Weekly Stewards and Commissions Rulings: Aug. 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.

With the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) having gone into effect on July 1, the TDN will also post a roundup of the relevant HISA-related rulings from the same week.

 

CALIFORNIA

Track: Del Mar

Date: 08/07/2022

Licensee:  Kent Desormeaux, jockey

Penalty: Sixty-day suspension

Violation: Disorderly conduct

Explainer: Having now appeared for a formal hearing held at Del Mar Race Track on July 29, 2022, LATS Ruling #55 issued at Santa Anita Park on March 4, 2022 is set aside. Jockey Kent Desormeaux is suspended for 60 days (August 8, 2022 thru October 6, 2022, inclusive) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874 (Disorderly Conduct – aggressive behavior in RV park – [second offense]) at Del Mar Race Track on November 23, 2021 and violation of CHRB Rule #1485(d) (License Subject to Conditions and Agreement – failure to abide by written agreement with the Winners Foundation).

Furthermore, Kent Desormeaux shall sign a testing agreement with the California Horse Racing Board while licensed in California and is ordered to be evaluated by the Winners Foundation and shall abide by the recommendations of that organization. Failure to do so may result in a suspension of his license. 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 to Suspend and Fine) Kent Desormeaux is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.

 

FLORIDA

The following were only recently posted on the Association of Racing Commissioners International's “Recent Rulings” website and are not timely.

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 06/21/2022

Licensee:  Teresa Pompay

Penalty: $1000 fine

Violation: Medication violation

Explainer: FINAL ORDER # 2021-055080 – F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION = METHOCARBAMOL. “EIGHTHANDBROADWAY” 6/29/2022 – $1000 FINE PAID TO GULFSTREAM PARK BOARD OF RELIEF.

 

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 06/21/2022

Licensee:  Teresa Pompay, trainer

Penalty: $1000 fine 

Violation: Medication violation

Explainer: Steward's Ruling Final Order # 2021-052604 – F.S. 550.2415 violation = Methocarbamol. “SHASTREE” 6/29/2022 – $1000 fine paid to Gulfstream Park Board of Relief.

 

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 05/31/2022

Licensee: Herman Wilensky, trainer

Penalty:  $500 fine

Violation: Medication violation

Explainer: STEWARD'S RULING FINAL ORDER # 2022-001857 – F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION = FLUNIXIN & PHENYLBUTAZONE. $500 FINE IMPOSED. 6/16/2022 – $500 FINE PAID TO GULFSTREAM PARK BOARD OF RELIEF.

 

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 05/31/2022

Licensee:  Sandra Slivka, trainer

Penalty: $500 fine

Violation: Medication violation

Explainer: STEWARD'S RULING FINAL ORDER # 2022-006421 – F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION = FLUNIXIN AND PHENYLBUTAZONE. $500 FINE IMPOSED. “FUTURE FLAY” 6/15/2022 – $500 FINE PAID TO GULFSTREAM PARK BOARD OF RELIEF.

 

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 05/31/2022

Licensee: Armando De la Cerda, trainer

Penalty:  $300 fine

Violation: Medication violation

Explainer: STEWARD'S RULING FINAL ORDER # 2019-043370 – F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION = DEXTRORPHAN. $300 FINE IMPOSED. “EXTRAVAGANT ROSIE” 6/30/2022 – $300 FINE PAID TO GULFSTREAM PARK BOARD OF RELIEF.

 

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 05/12/2022

Licensee: Richard Silvestri, trainer

Penalty: N/A

Violation: Trainer responsibility

Explainer: FINAL ORDER # 2022-013933 – F.S. 550.2415 VIOLATION = PHENYLBUTAZONE. WRITTEN WARNING IMPOSED AND ISSUED. “FEARLESS GIRL”

 

NEW HISA STEWARDS RULINGS

Note: While HISA has shared these rulings over the past week, some of them originate from prior weeks.

 

Violations of Crop Rule

FINGER LAKES

Benjamin Hernandez – ruling date July 12, 2022 – x2* (two rulings resulting from the same incident)

John Berios – ruling date July 13, 2022 – x2* (two rulings resulting from the same incident)

Benjamin Hernandez – ruling date July 18, 2022

Carlos Camilo – ruling date July 19, 2022

 

GULFSTREAM PARK

Mario Fuentes – ruling date July 16, 2022

David Boraco – ruling date July 23, 2022

Edgar Prado – ruling date July 23, 2022

Ailsa Morrison – ruling date July 29, 2022

Edwin Gonzalez – ruling date July 31, 2022

Ailsa Morrison – ruling date July 31, 2022

 

PARX RACING

Lenin Alfredo Cruz Rodriguez – ruling date July 26, 2022

 

PENN NATIONAL

Edilberto Rodriguez – ruling date July 29, 2022

 

DELAWARE PARK

Joseph Trejos – ruling date July 30, 2022

 

PRAIRIE MEADOWS

Kevin Roman – ruling date August 1, 2022

 

HORSESHOE INDIANAPOLIS

Angel Reyes – ruling date August 2, 2022

 

SARATOGA

Jose Ortiz – ruling date August 7, 2022

 

*More than one violation marked by “x2”, “x3”, etc.

 

Violations of Horseshoe Rule

DEL MAR

Milton Pineda – ruling date August 7, 2022

 

Violations of Riding Crop Specifications

ARIZONA DOWNS

Aldo Arboleda – ruling date August 1, 2022

Enrique Garcia – ruling date August 1, 2022

Isaias Enriquez – ruling date August 1, 2022

Aylssa Morales – ruling date August 1, 2022

Daniel Vergara – ruling date August 1, 2022

Michael Ybarra – ruling date August 1, 2022

Francisco Garcia – ruling date August 1, 2022

Ryan Barber – ruling date August 1, 2022

Kevin Carbajal – ruling date August 1, 2022

Devon Ellis – ruling date August 1, 2022

Arturo Rosalis – ruling date August 1, 2022

Jose Leon – ruling date August 1, 2022

Ryan Barber – ruling date August 1, 2022

 

PRAIRIE MEADOWS

Glenn Corbett – ruling date August 1, 2022

 

Voided Claims

GULFSTREAM PARK

Malraux – ruling date July 16, 2022

October Time – ruling date July 17, 2022

Meade – ruling date July 23, 2022

Hierro – ruling date July 23, 2022

 

MONMOUTH PARK

Bamboo Garden – ruling date August 7, 2022

Love Nest – ruling date August 7, 2022

 

Violations Involving Forfeiture of Purse

PARX RACING: Lenin Alfredo Cruz Rodriguez – riding crop violation (unspecified amount of strikes) – waived hearing – purse redistribution

 

FINGER LAKES: Luis Perez – 11 strikes – $500 fine; 3-day suspension; 5 HISA class 2 points; horse disqualified from purse earnings

 

Appeal Request Updates

FINGER LAKES

Finger Lakes

Benjamin Hernandez

Crop rule violation

For the ruling regarding the incident on July 18, 2022

Appeal filed August 3, 2022

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