Racing needs timely decision on Kentucky Derby drug case

This will be our last post on Bob Baffert for some time — if we have our way about it. It never occurred to us when we began covering the potential disqualification of this year's Kentucky Derby “winner” Medina Spirit on the heels of his post-race positive for the steroid betamethasone, that it was just… Continue reading Racing needs timely decision on Kentucky Derby drug case

Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge on Wednesday [ July 14th] nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test. In… Continue reading Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

No ruling yet in Baffert, NYRA case; wife runs DuJour in NY

The hearing for Bob Baffert's civil suit against the New York Racing Association was adjourned July 12 without Judge Carol Bagley Amon rendering a verdict in the Hall of Fame trainer's bid to overturn NYRA's temporary suspension that is blocking him from entering and racing horses at its three racetracks. Judge Amon said she will… Continue reading No ruling yet in Baffert, NYRA case; wife runs DuJour in NY

Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

“The Final Race: The Dark Side of the Horse Racing Industry by Melissa McGrath on 2 Jul 2021. Exerpted below. In the Federal Court decision of V’landys v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (No 3) [2021] FCA 500, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Racing NSW, Mr Peter V’landys AM (Mr V’landys), was unsuccessful in his defamation action… Continue reading Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

NYRA responds to Baffert lawsuit

Dismissing Bob Baffert's claims of irreparable damage as "entirely speculative," and characterizing the costs to his reputation as self-inflicted, The Jockey Club argued against the Hall of Fame trainer's move to overturn his temporary suspension by the New York Racing Association in an amicus brief filed Wednesday. Bob Baffert was banned at NYRA tracks on May 17, after he acknowledged… Continue reading NYRA responds to Baffert lawsuit

Activists sue BLM for selling wild horses to ‘kill buyers’

REUTERS (16 June 2021) — An animal advocacy group has accused the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Denver federal court of running a wild-horse adoption program that fails to prevent their resale to slaughter facilities that process them for meat, in violation of prohibitions by Congress and of federal law. In a complaint filed on Monday,… Continue reading Activists sue BLM for selling wild horses to ‘kill buyers’

Bob’s burning bucks on yet another lawsuit; this time the NYRA

We have lost track of the lawsuits Baffert has been filing since Medina Spirit's tossed out Kentucky Derby win. But this is likely his latest. Sigh. The following comes via The Spun via TMZ Sports. "As two-time Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert continues to deal with the fallout of Medina Spirit’s failed drug test, he’s now filing a… Continue reading Bob’s burning bucks on yet another lawsuit; this time the NYRA

Horseplayers file RICO lawsuit against Bob Baffert for losing Kentucky Derby wagers

By STEVE ZORN for PASTTHEWIRE.COM This is fascinating stuff. Finally someone who knows and understands is reporting on this. —TH. Mr Zorn writes: Last week, four disgruntled bettors sued Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s trainer Bob Baffert and owner Amr Zedan, claiming that the horse’s failed post—Kentucky Derby drug test was the tip of an iceberg… Continue reading Horseplayers file RICO lawsuit against Bob Baffert for losing Kentucky Derby wagers

Lawmakers at work to get anti HISA lawsuit tossed

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You are familiar with the The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), right? The Act that Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell hustled into law during the previous Congress's last hurrah, before adjourning? A couple of "horsemen" groups decided to be a big fly in everybody's ointment by filing lawsuits. HISA's authors are trying to defeat the… Continue reading Lawmakers at work to get anti HISA lawsuit tossed

FWS must consider petition for wild horse’s protection – 9th Circuit

(REUTERS), by Sebastien Malo (17 May 2012) — A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) wrongly refused to review an animal advocacy group's bid to include a wild horse on the country's list of imperiled species because its refusal hinged on a rule that is inconsistent with… Continue reading FWS must consider petition for wild horse’s protection – 9th Circuit