Weekly Rulings: June 28-July 3

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Los Alamitos | photo courtesy Los Alamitos

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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: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/01/2022
Licensee: Diego Herrera, jockey
Penalty: $1,000 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Diego Herrera is fined $1,000.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times – third offense in the last sixty days) during the fifth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on June 26, 2022.

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/01/2022
Licensee: Randal Gindi, owner
Penalty: Restoration of good standing
Violation: N/A
Explainer:  Owner Randal Gindi (dba Monster Racing) having satisfied a financial complaint filed by Bob Hubbard Horse Transport for $1,180.00, is restored to good standing and California Horse Racing Board ruling LAFL Ruling #06 is set aside.

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/02/2022
Licensee: Edgar Payeras, jockey
Penalty: One 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), Jockey Edgar Payeras, who rode Bob's Sniper in the first race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 1, 2022, is suspended for 1 day (July 9, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Edgar Payeras is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 2, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/02/2022
Licensee: Erick Garcia, jockey
Penalty: One 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), Jockey Erick Garcia, who rode Fun Coupons in the third race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 1, 2022, is suspended for 1 day (July 9, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Erick Garcia is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 2, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/02/2022
Licensee: James Marsden, owner
Penalty: Restoration of good standing
Violation: N/A
Explainer: Owner James Marsden having satisfied a financial complaint filed by Steven Cole Ranch for $4,893.33, is restored to good standing and California Horse Racing Board ruling LATS Ruling #10 dated January 12, 2020, is set aside.

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/03/2022
Licensee: Abdul Alsagoor, jockey
Penalty: One 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 Stanford North in the fourth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 2, 2022, is suspended for 1 day (July 10, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Apprentice Jockey Abdul Alsagoor is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 3, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/03/2022
Licensee: Francisco Orduna-Rojas, jockey
Penalty: One 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), Jockey Francisco Orduna-Rojas, who rode Rawhide Rawlins in the third race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 2, 2022, is suspended for 1 day (July 10, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Francisco Orduna-Rojas is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 3, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/04/2022
Licensee: Diego Herrera, jockey
Penalty: One 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), Jockey Diego Herrera, who rode Wizard of Westwood in the seventh race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 3, 2022, is suspended for 1 day (July 22, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Diego Herrera is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 4, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/04/2022
Licensee: Ricardo Ramirez, jockey
Penalty: One 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 Ricardo Ramirez, who rode It's My House in the eighth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 3, 2022, is suspended for ONE (1) day (July 22, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Apprentice Jockey Ricardo Ramirez is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 4, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

KENTUCKY
Track: Churchill Downs
Date: 07/02/2022
Licensee: Chel-c Bailey, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: After a hearing before the Board of Stewards, Chel-c Bailey, who rode Pats Property in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on June 30, 2022 was found to have violated the crop regulation. This being her first offense, Ms. Bailey was given the option and chose to pay a fine. Chel-c Bailey is hereby fined $500 for her improper use of the crop by exceeding the allowable use in the overhand manner.

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