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    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >12/7/2018<

552 Total Rulings compiled at: 12/12/2018 2:08:49 PM G.M.T.

Name: RONNIE H WRENN Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-274 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #1 K's Boy in race 7 on 12/10/18 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99
Name: STEVE G NOVAK Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-276 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/7/2019 Suspension End: 1/21/2019
Ruling Text:
Urine and blood sample #850157 collected at Northfield Park on 10/23/18 from the horse Believe In Waco was found to contain gabapentin. All purse money must be returned for redistribution ($5,000.00). O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(10)&(13)  18-02  18-99  3769-17-30(B)  17-33  17-43
Name: JESSICA E MILLNER Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-273 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ms. Millner warmed up #9 Craziville in race 7 on 12/5/18 with no saddle pad number. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-50  14-99
Name: RAMON MENDOZA Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-279 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Ramon Mendoza, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, December 11, 2018 pending the outcome of his hearing on December 19, 2018, @ 8:45 a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs Nm.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found test sample #E291000 taken from the seventh place finisher (trained by Ramon Mendoza), “EYEZA SECRET”, in the 3RD race on November 24, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing.

15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970.

15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds; the fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: RENE LUIS YESCAS Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 2018-2019TP060 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared telephonically, Jockey Luis Rene Yescas (ADG #17900) is hereby suspended seven (7) racing days (December 1,2,3,4,5,8,9, 2018, inclusive) for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch, thereby resulting in the disqualification of his mount, "MATTS CORONA", from third place to last in the second race on November 24, 2018. An aggravating factor considered in the penalty was that a spill was involved.

This suspension does not preclude Jockey Luis Rene Yescas from riding in designated races.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); R19-2-119(C)(6); R19-2-119(C)(7); R19-2-121(E)(2); R19-2-121(E)(3); R19-2-121(E)(6)

Name: ROBERT J BEACHY Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-275 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Beachy is hereby suspended until he returns the purse money ($2,400.00) per ruling NFLD-2018-205 at Northfield Park. O.S.R.C.-3769-12-26(A)(6)  12-99
Name: ADRIAN QUINONES-GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Washington Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: Oly 18-013 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 12/10/2018
Ruling Text: On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 the WHRC Executive Secretary assessed a fine and suspended the trainers license of Adrian Quinones-Gallegos for failing to make his required Labor and Industries premium payment by the scheduled date. On Monday, December 10, 2018 the WHRC received Adrian Quinones-Gallegos's Labor and Industries payment and the assessed fine and Adrian Quinones-Gallegos is hereby restored to good standing.

WAC 260-24-510

Name: ANTHONY N. MORGAN Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-052-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Anthony Morgan is fined $300.00 for causing interference to #5 BIG SECRET before the half while driving #6 MISSISSIPPI RABBIT at Dover Downs in Race 13. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.1.2. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: JOSE MACIAS DELAPAZ Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Washington Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: Oly 18-014 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 12/10/2018
Ruling Text: On Sunday, July 23, 2017 the WHRC stewards suspended the trainers license of Jose Macias Delapaz for failing to make his required Labor and Industries premium payment by the scheduled date. On Monday, December 10, 2018 the WHRC received Jose Macias Delapaz's Labor and Industries payment and the assessed fine and Jose Macias Delapaz is hereby restored to good standing.

WAC 260-24-510

Name: UBALDO GUERRERO Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP059 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 525 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End: 12/25/2018
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing, and having waived that right on December 10, 2018, Trainer Rigoberto Guillen (ADG #10890), is hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE THOUSAND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00) and suspended thirty (30) calendar days (December 11, 2018, through January 10, 2019 inclusive) following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating urine sample #E298258 taken from the horse "ONE FAMOUS ICON" winner of the second race on November 18, 2018, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance CLENBUTEROL confirmed in urine (19 pg/mL). The horse "ONE FAMOUS ICON" winner of the second race on November 18, 2018, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows:

1st #9 JESS ECHESON 5th #7 FADOWNDASHFORTUNE

2nd #2 IM ROCKET MAN 6th #5 REDNECK WOMAN

3rd #3 AHS BLUE BOY 7th #4 WI BIG TASTY

4th #6 CAPTAIN MAZURK 8th #8 CHAMACA MOON

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

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 20, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 21, 2018 through and inclusive of June 19, 2019, 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 are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Rigoberto Guillen is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division. All horses owned and/or trained by the respondent are hereby denied entry for racing pending sale and/or transfer approved by the Board of Stewards.

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

Name: RIGOBERTO GUILLEN-VEGA Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP058 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1050 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/11/2018 Suspension End: 1/9/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing, and having waived that right on December 10, 2018, Trainer Rigoberto Guillen (ADG #10890), is hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE THOUSAND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00) and suspended thirty (30) calendar days (December 11, 2018, through January 10, 2019 inclusive) following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating urine sample #E298258 taken from the horse "ONE FAMOUS ICON" winner of the second race on November 18, 2018, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance CLENBUTEROL confirmed in urine (19 pg/mL). The horse "ONE FAMOUS ICON" winner of the second race on November 18, 2018, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows:

1st #9 JESS ECHESON 5th #7 FADOWNDASHFORTUNE

2nd #2 IM ROCKET MAN 6th #5 REDNECK WOMAN

3rd #3 AHS BLUE BOY 7th #4 WI BIG TASTY

4th #6 CAPTAIN MAZURK 8th #8 CHAMACA MOON

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

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 20, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 21, 2018 through and inclusive of June 19, 2019, 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 are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Rigoberto Guillen is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division. All horses owned and/or trained by the respondent are hereby denied entry for racing pending sale and/or transfer approved by the Board of Stewards.

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

Name: RAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-277 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey Raul Ramirez Jr. was summoned and was represented by, Jockey, Lucas Constantin before the Board of Stewards December 10, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 7th race on December 09, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack, while aboard “TOOFLASHYFORYOU”. Who was disqualified from 2nd to 8th place when he bore out shortly after the start and kept coming out into outside horses.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Raul Ramirez Jr a suspension of 7 calendar days (December 11, 2018, through December 17, 2018, inclusive). Raul Ramirez Jr. is allowed to ride designated races.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish 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)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

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

Name: DREW CLINTON FULMER Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP057 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on December 9, 2018, Owner/Trainer Drew Clinton Fulmer (ADG #10756) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN ($210.00) for bringing the wrong horse to the paddock in the seventh race on December 5, 2018, resulting in a late scratch.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 19, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 20, 2018 through and inclusive of June 18, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111.; A.A.C. R19-2-113(A)(6)(18); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: TANNER TROY THEDFORD Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-274 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 Tanner Thedford was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 9, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “SUZE RETURNS”, in the 9th race on December 2, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Tanner Thedford in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 9, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: EDGAR S MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-276 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 Edgar S. Martinez was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 9, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “FAMOUS JB”, in the 9th race on December 8, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Edgar S. Martinez in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 9, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: JOSE FRANCISCO ARRIOLA SERRANO Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP056 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on December 9, 2018, Jockey Jose Francisco Arriola Serrano (ADG #21841) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failure to fulfill his riding engagement on December 8, 2018 at Turf Paradise Race Course.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 19, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 20, 2018 through and inclusive of June 18, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-109(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: CUAUHTEMOC ANGUIANO Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-275 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: CUAUHTEMOC ANGUIANO failed (FIRST ATTEMPT) the written portion of the New Mexico Trainers test on December 8, 2018. He is eligible to retake the Trainers test in 30 days, after January 8, 2019.

This ruling is written in accordance with:

16.47.1.10 (A)(2) TRAINERS: A. Eligibility: (2) Applicants not previously licensed as a trainer shall be qualified, as determined by the stewards or other commission designee, by reason of (b) Shall be required to pass a written examination, oral interviews with stewards and a regulatory veterinarian; and demonstrate practical skills. 16.47.1 NMAC 8 (d) Applicants failing the first written/oral examination must wait 30 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (e) Applicants failing the second written/oral examination must wait 60 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (f) Applicants failing the third written/oral examination must wait one year before retaking the trainer’s test. 16.47.1.10 (D)(2)Assistant trainers Qualifications for obtaining an assistant trainer's license shall be prescribed by the stewards and the commission may include those requirements prescribed in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of 16.47.1.10 NMAC. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: HERIBERTO L FIGUEROA Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-03 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey HERIBERTO FIGUEROA is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for being late to the paddock for the first race at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 7, 2018, pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1530 (Cases Not Covered by Rules and Regulations).
Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-258 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 Manuel Estrada was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 8, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “ULTIMATE RETURN”, in the 5th race on December 2, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Manuel Estrada in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 8, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: LUIS ANGEL FUENTES Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-02 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/15/2018 Suspension End: 12/26/2018
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey LUIS FUENTES, who rode CLEAR THE MINE in the fourth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 7, 2018, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (December 15, 16, and 26, 2018), for failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch and causing interference which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from second to third position. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules – careless riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races) the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-264-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-264 - Restored to Good Standing

Trainer/ Owner Juan Carlos Gonzalez is resored in good standing on December 9, 2018, after paying the fines ($300) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-123 and ruling 2018-ZIA-136.

Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-264 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer/ Owner Juan Carlos Gonzalez is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fines ($300) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-123 and ruling 2018-ZIA-136.

During said time of applicable suspension Juan Carlos Gonzalez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-259 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Noe Garcia Jr. is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately December 8, 2018, for obtaining his Jockey license under false pretenses (submitted a falsified jockey's physical).

Noe Garcia Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC pending the outcome of his hearing December 17, 2018, @9:00 p.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs NM 88240) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance: 16.47.1.12 (1) JOCKEYS Eligibility A jockey must pass a physical examination given within the previous 12 months by a licensed physician affirming fitness to participate as a jockey. The stewards may require that any jockey be reexamined and may refuse to allow any jockey to ride pending completion of such examination. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(f) GENERAL PROVISIONS: Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license: The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: has been found to have made false or misleading statements to the commission, stewards, or any racing official. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Conduct The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters. The stewards shall have authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-259-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-259 - Modified Ruling Issued in Error.
Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-271 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jackie Sanchez is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($2,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-42.

During said time of applicable suspension Jackie Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: CHARLENE KAY DAVILA Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-260 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Charlene Davila is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($100) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-122

During said time of applicable suspension Charlene Davila is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JAVIER P MONTOYA Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-266-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-266 - Restored to Good Standing

Trainer Javier Montoya is restored in good standing on December 9, 2018, after paying the fine ($500) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-103.

Name: JAVIER P MONTOYA Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-266 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text:

pay the fine ($500) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-103.

During said time of applicable suspension Javier Montoya is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-273-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/10/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-273 - Restored to Good Standing

Trainer Jaime Aldavaz Jr. is restored in good standing on December 10, 2018, after paying the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-124

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-273 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/10/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Aldavaz Jr. is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-124

During said time of applicable suspension Jaime Aldavaz Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: INGRID M MASON Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184132 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: ILLINOIS RACING BOARD STEWARDS RULING #181046 ISSUED TO OWNER TRAINER INGRID MASON ON 21 SEPTEMBER 2018, SUSPENDED HER FOR 365 CALENDAR DAYS AND ASSESSING HER A CIVIL PENALTY OF $2,500.00 IS HEREBY AMENDED TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF $10,000.00. STEWARDS RULING 181047, ORDERING THE DISQUALIFCATION AND PURSE REDISTRIBUTION OF THE WINNING HORSE (NUCLEAR OPTION) IN RACE 1 ON 23 AUGUST 2018 AT ARLINGTON PARK SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE AND EFFECT. IRB RULES: 603.30 603.50
Name: JACK A MCCARTNEY Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-265 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Jack A. McCartney is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-151.

During said time of applicable suspension Jack A. McCartney is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JACK A MCCARTNEY Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-265-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-265 - Restored to Good Standing

Trainer Jack A. McCartney is restored in good standing on December 11, 2018, after paying the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-151.

Name: MATTHEW M. FALES Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP055 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 525 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing, and having waived that right on December 8, 2018, Owner/Trainer Matthew Michael Fales (ADG #11083), is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00) following receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood sample #E298335 taken from the horse "COWGIRL N UP" second place finisher of the SECOND race on November 25, 2018, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class IV foreign substance DEXAMETHASONE (23.4 +/- 2.9 pg/mL).

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 18, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 19, 2018 through and inclusive of June 17, 2019, 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 are satisfied.

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

Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-263 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfredo Morris Gomez is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-149.

During said time of applicable suspension Alfredo Morris Gomez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-262 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Juan Esquivel is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fines ($2,600) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-32 and ruling 2018-ZIA-137.

During said time of applicable suspension Juan Esquivel is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JESSE EDWARD RAMOS Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-269 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesse Ramos is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-180.

During said time of applicable suspension Jesse Ramos is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JESSE EDWARD RAMOS Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-269-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-269 - Restored to Good Standing

Trainer Jesse Ramos is restored in good standing on December 11, 2018, after paying the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-180.

Name: ESTABAN RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-267 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer ESTEBAN RAMIREZ is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-119.

During said time of applicable suspension ESTEBAN RAMIREZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: DOMINIC ANDRES RIVERA Ruling Date: 12/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-270-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-270 - Restored to Good Standing

Trainer Dominic Rivera is restored in good standing on December 11, 2018, after paying the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-130.

Name: DOMINIC ANDRES RIVERA Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-270 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Dominic Rivera is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($1,000) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-130.

During said time of applicable suspension Dominic Rivera is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-268 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Raul Ramirez Jr. is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-154.

During said time of applicable suspension Raul Ramirez Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-272 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Salvador Soto is hereby suspended, effective immediately December 9, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-53.

During said time of applicable suspension Salvador Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-272-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-272 - Restored to Good Standing

Trainer Salvador Soto is restored in good standing on December 9, 2018, after paying the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-ZIA-53.

Name: ARTURO GONZALEZ AGUILAR Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-01 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom ARTURO AGUILAR is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1922 (Identification Required – presented false identification).
Name: BRAYAN VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-092 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER APPLICANT BRAYAN MARTINEZ-VELAZQUEZ, HAVING FAILED TO PASSS THE TRAINER'S TEST REQUIRED BY THE OHRC, IS HEREBY INELIGIBLE TO RETEST FOR A TRAINER LICENSE FOR A PERIOD OF 30 DAYS, BEGINNING 11/26/2018 THROUGH 12/25/2018.
Name: WILFRIDO MONTANO Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Washington Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: OLY 18-012 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 12/7/2018
Ruling Text: On Friday, August 11, 2017, Wilfrido Montano was declared ineligible by ruling EMD17-113 for failing to appear to address a financial complaint lodged by Rigoberto Botello. On December 5, 2018 the WHRC received notice that Wilfrido Montano had made restitution for the outstanding debt. Accordingly, Wilfrido Montano is hereby declared eligible to apply for licensing.

WAC 260-28-030

Name: LUCIO ESPIRITU Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-090 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER LUCIO ESPIRITU PLED NO CONTEST FOR "POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND." HE IS FINED $250.00 FOR HAVING IN HIS POSSESSION TWO CAPPED NEEDLES AND A BAGGIE WITH ACETAMINOPHEN AND AMOXICILLIN TABLETS IN HIS VEHICLE WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE AT RP ON 10/12/2018.
Name: VICTORIA MARIA BALDIZAN Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 18-WRD-097 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/4/2018 Suspension End: 3/3/2019
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR VICTORIA M. BALDIZAN PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A QUARTER HORSE UNDER HER SUPERVISION, "TICKETOTHEBIGDANCE", THE 2ND PLACE FINISHER IN THE 6TH RACE AT WRD ON 11/9/2018, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG,"CLENBUTEROL".IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT MS. BALDIZAN SHALL BE FINED $1500.00 AND IS SUSPENDED FOR 90 DAYS, EFFECTIVE 12/4/2018 AND CONTINUING THROUGH 3/3/2019. DURING HER SUSPENSION, MS. BALDIZAN IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURE OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE HORSE IS DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE IN THE 6TH RACE AT WRD ON 11/9/2018.
Name: ANTONIO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 18-WRD-096 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/4/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT THE SAMPLES COLLECTED FROM TH QUARTER HORSE "SOUL CUSTODY"THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 4TH RACE ON 11/2/2018 TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES "ZILPATEROL" AND "CARBAZOCHROME." ON 12/4/2018 THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE IS AT RISK AND REQUIRES EMERGENCY ACTION. THEREFORE, MR. MARTINEZ IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 12/4/2018. AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF MR. MARTINEZ'S SUSPENSION, HE IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER OHRC JURISDICTION.
Name: DAVID RODRIGUEZ-CABERA Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-095 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2018 Suspension End: 12/16/2018
Ruling Text: JOCKEY DAVID RODRIGUEZ--CABRERA WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING AND HAVING PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR CARELESS RIDING. HE IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FROM RACE RIDING FOR 7 DAYS, BEGINNING 12/8/2018 THROUGH 12/14/2018, FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #9 "POLICE CHIEF" TO MOVE SHARPLY INWARD, CAUSING INTERFERENCE TO "1" "SUPER SYD" RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF #9 HORSE FROM 1ST PLACE TO 2ND PLACE IN THE 9TH RACE AT RP ON 12/1/2018. DURING HIS SUSPENSION, MR. CABRERA WILL BE ALLOWED TO RIDE CERTAIN STAKE RACES DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS.
Name: GUMARO CERVANTES ROMO Ruling Date: 12/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP053 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having waived that right, Gumaro Cervantes (ADG #24060) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00), for falsification of your license by failing to disclose his entire criminal record.

The fine set forth herein must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 14, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 15, 2018, through and inclusive of June 13, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R-19-2-106(B)(C); A.A.C. R-19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-104(B); A.R.S. 5-108(A);

Name: Rigo Alberto Sarmiento Ruling Date: 12/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP052 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 262.5 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having waived that right, Jockey Rigo Sarmiento (ADG #24007) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($262.50) for failing to ride his mount out to wire in the seventh race on December 2, 2018, at Turf Paradise Race Course, costing his mount "CRUMLIN DIVA" a position.

The fine set forth herein must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 14, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 15, 2018, through and inclusive of June 13, 2019, 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 violation of and/or in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(3); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(6);

Name: OSBALDO LEYVA Ruling Date: 12/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-257 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Osbaldo Leyva grooms license (Lic. # 292505) is hereby denined having been excluded from Zia Park.

This ruling is written pursuant to and in accordence with 16.47.1.8.L(g) has been or is currently excluded from association grounds by a recognized racing jurisdiction;

Name: MANUEL LOPEZ GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-256 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 Manuel Gutierrez was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 3, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “Stuntin Like Daddy”, in the 2nd race on December 2, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Manuel Gutierrez in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 2, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: JUAN CESAR TORRES-CASAS Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP049 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Juan Cesar Torres-Casas (ADG #16242) is restored to good standing and is eligible to be licensed.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(3); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(6)

Name: Raymond William Taylor Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP050 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having waived that right, Owner Raymond Taylor (ADG #23988) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00), for falsification of your license by failing to disclose your entire criminal record.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 13, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 14, 2018 through and inclusive of June 12, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R-19-2-106(B)(C); A.A.C. R-19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-104(B); A.R.S. 5-108(A);

Name: MANUEL ORTIZ Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP048 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on December 3, 2018, Trainer Manuel Ortiz (ADG #11080) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN ($210.00) for the unauthorized scratch of the horse "GRAND PALAIS", resulting in a late scratch in the fifth race on December 3, 2018.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 13, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 14, 2018 through and inclusive of June 12, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111; A.A.C. R19-2-113(A)(6)(18); A.A.C. R19-2-121

Name: JAYSEN LUCAS BRUMMER Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP051 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 262.5 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 12/14/2018 Suspension End: 12/20/2018
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing, and having appeared, groom Jaysen Lucas Brummer (ADOR License #22210) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) plus 5% to the Race Horse Adoption Fund for a total of TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($262.50) for disorderly conduct by acting in a verbally abusive and threatening manner to another licensee on the backside of Turf Paradise Race Course on November 13, 2018. Jaysen Lucas Brummer is also suspended seven (7) calendar days while being given credit for time served as a result of serving a seven (7) day trespass imposed by Turf Paradise Race Course from November 14, 2018, through November 20, 2018, for the same offense.

The fine set forth herein must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 13, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 14, 2018, through and inclusive of June 12, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106.(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(10); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(3); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(6)

Name: GUILLERMO MORALES Ruling Date: 12/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP047 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/3/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Guillermo Morales (ADOR License #18662) is hereby summarily suspended pending his restoration to good standing by the California Horse Racing Board (outstanding ruling LAQL #313 originated at Los Alamitos Race Course).

During the term of his suspension Guillermo Morales is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Racing.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(12); A.A.C. R19-2-121.E(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121.E(3)

Name: FRANCISCO J SERNA Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-255 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Jockey’s license issued to Francisco Javier Serna is herby rescinded without prejudice as he has been issued a groom’s and exercise rider’s license.

