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223 Total Rulings compiled at: 4/17/2021 12:27:39 AM G.M.T.

Name: KENNETH A CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 21-RP-009 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE JOCKEY AGENT LICENSE ISSUED TO KENNETH ANDRE CRAWFORD IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE NO LONGER WORKS IN THAT CAPACITY.
Name: JOSE ANGEL MEDINA Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-013 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2021 Suspension End: 4/5/2021
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JOSE MEDINA, HAVING PLED NO CONTEST TO A VIOLATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, RIDING RULES, AND CARELESS RIDING DURING THE 3RD RACE AT WRD ON MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021. JOSE MEDINA ALLOWED HIS MOUNT #1 YAK ATTACK TO DRIFT OUT NEARING THE 3/8 POLE CAUSING #3 DICEY TO CHECK AND CLIP HEELS WITH #1 YAK ATTACK.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT JOCKEY JOSE MEDINA IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES FOR A PERIOD OF 2 CALENDARDAYS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2021 AND MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021.

Name: ISAIAS ENRIQUEZ Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP054 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/23/2021 Suspension End: 4/29/2021
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on April 16, 2021, jockey Isaias Enriquez Duarte (ADG #19993) is hereby suspended three (3) racing days (April 23, April 28, and April 29, 2021, inclusive) for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch aboard #7 "SINGING NICOLE" in the sixth (6th) race on April 14, 2021, causing interference to an outside horse.

This suspension does not preclude jockey Isaias Enriquez 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)(6)(7)(c); A.A.C.R19-2-121(E)

Name: APOLONIO NIETO-HINOJOSA Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 21-RP-018 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2021 Suspension End: 4/2/2021
Ruling Text: JOCKEY APOLONIO NIETO-HINOJOSA PLED NO CONTEST AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING TO A VIOLATION OF CARELESS RIDING, IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES FOR A PERIOD OF 7 CALENDAR DAYS. BEGINNING SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 FOR ALLOWING HIS MOUNT #3 UR EL MODELO TO DRIFT INWARD LEAVING THE STARTING GATE CAUSING INTERFERENCE TO #2 HIGH RATE OF ROI AND #1 GODDESS DEMETER RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF #3 UR EL MODELO FROM THIRD PLACE AND PLACED LAST IN THE 4TH RACE AT RP ON THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021.
Name: JAMES EVERETTE LACKEY Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SRP-1 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Assistant Trainer’s License #298919 issued to James Lackey is herby rescinded without prejudice as he is no longer employed in that position, which is a requirement to be licensed as an assistant trainer. James Lackey had applied and granted a Trainer’s License.

This ruling is in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (M)(2)Duration Of License Which states in pertinent part “A license is valid only under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license. 15.2.3.8 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 a cashier’s check, money order.

Name: CODY LEE WORST Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-006 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY CODY WORST, HAVING PAID HIS FINE IN FULL AS STIPULATED IN WRD BOS ORDER 16-WRD-011, IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING WITH THE OHRC EFF. MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021.

THE FINE HAS BEEN PAID.

Name: DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 21-RP-008 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY DANIEL ANTONIO TORRES HAVING PLED NO CONTEST TO A VIOLATION OF GROUNDS FOR DENIAL, REFUSAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE, AND HAVING WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING, IS HEREBY FINED $100 FOR FALSIFICATION OF HIS 2018 OCCUPATIONAL RACING APPLICATION REGARDING HIS MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE. MR. TORRES HAS BEEN ISSUED A 2021 OCCUPATIONAL RACING LICENSE WITH THE OHRC.

THE FINE HAS NOT BEEN PAID.

Name: JOEL MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-007 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NOW ON THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH, 2021, THIS MATTER COMES BEFORE THE BOS AT WRD, THE COMPLAINT AGAINT JOCKEY JOEL MARTINEZ JR., BY MAJORITY DECISION, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT JOCKEY JOEL MARTINEZ JR SHALL HAVE HIS FINE REDUCED FROM THE SUM OF $800 TO $400.

THE FINE HAS NOT BEEN PAID.

Name: JAMES D EILERS Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-003 Ruling Type: Completed Licensing Procedures
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: EXERCISE RIDER JAMES EILERS, HAVING APPEARED BEFORE TR BOS AT WRD ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021 REQUESTING LICENSE APPROVAL AS AN EXERCISE RIDER. AFTER SUCH HEARING AND SUBSEQUENT DETERMINATION, IS HEREBY MADE ELIGIBLE FOR LOICENSING WITH THE COLLOWING CONDITIONS:

MR. EILERS SHALL REFRAIN FROM ANY DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL USE OR POSSESSION, WHETHER WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE OR OUTSIDE OF THE ENCLOSURE, WHILE POSSESIING AN ACTIVE LICENSE WTH OHRC;

SHALL IMMEDIATELY SUBJECT HIMSELF TO RANDOM URING TESTING AT HIS OWN EXPENSE UPON THE REQUEST FROM OHRC BOS OR OHRC LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT. AND;

FURTHR AGREES THAT THE VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING CONDITIONS SHALL CONSTITUTE SUFFICIENT GROUND FOR THE IMMEDIATE SUMMARY SUSPENSION OF HIS LICENSE PRIVILEDGES BY THE BOS WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF A HEARING, AND IN DUE COURSE, THE REVOCATION OF HIS LICENSE BY THE OHRC FOLLOWING A HEARING ON THE ALLEGED VIOLATION (S).

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD TAT JAMES EILERS, BE AND IS HEREBY MADE ELIGIBLE FOR A LICENSE AND THAT JAMES EILERS BE SUBJECT TO AND COMPLIES WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Name: CARLOS GABRIEL ESQUILIN Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-011 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE EXERCISE RIDER LICENSE ISSUED TO CARLOS ESQUILIN-PEREZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED A JOCKEY LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2021.
Name: Susan Marie Barlow Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Park
Ruling Number: DEL 3-2021 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: April 16, 2021

Stewards Ruling 03-2020

Narrative: The Assistant Trainer License for Susan Marie Barlow is rescinded in lieu of a Delaware Park Employee license.

Name: JOHN RAUL VALENZUEL Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-014 Ruling Type: Completed Licensing Procedures
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: EXERCISE RIDER APPLICANT JOHN VALENZUELA JR, HAVING APPEARED BEFORE TR BOS AT WRD ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2021 REQUESTING LICENSE APPROVAL AS AN EXERCISE RIDER. AFTER SUCH HEARING AND SUBSEQUENT DETERMINATION, IS HEREBY MADE ELIGIBLE FOR LOICENSING WITH THE COLLOWING CONDITIONS:

MR. VALENZUELA JR SHALL REFRAIN FROM ANY DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL USE OR POSSESSION, WHETHER WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE OR OUTSIDE OF THE ENCLOSURE, WHILE POSSESIING AN ACTIVE LICENSE WTH OHRC;

SHALL IMMEDIATELY SUBJECT HIMSELF TO RANDOM URING TESTING AT HIS OWN EXPENSE UPON THE REQUEST FROM OHRC BOS OR OHRC LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT. AND;

FURTHR AGREES THAT THE VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING CONDITIONS SHALL CONSTITUTE SUFFICIENT GROUND FOR THE IMMEDIATE SUMMARY SUSPENSION OF HIS LICENSE PRIVILEDGES BY THE BOS WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF A HEARING, AND IN DUE COURSE, THE REVOCATION OF HIS LICENSE BY THE OHRC FOLLOWING A HEARING ON THE ALLEGED VIOLATION (S).

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT JOHN VALENZUELA JR, BE AND IS HEREBY MADE ELIGIBLE FOR A LICENSE AND THAT JOHN VALENZUELA JR BE SUBJECT TO AND COMPLIES WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Name: DAVID RODRIGUEZ-CABRERA Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-016 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 800 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY DAVID CABRERA-RODRIGUEZ HAS BEEN FOUND IN VIOLATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES AND FAILURE TO FULFILL JOCKEY ENGAGEMENTS IN THE 5TH, 6TH, AND 7TH RACES AT WRD ON M ONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021 AND IN THE 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, 7TH AND 8TH RACES AT WRD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT JOCKEY DAVID CABRERA-RODRIGUEZ SHALL BE AND IS HEREBY FINED $800.00.

THE FINE HAS BEEN PAID.

Name: GUSTAVO ARMANDO HERRERA Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-005 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE EXERCISE RIDER LICENSE ISSUED TO GUSTAVO HERRERA-MORENO, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED A JOCKEY LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2021.
Name: ROMAN A CRUZ Ruling Date: 4/16/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 21-WRD-012 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE JOCKEY LICENSE ISSUED TO ROMAN CRUZ-JAIME, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2021.
Name: C Brian Loney Ruling Date: 4/15/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-63 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Loney made a late driver change on #3 A Musing Sugar in race 1 on 4/10/21. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-30 15-99 The fine has been paid.
Name: LONNIE GRABER Ruling Date: 4/15/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-62 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving #5 Time Outa Jail in race 2 on 4/10/21 he whipped the horse in an exaggerated manner by raising his whipping arm above shoulder height and using more than elbow and wrist action. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-17(B)&(C) 17-99 If the fine is not paid to the judges by 4/25/21 you shall be suspended and your license may be revoked by the commission.
Name: SCOTT LEE COX Ruling Date: 4/15/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2021-NDP-64 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Mr. Cox allowed inaccurate information to be programmed on #6 Rose Run Vern in race 7 on 4/14/21 by entering the horse prior to the transfer of ownership being completed. O.S.R.C.-3769-15-06(B) 15-33(E) 15-99 The fine has been paid.
Name: SIMON JOHN BUECHLER Ruling Date: 4/15/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP053 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having waived that right, Owner/Trainer Simon Buechler (ADG #17972) is hereby fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS ($210.00) for failing to honor the entry of the horse "FAMOUS ROCK STAR" for the second race on April 14, 2021, resulting in a late scratch.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 25, 2021, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 26, 2021, through and inclusive of October 23, 2021, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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

Name: KYLE WILFONG Ruling Date: 4/14/2021
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2021-2244 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving No.1 MAGGIE RHEE in race 9 on 4/10/2021, Mr. Wilfong did pull late on No. 6 ROCKIN NOLA up the backside going to the half causing interference. 
Name: ORLANDO GUERRERO LOYA Ruling Date: 4/14/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP051 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 noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on April 14, 2021, owner/trainer Orlando Guerrero-Loya (ADOR #11275) is hereby fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS ($105.00) for failure to honor an engagement in the sixth race on April 8, 2021 at Turf Paradise Race Course.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 24, 2021, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 25, 2021, through and inclusive of October 22, 2021, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Racing with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied. Arizona Administrative Code/Arizona Revised Statutes Reference: A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-111(A)(B); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E)

Name: SONNY R LEON Ruling Date: 4/14/2021
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2021-MVRC-030 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/31/2021 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: Jockey Sonny Leon ishereby suspended seven (7) calender days from Wednesday, March 31, 20201 through Tuesday, April 6, 2021 inclusive. Jockey Sonny Leon caused interference during the running of the 3rd race on Tuesday March 23, while riding #5 I'M JAC'D the 1st place finisher at M.V.R.C causing interference with the Horse Normas Hopefulgirl the 2nd place finisher ridden by Yarmarie L Correa.

Therefore, the horse I'M JAC'D ridden by jockey Leon was disqualified from first (1st) place and placed second (2nd) behind #6 Is She Quick the horse he interfered with.

As per Ohio State Racnig Commission Rule #3769-24 and O.S.R.C rule #3769-4-26 #3769-2-26 #3769-4-46 #3769-7-32

During his suspension Mr. Leon is denied all privileges of the grounds of all tace courses and grounds under the jurisdiction of the Ohio State Racing Commission.

The term of this suspension shall not prohipit participation in desigantated races. As per O.S.R.C rule #3769-7-32

By Order Of the Stewards

Name: BRIDGETTE FAWN VOGELE Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 21-RP-010 Ruling Type: Reinstatement With a Conditional License
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER, GROOM/HOTWALKER BRIDGETTE FAWN VOGELE, HAVING SATISFIED HER OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE A NEGATIVE TEST FOR A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES IS HEREBY ELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE WITH THE OHRC EFFECTIVE MARCH 11, 2021.
Name: RFAEL ZUBIATE-GAMA Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 2021-TP051 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Rafael Zubiate (ADG #26932) is hereby summarily suspended and denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing division pending satisfactory resolution in regards to an outstanding warrant out of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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

Name: CRISTINO E ESTRADA-REGALADO Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Oklahoma Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 21-OHRC-0007 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 11000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/10/2020 Suspension End: 7/9/2023
Ruling Text: ON NOVEMBER 4, 2020, THE BOS AT FMT HELD A HEARING TO COSIDER ALLEGATIONS THAT LICENSED OWNER/TRAINER CRISTINO ESTRADA-REGALADO VIOLATED OHRC RULES WHEN THE POST-RACE SAMPLES COLLECTED FROM THREE QUARTER HORSES HE TRAINED TESTED POSITIVE FOR CLENBUTEROL, A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE. FURTHER, THE POST-RACE SAMPLE FROM ONE OF THE HORSES ALSO TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE PERMITTED SUBSTANCES DEXAMETHASONE AND FLUNIXIN.

IT IS THEREFORE, ADUDICATED, AND DECREED, FOR THE REASON STATED HEREIN, THAT THE FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND PENATIES IMPOSED IN THE BOS ORDERS 20-FMT-26B, 27B, AND 28B ARE HEREBY AFFIRMED.

TO THE EXTENT THAT THE STEWARDS CITATION TO RULES OAC 325:35-1-15 (b) (5) AND OAC 325:35-1-13 IN THE CONCLUSIONS OF LAW ARE CONSTRUED TO BE FINDINGS THAT APPLELLANT VIOLATED THOSE RULES, THOSE FINDINGS ARE OVERTURNED.

THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE QUARTER HORSES JESS CUZ IM PERFECT AND DTL HES MAN CANDY FROM THEIR SECOND-PLACE FINISHES IN RACES AT FMT IN JUNE 2020, AND THE REDISTRIBUTION OF THE PURSES IS AFFIRMED. THE HORSES SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE RACES. THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE QUARTER HORSE DTL CORONADO PLAYBOY FROM THE FIRST-PLACE FINISH IN A RACE AT FMT IN JUNE 2020, AND THE REDISTRIBUTION OF THE PURSE IS AFFIRMED. THE HORSE SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE RACES.

THE 365 DAY SUSPENSION FOR EACH CLENBUTEROL POSITIVE TO BE SERVED CONSECUTIVELY FROM JULY 10, 2020 TO JULY 9, 2023 REMAINS IN EFFECT. PAYMENT OF THE FINE OF $10,000.00 FOR EACH CLENBUTEROL VIOLATION, AND A FINE OF $1,000.00 EACH FOR THE DEXAMETHASONE AND FLUNIXIN VIOLATIONS IS DUE ON OR BEFORE THE COMPLETION OF THE SUSPENSION.

DONE BY ORDER OF THE OHRC. ISSUED THIS 18TH DAY OF MARCH 2021.

Name: VINNY A GINSBURG Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2021-FRE-34 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Vincent Ginsburg is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.

Mr. Ginsburg did fail to drive when programmed in the tenth race at Freehold Raceway on March 20, 2021.

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

Name: AUSTIN T SIEGELMAN Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2021-FRE-32 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Austin Siegelman is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.

Mr. Siegelman did fail to drive when programmed in the 11th race at Freehold Raceway on March 19, 2021.

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

Name: AUSTIN T SIEGELMAN Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2021-fre-33 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Austin Siegelman is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars.

Mr. Siegelman did drive with a wheel inside the pylons while driving #3 "Ultimate Flyer N" in the sixth race at Freehold Raceway on March 20, 2021.

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

Name: DONALD C MAIORANO Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2021-FRE-36 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/12/2021 Suspension End: 4/27/2021
Ruling Text: Donald Maiorano was the programmed trainer of the horse "Latoka" when he raced in the ninth race at Freehold Raceway on November 13, 2020. Following this race, "Latoka" was required to submit a urine sample for analysis. A report from ALS Group, USA laboratories identified the presence of the drug Dextrorphan.

As a result, Mr. Maiorano is issued a full suspension of his New Jersey Racing Commission license for a period of fifteen (15) days and fined the sum of five-hundred ($500.00) dollars. Said suspension shall begin on April 12, 2021 and run through April 26, 2021 inclusive. During the period of suspension, Mr. Maiorano 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 "Latoka" is disqualified from sharing in all purse monies earned on November 13, 2020.

MMV points incurred: 2 points

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

Name: JOHN L CALABRESE Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2021-FRE-31 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver John Calabrese is hereby fined the sum of two-hundred ($200.00) dollars.

While driving #7 "Dark Pool" in the third race on March 19, 2021 at Freehold Raceway, Mr. Calabrese did hook wheels with #4 after the 3/4 pole causing multiple interference.

Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:71-20.6 (a) 2, 8.

Name: MICHAEL J RUSSO Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2021-FRE-35 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/12/2021 Suspension End: 4/27/2021
Ruling Text: Michael Russo was the programmed trainer of the horse "Howmac Napoleon" when he raced in the fourth race at Freehold Raceway on November 14, 2020. Following this race, "Howmac Napoleon" was required to submit a urine sample for analysis. A report from ALS Group, USA laboratories identified the presence of the drug Dextrorphan.

As a result, Mr. Russo is issued a full suspension of his New Jersey Racing Commission license for a period of fifteen (15) days and fined the sum of five-hundred ($500.00) dollars. Said suspension shall begin on April 12, 2021 and run through April 26, 2021 inclusive. During the period of suspension, Mr. Russo 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 "Howmac Napoleon" is disqualified from sharing in all purse monies earned on November 14, 2020.

