Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >2/19/2020<

228 Total Rulings compiled at: 2/24/2020 11:57:31 PM G.M.T.

Name: JOAQUIN N LOPEZ Ruling Date: 2/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20 WRD 007 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER JOAQUIN LOPEZ WAS FOUND IN VIOLATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, HORSES INELIGIBLE TO ENTER OR START, AND LATE SCRATCH IN AN OVERNIGHT RACE. MR. LOPEZ WAS FINED $200.00 FOR FAILING TO HAVE ALL THE APPROVED PUBLISHED WORKS NEEDED PRIOR TO ENTERING THE QUARTER HORSE "LETHAL FOLLY" INTO THE 9TH RACE AT WRD ON SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2019, NECESSITATING IN A LATE SCRATCH.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT MR. LOPEZ IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF $200.00.

FINE HAS BEEN PAID.

Name: VICTOR CARRILLO FLORES Ruling Date: 2/23/2020
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SA-43 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey VICTOR FLORES, is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – first offense in last 60 days), during the first race at Santa Anita Park on February 22, 2020.
Name: DOUG FRANCIS ONEILL Ruling Date: 2/22/2020
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SA-41 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer DOUG O’NEILL, who was scheduled to start EXHORT in the ninth race on February 22, 2020, at Santa Anita Park, is fined FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration – trainer decision).
Name: JORGE VELEZ Ruling Date: 2/22/2020
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SA-42 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey JORGE VELEZ, is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(6) (Use of Riding Crop – more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond – second offense in last 60 days), during the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on February 21, 2020.
Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 2/22/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CDT-H#4 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/8/2020 Suspension End: 3/8/2020
Ruling Text: in regards to HORSE RACING ALBERTA Harness Ruling # 3 dated February 8, 2020, considering mitigating circumstances Mr. Hennessy is hereby SUSPENDED FOR ONE (1) RACE DAY (DRIVING ONLY), MARCH 8, 2020 AND FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS($100.00).
Name: JENNIFER LOPEZ Ruling Date: 2/22/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-61 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Jennifer Lopez, having been duly notified and responded by phone, before the Board Of Stewards on February 22, 2020, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive of Phenylbutazone and Flunixin (a stacking violation with a class 3-B (therapeutic drugs) found in test sample E355060 taken from the 2nd place finisher “Zendays Cartel” following the 8th race, on December 8, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 4.05 ug/ml in the blood and Flunixin at 39.4 ng /ml in the blood. Split samples rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer. Tony Herrera is the trainer of record for horse “Zendays Cartel”.

Jennifer Lopez’s 1st Class 3B medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

        1. The horse “Zendays Cartel”, is hereby disqualified from 2nd Place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on December 8, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Jess To Reel 6. First Theory V
                    2. Quemados Royal Moon 7. Famous Lady
                    3. Bayakoa 8. Don’t Bug Daddy
                    4. Direct Deposit FS
                    5. Vintage Vaquera
Unplaced “Zendays Cartel”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.25.5.14 D (7) Protests, Objections, and Inquiries15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) 15.2.5.13 E (4) (d) Disqualification and purse distribution.

Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: TONY S. HERRERA Ruling Date: 2/22/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2020 Suspension End: 3/7/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer: Tony Herrera, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards by phone on February 22, 2020, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive of Phenylbutazone and Flunixin (a stacking violation with a class 3-B (therapeutic drugs) found in test sample E355060 taken from the 2nd place finisher “Zendays Cartel” following the 8th race, on December 8, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 4.05 ug/ml in the blood and Flunixin at 39.4 ng/ml in the blood. Split samples rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer. Jennifer Lopez is the owner of record for horse “Zendays Cartel"

Mitigating Circumstances 1st lifetime medication violation.

This is Tony Herrera’s 1st 3B medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($500.00) Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 23, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 22, 2020, through March 7, 2020, inclusive.
During said time of applicable suspension Tony Herrera 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 Tony Herrera. 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 Tony Herrera must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances .

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

Name: FILIBERTO QUIROZ Ruling Date: 2/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-59 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/21/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Filiberto Quiroz, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, February 21, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on February 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class B (Thoroughbred), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in test sample E369410 taken from, “Phoenix Fire”, who finished in 6th place in the 6th race on February 9, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Filiberto Quiroz 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 Filiberto Quiroz 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 Filiberto Quiroz must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class B Classification for Thoroughbreds 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: LORENZO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 2/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-58 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/21/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Lorenzo Sanchez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, February 21, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on February 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in test sample E369266 taken from, “Jess Crank It”, who finished in 2nd place in the 1st race on January 31, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Lorenzo 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 Lorenzo 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 Lorenzo 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: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 2/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-57 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/21/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jose R. Ramos is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, February 21, 2020 pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing scheduled for February 28, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the office of the board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample E369352 taken from the Quarter Horse “Arrows Winner”, who finished in second place in the 1st race on February 7, 2020, at Sunland Park.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jose R. 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 Jose R. 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 Jose R. 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: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information.

Name: MARIO FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 2/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-56 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/21/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Mario Fernandez is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, February 21, 2020 pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing scheduled for February 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample E369307 taken from the Quarter Horse “Osberryfast”, who finished in second place and was disqualified to ninth place in the 1st race on February 2, 2020, at Sunland Park.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Mario Fernandez 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 Mario Fernandez 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 Mario Fernandez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information.

Name: ERIK NOE RODRIGUEZ-GARCIA Ruling Date: 2/21/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20 WRD 006 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER ERIK RODRIGUEZ-GARCIA WAS FOUND IN VIOLATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, REQUIREMENTS FOR HORSE, TRAINER, AND JOCKEY, AND TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY FOR FAILING TO HAVE QUARTER HORSE "JUST LIKE MAMA" TO THE PADDOCK ON TIME PRIOR TO THE RUNNING OF THE 6TH RACE AT WRD ON SUNDAY, 10/13/19.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT MR. RODRIGUEZ-GARCIA IS FINED $100.00.

FINE HAS BEEN PAID.

Name: GARY KENT WALKER Ruling Date: 2/20/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20 FMT 002 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER GARY WALKER WAS FOUND IN VIOLATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, HORSES INELIGIBLE TO ENTER OR START, LATE SCRATCH IN AN OVERNIGHT RACE, AND TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY FOR FAILURE TO HAVE APPROVAL FROM AN OHRC LICENSED STARTER ON QUARTER HORSE "SARAH FANCY PYC CHIC" PRIOR TO THE RUNNING OF THE 12TH RACE AT FAIR MEADOWS, FRIDAY, 6/21/2019, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT FMT THAT MR. WALKER IS FINED $200.00.

FINE HAS BEEN PAID.

Name: MARC KESACK Ruling Date: 2/19/2020
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2020-FRE-16 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Owner Marc Kesack is fined $300.00 for failing to obtain an owner's license necessitating "Buckeye Chrome" to be scratched from the 1st race at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-7.30(a).

Name: CHAD A LINDSAY Ruling Date: 2/19/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP124 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a formal hearing and waived that right, Jockey Chad Alan Lindsay (ADG #22253) 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 February 18, 2020, 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 February 29, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning March 1, 2020, through and inclusive of August 28, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R-19-2-121€

Name: Russ Glenn Childs Ruling Date: 2/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP123 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on February 10, 2020 Owner/Trainer Russell Childs (ADG #10031) 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 failing to have the foal certificate papers on file for the horse "CALL YOUR BLUFF" for the 6th race on February 10, 2020, 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 February 28, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning February 29, 2020, through and inclusive of August 27, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-113(B)(1); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E);

Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 2/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-55 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Wesley Giles was duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 8, 2020 for working unlicensed help on February 18, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Wesley Giles the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before March 19, 2020 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this 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: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)

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: EZEQUIEL LARA Ruling Date: 2/17/2020
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2020-OP-1 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/28/2020 Suspension End: 2/29/2020
Ruling Text:

Jockey Ezequiel Lara, who rode "Lucky's Good Girl" in the second race , Monday, February 17, 2020 is suspended for two racing day, Friday, February 28th, and Saturday, February 29th for careless riding in violation of ARC Rule #2347(A).

During his perioid of suspension, he may ride in designated Stakes but then must serve a replacement day of suspesion.

Name: RICHARD BALTAS Ruling Date: 2/17/2020
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SA-40 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer RICHARD BALTAS, who worked the horse PROVERB, for removal from the Veterinarian’s List on November 25, 2019, is fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)* pursuant to rule #1887 (Trainer or Owner to Insure Condition of Horse) and rule #1866(e) (Veterinarian’s List) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(b)(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances) and rule #1843.1 (Prohibited Drug Substances – Dexamethasone [Class 4] – second violation in 365 days).
Name: BRET CALHOUN Ruling Date: 2/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23878 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Levamisole was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, in the post-race urine sample of FG35894, at 5.0632 ng/ml,, taken from “Silver Dust”, winner of race 10, January 18, 2019, at Fair Grounds Race Course. Upon notification Trainer W. Bret Calhoun declined his right to have the split portion of the sample tested. Following an informal hearing and extensive investigation, the stewards concluded that, based on the findings of the Primary Laboratory sample FG35894, was positive for the prohibited drug Levamisole and this is an ARCI category II, B penalty, violation. Trainer Joe Sharp is hereby fined $1000 and “Silver Dust” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed. In establishing a penalty for this violation the stewards considered the following mitigating circumstances;
    1. Compounded products generally accepted for use in livestock worming programs are readily available over the counter at local tack and feed suppliers
    2. Trainer W. Bret CalhounHad, “Prohibit”, an over the counter worming product in his barn area.. As described on the product label it “contains the prohibited medication Levamisole, however the label does not mention its potential to produce metabolites of potent drugs in post-race urine and blood samples.”
    3. Until recently Levamisole was considered a substance of essentially no regulatory interest. Recent studies verified that Levamisole administrations have the potential to produce central nervous system metabolites in post-race samples. The ARCI recently classified Levamisole Class II B penalty medication. This classification recognizes the innocent explanation of a worming administration which would not produce a post-race sample containing a CNS metabolite.
    4. The State Chemist did not report the presence of this metabolite in Sample FG35886

Name: JULIE ANN RINI Ruling Date: 2/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23876 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ineligible to participate in racing, in Louisiana, pending completion of owner license requirements. (Temporary owner license expired December 31, 2019).
Name: Leydi Garcia Mendoza Ruling Date: 2/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23877 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 30 day Claim License withdraw on 2/9/20 as it expired.
Name: JOSE ANGEL MURDIEL - VALDEZ Ruling Date: 2/16/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-49 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/16/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Jose Murdiel Valdez is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately February 16, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing scheduled on February 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Drive Sunland Park, NM 88063) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension, regarding Jose Murdiel Valdez refusing to take a drug test on February 15, 2020. During said time of applicable suspension Jose Murdiel Valdez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion.

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. 15.2.1.9(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 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES When conducted, random drug testing shall apply, equally, to all licensees who are, at the time of the random testing, exercising the privileges of their license in such ways as may affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.17 (C)(6) Human Drug Testing/ Restricted Activities It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee: refuses to submit to urine or drug testing, when notified that such testing is based on a random drug testing procedure, is based on reasonable suspicion that the person is using drugs or alcohol or is based on the licensee's acting as if in an impaired condition. 16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES No notice need be given as to onset or cessation of random testing. 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 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. 15.2.1.8(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 15.2.2.8(V)(1) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association shall immediately eject from the association grounds a person who is subject to such an exclusion order of the commission or stewards and notify the commission of the ejection.

Name: JOSE ANGEL MURDIEL - VALDEZ Ruling Date: 2/23/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-49-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/16/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-49 - Case Continued Summary Suspension hearing 2/23/2020 Groom Jose Murdiel Valdez, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had his summary suspension hearing in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on February 23, 2020. The summary suspension hearing was in regard to the summary suspension instated on February 16, 2020, Jose Murdiel Valdez refusing to take a drug test on February 15, 2020.

Groom Jose Murdiel Valdez shall remain summarily suspended pending the results of his disciplinary hearing scheduled for a later date. During said time of applicable suspension Jose Murdiel Valdez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion.

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. 15.2.1.9(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 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES When conducted, random drug testing shall apply, equally, to all licensees who are, at the time of the random testing, exercising the privileges of their license in such ways as may affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.17 (C)(6) Human Drug Testing/ Restricted Activities It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee: refuses to submit to urine or drug testing, when notified that such testing is based on a random drug testing procedure, is based on reasonable suspicion that the person is using drugs or alcohol or is based on the licensee's acting as if in an impaired condition. 16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES No notice need be given as to onset or cessation of random testing. 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 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. 15.2.1.8(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 15.2.2.8(V)(1) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association shall immediately eject from the association grounds a person who is subject to such an exclusion order of the commission or stewards and notify the commission of the ejection.

Name: MARIO FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 2/16/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Mario Fernandez, having been duly notified and waived his right to a hearing, before the Board Of Stewards on February 16, 2020, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Ketoprofen (class 4C-Major penalty drug if over 50 ng/ml) found in test sample E340246 taken from the 1st place finisherPauls Special Knight” following the 9th race, on August 23, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Ketoprofen at 121 ng/ml +/- .2 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the limit for Ketoprofen of 2 ng/ml in the blood making it a 4-C Major (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

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

Dianna E. Melendez is the owner of record for horse “Pauls Special Knight”

This is Mario Fernandez’s First 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1000.00) One Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before March 17, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

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

Name: MARIO FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 2/16/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-52 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/24/2020 Suspension End: 3/9/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer: Mario Fernandez, having been duly notified and waived his right to a hearing, before the Board Of Stewards on February 16, 2020, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Ketoprofen (class 4C-Major penalty drug if over 50 ng/ml) found in test sample E340250 taken from the 1st place finisherThe Magic Hero V” following the 1st race, on August 24, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Ketoprofen at 257 ng/ml +/-0.2 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Ketoprofen is 2 ng/ml in the blood for a 4-C Major (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

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

Paola Aide Torres is the owner of record for horse “The Magic Hero V”

This is Mario Fernandez’s Second 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1500.00) Fifteen Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before March 17, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses February 24, 2020, through March 9, 2020, inclusive.
In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21),Mario Fernandez 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 Mario Fernandez 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 Mario Fernandez 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.

Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check

Name: JOE SHARP Ruling Date: 2/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 23873 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Levamisole was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, in the post-race urine sample of FG35886, at 1.752 ng/ml,, taken from “Blackberry Wine”, winner of race 4, January 18, 2019, at Fair Grounds Race Course. Upon notification Trainer Joe Sharp declined his right to have the split portion of the sample tested. Following an informal hearing and extensive investigation, the stewards concluded that, based on the findings of the Primary Laboratory sample FG35886, was positive for the prohibited drug Levamisole and this is an ARCI category II, B penalty, violation. Trainer Joe Sharp is hereby fined $1000 and “Blackberry Wine” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed. In establishing a penalty for this violation the stewards considered the following mitigating circumstances;
    1. Compounded products generally accepted for use in livestock worming programs are readily available over the counter at local tack and feed suppliers
    2. Trainer Joe Sharp purchased and administered, “Prohibit”, an over the counter worming product. As described on the product label it “contains the prohibited medication Levamisole, however the label does not mention its potential to produce metabolites of potent drugs in post-race urine and blood samples.”
    3. Until recently Levamisole was considered a substance of essentially no regulatory interest. Recent studies verified that Levamisole administrations have the potential to produce central nervous system metabolites in post-race samples. The ARCI recently classified Levamisole Class II B penalty medication. This classification recognizes the innocent explanation of a worming administration which would not produce a post-race sample containing a CNS metabolite.
    4. The State Chemist did not report the presence of this metabolite in Sample FG35886

Name: DANE J NOEL Ruling Date: 2/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23869 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of her scheduled starter, “Kohensrising” from race 1, February 13, 2020 at Delta Downs.
Name: Bobby Burkes Ruling Date: 2/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23866 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Allowed the horse Our Blue Jay to be administered Lasix without following the proper approval.
Name: Daniel S. Flores Ruling Date: 2/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23867 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/22/2020 Suspension End: 2/28/2020
Ruling Text: Suspended for seven calendar days February 22, 2020, through February 28, 2020 inclusive, for careless riding, while aboard Grandfathersleugirl during the running of race 8, February 12, 2019, at Delta Downs. Allowed to ride in designated races. Participation in such race/s extends suspension a like number days.
Name: RAYMOND J PREJEAN Ruling Date: 2/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23868 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred 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 his scheduled starter, “Whatafind,” from race 3, February 20, 2020 at Delta Downs.
Name: DANE J NOEL Ruling Date: 2/13/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23865 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The 2019/20 license issued as an Assistant Trainer to Dane Noel, is hereby withdrawn, without prejudice, in lieu of issuance of a license to work as Trainer.
Name: JASON TYLER LYNCH Ruling Date: 2/13/2020
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-20-20 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Jason Lynch had a Judge's hearing on 2/6/20 at Dover Downs. Mr. Lynch is fined $300.00 for fighting in the paddock on 1/30/20 at Dover Downs. DHRC rule: 5.1.27.2. All fines are to be apid within 10 days after receipt of ruling. All appeals are due within 4 business days after receipt of ruling.
Name: THOMAS W NIXON Ruling Date: 2/12/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23864 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Naproxen reported by Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, at 250.317ng/ml in post-race blood sample DD58147, taken from “Mischievous Girl”, winner of race 9, December 21, 2019 at Delta Downs. Upon notification Trainer Thomas Nixon declined his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a formal Stewards’ Hearing. The Stewards concluded that the sample DD58147 contained Naproxen and the concentration of this drug constituted an extra ordinary violation, of an ARCI category IV or V drug and this was trainer Thomas Nixon’s first violation of an ARCI category IV or V drug within a twelve month period. Trainer Thomas Nixon is hereby fined $1000 and “Mischievous Girl”, is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse is ordered redistributed.
Name: MATT E ROBINSON Ruling Date: 2/11/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP117 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2020 Suspension End: 8/19/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and waived that right, Groom Matthew Robinson (ADG #25816) 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 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 February 21, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning February 22, 2020 through and inclusive of August 20, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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: MATT E ROBINSON Ruling Date: 2/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP117-FTC Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2020 Suspension End: 8/19/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP117 - Failure to Comply - Failed to pay fine.
Name: ANNETTE WILLIAMS-HAYNES Ruling Date: 2/11/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP118 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2020 Suspension End: 8/19/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and appeared telephonically, OTB Manager Annette Williams-Haynes (ADG #22657) 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 February 21, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning February 22, 2020 through and inclusive of August 20, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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: ANNETTE WILLIAMS-HAYNES Ruling Date: 2/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP118-FTC Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/22/2020 Suspension End: 8/19/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP118 - Failure to Comply - Fialed to pay fine.
Name: WILLIAM F PAILEY Ruling Date: 2/11/2020
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP116 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and waived that right, Owner William Pailley (ADG #25799) 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 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 February 21, 2020, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning February 22, 2020 through and inclusive of August 20, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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: SAM PETER BRITT Ruling Date: 2/8/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-46 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Sam Britt was duly notified and was represented by his trainer Joel H. Marr who waived his right to a disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 8, 2020, 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 E358952 taken from the first place finisher “Tappin Fora Dance” following the 7th race, on January 11, 2020.

The certificate of analysis indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.98 ± 0.39 ug/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 ug/ml in the blood.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Joel H. Marr.

Joel H. Marr, is the trainer of record for the horse “Tappin Fora Dance”,

For Sam Britt’s FIRST Class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a

    1. A warning letter, per 15.2.6.9(B)(6)
    2. There is no change to the official order of finish in the 7th race on January 11, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence/15.2.6.9 (C)(3) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS 15.2.6.9 A (4)UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES - / /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):

Name: Michael Riley Hennessy Ruling Date: 2/8/2020
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2020-CENT-H03 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/8/2020 Suspension End: 3/22/2020
Ruling Text: A driver, or the person in control of the horse, is required to: keep a line in each hand for the entire race, from the starter's call to the gate until the finish of the race, except for the purpose of adjusting equipment.
Name: Pedro Castillo Ruling Date: 2/7/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 20032PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. THE TRACK EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511150539 AND THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #509864070 OF PEDRO CASTILLO ARE HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 2/7/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-41 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/7/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr. is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, February 7, 2020 pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing scheduled for February 16, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample E359000 taken from the Quarter Horse “The Cartel Got Katie”, who finished in first place in the 1st race on January 17, 2020, at Sunland Park.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: RIGOBERTO T. VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 2/16/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-41-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/7/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-41 - Case Continued Summary Suspension Hearing 2/16/2020 Trainer Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr. (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and failed to appear, as we were notified that he was in the hospitol, had his summary suspension hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, on February 16, 2020 before the Board of Stewards. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample E359000 taken from the Quarter Horse “The Cartel Got Katie”, who finished in first place in the 1st race on January 17, 2020, at Sunland Park.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Rigoberto T. Villalobos Sr. pending the results of his disciplinary hearing.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JAMES C NELSON Ruling Date: 2/6/2020
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Nebraska State Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2020-Comm-1 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Reference: NSRC Ruling Dated 10-30-2002

The Nebraska Racing Commission has been unable to locate a representative for Barb’s Tack and Repair. Being unable to locate a representative, the Commission is making Mr. Nelson eligible to apply for a license in the State of Nebraska. If a representative from Barb’s Tack and Repair is located Mr. Nelson will be responsible for paying his debt of $613.92.

Name: JOSEPH CRAIG MOCK Ruling Date: 2/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 20034PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE, THE OFFICIAL LICENSE #93153919 OF JOSEPH MOCK , IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: PHILIP T ARISTONE Ruling Date: 2/7/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 20031PP Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. OWNER/TRAINER PHILIP T. ARISTONE d.b.a. INDIAN MILLS STOCK FARM IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR BEING LATE TO THE PADDOCK WITH THE HORSE "MR CLASSICAL" IN RACE #1 ON FEBRUARY 4,2020 IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 303.15 (20). § 303.15. Other duties and responsibilities of trainers. In addition to the duties and responsibilities set forth in §§ 303.13 and 303.14 (relating to trainer responsibility rule; and responsibilities of trainers), a trainer shall also be responsible for: (20) Presenting the trainer's 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 and personally attending to the horse in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the Stewards; FINE IS DUE BY FEBRUARY 17,2020 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 18,2020 FINES RE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION TO THE PA. HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 303.15(20). APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7. PA. CODE, SECTION 303.15(20).
Name: JAVIER A JANEIRO Ruling Date: 2/3/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 20029PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #00096606623 OF JAVIER A. JANEIRO IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JUAN C AROSEMENA Ruling Date: 2/3/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 20028PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511145263 OF JUAN C. AROSEMENA IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JAMES F MARSHALL Ruling Date: 2/3/2020
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2020-FRE-14 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Mr. Marshall, III is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.

Mr. Marshall, III did drive with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons while driving in the 8th race at Freehold Raceway on January 31, 2020.

Violation of N.J.A.C. rule 13:71-20.6(a)10.

Name: VINNY A GINSBURG Ruling Date: 2/3/2020
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2020-FRE-13 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Mr. Ginsburg is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.

Mr. Ginsburg did drive with a wheel inside the "Hubless Rail" pylons while driving in the 8th race at Freehold Raceway on January 31, 2020.

Violation of N.J.A.C. rule 13:71-20.6(a) 10.

Name: LORENZO GOMEZ-ALVARADO Ruling Date: 2/2/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-38 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Lorenzo Gomez-Alvarado was duly notified and represented by trainer Mary Meza at his hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 2, 2020, The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class B “Nandrolone”,at 94.7 pg/ml found in test sample E354873 exceding the threshold of 25 pg/ml taken from the non-starter (Scratched at the gate), “Hailofanimage”, from the 6th race on November 24, 2019, at Zia Park.

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

Mary Meza is the trainer of record for the horse “Hailofanimage”,

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

For Lorenzo Gomez-Alvarado’s First lifetime 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows.

        1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the horse “Hailofanimage” must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        2. NO CHANGE TO THE ORDER OF FINISH

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/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/ 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol or Albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

Name: MARY HELEN MEZA Ruling Date: 2/2/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-39 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/2/2020 Suspension End: 3/2/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer: Mary Meza was duly notified and had her hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 2, 2020, The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class B Nandrolone, at 94.7 pg/ml found in test sample E354873 exceding the threshold of 25 pg/ml taken from the non-starter (Scratched at the gate), “Hailofanimage”, from the 6th race on November 24,2019, at Zia Park.

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

Lorenzo Gomez-Alvarado is the owner of record for the horse “Hailofanimage”, was duly notified and was represented by trainer.

Aggravating factor, Anabolic steroid For Mary Meza’s 1st Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

  1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 2, 2020, through March 1, 2020, inclusive.
  2. A ($1000.00) One Thousand Dollar fine to be paid on or before March 1, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.9. 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.

Name: RIGO J. JUAREZ Ruling Date: 2/1/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-35 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Rigoberto Juarez, having been duly notified and waived his right to a hearing, before the Board Of Stewards on February 1, 2020, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E354788 taken from the 1st place finisherCathy Joe” following the 8th race, on November 17, 2019, at Zia Park Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 65.2 pg/ml +/- 0.6 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

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

Sunset Well Services Inc. (Policarpio Abalos) is the owner of record for horse “Cathy Joe”

This is Rigoberto Juarez’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. A ($1000.00) One Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before March 2, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations.
Name: LAUREANO JOSE FLORES Ruling Date: 2/3/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 20030PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. APPRENTICE JOCKEY LAUREANO J. FLORES,JR. IS HEREBY FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR REPEATEDLY REPORTING HIS INCORRECT WEIGHT TO THE CLERK OF SCALES ( FEBRUARY 1, 2020) IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE, 305.282 (a) § 305.282. Jockey requirements. (a) Jockeys shall report to the jockeys' quarters at the time designated by the licensed racing entity. 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. § 179.22. General power of the Judges and Stewards. The Board of Judges and the Board of Stewards shall have the power to enforce the breed-specific rules and procedures of Standardbred racing or Thoroughbred racing, and otherwise resolve conflicts, disputes and impose penalties for violations of the rules and regulations of the Commission. The Judges and Stewards, in the best interests of racing, shall also have the power and jurisdiction over racing matters which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Judges and Stewards shall render their respective determinations in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. § 305.33. Disciplinary action. (a) The Stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and may initiate investigations into the matters through the Commission's investigative staff or matters may be referred to them for hearing. The Stewards shall have the express authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. (b) The Stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of these rules: (2) Impose a fine not to exceed the statutory amount set for in the act; FINE IS DUE BY FEBRUARY 13,2020 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 14,2020 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS, WEIGHTS, CONDITIONS OR THE LENGTH OR RUNNING OF A RACE AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: SIMON VILLAUUEVA CRUZ Ruling Date: 1/31/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-32 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/31/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Simon Cruz-Villanueva is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately January 31, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on February 9, 2020, @ 8:30 a.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Drive Sunland Park, NM 88063) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension, regarding the tack room search conducted by Sunland Park Security in which Simon Cruz-Villanueva was found in possession of crystal meth and other drug paraphernalia.

During said time of applicable suspension Simon Cruz-Villanueva 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 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. 15.2.1.9(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 16.47.1.17 (B) Prohibited actions: All licensees shall be deemed to be exercising the privileges of their license, and to be subject to the requirements of these rules, when engaged in activities that could affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 16.47.1.17 (C)(2)(3)16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS 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. 15.2.1.8(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 15.2.2.8(V)(1) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association shall immediately eject from the association grounds a person who is subject to such an exclusion order of the commission or stewards and notify the commission of the ejection.

Name: SIMON VILLAUUEVA CRUZ Ruling Date: 2/9/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-32-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/31/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-32 - Case Continued Summary Suspension Hearing 2/9/2020 Groom Simon Cruz-Villanueva, was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had his hearing in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on February, 9, 2020. The hearing was in regard to the summary suspension instated on January 31, 2020. The Summary Suspension, was in regard to the tack room search conducted by Sunland Park Security in which Simon Cruz-Villanueva was found in possession of crystal meth and other drug paraphernalia.

Groom Simon Cruz-Villanueva shall remain summarily suspended pending the results of his disciplinary hearing scheduled for a later date.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 16.47.1.17 (B) Prohibited actions: All licensees shall be deemed to be exercising the privileges of their license, and to be subject to the requirements of these rules, when engaged in activities that could affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 16.47.1.17 (C)(2)(3)16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS 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. 15.2.1.8(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 15.2.2.8(V)(1) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association shall immediately eject from the association grounds a person who is subject to such an exclusion order of the commission or stewards and notify the commission of the ejection.

Name: HOMERO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 1/28/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/5/2020 Suspension End: 3/20/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer: Homero Gutierrez was duly notified and had his hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 26, 2020. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class B Albuterol (Thoroughbred) , found in test sample E317482 taken from the 1st place finisher, “A Cee Doo Cee”, in the 1st race on August 17, 2019, at Albuquerque Downs.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and confirmed by U C Davis.

Gerald W. Gentry the owner of record for the horse “A Cee Doo Cee”, was duly notified and was represented by trainer.

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

  1. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 5, 2020, through March 20, 2020, inclusive.
  2. A ($1000.00) One Thousand Dollar fine to be paid on or before February 27, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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

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

Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 1/25/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-21 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Aldavaz Sr, having been duly notified and had his hearing, before the Board Of Stewards on January 25, 2020 regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E354866 taken from the horse“Shakura” who was scratched behind the gate in the 4th race, on November 24, 2019, at Zia Park Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.65 ug/ml +/- .36 ug/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Phenylbutazone is 2 ug/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer, and declined.

Megan De La Rosa is the owner of record for horse “Shakura”

This is Jaime Aldavaz Sr’s Second Class 4C-Minor medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4). The Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($500.00) Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before February 24, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

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

Name: JAIME GUTIERREZ ALDAVAZ Ruling Date: 1/25/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-22 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/3/2020 Suspension End: 3/18/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Aldavaz Sr. was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 25, 2020. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class B (Thoroughbred), Albuterol, found in test sample E329567 taken from the thoroughbred “Brave American”, who finished in first place in the 1st race on August 9, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

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

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

For Jaime Aldavaz Sr. FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, as follows.

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

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 C (1)(4)(8)(c) Medication restrictions 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(2)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 15.2.6.11 (A) Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority

Name: JOHNNA MARIE TERRAZAS Ruling Date: 1/25/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-20 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/25/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Johnna Terrazas, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, January 25, 2020, pending the outcome of her summary suspension hearing on January31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358967 taken from, “Majestic Mr. Perry”, who finished in 1st place the 4th race on January 12, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Johnna Terrazas 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 Johnna Terrazas 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 Johnna Terrazas must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Info

Name: JOHNNA MARIE TERRAZAS Ruling Date: 1/31/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-20-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/25/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-20 - Case Continued Summary Suspension Hearing 1/31/2020

Trainer, Johnna Terrazas, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for her summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 31, 2020. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358967 taken from, “Majestic Mr. Perry”, who finished in 1st place the 4th race on January 12, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Johnna Terrazas pending the results of the split sample and disciplinary hearing which shall be held at a later date.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Johnna Terrazas 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 Johnna Terrazas 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 Johnna Terrazas must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8

Name: ROBERT A BLUM Ruling Date: 1/23/2020
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2020-FRE-12 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/5/2020 Suspension End: 5/5/2020
Ruling Text: As a result of the administrative hearings conducted on January 9, 2020 in the Judges office at Freehold Raceway, the Board of Judges has determined that Racing Official (Starter) Robert Blum, did disturb the peace and use improper language while making threatening statements to another licensee following the second race on December 28, 2019, at Freehold Raceway. These actions by Mr. Blum are in direct violations of various rules and regulations of the New Jersey Racing Commission including N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.7, N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.19, N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.20, and N.J.A.C.13:71-8.20.

