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. >1/12/2017<

398 Total Rulings compiled at: 1/17/2017 11:23:08 PM G.M.T.

Name: LARRY DEAN MCCARTY Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/20/2017 Suspension End: 2/3/2017
Ruling Text:
Urine sample #838997 collected at Northfield Park on 11/22/16 from the horse Jump The Shark was found to contain Hydroclorothiazide, a diuretic. Hydroclorothiazide is classified as a Category B drug by the ARCI. All purse money must be returned ($2,500.00).  O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(A)(2)  18-01(B)(1),(13),(16)&(17)  18-02  18-99  3769-17-30(B)  17-33(A)&(B)  17-43
Name: GREGORY G GRISMORE Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-21 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #5 Ewald Hanover in race 7 on 1/9/17 he did drive inside the pylons causing a placing. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99
Name: LARRY DAMPIER Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-23 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/17/2017 Suspension End: 1/23/2017
Ruling Text:
Mr. Dampier falsified his 2017 OSRC license application by failing to list his prior arrest record. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(7)  12-99
Name: DAN S KENNEDY Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-22 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 #7 Cutty Shark in race 15 on 1/10/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: ALICIA HANNERS Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-21A Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ms. Hanners made a late driver change on #6 Rehab Mountain in race 9 on 1/9/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30  15-99
Name: TYLER A SMITH Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-20 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Smith failed to drive when programed on 4 horses on 1/4/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: TYLER BAZE Ruling Date: 1/15/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-27 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/21/2017 Suspension End: 1/26/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey TYLER BAZE, who rode WINNING CAUSEWAY in the third race at Santa Anita Race Track on January 14, 2017 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (January 21, 22 and 26, 2017) for failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course and causing interference in the stretch, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from first to second position. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: Alexander Luis Canchari Ruling Date: 1/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 17-001 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/20/2017 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text:

Jockey Alex Canchari is suspended three racing days, Friday, January 20, 2017, Saturday, January 21, 2017 and Sunday, January 22, 2017, for allowing his mount "Como Se Llama", to drift down from the outside shortly after the start of the fifth race on January 13, 2017, without being clear of horses to his inside, a violation of ARC Rule #2347 (a). The horse most affected by the incident was "Half Dome Dude" and he finished ahead of "Como Se Llama" so there was no disqualification.

During his period of suspension, Jockey Canchari may ride in designated stakes races but then must serve a replacement day of suspension.

Name: ROBERT A. BAFFERT Ruling Date: 1/15/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer ROBERT BAFFERT, who started the horse AMERICAN GAL which finished first in the third race at Santa Anita Race Track on October 23, 2016 is fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1887 (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances) and rule #1844(c)(1) (Authorized Medication – Phenylbutazone – in excess of permitted level – 2.69 ug/ml – Class 4).
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 1/15/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-28 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/21/2017 Suspension End: 1/26/2017
Ruling Text: Jockey COREY NAKATANI, who rode PLACE DES VOSGES in the first race at Santa Anita Race Track on January 14, 2017 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (January 21, 22 and 26, 2017) for failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course and causing interference shortly after the start. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: JOHNNY RAUL VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 1/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-26 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/15/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Johnny Raul Valenzuela, is hereby summarily suspended for his involvement with an electrical device during a compliance search by New Mexico Racing Commission Officials and Sunland Park Racetrack Security in the 4th race on January 15, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Johnny Raul Valenzuela the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately January 15, 2017.

During said time of applicable suspension Johnny Raul Valenzuela is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing January 24, 2017, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC.

Licensee is found in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”.

15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise”.

This ruling is written in accordance: 16.47.1.8 (E) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law”. 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC. Summary Suspension 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: NORBERTO ARROYO Ruling Date: 1/15/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-29 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey NORBERTO ARROYO, JR. is fined ONE HUNDRED dollars ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1930 (Obedience to Security Officers and Public Safety Officers – failure to attend film review and request removal from his mounts on January 14, 2017).
Name: Kevin Garth Sampson Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Northlands Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NP-H#4 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having met the conditions outlined in Horse Racing Alberta Ruling #160 dated November 26, 2016, is hereby restored to good standing and placed on a conditional and probationary trainer/driver license for the 2017 licensing year.
Name: DONALD W. JACKSON Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-21 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Donald Jackson having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $1,673.91 for services rendered.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Donald Jackson be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $1,673.91.

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

This ruling in written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non appearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: KEITH J KASH Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-17 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling #NFLD-2016-246 pertaining to the violation of rule - O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29(B)(1)  17-99 is hereby rescinded.
Name: MARIO ALBERTO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-26 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey MARIO GUTIERREZ is fined ONE hundred dollars ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in last 60 days), during the fifth race at Santa Anita Race Track on January 13, 2017.
Name: LINDSEY GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-23 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Lindsay Gonzales having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $1,924.24 for services rendered.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Lindsay Gonzales be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $1,924.24.

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

This ruling in written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non appearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: MARIA BARAJAS Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-20 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Maria Barajas having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $1,685.68 for services rendered.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Maria Barajas be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $1,685.68. Licensee is found in Violation of: 16.47.1.8 I (1) NMAC: Grounds For Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License 16.47.1.8 L NMAC: Financial Responsibility

This ruling in written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non appearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JOE DALE MERRICK Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-24 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Joe D. Merrick having waived his right to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 10, 2016, for failing to have the owner licensed for entry “GOLD LINE EXPRESS”, which resulted in a late scratch out of the 5th race on January 8, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joe D. Merrick a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 14, 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 Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.12(X) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and/or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission”. 16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing; horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address
Name: ABEL MONTOYA DUARTE Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-22 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/13/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Abel Montoya having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $549.60 for services rendered.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Abel Montoya remain suspsended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to IV/Picks Vet Services in the amount of $549.60.

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

This ruling in written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non appearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 1/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-25 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Alfredo Gomez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on January 6, 2017,, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “FLYIN SMOAK”, entered in the 7th race on December 4, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alfredo Gomez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before February 14, 3017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Procedure For Entries 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. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: Melinda McCardle Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Wheeling Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-WI-2 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Greyhound Division: Dog
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES
WHEELING ISLAND RACETRACK
 
RULING #2
TO: Melinda McCardle Trainer Rico Kennel
Trainer Permit #160364
 
On , the Board of Judges conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued 1/7/2017 after considering the evidence, the Judges hereby find the following :
Melinda McCardle Trainer Rico Kennel, did weigh-in the 3-8 "DB's Suncatcher" 3lbs over set weight, causing a scratch.  Ms. McCardle waived her right to a hearing and pleaded guilty.
 
The Judges conclude that the conduct of Melinda McCardle violates section(s) I78-2-44.3 of the Greyhound Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R. 2 . The Judges hereby impose the following penalty:
Ms. McCardle is hereby fined One Hundred  Dollars. ($100.00)
 
You have the right to appeal this Ruling to the Racing Commission . Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days ofyour receipt ofthis Ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of$100.00.
 
Dated: 1/13/2017
 
Presiding Judge
Ralph Brehm
Name: RAFAEL J BEJARANO Ruling Date: 1/13/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-25 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey RAFAEL BEJARANO who rode BOLITAR in the third race on January 8, 2017, at Santa Anita Race Track, is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (Use of Whips – misuse – hit on the head).
Name: CHRIS L. GISH Ruling Date: 1/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #17-0007 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards to answer the charges of disorderly conduct that occurred on the association grounds at Ellis Park on July 15, 2013, and having paid the fine of ONE HUNDRED ($100) DOLLARS imposed by this ruling, you are hereby restored to good standing and eligible for licensing by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

810 KAR 1:025 Section 14, Subsection (x)

By Order of the Stewards

Name: JOHN D WENGERD Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-14 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 #6 Darn's Diva in race 10 on 1/7/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: Brian S Malone Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-004-17 Ruling Type: Total Carbon Dioxide Above Allowed Limit
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Brian S Malone, being trainer of record on the horse ALONG CAME JANE, is fined $1000.00 Dollars and ALONG CAME JANE is placed on the Steward's List for 14 days for failing a pre-race blood gas analyzer test on January 10, 2017. Any horse that tests at a level over 12.3 with Lasix is a positive and is declared unfit to race. ALONG CAME JANE tested at a Base Excess Level of 13.5 mmol/L, first test and at 14 mmol/L second test. DHRC rule: 8.9.14.2.1; 8.9.14.2.3. After 14 days ALONG CAME JANE must pass a blood gas test and re-qualify to compete in purse events. DHRC rule: 8.9.15.1.1; 8.9.15.1.2. Fines are due within 10 days of written rule. Appeals are due within 48 hours of written rule. Mr. Malone had a judge's hearing at Dover Downs on January 11, 2017.
Name: MICHAEL J DOWDALL Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-13 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/15/2017 Suspension End: 7/13/2017
Ruling Text:
Trainer Michael Dowdall walked onto the race track after race 5 on 12/10/16 and began shouting obscenities and threatened bodily harm to a driver as the horses pulled up by the paddock. Four races later, after race 9 he entered the drivers room and began taunting and provoking the same driver causing a physical altercation. This type of intimidation can affect the integrity of racing. Mr. Dowdall`s conduct was unprofessional and his action was against the best interest of racing. He will be on probation for the year of 2017. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(10) 12-28  12-99  3769-14-28(C) 14-29(A)  14-99 3769-17-29(A)(5)(6)(7)&(10) 17-99
Name: DAVID R LAKE Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2017-NDP-15 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Lake failed to drive when programed on #2 Stylish Dapper in race 13 and #7 Stephie Clay in race 15 on 1/7/17. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-29  17-99
Name: LESLIE ANN LUTTON Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-24B Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/12/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners JONATHAN LUTTON and LESLIE LUTTON (dba THOROUGHBRED STOCK EXCHANGE), having failed to respond to a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – O’Neill Racing Stable - $3,096.20) are suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of JONATHAN LUTTON and LESLIE LUTTON (dba Thoroughbred STOCK EXCHANGE) are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine) JONATHAN LUTTON and LESLIE LUTTON are denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: JONATHAN M LUTTON Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-24A Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/12/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners JONATHAN LUTTON and LESLIE LUTTON (dba THOROUGHBRED STOCK EXCHANGE), having failed to respond to a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – O’Neill Racing Stable - $3,096.20) are suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of JONATHAN LUTTON and LESLIE LUTTON (dba Thoroughbred STOCK EXCHANGE) are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine) JONATHAN LUTTON and LESLIE LUTTON are denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: GREGORY R VIANDS Ruling Date: 1/11/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-2 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr Viands was afforded a BOS hearing on 1/10/17 at which time he admitted to bringing an unlicensed person on the grounds of the Association, without securing an Occupational Permit. He was fined $250.00
Name: NICHOLAS IRA CALLAHAN Ruling Date: 1/10/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-003-17 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Nicholas Callahan is fined $200.00 for blocking the passing lane while in the lead in the stretch. NEVER BACK DOWN finished 5th and was placed 6th. DHRC rule: 7.6.15.24. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: Armando Ramirez Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22049 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to fulfill riding engagements at Louisiana Downs on 1/08/17.
Name: LUIS ALBERTO GUERRERO Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22048 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to fulfill riding engagements at Louisiana Downs on 1/08/17.
Name: EDDI EMANUEL MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22050 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to fulfill riding engagements at Louisiana Downs on 1/08/17.
Name: JONATHAN ROSS FRANKEL Ruling Date: 1/8/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-023 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/8/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner JONATHAN FRANKEL, having failed to respond to a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – San Dieguito Equine Group - $806.69) is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of JONATHAN FRANKEL are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine). JONATHAN FRANKEL is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.

Name: EUSEVIO HUITRON-MALDONADO Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22047 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
The 2017 license issued as an Assistant Trainer, is withdrawn without prejudice, in lieu of issuance of a Trainer License.
Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 1/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22042 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of “Willies Lil Indian” from race 4, January 8, 2017 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: CHRISTOPHER G BLANCHET Ruling Date: 1/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22041 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Methocarbamol (2.361ng/ml) reported, in post race blood sample taken from Willwinforfun,third finisher of race 7, December 3, 2016, at Evangeline Downs. Trainer declined his right to testing of the split and waived his right to a stewards hearing. Trainer fined $1000 for a second violation of an ARCI category IV/V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: Ricardo Martinez Ruling Date: 1/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22045 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Evangeline Downs expired 12/25/2016).
Name: Jose Ruiz Ruling Date: 1/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22046 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Evangeline Downs expired 12/26/2016).
Name: Claudio Gonzales Ruling Date: 1/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22043 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Evangeline Downs expired 1/8/2017).
Name: RICKEY LONG Ruling Date: 1/13/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22040 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Caffeine reported in post race urine (238.99ng/ml) and plasma (173.14ng/ml) samples taken from Keepn It Kool, the winner of race 4, November 16, 2016 at Evangeline Downs. Result confirmed, in split portion of sample, by the Florida Racing Laboratory. Following a stewards hearing, trainer Ricky Long is fined  $1000, the purse is ordered redistributed and the case is referred to LSRC for further action.
Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 1/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr. having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Victor Alba before the Board of Stewards, on January 7, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM24994 taken from the horse “C.P Prado”, who finished 2nd place in the 3rd race on September 5, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 1,383 pg/ml in the blood (which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood) and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 1,250 pg/ml in the blood sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Lorenzo Alba, the owner of record for horse “C.P Prado”, was duly notified and was present with translator Victor Alba for this hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mr. Alba’s FIRST Class 4 Category C medication in a 365 day period.

(Aggravating circumstances: A very high level of Methylprednisolone was found in sample.) Considering the aggravating circumstances, for this FIRST Class 4 Category C medication violation in a past 365 day period the Board of Steward assess Martin Orona Sr. a penalty of:

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($ 1,500.00). This fine is to paid on or before February 7, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse, “C.P Prado”, must pass a commission-approved examination, which includes a negative blood and urine test, before being eligible to run
Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 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 Methylprednisolone is 100 pg/ml in the blood
    • TRAINER 1ST offense in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000
    • OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run:
This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. (4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4/ 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: LORENZO ALBA Ruling Date: 1/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-19 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 Lorenzo Alba having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Victor Alba before the Board of Stewards, on January 7, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM24994 taken from the horse “C.P Prado”, who finished 2nd place in the 3rd race on September 5, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 1,383 pg/ml in the blood (which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood) and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 1,250 pg/ml in the blood sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Martin Orona Sr., the trainer of record for horse “C.P Prado”, was duly notified and was present with translator Victor Alba for this hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mr. Orona’s FIRST Class 4 Category C medication in a 365 day period.

(Aggravating circumstances: A very high level of Methylprednisolone was found in sample.)

Considering the aggravating circumstances, for this FIRST Class 4 Category C medication violation in a past 365 day period the Board of Steward assess Lorenzo Alba a penalty of:

    1. The horse, “C.P Prado”, must pass a commission-approved examination, which includes a negative blood and urine test, before being eligible to run

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 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 Methylprednisolone is 100 pg/ml in the blood. OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. (4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: NICHOLAS CHARLES ZUFELT Ruling Date: 1/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17-TP065 Ruling Type: Unknown
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/7/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing, and having failed to appear, Groom Nicholas Charles Zufelt (ADOR # 15695) is hereby summarily suspended and denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department Of Racing pending an appearance before the Board of Stewards to answer charges of actions that call into question the best interest of racing, and the safety, welfare, economy, health and peace of the people of the state as well.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102.76.; A.A.C. R19-2-106.C.; A.A.C. R19-2-112.12.; A.A.C. R19-2-112.13.; A.A.C. R19-2-121 .E.2.; A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.3.; . A.A.C. R19-2-121.E.7.;

Name: MARTIN MEZA Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22039 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 Big Boss Charlie to run at more than one association on the same day resulting in a late scratch at both tracks.
Name: PHILLIP RALPH SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-10 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Phillip Sanchez having been duly notified, and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 1, 2017,, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “PASSEMUP JESSE” entered in the 2nd race on December 4, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Phillip Sanchez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before February 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.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8 (B10) Procedure For Entries

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

Name: JAMES M KELLY Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22037 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Fair Grounds expired 01/02/2017).
Name: RICHARD HERRMANN Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 01/06/2017 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Fair Grounds expired 01/04/2017).
Name: GEORGE MICHAEL STEINBRENNER Ruling Date: 1/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 22038 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ineligible to participate in racing pending completion of license requirements. (Temporary owner license issued at Fair Grounds expired 01/04/2017).
Name: PEDRO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 1/6/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/17/2017 Suspension End: 2/16/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Pedro Gomez having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 6, 2017, 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 “D Beautiful Regard”( Test Sample #: NM21588), who finished first place in the 10th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined Pedro Gomez. Abelardo F. Gallegos, owner of record for horse “D Beautiful Regard”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Gallegos’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period. 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 Pedro Gomez a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 17, 2017, through February 16, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before February 5, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “D Beautiful Regard” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 6, 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.
    4. The horse “D Beautiful Regard” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. 1. Billy Big Rock
                2. 2 El Chirrionero
                3. 3.Miss Summits Corona
                4. 4.El Gran Zorro
                5. 5.Rio
                6. 6.Balboa Reserve
                7. 7.Streaks Famous Eagle
                8. 8. Dashawayviking
9. Rockndiamite Unplaced “D Beautiful RegardDuring said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Gomez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Pedro Gomez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 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” 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. 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. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: PEDRO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 1/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-15-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/17/2017 Suspension End: 2/16/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-15 - Modified Penalty- issued modify penalty in error refer to modify ruling

Name: PEDRO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 1/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-15-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/17/2017 Suspension End: 2/16/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-15 - Modified Ruling

Trainer Pedro Gomez having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 6, 2017, 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 “D Beautiful Regard”( Test Sample #: NM21588), who finished first place in the 10th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined Pedro Gomez. Abelardo F. Gallegos, owner of record for horse “D Beautiful Regard”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Gallegos’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. 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 Pedro Gomez a penalty as follows.

