Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

We cannot remember the last time we were so happy to post something. There has not been much happy news to post. We found the following encouraging. The door may be about to shut on Baffert. The title above says it. The article is written by the excellent Tim Sullivan reporting for the Louisville Courier-Journal.… Continue reading Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

Baffert makes his last stand

by John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times Now 68, Baffert is seeing his livelihood and reputation under attack after a series of medication infractions have made him an outcast to some in the industry and a pariah to many more outside of it. He's the person few in the business want to talk about, but everyone… Continue reading Baffert makes his last stand

Bob Baffert, Justify and the Chemical Triple Crown

Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images.

by VIVIAN FARRELL Everyone who knows us knows we are no fans of Thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert. He is a cheater, a liar and a doper. I had written a dear colleague a day or so ago stating it is my opinion that when all is said and done, Baffert's Triple Crown Winner, Justify, would… Continue reading Bob Baffert, Justify and the Chemical Triple Crown

Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

Horses jump out the gate at Del Mar racetrack in California. Unattributed Google search result.

The Ray Paulick Report post entitled, "Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis", was published yesterday evening. Mr. Paulick put it to horse racing stakeholders this way: Paulick email: In recent weeks, I've been approached and contacted by numerous people whose livelihoods depend on the Thoroughbred industry, telling me they fear for the industry's future, and… Continue reading Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

29 U.S. Reps from California betray racehorses

Blinkered racehorse closeup. Photographer not specified.

H.R.1754 (the Horseracing Integrity Act) is a shockingly bad bill for racehorses and will change nothing except put a handful of horse racing's drug kings in charge of racehorse doping across the entire U.S. instead of simply their own backyard. Imagine a scenario such as this, someone like the totally unscrupulous Bob Baffert, who ranked… Continue reading 29 U.S. Reps from California betray racehorses

Suspected sea snail venom used on racehorses in Oz

It would never have occurred to us we would ever be writing about sea snail venom. But then we never thought we would be writing about frog juice. That's horse racing! Full of cheaters, dopers and liars. The Brisbane Times reports: A deadly venom found in sea snails which can paralyse fish within a second… Continue reading Suspected sea snail venom used on racehorses in Oz

Horse Racing in America: A Spectacle of Liars, Dopers and Cheaters – Part 1

Orb ridden by Joel Rosario comes down the final stretch on his way to winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

by JANE ALLIN Introduction Twenty horses, dirt flying around the first turn at Churchill Downs and the sound of hooves thundering down the stretch toward the finish line in pursuit of the first jewel in the Triple Crown – the Kentucky Derby. Steeped in tradition, the first Saturday in May brings with it fancy and outrageous… Continue reading Horse Racing in America: A Spectacle of Liars, Dopers and Cheaters – Part 1