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. >12/1/2016<

216 Total Rulings compiled at: 12/6/2016 5:50:07 PM G.M.T.

Name: GREG ALLEN GREEN Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-154 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Greg Green having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on December 5, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Betamethasone (class 4 penalty category C major drug) found in test sample NM21333 taken from the 3rd place finisherCordes” following the first race, on November 1, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Betamethasone at 263 pg/ml in the blood, which is above the allowable limit of 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment#2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Greg Green. Sharon Gober, owner of record for horse “Cordes”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) and 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b), this is a first Class 4C major medication violation in a 365- day period for Mrs. Gober. For this first Class 4C major medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Greg Green. a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 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.
    2. The horse “Cordes” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
Greg Green is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) 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) 15.2.6.3 Statutory Authority: 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required: 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 15.2.6.9(A)(4) 15.2.6.9 C.(3)PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 1ST offense in a (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000. OWNER 1st offense in a (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: 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: DONALD IRVINE Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-258 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Irvine failed to drive when programed on #9 Double A Diamond in race 15 on 12/4/16.  O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-155 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/13/2016 Suspension End: 12/17/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey Sergio Becerra Jr., having been summoned and represented by jockey Bonifacio Quiroz before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on November 19 ,2016, at Zia Park , while aboard #2 “Tarcetti”. (Bore in down the lane causing 1 to check and alter course.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Sergio Becerra Jr. a suspension of 3 race days (December 13, 2016, December 16, 2016, and December 17, 2016 ). Sergio Becerra Jr. is allowed to ride designated races. This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) 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 Slatutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: DARYL JOE BONTRAGER Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-260 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Bontrager was late to the paddock with #4 Ibanez in race 3 on 12/4/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50   14-99
Name: SIMON ALLARD Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-259 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #8 Sand Tilly Lace in race 9 on 12/3/16 he did drive inside the pylons causing a placing. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99
Name: JAVIER HINOJOS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-149 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS is hereby restored to Good Standing having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016, concerning a suspension issued in ruling 2016-ZIA-136.

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: JAVIER HINOJOS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-148 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016, 2016 at Zia Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application (refer to ruling 2016-ZIA-136).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 5, 2017 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension

JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS is found to be in violation of.

15.2.3.8 B(3) (f) 16.47.1.8 (L)(1) 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) and 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required and 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: HILDA I MOJICA Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-152 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/5/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Hilda Mojica, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016, for being found in possession of a needle (found on her person while standing in front of stall #59 assigned to trainer Javier Montoya) during a routine check by investigator Wiseman in the receiving barn area at Zia Park Racetrack on December 4, 2016.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Hilda Mojica the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective December 5, 2016.

During said time of applicable suspension Hilda Mojica 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, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned by Hilda Mojica are denied further entry pending the outcome of her hearing December 6, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

15.2.1.9 B(3) and 15.2.6.8 B(3) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) and 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required and 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: JOSE LUIS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-147 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 Jose Luis Hernandez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on December 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Boxwineizfine”(NM 16572), who finished first place the 4th race, on March 25, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and confirmed in split sample sent to Texas A&M on May 5, 2016. For this First Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Hernandez a penalty as follows: The horse “Boxwineizfine” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 4th race, on March 25, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Jm Splenda
                2. Phoebesdynasty
                3. Pvaliant Chick
                4. Fine Oak Corona
                5. Apollitical OK
                6. Skipper Regard
                7. Prospect Shadow
                8. Silver Citizen
                9. My Dashin Corona
UNPLACED “Boxwineizfine”

Jose Luis Hernandez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: and 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: 15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows: First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority and 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) and 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required and 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party 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: JAVIER P MONTOYA Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-153 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/5/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner, Javier Montoya, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016, for his involvement concerning a needle handed to owner, Hilda Mojica (girlfriend) from inside of receiving barn stall #59 (assigned to Javier Montoya) for his entry “VMR REBEL” for the 9th race on December 4, 2016, at Zia Park and witnessed by NMRC Investigator Wiseman. For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Javier Montoya the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective December 5, 2016.

During said time of applicable suspension Javier Montoya 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, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Javier Montoya are denied further entry pending the outcome of his hearing December 6, 2016, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

15.2.1.9 B(3) and 15.2.6.8 B(3) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) and 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required and 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBERTS Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-044-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Jonathan Roberts is fined $50 for failing to keep the hole closed after the 1/4 pole in the 7th race on November 29, 2016 at Dover Downs.  DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.10.  All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written ruling.
Name: LUIS CARLOS ROJERO Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-150 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Luis Rojero, having been duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016 for failure to have sufficient works for entry “ONTHEROCKSROXY” which resulted in a scratch in the 6th race December 4, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Luis Rojero a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 5, 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.

Luis Rojero is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.11( A)(1) WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS:(1) 15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) 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) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-151 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan D. Torres having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on December 5, 2016, 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 NM24303 taken from the 2nd place finisherFlash For Corona” following the eighth race, on October 15, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 107 pg/ml in the blood, which is above the allowable limit of 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 D. Torres. Martin Ibarra, the owner of record for horse “Flash For Corona”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party, this infraction is considered a first Class 4C (major) medication violation in a 365- day period for Martin Ibarra. For this first Class 4C (major) medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan D. Torres a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 5, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Flash For Corona”, must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

Juan D. Torres is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC,15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations:(3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows: for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood :TRAINER 1ST offense (Trainer) 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: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority AND 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) AND 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required AND 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 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: JERRY L TOUSLEY Ruling Date: 12/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-256 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Tousley was late to the paddock with #1 Judana in race 3 on 11/30/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50  14-99
Name: DANIEL MILLER Ruling Date: 12/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-257 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Miller failed to drive when programed on #7 Holyholyguacamolie in race 3 on 11/30/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: ALFREDO TRIANA Ruling Date: 12/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-146 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/12/2016 Suspension End: 12/16/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Alfredo Triana Jr., having been summoned and represented by jockey guild member, L. Salvador Martinez, before the Board of Stewards on December 4, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on December 3, 2016, at Zia Park , while aboard “UNFORGIVEN. (Bore out shortly after the start crowding outside horses).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Triana Jr. a suspension of 3 race days (December 12, 2016, December 13, 2016, and December 16, 2016). Alfredo Triana Jr. is allowed to ride designated races. This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) 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) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: DAN S KENNEDY Ruling Date: 12/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-255 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Kennedy failed to drive when programed on #2 Western Wayne in race 13 on 11/30/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: GENE LEE BURDEN Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-145 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Gene L. Burden, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 3, 2016 for failure to have sufficient works for entry “FOOSEDREAM GIRL” which resulted in a scratch in the 6th race October 12, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Gene L. Burden a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 3, 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.

Gene L. Burden is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.11( A)(1) WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS:(1) 15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) 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) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: JENNIFER LEE KING Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R16073 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/3/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jenni Lee King (MRC #800376), subject of ruling # R16065 and R16068 dated September 14, 2016 and September 30, 2016, was assessed fines by the Board of Judges in the amount of One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($1,250.00). The fines have not been paid.

Minn. R. 7877.0155 states that acceptance of a Class C license means that the licensee agrees "to abide by all rulings and decisions of the stewards". Minn. R. 7897.0130, subp. 6 requires that all fines imposed by the stewards, judges or Commission be paid within 72 hours of the date of the ruling imposing the fine.

Jenni Lee King is in breach of these rules and hereby assessed an additional civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for failure to abide by a decision of the judges and is suspended until full payment of fines and provides evidence of financial responsibility.

Failure to pay these fines in full may result in additional sanctions, including ineligibility for licensing in Minnesota. Please contact Colleen Hurlbert at 952-496-7950 for questions regarding this ruling.

Payments to be made to: Minnesota Racing Commission 1100 Canterbury Road Suite 100 Shakopee, MN 55379

Name: ARTHUR GIAMBRONE Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre115 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/18/2016 Suspension End: 11/20/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Giambrone is hereby suspended form driving for a period of three (3) days, November 18, 2016 through November 20, 2016 inclusive.
 
While driving #4 "Magnum Mike" in the 6th race on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  Mr. Giambrone did drive in a careless manner, moving his horse into the outer flow without full clearance, causing #5 "Artic Escape" to break.
 
#4 "Magnum Mike finished 3rd, disqualified and placed last.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6(a)2,6,8,10
Name: DAVID A PINKNEY Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre101 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Pinkney is hereby fined the sum of three-hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving CARIBBEAN BEACH in the 10th race on October 15, 2016.  You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner.
 
Vioaltion of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: JOHN R PLUTINO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre102 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Plutino is hereby fined the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #2 " PACIFIC ESCAPE" in the 2nd race on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner.
 
 
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
 
Name: ANTHONY T LAKE Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre99 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Lake is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.
 
Failure to drive when programmed in the 1st race at Freehold Raceway on October 15, 2016.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-7.29(a)2
Name: VINNY A GINSBURG Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre98 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Ginsburg is hereby fined the sum of three-hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #2 MAJESTIC TODDY N in the 6th race on Ocotber 14, 2016.  You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: KYLE JOSEPH CAULFIELD Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre114 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/19/2016 Suspension End: 11/21/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Caulfield is hereby suspended for a period of three (3) days from November 19, 2016 through November 21, 2016 inclusive.
 
While driving #3 "Playrosa" in the 7th race on October 29, 2016.  You did change course in the stretch and impeded the progress of #6 "Track Master D".
 
#3 "Playrosa" finished 3rd and was placed 6th.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6(2)
Name: ELIZABETH JANE CAROTENUTO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-FRE-67 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Elizabeth Carotenuto is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for failing to have her horse in the paddock by the prescribed time on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:23.8(a)2i
Name: PAUL ROY Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre110 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver Paul Roy is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.
 
You did drive with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons, after the 3/4 mile pole while driving #6  "Camcracker Dynasty" in the 2nd race.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    DRIVING IN A CARELESS MANNER.
Name: IVAN S LLOPEZ Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre105 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ivan Llopez is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.
 
You did drive with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons while driving #1  "Don't Tell Wayne" in the 7th race on Thursday, Ocotber 27, 2016.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10    Driving in a careless manner
Name: JAMES A CLARRY Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre119 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Clarry is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.
 
You did drive with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons while driving #1 Civic Duty" in the 3rd race on November 25, 2016.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6(a)10  Driving in a careless manner
Name: JOHN ROBERT PYOTT Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre116 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/18/2016 Suspension End: 11/20/2016
Ruling Text:
ohn Pyott is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days November 18, 2016 through November 20, 2016.
 
You did drive with a wheel inside multiple "Hubless Rail" pylons before and after the 3/4 mile pole while driving #2 "Beautiful Bob" in the 1st race on Thursday, November 17, 2016 resulting in a disqualification.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6(a)10  Driving in a Careless Manner
Name: JOHN ROBERT PYOTT Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre117 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Driver John  Pyott is hereby fined the sum of three-hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #2 "Beautiful Bob in the 1st race on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  You did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
Name: NICK SURICK Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre100 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Nick Surick is hereby fined the sum of three-hundred ($300.00) dollars.
 
While driving #6 "Perfect Terror" in the 5th race on October 27, 2016, you did use the whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner by whipping while out of contention.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.15
 
Name: NICK SURICK Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre104 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Surick is hereby fined the sum of one-hundred & fifty ($150.00) dollars.
 
While driving #2 "THAT GIRL OF MINE" in the 4th race on Thursday, October 20, 2016, Mr. Surick did drive in a careless manner and cross over without clearance, causing interference to #'s 7 and 8 after the 3/4 pole.
 
#2 "THAT GIRL OF MINE" finished 4th, disqualified and placed 6th.
 
Violation of  N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-20.6(a) 1,2,3,5,8,10.
Name: RAY R BAYNES Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre109 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Ray Baynes is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.
 
Failure to name a proper driver by the prescribed time for "Cheyenne Leila" in the 2nd race on Friday, November 11, 2016 necessitating a late driver change.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-16.9
Name: STEPHEN M SMITH Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2016-FRE-55 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Smith is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars .
 
Failure to drive when programmed in the 9th race at Freehold Raceway on October 15, 2016.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-7.29(a)2
Name: NICOLE DICOSTANZO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre108 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/4/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Effective November 15, 2016 Nicole Dicostanzo is suspended for financial irresponsibility (oustanding judgment).
 
Violation of NJAC Rulie 13:71-1.21  Financial Irresponsibility
Name: NICOLE DICOSTANZO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre113 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Nicole DiConstanzo's Ruling 16FRE108 dated November 4, 2016 suspending her, has been stayed pending final resolution of the agreed payment plan.
 
N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-1.21 Financial Irresponsibility
Name: KRISTYN B DICOSTANZO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre107 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/4/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Effective November 15, 2016 Kristyn Dicostanzo is suspended for financial irresponsibility (outstanding judgment).
 
Violation of NJAC Rule  13:71-1.21  Financial Irresponsibility
Name: KRISTYN B DICOSTANZO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 16fre112 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Kristyn DiConstanzo's Ruling 16FRE107 dated November 4, 2016 suspending her, has been stayed pending final resolution of the agreed payment plan.  
 
N.J.A.C. Rule 13:71-1.21 Financial Irresponsibility
Name: AKE SVANSTEDT Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MDH78 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/2/2017 Suspension End: 2/1/2017
Ruling Text:
As result of the administrative hearing conducted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the Board of Judges has determined that:
 
Ake Svanstedt was the trainer of the horse BLUE MUSE when it raced at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday, August 5, 2016;
 
Ake Svanstedt was the trainer of the horse RESOLVE when it raced at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
 
As the programmed trainer of the horses BLUE MUSE and RESOLVE in their respective races on the dates noted above, Mr. Svanstedt is the absolute insurer of and responsible for the condition of all horses within his care and custody.  He is obligated to protect and guard the horse against the administration of any drug or substance foreign to the natural horse and shall not enter or start a horse that has in its body any drug or foreign substance.
 
The post-race blood sample collected from the horse BLUE MUSE on August 5, 2016 identified the presence of the prohibited substance, Dexamethasone.
 