        1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 17, 2017, through February 16, 2017, inclusive.
        2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before February 5, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “D Beautiful Regard” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 6, 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.
        4. The horse “D Beautiful Regard” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Billy Big Rock
                                2. El Chirrionero
                                3. Miss Summits Corona
                                4. El Gran Zorro
                                5. Rio
                                6. Balboa Reserve
                                7. Streaks Famous Eagle
                                8. Dashawayviking
                                9. Rockndiamite
Unplaced “D Beautiful RegardDuring said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Gomez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Pedro Gomez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima facie evidence 15.2.6.9(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” 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. 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. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: DAN LOUIS MCFARLANE Ruling Date: 1/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 16-17-TP061 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing, and having waived that right on January 4, 2017, Owner/Trainer Daniel Louis McFarlane (ADOR #10858) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00), for failing to identify the horse WILDCAT POWER as a gelding at the time of entry in the first race on January 4, 2017.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order_ If it is not paid by January 14, 2017, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning January 15, 2017, through and inclusive of July 14, 2017, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: R19-2-111.A.;R19-2-111.B.;R19-2-113.C.1.;R19-2-120.0.k.;R19-2-121.E.I.a.P19-2-121.31;R19-2-121.a.b.c.d.e.f.i.j.k. /0604a-.0 1-55-r/4194r

Name: FRANK C. RANDAZZO Ruling Date: 1/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174001 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/3/2017 Suspension End: 3/17/2017
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY DATED DECEMBER 16, 2016 THAT SAMPLE #916842 TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "SEATTLE TRAIN" THE SECOND PLACE FINISHER OF THE SEVENTH RACE AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 10, 2016 REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF ETODOLAC IN THE URINE SPECIMEN THE STEWARDS CONDUCTED AN INQUIRY. AFTER REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE AND CONSIDERING THE TESTIMONY THE STEWARDS FIND FRANK RANDAZZO JR THE TRAINER OF "SEATTLE TRAIN" IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULES 603.30 AND 603.50 AND IS HEREBY DECLARED INELIGIBLE FOR 2017 LICENSING (NOT CURRENTLY LICENSED FOR 2017 IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) FOR FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS (MARCH 3, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 17, 2017 INCLUSIVE). ALL HORSES OWNED AND/OR TRAINED BY MR RANDAZZO ARE HEREBY INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE PENDING A TRANSFER APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DURING THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION. DURING THE TERM OF THIS SUSPENSION MR RANDAZZO IS HEREBY DENIED ACCESS TO ALL COURSES, GROUNDS AND WAGERING FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ILLINOIS RACING BOARD,
Name: MICHAEL ROSSI Ruling Date: 1/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-058-16 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael Rossi is fined $300.00 for bringing SKYWAY GLADIATOR late to the Lasix barn resulting in a scratch. DHRC rule: 8.3.5.4. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: NICK E ANGELOU Ruling Date: 1/3/2017
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 174002 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: UPON RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY DATED NOVEMBER 9, 2016 THAT SAMPLE #916842 TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "SEATTLE TRAIN" THE SECOND PLACE FINISHER OF THE SEVENTH RACE ON DECEMBER 10, 2016 AT HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF ETODOLAC IN THE URINE SPECIMEN THE STEWARDS CONDUCTED AN INQUIRY. AFTER REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE AND CONSIDERING THE TESTIMONY THE STEWARDS FIND THE HORSE "SEATTLE TRAIN" WAS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.30 A AND PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 603.140 D IS HEREBY DISQUALIFIED FROM ALL PURSE MONIES AND DECLARED UNPLACED. THE REVISED ORDER OF FINISH IS AS FOLLOWS: 1ST - KARLA WITH A K 2ND - SACRED CANYON 3RD - FLEET ENCOUNTER 4TH - KEEKER 5TH - KIPPER DOODLE 6TH - REALTA EAN 7TH - HOLLARFORADOLLAR THIS RULING IN NO WAY AFFECTS THE PARI-MUTUEL RESULTS OF THIS RACE AND THE HORSEMENS BOOKKEEPER IS HEREBY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES AFTER ANY APPEALS ARE EXHAUSTED.
Name: GUSTAVO RITO PULIDO Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-13 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Foreman GUSTAVO PULIDO having failed to respond to a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1489(a)(8) (Grounds for Denial or Refusal of License - Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges GUSTAVO PULIDO are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine), GUSTAVO PULIDO is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: JOSE ANTONIO QUEVEDO Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-12 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/1/2017 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom JOSE QUEVEDO having failed to respond to a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1489(a)(8) (Grounds for Denial or Refusal of License - Possession of Controlled Substance), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges JOSE QUEVEDO are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend and Fine), JOSE QUEVEDO is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2017-LA-2 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDUARDO NICASIO IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1872 (FAILURE TO FULFILL JOCKEY AGREEMENT) IN THE NINTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 17, 2016.
Name: COREY S NAKATANI Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-17 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey COREY NAKATANI is fined TWO hundred dollars ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in last 60 days), during the fourth race at Santa Anita Race Track on December 31, 2016.
Name: JAMIE THERIOT Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-16 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey JAMIE THERIOT is fined ONE hundred dollars ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in last 60 days), during the seventh race at Santa Anita Race Track on December 29, 2016.
Name: TYLER BAZE Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-14 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey TYLER BAZE is fined TWO hundred dollars ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense in last 60 days), during the seventh race at Santa Anita Race Track on December 31, 2016 (last offense on December 3, 2016).
Name: GALLYN V MITCHELL Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2017-LA-3 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY GALLYN VICK MITCHELL IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND-FIRST OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FOURTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 30, 2016.
Name: Jorge Walter Rodriguez Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/1/2017 Suspension End: 3/1/2017
Ruling Text: On January 5, 2017 offered a hearing and waived his right to allegations set forth in NOH dated 12/30/17.

The sample #255547 was taken on 12/14/16, and contained Testosterone. Sample #255547 contained 417pg/ml. The sample was taken from Cou Rouge (7) horse, which ran int the 8th race on 12/14/16, finishing first. Rodriguez elected to not have a split sample. The testosterone in Cou Rouge is his second offense fro a violation in 365 day period. He had a Dexamethasone positive on December 23, 2015 in West Virginia. He has accumulated 1 point January 12, 2016. Ruling #10. Based on above: Mr Rodriguez horse Cou Rouge will be disqualified from all purse money and will have a total of 5 points on his record.With the tesosterone positive being Mr. Rodriguez second medication violation in 365 days, Mr Rodriguez is given 30 day suspension. Having given 4 points for this testosterone positive and already having 1 poiint for the Dexamethasone positive for a total of 5 points within 365 day period of time, Mr Rodrigiuez is given an enhanced penalty of an additional 30 days. Mr Rodriguez is suspended a total of 60 days begininng January 1, 2017 running through and including March 1, 2017 and fined ($1000.00) one thousand dollars. Redistribution is as follows: Raggedy Peak/Windsor's Song/The Squaire/Windsor's Flight/Noland Cross/Clear Heart

Name: MARCIAL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2017-LA-5 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY MARCIAL RAMIREZ IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* FOR A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND-THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE SIXTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 30, 2016.
Name: Alex Solis Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SA-15 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey ALEX SOLIS is fined ONE hundred dollars ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule 1688 (b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in last 60 days), during the seventh race at Santa Anita Race Track on December 31, 2016.
Name: ERASMO GASCA Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2017-LA-4 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ERASMO GASCA IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* FOR A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND-THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE FIFTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 30, 2016.
Name: JAIRO RANGEL Ruling Date: 1/1/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2017-LA-1 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY G. JAIRO RANGEL IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* FOR A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND-THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE SIXTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON DECEMBER 18, 2016.
Name: KEITH CONNELL DICKEY Ruling Date: 12/31/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16295PP 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. OWNER/TRAINER LICENSE #95166853 OF KEITH CONNELL DICKEY IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: LIBERIO MERA PACHECO Ruling Date: 12/31/2016
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2016-CTE-13 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER LIBERIO PACHECO RACED THE HORSE “HAPPY HEATH” IN THE FIRST RACE ON OCTOBER 29, 2016 FINISHING SECOND. SUBSEQUENTLY, “HAPPY HEATH” WAS POST RACE TESTED ACCORDING TO CHRB PROTOCOLS RESULTING IN TEST #CE26364. SAID SAMPLE WAS SUBMITTED TO THE MADDY LABORATORY AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS THE OFFICIAL TESTING LABORATORY FOR THE CHRB, FOR TESTING. THE TEST RESULTS FROM SAMPLE #CE26364 SHOWED THE PRESENCE OF PHENYLBUTAZONE AT A LEVEL OF 2.70 UG/ML IN EXCESS OF THE ALLOWABLE THRESHOLD OF 2.0 UG/ML. AS RESULT OF THIS TEST FINDING AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1843.3 (MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES PERMITTED AFTER ENTRY IN A RACE) & #1844 (AUTHORIZED MEDICATION). TRAINER LIBERIO PACHECO HAVING NO VIOLATIONS OF THIS RULE IN THE PAST THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE (365) DAYS AND HAVING MET WITH THE STATE VETERNARIAN DR. EDUARDO DE LA CRUZ IS HEREBY ISSUED AN “OFFICIAL WARNING” AS PERMITTED BY CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1843.3 (e).
Name: JOHN A CASEY Ruling Date: 12/30/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-179 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On December 30, 2016, the Board of Stewards offered a hearing to Owner/Trainer, John A. Casey to which he waived his right to a hearing, regarding allegations set forth in Notice of Hearing issued December 29, 2016. The official blood sample #255546, taken on 12-14-16 was reported to contain Dexamethasone. Sample #255546 contained 20.1pg/ml of the drug. The sample was taken from the Five horse Hear the Chatter, which ran in the 7th Race on 12/14/16. Elected to not have split sample. The Dexamethasone positive is Second Offense. Mr. Casey is fined $1500.00 Dollars and is suspended 15 days starting December 31, 2016 through and including Saturday, January 14, 2017. Hear the Chatter was disqualified from all purse money and will have a total of 2 points. Re-distribution is as follows: In the Fairway/Help a Brother/Little Big Same/ Lucy's Bob Boy/Emblem's Estate
Name: JOSE A MORALES Ruling Date: 12/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 335-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION REFUSES TO ISSUE YOU A LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN RACING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR WHICH YOU APPLIED ON 11/04/2016, RECEIPT# 1426649, FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">YOUR EXPERIENCE, CHARACTER AND GENERAL FITNESS ARE SUCH THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN RACING OR RELATED ACTIVITIES WOULD BE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLIC INTEREST,CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY, OR WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF RACING GENERALLY.</font></div> <div> </div> <div>THIS MATTER HAS BEEN APPEALED.</div>
Name: JOSE A MORALES Ruling Date: 12/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 335-2016ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: JOSE A MORALES Ruling Date: 12/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 335-2016ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: RAFAEL TORRES Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 331-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply licensing requirements.</div>
Name: JOHN E SCHMIGEL Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 328-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: KIMBERLY A NELSON-ZITO Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 333-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensng requirements.</div>
Name: VITORIO RUBIN Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 329-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: JAKE LEAMON Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 330-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: TIMOTHY L YEE Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 325-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with llicensing requirements.</div>
Name: VALARIE L HELMETAG Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 334-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: JOSH A SUTTON Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 326-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: JAY A SEELY Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 332-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: GLENN BAILEY Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 327-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements</div>
Name: LESLIE O. GIVENS Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-054-16 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Les Givens is fined $300.00 for bringing GO BYEM late to the Lasix barn resulting in a scratch. DHRC rule: 8.3.5.4. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: EUGENE A REIFF Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 324-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>you failed to comply with licensing requirements </div>
Name: KEVIN S PATTERSON Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2016-CT-177 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/31/2016 Suspension End: 1/29/2017
Ruling Text: On December 23, 2016, BOS offered hearing, Patterson waived his right, this was regarding allegations set forth in NOH issued 12/21/2016. The official blood sample #197093, taken on 10-7-2016 was reported to contain Triamcinolone Acetonide. Sample #197093 was found to contain 176 pg/ml. Sample was taken from the Two horse Devil Rising, which ran in the 7th Race on 10-17-16, finishing First. Mr Patterson elected to have a split sample tested at PA Equine Toxicology Lab. Sample #197093 Contained 235.75pg/ml. This is first offense for a medication violation carrying a Category C penalty in 365 days. Patterson has accumuiltaed 2 points, and is accessed 1 point for this Ruling. Based on the above Mr Patterson is fined $1500.00 dollars and is given a 45 day suspension, beginning December 31, 2016 through and including February 13, 2017. Devil Rising was disqualified from all purse money, and redistribution as follows: Bad Boy Peter/Arkabee/Dagburnit/Tiz Unbeatable/Union Grace.
Name: JORGE l GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 323-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensng requirements.</div>
Name: CAMILO B SIERRA Ruling Date: 12/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 32-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/27/2016 Suspension End: 1/15/2017
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby suspended 30 days and fined $1500.00 for submitting health certificates to NYRA security  for horses   New York Bourbon, Sky Ace and To Much  Malibu on October 31, 2016 trying to enter Aqueduct Racetrack without having been examined by you. For having waived your right of appeal 10 days are hereby stayed for 1 year from the date of this ruling pending no further infractions with health certificates.</div> <div> </div> <div>Ordered that during your period of suspension, you shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing, you are denied the privileges and use of the grounds for all racetracks, including any arrangements to invoice, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advice or otherwise assist with any aspect of veterinary care with a horse on the race track during your suspension.</div> <div> </div>
Name: CAMILO B SIERRA Ruling Date: 12/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 32-2016AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/27/2016 Suspension End: 1/15/2017
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: GINA L GIGLIO Ruling Date: 12/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 320-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with  licensing requirements.</div>
Name: JOSE E SIERRA Ruling Date: 12/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 321-2016INTL Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: WINSTON EDWARDS Ruling Date: 12/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 322-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: IVAN GARCIA Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 305-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: ANTHONY MARRONE Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 308-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: EDWARD B BAILEY Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 306-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: EDWARD B BAILEY Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 307-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: VIRGIL B ADDISON Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 312-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: MYA D TAYLOR Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 310-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>YOU FAILED TO COMPLY WITH LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.</div>
Name: MYA D TAYLOR Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 311-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: DESIREE D WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 302-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: DESIREE D WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 303-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: FERNANDO C MERCADO Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 314-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>YOU FAILED TO COMPLY WITH LICENSNG REQUIREMENTS.</div>
Name: HERMAN E WHEELER Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 313-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: TYRONE JOHNSON Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 317-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: DEREK LEGETTE Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 309-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: CHARLES D ALEXIS Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 318-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: CHARLES D ALEXIS Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 319-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: ANGELIQUE D HARRIS Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 315-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: ANGELIQUE D HARRIS Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 316-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: JAMES A WILSEY Ruling Date: 12/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 304-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: J MICHAEL ROGERS Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16439PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE GOLDEN EMPEROR (MEDICATED BY MISTAKE), NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 4TH RACE, DECEMBER 22, 2016. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE JANUARY 8, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 18, 2017. 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: NICK CANANI Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 299-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: KENNETH B WIRTH Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 295-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: PEDRO M CRUZ Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 301-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: 0MAR MEHIDI Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 298-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: ALISHA PIERRE-PIERRE Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 294-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: EDWIN ARZUAGA Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 300-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: ONIL GARCIA Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 296-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: DAVID E FEULNER Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 297-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: MARK W FRAASE Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 293-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensng requirements.</div>
Name: EBERD A ESTRADA Ruling Date: 12/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16290PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER EBERD ESTRADA d.b.a. ESTRADA RACING STABLE IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "SANCHO DEL PUEBLO" IN RACE #1 ON DECEMBER 20,2016 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 DECISION TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITH IN 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: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 12/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-316 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/29/2016 Suspension End: 3/29/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Fernando Carrete having been duly notified waived his right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 18, 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 “Rarin”( Test Sample #: NM21403), who finished first place in the 10th race on November 6, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Fernando Carrete.

