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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started May-10 by Amy (1pony); 7295 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Jun-9

KHRC is blocking Baffert from getting the requested testing. Plus they have not even set a hearing date. Remember CDI is a private owned property who has issued the 2 plus year suspension, which is way too much! 
 

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

Jun-9

From the KHRC website, Betamethasone overage is considered a class C overage. Here are the penalties , at the most Baffert would get 30 days NOT 2 plus years. 
https://casetext.com/regulation/kentucky-administrative-regulations/title-810-public-protection-cabinet-kentucky-horse-racing-commission/chapter-8-medication-guidelines/section-810-kar-8030-disciplinary-measures-and-penalties

First offense

Second offense within a 365-day period in any racing jurisdiction

Third offense within a 365-day period in any racing jurisdiction

Zero to ten (10) day suspension absent mitigating circumstances;

AND

$500 to $1,500 fine absent mitigating circumstances.

Ten (10) to thirty (30) day suspension absent mitigating circumstances;

AND

$1,500 to $2,500 fine absent mitigating circumstances

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-9

 Methinks they are trying to make an example of Baffert----which is why the punishment is so  far over the top

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

Jun-9

It’s all Churchill Downs because it was during the Derby and they are bowing to animal rights groups. IMHO

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-9

Yes but Churchill is banning on his sloppy management and because he gets away with things in CA. I am surprised about the 2yr ban. They also won’t give him points for the Derby and Oaks during that time, so even if his horses win they won’t let them run, points will be given to the 2nd place finisher.

Im thinking that KHRC won’t do the extra urine testing as that is not a regular test they do for any runner that tests. To them, if it shows up no excuses, I think?

Hopefully, next year we’ll have different testing ( including before race) and a better system in place for fines and suspensions, with regard to how drugs entered the body and such.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Jun-9

If a defendant wants additional testing it is their right and at their cost. They have the horses complete vet records. 
Unfortunately the new Committee will not be in place till 6/1/2022.

CDI is not cooperating with him at all and that is not right! 

sandins

From: sandins

Jun-11

I'm with you on the horse....he won....never mind how and doubt the prescence of that teeny amt made him the winner. He deserves the rose blanket........

sandins

From: sandins

Jun-11

Really doubt that animal rights groups have any impact......no headway with stopping round-ups of the Wilds............they do not have enough $$, as with the range, it is the ranchers and lobbyists with the influence and $$

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