The presence of Dexamethasone in the horse BLUE MUSE on August 5, 2016 is in direct violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.1.  The horse BLUE MUSE competed in the first race on Friday, August 5, 2016, finishing first in the race.  Consistent with N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.7(b), BLUE MUSE is disqualified from sharing in the purse.  The purse is hereby ordered to be redistributed among the remaining eligible finishers.
 
As a result of the post-race positive test of the horse BLUE MUSE on August 5, 2016, trainer Ake Svanstedt is in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.6 (a)(b)(c)(d) and is hereby suspended for a period of
15 days and fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.  In addition to the penalty issued, 1 Multiple Medication Violation (MMV) point, as recommended by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, shall be assigned as a result of the class C violation.
 
The post-race blood sample collected from the horse RESOLVE on August 6, 2016, identified the presence of the prohibited substance, Dexamethasone.  
 
The presence of Dexamethasone in the horse RESOLVE on August 6, 2016 is in direct violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.1.  The horse RESOLVE competed in the sixth race on Saturday, August 6, 2016, finishing first in the race.  Consistent with N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.7(b), RESOLVE is hereby disqualified from sharing in the purse.  The purse is hereby ordered to be redistributed among the remaining eligible finishers.
 
As a result of the post-race positive test of the horse RESOLVE on Saturday, August 6, 2016, trainer
Ake Svanstedt is in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.6 (a)(b)(c)(d) and is hereby suspended for a period
of 15 days and fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.  In addition to the penalty issued,
1 Multiple Medication Violation (MMV) point, as recommended by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, shall be assigned as a result of this class C violation.
 
Mr. Svanstedt is hereby suspended for a total of thirty (30) days and fined the total sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars.  The two 15-day suspensions shall be served consecutively, starting on January 2, 2017 and continue though and including January 31, 2017.  In addition to the penalty issued, a total of 2 Multiple Medication Violation (MMV) points, as recommended by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, shall be assigned as a result of these class C violations.  During the period of suspension, Mr. Svanstedt is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes.
Name: Dale Williams Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-254 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2016 Suspension End: 11/30/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Williams is hereby suspended until he pays the fine ($100.00) per ruling NFLD-2016-183 at Northfield Park. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-99
Name: BILLY GLEN MURPHY Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-115 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
B. Glen Murphy was denied on November 16, 2016, in Ruling 45809 for noncompliance with the
Centralized Collection Unit. Having received a "Notice of Withdrawal of Certificate of
Noncompliance" from the Centralized Collection Unit, B. Glen Murphy is hereby restored to good
standing.
Name: RONNIE H WRENN Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-252 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Wrenn had an extended conversation with another driver on the race track after the post parade of race 5 on 11/29/16.  O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29(A)(12)  17-99
Name: ROBERT R COBLENTZ Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-247 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Coblentz was responsible for his employee administering an unknown substance with an oral dose syringe to #2 Nanohio while in the paddock prior to race 12 on 11/22/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(A)(8)  18-01(B)(3)(f)  18-07  18-99
Name: NICHOLAS JOHN KOZAR Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-253 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2016 Suspension End: 11/30/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. Kozar is hereby suspended until he pays the fine ($100.00) per ruling NFLD-2016-185 at Northfield Park. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-99
Name: BREWER M ADAMS Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-249 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Adams was late to the paddock with #7 One Crazy Eagle in race 3 on 11/27/16 causing the horse to be scratched. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50  14-99
Name: CHARLES HAGANS Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 21992 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/19/2016 Suspension End: 12/18/2016
Ruling Text:
Appeared before the stewards as per ruling 21098 issued 4/29/2015. Tested positive for a controlled dangerous substance, first offence. Suspended 30 days and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Reinstatement is contingent upon an evaluation and after providing a negative urine report.
Name: CHARLES M TAYLOR Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-248 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Taylor failed to drive when programed on #1 BB Tinkerbelle in race 12 on 11/28/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: AARON EDWARD MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-251 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Merriman had an extended conversation with another driver on the race track after the post parade of race 5 on 11/29/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29(A)(12)  17-99
Name: JOHN D WENGERD Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2016-NDP-250 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Wengerd failed to drive when programed on #5 Keystone Royce in race 4 on 11/28/16. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: JUAN DE DIOS ACOSTA Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-167 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failed to fulfill his riding engagements on Saturday, November 26, 2016
Name: DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-037A Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/12/2016 Suspension End: 9/18/2016
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES WAS THE RIDER OF THE HORSE, #7 "BLAZEN PANTHER" IN THE 10TH RACE ON 7/29/2016 AT FAIR MEADOWS TULSA. DURING THE RACE, MR. TORRES ALLOWED HIS MOUNT TO INTERFERE WITH OR IMPEDE ANOTHER HORSE IN THE RACE, RESULTING IN DISQUALIFICATION. MR. TORRES THEN ENGAGED IN UNSPORTSMANLIKE AND DETRIMENTAL CONDUCT TOWARDS THE RACING OFFICIALS. MR. TORRES FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE STEWARDS' VERBAL ORDER TO APPEAR IN THEIR OFFICE THE FOLLOWING MORNING.IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. TORRES BE SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES FOR A PERIOD OF 7 DAYS, BEGINNING 9/12/2016 THROUGH 9/18/2016 FOR CARELESS RIDING. HE IS ALSO FINED $500.00 FOR BEING NON-COMPLIANT AND FOR HIS CONDUCT TOWARDS THE RACING OFFICIALS.
Name: Eberd A Estrada Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-165 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Estrada did not have his horse Ice Blue Vision in the paddock at the appointed time for the running of the 4th Race on Friday, November 18, 2016, necessitating an untimely scratch.
Name: DARIUS THORPE Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-166 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failed to do his reported weight on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Name: GERARD OCHOA Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After Racing Program
Ruling Number: 2016-GPAR-13 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FINAL ORDER # 2016035022, F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - HYDROXYDANTROLENE.
Name: CHRISTOPHER L CONWAY Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-074 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/21/2016 Suspension End: 11/27/2016
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CHRISTOPHER LOWELL CONWAY WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING TELEPHONICALLY AND PLED "NO CONTEST" TO CARELESS RIDING. DURING THE RUNNING OF THE RACE, MR. CONWAY STRUCK HIS MOUNT #10 "WGS SWEET WILLIE" PAST THE WIRE, CAUSING HIS MOUNT TO DUCK IN AND INTERFER WITH #6 AND #7. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. CONWAY BE SUSPENDED FOR 7 DAYS, BEGINNING 11/21/2016 THROUGH 11/27/2016. THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION DOES NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED STAKES OR TRIAL RACES PROVIDED THE RIDER IS NAMED ON AT TIME OF ENTRY. EACH DAY OF PARTICIPATION EXTENDS SUSPENSION A LIKE NUMBER OF DAYS.
Name: BOBBY V PERSAD Ruling Date: 11/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Tropical Park
Ruling Number: 2016-TPK-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FINAL ORDER # 2016030652 - F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION - DEXAMETHASONE.
Name: Damon Leeds Ruling Date: 11/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2016-PRM-114 Ruling Type: Theft of Property
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/29/2016 Suspension End: 12/29/2016
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held for Groom/Hot Walker Damon Leeds on November 23, 2016 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.  The hearing was to determine if Leeds was in violation of Iowa Rules of Racing 491 IAC 6.5(3) “d,” “e” & “i.”  Specifically, whether Leeds stole Lori Harris’s bicycle from outside of Dorm A on October 16, 2016.  
 
Leeds participated in his hearing via telephone was unable to be represented by legal counsel or present any evidence or witnesses on his behalf; however, Leeds did provide testimony to the board.
 
The Board entered the following into the administrative file:
Notice of Hearing dated October 19, 2016 with a scheduled hearing date of October 31, 2016.
Notice of Hearing Continuance requested by Leeds dated October 25, 2016 re-scheduled for November 16, 2016, so that he could contact his witness.
Notice of Hearing Continuance (Board’s request) dated November 2, 2016 re-scheduled for November 23, 2016.
EXH A; Prairie Meadows Security Incident Report dated 10/16/16 Lori Harris’s report of her missing bicycle.
EXH B; Prairie Meadows Security Incident Report dated 10/18/16 states Security Managers Sickels and Shearer reviewed surveillance coverage from the Stable Gate from October 16, 2016 and observed Groom Damon Leeds ride a brown bicycle with a basket on the handlebars, similar to the one Harris reported stolen, out of the Stable Gate.
EXH C; Prairie Meadows Security Report dated 10/19/16 states Security Manager Shearer observed and then stopped Leeds as he was riding a brown bicycle along Prairie Meadows Drive. The report further states Leeds’s statement to Shearer and that Leeds filled out a voluntary report.
EXH D; Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino Voluntary Report dated October 19, 2016 filled out by Leeds.
EXH E; Board of Stewards notes of telephone conversation with Trainer Kenny Laymon dated October 20, 2016.
 
Leeds testified he gave Raul; that works for Trainer Kenny Laymon, $20.00 for his bicycle and was to meet Raul at his dorm to get the bike. When Raul didn’t show up, he (Leeds) took the only bike that was there, figuring it was Raul’s.  Leeds further testified that his taking of the bike is just a big misunderstanding.
 
The Board contacted Trainer Kenny Laymon (EXH E).  Laymon stated he did, and still does, have two Spanish boys that worked for him at Prairie Meadows. Laymon stated that both boys had matching bicycles and still have them.  Laymon further stated that neither boy is taller than 5’6”.
 
The Board finds, based on the preponderance of evidence, Groom/Hot Walker Damon Leeds in violation of the aforementioned Iowa Rules of Racing.  The Board cannot find any plausible reasoning to afford Leeds the benefit of doubt.  Therefore, the Board hereby suspends any and all IRGC Licenses held by Damon Leeds for a period of thirty (30) days, November 29, 2016 through December 28, 2016 for the theft of Lori Harris’s bicycle.  
Name: RONALD WAYNE WERNER Ruling Date: 11/29/2016
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After Racing Program
Ruling Number: 2016-GPAR-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: FINAL ORDER # 2016034998, F.S. VIOLATION 550.2415 - DEXAMETHASONE.
Name: ADRIAN E HUITRON Ruling Date: 11/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-143 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/9/2016 Suspension End: 3/9/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Adrian E. Huitron having been duly notified and represented by counsel Gene N. Chavez before the Board of Stewards on November 28, 2016, concerning a hearing that was continued from November 8, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” detected at a level of 35 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2), in horse “Politically Correct” (Test Sample #: NM24979) who finished third place in the 7th race on September 4, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM, and confirmed in split sample at a level of 19.2±1.1 ng/ml in the urine sent to Texas A&M on October 10, 2016.

Valeriano Racing Stables (Samuel Valeriano), the owner of record for the horse “Politicaly Correct”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing, this is his First Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period.

For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation for trainer within a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed (Adrian E. Huitron) a penalty as follows.

1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 9, 2016, through March 9, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 28, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Politicaly Correct” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test prior to entry. 4. The horse “Politicaly Correct” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on September 4, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Zoomin Effortlessly
        2. Jessies First Down
        3. El Duero
        4. Bodacious Eagle
        5. Apollitical Ok
        6. Mad About The Moon
        7. Carters Last Straw
        8. Glock
Unplaced “Politicaly Correct --PAGE 1 of 2--

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

Adrian E. Huitron is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer/owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

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

Name: FELIPE GARCIA LUNA Ruling Date: 11/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-142 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Felipe Garcia Luna, having been summoned, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on November 28, 2016, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “AIDENS MOONFLASH” in the 2nd Race on November 28, , 2016, at Zia Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules. (Allowed horse to drift out down lane with minimal effort).

For these rule violations the Board of Stewards assessed, Felipe Garcia Luna, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($250.00), which includes a ($50.00) fifty dollar fine for failure to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review.

The fine is to be paid on or before December 28, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: FELIPE GARCIA LUNA Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-142-MOD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-142 - Modified Ruling
Name: FELIPE GARCIA LUNA Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-142-MOD1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-142 - Modified Ruling corected date of race to November 27, 2016 Jockey Felipe Garcia Luna, having been summoned, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on November 28, 2016, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “AIDENS MOONFLASH” in the 2nd Race on November 27, 2016, at Zia Park, is found to be in violation of Commission rules. (Allowed horse to drift out down lane with minimal effort).

For these rule violations the Board of Stewards assessed, Felipe Garcia Luna, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($250.00), which includes a ($50.00) fifty dollar fine for failure to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards for race/film review.

The fine is to be paid on or before December 28, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required

Name: Robertino Diodoro Ruling Date: 11/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-134 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Robertino Diodoro, having waived his right to formal notice of hearing on November 27, 2016, regarding a security citation for working an unlicensed groom on November 23, 2016 at Zia Park.

The Board of Stewards assessed Robertino Diodoro a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Robertino Diodoro was found to be in violation of Commission rules.

16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY 16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: OTHER RESPONSIBILITY 16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) NMAC: GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) & (2), 5.2.1.8 B (1) NMAC: LICENSES REQUIRED/GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3) (f) NMAC: STEWARDS DISCIPLINARY ACTION 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) NMAC: STEWARDS GENERAL AUTHORITY 6.47.1.8. T. NMAC: KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.1.9(b) NMAC: APPEAL 16.47.1.3 NMAC: STATUTORY AUTHORITY

Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 11/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-139 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Joaquin Lopez, having appeared before the Board of Stewards and waived his right to a formal hearing on November 27, 2016, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “MM Stony Bay” which resulted in a scratch in the second race November 27, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assessed Joaquin Lopez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Joaquin Lopez was found to be in violation of Commission rules.

