2018 Findings and Order, styled as Matter of William I. Mott v. New York State Gaming Commission, Index No. 2018-912, also venued in Supreme Court, Schenectady County. Respondent, the Commission and the other defendants in the case bearing Index Number 2016-2757 thereafter stipulated to a settlement and discontinuance of such action, wherein Respondent agreed to discontinue all actions and proceedings against the Commission and the other defendants, including the special proceeding under Index Number 2018-912, and the parties agree to amend the Commission’s Order in this matter as set forth in this Amended Order.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>THEREFORE, it is hereby</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that the Findings and Order in this matter (AQ 6-2015) is amended to provide penalties as follow: Respondent William I. Mott is hereby fined $1,000 and his occupational license is suspended for 15 days. Respondent shall serve seven days of such suspension, to be assigned by the State Steward, and the remaining eight days shall be suspended, subject to the provisions herein for a period of one year following the last day of the seven days that Respondent serves of his suspension. Respondent agrees that in the event any horse trained by him has an equine drug positive either in the State of New York (or in any jurisdiction in which the Commission recognizes reciprocity for equine drug violations) for which Respondent is responsible pursuant to applicable law, rules and regulations for a race occurring within one year of the last day of the seven days that Respondent serves of the suspension set forth herein, and after Respondent has exhausted all of his rights to challenge the validity of such equine drug positive, then in addition to the penalty that the Commission may assess for the new equine drug positive, if such equine drug positive occurs in the State of New York, Respondent shall serve also the eight suspended days described herein, the imposition of which Respondent agrees shall not be subject to any appeal or other challenge, such additional eight days of suspension to be assigned by the State Steward. In the event that no horse trained by Respondent has an equine drug positive in the State of New York (or in any jurisdiction in which the Commission recognizes reciprocity for equine drug violations) for which Respondent is responsible within one year of the last day of the seven days that Respondent serves of the suspension set forth herein, then Respondent shall not serve any of the remaining eight days of the suspension described herein;</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that the suspension of Respondent William I. Mott shall be effective at the discretion of the State Steward at the New York State track where respondent participates;</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that during his period of suspension, Respondent William I. Mott shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York pari-mutuel horse racing, is denied the privileges and use of the grounds of all racetracks, and is forbidden to participate in any share of purses or other payment. Every horse is denied the privileges of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing in New York State, that (a) is owned or trained by Respondent, or by any individual who serves as the agent or employee of Respondent, during the suspension of Respondent, or (b) for which Respondent, during his suspension, is involved, directly or indirectly, with its training, including but not limited any arrangements made to care for, train, enter, race, invoice or collect fees or payments, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advice or information, or otherwise assist with any aspect of the training of such horse; and</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Calibri size=2>ORDERED, that the Findings and Order in this matter (AQ 6-2015) is amended to provide the payment of the fine as follows: Respondent William I. Mott shall pay his $1,000 fine on or before July 29, 2018, and any failure to make such payment by July 29, 2018 will result in the assessment of interest and/or a late payment charges as determined and assessed by the Commission and may result in other collection charges.</font></div>
Name: JUAN GABRIEL OCASIO-GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18167PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 1ST RACE, JUNE 28 , 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.238(A) AND (B). SECTION 163.238(A): A horse shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey may not intentionally ride wide on the turns or otherwise cause his mount to lose ground when there is no reasonable cause for the loss or otherwise ride in a manner inconsistent with using the best efforts of the horse. SECTION 163.238(B): A jockey shall put forth every reasonable effort and exercise the greatest diligence in riding a race. If, in the opinion of the stewards, a jockey does not put forth every reasonable effort or use proper diligence in the riding of a race, the jockey shall be penalized by the stewards according to the gravity of the offense. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 10 , 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 20 , 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JUSTIN JOHNS Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18034 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Justin Johns is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to honor a commitment to run My Cowboy in the 3rd Race at Canterbury Park on June 21, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp.1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions). Subp.4.D.-Entering procedure.

Name: JAVIER J CASTELLANO Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 15-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 7/13/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JAVIER J CASTELLANO Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 15-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 7/13/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Jockey Javier Castellano is hereby suspended for 5 NYRA racing days reduced to 3 NYRA racing days for having waived his right of appeal effective Wednesday, July 11 through Friday, July 13, 2018, for careless riding in the 4th race on June 24, 2018, (failure to maintain a straight course with his mount in the stretch and not having proper clearance with his mount when coming out in the stretch) this after having been previously warned.</div>
Name: JOSEPH PENNACCHIO Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 58-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #8 (Pixel Queen) in race 6 you did kick your horse approaching the 1/2 mile pole.</div>
Name: ALESSANDRO SPANO Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 57-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/7/2018 Suspension End: 7/9/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ALESSANDRO SPANO Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 57-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/7/2018 Suspension End: 7/9/2018
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal.  While driving #4 (Best American Chic) you did put a wheel under #7 (Ideal Vision) in the stretch causing interference to him.  You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 3rd for this infraction.</div>
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18024 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Nick Roland who drove #4 ONE AND ONLY in the third race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 23, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of Two Hundred ($200.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping Rule Driver Roland second offence.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (1) (5) - Whipping

Name: JONNY IBARRA Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3456 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly noticed, Exercise Rider Jonny Ibarra waived hearing in the matter of association with another in possession of beer in the stable area at Lone Star Park on 06/21/18. Mr. Ibarra is given this written warning by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards as he was not drinking/in possession at the time of citation.

First violation in 365 days.

Name: JASON ALLEN MAIER Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18025 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jason Maier who drove #6 FRISKIE'S ANGEL in the fifth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 24, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules - Fail to come up into position and on the gate.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules

Name: SHANE REILLY DARISH Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 56-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3 (Vinnie's Valentine) in race 6 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole.  Any future violations of this nature will result in increased penalties.</div>
Name: ANTHONY W REGINA Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 55-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>On 6/27/18 in race 4  #9 ( (May Day) you did change drivers after programming time.</div>
Name: RAMON VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18032 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ramon Vazquez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Thoughtless more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 7th Race at Canterbury Park on June 23, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: BERKLEY RAY PACKER Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18033 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Berkley Packer is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Sweet Bab of Return more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 24, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: PAUL W BARROW Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 9-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Owner/Trainer Paul Barrow has been fined $50.00 after not showing up for a Steward's hearing after being duly notified.</div>
Name: Esdras Ismael Pivaral Castillo Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3455 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly noticed, Exercise Rider Esdras Pivaral Castillo waived hearing in the matter of association with another in possession of beer in the stable area at Lone Star Park on 06/21/18. Mr. Pivaral Castillo is given this written warning by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards as he was not drinking/in possession at the time of citation.

First violation in 365 days.

Name: NICHOLAS A SPERANZA Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18169PN Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/30/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing. OWNER/STABLE EMPLOYEE NICHOLAS SPERANZA FAILED TO APPEAR AT THE STEWARDS HEARING ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 20, 2018 AND ALSO RESCHEDULED ON JUNE 27, 2018 THAT NICHOLAS SPERANZA REQUESTED (BY PHONE CALL ON JUNE 20, 2018 WHEN SUBJECT CALLED TO SAY HE COULDN'T MAKE THE JUNE 20, 2018 HEARING). HEARING WAS HELD BY THE STEWARDS AS SCHEDULED AND BASED ON THE FACTS PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND THE TESTIMONY GIVEN BY OWNER LUIS ORANTES AND PENN NATIONAL HORSEMENS BOOKKEEPER THAT NICHOLAS SPERANZA FORGED THE SIGNATURE OF OWNER LUIS ORANTES ON A HORSEMEN ACCOUNT DISBURSEMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM AND RECEIVED MONIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $13279.44 THAT WAS NOT HIS TO RECEIVE. THE STEWARDS FIND THAT THE OWNER LICENSE AND STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE OF NICHOLAS A SPERANZA IS HEREBY REVOKED IN THE BEST INTEREST OF RACING.IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C)(D)(6), 163.340 (A)(B)(D)(E)(F). 163.471 AND 165.201. SECTION 163.6(C): The stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in their opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. SECTION 163.6(D)(6): The Commission may refuse to issue or renew a license or may suspend or revoke a license issued if it finds that the applicant, or a person who is a partner, agent, employee or associate of the applicant has done any of the following: Has been guilty of or attempted fraud or misrepresentation in connection with racing, breeding or otherwise. . SECTION 163.340(A): In matters pertaining to racing, the orders of the stewards shall supersede the orders of the officers and directors of the association. The stewards shall have the power and duty to regulate and supervise the conduct of racing officials and of owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and other persons attendant on horses during, before and after races, unless the power and the duty is exclusively vested in the Commission. SECTION 163.340(B): The authority of each board of stewards shall extend 12:01 a.m. of the day upon which entries commence to be taken for a meeting at which they are approved to sit and shall continue until midnight of the third day following the last racing day of each meet. If a dispute is unresolved at the time, it may be heard later or disposed of by the stewards or referred to the Commission. This section does not limit the power of a board to impose sanctions continuing beyond the end of a meeting or to decide a matter occurring and heard before the end of the third day following the end of the meeting. In addition to other reports required of them, the stewards shall immediately at the end of the third day following the end of a meeting specifically report to the Commission the matters still pending before them that have not been finally resolved. The requirement may not apply where there is a succeeding meeting approved to commence at the same track within no less than 30 days. In the latter event, the power of the board of stewards at both meetings, is deemed to be continuing and sustaining. SECTION 163.340(D): The stewards shall have the power to determine questions arising with reference to entries and racing. SECTION 163.340(E): The stewards shall have the power to punish a person for violation of this chapter subject to their control and to impose fines or suspensions or both for infractions whether arising from complaint, protest, independent investigation, reference or request by the Commission or their own initiative. The stewards may not impose a fine in excess of $250. If it is deemed appropriate that a larger fine should be imposed, the stewards shall recommend to the Commission and shall refer the matter at hand to the Commission. The stewards shall have the power to refer a matter before them to the Commission if it appears proper because of the complexity, severity, uniqueness or extent of the activities likely to be involved. Included within these powers is the authority to impose partial sanctions, such as conditional limitations on a persons usage of facilities or of the enclosure. SECTION 163.340(F): The stewards may suspend a person or disqualify a horse for fixed periods of time or under other conditions they may deem appropriate or as may be specified by this chapter. If a person is indefinitely suspended or is ordered suspended for more than the balance of a meeting, the matters shall promptly be referred to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.471: Whenever the Commission, Stewards, starter or an authorized official acting under this chapter, finds a person or licensee to have been guilty of an act or omission in violation of either the letter or spirit of this chapter, or an act or omission not covered specifically by this chapter but deemed to require disciplinary action, or a violation of the act or its amendments, the person or licensee shall be subject to disciplinary action that the Commission or stewards deems commensurate with the offense committed. The disciplinary action may take the form of a fine, suspension, fine and suspension, revocation of license or the ruling off for life. Fines imposed may not exceed the provisions of the act. SECTION 165.201: The Stewards shall have the power to resolve matters before them including those which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Stewards shall render an opinion in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. NICHOLAS SPERANZA IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JEFFREY J BRANNING Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 53-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JEFFREY J BRANNING Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 53-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby fined the amount of $250 reduced to $100 without an appeal for failing to conduct yourself in a forthright gentlemanly manner and the use of profanity while in the paddock on 6/21/18.  </div>
Name: CAMERON M CAPONE Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 54-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby fined the amount of $250 reduced to $100 without an appeal.  You failed to conduct yourself in a forthright gentlemanly manner and the threat of physical assault while in the paddock on 6/21/18.  Any future violations of this nature will result in increased monetary penalties and may result in the prescription of anger management counseling in order to keep your license in good standing.</div>
Name: CAMERON M CAPONE Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 54-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: Thomas Matthew Chisholm Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Minnesota Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-1 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Chisholm is unqualified for a Class C license as a matter of law because he cannot truthfully sign the affidavit of qualification required by Minnesota Statutes, section 240.08, subdivision 2. Specifically, Chisholm was convicted in 2011 of a federal offense which is both a felony and a crime involving fraud or misrepresentation.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: The 2018 Class C license application of Thomas Matthew Chisholm is DENIED.

Name: JUSTIN J SALLUSTO Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18091PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. THE TRAINER LICENSE #000966086 OF JUSTIN J. SALLUSTO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: MICHAEL H. SIMONS Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 10-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive the #4 (Busboy Hanover) in the 13th race when programmed at Tioga Downs on Sunday, June 24, 2018.</div>
Name: JAMES R TAGGART Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 9-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive in race 7 the #5 (Bettorsluckystreak)  when programmed at Tioga Downs  on Sunday, June 24, 2018.</div>
Name: TIMOTHY A TETRICK Ruling Date: 6/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 51-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (Shiver Me Timbers) in race 1 you did engage in conversation during the post parade.</div>
Name: JESS SCOTT ALLEY Ruling Date: 6/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-40 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jess Alley was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 25, 2018, for wearing a non-approved helmet during training hours on June 7, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jess Alley in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 25, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMRC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension

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

15.2.5.13 (A)(8)(a) SAFTEY REQUIRMENTS Any licensed assistant starter and any licensee mounted on a horse or stable pony on the association grounds must wear a properly fastened New Mexico racing commission approved protective helmet and safety vest. (a) The approved protective helmet and safety vest shall be worn when: (i) racing, parading or warming up a horse prior to racing; or (ii) jogging, training or exercising a horse at any time.