MMV points incurred: 2 points

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

Name: RANDALL RAY READ Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 21-RP-007 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: NOW ON THIS 15TH DAY OF MAY 2019, COMES ON FOR HEARING BEFORE THE BOS AT RP, THE COMPLAINT AGAINST RANDALL READ TO ANSWER ALLEGATIONS THAT A HORSE HE TRAINED "LITTLE MAN ROCKIN" TESTED POSITIVE FOR METHAMPHETAMINE FOLLOWING THE 8TH RACE AT RP ON MAY 15, 2016.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT RP THAT OWNER/TRAINER RANDALL R. READ SHALL BE AND IS HEREBY FINED $2,500.00.

THE HORSE "LITTLE MAN ROCKIN" IS ORDER DISQUAIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE AND SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED IN THE 8TH RACE AT RP ON MAY 15, 2016 AND SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAYOFF. ANY TROPHIES AND/OR AWARDS ARE ORDERS RETURNED.

Name: ANN DEPIETRO Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Freehold Raceway
Ruling Number: 2021-FRE-37 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/12/2021 Suspension End: 4/27/2021
Ruling Text: Ann Depietro was the programmed trainer of the horse "Shaving Mug" when he raced in the eleventh race at Freehold Raceway on November 28, 2020. Following this race, "Shaving Mug" was required to submit a urine sample for analysis. A report from ALS Group, USA laboratories identified the presence of the drug Dextrorphan.

As a result, Ms. Depietro is issued a full suspension of her New Jersey Racing Commission license for a period of fifteen (15) days and fined the sum of five-hundred ($500.00) dollars. Said suspension shall begin on April 12, 2021 and run through April 26, 2021 inclusive. During the period of suspension, Ms. Depietro 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 "Shaving Mug" is disqualified from sharing in all purse monies earned on November 28, 2020.

MMV points incurred: 2 points

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

Name: PETE ANDREW STAUFFACHER Ruling Date: 4/12/2021
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2021-PRM-2 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Assistant Trainer Pete Stauffacher was summarily suspended in ruling 46147 dated September 18, 2020 for possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offence (felony). Court filing 20-F-01188 shows the charges were reduced to 2nd degree,1st offence (misdemeanor). Owner/Assistant Trainer Pete Stauffacher is hereby restored to good standing.
Name: KEITH HARVEY Ruling Date: 4/12/2021
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2021-MP-18 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/12/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #18 DATE: 4/12/202 NAME: Keith Harvey DOB: 3/20/1961 PERMIT: # 35260 Groom

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Groom Keith Harvey is hereby summarily suspended pending a hearing on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:00 am for violation of WV Rule of Racing # 178-1-24.3.b.5. Refusing to submit to drug testing ordered by the Board of Stewards.

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

Name: KELSI RAELYNNE HARR Ruling Date: 4/11/2021
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2021-OP-16 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey, Kelsi Harr, who rode "Hush Ya'll" in the third race, Friday, April 9, 2021, is fined two hundred dollars ($200) for misjudging the finish line, in violation of Arkansas Racing Commission Rule #2351.

Name: JOEL ROSARIO Ruling Date: 4/11/2021
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2021-OP-17 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey, Joel Roasario, who rode "Rushie" in the ninth race Saturday April 10, 2021, is fined two hundred dollars ($200) for misjudging the finish line, in in violation of Arkansas Racing Commission rule #2351.

Name: RUBEN FUENTES Ruling Date: 4/11/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SA-080 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey RUBEN FUENTES is fined SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($750.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times during a race – second offense within the past sixty days) during the seventh race at Santa Anita Park on April 10, 2021.
Name: SOFIA BARANDELA ROJANA Ruling Date: 4/11/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SA-079 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider SOFIA BARANDELA is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(1) (Use of Riding Crop - use of crop during a.m. training) on April 7, 2021 at Santa Anita Park
Name: PETER LOUIS MILLER Ruling Date: 4/10/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SA-078 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer PETER MILLER, who started the horse HEMBREE, the first place finisher in the seventh race at Santa Anita Park on January 1, 2021, is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* pursuant to rule #1887 (Trainer or Owner to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(b)&(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances) and rule #1843.1(a) (Prohibited Drug Substances – Isoflupredone [Class 4]).
Name: Cameron J Batiste Ruling Date: 4/9/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP049 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/29/2021 Suspension End: 4/28/2021
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a hearing and failing to appear, licensee Cameron James Batiste (ADG #26749) is hereby suspended for THIRTY (30) DAYS (retroactive to March 29, 2021 when Mr. Batiste was summarily suspended) from March 29, 2021, through and inclusive of April 28, 2021, for failing a field drug test confirmed by Desert Tox, LLC as being under the influnce of MARIJUANA. In addition, the respondent must provide a negative urine sample and sign a drug testing agreement form prior to reinstatement.

Mr. Batiste is also fined the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) plus 5% to the Race Horse Adoption Program for a total of seven hundred eighty seven dollars and fifty cents ($787.50) for being the aggressor in an altercation that took place in the barn area at Turf Paradise Racetrack on March 29, 2021.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 19, 2021, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 20, 2021 through and inclusive of October 17, 2021, 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.

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

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(76); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(8)(11)(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-108(A)

Name: KIRT J BROUSSARD Ruling Date: 4/9/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP050 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/29/2021 Suspension End: 4/28/2021
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a hearing and failing to appear, licensee Kirt J. Broussard (ADG #26849) is hereby suspended for THIRTY (30) DAYS (retroactive to March 29, 2021 when Mr. Broussard was summarily suspended) from March 29, 2021, through and inclusive of April 28, 2021, for failing a field drug test confirmed by Desert Tox, LLC as being under the influnce of MARIJUANA. 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, is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(76); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(8)(11)(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5-108(A)

Name: LAUREANO JOSE FLORES Ruling Date: 4/9/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21078PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. APPRENTICE JOCKEY, LAUREANO JOSE FLORES JR., PETITIONED THE STEWARDS FOR AN EXTENSION OF HIS APPRENTICE JOCKEY CERTIFICATE AND PRESENTED THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION SHOWING PROOF OF BEING UNABLE TO RIDE. LAUREANO JOSE FLORES JR.'S APPRENTICE JOCKEY ALLOWANCE WAS TO EXPIRE ON FEBRUARY 2, 2021. HAVING BEEN GRANTED AN ADDITIONAL 110 CALENDAR DAYS, HIS APPRENTICE ALLOWANCE IS EXTENDED THRU AND INCLUDING MAY 23, 2021 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 305.277. SECTION 305.277. Applications for extensions. If an apprentice jockey is unable to ride for a period of 5 consecutive days or more after the date of the apprentice jockey's fifth winning mount because of restriction of racing, service in National armed forces, physical disablement or illness, or enrollment and attendance in an institution of secondary or higher education, the Commission may, upon the submission of appropriate documentation, extend the time during which the apprentice weight allowance may be claimed. 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: LEWAYNE L MILLER Ruling Date: 4/9/2021
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2021-2243 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving No. 5 MAJOR DESIRE in race 5 on 4/8/2021, Mr. Miller failed to set and maintain a proper pace for the class in which he was racing by going the second quarter in 31 seconds. 
Name: BRANDON LEON BATES Ruling Date: 4/9/2021
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2021-2242 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: While driving No. 9 SHADY'S STARLIGHT in race 13 on 4/7/2021, Mr. Bates violated the IHRC whipping rule by using other than wrist action. 
Name: BRAD D WOLF Ruling Date: 4/7/2021
Jurisdiction: Indiana Racing Commission Facility: Hoosier Park
Ruling Number: HP-2021-2241 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Brad Wolf failed to name a driver by the prescribed scratch time resulting in a late driver change on No. 2 OUT OF AMERA prior to race 7 on 4/3/2021. When contacting the judges, 5 hours after scratch time, Mr. Wolf was hostile and disorderly. 
Name: (D J) DEMELZA JANE McMAHON Ruling Date: 4/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21065PN Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Late or failure to have horses in paddock. FAILURE TO RUN AN ENTERED HORSE HEART OF A WARRIOR , NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH OF THE HORSE FROM THE 4TH RACE, APRIL 7 , 2021 IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.242 (b). SECTION 305.242. Declarations and scratches. (b) Scratch. A scratch is the act of withdrawing an entered horse from a contest after the closing of entries. The scratch of a horse after closing shall be made by the owner, trainer or their licensed designee, with permission from the Stewards. No horse may be scratched from an overnight race without the express approval of the Stewards. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00). FINE DUE APRIL 19, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 29, 2021. 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: JUAN C AROSEMENA Ruling Date: 4/7/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21075PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511145263 OF JUAN C. AROSEMENA IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: JOHN OMEARA Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #21-0034 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer: John O’Meara (D.O.B. 9/5/1957)

After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, John O’Meara, is hereby fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500) DOLLARS for his disorderly conduct and lapse in good judgement that occurred when he entered the winner’s circle (a restricted area) after being the successful claimant of SWEET SAMURAI, the winner of the fourth race on March 19, 2021. Upon receipt of this ruling, the licensee is required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject the licensee to a summary suspension of license pursuant to 810 KAR 3:020 Section 15 (cc).

810 KAR 2:070 Section 20, subsection (5)(a) 810 KAR 3:020 Section 15, subsection (1)(i) and (x) 8.

By Order of the Stewards

Name: ROLANDO M VASQUEZ Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21074PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #03203712 OF ROLANDO M. VASQUEZ IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: Chelsey Moysey Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2021-OP-14 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer, Chelsey Moysey, is fined five hundred dollars ($500) for violation of Arkansas Racing Commission Rule 2117 (c). "No trainer shall assign any of the trainer's duties or responsibilities to any person that is disqualified or ineligible to participate in racing or is not appropriately licensed."

Name: OSCAR A. MODICA Ruling Date: 4/5/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 24310 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Post-race plasma sample FG37104, collected on March 12, 2021, and identified with “Exacta” (TB), was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, as positive for the presence of Triamcinolone Acetonide at 153pg/ml. “Exacta”” trained by Oscar Modica, was the winner race 2, on March 12, 2021, at Fair Grounds Race Course. Oscar Modica was timely notified, of the report, and declined his right to test the split portion of this sample and waived his right to a stewards hearing. The Stewards concluded that sample FG37104 was positive for the ARCI category IV drug Triamcinolone Acetonide above the permitted levell, and is ARCI Category IV ordinary violation. TrainerOscar Modica is hereby fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI Category IV drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: KEITH AUSTIN Ruling Date: 4/5/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 24309 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Post-race plasma sample FG37072, collected on March 5, 2021, and identified with “Heart That Binds” (TB), was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, as positive for the presence of Triamcinolone Acetonide at 154pg/ml. “Heart That Binds” trained by Keith Austin, was the winner of the 9th race, on March 5, 2021, at Fair Grounds Race Course. Keith Austin was timely notified, of the report, and declined his right to test the split portion of this sample and waived his right to a stewards hearing. The Stewards concluded that sample FG37072 was positive for the ARCI category IV drug Triamcinolone Acetonide above the permitted level, and is ARCI Category IV ordinary violation. Trainer Keith Austin is hereby fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI Category IV drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: KIMBERLY J HAMMOND Ruling Date: 4/5/2021
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Keeneland
Ruling Number: #21-0032 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/6/2021 Suspension End: 4/20/2021
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer: Kim Hammond (D.O.B. 8/11/1957)

Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sample number E417369 taken from FLOROPLUS, who finished first in the seventh race at Turfway Park on March 18, 2021 contained 3-hydroxylidocaine at a level of 58 pg/ml in blood (Class B). After waiving her right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards Kim Hammond is hereby suspended THIRTY (30) days and fined FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS. Due to mitigating circumstances (number of violations in relation to overall record), FIFTEEN (15) days are to be served from April 6 through April 20, 2021 (inclusive). The remaining FIFTEEN (15) days are stayed on the condition that no Class A or Class B medication violation occurs in any racing jurisdiction within 365 days from the date of this ruling. FLOROPLUS is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During her suspension Ms. Hammond is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Ms. Hammond is denied pending transfer to persons acceptable to the stewards. Upon receipt of this ruling, it is required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Failure to do so will subject the licensee to summary suspension of license pursuant to 810 KAR 3:020 Section 15 (cc).

810 KAR 4:100 Section 3, subsections (1) and (2)(d) 810 KAR 4:010 Section 10, subsection (4) 810 KAR 4:060 Section (6)(7) 810 KAR 8:010 Section 2 810 KAR 8:010 Section 15, subsection (2)(3) 810 KAR 8:030, Section 4, subsection (2)(a) 1.(b)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

Name: CESAR SALCEDO Ruling Date: 4/4/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SA-076 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider CESAR SALCEDO is fined FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1437 (Conditions of a Race Meeting – galloping on the rail) at Santa Anita Park on April 1, 2021.
Name: MARIO ALBERTO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 4/4/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2021-SA-077 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/11/2021 Suspension End: 4/18/2021
Ruling Text: Jockey MARIO GUTIERREZ, who rode FOUND MY BALL in the twelfth race at Santa Anita Park on April 3, 2021, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (April 11, 17, and 18, 2021), for crossing over without sufficient clearance in the backstretch and causing interference, which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from fourth to seventh place. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules – careless riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races) the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

Name: HECTOR R ALCALA Ruling Date: 4/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31938 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Hector R. Alcala was employing an unlicensed person within the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/30/2021. Owner-Trainer, Hector R. Alcala having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/02/2021. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Alcala is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for working an unlicensed person. While conducting a TxRC random inspection at the stable gate at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/30/2021, Mr. Abel Champuzano Martinez stated he did not have a Texas Racing Commission Occupational license and admitted he was employed by Mr. Alcala. Mr. Alcala admitted he was employing an unlicensed person (Mr. Martinez) at his stable at Sam Houston Race Park in violation TxRC rule 311.1, working unlicensed person. (1st violation in this classification.)
Name: MIGUEL EDUARDO ZAMUDIO Ruling Date: 4/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31941 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/2/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Stable Foreman Miguel Eduardo Zamudio was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 4/2/21. Mr. Zamudio is hereby suspended for at least 180 days beginning on 4/2/21 because he tested positive for Amphetamines, Methamphetamines and Ecstasy on 4/2/21. Also, he was found in possession of drug paraphernalia while entering the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/2/21. Reinstatement is contingent on a satisfactory evaluation by the TxRC Medical Review Officer, submission of a negative sample, and compliance with any rehabilitation, aftercare or further testing required.
Name: PABLO H OCAMPO Ruling Date: 4/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31943 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Assistant Trainer Pablo Ocampo was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 4/1/21. Mr. Ocampo is hereby issued a written warning because he allowed storage rooms and a tack room in his barn to be used as sleeping quarters in the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park on 2/26/21 and on 3/11/21. Two separate cases were written against Mr. Ocampo, however, both cases are considered first violations because both cases were resolved at the same time.
Name: ELROY POTTS Ruling Date: 4/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24308 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on), at the time of entry, for his scheduled starter Famous Pilot Point in the 7th race March 30, 2021 at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Giovanni Doroteo Ruling Date: 4/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31939 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/2/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom/Hot Walker Giovanni Jose Doroteo was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 4/2/21. Mr. Doroteo is hereby suspended for at least 180 days beginning on 4/2/21 because he tested positive for Amphetamines, Methamphetamines and Ecstasy on 4/2/21. Also, he was found in possession of drug paraphernalia while entering the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park on 4/2/2021. Reinstatement is contingent on a satisfactory evaluation by the TxRC Medical Review Officer, submission of a negative sample, and compliance with any rehabilitation, aftercare or further testing required.
Name: Jose Mora Rios Ruling Date: 4/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31942 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom, Juan Jose Mora Rios, License # 97659 failed to follow Association procedures because he was found to have been sleeping a tack room in Barn H inside the restricted stable area of Sam Houston Race Park on 01/29/2021. Groom, Juan Jose Mora Rios, License # 97659 having been duly noticed, , failed to appear at a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 03/26/2021 and is hereby issued a written warning, in-absentia. Mr. Roman was found to have been sleeping a tack room in Barn H inside the restricted stable area of Sam Houston Race Park on 01/29/2021.
Name: ALYSHA ASHLEY DIAZ Ruling Date: 4/3/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31944 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: During a compliance inspection of Barn G at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/05/21 TxRC investigators discovered one beer, paste medication with an incomplete label, and a barbecue grill with propane tank attached. A groom was also found to be sleeping in the tack room. Assistant Trainer Alysha Diaz accepted responsibility for these rule violations. Upon being duly notified, Alysha Diaz waived hearing and was fined two hundred dollars for the above mentioned violations of Texas Racing rules.
Name: TINA R HURLEY Ruling Date: 4/2/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31934 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
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Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Tina Hurley was found to be in possession of one bottle of Tequila and three bottles of Rum Chata during a compliance inspection of her vehicle at the Sam Houston Race Park stable gate on 03/13/21. Upon being duly notified, Tina Hurley waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards for her violation of TxRC alcohol rules on 03/13/21.
Name: Scott Eugene Young Ruling Date: 4/2/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31935 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer, Scott Eugene Young, License # 169563, was found to be in possession of unlabeled/mislabeled drugs; an unlabeled bottle of Thyrol L and unlabeled jar of topical antibiotic cream, both without a prescription label prescribed by a licensed Veterinarian, during a routine race day barn search of his track rooms in Barn 1, in the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/13/2021. Owner-Trainer, Scott Eugene Young, License # 169563, having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 04/01/2021. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Young is hereby fined one-hundred ($100.00) dollars for being in possession of unlabeled/mislabeled drugs; an unlabeled bottle of Thyrol L and unlabeled jar of topical antibiotic cream, both without a prescription labels prescribed by a licensed Veterinarian, during a routine race day barn search of his track rooms in Barn 1, in the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park on 03/13/2021.
Name: Luis Audiel Ramos Gutierrez Ruling Date: 4/2/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31936 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Luis Ramos Gutierrez was involved in a physical altercation with another licensee in the restricted stable area of the Sam Houston Park on 03/19/21. Upon being duly notified, Mr. Gutierrez waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the
Name: JOHN H HUFFMAN Ruling Date: 4/2/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31937 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer John Huffman Jr. was involved in an altercation with another licensee in the restricted stable area of the Sam Houston Race Park on 03/19/21. Upon being duly notified, John Huffman Jr. waived hearing and was fined one hundred dollars by the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards for his violation of TxRC conduct rules on 03/19/21.
Name: JULIO ANGEL HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21062PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. MISUSE OF THE CROP (FAILING TO USE THE RIDING CROP IN AN APPROPRIATE AND PROPORTIONATE MANNER) WHILE ABOARD THE HORSE BARBARA'S BANK DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 1ST RACE, APRIL 2 , 2021 IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.291 (d), 305.293, 185.2, 305.32, 305.33, 179.22 AND 179.23. SECTION 305.291. Use of a riding crop. (d) The riding crop shall be used during a race for safety, correction and encouragement of the horse in an appropriate, proportionate, and professional manner, taking into account the rules of racing herein. The stimulus provided by the use of the riding crop shall be monitored by the Stewards at all times so as not to compromise the health, safety and welfare of the horse. SECTION 305.293. Prohibition. (a) Prohibited use of the riding crop includes but is not limited to striking a horse: (1) 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; (2) During the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; (3) Excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; (4) When the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; (5) Persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or (6) Striking another rider or horse. (b) After the race, horses will be subject to inspection by a racing or official Veterinarian looking for cuts, welts or bruises in the skin. Any adverse findings shall be reported to the Stewards. (c) The giving of instructions by any licensee that if obeyed would lead to a violation of this rule may result in disciplinary action also being taken against the licensee who gave these instructions. SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE APRIL 19, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 29, 2021. 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: JULIO ANGEL HERNANDEZ-ORTEGA Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21063PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. STANDING UP PRIOR TO THE WIRE IN THE 10TH RACE, APRIL 2 , 2021, IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE, SECTION 305.290. SECTION 305.290. Horses shall be ridden out. (a) All horses shall be ridden out in every race. A jockey shall not ease up or coast to the finish, without reasonable cause, even if the horse has no apparent chance to win prize money. A jockey shall at all times give a best effort during a race and each horse shall be ridden to win. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 19, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 29 , 2021. 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: DARLA SINGH Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 24307 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The 2020/21 Assistant Trainer issued to Darla Singh, is hereby withdrawn, without prejudice, in lieu of issuance of a license as Trainer.
Name: JORGE HADDAD Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31930 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Vendor, Jorge Haddad, License # 150058 was operating his Racing Supply Shop with an expired Texas Racing Commission vendor’s license at Sam Houston Race Park since 02/28/2021 to 03/20/2021 (approximately 20 days). Vendor, Jorge Haddad, License # 150058, having been duly noticed, waived his right to a formal hearing and his right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 03/31/21. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Mr. Haddad is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for operating his Racing Supply Shop with an expired Texas Racing Commission vendor’s license in the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park since 02/28/2021 to 03/20/2021 (approximately 20 days).
Name: JAMES STEVEN TODD Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP045 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/10/2021 Suspension End: 10/9/2021
Ruling Text: Having been properly notified of a hearing, and having appeared , Exercise Rider James Todd Steven (ADG #10857) is hereby fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) plus 5% to the Race Horse Adoption Fund Surcharge for a total of ONE THOUSAND FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,050.00) and suspended for ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) DAYS from March 26, 2021, through and inclusive of July 24, 2021 (credited with five days served after being summarily suspended on March 26, 2021) for testing positive for METHAMPHETAMINE, AMPHETAMINE, AND MARIJUANA. In addition, the respondent must provide a negative urine sample and must complete a substance abuse program prior to reinstatement.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 11, 2021, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 12, 2021 through and inclusive of October 9, 2021, 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.

