Recent rulings collected by the ARCI organization

    The rulings that follow were received by ARCI within the last 5 days.  Please note that the ruling dates may be more than 5 days old. This report has been sorted from most to least recent ruling date. >6/14/2018<

303 Total Rulings compiled at: 6/19/2018 2:52:34 AM G.M.T.

Name: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-20 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA-Rule 458(2)(g)© Excessive whipping more than 3 times
Name: Rodney David Hennessy Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-20-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-20 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: KYLE COLBY WILLOUGHBY Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-28 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Exercise Rider Kyle Willoughby was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10-day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2018, for wearing a non-approved helmet during training hours on June 7, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Kyle Willoughby in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 18, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMRC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension

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

15.2.5.13 (A)(8)(a) SAFTEY REQUIRMENTS Any licensed assistant starter and any licensee mounted on a horse or stable pony on the association grounds must wear a properly fastened New Mexico racing commission approved protective helmet and safety vest. (a) The approved protective helmet and safety vest shall be worn when: (i) racing, parading or warming up a horse prior to racing; or (ii) jogging, training or exercising a horse at any time.

15.2.5.13 (A)(8)(B) HELMET Any licensed assistant starter and any licensee mounted on a horse or stable pony on the association grounds must wear a properly fastened New Mexico racing commission approved protective helmet and safety vest. The helmet worn must comply with one of the following minimum safety standards or later revisions: (i) American society for testing materials (ASTM 1163); or (ii) UK standards (EN-1384 and PAS-015); or (iii) Australian/New Zealand standard (AS/NZ 3838) 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal

Name: ALEJANDRO HERRERA MEDELLIN Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-27 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: issued in error

15.2.3.8(B)(1)(e) Stewards Authority The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules.

Name: JAMES EDWARD STILTNER Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-104 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Mr. Stiltner allowed inaccurate information to be programmed on #9 Deo's Perfectsound in race 11 on 6/13/18 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
Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-26 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Make Correct Weight
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jose Enrique Ortiz was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Jose Enrique Ortiz failing to make his assigned weight, which resulted in late rider changes on May 25, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jose Enrique Ortiz in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 18, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMRC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(C)(1) Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.” 15.2.5.13(C) (12) Seven pounds is the limit of overweight any horse is permitted to carry.

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys, 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority ,16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: JENNIFER ANN JOHNSON Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-15 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #61 DATE: 6/16/2018 NAME: Jennifer Johnson DOB: 1/24/1960 PERMIT: #16818 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Owner/Trainer Jennifer Johnson is hereby fined two hundred dollars ($200.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present in the paddock at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Failure to have the horse “Hearts Forever” present in the paddock for the 3rd race on Sunday, June 17, 2018 necessitating a late scratch.

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: JOSE A ROMERO Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-14 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-014                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                   Date: July 18, 2018
 
RULING INVOLVES: Ex. Rider/Trainer, Jose A. Romero   
                                      License #2280, #7580
                                                                                                                          
Ex. Rider/Trainer, Jose A. Romero, DOB 09/11/1982, SSN-XXXX-XX-3662, is hereby fined Fifty ($50) Dollars for parking in a restricted area (loading zone) behind the racing building. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (10).
 
Name: Juan A. Carrillo Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22851 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failed to declare Equiptment Change (flipping halter) from the last start of his scheduled starter LDN Jessasaltydog .
Name: ISAAC MANUEL JIMENEZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 18MON13 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Apprentice Jockey Isaac (Manny) Jimenez is fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars for failing to fulfill his riding engagement in the second race on Saturday, June 16, 2018 necessitating a late rider change.
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-9.14 "REPORTING TO THE JOCKEY ROOM"- Every jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the jockey room at the time required by the Clerk of Scales. He or she shall then report any over- weight to the Clerk of Scales and thereafter shall not leave the jockey room until all his or her engagements have been fulfilled, except with the permission of the Stewards.
Name: MARIO FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-116 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Mario Fernandez appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 17, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation (court judgment) to Yolie Suarez. Mario Fernandez notified the board of Steward the financial obligation for child support will be paid monthly. Licensee is found in Violation of: 16.47.1.8 L (1)(J) NMAC: Grounds For Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License 16.47.1.8 (I): Financial Responsibility

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Mario Fernandez be reinstated and in good standings.

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

Name: Lynyle Benn Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-115 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Lynyle Benn having been duly notified appeared telephonically and waived his rights to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 16, 2018, for failing to have a current Coggins for entry “Runaway Express” which resulted in a scratch and mutuel refund in the 10Th race on June 16, 2018 at Sunray Park.

Licensee is found to be in violation of. 15.2.5.12(Z) Horse ineligible A horse shall be ineligible to start when “there is no current negative test certificate for equine infectious anemia on file with the racing office, as required by the commission”. 16.47.1.10(C)(5)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for the proper identity, custody, care, health, condition, and safety of horses in their charge. 16.47.1.10(C)(15) Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for maintaining a knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in their care.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Lynyle Benn a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 17, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: TYRONE L GLEASON Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Owner/Trainer Tyrone Gleason is hereby fined two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for his horse “Amour” testing positive for Methocarbamol after finishing first in the ninth race on May 28, 2018.  
Name: GUADALUPE MUNOZ Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-114 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Guadalupe Munoz Jr. having been duly notified telephonically and waved a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2018, for failure to appear in the paddock with entry,”Tanya Who”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 5th race on June 16, 2018 at SunRay Park Race Track.

Licensee is found in violation of .

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;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Guadalupe Munoz Jr. a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 18, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: Renee Barbara Escobar Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-113 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Agent license applicant # 27207 issued to Renee Barbara Escobar is hereby rescinded without prejudice as she has appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2018, and stated she is no longer working as a Agent.

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

Name: SHANE SPIESS Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-16 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #60 DATE: 6/17/2018 NAME: Shane M. Spiess DOB: 6/8/1957 PERMIT: #16086 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Shane Spiess is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.44.1. “…its breed registration certificate is not of file with the association’s racing secretary one-half (1/2) hour before post time for the first race;” Mr. Spiess failed to have registration papers for “Perfect Question” for the running of the 7th race on Sunday, June 17, 2018 resulting in a late scratch.

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: Paul Brent Davies Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-19 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Ruling #458(2)(g)© whipping - Repeat Offense
Name: Paul Brent Davies Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-19-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-19 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: RONNIE LEE GULLETTE Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-23 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 900 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Having waived his right to present evidence and testimony to the Board of Stewards, Groom Ronnie Gullette is hereby fined four hundred dollars ($400.00) for smoking in Barn B- 6.  This is Mr. Gullette’s second offense.  Further, Gullette is fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) for using extreme vulgarity towards the Prairie Meadows Security Officer that witnessed him smoking. The Board enters into the administrative file Prairie Meadows I/R# 18-2721. Groom Ronnie Gullette owes a total of nine hundred dollars ($900.00.)
Name: TREVOR MICHAEL MCCARTHY Ruling Date: 6/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 18MON12 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Jockey Trevor McCarthy is  fined the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for careless riding during the running of the 4th race on Sunday, June 10, 2018 resulting in a disqualification.
 
Violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-11.1  Crossing or weaving - When clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the course but no horse shall cross over or weave in front of other horses in such a way as to impede them or constitute or cause interference or intimidation.
Name: TRAVIS MATHEW WHEELER Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-110 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Travis Wheeler having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 16, 2018, for failure to have his entry,”The Louisiana Hitman” in the paddock at the designated time for the 4th race on June 15. 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (C) (22) 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;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Travis Wheeler a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 16.2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: EDGAR ORANTES HERRERA Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-208 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/18/2018 Suspension End: 6/16/2018
Ruling Text: Pony Rider EDGAR HERRERA, is suspended THIRTY (30) days imposed retroactively (May 18 to June 16, 2018), pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1900 (Grounds for Suspension or Revocation) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1489(a)(8) (Grounds for Denial or Refusal of License – positive test for Amphetamine and Methamphetamine on May 17, 2018). MR. HERRERA must maintain a contract with the Winners’ Foundation, as well as his testing agreement with the California Horse Racing Board. Furthermore, MR. HERRERA’S license will be probationary for its term.
Name: MARTIN RODRIGUEZ ORONA Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-25 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Sr. was duly notified and waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 16, 2018, for working unlicensed help on June 11, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Martin Orona Sr. in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). This fine is to be paid on or before July 16, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)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: GARY LOREN MANDELLA Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-207 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer GARY MANDELLA, who started the horse CIMPL MAN, the third place finisher in the seventh race at Santa Anita Park on May 3, 2018, is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* pursuant of California Horse Racing Board rule #1887(a) (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843 (a)(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances), #1843.1(b) (Prohibited Drug Substance), and #1844 (f)(9) Authorized Medication - methocarbamol [5.5 ng/ml] in excess of permitted level of 1 ng/ml).

Name: RONALD L BEVERLY Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-112 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Ronald Beverly failed to appear for a hearing before the board of Stewards on June 16, 2018 Testing positive for Alcohol during a drug screening on June 4, 2018. showing a Alcohol level of .035 (see attached Lab report).

This conduct has resulted in charges against you, that you have violated the following Statutes or Rules:

16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his/her body. With regard to alcohol, the results of a test showing a reading of more than .05 percent of alcohol in the blood, urine, saliva or other bodily fluids of licensees in non-safety sensitive positions shall be the criterion for a finding of alcohol present in the body. With regard to other controlled substances, presence of the drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of the drug for purposes of this paragraph. Licensees in safety sensitive positions, jockeys, starters, assistant starters, exercise riders, pony persons, ambulance personnel, and outriders are in violation of this rule if they have any measurable level of alcohol.

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 or interfere with the orderly conduct of a race meet. Interfering with the orderly conduct of the race meet shall include, but not limit 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.”

For this violation the Board of Stewards issue Ronald Beverly a penalty of the following:

    1. Suspension of all NMRC licenses for minimum of 30 days beginning June 16, 2018.
    2. In addition Ron Beverly must enroll in a Steward approved Program.
3. Ron Beverly must pass an approved drug test before reinstatement.

This notice is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.19 ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS: B. First-time offenders: (1) The board of stewards or the commission may, at its discretion, order the licensee to obtain a professional assessment to determine whether there is a substantial probability that the licensee is dependent on, or abuses, alcohol or other drugs or the board of stewards or the commission may act on the information at hand. 1 6.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 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:

Name: MCKENZIE LEE KING Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-111 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Groom License #289711 issued to Mckenzie King is hereby rescinded without prejudice as she has appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 16, 2018, and stated she is no longer working as a Groom.

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

Name: CRYSTAL M CAIN Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-11 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #59 DATE: 6/16/2018 NAME: Crystal Cain DOB: 11/10/1978 PERMIT: #16803 Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Crystal Cain is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.44.17. “There is no negative test certificate for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) attached to its breed registration certificate or proof of a negative test certificate is not otherwise available.” Crystal Cain failed to have a current Coggins on file with the racing office for the horse “Points Dialed In” in the 1st race on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 resulting in a late scratch.

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: CRYSTAL M CAIN Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-12 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #58 DATE: 6/16/2018 NAME: Crystal Cain DOB: 11/10/1978 PERMIT: #16803 Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Crystal Cain is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.44.17. “There is no negative test certificate for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) attached to its breed registration certificate or proof of a negative test certificate is not otherwise available.” Crystal Cain failed to have a current Coggins on file with the racing office for the horse “Princess Puff” in the 1st race on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 resulting in a late scratch.

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: JUSTIN T SHEPHARD Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-22 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Justin Shephard was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 15, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort, at the break, to control his mount “SILVER SECRET R F”, in the 5th race on June 10, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Justin Shephard, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: NICHOLAS ANTONIO SPERANZA Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 13-2018 DEL Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/15/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: June 15, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(13-2018)

Groom Nicholas Antonio Speranza, DOB: 11/5/1992, RCI Id: 1877368, is suspended indefinitely pending a hearing to be conducted concerning his failure to submit to a urine test, and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 21.3.1.5, 213.1.6, 21.4.2, and 21.8.2.

Name: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-20 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Mauro Salcedo was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 15, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “HIGH MOONFLASH” in the 1st race on June 10, 2018, Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Mauro Salcedo. a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 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: JASON A CONLEY Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18029 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/15/2018 Suspension End: 9/2/2018
Ruling Text: Groom Jason Andrew Conley appeared and represented himself before the Canterbury Park Board of Stewards on June 14, 2018, in response to a Notice of Hearing Dated June 7, 2018. The hearing was called to consider an alleged violation of Minnesota Racing Commission Rule 7877.0155 H. entitled Conditions Precedent to Licensing and paragraph H states: "The licensee will conduct himself in a manner that is not detrimental to the best interests of racing.'' On June 3, 2018, after bringing Cause for Magic to the saddling enclosure for Trainer Patrick Fields to race in the 7th Race, Conley was reported to have gone to Stall 13 and urinated, which was subsequently confirmed in both an MRC Investigative Report and a Canterbury Park Security Report. Further, Canterbury management excluded Conley pending the conduct of a Stewards' Hearing. The Stewards find that Conley grossly violated the code of conduct and common decency in an area easily viewed by the public and determine his actions to be detrimental to the best interests of racing. Therefore, Groom Jason Andrew Conley is hereby suspended for 90 days (with credit for 11 days while excluded by Canterbury) from June 15 through September 1, 2018 . During the period of Conley's suspension, he is denied access to all racetracks under the jurisdiction of the MRC. Once his suspension has ended, Conley must appear before the Board of Stewards at Canterbury Park before the meet has ended, or, thereafter, the Executive Director of the Minnesota Racing Commission to assess his fitness for reissuance of his license.

Minnesota Rules 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards) Subp.1.A.C.D.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0155 H. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing)

Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-23 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos, was summoned and failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative for film review regarding the 9th race on June 10, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jaime Parga Leos in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance Of A Summoned Party Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice Of Hearing- Jockey Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

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

Name: JAIME PARGA-LEOS Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-24 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Jaime Parga Leos, was summoned, 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 June 15, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to maintain his lane while aboard “EM BODACIOUS CHICK”, in the 9th race on June 10, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Jaime Parga Leos, a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: MIGUEL TAGLE FUENTES Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-21 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Miguel Fuentes Jr. was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 15, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort, at the break, to control his mount “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”, in the 5th race on June 10, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess, Miguel Fuentes Jr., a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish When the way is clear in a race, a horse may be ridden to any part of the course, but if any horse swerves, or is ridden to either side, so as to interfere with, impede, or intimidate any other horse, it is a foul.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/23/2018 Suspension End: 6/29/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Sergio Becerrera Jr. was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards June 15, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 1st race on June 10, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs, while aboard “BIG GRAY LETS DANCE”.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Sergio Becerrera Jr. a suspension of 7 calendar days (June 23, 2018, through June 29, 2018). Sergio Becerrera Jr.is allowed to ride designated races.

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

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

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

Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 6/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-19 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Sergio Becerrera Jr. was summoned and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 15, 2018, for failure to make sufficient effort to control his mount “RUSTYS MIRACLE” in the 9th race on June 10, 2018, Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Sergio Becerrera Jr. a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars, ($200.00). This fine is to be paid on or before July 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/

Name: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-205 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey DRAYDEN VAN DYKE who was scheduled to ride #3 JAN’S RESERVE in the first race and #5 JEST A PRINCESS in the fifth race on June 10, 2018 at Santa Anita Park is fined FOUR HUNDRED dollars ($400.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement - Also failed to notify Stewards).
Name: FLAVIEN PRAT Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-204 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey FLAVIEN PRAT who was scheduled to ride #3 INCENSED in the first race and #1 AWESOME HEIGHTS in the fourth race on June 10, 2018 at Santa Anita Park is fined TWO HUNDRED dollars ($200.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement).
Name: RODNEY JACKSON Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2018-PRM-22 Ruling Type: False Ownership/Hidden Ownership
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/14/2018 Suspension End: 6/13/2019
Ruling Text:
A hearing was held on June 8, 2018 in the Board of Steward’s Office on the backside of Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino for Owner/Trainer Rodney Jackson.  The hearing was to determine if Owner/Trainer Rodney Jackson was in violation of Iowa Rules of Racing 491 IAC 6.5(3) has been involved in any fraudulent or corrupt practices… ”e” Theft or deceptive practice of any nature on the premises of a facility & “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.  Specifically, whether Rodney Jackson is the true owner of the horse “Laid Back John.”   Jackson appeared in person and chose not to be represented by legal counsel.  Participating via telephone were Jolie Goodman and John Garvin.
 
The Board of Stewards received a letter of complaint from Jolie Goodman stating she was the owner of the horse “Laid Back John.”  Goodman’s letter states she sold “Laid Back John” to Rodney Jackson for $1500.00 with the condition the name of ownership on “Laid Back John” did not change until she was paid in full. Two payments have been paid, leaving a balance of $750.00.  The letter further states “Laid Back John” had starts (raced) at Hot Springs and Prairie Meadows under owner Rodney Jackson.  In closing of said letter, Ms. Goodman requested an inquiry into the ownership of the horse (“Laid Back John”.)  
 
The Board introduced the following exhibits into the administrative file:
 
Exhibit A:  A photo copy of Owner/Trainer Rodney Jackson’s hearing notice.
Exhibit B: A photo copy of Jolie Goodman’s letter of complaint.
Exhibit C: A photo copy of “Laid Back John’s” Jockey Club Certificate of Foal Registration.
 
The Board notes The Jockey Club Foal Registration Certificate on “Laid Back John” was issued to Jolie Goodman.  The Certificate further shows Jolie Goodman’s signature transferring said Certificate to Rod Jackson on 7-27-17.
 
Jackson testified he negotiated the purchase of “Laid Back John” with Jolie’s grandfather, John Garvin.  The agreement was for $1500.00 in which he (Jackson) made two payments totaling $750.00.  The balance of $750.00 was to be paid out of “Laid Back John’s” purse winnings.  Jackson testified he received “Laid Back John’s” foal papers (The Jockey Club Foal Certificate) in the mail.  When he (Jackson) received said foal certificate, he wrote his name in the TRANSFERRED TO line on “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate indicating he (Rodney Jackson) was the owner. When asked by the Board if Jolie Goodman’s name was signed on the foal certificate line indicating she was transferring “Laid Back John” to him, (Jackson) Jackson testified he could not remember.  When asked if he (Jackson) signed Jolie Goodman’s name on “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate, Jackson testified he could not remember, but didn’t think so.  
 
Jolie Goodman testified she is the owner of “Laid Back John” and she authorized her grandfather, John Garvin to negotiate the sale of “Laid Back John” to Rodney Jackson and was present when the negotiation took place. Goodman further testified she did not sign her name to “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate transferring ownership in “Laid Back John” to Rodney Jackson.  
 
John Garvin testified he negotiated the sale of “Laid Back John” to Rodney Jackson on behalf of his granddaughter, Jolie Goodman.  The conditions or terms of the sale were verbal via telephone.  The sale was $1500.00 and ownership in “Laid Back John” was not to be changed until the purchase price was paid in full.  There was no mention of receiving payment through “Laid Back John’s” purse money winnings.  Garvin further testified he mailed “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate to Jackson prior to payment in full because Jackson stated to him that he (Jackson) needed “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate to get him (“Laid Back John”) into the race track to get registered works.  Garvin testified Jolie Goodman’s signature was not on “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate when he mailed them to Jackson.
 
The Board notes that before any horse is eligible to race at any pari-mutuel race track, the horse’s Jockey Club Certificate of Foal Registration must be accurate and filled out completely.
 
Jackson, by his own admission, signed his name to “Laid Back John’s” Jockey Club Certificate of Foal Registration indicating he was the owner of “Laid Back John.”  This alone is meaningless if the prior owner does not sign the certificate transferring the horse.  In this case, Jackson could not race “Laid Back John” without Jolie Goodman’s signature on said certificate transferring “Laid Back John” to Jackson.  Jackson remembers signing his name to “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate, but testified he could not remember if he signed Jolie Goodman’s name.   Goodman was adamant she did not sign her name on “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate transferring ownership to Jackson.  Garvin is adamant Jolie Goodman’s signature was not on “Laid Back John’s” foal certificate when he mailed said certificate to Jackson.
 
The Board does not find Rodney Jackson’s testimony creditable.  Based upon the preponderance of evidence and testimony provided, the Board finds Jolie Goodman is the owner of “Laid Back John.”  The Board further finds Owner/Trainer Rodney Jackson in violation of Iowa Rules of Racing 491 IAC 6.5(3)”e” & “i”  in that Jackson signed Jolie Goodman’s name and his own name to “Laid Back John’s” Jockey Club Certificate of Foal Registration without authorization to do so.  Therefore, Owner/Trainer Rodney Jackson is hereby suspended for one year (June 14, 2018 through June 13, 2019.)       
Name: COREY LANERIE Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0063 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/21/2018 Suspension End: 6/23/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey: Corey J. Lanerie (D.O.B. 11/13/1974)

After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Corey J. Lanerie who rode ONE FINE RIDE in the fifth race at Churchill Downs on June 9, 2018, is hereby suspended three (3) racing days, June 21 through June 23, 2018 (inclusive) for careless riding that resulted in the disqualification of his mount.

810 KAR 1:016 Section 13

By Order of the Stewards

Name: COREY LANERIE Ruling Date: 6/16/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Churchill Downs
Ruling Number: #18-0063-ASG Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/21/2018 Suspension End: 6/23/2018
Ruling Text: RE: #18-0063 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: PETER ANDREW EURTON Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-206 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer PETER EURTON is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1629 (Penalty for Late Declaration) and for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1865 (Altering Sex of Horse)for failure to properly report the gelding of the horse INDIAN GULCH which was scheduled to run in the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on May 13, 2018.
Name: BILLY RAY GOODNIGHT Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-058 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 5/11/2018 Suspension End: 11/6/2018
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR BILLY RAY GOODNIGHT HAS PLED "NO CONTEST" AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR A HORSE UNDER HIS SUPERVISION, "PIMP MY WAGON" THE 2ND PLACE FINISHER IN THE 3RD RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2018, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE PROHIBITED DRUG "CHLORPROMAZINE". THE RP BOARD OF STEWARDS FIND THAT MITIGATING FACTORS EXIST AND PERMIT A MORE LENIENT PENALTY. BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, MR. GOODNIGHT SHALL BE SUSPENDED AND/OR MADE INELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING WITH THE OHRC FOR 180 DAYS AND FINED $1000.00. ALSO, THE HORSE SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE 2ND PLACE IN THE 3RD RACE AT RP ON 4/23/2018.
Name: CALVIN L HARRIS Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Thunder Ridge Raceway
Ruling Number: 2018-TR-1 Ruling Type: Update Previous Ruling
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PENALTY DESCRIPTION - SUSPENDED: FULL - 60 DAYS, 6/19/2016 THRU 8/17/16, HORSE DISQUALIFIED, PURSE REDISTRIBUTION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - J2018-008 THE $1000.00 FINE ASSESSED ON 06/09/2016 AT THUNDER RIDGE RACE TRACK IS HEREBY ORDERED RESCINDED DUE TO MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES. SEE COPY IN ATTACHED DOCUMENTS

Name: CALVIN L HARRIS Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Blue Grass Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-BGD-2 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING NO: J2016-033/USTA REF #: 4-7XZR-4XR9

PENALTY DESCREIPTION - ACTION(S) AGAINST LICENSE: RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING(RES) AS OF 6/13/18.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - J2018-009 HAVING RETURNED THE PURSE MONEY FOR REDISTRIBUTION AND PAID THE OUTSTANDING FINE ASSESSED AGAINST HIM AT THUNDER RIDGE RACE TRACK IN 2016, CALVIN HARRIS IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING BY THE KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION.

SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT

Name: DEVERNNON K WILSON Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Kentucky Racing Commission Facility: Blue Grass Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-BGD-3 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #J2016-044/USTA REF #: 4-7TOK-4XRA

PENALTY DESCRIPTION - ACTION(S) AGAINST LICENSE: INDEFINITE SUSPENSION(IND) AS OF 11/4/2016, RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING (RES) AS OF 6/13/18.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - J2018-010 HAVING PAID THE OUTSTANDING FINE ASSESSED AGAINST HIM AT THE RED MILE IN 2016, DEVERNON "KEISEAN" WILSON IS HEREBY RESTORED TO GOOD STANDING BY THE KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION.

Name: LADARRIUS MICHAEL WHITAKER Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-102 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Blood sample #821804 collected at Northfield Park on 11/22/18 from the horse Learning Lindy was found to contain dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) at a concentration of 17.2+-0.8 micrograms per milliliter of plasma. This exceeds the Regulatory Threshold of 10 micrograms per milliliter adopted by the OSRC. All purse money must be returned for redistribution ($2,900.00). O.S.R.C.-3769-18-01(B)(10)&(13)  18-02  18-99  17-43
Name: LADARRIUS MICHAEL WHITAKER Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Northfield Park
Ruling Number: 2018-NDP-103 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 6/14/2018
Ruling Text:
Mr. Whitaker has paid his fine at Northfield Park per ruling NFLD-2018-099 and is restored to good standing in Ohio. O.S.R.C.-3769-17-36  17-43  17-99   
Name: ROLANDO VAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 2018-REM-57 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ROLANDO RAUDLES-VAZQUEZ PLED NO CONTEST AND WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A HEARING FOR "FIGHTING" AND FINED $100.00 FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN ALTERCATION AT THE SCALE HOUSE FOLLOWING THE 5TH RACE AT RP ON 5/19/2018.
Name: JOSUE DANIEL ESCAMILLA Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-029 Ruling Type: Failed Trainers Test
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER APPLICANT JOSUE DANIEL ESCAMILLA, HAVING FAILED TO PASS THE TRAINER'S TEST REQUIRED BY THE OHRC, IS HEREBY INELIGIBLE TO RETEST FOR A TRAINER LICENSE FOR 30 DAYS, 6/9 THROUGH 7/8/2018.
Name: WILLIAM SHAD SEATON Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-WRD-59 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE ASSISTANT RACING OFFICIAL'S LICENSE ISSUED TO WILLIAM SHAD SEATON, IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS HE HAS BEEN ISSUED AN OWNER/TRAINER'S LICENSE AT WRD FOR 2018.
Name: FRANCISCO ARRIETA Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18021 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End: 6/20/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey Francisco Arrieta is hereby suspended four racing days, June 16, 17, 21 and 22 for careless riding by failing to restrain Ordinary Love from bearing out several paths and interferring with Soaring Now during the stretch run of the 3rd Race on June 8, 2018 at Canterbury Park resulting in Ordinary Love being disqualified from 3rd and placed 4th.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp. 1.A.B.C.-General authority of stewards. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish). Subp. 6.A.D.-Interference and willful fouling. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: MICHAEL ANTONIO SANDOVAL Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 14-2018 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication/Drugs/Contraband/Injectable(s)/Needle/Syringe
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: June 13, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(14-2018)

Owner/Exercise Rider Michael A. Sandoval, DOB: 9/5/1979, RCI ID: 2020119, is hereby fined the sum of One Thousand ($1,000) dollars for possession of syringes and hypodermic needles inside his vehicle within the stable area at Delaware Park on June 9, 2018. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 2.5.1.12.2, 2.5.1.12, 2.5.1.12.1. (Monetary fines not paid within the parameters of the official ruling are subject to penalty and interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month compounded monthly)

Name: JULIAN SERRANO Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18023 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Julian Serrano is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for misjudging the finish line when he stood in the saddle for three strides inside the sixteenth pole on Specialcowboycorona thereby costing his mount a better placing when finishing third in a tight photo finish in the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 7, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees). Subp. 3.M.-Jockeys and apprentice jockeys. 7883.0160 (Post to Finish). Subp. 4.-All horses shall be ridden out. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines). Subp. 1.-Imposition of fines; Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: JOSE ANTONIO SILVA Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18022 Ruling Type: Falsification of License Application
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Jose Antonio Silva is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Fifty ($250) for failing to provide accurate information pertaining to a suspension when submitting his 2018 license application on May 11, 2018.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties). Subp. 1.A.-General authority; Subp. 2.A-Specific duties and responsibilities of stewards. 7877.0155 C. (Conditions Precedent to Licensing). 7897.0130 Schedule of Fines) Subp. 1-Imposition of fines; Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 3.B.-Assignment of categories; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: LEANDRO DAROCHA GONCLAVES Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18024 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Leandro Goncalves is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Ain'tseentheball more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 8th Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: LEANDRO DAROCHA GONCLAVES Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18025 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Leandro Goncalves is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount The Checotah Kid more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 9th Race at Canterbury Park on June 8, 2018 (2nd whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: LEANDRO DAROCHA GONCLAVES Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18026 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Leandro Goncalves is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Benson Hillbilly more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2018 (3rd whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: Ismael Suarez Ricardo Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18028 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ismael Suarez-Ricardo is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Marfilmio more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: SANTIAGO JOSE GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18027 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 600 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Santiago Gonzalez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Pinup Girl more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the $50,000-guaranteed Minnesota Turf Distaff, the 6th Race at Canterbury Park on June 9, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: JASON LYNN OLMSTEAD Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18020 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Jason Olmstead is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to have a gate workout within 60 days for first-time starter Louisana Sweetheart necessitating a scratch from the 1st Race on June 10, 2018, at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions) Subp. 16.C.-Workout requirements. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: CARLOS ALEXIS QUINONES Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Facility: Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 12-2018 DEL Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/14/2018 Suspension End: 6/20/2018
Ruling Text: June 13, 2018

Delaware Park Stewards Ruling

(12-2018)

Jockey Carlos A. Quinones, RCI ID: 6171000, DOB: 11/7/1985, is suspended seven (7) calendar days from Thursday, June 14, 2018, through and including Wednesday, June 20, 2018, for careless riding in the seventh race on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Refer to D.T.R.C. Rules 3.4, 3.4.1.17, 3.4.1.17.1, 14.15, and 14.16.

Name: NOELANI LOUISE JENSEN Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-8 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #56 DATE: 6/12/2018 NAME: Noelani Jensen DOB: 12/29/1988 PERMIT: #17702 Jockey Agent

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

The groom permit #22419 issued to Noelani Jensen is hereby cancelled without prejudice as she was issued a permit as a jockey agent.

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: ROBIN LEE SPENCER Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18019 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Robin Spencer is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failing to have Southern Stream on the grounds for pre-race inspection necessitating a scratch from the 7th Race on June 10, 2018, at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7891.0100 (Racing Soundness Examination). Subp. 1.-Horses subject to examination.

Name: SAMUEL J BROWN Ruling Date: 6/13/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-13 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #57 DATE: 6/13/2018 NAME: Samuel J Brown DOB: 12/30/1989 PERMIT: #16208 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Samuel J Brown is hereby fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.49.7.e.3. “A trainer is responsible for ensuring that the horse is available at the appropriate time for its treatment”. Failure to have “Gangster Mason” available for Lasix on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 resulted in a late scratch.

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: ANTHONY MORRIS RIDEOUTT Ruling Date: 6/12/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-9 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/10/2018 Suspension End: 6/25/2018
Ruling Text: DATE: 6/12/2018 RULING #: 55 TO: Anthony Rideoutt DOB: 12/24/1985 PERMIT #: 13970 Trainer-CT The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Having waived his right to a hearing, Trainer Anthony Rideoutt II is hereby fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) and suspended fifteen (15) days, effective Sunday, June 10, 2018 through and including Sunday, June 24, 2018 for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-49.4.a.2. Industrial Laboratories reported sample #E234028 taken from the horse "Saint Ignatius" which finished 1st in the 1st race on Sunday, May 13, 2018 did contain Testosterone above the legal threshold. The sample quantitated at the level of 83 pg/ml. Mr. Rideoutt II elected not to send a split sample.

The horse “Saint Ignatius” is disqualified from all purse monies and the purse is to be redistributed as follows: 1st) El Bonito 2nd) Romeo Royale 3rd) Mini Cosmo 4th) Ripinandatearin 5th) Reef Chief

The horsemen's bookkeeper is requested to make the necessary adjustments.

All fines are to be paid within seven (7) days of imposition as per West Virginia Rule of Racing 178-1-8.5.N. You have the right to appeal this ruling to the Racing Commission. Your appeal must be received in the Commission Office within 20 days of your receipt of the ruling and must include a security fee in the amount of $500.00.

Name: gustavo zevallo Ruling Date: 6/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-13 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-013
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: June 12, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Valet, Gustavo Zevallos
                                      License #3330
                                                                                                                          
Valet, Gustavo Zevallos, DOB 2/15/1978, SSN XXX-XX-1989, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) for not obeying the Paddock Judge, late to paddock to saddle (after being previously warned). Violation of and as per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule #3769-2-05.      
 
 
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours of ruling.   
Name: Clayton R. Stephens Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22866 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 25 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
Submitted a non-cashable check to the LSRC in the amount of $25 owes $50.
Name: LEMOYNE DALE SVENDSEN Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18014 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Lemoyne Svendsen who drove #5 JOHNNY BE ON TIME in the fifth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 9, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Fail to come up into position and on the gate.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules

Name: CHARLES WESLEY ROSIER Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22865 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Phenylbutazone (3.8ug/ml) reported in post-race blood sample taken from “Too Bad Chu” the winner of race 4, May 24, 2018, at Louisiana Downs. Trainer Charles Rosier waived his right to have the split portion of this sample tested and waived his right to a steward’s hearing. The stewards concluded that this sample contained Phenylbutazone above the permitted level. Trainer Charles Rosier is hereby fined $500 for a first ARCI category IV or V violation, in Louisiana, within a twelve month period.
Name: Bret Vickery Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-15 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Bret Vickery waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Bret Vickery failing to have the owner licensed for entry “REIGN N CHASH”, which resulted in a late scratch from the 4th race on May 28, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fine Bret Vickery in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 11, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

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

Name: JAY PATRICK BERNARDINI Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-7 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #53 DATE: 6/11/2018 NAME: Jay Bernardini DOB: 9/12/1966 PERMIT: #23351 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Jay Bernardini is hereby fined $200.00 (two hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Failure to have “Fleek” present in the paddock for the 6th race on Monday, June 11, 2018 necessitating a late scratch.

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: JAY PATRICK BERNARDINI Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-14 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #53 DATE: 6/11/2018 NAME: Jay Bernardini DOB: 9/12/1966 PERMIT: #23351 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Jay Bernardini is hereby fined $200.00 (two hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Failure to have “Fleek” present in the paddock for the 6th race on Monday, June 11, 2018 necessitating a late scratch.

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: CLINTON TYLER CRAWFORD Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-17 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Clinton Crawford was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on June 11, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Clinton Crawford failing to declare equipment (Flipping Halter ON) at time of entry for “SEIS SOUTHERN LADY” entered in 15th race on May 25, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Clinton Crawford in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to paid on or before July 11, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

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

15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) 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: Brian Walter Detgen Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18013 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Brian Detgen who drove #2 DAPPER DAN in the fourth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 9, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of One ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 A C - Change course or position, Swerve in or out or bear in or out during any part of the race in a manner that will compel another horse to shorten it's stride or cause another driver to change course or impede the progress of another horse or cause it to break resulting in a disqualification.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 A C - Driving Rules

Name: RICHARD THOMAS MAGEE Ruling Date: 6/11/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18012 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Rick Magee who drove # 6 BLUE STAR MAVERICK in the tenth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 5, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Fail to come up into position and on the gate.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules

Name: CARLOS H ACOSTA Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-105 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/16/2018 Suspension End: 7/16/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Carlos Acosta Jr., having been duly notified and appeared telephonically to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Bella Faccia”( Test Sample #: NM 30599), who finished 3rd in the 2nd race on April 28, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Carlos Acosta Jr., and declined..

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

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 16, 2018, through July 15, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($750.00) Seven Hundred and Fifty dollar fine to paid on or before July 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Bella Faccia” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 16, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Carlos Acosta Jr. is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carlos Acosta Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

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

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

Name: JESUS ZUNIGA LEMUS Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 18-036 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, Jesus Zuniga Lemus is hereby assessed a fine of $200.00 for tampering with a smoke alarm. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-20-030 (2.b)

Name: LIDIA MARCELA GUTIERREZ VEGA Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 18-038 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 WHRC groom's license of Lidia Marcela Gutierrez Vega is hereby cancelled, without prejudice, for non-participation.

WAC 260-36-080 (3)

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

Name: MONICA L ORTEGA Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-106 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Monica Ortega having been duly notified appeared telephonically and waived a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers On) at time of entry for “Creative Doux”, entered in the 7th race on June 9, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Monica Ortega a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before July 10, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: GLENROY B BROWN Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-10 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #52 DATE: 6/10/2018 NAME: Glenroy Brown DOB: 8/7/1954 PERMIT: Not Licensed

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Glenroy Brown is hereby fined $100.00 (one hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Failure to have “Louie’s Highway” present in the paddock for the 5th race on Sunday, June 10, 2018 resulted in a late scratch.

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: Felimon Alvarado-Vasquez Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: Washington Racing Commission Facility: Emerald Downs
Ruling Number: EMD 18-037 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: After waiving his rights to a formal ruling conference, Felimon Alvarado is hereby assessed a fine of $200.00 for tampering with a smoke alarm. The fine is due within seven days of the service of this ruling. Failure to pay the fine within the required time will result in your license being suspended until the fine is paid in full.

WAC 260-20-030 (2.b)

Name: JESUS J CARRETE Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-103 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jesus J Carrete having been duly notified appeared telephonically and waived a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Osbaldo Blue Diamond”, entered in the 4th race on June 9, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jesus J. Carrete a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before July 10, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-99 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. having been duly notified telephonically and waved a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018, for failure to appear in the paddock with entry,”Rueben Cogburn”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 1St race on June 9, 2018 at SunRay Park Race Track.

Licensee is found in violation of .

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;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 10, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: LEE JOHN GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-101 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 7/11/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Lee Gutierrez, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Isaiahcoltfortyfive”( Test Sample #: NM 30712), who finished 2nd in the 1st race on May 6, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Lee Gutierrez, and confirmed by Industrial Labs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: ANTHONY C CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-107 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Anthony C. Chavez, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Woodacoodadid”( Test Sample #: NM 32275), who was scratched from the 8th race on May 11, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined. Lee Guiterrez, was the trainer of record for horse “Woodacoodadid”. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

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

        1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4), the horse “Woodacoodadid” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 16, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        2. Whereas Woodacoodadid was scratched from the 8th race on May 11, 2018 at Sunray Park Racetrack there is NO CHANGE to the original order of finish.

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (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.

Name: WALTER RAMOS Ruling Date: 6/10/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-100 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Agent Walter Ramos Jr. having been duly notified waived a hearing and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 10, 2018, for failure to conduct business in a proper manner. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.13 (C) JOCKEY AGENT RESPONSIBILITY All persons permitted to make riding engagements shall maintain current and accurate records of all engagements made, such records being subject to examination by the stewards at any time.

16.47.18. L (1) NMAC – Grounds for Refusal, Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License.(i) 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; 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General authority. The stewards have the authority to interpret the rules and to decide all questions of racing nospecifically covered by the rules. Whenever the stewards find any person culpable for any act or omission in violation of these regulations or any violation of the Horse Racing Act, the person shall be subject to disciplinary action, which could include a fine, suspension, or revocation/denial of license or any combination of these penalties.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Walter Ramos a fine in the amount of Five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(1) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension

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

Name: MICHAEL MEGARIZ Ruling Date: 6/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-98 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Michael Megariz lll having been duly notified appeared telephonically and waived a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018 for failure to declare equipment (Flipping Halter Off) at time of entry for “Jessa Louisiana Tee”, entered in the 4th race on June 8, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Michael Megariz lll a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before July 9, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: GUADALUPE MUNOZ Ruling Date: 6/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-97 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Guadalupe Munoz Jr. having been duly notified appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 9, 2018, for failure to have his entry,”Comin to Your Town” in the paddock at the designated time for the 9th race on June 8. 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (C) (22) 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;

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Guadulupe Munoz Jr. a penalty in the amount of One hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 9.2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JAVIER NOEL CONTRERAS Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22853 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/8/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the supervision of the LSRC pending payment of the following fines: Rulings 22741, 22673, 22651; Total $3000.
Name: MARC J SHARP Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18018 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Joe Sharp is hereby assessed a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for failure to have a published gate workout for first-time starter Gopher Gold necessitating a scratch from the 3rd Race at Canterbury Park on June 3, 2018.

Minnesota Rule(s): 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties Subp. 1.A.-General authority. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions) Subp. 16.C.-Workout requirements. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6-Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date).

Name: JAMES DALE YODER Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18010 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver James Yoder who drove #6 EXSQUEEZEME in the third race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 5, 2018 finishing fifth is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Fail to come up into position and on the gate.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 1 F - Driving Rules

Name: EDWIN ALBERTO QUEVEDO Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18011 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Edwin Quevedo who had #4 JOHNNY BE ON TIME programmed to start in the first race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 5, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule #7884.0220 Paddock Procedures Subpart 1. Horses must be in the Paddock at least one hour prior to post time of the race in which they are to compete.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0220 Subpart 1 - Paddock Procedures

Name: CARLOS A SALDIVAR Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22854 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/8/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Suspended and denied access to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the LSRC pending payment of the following fines:ruling 22743, 22744,22646,22670, 22671 Total $5000.
Name: ANTHONY GLENN AREY Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22852 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported at 328.5pg/ml in post-race plasma of sample LD43461 taken from “Who Dat Sez”, winner of race 6, March 6, 2018, at Louisiana Downs. The Industrial Laboratories confirmed the presence of clenbuterol in the split portion of this sample.Upon notification, Trainer Anthony Arey waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Clenbuterol above the permitted level.. Trainer Anthony Arey is hereby fined $1000 and “Who Dat Sez” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: TIMOTHY CURTIN Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184050 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER TIM CURTIN IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $200 FOR FAILURE TO KEEP BOTH FEET IN THE STIRRUPS (KICKING-- 2ND OFFENSE) UNTIL THE FINISH OF THE RACE WHILE DRIVING #4 IDEAL CANDIDATE IN THE FOURTH RACE ON 1 JUNE 2018. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE #1318.80 (BOTH FEET MUST BE KEPT IN THE STIRRUPS UNTIL AFTER THE FINISH OF THE RACE).
Name: JAY PATRICK BERNARDINI Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-5 Ruling Type: Failure to Properly Identify/Present Horse or Greyhound
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #48 DATE: 6/8/2018 NAME: Jay Bernardini DOB: 9/12/1966 PERMIT: #23351 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Trainer Jay Bernardini is hereby fined $200.00 (two hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1.26.3.g. “Each trainer is responsible for presenting his or her horse and being present at a time appointed before post time of the race in which the horse is entered.” Failure to have “Shewuzalmostgone” present in the paddock for the 2nd race on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 necessitating a late scratch.

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: OLAF K HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 181010 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/3/2018 Suspension End: 6/9/2018
Ruling Text: JOCKEY OLAF HERNANDEZ IS HEREBY SUSPENDED THREE RACING DAYS, SUNDAY 3 JUNE, FRIDAY 8 JUNE AND SATURDAY 9 JUNE, 2018 FOR CROSSING IN FRONT OF AND IMPEDING THE PROGRESS OF SEVERAL HORSES DURING THE RUNNING OF THE SEVENTH RACE ON FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018 WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT BRITTNEY ON BLADES FROM SECOND TO EIGHTH POSITION. IRB RULE 1416.5 A) AND C)
Name: JORDAN P PRINCE Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-6 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation - Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/7/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #50 DATE: 6/8/2018 NAME: Jordan Prince DOB: 10/30/1994 PERMIT: #12087-Owner and 12088-Groom

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Summarily suspend Jordan Prince pending a hearing for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-24.3.i, refusal of testing ordered by the Board of Stewards on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

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: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-13 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Mauro Salcedo was summoned and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on June 8, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Mauro Salcedo’s excessive use of the whip on his mount “SEND ME A MILAGRO” during the running of the 2nd race on June 3, 2018, at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Mauro Salcedo in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before July 8, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

15.2.5.13(E)(6)(e) Use of riding crops. Indiscriminate use of the whip is prohibited including whipping a horse: on the head, flanks or on any other part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters except when necessary to control a horse; during the post parade or after the finish of the race except when necessary to control the horse; excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or striking another rider or horse. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)Jockeys Notice of Hearing 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ "

Name: RICHARD E LULL Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-96 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/16/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey, Richard E. Lull, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 8, 2018, for careless riding during the running of the 6th race on June 4, 2018 , while aboard #8 “Raider Red” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 4th place to 6th place. ( for interference going into the turn).

Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last

6.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Richard Lull a suspension of 5 calendar days (June 11, 2018 through June 15, 2018). Richard Lull is allowed to ride designated races.

Name: JOE DAVID Ruling Date: 6/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Nebraska Racing Commission Facility: Horsemen's Park
Ruling Number: 2018-HP-2 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer William Joe David having been properly notified and waived his right to a formal Stewards hearing for violation of Nebraska Racing Commission Rule 17.001.02 (horses must be in the paddock at least 15 minutes before post time). The horse MILITARY SAND was scratched from the 4th race on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Horsemen's Park, Omaha Nebraska. Trainer William J. David is hereby fined the sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00).

Fine to be paid to the Nebraska Racing Commission within 72 hours.

Name: WILLIAM B HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18008 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Williams Hernandez who drove #1 BETTOR LADY in the fifth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino ON June 5, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping

Name: LEMOYNE DALE SVENDSEN Ruling Date: 6/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18009 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Lemoyne Svendsen who drove #5 BLUE STAR MAVERICK in the tenth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on June 5, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping

Name: JACOB RYAN SAMUELS-WYNECOOP Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18016 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jake Samuels-Wynecoop is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Jess A Rumor more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 3, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: CHRISTIAN RUBEN ESQUEDA Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18015 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Cristian Esqueda is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Pyc Jess Bite Mydust more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on June 3, 2018 (2nd whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: BRAYAN VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18013 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Brayan Velazquez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Caldwell Chrome more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 2, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet). Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)
Name: MICHAEL DALE TAYLOR Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22849 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Isoflurpredone was reported at 1578pg/ml in post-race plasma of sample DD55230 taken from “Bubba Mallard”, winner of race 9, May 5, 2018, at Delta Downs. Upon notification, Trainer Michael Taylor declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Isoflurpredone above the permitted level and constitutes a gross violation of an ARCI category IV drug. Trainer Michael Taylor is hereby fined $1000 and this case is referred to the LSRC for further action. “Bubba Mallard” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18014 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ry Eikleberry is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Misdeed more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 5th Race at Canterbury Park on June 2, 2018 (2nd whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet). Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)
Name: JON M. DAY Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-4 Ruling Type: Fined
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #49 DATE: 6/6/2018 NAME: Jon Day DOB: 10/24/1941 PERMIT: #13173 Veterinarian

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

A hearing was convened on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, for Veterinarian Jon Day. Dr. Day is hereby fined $500.00 (five hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing sections 178-1-49.1 and 178-1-49.4.a.2 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules, 178 C.S.R.1. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Dr. Day administered Phenylbutazone instead of Furosemide to the thoroughbreds “Wagered” and “Everyday Dave”. Both horses were entered to run with Furosemide.

