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Looks more likely Knicks Go in as Shared Sense moved out to a 'grass mile at Fairgrounds on Dec 27; and only if taken off the Turf.
Baffert not likely viewing a Happy New Year facing a coupled entry now of Kentucky Derby winners with positivo' post race drug tests.
Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive in Santa Anita Derby prior to his 3 bagger wins for TC. California Race Board took no action.
Now owner, trainer and lawyers of 2nd place in that SA Derby have just learned that their legal claim against the non-action by California board can be continued.
Sounds like a late breaking Curve Ball stifles a weak hitter and a bad Umpire .
Eloquent my friend.
Beginning with pre-Derby media coverage and to the gate the two Derby winners of Baffert under post race scrutiny; long ago Justify's Santa Anita Derby and now deceased Medina Spirit's Derby ointment contestations; will shadow the year's 2022 greatest 2 minutes in sports.
I now think that the Churchill people were considering how the Justify post SA Derby was and now is being handled and decided to initiate full public transparency in 2021's post Derby drug positive. They did right..
To further muddy the first Saturday in May, while the track is bone dry will be side bar articles on illegal drugs as to NYRA trainer Navarro; whose prosecution on drugs resulted in $124 million restitution, 5 yrs jail and his lawyer believes deportation .
On this above issue, some players of note say it bruised them and speculate present and potential new shooters will back off of the window. As they have. Move to other sports betting as well.
Last week Big A had a $10K claimer. A sign IMO of a shrinking and sinking in a zero sum game.
My best wishes at the holidays to our hosts Cindy and Tex and all and peace in the New Year.
Enjoy the trip; life's and racing.
As always (d)
Attorney for Baffert Robertson said the betamethasone in an !" "injection" is betamethasone (Acetate), while the betamethasone in the topical ointment is betamethasone (Valerate). He said Kentucky's racing rules only regulate betamethasone acetate.
In 2022 we have an Even money prop: An ID of a medication Not injected and upon 2nd sample test found to not be included in race day exclusions.
3.5/1 Baff. 3 y o runners - Owners with Bobby guidance send them to hand picked trainers for mega Derby point races.
IF Bet...Baff not in Derby as named trainer...Bob loads up the Preakness. Pimlico tosses pp of using 5 local horses to fill fourteen field
Belmont Stakes..If..Bob ruled out and ruled off...He's the split camera sports announcer: 'Hey..my couple of day as expert paid more than the Triple Crown trainer's split."
Big stage handicapping contest players want Baffert to make them whole for their loses on several occasions.
Odds: PFat Chance
Dogs....Have healthy and prosperous 2022!
Happy New Year to ALL the posters on this site!
I predict :I predict Dogs Up will tout Worst Read Sanchez for 2022 derby.
Wonderful Wonder Women Wendy's Crystal Ball says so !
Hi Smarty..You did predict what I already predicted...I already crystal ball predicted Derby horses here in above thread on Dec 2..and said. SEE BELOW*
WR Sanchez also is owned and ridden in combo with trainer Duggie who together won two consecutively entered Derbys with I'll Have Another and Nyquist. Even Doug's bro Dennis goes and buys them at auction.
Hoofnote" Recent poster said KD winners had names which enjoyed sire and mare name. To which I posted last 20 winners' names and it didn't follow suit. This is one heck of a name to go down in the books.
Reddan -owner owned another worse something or other named horse, about 12 yrs ago.
Stranger things have happen but what are the chances of same jockey and owner going 3 for 3 in consecutive Der entered wins. Duggie would be in the combo stat; but has had Derby entry not win and not with the Delux combo.
LMAO..and just for fun...fortunately if this colt makes it to the May gate it would be a great story. INSTEAD.. by the end of the day viewers will be inundated with Baffertorture KD drug background (might get cleared though) and everybody will be given a Vet license, Steward and commission license and pharmacology degree
Here it is
* Dec 2
crystal dog bowl has me thinking:
Doug O'Neill colt
And scrutiny of a colt that will emerge on the radar list due to the inheritance of a colt that Baffert forfeited.
Long shot jockey Kent D.
And a Japanese entry.