Weekly Rulings: Aug. 8-14

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Every week, the TDN publishes a roundup of key official rulings from the primary tracks within the four major racing jurisdictions of California, New York, Florida and Kentucky.

Here's a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where.

With the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) having gone into effect July 1, the TDN will also post a roundup of the relevant HISA-related rulings from the same week.California
Track: Del Mar
Date: 08/11/2022
Licensee:  Derrick Brown, owner
Penalty: Suspension
Violation: Financial responsibility
Explainer: Owner Derrick Brown having failed to respond to written notice to appear before the Board of Stewards at Del Mar Race Track on August 7, 2022, is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear) pending an appearance at a hearing before the Board of Stewards to answer to charges alleging violation of CHRB rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – $1,474.00 to KC Horse Transport). Suspension to commence on August 18, 2022. During the term of this suspension, all licenses and license privileges of DERRICK BROWN are suspended and pursuit to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards), subject is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.Track: Del Mar
Date: 08/11/2022
Licensee:  Joe Bravo, jockey
Penalty:  One-day suspension, $876 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Having violated the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2280 (Use of Riding Crop) and pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties – Class 3), Jockey Joe Bravo, who rode CABO SPIRIT in the fifth race (La Jolla Handicap) at Del Mar Race Track Aug. 7, is suspended for one (1) day (Aug. 18), and fined $876.00 for two (2) strikes over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Joe Bravo is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on February 11, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

Track: Del Mar
Date: 08/12/2022
Licensee: Tyler Baze, jockey
Penalty: $1,000 fine
Violation: Failure to fulfil jockey agreement
Explainer: Jockey Tyler Baze who was scheduled to ride six races on August 11, 2022 at Del Mar Race Track is fined $1,000.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement).

Track: Del Mar
Date: 08/13/2022
Licensee:  Abdul Alsagoor, jockey
Penalty: Two-day suspension, $250 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Having violated the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2280 (Use of Riding Crop) and pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties – Class 3), Apprentice Jockey Abdul Alsagoor, who rode I'M NO BALLERINA in the fifth race at Del Mar Racetrack Aug. 12, is suspended for TWO (2) days (Aug. 20 & 21, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit and using the crop persistently even though the horse is not responding.
Furthermore, Apprentice Jockey Abdul Alsagoor is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged Feb. 13, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety AuthorityRule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties- second offense since July 3, 2022). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

Florida
The following were only recently posted on the Association of Racing Commissioners International's “Recent Rulings” website and are not timely.

Track: Gulfstream Park
Date: 07/12/2022
Licensee: Jose Francisco D'Angelo
Penalty: $1,000 fine
Violation: Medication violation
Explainer: STEWARD'S RULING FINAL ORDER # 2022-001835 – F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION = DRUG: 5-HYDROXYDANTROLENE. “BRODY'S HONOR” 7/29/2022 – $1000 FINE PAID TO GULFSTREAM PARK BOARD OF RELIEF.

Track: Gulfstream Park
Date: 06/30/2022
Licensee: Jorge Navarro, trainer
Penalty: License revocation
Violation: Trainer responsibility
Explainer: STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDER # 2018-011133 – F.A.C. RULE 61D-2.023(7)(C) VIOLATION = FAILURE TO TIMELY NOTIFY THE DIVISION OF THE DEATH OF A RACEHORSE. LICENSE REVOKED AND INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR LICENSE FOR 3 YEARS. “SISTINE SISTA”

Track: Gulfstream Park
Date: 05/31/2022
Licensee: Larry Rivelli, trainer
Penalty: $100 fine
Violation: Medication violation
Explainer: STEWARD'S RULING FINAL ORDER # 2022-012195 – F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION = XYLAZINE. $100 FINE IMPOSED AND PAYABLE TO THE GSP/BOR. “SENOR JOBIM”

New York
Track: Saratoga
Date: 08/10/2022
Licensee: Javier Castellano, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Careless riding
Explainer: Jockey Mr. Javier Castellano is hereby suspended three (3) NYRA racing days, this for careless riding during the running of the eight race Aug. 3, having appealed a stay has been granted.

Track: Saratoga
Date: 08/10/2022
Licensee: Trevor McCarthy, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Careless riding
Explainer: Jockey Mr. Trevor McCarthy is hereby suspended three (3) NYRA racing days. This for careless riding during the twelfth race at Saratoga Racecourse on Aug. 6, having appealed a stay has been granted.

