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. >3/27/2020<

49 Total Rulings compiled at: 4/1/2020 12:30:16 AM G.M.T.

Name: James Alexander Flores Ruling Date: 3/31/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 20-RP-016 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JAMES ALEXZANDER FLORES PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING TO A VIOLATION OF PROHIBITED USE OF EQUIPMENT AND WAS FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR UNNECESSARILY WHIPPING HIS MOUNT "BADDOWNDASHER" IN THE POST PARADE PRIOR TO THE RUNNING OF THE 7TH RACE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020.

FINE HAS BEEN PAID.

Name: DAVID PALAFOX Ruling Date: 3/30/2020
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2020-PRM-6 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/30/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On November27, 2019, Owner/Trainer David Palafoxwas fined $750.00 by the Board of Stewards, in ruling 46088, for "Dash Lil Seis's" post-race positive of Flunixin and Phenylbutazone. Palafox failed to pay his fine. Therefore, Owner/Trainer David Palafox is hereby suspended. You are barred from working at any pari-mutuel racetrack or gaming facility licensed to operate in the state of Iowa. The suspension may be re-evaluated when the administrative penalty imposed in ruling number 46088 is paid.
Name: JORGE I NAVARRO Ruling Date: 3/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: DTRC-1-MARCH-2020 COMM Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: March 27, 2020

Delaware Park Thoroughbred Racing Commission Delaware Park

Commission Order: DTRC-1-March-2020

Trainer, JORGE NAVARRO, RCI: 2020385 DOB 1/16/1975 has been issued a FULL SUSPENSION as of 3/27/20 per DTRC rules: 2.5; 2.5.1.19; 2.5.1.20

Name: MARCOS ZULUETA Ruling Date: 3/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: DTRC-2-MARCH-2020 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: March 27, 2020

Delaware Park Thoroughbred Racing Commission Delaware Park

Commission Order: DTRC-2-March-2020

Owner/Trainer, MARCOS A. ZULUETA, RCI: 2145426 DOB 09/17/1968 has been issued a FULL SUSPENSION as of 3/27/20 per DTRC rules: 2.5; 2.5.1.19; 2.5.1.20

Name: NICK SURICK Ruling Date: 3/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: DTRC-3-MAR-2020 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: March 27, 2020

Delaware Park Thoroughbred Racing Commission Delaware Park

Commission Order: DTRC-3-March-2020

Owner, NICHOLAS K. SURICK, RCI: 1906785 DOB 04/22/1988 has been issued a FULL SUSPENSION as of 3/27/20 per DTRC rules: 2.5; 2.5.1.19; 2.5.1.20

Name: CHARLES E ROBERTS Ruling Date: 3/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2020-OP-8 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Apprentice Jockey Charles Roberts who rode "Globus" in the fourth race, Sunday March 22, 2020 is fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for striking his mount after the finish of the race in violation of ARC Rule #2163(3)(b).

Name: HOWARD GRAHAM MOTION Ruling Date: 3/25/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #20-0020 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer: H. Graham Motion and Owner: George Strawbridge, Jr.

Pursuant to the Court of Appeals’ December 21, 2018 Opinion Affirming in Part, Reversing in Part, and Remanding in Kentucky Horse Racing Commission v. H. Graham Motion and George Strawbridge, Jr., Kentucky Court of Appeals No. 2017-CA-001458-MR, which affirmed the October 11, 2016 Public Protection Cabinet, Office of Administrative Hearings Final Order in H. Graham Motion v. KHRC (Administrative Action #KHRC-15-TB-011), H. Graham Motion is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. KITTEN’S POINT, who finished first in the ninth race at Keeneland on April 24, 2015 is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. The purse of this race is ordered redistributed as follows:

THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH IS: 1st #4 CAY DANCER (GB) 2nd #8 MARIA MARIA 3rd #12 COURTESAN 4th #1 LOTS O’ LEX 5th #11 WHITE ROSE 6th #3 ANTONIA AUTUMN 7th #10 TABREED (GB) 8th # 5 STREET OF GOLD 9th #14 HELLENISTIC 10th #6 CAROLINE THOMAS 11th #2 ANIPA (GB) 12th #13 TAPNFIRE 13th #7 ANNABIRD

DISQUALIFIED #9 KITTEN’S POINT

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: BOBBY R MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-82 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: issued in error
Name: HERACLIO C BOTELLO Ruling Date: 3/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP139 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/21/2020 Suspension End: 9/17/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on March 18, 2020, Trainer Heraclio Carrasco Botello (ADG #11491) is hereby fined two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two thousand six hundred twenty five dollars ($2,625.00) and suspended one hundred eighty (180) calendar days (March 21, 2020, through September 17, 2020, inclusive) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating that urine sample #E361835, taken from the horse "MOONFLASH DELUXE", first place finisher in the first (1st) race on December 29, 2019, at Turf Paradise was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance CLENBUTEROL at a concentration of approximately 67.9 pg/mL.

