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November 2021 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

DATE: November 3, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-168 Trainer, Jeremiah Englehart is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “Johnny Sack”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on October 22, 2021, after receiving a
warning on (09/18/2021) 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


DATE: November 3, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-169 In the matter of the horse “Smart Step” owned by Stay Well Stables and trained by Kevin Dove, Jr. in the first race on October 14, 2021 at Laurel Park. On October 15, 2021 the Stewards were notified by a Racing Commission Veterinarian that the horse “Smart Step” that ran on October 14, 2021 was ineligible to participate. An investigation was conducted. A hearing was held on October 31, 2021 including Mr. Dove and Dr. Sean Plaisance.

Based upon the evidence of the investigation and testimony presented at the hearing, the Stewards found the following:
(1) The horse “Smart Step”, trained by Kevin Dove, Jr., was entered by him to run in the first race at Laurel Park on October 14, 2021.
(2) “Smart Step 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 “Smart Step” was ineligible to race at the time it ran in the first race on October 14, 2021. All money earned by “Smart Step” to be returned.

Accordingly, “Smart Step” is hereby disqualified from the first race at Laurel Park on October 14, 2021.

Official Order of Finish:
1st Talented Dr. B
2nd Swing West
3rd Confusion Baby Boy
4th Classy Solution
5th Phantom Ro
6th Victory Given

Smart Step- unplaced


 

DATE: November 5, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-170 Trainer, Jayson Campbell is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for
“Stop Talking”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on November 4, 2021, after receiving a
warning on (09/26/2021) 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

 

 

DATE: November 5, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-171 Trainer, Jeremiah Englehart is fined One hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for “Capstone Girl”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on November 4, 2021, after receiving a fine on (10/22/2021) 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

 

 

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-172 Owner, Scotty Caroom, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred ($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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-173 Owner, Joseph Imbesi, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred ($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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-174 Owner, Voodoomon Racing, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred ($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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-175 Owners, Medallion Racing, Charles deters & Parkland Thoroughbreds, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred and forty-five dollars ($145.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-176 Owner, Franco S. Meli, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred and ninety dollars ($190.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-177 Owner, Lucky Man Racing LLC, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred ($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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-178 Owner, Magic Oaks, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred and seventy dollars ($170.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-179 Owner, William Branch, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of Four hundred and twenty-five dollars ($425.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-180 Owner, Calumet Farm, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One thousand dollars ($1,000.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-181 Owner, Albert Frassetto, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One thousand and seventy dollars ($1,070.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-182 Owners, Franklin Stables, LLC & Southern Springs Stables, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One Thousand six hundred and forty-five dollars ($1,645.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-183 Owner, Farfellow Farms, Ltd., having failed to pay a fee in the amount of One hundred and forty-five dollars ($145.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS


 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-184 Owners, Arthur W. Tsiamis and Mihee Pansiri, having failed to pay a fee in the amount of Forty-five dollars 45.00), 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

 

DATE: November 6, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-185 Owner, Wade Ashby, 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.]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS


 

DATE: November 7, 2021 RACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-186 The below listed licensees have been fined for failure to have the 2020-21 license badges they had been issued by the Maryland Racing Commission. [COMAR 09.10.04.11, C.]

  • BRITTINGHAM, Sr., Edward $5.00
  • WILLIAMS, Rodney $5.00
  • RAMOS DEL CID, Reinaldo $5.00
  • NAGLE, Sarah $5.00
  • KEIL, Caitlin $5.00
  • VUKELIC, Robert $5.00
  • KEEFE, Timothy $5.00
  • VALDIVIESO, Jean Pierre $5.00
  • GARCIA, Xavier $5.00
  • MONTEZ, Shaina $5.00
  • TUCKER, Andre $5.00

(Note: The fines have been paid)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

DATE: November 7, 2021 ACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-187 The below listed licensees have been fined for failure to have the 2020-21 license badges they had been issued by the Maryland Racing Commission. [COMAR 09.10.04.11, C.]

