Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge on Wednesday [ July 14th] nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test. In… Continue reading Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

By Gus Garcia-Roberts | Washington Post | Los Angeles | June 29, 2021 | 5:04 p.m. EDT In 2018, as star trainer Bob Baffert led his thoroughbred Justify to the Triple Crown, California regulators embarked on a secret effort to exonerate Baffert after the horse’s positive test for a banned substance, according to confidential records obtained… Continue reading Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

Horses entered for the Travers Stakes face heightened scrutiny

Stay Thirsty / Travers Stakes Winner 2011. Photo: Hans Pennink/AP.

Joe Drape writing for the New York Times reports: "New York authorities have ordered that all horses racing in the Travers Stakes on Aug. 25 be placed under 24-hour surveillance, and their trainers will have to document each medical treatment a horse receives in the 72 hours before the race." and "For the Belmont Stakes… Continue reading Horses entered for the Travers Stakes face heightened scrutiny

NY racing regulators attempt to breathe honesty into the Triple Crown

I'll Have Another winning the Preakness in 2012. Google image.

I'll Have Another won't have another nasal strip The Daily Post reports that Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another will not have another Flair equine nasal strip when he runs in the third leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park on June 9th. When I’ll Have Another bids for the Triple Crown… Continue reading NY racing regulators attempt to breathe honesty into the Triple Crown

Zito delivers with Da’Tara as Big Brown fails

By VIVIAN GRANT Da'Tara wins the Belmont Stakes Congratulations to Hero for Horses and anti-horse slaughter advocate, Nick Zito, for winning the Belmont wire to wire with Da'Tara. This is not the first time Zito's horse has been the spoiler in the race for the Triple Crown. Jockey Alan Garcia is congratulated by trainer Nick… Continue reading Zito delivers with Da’Tara as Big Brown fails