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

Horses entered by suspended trainers can’t earn Derby points

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Points from races in the series that earn berths in the Kentucky Derby won’t be awarded to any horse trained by an individual who is suspended from entering the Kentucky Derby in 2022. The rule announced Friday by Churchill Downs also applies to any trainer directly or indirectly employed, supervised or… Continue reading Horses entered by suspended trainers can’t earn Derby points

New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

The BloodHorse magazine reports: Ten days before Mid-Atlantic trainer Amber Cobb would have served out a 60-day suspension for abusing a horse in her care, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission extended that suspension [on] Sept. 10. "After receiving new information, the stewards summarily suspended Amber Cobb, which means she cannot operate in Delaware until she's… Continue reading New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Embattled trainer Amber Cobb, already suspended by the Delaware Racing Commission for her mistreatment of a filly in her barn, has been banned from training and racing at the five racetracks owned by the Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing. The Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing issued a statement this week regarding Amber Cobb on Friday:… Continue reading Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Tell Delaware to revoke training license of horse abuser Amber Cobb

When the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission reduced a two-year suspension to just 60 days for trainer Amber Cobb, who was found by Delaware Park's board of stewards to have “demonstrated cruelty to a horse in her care,” the Paulick Report was besieged with messages of outrage and disgust from a wide array of people in… Continue reading Tell Delaware to revoke training license of horse abuser Amber Cobb

Video of Kentucky racehorse’s wild escape goes viral

A video of a Kentucky racehorse’s wild escape onto the highway went viral on social media this weekend. The racehorse, Bold and Bossy, reportedly escaped a Kentucky race track and made it across state lines. We pray they did not "punish" her. At two years old horses are still juveniles. Horseracing is just vicious enough… Continue reading Video of Kentucky racehorse’s wild escape goes viral

Pact bolsters California racing purses by $15M, horse owners eye sports betting for more

Reported by Casino.org (how appropriate) by Steve Bittenbender California horse racing received a major boost last week after several key stakeholders reached an agreement on a purse enhancement program. The accord between the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, The Stronach Group’s 1/ST Racing, and TVG means $15 million more for purses over… Continue reading Pact bolsters California racing purses by $15M, horse owners eye sports betting for more

Jockey Club Round Table: HISA ‘Best ever opportunity to right our badly listing ship’

Via the PAULICK REPORT by Alexa Ravit, 15th August 2021 The 69th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing concluded Sunday with emphatic support for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) by The Jockey Club Chairman Stuart S. Janney III, who presided over the conference and referenced in his closing remarks the… Continue reading Jockey Club Round Table: HISA ‘Best ever opportunity to right our badly listing ship’

Filly Shesgotattitude dead at two

Researchers say over time horse side toes may have been lost to help them move faster and more efficiently. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Fox News San Diego reports that a 2-year-old filly who had been flown in from Kentucky to run in the Sorrento Stakes died at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club after flipping over backward while walking from the stable area to the receiving barn before the race. This was confirmed by state horse racing officials on… Continue reading Filly Shesgotattitude dead at two