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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 20676 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Oct-1

Part of me feels that they may forgo the Derby to stay with Baffert, they can still go to the Preakness and Belmont. Plus other important races. The horses still earn the purse money and the prestige of winning these prep races.

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Oct-6

I figured this would happen

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-6

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/horses/horse-racing/2021/10/05/sullivan-court-setback-clouds-bob-bafferts-horse-racing-future/6005634001/
 

The last two preps for the Derby are 50 points for the winner and then 100 points for the winner,” Wolf said. “We’d know by then if the horse was a contender for the Derby. (Then) we’d have to go to Plan B, I guess.”

Publicly, at least, Bob Baffert remains focused on Plan A.

"We're just going to let the process play itself out and not think about this now," he said after Corniche's victory last Friday. "The main thing is to keep 'em healthy and have 'em ready for the next dance."

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Oct-6

I think he’s going to end up winning his NYRA case. There are currently only 2 medication violations they can use and neither holds any suspension time, only fines.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Oct-6

 I hope that is the case.

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Oct-11

I think they are hoping that the Kentucky Derby Issue would be resolved by this. At the most if he is found to have Betamethasone in his system and the rule in KY is a 14 day suspension not a 2 year suspension. 
You do know that the 2 Lidocaine positives from Oaklawn were reversed and Bob was found to not be guilty because other horses that same day tested positive and the investigation found it to be contamination from a track worker not Jimmy Barnes. 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-11

Yes, I do know about the Oak Lawn reversal.  But I don’t think the Churchill suspension can be reversed by anyone but Churchill?

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Oct-11

You are correct, however once the Kentucky Horse RAcing Association finally concludes their Derby issue with Bob and issues a ruling. I am sure he will go after CDI with a suit saying 2 years is too long when KHRA only gave him x number of days (if any)

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