Weekly Stewards and Commissions Rulings: Jan. 11-17

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John Velazquez | Sarah Andrew 

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 and where.

California

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 01/14/2022
Licensee: Kent Desormeaux, jockey
Penalty: $500
Violation: Excessive use of the riding crop
Explainer: Jockey Kent Desormeaux is fined $500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8) (Use of Riding Crop–more than six times–first offense within the past 60 days) during the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on January 9, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 01/15/2022
Licensee: Peter Eurton, trainer
Penalty: $400
Violation: Late registration of Lasix
Explainer: Trainer Peter Eurton is fined $400.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1845 (Authorized Bleeder Medication–late registration) of Memes in the eighth race on January 14, 2022, at Santa Anita Park.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 01/15/2022
Licensee: John Velazquez, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Careless riding
Explainer: Jockey John Velazquez, who rode Con on the Run in the first race at Santa Anita Park on January 14, 2022, is suspended for three (3) racing days (January 22, 23 and 28, 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 first to second. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1699 (Riding Rules–Careless Riding).

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 01/16/2022
Licensee: Drayden Van Dyke, jockey
Penalty: $500
Violation: Excessive use of the riding crop
Explainer: Jockey Drayden Van Dyke is fined $500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8) (Use of Riding Crop–more than six times–first offense within the past sixty days) during the third race at Santa Anita Park on January 15, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 01/16/2022
Licensee: Reid France, trainer
Penalty: $200
Violation: Failure to saddle
Explainer: Trainer Reid France, who failed to saddle Big Papa Steve in the first race at Santa Anita Park on January 15, 2022, is fined $200.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board Rule #1894 (Duties of Trainer–failure to appear to saddle–second offense).

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 01/17/2022
Licensee: Daisuke Fukumoto, jockey
Penalty: $500
Violation: Excessive use of the riding crop
Explainer: Jockey Daisuke Fukumoto is fined $500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8) (Use of Riding Crop–more than six times–first offense within the past sixty days) during the sixth race at Santa Anita Park on January 16, 2022.

 

New York

Track: Aqueduct
Date: 01/16/2022
Licensee: Steven Fret, jockey
Penalty: Three-day suspension
Violation: Careless riding
Explainer: Horse Charlotte Webley # (4) ridden by Steven Fret was disqualified from second position and placed last this for careless riding during the running of the fourth race at Aqueduct racetrack on January 9, 2022. For having waived his right to appeal jockey Steven Fret is hereby suspended three NYRA racing days January 21-23 2022, inclusive.

Kentucky

Track: Turfway Park
Date: 01/14/2022
Licensee: Joe Sharp, trainer
Penalty: Vacation of penalties
Violation: N/A
Explainer: Due to the de-classification of levamisole in August 2015 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, all penalties previously assessed to Owner/Trainer Joe Sharp in Stewards' Rulings #21-0006, #21-0008, #21-0010, #21-0011 and #21-0012 are hereby vacated. Read more from the TDN on the ruling here.

 

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