Weekly Rulings: Mar. 1 -7

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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: 03/04/2022
Licensee: Kent Desormeaux, jockey
Penalty: Suspension
Violation: Non-appearance for hearing
Explainer: Jockey Kent Desormeaux, having failed to respond to written notice to appear before the Board of Stewards at Santa Anita Park on or before March 3, 2022, is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear) pending an appearance at a hearing before a Board of Stewards to answer to charges alleging violation of CHRB rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct- Causing a disturbance) and #1485(d)(License Subject to Conditions and Agreement – Failure to abide by an agreement with the Winners Foundation). During the term of this suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Kent Desormeaux are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards), subject is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/04/2022
Licensee: Drayden Van Dyke, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Drayden Van Dyke, who rode Loma Vista in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on February 27, 2022, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days (March 11, 12 and 13, 2022) for violation of California Horse Racing Board Rule 1688(b)(4)(d) (Use of Riding crop – Excessive use – third offense within the past sixty days).

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/05/2022
Licensee: Mark Glatt, trainer
Penalty: $500 and assessed ½ point
Violation: Medication violation
Explainer: Trainer Mark Glatt, who started the horse Beer Can Man, that finished second in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on January 1, 2022, is fined $500.00 and assessed one half (1/2) point in accordance with California Horse Racing Board rule #1843.4 (Multiple Medication Violations – Expires 01/1/23) pursuant to rule #1887 (Trainer or Owner to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of rule #1843(a)(b)(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances), and rule #1843.1(a) (Prohibited Drug Substance – Dexamethasone [Class 4/C]).

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/06/2022
Licensee: Edwin Maldonado, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Using whip in overhand position
Explainer: Jockey Edwin Maldonado, who rode See Through It in the first race at Santa Anita Park on March 5, 2022, is suspended for THREE (3) racing days, (March 13, 18 and 19, 2022) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(d)(3) (Use of Riding Crop – in the overhanded position  – first offense in the last sixty days). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/06/2022
Licensee: Victor Espinoza, jockey
Penalty: $1,500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Victor Espinoza is fined $1500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times – second offense in the last sixty days) during the eleventh race (Santa Anita Handicap) at Santa Anita Park on March 5, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/06/2022
Licensee: Ricardo Ramirez, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Careless riding
Explainer: Apprentice Jockey Ricardo Ramirez, who rode Mylittlerunaway in the third race at Santa Anita Park on March 5, 2022, is suspended for three (3) racing days (March 13, 18 and 19, 2022) for failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch, causing interference which resulted in the disqualification of his mount from third to seventh place. This constitutes 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 suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/06/2022
Licensee: Brice Blanc, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Brice Blanc is fined $500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times) during the seventh race at Santa Anita Park on March 5, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/06/2022
Licensee: Jamie Spencer, jockey
Penalty: Five-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Jamie Spencer, who rode Space Traveller in the 10th race (Frank E. Kilroe Mile) at Santa Anita Park on March 5, 2022, is suspended for FIVE (5) racing days (March 13, 18, 19, 20 and 25, 2022) for violation of California Horse Racing Board Rule 1688(b)(4)(d)(2) (Use of Riding crop – excessive use). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board Rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/06/2022
Licensee: Ricardo Gonzalez, jockey
Penalty: $1,500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Ricardo Gonzalez is fined $1500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times) during the fifth race (Buena Vista Stakes) at Santa Anita Park on March 5, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/07/2022
Licensee: Paula Capestro, trainer
Penalty: $400 fine
Violation: Late registration of Lasix
Explainer: Trainer Paula Capestro is fined $400.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1845 (Authorized Bleeder Medication – late registration) of Prince Maior in the third race on March 6, 2022, at Santa Anita Park.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 03/07/2022
Licensee: Ryan Curatolo, jockey
Penalty: $750 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Ryan Curatolo is fined $750.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times – second offense within the past sixty days) during the first race at Santa Anita Park on March 6, 2022.

KENTUCKY

Track: Turfway Park (for a violation at Churchill Downs)
Date: 02/26/2022
Licensee: James Baker, trainer
Penalty: Thirty-day suspension (15 days stayed) and $500 fine
Violation: Medication violation
Explainer: Upon receipt of notification from Industrial Laboratories, the official testing laboratory fol. the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and confirmed at Texas A & M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, sample number E490742 taken from Fed Money, who finished flrst in the tenth race at Churchill Downs on November 4, 2021 contained Metformin in blood (class 8). After a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards James E. Baker is hereby suspended THIRTY (30) days and fined $500. Due to mitigating circumstances (number of violations in relation to overall record), 15 days are to be served from March 1, 2022 through March 15, 2022 (inclusive). The remaining 15 days are stayed on the condition that no Class A or Class 8 medication violation occurs in any racing jurisdiction within 365 days from the date of this ruling. Fed Money is disqualified and all purse money forfeited. Pari-mutuel wagering is not affected by this ruling. During his suspension Mr. Baker is denied the privileges of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Entry of all horses owned or trained by Mr. Baker is denied pending transfer to persons acceptable to the stewards. Upon receipt of this ruling. it is required within thirty (30) days to pay any and all fines imposed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

NEW YORK

Track: Aqueduct
Date: 03/06/2022
Licensee: Suzanne Zelman, trainer
Penalty: $500
Violation: Failure of business conduct, necessitating scratch
Explainer: Fined the sum of five hundred $500 for failing to tend to business in a proper manner necessitating a scratch in the 6th race at Aqueduct Racetrack Mar. 5th 2022.

 

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