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

NYRA suspends Baffert from Belmont, Saratoga, Aqueduct

Bob Baffert, U.S. Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.

HORSE RACING NATION (17 May 2021) — The New York Racing Association Inc. announced the temporary suspension of Bob Baffert from entering horses in races and occupying stall space at Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack. “In order to maintain a successful thoroughbred racing industry in New York, NYRA must protect the integrity… Continue reading NYRA suspends Baffert from Belmont, Saratoga, Aqueduct

New York horsemen present Medication Reform Policy

Thoroughbred Horse

Cross-posted from the Blood-Horse WRITTEN BY BLOOD-HORSE STAFF The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association April 13 announced a plan to reform medication policies in Thoroughbred racing. The five-point proposal, first presented last year, is designed to address many of the issues that have recently brought criticism to the sport. "While we are hoping for industry-wide… Continue reading New York horsemen present Medication Reform Policy