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: MIGUEL DELAGARZA RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Delta Downs
Ruling Number: 22845 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Failure to declare an equiptment change (Flipping Halter) on his scheduled starter Ryans Louisiana Cool, in the 1st race on June 02, 2018
Name: CHON BARRERA Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 183009 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER CHON BARRERA IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF ONE-HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR FAILING TO HAVE THE AQHA REGISTRATION PAPERS FOR THE HORSE MC N TOSH ON FILE WITH THE RACING SECRETARY, THEREBY NECESSITATING A SCRATCH FROM THE PROGRAM IN THE THIRD RACE AT FAIRMOUNT PARK ON JUNE 5, 2018. IRB RULES: 1413.300 & 1440.10
Name: Jessie Pacheco Mora Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18007 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jessie Pacheco who had horse #1 PANCETTA in the eighth race at Running Aces Ractrack and Casino on June 3, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of MRC Rule 7884.0220 Paddock Procedures Subpart 1. Horses must be in the Paddock at least one hour prior to post time of the race in which they are to compete.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0220 Subpart 1 - Paddock Procedures

Name: DENNY VELAZQUEZ Ruling Date: 6/6/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18012 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Denny Velazquez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Cr Lil Bro more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on June 1, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet). Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)
Name: ANTONIO NINO PIZZURRO Ruling Date: 6/5/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-12 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/6/2018 Suspension End: 6/20/2018
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-012
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: June 5, 2018  
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Antonio Pizzurro      (Revised ruling June 5, 2018)
                                       License #7751, #9683                                                                                  
 
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #866066 taken from horse “Epic Story“ which finished First (1st) in the Second (2nd) race on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at J.A.C.K. Thistledown Racino, Blood sample #866066 was found to contain clenbuterol .
 
Blood sample #866066 was found to contain clenbuterol at a concentration of 440 picograms per milliliter of blood plasma (threshold 25 picograms per milliliter of blood plasma adopted by the Ohio State Racing Commission for this substance).  
 
Mr. Pizzurro waived his rights to a hearing and agreed with the Stewards findings for penalty.  
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Trainer, Antonio Pizzurro, D.O.B. 11/18/1953, SSN-XXX-XX-6471, is hereby suspended fifteen (15) days from Wednesday, June 6, 2018 through Wednesday June 20, 2018 (inclusive) fined Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars & loss of purse. The horse “Epic Story” is hereby disqualified from all purse monies from this race and the Horseman’s bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments.  For violation of and as per O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26. Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule # 3769-7-35.   
 
Fine has been paid.
 
This ruling does not affect the mutual payoff.
 
During his suspension Mr. Pizzurro is denied privileges of the grounds of all race courses under the jurisdiction of the O.S.R.C. (Backside, Grandstand, and Racino).
 
Name: Allan Roger Goertzen Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-H#32 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Fined $50.00 H.R.A. Rule 286(a); a person violates these rules, who in the opinion of the judges/stewards board, conducts themselves in a manner prejudicial to the best interest of horse racing; by being late for post parade.
Name: KEITH L CLARK Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-13 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule 458(2)(g)© Whiiping infraction
Name: KEITH L CLARK Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-CENT-13-FO Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-CENT-13 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: TYRON B BENOIT Ruling Date: 6/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Louisiana Downs
Ruling Number: 22838 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Clenbuterol was reported at 313pg/ml in post-race urine and 8.55pg/ml in post-race plasma of sample LD43594 taken from “Backstage Star”, winner of race 7, May 7, 2018l, at Louisiana Downs. Upon notification Trainer Tyron Benoit declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a formal stewards’ hearing. The stewards concluded that the sample contained Clenbuterol above the permitted level. Trainer Tyron Benoit is hereby fined $1000 and “Backstage Star” is disqualified and declared unplaced and the purse ordered redistributed.
Name: RAMIRO MIRANDA Ruling Date: 6/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-94 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Ramiro Miranda having been duly notified, and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on May 27, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the amount of 147 pg per milliliter the horse “Telequest” (Test Sample #: NM 30489), who finished 1st in the 7th race on April 17, 2018, at Sunland Park. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Ramiro Miranda and declined. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For Ramiro Miranda 2nd Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Telequest” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning May 2nd,2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Telequest” is hereby disqualified from 1st Place and ordered unplaced from the7th race on April 17, 2018 at Sunland Park for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Sweet Platinum
                2. Signature Cat
                3. Chachas Special
                4. Circustown Flyer
                5. Roman Pleasure
                6. Mr.Moo
                7. May Weather
                8. Ignored
                9. Mega Souce
                10. Prince of Prague
Unplaced “Telequest” This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (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.

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: horse ruling2 Ruling Date: 6/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-8 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/3/2018 Suspension End: 6/12/2018
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-008
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: June 3, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Horse, “Esthers Glory”
                                        
                                                                                                                          
The Horse “Esthers Glory” Tattoo #R23549, having bled bilaterally from the nostrils during the Eighth (1st) Race on Saturday, June 2, 2018, is hereby placed on the Veterinarian’s list & may not be entered or raced for a period of Ten (10) days (Sunday, June 3, 2018 through Tuesday, June 12, 2018 inclusive) (1st Time in 365 days) without prior approval by the state Veterinarian. Violation of & as per OSRC Rule # 3769-8-01.   
Name: ALBERTO SANDOVAL ZEPEDA Ruling Date: 6/3/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-121 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2018 Suspension End: 6/16/2018
Ruling Text: JOCKEY ALBERTO ZEPEDA, WHO RODE “PAINT IT SIXY” IN THE EIGHTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE JUNE 2, 2018, IS SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (JUNE 10TH, 15 TH, AND 16 TH, 2018) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM SIXTH TO EIGHTH POSITION. THIS CONSTITUES A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES-CARELESS RIDING).

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

Name: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 6/3/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18005 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Gerald Longo who had #7 DEWEYDIDDONEGOOD programmed to start in the seventh race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on May 29, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule #7884.0220 Paddock Procedures Subpart 1. Horses must be in the Paddock at least one hour prior to post time of the race in which they are to compete.

MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0220 Subpart 1 - Paddock Procedures

Name: JESUS GABRIEL AYALA Ruling Date: 6/3/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-122 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/10/2018 Suspension End: 6/16/2018
Ruling Text: JOCKEY JESUS RIOS AYALA, WHO RODE “LOLITA V” IN THE EIGHTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE JUNE 2, 2018, IS SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (JUNE 10TH, 15 TH, AND 16 TH, 2018) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM FOURTH TO SEVENTH POSITION. THIS CONSTITUES A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULESCARELESS RIDING).

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

Name: JUAN ANDRES RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/3/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-120 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER JUAN ANDRES RODRIGUEZ IS FINED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1629 (PENALTY FOR LATE DECLARATION – HORSE IN AT SANTA ANITA AND LOS ALAMITOS ON SAME DAY RESULTING IN LATE DECLARATION) ON JUNE 2, 2018.
Name: Renee Barbara Escobar Ruling Date: 6/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-95 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: The Bookkeeper License #28901 issued to Renee Escobar is hereby rescinded without prejudice as she has appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 3, 2018, and stated she is no longer working as a bookkeeper.

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

Name: NATHANIEL COLE Ruling Date: 6/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-11 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-011
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: June 2, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Asst. Trainer, Nathaniel “Nate” Cole    
                                       License:  
                                                                                                                           
Asst. Trainer, Nathaniel Cole, DOB 10/29/1954, SSN XXX-XX-0287, subject of ruling 2018-017 dated February 7, 2018, After satisfying his financial judgment with the Garrison Turf Supply (R. Zielinski) is hereby restored to good standings.
 
 
The O.S.R.C. has been asked to remove Mr. Nathaniel “Nate” Cole from the “STOP LIST”.
 
 
Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule #3769-2-05.     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name: LEONARDO RAFAEL GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 6/2/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-119 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/9/2018 Suspension End: 6/15/2018
Ruling Text: JOCKEY LEONARDO R. GONZALEZ, WHO RODE “ALEGENDINMYTIME” IN THE SEVENTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE JUNE 1, 2018, IS SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (JUNE 9TH, 10 TH, AND 15TH, 2018) FOR FAILURE TO MAKE THE PROPER EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT COURSE, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HIS MOUNT FROM THIRD TO FOURTH POSITION. THIS CONSTITUES A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES-CARELESS RIDING).

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

Name: ROBIN ANN SCHUSTER Ruling Date: 6/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-9 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-009
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: June 2, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Trainer/Ex. Rider, Robin Schuster
                                       License #7121, #2221
                                                                                                                          
Trainer/Ex.Rider, Robin Schuster, DOB 05/21/1972, SSN XXX-XX-3378, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) for not taking care of her business in a proper manner. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10),     
 
 
 
Fine has been paid.     
 
Name: emily szczepanski Ruling Date: 6/2/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-10 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-010
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: June 2, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer/Ex. Rider, Emily Szczepanski.
                                       License #7221, #7222, #2238
                                                                                                                          
 Owner/Trainer/Ex.Rider, Emily Szczepanski, DOB 04/10/1989, SSN XXX-XX-1119, is hereby fined Fifty ($50.00) dollars for not taking care of her business in a proper manner. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), R.    
 
 
 
Fine has been paid.     
 
 
 
Name: CHERYL LYNN WINEBAUGH Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 181009 Ruling Type: Failure to Obtain Permit
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: TRAINER CHERYL WINEBAUGH IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR FAILING TO HAVE A CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS TEST CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH THE RACING SECRETARY NECESSITATING THE LATE SCRATCH OF PRUE FROM THE SIXTH RACE AT ARLINGTON PARK ON MAY 19, 2018. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE 605.50
Name: SALIMM HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-042 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR SALIMM ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ PLED ''NO CONTEST" AND FINED $200.00 FOR ENTERING AN INELIGIBLE HORSE, "LEWE LEW EYE" IN THE 11TH RACE AT RP ON 5/17/2018, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH.
Name: SALIMM HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Remington Park
Ruling Number: 18-RP-048 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR SALIMM ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ PLED ''NO CONTEST" AND FINED $200.00 FOR ENTERING AN INELIGIBLE HORSE, "THREE CORONAS LEFT" IN THE 6TH RACE AT RP ON 5/26/2018, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH.
Name: Omar Herrera Santos Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-118 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/8/2018 Suspension End: 6/10/2018
Ruling Text: JOCKEY OMAR HERRERA SANTOS, WHO RODE “BS CYCLOTRON” IN THE FOURTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE MAY 27, 2018, IS SUSPENDED THREE (3) RACING DAYS (JUNE 8TH, 9TH, AND 10TH, 2018) 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 SECOND POSITION. THIS CONSTITUES A VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1699 (RIDING RULES-CARELESS RIDING).
Name: EDGAR EDUARDO ALVAREZ PAYERAS Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-117 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDGAR PAYERAS IS FINED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1872 (FAILURE TO FULFILL JOCKEY AGREEMENT) AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON MAY 26, 2018.
Name: JOSE L DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-116 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/1/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: OWNER JOSE DOMINGUEZ WHO RACED THE HORSE "SAGITA" IN THE SEVENTH RACE ON JANUARY 14, 2018 AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE IS FINED THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,000.00)* AND SUSPENDED SIXTY (60) DAYS (JUNE 1, 2018 THROUGH JULY 30, 2018) PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1887 (A)(TRAINER OR OWNER TO INSURE CONDITION OF HORSE) AND RULE #1859.5 (DISQUALIFICATION UPON POSITIVE TEST) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1843 (a, b & d) (MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES) (CLENBUTEROL - CLASS III) #1843.1 (b) (PROHIBITED DRUG SUBSTANCES), AND 1844(e)(6)(AUTHORIZED MEDICATION). DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF JOSE DOMINGUEZ ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) JOSE DOMINGUEZ IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.
Name: PAUL COMMODORE JONES Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Los Alamitos
Ruling Number: 2018-LA-115 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 3500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF A STIPULATED AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD TRAINER PAUL JONES, WHO STARTED THE HORSE “FUEL” IN THE SEVENTH RACE FINISHING THIRD AT LOS ALAMITOS ON MARCH 31, 2018 IS SUSPENDED FIFTEEN (15) DAYS AND FINED THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($3500.00)* AND PLACED ON PROBATION FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THIS RULING PURSUANT TO CHRB RULE #1887 (A)(TRAINER OR OWNER TO INSURE CONDITION OF HORSE) FOR VIOLATION OF CHRB RULES #1843 (A)AND (D)(MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES – DEXAMETHASONE (31PG/ML) AUTHORIZED AMOUNT (5.0PG/ML)), #1843.1(B)(PROHIBITED DRUG SUBSTANCES) AND #1844(F)(4)(AUTHORIZED MEDICATION). FOR CAUSE, THE FIFTEEN DAY SUSPENSION IS STAYED PROVIDED MR. JONES IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF CHRB RULES AND REGULATIONS #1843, #1843.6 AND #1887 REGARDING CLASS 1,2,3 OR 4 DRUG SUBSTANCES. IF THE RESPONDENT VIOLATES ANY CONDTIONS OF HIS PROBATION, THE STAYED FIFTEEN (15) DAYS OF SUSPENSION SHALL BE LIFTED AND THE SUSPENSION SHALL BE IMPOSED AFTER NOTICE AND HEARING AND SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ANY PENALTY IMPOSED FOR THE UNDERLYING RULE VIOLATIONS.
Name: EDUARDO GALLARDO Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18011 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Eduardo Gallardo is hereby assessed a civil penalty of $100 (One Hundred Dollars) for failing to be present on May 18 for video replay of the 10th Race on May 12, 2018 at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0170 (Duties and Responsibilities of Class C Licensees). Subp. 3.P.-Jockeys and Apprentice Jockeys. 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines).Subp. 1.-Imposition of fines; Subp. 2.B.-Categories of violations; Subp. 6.-Timetable for paying fines.

Name: TERRANCE R JOHNSTON Ruling Date: 5/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-7 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-007
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: May 31, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Groom, Terrance Johnston.   
                                      License, #2720
                                                                                                                          
Groom, Terrance Johnston, DOB 09/21/1961, SSN XXX-XX-3284, is hereby fined Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars for calling a “Racing Official” out of her proper name in the Stewards office on Tuesday May 29, 2018. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10).    
 
 
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours of ruling.
 
 
Name: UDARDATH HOLASSIE Ruling Date: 5/31/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-6 Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility Regulations
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-006
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: May 31, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Groom, Udardath Holassie.   
                                      License, #2763
                                                                                                                          
Groom, Udardath, DOB 02/14/1958, SSN XXX-XX-1263, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for failure to follow backside regulations ( beer on backside in barn). Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10).    
 
 
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours of ruling.
 
Name: ELIZABETH A THURMAN Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 183007 Ruling Type: License Type Changed
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE IRB OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE OF EXERCISE PERSON ELIZABETH THURMAN IS HEREBY RESCINDED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; HAVING MET THE REQUIREMENTS OF IRB RULE 502.235, MS. THURMAN HAS BEEN ISSUED AN APPRENTICE JOCKEY LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE. IRB RULE: 502.235 & 502.820
Name: Jorge R Torres Martinez Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18008 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jorge Torres Martinez is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Who Rah more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 2nd Race at Canterbury Park on May 26, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet). Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)
Name: Ry Patrick Eikleberry Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18009 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Ry Eikleberry is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Firstmate more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 8th Race at Canterbury Park on May 27, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet). Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)
Name: NABUCODONOSOR MORALES Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-5 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/3/2018 Suspension End: 6/17/2018
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-005
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: May 30, 2018  
 
RULING INVOLVES: Trainer, N. “Nabu” Morales
                                       License #                                                                                  
 
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #847512 taken from horse “On The Clock“ which finished First (1st) in the Fourth (4th) race on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Mahoning Valley Race Course, Blood sample #847512 was found to contain clenbuterol in excess.
 
Blood sample #847512 was found to contain clenbuterol at a concentration of 114 picograms per milliliter of blood plasma (threshold 25 picograms per milliliter of blood plasma adopted by the Ohio State Racing Commission for this substance).  
 
Mr. Morales waived his rights to a hearing and agreed with the Stewards findings for penalty.  
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Trainer, N. “Nabu” Morales, D.O.B. 10/09/1953, SSN-XXX-XX-8314, is hereby suspended fifteen (15) days from Sunday, June 3, 2018 through Sunday, June 17, 2018 (inclusive) fined Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars & loss of purse. The horse “On The Clock” is hereby disqualified from all purse monies from this race and the Horseman’s bookkeeper is ordered to make the proper adjustments.  For violation of and as per O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26. Fine to be paid within forty-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule # 3769-7-35.   
 
Fine has been paid.
 
This ruling does not affect the mutual payoff.
 
During his suspension Mr. Morales is denied privileges of the grounds of all race courses under the jurisdiction of the O.S.R.C. (Backside, Grandstand, and Racino).
 
Name: CHRISTIAN RUBEN ESQUEDA Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18010 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Cristian Esqueda is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Jess Doin Time more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 1st Race at Canterbury Park on May 28, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet). Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)
Name: EDGAR ALEXANDER PEREZ Ruling Date: 5/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Arlington Park
Ruling Number: 181008 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: JOCKEY EDGAR PEREZ IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $500 (FIVE HUNDRED) FOR CROSSING IN FRONT OF ANOTHER HORSE WITHOUT SUFFICENT CLEARANCE DURING THE RUNNING OF THE SIXTH RACE ON SATURDAY 19 MAY 2018 AT ARLINGTON PARK RACE TRACK.IRB RULE 1416.5 A) B)
Name: DWIGHT ANTHONY LEWIS Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-WUD-5 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
HRA Rule - Cause inteference in Race - Placing
Name: DWIGHT ANTHONY LEWIS Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Whoop Up Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-WUD-5-FO Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-WUD-5 - Ruling Final Outcome
Name: NICK E PRATHER Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 184047 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE UIC FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY REPORTED TO THE STEWARDS THAT BLOOD SPECIMEN #919455 DATED 17 MAY 2018 FROM HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE CONFIRMED THE PRESENCE OF METHYLPREDNISOLONE AT A CONCENTRATION OF 625 +OR- 119 PG/ML FROM #7 TRAIL BLAZER, FIRST PLACE FINISHER IN THE FIRST RACE ON 17 MAY 2018. ACCEPTED THRESHOLD IS LESS THAN 100 PG/ML. TRAINER NICK PRATHER IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $1,000 (FIRST OFFENSE IN 365 DAYS ABSENT MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES). IRB RULE # 603.60 F 21 & G (THERAPEUTIC MEDICATION BEYOND THREHOLD LEVEL AS DEFINED IN ARCI GUIDELINES FOR FOREIGN SUBSTANCES).
Name: MICHAEL THOMAS KIRBY Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18007 Ruling Type: Failure to Complete License Procedure
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Michael Thomas Kirby is hereby assessed a civil penalty of $100 (One Hundred Dollars) for failing to comply with licensing requirements for a trainer necessitating the scratch of Smoken Danni from the 8th Race on May 27, 2018 at Canterbury Park.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Authority and Duties of Stewards). Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards. 7877.0110 (Procedure for Obtaining Class C License). Subp. 1.-Application; Subp. 2-Application content; Subp. 3.-Application submission. 7883.0100 (Entries and Subscriptions). Subp. 2.C.-Horse must be registered and eligible.

Name: CONNOR PRATHER Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184049 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE UIC FORENSIC TOXOCOLOGY LABORATORY REPORTED TO THE STEWARDS THAT BLOOD SPECIMEN #919455 DATED 17 MAY 2018 FROM HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE CONFIRMED THE PRESENCE OF METHYLPREDNISOLONE AT A CONCENTRATION OF 625 +/- 119 PG/ML FROM #7 TRAIL BLAZER, FIRST PLACE FINISHER IN THE FIRST RACE ON 17 MAY 2018. ACCEPTED THRESHOLD IS LESS THAN 100 PG/ML. PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE #603.140 C & D, THE PURSE MONEY WON BY TRAIL BLAZER IN SAID RACE IS HEREBY FORFEITED AND REDISTRIBUTED AMONG THE REMAINING HORSES ACCORDING TO THEIR ORDER OF FINISH AS FOLLOWS: TRAIL BLAZER FINISHED FIRST DISQUALIFIED SILVER ROMEO FINISHED SECOND PLACED FIRST DUNE DADDY FINISHED THIRD PLACED SECOND SCOOTER FINISHED FOURTH PLACED THIRD EDDIE BRUSH FINISHED FIFTH PLACED FOURTH FORSUMODDREASON FINISHED SIXTH PLACED FIFTH
Name: COLE PRATHER Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184048 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: THE UIC FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY REPORTED TO THE STEWARDS THAT BLOOD SPECIMEN #919455 DATED 17 MAY 2018 FROM HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE CONFIRMED THE PRESENCE OF METHYLPREDNISOLONE AT A CONCENTRATION OF 625 +/- 119 PG/ML FROM # 7 TRAIL BLAZER, FIRST PLACE FINISHER IN THE FIRST RACE ON 17 MAY 2018. ACCEPTED THRESHOLD IS LESS THAN 100 PG/ML. PURSUANT TO ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE #603.140 C & D, THE PURSE MONEY WON BY TRAIL BLAZER IN SAID RACE IS HEREBY FORFEITED AND REDISTRIBUTED AMONG THE REMAINING HORSES ACCORDING TO THEIR ORDER OF FINISH: TRAIL BLAZER FINISHED FIRST DISQUALIFIED SILVER ROMEO FINISHED SECOND PLACED FIRST DUNE DADDY FINISHED THIRD PLACED SECOND SCOOTER FINISHED FOURTH PLACED THIRD EDDIE BRUSH FINISHED FIFTH PLACED FOURTH FORSUMODDREASON FINISHED SIXTH PLACED FIFTH
Name: APRIL ANN REDLIN Ruling Date: 6/1/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-7-CC Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/28/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-7 - Case Continued

Groom, April Redlin, shall remain summarily suspended, having failed to appear for her hearing (concerning summary suspension instated on May 28, 2018 ) on June 1, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance. Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) Exclusion, April Redlin is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC.

Licensee is found in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a) 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”. 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) NMAC. Summary Suspension 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” 15.2.1.8(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

Name: APRIL ANN REDLIN Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-7 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/28/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Groom, April Redlin is hereby summarily suspended, effective immediately, May 28, 2018, pending the outcome of her hearing on June 1, 2018, @ 9:30a.m in the offices of the Board of Stewards at Ruidoso Downs (26225 US-70, Ruidoso NM 88346), , per 15.2.1.9 (B)(3)(b) Summary Suspension. April Redlin tested positive for Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, and Methamphetamines during a drug screening on May 27, 2018.