In addition, a split sample report was received from Analytical Toxicology Lab in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, confirming the presence of CLENBUTEROL in urine sample #E361835 taken from the horse "MOONFLASH DELUXE" from the first (1st) race on December 29, 2019, at Turf Paradise.

This drug calls for a Category A penalty in Quarter horses as put forth in the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule (January, 2019 (V.14.0). A.A.C. R19-120(C)(1) states that if the stewards determine that a licensee has violated this Section, the stewards shall consult the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule, both of which are established by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). The penalty guidelines call for a minimum penalty of one (1) year suspension and a ten thousand dollar ($10,000.00) fine absent mitigating circumstances and a maximum penalty of a three (3) year suspension and a twenty five thousand dollar ($25,000.00) with the presence of aggravating factors.

After testimony was taken from the licensee the board of stewards determined that an aggravating factor that possibly could be considered in this case is the fact that Mr. Botello had a CLENBUTEROL medication violation on August 17, 2019, (within 365 days) however the Category used to determine the penalty for CLENBUTEROL medication violations for Quarter Horses in Arizona at that time was Category B. To conform to the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule (January, 2019 (V.14.0) this case is being referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation the fine be increased to $10,000.00 and the suspension be increased to one (1) year.

The horse, "MOONFLASH DELUXE" shall be placed on the Veterinarian's List for 180 calendar days (retroactive to January 20, 2020, through and inclusive of July 18, 2020) and must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 28, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty (180) days beginning March 29, 2020, through and inclusive of September 25, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Heraclio Carrasco Botello is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

The horse "MOONFLASH DELUXE", first place finisher of the first (1st) race on December 29, 2019, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows:

1. #1 BRINGIN IT ON 2. #8 BE QUIET 3. #4 MAY BE FANTASTIC SA 4. #5 STREAKIN SEIS CORONA 5. #7 DROP A CORONA 6. #2 COME N CATCH ME UNPLACED #6 MOONFLASH DELUXE

The horsemen's bookkeeper is hereby directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(C)(1)(2)(3)(6)(D)(1)(2)(a)(O)(1)(c)(e)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(1)(2)(3)(6)

Name: MONICA L ORTEGA Ruling Date: 3/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2020CRI002 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Owner/Trainer Monica Ortega (ADG #11803) is hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE THOUSAND AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00), after receipt of an affidavit from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood sample #E361206 taken from the horse "BRIGHT EYED VISION", in the SECOND (2nd) race on February 29, 2020 at Rillito Park was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class IV foreign substance DEXAMETHASONE at a concentration of approximately 29.2 pg/mL (+/- 0.6 pg/mL).

The horse "BRIGHT EYED VISION", winner of the SECOND (2nd) race on February 29, 2020, shall be disqualified and declared unplaced.

The official order of finish is as follows: 1. #3 FABULOUS DAZE 2. #6 IMA SPECIAL REB 3. #2 REBS A RIPPIN 4. #1 WHOSLEADINGWHO 5. #5 EMILYS RHYTHM 6. #4 COLD STONE CARTEL 7. #8 BRIGHT EYED VISION (DISQUALIFIED AND UNPLACED)

The horsemen's bookkeeper is hereby directed to make the necessary changes. This action does not alter the Pari- Mutuel results of the race in question.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 28, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 29, 2020, through and inclusive of September 25, 2020 and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(B)(1); A.A.C. R19-2-120.C(1)(2)(3)(6); A.A.C. R19-2-120(D)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-120(O)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2)(3)(6);

Name: Vanessa T Marquez Ruling Date: 3/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Rillito
Ruling Number: 2020CRI001 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Trainer Vanessa Marquez (ADG #21319) is hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE THOUSAND AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00), after receipt of an affidavit from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood sample #E361220 taken from the horse "SHINE ON ME", in the FOURTH (4th) race on March 1, 2020 at Rillito Park was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class IV foreign substance DEXAMETHASONE at a concentration of approximately 52.6 pg/mL (+/- 0.6 pg/mL).