Track: Saratoga
Date: 08/12/2022
Licensee: Dylan Davis, jockey
Penalty: Nine-day suspension
Violation: Careless riding
Explainer: For having waived his right to appeal Jockey Mr. Dylan Davis is hereby suspended seven (7) NYRA racing days. Effective Aug, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, inclusive. This for careless riding during the running of the 7th race at Saratoga Racecourse on Aug. 10.

Kentucky
Track: Ellis Park
Date: 08/07/2022
Licensee: Norman Cash, trainer and owner
Penalty: Forty-five day suspension, $500 fine
Violation: Medication violation
Explainer: Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and confirmed at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, sample number E496505 taken from Matt's Honey, who finished third in the third race at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, 2021 contained D-Methamphetamine in blood (Class A). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards and after consideration of testimony and evidence presented, Norman Cash is hereby suspended 45 days and fined $500. Twenty days are to be served Aug. 27, 2022, through Sept. 15, 2022 (inclusive). The remaining 25 days are stayed on condition no Class A or Class B medication violations occur in any racing jurisdiction within 365 days from the date of this ruling.

NEW HISA STEWARDS RULINGS

Note: While HISA has shared these rulings over the past week, some of them originate from prior weeks.

Violations of Crop Rule
Gulfstream Park
Edgar Perez – ruling date August 7, 2022
Edgar Perez – ruling date August 13, 2022

Arapahoe
Adrian Ramos – ruling date August 14, 2022

California State Fair
Elvin Roman – ruling date July 24, 2022

Penn National
Ricardo Chiappe – ruling date August 11, 2022
Pedro Requena – ruling date August 12, 2022

Ellis Park
Martin Garcia – ruling date August 7, 2022

Arizona Downs
Francisco Garla – ruling date August 8, 2022
Devon Ellis – ruling date August 6, 2022

Evangeline Downs
Louis Stokes – ruling date August 11, 2022

Delaware Park
Augusto Marin – ruling date August 6, 2022
John Bisono – ruling date August 9, 2022
John Bisono – ruling date August 12, 2022
Carol Cedeno – ruling date August 12, 2022
Xavier Perez – ruling date August 12, 2022
Everton Smith – ruling date August 12, 2022

Prairie Meadows
Glenn Corbett – ruling date August 12, 2022
Glenn Corbett – ruling date August 12, 2022
Wilmer Garcia – ruling date August 13, 2022
Kevin Roman – ruling date August 13, 2022

Albuquerque Downs (New Mexico)
Oscar Cebollas – ruling date August 10, 2022
Kelsi Purcell – ruling date August 10, 2022
Luis Ramon Rodriguez – ruling date August 10, 2022

Mountaineer Park
Eric Barbaran – ruling date August 6, 2022
Andrew Ramgeet – ruling date August 7, 2022
Luciano Hernandez – ruling date August 8, 2022
Luciano Hernandez – ruling date August 14, 2022
Marco Camaque – ruling date August 14, 2022
Alex Gonzalez – ruling date August 14, 2022

Horseshoe Indianapolis
Santo Sanjur – ruling date August 9, 2022
(NOTE: This marks Sanjur's 4th ruling, resulting in an accumulation of 12 points and a 7-day suspension)
Marcelino Pedroza – ruling date August 9, 2022
Edgar Morales – ruling date August 10, 2022

Violations Involving Forfeiture of Purse
Delaware Park: John Marceda – owner – purse redistribution (owner of horse ridden by Augusto Marin)
Delaware Park: Augusto Marin – 10 strikes – $500 fine, three-day suspension, five points, purse redistribution (jockey of horse owned by John Marceda)
Delaware Park: John Bisono – t10 strikes – $500 fine; three-day suspension; five points, horse disqualified from third-place purse (jockey of horse owned by Everton Smith)
Delaware Park: Everton Smith – 10 strikes – Redistribute purse money from third place purse (owner of horse ridden by John Bisono)
Appeal Request Updates

Delaware Park:
Owner John A. Marceda
Crop rule violation August 6, 2022
Appeal for purse disqualification
Appeal filed August 9, 2022

Gulfstream Park:
Ailsa Morrison
Crop rule violation July 29, 2022
Appeal filed August 9, 2022

Gulfstream Park:
Edwin Gonzalez
Crop rule violation July 31, 2022
Appeal filed August 9, 2022

Gulfstream Park: Alisa Morrison
Crop rule violation July 29, 2022
Appeal filed August 9, 2022
Stay granted August 12, 2022

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