Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >12/5/2019<

302 Total Rulings compiled at: 12/10/2019 1:41:14 PM G.M.T.

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 12/10/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-105 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Isidro Rodriguez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, December 10, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on December 17, 2019, at 9:30 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 E354880 taken from the first place finisher, “Jess Deja Blue”, in the 9th race on November 24, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Isidro Rodriguez 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 Isidro Rodriguez 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 Isidro Rodriguez 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: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 12/10/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-106 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/17/2019 Suspension End: 12/30/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey, Alejandro Medellin, having been summoned and appeared before Board of Stewards on December 8, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 3rd race on December 8th, 2019 while aboard #5 “Wiskeys Dreams” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from third place to last. (Drifted out under a left handed whip down the lane bumping number 8, "Unconscious Power”, who was pushed out and clipped heels with the number 12 horse "Effort N Results", unseating the rider).

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Alejandro Medellin a suspension of 14 calendar days (December 17, 2019 thru December 30, 2019). Alejandro Medellin is not allowed to ride designated races.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 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)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. 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 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 12/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-104 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/16/2019 Suspension End: 12/22/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos was re-summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 7, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 9th race on December 1, 2019 at Zia Park racetrack while aboard “Flying Famous Eagle”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 6th place to 8th place. (Bore in under a right handed whip impeding several inside horses.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Jaime Parga Leos a suspension of 7 calendar days (December 16, 2019, through December 22, 2019, inclusive The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated race days.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) Post to Finish A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) Post to Finish In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse. 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification./15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: SCOTT OWEN ROLLINS Ruling Date: 12/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP059 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing, and having waived that right on December 9, 2019, Owner/Trainer Scott Rollins (ADG #10995) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00), for failing to identify the horse "MR NAVIGATOR" as a gelding at the time of entry in the eighth race on December 7, 2019.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 19, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 20, 2019, through and inclusive of June 17, 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. R19-2-111(A)(B); A.A.C.R19-2-113(C)(1); A.A.C.R19-2-120(O)(k); A.A.C.R19-2-121€

Name: URIEL RIVERA VILLALOBOS Ruling Date: 12/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP060 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End: 1/25/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a hearing, and having appeared; Groom Uriel Rivera Villalobos (ADG #23744) is hereby suspended for SIXTY DAYS from November 26, 2019, through January 25, 2019 (Credited with fifteen days served after being summarily suspended on November 26, 2019) for testing positive for Amphetamine and Methamphetamine. In addition, the respondent must provide a negative urine sample and sign a drug testing agreement form prior to reinstatement.

During the term of his suspension, Groom Uriel Rivera Villalobos is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

The above described matter consitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112; A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5.104(C);

Name: RYAN STAHL Ruling Date: 12/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-318 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #4 Ellasen in race 14 on 12/7/19 he came out in the stretch and interfered with #3 Shadows Mystery. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-11  17-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 12/16/19 you may be suspended and or license revoked by the commission.
Name: KURT DAVID SUGG Ruling Date: 12/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-319 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #7 Thundering Jim in race 10 on 12/8/19 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-53  14-99  If the fine is not paid to the judges by 12/16/19 you may be suspended and or license revoked by the commission.
Name: MELVIN QUINTEROS Ruling Date: 12/8/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-005 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/8/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom MELVIN QUINTEROS, having failed to appear to answer a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct – driving intoxicated in the stable area parking lot), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of MELVIN QUINTEROS are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. QUINTEROS is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: SIMON ALLARD Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-315 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Allard was late for breath analyzer test for race 1 on 12/4/19. O.S.R.C.-3769-14-22  14-50  14-99  If the fine is not paid to the judges by 12/14/19 you may be suspended and or license revoked by the commission.
Name: AARON EDWARD MERRIMAN Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-316 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
While driving #3 Mt Adams in race 3 on 12/4/19 he did drive inside the pylons. O.S.R.C.-14-53  14-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 12/14/19 you may be suspended and or license revoked by the commission.
Name: SCOTT R BETTS Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2019-NDP-317 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Betts failed to have #4 Manwithamission in race 2 on 12/3/19 on the grounds of Northfield Park 3 hours prior to post time of his race. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-09(C)  15-99  The fine has been paid.
Name: CHRISTIAN ARAGON Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-004 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey CHRISTIAN ARAGON, 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 fourth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 06, 2019.
Name: HORACIO PEREZ-CASTILLO Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP055 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having failed to appear, Groom Horacio Perez-Castillo(ADG #15944) 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 December 17, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 18, 2019, through and inclusive of June 15, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. 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: JORGE L PRECIADO NUNEZ Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP056 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified for a hearing and having failed to appear, Owner Jorge Preciado-Nunez (ADG #15610) 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 December 17, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 18, 2019, through and inclusive of June 15, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. 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: GUILLERMO MORALES Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP058 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/11/2019 Suspension End: 6/8/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on December 4, 2019, Owner/Trainer Guillermo Morales (ADG #18662) is hereby fined two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two thousand six hundred twenty five dollars ($2,625.00) and suspended one hundred eighty (180) calendar days (December 11, 2019, through June 8, 2020, inclusive) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating that urine sample #E358238, taken from the horse "STEL A SECRET", first place finisher in the second (2nd) race on October 14, 2019, at Turf Paradise was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance CLENBUTEROL at a concentration of approximately 52.4 pg/mL in urine.

In addition, a split sample report was received from Texas A & M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirming the presence of CLENBUTEROL in urine sample #E358238 taken from the horse "STEL A SECRET" from the second (2nd) race on October 14, 2019, at Turf Paradise.

This drug calls for a Class A penalty as put forth in the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule (January, 2019 (V.14.0)). A.A.C. R19-120(C)(1) states that if the stewards determine that a licensee has violated this Section, the stewards shall consult the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule, both of which are established by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). The penalty guidelines call for a minimum penalty of one (1) year suspension and a ten thousand dollar ($10,000.00) fine absent mitigating circumstances and a maximum penalty of a three (3) year suspension and a twenty five thousand dollar ($25,000.00) with the presence of aggravating factors. After testimony was taken from the licensee the board of stewards determined there were no mitigating or aggravating factors in the case, thus to conform to the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule (January, 2019 (V.14.0)) this case is being referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation the fine be increased to $10,000.00 and the suspension be increased to one (1) year.

The horse, "STEL A SECRET" shall be placed on the Veterinarian's List for 180 calendar days (retroactive to November 1, 2019, through and inclusive of April 20, 2020, and must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 17, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty (180) days beginning December 18, 2019, through and inclusive of June 15, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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

The horse "STEL A SECRET", first place finisher of the second (2nd) race on October 14, 2019, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows: 1. #8 ONE FAMOUS ICON 2. #4 NOBODYSFASTER 3. #5 TAMURA 4. #9 KATELLA DOLLY 5. #7 CHECK THIS WAGON 6. #3 WRECKIN BALL 7. #1 JES CUZ 8. #6 ONE SWEET HABIT UNPLACED #2 STEL A SECRET

The horsemen's bookkeeper is hereby directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question. The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(C)(1)(2)(3)(6)(D)(1)(2)(a)(O)(1)(c)(e)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(1)(2)(3)(6)

Name: LOGAN CORMIER Ruling Date: 12/7/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP057 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/11/2019 Suspension End: 12/15/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on December 7, 2019, Jockey Logan Cormier (ADG #25117) is hereby suspended three (3) racing days (December 11, December 14, and December 15, 2019 inclusive) for failing to maintain a straight course in the stretch aboard #5 "SWEET POISON" in the fourth race on December 3, 2019 at Turf Paradise Race Course. This suspension does not preclude Jockey Logan Cormier from riding in designated races.

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

Name: JOSEPH MICHAEL DAVIS Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-103 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Applicant: Joseph Michael Davis, having applied for a trainer’s license on Decmeber 2, 2019, is hereby denied by the Board of Stewards.

    1. Aggravating Factor: Multiple Animal Medication/Drug Violations including several Albuterol and Clenbuterol positives.
    2. Aggravating Factor: Applicant disclosed he has been convicted of a felony on his application.
    3. Aggravating Factor: Applicant disclosed he has had licenses denned, suspended or revoked in Texas and Louisiana
    4. Joseph Michael Davis must appear before the New Mexico Racing Commission prior to any further licensing.

Reason For Denial: 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) –Which states in pertinent part “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”. 16.47.1.10 (A) 3 NMAC: A trainer licensed and in good standing in another jurisdiction, having been issued within a 24 month period, and having no record of a class 1 or 2 violation, or has less than three class 3, 4, 5 violations in the preceding 24 month period in any jurisdiction maybe accepted if evidence of experience and qualifications are provided. 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(a) – Which states in pertinent part “The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: has been convicted of a felony; 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(h) – Which states in pertinent part “The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant: has had a license denied, suspended, or revoked by any racing jurisdiction This ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (L) License denial: (1) The commission may formally deny an application in accordance with these rules. (2) An application denied, if requested by the applicant, shall be reported in writing to the applicant denied stating the reasons for denial, and the date when a reapplication may be submitted.

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: LILLY A LEYBA Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-100 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Lilly Leyba was duly notified and was represented by the trainer Ruben Leyba, for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 1, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Clenbuterol, found in test sample E340622 taken from the 7th place finisher, “Allomi”, in the 7th race on October 6, 2019, at Zia Park.

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

Ruben Leyba is the trainer of record for the horse “Allomi” who responded telephonically for this hearing. Owner Samantha Leyba is the authorized agent for Lilly Leyba and was duly notified.

For Lilly Leyba’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 “Allomi” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (December 1, 2019 to May 28, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                2. The horse “Allomi”, is hereby disqualified from Seventh place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on October 6, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Woodys Copy Cat
                  2. CD Mamas Boy
                  3. June Bug Daddy
                  4. Quemados Royal Moon
                  5. Hezajessforsure
                  6. Cd flash and Fame
                  7. Daddys Wine
                  8. Royal Koa
Unplaced “Allomi”

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: SAMANTHA J LEYBA Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-99 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Samantha Leyba was duly notified and was represented by the trainer Ruben Leyba, for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 1, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Clenbuterol, found in test sample E340622 taken from the 7th place finisher, “Allomi”, in the 7th race on October 6, 2019, at Zia Park.

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

Ruben Leyba is the trainer of record for the horse “Allomi” who responded telephonically for this hearing.

For Samantha Leyba’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 “Allomi” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (December 1, 2019 to May 28, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                2. The horse “Allomi”, is hereby disqualified from Seventh place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on October 6, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                  1. Woodys Copy Cat
                  2. CD Mamas Boy
                  3. June Bug Daddy
                  4. Quemados Royal Moon
                  5. Hezajessforsure
                  6. Cd flash and Fame
                  7. Daddys Wine
                  8. Royal Koa
Unplaced “Allomi”

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: JOSE PANTOJA-SILVA Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-101 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Jose Pantoja-Silva, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on December 2, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, 3-Hydroxylidocaine (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E357728 taken from the 1st place finisherClifton Beach” following the 8th race, on October 7, 2019, at Zia Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of 3-Hydroxylidocaine at 710 pg/ml +/- 4 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for 3-Hydroxylidocaine is 20pg/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.

Jacqueline Wolesensky is the owner of record for the horse.

Mitigating Circumstances: After receiving testimony in the above matter, the stewards find that the chain of custody may have been broken. Therefore no further action will be taken and there will be no change to the final 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/ 15.2.6.9(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: TYREE JACQUELINE WOLESENSKY Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-102 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Jacqueline Wolesensky, having been duly notified and was represented by Jose Pantoja-Silva before the Board Of Stewards on December 2, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, 3-Hydroxylidocaine (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E357728 taken from the 1st place finisherClifton Beach” following the 8th race, on October 7, 2019, at Zia Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of 3-Hydroxylidocaine at 710 pg/ml +/- 4 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for 3-Hydroxylidocaine is 20pg/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.

Jose Pantoja-Silva is the trainer of record for the horse.

Mitigating Circumstances: After receiving testimony in the above matter, the stewards find that the chain of custody may have been broken. Therefore no further action will be taken and there will be no change to the final 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/ 15.2.6.9(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: VICTOR CARRILLO FLORES Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-001 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey VICTOR FLORES, having supplied medical documentation to verify his request for an extension to his apprentice jockey’s license, is granted an extension of 219 days. MR. FLORES’ apprenticeship shall expire at midnight, February 18, 2021, or on the date of his 40th winner, whichever comes first.
Name: ESWAN HERNANDEZ FLORES Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-002 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey ESWAN FLORES is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688 (b)(4) (Use of Riding Crop –– used riding crop when clearly out of the race), during the ninth race at Del Mar Race Track on December 1, 2019.
Name: ESWAN HERNANDEZ FLORES Ruling Date: 12/9/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2019-LA-002-MOD Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-LA-002 - Modified Ruling Jockey ESWAN FLORES is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(4) (Use of Riding Crop –– used riding crop when clearly out of the race), during the ninth race at Del Mar Race Track on December 1, 2019.
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: JANICE CONNOR Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-79 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/1/2019 Suspension End: 11/15/2019
Ruling Text: Janice Connor was the programmed trainer of the horse "Dew Can Dew" when she raced in the second race on October 4, 2019 at Freehold Raceway. The horse "Dew Can Dew" finished first on October 4, 2019 and as a result was required to submit blood samples for analysis. A report from Truesdail laboratories, which is the official chemist for the New Jersey Racing Commission, identified the presence of Dexamethasone. This is in direct violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.1(a) (b) as well as others.

As a result, Ms. Connor is hereby issued a full suspension of her New Jersey Racing Commission license for a period of fifteen (15) days and is fined the sum of five-hundred ($500.00) dollars. Said suspension shall begin on November 1, 2019 and run thru November 15, 2019 inclusive. During the period of suspension, Ms. Connor is denied access to all grounds that are under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Racing Commission for any and all purposes.

Consistent with N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.7 the horse "Dew Can Dew" is hereby disqualified from sharing in purse monies earned on October 4, 2019.

MMV points incurred 1/2 Point

Violation N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.1 (a) (b) Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.6 (a) (b) (c) (d) Violation N.J.A.C. 13:71-23.7 (a) (b) (c) (d)

Name: ROBERT W HOFFMAN Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-78 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Robert Hoffman is hereby fined the sum of three-hundred ($300.00) dollars.

While driving #2 "Big Bad Boy" in the 8th race on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Freehold Raceway, Mr. Hoffman did use his whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.15

Name: JOHN JACK J BAGGITT Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-77 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Jack Baggitt, Jr. is hereby fined the sum of one hundred-fifty ($150.00) dollars.

While driving #5 "Spear Point" in the 10th race at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, October 12,2019, Mr Baggitt, Jr. did drive in a careless manner and caused interference by hooking wheels with #2 "Justa Camilion" approaching the quarter mile pole.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.6 (a) 2,10.

Name: NICK SURICK Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-76 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Nick Surick is hereby fined the sum of two-hundred ($200.00) dollars for his involvement in an incident in the paddock at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, September 21, 2019. In addition to the fine imposed to Mr. Surick, he shall be placed on probation for the remainder of the 2019 and 2020 racing seasons. Any similar violations during this period may result in a more severe monetary penalty and possible suspension of his New Jersey Racing Commission license.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.7 Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.19

Name: ERIC LAWRENCE ABBATIELLO Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-75 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Eric Abbatiello is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.

Mr. Abbatiello did drive with a wheel inside the hubless rail pylons while driving # 5 "R Sam" in the 10th race at Freehold Raceway on Friday, October 11, 2019.

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

Name: ANDY MILLER Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-74 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Andy Miller is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.

Mr. Miller did drive with a wheel inside the hubless rail pylons while driving # 1 "Deep Dreamer" in the 3rd race at Freehold Raceway on Friday, October 11, 2019.

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

Name: STEPHEN M SMITH Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-73 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Driver Steve Smith is hereby fined the sum of two-hundred ($200.00) dollars for his involvement in an incident in the paddock at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.7 Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.19

Name: THOMAS F CORELLI Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-80 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Thomas Corelli is hereby fined the sum of three-hundred ($300.00) dollars.

While driving #1 "Traveling Janet" in the second race on November 1, 2019 at Freehold Raceway, Mr. Corelli did use his whip in an excessive, unnecessary and indiscriminate manner.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.15

Name: PATRICK DENIS LACHANCE Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-81 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Patrick Lachance is hereby fined the sum of one hundred-fifty ($150.00) dollars.

While driving # 6 "Clint Westwood" in the sixth race on November 2, 2019 at Freehold Raceway, Mr. Lachance did lay off the normal pace and leave a hole when it was well within his horse's capacity to keep the hole closed.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.6 (11)

Name: ANDY MILLER Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-83 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Andy Miller is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.

Mr. Miller did drive with a wheel inside the hubless rail pylons after the 1/2 mile pole while driving # 6 "Ginger Spice N" in the 4th race at Freehold Raceway on Friday, November 15, 2019.

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

Name: JOSEPH BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-84 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Joe Bongiorno is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.

Mr. Bongiorno did fail to drive the horse "Dancin' Anna" when programmed in the 10th race at Freehold Raceway on Friday November 15, 2019.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71- 7.29 (a) 2.

Name: JOHN JACK J BAGGITT Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-85 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Driver Jack Baggitt Jr. is hereby fined the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.

Mr. Baggitt Jr. did drive with a wheel inside the hubless rail pylons while driving # 5 "Sutton Seelster" in the 9th race at Freehold Raceway on Saturday November 16, 2019.

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

Name: ROBERT BONGIORNO Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2019-FRE-86 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Robert Bongiorno is hereby fined the sum of two hundred-fifty ($250.00) dollars.

Mr. Bongiorno was the programmed trainer of the horse "Woodmere Oleksiak" when she raced in the sixth race at Freehold Raceway on Friday November 8, 2019. Mr. Bongiorno did fail in his duties as a trainer by leaving his horse unattended in the paddock.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.19 Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-1.20 Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-7.29 (a) 1, 13. Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71- 20.4

Name: BO JAY DELAVAN Ruling Date: 12/4/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-98 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/4/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Bo J. Delavan, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, December 4, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on December 14, 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 E354750 taken from the second place finisher, “Jl Run Charley Horse”, in the 2nd race on November 16, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Bo J. Delavan 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 Bo J. Delavan 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 Bo J. Delavan 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: ROSENDO SANTIAGO LOOMIS Ruling Date: 12/4/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP053 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/4/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Arizona Department of Gaming, Racing Division has denied a License for Applicant/Licensee, Rosendo Loomis (ADG# 10305), effective December 4, 2019, pursuant to A.R.S. § 5-108, R19-2-123(C) for having an outstanding warrant out of the San Diego Sheriff's Office in California.

While an Applicant/Licensee has the right to appeal this denial/suspension/revocation, it is at the discretion of any other racing regulatory body to take any permissible action against the Applicant/Licensee's pending application or current license, during the appeal process. For any questions, the Racing Division may be contacted by phone at 602-255-3876 or by email at CGoodwin@azgaming.gov.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.R.S. § 5-108. A.A.C. R19-2-123(C)

Name: ROSENDO SANTIAGO LOOMIS Ruling Date: 12/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP053-ASUB Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/4/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP053 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JIM BUMGARDNER Ruling Date: 12/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP052 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/9/2019 Suspension End: 6/6/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on December 3, 2019, Owner/Trainer Jim D. Bumgardener (ADG #23754) is hereby fined two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two thousand six hundred twenty five dollars ($2,625.00) and suspended one hundred eighty (180) calendar days (December 9, 2019, through June 6, 2020, inclusive) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating that blood sample #E358350, taken from the horse "ZOE'S PAPA CEE", first place finisher in the second (2nd) race on October 28, 2019, at Turf Paradise was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance LAMOTRIGINE at a concentration of approximately 1.26 ng/mL in blood.

This drug calls for a Class A penalty as put forth in the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule (January, 2019 (V.14.0)). A.A.C. R19-120(C)(1) states that if the stewards determine that a licensee has violated this Section, the stewards shall consult the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule, both of which are established by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). The penalty guidelines call for a minimum penalty of one (1) year suspension and a ten thousand dollar ($10,000.00) fine absent mitigating circumstances and a maximum penalty of a three (3) year suspension and a twenty five thousand dollar ($25,000.00) with the presence of aggravating factors. Mr. Bumgardner has not had a medication violation since 2004. The stewards considered this a mitigating factor in this case and did not refer this to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division for further review.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 13, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 14, 2019, through and inclusive of June 11, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Jim D. Bumgardener is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

The horse "ZOE'S PAPA CEE", first place finisher of the second (2nd) race on October 28, 2019, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows: 1. #6 MINIMUM NOISE 2. #3 ADAPTATION 3. #4 HONOR THE ANTHEM 4. #2 JUNE AND JOHNNY 5. #5 OBLIGATED TO NONE 6. #1 SEVENTY SEVEN FLAT UNPLACED #7 ZOE'S PAPA CEE

The horsemen's bookkeeper is hereby directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question. The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(C)(1)(2)(3)(6)(D)(1)(2)(a)(O)(1)(c)(e)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(1)(2)(3)(6)

Name: JIM BUMGARDNER Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP052-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/9/2019 Suspension End: 6/6/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP052 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JIM BUMGARDNER Ruling Date: 12/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP052-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/9/2019 Suspension End: 6/6/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP052 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: RALPH LINK NEWCOMB Ruling Date: 12/3/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-97 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Ralph Newcomb was duly notified and being represented by his trainer Todd Fincher who waived his rights to a 10 day notice and disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 13, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for testosterone detected in the blood of horse “Sacred Nation”(Test Sample E340406), who finished in FIRST place in the 3rd race on September 21, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

After receiving the results of the HCG test, which verified that “Sacred Nation” is a cryptorchid, the Zia Park Board of Stewards hereby dismisses the case and no further action is deemed necessary.

There is no change to the order of finish to the 3rd race on September 21,2019 at Zia Park racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and 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: PEDRO HERNANDEZ SANDOVAL Ruling Date: 12/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP051 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/15/2019 Suspension End: 1/13/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right on December 3, 2019, Trainer Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval (ADG #11080) is hereby fined one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of one thousand fifty dollars ($1,050.00) and suspended thirty (30) calendar days (December 15, 2019, through January 13, 2019, inclusive) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating that blood sample #E358484, taken from the horse "STRIKE RATE", in the SEVENTH (7th) race at Turf Paradise Race Course on November 11, 2019, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class III foreign substance CLENBUTEROL at a concentration of approximately 6.73 pg/mL.

This drug calls for a Category B penalty in thoroughbreds as put forth in the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule (January, 2019 (V.14.0). A.A.C. R19-120(C)(1) states that if the stewards determine that a licensee has violated this Section, the stewards shall consult the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule, both of which are established by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI).