During the term of his suspension, Exercise Rider James Todd is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division.

The above described matter constitutes a violation in accordance with: A.A.C. R19-2-102(76); A.A.C. R19-2-106(C); A.A.C. R19-2-112(12)(13); A.A.C. R19-2-121(E); A.R.S. 5.104(C); A.R.S. 5-108(A)

Name: JAMES STEVEN TODD Ruling Date: 4/12/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP045-FTC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/10/2021 Suspension End: 10/9/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 20-21TP045 - Failure to Comply - Failed to pay $1,000 fine.
Name: Magdalena Garza Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Sam Houston Race Park
Ruling Number: SHRP31931 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Vendor Employee, Magdalena Garza, License # 167906 was working at the Haddad Racing Supply Shop with an expired Texas Racing Commission vendor’s employee license at Sam Houston Race Park since 02/28/2021 to 03/20/2021 (approximately 20 days). Vendor Employee, Magdalena Garza, License # 167906, having been duly noticed, waived her right to a formal hearing and her right to appeal before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 03/31/21. Pursuant to an agreed settlement, Ms. Garza is hereby fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for working at the Haddad Racing Supply Shop with an expired Texas Racing Commission vendor’s employee license in the restricted stable area at Sam Houston Race Park since 02/28/2021 to 03/20/2021 (approximately 20 days). (1st violation in this classification.)
Name: JESSICA C STIEFFENHOFER Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21072PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE, THE VENDOR EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511164084 OF JESSICA C. STIEFFENHOFER IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: DANIEL TORRES Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP31932 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/1/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Horse Owner Daniel Torres Jr. failed to pay a five hundred dollar fine levied by the Lone Star Park Board of Stewards in ruling number LSP31849 on 12/02/21. The TxRC occupational license of Daniel Torres Jr. is hereby suspended by the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards pending settlement of the outstanding $500.00 fine from ruling LSP31849.
Name: KARINA FAYE RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: Lone Star Park
Ruling Number: LSP31933 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/1/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Karen Rodriguez failed to pay the one hundred dollar fine levied by the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards in ruling number LSP31860 on 01/16/21. The TxRC occupational license of Karen Rodriguez is hereby suspended by the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards pending settlement of the outstanding one hundred dollar fine levied in LSP 31860.
Name: LEVI MAYS Ruling Date: 3/31/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24305 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/1/2021 Suspension End: 5/30/2021
Ruling Text: Post-race urine sample LD 47413, collected on March 6, 2021, and identified with “Cardi Bee” (QH), winner of race 8, on March 6, 2021, at Louisiana Downs, was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, to contain 96 pg/ml of Clenbuterol, an ARCI Category III prohibited drug. Trainer Levi Mays was notified in a timely manner and declined his right to test the split portion of this sample and waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that based on the primary laboratory results, sample LD 47413 contained, the ARCI Category III prohibited drug Clenlbuterol and this constitutes Trainer Levi Mays’ first ARCI Class III violation within the last 12 months. Trainer Levi Mays is hereby suspended 60 days, April 1, 2021 through May 30, 2021.“Cardi Bee” is hereby disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: PATRICK LEE CLEMONS Ruling Date: 3/31/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 2021-LAD-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Post-race plasma sample LD47395, collected on March 1, 2021 and identified with “Ms Cruzin Fast” (QH), was reported, by the Louisiana State University Equine Medical Surveillance Laboratory, as positive for the presence of Phenylbutazone at 0.512 ug/ml and Flunixin at 10.59 ng/ml. “Ms Cruzin Fast” trained by Patrick Clemons was the winner of race 5, on March 1, 2021, at Louisiana Downs, Trainer Patrick Clemons was timely notified, of the report and declined his right to test the split portion of this sample and waived his right to a stewards hearing. The Stewards concluded that sample LD 47395 contained Phenylbutazone and Flunixin above the permitted level, and is ARCI Category IV ordinary (stacking) violation. Trainer Patrick Clemons is hereby fined $500 for a first violation of an ARCI Category IV drug, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: ALEJANDRO MEDELLIN-HERRERA Ruling Date: 3/30/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP042 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Having been properly noticed for a formal hearing and having appeared on March 30, 2021, Jockey Alejandro Medellin (ADG #26208) is hereby fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) plus 5% Race Horse Adoption Fund surcharge for a total of two hundred sixty two dollars and fifty cents ($262.50) for misuse of the whip in the post parade aboard "COME N GET YOUR LOVE" in the FIRST race and aboard "KELLIES WINNER" in the SECOND race on March 25, 2021.

The fine set forth above must be satisfied within ten days from the date of this order. If it is not paid by April 10, 2021, all licenses held by the respondent are automatically suspended for one hundred and eighty days beginning April 11, 2021, through and inclusive of October 8, 2021, and this matter is referred to the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming/Racing Division with the recommendation that all licenses remain suspended until all requirements herein are satisfied.

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

Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 3/30/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24304 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on), at the time of entry, for his scheduled starter Kas Hes Mooin in the 7th race March 29, 2021 at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 3/30/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24303 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off), at the time of entry, for his scheduled starter Jj Baby Sweet Jess in the 7th race March 29, 2021 at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JAMIE J NESS Ruling Date: 4/2/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21073PP Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Entering ineligible horse. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM THE ASSISTANT RACING SECRETARY OF PARX RACING, THE ASSISTANT RACING SECRETARY OF FAIR GROUNDS RACE COURSE AND A PROTEST FILED BY OWNER/TRAINER ROBERT E. REID JR. INTO THE ELIGIBILITY OF THE HORSE "FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY" WHICH RACED IN THE 3RD RACE ON MARCH 30, 2021 AT PARX RACING. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AFTER A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION, DETERMINE THAT THE HORSE "FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY" WAS INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE (FAILED TO STAND A 25% RAISE IN CLAIMING/ELIGIBILITY PRICE FOR A PERIOD OF 20 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE CLAIM AS REQUIRED BY THE CLAIMING RULE IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE HORSE WAS CLAIMED). THE HORSE “FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY” IS HEREBY DISQUALIFIED FROM PURSE MONEY AND THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DIRECT THE HORSEMENS BOOKKEEPER TO REDISTRIBUTE THE PURSE MONEY FOR RACE #3 ON MARCH 30, 2021 TO THE REVISED ORDER OF FINISH: 1st. MR THRIFTY 2nd. MR. ROUNDTREE 3rd. ORDER FOR PORKY 4th. DEFRIBRILLATOR 5th. DANZAFIED The purse money for “FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY” is forfeited. SECTION 305.231. Entries. (b) To compete in a race, a horse must be eligible at the time of starting that race... SECTION 303.15. Other duties and responsibilities of trainers. In addition to the duties and responsibilities set forth in §§ 303.13 and 303.14 (relating to trainer responsibility rule; and responsibilities of trainers), a trainer shall also be responsible for: 15) Horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed; SECTION 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. (g) Purses, prizes, awards, and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish. SECTION 305.32. Power of the Stewards. SECTION 179.22. General Power of the Judges and Stewards. SECTION 179.23. Jurisdiction of Judges and Stewards. 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: DENNIS LEE TURNER Ruling Date: 3/29/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24300 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on), at the time of entry, for his scheduled starter Bag of Fantasies in the 1st race March 28, 2021 at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: PEDRO REQUENA Ruling Date: 3/29/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21071PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. UPON APPLICATION FOR A JOCKEY LICENSE, THE STABLE EMPLOYEE LICENSE #511168682 OF PEDRO REQUENA IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Name: CESAR ORTEGA Ruling Date: 3/28/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2021-LA-057 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/9/2021 Suspension End: 4/11/2021
Ruling Text: APPRENTICE JOCKEY CESAR ORTEGA, WHO RODE SHANGHAI CURLY IN THE SECOND RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MARCH 27, 2021, IS SUSPENDED FOR THREE (3) RACING DAYS (APRIL 9TH, 10TH AND 11TH, 2021) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM FIRST TO FOURTH POSITION. THIS CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES- CARELESS RIDING).

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

Name: JUAN PABLO LEON Ruling Date: 3/28/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2021-LA-058 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JUAN PABLO LEON IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1680 (JOCKEYS AND DRIVERS TO REPORT).

*California Horse Racing Board Rule #1532 states that all fines shall be paid to the paymaster of purses within seven (7) days of imposition (04/04/2021) or the license of the person upon whom the fine was imposed shall be suspended.

Name: JUAN PABLO LEON Ruling Date: 3/28/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2021-LA-059 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/9/2021 Suspension End: 4/17/2021
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JUAN PABLO LEON IS SUSPENDED FOR FIVE (5) RACING DAYS (APRIL 9TH, 10TH, 11TH, 16TH, AND 17TH, 2021) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1688 (b)(7 & 8) (USE OF RIDING CROP - MORE THAN TWO TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND AND MORE THAN SIX TIMES DURING THE RACE) WHILE RIDING "COMANECI" IN THE SEVENTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MARCH 27, 2021.

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

Name: Agruelio Gallegos Ruling Date: 3/27/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24298 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/27/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending his appearance before the Louisisna Downs Stewards regarding a security complaint concerning his possible possession of a controlled substance on association grounds.
Name: RICARDO SAUL CASTILLO Ruling Date: 3/27/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24299 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failed to have a current negative Piroplasmosis test result, on file, for his scheduled starter, “Lto Thumbs Up”, resulting in a late scratch from race 5, March 27, 2021 at Louisiana Downs
Name: EDUARDO BELLO NICASIO Ruling Date: 3/27/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2021-LA-056 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/3/2021 Suspension End: 4/12/2021
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDUARDO NICASIO IS SUSPENDED FOR TEN (10) DAYS (APRIL 3 THROUGH APRIL 12, 2021. WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED. ACTUAL TERM OF SUSPENSION WILL BE APRIL 3 THROUGH APRIL 6, 2021) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1489 (a)(8) (GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OR REFUSAL OF LICENSE) #1500. 1 (a) (RANDOM DRUG TESTING- POSITIVE FOR COCAINE METABOLITES) AND #1900 (GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION).

FURTHERMORE, EDUARDO NICASIO SHALL CONTACT THE WINNERS FOUNDATION FOR AN EVALUATION AND ABIDE BY THEIR ASSESMENT AND SIGN A TEST AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD.

DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION, ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF EDUARDO NICASIO ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) MR. NICASIO IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.

Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 3/27/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24297 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off), at the time of entry, for his scheduled starter Stand For The Flag in the 4th race March 23, 2021 at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JAMES STEVEN TODD Ruling Date: 3/26/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP039 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/26/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom James Steven Todd (ADG #10857) is hereby summarily suspended and denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department Of Gaming pending a hearing before the Board of Stewards at Turf Paradise to answer charges of actions that call into question the best interest of racing, and the safety, welfare, economy, health and peace of the people of the state as well (failed field drug test).

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

Name: JAMES STEVEN TODD Ruling Date: 4/12/2021
Jurisdiction: Arizona Department of Racing Facility: Turf Paradise
Ruling Number: 20-21TP039-FTC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/26/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20-21TP039 - Failure to Comply - Failed to pay $1,000 fine.
Name: HENRY ARTURO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 3/26/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2021-LA-055 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/26/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: GROOM HENRY A. SANCHEZ, HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR TO ANSWER CITATION #6867 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 GROOM HENRY A. SANCHEZ ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE), HENRY A. SANCHEZ IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.

Name: JOEL CRUZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21052PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. MISUSE OF THE CROP (FAILING TO USE THE RIDING CROP IN AN APPROPRIATE AND PROPORTIONATE MANNER) WHILE ABOARD THE HORSE A HUGE CHECKPOINT DURING THE RUNNING OF THE 5TH RACE, MARCH 26 , 2021 IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.291 (d), 305.293, 185.2, 305.32, 305.33, 179.22 AND 179.23. SECTION 305.291. Use of a riding crop. (d) The riding crop shall be used during a race for safety, correction and encouragement of the horse in an appropriate, proportionate, and professional manner, taking into account the rules of racing herein. The stimulus provided by the use of the riding crop shall be monitored by the Stewards at all times so as not to compromise the health, safety and welfare of the horse. SECTION 305.293. Prohibition. (a) Prohibited use of the riding crop includes but is not limited to striking a horse: (1) 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; (2) During the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; (3) Excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; (4) When the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; (5) Persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or (6) Striking another rider or horse. (b) After the race, horses will be subject to inspection by a racing or official Veterinarian looking for cuts, welts or bruises in the skin. Any adverse findings shall be reported to the Stewards. (c) The giving of instructions by any licensee that if obeyed would lead to a violation of this rule may result in disciplinary action also being taken against the licensee who gave these instructions. SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00). FINE DUE APRIL 9, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 19, 2021. 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: ROLANDO MUNOZ Ruling Date: 3/26/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2021-LA-054 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/2/2021 Suspension End: 4/11/2021
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ROLANDO MUNOZ IS SUSPENDED FOR TEN (10) DAYS (APRIL 2 THROUGH APRIL 11, 2021. WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED. ACTUAL TERM OF SUSPENSION WILL BE APRIL 2 THROUGH APRIL 5, 2021) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1489 (a)(8) (GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OR REFUSAL OF LICENSE) #1500. 1 (a) (RANDOM DRUG TESTING- POSITIVE FOR METHAMPHETAMINE) AND #1900 (GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION).

FURTHERMORE, ROLANDO MUNOZ SHALL CONTACT THE WINNERS FOUNDATION FOR AN EVALUATION AND ABIDE BY THEIR ASSESMENT AND SIGN A TEST AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD.

DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION, ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF ROLANDO MUNOZ ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) MR. MUNOZ IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.