Edilberto Estrada is the owner of record for the horse “Rarin”. This is Mr. Estrad’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC,

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

1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 29, 2016, through March 29, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 17, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “Rarin” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning November 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 “Rarin” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on November 6, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Miracle Fish
        2. Eyes On Brimmerton
        3. Ugo Igo
        4. Shezarealfast
        5. Ghost Wagon
        6. Korina
        7. Gros Wreck
        8. Immahotdude
        9. Latest Theory
Unplaced “RarinDuring said time of applicable suspension, Fernando Carrete 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 Fernando Carrete are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Fernando Carrete is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence ; 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” 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations: Trainer Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500. Owner Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

This ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Stewards Authority; 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority; 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 12/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-321 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 Fernando Carrete having been duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing, before the Board of Stewards, on December 20, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM21685 taken from the horse “Bringin The Gray”, who finished 2nd place in the 8th race on November 26, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 227 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Fernando Carrete.

Ediberto Estrada is the owner of record for horse “Bringin The Gray”. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mr. Estrada’s FIRST Class 4 Category C major medication in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 4 Category C major medication violation in a past 365 day period, the Board of Steward assess Fernando Carrete a penalty of

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00). This fine is to paid on or before January 19, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse“Bringin The Gray” must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

Fernando Carrete is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence 15.2.6.9 C. (3)PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 1ST offense in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000. OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. (4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer; 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: EDILBERTO ESTRADA Ruling Date: 12/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-322 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Fernando Carrete having been duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a formal hearing, before the Board of Stewards, on December 20, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM21685 taken from the horse “Bringin The Gray”, who finished 2nd place in the 8th race on November 26, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 227 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Fernando Carrete.

Ediberto Estrada is the owner of record for horse “Bringin The Gray”. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mr. Estrada’s FIRST Class 4 Category C major medication in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 4 Category C major medication violation in a past 365 day period, the Board of Steward assess Ediberto Estrada a penalty of

    1. The horse“Bringin The Gray” must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

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

Name: ARIELLE H PODLEJSKI Ruling Date: 12/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16287PP 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 #511147964 OF ARIELLE H. PODLEJSKI IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: CHRIS H LONG Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 99-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving the horse (Babinga Wood) on 12/17/16, you failed to keep a line in each hand from the start of the race until the last quarter mile of the race.</div>
Name: CHRIS E LEMS Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 101-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to follow the instructions of a racing official by not providing the Saratoga Commission office with a current vision certificate on 12/17/16.</div>
Name: MARK D BECKWITH Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 97-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #5 (The Grand Filly) on 12/11/16, you went inside a pylon in the last turn.  </div>
Name: THOMAS GERARD MILICI Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 131-2016INTL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 2/16/2017
Ruling Text: <div>As Trainer of record of # 7 (CI'S BUCKEYE) that raced in the 6th race at Yonkers Raceway on 11/27/2016, the horses TCO2 level at the time exceeded the acceptable level as set fourth in the above rules. Your horse finished 7th in that race. For the first violation your license is suspended for 60 days, and you are ordered to pay a One Thousand Dollar  (1,000) fine and be denied the privileges of all grounds subject to the jurisdiction or the NYSGaming Commission during the suspension.</div>
Name: THOMAS GERARD MILICI Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 131-2016ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 2/16/2017
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: THOMAS GERARD MILICI Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 131-2016ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 2/16/2017
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: ANGEL SAEZ-ARROYO Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 37-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Having previously been warned, Jockey Angel Arroyo is fined $1,500.00 for careless riding in the 7th race on December 17, 2016.</div>
Name: ANGIE C AFFRUNTI Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 100-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed the driver for the horse (Joyful Game) and (Makeoutlikeapandit) that raced on 12/17/16, after programming time.  </div>
Name: AMANDA M KELLEY Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 98-2016INTL Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/1/2017 Suspension End: 1/15/2017
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record for the horse (M A Refling) that raced on 11/4/16, you are responsible for the horse having a post race positive test for Methocarbomal and Guaifenesin.  The horse is disqualified from his 2nd place finish and all the purse money ($1,150.00) is to be returned for redistribution.  The horse (M A Refling) must pass a commission-approved test before becoming eligible to be entered to race.  Having appeared before a representative of the New York State Gaming Commission, and waived your right to appeal, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your suspension is reduced from thirty (30) days to fifteen (15) days and the fine is reduced from Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  O<font face="Times New Roman" size=2>RDERED, that during his period of suspension, respondent Amanda M. Kelley shall  not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing, she shall be denied the privileges and use of the grounds of New York State racetracks, and she shall be forbidden to participate in any share of purses.  In addition, every horse shall be denied the  privileges of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing (i) that is owned or trained by respondent Amanda Kelley during her period of suspension, (ii) that is owned or trained by any individual who continues to serve as her agent or employee during her period of suspension, or (iii) for which she directly or indirectly makes or executes, during her period of suspension, any arrangement with an owner or other person to care for, train, enter in a race, invoice, collect fees or other payments related to, employ workers for, or otherwise handle.</font></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div>
Name: AMANDA M KELLEY Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 98-2016AW Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/1/2017 Suspension End: 1/15/2017
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: NORMAND G DESSUREAULT Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 96-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed the driver for the horse (Gibson Blue Chip) that raced on 12/10/16, after programming time.  </div>
Name: JONATHAN V LEVY Ruling Date: 12/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 36-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Peace Officer Jonathan Levy is fined $50.00 for unlicensed participation.</div>
Name: JAMES J DEVAUX Ruling Date: 12/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 95-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/21/2016 Suspension End: 12/23/2016
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (Waco Bruiser) on 12/3/16, you drifted to the outside causing interference to #2 (Quick Art) and #3 (Whosurpapa).  Your horse finished 3rd but was disqualified and placed 6th due to the interference.  Having appeared before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to appeal, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your driving suspension is reduced from eight (8) days to three (3) days.  This driving suspension started 12/21/16 and runs through 12/23/16.  You are eligible to drive again on 12/13/16.  THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.</div> <div> </div>
Name: JAMES J DEVAUX Ruling Date: 12/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 95-2016AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/21/2016 Suspension End: 12/23/2016
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: BRUCE A ALDRICH Ruling Date: 12/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 94-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #1 (Bjanthony) on 11/27/16, you went inside a pylon in the last turn.  </div>
Name: DENNIS SAMUEL BUCCERI Ruling Date: 12/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 47-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 12/21/2016
Ruling Text: <div>As driver of #4 (Traffic Cop) in race 12 at Batavia Downs on Friday, December 16, 2016, you bore out and interfered with #8 (Brody Hanover), causing that horse to break..  This is a DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY.</div>
Name: DENNIS SAMUEL BUCCERI Ruling Date: 12/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 47-2016AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 12/21/2016
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: LUIS ANGEL BELMONTE Ruling Date: 12/19/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16087C Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Inconsistent with Public Interest. On December 15, 2016, Luis A. Belmonte was arrested and charged with several felony counts, including “criminal attempt – criminal homicide, aggravated assault. Given the immediate threat and danger to the public interest and to the integrity of the racing industry, pursuant to Section 9323 (g.1) of Act 114 of 2016 (3 Pa. C. S. §9323 (g.1), the State Horse Racing Commission license of Louis Belmonte is hereby indefinitely suspended. Any further action regarding Mr. Belmonte's license will be dictated by the outcome of criminal proceedings. During his suspension, Mr. Belmonte is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of The State Horse Racing Commission. Pursuant to 58 Pa. Code § 163.481 of the Commission's regulations, an appeal of this Order may be taken by filing a written request to the Commission within 10 days of the receipt of this Order. The appeal shall be sworn to before a notary public and shall set forth all matters with particularity, including the reasons believed to warrant a review of the decision of the Commission. An appeal not so filed will be deemed untimely and all matters not properly set forth shall be deemed as waived.
Name: FRANK J COPPOLA Ruling Date: 12/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 90-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #6 (Grand Vision) on 11/20/16, you failed to keep a line in each hand from the start of the race until the last 1/4 of a mile.  </div>
Name: JENNIFER L SANSONE Ruling Date: 12/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 91-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to honor your declaration for the horse "Avogadro Hanover" that was scheduled to race on 11/26/16.</div>
Name: ALAIN DURIVAGE Ruling Date: 12/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 92-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed ownership of your horse "Hannahstimetoroc" after the horse was drawn to start.  The horse was scheduled to race on 12/2/16.</div>
Name: PATRICK M CURTIN Ruling Date: 12/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 93-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving the horse "Feel My Pain" on 11/26/16, you failed to keep a line in each hand from the start of the race until the last 1/4 mile of the race.</div>
Name: STEVEN G KIBLIN Ruling Date: 12/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 46-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of record for horse #4 (OUTOFTEXAS) in the 8th race, you are hereby fined $1,000.00 (if appealed) or $500.00 (if not appealed) resulting from the illegal amounts of the drugs Methocarbomal and Guaifenesin that were found in the blood and urine samples taken from your horse following the race. OUTOFTEXAS finished in 1st place but was disqualified and placed last. All purse monies earned from that race must be returned for redistribution and your horse must produce clean blood and urine samples before it can race again.</div>
Name: CARL S TIRELLA Ruling Date: 12/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 89-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of #7, "QUALITY BUD," in Race 5, you made a late driver change after program.</div>
Name: ISMAEL DEL VALLE Ruling Date: 12/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 292-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div> </div> <div> <font face="Times-New-Roman+1">AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION REFUSES TO ISSUE YOU A LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN RACING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR WHICH YOU APPLIED ON 12/3/16, RECEIPT# 1427683, FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON:</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="Times-New-Roman+1">YOU HAVE VIOLATED A RULE (4042.5)  OF THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION..</font></div> <div> </div>
Name: JASON J BARTLETT Ruling Date: 12/13/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 130-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/13/2016 Suspension End: 12/15/2016
Ruling Text: <div>On 12/12/2016  in race 5 at Yonkers Raceway while driving # 8 (Rock Power)  you did interfere with #1 (Cenovis)  after the 3/4 pole. Your horse finished 5th and was placed 8th. Having wavied your appeal it is 8 days reduced to 3  days for this violation.</div>
Name: AL M ANNUNZIATA Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 88-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>As trainer of #2, "MR RIDGETAKER," in Race 3, you made a late driver change after program.</div>
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-171 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol detected at a level of 32 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 “Pampered Jess” (Test Sample #: NM19028) who finished second place in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 85.8±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Jesus E. Zubia, owner of record for horse “Pampered Jess”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Zubia’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. 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 Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 23, 2016, through January 22, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Pampered Jess” 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.
    4. The horse “Pampered Jess” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Magic Corona
                2. First Fancy Man
                3. Fly Kristi Fly
                4. Dc Dashing Bono
                5. Lampon
                6. Mr. Jesse Stone
                7. Seis Secrets
                8. Dg Dashin Fury
                9. Una Linda Corona
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Pampered Jess

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

Carolina Gaytan 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) NMAC: 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); 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)(2) License Required 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. 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. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: MELVIN WAYNE GIVENS Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-050-16 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Wayne Givens is fined $100.00 for bringing SWEET ROCK to the paddock late. DHRC rule: 5.3.3.21. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: Juan M. Chavez Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-162 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 Chavez Ortega having been duly notified and having responded by telephone, before the Board of Stewards, on December 11, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM24439 taken from the horse “Nanosecond”, who finished 7th place in the 8th race on October 25, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 324 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood, and confirmed in split sample sent to Texas A&M at a level of 200 ± 13 pg/ml in the blood on December 2, 2016.

Albert Ibanez, the owner of record for horse “Nanosecond”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) and 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mr. Ibanez’s FIRST Class 4 Category C medication in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 4 Category C medication violation in a past 365 day period, the Board of Steward assess Juan Chavez Ortega a penalty of

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00). This fine is to paid on or before January 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.

Juan Chavez Ortega 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 A. (4); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS 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 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 ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-163 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Jose Luis Enriquez, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 11, 2016, for failing to give sufficient effort to control his mount during the running of the 9th race on December 11, 2016, at Zia Park, while aboard “Jesses Leader” which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from fourth place to seventh place. (Drifted out in late stretch causing the #3 to check and lose position).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Luis Enriquez a fine of two hundred dollars ($200.00).

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.5.13 (E) (3) NMAC: Post to Finish 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) (9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JAMES J DEVAUX Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 89-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #2 (R Burning Rose) in the 8th race on 11/18/16, you failed to follow the instructions of a commission race official by removing a foot from the stirrup during the race for the reason(s) other than removing a foot briefly for the purpose of pulling ear plugs.  </div> <div> </div>
Name: CLAUDE L HUCKABONE Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 88-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3 (Nubble Light) on 11/17/16, you failed to follow the instructions of a commission race official by removing a foot from the stirrup during the race for the reason(s) other than removing a foot briefly for the purpose of pulling ear plugs.  </div> <div> </div>
Name: JAMES H ISELIN Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 35-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Having received a report from the NYS Gaming Commission Equine Drug Testing Laboratory of the finding of <em>methocarbomal and guaifenesin  </em>in the body fluid sample taken from the horse"Rahy's Bandit" (#6) which finished 1st in the 4th race at Belmont Park on June 12, 2016,  Owner/Trainer James Iselin  is suspended for 30 days  inclusive, and fined $1500.00 </div> <div>Furthermore, "Rahy's Bandit" is disqualified from any part of the purse.</div> <div>Having appealed a stay has been granted.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div>
Name: JAMES H ISELIN Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 35-2016ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: JAMES H ISELIN Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 35-2016ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: JOHN N STARK Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 87-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/10/2016 Suspension End: 12/12/2016
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3 (Tarport Andy) in the 11th race on 12/9/16, you drifted out in the home stretch and impeded the progress of #6 (Mavericks Luck).  Your horse finished 3rd but was disqualified and placed 4th due to the interference.  Having appeared before a representative of the NYS Gaming Commission, and waived your right to appeal, and the Commission considering the circumstances, your driving suspension is reduced from eight (8) days to three (3) days.  This driving suspension started 12/10/16 and runs through 12/12/16.  You are eligible to drive again on 12/13/16.  THIS IS A DRIVING SUSPENSION ONLY></div>
Name: JOHN N STARK Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 87-2016AW Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/10/2016 Suspension End: 12/12/2016
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: JOHNNY RAUL VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-165 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, J. R. Valenzuela, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 11, 2016, for failing to give sufficient effort to control his mount during the running of the 9th race on December 11, 2016, at Zia Park, while aboard “Whatever Bill” which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from third place to sixth place. (Drifted in late stretch causing the #3 to check and loose position).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed J. R. Valenzuela a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

This ruling is in accordance with:

15.2.5.13 (E) (3) NMAC: Post to Finish 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

Name: THOMAS GERARD MILICI Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 129-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Mr. Milici did make a Driver change on # 7 FIRST CLASS HORSE in race  #6 at Yonkers on 12/10/16 after programming. He has been fined the amount of $100.00 for the violation.</div>
Name: JAVIER P MONTOYA Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-158 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/5/2016 Suspension End: 6/5/2017
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Javier Montoya, having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 6, 2016, following a summary suspension issued December 5, 2016 (2016-ZIA-153) for a hearing that was continued from December 5, 2016, for his involvement with needle found in the procession of owner Hilda Mojica (girlfriend). Ms. Mojica was found in procession of the needle while standing outside of receiving barn stall #59, assigned to Javier Montoya. On December 4, 2016, NMRC Investigator Wiseman witnessed the passing (by hand) of a needle from inside of receiving barn stall #59 (assigned to Javier Montoya for in-today horse “VMR REBEL” scheduled to run the 9th race at Zia Park on December 4, 2016 ) to owner, Hilda Mojica (girlfriend). NMRC Investigator Wiseman also witnessed that Javier Montoya was present inside the stall at the time of this incident.

For this violation the Board of Stewards issue the following penalty:

    1. A 6 month suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective December 5, 2016, through June 6, 2017, inclusive
    2. A ($1,500) one thousand five dollar fine The fine is to paid on or before January 10, 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
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. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (B)(1)(2); 15.2.6.8 B(3) (a) (b); 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: Juan M. Chavez Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-160 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Chavez-Ortega, having been duly notified and having responded by telephone before the Board of Stewards on December 10, 2016, for failure to personally attend to saddling entry “Wee Bit Shady” in the paddock during the 7th race on November 6, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Juan Chavez-Ortega a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 10, 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.

