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Fines & Suspensions

DateRiderSuspensionFine
8/10/2022 Frank Yanoti late driver change on #5 "Glacier Hanover" in the 10th Race on 08/10/2022 at Monticello Raceway. $100
8/9/2022 Paul Walker Trainer/Driver Paul Walker is hereby suspended for failure to submit to a human drug test as ordered by NYSGC Investigators. The suspension will remain in effect until such time that Mr. Walker complies with the order and until such time that a negative result of said test is received
7/13/2022 Phillip "Bo" Sowers Driver Philip "Bo" Sowers is hereby assessed a penalty of $250 - and suspended (driving privlileges only) for 1 day for excessive use of the whip in the stretch on #1 "Lear Seelster" in the 7th Race on July 13, 2022, at Monticello Raceway. (2nd offense in this category in a 365 day period) $250, 1 day
7/13/2022 James Doherty Jr Trainer Jim Doherty Jr is hereby assessed a penalty of $100 - for a late driver change on #3 "Crews Hilltopper" in the 8th Race at Monticello Raceway on 7/13/22. $100
7/11/2022 Daniel Daley Trainer Dan Daley is hereby assessed a penalty of $100 for a late driver change on #4 "Spicy Nugget" in the 5th Race at Monticello Raceway on 7/11/22 $100
7/11/2022 Christopher Petrelli Trainer Christopher Petrelli is hereby assessed a penalty of $100 for a late driver change on #2 "Dreamfair Helena" in the 7th Race at Monticello Raceway on 7/11/22. $100
7/6/2022 Marianna Monaco while driving #5 "Ideal Chance" in the 6th Race at Monticello Raceway on 7/6/22 dropped down without clearance after the start, causing #2 "Candell" to make a break resulting in disqualification from 4th to 7th position. Ms Monaco is hereby suspended (driving privileges only) 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. 3 days
7/6/2022 McGwire Sowers Driver McGwire Sowers is hereby fined the sum of $100 for a euro rail violation at the top of the stretch while driving #1 "Hypnoticdream" in the 7th Race on 07/06/22 at Monticello Raceway. $100
6/29/2022 Phillip "Bo" Sowers While driving #5 (Artists Ruffles) in Race 4 you did use your whip in a manner determined to be excessive by the judges. $100
6/23/2022 McGwire Sowers kicking #2 "Little Lisa Jane" after the 3/4 in the 3rd Race on 6/20/22 at Monticello Raceway. $500, 3 days
6/21/2022 James Taggart Jr euro rail violation at the top of the stretch while driving #1 "KJ PHILLIP" in the 4th Race on 6/20/22 at Monticello Raceway $100
6/14/2022 Herman Swartzentruber Herman Swartzentruber as trainer of record for the horse "Shoot The Thrill" winner of the 3rd Race on May 18, 2022, at Monticello Raceway is hereby suspended 15 days and fined $1,000. Post-race analysis of the sample(s) submitted resulted in a positive finding for Caffeine, Theophylline, Theobromine and 1,7-Dimethylxanthine. "Shoot The Thrill" finished 1st is hereby disqualified and placed 7th. All purse monies paid must be returned and redistributed. Having appeared before a representative of the NYSGC and waiving the right to a formal hearing and appeal, the suspension is hereby reduced to 7 days and the fine is reduced to $500. "Shoot The Thrill" will be required to submit a negative sample for the above mentioned substance before being allowed to participate in further racing in the State of New York. During the term of suspension Mr. Swartzentruber will be denied the privilege of and access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the NYSGC. All horses owned or trained by Mr. Swartzentruber shall be denied the privilege of participating in any racing in New York State during the term of suspension. $500, 7 days
6/6/2022 Tyler Buter You did leave the paddock without permission during the race card on which you were a participant. $250
6/6/2022 Ralph Silvestri III You did make a driver change after programming time for Race 4 #5 (Fear My Shadow) $100
6/2/2022 McGwire Sowers While driving #2, "ROCKS FANTASY," in the 3rd Race, you kicked your horse going to the 3/4 pole. $400
6/1/2022 Terry Finch As trainer of record for #6, "JUNIOR'S DEW," in Race 10, you made a late driver change $100
5/18/2022 David Russo for failure to honor declaration of "PIKETONFLASH," entered in the 5th Race $250
5/9/2022 Richard Campolong late driver change on #4 "Mikey Boy" in the 3rd Race on 5/5/2022 $100
5/2/2022 Kyle Dibenedetto while driving #5 "KING JIMMY," in the 7th Race at Monticello Raceway on May 2, 2022, came out without clearance at the top of the stretch, hooking wheels with and causing interference to #7 "HUNTERS GAL," resulting in disqualification from 1st to 2nd position. 8 days reduced to 3 days
4/26/2022 Justin Huckabone excessive use of the whip in the stretch of #4 "HERE COMES SWIFTY," in the 5th Race $100
4/14/2022 Dakota Jackson excessive use of the whip in the stretch of #3 "BANKIN ON BOMB" in the 8th Race $100
4/11/2022 Nancy Montembeault failure to conduct herself in a forthright and professional manner and was uncooperative with Racetrack Security and NYSGC Investigators while in the Paddock $250
4/4/2022 Michael Merton while driving #1 “DRY RIDGE ACE,” in the 1st Race came out into #3 “JEFF’S JOURNEY,” causing him to make a break, resulting in disqualification from 1st to 7th position. 8 days, reduced to 3 days
3/10/2022 Shawn Simons Simons while driving #5 "Chief Of Staff" came to the starting gate out of position causing a recall in the 6th Race $50