After reviewing all of the evidence and testimony presented before the Board of Judges at these administrative hearings, Mr. Blum is hereby issued a full suspension of his New Jersey Racing Commission license for a period of ninety (90) days. Said suspension shall begin on February 5, 2020, and run through May 4, 2020 inclusive. During the period of suspension, Mr. Blum is denied access to all grounds that are under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes. At the conclusion of Mr. Blum's suspension, he shall be placed on probation for the remainder of the year 2020 whereas any similar violations may result in a more severe penalty.

In addition to the penalty issued in this ruling, prior to his license be restored to an active status, Mr. Blum must also comply with the conditions set forth in a confidential letter to him, dated January 23, 2020.

Name: GEORGE BRENNAN Ruling Date: 1/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2020-FRE-11 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver George Brennan is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.

Mr. Brennan did drive with a wheel inside the hubless rail pylons while driving #7 "Boys Turn" in the 8th race at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Violation of N.J.S.A. 13:71-20.6(a).

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/14/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/14/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, January 14, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on January 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358752 taken from, “Prince of Bo Dash”, who finished in 1st place the 3rd race on December 26, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-14-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/14/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-14 - Case Continued Trainer, Gerardo Ochoa-Pena (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 19, 2020. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358752 taken from, “Prince of Bo Dash”, who finished in 1st place the 3rd race on December 26, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Gerado Ochoa-Pena is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerado Ochoa-Pena are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Gerado Ochoa-Pena must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L

Name: TIMOTHY C GRAMS Ruling Date: 12/29/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-156 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: December 29, 2019 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #19-156 Trainer, Timothy Grams is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “ Mayan Queen”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on December 26, 2019, after receiving a warning on (12/01/2019 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JEFFREY LOREN SMITH Ruling Date: 12/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-275 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/28/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider Jeffery L. Smith is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately December 28, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on January 7, 2020, @ 8:30 a.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Drive Sunland Park, New Mexico 88063) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension, regarding the drug test taken on 12/26/2019 in which Jeffery L. Smith tested positive for amphetamines. During said time of applicable suspension Jeffery L. Smith is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion.

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. 15.2.1.9(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 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES When conducted, random drug testing shall apply, equally, to all licensees who are, at the time of the random testing, exercising the privileges of their license in such ways as may affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.17 (C)(6) Human Drug Testing/ Restricted Activities It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee: refuses to submit to urine or drug testing, when notified that such testing is based on a random drug testing procedure, is based on reasonable suspicion that the person is using drugs or alcohol or is based on the licensee's acting as if in an impaired condition. 16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES No notice need be given as to onset or cessation of random testing. 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 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. 15.2.1.8(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 15.2.2.8(V)(1) EJECTION AND EXCLUSION An association shall immediately eject from the association grounds a person who is subject to such an exclusion order of the commission or stewards and notify the commission of the ejection.

Name: JEFFREY LOREN SMITH Ruling Date: 1/7/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-275-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/28/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-275 - Case Continued Exercise rider Jeffery L. Smith, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had his summary suspension hearing in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on January 7, 2020. The summary suspension hearing was in regard to the summary suspension instated on December 28, 2019, regarding the drug test taken on 12/26/2019 in which Jeffery L. Smith tested positive for amphetamines.

Exercise rider Jeffery L. Smith shall remain summarily suspended pending the results of his disciplinary hearing scheduled for a later date.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B) (3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 16.47.1.17 (A) (1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES When conducted, random drug testing shall apply, equally, to all licensees who are, at the time of the random testing, exercising the privileges of their license in such ways as may affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.17 (C) (6) Human Drug Testing/ Restricted Activities It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee: refuses to submit to urine or drug testing, when notified that such testing is based on a random drug testing procedure, is based on reasonable suspicion that the person is using drugs or alcohol or is based on the licensee's acting as if in an impaired condition. 16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS 16.47.1.17 (A) (3) TESTING PROCEDURES No notice need be given as to onset or cessation of random testing. 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 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.15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: BRET CALHOUN Ruling Date: 12/19/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23779 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have his scheduled starter Free Cover, in the paddock, resulting in a late scratch from race 7, December 19, 2019 at Delta Downs.
Name: CHARLIE ROBERT RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 12/18/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-121 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/18/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Charlie R. Ramirez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, December 18, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on December 28, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park (1200 Futurity Dr. Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, as well as Drug Class 2 Penalty Class A Zilpaterol found in the urine in test sample E354952 taken from, “Rj Special Chick”, who finished in first place in the 10th race on November 30, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Charlie R. Ramirez 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 Charlie R. 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Charlie R. 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. Uniform classification guideline page 45 ZILPATEROL 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: CHARLIE ROBERT RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 12/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-121-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/18/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-121 - Case Continued Trainer, Charlie R. Ramirez, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right to a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 28, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, as well as Drug Class 2 Penalty Class A Zilpaterol found in the urine in test sample E354952 taken from, “Rj Special Chick”, who finished in first place in the 10th race on November 30, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Charlie R. Ramirez pending the results of the split sample and disciplinary hearing which shall be held at a later date.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Charlie R. Ramirez 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 Charlie R. 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Charlie R. 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. Uniform classification guideline page 45 ZILPATEROL 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: MICHAEL L CATALANO Ruling Date: 2/8/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 20034PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. OWNER/TRAINER MICHAEL L. CATALANO,JR. APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON JANUARY 24 ,2020 FOR BEING OBNOXIOUS ON THE GROUNDS OF PARX RACING. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY PRESENTED, OWNER/TRAINER MICHAEL L. CATALANO,JR. IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND IS DENIED THE PRIVILEGES OF THE FRONTSIDE FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS. COMMENCING FEBRUARY 18 ,2020 THROUGH MARCH 18 .2020, FOR INAPPROPIATE AND UNETHICAL CONDUCT ON THE FRONTSIDE IN FRONT OF THE BETTING PUBLIC FOLLOWING RACE 6, ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2019. IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 185.2. SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. § 305.32. Power of the Stewards. (a) In matters pertaining to racing, the orders of the Stewards shall supersede the orders of the officers and directors of the association. The Stewards shall have the power and duty to regulate and supervise the conduct of track management, licensed personnel, racing officials, owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and all other persons participating in pari-mutuel racing activities, unless the power and the duty is exclusively vested in the Commission. § 305.33. Disciplinary action. (a) The Stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and may initiate investigations into the matters through the Commission's investigative staff or matters may be referred to them for hearing. The Stewards shall have the express authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. (b) The Stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of these rules: (2) Impose a fine not to exceed the statutory amount set for in the act; (8) Impose any other penalty as deemed necessary and appropriate for the level of violation. § 179.22. General power of the Judges and Stewards. The Board of Judges and the Board of Stewards shall have the power to enforce the breed-specific rules and procedures of Standardbred racing or Thoroughbred racing, and otherwise resolve conflicts, disputes and impose penalties for violations of the rules and regulations of the Commission. The Judges and Stewards, in the best interests of racing, shall also have the power and jurisdiction over racing matters which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Judges and Stewards shall render their respective determinations in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice.
Name: RICARDO GARCIA ARMENDARIZ Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-30 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO

IN THE MATTER OF RACE APPEAL OF TRAINER RICARDO GARCIA ARMENDARIZ, JR, (ID#12260) OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS' DECISION FOR RACE 10 THAT RAN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 AT RUIDOSO DOWNS

Respondent.

2019-Comm-30

DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 21, 2019, at 4900 Alameda NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the appeal by the trainer for the horse, “Vallant Tiberias,” Ricardo Garcia Armendariz, Jr. (hereinafter “Respondent”). Respondent appeals the decision of Ruidoso Downs Board of Stewards' Decision for the 10th race on September 1, 2019, that resulted in “Vallant Tiberias” being disqualified from the race. A hearing on the merits was held before the Race Review Committee on October 22, 2019, which recommended that the Commission uphold the Stewards’ decision. After reviewing the video replay of the race, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the recommended decision of the Race Review Committee to uphold the decision of the Stewards. Pursuant to the Horse Racing Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 60-1A-1 through -30, the Commission issues the following:

FINDINGS OF FACT

      1. The Commission's Rules of the Race require that "when the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.
      2. “The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC.
      3. “When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC.
      4. The Commission reviewed the video replay of the race, reviewed audio of hearing and agreed with the Race Review Committee the #4 horse, "Vallant Tiberias" interfered with the number #5 horse. The #4 horse continued to bump the #5 horse, pushing him out of this lane and came over in front of him nearly clipping heels.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

      1. The preponderance of the evidence shows that the horse, “Vallant Tiberias” trained by the Respondent, violated 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC, when it failed to maintain a straight course and came into contact with the number 5 horse.
      2. The Commission having reviewed this matter, finds that the Stewards’ decision to disqualify “Valant Tiberias” in the race is supported by preponderance of the evidence.
ORDER

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that based on these Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, that the Commission upholds the ruling of the Stewards in this matter. This Order shall be served upon Respondent in accordance with law. Pursuant to Rule 1-075 NMRA, a person aggrieved by a final decision or order of an agency may appeal the decision to district court by filing in district court a petition for writ of certiorari with proof of service, within thirty (30) days of the date of filing of this order.

Date: December 5, 2019 Signed by: David "Hossie" Sanchez , Vice Chairman New Mexico Racing Commission

Name: ALONZO ARANDA Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-87 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End: 11/25/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer Alonzo Aranda, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, November 26, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on December 3, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park (3901 W Millen Dr, Hobbs, NM 88240), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample #E358139 taken from the first place finisher, “Popo Piloto”, in the 10th race on November 9, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Alonzo Aranda 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 Alonzo Aranda 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 Alonzo Aranda must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: ALONZO ARANDA Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-87-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End: 11/25/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-87 - Case Continued Trainer, Alonso Aranda, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 3, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358139 taken from the first place finisher, “Popo Piloto”, in the 10th race on November 9, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Alonso Aranda 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 Alonso Aranda 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 Alonso Aranda must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L

Name: ALONZO ARANDA Ruling Date: 12/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-87-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End: 11/25/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-87 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer/Owner Alonzo Aranda (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 9, 2019. The hearing was regarding the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Clenbuterol, found in test sample E358139 taken from the 1st place finisher, “Popo Piloto”, in the 10th race on November 9, 2019, at Zia Park.

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

Alonzo Aranda and Sylvia Aranda are the owners of record for the horse “Popo Piloto” and was duly notified.

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

      1. A 1 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) November 26, 2019 through November 25, 2020, inclusive.
      2. A (10,000.00) Ten thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
      3. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the horse “Popo Piloto” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (December 9, 2019 to June 6, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
      4. The horse “Popo Piloto”, is hereby disqualified from First place and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on November 9, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering.

The purse redistribution is as follows. 1. High Ball Lady 6. Ablazenchic 2. Kadillac Smooth 7. Moneys Dream 3. Hidden Courage 8. Monsta 4. High Moonflash 9. Ms Jerry Perry 5.Norma Tahiti Unplaced “Popo Piloto” In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Alonzo Aranda 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 Alonzo Aranda 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 Alonzo Aranda must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: ALONZO ARANDA Ruling Date: 12/23/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-87-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End: 11/25/2020
Ruling Text: 12.20.19 RE: 2019-ZIA-87 - Appeal Submitted to Commission Recv'd Request for Appeal by D. Chavez
Name: BRANDON J ATES Ruling Date: 11/25/2019
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2019-MP-163 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #254 DATE: 11/25/2019 NAME: Brandon Ates DOB: 5/27/1978 PERMIT: # 28223 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Owner/Trainer Brandon Ates is hereby fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present in the paddock at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Failure to have the horse “Last Woodman” present in the paddock for the 5th race on Monday, November 25, 2019, necessitating a late scratch.

All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 calendar days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. After 7 days all permits will be suspended without notice until fines have been paid. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: RICARDO GARCIA ARMENDARIZ Ruling Date: 11/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-68 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/19/2019 Suspension End: 11/18/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer, Ricardo G. Armendariz, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, November 19, 2019 pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing scheduled for November 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 West Millen Drive Hobbs, NM 88240), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, Albuterol, found in test sample E358070 taken from the Quarter Horse “A Stopwatch”, who finished in second place in the 8th race on November 3, 2019, at Zia Park.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Ricardo G. Armendariz 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 Ricardo G. Armendariz 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 Ricardo G. Armendariz must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application

Name: RICARDO GARCIA ARMENDARIZ Ruling Date: 12/1/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-68-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/19/2019 Suspension End: 11/18/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-68 - Case Continued Trainer Ricardo G. Armendariz (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 27, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample E358070 taken from the Quarter Horse “A Stopwatch”, who finished in second place in the 8th race on November 3, 2019, at Zia Park.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Ricardo G. Armendariz pending the results of his disciplinary hearing.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Ricardo G. Armendariz 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 Ricardo G. Armendariz 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 Ricardo G. Armendariz must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- albuterol, Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: RICARDO GARCIA ARMENDARIZ Ruling Date: 12/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-68-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/19/2019 Suspension End: 11/18/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-68 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer Ricardo G. Armendariz (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 9, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in test sample E358070 taken from the Quarter Horse “A Stopwatch”, who finished in second place in the 8th race on November 3, 2019, at Zia Park.

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

Irineo Tercero, Jr. is the owner of record for the horse “A Stopwatch”, and was duly notified and failed to appear.

For Ricardo G. Armendariz’s FIRST Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, as follows.

1. A 1 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) November 19, 2019, through November 18, 2020, inclusive. 2. A (10,000.00) Ten thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 13, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Ricardo G. Armendariz 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 Ricardo G. Armendariz 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 Ricardo G. Armendariz must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/

Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 11/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-138 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: November 10, 2019                             TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian  
 
RULINGS:
 
#19-138 Trainer, Wayne Potts, is fined Two hundred dollars ($200) for not having a current coggins test on file with the racing office for his horse “Tap Toboggan” scheduled to run in the ninth race on November 9, 2019 necessitating a late scratch.  
  
 [COMAR 09.10.04.14 A(1)
  
 
      BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: ALFREDO J JUAREZ Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-55 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/13/2019 Suspension End: 12/27/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Alfredo J. Juarez Jr. was duly notified and appeared with Jockeys guild representative John Beach for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Alfredo J. Juarez Jr. failing to ride out his mount “Evacuee” to the wire costing him the opportunity at a better placing in the 8th race (New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity Trials) on September 6, 2019 at the New Mexico State Fair Race Meet.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses a penalty as follows.

1) A ($2,500.00) Two Thousand Five Hundred dollar fine to paid on or before December 9, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension. 2) A riding suspension of 45 calendar days beginning on November 13, 2019 through December 27, 2019 inclusive.