Juan Chavez-Ortega is found to be in violation of:

16.47.10.(C)(23) Trainer Responsibility: 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: CODY LYMOIN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-159 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 1/18/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Cody Reynolds having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 10, 2016, for a hearing that was continued from 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 “16-hydroxystanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Furiousprincess”, test sample #21276, who finished second place in the 11th race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Cody Reynolds.

Rachael Reynolds, the owner of record for the horse “Furiousprincess”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9 (L) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Ms. Reynolds’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period.

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 Cody Reynolds a penalty as follows.

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 19, 2016, through January 18, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before January 10, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7),the horse “Furiousprincess” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning November 15, 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.
    4. The horse “Furiousprincess” is hereby disqualified from 2nd place and ordered unplaced from the 11th race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows:
                    1. Jess Alota Fly
                    2. Mr Shakem Diva
                    3. Ryon James
                    4. Ds Blazen Earl
                    5. Spittin in the Dawn
                    6. Its My Brimmerton
                    7. Red Storm Memories
                    8. Surf by Starlight
                    9. Heres Your Own Sign
Unplaced “FuriousprincessPage 1 of 2

During said time of applicable suspension Cody Reynolds 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 Cody Reynolds are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Cody Reynolds is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(H)(1)(3); 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k); 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d); 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" ; 15.2.6.11(A) 16.47.1.10(B)(1) Absolute Insurer; 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (D)(6); 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) 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); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority ; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2); 15.2.6.9. C. (2) TRAINER First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. 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. Page 2 of 2

Name: ARTURO GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 12/10/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-161 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arturo Chavez, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 10, 2016, for failure to personally attend to saddling entry “Tellers Miss Okie” in the paddock during the 5th race on November 19, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards assess Arturo Chavez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 10, 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.

Arturo Chavez is found to be in violation of:

16.47.10.(C)(23) Trainer Responsibility: 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: LAUREN A WILLIAMS Ruling Date: 12/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16285PP 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 COMMISSION EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #000958201 OF LAUREN A. WILLIAMS IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: ROBYN E MANGIARDI Ruling Date: 12/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 86-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed the driver for the horse "Catalina Cash" after programming time for the race on 11/17/16.</div>
Name: JOHN SCOTT DESIMONE Ruling Date: 12/7/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 87-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2016 Suspension End: 12/10/2016
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #3,  "NORMA REI," you did bore out into #6, "J DANAE," in Race 1 after 1/2, causing that horse interference, causing him three wide. #3 finished 1st, DQ placed 2nd.</div>
Name: SHAWN T GRAY Ruling Date: 12/7/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 45-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #2 Abras Momentom in the 2nd race at Batavia Downs on Saturday December 3rd 2016, you failed to come up into and stay in position behind the starting gate. </div>
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: Y
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: VINCENT S CORRENTE Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 289-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: ALIX R KRIKORIAN Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Yonkers Raceway
Ruling Number: YR 128-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>On 12/03/16 at Yonkers Raceway you did not conduct yourself in a forthright , Gentlemen like manner  while in the Paddock at Yonkers Raceway. You have been fined the amount of  $ 250.00 Reduced to $100.00 without an appeal.</div>
Name: MYKHAL RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 291-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements</div>
Name: MANUEL AYALA Ruling Date: 12/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 290-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to comply with licensing requirements.</div>
Name: MIKE J MAKER Ruling Date: 12/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 34-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>Your hereby fined $3000.00 which is reduced to 1500.00 for having waived your right of appeal, this for running horses Great Lou in the Claiming Crown Express Stakes and Creaky Cricket in the Claiming Crown Canterbury Stakes at Gulfstream Park on December 3, 2016 without prior approval of the NYRA Stewards as per New York State Gaming Commission rule 4038.4.</div>
Name: MIKE J MAKER Ruling Date: 12/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 34-2016AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: ADRIAN A WISHER Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 85-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You changed the driver for the horse (Wish Granted) that raced on 11/12/16, after programming time.  </div>
Name: CHRIS H LONG Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 83-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive the horse "I'm Blue Too" when programmed for the third race on 11/10/2016.</div>
Name: PHILLIP JAMES FLUET Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 84-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #9 (Rose Run Quest) on 11/19/16, you were coming to the starting gate out of position.  </div>
Name: JORDAN J DERUE Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Saratoga Harness
Ruling Number: SR 82-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You failed to drive several horses on 11/10/16 when programmed to do so.</div>
Name: MARIO SEREY Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16436PN 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 WIN WISH 4TH RACE, DECEMBER 3, 2016 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #311845F taken from the horse WIN WISH who finished 1ST in the 4TH race, DECEMBER 3, 2016 tested positive for CLENBUTEROL. Trainer MARIO SEREY JR. waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c) and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse WIN WISH 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 4TH race, DECEMBER 3, 2016, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- WILD FREUD 2nd- ROYAL ARCHIE 3rd- AWESOME BOND 4th- SHARPIE'S DREAM 5th- BORDERLINE This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 4TH race, DECEMBER 3, 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. 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: MARIO SEREY Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16435PN 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 STEVE'S PHILLY 2ND RACE, DECEMBER 2, 2016 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #311826FL taken from the horse STEVE'S PHILLY who finished 1ST in the 2ND race, DECEMBER 2, 2016 tested positive for CLENBUTEROL. Trainer MARIO SEREY JR.waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of Pa. Code, Title 58, Section 163.302(a)(1), 163.303 (b) & (c) and 163.315. Accordingly, the horse STEVE'S PHILLY 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 2ND race, DECEMBER 2, 2016, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- PENNY LOVER 2nd- INCLUDE GOLD 3rd- BLUE CHAT 4th- WHATIFIWASWILLING 5th- ALBEIT SYLVIA This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 2ND race, DECEMBER 2, 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. 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: NICHOLAS V SODANO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 142-2016INTL Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div><font face=Arial size=3><strong>PLEASE TAKE NOTICE</strong> that, pursuant to Section 309(2)(e) of the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (Racing Law), Article 3 of the State Administrative Procedure Act and 9 NYCRR, Part 4550 (Rules), a hearing to determine whether your trainer/ owner/groom license(s) to participate in harness racing in New York State should be revoked and whether you should be fined will be held at <strong>12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 </strong>at the New York State Gaming Commission (“Commission”) main office located at One Broadway Center, Suite 600, Schenectady, New York 12305.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3> This action is being taken pursuant to Racing Law § 309(2)(e) for violating the rules of racing as set forth in 9 NYCRR § 4119.7(a)(3) fraud or misrepresentation; § 4119.7(b) character and fitness; § 4119.7(d) duty to give evidence; § 4119.8 undesirable person;  § 4119.9(a) conduct detrimental to the best interest of racing.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3> The basis for the charges is your fingerprint being found at the scene of the burglary at Vernon Downs Racetrack on August 17, 2014, wherein the test barn was broken into and all blood samples for the race dates of August 15, 2014 and August 16, 2014 were stolen and your failure to be truthful when talking to investigators regarding your whereabouts the Sunday before the burglary was discovered and your claim of lack of knowledge that blood was drawn from one of your horses.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3><strong> PLEASE TAKE NOTICE</strong> that you may be represented by counsel, cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence and arguments on your own behalf. Interpreter services will be made available to deaf persons and people who are not English language proficient at no charge but should be requested in writing at least one week before the hearing date. You are responsible to deliver this Notice of Hearing to your attorney, if you have or retain one. This hearing may result in the imposition of any legally available penalty including a license suspension or revocation and a fine not to exceed $25,000 for each separate violation.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3><strong> PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE</strong> that the Commission may conduct your hearing using live video conferencing that allows you and each other witness to participate and testify from another location that might be more convenient.  If you choose to participate in your hearing through video conferencing, then you are responsible to be sure that a copy of any physical evidence that you may want to use during testimony or introduce into evidence has been delivered to opposing counsel and the Hearing Officer before the hearing, and that the Hearing Officer is afforded an opportunity to examine any original of such evidence that you may want to introduce into evidence.</font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face=Arial size=3><strong> PLEASE TAKE NOTICE</strong> that the hearing may be adjourned at the discretion of the Hearing Officer for good cause shown upon the request of any party. Requests for adjournments must be submitted at least two business days before the date of the scheduled hearing. Absent a serious emergency matter, no requests for adjournments will be granted within two business days of the scheduled hearing date. To request an adjournment, you must contact the hearing officer at </font><font face=Arial size=3 color=blue><u>liebers@burgettandrobbins.com</u></font><font face=Arial size=3>, with concurrent notice to the assigned counsel at </font><font face=Arial size=3 color=blue><u>william.sekellick@gaming.ny.gov</u></font><font face=Arial size=3>, as soon as possible. Requests for adjournments must be in writing and, after the opposing party has an opportunity to be heard regarding a request for adjournment, approved by the Hearing Officer. If you fail to appear at the hearing, then you will be in default, any appeal you filed and request that you made for a hearing may be deemed withdrawn, and the Commission may proceed in your absence with the hearing.</font></div> <div> </div> <div> </div>
Name: NICHOLAS V SODANO Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: New York State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: MO 142-2016ASUB Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Appaloosa Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING APPEALED
Name: DAVID P MCNEIGHT Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 44-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>While driving horse #3 JENNA CASIMIR in the 7th race, you did kick that horse while driving at the 3/4 pole.</div>
Name: DAVID P MCNEIGHT Ruling Date: 12/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Batavia Downs
Ruling Number: BD 44-2016AW Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: APPEAL WAIVED
Name: PETER J LUTMAN Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Monticello Raceway
Ruling Number: MR 86-2016INTL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/27/2016 Suspension End: 11/29/2016
Ruling Text: <div>While driving #4, "EAGLE PASS," in Race 8, at Monticello on 11/22/16, you caused interference to the #2 horse, "HAWKER," in the first turn by bearing in.</div>
Name: WILL P WALDEN Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New York Racing & Wagering Board Facility: Aqueduct
Ruling Number: AQ 33-2016INTL Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: <div>You are hereby fined $100.00 for unlicensed participation.</div>
Name: JOHN JOSEPH JACAVONE Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16437PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. HAVING ALCOHOL AND MISLABELLED PILL BOTTLE IN YOUR TACK ROOM , ALSO HAVING A HUNTING KNIFE IN THE GLOVEBOX OF YOUR VEHICLE ON DECEMBER 1, 2016, IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 163.8, 165.216 AND 2016 HORSEMEN'S GUIDE SAFETY RULES AND PERSONAL CONDUCT RULES SECTION 163.8: A Licensee or employee of an association or their concessionaires may not; (1) Be under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drug, or both, while within the enclosure of an association SECTION l65.2l6 which reads in part: 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. DIRECTIVE NO. 1-89 DATED 2/21/89 CHANGES $100 AMOUNT TO $250 IN RULE 165.216. 2016 HORSEMEN'S GUIDE SAFETY RULES AND PERSONAL CONDUCT RULES YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00). FINE DUE JANUARY 2 , 20167 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 12 , 2017. 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: RAMON GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 11/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-144 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/10/2016 Suspension End: 1/9/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon D. Gallegos having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 29, 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 “Kikies Fury”( Test Sample #: NM21267), who finished first place in the 8th race on October 29, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ramon D. Gallegos.

Ray Osbaldo Orozco ,the owner of record for the horse “Kikies Fury”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing (15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period).

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 Ramon D. Gallegos a penalty as follows (mitigating circumstances: Mr. Gallegos took full responsibility for his actions): 1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 10, 2016, through January 9, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before December 29, 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 “Kikies Fury” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning November 15, 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. 4. The horse “Kikies Fury” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on October 29, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Jessy Wave Carver
        2. Who Shot Jesse
        3. Aamos Moses
        4. Mobile Unit
        5. Sazoom
        6. Loris Winner
        7. Maybach
        8. Wh Preicous Perry
        9. Gold Metal Jake
Unplaced “Kikies FuryDuring said time of applicable suspension, Ramon D. Gallegos 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 Ramon D. Gallegos are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ramon D. Gallegos 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/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 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.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."

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: Y
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: Y
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: Y
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: 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: 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: Y
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 VILLALPANDO ZAMORA Ruling Date: 11/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Luiz Zamora, having been summoned and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on November 14, 2016 for failure to maintain his lane during the running of the 8th race on November 13, 2016, at Zia Park , while aboard “DAA Le Chicke Go”. (Bore in sharply and intimidated the #9.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Luiz Zamora a penalty of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 20, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(1) NMAC.

This ruling is in accordance with:

6.47.1.8. T. NMAC 15.2.3.8. B. (1)(d) NMAC 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

Name: RAMON ROBERTO RIVERA Ruling Date: 11/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-125 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ramon Roberto Rivera having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on November 20, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for two confirmed positives for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horses “Boxwineizfine”(Test Sample #: NM16572) and Miss Blazin First (Test Sample # NM16725). “Boxwineizfine” finished 1st place in the fourth race, on March 25, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack, and clenbuterol was confirmed in a split same sent to Texas A&M on May 5, 2016. Miss Blazin First” finished first place the 3rd race, on April 3, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to and waived by Mr. Rivera. For this First and Second 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 Ramon Roberto Rivera a penalty as follows:
    1. Ramon Roberto Rivera is hereby ineligible for licensure pending appearance before the board the board of stewards to face the formal charges of the medication violations that occurred on March 25, 2016, and April 3, 2016, and Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.
Ramon Roberto Rivera is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) 15.2.6.9(P) 15.2.6.9 A (3) 15.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES:. 15.2.6.9. D. (1-3)MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: 16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) 15.2.6.9 C.(2) Category B penalties will be assessed against a trainer and 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 to a maximum 60-day suspension and $500 to $1,000 fine.
      • Second Lifetime offense trainer (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension to a maximum 180-day suspension and $1,000 to $2,500 fine.
      • First Lifetime offense owner (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: disqualification, loss of purse and horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

.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: FERNANDO CASTILLO Ruling Date: 11/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-114 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Fernando Castillo, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 13, 2016, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “Tellerimzoomin”, during the running of the 10th Race on November 12, 2016, at Zia Park. (Allowed horse to bear out without effort to correct.)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed, Fernando Castillo, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).

The fine is to be paid on or before December 14, 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: 6.47.1.8. T. NMAC: KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(d) NMAC: STEWARDS. GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) NMAC: STEWARDS. DICIPLINARY ACTION 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: POST TO FINISH 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: POST TO FINISH 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: POST TO FINISH

Name: JOSE LUIS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 11/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-116 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jose Luis Marquez having been duly notified via mail and phone for failing to have sufficient works for his horse, A Perfect Diva which resulted in a late scratch from the 3rd race on October 22nd, 2016. This hearing was held in abscentia. This conduct ,action, or ommission has resulted in charges or allegations against you that you are in violation of the following New Mexico Racing Rules. For this violation Trainer, Jose Luis Marquez is assessed a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars($200.00) which will be due on December 16th,2016 which is a thirty day period. 15.2.5.12.(L) NMAC: Which states " a horse shall be ineligible to start if it lacks sufficient official published workouts or past performance(s)". 15.2.5.11.(2) Any horse which has started, but not within six months, must have one (1) official workout from the starting gate or must have proof of standing the horse at least one(1) time within 60 day period. Any horse which has started , but not within the sixty (60) days, must have at least one (1) workout within sixty(60) days prior to time of race. Horses which have not started within six(6) months of entry must have at least two (2) approved workouts within sixty (60) days. 16.47.1.10.B. Absolute Insurer, 15.2.3..8.B.(3)(d) Stewards Disciplinary Action, 16.47.2.3.8.B(1)(d) Stewards General Authority, 16.47.1.8.T. Knowledge of the Rules:NMSA 1978 , New Mexico Racing Commission.