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

Name: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-251 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Carlos Alvidrez was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 2, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Carlos Alvidrez failing to insure his owner was licensed prior to race for entry “BOOGIE TO GO”, which resulted in a late scratch from the 6th race on December 1, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Carlos Alvidrez in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 2, 2019 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.12(X) Horse ineligible A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and /or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission. 16.47.1.10 (C)(17) Trainer Responsibility: The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing; horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed 16.47.1.10 (C)(16) Trainer Responsibility The Trainer is responsible for disclosure of the true and entire ownership of each horse in their care, custody or control; any change in ownership must be reported immediately to, and approved by, the stewards and recorded by the racing secretary 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOE DAN COOKE Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-252 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DVM, Joe D. Cooke , was duly notified and represented by Paulina Rojero before the Board of Stewards on December 2, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Joe D. Cooke giving the lasix to the wrong horse, which resulted in the scratch of entry “CHASE N FREEDOM” in the 4th race on November 17, 2018.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Joe D. Cooke in the amount of five hundred dollars, ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 2, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: FRANCISCO ARRIETA Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP046 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 52.5 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing and having waived that right, Jockey Francisco Arrieta (ADG #22564) is hereby fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total FIFTY TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($52.50) For failing to attend films on December 1, 2018, as instructed by the Board of Stewards.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 11, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 12, 2018 through and inclusive of June 10, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C R19-2-106 (C); A.A.C. R-19-2-121(E)

Name: MANUEL ESTRADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-254 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/10/2018 Suspension End: 12/16/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Manuel Estrada was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards December 2, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 5th race on December 1, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack, while aboard “CAESAR GERMANICUS”. (Bore out shortly after the start into outside horses.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Manuel Estrada a suspension of 7 calendar days (December 10, 2018, through December 16, 2018, inclusive). Manuel Estrada is allowed to ride designated races.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish 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)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

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

Name: XAVIER E. RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-250 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: XAVIER RODRIGUEZ failed (FIRST ATTEMPT) the interview portion of the New Mexico Trainers test on December 2, 2018. He is eligible to retake the Trainers test in 30 days, after January 2, 2019.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.10 (A)(2) TRAINERS: A. Eligibility: (2) Applicants not previously licensed as a trainer shall be qualified, as determined by the stewards or other commission designee, by reason of (b) Shall be required to pass a written examination, oral interviews with stewards and a regulatory veterinarian; and demonstrate practical skills. 16.47.1 NMAC 8 (d) Applicants failing the first written/oral examination must wait 30 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (e) Applicants failing the second written/oral examination must wait 60 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (f) Applicants failing the third written/oral examination must wait one year before retaking the trainer’s test. 16.47.1.10 (D)(2)Assistant trainers Qualifications for obtaining an assistant trainer's license shall be prescribed by the stewards and the commission may include those requirements prescribed in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of 16.47.1.10 NMAC. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: MARTIN YBARRA Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-249 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: MARTIN CORTEZ YBARRA, JR. failed (FIRST ATTEMPT) the written portion of the New Mexico Trainers test on December 1, 2018. He is eligible to retake the Trainers test in 30 days, after January 1, 2019.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.10 (A)(2) TRAINERS: A. Eligibility: (2) Applicants not previously licensed as a trainer shall be qualified, as determined by the stewards or other commission designee, by reason of (b) Shall be required to pass a written examination, oral interviews with stewards and a regulatory veterinarian; and demonstrate practical skills. 16.47.1 NMAC 8 (d) Applicants failing the first written/oral examination must wait 30 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (e) Applicants failing the second written/oral examination must wait 60 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (f) Applicants failing the third written/oral examination must wait one year before retaking the trainer’s test. 16.47.1.10 (D)(2)Assistant trainers Qualifications for obtaining an assistant trainer's license shall be prescribed by the stewards and the commission may include those requirements prescribed in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of 16.47.1.10 NMAC. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: EDGAR S MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-253 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/10/2018 Suspension End: 12/16/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Edgar S. Martinez was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 2, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 7th race on December 1, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack, while aboard “MISS FREIGTTRAIN Z”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 1st place to 4th place. (Bore in sharply causing interference with inside horses.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Edgar S. Martinez a suspension of 7 calendar days (December 10, 2018, through December 16, 2018, inclusive ). Edgar S. Martinez is allowed to ride designated races.

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

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

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

Name: RONALD J PAOLUCCI Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #18-0112 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Ronald J. Paolucci (D.O.B. 9/16/1969)

Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number E301466 taken from I’M IN A HURRY, who finished fourth in the first race at Churchill Downs on November 8, 2018 contained betamethasone at a level of 32.5+/-2.2 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards, I’M IN A HURRY is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. All purse monies must be returned to the association. The purse of this race is ordered redistributed as follows:

THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH IS:

1st # 3 MUTATION 2nd # 5 ROYAL SQUEEZE 3rd # 8 WHO CARES 4th # 9 ESPOSITO 5th # 7 EMMETT’S DREAM 6th # 4 GIFTED JUSTICE

Disqualified # 2 I’M IN A HURRY

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: DOUGLAS C GOODMAN Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #18-0113 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Douglas C. Goodman (D.O.B. 9/28/1971)

Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number E301484 taken from BENEDICTION, who finished fourth in the tenth race at Churchill Downs on November 8, 2018 contained methylprednisolone at a level of 348+/-21 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. BENEDICTION is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-248 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Carlos Gonzalez was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 1, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Juan Carlos Gonzalez failing to have sufficient works for entry “WHAT HUH”, which resulted in a scratch in the 1st race on December 1, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Juan Carlos Gonzalez in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 1, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.11( A) WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS 15.2.5.12 (L) HORSES INELIGABLE 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY

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

Name: Juan Carlos Rivas Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-247 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/9/2018 Suspension End: 12/15/2018
Ruling Text:

Jockey Juan Carlos Rivas was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards December 1, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on November 24, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack, while aboard “EYES ON TEQUILA”. (Bore in throughout, under right handed whip, causing interference with inside horses.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Juan Carlos Rivas a suspension of 7 calendar days (December 9, 2018, through December 15, 2018, inclusive). Juan Carlos Rivas is allowed to ride designated races.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish 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)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

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

Name: DAVID ARTHUR BROCKHILL Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP045 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on December 1, 2018, Jockey Agent David Arthur Brockhill (ADOR #23869) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failure to conduct business in a proper manner (named on a horse at the draw in the sixth race on Monday, December 3, 2018, without consent from the trainer, necessitating a late jockey change).

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 11, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 12, 2018, 2018 through and inclusive of June 10, 2019, 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. Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Revised Statutes Reference: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-110(E); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: SUE E GOODMAN Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #18-0114 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Track: Turfway Park Date: December 1, 2018 Owner: Sue E. Goodman (D.O.B. 3/12/1947)

Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number E301484 taken from BENEDICTION, who finished fourth in the tenth race at Churchill Downs on November 8, 2018 contained methylprednisolone at a level of 348+/-21 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards, BENEDICTION is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. All purse monies must be returned to the association. The purse of this race is ordered redistributed as follows: THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH IS: 1st # 1 DUE TO HIS CHARM 2nd # 6 TENSWEEP 3rd # 5 UNION BOWMAN 4th # 3 FROST OR FRIPPERY 5th #11 AITUTAKI 6th # 9 JOEY B 7th #10 AVIATOR PARKS 8th # 2 MARK MY WAY 9th # 7 RED AGAIN 10th #12 FEROCIOUS TIGER 11th # 8 HOT DAD Disqualified # 4 BENEDICTION

810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3) 810 KAR 1:017 Section (6)(7) 810 KAR 1:028 Section 4, subsection (3)(a)(c) BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: ANTHONY QUARTAROLO Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #18-0111 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Anthony Quartarolo (D.O.B. 1/16/1947)

Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number E301466 taken from I’M IN A HURRY, who finished fourth in the first race at Churchill Downs on November 8, 2018 contained betamethasone at a level of 32.5+/-2.2 pg/ml in blood (Class C drug). After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. I’M IN A HURRY is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: RANDY KURT RENNON Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-246 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2018 Suspension End: 12/4/2018
Ruling Text: Owner Randy Rennon (Summer Knights Stable INC) was duly notified , failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance,before the Board of Stewards on December 1, 2018. The hearing was in regards to an outstanding financial obligation owed Kevin Lewis for training services in the amount of $3,355.00 dollars.

The Board of Stewards hereby order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Randy Rennon (Summer Knights Stable INC.) be suspended starting December 1, 2018 and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made to Kevin Lewis for training services in the amount of $3,355.00 dollars.

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

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

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

Name: RANDY KURT RENNON Ruling Date: 12/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-246-REST Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2018 Suspension End: 12/4/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-246 - Owner Randy Rennon (Summer Knights Stable INC) Restored to Good Standing having satisfied financial obligation per rulling 2018-ZIA-246
Name: Daniel A. Adams Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23147 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Issued a non cashable to the LSRC in the amount of $5. Owes $30.
Name: JOSE LEON Ruling Date: 11/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP040 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 52.5 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on November 27, 2018, Jockey Jose A Leon (ADG #23902) is hereby fined fifty dollars ($50.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of fifty two dollars and fifty cents ($52.50) for failing to attend films on November 25, 2018, as instructed by the Board of Stewards.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 7, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 8, 2018, through and inclusive of June 6, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C R19-2-106 (C); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: JOSEPH PAUL SMITH Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23141 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Late to the paddock for race 3 on November 17, 2018 at Fair Grounds Race Course
Name: SARAH E DELANY Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23146 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entered Changwwilldoyagood in the 5th race on December 7, 2018 at Delta Downs for less than the required claiming price prior to the expiration of the 30th day.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23145 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Fast Steel in the 6th race on November 29, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ORLANDO OROZCO Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23139 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Mimi By The River in the 5th race on November 28, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
 
Name: MONIQUE COHEN Ruling Date: 11/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-114 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/8/2019 Suspension End: 5/7/2019
Ruling Text: On 10/24/18, Industrial Labs reported a TCO2 overage for MY MIND IS MADEUP from a pre-race sample taken at PRC on 10/15/18 for Race 11. After a hearing on 11/26/18, trainer Monique Cohen is hereby suspended for thirty days beginning Monday 4/8/19 through and including 5/7/19. In addition, all purse monies, if any, must be forfeited.
Name: HEIDI JO GIBBS Ruling Date: 11/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-113 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Heidi Gibbs did present her horse, PERFECT MAVERICK, late to Lasix on 11/29/18 for Race 2 at PRC and is hereby fined $100.
Name: JOSE LUIS DAVILA Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23138 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to fulfill his riding engagements on 11-21 through 11-24-18 At Evangelie Downs.
Name: CRUZ OMAR PEREZ HIGUERA Ruling Date: 11/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP043 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 262.5 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/14/2018 Suspension End: 1/12/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on November 14, 2018, Owner Cruz Omar Perez-Higuera (ADG# 21293) is hereby suspended sixty (60) days, November 14, 2018 - January 13, 2019, and fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two hundred sixty two dollars and fifty cents ($262.50), for working in the barn area without the proper license and having confirmed the use of Marijuana earlier in the morning. The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 7, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 8, 2018, through and inclusive of June 6, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(76); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-108(A)

Name: Bryant K Sears Ruling Date: 11/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-111 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 11/26/18 trainer Bryant Sears did leave his horse, BIG BAD GEORGE, unattended in the paddock, delaying the TCO2 testing process. Trainer Sears is hereby fined $100.
Name: PEDRO HERNANDEZ SANDOVAL Ruling Date: 11/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP044 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on November 27, 2018, Trainer Pedro Hernandez Sandoval (ADG #11080) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN ($210.00) for the unauthorized scratch of the horse "FACE VALUED", resulting in a late scratch in the seventh race on November 27, 2018.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 8, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 9, 2018 through and inclusive of June 7, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111; A.A.C. R19-2-113(A)(6)(18); A.A.C. R19-2-121

Name: JULIO GARCIA Ruling Date: 11/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #18-0110 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey: Julio A. Garcia (D.O.B. 9/15/1962)

After failing to appear before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS for failure to fulfill your riding engagement at Churchill Downs on November 24, 2018. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

810 KAR 1:009 Section 10

By Order of the Stewards

Name: ISAI V GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23137 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Entered Stage Show in the 5th race on November 28, 2018 at Delta Downs for less than the required claiming price prior to the expiration of the 30th day.
Name: MITCHELL D CUSHING Ruling Date: 11/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-112 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving SEE ME STREAKIN at PRC in Race 10 on 11/27/18, driver Mitchell Cushing did cause interference to MIC WOODROW in the stretch, causing a placing. Mr. Cushing is hereby fined $100 in addition to the horse being first, placed second.
Name: JOE P TOYE Ruling Date: 11/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP042 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on November 26, 2018, Owner/Trainer Joseph Paul Toye (ADG #12003) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failing to have the foal certificate papers on file for the horse "UNCLE ACKIE" for the 4th race on November 26, 2018, resulting in a late scratch.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 7, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 8, 2018, through and inclusive of June 6, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B); A.A.C. R19-2-113(B)(1); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: LUIS RENE YESCAS Ruling Date: 11/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP039 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/1/2018 Suspension End: 12/7/2018
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared telephonically, Jockey Luis Rene Yescas (ADG #17900) is hereby suspended seven (7) racing days (December 1,2,3,4,5,8,9, 2018, inclusive) for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch, thereby resulting in the disqualification of his mount, "MATTS CORONA", from third place to last in the second race on November 24, 2018. An aggravating factor considered in the penalty was that a spill was involved.

This suspension does not preclude Jockey Luis Rene Yescas from riding in designated races.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); R19-2-119(C)(6); R19-2-119(C)(7); R19-2-121(E)(2); R19-2-121(E)(3); R19-2-121(E)(6)

Name: ANTHONY F MONTOYA Ruling Date: 11/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-244 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Anthony Montoya, was duly notified , failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on November 27, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Anthony Montoya submitting claims for two entries in the 10th race on October 27, 2018, at Zia Park racetrack, which resulted in both claims being voided.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Anthony Montoya. in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 27, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.4.8(E)(5) CLAIMING RACES PROHIBITIONS A person shall not claim more than one horse in a race. No authorized agent shall submit more than one claim for the same horse in a race, even if the authorized agent represents several owners.

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

Name: Cecilia Carrillo Ruling Date: 11/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP041 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/7/2018 Suspension End: 6/4/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having failed to appear on time, Groom Cecilia Carrillo (ADG #28330) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00), for falsification of your license by failing to disclose her criminal record.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 7, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 8, 2018, through and inclusive of June 6, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R-19-2-106(B)(C); A.A.C. R-19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-104(B); A.R.S. 5-108(A);

Name: ELVIN GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 11/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-237 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 Elvin Gonzalez was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 26, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “Al Rhythm”, in the 7th race on November 25, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines, Elvin Gonzalez , in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before December 26, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: FLORENT GEROUX Ruling Date: 11/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Turfway Park
Ruling Number: #18-0109 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/5/2018 Suspension End: 12/7/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey: Florent Geroux (D.O.B. 7/16/1986)

After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Florent Geroux who rode NEW COLOSSUS in the twelfth race at Churchill Downs on November 23, 2018, is suspended three (3) racing days, December 5 through December 7, 2018 (inclusive) for careless riding that resulted in the disqualification of his mount.

810 KAR 1:016 Section 13

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: GILBERT AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23134 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Tempting Bye Dash  in the 9th race on November 23, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ROBERT MECHE Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23133 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Cobra Stone  in the 3rd race on November 23, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JOSUE HUITRON Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23135 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter C Breeze  in the 10th race on November 23, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Beatriz Sanchez-Carrillo Ruling Date: 11/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-230 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Beatriz Sanchez-Carrillo was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 21, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Beatriz Sanchez-Carrillo failing to be present in the paddock or notify the stewards of another trainer or assistant trainer to saddle entry “GIMMIE A REASON” in the 3rd race on November 3, 2018, at Zia Park.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Beatriz Sanchez-Carrillo in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 24, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: Juan A. Carrillo Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23127 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Toast To Logan  in the 8th race on November 20, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: MICHAEL EDWARD EATON Ruling Date: 11/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-108 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving ROCKY GROUND in Race 6 at PRC driver Mike Eaton did cause interference in the stretch and is hereby fined $100 in addition to the horse being third, placed seventh.
Name: LOUIS ALFRED LEE Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23126 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Cajun Quick Step  in the 3rd race on November 20, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: RANDY BICKMORE Ruling Date: 11/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-106 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 11/19/18 trainer Randy Bickmore did present his horse TERROR PRINCE late to Lasix at PRC for Race 2.
Name: DOMINIC ANDRES RIVERA Ruling Date: 11/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-224 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Dominic Rivera was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 19, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Dominic Rivera failing to be present in the paddock or notify the stewards of another trainer or assistant trainer to saddle entry “DOMINATING” in the 7th race on October 22, 2018, at Zia Park.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Dominic Rivera in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 21, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: AMY l TAGGART Ruling Date: 11/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-107 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 11/20/18 trainer Amy Taggart did present her horse KING OTRA late to Lasix at PRC for Race 2.
Name: WALLACE R WATSON Ruling Date: 11/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-110 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving COUGAR BAIT in Race 4 at PRC on 11/19/18, driver Wally Watson did cause interference to trailing horses approaching the 1/4/ pole and is hereby fined $100 in addition to the horse being second, placed eighth.
Name: ROBERT A KENNEY Ruling Date: 11/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-109 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving TEXACO MAN in Race 1 at PRC, driver Robert Kenney did cause interference in the stretch and is hereby fined $100 in addition to the horse being third, placed fourth.
Name: RICHARD REDDER Ruling Date: 11/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 4 on 11/3/18, No. 1 STATE STREET LIZ prerace tested with excess levels of TCO2 and pH resulting in the horse being scratched. This being the second such violation , trainer Richard Redder is fined $1000.00 and issued a 30-day full suspension starting 3/29/2019 through 4/27/2019 (inclusive). *As per Indiana Horse Racing Commission rules the suspension will begin at the start of the 2019 Hoosier Park race meet. 
Name: CHRISTINA LOUISE DUTIL-ZEHENDER Ruling Date: 11/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Trainer Christina Zehender is fined $100 for failing to have a current negative Piroplasmosis test for a "Qf Princess Elsa" as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so she could participate in the Ninth (9) race on October 16, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: SAMUEL D WIDGER Ruling Date: 11/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 6 on 11/3/18, Mr. Widger violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. 
Name: JOSE FRANCISCO ARRIOLA SERRANO Ruling Date: 11/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP038A Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 210 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on November 20, 2018, Jockey Jose Francisco Arriola Serrano (ADOR #21841) is hereby fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two hundred ten dollars ($210.00) for misuse of the whip while aboard #4 "WI BIG TASTY" in the second race on November 18, 2018.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by November 30, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 1, 2018, through and inclusive of May 30, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-109.E(6); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: KEVIN ANDREW LEWIS Ruling Date: 11/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP036 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on November 19, 2018, Owner/Trainer Kevin Andrew Lewis (ADG #12516) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failing to have the foal certificate papers on file for the horse "WYATT" for the 8th race on November 19, 2018, resulting in a late scratch.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by November 29, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning November 20, 2018 through and inclusive of May 29, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B); A.A.C. R19-2-113(B)(1); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: FERNANDO CARRETE Ruling Date: 11/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-216 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fernando Carrete, failed (FIRST ATTEMPT) the written portion of the New Mexico Trainers test on November 18, 2018. He is eligible to retake the Trainers test in 30 days, after December 18, 2018 (Due to the closing of the Zia Park meet, he must retest at Sunland Park Racetrack.)

This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.10 (A)(2) TRAINERS: A. Eligibility: (2) Applicants not previously licensed as a trainer shall be qualified, as determined by the stewards or other commission designee, by reason of (b) Shall be required to pass a written examination, oral interviews with stewards and a regulatory veterinarian; and demonstrate practical skills. 16.47.1 NMAC 8 (d) Applicants failing the first written/oral examination must wait 30 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (e) Applicants failing the second written/oral examination must wait 60 days before retaking the trainer’s test. (f) Applicants failing the third written/oral examination must wait one year before retaking the trainer’s test. 16.47.1.10 (D)(2)Assistant trainers Qualifications for obtaining an assistant trainer's license shall be prescribed by the stewards and the commission may include those requirements prescribed in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of 16.47.1.10 NMAC. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: SCOTT OWEN ROLLINS Ruling Date: 11/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-105 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 10/25/18 Industrial Labs reported a Funixin post-race overage for HAILSTORM VOLO from Race 7 on 10/25/18. Trainer Scott Rollins waived his right to a split sample and hearing and is hereby fined $100.
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 11/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-103 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 10/12/18, Industrial Labs reported a post-race positive race test result from MAJORBUCKS for Altrenogest, a class 4C drug. The horse participated in Race 12 and finished second at PRC on 10/2/18. After waiving her right to a split sample and a hearing on 11/13/18 trainer Elisha Lafreniere is ordered to return all purse monies won ($4,000).
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 11/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-104 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After a hearing at PRC on 11/13/18, trainer Elisha Lafreniere is hereby fined $250 for conduct detrimental to the best interest of racing which included offensive and profane language to employees and officials, stemming from an incident in the paddock on 11/5/18.
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 11/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-102 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 10/12/18, Industrial Labs reported a post-race positive test result from BOWEDFORTYOVA for Altrenogest, a class 4C drug. The horse participated in Race 10 and finished second at PRC on 10/2/18. After waiving her right to a split sample and a hearing on 11/13/18, trainer Elisha Lafreniere is fined $500 and ordered to return all purse monies won ($1,450).
Name: ADRIAN QUINONES-GALLEGOS Ruling Date: 11/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Washington Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: OLY 18-011 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/14/2018 Suspension End: 12/10/2018
Ruling Text: The WHRC trainer's license of Adrian Quinones-Gallegos is hereby suspended for failing to provide employees financial relief from injury. Adrian Quinones-Gallegos failed to make the required Labor and Industries premium payment for September 2018. Additionally, Adrian Quinones-Gallegos is hereby assessed a fine of $100.00. When payment of the past due amount of $19.00 is received , along with the assessed fine, Adrian Quinones-Gallegos will be eligible for reinstatement.

