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April 2022 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

April 1, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-060 Trainer, Jeremiah Englehart is fined One hundred dollars
($100.00) for not having the colors for “The Revanger”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on March 27, 2022, after receiving a fine on (02/13/2022) 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

April 1, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-061 In the third race at Laurel Park on March 27, 2022, horse #5 “Bahama Channel”, ridden by Jockey Carlos Lopez, was disqualified from first position
and placed second. Inside the 1/8th pole, #5 “Bahama Channel” drifts out continually, carry #4 “Lost My Vowcher” further out and bumps him soundly late beating him in a tight finish.

COMAR 09.10.01.50 A (1)(a)(c) which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not (a) Carry a horse in or out (c) Jostle another horse]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Lost My Vowcher
2nd Bahama Channel

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 2, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-062 Jockey, Carlos E. Lopez, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days
, April 8,9 and 10, 2022, for riding the horse “Bahama Channel” in a careless manner in the third race at Laurel Park on March 27, 2022.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1).]

April 3, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-063 In the sixth race at Laurel Park on April 2, 2022, horse #6 “Chica Rabiosa”, ridden by Jockey Jean Alvelo, was disqualified
from first position and placed fourth. Entering the stretch, #6 “Chica Rabiosa” on the outside, crowds the horse inside of him #2 “Magic in Me” ridden by Grant Whitacre, enough to exchange bumps, forcing the rider of #2 to steady and try to regain his position.

COMAR 09.10.01.50 A (1)(c)(e) which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not (c) Jostle another horse (e) Impede another horse]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st She’s Got Game
2nd Imagine the Mojo
3rd Magic in Me
4th Chica Rabiosa

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 5, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-064 Trainer, Andrea Covello 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

April 5, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-065 Jockey, Jean Alvelo, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days
, April 9, 10 and 14, 2022, for riding the horse “Chica Rabiosa” in a careless manner in the sixth race at Laurel Park on April 2, 2022.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1).]

April 5, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-066 Jockey, Xavier Perez is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00)
for repeatedly violating the riding crop rule. This time in the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 3, 2022.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 8, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-067 Jockey, Denis Araujo is fined Two hundred and Fifty dollars
($250.00) for failure to put forth every effort in riding his mount “Spitball”, out to the finish, by standing up before the wire, in the seventh race at Laurel Park on April 7, 2022.
[Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.21-1 Q (1) (2)]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 10, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-068 In the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 9, 2022, horse #6 “Blueberry Indygo”, ridden by Jockey Jamie Rodriguez, was disqualified
from first position and placed third. Entering the stretch, #6 “Blueberry Indygo” on the outside, comes in and bumps #4 “Charming Way” ridden by Javien Toledo, as he was coming through along the rail.

COMAR 09.10.01.50 A (1)(c)(e) which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not (c) Jostle another horse (e) Impede another horse]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st She Is Wisky
2nd Charming Way
3rd Blueberry Indygo

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 10, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-069 In the matter of the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 9, 2022, regarding the OFFICIAL result.

On April 9, 2022, trainer Benjamin Perkin, Jr. filed an appeal with the Maryland Racing Commission. The appeal contests the Stewards' decision to disqualify the horse “Blueberry Indygo” from first position.

As a result of that appeal, the fifth race on April 9, 2022, 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 “She Is Wisky” and “Blueberry Indygo” 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

April 13, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-070 In the first race at Laurel Park on April 10, 2022, horse #2 “Party Monster”, ridden by apprentice jockey Yan Aviles, was disqualified
from third position and placed fifth. Inside the 1/8th pole, #2 “ Party Monster”, down on the inside, is hit one time left-handed and comes out a number of paths before being corrected, interfering with #3 “Miss Seductive” ridden by apprentice jockey Jeiron Barbosa on the outside, forcing that rider to take up and alter course to avoid possibly clipping heels.