Name: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ-FLORES Ruling Date: 11/7/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-94 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/19/2017 Suspension End: 5/19/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Victor Rodriguez-Flores having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 7, 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 “Delightning Teller”, who finished fourth place in the 6th race on September 25th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24011 . Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Victor Rodriguez-Flores. Alberto Villanueva, the owner of record for the horse “Delightning Teller”, was duly notified and responded by telephone with translator Mireya Villanueva for this hearing. For this THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Victor Rodriguez-Flores a penalty as follows. 1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting on May 19, 2017 through May 19, 2018, inclusive. To be run consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-93. 2. ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 7, 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 “Delightning Teller” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 13, 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 “Delightning Teller” is placed in the on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days starting November 7, 2016, through December 22, 2016, and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 5. The horse “Delightning Teller” is hereby disqualified from fourth place and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on September 25th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
        1. Thru the Night
        2. Phoebesdynasty
        3. Pyc Laveaux
        4. Belvedere
        5. Getyourshineonbaby
        6. Jess Having Fun
        7. Black Orchid Crush
        8. Significant Fire
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During said time of applicable suspension, Victor Rodriguez-Flores 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 Victor Rodriguez-Flores are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Victor Rodriguez-Flores 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:

        • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
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:
        • Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
            • (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.
15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.6.9(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: 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: YANETH CABRERA Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-89 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Yaneth Cabrera, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for confirmed positives during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horses “Jess Cruzin On By” (sample #NC32618 ), “Super Star Smith” (sample #NC32619), and “A Blazin Flash”(sample #NC32620). Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens. Ronald Stephens was the the trainer of record for horses “Jess Cruzin On By”, “Super Star Smith”, and “A Blazin Flash”,which were the subject of the clenbuterol positives for out of competition testing, refer to rulings 2016-ZIA-59, 2016-ZIA-60, and 2016-ZIA-61 . For the third out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Yaneth Cabrera a penalty as follows. 1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 5, 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. 2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(D)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (D)(6), and 15.2.6.9(D)(7), the horses ““Jess Cruzin On By”, “Super Star Smith”, and “A Blazin Flash” were placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and the horses were denied entry until they had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter. 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs;15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 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:Third Lifetime offense- Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be 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: 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: TREVOR GENE SMITH Ruling Date: 11/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: J2016-040 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/3/2016 Suspension End: 11/18/2016
Ruling Text: Following the 6th race on 9/15/1026 at The Red Mile Mr. Smith did use profane language towards another driver in front of the grandstand. Mr. Smith is fined S250.00. Fines not paid with in 7 days of the action date may reesult in additional fines and or suspension.
Name: JUAN QUINTANA GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 10/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-84 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Quintana Gutierrez, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on October 25, 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 21076 taken from the winnerBarn Party” following the 8th race, on September 18, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.45 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and confirmed by Texas A&M in the split sample at a level of 3.6±0.22 micrograms per milliliter in the blood on October 11, 2016. The allowable threshold for Phenylbutazone is 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Owner Michael Wood is the owner of record for horse Barn Party” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone positive. He 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 Juan Quintana Gutierrez a penalty as follows: 1.A ($300) three hundred dollar fine to be 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. Juan Quintana Gutierrez 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(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: 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN QUINTANA GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-84-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-84 - Modified Ruling Trainer Juan Quintana Gutierrez, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on October 25, 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 21076 taken from the winnerBarn Party” following the 8th race, on September 18, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.45 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and confirmed by Texas A&M in the split sample at a level of 3.6±0.22 micrograms per milliliter in the blood on October 11, 2016. The allowable threshold for Phenylbutazone is 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Owner Michael Wood is the owner of record for horse Barn Party” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone positive. He 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 Juan Quintana Gutierrez a penalty as follows: 1.A ($300) three hundred dollar fine to be 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. Juan Quintana Gutierrez 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(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: 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: 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: Y
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: Y
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: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/31/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-81 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/4/2017 Suspension End: 12/3/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Salvador Soto having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 25, 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 “Runaway Jeans”, who finished first place in the 3rd race on September 18th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24648 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on October 14, 2016. Julio Cesar Islas, the owner of record for the horse “Runaway Jeans”, was duly notified and failed to appear 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 Salvador Soto a penalty as follows.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 4, 2017, through December 3, 2017, inclusive (run consecutively from ruling 2016-Comm-3 dated September 26, 2016). 2. ($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: 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 “Runaway Jeans” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 5, 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 “Runaway Jeans” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on September 18, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Meddlin Perry
        2. Jess for Ron
        3. Eyesa Miracle
        4. My Red Rock
        5. Burning Regard
        6. Southern Ccc
        7. Devonas Secret Rf
Unplaced “Runaway Jeans”

During said time of applicable suspension, 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. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Salvador Soto 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--

Salvador Soto 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." 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.
        • 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.
        • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
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.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
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) 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." 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 11/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-81-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/4/2017 Suspension End: 12/3/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-81 - Modified Ruling Trainer Salvador Soto having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 25, 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 “Runaway Jeans”, who finished first place in the 3rd race on September 18th, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack Hobbs, NM, Test Sample #: NM24648 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Texas A&M on October 14, 2016. Julio Cesar Islas, the owner of record for the horse “Runaway Jeans”, was duly notified and failed to appear 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 Salvador Soto a penalty as follows.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 4, 2017, through December 3, 2017, inclusive (run consecutively from ruling 2016-Comm-3 dated September 26, 2016). 2. ($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: 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 “Runaway Jeans” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning October 5, 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 “Runaway Jeans” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on September 18, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

        1. Meddlin Perry
        2. Jess for Ron
        3. Eyesa Miracle
        4. My Red Rock
        5. Burning Regard
        6. Southern Ccc
        7. Devonas Secret Rf
Unplaced “Runaway Jeans”

During said time of applicable suspension, 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. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Salvador Soto 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--

Salvador Soto 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." 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.
        • 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.
        • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
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.
        • Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        • Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
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) 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." 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: LUIS FERNANDO POLANCO Ruling Date: 12/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16289PP Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing. STABLE EMPLOYEE LUIS F. POLANCO ,HAVING BEEN DULY NOTIFIED AND FAILING TO APPEAR AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON NOVEMBER 18,2016, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PENDING HIS APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS IN VIOLATION 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... 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: LUIS ANGEL BELMONTE Ruling Date: 12/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16432PN Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/19/2016 Suspension End: 1/2/2017
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing, Violated the letter or spirit of racing. HAVING ATTEMPTED TO DECEIVE THE CLERK OF SCALES BY WEIGHING OUT WITH IMPROPER RIDING EQUIPMENT (WEIGHING OUT WITH A CHEATING VEST) FOR THE 2ND RACE ON OCTOBER 28, 2016 IN VIOLATION OF PA.CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.57 (1)iii, 163.162(b), 163.178 AND 163.471(a) AND 2016 HORSEMEN'S GUIDE SAFETY RULES REGARDING SAFETY VESTS.. SECTION163.57. Suspension or revocation of license. The Commission may suspend or revoke a license, or the stewards may suspend a license issued under this section, if it determines that: (iii) Has been found guilty of fraud in connection with racing or breeding SECTION 163.162(b): The weight of a jockey shall include his clothing, boots, goggles, saddle and its attachments, number cloth, saddlecloth or other equipment required by the stewards. SECTION163.178. 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. SECTION 163.47l(a): Whenever the Commission, Stewards, Starter, or an authorized official acting under this chapter, finds a person or licensee to have been guilty of an act or omission in violation of either the letter or spirit of this chapter, or an act or omission not covered specifically by this chapter but deemed to require disciplinary action, or a violation of the act or its amendments, the person or licensee shall be subject to disciplinary action that the Commission or Stewards deems commensurate with the offense committed. The disciplinary action may take the form of a fine, suspension, fine and suspension, revocation of license, or the ruling off for life. Fines imposed may not exceed the provisions of the act. 2016 HOSEMEN'S GUIDE SAFETY RULES Approved Safety helmets and vests must be worn by anyone on horseback while on HCPNRC grounds. YOU ARE HEREBY SUSPENDED FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS, COMMENCING DECEMBER 19, 2016 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JANUARY 2, 2017. DURING THIS SUSPENSION, LUIS BELMONTE IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSSION. NOTE SUBJECT IS ALSO SUSPENDED PER RULING 16087C DATED DECEMBER 19, 2016. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 163.481. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 58 PA. CODE, SECTION 165.214.
Name: Wayne Allen Potts Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16434PN Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Financial Responsibility. ISSUING CHECK #887 DATED OCTOBER 27, 2016 TO THE PA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, WHICH WAS RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR CLOSED ACCOUNT. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE JANUARY 2, 2017. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS JANUARY 12, 2017. 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: RODOLFO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 10/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-66 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Rodolfo Sanchez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the before the Board of Stewards on October 22, 2016, for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for Top of His Game B , entered in the second race, on September 25, 2016, at Zia Park.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount off one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to 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:

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." 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.

Name: RICARDO VEGA Ruling Date: 12/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16294PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/8/2017 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER RICARDO VEGA d.b.a. RICHARD VEGA RACING STABLE,INC., HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON DECEMBER 23, 2016, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #306086-C,F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "ALMOST AN ANGEL" WHICH FINISHED FOURTH (4TH) IN RACE #1 ON OCTOBER 22, 2016, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR CLENBUTEROL. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #306086-C,F WAS WAIVED. THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER RICARDO VEGA IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(A,B,C), 163.309 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER RICARDO VEGA IS SUSPENDED FIFTEEN (15) DAYS COMMENCING JANUARY 8, 2017 THROUGH AND INCLUDING JANUARY 22, 2017, IS FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) AND IS ASSIGNED TWO (2) MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINTS. THE HORSE "ALMOST AN ANGEL” IS DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY PURSUANT TO PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.303(C) AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVE DATED JULY 23,1982. (PURSE REDISTRIBUTION RULING #16258PP DATED NOVEMBER 27, 2016). THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #1 ON OCTOBER 22, 2016. DURING THIS SUSPENSION OWNER/TRAINER RICARDO VEGA IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE GROUNDS. ALL HORSES OWNED OR TRAINED BY RICARDO VEGA ARE SUSPENDED PENDING TRANSFER APPROVED BY THE STEWARDS. 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. 163.303(A,B,C) (A) A HORSE PARTICIPATING IN A RACE MAY NOT CARRY IN ITS BODY A SUBSTANCE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 163.304 (RELATING TO SUBSTANCES OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE). (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. (C) A FINDING BY THE CHEMIST OF A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE OR AN APPROVED SUBSTANCE USED IN VIOLATION OF 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. 163.309 THE OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HORSE, SHALL PROTECT THE HORSE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OR ATTEMPTED ADMINISTRATION, EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY, OF A DRUG TO THE HORSE. IF THE STEWARDS DETERMINE THAT AN OWNER, TRAINER, GROOM OR OTHER PERSON HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE HORSE THEY MAY IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE TRAINER, GROOM, OR OTHER PERSON AND REFER THE MATTER TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL DISPOSITION. 163.521(F) A TRAINER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF A HORSE TRAINED BY HIM...
Name: CARLOS FABIAN RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16433PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS RODRIGUEZ HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #305232F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE XTRA SPECIAL WHO FINISHED 2ND IN THE 1ST RACE, OCTOBER 21, 2016, TESTED POSITIVE FOR FLUNIXIN. TRAINER CARLOS RODRIGUEZ WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. THUS, BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS RODRIGUEZ IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(A)(1), 163.303(B), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(F). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER CARLOS RODRIGUEZ HAS RECEIVED A WRITTEN WARNING AND IS ALSO ASSIGNED 1 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. 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 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. 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. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him.
Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-4 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Issued in Error

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2016-Comm-4-SA Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Issued in Error
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-58 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/7/2017 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with councel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Big Spurs”, sample #NC32617 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Hugo Astorga and Ivan Astorga are the owners of record for horse “Big Spurs” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing. ­­ Hugo Astorga and Ivan Astorga were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this third out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 120 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-RUI-184, February 7, 2017, through June 7, 2017, inclusive. 2. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “Big Spurs” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:

Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-58-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/7/2017 Suspension End: 6/7/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-58 - Modified Ruling

Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with counsel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Big Spurs”, sample #NC32617 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Hugo Astorga and Ivan Astorga are the owners of record for horse “Big Spurs” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing. ­­ Hugo Astorga and Ivan Astorga were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this third out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 120 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-RUI-184, February 7, 2017, through June 7, 2017, inclusive. 2. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “Big Spurs” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-59 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/8/2017 Suspension End: 12/5/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with councel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Jess Cruzin On By”, sample #NC32618 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Yaneth Cabrera is the owner of record for horse “Jess Cruzin On By” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Yaneth Cabrera was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this fourth out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-58, June 8, 2017, through December 5, 2017, inclusive. 2. A ($3,500) three thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “Jess Cruzin On By” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:

Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-59-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/8/2017 Suspension End: 12/5/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-59 - Modified Ruling Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with counsel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Jess Cruzin On By”, sample #NC32618 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Yaneth Cabrera is the owner of record for horse “Jess Cruzin On By” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Yaneth Cabrera was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this fourth out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-58, June 8, 2017, through December 5, 2017, inclusive. 2. A ($3,500) three thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “Jess Cruzin On By” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/6/2017 Suspension End: 12/6/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with councel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Super Star Smith”, sample #NC32619 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Yaneth Cabrera is the owner of record for horse “Super Star Smith” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Yaneth Cabrera was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this fifth out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-59, December 6, 2017, through December 6, 2018, inclusive. 2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “Super Star Smith” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-60-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/6/2017 Suspension End: 12/6/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-60 - Modified Ruling Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with counsel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Super Star Smith”, sample #NC32619 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Yaneth Cabrera is the owner of record for horse “Super Star Smith” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Yaneth Cabrera was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this fifth out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-59, December 6, 2017, through December 6, 2018, inclusive. 2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “Super Star Smith” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 10/18/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/7/2018 Suspension End: 12/7/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with councel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “A Blazin Flash”, sample #NC32620 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Yaneth Cabrera is the owner of record for horse “A Blazin Flash” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Yaneth Cabrera was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this sixth out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-60, December 7, 2018, through December 7, 2019, inclusive. 2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “A Blazin Flash” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

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

Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 11/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-61-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/7/2018 Suspension End: 12/7/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-61 - Modified Ruling Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with counsel Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on October 17, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “A Blazin Flash”, sample #NC32620 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens.

Yaneth Cabrera is the owner of record for horse “A Blazin Flash” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Yaneth Cabrera was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

For this sixth out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-60, December 7, 2018, through December 7, 2019, inclusive. 2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 18, 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 “A Blazin Flash” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (July 28, 2016 through October 8, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he had passed a commission approved veterinary examination (which was negative) on October 8, 2016, before being eligible to enter.

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

Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. D. MEDICATION RESTRICTIONS: (2) Drugs or medications in horses are permissible, provided: the drug or medication is listed by the association of racing commissioners 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. (4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. (5) Any horse that is the subject of a positive test report from the official laboratory for a drug in one of the following categories shall be placed immediately on the steward’s list: (c) clenbuterol or other beta-agonist drugs with significant anabolic effects that are not currently penalty class A drugs; 15.2.6.9. K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING:(1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race. (2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows: (d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC. 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.
    • 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.
    • Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission.
(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. 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. 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f) Stewards General Authority:
Name: ANSELMO GARCIA MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-49 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer ANSELMO GARCIA-MARQUEZ having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on October 10, 2016, for failing to have registration papers on file for entry Private Cruise, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund of the 5th race on September 19, 2016 at Zia Park and for failing to have his entry Lil Boom Boom available for Lasix at the designated time, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund from the 11th race on September 24, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed ANSELMO GARCIA-MARQUEZ a fine in the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00). 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 ANSELMO GARCIA-MARQUEZ is found to be in violation of.

15.2.5.12(B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the racing secretary. 16.47.1.10(C)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for registering with the racing secretary each horse in his/her charge within 24 hours of the horse’s arrival on association grounds.” 15.2.6.9(E) (2) The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered. A horse qualified for a furosemide (Salix) administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the three-hour or four-hour administration requirement specified above. After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock. 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. 15.2.3.8 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: ABEL MONTOYA DUARTE Ruling Date: 10/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-48 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/16/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Abel Montoya-Duarte having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on October 4, 2016 at Zia Park for defaulting on his financial obligation to trainer Jose Luis Galvan in the amount of ($7,320.00) seven thousand three hundred and twenty dollars (writing checks with insufficient funds).

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Abel Montoya-Duarte be suspended and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to Jose Luis Galvan in the amount of ($7,320.00) seven thousand three hundred and twenty dollars. Abel Montoya-Duarte is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.8 I (1) NMAC - Financial Responsibility All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing and the Parental Responsibility Act. 16.47.1.8 L NMAC- Grounds for Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License. (1) The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measure, if the applicant: (i) demonstrates a lack of financial responsibility by accumulating unpaid obligations, defaulting on obligations or issuing drafts or checks that are dishonored, or payment refused; for the purpose of this sub-section, non-compliance with the Parental Responsibility Act shall be considered grounds for refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license; the application, or license as applicable, shall be reinstated if within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice, the applicant provides the commission with a certified statement from the department that they are in compliance with a judgment and order for support; 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. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority 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: EDELMIRO GARZA CARRIZALES Ruling Date: 10/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-47 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Edelmiro Garza Carrizales having been duly notified and having responded by telephone, waiving his rights to a formal hearing, before the Board of Stewards on October 08, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM21169 taken from the horse “Zoomin Effortlessly” following the 10th race on September 25th, 2016 at The New Mexico State Fair. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was (256 pg/ml) which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml.

