Weekly Stewards & Commissions Rulings: May 31 – June 6



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.



Track: Santa Anita
Date: 06/03/2022
Licensee: Irad Ortiz, jockey
Penalty: $500
Violation: Excessive use of the whip
Explainer: Jockey Irad Ortiz is fined $500.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1688(b)(7)(d) (Use of Riding Crop – more than two times in succession) during the first race at Santa Anita Park on May 30, 2022.

Track: Santa Anita
Date: 06/04/2022
Licensee: Peter Miller, trainer
Penalty: Seven-day suspension, $10,000 fine
Violation: Program training
Explainer: Pursuant to a Stipulated Agreement and Mutual Release with the California Horse Racing Board, Trainer, Stable Agent and Owner Peter Miller, is suspended for 7 days (June 6, 2022, through June 12, 2022) and fined $10,000.00 for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1502 (Program Training Prohibited) which occurred from December 23, 2021, through March 24, 2022, at San Luis Rey Training Center.

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New York

Track: Belmont Park
Date: 06/04/2022
Licensee: Frank Gabriel, track manager
Penalty: $4,000
Violation: Failing to follow proper claiming protocol
Explainer: Mr. Frank Gabriel is hereby fined the sum of $4,000 for failing to follow proper claiming protocol of horse Battalion. Battilion was claimed out of the 4th race on May 28th 2022. The claim of Battalion was void due to this action.

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