Per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, April Redlin is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(a): 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”. 16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities: It shall be an offense to exercise the privileges granted by a license from this commission if the licensee presently has drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in his/her body. With regard to alcohol, the results of a test showing a reading of more than .05 percent of alcohol in the blood, urine, saliva or other bodily fluids of licensees in non-safety sensitive positions shall be the criterion for a finding of alcohol present in the body. With regard to other controlled substances, presence of the drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of the drug for purposes of this paragraph. Licensees in safety sensitive positions, jockeys, starters, assistant starters, exercise riders, pony persons, ambulance personnel, and outriders are in violation of this rule if they have any measurable level of alcohol.

16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – Which states in pertinent part “The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures if the applicant is a person whose conduct or reputation may reflect on the honesty, and integrity of horse racing” 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES At its discretion, the commission may conduct random or episodic random drug testing, as well as testing based on reasonable suspicion, in order to ensure safety on the racetrack. 16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES When conducted, random drug testing shall apply, equally, to all licensees who are, at the time of the random testing, exercising the privileges of their license in such ways as may affect the outcome of a race or diminish the conditions of safety or decorum required in restricted areas. 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES No notice need be given as to onset or cessation of random testing. 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

Name: APRIL ANN REDLIN Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-7-FO Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/28/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-RUI-7 - Ruling Final Outcome Groom April Redlin (currently under summary suspension issued on May 28, 2018) was duly notified , failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on June 18, 2018. The hearing was in concern to April Redlin testing positive for Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, and Methamphetamines during a drug screening on May 27, 2018 at Ruidoso Downs.

The Board of Stewards hereby revoke any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses belonging to April Redlin, effective immediately June 18, 2018. Furthermore, April Redlin and is referred to the New Mexico Racing Commission for their further review prior to any further application. April Redlin is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMRC. .

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.17 (A)(1) TESTING PROCEDURES/16.47.1.17 (A)(2) TESTING PROCEDURES /16.47.1.16 (C)(7) Restricted Activities 16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(d) GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY MEASURES The commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, or may suspend or revoke a license issued, or order disciplinary measures, if the applicant has failed to disclose or falsely states any information required in the application; 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)(g) STEWARDS AUTHORITY The stewards may order that a person be ineligible for licensing; or they may deny a license to an applicant on grounds set forth in the act or these rules. 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(j) REFER TO THE COMMISSION The stewards may refer any matter to the commission and may include recommendations for disposition. The absence of a steward's referral shall not preclude commission action in any matter 16.47.1.17 (A)(3) TESTING PROCEDURES /16.47.1.8 (E)AGREEMENT TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE /15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority / 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOSE FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-91 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Jose F. Ramirez Jr., having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 28, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Gata Moolah Jr.” (Test Sample #: NM 14494), who finished 4th in the 3rd race on August 1, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and declined.

Jose F. Ramirez Sr, Trainer of record for the horse “Gata Moolah Jr”

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 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 . MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES=’ARCI’ RULES IN EFFECT IN 2015. MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES= Horse “Gata Moolah Jr” is deceased For Jose F. Ramirez Jr’s 1st Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. The horse “Gata Moolah Jr” is hereby disqualified from Fourth PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on August 1st, 2015 at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Brooks Gem
                2. See Here Now
                3. Duece Coup
                4. My Memory Lane
                5. Reacorona Jr
                6. Habit Rabbit
                7. Ohs of Oaks
Unplaced “Gata Moolah Jr”

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) 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 15.2.1.9(B)(9)b: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: CASEY LEE LEONARD Ruling Date: 5/28/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Hawthorne
Ruling Number: 184046 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: DRIVER CASEY LEONARD IS HEREBY ASSESSED A CIVIL PENALTY OF $100 FOR GAINING AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE WHILE LEAVING THE COURSE INSIDE PYLONS IN MID STRETCH WHILE DRIVING #9 NARCIAN JEWEL IN THE NINTH RACE ON 26 MAY 2018. NARCIAN JEWEL FINISHED 2ND PLACED 4TH. ILLINOIS RACING BOARD RULE #1318.180 A (IN THE EVENT A HORSE LEAVES THE COURSE AND THAT ACTION GIVES THE HORSE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE, THE HORSE MAY BE PLACE BACK ONE OR MORE POSITIONS).
Name: JOSE ANGEL MEDINA Ruling Date: 5/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18006 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: The license application submitted by Jockey Jose Angel Medina is withdrawn with prejudice as he has been determined to be ineligible for licensing in Minnesota and will remain ineligible through 2028, pursuant to statute and rules citations below.

Minnesota Statute:Chapter 240.08 (Occupational Licenses) Subd. 2(a)(2).-Application.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.--General authority. 7877.0100 (General Requirements) Subp. 2.-Licensing criteria. 7877.0125 (Criteria for Determining Eligibility) Subp. 2-Burden of proof.

Name: MANUEL FRANSISCO MATA Ruling Date: 5/26/2018
Jurisdiction: Illinois Racing Board Facility: Fairmount Park
Ruling Number: 183006 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: HAVING PAID THE FINES ASSOCIATED WITH IRB RULINGS NO. 173026 AND NO. 173027, OWNER/TRAINER MANUEL F. MATA IS AGAIN ELIGIBLE FOR AN IRB OCCUPATION LICENSE. IRB RULING NO. 184017 IS HEREBY RESCINDED. IRB RULE: 1402.50
Name: Terrance D Smith Ruling Date: 5/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18004 Ruling Type: Claiming Irregularities
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Terrance Smith who deposited a claim on Sunday May 20, 2018 for Race #7, Horse #2 HOLLAR AT UR BOY failed to deliver a completed FBI fingerprint card for the Minnesota Racing Commission Rule #7877.0110 Subpart 2 (G). A completed FBI fingerprint card. Rule #7877.0110 Subpart 3 An application shall not be considered filed until the application form has been filled out completely and all information requested by the commission has been supplied. MRC Rule #7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A) (B) Subpart 1 The stewards shall exercise immediate supervision, control, and regulation of racing at each licensed race meeting on behalf of the commission and shall be responsible only to the commission. (a) The Stewards shall exercise the authority over all horses and all persons, licensed or unlicensed, on association grounds during a race meeting as to all matters relating to racing; (b) The Stewards to determine all questions, disputes, protests, complaints, or objections concerning racing matters which arise during a race meeting and to enforce such determinations. MRC Rule #7877.0130 Subpart 1 An applicant for an individual owner's license must own, lease, or be a lessor of a horse eligible to race in Minnesota which is registered with the racing secretary and under the care of a trainer licensed by the commission. Mr Smith did not own a horse registered with the race secrtary nor has he submitted a complete application. Therefore Mr. Smith was not eligible for a license. Resulting in the void of claim HOLLAR AT UR BOY.
Name: JOSE L DOMINGUEZ Ruling Date: 5/24/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: California Horse Racing Board
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-18LA0018 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 6/1/2018 Suspension End: 7/30/2018
Ruling Text: DECISION CHRB Case No. 18LA0018 The attached Proposed Decision is adopted by the California Horse Racing Board as its Decision in the above-entitled matter. The Decision is hereby remanded to the Board of Stewards to issue a ruling and order for payment of the three thousand ($3,000.00) fine and setting the sixty (60) days of suspension. IT IS SO ORDERED ON May 24, 2018.

PROPOSED DECISION Given all of the foregoing, this Board of Stewards makes the following rec01mnendation in this matter: State ofCalifomia CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD • • • OWNER JOSE DOMINGUEZ WHO RACED THE HORSE "SAG ITA" IN THE SEVENTH RACE ON JANUARY 14,2018 AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE IS FINED THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,000.00)* AND SUSPENDED SIXTY (60) DAYS) PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1887 (A)(TRAINER OR OWNER TO INSURE CONDITION OF HORSE) AND RULE #1859.5 (DISQUALIFICATION UPON POSITIVE TEST) FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULES #1843 (a, b & d) (MEDICATION, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES) (CLENBUTEROL- CLASS Ill) #1843.1 (b) (PROHIBITED DRUG SUBSTANCES), AND 1844(e)(6)(AUTHORIZED MEDICATION). DURING THE TERM OF SUSPENSION ALL LICENSES AND LICENSE PRIVILEGES OF JOSE DOMINGUEZ ARE SUSPENDED AND PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1528 (JURISDICTION OF STEWARDS TO SUSPEND OR FINE) JOSE DOMINGUEZ IS DENIED ACCESS TO ALL PREMISES IN THIS JURISDICTION.

Name: BARBARA JEAN RILEY Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-4 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-004
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: May 23, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/ Trainer, Barbara Riley   
                                       License #7902, #7903
                                                                                                                         
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #847244 taken from horse “Hong Kong Gardens “ which finished First (1st) in the Third (3rd) race on day, April 23, 2018 at Mahoning Valley Race Course, Blood sample #847244 was found to contain Naproxen.
   
Naproxen is an NSAID drug that is not approved nor a regulated NSAID under the Ohio State Racing Commission Rules (listed as a Class 4 drug).
 
As a result of this report, Ms. Riley waived her rights to a hearing and was willing to go with the Stewards finding of penalty, (via telephone) on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, Owner/Trainer, Barbara Riley, DOB, 09/13/1955, SSN-XXX-XX-4972, is hereby fined Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, and loss of purse. Violation of O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26.   
 
The horse “Hong Kong Gardens” is hereby disqualified from all purse monies and the Horsemen’s bookkeeper is instructed to make the proper adjustments. All monies (purse and fine) have been returned as per Rule #3769-7-45 & 379-8-01 (B) (13).
 
This ruling does not affect the mutual payoff.
 
  
Name: SHARON MARY CECCATO Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-3 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING #37 DATE: 5/23/2018 NAME: Sharon Ceccato DOB: 10/2/1953 PERMIT: #14007 Owner/Trainer

The Stewards hereby impose the following penalty:

Sharon Ceccato is hereby fines $100.00 (one hundred dollars) for violation of WV Rule of Racing 178-1-27.1.c. “A written instrument signed by the owner shall accompany the authorized agent’s application for a permit and shall clearly set for the delegated powers of the authorized agent. The owners’ signature shall be acknowledged before a notary public.” Sharon Ceccato is fined for failure to follow licensing procedures to obtain a permit as an authorized agent.

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: DEAN T MAGEE Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18002 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Dean Magee who drove 3 I'M BLUE TOO in the sixth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on May 19, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping Rules
Name: NICK R ROLAND Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18003 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Nick Roland who drove #2 BRAGGINADE in the first race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino finishing fourth failed to wear a safety vest during race #1 as required by MRC Rule 7884.0230 Subpart 3 (a) Driver Roland was fined fifty ($50.00) dollars for violation of MRC rule. MRC Rule 7879.0200 Subpart 1 (A)(B) - Judges Authority MRC Rule 7884.0230 Subpart 3 (A) - Safety Vest
Name: GERALD LONGO Ruling Date: 5/23/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Running Aces Harness Park
Ruling Number: R18001 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Gerald Longo who drove #2 BARBOSA in the sixth race at Running Aces Racetrack and Casino on May 19, 2018 is hereby fined the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for violation of the MRC Rule 7884.0260 Subpart 2 T (5) - Whipping Rules
Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 5/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-78 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Tony E. Sedillo having appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 21, 2017, for failing to have registration papers on file for entry “Hottothetouch”, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 6th race on May 20, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of. 15.2.5.12(B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the racing secretary”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Tony E. Sedillo a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 21, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: GILBERT BEN Ruling Date: 5/20/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-76 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/26/2018 Suspension End: 6/25/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Gilbert Ben, having been duly notified and appeared to waive his right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 20, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Signed Rule”( Test Sample #: NM 30715), who finished 2nd in the 2nd race on May 06, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Gilbert Ben and declined.

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

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 26, 2018, through June 25, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($750.00) Seven Hundred and Fifty dollar fine to paid on or before June 25, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “Signed Rule” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 16, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Gilbert Ben is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Gilbert Ben are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .

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

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

Name: EDGAR S MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 5/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-73 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Edgar S. Martinez, having been summoned and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 19, 2019 for careless riding during the running of the 2nd race on May 18, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack while aboard “Jessonedayoutoftime” which resulted in his mount being disqualified from 1st place to 4th place (Drifted out midway down the lane into the lane of the #3 Ima Handsome Man which caused the #3 rider to check his mount and alter course.) . Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.5.13(E)(2)(a) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinet part that “A jockey shall not ride carelessly or willfully so as to permit his/her mount to interfere with, impede or intimidate any other horse in the race.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish (d) In a straightaway race, every horse must maintain position as nearly as possible in the lane in which it starts. If a horse is ridden, drifts or swerves out of its lane in such a manner that it interferes with, impedes or intimidates another horse, it is a foul and may result in the disqualification of the offending horse.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Edgar S. Maartinez a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($ 200.00). The fine is to paid on or before June 19, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(c) NMAC: Post to Finish Which states in pertinent part that “If the Stewards determine the foul was intentional, or due to careless riding, they may fine or suspend the guilty jockey.” 15.2.5.13(E)(3)(d) NMAC: Post to Finish The offending horse may be disqualified, if in the opinion of the stewards, the foul altered the finish of the race, regardless of whether the foul was accidental, willful or the result of careless riding. 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(a) NMAC Disqualification. When the stewards determine that a horse shall be disqualified for interference, they may place the offending horse behind such horse as in their judgment it interfered with, or they may place it last 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(A) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: DANIEL BALDERRAMA Ruling Date: 5/19/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-75 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner:Daniel Balderrama, having been duly notified, having failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non-Appearance, before the Board of Stewards on May 12, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol”, and the (Class 4 penalty C-Minor) presence of more than one NSAID, detected in horse “Trip to The Jungle”( Test Sample #: NM10125), who finished FIRST place in the 4th race on December 21, 2014, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to trainer Joe E. Ruiz and confirmed by LSU but with the Clenbuteraol level below the threshold at the time. Therefore only the Stacking violation will apply.

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

For Daniel Balderrama’s FIRST Class 4-C Minor medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(3) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows

1, This is a WARNING. 2. No change in the official order of finish.

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

Name: FRANKIE HAROLD MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 5/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-68 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Frankie H. Martinez having been duly notified telephonically and waived a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 18, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers Off) at time of entry for “Malusita’s Home”, entered in the 3rd race on May 14, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Frankie H. Martinez a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before June 18, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: EMILIO CADENA Ruling Date: 5/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-66 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Emilio Cadena Jr.having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 18, 2017, for failing to have registration papers on file for entry Rexellent, which resulted in a late scratch and mutuel refund in the 8th race on May 14, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

Licensee is found to be in violation of. 15.2.5.12(B) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “A horse shall be ineligible to start in a race when its breed registration certificate is not on file with the racing secretary”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Emilio Cadena a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 18, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(8) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: WESLEY TODD GILES Ruling Date: 5/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-67 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Wesley Giles having been duly notified and having Jill Giles represent him appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 18, 2018, regarding a security citation for working unlicensed help (in the test barn) May 11, 2018, at SunRay Park Race Track. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

The Board of Stewards assessed Wesley Giles a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before June 18, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. 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

Name: ARNULFO ASCENCIO Ruling Date: 5/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2018-RUI-1 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Arnulfo Ascencio Jr. DOB 04/28/1981 having paid all the fines issued in Rulings# 2016-Rui-172, 2016-Rui-173 : at Ruidoso Downs racetrack is reinstated to good standings. 15.2.3.8 FLAT RACING OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS: B. Stewards (3) Disciplinary action (1) All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. T. KNOWLEDGE OF THE 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: SEAN BIER Ruling Date: 5/15/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Harrington Raceway
Ruling Number: HAR-014-18 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Driver Sean Bier was fined $200.00 for whipping one-handed before the 1/4 pole in the 7th race at Harrington Raceway on May 14, 2018. DHRC rule: 7.6.13.14.1.2. All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: Eric Quintana Ruling Date: 5/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-60 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer: Eric Quintana, having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 13,2018, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive test for the drug "Methocarbamol" which was found in sample NM 30274, after it was collected from the horse, "Humble N Noble" which finished 1st in the 4th race, March 30, 2018 at the Sunland Park Racetrack.

(The original lab report indicated a finding of Methocarbamol at 6.0 ng/ml in urine sample. This exceeds the authorized limit of 1.0 ng/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded, and declined. Eric Quintana 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 (E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The permitted quantitative test level of Methocarbamol shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 1 ng/ml of plasma".

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

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Eric Quintana a penalty as follows;

  1. A fine in the amount of One Thousand dollars, ($1000.00).
  2. The horse “Humble N Noble” must pass a commission approved examination before being eligible to enter..

15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.

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 CASTILLO Ruling Date: 5/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-62 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Lorenzo Castillo, Jr. having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 4 penalty C) drug “Methocarbamol” detected in the amount of 6.0 ng/ml, in the horse “Humble N Noble” (Test Sample #: NM 30274), who finished 1st in the 4th race on March 30, 2018, at Sunland Park. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Lorenzo Castillo, Jr. and declined. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(E)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “the permitted quantitative test level of Methocarbamol shall be administered in such dosage amount that the official test sample shall not exceed 1 ng/ml of plasma.

For Lorenzo Castillo, Jr. 1st Class 4 C medication violation the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “Humble N Noble” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 13, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Humble N Noble” is hereby disqualified from 1st Place and ordered unplaced from the4th race on March 30, 2018 at Sunland Park for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. A Diamond Mercedes
                2. Whatever Sis
                3. Woodie Anna
                4. Mississippi Blues
                5. Mistic Cartel
                6. Doce Menudos
                7. Chicks Lady Regard
                8. Daddy Lane
                9. Rapid Rafler
Unplaced “Humble N Noble” This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (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.

Name: PEDRO CARRILLO GOMEZ Ruling Date: 5/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-52 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Pedro Carrillo-Gomez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards to waive his right to a formal hearing on May 11, 2018, regarding lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (Class 2 penalty A) drug “Zilpaterol” detected in horse “Howdy James”(Test Sample #: NM30275), who finished in 1st place in the 5th race on March 30, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer Adam A. Tapia.

Adam A. Tapia, is the trainer of record for horse “Howdy James”.

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". 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

This is Pedro Carrillo-Gomez’s 1st Class 2A medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(1), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Howdy James” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 180 days (beginning April 13, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    2. The horse “Howdy James” is hereby disqualified from 1st Place and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on March 30, 2018 at Sunland Park Racetrack for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Linda Tee Fire
                2. Ej Jr
                3. Blow
                4. Jess a Satin Flash
                5. Dm Little B
                6. Runaway Jeans
                7. Frisco Jess
                8. Dynasty of Speed
                9. Perry Tees Jet
Unplaced “Howdy James”

This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 15.2.1.9(B)(9)b: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

By Order of The Sunray Park Stewards

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 5/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-54 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Isidro Rodriquez having been duly notified telephonically and waived a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 13, 2018, for failure to bring a water bucket to the test barn on May 11, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

This conduct, action, or omission has resulted in charges or allegation against you that you are in violation of the following New Mexico Racing Commission Rules and or Policy.

15.2.2.8 (O)(2) Test Barn The test barn must be equipped with a walk ring that is large enough to accommodate 10 horses; at least three enclosed stalls that permit observation of the collection process and provide for the protection of collection personnel; facilities and equipment for the collection, identification and storage of samples; a wash rack that is large enough to accommodate three horses at the same time; hot and cold running water; clean water buckets supplied by the trainer for each horse.

15.2.3.8 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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Isidro Rodriquez a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($ 50.00). The fine is to paid on or before June 13, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: JUAN QUINTANA GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 5/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-46 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan Quintana Gutierrez having been duly notified appeared and waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 11, 2018, for failing to have a current Coggins for entry “Nang Noiwhich resulted in a scratch and mutuel refund in the 7Th race on May 7, 2018 at Sunray Park.

Licensee is found to be in violation of. 15.2.5.12(Z) Horse ineligible A horse shall be ineligible to start when “there is no current negative test certificate for equine infectious anemia on file with the racing office, as required by the commission”. 16.47.1.10(C)(5)Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for the proper identity, custody, care, health, condition, and safety of horses in their charge. 16.47.1.10(C)(15) Trainer Responsibility The trainer is responsible for maintaining a knowledge of the medication record and status of all horses in their care.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Juan Quintana a fine in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before June 12, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (3)(a) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: JASON A CONLEY Ruling Date: 5/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18005 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: The Pony Person license issued to Jason Andrew Conley is hereby rescinded with prejudice as he has been assessed by the Canterbury Park outriders to be unqualified to perform the duties of a pony person. Conley is eligible to be licensed in another category for which he is deemed to be qualified.

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.--General authority 7877.0130 (Standards Required of Applicants for Specific Licenses) Subp. 11. Pony riders.

Name: RAMIRO MIRANDA Ruling Date: 5/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-49 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Ramiro Miranda having been duly notified, and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on May 11, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected at 123 pg/ml in the horse “Gold Boundry” (Test Sample #: NM 30388), who finished 2nd in the 9th race on April 7, 2018, at Sunland Park. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Ramiro Miranda and declined. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(3) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For Ramiro Miranda 1st Class 3B medication violation in a 365 day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

        1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Gold Boundry” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning April 18,2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
        2. The horse “Gold Boundry” is hereby disqualified from 2nd Place and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on April 7, 2018 at Sunland Park for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                                1. He’s Another Who
                                2. Mr. Digger
                                3. Primo Pro
                                4. Jonesey Who
                                5. Golly Gee
                                6. Hush’s Storm
                                7. Get Er Done
                                8. Doms Dynamo
Unplaced “Gold Boundry” This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (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.

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."

By Order of the Stewards

Name: ZAFER VURGUN Ruling Date: 5/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-44-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/10/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SRP-44 - Modified Ruling Spelling correction of trainers name. Trainer Zafer Vurgun.
Name: ZAFER VURGUN Ruling Date: 5/21/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-51-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 8/10/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SRP-51 - Modified Ruling Spelling correction for trainer Zafer Vurgun.
Name: ZAFER VURGUN Ruling Date: 5/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-44 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/10/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Zafer Vergun, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a formal hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 11, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Gold Boundry”( Test Sample #: NM 30388), who finished 2nd in the 9th race on April 7, 2018 at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Zafer Vergun and declined.

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

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 11, 2018, through June 10, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($750.00) Seven Hundred and Fifty dollar fine to paid on or before June 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “Gold Boundry” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning April 18, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Zafer Vergun is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Zafer Vergun are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .
Name: ZAFER VURGUN Ruling Date: 5/12/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/11/2018 Suspension End: 8/10/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer: Zafer Vergun, having been duly notified and waived his formal hearing telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 11, 2018, regarding a lab report from UC Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol” detected in horse “Telequest”( Test Sample #: NM 30489), who finished 1st in the 7th race on April 17, 2018 at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to Zafer Vergun and declined.

Ramiro Miranda, owner of record for horse “Telequest”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing.

