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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 20685 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Sep-25

She is spot on!!

cigarello

From: cigarello

Oct-1

Baffert's horses are running in the American Pharoah and points are on the table- and the owners have not gone away from him at this point- I am kinda surprised---

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-1

I think they may expect to have reversal at Churchill, but also there will be more prep races  coming up and if things don’t change at Churchill they still have time to move horses?

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

Oct-1

Part of me feels that they may forgo the Derby to stay with Baffert, they can still go to the Preakness and Belmont. Plus other important races. The horses still earn the purse money and the prestige of winning these prep races.

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

Oct-6

I figured this would happen

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-6

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/horses/horse-racing/2021/10/05/sullivan-court-setback-clouds-bob-bafferts-horse-racing-future/6005634001/
 

The last two preps for the Derby are 50 points for the winner and then 100 points for the winner,” Wolf said. “We’d know by then if the horse was a contender for the Derby. (Then) we’d have to go to Plan B, I guess.”

Publicly, at least, Bob Baffert remains focused on Plan A.

"We're just going to let the process play itself out and not think about this now," he said after Corniche's victory last Friday. "The main thing is to keep 'em healthy and have 'em ready for the next dance."

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

Oct-6

I think he’s going to end up winning his NYRA case. There are currently only 2 medication violations they can use and neither holds any suspension time, only fines.

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