15.2.5.11( A)(1) NMAC: WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS 15.2.5.12 (L) NMAC: 16.47.1.10 (C) NMAC: OTHER RESPONSIBILITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) NMAC: STEWARDS DISCIPLINARY ACTION 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) NMAC: STEWARDS GENERAL AUTHORITY 16.47.1.8. T. NMAC: KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 16.47.1.3 NMAC: STATUTORY AUTHORITY 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) & (2) NMAC: LICENSE REQUIRED 16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: OTHER RESPONSIBILITY 16.47.1.8 L (1)(C) NMAC: GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) & (2), 5.2.1.8 B (1) NMAC: LICENSES REQUIRED/GENERAL AUTHORITY

Name: JAVIER HINOJOS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 11/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-136 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/27/2016 Suspension End: 12/5/2016
Ruling Text: Groom JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on November 27, 2016, at Zia Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS a penalty of the following: A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately November 27, 2016, pending appearance before the Zia Park Board of stewards.

During said time of suspension JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

JAVIER HERNANDEZ-HINOJOS is found to be in violation of:

5.2.1.9 (B)(4) (d) 16.47.1.8 (L)(1) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 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: JAVIER HINOJOS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-136-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/27/2016 Suspension End: 12/5/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-136 - Restored to Good Standing having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 5, 2016.
Name: CHRIS R RICHARD Ruling Date: 11/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0097 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number 0092286 taken from ABRAHAM, who finished third in the first race at Churchill Downs on November 2, 2016 contained dexamethasone at a level of 83 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined ONE THOUSAND ($1000.00) DOLLARS. ABRAHAM is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: jaime Castellanos Ruling Date: 11/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2598 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner - Trainer Jaime Castellanos was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 11/26/16.
 
Mr. Castellanos is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because a post-race blood sample taken from his horse, "Jim's Edition," that won the 3rd race at Retama Park on 10/29/16 contained excess Phenylbutazone @ 2.9 +/- 0.35 mg/ml. (Sample # RP043909).
 
Mr. Castellanos had a prior Phenylbutazone ruling, RETA2593, for an overage on 10/21/16. However, as Mr. Castellanos was not informed of that first positive before "Jim's Edition," raced, this case is also considered a first violation within 365 days.
Name: JOEL CHRISTOPHER STURGEON Ruling Date: 11/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-133 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/7/2016 Suspension End: 1/21/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Joel Sturgeon having been duly notified and having responded via phone before the Board of Stewards on November 26, 2016, 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 “Classified Bulls Eye” ( Test Sample #: NM24090 ), who finished second place in the 7th race on October 1, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, and confirmed with a split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on October 28, 2016.

Jose Luis Cardenas-Calderon is the owner of record for the horse “Classified Bulls Eye”. Jose Jose Luis Cardenas-Calderon was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing (15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)) .

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

1. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 7, 2016, through January 21, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before December 26, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Classified Bulls Eye” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 11, 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 “Classified Bulls Eye” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on October 1, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Don Quixote
        2. No Playing Games
        3. Surfins Easy
        4. The Essentials
        5. All Bodacious
        6. Rc Movin Chicks
        7. One Classy Eagle
        8. Dreamsfrecklefoot
        9. Flyin Hi Class
Unplaced “Classified Bulls Eye--PAGE 1 of 2--

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

Joel Sturgeon is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) 15.2.6.9(P) 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer/owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows: First Lifetime offense Trainer (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. First Lifetime offense owner (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. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7) 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 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." --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: MAGGI M MOSS Ruling Date: 11/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0098 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, sample number 0092286 taken from ABRAHAM who finished third in the first race at Churchill Downs on November 2, 2016 contained dexamethasone at a level of 83 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). ABRAHAM is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. All purse monies must be returned to the association. The purse of this race is ordered redistributed as follows:

THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH IS: 1st # 4 LADDIE BOY 2nd # 5 MAGIC OF BELIEVING 3rd # 1 KING PTOLEMY 4th # 6 MR. TICKLE 5th # 3 TAPIDOR

Disqualified # 2 ABRAHAM

Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling.

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 11/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-132 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/7/2016 Suspension End: 1/6/2017
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Ruben Leyba Jr. having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on November 26, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug “16-hydroxystanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Aries Rising (Test Sample #: NM19150), who finished first place in the 9th race, on September 9, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on October 7, 2016. Ruben Leyba Jr. and Samantha Leyba are the owners of record for the horse “Aries Rising”. Samantha Leyba also responded telephonically for the hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ruben Leyba Jr. a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 7, 2016, through January 6, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before December 26, 2016, 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 “Aries Rising” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 28, 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 “Aries Rising” is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race, on September 9, 2016 (NMSF Futurity Trial) at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:
                1. Moon River
                2. Famous James
                3. Cowgirlsalady
                4. Rockin N Scootin
                5. Gran Conquistador
                6. Jess a Leap
                7. Kg Miracle
Unplaced “Aries Rising” PAGE 1 OF 2

5. Pursuant to rule15.2.1.9(B)(3)(d), the horse “Aries Rising” is also hereby disqualified from 8th place and ordered unplaced from the 11th race, on September 24, 2016 (NMSF Futurity Final) at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:

                1. Mitey Man
                2. Magnifico Dragon
                3. A Sure First
                4. Scooters Debutant
                5. Go Daddy Gone
                6. Moon River
                7. Kendall James
                8. Daddy Queen Cartel
                9. White Russian
Unplaced “Aries Rising” During said time of applicable suspension, Ruben Leyba 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 Ruben Leyba Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ruben Leyba Jr. is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(H)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS(1) 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) 15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:
    • 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.
    • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Absolute Insurer 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) 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) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 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." PAGE 2 OF 2

Name: LUIS NEGRON Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21983 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/2/2016 Suspension End: 12/8/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended seven calendar days December 2, 2016 through December 08, 2016 inclusive, for careless riding during the running of race 2, November 22, 2016, at Delta Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount, Composed, from first to second place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
 
Name: STEVEN BARRY. FLINT Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21979 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entered "Freakonthelead" at two tracks, to run on the same day (11-19-16) at Delta Downs and Fair Grounds resulting in late scratches.
Name: THOMAS M AMOSS Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21980 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entered "Angelic Score" at two tracks, to run on the same day (12-01-16) at Delta Downs and Fair Grounds resulting in late scratches.
Name: PAUL A CATANIO Ruling Date: 11/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16403PN 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 TRAINER LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #09234904 OF PAUL CATANIO, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: Jose A. Guerrero Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21982 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/2/2016 Suspension End: 12/8/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended seven calendar days December 2, 2016 through December 08, 2016 inclusive, for careless riding during the running of race 5, November 22, 2016, at Delta Downs, resulting in the disqualification of his mount from second to fifth place. Allowed to ride in designated races.  Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: Alex De Beauville Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21981 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Red Kingdom Star” from race 2, November 23, 2016 at Delta Downs.
Name: CALVIN HENRY BOREL Ruling Date: 11/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0096 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving your right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS for failure to fulfill your riding engagement in the tenth race at Churchill Downs on November 20, 2016. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:009 Section 10

Name: JOSEPH E BESECKER Ruling Date: 11/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16402PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO COUPLE AN ENTRY, NECESSITATING A SCRATCH OF THE HORSE MO' MUNNINGS FROM THE 10TH RACE, NOVEMBER 23, 2016. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 5, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 15, 2016. 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: JAMIE J NESS Ruling Date: 11/26/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16257PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER JAMIE J. NESS d.b.a JAGGER,INC. IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "COUNTY CORRECTIONS" IN RACE #7 ON NOVEMBER 22,2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.216. 165.216 IF A LICENSEE SHALL...DELIVER A HORSE LATE TO THE PADDOCK...THE STEWARDS OR THE COMMISSION MAY ENTER A FINE ONLY PRIOR TO THE HOLDING OF A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE INDICATING THE ACT...IF THE LICENSEE DESIRES TO APPEAL A FINE, HE SHALL, ON TIMELY COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, BE ENTITLED TO A HEARING DE NOVO... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS NOTICE IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULING THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECIISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: RAMSYE JAIMS MITCHELL Ruling Date: 11/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Nebraska State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 18 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/21/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Owner Ramsye Mitchell having been notified and failed to comply with Hall County Court Financial Judgment filed by Mid Nebraska Feeds is in violation of Nebraska Racing Commission rule 10.004 (Financial Responsibility).

Ms. Mitchell was properly notified by certified United States Postal Service mail and verbally of a Nebraska Racing Commission hearing to be held on November 21, 2016, and failed to appear.

The Owner license of Ramyse Mitchell is hereby revoked and she remains ineligible for licensing until such time that the judgment is paid in full.

Name: Xavier Alonso Ruling Date: 11/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3263 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Xavier Alonzo Jr having been duly noticed, waived hearing and is fined two hundred and fifty (250.00) dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for the class 4 medication violation Phenylbutazone at 8.5 +/- 1.4 mg/mL in serum in sample (LS054214) for the second place finisher SHES DASHIN BYE in the third race at Lone Star Park on 10/28/16.
 
First Violation in 365 days.
Name: KEVIN J THOMPSON Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-7 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Approved for licensure (felon) by LSRC on 11/21/2016 conditioned on submitting a negative urine report. Negative sample submitted on 11/24/2016.
Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 11/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-120 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/30/2016 Suspension End: 1/14/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Joaquin Lopez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 19, 2016, 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 “16-hydroxystanozol” and a confirmed overage for the therapeutic drug “Dexamethasone” at a level of 218 pg/ml in the blood which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 5 pg/ml in the blood. detected in horse “Just Bettybetty Good”, who finished third place in the 4th race on June 28th, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM, Test Sample #: NM21034 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on November 18, 2015. 16-hydroxystanozol was confirmed in the urine sample and Dexamethasone was confirmed at a level of 201±13pg/ml in the blood. Saul Mendez is the owner of record for the horse “Just Bettybetty Good, he was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards for this hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation and FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Joaquin Lopez a penalty as follows. 1. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 30, 2017, through January 14, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 20, 2016, 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. The horse “Just Bettybetty Good” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run 4. The horse “Just Bettybetty Good” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on June 28th, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
        1. Lethal Dynasty
        2. Pf Fancy
        3. Fire N Dice
        4. Cool Cash 123
        5. Favorite Hawk
        6. Buy A Lady
        7. Tulio Jones
        8. Tolltacs Bac
        9. Lake Lucerne Cd
Unplaced “Just Bettybetty GoodDuring said time of applicable suspension, Joaquin Lopez 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 Joaquin Lopez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. --PAGE 1 of 2--

Joaquin Lopez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f)(k) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 15.2.6.9. H. ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS (AAS): 15.2.6.11. A. TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: 16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. Reference ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule – Version 2.2, Revised April 2015. The level for Dexamethasone is 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows: Dexamethasone (5pg/ml in the plasma or serum )

      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Trainer) in any jurisdiction in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000
      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Owner) in any jurisdiction - in a Class C category (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..
2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Trainer) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension to a maximum 60-day suspension and $500 to $1,000 fine.

      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Owner) in any jurisdiction: disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

--PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 11/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-120-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/30/2016 Suspension End: 1/14/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-120 - Modified Ruling Trainer Joaquin Lopez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 19, 2016, 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 “16-hydroxystanozolol” and a confirmed overage for the therapeutic drug “Dexamethasone” at a level of 218 pg/ml in the blood which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 5 pg/ml in the blood. detected in horse “Just Bettybetty Good”, who finished third place in the 4th race on June 28th, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM, Test Sample #: NM21034 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on November 18, 2015. 16-hydroxystanozol was confirmed in the urine sample and Dexamethasone was confirmed at a level of 201±13pg/ml in the blood. Saul Mendez is the owner of record for the horse “Just Bettybetty Good, he was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards for this hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation and FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Joaquin Lopez a penalty as follows. 1. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 30, 2017, through January 14, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 20, 2016, 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. The horse “Just Bettybetty Good” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run 4. The horse “Just Bettybetty Good” is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on June 28th, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
        1. Lethal Dynasty
        2. Pf Fancy
        3. Fire N Dice
        4. Cool Cash 123
        5. Favorite Hawk
        6. Buy A Lady
        7. Tulio Jones
        8. Tolltacs Bac
        9. Lake Lucerne Cd
Unplaced “Just Bettybetty GoodDuring said time of applicable suspension, Joaquin Lopez 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 Joaquin Lopez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. --PAGE 1 of 2--

Joaquin Lopez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f)(k) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 15.2.6.9. H. ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS (AAS): 15.2.6.11. A. TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: 16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. Reference ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule – Version 2.2, Revised April 2015. The level for Dexamethasone is 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows: Dexamethasone (5pg/ml in the plasma or serum )

      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Trainer) in any jurisdiction in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000
      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Owner) in any jurisdiction - in a Class C category (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..
2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Trainer) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension to a maximum 60-day suspension and $500 to $1,000 fine.

      • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) (Owner) in any jurisdiction: disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

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Name: ALFREDO SIGALA Ruling Date: 11/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-124 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/28/2016 Suspension End: 12/3/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Alfredo Sigala, having been summoned to appear before the Board of Stewards on November 20, 2016 for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park , while aboard “Miss Summits Corona”, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from 1st place to 4th place. (Bore in causing interference with the #7, and depriving horse of a better placement.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfred Sigala a suspension of 3 days (November 28, 29 and 30, 2016).