The penalty guidelines for a second category B penalty within 365 days call for a minimum penalty of a thirty (30) day suspension and a one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) fine absent mitigating circumstances and a maximum penalty of a sixty (180) day suspension and a two thousand five hundred dollar ($2,500.00) fine with the presence of aggravating factors for the first (2nd) Class B penalty within a 365 day period. This is the second medication violation for Mr. Hernandez-Sandoval within a 365 day period. The board of stewards did not determine any mitigating or aggravating factors in this case.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 13, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 14, 2019, through and inclusive of June 11, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

The horse "STRIKE RATE", in the eighth (8th) race at Turf Paradise Race Course on November 11, 2019, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows: 1. #6 PLANET NINE 2. #9 DON'T REMEMBER 3. #2 MIDNIGHT MAUI 4. #8 MY WAY OUT 5. #7 ME 6. #4 QUIET BUT DEADLY 7. #3 RUNNING FOR GUS 8. #1 TOP ROCKET UNPLACED #5 STRIKE RATE

The horsemen's bookkeeper is hereby directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question. The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(C)(1)(2)(3)(6)(D)(1)(2)(b)(O)(1)(c)(e)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(1)(2)(3)(6)

Name: PEDRO HERNANDEZ SANDOVAL Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP051-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/15/2019 Suspension End: 1/13/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP051 - Failure to Comply - Failed to pay fine
Name: FRANCISCO ARRIETA Ruling Date: 12/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-96 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey, Francisco Arrieta, having been summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 30, 2019 for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount during the running of the 1st race on November 25, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack while aboard “Poseidon Aquarius”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards hereby fines jockey Francisco Arrieta a fine in the amount of $200. The fine is to be paid on or before January 1, 2020 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (a) NMAC Post to Finish When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul. 15.2.5.13 (E) (3) (b) NMAC Post to Finish 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) (c) NMAC Post to Finish If the stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: PEDRO HERNANDEZ-PULIDO Ruling Date: 12/2/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-RP-104 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT WAS RECEIVED FROM INDUSTRIAL LABORATORIES CO HORSE "R EYE CANDY", WHICH PLACED 1ST IN THE 1ST RACE ON FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2019, TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG CLENBUTEROL. ON TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2019, THE BOS AT RP DETERMINED THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFAREIS AT RISK BECAUSE CLENBUTEROL IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE FOR QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS ND APPALOOSAS AND CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE AND THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING, PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES AND HORSE IN OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO HERNANDEZ-PULIDO'S CARE. THEREFORE, PEDRO HERNANDEZ-PULIDO IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2019, PENDING A HERAING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING SUSPENSION, MR. HERNANDEZ-PULIDO IS DENIED ACCESS TO ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.

ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING IS SET FOR THE 3RD DAY OF DECEMBER, 2019 AT 9:00 O'CLOCK A.M. AT THE BOS OFFICE AT RP.

Name: PEDRO HERNANDEZ-PULIDO Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-RP-104-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 19-RP-104A - Case Continued…ON THE 3RD DAY OF DEC., 2019, LICENSEE/TRAINER PEDRO HERNANDEZ-PULIDO APPEARED IN PERSON AND WAS NOT REPRESENTED BY LEGAL COUNCEL. STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPEARED THE COUNSEL JAMES RUCKER. THE BOS FINDS THE LICENSEE HAS FAILED TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE ORDER OF SUMMARY SUSPENSION SHOULD NOT REMAIN IN EFFECT PENDING A HEARING ON MERITS OF THE MATTER. THEREFORE, THE ORDER OF THE BOS OF RP MR. HERNANDEZ-PUDINO SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL A FINAL HEARING IS HELD AND A DETERMINATION IS MADE PURSUANT THERETO. IT IS SO ORDERD.
Name: MARCYA ROBERTS Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 19213PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR AN OWNER LICENSE, THE COMMISSION EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511165029 OF MARCYA ROBERTS IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: WANDA L FLORES Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 19217PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON RECEIVING A TRAINER LICENSE, THE ASSISTANT TRAINER LICENSE #511163895 OF WANDA L. FLORES , 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: BARBARA S. WELCH Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-94 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Barbara Walch, having been duly notified and represented by trainer Jeffery D. Hudson before the Board Of Stewards on November 27, 2019, to waive her right to a 10 day notice and a hearing, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Furosemide (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E317509 taken from the 1st place finisherTime is Precious” following the 1st race, on August 18, 2019, at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Furosemide at 167 ng/ml +/- 10 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit for Furosemide of 100 ng/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.

Barbara Welch, Thomas McElligott, and Jeffery D. Hudson are the owners of record for horse “Time is Precious

This is Barbara Walch’s First 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. This is a warning. NO CHANGE IN 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/ 15.2.6.9(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: JEFF DALE HUDSON Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-93 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer/ Owner: Jeffery D. Hudson, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on November 27, 2019, to waive his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Furosemide (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E317509 taken from the 1st place finisherTime is Precious” following the 1st race, on August 18, 2019, at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Furosemide at 167 ng/ml +/- 10 ug/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Furosemide is 100 ng/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.

Barbara Welch, Thomas McElligott, and Jeffery D. Hudson are the owners of record for the horse “Time is Precious

This is Jeffery D. Hudson’s First 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 December 30, 2019, 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. NO CHANGE IN 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/ 15.2.6.9(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: THOMAS A. MCELLIGOTT Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-95 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Thomas A. McElligott, having been duly notified and represented by trainer Jeffery D. Hudson before the Board Of Stewards on November 27, 2019, to waive his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Furosemide (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E317509 taken from the 1st place finisherTime is Precious” following the 1st race, on August 18, 2019, at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Furosemide at 167 ng/ml +/- 10 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit for Furosemide of 100 ng/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.

Barbara Welch, Thomas McElligott, and Jeffery D. Hudson are the owners of record for horse “Time is Precious

This is Thomas A. McElligott’s First 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. This is a warning. NO CHANGE IN 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/ 15.2.6.9(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: ELEASIN MENDIOLA-LAGUNAS Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-89 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Eleasin Mendiola-Lagunas is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately November 26, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on December 3, 2019, @ 8:30 a.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 W Millen Dr, Hobbs NM 88240) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension, regarding the drug test taken on 11/26/2019 as required for licensure which resulted in a non-negative for Methamphetamines. During said time of applicable suspension Eleasin Mendiola-Lagunas 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: ELEASIN MENDIOLA-LAGUNAS Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-89-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-89 - Ruling Final Outcome Groom Eleasin Mendiola-Lagunas, was summarily suspended on November 26, 2019and waived his right to a summary suspension hearing, a 10 day notice and disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 26, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the summary suspension per ruling 2019-ZIA-88.

The Board of Stewards hereby suspends all NMRC licenses belonging to Eleasin Mendiola-Lagunas for 60 days (retroactive from the summary suspension issued on November 26, 2019 through January 25, 2020, inclusive. 30 days will be deferred upon immediate enrollment in Chaplain Donald Stover’s “Turning Point Program” (16.47.1.18(C)NMAC). After 30 days has been served Eleasin Mendiola-Lagunas must submit a negative sample and is given probationary status. Furthermore Eleasin Mendiola-Lagunas will be tested at the request of the stewards at any time. Failure to attend “The Turning Point Program” will result in Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez immediate suspension to serve the remainder of the 60 days.

Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, While under suspension, Eleasin Mendiola-Lagunas is excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES 16.47.1.17 (C)(6) Human Drug Testing/ Restricted Activities 16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures 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: EDGARRENE GONZALEZ MEDRANO Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-88 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately November 26, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on December 3, 2019, @ 8:15 a.m. in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Zia Park Racetrack (3901 W Millen Dr, Hobbs NM 88240) per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension, regarding the drug test taken on 11/26/2019 as required for licensure which resulted in a non-negative for amphetamines. During said time of applicable suspension Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez 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: EDGARRENE GONZALEZ MEDRANO Ruling Date: 12/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-88-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-88 - Ruling Final Outcome Groom Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez, was summarily suspended on November 26, 2019and waived his right to a summary suspension hearing, a 10 day notice and disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 26, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the summary suspension per ruling 2019-ZIA-88.

The Board of Stewards hereby suspends all NMRC licenses belonging to Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez for 60 days (retroactive from the summary suspension issued on November 26, 2019 through January 25, 2020, inclusive. 30 days will be deferred upon immediate enrollment in Chaplain Donald Stover’s “Turning Point Program” (16.47.1.18(C)NMAC). After 30 days has been served Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez must submit a negative sample and is given probationary status. Furthermore Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez will be tested at the request of the stewards at any time. Failure to attend “The Turning Point Program” will result in Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez immediate suspension to serve the remainder of the 60 days.

Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, While under suspension, Edgar Medrano- Gonzalez is excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES 16.47.1.17 (C)(6) Human Drug Testing/ Restricted Activities 16.47.1.18 (B) ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures 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: ALONZO ARANDA Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-87 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
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: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/26/2019 Suspension End:
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: ELLIOT J BACHICHA Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-92 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Elliot Juan Bachicha Jr., was duly notified and responded over the phone before the Board of Stewards on November 24, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Elliot Juan Bachicha Jr’s excessive use of the whip on his mount “My Mister Pt” in the 3rd race on November 23, 2019, at Zia Park.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Elliot Juan Bachicha Jr. in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 30, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 16.47.1.8(U)(2)PROTECTION OF HORSES No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures

Name: RONNIE P WARD Ruling Date: 11/29/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23747 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Dexamethasone reported by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory at 264 pg/ml in post-race plasma sample, DD57812, taken from “Slither,” the winner of race 3, November 8, 2019, at Delta Downs. Upon notification Trainer Ronnie Ward waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. Based on the finding of the primary laboratory the stewards concluded that sample DD57812 contained Dexamethasone over the permitted level and this is an Extra Ordinary Violation of an ARCI Category IV Drug. Trainer Ronnie Ward is hereby fined the sum of $1000 and “Slither” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed. Fine has been paid.
Name: SARAH NICOLE DAVIDSON Ruling Date: 11/29/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23748 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, in post-race plasma sample DD 57806, at 2.93ug/ml,identified with “Mimi’s Song” winner of race 9, on November 7, 2019 at Delta Downs. Upon notification trainer Sarah Davidson declined her right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived her right to a stewards hearing. Based on the Primary Laboratory report the stewards concluded that this sample contained Phenylbutazone above the permitted level and is an ordinary violation. Trainer John A. Leblanc is fined $500 for first violation of an ARCI category IV or V drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: EDUARDO LAZARO MORALES Ruling Date: 11/29/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23749 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Louisiana Dreams in the 8th race on November 27, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 11/29/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23750 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starterAgoutis Snowplow in the 7th race on November 27, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: STEVEN CLARK WISEMAN Ruling Date: 11/29/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Cal Cap Trotting Assn. at Cal Expo
Ruling Number: 2019-CTE-34 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver STEVE WISEMAN who drove #2 PART TIME, in the Fifth Race on Saturday, November 23, 2019 is hereby fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00)* dollars for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1734 (d) (Whipping-drivers may not use the whip more than three (3) times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond). First offense in the last sixty (60) days.
Name: DAVID A ALVAREZ Ruling Date: 11/26/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23742 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to fulfill his riding engagement, in race 1, on November 23, 2019.
Name: FRUCTUOSO HUITRON Ruling Date: 11/26/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23746 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Fast Dash Streakin in the 9th race on November 23, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ORLANDO OROZCO Ruling Date: 11/26/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23743 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Bp Apollitical in the 4th race on November 23, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JOHN ALLEN STINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 11/26/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23745 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Ricardos Cartels in the 7th race on November 23, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: MIGUEL GARCIA Ruling Date: 11/26/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23741 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/23/2019 Suspension End: 12/22/2019
Ruling Text: Clenbuterol was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, in sample DD57662, at 247pg/ml, in the post-race urine sample taken from “Queen Bindala”, winner of race 1, October 19, 2019, at Delta Downs. Upon Notification Trainer Miguel Garcia declined his right to have the split portion of the sample tested and waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that, based on the findings of the Primary Laboratory sample DD57662 was positive for Clenbuterol above the permitted level and this is an ARCI category III drug violation. Trainer Miguel Garcia is hereby suspended 30 days, November 23, 2019, through December 22, 2019, and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. “Queen Bindala”, is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: KEVIN L FIELDS Ruling Date: 11/25/2019
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2019-MP-164 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #257 DATE: 11/25/2019 NAME: Kevin Fields DOB: 9/24/1968 PERMIT: # 23193 Owner/Trainer The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: A hearing notice was issued on Friday, November 8, 2019 to owner/trainer Kevin fields for a hearing in the Stewards office at Mountaineer Park Racetrack on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 am. The hearing notice was sent by certified mail and signed for. The hearing notice was regarding alleged violations of WV Rule of Racing section (s) 178-1-24.11.d, 178-1-24.11.e, 178-1-24.11.gg and 178-1-24.11.q of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R.1. Regarding taking checks from Owner/Trainer Shawn Marks. Falsifying and cashing checks belonging to Shawn Marks. Abandoning the thoroughbreds “Want” and “Paisley Princess”. After conducting a hearing (Kevin Fields was not present) the Board of Stewards find Mr. Fields in violation of WV Rules of Racing 178-1-24.11.d, 178-1-24.11.e, 178-1-24.11.gg and 178-1-24.11.q of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules, 178- C.S.R.1. Kevin Fields owner/trainer permit #23193 is hereby revoked. Mr. Fields is hereby fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) Mr. Fields will be eligible to apply for a permit on January 1, 2021. Mr. Fields is denied access to the grounds under the jurisdiction of the WV Racing Commission. 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: NORMAN MCKNIGHT Ruling Date: 11/24/2019
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #19-0113 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: Owner/Trainer: Norman J. McKnight (D.O.B. 4/24/56)

After waiving your right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards you are hereby fined TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ($250.00) DOLLARS for the scratch of HONDURAS from the eighth race at Churchill Downs on November 23, 2019, which violated the regulation that governs scratches. 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 3:020 Section 15 (cc).

810 KAR 4:030 Section 15, subsection (1) (c) 1. 2.

By Order of the Stewards

Name: JASON SERVIS Ruling Date: 11/25/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 19209PP Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: No foal certificate for entered horse. TRAINER JASON SERVIS IS HEREBY FINED TW0 HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR FAILURE TO HAVE THE JOCKEY CLUB REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE HORSE IDENTIFIER FOR THE HORSE "DIRECT ORDER" IN RACE #8 ON NOVEMBER 24,2019 PURSUANT TO 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 305.243 (A) 2 AND 305.33(A & B2) § 305.243. Ineligible horses. (a) A horse is ineligible to start in a race within this Commonwealth if: (2) Its breed registration certificate is not on file with the racing secretary or horse identifier (unless the racing secretary has submitted the certificate to the appropriate breed registry for correction). The Stewards may waive these requirements if the information contained on the registration certificate is otherwise available and the horse is otherwise correctly identified to the Stewards' satisfaction; § 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 DECEMBER 4,2019 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 5,2019 FINES ARE PAYABLE TO THE PA, HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, QUALIFICATIONS...AND TEN (10) DAYS FOR ALL OTHER INFRACTIONS, AFTER NOTICE OF THE DECISION AS SET FORTH IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: Danny Presiliano Morales Ruling Date: 11/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-81 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Daniel P. Morales having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on November 19, 2019, 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 E317372 taken from the 1st place finisher “Sometimes a Rebel” following the 1st race, on August 9, 2019, at the Downs of Albuqurque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 40.5 +/- 0.5 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 confirmed by Truesdail at the level of 76 +/- 2.0 pg/ml.

Calvin L. Felkins is the owner of record for the horse “Sometimes a Rebel”.

This is Daniel P. Morales’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 ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 24, 2019, 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: HINOJOSA APOLONIO NIETO Ruling Date: 11/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-84 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Paul H. Nieto, was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 24, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Paul H. Nieto’s excessive use of the whip on his mount “AFIRSTVALIANTHERO” in the 3rd race on November 23, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Paul H. Nieto in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 24, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 16.47.1.8(U)(2)PROTECTION OF HORSES No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures

Name: HINOJOSA APOLONIO NIETO Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-84-MOD Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-84 - Modified Ruling Jockey Paul H. Nieto, was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 24, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Paul H. Nieto’s excessive use of the whip on his mount “AFIRSTVALIANTHERO” in the 3rd race on November 23, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Paul H. Nieto in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 24, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed will result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 16.47.1.8(U)(2)PROTECTION OF HORSES No licensee or other person under the jurisdiction of the commission shall subject or permit any animal under their control, custody or supervision to be subjected to or to incur any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect or abuse or abandon, injure, maim or kill or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any animal of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures

Name: JASON LYNN HOMER Ruling Date: 11/24/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP044 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/29/2019 Suspension End: 5/26/2020
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on November 23, 2019, Owner/Trainer Jason L. Homer (ADG #19510) is hereby fined two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two thousand six hundred twenty five dollars ($2,625.00) and suspended one hundred eighty (180) calendar days (November 29, 2019, through May 28, 2020, inclusive) after receipt of a report from Industrial Laboratories indicating that urine sample #E307146, taken from the horse "I'M NOT GABBY", first place finisher in the second (2nd) race on August 24, 2019, was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class I foreign substance MITRAGYNINE at a concentration of approximately 4.53 ng/mL and was confirmed positive for the presence of the foreign substance HYDROXYMITRAGYNINE at a concentration of approximately 4.75 ng/mL in urine.

In addition a split sample report was received from Texas A & M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirming the presence of the foreign substance MITRAGYNINE in urine sample #E307146 taken from the horse 'I'M NOT GABBY", first place finisher in the second (2nd) race on August 24, 2019.

This drug calls for a Class A penalty as put forth in the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule (January, 2019 (V.14.0)). A.A.C. R19-120(C)(1) states that if the stewards determine that a licensee has violated this Section, the stewards shall consult the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties Model Rule, both of which are established by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). The penalty guidelines call for a minimum penalty of one (1) year suspension and a ten thousand dollar ($10,000.00) fine absent mitigating circumstances and a maximum penalty of a three (3) year suspension and a twenty five thousand dollar ($25,000.00) with the presence of aggravating factors. Mr. Homer has never had a Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violation nor has he had a medication violation since 2006. The stewards considered this a mitigating factor in this case and did not refer this to the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division director for further review.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by December 4, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning December 5, 2019, through and inclusive of June 2, 2020, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

During the term of his suspension Jason L. Homer is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

The horse "I'M NOT GABBY", first place finisher of the second (2nd) race on August 24, 2019, is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced. The revised order of finish is as follows: 1. #2 OLD GUARD 2. #1 JUNE AND JOHNNY 3. #5 SPARKLING STARR 4. #6 PEGASUS JOHNNY 5. #3 KEATON UNPLACED #4 I'M NOT GABBY

The horsemen's bookkeeper is hereby directed to make the necessary changes. This revision of the order of finish does not alter the Pari-Mutuel results of the race in question. The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(19)(39); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B)(C); A.A.C. R19-2-120(C)(1)(2)(3)(6)(D)(1)(2)(a)(O)(1)(c)(e)(2); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)(1)(2)(3)(6)

Name: JASON LYNN HOMER Ruling Date: 11/26/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP044-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/29/2019 Suspension End: 5/26/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP044 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JASON LYNN HOMER Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP044-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/29/2019 Suspension End: 5/26/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP044 - Appeal Stay Denied Hearing before Director is set for 01/16/2020.
Name: CALVIN L FELKINS Ruling Date: 11/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-82 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Calvin L. Felkins having been duly notified and was represented by his traner before the Board Of Stewards on November 19, 2019, 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 E317372 taken from the 1st place finisher “Sometimes a Rebel” following the 1st race, on August 9, 2019, at the Downs of Albuqurque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 40.5 +/- 0.5 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 confirmed by Truesdail at the level of 76 +/- 2.0 pg/ml.

Daniel P. Morales is the trainer of record for the horse “Sometimes a Rebel”.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Calvin L. Felkins First Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period. The Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

                1. The horse “Sometimes a Rebel” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on August 9, 2019 at the Downs of Albuqurque racetrack for all but pari-mutuel wagering.

The purse redistribution is as follows

                                1. Creekwater Punch
                                2. Summer Heat Wave
                                3. Easter Punch
                                4. Sky Vue
                                5. Zonna
                                6. M G M Spring
                                7. McAlice
Unplaced: Sometimes a Rebel

2. The horse “Sometimes a Rebel” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to enter.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(1) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible/ 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment 2/ 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

Name: CURTIS A DELAHOUSSAYE Ruling Date: 11/23/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23738 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $25 for submitting a non-cashable check to the LSRC, for license, in the amount of $15 owes $40.
Name: ADRIENNE LAJEAN TEDFORD Ruling Date: 11/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-75 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Adrienne L. Tedford was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on November 18, 2019, regarding an certificate of analysis from Industrial Laborites (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty B drug “Formoterol” detected in the urine of horse “Addy Ann Angel Eyes”(Test Sample E317161), who finished in Second place from the 9th race on June 30, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Formoterol at 2.3 ng/ml in the urine, there is no permissible level for Formoterol (15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use and 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

Split sample rights where afforded to and confirmed by TVMDL at 2.3 +/- 0.2 ng/ml.

Kevin D. Woods, the trainer of record for horse “Addy Ann Angel Eyes”, failed to appear for this hearing.

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

        1. The Horse “Addy Ann Angel Eyes” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on June 30, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack for all but pari-mutuel wagering.
The purse redistribution is as follows:
            1. Mamacita Cartel
            2. Fireball Flash
            3. Msferrari Edition
            4. Talk to Her
            5. Hollywoodcrown
            6. Mistic Cartel
            7. Hopey Chick
            8. Diamond and a Half
            9. Wahene Version
Unplaced Addy Ann Angel Eyes

2. The Horse “Addy Ann Angel Eyes” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to enter.

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/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: GERMAN AMAYA Ruling Date: 11/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-80 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner German Amaya, having been duly notified and failed to appear, had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance: before the Board Of Stewards on November 18, 2019, 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 E330579 taken from the horse “Cds Wine N. Dine” who was scratched at the gate and sent to the test barn from the 9th race, on September 22, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 55.0+/- 0.6 pg/ml in the blood, exceeding the allowable limit for Diclofenac of 5 ng/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 denied.