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

Name: GARY R KATZ Ruling Date: 2/8/2020
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 20033PP Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Returned check for insufficient funds. OWNER/TRAINER GARY R. KATZ IS HEREBY FINED ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) FOR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECK #3565 NOVEMBER 3,2019 TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION IN VIOLATION OF PA. CODE, TITLE 7, SECTION 185.2,179.22 & 305.33 (A),(B)(2). § 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. § 179.22. General power of the Judges and Stewards. The Board of Judges and the Board of Stewards shall have the power to enforce the breed-specific rules and procedures of Standardbred racing or Thoroughbred racing, and otherwise resolve conflicts, disputes and impose penalties for violations of the rules and regulations of the Commission. The Judges and Stewards, in the best interests of racing, shall also have the power and jurisdiction over racing matters which are not expressly covered by this chapter. In all cases, the Judges and Stewards shall render their respective determinations in accordance with the generally accepted customs and usages of racing in conformity with equitable standards of justice. § 305.33. Disciplinary action. (a) The Stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and may initiate investigations into the matters through the Commission's investigative staff or matters may be referred to them for hearing. The Stewards shall have the express authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules. (b) The Stewards may impose any of the following penalties on a licensee for a violation of these rules: (2) Impose a fine not to exceed the statutory amount set for in the act; FINE IS DUE BY FEBRUARY 18,2020 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS FEBRUARY 19,2020 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION
Name: CURTIS B PAYNE Ruling Date: 10/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-116 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: October 14, 2019                                         TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
           Ross R Pearce
           Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#19-116          Trainer, C. Beale Payne is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
         “Topline”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on October 13, 2019, after receiving a
          warning on (09/14/2019 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                       Administrative Steward    
Name: DAVID SAENZ Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-13 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, David Saenz was duly notified and having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on September 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug, Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in the urine in test sample E316106 taken from the second place finisher, “Master of the Sky”, in the 8th race on July 20, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, Emilio Cadena Jr. who failed to make the payment for the split sample within the 48 hours after notification therefore the split sample was not tested.

Emilio Cadena Jr., the trainer of record for the horse “Master of the Sky”, was duly notified and responded telephonically.

For owner, David Saenz’s, first lifetime 3A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows.

                1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the horse “Master of the Sky” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (September 29, 2019 to March 26, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                2. The horse “Master of the Sky”, is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on July 20, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Chizm
                    2. Childress Cartel
                    3. Gianni Cartel
                    4. Jantzs Army
                    5. Prairie Schooner
                    6. Cu After Dark
                    7. Norma Tahiti
                    8. Prince of Bo Dash
                    9. Viva My Hero V

Unplaced “Master of the Sky”

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/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: TROY GREEN Ruling Date: 9/1/2019
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #19-0082 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/7/2019 Suspension End: 9/21/2019
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer: Troy Green (D.O.B. 4/29/1956)

Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number E312349 taken from DADDY’S ON STRIKE, who finished fifth in the second race at Churchill Downs on May 30, 2019 contained Clenbuterol (1710 pg/ml in urine) (Class B). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards Troy Green is hereby suspended THIRTY (30) days and fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. Due to mitigating circumstances, FIFTEEN (15) days are to be served from September 7, 2019 through September 21, 2019 (inclusive). The remaining FIFTEEN (15) days are stayed on the condition that no Class A, Class B or Class C medication violation occurs in any racing jurisdiction within 365 days from the date of this ruling. DADDY’S ON STRIKE is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During his suspension Mr. Green is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Mr. Green is denied pending transfer to persons acceptable to the stewards. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc). 810 KAR 1:008 Section 3, subsection (4) 810 KAR 1:012 Section 10, subsection (3) 810 KAR 1:018 Section 2 810 KAR 1:018 Section 15, subsection (2)(3) 810 KAR 1:028, Section 4, subsection (2)(a)(b) BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JOHN E SALZMAN Ruling Date: 8/30/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-097 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  August 30, 2019                    TRACK:   Timonium Race Track
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#19-097  On July 8, 2019, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that blood sample #30045, dated June 23, 2019, contained the drugs dexamethasone at 62+-17pg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 5pg/ml established by the MRC. See COMAR09.10.03.01 The Stewards  established that blood sample #30045 was taken from the horse “Cold Sweat”, owned by Bird Mobberly LLC and trained by John Salzman, Jr., following the running of the third race at Laurel Park on June 23, 2019. The Stewards notified Mr. Salzman that: (1) the presence of dexamethasone at this level in the system of “Cold Sweat” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
 
  Mr. Salzman exercised his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)
 
Upon receiving conformation from Industrial Laboratories that dexamethasone present in sample #30045 dated June 23, 2019, at a quantity level of 33.5 pg/ml., The Stewards held a hearing on this matter August 30, 2019, wherein Mr. Salzman waived his right to legal counsel
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Cold Sweat” did carry an overage of dexamethasone, in its system when it finished first in the third race at Laurel Park on June 23, 2019, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) John Salzman, Jr., as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Cold Sweat” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F);
(3)    This was Mr. Salzmans’ second dexamethasone overage this year.
(4) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed and                                                                                                                                                                                   
(5)  An individual found to have violated these Regulations may be subject to a fine issued by the Stewards of up to $2,500 and a suspension of any license issued by the Maryland Racing Commission of up to 360 days. COMAR 09.10.03.02, Section A.
 
Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
 (1) Trainer John Salzman, Jr., be fined in the amount of One Thousand dollars ($1,000.).
 (2) The horse “Cold Sweat”, be disqualified from the third race on June 23, 2019 at Laurel Park.                         (3)  The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance                         
             with the following order:
 
                                                                 
 
 
                                                               OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
 
             
               1st  Victory Given
               2nd Promising Pistol
               3rd Maryland Badboy
               4th Overpower
               5th Mega Millions
               6th Total Access
               7th Side Car
 
                Cold Sweat- unplaced
     
                               A separate hearing was held to address the Multiple Medication Violation Point system.
      Trainer John Salzman, Jr. will be assigned one-half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
                                  [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
                                                                                                                              
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                     Administrative Steward                                                                                               
                                                                                              
Name: JOSE J SOTO Ruling Date: 8/29/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-37 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Jose J. Soto was duly notified, and responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 13, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample E316091 taken from the first place finisher, “Grandmas the Boss”, in the 7th race on July 19, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

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

Francisco Soto, the trainer of record for horse “Grandmas the Boss”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Francisco Soto’s FIRST Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME.

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

        1. 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 “Grandmas the Boss” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning August 8, 2019). 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. Pursuant to 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations “Grandmas the Boss” shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered
        3. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Grandmas the Boss” is hereby disqualified from First place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on July 19, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Golden Boy Ja
                                2. Lexy Fast Girl
                                3. Jess One More Corona
                                4. Jj Spanish Foose
                                5. Move On Lizzy
                                6. Freighttrain Bella
                                7. Firstsignificantdash
                                8. Royaly Gone
                                9. Rubys Got Em
Unplaced “Grandmas the BossLicensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970./15.2.3.8(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/15.2.1.9(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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.
Name: FRANCISCO L SOTO Ruling Date: 8/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-25 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/16/2019 Suspension End: 8/14/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer Francisco Soto, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 16, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on August 25, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at the Downs of Albuquerque (145 Louisiana Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87108), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample #E316091 taken from the first place finisher, “Grandmas the Boss”, in the 7th race on July 19, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Francisco Soto 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 Francisco 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Francisco 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: FRANCISCO L SOTO Ruling Date: 8/29/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-25-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/16/2019 Suspension End: 8/14/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-25 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Francisco Soto (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample E316091 taken from the first place finisher, “Grandmas the Boss”, in the 7th race on July 19, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

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

Jose J. Soto, the owner of record for horse “Grandmas the Boss”, was duly notified and responded by telephone. This is Jose J. Soto’s FIRST Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME.

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

        1. A 1 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) August 16, 2019, through August 15, 2020, inclusive.
        2. A (10,000.00) ten thousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 23, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Francisco Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC (exception VR Construction Company). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Francisco 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Francisco 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 in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg 18- Clenbuterol Class A Classification for Quarter horses 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.7(C)(8)“Controlled substance” is any substance included in the five classification schedules of the (U.S.) Controlled Substance Act of 1970. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 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 a money order, cashier's check or a corporate check.

Name: AMANDA COLLEEN RAWLINGS Ruling Date: 8/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-090 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: August 10, 2019               TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                    Russell G Derderian
   
RULINGS:
 
#19-090         Trainer, Amanda Rawlings, is fined One thousand ($1,000.00) for failure to have her entry for the 5th
                        race of July 28, 2019  “Sensational Notion” in a fit and healthy racing condition resulting in said horse to
                        be scratched by a MRC State Veterinarian.
 
                                                                             [COMAR 09.10.01.57 K]
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 8/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-149 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End: 1/17/2020
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Juan Esquvel is hereby summarily suspended, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension effective immediately, August 9, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on August 17, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346). The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 2 Penalty A substance “Zilpaterol” in test sample E329366 taken from “Shoshone Moon (2nd place finisher) in the 8th race on July19, 2019 at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Juan Esquivel 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 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, owned, or in 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6 NMAC Attachment#1 ARCI Uniform ClassificationofForeign Substances-Version14.0 January2019 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(A)(1)(2) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties 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. 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. 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 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 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations /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: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 1/17/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-149-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End: 1/17/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-149 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer: Juan M. Esquivel Currently under summary suspension since August 9, 2019, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on January 12, 2020, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Daniel Marquez from January 11, 2020. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty A drug Zilpaterol detected in the urine of horse “Shoshone Moon”(Test Sample #: E329366), who finished in 2nd place in the 8th race on July 19,2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in Ruidoso, NM.

Zane Bobbitt., the owner of the horse “Shoshone Moon”, was duly notified and appeared for her hearing on January 11, 2020.

The Board of Stewards hereby dismisses this case due to : No Summary Suspension hearing was held within 10 days of notification per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3) NMAC. The trainer’s license of Juan M. Esquivel is reinstated effected 1/17/2020. 15.2.1.9 NMAC DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION: A. Purpose of chapter: This chapter contains the rules of procedure for stewards' hearings and commission proceedings. B. Proceedings before the stewards: (1) Rights of the licensee. A person who is the subject of the disciplinary hearing conducted by the stewards is entitled to: proper notice of all charges; confront the evidence presented including: the right to counsel at the person's expense; the right to examine all evidence to be presented against them; the right to present a defense; the right to call witnesses; the right to cross examine witnesses; and waive any of the above rights. (3) 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. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(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: CLAUDIO A GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-087 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
  DATE:    August 3, 2018       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian  
 
RULINGS:
#19-087      Trainer, Claudio Gonzalez, is fined Six Hundred dollars ($600.00) for having three unlicensed individuals in his employment.
                                                    COMAR 09.10.01.57 S
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
 
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 7/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2019-PIM-080 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: July 14, 2019 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian RULINGS: #19-080 On June 6, 2019, the Stewards received notice from the Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #29380, dated May 16, 2019, contained the drug dextrorphan which is not on the approved list of Controlled Therapeutic Substances for the Maryland Racing Commission. The Stewards established that urine sample #29380 was taken from the horse “Let’s Go Mick”, owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. and trained by Jamie Ness, following the running of the seventh race at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2019. The Stewards notified Mr. Ness that: (1) the presence of dextrorphan in the system of “Let’s Go Mick” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) He had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) He had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.

Mr. Ness did not exercise his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)

The Stewards held a hearing via telephone on July 14, 2019. Mr. Ness waived his right to legal counsel.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:

(1) “Let’s Go Mick” did carry dextrorphan in its system when it finished second in the seventh race at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2019, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C; (2) Jamie Ness, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Let’s Go Mick” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F) ; (3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed and (4) An individual found to have violated these Regulations may be subject to a fine issued by the Stewards of up to $2,500 and a suspension of any license issued by the Maryland Racing Commission of up to 360 days. COMAR 09.10.03.02, Section A.

Based upon the evidence presented at the hearing and a precedent set by the Maryland Racing Commission: Trainer Jamie Ness will not be sanctioned.

A separate hearing was held concerning the Multiple Medication Violation Point System.

Trainer Jamie Ness will be assigned one (1) Multiple Medication Violation Point. [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]

Name: PAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-122 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Per 16.47.1.10(D)(1) Trainers: Assistant Trainers, Assistant Trainer Paul Ramirez (assistant for Trainer, Bobby Martinez), is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, July 13, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on July 21, 2019, @ 9:00 a.m in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the detection of the Class 1 Penalty A substance (15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties), Ostarine, found in test samples #E329203 and#E329220. Test sample #E329203 was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM DYNASTY ROCK ”, following the 10th race on July 5, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Test sample #E329220, was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM EASE ROCK ”, following the 4th race on July 6, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Paul Ramirez 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 Paul 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Paul 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.10(D)(1) Trainers: Assistant Trainers A trainer may employ an assistant trainer, who shall be equally responsible with the employing trainer for the condition of the horses in their care. The name of the assistant trainer shall be shown on the official program along with that of the employing trainer. 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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. 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./16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 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 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations /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: PAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-122-CC Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Assistant Trainer Paul Ramirez (assistant for Trainer, Bobby Martinez) (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 21, 2019. The summary suspension hearing was in regard to the detection of the Class 1 Penalty A substance (15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties), Ostarine, found in test samples #E329203 and#E329220. Test sample #E329203 was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM DYNASTY ROCK ”, following the 10th race on July 5, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Test sample #E329220, was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM EASE ROCK ”, following the 4th race on July 6, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Paul Ramirez pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Paul Ramirez 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 Paul 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, owned, or in the care and custody of Paul 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 in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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. 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. 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 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 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations /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: BOBBY R MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-121 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/13/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, Bobby Martinez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, July 13, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on July 21, 2019, @ 9:00 a.m in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the detection of the Class 1 Penalty A substance (15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties), Ostarine, found in test samples #E329203 and#E329220. Test sample #E329203 was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM DYNASTY ROCK ”, following the 10th race on July 5, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Test sample #E329220, was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM EASE ROCK ”, following the 4th race on July 6, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Bobby Martinez 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 Bobby Martinez 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 Bobby Martinez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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. 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. 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 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 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations /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: BOBBY R MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-121-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/13/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-121 - Case Continued Owner/Trainer, Bobby R Martinez (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 21, 2019. The summary suspension hearing was in regard to the detection of the Class 1 Penalty A substance (15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties), Ostarine, found in test samples #E329203 and#E329220. Test sample #E329203 was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM DYNASTY ROCK ”, following the 10th race on July 5, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Test sample #E329220, was taken from the 1st place finisher, “FM EASE ROCK ”, following the 4th race on July 6, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Bobby R Martinez pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Bobby Martinez 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 Bobby Martinez 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 Bobby Martinez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(a)(9)(10)(a)(b)(c)(d)Medication Restrictions 15.2.6.9(A)(4)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Penalties Any drug or metabolite thereof found to be presenting a pre- or post-race sample which is not classified in the association of racing commissioners international uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances shall be assumed to be an association of racing commissioners international class 1 drug and the trainer and owner shall be subject to those penalties as set forth in penalty category A unless satisfactorily demonstrated otherwise by the racing medication and testing consortium, with a penalty category assigned. 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. 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. 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 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 15.2.6.9(B)(1)Penalty Recommendations /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: SHELDON RUSSELL Ruling Date: 7/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-76 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/15/2019 Suspension End: 7/20/2019
Ruling Text:
DATE:     July 12, 2019                                                   TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian
 
 
RULINGS:
 
#19-076  Jockey, Sheldon Russell, is fined one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and suspended five (5) days, July 15
                 through July 19, 2019, for failure to ride his mount “Rapid Dan” out to the finish in the fourth race at  
                 Laurel Park on July 11, 2019, thereby causing “Rapid Dan” to lose a placing in the order of finish.
  
 [COMAR 09.10. 01.21, Q (1) (2)]
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from receipt of notice may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
 
 
 
Name: ROHAN RAMDAT Ruling Date: 6/23/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-72 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: June 23, 2019            TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
         Ross R Pearce
                    Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#19-072 Owner, Rohan Ramdat is fined One thousand dollars ($1,000) after appearing before the Stewards, via telephone, to answer charges that he Falsified his license application in order to obtain a trainers license.
 
