Iowa Stewards Issue 60-Day Suspension For ‘Falsifying Documents’ In Stabling Record

Pony rider and veterinary assistant Andrew Gawarecki has been suspended 60 days by the Prairie Meadows Board of Stewards for “falsifying documents and stabling a horse on the grounds without proper and valid medical certificate and/or records potentially putting the horse population at Prairie Meadows at risk,” according to the official ruling.

Gawarecki brought a horse in to the Prairie Meadows stable area on July 20, reporting to the stable gate that the horse was “Gotta Moment.” That horse recorded a workout at Canterbury Park on July 22.

On July 26, a current health certificate, a negative Piroplasmosis (drawn on July 20, effective date July 23) and a negative Coggins report was turned in to the racing office for horse “Living in the Past” by trainer Tyler Stein (not the trainer of record).

On July 30, the horse “Living in the Past” was removed from Prairie Meadows’ stable area, and the exit log indicated that Living in the Past was not listed in the computer as being stabled at Prairie Meadows.

A hearing on Aug. 14 found that Living in the Past was on the Prairie Meadows grounds without proper documentation for six days, and Gawarecki reportedly admitted to the allegations and said he made a mistake.

Gawarecki’s suspension will run from Aug. 18, 2020 through Oct. 17, 2020.

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