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

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

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting June 11, 2018, through August 10, 2018, inclusive. These dates are associated with other rulings, and may become effective immediately if those rulings are amended.
    2. ($1,500.00) Fifteen hundred dollar fine to paid on or before June 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) . Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(4),the horse “Telequest” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning May 2, 2018). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
During said time of applicable suspension, Zafer Vergun is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Zafer Vergun are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) .
Name: HIPOLITO VASQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/11/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-40 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Hipolito Vasquez (A&H Construction LLC) appeared Telephonically before the Board of Stewards on May 11, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding financial obligation (court judgment) to Jose A. Ramos in the amount of $3409.40.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Hipolito Vasquez (A&H Construction LLC ) be reinstated and in good standings having paid the fine Ruling Sunray Park #2018-SRP-39 on May 11, 2018

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

Name: ALAN F BIRD Ruling Date: 5/9/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-3 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-003
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: May 9, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Alan Bird
                                       License #7180, #7181
                                                                                                                          
Owner/Trainer, Alan Bird, DOB 09/22/1947, SSN XXX-XX-3687, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) for being extremely late to the paddock for the Sixth (6th) race on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 horse “Perfect Ella” Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10).    
 
 
 
Fine had been paid.  
Name: ORLANDO MOJICA Ruling Date: 5/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18003 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Orlando Mojica is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Fiftyshadesograyce more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 6th Race at Canterbury Park on May 4, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: JANSEN GERARD MELANCON Ruling Date: 5/8/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18004 Ruling Type: Misuse of Whip
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jansen Melancon is hereby assessed a civil penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) for prohibited use of the riding crop while striking his mount Poverty Flats more than three consecutive times without pausing during the stretch run of the 8th Race at Canterbury Park on May 5, 2018 (1st whip rule violation during the 2018 Canterbury Park meet).

Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A. – General authority 7883.0160 (Post to Finish) Subp. 6a.C. – Use of riding crop 7897.0130 (Schedule of Fines) Subp. 6. Timetable for paying fines (within 72 hours of ruling date)

Name: HIPOLITO VASQUEZ Ruling Date: 5/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-39 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/7/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner/ Stable: Hipolito Vasquez (A & H Construction LLC), having been duly notified, and having failed to appear, had his hearing held in absentia before the Board of Stewards on May 7, 2018, at SunRay Park Racetrack concerning an outstanding court ordered financial obligation to Jose A. Ramos in the amount of $3409.40.

The Board of Stewards order that any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses issued to Hipolito Vasquez (A & H Construction LLC) be immediately suspended starting May 7, 2018 and that he be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment is made

Licensee is found in Violation of: 16.47.1.8 L (1)(J) 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 (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” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Non appearance of a summoned party 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address

Name: RICHARD D SEDILLO Ruling Date: 5/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-35 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Richard D. Sedillo having been duly telephonically and waived a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on May 7, 2018, for failure to declare equipment (Blinkers Off) at time of entry for “Torito Power”, entered in the 2nd race on May 6, 2018 at SunRay Park Racetrack.

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

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Richard D. Sedillo a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($ 100.00). The fine is to paid on or before June 7, 2018 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: JOSEPH P MAHAN Ruling Date: 4/30/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-001                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                   Date: April 7, 2018
 
RULING INVOLVES: Trainer, Joseph P. Mahan  
                                       License #7024
                                                                                                                          
The Ohio State Racing Commission is in receipt of a report from the Department of Agriculture Analytical Laboratory stating that Blood sample #847152 taken from horse “Itinerary” finisher first (1st) in the (6th) race on Wednesday, April 30, 2018 at Mahoning Valley Race Course, Blood sample #847152 was found to contain Flunixin in excess (53) nanograms per milliliter of plasma (Threshold 20 nanograms per milliliter).  
 
Mr. Mahan waived his rights to a Formal hearing and agreed with the Stewards findings for penalty.    
 
After considering all testimony and evidence presented, Trainer, Joseph P. Mahan, D.O.B 11 /26/1937, SSN-XXX-XX-2204, is hereby fined  Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars . For violation of O.S.R.C. Rules #3769-8-01, Rule #3769-8-02, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule # 3769-4-24, & Rule #3769-4-26.   
 
 
 
This ruling does not affect the mutuel payoff.
 
Fine had been paid.
 
Name: PEDRO SANDOVAL HERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 4/27/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-9 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/1/2018 Suspension End: 6/30/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner: Pedro Hernandez having been duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 23, 2018, regarding a certificate of analysis from UC Davis (the official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Clenbuterol”, detected in the horse “Himalaya Star” (Test Sample #: NM31843), who finished second in the 9th race on March 13, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded and denied. Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : prima facie evidence Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels". 15.2.6.9(C)(4) There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample.

For Pedro Hernandez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations, the Board of Stewards assesses a penalty of:

    1. A 60 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting May 1, 2018, through June 29, 2018 inclusive.
    2. ($1000) One Thousand dollar fine to paid on or before June 1, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l)
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7), 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), The Horse ‘Himalaya Star” is placed on the Stewards list for a minimum period of 60 days (beginning March 27, 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.
    4. The horse “Himalaya Star” is hereby disqualified from second place, and ordered unplaced from the 9th race on March 13, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
              1. Senor Pablo
              2. Signature Cat
              3. Officer Griggs
              4. Danny’s Bad Boy
              5. Thundering Faith
              6. Cry Summation
              7. Easy Topper
              8. Badger Mountain
              9. Dudley Studley
Unplaced “Himalaya Star” During said time of applicable suspension, Pedro Hernandez is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Pedro Hernandez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) . This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A)(B) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility, 16.47.1.10(B)(1)(2) NMAC: Absolute Insurer: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes Which states in pertinent part that “Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.” 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification.” 15.2.1.9(B)(9)b: Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: CARLOS A INIRIO Ruling Date: 4/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-MVRC-60 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-060
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: April 25, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Carlos Inirio
                                       License: #7157, #7158  
                                                                                                                           
Owner/Trainer, Carlos Inirio, DOB 05/15/1977, SSN XXX-XX-1105, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for not having the proper amount of workouts for his horse “Neveradullmoment” necessitating a scratch in the Third (3rd) Race Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule#3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-5-30.    
 
 
 
 
Fine to paid within forth-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule 3769-7-35.
Name: ROBERTO BACA Ruling Date: 4/25/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-MVRC-59 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-059
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: April 25, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer, Roberto Baca
                                       License: #7157, #7158  
                                                                                                                           
Owner/Trainer, Roberto Baca , DOB 07/20/1966, SSN XXX-XX-1293, is hereby fined One Hundred ($100.00) dollars for not having the proper amount of workouts for his horse “Tappin the Magic” necessitating a scratch in the Eighth (8th) Race Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Violation of & as per O.S.R.C., Rule#3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-5-30.    
 
 
 
 
Fine to paid within forth-eight (48) hours as per OSRC Rule 3769-7-35.
 
Name: PAUL ANDREW GROVES Ruling Date: 4/24/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-MVRC-57 Ruling Type: Investigation Violation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/25/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Ruling Involves: Owner Paul Groves (OSRC #7250)
Ruling No: 2018-057
Date: April 24, 2018
 
On Tuesday April 24, 2018, a meeting was held in the stewards' office at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
 
During the meeting, Mr. Paul Groves, who was represented by Mr. Joe Poole from the HBPA and his attorney, Mr. Jason Rebraca, waived his right to an additional formal hearing and asked the judges to rule on the violation of the quarantine involving horses he owned.
 
Owner Paul Groves DOB 02/05/1981, SSN xxx-xx-8800, is hereby fined $1000 and suspended 1 year for giving false and/or misleading information to stewards during an investigation involving a State Department of Agriculture ordered quarantine of barn 8 at Mahoning Valley Race Course on March 27, 2018. The suspension shall begin on Wednesday April 25, 2018 and end on Wednesday April 24, 2019.
 
Mr. Groves' action is in violation of OSRC Rule #3769-2-26(12) which states the licensee has failed to answer correctly under oath to the best of his knowledge all questions asked by the commission or its representatives pertaining to a racing matter. Mr. Groves is also in violation of OSRC rule #3769-2-26(10), engaging in conduct that is against the best interest of racing.
 
In addition, Mr. Groves failed to properly follow the Mahoning Valley Race Course security procedures concerning the proper signing of horses in and out of the track properly.
 
During his suspension Mr. Groves is denied privilieges of the grounds of all race courses under the jurisdition of the OSRC.
 
Fine to be paid within forty-eight hours as per OSRC rule #3769-7-37.
 
Signed by the Board of Stewards
Daryl Parker
Lori Dinoto
Vincent Clark
Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 4/22/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SRP-5 Ruling Type: Employment Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Tony Sedillo, having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on April 22, 2018, regarding a security citation for working unlicensed help on March 30, 2018, at Sunland Park

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited”.

The Board of Stewards assessed Tony Sedillo a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200). The fine is to be paid on or before May 22,2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

Name: FRANKLIN CEBALLOS Ruling Date: 4/21/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-148 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/21/2018 Suspension End: 6/24/2018
Ruling Text: Apprentice Jockey FRANKLIN CEBALLOS, who rode R CHA CHA in the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on April 20, 2018 is suspended for FOUR (4) racing days (April 28, 29, May 3 and 4, 2018) for failure to maintain a straight course and causing interference in the stretch. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding – second offense in sixty days). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: FRANKLIN CEBALLOS Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-148-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/21/2018 Suspension End: 6/24/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SA-148 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATS Ruling #148 (April 21, 2018) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey FRANKLIN CEBALLOS is suspended for FOUR (4) racing days (June 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2018).
Name: KRYSTAL M NADEAU Ruling Date: 4/20/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-MVRC-58 Ruling Type: Failure to Submit Urine Sample
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/11/2018 Suspension End: 6/13/2018
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-058
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: April 20, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Ex. Rider, Krystal Nadeau
                                       License #2244
                                                                                                                          
Ex Rider Krystal Nadeau, DOB 05/21/1985, SSN XXX-XX-6720. Is hereby fined Two Hundred & Fifty ($250.00) and suspended Sixty (60) days from Wednesday, April 18, 2018 through Thursday, June 13, 2018. Ms. Nadeau refused to provide a valid urine sample when ordered by the Chief Investigator of the O.S.R.C. and State Steward on April 18, 2018.
 
Furthermore Ms. Nadeau will be prohibited from participating in racing in the state of Ohio until she presents the State Steward with proof the she had voluntarily enrolled in a rehabilitation program approved by the Ohio State Racing Commission, and a report from said program indicating that she has satisfactory attendance and participation in the program.
 
  Violation of & as per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-8-01, Rule # 3769-2-05.     
 
Name: MAURO SALCEDO Ruling Date: 4/15/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-250 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Mauro Salcedo, having failed to appear or send a jockey guild’s representative before the Board of Stewards, as requested, for film review regarding the 10th race on April 14, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, is found in violation of Commission rules.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Mauro Salcedo a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 15, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension. Licensee is found in violation of: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “Nonappearance of a summoned party after adequate notice shall be construed as a waiver of the right to a hearing before the board of stewards. 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A)NMAC Notice Except as provided by these rules regarding summary suspension, jockey riding infractions and trial races, the stewards or a racing commission designee shall provide written notice, at least 10 days before the hearing, to a person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing. The person may waive their right to 10 days notice by executing a written waiver.

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

Name: DAVID ALLEN TREHARNE Ruling Date: 4/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Thistledown
Ruling Number: 2018-TDN-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
                                                                                                                                                   Ruling No: 2018-002
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: April 12, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Owner/Trainer/ Breeder, Dave Treharne
                                       License #7712, #7713, #2442
                                                                                                                          
Owner/Trainer/Breeder, Dave Treharne, DOB 01/11/1979, SSN XXX-XX-0769, is hereby fined Two Hundred & Fifty Dollars for an overage of Phenylbutazone 3.1 micrograms per milliliter of plasma in horse “Icy Interlude” who finished First (1) in the Eighth (8th) Race on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Mahoning Valley Race Course (1st-offence 365 days) (threshold level 2.0 micrograms per milliliter). Violation of & as per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24, Rule #3769-4-26, Rule #3769-8-01, Rule # 3769-8-02.     
 
 
 
 
Name: LORENZO VEGA Ruling Date: 4/8/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-234 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/18/2018 Suspension End: 5/18/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Lorenzo Vega was duly notified represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on April 7, 2018, for a hearing that was continued from February 13, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Tf Im That Guy” (Test Sample #: NM29778), who finished 1st place in the 11th race on December 31, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on February 6, 2018.

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

Finding of Facts:

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

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

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

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

Name: EDGAR S MARTINEZ Ruling Date: 4/7/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-227 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Edgar S. Martinez was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 6, 2018. The hearing was in regard to Edgar S. Martinez failing to be excused from, or to notify the Board of Stewards of his absence, and subsequent failure to honor his riding engagement, entry “RUNAWAYRICK” in the 9th race on March 4, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Edgar S. Martinez in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before May 7, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.5.13(C)(1) Which states in pertinent part that “Jockeys shall report to the Jockey’s quarters at the time designated by the association. Jockeys shall report their engagements and any overweight to the clerk of scales. Jockeys shall not leave the Jockeys’ quarters, except to ride in scheduled races, until all of their riding engagements of the day have been fulfilled except as approved by the Stewards.” 5.2.5.13(C)(3) Which states in pertinent part that “Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a jockey engaged for a certain race or for a specified time may not fail or refuse to abide by the engagement agreement, unless excused by the Stewards.” 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(A) Notice of Hearing for Jockeys15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JUAN M ESQUIVEL Ruling Date: 4/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-214 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/8/2018 Suspension End: 5/8/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Juan M. Esquivel was duly notified and waived his rights to formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on April 3, 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 “Mister Brooks” (Test Sample #: NM31564), who finished 1st place in the 6th race on February 16, 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 Juan M. Esquivel.

Hector Parada, the owner of record for horse “Mister Brooks”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Hector Parada’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting April 8, 2018, through May 7, 2018 inclusive.
    2. A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before May 3, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

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

Licensee is found in violation of and ruling written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards/ 15.2.6.9(C)(1)(4)Medication Restrictions/ 15.2.6.11(A)(1)(2)(3) Trainer Responsibility/ 15.2.6.9(B)(2) Penalty Recommendations 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-126-AWD Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/22/2018 Suspension End: 6/24/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SA-126 - Appeal Withdrawn Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATS Ruling #126 (March 30, 2018) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey DRAYDEN VAN DYKE is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (June 22, 23 and 24, 2018).
Name: DRAYDEN JAMES VAN DYKE Ruling Date: 3/30/2018
Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: Santa Anita Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SA-126 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 6/22/2018 Suspension End: 6/24/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey DRAYDEN VANDYKE, who rode LONGDEN (GB) in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on March 29, 2018 is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (April 6, 7 and 8, 2018) for altering course without sufficient clearance and causing interference on the backstretch. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rule – Careless Riding). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.
Name: GARY WELSH Ruling Date: 3/28/2018
Jurisdiction: West Virginia Racing Commission Facility: Mountaineer Park
Ruling Number: 2018-MP-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 4/3/2018 Suspension End: 5/3/2018
Ruling Text: RULING #3 DATE: 3/28/2018 NAME: Gary Welsh DOB: 8/28/1957 PERMIT: #21179 Owner/Trainer

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 the Board of Stewards conducted a hearing regarding allegations set forth in a notice of hearing issued January 18, 2018. After considering the evidence, the Board of Stewards hereby find the following: Industrial Laboratories reported the official sample #E233763 taken from the horse “Indygo Tigress” which finished 1st in the 6th race on November 7, 2017 did contain Mitragynine confirmed in serum (3.66 ng/ml), Mitragynine (3.2 ng/ml) and 7-Hydroxymitragynine (1.2 ng/ml) confirmed in urine. This drug is not listed in the guidelines but racing rule 178CSR1 states substances not listed should be treated as class 1 violation warranting a class A penalty. The Board of Stewards conclude that Mr. Welsh has violated sections 178-1-49.4.a, 178-1-51.1.a, 178-1-49.4 and 178-1-49.a.1 of the Thoroughbred Racing Rule 178CSR1. This medication/prohibited substance violation is the permit holder’s 1st offense for a medication/substance violation carrying a category A penalty. The permit holder has accumulated 0 (zero) points under the multiple medication violation point system prior to this ruling. The points assessed for this medication/substance violation are 6 (six) pursuant to section 178-1-49.3.m of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules. The penalty guidelines set forth in table 178-1-E of the Thoroughbred Racing Rules provide a minimum penalty of 1 (one) year suspension and a $10,000 (ten thousand dollar) fine absent mitigating circumstances and a maximum penalty of 3 (three) year suspension and a $25,000 (twenty five thousand dollar) fine with the presence of aggravating factors. Based on the above, the Board of Stewards hereby fine Mr. Welsh $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars) and suspend his permit for 30 (thirty) days effective Tuesday, April 3, 2018 through and including Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The fine shall be paid within 7 (seven) calendar days after this ruling is issued.

The horse “Indygo Tigress” is disqualified from all purse monies and the purse is to be redistributed as follows:

1st Ghetto Fabulous 2nd Her Case of Gold 3rd Surfin’ Bird 4th My Angel My Saint 5th Midnight Leap 6th Charlie’s Angel

The horseman’s bookkeeper is requested to make the necessary adjustments.

The following is the Stewards’ analysis of the mitigating/aggravating factors in this matter: A.) The permit holder’s past record Mr. Welsh had 2 (two) class C medication violations in 2016.

B.) The potential of the drug to influence the horse’s racing performance Drugs in this class may or may not have an accepted therapeutic use in the horse. Many are drugs that affect the cardiovascular, pulmonary and autonomic nervous systems. They all have the potential of affecting the performance of a racehorse.

C.) The legal availability of the drug This substance was purchased legally as Kratom.

D.) Whether there is a reason to believe the permit holder knew of the administration of the drug or intentionally administered the drug Mr. Welsh denies he gave the horse the substance, but stated after learning he had a positive, his groom admitted that he had given the horse Kratom with his feed.

E.) The steps taken by the trainer to safeguard the horse Unknown

F.) The probability of environmental contamination or inadvertent exposure due to human drug use The groom stated that he uses this substance for pain

G.) The purse of the race $6,300 (six thousand three hundred dollars)

H.) Whether the drug found was one for which the horse was receiving a treatment as documented by the treating veterinarian’s treatment records. None

I.) Whether there was any suspicious betting pattern in the race. None

J.) Whether the trainer was acting under the advice of a veterinarian licensed to practice in West Virginia and holding an occupational permit issued by the Racing Commission. He was not

K.) Other factors deemed relevant by the Stewards. The groom stated he administered the substance to the horse. The groom tested positive for said substance. 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: SHANE D MILLER Ruling Date: 3/27/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18002 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 950 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

  1. Miller is fined $950. This is separate and in addition to the fine that was imposed under the settlement agreement and must be paid within 72 hours of receipt of this Order.
  2. Miller shall be ineligible for licensing in Minnesota until he can demonstrate to the MRC Executive Director that his financial responsibility is consistent with the best interests of horse racing in Minnesota such that he can be recommended to the MRC for licensing.
  3. Nothing in this Order changes the terms of the settlement agreement, which remain in effect.

RIGHT TO APPEAL

Miller shall have the right to appeal this decision by filing a written request for appeal to the MRC Executive Director within three days after receipt of this order. Any such appeal shall be governed by Minn. R. 7897.0150 through 7897.0180.

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 3/24/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-192 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. was duly notified and appeared with translator Jose Gonzalez Jr. for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 23, 2017. The hearing was in regard Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. having a suspended person (Victor Rodriguez Flores) observed handling his horse on March 9, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby fines Jose R. Gonzalez Sr. in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500). The fine is to be paid on or before April 24, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay this fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

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

16.47.1.8 (G)(1) Which states in pertinent part “The employment of any unlicensed person under the jurisdiction of the Commission is prohibited” 16.47.1.10 (C) (1) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY: A trainer is responsible for the condition and contents of stalls, tack rooms, feed rooms, sleeping rooms and other areas which have been assigned by the association. 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: SERGIO A IBARRA Ruling Date: 3/18/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-179 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/19/2018 Suspension End: 4/18/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Sergio Ibarra was duly notified and appeared for a hearing before the Board of Stewards on March 18, 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” and the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug) detected in the urine of horse “Lett Her Dominate” (Test Sample #: NM28622), who finished 2nd place in the 3rd race on January 19, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM.

The certificate of analysis from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 123 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Sergio Ibarra.

Rafael Saenz, the owner of record for horse “Lett Her Dominate”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Rafael Saenz’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime and FIRST class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period.

For Sergio Ibarra’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime and FIRST class 4C MAJOR medication violation in a 365-day period, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 19, 2018, through April 17, 2018 inclusive.
    2. (Clenbuterol Positive) A ($750.00) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before April 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. (Dexamethasone Positive) A ($1,000.00) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 20, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
During said time of applicable suspension Sergio Ibarra is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses trained by or under the care of Sergio Ibarra are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c). All transfers and sales of horses trained by or in the care and custody of Sergio Ibarra must done in accordance with 15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances and 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION.Licensee is found in violation of and 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/ 16.47.1.8(T)Knowledge of the Rules/16.47.1.8(U)Protection of Horses/ 16.47.1.10(B)Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling.
Name: MARIO FERNANDEZ Ruling Date: 3/16/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-173 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 3/16/2018 Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer MARIO FERNANDEZ was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on March 16, 2018, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for failing to comply with the Parental Responsibility Act.

The Board of Stewards hereby issues a suspension any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses belonging to MARIO FERNANDEZ, effective immediately March 16, 2018. During said time of suspension MARIO FERNANDEZ is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with: 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(j) 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: demonstrates a lack of financial responsibility by accumulating unpaid obligations, defaulting on obligations or issuing drafts or checks that are dishonored, or payment refused; for the purpose of this sub-section, non-compliance with the Parental Responsibility Act shall be considered grounds for refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license; the application, or license as applicable, shall be reinstated if within 30 days of the date of the notice, the applicant provides the commission with a certified statement from the department that they are in compliance with a judgment and order for support.