Salvador R. Soto is the trainer of record for horse “Cds Wine N. Dine”

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

        1. The Horse “Cds Wine N Dine” was scratched at the gate and sent to the test barn in the 9th race, on September 22, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Race Track and there will be no change to the order of finish.
        2. The Horse “Cds Wine N Dine” shall be placed on the Veterinarians list for 60 days November 22,2019 thru January 20, 2020
        3. The Horse “Cds Wine N Dine” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to enter.
        4. A ($5,000) Five Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 19, 2019, 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/ 15.2.5.13(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/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: GERMAN AMAYA Ruling Date: 11/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-79 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner German Amaya, having been duly notified and failed to appear, had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance: before the Board Of Stewards on November 18, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Diclofenac (class 4C-Major penalty drug) found in test sample E330579 taken from the horse “Cds Wine N. Dine” who was scratched at the gate and sent to the test barn from the 9th race, on September 22, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Diclofenac at 29.6+/- 0.9 ng/ml in the blood, exceeding the allowable limit for Diclofenac of 5 ng/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 denied.

Salvador R. Soto is the trainer of record for horse “Cds Wine N. Dine”

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

        1. The Horse “Cds Wine N Dine” was scratched at the gate and sent to the test barn in the 9th race, on September 22, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Race Track and there will be no change to the order of finish.
        2. The Horse “Cds Wine N Dine” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to enter.
        3. A ($5,000) Five Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 19, 2019, 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/ 15.2.5.13(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/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/

Name: HECTOR R ALCALA Ruling Date: 11/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23730 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $25 for submitting a non-cashable check to the LSRC, in the amount of $500 Owes $525.
Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 11/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3581 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The TxRC occupational license of Owner/Trainer Salvador Soto is hereby suspended by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards pending payment of a one hundred dollar fine levied in ruling number LSP 3559.

During the term of this suspension Salvador Soto is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Soto are denied entry pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

Name: Ignacio R Bustamante Ruling Date: 11/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3582 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The TxRC occupational license of Jockey Ignacio Bustamante is hereby suspended by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards pending payment of a two hundred fifty dollar fine levied in ruling number Reta 3518.

During the term of this suspension Ignacio Bustamante is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission.

Name: Alvin Joseph Francis Ruling Date: 11/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3580 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2019 Suspension End: 11/25/2019
Ruling Text: The TxRC occupational license of Owner/Trainer Alvin Francis Jr. is hereby suspended by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards pending payment of a one hundred dollar fine levied in ruling number LSP 3558.

During the term of this suspension Alvin Francis Jr. is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Francis are denied entry pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

Name: Alvin Joseph Francis Ruling Date: 12/10/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3580-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2019 Suspension End: 11/25/2019
Ruling Text: RE: LSP3580 - Restored to Good Standing Having satisfied the one hundred dollar fine levied in LSP 3558, Owner/Trainer Alvin Francis Jr. is hereby restored to good standing by the LSP Board ofStewards.
Name: FERNANDO DELTORO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 11/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3578 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The TxRC occupational license of Owner/Trainer Fernando Chavez is hereby suspended by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards pending payment of fines totaling one thousand dollars that were levied in rulings numbered GCF 669 and Reta 3516.

During the term of this suspension Fernando Chavez is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. Horses owned or trained by Mr. Chavez are denied entry pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

Name: WILLIAM C RAPER Ruling Date: 11/20/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3579 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/20/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The TxRC occupational license of William Raper Jr. is hereby suspended by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards pending payment of a two hundred fifty dollar fine levied in ruling number LSP 3550.

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

Name: MARSHALL THOMAS CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 11/19/2019
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2019-MP-155 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/19/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #248 DATE: 11/19/2019 NAME: Marshall T Campbell DOB: 8/1/1956 PERMIT: # 29736 Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Trainer Marshall T Campbell is hereby suspended due to failure to pay fine(s). Mr. Campbell owes a total of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for ruling number 196 dated September 25, 2019.

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: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 11/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/23/2020 Suspension End: 3/23/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer Salvador R. Soto, having been duly notified and failed to appear, had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance: before the Board Of Stewards on November 18, 2019, 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 E330579 taken from the horse “Cds Wine N. Dine” who was scratched at the gate and sent to the test barn from the 9th race, on September 22, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 55.0+/- 0.6 pg/ml in the blood, exceeding the allowable limit for Diclofenac of 5 ng/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.

German Amaya is the owner of record for horse “Cds Wine N. Dine”

This is Salvador R. Soto’s Seventh, 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:

AGGRIVATING CERCUMSTANCE: This is Salvador R. Soto’s 8th medication violation in 2019

        1. A ($5,000) Five Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 19, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
        2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 23, 2020, through March 23, 2020, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.

During said time of applicable suspension Salvador R. Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. 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 owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. 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) .

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations. 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 11/23/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-74-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/23/2020 Suspension End: 3/23/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-74 - Modified Ruling The Initial Ruling 2019-ZIA-74 contained a typographical error. Trainer Salvador R. Soto, having been duly notified and failed to appear, had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance: before the Board Of Stewards on November 18, 2019, 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 E330579 taken from the horse “Cds Wine N. Dine” who was scratched at the gate and sent to the test barn from the 9th race, on September 22, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 55.0+/- 0.6 pg/ml in the blood, exceeding the allowable limit for Diclofenac of 5 ng/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.

German Amaya is the owner of record for horse “Cds Wine N. Dine”

This is Salvador R. Soto’s Seventh, 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:

AGGRIVATING CERCUMSTANCE: This is Salvador R. Soto’s 7th medication violation in 2019

                1. A ($5,000) Five Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 19, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.
                2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 23, 2020, through March 23, 2020, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.

During said time of applicable suspension Salvador R. Soto is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. 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 owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Salvador R. 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) .

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendations. 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures

Name: SALVADOR RENTERIA SOTO Ruling Date: 12/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-74-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 2/23/2020 Suspension End: 3/23/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-74 - Appeal Submitted to Commission recv'd by Denise Chavez
Name: Raymond Charles Bryner Ruling Date: 11/19/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP038 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2019 Suspension End: 12/4/2019
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared Owner/Trainer Raymond Bryner (ADG #20835) is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS ($525.00), after receipt of an affidavit from Industrial Laboratories indicating blood sample #E358262 taken from the horse "MR DEJAVU", in the SIXTH (6th) race on October 21, 2019, at Turf Paradise Race Course was confirmed positive for the presence of the Class IV foreign substance METHOCARBAMOL at a concentration of approximately 2.96 ng/ml (+/- 0.17 ng/mL) (mitigating factor used to determine this penalty: Mr. Bryner has not had a medication violation in the last 25 years)

The horse "MR DEJAVU", last place finisher (DNF) in the SIXTH (6th) race on October 21, 2019, shall be disqualified and declared unplaced.

The official order of finish is as follows: 1. #3 EXECUTIVE DECREE 2. #4 BLUE LAW 3. #5 QUIET BUT DEADLY 4. #2 ROYAL PRIVACY 5. #1 MR DEJAVU (DISQUALIFIED AND UNPLACED)

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

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by November 29, 2019, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning November 30, 2019, through and inclusive of May 28, 2020 and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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

Name: Raymond Charles Bryner Ruling Date: 12/2/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP038-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2019 Suspension End: 12/4/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP038 - Failure to Comply - Failed to pay fine
Name: Raymond Charles Bryner Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 19-20TP038-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2019 Suspension End: 12/4/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 19-20TP038 - Ruling Final Outcome - Fine paid 12/04/2019
Name: JUAN PULIDO Ruling Date: 11/18/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-61 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Juan Pulido was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 16, 2019, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “Portfolioh” in the 9th race on November 16, 2019, at Zia Park racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Juan Pulido a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before December 18, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse. 15.2.1.9(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/ k."

Name: KEVEN DWAYNE WOODS Ruling Date: 11/18/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-67 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/16/2020 Suspension End: 5/15/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer Keven D. Woods was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on November 18, 2019, regarding an certificate of analysis from Industrial Laborites (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty B drug “Formoterol” detected in the urine of the horse “Cm Rowdy James”(Test Sample E315998), who finished in First place from the 9th race on July 12, 2019, at the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Formoterol at 5.03 ng/ml in the urine, there is no permissible level for Formoterol (15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use and 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

Split sample rights where afforded to and declined by trainer.

Nadine M. Maben, the owner of record for horse “Cm Rowdy James”, failed to appear for this hearing.

For Kevin D. Woods Third 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 1 year suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 16, 2020, through May 15, 2021, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. A ($5,000) Five thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before December 18, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(K). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Kevin D. Woods is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained, owned , or in the care and custody of Kevin D. Woods 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 Kevin D. Woods 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/ 15.2.5.13(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: KEVEN DWAYNE WOODS Ruling Date: 11/18/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-66 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 11/19/2019 Suspension End: 5/17/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer Keven D. Woods was duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance on November 18, 2019, regarding an certificate of analysis from Industrial Laborites (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty B drug “Formoterol” detected in the urine of horse “Addy Ann Angel Eyes”(Test Sample E317161), who finished in Second place from the 9th race on June 30, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Formoterol at 2.3 ng/ml in the urine, there is no permissible level for Formoterol (15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use and 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2).

Split sample rights where afforded to and confirmed by TVMDL at 2.3 +/- 0.2 ng/ml.

Adrienne L. Tedford, the owner of record for horse “Addy Ann Angel Eyes”, failed to appear for this hearing.

For Kevin D. Woods Second 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 180 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 19, 2019, through May 16, 2020, inclusive.
    2. A ($2,500) Two thousand Five hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before December 18, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(K). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Kevin D. Woods is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained, owned , or in the care and custody of Kevin D. Woods 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 Kevin D. Woods 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/ 15.2.5.13(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: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 11/16/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-H#74 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: It isa violation of the Rules for a driver, or the person in control of the horse to use the whip to hit or make contact with the horse as follows: to use more than acceptable wrist action; while driving "CRIMINAL RECORD" in Race 9, Saturday, November 2,2019.
Name: IAN ROBERT HEMINGWAY Ruling Date: 11/29/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 19216PN Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. ENTERING AND RUNNING THE HORSE FLEDERMAUS , OCTOBER 10 , 2019 AND FAILING TO COMPLETE PROPER LICENSING PROCEDURES (OWNER) IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 303.14 (b). SECTION 303.14. Responsibilities of trainers. (b) A trainer who represents or files an application for an unlicensed owner shall file with the Commission an affidavit certifying that the trainer will secure a license for the owner within 30 days. The trainer or owner shall be jointly responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate filing of the owner's application. Failure of either to properly secure a license for the owner, may subject both the owner and trainer to a sanction or penalty. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FINE DUE DECEMBER 10 , 2019 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 20 , 2019 FINES PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THIS DECISION IN WRITING TO THE PA HORSE RACING COMMISSION WITHIN 48 HOURS FOR RULINGS THAT INVOLVE ENTRIES, 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: Bailee Nichole Toman Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3568 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/8/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Pony person, Bailee Toman, having been duly notified, waived her right to a formal hearing and her right to appeal before the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards on 11/08/19. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Ms.Toman is hereby suspended at least one-hundred and eighty (180) days, commencing on 11/08/19. Ms.Toman waived a formal drug test and admitted to the recent use of Marijuana.

Reinstatement is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the Texas Racing Commission Medical Review Officer, submission of a negative urine test sample and compliance with any rehabiltation, aftercare or further testing.

During this suspension, Ms. Toman is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. First violation.

Name: cruz E Nava Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3569 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ticket #001383 is dismissed with a verbal warning. Mr. Nava had prescription medication in small container with outdated prescription, medication for panic disorder and anxiety, two small syringes for saline application for sinus infection, all in personal shaving kit. No disciplinary action taken.
Name: DAVID GRAHAM KADEN Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3563 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer David Kaden having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal and entered into an agreed settlement with the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards on 11/08/19. Mr. Kaden is hereby fined two hundered and fifty ($250) dollars. On 11/08/19 a bottle of Xylazine injectable was found in Mr. Kaden's vehicle during a compliance inspection at the gate at Lone Star Park.

First violation.

Name: EDGAR GONZALO IBARRA-TURRUBIARTES Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3566 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Edgar Ibarra was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 11/2/19.

Mr. Ibarra is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because he struck his mount. "TH Maverick," with his whip repeatedly before race 7 at Lone Star Park on 11/1/19.

First violation within 365 days.

Name: JAVIER ENRIQUE PEREZ Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3567 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Javier Perez was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 11/8/19.

Mr. Perez is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars because he failed to have proof of a satisfactory physical exam before race 2 at Lone Star Park on 10/25/19, necessitating a late rider change for the horse "WMA Ole."

First violation within 365 days.

Name: FRANCISCO RAUL RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3570 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/8/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Francisco Raul Ramirez Jr., was duly notified, and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 11/08/19.

Mr. Ramirez is hereby suspended at least one-hundred (180) days, commencing on 11/08/19. Mr. Ramirez waived a formal drug test and admitted to a recent use of Marijuana.

Reinstatement is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the Texas Racing Commission Medical Review Officer, submission of a negative urine sample and compliance with any rehabilitation, aftercare or further testing.

During the term of this suspension, Mr. Ramirez is denied access to all areas under the jurisdiction of the Texas Racing Commission. First violation.

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: DUANE LEE STERLING Ruling Date: 11/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-54 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 Duane Lee Sterling 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 Duane Lee Sterling failing to ride out his mount “Lariat” to the wire costing him the opportunity at a better placing in the 7th 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: ROGER FRANKLIN ELIOTT Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-51 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Roger Eliott was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 22, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Roger Eliott being late to the paddock with entry, “SS Four O Nine”, in the 3rd race on October 20, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Roger Eliott in the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 8, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling in written in accordance with .

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered.

15.2.1.8(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: JORGE A BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-53 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Jorge A. Beltran was duly notified and was represented by his trainer Jesus G. Beltran before the Board of Stewards on on November 5, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), drug, Albuterol, found in test sample E317650 taken from the 2nd place finisher, “Royal Sanson”, in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at Albuquerque Downs.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by ALS Truesdall Labs.

For Jorge A. Beltran’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 “Royal Sanson” is placed on the vets list for 180 days (11/5/2019-5/2/2020) must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        2. The horse “Royal Sanson”, is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Big Daddy KP 6. Gonna Play the Game
                    2. Jets Movin On 7. Three Par Woody
                    3. Dramatic Eclipse
                    4. Little Quintons
                    5. The Bell Lawrence
Unplaced “Royal Sanson”

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: MARIA L VILLEGAS-NAJERA Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-50 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Maria L.Villegas-Najera was duly notified and was represented by her trainer Jorge A. Morales-Flores, before the Board of Stewards on November 4, 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 the urine from test sample E318095 taken from the third place finisher, “Daddys Beats”, in the 9th race on June 2, 2019, at Sunray Park Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 24.6 +/- 6.0 pg/ml.

Jorge A. Morales-Flores the trainer of record for the horse “Daddys Beats”, was duly notified and appeared for his hearing.

For owner, Maria L.Villegas-Najera, 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 “Daddys Beats” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (November 4, 2019 to May 2, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                                2. The horse “Daddys Beats”, is hereby disqualified from third place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on June 2, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                        1. Runner Chick
                                        2. Meleros Dash
                                        3. W R Ace on the Move
                                        4. Damazo Bay
                                        5. Mischka Cartel
                                        6. Xtra Feature
                                        7. Dreamin Woodrow
                                        8. Eclipse the Moon
                                        9. Crazy Cartel

Unplaced “Daddys Beats”

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: Jubenal Delolmo-Rodriguez Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3565 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Trainer Jubenal Delomo-Rodriguez waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for a syringe and needles that were found in his vehicle during a compliance inspection at the Lone Star Park Stable Gate on 11/08/19.

First violation.

Name: JAIME TORRES Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP3562 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Horse Owner Jaime Torres waived hearing and was fined five hundred dollars by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards for being found in possession of two firearms during a compliance inspection of his vehicle at the Lone Star Park Stable Gate on 11/08/19.

First violation.

Name: PATRICK LEE CLEMONS Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP5326 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/3/2020 Suspension End: 5/2/2020
Ruling Text: Owner - Trainer Patrick Clemons was duly noticed and appeared for a formal hearing before the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards on 11/7/19. Investigator Melvin Bell presented the case for the Texas Racing Commission. The Stewards considered all of the evidence and testimony presented at the hearing.

Sam Houston Race Park Assistant Director of Security Steve Bremer recieved information from a confidential informant that a pony person had hidden medication in an empty stall in Trainer Patrick Clemons's barn. A search of the stall was conducted, and ten bottles of injectable medication, five syringes and six needles were located and seized. The description of the pony person in question did not reasonably match that of Mr. Clemons.

Mr. Clemons is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars and is supended for thirty days because he failed to maintain proper control over the condition and contents of the stalls and other areas assigned to him by the association in the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park. The thirty day suspension is hereby probated for one year pending no further rule violations for that period. The suspension may be imposed with 72 hour notice to Mr. Clemons, at the discretion of a Board of Stewards in the event that Mr. Clemons is found in violation of any TxRC rule.

In the event that a suspension is imposed, Mr. Clemons would be denied access to all areas under the jurisdiciton of the Texas Racing Commission. Entry of horses trained or owned by Mr. Clemons would be denied pending sale or transfer to a party approved by a Board of Stewards.

Name: KAREN JEAN LANIOUS Ruling Date: 11/4/2019
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2019-MP-139 Ruling Type: Unauthorized Admission to Secure Area
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/5/2019 Suspension End: 12/4/2019
Ruling Text: RULING #231 DATE: 11/4/2019 NAME: Karen Lanious DOB: 7/19/1966 PERMIT: # 31612 Pony Rider The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: A hearing notice was issued on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Pony Rider Karen Lanious for a hearing in the Stewards office at Mountaineer Park Racetrack on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:15 PM and later rescheduled for Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 6:15 PM for alleged violations of WV Rules of Racing 178-1-24.11.e, 178-1-24.11.gg, 178-1-24.12, 178-1-24.4.a, 178-1-24.4.b and 178-1-24.7.a of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R.1. Regarding repeatedly being in restricted areas and working without a permit issued by the WV Racing Commission to do so. Bring under aged person onto the grounds and into restricted area and bringing people into a restricted area that did not have a valid permit. After conducting a hearing, the Board of Stewards find Ms. Lanious in violation of WV Rules of Racing 178-1-24.11.e, 178-1-24.11.gg, 178-1-24.12, 178-1-24.4.a, 178-1-24.4.b and 178-1-24.7.a of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R.1. Ms. Lanious is hereby suspended for thirty (30) days effective Tuesday, November 5, 2019 through and including Wednesday December 4, 2019. During the thirty (30) day suspension, Ms. Lanious is denied access to the grounds under the jurisdiction of the WV Racing Commission. 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: KELLY ORVIN HOERDT Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Mile
Ruling Number: 2019-CM-H #70 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A Driver violates these rules if the driver kicks a horse or allows their foot to come into contact with a horse by having their foot out of the stirrup. Repeat Offence
Name: JOSE J FUENTES Ruling Date: 11/3/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-49 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jaime Fuentes was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and a hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 2, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Jaime Fuentes failing to appear in paddock with entry, “Positive Numbers”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in 2nd race on October 28, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Fuentes in the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 3, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling in written in accordance with .

16.47.1.10 (C) (22) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY presenting his/her horse in the paddock at least 20 minutes before post time or at a time otherwise appointed before the race in which the horse is entered.

15.2.1.8(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: AURELIO VALDEZ Ruling Date: 10/29/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-44 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Aurelio Valdez was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to Aurelio Valdez starting an ineligible horse, (in violation of Oklahoma claiming rule, running a horse out of state before the end of the meet), the horse “Colorful Colorado”, in the 8th race on October 14, 2019 at Zia Park.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Aurelio Valdez in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00) The fine is to be paid on or before November 28, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.12(U) Horses Ineligible A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it is barred or suspended in any recognized jurisdiction. 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(c) Reciprocity The stewards shall honor the rulings issued by other pari-mutuel racing commissions. 15.2.1.9(C) 22 Rulings in other jurisdictions. (a) Reciprocity. The stewards shall honor rulings from other pari-mutuel jurisdictions regarding license suspensions, revocation or eligibility of horses. (b) Appeals of reciprocal rulings. Persons subject to rulings in other jurisdictions shall have the right to request a hearing before the commission to show cause why such ruling should not be enforced in this jurisdiction. Any request for such hearing must clearly set forth in writing the reasons for the appeal 16.47.1.10 (C) (18) Trainers are responsible for horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed. 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: FRANKIE HAROLD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-36 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Frankie H Martinez, having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on October 21, 2019, to waive his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Phenybutazone (class 4C-Minor penalty drug) found in test sample E340474 taken from the 2nd place finisher “Malusita’s Home” following the 10th race, on September 23, 2019, at Zia Park.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenybutazone at 2.76 +/- 0.35 ug/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Phenybutazone 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 the trainer, and declined.

Alejandra Flaco is the owner of record for the horse “Malusita’s Home”.

This is Frankie H Martinez First 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 November 24, 2019, 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.

