HISA Stewards' Rulings Report: 47 Violations of the Crop Rule


The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) has published a list of 47 violations of the crop rule covering its first three weeks in effect. In the future, this information will be available publicly at hisaus.org.

All 47 HISA Stewards' rulings listed below are related to violations of the crop rule.

Arapahoe – 1 (Colorado): Bryan McNiel.

Belmont – 2 (New York): Herman Harkie; Jose Gomez.

Charles Town Races & Slots – 1 (West Virginia): Victor Rodriguez.

Delaware Park – 2 (Delaware): Pedro Coronil; Carlos Eduardo Rojas.

Emerald Downs – 9 (Washington): Jose Zunino x3*; Kevin Orozco x2*; Nicolle Disdier; Kenneth Deonauth; Javier Matias x2*.

Evangeline Downs – 3 (Louisiana): Charles McMahon; Victor Hernandez; Gerard Melancon.

Horseshoe Indianapolis – 6 (Indiana): Javier Padron-Barcenas; Santo Sanjur x2*; Gage Holmes; Sonny Leon; Reyluis Gutierrez.

Laurel Park – 1 (Maryland): Feargal Lynch.

Los Alamitos – 9 (California): Edgar Payeras; Erick Garcia; Abdul Alsagoor; Francisco Orduna-Rojas; Diego Herrera; Ricardo Ramirez x2*; Cesar Ortega; Ryan Curatolo.

Mountaineer Park – 4 (West Virginia): Fausto Henrique Da Silva; Charlie Oliveros; Alex Gonzalex; Eddie Jurado.

Parx Racing – 1 (Pennsylvania): Abdel Mariano-Ramos.

Penn National – 1 (Pennsylvania): Ricardo Chiappe.

Prairie Meadows – 5 (Iowa): Elvin Gonzalez; Alex Canchari; Walter de la Cruz; Kevin Roman; David Cabrera.

Presque Isle Downs – 1 (Pennsylvania): Isaiah Wiseman.

Saratoga (New York): Jose Gomez.


Arapahoe Park: Bryan McNeil – 11 strikes – $500 fine; three-day suspension; 5 HISA class 2 points; purse redistribution.

Delaware Park: Pedro Coronil – 10 strikes – disqualification of purse.

Charles Town Races & Slots: Victor Rodgriguez – unspecified strikes – $500 fine; three-day suspension; purse redistribution.

Prairie Meadows: David Cabrera – 10 strikes – $500 fine, three-day suspension; 5 HISA class 2 points; $250 fine for whip after maximum placing.

Emerald Downs: Kenneth Deonauth – 12 strikes – $500 fine; 3-day suspension; 5 HISA class 2 points; no loss of purse as did not win purse money.

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