The horse "SHINE ON ME", winner of the FOURTH (4th) race on March 1, 2020, shall be disqualified and declared unplaced.

The official order of finish is as follows: 1. #3 TIZ SIMPLY AWESOME 2. #5 ABRAAJEENA 3. #2 BARBELLO 4. #1 HOT TO SURF 5. #4 BIGGER THAN YOU 6. #7 TOTALLY UPBEAT 7. #6 SHINE ON ME (DISQUALIFIED AND UNPLACED)

The horsemen's bookkeeper is hereby directed to make the necessary changes. This action does not alter the Pari- Mutuel results of the race in question.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by March 27, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 28, 2020, through and inclusive of September 24, 2020 and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(B)(1); A.A.C. R19-2-120.C(1)(2)(3)(6); A.A.C. R19-2-120(D)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-120(O)(1)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2)(3)(6);

Name: MAURICO GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 3/14/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-78 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Maurico Gallegos- Barrera, having been duly notified and represented by his attorney Daniel Marquez , before the Board Of Stewards on March 13, 2020, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E329419 taken from the 2nd place finisherHotsempting” following the 10th race, on July 21, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 54.6 pg/ml +/-0.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5.0 pg/ml in the blood for a 4-C Major (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and confirmed by Truesdale Laboratories at 40 +/- 2.5 pg/ml

Jose Muela is the trainer of record for horse “Hotsempting”

No Mitigating Circumstances:

For Maurico Gallegos-Barrera's 1st Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

  1. The horse “Hotsempting”, is hereby disqualified from 2nd Place and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on July 21, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
          1. Uncle D 6. Jesses Dashair
          2. Df Mischievious Jess 7. Ratification
          3. Rocket Seis 8. Analytix
          4. Valiant Astica
          5. Love is Everything V
Unplaced “HotsemptingLicensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.25.5.14 D (7) Protests, Objections, and Inquiries15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) 15.2.5.13 E (4) (d) Disqualification and purse distribution.

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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: MAURICO GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 3/23/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-78-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-78 - Appeal Submitted to Commission Recv'd by D. Chavez
Name: MAURICO GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 3/30/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-78-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-78 - Appeal Stay Denied letter sent to Attorney of Record, D. Marquez on March 24, 2020 by D. Chavez
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/14/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-76 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/28/2020 Suspension End: 4/26/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose Luis Muela, having been duly notified and was represented by his attorney Daniel Marquez , before the Board Of Stewards on March 13, 2020, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E329419 taken from the 2nd place finisherHotsempting” following the 10th race, on July 21, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 54.6 pg/ml +/-0.5 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5.0 pg/ml in the blood for a 4-C Major (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and confirmed by Truesdale Laboratories at 40 +/- 2.5 pg/ml

Miguel Gallegos-Barrera and Maurico Gallegos-Barrera are the owners of record for horse “Hotsempting”

No Mitigating Circumstances: This is Jose Luis Muela’s Third 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

        1. A ($2500.00) Twenty Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 12, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
2 . A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 28, 2020, through April 26, 2020, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.

During said time of applicable suspension Jose Luis Muela. 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 Luis Muela. 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 Luis Muela must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances .

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

Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/23/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-76-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/28/2020 Suspension End: 4/26/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-76 - Appeal Submitted to Commission Recv'd by D. Chavez
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/30/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-76-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/28/2020 Suspension End: 4/26/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-76 - Appeal Stay Denied letter sent to Attorney of Record, D. Marquez on March 24, 2020 by D. Chavez
Name: KATLIN E BEDFORD Ruling Date: 3/8/2020
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2020-OP-5 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/13/2020 Suspension End: 3/14/2020
Ruling Text:

Jockey Katlin Bedford, who rode "Rich Icon", in the third race Friday, March 6, 2020, is suspended two racing days, Fariday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, for careless riding in violation of ARC Rule #2347(A).

During her period of suspension, she may ride in designated stakes races, then serving a replacement day of suspension.