Name: COURTNEY LYNN GILARDO Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21060PN Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Careless Riding. APPRENTICE JOCKEY COURTNEY GILARDO IS HEREBY FINED $500.00 FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE; ALLOWING HER MOUNT #1A BAYTOWN GLORY TO CAUSE AN INTERFERENCE TO #3 SUCCESS HURRICANE, #6 SARATOGA WILDCAT AND #4 BLUEGRASS POSSE HAVING CAME OUT INTO #'S 6,3 AND 4 NEAR 3/8 POLE RESULTING IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HER MOUNT FROM 4TH POSITION TO LAST POSITION IN THE 2ND RACE, MARCH 26 , 2021, IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 305.286, 305.287 AND 305.33. FINE DUE APRIL 12, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 22, 2021. 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: KEVIN J THOMPSON Ruling Date: 3/25/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 24294 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/25/2021 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of the outstanding debt ($200 fine) to the LSRC as per ruling 24266 issued on 3/6/2021.

Name: KEVIN J THOMPSON Ruling Date: 4/13/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 24294-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/25/2021 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 24294 - Restored to Good Standing on 4/6/2021; Paid fine as per ruling 24266 issued 3/6/2021..
Name: BRETT THOMAS SANTANGELO Ruling Date: 3/30/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21059PN Ruling Type: Must Appear Before Review Committee
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to appear for stewards hearing. OWNER/TRAINER BRETT SANTANGELO , WAS TO ATTEND A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS. HAVING FAILED TO ATTEND THE HEARING ON MARCH 23 , 2021, IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE SECTION 179.25 (d). SECTION 179.25. Notice required. (d) The failure of the summoned person to appear, after proper notice, shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the Judges or Stewards and the Judges or Stewards shall issue a ruling as a default. The Judges or Stewards may impose an additional fine or suspension to the person who fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing after written notice of the hearing has been sent. YOU ARE HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). FINE DUE APRIL 10 , 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 20 , 2021. 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: RAMON VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2021
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2021-OP-9 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey, Ramon Vazquez, who rode Defender in the eight race Friday, March 19, 2021, is fined two hundred ($200) for misjudging the finish line, in violation of Arkansas Racing Commission rule #2351.

Name: ROBERT JW JOHNSTON Ruling Date: 4/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21066PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE ELITE SPEED 2ND RACE, MARCH 19, 2021 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #370305 F taken from the horse ELITE SPEED who finished 1ST in the 2ND race, MARCH 19, 2021 tested positive for FAMOTIDINE . Trainer ROBERT J.W. JOHNSTON waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus, based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 401.2 (A)(1). 401.3, AND 401.24. Accordingly, the horse ELITE SPEED is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to 7 PA Code, Section 401.3 AND 305.33, The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 2ND race, MARCH 19, 2021, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- FOXY HIYA 2nd- SOLO TRY 3rd- EXPRESSFUL GRACE 4th- BELLA INVASION 5th- NEARLY MISSED This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 2ND race, MARCH 19, 2021. The liability for this positive is under investigation. 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. 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: ROBERT JW JOHNSTON Ruling Date: 4/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21067PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE MIA ANGELINA 10TH RACE, MARCH 19, 2021 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #370320 F taken from the horse MIA ANGELINA who finished 4TH in the 10TH race, MARCH 19, 2021 tested positive for FAMOTIDINE . Trainer ROBERT J.W. JOHNSTON waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus, based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 401.2 (A)(1). 401.3, AND 401.24. Accordingly, the horse MIA ANGELINA is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to 7 PA Code, Section 401.3 AND 305.33, The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 10TH race, MARCH 19, 2021, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- BIG SHOT POSSE 2nd- UNEMOTIONAL 3rd- WOOD BEE 4th- BRIA AND GIGI 5th- LAYLA'S VOYAGE This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 10TH race, MARCH 19, 2021. The liability for this positive is under investigation. 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. 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: ROBERT JW JOHNSTON Ruling Date: 4/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21068PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. TRAINER ROBERT J.W. JOHNSTON APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, WAIVING HIS RIGHT TO COUNSEL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE #370305 F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE ELITE SPEED WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 2ND RACE, MARCH 19 , 2021 TESTED POSITIVE FOR FAMOTIDINE , AND SAMPLE # 370320 F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE MIA ANGELINA WHO FINISHED 4TH IN THE 10TH RACE MARCH 19, 2021 ALSO TESTED POSITIVE FOR FAMOTIDINE. TRAINER ROBERT J.W. JOHNSTON WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND TRAINER ROBERT J.W. JOHNSTON , IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 185.7 (a), 303.13, 401.2 (a) (b), 401.3, 401.24 (a) (b), 401.45, 401.46, and 401.47. ACCORDINGLY, TRAINER ROBERT J.W. JOHNSTON HAS BEEN ISSUED A WRITTEN WARNING AND ASSIGNED 0 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. SECTION 185.7. Protection of horses. (a) Each person licensed by the Commission shall do all that is reasonable and within the licensee's power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, from coming into contact with or be administrated any drug, medication or other foreign substance, including a permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level. SECTION 303.13. Trainer responsibility rule. (a) The trainer is responsible for the condition of the horse entered in an official workout or race and is charged with the responsibility to guard and protect the horse at all times regardless of the trainer's location. The trainer shall be responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, agent or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable level, in these horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, as reported by a Commission-approved laboratory, is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. In the absence of substantial evidence to the contrary, the trainer shall be responsible. (b) A trainer shall prevent the administration, attempted administration or passive contamination by others, including the trainers' employees and assistants who have care, custody and control of the horse from any drug, medication, or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. (c) A trainer shall immediately report to the Stewards and the Commission Veterinarian if the trainer knows, or has cause to believe, that a horse in the trainer's care, custody or control has received any prohibited drugs or medications. 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. (2) A person acting alone or in concert may not provide, administer, cause to be administered or allow to be administered to a horse, by any means or methods, a foreign substance, a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication under this chapter during the 24-hour period prior to the scheduled post time for the race in which the horse is entered, except as otherwise provided. (3) In addition to the Commission approved Prohibited Substances List and the provisions of Chapter 403 (relating to equine veterinary practices—temporary regulations), the term prohibited substance shall include: (i) Drugs or medications for which no acceptable threshold concentration has been established; (ii) Controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations or administration within the restricted time period, if approved by the Commission, and set forth by the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule and the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substance; (iii) Substances present in the horse in excess of concentrations at which the substances could occur naturally; and (iv) Substances foreign to a horse at concentrations that may cause interference with testing procedures. (b) No person may possess or use a drug, substance, chemical or medication on the premises of a licensed racetrack or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Commission that: (1) A recognized analytical method has not been developed to detect and confirm the administration of the substance; (2) Its use may endanger the health and welfare of the horse or endanger the safety of the rider or driver; (3) Its use may adversely affect the integrity of racing; (4) No generally-accepted use in equine care exists; or (5) Has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States. SECTION 401.3. Restrictions; prima facie evidence. SECTION 401.24. Primary sample collection. SECTION 401.45. Responsibility of a trainer. SECTION 401.46. Control of horse, presumption of knowledge. SECTION 401.47. Persons found guilty of administration of drugs. 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: MARSHALL THOMAS CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 3/16/2021
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2021-MP-10 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/16/2021 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: RULING #10 DATE: 3/16/2021 NAME: Marshall T. Campbell, Jr DOB: 8/1/1956 PERMIT: # 38877 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Owner/Trainer Marshall T. Campbell, Jr is hereby suspended for failure to pay his fines for ruling #188 dated 12/6/2020 in the amount of three hundred dollars and #209 12/20/2020 in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

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

Name: MARSHALL THOMAS CAMPBELL Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2021-MP-10-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/16/2021 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2021-MP-10 - Restored to Good Standing RULING # 20 DATE: 4/1/2021 NAME: Marshall T. Campbell DOB: 8/1/1956 PERMIT: # 38877 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Owner/Trainer Marshall T. Campbell is hereby restored to good standing after having paid his fines totaling four hundred ($400.00) dollars. All rulings are listed below. #188 12/6/2020 $300 #209 12/20/2020 $100

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

Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 3/15/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24276 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Jess Tolltacin the 2nd race February 6, 2021 at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 3/15/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24278 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change, at the time of entry, (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Jj Coronas King in the 5th race February 9, 2021 at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 3/14/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 24275 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failed to have a negative coggins on file, resulting in the late scratch of his scheduled starter “Paint Me Patriot” from race 4, March 2, 2021 at Louisiana Downs.
Name: RAMON VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/14/2021
Jurisdiction: Arkansas Racing Commission Facility: Oaklawn Park
Ruling Number: 2021-OP-6 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Jockey Ramon Vazquez, who rode Rated R Superstar, in the seventh race, Saturday March 13, 2021 is fined five hundred dollars ($500) for striking his horse excessively while not allowing a proper response time, in violation of Arkansas Racing Commission rule #2163 (3) (C).

Name: PEDRO A RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21053PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone Positive. HORSE TROLL CROSSING 8TH RACE, MARCH 10, 2021 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #370269 F taken from the horse TROLL CROSSING who finished 2ND in the 8TH race, MARCH 10, 2021 tested positive for PHENYLBUTAZONE IN THE QUANTITY OF .401 UG/ML. Trainer PEDRO A. RODRIGUEZ waived his right to the testing of the split sample. Thus, based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found in VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 173.11, 401.2 (A)(1). 401.3, 403.13 (1) (i) (e), AND 401.24. Accordingly, the horse TROLL CROSSING is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to 7 PA Code, Section 401.3 AND 305.33, The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 8TH race, MARCH 10, 2021, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- DIAMOND MOON 2nd- ALL ABOUT REYANA 3rd- PRIDE IN THE BIZ 4th- JANE 5th- SUNSHINE BAY This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 8TH race, MARCH 10, 2021. The liability for this positive is under investigation. SECTION 173.11 Adoption of National Standards 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 403.13. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ARCI NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG RULE (NSAID): PHENYLBUTAZONE THRESHOLD O.3 MG/ML 48 HOURS OUT. 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. 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: PEDRO A RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 3/29/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21054PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Phenylbutazone Positive. OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO A. RODRIGUEZ WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE # 370269 F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE TROLL CROSSING WHO FINISHED 2ND IN THE 8TH RACE, MARCH 10 , 2021 TESTED POSITIVE FOR PHENYLBUTAZONE IN THE QUANTITY OF .401 UG/ML. OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO A. RODRIGUEZ WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO A. RODRIGUEZ , IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 173.11, 185.7 (a), 303.13, 401.2 (a) (b), 401,3, 403.13(e), 401.24 (a) (b), 401.45, 401.46, and 401.47. ACCORDINGLY, OWNER/TRAINER PEDRO RODRIGUEZ IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) AND ALSO ASSIGNED 1/2 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. SECTION 173.11 Adoption of National Standards. SECTION 185.7. Protection of horses. (a) Each person licensed by the Commission shall do all that is reasonable and within the licensee's power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, from coming into contact with or be administrated any drug, medication or other foreign substance, including a permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level. SECTION 303.13. Trainer responsibility rule. (a) The trainer is responsible for the condition of the horse entered in an official workout or race and is charged with the responsibility to guard and protect the horse at all times regardless of the trainer's location. The trainer shall be responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, agent or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable level, in these horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, as reported by a Commission-approved laboratory, is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. In the absence of substantial evidence to the contrary, the trainer shall be responsible. (b) A trainer shall prevent the administration, attempted administration or passive contamination by others, including the trainers' employees and assistants who have care, custody and control of the horse from any drug, medication, or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. (c) A trainer shall immediately report to the Stewards and the Commission Veterinarian if the trainer knows, or has cause to believe, that a horse in the trainer's care, custody or control has received any prohibited drugs or medications. 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. (2) A person acting alone or in concert may not provide, administer, cause to be administered or allow to be administered to a horse, by any means or methods, a foreign substance, a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication under this chapter during the 24-hour period prior to the scheduled post time for the race in which the horse is entered, except as otherwise provided. (3) In addition to the Commission approved Prohibited Substances List and the provisions of Chapter 403 (relating to equine veterinary practices—temporary regulations), the term prohibited substance shall include: (i) Drugs or medications for which no acceptable threshold concentration has been established; (ii) Controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations or administration within the restricted time period, if approved by the Commission, and set forth by the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule and the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substance; (iii) Substances present in the horse in excess of concentrations at which the substances could occur naturally; and (iv) Substances foreign to a horse at concentrations that may cause interference with testing procedures. (b) No person may possess or use a drug, substance, chemical or medication on the premises of a licensed racetrack or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Commission that: (1) A recognized analytical method has not been developed to detect and confirm the administration of the substance; (2) Its use may endanger the health and welfare of the horse or endanger the safety of the rider or driver; (3) Its use may adversely affect the integrity of racing; (4) No generally-accepted use in equine care exists; or (5) Has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States. SECTION 403.13. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ARCI NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG RULE (NSAID): PHENYLBUTAZONE THRESHOLD O.3 MG/ML 48 HOURS OUT. SECTION 401.3. Restrictions; prima facie evidence. SECTION 401.24. Primary sample collection. SECTION 401.45. Responsibility of a trainer. SECTION 401.46. Control of horse, presumption of knowledge. SECTION 401.47. Persons found guilty of administration of drugs. FINE DUE APRIL 9 , 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 19 , 2021. 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: KARLEE A KWIATKOWSKI Ruling Date: 4/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21076PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. OWNER KARLEE A. KWIATKOWSKI, WHO MOUNTED THE HORSE "HEY JABBER JAW" BAREBACK IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE FOLLOWING THE RUNNING OF THE 8TH RACE ON MARCH 8, 2021, IS HEREBY FINED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FOR BEING IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE SECTION 185.2 AND 303.5 (a & b). SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. SECTION 303.5. Helmets and vests. (a) Any person mounted on a horse or stable pony while on the licensed racetrack or association grounds must wear a protective safety helmet securely fastened under the chin at all times... (b) Any person mounted on a horse or stable pony on the association grounds must wear a properly-secured safety vest at all times.... FINE DUE APRIL 18, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 19, 2021. 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: MICHAEL L CATALANO Ruling Date: 4/8/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Philadelphia Park
Ruling Number: 21077PP Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: General Ruling. OWNER/TRAINER MICHAEL L. CATALANO JR., WHO LEGGED UP OWNER KARLEE A. KWIATKOWSKI, ON THE HORSE "HEY JABBER JAW" BAREBACK IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE FOLLOWING THE RUNNING OF THE 8TH RACE ON MARCH 8, 2021, IS HEREBY FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) FOR BEING IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA CODE SECTION 185.2. SECTION 185.2. Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. FINE DUE APRIL 18, 2021. IF FINE IS NOT PAID, SUSPENSION BEGINS APRIL 19, 2021. 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: KEVIN J THOMPSON Ruling Date: 3/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 24266 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to conduct business in a proper manner resulting in a late scratch of his scheduled starter, It'suptoyoupal, from race 4 on march 5, 2021 at Fair Grounds Race Course.
Name: LINDA MAE EIDAL Ruling Date: 3/1/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-41 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/1/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Linda Eidal having been 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 1, 2021, concerning a court judgment for an outstanding financial obligation to Southwestern Racetrack Associates as stated in the 12th Judicial District Court, in the amount of $12,451.75 in damages plus Attorney’s fees and costs.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Linda Eidal be suspended immediately March 1, 2021.

Linda Eidal is deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that judgment is satisfied.

Licensee is found in Violation of: 16.47.1.8 I (1) and (2)NMAC: Grounds For Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License 16.47.1.8 (I): Financial Responsibility

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

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. Last date for appeal March 11, 2021

Name: LINDA MAE EIDAL Ruling Date: 3/11/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-41-FO Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/1/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2021-ZIA-41 - Ruling Final Outcome 3/11/2021

This ruling issued in error, refer to 2021-ZIA-32

Name: COBY JUDE BOURQUE Ruling Date: 2/4/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 24218 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/22/2019 Suspension End: 5/21/2024
Ruling Text: After further review resolved ruling 23425 is herby rescinded and Coby Bourque is hereby referred to the Louisiana State Racing Commission for whatever further action deemed necessary, for testing positive for a Controlled Dangerous Substance (fourth offence). During this term Coby Bourque is denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission.
Name: COBY JUDE BOURQUE Ruling Date: 4/9/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Fair Grounds
Ruling Number: 24218-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/22/2019 Suspension End: 5/21/2024
Ruling Text: RE: 24218 - Modified Penalty; Case heard by LSRC on 3/30/2021; Plea agreement approved; Stewards ruling upheld; Coby Bourque suspended five years and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission, with credited for time served May 22, 2019 through 3/30/2021; reinstatement as an an exercise rider, with remainig suspension converted to probation,will be allowed upon proof of enrollment and continued attendence in a commission approved rehab program for a minimum of 18 months at which time he must attain the highest level of recovery dynamics'step 12 of of an AA/NA program, and otherwise show proof that he is currently drug free. Mandatory drug testing at the discretion of the commission or the state steward. Coby Bourque may apply for a Jockey license after 3/29/2022 providing all requirements have been met, If approved he shall serve the remainder of his suspension on probation. Any violations of the law or rules of racing during his probation shall result in reinstatementof his suspension. All rights to further appeal are waived. In summary, Coby Bourque's suspension is from May 22,2019 through May 21 2024; his probationary period is March 30,2021 through March 29, 2024.
Name: FRANKIE HAROLD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/28/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-23 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Frankie Martinez was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 28,2021. The hearing was in regard to an allegation that Frankie Martinez entered and ran the 9th place finisher, “Taormina”, in the 5th race on August 21, 2020 at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track, while under Summary Suspension in the State of Colorado.