WAC 260-28-235

During the term of this suspension Adrian Quinones-gallegos is denied access to and privileges of any and all restricted areas coming under the jurisdiction of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.

You have the right to challenge this executive secretary ruling. If you wish to challenge this ruling, you must file a request for a hearing before the Commission within seven (7) days of service of this ruling. The request must be filed with an office of the Commission and must include your name, address, telephone number, signature and a statement of the basis for the challenge to the ruling. If such request for hearing is not filed with the Commission within the seven days or in the format listed above, then you are deemed to have waived your rights to a hearing before the Commission. After seven days, if you have not filed a request for a hearing before the Commission the Executive Secretary penalty will be imposed.

Name: JOSUE HUITRON Ruling Date: 11/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23113 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $30 owes $55.
Name: HENRY DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-193 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Henry Dominguez was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Henry Dominguez failing to have entry “SELECTION PARK” properly tattooed, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 1st race on November 6, 2018 at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Henry Dominguez in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 12, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.12 (B) INELIGIBLE HORSES A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is not fully identified and tattooed on the inside of the upper lip 16.47.1.10 (C)(5) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY The trainer is responsible for the proper identity, custody, care, health, condition, and safety of horses in their charge.

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

Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 11/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-195 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jaime Parga-Leos was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 12, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Jaime Parga-Leos’s excessive use of the whip on his mount “DADDYS SIXY CARTEL” during the running of the 7th race on November 11, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Parga-Leos in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 12, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)Jockeys Notice of Hearing 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: HENRY DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-190 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 Henry Dominguez was duly notified and waived his right to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 3, 2018, regarding a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The certificate of analysis was for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C MINOR drug) found in test sample E290523 taken from the SECOND place finisher FROSTY” following the 3rd race, on October 16, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.70 ±.35 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Henry Dominguez.

Steve W. Wilson and Patrick Aguilar, the owners of record for horse “FROSTY”, was notified that their trainer waived his right to a 10-day notice and formal hearing on November 3, 2018. This is Steve W. Wilson and Patrick Aguilar’s FIRST Class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period. For Henry Dominguez’s FIRST Class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a warning letter, per 15.2.6.9(B)(6)Penalty Recommendations If the trainer has not had more than one violation involving a drug that carries a category C penalty within the previous two years, the stewards are encouraged to issue a warning in lieu of a fine provided the reported level in phenylbutazone is below 3.0 micrograms per milliliter absent of aggravating factors.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1-3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations

Name: JANSEN GERARD MELANCON Ruling Date: 11/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-184 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JANSEN GERARD MELANCON was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to JANSEN GERARD MELANCON’s excessive use of the whip on his mount “ALL BLINGED UP” during the running of the 5th race on November 10, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

Aggravating Circumstances: Horse had welts in the flank area following the race.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines JANSEN GERARD MELANCON in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 12, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)Jockeys Notice of Hearing 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN PABLO ANDRADE Ruling Date: 11/10/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-288 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/17/2018 Suspension End: 11/23/2018
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JUAN P. ANDRADE, WHO RODE “KNOCKOUT JESS” IN THE SIXTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON NOVEMBER 9, 2018, IS SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (NOVEMBER 17 TH, 18 TH AND 23RD 2018) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE AFTER THE START, CAUSING INTERFERENCE. THIS CONSTITUES A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES-CARELESS RIDING).

. PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1766 (DESIGNATED RACES). THE TERM OF SUSPENSION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN DESIGNATED RACES.

Name: JOSE CASTELLANOS PINA Ruling Date: 11/10/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-287 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 239 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/10/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER JOSE PINA, HAVING FAILED TO RESPOND TO CHARGES ALLEGING VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY- $239.00 TO EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE LRO, Inc.,) 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 JOSE PINA ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE). JOSE PINA IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: JAMES VINCENT HARRIS Ruling Date: 11/10/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-286 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 594 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/10/2018 Suspension End: 11/11/2018
Ruling Text: OWNER JAMES VINCENT HARRIS, HAVING FAILED TO RESPOND TO CHARGES ALLEGING VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY- $594.00 TO EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE LRO, Inc.,) 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 JAMES VINCENT HARRIS ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE). JAMES VINCENT HARRIS IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: JAMES VINCENT HARRIS Ruling Date: 12/10/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-286-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 594 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/10/2018 Suspension End: 11/11/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-LA-286 - Restored to Good Standing FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, RULING #286, ISSUED AT LOS ALAMITOS QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSSOCIATION AGAINST OWNER JAMES VINCENT HARRIS ON NOVEMBER 10, 2018, IS RESCINDED. OWNER JAMES VINCENT HARRIS IS RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING.
Name: JOSE JULIO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 11/10/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-284 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER JOSE GONZALEZ, HAVING OFFERED PROOF OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, IS RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING. LAQHRA RULING #184, ISSUED AT LOS ALAMITOS QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSOCIATION ON NOVEMBER 17, 2012, IS SET ASIDE
Name: ARTURO RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/10/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-285 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1199 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/10/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER ARTURO RODRIGUEZ, dba CORNING HORSE TRAINING, HAVING FAILED TO RESPOND TO CHARGES ALLEGING VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY- $1,199.00 TO EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE LRO, Inc.,) 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 ARTURO RODRIGUEZ, dba CORNING HORSE TRAINING ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE). ARTURO RODRIGUEZ, dba CORNING HORSE TRAINING IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: CESAR FRANCO Ruling Date: 11/9/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-282 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY CESAR FRANCO IS FINED ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($150.00)* 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-THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE SIXTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON NOVEMBER 4, 2018.
Name: BRANDON LEON BATES Ruling Date: 11/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 10 on 11/7/18, Mr. Bates violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: ROBERTO MAGADA DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 11/9/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-281 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/16/2018 Suspension End: 12/15/2018
Ruling Text: PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF A STIPULATED AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD, TRAINER ROBERTO DOMINGUEZ, WHO STARTED THE HORSE “RAZZEL DAZZEL” IN THE SEVENTH RACE FINISHING FIRST AT LOS ALAMITOS ON AUGUST 17, 2018 IS SUSPENDED SIXTY (60) DAYS, FINED THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3000.00)* AND PLACED ON PROBATION FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING PURSUANT TO CHRB RULE #1887 (a)(TRAINER OR OWNER TO INSURE CONDITION OF HORSE) FOR VIOLATION OF CHRB RULES #1843 (a),(b) AND (d)(MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES – CLENBUTEROL #1843.1(b)(PROHIBITED DRUG SUBSTANCES) AND #1844(e)(6)(4)(AUTHORIZED MEDICATION). FOR CAUSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE SIXTY (60) DAY SUSPENSION ARE STAYED PROVIDED MR. DOMINGUEZ IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF CHRB RULES AND REGULATIONS #1843, #1843.6 AND #1887 REGARDING CLASS I, II, OR III DRUG SUBSTANCES DURING THE TERM OF PROBATION. IF MR. DOMINGUEZ VIOLATES A CONDTION OF HIS PROBATION, THE ABOVE REFERENCED THIRTY (30) DAY STAY OF SUSPENSION SHALL BE LIFTED AND THE ACTUAL SUSPENSION SHALL BE IMPOSED AFTER NOTICE AND HEARING. THE THIRTY (30) DAY SUSPENSION SHALL BE SERVED FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2018 THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2018.
Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 11/9/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-283 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
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 ($100.00)* 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 WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE NINTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON NOVEMBER 4, 2018.
Name: KELSEY JELENE FREE Ruling Date: 11/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-046-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/7/2018 Suspension End: 12/6/2018
Ruling Text: Kelsey Free having failed a human drug test is issued a 30 day full suspension of her DHRC license beginning 11/7/18 to and including 12/6/18. Kelsey Free was positive for AMPHETAMINES. DHRC rule: 5.1.8.5.2 and is responsible for the failed test $28.25.
Name: Sheena L McElhiney Ruling Date: 11/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-101 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/12/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: On 10/16/18 Industrial Labs reported a TCo2 overage for NOT SO SWEET from a pre-race sample taken at PRC on 10/16/18 for Race 7. After a hearing on 11/1/18, trainer Sheena McElhiney is hereby suspended for thirty days beginning Monday 11/12/18. In addition any purse monies must be forfeited.
Name: RICHARD L MACOMBER Ruling Date: 11/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 10 on 11/3/18, Mr. Macomber, while whipping within the IHRC whipping guidelines, did leave a welt on the horse U'LL LEARN. 
Name: ANDREW JAMIE VALENZUELA Ruling Date: 11/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Andrew Valenzuela is suspended pending payment of three (3) bad checks that total $1180 to Indiana Grand, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (6). The person has demonstrated financial irresponsibility by issuing checks that are dishonored or not paid.
Name: JESSE EDWARD RAMOS Ruling Date: 11/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-180 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/6/2018 Suspension End: 1/4/2019
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Jesse E. Ramos, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, November 6, 2018 pending the outcome of his hearing on November 13, 2018, @ 8:45 a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs Nm.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found test sample #E290583 taken from the second place finisher (trained by Jesse E. Ramos), “BOSS REGARD”, in the 10th race on October 21, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds; the fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JESSE EDWARD RAMOS Ruling Date: 11/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-180-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/6/2018 Suspension End: 1/4/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-180 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer Jesse Ramos was summarily suspended on November 6, 2018 and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing, before the Board of Stewards on November 13, 2018, where he waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal disciplinary hearing. The hearing was in regards to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the controlled substance and prohibited drug (class 3 penalty B) “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “BOSS REGARD” (Test Sample #: E290583) who finished SECOND place in the 10th race on October 21, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jesse Ramos.

Cesar Sanchez, the owner of record for horse “BOSS REGARD”, was notified of this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. His hearing will be held on Novmeber 27, 2018, at 8:45 am in the office of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901W. Millen Drive, Hobbs NM 88240).

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

        1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses retroactive from the summary suspension, November 6, 2018, through January 4, 2019, inclusive.
        2. A (1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        3. Per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j), the Board of Stewards hereby refer Jesse Ramos to the New Mexico Racing Commission for further action if deemed appropriate
During said time of applicable suspension Jesse Ramos is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by, or under the care of Jesse Ramos are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained or owned by, or in the care and custody of Jesse Ramos must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.11 (A)(B)Trainer Responsibility 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: David G Donk Ruling Date: 11/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Suffolk Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-SUF-019 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon receipt of a report from Industrial Labs dated August 22, 2018 that the blood sample taken from the horse Eighth Commandment, which finished first in the second race on August 4, 2018 at Suffolk Downs was found to contain Naproxen at a level of 91 ng/mL, the Suffolk Downs Board of Stewards notified the trainer of the horse, David Donk (DOB 5/29/60 MGC License #139672) of Floral Park, New York of his alleged violations of 205 CMR rules 4:36 (9) and 4:52 (2).

Trainer David Donk waived his right to split sample testing and requested a summary hearing before the Suffolk Downs Board of Stewards. A summary hearing was held on August 24, 2018. The Suffolk Downs Board of Stewards fined Mr. Donk for the sum of $500 (five-hundred dollars).

The horse Eighth Commandment is hereby disqualified and placed last. The new order of finish is: 1st Seein' an' Believing, 2nd Trulamo, 3rd North Latitiude, 4th Echale Salsita, 5th Eyerish Inspired, 6th Brilliant Kitten, 7th High Heeled, 8th Believe Me Babe, 9th Eighth Commandment.

Name: RODOLFO CELAYA - ARVIZU Ruling Date: 11/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 18-19TP016 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 105 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/15/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on November 4, 2018, Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu-Celaya (ADG #10784) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failure to fulfill his riding engagements on October 28, 2018 at Turf Paradise Race Course.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by November 14, 2018, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning November 15, 2018 through and inclusive of May 14, 2019, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-109(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: ANTONIO MERAZ Ruling Date: 11/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Antonio Meraz has surrendered his Indiana Assistant Trainers license as he no longer is working in that capacity, Mr. Meraz has been granted a Trainers license.
Name: FRED L JACKSON Ruling Date: 11/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:  Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, Co. the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, that blood sample #E267810 had tested positive in blood for "Cardarine" (GW501516) (2.6 ng/ml), a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2 (a), No horse participating in a race shall carry in its body any foreign substance. A finding by the chemist or commission designee that a foreign substance is present in the test sample shall be "prima facie" evidence that such foreign substance was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. Such a finding shall also be taken as "prima facie" evidence that the trainer and his or her agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse have been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. The Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that blood sample #E267810 was obtained from "Silk Chrome", third place finisher of the first (1) race on June 23, 2018. The trainer of record for "Silk Chrome" was Fred L. Jackson.Trainer Jackson was notified of the results of the test on "Silk Chrome" and was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the board of Stewards. He Elected to have the split sample sent to Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory which confirmed the presence of "Cardarine" (Gw501516) in blood in sample #E267810.Trainer Jackson then waived his right to a hearing in the matter and agreed to the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Fred L. Jackson was the trainer of record for "Silk Chrome" on June 23, 2018 at the time "Cardarine" (GW501516) was found in the blood sample provided by "Silk Chrome" following the first race.2. "Cardarine" (GW501516) is a Foreign substance that is a "Prohibited" substance.3. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated 2.6 ng/ml of "Cardarine" (GW501516) had been detected in the blood of "Silk Chrome";4. Trainer Jackson availed himself of the right to have the split sample tested. He chose Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory which confirmed the presence of "Cardarine" (GW501516) in sample #E26810 in blood for "Silk Chrome".5. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a) (2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medications, in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of third parties. 6. The Stewards FIND Mr. Jackson in Violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2 (a) for testing positive for a foreign substance in blood, "Cardarine" (GW501516) in "Silk Chrome" in the first (1) race on June 23, 2018. "Cardarine" (GW501516) is a class "2" drug with a "A" penalty, this is Mr. Jackson first offense in a 365 day period  by the Uniform Classification Guidelines Penalties of the Model Rules.Pursuant to the Guidelines noted above and the rules of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1. Trainer Jackson is fined $500;2. Trainer Jackson will receive a 365-day suspension from November 6th, 2018 through November 5th, 2019. Mr. Jackson will receive a stay of ninety two (92) days from August 6th, 2019 through November 5th, 2019. To be eligible for licensing all purse money's and fines are to be paid by August 6th, 2019. If Mr. Jackson incurs a medication violation during his stay, Mr. Jackson will have to serve the remaining ninety two (92) days of his suspension.3. "Silk Chrome" is disqualified from third place for the purpose of receiving purse money. Owners Fred and Gina Jackson is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by "Silk Chrome" ($4,340) in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse for the first (1) race on June 23, 2018 as follows:1. #1 Midwest Justice................................4. #3 Sir Dagan2. #7 Kamacha...........................................5. #6 I'm Worth It3. #5 Still MineUnder IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1, points are assigned to medication violations. Since "Cardarine" (GW501516) is a Class "2" Non-Controlled substance with a Class "A" penalty under the Uniform Classification of Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties, Mr. Jackson also will receive six (6) penalty points. This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuels payoffs of this race.
Name: TRAVIS SEEKMAN Ruling Date: 11/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 10/31/18, Mr. Seekman failed to drive when programmed in races 7 and 14 resulting in late driver changes. 
Name: BRANDON LEON BATES Ruling Date: 11/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 12 on 10/31/18, Mr. Bates did bear out into No. 3 SKYWAY ATHENA late stretch causing interference. No. 2 SPEEDY JOY riding originally finished fifth was disqualified and placed sixth. 
Name: RICHARD ANGEL BRACHO-FERRE Ruling Date: 11/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Richard Bracho is fined $250 for striking his mount on the head with his whip during the running of the first (1) race on October 30, 2018, a violation oh IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (f) (7) (A).
Name: GUSTAVO ALMANZA Ruling Date: 10/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that blood and urine samples #E278418 had tested positive for Clenbuterol (3 pg/mL) in blood which were in excess of the allowable limits of the level of detection in blood , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (5), the Board of Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that samples #E278418 were obtained from "Boticelli", winner of the Tenth race on August 21, 2018. The trainer of record was Gustavo Almanza Jr.Trainer Almanza Jr. was notified of the test results and was advised of his rights to have the split samples sent to an independent laboratory approved by IHRC and to a hearing before the Stewards. He elected to have the split samples sent to the University of Pennsylvania Equine Pharmacology which confirmed the presence of Clenbuterol in Blood.Trainer Almanza Jr. "Requested" his right to a hearing in the matter, on October 30, 2018 the Board of Stewards at Indiana Grand conducted a hearing. Mr Almanza Jr. could not provide any mitigating information to his case and agreed to the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties and b by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Gustavo Almanza Jr. was the trainer of record for "Boticelli" on August 21, 2018 at the time Clenbuterol was found in the blood samples provided by "Boticelli" following the Tenth (10) race.2. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory, is prima facia evidence of a violation of this rule.3. Clenbuterol is not permitted in Quarter horses. 4. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated 3 pg/mL in blood had been detected in samples belonging to "Boticelli" (samples #E278418) which are in excess of the maximum limits.5. The split samples were sent to the University of Pennsylvania Equine Pharmacology which reported the presence of "Clenbuterol" in Blood had been detected in samples #E278418.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards FIND Mr. Almanza Jr. in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2(5) for testing in excess of the maximum allowable limits for Clenbuterol from "Boticelli."Pursuant to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties which have been approved by IHRC, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1. Since this is a first medication violation for Trainer Gustavo Almanza Jr. within 365 days of this offense, Trainer Almanza Jr. is suspended for 15 days starting the first 15 days of the Indiana Grand meeting in 2019.2. Trainer Almanza Jr. is fined $500;3. "Boticelli" is disqualified from first place in the Tenth (10) race on August 21, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money;4. The owner Fredi Salazar of "Boticelli" is ORDERED to return the purse money ($8,800) earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:1--#10 The Crazy Legs Lady ..........................5-#3 Aa Chic Magnet2--#5 Isawyerbabydoll....................................6-#2 Sum Kinda Secret3-#9 Chick On the Beach ..............................7-#7 Grace Appears4.#1 Beaux Jangled...................................8. #8 Flyhichicky5. Under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1, points are assigned to medication violations. Clenbuterol is a Class B drug under the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substances noted above for which Trainer Almanza Jr. receives two points.During his suspension Trainer Almanza Jr. is not permitted at any facilities coming under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.  This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel pay-offs of this race.
Name: SACRAMENTO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 10/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Trainer Sacramento Chavez is fined $100 for failing to declare at the time of entry to discontinue the use of a horse's equipment, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-1-2 (g), which states any approved change of equipment must be declared at the time of entry.
Name: RICHARD CARL PLANO Ruling Date: 10/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Following race 2 on 10/5/18 sample #18101003-023 taken from the horse JESSE STONE was found to contain DEXAMETHASONE at a level above the allowable limit. Tested 32 pg/ml -- limit 5 pg/ml. Mr. Plano as trainer is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 10/5/2018 must be returned and redistributed. Finished 2nd -- $5000.00 to be redistributed as follows: No. 3 SWEET MR PINETUCKY finished third placed second No. 1 MYSTICAL MOTOR finished fourth placed third No. 6 MILFORD'S Z TAM finished fifth placed fourth No. 5 ROCKINTHEPINES finished sixth placed fifth No. 4 JESSE STONE finished second disqualified placed sixth
Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 10/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-164 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/29/2018 Suspension End: 11/4/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos is hereby suspended, effective immediately October 29, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($100) assessed in Ruling 2018-NMS-10. During said time of applicable suspension Jaime Parga Leos is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 11/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-164-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/29/2018 Suspension End: 11/4/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-164 - Restored to Good Standing Jockey Jaime Parga Leos is hereby restored to good standing on November 3, 2018, after paying the fine ($100) assessed in Ruling 2018-NMS-10.
Name: LUIS APODACA DIAZ Ruling Date: 10/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-162 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/29/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis Apodaca-Diaz is hereby suspended, effective immediately October 29, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-NMS-35.

During said time of applicable suspension Luis Apodaca-Diaz is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: LUIS APODACA DIAZ Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-162-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/29/2018 Suspension End: 12/8/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-162 - Restored to Good Standing

Jockey Luis Apodaca-Diaz is hereby restored in good standing on December 8, 2018, after paying the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-NMS-35.

Name: RANDY BICKMORE Ruling Date: 10/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-100 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Randy Bikcmore is hereby fined $50 for a late driver change on RADICAL in Race 3 on 10/29/18.
Name: ALFREDO MORRIS GOMEZ Ruling Date: 10/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-149 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/7/2018 Suspension End: 1/5/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Alfredo Gomez was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on October 28, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” in horse “Ec Abella” (Test Sample #: E283021) who finished SECOND place in the 4th race on August 31, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 56.8±.1 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Alfredo Gomez.

CT Racing, LLC (Alejandro Fuentes), the owner of record for horse “Ec Abella”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This Alejandro Fuentes’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 7, 2018, through January 5, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A ($1,000) thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 28, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine within the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.