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

Name: JOSE ROBERTO GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 3/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-5 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Commission remanded Case for Sample #NM24402 on February 16, 2018. Please see D&O in documents.
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/13/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-161 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/1/2018 Suspension End: 7/1/2019
Ruling Text: Owner/Trainer Martin Orona Jr. was duly notified and represented by attorney Daniel Marquez before the Board of Stewards on March 10, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Daniel Marquez from January 14, 2018, to January 28, 2018, and then continued again to March 10, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the class 3 penalty B drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Watch For Corona”(Test Sample #: NM13234), who finished third place in the 3rd race on June 13, 2015, at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack in Albuquerque, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the urine of the split sample sent to Industrial Laboratories on August 4, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Larren Stephen Delorme Ruling Date: 3/12/2018
Jurisdiction: Minnesota Racing Commission Facility: Canterbury Park
Ruling Number: C18001 Ruling Type: Financial Obligation/Restoration
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Larren Delorme, having fully satisfied on February 12, 2018 the financial obligation referred to in stewards ruling C17111, is hereby restored to good standing. Minnesota Rules: 7879.0200 (Stewards Authority and Duties) Subp. 1.A.-General authority of stewards.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        1. A ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before April 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
        2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 14, 2018, through April 12, 2018, inclusive.
15.2.6.9A(12)(a)(b) Medication and Prohibited Substances -Procedures shall be established to ensure that a licensed trainer is not able to benefit financially during the period for which the individual has been suspended. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that horses are not transferred to a licensed person within the first degree of affinity (marriage relationship) or first degree of consanguinity (blood relationship): (a) first degree of affinity shall mean the licensee’s spouse or spouse’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter; (b) first degree of consanguinity shall mean the licensee’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter 15.2.1.9(B)(8)(b) DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION The transfer of a horse to avoid application of a commission rule or ruling is prohibited. During said time of applicable suspension Justin Evans is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21). Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned, trained, or under the care of Justin Evans are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).Licensee is found to be in violation of and this ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(1)(3)(f)(g)(j)Stewards /15.2.6.9(C)(4) Medication Restrictions/15.2.6.11 Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer /15.2.6.9(B)(4)Penalty Recommendations/15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500.
Name: JUSTIN EVANS Ruling Date: 3/9/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-151 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/14/2018 Suspension End: 4/13/2018
Ruling Text: Owner/Authorized Agent/Trainer Justin Evans was duly notified and represented telephonically by his attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on March 9, 2018, for a hearing that was continued at the request of Gene Chavez from February 10, 2018 to February 25, 2018 and then continued again to March 9, 2018. The hearing was in regard to a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C MAJOR drug), found in test sample NM30226. The test sample was taken from the first place finisher Dapirate” following the 8th race on November 26, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

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

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

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

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

Name: JAVIER G BORUNDA Ruling Date: 4/17/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-129-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/9/2018 Suspension End: 9/7/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2018-SUN-129 - Modified Ruling 15.2.3.8 B (1)(e) The stewards shall have the authority to amend, revoke, rescind or modify any ruling that they issued in error in accordance with the laws of this state and these rules. Trainer Javier Borunda was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on February 27, 2018. The hearing was in regards 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 “Guanabenz” detected in the urine of horse “Leona Who” (Test Sample #: NM29577), who finished 2nd place in the 1st race on December 5, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Guanabenz was confirmed in the split sample sent to TVMDL on February 3, 2018.

Armando Arreola Jr., the owner of record for horse “Leona Who”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Armando Arreola Jr.’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Javier Borunda’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 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 9, 2018, through September 6, 2018 inclusive.
        2. A ($3,000.00) three thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 3, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
During said time of applicable suspension, Javier Borunda 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, trained, or under the care of , Javier Borunda are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) Exclusion.

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

Name: JAVIER G BORUNDA Ruling Date: 3/3/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-129 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 3/9/2018 Suspension End: 9/7/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Javier Borunda was duly notified, failed to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on February 27, 2018. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “Guanabenz” detected in the urine of horse “Leona Who” (Test Sample #: NM29577), who finished 2nd place in the 1st race on December 5, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Guanabenz was confirmed in the split sample sent to TVMDL on February 3, 2018.

Armando Arreola Jr., the owner of record for horse “Leona Who”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is Armando Arreola Jr.’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Javier Borunda’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 6 month suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 9, 2018, through September 6, 2018 inclusive.
    2. A ($3,000.00) three thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 3, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
During said time of applicable suspension, Javier Borunda 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, trained, or under the care of , Javier Borunda are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) Exclusion.

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

Name: NATHANIEL COLE Ruling Date: 2/7/2018
Jurisdiction: Ohio Racing Commission Facility: Mahoning Valley Race Course
Ruling Number: 2018-MVRC-17 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 2/1/2018 Suspension End: 6/2/2018
Ruling Text:
Ruling No: 2018-017                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                  Date: February 7, 2018
 
 
 
RULING INVOLVES: Asst.Trainer. Nathaniel Cole
                                      License #10230 (2017)
                                                                                                                          
Asst.Trainer, Nathaniel Cole, DOB-10/29/1954, SSN XXX-XX-0287, Subject of case #2017-103, Ohio State Racing Commission.
 
Mr. Cole did not appear at the Commission Meeting on January 18, 2018 to address a Judgement from the Bedford Municipal Court, Cuyahoga, Ohio Case #03CV100349.
 
Adjudication Order directing that Nate Cole’s license issued by the Commission shall be suspended beginning February 1, 2018 until the Judgement of the Bedford Municipal Court, Cuyahoga, Ohio Case #3CV100349 is fully satisfied, to Richard Zielinski dba Garrison Turf Supply.
 
During his suspension Mr. Cole is denied privileges of all courses under the jurisdiction of the Ohio State Racing Commission (Backside & Grandstands).  
 
In addition the board is requesting that Mr. Cole’s name be placed on the O.S.R.C. “STOP LIST”.
 
Violation of & as per O.S.R.C. Rule #3769-4-24, Rule 3769-4-26, Rule #3769-2-26 (A) (10), Rule #3769-2-5.                                                                                                                           
 
 
 
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 2/4/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2018-SUN-73 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 5/2/2018 Suspension End: 7/1/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr., was duly notified and responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on February 4, 2018, for being on the grounds of Sunland Park Racetrack, while under suspension.

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

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

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

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

Name: TONY EDDIE SEDILLO Ruling Date: 1/25/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2018-Comm-1 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

WHEREAS, the matter of the Settlement Agreement for Trainer Tony E. Sedillo, (Applicant ID#16607) came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission on January 18, 2018;

WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the Settlement Agreement;

WHEREAS, the Settlement Agreement is attached to this ruling;

WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the Settlement Agreement.

THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as to Trainer Tony E. Sedillo as the trainer responsible for the horse known as “Zenon’s Star”, which tested positive for Isoflupredone after finishing 2nd in the 10th race at Sunland Park on January 25, 2015, Trainer Tony E. Sedillo shall be assessed the following: a) A $500 fine to be paid within 30 days of the signed Settlement Agreement. “Zenon’s Star” must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.

By order of the New Mexico Racing Commission

_______________________________________
ISMAEL TREJO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 12/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-209 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/30/2017 Suspension End: 1/5/2018
Ruling Text: Jockey JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ is hereby suspended, effective December 30, 2017, for failing to pay the ($300) three hundred dollar fine assessed in Rulings 2017-ZIA-139 and 2017-ZIA-140.

During said time of applicable suspension, JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ 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.

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: JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ Ruling Date: 1/5/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-209-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/30/2017 Suspension End: 1/5/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-209 - Restored to Good Standing Jockey JOSE ENRIQUE ORTIZ is hereby restored to good standing, effective January 3, 2018, after paying the ($300) three hundred dollar fine assessed in Rulings 2017-ZIA-139 and 2017-ZIA-140.
Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 12/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-207-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-207 - Restored to Good Standing Jockey Sergio Becerra is hereby restored to good standing on December 29, 2017, after paying the ($400) four hundred dollar fine assessed in Rulings 2017-ZIA-144 and 2017-ZIA-143.
Name: Sergio Becerra Ruling Date: 12/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-207 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Jockey Sergio Becerra is hereby suspended, effective December 30, 2017, for failing to pay the ($400) four hundred dollar fine assessed in Rulings 2017-ZIA-144 and 2017-ZIA-143.

During said time of applicable suspension, Sergio Becerra 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.

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: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 12/10/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-228 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Muela was duly notified and waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on December 3, 2017. The hearing was in regard to an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug), found in test sample NM30977, taken from the winner Caesar Germanicus” following the 10th race on November 5, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 49 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jose Luis Muela.

Carlos F. Paez is the owner of record for horse “Caesar Germanicus”. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is Carlos F. Paez’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period .

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

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 10, 2018, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.6.9 Attachment 2, Page 3 Threshold limit for Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml in the blood 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 11/26/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-193 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Muela, having been duly notified,failing to appear, and had his hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d)non-appearance, before the Board of Stewards on November 26, 2017, for failure to be present in the paddock or notify the stewards of another trainer or assistant trainer to saddle entry “SIXES ROYAL CHICK” in the 3rd race on October 28, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Jose Luis Muela a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 26, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (C)(23) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY personally attending to their horses in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards; if the trainer is excused, the trainer must secure another trainer or assistant trainer who is licensed by the commission to assume those duties 16.47.1.10 (E)(1) SUBSTITUE TRAINER If any licensed trainer is prevented from performing his duties or is absent from the track where he is participating, the stewards shall be immediately notified, and at the same time, a substitute trainer or assistant trainer, acceptable to the stewards, shall be appointed. The stewards shall be advised when the regular trainer resumes his duties 15.2.6.11(E)(13): Trainer Responsibility personally attending in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards

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

Name: ALISON ARRIAGADA Ruling Date: 11/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Trenton
Ruling Number: 17TRN24 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 5/12/2018 Suspension End: 6/25/2018
Ruling Text:
By ruling 16MON53,  the Board of  Stewards at Monmouth Park found trainer Alison Hassig in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:70-14A.17 (Anaboloic steroids) and 13:70-20.7 (Trainer responsibility) in connection with a post-race positive test revealing the presence of Stanozolol in the horse "Hard Enough" following the 5th race on May 29, 2016. The horse finished 8th in the race.  Alison Hassig requested a stay of the penalty and appealed the Stewards' decision.  A stay was granted and the matter was transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law as a contested case.
 
On November 15, 2017, the New Jersey Racing Commission determined to adopt the Initial Decision (dated October 16, 2017) of Administrative Law Judge Edward J. Delanoy, Jr. which granted the Commission's motion for summary decision and imposed a 45-day suspension and $1,000 fine.
 
Therefore, Alison Hassig is ordered a 45-day suspension and $1,000 fine.  The suspension will be served on May 12, 2018 through and inlcuding June 25, 2018.  During the term of this suspension, Alison Hassig is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission for any and all purposes.  Payment of the fine is due on or before June 25, 2018.  
 
 
Related rulings: 16MON53 dated August 11, 2016 and 17TRN6 dated August 29, 2017
Name: FIDENCIO JIMENEZ-LUNA Ruling Date: 11/14/2017
Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: Will Rogers Downs
Ruling Number: 17-WRD-075 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: OWNER/TR FIDENCIO JIMENEZ-LUNA PLED 'NO CONTEST' FOR FAILING TO HAVE THE OWNER OF #8 "DANCE AWAY" LICENSED PRIOR TO THE RUNNING OF THE 7TH RACE ON 10/15/2017 AT WRD, NECESSITATING A LATE SCRATCH. IT IS THE ORDER OF THE WRD BOARD OF STEWARDS THAT FIDENCIO JIMENEZ-LUNA BE FINED $200.00.

Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 11/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-154 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Muela, having been duly notified and responding telephonically before the Board of Stewards on November 12, 2017, for failure to be present in the paddock or notify the stewards of another trainer or assistant trainer to saddle entry “EYEMA BLUE WAGON” in the 5th race on October 21, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assesses Jose Luis Muela a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before December 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 16.47.1.10 (C)(23) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY personally attending to their horses in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards; if the trainer is excused, the trainer must secure another trainer or assistant trainer who is licensed by the commission to assume those duties 16.47.1.10 (E)(1) SUBSTITUE TRAINER If any licensed trainer is prevented from performing his duties or is absent from the track where he is participating, the stewards shall be immediately notified, and at the same time, a substitute trainer or assistant trainer, acceptable to the stewards, shall be appointed. The stewards shall be advised when the regular trainer resumes his duties 15.2.6.11(E)(13): Trainer Responsibility personally attending in the paddock and supervising the saddling thereof, unless excused by the stewards 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: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 10/16/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-81 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr. having been duly notified and having waived his rights to a formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on October 15, 2017, regarding an affidavit from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM26692 taken from the FIRST place finisherSweet Streakin Jesse” following the 8th race, on September 2, 2017, at The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 31 pg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6.9 Attachment 2 Page 3). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Martin Orona Jr.

Juan Poblano, the owner of record for horse “Sweet Streakin Jesse”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with 15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, this is his FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a lifetime. For Martin Orona Jr.’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before November 16, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence /16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/ 15.2.6.9 Attachment 2, Page 3 Threshold limit for Dexamethasone 5 pg/ml in the blood /15.2.6.9(B)(4) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 CLASS 4 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES /15.2.6.11(A): Trainer Responsibility /15.2.6.11(B) Trainer Responsibility /16.47.1.10 (C) (5) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY/16.47.1.10(B)(1): Absolute Insurer /16.47.1.8 (L)(1)(i) – CONDUCT 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): Appeal Procedures 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: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 10/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-74 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 10/26/2017 Suspension End: 1/24/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Andres Gonzalez having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on October 15, 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 “Gabapentin” detected in the urine of horse “Dashing Blu J”(Test Sample #: NM26560), who finished FIRST place in the 3RD race on August 13, 2017, at The Downs of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. Gabapentin was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on September 26, 2017.

Alvaro Martinez Jr., Juan Acosta Ceballos, and Hector Pando , the owners of record for horse “Dashing Blu J”, were duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. This is their FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Andres Gonzalez’s SECOND 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 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting October 26, 2017, through January 24, 2018, inclusive.
    2. A ($2,000) two 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.

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

Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence/Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances Page #5/16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES/15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with CLASS 3 UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES AND CLASSIFICATION DEFFINITIONS PAGE IV./15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: 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: ZAFER VURGUN Ruling Date: 9/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2017-ZIA-25 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Zafer Vurgun having waived his rights to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board of Stewards on September 23, 2017, for failure to have sufficient works for entry “BB DEKALBS HOTTIE” which resulted in a scratch in the 4th race on September 23, 2017, at Zia Park Racetrack.

The Board of Stewards hereby assess Zafer Vurgun a penalty in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 23, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l). Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.5.11( A) WORKOUT REQUIREMENTS 15.2.5.12 (L) HORSES INELIGABLE 16.47.1.10 (C)(18) TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY

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: VICTOR IBARRA Ruling Date: 8/26/2017
Jurisdiction: Iowa Racing Commission Facility: Prairie Meadows
Ruling Number: 2017-PRM-47 Ruling Type: Conduct Detrimental to Racing
Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 8/26/2017 Suspension End: 9/6/2017
Ruling Text:
You are hereby notified that the undersigned Board of Stewards is summarily suspending your license in accordance with 491 IAC 4.6(4). Effective immediately you are summarily suspended pending the Board of Stewards decision regarding your hearing.  Under 491 IAC 4.47(17A), 491 IAC 4.47(1) you pose an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare for the alleged violation of; 491 IAC 6.5(3) “i” & “p” and 99D.25 7.   
  
On August 25, 2017, the Board of Stewards received a report from Prairie Meadows Security stating on August 25, 2017, at approximately 1500, PM Security Officer Victoria Palmer was walking through Barn D1 conducting a barn patrol when she observed Assistant trainer Victor Ibarra walking in front of her.  When Ibarra got to the middle of the barn on the West side, he bent over at a bale of hay and placed something behind it.  Officer Palmer instructed Ibarra to hand her (Palmer) whatever he placed behind the hay.  Ibarra handed her (Palmer) two syringes wrapped together in bubble wrap.  The syringes each had a yellow cap over the 1 ½ inch, 9 gauge needles, and contained 12ml of an unknown red substance.
 
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; 491 IAC 6.5(3)”p” Possessing any equipment for hypodermic injection, any substance for hypodermic administration, or any container designed to hold an injectable substance (narcotics, medications, drugs, or substances which could be used to alter the speed of racing animals) by anyone other than a veterinarian licensed by the commission… and 99D.25 7 A person found within or in the immediate vicinity of a security stall who is in possession of unauthorized drugs or hypodermic needles or who is not authorized to possess drugs or hypodermic needles shall, in addition to any other penalties, be barred from entry into any racetrack in Iowa and any occupational license the person holds shall be revoked.
  
You engaged in conduct in Iowa that has been dishonest, undesirable, detrimental to, or reflects negatively on, the integrity or best interests of racing and gaming.  Based upon the totality of your alleged conduct and the sufficiency of the factual information submitted, a summary suspension of your license is warranted. Your position as an Assistant Trainer is a position of highest responsibility affecting jockeys, horses, as well as patrons.  The suspension of your license is necessary to protect the jockeys, horses and the public’s health, safety and welfare, as well as the integrity of horse racing.
 
Rule References:  99D.25 7, 491 IAC 6.5(3)”i” & “p.”
Name: ANDRES S GONZALEZ Ruling Date: 8/12/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-64 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Trainer Andres S. Gonzalez, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on Aug. 11, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Flunixin (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 27456 taken from the horse “Simply La Jolla” following the 8th race, on July 28, 2017 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The original lab report indicated a finding of Flunixin at 25.1 ng/ml in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 20.0 ng/ml in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Andres S. Gonzalez.

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

For this 1st Class 4C-Minor medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Andres S. Gonzalez a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($250.00) Two hundred and fifty dollar fine to be paid on or before Sep. 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 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. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES:

Name: JORGE ARMANDO BRITO Ruling Date: 7/29/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-97 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 7/29/2017 Suspension End: 8/28/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer/Owner Jorge Brito having been duly notified and having responded telephonically before the Board of Stewards on July 29, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in the urine of horse “Vikingfjord”(Test Sample #: NM28293), who finished 2nd place in the 3rd race on June 10, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs, in Rudioso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jorge Brito

Mitigating circumstances: trainer’s first medication violation. Aggravating circumstances: Clenbuterol is a prohibited drug.

After considering the mitigating and aggravating circumstances, for Jorge Brito’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation as a trainer and also an owner, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2) Penalty Recommendations as follows:

    1. A 30day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 29, 2017, through August 28, 2017, inclusive.
    2. A ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before August 29, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l). Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3.8 (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 “Vikingfjord” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning June 16, 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.
    4. The horse “Vikingfjord” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 3rd race on June 10, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. A Horse Called Buddy
                2. Me Like Daddy
                3. Take a Miracle
                4. Jessie K White
                5. Regards Miracle
                6. Sixie Won
                7. Jess a Getting It
                8. Blazin Blue
Unplaced “VikingfjordDuring said time of applicable suspension Jorge Brito 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 Jorge Brito. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c).Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence/15.2.6.9(C)(3) Clenbuterol There is no permissible concentration of Clenbuterol that is allowed to appear in any official sample16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES /15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute 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: MARIA TRI GONZALEZ-DELGADILLO Ruling Date: 7/21/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-32 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner: Maria T. Gonzalez, having been represented by trainer Dayson LaVanway before the Board Of Stewards on July 21, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4-Major penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM27063 taken from the horse “Maria’s Wildcat” following the 9th race, on May 28, 2017, at SunRay Park Racetrack. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 7.29 mg/ml in the blood, the allowable limit for Phenylbutazone is 2 mg/ml in the blood. Sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and denied by Dayson LaVanway., trainer of record.

Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1) : Prima Facie Evidence A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures. 16.47.1.8 (U)(1) PROTECTION OF HORSES Each person licensed by the commission shall do all that is reasonable and within their power and scope of duty to guard against and prevent the administration of any drug, medication or other substance, including permissible medication in excess of the maximum allowable level, to any horse entered or to be entered in an official workout or race, as prohibited by these rules.

For Maria T. Gonzalez’s 1st Class 4C-Major medication violation, in a 365-day period, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(4), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows:

        1. A Warning, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.
        2. Next 4-C medication violation the penalty is disqualification, loss of purse and if same
horse, that horse shall be placed on veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.

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

Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 7/15/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2017-DAA-27 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owner Diamond Racing Stables LLC (Julieta Torres) having been duly notified and failed to appear before the Board of Stewards July 15, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited class 3 penalty B drug “Clenbuterol” detected in the horse “Urbanite ” (Test Sample #: NM09840), who finished in 6th place in the 10th race on Nov 29, 2014, at Zia Park Race Track. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by trainer 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 Diamond Racing Stables LLC (Julieta Torres) 4th Class B medication violation issued in accordance with 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 ($5000.00) Five thousand dollar fine for the 4th Class B violation to 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.
    2. The horse “Urbanite” is hereby disqualified from SIXTH PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on Nov. 29, 2014 at Zia Park Race Track, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.

                1. Stone Cottrell
                2. Call Me Cash Man
                3. Future Jabonero
                4. Uno Mas Hero
                5. Making Fire
                6. First Prize Jewel
                7. Cocoa Cream
                8. Double Chiseled
Unplaced “Urbanite

This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k): Redistribution of Purses and Prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) : Stewards General Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (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.

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: LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA Ruling Date: 9/25/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-49-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/5/2017 Suspension End: 1/5/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-RUI-49 - Appeal Submitted
Name: LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA Ruling Date: 6/24/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-49 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/5/2017 Suspension End: 1/5/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Lillian Silva having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited compounded Class 3B drug stanozolol and its metabolite “16OH-stanozolol” detected in horse “Ace Crystal Cartel(test sample #NC26410) during Out Of Competition Testing on May 10, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Lillian Silva.

Jorge L. Morales, the owner of record for the horse “Ace Crystal Cartel”, was duly notified and represented by Jorge Morales Jr. for the hearing. This is Jorge L. Morales’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations.

MIDIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES: trainer has had no medication violations since November of 2014. AGGRIVATING CIRCUMSTANCES: Stanozolol and “16OH-stanozolol” are prohibited drugs (15.2.6.9(G)(1)(3)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS). They are not FDA approved and are both compounded medications. All compounded medications are prohibited in the state of New Mexico per 15.2.6.9(H)(1)(2) MEDICAL LABELING.

After considering the mitigating and aggravating circumstances, for Lillian Silva’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in accordance with 15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations and 15.2.6.9.(B)(5) Multiple Violations as follows.

    1. A 6 MONTH suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 5, 2017, through January 5, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($2,500) two thousand and five dollar fine to paid on or before July 25, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) Fines Due. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, Lillian Silva 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. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Lillian Silva are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence/15.2.6.9(G)(1)(3)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS(15.2.6.9(H)(1)(2) MEDICAL LABELING/ 15.2.6.9 J (1-6) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations / 15.2.6.9.(B)(5) Multiple Violations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 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: LILLIAN NICHOLE SILVA Ruling Date: 7/3/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2017-RUI-49-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 7/5/2017 Suspension End: 1/5/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-RUI-49 - Modified Ruling Trainer Lillian Silva having been duly notified and appeared before the Board of Stewards on June 24, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the prohibited Class 3B drug stanozolol and its metabolite “16OH-stanozolol” detected in horse “Ace Crystal Cartel(test sample #NC26410) during Out Of Competition Testing on May 10, 2017, at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, NM. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Lillian Silva.

Jorge L. Morales, the owner of record for the horse “Ace Crystal Cartel”, was duly notified and represented by Jorge Morales Jr. for the hearing. This is Jorge L. Morales’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME, issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations.

MIDIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES: trainer has had no medication violations since November of 2014. AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES: Stanozolol is prohibited in out of competition testing and/or post race, per rule 15.2.6.9(G)(1)(3)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS, unless prescribed by a veterinarian pursuant to rule 15.2.6.9(C)(11) Procedure For Prescribing Medication. Ms. Silva failed to follow proper procedures for the use of Stanozolol.

After considering the mitigating and aggravating circumstances, for Lillian Silva’s FOURTH Class 3B medication violation in a LIFETIME, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in accordance with 15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations and 15.2.6.9.(B)(5) Multiple Violations as follows.

    1. A 6 MONTH suspension of all NMRC licenses starting July 5, 2017, through January 5, 2018, inclusive.
    2. ($2,500) two thousand and five dollar fine to paid on or before July 25, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) Fines Due. Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.