The Settlement, Stipulation, and Agreement entered into on September 25, 2020 between Frankie Martinez and the State of Colorado, paragraph 4-b states “A suspension of 77 days, beginning from the date the Summary Suspension was served upon Licensee (July 9, 2020) ending September 25, 2020.”

15.2.5.12 (A)(5) NMAC: Horses Ineligible: A horse is ineligible “if it is wholly or partially owned by a disqualified person or a horse is under the direct or indirect training or management of a disqualified person; 15.2.1.9 (B)(8-C) NMAC: The stewards shall honor the rulings issued by other pari-mutuel racing commissions.

The horse “Taormina” was owned by Caesar Nunez and was represented by trainer.

For Frankie Martinez’s violation issued in accordance with 15.2.5.12 (A)(5), the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows. 1. A (200.00) Two Hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before March 1, 2021, 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.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(8-C) and 15.2.5.12 (A)(5) above.15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 15.2.5.13 E (4) (d) Disqualification and purse distribution.

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. Last day for appeal: February 8, 2021

Name: FRANKIE HAROLD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/28/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-22 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Frankie Martinez was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 28,2021. The hearing was in regard to an allegation that Frankie Martinez entered and ran the 2nd place finisher, “Twelve Percent”, in the 4th race on August 16, 2020 at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track, while under Summary Suspension in the State of Colorado.

The Settlement, Stipulation, and Agreement entered into on September 25, 2020 between Frankie Martinez and the State of Colorado, paragraph 4-b states “A suspension of 77 days, beginning from the date the Summary Suspension was served upon Licensee (July 9, 2020) ending September 25, 2020.”

15.2.5.12 (A)(5) NMAC: Horses Ineligible: A horse is ineligible “if it is wholly or partially owned by a disqualified person or a horse is under the direct or indirect training or management of a disqualified person; 15.2.1.9 (B)(8-C) NMAC: The stewards shall honor the rulings issued by other pari-mutuel racing commissions.

The horse “Twelve Percent” was owned by Gabriel B. Burke and represented by trainer.

For Frankie Martinez’s violation issued in accordance with 15.2.5.12 (A)(5), the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows. 1. A (200.00) Two Hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before March 1, 2021, 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.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(8-C) and 15.2.5.12 (A)(5) above.15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 15.2.5.13 E (4) (d) Disqualification and purse distribution.

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. Last day for appeal: February 8, 2021

Name: FRANKIE HAROLD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 1/28/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-21 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Frankie Martinez was duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 28,2021. The hearing was in regard to an allegation that Frankie Martinez entered and ran the 1st place finisher, “Taormina”, in the 2nd race on August 9, 2020 at the Downs at Albuquerque Race Track, while under Summary Suspension in the State of Colorado.

The Settlement, Stipulation, and Agreement entered into on September 25, 2020 between Frankie Martinez and the State of Colorado, paragraph 4-b states “A suspension of 77 days, beginning from the date the Summary Suspension was served upon Licensee (July 9, 2020) ending September 25, 2020.”

15.2.5.12 (A)(5) NMAC: Horses Ineligible: A horse is ineligible “if it is wholly or partially owned by a disqualified person or a horse is under the direct or indirect training or management of a disqualified person; 15.2.1.9 (B)(8-C) NMAC: The stewards shall honor the rulings issued by other pari-mutuel racing commissions.

The horse “Taormina” was owned by Caesar Nunez and represented by trainer.

For Frankie Martinez’s violation issued in accordance with 15.2.5.12 (A)(5), the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty as follows. 1. A (200.00) Two Hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before March 1, 2021, 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.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(8-C) and 15.2.5.12 (A)(5) above.15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 15.2.5.13 E (4) (d) Disqualification and purse distribution.

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. Last day for appeal: February 8, 2021

Name: BRANDON L KULP Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21064PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE VOODOO CAT 3RD RACE, JANUARY 22, 2021 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample #370036 F taken from the horse VOODOO CAT who finished 1ST in the 3RD race, JANUARY 22, 2021 tested positive for TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE . Trainer BRANDON KULP availed himself to the right of the testing of the split sample. On APRIL 5, 2021, the TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS confirmed that split sample #370036 F was positive for TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE . Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of 7 PA. CODE SECTION 401.2 (A)(1). 401.3, AND 401.24. Accordingly, the horse VOODOO CAT is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to 7 PA Code, Section 401.3 AND 305.33, The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 3RD race, JANUARY 22, 2021, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- CIN CIN COWBOY 2nd- STRAITOUTA CONGTIN 3rd- MARC WELLS 4th- PHIL THE BANKER 5th- PEPPERONI This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 3RD race, JANUARY 22, 2021. The liability for this positive is under investigation. 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. 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: DOMINIC V DEBELLIS Ruling Date: 1/19/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2021-ZIA-10 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/19/2021 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Dominic Debellis, dba:Argentum Racing Stables, having been 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 January 19, 2021, concerning a court judgment for an outstanding financial obligation to NM Racetrack Associates as stated in the 12th Judicial District Court, in the amount of $3,955.95 in damages, plus Attorney’s fees and costs.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Dominic Debellis, dba:Argentum Racing Stables be suspended immediately January 19, 2021. Dominic Debellis, dba:Argentum Racing Stables is deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that judgment is satisfied.

Licensee is found in Violation of: 16.47.1.8 I (1) and (2)NMAC: Grounds For Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License 16.47.1.8 (I): Financial Responsibility

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

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. Last date for appeal January 29, 2021

Name: NAOISE AGNEW Ruling Date: 3/30/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21056PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. HORSE GRAB THE GOLD 8TH RACE, JANUARY 15, 2021 The official chemist from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission issued a report that sample # 370009 F taken from the horse GRAB THE GOLD who finished 1ST in the 8TH race, JANUARY 15, 2021 tested positive for FAMOTIDINE . Trainer NAOISE AGNEW availed himself to the right of the testing of the split sample. On MARCH 15, 2021, the TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS confirmed that split sample # 370009 F was positive for FAMOTIDINE . Thus based on the information submitted to the Board of Stewards by a representative of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, a violation has been found of VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 401.2 (A)(1). 401.3, AND 401.24. Accordingly, the horse GRAB THE GOLD is disqualified from purse money, pursuant to 7 PA Code, Section 401.3 AND 305.33, The Board of Stewards direct the Horsemen's Bookkeeper to redistribute the purse money from the 8TH race, JANUARY 15, 2021, according to the revised order of finish: 1st- CHRISATUDE 2nd- WEALLWEGOT 3rd- MANAHAWKIN 4th- START CASHIN 5th- A T M AWESOME This ruling shall in no way affect the pari-mutuel pay-off in the 8TH race, JANUARY 15, 2021. The liability for this positive is under investigation. 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. 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: NAOISE AGNEW Ruling Date: 3/30/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21057PN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Drug Positive. TRAINER NAIOSE AGNEW APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS, WAIVING HIS RIGHT TO COUNSEL, ON REPORT FROM THE OFFICIAL CHEMIST FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HORSE RACING COMMISSION THAT SAMPLE # 370009 F TAKEN FROM THE HORSE GRAB THE GOLD WHO FINISHED 1ST IN THE 8TH RACE, JANUARY 15 , 2021 TESTED POSITIVE FOR FAMOTIDINE. TRAINER NAIOSE AGNEW AVAILED HIMSELF TO THE RIGHT OF THE TESTING OF THE SPLIT SAMPLE. THIS REPORT WAS CONFIRMED BY TEXAS A & M VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, AND REPORTED TO OUR PERSONNEL ON MARCH 16 , 2021. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND TRAINER NAOISE AGNEW , IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 185.7 (a), 303.13, 401.2 (a) (b), 401.3, 401.24 (a) (b), 401.45, 401.46, and 401.47. ACCORDINGLY, TRAINER NAOISE AGNEW HAS BEEN ISSUED A WRITTEN WARNING AND ASSIGNED 0 MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION POINT. SECTION 185.7. Protection of horses. (a) Each person licensed by the Commission shall do all that is reasonable and within the licensee's power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, from coming into contact with or be administrated any drug, medication or other foreign substance, including a permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level. SECTION 303.13. Trainer responsibility rule. (a) The trainer is responsible for the condition of the horse entered in an official workout or race and is charged with the responsibility to guard and protect the horse at all times regardless of the trainer's location. The trainer shall be responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication, agent or other substance, including permitted medications in excess of the maximum allowable level, in these horses. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or substance, including permitted medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, as reported by a Commission-approved laboratory, is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. In the absence of substantial evidence to the contrary, the trainer shall be responsible. (b) A trainer shall prevent the administration, attempted administration or passive contamination by others, including the trainers' employees and assistants who have care, custody and control of the horse from any drug, medication, or other prohibited substance that may cause a violation of these rules. (c) A trainer shall immediately report to the Stewards and the Commission Veterinarian if the trainer knows, or has cause to believe, that a horse in the trainer's care, custody or control has received any prohibited drugs or medications. 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. (2) A person acting alone or in concert may not provide, administer, cause to be administered or allow to be administered to a horse, by any means or methods, a foreign substance, a prohibited drug, medication, chemical or other substance, including any restricted medication under this chapter during the 24-hour period prior to the scheduled post time for the race in which the horse is entered, except as otherwise provided. (3) In addition to the Commission approved Prohibited Substances List and the provisions of Chapter 403 (relating to equine veterinary practices—temporary regulations), the term prohibited substance shall include: (i) Drugs or medications for which no acceptable threshold concentration has been established; (ii) Controlled therapeutic medications in excess of established threshold concentrations or administration within the restricted time period, if approved by the Commission, and set forth by the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule and the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substance; (iii) Substances present in the horse in excess of concentrations at which the substances could occur naturally; and (iv) Substances foreign to a horse at concentrations that may cause interference with testing procedures. (b) No person may possess or use a drug, substance, chemical or medication on the premises of a licensed racetrack or other facility under the jurisdiction of the Commission that: (1) A recognized analytical method has not been developed to detect and confirm the administration of the substance; (2) Its use may endanger the health and welfare of the horse or endanger the safety of the rider or driver; (3) Its use may adversely affect the integrity of racing; (4) No generally-accepted use in equine care exists; or (5) Has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States. SECTION 401.3. Restrictions; prima facie evidence. SECTION 401.24. Primary sample collection. SECTION 401.45. Responsibility of a trainer. SECTION 401.46. Control of horse, presumption of knowledge. SECTION 401.47. Persons found guilty of administration of drugs. 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: THOMAS L PETRI Ruling Date: 1/12/2021
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Pompano Park
Ruling Number: 2021-PPI-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 1/12/21 - Administrative Complaint - 2021000551 - FS.550.2415 = Methocarbamol. $1000 Imposed and Paid to BOR. "My Revenuer"
Name: FRANCISCO JESUS D'ANGELO Ruling Date: 12/23/2020
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 25035 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/26/2021 Suspension End: 2/24/2021
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint - 2020057746 - F.S. 550.2415 = Albuterol. $1000 Fine Imposed to be Paid to BOR. (30) Thirty Day Suspension Imposed: 1/26/ - 2/24. EL SOLITARIO
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 12/18/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24125 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter JJ One Sweet Jess in the 1st race December 17, 2020, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JOSE MEZA-CISNEROS Ruling Date: 12/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20 WRD 077 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JOSE MEZA-CISNEROS PLED NO CONTEST TO A VIOLATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF RULES, RIDING RULES AND CARELESS RIDING DURING THE 4TH RACE AT WRD ON SUNDAY, OCOTBER 18, 2020 AND ALLOWED HIS MOUNT #1 "OCEAN DYNASTY" TO INTERFERE WITH OR IMPEDE ANOTHER HORSE IN THE RACE, RESULTING IN DISQUALLIFICATION.

THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT JOSE MEZA-CISNEROS IS HEREBY SUSPENDED FROM RIDING RACES FOR A PERIOD OF TWO DAYS. SUSPENSION FROM RACE RIDING WILL BE IN EFFECT ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020 AND ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020.

Name: DONNIE STRICKLAND Ruling Date: 12/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20-WRD-075 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/22/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: A REPORT WAS RECEIVED STATING THE URINE SAMPLE COLLCTED FROM "A PRIZE WAGON", WHICH PLACED 2ND IN THE 8TH RACE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 AT WRD TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUGMODAFINIL ACID.

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020, THE BOS AT WRD DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE IS AT RISK BECAUSE MODAFINIL ACID IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD WHICH CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE AND POTENTIALLY AFFECT THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC, OTHER LICENSEES AND HORSES IN HIS CARE.

THEREFORE, THE BOS DETERMINES THAT DONNIE STRICKLAND IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFF. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION.

DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, MR. STRICKLAND IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURE OF ALL RACETRACKS, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.

ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEAARING IS SET FOR THE 28TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2020 @ 10:00 AM.

Name: DONNIE STRICKLAND Ruling Date: 12/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20-WRD-075-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/22/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20-WRD-075A - Case Continued…NOW ON THE 28TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2020 THIS MATTER COMES ON BEFORE THE BOS AT WRD THE MATTER OF THE ORDER OF SUMMARY SUSPENSION ISSUED TO LICENSEE OWNER/TRAINER DONNIE STRICKLAND ON THE 22ND DAY OF OCTOBER, 2020. HAVING REVIEWED THE EXHIBITS AND HAVING ARGUMENTS AND TESTIMONY FROM THE DEFENDANT OWNER/TRAINER DONNIE STRICKLAND, THE BOS FINDS THAT THE LICENSEE HAS FAILED TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE ORDER OF SUMMARY SUSPENSION SHOULD NOT REMAIN IN EFFECT PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. IT IS, THEREFORE, THE ORDER OF THE BOS THAT THE OWNER/TRAINER DONNIE STRICKLAND SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL A FINAL HEARING ON THE MERITS IS HELD OF THE ABOVE LISTED CASE AND A DETERMINATION IS MADE PURSUANT THERETO. IT IS SO ORDERED.
Name: DONNIE STRICKLAND Ruling Date: 4/1/2021
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 20-WRD-075-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 10/22/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 20-WRD-075B- Ruling Final Outcome…THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT DONNIE STRICKLAND SHALL BE AND HEREBY FINED $10,000.00 AND IS SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSURE FOR 1 YEAR, EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020 THROUGH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021. DURING HIS SUSPENSION AND/OR INELIGIBILITY, MR. STRICKLAND IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURE OF ALL RACETRACKS INCLUDING PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT, "A PRIZED WAGON" BE DISQUALIFIES FROM 2ND PLACE IN THE 8TH RACE AR WRD ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 AND SHALL BE PLACED ON THE STEWARD'S AND/OR VETERIANRIAN'S LIST FOR NO LESS THAN 180 DAYS. AT THE END OF THE 180 DAYS, BLOOD SHALL BE PULLED ON "A PRIZE WAGON" AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OWNER/TRAINER. THE DISQUALIFICATION SHALL IN NO WAY EFFECT THE PARI-MUTUEL PAYOFF. "A PRIZED WAGON" SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED.

THE FINE HAS NOT BEEN PAID.

Name: DONALD HUNT Ruling Date: 12/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Calder Race Course
Ruling Number: 25044 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 12/14/20- Administrative Complaint - 2020055432 F.S. 550.2415 Violation = Xylazine. $500 Fine Paid to BOR - Calder "See Me See You"
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 12/9/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24104 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Canelo Shak Em in the 9th race December 5, 2020, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: LEVI MAYS Ruling Date: 12/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24097 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have his scheduled starter Angel Prize, administered bleeder medication, resulting in a late scratch from race 7 on 12/5/2020 at Evangeline Downs Race Course.
Name: RAUL MELGOZA SALOMON Ruling Date: 11/24/2020
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2020-MP-177 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/24/2020 Suspension End: 4/12/2021
Ruling Text: RULING #177 DATE: 11/24/2020 NAME: Raul Salomon DOB: 8/21/1975 PERMIT: # 38790 Groom & # 38791 Owner

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Owner/Groom Raul Salomon is hereby summarily suspended pending a hearing on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10:00 am for violation of WV Rule of Racing # 178-1-24.3.n. Refusing testing ordered by the Board of Stewards.