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: NOE GARCIA Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-35 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/4/2019 Suspension End: 11/11/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey Noe Garcia Jr. was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 27, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 11th race on October 26, 2019 at Zia Park racetrack while aboard “Hollywood N Crown”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 1st place to 4th place. (Bore out under a left handed whip taking the running lane, intimidating and impeding the number 10 and continued to drift out throughout the race.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Noe Garcia Jr. a suspension of 7 calendar days (November 4, 2019, through November 10, 2019, inclusive The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated race days.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) Post to Finish A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) Post to Finish In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse. 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification./15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys/15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority /16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: ROBERT VAN CROWELL Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-39 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Robert Van Crowell, having been duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and a hearing via telephone before the Board of Stewards on October 21, 2019, for missing Lasix for entry, “Iron Tuff”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 9th race on October 21 , 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Robert Van Crowell a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 27, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed shall result in immediate suspension

Licensee is found in violation of . 15.2.6.9(D) (2) USE OF FUROSEMIDE IN DETENTION BARN The use of furosemide shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized: furosemide shall be administered by the official veterinarian, the racing veterinarian, or practicing veterinarian no less than four hours prior to post in which the horse is entered. A horse qualified for furosemide administration must be brought to the detention barn one hour prior to the fourhour administration requirement specified above. After treatment, the horse shall be required by the commission to remain in the detention barn in the care, custody and control of its trainer or the trainer's designated representative under association or commission security supervision until called to the saddling paddock. 15.2.6.9(D) (3) USE OF FUROSEMIDE ON ASSOSIATION GROUNDS The use of furosemide shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is not utilized: furosemide shall be administered by the official veterinarian, the racing veterinarian, or practicing veterinarian no less than four hours prior to post in which a horse is entered; the horse must be logged in at the stable gate with time and location no less than one hour prior to administration; the furosemide dosage administered shall not exceed 500 milligrams nor be less than 150 milligrams; the trainer of the treated horse shall cause to be delivered to the official veterinarian or their designee no later than one hour prior to post time for the race for which the horse is entered the following information under oath on a form provided by the commission: the racetrack name, the date and time the furosemide was administered to the entered horse; the dosage amount of furosemide administered to the entered horse; the printed name and signature of the attending licensed veterinarian who administered the furosemide This ruling in written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: FRED IKE DANLEY Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-26 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 FRED DANLEY (ID#24866), OF THE DOWNS AT ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS' DECISION FOR RACE 7 THAT RAN ON AUGUST 25, 2019 AT THE DOWNS AT ALBUQUERQUE

2019-Comm-26
DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) at its regularly scheduled meeting on September 26, 2019, at 4900 Alameda NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the appeal by the trainer of the #2 horse, Fred I. Danley (hereinafter “Respondent”). Respondent appeals the Downs at Albuquerque's Board of Stewards Decision for the 7th race on August 25, 2019, in which the Board of Stewards did not disqualify the #1 horse, "Magnifico Dragon" for interfering with the #2 horse, "Hollywoodcrown". A hearing on the merits was held before the Race Review Committee on September 20, 2019, which recommended that the Commission overturn the Stewards’ decision and disqualify the #1 horse. After reviewing the record and the video replay of the race, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the recommended decision of the Race Review Committee to overturn the decision of the Stewards. Pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 60-1A-1 through -30 of the Horse Racing Act, the Commission issues the following:

FINDINGS OF FACT

  1. The Commission’s Rules of the Race require that “in a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane, in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC.
  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)(b).
  3. The Commission reviewed the record and video replay of the race and agreed with the Race Review Committee's Recommendation to overturn the Sunland Park's Board of Stewards not to disqualify the #1 "Magnifico Dragon" from second place to third place.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

  1. The preponderance of the evidence shows that "Hollywoodcrown" trained by the Respondent, was interfered with by the # 1 horse. The #1 horse crossed over in front of the #2 horse causing the #2 horse to check to keep from coming dangerously close, which resulted in the #2 horse losing momentum.
  2. The Commission having reviewed this matter, finds the preponderance of the evidence does not support the Stewards’ decision to not disqualify "Magnifico Dragon" from second place to third place finish.
ORDER

Based on these Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the decision of the Sunland Park Board of Stewards in this matter be overturned. The final order of finish as ordered by the New Mexico Racing Commission is as follows: #6, #2, #1, #5, #3, #4. 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. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Date: 10/28/19

Signed by: Chairman Bourguet

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Name: STERLING JAMES COLE Ruling Date: 10/23/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-060 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/10/2019 Suspension End: 10/9/2020
Ruling Text: OWNER/TRAINER STERLING COLE WAS SUSPENDED DUE TO A REPORT RECEIVED FROM THE INDUSTRIAL LAB CO, WHEAT RIDGE, CO STATING URINE SAMPLE DRUG "ZILPATEROL" WAS FOUND IN HORSE "SURE PERKS HOT" ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2019 AT WRD WHERE THE HORSE PLACED 1ST IN THE 5TH RACE.

ON THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2019, THE BOS AT WRD DETERMINED THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE ARE AT RISK BECAUSE ALBUTEROL IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD FOR QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS, AND APPALOOSAS AND IT CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE, BETTING PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES AND HORSES IN HIS CARE.

THEREFORE, MR. COLE IS SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2019 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE SUSPENSION, MR. COLE IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL RACE TRACKS INCLUDING PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.

Name: STERLING JAMES COLE Ruling Date: 11/19/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-060-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/10/2019 Suspension End: 10/9/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-WRD-060 AMENDED - Case Continued…ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING DATED 16TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2019 @ 1PM. THE ONLY CHANGE TO THE ORDER IS THE DATE, WHICH MR. COLE SIGNED 10/16/2019.
Name: STERLING JAMES COLE Ruling Date: 12/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-060-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/10/2019 Suspension End: 10/9/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-WRD-060A - Ruling Final Outcome…ON THE 30TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2019 A HEARING FOR OWNER/TRAINER STERLING COLE APPEARED IN PERSON AND WAS NOT REPRESENTED BY LEGAL COUNCEL. OHRC WAS REPRESENTED BY OHRC STAFF ATTORNEY MR JAMES RUCKER. THEREFORE, THE PRDER OF THE BOS AT WRD IS MR. STERLING COLE IS FINED $10,000.00 AND IS SUSPENDED AND/OR INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE FOR ONE YEAR EFF. THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2019 THROUGH FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2020. WHILE ON SUSPENSION, MR. COLE IS DENIED ACCESS TO THEENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC. THE HORSE "SURE PERKS HOT" IS DISQUALIFIED FROM 1ST PLACE IN THE 5TH RACE AT WRD ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2019 AND SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAYOFF.
Name: FRANCISCO ALBERTO AMPARAN Ruling Date: 10/20/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-30 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/28/2019 Suspension End: 11/3/2019
Ruling Text: Jockey, Francisco Amparan, having been summoned and appeared before Board of Stewards on October 20, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 10th race on October 15th, 2019 while aboard #6 “Some Assembly Reqd” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from third place to eighth place. (Drifted out under a left handed whip down the lane impeding the number 7, "Storm Wind Chaser”, who had to check hard and alter course causing him the opportunity at a better placing.)

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Francisco Amparan a suspension of 7 calendar days (October 28, 2019 thru November 3, 2019). Francisco Amparan is allowed to ride designated races.

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish 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)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. 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 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 10/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/18/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer: Reuben Leyba Jr., is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, October 19, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on October 27, 2019, at 9:30 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 #E340622 taken from the seventh place finisher, “Allomi”, in the 7th race on October 6, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

Licensee is found 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: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-26-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-26 - Modified Ruling Trainer: Ruben Leyba Jr., is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, October 19, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on October 27, 2019, at 9:30 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 #E340622 taken from the seventh place finisher, “Allomi”, in the 7th race on October 6, 2019, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

Licensee is found 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: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 10/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-26-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-26 - Case Continued Trainer, Ruben Leyba Jr., (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 27, 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 #E340622 taken from the seventh place finisher, “Allomi”, in the 7th race on October 6, 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 Ruben Leyba Jr. pending the results of a disciplinary hearing which shall be held at a later date.

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

Licensee is found 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: Ruben Leyba Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-26-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-26 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer Ruben Leyba (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on December 1, 2019. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Clenbuterol, found in test sample E340622 taken from the 7th place finisher, “Allomi”, in the 7th race on October 6, 2019, at Zia Park.

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

Samantha Leyba and Lilly Leyba are the owners of record for the horse “Allomi”, and where duly notified and represented by the trainer Ruben Leyba.

For Ruben Leyba 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: Aggravating Factors, Multiple medication violations including multiple clenbuterol violations.

                                1. A 2 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) October 19, 2019, through October 18, 2021, inclusive.
                                2. A (20,000.00) Twenty thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 6, 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), Ruben Leyba 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 Ruben Leyba 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 Ruben Leyba 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/ 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: KATHLEEN A DEMASI Ruling Date: 11/30/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 19211PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. On the report of the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, the Official Chemist for the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, that the Plasma of the horse “WORD ON A WING” (Sample #337994-F), which finished first (1st) in race #6 on October 8,2019 was positive for TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE. “WORD ON A WING” is disqualified for all purposes except wagering and the purse is redistributed as follows, pending period of appeal: 1st. Nottoway 2nd. I Got a Rock 3rd. Dennis' Diamond 4th. Xy Speed 5th. Risk Reversal The purse money for “WORD ON A WING” is forfeited. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Section 401.2(A)(1) which reads as follows: A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the untreated horse, except as otherwise provided. 401.3 Restrictions; prima facie evidence. (A), (B) & (C) (a) General Rule. A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the natural horse, except as provided in § 401.4 (relating to substances of therapeutic value). (b) The detection and confirmation by the Commission's Testing Laboratory of a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other foreign substance in a test sample of a horse shall be prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or other foreign substance was administered to the horse and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and the trainer's agents responsible for the care, custody or control of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. (c) The determination by the Standardbred or Thoroughbred Bureau Directors, based upon a finding by the Commission Testing Laboratory of a foreign substance or an approved therapeutic substance above the established level in violation of this chapter, may be declared an overage or positive test and may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards, except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. § 305.33. Disciplinary action. (g) Purses, prizes, awards, and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish. The Stewards, Investigators of the PSHRC, and the TRPB are continuing their investigation into this matter. 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 170.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: STEVEN KLESARIS Ruling Date: 11/24/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 19208PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. On the report of the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, the Official Chemist for the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, that the Plasma of the horse “MANOLETE” (Sample #344488(C,F,IM), which finished third (3rd) in race #4 on October 14,2019 was positive for TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE. “MANOLETE” is disqualified for all purposes except wagering and the purse is redistributed as follows, pending period of appeal: 1st. All Star Red 2nd.Tomater Gator 3rd. Soul P Say 4th. Midnight Games 5th. Factor This In The purse money for “MANOLETE” is forfeited. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Section 401.2(A)(1) which reads as follows: A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the untreated horse, except as otherwise provided. 401.3 Restrictions; prima facie evidence. (A), (B) & (C) (a) General Rule. A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the natural horse, except as provided in § 401.4 (relating to substances of therapeutic value). (b) The detection and confirmation by the Commission's Testing Laboratory of a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other foreign substance in a test sample of a horse shall be prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or other foreign substance was administered to the horse and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and the trainer's agents responsible for the care, custody or control of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. (c) The determination by the Standardbred or Thoroughbred Bureau Directors, based upon a finding by the Commission Testing Laboratory of a foreign substance or an approved therapeutic substance above the established level in violation of this chapter, may be declared an overage or positive test and may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards, except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. § 305.33. Disciplinary action. (g) Purses, prizes, awards, and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish. The Stewards, Investigators of the PSHRC, and the TRPB are continuing their investigation into this matter. 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 170.3. APPEALS MUST BE PERFECTED AS REQUIRED IN 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 179.3.
Name: ANGELINA GOMEZ Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Angelina Gomez was duly notified and having failed to appear or respond had her 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), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine from test sample E318036 at taken from the second place finisher, “Daddystalent”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 32.3 +/- 4.8 pg/ml.

Valentin Arellanes the trainer of record for the horse “Daddystalent”, was duly notified and failed to appear or respond.

For owner, Angelina Gomez, 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 “Daddystalent” 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 “Daddystalent”, is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Louisiana Brow Eyes
                    2. Jess Girl Blue
                    3. Daddys Rare Cartel
                    4. Woodettes J J J
                    5. Jess One Wish
                    6. Streak Jess Memory
                    7. Meleros Princess
                    8. Rgr First Class

Unplaced “Daddystalent”

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: EDGAR IVAN PEDROZA Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Edgar Pedroza was duly notified and having failed to appear or respond 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), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine from test sample E318036 at taken from the second place finisher, “Daddystalent”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Race Track. .

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 32.3 +/- 4.8 pg/ml.

Valentin Arellanes the trainer of record for the horse “Daddystalent”, was duly notified and failed to appear or respond.

For owner, Angelina Gomez, 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 “Daddystalent” 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 “Daddystalent”, is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                    1. Louisiana Brow Eyes
                    2. Jess Girl Blue
                    3. Daddys Rare Cartel
                    4. Woodettes J J J
                    5. Jess One Wish
                    6. Streak Jess Memory
                    7. Meleros Princess
                    8. Rgr First Class

Unplaced “Daddystalent”

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: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-12 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/2/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: This ruling contains a typographical error please see modified rulling 2019-ZIA-12-MOD Trainer Arnoldo Carrillo, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, October 2, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on October 8, 2019, at 10:00 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 #E330401 taken from the first place finisher, “James Wanta Chick”, in the 2nd race on September 12, 2019, at the New Mexico State Fair meet.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Arnoldo Carrillo 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 Arnoldo Carrillo 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 Arnoldo Carrillo 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: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 10/3/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-12-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/2/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-12 - Modified Ruling Trainer Arnoldo Carrillo, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, October 2, 2019, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on October 8, 2019, at 10:00 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 blood, test sample #E330401 taken from the first place finisher, “James Wanta Chick”, in the 2nd race on September 12, 2019, at the New Mexico State Fair meet.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Arnoldo Carrillo 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 Arnoldo Carrillo 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 Arnoldo Carrillo 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)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 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: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 10/12/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-ZIA-12-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/2/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-ZIA-12 - Case Continued Trainer, Arnoldo Carrillo, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded via telephone for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 8, 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 blood, in test sample #E330401 taken from the first place finisher, “James Wanta Chick”, in the 2nd race on September 12, 2019, at the New Mexico State Fair Meet.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Arnoldo Carrillo 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), Arnoldo Carrillo 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 Arnoldo Carrillo 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 Arnoldo Carrillo 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: MIGUEL LEUIS HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 9/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-22 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 MIGUEL L. HERNANDEZ (ID#30905), OF THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS' DECISION FOR RACE 9 THAT RAN ON MAY 25, 2019 AT SUNRAY PARK

Respondent.

2019-Comm-22

DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 29, 2019, at 4900 Alameda NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the appeal by the trainer for the horse, “Forger,” Miguel L. Hernandez (hereinafter “Respondent”). Respondent appeals the ruling of SunRay Park Board of Stewards' Decision for the 9th race on May 25, 2019, that resulted in “Forger” being disqualified from the race. A hearing on the merits was held before the Race Review Committee on August 27, 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 NMSA 1978, § 60-1A-1 through -30 of the Horse Racing Act, 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).
  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).
  4. The Commission reviewed the video replay of the race, reviewed audio of hearing and agreed with the Race Review Committee the #8 horse, "Forger" drifted out and bumped the #1 horse, "Gunners One", at the head of the stretch causing the #1 horse to alter course.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

  1. The preponderance of the evidence shows that the horse, “Forger” 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 1 horse.
  2. The Commission having reviewed this matter, finds the preponderance of the evidence supports the Stewards’ decision to disqualify “Forger” in the race.
ORDER

Based on these Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the ruling of the Stewards in this matter be made final. 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. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Date: September 30, 2019 Signed by: Chairwoman Beverly Bourguet

Name: JOSE M. RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 9/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-24 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/5/2019 Suspension End: 10/11/2019
Ruling Text:
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO

IN THE MATTER OF A RULING APPEAL OF JOCKEY JOSE R. RAMIERZ (ID#7960), OF RULING #2019-RUI-57 ISSUED BY THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS ON JUNE 1, 2019

Respondent.

2019-Comm-24

DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 29, 2019, at 4900 Alameda NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the appeal by Jockey Jose R. Ramirez, (hereinafter “Respondent”). Respondent appeals the ruling 2019-RUI-57 issued by the Ruidoso Downs Board of Stewards' for the first race on May 27, 2019 at Ruidoso Downs, that resulted in Respondent being suspended for 7 calendar days. A hearing on the merits was held before the Race Review Committee on August 27, 2019, and it was noted that Respondent did not attend the hearing, 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 NMSA 1978, § 60-1A-1 through -30 of the Horse Racing Act, the Commission issues the following:

FINDINGS OF FACT

  1. “The Commission’s Rules of the Race states a jockey "when the way is clear in a race the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul." 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC.
  2. "In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse. 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d)
  3. The Commission reviewed the video replay of the race, reviewed audio of hearing and agreed with the Race Review Committee to uphold the Board of Steward's decision.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

  1. The preponderance of the evidence shows that Respondent violated 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) and (d) NMAC, when it failed to maintain a straight course and bore out into the path of the #5 horse causing interference.
  2. The Commission having reviewed this matter, finds the preponderance of the evidence supports the Stewards’ decision to suspend Jockey Jose R. Ramirez.
ORDER

Based on these Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the ruling of the Stewards in this matter be made final and Jockey Jose R. Ramirez shall serve his seven calendar day suspension on beginning October 5, 2019 through October 11, 2019. 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. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Date: Sept 9 2019 Signed by: Chairwoman Beverly Bourguet

Name: MARCOS ZULUETA Ruling Date: 11/29/2019
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 19210PP Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. OWNER/TRAINER MARCOS ZULUETA, HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FORMAL HEARING AND HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #344321-F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE "FLAT OUT BEAUTIFUL” WHICH FINISHED FIRST (1ST) IN RACE #9 ON SEPTEMBER 24,2019, AT PARX/PHILADELPHIA PARK, TESTED POSITIVE FOR BETAMETHASONE. CONFIRMATION TESTING ON SPLIT SAMPLE #344321-F WAS MADE BY INDUSTRIAL LABORATORIES OF WHEAT RIDGE, CO. . THEREFORE, AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY PRESENTED AND THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF STEWARDS BY INVESTIGATORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION, OWNER/TRAINER MARCOS ZULUETA IS FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 401.2(A)(1), 401.3(A,B,C) 401.24(A & B). ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER MARCOS ZULUETA IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND IS ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT PURSUANT TO 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 305.33(A), (B)(2) & 401.5(1)(A). THIS RULING SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAY-OFF IN RACE #9 ON SEPTEMBER 24,2019. SECTION 401.2. General provisions. (a) The purpose of this chapter is to protect the integrity of horse racing, to ensure the health and welfare of the horse and to protect the interests of the betting public and racing participants through the prohibition, strict control and detection of drugs, medications, foreign substances to the untreated horse and the regulation of devices for the administration of those substances. In this context: (1) A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the untreated horse, except as otherwise provided. SECTION 401.3. Restrictions; prima facie evidence. (a) General Rule. A horse participating in a race may not carry in its body a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other substance foreign to the natural horse, except as provided in § 401.4 (relating to substances of therapeutic value). (b) The detection and confirmation by the Commission's Testing Laboratory of a prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or any other foreign substance in a test sample of a horse shall be prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, medication, chemical, substance or other foreign substance was administered to the horse and carried in the body of the horse while participating in a race. This finding shall also be taken as prima facie evidence that the trainer and the trainer's agents responsible for the care, custody or control of the horse has been negligent in the handling or care of the horse. (c) The determination by the Standardbred or Thoroughbred Bureau Directors, based upon a finding by the Commission Testing Laboratory of a foreign substance or an approved therapeutic substance above the established level in violation of this chapter, may be declared an overage or positive test and may result in the horse being disqualified from purse money or other awards, except for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering, which shall be in no way affected. SECTION 401.24. Primary sample collection. (a) The collection of blood, urine or other biological samples shall be done in accordance with the Commission's established procedures or other National guidelines or procedures approved by the Commission. In every event, ‘‘primary'' and ‘‘split'' portions of a sample shall always be taken at the same time and shall be of the same substance. (b) Any combination or sufficient quantity of blood, urine or other biological samples, as determined by the Commission Veterinarian or the Commission, may be used by the Commission testing laboratory for purposes of testing for prohibited substances under this chapter. The election by the Commission testing laboratory to use one form of biological sample shall not be a basis to challenge the detection and confirmation of a prohibited substance in the tested horse. SECTION 305.33. Disciplinary action. (g) Purses, prizes, awards, and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish. FINE IS DUE BY DECEMBER 9,2019 IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS DECEMBER 10,2019 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: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 9/15/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-19 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Alejandro Medillin was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 14,, 2019, for careless riding during the running of the 9th race on September 14, 2019 at New Mexico State Fair, while aboard “Slewacide Squad”, which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 3rd place to 4th place (bore out into the path of the #7 causing him to check and alter course (2 times) during the stretch run.)

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Alejandro Medillin a suspension of 7 calendar days (September 23, 2019, through September 29, 2019, inclusive The term of this suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated race days.

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

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

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

Name: Tyler Grundy Ruling Date: 9/15/2019
Jurisdiction: Manitoba Horse Racing Commission Facility: Manitoba Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-22 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: In the opinion of the Judges TYLER GRUNDY did violate Manitoba Horse Racing Commission Standardbred Rule Number 41 (2)p: 'No driver shall: not before. during or enter a race use his whip in a brutal. excessive, or indiscriminate manner... TYLER GRUNDY did violate the above rule while driving #4 MOD MOD MAN In the 2nd racee and #1 Dragons Paradise in the 3rd race, Sunday, September 15 , 2019, in Holland, Manitoba, by using his whip in an excessive manner.
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jesus G. Beltran, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, September 14, 2019 pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing scheduled for September 22, 2019, at 9:30 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 #E317650 taken from the Quarter Horse “Royal Sanson”, who finished in second place in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jesus G. Beltran 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 Jesus G. Beltran 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 Jesus G. Beltran 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: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Case Continued Trainer Jesus Beltran (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and having failed to appear or respond had his summary suspension hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, on September 22, 2019 before the Board of Stewards. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample #E317650 taken from the first place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Royal Sanson”, who finished in second place in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jesus Beltran 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 Jesus Beltran 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 Jesus Beltran 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: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer: Jesus G. Beltran (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on November 5, 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 E317650 taken from the 2nd place finisher, “Royal Sanson”, in the 6th race on August 30, 2019, at Albuquerque Downs.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by ALS Truesdall Labs.

Jorge A. Beltran is the owner of record for the horse “Royal Sanson”, and was duly notified and failed to appear.

For Jesus G. Beltran’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: Aggravating Factors, 5 Clenbuterol rulings since 2015.

                1. A 2 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) September 14, 2019, through September 13, 2021, inclusive.
                2. A (20,000.00) Twenty thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 7, 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), Jesus G. Beltran 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 Jesus G. Beltran 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 Jesus G. Beltran 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/ 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: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-ACOMM Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Appeal Submitted by Commission-Appeal submitted to main office in Albuquerque on 11/13/2019
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Appeal Stay Denied
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-ASD1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Appeal Stay Denied. Disregard this entry. See 2019-NMS-17-ASD2
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 11/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-17-ASD2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 20000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/14/2019 Suspension End: 9/14/2021
Ruling Text:
RE: 2019-NMS-17 - Stay Denied.
November 13, 2019

Jesus Beltran 72 Bonita Vista Blvd., Los Lunas, NM 87031

RE: Ruling #2019-NMS-17-FO

Dear Mr. Beltran:

Your request for a stay in the matter of your Ruling #2019-NMS-17-FO, issued by the Zia Park Board of Stewards on November 8, 2019 has been received.

Pursuant to my discretionary authority to grant a stay, as noted in NMAC 15.2.1.9(B)(10), I do not find good cause at this time for granting a stay. Thus, I am hereby denying your request for a stay and will process your request for a timely hearing.

