Two days ago, I reported on Luis Flores-Garcia’s back-to-back incidents of animal cruelty at Zia November 20. Now we learn that on Sunday – one day after rulings were handed down in those two cases, and the very day his two-week suspension was to start – Flores-Garcia was cited for “careless riding” while aboard 2-year-old Vintage Bourdeaux. What did the wits at Zia do? Merely tacked seven days on to the about-to-start suspension. Also in that same race Sunday, 2-year-old Pandemic, say the stewards, “was struck to the head” by jockey Gerado Vera. $250 fine. Move on.
This is horseracing.