Weekly Stewards and Commissions Rulings July 4-10

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Los Alamitos | Horsephotos

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. This week's appear below.

Here's a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where.

California
Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/04/2022
Licensee: Diego Herrera, 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 Diego Herrera, who rode Wizard of Westwood in the seventh race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 3, 2022, is suspended for ONE (1) day (July 22, 2022),and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Diego Herrera is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 4, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/04/2022
Licensee: Ricardo Ramirez, 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), Apprentice Jockey Ricardo Ramirez, who rode It's My House in the eighth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 3, 2022, is suspended for ONE (1) day (July 22, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Apprentice Jockey Ricardo Ramirez is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 4, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/09/2022
Licensee: Cesar Ortega, 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 Cesar Ortega, who rode Trouble N Paradise in the first race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 8, 2022, is suspended for ONE (1) day (July 22, 2022), and fined $250.00 for two (2) strikes over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Cesar Ortega is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 9, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/10/2022
Licensee: Ryan Curatolo, 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 Ryan Curatolo, who rode Today Matters in the fourth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 9, 2022, is suspended for ONE (1) day (July 22, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Jockey Ryan Curatolo is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 10, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties).

Track: Los Alamitos
Date: 07/10/2022
Licensee: Ricardo Ramirez, 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), Apprentice Jockey Ricardo Ramirez, who rode SCRATCHY APACHE in the eighth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 9, 2022, is suspended for ONE (1) day (July 23, 2022), and fined $250.00 for one (1) strike over the limit. Furthermore, Apprentice Jockey Ricardo Ramirez is assigned three (3) violation points that will be expunged on January 10, 2023, six (6) months from the date of final adjudication pursuant to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Rule #2282 (Riding Crop Violations and Penalties– 2nd offense since July 4, 2022).

Florida

The following was posted on the Association of Racing Commissioners International's “Weekly Rulings” website.

Track: Gulfstream Park
Date: 06/29/2022
Licensee: Milton Munez, trainer
Penalty: $500 fine
Violation: Medication violation
Explainer: 11/5/2019 – Final Order – Case #2019-044770 – F.S. Chapter 550.2415 – violation = Flunixin. “J.P.'S ROSE” FINE IMPOSED. 6/29/2022 – Payment of Final Order Fine Received.

New York

Track: Belmont Park
Date: 07/10/2022
Licensee: Todd Pletcher, trainer
Penalty: $1,000 fine
Violation: Drug procedure misstep

Read more about the story at the DRF.

Track: Belmont Park
Date: 07/08/2022
Licensee: Joseph Parker, trainer
Penalty: $500
Violation: Procedural misstep necessitating scratch

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