                                                                      [COMAR 09.10.01.45,H]
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 6/21/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23499 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/30/2019 Suspension End: 8/28/2019
Ruling Text: Stanozolol, reported at 276pg/ml in post-race urine sample DD56898 taken from Little Toy Guns, winner of race 10, April 20, 2019 at Delta Downs. Stanozolol was confirmed, at 215+-42 pg/ml, in the split portion of this sample by Texas A & M College Station Laboratory. Upon notification of the split sample results, Trainer Eliseo Celestino waived his right to a formal stewards' hearing. The stewards concluded that sample DD56898 contained Stanozolol, an ARCI Category III drug. Trainer Eliseo Celestino is hereby suspended 60 days, June 30, 2019 through August 29, 2019 and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC. Little Toy Guns is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed. This case is referred to the Louisiana State Racing Commission for further action.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 8/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23499-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/30/2019 Suspension End: 8/28/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 23499 - Penalty Affirmed: Case heard by LSRC on 8/19/19; Stewards ruling upheld, $1000 Fine added; suspended 60 days, with credit for time served, June 30, 2019 through August 28, 2019. Purse redistributed; During this term is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission.
Name: LUIS RAMON ROHENA-SANTOS Ruling Date: 6/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-69 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: June 15, 2019                               TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#19-069 Exercise rider, Luis Rohena-Santos, is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.) for working without a current
                   MRC license.  
                                      COMAR 09.10.01.20 A (1)(a)
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
 
Name: LUIS RAMON ROHENA-SANTOS Ruling Date: 6/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-68 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: June 15, 2019                               TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#19-068 Exercise rider, Luis Rohena-Santos, is fined One Hundred dollars ($100.) for being disrespectful to    
                   the MJC outrider.  
 COMAR 09.10.01.45 H, O, V, (1) (d)
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
Name: Alexandra Hillegass Ruling Date: 3/21/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-047 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: March 21, 2019 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #19-047 Trainer, Alexandra Hillegas is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for “Lenny”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on March 17, 2019, after receiving a fine on (03/08/2019) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: DONNOVAN S HAUGHTON Ruling Date: 3/14/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-045 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: March 14, 2019 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #19-045 Trainer, Donnovan Haughton is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “Animal Lady”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on March 10, 2019, after receiving a warning on (01/05/2019 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: Alexandra Hillegass Ruling Date: 3/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-044 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: March 10, 2019 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #19-043 Trainer, Joseph Taylor is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for “Gadwall”, entered to run in the fourth race at Laurel Park on March 8, 2019, after receiving a fine on (02/15/2019) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 2/2/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-023 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: February 2, 2019      TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                    Russell G Derderian
   
RULINGS:
 
#19-023         Trainer, Wayne Potts, is fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) for failure to report the
          proper gender of his entry “Selectman” that ran on January 27, 2019.
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
 
Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 2/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-023-RES Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: #19-026 The Stewards do hereby rescind the fine (ruling #19-023) issued to trainer Wayne Potts, dated February 2, 2019. This ruling was issued in error.
Name: KELLY M RUBLEY Ruling Date: 1/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2019-LRL-16 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: January 20, 2019      TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                    Russell G Derderian
   
RULINGS:
 
#19-016         Trainer, Kelly Rubley, fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) for failure to report the
          proper gender of her entry “One More Drink” that ran on January 19, 2019.
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name: GARY ROYBAL Ruling Date: 1/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Gary L. Roybal was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 13, 2019. 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 #E276511. The test sample was taken from the fifth place finisher Endwi” following the 8th race on July 15, 2018, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 92.3 +/- 3.1 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 confirmed (90 +/- 16 pg/ml in the blood) by Trainer Robert Rivera.

Robert Rivera, the trainer of record for horse “Endwi”, was duly notified and appeared for his hearing on January 13, 2019.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Owner Gary L. Roybal’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period . For Gary L. Roybal’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. The horse “Endwi” is hereby disqualified from Fifth Place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on July 15, 2018, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Nusret
                                2. Causeway Runner
                                3. Says Me
                                4. Gee Whiz Who
Unplaced “Endwi

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 / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) Redistribution of Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.”

Name: Derrick Anthony Parram Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-172 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 13, 2018                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-172          Trainer, Derrick A. Parram is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for                      
          “Brooklyn Sardy”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on December 8, 2018,    
           after receiving a fine on (11/24/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are    
                      in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so,      
                      the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: DONNOVAN S HAUGHTON Ruling Date: 12/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-170 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  December 9, 2018                                  TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-170  On December 8, 2018, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #28857, dated November 9, 2018, contained the drugs flunixin at 8.4+-1.6 ng/ml and phenylbutazone at 0.8mg/ml which, in combination, is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 3.0 flunixin and 0.3 phenylbutazone established by the MRC for this combination. See COMAR09.10.03.01 The Stewards, having established that blood sample #28857 was taken from the horse “Ms. Picadilly”, owned by Athol W. Morgan and trained by Donnovan Haughton, following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on November 9, 2018. The Stewards notified Mr. Haughton that: (1) the presence of flunixin and phenylbutazone in the system of “Ms. Picadilly” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
  
The Stewards held a hearing on December 9, 2018, wherein Mr. Haughton waived his right to legal counsel and a split sample.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Ms. Picadilly” did carry flunixin and phenylbutazone, in its system when it finished first in the fifth race at Laurel Park on November 9, 2018, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) Donnovan Haughton, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Ms. Picadilly” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F );
Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
 Trainer Donnovan Haughton, be fined in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.).
 
  A separate hearing was held to address the Multiple Medication Violation Point system.
 
      Trainer Donnovan Haughton will be assigned one-half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
                                  [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: KEVIN S PATTERSON Ruling Date: 12/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-164 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     December 1, 2018       TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian
 
#18-164 In the matter of Trainer Kevin Patterson, regarding the Stewards Rulings #17-181 and #17-187.
 
On February 22, 2018, the appeal of trainer Kevin Patterson was heard before the Maryland Racing Commission.  The case was forwarded to the courts where the Commissions’ ruling was upheld. The findings of the case are as follows;
 
       The Commission hereby orders that:
 
      1.  Kevin Patterson be fined Five hundred dollars ($500).
(2)   Kevin Patterson be suspended Fifteen (15) days.                
     (3)   Kevin Patterson be assessed Two (2) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
     (4)  The horse “Blu Moon Ace” be disqualified and placed out of the money from the ninth race on   
            September 16, 2017 and The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in   
            accordance with the following order:
 
                
  OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
 
   1st Chublicious
   2nd Whitmore
   3rd Awesome Banner
 
                 Blu Moon Ace- unplaced
    
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 11/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-152 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: November 2, 2018                           TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-152          Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                        “Speed Game”, entered to run in the ourth race at Laurel Park on November 2, 2018,    
           after receiving a warning on (10/26/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: RUDY RODOLFO G RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-141 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: October 26, 2018                           TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-141          Trainer, Rodlfo Rodriguez is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                        “Mongo Nation”, entered to run in the ninth race at Laurel Park on October 21, 2018,    
           after receiving a warning on (10/11/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: HECTOR A SARMIENTO Ruling Date: 10/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-135 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                    Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#18-135 On October 11, 2018 the Stewards authorized a routine barn inspection of trainer Hector Sarmiento’s stable, by the Racing Commission’s Investigators. Trainer Sarmiento was found to have in his possession a bottle, containing “Vitamin K”, a drug administed by injection.
 This is a violation of  [COMAR 09.10.03.03 A (19)( a).
 
 A Stewards hearing was held on October 14, 2018 for trainer Sarmiento, after reviewing all the evidence presented and hearing testimonies from all parties the Stewards made the following conclusions:
 
 1.  Trainer Sarmiento had in his possession the drug “Vitamin K”.
      This is a violation of [COMAR 09.10.03.03 A (19)( a).
        1. Trainer Sarmiento did not possess a prescription for this medication.
        2. No needles or syringes used for injections were found in his possession.
 
                      The Stewards took into consideration Trainer Sarmiento’s previous licensing; and do hereby order trainer Hector Sarmiento, to pay a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500), for violation of the MRC Prohibited Acts rules regarding, possession of drugs. However, Two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) of this fine is stayed under the provision that no further violations of this nature occur in the next 365 days.
 
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 V, (1) d]
 
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: AMANDA COLLEEN RAWLINGS Ruling Date: 10/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-130 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   October 10, 2018                                           TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
         Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian  
RULINGS:
#18-130 On October 3, 2018, the Stewards received notice from the Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #28282, dated September 22, 2018, contained the drug dextrorphan which is not on the approved list of Controlled Therapeutic Substances for the Maryland Racing Commission. The Stewards established that urine sample #28282 was taken from the horse “Pleasant Lee”, owned and trained by Amanda Rawlings, following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on September 22, 2018. The Stewards notified Ms. Rawlings that: (1) the presence of dextrorphan in the system of “Pleaseant Lee” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) She had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) She had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
 
                     Ms. Rawlings did not exercise her right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)
 
The Stewards held a hearing on October 7, 2018. Ms.Rawlings waived her right to legal counsel.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
 
(1) “Pleaseant Lee” did carry dextrorphan in its system when it finished second in the fifth race at Laurel Park on September 22, 2018, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Amanda Rawlings, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Pleasant lee” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F) ;
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed and                                                                                                                                                                                   
(4)  An individual found to have violated these Regulations may be subject to a fine issued by the Stewards of up to $2,500 and a suspension of any license issued by the Maryland Racing Commission of up to 360 days. COMAR 09.10.03.02, Section A.
 
         Based upon the evidence presented at the hearing and a precedent set by the Maryland Racing Commission:
 
              Trainer Amanda Rawlings will not be sanctioned.
 
                A separate hearing was held concerning the Multiple Medication Violation Point System.
 
              Trainer Amanda Rawlings will be assigned one (1) Multiple Medication Violation Point.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]     
Name: RONALD EUGENE RIDEOUT Ruling Date: 8/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-101 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   July 26, 2018                                   TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-101 Trainer, Ronald Rideout is fined Five Hundred ($500.) for submitting an unwarranted scratch on his horse “Rowd E Allie”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on July 26, 2018.  
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
   BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-122 Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/19/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2023
Ruling Text: Jockey Jose Luis Enriquez appeared with translator , Jaime Aldavaz, before the Board of Stewards on August 19, 2018. Jose Luis Enriquez was found in possession of an electrical device during a random vehicle search by investigator Johnson on August 18, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby issues a summary suspension of all NMRC licenses belonging to Jose Luis Enriquez, pending the outcome of his hearing on August 26, 2018, @ 9:30a.m in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. Jose Luis Enriquez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21).

Licensee is found to be 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.

15.2.1.9(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

15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) Post To Finish: Use of Riding Crops No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to the horse at any time on the grounds of the association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise

16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law.

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. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 8/26/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-122-CC Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/19/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2023
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-122 - Case Continued Jockey, Jose Luis Enriquez, shall remain summarily suspended, after failing to appear for his hearing (concerning summary suspension instated on August 19, 2018) on August 26, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion, Jose Luis Enriquez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) Post To Finish: Use of Riding Crops No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to the horse at any time on the grounds of the association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 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. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 9/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-122-FO Ruling Type: Possession and/or Use of an Electrical Device
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/19/2018 Suspension End: 8/17/2023
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-122 - Ruling Final Outcome Jockey JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ,(currently under summary suspension) 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 September 29, 2018. The hearing was in regard to JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ being in possession of an electrical device during a random vehicle search by investigator Johnson on August 18, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby issues JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ the following penalty:

          1. A 5 year suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, retroactive from the date of the summary suspension, August 19, 2018, through August 17, 2023, inclusive.
          2. A $5,000 five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before October 29, 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.

During said time of applicable suspension JOSE LUIS ENRIQUEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21) NMRC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13 (E)(6)(c) : Use of Riding Crop No electrical or mechanical device or other expedient designed to increase or retard the speed of a horse, other than the riding crop approved by the Stewards, shall be possessed by anyone, or applied by anyone to a horse at any time on the grounds of the Association during the meeting, whether in a race or otherwise. 16.47.1.8 (E) Consent to Search and Seizure By acceptance of a license, a licensee consents to search and inspection by the Commission or its agents, and to the seizure of any prohibited medication, drugs, paraphernalia, or devices in accordance with State and Federal law. 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; New Mexico State Statute 60-1A-28 B. HORSE RACING ACT 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j) Stewards 15.47.1.8(T) Knowledge of the Rules 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: Bobby Burkes Ruling Date: 8/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22991 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Flunixin (140.854ng/ml)  and   Dexamethasone (1712pg/ml) both ARCI Cat.IV drugs, were reported in the plasma  samples taken from “Mrs. Pedecaris” the winner of race 7, June 16, 2018 at Louisiana Downs. Upon notification Trainer Bobby Burkes  declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to have a stewards’ hearing. the stewards concluded that the plasma of sample DD43826 contained Flunixin at an extra ordinary level and Dexamethasone at a gross level . As a result  “ Mrs. Predecaris” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed. Trainer Bobby Burkes is fined $1000 and, because of the aggravating factors of this sample, having two ARCI category IV drugs at impermissible levels, in the same sample, constituting a first and second violation of an ARCI cat. IV drug within a twelve month period. Therefore, by rule, the case is referred to the LSRC for further action.
Name: Bobby Burkes Ruling Date: 1/30/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22991-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RE: 22991 - Penalty Affirmed: Case heard 1/28/19; Stewards ruling 22991 upheld ;additional $500 fine added. Total fine $1500
Name: ALCINA HAZEL RAWLES Ruling Date: 6/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-090 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: June 30, 2018                   TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#18-090         Trainer, Alcina Rawles  is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for failure to have the foal
         certificate on file with the Horse Identifier for her entry “Goodluckjohnathan ”, entered to run in the
         first race at Laurel Park on June 29, 2018.
 
                                                        COMAR:09.10.01.20,A[1][2]
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: ANTHONY PECORARO Ruling Date: 6/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-088 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:   June 29, 2018                   TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
        Ross R Pearce
                       Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-088 Trainer Anthony Pecoraro is fined Five Hundred ($500.) for submitting an unwarranted scratch on his horse “Can’t Pass It Up”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on June 24, 2018.  
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
   BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: KELLY ANNETTE HETELEKIDES Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-073 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: June 6, 2018                TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
         Ross R Pearce
        Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#18-073 Track Outrider Kelly Hetelekides is fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) for a verbal altercation with a Stable Employee at Pimlico Race Course.
 
                                                          [COMAR 09.10.01.45,H.]
 
 
                                                        BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 5/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0058 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End: 6/15/2019
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer: Lee J. Rossi (D.O.B. 11/27/1944)

Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at Industrial Laboratories (Sample code 18011003-001), sample number 00108153 taken from OUR BERNATTETE, who finished fourth in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on November 15, 2017 contained dextromethamphetamine in blood (Class A drug). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby suspended THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE (365) days, June 16, 2018 through June 15, 2019 (inclusive) and fined TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) DOLLARS. OUR BERNATTETE is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During his suspension Mr. Rossi is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Mr. Rossi is denied pending transfer to persons acceptable to the stewards. Upon receipt of this ruling, you are required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject you to summary suspension of your license pursuant to 810 KAR 1:025 Section 14 (cc).