Name: JACK A MCCARTNEY Ruling Date: 10/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-151 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 Jack McCartney was duly notified and responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on October 28, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample E282224. The test sample was taken from the second place finisher Jess Excessive” following the 1st race on June 23, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) confirmed Methocarbamol at a level of 3.7±.2 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jack McCartney.

Veronica O. Gonzalez and Alex Sedillo, the owners of record for horse “Jess Excessive”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is their FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 28, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 15.2.6.11(A)(B)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1-3)Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 10/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-136 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Carlos Gonzalez was duly notified , failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on October 23, 2018, for failing to have his entry, “DUST YOU” in the paddock at the designated time for the 3rd race on September 22, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Juan Carlos Gonzalez in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 27, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered

15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. 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.

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

Name: TONY GRANITZ Ruling Date: 10/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Anthony Granitz is fined $250 for an unapproved scratch of "Chicory Blue" in the sixth (6) race on October 26, 2018, fifteen (15) minutes before post time causing wagering to be refunded. Mr. Granitz has engaged in conduct that is against the best interest of horse racing, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-2-2 (d) and #71 IAC 5,5-1-14 (10).
Name: KERRY BRENT WIRTH Ruling Date: 10/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Agent Kerry Wirth is fined $200 for failure to conduct his business in a proper manner on October 26, 2018.
Name: J GUADALUPE AREVALO Ruling Date: 10/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that Hair sample #E250714 taken on October 6, 2018, Industrial Laboratories reported on October 24, 2018 that sample #E250714 had tested positive for Clenbuterol , the use of clenbuterol in quarter horses is not permitted , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2.1(a) (b) (c) , the Board of Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that sample #E250714 was obtained from "Prudish Cartel", fourth (4) place finisher of the First race on October 6, 2018. The trainer of record was J. Guadalupe Arevalo. Trainer Arevalo was notified of the test results. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2.1 (a) (b) (c), (a) No quarter horse participating in a race shall carry in its body clenbuterol in excess of the threshold provided in #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (5). A finding by the chemist or commission designee that clenbuterol in excess of the threshold is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that clenbuterol was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. Such finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his or her agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse have been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. (b) Upon a finding of a violation of this section, whether by pre-race testing or post-race testing, the owners or lessees of the horse from which the specimen was obtained shall forfeit any purse money and any trophy or award. If the purse money, trophy or award is associated with a qualifying race, a positive test for clenbuterol shall render the horse ineligible for any subsequent related race. (c) In the event a sample from a quarter horse results in clenbuterol in excess of the threshold, the quarter horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-8-1.5 (b), A quarter horse shall not be removed from the veterinarian's list until a biological sample of hair tested by a commission approved laboratory determines clenbuterol is not in excess of the threshold limit provided in #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (5).  Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following: 1. J. Guadalupe Arevalo was the trainer of record for "Prudish Cartel" on October 6, 2018 at the time Clenbuterol was found in the hair sample provided by "Prudish Cartel" on October 6, 2018. 2. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory, is prima facia evidence of a violation of this rule. 3. Clenbuterol is not permitted in Quarter Horses in Indiana. 4. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated clenbuterol in hair had been detected in the sample belonging to "Prudish Cartel" (sample #E250714), the use of clenbuterol is not permitted in Indiana. Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards find Mr. Arevalo in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2.1(a) for testing positive for Clenbuterol from "Prudish Cartel." Pursuant to the penalties established by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following: 1. The Quarter Horse "Prudish Cartel is placed on the Veterinarian's list for 60 days beginning on October 26, 2018 until said horse can provide a negative "Hair" sample paid for by Mr. Arevalo by a Laboratory approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. 2. "Prudish Cartel" is disqualified from Fourth place in the First (1) race on October 6, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money; 4. The owner J. Guadalupe Arevalo of "Prudish Cartel" is ORDERED to return the purse money earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows: 1. #5 Woop Dee Doo ...........................................................5.#4 Time to Get Rough 2. #6 Liano Senator...............................................................6.#1 First to Shake You 3-#2 Encore............................................................................7.#7 Sera Corona V 4 #3 Tip It Bac  This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel pay-offs of this race.
Name: JOHN J DELONG Ruling Date: 10/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 1 on 10/25/18, Mr. De Long violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. 
Name: GERRY RUSSEL ASCHINGER Ruling Date: 10/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Gerry Aschinger has surrendered his Indiana Trainers license as he no longer is working in that capacity, Mr. Aschinger will retain his Owners license.
Name: RICK L TREAT Ruling Date: 10/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Owner/Trainer Rick Treat is fined $100 for failing to have a current negative Piroplasmosis test for a "Game Phoebe" as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so he could participate in the Ninth (9) race on October 19, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: RANDY L KLOPP Ruling Date: 10/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Randy Klopp is fined $100 for not providing a current certificate of veterinary inspection so  " Eager to Go " could be allowed to participate in the seventh (7) race on October 23, 2018 at Indiana Grand, a violation of IHRC #71 IAC 8.5-14-1 (a).
Name: JEREMY FREDRICK ACRIDGE Ruling Date: 10/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Agent Jeremy Acridge is fined $200  for failure to honor a call for the services of Jockey Santo Sanjur on October 24, 2018.
Name: ALBERTO JUAN PUSAC Ruling Date: 10/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his right to an appeal, Jockey Alberto Pusac is suspended Three (3) racing days, October 26, 30 and 31, for careless riding for allowing his mount (Beyond the Arch) to drift out causing interference with another horse, during the running of the fifth (5) race on October 17, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from Eighth and placed Eleventh, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (1) (3).During his period of suspension, Mr. Pusac may ride in designated stakes races but he must serve a replacement day of suspension.
Name: DOMINIC ANDRES RIVERA Ruling Date: 10/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-130 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 Dominic Rivera was duly notified and and responded telephonically for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 22, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample E277065. The test sample was taken from the SEVENTH place finisher DOMINATING” following the 8th race on August 26, 2018, at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 21.0±2.6 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Dominic Rivera.

Josina Rivera and Alan Vigil, the owners of record for horse “DOMINATING”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Josina Rivera and Alan Vigil’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 22, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.8(T)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: JAIME ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 10/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-124 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Aldavaz Jr was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 21, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Jaime Aldavaz Jr failing to insure his owner was licensed prior to race for entry “PK JR”, which resulted in a late scratch from the 5th race on October 7, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Aldavaz Jr in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 21, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.12(X) Horse ineligible A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and /or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission. 16.47.1.10 (C)(17) Trainer Responsibility: The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing; horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed 16.47.1.10 (C)(16) Trainer Responsibility The Trainer is responsible for disclosure of the true and entire ownership of each horse in their care, custody or control; any change in ownership must be reported immediately to, and approved by, the stewards and recorded by the racing secretary

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

Name: JAVIER P MONTOYA Ruling Date: 10/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-103 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/22/2018 Suspension End: 11/5/2018
Ruling Text: THIS RULING IS WRITTEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NMRC RULES THAT WERE IN EFFECT ON JULY 6, 2018. Owner/Trainer Javier Montoya was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 21, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the blood of horse “King Cosmo” (Test Sample #: E276327), who finished FOURTH place in the 3rd race on July 15, 2018, at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack. On September 20, 2018 clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to TVMDL.

Javier Montoya and Hilda Mojica, were the owners of record for horse “King Cosmo”. Hilda Mojica was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. This is Hilda Mojica’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. MIDIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES: CLENBUTEROL WAS DETECTED IN THE BLOOD AT A LEVEL OF 1.1 PG/ML AND CONFIRMED IN THE BLOOD OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE AT A LEVEL OF .8±.4 PG/ML.

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

    1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 22, 2018, through November 5, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($500.00) five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before November 21, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “King Cosmo” was placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 25, 2018, through October 6, 2018). During this period, the papers were removed from the racing office and horse was denied entry until he passed a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
3. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “King Cosmo is hereby disqualified from FOURTH PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on July 15, 2018, at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Apollitical Fire 4. Jangle Belle
                2. Midnight Traffic 5. Dash Down Vike
                3. Put Me On the Cover 6. Rj Sixgun Special Unplaced “King Cosmo
During said time of applicable suspension Javier Montoya is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by, or under the care and custody of Javier Montoya are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained or owned by, or in the care and custody of Javier Montoya must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers. Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.
Name: JUAN C GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 10/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-123 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Carlos Gonzalez was duly notified and responded telephonically for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 20, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Juan Carlos Gonzalez failing to insure his owner was licensed prior to race for entry “PK JR”, which resulted in a late scratch from the 4th race on September 29, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Juan Carlos Gonzalez in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 21, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.12(X) Horse ineligible A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its Owner, Lessor, and /or Trainer have not completed the licensing procedures required by the Commission. 16.47.1.10 (C)(17) Trainer Responsibility: The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing; horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed 16.47.1.10 (C)(16) Trainer Responsibility The Trainer is responsible for disclosure of the true and entire ownership of each horse in their care, custody or control; any change in ownership must be reported immediately to, and approved by, the stewards and recorded by the racing secretary

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

Name: Juan Carlos Rivas Ruling Date: 10/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-94 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/21/2018 Suspension End: 11/11/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Juan Carlos Rivas is hereby suspended, effective immediately October 21, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-RUI-159.

During said time of applicable suspension Juan Carlos Rivas is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Juan Carlos Rivas Ruling Date: 11/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-94-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/21/2018 Suspension End: 11/11/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-94 - Restored to Good Standing

Jockey Juan Carlos Rivas is hereby restored in good standing on November 11, 2018, after paying the fine ($200) assessed in Ruling 2018-RUI-159.

Name: LORALEE JOHNSON Ruling Date: 10/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 1 on 10/19/18, No. 4 BUFF'S IMAGE prerace tested with excess levels of TCO2 and pH. BUFF'S IMAGE was scratched and trainer Johnson was assessed a fine. 
Name: BERNADETTE BAUTISTA LOZANO Ruling Date: 10/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-82 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/20/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer BERNADETTE LOZANO is hereby suspended, effective immediately October 20, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($10,000) assessed in Ruling 2017-COMM-9.

During said time of applicable suspension BERNADETTE LOZANO is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: SAMUEL D WIDGER Ruling Date: 10/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 14 on 10/17/18, Mr. Widger did go inside multiple pylons in the final turn gaining an unfair advantage. MAJESTIC VIRGIN finished 4th disqualified and placed fifth. 
Name: HAROLD COLLINS Ruling Date: 10/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Harold Collins has surrendered his Indiana Trainers license as he no longer is working in that capacity, Mr. Collins will retain his Jockeys license.
Name: BRETT WILFONG Ruling Date: 10/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 3 on 10/17/18 horse No. 1 YOUMAKEMYHEARTSING prerace tested with excess levels of TCO2 and pH. YOUMAKEMYHEARTSING was scratched and Mr. Wilfong was fined. 
Name: RICHARD REDDER Ruling Date: 10/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 2 on 10/10/18, horse ROYAL REX prerace tested with excess levels of TCO2 and pH. The horse was scratched and trainer Redder was fined. 
Name: MONIQUE COHEN Ruling Date: 10/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-97 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 10/11/18 at PRC, trainer Monique Cohen was late to the paddock with her horse, BEAST MODE, for Race 3. Trainer Cohen is hereby fined $100.
Name: JACKIE L GREENE Ruling Date: 10/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-99 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 12/16/18, Race 1, trainer Jackie Greene did present her horse, WELL SHADED, late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: CHARLENE CUSHING Ruling Date: 10/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-98 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On10/11/18 for Race 4 trainer Charlene Cushing did present her horse, INVICTUS HANOVER, late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 12/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-73-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/17/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-73 - Restored to Good Standing

Owner/trainer Irving Joel Fournier is restored in good standing on December 9, 2018, after paying the fine ($750) assessed in Ruling 2018-RUI-96.

Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 10/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-73 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/17/2018 Suspension End: 12/9/2018
Ruling Text: Owner/trainer Irving Joel Fournier is hereby suspended, effective immediately October 16, 2018, for failing to pay the fine ($750) assessed in Ruling 2018-RUI-96.

During said time of applicable suspension Irving Joel Fournier is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 10/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-96 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Licensee Elisha Lafreniere is hereby fined $25 for bad check #410 presented on 9/5/18, which has since been made good.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-53 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Salvador Soto was duly notified , failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance,before the Board of Stewards on October 15, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Salvador Soto failing to notify the Clerk of Scales or the Stewards of a Rider Change for entry “LAJAKY JR” in the 9th race on September 29, 201,8 at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Salvador Soto in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 15, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. 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.

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

Name: DONALD JOHN EASH Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 10/12/18, Mr. Eash violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. 
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 10/12/18, Mr. Gingras violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: YANNICK GINGRAS Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 10 on 10/12/18, Mr. Gingras violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action.
Name: JOHN J DELONG Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 1 on 10/10/18, Mr. De Long did go inside of the pylons in the homestretch. 
Name: TRACE A TETRICK Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 2 on 10/12/18, Mr. Tetrick failed to keep both feet in the stirrups and made contact with the horse. 
Name: MARCELINO PEDROZA Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his right to an appeal, Jockey Marcelino Pedroza is suspended Five (5) racing days, October 20, 23, 24,26 and 30, for careless riding for allowing his mount (Regal Wildcat) to drift in multiple paths and interfere with another horse,causing a rider to be unseated during the running of the seventh (7) race on October 10, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from Fourth and placed Eleventh, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (1) (3).During his period of suspension, Mr. Pedroza may ride in designated stakes races but he must serve a replacement day of suspension.
Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 10/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-42-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/13/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-42 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer Jackie Sanchez was summarily suspended on October 13, 2018 and appeared for a summary suspension hearing, before the Board of Stewards on October 16, 2018, where she waived her rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing. The hearing was in regards to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic medication “Methylprednisolone” (class 4 penalty C Major) and the controlled substance and prohibited drug (class 3 penalty B) “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “CLASSEE” (Test Sample #: E290286), who finished second place in the 4th race on September 29, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at 228±21 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment #2, Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jackie Sanchez.

Ivan Nunez is the owner of record for horse “CLASSEE” and this is his FIRST Class 4C Major and Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Jackie Sanchez’s FIRST Class 4C Major and Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

        1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses retroactive from the summary suspension, October 13, 2018, through December 11, 2018, inclusive.
        2. (Clenbuterol) A (1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
        3. (Methylprednisolone) A (1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
        4. Per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j), the Board of Stewards hereby refer Jackie Sanchez to the New Mexico Racing Commission for further action if deemed appropriate
During said time of applicable suspension Jackie Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by, or under the care of Jackie Sanchez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained or owned by, or in the care and custody of Jackie Sanchez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers. Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.11 (A)(B)Trainer Responsibility 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.
Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 10/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-42 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/13/2018 Suspension End: 12/11/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jackie E. Sanchez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, October 13, 2018 pending the outcome of her hearing on October 16, 2018, @ 9:00a.m in the office of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs Nm.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found test sample #E290286 taken from the second place finisher (trained by Jackie E. Sanchez), “CLASSEE”, in the 4th race on September 29, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules. 16.47.1.8(U)(2) Protection of horses No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meeting; interfering with the orderly conduct of a race meeting shall include, but is not limited to, disruptive or intemperate behavior or behavior which exposes others to danger anywhere on the racetrack grounds; the fact that the race meet was not actually interrupted is not a defense to the imposition of discipline under this rule. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: ADRIAN ADAM Ruling Date: 10/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 4 on 10/9/18, No. 4 GOCUBSGO prerace tested with excess levels of TCO2 and pH in violation of IHRC medication rules. GOCUBSGO was scratched from the race and trainer Adrian Adam is hereby fined. 
Name: MICHAEL A TOMLINSON Ruling Date: 10/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael Tomlinson is fined $200 for failing to have his Owner (Patricia's Hope,LLC (Vince Foglia) complete the licensing process in the first (1) race on October 10, 2018 causing a late scratch, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-3 (a) (29).
Name: SACRAMENTO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 10/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Trainer Sacramento Chavez is fined $100 for failing to have a current Piroplasmosis vaccination certificate for "A Skinnydipper" as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so he could participate in the Ninth (9) race on October 10, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: MICHAEL EDWARD EATON Ruling Date: 10/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-95 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 9/24/18 Industrial Labs reported a post-race positive test result for Dantrolene for SHORETHING FASHION who participated in Race 4 at PRC on 8/30/18 and finished first. After waiving his right to a split sample and hearing, trainer Michael Eaton is hereby fined $500 (first offense in 365 days) and ordered to return all purse monies won ($3,600).
Name: MICHAEL D KNICLEY Ruling Date: 10/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 9 on 10/6/18, Mr. Knicley failed to keep a line in each hand in the stretch. Mr. Knicley is suspended, from driving only, from 10/8/18 through 10/12/18 (inclusive). 
Name: David Anthony Ruling Date: 10/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer David Anthony who entered "Mochas Diamond Girl" in the ninth (9) race on October  10, 2018 , is fined $100 for entering a horse to start without having an official published workout causing a late scratch of his horse "Mochas Diamond Girl", a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-3 (17) and #71 IAC 7.5-5-1 (a) (11).
Name: ANTHONY L SCOTT Ruling Date: 10/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Anthony Scott is fined $100 for failing to notify the Identifier of the sex of "Road West", a participant in the third (3) race on October 9, 2018, so the information could be noted on the horse's certificate of registration and be included in the program, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-3 (a) (10).
Name: CARLOS PORTILLO Ruling Date: 10/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Carlos Portillo is summarily suspended, pending sexual harrassment allegations,  Mr. Portillo's action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, or not in the best interest of racing.Mr. Portillo is entitled to a hearing following a written request.During the period of suspension, Mr. Portillo is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Hore Racing Commission.
Name: CARLOS PORTILLO Ruling Date: 10/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Stewards at Indiana Grand conducted a hearing in the matter of Carlos Portillo on October 12, 2018, to determine if Mr. Portillo's summary suspension will be set a side. For failing to appear before the Stewards, Mr. Portillo's suspension will remain in place.Mr. Portillo is entitled to a hearing on the merits of the case following a written request.
Name: FRANCISCO AVINA Ruling Date: 10/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Francisco Cacho has surrendered his Indiana Starting Gate Crew license as he is no longer working in that capacity, Mr. Cacho will retain his Assistant Trainers license.
Name: MERRILL CLAY ROBERTS Ruling Date: 10/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Merrill Roberts is fined $100 for failing to get the approval of the Stewards of an equipment change for (Davids Best) a participant in the sixth (6) race on October 5, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 3.5-4-1 (3).
Name: DIDIEL A OSORIO Ruling Date: 10/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: IG-2018-1343 – Ruling Final OutcomeOn July 2, 2018, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (the “IHRC” or the “Commission”) issued a Final Order adopting Administrative Law Judge Ernest E. Yelton’s Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommended Order regarding Administrative Complaint No. 217006 against Didiel Osorio for violations of IC 4-31-12-20(b)(3); IC 4-[3]1-6-6; 71 IAC 5.5-1-14(b)(4); and 71 IAC 5.5-1-14(b)(10) by using a battery or other electrical or mechanical instrument that may be used to affect the speed or actions of a horse in a race.  The Commission ordered:1.    that Mr. Osorio be fined $5,000.00; 2.    that Mr. Osorio be suspended for a period of ten (10) years, effective retroactively from August 10, 2017, through and including August 10, 2027; and3.    forfeiture of the first place purse.Based on the Commission order, Deep Explorer is disqualified from first (1st) and unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money. The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse for Race 5 on August 10, 2017 as follows:1st – #2 Hard Work2nd – #7 Road Check3rd – #8 Commendation4th – #1 Midnight Oak5th – #6 As You Do6th – #5 JacopotamusThis ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs for this race.
Name: BRENDAN PATRICK WALSH Ruling Date: 10/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Brendan Walsh is fined $100 for bringing the wrong horse and not the correct horse (Dolce Andromeda) to race in the sixth (6) race on October 5, 2018, necessitating a late scratch, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a) (1).
Name: JAMES PATRICK HUFFMAN Ruling Date: 10/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer James Patrick Huffman is fined $750 for entering "Let It Go Indigo" in two jurisdictions during the same racing period and scratching from the sixth race on September 28, 2018 at Indiana Grand in favor of a race at Belterra Park on September 28, 2018, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-2-2 (2) (d).Trainer Huffman is also fine $250 for perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate a fraud in connection with racing and the person has engaged in conduct that is not in the best interest of horse racing, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (5) (10).
Name: Alexander Luis Canchari Ruling Date: 10/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alexander Canchari is fined five hundred dollars ($500) for failing to persevere to the finish in the eight (8th) race on October 2, 2018, while riding "Crafty Spector", a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-4-4(a).
Name: Randal Daniel Matthews Ruling Date: 10/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Randal Matthews is fined $250 for the use of profane or indecent language towards a Racing Official in the racing office at Indiana Grand Racecourse and otherwise disturbing the peace of any race track enclosure, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-9-2 (1) (2) (4).
Name: JOHN D MCKEE Ruling Date: 10/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey John McKee is fined $100 for failing to fulfill his riding engagement on (Trueamericanbeauty) in the fifth (5) race on October 3, 2018, at Indiana Grand Racecourse, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-4-1 (f).
Name: LUKE A VARNUM Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-91 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #3 THE GREENE MONSTER in Race 7 at PRC on 10/2/18, driver Luke Varnum did come down and cause interference to FIRE N DIAMONDS past the 3/4 pole, causing her to take up abruptly and and break stride. THE GREENE MONSTER was fifth, placed seventh and Mr. Varnum is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: GARY A BARBERE Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-92 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #6 ANDRIY FORTUNA in Race 9 at PRC on 10/1/18, driver Gary Barbere did allow his horse to drift out in the stretch carrying out #8 COCO LINDY. ANDRIY FORTUNA finished second and placed third. Mr. Barbere is hereby fined $100 for the driving infraction.
Name: LARRY WAYNE FINN Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 6 on 9/29/2018, No. 6 SENORITA SANTANNA prerace tested with excess levels of TCO2 and pH in violation of IHRC rules. Horse was scratched and trainer Finn was fined.
Name: JAMES E HARDY Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-94 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #6 POPS POOL ROOM in Race 10 at PRC on 9/27/18, driver James Hardy did cause interference to #3 SHRINKWRAP on the final turn. Mr. Hardy is hereby fined $100 for the driving infraction and POPS POOL ROOM was second, placed fifth.
Name: DONALD JOHN EASH Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 10 on 9/28/18, Mr. Eash did interfere with No. 5 SADIQ HANOVER causing that horse to make a break. No. 1 E R SIMON originally finished fourth disqualified and placed tenth.
Name: Scott Tyler George Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 3 on 9/27/18, trainer Tyler George made a late driver change on the horse OUREA NOURRIR. 
Name: MICHAEL ANDREW STEVENSON Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-93 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #3 WIND AND A PRAYER in Race 9 at PRC on 10/1/18, driver Michael Stevenson did come out causing interference to #4, GUILTYWITHANEXCUSE on the final turn, causing him to make a break. WIND AND A PRAYER finished fourth, placed seventh, and Mr. Stevenson is hereby fined $100 for the driving infraction.
Name: ROSS J LEONARD Ruling Date: 10/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 9/7/18, Mr. Leonard violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. (1st offense in 2018.) 
Name: Kedin Ruano Ruling Date: 10/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Kedin Ruano is fined $200 for possessing alcoholic beverages in the stable area of Indiana Grand on October 1, 2018 , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (15).
Name: OSWALDO TERCERO Ruling Date: 10/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Oswaldo Tercero is fined $200 for possessing alcoholic beverages in the stable area of Indiana Grand on October 1, 2018 , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (15).
Name: CASEY TODD LAMBERT Ruling Date: 9/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Casey Lambert was duly notified and responded telephonically before the Board Of Stewards on September 30, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (the official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Betamethasone (class 4 penalty category C major drug) found in test sample E282236. The test sample was taken from the winner DANDY DAN” following the 7th race on June 23, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Betamethasone at a level of 22.4±4.1 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment#2). On August 23, 2018, Betamethasone was confirmed in the split sample, sent to Trusedail Laboratories Inc., at a level of 23.4±0.1 pg/ml in the blood.