3/9/2022 Frederick Bourgault repeatedly striking #2 “Grand Priority” with the whip after the finish of the 7th Race on 03/09/2022 at Monticello Raceway. After review of Mr. Bourgault’s driving record as a Provisional (P) Driver it is hereby ordered that his license be downgraded to a Qualifying Fair (Q/F) status for a period of at least 180 days – March 10, 2022 through September 5, 2022 inclusive. It is further ordered that Mr. Bourgault provide proof of successful completion of an approved anger management course. During the aforementioned 180 day period Mr. Bourgault will not be allowed to participate as a driver in Pari-Mutuel events and will only be afforded the driving privileges of a Q/F driver. After completion of the 180 day period Mr. Bourgault’s record shall be reviewed to determine if his status as a Provisional (P) driver should be re-instated. $1,000
2/24/2022 Peter Mele using the whip in an excessive manner using more than wrist and elbow action in the stretch. (3rd violation in a 365 day period) $500, 3 days
2/14/2022 Phillip "Bo" Sowers failure to honor declaration resulting in the late scratch of #6 "TYRONBETTORSELLA N" in the 2nd Race on February 14, 2022 at Monticello Raceway. $250
2/10/2022 Dakota Jackson a late driver change on #6 "PRINCE OF ART" in the 6th Race $100
2/1/2022 Frederick Bourgault while driving #6 "ALI" in the 5th Race at Monticello Raceway dropped down without clearance at the top of the stretch causing interference to #2 "JANAID" resulting in disqualification from 2nd to 3rd position; Mr Bourgault also kicked #6 "ALI in the stretch. $500, 5 days
1/27/2022 Scott Dane Owner of #7 "KEENE OLIVIA" in the 7th Race of 1/31/2022 at Monticello Raceway Scott Dane removed the horse from the care of the trainer of record after programming time resulting in a late scratch. $250
1/27/2022 Robert Dill late driver change on #3 "REEL EM IN" in the 1st Race on January 26, 2022 at Monticello Raceway. $100
1/27/2022 Renaldo Morales III Euro Rail violation at the top of the stretch while driving #1 "ALL ABOUT RUSTY" in the 2nd Race on 1/26/2022 at Monticello Raceway. $100
12/30/2021 Brad Irvine Brad Irvine trainer of record for #6 "STARDUST MEMORIES" in the 1st Race on 12/29/21 at Monticello Raceway failed to have Furosemide administered by the designated time resulting in a late scratch. $250
12/16/2021 Al Annunziata Post-race analysis of the sample(s) submitted resulted in a positive finding for FLUMETHASONE. “KING STREET” finished 1st is hereby disqualified and placed 6th. All purse monies paid must be returned and redistributed. The claim processed on “KING STREET” on this date is hereby declared void at the request of the claimant. The horse shall be returned and claiming price refunded. Having appeared before a representative of the NYSGC and waiving the right to a formal hearing and appeal the suspension is hereby reduced to 7 days and the fine is reduced to $500. “KING STREET” will be required to submit a negative sample for the above mentioned substance before being allowed to participate in further racing in the State of New York. During the term of suspension Mr Annunziata will be denied the priviledge of and access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the NYSGC. All horses owned or trained by Mr Annunziata shall be denied the priviledge of participating in any racing in New York State during the term of suspension. $500, 7 days
12/7/2021 Austin M. Gilbert Trainer Austin Gilbert 1s hereby suspended 365 days and fined $2,000. During a search of the barn and tack room assigned to Mr. Gilbert conducted by the NYSGC; lnvestingators discovered and seized hypodermic equipment and controlled medications not bearing a veterinarians label and/or prescription. Mr. Gilbert was present at the search and said items were bagged and sealed in his presence. During the term of suspension Mr. Gilbert will be denied the pnv1ledge of and access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the NYSGC. All horses owned or trained by Mr. Gilbert shall be denied the privileges of participation in New York State during the term of suspension. $2000, 365 days
12/1/2021 Austin M. Gilbert Austin Gilbert as trainer of record for the horse "BRENDA'S GOT IT" winner of the 1st Race on October 11, 2021 at Monticello Raceway is hereby suspended 30 days and fined $1000. Post-race analysis of the sample submitted resulted in a positive finding for TESTOSTERONE at a level higher than the allowable threshold of 100 pg/ml. "BRENDA'S GOT IT" finished 1st is hereby disqualified and placed un-placed. All purse monies payed must be returned and redistributed. Having appeared before a representative of the NYSGC and waiving the right to a formal hearing and appeal the suspension is hereby reduced to 15 days and the fine is reduced to $500. Having subsequently tested negative for the above mentioned substance the horse will not be required to re-test before participating. $500, 15 days
11/17/2021 Alan Schwartz Alan Schwartz as trainer of record for the horse "RACEACE" winner of the 4th race on October 27, 2021 is hereby suspended for 7 days and fined $1000. Post-race analysis of the sample submitted resulted in a positive finding of METHOCARBAMOL at a higher level than the allowable threshold of 1 Ng/ml. "RACEACE" finished 1st is hereby disqualified and placed 8th. All purse monies paid must be returned and redistributed. Having appeared before a representative of the NYSGC and waiving the right to formal hearing and appeal the suspension is hereby reduced to 3 days and the fine is reduced to $500. The horse "RACEACE' will be required to submit a negative sample for the above mentioned substance before being allowed to participate in further racing in the State of New York. During the term of suspension Mr. Schwartz will be denied the priviledge of and access to all grounds under the jurisdiction of the NYSGC. All horses owned or trained by Mr. Schwartz shall be denied the priviledge of participating in any racing in New York State during the term of suspension. $500, 3 days
