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
John Clay of the Lexington-Herald Leader writes: So how does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to the 1968 Kentucky Derby drug scandal? “The biggest difference is social media,” said Milton Toby, a Georgetown attorney who wrote the book “Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby.” “There wasn’t the 24-hour news… Continue reading John Clay: How does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to Dancer’s Image in 1968?
ALBANY — A Southern California trainer has been suspended for one year by Golden Gate Fields stewards after three horses in his care tested positive for a banned drug, the California Horse Racing Board announced Tuesday. Owner/trainer John Martin of Marina del Rey had half of the suspension stayed as long as he does not… Continue reading CHRB suspends trainer John Martin after 3 horses test positive
BY VIVIAN FARRELL "She [Eight Belles] ran with the heart of a locomotive, on champagne-glass ankles." Blaming the breeders and investors, sports writer Sally Jenkins claimed, "thoroughbred racing is in a moral crisis, and everyone now knows it." "Our horses are sick. Our thoroughbreds are thoroughly inbred. They are locomotives sitting atop toothpicks. They are… Continue reading The slow and merciless death of American horse racing
DENVER, Colorado. KDVR FOX31. Chris Halsne and Chris Koeberl reporting. (May 18, 2017) — Hidden cameras capture doping, gambling and abuse of horses as regulators, politicians, and law enforcement turn a blind eye. Go to full investigative report » It’s Easter Sunday outside the Deer Trail Rodeo grounds. Armed teams of private security in flak jackets set… Continue reading Unsanctioned horse racing flourishing in rural Colorado