Robert W. Baize, the owner of record for horse “DANDY DAN”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) this is Robert W. Baize’s first Class 4C major medication violation in a 365- day period .

For Casey Lambert’s FIRST Class 4C major medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 30, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards, 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)medication restrictions, 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility, 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules, 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses, 16.47.1.10(B)(1-3) Absolute Insurer, 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), 15.2.6.9 Attachment #2, 15.2.6.9 (F) Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels.15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: CASEY TODD LAMBERT Ruling Date: 10/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-17-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-17 - Appeal Submitted
Name: Juan Antonio Galvan Ruling Date: 9/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Jockey Juan Galvan is fined $100, for failure to report a correct weight and for failing to be in the 7 pound limit causing a late rider change on "Hh Jces Shadow" in the ninth (9) race on September 28, 2018, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-3 (H). 
Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 9/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:  Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-5-2 (e) (g). (e) Each owner and trainer, or the authorized agent of an owner or trainer, or the nominator, is required to disclose the true and entire ownership and the true and bona fide trainer of each horse with the racing secretary, and to disclose any changes in the owners or trainer of each registered horse to both the racing secretary, the stewards. A licensee or racing official, including the racing secretary, shall immediately report any questions concerning the ownership status or the identity of the true and bona fide trainer of a horse to the stewards, and the stewards may place such a horse on the stewards list. A horse placed on the stewards list shall be ineligible to start in a race until questions concerning the ownership status or the identity of the true and bona fide trainer of the horse are answered to the satisfaction of the commission, or the commission's designee, and the horse is removed from the stewards list. (g) After a race , the commission, or the commission's designee, may upon reasonable suspicion, withhold purse money pending an inquiry of ownership status, residency, or other information required for eligibility. If the purse is ultimately forfeited, because of a determination of the commission, or the commission's designee, the purse money shall be redistributed per order of the commission or the commission's designee.On September 6, 2018 the Indiana Horse Racing Commission launched an investigation in the matter of the winner of the fifth (5) race "Indium" on September 4, 2018, On September 18, 2018 the Board of Stewards conducted a hearing with Lee Rossi at Indiana Grand on the matter: IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (19), A person has racing charges pending in this state or another jurisdiction and #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (10), The person has engaged in conduct that is against the best interest of horse racing or compromises the integrity of operations at a track, 5.5-3-1 (h), To the extent the commission or its designee obtains information that raises a reasonable suspicion that any other person may be serving as a substitute for a person person ineligible to be licensed as a trainer, any horse that the substitute is training may be placed on the stewards list. In the event , any horse involving an issue of the true and bona fide trainer is ineligible to race until such time that the issue is proven by the entrant of the horse by clear and convincing evidence in accordance with the provisions of #71 IAC 7.5-5-2.Based on evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Stewards approved a bill of sale on August 31, 2018, dated on August 29, 2018 from owner/trainer Lee Rossi to owner/trainer Emilie Fojan for $1 for the horse "Indium".2. Lee Rossi entered "Indium" on August 30, 2018 for the fifth (5) race which ran on September 4, 2018.3. Trainer Lee Rossi was handed down a ruling from the Stewards in Kentucky for a (Class A) positive for Dexatromethamphetamine. Trainer Rossi appealed the Kentucky ruling #18-0059 and was granted a stay on June 7, 2018.4. Lee Rossi applied for an Indiana owner/trainers license on April 20, 2018, prior to the Kentucky Ruling on May 27, 2018.5.Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (19), The Commission may refuse or deny a license application, revoke or suspend a license, or otherwise penalize a licensee, or other person if: The person has racing or gaming disciplinary charges pending in this state or other jurisdictions.6. Trainer Lee Rossi entered "Indium for a race on July 3, 2018. On June 30, 2018 Mr. Rossi was informed by the Stewards at Indiana Grand, Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (19) that because of pending charges in Kentucky he is ineligible to race in Indiana. "Indium" was scratched by the Stewards on July 3, 2018.7. During a hearing on September 11, 2018, testimony provided by owner/trainer Emilie Fojan , Miss Fojan admitted that between the time of the bill of sale on August 29, 2018 and through race day September 4, 2018 in the fifth (5) race at Indiana Grand that the horse "Indium" was not in her care, custody, or control but in the care, custody, and control of owner/trainer Lee Rossi. Upon testimony on September 18, 2018 Owner/Trainer Lee Rossi stated that the bill a sale on August 29, 2018, was a bill of sale of convenience in order to race "Indium" at Indiana Grand.8. During a hearing on September 18, 2018, Owner/Trainer Lee Rossi provided testimony that the horse "Indium" did if fact remain in his care after the bill of sale was executed for three (3) days leaving a discrepancy in both parties testimony. Miss Fojan was owed money by Lee Rossi and agreed to put the horse "Indium" in her name at the request of Lee Rossi in order to race "indium" in order to collect a debt owed to her by Lee Rossi, knowingly that Lee Rossi was ineligible to race at Indiana Grand due to pending racing charges in Kentucky.9. On September 4, 2018, Mr. Rossi and his employee Stephen Burick transported "Indium" to Indiana Grand to race in the fifth (5) race. Mr. Rossi saddled Indium for the fifth (5) on September 4, 2018 at Indiana Grand. Mr. Rossi paid cash for pony services for "Indium" on September 4, 2018. Mr. Rossi paid by his personal check for lasix for "Indium" to Dr. Rorick on September 4, 2018. "Indium was the winner of the fifth (5) race on September 4, 2018, Mr. Rossi was in the winners circle for "Indium's win picture. Mr. Rossi ordered win photos for himself and paid for by him.10. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-5-1 (a) (5). A horse is ineligible to start in a race when: it is wholly or partially owned by a disqualified person or a horse is under the direct or indirect training or management of a disqualified person. 11. Pursuant to the penalties established by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission: Stewards hereby ORDER: 1) Owner/Trainer Lee Rossi is suspended September 28, 2018 through November 7, 2018.
Name: J GUADALUPE AREVALO Ruling Date: 9/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Trainer J Guadalupe Arevalo is fined $100 for failing to have a current Equine Herpes vaccination certificate for "Rubys Stone" as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so he could participate in the Ninth (9) race on September 28, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: EMILIE FOJAN Ruling Date: 9/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-5-2 (e) (g). (e) Each owner and trainer, or the authorized agent of an owner or trainer, or the nominator, is required to disclose the true and entire ownership and the true and bona fide trainer of each horse with the racing secretary, and to disclose any changes in the owners or trainer of each registered horse to both the racing secretary, the stewards. A licensee or racing official, including the racing secretary, shall immediately report any questions concerning the ownership status or the identity of the true and bona fide trainer of a horse to the stewards, and the stewards may place such a horse on the stewards list. A horse placed on the stewards list shall be ineligible to start in a race until questions concerning the ownership status or the identity of the true and bona fide trainer of the horse are answered to the satisfaction of the commission, or the commission's designee, and the horse is removed from the stewards list. (g) After a race , the commission, or the commission's designee, may upon reasonable suspicion, withhold purse money pending an inquiry of ownership status, residency, or other information required for eligibility. If the purse is ultimately forfeited, because of a determination of the commission, or the commission's designee, the purse money shall be redistributed per order of the commission or the commission's designee.On September 6, 2018 the Indiana Horse Racing Commission launched an investigation in the matter of the winner of the fifth (5) race "Indium" on September 4, 2018, "Indium was owned and trained by Emilie Fojan for hidden ownership and program training, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-3 (c) (7) and 5.5-3-3 (30) (c) and #71 IAC 7.5-5-2 (e) (g) and 5.5-3-1 (h).On September 11, 2018 the Board of Stewards conducted a hearing with Miss Fojan by phone on this matter:Based on evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Stewards approved a bill of sale on August 31, 2018, dated on August 29, 2018 from owner/trainer Lee Rossi to owner/trainer Emilie Fojan for $1 for the horse "Indium".2. Lee Rossi entered "Indium" on August 30, 2018 for the fifth (5) race which ran on September 4, 2018.3. Trainer Lee Rossi was handed down a ruling from the Stewards in Kentucky for a (Class A) positive for Dexatromethamphetamine. Trainer Rossi appealed the Kentucky ruling #18-0059 and was granted a stay on June 7, 2018.4. Lee Rossi applied for an Indiana owner/trainers license on April 20, 2018, prior to the Kentucky Ruling on May 27, 2018.5.Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (19), The Commission may refuse or deny a license application, revoke or suspend a license, or otherwise penalize a licensee, or other person if: The person has racing or gaming disciplinary charges pending in this state or other jurisdictions.6. Trainer Lee Rossi entered "Indium for a race on July 3, 2018. On June 30, 2018 Mr. Rossi was informed by the Stewards at Indiana Grand, Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (19) that because of pending charges in Kentucky he is ineligible to race in Indiana. "Indium" was scratched by the Stewards on July 3, 2018.7. During a hearing on September 11, 2018, testimony provided by owner/trainer Emilie Fojan , Miss Fojan admitted that between the time of the bill of sale on August 29, 2018 and through race day September 4, 2018 in the fifth (5) race at Indiana Grand that the horse "Indium" was not in her care, custody, or control but in the care, custody, and control of owner/trainer Lee Rossi. Miss Fojan was owed money by Lee Rossi and agreed to put the horse "Indium" in her name in order to race "indium" in order to collect a debt owed to her by Lee Rossi, knowingly that Lee Rossi was ineligible to race at Indiana Grand due to pending racing charges in Kentucky.8. On September 4, 2018, Mr. Rossi and his employee Stephen Burick transported "Indium" to Indiana Grand to race in the fifth (5) race. Mr. Rossi saddled Indium for the fifth (5) on September 4, 2018 at Indiana Grand. Mr. Rossi paid cash for pony services for "Indium" on September 4, 2018. Mr. Rossi paid by his personal check for lasix for "Indium" to Dr. Rorick on September 4, 2018. "Indium was the winner of the fifth (5) race on September 4, 2018, Mr. Rossi was in the winners circle for "Indium's win picture. Mr. Rossi ordered win photos for himself and paid for by him.9. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-5-1 (a) (5). A horse is ineligible to start in a race when: it is wholly or partially owned by a disqualified person or a horse is under the direct or indirect training or management of a disqualified person. 10. Pursuant to the penalties established by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission: Stewards hereby ORDER: 1) Owner/Trainer Emilie Fojan is suspended September 27, 2018 through November 7, 2018.2) "Indium" is disqualified from first (1) place in the fifth (5) race on September 4, 2018 at Indiana Grand and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money.3) The Stewards held the winning purse of the fifth (5) race on September 4, 2018, the winner was "Indium".4) The Horseman's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:       1. #11 Lusitano...................................................6. #6 Lord Revelstroke       2. #5 Bodie Tap..................................................7. #3 Glitter Cat       3. #7 Get Tough.................................................8. #8 Dakota Shy       4. #10 # Stewards Rules...................................9. #4 Mark for Good       5. #9 Pappy On the Rocks................................10. #2 Capture the GloryThis ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel pay-offs of this race.
Name: JOHN G SEARS Ruling Date: 9/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-90 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #7 PANHELLENIC in Race 1 at PRC on 9/25/18 driver John Sears did "one-hand" whip in the stretch and is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: HIPOLITO BUENO Ruling Date: 9/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Trainer Hipolito Bueno is fined $100 for failing to have a current Piroplasmosis vaccination certificate for "Sera Corona V" as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so he could participate in the Ninth (9) race on September 26, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: RICARDO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 10/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After providing mitigating information by Trainer Ricardo Martinez to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the order by The Stewards that Trainer Martinez be stabled on the grounds at Indiana Grand in order to participate is hereby lifted. 
Name: RICARDO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 9/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that Hair sample #E278641 taken on August 22, 2018, Industrial Laboratories reported on September 21, 2018 that sample #E278641 had tested positive for Clenbuterol , the use of clenbuterol in quarter horses is not permitted , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2.1(a) (b) (c), the Board of Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that sample #E278641 was obtained from "Dashing Ivory James", third (3) place finisher of the Tenth race on August 22, 2018. The trainer of record was Ricardo Martinez.Trainer Martinez was notified of the test results.Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2.1 (a) (b) (c), (a) No quarter horse participating in a race shall carry in its body clenbuterol  in excess of the threshold provided in #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (5). A finding by the chemist or commission designee that clenbuterol in excess of the threshold is present in the test sample shall be prima facie evidence that clenbuterol was administered and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. Such finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and his or her agents responsible for the care or custody of the horse have been negligent in the handling or care of the horse.(b) Upon a finding of a violation of this section, whether by pre-race testing or post-race testing, the owners or lessees of the horse from which the specimen was obtained shall forfeit any purse money and any trophy or award. If the purse money, trophy or award is associated with a qualifying race, a positive test for clenbuterol shall render the horse ineligible for any subsequent related race.(c) In the event a sample from a quarter horse results in clenbuterol  in excess of the threshold, the quarter horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list.Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-8-1.5 (b), A quarter horse shall not be removed from the veterinarian's list until a biological sample of hair tested by a commission approved laboratory determines clenbuterol is not in excess of the threshold limit provided in #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (5). (d) The trainer or owner requesting hair sample testing shall pay all costs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Ricardo Martinez was the trainer of record for "Dashin Ivory James" on August 22, 2018 at the time Clenbuterol was found in the hair sample provided by "Dashin Ivory James" on August 22, 2018.2. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory, is prima facia evidence of a violation of this rule.3. Clenbuterol is not permitted in Quarter Horses in Indiana.4. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated clenbuterol in hair had been detected in the sample belonging to "Dashin Ivory James" (sample #E278641), the use of clenbuterol is not permitted in Indiana.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards find Mr. Martinez in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-2.1(a) for testing positive for Clenbuterol from "Dashin Ivory James."Pursuant to the penalties established by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1. The Quarter Horse "Dashing Ivory James is placed on the Stewards list for 60 days beginning on September 25, 2018 until said horse can provide a negative "Hair" sample paid for by Mr. Martinez by a Laboratory approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.2. "Dashing Ivory James" is disqualified from Third place in the Tenth (10) race on August 22, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money;4. The owner Alfredo Sanchez of "Dashin Ivory James" is ORDERED to return the purse money earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:1. #10 Qwik Trick ...........................................................6.#7 Eyepasseasy2. #11 One Valiant Tort.................................................7.#4 Jessa First Azoom3-#1 Dial in Another Win..............................................8.#6 Memories of a Corona4.#9 Step It Up Jack.......................................................9.#8 De Best Dave5.#3 Valentino Is FastMr. Martinez agrees to abide to the commission order to:1. Mr. Martinez's horses that he trains must be stabled on the grounds of Indiana Grand Racecourse prior to entering any horse at Indiana Grand.2. No horse trained by Mr. Martinez shall be allowed to leave the grounds at Indiana Grand except for emergency treatment for a horse.3. Any horse that is sold or transferred from Mr. Martinez's care will be disqualified from running at Indiana Grand till the conclusion of the race meet on November 7, 2018.4. All other request in this matter will be at the discretion of the Stewards.  This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel pay-offs of this race.
Name: WILLIAM DR. HEMMINGER Ruling Date: 9/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Fingerprint Requirements
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner William Hemminger is restored to good standings after providing fingerprints and completing the licensing process.
Name: JEREMY RIGGS OWEN Ruling Date: 9/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While administering Lasix on 9/1/18, Dr. Owen failed to properly control and dispose of veterinary supplies.
Name: ANDREW RAMGEET Ruling Date: 9/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-40 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Andrew R. Ramgeet having been duly notified and having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2018, for having failed to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence before the horses were saddled and in the paddock, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement in the fifth race on September 22, 2018, at The New Mexico State Fair Racetrack.