11/17/2021 Gareth Dowse Failure to drive when programmed in the 4th race on #3 "HAN SOLO" $100
11/11/2021 Fredereick Bourgault Fredereick Bourgault having appeared before a representative of the NYSGC and waiving his right to a formal hearing and appeal is hereby suspended (driving priviledges only) for 3 days and fined the sum of $300. Mr. Bourgault while driving #3 "GREY BELL" in the 6th Race failed to keep a line in each hand and whipped one handed before the 3/4 pole. $300, 3 days
11/1/2021 Philip Bo Sowers Trainer Philip Bo Sowers is hereby fined the sum of $100 for failure to conduct his business in a timely manner to gain permission to remove the horse "RUN AROUND JOHN" from the Lasix list. $100
10/28/2021 Christopher A. Petrelli Driver Christopher Petrelli is hereby fined the sum of $100 for Euro Rail violation at the top of the stretch while driving #1 "MCARD ATTACK" in the 3rd Race on 10/27/2021 at Monticello Raceway. $100
10/25/2021 Michael J. Merton Driver Michael Merton is herebyfined the sum of $100 for the use of improper language during a verbal altercation with other licensees in the paddock after the 7th Race at Monticello Raceway on 10/19/2021. $100
10/20/2021 Fredereick Bourgault Fredereick Bourgault while driving #6 "ACEFORTYFOUR CORY" in the 1st Race whipped the horse after the finish. $200
10/18/2021 Peter J. Mele Driver Peter Mele having appeared before a representative of the New York State Gaming Commission and waiving his right to a hearing and appeal is hereby suspended (driving priviledges only) for 15 days. Mr Mele while driving #1 "HOLY MOMENT" in the 7th Race bore out without clearance in the stretch putting a wheel unde r#4 "CHEESEHEAD" and caused interference to trailing horses resulting in dsqualification from 4th to 7th position 15 days
10/12/2021 Fredereick Bourgault Driver Fredereick Bourgault while driving #2 "STATEMENT" in the 5th Race failed to keep a line in each hand and whipped one handed before the 3/4 pole $100
10/11/2021 McGwire P. Sowers Driver McGwire Sowers while driving #4 "KING STREET" did kick at the top of the stretch. $200
9/28/2021 Christopher A. Petrelli Failure to drive when programmed in the 4th race on #8 "MACHLICIOUS" $100
9/27/2021 Renaldo Morales III Driver Renaldo Morales III is hereby suspended (driving priviledges only) for 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. Mr Morales while driving #1 "ROSE RUN WOODROW" in the 6th race put a wheel under #2 "NOTHING TOSEE HERE" at the top of the stretch causing interference to #2 and all trailing horses resulting in disqualification from 2nd to 6th position. Having appeared before a representative of the New York State Gaming commission and waiving his right to a hearing and appeal the reduction of suspension is granted. 3 days
9/22/2021 Veronica R. Merton Trainer Veronica Merton is hereby assessed a penalty of $100 for a late driver change on #2 "SHADOWOFTHENORTH" in the 5th race. $100
9/21/2021 Frederick Bourgault Driver Fredereick Bourgault is hereby suspended (driving priviledges only) for 8 days reduced to 5 days without an appeal. Mr Bourgault while driving #3 "GREY BELL" in the 3rd race came out putting a wheel under and causing interference to #2 "MAJORETTE ANGIE" at the top of the stretch resulting in disqualification from 2nd to 4th position. 5 days
9/20/2021 Michael J. Merton Driver Michael Merton is hereby fined the sum of $500 for using the whip in a brutal and excessive manner after the race causing visable injury on #2 "DONAU" in the 6th race. $500
9/7/2021 James J. Devaux 8 days , reduced to 3 without an appeal. Mr. Devaux while driving #3 " Run Around John" in the 4th race put a wheel under the #2 "Machine Team" at the top stretch causing the #2 to go off stride resulting in disqualification from 2nd to 5th position . 3 days
8/23/2021 Michael W. Whelan Driver Michael Whelan is hereby suspended (driving priviledges only) for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. Mr Whelan while driving #2 "SOMETHINGINTHEWIND" in the 1st Race hooked wheels with #4 "BUELLER" in the stretch also causing interference to #5 "CATHERINE'SDIAMOND" and #7 "SHADOWOFTHENORTH" resulting in disqualification from 3rd to 8th position. 5 days
8/16/2021 Peter J. Mele Driver Peter Mele is hereby suspended (driving privileges only) for a term of 8 days. Mr. Mele while driving #2 "SIR MACHALOT" in the 1st Race continually crowded #1 "SHADOWOFTHE NORTH" from past the 1/2 to past the 3/4 causing interference to #1 and causing his horse to make a break. 8 days
8/11/2021 Richard Campolong Trainer Richard Campolong failed to have his entrant #7 "PRINCESS BRISA" in the 3rd Race in the paddock in a timely manner resulting in a late scratch. $250
8/9/2021 Gary L. Saj Owner of #3 "PROUDAMERICANGIRL" in the 5th Race on 08/09/2021 Gary L. Saj removed the horse from the care of the listed trainer after programming time resulting in a late scratch. $250
8/9/2021 Todd Buter Late driver change Race 1 #4 "CERTIFIED IDEAL" $100