15.2.5.13 (A)(8)(B) HELMET Any licensed assistant starter and any licensee mounted on a horse or stable pony on the association grounds must wear a properly fastened New Mexico racing commission approved protective helmet and safety vest. The helmet worn must comply with one of the following minimum safety standards or later revisions: (i) American society for testing materials (ASTM 1163); or (ii) UK standards (EN-1384 and PAS-015); or (iii) Australian/New Zealand standard (AS/NZ 3838) 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: AMANDA M SCHWARTZ Ruling Date: 6/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18027PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. Having secured an Apprentice Jockey's Lincense,your Pennsylvania Stable Employee License is hereby rescinded without prejudice.
Name: ERIN MCDONALD WALKER Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18034PI Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/6/2018 Suspension End: 7/10/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY ERIN MCDONALD WALKER IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JULY 6, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JULY 10, 2018 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HER MOUNT #2 SOLITARY JACK TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #1 JIFFY JOSH HAVING CAME NEAR 3/8 POLE. IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). JOCKEY WALKER IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: TERESA KATHLEEN CONNELLY Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18033PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have horse treated with lasix. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "OIL'S EXPRESS", (MISSED LASIX) NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 3RD RACE, JUNE 25, 2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE JULY 7, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 17, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MARY R. MCKINLEY Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18029PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. ARRIVING EXTREMELY LATE TO THE PADDOCK (12 MINUTES) WITH THE HORSE "RUNNING CLOUD" FOR THE 1ST RACE, JUNE 25, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 AND DIRECTIVE #1-89 DATED FEB 21, 1989. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggin's certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and § 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 6, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 16, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: MARCUS D MILLER Ruling Date: 6/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 52-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Crazy Applejack) in race 1 you did enagage in coversation during the post parade.</div>
Name: TERESA KATHLEEN CONNELLY Ruling Date: 6/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18026PI Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering an untattooed horse. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "U KNOW I B LION" (NO TATTOO), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 3RD RACE, JUNE 24, 2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE JULY 5, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 15, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: LUIS HUMBERTO RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-35 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/6/2018 Suspension End: 7/21/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis H. Rodriguez was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 2018, for failing to persevere with his mount “ATTILAS GAL” in the 10th race on June 23, 2018.

The Board of Stewards hereby suspends Luis H. Rodriguez for a period of 15 calendar days (July 6, 2018, through July 20, 2018). Luis H. Rodriguez is NOT allowed to ride designated races.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(5) A Jockey shall not ease up, or coast to the finish, without adequate cause, even if a horse has no apparent chance to win prize money. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/ 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

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

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

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

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

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

Name: KENDRICK CARMOUCHE Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 14-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Kendrick Carmouche is hereby fined $2000.00 for careless riding in the 5th race at Belmont Park on June 21, 2017</div> <div>(failure to maintain a straight course with mount in the stretch and failure to have proper clearance when coming in with his mount in the stretch)This after having been previously warned.</div>
Name: MARTIN HINCKSON Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18028PI Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have horse treated with lasix. TRAINER MARTIN HINCKSON IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "I MISS YOU" (FAILING TO HAVE AN ATTENDANT PRESENT THEREFORE MISSED LASIX TREATMENT), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FOR THE 2ND RACE, JUNE 24, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216 & DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4. FINE DUE JULY 6, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 1 , 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. SECTION 165.216 which reads in part: If a licensee shall fail to run an entered horse, the Stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he/she shall, on timely complicance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. DIRECTIVE NO. 5-88-E4 which reads in part: Provide an attendant in the immediate area of designated bleeder stalls and verify practitioners administration of lasix. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-21 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458(2)(g)© Whipping excessive more than 3 times
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-21-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-21 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-22 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/24/2018 Suspension End: 7/4/2018
Ruling Text:
Fail Breathalyzer Test
Name: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-22-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/24/2018 Suspension End: 7/4/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-22 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: MARTIN LOZANO Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3459 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Trainer Martin Lozano waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for being found drinking a beer in the shedrow of barn E7 at Lone Star Park on 06/23/18.

First violation.

Name: ANDREW C MONTI Ruling Date: 6/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 29-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 AMERICAN GENERAL in the 10th race, you did commit a eurorail violation in the stretch.</div>
Name: ADAM INGRAM Ruling Date: 6/23/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #73-revised DATE: 6/23/2018 NAME: Adam Ingram DOB: 2/26/1962 PERMIT: #16744 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Having waived his right to a hearing Trainer Adam Ingram is hereby fined two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-49.4.a.2. “Controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations as set forth in the Association of Racing Commissioners International Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule.” Industrial Laboratories reported sample E274295 taken from the horse “Bull Bailey” which finished 1st on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 did contain Flunixin above the legal threshold. The sample was quantitated at the level of (32.1 ng/ml.) Mr. Ingram elected not to send a split sample. Mr. Ingram is assigned one-half (½) points for this Flunixin medication/substance violation pursuant to section 49.3.m of 178 of WV C.S.R.1, bringing his total points to two (2.)

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

Name: DONALD JAMES MELANCON Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22909-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/22/2018 Suspension End: 9/19/2018
Ruling Text:
RE: 22909 - Modified Penalty: Case heard by LSRC on July 16, 2018: Stewards' ruling 22909 upheld; Sixty day suspension added to the penalty.
Name: DONALD JAMES MELANCON Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22909 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/22/2018 Suspension End: 9/19/2018
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol (2.417 ng/ml) reported in post-race blood sample taken from “Salutetheprince”, third finisher of race 3, May 08, 2018 at Louisiana Downs. Result confirmed in the split portion of this sample by Industrial Laboratories at 3.40+/-0.16ng/ml. Trainer Donald Melancon waived his right to a Stewards’ Hearing. The stewards concluded that this sample contained Methocarbamol above the permitted level and that this was Trainer Donald Melancon’s  third Violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug within the last twelve months. Trainer Donald Melancon is hereby fined $1000, Salutetheprince is disqualified from the purse and declared unplaced and this case referred to the LSRC in accordance with LAC 35: I.1797.
Name: DALE G LAWTON Ruling Date: 6/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 81-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Lawton did not have proper works' compensation paperwork with the NYSGC and was told to not allow a Groom to Paddock his entry # 2 SURREAL FEELING for Race # 8 at Yonkers on 6/21/18. He disregarded the instructions of a race offical and allowed the Groom to Paddock his entry. He has been fined the amount of $ 250.00 for violation of Rule # 4101.31 , and Rule # 4105.6 {8} .</div>
Name: JAMES J DEVAUX Ruling Date: 6/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 8-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/25/2018 Suspension End: 6/27/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JAMES J DEVAUX Ruling Date: 6/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 8-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/25/2018 Suspension End: 6/27/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #6 (Jersey Jim) in race 8 at Tioga Downs on Sunday June 10, 2018 you bore out in the stretch and interfered with #4 (Lets Roll) .  Your horse finished fifth, was placed 7th.  Having reviewed previous penalties, having waived your right to a hearing and considering the circumstances, your 8 day suspension is reduced to 3 days, 06/25/2018 - 06/272018 inclusive. You are eligible to drive on 06/28/2018.  This is a DRIVING suspension only.</div>
Name: KIMBERLY A GRACI Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18163PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR POLISHED DEGREE IN THE 5TH RACE, JUNE 23, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. SECTION 165.216: If a licensee shall deliver a horse to an enclosure without a health or Coggins certificate, enter an untattooed horse, enter a horse whose owner or trainer is not licensed, enter a horse without a satisfactory foal certificate, enter a horse owned or controlled by an ineligible party, enter an ineligible horse, deliver a horse late to the paddock, fail to run an entered horse, file an incomplete or incorrect license application, fail to pay or see to payment of a required licensing fee, fail to file required medication or medication administration report forms, fail to pay a required entry or stake fee, fail to timely complete a phase of the licensing procedure, fail to make a complete or timely scratch of a horse not run, fail to file and maintain current up-to-date records of the ownership, sale, or transfer, or registration of ownership of a horse, enter a horse not properly registered with the Jockey Club following allowance of the time for correction of record allowed in 163.102 (relating to certification of registration and identification), or violate a house rule approved by the Commission pertaining to smoking, fire, safety or parking violations, the stewards or the Commission may enter a fine only prior to the holding of a hearing upon receipt of credible evidence indicating the act. A fine to be imposed prior to a hearing may not exceed $100. In the event of the action, the licensee affected shall be promptly notified in writing by the stewards, or the Commission, of the entry of the fine and of his right to request a hearing under this section and 165.201—165.215 (relating to procedure before stewards) in the event of a fine imposed by the stewards and 165.175 (relating to action without prior hearing) in the event of a fine imposed by the Commission. If the licensee desires to appeal a fine, he shall, on timely compliance with this chapter, be entitled to a hearing de novo. If the request is made, payment of the fine or fines in issue shall be stayed pending the outcome of the hearing. In the absence of a request for hearing under either 165.175 or 165.201—165.216 at the expiration of the time allowed for a hearing fines as initially proposed will become final and binding for purposes. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 8, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 18, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: LUIS H CARVAJAL Ruling Date: 6/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18090PP Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. OWNER/TRAINER LUIS H. CARVAJAL,JR. IS HEREBY FINED TW0 HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE JOCKEY CLUB REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR THE HORSE "MR. LOUIS" IN RACE #2 ON JUNE 23,2018 IN VIOLATION OF COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 1-92 AND PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.102 AND 165.216. DIRECTIVE 1-92. IN THE EVENT A HORSE IS ENTERED TO RACE AND THE JOCKEY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE IS NOT ON FILE, THE STEWARDS MAY PERMIT THE HORSE TO START IF THE NECESSARY INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED ELECTRONICALLY AND VISUALLY DISPLAYED FROM THE JOCKEY CLUB DATABASE AND THE HORSE CAN BE SATISFACTORILY IDENTIFIED BY THE HORSE IDENTIFIER... 163.102. A HORSE MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO START UNLESS A JOCKEY CLUB REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE HORSE IDENTIFIER... 165.216. IF A LICENSEE SHALL... ENTER A HORSE WITHOUT A SATISFACTORY FOAL CERTIFICATE... THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE... HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE IS DUE BY JULY 5,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 6,2018 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUS BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 8 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: BERNARD G DUNHAM Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18164PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure or late to lasix security barn. ARRIVING LATE FOR LASIX TREATMENT WITH THE HORSE WILLIWAW ENTERED IN THE 3RD RACE, JUNE 22, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.305(H) & (K). SECTION 163.305 (H): Once a horse is placed on the bleeder list it shall be presented to the pre-race security stall between 4 l/2 and 5 l/2 hours prior to the post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to start. Once placed in the security area, a horse shall remain in there until it is taken to the paddock to be saddled for the race. The bleeder medication shall be administered no less than 4 hours prior to post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to run. SECTION 163.305 (K): While in the security area, the horse shall be in the care, custody and control of the trainer or a licensed person assigned by him. The trainer shall be responsible for the condition, care and handling of the horse while it remains in the security area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 8, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 18, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: ALEK R CHARTRAND Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 45-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (D Answer) on 6/10/18, you failed to keep a line in each hand until the last quarter mile of the race.</div>
Name: MARK J MACDONALD Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 80-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving # 5 MARVALOUS JET in Race # 5 at Yonkers on 6/19/18 Mr. Macdonald did (One Hand)  his horse before the 3/4 mark. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this infraction.</div>
Name: Patrick Lawrence Reynolds Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 13-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Patrick Reynolds is hereby fined $1000.00 for having breezed horse Morning Buzz at Belmont Racetrack on  May 30, 2018. This in violation of NYCRR rule 4043.14 (d)  Restrictions on shock or pulse wave therapy. Having waived his right of appeal $500.00 will be stayed pending no further violation of rule 4043.14 from180 days from the date of this ruling. This penalty if reflective of information obtained in the investigation into this incident.</div>
Name: Patrick Lawrence Reynolds Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 13-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: VICTOR D ALBERT Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 28-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As groom for horse #7 (Spring Terror) in the 7th race, your NYS Gaming Commission license is hereby indefinitely suspended due to infractions of the above rules. You refused to take the blood alcohol test and your conduct was not forthright. You behaved in an ungentlemanly manner and were escorted from the track grounds.</div>
Name: JENNIFER L SANSONE Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 12-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of horse #3 TREASURE GEM in the 6th race at Vernon Downs on Friday, June 22, 2018, you did change driver after program time.</div>
Name: RICHARD A VIOLETTE Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 12-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: RICHARD A VIOLETTE Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 12-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Richard Violette Jr. is hereby fined $1000.00 for having breezed horse Honey Graeme at Belmont Racetrack on  May 31, 2018. This in violation of NYCRR rule 4043.14 (d)  Restrictions on shock or pulse wave therapy. Having waived his right of appeal $500.00 will be stayed pending no further violation of rule 4043.14 from180 days from the date of this ruling. This penalty if reflective of information obtained in the investigation into this incident.</div>
Name: JORDAN J DERUE Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 44-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #8 (Gramster) that raced on 6/10/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: GINO SOCCIARELLI Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18024PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING AN TRAINER LICENSE, THE ASST. TRAINER LICENSE #511150693 OF GINO THOMAS SOCCIARELLI, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: SALVADOR FLORES Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22898 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to declare an equiptment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter, Ph Peabody, in the 7th race on June 20, 2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: Jeremy Neil Herman Ruling Date: 6/21/2018
Jurisdiction: North Dakota Racing Commission Facility: North Dakota Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-2 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/21/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Notice of Withholding, Restriction or Suspension from Devils Lake Regional Child Support Unit on requiring suspension of any license pursuant to ND Century Code 50-09-08.6. Jeremy Herman may not be licenced until such time as the Commission is directed by the Child Support Unit that he is eligible.
Name: HARRY A ALBANESE Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18161PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A RACING OFFICIAL LICENSE, THE JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE #509861070 OF HARRY A ALBANSESE, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JACQUELYN ANN HERBSTREIT Ruling Date: 6/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18023PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. Having secured an Officials License, your Pennsylvania Stable Employee License #511154700 is hereby rescinded without prejudice.
Name: EDILBERTO RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18162PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/25/2018 Suspension End: 6/29/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY EDILBERTO RODRIGUEZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING JUNE 25, 2018 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JUNE 29, 2018 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #2 BRANDYWINES SECRET TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #1 MENSCHKE HAVING CAME OUT INTO #1 MENSCHKE NEAR 5/16 POLE RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 6TH IN THE 4TH RACE, JUNE 21, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). EDILBERTO RODRIGUEZ IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: HECTOR STEVENS CARRASQUILLO Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18165PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO REPORT YOUR CORRECT WEIGHT FOR THE 1ST RACE, JUNE 21, 2018, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. ALSO WAS LATE TO THE SCALES, CAME OUT 10 MINUTES TO POST. SECTION 163.178 which reads in part: A jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the scale room on the day of the race at the time required by the Officials. A jockey shall then report his engagements and overweight, if any, to the clerk of the scales. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JULY 8, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 18, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: HECTOR STEVENS CARRASQUILLO Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18168PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. DUE TO SOME POSSIBLE FALSE INFORMATION PROVIDED AND A SUSPICIOUS RIDE ON JUNE 21, 2018 FIRST RACE AT PENN NATIONAL, JOCKEY LICENSE #511161860 IS HEREBY RESCINDED UNTIL YOU PROVIDE PAPERWORK WITH YOUR WINNING JOCKEY RIDING STATISTICS. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: VICTOR M MELCHOR Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Unknown
Ruling Number: 18055C Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/27/1998 Suspension End: 6/20/2018
Ruling Text: Suspended pending interview. Upon review, The State Horse Racing Commission declares Victor M. Melchor to be eligible for licensure.
Name: DAVID P MCNEIGHT Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 27-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While acting as trainer in the paddock you did perform an act that was not in the best interest of harness racing.</div>
Name: DAVID P MCNEIGHT Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 27-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: BRANDON A PARKER Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 49-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/24/2018 Suspension End: 6/26/2018
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal.  While driving #3 (JK Pearls Delight) in race 4 you did put a wheel under #1 (Jetstream Gypsy) carrying him out thus impeding his progress in the stretch.  You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 4th for this infraction.</div>
Name: BRANDON A PARKER Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 49-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/24/2018 Suspension End: 6/26/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ESTEBAN PADILLA Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18089PP Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Smoking in the shed row, tack room. STABLE EMPLOYEE ESTEBAN PADILLA, HAVING APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUBDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR A FIRE SAFETY HAZARD (SMOKING IN THE SHEDROW) IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) & 165.216. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...VIOLATE A HOUSE RULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SMOKING, FIRE, SAFETY, OR PARKING VIOLATIONS, THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... FINE IS DUE BY JULY 2,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 3,2018 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIS STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: HUGO SALVADOR SANCHEZ-VILCARIMA Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18030 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Hugo Sanchez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount St. Biretta more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 5th Race at Canterbury Park on June 14, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