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

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Andrew R. Ramgeet a penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (c) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES

Name: TODD WARREN Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 4 on 9/21/18, Mr. Warren failed to maintain reasonable control of the horse No. 2 IT's TIME FOR FUN causing that one to go inside of the pylons and make a break. 
Name: JARED D FINN Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 5 on 9/20/2018, No. 7 YOU'RE SO RIGHT pre-race tested with excess levels of TCO2 and pH in violation of IHRC rules. Horse was scratched and trainer Finn was fined.
Name: JARED D FINN Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 12 on 9/20/18, Mr. Finn violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. 
Name: TIMOTHY A TETRICK Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 11 on 9/21/18, Mr. Tetrick failed to keep both feet in the stirrups and made contact with the horse. 
Name: PETER M WRENN Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Wrenn failed to drive when programmed in races 12 and 13 on 9/20/18, resulting in late driver changes. 
Name: CHARLES MASON CONRAD Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 4 on 9/14/18, Mr. Conrad did come out late on No. 5 HOLDONWE'REROLLING approaching the half forcing that one 3-wide. BOB'S FELLA finished second disqualified and placed seventh.
Name: DAVID MILLER Ruling Date: 9/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 12 on 9/21/18, Mr. Miller violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. 
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-86 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 9/19/18 for Race 5 trainer Elisha Lafreniere did present her horse, ANGEL OR TERROR, late for lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: LUIS APODACA DIAZ Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-35 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Luis A. Apodaca, having been duly notified, appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 21, 2018, regarding his excessive use of the whip after the finish of the 4th race on September 20, 2018 at The New Mexico State Fair Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(A) Use of riding crops. Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race shall do so only in a manner consistent with exerting his or her best efforts to win. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Luis Apodaca a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: MILTON VICKERSON Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-88 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Milton Vickerson did present his horse COLORFUL SPEECH beyond the fifteen-minute allowable grace period for Lasix and was scratched from Race 10 at PRC on 9/13/18. In addition, trainer Vickerson is fined $100 for the violation.
Name: GREGORY MERTON Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-87 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #5, SPORTS LIGHTNING in Race 5 at PRC on 9/13/18, driver Greg Merton did drive in a careless manner by positioning his handholds in a way that resulted in him having limited control over his horse. Mr. Merton is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: JAMIE P GERARD Ruling Date: 9/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-89 Ruling Type: Warning Letter
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jamie Gerard is hereby issued a written warning for an over the limit post-race test result for Bute in MODERN YANKEE who raced at PRC in Race 11 on 8/27/18. First warning.
Name: Luz Daniel Ortiz-Martinez Ruling Date: 9/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his right to an appeal,Quarter Horse Jockey Luz Daniel Martinez is suspended Three (3) racing days, September 25, 26, and 28, for careless riding for allowing his mount (Ss Coronado) to drift out  and interfere with another horse during the running of the ninth (9) race on September 18, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from fifth (5) and placed ninth (9), a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (1) (3) (4).During his period of suspension, Mr. Martinez may ride in designated stakes or trial races but then must serve a replacement day of suspension.
Name: ANDREW MCKEEVER Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Andrew McKeever is fined $200 for failing to have his Owner (Morgan Judy) complete the licensing process (Fingerprints) in the seventh (7) race on September 18, 2018 causing a late scratch, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-3 (a) (29).
Name: MARCELINO PEDROZA Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Marcelino Pedroza is fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) for failing to persevere to the finish in the third (3rd) race on September 14, 2018, while riding "Ryman", a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-4-4(a).
Name: PHILLIP D CLARK Ruling Date: 9/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phillip Clark has surrendered his Indiana Trainers license as he no longer is working in that capacity, Mr. Clark will retain his Owners license.
Name: JAMES J PATRICK Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #18083107-014 collected on 8/29/18 from the horse DONTCROSSMYWAY was found to contain DEXAMETHASONE at a level above the allowable limit. Tested 13 pg/ml -- limit 5 pg/ml. Mr. Patrick, as trainer, is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule.  There were mitigating factors when deciding this case. Mr. Patrick purchased a wound treatment spray which contained DEXAMETHASONE. DEXAMETHASONE was not listed as an ingredient and Mr. Patrick was not aware of its presence in the spray. However, all purse money earned on 8/29/2018 must be returned and redistributed. Finished 1st -- $3,500.00 to be redistributed as follows: No. 1 PASSPORT TO ART finished second placed first No. 4 JD JAY DEE finished third placed second No. 8 DECENT SAWYER finished fourth placed third No. 3 BOBS FELLA finished fifth placed fourth No. 5 HEZA REAL SHOOTER finished sixth placed fifth No. 7 IMPRESSIVE COWBOY finished seventh placed sixth No. 2 JET BOOM finished eighth placed seventh No. 9 ROCKIN BO finished ninth placed eighth No. 7 DONTCROSSMYWAY finished first disqualified placed ninth 
Name: Kathryn Elizabeth Allen Ruling Date: 9/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After an interview with Toni Sperle investigator with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and a informal hearing with the Stewards at Indiana Grand on September 15, 2018, Assistant Trainer Kathryn Allen is fined $1000 (one thousand dollars) for presenting an inaccurate certificate of coggins vaccination for "Puggles" to the stable gate on May 13, 2018, Miss Allen provided the stable gate with a coggins of another horse for "Puggles" to gain access to the barn area at Indiana Grand, a violation of IHRC Rule # 71 IAC 8.5-14-1(a) (c).
Name: NICHOLAS M GRAFFAM Ruling Date: 9/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-85 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/16/2018 Suspension End: 9/18/2018
Ruling Text: USTA 18.01 (e), While driving #3 STIMULUS PLAN in Race 5 at PRC, driver Nicholas Graffam did come out before the 1/2 causing interference to #4 SPORTS LIGHTNING and was fifth, placed seventh, for the infraction. As a result of the interference, Mr. Graffam is suspended from driving only, for three days beginning Sunday 9/16/18 through and including Tuesday 9/18/18.
Name: DALE PERRY HITEMAN Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 8 on 9/12/18, Mr. Hiteman did hook wheels with and cause interference to No. 5 PINECRAFT NELLIE. SOUTHERNTUCKY originally finished sixth disqualified and placed ninth.
Name: CHARLES MASON CONRAD Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 9/12/18, Mr. Conrad violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. (1st offense in 2018.)
Name: JOHN J DELONG Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 8 on 9/8/18, Mr. De Long violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. (1st offense in 2018.)
Name: JANET MARIE DAVIS Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-82 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 9/6/18 trainer Janet Davis did arrive late to the paddock for Race 6 with her horse SINGING SAINT and is hereby fined $100.
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-83 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #1 MIA'S FIRST TIME in Race 3 at PRC on 9/11/18, driver Drew Campbell did cause interference to #4 COVER MODEL at the top of the stretch, finished third, and was placed seventh for the infraction. In addition, Drew Campbell is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-84 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #1 BIG BAD GEORGE in Race 8 at PRC on 9/11/18, driver Drew Campbell did go inside three consecutive pylons in the stretch and was placed ninth, per USTA rule. In addition, driver Campbell is fined $100 for the violation.
Name: TODD WARREN Ruling Date: 9/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 4 on 9/11/18, Mr. Warren was inside of multiple pylons in the turn before 3/4 and gained an unfair advantage over other horses. FRONTIER CREEDA originally finished first disqualified and placed second. 
Name: TRAVIS SEEKMAN Ruling Date: 9/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 3 on 9/7/18, Mr. Seekman used the whip in a manner which left welts on the horse. 
Name: SAMUEL D WIDGER Ruling Date: 9/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 10 on 9/5/18, Mr. Widger drove in a careless manner during the final 1/8 of the race. 
Name: MICHAEL E LAUER Ruling Date: 9/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that blood sample #E267321 had tested positive for Dexamethasone (129 +/- 2.5 pg/mL of blood) which was in excess of the allowable limit of 5 pg/mL of blood, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (10), the Stewards at Indiana Grand Race Course determined that blood sample #E267321 was obtained from "Memphisinmay", winner of the sixth (6th) race on May 18, 2018. The trainer of record for "Memphisinmay" was Michael E. Lauer.Trainer Lauer was notified of the positive test result and was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the Stewards. He elected to have the split sample sent to the laboratory at University of Illinois Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory which confirmed the presence of Dexamethasone at a level of 45 +/-9 pg/mL in serum.Trainer Lauer,  requested a hearing in the matter, on September 11, 2018 the Stewards at Indiana Grand conducted a hearing. Mr. Lauer agrees to the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Michael E. Lauer was the trainer of record for "Memphisinmay" on May 18, 2018 at the time Dexamethazone was found in the blood sample provided by "Memphisinmay" following the Sixth (6th) race;2. Dexamethasone is an allowable medication in Indiana not to exceed 5 pg/mL of blood/serum;3. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated 129 +/- 2.5 pg/mL in blood had been detected in the sample belonging to "Memphisinmay" (sample #E267321) which was in excess of the allowable limit;4. The split sample was sent to the laboratory at the University of Illinois Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory which reported 45 +/- 9 pg/mL of serum had been detected in sample #E267321;5. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties. 6. Pursuant to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties which have been approved by IHRC, and taking into consideration mitigating factors, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1. Trainer Lauer is fined $1,000;2. "Memphisinmay" is disqualified from first (1st) place in the sixth (6th) race on May 18, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money;3. The owner is Timothy James and Penny S. Lauer of "Memphisinmay" and they are ORDERED to return the purse money ($14,400) earned by "Memphisinmay" in the sixth (6th) race on May 18, 2018 and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:1--#4 Aye Skipper............................................................ 2--#1 Catinati 3--#6 Kid Sadove..............................................................4--#2 Dox Folly5--#3 Grand Ginjo    Under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1 (Multiple medication violations) penalty points are assigned for medication violations. Trainer Lauer will receive a half (.5) penalty points for Dexamethasone a Class C Penalty.This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: ARON HOLDEN HUNT Ruling Date: 9/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Jockey Aron Hunt is fined $100 for failing to attend the video review of the tenth (10) race on September 5, 2018 as ordered by the Stewards, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (11).
Name: RICARDO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 9/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that Hair sample #E267539 taken on June 8, 2018, Industrial Laboratories reported on June 25, 2018 that sample #E267539 had tested positive for Clenbuterol , the use of clenbuterol in quarter horses is not permitted , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (5), the Board of Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that sample #E267539 were obtained from "Nachito Coronel", winner of the Tenth race on June 16, 2018. The trainer of record was Ricardo Martinez.Trainer Martinez was notified of the test results and was advised of his rights to have the split samples sent to an independent laboratory approved by IHRC and to a hearing before the Stewards. He elected to have the split samples sent to the University of California, Davis which confirmed the presence of Clenbuterol in Hair.Trainer Ricardo Martinez "Waived" his right to a hearing in the matter and agreed to the penalty  as approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Ricardo Martinez was the trainer of record for "Nachito Coronel" on June 16, 2018 at the time Clenbuterol was found in the hair sample provided by "Nachito Coronel" on June 8, 2018.2. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory, is prima facia evidence of a violation of this rule.3. Clenbuterol is not permitted in Quarter Horses in Indiana.4. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated clenbuterol  in hair had been detected in the sample belonging to "Nachito Coronel" (sample #E267539), the use of clenbuterol is not permitted in Indiana.5. The split sample was sent to the University of California, Davis which reported the presence of "Clenbuterol" in Hair had been detected in sample #E267539.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards find Mr. Martinez in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2(5) for testing positive for Clenbuterol from "Nachito Coronel."Pursuant to the penalties established by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1.  The Quarter Horse "Nachito Coronel is placed on the Stewards list for 60 days beginning on June 25, 2018 until said horse can provide a negative "Hair" sample paid for by Mr. Martinez by a Laboratory approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.2. "Nachito Coronel" is disqualified from first place in the Tenth (10) race on June 16, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money;4. The owner Patricia Del Rocio Lopez of "Nachito Coronel" is ORDERED to return the purse money earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:1. #9 Abe ...........................................................6.#2 Above the Brimm2. #3 Cruisin the Beach.....................................7.#5 Stoneburner3-#1 Beach Denali.............................................8.#6 Rocket All Out4.#7 Famous Cucuy........................................9.#4 Eyem Yur Sixes5.#10 Dynastys Prim RoseThis ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel pay-offs of this race.
Name: EDUARDO PEREZ Ruling Date: 9/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Eduardo Perez is fined $100 for failing to fulfill his riding engagement's on " She Is Gorgeous ",  on September 6, 2018, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-4-1 (f).
Name: PETER M WRENN Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Wrenn failed to drive when programmed in races 2, 3, and 4 on 8/23/18. 
Name: MARK EDWARD EVERS Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 14 on 9/2/18, Mr. Evers, while sitting in a hole, took up abruptly and caused interference to trailing horses. Mr. Evers is suspended, from driving only, from 9/6/18 through 9/8/18 (inclusive). SLYMAR'S DRAGON originally finished second disqualified and placed eighth.  
Name: HECTOR JESUS SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Trainer Hector Sanchez is fined $100 for failing to have a current Piroplasmosis vaccination certificate  for "Rc Rayo"  as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so he could participate in the Ninth (9) race on September 6, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: BRANDON LEON BATES Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 9/6/18, Mr. Bates changed course after the half and caused interference to No. 4 BEAUTY DESIRES. ROSE RUN URIAH originally finished first disqualified and placed fifth. 
Name: MAURO AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, Co. the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, that blood sample #E267327 had exceeded the threshold limit in blood for "Dexamethasone" at a level of (56.4+/-2.5 pg/ml), a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (10) which establishes a threshold of 5 pg/ml in blood. The Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that blood sample #E267327 was obtained from "Dashin Ivory James", third (3) place finisher of the ninth (9) race on May 18, 2018. The trainer of record for "Dashin Ivory James" was Mauro Aquirre.Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, Co. The official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the blood sample #E267376 had exceeded the threshold limit in blood for "Dexamethasone" at a level of (88.3+/- 2.5 pg/ml), a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (10) which establishes a threshold os 5 pg/ml in blood. The Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that blood sample #E267376 was obtained from "Pollitical Eye Apeal", first (1) place finisher of the 10 race on May 23, 2018. The Trainer of record for "Pollitical Eye Apeal" was Mauro Aquirre.Trainer Aguirre was notified of the results of the test on "Dashin Ivory James" and "Pollitical Eye Apeal" he was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the board of Stewards. Mr. Aguirre was contacted several times unsuccessfully and missed the 96 hour split sample due date but Stewards afforded his owner Alfredo Sanchez to send off the splits. Owner chose to send the splits to University of California, Davis. On August 23, 2018 the University of California, Davis confirmed the presence of Dexamethasone in sample #E267327 at a level of (36 pg/ml) in blood obtained from "Dashin Ivory James".On August 23, 2018 the University of California, Davis confirmed the presence of Dexamethasone in sample #E267376 at a level of (67 pg/ml) in blood obtained from "Pollitical Eye Apeal".A hearing was scheduled for September 6, 2018 at the Stewards office at Indiana Grand. Mr. Aguirre failed to show. Stewards determined that because of the time frame of both positives Mr. Aguirre was not notified of the first positive so both positives will be treated as one. Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Mauro Aguirre was the trainer of record for "Dashin Ivory James" on May 18, 2018 at the time "Dexamethasone" was found in the blood sample provided by "Dashin Ivory James" following the ninth race. 2. Mauro Aguirre was the trainer of record for "Pollitical Eye Apeal" on May 23, 2018 at the time "Dexamethasone" was found in the blood sample provided by "Pollitical Eye Apeal". 3. "Dexamethasone" is an allowable medication in Indiana not to exceed a level of 5 pg/ml of blood; 4. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated 56.4 +/- 2.5 pg/ml of "Dexamethasone' had been detected in the blood of "Dashin Ivory James" and Dexamethasone had been detected in the blood of "Pollitical Eye Apeal" at a level of (88.3+/- 2.5 pg/ml).5. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a) (2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medications, in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of third parties. 6. The Stewards FIND Mr. Aguirre in Violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (10) for testing in excess of the allowable limit of 5 pg/ml of blood for "Dexamethasone' in "Dashin Ivory James" in the ninth (9) race on May 18, 2018, and "Pollitical Eye Apeal" in the tenth (10) May 23, 2018. “Dexamethasone" is a class "D" drug with a C penalty which has been established by the Uniform Classification Guideline for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule. Pursuant to the Guidelines noted above and the rules of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following: 1. Trainer Aguirre is fined $1,000; 2. "Dashin Ivory James" is disqualified from Third place for the purpose of receiving purse money. Owner Alfredo Sanchez is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by "Dashin Ivory James" in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse for the ninth (9) race on May 18, 2018 as follows: 1. #7 Wrs Valentino.........................................................................5. #9 Get Used to Me 2. #5 Aka Falsely Accused..............................................................6. #3 Y U Flyin My Corona 3. #6 Jc Seis .....................................................................................7. #1 First Prize Pepsi 4. #2 Little Haywood.......................................................................8. #8 Bp Hoosier Daddy 3. "Pollitical Eye Apeal" is disqualified from First place for the purpose of receiving purse money. Owner Alfredo Sanchez is ORDERED to return the purse money earned by "Pollitical Eye Apeal" in that race and the Horseman's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse money for the Tenth (10) race on May 23, 2018 as follows: 1. #6 Atempting Love.....................................................................6. #10 Dont Bug the Tre 2. #5 Sera Corona V........................................................................7. #2 Katie Belle Dyer 3. #7 Miss Six Features...................................................................8. #4 Cartels Ballerina 4. #9 Im the Captain Now..............................................................9. #8 Wh Beach Baby 5. #1 Gogo Jangles Under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1 (Multiple medication violations) penalty points are assigned for medication violations. Trainer Aguirre will receive a half (.5) penalty points for Dexamethasone a Class C Penalty. This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: ERIC RAY REED Ruling Date: 9/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Eric Reed is fined $100 for bringing the wrong horse and not the correct horse (Vinaka) to race in the third (3) race on September 7, 2018, necessitating a late scratch, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a) (1).
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 9/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-81 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 9/6/18 for Race 1, trainer Elisha Lafreniere did present her horse U MAKIN ME WAIT late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: JAMES PATRICK HUFFMAN Ruling Date: 9/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer James Patrick Huffman is fined $100 for failing to have a current Piroplasmosis vaccination certificate  for "Blue Cash Rocket"  as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so he could participate in the Ninth race on September 4, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: Juan Antonio Galvan Ruling Date: 9/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Jockey Juan Galvan is fined $100 for failing to attend the video review of the ninth race on August 31, 2018 as ordered by the Stewards, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (11).
Name: RICHARD LEE GILLIARD Ruling Date: 9/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his right to an appeal, Quarter Horse Jockey Richard Gilliard is suspended Three (3) racing days, September 7, 8, and 11, for careless riding for allowing his mount (Cinnammon Girl) to drift in at the break and impeding several rivals and for continuing to drift in under right handed urging to take away the room of another rival during the stretch running of the ninth (9) race on August 31, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from First and placed Ninth, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (1) (3).
Name: CRAIG KEITH COLTHARP Ruling Date: 9/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Craig Coltharp has surrendered his Indiana Quarter Horse Trainers  license and will retain his Quarter Horse Owners license.
Name: NICHOLAS M GRAFFAM Ruling Date: 9/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-80 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA pylon rule (a) (1) (3). While driving STONEBRIDGE HONEY in Race 8 at PRC on 9/4/18, driver Nicholas Graffam did go inside two consecutive pylons in the stretch drive, thus improving his position where clearance did not otherwise exist. STONEBRIDGE HONEY was first, placed second and Mr. Graffam is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: D JIMMY WHITTEMORE Ruling Date: 9/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-79 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA 18.09. While driving LEAP OF FAITH in Race 12 at PRC on 8/30/18 driver Jimmy Whittemore did use his whip outside of the "elbow and wrist" restriction and is hereby fined $100 for the violation (first offense).
Name: RANDAL ROBERT SMITH Ruling Date: 9/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-78 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 9/4/18 for Race 2 trainer Randal Smith did present his horse SOGGY DOLLAR late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: PETER M WRENN Ruling Date: 9/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race on //18, Mr. Wrenn used the whip in a manner that left welts on the horse. ** The fine on this penalty was mitigated from $500.00 down to $300.00 due to the fact that Mr. Wrenn was within the guidelines of the IHRC whipping rule. **
Name: Apolinar Lagunas Vicencio Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Apolinar Vicencio-Lagunas is hereby summarily suspended pending a arrest warrant by Immigration Customs Enforcement on August 29, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse. Mr. Vicencio-Lagunas's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare or not in the best interest of horse racing, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 10-2-3.Mr. Vicencio-Lagunas is entitled to a hearing following a written request.During the period of suspension, Mr. Vicencio-Lagunas is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Name: RICARDO MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ricardo Martinez is fined $200 for failing to have a current Piroplasmosis vaccination certificate  for "Tuxedeau" and "Chicazum" $100 for each horse  as required by the Indiana Board of Animal Health so he could participate in the Ninth and Tenth races on August 29, 2018, necessitating a late scratch.
Name: ARON HOLDEN HUNT Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Jockey Aron Hunt is fined $200. Mr Hunt is fined $100 for failure to report a correct weight and for failing to be in the 7 pound limit causing a late rider change on "My Secret Money" in the tenth (10) race on August 29, 2018. Mr Hunt is also fined $100 for Offensive and profane language toward the Clerk of Scales, both are violations of IHRC Rules #71 IAC 7.5-6-3 (h) and #71 IAC 7.5-9-1 (4).
Name: REYNEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Reyney Contreras is hereby summarily suspended pending a arrest warrant by Immigration Customs Enforcement on August 29, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse. Mr. Contreras's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare or not in the best interest of horse racing, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 10-2-3.Mr. Contreras is entitled to a hearing following a written request.During the period of suspension, Mr. Contreras is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Name: LEONARDO J PEREZ Ruling Date: 8/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Leonardo Perez is hereby summarily suspended pending a arrest warrant by Immigration Customs Enforcement on August 29, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse. Mr. Perez's actions constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare or not in the best interest of horse racing, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 10-2-3.Mr. Perez is entitled to a hearing following a written request.During the period of suspension, Mr. Perez is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Name: STEVEN S NASON Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-72 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/3/2018 Suspension End: 9/17/2018
Ruling Text: On 8/3/18 Industrial Labs reported a post-race positive test result for Dexamethasone from SUBLIMINAL who participated in Race 3 at PRC on 7/23/18 and finished second. After waiving his right to a split sample and hearing, trainer Steve Nason is hereby fined $1,250 (third offense in 365 days), suspended for fifteen days beginning 9/3/18 through and including 9/17/18 and ordered to return all purse monies won ($3,000).
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-73 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Elisha Lafreniere is hereby fined $50 for a late driver change to STONEBRIDGE HONEY in Race 6 on 8/28/18 at PRC.
Name: HEIDI JO GIBBS Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-75 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 8/28/18 trainer Heidi Gibbs's horse SHESJUSTADELIGHT N (Race 10) did warm up before being released, missing pre-race blood gas testing. The horse was scratched and trainer Gibbs is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: D JIMMY WHITTEMORE Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-76 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #5 MY RONA GOLD N in Race 8 at PRC, driver Jimmy Whittemore did come out past the 1/2 causing interference to MARVALOUS JET and was third placed seventh. Mr. Whittemore is also fined $100 for the violation.
Name: JAMES E HARDY Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-74 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 8/27/18 for Race 11, trainer James Hardy did present his horse CARTOONIST late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: CHRIS H LONG Ruling Date: 8/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-77 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #7 ACADEMIC HANOVER in Race 4 at PRC on 8/27/18 driver Chris Long did drive in a careless manner by positioning his handholds in a way that resulted in him having limited control over his horse. Mr. Long is hereby fined $200 for the violation.
Name: Juan Antonio Galvan Ruling Date: 8/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pursuant to IHRC Rule # 71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (4) requiring a horse in a straightaway race to maintain its position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts, Quarter Horse Jockey Juan Galvan is fined $250 for allowing  "Qwik Trick" to drift in  from the ten path to the four path, intimidating horses to the inside during the running of the  tenth race on August 22, 2018.
Name: SAMUEL E BERMUDEZ Ruling Date: 8/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his right to an appeal, Jockey Samuel Bermudez is suspended Three (3) racing days, August 31, September 1, and September 4, 2018 for careless riding for allowing his mount (Hoosier Boy) to drift out under left handed urging and interfere with two (2) horses during the running of the fifth (5) race on August 24, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from First and placed Fifth, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (1) (3).
Name: SAMUEL D WIDGER Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 5 on 8/22/18, Mr. Widger did go inside one pylon in the stretch. 
Name: LEWAYNE L MILLER Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 6 on 8/23/18, Mr. Miller drove inside of the pylons in the stretch gaining an unfair advantage. BEAUTY DESIRES finished fourth disqualified and placed sixth.
Name: LONNIE CURTIS HINDS Ruling Date: 8/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that blood sample #E267834 had tested positive for Dexamethazone (21.7 +/- 2.5 pg/mL of blood) which was in excess of the allowable limit of 5 pg/mL of blood, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (10), the Stewards at Indiana Grand Race Course determined that blood sample #E267834 was obtained from "Grand Ginjo", winner of the sixth (6th) race on June 26, 2018. The trainer of record for "Grand Ginjo" was Lonnie Hinds.Trainer Hinds was notified of the positive test result and was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the Stewards. He elected to have the split sample sent to the laboratory at University of Illinois Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratort which confirmed the presence of Dexamethazone at a level of 23 +/-5 pg/mL in serum.At the request of Trainer Hinds, on August 23, 2018 Trainer Hinds "Waived" his right to a hearing in the matter and agreed the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Lonnie Hinds was the trainer of record for "Grand Ginjo" on June 26, 2018 at the time Dexamethazone was found in the blood sample provided by "Grand Ginjo" following the sixth (6th) race;2.  Dexamethaone is an allowable medication in Indiana not to exceed 5 pg/mL of blood/serum;3. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated 21.7 +/- 2.5 pg/mL in blood had been detected in the sample belonging to "Grand Ginjo" (sample #E267834) which was in excess of the allowable limit;4. The split sample was sent to the laboratory at the University of Illinois Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory which reported 23 +/- 5 pg/mL of serum had been detected in sample #E267834;5. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties.  6.  Pursuant to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties which have been approved by IHRC, and taking into consideration mitigating factors, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1.  Trainer Hinds is fined $1,000;2. "Grang Ginjo" is disqualified from first (1st) place in the sixth (6th) race on June 26, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money;3. The owner is Joselyn Vanesa Salazar of "Grand Ginjo" and she is ORDERED to return the purse money ($6,600) earned by "Grand Ginjo" in the sixth (6th) race on June 26, 2018 and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:1--#5 Giggity.....................................................................2--#8 Bob's Wired  3--#2 Leota Double E.......................................................4--#1 Hoosier Boy   5--#9 Needmore Cash.....................................................6--#4 Hadda Notion  7--#6 Goal   Under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1 (Multiple medication violations) penalty points are assigned for medication violations. Trainer Hinds will receive a half (.5) penalty points.This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: RAYMOND JOSEPH PAQUETTE Ruling Date: 8/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that blood sample #E267319 had tested positive for Dexamethasone (24.1 +/- 2.5 pg/mL of blood) which was in excess of the allowable limit of 5 pg/mL of blood, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (10), the Stewards at Indiana Grand Race Course determined that blood sample #E267319 was obtained from "Instant Conquest", winner of the fourth (4th) race on May 18, 2018. The trainer of record for "Instant Conquest" was Raymond Paquette III.Trainer Paquette was notified of the positive test result and was advised of his rights to have the split sample sent to an independent laboratory approved by the Commission and for a hearing before the Stewards. He elected to have the split sample sent to the laboratory at University of Illinois Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory which confirmed the presence of Dexamethasone at a level of 36 +/-7 pg/mL in serum.Trainer Paquette, on August 18, 2018 requested a hearing in the matter, on August 23, 2018 the Stewards at Indiana Grand conducted a hearing. The Stewards determined that Mr. Paquette did not provide any evidence to mitigate. Mr. Paquette agrees to the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Raymond Paquette III was the trainer of record for "Instant Conquest" on May 18, 2018 at the time Dexamethazone was found in the blood sample provided by "Instant Conquest" following the fourth (4th) race;2.  Dexamethasone is an allowable medication in Indiana not to exceed 5 pg/mL of blood/serum;3. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated 24.1 +/- 2.5 pg/mL in blood had been detected in the sample belonging to "Instant Conquest" (sample #E267319) which was in excess of the allowable limit;4. The split sample was sent to the laboratory at the University of Illinois Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory which reported 36 +/- 7 pg/mL of serum had been detected in sample #E267319;5. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties.  6.  Pursuant to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties which have been approved by IHRC, and taking into consideration mitigating factors, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1.  Trainer Paquette is fined $1,000;2. "Instant Conquest" is disqualified from first (1st) place in the fourth (4th) race on May 18, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money;3. The owner is Merl J Saam of "Instant Conquest" and he is ORDERED to return the purse money ($6,000) earned by "Instant Conquest" in the fourth (4th) race on May 18, 2018 and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:1--#3 Heather's Tuition................................................... 2--#7 Hold Back Patti 3--#1 Uneeky....................................................................4--#5 Gordon's Girl   5--#6 Imafancgirl     Under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1 (Multiple medication violations) penalty points are assigned for medication violations. Trainer Paquette will receive a half (.5) penalty points for Dexamethasone  a Class C Penalty.This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel payoffs.
Name: Luz Daniel Ortiz-Martinez Ruling Date: 8/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his right to an appeal,Quarter Horse Jockey Luz Daniel Martinez is suspended Three (3) racing days, August 25, 28, and 29, for careless riding for allowing his mount (Flyhichicky) to drift in under right handed whipping and interfere with another horse during the running of the tenth (10) race on August 21, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from Third (3) and placed Ninth (9), a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (1) (3).
Name: MANNY PEREZ Ruling Date: 8/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Acting on a report from Industrial Laboratories of Wheat Ridge, CO, the official testing laboratory for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), that blood and urine samples #E267705 had tested positive for Clenbuterol (4.6 pg/mL) in blood which were in excess of the allowable limits of the level of detection in blood , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2 (5), the Board of Stewards at Indiana Grand Racecourse determined that samples #E267705 were obtained from "Spin Hard", winner of the Fourth race on June 12, 2018. The trainer of record was Manny Perez.Trainer Perez was notified of the test results and was advised of his rights to have the split samples sent to an independent laboratory approved by IHRC and to a hearing before the Stewards. He elected to have the split samples sent to the University of Illinois at Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory which confirmed the presence of Clenbuterol in Blood.Trainer Manny Perez "Waived" his right to a hearing in the matter and agreed to the penalty established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties as approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards have determined the following:1. Manny Perez was the trainer of record for "Spin Hard" on June 12, 2018 at the time Clenbuterol was found in the blood samples provided by "Spin Hard" following the Fourth (4) race.2. Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-3-2 (a)(2), the trainer is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, in horses he trains regardless of the acts of third parties. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable levels as reported by a commission-approved laboratory, is prima facia evidence of a violation of this rule.3. Clenbuterol is an allowable medication not to exceed the maximum level of detection in blood and 140 pg/mL of urine.4. The report from Industrial Laboratories, the primary laboratory of IHRC, indicated 4.6 pg/mL in blood had been detected in samples belonging to "Spin Hard" (samples #E267705) which are in excess of the maximum limits.5. The split samples were sent to the University of Illinois at Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory which reported the presence of "Clenbuterol" in Blood had been detected in samples #E267705.Based on the evidence available to them, the Stewards FIND Mr. Perez in violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-4.2(5) for testing in excess of the maximum allowable limits for Clenbuterol from "Spin Hard."Pursuant to the penalties established by the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties which have been approved by IHRC, the Stewards hereby ORDER the following:1. Since this is a first medication violation for Trainer Manny Perez within 365 days of this offense, Trainer Perez is suspended for 15 days starting August 28, 2018 through and including September 11, 2018.2. Trainer Perez is fined $500;3. "Spin Hard" is disqualified from first place in the Fourth (4) race on June 12, 2018 and is unplaced for the purpose of receiving purse money;4. The owner Araceli Barraza of "Spin Hard" is ORDERED to return the purse money ($6,600) earned in that race and the Horsemen's Bookkeeper is directed to redistribute the purse as follows:1--#2 Grits N Gravy .....................4-#5 Samargo2--#3 Dreammeister..................5-#1 Commendation3-#8 Back Beach Road .............6-#7 Down and Distorted5. Under IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-1-7.1, points are assigned to medication violations. Clenbuterol is a Class B drug under the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substances noted above for which Trainer Perez receives two points.During his suspension Trainer Perez is not permitted at any facilities coming under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.  This ruling does not affect the pari-mutuel pay-offs of this race.
Name: ROBERT TISBERT Ruling Date: 8/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-71 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #5 ORDER BY ME in Race 2 on 8/16/18, driver Robert Tisbert did cause interference to #3 MISTER'S DAUGHTER in the stretch. Mr. Tisbert is hereby fined $100 for the interference causing a placing.
Name: JAMES E HARDY Ruling Date: 8/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-70 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #6 AMERICAN ROCK in Race 11 on 8/20/18, driver James Hardy did cause interference to #1 SUPREME Z TAM approaching the 1/2 mile pole. Mr. Hardy is hereby fined $100 for the interference causing a placing.
Name: NICHOLAS M GRAFFAM Ruling Date: 8/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-69 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #6 AUTOTUNE HANOVER in Race 12 on 8/20/18, driver Nicholas Graffam did come over putting a wheel under #4 POP A POP TOP, causing interference resulting in chaos to trailing horses. Mr. Graffam is hereby fined $100 for the interference resulting in the placing.
Name: LYLE DEAN SCURLOCK Ruling Date: 8/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Prior to race 4 on 8/15/18, Mr. Scurlock did make a late driver change on SMILETHEREGOESLYLE. 
Name: RICHARD L MACOMBER Ruling Date: 8/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 1 on 8/17/18, Mr. Macomber did leave a welt on the horse. Note: The monetary penalty was mitigated due to the fact that Mr. Macomber was well within IHRC whipping guidelines while driving his horse. 
Name: GUSTAVO ALMANZA Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Trainer Gusatavo Almanza Jr. is fined $200 for not providing a current Health Certificate of veterinary inspection so he " Candy Vision " could be allowed on the grounds of Indiana Grand for the Tenth (10) race on August 17, 2018, a violation of IHRC #71 IAC 8.5-14-1 (c).
Name: DEX MICHAEL BLAND Ruling Date: 8/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-10-5 (a) (b) Starting gate person Dex Bland is suspended sixty (60) calendar days for testing positive for methamphetamine at an  level of 12332 ng/mL and THC at a level 221.2 ng/ml a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-10-6(a)(2). Dex Bland is suspension is from  August 18, 2018 and continues through and including October 16, 2018. To have his license reinstated Mr. Bland is required to enroll in a substance abuse treatment program approved by the Stewards. He is to provide the Stewards with a written notice of his enrollment, weekly status reports and a written report that he has completed the program and has been discharged.In addition he must provide two (2) drug tests with negative results at least thirty (30) days apart.
Name: Alexander Luis Canchari Ruling Date: 8/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:  Jockey Alexander Canchari is suspended Five (5) racing days, August 22, 24, 25,28 and 29 for careless riding for allowing his mount (Plainfield) to drift in and interfere with another horse, causing that horse (#4 Sidney's Warrior) to lose all momentum during the running of the Eight (8) race on August 14, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from First and placed Fifth, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (1) (3).
Name: DECLAN CANNON Ruling Date: 8/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:  Jockey Declan Cannon is fined $100 for failing to attend the video review of the eight race on August 10, 2018 as ordered by the Stewards, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a)(11).
Name: STEVEN S NASON Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-66 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 205 CMR 3.12 (1) USTA 18.09 (a). While driving #6 ARTFUL WAY in Race 11 on 8/13/18, Mr. Nason did use his whip in an excessive manner, and is hereby fined $100 (second 2018 violation).
Name: MITCHELL D CUSHING Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-67 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving MAGGIES WAY in Race 6 at PRC on 8/14/18, driver Mitchell Cushing did go inside the pylons in the stretch to improve his position where room did not exist. His horse finished fifth and was placed seventh. Mr. Cushing is fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: JOSEPH CIRASUOLA Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Cirasuola having dropped his appeal, paid his fines, and served his suspension issued in rulings (HP 2018-1339 and HP 2018-1340) is hereby restored to good standing in the state of Indiana. 
Name: BRYAN A ANDERSEN Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-68 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving SAFE HARBOR in Race 10 at PRC on 8/14/18, driver Bryan Andersen did fail to keep a line in each hand. Mr. Andersen is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: ROBERT R BELLAMY Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #18062003-21 taken from the horse SUPERFICIAL in the 4th race on 6/15/18, tested positive for AMINOCAPROCIC ACID at a level of 90.5 ng/ml. As trainer of record Mr. Bellamy is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. In addition all purse money earned from this race ($3000.00) must be returned and redistributed as follows:No. 2 COWBOY MATHIS finished second placed firstNo. 7 BROOKLETSJUSTIFIED finished third placed secondNo. 1 GUNS AN ROSES finished fourth placed thirdNo. 10 SUMTHINTALLNSTRONG finished fifth placed fourthNo. 9 ALLY-CON finished sixth placed fifthNo. 5 HANKS KID finished seventh placed sixthNo. 8 LEXINGTON AVENUE finished eighth placed seventhNo. 3 GOOD CITATIONS finished ninth placed eighthNo. 4 STATUS QUO finished tenth placed ninth No. 6 SUPERFICIAL finished first disqualified placed tenth 
Name: ROBERT R BELLAMY Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #18071102-036 taken from the horse STRONG PLAYIN KING in the 1st race on 7/7/18, tested positive for AMINOCAPROCIC ACID at a level of 201 ng/ml. As trainer of record Mr. Bellamy is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. In addition all purse money earned from this race ($6000.00) must be returned and redistributed as follows:No. 6 FEELIN LIKEA WINNER finished second placed firstNo. 1 CASIMIR QUASIMODO finished third placed secondNo. 8 PERFECT VIRGIN finished fourth placed thirdNo. 5 NEAT finished fifth placed fourthNo. 2 INDIANA CAM finished sixth placed fifthNo. 7 BILLABONG BEACH finished seventh placed sixthNo. 3 BLUEBIRD PACIFIC finished eighth placed seventhNo. 4 STRONG PLAYIN KING finished first disqualified placed eighth 
Name: SAMUEL D WIDGER Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving in race 11 on 8/9/18, Mr. Widger did bear out late stretch causing driver Dale Hiteman, aboard QUICK ARACACHE, to quit driving in order to avoid hooking wheels. No. 3 LENWOODS REAL DEAL finished third disqualified and placed fourth. 
Name: LEWAYNE L MILLER Ruling Date: 8/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Miller failed to drive when programmed on 8/8/18 resulting in multiple driver changes. 
Name: JOHN A DISTEFANO Ruling Date: 8/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-65 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/13/2018 Suspension End: 8/27/2018
Ruling Text: On 6/1/18, Industrial Labs reported a post-race positive test result for Methocarbamol from JERICHO who participated in Race 7 at PRC on 5/17/18 and finished first. After waiving his right to a split sample, trainer John DiStefano is hereby fined $1,250 (fourth offense in 365 days), suspended for fifteen days beginning 8/13/18 through and including 8/27/18 and ordered to reutrn all purse monies won ($5,000).
Name: RANDY BICKMORE Ruling Date: 8/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-64 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Randy Bickmore did present his horse MASSIVE LIGHTNING late for Lasix for Race 4 at PRC on 8/3/18.
Name: MITCHELL D CUSHING Ruling Date: 7/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-62 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/6/2018 Suspension End: 8/12/2018
Ruling Text: While driving #5 GIMME SOME LOVIN on 7/24/18 at PRC driver Mitchell Cushing did use his whip on another participant during Race 8 and is hereby suspended from driving for seven days beginning Monday 8/6/18 through and including Sunday 8/12/18.
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 7/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-61 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/8/2018 Suspension End: 8/14/2018
Ruling Text: While driving ARMENIAN WARRIOR in Race 1 at PRC on 7/30/18 driver Drew Campbell did inappropriately use his whip, leaving marks (sixth offense) and is hereby suspended from driving for seven consecutive days beginning Wednesday 8/8/18 through and including Tuesday 8/14/18.
Name: CHRISTOPHER ANDREW PETRELLI Ruling Date: 7/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-63 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving SAN ANTONY O in Race 3 at PRC on 7/13/18, Christopher Petrelli did use his whip in an excessive manner and is hereby fined $100 (first offense at PRC).
Name: Sheena L McElhiney Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-60 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Sheena McElhiney did present her horse LYONS LEVI LEWIS late for Lasix on 7/30/18 for Race 5 at PRC and is hereby fined $100.
Name: IRVING JOEL FOURNIER Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/9/2018 Suspension End: 9/23/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Irving Fournier was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on July 30, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol” in horse “Mr. Moo” (Test Sample #: E282220) who finished SECOND place in the 10th race on June 22, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 309 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Irving Fournier.