COMAR 09.10.01.50 A (1)(a) which states in pertinent parts: A horse my not (a) “Cross or weave in front of another horse without suffient clearance]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Feel the Glory
2nd Instparty
3rd Charlys Wild Angel
4th Miss Seductive
5th Party Monster

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 14, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-073 Jockey, Grant Whitacre is fined Two hundred and fifty dollars
($250.00) for violating the
riding crop rule, in the eighth race at Laurel Park on April 14, 2022.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 15, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-071 Veterinarian Adam Lockard is fined Five Hundred dollars
($500.) for failure to submit an Intra-Articular Injection form in a timely manner.
[Violation of COMAR 09.10.01.45-H]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 15, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-072 In the first race at Laurel Park on April 14, 2022, horse #6 “Blue Sky Venezuela”, ridden by apprentice jockey Yan Aviles, was disqualified
from fourth position and placed fifth. Inside the 1/16th pole, #6 “Blue Sky Venezuela”, under left-handed whip, comes out into the path of #7 “Joyful Noise” ridden by Grant Whitacre, forcing the rider to check sharply to avoid clipping heels.

COMAR 09.10.01.50 A (1)(a)(e) which states in pertinent parts: A horse may not (a)“Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance; (e) Impede another horse ]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Dilly Dilly Philly
2nd Suggestive Honor
3rd First Forever
4th Joyful Noise
5th Blue Sky Venezuela

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 15, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-074 In the matter of the horse “Other Things Equal” owned by Original 6 Stable trained by Michael E. Gorham in the first race on April 1, 2022 at Laurel Park.
On April 8, 2022 the Stewards were notified by a Racing Commission Veterinarian that the horse “Other Things Equal” that ran on April 1, 2022 was ineligible to participate. An investigation was conducted. A hearing was held on April 15, 2022 including Mr. Gorham. Also present was Dr. Libby Daniel, Equine Medical Director.

Based upon the evidence of the investigation and testimony presented at the hearing, the Stewards found the following:
(1) The horse “Other Things Equal”, trained by Michael E. Gorham, was entered by him to run in the first race at Laurel Park on April 1, 2022.
(2) “Other Things Equal” ran within 14 days of an Intra-Articular Injection.

Based upon the above, and in accordance with COMAR 09.10.03.04(F), the Stewards hereby find that “Other Things Equal” was ineligible to race at the time it ran in the first race on April 1, 2022. All money earned by “Other Things Equal” to be returned.

Accordingly, “Other Things Equal” is hereby disqualified from the first race at Laurel Park on April 1, 2022.

Official Order of Finish:
1st Silent Malice
2nd Bellarmine Hall
3rd Spotted Bull

Other Things Equal- unplaced

Trainer Michael E. Gorham is fined Three hundred dollars ($300.00)

April 15, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-075 Apprentice Jockey, Yan Aviles, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days
, April 21, 22 and 23, 2022, for riding the horse “Blue Sky Venezuela” in a careless manner in the first race at Laurel Park on April 14, 2022.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1).]

April 16, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-076 In the seventh race at Laurel Park on April 15, 2022, horse #1 “Foggy Dreams”, ridden by apprentice jockey Jeiron Barbosa, was disqualified
from third position and placed fifth. Going into the far turn, #1 ”Foggy Dreams” is on the lead and comes over into the path of #3 “Dulce Kiara” ridden by jockey Xavier Perez, causing that horse to clip heels and the rider to take up.

COMAR 09.10.01.50 A (1)(a)(e) which states in pertinent parts: A horse may not (a)“Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance; (e) Impede another horse ]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Misty Take
2nd Daria’s Angel
3rd Folly
4th Dulce Kiara
5th Foggy Dreams

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 16, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-077 On February 16, 2022, the Stewards received notice from Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #E451452 dated January 28, 2022, contained the drug phenylbutazone
at 408+-65ng/ml or .408 mg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold of .3 mg/ml phenylbutazone established by the MRC. See COMAR 09.10.03.01. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #E451452 was taken from the horse “Fancy Princess”, owned by Debbie Abshire and trained by Bobby Plummer, following the running of the second race at Laurel Park on January 28, 2022. The Stewards notified Mr. Plummer that:
(1) the presence of phenylbutazone, at this level, in the system of “Fancy Princess” 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. Plummer did exercise his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2,& 3) Upon receiving confirmation from Analytical Toxicology Lab that phenylbutazone is present in sample #E451452 dated January 28, 2022, at a quantity level of 330 +/- 18 ng/ml. the Stewards contacted Mr. Plummer of the results of the split sample.

