Weekly Stewards and Commissions Rulings, July 25 – July 31

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Sarah Andrew

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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: 07/30/2022
Licensee: Philip Tencer, owner
Penalty: Restoration of good standing
Violation: N/A
Explainer: Owner Philip Charles Tencer, having complied with the provisions of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility – $640.34 to Dr. Nolton Pattio) is restored to good standing. LAFL #03 ruling issued at Los Angeles County Fair on September 15, 2016, is set aside.

Track: Del Mar
Date: 07/30/2022
Licensee: Drayden Van Dyke, jockey
Penalty:  One-day suspension, $250 fine
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Having violated the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2280 (Use of Riding Crop) and pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties – Class 3), Jockey Drayden Van Dyke, who rode Mongolian Kingdom in the eighth race at Del Mar Racetrack on July 29, 2022, is suspended for one (1) day (August 6, 2022) and fined $250.00 for two (2) strikes over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Drayden Van Dyke is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 30, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties). Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1766 (Designated Races), the term of suspension shall not prohibit participation in designated races.

NEW HISA STEWARDS RULINGS

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

Violations of Crop Rule

Belterra Park (Ohio)

Elder Luis Martinez – ruling date July 13, 2022

Augustin Gomez – ruling date July 21, 2022

Canterbury Park (Minnesota)

Lindey Wade – ruling date July 9, 2022

Ellis Park (Kentucky)

Abel Lezcano – ruling date July 31, 2022

Adam Beschizza – ruling date July 31, 2022

Christopher Emigh – ruling date July 31, 2022

Alice Beckman – ruling date July 31, 2022

Evangeline Downs (Louisiana)

Liandro Atempa – ruling date July 9, 2022

Joe Stokes – ruling date July 14, 2022

Treylon Albert – ruling date July 14, 2022

Finger Lakes (New York)

Luis E. Perez – ruling date July 13, 2022

Jose Cruz – ruling date July 13, 2022

Horseshoe Indianapolis (Indiana)

Orlando Mojica – ruling date July 22, 2022

Parx Racing (Pennsylvania)

Luis M. Ocasio – ruling date July 25, 2022

Angel Castillo – ruling date July 26, 2022

Presque Isle Downs (Pennsylvania)

Walber Braz Alencar – ruling date July 21, 2022

Saratoga (New York)

Luis Rodriguez Castro – ruling date July 20, 2022

Voided Claims

Arapahoe (Colorado)

Ronnie Roberts – voided claim due to Prohibited Substance detected in claimed horse (Albuterol) – ruling date July 17, 2022

Mountaineer Park – 6 (West Virginia)

SPICE IT UP x2* – voided claims due to Prohibited Substance detected in claimed horses (flunixin) – ruling date July 5, 2022

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

Appeal Request Updates

Finger Lakes: Luis E. Perez – crop rule violation

No stay requested

Finger Lakes: Jose Cruz – crop rule violation

No stay requested

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