Cesar Mendoza, the owner of record for horse “Mr. Moo”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, This Cesar Mendoza’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 9, 2018, through September 22, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before August 30, 2018. In accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NNRC, failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: GARY A BARBERE Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-58 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 7/26/28 for Race 12 trainer Gary Barbere did present his horse ANDRIY FORTUNA late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 7/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-59 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/1/2018 Suspension End: 8/7/2018
Ruling Text: While driving ZORGWIJK NOVA in Race 3 at PRC on 7/19/18, driver Drew Campbell did use his whip, leaving marks (fifth offense) and is hereby suspended from driving for seven consecutive days beginning Wednesday 8/1/18 through and including Thursday 8/7/18.
Name: TODD M O'DEA Ruling Date: 7/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-54 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/25/2018 Suspension End: 8/8/2018
Ruling Text: Industrial Labs reported on 7/16/18 in sample E272344 the presence of Caffeine (class 2 B) at 299 +/- 15 ng/ml from FORCED PASSAGE in Race 3 on 6/22/18 at PRC. The trainer Todd O'Dea waived his right to a split sample and hearing. Mr. O'Dea is hereby fined $500 and suspended for fifteen days beginning on 7/25/18 through and including 8/8/18. All purse monies won (USD 2000) must be returned.
Name: ROBERT TISBERT Ruling Date: 7/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-55 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/driver Robert Tisbert is fined $50 for parking in a posted "no parking" area and leaivng his truck unattended.
Name: AARON CRAIG HALL Ruling Date: 7/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-56 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving COOL JACK in Race 5 on 7/20/18, driver Aaron Hall did fail to keep a line in each hand the entire mile.
Name: MICHAEL ANDREW STEVENSON Ruling Date: 7/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-57 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA 18.09. While driving #2 BAS J in Race 6 on 7/19/18 Mr. Stevenson did use his whip in an excessive manner. He is hereby fined $300 (third offense).
Name: LAURIE FERGUSON Ruling Date: 7/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2018-EGP-#26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/30/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: Suspended and denied the privileges of the grounds, including grandstand, of all Alberta race tracks for a period of 60 calendar days, August 30 to September 27, 2018 and fined the sum of $2,000.00 for testing positive for cobalt.
Name: LAURIE FERGUSON Ruling Date: 8/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Evergreen Park
Ruling Number: 2018-EGP-#26-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/30/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-EGP-#26 - Modified Penalty; Suspension should read July 30, 2018 through September 27, 2018 (inclusive).
Name: MONIQUE COHEN Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-53 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 7/23/18 for Race 6, trainer Monqiue Cohen did present her horse MR. BLISSFULL late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: RANDY BICKMORE Ruling Date: 7/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-52 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 7/11/18, Industrial Labs reported a positive post-race test result for Dexamethasone from MYSHARONA BLUECHIP who participated in Race 5 at PRC on 6/25/18 and finished second. After waiving his right to a split sample, a hearing was held on 7/17/18. Trainer Randy Bickmore is hereby fined $500 (first offense in 365 days) and ordered to return all purse monies won (USD 3500).
Name: JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 7/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-76 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 John A. Stinebaugh was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 22, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from July 15, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM33041. The test sample was taken from the second place finisher One Famous Stone” following the 12th race on May 26, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 56 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 41.8±2.4 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laborities on June 22, 2018.