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

Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22892 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to declare an equiptment change for his scheduled starter Dasha Blue (Flipping halter off) in the 2nd race 6/16/18.
Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 7/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22893 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to declare an equiptment change for his scheduled starter Am Eye Blue (Flipping halter on) in the 4th race 6/16/18.
Name: DENNIS SAMUEL BUCCERI Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 26-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: DENNIS SAMUEL BUCCERI Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 26-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of horse #5 (Tampa Bay Escape) in the 6th race, you are hereby fined $250.00 for failure to obey instructions from a racing official and for improper conduct in the paddock. Further infractions of this nature in the future may result in more substantial penalties. </div>
Name: STACY SIMONE CHARETTE-HILL Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18031 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to have Diamonds on the Dirt equipped with a flipping halter at the time of arrival in the paddock for the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 14, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp.1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7883.0150 (Paddock to Post). Subp.14.-Flipping Halters.

Name: MARK E WHITCROFT Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 50-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3 (Michigan Ray) in race 1 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole.</div>
Name: DANIEL DUBE Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 79-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Dube was late to the Paddock for his driving obligation in the 1st Race at Yonkers on 6/18/18 for # 6 RYANS ALLSTAR. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this violation.</div>
Name: DENNIS S LALMAN Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 1-2018FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/19/2018
Ruling Text: <blockquote> <blockquote> <div><font face=Arial size=3>Respondent Dennis Lalman, as responsible trainer under 9 NYCRR § 4043.4(a), violated Commission rules in that a horse that respondent trained, Alaapatique , competed in the 1st race at Aqueduct Racetrack on December 16, 2017 and (1) the drug Diclofenac had been administered within 48 hours before the scheduled post time of its race in violation of 9 NYCRR § 4043.2(e)(14); and (2) the horse had the substance Diclofenac present in a race-day blood sample taken from the horse, at a concentration in excess of 5 ng/ml (including an assessment of the measurement uncertainty and imprecision of the quantitative threshold) in  plasma as determined by the laboratory conducting tests for the commission in violation of 9 NYCRR § 4043.3(a)(10).</font></div> </blockquote> </blockquote> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times New Roman" size=3>Mr. Dennis Lalman is hereby suspended 30 days and fined $1500. This penalty is reflective of the facts of the investigation as Mr. Lalman used a prescribed medication "Surpass" on said horse Alaapatique without a prescription. </font></div> <div><font face="Times New Roman" size=3>Horse Alaapatique is hereby disqualified and unplaced in the order of finish of the 1st race at Aqueduct Racetrack on December 16, 2017</font></div> <div>Ordered that during your period of suspension, you shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing. You are denied the privileges and use of the grounds for all racetracks, you are forbidden to participate in any share of purses or other payment. Every horse is denied the privileges of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing in New York State, that (a) is owned or trained by you, or by any individuals who serves as you agent or employee during your suspension; or (b) for which you during your suspension are directly or indirectly with training, including any arrangements to care for, train, enter, race, invoice, collect fees or other payments, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advise or other information or otherwise assist with any aspect of the training of such horse.</div> <div>he New Order of finish is</div> <div>1. Wingman</div> <div>2. Scarf it Down</div> <div>3. California Swing</div> <div>4  New Moon</div> <div>5. Shadow Rider</div> <div>6. Battle Ready </div> <div> </div>
Name: DENNIS S LALMAN Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 1-2018INTL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/20/2018 Suspension End: 7/19/2018
Ruling Text: <blockquote> <blockquote> <div><font face=Arial size=3>Respondent Dennis Lalman, as responsible trainer under 9 NYCRR § 4043.4(a), violated Commission rules in that a horse that respondent trained, Alaapatique , competed in the 1st race at Aqueduct Racetrack on December 16, 2017 and (1) the drug Diclofenac had been administered within 48 hours before the scheduled post time of its race in violation of 9 NYCRR § 4043.2(e)(14); and (2) the horse had the substance Diclofenac present in a race-day blood sample taken from the horse, at a concentration in excess of 5 ng/ml (including an assessment of the measurement uncertainty and imprecision of the quantitative threshold) in  plasma as determined by the laboratory conducting tests for the commission in violation of 9 NYCRR § 4043.3(a)(10).</font></div> </blockquote> </blockquote> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times New Roman" size=3>Mr. Dennis Lalman is hereby suspended 30 days and fined $1500. This penalty is reflective of the facts of the investigation as Mr. Lalman used a prescribed medication "Surpass" on said horse Alaapatique without a prescription. </font></div> <div><font face="Times New Roman" size=3>Horse Alaapatique is hereby disqualified and unplaced in the order of finish of the 1st race at Aqueduct Racetrack on December 16, 2017</font></div> <div>Ordered that during your period of suspension, you shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing. You are denied the privileges and use of the grounds for all racetracks, you are forbidden to participate in any share of purses or other payment. Every horse is denied the privileges of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing in New York State, that (a) is owned or trained by you, or by any individuals who serves as you agent or employee during your suspension; or (b) for which you during your suspension are directly or indirectly with training, including any arrangements to care for, train, enter, race, invoice, collect fees or other payments, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advise or other information or otherwise assist with any aspect of the training of such horse.</div> <div>he New Order of finish is</div> <div>1. Wingman</div> <div>2. Scarf it Down</div> <div>3. California Swing</div> <div>4  New Moon</div> <div>5. Shadow Rider</div> <div>6. Battle Ready </div> <div> </div>
Name: MATTHEW T HARTMAN Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18086PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A N ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #509861296 OF MATTHEW T. HARTMAN I S HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-27 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: issued in error

15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules.

Name: PATRICK DENIS LACHANCE Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 48-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #5 (IMSTAYNALIVE) in race 4 you did kick your horse in the stretch.</div>
Name: DANIEL DUBE Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 78-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving # 5 KENNEL BUDDY in race # 4 at Yonkers on 6/17/18 Mr. Dube did commit an euro rail violation at the top of the stretch. He has been fined $ 100.00 for this infraction.</div>
Name: BRIAN J SEARS Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 77-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2018 Suspension End: 6/19/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving # 1 CABBIE'S DELIGHT in Race # 1 at Yonkers  Mr. Sears did cause interference with # 5 ART HISTORY in deep stretch. He finished 4th and was placed 6th for this infraction .  Having waived his right to appeal Mr. Sears has been suspended  (8) days redued to (3) .  </div>
Name: Pablo Fragoso Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 11-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Pablo Fragoso is hereby fined $500.00 for misuse of the crop in the 2nd race at Belmont Park on June 15, 2018.</div> <div>(Striking his mount more 5 times consecutive without giving his mount a chance to respond and excessive use of the crop) This after haven been previously warned</div>
Name: BRIAN J SEARS Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 77-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2018 Suspension End: 6/19/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: GARY L JOHNSON Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18021PI Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE "AESOP", NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 7TH RACE, JUNE 17, 2018 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE JUNE 29, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 9, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: TARA KATHLEEN HYNES Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18085PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511160242 OF TARA K. HYNES IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ANTHONY ROBERT FULCO Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18084PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A TRAINER LICENSE THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511160691 OF ANTHONY R. FULCO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: OCTAVIA L RAPPOPORT Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 6-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div><font face=Calibri size=2>As trainer of record for horse #4  ISABELLA'S DIAMOND  From the 10 Race  at Tioga Downs Friday june 15th  race, you did change the driver after program time.</font></div>
Name: OCTAVIA L RAPPOPORT Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 7-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record for race 11 horse #8 A TUNEFULL HEART at Tioga Downs on Saturday, June 16, 2018 you did change drivers after programming time.</div>
Name: ERIC PALACIO Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22883 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported at 224.5pg/ml in post-race urine of sample DD55386 taken from “Fastdown”, second finisher of race 4, May 26, 2018, at Delta Downs.). Upon notification, Trainer Eric Palacio declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Clenbuterol above the permitted level. Trainer Eric Palacio is hereby fined $1000 and “Fastdown” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: TRAVIS MATHEW WHEELER Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-110 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Travis Wheeler having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 16, 2018, for failure to have his entry,”The Louisiana Hitman” in the paddock at the designated time for the 4th race on June 15. 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Travis Wheeler a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 16.2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-25 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr. was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 16, 2018, for working unlicensed help on June 11, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Martin Orona Sr. in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). This fine is to be paid on or before July 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

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

Name: JOHN P CUMMINGS Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 25-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #3 (Cashco) in the 4th race, you did commit a eurorail violation in the stretch.</div>
Name: JOHN P CUMMINGS Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 25-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 6/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22873 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required workout resulting in the late scratch of “Pocket Strike” from race 6, June 14, 2018, at Delta Downs.
Name: DENNIS JAMES WHITTEMORE Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 10-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/25/2018 Suspension End: 6/27/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: DENNIS JAMES WHITTEMORE Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 10-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/25/2018 Suspension End: 6/27/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #2 PRINCESS GAZELA in the 5th race at Vernon Downs on Friday June 8, 2018, in the stretch you bore in and interfered with #6 HAZELS DREAM. Having reviewed previous penalties, having waived your right to a hearing and considering the circumstances, your 8 day suspension is reduced to 3 days, 07/01/2018 - 07/03/2018 inclusive. You are eligible to drive on 07/04/2018.</div>
Name: SHAWN T GRAY Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 39-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Just A Little Evil) on 6/3/18, you did cross the inside limits of the course near the top of the stretch finishing.  </div>
Name: WILLIAM K DIBENEDETTO Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 47-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2018 Suspension End: 6/25/2018
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal.  While driving #2 (Santini) in race 2 on 5/31/18 you did come out late and put a wheel under #8 (Racingtowardadream) approaching the half mile pole.  You finished 2nd and were disqualified and placed 3rd for this infraction.</div>
Name: WILLIAM K DIBENEDETTO Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 47-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2018 Suspension End: 6/25/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JORDAN J DERUE Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 40-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4 (Piercewave Hanover) on 6/3/18, you removed your foot from the stirrup during the race for reason(s) other than removing a foot briefly for the purpose of pulling ear plugs.</div>
Name: DOLORES D BASILONE Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 41-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #3 (Wicked Nick) that raced on 6/3/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: JUSTIN V HUCKABONE Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 11-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/25/2018 Suspension End: 5/24/2019
Ruling Text: <div>While on the grounds of Vernon Downs you did possess hypodermic equipment in violation of the above stated rules. Future violations of these rules may result in revocation of your license. Having reviewed previous penalties, having waived your right to a hearing and considering the circumstances, your 730 day suspension is reduced to 365 days, 05/25/2018 - 05/24/2019 inclusive. You will be eligible to participate on 05/25/2019. </div>
Name: JUSTIN V HUCKABONE Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 11-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/25/2018 Suspension End: 5/24/2019
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: DARREN P RYBKA Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 43-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #5 (I'm An Angel) that raced on 6/7/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: JANE E HERRMANN Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 46-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>On 6/14/18 you did make a driver change after programming time for race 11 #5 (Strange Hanover)</div>
Name: AMANDA M KELLEY Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 42-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As the trainer of #5 (Ej's Last Dance) that raced on 6/3/18, you are responsible for not having you or your representative accompany the horse in the test barn at a time prescribed by the test barn supervising inspector. </div>
Name: JASON A CONLEY Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18029 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/15/2018 Suspension End: 9/2/2018
Ruling Text: Groom Jason Andrew Conley appeared and represented himself before the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards on June 14, 2018, in response to a Notice of Hearing Dated June 7, 2018. The hearing was called to consider an alleged violation of Minnesota Racing Commission Rule 7877.0155 H. entitled Conditions Precedent to Licensing and paragraph H states: "The licensee will conduct himself in a manner that is not detrimental to the best interests of racing.'' On June 3, 2018, after bringing Cause for Magic to the saddling enclosure for Trainer Patrick Fields to race in the 7th Race, Conley was reported to have gone to Stall 13 and urinated, which was subsequently confirmed in both an MRC Investigative Report and a Canterbury Park Security Report. Further, Canterbury management excluded Conley pending the conduct of a Stewards' Hearing. The Stewards find that Conley grossly violated the code of conduct and common decency in an area easily viewed by the public and determine his actions to be detrimental to the best interests of racing. Therefore, Groom Jason Andrew Conley is hereby suspended for 90 days (with credit for 11 days while excluded by Canterbury) from June 15 through September 1, 2018 . During the period of Conley's suspension, he is denied access to all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the MRC. Once his suspension has ended, Conley must appear before the Board of Stewards at Canterbury Park before the meet has ended, or, thereafter, the Executive Director of the Minnesota Racing Commission to assess his fitness for reissuance of his license.

