MaryLOhio

The Legacy Racing Forum

Hosted by MaryLOhio

Horse racing news, horse rescue, animal welfare

  • 12373
    MEMBERS
  • 2555480
    MESSAGES
  • 1
    POSTS TODAY

Discussions

Road to the Kentucky Derby 2021   Horse Racing

Started 12/19/20 by gerchgo; 17492 views.
Potsdam2

From: Potsdam2

5/9/21

Could be the labs again, but after the Oaklawn positives, this doesn’t look good.

It's a pretty amazing coincidence.  

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

5/9/21

Also this from BH article

Churchill Downs clarified Sunday afternoon with BloodHorse that horses trained by Baffert would not be permitted to run under an assistant's name, a practice often employed by trainers while serving suspensions or undergoing the appeals process.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/250027/medina-spirit-tests-positive-for-betamethasone

  • Edited May 9, 2021 3:38 pm  by  gerchgo
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

5/9/21

I read it can be applied topically, so wonder if anyone handling the horse had it on their hands from using on another horse?

this is just another reason for the Horse integrity and safety act, to regulate this stuff at every track!

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

5/9/21

Gamine’s Oaklawn positive from 2020 of lidocaine was not the only positive That weekend from Oaklawn. However it was the only Baffert one. 
the lower the threshold they test for the more likely we see environmental contamination.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

5/9/21

It’s a common topical drug for people who suffer from Psoriasis.

SmittyCat

From: SmittyCat

5/9/21

I agree Amy,

It's exactly b/c of all the priors that I don't believe he's guilty. Baffert isn't stupid. He knows the microscope's been on him. He wouldn't risk it. 

Trial by Twitter - that's the disturbing aspect of all this.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

5/9/21

Trial by FB as well.

cigarello

From: cigarello

5/9/21

Social media=lynch mob---

I believe he will be proven to be  not guilty of this 

He  is way. too visible to risk his entire career in a race where he is

under great scrutiny -- it does not make sense

TOP