Weekly Rulings: June 14-June 20

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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.

CALIFORNIA
Track: Santa Anita
Date: 06/17/2022
Licensee: Rolf Gustafsson, owner/assistant
Penalty: N/A
Violation: Restoration of good standing
Explainer: Owner/Asst. Trainer Rolf Gustafsson, having complied with the provisions of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – $2,380.00 to Trainer Jorge Periban) is restored to good standing. LATS #175 ruling issued at Santa Anita Park on May 27, 2017, is set aside.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 06/18/2022
Licensee: Ruben Alvarado, trainer
Penalty: $400
Violation: Late registration of Lasix
Explainer: Trainer Ruben Alvarado is fined $400 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1845 (Authorized Bleeder Medication – late registration) of Apprehend in the eighth race on June 17, 2022, at Santa Anita Park.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 06/18/2022
Licensee: Juan Hernandez, jockey
Penalty: $500
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Juan Hernandez is fined $500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times) during the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on June 17, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 06/18/2022
Licensee: Ryan Curatolo, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Ryan Curatolo is fined $500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times) during the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on June 17, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 06/19/2022
Licensee: John Byrd, veterinarian
Penalty: $400 fine
Violation: Failure to submit Lasix documentation
Explainer: Veterinarian John Byrd is fined $400 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1845 (Authorized Bleeder Medication – Failed to submit Lasix Documentation to the Receiving Barn) of Classic Rewind in the fifth race on June 18, 2022, at Santa Anita Park.

NEW YORK
Track: Belmont Park
Date: 06/16/2022
Licensee: Rodolfo Rodriguez, jockey agent
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: failure to tend to business in a professional manner
Explainer: Agent Mr. Rodolfo Rodriguez is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for failing to tend to business in a professional manner.

Track: Belmont Park
Date: 06/16/2022
Licensee: George Weaver, owner-trainer
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Unreported shockwave treatment
Explainer: Mr. George Weaver is hereby fined the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars for failing to report a shockwave treatment.

Track: Belmont Park
Date: 06/17/2022
Licensee: Jeffrey Englehart, trainer
Penalty: Ten-day suspension, $1,000 fine
Violation: Medication violation
Explainer: Having received a report from the NYS Gaming Commission Equine Drug Testing Laboratory of the finding of Phenylbutazone in the post-race sample taken from Horse “Profusion” (#6) which raced in the 4th race and finished 6th on April 8th 2022. Trainer of record Mr. Jeffrey Englehart having been notified of the post race positive and having waived his right to appeal is hereby fined the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars and suspended ten Calendar days effective Wednesday June 22nd, through Friday July 1st 2022, inclusive.

Furthermore, the Stewards order horse “Profusion” disqualified from any part of the purse and the purse redistributed as follows:

  1. (#5) Casalsa
  2. (#1) Truebelieve
  3. (#3) Brockmoninoff
  4. (#4) Conformist
  5. (#7) Exxtop

Ordered that during your period of suspension, you shall not directly or indirectly participate in New York State pari-mutuel horse racing. You are denied the privilages and use of the grounds of all racetracks, you are forbidden to participate in any share of purses or other payment. Every horse is denied the privilages of the grounds and shall not participate in pari-mutuel racing in New York State, that (a) is owned or trained by you, or by any individuals who serves as your agent or employee during your suspension: or (b) for which you during your suspension are directly or indirectly with training, including any arrangements to care for, train, enter, race, invoice, collect fees or other payments, manage funds, employ or insure workers, provide advise or other information or otherwise assist with any aspect of the training of such horses.

Track: Belmont Park
Date: 06/18/2022
Licensee: Luis Saez, jockey
Penalty: $1,500 fine
Violation: Failure to conduct business in a proper manner
Explainer: Mr. Luis Saez is hereby fined the sum of one thousand five hundred ($1,500) dollars for failing to conduct business in a proper manner.