Alfredo Sigala is allowed to ride designated races.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC 16.47.1.8. T. NMAC 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) NMAC 16.47.1.3 NMAC 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) & (2) NMAC 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) NMAC

Name: SAMUEL ROBLEDO Ruling Date: 11/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-119 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/30/2016 Suspension End: 1/29/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Samuel Robledo having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 19, 2016, 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 the urine at a level of 6,480 pg/ml in horse “Crimson Music”, who finished second place in the 7th race on September 16th, 2016, at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, Test Sample #: NM21034 and confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M, on October 14, 2016, at a level of 4,942±70 pg/ml in the urine (clenbuterol is a prohibited substance with no allowable limit). Robert Garcia Jr. and Rosalio Garcia are the owners of record for the horse “Crimson Music”. Rosalio Garcia was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Robert Garcia Jr. was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards for this hearing. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Samuel Robledo a penalty as follows. Aggravating circumstances: the sample contained an extremely high concentration of clenbuterol.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 30, 2017, through January 29, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($1000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 20, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Crimson Music” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 1, 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 “Crimson Music” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on September 16th, 2016, at The New Mexico State Fair, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Attila’s Dance
        2. Secret Heat R F
        3. Furyof thewind
        4. C C Coaler
        5. Geisha’s Reward
Unplaced “Crimson MusicDuring said time of applicable suspension, Samuel Robledo 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 Samuel Robledo are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. --PAGE 1 of 2--

Samuel Robledo is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

        • 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.
15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:
        • First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: SYDNEY DOUGLAS DUTROW Ruling Date: 11/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16256PP 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. STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511142968 OF SIDNEY D. DUTROW IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JAMES C CRONK Ruling Date: 11/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16255PP 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 #03201761 OF JAMES C. CRONK IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: WILLIAM B HARRIGAN Ruling Date: 11/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0095 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), sample number 0091961 taken from BLUE COLLAR, who finished first in the first race at Keeneland on October 12, 2016 contained MULTIPLE NSAIDS; phenylbutazone (.37 ug/ml in blood) and flunixin (5.7 ng/ml in blood). The concentrations of both permitted NSAIDS are below the primary threshold and above the secondary threshold. After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS. Purse monies and pari-mutuel wagering are not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4) 810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3) 810 KAR 1:018 Section 2 810 KAR 1:018 Section 8, subsection (3)(a)(b)(c) 810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3) 810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (5)(a)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: GINA NICOLE PERRI Ruling Date: 11/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16399PN 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 CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS PROPERLY(NOT PROVIDING WORKERS COMPENSATION AFTER BEING TOLD BY STEWARDS TWICE VIA PHONE) ON, NOVEMBER 19, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 165.201. SECTION 165.201: The Stewards shall have the power to resolve matters before them including those which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Stewards shall render an opinion in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 29, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016. 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: BRYANT R TAYLOR Ruling Date: 11/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16254PP 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. TRAINER LICENSE #07221061 OF BRYANT R. TAYLOR IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ROBERT A LYON Ruling Date: 11/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16252PP 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. STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #08229862 OF ROBERT A. LYON IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: MARCUS J VITALI Ruling Date: 11/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16079C Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. The request by Marcus J. Vitali for an appeal of Philadelphia Parx decision to refuse his horse entries is hereby DENIED. The refusal to accept horse entries is not governed by Section 9326 of the Racing Act (3 Pa.C.S. §9326). The supersedes is also DENIED as moot.
Name: TUNCAY KANTARMACI Ruling Date: 11/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16253PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #511153703 OF TUNCAY KANTARMACI IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: LAUREANO SANTOS AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 11/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16080C Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. On November 22, 2016 The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing, received an appeal from Laureano S. Aguirre regarding his one (1) year ejection from Penn National Turf Club. The appeal is hereby GRANTED. However, due to Mr. Aguirre being on a three (3) year conditional license, the supresedes is hereby DENIED.
Name: GUY FREDERICK MILITELLO Ruling Date: 11/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16396PN 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. SMOKING IN THE SHED ROW, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 165.85. Rule 165.85 reads in part: ....No smoking or carrying a lighted cigar, cigarette, or pipe shall be permitted under the the shed. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 29, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016. 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: FLINT W STITES Ruling Date: 11/17/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16394PN Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. FAILURE TO HAVE THE FOAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR PRECIOUS AUDREY IN THE 4TH RACE, NOVEMBER 16, 2016, 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 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 NOVEMBER 27, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 7, 2016. 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: BRANDON L KULP Ruling Date: 11/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16392PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE QUEEN PATRON, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 6TH RACE, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 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 THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 26, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 6, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: GINA NICOLE PERRI Ruling Date: 11/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16398PN 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. After being warned previously, Owner/Trainer GINA PERRI is hereby fined the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) for failure to have Workmen's Compensation Insurance on file on NOVEMBER 16,2016, for her employee, in violation of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 165.155. Every corporation licensed, owner, jockey, or trainer who employs or hires any person or persons required by the laws of the Commonwealth to be covered by Workmen's Compensation shall furnish proof satisfactory to the Commission that such corporation, owner, jockey, or trainer has adequate Workmen's Compensation Insurance in Pennsylvania. No person who employs or hires any other persons required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be covered by Workmen's Compensation shall be licensed, unless said person is carrying adequate Workmen's Compensation Insurance. Any licensee who fails to comply with such laws and with this section, shall suffer the penalties imposed by the laws and by these rules and regulations. ANY FURTHER VIOLATIONS OF THIS OFFENSE MAY RESULT IN A HIGHER FINE IN THE FUTURE. FINE DUE NOVEMBER 29, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016. 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: ANTONIO G LOPEZ Ruling Date: 11/15/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-161 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Lopez stood up before the wire in the 4th Race, November 12, 2016
Name: CHRISTIAN HIRALDO Ruling Date: 11/15/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-162 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr Hiraldo stood up before the wire in the 4th Race, November 12, 2016.
Name: Joseph M Schneider Ruling Date: 11/15/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-160 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr Schneider stood up before the wire in the 4th Race, November 12, 2016
Name: TONY L PICKARD Ruling Date: 11/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-110 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Veterinarian, Tony L Pickard having been duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing admitted to charges that he accidently gave the wrong medication to entry Secret Heat RF, which necessitated a late scratch in the first race on October 16, 2016. This conduct , action, or omission has resulted in charges that you violated the following Statutes or Rules: For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony L. Pickard a fine in the amount of one thousand dollars,($1,000.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 13th, 2016 which is a thirty day period, in accordance with 15.2.3.8.(B)(3)(8) NMAC. 15.2.6.8.(B)(8) Veterinarians shall not have contact with an entered horse on race day of except for the administration of furosemide under the guidelines set forth in Subsection F of 15.2.6.9.NMAC unless approved by the official veterinarian or in an emergency situation. Should an emergency occur during evening hours, the veterinarian shall notify the official veterinarian as soon as possible the following morning. 15.2.6.9.(D)(3) 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. 15.2.3.8.B(3)(F), Stewards Disciplinary Action; 15.2.3.8.B(1)(f) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8.T Knowledge of the Rules: NMSA 1978 New Mexico Racing Commission Rules.
Name: ANTHONY P DANGELO Ruling Date: 11/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16250PP 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. STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511140059 OF ANTHONY P. DANGELO IS RESCINDED UPON HIS REQUEST.
Name: RAFAEL O RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 11/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16251PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #08230192 OF RAFAEL O. RAMIREZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: DIDIEL A OSORIO Ruling Date: 11/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #16-0092 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Didiel A. Osorio is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS for failure to be present for the viewing of the films on November 12, 2016 after being duly notified to appear. 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 1:009 Section 16

By Order of the Stewards

Name: HIRAM G RIVERA Ruling Date: 11/14/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16249PP Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Arriving late to Jockey's Room. JOCKEY HIRAM G. RIVERA,JR. IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR REPORTING LATE TO THE JOCKEYS ROOM ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13,2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. 163.178 REPORTING BEFORE RACE. 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, AND THEREAFTER, EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE STEWARDS, MAY NOT LEAVE THE JOCKEY ROOM, EXCEPT TO VIEW THE RACES FROM A POINT APPROVED BY THE STEWARDS OR TO RIDE IN A RACE, UNTIL ALL OF HIS ENGAGEMENTS OF THE DAY HAVE BEEN FULFILLED. 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: SHAE LARA COX Ruling Date: 11/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-106 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/12/2016 Suspension End: 12/27/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer, Shae Cox, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 8, 2016, 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 “King of Thrones”, who finished first place in the 1st race on September 17th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24616 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on October 7, 2016. Roy U. Sanchez, the owner of record for the horse “King of Thrones”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing.

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

1. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 13, 2016, through December 27, 2016, inclusive. 2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before December 13, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “King of Thrones” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 1, 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. Mitigating circumstances consisting of Ms. Cox stated she had received the horse just prior to entry and admitted she should have had the horse tested before entry. 5. The horse “King of Thrones” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on September 17, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:

  1. Eye Found It
  2. Eyes Gona Flash You
  3. Cristobell James
  4. My Name Is Will
  5. Adios Adios Famous
  6. Stick With SandysGbh Zip Jesse
  7. High Class Jess
Unplaced “King of Thrones

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

Shae Cox 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". 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:

  • First Lifetime Trainer 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.
15.2.6.9. C. Penalty recommendations (2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category B penalty and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample. Recommended penalties for category B violations and for the presence of more than one NSAID in a plasma/serum sample for a licensed trainer are as follows:
  • First Lifetime Owner 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.

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) NMAC: STEWARDS. DISCIPLINARY ACTION, 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: STEWARDS. DISCIPLINARY ACTION, 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: POST TO FINISH, 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6) and 15.2.6.9(D)(7) NMAC: MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS, 16.47.1.8. T. NMAC: KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) NMAC: STEWARDS. GENERAL AUTHORITY --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: jaime Castellanos Ruling Date: 11/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Retama Park
Ruling Number: RETA2593 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner - Trainer Jaime Castellanos was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Retama Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 11/12/16.
 
Mr. Castellanos is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because a post - race serum sample taken from his horse, "Madjackell," that finished second in the 5th race at Retama Park on 10/21/16, contained excess Phenylbutazone @ 2.6 +/- 0.33 mg/ml, (Sample #RP043859).
 
First violation within 365 days.
Name: JOSEPH S TAYLOR Ruling Date: 11/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16247PP 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 ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE #000969776 OF JOSEPH S. TAYLOR IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: LERY RAUL PINERO-RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/17/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16393PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/21/2016 Suspension End: 11/25/2016
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY LERY PINERO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS COMMENCING NOVEMBER 21, 2016 THROUGH AND INCLUDING NOVEMBER 25, 2016 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #2 PAMPAM TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #3 JUMPING BEAN AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE GATE RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 2ND POSITION TO 3RD IN THE 1ST RACE, NOVEMBER 12, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.234, 163.235 AND 163.471(A). LERY PINERO 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: WILBERTO DAVID CORA Ruling Date: 11/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16388PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Arriving late to Jockey's Room. ARRIVING LATE TO THE JOCKS ROOM FOR THE 1ST RACE, NOVEMBER 11, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. SECTION 163.178 which reads in part: A jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the scale room on the day of the race at the time required by the Officials. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 21, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 1, 2016. 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: TREVOR MICHAEL MCCARTHY Ruling Date: 11/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16386PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 1ST RACE,NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 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 NOVEMBER 20, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS NOVEMBER 30, 2016. 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: Francisco Garcia Ruling Date: 11/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16387PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 4TH RACE, NOVEMBER 10 , 2016, 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. 4TH OFFENSE WITHIN 6 MONTHS TIMEFRAME YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 21, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 1, 2016. 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: RICHARD A MELZER Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16382PN 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 AUTHORIZED AGENT LICENSE FOR GREEN FLASH RACING, LLC #000972804 OF RICHARD MELZER, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: MARVIN RICHARDS Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16381PN 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 LOADED GLOVES ENTERED IN THE 4TH RACE, NOVEMBER 9, 2016, 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 NOVEMBER 19, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS NOVEMBER 29, 2016. 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: RODD JACKSON MELZER Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16383PN 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 OWNER LICENSE (GREEN FLASH RACING, LLC) #000970230 OF RODD JACKSON MELZER, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ANNA L CARROW Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16380PN 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 APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511147404 OF ANNA LUCIA CARROW , IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: L SALVADOR MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-102 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Lezly Salvador Martinez, having been summoned to appear before the Board of Stewards on November 8, 2016 for insufficient effort to maintain his lane away from the gate during the 3rd race on November 6, 2016, at Zia Park , while aboard #3 “Grind It Out”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Lezly Salvador Martinez a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 8, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: which states in pertinent part that “ 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)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “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.” 15.2.3.8 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 Slatutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 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: JOSE LUIS VARGAS Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-103 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Jose L. Vargas, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on November 8, 2016, 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 24358 taken from the winnerOh If I Catch You” following the 10th race, on October 17, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 8.89 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jose L. Vargas. Owner Clara Moore is the owner of record for horse Oh If I Catch You” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone positive. She was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. 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 Jose L. Vargas a penalty as follows: 1.A ($400) four hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before December 8, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. Jose L. Vargas is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (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. expectorants with little or no other pharmacologic action; (ii) stomachics; (iii) mucolytic agents. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows :Trainer 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $500: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC Absolute Insurer 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) 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: 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: HORACE W ARMSTRONG Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16243PP 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 STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #05211943 OF HORACE W. ARMSTRONG IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: STEVE J DONMOYER Ruling Date: 11/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16384PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. TRANSPORTING HORSES WHILE BEING IMPROPERLY LICENSED (FREE EXERCISE LICENSE) SEVERAL TIMES SINCE OCTOBER 12, 2016 AND INCLUDING THE MOST RECENT BEING NOVEMBER 7, 2016 AFTER BEING DULY NOTIFIED IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.51. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 20, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS NOVEMBER 30, 2016. 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: RICHARD K TRIMMER Ruling Date: 11/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16238PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE, THE TRAINER LICENSE #08229214 OF RICHARD K. TRIMMER IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: MICHAEL L CATALANO Ruling Date: 11/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16239PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE, THE JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE #511153180 OF MICHAEL L. CATALANO,JR. IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: RUBEN SILVERA Ruling Date: 11/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16237PP Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Arriving late to Jockey's Room. JOCKEY RUBEN SILVERA IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR REPORTING LATE TO THE JOCKEYS ROOM ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5,2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.178. 163.178 REPORTING BEFORE RACE. 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, AND THEREAFTER, EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE STEWARDS, MAY NOT LEAVE THE JOCKEY ROOM, EXCEPT TO VIEW THE RACES FROM A POINT APPROVED BY THE STEWARDS OR TO RIDE IN A RACE, UNTIL ALL OF HIS ENGAGEMENTS OF THE DAY HAVE BEEN FULFILLED. 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: JOAN ANN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16378PN Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Arriving late for pre-race Vet exam. SHIPPERS ARE REQUIRED TO ARRIVE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO TREATMENT DEADLINE. YOU WERE LATE ARRIVING WITH THE HORSE ABRAM FOR THE 2ND RACE ON NOVEMBER 5, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA.CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.305(H) AND (K). SECTION 163.305(H): Once a horse is placed on the bleeder list it shall be presented to the pre-race security stall between 4 l/2 and 5 l/2 hours prior to the post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to start. Once placed in the security area, a horse shall remain in there until it is taken to the paddock to be saddled for the race. The bleeder medication shall be administered no less than 4 hours prior to post time of the race in which the horse is scheduled to run. SECTION 163.305(K): While in the security area, the horse shall be in the care, custody and control of the trainer or a licensed person assigned by him. The trainer shall be responsible for the condition, care and handling of the horse while it remains in the security area. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 19, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS NOVEMBER 29, 2016. 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: FRANK W STILES Ruling Date: 11/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16389PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/1/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. HAVING FAILED TO CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE PROPER MANNER (NAMING A JOCKEY ON A HORSE WITHOUT TRAINER'S PERMISSION) ON, NOVEMBER 5 , 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 165.201. SECTION 165.201: The Stewards shall have the power to resolve matters before them including those which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Stewards shall render an opinion in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 21, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 1, 2016. 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: HERIBERT NAHERD MARTINEZ-MAVAREZ Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16242PP Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/9/2016 Suspension End: 11/13/2016
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY HERIBERT N. MARTINEZ-MAVAREZ, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FIVE (5) CALENDAR DAYS NOVEMBER 9,2016 THROUGH NOVEMBER 13,2016 INCLUSIVE, FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT " FORTY NINE WATTS" TO BEAR IN THE VICINITY OF THE 1/4 POLE CAUSING INTERFERENCE AND INTIMIDATION IN RACE #3 ON NOVEMBER 1,2016 RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM 1ST POSITION TO 7TH 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: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 10/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-85 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on October 30, 2016, 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 NM22858 taken from the 3rd place finisherGata Moolah Jr” following the first race, on August 12, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 118 pg/ml in the blood, which was confirmed by Industrial Laborites in the split sample at a level of 151±3.2 pg/ml in the blood on September 9, 2016 .The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Jose F. Ramirez , Jr. is the owner of record for horse “Gata Moolah Jr”. He was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. 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 Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 31, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Gata Moolah Jr” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. is found to be in violation of: 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. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:(3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows: for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood First offense (Trainer) in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.15.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:(1) 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. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioner’s international's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.(3) 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.16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. (1) 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 horses. 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 a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.(2) A trainer must prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. 15.2.3.8B (3)(f) ; 15.2.3.8B (1) (d) ; 6.47.1.8. T. 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: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-85-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-85 - Modified Ruling Trainer Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on October 30, 2016, 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 NM22858 taken from the 3rd place finisherGata Moolah Jr” following the first race, on August 12, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 118 pg/ml in the blood, which was confirmed by Industrial Laborites in the split sample at a level of 151±3.2 pg/ml in the blood on September 9, 2016 .The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Jose F. Ramirez , Jr. is the owner of record for horse “Gata Moolah Jr”. He was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. 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 Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 30, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Gata Moolah Jr” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