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

Name: RAUL MELGOZA SALOMON Ruling Date: 4/12/2021
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2020-MP-177-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 11/24/2020 Suspension End: 4/12/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-MP-177 - Restored to Good StandingRULING #19 DATE: 4/12/2021 NAME: Raul Salomon DOB: 8/21/1975 PERMIT: # 38790 Groom & # 38791 Owner The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty: Owner/Groom Raul Salomon is hereby reinstated after having provided an evaluation determining his condition is such that he may hold a permit and participate in racing. Mr. Solomon will be subject to additional random testing. All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the Racing Commission within 7 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered by the Stewards, per WV Rule of Racing number 178-1-8.5.n. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.
Name: STEPHANIE E SHEROSKI Ruling Date: 3/29/2021
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Facility: Penn National
Ruling Number: 21055PN Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/13/2021 Suspension End: 3/30/2022
Ruling Text: Has acted to the detriment of racing. JOCKEY STEPHANIE SHEROSKI APPEARED AT A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS ON MARCH 23, 2021. AFTER CONSIDERING ALL TESTIMONY AND THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS HAVE DETERMINED THAT JOCKEY STEPHANIE SHEROSKI DID COMMIT FRAUD BY CHARGING THE PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES TO SAMUEL WEBB'S RAC TRACK STORE ACCOUNT ON NOVEMBER 14, 2020(SAMUEL WEBB WAS DECEASED AS OF AUGUST 12, 2020). JOCKEY STEPHANIE SHEROSKI ON JANUARY 22, 2021 WAS FOUND TO BE GUILTY OF MISUSE OF LICENSE DOING ACTIVITIES ON THE GROUNDS OF PENN NATIONAL RACE COURSE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH BEING A JOCKEY. JOCKEY STEPHANIE SHEROSKI HAS BEEN SANCTIONED FOR SIMILAR MISUSE OF LICENSE INCIDENTS SEVEN (7) TIMES. THE BOARD OF STEWARDS DETERMINED THOSE ACTIONS TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO RACING AND IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 185.1 (a) (b), 185.2, 185.12, 185.16, 303.1, 305.32, 305.33, 179.22 AND 179.23. ACCORDINGLY, THE BOARD OF STEWARDS SUSPEND ALL CURRENT LICENSES OF JOCKEY STEPHANIE SHEROSKI EFFECTIVE APRIL 13, 2021, FOR THE TERM OF SAID LICENSES FOR BEING IN VIOLATION OF 7 PA. CODE SECTION 185.1 (a) (b), 185.2, 185.12, 185.16, 303.1, 305.32, 305.33, 179.22 AND 179.23. SECTION 185.1. General provisions. (a) Every person participating in pari-mutuel racing activities within this Commonwealth must be licensed by the Commission in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 9323 of the act (relating to occupational licenses for individuals) and with the Commission's specific regulations relating to the applicant's racing occupation. (b) In addition to the provisions set forth in Chapters 203 and 303 (relating to licensing, duties and responsibilities of Standardbred licensees; and licensing, duties and responsibilities of Thoroughbred licensees) of the Commission's regulations, the filing of an application for a particular occupational license shall authorize the Commission to investigate criminal records and employment records, to conduct a thorough background investigation and to conduct interviews to determine if the applicant's character, experience and qualifications are consistent with the best interest of racing and the general public. SECTION 185.2 Conduct of licensee. A licensee shall not, alone or in concert with another person, engage in inappropriate, illegal or unethical conduct which violates the Commission's rules and regulations of racing, is inconsistent with the best interests and integrity of racing or otherwise undermines the general public's faith, public perception and confidence in the racing industry. SECTION 185.12. Grounds for refusal, denial, suspension or revocation of license. SECTION 185.16. Misuse of license. A person may not exercise or attempt to exercise the rights of an occupational license not otherwise properly authorized by the Commission through the appropriate licensing procedures set forth in this chapter. The Commission will exercise the power to regulate the conduct of persons holding licenses or who are participating in racing by the use of rights of a licensee. SECTION 303.1. Thoroughbred license categories. SECTION 305.32. Power of the Stewards. SECTION 305.33. Disciplinary action. SECTION 179.22. General Power of the Judges and Stewards. SECTION 179.23. Jurisdiction of Judges and Stewards DURING THIS SUSPENSION, JOCKEY STEPHANIE SHEROSKI IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL GROUNDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF 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: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 11/5/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24068 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Jj One Sweet Jess in the 3rd race November 4, 2020, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 11/4/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24067 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Az Fast Dash in the 1st race October 30, 2020, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: FRANCISCO JESUS D'ANGELO Ruling Date: 10/26/2020
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 2020-GP-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/11/2021 Suspension End: 1/25/2021
Ruling Text: 10/26/20 - Administrative Complaint - 2020047983 - F.S. 550.2415 = Albuterol. 15 day suspension: 1/11- 1/25, 2021 "Carismatica"
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 10/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24046 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Jj One Sweet Jess in the 8th race October 15, 2020, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: TYLER G SHEHAN Ruling Date: 10/10/2020
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: The Red Mile (Lexington Trots)
Ruling Number: 2020-RM-19 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: 810 KAR 5:070 SEC 9 (3)---WHIPPING IN AN EXCESSIVE AND INDISCRIMINATE MANNER USING OTHER THAN WRIST AND MINIMAL ELBOW MOVEMENT. FIRST 2020 KHRC WHIP VIOLATION.
Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 10/7/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2020-ZIA-14 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Umberto Belloc was duly notified and waived his 10 day notice and hearing before the Board of Stewards on October 7, 2020. The hearing was in regard to Umberto Belloc failing to appear in paddock with entry “Private Jet Black”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the fifth race on October 5, 2020 at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Umberto Belloc in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 7, 2020, 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 in violation of and this ruling is 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; 15.2.4.8(C)(1) Claiming Races Any horse entered in a claiming race that is not present in the paddock at least 10 minutes to post will be scratched.

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

Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. Last Date for Appeal: October 17, 2020

Name: MITCHELL LEE QUERY Ruling Date: 10/6/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2020-ZIA-12 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 10/6/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Applicant Mitchell Lee Query having applied for a groom license on October 5, 2020, at Zia Park Racetrack, is herby denied having tested positive for methamphetamines in the required drug test. Mitchell Lee Query will be eligible to reapply in 60 days and must provide a negative drug test prior to licensure.

Liscensee is found to be in violation of and this Ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1 L (e) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license. 16.47.1 L (2) A license suspension or revocation shall be reported in writing to the applicant and the association of racing commissioners international, incorporated, whereby other racing jurisdictions shall be advised 16.47.1 L (3) Any license denied, suspended or revoked by the commission pursuant to these rules shall state the time period for the effect of its ruling. When the action is taken for a misdemeanor or felony conviction, the time period shall be the period of the licensee’s or applicant’s imprisonment; or if not imprisoned, the period of probation, deferral, unless the person can satisfy the commission of sufficient rehabilitation. This rule shall also apply to licensees who voluntarily turn in their license because of, or in anticipation of, a conviction 16.47.1.17 HUMAN DRUG TESTING 16.47.1.18 (5) Testing procedures An association will provide a drug (controlled substances) and alcohol-screening test for all applicants for groom, exercise and pony persons when making application for license. The cost for the drugscreening test will be borne by the applicant payable to the association at a reasonable cost approved by the commission.

Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 10/3/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24039 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Too Jealous in the 5th race October 2, 2020, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 10/2/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 24036 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Failure to have the required 60 day workout resulting in the late scratch of his scheduled starter, “Quachita Spotlight,” from race 6, October 1, 2020 at Evangeline Downs.
Name: Jacqueline Zepeda Ruling Date: 9/28/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20091 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Jacqueline Zepeda is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in any capacity by the Minnesota Racing Commission until such time as $100 in fines levied by the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards in Ruling C20079 have been paid.

Minnesota Statute: 240.08 Occupation License Subd. 2. Application (a)(1) default in payment to the state.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 Authority and Duties of Stewards. Subp. 1. A. – General authority of stewards 7877.0100 General Requirements. Subp. 2. – Licensing criteria, financial responsibility 7897.0100 Prohibited Acts. Subp. 10. – Financial responsibility 7897.0130 Schedule of Fines. Subp. 6. – Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of the date of the ruling imposing the fine).

Name: Araceli R Weekley Ruling Date: 9/28/2020
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C20092 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom Araceli R. Weekley is hereby declared ineligible for licensing in any capacity by the Minnesota Racing Commission until such time as $100 in fines levied by the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards in Ruling C20080 have been paid. Minnesota Statute: 240.08 Occupation License Subd. 2. Application (a)(1) default in payment to the state. Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 Authority and Duties of Stewards. Subp. 1. A. – General authority of stewards 7877.0100 General Requirements. Subp. 2. – Licensing criteria, financial responsibility 7897.0100 Prohibited Acts. Subp. 10. – Financial responsibility 7897.0130 Schedule of Fines. Subp. 6. – Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of the date of the ruling imposing the fine).

Name: PETE ANDREW STAUFFACHER Ruling Date: 9/23/2020
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2020-PRM-52 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 9/18/2020 Suspension End: 4/9/2021
Ruling Text: You were telephonically notified September 18, 2020, and are hereby notified in writing that the undersigned Board of Stewards is summarily suspending your license in accordance with 491 IAC 4.6(3) and 4.6(4). Effective immediately, you are summarily suspended pending the Board of Stewards scheduling a hearing on this matter. Under 491 IAC 4.47(17A); 491 IAC 4.47(1), you pose an immediate danger to licensees, public health, safety, welfare, and integrity of horse racing for the alleged violation of 491 IAC 6.5(1) and 491 IAC 6.5(3)(i). A hearing will be scheduled once you notify the Board you have a disposition from the Court regarding this matter.

The Board of Stewards received a report from Iowa’s Department of Criminal Investigation Unit (DCI) stating on April 16, 2020, Pete Stauffacher was charged and arrested with: Possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offence (meth). Court filings 20-F-01643 and 20-F-01188

491 IAC 4.6(3) A Steward shall summarily suspend an occupational license when a licensee has been formally arrested or charged with a crime that would disqualify the licensee, if convicted . . . . 6.5(1)(c)(1) The commission or commission representative shall deny an applicant a license or, if a license is already issued, a licensee shall be subject to probation, fine, suspension, revocation, or other disciplinary measures, if the applicant or licensee . . . A license shall be denied if, within the last five years, an applicant has had . . . a felony conviction. 491 IAC 6.5(3) Has been involved in any fraudulent or corrupt practices, including, but not limited to: 6.5(3)(i) Conduct in Iowa or elsewhere has been dishonest, undesirable, detrimental to, or reflects negatively on, the integrity or best interests of racing and gaming.

You are barred from working at any pari-mutuel racetrack or gaming facility licensed to operate in the State of Iowa.

Name: DANIEL PITA Ruling Date: 8/27/2020
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 25041 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/6/2021 Suspension End: 2/20/2021
Ruling Text: 8/27/20 - Administrative Complaint - 20200041001 - F.S. 550.2415 = Clenbuterol. $500 Penalty to Be Paid to BOR. 15 Day Suspension Imposed. "Takecharge Mirella"
Name: MARIA DOLORES OCHOA Ruling Date: 7/22/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2020-DAA-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Maria D. Ochoa was duly notified and was represented by her attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on July 21, 2020. The hearing was held on a Zoom tele-video connection in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358752 taken from the horse “Prince of Bo Dash”, who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on December 26, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

Gerado Ochoa-Pena is the trainer of record for horse “Prince of Bo Dash”

Aggravating Circumstances: Clenbuterol is a Controlled Substance in New Mexico.

For Maria D. Ochoa’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 “Prince of Bo Dash” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (July 21, 2020 to January 17 , 2021) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
        2. The horse “Prince of Bo Dash”, is hereby disqualified from 1st place and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on December 26, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                      1. Natalies Wood
                      2. Jj Spanish Foose
                      3. Redd Metal
                      4. El Carranzista
                      5. Rfarmer Girl
                      6. Hidden Courage
                      7. Fly Away With Me
                      8. Santanassilvercharm
Unplaced “Prince of Bo Dash”

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) Running of the Race/ 15.2.6.9 MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES/ 15.2.6.9(L)(3)(o) MEDICATIONS AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES Environmental contaminants and substances of human use/15.2.5.14 D. 7 Protests, Objection and Inquiries/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(8)(c) Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/ 16.47.1.8(U) Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.6.9(B)Penalty Recommendation/ 15.2.5.13 E (4) (d) Disqualification and purse distribution.

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. Last date of appeal: August 1, 2020

Name: MARIA DOLORES OCHOA Ruling Date: 8/3/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2020-DAA-1-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-DAA-1 - Appeal Submitted to Commission recv'd 7/31/20 w/$500 MO (9309) dmc.
Name: CRISTINO E ESTRADA-REGALADO Ruling Date: 7/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-028 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 11000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/10/2020 Suspension End: 7/9/2023
Ruling Text: A REPORT WAS RECEIVED STATING THAT THE URINE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM "DTL HES MAN CANDY", WHICH PLACED 2ND IN THE 5TH RACE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 AT FMT, TESTED POSITIVE FOR CLENBUTEROL, FLUNIXIN, AND DEXAMETHASONE.

ON FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020, THE BOS AT FMT DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE IS AT RISK BECAUSE CLENBUTEROL IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE, WHICH CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF A HORSE.

THE BOS FINDS THAT CRISTINO ESTRADA-REGALADO IS SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020, AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. DURING THE TERM OF HIS SUSPENSION, MR. ESTRADA-REGLADO IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS COMING UNDER JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC.

ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SHOW CAUSE HEARING IS SET FOR THE 17TH DAY OF JULY, 2020 AT 12:30 PM AT THE BOS OFFICE AT FMT.

Name: CRISTINO E ESTRADA-REGALADO Ruling Date: 8/14/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-028-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 11000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/10/2020 Suspension End: 7/9/2023
Ruling Text: RE: 20-FMT-028A - Case Continued…NOW ON THIS 20TH DAY OF JULY, 2020, THIS MATTER COMES BEFORE THE BOS AT FMT UPON THE MATTER OF THE ORDER OF SUMMARY SUSPENSION ISSUED TO LICENSEE OWNER/TRAINER CRISTINO ESTRADA-REGALADO ON THE 10TH DAY OF JULY, 2020. HAVING REVIEWED THE EXHIBITS HEREIN AND HAVING HEARD ARGUMENTS AND TESTIMONY FROM DEFENDANT OWNER/TRAINER CRISTINO ESTRADA-REGALADO AND HIS LEGAL COUNSEL, JOHN MAC HAYES, THE BOS FINDS THAT THE LICENSEE HAS FAILED TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE ORDER OF SUMMARY SUSPENSION SHOULD NOT REMAIN IN EFFECT PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. IT IS, THEREFORE, THE ORDER OF THE BOS THAT OWNER/TRAINER CRISTINO ESTRADA-REGALADO SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL A FINAL HEARING ON THE MERITS IS HELD OF THE ABOVE LISTED CASE AND A DETERMINATION IS MADE PERSUANT THERETO.
Name: CRISTINO E ESTRADA-REGALADO Ruling Date: 12/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Fair Meadows, Tulsa
Ruling Number: 20-FMT-028-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 11000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/10/2020 Suspension End: 7/9/2023
Ruling Text: RE: 20-FMT-028B-Ruling Final Outcome…IN REGARDS TO THE CLENBUTEROL SUBSTANCE VIOLTION, IT IS ORDERED OF THE BOS AT FMT THT CRISTONI ESTRADA-REGALADO IS HEREBY FINED $10,000.00 AND IS SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FO LICENSURE FOR ONE YEAR (365 DAYS) TO RUN CONSECUTIVE TO THE DAYS SATED IN ORDER 20-FMT-027B. THE SUSPENSION DAYS WILL BE EFF. SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022 CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 9, 023. DURING HIS SUSPENSION AND/OR INELIGIBILITY,MR. ESTRADA-REGALADO IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURE OF ALL RACETRACKS INCLUDING PUBLIC AREAS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC. IN REGARDS TO THE FLUNIXIN SUBSTANCE VIOLATION, THEREREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT FMT THAT CRISTINO ESTRADA-REGALADO IS HEREBY FINED $1000.00. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT "DTL HES MAN CANDY" BE DISQUALIFIED FROM 2ND PLACE IN THE 5TH RACE AT FMT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 AND ALSO ORDERED TO BE PLACED ON THE STEWARD'S AND/OOR VETERINARIAN'S LIST FOR NO LESS THAN 180 DAYS AND AT THE END OF THE 180 DAYS, BLOOD WILL BE PULLED ON "DTL HES MAN CANDY" AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OWNER AND/OR TRAINER. 'DTL HES MAN CANDY" SHALL REMAIN UNPLACED. FINE HAS NOT BEEN PAID.
Name: DANIEL PITA Ruling Date: 6/24/2020
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 35045 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/21/2021 Suspension End: 3/7/2021
Ruling Text: 6/24/20 - Administrative Complaint # 2020-028557 - F.S. 550.2415 Violation = Methocarbamol. Fine Imposed of $1500 to be paid to the Board of Relief at Gulfstream Park. 15 Day Suspension imposed. Dates of Suspension are 2/21/2021 through and including 3/7/2021 "UNION LANE"
Name: DANIEL PITA Ruling Date: 5/15/2020
Jurisdiction: Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Facility: Gulfstream Park
Ruling Number: 23199 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/22/2021 Suspension End: 2/5/2021
Ruling Text: Administrative Complaint - 2020022146 - F.S. 550-2415 = Clenbuterol. $500 Fine Paid to Board of Relief. 15 Day Suspension "Union Lane"
Name: JAIME BUJANDA Ruling Date: 3/20/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-93 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jaime Bujanda-Payan, was duly notified was duly notified and was represented by his trainer Johnna Terrazas before the Board of Stewards on March 15, 2020. 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, test sample E358967 taken from, “Majestic Mr. Perry”, who finished in 1st place the 4th race on January 12, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer and confirmed Clenbuterol in the sample by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Johnna Terrazas, the trainer of record, for the horse “Majestic Mr. Perry” was duly notified and responded .

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

                1. Pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the horse “Majestic Mr. Perry” is on the veterinarian’s list for 180 days (March 15, 2020 to September 10, 2020) and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.
                2. The horse “Majestic Mr. Perry”, is hereby disqualified from First Place and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on January 12, 2020, at Sunland Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
1. Chasing Valiant 2. Everybodyneedsahero 3. Watah Flash 4. Willows Rockin Jay 5. Ganster Americano 6. Cd Mighty Handsome 7. Khronos 8. New Blood Cartel 9. Howboutthiscowgirl Unplaced”Majestic Mr. Perry "

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 or Albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 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.