8/3/2021 Jeffery L. Sorenson Late Driver Change Race 11 #5 "LANJO LEE" $100
7/26/2021 Aaron J. Lambert Trainer Aaron Lambert failed to have his entrant #1 (TRANQUILITY K) in the 7th Race in the paddock in a timely manner. $200
7/22/2021 Peter J. Mele Driver Peter mele is hereby suspended (driving priviledges only) for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. Mr Mele while driving #1 (Sir Machalot) in the 2nd race came out without clearance at the 3/4 pole causing interference to #2 (Rakin It In) resulting in disqualification from 2nd to 3rd position. 3 days
7/22/2021 Candace I. Brandstatter Trainer Candace Brandstatter trainer of record for #8 (SB MIKES HOT BEACH) in the 5th race failed to have entrant administered Furosemide by the designated time resulting in a late scratch) $250
7/15/2021 Scott V. Keppler Euro Rail violation at the top of the stretch while driving #5 (Judge Ken) in Race 2. Finished 2nd placed 7th $100
6/29/2021 Marianna C. Monaco As the owner of #8 Haymitch who was scheduled to Race on Thursday 7/1/21 in Race 5 you failed to honor your declaration. You removed your horse from the care of the trainer listed on your entry thus necessitating a scratch $250
6/22/2021 Richard E. Harp While driving #4 (The Surreal Thing) in Race 1 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. Any $100
6/22/2021 Herman J. Swartzentruber While driving #6 (Highest Hill) in the 3rd race you failed to come up into and stay in position behind the starting gate. $50
6/18/2021 McGwire P. Sowers While driving #3 (Midnight Shark) in race 8 you did kick your horse leaving the gate $200
6/16/2021 Paul M. Walker While driving #1 (Suits) in Race 1 you did use your whip in an unconventional manner in the stretch. $200
6/14/2021 Michael J. Merton While driving #6 (Too Much Sun) in Race 6 you did in engage in conversation during the post parade. $100
6/14/2021 James R. Taggart Jr While driving #7 (The New Americana) in Race 6 you did engage in conversation during the post parade. $100
6/10/2021 James R. Taggart Jr While driving #6 (Grave Dancer) in Race 7 you did committ a euro rail violation at the top of the stretch. $100
6/4/2021 Michael Annunziata You failed to honor your declaration for Race 6 #5 (Settlemoir) thus neccessitating a scratch. $250
5/27/2021 Braxten B. Boyd You are hereby suspended a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #3 (Cajon Thomas) in Race 1 you did crowd #4 (Western Alumni) around the final turn carrying him out and causing interference to multiple horses. You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 4th for this infraction. 3 days
5/18/2021 Braxten B. Boyd While driving #1 (Labatt Hanover0 you did use the whip in an unconventional manner in the stretch. $100
5/17/2021 Michael J. Merton You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #4 (Man He Can Skoot) in Race 5 you did hook the wheel of #5 (Danishdujour) after the 3/4 pole. 3 days
5/14/2021 James J. Devaux You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #5 (Major Gravity) in Race 8 you did bear out in the stretch casuing #4 (KJ Michael Gary) to break stride. You finished 3rd and were placed 5th for this infraction. 3 days
5/11/2021 Kyle W. Dibenedetto Whiled driving #7 (Mylittlesurfergirl) in Race 2 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 pole $100
5/6/2021 Justin V. Huckabone While driving #7 (KJ Natalia) in race 1 you did kick your horse at the start of the race. $300
4/28/2021 Richard Campolong While driving #3 (Spring Queen) in Qualifying race 1 on 4/28/21 you did repeatedly whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $250
4/15/2021 Brandon A. Parker You are herby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving # 4 (Rise Up Now) in Race 4 you did hook wheels with # 1 (I'm a Gift) approaching the 1/4 pole causing interference to him and trailing horses. You finished 3rd and were disqualified and placed 8th for this infraction. 3 days
4/12/2021 Peter J. Mele While driving #4 (Sir Machalot) in Race 13 you did use the whip in an excessive manner in the stretch $100
4/12/2021 Anthony J. Verruso While driving #5 (Exarch) in Race 3 you did use the whip in an excessive manner in the stretch. $100
4/7/2021 Justin V. Huckabone While driving your horse in Race 6 #6 (Im A Director N) you did kick your horse repeatedly in the stretch. $200
4/1/2021 Raymond Vizzi While driving #3 (Broadway Promise) in Race 3 you did use the whip in an excessive manner repeatedly in the stretch. $100
4/1/2021 Brandon A. Parker While driving #2 (Cinnamon Stick) in Race 7 you did use the whip in an unconventional manner in the stretch. $100
3/30/2021 Raymond Vizzi While driving #2 (Steuben Gladiator) in Race 4 you did kick your horse around the final turn $100
3/25/2021 Justin V. Huckabone While driving #3 (Chico Estrella) in Race 6 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
3/16/2021 Rocco A. Vinci While driving #3 (My Better Man) in Race 1 you did kick your horse in the stretch. $100
3/11/2021 James J. Devaux While driving #7 (Zampara) in Race 5 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
3/11/2021 James R. Taggart Jr. You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #4 (Mcard Attack) in Race 5 you did strike the hoof of #3 (Amrcanbootscoota) while attempting to clear him approaching the 3/4 pole. You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 2nd for this offense. 3 days
