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February 2020 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

February 1, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-021 Trainer, Eli Betancourt is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Bamboo Garden”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on January 30, 2020, after receiving a warning on (01/01/2020) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

February 5, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-022 In the matter of trainer Annette Eubanks;

Annette Eubanks has appealed Stewards ruling #20-020 regarding a fine levied against her. The fine will be stayed pending a hearing before the Maryland Racing Commission.
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

February 8, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-023 In the matter of owner, Nancy Stone.
Having satisfied her financial obligation, Ms. Stone is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

February 9, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-024 Trainer, Silvio Martin, is fined One Hundred dollars ($100.)
, for failure to have his entry, “Special Included”, treated with furosemide (lasix) four hours before post time for the second race at Laurel Park on February 7, 2020.
COMAR: 09.10. 03.08 F (3) a, b & c.

February 9, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-025 Trainer, Penny Pearce is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Bow Town Cat”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on February 8, 2020, after receiving a warning on (01/10/2020) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

February 13, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-026 Trainer, Bruce Kravets, is fined One Hundred dollars ($100.)
, for failure to have his entry, “Venomous State”, treated with furosemide (lasix) four hours before post time for the second race at Laurel Park on February 13, 2020.
COMAR: 09.10. 03.08 F (3) a, b & c.

February 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-027 Owner Scott Herbertson, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-028 Owner S. Flay Racing, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-029 Owner Sabal Racing 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.
[COMAR 09.10.01.59, G.]

February 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-030 Owners Vivienne and Rose Day & Kate V. Wynatt, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-031 Owner Sheffer Racing, LLC, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00)
, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-032 Owner Sayjay Racing, LLC, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of fifteen dollars ($15.00)
, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-033 Owner Beamer Stable, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of Twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-034 Owners Rising Star Farm, LLC & Jason Tackitt, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of Six hundred and sixty-five dollars ($665.00)
, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-035 Owner, OGMA Investments, LLC, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of Nine hundred and fifteen dollars ($915.00)
, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-036 Owner, Midnight Stables, Inc., having failed to pay a fee in the amount of Five hundred and fifty-five dollars ($555.00)
, 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 14, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-037 Owner, Fortune Farm, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One thousand four hundred and fifteen dollars ($1,415.00)
, 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 15, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-038 In the second race, at Laurel Park on February 14, 2020, horse #1 “Creative Alibi”, ridden by Apprentice jockey Charlie Marquez was disqualified
from first position and placed second. Through the stretch, #1 ”Creative Alibi”, while running erratically, came out and bumped #3 “My Lila” ridden by Horacio Karamanos.
Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1) c, which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (c) Jostle another horse.

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:
1st My Lila
2nd Creative Alibi

February 20, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-039 Jockey, Julian Pimentel is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the fourth race at Laurel Park on February 15, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

February 20, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-040 In the seventh race, at Laurel Park on February 17, 2020, horse #1 “Taco Supream”, ridden by jockey Sheldon Russell was disqualified
from first position and placed fourth. Through the stretch, #1 ”Taco Supream”, behind horses, forces his way out and bumps #4 “Brother Chub” ridden by Trevor McCarthy into #5 “Ballivor”, continues coming out and bumping him more.
Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1) a,c & e which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (a) Carry another horse in or out; (c) Jostle another horse, (e) Impede another horse.

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:
1st Ballivor
2nd Confessor
3rd Brother Chub
4th Taco Supream

DATE: February 22, 2019 - Laurel Park
#20-041 Jockey, Sheldon Russell, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days
, February 23, 27 & 28, 2020, for riding the horse “Taco Supream” in a careless manner in the seventh race at Laurel Park on February 20, 2020, thereby causing the disqualification of “Taco Supream” from first to fourth position.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA(1).]

February 22, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-042 Jockey, Xavier Perez is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the seventh race at Laurel Park on February 21, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

February 22, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-043 Jockey, Alex Cintron is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the eighth race at Laurel Park on February 21, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

February 23, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-044 Owner/trainer Alexandra Hillegass is ineligible for licensing
until such time as she pays fines levied against her in 2019 to the Maryland Racing Commission.
VIOLATION OF COMAR: [09.10.04.05 B]

February 26, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-045 Trainer, Daniel Velazquez is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Lucky Stash”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on February 23, 2020, after receiving a warning on (02/22/2020) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: COMAR 09.10.01.09

February 29, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-046 Trainer, Jerry Thurston is fined Two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00)
for treating a horse that was in the entries, necessitating a late scratch.
COMAR 09.10.03.04 A(1)

February 29, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-047 In the matter of owner, Beamer Stable, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #20-033.
Having satisfied his financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of February 26, 2020, owner, Beamer Stable is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

February 29, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-048 In the matter of owner, Sayjay Racing, LLC, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #20-032.
Having satisfied his financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of February 26, 2020, owner, Sayjay Racing, LLC is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

February 29, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-049 Jockey, Avery Whisman is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the fourth race at Laurel Park on February 28, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS