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September 2021 Thoroughbred Rulings - Maryland Racing Commission

DATE: September 9, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-134 Jockey, Kevin Gomez is fined Two hundred and Fifty dollars ($250.00) for violating the
riding crop rule, in the fifth race at Timonium Race Track on September 5, 2021.

COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

DATE: September 11, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-135 On September 3, 2021, the Stewards received notice from Industrial Laboratories that blood sample #31549 dated August 14, 2021, contained the drug phenylbutazone at .499 mg/ml which is in excess of the accepted threshold of .3 mg/ml phenylbutazone established by the MRC. See COMAR09.10.03.01. The Stewards, having established that blood sample #31549 was taken from the horse “Belle Tapisserie”, owned by Erin McElwee and trained by Kieron Magee, following the running of the eighth race at Pimlico Race Course on August 14, 2021. The Stewards notified Mr. Magee that: (1) the presence of phenylbutazone, at this level, in the system of “Belle Tapisserie” 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 September 11, 2021 via telephone, wherein Mr. Magee waived his right to legal counsel and a split sample.

Based upon the evidence before them, the Stewards find the following:
(1) “Belle Tapisserie” did carry an overage of phenylbutazone, in its system when it finished first in the eighth race at Pimlico Race Course on August 14, 2021, a violation under COMAR 09.10.03.04,C ;
(2) Kieron Magee, as trainer, was the absolute insurer of, and responsible for, the condition of “Belle Tapisserie” at the time the horse ran (Sections D & F);
(3) A horse found to have carried a drug in its body during a race shall 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:

The horse, “Belle Tapisserie” be disqualified from the eighth race from August 14, 2021.

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
1st Eastern Bay
2nd Rough Sea
3rd Noble Commander
4th D’Rapper
5th Nashvegas
6th Stroll Smokin
7th Jovis

Belle Tapisserie- unplaced

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

 

 

DATE: September 11, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-136 Owner, Eric Fein, 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: September 11, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS
#21-137 Owner, John Sisterson, 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: September 15, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-138 Trainer, Robert Gamber, is fined Two Hundred dollars ($200.), for failure to have his entry, “Can I Ever”, on the grounds and treated with furosemide (lasix) four hours before post time for the fourth race at Laurel Park on September 12, 2021.

COMAR: 09.10. 03.08 F (3) a, b & c.

(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: September 15, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-139 Exercise rider, Oscar Mancilla is hereby suspended until such time that he appears before the Stewards after failing to appear for a scheduled hearing on September 15, 2021.

[Comar 09.10.04.06 B(2) / 09.10.45 Y]

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 


DATE: September 16, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-140 In the matter of the seventh race at Laurel Park on November 22, 2020;

On July 8, 2021, 2021, the Maryland Racing Commission convened to hear the appeal of trainer Jerimiah O’Dwyer. The Commission voted to uphold the Stewards decision in this matter. The trainer of “Market Cap”, Jerimiah O’Dwyer has accepted the decision and will not exercise his right to appeal. Therefore the new official order of finish is as follows;

Offical Order of Finish

1st Ain’t Da Beer Cold
2nd Royal Number
3rd Erawan
4th Basso
5th Omati
6th Market Cap
7th Depository
8th No One To Blame
9th Tiz Golden

 

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

 

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

DATE: September 18, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-141 Trainer, Dale Capuano is fined Two hundred dollars ($200.00) for being disrespectful towards the State Veterinarian after the third race on September 6, 2021 at Timonium Race Track.

COMAR 09.10.03.03 A(13)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 


 

DATE: September 18, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-142 Jockey, J. D. Acosta, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, September 23, 24 and 25, 2021, for riding the horse “Dew Dat” in a careless manner in the fourth race at Laurel Park Course on September 17, 2021.

[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1).]

 

 

DATE: September 19, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-143 Exercise rider, Oscar Mancilla is fined Two hundred dollars ($200.00) for being disrespectful towards TSG Veterinarian on the Laurel backstretch. Having appeared before the Stewards, Mr. Mancilla is restored to good standing with the MRC.

COMAR 09.10.03.03 A(13)

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: September 19, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-144 In the matter of Jockey, J. D. Acosta, subject of Stewards’ Ruling #21-142, dated September 18, 2021.

Jockey Acosta, having filed an appeal with the Maryland Racing of the suspension issued to him by the Stewards in Ruling #21-142, said suspension is hereby stayed pending a Commission hearing on this appeal. COMAR: 09.10.04.04 A

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 


 

DATE: September 22, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-145 In the eighth race, at Laurel Park on September 18, 2021, horse #5 “Wondrwherecraigis”, ridden by jockey Jevian Toledo was disqualified from first position and placed second. Inside the 1/8th pole, #5 ”Wondrwherecraigis”, drifts out, after being hit left-handed, into the path of #2 “Jalen Journey” ridden by Feargal Lynch, forcing jockey Lynch to alter course to avoid clipping heels.

[Violation under COMAR 09.10.01.50, A (1) (a)(d), which states in pertinent parts: “A horse may not: (a) Carry another horse in or out; (d) Intimidate another horse.

OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH:
1st Jalen Journey
2nd Wondrwherecraigis

 

DATE: September 22, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park
RULINGS:
#21-146 In the ninth race at Laurel Park on September 18, 2021, horse #4 “Cordmaker”, ridden by jockey Victor Carrasco was disqualified from second position and placed sixth. Inside the 1/8th pole, #4 “Cordmaker” moves out behind horses and then steps out into the path of #2 “Alwaysmining”, ridden by jockey Charlie Marquez, forcing Jockey Marquez to take up sharply to avoid clipping heels.

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 Captain Bombastic
2nd Phat Man
3rd Roadster
4th McElmore Avenue
5th Alwaysmining
6th Cordmaker

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 


DATE: September 22, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-147 Jockey, Victor Carrasco, is suspended three (3) Maryland racing days, September 24, 25 and 26, 2021, for riding the horse “Cordmaker” in a careless manner in the eighth race at Laurel Park Course on September 18, 2021.

[COMAR 09.10.01.45 AA (1).]

 

DATE: September 22, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-148 Trainer, Keith Chudzik is fined Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for not having the colors for
“Trouble Coffee”, entered to run in the sixth race at Laurel Park on September 18, 2021,
after receiving a warning on (09/11/2021) 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: September 29, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-149 Jockey, Luis Batista is fined Two hundred and Fifty dollars ($250.00) for violating the
riding crop rule, in the fourth race at Laurel Park on September 24, 2021.

COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

 


BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS

 

 

DATE: September 29, 2021 TRACK: Laurel Park

RULINGS:
#21-150 Jockey, Jorge Ruiz is fined Five hundred dollars ($500.00) for violating the riding crop rule, in the eighth race at Laurel Park on September 26, 2021.

COMAR 09.10.01.45 H

 

BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS