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November 2019 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

November 7, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-129 Trainer, Noah Abramson is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Dear Charlotte”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on November 3, 2019, after receiving a warning on (10/03/2019) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 7, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-130 Trainer, Juan Bacallao-Vega is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Expect Drama”, entered to run in the ninth race at Laurel Park on Novemnber 3, 2019, after receiving a warning on (10/17/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 8, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-131 On August 1, 2019, the Stewards received notice from the Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. that urine sample #30098, dated June 30, 2019, contained the drug morphine
which is not on the approved list of Controlled Therapeutic Substances for the Maryland Racing Commission. The Stewards established that urine sample #30098 was taken from the horse “Reigning Fire”, owned by Kasey R Racing Stable LLC, Michael R. Day & Final Turn Racing Stable LLC and trained by Michael Moore, following the running of the first race at Laurel Park on June 30, 2019. The Stewards notified Mr. Moore that: (1) the presence of morphine in the system of “Reigning Fire” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses;
(2) He had the right to have the split sample tested by an independent laboratory prior to the Stewards conducting a hearing in this matter; and (3) He had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.

Mr. Moore did exercise his right to the split sample testing.
(COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2, & 3) Upon receiving conformation from Industrial Laboratories that morphine was present in sample #30098 at a concentration of 114+-6 ng/ml. The Stewards set a hearing regarding this result.

A hearing was held on November 3, 2019. Mr. Moore waived his right to legal counsel.

Based upon the evidence presented before them, the Stewards find the following:

  1. Reigning Fire” did carry morphine in its system when it finished second in the first race at Laurel Park on June 30, 2019, a violation under
    COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
  2. Michael Moore, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Reigning Fire” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F) ;
  3. A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race may be disqualified and the purse monies earned by that horse redistributed and
  4. An individual found to have violated these Regulations may be subject to a fine issued by the Stewards of up to $2,500 and a suspension of any license issued by the Maryland Racing Commission of up to 360 days.
    COMAR 09.10.03.02, Section A.

The Stewards hereby order that:

  1. Because of mitigating circumstances, Trainer Michael Moore not be fined or suspended.
  2. Mr. Moore will be accessed 2 MMV points
  3. The horse “Reigning Fire”, be disqualified from the first race on June 30, 2019 at Laurel Park.
  4. The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Go Amanda
2nd Fairy Wish
3rd Orbiting the Moon
4th Love and Respect
5th Stay Out
Reigning Fire- unplaced

November 9, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-132 Jockey, Ashley Castrenze, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, November 14, 15 & 16, 2019
, for riding the horse “Gottaflathaveher” in a careless manner in the first race at Laurel Park on November 3, 2019.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1) (2)]

November 9, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-133 In the fourth race, at Laurel Park on November 3, 2019, horse #7 “Long Point Beach”, ridden by jockey Johan Rosado was disqualified from second position and placed eighth.
Past the 3/8th pole, #7 “Long Beach Point”, came over on and soundly bumped, #3 “Bethabara” ridden by jockey Victor Carrasco, forcing him to take up sharply.
[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1) b & e, which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, or (e) Impede another horse.]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:
1st Lucky Trinity
2nd Make It a double
3rd Super Donna G
4th Windy City Kitty
5th Queen of Tomorrow
6th Petes Pride
7th Bethabara
8th Long Beach Point

November 9, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-134 Jockey, Johan Rosado, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, November 14, 15 & 16, 2019
, for riding the horse “Long Beach Point” in a careless manner in the fourth race at Laurel Park on November 3, 2019.

November 9, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-135 Jockey, Victor Rosales, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, November 14, 15 & 16, 2019
, for riding the horse “Showalter” in a careless manner in the eighth race at Laurel Park on November 3, 2019.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1) (2)]

November 9, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-136 In the fifth race, at Laurel Park on November 8, 2019, horse #11“Etana”, ridden by jockey Sheldon Russell was disqualified from first position and placed second.
In late stretch, #11“Etana”, came over on and soundly bumped, #1 “Jara” ridden by jockey Roberto Rosado, in the hind end, beating that horse in a tight finish.
[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1) b & e, which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance, or (e) Impede another horse.]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:
1st Jara
2nd Etana

November 9, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-137 Trainer, Brandon McFarlane, is fined Two hundred dollars ($200)
for not having a current coggins test on file with the racing office for his horse “Monster Mason” scheduled to run in the third race on November 2, 2019 necessitating a late scratch.
[COMAR 09.10.04.14 A(1)]

November 10, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-138 Trainer, Wayne Potts, is fined Two hundred dollars ($200)
for not having a current coggins test on file with the racing office for his horse “Tap Toboggan” scheduled to run in the ninth race on November 9, 2019 necessitating a late scratch.
[COMAR 09.10.04.14 A(1)]

November 10, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-139 In the matter of owner, Wesley Ward
, subject, of Steward’s Rulings #19-012 and #19-127.Having satisfied his financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of November 9, 2019, owner, Wesley Ward is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

November 10, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-140 In the matter of owners, Imaginary Stables & Glenn Ellis
, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #19-126.Having Satisfied their financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of November 9, 2019, owners, Imaginary Stables & Glenn Ellis are reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

November 10, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-141 Trainer, Juan Bacallao-Vega is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00)
for not having the colors for “Miss Radar”, entered to run in the fourth race at Laurel Park on November 9, 2019, after receiving a fine on (11/03/2019) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 11, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-142 In the matter of Apprentice jockey Keimar Trotman
; On November 11, 2019, Keimar Trotman withdrew his appeal with the Maryland Racing Commission. Mr. Trotman will serve three (3) Maryland racing days November 14, 15 and 16, 2019.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1) (2)]

November 13, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-143 Trainer, Juan Bacallao-Vega is fined one hundred dollars ($100.00)
for not having the colors for “Expect Drama”, entered to run in the fifth race at Laurel Park on November 11, 2019, after receiving a fine on (11/09/2019) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 16, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-144 Trainer, John O. Daniel, Jr. is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Deputy Dan”, entered to run in the second race at Laurel Park on November 14, 2019, after receiving a warning on (11/07/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09 ]

November 22, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-145 Trainer, Roland Clement, III is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Encaustic Gem," entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on November 21, 2019, after receiving a warning on (10/12/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 22, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-146 Trainer, Michael Sandoval is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “All Class No Color”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on November 21, 2019, after receiving a warning on (09/15/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 23, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-147 In the ninth race, at Laurel Park on November 17, 2019, horse #5“Simmard Shenanigan”, ridden by Jockey Horacio Karamanos was disqualified from first position and placed second.
Through the stretch, #5“Simmard Shenanigan”, came in on #2 “Bee’snbee’s” ridden by Forest Boyce, brushing with that horse a couple of times and continued to carry said horse in, 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 Bee’snbee’s
2nd Shimmard Shenanigans

November 23, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-148 Trainer, Freya Gerlach is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “No Honor No Deal”, entered to run in the eighth race at Laurel Park on November 22, 2019, after receiving a warning on (11/22/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 24, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-149 Trainer, Crystal Pickett is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Smart Entry”, entered to run in the seventh race at Laurel Park on November 23, 2019, after receiving a warning on (11/16/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]

November 30, 2019 - Laurel Park
#19-150 Trainer, Horace Armstrong is fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for not having the colors for “Miss Chloe G”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on November 29, 2019, after receiving a warning on (11/16/2019 ) for the same offense.
THIS IS A VIOLATION OF: [COMAR 09.10.01.09]