Minnesota Rules 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp.1.A.C.D.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0155 H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing)

Name: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-20 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Mauro Salcedo was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 15, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “HIGH MOONFLASH” in the 1st race on June 10, 2018, Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Mauro Salcedo. a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: JULIAN SERRANO Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18023 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Julian Serrano is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for misjudging the finish line when he stood in the saddle for three strides inside the sixteenth pole on Specialcowboycorona thereby costing his mount a better placing when finishing third in a tight photo finish in the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 7, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees). Subp. 3.M.-Jockeys and apprentice jockeys. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish). Subp. 4.-All horses shall be ridden out. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines). Subp. 1.-Imposition of fines; Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: JOSE ANTONIO SILVA Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18022 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jose Antonio Silva is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Fifty ($250) for failing to provide accurate information pertaining to a suspension when submitting his 2018 license application on May 11, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp. 1.A.-General authority; Subp. 2.A-Specific duties and responsibilities of stewards. 7877.0155 C. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing). 7897.0130 Schedule of Fines) Subp. 1-Imposition of fines; Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 3.B.-Assignment of categories; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: FRANCISCO ARRIETA Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18021 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End: 6/20/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Francisco Arrieta is hereby suspended four racing days, June 16, 17, 21 and 22 for careless riding by failing to restrain Ordinary Love from bearing out several paths and interferring with Soaring Now during the stretch run of the 3rd Race on June 8, 2018 at Canterbury Park resulting in Ordinary Love being disqualified from 3rd and placed 4th.

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

Name: LEANDRO DAROCHA GONCLAVES Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18024 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Leandro Goncalves is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Ain'tseentheball more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 8th Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: LEANDRO DAROCHA GONCLAVES Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18025 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Leandro Goncalves is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount The Checotah Kid more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 9th Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2018 (2nd whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: LEANDRO DAROCHA GONCLAVES Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18026 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Leandro Goncalves is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Benson Hillbilly more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2018 (3rd whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: Ismael Suarez Ricardo Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18028 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ismael Suarez-Ricardo is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Marfilmio more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: SANTIAGO JOSE GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18027 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Santiago Gonzalez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Pinup Girl more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the $50,000-guaranteed Minnesota Turf Distaff, the 6th Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: JAMES SULLIVAN ACQUILANO Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Finger Lakes
Ruling Number: FL 8-2018INTL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/17/2018 Suspension End: 6/23/2018
Ruling Text: <div>Having received a report from the NYS Gaming Commission Equine Drug Testing Laboratory of the finding of<em> Phenylbutazone</em> in the body fluid sample taken from the horse "First In Class" (#4), which finished 2nd in the sixth race on May 15, 2018, and having waived his right to appeal, Owner/Trainer James Acquilano is suspended for 7 calendar days effective Sunday, June 17 through Saturday, June 23, 2018, inclusive, and fined $250.</div> <div>Furthermore, "First In Class" is disqualified from any part of the purse and the stewards order the purse redistributed as follows:</div> <ol> <ol> <ol> <li>(#3) Dorees Giant Neal</li> <li>(#1) Game of Stones</li> <li>(#8) Bo’ Hopes</li> <li>(#9) Royal Burgh</li> <li>(#2) Artus Court</li> <li>(#6) Atomium</li> <li>(#5) Times the Essents</li> <li>(#7) Cowboy Chrome</li> </ol> </ol> </ol> <div>During his period of suspension, Owner/Trainer James Acquilano shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing and is denied privileges and use of the grounds of New York State race tracks and he shall be forbidden to participate in any share of purses.  In addition; every horse shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing this is (A) owned by respondent J. Acquilano, no individual shall continue to serve as his agent or employee during his period of suspension, or (B) for which he directly or indirectly makes or executes, during his period of suspension, any arrangement with an owner or other person to care for, train, enter in a race, invoice, collect fees or other payments related to, employ workers or otherwise handle.</div>
Name: NOELANI LOUISE JENSEN Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-8 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #56 DATE: 6/12/2018 NAME: Noelani Jensen DOB: 12/29/1988 PERMIT: #17702 Jockey Agent

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

The groom permit #22419 issued to Noelani Jensen is hereby cancelled without prejudice as she was issued a permit as a jockey agent.

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

Name: ANTHONY SALGADO Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18088PP Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/20/2018 Suspension End: 6/24/2018
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY ANTHONY SALGADO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS, JUNE 20,2018 THROUGH JUNE 24,2018 INCLUSIVE, FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT "DANCING BULL" TO BEAR OUT THROUGH THE STRETCH CAUSING INTERFERENCE AND INTIMIDATION IN RACE #8 ON JUNE 12,2018 RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 8TH IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). 163.234 CROSSING AND WEAVING. DURING THE RUNNING OF A RACE, WHEN CLEAR, A HORSE MAY BE TAKEN TO ANOTHER PART OF THE COURSE BUT A HORSE MAY NOT CROSS OR WEAVE IN FRONT OF OTHER HORSES IN SUCH A WAY THAT WOULD IMPEDE THEM OR CONSTITUTE OR CAUSE INTERFERENCE OR INTIMIDATION. 163.235 JOSTLING. A HORSE OR JOCKEY MAY NOT WILLFULLY JOSTLE ANOTHER HORSE. 163.471(A) WHENEVER THE COMMISSION, STEWARDS, STARTER OR AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL ACTING UNDER THIS CHAPTER, FINDS A PERSON OR LICENSEE GUILTY OF AN ACT OR OMISSION IN VIOLATION OF EITHER THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THIS CHAPTER
Name: JOSEPH BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 76-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/13/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JOSEPH BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 76-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/13/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving # 1 ABNER THE GREAT in race # 9 at Yonkers on 6/9/18 Mr. Bongiorno did  have the lead before the 1/4 pole and  did take back quickly in front of a field of horses so as to cause confusion .  Having waived his right to appeal this decision, he has been suspended (8) days reduced to (3) .  </div>
Name: JAY PATRICK BERNARDINI Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-7 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #53 DATE: 6/11/2018 NAME: Jay Bernardini DOB: 9/12/1966 PERMIT: #23351 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Jay Bernardini is hereby fined $200.00 (two hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Failure to have “Fleek” present in the paddock for the 6th race on Monday, June 11, 2018 necessitating a late scratch.

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

Name: DAVID F MCGINNIS Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 2-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While warming up your horse (Im An Art Major) that raced in the ninth race, you went through the fifth race post parade.  Horses called for the race shall have exclusive right of the course.</div>
Name: MONICA L ORTEGA Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-106 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Monica Ortega having been duly notified appeared telephonically and waived a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers On) at time of entry for “Creative Doux”, entered in the 7th race on June 9, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

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

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

Name: RAYMOND W SCHNITTKER Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 4-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #5 (Major Sugar Rush) in race 12 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Tioga Downs you did cross the inside limits of the course.</div>
Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-99 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. having been duly notified telephonically and waved a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018, for failure to appear in the paddock with entry,”Rueben Cogburn”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 1St race on June 9, 2018 at SunRay Park Race Track.

Licensee is found in violation of .

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

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

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

Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-108 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 2018-SRP-108 Issued in error
Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-105 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End: 7/16/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Carlos Acosta Jr., having been duly notified and appeared telephonically to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Bella Faccia”( Test Sample #: NM 30599), who finished 3rd in the 2nd race on April 28, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Carlos Acosta Jr., and declined..

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

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 16, 2018, through July 15, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($750.00) Seven Hundred and Fifty dollar fine to paid on or before July 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Bella Faccia” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 16, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Carlos Acosta Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carlos Acosta Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

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

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

Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Tioga Downs
Ruling Number: TD 3-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #6 (Filibuster Hanover) in race 7 at Tioga Downs on Sunday, June 10, 2018 you did cross the inside limits of the course.</div>
Name: STANLEY D NOGA Ruling Date: 6/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 36-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While warming up your horse (Real Roxy) on 5/27/18 that raced in the 12th race, you went through the 9th race post parade.  Horses called for a race shall have the exclusive right of the course. </div>
Name: GUADALUPE MUNOZ Ruling Date: 6/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-97 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Guadalupe Munoz Jr. having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, for failure to have his entry,”Comin to Your Town” in the paddock at the designated time for the 9th race on June 8. 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Guadulupe Munoz Jr. a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 9.2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: BILLY A DOBSON Ruling Date: 6/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 38-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While post parading the horse (Jelectric) that raced on 5/28/18, you engaged in conversation.</div>
Name: HENRY H WESTBROOK Ruling Date: 6/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 37-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While post parading the horse (Lisa Jane) that raced on 5/28/18, you engaged in conversation.  </div>
Name: MICHAEL G CAPRIO Ruling Date: 6/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 24-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 M I SEVEN in the 9th race, you did commit a eurorail violation.</div>
Name: TRACY J HEBERT Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-14 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Tracy Hebert, was summoned and failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative for film review regarding the 8th race on June 3, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Tracy Hebert in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: Truman E Gale Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 9-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/13/2018
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #7 PUDGE'S PASTIME in the first race at Vernon Downs on Friday June I, 2018, after the start you bore in and interfered with #4 MRS KRABAPPEL. Having reviewed previous penalties, having waived your right to a hearing and considering the circumstances,  your 8 day suspension is reduced to 3 days, 06/11/2018 - 06/13/2018 inclusive. You are eligible to drive on 06/14/2018.</div>
Name: Truman E Gale Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Vernon Downs
Ruling Number: VD 9-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/13/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: WILLIAM K DIBENEDETTO Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 43-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #7 (Sturgeon Seelster) in race 3 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole.</div>
Name: JENNIFER LYNN LAPPE Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 44-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #2 (Lucky Man) in race 4 you did remove your foot from the stirrup for a purpose other than removal of earplugs. </div>
Name: CORY R STRATTON Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 45-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3 (Camcracker Dynasty) in race 6 you did kick your horse at the top of the stretch.</div>
Name: Joseph Kowalski Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 42-2018AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2018 Suspension End: 6/9/2018
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: Joseph Kowalski Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 42-2018INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2018 Suspension End: 6/9/2018
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal.  While driving #6 (Camwiser) in race 11 you did bear in and put a wheel under #5 (So Unexpected) after the start causing interference to him.  You finished 4th and were disqualified and placed 8th for this infraction.</div>
Name: BRUCE A ALDRICH Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 41-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (Artistic Cruiser) in race 6 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. </div>
Name: GAETAN J BRUNET Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 23-2018AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: GAETAN J BRUNET Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Buffalo Raceway
Ruling Number: BR 23-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record for horse #2 (Namje)  in the 5th race, you did change the driver after program time.</div>
Name: RICHARD D ZERON Ruling Date: 6/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 40-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to have your horse properly equipped to race on 6/4/18 in race 2 post #6 (INANEWYORKMINUTE) thus causing a delay in the start of the race.</div>
Name: BRENT PATRICK TERRY Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18032PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. STABLE EMPLOYEE BRENT PATRICK TERRY IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE JULY 7, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 17, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: JOELE (JOE) R GIBBS Ruling Date: 6/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18022PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. Your license is hereby revoked pursuant to violations of the provisions of 58 Pa. Code 165.35 (2) (vi) has falsified answers or made misrepresentations to the Commission in his application for license, and Section 163.57 (v) Has violated a rule, regulation or order of the Commission. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: CLAUDE L HUCKABONE Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 39-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive when programmed on 6/4/18 in race 11 post position  #6 (Chasing Stardom) thus causing a late driver change. </div>
Name: JOHN N STARK Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 36-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #5 (Miss Muscle) in race 5 you did commit a eurorail violation at the top of the stretch.</div>
Name: MARK J MACDONALD Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 37-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (Perfect Summer K) in race 7 you did engage in conversation during the post parade.</div>
Name: JAMES ALAN MORRILL Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 38-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3 (Special Miss) in race 7 you did engage in conversation during the post parade.</div>
Name: LEO O'BRIEN Ruling Date: 6/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 10-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Leo O'Brien is hereby fined $500.00 for failure to tend to business in a proper manner.(failure to follow proper Lasix procedure In the 9th race at Belmont Park on June 1, 2018 which necessitated a late scratch.Having appealed a stay has been granted.</div>
Name: ANGEL SAEZ-ARROYO Ruling Date: 6/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Belmont Park
Ruling Number: BL 9-2018INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Angel Arroyo is hereby fined $2000.00 for careless riding during the running of the 4th race at Belmont Park on May 28,2018. (failure to maintain a straight course with your mount in the stretch and failure to have proper clearance with your mount when drifting out in the stretch)This after having been previously warned.</div>
Name: SALVADOR FLORES Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22832 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to declare an equiptment change (flipping halter) for his scheduled starter Cajun Diva in race 9, June 1, 2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: THOMAS J LURITO Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 18092PP Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. VETERINARIAN THOMAS J. LURITO IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECK #109 DATED JUNE 1,2018 TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN VOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. 163.12 ISSUANCE OR PASSING OF BAD CHECKS. A PERSON MAY NOT ISSUE A CHECK IN PAYMENT FOR A LICENSE FEE, FINE, NOMINATION OR ENTRY FEE, OR OTHER FEES, OR FOR SERVICES OR SUPPLIES WHEN THE PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD REASONABLY KNOW THAT THE CHECK WILL BE REFUSED FOR PAYMENT BY THE BANK UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN, OR THAT THE ACCOUNT UPON WHICH IT IS WRITTEN DOES NOT CONTAIN SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF THE CHECK, OR THAT THE CHECK IS WRITTEN ON A CLOSED ACCOUNT OR A NONEXISTENT ACCOUNT. FINE IS DUE BY JULY 6,2018 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 7,2018 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: UBALDO CRUZ LUNA Ruling Date: 5/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22808 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/3/2018 Suspension End: 10/9/2018
Ruling Text:
Suspended for seven calendar days June 3, 2018 through June 9, 2018 inclusive, for careless riding aboard Look To Monte Crisco, during the running of race 2, May 25, 2018, at Delta Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount from first to fourth place,. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: UBALDO CRUZ LUNA Ruling Date: 5/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22808-ASC Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/3/2018 Suspension End: 10/9/2018
Ruling Text:
RE: 22808 - Appeal Submitted to Commission; Suspensive appeal granted by LSRC on May 31, 2018.
Name: UBALDO CRUZ LUNA Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22808-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/3/2018 Suspension End: 10/9/2018
Ruling Text:
RE: 22808 - Appeal Withdrawn on 7/8/18. Days assigned at the regulary scheduled LSRC meeting on July 16, 2018. Stewards' ruling 22808 upheld. Suspension as follows: 10/03/18 through 10/09/2018.
Name: Rolando Cabrera Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22807 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/3/2018 Suspension End: 10/9/2018
Ruling Text:
Suspended for seven calendar days June 3, 2018 through June 9, 2018 inclusive, for careless riding aboard, Jls Rebs B Gone, during the running of race 1, May 25, 2018, at Delta Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount, from first to fourth place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: Rolando Cabrera Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22807-ASG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/3/2018 Suspension End: 10/9/2018
Ruling Text:
RE: 22807 - On May 31, 2018 the LSRC granted a suspensive appeal. Case heard by LSRC on 7/16/18; Not Present: The LSRC upheld the stewards' ruling and ordered the days of suspension from 10/03/18 through 10/09/18.
Name: DAVID L BARNES Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22804-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 22804 - Modified Penalty: Case heard by LSRC on July 16, 2018; Stewards ruling 22804 upheld; Six month suspension set aside  in lieu of six months probation with rehab and further urinalysis.
Name: DAVID L BARNES Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22804 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Tested positive for Dangerous Substance Abuse, (third or more offenses). Suspended six months and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Case referred to the Louisiana State Racing Commission for further action.
Name: MICHAEL EUGENE JONES Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-31 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/5/2018 Suspension End: 6/19/2018
Ruling Text: On May 26, 2018, the Board of Stewards offered a hearing to Trainer, Michael E. Jones Jr; Permit #11997, SS (xxx-xx-6653) to which he waived his right to a hearing regarding a medication violation pertaining to his horse “I Need You” who finished First (1st) in the Third (3rd ) race on Friday, May 11, 2018. The Stewards hereby find the following: The official blood sample #262403, taken on 5/11/18 was reported by Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory, to contain Testosterone, which is a Class 3 drug, with a B Penalty, designation. The permissible threshold for Testosterone in geldings is no greater than 100 pg/ml in blood. Sample #262403 contained 298 +/- 3 pg/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for this drug. The sample was taken from the Two (2) horse, “I Need You”, which ran in the 3rd Race on 5/11/18, finishing First (1st). Mr. Jones elected not to have a split sample tested Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 24.11.o, The Stewards are authorized to take disciplinary action against a permit holder for violating any provision of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule. Pursuant to section 51.1.1a, of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule, 178 W.Va.C.S.R.1: “The trainer is the absolute insurer of and responsible for the condition of the horses he or she enters in an official workout or a race, regardless of the acts of third parties. If testing or analysis of urine, blood or other bodily substances or tissues prove positive showing the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or substance, the trainer of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined. In addition, the owner of the horse, the foreman in charge of the horse, the groom, and any other person shown to have had the care, attendance of the horse may be fined, suspended, have his or her occupational permit revoked, be prohibited access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission, or may be otherwise disciplined.” Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 49.4.a.2., a finding by a Racing 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. Prohibited substances included controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations as set forth in the Association of Racing Commissioners International Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, Version 2.1., contained in Table 178-1 F of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule. Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, Table 178-1 F, the post-race threshold for Testosterone is 100 pg.ml in the blood. Because the amount of Testosterone in “I Need You” exceeded the acceptable threshold set forth in Table 178-1 F, Mr. Jones may be held responsible and his occupational permit disciplined pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, sections 49.a.1. and 51.1.a. The Testosterone positive in “I Need You” is Mr. Jones’ First Offense for a medication/substance violation in a 365 day period. The permit holder has accumulated 0 points under the multiple medication violation point system as a result of the issuance of. Mr. Jones is assessed 4 points for this Testosterone medication/substance violation pursuant to section 49.3.m. of 178 of W.Va.C.S.R.1. The Stewards determine the appropriate penalty for the underlying offense on a case by case basis by considering mitigating and aggravating factors. The following is an analysis of the factors set forth in section 49.1 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule:
  1. (Mitigating) The Permit holder’s past record: The permit holder has no violations in the last 365 days
  2. (Mitigating) The potential of the drug to influence the horse’s racing performance: Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, section 49.2.d, Class 3 drugs may influence performance, but generally have a more limited ability to do so. This is a mitigating factor although it is always of concern to the Stewards when a horse tests in excess of a threshold set forth in the Thoroughbred Racing Rule inasmuch as such thresholds are designed to ensure that horses aren’t racing under the effects of the medication; to allow a state veterinarian conducting a pre-race examination to have as clean a look at the horse as is possible to make sure that the horse does not have some condition that would cause it to harm itself if it races, and to ensure the integrity of racing so that horse aren’t racing under the effect of a medication that could affect performance.]
  3. (Mitigating) The legal availability of the drug: Testosterone is legally available.
  4. Whether there is reason to believe the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug or intentional administered the drug: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this matter it was not established whether or not the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug, or the circumstances under which the drug may have been given. Therefore this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  5. The steps taken by the trainer to safeguard the horse: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this case it is unknown what efforts the trainer made to ensure that the treatment of the horse with Testosterone was done within the withdrawal guidelines and dosing specifications set forth in 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, Table 178-1 F, so as to avoid a positive. Therefore this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  6. The probability of environmental contamination exposure due to human use: This factor is not applicable to this case.
  7. The purse of the race: The races in question was a $5,000 race with a $10,000 purse. The Stewards place no weight, either aggravating or mitigating, based upon the purse in this case.
  8. Whether the drug found was one for which the drug was receiving a treatment as documented by the treating veterinarian licensed to practice in West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this matter it was not established whether or not the horse was being treated by a veterinarian with Testosterone. Therefore, this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  9. Whether there was any suspicious betting pattern in the race: There is no evidence of a suspicious betting pattern in this case and therefore, this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.
  10. Whether the trainer was acting under the advice of a veterinarian licensed to practice in West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission: Inasmuch as there was no hearing in this matter it was not established whether or not the horse was being treated with Testosterone by a veterinarian. Therefore, this factor is not considered in weighing the penalty in this case.