During said time of applicable suspension, Lillian Silva 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. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Lillian Silva are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) Prima Facie Evidence/ 15.2.6.9(G)(1)(3)ANDROGENIC-ANABOLIC STEROIDS / 15.2.6.9 J (1-6) OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING/15.2.6.9.(B)(2)Penalty recommendations / 15.2.6.9.(B)(5) Multiple Violations This ruling is written in accordance with15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.1.8(B)(1) COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORITY/15.2.3.8 B (3)(a)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/15.2.3.8 B (1) (a)(c)(d)Stewards General Authority/16.47.1.8 (T) KNOWLEDGE OF RULES /16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required /16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 16.47.1.8(L)(1)(e) Grounds For Disciplinary Measures/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(a)Failure to Appeal/ 15.2.1.9(B)(9)(b): 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: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 4/14/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-184 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/14/2017 Suspension End: 5/26/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer James Julian Gonzales is hereby suspended, effective April 14, 2017, having failed to pay the ($2,500) two thousand and five hundred dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2016-SUN-98, the ($50) fifty dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2016-SUN-245, and the ($200) two hundred dollar fine assessed in Ruling 2016-SUN-246.

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

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

Name: JAMES JULIAN GONZALES Ruling Date: 5/26/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-184-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/14/2017 Suspension End: 5/26/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-184 - Restored to Good Standing
Name: JULIO C CABALLERO Ruling Date: 3/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-155 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Owners Julio Caballero, Daniel Caballero, and Rafeal Caballero, having been duly notified, failing to appear, and had their hearing held in absentia, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), before the Board of Stewards on March 25, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Looking For Girls”(Test Sample #: NM23854), who finished 2nd place in the 8th race on February 10, 2017, 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 Miguel Castillo.

Miguel Castillo, the trainer of record for horse “Looking For Girls”, was duly notified and responded telephonically for this hearing, In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), this is Miguel Castillo’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For Julio Caballero’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (B)(2), the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty as follows.

    1. Pursuant to rules 15.2.3 (B)(9)(a)(e), 15.2.6.9(C)(7)(c), 15.2.6.9(C)(8), 15.2.6.9(C)(9)(a-d),the horse “Looking For Girls” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning March 3, 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.
    2. The horse “Looking For Girls” is hereby disqualified from SECOND PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 8th race on February 10, 2017, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Fast Lady’s Man
                2. Jess A Dynasty
                3. Cautionsly
                4. Grc Justplainazoom
                5. Jess Wilson
                6. Bringing the Gray
                7. Chief Coronas Charm
                8. Scoot With Da Loot
                9. Pitchin Woo
Unplaced “Looking For Girls

Licensee is found in violation of :15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3): Prima Facie Evidence/ 15.2.6.9(C)(3) 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/ 15.2.6.9. B.(2) Penalty recommendations This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) Purse Redistribution 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d): Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 6/14/2018
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-3-FO Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: WHEREAS, the matter of Elliot Bachicha v. New Mexico Racing Commission for Trainer Elliott Bachicha (Applicant ID #25972 came befor a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission on May 31, 2018. WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the Opinion and Order of the Court WHEREAS, the Opinion and Order of the Court is attached to this ruling; WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Order of the Court.

THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as to Trainer Elliott Bachicha, the trainer responsible for the horse known as "Perry Tees Jet", which tested positive for Zilpaterol after finishing 1st in the 1st race at the Downs at Albuquerque on October 26, 2014 shall be assessed the following: a) The Decision of the Commission is REVERSED and the matter is dismissed.

By Order of the New Mexico Racing Commission
__________________________________________ ISMAEL TREJO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name: ELLIOTT LLOYD BACHICHA Ruling Date: 3/9/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico Racing Commission
Ruling Number: 2017-Comm-3 Ruling Type: By Order of Commission/Administration
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
 
 
BEFORE THE RACING COMMISSION
 
 
IN THE MATTER OF:
 
TRAINER ELLIOT BACHICHA, LICENSE NO. 56083329,
FOR POSITIVE SAMPLE #NM10282
OWNERS ROBERT BACA, MARCELINO ORTIZ
HORSE “PERRY TEES JET”,
 
Respondents.
 
 
DECISION AND ORDER
 
            WHEREAS, this matter came before a quorum of the New Mexico Racing Commission (“Commission”) on February 16, 2017, on review of the hearing officer’s report regarding the above named Appellant;
           WHEREAS, proper notice was given to those parties entitled to notice;
           WHEREAS, the Commission reviewed the hearing officer’s report and all related hearing material;
 WHEREAS, the hearing officer’s report is attached to this Decision and Order;
WHEREAS, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law;
WHEREAS, the Commission finds that Appellant’s actions constitute a violation of New Mexico Racing Commission Rules;
WHEREAS the Commission finds there to be sufficient evidence to support the finding of violations on behalf of Appellant;
WHEREAS the Commission voted unanimously to adopt the penalty recommendations of the Hearing Officer and to incorporate additional conditions.
 
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Appellant is found to be in violation of the Commission rules that forbid a positive test for a prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance (to wit: Zilpaterol) in a horse he is training. As such, Appellant, the Owners, and the horse “Perry Tees Jet” shall be assessed penalties as follows with conditions as follows:
      1. Appellant Trainer Bachicha is assessed a fine in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to be paid prior to appearing before the Commission as set forth in IV below;
      2. Appellant Trainer Bachicha is assessed a suspension of one (1) year;
      3. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Bachicha must retake and pass the trainer’s test prior to the suspension of his license being lifted;
      4. Once eligible, Appellant Trainer Bachicha must personally appear before the Commission prior to the suspension of the license being lifted and after having taken and passed the trainer’s test. Appellant Trainer Bachicha must request to be placed on the Agenda;
      5. Appellant Trainer Bachicha is not allowed on the grounds of the Association under the jurisdiction of the NM Racing Commission during his suspension;
      6. Loss of the purse for the horse “Perry Tees Jet which placed 1st in the 1st race at the Downs at Albuquerque on October 26, 2014;
      7. The horse be placed on the veterinarian’s list for ninety (90) days; and
      8. The horse must pass a Commission approved examination prior to becoming eligible to be entered in any race which is governed by the Commission.
This Decision and Order shall be served upon Appellant Trainer Bachicha in accordance with law.  This Order will take effect on March 17, 2017. 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.
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-129 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:

Trainer Jose L Muela, having been duly notified and having waived his right to a 10 day notice and formal hearing before the Board Of Stewards on March 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Phenylbutazone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM 23735 taken from the third place finisherJM Miracle” following the 10th race, on January 29, 2017 at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park , NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Phenylbutazone at 2.94 micrograms per milliliter in the blood, which exceeds the allowable limit of 2.0 micrograms per milliliter in the blood. Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Jose L Muela. Javier Marquez is the owner of record for horse JM Miracle”. In accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, this is Mr. Marquez’s FIRST Class 4C minor violation. For this FIRST Class 4C medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Jose L Muela a penalty as follows:

    1. A ($500) FIVE hundred dollar fine to be paid on or before April 7, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. The horse JM Miracle, must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run.
Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence/ 15.2.6.9 C.(3) PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: Trainer 1st offense in any jurisdiction, the penalty is a minimum of a written warning to maximum fine of $500. Owner 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.6.9 A. (4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1) License Required 16.47.1.8 (A)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 3/7/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-125 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 3/15/2017 Suspension End: 6/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Isdro Rodriguez having been duly notified and having appeared with translator Xavier Rodriguez before the Board of Stewards on March 4, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Built Likea”(Test Sample #: NM21956), who finished in 1st place in the 1st race on December 17, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M on February 7, 2017.

David G. Valdez is the owner of record for horse “Built Likea”. This is Mr. Simmons’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a lifetime.

For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Isdro Rodriguez a penalty as follows.

    1. A 100 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting March 15, 2017, through June 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before April 6, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Built Lika” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning January 10, 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.
    4. The horse “Built Lika” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 1st race on December 17, 2016, at Sunland Park Racetrack, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Mighty B Lee
                2. Jess Blazin Queen
                3. Apollitical Scandal
                4. Streicher
                5. High Flying Cartel
                6. Apollitical Kitten
                7. Azoomn Destiny
                8. Groupie James
Unplaced “Built LikaDuring said time of applicable suspension, Isdro Rodriguez 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 Isdro Rodriguez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: clenbuterol is a prohibited substance/ 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Second Lifetime offense in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500.Owner First Lifetime offense in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purse and prizes/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 2/11/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-92 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 2/12/2017 Suspension End: 3/14/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Jose Luis Muela having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 27, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Boxwineizfine”( Test Sample #: NM21890), who finished first place in the 10th race on December 11, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Texas A&M on January 10, 2017. Luis Hernandez and Regal Racing (Roy Sanchez), are the owners of record for horse “Boxwineizfine”, were duly notified and appeared for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) this is Mr. Hernandez’s SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period (refer to ruling 2016-ZIA-147) and Mr. Sanchez’s THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period (refer to rulings 2016-RUI-68 and 2016-ZIA-106)

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting February 12, 2017, through March 14, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before March 13, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “Boxwineizfine” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 23, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Boxwineizfine” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 10th race on December 11, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Apollitical Sign
                2. Perrys Stamina
                3. Memphis D Nasty
                4. Wagon Full of Gold
                5. Carters Last Straw
                6. Hot Authorization
                7. Win Rabbits Fly
Unplaced “BoxwineizfineDuring said time of applicable suspension, Jose Luis Muela.is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Jose Luis Muela are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of :15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine Owner Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. Owner Third Lifetime offense Disqualification, loss of purse, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances a $5,000 fine* and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purses/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 1/27/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-47 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: issued in error
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 1/27/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-45 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 1/28/2017 Suspension End: 2/11/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Martin Orona Jr. having been duly notified and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on January 27, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the prohibited (class 3 penalty B) drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Fishin For Dough”( Test Sample #: NM21786), who finished first place in the 5th race on December 4, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. Clenbuterol was confirmed in the split sample sent to Industrial Laborites on January 17, 2017. Victor Diaz, owner of record for horse “Fishin For Dough”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Diaz’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Martin Orona Jr a penalty as follows.

    1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting January 28, 2017, through February 12, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($1,000) one thousand dollar fine to paid on or before February 27, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7),the horse “D Fishin For Dough” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning December 15, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Fishin For Dough” is hereby disqualified from FIRST PLACE and ordered unplaced from the 5th race on December 4, 2016, at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Keepyourshirton
                2. Rum Chata
                3. First Mapuche
                4. Evoque
                5. One Classy Eagle
                6. Play Diamonds
                7. Duke of Fern
                8. D E Cash Balance
                9. Make It Funky
Unplaced “Fishin For DoughDuring said time of applicable suspension, Martin Orona Jr.is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Martin Orona Jr. are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found in violation of :15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: prima facie evidence/ 15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules”15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine.Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. This ruling is written in accordance with 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer/ 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Redistribution of purses/ 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: Stewards Authority/ 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority/ 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-41-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/21/2018 Suspension End: 2/20/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-41 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/31/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-39-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/21/2017 Suspension End: 1/20/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-39 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 2/3/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-41-ASD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/21/2018 Suspension End: 2/20/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2017-SUN-41 - Appeal Stay Denied

February 3, 2017

Gene Chavez, Esq. 1220 5th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102

RE: Your Client: Carolina Gaytan Sample #NM21265 of Ruling #2017-SUN-39 Sample #NM21275 of Ruling#2017-SUN-41

Dear Mr. Chavez:

Your request for an appeal in the matter of Rulings #2017-SUN-39 and #2017-SUN-41 issued by the Sunland Park Board of Stewards on January 22, 2017 has been received.

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

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

Sincerely,

Ismael Trejo Executive Director (505) 222-0709

cc: Sunland Park Board of Stewards Leasa Johnson, Investigator

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-39 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/21/2017 Suspension End: 1/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified (along with counsel Gene Chavez), having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on January 22, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21265 taken from the winnerGonna Rock You” following the seventh race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 178 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carolina Gaytan. Jesus E. Zubia, owner of record for horse “Gonna Rock You”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Zubia’s FIRST Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period. For this THIRD Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before February 22, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses, running consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-173, starting December 21, 2017, through January 20, 2018, inclusive.
    3. The horse “Gonna Rock You” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.

During said time of applicable suspension Carolina Gaytan is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carolina Gaytan are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $2,500 and a 30 day suspension: OWNER 1st offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is the horse may be required to pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with: 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party/ 15.2.6.9 A.(4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 /15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer / 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/22/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2017-SUN-41 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2500 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/21/2018 Suspension End: 2/20/2018
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified (along with counsel Gene Chavez), having failed to appear, and had her hearing held in absentia before the Board Of Stewards on January 22, 2017, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the therapeutic drug, Dexamethasone (class 4 penalty category C drug) found in test sample NM21275 taken from the winnerJess Alota Fly” following the 11TH race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM. The original lab report indicated a finding of Dexamethasone at 133 pg/ml in the blood. The allowable limit for Dexamethasone is 5 pg/ml in the blood (15.2.6). Split sample rights as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC, were afforded to and declined by Carolina Gaytan. Jesus E. Zubia, owner of record for horse “Jess Alota Fly”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Zubia’s SECOND Class 4C medication violation in a 365-day period (2017-SUN-40 ). For this FOURTH Class 4C medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows:
    1. A ($2,500) two thousand five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before February 22, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    2. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting consecutively from ruling 2017-SUN-39 January 21, 2018, through February 20, 2018, inclusive.
    3. The horse “Jess Alota Fly” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter.
    4. 4. The horse “Jess Alota Fly” is hereby disqualified from FIRST place and ordered unplaced from the 11TH race, on October 29, 2016 at Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, NM for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Furiousprincess
                2. Mr Shakem Diva
                3. Ryon James
                4. Ds Blazen Earl
                5. Spittin in the Dawn
                6. Its My Brimmerton
                7. Red Storm Memories
                8. Surf By Starlight
                9. Heres Your Own Sign
UNPLACED “Jess Alota Fly” During said time of applicable suspension Carolina Gaytan is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC. Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Carolina Gaytan are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. Licensee is found to be in violation of:15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: Prima Facie Evidence/ 15.2.6.9 C. PENALTY RECOMMENDATIONS: TRAINER 3rd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is a minimum fine of $2,500 and a 30 day suspension: OWNER 2nd offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction in the following levels, the penalty is disqualification, loss of purse and if same horse, that horse shall be placed on veterinarian’s list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before being eligible to run: This ruling is written in accordance with:15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d) Nonappearance of a summoned party/ 15.2.6.9 A.(4) UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES Class 4 /15.2.6.11(A) NMAC: Trainer Responsibility/ 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Absolute Insurer / 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action/ 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES/ 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority/ 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required/ 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address/ 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."
Name: MICHAEL JOSEPH KRAVCHAK Ruling Date: 12/27/2016
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-057-16 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/27/2016 Suspension End: 6/4/2018
Ruling Text: Michael J Kranchak is summarily suspended for failing to pay ruling # DD-039-16 dated November 3, 2016 for $50.00. Mr. Kranchak will remain suspended until his fine is paid. DHRC rule: 10.2.3.1.
Name: MICHAEL JOSEPH KRAVCHAK Ruling Date: 6/4/2018
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-057-16-REST Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 12/27/2016 Suspension End: 6/4/2018
Ruling Text: RE: DD-057-16 - Restored to Good Standing. Michael J Kravchak after paying his fine of $50.00 from ruling #DD-057-16 is restored to good standing with the Delaware Harness Racing Commission.
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-171-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-171 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-172-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/23/2017 Suspension End: 4/23/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-172 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 1/23/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-173-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 4000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 12/20/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-ZIA-173 - Appeal Submitted
Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-171 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 750 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/23/2016 Suspension End: 1/22/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol detected at a level of 32 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2) in horse “Pampered Jess” (Test Sample #: NM19028) who finished second place in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 85.8±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

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

    1. A 30 day suspension of all NMRC licenses starting December 23, 2016, through January 22, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($750) seven hundred and fifty dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Pampered Jess” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Pampered Jess” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from in the 3rd race on September 1, 2016, The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Magic Corona
                2. First Fancy Man
                3. Fly Kristi Fly
                4. Dc Dashing Bono
                5. Lampon
                6. Mr. Jesse Stone
                7. Seis Secrets
                8. Dg Dashin Fury
                9. Una Linda Corona
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Pampered Jess

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

Carolina Gaytan is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (C)(6); 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority; 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 15-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 60-day suspension. A minimum fine of $500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a $1,000 fine. Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-172 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 2000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 1/23/2017 Suspension End: 4/23/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol was detected at a level of 432 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2) in horse “Brawley Slide” (Test Sample #: NM19092) who finished seventh place in the 2nd race on September 4, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 449±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Elizar Canava, owner of record for horse “Brawley Slide”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Canava’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this SECOND Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to ruling 2016-ZIA-171) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 90 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from ruling 2016-ZIA-171, starting January 23, 2017, through April 23, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($2,000) two thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Brawley Slide” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Brawley Slide” is hereby disqualified from SEVENTH place and ordered unplaced from in the 2nd race on September 4, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Angelo
                2. Rumors
                3. Famous She Is
                4. Silk Stocking Street
                5. Rarin
                6. My Streakin La Jolla
                7. Jesses Leader
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Brawley Slide

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

Carolina Gaytan is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC: 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC; 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC: 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (C)(6); and 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES; 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required; 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Second Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: A minimum 30-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum 180-day suspension. A minimum $1,000 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum fine of $2,500. Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: CAROLINA GAYTAN Ruling Date: 12/12/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2016-ZIA-173 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 4000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 4/24/2017 Suspension End: 12/20/2017
Ruling Text: Trainer Carolina Gaytan having been duly notified for a hearing originally scheduled for October 29, 2016, and was continued to November 20, 2016, pending split sample results. Upon receipt of conformation of split sample results Ms. Gaytan was re-noticed for a hearing scheduled December 13, 2016. However, in agreement with counsel, Gene N. Chavez, for Ms. Gaytan, the hearing was heard on December 12, 2016. Mr. Chavez represented Ms. Gaytan telephonically before the Board of Stewards regarding the lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC) for a confirmed positive for the (class 3 penalty B) drug “Albuterol”. Albuterol detected at a level of 32 ng/ml in the urine, which exceeds the authorized limit of 1 ng/ml in urine (15.2.6.9 NMAC attachment #2) in horse “Quatro Eagle” (Test Sample #: NM21010) who finished second place in the 5th race on September 12, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, and confirmed in the split sample at a level of 38.8±0.3 ng/ml in the urine sent to Industrial Laboratories on November 21, 2016.

Roberto Marquez, owner of record for horse “Quatro Eagle”, was duly notified and failed to appear for this hearing. In accordance with rules 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) and 15.2.1.9(B)(4)(d), this is Mr. Marquez’s FIRST Class 3B medication violation in a 365-day period. For this THIRD Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period (refer to rulings 2016-ZIA-171 AND 2016-ZIA-172) issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (L)NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Carolina Gaytan a penalty as follows.

    1. A 240 day suspension of all NMRC licenses running consecutively from rulings 2016-ZIA-171 and 2016-ZIA-172, starting April 24, 2017, through December 20, 2017, inclusive.
    2. ($4,000) four thousand dollar fine to paid on or before January 12, 2017, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension.
    3. Pursuant to rules 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c), 15.2.6.9 (C)(6), and 15.2.6.9(C)(7,the horse “Quatro Eagle” is placed on the Stewards list for a period of 60 days (beginning September 20, 2016). During this period, the papers are to be removed from the racing office and horse is denied entry until he passes a commission approved veterinary examination with a negative blood and urine test.
    4. The horse “Quatro Eagle” is hereby disqualified from SECOND place and ordered unplaced from in the 5th race on September 12, 2016, The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM, for all but pari-mutuel wagering. The purse redistribution is as follows.
                1. Angel Paint
                2. Faster Version
                3. Passemupjesse
                4. Elin
                5. Jumpn Por Gusto
                6. Magic Corona
                7. Bondurant
                8. Furr Lee
--PAGE 1 of 2-- Unplaced “Quatro Eagle

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

Carolina Gaytan is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(C)(1-2-3) NMAC; 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC; 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC; 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC; 15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d) NMAC; 15.2.6.9(C)(5)(c); 15.2.6.9 (C)(6); 15.2.6.9(D)(7); 15.2.3.8 B (3)(f) Stewards Disciplinary Action; 16.47. 15.2.3.8 B (1) (d) Stewards General Authority; 16.47.1.8. T. KNOWLEDGE OF RULES; 16.47.1.8(E)(l)(1)(A); 16.47.1.3 Statutory Authority: 16.47.1.8 (A)(1)(2) License Required 16.47.1.8(N) Last Known Address; 15.2.6.9. B. Penalty recommendations Trainer Third Lifetime offense A 60-day suspension absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum of a one year suspension. A minimum fine of $2,500 absent mitigating circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors could be used to impose a maximum $5,000 fine or five percent of purse (greater of the two) and may be referred to the commission for any further action deemed necessary by the commission. Owner First Lifetime offense (365-day period) in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse (in the absence of mitigating circumstances)* and horse must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered. --PAGE 2 of 2--

Name: MICHAEL JOSEPH KRAVCHAK Ruling Date:
Jurisdiction: Delaware Harness Racing Commission Facility: Dover Downs
Ruling Number: DD-039-16 Ruling Type: Careless/Unsafe/Improper Riding or Driving
Breed: Harness Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Michael J Kranchak is fined $50.00 for warming-up without wearing a safety vest at Dover Downs.  DHRC rule:  5.1.25.2.  All fines are to be paid within 10 days of written rule.
Name: ALEJANDRO CHAVEZ Ruling Date: 8/28/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-131 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 9/8/2016 Suspension End: 10/7/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer, Alejandro Chavez, having been duly notified, and waiving his rights to a hearing before the Board of Stewards on August 27, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Stanozolol" (Winstrol V), which was found in sample NM32596, after it was collected from the horse "Chatham Road" during an Out of Competition test, June 26, 2016 at the Downs at Albuquerque.

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

Alejandro Chavez is found to be in violation of:

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

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

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

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

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

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

BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS

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

Name: PAUL ALLEN SMITH Ruling Date: 8/14/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-88 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: Licensee Paul Smith having been notified telephonically by the Board of Stewards on August 14, 2016 for failure to have equipment ( Blinker on) that was designated at time of entry on the horse “Adios Odds”, entered in the 2ND race, on August 13, 2016 at Down of Albuquerque. Licensee is found to be in violation of Commission rules

Licensee 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.”Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards. . For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before September 10, 2016 in accordance with 15.2.3.8 NMAC. B. Stewards. (3) Disciplinary action. (l) All fines imposed by the stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered. Failure to pay the fine within the time prescribed may result in immediate suspension.

Name: JASON Y NGUYEN Ruling Date: 7/22/2016
Jurisdiction: New Jersey Racing Commission Facility: Monmouth Park
Ruling Number: 16MON36 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 400 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Unlicensed Jockey Jason Nguyen is hereby fined four hundred ($400.00) dollars for failing to fulfill his riding engagements on Friday, July 15, 2016 necessitating late rider changes.   
 
Violation of NJAC Rule 13:70-9.14 "REPORTING TO THE JOCKEY ROOM"- Every jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall report to the jockey room at the time required by the Clerk of Scales. He or she shall then report any over- weight to the Clerk of Scales and thereafter shall not leave the jockey room until all his or her engagements have been fulfilled, except with the permission of the Stewards.
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 6/26/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-2 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer/Owner, Jesus G. Beltran, having been duly notified, and having appeared telephonically through attorney Gene Chavez before the Board of Stewards on 6/24/16, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM19292, after it was collected from the horse "Separate Wild" which finished 1st in the 3rd race, April 24, 2016 at SunRay Park.
 (The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol in urine at 356pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and accepted by, Jesus G. Beltran. The split was confirmed positive by TVMDL with a finding of 308pg/ml +/- 16 pg/ml in urine). With this drug, no level of detection is allowed to be found in a post-race sample.
  
Jesus G. Beltran is found to be in violation of:
 15.2.6.9(D)(1) NMAC: A finding by the commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race. Prohibited substances include: drugs or medications for which no acceptable levels have been established; therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels; substances present in the horse in excess of levels at which such substances could occur naturally; substances foreign to a horse at levels that cause interference with testing procedures.
 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC:  Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse.  A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule.  The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party."
 
For this violation, the Board of Stewards assess Jesus G. Beltran a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 30 calendar days (July 7, 2016 through August 6, 2016,     
        Inclusive);
(2) A fine in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 3rd race, April 24, 2016, at SunRay Park.
New Order of Finish:     1st  Ugo Igo                                              4th  Shesalasting Runner
                                            2nd  Rasberry Cola                                5th Rabbit Trick
                                            3rd  Me Tuff                                             Unplaced: Separate Wild
 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, Jesus G. Beltran is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.
 
Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Jesus G. Beltran are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.
 
                                                 BY ORDER OF THE DOWNS at ALBUQUERQUE BOARD OF STEWARDS
 
                  _____________________                                _______________________                                    _____________________        
                           steward                                                                  steward                                                                  steward
An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier's check, money order or personal check.
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-2-ASUB Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-2 - Appeal Submitted
Name: JESUS G BELTRAN Ruling Date: 9/21/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2016-DAA-2-ASG Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RE: 2016-DAA-2 - Appeal Stay Granted Pending the Appeal Process
Name: ISIDRO ALANIZ RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 6/19/2016
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2016-RUI-34 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: 6/29/2016 Suspension End: 7/14/2016
Ruling Text: Trainer Isidro Rodriguez having been duly notified and having appeared with interpreter Xavier Rodriguez before the Board Of Stewards on June 18, 2016, regarding a lab report from UC/Davis (official testing laboratory for the NMSRC), for a confirmed positive for the Class 3B drug “clenbuterol” detected in horse “Our Mister Hero”, who finished 2nd place in the ninth race, on April 8, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack. Test Sample #: NM18820. (The original lab report indicated a finding of clenbuterol at 200 pg/ml in the urine. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC were afforded to, and waived by Isidro Rodriguez. Owner Thomas Davila was duly notified and failed to appear for the hearing . He is the owner of record for horse “Our Mister Hero” which was the subject of the clenbuterol positive. Isidro Rodriguez is found to be in violation of: 15.2.6.9(D)(1-2-3) NMAC: Which states that "A finding by the Commission approved laboratory of a prohibited drug, chemical or other substance in a test specimen of a horse is prima facie evidence that the prohibited drug, chemical or other substance was administered to the horse and, in the case of a post-race test, was present in the horse's body while it was participating in a race (b) therapeutic medications in excess of established acceptable levels".15.2.6.9(P) NMAC: Which states that the suspension of authorized medications, as outlined in sections 1-2-3-4, which led to a published, posted and distributed memo effective July 22, 2015, which states in part “clenbuterol is a prohibited substance and will constitute a violation of NMSRC rules” 15.2.6.11(A) NMAC and 16.47.1.10(B)(1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "The Trainer is the absolute insurer of the condition of horses entered in an official workout or race, and is responsible for the presence of any prohibited drug or medication, or other prohibited substance in such horse. A positive test for a prohibited drug or medication or other prohibited substance or the presence of permitted medication in excess of maximum allowable levels as reported by the commission approved laboratory is prima facie evidence of a violation of this rule. The Trainer is absolutely responsible regardless of the acts of third party." 15.2.6.9(D) O. SUSPENSION OF AUTHORIZED MEDICATION: (1) After a public meeting that has been noticed in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Sections 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 NMSA, 1978, the commission may, for any cause, temporarily suspend the authorized administration to a horse entered to race of any drug, substance or medication that is otherwise permitted under the commission rules (2) The temporary suspension of the authorized administration of a drug, substance or medication may be for a race, breed, or race meeting, provided all horses in the same race compete under the same conditions (3) The commission shall notify in writing the racing association, the trainer’s organization, and licensed veterinarians of any temporary suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race. The written notification shall at minimum:(a) state the authorized medication whose use is temporarily suspended,(b) the period of time for which the use of the authorized medication is temporarily suspended, and (c) whether the temporary suspension is for a specific breed or a race meeting (4) A suspension of authorization to administer a drug, substance or medication to a horse entered to race shall not exceed 12 months.15.2.1 (P) (15) "Prohibited substance" is any chemical which, when administered to a horse can create a change in the normal physiological performance of the horse's racing ability, such as narcotics, anesthetics, depressants, anti-convulsants, tranquilizers, hallucinogenics and stimulants; when administered to a horse, may interfere with testing procedures and is not a therapeutic medication. 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(k) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “ Purses, prizes, awards and trophies shall be redistributed if the Stewards or Commission order a change in the official order of finish.”15.2.5.13(E)(4)(d)Which states in pertinent part that “The Stewards may determine that a horse shall be unplaced for purpose of the purse distribution and trial qualification. For this first Class 3B medication violation in a 365- day period issued in accordance with 15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC, the Board of Stewards assessed Isidro Rodriguez a penalty as follows:1. A 15 day suspension of all NMRC licenses beginning June 29, 2016 through July 14, 2016, inclusive. 2.A ($500) five hundred dollar fine to paid on or before July 19, 2016, in accordance with 15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.” Failure to pay fine in prescribed time may result in an immediate suspension. 3.The horse “Our Mister Hero” must pass a commission approved veterinary examination before being eligible to enter. 4.Loss of purse from the ninth race, on April 8, 2016 at Sunland Park Racetrack and the horse “Our Mr. Hero” is HEREBY DISQUALIFIED AND ORDERED UNPLACED. The new order of finish is as follows 1) This Lady Is On Fire 2) Straw Dawg 3) Grc Justplainazoom 4) Tropical Corona 5) First Mapuche 6) Hc Colour Me Chico 7) Fantastic Ability 8) Rivers Bend UNPLACED Our Mr. Hero During said time of applicable suspension, Isidro Rodriguez 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 Isidro Rodriguez are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC. 15.2.1.9(b): Which states in pertinent part that "An appeal under this section must be filed not later than 10 days after the date of the ruling. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the period is extended to include the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The appeal must be received by noon, at the main commission offices or with the stewards who issued the ruling and must be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $500. The fee must be in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, money order or personal check."

Name: JOE E. RUIZ Ruling Date: 10/19/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-148 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOE E. RUIZ, having been duly notified, and having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, to address charges that he failed to disclose in a timely manner the alteration of the horse "Bubbles Cartel" that was entered in the second race, Monday, September 28, 2015, at Zia Park;

("Bubbles Cartel" was listed as a colt in the official program. It was discovered when the horse entered the Paddock prior to the race that the horse was a gelding. Further discovery determined the foal registration papers had not been stamped/corrected prior to initial registration with the Racing Office, or prior to any time to entry into a race.).

JOE E. RUIZ is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.10 (C)(11) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part "The Trainer is responsible for immediately reporting the alteration in the sex of a horse in his/her care to the Horse Identifier, and the Racing Secretary, whose office shall note such alteration on the certificate of registration".

(This information is displayed on the daily overnight listing of entries, and is also posted on the Racing office bulletin board as a courtesy to all horsemen).

16.47.1.8(L)(1)(h) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "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".

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOE E. RUIZ a penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 19, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B) (3) (l) NMAC.

Additionally, the horse "Bubbles Cartel" is hereby placed on the Stewards List until said time the foal registration certificate has been stamped/corrected indicating the horse is a gelding.

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

"Any 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 office or with the Stewards who issued the ruling".


BY ORDER OF THE ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS







Name: JOE E. RUIZ Ruling Date: 10/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2015-ZIA-120 Ruling Type: Necessitating a Late Scratch
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer JOE E. RUIZ, having telephonically appeared before the Board of Stewards on this date, for bringing the horse “Hennessey’s Lady” late to the paddock, which resulted in a late scratch in the first race , Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Zia Park;

(“Hennessey’s Lady” entered the Paddock for the first race at 9 minutes to post. Any horse entered in a claiming race must be in the Paddock at ten minutes to post, resulting in the late scratch in this race).

JOE E. RUIZ is found to be in violation of;

15.2.4.8 (C)(1) NMAC: which states in pertinent part “Any horse entered in a claiming race that is not present in the Paddock at least 10 minutes to post will be scratched”.

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”.

16..47.1.10(C)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “A Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOE E. RUIZ a penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before November 10, 2015, 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.

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: ERIC DANIEL MARQUEZ Ruling Date: 9/25/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: New Mexico State Fair
Ruling Number: 2015-NMS-59 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Licensee having appeared telephonic before the Board of Stewards on September 25, 2015 , for entering an ineligible horse Dont Ever Slow Down (No Coggins)which resulted in a program scratch in the 4th race, on September 24, 2015, at The New Mexico State Fair.

Narrative: There was no current coggins with the papers.

For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed a penalty in the amount of One Hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before October 25, 2015 in accordance with 15.2.3.8(B)(3)(l) NMAC.

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

Licensee is found to be in violation of:
Name: LUIS CARLOS ROJERO Ruling Date: 8/17/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-228 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Trainer LUIS CARLOS ROJERO having telephonically appeared, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment: (blinkers on), at time of entry on the horse "C.P. Prado" that was entered in the seventh race, on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Ruidoso Downs;

LUIS CARLOS ROJERO is found to be in violation of:

15.2.5.8(B)(10) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Any approved change of equipment must be declared at time of entry. Any changes after that time must be approved by the Stewards.

15.2.5.13(A)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may add blinkers to a horse’s equipment, or to discontinue their use without the prior approval of the Starter, the Paddock Judge, and the Stewards”.

15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “No licensee may change any equipment on a horse in its last race without approval of the Paddock Judge or Stewards”.

16.47.1.10 (B)(17) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “The Trainer is responsible for representing an Owner in making entries and scratches, and in all other matters pertaining to racing, horses entered as to eligibility, and weight or other allowances claimed”.

For this second related violation at this meeting, the Board of Stewards assessed LUIS CARLOS ROJERO a penalty of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00). The fine is to be paid on or before September 16, 2015, 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.
Name: AURELIO VALDEZ Ruling Date: 7/10/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-141 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2015 Suspension End: 8/4/2017
Ruling Text:
Trainer AURELIO VALDEZ, and also as et al for Stable Name FREAKY ENTERPRISES, LLC having been duly notified to his last known address, and having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards on July 6, 2015, for scheduled financial responsibility hearing, said hearing was held in absentia;

(The hearing was held regarding a default judgment that was issued against AURELIO VALDEZ, dba FREAKY ENTERPRISES, LLC by Judge Dusty Vinson in Justice Court, Precinct 3, Parker County, Texas on May 7, 2015).

AURELIO VALDEZ, and also as et al FREAKY ENTERPRISES, LLC is found to be in violation of:

16.47.1.8 (L)(i) NMAC: Which state 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 demonstrates a lack of financial responsibility by accumulating unpaid obligations, defaulting on obligations, or issuing draft checks that are dishonored, or payment refused;

16.47.1.8 (I) (1) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that “All persons engaged in racing shall maintain financial responsibility in matters pertaining to racing”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards issue AURELIO VALDEZ, dba FREAKY ENTERPRISES, LLC a penalty of the following:

A suspension of any/all New Mexico Racing Commission licenses, effective this date, and that she be deemed ineligible for any future licensing in New Mexico until such time that full payment to Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery is made in the amount of $4,780.36

(Mr. Valdez is currently under suspension and ineligible for licensing regarding nonpayment of a fine addressed in ruling 0218913, issued November 4, 2013, at Zia Park).

During said time of suspension AURELIO VALDEZ, and FREAKY ENTERPRISES, LLC is denied access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission in accordance with 15.2.1.9(C)(21)(a) NMAC.

Additionally, during the applicable term of this suspension, all horses owned, or under the care of
AURELIO VALDEZ, and also as et al for Stable Name FREAKY ENTERPRISES, LLC are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC.

BY ORDER OF THE RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS

_______________________ ____________________________ _________________________

An appeal under this section must be filed not later than ten days after the date of the ruling. The appeal must be filed at the main Commission office, or with the Stewards who issued the ruling.
Name: AURELIO VALDEZ Ruling Date: 8/4/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Ruidoso Downs
Ruling Number: 2015-RUI-141-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/10/2015 Suspension End: 8/4/2017
Ruling Text: RE: 2015-RUI-141 - Restored to Good Standing having fulfilled his financial obligation with ESMS on August 4, 2017.
Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 4/18/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Downs at Albuquerque
Ruling Number: 2015-DAA-8 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 4/17/2015 Suspension End: 3/10/2017
Ruling Text:
Owner Julieta Torres, having failed to pay the fine assessed in ruling 2015-SUN-212, issued January 20, 2015, at Sunland Park;

Julieta Torres is found to be in violation of:
15.2.1.9(B)(7)(f) NMAC and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "All fines imposed by the Stewards shall be paid to the commission within 30 days after the ruling is issued, unless otherwise ordered.
For this rule violation, all licenses issued to Julieta Torres are suspended, and he will be ineligible to apply for a New Mexico Racing Commission license until the fine has been paid in full.

During said time of applicable suspension, Julieta Torres 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, all horses owned, or under the care of Julieta Torres are ineligible to be entered or start in any race in this jurisdiction, per 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(c) NMAC;
Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 1/30/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2015-SUN-118 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 5000 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End: 3/10/2017
Ruling Text:
Owner JULIETA NEXY TORRES, (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) having been duly notified, and having failed to appear for a scheduled hearing before the Board of Stewards on January 30, 2015, said hearing was held in absentia, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM10646, after it was collected from the horse “Jess a Dynasty” which finished first in the 11th race, November 1, 2014 at Zia Park.

JULIETA NEXY TORRES (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Jess a Dynasty”, which was the subject of related rulings, issued this date, at Sunland Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:
15.2.6.9 (C)(2)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Third offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction: Disqualification, loss of purse, $5,000 fine and horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list for 45 days and must pass a commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered.

For this third Category B violation within a 365 day period, the Board of Stewards assessed JULIETA NEXY TORRES (as the listed et al for the stable name DIAMOND RACING STABLES) a penalty as follows: (1) Disqualification and loss of purse of the 11th race, November 1, 2014, at Zia Park, and (2) A fine in the amount of five thousand dollars, ($5,000.00). The fine is to be paid on or before March 1, 2015, in accordance with 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(l) NMAC.

In addition, “Jess a Dynasty” is hereby placed on the Veterinarian’s list for 45 days, (January 30, 2015 through March 16, 2015, inclusive) and must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

(Refer to related rulings issued this date, at Sunland Park).
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 3/11/2015
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-448-ASH Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/1/2017 Suspension End: 3/16/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-448 - Appeal Submitted to Hearing Officer
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 12/20/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-448 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/1/2017 Suspension End: 3/16/2018
Ruling Text:
Trainer Martin M. Orona Jr., having been duly notified, and having appeared before the Board of Stewards on December 20, 2014, (With Representative Pat Bingham) 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 NM07231, after it was collected from the horse "Watch For Corona" which finished 4th in the fourth race, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;
(The original lab report indicated a finding of Clenbuterol at 738 pg/ml. Split sampling rights, as provided in 15.2.6.10 (D) NMAC was conducted by Industrial Laboratories, Inc., which confirmed a finding of Clenbuterol at 460 pg/ml +/- 15.2 pg/ml).

Trainer Martin M. Orona Jr. 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 Martin M. Orona Jr. a penalty as follows:
(1) A suspension of any/all NMSRC issued licenses for a period of 180 calendar days (December 31, 2014, through June 28, 2015, inclusive) or at the conclusion of any other prior administrative stays;
(2) A fine in the amount of two-thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.);
(3) Loss of purse of the 4th race, Saturday, July 12, 2014;
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, Trainer Martin Orona Jr., is hereby excluded from all areas of the grounds under the jurisdiction of the NMSRC, in accordance with 15.2.1.9 (C)(21)(a-b) NMAC, and 15.2.3.8 (B)(3)(f) NMAC.

Additionally, effective upon applicable suspension dates, all horses owned or trained, or under the care of Trainer Martin Orona Jr. 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).
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 12/29/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-448-MOD Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/1/2017 Suspension End: 3/16/2018
Ruling Text:
RE: 2014-SUN-448 - Modified Ruling
The horse "Watch For Corona" is here by disqualified and ordered unplaced, for a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug "Clenbuterol", which was found in sample NM07231, after it was collected from the horse "Watch For Corona" found after it finished 8th place in the 8th race, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track;

15.2.1.9 B9 (3) (d) If a positive test arises in a trial race, the horse is eligible for entry during the period the split is tested and reported to foe commission. If the report confirms a positive test, for horse is disqualified from both the trial and the race for which for trial was conducted.
Name: MARTIN M ORONA Ruling Date: 11/3/2017
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 2014-SUN-448-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 3000 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 12/1/2017 Suspension End: 3/16/2018
Ruling Text: RE: 2014-SUN-448 - Ruling Final Outcome- Please see settlement agreement in Documents
Name: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 11/17/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Zia Park (Hobbs)
Ruling Number: 2014-ZIA-287 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text:
Owner Julieta Nexy Torres (as et al for the Stable name Diamond Racing Stable LLC), having been duly notified, and having appeared (via telephonic representation by Trainer Jose Muela), before the Board of Stewards on November 16, 2014, regarding a confirmed positive test for the Class III drug “Clenbuterol”, which was found in sample NM06544, after it was collected from the horse “Regal First Moon” which finished second in the fourth race, Friday, May 9, 2014, at SunRay Park;

Julieta Nexy Torres (as et al for the Stable name Diamond Racing Stable LLC), is listed as the recorded Owner of the horse “Regal First Moon”, which was the subject of related rulings 2014 ZIA 285, 286, and 288, issued this date, at Zia Park, in which sanction was made against the Trainer of record.

As such, the following applies:

15.2.6.9 (C)(4)(b) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part “Category B penalties will be assessed a licensed Owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying a Category B penalty: Second offense within a 365 day period in any jurisdiction shall be disqualification, loss of purse, and the horse must pass a Commission-approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered”.

For this violation, the Board of Stewards assessed Julieta Nexy Torres (as et al for the Stable name Diamond Racing Stable LLC), a penalty of disqualification and loss of purse of the fourth race, May 9, 2014, at Sun Ray Park. Because this race was a time trial which resulted in the horse “Regal First Moon” qualifying for the final of a stakes, a disqualification and loss of purse of the fourth race, May 25, 2014, at Sun Ray Park is also to apply, per the provisions of 15.2.1.9(B)(3)(d) NMAC.

(Refer to related rulings 2014 ZIA 285, 286, and 288, issued this date, at Zia Park).
BY ORDER OF THE ZIA 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: JULIETA NEXY TORRES Ruling Date: 6/22/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunray Park
Ruling Number: 0097614 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal (Associated Ruling)
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 0097614 SunRay Park June 21, 2014 Owner, JULIETA NEXY TORRES DOB: 07/30/1985 LICENSE #:53183882 having been represented by her Trainer, Jose Luis Muela who appeared telephonically before the Board of Stewards on June 21st, 2014 for a positive test for the drug Clenbuterol which was found in sample# NM04498( the concentration detected was 966 picograms per milliliter in the urine) after it was collected from the horse, "Feature Mr. Who"which finished in first(1st) place in the fourth (4th) race on April 6th, 2014 at Sunland Park. Owner - JULIETA NEXY TORRES is listed as the recorded co- owner of the horse "feature Mr. Who" which was subject to related ruling# 0095614 which was issued on this date at SunRay Park in which sanctions were issued against the Trainer of record. As such, the following applies: 15.2.6.9(C)(4)(a) NMAC: Which states: Category B penalty will be assessed against a licensed owner for violations due to the presence of a drug carrying Category B penalty: First offense shall be disqualification, loss of purse and the horse must pass a commission approved examination before becoming eligible to be entered BY ORDER OF THE SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS STEWARD STEWARD STEWARD Reuben Rivera Bob Allison Linda Salinas 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: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 4/12/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3386514 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING: 3386514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: April 12, 2014 Trainer JOSE LUIS MUELA, (DOB: 08/07/1971 LICENSE #96091506), having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment (blinkers off) at time of entry on the horse "Hauling the Cash", entered in the fifth race, on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Sunland Park. JOSE LUIS MUELA 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." 15.2.5.13(A)(6) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may add blinkers to a horse's equipment, or discontinue their use without the prior approval of the Starter, the Paddock Judge and the Stewards". 15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may change any equipment used on a horse in its last race, without the prior approval of the Paddock Judge or the Stewards." For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE LUIS MUELA a penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to paid on or before May 12, 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 SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER RON WALKER DAVID KEITER 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: JOSE L MUELA Ruling Date: 3/18/2014
Jurisdiction: New Mexico Racing Commission Facility: Sunland Park
Ruling Number: 3317514 Ruling Type: General/Miscellaneous Rulings
Breed: Mixed Division: Mixed
Fine Amount: $ 50 Fine Paid: Y
Suspension Start: Suspension End:
Ruling Text: RULING#: 3317514 TRACK: Sunland Park DATE: March 18, 2014 Trainer JOSE LUIS MUELA, (DOB: 08/07/1971 LICENSE #96091506), having appeared, by telephone, before the Board of Stewards on this date for failure to declare equipment (flipping halter on) at time of entry on the horse "Sassy Moonflash", entered in the fifth race, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Sunland Park. JOSE LUIS MUELA 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." 15.2.5.13(A)(7) NMAC: Which states in pertinent part that "No licensee may change any equipment used on a horse in its last race without approval of the paddock judge or stewards. For this rule violation, the Board of Stewards assessed JOSE LUIS MUELA a penalty of a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The fine is to be paid on or before April 18, 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 SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ED L'ECUYER RON WALKER DAVID KEITER 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: JOHN R STEVENS Ruling Date: 6/18/2018
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 19541-REST Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2012 Suspension End: 6/12/2018
Ruling Text:
RE: 19541 - Restored to Good Standing; Payment received through the LA State Tax Refund Garnishment Prograh on 6/12/2018.
Name: JOHN R STEVENS Ruling Date: 7/14/2012
Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: Evangeline Downs
Ruling Number: 19541 Ruling Type: Failure to Pay Fine or Fees
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ Fine Paid: Not Reported
Suspension Start: 7/14/2012 Suspension End: 6/12/2018
Ruling Text: Fialed to pay fine of ruling 19477.



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