NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Medina Spirit's KY Derby Participation 'Folly' Scientist says horse should not have been allowed to run after treatment with Otomax. THE BLOODHORSE reports: (28 June 22, 1:04 pm) — Dr. George Maylin, a New York scientific expert who tested post-race urine from Medina Spirit  after the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs and reported… Continue reading NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Haskell could see the return of Baffert

THE PAULICK REPORT reports: Trainer Bob Baffert plans to return to training on Sunday, July 3, following the conclusion of a 90-day suspension issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. According to the Asbury Park Press, the nine-time winner of the Grade 1 Haskell could send one or more top 3-year-old entrants to the Jersey Shore… Continue reading Haskell could see the return of Baffert

Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

AUTHOR: ASSOCIATED PRESS RELEASE | 3 May 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A deal for Drug Free Sport International to police medication in horse racing was announced Tuesday, two months before the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority takes effect. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had been set [emphasis added] to become the regulator for anti-doping and… Continue reading Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

Hearing officer recommends 2 yr NYRA ban for Baffert

Hearing officer O. Peter Sherwood recommended April 27 that trainer Bob Baffert receive a two-year suspension from the New York Racing Association for repeated medication violations involving his horses in other jurisdictions. The suspension—which would apply only to NYRA's three racetracks, Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course—must still be approved by a three-person… Continue reading Hearing officer recommends 2 yr NYRA ban for Baffert

Baffert denied by Kentucky Court of Appeals

“The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday denied a motion by trainer Bob Baffert and owner Amr Zedan to stay their penalties related to Medina Spirit's betamethasone positive in the 2021 GI Kentucky Derby. This means the most severe of the sanctions, an under-appeal 90-day suspension imposed on Baffert by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission… Continue reading Baffert denied by Kentucky Court of Appeals

Baffert’s suspension upheld by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

WLKY television reported the following on March 4, 2022: The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is upholding the suspension of famed horse trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert was suspended for 90 days after Kentucky stewards disqualified the 2021 Kentucky Derby-winning horse Medina Spirit, who failed a post-race drug test. The suspension was scheduled to start Tuesday, but… Continue reading Baffert’s suspension upheld by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

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

Suspicions continue in the case and death of Medina Spirit

WLKY reports the following on 14th Feb, 2022: Nine months after Medina Spirit won the 2021 Kentucky Derby, the outcome of the race is in the hands of the stewards. Kentucky racing officials are now deciding on the fate of Medina Spirit after a positive post-race drug test. It all hinges on the way the… Continue reading Suspicions continue in the case and death of Medina Spirit

What happened to the Baffert Kentucky Derby drug hearing?

The Lexington Herald Leader reports: If you’ve been waiting on pins and needles for an official ruling from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in the Medina Spirit drug case, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. A hearing originally scheduled for Feb. 7 with Kentucky racing stewards over the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner’s… Continue reading What happened to the Baffert Kentucky Derby drug hearing?

Baffert’s NYRA hearing ends

Attorneys for Bob Baffert and the New York Racing Association wrapped up a hearing on Friday to help determine whether the trainer will receive a lengthy suspension. Henry Greenberg, representing NYRA, said during his closing argument that Baffert has caused harm to the sport of racing with his actions after Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby betamethasone… Continue reading Baffert’s NYRA hearing ends