From the Los Alamitos Stewards Minutes, January 23:

“Jockey Efrain Hernandez was in to review the third race on Saturday evening where he struck his horse [Sibernation] four times right handed approaching the far turn. Mr. Hernandez explained that he just lost track of the crop strokes, and thought his horse was lazy and needed some encouragement.”

“…thought his horse was lazy and needed some encouragement” – fine: $100

“Jockey Jesus Rios Ayala was in to review his ride on Uno Corona Mas in the third trial for the Winter Derby on Saturday evening. During the heated battle for the win, Mr. Ayala got a little carried away and struck his mount approximately eight or nine times in the shadow of the wire. He admitted to his over zealous actions, but was too excited about getting the victory.”

“…got a little carried away…but was too excited about getting the victory” – fine: $100

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