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January 2020 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

January 1, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-001 Trainer, Adam Ingram is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Wild River”, entered to run in the ninth race at Laurel Park on December 29, 2019, after receiving a warning on (10/03/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 3, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-002 Trainer, Katharine Voss 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)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 10, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-003 Trainer, Adam Ingram is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Hay Baby Girl”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on January 9, 2020, after receiving a warning on (01/04/2020 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”. (Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 11, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-004 In the third race, at Laurel Park on January 4, 2020, horse #3 “Annimated Moon”, ridden by Jockey Horacio Karamanos was disqualified from first position and placed second.
Through the stretch, #3 “Annimated Moon”, came out on #6 “Souper Highvoltage” ridden by Trevor McCarthy, brushing with that horse a couple of times and continued to herd said horse out, beating that horse in a tight finish.
[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1) a & d, which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (a) Carry a horse in or out, or (d) Intimidate another horse.]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:
1st Souper Highvoltage
2nd Annimated Moon

January 11, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-005 Jockey, Carol Cedeno is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the second race at Laurel Park on January 10, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 12, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-006 In the seventh race, at Laurel Park on January 11, 2020, horse #5 “Court Sky”, ridden by Jockey Alex Cintron was disqualified from second position and placed fifth.
After turning for home, #5 “Court Sky”, while lugging in, came over into the path of #6 “Occhi d’Oro” ridden by Taylor Hole, causing that horse to check sharply and get bounced around with the horses inside of him.
[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1) b & d, which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (a) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance; or (d) Intimidate another horse.]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:
1st Pitching Ari
2nd The Poser
3rd Tapping the Glass
4th Occhi d’Oro
5th Court Sky

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 12, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-007 Apprentice jockey, Avery Whisman is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the second race at Laurel Park on January 11, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 12, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-008 Apprentice jockey, Victor Rosales is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the seventh race at Laurel Park on January 11, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 12, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-009 Trainer, Timothy Vick 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)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 18, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-010 Jockey, Jorge Ruiz is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the fifth race at Laurel Park on January 16, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 18, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-011 Jockey, Fredy Peltroche is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the fifth race at Laurel Park on January 16, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 18, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-012 Trainer, Timothy Kreiser is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Beautiful Maiden”, entered to run in the seventh race at Laurel Park on January 17, 2020, after receiving a warning on (01/05/2020) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09] which states in part……
“It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner’s colors are in the jockey’s quarters to be used for his or her respective entries, failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine”.
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 19, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-013 Jockey, John Bisono is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the second race at Laurel Park on January 17, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 19, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-014 Jockey, Xavier Perez is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00) for violating the riding crop rule
, in the fourth race at Laurel Park on January 17, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 20, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-015 Jockey, Jorge Calderon is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for violating the riding crop rule, in the first race at Laurel Park on January 19, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 20, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-016 Jockey, Alex Cintron is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00) for violating the riding crop rule
, in the second race at Laurel Park on January 19, 2020.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 20, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-017 In the matter of the fourth race at Laurel Park on January 18, 2020, regarding the Offical result.

On January 20, 2020 owner/ trainer, John Robb filed an appeal with the Maryland Racing Commission. The appeal contests the Stewards' decision to make the result official without any change to the order of finish.

As a result of that appeal, the fourth race on January 18, 2020, is hereby declared in dispute and the following ordered to remain in effect until the dispute has been settled by the Maryland Racing Commission:

  1. Both “Artful Splatter” and “Anna’s Bandit” shall be subject to all penalties attached to the winner
    of the race [COMAR 09.10.04.15, A(1)]; and
  2. The purse monies affected by the dispute are to be held by the Horsemen's Bookkeeper.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 26, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-018 In the matter of owner Herman Braude’s protest of a claim involving the horse “Hydra” and trainer John Robb’s possible violation of a COMAR 09.10.01.07L(2)(a) “preventing an owner from claiming a horse”
.
The horse “Hydra” was in the eighth race at Laurel Park on January 4, 2020. The Claims Official received a valid claim from owner, Gene Gould, Jr. for the horse “Hydra”, while the Claims Official did not receive a claim from Mr. Braude.

On January 20, 2020 a Stewards hearing was held concerning these matters. In attendance were owner Herman Braude, his secretary Taryn Dodd, trainer John Robb and MRC Investigators Joe Poag and Dennis O’Neil. After hearing all testimony the Stewards find that the claim of “Hydra” by owner Gene Gould, Jr. was a valid claim. At the hearing, Mr. Braude acknowledged that he had not submitted a claim in accordance with COMAR 09.10.01.07D, which states in pertinent part:

D. A valid claim shall:
(1) Be in writing on a form provided by the association;
(2) Be in the name of a person qualified to claim a horse;
(3) Be signed by the person, or the agent of the person, in whose name the claim is made;
(4) Contain the name of the horse to be claimed in a manner sufficient to avoid confusion with the name of another horse in the race;
(5) Name the trainer who will assume control and responsibility of the horse to be claimed;
(6) Be for the amount printed in the program as the claiming price of the horse;
(7) Be enclosed in a sealed envelope, provided by the association, which shall contain no identifying marks on its outside other than the number of the race in which the claimed horse is to participate;
(8) Be deposited in a lock box of the claims clerk at least 10 minutes before the post time for the race in which the claimed horse is to participate; and

Post time for race #8 was 3:50 p.m. As Mr. Braude failed to submit a valid claim by 3:40p.m., he failed to make a valid claim.
As to Mr. Robb preventing Mr. Braude from claiming “Hydra”, the testimony was that Mr. Robb made no effort to prevent Mr. Braude from making a valid claim. The testimony was that Mr. Robb attempted to advise Mr. Braude that he was not putting a claim in for Mr. Braude, but there was no evidence that Mr. Robb made an effort to prevent Mr. Braude to claim “Hydra”. Therefore, the Stewards find that Mr. Robb did not prevent Mr. Braude from claiming a horse.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 29, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-019 The below listed licensees have been fined for failure to have the 2018-19 license badges
they had been issued by the Maryland Racing Commission.
[COMAR 09.10.04.11, C.]

  • RODRIGUEZ, Samantha $5.00
  • DUNLEAVY, Joseph $5.00
  • LEIVA, Eduardo $5.00
  • SINGLETON, Veronica $5.00
  • BARRERA, Miranda $5.00
  • BARAJAS, Diane $5.00
  • HAMILTON, Weston $5.00
  • OSORIO, Nelson $5.00
  • MAGANA, Carolina $5.00
  • BUCKLEY, Rick $5.00
  • BARAJAS-SOLORIO, Luis $5.00
  • BARAJAS, Edwin $5.00
  • CORRALES, Jose $5.00
  • FROCK, Charles $5.00

(Note: The fines have been paid)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

January 31, 2020 - Laurel Park
#20-020 Trainer, Annette Eubanks, is fined One thousand ($1,000.00)
for failure to have her entry for the 5th race of January 26, 2020 “Little Laughs” in a fit and healthy racing condition resulting in said horse to be scratched by a MRC State Veterinarian.
[COMAR 09.10.01.57 K]
(Note: As per COMAR 09.10.04.05, failure to pay a fine within 48 hours from being notified may result in a suspension of license.)
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS