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

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 fighting 90 day suspension

Sorry, but we just cannot seem to get rid of Bob Baffert, even for a little while. Predictably, Baffert is fighting to have his recent 90-day suspension set aside. It is “destroying his business.” Poor thing. Horse Racing Nation reports, “Trainer Bob Baffert and his legal team requested an injunction in Franklin Circuit Court on… Continue reading Baffert fighting 90 day suspension

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

‘Reckless fraudster’ Jorge Navarro admits to global racehorse doping scheme

• US trainer faces up to five years in jail after guilty plea• Navarro won millions while coordinating illegal scheme We believed he was guilty of the charges against him, but we had no idea the range of his evildoings. We give you selected excerpts from the two best reports. —Editor. THE GUARDIAN reports: A… Continue reading ‘Reckless fraudster’ Jorge Navarro admits to global racehorse doping scheme

Blood doping racehorses

What counts as doping in horse racing? Just as with human athletes, certain drugs are banned outright in horse racing, including growth hormones, anabolic drugs that increase testosterone, and so-called blood doping drugs which allow the body to send more oxygen to the muscles. Dr Mary Scollay, in a letter to the Kentucky Horse Racing… Continue reading Blood doping racehorses

Horse Racing Ireland decline to comment on upcoming Panorama programme

Irish Times / Brian O'Connor Reporting / 13 Jul 2021 Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has declined to comment ahead of a BBC Panorama programme next Monday which examines what happens to racehorses after their racing careers are finished. The programme, with a title ‘The Dark Side of Horse Racing’ is set to be broadcast at… Continue reading Horse Racing Ireland decline to comment on upcoming Panorama programme

Raid finds ‘Significant Amount of Contraband’ at Parx

REPORTED BY BLOODHORSE.COM 5/25/21 Raid carried out by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. A recent raid on the backside of Parx Racing carried out by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission revealed "a significant amount of contraband," Tom Chuckas, the director of the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Bureau at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, said during a… Continue reading Raid finds ‘Significant Amount of Contraband’ at Parx

Kentucky Derby bettors suing Bob Baffert and seeking his removal from horse racing

BREAKING NEWS | Louisville Courier-Journal | Tim Sullivan Read it at Courier-Journal.com With Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit favored to win the second leg of racing's Triple Crown Saturday at Pimlico, trainer Bob Baffert stands accused of fraud, racketeering and negligence in a pair of class-action lawsuits -- one that seeks his removal from thoroughbred… Continue reading Kentucky Derby bettors suing Bob Baffert and seeking his removal from horse racing