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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started May-10 by Amy (1pony); 13503 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-2

I’m not looking forward to the telecast now that the split sample has shown positive...

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-2

Yes the punisment is way over the top!

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

Jun-2

But Baffert only had 2 positive drug tests (at CDI tracks) on a substance that is a therapeutic and tested At a

very low level. CDI cannot and should not take into account any other positive results from other jurisdictions. Which by the way Baffert was exhorted on. 
This is a witch hunt for some reason. 

CathyMcNY

From: CathyMcNY

Jun-3

 

Ugh, I didn’t think about how it would affect the TV coverage this week.  I’m sure we’ll hear lots about it.

I was pretty surprised when I saw the headline.   I did want to see some disciplinary action taken, wasn’t expecting this though.

Not sure what I think about it yet.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-3

 I so agree- I am appalled at the level of punishment and do consider this to be a witch hunt. There are lots of people who don't understand the difference in therapeutics from banned substances, who think he "doped" the horse.  

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-3

It seems as though they are making a precedent of Baffert, much like Martha Stewart was when she was sent to prison for insider trading(?). Although, I do find it ironic that Churchill is the one to be doing this after what seems their lack of interest in horse racing is doing to Illinois.

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gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-3

It will be interesting to see what New York, and other tracks do in regards to Baffert.

https://sports.yahoo.com/belmont-stakes-york-standard-setter-064948944.html

Derby132

From: Derby132

Jun-3

I am waiting to see how the KHRC responds.  That could have huge consequences.  Although I do think Baffert is going to be hurting from the CDI suspension and I kind of doubt he’ll be able to overturn it.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-3

 You make a good point about Churchill perhaps making  a precedent of Baffert----

Derby132

From: Derby132

Jun-3

Making a precedent because of repeated recent positives but what hurt CDI more, I think, is that Baffert tarnished their flagship race.  He screwed up and it was the Kentucky Derby.

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