Pedro Aguado and Jose J. Espinoza, the owners of record for horse “One Famous Stone”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is their FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For John A. Stinebaugh’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 22, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.8(T)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 8/31/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-76-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-76 - Appeal Submitted
Name: KAPLEYE W KRIKORIAN Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-51 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 7/20/18 the trainer of WESTERN REDHOT programmed in Race 5, Mr. K. William Krikorian, did present his horse beyond the prescribed time for Lasix. Mr. Krikorian is fined $100.
Name: STEVEN S NASON Ruling Date: 7/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-50 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 7/20/18, the trainer of PAN GRAD programmed in Race 4, Mr. Steven Nason, did present his horse beyond the prescribed time for Lasix. Mr. Nason is fined $100.
Name: MITCHELL D CUSHING Ruling Date: 7/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-47 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #1 MOONLIGHT ARTIST in Race 7 at PRC on 7/16/18, driver Mitchell Cushing did cause interference to #2 COUGAR BAIT at the 3/4 pole and is hereby fined $100.
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 7/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-49 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/23/2018 Suspension End: 7/25/2018
Ruling Text: While driving SHAME ON THE MOON in Race 6 at PRC on 7/16/18, driver Drew Campbell did leave welts (fourth offense) and is hereby suspended from driving for three consecutive days beginning Monday 7/23/18.
Name: SHAWN T GRAY Ruling Date: 7/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-48 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving THISJETSABOOKIN in Race 8 at PRC on 7/16/18 driver Shawn T. Gray did cause interference to #5 TERROR HALL in the stretch, impeding his progress and is hereby fined $100.
Name: KIMBERLY ANN VAFIADES Ruling Date: 7/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-46 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Kimberly Vafiades did present her horse Q T PIE HANOVER late for Lasix on 7/17/18 from Race 4 at PRC and is hereby fined $100.
Name: Joyce Harris Ruling Date: 7/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-34 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Desmer J. Harris was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “16-Hydroxystanozolol” detected in the urine of the horse “One Foxy Babe” (Test Sample #: NM30566), who finished in 2nd place in the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined. Joyce Harris, was the trainer of record for horse “One Foxy Babe”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “One Foxy Babe” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 3, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “One Foxy Babe” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on April 23, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Explosive Spy
                2. A Kiss for Mom
                3. McGoldie
                4. Sippin
                5. Contradiction
                6. Sunday Rose
                7. Woodacouldadid
                8. Black Jack Sue
Unplaced “One Foxy Babe” Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.

Name: MITCHELL D CUSHING Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-45 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving DEO GALILEO on 7/9/18 in Race 7 at PRC, driver Mitchell Cushing did use his whip in an excessive manner and is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: Luz Daniel Ortiz-Martinez Ruling Date: 7/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his right to an appeal,Quarter Horse Jockey Luz Daniel Martinez is suspended Three (3) racing days, July 17, 18, and 19, for careless riding for allowing his mount (Del Reys Leaving You) to drift in and interfere with another horse during the running of the ninth (9) race on July 6, 2018 at Indiana Grand Racecourse, causing the disqualification of his mount from Seventh and placed Last (10th), a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (b) (1) and #71 IAC 7.5-6-5 (c) (3) (4).
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22949 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Attitude Anywhere in the 3rd race on July 7, 2018 a change from its last race.
 
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22945 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to have his scheduled starter Jazzing Lil Reba, in the paddock , resulting in a late scratch from race 8, July 5, 2018 at Delta Downs.
Name: MCGWIRE P SOWERS Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-44 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving TON OF LUCK in Race 10 at PRC on 7/3/18, driver McGwire Sowers did go inside two consecutive pylons past the 1/2 mile pole and was fourth placed sixth behind the two horses he was lapped on at the wire, per the rule. Mr. Sowers is hereby fined $100 (first offense in 2018).
Name: STEVEN S NASON Ruling Date: 7/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-43 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 205 CMR 3.12 (1) USTA 18.09 (a). While driving #6 PAN GRAD in Race 9 on 6/29/18, Mr. Nason did use his whip in an excessive manner and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: Garcia Natividad Ruling Date: 8/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: AM2 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After violating his conditional license by ( being arrested for being intoxicated and having battery charges pending) Groom Natividad Garcia is SUSPENDED through December 31, 2018, a violation of IHRC Rule 5.5-1-14 (11). The person has failed to comply with a written order or ruling by the Stewards.
Name: Garcia Natividad Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Natividad Garcia is hereby summarily suspended for inappropriate conduct on the backstretch and license office at Indiana Grand and for showing up at a Stewards hearing intoxicated, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 3.5-2-1 and #71 IAC 3.5-2-3 and #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (10), the person has engaged in conduct that is against the best interest of horse racing or compromises the integrity of operations at a track or satellite facility.The Stewards have rescheduled Mr. Garcia's hearing for July 4, 2018During the period of suspension, Mr. Garcia is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Name: Garcia Natividad Ruling Date: 7/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After conducting a hearing on July 4, 2018 the Board of Stewards has lifted the summarily suspension of Groom Natividad Garcia with the following conditions:1. Mr. Garcia must attend AA meetings every Tuesday night at the track kitchen at Indiana Grand for the entire race meet which concludes on November 7, 2018.2. Mr. Garcia must breathalyze every morning at the stable gate at Indiana Grand before performing his duties as a groom.3. After performing his duties for the day as a groom, Mr. Garcia must leave the barn area for the day until his duties resume the following day.4. Mr. Garcia is BARRED from going into the Test Barn for any reason at Indiana Grand.5. Mr. Garcia is BARRED from going into the License Office at Indiana Grand, any business Mr. Garcia has in the License Office will be handled by the Indiana Grand Stewards.6. Failure to comply with these conditions will result in further sanctions.
Name: Eric E Davis Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-42 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 6/29/18 for Race 1 trainer Eric Davis did present his horse SAN ANTONY O late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: LOUIS ALFRED LEE Ruling Date: 7/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22917 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 “I Somebody Too” from race 9, June 27, 2018, at Delta Downs.
Name: CHARLENE CUSHING Ruling Date: 6/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-39 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 6/21/18 for Race 6 trainer Charlene Cushing did present her horse INVICTUS HANOVER late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: CHRISTOPHER ANDREW PETRELLI Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-40 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #2 SAN ANTONY O in Race 5 at PRC on 6/22/18, driver Christopher Petrelli did cause interference to #3 VH BOXER at the start and is hereby fined $100 for the interference causing the placing.
Name: JERRY B STRATTON Ruling Date: 6/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-41 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 205 CMR 3.14 (3) (8). Mr. Jerry B Stratton Jr's owner/trainer license application, dated 5/15/18, has been denied for previous conduct deemed detrimental to the best interest of racing, which was not disclosed on the application dated 5/15/18. All privileges for license #22502 issued on 5/15/18 are hereby rescinded.
Name: PAUL A VACCA Ruling Date: 6/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-37 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late driver change on DEEPWELL in Race 4 at PRC on 6/21/18; thus fined $50.
Name: PAUL A VACCA Ruling Date: 6/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-38 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late driver change on GUILTYWITHANEXCUSE in Race 5 at PRC on 6/21/18; thus fined $50.
Name: MICHAEL ANDREW STEVENSON Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-36 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA 18.09. While driving #4 BAS J in Race 3 on 6/14/18, Mr. Stevenson did use his whip in an excessive manner and outside of the "wrist and elbow" action allowed. He is hereby fined $200 (second offense).
Name: RONALD L CUSHING Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-35 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA 18.09. While driving #1 MANSSIVE in Race 8 at PRC on 6/14/18, driver Ron Cushing did use his whip in an excessive manner and is hereby fined $100 (first offense) for the violation.
Name: Scott Pooler Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-34 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 6/19/18 for Race 3 trainer Scott Pooler did present his horse PEMBROKE BARONESS late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: IRWIN T. ROSENTHAL Ruling Date: 6/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-33 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 6/15/18 for Race 8, trainer Irwin Rosenthal did present his horse CAROLINA HURRICANE late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-32 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 6/18/18 for Race 1 trainer Elisha Lafreniere did present her horse REAL OR MAGIC late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: ELISHA A LAFRENIERE Ruling Date: 6/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-31 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Elisha Lafreniere is hereby fined $50 for a late driver change to WEDDLE BY WEDDLE in Race 1 on 6/12/18 at PRC.
Name: Garcia Natividad Ruling Date: 6/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Natividad Garcia is fined $200 for possessing alcoholic beverages in the stable area of Indiana Grand on June 10, 2018, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (15)
Name: JERRY B STRATTON Ruling Date: 6/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-30 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Jerry Stratton Jr is hereby fined $25 for bad check #1107 presented on 5/15/18, which has since been made good.
Name: WALLACE R WATSON Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-28 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #3 TO FRISKY TO SLEEP in Race 5 at PRC on 6/7/18, driver Wally Watson did go inside two consecutive pylons in the stretch and finished second but was placed fourth (behind lapped on horses at the wire). Driver Wally Watson is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: MONIQUE COHEN Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-27 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 6/8/18 for Race 8, trainer Monique Cohen did present her horse KENTUCKY NICK late for Lasix and is hereby fined $100 for the violation.
Name: JIM J NICKERSON Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-29 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Industrial Labs reported on 6/1/18 a finding of Triamcinolone (vetalog) over the allowable threshold at 162 +/- 18 pg/mL in J-S MISS CAROLYN who finished first in Race 2 on 5/17/18. After waiving his right to a split sample and a hearing on 6/7/18, the trainer Mr. Jim Nickerson is hereby fined $500 and ordered to return all purse monies ($6,250).
Name: LEE JOHN GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-101 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Lee Gutierrez, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive”( Test Sample #: NM 30712), who finished 2nd in the 1st race on May 6, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Lee Gutierrez, and confirmed by Industrial Labs.

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

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 11, 2018, through July 10, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($750.00) Seven Hundred and Fifty dollar fine to paid on or before July 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 16, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Lee 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). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Lee Gutierrez. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

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

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

Name: LEE JOHN GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-102 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/11/2018 Suspension End: 9/9/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Lee Gutierrez, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Woodacoodadid”( Test Sample #: NM 32275), who was scratched from the 8th race on May 11, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Lee Gutierrez, and declined.

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

For Lee Gutierrez’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2)Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 11, 2018, through September 8, 2018, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. ($1500.00) Fifteen Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before July 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 16, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Lee 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). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Lee Gutierrez. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

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

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

Name: IRVING S. BLUESTEIN Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-24 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #3 MCMURRAY in Race 7 at PRC on 6/1/18, Mr. Irving Bluestein did interfere with #7 THE GREEN MONSTER approaching the 1/4 pole, causing the THE GREEN MONSTER to break stride. Mr. Bluestein is hereby fined $100.
Name: JAMES E HARDY Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/6/2018 Suspension End: 6/20/2018
Ruling Text: Industrial Labs reported on 5/14/18 in sample E257828 the presence of 3-hydroxylidocaine (lidocaine) at 50.3 +/- 3.3 pg/ml from AMERICAN ROCK in qualifying Race 3 on 4/24/18 at PRC, which is over the allowable threshold. The trainer James Hardy exercised his right to a split sample and on 6/1/18 Texas A7M Diagnostic Lab reconfirmed the threshold overage at 47 +/- 18 pg/ml. Mr. Hardy had a hearing on 6/5/18 at the PRC judges' offices and is hereby fined $500 and suspended for fifteen days beginning on 6/6/18 through and inluding 6/20/18.
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-25 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving ACEFOURTYFOUR ALEX in Race 1 on 6/5/18 at PPRC, driver W. Drew Campbell did use his whip in such a manner as to leave welts (third offense) on the horse and is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: MICHAEL ANDREW STEVENSON Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-23 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA 18.09. While driving #6 PEMBROKE NEWT in Race 6 on 6/1/18, Mr. Stevenson did use his whip in an excessive manner and is hereby fined$100 (first offense of 2018).
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-21 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving HS MARCIA in Race 4 on 5/24/18 at PRC, driver W. Drew Campbell did use his whip in such a manner as to leave welts on the horse (second offense) and is hereby fined $250 for the infraction.
Name: PATRICK CURTIN Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-22 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA 18.09. While driving DR C'S Z TAM in Race 8 on 5/28/18 at PRC, driver Pat Curtin did use his whip excessively and is hereby fined $100 (first offense of 2018).
Name: RONALD WAYNE DAILEY Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ronald Dailey is restored to good standings and will retain his Trainers license.
Name: RONALD WAYNE DAILEY Ruling Date: 5/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ronald Dailey has surrendered his Indiana Trainers license as he no longer is working in that capacity, Mr. Dailey will retain his Owners license.
Name: Fernando Soto-Fonseca Ruling Date: 5/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-10-1 (a) Jockey Fernando Fonseca-Soto is suspended 30 calendar days, May 23, 2018 through June 21, 2018 for testing positive for cocaine at a level of 33.8 ng/ml and benzoylecgonine at a level of 10.4 ng/ml during a drug screen on May 11, 2018, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-10-6 (a) (1). In addition Mr. Fonseca-Soto must provide a negative drug test before he is eligible to have his license reinstated.During his period of suspension Mr. Fonseca-Soto is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Name: Fernando Soto-Fonseca Ruling Date: 6/22/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After providing a negative drug test on June 18, 2018, Quarter Horse Jockey Fernando Fonseca Soto (License #152269) is restored to good standing.
Name: MICHAEL ANDREW STEVENSON Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-19 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving HAULIN BLANC in Race 2 at PRC on 5/17/18, driver Mike Stevenson did fail to keep his horse up in position behind the starting gate and is hereby fined $100 (second offense) for the infraction.
Name: JOHN A DISTEFANO Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-18 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/4/2018 Suspension End: 6/18/2018
Ruling Text: On 5/9/18 Industrial Labs reported a post-race positive test result for Methocarbamol from JERICHO who participated in Race 7 at PRC on 4/26/28 and finished first. After waiving his right to a split sample, trainer John DiStefano is hereby fined $1,250 (third offense in 365 days), suspended for fifteen days beginning 6/4/18 through and including 6/18/18 and ordered to return all purse monies won ($2,900).
Name: NICHOLAS M GRAFFAM Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-20 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving HE'S MARVELOUS in Race 3 at PRC on 5/21/18 and finishing first, driver Nicholas Graffam did interfere with QUICK SHOT in the stretch, was placed second, and hereby fined $100 for the interference.
Name: DANIEL S DESLANDES Ruling Date: 5/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-9 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving KID COURAGEOUS A in Race 9 at Plainridge Parl on 4/20/18, drivre Dan Deslandes did remove his foot from the stirrup and kick his horse approaching the top of the stretch. Mr. Deslandes is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: CHRISTIAN LOREN ENCARNACION Ruling Date: 6/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After providing a negative drug test on June 19, 2018, Christian Encarnacion ( license #2018-1381) is restored to good standing.
Name: CHRISTIAN LOREN ENCARNACION Ruling Date: 5/19/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Unknown Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pursuant to IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-10--1 (a), Starting Gate Crew member Christian Encarnacion is suspended 30 calendar days, May 18, 2018 through June 16, 2018 for testing  positive for cocaine at a level of 35.2 ng/ml and benzoylecgonine at a level of 10.0 ng/ml during a drug screen on April 27, 2018, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 8.5-10-6 (a) (1). In addition, Mr. Encarnacion must provide a negative drug test before he is eligible to have his license reinstated.During his period of suspension, Mr. Encarnacion is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Name: MICHAEL ANDREW STEVENSON Ruling Date: 5/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving SOMEPLACE SPECIAL in Race 6 at PRC on 5/14/18, driver Mike Stevenson did fail to make an appropriate effort to come into position behind the starting gate and is hereby fined $100 for the lack of effort.
Name: MATTHEW M ATHEARN Ruling Date: 5/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-14 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving CANDY LANE in Race 7 on 5/10/18 driver Matthew Athearn did violate USTA whipping rule 18.09 (e) and is hereby fine $100 for the infraction.
Name: BRENDA L PROVOST Ruling Date: 5/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 5/9/18 Industrial Labs reported a post-race positive test result for Methocarbamol from E EL DARTSMYBOY who participated in Race 6 at PRC on 4/30/18 and finished first. After waiving her right to a split sample and a hearing, trainer Brenda Provost is hereby fined $100 (first offense).
Name: GREGORY MERTON Ruling Date: 5/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-15 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: USTA rule 18/09. Driver Gregory Merton while driving GRAND THEFT in Race 6 at PRC on 5/14/18 did use his "whipping arm in an exaggerated manner" and is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: WINSTON CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 5/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-13 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving TROTALOT in Race 6 on 5/10/18 at PRC, driver W. Drew Campbell did use his whip in such a manner as to leave welts on the horse and is hereby fined $100 for the infraction.
Name: GARY A BARBERE Ruling Date: 5/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Racing Commission Facility: Plainridge Racecourse
Ruling Number: 2018-PRR-12 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On 5/10/18 at PRC in Race 4, while driving MILK CHOCOLATE, driver Gary Barbere did violate the USTA pylon rule by going inside two consecutive pylons and is hereby fined $100 for the infraction. His horse finished sixth and was placed seventh for being lapped on one horse at the wire.
Name: Cesar Gustavo Garcia-Esqueda Ruling Date: 5/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Jockey Cesar Esqueda is fined $250 for being the aggressor in an altercation in the barn area at Indiana Grand Racecourse on May 5, 2018 ( with Quarter Horse Jockey Aaron Hunt ) , a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 7.5-9-1 (2) which pertains to Disorderly conduct ( Fighting ).
Name: Cesar Gustavo Garcia-Esqueda Ruling Date: 4/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Indiana Grand
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Quarter Horse Jockey Cesar G. Esqueda is fined $100 for failing to attend the video review of the ninth race on April 20, 2018 as ordered by the Stewards, a violation of IHRC Rule #71 IAC 5.5-1-14 (a) (11).
Name: JUAN CESAR TORRES-CASAS Ruling Date: 4/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 17-18TP089 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/17/2018 Suspension End: 12/3/2018
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider, Groom and Pony Person Juan Cesar Torres-Casas (ADG #16242) is hereby summarily suspended and denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards for a positive human drug test for Methamphetamines, Amphetamines, THC, (Tetrahydrocannabinol- Marijuana) and Opioids, pending confirmation from Southwest Labs Inc, which is conduct detrimental to 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. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(8)(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(2)(3); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(6)(7); A.R.S. 5-108(A)(1).

Name: LORENZO VEGA Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-234 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/18/2018 Suspension End: 5/18/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Lorenzo Vega was duly notified represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on April 7, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from February 13, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Tf Im That Guy” (Test Sample #: NM29778), who finished 1st place in the 11th race on December 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on February 6, 2018.

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

Finding of Facts:

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

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

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

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

Name: JOSEPH CIRASUOLA Ruling Date: 2/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #E246035 collected on 11/16/17 from the horse ALWAYS A VISION was found to contain AMINOREX. Split sample confirmed by independent lab. Mr. Cirasuola as trainer is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 11/16/17 must be returned and redistributed. In addition, Mr. Cirasuola is hereby suspended from 3/30/2018 through 6/27/2018 (inclusive) and is assessed 6 MMV points. Mitigating and aggravating circumstances were considered when deciding the penalty. Finished 3rd, $1800.00 to be returned and redistributed as follows:No. 4 ALWAYS a VISION finished third disqualified placed tenthNo. 2 EXSQUEEZEME finished fourth placed thirdNo. 3 ROCKIN HOT LADY finished fifth placed fourthNo. 6 RACE WITH GRACE finished sixth placed fifthNo. 5 DONTCLOSEYOUREYES finished seventh placed sixthNo. 8 MY KIND OF DANCE finished eighth placed seventhNo. 1 MORGANGETSHERWAY finished ninth placed eighthNo. 7 WIMPLE'S DIMPLE finished tenth placed ninth 
Name: JOSEPH CIRASUOLA Ruling Date: 2/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: ORIG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #E246049 collected on 11/17/17 from the horse COBALT MAN was found to contain AMINOREX. Split sample confirmed by independent lab. Mr. Cirasuola as trainer is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 11/17/17 must be returned and redistributed. Mitigating and aggravating factors were considered when deciding the penalty. Finished first, $8000.00 to be returned and redistributed as follows: No. 6 COLBALT MAN finished first disqualified placed seventhNo. 2 STARLITE KID finished second placed firstNo. 5 MCDAVE finished third placed secondNo. 7 ALWAYS N THE MONEY finished fourth placed thirdNo. 4 BLOOMING GENIUS finished fifth placed fourthNo. 1 MOONWRITER finished sixth placed fifthNo. 3 WINNING IS SWEET finished seventh placed sixth 
Name: JOSEPH CIRASUOLA Ruling Date: 3/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #E246035 collected on 11/16/17 from the horse ALWAYS A VISION was found to contain AMINOREX. Split sample confirmed by independent lab. Mr. Cirasuola as trainer is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned on 11/16/17 must be returned and redistributed. In addition, Mr. Cirasuola is hereby suspended from 3/30/2018 through 6/27/2018 (inclusive) and is assessed 6 MMV points. Mitigating and aggravating circumstances were considered when deciding the penalty. Finished 3rd, $1800.00 to be returned and redistributed as follows:No. 4 ALWAYS a VISION finished third disqualified placed tenthNo. 2 EXSQUEEZEME finished fourth placed thirdNo. 3 ROCKIN HOT LADY finished fifth placed fourthNo. 6 RACE WITH GRACE finished sixth placed fifthNo. 5 DONTCLOSEYOUREYES finished seventh placed sixthNo. 8 MY KIND OF DANCE finished eighth placed seventhNo. 1 MORGANGETSHERWAY finished ninth placed eighthNo. 7 WIMPLE'S DIMPLE finished tenth placed ninth 
Name: JOSEPH CIRASUOLA Ruling Date: 3/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: AM1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Sample #E246049 collected on 11/17/17 from the horse COBALT MAN was found to contain AMINOREX. Split sample confirmed by independent lab. Mr. Cirasuola as trainer is in violation of IHRC medication rules and the trainer responsibility rule. All purse money earned o