Based on the above, the Stewards hereby impose the following penalty for the underlying offense: Mr. Jones’ horse “I Need You” will be disqualified from all purse money and will have a total of 4 points on his record. With the Testosterone positive being Mr. Jones’ first medication violation in 365 day. Mr. Jones is fined $500 dollars, and suspended 15 calendar days starting June 5th thru and including June 19th 2018. The horse “I Need You” is disqualified from all purse money; Re-Distribution is as following. 1. #6 Deputy Drew 2. #3 Good Sport 3. #7 Heart Over Mind 4. #5 Romanologist 5. #8 Primo Pentimento 6. #1 Chubby Bub

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

Name: CHARLES RONALD HARVATT Ruling Date: 5/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-TAM-32 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018025306 = F.S. 550.2415 = violation -= Flunixin and Phenylbutazone. "Exclusive Zip"
Name: CAROL A SKAWINSKI Ruling Date: 6/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18030PI Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. ISSUING CHECK #2343 DATED MAY 28, 2017 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.12. SECTION 163.12: A person may not issue a check in payment for a license fee, fine, nomination or entry fee or other fees, or for services or supplies when the person knows or should reasonably know that the check will be refused for payment by the bank upon which it is written, or that the account upon which it is written does not contain sufficient funds for payment of the check, or that the check is written on a closed account or a nonexistent account. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). BOTH CHECK AND FINE HAVE BEEN PAID. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: TAYLOR B ORTIZ Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18036PI Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING AN OWNER LICENSE, THE JOCKEY LICENSE #511144284 OF TAYLOR B. RICE, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ANGELA MARIE CASALINOVA Ruling Date: 6/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18025PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to disclose required information. Your Stable Employee License #511161572 is hereby revoked for failure to provide proper confirmation of two forms of identication, in order to conform with the provisions of 58 Pa. Code, Section 163.51 (e). PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: THOMAS R SMITH Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 18160PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE ONE FOR DON 3RD RACE, MAY 26, 2018 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #339306F taken from the horse ONE FOR DON who finished 4TH in the 3RD race, MAY 26, 2018 tested positive for METHOCARBAMOL . Trainer THOMAS R. SMITH waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c) and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse ONE FOR DON is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.303(c) and Commission Directive No. 7-82. The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the race, APRIL 24, 2017, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- RUMBLIN KYLE 2nd- RICK'S SURPRISE 3rd- BUSTIN THE BANK 4th- PATH DEPENDANT 5th- NICK'S POSSE This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 3RD race, MAY 26, 2018. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 163.302(a)(1): A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a substance foreign to the natural horse except as otherwise provided. SECTION 163.303(b): A finding by the Chemist that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that the foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. SECTION 163.303(c): (Commission Directive No. 7-82) A finding by the Chemist of a foreign substance or an approved substance used in violation of this section and 163.301, 163.302 and 163.304--163.308 in a test sample of a horse participating in a race may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 163.315: Urine or blood test reports prepared by the official chemist of the Commission shall be deemed prima facie correct and all steps undertaken in the collection, preservation, handling, and testing thereof shall be presumed correct in the absence of affirmative proof to the contrary. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Eddie Sanchez Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22797 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Misuse of the whip prior to race 8 on 5/25/2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: WILLIE J SIMIEN Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22789 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/24/2018 Suspension End: 7/5/2018
Ruling Text:
Suspended pending payment of the $200 levied against him .
Name: WILLIE J SIMIEN Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 22789-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/24/2018 Suspension End: 7/5/2018
Ruling Text:
RE: 22789 - Restored to Good Standing; Paid fine on 6/1/2018.
Name: SHARON MARY CECCATO Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-3 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #37 DATE: 5/23/2018 NAME: Sharon Ceccato DOB: 10/2/1953 PERMIT: #14007 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Sharon Ceccato is hereby fines $100.00 (one hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-27.1.c. “A written instrument signed by the owner shall accompany the authorized agent’s application for a permit and shall clearly set for the delegated powers of the authorized agent. The owners’ signature shall be acknowledged before a notary public.” Sharon Ceccato is fined for failure to follow licensing procedures to obtain a permit as an authorized agent.

You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: CARLOS A CALCANO Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 18035PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. ASST. TRAINER CARLOS A. CALCANO IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD). FINE DUE JULY 8, 2018. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JULY 18, 2018. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: WILLIE J SIMIEN Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22777 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have his scheduled starter, Blue Got Game, in the paddock on time, resulting in a late scratch from race 5, May 17, 2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: ADAM A TAPIA Ruling Date: 5/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-48 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 25000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/13/2019 Suspension End: 4/12/2022
Ruling Text: Trainer: Adam A. Tapia having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2018, regarding his summary suspension effective April 13, 2018, (2018-SUN-244 and 2018-SUN-245), waived his right to a hearing regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (Class 2 penalty A) drug “Zilpaterol” detected in horse “Ms Elegent Eyes”(Test Sample #: NM30280), who finished in 1st place in the 7th race on March 30, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Adam A. Tapia.

Jorge L. Carrillo, is the owner of record for horse “Ms Elegent Eyes”.

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

This is Adam A. Tapia’s 2nd Class 2A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 3 Year suspension of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-244, April 13, 2019 through April 12, 2022, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. ($25,000) Twnnty-Five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before June 11, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Ms Elegent Eyes” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 180 days (beginning April 13, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. Adam A. Tapia is referred to the Commission before reinstatement.
During said time of applicable suspension, Adam A. Tapia is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Adam A. Tapia are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority

Name: CHARLES RONALD HARVATT Ruling Date: 5/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-TAM-22 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018021459 - F.S. 550.2415 Violation = Flunixin & Phenylbutazone.
Name: CLAUDIA JIHAN QUINTERO Ruling Date: 5/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Naples-ft. Myers Greyhound Track
Ruling Number: 2018-NGT-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018020167 = F.S. 550.2415 = violation = Methocarbamol. "BULL GATOR"
Name: CLAUDIA JIHAN QUINTERO Ruling Date: 5/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Naples-ft. Myers Greyhound Track
Ruling Number: 2018-NGT-4 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint #2018020189 = F.S. 550.2415 = violation = Methocarbamol. "JJ's NIFTY NOBEL"
Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 5/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-24 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/4/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Emilio Cadena III having been duly notified and having a telephonic hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 4th, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation (court judgment) to Janes Gubanski in the amount of $1,926.30 plus 8.75% interest for services rendered.

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

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

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

Name: FRANCESCA ANGELA DE LA FLOR Ruling Date: 4/28/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-91 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/30/2018 Suspension End: 6/29/2018
Ruling Text: OWNER FRANCESCA DE LA FLOR, HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON APRIL 28, 2018 TO ANSWER A COMPLAINT REGARDING CASE 18LA0081, ALLEGING VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (A) (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1547 (FAILURE TO APPEAR). SUSPENSION TO COMMENCE ON APRIL 30, 2018. DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION, ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF FRANCESCA DE LA FLOR ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE). SUBJECT IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: FRANCESCA ANGELA DE LA FLOR Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-91-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/30/2018 Suspension End: 6/29/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-LA-91 - Restored to Good Standing OWNER FRANCESCA DE LA FLOR, HAVING COMPLIED WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) IS RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING. RULING #91, ISSUED AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON APRIL 28, 2018, IS SET ASIDE
Name: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 4/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-9 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/1/2018 Suspension End: 6/30/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Pedro Hernandez having been duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2018, regarding a certificate of analysis from UC Davis (the official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol”, detected in the horse “Himalaya Star” (Test Sample #: NM31843), who finished second in the 9th race on March 13, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and denied. Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For Pedro Hernandez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assesses a penalty of:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 1, 2018, through June 29, 2018 inclusive.
    2. ($1000) One Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before June 1, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l)
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), The Horse ‘Himalaya Star” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning March 27, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Himalaya Star” is hereby disqualified from second place, and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on March 13, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
              1. Senor Pablo
              2. Signature Cat
              3. Officer Griggs
              4. Danny’s Bad Boy
              5. Thundering Faith
              6. Cry Summation
              7. Easy Topper
              8. Badger Mountain
              9. Dudley Studley
Unplaced “Himalaya Star” During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Pedro Hernandez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) . This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility, 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.1.9(B)(9)b: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: CLAUDIA JIHAN QUINTERO Ruling Date: 4/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Naples-ft. Myers Greyhound Track
Ruling Number: 2018-NGT-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018016933 = F.S. 550.2415 = violation = Methocarbamol. "MASKED ADAM WEST"
Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 4/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-248 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/23/2018 Suspension End: 10/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Ochoa was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 13, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Taleas Pride” (Test Sample #: NM29819), who finished 2nd place in the 8th race on January 5, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on February 6, 2018.