Jose F. Ramirez, Sr. is found to be in violation of: 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. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:(3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows: for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood First offense (Trainer) in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000.15.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:(1) 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. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioner’s international's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.(3) 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.16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. (1) 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 horses. 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 a commission-approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third parties.(2) A trainer must prevent the administration of any drug or medication or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. 15.2.3.8B (3)(f) ; 15.2.3.8B (1) (d) ; 6.47.1.8. T. 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: ROBERT M STEWART Ruling Date: 11/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16081C 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. The State Horse Racing Commission license of Robert M. Stewart 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. Additionally, pursuant to Section 2823-D ((g.1)(6i)), Mr. Stewart has not demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that (he)... is a person of good character, honesty, and integrity. Please note that you have the right to appeal this decision in writing to the State Horse Racing Commission within ten (10) days of receipt of the Commission's ruling as set forth in 58 Pa. Code, Section 163.481. Appeals must be perfected as required in 58 Pa. Code, Section 165.214.” The mailing address to appeal is: The State Horse Racing Commission Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing 2301 North Cameron St. Room 301 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 10/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-68 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan D Torres having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing on October 8, 2016, for failure to have his entry, Eagle On The Fly in the paddock at the designated time for the 11th race on October 2, 1016 at Zia Park.

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

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

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; 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:

Name: JOHNNY RAUL VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 10/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-63 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/31/2016 Suspension End: 11/5/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Johnny Raul Valenzuela, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 23, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the tenth race on October 22, 2016, at Zia Park , while aboard #8 “BB Lucky Day”. (Bore in sharply at the break with no effort to correct.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Johnny Raul Valenzuela a suspension of 3 race days (October 31, 2016, November 1, 2016, and November 5, 2016). Johnny Raul Valenzuela is allowed to ride designated races. THIS RULING IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: which states in pertinent part that “ 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)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “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.” 15.2.3.8 B (3) (f) The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules: issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOHNNY RAUL VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-63-ASC Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/31/2016 Suspension End: 11/5/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-63 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: TYLER M ROGERS Ruling Date: 11/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16397PN Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/2/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing. AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH PENNSYLVANIA RACING COMMISSION INVESTIGATORS, OWNER, TYLER ROGERS WAS ASKED TO SUBMIT A ROUTINE URINALYSIS. SAID URINALYSIS READ AND CONFIRMED TO BE POSITIVE FOR THC (MARIJUANA) WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.8. THE OWNER LICENSE OF TYLER ROGERS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR A MINIMUM THIRTY DAYS (30) EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2016 PENDING COMPLETION OF PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND PROVIDING A NEGATIVE URINALYSIS. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, TYLER ROGERS 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: TYLER M ROGERS Ruling Date: 11/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16400PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation). BEING OBNOXIOUS ON THE GROUNDS OF PENN NATIONAL ON OCTOBER 16, 2016,( DESTROYING THE STABLE GATE'S EXIT GATE WITH VEHICLE) IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. 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. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) AND MUST PAY DAMAGES BEFORE YOUR LICENSE(S) IS RESTORED. REFERENCE RULING #16397PN DATED NOVEMBER 19, 2016. FINE DUE NOVEMBER 29, 2016. 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: TOMAS DOMINGUEZ MORENO Ruling Date: 10/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-52 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Tomas D. Moreno having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 15, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for Tylerate, entered in the 2nd race, on September 18, 2016 at Zia Park

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tomas D. Moreno a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before November 16, 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. Licensee is found to be in violation of:

NMAC: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.3.8 B (3) (f) The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules: issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HENRY DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-53 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Henry Dominguez having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 15, 2016, for entering horse “BEAUTYS RAP” in the wrong race which resulted in a scratch from the 8th race September 27, 2016 at Zia Park. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Henry Dominguez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 16, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension Trainer Henry Dominguez is found to be in violation of.

15.2.5.9(B)(2)(4) NMAC: DECLARATIONS AND SCRATCHES: 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:

Name: MONTI NEAL SIMS Ruling Date: 11/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16401PN Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Being obnoxious (altercation). BEING OBNOXIOUS ON THE RACE TRACK AT PENN NATIONAL (SHOVING A LICENSEE WHILE ON HORSE BACK) ON OCTOBER 15, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.3 AND 163.6(C). . SECTION 163.3: A person may not disturb the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an association. 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. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE DECEMBER 4, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 14, 2016. 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: ANGEL ALCIRO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 11/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16406PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/12/2016 Suspension End: 12/31/2016
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. JOCKEY ANGEL CASTILLO IS HEREBY SUSPENDED TWENTY (20) CALENDAR DAYS, COMMENCING DECEMBER 12, 2016 THROUGH AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 31, 2016 AND FINED TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($2500.00) FOR FAILURE TO PUT FORTH EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT OR USE THE PROPER DILIGENCE IN THE 5TH RACE, OCTOBER 15, 2016 WHILE ASTRIDE THE HORSE LUCKY TO WIN, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.238 (A) AND 163.238(B). (2ND SIMILAR OFFENSE IN PENNSYLVANIA WITHIN 13 MONTHS SEE RULING 15196PP DATED OCTOBER 24, 2015) 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. ANGEL CASTILLO IS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THIS RIDING SUSPENSION. FINE DUE DECEMBER 12, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 22, 2016. 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: GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HIDALGO Ruling Date: 11/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16379PN Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing. AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH PENNSYLVANIA RACING COMMISSION INVESTIGATORS, STABLE EMPLOYEE, GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HIDALGO WAS ASKED TO SUBMIT A ROUTINE URINALYSIS. SAID URINALYSIS READ AND CONFIRMED TO BE POSITIVE FOR THC (MARIJUANA) WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.8. THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE OF GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HIDALGO. IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR A MINIMUM THIRTY DAYS (30) EFFECTIVE NOVEMER 19, 2016 PENDING COMPLETION OF PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND PROVIDING A NEGATIVE URINALYSIS. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, GIAN CARLOS GARCIA HIDALGO 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: BILL MURPHY Ruling Date: 11/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16236PP Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/6/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to secure proper licensing. UNLICENSED OWNER BILL MURPHY HAVING STARTED THE HORSE "INTERSKY" IN RACE #3 ON SEPTEMBER 25,2016 AND HAVING FAILED TO TIMELY COMPLY WITH THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IS SUSPENDED. ALL HORSES OWNED WHOLLY OR IN PART BY UNLICENSED OWNER OWNER BILL MURPHY ARE DENIED FURTHER ENTRY UNTIL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED, PURSUANT TO DIRECTIVE 8-88E AND PA. CODE, TITLE, SECTIONS 163.13, 163.51(A) AND 163.92. DIRECTIVE 8-88E. IF NOT RECEIVED WITHIN THIRTY (30) CALENDAR DAYS A RULING WILL BE ISSUED SUSPENDING THE OWNER UNTIL SUCH TIME AS REQUIRED LICENSING PROCEDURE IS COMPLIED WITH. 163.13. A PERSON MAY NOT EXERCISE OR ATTEMPT TO EXERCISE THE RIGHTS OF A LICENSE UNTIL THE APPROPRIATE LICENSING FORM HAS BEEN EXECUTED AND FILED WITH THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION WILL EXERCISE THE POWER TO REGULATE THE CONDUCT OF PERSONS HOLDING LICENSES OR WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN RACING BY THE USE OF RIGHTS OF A LICENSE. 163.51(A). THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED BY THE COMMISSION...(1) OWNER... 163.92. A HORSE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO START IN A RACE UNLESS ITS OWNER, TRAINER, JOCKEY AND THE LIKE HAVE BEEN LICENSED BY THE COMMISSION... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APEAL 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, AS 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: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-39 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Jaime Aldavaz Sr. was called when the Stewards were unable to contact Jamie Aldavaz Sr. telephonically on August 17, 2016 for failure to declare equipment “Flipping halter On” at time of entry on the horse“Mega Source” entered in the 10TH race on August 14, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque.. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before October17, 2016 in accordance with

NMAC 15.2.3.8 B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. 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)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

Name: NICHOLAS A SIDERIS Ruling Date: 11/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16235PI Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/21/2016 Suspension End: 12/20/2016
Ruling Text: Possession of equipment for hypodermic injection. DURING A ROUTINE VEHICLE SEARCH AT THE PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS STABLE GATE, INVESTIGATORS FOUND AN UNUSED NEEDLE AND SYRINGE UNDER THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT OF NICHOLAS SIDERIS' VEHICLE ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C), 163.302(A)(3), 163.312, 163.340(A)(D)(E), 163.471(A), AND 165.201. OWNER/TRAINER NICHOLAS SIDERIS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED THIRTY (30) CALENDAR DAYS, COMMENCING NOVEMBER 21, 2016 THROUGH AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 20, 2016. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, OWNER/TRAINER NICHOLAS SIDERIS IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS OF ALL PENNSYLVANIA RACING JURISDICTIONS. 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 163.302(A)(3): A person other than a veterinarian may not have in his possession equipment for hypodermic injection of a substance for hypodermic administration. A person other than a veterinarian may not have a foreign substance, within the area of the race track complex, which can be administered internally to a horse by a route, except for an existing condition and as prescribed by a veterinarian. The supply of the prescribed foreign substance, by a veterinarian, shall be limited by ethical practice consistent with the purposes of this paragraph. SECTION 163.312: The stewards or the Commission, or both, or their designees, shall have the right to enter buildings, stables, rooms or other places within the grounds of an association, and to examine them and to inspect and examine the personal property and effects of a person, within these places. A person granted a license by the Commission, by accepting his license, consents to the search and seizures of hypodermic syringes, hypodermic needles or other devices, and drugs, stimulants or narcotics which could be, used in connection therewith, or appliances—electrical, mechanical or otherwise—other than the ordinary equipment, of the nature as could affect the speed or racing condition of a horse. 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(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 $5,000 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 163.471(a): Whenever the Commission, Stewards, Starter, or any authorized official acting under this chapter, finds any person or licensee to have been guilty of any act or omission in violation of either the letter or spirit of this chapter, or any act or omission not covered specifically by this chapter but deemed to require disciplinary action, or any violation of the act or its amendments, the person or licensee shall be subject to such disciplinary action as the Commission or Stewards shall deem commensurate with the offense committed. Said disciplinary action may take the form of a fine, suspension, fine and suspension, revocation of license, or the ruling off for life. All fines imposed shall 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.
Name: JAMEN VICTOR DAVIDOVICH Ruling Date: 11/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16404PN 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 ALPHA SLEW 3RD RACE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #304986F taken from the horse ALPHA SLEW who finished 1ST in the 3RD race, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 tested positive for CLENBUTEROL. Trainer JAMEN DAVIDOVICH availed himself to the right of the testing of the split sample. On NOVEMBER 18, 2016, the TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY in COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS confirmed that split sample #304986F was positive for CLENBUTEROL . 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 ALPHA SLEW 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 3RD race, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- GOLDEN EMPEROR 2nd- FAT KAT 3rd- MY SISTER CARO 4th- CALL FIRST 5th- DELIVER ME This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 3RD race, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016. 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.
Name: MARCELINO CUANDA Ruling Date: 9/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-6 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer MARCELINO CUANDA, having waived his right to formal notice of hearing on  September 11, 2016, regarding a security citation for working a n unlicensed grooms on September 11, 2016at Zia Park.
 