Name: JOSE LUIS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/20/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-96 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Marquez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, March 19, 2020, pending the outcome of her summary suspension hearing on March 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park (1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM. 88063) or by telephone, per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug (Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in test sample E369771 taken from the horse “Ms Party Wagon”, who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on March 8, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jose Luis Marquez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jose Luis Marquez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jose Luis Marquez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5) 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 NMAC Attachment #1 ARCI Uniform Classification of Substances-Version 14.0- January 2019 - 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 Albuterol or Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1)(2) PROTECTION OF HORSES 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) Absolute Insurer 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee, and refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension If the Stewards determine that a licensee’s action constitute an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Stewards may summarily suspend the licensee pending a hearing. 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(b) Proceedings Before The Stewards: Summary Suspension A licensee whose license has been summarily suspended is entitled to a hearing on the summary suspension not later than the 10th day after the license was summarily suspended. The licensee may waive their right to a hearing on the summary suspension within the 10-day limit 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Changes In Application Information

Name: JOSE LUIS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 3/25/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-96-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-96 - Case Continued 3/25/2020 Summary Suspension Hearing 3/27/2020 Trainer: Jose Luis Marquez (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right to the summary suspension hearing, on March 27, 2020 before the Board of Stewards. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug (Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in test sample E369771 taken from the horse “M S Party Wagon”, who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on March 8, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jose Luis Marquez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jose Luis Marquez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jose Luis Marquez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5) 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: JOSE LUIS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/15/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-96-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-96 - Ruling Final Outcome 6/13/2020 Trainer: Jose Luis Marquez, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards at 9:00 am on June 13, 2020. The hearing was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Albuterol, found in test sample E369771 taken from the horse, “MS Party Wagon”,winner of the 3rd race on March 8, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack Park.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and confirmed the Albuterol positive by UC Davis on 4/22/2020.

Luis Mendoza, is the owner of record for the horse “MS Party Wagon”. Aggravating Factor: Albuterol is a Zero tolerance drug in New Mexico.

For Jose Luis Marquez FIRST Class 3A medication violation in 365 days (1 year) 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 June 13, 2020, through June13, 2021, inclusive.
    2. A (10,000.00) Ten thousand dollar fine to paid on or before July 14, 2020, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(k).
    3. Loss of Purse and redistributuion
In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jose Luis Marquez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Jose Luis Marquez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Jose Luis Marquez 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- 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. 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. LAST DAY FOR APPEAL: June 24, 2020.

Name: JOSE LUIS MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/23/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-96-MODPEN Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/19/2020 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-96 - Modified Penalty The year suspension will start on the day, Trainer Jose Luis Marquez was originally summarily suspended. 1. A one (1) year suspension of all NMRC licenses issued from March 19, 2020, through March 19, 2021, inclusive.
Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 3/16/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23992 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Kc Stonewall Jackson in the 4th race on March 15, 2020, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: LORENZO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 2/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-58 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/21/2020 Suspension End: 2/20/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer Lorenzo Sanchez, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, February 21, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on February 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in test sample E369266 taken from, “Jess Crank It”, who finished in 2nd place in the 1st race on January 31, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: LORENZO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 2/28/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-58-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/21/2020 Suspension End: 2/20/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-58 - Case Continued Summary Suspension Hearing 2/28/2020 Trainer, Lorenzo Sanchez, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for his summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on February 28, 2020. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in test sample E369266 taken from, “Jess Crank It”, who finished in 2nd place in the 1st race on January 31, 2020 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: LORENZO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 5/5/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-58-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/21/2020 Suspension End: 2/20/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-58 - Ruling Final Outcome/5/5/2020 Trainer, Lorenzo Sanchez (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared by telephone before the Board of Stewards on May 4, 2020. 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 E369266 taken from the 2nd place finisher, “Jess Crank It”, in the 1st race on January 31, 2020, at Sunland Park Race Track.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer and was confirmed by Ohio Dept. of Agriculture. 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol or Albuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

Sabino M. Aguirre is the owner of record for the horse “Jess Crank It”, was duly notified and represented by trainer.

Agrivating Circumstances: Clenbuterol is a Controlled Substance in New Mexico.

For Lorenzo 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 One Year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) February 21, 2020 through February 20, 2021 inclusive. 2. A (10,000.00) Ten Thousand dollar fine to be paid on or before June 4,2020 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), Lorenzo Sanchez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Lorenzo Sanchez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Lorenzo Sanchez must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and 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 Authority16.47.1.8 (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. Last day for appeal May 15, 2020

Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 2/1/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23848 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Jess Tolltac in the 6th race on January 28, 2020, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 1/19/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23813 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter A Z Fast Dash in the 4th race on January 18, 2020, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, January 18, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on January 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358858 taken from, “Major Bites”, who finished in 1st place in the 4th race on January 4, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Case Continued Trainer, Gerardo Ochoa-Pena (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and waived his right to a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 19, 2020. The summary suspension is in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358858 taken from, “Major Bites”, who finished in 1st place in the 4th race on January 4, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

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

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

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/18/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Ruling Final Outcome Disciplinary Hearing March 15, 2020 Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena, (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and was represented by his attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on March 15, 2020. 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, test sample E358858 taken from, “Major Bites”, who finished in 1st place in the 4th race on January 4, 2020, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

Israel Bordier, is the owner of record for the horse “Major Bites”, was duly notified and was represented by attorney Daniel Marquez. Aggravating Factors: Multiple Medication rulings in the past.

For Gerardo Ochoa-Pena’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 ½ year suspension of all NMRC licenses (retroactive from summary suspension) January 18, 2020, through July 18, 2021, inclusive.
    2. A (15,000.00) Fifteen thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 16, 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), Gerardo Ochoa-Pena is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Licensee is found in violation of and 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/

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/27/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Appeal Submitted to Commission - recv'd by D. Chavez
Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 3/30/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-16-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 15000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/18/2020 Suspension End: 7/18/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-16 - Appeal Stay Denied. Sent to Attorney of Record, Daniel Marquez 3.27.20 by D. Chavez
Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/14/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-14 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/18/2021 Suspension End: 7/17/2024
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, January 14, 2020, pending the outcome of his summary suspension hearing on January 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Stewards at Sunland Park ( 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063), per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358752 taken from, “Prince of Bo Dash”, who finished in 1st place the 3rd race on December 26, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 1/21/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-14-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/18/2021 Suspension End: 7/17/2024
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-14 - Case Continued Trainer, Gerardo Ochoa-Pena (currently under summary suspension) was duly notified and appeared for a summary suspension hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 19, 2020. The summary suspension was in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358752 taken from, “Prince of Bo Dash”, who finished in 1st place the 3rd race on December 26, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

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

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

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 7/22/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-14-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/18/2021 Suspension End: 7/17/2024
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-14 - Ruling Final Outcome..7/22/2020 Trainer Gerardo Ochoa-Pena, (currently under suspension per Ruling 2020-Sun-16) was duly notified and was represented by his attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on July 21, 2020. The hearing was held on a Zoom tele-video connection in regard to the confirmed positive of the Drug Class 3 Penalty Class A (Quarter Horses), Controlled Substance, Clenbuterol, found in the urine, test sample E358752 taken from the horse “Prince of Bo Dash”, who finished in 1st place in the 3rd race on December 26, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to the trainer, and declined. Maria Ochoa is the owner of record for horse “Prince of Bo Dash”

Aggravating factor: The drug "Clenbuterol" is a controlled substance in New Mexico. Aggravating factor: This is the Second “Class 3-PenaltyA drug” violation in the past 365 days. Note: No evidence was presented to disprove the findings of the New Mexico Racing Commission. Testing was done in accordance with 15.2.6.10 (B) (1) Sample collection shall be done in accordance to guidelines and instruction provided by the New Mexico racing commission official veterinarian or the New Mexico racing commission agency director. (2) The official veterinarian shall determine a minimum sample volume requirement for the primary testing laboratory. A primary testing laboratory must be accredited by ISO 17025 and approved by the commission.

After examining all the evidence presented, the Board of Stewards hereby assess a penalty for Gerardo Ochoa-Pena’s Second Class 3A medication violation in a LIFETIME, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1) Penalty Recommendations, as follows:

  1. A 3-year suspension of all NMRC licenses July 18, 2021, through July 17, 2024, inclusive. These dates consecutively follow another suspension period. Per NMAC Ruling 2020-Sun-16, should any dates be revised, this suspension shall move up or start immediately.
  2. A (50,000.00) Fifty thousand dollar fine to paid on or before August 22, 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), Gerardo Ochoa-Pena is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained, owned, or in the care and custody of Gerardo Ochoa-Pena must be done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances, 16.47.1.10 (D)(5)Assistant Trainers and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Licensee is found in violation of and 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/ 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. Last date of appeal: August 1, 2020

Name: GERARDO OCHOA Ruling Date: 8/3/2020
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2020-SUN-14-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/18/2021 Suspension End: 7/17/2024
Ruling Text: RE: 2020-SUN-14 - Appeal Submitted to Commission - recv'd 7/31/20 with $500 money order 9310. dmc
Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 1/13/2020
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23805 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Sail Away in the 7th race on January 13, 2020, at Louisiana 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 Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starterAgoutis Snowplow in the 7th race on November 27, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 10/25/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23698 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Jb Chic Dynasty in the 8th race on October 24, 2019, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: RANDALL RAY READ Ruling Date: 11/4/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-074 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End: 10/29/2020
Ruling Text: A REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED STATING THAT THE URINE SAMPLE FROM THE HORSE, "PYC PAINTED LADY" THAT PLACED 1ST IN THE 12TH RACE ON 10/18/2019 AT WRD, TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG "CLENBUTEROL". ON 10/30/2019, THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS DETERMINED THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE ARE AT RISK BECAUSE THE DRUG IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE WITH NO ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD LEVEL FOR QUARTER HORSES, PAINTS AND APOLOOSAS WHICH CAN AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE HORSE, THE WELFARE OF THE BETTING PUBLIC AND OTHER LICENSEES AND OTHER HORSES IN HIS CARE. OWNER/TRAINER RANDALL R. READ, IS HEREBY SUMMARILY SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE, 10/30/2019 AND CONTINUING PENDING A HEARING AND FINAL DETERMINATION. MR. READ IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURES OF ALL RACETRACKS AND PUBLIC AREAS UNDER THE OHRC JURISDICTION. ORDER TO APPEAR FROR SHOW CAUSE HEARING.
Name: RANDALL RAY READ Ruling Date: 11/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-074-CC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End: 10/29/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-WRD-074A - Case Continued…ON 5TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2019, THE LICENSEE DID NOT APPEAR IN PERSON OR TELEPHONICALLY AND NOT REPRESENTED BY LEGAL COUNSEL. THEREFORE, BY THE ORDER OF THE BOS, MR. READ SHALL REMAIN SUSPENDED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR UNTILA FINAL HEARING ON MERITS IS HELD OF THE ABOVE LISTED CASE AND A DETERMINATION IS MADE PURSUANT THERETO. IT IS SO ORDERED ON 5TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2019.
Name: RANDALL RAY READ Ruling Date: 6/9/2020
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 19-WRD-074-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 10000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/30/2019 Suspension End: 10/29/2020
Ruling Text: RE: 19-WRD-074B - Ruling Final Outcome…THEREFORE, IT IS THE ORDER OF THE BOS AT WRD THAT RANDALL READ, SHALL BE AND IS HEREBY FINED THE SUM OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) AND IS SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR, EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 CONTINUING THROUH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020. DURING HIS SUSPENSION AND/OR INELIGIBILTY, MR. READ IS DENIED ACCESS TO THE ENCLOSURE OF ALL RACETRACKS COMING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OHRC. IT IS FURTHERED ORDERED THAT "PYC PAINTED LADY" BE DISQUUALIFIED FROM FIRST (1ST) PLACE IN THE TWELFTH (12TH) RACE AT WRD ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 AND SHALL BE PLACED ON THE STEWARD'S AND/OR VETERINARIAN'S LIST FOR NO LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) DAYS. AT THE END OF THE 180 DAYS, BLOOD SHALL BE PULLED ON "PYC PAINTED LADY" AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OWNER AND/OR TRAINER.
Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 5/31/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 23446 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $50 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Jonneys Jumpin in the 2nd race on May 30, 2019, at Delta Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: COBY JUDE BOURQUE Ruling Date: 5/22/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23425 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/22/2019 Suspension End: 5/21/2024
Ruling Text: Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending appearance before the stewards regarding possible violation of 35:1791 (Testing for Damgerous Substance Abuse.
Name: COBY JUDE BOURQUE Ruling Date: 2/18/2021
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23425-REST Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/22/2019 Suspension End: 5/21/2024
Ruling Text: RE: 23425 -On January 17, 2021 Coby Bourque appeared before the Fair Grounds Board of Stewards and presented a negative urine test and a positive evaluation from a Commission approved Board Certified Substabce Abuse Counselor, thereforehe was declared eligible to apply for licensure in Louisiana. After further review ruling 24218 was issued Mr Bourque's license eligibity was withdrawn. Mr. Bourque was cited for a fourth offence Human Drug violation.
Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/19/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-175 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: Trainer, Jesus M. Soto, is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, March 19, 2019 pending the outcome of his hearing scheduled for March 26, 2019, at 9:15 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 #E305744 taken from the first place finisher, “Kissin Coronas”, in the 1st race on March 1, 2019, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

In accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21), Jesus M. 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 Jesus M. 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 Jesus M. 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: 15.2.1.9(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

Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 3/26/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-175-CC Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-175 - Case Continued Trainer, Jesus M. Soto, having been duly notified and waived his right to a summary suspension hearing on March 26, 2019, before the Board of Stewards, shall remain summarily suspended pending a disciplinary hearing upon results of split sample. Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion, Jesus M. Soto 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: 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/ 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b)

Name: JESUS MARIA SOTO Ruling Date: 10/1/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2019-SUN-175-CC1 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/19/2019 Suspension End: 10/1/2019
Ruling Text: RE: 2019-SUN-175 - Case Continued In the matter of trainer Jesus Soto who is currently under summary suspension per ruling 2019-SUN-175. The Board of Stewards hereby lifts the summary suspension and restores Jesus Soto’s license privileges, pending the results of a future disciplinary hearing.

Jesus Soto’s disciplinary hearing shall be set for a later date.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority.

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Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 3/12/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23344 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Cazorla in the 6th race on March 11, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 3/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23342 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change for his scheduled starter Riley Flyn Firstclass in the 7th race on March 5, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 2/9/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23291 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter on) for his scheduled starter Fixin Toot in the 6th race on February 5, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 2/5/2019
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 23284 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter What Don’t You Want in the 1st race on February 4, 2019, at Louisiana Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 12/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23186 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter TTT Kas Ima Streaker in the 6th race on December 17, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: Joseluis Carrizales Ruling Date: 12/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23155 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Eye B Dashing in the 7th race on December 05, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 12/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 23145 Ruling Type: Failure to Secure Permission for a Change of Equipment
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Fined $100 for failure to declare an equipment change (flipping halter off) for his scheduled starter Fast Steel in the 6th race on November 29, 2018, at Evangeline Downs, a change from its last race.
Name: JAIME BUJANDA Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-237 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jaime Bujanda-Payan was duly notified represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 8, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Tempting Colt” (Test Sample #: NM28635), who finished 1st place in the 8th race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Carlos Alvidrez.

Carlos Alvidrez, the trainer of record for horse “Tempting Colt”, was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez for this hearing. This is Carlos Alvidrez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Jaime Bujanda-Payan’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A ($5,000.00) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before May 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Tempting Colt” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning February 6, 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.
    3. The horse “Tempting Colt” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Highest Return
                2. Southern Temptation
                3. Stoli Elit
                4. Cool Cash 123
                5. The Louisiana Rocket
                6. Sweet Splenda
                7. California Gurl
                8. Fire N Dice
                9. Frenemy
Unplaced “Tempting ColtLicensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures WAn 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: JAIME BUJANDA Ruling Date: 12/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-237-ASC Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-237 - Appeal Submitted to Commission
Name: JAIME BUJANDA Ruling Date: 12/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-237-AFF Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-237 - Penalty Affirmed This Matter came before the full Commission on November 15, 2018.

BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION STATE OF NEW MEXICO

IN THE MATTER OF TRAINER CARLOS O. ALVIDREZ, ID #31447 OWNER JAIME BUJANDA PAYAN, ID #34399 RULING NUMBER 2018-SUN-236 HORSE: “TEMPTING COLT”

DECISION AND ORDER

THIS MATTER came before the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) on November 15, 2018 for a decision in the above-captioned matter pursuant to NMSA 1978, §§ 60-1A-1 through -30 of the Horse Racing Act. A hearing on the merits was held on September 20, 2018 before the Honorable Kevin L. Fitzwater, appointed by the Commission to act as the Hearing Officer in this matter. Daniel A. Marquez, Esq., appeared on behalf of Respondents Carlos O. Alvidrez and Jaime Bujanda Payan. Assistant Attorney General Ismael Camacho appeared on behalf of the Commission. The hearing was transcribed by Debra L. Williams of Williams & Associates Reporting, LLC, and the transcripts are in the custody of the New Mexico Racing Commission. A quorum of the Commission, having familiarized itself with the transcript of the September 20, 2018 hearing, the Hearing Officer’s Report, and the exhibits admitted into evidence, adopted Hearing Officer Fitzwater’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law as follows:

FINDINGS OF FACT

      1. On January 19, 2018, the horse "Tempting Colt" raced in the eighth (8th) race at Sunland Park Racetrack located in Sunland Park, New Mexico, finishing in first (1st) place. [Exhibit 4].

2. On that day, licensee Carlos O. Alvidrez was the trainer of the horse "Tempting Colt." [Exhibit 4, Dr. Ashby's testimony, TP page 33, lines 2-8; pages 34, lines 24-25; page 35, line 1; and Melodie Ryan testimony, TP page 56, lines 4-7.

3. On that day, Jaime Bujanda Payan was the owner of "Tempting Colt". [Exhibit 4, Exhibit 7, Melodie Ryan testimony page 56, line 3.] 4. Upon completion of the 8th race at Sunland Park Racetrack, "Tempting Colt" was designated by the racetrack Board of Stewards to have a urine sample taken at the test barn. [Dr. Ashby testimony, page 40, lines 2-5; page 41, lines 14-17]. 5. A urine sample was collected from "Tempting Colt" in the test barn. The sample was assigned the code #NM 28635 (“Sample #NM 28635”). [Exhibit 6; Dr. Ashby testimony page 15, lines 5-18; page 17, lines 20-24; page 18. lines 3-5; page 49, lines 18-25; Bugarin testimony page 132, lines 17-18].