Eusebio V. Sanchez, the owner of record for horse “Taleas Pride”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Eusebio V. Sanchez’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

      1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 23, 2018, through October 20, 2018, inclusive.
      2. A ($3,000.00) three thousand dollar fine to paid on or before May 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
      3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Taleas Pride” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning January 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
      4. The horse “Taleas Pride” is hereby disqualified from Second PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 5, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
1.Jess Bordeaux 2.Tyger Power 3.Cartels Star Daddy 4.Fast N Furious Jr 5.Hot Authorization 6.Chill It 7.Heza Wild Dragon 8.Rjs Special Version 9.Call Me a Blazn Chic Unplaced “Taleas Pride

During said time of applicable suspension Gerardo Ochoa is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: EUSEBIO V SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 4/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-249 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Eusebio V. Sanchez was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 13, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Taleas Pride” (Test Sample #: NM29819), who finished 2nd place in the 8th race on January 5, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on February 6, 2018. Gerardo Ochoa, the trainer of record for horse “Taleas Pride”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. This is Gerardo Ochoa’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime. For Eusebio V. Sanchez’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A ($5,000.00) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before May 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Taleas Pride” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning January 20, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    3. The horse “Taleas Pride” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 5, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

1.Jess Bordeaux 2.Tyger Power 3.Cartels Star Daddy 4.Fast N Furious Jr. 5.Hot Authorization 6.Chill It 7.Heza Wild Dragon 8.Rjs Special Version 9.Call Me a Blazn Chic

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

By Order of The Sunland Park Stewards

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

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

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

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

    1. A ($5,000.00) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Tempting Colt” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning February 6, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    3. The horse “Tempting Colt” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Highest Return
                2. Southern Temptation
                3. Stoli Elit
                4. Cool Cash 123
                5. The Louisiana Rocket
                6. Sweet Splenda
                7. California Gurl
                8. Fire N Dice
                9. Frenemy
Unplaced “Tempting ColtLicensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures WAn appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Name: LORENZO VEGA Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-234 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/18/2018 Suspension End: 5/18/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Lorenzo Vega was duly notified represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on April 7, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from February 13, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Tf Im That Guy” (Test Sample #: NM29778), who finished 1st place in the 11th race on December 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on February 6, 2018.

Victor Diaz, the owner of record for horse “Tf Im That Guy”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. This is Victor Diaz’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

Finding of Facts:

    • Lorenzo Vega was the Absolute Insurer and trainer of record at the time of the violation.
    • Tf Im That Guy” did participate in and won the 11th race on December 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, with the prohibited drug “clenbuterol” in his system.
    • Lorenzo Vega was afforded his due process by sending his split sample to Industrial Laboratories, where clenbuterol was confirmed in the sample.
    • Clebuterol is zero tolerance.
    • Approximately 20 horses were sent to the test barn on December 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.Tf Im That Guy” was the only horse that tested positive for Clenbuterol or any other drug.

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

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

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

Name: ENRIQUE PORTILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 4/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-222 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Enrique Portillo Gomez, was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on Apri 6, 2018, for misuse of whip, while aboard “Wild Hurricane” in the 10th race on April 3, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack. (Mid-stretch, struck the #11 in face. The #11 beat the #10.)

The Board of Stewards hereby fine Enrique Portillo Gomez in the amount of three hundred dollars, ($300.00). This fine is to be paid on or before May 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(b) Post to Finish No jockey shall carelessly or willfully jostle, strike or touch another jockey or another jockey's horse or equipment. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice for Jockeys Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 4/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-214 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/8/2018 Suspension End: 5/8/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan M. Esquivel was duly notified and waived his rights to formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 3, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Mister Brooks” (Test Sample #: NM31564), who finished 1st place in the 6th race on February 16, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Juan M. Esquivel.

Hector Parada, the owner of record for horse “Mister Brooks”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Hector Parada’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

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

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

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

Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 4/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-211 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/28/2018 Suspension End: 1/25/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Raul Vega, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on April 1, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from January 21, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “First Fancy Tac(test sample #NC26354) during Out Of Competition Testing on February 6, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Clebuterol was confirmed in the Split Sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 4, 2017.

Juan Poblano, the owner of record for horse “First Fancy Tac”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Juan Poblano’s FIFTH class 3B medication violation in a lifetime. For Raul Vega’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards issue a penalty as follows.

    1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-40 July 28, 2018, through January 24, 2019, inclusive.
    2. ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before May 3, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(3)(7)(c)(8) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(J)(2)(d)(3) Out of Competition Testing/ 16.47.1.8(L)(i)(T)Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license/ 15.2.6.10(B)(1)(2) Absolute insurer/ 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 4/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-211-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/28/2018 Suspension End: 1/25/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-211 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JUAN ERNESTO POBLANO Ruling Date: 4/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-212-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-212 - Modified Ruling to correct Fine omited .

Owner Juan Poblano was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 1, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from January 21, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “First Fancy Tac” (test sample #NC26354) during Out Of Competition Testing on February 6, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Clebuterol was confirmed in the Split Sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 4, 2017. Trainer Raul Vega, the trainer of record for horse “First Fancy Tac”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations,This is Raul Vega’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For owner Juan Poblano’s FIFTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards issue a penalty as follows. 1.. A ($5,000.00) five thousand dollar fine for the 5th Class B violation, to paid on or before May 18, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d), the horse “First Fancy Tac” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 14, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(3)(7)(c)(8) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(J)(2)(d)(3) Out of Competition Testing/ 16.47.1.8(L)(i)(T)Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license/ 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations

Name: JUAN ERNESTO POBLANO Ruling Date: 4/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-212 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Juan Poblano was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on April 1, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from January 21, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “First Fancy Tac(test sample #NC26354) during Out Of Competition Testing on February 6, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Clebuterol was confirmed in the Split Sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 4, 2017.

Trainer Raul Vega, the trainer of record for horse “First Fancy Tac”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This is Raul Vega’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime. For Juan Poblano’s FIFTH Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards issue a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d), the horse “First Fancy Tac” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 14, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(3)(7)(c)(8) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(J)(2)(d)(3) Out of Competition Testing/ 16.47.1.8(L)(i)(T)Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license/ 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations

Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 3/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-198 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Irving Fournier, was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 27, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Irving Fournier failing to be present in the paddock or notify the stewards of another trainer or assistant trainer to saddle entry “CLASSY HOMEWRECKER” in the 7 race on February 20, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Irving Fournier in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 27, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.10 (C)(23) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY personally attending to their horses in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards; if the trainer is excused, the trainer must secure another trainer or assistant trainer who is licensed by the commission to assume those duties 16.47.1.10 (E)(1) SUBSTITUE TRAINER If any licensed trainer is prevented from performing his duties or is absent from the track where he is participating, the stewards shall be immediately notified, and at the same time, a substitute trainer or assistant trainer, acceptable to the stewards, shall be appointed. The stewards shall be advised when the regular trainer resumes his duties 15.2.6.11(E)(13): Trainer Responsibility personally attending in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: FRANCISCO JIMENEZ GALVAN Ruling Date: 3/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-200 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/27/2018 Suspension End: 9/25/2018
Ruling Text: Owner Francisco Galvan was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 27, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Francisco Galvan altering the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, No. 85-480117. The Board of Stewards hereby assess Francisco Galvan a penalty of:
    1. A fine in the amount of two thousand and five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 27, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
    2. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses March 27, 2018, through September 24, 2018, inclusive.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with :16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT MAKING FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING 15.2.1.8(B)(1)COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e)Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check

Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 3/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-199 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan M. Esquivel was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 27, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Juan M. Esquivel failing to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “TO THE TOP FIRST”, entered in the 2ND RACE ON February 24, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Juan M. Esquivel in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to paid on or before April 27, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: SHANE D MILLER Ruling Date: 3/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18002 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 950 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

  1. Miller is fined $950. This is separate and in addition to the fine that was imposed under the settlement agreement and must be paid within 72 hours of receipt of this Order.
  2. Miller shall be ineligible for licensing in Minnesota until he can demonstrate to the MRC Executive Director that his financial responsibility is consistent with the best interests of horse racing in Minnesota such that he can be recommended to the MRC for licensing.
  3. Nothing in this Order changes the terms of the settlement agreement, which remain in effect.

RIGHT TO APPEAL

Miller shall have the right to appeal this decision by filing a written request for appeal to the MRC Executive Director within three days after receipt of this order. Any such appeal shall be governed by Minn. R. 7897.0150 through 7897.0180.

Name: SERGIO A IBARRA Ruling Date: 3/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-179 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/19/2018 Suspension End: 4/18/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Sergio Ibarra was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 18, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” and the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug) detected in the urine of horse “Lett Her Dominate” (Test Sample #: NM28622), who finished 2nd place in the 3rd race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 123 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Sergio Ibarra.

Rafael Saenz, the owner of record for horse “Lett Her Dominate”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Rafael Saenz’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime and FIRST class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Sergio Ibarra’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime and FIRST class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 19, 2018, through April 17, 2018 inclusive.
    2. (Clenbuterol Positive) A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before April 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. (Dexamethasone Positive) A ($1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
During said time of applicable suspension Sergio Ibarra is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained by or under the care of Sergio Ibarra are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by or in the care and custody of Sergio Ibarra must done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-161 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/1/2018 Suspension End: 7/1/2019
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Martin Orona Jr. was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on March 10, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Daniel Marquez from January 14, 2018, to January 28, 2018, and then continued again to March 10, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty B drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Watch For Corona”(Test Sample #: NM13234), who finished third place in the 3rd race on June 13, 2015, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack in Albuquerque, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on August 4, 2015.

Victor Diaz, the owner of horse “Watch For Corona”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Victor Diaz’s THIRD Class 3B medication in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations.

For Trainer Martin Orona Jr.’s THIRD Class 3B medication in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-73, July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(A)(3)Medications and Prohibited Substances/ 15.2.6.9(C) Medications and Prohibited Substances/15.2.6.9(D)(1-3) Medications and Prohibited Substances/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1-3)Absolute Insurer/16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules.15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-151-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/14/2018 Suspension End: 4/13/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-151 - Modified Ruling15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. SUSPENSION DATES CORRECTED Owner/Authorized Agent/Trainer Justin Evans was duly notified and represented telephonically by his attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on March 9, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Gene Chavez from February 10, 2018 to February 25, 2018 and then continued again to March 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM30226. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher Dapirate” following the 8th race on November 26, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 47 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 59.1±3.1 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on January 4, 2018.

Larry Nichols, Denise Nichols, and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick), the owners of record for horse “Dapirate”, were duly notified for a hearing on February 25, 2018. Denise Nichols, failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. Larry Nichols and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick) waived their rights to a formal hearing. This is their first Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365 day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS

For Justin Evans’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365 day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

        1. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 14, 2018, through April 12, 2018, inclusive.
15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances -Procedures shall be established to ensure that a licensed trainer is not able to benefit financially during the period for which the individual has been suspended. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that horses are not transferred to a licensed person within the first degree of affinity (marriage relationship) or first degree of consanguinity (blood relationship): (a) first degree of affinity shall mean the licensee’s spouse or spouse’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter; (b) first degree of consanguinity shall mean the licensee’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION The transfer of a horse to avoid application of a commission rule or ruling is prohibited. During said time of applicable suspension Justin Evans is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Justin Evans are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-151 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/14/2018 Suspension End: 4/13/2018
Ruling Text: Owner/Authorized Agent/Trainer Justin Evans was duly notified and represented telephonically by his attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on March 9, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Gene Chavez from February 10, 2018 to February 25, 2018 and then continued again to March 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM30226. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher Dapirate” following the 8th race on November 26, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 47 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 59.1±3.1 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on January 4, 2018.

Larry Nichols, Denise Nichols, and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick), the owners of record for horse “Dapirate”, were duly notified for a hearing on February 25, 2018. Denise Nichols, failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. Larry Nichols and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick) waived their rights to a formal hearing. This is their first Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365 day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS

For Justin Evans’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365 day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

        1. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 16, 2018, through April 14, 2018, inclusive.
15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances -Procedures shall be established to ensure that a licensed trainer is not able to benefit financially during the period for which the individual has been suspended. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that horses are not transferred to a licensed person within the first degree of affinity (marriage relationship) or first degree of consanguinity (blood relationship): (a) first degree of affinity shall mean the licensee’s spouse or spouse’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter; (b) first degree of consanguinity shall mean the licensee’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION The transfer of a horse to avoid application of a commission rule or ruling is prohibited. During said time of applicable suspension Justin Evans is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Justin Evans are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: RONALD DAVID Ruling Date: 3/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 18-WRD-012A Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR RONALD DAVID PAID HIS FINE IN FULL AS STIPULATED IN WRD STEWARDS ORDER #18-WRD-012 AND IS RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING WITH THE OHRC EFFECTIVE 3/6/2018.
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 3/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM29786. The test sample was taken from the winner Western Warning” following the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 1630 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Western Warning”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine divided between the two owners, Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy ($2,500 each), to be paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Western Warning” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Western Warning” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Keep On Zenon On
                2. Wheredoesthecashgo
                3. Pac Sum Heat
                4. Big Boom
                5. Tucker D
Unplaced “Western WarningLicensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-140 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Owners Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM29786. The test sample was taken from the winner Western Warning” following the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM.

The certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 1630 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Western Warning”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine divided between the two owners, Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy ($2,500 each), to be paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Western Warning” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Western Warning” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

1.Keep On Zenon On 2.Wheredoesthecashgo 3.Pac Sum Heat 4.Big Boom 5.Tucker D

Unplaced “Western WarningLicensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-140 - Appeal Submitted
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-140 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- a STAY was issued for the fines related to this ruling. See documents, or Tina
Name: CHARLES RONALD HARVATT Ruling Date: 3/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tampa Bay Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-TAM-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018009280 - F.S. 550.2415 violation = Flunixin & Phenylbutazone.
Name: DARRELL W GLOVER Ruling Date: 2/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: St. Johns Greyhound Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SJG-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018007286, F.S. 550.2415 violation = Methocarbamol.
Name: DARRELL W GLOVER Ruling Date: 2/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: St. Johns Greyhound Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SJG-4 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint #2018007300 - F.S. 550.2415 violation = Methocarbomal.
Name: HUGO ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 2/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-122 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Hugo Esquivel was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on February 25, 2018. Hugo Esquivel entered horse “DISPICABLE ME” without the trainer’s permission, which resulted in a scratch from the 7th race on January 12, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Hugo Esquivel in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 30, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.10(C)(17) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: 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. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: EASTON E DESOUZA Ruling Date: 2/24/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-8 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Unlicensed permit holder Easton Desouza, having met his financial obligations, Ruling #318 dated October 19, 2004, Mr. Desouza is hereby restored to good standings.
Name: CLAUDIA JIHAN QUINTERO Ruling Date: 2/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Naples-ft. Myers Greyhound Track
Ruling Number: 22839 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint # 2018007341 - F.S. 550.2415 violation = Methocarbamol.
Name: JENNIVIEVE MARIE BURTON Ruling Date: 2/17/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2018-CT-6 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, JENNIVIEVE M. BURTON, Permit # 12334; SS# xxx-xx-8650, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100) Dollars for violation of Rule of Racing # 178-1-26.3.h which reads: “Each trainer is responsible for personally attending to his or her horses in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof. Provided that, a trainer may designate, or request that the stewards designate, another person holding a trainer or assistant trainer permit to perform such duties. Provided further that, such designee shall not have an interest in another horse in the race. A trainer who wishes to designate another trainer or assistant trainer or who wishes to have the stewards make such designation shall give oral or written notification to the stewards no later than one hour before post time.” Trainer Burton failed to appear in the paddock to saddle Cotton Princess in the Second race on February 15, 2018 and made no arraignments for a substitute trainer to saddle. Trainer Burton had been warned on previous occasions. All fines imposed by the Board of Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) Days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per West Virginia Rule of Racing #178-1-8.5.n You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00
Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 2/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-82 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/20/2018 Suspension End: 3/22/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Esteban Ramirez was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 10, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Charlies Soldier”(Test Sample #: NM29645), who finished 4th place in the 5th race on December 12, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Esteban Ramirez.

Carlos Ortiz, the owner of record for horse “Charlies Soldier”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. This is Carlos Ortiz’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 20, 2018 through March 21, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before March 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, Esteban Ramirez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21) Exclusion. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of , Esteban Ramirez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) Exclusion.

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

Name: GERALD E. MARR Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-80-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-80 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. "Affidavit" corrected to "Certificate of Anaylsis"

Trainer/Owner Gerald E. Marr was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards February 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a Certificate of Anaylsis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited drug “D-Methamphetamine” detected in horse “Alpha Doll ”(Test Sample NM27919), who finished 1st place in the 10th race on August 27, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. D-Methamphetamine was confirmed in the Split Sample by Industrial Laboratories on November 8, 2017. AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES:

    • As the trainer, Gerald Marr, is responsible to guard and protect his horses from the acts of third parties, per 16.47.1.10(B)(1).
    • The horse, “Alpha Doll”, was trained by and in the care and custody of trainer Gerald Marr.
    • The horse “Alpha Doll” did participate in the 10th race on August 27, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and placed first with a prohibited substance in her system.
MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES:
    • Gerald E. Marr, a licensed trainer for approximately 50 years, has no prior major medication violations.
    • More likely than not, human contamination was a factor.
After considering the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, the Board of Stewards hereby issue Gerald E. Marr a penalty as follows.
        1. A ($2,500.00) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 11, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8(B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(a), 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(10),the horse “Alpha Doll” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 12, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until it passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        3. The horse “Alpha Doll” is hereby disqualified from FIRST Place and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on August 27, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Royal Cha Cha
                                2. Kit Paranod
                                3. Winter Home
                                4. Miss Domesius
                                5. Hottothetouch
Unplaced “Alpha DollLicensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.
Name: GERALD E. MARR Ruling Date: 2/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-80 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner Gerald E. Marr was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards February 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited drug “D-Methamphetamine” detected in horse “Alpha Doll ”(Test Sample NM27919), who finished 1st place in the 10th race on August 27, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. D-Methamphetamine was confirmed in the Split Sample by Industrial Laboratories on November 8, 2017.

AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES:

    • As the trainer, Gerald Marr, is responsible to guard and protect his horses from the acts of third parties, per 16.47.1.10(B)(1).
    • The horse, “Alpha Doll”, was trained by and in the care and custody of trainer Gerald Marr.
    • The horse “Alpha Doll” did participate in the 10th race on August 27, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and placed first with a prohibited substance in her system.
MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES:
    • Gerald E. Marr, a licensed trainer for approximately 50 years, has no prior major medication violations.
    • More likely than not, human contamination was a factor.

After considering the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, the Board of Stewards hereby issue Gerald E. Marr a penalty as follows.

        1. A ($2,500.00) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 11, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8(B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(a), 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(10),the horse “Alpha Doll” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 12, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until it passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        3. The horse “Alpha Doll” is hereby disqualified from FIRST Place and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on August 27, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Royal Cha Cha
                                2. Kit Paranod
                                3. Winter Home
                                4. Miss Domesius
                                5. Hottothetouch
Unplaced “Alpha DollLicensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.
Name: DONALD JAMES MELANCON Ruling Date: 2/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22575 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Pre-race blood sample AA49732 taken from "Midge's Magic" the winner of race 7, January 24, 2018 at Delta Downs, was reported at 38.675 which is an overage of the allowable total dissolved carbon dioxide. A formal Stewards' Hearing was held on 2/9/2018. The stewards concluded that the condition resulting from the above mentioned test is adverse to the best interest of racing in that it alters the normal physiological state. Trainer Donald Melancon is fined the sum of $1000 and Midge's Magic is disqualified and declared unplaced. The purse is ordered redistributed.
Name: DONALD JAMES MELANCON Ruling Date: 2/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22575-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 22575 - Appeal Submitted to Commission: Suspensive Appeal granted on Feb. 15, 2018. Case heard by LSRC on July 16, 2018. Stewards ruling 22575 upheld.
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 4/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-40-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/28/2018 Suspension End: 7/28/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-40 - Appeal Submitted
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 4/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-40-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/28/2018 Suspension End: 7/28/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-40 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- See Documentation
Name: RAUL VELARDE VEGA Ruling Date: 1/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-40 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/28/2018 Suspension End: 7/28/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Raul Vega, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on January 19, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from January 7, 2018, (at the request of Daniel Marquez). The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Not Holding Back(test sample #NC26355) during Out Of Competition Testing on February 6, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Clebuterol was confirmed in the Split Sample sent to Industrial Laborites on May 4, 2017.

Juan Poblano and Ricardo A. Bernal were the owners of record for horse “Not Holding Back”. Juan Poblano was duly notified and appeared with attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. Ricardo A. Bernal was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, this is Juan Poblano’s FOURTH class 3B medication violation in a lifetime and Ricardo A. Bernal’s SECOND class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

    1. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 28, 2018, through July 28, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before February 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, Raul Vega is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Raul Vega are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) . Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(3)(7)(c)(8) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(J)(2)(d)(3) Out of Competition Testing/ 16.47.1.8(L)(i)(T)Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license/ 15.2.6.10(B)(1)(2) Absolute insurer/ 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations

Name: JOSE Q MONTOYA Ruling Date: 1/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-35 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jose Montoya was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his disciplinary hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on January 14, 2018. Jose Montoya failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement (entry “FIRST SUMMER LOVE”) in the 6th race on December 22, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jose Montoya in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: CLAUDIA JIHAN QUINTERO Ruling Date: 1/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Naples-ft. Myers Greyhound Track
Ruling Number: 2018-NGT-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ADMIN COMPLAINT # 2018001132 - F.S. 550.2415 violation = Methocarbamol.
Name: JAMES HURVEY STARKEY Ruling Date: 12/14/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-163 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On December 9, 2017, the Board of Stewards offered a hearing to Owner/Trainer James H. Starkey, to which he waived his right to a hearing regarding a medication violation pertaining to his horse “All Blinged Out” who finished First (1st) in the seventh (7th) race on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The Stewards hereby find the following: The official blood sample #240046, taken on 11/30/17 was reported by Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory, to contain Dexamethasone, which is a Class 4 drug, with a C Penalty, designation. The permissible threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in blood. Sample #240046 contained 11.8 pg/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for this drug. The sample was taken from the Two (2) horse, “All Blinged Out”, which ran in the Seventh Race on 11/30/17, finishing first. Mr. Starkey elected not to have a split sample tested Pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, Table 178-1 F, the post-race threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 pg.ml in the blood. Because the amount of Dexamethasone in “All Blinged Out” exceeded the acceptable threshold set forth in Table 178-1 F, Mr. Starkey may be held responsible and his occupational permit disciplined pursuant to 178 W. Va. C.S.R. 1, sections 49.a.1. and 51.1.a. The Dexamethasone positive in “All Blinged Out” is Mr. Starkey’s First Offense for a medication/substance violation in a 365 day period. The permit holder has accumulated 0 points under the multiple medication violation point system as a result of the issuance of. Mr. Starkey is assessed ½ point for this Dexamethasone medication/substance violation pursuant to section 49.3.m. of 178 of W.Va.C.S.R.1. Based on the above, the Stewards hereby impose the following penalty for the underlying offense: Mr. Starkey’s horse “All Blinged Out” will be disqualified from all purse money and will have a total of ½ points on his record. With the Dexamethasone positive being Mr. Starkey’s first medication violation in 365 day. Mr. Starkey is fined $1000 dollars. The horse “All Blinged Out” is disqualified from all purse money; Re-Distribution is as following. 1. #4 Anywhere But Here 2. #7 Papa C and B 3. #1 Limehouser 4. #6 Could It Be Me 5. #3 Hurricane Harold 6. #5 Deandrea’s Pride All fines imposed by the Board of Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within Seven (7) Days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per West Virginia Rule of Racing #178-1-8.5.n You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 Days of your receipt of this Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00
Name: GEORGE MARION ENGLAND Ruling Date: 12/1/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-159 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On November, 29 2017, the Board of Stewards offered a hearing to Owner/Trainer, G. Marion England III to which he waived his right to a hearing regarding a medication violation pertaining to his horse “Incredible Terms” who finished Eighth (8th) in the seventh (7th) race on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Stewards hereby find the following: The official blood sample #239958, taken on 11/11/17 was reported by Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory, to contain Dexamethasone, which is a Class 4 drug, with a C Penalty, designation. The permissible threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in blood. Sample #239958 contained 13.8 pg/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for this drug. The sample was taken from the Five (5) horse, “Incredible Terms”, which ran in the Seventh Race on 11/11/17, finishing eighth. Mr. England elected not to have a split sample tested Based on the above, the Stewards hereby impose the following penalty for the underlying offense: Mr. England’s horse “Incredible Terms” will be disqualified from all purse money and will have a total of ½ points on his record. With the Dexamethasone positive being Mr. England’s first medication violation in 365 day. Mr. England is fined $1000 dollars. The horse “Incredible Terms” is disqualified from all purse money; Re-Distribution is as following. 1. #1 Gabbi’s Amor 2. #9 Guns and Rosies 3. #7 Onthewhistle 4. #4 Contrip 5. #8 Love in the Rain 6. #2 Chute Boss

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

Name: Omar Rojo Ruling Date: 11/27/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-199 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/8/2017 Suspension End: 6/8/2018
Ruling Text: Assistant Starter Omar Rojo-Estrada, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with translator Homero Gutierrez before the Board of Stewards on November 27, 2017, for the falsification of federal forms (health certificate) for the horses “Jesse Fly” and “Quicker Than Action” on July 24, 2017, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

After hearing testimony and presenting evidence the Board of Stewards hereby issue Omar Rojo-Estrada a penalty of:

    1. A fine in the amount of two thousand and five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 27, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
    2. A 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 8, 2017, through June 7, 2018, inclusive.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) CONDUCT The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing

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

Name: MICHAEL EUGENE JONES Ruling Date: 11/17/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-153 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Michael E. Jones, Permit #11997; SS# xxx-xx6653, is hereby fined Two-Hundred ($200) Dollars for violation of West Virginia Rule of Racing Number 178-1-44.17., which reads in part: “A horse is ineligible to start in a race when there is no current test certificate for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) attached to its breed registration certificate or proof of a negative test certificate is not otherwise available.” Trainer, Michael E. Jones failed to provide a Valid Coggins for the horse, “Masons Dream” in the Sixth Race on Thursday, November 16, 2017, necessitating a late scratch. All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within seven (7) calendar days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, Per Rule of Racing Number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of this ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of five-Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
Name: JENNIVIEVE MARIE BURTON Ruling Date: 11/3/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-147 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, JENNIVIEVE M. BURTON, Permit # 12334; SS# xxx-xx-8650, is hereby fined Two-Hundred ($200) Dollars for violation of Rule of Racing #178-1-44.1, which reads: “A horse is ineligible to start in a race when: its breed certificate is not on file with the association’s racing secretary, one-half hour before post time for the first race; the stewards may waive this requirement if the information contained on the registration certificate is otherwise available and the horse is otherwise correctly identified to the stewards’ satisfaction; provided that the stewards shall not waive this requirement if the horse is scheduled to start in a claiming race. Ms. Burton failed to have foal papers on file for the horse “Sr. Borincano” for the running of the Seventh Race, Thursday, November 2, 2017, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: DELFINO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 9/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-21 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 150000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/25/2017 Suspension End: 9/25/2026
Ruling Text:
STATE OF NEW MEXICO
BEFORE THE RACING COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF DELFINO ESTRADA, JR., TRAINER, APPLICANT ID NO. 28914 TOMAS L. AVITIA, OWNER, APPLICANT ID NO. 6500 CASTULO NOE MORALES, APPLICANT ID NO. 86606 DELFINO ESTRADA JR., OWNER APPLICANT ID NO. 28914 POSITIVE SAMPLE NO. NM19451, NO. NM19548, & NO. 19584 HORSES “UPPER CANYON” and “MTS NO MARKS ON ME”, and “RAISE YOUR VERSION”

Respondents.