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0058-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End: 6/15/2019
Ruling Text: RE: #18-0058 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0058-ASG1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End: 6/15/2019
Ruling Text: RE: #18-0058 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 5/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0059 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/Trainer: Lee J. Rossi (D.O.B. 11/27/1944)

Upon receipt of notification from LGC Science, Inc., the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and confirmed at Industrial Laboratories (Sample code 18011003-001), sample number 00108153 taken from OUR BERNATTETE, who finished fourth in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on November 15, 2017 contained dextromethamphetamine in blood (Class A drug). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards OUR BERNATTETE 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 # 4 BABY SPENCER 2nd # 6 SERIOUS I CANDY 3rd # 3 MOMENT OF TRIUMPH 4th # 8 KIVA GIRL 5th # 7 MARNIE STAR 6th # 5 HERALD SQUARE 7th # 1 TAPIZAR’S MAGIC

Disqualified # 9 OUR BERNATTETE

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

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0059-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #18-0059 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0059-ASG1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #18-0059 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: LEE JOSEPH ROSSI Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0059-ASG2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: #18-0059 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: WENDY GARCIA Ruling Date: 5/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22745 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol 198pg/mi in post-race urine sample LD55066 taken from “Jls Tee Coos Jr”,second finusher of race 3, April 20, 2018 at Delta Downs. Trainer declined her right to have the split portion tested and waived her right to a formal steward’s hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Clenbuterol. Trainer Wendy Garcia is hereby fined the sum of $1000. “Jls Tee Cos Jr”is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 4/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-061 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: April 29, 2018             TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                      Ross R Pearce
                                     Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#18-061         Trainer, Wayne Potts is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for failure to have the foal
                        certificate on file with the Horse Identifier for his entry “Nailed It”, entered to run in the
                        eleventh race at Laurel Park on April 29, 2018.
 
                                                        COMAR:09.10.01.20,A[1][2]
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
Name: JOAN ANN REYNOLDS Ruling Date: 4/29/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-060 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: April 29, 2018                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-060          Trainer, Joan Reynolds is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “Any Court
                         Inastorm”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on April 28, 2018, after receiving a warning on     
                         (01/28/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: MARIO SEREY Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-050 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: April 8, 2018                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:    Adam Campola
           Ross R Pearce
           Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#18-050          Trainer, Mario Serey, Jr. is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
         “Casino King”, entered to run in the ninth race at Laurel Park on April 7, 2018,after receiving a
          warning on (04/06/2018 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
 
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 2/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-028 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: February 8, 2018 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #18-027 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for “Durango Kid”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on February 4, 2018, after receiving a fine on (01/21/2018) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 1/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-011 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: January 27, 2018 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #18-011 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for “Parched Ghost”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on January 26, 2018, after receiving a fine on (01/21/2018) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 1/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-10 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    January 27, 2018       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#18-010      Trainer, Wayne Potts, is fined Four Hundred dollars ($400.00) for having two unlicensed individuals in his employment.
                                                    COMAR 09.10.01.57 S
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 1/21/2018
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-LRL-004 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: January 21, 2018 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #18-004 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “The Great Casby”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on January 20, 2018, after receiving a warning on (01/08/2018 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: FREDY FUENTES Ruling Date: 1/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-10 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 3/2/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Fredy Fuentes was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 5, 2018, for failing to disclose criminal/arrest history on his licensing application.

The Board of Stewards hereby fine Fredy Fuentes in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before February 5, 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: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(d) GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE. Application requirements

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

Name: MICHAEL VINCENT PINO Ruling Date: 12/31/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-211 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 31, 2017                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-211          Trainer, Michael Pino, is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                       “Bridget’s Big Luvy”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on December 30, 2017,    
                        after receiving a warning on (12/23/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: ANTHONY MORRIS RIDEOUTT Ruling Date: 12/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-210 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 30, 2017                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-210          Trainer, Anthony Rideout, II is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                       “Big Bad Dude”, entered to run in the fifth race at Laurel Park on December 29, 2017,    
                        after receiving a warning on (11/13/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: TIMOTHY C GRAMS Ruling Date: 12/28/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-208 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: December 28, 2017 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #17-208 Trainer, Timothy Grams is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “Took Over”, entered to run in the fourth race at Laurel Park on December 26, 2017, after receiving a warning on (12/02/2017 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JANET POLACHEK Ruling Date: 12/22/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-206 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: December 22, 2017                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-206          Trainer, Janet Polachek is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                       “Garden Games”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on December 18, 2017,    
                        after receiving a warning on (11/05/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 12/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-198 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: December 15, 2017 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #17-198 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for “Rocking JoJo”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on December 11, 2017, after receiving a fine on (12/10/2017 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 12/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-196 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: December 15, 2017 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #17-196 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for “Roethlisberger”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on December 10, 2017, after receiving a fine on (12/07/2017 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 12/7/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-195 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: December 7, 2017 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS: #17-195 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “Myheartsinthecity”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on December 3, 2017, after receiving a warning on (09/08/2017 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: GEORGE MARION ENGLAND Ruling Date: 12/1/2017
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Charlestown
Ruling Number: 2017-CT-159 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: On November, 29 2017, the Board of Stewards offered a hearing to Owner/Trainer, G. Marion England III to which he waived his right to a hearing regarding a medication violation pertaining to his horse “Incredible Terms” who finished Eighth (8th) in the seventh (7th) race on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Stewards hereby find the following: The official blood sample #239958, taken on 11/11/17 was reported by Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory, to contain Dexamethasone, which is a Class 4 drug, with a C Penalty, designation. The permissible threshold for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in blood. Sample #239958 contained 13.8 pg/ml of the drug, which is above the permissible threshold for this drug. The sample was taken from the Five (5) horse, “Incredible Terms”, which ran in the Seventh Race on 11/11/17, finishing eighth. Mr. England elected not to have a split sample tested Based on the above, the Stewards hereby impose the following penalty for the underlying offense: Mr. England’s horse “Incredible Terms” will be disqualified from all purse money and will have a total of ½ points on his record. With the Dexamethasone positive being Mr. England’s first medication violation in 365 day. Mr. England is fined $1000 dollars. The horse “Incredible Terms” is disqualified from all purse money; Re-Distribution is as following. 1. #1 Gabbi’s Amor 2. #9 Guns and Rosies 3. #7 Onthewhistle 4. #4 Contrip 5. #8 Love in the Rain 6. #2 Chute Boss

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

Name: KEVIN S PATTERSON Ruling Date: 11/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-187 Ruling Type: Appeal/Stay Granted
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     November 19, 2017             TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
 
#17-187 In the matter of the ninth race at Laurel Park on September 16, 2017, regarding the Stewards Ruling #17-181, involving the horse "Blu Moon Ace”.
 
On November 13, 2017 trainer Kevin Patterson filed an appeal with the Maryland Racing Commission, on behalf of himself and Robert L. Cole, Jr. the owner of “Blu Moon Ace”. The appeal disputes the Stewards' decision to sanction Mr. Patterson and disqualify "Blu Moon Ace”, second place finisher of the ninth race at Laurel Park on September 16, 2017.
 
As a result of that appeal, the ninth race on September 16, 2017, is hereby declared in dispute and the following ordered to remain in effect until the dispute has been settled by the Maryland Racing Commission:
 
        1. All penalties to Mr. Patterson be stayed until such time as his case is heard before the Maryland
   Racing Commission.
                
(2)  The purse monies affected by the dispute are to be held by the Horsemen's Bookkeeper.
                 [COMAR 09.10.04.15, A(1)
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: KEVIN S PATTERSON Ruling Date: 11/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-181 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    November 12, 2017                                          TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-181 On September 27, 2017, the Stewards received notice from the Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that blood sample #14172, dated September 16, 2017, contained the drug cobalt which is not on the approved list of Controlled Therapeutic Substances for the Maryland Racing Commission. The Stewards established that blood sample #14172 was taken from the horse “Blu Moon Ace”, owned by Robert L. Cole, Jr. and trained by Kevin S. Patterson, following the running of the ninth race at Laurel Park on September 16, 2017. The Stewards notified Mr. Patterson that: (1) the presence of cobalt, over the allotted threshold, in the system of “Blu Moon Ace” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) He had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) He had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
 
Mr. Patterson exercised his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)
 
Upon receiving conformation from Analytical Toxicology Lab that cobalt was present in sample #14172 dated September 16, 2017, at a quantity level of 58+-1 ng/ml, the Stewards held a hearing regarding this result on November 9, 2017. Mr. Patterson waived his right to legal counsel.
  
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
 
(1) “Blu Moon Ace” did carry cobalt in its system when it finished second in the ninth race at Laurel Park on September 16, 2017, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Kevin S. Patterson, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Blu Moon Ace” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F) ;
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed and                                                                                                                                                                                   
(4)  An individual found to have violated these Regulations may be subject to a fine issued by the Stewards of up to $2,500 and a suspension of any license issued by the Maryland Racing Commission of up to 360 days. COMAR 09.10.03.02, Section A.
 
Based upon the evidence presented at the hearing, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
(1)   Trainer Kevin S. Patterson, be fined in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.).
(2)   Trainer Patterson be suspended fifteen (15) days.
      (3)   The horse “Blu Moon Ace”, be disqualified from the ninth race on September 16, 2017 at     
        Laurel Park.
                 (4)   The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance
                        with the following order:
 
                  OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
 
                1st  Chublicious
                2nd Whitmore
                3rd  Awesome Banner
 
                 Blu Moon Ace- unplaced
 
               Another hearing was held on November 9, 2017 to assess MMV points to Mr. Patterson.
 
               Trainer Kevin S. Patterson will be assigned four (4) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
[Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
Name: KEVIN S PATTERSON Ruling Date: 2/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-181-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-LRL-164 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: JACOB GLENVILLE HESS Ruling Date: 9/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-152 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     September 15, 2017                                                TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-152 On September 14, 2017, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that blood sample #14494, dated August 27, 2017, contained the drug phenylbutazone at 4.0 mg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 2 mcg/ml of plasma or serum established by the MRC. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #14494 was taken from the horse “Venezuelan Beauty”, owned by Adam King and trained by Jacob G. Hess, following the running of the eighth race at Timonium Race Track. The Stewards notified Mr. Hess on August 14, 2017 that: (1) the presence of phenylbutazone, at this level, in the system of “Venezuelan Beauty” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.  
.
A hearing was held via telephone on September 14, 2017 wherein Mr. Hess waived his right to send a split sample and to legal counsel.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Venezuelan Beauty” did carry an overage of phenylbutazone, in its system when it finished second in the eighth race at Timonium Race Track on August 27, 2017, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Jacob G. Hess, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Venezuelan Beauty” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F ); and
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G).
 
Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
       Trainer Jacob G. Hess, be fined in the amount of Five Hundred ($500.).
 
A hearing was held via telephone on September 14, 2017 concerning the Multiple Medication Violation Points.
 
        Trainer Jacob G. Hess is assigned one half point (1/2).
   
Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 8/19/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-145 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: August 19, 2017                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-145          Trainer Jamie Ness is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                       “Roethlisberger”, entered to run in the ninth race at Laurel Park on August 18, 2017, after
                        receiving a warning on (07/09/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: ANTHONY MORRIS RIDEOUTT Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-138 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: August 12, 2017                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-138          Trainer Anthony Rideoutt, III is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for                      
                       “Open the Bank”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on August 11, 2017, after   
                        receiving a warning on (07/21/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: CARLOS L GUTIERREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 7/29/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-131 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: July 29, 2017                           TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-131  Jockey, Carlos Gutierrez, is fined One Hundred dollars ($100.) for, failure to fulfill his riding
                   engagement on July 28, 2017.   
                     
 COMAR 09.10.01.21H, (1) (a), 09.10.01.45(H)
 
 
 Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a
                      suspension of license.
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: LAURA SUSANNE ROADCAP Ruling Date: 7/1/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-119 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: July 1, 2017                      TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-119          Trainer, Laura Roadcap is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Aim Straight”, entered to
                       run in the second race at Laurel Park on June 30, 2017, after receiving a warning
                       on (06/16/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 5/11/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2017-PIM-081 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 11, 2017             TRACK:   Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-081         Trainer, Wayne Potts is fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to have the foal certificate
                       on file with the Horse Identifier for his entry “Zipline”, entered to run in the second race at
                       Pimlico Race Course on May 11, 2017.
 
                                                        COMAR:09.10.01.20,A[1][2]
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JULIAN PIMENTEL Ruling Date: 4/16/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-61 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: April 16, 2017            TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS:  Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#17-061 Jockey, Julien Pimentel, is fined two hundred dollars ($200.) for excessive use of the riding crop in the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 14, 2017.
 
 [Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.21-1 Q (1) (2)]
 
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: TAYLOR MICHAEL HOLE Ruling Date: 4/15/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-057 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: April 15, 2017 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS:

#17-057 Jockey, Taylor Hole, is fined five hundred dollars ($500.) for failure to put forth every effort in riding his mount, “Connemara Coast”, out to the finish, by standing up prior to the wire, in the eighth race at Laurel Park on April 9, 2017.

[Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.21-1 Q (1) (2)]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: GREGORY DEAN SACCO Ruling Date: 3/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-39 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: March 30, 2017       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-039          Trainer, Gregory Sacco is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for,
                      “Honorable Service”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on March 26, 2017, after
                        receiving a warning on (02/03 /2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: ALPHONSO WINDELL GRIFFIN SR. Ruling Date: 3/30/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-040 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: March 30, 2017 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS:

#17-040 In the matter of trainer Alphonso Griffin, Sr. :

On March 30, 2017, trainer Alphonso Griffin, Sr. appeared before the Stewards to answer charges that he had committed a violation of COMAR 09.10.04.19 Workers’ Compensation. Trainer Griffin appeared in the absence of counsel and waived his right thereto.

At the hearing, the Stewards determined that: (1) On March 25, 2017, trainer Griffin employed a stable employee to run his entry, “Anthem Singer”, in the second race at Laurel Park, (2) Trainer Griffin does not carry Workers’ Compensation insurance, and (3) Maryland Racing Commission regulations, under Section A of COMAR 09.10.04.19, require that a licensee who employs one or more individuals in “a racing-related activity” carry Workers’ Compensation insurance.

Based upon the above, and in accordance with the penalties they have issued in the past for similar violations, the Stewards hereby order Alphonso Griffin, Sr. to pay a fine in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00).