Spilt sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to and waived by Edelmiro Garza Carrizales as were his appeal rights.

For this first Class 4 Category C medication violation (in a 365 day period) the Board of Steward assess Edelmiro Garza Carrizales a penalty of

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00). This fine is to paid on or before November 08, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.

Edelmiro Garza Carrizales 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)Recommended penalties for category C violations, overages for permitted NSAID’s and furosemide are as follows: LICENSED TRAINER:1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000:Reference ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule – Version 2.2, Revised April, 2015. The level for Methylprednisolone is 100 picograms per milliliter of plasma or serum. 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 15.2.6.9. MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES 16.47.1.10. B. ABSOLUTE INSURER. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 15.2.3.8 B (3) (f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority

Name: MARTIN E CIRESA Ruling Date: 12/28/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 16091C 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 Martin E. Ciresa for an appeal of Philadelphia Parx Board of Stewards Ruling No. 16270PP is hereby GRANTED. The supersedes is also GRANTED.
Name: HUGO CERESERES-HOLGUIN Ruling Date: 10/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-37 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Hugo Cereseres-Holguin having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on October 3, 2016, for entering Sherrys Jewel in the wrong race, which resulted in a late scratch in the eighth race on September 12, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Hugo Cereseres-Holguin a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 4, 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 Hugo Cereseres-Holguin is found to be in violation of.

15.2.3.8(B)(1)(d) NMAC: Which state in pertinent part that “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.” 15.2.3.8 B (3) (a)(f); 6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES; 15.2.5.9(B)(2)(4)

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 10/2/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-33 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose R Gonzalez having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on October 1, 2016, for missing Lasix and for entry, Gallant Warrior, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the sixth race on September 11, 2016 at Zia Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose R Gonzalez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 2, 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 Jose R Gonzalez is found to be in violation of.

15.2.6.8 (E) (3) The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is not utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered; the horse must be logged in at the stable gate with time and location no less than one hour prior to administration; the furosemide (Salix) dosage administered shall not exceed 250 milligrams nor be less than 100 milligrams for horses entered in a quarter horse race and the furosemide (Salix) dosage administered shall not exceed 500 milligrams nor be less than 150 milligrams for horses entered in a thoroughbred race; the trainer of the treated horse shall cause to be delivered to the official veterinarian or his/her designee no later than one hour prior to post time for the race for which the horse is entered the following information under oath on a form provided by the commission: the racetrack name, the date and time the furosemide (Salix) was administered to the entered horse; the dosage amount of furosemide (Salix) administered to the entered horse; the printed name and signature of the attending licensed veterinarian who administered the furosemide (Salix).

15.2.6.9(E) (2) The use of furosemide (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide (Salix) shall be administered no less than three hours prior to post time for a quarter horse race for which the horse is entered and no less than four hours prior to post time for a thoroughbred race for which a horse is entered. A horse qualified for a furosemide (Salix) administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the three-hour or four-hour administration requirement specified above. After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock. 15.2.4.9 (B)(4) No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without approval of the stewards. (5) In overnight races, horses that are physically disabled or sick shall be permitted to be scratched first. Should horses representing more than eight betting interests in the daily double or exotic wagering races, or horses representing more than eight betting interests in any other overnight race, remain in after horses with physical excuses have been scratched, then owners or trainers may be permitted at scratch time to scratch horses without physical excuses down to such respective minimum numbers for such races. This privilege shall be determined by lot if an excessive number of owners or trainers wish to scratch their horses. 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." 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. 15.2.3.8B (3)(f) ; 15.2.3.8B (1) (d) ; 6.47.1.8. T.

Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 9/27/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Tony Sedillo having been duly notified and having waived his right to a formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on September 25, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive of Phenylbutazone and Flunixin (a stacking violation for class 4 Penalty C therapeutic drugs) found in test sample NM24884 taken from the winnerOh Popas Baby” following the 2nd race, on August 28, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 1.24 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and Flunixin at 5.7 nanograms per milliliter in the blood. Split samples rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to and declined by Tony Sedillo. Owner Javier Beltran was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. He and Mr. Sedillo are the owners of record for horse “Oh Popas Baby” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone and Flunixin positive. For this second Class 4C (FINES ONLY) medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony Sedillo a penalty as follows: 1.A ($500) five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before October 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. Tony Sedillo is found to be in violation of: 15.2.3.8B (3)(f) ; 15.2.3.8B (1) (d) ; 6.47.1.8. T. ; 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."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 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 2nd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to a maximum fine of $750: 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: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-21 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Juan M Gonzalez having been duly notified and represented by Juan C. Gonzalez before the Board Of Stewards on September 25, 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 drug) found in test sample NM22620 taken from the eighth place finisherTF Im That Guy” following the ninth race, on July 23, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM.
The original lab report indicated a finding of , Betamethasone at 175 pg/ml in the blood.  The allowable limit for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6).  Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Juan M Gonzalez.
Juan M Gonzalez 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 Betamethasone is 10 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."
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 Juan M Gonzalez a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 25, 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 “TF Im That Guy must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.  
 
Name: SERGIO PEREZ Ruling Date: 9/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-53 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
  
Owner Sergio Perez having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Date:  September 25, 2016 for working in a capacity for which he is not licensed.  
Mr. Perez was in the paddock working as a groom for Ross Amestoy and after repeated warnings
that he was not licensed in a capacity which would allow him to work with other owners horses and he neglected those warnings.
 
Licensee was found to be in violation of Commission rules.  Thus, for this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed licensee a penalty in the amount of Two Hundred dollars ($200.00).  The fine is to be paid on or before October 25, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.
 
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.
   (a) The stewards shall enforce these rules and the racing laws of this state.
   (b) The stewards' authority includes supervision of all racing officials, track management, licensed personnel, other persons responsible for the conduct of racing, and patrons, as necessary to insure compliance with the act and these rules.
   (c) The stewards shall have authority to resolve conflicts or disputes related to racing and to discipline violators in accordance with the provisions of 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.
 
 
Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.
 
 
 
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-41 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/7/2017 Suspension End: 5/8/2017
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32609, after it was collected from the horse "Hearts Princess" during an Out of Competition test, June 29, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 89pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
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 Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 90 calendar days (February 7, 2017 through May 8, 2017 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(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.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1000.00.);
(3)  The horse Hearts Princess is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR 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: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/9/2017 Suspension End: 9/6/2017
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32610, after it was collected from the horse "Buldem Fast" during an Out of Competition test June 29,2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 506pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
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 Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 120 calendar days May 9, 2017 through Sep. 6, 2017 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(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.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00.);
(3)  The horse Buildem Fast is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR 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: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-44 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/7/2017 Suspension End: 1/5/2018
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32611, after it was collected from the horse "A Super Sonic Boom" during an Out of Competition test June 29,2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 425 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
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 Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 120 calendar days Sep.7, 2017 through Jan. 5, 2018 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(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.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00.);
(3)  The horse A Super Sonic Boom is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR 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: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 9/24/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-47 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/6/2018 Suspension End: 5/6/2018
Ruling Text:
              Trainer, Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, and appearing with his attorney A. Blair Dunn before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NC32612, after it was collected from the horse "Rocky ELRoble" during an Out of Competition test June 29,2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in blood at 461pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by Ronald Stephens.
 
Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of:
 
15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race.
15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC.  
 
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 Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 120 calendar days( Jan 6, 2018 through May 6, 2018 Inclusive); These dates are associated with other ruling and may become effective immediately or changed, if those rulings are amended or appealed. 15.2.6.9 (B)(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.
(2) A fine in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00.);
(3)  The horse Rocky ELRoble is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/24/16 to 11/23/16) and must pass a state approved drug test before entry.
 
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Ronald Stephens 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 Ronald Stephens 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR 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: PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA Ruling Date: 9/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-9 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA, having been duly notified and having responded telephonically with translator MELISSA SAENZ before the Board of Stewards on September 17, 2016 AT Zia Park, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.
  
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 17, 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
 
PEDRO SAENZ-ACOSTA is found to be in violation of.
 
 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. (g)           The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules.
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.
16.47.1.8 (L)(1)           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:     (d)       has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application
 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.
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 M CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-3 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Javier M. Chavez been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2016, at 10:30 AM 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” (Bute) and “Flunixin” (Banamine) which was found in sample NM19954, after it was collected from the horse, “Dirty Mike” which finished 1st in the 6th race, June 26, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 15.73 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 1680 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
 Javier M. Chavez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. (O) 2 in part
              1. A NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class B occurs when any combination of                                                       two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or above:
                  1. Flunixin 20 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                  2. Phenylbutazone - 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.
  
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”.
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier M. Chavez a penalty as follows;
 
(1) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00.);
(2) Disqualification and Loss of purse of the 6th race, June 26, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque
 1st De Big Wave   5th Unfinished Biz
 2nd Blueskiesnrainbows  6th Nmoceanfrontproperty
 3rd Mr Investment Junior      7th Folly N Dash
 4th Quatro Eagle   8th Cnc Dream On                             Unplaced: Dirty Mike
(3)    The horse “Dirty Mike” must pass a commission -approved examination before becoming eligible to enter.
 
This is the third offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before October 8, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR 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: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 9/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2016-NMS-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/3/2016 Suspension End: 11/3/2017
Ruling Text:
Trainer Gerardo Gutierrez having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on September 7, 2016, at 10:30 AM 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” (Bute) and “Flunixin” (Banamine) which was found in sample NM19954, after it was collected from the horse, “Dirty Mike” which finished 1st in the 6th race, June 26, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 15.73 mcg/ml and Flunixin at 1680 ng/ml in blood. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and denied.
 
 Gerardo Gutierrez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9. (O) 2 in part
              1. A NSAID stacking violation with a penalty class B occurs when any combination of two of the following non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found at or above:
                  1. Flunixin 20 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;
                  2. Phenylbutazone - 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.
 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 Gerardo Gutierrez a penalty as follows;
 
 (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 365 calendar days (November 3, 2016 through November 3, 2017,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000.00.);
(3) Disqualification and Loss of purse of the 6th race, June 26, 2016 at The Downs at Albuquerque
New Order of Finish
 1st De Big Wave                              5th Unfinished Biz
 2nd Blueskiesnrainbows                    6th Nmoceanfrontproperty
 3rd Mr Investment Junior                 7th Folly N Dash
 4th Quatro Eagle                              8th Cnc Dream On                             Unplaced: Dirty Mike
 
This is the sixth 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 October 8, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Gerardo Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) 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 Gerardo Gutierrez 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 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR 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: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-201 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/14/2016 Suspension End: 12/13/2016
Ruling Text:

Trainer Pedro Hernandez Sandoval having been duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing and the right to appeal appeared before the Board Of Stewards on September 4, 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 “Martins Pleasure”, who finished second place in the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs. Test Sample #: NM22824. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Pedro Hernandez Sandoval.

Dinty L. Martin is the owner of record for horse “Martins Pleasure” and was duly notified about the clenbuterol positive. ­­ Pedro Hernandez Sandoval 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." 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."

For this second 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 Pedro Hernandez Sandoval a penalty as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to be run consecutively from ruling 2016-DAA-144 starting October 14, 2016, through December 13, 2016.
    2. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 4, 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.
    3. 3. The horse “Martins Pleasure” was placed on the Steward’s list on August 22, 2016, for a period of 60 days, during this period he is denied further entry and papers must be removed from the racing office, in addition he must pass a commission approved veterinary examination with a clean blood/urine sample. The sample must be negative for any and all prohibited substances including clenbuterol before being eligible to enter. A positive finding will result in an additional 60 days on the Stewards list with the same requirements.
Loss of purse from the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs and the horse Martins Pleasure” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows
    1. Naci Knothead
    2. Mesquall
    3. Si El
    4. Alarming Way
    5. Summer’s Echo
    6. Getting You Home
    7. Bang It Out
    8. My Man Merlion
UNPLACED “Martins Pleasure” During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez Sandoval 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 Pedro Hernandez Sandoval are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-201-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/14/2016 Suspension End: 12/13/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-201 - Modified Ruling

Trainer Pedro Hernandez Sandoval having been duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice of hearing and the right to appeal appeared before the Board Of Stewards on September 4, 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 “Martins Pleasure”, who finished second place in the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs. Test Sample #: NM22824. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Pedro Hernandez Sandoval.

Dinty L. Martin is the owner of record for horse “Martins Pleasure” and was duly notified about the clenbuterol positive. ­­ Pedro Hernandez Sandoval 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." 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."

For this second 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 Pedro Hernandez Sandoval a penalty as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to be run consecutively from ruling 2016-DAA-144 starting October 14, 2016, through December 13, 2016.
    2. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 4, 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.
    3. 3. The horse “Martins Pleasure” was placed on the Steward’s list on August 22, 2016, for a period of 60 days, during this period he is denied further entry and papers must be removed from the racing office, in addition he must pass a commission approved veterinary examination with a clean blood/urine sample. The sample must be negative for any and all prohibited substances including clenbuterol before being eligible to enter. A positive finding will result in an additional 60 days on the Stewards list with the same requirements.
Loss of purse from the 8th race, on August 7, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs and the horse Martins Pleasure” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows
    1. Naci Knothead
    2. Mesquall
    3. Si El
    4. Alarming Way
    5. Summer’s Echo
    6. Getting You Home
    7. Bang It Out
    8. My Man Merlion
UNPLACED “Martins Pleasure” During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez Sandoval 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 Pedro Hernandez Sandoval are ineligible to be entered or start in any
Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-157 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/15/2016 Suspension End: 10/14/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Andres Gonzalez, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sep 3, 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 NM20610, after it was collected from the horse "Dulce Rapida" which finished 1st in the 7th race, Aug 19, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 428 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, Andres Gonzalez. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
 
 Andres Gonzalez 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 Andres Gonzalez a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (Sept 15, 2016 through Oct 14, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, Aug 19, 2016, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
           New Order of Finish:
 1st  Love You More                 6th  Family Favorite
 2nd One Sweet Chick               7th  Streakin Vago
 3rd Relentless Reasons              8th   Humble N Noble
 4th Jesses Cash Run                  9th   Grc Graceful Azoom
 5th Shining Denim                                                          Unplaced: Dulce Rapida
(4)   The horse “Dulce Rapida” is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (9/1/16 to 11/1/16) and after that must pass a commission-approved exam before becoming eligible to be entered.
  
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before Oct 3,2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 During said time of applicable suspension, Andres Gonzalez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) 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 Andres Gonzalez 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: JUAN M GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-198 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/14/2016 Suspension End: 10/14/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan M Gonzalez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Juan Carlos Gonzalez before the Board of Stewards on September 3, 2016 for a hearing continued from September 2, 2016 regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on July 19, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Sic Em Sixes”, sample #NC32532 and confirmed in the split sample by Texas A&M. J Patricia Gonzalez is the owner of record for horse “Sic Em Sixes” and was duly notified about the clenbuterol positive. ­­ Juan M Gonzalez is found to be in violation of: 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 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCESK. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING K. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING: (1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or(c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or(d) has been nominated to a stakes race.(2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures as follows (a) penalty class A drugs as listed with the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC; (b) blood doping agents including, but not limited to, erythropoietin (EP), darbepoetin, oxylglobin, hempure, aranasep or any substance that abnormally enhances the oxygenation of body tissues;(c) gene doping agents or the non-therapeutic use of genes, genetic elements, or cells that have the capacity to enhance athletic performance or produce analgesia.(d) clenbuterol present in a sample in a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and(e) androgenic-anabolic steroids present in a sample in a a horse not previously placed on the veterinarian’s list pursuant to Paragraph (9) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC (3) The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international “uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule” and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC will be placed on the steward’s list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission.(5) The commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, may at any time take a urine, blood or hair sample from a horse for this purpose. (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC.(7) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible. Penalties for violations of this subsection include (a) any horse not presented for testing upon notification absent extenuating circumstances will be placed immediately on the steward’s list for a minimum of 60 days and shall be subject to all the requirements set forth in Paragraph (7) of Subsection D of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and (b) the licensed trainer of a horse not presented for testing absent extenuating circumstances shall be 180 days (8) Any licensee who does not comply with the rule or the commission veterinarian for a sample may be subject to disciplinary action.(9) Cooperation with the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, includes (a) assisting in the immediate location and identification of the horse selected for out of competition testing; and (b) assisting the veterinarian in properly procuring the samples.(10) Out of competition samples will be sent to the official laboratory of the commission, or another laboratory as designated by the commission, with reports made in accordance with the provisions of the medication rules and the penalty provisions therefore. 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 to a maximum 60-day suspension and $500 to $1,000 fine.(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 and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 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." For this first out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan M Gonzalez a penalty as follows.