DECISION AND ORDER

WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) on August 17, 2017, on review of the hearing officer’s report regarding the above named Trainer and Owners; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer’s report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer’s report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law incorporated herein by reference; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Trainer’s actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the findings of violations on behalf of Trainer; WHEREAS the Commission voted to adopt some of the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer, incorporated herein, and incorporating other penalties and additional conditions. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED as to Trainer, Delfino Estrada Jr., offense Sample No. NM19451 pertaining to horse “Upper Canyon” and offense Sample No. NM19548 pertaining to horse “Mts No Marks On Me,” and offense Sample No. NM19584 pertaining to horse “Raise Your Version,” Trainer Estrada Jr. is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Ritalinic Acid (metabolite of methylphenidate and Ethylphenidate) and Methamphetamine) in a horse he is training. As such, Trainer, the Owners, and the horses “Upper Canyon,” “Mts No Marks On Me,” and “Raise Your Version,” shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows:

      1. Appellant Trainer Delfino Estrada Jr. is assessed a fine in the amount of $50,000 or 50% of the total purse, whichever is greater, for each violation to be paid in one lump sum prior to appearing before the Commission as set forth in IV below;
      2. Appellant Trainer Delfino Estrada Jr. is assessed a suspension of three (3) years for each violation for a total of nine (9) years;
      3. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Delfino Estrada Jr. must retake and pass the trainer’s test prior to the nine (9) year suspension of his license being lifted;
      4. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Delfino Estrada Jr. must personally appear before the Commission prior to the suspension of the license being lifted and after having taken and passed the trainer’s test. Appellant Trainer Delfino Estrada Jr. must request to be placed on the Agenda;
      5. Appellant Trainer Delfino Estrada Jr. is not allowed on the grounds of the Association under the jurisdiction of the NM Racing Commission during his suspension;
      6. In regards to Owner, Delfino Estrada Jr. for the offense of the positive test of Ritalinic Acid (metabolite of Methylphenidate and Ethylphenidate) Sample No. NM19584 pertaining to horse “Raise Your Version” which placed 2nd in the 1st race at the SunRay Racetrack in Farmington, NM on May 22, 2016 the penalty imposed shall be disqualification and loss of the purse for this race, and “Raise Your Version” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for ninety (90) days;
      7. In regards to Owner, Castulo Noe Morales for the offense of the positive test of Ritalinic Acid (metabolite of Methylphenidate and Ethylphenidate) Sample No. NM19548 pertaining to horse “Mts No Marks On Me” which placed 1st in the 2nd race at the SunRay Racetrack in Farmington, NM on May 20, 2016 the penalty imposed shall be disqualification and loss of the purse for this race, and “Mts No Marks On Me” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for ninety (90) days;
      8. In regards to Owner, Tomas L. Avitia for the offense of the positive test of Ritalinic Acid (metabolite of Methylphenidate and Ethylphenidate) and Methamphetamine Sample No. NM19451 pertaining to horse “Upper Canyon” which placed 1st in the 1st race at the SunRay Racetrack in Farmington, NM on May 9, 2016 the penalty imposed shall be disqualification and loss of the purse for this race, and “Upper Canyon” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for ninety (90) days;
      9. “Upper Canyon,” “Mts No Marks On Me,” and “Raise Your Version” must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.
This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Delfino Estrada Jr. and owner Tomas Avita and owner Castulo Noe Morales. This Order will take effect on September 25, 2017. A person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA within 30 days of the date that this Order was signed by the Commission. IT IS SO ORDERED.
Name: MARNA SHEHAN Ruling Date: 9/9/2017
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2017-RM-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA#911L05/USTA REF# 1-7QCR-4W2T

PHARMACEUTICALS - PHENYLBUTAZONE (CLASS 4, BUTAZOLIDIN), FLUNIXIN (CLASS 4, BANAMINE)

PENALTY DESCRIPTION - FINED $1000.00, HORSE DISQUALIFIED, PURSE REDISTRIBUTION

THE POST RACE SAMPLE #0098484 COLLECTED AT THE MERCER COUNTY FAIR FROM 2ND RACE #2 Sir Lord Hall was found to contain phenylbutazone at a concentration of 4.8 ug/ml and flunixin at a concentration of 340 np/ml. This is in excess of the regulatory thresholds set by the KHRC. Ms. Shehan is fined $1000.00 and the purse money won of $1250.00 is ordered returned and redistributed. Fines not paid and purse money not returned within 7 days of the action date may result in additional fines and or suspension.

Name: Jessie Pacheco Mora Ruling Date: 7/27/2017
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R17030 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The trainers license issued to Jessie Pahceco is hereby rescinded as he is no longer employed in that capacity. Minnesota Rules: 7877.0135 D. (dual licensing) 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General Authority
Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 7/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-89 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan M. Esquivel having telephonically waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 21, 2017, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “MARSEILLE”, entered in the 6th race on July 1, 2017 at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan M. Esquivel a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before August 22, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: JORGE LUIS MORALES Ruling Date: 6/24/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-50 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 Jorge L. Morales having been duly notified and represented by Jorge Morales Jr. before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug stanozolol and its metabolite “16OH-stanozolol” detected in horse “Ace Crystal Cartel(test sample #NC26410) during Out Of Competition Testing on May 10, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer, Lillian Silva.

Lillian Silva, the trainer of record for the horse “Ace Crystal Cartel”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. This is Lillian Silva’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations and 15.2.6.9.(B)(5) Multiple Violations.

For Jorge L. Morales’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME (15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(b) Positive Test/ Steward’s List, 15.2.6.9 (C)(8) Listing of Horses,15.2.6.9(C)(9) Removal Requirements, and 15.2.3.8(B)(9)(e) Steward’s List, the horse “Ace Crystal Cartel” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 25, 2017). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence/15.2.6.9(G)(1)(3)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS(15.2.6.9(H)(1)(2) MEDICAL LABELING/ 15.2.6.9 J (1-6) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations / 15.2.6.9.(B)(5) Multiple Violations

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

Name: Ollie Larry Figgins Ruling Date: 4/24/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-18 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FAILURE TO HAVE HIS HORSE IN THE PADDOCK FOR THE 9TH RACE 4/24/2017 RESULTING IN A LATE SCRATCH
Name: ALEX MIGUEL CRUZ Ruling Date: 4/18/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-10 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ALEX CRUZ STOOD UP STRIDES BEFORE THE WIRE MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017 DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 2ND RACE.
Name: CASSIE MARIE LYNCH Ruling Date: 4/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-030-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2017 Suspension End: 2/14/2018
Ruling Text: Cassie M Lynch submitted a urine sample #070466 on February 7, 2017 at Dover Downs. The sample was tested on Feburary 14, 2017 and was positive for Oxycodone/Oxymorphone. A licensee shall not have drugs in their body, in any quantity, while exercising the privileges granted by a DHRC license. This was Cassie Lynch's second drug positive within a two year period and is issued a 365 day "Full Suspension" of her DHRC license from February 14, 2017 to February 13, 2018. If Cassie M Lynch wants to pursue her DHRC license she must continue to attend the Treatment Access Center (TASC) until she is evaluated as being drug free and non dependent on drugs by TASC. Miss Lynch also must pay $141.50 for the two drug tests. Cassie M Lynch has 48 hours to appeal the decision of the Judges. DHRC rules: 5.1.8;5.1.8.1;5.1.8.2;5.1.8.2.3;5.1.8.2.7;5.1.8.3;5.1.8.5.5;5.1.8.5.5.
Name: CASSIE MARIE LYNCH Ruling Date: 2/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-010-17 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/14/2017 Suspension End: 2/14/2018
Ruling Text: Cassie M Lynch is summarily suspended until she attends a hearing in front of the Board of Judges at Dover Downs for failing a human drug test which contained OXYCODONE/OXYMORPHONE. DHRC rule: 10.2.3; 5.1.8; 5.1.8.2; 5.1.8.2.7.
Name: Rita P Maxwell Ruling Date: 2/13/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2017-MP-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: SUMMARILY SUSPENDED PENDING A HEARING 2/21/2017. TESTED POSITIVE FOR A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 2/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-80 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/18/2017 Suspension End: 11/18/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus Soto having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 7, 2017, for a hearing that was continued from February 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug stanozolol and the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug “16-OHstanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Valorus(test sample #NC26308) during Out Of Competition Testing on December 19, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park NM . Stanozolol and “16-OHstanozolol” were confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on January 12, 2017. Melissa Soto, the owner of record for the horse “Valorus”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. This is Mrs. Soto’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME (Refer to 2016-RUI-136), issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d). This penalty has aggravating circumstances which are:
      1. Stanozolol and “16-OHstanozolol” are compounded medications, and all compounded medications are prohibited in the state of New Mexico.
      2. Mr.Soto has prior medication volitions.
For this SIXTH Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus Soto a penalty as follows.

    1. A 9 MONTH suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 18, 2017, through November 18, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($5,000) FIVE thousand dollar fine to paid on or before March 9, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Valorus” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 30, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry.

During said time of applicable suspension, Jesus 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 Jesus Soto are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence / 15.2.6.9(G)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS(1) No AAS shall be permitted in test sample collected from racing horses except for residues of the major metabolite of nandrolone, and the naturally occurring substances boldenone and testosterone at concentrations less than the indicated thresholds.(3)Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses/ 15.2.6.9(H)(1)(2) MEDICAL LABELING: 15.2.6.9 J (1-6) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/ 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 2/4/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-63 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/4/2017 Suspension End: 8/3/2017
Ruling Text: Owner, Juan Esquivel Jr. having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug “16-OHstanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Mister Brooks” (test sample #NM21710), who finished third place in the 8th race, on November 27, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, . “16-OHstanozolol” was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on January 17, 2017. Eric Quintana, the trainer of record for the horse “Mister Brooks”, was duly notified and appeared for the hearing. This is Mr. Quintana’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC This penalty has aggravating circumstances which are:
      1. JUAN ESQUIVEL JR admitted full responsibility during the hearing to entering horse “Mister Brooks” while the horse was still in his care and custody.
      2. “16-OHstanozolol” is a compounded medication, and all compounded medications are prohibited in the state of New Mexico.
      3. Mr. Juan Esquivel Jr. has prior medication volitions with similar circumstances.
For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Esquivel Jr. a penalty as follows.

    1. A 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 4, 2017, through August 3, 2017, inclusive.
    2. 2. ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 6, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Mister Brooks” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 9, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry.
    4. The horse “Mister Brooks” is hereby disqualified from THIRD place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race, on November 27, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:
                  1. Sandy Jesse
                  2. RO With Good Reason
                  3. Cartel Rosie
                  4. Pycs Little Lady
                  5. Skunktail Eagle
                  6. Jess Rueben James
                  7. Vicente Y Su Corona
                  8. Poison Ivory Effort
Unplaced “Mister BrooksDuring said time of applicable suspension, Juan Esquivel Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Juan Esquivel Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 15.2.6.9(G) ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS/ 15.2.6.9(H)(1)(2) MEDICAL LABELING/ 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. Trainer Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500. Owner Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: redistribution of purse and prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 3/26/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-63-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/4/2017 Suspension End: 8/3/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-63 - Modified Ruling-15.2.3.8 B (1)(e) The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Owner, Juan Esquivel Jr. having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on February 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug “16-OHstanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Mister Brooks” (test sample #NM21710), who finished third place in the 8th race, on November 27, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, . “16-OHstanozolol” was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on January 17, 2017. Eric Quintana, the trainer of record for the horse “Mister Brooks”, was duly notified and appeared for the hearing. This is Mr. Quintana’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC This penalty has aggravating circumstances which are:
      1. JUAN ESQUIVEL JR admitted full responsibility during the hearing to entering horse “Mister Brooks” while the horse was still in his care and custody.
      2. “16-OHstanozolol” is a compounded medication, and all compounded medications are prohibited in the state of New Mexico.
      3. Mr. Juan Esquivel Jr. has prior medication volitions with similar circumstances.
For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Esquivel Jr. a penalty as follows.

    1. A 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 4, 2017, through August 3, 2017, inclusive.
    2. 2. ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 6, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Mister Brooks” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 9, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry.
    4. The horse “Mister Brooks” is hereby disqualified from THIRD place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race, on November 27, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:
                  1. Sandy Jesse
                  2. RO With Good Reason
                  3. Cartel Rosie
                  4. Pycs Little Lady
                  5. Skunktail Eagle
                  6. Jess Rueben James
                  7. Vicente Y Su Corona
                  8. Poison Ivory Effort
Unplaced “Mister BrooksDuring said time of applicable suspension, Juan Esquivel Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Juan Esquivel Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 15.2.6.9(G) ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS/ 15.2.6.9(H)(1)(2) MEDICAL LABELING/ 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. Trainer Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500. Owner Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: redistribution of purse and prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority /16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: CLAUDIA JIHAN QUINTERO Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Naples-ft. Myers Greyhound Track
Ruling Number: 2018-NGT-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CONSENT ORDER # 2017059734 - F.S. 550.2415 - VIOLATION = METHOCARBAMOL.
Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-164 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/22/2016 Suspension End: 1/21/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Irving Fournier having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on December 3, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited adjunct medication, carbazachrome (trade name Kentucky Red, a race-day medication) (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21263 taken from the 2nd place finisherMotel 6” following the sixth race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Irving Fournier . Karim W. Fournier, the owner of record for horse “Motel 6”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mrs. Fournier’s first Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period. For this first Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Irving Fournier a penalty as follows: Aggravating circumstances: is a violation of 15.2.6.9 (C) (3) which states “except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered”.
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 22, 2016, through January 21, 2017, inclusive.
    3. The horse “Motel 6” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
During said time of applicable suspension Irving Fournier 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 Irving Fournier are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Irving Fournier is found to be in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party; 15.2.6.9(C) (3); 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) ; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 16.47.1.8(N)Last Known Address 15.2.6.9 A. (4) Class 4; 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 1ST offense in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000 OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: PRESTON JOURDAN Ruling Date: 11/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21962 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Plum Agouti” from race6, November 4, 2016 at Evangeline Downs.
Name: CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO REYES Ruling Date: 10/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-40 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Christian Santiago Reyes, having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on October 8, 2016, for necessitating a late scratch for the horse “Flashy N Fabulous” from race 9 on September 20, 2016;

(Mr. Reyes, refused to ride "Flashy N Fabulous"and failed to notify Clerk of Scales and Trainer in a timely manner and no other jockey was available due to the late notification.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Christian Santiago Reyes a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 8, 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.

15.2.5.13 9 (C)(1) NMAC States in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.”

Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-148 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Esteban Ramirez, having been duly notified for a hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, Sep. 3, 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 "Dexamethasone" which was found in sample NM20571, after it was collected from the horse, "Ice Cold" which finished 1st in the 8th race, on Aug 14, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexam