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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 19804 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

5/11/21

Agree! But if the split sample comes back negative, it’ll be a moot point. But Baffert will have to be even more diligent in regards to what is used in/on his horses. His vet also dropped the ball on this.

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

5/11/21

Exactly, time will tell as to what CDI does. Obviously he was administered a medication with Betamethasone but when you consider how small the amount in his blood was and obviously not performance enhancing. 
But non should be in his system per CDI rules. 

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

5/11/21

Part of the problem is the medication rules are not consistent across the USA. 
A California vet prescribed a medication that is allowed in California, but is illegal in Kentucky.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

5/11/21

I understand their concerns, have to keep the horses first.

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

5/11/21

Jumping ship before getting all the information. 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

5/11/21

Well, unfortunately, Baffert hasn’t followed through on his promise of overseeing operations. He should have checked a Derby horse’s medicine content to avoid this process again.

I would fire the vet, he’s the one who’s supposed know what’s in the medicine he’s prescribing and the consequences! Or, he should not be working with race or show horses!

  • Edited May 11, 2021 4:35 pm  by  gerchgo
CathyMcNY

From: CathyMcNY

5/11/21

 

 

The HRN article provides good background on other trainer’s violations.

Motion over 30 years 1 minor violation.

Clement over 30 years 1 minor violation 

Shireffs over 45 years 0 violations

Lukas over 40+ years 1 violation 

Baffert over 40 years 29 violations

Baffert over the past year I believe has had 5 violations, at least 3 in top level races.

Now I don’t claim to know what happened here, but Baffert’s ever changing stories and claims of innocence are running thin.  I can tell you this, he is guilty of sloppy and shoddy management and he is out of that excuse as far as I’m concerned.

When I visited an online publication yesterday and it is truly a political site and the lead story is Baffert, that is terrible for horse racing.

When a major news cable outlet covers the story and leads off with Lance Armstrong proclaiming his innocence, Alex Rodriguez proclaiming his innocence, And Barry Bonds proclaiming his innocence then followed by Baffert proclaiming his innocence, the general public will not will not take kindly to horse racing.

Bob Baffert and his practices are now harming thoroughbred racing.  I’m not inclined to view him kindly at this point.

And let’s not forget the five plus young horses that perished in his barn a few years ago of unknown causes but had thyroid medication in their systems.

 

  • Edited May 11, 2021 6:49 pm  by  CathyMcNY
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