Baffert stripped, sued, suspended

Medina Spirit (Apr. 5, 2018 – Dec. 6, 2021) has been stripped of [his] Kentucky Derby title nine months after a failed post-race drug test, writes Today on Feb. 22, 2022. Renowned trainer Bob Baffert will be suspended for 90 days from the sport beginning next month, but his attorney says he plans to appeal.… Continue reading Baffert stripped, sued, suspended

Racing news roundup 8/27

• Two arrested in Oz following racing fixing probe via Paulick Report Two individuals have been arrested in Australia after a race-fixing probe, reports racing.com. Racing Victoria is among the three racing codes to have assisted the Victoria police's Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit, whose investigation was focused on “the alleged use of illegal substances in racing… Continue reading Racing news roundup 8/27

KHRC alleges ‘lack of candor and contemptuous conduct’ by New York lab, Baffert attorneys

LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL | 20th July 2021 by TIM SULLIVAN The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission filed a status report and motion for order on Monday in the Medina Spirit case, reports the Courier-Journal, requesting that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate compel trainer Bob Baffert's attorneys to disclose results of testing on a urine sample the court had… Continue reading KHRC alleges ‘lack of candor and contemptuous conduct’ by New York lab, Baffert attorneys

Calhoun suspended after horse tests positive for cannabidiol

HORSE RACING NATION (Apr 14, 2020) — In a ruling posted Tuesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission suspended trainer Bret Calhoun for 30 days and fined him $500 stemming from a positive test for cannabidiol in a winning filly last July at Ellis Park. Calhoun will serve 10 days of the suspension through April 23. Citing… Continue reading Calhoun suspended after horse tests positive for cannabidiol

Kentucky horse racing regulators clear trainer Steve Asmussen of abuse allegations

Kentucky horse racing and horse racing in general in the U.S. should hang their heads in shame. But of course they will not. They are too callous and self-righteous. U.S. horse racing have demonstrated once again they care absolutely nothing about the safety and welfare of the racehorses they use. Asmussen is just the tip… Continue reading Kentucky horse racing regulators clear trainer Steve Asmussen of abuse allegations

KHRC finds no smoking gun in Peta undercover sting of racehorse trainer Asmussen

I am not shocked. I am not the least little bit surprised. This is horse racing American style and it stinks to high heaven. You take your big carcasses of cheating and horse cruelty and sweep them under the proverbial rug. Abusing drugs and cheating. That seems to be a common thread in too many… Continue reading KHRC finds no smoking gun in Peta undercover sting of racehorse trainer Asmussen

Regulation to safeguard racehorses hits snag in Ky

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cross-posted from Sacramento Bee FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A proposed regulation that would allow only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses has hit a snag in Kentucky. Lawmakers refused to give their OK on Monday, citing a disagreement among the thoroughbred industry over the controversial proposal. The Kentucky Horse Racing… Continue reading Regulation to safeguard racehorses hits snag in Ky

Kentucky attempting to reduce racehorse fatalities

Horseracing at Churchill Downs. FindFreeGraphics.com.

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse Written by RON MITCHELL The veterinary staff of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has added some additional protocols to its operations in an effort to cut down on the number of equine fatalities at the state's tracks. The changes came about after eight racing fatalities occurred during the month of May… Continue reading Kentucky attempting to reduce racehorse fatalities

American Graded Stakes Cmte restates desire to phase out Salix

Salix. Photo: Anne M Eberhardt

TOM LaMARRA writing for The Horse reports: In advance of an expected vote by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) June 13, the American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC) reaffirmed its desire to ban all race-day medication in graded stakes for 2-year-olds. The KHRC already has prepared a draft regulation that will be discussed and most… Continue reading American Graded Stakes Cmte restates desire to phase out Salix

Ky Governor Beshear can change KHRC business as usual approach to Lasix ban

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Google image.

BILL SHANKLIN writes: ". . . the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted on the phase out of furosemide on race-day in the Bluegrass state. The result was not reform, but “business as usual." Furosemide (Lasix / Salix) is the anti-bleeder medication injected on raceday into nearly every Thoroughbred in America. Shanklin quotes an Associated Press… Continue reading Ky Governor Beshear can change KHRC business as usual approach to Lasix ban