Legalities re Medina Spirit DQ and Baffert 2 yr suspension by Churchill Downs (video)

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)

Positive drug test confirmed for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit

BY JOE DRAPE \ NEW YORK TIMES \ 2ND JUNE 2021 The colt, trained by Bob Baffert, stands to become the second horse in the history of the race to be disqualified for a positive drug test. Medina Spirit’s positive drug test after the Kentucky Derby has been confirmed, setting the stage for the colt… Continue reading Positive drug test confirmed for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit

Baffert suspended, horses DQ’d

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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: Oaklawn Park stewards have announced a 15-day suspension for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert… Continue reading Baffert suspended, horses DQ’d