The Stewards held a hearing via telephone on April 16, 2022, wherein Mr. Plummer waived his right to legal counsel.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Fancy Princess” did carry an overage of phenylbutazone, in its system when it finished third in the second race at Laurel Park on January 28, 2022, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C ;
(2) Bobby Plummer, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Fancy Princess” 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.

Based upon the foregoing and taking into account mitigating circumstances, the Stewards hereby order that:

Trainer Bobby Plummer be fined Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.

The horse, “Fancy Princess” be disqualified from the second race from January 28, 2022.

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Response Time
2nd Closertotheheart
3rd Spanikopita
4th Targe

Fancy Princess - unplaced

A Separate hearing was held wherein Trainer Bobby Plummer will be assigned one half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.

April 21, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-078 In the matter of the ninth race at Laurel Park on February 21, 2022;

On April 5, 2022, the Maryland Racing Commission convened to hear the appeal of owner Robert D. Bone. The Commission voted to uphold the Stewards decision in this matter and declared Gene Gould, Jr’s. “El Bochinche” the winner.

The owner of “Birthday Wish”, Robert D. Bone has accepted the decision and will not exercise his right to appeal. Therefore the new official order of finish is as follows;

OFFICIAL Order of Finish

1st El Bochinche
2nd Birthday Wish

The purse monies affected by the dispute are to be released by the Horsemen's Bookkeeper.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 23, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-079 Jockey, Xavier Perez is fined One thousand dollars
($1,000.00) for repeatedly violating the
riding crop rule. This time in the third race at Laurel Park on April 21, 2022.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 23, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-080 On April 13, 2022, the Stewards received notice from Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #E451958, dated March 20, 2022, contained the drug naproxen
. The Stewards established that blood sample #E451958 was taken from the horse “Heymackit’sjack”, owned by Mariano Brothers Stable and trained by Keri Brion, following the running of the seventh race at Laurel Park on March 20, 2022. The Stewards notified Ms. Brion that: (1) the presence of naproxen in the system of “Heymackit’sjack” at the time the horse ran constituted a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04 Drug Prohibition - Horses; (2)she 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)she had the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.

The Stewards held a hearing on April 21, 2022, via telephone wherein Ms. Brion waived her right to a split sample and legal counsel.

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

(1)“Heymackit’sjack” did have naproxen, in its system when it finished sixth in the seventh race at Laurel Park on March 20, 2022, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) Keri Brion, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Heymackit’sjack” 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.

Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order:

(1) Trainer Keri Brion is fined Five Hundred ($500.00) dollars
(2) The horse “Heymackit’sjack” be disqualified from the seventh race on March 20, 2022.
(3) The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH

1st Aliferous
2nd Heaven’s Got Fire
3rd Hachure
4th Mailman’s a Flyer
5th Pharaoh’s Triumph
6th Deceiving

Heymackit’sjack - unplaced

A separate hearing was held to address the Multiple Medication Violation Point system. Trainer Keri Brion will be assigned One half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
[COMAR 09.10.03.02 C]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 24, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-081 On April 13, 2022, the Stewards received notice from Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #E451946, dated March 20, 2022, contained the drug dexamethasone.
The Stewards established that blood sample #E451946 was taken from the horse “Daper’s Drink”, owned and and trained by Mario Serey, Jr., following the running of the first race at Laurel Park on March 20, 2022. The Stewards notified Mr. Serey that: (1) the presence of dexamethasone in the system of “Daper’s Drink” 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.

The Stewards held a hearing on April 23, 2022, wherein Mr. Serey waived his right to a split sample and legal counsel.

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

(1)“Daper’s Drink” did have dexamethasone, in its system when it finished eighth in the first race at Laurel Park on March 20, 2022, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) Mario Serey, Jr., as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Daper’s Drink” 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.

Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order:

(1) Trainer Mario Serey, Jr. be fined One thousand-five hundred dollars ($1,500.00)
(2) Trainer Serey be suspended Fifteen (15) days. The suspension is stayed under the stipulation that he not have another class 3 violation within 365 day period.
(3) The horse “Daper’s Drink” be disqualified from the first race on March 20, 2022.
(4) The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance with the following order:

The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH

1st Muchacho Macho
2nd Voltamour
3rd Alpha Queue
4th Straight Up Guy
5th Shoulda Had It
6th High Print
7th Souper Emperor

Daper’s Drink - unplaced

A separate hearing was held to address the Multiple Medication Violation Point system.
Trainer Mario Serey, Jr. will be assigned One (1) Multiple Medication Violation Points.
[COMAR 09.10.03.02 C]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 24, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-082 Jockey, Denis Araujo is fined Five hundred dollars
($500.00) for violating the riding crop rule, in the ninth race at Laurel Park on April 23, 2022.
COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 24, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-083 On April 20, 2022, the Stewards received notice from the Industrial Laboratories that urine sample #E452038, dated April 1, 2022, contained the drug 2-(1-hydroxyethyl)promazine sulfoxide
at a level of 23.6+- 1.7 nanograms/ml which is above the threshold of 10 nanograms set forth for this drug. The Stewards established that urine sample #E452038 was taken from the horse “Justinthenickoftime”, owned by Liberty House Racing and trained by Justin Rivera, following the running of the fourth race at Laurel Park on April 1, 2022. The Stewards notified Mr. Rivera that: (1) the presence of 2-(1-hydroxyethyl)promazine sulfoxide at this level, in the system of “Justinthenickoftime” 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.

The Stewards held a hearing on April 24, 2022, via telephone, wherein Mr. Rivera waived his right to a split sample and legal counsel.

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

(1) “Justinthenickoftime” did carry an overage of 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulfoxide in its system when it finished second in the fourth race at Laurel Park on April 1, 2022, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Justin Rivera, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Justinthenickoftime” at the time the horse ran (Sections D, E & 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.

Based upon the evidence presented at the hearing, the Stewards hereby order that:

(1) Trainer Justin Rivera, be fined in the amount of Five Hundred dollars ($500.).
(2) Trainer Rivera be suspended Fifteen (15) days. The suspension is stayed under the stipulation that he not have another class 3 violation within 365 day period
(3) The horse “Justinthenickoftime”, be disqualified from the fourth race on April 1, 2022 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 Our Lucky Man
2nd Ink
3rd Image Maker
4th Science

Justinthenickoftime - unplaced

A Separate hearing was held wherein Trainer Justin Rivera will be assigned two (2) Multiple Medication Violation Points.

April 27, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-084 On March 12, 2022, the Stewards received notice from Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #E451635 dated February 18, 2022, contained the drug phenylbutazone
at 13.86+-.07 mg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold of .3 mg/ml phenylbutazone established by the MRC. See COMAR 09.10.03.01. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #E451635 was taken from the horse “California Bella”, owned by No Guts No Glory Farm and Marisa Gino and trained by John J. Robb, following the running of the sixth race at Laurel Park on February 18, 2022. The Stewards notified Mr.Robb that: (1) the presence of phenylbutazone, at this level, in the system of “California Bella” 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. Robb did exercise his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2,& 3) Upon receiving confirmation from Analytical Toxicology Lab that phenylbutazone is present in sample #E451635 dated February 18, 2022, at a quantity level of 15.3+-1.5mg/ml. the Stewards contacted Mr. Robb of the results of the split sample.

