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Baffert suspended, horses DQ’d

You must be as tired of hearing about Baffert as we are of reporting on him. Today we post only to follow up on his suspected doping at Oaklawn Park. The results, as they say, are in.

The BloodHorse reports:

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Oaklawn Park stewards have announced a 15-day suspension for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert after two of his standout horses failed post-race drug tests May 2 at the Hot Springs, Ark., track.

Following a July 13 hearing, the stewards forwarded decisions, dated July 14 and announced July 15, calling for a Baffert’s suspension beginning Aug. 1, and the disqualification of both Charlatan, who won a division of the May 2 Arkansas Derby (G1), and Gamine, a filly who won an allowance-level race on the same card and later won the Longines Acorn Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park in record time.

Baffert is appealing the decision. What a surprise. Baffert could care less about getting a suspension. What he doesn’t like is them DQ’ing his horses. Please just go away Bob.

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