If I can be of further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Sincerely,

Ismael Trejo Executive Director

cc: Stewards Leasa Johnson, NMRC

IT/DMH

Name: DAVID PORRAS ALANIZ Ruling Date: 9/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2019-NMS-10 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, PBT Racing LLC (David P. Alaniz) 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 on September 12, 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 E329280 taken from the first place finisher, “A J Major Seis”, in the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 230 +/- 40 pg/ml .

For PBT Racing LLC (David P. Alaniz) 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 “A J Major Seis” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (July 20, 2019 to January 16, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        2. The horse “A J Major Seis”, is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. Colby James 6. Baby Angel Jess
                                2. Donelli 7. Javys Brown Sugar
                                3. Bigg Jack 8. Mr. Flashmaster
                                4. Flashin Regard
                                5. Osberryfast
Unplaced “A J Major Seis”

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: PEDRO VIZCAINO LEDEZMA Ruling Date: 8/31/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-72 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/28/2019 Suspension End: 12/6/2019
Ruling Text: Groom PEDRO V. LEDEZMA, having now appeared and a hearing having been held DMTC ruling #056, dated August 16, 2019, suspending Mr. Ledezma for violation of CHRB rule #1547 (Failure to Appear) is set aside.

Further, Mr. Ledezma is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* and placed on probation for the term of his license (08-31-2020) for violation of CHRB rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct – Intoxication) on July 16, 2019.

Conditions of probation include submitting to an evaluation by the Winners Foundation, agreeing to abide by any recommendations from that organization and adhering to the terms of a testing agreement with the California Horse Racing Board. Failure to comply with the terms of probation will be cause for action against Mr. Ledezma’s license privileges.

Name: PEDRO VIZCAINO LEDEZMA Ruling Date: 10/8/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-72-FTC Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/28/2019 Suspension End: 12/6/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DMR-72 - Failure to Comply Groom PEDRO V. LEDEZMA is suspended for failure to adhere to the conditions of probation set forth in ruling DMTD #072 issued on August 31, 2019, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of PEDRO V. LEDEZMA are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.
Name: PEDRO VIZCAINO LEDEZMA Ruling Date: 12/9/2019
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Del Mar
Ruling Number: 2019-DMR-72-REST Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/28/2019 Suspension End: 12/6/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DMR-72 - Restored to Good Standing Groom PEDRO V. LEDEZMA, having now complied with the conditions of probation set forth in ruling DMTD #072 issued on August 31, 2019 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is reinstated. LATC ruling #001 issued at Santa Anita Race Track on September 28, 2019, is set aside.
Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 8/21/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-30 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Arnoldo Carrillo was duly notified and waived his right to a 10 day notice and disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 18, 2019, 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 E317336 taken from the Second place finisher Dashin Special Cuz” following the 5th race, on August 4, 2019.

The certificate of analysis indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.6 ± 0.4 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Arnoldo Carrillo.

Orlando Villa-Barraza, is the owner of record for the horse “Dashin Special Cuz”,

For Arnoldo Carrillo’s FIRST Class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a ($250) Two Hundred and Fifty dollar fine to be paid on or before September 16, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(K) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

This ruling is in violation of and written in accordance with: 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 Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer /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: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 8/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer, Stephanie L. Beltran, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 17, 2019 pending the outcome of her summary suspension hearing scheduled for August 25, 2019, at 9:00 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 is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample #E317290 taken from the first place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Curlys Fast”, in the 6th race on August 2, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Stephanie L. Beltran. 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 Stephanie L. Beltran 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 Stephanie L. Beltran 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: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 8/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-28 - Case Continued Trainer Stephanie L. Beltran, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 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 #E317290 taken from the first place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Curlys Fast”, in the 6th race on August 2, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Stephanie L. Beltran pending the results of her disciplinary hearing.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Stephanie L. Beltran 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 Stephanie L. Beltran 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 Stephanie L. Beltran 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: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 10/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-28 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: STEPHANIE LYNN BELTRAN Ruling Date: 10/25/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-28-FO1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/17/2019 Suspension End: 8/15/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-28 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Stephanie Lynn Beltran, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified, appeared and waived her right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 20, 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 E317290 taken from the first place finisher, “Curlys Fast”, in the 6th race on August 2, 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.

Jose A. Beltran, the owner of record for the horse “Curlys Fast”, was duly notified and appeared for the hearing.

For Stephanie Lynn Beltran’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 one year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) August 17, 2019, through August 15, 2020, inclusive.

2)A (10,000.00) Ten Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before November 20, 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), Stephanie Lynn Beltran 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 Stephanie Lynn Beltran 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 Stephanie Lynn Beltran 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 11- Albuterol 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 clenbuterol or albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. This includes samples collected from Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. 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: 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: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
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: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 8/16/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/16/2019 Suspension End: 8/14/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer, Emilio Cadena Jr, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 16, 2019 pending the outcome of his hearing scheduled for August 25, 2019, at 10:00 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 is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Quarter Horse Penalty A drug, albuterol, found in test sample #E316106 taken from the second place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Master of the Sky”, in the 8th race on July 20, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

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

Licensee is found 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: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 8/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-24-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/16/2019 Suspension End: 8/14/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-24 - Case Continued Trainer Emilio Cadena Jr., (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 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 E316106 taken from the second place finisher, for the Quarter Horse “Master of the Sky”, in the 8th race on July 20, 2019, at the Downs of Albuquerque.

The Board of Stewards hereby continues the summary suspension hearing for Emilio Cadena Jr. pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), trainer Emilio Cadena Jr. shall remain summarily suspended pending the results of the split sample.

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

Licensee is found 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: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2019-DAA-24-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 8/16/2019 Suspension End: 8/14/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-DAA-24 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Emilio Cadena Jr, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for a hearing 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.

David Saenz, the owner of record for the horse “Master of the Sky”, was duly notified and failed to appear or respond.

For Emilio Cadena Jr’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 one year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) August 16, 2019, through August 14, 2020, inclusive.

2)A (10,000.00) Ten Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before October 30, 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), Emilio Cadena Jr 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 Emilio Cadena Jr are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Emilio Cadena Jr must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found 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 11- Albuterol 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 clenbuterol or albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. This includes samples collected from Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. 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.

By Order of the Zia Park Stewards

Name: Tyler Grundy Ruling Date: 8/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Manitoba Horse Racing Commission Facility: Manitoba Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-12 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: In the opinion of the Judges TYLER GRUNDY did violate Manitoba Horse Racing Commission Standardbred Rule Number 41(6): 'Drivers shall keep both feet in the stirrups during the post parade and from the time the horses are brought to the starting gate until the race has been completed...' TYLER GRUNDY did violate the above rule while driving #5 Witch Doctor in the 8th race, Sunday, August 11 2019, in Killarney, Manitoba, by having his right foot out of the stirrup for a period of time.
Name: Tyler Grundy Ruling Date: 8/11/2019
Jurisdiction: Manitoba Horse Racing Commission Facility: Manitoba Horse Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-11 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: In the opinion of the Judge TYLER GRUNDY did violate Horse Racing Commission Standardbred Rule Number 41 (2)p: 'No driver Shall: net before, during or after a race use his whip in a brutal, excessive, manner... TYLER GRUNDY did violate above rule white driving #4 Mod Man In the 2nd race„ and Dragons Paradise in the 3B race Sunday, September 15, 2019, in Holland, by using his whip in an excessive manner.
Name: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 8/9/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-148 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, S. Trey Wood, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 9, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on August 18, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m in the office 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 confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, albuterol, found in test sample #E329452 taken from the first place finisher “Gold Heart Eagle V” (trained by S. Trey Wood), in the 4th race on July 27, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), S. Trey Wood 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 S. Trey Wood 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 S. Trey Wood 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 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. 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: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 11/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-148-MOD Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-148 - Modified Ruling Trainer, S. Trey Wood, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, August 9, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on August 18, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m in the office 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 confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), albuterol, found in test sample #E329452 taken from the first place finisher “Gold Heart Eagle V” (trained by S. Trey Wood), in the 4th race on July 27, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), S. Trey Wood 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 S. Trey Wood 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 S. Trey Wood 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)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 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: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 11/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-148-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/9/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-148 - Case Continued Trainer, Sterlen Trey Wood., (currently under summary suspension) being represented by attorney Daniel Marquez was duly notified and waived his right for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 30, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in test sample # E329452 taken from the first place finisher “Gold Heart Eagle V” (trained by Sterlen Trey Wood), in the 4th race on July 27, 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 Sterlen Trey Wood pending the results of a disciplinary hearing which shall be held at a later date.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Sterlen Trey Wood 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 Sterlen Trey Wood 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 Sterlen Trey Wood 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: FELIPE J FLORES Ruling Date: 8/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2019-Comm-14 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 STATE OF NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF IN THE MATTER OF: TRAINER FELIPE FLORES JR. ID#12183 FOR POSITIVE SAMPLE #NM23057 HORSE “ROYALLY CUTE”

2019-Comm-14
DISCONTINUANCE OF PROSECUTION
COMES NOW the New Mexico Racing Commission and hereby enters this Order disposing of this matter for the following reasons: 1. The final order in this matter was not issued in accordance with Paragraph 17 of Subsection C of 15.2.1 NMAC, which states in part "... the commission shall issue its final order not later than 30 days after the date the commission votes on the ultimate issues in the proceeding." 2. The Office of the New Mexico Attorney General, representing the state's interest, is of the opinion that since the New Mexico Racing Commission did not issue the final order within 30 days after the commission meeting in which the Commission heard this matter that the matter should be dismissed. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that this case is hereby dismissed. The order of finish for the race at issue should reflect this dismissal and the purse is to be distributed accordingly.

Signed By: Beverly Bourguet, Chairwoman - New Mexico Racing Commission

Date: August 5, 2019

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 7/27/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-133 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 8/6/2019 Suspension End: 10/5/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Isidro Rodriguez was duly notified and appeared with translator Dalia Aranda before the Board of Stewards on July 27, 2019, regarding an certificate of analysis from Industrial Laborites (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class B drug “theophylline” detected in the urine of horse “Runningallnight”(Test Sample #: E316619), who finished FIRST place in the 7th race on May 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of theophylline at 912 ng/ml in the urine, the allowable limit for theophylline is 400 ng/ml in the urine (15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o)MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use and 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 42). On June 11, 2019 theophylline was confirmed at a level of 923±17 ng/ml in the urine in the split sample sent to TVMDL.

Dalia Aranda, the owner of record for horse “Runningallnight”, was duly notified appeared for this hearing. This is Dalia Aranda’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting August 6, 2019, through October 4, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A ($1,500) one thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before August 28, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Isidro Rodriguez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained, owned , or in the care and custody of Isidro Rodriguez 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 Isidro Rodriguez 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/ 15.2.5.13(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/15.2.6.9(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/ Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check.

Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-131 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 1/22/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer Jackie Sanchez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, July 21, 2019, pending the outcome of her hearing on July 28, 2019, @ 9:00 a.m in the office 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 confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample #E329280 taken from the first place finisher (trained by Jackie Sanchez), “A J Major Seis”, in the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jackie Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jackie Sanchez. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jackie 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 / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-131-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 1/22/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-131 - Case Continued

Trainer Jackie Sanchez, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 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, test sample #E329280 taken from the first place finisher (trained by Jackie Sanchez), “A J Major Seis”, in the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jackie Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jackie Sanchez. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jackie 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 / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: JACKIE E. SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 9/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-131-FO Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/21/2019 Suspension End: 1/22/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-131 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Jackie E. Sanchez (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on September 12, 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 E329280 taken from the first place finisher, “A J Major Seis”, in the 4th race on July 12, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 230 +/- 40 pg/ml .

PBT Racing LLC (David P. Alaniz), the owner of record for the horse “A J Major Seis”, was duly notified and failed to appear

For Jackie E. Sanchez’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 18 month suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) July 21, 2019, through January 21, 2021, inclusive.
                2. A (15,000.00) Fifteen Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before October 12, 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), Jackie E. Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jackie E. Sanchez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jackie E. Sanchez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and 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: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 7/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-123 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Muela was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 14, 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 E316560. The test sample was taken from the THIRD place finisher MONTEVINA” following the 9th race on May 5, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 176 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). On June 20, 2019, Dexamethasone was confirmed at a level of 116±10 pg/ml in the blood in the split sample sent to TVMDL.

US Alliance Logistics (Ernesto Palacio), the owner of record for horse “MONTEVINA”, were duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this Ernesto Palacio’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

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

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 14, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

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

Name: ERNESTO M PAKACIO Ruling Date: 7/14/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-124 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner US Alliance Logistics (Ernesto Palacio)was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on July 14, 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 E316560. The test sample was taken from the THIRD place finisher MONTEVINA” following the 9th race on May 5, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 176 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). On June 20, 2019, Dexamethasone was confirmed at a level of 116±10 pg/ml in the blood in the split sample sent to TVMDL.

Jose Luis Muela, the trainer of record for horse “MONTEVINA”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this Jose Luis Muela’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period . For Ernesto Palacio’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 “MONTEVINA” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    2. The horse “MONTEVINA” is hereby disqualified from THIRD PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on May 5, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Honky Tonk Daddy
                2. Colby James
                3. Six Pack Fame
                4. Daddys Sugar Momma
                5. Burn One Down for Me
                6. Princess Katelyn
                7. Woman in Red
                8. Lewandosky
                9. Ashleigh
Unplaced “MONTEVINA

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

Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 6/23/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-90 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/1/2019 Suspension End: 7/8/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Owner/Trainer Tony Sedillo was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 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 E316604. The test sample was taken from the SECOND place finisher GIVE SOME LOVE” following the 10th race on May 11, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 62±9 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Tony Sedillo.

MIDIGATING FACTOR: Veterinarian Dr. Martin Ivey took responsibility and provided paperwork that showed he administered the Dexamethasone mixed into another medication on May 5, 2019.

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

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before July 24, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 7 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 1, 2018, through July 7, 2018, inclusive.
    3. The horse “GIVE SOME LOVE” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    4. The horse “GIVE SOME LOVE” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on May 11, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Wild Hurricane
                2. Quin to Win
                3. The Ghost of Dixie
                4. Blazin Jeffrey

Unplaced “GIVE SOME LOVE

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

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

                1. Wild Hurricane
                2. Quin to Win
                3. The Ghost of Dixie
                4. Blazin Jeffrey
Unplaced “GIVE SOME LOVE” During said time of applicable suspension Tony Sedillo is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained , owned, or in the care and custody of Tony Sedillo 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 Tony Sedillo must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling
Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 7/13/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-90-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/1/2019 Suspension End: 7/8/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-90 - Modified Ruling - 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules( horse disqualification was written twice) Trainer Owner/Trainer Tony Sedillo was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 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 E316604. The test sample was taken from the SECOND place finisher GIVE SOME LOVE” following the 10th race on May 11, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 62±9 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Tony Sedillo.

MIDIGATING FACTOR: Veterinarian Dr. Martin Ivey took responsibility and provided paperwork that showed he administered the Dexamethasone mixed into another medication on May 5, 2019.

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

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before July 24, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 7 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 1, 2018, through July 7, 2018, inclusive.
    3. The horse “GIVE SOME LOVE” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    4. The horse “GIVE SOME LOVE” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on May 11, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Wild Hurricane
                2. Quin to Win
                3. The Ghost of Dixie
                4. Blazin Jeffrery Unplaced “GIVE SOME LOVE

During said time of applicable suspension Tony Sedillo is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained , owned, or in the care and custody of Tony Sedillo 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 Tony Sedillo must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: VALENTIN ARELLANES Ruling Date: 6/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-89 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2019 Suspension End: 6/15/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer, VALENTIN ARELLANES, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 17, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on June 23, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m in the office 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 confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E318036 taken from the second place finisher (trained by VALENTIN ARELLANES), “DADDYSTALENT”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), VALENTIN ARELLANES 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 VALENTIN ARELLANES 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 VALENTIN ARELLANES 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)(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)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: VALENTIN ARELLANES Ruling Date: 6/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-89-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2019 Suspension End: 6/15/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-89 - Case Continued Trainer, VALENTIN ARELLANES, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 23, 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 test sample #E318036 taken from the second place finisher (trained by VALENTIN ARELLANES), “DADDYSTALENT”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray 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 VALENTIN ARELLANES pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), VALENTIN ARELLANES 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 VALENTIN ARELLANES 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 VALENTIN ARELLANES 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)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: VALENTIN ARELLANES Ruling Date: 10/2/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-89-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/17/2019 Suspension End: 6/15/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-89 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer, Valentine Arellanes, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and having failed to appear or respond, 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), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine in test sample E318036 taken from the second place finisher, “Daddystalent”, in the 5th race on May 31, 2019, at Sunray Park Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and was confirmed by Texas A&M at 32.3 +/- 4.8 pg/ml .

Owners Edgar I Pedroza & Angelina Gomez, the owner of record for the horse “Daddystalent”, where duly notified and failed to appear

For Valentin Arellanes 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 2 year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) June 17, 2019, through June 15, 2021, inclusive.

2) A (15,000.00) Fifteen Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before October 28, 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.

Aggravating circumstances multiple medication violations on record.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Valentine Arellanes 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 Valentine Arellanes 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 Valentine Arellanes 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.

By Order of the Zia Park Stewards

Name: ROBERTO DUENES Ruling Date: 6/13/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-REM-054A Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/14/2019 Suspension End: 1/5/2020
Ruling Text: ON 6/5/2019, THIS MATTER COMES BEFORE THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS ON THE SHOW CAUSE HEARING HELD PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE BOARD SUMMARILY SUSPENDING THE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE OF OWNER/TRAINER ROBERTO DUENES. FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF A FINAL REPORT REFLECTING A POSITIVE TEST RESULT TAKEN FROM THE HORSE, "MOJOSIE WALES" FOLLOWING THE 1ST RACE AT RP ON 5/10/2019. UPON HEARING TESTIMONY FINDS THAT, FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, THE ORDER OF SUMMARY SUSPENSION ENTERED SHALL BE SET ASIDE PENDING A HEARING ON THIS MATTER.
Name: ROBERTO DUENES Ruling Date: 11/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-REM-054A-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/14/2019 Suspension End: 1/5/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-REM-054B- Ruling Final Outcome. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT ROBERTO DUENES SHALL BE SUSPENDED A TOTAL OF 90 DAYS, 6 DAYS SERVED FROM 5/31/2019 THROUGH 6/5/2019 AND AN ADDITIONAL 84 DAYS BEGINNING 10/14/2019 AND CONTINUING THROUGH 5/5/2020 AND FINED $1500.00. THE QUARTER HORSE IS ORDERED DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 1ST RACE AT RP ON 5/10/2019.
Name: ROBERTO DUENES Ruling Date: 12/6/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 19-REM-054A-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/14/2019 Suspension End: 1/5/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-REM-054C - Case Continued…FINE HAS BEEN PAID WITH A MONEY ORDER.
Name: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 6/10/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer, JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 10, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on June 17, 2019, @ 1:00 p.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 2 Penalty A substance, Cardarine (GW501516)/ Cardarine (GW501516) Sulfone, found test sample #E317973 taken from the 2nd place finisher (trained by JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA), “Major Bites ”, following the 9th race on May 24, 2019, at Sunray Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 pg17 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: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 6/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-74-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-74 - Case Continued Owner/Trainer, JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the detection of the Class 2 Penalty A substance, Cardarine (GW501516)/ Cardarine (GW501516) Sulfone, found test in sample #E317973 taken from the 2nd place finisher (trained by JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA), “Major Bites ”, following the 9th race on May 24, 2019, at Sunray 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 Insurer16.47.1.8 (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 limit15.2.1.8(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: JIMMY GUERRA Ruling Date: 8/23/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-74-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2019 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-74 - Case Continued Owner/Trainer, JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and responded telephonically for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2019. The summary suspension was in regard to the detection of the Class 2 Penalty A substance, Cardarine (GW501516)/ Cardarine (GW501516) Sulfone, found test in sample #E317973 taken from the 2nd place finisher (trained by JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA), “Major Bites ”, following the 9th race on May 24, 2019, at Sunray 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA pending the results of the split sample.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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 JIMMY WRIGHT GUERRA 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. 15.2.6.9(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. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)Absolute Insurer16.47.1.8 (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 limit15.2.1.8(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: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 6/7/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-67 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2019 Suspension End: 7/28/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Carlos O. Alvidrez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 7, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on June 17, 2019, @ 11:30 a.m in the office 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 confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found test sample #E316667 taken from the first place finisher (trained by Carlos O. Alvidrez), “LEAD BY FIRE”, in the 9th race on May 18, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Carlos O. Alvidrez 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 Carlos O. Alvidrez. 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 Carlos O. Alvidrez 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)(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)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-67-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2019 Suspension End: 7/28/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-67 - Case Continued Trainer, Carlos O. Alvidrez (currently under summarily suspension) was duly notified and waived his rights to summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2019. The summary suspension 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 #E316667 taken from the first place finisher (trained by Carlos O. Alvidrez), “LEAD BY FIRE”, in the 9th race on May 18, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby continue the summary suspension of all licenses belonging to Carlos O. Alvidrez until a disciplinary hearing can be held on July 7, 2019, in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346.)

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Carlos O. Alvidrez 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 Carlos O. Alvidrez. 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 Carlos O. Alvidrez 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)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 7/28/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-67-CC1 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2019 Suspension End: 7/28/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-67 - Case Continued Trainer, Carlos O. Alvidrez (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified for a disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 28, 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 #E316667 taken from the first place finisher (trained by Carlos O. Alvidrez), “LEAD BY FIRE”, in the 9th race on May 18, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a), the Board of Stewards hereby lift the summary suspension issued on June 7, 2019, and continue the disciplinary hearing pending further investigation into this case.

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)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 6/7/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-66 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2019 Suspension End: 7/24/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Martin Orona Sr., is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, June 7, 2019, pending the outcome of his hearing on June 17, 2019, @ 12:00 p.m in the office 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 confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses) Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found test sample #E316797 taken from the second place finisher (trained by Martin Orona Sr.), “DADDIES GIRL”, in the 6th race on May 27, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Martin Orona 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 Martin Orona 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 Martin Orona 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- 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)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures

Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 6/17/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-66-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2019 Suspension End: 7/24/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-RUI-66 - Case Continued Trainer Martin Orona Sr. (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and represented telephonically by counsel Gene Chavez for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 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 test sample #E316797 taken from the second place finisher (trained by Martin Orona Sr.), “DADDIES GIRL”, in the 6th race on May 27, 2019, at Ruidoso Downs.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Martin Orona 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 Martin Orona 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 Martin Orona 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: 15.2.1.9(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 limit15.2.1.8(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: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 7/24/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2019-RUI-66-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2019 Suspension End: 7/24/2019
Ruling Text: Due to a detrimental procedurel error in this case involving sample # E316797 taken from DADDIES GIRL who placed second in the 6th race on May 27th, 2019 trained by Martin Orona Sr. is hereby dismissed. Therefore as of July 24,2019 the summary suspention is hereby lifted.

This Ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (a) Stewards General Authority 15.2.3.8 B (1) (c) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 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." pension

Name: ALEJANDRO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 5/25/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SRP-15 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Alejandro Chavez was duly notified and waived his right to a disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 25, 2019, 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 E317740 taken from the Second place finisher Gee Whiz Who” following the 6th race, on May 4, 2019.

The certificate of analysis indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.36 ± 0.35 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood.

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

Pedro Gutierrez Marquez, is the owner of record for the horse “Gee Whiz Who”.

For Alejandro Chavez Second Class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a ($500.00) Five Hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before June 24, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

This ruling is in violation of and written in accordance with: 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 :Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer /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: PEDRO GUTIERREZ-MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/25/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SRP-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Pedro Gutierrez-Marquez was duly notified and waived his right to a disciplinary hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 25, 2019, 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 E317740 taken from the Second place finisher Gee Whiz Who” following the 6th race, on May 4, 2019 at Sunray Park Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 3.36 ± 0.35 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood.

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

For Pedro Gutierrez-Marquez Second Class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a penalty as follows.

                1. The horse “Gee Whiz Who” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to run.

This ruling is in violation of and written in accordance with: 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: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 4/27/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-253 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/29/2019 Suspension End: 5/13/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr. was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, and was represented by his attorney Daniel Marquez, on April 27, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Flunixin (class 4C major), found in test sample #E291091. The test sample was taken from the horse, “Ave Fenix”, following the 4th race on December 1, 2018 at Zia Park Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Flunixin at 180 +/- 3 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds 100 ng/ml making it a 4C major. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer.

Miguel Galindo was the owner of record at the time of the incident for the horse “Ave Fenix”.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is trainer Martin Orona Sr’s Second Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period. The Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,500) one thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before May 27, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 29, 2019, through May 13, 2019, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension Martin Orona Sr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Martin Orona 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 owned or trained by or under the care and custody of Martin Orona 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) .

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

Name: PIERRE JR. AMESTOY Ruling Date: 3/29/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-190 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Pierre J. Amestoy was duly notified, and was represented by attorney Camille Cordova before the Board of Stewards on March 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4C major), found in test sample #E276878. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher Magnum Moonflash” following the 8th race on August 11, 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 35.1 +/- 2.6 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the limit of 5.0 pg/ml per 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment 2

A split sample was sent by the trainer and confirmed at (8.2 +/- 1.5 pg/ml) TVMDL.

Michael Barber was the trainer of record for the horse “Magnum Moonflash” at the time of the violation.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Pierre J. Amestoy’s FIFTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period. The Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. The horse “Magnum Moonflash” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on August 11, 2018 at the Downs of Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering.

The purse redistribution is as follows

        1. Jesswhathaveigottado
        2. Ahs Blue Boy
        3. First Shining Chick
        4. Elegants Jess
        5. Enb Uptown Funk
        6. Eye Am a Hottie
        7. Shadow Hills
        8. Viva My Hero V
Unplaced: Magnum Moonflash

2. A ($5000.00) Five Thousand Dollar fine to paid on or before April 27, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

3. The horse “Magnum Moonflash” must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(1) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels / 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment 2/ 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: PIERRE JR. AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/4/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-190-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-190 - Appeal Submitted to Commission @ 11:49am 4/4/2019 KF
Name: PIERRE JR. AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-190-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-190 - Appeal Stay Denied; Denial letter sent to Mr. Amestoy 4/5/2019 ; Pro Se KF
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 3/29/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-191 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Leslie A. Amestoy was duly notified, and was represented by attorney Camille Cordova before the Board of Stewards on March 29, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4C major), found in test sample #E276878. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher Magnum Moonflash” following the 8th race on August 11, 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 35.1 +/- 2.6 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the limit of 5.0 pg/ml per 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment 2

A split sample was sent by the trainer and confirmed at (8.2 +/- 1.5 pg/ml) TVMDL.

Michael Barber was the trainer of record for the horse “Magnum Moonflash” at the time of the violation.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Leslie A. Amestoy’s FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period. The Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. The horse “Magnum Moonflash” is hereby disqualified from first place and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on August 11, 2018 at the Downs of Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering.

The purse redistribution is as follows

        1. Jesswhathaveigottado
        2. Ahs Blue Boy
        3. First Shining Chick
        4. Elegants Jess
        5. Enb Uptown Funk
        6. Eye Am a Hottie
        7. Shadow Hills
        8. Viva My Hero V
Unplaced: Magnum Moonflash

2. A ($5000.00) Five Thousand Dollar fine to paid on or before April 27, 2019, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in an immediate suspension.

3. The horse “Magnum Moonflash” must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run. Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(1) Medication Restrictions / 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels / 15.2.6.9 NMAC Attachment 2/ 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: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/4/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-191-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-191 - Appeal Submitted to Commission at 11:52 am on 4/4/2019 KF
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/8/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-191-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-191 - Appeal Stay Denied; Denial letter sent 4/5/2019 to Ms. Amestoy; Pro Se KF
Name: SAMANTHA J LEYBA Ruling Date: 3/4/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-143 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Samantha Leyba, was duly notified and waived her right to hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 1, 2019, The hearing was in regard to a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the controlled prohibited drug (class 3 penalty B) “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Wild Daddy Jack” (Test Sample #E291904), who finished 1st place in the 9th race on February 2, 2019, at Sunland Park.

Split sample rights were afforded to and declined by the trainer.

Ruben Leyba Jr. was the trainer of record at the time of the incident.

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

1. 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 “Wild Daddy Jack” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning February 16, 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. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Wild Daddy Jack” is hereby disqualified from First Place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on February 2, 2019, at Sunland Park, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

1. Addy Ann Angel Eyes 2. Childress Cartel 3. Ls Hombre 4. Jess Lefty 5. Jj Spanish Foose 6. A Corona Diamond 7. Ms Dash Back Perry 8. Ur My Baby Doll 9. Eagle Inflight Unplaced “Wild Daddy Jack

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2)/15.2.1.9(B-7)b Disciplinary action (redistribution) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8 (T) Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 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: LILLY A LEYBA Ruling Date: 3/4/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-144 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner, Lilly Leyba, was duly notified and waived her right to hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 1, 2019, The hearing was in regard to a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the controlled prohibited drug (class 3 penalty B) “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Wild Daddy Jack” (Test Sample #E291904), who finished 1st place in the 9th race on February 2, 2019, at Sunland Park.

Split sample rights were afforded to and declined by the trainer.

Ruben Leyba Jr. was the trainer of record at the time of the incident.

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

1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(8)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(9) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(10)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Wild Daddy Jack” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning February 16, 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. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Wild Daddy Jack” is hereby disqualified from First Place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on February 2, 2019, at Sunland Park, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

1. Addy Ann Angel Eyes 2. Childress Cartel 3. Ls Hombre 4. Jess Lefty 5. Jj Spanish Foose 6. A Corona Diamond 7. Ms Dash Back Perry 8. Ur My Baby Doll 9. Eagle Inflight Unplaced “Wild Daddy Jack

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2)/15.2.1.9(B-7)b Disciplinary action (redistribution) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8 (T) Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 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: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 2/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-94 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/19/2019 Suspension End: 4/19/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Carlos O Alvidrez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, February 19, 2019 pending the outcome of his hearing scheduled for February 26, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM.), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Penalty B Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E291867 taken from the second place finisher “Streicher”, in the 2nd race on February 1, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 2/26/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-94-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/19/2019 Suspension End: 4/19/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-94 - Ruling Final Outcome Trainer Carlos O. Alvidrez was duly notified, appeared, waived his right to a summary suspension hearing and proceeded to his disciplinary hearing before the Board Of Stewards on February 24, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratory (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the controlled substance and prohibited drug Class 3 Penalty B Controlled Substance, clenbuterol, found in test sample #E291867 taken from the second place finisher, “Streicher”, in the 2nd race on February 1, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Edgar Ochoa, Jose Luis Vega and Eduardo Olivas are the owners of record for horse “Streicher”.

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

        1. A 60day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 19, 2019, through April 19, 2019, inclusive.
        2. A (1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before March 25, 2019 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
        3. Per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j), the Board of Stewards hereby refer Carlos O. Alvidrez to the New Mexico Racing Commission for further action deemed necessary.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(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: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 1/27/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-47 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Rodolfo Valles; having been duly notified and appeared before the Board Of Stewards on January 26, 2019, 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) found in test sample E285416 taken from the 1st place finisherJessapolliticaldiva” following the 4th race, on September 19, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 46.2 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 trainer, and confirmed by TVMDL at 37+/- 7 pg/ml in the blood. Lupe C. Gonzales is the owner of record for horse “Jessapolliticaldiva

For Rodolfo Valles’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 ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 27, 2019, 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: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 1/20/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-34 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Tony E. Sedillo; having been duly notified and failed to appear or respond, so the hearing was held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board Of Stewards on January 19, 2019, regarding a lab report from Industrial Laboratories (The official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the drug, Dexamethasone (class 4C-Major penalty) found in test sample E282403 taken from the 1st place finisherMr. Bill Bass” following the 3rd race, on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 46.5 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 as per 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and confirmed by Truesdail Lab. Inc. at 35.3 +/- 0.1 pg/ml in the blood.

Brian T. Casaus is the owner of record for horse “Mr. Bill Bass

For Tony E. Sedillo’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 ($1,000) One thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 19, 2019, 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: Brian Thomas Casaus Ruling Date: 1/20/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-36 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Brian T. Casaus was duly notified failed to appear or respond, 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 January 19, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4C Major penalty), found in test sample #E282403. The test sample was taken from the First place finisher Mr Bill Bass” following the 3rd race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 46.5 +/- 2.2 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the limit of 5.0 mcg/ml making it a 4C major. A split sample was sent and confirmed at (35.3 +/- 0.1 pg/ml) by Truesdail Laboratories.

Tony Sedillo, the trainer of record for horse “Mr Bill Bass”, was duly notified and failed to appear or respond for his hearing on January 19, 2019.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Owner Brian T. Casaus FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period. The Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. The horse “Mr Bill Bass” is hereby disqualified from First Place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering.
The purse redistribution is as follows.
    1. Bonnie the Barfly
    2. Darth Vapor
    3. Good Golly Tamale
    4. Trickertweet
    5. Connors Echo
    6. Devons Trick
    7. Gold Coronas
Unplaced Mr Bill Bass

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: Brian Thomas Casaus Ruling Date: 1/29/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-36-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-36 - Modified Ruling Owner Brian T. Casaus was duly notified failed to appear or respond, 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 January 19, 2019. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4C Major penalty), found in test sample #E282403. The test sample was taken from the First place finisher Mr Bill Bass” following the 3rd race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 46.5 +/- 2.2 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the limit of 5.0 pg/ml making it a 4C major. A split sample was sent and confirmed at (35.3 +/- 0.1 pg/ml) by Truesdail Laboratories.

Tony Sedillo, the trainer of record for horse “Mr Bill Bass”, was duly notified and failed to appear or respond for his hearing on January 19, 2019.

In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Owner Brian T. Casaus FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period. The Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. The horse “Mr Bill Bass” is hereby disqualified from First Place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering.
The purse redistribution is as follows.
    1. Bonnie the Barfly
    2. Darth Vapor
    3. Good Golly Tamale
    4. Trickertweet
    5. Connors Echo
    6. Devons Trick
    7. Gold Coronas
Unplaced Mr Bill Bass

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8 B (1)(e) The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 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: ROBERT MECHE Ruling Date: 1/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-33 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/19/2019 Suspension End: 1/18/2020
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Robert Meche, having been duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on January 18, 2019. The hearing was held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. The hearing was in regard to Robert Meche failing to report, as instructed, to the Zia Park Test Barn Facility on November 11, 2018, with the horses “All Blinged Up”, “RKM a Perfect Storm” and “Jess Groovy” which were selected for out of competition testing. Robert Meche was properly notified in accordance with 15.2.6.9 J (1) (a-e) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING . The Board of Stewards hereby access Robert Meche: A penalty of one year suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 19, 2019, through January 18,2020, inclusive. The horses “All Blinged Up”, “RKM a Perfect Storm” and “Jess Groovy” are placed on the stewards list for a minimum of 120 days beginning November 12, 2018. These horses must pass a hair test before entry.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 J (8) (a-b) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible. Penalties for violations of this subsection include: (a) any horse not presented for testing upon notification absent extenuating circumstances will be placed immediately on the steward’s list for a minimum of 60 days and shall be subject to all the requirements set forth in Paragraph (8) of Subsection C of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and b) the licensed trainer of a horse not presented for testing upon notification and absent extenuating circumstances is a minimum license suspension of one year. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e)(i)(3) GROUNDS FOR DISAPLINARY MEASURES FOR A LICENSEEE AND REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE/ 15.2.6.9 J (7) (a)(b) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING15.2.1.8(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: ROBERT MECHE Ruling Date: 1/22/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-33-ASC Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/19/2019 Suspension End: 1/18/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-33 - Appeal Submitted to Commission

Appeal received at Sunland Park on January 22, 2019 at 12:24 PM.

Name: ROBERT MECHE Ruling Date: 3/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-33-MOD Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/19/2019 Suspension End: 1/18/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-33 - Modified Ruling Trainer/Owner: Robert Meche, having been duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on January 18, 2019. The hearing was held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. The hearing was in regard to Robert Meche failing to report, as instructed, to the Zia Park Test Barn Facility on November 12, 2018, with the horses “All Blinged Up”, “RKM a Perfect Storm” and “Jess Groovy” which were selected for out of competition testing. Robert Meche was properly notified in accordance with 15.2.6.9 J (1) (a-e) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING . The Board of Stewards hereby access Robert Meche: A penalty of one year suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 19, 2019, through January 18,2020, inclusive. The horses “All Blinged Up”, “RKM a Perfect Storm” and “Jess Groovy” are placed on the stewards list for a minimum of 120 days beginning November 12, 2018. These horses must pass a hair test before entry.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. 15.2.6.9 J (8) (a-b) All horses selected for testing must be presented to the commission veterinarian, or any licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician authorized by the commission, at the time designated, unless the trainer or owner provides verification of an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible. Penalties for violations of this subsection include: (a) any horse not presented for testing upon notification absent extenuating circumstances will be placed immediately on the steward’s list for a minimum of 60 days and shall be subject to all the requirements set forth in Paragraph (8) of Subsection C of 15.2.6.9 NMAC; and b) the licensed trainer of a horse not presented for testing upon notification and absent extenuating circumstances is a minimum license suspension of one year. 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e)(i)(3) GROUNDS FOR DISAPLINARY MEASURES FOR A LICENSEEE AND REFUSAL, DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE/ 15.2.6.9 J (7) (a)(b) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING15.2.1.8(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: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 12/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-251 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Carlos Alvidrez was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 2, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Carlos Alvidrez failing to insure his owner was licensed prior to race for entry “BOOGIE TO GO”, which resulted in a late scratch from the 6th race on December 1, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 11/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-222 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2018 Suspension End: 1/28/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer Arnoldo Carrillo was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on November 19, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the controlled substance and prohibited drug (class 3 penalty B) “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Coronas Dashin Injun” (Test Sample #: E277054), who finished second place in the 4th race on August 26, 2018, at the Downs at Albuquerque. On September 26, 2018, clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to TVMDL.

Jorge L Carrillo-Gutierrez, the owner of record for horse “Coronas Dashin Injun”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. This is Jorge L Carrillo-Gutierrez’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 60day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 30, 2018, through January 28, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A (1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before December 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Per 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j), the Board of Stewards hereby refer Arnoldo Carrillo to the New Mexico Racing Commission for further action if deemed appropriate

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 11/29/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-222-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2018 Suspension End: 1/28/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-222 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 9/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-222-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2018 Suspension End: 1/28/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-222 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 9/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-222-AFF1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2018 Suspension End: 1/28/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-ZIA-222 - Penalty Affirmed
Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 9/30/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-222-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/30/2018 Suspension End: 1/28/2019
Ruling Text:
STATE OF NEW MEXICO
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF: TRAINER ARNOLDO CARRILLO, JR. ID #28913 FOR RULING #2018-ZIA-222 ISSUED BY THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS FOR POSITIVE SAMPLE #E277054 HORSE "CORONAS DASHIN INJUN",

2018-ZIA-222-AFF
DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 29, 2019, on review of the Hearing Officer’s Report, Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Recommended Penalties in the above-captioned matter. A hearing on the merits was held on April 23, 2019, before a Hearing Officer appointed by the Commission. Following the hearing, the record was left open to allow the parties to submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Hearing officer’s Report was submitted to the Commission on June 3, 2019. However, Respondent was not provided a copy of the Hearing Officer’s report until July 16, 2019. Pursuant to Commission rule 15.2.1 NMAC, service of the Hearing Officer’s report is to occur no later than 31 calendar days after the close of the hearing.

ORDER IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that this matter is dismissed. This Decision and 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. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Date: 9/30/19 Signed by: Chairwoman Beverly Bourguet

Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 10/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-139 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr., 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, on October 23, 2018, for failing to bring a water bucket to the test barn for entry “LINDA TEE FIRE” following the 9th race on September 22, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

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

15.2.2.8 (O)(2) Test Barn The test barn must be equipped with a walk ring that is large enough to accommodate 10 horses; at least three enclosed stalls that permit observation of the collection process and provide for the protection of collection personnel; facilities and equipment for the collection, identification and storage of samples; a wash rack that is large enough to accommodate three horses at the same time; hot and cold running water; clean water buckets supplied by the trainer for each horse. 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information / 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 10/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-142 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 11/6/2018 Suspension End: 12/5/2018
Ruling Text: THIS RULING IS WRITTEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NMRC RULES THAT WERE IN EFFECT ON JULY 20, 2018. Trainer Isidro Rodriguez was duly notified and represented by groom, Xavier Rodriguez, before the Board of Stewards on October 27, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (Class 4 Penalty C MAJOR) drug, detected in the blood, and the prohibited (Class 3 Penalty B) drug “clenbuterol”, detected in the urine, of horse “Do u Zoom” (Test Sample #: E282627), who finished SECOND place in the 7th race on July 20, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 35.0±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). On September 5, 2018, Dexamethasone was confirmed a level of 36.0±6 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample and clenbuterol was detected in the urine of the split sample sent to TVMDL.

Arturo Aranda, the owner of record for horse “Do u Zoom”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Arturo Aranda’s FIRST Class 3 Penalty B medication violation and FIRST Class 4 Penalty C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Isidro Rodriguez’s FIRST Class 3 Penalty B medication violation and FIRST Class 4 Penalty C MAJOR 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)(3) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting November 6, 2018 through December 5, 2018, inclusive.
    2. Dexamethasone (Class 4 Penalty C MAJOR drug) -(A ($1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 27, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Clenbuterol (Class 3 Penalty B) -(A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before November 27, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time shall result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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.

Name: BO JAY DELAVAN Ruling Date: 10/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-54 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer, Bo Jay Delavan, was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 15, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Bo Jay Delavan failing to declare equipment (Blinkers ON) at time of entry for “JL RUN CHARLEY”, entered in the 1st race on September 30, 2018, at Zia Park Racetrack.

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

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

15.2.5.8 (B)(10) Procedure For Entries Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the stewards. 15.2.5.8 (B)(6) Procedure For Entries No alteration may be made in any entry after the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected with permission of the stewards 15.2.5.13 (A)(6) Equipment For The Running Of The Race: No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the starter, the paddock judge, and the stewards. 15.2.6.11(E)(11)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for ensuring proper bandages, equipment and shoes.

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

Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 10/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-38 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/8/2018 Suspension End: 11/6/2018
Ruling Text: THIS RULING IS WRITTEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NMRC RULES THAT WERE IN EFFECT ON JULY 28, 2018.

Trainer Jesus Beltran was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 8, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Kazzin Fortune” (Test Sample #: E276697), who finished FIRST place in the 9th race on July 28, 2018, at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack. On August 30, 2018, clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Analytical Toxicology Lab.

Giovanni Zamora, the owner of record for horse “Kazzin Fortune”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Giovanni Zamora’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 8, 2018, through November 6, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before November 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Jesus Beltran is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained by, or under the care and custody of Jesus Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained or owned by, or in the care and custody of Jesus Beltran must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers. Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations /16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge Of The Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B) (1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(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.

Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 10/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr. was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on October 1, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample E282452. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher EYE SEA HOLLYWOOD” following the 6th race on July 1, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 37.5±2.2 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 20.7±2.5 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. on August 21, 2018.

Joel Sifuentes, the owner of record for horse “EYE SEA HOLLYWOOD”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this Joel Sifuente’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

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

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

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

Name: JOEL HUMBERTO SIFUENTES Ruling Date: 10/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2018-ZIA-28 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Joel Sifuentes was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on October 1, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample E282452. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher EYE SEA HOLLYWOOD” following the 6th race on July 1, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 37.5±2.2 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 20.7±2.5 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. on August 21, 2018.

Martin Orona Sr., the trainer of record for horse “EYE SEA HOLLYWOOD”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this Martin Orona Sr.’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For Joel Sifuente’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 “EYE SEA HOLLYWOOD” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    2. The horse “EYE SEA HOLLYWOOD” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 6th race on July 1, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Strawberries On Fire
                2. Louisiana Bo Peep
                3. Mistys Benz
                4. Di Samatha James
                5. Cj Cartel
                6. Srs Sudden Glory
                7. Denali Hawk Unplaced “EYE SEA HOLLYWOOD
Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8(U)(1) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.8(T)Protection of Horses/ 15.2.6.9(F)Permissible Medications With Acceptable Levels /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

Name: ARNOLDO CARRILLO Ruling Date: 9/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-22 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/14/2018 Suspension End: 9/16/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer, Arnoldo Carrillo., having been telephonically notified, is hereby summarily suspended (effective immediately, September 14, 2018 for the detection of the Class B drug Clenbuterol in sample #E277054, per 15.2.1.9(B)(2).

The summary suspension is in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” in horse “Coronas Dashin Injun” (Test Sample #: E277054) who finished SECOND place in the 4th race on August 26, 2018, at The Downs in Albuquerque, NM.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Arnoldo Carrillo is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC and all horses owned, trained, or under the care Arnoldo Carrillo are denied entry, pending the outcome of his hearing on September 20, 2018 at 9:30 am in the Board of Steward’s office at The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b).