  • STETTINIUS, Suzanne $5.00
  • RIVERA, Jonathan $5.00
  • GALLARDO, Brendly $5.00
  • SPERRAZZA, Richard $5.00
  • BUTTS, Elizabeth $5.00
  • HERRERA, William $5.00
  • BATISTA, Luis $5.00
  • MARTINEZ-BARAJAS, Jose $5.00
  • SMITH, Jason $5.00
  • GARCIA-RODRIGUEZ, Laura $5.00
  • ESPARZA, Juan $5.00
  • RIVERA, Justin $5.00
  •  

(Note: The fines have been paid)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

DATE: November 10, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-188 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for
“Artistic Reason”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on November 6, 2021, after receiving a warning on (09/30/2021) 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


 

DATE: November 13, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-189 On November 11, 2021, the Stewards received notice from the Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #32303, dated October 28, 2021, contained the drug methocarbamol at a level of 3.21+- 0.18 ng/ml which is above the threshold of 1 nanograms set forth for this drug. The Stewards established that blood sample #32303 was taken from the horse “Auchincruive”, owned by Norman Lewis and trained by King T. Leatherbury, following the running of the fifth race at Laurel Park on October 28, 2021. The Stewards notified Mr. Leatherbury that: (1) the presence of methocarbamol at this level, in the system of “Auchincruive” 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 via telephone on November 12, 2021, wherein Mr. Leatherbury waived his right to legal counsel and a split sample.

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

(1) “Auchincruive” did carry an overage of methocarbamol in its system when it finished sixth in the fifth race at Laurel Park on October 28, 2021, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04, Section C;
(2) King T. Leatherbury, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Auchincruive” 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.

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

  • The horse “Auchincruive”, be disqualified from the fifth race on October 28, 2021 at Laurel

Park.
(2) The Horsemen’s Bookkeeper redistribute all purse monies for that race in accordance
with the following order:

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH

1st The Angry Man
2nd Lightning Rod
3rd Wicked Prankster
4th Clear Humor
5th Irishman
6th Deshackled
7th Boss is a Pal
8th Antipoison
9th Souper Emperor

Auchincruive- unplaced

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

 

 

 

DATE: November 13, 2021 TRACK: Pimlico Race Course

RULINGS:
#21-190 Apprentice jockey, John Hiraldo, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, November 13, 14, and 18, 2021, for riding the horse “Up for the Chance” in a careless manner in the eighth race at Laurel Park on November 11, 2021.

[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1).]

 

 

DATE: November 17, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-191 Trainer, Jamie Ness is fined One hundred dollars ($100.00) for not having the colors for
“Artistic Reason”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on November 14, 2021, after receiving a fine on (11/06/2021) 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

 

 

 

DATE: November 19, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-192 Trainer, Patrick McBurney is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for
“Temperance”, entered to run in the third race at Laurel Park on November 18, 2021, after receiving a warning on (11/07/2021) 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

 

DATE: November 21, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-193 In the matter of owner, Calumet Farm, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #21-180. Having satisfied their financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of November 5, 2021 the afore mentioned ownership is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

DATE: November 21, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-194 In the matter of owner, Albert Frassetto, subject, of Steward’s Ruling #21-181. Having satisfied their financial obligation to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account as of November 19, 2021 the afore mentioned ownership is reinstated to good standing with the Maryland Racing Commission and declared eligible to participate in racing.

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

 

DATE: November 26, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park
RULINGS:
#21-195 In the fourth race at Laurel Park on November 21, 2021, horse #2 “Going Going Gone”, ridden by jockey Abner Adorno was disqualified from third position and placed seventh. Inside the 1/16 th pole, #2 “Going Going Gone” comes out, into the path of #7 “Windrush Karma” ridden by J. D. Acosta, forcing jockey Acosta to take up sharply between horses.

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; (e) Impede another horse]

OFFICAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Practically Dizzy
2nd Bourbon Wildcat
3rd Rapidamente
4th Digital Dream
5th Butter Pecan
6th Windrush Karma
7th Going Going Gone


BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

DATE: November 26, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park
RULINGS:
#21-196 In the second race at Laurel Park on November 25, 2021, horse #2 “Fix Me a Sandwich”, ridden by jockey Johan Rosado was disqualified from first position and placed fifth. Inside the 1/8th pole, #2 “Fix Me a Sandwich” drifts out, into the path of #1 “Bull Shark” ridden by Angel Cruz, forcing jockey Cruz to take up sharply between horses. Inside the 1/16th pole, the #2”Fix Me a Sandwich” drifts out even further and soundly bumps #3”Nashvegas” ridden by Horacio Karamanos, who continues on to be second.

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

OFFICAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Nashvegas
2nd Baptize the Boy
3rd Fort Fortitude
4th Bull Shark
5th Fix Me a Sandwich

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS
DATE: November 27, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-197 Jockey, Carlos E. Lopez is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00) for violating the riding crop rule, in the fifth race at Laurel Park on November 26, 2021.

COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

 

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: November 28, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-198 Trainer, Melvin Ovando is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for “Offlee Graysful”, entered to run in the first race at Laurel Park on November 27, 2021, after receiving a warning on (10/31/2021) 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