KENTUCKY
Most of the following rulings were not posted on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission website in time for inclusion over the past few weeks.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 05/22/2022
Licensee: Colby Hernandez, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Colby Hernandez, who rode Reigning Spirit in the eleventh race at Churchill Downs on May 21, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (2nd offense). Colby Hernandez is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
strong>Date: 05/22/2022
Licensee: Joseph Rocco Jr., jockey
Penalty: $1,000 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Joseph Rocco Jr., who rode On the Rise in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on May 21, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (4th offense). Joseph Rocco Jr. is hereby fined $1,000 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 05/22/2022
Licensee: Corey Lanerie, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Corey Lanerie, who rode Bama Breeze in the eleventh race at Churchill Downs on May 21, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Lanerie was given the option and chose to pay a fine. Corey Lanerie is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 05/26/2022
Licensee: Santo Sanjur, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Santo Sanjur, who rode Cloud Without Reim in the fourth race at Churchill Downs on May 22, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Sanjur was given the option and chose to pay a fine. Santo Sanjur is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 05/26/2022
Licensee: Chris Landeros, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Chris Landeros, who rode Kunshan Bridge in the ninth race at Churchill Downs on May 22, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (2nd offense). Chris Landeros is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 05/26/2022
Licensee: Joe Talamo, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Joe Talamo, who rode Tango Charlie in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on May 22, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (3rd offense). Joe Talamo is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 05/28/2022
Licensee: Tyler Gaffalione, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Tyler Gaffalione, who rode Towhead in the third race at Churchill Downs on May 26, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (2nd offense). Tyler Gaffalione is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 05/28/2022
Licensee: Tiago Pereira, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Tiago Pereira, who rode champagne Sister in the fourth race at Churchill Downs on May 26, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Pereira was given the option and chose to serve a suspension. Tiago Pereira is hereby suspended 3 racing days, May 30, June 2 and June 3, 2022 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/02/2022
Licensee: Tyler Gaffalione, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Tyler Gaffalione, who rode Gate Runner in the fourth race at Churchill Downs on May 30, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (3rd offense). Tyler Gaffalione is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/02/2022
Licensee: Mario Rodriguez, exercise rider
Penalty: Revoked license
Violation: Falsified license application
Explainer: The license of Mario Rodriguez is hereby revoked by the Board of Stewards. Mr. Rodriguez falsified his license application, failing to reveal his current suspension in Delaware, in addition to other disciplinary actions in Arkansas.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/04/2022
Licensee: Martin Garcia, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Martin Garcia, who rode Heartyconstitution in the eighth race at Churchill Downs on June 3, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (2nd offense). Martin Garcia is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/04/2022
Licensee: Reyluis Gutierrez, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Reyluis Gutierrez, who rode Teewinot Pass in the second race at Churchill Downs on June 3, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (2nd offense). Reyluis Gutierrez is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/04/2022
Licensee: Rene Diaz, jockey
Penalty: $1,000 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Rene Diaz who rode Ferryboat in the second race at Churchill Downs on June 3, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (4th offense). Rene Diaz is hereby fined $1,000 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/05/2022
Licensee: Francisco Arrieta, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After failing to appear at a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Francisco Arrieta, who rode She's All Wolfe in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on June 4, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Arrieta was given the option and chose to pay a fine. Francisco Arrieta is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/05/2022
Licensee: Luis Saez, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Luis Saez, who rode Pauline's Pearl in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on June 4, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Saez was given the option and chose to pay a fine. Luis Saez is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/05/2022
Licensee: John Velazquez, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, John Velazquez, who rode Admission Office in the eighth race at Churchill Downs on June 4, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Velazquez was given the option and chose to pay a fine. John Velazquez is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/08/2022
Licensee: Ricardo Santana, Jr. jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Ricardo Santana, Jr., who rode Dalika in the ninth race at Churchill Downs on June 5, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. Ricardo Santana, Jr. is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/08/2022
Licensee: Nick Bush, owner-exercise rider
Penalty: Suspended license
Violation: Disorderly conduct
Explainer: Nick N. Bush is hereby suspended pending his appearance before the Board of Stewards for his falsification of license application, alleged disorderly conduct, and his formal ejection from Keeneland that occurred on May 27, 2022. During his suspension Mr. Bush is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/10/2022
Licensee: Jack Gilligan, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Jack Gilligan, who rode Waywardness in the eighth race at Churchill Downs on June 8, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (3rd offense). Jack Gilligan is hereby suspended 3 racing days, June 15 through June 17, 2022 (inclusive) for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/10/2022
Licensee: Carlos Villasana, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Carlos Villasana, who rode North Bay in the sixth race at Churchill Downs on June 8, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Villasana was given the option and chose to pay a fine. Carlos Villasana is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/11/2022
Licensee: Adam Beschizza, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Adam Beschizza, who rode What A Country in the fourth race at Churchill Downs on June 10, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Beschizza was given the option and chose to pay a fine. Adam Beschizza is hereby fined $500 for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/11/2022
Licensee: Jose Santos Jr., jockey agent
Penalty: $200 fine
Violation: Failure to honor call
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Jose Santos Jr. is hereby fined $200 for failure to honor the call on Lock Up in the eleventh race at Churchill Downs on June 11, 2022.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/11/2022
Licensee: Rene Diaz, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Rene Diaz, who rode Amani's Eagle in the fourth race at Churchill Downs on May 10, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation (5th offense). Rene Diaz is hereby suspended 3 racing days, June 17 through June 19, 2022 (inclusive) for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/16/2022
Licensee: Rafael Mojica, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After waiving his right to a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Rafael Mojica, who rode Tequilas Ranger in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on June 12, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Mojica was given the option and chose to serve a suspension. Rafael Mojica is hereby suspended 3 racing days, June 24 through June 26, 2022 (inclusive) for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 06/19/2022
Licensee: Agustin Gomez, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Agustin Gomez, who rode Dot Marie in the fourth race at Churchill Downs on June 17, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being his first offense, Mr. Gomez was given the option and chose to serve a suspension. Agustin Gomez is hereby suspended 3 racing days, June 24 through June 26, 2022 (inclusive) for his improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

 

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