NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Medina Spirit's KY Derby Participation 'Folly' Scientist says horse should not have been allowed to run after treatment with Otomax. THE BLOODHORSE reports: (28 June 22, 1:04 pm) — Dr. George Maylin, a New York scientific expert who tested post-race urine from Medina Spirit  after the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs and reported… Continue reading NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Haskell could see the return of Baffert

THE PAULICK REPORT reports: Trainer Bob Baffert plans to return to training on Sunday, July 3, following the conclusion of a 90-day suspension issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. According to the Asbury Park Press, the nine-time winner of the Grade 1 Haskell could send one or more top 3-year-old entrants to the Jersey Shore… Continue reading Haskell could see the return of Baffert

Horse racing is too far gone to be saved

The next best thing is to be honest about it. By Elizabeth Banicki | Guardian Online | 5th May 2022 As horse racing returns to the spotlight with the 148th Kentucky Derby, a respectable future for the sport that prioritizes equine welfare remains the longest shot of all Moments after crossing the wire second in… Continue reading Horse racing is too far gone to be saved

Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

We came across a Paulick Report article that has a “where are they now and what are they doing” list of Kentucky Derby winners. We chose five. Funny Cide (2003) When Funny Cide (Distorted Humor) won the 2003 Kentucky Derby, he was the first gelding to do so since Clyde Van Dusen (Man o' War)… Continue reading Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

Derby winner Rich Strike bit Churchill Downs’ lead pony and got punched for it

Everyone is talking about this, so we will too. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike was clearly "jacked up" on adrenalin (or perhaps something else), and could easily have gotten loose and harmed himself or others. So action needed to be immediate and successful. Insofar as punching the horse is concerned, we will let you view… Continue reading Derby winner Rich Strike bit Churchill Downs’ lead pony and got punched for it

Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

AUTHOR: ASSOCIATED PRESS RELEASE | 3 May 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A deal for Drug Free Sport International to police medication in horse racing was announced Tuesday, two months before the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority takes effect. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had been set [emphasis added] to become the regulator for anti-doping and… Continue reading Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

Hearing officer recommends 2 yr NYRA ban for Baffert

Hearing officer O. Peter Sherwood recommended April 27 that trainer Bob Baffert receive a two-year suspension from the New York Racing Association for repeated medication violations involving his horses in other jurisdictions. The suspension—which would apply only to NYRA's three racetracks, Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course—must still be approved by a three-person… Continue reading Hearing officer recommends 2 yr NYRA ban for Baffert

Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

Vivian was preparing to write an update on the ongoing troubles of racehorse trainer Bob Baffert — that Baffert's “get out of jail card” may no longer be what it used to be. Then she saw Barry Irwin's interesting article on the Paulick Report, where Mr. Erwin generously explains and analyzes Baffert's woes — from… Continue reading Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

Baffert suspended from Preakness

Do we think that the punishments of Bob Baffert are instilling fear in other cheating and doping racehorse trainers? Not a bit. It would not surprise us if U.S. trainers are so addicted to drugging their horses that they no longer know how to condition them for a race without it. In the meantime, Baffert… Continue reading Baffert suspended from Preakness

California upholds reciprocity of Baffert suspension

This just in. The Blood Horse reports: California stewards April 2 upheld the reciprocity of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission suspension of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, a standard practice for racing jurisdictions across the country. The reciprocity ruling, issued by Santa Anita Park stewards Luis Jauregui, Will Meyers, and Kim Sawyer and released… Continue reading California upholds reciprocity of Baffert suspension