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: MARY ALICE ROSE PATTERSHALL Ruling Date: 3/17/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-34 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: March 17, 2017       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-034          Trainer, Mary A. Pattershall is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “L X Sunrise”, entered
                        to run in thefifth race at Laurel Park on March 11, 2017, after receiving a warning on
                        (01/22/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: MIGUEL ANGEL PENALOZA-RIVERA Ruling Date: 2/4/2017
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2017-LRL-8 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: February 4, 2017       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#17-008          Trainer, Miguel Penaloza is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Secrect Six”, entered to
                        run in the first race at Laurel Park on January 29, 2017, after receiving a warning on
                        (01/27/2017 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: MIGUEL ANGEL PENALOZA-RIVERA Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-221 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  December 3, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#16-220          Trainer, Mitchell Rappaport is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Clem Gem”, entered
                        to run in thesixth race at Laurel Park on December 2, 2016, after receiving a warning on
                        (09/16/2016 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: MITCHELL CHARLES RAPPAPORT Ruling Date: 12/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-220 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  December 3, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#16-220          Trainer, Mitchell Rappaport is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Clem Gem”, entered
                        to run in thesixth race at Laurel Park on December 2, 2016, after receiving a warning on
                        (09/16/2016 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: GREGORY DEAN SACCO Ruling Date: 12/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-212 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  December 1, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#16-212          Trainer, Gregory Sacco is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Model Citizen”, entered
                        to run in the fourth race at Laurel Park on November 28, 2016, after receiving a warning on
                        (11/05/2016 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: EDUARDO ENRIQUE ROJAS Ruling Date: 11/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-209 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    November 27, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola   
  Ross R Pearce
  Russell Derderian
RULINGS:
 
#16-209           Trainer, Eduardo Rojas, is fined One Hundred dollars ( $100.00) for, not having the colors for,
                        “Our Sweet Legacy”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on November 26, 2016, after
                         receiving a $100.00 fine on (11/10/2016) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in pertinent part:
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: MIGUEL ANGEL PENALOZA-RIVERA Ruling Date: 11/25/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-205 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  November 25, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#16-205          Trainer, Miguel Penaloza is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Gemonade”, entered to
                        run in the second race at Laurel Park on November 24, 2016, after receiving a warning on
                        (11/04/2016 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: EDUARDO ENRIQUE ROJAS Ruling Date: 11/17/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-169 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    October 23, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola   
  Ross R Pearce
  Russell Derderian
RULINGS:
 
#16-169           Trainer, Eduardo Rojas, is fined One Hundred dollars( $100.00) for, not having the colors for,
                        “Chapel of Chimes”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on October 22, 2016, after
                         receiving a $25.00  fine on (10/21/2016) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in pertinent part:
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: DAVID SANTOS-ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 11/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-196 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: November 11, 2016         TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-196 Exercise rider, David Santos-Esquivel, is fined Fifty dollars ($50.) for being disrespectful to the MJC
                   outrider.  
 COMAR 09.10.01.45 H, O, V, (1) (d)
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: DAVID SANTOS-ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 11/11/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-193 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: November 11, 2016         TRACK:  Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-193 Exercise rider, David Santos-Esquivel, is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.) for failure to follow
                   directions of the MJC outriders.  
 COMAR 09.10.01.45 H, O, V, (1) (d)
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: EDUARDO ENRIQUE ROJAS Ruling Date: 11/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-188 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    November 10, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola   
  Ross R Pearce
  Russell Derderian
RULINGS:
 
#16-188           Trainer, Eduardo Rojas, is fined One Hundred dollars( $100.00) for, not having the colors for,
                        “Chapel of Chimes”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on November 6, 2016, after
                         receiving a $100.00 fine on (10/22/2016) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in pertinent part:
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: MCLEAN CYRIL ROBERTSON Ruling Date: 11/10/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-187 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: November 10, 2016       TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian
   
RULINGS:
 
#16-187         Trainer, McLean Robertson, fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) for failure to report the
                       proper gender of his entry “Malibu Pro” that ran on November 5, 2016.
 
 
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: Anthony J Russo Ruling Date: 11/6/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-183 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  November 6, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#16-183          Trainer, Anthony J Russo, is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Money Or Love”,
                       entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on November 5, 2016, after receiving a warning on
                        (09/16/16) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: EDUARDO ENRIQUE ROJAS Ruling Date: 10/22/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-167 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  October 22, 2016       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
#16-167          Trainer, Eduardo Rojas is fined $25.00 for not having the colors for, “Devine Dental”, entered to
                        run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on October 21, 2016, after receiving a warning on (10/09/16 )
                        for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 9/16/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-143 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: September 16, 2016                       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-143 Trainer, Jamie Ness, 15903 Northlake Village Dr., Odessa, FL 33556, is fined One Hundred
 ($100.) for, failure to follow licensing procedures, by not obtaining an owners license for Rase Stable
                   LLC, owner of “Issheit”, who was allowed to run, at Pimlico Race Course, on April 16, 2016.
 
 Mr. Ness accepted  responsibility of this licensing procedure by signing the affidavit  permitting
                   this entry to race.
                     
 COMAR 09.10.01.57 YH, (1)
 
 
 Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a
                      suspension of license.
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 2/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-143-RES Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-LRL-143 - Ruling Rescinded. See Ruling 16-LRL-241
Name: JACOB GLENVILLE HESS Ruling Date: 7/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-065 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: July 9, 2016 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian RULINGS:

#16-117 Trainer, Jacob Hess, 104 4th Street, Charlestown, WV 25414, is fined Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ($250.), for failure to present a vetertinaians scratch in a timely manner for his entry “Huna Buna” scheduled to run in the first race at Laurel Park on July 9, 2016.

COMAR: 09.10. 01.45 (H,O)

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: KEVIN S PATTERSON Ruling Date: 6/23/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2016-PIM-111 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  June 23,  2016            TRACK: Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-111           Trainer, Kevin S. Patterson, 1472 Walker Rd., Chambersburg, PA 17201, is fined $25.00 for,
                        not having the colors for, “Ms Shosho”, entered to run in the eighth race at Pimlico Race
                        Course on June 19, 2016, after receiving a warning on (05/28/2016 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: MARIO SEREY Ruling Date: 6/9/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2016-PIM-097 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  June 9, 2016              TRACK:   Pimlico Race Course
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-097  On June 8, 2016, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that blood sample #13466, dated May 20, 2016, contained the drugs flunixin at 8.3+-0.8 ng/ml and phenylbutazone at 1.2+- .1 mg/ml which, in combination, is in excess of the accepted threshold level of 3.0 flunixin and 0.3 phenylbutazone established by the MRC for this combination. See COMAR09.10.03.01 The Stewards, having established that blood sample #13466 was taken from the horse “Disco Chick”, owned by Freedom Acres, Inc. and trained by Mario Serey, Jr., following the running of the third race at Pimlico Race Course on May 20, 2016. The Stewards notified Mr. Serey that: (1) the presence of flunixin and phenylbutazone in the system of “Disco Chick” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
  
The Stewards held a hearing on May 15, 2016 via telephone, wherein Mr. Serey waived his right to legal counsel and a split sample.
 
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Disco Chick” did carry flunixin and phenylbutazone, in its system when it finished first in the third race at Pimlico Race Course on May 20, 2016, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) Mario Serey, Jr., as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Disco Chick” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F );
Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:
 
(1) Trainer Mario Serey, Jr., 488 Waverly Place, Long Branch, NJ 07740, be fined in the amount of  
      Five Hundred dollars ($500.).   
       (2) Trainer Mario Serey, Jr. will be assigned two (2) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
                                  [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
 
Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: CARLOS L GUTIERREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 6/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2016-PIM-093 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/5/2016 Suspension End: 6/17/2016
Ruling Text:
DATE: June 3, 2016            TRACK:  Pimlico Race Course     
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#16-093 Jockey, Carlos Gutierrez, 70 Hillside Ave., Newport, DE 19804,  is suspended six (6) Maryland racing days, June 5,9,10,11,12 & 16, 2016 for riding the horse “The Bop Express” in a careless manner in the second race at Pimlico Race Course on May 30, 2016, thereby causing the disqualification of “The Bop Express” from third to fifth position.  
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]
 
 Inside the 1/16th pole, jockey Gutierrez allowed his mount “The Bop Express” to come over, into the path of “Just Funnin Ya” taking his room away, causing the rider to check sharply to avoid clipping heels.  
 This was the second incident with Mr. Gutierrez in less than a month.
 
 [Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1), which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: ALPHONSO WINDELL GRIFFIN Ruling Date: 6/3/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2016-PIM-092 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:  June 3,  2016            TRACK: Pimlico Race Course
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#16-092           Trainer, Alfonso W. Griffin, 19 Craftsman Ct., Reisterstown, MD 21136, is fined $25.00 for,
                        not having the colors for, “Humbolt Street”, entered to run in the fifth race at Pimlico Race
                        Course on June 2, 2016, after receiving a warning on (04/17/2016 ) for the same offense.
  
  THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in part……
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: WENDY GARCIA Ruling Date: 6/7/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21701 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/2/2016 Suspension End: 7/31/2016
Ruling Text:
Stanozolol(0.386ng/ml) reported in post-race plasma sample DD51613 taken from Streakin Pyc, second finisher of race 11, April 30, 2016 at Delta Downs. Trainer declined her right to have the split portion tested and waived her right to a formal steward’s hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Stanozolol (0.386ng/ml). This is the second  ARCI category III drug violation on this same horse within the last 90 days. Trainer Wendy Garcia is hereby suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission for a period of 30 days June 2, 2016 through July 1, 2016. It is the opinion of the stewards that this penalty is insufficient therefore this case is referred to the LSRC with the recommendation that a fine of not less than $1000 be imposed. Streakin Pyc is disqualified and purse ordered redistributed.
Name: WENDY GARCIA Ruling Date: 7/13/2016
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 21701-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/2/2016 Suspension End: 7/31/2016
Ruling Text:
RE: 21701 - Modified Penalty:case heard by LSRC 7/11/16; stewards ruling upheld;suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission, 60 days, with credit for time served, 6/2/16 through 7/31/16;fined $1000; purse redistributed.
Name: CARLOS L GUTIERREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 5/12/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2016-PIM-078 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/15/2016 Suspension End: 5/20/2016
Ruling Text:
DATE: May 12, 2016         TRACK:  Pimlico Race Course
 
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                        Ross R Pearce
                        Russell G Derderian   
 
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#16-078 Jockey, Carlos Gutierrez, 70 Hillside Ave., Newport, DE 19804, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, May 15, 19 and 20, 2016 for riding the horse “Burning Mandate” in a careless manner in the tenth race at Laurel Park on May 8.  
 [COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]
 
 Through the stretch, jockey Gutierrez allowed his mount “Burning Mandate” to cross over into the path of #5”Whiskey Sour” forcing his rider to sharply check his mount to avoid clipping heels.
 
                   [Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1), which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: KIMBERLY A GRACI Ruling Date: 5/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-076 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: May 1, 2016 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian RULINGS:

#16-076 Trainer, Kimberly Graci, 157 Rosedale, Hershey, PA 17033, is fined $25.00 for, not having the colors for, “No Delay”, entered to run in the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 29, 2016, after receiving a warning on (03/12/2016 ) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 2/15/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-035 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: February 15, 2016 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS:

#16-035 Trainer, Wayne Potts, 2516 Kinderbrook Lane, Bowie, MD 20715, is fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to have the foal certificate on file with the Horse Identifier for his entry “Heaveneleven”, entered to run in the ninth race at Laurel Park on February 15, 2016.

COMAR:09.10.01.20,A[1]

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: WAYNE ALLEN POTTS Ruling Date: 2/1/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-022 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: February 1, 2016 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS:

#16-022 Trainer, Wayne Potts, 2516 Kinderbrook Lane, Bowie, MD 20715, is fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to have the foal certificate on file with the Horse Identifier for his entry “Miss Edmund”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on February 1, 2016.

COMAR:09.10.01.20,A[1]

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: CLAUDIO A GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 1/30/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-020 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: January 30, 2016 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS:

#16-020 On January 30, 2016, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #12399, dated January 16, 2016, contained a level of omeprazole sulfide found at 9.7 ng/ml., a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition-Horses. The Stewards, having determined that the sample had been taken from the horse “Twelve Stone” following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on January 16, 2016, notified its trainer, Claudio Gonzalez that: (1) He was being charged with a violation of the drug prohibition regulation, and (2) he had the right to have the split of sample #12399 tested by an independent laboratory approved by the Commission prior to appearing before the Stewards for a hearing on this matter.

Trainer Gonzalez was contacted via phone January 30, 2016. He did not dispute the charges and waived all rights in this matter.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards have found the following: (1) As per COMAR 09.10.03.04, 'D and 'F, trainer Gonzalez was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Twelve Stone” at the time the horse ran; (2) The level of omeprazole (9.7 ng/ml) found in the urine sample taken post-race from “Twelve Stone” exceeded the permitted level of the drug (1.0 ng/ml) - a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, 'C;

Based upon the above, The Stewards issue a warning to trainer, Claudio Gonzalez and he will be assigned one half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point. [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: MICHAEL VINCENT PINO Ruling Date: 1/18/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-015 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: January 18, 2016 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian RULINGS:

#16-015 Trainer, Michael Pino, 170 Red Oak Dr., Lincoln University, PA 19352, is fined $50.00 for, failure to be in attendance in the paddock for the saddling of “Delightful Erin”, entered to run in the fifth race at Laurel Park on January 17, 2016, or having a representative present to saddle the horse.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.57 H] which states:

“A trainer shall attend his horse in the paddock, and shall be present to supervise its saddling, unless he has obtained permission of a steward to send his licensed assistant or another licensed trainer as a substitute”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: GREGORY DEAN SACCO Ruling Date: 1/4/2016
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2016-LRL-002 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: January 4, 2016 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian

RULINGS:

#16-002 Trainer, Gregory Sacco, 1010 Berkley Hale, Westdeal, NJ 07712, is fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for failure to have the foal certificate on file with the Horse Identifier for his entry “Bon Voyage”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on January 3, 2016.

COMAR:09.10.01.20,A[1]

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: RAYMOND HANDAL Ruling Date: 12/10/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-283 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: December 10, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian RULINGS:

#15-283 Trainer, Raymond Handal, 320 E. 59th St. Apt 1C, New York, New York 10022, is fined $100.00 for, not having the colors for, “Cadillac Rose”, entered to run in the fifth race at Laurel Park on December 6, 2015, after receiving a fine on (11/29/2015) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: RAYMOND HANDAL Ruling Date: 12/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-278 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: December 2, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian RULINGS:

#15-278 Trainer, Raymond Handal, 320 E. 59th St. Apt 1C, New York, New York 10022, is fined $25.00 for, not having the colors for, “Spa City Treasure”, entered to run in the tenth race at Laurel Park on November 29, 2015, after receiving a warning on (11/07/2015) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 11/27/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-273 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     November 27, 2015       TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola   
      Ross R Pearce
      Russell Derderian
 
 
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#15-273           Trainer, Jamie Ness, 15903 Northlake Village Dr. Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined one hundred     
                        ($100.00) for, not having the colors for, “Wildly Leaks”, entered to run in the third race at       
                         Laurel Park on November 26, 2015, after receiving a $100.00  fine on (11/22/15) for the same
                         offense.
  
       THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in pertinent part:
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 11/22/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-268 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:     November 22, 2015       TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola   
      Ross R Pearce
      Russell Derderian
 
 
 
RULINGS:
 
 
#15-268           Trainer, Jamie Ness, 15903 Northlake Village Dr. Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined one hundred     
                        ($100.00) for, not having the colors for, “One Proud Gal”, entered to run in the ninth race at       
                         Laurel Park on November 21, 2015, after receiving a $100.00  fine on (11/01/15) for the same
                         offense.
  
       THIS IS A VIOLATION OF:  [COMAR 09.10.01.09]  which states in pertinent part:
 
 “It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
 
 (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
 BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: GREGORY DEAN SACCO Ruling Date: 11/12/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-262 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Date: November 12, 2015                       TRACK: Laurel Park
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola
                         Ross R Pearce
                         Russell G Derderian   
 
RULINGS:
 
#15-262 Trainer, Gregory Sacco, 1010 Berkley Hale, Westdeal, NJ. 07712, is fined One Hundred
 ($100.) for, failure to follow licensing procedures, by not obtaining an owners license for Jacquie  
                   Dalton , owner of “Sweet On Smokey”, who was allowed to run, at Laurel Park, on May 9, 2015.
 
 Mr. Sacco accepted  responsibility of this licensing procedure by signing the affidavit  permitting
                   this entry to race.
                     
 COMAR 09.10.01.57 YH, (1)
 
 
 Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a
                      suspension of license.
 
 
 
 
  BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: MICHAEL VINCENT PINO Ruling Date: 11/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-257 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE:    November  8, 2015       TRACK:   Laurel Park
 
 
 
STEWARDS: Adam Campola   
  Ross R Pearce
  Russell Derderian
 
RULINGS:
 
#15-257 Trainer Michael Pino, 170 Red Oak Dr., Lincoln University, PA 19352, is fined Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ($250.) for not running, “My Awesome Alie”, entered to run in the tenth race at Laurel Park on November 8, 2015. This late scratch was not presented in a timely manner.  
                                         
                                       COMAR: 09.10.01.45( H, O )
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
 
   BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
 
Name: Ramon Preciado Ruling Date: 11/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-254 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: November 6, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell Derderian

RULINGS:

#15-254 Trainer Ramon Preciado, 2351 Maple Ave., Croydon, PA 19021 is fined Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ($250.) for entering an unwarranted scratch for, “Stroke Play”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on November 1, 2015.