3/11/2021 Michael Annunziata You failed to have your horse for Race 1 #1 (Lone Raider) in the paddock at the designated time. $100
3/11/2021 Jacob R. Zakrzewski You failed to have your horse in Race 2 #7 (Evolution Tour) in the paddock at the designated time. $100
3/10/2021 Shane J. Taggart You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #5 (Bet On Joe) in race 7 you did hook wheels with #3 (Mikey Boy) in the stretch. This is a driving suspension only. 3 days
3/8/2021 Brandon A. Parker While driving #6 (Excelant Chance) in Race 7 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 mile mark. $100
3/8/2021 John S. Desimone You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 5 days without an appeal. While driving #1 (Gorgeous Ranay) in Race 6 you did take back quickly in front of a field of horses causing them to slow down excessively. Your actions cause confusion and interference among the trailing horses. You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 6th for this infraction. This is a driving suspension only. 5 days
2/15/2021 Paul M. Walker While driving #5 (Delight Fashion) in Race 3 you did use the whip in an unconventional manner in the stretch. $100
1/28/2021 Thomas G. Milici You failed to designate a trainer in your absence for Race 5 #3 (Puma) $100
1/28/2021 James D. Scarpias While driving #4 (All About Amy) in race 10, you failed to come up into and stay in position behind the starting gate. $50
1/19/2021 Renaldo Morales III While driving #7 (Lk's Nancy Lee) in Race 3 you did kick your horse at the start of the race. $100
1/13/2021 Jay L. Randall While driving #2 (Flight of the Kiwi) in Race 6 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
1/13/2021 Lloyd (Alex) A. Macdonald While driving #4 (Waiting for wings) in Race 1 you did kick your horse in the stretch. $100
1/13/2021 Renaldo Morales III While driving #2 (ER Shane) in Race 4 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $100
12/31/2020 Joseph D. Lee While driving #5 (Ideal Rowan) in Race 2 you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official. $100
12/31/2020 Andrew W. Adamczyk While driving #6(Gitn Drunkonaplane) in Race 2 you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official. $100
12/31/2020 James J. Devaux You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #7 (Song Chapter) in Race 6 you did change your course in the stretch interfering with #5 (Credit List) causing him to break stride. You finished 4th and were disqualified and placed 8th for this infraction. 3 days
12/31/2020 Gregory Merton While driving # 6 (Weekend Wit BigD) you did use your whip in an excessive manner through the stretch. $300
12/31/2020 Justin V. Huckabone While driving # 6 (Northern Assassin A) in Race 7 you did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate way in the stretch. $100
12/31/2020 Pasquale Picca While driving #2 (Pell Mell) in Race 9 you did use your whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner in the stretch. $200
12/29/2020 James R. Taggart Jr. While driving #1, "GORGEOUS RANAY," going to the 1/8 pole in the 3rd Race at Monticello Raceway, you commit a Euro Rail violation. $100
12/23/2020 Joseph D. Lee You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #7 (Frills N Lace) in Race 1 you did put a wheel under #6 (Dreamfair Fantasy) in the stretch causing him to break stride. You finished 2nd and were disqualified and placed 5th for this infraction. 3 days
12/21/2020 Mark E. Whitcroft While driving #2 (Notoutofthewoods) in Race 1 you did kick your horse repeatedly approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
12/21/2020 Mitchell J. Mackenzie On 11/11/20 while competing in Qualifying race #4 your horse Torrid Bromac N was found to be over the allowable limit of furosemide. $100
12/18/2020 Andrew C. Monti While driving #8 (Big Pocket Teen) in Race 10 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
12/12/2020 Mike R. Polansky While driving #7 (Noble Warrawee) in Race 2 you did one hand whip before the 3/4 pole. $100
12/10/2020 Miguel A. Alejo Hernadez You are hereby suspended from driving for a term of 8 days. While driving #4 (Roland N Rock) in Race 6 you did slow down excessiively approaching the quarter pole to allow #3 (Sammy B Happy) to take the lead thus causing confusion and interference to trailing horses. You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 7th for this infraction. 8 days
11/30/2020 McGwire P. Soers You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #2 (Miss Meeko) in Race 2 you did hook the wheel of #8 (Hoopla Hanover) at the top of the stretch causing interference to her. You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 2nd for this infraction. 3 days
11/24/2020 Justin V. Huckabone While driving #5 (Runhappy Ten) in Race 5 you did use the whip in an unconventional manner in the stretch. $100
11/24/2020 Gregory Merton While driving #2 (What's Goin On) in Race 5 you did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner in the stretch. $200
11/20/2020 Kyle W. Debenedetto You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 5 days without an appeal. While driving #1 (Alta Jerome N) in Race 2 you did slow down and take back quickly in front of a field of horses so as to cause confusion and interference to the entire field. You finished 2nd and were disqualified and placed 8th for this infraction. 5 days