Name: KEITH BOB DAVIS Ruling Date: 3/4/2020
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2020-OP-4 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Exercise Rider Keith Davis is fined two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for disregarding a directive of the Association Outrider in violation of ARC Rule #2063.

Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 1/26/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-23 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Created in error
Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 1/25/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-22 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2020 Suspension End: 3/18/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Aldavaz Sr. was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 25, 2020. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class B (Thoroughbred), Albuterol, found in test sample E329567 taken from the thoroughbred “Brave American”, who finished in first place in the 1st race on August 9, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and confirmed positive for Albuterol by UC Davis.

Jesus Jose Salcido is the owner of record for the horse “Brave American”, and was duly notified and failed to appear.

For Jaime Aldavaz Sr. 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. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses February 3, 2020, through March 18, 2020, inclusive. 2. A (1000.00) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 23, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jaime Aldavaz Sr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jaime Aldavaz Sr are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jaime Aldavaz Sr 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 ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 C (1)(4)(8)(c) Medication restrictions 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(2)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 15.2.6.11 (A) Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and 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

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, January 18, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on January 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358858 taken from, “Major Bites”, who finished in 1st place in the 4th race on January 4, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Gerardo Ochoa-Pena is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 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)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 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

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Case Continued Trainer, Gerardo Ochoa-Pena (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right to a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 19, 2020. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358858 taken from, “Major Bites”, who finished in 1st place in the 4th race on January 4, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Gerado Ochoa-Pena pending the results of a disciplinary hearing which shall be held at a later date.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Gerado Ochoa-Pena is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerado Ochoa-Pena 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Gerado Ochoa-Pena must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 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)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 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

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Ruling Final Outcome Disciplinary Hearing March 15, 2020 Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and was represented by his attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on March 15, 2020. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358858 taken from, “Major Bites”, who finished in 1st place in the 4th race on January 4, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

Israel Bordier, is the owner of record for the horse “Major Bites”, was duly notified and was represented by attorney Daniel Marquez. Aggravating Factors: Multiple Medication rulings in the past.

For Gerardo Ochoa-Pena’s FIRST Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 1 ˝ year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) January 18, 2020, through July 18, 2021, inclusive.
    2. A (15,000.00) Fifteen thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 16, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Gerardo Ochoa-Pena is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena 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 ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 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)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and 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/

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/27/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Appeal Submitted to Commission - recv'd by D. Chavez
Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/30/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Appeal Stay Denied. Sent to Attorney of Record, Daniel Marquez 3.27.20 by D. Chavez
Name: Leonel Garcia Ruling Date: 11/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 126-2019 DEL Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/15/2019 Suspension End: 11/14/2024
Ruling Text: November 15, 2019

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling (126-2019)

Stewards’ Ruling that unlicensed racing participant Leonel Garcia Sr., caretaker for the horse “Indy’s Quick Image”, owned by Lucerito Garcia-Colin was negligent and contributed to the death of this horse following a race at Parx Racing on 10/12/19. DTRC Rule: 18.3 Additional Powers of Commission, the Stewards or the licensee may bar or eject any person, permanently or for a lesser period, from Licensee’s grounds or any part thereof who, by reason of his or her past or contemplated conduct or association is, or would be, in any direct or indirect way detrimental to the continued maintenance and promotion of high standards for honesty, integrity and propriety in all Thoroughbred racing conducted in Delaware.

After hearing all testimony and evidence presented, the Delaware Park Stewards suspend Leonel Garcia Sr. from further participation in racing at Delaware Park for a period of five (5) years effective November 15, 2019 through November 14, 2024.

During the term of this suspension Leonel Garcia Sr. is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Horses owned by Leonel Garcia Sr. are denied entry pending sale or transfer to a party approved by the Stewards.

Name: April London Favo Ruling Date: 8/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 61-2019 DEL Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/10/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: Delaware Park August 10, 2019 Stewards Ruling

(61-2019)

Owner April Fano, DOB: 05/28/1975, RCI ID: 2154630, having been duly noticed, appeared telephonically in a Stewards hearing at Delaware Park on July 26, 2019. The hearing was held in the matter of violation of DTRC Rule 18.3.1 “….reason of his or her past or contemplated conduct or associations is, or would be, in any direct or indirect way detrimental to the continued maintenance and promotion of high standards for honesty, integrity, and propriety in all...racing conducted in Delaware.”

