Commission Rulings, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Commission Rulings Reported to Daily Racing Form SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 9. — The Massachusetts commission issued the following ruling: "The commission considered the evidence presented at a hearing held In the case of owner-trainer Ralph Lentini who had appealed a ruling made by the stewards of the Suffolk Downs meeting on April 26, 1951. "After due consideration the commission finds: "1. — That it has jurisdiction of the said owner -trainer Ralph Lentini and of the subject matter thereof. "2 — That the presence of the drug thiamine Vitamin B-l in the urine sample taken from the horse No Meg, winner of the ninth race at Suffolk Downs on April 23, 1951, was not contested by owner-trainer Ralph Lentini. "3 — That owner-trainer Ralph Lentini pleaded guilty to the violation of rule 517-a of the rules of horse racing. "4 — That the ruling made by the stewards of the Suffolk Downs meeting on April 26, 1951, redistributing the purse of the ninth race, April 23, 1951 at Suffolk Downs, may be sustained and is hereby upheld. It is therefore, ordered, that owner-trainer Ralph Lentini and all horses owned or trained by him are suspended to and including Monday, June 4, 1951, and denied all privileges of tracks under the supervision of the Massachusetts State Racing Commission."

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