11/20/2020 James J. Devaux You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #1 (KJ Brent) in Race 11 you did change course and put a wheel under #5 (Hickory Little Red) approaching the half mile pole causing him to shorten stride. You finished 1st and were disqualified and placed 4th for this infraction. 3 days
11/12/2020 Hunter W. Oakes You did use the whip in an excessive manner while driving #5 (Catherines Diamond) in Race 3. $200
11/11/2020 Christopher A. Petrelli While driving #7 (One Lucky Dragon) in Race 8 you did one hand whip before the 3/4 pole. $100
11/11/2020 Anthony S. Beltrami While driving #3 (Crookshanks) in Race 6 you did kick your horse repeatedly down the backstretch approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
11/10/2020 Gregory Merton You did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner while driving #5 (Masterson) in Race 7. $100
11/6/2020 Shane Darish While driving #4 (Precious Blue Chip) in Race 4 you did use the whip in an indiscriminate and excessive manner after the 3/4 pole $100
11/6/2020 Pasquale Picca While driving #8 (Pell Mell) in Race 6 you did use the whip repeatedly on a horse out of contention in an uneccessary and indiscriminate manner. $100
11/6/2020 Michael J. Merton You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #5 (The New Americana) in Race 9 you did come out into and put a wheel under #2 (Jericho Diva) causing him to break stride in the stretch and through the wire. You finished 3rd and were disqualified and placed 5th for this infraction. 3 days
11/6/2020 Hunter W. Oakes You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #2 (Steuben Gladiator) in Race 10 you did come out late approaching the half mile pole putting a wheel under #4 (JS McFlash) carrying him wide and causing interference to him. You finished 2nd and were disqualified and placed 6th for this infraction. 3 days
11/4/2020 McGwire P. Sowers While driving #7 (Redneck Fortune) in Race 5 you did kick your horse in the final turn $300
11/2/2020 George R. Harrison While driving # 2 (The Fire Within) in Race 1 you did put a wheel under #3 (King Otra) and force your way into a position where there was not sufficient clearance approaching the quarter pole. 5 days
11/2/2020 Gregory Merton While driving #4 (Sea's Ideal) in Race 2 you did commit a eurorail violation at the top of the stretch. $100
11/2/2020 Bryce C. Newman You failed to provide a urine speciman upon request at Monticello Raceway on 10/30/20. 15 days
10/29/2020 Michael J. Merton While driving #2 (Bold and Brave) in Race 9 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $100
10/26/2020 Jesse W. Kopa You failed to conduct yourself in a forthright gentlemanly manner while in the paddock after Race 9 on 10/21/20 while acting as owner, trainer, and groom for #2 (Virtuous Dance) $250
10/26/2020 McGwire P. Sowers While driving # 3 (Blue Bell Beauty) in Race 4 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $200
10/26/2020 Michael A. Forte While driving # 5 (Diamonds For Ember) in Race 4 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
10/21/2020 Leon B. Bailey While driving #4 (Brimfield) in Race 8 you did kick your horse approaching the 3/4 pole. $100
10/21/2020 Richard Campolong While driving #6 (New Boss In Town) in the 3rd qualifier you did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner during the race. $100
10/20/2020 Richard E. Harp While driving #5 (Candys Boy) in Race 2 you did use the whip in an unconventional manner after the 3/4 pole. $100
10/20/2020 Joseph J. Chindano Jr While driving #7 (Airspinder) in Race 3 you failed to come up to the gate and stay in position. $50
10/15/2020 Brandon A. Parker You failed to drive when programmed on 10/15/20 in Race 3 horse #7 (American Champ) $100
10/14/2020 Jonathan S. Appelbaum As the owner of #7 (Sizzlin Sally) in Race 1 on 10/14/20 you did remove your horse from the care of the listed trainer on your declaration after programming time. $250
10/13/2020 Shane T. Taggart While driving #4 (J Wanda) in race 4 you did kick your horse just after the 3/4 mark. $100
10/13/2020 Michael E. Eaton While driving #1 (All About Rusty) in Race 8 you did kick your horse in the stretch $100
10/13/2020 Joseph J. Chindano Jr You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. Whiled driving #3 (Jetstream Gypsy) in Race 5 you did help another horse #4 (Princess Brisa) improve her position before the 1/4 pole by creating clearance for a hole. 3 days
10/12/2020 Ronald V. Langley You did change drivers after programming time for Race 2 #1 (The Boss' Wife) $100
10/8/2020 Leon B. Bailey You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #2 (Miss Quality) in Race 3 you did hook the wheel of #1 (See You Friday) at the top of the stretch. 3 days
10/8/2020 John S. Desimone While driving #3 (RT Lange) in Race 1 you did use the whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $100
10/1/2020 Hunter W. Oakes While driving #4 (Some Gold) in Race 7 you were in clear violation of rule 4117.8 {c} using the whip in an excessive and unnecessary manner after the 3/4 pole repeatedley whipping while out of contention $100
10/1/2020 James J. Devaux While driving #7 (Upfront Lorne) you did kick your horse approaching the 5/8 pole. $100
9/30/2020 Kyle W. Dibenedetto While driving #5 (ER Shane) in Race 1 you did commit a euro rail violation at the top of the stretch. $100
9/28/2020 Leon B. Bailey While driving #2 (Spring Luck) in Race 1 you did use the whip in an excessive and indiscriminate manner in the stretch. $100
9/28/2020 McGwire P. Sowers While driving #3 (Kremlin) in Race 3 you did whip one handed before the 3/4 pole. $100
