Weekly Rulings: May 17 – 23

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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: 05/20/2022
Licensee: Abel Cedillo, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Abel Cedillo 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 fifth race at Santa Anita Park on May 15, 2022.
Track: Santa Anita
Date: 05/20/2022
Licensee: Rob Henie, owner
Penalty: Restoration of standing
Violation: N/A
Explainer: Owner Robert Henie, Jr. (dba Palm West Stable), having complied with the provisions of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – $6,000 to trainer Monty Meier) is restored to good standing. LAFP #004 ruling issued at Los Angeles County Fair on September 8, 2008, is set aside.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 05/20/2022
Licensee: Tyler Baze, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Tyler Baze 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 fifth race at Santa Anita Park on May 15, 2022.
Track: Santa Anita
Date: 05/21/2022
Licensee: Librado Barocio, trainer
Penalty: $500 fine, ½ point assessment on license
Violation: Medication violation (horse working for removal from vet's list)
Explainer: Trainer Librado Barocio, who worked the horse Super Chief for removal from the Veterinarian's List at Santa Anita Park on March 31, 2022, is fined $500.00 and assessed one half (1/2) point in accordance with California Horse Racing Rule #1843.4 (Multiple Medication Violations – Expires 5/21/23) pursuant to California Horse Racing Board Rule #1887(a) (Trainer or Owner to Insure Condition of Horse) and Rule #1866(h) (Veterinarians List) for violation of California Horse Racing Board Rule #1588(a)(15) (Horse Ineligible to Start in a Race), Rule #1843(a)(b)(d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances) and Rule #1843.1(a) (Prohibited Drug Substances – Phenylbutazone [Class 4] – First Offense in 365 days).

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 05/21/2022
Licensee: Diego Herrera, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Diego Herrera is suspended for 3 racing days (May 28, 29 and 30, 2022) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times – fourth offense in the last sixty (60) days) during the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on May 20, 2022.
Track: Santa Anita
Date: 05/22/2022
Licensee: Kyle Frey, jockey
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Kyle Frey 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 fourth race at Santa Anita Park on May 21, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 05/22/2022
Licensee: Victor Espinoza, jockey
Penalty: $750 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Victor Espinoza 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 in the last 60 days) during the ninth race at Santa Anita Park on May 21, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 05/22/2022
Licensee: Diego Herrera, jockey
Penalty: $1,500 fine and three-day suspension
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Diego Herrera is suspended for 3 racing days (June 3, 4 and 5, 2022) and fined $1,500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than six times – fifth offense in the last sixty [60] days) during the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on May 21, 2022.

NEW YORK
Track: Belmont Park
Date: 05/19/2022
Licensee: Richard Gazer, clocker
Penalty: $2,500 fine and 30-day suspension (stayed pending appeal)
Violation: Altering published work
Explainer: Mr. Richard Gazer (Clocker) is hereby suspended 30 Calandar days and fined the sum of $2,500 dollars, for altering a published work of a horse to make the horse eligible to race. Having appealed a stay has been granted.

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Track: Belmont Park
Date: 05/20/2022
Licensee: Ray Handal, trainer
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Failure to report shockwave treatment
Explainer: Mr. Raymond Handal has been fined the sum of $500.00 dollars for failing to report a shockwave treatment. Note that the above data is current as of 1:02 PM EDT, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and subject to change as more information becomes available.

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