Every week, the TDN publishes a roundup of key official rulings from the primary tracks within the four major racing jurisdictions of California, New York, Florida and Kentucky.
Here’s a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where.
With the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) having gone into effect on July 1, the TDN will also post a roundup of the relevant HISA-related rulings from the same week.
Licensee: Dylan Davis, jockey
Penalty: $2,000 fine
Violation: Failure to ride mount to full ability
Explainer: Jockey Mr. Dylan Davis is hereby fined the sum of $2,000 for failing to put forth his best effort causing his horse ” Jokemeister a placing during the running of the 6th race at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 11, 2023.
NEW HISA STEWARDS RULINGS
The following rulings were reported on HISA’s “rulings” portal, except for the voided claim rulings which were sent to the TDN directly. Some of these rulings are from prior weeks as they were not reported contemporaneously.
One important note: HISA’s whip use limit is restricted to six strikes during a race.
Violations of Crop Rule
Golden Gate Fields
Irving Daniel Orozco – violation date March 11; $250 fine and one-day suspension, 7 strikes
Assael Espinoza – violation date March 11; $250 fine and one-day suspension, 7 strikes
Jose Luis Ortiz – violation date March 11; $100 fine, striking horse after the finish line
Reyluis Alberto Gutierrez – violation date March 11; $250 fine and one-day suspension, 7 strikes
Tampa Bay Downs
Angel Arroyo – violation date March 8; $250 fine and one-day suspension, 7 strikes