9/22/2020 Leon B. Bailey You are hereby suspended for a term of 8 days reduced to 3 days without an appeal. While driving #3 (All About Rusty) in Race 1 you did strike the wheel of #2 (Makasi) causing interference to him before the half mile pole. 3 days
9/22/2020 Christopher E. Doherty While driving #6 (Garnet) in Race 3 you did use the whip in an indiscriminate manner in the stretch. $100
3/10/2020 Michael D. Austin In the first race at Monticello Raceway on March 10, 2020 you did make a driver change after program time. $50
3/6/2020 Larry T. Boyce Failure to deliver a specimen when directed. 15 days
2/26/2020 Kyle W. Dibenedetto While driving #4, "FOUNTAIN SQUARE," in Race 2 at MR on 2/26, in the stretch you bore out into #5, "ALL ABOUT RUSTY," 3 days
2/24/2020 Gregory Merton in Race 6, past the 5/8 pole, you failed to pull your horse to its proper gait. You are fined $500.00 and suspended for a total of 8 days - 2/19 through 2/27with an interruption on 2/22/20 to enable you to drive in Stakes Race, and making you eligible to resume full driving prjvileges on 2/28/20, to make an 8-day total suspension of driving privileges. 8 days, $500
1/30/2020 Veronica R. Merton As trainer of record of #5, "WELLTHEREYOUGO," that finished 1st in the 4th Race at MR on 11/7/19, while the drug methylprednisolone was present in his system in violation of above-stated rules, and having returned the purse and being redistributed considering the circumstances, your fine is reduced from $1,000.00 to $500.00. $500
1/27/2020 Joseph D. Lee in Race 5, you did bear down in the last turn, causing interference to #3, 3 days
1/27/2020 Carl S. Tirella you failed to honor your declaration. $250
1/15/2020 Hunter W. Oakes in the 5th Race, you violated the whipping rule in the stretch. $150
1/13/2020 John S. Desimone in Race 8, you did bear in, causing interference 3 days
1/9/2020 James J. Devaux Kicking while driving #4, "ROCKME SOCKS OFF," in Race 5. $100
1/7/2020 Elisha A. LaFreniere Failure to conduct yourself in a forthright manner in the paddock. $100
1/6/2020 Gregory Merton in Race 10, you caused interference to #3, "BULLVILLE BREN," in the last turn. 3 days
12/30/2019 Samuel U. King n Race 8, you did bear in and cause interference to #2, "SAMMY B HAPPY." Number 5 finished 2nd, DQ, placed 4th. 3 days
12/23/2019 Michael C. Watson while the drug clenbuterol was present in its system, you are in violation of the above-stated rules. Having returned the purse, which was redistributed, and having appeared and considering circumstances, your penalty is reduced to $500.00 and 15 days, starting 12/22/2019 through 1/5/2020 15 days, $500
12/11/2019 "Bo" A Sowers in Race 7, you changed drivers after program time. $50
12/4/2019 Agostino Abbatiello Sr As trainer of record of #2, Victory Singer, in Qualifier 3 on 12/4/19, you delayed the start (not having the horse ready). $50
11/26/2019 Kyle W. Dibenedetto While driving #4, "SURFACE TENSION," in Race 6, you did bear down in first turn, causing interference to #2, "SARABOO." 3 days
11/5/2019 Hunter W. Oakes in Race 2, you failed to drive when programmed. $50
10/29/2019 John S. Desimone in Race # 1, Mr. De Simone Jr. did kick his horse before the start causing her to break. $50
10/28/2019 Nicholas K. Surick Mr. Surick the trainer of record for his entry #5 DEEP DREAMER was entered at Monticello on 10/28/19 in race # 6. The owner of this entry was not properly licensed by the NYSGC rule # 4116.11 trainer responsibility. $250
10/21/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. in Race 6, you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official past the 1/4. $100
10/21/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official past the 1/4. $50
10/10/2019 Hunter W. Oakes in Race 8, you had a euro rail violation at the top of the stretch. $50
9/30/2019 Hunter W. Oakes you failed to obey the instructions of a racing official with a euro rail violation in the last turn. $50
9/29/2019 Gary S. Corona ou failed to conduct yourself in a gentlemanly manner $100
9/29/2019 Michael S. Weiner You are fined $500.00 for violation of your consent to Conditions for Racing Privileges, signed by you $500
9/29/2019 Gary S. Corona you failed to conduct yourself in a gentlemanly manner $100
9/24/2019 Jennifer Sabot First while the drug, Propantheline, was present in his system, you are in violation of the above-stated rules. Having appeared and returned the purse, which has been redistributed, and considering the circumstances, your penalty is reduced 15 days, $400
9/16/2019 Joseph J. Chindano Jr you failed to obey the instructions of race official $50
9/4/2019 Thomas c. Angerame the person you had ship your horse in the grounds did not have a valid NYS License. $100
8/26/2019 Al M. Annunziata While on grounds of Monticello Raceway, you did possess equipment in violation of above-stated rule. Your $500 fine has been reduced to $250. $250
8/22/2019 Cory R. Stratton in Race 10, you violated the whipping rule $100
8/15/2019 Hunter W. Oakes you failed to obey Racing Official. Euro Eail last turn. $50
7/31/2019 Michael J. Merton you hooked wheels with #2, "DEKEYSER," in the last turn and caused interference to the trailing horses. Your 8 day suspension has been reduced to 3 3 days
7/28/2019 Dennis M. Washington UNPAID FINE - Having not paid the fine from MR29-2019 of $2,000.00 within the allotted time, your license is suspended until the fine, and any interest, is paid in full.