Based on evidence and testimony presented at the hearing concerning Ms. Fano’s ownership stake in “Powell Boys Stable”, the Delaware Park Board of Stewards fine Ms. Fano two thousand five hundred dollars ($2500.00) and suspend her Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission occupational license, and bar her participation for life. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5 all, 3.4.1 all, and 18.1 all. 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: April London Favo Ruling Date: 1/21/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 61-2019 DEL-REST Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/10/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 61-2019 DEL - Restored to Good Standing
Name: Gary Scott Powell Ruling Date: 8/8/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 60-2019 DEL Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2019 Suspension End: 11/20/2019
Ruling Text: Delaware Park August 8, 2019 Stewards Ruling

(60-2019)

Owner/Trainer Gary Scott Powell, DOB: 04/27/1965, RCI ID: 1962160, having been duly noticed, appeared telephonically and via legal representative Gary Katz, Attorney at Law, in a Stewards’ hearing at Delaware Park on July 26, 2019.

The hearing was held in the matter of the violation of DTRC Rule 10.2.2: “No person shall at any time cause or permit the correct identity of a horse to be concealed or altered nor shall any person refuse to reveal the correct identity of a horse he owns, or which is in his care, to a Racing Official,” as well as DTRC Rule 18.3.1 “…either the Commission, the Stewards or the Licensee may bar or eject any person from Licensee’s grounds…who, by reason of his or her past or contemplated conduct or associations is, or would be, in any direct or indirect way detrimental to the continued maintenance and promotion of high standards for honesty, integrity and propriety in all...racing conducted in Delaware.”

After hearing all testimony and evidence presented in the matter, the Delaware Park Board of Stewards fines Owner/Trainer Gary Scott Powell twenty five hundred dollars ($2500.00) and suspends his Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission occupational license, and bars his participation for life.

Further, the horse(s) BIGG GIRL and SO BIG BOY are hereby disqualified from all purse monies and the purses are ordered redistributed as follows:

July 9, 2018. Race 9: 1) Big Ben AA Joey 2) Crimson Mary 3) RB Super Duty 4) Kazzu 5) Omega CS 6) My Werners Equinox SO BIG BOY: Disqualified from first (1st) and declared unplaced.

July 28, 2018. Race 8: 1) Burn Em Joey 2) Colors in Motion 3) Captain Bush 4) Big Cork 5) RB Wild Card 6) Dance With Me BW 7) RB Kinkie Boots SO BIG BOY: Disqualified from first (1st) and declared unplaced.

August 4, 2018. Race 9: 1) Uptown Sandy Girl 2) Royally Bred 3) RB Kinkie Boots 4) Mizzdora 5) RB Wicked Rich 6) Daze of Awe BIGG GIRL: Disqualified from second (2nd) and declared unplaced.

August 20, 2018. Race 8: 1) Burn Em Joey 2) Risky Red 3) Bellfastt 4) Colors in Motion 5) Big Cork 6) Candy Land Man SO BIG BOY: Disqualified from first (1st) and declared unplaced.

August 25, 2019. Race 9: 1) Big Ben AA 2) WMA Rio Bravo 3) A Real Diva 4) RB Super Duty 5) Kazzu 6) Big Buck MKP 7) Jazmun CS 8) Hanseline. BIGG GIRL: Disqualified from first (1st) and declared unplaced.

Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.16, 2.5.1.17, 2.5.1.18, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.4, 3.4.1.7, 3.4.1.15, 7.3 all, 10.2.2, 18.0, 18.3.1. 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: Gary Scott Powell Ruling Date: 8/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 60-2019 DEL-ASUB Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2019 Suspension End: 11/20/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 60-2019 DEL - Appeal Submitted
Name: Gary Scott Powell Ruling Date: 11/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 60-2019 DEL-RO Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2019 Suspension End: 11/20/2019
Ruling Text: November 20, 2019

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling (130-2019)

Owner/Trainer Gary Scott Powell, DOB: 04/27/1965, RCI ID: 1962160, appeared in an appeal hearing before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

DTRC Stewards’ Ruling 60-2019, dated August 8, 2019, is overturned on appeal by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Further, by Commission order, the penalty imposed of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.00) and a lifetime suspension for detrimental practices is reversed and mitigated to time served on one hundred and five (105) calendar days, with no financial penalty.

