NYRA tries to prove Baffert is bad for racing’s public perception

Court hears expert testimony regarding betamethasone use on the late Medina Spirit Updated 11:24 am Horse Racing Nation's article reports the following on Court proceedings in the New York Baffert case: The New York Racing Association spent the second day of its hearing with trainer Bob Baffert in Manhattan trying to prove that his various… Continue reading NYRA tries to prove Baffert is bad for racing’s public perception

Medina Spirit’s breeder defends horse racing

Over the next several days, we will be writing about the death of Medina Spirit. Let's start with his breeder. Gail Rice Gail Rice, the breeder who helped Medina Spirit’s mother as she struggled to give birth to him three years ago, had trouble accepting that the Kentucky Derby winner collapsed and died of an apparent heart… Continue reading Medina Spirit’s breeder defends horse racing

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

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

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

Del Mar next to come under the Baffert spotlight

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE As the horse-racing world waits to learn the total fallout from the apparent drug-related disqualification of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, Baffert remains the biggest name — and flammable debate tinder — as Del Mar rushes toward opening its summer meet Friday, writes Bryce Miller. Should Del Mar ban Baffert from its stalls,… Continue reading Del Mar next to come under the Baffert spotlight

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

Jockey Club weighs in on Baffert vs NYRA

Attorney Susan Phillips Read has filed a request on behalf of The Jockey Club to provide an amicus brief in the civil lawsuit filed by trainer Bob Baffert against the New York Racing Association, reports BloodHorse.com. An amicus brief is provided by a person or entity who is not a party to a case who assists… Continue reading Jockey Club weighs in on Baffert vs NYRA