1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning September 14, 2016, through October 14, 2016,inclusive. 2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before October 3 , 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 “Sic Em Sixes” was placed on the Steward’s list on July 28, 2016, for a period of 60 days, during this period he is denied further entry and papers must be removed from the racing office, in addition he must pass a commission approved veterinary examination with a clean blood/urine sample. The sample must be negative for any and all prohibited substances including clenbuterol before being eligible to enter. A positive finding will result in an additional 60 days on the Stewards list with the same requirements.

During said time of applicable suspension, Juan M Gonzalez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Juan M Gonzalez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-190 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Tony Sedillo having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on September 3, 2016, and having waived his right to a 10 day of a formal hearing 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 NM22702 taken from the winnerKingsbury” following the 2nd race, on July 30, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.42 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Tony Sedillo. Owners Javier Beltran and Tommy Galvez were duly notified. They are the owners of record for horse “Kingsbury” which was the subject of the Phenylbutazone positive. 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 Tony Sedillo a penalty as follows: 1.A ($200) two hundred dollar fine to paid on or before October 3, 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. Tony Sedillo 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 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: 15.2.3.8 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: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/3/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-144 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/13/2016 Suspension End: 10/13/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer, Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sep 3, 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 NM20435, after it was collected from the horse "Proud Elias" which finished 2nd in the 6th race, Aug 5, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 248 pg/ml. in urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
  
Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval 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 Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (Sept 13, 2016 through Oct 13, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 6th race, Aug 5, 2016, at the Downs at Albuquerque.
           New Order of Finish:
 1st  Some Dandy                        6th  Markmepache
 2nd Playin Tough                      7th  Thrillon
 3rd Dr. Jessop                            8th   Hay Man Mark
 4th Worrybouturself                  9th   Keagan’s Way
 5th Nuggets Please                                                          Unplaced: Proud Elias
(4)   The horse “Proud Elias is placed on the stewards list for 60 days (8/24/16 to 10/23/16) and after that must pass a commission-approved exam before becoming eligible to be entered.
  
This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before Oct 3,2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.  
 
During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval 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 Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval 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: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 8/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-183 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End: 11/7/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Ronald Stephens having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 29, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on June 12, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “La Montesa”, sample #NC32531 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens. Brayan Marquez is the owner of record for horse “La Montesa” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Brayan Marquez was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 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” 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCESK. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING: (1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race.(2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures are as follows (a) class 1, class II and class III drugs as listed with the New Mexico racing commission;(b) blood doping agents including, but not limited to, erythropoietin (EP), darbepoetin, oxylglobin, hempure, aranasep or any substance that abnormally enhances the oxygenation of body tissues; and (c) gene doping agents or the non-therapeutic use of genes, genetic elements, or cells that have the capacity to enhance athletic performance or produce analgesia (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission (5) The commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, may at any time take a urine, blood or hair sample from a horse for this purpose (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC.(7) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible (8) Any licensee who does not comply with the rule or the commission veterinarian for a sample may be subject to disciplinary action.(9) Cooperation with the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, includes: (a) assisting in the immediate location and identification of the horse selected for out of competition testing; and (b) assisting the veterinarian in properly procuring the samples (10) Out of competition samples will be sent to the official laboratory of the commission, or another laboratory as designated by the commission, with reports made in accordance with the provisions of the medication rules and the penalty provisions therefore L. OUT OF COMPETITION PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (1) The penalty for any horse not presented for testing upon notification is a maximum suspension of 120 days. (2)The penalty for the trainer of a horse not presented for testing upon notification is a maximum suspension of 180 days.(3) The penalty for any horse with a positive test is a maximum suspension of 120 days and the horse’s papers will be removed from the racing office. (4) The penalty for the trainer of a horse with a positive test is a maximum $1,500 fine and a maximum suspension of 180 days. 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."

For this first out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning September 8, 2016 through November 7, 2016, inclusive. 2. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before September 29, 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 “La Montesa” is hereby placed in the Stewards list for a period of 60 days ( starting August 29, 2016), during this period the papers must be removed from the racing office and horses are denied entry until they must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

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

Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 8/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-184 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/8/2016 Suspension End: 2/6/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Ronald Stephens having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on August 29, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on June 12, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Whilowah”, sample #NC32532 . Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Ronald Stephens. Cesar Marquez is the owner of record for horse “Whilowah” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive for out of competition testing . ­­ Cesar Marquez was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Ronald Stephens is found to be in violation of: 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” 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCESK. OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING: (1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race.(2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures are as follows (a) class 1, class II and class III drugs as listed with the New Mexico racing commission;(b) blood doping agents including, but not limited to, erythropoietin (EP), darbepoetin, oxylglobin, hempure, aranasep or any substance that abnormally enhances the oxygenation of body tissues; and (c) gene doping agents or the non-therapeutic use of genes, genetic elements, or cells that have the capacity to enhance athletic performance or produce analgesia (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission (5) The commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, may at any time take a urine, blood or hair sample from a horse for this purpose (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC.(7) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible (8) Any licensee who does not comply with the rule or the commission veterinarian for a sample may be subject to disciplinary action.(9) Cooperation with the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, includes: (a) assisting in the immediate location and identification of the horse selected for out of competition testing; and (b) assisting the veterinarian in properly procuring the samples (10) Out of competition samples will be sent to the official laboratory of the commission, or another laboratory as designated by the commission, with reports made in accordance with the provisions of the medication rules and the penalty provisions therefore L. OUT OF COMPETITION PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (1) The penalty for any horse not presented for testing upon notification is a maximum suspension of 120 days. (2)The penalty for the trainer of a horse not presented for testing upon notification is a maximum suspension of 180 days.(3) The penalty for any horse with a positive test is a maximum suspension of 120 days and the horse’s papers will be removed from the racing office. (4) The penalty for the trainer of a horse with a positive test is a maximum $1,500 fine and a maximum suspension of 180 days. 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."

For this second out of competition testing Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty as follows.

1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning November 8, 2016 through February 6, 2017, inclusive. 2. ($1,500) one thousand five hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before September 29, 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 “Whilowah” is hereby placed in the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (starting August 29, 2016), during this period the papers must be removed from the racing office and horses are denied entry until they must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

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

Name: ALEJANDRO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-131 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End: 10/7/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer, Alejandro Chavez, having been duly notified, and waiving his rights to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Stanozolol" (Winstrol V), which was found in sample NM32596, after it was collected from the horse "Chatham Road" during an Out of Competition test, June 26, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Stanozolol in blood at 116pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and denied by, Alejandro Chavez. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found.

Alejandro Chavez is found to be in violation of:

15.2.1.7 (O) (9) NMAC: Out of competition testing" test(s) that may be conducted on any horse that is on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; or under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or whose papers are filed in the racing office; or has been nominated to a stakes race. 15.2.6.9 (K)(3) NMAC: The penalty for a positive test resulting from an out of competition sample will be determined by the penalty class of the drug listed in the association of racing commissioners international "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule" and incorporated by reference under 15.2.6.9 NMAC. Positive tests for substances identified under Paragraph (5) of Subsection D of NMAC will be placed on the steward's list as per the conditions set forth in that subsection

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 Alejandro Chavez a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (September 8, 2016 through October 7, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Horse “Chatham Road” must pass a commission approved examination before entry.

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, Alejandro Chavez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) 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 Alejandro Chavez 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: Ramon Preciado Ruling Date: 12/21/2016
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 16438PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/22/2016 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. TRAINER RAMON R. PRECIADO REPRESENTED BY COUNCIL APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON OCTOBER 11,2016. ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #304836F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE QUE FACIL WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 6TH RACE, AUGUST 25, 2016 TESTED POSITIVE FOR CLENBUTEROL . TRAINER RAMON R. PRECIADO WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND TRAINER RAMON R. PRECIADO , IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTION 163.302(a)(1), 163.303(b), 163.309, 163.315 AND 163.521(f). IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE STEWARDS, PA. CODE, TITLE 58, SECTIONS 163.6(C) & (D) AND 165.201 THE OWNER/TRAINER'S LICENSE OF RAMON R. PRECIADO IS HEREBY REVOKED AS OF DECEMBER 22, 2016.(LICENSES REVOKED PREVIOUSLY PER RULING 16272PP DATED 12/12/2016) 163.6(C & D) (C) The Stewards may fine, suspend or rule off a person who, in there opinion, has acted to the detriment of racing or violated the rules. (D) The commission may refuse to issue a license or may suspend or revoke a license issued 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 163.309: The owner, trainer, groom, or other person who is charged with the responsibility of the horse shall protect the horse against the administration or attempted administration, either internally or externally, of a drug to the horse. If the Stewards determine that an owner, trainer, groom, or other person has failed to protect the horse they may immediately suspend the trainer, groom, or other person and refer the matter to the Commission for final disposition. SECTION 163.315: Test Reports. 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. SECTION 163.521(f): A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a horse trained by him. 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: 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: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

issued in error

Name: NINA HAHN Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #16-0072 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at Industrial Laboratories (Industrial Sample Lab ID Number: S-16-08), sample number 0086010 taken from COVERT GEM, who finished first in the sixth race at Churchill Downs on November28, 2015 contained dextrorphan in urine (Class B drug). COVERT GEM is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-Mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling all purse monies must be returned to the association. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (w).

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: NINA HAHN Ruling Date: 9/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #16-0072-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #16-0072 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: NINA HAHN Ruling Date: 1/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Ellis Park
Ruling Number: #16-0072-AWD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #16-0072 - Appeal Withdrawn
Name: KEITH M SARGENT Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 68-2016 DE Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 68-2016

Exercise Rider Keith M. Sargent, RCI ID 52268, DOB 03/12/1973, is hereby fine the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars and put on a conditinal license for the remainder of the 2016 racing meet for an atlercation in the barn area. Also Mr. Sargent is required to attend and complete an anger management program approved but the Stewards by October17, 2016. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1, 2.52.1.8, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.4.1.15.

Name: SERGIO P ROMAN Ruling Date: 8/17/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-97 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End: 12/7/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner, Sergio Roman, having been duly notified, and failing to appear before the Board of Stewards on 8/17/16, 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 NM19788, after it was collected from the horse "FM Miss James" which finished 2nd in the 7th race, June 10, 2016 at SunRay Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 674pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Sergio Roman. The split was confirmed positive by Industrial Laboratories with a finding of 654pg/ml +/- 15 pg/ml in urine). With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.

Sergio Roman 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 Sergio Roman a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 90 calendar days (September 8, 2016 through December 7, 2016, Inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the 7th race, June 10, 2016, at SunRay Park. New Order of Finish: 1st Ms Josie Wales 5th Konas Streaker 2nd Famous Crawdaddy 6th Brooks Bad Boy 3rd First Moon Fire 7th Sukis Super Chic 4th Rb R Amego Unplaced: Fm Miss James Scratched:Bet the Sixes and Jess B Content (4) Horse “Fm Miss James must pass a commission approved examination before entry.

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, Sergio P. Roman 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 Sergio P. Roman 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: CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO REYES Ruling Date: 8/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-164 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/22/2016 Suspension End: 8/28/2016
Ruling Text:

Jockey, Christian Santiago Reyes, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 15, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the first race on August 14, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs, while aboard #4 “The Patriot Game” which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from first place to sixth place. (Bore in sharply going around the far turn, causing inference with 7. )

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Christian Santiago Reyes a suspension of 4 race days (August 22, 2016, August 26, 2016, August 27, 2016, and August 28, 2016).

Christian Santiago Reyes 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)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” 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.” 15.2.3.8 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: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 8/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-160 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ronald Stephens, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on August 13, 2016, regarding a security citation for working an unlicensed groom on July 28, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards assessed Ronald Stephens a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before September 14, 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.

Ronald Stephens was found to be in violation of Commission rules. 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. 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. A person as defined by Subsection P, Paragraph (7) of 15.2.1.7 NMAC shall not participate in pari mutuel racing under the jurisdiction of the commission, or be employed by an association who is a gaming operator, without a valid license issued by the commission.(1) License categories shall include the following and others as may be established by the commission: GROUP A - racing participants eligible for an optional annual or triennial year license to include owners, trainers, veterinarians, jockeys, and stable name registrations. GROUP B - associations, racing professionals, concession operators, contractors, and managerial racing officials. GROUP C - supervisory racing officials. GROUP D - persons employed by the association, or employed by a person or concern contracting with the association, to provide a service or commodity, which requires their presence in a restricted area, or anywhere on association grounds while pari mutuel wagering is being conducted. GROUP E - racetrack employees and authorized agents (2) Persons required to be licensed shall submit a completed application on forms furnished by the commission and accompanied by the required fee. The following fees are assessed for the issuance of the specified licenses. In addition to license fees listed herein, $20.00 is assessed for each identification picture and badge.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: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 8/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-160-REST Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-160 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: RYAN JOSEPH CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-151 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 1 Year Janitor, Ryan J. Chavez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 8, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application dated June 12, 2016.

Ryan J. Chavez is found to be in violation of:

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Ryan J. Chavez a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 7, 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 Ryan J. Chavez is found to be in violation of.

16.47.1.8 (L)(1) 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: (a) has been convicted of a felony; (d) has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application 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. (g) The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 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. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1) 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: (d) has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application

Name: ARNOLD PEREZ Ruling Date: 8/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-138 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/13/2016 Suspension End: 8/15/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Arnold Perez, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on August 5, 2016, for careless riding during the running of the fifth race on August 1, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs, while aboard #6 “Stunner” which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from second place to sixth place. (Bore in sharply going into the far turn, causing inference with 1 and 3)

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Arnold Perez a suspension of 3 race days (August 13, 2016, August 14, 2016 and August 15, 2016).

Arnold Perez is allowed to ride designated races.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-136 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2016 Suspension End: 9/10/2016
Ruling Text:

Trainer Taurino Gutierrez having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and having his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on August 1, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “16-hydroxystanozolol” a metabolite of stanozolol detected in horse “Valorus”, who finished fourth place in the 5th race, on April 30, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, Test Sample #: NM16180 and confirmed with a split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on May 25, 2016. Melissa Soto, the owner of record for the horse “Valorus”, was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. Taurino Gutierrez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(H)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS(1) No AAS shall be permitted in test sample collected from racing horses except for residues of the major metabolite of nandrolone, and the naturally occurring substances boldenone and testosterone at concentrations less than the indicated thresholds.(3)Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses. 15.2.6.11(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(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". 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.

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. 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(d) NMAC: Which state in pertinent part that “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.”

For this first Class 3 Penalty B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Taurino Gutierrez the following penalty

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning August 11, 2016 through September 10, 2016, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before September 1, 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.
    3. The horse “Valorus”” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    4. Loss of purse from the 5th race, on April 30, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Valorus””, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.
                    1. Jess Prize Me
                    2. Imperial Eagle
                    3. Gamey Tee Cos
                    4. Willie Be Fired
                    5. Lord Fa
                    6. Mojo Perry
                    7. Stella Lou
UNPLACEDValorus” and “Eyema Blue Wagon (2016-RUI-68)” and “Groupie James (2016-RUI-67)”. During said time of applicable suspension, Taurino Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Taurino Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-136-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2016 Suspension End: 9/10/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-136 - Appeal Submitted
Name: TAURINO GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-136-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/11/2016 Suspension End: 9/10/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 2016-RUI-136 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/30/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-64 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Licensee Jose F. Ramirez Sr. having appeared before the Board of Stewards telephonically and having verbally waved his right to a hearing on this date July 30, 2016 for failure to declare equipment Blinkers On at time of entry on the horse Arizona Chanel, entered in the 2nd race, on July 29, 2016, at The Downs at Albuquerque.  Mr. Ramirez is found to be in violation of Commission rules.
 
 
For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of One Hundred dollars ($100.00).  The fine is to paid on or before DATE: August 29, 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:
 
15.2.5.8  ENTRIES AND NOMI NATIONS:
 
 B. PROCEDURE
  (10) Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry.  Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards.
 
  
 
Name: SERGIO P ROMAN Ruling Date: 7/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-59 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/8/2016 Suspension End: 9/7/2016
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner, Sergio Roman, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on 6/27/16, 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 NM19796, after it was collected from the horse "Me Tuff" which finished 2nd in the 2nd race, June 11, 2016 at SunRay Park.
 
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 618pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and not accepted by Sergio Roman. With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
 
Sergio Roman 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;
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 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 Sergio Roman a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (Aug. 8, 2016 through Sep.7, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of $750.00;
(3) Loss of purse of the 2nd race, June 11, 2016, at SunRay Park. New Order of Finish:
 1st Rabbit Trick                          5th Ebz Queen
 2nd Endless Speed                      6th Fj Jumpn
 3rd Lion Again                       Sctatched:  Rasberry Cola
 4th King of Pop                       Unplaced: Me Tuff
 
 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, Sergio Roman 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 Sergio Roman 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 ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 7/29/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-119 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/29/2016 Suspension End: 9/6/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus Elias Marquez, having failed to pay the fines assessed in Ruling 2015-ZIA-157.

Jesus Elias Marquez, 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”. 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.

For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Jesus Elias Marquez, 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, Jesus Elias 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.

Name: JESUS ELIAS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 9/6/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-119-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/29/2016 Suspension End: 9/6/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-119 - Restored to Good Standing having paid the fee.
Name: Ronald Lynn Stephens Ruling Date: 7/23/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-111 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Ron Stephens having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on July 22, 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 NM18614 taken from the winnerBig Spurs” following the 2nd race, on June 3, 2016 at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.35 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and confirmed in the split sample by Texas A&M on June 30, 2016 at 2.45±.14 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. The allowable limit for Phenylbutazone is 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Owners Astorga Racing (Hugo Astorga and Ivan Astorga) were duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing . They are the ownerS of record for horse “Big Spurs” which was the subject of the Phylbutazone positive. Ron Stephens 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 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: 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 Ron Stephens a penalty as follows: 1.A ($200) two hundred dollar fine to paid on or before August 23, 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.

Name: CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO REYES Ruling Date: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-89 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/23/2016 Suspension End: 7/25/2016
Ruling Text: Jockey, Christian Santiago Reyes, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 15, 2016, for careless riding which resulted in the disqualification of his mount “Dandy Pleasure” from first place and ordered unplaced in the fifth race, July 11, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs (allowing his mount to drift out and put pressure on the 3 and 4 which contributed to the 5 clipping heels with the 4 and unseating his rider).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Christian Santiago Reyes a suspension of 3 race days (July 23, 2016, July 24, 2016 and July 25, 2016).

Christian Santiago Reyes is allowed to ride designated races.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO REYES Ruling Date: 7/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-89-MODPEN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/23/2016 Suspension End: 7/25/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-89 - Modified Penalty Jockey, Christian Santiago Reyes, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 15, 2016, for careless riding which resulted in the disqualification of his mount “Dandy Pleasure” from first place and ordered unplaced in the fifth race, July 11, 2016, at Ruidoso Downs (allowing his mount to drift out and put pressure on the 3 and 4 which contributed to the 5 clipping heels with the 4 and unseating his rider).

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Christian Santiago Reyes a suspension of 3 race days (July 29, 2016, July 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016).

Christian Santiago Reyes is allowed to ride designated races.

This ruling is in accordance with:

Name: CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO REYES Ruling Date: 8/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-89-ASUB Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/23/2016 Suspension End: 7/25/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-89 - Appeal Submitted
Name: RIGO J. JUAREZ Ruling Date: 7/9/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-78 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/9/2016 Suspension End: 7/29/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Rigo J Juarez having been duly notified, waived his rights to appeal, and appeared with witness Mathew Mashburn before the Board of Stewards on July 9, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive during out of competition testing taken at Ruidoso Downs on May 10, 2016, for the Class 3B drug “stanozolol” detected in sample # NC26229 taken from horse “Zenobia” and confirmed with a split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on June 10, 2016. Owner Fostel Enterprises (John Fostel) was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing. He is the owner of record for horse “Zenobia” which was the subject of the “stanozolol” positive for out of competition testing . Rigo J Juarez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(H)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS(1) No AAS shall be permitted in test sample collected from racing horses except for residues of the major metabolite of nandrolone, and the naturally occurring substances boldenone and testosterone at concentrations less than the indicated thresholds.(3)Any other anabolic steroids are prohibited in racing horses.15.2.6.11(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 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES (K) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING: (1) A horse may be subject to out of competition testing without advance notice if the horse is: (a) on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission (b) under the care or control of a trainer or owner licensed by the commission; or (c) any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office; or (d) has been nominated to a stakes race.(2) This rule applies to prohibited substances, practices and procedures are as follows (a) class 1, class II and class III drugs as listed with the New Mexico racing commission;(b) blood doping agents including, but not limited to, erythropoietin (EP), darbepoetin, oxylglobin, hempure, aranasep or any substance that abnormally enhances the oxygenation of body tissues; and (c) gene doping agents or the non-therapeutic use of genes, genetic elements, or cells that have the capacity to enhance athletic performance or produce analgesia. (4) Horses to be tested may be selected at random, with probable cause or as determined by the commission or an agent of the commission (5) The commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, may at any time take a urine, blood or hair sample from a horse for this purpose (6) Split samples shall be collected in accordance with Subsection B of 15.2.6.10 NMAC and shall be secured and made available for further testing in accordance with Subsection D of 15.2.6.10 NMAC.(7) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible (8) Any licensee who does not comply with the rule or the commission veterinarian for a sample may be subject to disciplinary action.(9) Cooperation with the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, includes: (a) assisting in the immediate location and identification of the horse selected for out of competition testing; and (b) assisting the veterinarian in properly procuring the samples (10) Out of competition samples will be sent to the official laboratory of the commission, or another laboratory as designated by the commission, with reports made in accordance with the provisions of the medication rules and the penalty provisions therefore L. OUT OF COMPETITION PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: (1) The penalty for any horse not presented for testing upon notification is a maximum suspension of 120 days. (2)The penalty for the trainer of a horse not presented for testing upon notification is a maximum suspension of 180 days.(3) The penalty for any horse with a positive test is a maximum suspension of 120 days and the horse’s papers will be removed from the racing office. (4) The penalty for the trainer of a horse with a positive test is a maximum $1,500 fine and a maximum suspension of 180 days. Mitigating circumstances : Witness Mathew Mashburn, farm manager and trainer at time of medication administration, testified that the horse "Zenobia" became ill while under his care and custody and he transported the horse to Bill's Veterinary Care who provided documentation stating that the horse “Zenobia” was given Stanzolol on March 18, 2016. Mathew Mashburn admitted that he failed to notify Rigo J Jaurez of the administration of the medication. For this first out of competition testing Class 3 Penalty B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards, considering mitigating circumstances, assessed Rigo J Juarez the following penalty 1. A 20 day suspension of all NMRC licenses effective immediately July 9, 2016 through July 29, 2016, inclusive. 2. ($500) five hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before August 9, 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 “Zenobia” is hereby placed in the Stewards list for a period of 20 days (July 9, 2016 through July 29, 2016 inclusive), during this period the papers must be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until it has passed a commission approved veterinary examination. During said time of applicable suspension, Rigo J Juarez 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 Rigo J Juarez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
Name: RIGO J. JUAREZ Ruling Date: 8/20/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-78-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/9/2016 Suspension End: 7/29/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-78 - Restored to Good Standing PD FINE
Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 7/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-77 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/18/2016 Suspension End: 9/1/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on July 8, 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 “Mr. Mo Runaway”, who finished 3rd place in the third race, on April 22, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack. Test Sample #: NM16045. (The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 166 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Gerardo Pena-Ochoa.)

Owner Eusebio V. Sanchez was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia. He is the owner of record for horse “Mr. Mo Runaway” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive.

Gerardo Ochoa-Pena 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 second 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 Gerardo Ochoa-Pena a penalty as follows: A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning July 18, 2016 through September 1, 2016, inclusive.

A ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 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. The horse “Mr. Mo Runaway must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter. Loss of purse from the third race, on April 22, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack and the horse Mr. Mo Runaway” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows

    1. Chill It
    2. Luvthem Blazinchicks
    3. Officer Moonflash
    4. Jj Jessies Girl
    5. Bankie Bay
    6. A Horse Called Buddy
    7. Shes a Fighter
    8. Divetime Dude
UNPLACED “MR. MO RUNAWAY” During said time of applicable suspension, Gerardo Ochoa-Pena 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 Gerardo Ochoa-Pena are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

Name: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-73 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2016 Suspension End: 11/2/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Gutierrez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Jose Ignacio De Herrera before the Board Of Stewards on July 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited foreign drug, clenbuterol (class 3 penalty category B drug) Phenylbutazone, and Flunixin (staking violation, penalty class 3 category C drug) found in test sample NM16618 taken from the winner “Untangled Vines” following the 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 212 picograms per milliliter in the urine, Phenylbutazone at 3.33 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, Flunixin at 16.4 nanograms per milliliter in the blood in sample NM16618. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Gerardo Gutierrez.) Javier M. Chaves is the owner of record for horse “Untangled Vines” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive.

Gerardo Gutierrez 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." 15.2.6.9(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months. 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification. 15.2.6.9 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: Third Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered For this second Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-RUI-54, 4) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Gerardo Gutierrez a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($2,500) twenty five thousand dollar fine to to paid on or before August 3, 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. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses, running consecutively with ruling 2016-RUI-54, from August 4, 2016 through November 2, 2016 inclusive.

3. The horse “Untangled Vines” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 4. Loss of purse from the 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse“Untangled Vines” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.

                      1. Oh Papas Baby
                      2. Jl Diamond Jack
                      3. Miss Corona Dasie
                      4. Red Finch
                      5. RI Jess Ryder
UNPLACED “Untangled Vines” also ordered unplaced were “Racers Regard” and “Transfusion”

During said time of applicable suspension Gerardo Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Gerardo Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. 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: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/8/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-73-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/4/2016 Suspension End: 11/2/2016
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-73 - Modified Penalty Trainer Gerardo Gutierrez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Jose Ignacio De Herrera before the Board Of Stewards on July 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited foreign drug, clenbuterol (class 3 penalty category B drug) Phenylbutazone, and Flunixin (staking violation, penalty class 3 category C drug) found in test sample NM16618 taken from the winner “Untangled Vines” following the 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 212 picograms per milliliter in the urine, Phenylbutazone at 3.33 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, Flunixin at 16.4 nanograms per milliliter in the blood in sample NM16618. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Gerardo Gutierrez.) Javier M. Chaves is the owner of record for horse “Untangled Vines” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive.

Gerardo Gutierrez 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." 15.2.6.9(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months. 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification. 15.2.6.9 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: Third Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered For this second Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-RUI-54, 4) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Gerardo Gutierrez a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to to paid on or before August 3, 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. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses, running consecutively with ruling 2016-RUI-54, from August 4, 2016 through November 2, 2016 inclusive.

3. The horse “Untangled Vines” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 4. Loss of purse from the 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse“Untangled Vines” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.

                      1. Oh Papas Baby
                      2. Jl Diamond Jack
                      3. Miss Corona Dasie
                      4. Red Finch
                      5. RI Jess Ryder
UNPLACED “Untangled Vines” also ordered unplaced were “Racers Regard” and “Transfusion”

During said time of applicable suspension Gerardo Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Gerardo Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. 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: GERARDO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 7/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/3/2016 Suspension End: 7/1/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Gutierrez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Jose Ignacio De Herrera before the Board Of Stewards on July 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive of the prohibited foreign Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “California Gurl”, who finished 1st place in the 3rd race, on April 23, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Test Sample #: NM16069. (third violation within 365-day period).

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 158 pg/ml in the urine in sample NM16069. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Gerardo Gutierrez.) Javier M. Chaves is the owner of record for horse “California Gurl” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive.

Javier M. Chavez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(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(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months. 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification. 15.2.6.9 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: Third Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered For this third Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-RUI-54 and 2016-RUI -73) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Javier M. Chavez a penalty as follows:

    1. A 240 day suspension of all NMRC licenses, running consecutively with ruling 2016-RUI-73, from November 3, 2016 through July 1, 2017 inclusive.
    2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 3, 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.
    3. The horse “California Gurl” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
    4. Loss of purse from the 3rd race, on April 23, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse California Gurl”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.
                      1. Go For Sixes
                      2. Chicks Fast Prize
                      3. Unforgottenrareform
                      4. Hiding a Secret
                      5. Parhelion
                      6. The Devils Rainbow
                      7. Wontchadancewithme
                      8. Rapido James
                      9. Buccaneer Angel
UNPLACED California Gurl”,

During said time of applicable suspension Gerardo Gutierrez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Gerardo Gutierrez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. 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 M CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 7/4/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-75 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Javier M. Chavez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board Of Stewards on July 4, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited foreign drug, clenbuterol (class 3 penalty category B drug) Phenylbutazone, and Flunixin (staking violation, penalty class 3 category C drug) found in test sample NM16618 taken from the winner “Untangled Vines” following the 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. (second confirmed violation within a 365- day period) and for a confirmed positive of the prohibited foreign Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “California Gurl”, who finished 1st place in the 3rd race, on April 23, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Test Sample #: NM16069. (third violation within 365-day period).

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 212 picograms per milliliter in the urine, Phenylbutazone at 3.33 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, Flunixin at 16.4 nanograms per milliliter in the blood in sample NM16618. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Gerardo Gutierrez.)

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 158 pg/ml in the urine in sample NM16069. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Gerardo Gutierrez.) Trainer Gerardo Gutierrez is the trainer of record for horses Untangled Vines" and “California Gurl” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive.

Javier M. Chavez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(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” O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months. 15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.

The Board of Stewards assessed Javier M. Chavez a penalty as follows: For this second Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-RUI-54) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC,

1. The horse “Untangled Vines” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 2. Loss of purse from the 2nd race, on March 27, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse“Untangled Vines” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.

    1. Oh Papas Baby
    2. Jl Diamond Jack
    3. Miss Corona Dasie
    4. Red Finch
    5. RI Jess Ryder
UNPLACED “Untangled Vines” also ordered unplaced were “Racers Regard” and “Transfusion”

For this third Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-RUI-54, 2016-RUI -73, 2016-RUI-74) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) 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: Third Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered 3. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 3, 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. 4. The horse “California Gurl” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. 5. Loss of purse from the 3rd race, on April 23, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse California Gurl”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows. 6. Go For Sixes 7. Chicks Fast Prize 8. Unforgottenrareform 9. Hiding a Secret 10. Parhelion 11. The Devils Rainbow 12. Wontchadancewithme 13. Rapido James 14. Buccaneer Angel UNPLACED California Gurl”,

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: 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: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-66 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose F Ramirez having been duly notified, represented by council Frita Howard McSwane and having appeared with interpreter Francisco Ramirez before the Board Of Stewards on July 1, 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 “Blueskiesnrainbows”, who finished first place in the 2nd race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Test Sample #: NM18933

(The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 180pg/ml in the urine and confirmed in the split sample by Industrial Laborties at 167±16 pg/ml in the urine.)

Owner Julio Islas was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing . He is the owner of record for horse “Blueskiesnrainbows” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive.

Jose F Ramirez 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." 15.2.6.9(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months.15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.”15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.

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 F Ramirez a penalty as follows: 1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning July 11, 2016 through July 26, 2016, inclusive. 2.A ($500) five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before July 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. 3.The horse “Blueskiesnrainbows” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter. 4.Loss of purse from the 2nd race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Blueskiesnrainbows”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.1) Major Bites 2) Miner Sam 3) Belvedere 4) Volcoms Quest 5) Mt Spit Shine 6) Lr Royal Flush 7) Coronas Dawn 8) Shurnuf Shimmer 9) Corona Jaguar UNPLACED Blueskiesnrainbows” ,During said time of applicable suspension Jose F Ramirez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(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 Jose F Ramirez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.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: 7/15/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-66-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-RUI-66 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process Please see Documents
Name: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/1/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-67 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose F Ramirez having been duly notified, represented by council Frita Howard McSwane and having appeared with interpreter Francisco Ramirez before the Board Of Stewards on July 1, 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 “Groupie James”, who finished second place in the 8th race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, Test Sample #: NM18949 The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 156 pg/ml in the urine and confirmed in the split sample by Industrial Laborties at 151±16 pg/ml in the urine. Owner Carlos B Trujillo was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing . He is the owner of record for horse “Groupie James” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive. Jose F Ramirez 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." 15.2.6.9(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months.15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.”15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification. 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 F Ramirez a penalty as follows: 1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning July 27, 2016 through August 11, 2016, inclusive. 2.A ($500) five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before July 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. 3.The horse “Groupie James” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter. 4.Loss of purse from the 2nd race, on April 15, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Groupie James”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows.1) Willie Be Fired 2) Royal Senator 3) Fast Courage 4) Separate First Card 5) Clearwater Beach 6) Scrimshaw Wrangler 7) Only I Rock 8) Copas Special Tee UNPLACED Groupie James”, 6. Loss of purse from the 5th race, on April 30, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM, and the horse Groupie James”, is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows. 1) Eyema Blue Wagon 2) Jess Prize Me 3) Valorus 4) Imperial Eagle 5) Gamey Tee Cos 6) Willie Be Fired 7) Lord Fa 8) Mojo Perry 9) Ste