Owner/Trainer Gary Scott Powell is hereby restored to good standing by the Delaware Park Stewards on this date, on authority of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

Name: Gary Scott Powell Ruling Date: 11/21/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 60-2019 DEL-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2019 Suspension End: 11/20/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 60-2019 DEL - Modified Ruling

November 21, 2019

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(130-2019)

Owner/Trainer Gary Scott Powell, DOB: 04/27/1965, RCI ID: 1962160, appeared in an appeal hearing before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

DTRC Stewards’ Ruling 60-2019, dated August 8, 2019, is overturned on appeal by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Further, by Commission order, the penalty imposed of twenty five hundred dollars ($2500.00) and a lifetime suspension for detrimental practices is reversed and mitigated to time served on one hundred and five (105) calendar days, with no financial penalty.

Owner/Trainer Gary Scott Powell is hereby restored to good standing by the Delaware Park Stewards on this date, on authority of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

This ruling applies solely to Gary Scott Powell, Owner/Trainer. The disqualification of the horses “Bigg Girl” and “So Big Boy” specified in Ruling 60-2019, and the redistributions of purse monies as noted, are in no way affected by the current ruling.

Name: Gary Scott Powell Ruling Date: 1/22/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 60-2019 DEL-FO Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2019 Suspension End: 11/20/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 60-2019 DEL - Ruling Final Outcome BEFORE THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION IN THE MATTER OF GARY SCOTT POWELL (60-2019) DECISION ON APPEAL OF STEWARDS' RULING NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS

This appeal is before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (the"DTRC") pursuant to the provisions of DTRC Rule 19. On August 8, 2019, Trainer Gary Scott Powell was found in Stewards' Ruling 60-2019 to have violated DTRC Rules 10.2.2, and 18.3.1 for causing or permitting the correct identity of a horse to be concealed or altered or refusing to reveal the correct identity of a horse he owns, or which is in his care, to a Racing Official with respect to Mr. Powell's entries of BIGG GIRL and SO BIG BOY at Delaware Park between July 9 and August 25, 2018. The Stewards imposed a $2,500 fine and suspended Mr. Powell's license and barred his participation for life. Mr. Powell filed a timely appeal of the ruling. Mr. Powell participated in a hearing before the DTRC on October 16, 2019 and November 20, 2019 and was represented by attorneys Gary Katz and Alan Pincus, who had been admitted pro hac vice for this matter by the Delaware Supreme Court. The DTRC was represented by Deputy Attorney General Andrew G. Kerber and the Stewards were represented by Deputy Attorney General Oliver Cleary.

DECISION By a vote of 4-0, the DTRC revises Stewards' Ruling 60-2019 to reduce the $2,500 fine to zero and the suspension for life to time served of one hundred and five (105) days.

REASONS FOR DECISION DTRC Rules 10.2.2 and 18.3.1 provide as follows: 10.2.2 No person shall at any time cause or permit the correct identity of a horse to be concealed or altered nor shall any person refuse to reveal the correct identity of a horse he owns, or which is in his care, to a Racing Official. 18.3.1 Based upon the report and advice of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau premised upon its investigation and/or information available to it from governmental or other investigative sources or, based upon their own investigation and determination, either the Commission, the Stewards or the Licensee may bar or eject any person, permanently or for a lesser period, from Licensee's grounds or any part thereof who, by reason of his or her past or contemplated conduct or associations is, or would be, in any direct or indirect way detrimental to the continued maintenance and promotion of high standards for honesty, integrity and propriety in all Thoroughbred racing conducted in Delaware. The Stewards introduced testimony and exhibits that led the Stewards to believe that Mr. Powell violated DTRC Rules 10.2.2, and 18.3.1 for causing or permitting the correct identity of a horse to be concealed or altered or refusing to reveal the correct identity of a horse he owns, or which is in his care, to a Racing Official with respect to Mr. Powell's entries of BIGG GIRL and SO BIG BOY at Delaware Park between July 9 and August 25, 2018. Mr. Powell introduced testimony and exhibits that indicated that Mr. Powell's brother, Mark Powell, was responsible for the violations of DTRC Rules 10.2.2, and 18.3.1 for causing or permitting the correct identity of a horse to be concealed or altered or refusing to reveal the correct identity of a horse he owns, or which is in his care, to a Racing Official with respect to Mr. Powell's entries of BIGG GIRL and SO BIG BOY at Delaware Park between July 9 and August 25, 2018.