The Board of Stewards assessed MARCELINO CUANDA a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200).   The fine is to be paid on or before October 13, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
MARCELINO CUANDA was found to be in violation of Commission rules.  
 
16.47.1.8 (G)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.
 16.47.1.10 (C)(4) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A Trainer must provide a list to the Chief of Security of the Trainer’s employees on association grounds and any other area under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
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.
16.47.1.8 A.   .15.2.1.8   B.  (1)  The commission shall regulate each race meeting and the persons who participate in each race meeting
   15.2.3.8       B (3)    (f)            The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules:  issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission.
 15.2.3.8       B (1) (d)           The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules.  Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.
6.47.1.8. T.  KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.
15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.  If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.  The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES Ruling Date: 9/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-037 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/12/2016 Suspension End: 9/18/2016
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR CARELESS RIDING AND CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO HORSE RACING. MR. TORRES WAS THE RIDER OF THE HORSE, "BLAZEN PANTHER" IN THE 10TH RACE ON 7/29/2016 AT FMT. DURING THE RUNNING OF THE RACE, MR. TORRES ALLOWED HIS MOUNT TO INTERFERE WITH OR IMPEDE ANOTHER HORSE IN THE RACE, RESULTING IN DISQUALIFICATION. AFTER THE DISQUALIFICATION, MR. TORRES ENGAGED IN UNSPORTSMANLIKE AND DETRIMENTAL CONDUCT TOWARDS THE RACING OFFICIALS. HE ALSO FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE STEWARDS VERBAL ORDER TO APPEAR IN THEIR OFFICE THE FOLLOWING MORNING.THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MR. TORRES IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FOR 7 DAYS BEGINNING 9/12/2016 THROUGH 9/18/2016 FOR CARELESS RIDING.  DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES IS ALSO FINED $500.00 FOR BEING NON-COMPLIANT AND HIS CONDUCT TOWARDS RACING OFFICIALS.
Name: JASON Y NGUYEN Ruling Date: 11/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16248PP 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. JOCKEY JASON Y. NGUYEN, HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED AND FAILING TO APPEAR AT A STEWARDS HEARING, IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR WEARING IMPROPER BOOTS DURING MORNING WORK-OUTS IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C) AND 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... PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULING 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: DANIEL ROBERTO RUIZ AMAYA Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-150 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Daniel Amaya having failed to appear when summoned by the Board of Stewards regarding the 9TH race on August 26 , 2016 at the Downs at albuquerque is found in violation of Commission rules. Narrative: Daniel Amaya failed to appear on August 27, 2016 as reported on the jockey infraction form for misuse of the whip (whipping in the Post Parade) on the horse #1 Carters Annie.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty of One Hundred and Fifty dollars ($150.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 3, 2016 in accordance with NMAC 15.2.3.8 B.Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: 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. NMAC 15.2.5.13. E. POST TO FINISH. (e) Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse.

15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS B. Stewards. (1) General authority. The stewards for each meeting shall be responsible to the commission for the conduct of the race meeting in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. (d) The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties

Name: MATTHEW FRACIS LOREFICE Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-191 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/3/2016 Suspension End: 10/3/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer, MATTHEW FRANCIS LOREFICE, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 3, 2016 and waived his rights to a 10 day notice of a formal hearing for possessing needles and syringes during a compliance search by the investigator in the stable area on September 3, 2016 and found to be in violation of NMRC rules.

For this violation, considering mitigating circumstances and the clean record of MATTHEW FRANCIS LOREFICE,the Board of Stewards issue the following penalty:

    1. A 30 day suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately September 3, 2016 through October 3, 2016 inclusive
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine The fine is to paid on or before October 3, 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.
Mitigating circumstances: Mr. Lorefice admitted to the substances in the syringes being vodka and Dexamethasone and were used at a rodeo on a barrel horse. Also, upon observation of items (needles and syringes) appeared to be used. Mr. Lorefice was apologetic and realized the mistake he had made.

Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of MATTHEW FRANCIS LOREFICE are denied further entry pending per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

15.2.1.9 B(3) Summary suspension. (a) If the stewards determine that a licensee's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the stewards may summarily suspend the license pending a hearing. 15.2.6.8 B(3) No person shall possess on any location under the jurisdiction of the commission any of the following unless approved by the commission: (a) any drug which is a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant, or any other substance or medication that has been prepared or packaged for injection by a hypodermic syringe, or hypodermic needle; (b) any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any equipment associated with the aid of intravenous administration 15.2.3.8 B (3) (f) The stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of the act or these rules: issue a reprimand; assess a fine; require forfeiture or redistribution of purse or award, when specified by applicable rules and/or at their discretion; place a licensee on probation; suspend a license or racing privileges; revoke a license; exclude from grounds under the jurisdiction of the commission. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

s.

Name: GREG ALLEN GREEN Ruling Date: 8/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-180 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 Greg Green having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on August 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive of Phenylbutazone and Flunixin (a stacking violation for Class 4 Penalty C therapeutic drugs) found in test sample NM18705 taken from the winner “First Place” following the 9th race, on June 6, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 1.17 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and Flunixin at 6.1 nanograms per milliliter in the blood . The Flunixin was confirmed at 5.8±.7 nanograms per milliliter with a split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on July 13, 2016. Split samples rights concerning the Phenylbutazone positive, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Greg Green.

Owners Benjamin King and Charlie King were duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. They are the owners of record for horse “First Place” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone and Flunixin positive.

For this FOURTH Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Greg Green a penalty as follows: 1.A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 27, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Greg Green is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules. 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (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. Groups of drugs assigned to this category include the following. (a) Non-opiate drugs which have a mild central analgesic effect. (b) Drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system, which do not have prominent CNS, cardiovascular, or respiratory effects.(i) Drugs used solely as topical vasoconstrictors or decongestants.(ii) Drugs used as gastrointestinal antispasmodics (iii) Drugs used to void the urinary bladder. (iv) Drugs with a major effect on CNS vasculature or smooth muscle of visceral organs. (c) Antihistamines, which do not have a significant CNS depressant effect (This does not include H1 blocking agents, which are listed in class 5) (d) Mineralocorticoid drugs. (e) Skeletal muscle relaxants. (f) Anti-inflammatory drugs--those that may reduce pain as a consequence of their anti-inflammatory actions, which include. (i) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), except for those specifically approved by the commission. (ii) Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids). (iii) Miscellaneous anti-inflammatory agent (g) Anabolic or androgenic steroids and other drugs. (h) Less potent diuretics. (i) Cardiac glycosides and antiarrhythmics including.(i) Cardiac glycosides.(ii) Antiarrhythmics agents (exclusive of lidocaine, bretylium and propanolol).(iii) Miscellaneous cardiotonic drugs.(j) Topical anesthetics--agents not available in injectable formulations (k) Antidiarrheal agents.(l) Miscellaneous drugs including: (i) expectorants with little or no other pharmacologic action; (ii) stomachics; (iii) mucolytic agents. 15.2.6.9(P)(6) (6) A NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class C (fines only) occurs when any combination of two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or below the restrictions in Subparagraphs (a) through (e) of Paragraph 3 above but in excess of the noted restrictions: (a) Flunixin - 3 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum; (b) Ketoprofen - 1 nanogram per milliliter of plasma or serum; (c) Phenylbutazone - 0.3 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows :Trainer 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $500 to a maximum fine of $1,000: (4) Any violation subsequent to a third violation will carry the same terms as imposed for a third violation. Penalties will run consecutively for a trainer or owner. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the stewards. The stewards may suspend the license of a person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent, in compliance with this subsection. 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

Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 8/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-171 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/25/2016 Suspension End: 9/25/2016
Ruling Text:

issued in error

Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-102 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/20/2016 Suspension End: 8/20/2016
Ruling Text:
 
 
         Owner/Trainer Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr. having failed to pay the fine assessed in Ruling#:2016-DAA-16 issued on July 3, 2016 at  The Downs at Albuquerque racetrack is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
Mr. Aldavaz Sr.failed to pay his fine by August 2, 2016, the time prescribed in accordance with
 
15.2.3.8  FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS:
 
 B. Stewards
  (3) Disciplinary action
   (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered
 
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to him are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.”
 
Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-102-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/20/2016 Suspension End: 8/20/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-102 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: WILFREDO SANTIAGO Ruling Date: 8/19/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-124 Ruling Type: Conditional Licensing Requirements
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having given permission by the BOS to ride in a designated race, The Sylvia Bishop Memorial Stakes, Sat, August 28, 2016.  Is hereby ordered to serve an addiotional day of suspension, Sunday, August 28, 2016.
Name: JESSE LEE LEVARIO Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-127 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jesse Lee Levario having been duly notified, failing to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on July 30, 2016, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagements in the first race on July 4, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesse Lee Levario a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before August 30, 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.

Jesse Lee Levario is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.

Name: KARLEIGH KINDERMAN DELGADO Ruling Date: 11/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16385PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. ISSUING CHECK #255 DATED JULY 12, 2016 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00). FINE DUE NOVEMBER 20, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS NOVEMBER 30, 2016. 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: KARLEIGH KINDERMAN DELGADO Ruling Date: 11/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16391PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/12/2016 Suspension End: 11/18/2016
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. ISSUING CHECK #255 DATED JULY 12, 2016 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. THEREFORE, YOUR TRACK EMPLOYEE LICENSE IS REVOKED UNTIL CHECK IS MADE GOOD.
Name: KARLEIGH KINDERMAN DELGADO Ruling Date: 11/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16395PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/12/2016 Suspension End: 11/18/2016
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. SUBJECT OF RULING #16391PN DATED NOVEMBER 12, 2016 HAVING SETTLED THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS (SATISFIED CHECK #255), IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING AS OF NOVEMBER 18, 2016.
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 7/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-10 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner, Cody L. Reynolds, having been duly notified for a scheduled hearing and waving his rights to a hearing appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on this date, July 1, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM19373, after it was collected from the horse, "Master Time" which finished 1st in the 6th race, on May 1, 2016, at SunRay Park .
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.33ug/ml in blood/serum, which exceeds the authorized limit of 2.00ug/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered and confirmed at 2.99ug/ml +/- 0.13 by TVMDL Texas A&M.
Cody L. Reynolds is found to be in violation of:  
15.2.6.9 (D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".
15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states "The permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".
15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC
This is treated as the 3rd offense in a 365-day period in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
 
phenylbutazone (2.1-5.0 mcg/ml) (mcg/ml or ug/ml are the same)
 
For this violation the Board of Stewards assess Cody Reynolds a penalty as follows;
 
    1. A fine in the amount of $1000.00
    2. Loss of purse in the 6th Race, May 1, 2016 at SunRay Park.
    3. New Order of Finish:
   
          1. Giant Prospector                           5. Points Alert
          2. Bullfight                                         6. Klassey Saint
          3. Elusive
          4. Quick Time                                    Unfinished = Master Time
 
 
  
 This is a 5th  (treated same as a third) positive test violation in the past 365-day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before August 1, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
By Order of the Board of Stewards at Albuquerque
 
Name: ADAM ALEXANDER ACKEL Ruling Date: 7/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21761 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/2/2016 Suspension End: 12/1/2016
Ruling Text:
 Ineligible for licensure and denied  access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of $31,140, plus interest and court costs to Rafael Gomez as  per Judgment issued 6/30/2016 by the 26th Judicial Court of Bossier Parish.
Name: ADAM ALEXANDER ACKEL Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21761-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/2/2016 Suspension End: 12/1/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 21761 - Restored to Good Standing on 12/01/16: Satisfied judgement.
Name: GEORGE J ACKEL Ruling Date: 7/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21762 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/2/2016 Suspension End: 12/1/2016
Ruling Text:
 Ineligible for licensure and denied  access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of $31,140, plus interest and court costs to Rafael Gomez as  per Judgment issued 6/30/2016 by the 26th Judicial Court of Bossier Parish.
Name: GEORGE J ACKEL Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 21762-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/2/2016 Suspension End: 12/1/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 21762 - Restored to Good Standing on 12/01/16; Satisfied judgement.
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 6/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner, Jesus G. Beltran, having been duly notified, and having appeared telephonically through attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on 6/24/16, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM19338, after it was collected from the horse "Miss Tessmocker" which finished 1st in the 6th race, April 29, 2016 at SunRay Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 705pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Jesus G. Beltran. The split was confirmed positive by TVMDL with a finding of 614pg/ml +/- 14 pg/ml in urine). With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
 
Jesus G. Beltran is found to be in violation of:
 15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: 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. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Jesus G. Beltran a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 90 calendar days, following suspension per 2016-DAA-2 (August 7, 2016 through November 5, 2016, Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 6th race, April 29, 2016, at SunRay Park. New Order of Finish:
 1st Swiss Star   5th Teller Im Working
 2nd Leo’s Storm   6th  Maken Dinero
 3rd Mitey Mystery Man  7th  Danzatleca  
 4th Dc Milk Shake Unplaced: Miss Tessmocker
 
This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Jesus G. Beltran 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) 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 G. Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
                                                  BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
  
                _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-3-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-3 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-3-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-DAA-3 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process-
Appellant was ruled off from 8/7/2016 until 9/21/2016 when a stay was ordered by District Court
Appellant served 44 days.
Name: CARLOS SEDILLO Ruling Date: 6/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-2 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/15/2016 Suspension End: 6/15/2026
Ruling Text:
Pursuant to the Opinion and Order issued by the Honorable Denise Barela-Shepherd, District Court Judge, the Court affirms the decision of the New Mexico Racing Commission in the matter of Trainer Carlos Sedillo.  Therefore, the Decision and Order Ruling #3379813 as entered by the New Mexico Racing Commission is hereby upheld.
Whereas, Trainer Carlos Sedillo is found in violation of Commission rules and for these violations shall be assessed the following penalty: A $10,000.00 dollar fine and a suspension for a period of 10 years.  The ten year period of suspension shall commence on the date of June 15, 2016.  During the period of suspension, Trainer Carlos Sedillo shall abide by the statute and rules of the Commission.  Trainer Carlos Sedillo shall be penalized with a loss of purse.  Trainer Carlos Sedillo must pay all fines within thirty (30) days from the date of this ruling.
By Order of the New Mexico Racing Commission
 
________________________________________
Ismael Trejo
Name: CARLOS SEDILLO Ruling Date: 7/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-2-FO Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/15/2016 Suspension End: 6/15/2026
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-Comm-2 - Ruling Final Outcome please see letter in documents.
Name: RAUL HERRERA Ruling Date: 6/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-32 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/24/2016 Suspension End: 6/26/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Raul Herrera, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 13, 2016, for careless riding which resulted in the disqualification of his mount “Shenanigans Regard” from sixth place to ninth place in the seventh race, June 12, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Raul Herrera a suspension of 3 race days (June 24, 2016, June 25, 2016 and June 26, 2016).