COMAR: 09.10.01.45( H, O ) (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 11/6/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-252 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: November 6, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell Derderian RULINGS:

#15-252 Trainer, Jamie Ness, 15903 Northlake Village Dr. Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined one hundred ($100.00) for, not having the colors for, “One Proud Gal”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on November 1, 2015, after receiving a $100.00 fine on (10/16/15) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in pertinent part:

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 10/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-244 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: October 17, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park


STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell Derderian RULINGS:

#15-244 Trainer, Jamie Ness, 15903 Northlake Village Dr. Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined $100.00 for, not having the colors for, “Great Rules Da”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on October 16, 2015, after receiving a $25.00 fine on (10/04/15) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in pertinent part:
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 10/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-232 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: October 8, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park


STEWARDS: Adam Campola Ross R Pearce Russell G Derderian RULINGS:

#15-232 Trainer, Jamie Ness, 15903 Northlake Village Dr., Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined $25.00 for, not having the colors for, “Ransom Pride”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on October 4, 2015, after receiving a warning on (09/18/2015) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 9/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-171 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: July 15, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park


STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove John J. Burke III Adam Campola RULINGS:

#15-171 Trainer, Jamie Ness, 15903 Northlake Village Dr., Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined $25.00 for, not having the colors for, “Special Congrats”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on July 12, 2015, after receiving a warning on (07/04/2015) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 9/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-171-MODPEN Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-LRL-171 - Modified Penalty
Name: JACOB GLENVILLE HESS Ruling Date: 9/17/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2015-PIM-163 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/7/2015 Suspension End: 6/21/2015
Ruling Text: DATE: June 5, 2015 TRACK: Pimlico Race Course
STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove John J. Burke III Adam Campola
RULINGS:
#15-163 On May 29, 2015, the Stewards received notice from Truesdail Laboratories, Inc., that blood sample #25714, dated May 15, 2015, contained the drug o-desmethylpyrilamine. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #25714 was taken from the horse “Sharp as Ice”, owned by Jacob G. Hess and trained by Jacob G. Hess, following the running of the third race at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2015. The Stewards notified Mr. Hess that: (1) the presence of o-desmethylpyrilamine in the system of “Sharp as Ice” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2) he had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) he had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing. Mr. Hess did not exercise his right to split sample testing.
(COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3)

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
      1. “Sharp as Ice ”, did carry o-desmethylpyrilamine in its system when it finished second in the
third race on May 15, 2015, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C; (2) Jacob G. Hess, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Sharp as Ice ” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F ); and (3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed (Section G).

Based upon the foregoing, and in accordance with COMAR 09.10.04.03 D (3) A, B, C, & D, the Stewards hereby order that:
      1. The MRC trainer’s license of Jacob G. Hess 104 4th St., Charlestown, WV. 25414, be suspended
fifteen (15) days, commencing on June 7, 2015 and concluding on June 20, 2015. (2) Trainer Jacob G. Hess be fined Five Hundred ($500.00) (3) The horse, “Sharp as Ice ”, be disqualified from the running of the third race onMay 15, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course. (4) The Horsemen's Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for these races in accordance with the following order:



OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH….for the third race on May 15, 2015 1st Conscience 8th Rocket Rumors 2nd Mabroom 9th Markakis 3rd Sterling’s Maximus 10th Whyprolongtheagony 4th T Sizzle 11th Doctor S 5th Dark Voyager 6th Cap’n Raymond 7th Gottalovethedrake
(5) Trainer Jacob G. Hess will be assigned two (2) Multiple Medication Violation Points. [Comar 09.10.03.02 C]
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS


Name: EDWARD THOMAS SCHOTTROFFE Ruling Date: 8/21/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-193 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULINGS:


#15-193 Trainer, Edward Schottroffe, P.O. Box 29, Ramson, WV 25438, is fined $25.00 for,
not having the colors for, “Venture Capital”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park
August 21, 2015, after receiving a warning on (07/31/15) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 8/8/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-184 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
#15-184 Trainer, Jamie Ness 15903 Northlake Village Dr. Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined $100.00 for,
Not having the colors for, “On Spirit River”, entered to run in the fifth race at Laurel Park on
August 7, 2015, after receiving a $25.00 fine on (07/15/15) and a $100.00 fine on (8/1/2015)
for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in pertinent part:

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: GREGORY DEAN SACCO Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-181 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: #15-181 Trainer Gregory Sacco, 1010 Berkley Hale, Westdeal, NJ. 07712, is fined Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ($250.) for not running, “Lucky Year”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on August 2, 2015. This unwarranted late scratch prevented another entry from possibly drawing into the race.

COMAR: 09.10.01.45( H, O ) (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: JAMIE J. NESS Ruling Date: 8/1/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-180 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
#15-180 Trainer, Jamie Ness 15903 Northlake Village Dr. Odessa, FL. 33556, is fined $100.00 for,
not having the colors for, “Puget Sound”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on
August 1, 2015, after receiving a $25.00 fine on (07/15/15) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in pertinent part:

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: JULIAN PIMENTEL Ruling Date: 7/29/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-178 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/1/2015 Suspension End: 8/8/2015
Ruling Text:
DATE: July 29, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park



STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove
John J. Burke III
Adam Campola

RULINGS:


#15-178 Jockey Julian Pimentel, 96 Westridge Circle Odenton,MD. 21113 is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, August 1, 2 and 7, 2015 for riding the horse “The Snickers Kid” in a careless manner in the second at Laurel Park on July 25, 2015, thereby causing the disqualification of “The Snickers Kid” from third to seventh position.
[COMAR 09.10.01.50, §A(2)(b) and §C.]

In the vicinity of the 3/16 pole jockey Pimentel allowed his mount “The Snickers Kid” to drift in without sufficient clearance, into the path of “Money Fan” forcing the rider of that horse to check in order to avoid clipping heels.

[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A(1)], which states, in pertinent parts: "A horse may not:
(b) Cross in front of another horse with out sufficient clearance... , (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]


BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS





Name: BEVERLY LYNN HECKROTTE Ruling Date: 7/25/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-174 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: July 25, 2015 TRACK: Laurel Park

STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove John J. Burke III Adam Campola RULINGS:

#15-174 Trainer,Beverly Heckrotte, 2015 Mt. View Rd., Marriottsville, MD. 21104, is fined $25.00 for, not having the colors for, “My Vet’s a Genius”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on July 24, 2015, after receiving a warning on (07/04/2015) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: CURTIS B PAYNE Ruling Date: 6/5/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-162 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
RULINGS:


#15-162 Trainer, C. Beale Payne, 2077 Whispering Woods Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22911 is fined $25.00
for, not having the colors for, “J C’s Diamond”, entered to run in the second race at Pimlico
Race Course, on June 5, 2015, after receiving a warning on (05/04/15) for the same offense.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……

“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the
jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.

(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: NICOLE E RAKER Ruling Date: 4/9/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2015-PIM-107 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
DATE: April 4, 2015 TRACK: Pimlico Race Course



STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove
John J. Burke III
Adam Campola

RULINGS:



#15-107 Stable employee Nicole Erin Raker DOB. 07/11/1986, is fined fifty ($25.00) for causing a
disturbance by bringing a dog into the MJC stable area.



COMAR: 09.10. 03.03(9)




BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
Name: MARTIN HERNANDEZ-AGUIRRE Ruling Date: 4/4/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 2015-PIM-106 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DATE: April 4, 2015 TRACK: Pimlico Race Course

STEWARDS: Philip E. Grove John J. Burke III Adam Campola

RULINGS:

#15-106 Stable employee Martin Hernandez-Aguirre DOB. 02/26/1967, is fined fifty ($50.00) and suspended thirty (30) days for causing a disturbance in the stable area. However, this suspension is stayed under the following provisions:

          1. Mr. Hernandez enter counselling with the Maryland Counselling program until such time as the counsellor deems him not to be a detriment to racing

2. Mr. Hernandez not create another disturbance on the grounds of the MJC stabling area for a three-hundred and sixty (365) day period.

COMAR: 09.10. 03.03(9)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: ROMAN ERIC CHAPA Ruling Date: 3/19/2015
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4840-1 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2015 Suspension End: 1/18/2020
Ruling Text:
SUPPLEMENT 1: On March 5, 2015, Executive Director Trout exercised exercised his authority under Rule 307.69 and modified stewards' ruling SHRP 4840 by increasing the fine from $25,000 to $100,000. All other provisions of the ruling remain, including the five-year suspension of Mr. Chapa's jockey's license, the disqualification of "Quiet Acceleration," and the redistribution of the purse.

SUPPLEMENT 2: On March 5, 2015, Attorney Paul Vick filed an appeal on Mr. Chapa's behalf. Mr. Vick also requested a stay of the suspension and fine imposed against Mr. Chapa, or in the alternative, a stay of the requirement to tender the $25,000 fine during the pendency of the appeal.

Executive Director Trout denied the request for a stay of the suspension, but granted the request to stay the requirement that Mr. Chapa tender the fine during the pendency of the appeal in order to ensure that Mr. Chapa's due process rights are protected.

Jockey Roman Chapa having been duly noticed, appeared at a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 02/27/2015 and was represented by his attorneys Paul Vick and Angus McGinty.

Counsel for both parties agreed that the evidence and testimony presented at the Summary Suspension Hearing held on 02/09/2015, be entered into the record.

Having considered all the testimony and evidence presented at both hearings the preponderence of evidence indicated that Mr. Chapa did carry an electric shocking device while riding "Quiet Acceleration" to win the 9th race at Sam Houston Race Park the "Richard King Turf Stakes" on 01/17/2015. Mr. Chapa is hereby suspended 5 years (01/19/2015 through 01/18/2020) and fined twenty five thousand ($25,000) dollars and the case referred to the Executive Director of the Texas Racing Commission for further consideration.

The horse "Quiet Acceleration" is disqualified from the 9th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 01/17/2015 and declared unplaced with the purse redistributed as follows;

1. (3) Fly the Red Eye
2. (9) Magna Breeze
3. (10) Special UFO
4. (4) Fiery Dream
5. (1) Rule Breaker
6. (2) Seeking West
7. (6) Anew Rumor
8. (7) Special Praise
9. (5) Spiderman Ridge
Unplaced (8) Quiet Acceleration

During the term of this suspension Mr. Chapa is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.

Name: ROMAN ERIC CHAPA Ruling Date: 6/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SHRP4840-1-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/19/2015 Suspension End: 1/18/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SHRP4840-1 - Modified Ruling

SUPPLEMENT 3: On April 11, 2017, the Texas Racing Commission ("Commission") considered in open meeting the appeal of Roman Chapa ("Petitioner"), jockey license number 53851, from Stewards' Ruling SHRP 4840 ("the ruling"). The Commission hereby makes the following findings based on the record of this matter: (a) On or about March 2, 2015, the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards issued Ruling SHRP 4840, finding Petitioner in violation of Texas Racing Act Section 3.16, Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. art. 179e (Texas Racing Act) as well as 16 TAC Sections 311.206, Influence of Race Prohibited; 311.207, Inhumane Treatment; and 311.215(b), Contraband, resulting from the ninth race at Sam Houston Race Park on January 17, 2015, in which he finished first aboard the horse "Quiet Acceleration." (b) In the ruling, Petitioner was fined $25,000 and suspended for five years, the horse was disqualified and declared unplaced, and the purse was redistributed. (c) On or about March 4, 2015, Petitioner filed an appeal of the ruling with the Commission and requested a stay of the suspension while the appeal was pending. (d) On or about March 5, 2015, the Commission's Executive Director denied Petitioner's request for a stay of the suspension, which had begun with a summary suspension on January 19, 2015, but stayed the requirement to tender the fine pending the outcome of the appeal. (e) Also on or about March 5, 2015, the Commission's executive secretary modified the stewards' ruling to increase the fine from $25,000 to $100,000. All other provisions of the stewards' ruling remained in effect. (f) On or about February 7, 2017, based on written filings submitting by the parties, the administrative law judge issued a proposal for decision in which she found that Petitioner had met his burden of proving that the stewards' ruling was clearly in error regarding their finding of a violation of 16 TAC Section 311.207, Inhumane Treatment, but that Petitioner had not met his burden of proving that the ruling was clearly in error regarding the stewards' finding of violations of 16 TAC Sections 311.206, Influence of Race Prohibited, and 311.215, Contraband and Texas Racing Act Section 3.16, Rules Relating to Unlawful Influences on Racing. The administrative law judge further found that the five-year suspension and $100,000 fine imposed against Petitioner were not clearly in error. (g) The Commission finds that the five-year suspension and $100,000 fine imposed against Petitioner are an appropriate penalty for violations of 16 TAC Sections 311.206 and 311.215 and Texas Racing Act Section 3.16. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the proposal for decision is adopted in full. Stewards' Ruling SHRP 4840 and the March 5, 2015, Order of the Executive Secretary are amended to reflect that Petitioner is not found to have violated 16 TAC Section 311.207. The ruling and order are upheld in all other respects, including the suspension of Petitioner's racing license for five years, the imposition of a $100,000 fine, and redistribution of the purse. If enforcement of this order is restrained by an order of a court, this order takes effect on a final determination by that court or an appellate court in favor of the Texas Racing Commission.

SUPPLEMENT 4: On June 13, 2017, the Commission considered in an open meeting Mr. Chapa's Motion for Reconsideration/Rehearing filed on May 2, 2017. By unanimous decision, the motion was denied.

Name: RUDY RODOLFO G RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 1/3/2015
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 2015-LRL-003 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
#15-003 Trainer Rodolfo Rodriguez-Gutierrez, 135 Munson Drive, West Hempstead, NY. 11552, is fined
fifty ($50.00) for failure to have the foal certificate on file with the Horse Identifier for his entry,
“Lindisfarne”, in the eighth race at Laurel Park on January 1, 2015.

COMAR:09.10.01.20,A [1]
Name: CARLOS L GUTIERREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 2/2/2014
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 14/026 Ruling Type: Improper or Inhumane Treatment of Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Apprentice Jockey, Carlos Luis-Castillo Gutierrez, Matthes Ave. Apt. A. Wilmington, DE. 19804, is fined five hundred ($500.) for striking his mount, “Mike the Leader” about the head and eye, during the running of the ninth race at Laurel Park on January 29, 2014

[Violation of COMAR 09.10.03.03 A, 14]

Name: CARLOS L GUTIERREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 1/18/2014
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 14-012 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Carlos Luis Gutierrez, Matthes Ave., Apt. A. Wilmington, DE. 19804, is fined fifth ($50.) for being involved in an altercation in the Bowie stabling area on January 11, 2014, which is under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Racing Commission. [Violation under COMAR 09.10.03.03 (7), (9).]
Name: CARLOS L GUTIERREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 1/18/2014
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Pimlico
Ruling Number: 14-012 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: #14-012 Carlos Luis Gutierrez, Matthes Ave., Apt. A. Wilmington, DE. 19804, is fined fifth ($50.) for being involved in an altercation in the Bowie stabling area on January 11, 2014, which is under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Racing Commission. [Violation under COMAR 09.10.03.03 (7), (9).]

Name: CARLOS L GUTIERREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 1/2/2014
Jurisdiction: Maryland Racing Commission Facility: Laurel Race Course
Ruling Number: 14-LRL-026 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey, Carlos Luis-Castillo, Matthes Ave. Apt. A. Wilmington, DE. 19804, is fined five hundred ($500.) for failure to put forth every effort in riding his mount, “Mike the Leader”, out to the finish, by standing up prior to the wire, in the second race at Laurel Park on January 1, 2014. [Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.21-Q (1)(2)]



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