Weekly Stewards and Commissions Rulings: Jan. 18-24, 2022

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Kyle Frey | Keeneland photo

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: 01/21/2022

Licensee: Ricardo Ramirez, jockey

Penalty: Three-day suspension

Violation: Excessive use of riding crop

Explainer: Apprentice Jockey Ricardo Ramirez is suspended for 3 racing days (JANUARY 28, 29 and 30, 2022) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(8) (Use of Riding Crop–more than six times–fourth offense in the last sixty (60) days) during the sixth race at Santa Anita Park January 17, 2022. 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: 01/22/2022

Licensee: Kyle Frey, jockey

Penalty: Three-day suspension

Violation: Reinstatement of careless riding infraction

Explainer: Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATS Ruling #01 (December 26, 2021) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey Kyle Frey is suspended for 3 racing days (February 25, 26 & 27, 2022). 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: 01/22/2022

Licensee: John Velazquez, jockey

Penalty: Three-day suspension

Violation: Reinstatement of careless riding infraction

Explainer: Having received notice from the California Horse Racing Board that the appeal of LATS Ruling #21 (January 15, 2022) has been withdrawn, the original ruling is reinstated. Jockey John Velazquez is suspended for 3 racing days (February 12, 13 & 18, 2022). 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: 01/23/2022

Licensee: Ryan Curatolo, jockey

Penalty: $500 fine

Violation: Excessive use of riding crop

Explainer: Jockey Ryan Curatolo 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 ninth race at Santa Anita Park on January 22, 2022.

Florida

The following were presented on the Association for Racing Commissioners International's “recent rulings” website, and therefore not reported in as timely a manner as in other jurisdictions.

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 01/12/2022

Licensee: Tamara Lilly Levy, trainer

Penalty: Not reported

Violation: Medication overage

Explainer: Final Order # 2019-041998 – 550.2415 F.S. Violation = Phenylbutazone. “BUFFON” *** NO PENALTY IMPOSED***

 

Track: Gulfstream Park

Date: 01/12/2022

Licensee: Aubrey Maragh, trainer

Penalty: Not reported

Violation: Medication overage

Explainer: Consent Order issued – Case 2018-043356 – F.S. 550.2415 violation = Methocarbamol. NO PENALTY “SPIRIT LOVE”

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