Raul Herrera is allowed to ride designated races.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: SUSAN P MCBRIDE Ruling Date: 11/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16244PP 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. OWNER/TRAINER SUSAN P. McBRIDE APPEARED TELEPHONICALLY AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON OCTOBER 25,2015 FOR DISRESPECT TO THE OUTRIDER. SUSAN P. McBRIDE HAVING WAIVED HER RIGHT OF APPEAL IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) IN VOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.6(C), 163.471(A) AND 165.201. 163.6(C) THE STEWARDS MAY FINE, SUSPEND, OR RULE OFF A PERSON WHO, IN THEIR OPINION, HAS ACTED TO THE DETRIMENT OF RACING OR VIOLATED THE RULES. 163.471(A). DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR VIOLATION. 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...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. 165.201. GENERAL POWER OF STEWARDS. THE STEWARDS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RESOLVE MATTERS BEFORE THEM...THE STEWARDS SHALL RENDER AN OPINION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CUSTOMS AND USAGES OF RACING...
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 6/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SRP-71 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Juan D. Torres having been duly notified, and representing owner (Rancho Los Dos Potrillos LLC) having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 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 drugs “Phenylbutazone” and “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM19474, after it was collected from the horse, “Coronas Dawn” which finished first in the 3rd race, May 13, 2016, at SunRay Park;
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 1.27 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 6.9 ng/ml in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
As such, the following applies: 15.2.6.9 (P)
                1. A class 3 NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class C (fines only) occurs when any combination of two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or below the restrictions in Subparagraphs (a) through (e) of Paragraph above but in excess of the noted restrictions:
                    1. Flunixin - 3 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                    2. Ketoprofen - 1 nanogram per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                    3. Phenylbutazone - 0.3 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.
   Juan D. Torres is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse’s body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels”.
  15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that “The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party.”
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan D. Torres a penalty as follows;
 
   A fine in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500);
    No change in order of finish
 
This is a first positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(c) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before July 11, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
                                            BY ORDER OF THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF 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 who issued the ruling.
Name: JOSE D URISTA Ruling Date: 5/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-3 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The clocker license (#164161) issued to Jose Urista is hereby rescinded, having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: JOSE D URISTA Ruling Date: 6/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-3-MOD Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-3 - Modified Ruling

The clocker license (#164161) issued to Jose Urista is hereby rescinded without prejudice as he is no longer employed in that licensed capacity and is hereby reissued his Trainers license.

This ruling is in accordance with:

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

Name: AKE SVANSTEDT Ruling Date: 5/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Meadowlands
Ruling Number: 16MHD46 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/25/2016 Suspension End: 5/27/2016
Ruling Text:
Mr. Svanstedt is hereby suspended from driving for a period of three (3) days, May 25, 2016 through May 27, 2016 inclusive.
 
Mr. Svanstedt did drive in a careless manner, allowing his horse to cross the inner boundaries of the racetrack, leaving the course in the stretch, resulting in the disqualification of the horse, "RESOLVE",
from 1st to 9th in the1st race on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:71-20.6 (a) 10
Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 5/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-308 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/14/2016 Suspension End: 10/14/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Manuel Urioste having been duly notified, appeared before the Board Of Stewards with Horsemen’s representative Dick Cappellucci, on May 3, 2016,, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Racer Regard”, who finished 3rd in the 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack. Test Sample #: NM16619. (The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 758 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Manuel Urioste) Rosalva Cadena is the owner of record for horse “Racer Regard” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive. Manuel Urioste is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this third Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Manuel Urioste a penalty as follows:
    1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning October 14, 2016 through October 14, 2017, inclusive. This suspension begins at the end of the his prior suspension accessed in ruling 2016-SUN-213.
    2. Manuel Urioste is herby referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
    3. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before June 3, 2016, or before reinstatement of license, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    4. The horse Racer Regard must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    5. Loss of purse from 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack. Racer Regard is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows
1) Untangled Vines 2) Oh Papas Baby 3) JI Diamond Jack 4) Miss Corona Daise 5) Transfusion 6) Red Finch 7) RI Jess Ryder UNPLACED RACER REGARD. During said time of applicable suspension, Manuel Urioste 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 Manuel Urioste are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: RICARDO SANTANA PORTOCARRERO Ruling Date: 4/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 16-057 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is suspended five racing days-February 3, 2017 February 4, 2017, February 5, 2017, February 9, 2017 and February 10, 2017 for moving from behind another horse without being clear while riding "Star Canyon" in the fourth race on April 15, 2016, bumping "Zelda Can Dance" and forcing her way out causing "Zelda Can Dance" to lose momentum and fall back before being able to rally to finish second. "Star Canyon" was disqualified from first and placed second for violating ARC Rule #2347 (a).

Since this is Santana's fifth offence for a riding infraction during the meet, the Stewards considered this an aggravating circumstance warranting a longer suspension. Also because the 2016 race meet is about to conclude, the suspension days are being carried over to the opening of the 2017 race meet at Oaklawn Park.

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

Name: MANUEL D URIOSTE Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-213 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/17/2016 Suspension End: 10/13/2016
Ruling Text:

Trainer Manuel D. Urioste, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on March 28, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM14527, after it was collected from the horse "Swiss Mister" which finished first in the fourth race on September 18, 2015 at the New Mexico State Fair.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 164 pg/ml in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by Manuel D. Urioste. The split was confirmed positive by Industrial Laboratories with a finding of 108 pg/ml in urine). The recorded owner of the horse Swiss Mister is Enith Garduno, who was represented at this hearing by Mr. Urioste.

Trainer Manuel D. Urioste is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”

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

This is the second positive test for clenbuterol in the past 365-day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 ©(2)(b) NMAC. For this violation, the Stewards assessed Manuel D. Urioste the following penalties:

  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a 180-day period. (April 17 through October 13, 2016, inclusive).
  2. A fine in the amount of $2,500; the fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 152.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.
  3. Loss of purse in the fourth race, September 18, 2015, at the New Mexico State Fair. The new order of finish is: (1) Royal Tapout, (2) Connors Echo, (3 Minney Mac, (4) Autumn’s Girl, (5) James D Man, and unplaced: Swiss Mister.

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

Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 4/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #16-0034 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards, Corey S. Nakatani is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500) DOLLARS for failure to conduct your business in a proper manner (did not report overweight in a timely manner) resulting in your failure to fulfill riding engagements at Turfway Park on April 2, 2016. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:009 Section 12

By Order of the Stewards

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-180 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus E Marquez, having singed the stipulated agreement in person on January 11, 2016 with investigator Raymond Romero regarding a confirmed positive test for the CLASS 4C drug “Dexamethasone”, which was found in sample NM15601, after it was collected from the horse “HP CLASSIC SIGN” which finished first in the 3rd Race at Ruidoso Downs on August 8th 2015. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 421 pg/ml. The allowable limit is 5.0 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived). Gerardo B Martinez is the owner of record for horse HP CLASSIC SIGN

Jesus E Marquez. is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9 A. UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES: The following outline describes the types of substances placed in each category. This list shall be publicly posted in the offices of the official veterinarian and the racing secretary. (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. 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:(3) Category C penalties will be assessed for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a category C penalty and overages for NSAID’s and furosemide (all concentrations are for measurements in serum or plasma). Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows:Dexamethasone (5pg/ml in the plasma or serum ). Reference ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule – Version 2.2, Revised April 2015. The level for Dexamethasone is 5 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.5.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: The “uniform” classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule”, April 2015 version 9.00 and “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule”, version 2.2 revised April, 2015 (furosemide has been modified in the “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E. of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the association of racing commissioners international, are incorporated by reference. Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9. NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico racing commission. 5.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS:(1) 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. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.(2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioner’s international's drug testing standards and practices program; the maximum permissible urine or blood concentration of the drug or medication does not exceed the published limit.(3) 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.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus E Marquez, a penalty.

    1. A fine in the amount of five hundred dollar ($500.00) to be paid within 60 days either on or before April 20, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC failure to pay fine may result in suspension of all NMRC licenses.

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

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-124 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/16/2016 Suspension End: 9/11/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus Marquez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM13049, after it was collected from the horse "Jumpn Gun" which finished second in the 2nd race, May 31, 2015 at The Downs at Albuquerque. (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 789 pg/ml). Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, but denied, by Jesus Marquez. Mr. J. Marquez was representing his owner Manuel Rivera as well. Trainer Jesus Marquez is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(D) (1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective August 20, 2015 in which states in part "Clenbuterol is prohibited. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated August 20, 2015, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus Marquez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of sixty (180) days starting on March 16, 2016 ending on September 11th, 2016. (2) A fine in the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.00.); (3) Loss of purse and the horse must pass a commission approved examine before becoming eligible to enter a race. The new order of finish is (1)Mozilla (2) Eyesa a Diamond (3)Sheza Honkin Jesse (4)Alissas Spice Girl (5) Ginas Baby (6)What a Zoomer (7) Shezaokeydokeymaddie (8) Rp Jets Azoomen (9) Gimme the Most, UNPLACED- Jumpn Gun This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C) (2) (b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.

During said time of applicable suspension, Jesus Marquez 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.

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

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

Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 1/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-92 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Cody L. Reynolds, having been duly notified for a scheduled hearing and having the hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on this date, January 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM18230, after it was collected from the horse, "Unfinished Biz" which participated in the 1st race, on Friday, January 1,2016, at Sunland Park .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a third positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before March 7, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. ( Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in immediate suspension).

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

Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 1/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-91 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Cody L. Reynolds, having been duly notified for a scheduled hearing and having the hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on this date, January 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM18236, after it was collected from the horse, "Malcom Quinn" which participated in the 3rd race, on Friday, January 1,2016, at Sunland Park .

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.52 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were offered but waived by Cody Reynolds. ).

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a third positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before March 7, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: GREG ALLEN GREEN Ruling Date: 1/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-87 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Greg Green, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 24th, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for Class IV drug “Dexamethasone”, which was found in sample NM 15793, after it was collected from the horse “Watch the Curves” which participated in the 6th race, September 14, 2015, at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone, at 140 picogram/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were taken and confirmed by LL Industrial Laboratories concentration was 151 picos/ml).

Larry T. Bills is the recorded Owner of the horse “Watch the Curves”.

As such, the following applies:

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

15.2.6.9 (E) (1) NMAC: Which states that "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexamethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5 picogram per milliliter of plasma". 15.2.6.9 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: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Greg Green a penalty of:

    1. Fifthteen hundred dollars ($1500) fine to be paid on or before February 25, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
    2. Due to migating circumstances the Stewards hereby waive the 15 day suspension
    3. A probation period of 180 days beginning January 26, 2016 through July 24, 2016 inclusive.
(Per the terms of a signed Stipulated Settlement Agreement, this is considered a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. Greg Green _furthermore knowingly, intentionally, and voluntarily waives any/all appeal rights, including any judicial appeal regarding this matter).

Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 1/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 10/15/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Renee Gevara, having been duly notified, and having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM18266, after it was collected from the horse "Heza Fast Snow" which finished first place in 3rd race on October 26, 2015 at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 209 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Renee Gevara. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 222 ± 20 pg/ml in urine).

Trainer Renee Gevara is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, in which states in part "Clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and a will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules.

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

For this second violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Renee Gevara a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 18 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (January 15, 2016 through July 13, 2016 inclusive)

(2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.); (3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, October 26, 2015 at the Zia Park This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 1/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-28-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/15/2016 Suspension End: 10/15/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-28 - Modified Penalty error was correct was suspended for 180 days not 18

Trainer Renee Gevara, having been duly notified, and having appeared by phone before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM18266, after it was collected from the horse "Heza Fast Snow" which finished first place in 3rd race on October 26, 2015 at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 209 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Renee Gevara. The split was confirmed positive by Texas A&M with a finding of 222 ± 20 pg/ml in urine).

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

For this second violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Renee Gevara a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (commencing at the end of any previous suspension) (January 15, 2016 through July 13, 2016 inclusive) (2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred, dollars ($2,500.); (3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, October 26, 2015 at the Zia Park

This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, Renee Gevara 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 Renee Gevara are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: BRAYAN VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/28/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-667 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/28/2015 Suspension End: 5/12/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey Brayan Velazquez, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-RUI-79, 2015-RUI-39, and 2015-RUI-38.

Brayan Velazquez is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

Name: BRAYAN VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-667-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/28/2015 Suspension End: 5/12/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-667 - Restored to Good Standing having paid the fines listed in the initial ruling.
Name: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 10/5/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-110 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer CODY REYNOLDS, having been duly notified, and having waived a ten day noticing period for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM16896, after it was collected from the horse, "Master Time" which finished first in the 8th race, Friday, September 4, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.45 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were availed but waived by Mr. Reynolds).

CODY REYNOLDS is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed CODY REYNOLDS a penalty as follows;
(1) A fine in the amount of Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ( $ 750.00);

This is a second positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before November 5, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in related ruling 2015-ZIA-111 issued this date, at Zia Park).

BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

________________ _____________________ ___________________
DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER JILL CATHEY

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: MARTIN YBARRA Ruling Date: 10/4/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-97 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 MARTIN C YBARRA JR, having been duly notified, and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, a hearing was held in absentia on this date, regarding a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Dexamethasone” which was found in sample NM13444 after it was collected from the horse, "Game Changes" which finished first in the 16th race, Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

MARTIN C YBARRA JR is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse "Game Changes” which was the subject of related ruling 2015-ZIA-96, issued this date at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

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


For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed MARTIN C IBARRA JR a penalty of:

The horse “Game Changes” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian List, and is required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:

(Refer to related ruling 2015-ZIA-96, issued this date at Zia Park).


BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF 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 who issued the ruling.
Name: GREG ALLEN GREEN Ruling Date: 8/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-124 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Greg Green having been duly notified, but did not appear before the Board of Stewards on August 9, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drug "Dexemethasone" which was found in sample NM11216, after it was collected from the horse, "Slimmers Shadow" which finished first in the 8th race, January 18, 2015 at Sunland Park.

The hearing was held in absentia.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexemethasone at 282 pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and accepted. The results from LSU Laboratories showed a level of "Dexemethasone" at 217pg/ml.)

Trainer Greg Green is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexemethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5pg/ml of plasma".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer Greg Green a penalty as follows;

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

In addition “Slimmers Shadow " is placed on the Veterinarians list, and must pass a Commission approved examination prior to being allowed any future entry, per 15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(a) NMAC.

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

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: GREG ALLEN GREEN Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-176 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer GREG ALLEN GREEN having been duly notified, and having appeared for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug "Phenylbutazone" which was found in sample NM13520, after it was collected from the horse, "Reback Home” which finished first in the 7th race, Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 4.86 ug/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Mr. Green, but split sampling rights were not exercised, and therefore deemed waived).

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Phenylbutazone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 2.0 micrograms per milliliter of plasma".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed GREG ALLEN GREEN a penalty as follows;

(1) A fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00);

This is a first Category C test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before August 25, 0215, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC.

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner /Horse, as outlined in related rulings issued this date, at Ruidoso Downs).

BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS

________________ _____________________ ___________________
DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER NORM AMUNDSON

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 6/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-203 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner Salvador Soto having been duly notified, and having been represented by Pat Bingham before the Board of Stewards on June 14, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drugs “Methylprednisolone”,"Phenylbutazone"and "Flunixin" which was found in sample NM11119, after it was collected from the horse, "Whatever Bill" which finished first in the 2nd race, January 11,2015 at Sunland Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.27 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 24.9 ng/ml and Methylprednisolone at 175 pg/ml in blood/serum. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and said split sampling by LSU lab confirmed Phenylbutazone at 2.9 ug/ml and Flunixin at 32.4 ng/ml in blood/serum, Methylprednisolone was not tested for at LSU).

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

15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule", December 2014, version 8.0 and “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule”, version 2.1 revised April 17, 2014 (furosemide has been modified in the “arci controlled therapeutic medication schedule, refer to Subsection E of 15.2.6.9 NMAC for current rule) as issued by the association of racing commissioners international, are incorporated by reference. Upon a finding of a violation of any medication and prohibited substances rule, which includes the possession of contraband as listed in 15.2.6.9 NMAC, the stewards shall consider the classification level of the violation as listed at the time of the violation by the uniform classification guidelines of foreign substances as promulgated by the association of racing commissioners international and impose penalties and disciplinary measures as determined by the New Mexico racing commission.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer/Owner Salvador Soto a penalty as follows;
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (June. 27, 2015 through June 27, 2016 inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, January 11,2015 at Sunland Park.
(4) The horse “Whatever Bill” must pass a Commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered".
During said time of applicable suspension, Trainer Salvador 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.
This is a fourth positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3)(a) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 8/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-203-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 2015-DAA-203 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- Signed Stay attached
Name: WILLIAM RONALD DUVALL Ruling Date: 5/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 15008PI Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/18/2015 Suspension End: 11/12/2016
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. STABLE EMPLOYEE WILLIAM RONALD DUVALL IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR HAVING A FALSIFIED APPLICATION (ARREST RECORD).
Name: WILLIAM RONALD DUVALL Ruling Date: 11/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Presque Isle Downs
Ruling Number: 16246PP Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/18/2015 Suspension End: 11/12/2016
Ruling Text: Falsification of Application. STABLE EMPLOYEE WILLIAM R. DUVALL, SUBJECT OF RULING #15051PI DATED JUNE 18,2015, HAVING PAID FINE REQUIRED BY RULING #15008PI IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 5/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/16/2015 Suspension End: 7/15/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Juan M Torres , having been duly notified, and having appeared (with counsel Pat Bingham) before the Board of Stewards on May 6, 2015, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM11160 , after it was collected from the horse " MJ Moon Chick " which finished 3rd in the 2nd race, Friday January 16 2015 , at Sunland Park. .

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 1276 pg/ml . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Juan Torres . The split was confirmed positive by LSU with a finding of 1.186 ng/ml or 1186 pg/ml in urine.

Juan Torres is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Torres a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (May 16, 2015 through July 15, 2015,
Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, Friday, January 16 2015, at Sunland Park.

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

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


BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
LINDA SALINAS RON WALKER JILL CATHEY

Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: JUAN DE DIOS TORRES Ruling Date: 6/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-60-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/16/2015 Suspension End: 7/15/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-DAA-60 - Modified Ruling RE: 2015-DAA-64 - Modified Ruling The horse Jess A Whistlin that placed 1st was DQ for a positive test along with MJ Moon Chick. The new order of finish is as follows: 1st - Flashy Beamer 2nd - Perrys Boots 3rd - Mendoza 4th - Dream Big Woody 5th - Gender From Sixes 6th - So Call Me Maybe 7th - Bet the Sixes 8th - Brookstones Heart Scratched - Jess Excessive Unplaced - MJ Moon Chick Unplaced - Jess A Whistlin
Name: CHARLES HAGANS Ruling Date: 4/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 21098 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/23/2015 Suspension End: 11/19/2016
Ruling Text:
Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC pending his appearance before the stewards regarding possible violation of LRC 35:1791 ( testing for dangerous substance abuse)) at the recently concluded Fair Grounds meeting.
Name: LAURIE LYNN HICKMAN Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0027 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/23/2015 Suspension End: 4/1/2015
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at Industrial Laboratories (Lab ID # S-15-07), sample number 0058275 taken from FLYAWAY BABY, who finished third in the second race at Turfway Park on January 4, 2015 contained the methocarbamol at a level of 1.8 ng/ml in blood (Class C drug) and dexamethasone at a level of 64 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby suspended TEN (10) days, March 23, 2015 through April 1, 2015 (inclusive) and fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. FLYAWAY BABY is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During her suspension Ms. Halmi is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Ms. Halmi 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 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (3)(a) 1(b) 1.2.3.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: LAURIE LYNN HICKMAN Ruling Date: 3/13/2015
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #15-0028 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/2/2015 Suspension End: 4/21/2015
Ruling Text:
Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number 0059024 taken from ZATE, who finished fourth in the second race at Turfway Park on January 24, 2015 contained the methocarbamol at a level of 3.9 ng/ml in blood (Class C drug). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby suspended TWENTY (20) days, April 2, 2015 through April 21, 2015 (inclusive) and fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. ZATE is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During her suspension Ms. Halmi is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Ms. Halmi 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 15, subsection (2)(3)
810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (3)(a) 1.(c) 1.2.3.



BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: GENE LEE BURDEN Ruling Date: 1/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-577 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer GENE LEE BURDEN having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed overage of allowable limits for the Class IV drug “Flunixin” which was found in sample NM09083, after it was collected from the horse “You N Me”, which finished first in the 8th race, Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Zia Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 24.1 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, but not exercised by Mr. Burden).

GENE LEE BURDEN is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Flunixin may be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 20 nanograms per milliliter of the drug substance, its metabolites, or analogs, per milliliter of blood plasma”.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed GENE LEE BURDEN a penalty in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($500.00). This is a first violation of a NSAID overage, classified as a category C violation, and a second total violation within a 365 day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before February 17, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

(Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner of the horse, as outlined in a related ruling 2015-SUN-580 issued this date, at Sunland Park).
BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L’ECUYER



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




Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 12/19/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-434 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/20/2014 Suspension End: 2/18/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer RENE GEVARA having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Boldenone”, which was found in sample NM09018, after it was collected from the horse "Tacky Red Lipstick” which finished first in the 12th race, Sunday September 14, 2014, at Zia Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of “Boldenone” at 17 ng/ml. Split sampling rights, per 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said split sampling by Industrial Lab indicating a finding of “Boldenone” at 12.93 ng/ml +/- ; Because the horse “Tacky Red Lipstick” is a female horse, there is no permitted allowable limit for this medication).

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

15.2.6.9 (I)(2 NMAC: Which states in pertinent part: Concentrations of Andrgenic-Anabolic Steroids (AAS) shall not exceed the following urine threshold concentrations for total (i.e., free drug or metabolite and drug or metabolite liberated from its conjugates): b Boldenone (Equipoise is the undercylenate ester of Boldenone. No Boldenone shall be permitted in geldings or female horses).

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

For this violation the Board of Stewards assessed Rene Gavara a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
(December 20, 2014, through February 18, 2014, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand, dollars ($1,000.00);
(3) Loss of purse of the 12th race, Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Zia Park;

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

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

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

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER

Mr. Gevara further agrees/stipulates that he has been advised of appeal rights, and hereby waives any/all appeal rights associated with this case, per 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC:
Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 11/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-327 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 8/17/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer Rene Guevara, having been duly notified, appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on November 29, 2014 regarding failure to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse "Corona and Salt" that was entered in the first race, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Zia Park; ("Corona and Salt" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected).

Rene Guevara is found to be in violation of:
16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".
16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing".

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Rene Guevara a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 29, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

Additionally, the horse "Corona and Salt" is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed any result in immediate suspension.

Name: RENE GUEUARA Ruling Date: 8/14/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-327-REST Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 8/17/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-ZIA-327 - Restored to Good Standing FINE PAID
Name: ANTHONY C CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3542814 Ruling Type: Penalty Affirmed
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF TRAINER ANTHONY C. CHAVEZ (LIC#76073332) OF RULINGS #2930513, #2931513 AND #2932513 ISSUED BY THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ON DECEMBER 8, 2013. RULING: 3542814 DECISION AND ORDER WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on June 26, 2014 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant; WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice; WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material; WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law; WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules; WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant and his horse shall be assessed a penalty as follows: I. A fine in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000); II. A suspension of three (3) years; III. Loss of purse for the horse PT Phlyer; IV. The horse be unplaced; V. The horse be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety (90) days; and VI. The horse must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission. This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order. Date: ____________ _________________________________ Chairman Doughty
Name: OMAR GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/7/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 0066614 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 8/17/2014
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0066614 SunRay Park June 07, 2014 Trainer, OMAR GUTIERREZ, DOB: 04/20/1980 LICENSE #:76073272 having been represented telephonically by Patrick Bingham before the Board of Stewards on June 7, 2014 for a positive test for the drug Clenbuterol which was found in sample# NM01936 after it was collected from the horse, "Dragonhawk" which finished in first (1st) place in the second (2nd) race on December 26th, 2013 at Sunland Park. Trainer - 3 year OMAR GUTIERREZ is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C) (1) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the official chemist of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race," (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Omar Gutierrez a penalty as follows: (1) A (60) sixty day suspension of any/all NMRC licenses from June 17th, 2014 to August 17, 2014 (2) A fine in the amount of $ (1,000.00) one-thousand dollars, to be paid on or before July 17th, 2014 which is a thirty (30) day period. (3) Loss of purse and horse is unplaced. In accordance with 15.2.3.8.(B)(3)(1) this is a first positive in the past 365 day period and during the time of suspension, Omar Gutierrez is excluded from all areas under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9.(c)(21)9.(a-b) and 15.2.3.8(3)(1) NMRC. Additionally, effective upon suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Omar Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered in any race in this jurisdiction. The horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. BY ORDER OF THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS STEWARD STEWARD STEWARD Reuben Rivera Bob Allison Linda Salinas Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B) (9) (b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: OMAR GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 0066614-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 8/17/2014
Ruling Text: RE: 0066614 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: JOSE ALFREDO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 1/24/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 3396814 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission ("Commission") on January 9, 201 4 on review of a hearing officer's report by the above named Appellant;
WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice;
WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer's report and all related hearing material;
WHEREAS, the hearing officer's report is attached to this Decision and Order;
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law;
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Stipulated Facts entered by the parties and hereby attached to this Decision and Order;
WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant's actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules;
WHEREAS, the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of a violations on behalf of Appellant;
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer.


IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant and his horse shall be assessed a penalty as follows:
I. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000);

II. A sixty (60) day suspension;

III. Loss of purse;

IV. The horse be unplaced; and

V. The horse must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.
This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order.
Name: TIMOTHY CARL KREISER Ruling Date: 11/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16390PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. ARRIVING EXTREMELY LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE FROSTY GIRL FOR THE RACE, NOVEMBER 12, 2016, 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 NOVEMBER 22, 2016. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 2, 2016. FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION.
Name: Kiki Courtelis Ruling Date: 3/5/2009
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 17191 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ineligible. Temporary expired 12/27/2009.
Name: Kiki Courtelis Ruling Date: 12/5/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 17191-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 17191 - Restored to Good Standing; Met license requirements on 11/26/16.
Name: KEVIN J THOMPSON Ruling Date: 4/23/2004
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 13395 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Unknown
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/24/2004 Suspension End: 5/23/2004
Ruling Text: TESTED POSITIVE FOR A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE.
Name: KEVIN J THOMPSON Ruling Date: 9/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 13395-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Unknown
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/24/2004 Suspension End: 5/23/2004
Ruling Text:
RE: 13395 - Restored to Good Standing; On 5/24/16 Met requirements of ruling 13395



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