7/22/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. you bore out and interfered with #7, "JOYFUL GAME," going to the 3/4 pole. suspension has been reduced from 8 days to 3 days 3 days
7/16/2019 John S. Desimone in Race 7, you kicked your horse. $100
7/9/2019 Bruce A. Aldrich Jr. violated the Euro Rail rule $50
7/9/2019 Austin M. Gilbert the drug, Flunixin was present in system $250
6/25/2019 Nick A. Clegg failure to drive when programmed. $50
6/25/2019 James R. Taggart Jr. failed to obey instruction of Racing Official coming to the half-mile pole. $100
6/20/2019 Chad E. Washington Failure to drive when programmed $50
6/20/2019 Andrew W. Adamzyk you changed driver after program time. $50
6/18/2019 Andrew W. Adamzyk you changed driver after program time. $50
5/15/2019 Michael J. Merton you failed to conduct yourself in a forthright manner. $100
5/13/2019 Austin T. Siegelman you failed to drive in the 2nd race, #2 horse, "FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS," forcing a late driver change. $50
5/9/2019 Christopher A. Petrelli you failed to designate a trainer in Race Two and in Race Seven $200
5/9/2019 Patrick Beeler you were in violation of the whipping rule going to the 3/4 pole $100
4/24/2019 John S. Desimone you failed to conduct yourself in a forthright manner. $100
4/22/2019 Michael J. Merton you failed to follow the instructions of a racing official - eurorail. $50
4/11/2019 Dennis M. Washington mistreated and endangered the horse, “WELLWESAID,” an unqualified, non-veterinarian dangerously and recklessly injected the area of the left front hoof of the horse, which became infected and resulted in the horse's death by euthanasia on April 16, 2019, and you failed to guard the horse and knowingly caused and permitted this unsafe and dangerous treatment of the horse. falsely and fraudulently obtained or attempted to obtain payments for training expenses 730 days, $2000
4/2/2019 Austin T. Siegelman you failed to follow the instructions of a racing official - euro rail - past the 1/2. $100
4/1/2019 John S. Desimone you did violate euro rail. $100
3/25/2019 Kyle W. Dibenedetto in Race 1, you kicked your horse, going to the 3/4 pole. $100
3/11/2019 John S. Desimone Bore in and interfered with #3, "IDEAL VIC," going to the 3/4 pole. 3 days
3/11/2019 Shane J. Taggart Failed to drive when programed at Monticello Raceway in the 2nd race $50
3/11/2019 Austin T. Siegelman Failed to obey the racing official (Eurorail). $50
3/7/2019 Michael J. Merton Bore out into the #1, "BULLEVILLE BLAST" in the stretch. 3 days
3/6/2019 McGwire P. Sowers Struck the wheel of the #5 FOUR STARZZ LEFTY" past the 1/4 pole. 3 days
3/5/2019 Michael C. Watson Failed to designate a trainer. $100
3/5/2019 Brandon A. Parker Violated the whipping rule. $50
2/27/2019 Joseph Ricco Jr Failed to come up into position. $50
2/27/2019 Anthony P. Cuccio Did change driver after program time. $50
2/26/2019 Nicholas J. Surick Failed to designate a trainer in your absence $100
2/20/2019 Patricia A. Harmon Failed to honor your declaration. $250
2/13/2019 Shane J. Taggart In violation of the whipping $100
2/6/2019 Robert T. Lounsbury Horse exceeded the allowable level of furosemide in his system in violation of the above-stated rules. $250
1/24/2019 Michael J. Merton Bore out and interferred with #3, "RACE ME COCOA," past the 3/4 pole. 8 day suspension, reduced to 3 3 days
1/19/2019 Aristotle Stamatien While the drug testosterone was present in his system in violation of the above-stated rules, the purse was returned and redistributed and horse was disqualified with 30 day Full Suspension and 1,000.00 fine.. Reduced to 10 days and $500 fine. 10 Days - $500
1/10/2019 Shane T. Taggart Did bear down into #5, "HISTOiRE ETERNELLE," in the last turn. 3 Days
1/8/2019 Patrick Beeler Drove in an inconsistent manner. 5 Days
1/7/2019 John S. Desimone Failed to obey the instructions of Racing Official, foot out of stirrup going to the 3/4 pole. $50
12/27/2018 McGwire P. Sowers Did take back quickly in front of a field of horses, failing to maintain a proper pace 3 Days
12/26/2018 Vincent J. Campolong Failed to provide a urine specimen upon request 15 Days
12/19/2018 George Anthrop Changed driver after program time $50
12/10/2018 John S. Desimone Slowed down the field after the 1/4 mile, causing confusion to the trailing horses. 5 Days
11/28/2018 Bruce Aldrich Jr Failed to obey a racing official. (Euro Rail at the top of the stretch) $50
11/14/2018 James Taggart Jr. Eurorail Violation