The Stewards held a hearing via telephone on April 27, 2022, wherein Mr. Robb waived his right to legal counsel.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “California Bella” did carry an overage of phenylbutazone, in its system when it finished first in the sixth race at Laurel Park on February 18, 2022, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) John J. Robb, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “California Bella” 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.

Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:

(1) Trainer John J. Robb be fined Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
(2) The horse, “Californis Bella” be disqualified from the sixth race from February 18, 2022.
(1) The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all monies for that race in accordance with the following order;

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st If Then
2nd Dats a Superstar
3rd Magic in Me
4th Martharita
5th Good Story
6th Embrace the Whinny
7th She So Cool
8th Feel the Glory

California Bella - unplaced

A Separate hearing was held wherein Trainer John J. Robb will be assigned one half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.

April 27, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-085 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for not having the colors for “Texas Basin”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on April 21, 2022, after receiving a warning on (04/16/2022) 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

April 27, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-086 On March 30, 2022, the Stewards received notice from the Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #E451392, dated March 20, 2022, contained the drug methocarbamol
at a level of 2.36+- 0.19 ng/ml which is above the threshold of 1 nanograms set forth for this drug. The Stewards established that blood sample #E451954 was taken from the horse “Offlee Graysful”, owned and trained by Melvin Ovando, following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on March 20, 2022. The Stewards notified Mr. Ovando that: (1) the presence of methocarbamol at this level, in the system of “Offlee Graysful” 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.

The Stewards held a hearing on April 27, 2022,via telephone wherein Mr. Ovando waived his right to legal counsel and a split sample.
Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:

(1) “Offlee Graysful” did carry an overage of methocarbamol in its system when it finished sixth in the fifth
race at Laurel Park on March 20, 2022, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) Melvin Ovando, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Offlee Graysful” at the time the horse ran (Sections D, E & 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

Based upon the evidence presented at the hearing and taking into account mitigating circumstances, the Stewards hereby order that:

(1) Trainer, Melvin Ovando be fined in the amount of Five hundred ($500.) dollars.
(2) The horse “Offlee Graysful”, be disqualified from the first race on January 22, 2022 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 She’s All Courage
2nd All About Audrey
3rd Lightfoot Miss
4th Love My Cat
5th My Girl Blue

Offlee Graysful - unplaced

A Separate hearing was held wherein Trainer Melvin Ovando will be assigned one half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.

April 29, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-087 On December 15, 2021, the Stewards received notice from Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #32613 dated November 26, 2021, contained the drug 5-hydroxydantrolene
at 314+-20 pg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold of 100 pg/ml established by the MRC. See COMAR 09.10.03.01. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #32613 was taken from the horse “Stay Out”, owned by Lynwood Napier and trained by Dale Capuano, following the running of the third race at Laurel Park on November 26, 2021. The Stewards notified Mr.Capuano that: (1) the presence of 5-hydroxydantroloene, at this level, in the system of “Stay Out” 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. Capuano did exercise his right to the split sample testing. (COMAR 09.10.03.09 H 1, 2,& 3) Upon receiving confirmation from Analytical Toxicology Lab that 5-hydroxydantrolene is present in sample #32613 dated November 26, 2021, at a quantity level of 306+-42 pg/ml-. The MRC Investigators contacted Mr. Capuano of the results of the split sample.

The Stewards held a hearing on April 29, 2022, wherein Mr. Capuano waived his right to legal counsel.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Stay Out” did carry an overage of 5-hydroxydantrolene, in its system when it finished first in the third race at Laurel Park on November 26, 2021, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C;
(2) Dale Capuano, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Stay Out” 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.

Based upon the foregoing, the Stewards hereby order that:

(1) Trainer Dale Capuano be fined Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
(2) The horse, “Stay Out” be disqualified from the third race from November 26, 2021.
(3) The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all monies for that race in accordance with the following order;

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Thea’s Theme
2nd R True Sensation
3rd Lady Magica
4th Carolina Ice

Stay Out - unplaced

A Separate hearing was held wherein Trainer Dale Capuano will be assigned one half (1/2) Multiple Medication Violation Point.

