Commissioner of Thoroughbred Racing Kenesaw Mountain Rivera has found trainer Bobby Frankel guilty of illegal spying in last Saturdays Ruffian Stakes and has ruled that Frankel must forfeit two first round European draft picks in 2008.

Following the lead of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Frankel was ordered to reject two expatriates from the Juddmonte European racing operation, horses that usually come to Frankel each fall.

It was unknown at posting time whether the fine would include a Group 1 winner.

Commissioner Rivera ruled that Frankel had an unfair advantage when, after having a groom for trainer Lisa Lewis videotape Jerkens paddock instructions to his jockeys and learning that Jerkens had instructed the jockey aboard uncoupled stablemate Teammate not to go to the lead, his Ginger Punch was allowed to stalk a more comfortable early pace before drawing off to an impressive win.

Unlike New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Frankel did not try to conceal his advantage, telling the racing media in his post-race comments that we knew Teammate was not going to the lead.

Frankel was ordered to send next years incoming Juddmonte horses to the barn of Allen Jerkens, whose Miss Shop was second to Frankels Ginger Punch in the Ruffian.

Frankel has not yet presented his case to the commissioners office. Calls to Frankels Belmont Park barn phone were not returned.