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I agree. By no means the end of this. What a black eye for racing, though.
Oh the little gadget under the finger nail. a pulsator. LOL
D waynes Day remember when he said hide them in their blinkers.
What's still remarkable to me.....is that Baffert is still the trainer of record for Newgrange, and he's running in the Rebel at OP this Sat.....this colt is basically giving up the chance to run in the Derby if barns aren't changed in the next several days
I have no idea, prince. I don't actually care, either.
Suspension goes March 8 to June 5 (pending appeal of course) so his horses can still run under his name (at tracks that haven't banned him).
princeofdoc said...affert is still the trainer of record for Newgrange, and he's running in the Rebel at OP this Sat.....this colt is basically giving up the chance to run in the Derby if barns aren't changed in the next several days
This colt gives up a lot more than a shot to run in the Derby. By being in the "Baffert Program", he risks giving up his health and mobility going forward, most likely.
Did you read the necropsy report on Medina Spirit? About how all 4 of his leg joints were pretty much toast........combine w/Gamine getting hock injections for no apparent reason (sort of like no reason for those dead horses to have received Thyro-L; they had no thryroid diagnosis).
Young horses shouldn't have such severe degenerative disease between the ages of 3-4. Horses' muculoskeletal systems aren't even fully developed til about 5.
However, if this is what running for basically ONE SINGLE YEAR does to a horse's joints (because that is basically all that Medina raced except for one maiden the year before) then we need to rethink what the heck we are doing in U.S. horse racing.
Don't expect the public to not find this cringe-worthy. I support racing and even I find it cringe-worthy.
Did you guy notice that most horses have about 2-4 races the year before the TC races begin? That's average. Do you notice that with Baffert, they get 1 maiden race in the Fall of the preceeding year.......then are immediately thrown into high level stakes races as soon as the calendar year turns over? Maybe he knows his "program" doesn't let them last long.
Anyway, a barn with millions and millions of $$ worth of horses.......and nobody in the barn can read the label on a veterinary preparation for a horse about to enter a TC race where the banned substances are clearly spelled out.
Did CD ever put up Medina Spirit name in the paddock? I never noticed.
I don't know, if they did !
Do they have a ceremony for the colors of the winner painted like they do right after the race. !
That sounds more like Preakness and Travers. I don't think CD does that. They put the current years winner posted in the paddock,, which is all I know.
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