April 29, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-088 In the ninth race at Laurel Park on April 28, 2022, horse #1a “Lookin Spunky”, ridden by apprentice jockey Jeiron Barbosa, was disqualified
from fourth position and placed fifth. Soon after leaving the gate #1a, racing greenly, shies away from the horse outside of him and ducks into and bumps #4 “She’srunninghappy” ridden by jockey Joseph Trejos knocking that horse off stride.

COMAR 09.10.01.50 A (1)(c)(e) which states in pertinent parts: A horse may not (c)“Jostle another horse; (e) Impede another horse ]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Hot Lookin Royal
2nd Rationalmillennial
3rd Kobe’s Girl
4th She’srunninghappy
5th Lookin Spunky

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-089 In the matter of owner, Jason DaCosta, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #22-054.
Having satisfied their financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of April 25, 2022 the afore mentioned 0wnership is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-090 In the matter of owner, Calypso Stable, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #22-055.
Having satisfied their financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of April 25, 2022 the afore mentioned 0wnership is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-091 In the matter of owners, Jason DaCosta and Calypso Stable subject, of Steward’s Ruling #22- 049.
Having satisfied their financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of April 25, 2022 the afore mentioned 0wnership is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-092 In the matter of owner, Grace Merryman, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #22-052.
Having satisfied their financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of April 25, 2022 the afore mentioned 0wnership is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-093 In the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 29, 2022, horse #10 “Bardolino”, ridden by apprentice jockey Jeiron Barbosa, was disqualified
from second position and placed fifth. Inside the 1/8th pole, #10 “Bordolino”, drifts in after being hit right-handed, is corrected but comes out a couple of paths into the lane of a closing #8 “Audacious Quality” ridden by jockey Angel Cruz. This action forced Mr. Cruz to take up and alter course to avoid clipping heels with “Borolino”.

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;(b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance; (e) Impede another horse ]

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Hot Lookin Royal
2nd Rationalmillennial
3rd Kobe’s Girl
4th She’srunninghappy
5th Lookin Spunky

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-094 Apprentice jockey, Jeiron Barbosa, is suspended
three (3) Maryland racing days, May 6,7 and 8, 2022, for riding the horse “Bardolino” in a careless manner in the fifth race at Laurel Park on April 29, 2022.
[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1).]

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-095 Stable employee, Manuel Hernandez is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-096 Stable employee, Emilio Sanchez is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-097 Stable employee, Luis Sanchez is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-098 Stable employee, Felipe Ramirez is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-099 Stable employee, Uriel Avina is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-100 Stable employee, Maria Castro is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in her dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-101 Stable employee, Gloria Herrera is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in her dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-102 Stable employee, Lora Wilfredo is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in her dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-103 Stable employee, Gorge Perez is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-104 Stable employee, Manuel Perez is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-105 Stable employee, Antonio Vazquez is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022, - Laurel Park
#22-106 Stable employee, Jose Portillo is fined Twenty-five dollars
($25.00) for having an electrical cooking device in his dormitory.
[COMAR 09.10.04.18]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

April 30, 2022 - Laurel Park
#22-107 The below listed licensees have been fined
for failure to have the 2021-22 license badges they had been issued by the Maryland Racing Commission. [COMAR 09.10.04.11, C.]

- DICKINSON, Michael $5.00
- FIGUEROA, Luis $5.00
- DUNNE, Myles $5.00
- ANDREADAKIS, Georgia $5.00
- CALVA, Arthur $5.00
- ORTEGA, Trace $5.00
- OLMO, Christian $5.00
- HERNANDEZ-AVENDANO, Sal $5.00
- MARTIN, August $5.00
- CEDENO-VARGAS, Michelle $5.00
- GONZALEZ, Claudio $5.00
- ROFFO, Mark $5.00

(Note: The fines have been paid)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS