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
John Clay of the Lexington-Herald Leader writes: So how does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to the 1968 Kentucky Derby drug scandal? “The biggest difference is social media,” said Milton Toby, a Georgetown attorney who wrote the book “Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby.” “There wasn’t the 24-hour news… Continue reading John Clay: How does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to Dancer’s Image in 1968?
Many of us hoped that the Day of Reckoning would come for Bob Baffert, but could not conceive of it ever actually happening. Baffert is not called "Teflon Bob" for nothing. So, it has been almost surreal to stand by and watch the events that have unfolded since this year's Kentucky Derby. The Blood Horse,… Continue reading Churchill bans Baffert after split sample confirmation
We are so weary of this topic. But this is worth making a record of. Sadly. We will let the Ray Paulick Report do the talking in just a minute. Baffert's legal team is doing a good job. Those around him are brainstorming what angles they can take to get him out of this, regardless… Continue reading The Baffert team may just be able to exonerate him — again
Blah Blah Baffy you're so full of bullYessir, yessir, three bags fullOne for your cheating waysAnother for your tricksOne for all the cover upsSo nothing ever sticks. — Tuesday's Horse Have a relaxing weekend. PS In case you are having trouble reading it on your phone, we made it into an image Updated Friday, 14th… Continue reading Blah blah Baffy
by JANE ALLIN The Triple Crown races are upon us again, albeit postponed, and Baffert is back in the news. Two of his horses, one a top contender for the Belmont Stakes, tested positive for Lidocaine. Not one but two — Charlatan and stable mate Gamine — both of whom won on the race card… Continue reading Will the Teflon effect keep Bob bobbing along?