What legal standing does Churchill Downs have to banish Baffert, since it is not a regulatory agency? What are the Hall of Fame trainer's options and how have the courts ruled on similar actions by track owners? What happens next with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, now that a test of the split sample from… Continue reading Legalities re Medina Spirit DQ and Baffert 2 yr suspension by Churchill Downs (video)
Churchill bans Baffert after split sample confirmation
Many of us hoped that the Day of Reckoning would come for Bob Baffert, but could not conceive of it ever actually happening. Baffert is not called "Teflon Bob" for nothing. So, it has been almost surreal to stand by and watch the events that have unfolded since this year's Kentucky Derby. The Blood Horse,… Continue reading Churchill bans Baffert after split sample confirmation
Hurricane Laura displaced hundreds of racehorses. New Orleans’ track doesn’t want them.
FROM NOLA.COMby John Simerman | Sept 7, 2020 More than 500 racehorses have been displaced after weathering Hurricane Laura at Delta Downs racetrack in Calcasieu Parish, thanks largely to the refusal of Churchill Downs Inc., the owner of Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, to take them in, according to the leader of the… Continue reading Hurricane Laura displaced hundreds of racehorses. New Orleans’ track doesn’t want them.
Virtual Ky Derby 2020
We think this is marketing genius on the part of Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), and perhaps, virtually, the future of horse racing in the US. Think about it. Virtual horse racing would mean zero overbreeding, racing two year olds, those horrific claiming races, cheating, doping, cruelty and traumatic breakdowns; no more racehorses killed on the… Continue reading Virtual Ky Derby 2020