From the Los Alamitos Stewards Minutes, June 27:
“JOCKEY SANTIAGO MENDEZ IS FINED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD RULE #1688 (USE OF WHIPS – WHIPPING IN POST PARADE) ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015. The foregoing ruling was issued after Jockey Santiago Mendez was cited for warming up his mount with his crop prior to the seventh race on Friday, June 26, 2015.”
“…warming up his mount with his crop.”
From the same weekly report (6/23-6/28):
“Three equine deaths were reported this week due to racing injuries.” Identities, however, withheld. This is horseracing.