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February 2018 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

February 2, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-012 In the matter of Trainer Dale Capuano, regarding the Stewards Rulings #17-148 and #17-151.

On November 30, 2017, the appeal of trainer Dale Capuano was heard before the Maryland Racing Commission. The findings of the case are as follows.

The Commission hereby orders that:

  1. Because of mitigating circumstances, Trainer Dale Capuano not be fined or suspended.
  2. The horse “Six Tonsafun”, be disqualified from the fourth race on July 22, 2017 at
    Laurel Park.
  3. The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance
    with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH

1st Abracadabra
2nd Un Po Di Vino
3rd Sasana
4th Like a Lion
5th Channel Surfing
6th Music Makes Sense
7th Greeley’s Bustnout
8th Seaside Schiller
9th First to Fire

Six Tonsafun- unplaced

February 3, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-013 The below listed licensees have been fined
for failure to have the 2017-18 license badges they had been issued by the Maryland Racing Commission.
[COMAR 09.10.04.11, 'C.]

  • MANGUAL-OCASIO Angel $15.00
  • PONCE Estefani $10.00
  • SOTELO Nathaly $5.00
  • RASMUSSEN Amanda $5.00
  • QUINONES Carlos $5.00
  • WITHERSPOON Anthony $5.00
  • CABRERA Emilio $5.00
  • CHAVEZ German $5.00
  • ALLEN Anthony $5.00
  • SHEA Brianna $5.00

February 3, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-014 Jockey, Jorge A. Vargas, Jr., is fined one hundred dollars ($100.
) for failure to put forth every effort in riding his mount, “Maynooth”, out to the finish, by standing up prior to the wire, in the first race at Laurel Park on February 2, 2018.
[Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.21-1 Q (1) (2)]

February 4, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-015 Trainer, A. Ferris Allen III, fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00)
for failure to report the proper gender of his entry “Trade the Pick” that ran on February 3, 2018.

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-016 Owners, Pozo de Luna, Inc., Jose Luis and Fantini, Fernando, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-017 Owners, Ballis, Jake, Johns, Rucker, Bill and Lewis, Rashard, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-018 Owners, Five C’s Stable, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-019 Owner Thomas N. Mina, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-020 Owners, Nicholaos Panopoulos & Sotirios Sakatis , having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of seven hundred and eighty-five dollars ($785.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-021 Owner, Metro Thoroughbreds LLC , having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of one hundred and fifteen dollars ($115.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-022 Owner, Christopher Gillen, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of three hundred and seventy-five dollars ($375.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-023 Owner, Jake Ballis, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-024 Owner, Suzanne Dempsey, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of thirty-five dollars ($35.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-025 Owner, Haras Los Samanes Polo Racing, having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of seventy-five dollars ($75.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 4, 2017 - Laurel Park
#18-026 Owner, MLB Equine Investments , having failed to pay a fee
in the amount of ninety-five dollars ($95.00), to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, is hereby precluded from participating in racing until said fee has been paid.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 8, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-027 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00)
for not having the colors for “Durango Kid”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on February 4, 2018, after receiving a fine on (01/21/2018) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

February 10, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-028 In the sixth race, at Laurel Park on February 9, 2018, horse #1 “Trufflesberg”, ridden by jockey, Angel Cruz was disqualified
from second position and placed third. Inside the 1/8th pole, #1 “Trufflesberg” came out, under left-handed whipping, forcing #6 “Prank Call” off his path and continued on. Closer to the finish #1 “Trufflesberg” came out into the path of #6 “Prank Call” causing his rider to check sharply to avoid clipping heels.
[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1)a,c, d & e, which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (a) Carry another horse in or out (c) Jostle another horse (d) Intimidate another horse, or (e) Impede another horse.]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:

1st Queen Of Schmooze
2nd Prank Call
3rd Trufflesberg

February 11, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-029 Jockey, Angel Cruz, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days
, February 16, 17 & 18, 2018, for riding the horse “Trufflesberg” in a careless manner in the sixth race at Laurel Park on February 9, 2018, thereby causing the disqualification of “Trufflesberg” from second to third position.
However, jockey Cruz has designated the “Wide Country” stakes, to be run at Laurel Park on February 17, 2018. The Stewards have granted his request to ride in the other Stakes that day to which he is named on; in as much as jockey Cruz will serve an additional day of suspension on February 19, 2018.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA(2)(c)(d).]

February 15, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-030 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00)
for not having the colors for “Myheartsinthecity”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on February 11, 2018, after receiving a fine on (02/04/2018) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

February 15, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-031 Trainer, Sandra Dono is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Rescue Five”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on February 11, 2018, after receiving a warning on (01/19/2018 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

February 17, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-032 In the matter of owners, Nichoaos Panopoulos & Sotirio Sakatis
, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #18-020
Having satisfied his financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of February 14, 2018, owners, Panopoulos & Sakatis are reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

February 17, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-033 Jockey, Kevin Gomez, is fined two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.)
for failure to put forth every effort in riding his mount, “Porte Cochere”, out to the finish, in the fourth race at Laurel Park on February 10, 2018.
[Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.21-1 Q (1 (2)]

February 19, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-034 In the matter of owner, Suzanne Dempsey, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #18-024

Having satisfied her financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of February 17, 2018, owner, Dempsey are reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

February 22, 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-035 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00)
for not having the colors for “Durango Kid”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on February 19, 2018, after receiving a fine on (02/11/2018) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

February 24 2018 - Laurel Park
#18-036 Trainer, Kimberly Graci is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Real Fact”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on February 23, 2018, after receiving a warning on (02/17/2018 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]