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing”. 15.2.6.9 (A)(11) NMAC: Any person who the stewards or the commission believe may have committed acts in violation of criminal statues may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Administrative action taken by the stewards or the commission does not prohibit a prosecution for a criminal act, nor does a potential criminal prosecution stall administrative action by the stewards or the commission. 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Conduct Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing not specifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties. 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JAVIER ROMAN Ruling Date: 9/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2018-NMS-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/14/2018 Suspension End: 11/13/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Javier Roman Jr. was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 2, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drugs “Clenbuterol” and Albuterol detected in the urine of horse “Jess Botticelli” (Test Sample #: E276219), who finished in 1st place in the 7th race on June 29, 2018, at the Downs at Albquerque Racetrack.

The certificate of analysis detected “Albuterol” at a level of 12.1 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine and Clenbuterol. (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Javier Roman Jr.

Marco M. Loya, is the owner of record for horse “Jess Botticelli”, and was duly notified..

For Javier Roman Jr. 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 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting September 14, 2018, through November 13, 2018, inclusive.
  2. A ($1000.00) One Thousand Dollar fine to be paid on or before October 3, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time will result in immediate suspension.

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 “Jess Botticelli” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 28, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.

During said time of applicable suspension Javier Roman Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Javier Roman Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by, owned by, or in the care and custody of Javier Roman Jr. must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances , 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION, and 16.47.1.10(D)(5)Assistant Trainers. Licensee is found in violation of and 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: CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ Ruling Date: 8/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-135 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Carlos Alvidrez was duly notified and appeared with translator Joel Valeriano for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drugs Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), Phenylbutazone, and Flunixin (a stacking violation for class 4 Penalty C minor, 15.2.6.9(N)(6)NSAIDS), found in test sample E282400. The test sample was taken from the second place finisher Mountain Party” following the 1st race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at .84±.03 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and Flunixin at 16±.6 nanograms per milliliter in the blood. Dexamethasone at 136±2.2 pg/ml in the blood (the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carlos Alvidrez.

Cuauhtemoc Anguinan and Christina Anguiano, the owners of record for horse “Mountain Party”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this their FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For Carlos Alvidrez’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR 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. For the Dexamethasone violation - A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before September 25, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. For the Phenylbutazone and Flunixin stacking violation- A ($500) five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before September 25, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine in the prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Name: CUAUHTEMOC ANGUIANO Ruling Date: 8/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-136 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Cuauhtemoc Anguinan and Christina Anguiano were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drugs Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), Phenylbutazone, and Flunixin (a stacking violation for class 4 Penalty C minor, 15.2.6.9(N)(6)NSAIDS), found in test sample E282400. The test sample was taken from the second place finisher Mountain Party” following the 1st race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at .84±.03 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and Flunixin at 16±.6 nanograms per milliliter in the blood. Dexamethasone at 136±2.2 pg/ml in the blood (the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carlos Alvidrez.

Carlos Alvidrez, the trainer of record for horse “Mountain Party”, was duly notified and appeared with translator Joel Valeriano for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this Carlos Alvidrez’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For Cuauhtemoc Anguinan and Christina Anguiano’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR 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 “Mountain Party” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    2. The horse “Mountain Party” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Eddee the Eagle
                2. Lady Jodie Perry
                3. DSN Gig Em Aggie
                4. Brace for Lg
                5. Wondered Miracle
                6. Mit Bejon
                7. Cp Runnin
                8. Spotted Vike Unplaced “Mountain Party
Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Name: CHRISTINA ANGUIANO Ruling Date: 8/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-137 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Cuauhtemoc Anguinan and Christina Anguiano were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on August 25, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drugs Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), Phenylbutazone, and Flunixin (a stacking violation for class 4 Penalty C minor, 15.2.6.9(N)(6)NSAIDS), found in test sample E282400. The test sample was taken from the second place finisher Mountain Party” following the 1st race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM.

The certificate of analysis from Industrial Laboratories (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at .84±.03 micrograms per milliliter in the blood and Flunixin at 16±.6 nanograms per milliliter in the blood. Dexamethasone at 136±2.2 pg/ml in the blood (the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3)). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carlos Alvidrez.

Carlos Alvidrez, the trainer of record for horse “Mountain Party”, was duly notified and appeared with translator Joel Valeriano for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this Carlos Alvidrez’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR medication violation in a 365-day period .

For Cuauhtemoc Anguinan and Christina Anguiano’s FIRST Class 4C MAJOR and FIRST class 4C MINOR 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 “Mountain Party” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    2. The horse “Mountain Party” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on June 29, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Eddee the Eagle
                2. Lady Jodie Perry
                3. DSN Gig Em Aggie
                4. Brace for Lg
                5. Wondered Miracle
                6. Mit Bejon
                7. Cp Runnin
                8. Spotted Vike Unplaced “Mountain Party
Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3) Absolute Insurer/.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
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: LILLY A LEYBA Ruling Date: 7/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2018-DAA-33 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Lilly Leyba was duly notified and waived his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on July 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from U C Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Rg Miracle” (Test Sample #: NM30682), who finished in 2nd place in the 7th race on May 04, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack in Farmington, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined.

Ruben Leyba Jr, was the trainer of record for horse “Rg Miracle”, and was duly notified.

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

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

    1. 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 “Rg Miracle” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 17, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. In accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Purse Redistribution, The horse “Rg Miracle” is hereby disqualified from second place and ordered unplaced from the 7th race on May 04, 2018, at Sunray Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Cartels Star Daddy
                2. Go Daddy Gone
                3. Daddy Queen Cartel
                4. First Note Medley
                5. Passemupjesse
                6. Pjs Gonna Ro
                7. Heza Wild Dragon
                8. Jess Bordeaux
                9. First Moon Fire
Unplaced “Rg Miracle” 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: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-231 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1666.67 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Leslie Amestoy was duly notified, failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Betamethasone (class 4 penalty category C major drug) found in test sample NM29849 taken from the 2nd place finisher Ice Patrol” following the 7th race, on January 7, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Betamethasone at a level of 136 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment#2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Ross Amestoy.

Pierre Amestoy and Mike Abraham, the co-owners of record for horse “Ice Patrol”, were duly notified and failed to appear for their hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Pierre Amestoy’s FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period and Mike Abraham’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Ice Patrol”, was duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine (to be equally divided, $1,666.67 each) to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Ice Patrol” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Ice Patrol” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race, on January 7, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Streakin Dome
                2. Whoop Whoop
                3. Siabolical Mile
                4. Accompany
                5. Classy Homewrecker
                6. Darshini
                7. Fortyfoursmokeless
                8. El Gigante
                9. Stormy Dani Unplaced “Ice Patrol
Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.
Name: PIERRE JR. AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-232 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1666.67 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Pierre Amestoy was duly notified, failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Betamethasone (class 4 penalty category C major drug) found in test sample NM29849 taken from the 2nd place finisher Ice Patrol” following the 7th race, on January 7, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Betamethasone at a level of 136 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment#2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Ross Amestoy.

Leslie Amestoy and Mike Abraham, the co-owners of record for horse “Ice Patrol”, were duly notified and failed to appear for their hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Leslie Amestoy’s FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period and Mike Abraham’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Ice Patrol”, was duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine (to be equally divided, $1,666.67 each) to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Ice Patrol” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Ice Patrol” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race, on January 7, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Streakin Dome
                2. Whoop Whoop
                3. Siabolical Mile
                4. Accompany
                5. Classy Homewrecker
                6. Darshini
                7. Fortyfoursmokeless
                8. El Gigante
                9. Stormy Dani Unplaced “Ice Patrol
Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.

Name: PIERRE JR. AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-232-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1666.67 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Modification not required.

Name: MIKE CHARLES ABRAHAM Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-230 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1666.67 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Mike Abraham 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 March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Betamethasone (class 4 penalty category C major drug) found in test sample NM29849 taken from the 2nd place finisher Ice Patrol” following the 7th race, on January 7, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Betamethasone at a level of 136 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment#2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Ross Amestoy.

Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy, the co-owners of record for horse “Ice Patrol”, were duly notified and failed to appear for their hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is their FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Ice Patrol”, was duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine (to be equally divided, $1,666.67 each) to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Ice Patrol” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Ice Patrol” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 7th race, on January 7, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Streakin Dome
                2. Whoop Whoop
                3. Siabolical Mile
                4. Accompany
                5. Classy Homewrecker
                6. Darshini
                7. Fortyfoursmokeless
                8. El Gigante
                9. Stormy Dani
Unplaced “Ice PatrolLicensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-229 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/28/2018 Suspension End: 6/12/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Ross Amestoy was duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 7, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Betamethasone (class 4 penalty category C major drug) found in test sample NM29849 taken from the 2nd place finisher Ice Patrol” following the 7th race, on January 7, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Betamethasone at a level of 136 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Betamethasone is 10 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment#2). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Mike Abraham, Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy, the owners of record for horse “Ice Patrol”, were duly notified and failed to appear for their hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Mike Abraham’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period and Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy’s FOURTH Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period.

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

    1. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 45 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-138, April 28, 2018, through June 11, 2018, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension Ross Amestoy 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 Ross Amestoy 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 or in the care and custody of Ross Amestoy must done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

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

Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-161 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/1/2018 Suspension End: 11/30/2018
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Martin Orona Jr. was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on March 10, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Daniel Marquez from January 14, 2018, to January 28, 2018, and then continued again to March 10, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty B drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Watch For Corona”(Test Sample #: NM13234), who finished third place in the 3rd race on June 13, 2015, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack in Albuquerque, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on August 4, 2015.

Victor Diaz, the owner of horse “Watch For Corona”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Victor Diaz’s THIRD Class 3B medication in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations.

For Trainer Martin Orona Jr.’s THIRD Class 3B medication in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 365 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-73, July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, inclusive.
    2. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 13, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(A)(3)Medications and Prohibited Substances/ 15.2.6.9(C) Medications and Prohibited Substances/15.2.6.9(D)(1-3) Medications and Prohibited Substances/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1-3)Absolute Insurer/16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules.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: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 1/31/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-161-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/1/2018 Suspension End: 11/30/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-161 - Appeal Submitted to Commission Appeal was received by Steward Jill Cathey on March 22, 2018
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 2/5/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-161-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/1/2018 Suspension End: 11/30/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-161 - Penalty Affirmed;

BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO 2018-SUN-161-AFF

IN THE MATTER OF TRAINER MARTIN M. ORONA, JR. ID#32292 FOR POSITIVE SAMPLE #NM13234 AND FOR THE RULING NUMBER 2018-SUN-161 HORSE: “WATCH FOR CORONA” DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) on November 15, 2018 and January 17, 2019 on review of the Hearing Officer’s Report in the above-captioned matter pursuant to provisions of NMSA 1978, §§ 60-1A-1 through -30 of the Horse Racing Act. An evidentiary hearing was held on August 2, 2018 before Hearing Officer Monica Ontiveros, Esq., appointed by the Commission to act as the Hearing Officer in this matter. The hearing was recorded by NMRC Staff, Tina M. Arce, and the recording is in the custody of the New Mexico Racing Commission. The administrative prosecutor for the New Mexico Racing Commission was Ismael Camacho Lopez, Esq. At the time of the hearing, the Respondent was represented by Daniel Marquez, Esq., however the Respondent did not appear. Owner, Victor Diaz did not request a hearing in this matter, and did not appear at the hearing. On November 12, 2018, Respondent’s attorney submitted a proposed settlement agreement, however, the Commission rejected said agreement at their regular meeting on January 17, 2019. Instead, a quorum of the Commission, having familiarized itself with the recording of the August 2, 2018 hearing, the Hearing Officer’s Report, and the exhibits admitted into evidence, adopted Hearing Officer Ontiveros’ Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law as follows: FINDINGS OF FACT JURISDICTION 1. A Notice of Contemplated Disciplinary Action (Notice of August 2, 2018 Hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. and Contemplated Disciplinary Action) listed the allegations and the violations found in NMSA 1978, Section 60-lA-1 l (E) (2013) and regulations 15.2.6.9 and 16.47.1.10 NMAC. The Notice was filed on May 21, 2018 and served on Respondent's attorney, Mr. Marquez, by the Commission on May 21, 2018. [Administrative File]. (It should be noted that the Respondent listed on page 1 of the Notice of August 2, 2018 Hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. and Contemplated Disciplinary Action is incorrect and is a typographical error. The caption of the Notice clearly identifies Martin M. Orona, Jr. as the trainer and Mr. Orona is listed as the client of Mr. Marquez on the service page of the Notice.) 2. Pursuant to 15.2.1.9(C)(2)(b), the Commission provided Respondent with notice of the hearing by mailing the Notice to Mr. Marquez, and he accepted the Notice. See also Mills v. N.M State Bd. of Psychologist Exam 'rs, 1997-NMSC-028, ~~ 13-15, 123 N.M. 421, 941 P.2d 502. 3. The Notice of August 2, 2018 Hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. and Contemplated Disciplinary Action set out the date and time of the hearing and was served by regular mail to Respondent's attorney, Daniel Marquez, by Tina M. Arce, paralegal for the Commission, to Mr. Marquez' address pursuant to 15.2.1.9(C)(2)(b) NMAC. [Administrative File]. 4. Respondent filed an appeal to Ruling #2018-SUN-161 issued by the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 22, 2018. [Ex. 3]. The Board of Stewards suspended Respondent from racing from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. [Administrative File.] The record of the Stewards' proceeding is part of this record as required by 15.2.l(B)(9)(e). TRAINER Orona 5. Respondent has been a licensed trainer in the state of New Mexico since at least February 18, 2014, license number 5-60-83852. [Ex. 27]. 6. Ms. Ryan testified that after reviewing Respondent's history, Respondent has had two offenses in the past 365 days, prior to the alleged offense in the Notice. [MP3, Track 12, 30: 17-33:25; Ex. 13]. The screen shots of the rulings, or Exhibit 13, do not indicate which rulings were Category B violations. [MP3, Track 12, 30:45-31:00]. Ms. Ryan testified that an investigation of each ruling must be made to determine the number or prior offenses, which is how she determined Respondent had two prior offenses. [MP3, Track 12, 30:45-31:00]. SAMPLE #NM13234, "Watch for Corona" 7. At all times material to these findings, "Watch for Corona" was owned by Victor Diaz ("Diaz"). [Ex. IO]. Diaz did not appeal Ruling #2018-SUN-161 nor did he request a hearing in this matter. [MP3, Track 7]. 8. On June 13, 2015, "Watch for Corona" participated in the 3rd Race – Quarter Horse Race at the Downs at the Albuquerque Racetrack in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [Ex. 10] . 9. "Watch for Corona" placed 3rd in the race on June 13, 2015. [Ex. 8]. 10. At all times material to these findings, Dr. England worked as the official veterinarian at the Downs at the Albuquerque Racetrack in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [MP3, Track 8, 1:15-1:53]. 11. On June 13, 2015, Dr. England supervised and directed the drug testing of "Watch for Corona" by Daniel Mueller, Dr. England's assistant, in the test barn at the Downs at the Albuquerque Racetrack. [MP3, Track 8, 1:52-2:03; Track 4, 20:27-20:56; Track 4, 29:07-29: 11]. Mr. Mueller has been an assistant to the veterinarian at the Downs at the Albuquerque Racetrack for around 13 years. [MP3, Track 4, 18:41-19:19]. 12. Dr. England testified that the procedure for drug testing a horse is that once a horse is identified for drug testing, it is escorted into the test barn. [MP3, Track 8, 6:23-6:38]. 13. Mr. Mueller testified that one of his duties is to make sure that the correct horse is escorted to the test barn. [MP3, Track 4, 21:25-21:37]. His other duties include making sure that the test area is a clean environment and he verifies the identity of the trainer . [MP3, Track 4, 21:27-21:52]. 14. Dr. England testified that once the horse enters the test barn, the horse is then cooled down and observed or watched. [MP3, Track 8, 6:53-6:58]. A trainer or groom is the only other person allowed to be present in the stall and the trainer or groom cannot leave the test barn area until the urine or blood sample is taken. [MP3, Track 8, 6:58-7:11]. When the sample of the urine or blood is ready to be taken, the trainer or groom enters the stall where the horse is located, along with Dr. England's assistant who collects the sample. [MP3, Track 8, 7:14-7:31]. 15. Once the urine sample is taken, the sample is then brought to the laboratory which is on location and the sample is split into two separate containers which are then sealed and stored in a freezer (urine). [MP3, Track 8, 7:14-7:32; Track 8, 11:29-11:38]. The trainer or groom is with Dr. England's assistant when the split of the sample is made. [MP3, Track 8, 7:14-7:23]. 16. Dr. England testified that the trainer or groom observes the sample being placed in a container and then sealed. The trainer or groom acknowledges on the seal and on the Acknowledgment of Test Sample that he or she observed the sample being taken. [MP3, Track 8, 8:10-8:30]. 17. Dr. England also testified that he makes sure that the labels are properly placed on the containers. [MP3, Track 8, 8:24-8:45]. 18. At night, Dr. England and his assistant go through the samples to make sure the samples correspond to the Test Sample Shipping Invoice. [MP3, Track 8, 11:42-11:57; Ex. 22]. 19. All the samples are locked in the freezer. [MP3, Track 8, 11:57-12:02]. 20. The laboratory is locked and the test barn has a chain link fence around the test barn and is secured and locked. [MP3, Track 8, 12:01-12:07]. 21. Dr. England testified that the procedure outlined in the above findings was used to collect the urine sample for "Watch for Corona," sample #NM13234. [MP3, Track 8, 7:31-7:55]. 22. Mr. Mueller signed the Acknowledgement of Test Sample for sample #NM13234 and recognizes Dr. England's signature on the form. [MP3, Track 4, 22:35-23:22; Ex. 8]. 23. Mr. Mueller verified that "Watch for Corona" was the horse being tested, verified the tattoo on "Watch for Corona," verified the trainer's license number and verified that the trainer signed the acknowledgment form. [MP3, Track 4, 26:54-27:35; Track 4, 28:15-28:30; Ex. 8]. 24. Mr. Mueller testified that when he collected the urine sample from "Watch for Corona" he used medical gloves, which were new, and then discarded the gloves after use. [MP3, Track 4, 29:06-29:25; Track 4, 37:29-37:50]. Mr. Mueller collected the urine sample with a clean dry sample cup. The trainer, Respondent, verified that the sample cup was clean and dry. [MP3, Track 4, 29:31-29:53]. 25. After the sample of urine was taken, Mr. Mueller and Respondent, then exited the stall and went to a counter inside the laboratory, where the urine sample was split and sealed in a container. [MP3, Track 4, 30:09-30:34]. Respondent witnessed the splitting of the sample and the sealing of the sample in a container. [MP3, Track 4, 30:25-31:38]. 26. After the sample was sealed, a label was placed on the container and Respondent initialed the seal on the container verifying that the sample was sealed. [MP3, Track 4, 32:00-32:34]. 27. The sample for "Watch for Corona" had the number of #NM13234 for identification purposes, which was on the label and the seal. [Ex. 8, page 2]. 28. On June 13, 2015, "Watch for Corona" completed his race at 2:27 p.m. post time, and arrived at the test barn at 2:39 p.m. The sample was obtained at 3:10 p.m. [MP3, Track 4, 39:10-39:30; Ex. 8]. 29. Sample #NM13234 was mailed via Fed Express in a cooler to the University of California, Davis Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory on June 15, 2015. [Ex. 1, page 5; MP3, Track 9, 25:51-26:25]. 30. The Lab is certified and approved by the Commission. [MP3, Track 9, 34:00-34:14]. 31. Sample #NM13234 was delivered to the Lab on June 16, 2015, by Federal Express. [Ex. 1, page 6; MP3, Track 9, 31:30-31:42]. 32. The Test Sample Shipping Invoice indicates that sample #NM13234 was received by the Lab on June 16, 2015. [Ex. 1, pages 7-8; MP3, Track 9, 26:52-27:40]. 33. The Lab received sample #NM13234 in a cooler with the seal on the lid of the container of the sample intact. [Ex. 1, page 13]. 34. Dr. Stanley from the Lab supervised and was responsible for the screening of sample #NM13234. [MP3, Track 9, 17:59-18:08]. 35. The Lab screened sample #NM13234 by the standard methodologies and operating procedures and in addition, the Lab confirmed the result with a second confirmatory analysis. [Ex. l , pages 52-67; pages 68-88 and page 87; MP3, Track 9, 32:22-33:19]. 36. The Lab used liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to analyze the urine sample. [MP3, Track 9, 33:20-35:04]. 37. There were no known substances found to interfere with the determination of finding clenbuterol in sample #NM13234 by the Lab's procedure. [Ex. 1, page 87]. 38. On June 24, 2015, sample #NM13234 was analyzed by the Lab to have 391 pg/ml clenbuterol above the authorized therapeutic medication limit of 140 picograms per milliliter. [Ex. 1, page 90; MP3, Track 9, 23:23-24:20]. (NMAC 15.2.6 incorporates Attachment #2, ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule for Horses-Version 2.2, Revised April 2015 which sets out the threshold level of clenbuterol as 140 picograms per milliliter of urine on page 2.) 39. Clenbuterol is a Class 3B drug with a threshold amount not to exceed 140 picograms per milliliter. [MP3, Track 9, 23:23-24:20] 40. Dr. Stanley reviewed the report and certified the analysis of the report. [Ex. 1, page 90]. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW 1. This matter came properly before the Commission as an appeal of Ruling #2018- SUN-161 and as a proposed disciplinary matter by the Commission pursuant to NMSA 1978, Sections 60-1A-4(A)(8) (2007) and 60-1A-5(C) (2007). 2. The Commission properly noticed the hearing and jurisdiction lies over the parties and the subject matter of this hearing. 3. The Commission provided notice of the hearing to Respondent's attorney, Daniel Marquez, pursuant to 15.2.1.9(C)(2)(b) NMAC. 4. The Commission rules are intended "to protect the integrity of horse racing, to ensure the health and welfare of race horses and to safeguard the interests of the public and the participants in racing." 15.2.6.6 NMAC. 5. The "uniform classification guidelines for foreign substances and recommended penalties and model rule," April 2015, version 9.0 and "arci [Association of Racing Commissioners, Inc.] controlled therapeutic medication schedule for horses," version 2.2 revised, are incorporated by reference in rule 15.2.6.9. 15.2.6.9 NMAC (9/16/15). 6. A positive test for a drug, medication or substance that exceeds the minimum threshold, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, as reported by a Commission approved laboratory, absent substantial evidence to the contrary, is prima facie evidence of a violation. 15.2.6.11 (A) NMAC. 7. The minimum threshold amount of clenbuterol may not exceed 140 picograms per milliliter of urine. 15.2.6 NMAC (attachment #2). Clenbuterol is a Class 3B therapeutic medication. 15.2.6 NMAC (attachment #1, page 3). 8. The level of clenbuterol detected in "Watch for Corona" was 391 picograms per milliliter of urine as analyzed by a laboratory approved by the Commission and is prima facie evidence of a violation. 9. There was no evidence presented by Respondent rebutting the prima facie evidence. 10. Respondent is the trainer of "Watch for Corona." 11. The trainer of record is the "absolute insurer" of the condition of the horse entered in an official race and is responsible for the presence of any drug, medication or other substance above the threshold level. 15.2.6.11 (A) and (B) and 16.47.1.10(B) NMAC. 12. Test results are admissible upon the Prosecution establishing the identity of a sample with reasonable certainty. Claridge v. New Mexico State Racing Comm 'n, 1988-NMCA-056, l 07 N.M. 632, 763 P.2d 66. Respondent argued that the chain of custody had not been established by the Prosecution. The Hearing Officer ruled that sufficient evidence had been introduced to establish the chain of custody and the identity of the sample with reasonable certainty. 13. The penalty for a trainer's third violation of a Class 3B medication in a 365-day period is a minimum of a 60-day suspension, absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors to a maximum of a one year suspension, with a minimum fine of $2,500 fine absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors to a maximum of $5,000 fine or five percent of price (greater of the two). 15.2.6.9(C)(2) NMAC. 14. No mitigating factors were presented by Respondent. 15. Victor Diaz, the Owner of "Watch for Corona" did not appeal the Stewards' Ruling and did not appeal the proposed disciplinary action and therefore this Report does not address his penalties or fines. ORDER IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Respondent Trainer Martin M. Orona, Jr. is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in a horse he is training. As such, Respondent Trainer Martin M. Orona, Jr. shall be assessed the following penalties for the positive test on June 13, 2015 of Clenbuterol in excess of 140 pg/ml in violation of the rules of the New Mexico Racing Commission, Sample No. NM13234: I. A fine in the amount of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3500), which must be paid within thirty (30) days pursuant to 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC; II. Suspension, which ran July 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018; This Decision and 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. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: ____________ Chairman Willis:__________________________________

Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-152 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Martin Orona Jr. was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on March 10, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Daniel Marquez from January 14, 2018, to January 28, 2018, and then continued again to March 10, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty B drug stanozolol metabolite “OH-stanozolol” detected in the urine of horse “Johnny Walker”(Test Sample #: NM12865), who finished FIRST place in the 2nd race on June 5, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in Ruidoso, NM.