ORDER Having considered the evidence presented it is the decision of the DTRC that Stewards' Ruling 60-2019 is revised to reduce the $2,500 fine to zero and the suspension for life to time served of one hundred and five (105) days.

SO ORDERED this 22nd day of January, 2020. BY ORDER OF THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION

Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 8/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 58-2019 DEL Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/5/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Delaware Park August 5, 2019 Stewards Ruling

(58-2019)

Owner/trainer Mark Powell, DOB: 01/05/1967, RCI ID: 2128439, having been duly noticed, appeared telephonically in a Stewards hearing at Delaware Park on July 26, 2019. The hearing was held in the matter of violation of DTRC Rule 18.3.1 “….reason of his or her past or contemplated conduct or associations is, or would be, in any direct or indirect way detrimental to the continued maintenance and promotion of high standards for honesty, integrity, and propriety in all...racing conducted in Delaware.” Pursuant to notification from AHA, dba Arabian Horse Association, dated 09/06/2018, confirmed DNA testing for the horse SO BIG BOY revealed no match to established DNA. Based on evidence, testimony, and the aggravating circumstances presented at the hearing, including his refusal to cooperate with an official of the DTRC, the Delaware Park Board of Stewards fine Owner/Trainer Mark Powell two thousand five hundred dollars ($2500.00) and suspend his Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission occupational license, and bar his participation for life. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5 all, 3.4.1 all, and 18.1 all. 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: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: October 13, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(92-2018)

On October 12, 2018, a hearing was conducted for owner/trainer Mark Powell, DOB: 01/05/1967, RCI ID: 592832, in the Stewards’ office at Delaware Park. Mr. Powell participated telephonically and was represented by Attorney Alan Pincus. Based on evidence, testimony, and the aggravating circumstances presented at the hearing, Mark Powell is assessed a fine of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2500.00) and his Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission license is suspended five years, from Saturday, October 13, 2018, through and including Thursday, October 12, 2023, for refusing to cooperate with an official of the D.T.R.C. and other racing officials at Delaware Park on August 28, 2018. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.13, 2.5.1.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.1.3, 3.4.1.7, 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: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 10/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL-ASD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 92-2018 DEL - Appeal Stay Denied
Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 11/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL-ASUB Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 92-2018 DEL - Appeal Submitted
Name: Mark K Powell Ruling Date: 1/17/2019
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: 92-2018 DEL-FO Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/16/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 92-2018 DEL - Ruling Final Outcome

BEFORE THE DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF: MARK POWELL 92-2018 DECISION ON APPEAL OF STEWARDS' RULING NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS

This appeal is before the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (the "DTRC") pursuant to the provisions of DTRC Rule 19. Trainer Mark Powell was found in Stewards' Ruling 92-2018 to have violated DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.13, and 2.5.1.4 for refusing to cooperate with an official of the DTRC. The Stewards imposed a $2,500 fine and suspended Mr. Powell's license for five years. Mr. Powell filed a timely appeal of the ruling. Mr. Powell participated by telephone in a hearing before the DTRC on November 14, 2018 and was represented by Alan Pincus, Esq., who had been admitted pro hac vice for this matter by the Delaware Supreme Court The DTRC was represented by Deputy Attorney General Andrew G. Kerber and the Stewards were represented by Deputy Attorney General Oliver Cleary.

DECISION: By a vote of 5-0, the DTRC revises Stewards' Ruling 92-2018 to affirm the finding of a violation DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.4, and 2.5.1.13 for refusing to cooperate with an official of the DTRC for failing to allow hair samples to be taken from horses under his care and attempting to flee from DTRC licensed grounds on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and the $2500 fine, but reducing the suspension from 5 years to 53 weeks.

REASONS FOR DECISION: DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.4, and 2.5.1.13 provide as follows:

ORDER: Having considered the evidence presented it is the decision of the DTRC that Stewards' Ruling 92- 2018 is revised to affirm the finding of a violation DTRC Rules 2.5, 2.5.1.4, and 2.5.1.13 for refusing to cooperate with an official of the DTRC by failing to allow hair samples to be taken from horses under his care and attempting to flee from DTRC licensed grounds on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and the $2500 fine, but reducing the suspension from 5 years to 53 weeks.

