Jockey Club Denies Stud Book Privileges to Three for Drug Violations

Jose S. Nunez, Ricardo Murillo, and Mario Serey Jr. were denied privileges for 10, five, and two years, respectively.

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The Jockey Club has announced that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective Jan. 1.

The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and the privileges of any registration process for any Thoroughbred. The denials of privileges are pursuant to Rule 19 of the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book.

Jose S. Nunez was denied privileges for 10 years for being determined to have violated racing statutes, rules, or regulations relating to prohibited or restricted drugs, medications or substances in a Thoroughbred. The violations occurred at Charles Town Racetrack, in Ransom, West Virginia, on March 19, 2016, and March 26, 2016.

Ricardo Murillo was denied privileges for five years for being determined to have violated a racing statute, rule, or regulation relating to prohibited or restricted drugs, medications, or substances in a Thoroughbred. The violation also occurred at Charles Town Racetrack on Sept. 28, 2016

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