Rogelio Carrasco Sr., the owner of horse “Johnny Walker”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

The Board of Stewards hereby dismisses this case due to lack of evidence presented by the State Investigator during the hearing. The case is hereby dismissed and the purse being held from the 2nd race on June 5, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack shall be released in its original order.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(6)(b) Proceedings Before The Board Of Stewards: Evidence The stewards shall allow a full presentation of evidence and are not bound by the technical rules of evidence. The stewards may admit hearsay evidence if the stewards determine the evidence is of a type that is commonly relied on by reasonably prudent people. The rules of privilege recognized by state law apply in hearings before the stewards. Hearsay evidence alone is insufficient basis for a ruling.

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: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-152-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-152 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. The State Investigator changed to include the name "Ryan". Owner/Trainer Martin Orona Jr. was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on March 10, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Daniel Marquez from January 14, 2018, to January 28, 2018, and then continued again to March 10, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty B drug stanozolol metabolite “OH-stanozolol” detected in the urine of horse “Johnny Walker”(Test Sample #: NM12865), who finished FIRST place in the 2nd race on June 5, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in Ruidoso, NM.

Rogelio Carrasco Sr., the owner of horse “Johnny Walker”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

The Board of Stewards hereby dismisses this case due to lack of evidence presented by State Investigator Ryan during the hearing. The case is hereby dismissed and the purse being held from the 2nd race on June 5, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack shall be released in its original order.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(6)(b) Proceedings Before The Board Of Stewards: Evidence The stewards shall allow a full presentation of evidence and are not bound by the technical rules of evidence. The stewards may admit hearsay evidence if the stewards determine the evidence is of a type that is commonly relied on by reasonably prudent people. The rules of privilege recognized by state law apply in hearings before the stewards. Hearsay evidence alone is insufficient basis for a ruling.

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: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-151 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/14/2018 Suspension End: 4/13/2018
Ruling Text: Owner/Authorized Agent/Trainer Justin Evans was duly notified and represented telephonically by his attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on March 9, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Gene Chavez from February 10, 2018 to February 25, 2018 and then continued again to March 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM30226. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher Dapirate” following the 8th race on November 26, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 47 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 59.1±3.1 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on January 4, 2018.

Larry Nichols, Denise Nichols, and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick), the owners of record for horse “Dapirate”, were duly notified for a hearing on February 25, 2018. Denise Nichols, failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. Larry Nichols and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick) waived their rights to a formal hearing. This is their first Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365 day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS

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

        1. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 16, 2018, through April 14, 2018, inclusive.
15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances -Procedures shall be established to ensure that a licensed trainer is not able to benefit financially during the period for which the individual has been suspended. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that horses are not transferred to a licensed person within the first degree of affinity (marriage relationship) or first degree of consanguinity (blood relationship): (a) first degree of affinity shall mean the licensee’s spouse or spouse’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter; (b) first degree of consanguinity shall mean the licensee’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION The transfer of a horse to avoid application of a commission rule or ruling is prohibited. During said time of applicable suspension Justin Evans 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 Justin Evans are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.

Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-151-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/14/2018 Suspension End: 4/13/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-151 - Modified Ruling15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. SUSPENSION DATES CORRECTED Owner/Authorized Agent/Trainer Justin Evans was duly notified and represented telephonically by his attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on March 9, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Gene Chavez from February 10, 2018 to February 25, 2018 and then continued again to March 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM30226. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher Dapirate” following the 8th race on November 26, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 47 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Dexamethasone was confirmed at 59.1±3.1 pg/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on January 4, 2018.

Larry Nichols, Denise Nichols, and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick), the owners of record for horse “Dapirate”, were duly notified for a hearing on February 25, 2018. Denise Nichols, failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. Larry Nichols and Ms. Winifred Vick (trustee Robert Vick) waived their rights to a formal hearing. This is their first Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365 day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS

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

        1. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 14, 2018, through April 12, 2018, inclusive.
15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances -Procedures shall be established to ensure that a licensed trainer is not able to benefit financially during the period for which the individual has been suspended. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that horses are not transferred to a licensed person within the first degree of affinity (marriage relationship) or first degree of consanguinity (blood relationship): (a) first degree of affinity shall mean the licensee’s spouse or spouse’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter; (b) first degree of consanguinity shall mean the licensee’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION The transfer of a horse to avoid application of a commission rule or ruling is prohibited. During said time of applicable suspension Justin Evans 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 Justin Evans are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.
Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 3/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-138 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/29/2018 Suspension End: 4/28/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Ross Amestoy was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM29786. The test sample was taken from the winner Western Warning” following the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 1630 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy, the owners of record for horse “Western Warning”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is their THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses to run consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-134, March 29, 2018, through April 27, 2018, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension Ross Amestoy 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 Ross Amestoy 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 or in the care and custody of Ross Amestoy must done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

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

Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 3/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-134 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/14/2018 Suspension End: 3/29/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Ross Amestoy was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM29222. The test sample was taken from the winner Moon River” following the 2nd race on December 29,2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 121 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Methocarbamol was confirmed at a level of 138±3 ng/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on January 29, 2018.

Mike Abraham, Pierre Amestoy, and Leslie Amestoy, the owners of record for horse “Moon River”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is their SECOND Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period . For Ross Amestoy’s SECOND Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365 day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards hereby assess penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,500) one thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 14, 2018, through March 28, 2018, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension Ross Amestoy is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Ross Amestoy 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 or in the care and custody of Ross Amestoy must done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

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

Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 3/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-137 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Mike Abraham, Pierre Amestoy, and Leslie Amestoy were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM29222. The test sample was taken from the winner Moon River” following the 2nd race on December 29,2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 121 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Methocarbamol was confirmed at a level of 138±3 ng/ml in the blood of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on January 29, 2018.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Moon River”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s SECOND Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

For Mike Abraham, Pierre Amestoy, and Leslie Amestoy’s SECOND 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 “Moon River” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    2. The horse “Moon River” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 2nd race on December 29,2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Fiery Strawfly
                2. Cache This Cheque
                3. Laynis Diamond
                4. Starz Power
                5. Penny Snipin
                6. Jess Lobita
                7. Taco Bay
                8. Bonnie the Barfly
                9. Jess My Choice
Unplaced “Moon RiverLicensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 3/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM29786. The test sample was taken from the winner Western Warning” following the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM.

The affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 1630 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Western Warning”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine divided between the two owners, Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy ($2,500 each), to be paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Western Warning” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Western Warning” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Keep On Zenon On
                2. Wheredoesthecashgo
                3. Pac Sum Heat
                4. Big Boom
                5. Tucker D
Unplaced “Western WarningLicensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(a)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9 medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(B)(4)(e) medications and prohibited substances/15.2.6.9(C)(1) medications and prohibited substances/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-140 - Appeal Submitted
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-140 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process- a STAY was issued for the fines related to this ruling. See documents, or Tina
Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 4/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-140-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-140 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Owners Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Methocarbamol (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM29786. The test sample was taken from the winner Western Warning” following the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, NM.

The certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 1630 ng/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Methocarbamol is 1.0 ng/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 5). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Western Warning”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Ross Amestoy’s THIRD Class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine divided between the two owners, Pierre Amestoy and Leslie Amestoy ($2,500 each), to be paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Western Warning” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    3. The horse “Western Warning” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on January 2, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

1.Keep On Zenon On 2.Wheredoesthecashgo 3.Pac Sum Heat 4.Big Boom 5.Tucker D

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

Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 2/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-73 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/2/2018 Suspension End: 7/1/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr., was duly notified and responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 4, 2018, for being on the grounds of Sunland Park Racetrack, while under suspension.

The Board of Stewards hereby issue Martin Orona Jr. a suspension of all NMRC licenses for a period of 60 days, running consecutively from ruling 2018-SUN-25, May 2, 2018, through June 30, 2018, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension , Martin Orona Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) Exclusion. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of , Martin Orona Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) Exclusion.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) Exclusion The steward, agency director, or commission may order an individual ejected or excluded from all or part of any premises under the regulatory jurisdiction of the commission if the stewards, agency director, or commission determine that the individual's presence on association grounds is inconsistent with maintaining the honesty and integrity of racing.

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: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 1/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-53 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr. were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board Of Stewards on January 20, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug), found in test sample NM 29566. The test sample was taken from the winnerTiz Valiant” following the 5th race, December 04, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, Nm.

The affidavit indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 17.76 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Tiz Valiant”, waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards. This is Ross Amestoy’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

For Owners Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr.’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a penalty as follows, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

    1. The horse “Tiz Valiant”, must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to enter.

Licensee is found 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.

Name: LESLIE ANN AMESTOY Ruling Date: 2/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-53-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-53 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Infraction occurred at Zia Park Racetrack, not Sunland Park.

Owners Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr. were duly notified, failed to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board Of Stewards on January 20, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug), found in test sample NM 29566. The test sample was taken from the winnerTiz Valiant” following the 5th race, December 04, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

The affidavit indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 17.76 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Ross Amestoy, the trainer of record for horse “Tiz Valiant”, waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards. This is Ross Amestoy’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

For Owners Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr.’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby issues a penalty as follows, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

    1. The horse “Tiz Valiant”, must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to enter.

Licensee is found 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.

Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 1/23/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Ross Amestoy, having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on January 20, 2018, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC). The affidavit was for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 29566 taken from the winnerTiz Valiant” following the 5th race, December 04, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, Nm.

The affidavit indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 17.76 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr., the owners of record for horse “Tiz Valiant”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is their FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

For Ross Amestoy’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before January 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f) Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B) Penalty Recommendations.

Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 2/2/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-51-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-51 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Infraction occurred at Zia Park Racetrack, not Sunland Park.

Trainer Ross Amestoy, having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on January 20, 2018, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC). The affidavit was for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 29566 taken from the winnerTiz Valiant” following the 5th race, December 04, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack, in Hobbs, Nm.

The affidavit indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 17.76 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr., the owners of record for horse “Tiz Valiant”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is their FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

For Ross Amestoy’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before January 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f) Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B) Penalty Recommendations.

Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 2/6/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-51-MOD1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-51 - Modified Ruling correct month for payment due is February 23, 2018. 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Trainer Ross Amestoy, having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on January 20, 2018, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC). The affidavit was for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 29566 taken from the winnerTiz Valiant” following the 5th race, December 04, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, in Sunland Park, Nm.

The affidavit indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 17.76 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr., the owners of record for horse “Tiz Valiant”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is their FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

For Ross Amestoy’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before February 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f) Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B) Penalty Recommendations.

Name: Ross A Amestoy Ruling Date: 2/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-51-MOD2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-51 - Modified Ruling- correct month for payment due is February 23, 2018. 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Trainer Ross Amestoy, having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on January 20, 2018, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC). The affidavit was for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 29566 taken from the winnerTiz Valiant” following the 5th race, December 04, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack, in Hobbs, Nm.

The affidavit indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 17.76 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Ross Amestoy.

Mike Abraham, Leslie Amestoy, and Pierre J. Amestoy Jr., the owners of record for horse “Tiz Valiant”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is their FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS.

For Ross Amestoy’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before February 23, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f) Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 (A)Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2)(3)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B) Penalty Recommendations.

Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 1/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-25 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/2/2018 Suspension End: 5/2/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer, Martin Orona Jr. (currently under suspension), was notified and appeared with attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 14, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty B drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Ave Fenix”(Test Sample #: NM12223), who finished 2nd place in the 3rd race on May 29, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in Ruidoso, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on August 4, 2015..

Jovi Investment Corp (Victor Diaz), the owner of horse “Ave Fenix”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Victor Diaz’s FIRST Class 3B medication in a 365-day period, in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from ruling 2017-ZIA-225, April 2, 2018, through May 1, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 19, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(A)(3) Medication Restrictions and Prohibited Substances/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1) Penalty Recommendations/ 15.2.6.9(D) Medication Restrictions/ 16.47.1.10(B) Absolute Insurer/ 16.47.1.8 Knowledge of the Rules.

Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 12/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-225 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/17/2018 Suspension End: 4/1/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr. was duly notified , failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on December 4, 2017. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug), found in test sample NM30969, taken from the winner REGARDSTOBRIMMINGTON” following the 6th race on November 5, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 180 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Martin Orona Jr.

Javier Beltran, the owner of record for horse “REGARDSTOBRIMMINGTON”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Javier Beltran’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period .

For Martin Orona Jr.’s SECOND Class 4C medication violation in a 365 day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,500) one thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before January 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses, running consecutively from ruling 2014-SUN-448, March 17, 2018, through March 31, 2018, inclusive.

During said time of applicable suspension Martin Orona Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Martin Orona Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.6.9 Attachment 2, Page 3 Threshold limit for Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml in the blood 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 CLASS 4 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES /15.2.6.11(A) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.11(B) Trainer Responsibility /16.47.1.10 (C) (5) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: 16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer / 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: RODOLFO GUADALUPE VALLES Ruling Date: 9/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/5/2017 Suspension End: 10/5/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Rodolfo Valles having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 10, 2017, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Belly Button Who”(Test Sample #: NM27783), who finished 3rd place in the 4th race on August 12, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Rodolfo Valles. Jerry Cannon and Sheree Cannon are the owners of record for horse “Belly Button Who”. This is their FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Trainer Rodolfo Valles’s First Class 3B medication violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses retroactive from September 5, 2017, through October 5, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before October 10, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension Rodolfo Valles is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Rodolfo Valles are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence /15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Purse Redistribution 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority 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: ROBERT VAN CROWELL Ruling Date: 8/18/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-127 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Robert Van Crowell having been duly notified and having telephonically waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 13, 2017, for entering the ineligible horse “JACQUILL” , which resulted in a scratch from the 8th race on July 28, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Robert Van Crowell a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00) The fine is to be paid on or before September 18, 2017, 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: 16.47.1.10 (C) (18) Trainers are responsible for horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed. 15.2.5.12(V) Ineligible horse A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when it does not meet the eligibility conditions of the race.

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)

Name: MARIO R DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 1/28/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-54 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Cuadra San Juditas LLC (Mario R. Dominguez) having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 28, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Volcoms Quest”( Test Sample #: NM20049), who finished first place in the 3rd race on July 3, 2016, at the Downs of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on December 15, 2016.

Javier Roman Jr., trainer of record for horse “Volcoms Quest”, was duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) this is Mr. Roman’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period.

For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Cuadra San Juditas LLC (Mario R. Dominguez) a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “Volcoms Quest” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 22, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Volcoms Quest” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on July 3rd at the Downs of Albuquerque, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Una Linda Corona
                2. Dashin Foose
                3. Rideawagon
                4. Miner Sam
                5. The Senators Holme
                6. Easy Anichini Dash
Unplaced “Volcoms QuestLicensee is found in violation of : 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purses and prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: STERLEN TREY WOOD Ruling Date: 12/11/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-166 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer STERLEN TREY WOOD having been duly notified and having responded by telephone, before the Board of Stewards, on December 11, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC). The report confirmed an overage for the therapeutic (class 4 penalty C) drug Methylprednisolone found in sample # NM21289 taken from the horse “Datona Doll”, who finished 1st place in the 7th race on October 30, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The concentration of Methylprednisolone was 322 pg/ml in the blood, which exceeds the authorized medication limit of 100 pg/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by STERLEN TREY WOOD.

Mark and Annette McCloy, the owners of record for horse “Datona Doll”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. Pursuant to rules 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) and 15.2.6.9 C, this is Mark and Annette McCloy’s FIRST Class 4 Category C medication in a 365 day period.

For this FIRST Class 4 Category C medication violation in a past 365 day period, the Board of Steward assess STERLEN TREY WOOD a penalty of:

    1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00). This fine is to paid on or before January 11, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse “Datona Doll” must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

STERLEN TREY WOOD is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A) 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS:(3) TRAINER 1ST offense in a Class C category (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $1,000. OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOEL MORALES VALERIANO Ruling Date: 6/25/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-45 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Joel Valeriano having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 19, 2016, for administering medication (via nebulizer) to your horse, Miss Valiant Hero V, within 24 hours prior to the7th race on May 28, 2016, which resulted in a late scratch and mutual refunding. For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Joel Valeriano a fine in the amount of five hundred dollars, ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 25, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension Trainer Joel Valeriano is found to be in violation of. 16.47.1.8 (L)(h) NMAC – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing”; 15.2.6.9 (D) (3) Except as otherwise provided by this part, a person may not administer or cause to be administered by any means to a horse a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication pursuant to this part during the 24-hour period before post time for the race in which the horse is entered.
Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 1/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-56 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Ramos, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 10, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for Class IV drug “Dexamethasone”, which was found in sample NM 11446, after it was collected from the horse “Volten” which finished first in the 2nd race, Saturday , February 7 , 2015, at Sunland Park .

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethoasone at (140 pg/ml.) Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived).

Mr. Jesus Garcia is the recorded Owner of the horse “Volten”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexamethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5.0 picograms per milliliter of plasma".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Meraz a penalty of:

    1. Five hundred dollar ($500) fine to be paid on or before February 10, 2016.

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

Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 1/16/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-56-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-SUN-56 - Modified Ruling Trainer Jose Ramos, having been duly notified, and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 10, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for Class IV drug “Dexamethasone”, which was found in sample NM 11446, after it was collected from the horse “Volten” which finished first in the 2nd race, Saturday , February 7 , 2015, at Sunland Park .

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethoasone at (140 pg/ml.) Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and waived).

Mr. Jesus Garcia is the recorded Owner of the horse “Volten”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

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

15.2.6.9 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states "The permitted quantitative test level of Dexamethasone shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 5.0 picograms per milliliter of plasma".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose Ramos_a penalty of:

    1. Five hundred dollar ($500) fine to be paid on or before February 10, 2016.

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

Name: JOSE R RAMOS Ruling Date: 1/5/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2016-SUN-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose R. Ramos, having been duly notified, and appeared without council before the Board of Stewards on January 3, 2016, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class IV Category C drug “Methylprednisolone”, which was found in sample NM18259, after it was collected from the horse “Nay Rila” which did not finish and was euthanized in the 10th race, October 25, 2015, at Zia Park.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Methylprednisolone at a level of 590 pg/ml. Split sample rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10(D) NMAC were offered and sent to Industrial Laboratories, Methylprednisolone was detected at a level of 169±16 pg/ml).

Cruz Ramirez is the recorded Owner of the horse “Nay Rila”, which was the subject of related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category C penalties will be assessed a licensed 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $1000”

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose R. Ramos a penalty of:

    1. One thousand dollar ($1,000) fine to be paid on or before February 15, 2016.

(Refer to related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park).

Name: Tyler Grundy Ruling Date: 8/2/2015
Jurisdiction: Manitoba Horse Racing Commission Facility: Killarney
Ruling Number: 05-ST-15 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: is hereby ordered against the above designated person for the following reasons

In the opinion of the Judges Tyler Grundy did violate MHRC Standardbred Rule 41 (2) g,

No driver shall: "fail to set or maintain a pace comparable to the class in which he is racing, considering track conditions, weather and circumstances in the race"

Tyler Grundy did violate the above rule while driving BURNER BABY in the 1ST race Sunday, August 2, 2015, in Killarney, MB, by going a slow first half.

Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 7/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SRP-52 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer Jesus G. Beltran having appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on July17, 2015, for failing to have a current coggins for horse, Hit the Track Runnin, which resulted in a late scratch of said horse in the ninth race on July 17, 2015 at Sunray Park.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus G. Beltran a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00).
The fine is to be paid on or before August 16, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension
Trainer Jesus G. Beltran is found to be in violation of.

Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 7/12/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-149 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/23/2015 Suspension End: 9/20/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer JESUS G BELTRAN, having been duly notified, and having appeared (with interpreter Stephanie Beltran) before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) , for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 12270, after it was collected from the horse "Couldibuyan I Pat" which finished first in the second race, Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Downs at Albuquerque;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 416 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to Mr. Beltran, with said split sampling by the Texas A&M lab indicating a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 412 +/- 12 pg/ml).

JESUS G BELTRAN is found to be in violation of