SO ORDERED this 16th day of January, 2019. BY ORDER OF THE DELA WARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION

Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-221 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Carlos Gonzalez, having been duly notified failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on December 29, 2017, for failing to bring a water bucket to the test barn for entry “PERNAMBUCO” following the 7th race on November 25, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack.

For this 3rd violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assesses Juan Carlos Gonzalez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to paid on or before January 29, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.2.8 (O)(2) Test Barn The test barn must be equipped with a walk ring that is large enough to accommodate 10 horses; at least three enclosed stalls that permit observation of the collection process and provide for the protection of collection personnel; facilities and equipment for the collection, identification and storage of samples; a wash rack that is large enough to accommodate three horses at the same time; hot and cold running water; clean water buckets supplied by the trainer for each horse.

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

Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 7/1/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-68 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Carlos Gonzalez having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on July 1, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM22018 taken from the 3rd place finisherFlashin Angel” following the 9th race, on March 17, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 34 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 a level of 17.6±7.8 pg/ml in the blood in the split sample, sent to Texas A&M on May 31, 2017.

Nahum Prieto and Joe Rios are the owners of record for horse “Flashin Angel” .In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is their FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a lifetime.

For Juan Carlos Gonzalez’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2, Page 3 Threshold limit for Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml in the blood 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 CLASS 4 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES /15.2.6.11(A): Trainer /15.2.6.11(B) Trainer Responsibility /16.47.1.10 (C) (5) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: 16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer 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: BELLA A VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-33 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 Bella A. Valenzuela having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on January 21, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21678 taken from the 1st place finisherBlazin Eagle” following the 6th race, on November 26, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 63 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Juan M. Gonzalez. Juan M. Gonzalez, trainer of record for horse “Blazin Eagle”, was duly notified and appeared with translator Juan Carlos Gonzalez for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Gonzalez’s SECOND 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 and 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Bella A. Valenzuela a penalty as follows:
    1. The horse “Blazin Eagle” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS TRAINER 2nd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,500 and 15 day suspension:OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. (4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HOWARD GRAHAM MOTION Ruling Date: 10/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #15-0134 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at University of California, Davis (UCD lab sample #EACL-150603-2), sample number 0067782 taken from KITTEN’S POINT, who finished first in the ninth race at Keeneland on April 24, 2015 contained methocarbamol (Class C drug) at a level of 2.9 ng/ml in blood. After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards Mr. Motion is hereby suspended FIVE (5) days, October 13, 2015 through October 17, 2015 (inclusive) and fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. KITTEN’S POINT is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During his suspension Mr. Motion is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Mr. Motion is denied pending transfer to persons acceptable to the stewards. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4)
810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3)
810 KAR 1:017 Section (6)(7)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 2, subsection (2)(c) (3) (5)(a)(b) (6)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(b)


BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: HOWARD GRAHAM MOTION Ruling Date: 10/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #15-0134-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #15-0134 - Appeal Submitted
Name: HOWARD GRAHAM MOTION Ruling Date: 3/30/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #15-0134-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #15-0134 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: GEORGE STRAWBRIDGE Ruling Date: 10/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #15-0135 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at University of California, Davis (UCD lab sample #EACL-150603-2), sample number 0067782 taken from KITTEN’S POINT, who finished first in the ninth race at Keeneland on April 24, 2015 contained methocarbamol (Class C drug) at a level of 2.9 ng/ml in blood. Mr. Strawbridge was represented at a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards. KITTEN’S POINT is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling all purse monies must be returned to the association. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (w).

810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3)
810 KAR 1:017 Section (6) (7)
810 KAR 1:018 Section 2, subsection (2)(c) (3) (5)(a)(b) (6)
810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(c)


BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: GEORGE STRAWBRIDGE Ruling Date: 10/7/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #15-0135-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #15-0135 - Appeal Submitted
Name: GEORGE STRAWBRIDGE Ruling Date: 3/30/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #15-0135-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #15-0135 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: STEVEN WAYNE HOBBY Ruling Date: 3/28/2014
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 14-037 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer STEVE HOBBY is fined $100.00 for failing to notify the
identifier of the alteration of the sex of "Charismatic Pulpit,"
a participant in the Fifth Race on March 20, 2014, so the
information could be included on the horse's certificate of
registration and be included in the program, a violation of ARC
Rule #2123.



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