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Started 11/24/12 by Derby132; 403680 views.
cigarello

From: cigarello

9/11/19

 I have always liked Baffert- i think he is a great trainer and i think a lot of people are jealous of his success: that said, this story is mind blowing--- totally unacceptable -- he isn't going to be able to ignore this: this is extremely serious.   I am so disappointed and sad.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/12/19

The news just made Good Morning America....

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/12/19

If this is true, it’s another black mark on the racing industry, protests will start once again at the CA tracks.:(

cigarello

From: cigarello

9/12/19

  I am waiting to see what Baffert has to say about this

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/12/19

I’m waiting to hear from everyone, except the board, which has already denied it. Could have problems with BC there again.:(

cigarello

From: cigarello

9/12/19

 You wonder what Baffert's clients are thinking

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

9/12/19

Joe Drape tends to embellish the facts and this is one case where he has done so. CHRB didn’t pursue it further because it was not a positive test result to go after Baffert.

this is from the article you posted.

While labeling the positive test "alleged," Robertson did delve into Drape's reporting that 300 nanograms per milliliter of Scopolamine were found in Justify's blood. Anything above 75 nanograms per milliliter is typically considered a positive for substances.

"What you fail to inform the reader is that one nanogram is a billionth of a gram," Robertson wrote. "This is one of the problems with modern day testing. It has become so sensitive that we can now detect trace amounts of substances that are consistent with environmental contamination -- not intentional administration -- and clearly have no pharmacological effect on a thousand-pound animal."

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

9/12/19

Ger this is not a story or an issue. Drape is not writing the whole story and he just did it to bolster his following and inflame A/R groups! 

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