6. "Tempting Colt" was tested in conformity with established procedures under the supervision of Dr. Ashby. [Exhibit 6; Dr. Ashby testimony page 10, lines 21-22.] 7. The taking, packaging and sealing of the Sample #NM 28635 were witnessed at all times by a representative of the Trainer, Carlos O. Alvidrez, and was supervised by Dr. Ashby. [Exhibit 6; Dr. Ashby testimony page 14, lines 1-9; page 15, lines 1-3]. 8. After being sealed, Sample #NM 28635 was stored in a locked cooler. The cooler was stored in a locked freezer within a locked office inside the secured test barn. The cooler remained so stored until the Sample #NM 28635 was shipped. [Exhibit 3, page 8; Dr. Ashby testimony page 14, lines 8-9; page 17, lines 1-5; pages 31, lines 14-15; page 32, line 1; Dr. Moeller testimony, page 98, lines 1-3 and 12-25].

9. The integrity of the chain of custody of Sample #NM 28635 was maintained throughout. [Id.]

10. Sample #NM 28635 was shipped via UPS bonded courier to the Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis (the "Laboratory.") [Exhibit 1; Exhibit 3, page 5-9; Dr. Moeller testimony, page 96, lines 18-20.] 11. Upon receipt, the Laboratory tested urine Sample #NM 28635. [Dr. Moeller testimony page 101, lines 2-24]. 12. Using established procedures and protocol, the Laboratory screened Sample #NM 28635 for the presence of drugs by the method of liquid chromatography/ mass spectrometry. [Exhibit 3, Dr. Moeller testimony, page 102, lines 1-25.] 13. The Laboratory identified the presence of Clenbuterol in Sample #NM 28635. [Exhibit 3; Dr. Moeller testimony page 103, lines 14-18.] 14. On January 19, 2018, Clenbuterol was a banned substance pursuant to 15.2.6.9(C)(4) NMAC. [Exhibit 3] 15. By letters dated February 7, 2018, notice was provided individually to Trainer Carlos O. Alvidrez and Owner Jaime Bujanda Payan, informing each of the positive test for Clenbuterol and of potential disciplinary penalties as a result. [Exhibit 7] 16. Trainer Carlos O. Alvidrez was informed of his right to have a split sample tested. [Id.]

17. No evidence was introduced that the Trainer requested a split sample to be tested.

CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

      1. This matter came properly before the Commission in accordance with NMSA 1978, Sections 60-1A-4(A)(8)(2007) and 60-1A-5(C)(2007) and the Hearing Officer held this as a de novo hearing.
      2. Notice was properly given, and the Commission has jurisdiction over the Respondents.

C. 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. D. A positive test for a prohibited drug, medication or substance is prima facie evidence of a violation, as reported by a Commission approved laboratory, absent substantial evidence to the contrary. 15.2.6.ll(A) NMAC. E. Any level of Clenbuterol is prohibited from being present in race horses. NMSA 1978, Section 60-lA-11(E) and 15.2.6.9 NMAC. F. The presence of Clenbuterol in the sample is prima facie evidence of a violation. NMSA 1978 Section, 60-lA-ll(E), 15.2.6.9 NMAC and 15.2.6.ll(A) NMAC. G. The Trainer is the "absolute insurer" of the condition of the horse entered in an official race and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug, medication or other substance. 15.2.6.ll(A) NMAC. H. Test results are admissible upon the Prosecution establishing the identity of the sample with reasonable certainty. Claridge v. New Mexico State Racing Comm'n, 1988-NMCA-056, 107 N.M. 632, 763 P.2d 66.

I. Sample #NM 28635 tested positive for Clenbuterol, a violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(4) NMAC. J. The penalty for a trainer's first Class 3B violation is a minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances and a minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances. 15.2.6.9(B)(2). K. The penalty for an owner's third lifetime Class 3B violation is disqualification, loss of purse, and, in the absence of mitigating circumstances, a $5,000 fine. 15.2.6.9(B)(2). L. There are no mitigating circumstances.

ORDER

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED

      1. Respondent Trainer Carlos O. Alvidrez shall be assessed the following penalties for the positive test of Clenbuterol present in Sample #NM 28635 on January 19, 2018:
        1. A fine in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1000), of which two hundred-fifty dollars ($250) must be paid within thirty (30) days from the date of this Order pursuant to 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC;
        2. A sixty-day (60) day suspension of which thirty (30) days have been served. Trainer Alvidrez suspension will commence on December 20, 2018.

B. Respondent Owner Jaime Bujanda Payan and his horse “Tempting Colt” shall be assessed the following penalties for the positive test of Clenbuterol present in Sample #NM 28635 on January 19, 2018:

        1. A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5000), which has been paid;
        2. The horse “Tempting Colt” will be placed on the Stewards list for a period of sixty (60) days;
        3. The horse “Tempting Colt” will be disqualified for the 8th race on January 19, 2018 at Sunland Park Racetrack; and

IV. Loss of the purse for the 8th race on January 19, 2018 at Sunland Park Racetrack.

This Decision and Order shall be served upon Respondents 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: December 17, 2018 by Chairman Willis.

Name: ARMANDO JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 12/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-245 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/2/2018 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: Owner ARMANDO JAQUEZ is hereby suspended, effective January 2, 2017, for failing to pay the ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2017-ZIA-88.

During said time of applicable suspension, ARMANDO JAQUEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21) Exclusion. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or under the care of , ARMANDO JAQUEZ 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 to be in violation of: 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the Commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered

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: ARMANDO JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 4/6/2021
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-245-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 1/2/2018 Suspension End: 4/6/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-245 - Restored to Good Standing. Applicant paid fine in full.
Name: ARMANDO JAQUEZ Ruling Date: 10/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-88 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Armando Jaquez having been duly notified and represented telephonically by attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on October 16, 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 “Idalikawin”(Test Sample #: NM27353), who finished FIRST place in the 4th race on July 14, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by the trainer Sergio Fiscal-Gallegos.

FINDING OF FACT:

        1. Owner Armando Jaquezwas present in the test barn on July 14, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque.
        2. Owner Armando Jaquez witnessed test samples taken from horse “Idalikawin”(Test Sample #: NM27353).
        3. Owner Armando Jaquez signed as the witness for “Idalikawin”(Test Sample #: NM27353).

For Armando Jaquez’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime, the Board of Stewards hereby assesses a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A ($5,000) five thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 16, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (B)(9)(a)(e)Stewards List, 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c) Positive Test Report, 15.2.6.9(C)(8) Positive Test List, 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d)List Removal Requirements, the horse “Idalikawin” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning July 28, 2017). 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.
    3. The horse “Idalikawin” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 4th race on July 14, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. If Ur Cute Im Quick
                2. Tellers Eagle
                3. Eee Dashin Jodie
                4. Grc Graceful Azoom
                5. Longing for Roses
                6. Kiaras Man
                7. Country Miracle
                8. Bonnies Runner
                9. Corona Despreciada
Unplaced “Idalikawin

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 15.2.3.8(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: MITCHELL LEE QUERY Ruling Date: 9/9/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2017-NMS-6 Ruling Type: Reinstatement With a Conditional License
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider, Michell Query is hereby notified that his summary suspension effective Sept 1, 2017, after having appeared before the Board of Stewards on Sep.7, 2017, for the violation of 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – “Grounds for disciplinary measures for a licensee” at Albuquerque Downs on Sept. 1, 2017, is cancelled as the result of the following:

Michell Query waived his right to a 10 day notice and a disciplinary hearing in this matter and consents to the stewards findings.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 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”

Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. Exercise License is under Probation status until Dec. 31, 2017. Any violation under 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – will result in suspension of any and all NMRC licenses for a period of 1 year.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 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 (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters. The stewards shall have authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules.

15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: A licensee shall be knowledgeable of the rules of the commission; and by acceptance of the license, agrees to abide by the rules.

Name: MITCHELL LEE QUERY Ruling Date: 9/1/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-93 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom and Exercise Rider Mitchell Query appeared on September 1, 2017 before the Downs at Albuquerque board of Stewards and is hereby summarily suspended for his conduct on September 1, 2017.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue Mitchell Query the following penalty: A summary suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective immediately September 1, 2017.

During said time of applicable suspension Mitchell Query is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC pending the outcome of his hearing September 11, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at The Downs at Albuquerque per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC and 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC.

Licensee is found in violation of:

15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) Summary Suspension 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”.

This ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC. Summary Suspension 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 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 (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action stewards shall take notice of alleged misconduct or rule violations and initiate investigations into the matters. The stewards shall have authority to charge any licensee for a violation of these rules, to conduct hearings and to impose disciplinary action in accordance with these rules.

16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 7/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-26 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/16/2017 Suspension End: 1/16/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Umberto Belloc having been duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards July 15, 2017, regarding the following lab reports from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for the confirmed positives for the prohibited class 3 penalty B drug “Clenbuterol”. NM08059 Dec.13, 2014 for the horse “This Fire is Cold”, NM09840 Nov.29, 2014 for the horse “Urbanite”, NM09904 Dec. 5, 2014 for the horse “Eagle on the Fly”, and NM09913 Dec.5, 2014 for the horse “This Fire is Cold”. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Umberto Belloc. Licensee is found in violation of : 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".

For Umberto Belloc’s multiple Class B medication violations, under the PREVIOUS ARCI RULES of 2014 issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. A 6 Month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 16, 2017, through January 15, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($5,000.00) Five thousand dollar fine for multiple Class B violations, to be paid on or before Aug. 16, 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, Umberto Belloc 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 Umberto Belloc are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8 B (1)(3)(f)(g)(j) 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) 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 (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 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES

Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 7/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22322 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/12/2017 Suspension End: 8/18/2017
Ruling Text:
Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Racing Commission pending payment of the $400 fines assessed against him as per rulings 22306 and 22307 issued against him on July 6, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 8/23/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22322-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/12/2017 Suspension End: 8/18/2017
Ruling Text:
RE: 22322 - Restored to Good Standing: Paid fines on August 18, 2017.
Name: ELISEO G CELESTINO Ruling Date: 7/18/2017
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22307 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to follow the proper scratch scratch procedure resulting in the late scratch of Fast Famous Amos from race 3 on July 1, 2017 at Delta Downs.
Name: ALEJANDRO ARZABALA Ruling Date: 5/20/2017
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2017-LA-133 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/20/2017 Suspension End: 3/26/2021
Ruling Text: OWNER ALEJANDRO ARZABALA HAVING FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OF STEWARDS AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 19, 2017, TO ANSWER A COMPLAINT REGARDING CASE #17LA0142, ALLEGING VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (A) (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) IS HEREBY SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1547 (FAILURE TO APPEAR). DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF ALEJANDRO ARZBALA ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) SUBJECT IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: ALEJANDRO ARZABALA Ruling Date: 4/14/2021
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2017-LA-133-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/20/2017 Suspension End: 3/26/2021
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-LA-133 - Restored to Good Standing OWNER ALEJANDRO ARZABALA, HAVING COMPLIED WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1876 (FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY- $180.00 TO EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE) IS RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING. RULING #133, ISSUED AT LOS ALAMITOS QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSOCIATION ON MAY 20, 2017, IS SET ASIDE.
Name: CODY LEE WORST Ruling Date: 4/8/2016
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 16-WRD-011 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
JOCKEY CODY LEE WORST PLED "NO CONTEST" FOR FAILING TO OBTAIN HIS LICENSE PRIOR TO ENGAGING IN HIS VOCATION WITHIN THE ENCLOSURE OF WRD. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD STEWARDS THAT JOCKEY CODY LEE WORST BE FINED $100.00.
Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 12/6/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-327 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer UMBERTO G BELLOC, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on December5, 2015, for bringing the horse “Eagle On the Fly” late to the Paddock for the fourth race, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Zia Park;

(Eagle On the Fly was brought to the Paddock for a stakes race at 7 minutes to post).

UMBERTO G BELLOC is found to be in violation of;

16.47.1.10 (C)(22) NMAC & 15.2.6.11 (E)(12) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for having his/her horse present 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”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed UMBERTO G BELLOC a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before January 6, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

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

Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-119 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text:
Trainer UMBERTO G BELLOC having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM 10646, after it was collected from the horse "Jess a Dynasty" which finished first in the 11th race, Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Zia Park;

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 277 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, with said sampling by LSU lab indicating a finding of Clenbuterol at 0.313 ng/ml, or 313 pg/ml).

UMBERTO G BELLOC is found to be in violation of:

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

15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 140 pg/ml in urine will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules.

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer UMBERTO G BELLOC a penalty as follows:
  1. A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days
(February 10, 2015, through April 10, 2015, inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 11th race, Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Zia Park;

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

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

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer UMBERTO G BELLOC are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

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

BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS

_____________________ _______________________ _____________________
DAVID KEITER CONNIE ESTES ED L'ECUYER
Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-119-ASH Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-SUN-119 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 3/11/2019
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-119-AWD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/10/2015 Suspension End: 4/10/2015
Ruling Text: Appeal withdrawn, signed paperwork submitted by Mr. Belloc and is on file with the NMRC.
Name: UMBERTO G BELLOC Ruling Date: 8/15/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 0568414 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0568414 TRACK: RUIDOSO DOWNS DATE: August 15, 2014 Trainer UMBERTO G. BELLOC (DOB: 01/23/1960 NMSRC LICENSE #56083850), having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment (flipping halter) at time of entry on the horse "Jm Perry", entered in the eleventh race, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Ruidoso Downs; UMBERTO G. BELLOC is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.8(B)(9) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed UMBERTO G. BELLOC a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) for this second related violation at this meeting. The fine is to be paid on or before September 15, 2014, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER CONNIE ESTES Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: REUBEN RIVERA Ruling Date: 4/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 0018614 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0018614 TRACK: SunRay Park DATE: April 29, 2014 LICENSEE: REUBEN ELIAS RIVERA DOB: 12/07/1959 LICENSE #:65284295 is hereby reinstated, and restored, as of this April 29, 2014. NARRATIVE: Rueben Rivera has recinded his Clerk of Scales License and returned to a Steward position. BY ORDER OF THE SunRay Park BOARD OF STEWARDS BOB ALLISON LINDA SALINAS RUEBEN RIVERA STEWARD STEWARD STEWARD Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 20 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: REUBEN RIVERA Ruling Date: 4/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 0017614 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0017614 TRACK: SunRay Park DATE: April 29, 2014 LICENSEE: Clerk of Scales REUBEN ELIAS RIVERA DOB: 12/07/1959 LICENSE #50683700, is hereby rescinded having terminated employment and no longer working in this licensed capacity. This ruling is in accordance with: 16.47.1.8(M)(2) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A license is only valid under the condition that the licensee remains eligible to hold such a license." EXPLAIN LICENSE SITUATION: Rueben Rivera has reinstated his Steward License BY ORDER OF THE SunRay Park BOARD OF STEWARDS BOB ALLISON LINDA SALINAS RUEBEN RIVERA STEWARD STEWARD STEWARD Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 20 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main commission offices or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: LORENZO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/31/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3148514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/12/2014 Suspension End: 10/8/2014
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3148514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: January 31, 2014 Trainer LORENZO SANCHEZ (DOB: 08/10/1969 NMSRC LICENSE #46071861) having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM04574, after it was collected from the horse "PURE PYC" which finished first in the 4th race, November 26, 2013 at Zia Park; (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 538 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, Mr. Sanchez). Trainer LORENZO SANCHEZ is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed LORENZO SANCHEZ a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 days (April 12, 2014, through October 8, 2014, inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00); (3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, November 26, 2014 at Zia Park; This is a second offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, LORENZO SANCHEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of LORENZO SANCHEZ are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings # 3149514, and 3150514, issued this date, at Sunland Park). BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS _____________________ _______________________ _____________________ RON WALKER DAVID KEITER ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: LORENZO SANCHEZ Ruling Date: 1/31/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3145514 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/11/2014 Suspension End: 4/11/2014
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3145514 TRACK: SUNLAND PARK DATE: January 31, 2014 Trainer, LORENZO SANCHEZ, (DOB: 08/10/1969 LICENSE #:46071861)having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM04247, after it was collected from the horse "Queen Lady Luck" which finished second in the 3rd race, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Zia Park. . (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 440 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and declined by, Mr. Sanchez). LORENZO SANCHEZ is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9 (P) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted, and distributed memo effective April 20, 2012, in which states in part "Clenbuterol in a post race test that exceeds the screening limit of 100 pg/ml in urine, or 2 pg/ml in serum/plasma will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules. A subsequent published, posted, and distributed memo dated April 26, 2013, stated the criteria for Clenbuterol remained in effect". 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Trainer LORENZO SANCHEZ a penalty as follows: (1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 60 calendar days (February 11, 2014 through April 11, 2014 inclusive); (2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.); (3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Zia Park. This is a first offense positive test violation in the past 365 day period, and is issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2) NMAC. The fine is to be paid on or before any reinstatement date, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. During said time of applicable suspension, LORENZO SANCHEZ is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of LORENZO SANCHEZ are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. (Additional sanction is to apply to the Owner, and Horse, as outlined in related rulings 3146514, and 3147514, issued this date, at Sunland Park). BY ORDER OF THE SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS _____________________ _______________________ _____________________ DAVID KEITER RON WALKER ED L'ECUYER Appeal Filing Deadline: 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days from the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission offices, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.



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