California upholds reciprocity of Baffert suspension

This just in. The Blood Horse reports: California stewards April 2 upheld the reciprocity of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission suspension of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, a standard practice for racing jurisdictions across the country. The reciprocity ruling, issued by Santa Anita Park stewards Luis Jauregui, Will Meyers, and Kim Sawyer and released… Continue reading California upholds reciprocity of Baffert suspension

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

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

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

Baffert suspended, horses DQ’d

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You must be as tired of hearing about Baffert as we are of reporting on him. Today we post only to follow up on his suspected doping at Oaklawn Park. The results, as they say, are in. The BloodHorse reports: Oaklawn Park stewards have announced a 15-day suspension for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert… Continue reading Baffert suspended, horses DQ’d