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What a joke. I hope this judge laughs Bob and his lawyer out of the courtroom. 90 days isn't a lifetime suspension nor would a $7500 fine bankrupt him.
"Beta Bob" has morphed into "Boo-Hoo Bob" right before our eyes. Playing the victim.
Here is the last free Past performance and entries at our site here for Baffert, looks like he's done for awhile.
click on this link and click on Bob Baffert at the Free past perfomances list with the trainers and owners that
gives this site freebees. Thank you Cindy and Tex.
8th Race - Santa Anita Park - Sunday, March 20th, 2022
|ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING. 1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse $72,000. FOR FILLIES AND MARES FOUR YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $15,000 TWICE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $80,000. Weight, 124 lbs. Non-winners Of Two Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming Or Starter At A Mile Or Over Allowed 2 lbs. Claiming Price $80,000. (Rail at 20 feet). (04:44 PM) (11)|
|1||Moonlight D'oro||4 F||122||Prat Flavien||Mandella Richard E.|
|2||New Heat||5 M||L||122||Baze Tyler||Saavedra Anthony K.|
|3||Rocking Redhead||5 M||L||122||Cedillo Abel||Baltas Richard|
Good catch, Rob. Interesting absence of entries.
I'm sure you saw that Boo-Hoo does have at least 2 and maybe 3 going next weekend at Meydan. That's the only exception I can think of.
Why is there such loyalty from the owners?!?
Long standing relationships, in some cases friendships, in other cases a continued disbelief that Boo-Hoo will be subject to accountability. Who knows for sure??
Even though the court denied the stay of suspension today but has held the suspension to begin on 4/4/22 to give Baffert's hack lawyers a chance to plead his case at the court of appeals.
I'm glad the judge didn't buy the BS from Beta's lawyers...
Maybe the court is sending a message not just to Baffert but the entire racing industry that they can no longer use the legal system as a way to avoid punishments. Since it seems this happens too often, so this judge is taking a stand, enough is enough.
Judge Wingate did a thorough job of knocking down the defense's argument, point by point. It's typical of Baffert, though, to try to squirm out of accountability.
I think you have a valid point, Tex, and I hope you are correct.
A clean, squared away sport has a chance to reinvigorate itself.
The industry has no chance if it continues to refuse to police itself and needs the courts to do the job for them. When do you see NFL, NBA, NHL, etc participants use the legal system to avoid penalties?
Why I used the word "maybe". It's not the court's job to save racing. But is their job to disallow appeals if the arguments aren't convincing enough.