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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 19819 views.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Jun-8

I do not blame him for this. I hope he is successful 

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-8

 I hope he wins too----

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-8

Yes, his right. But even though he is doing additional testing to see how it got in his system, I’m not sure that would hold up as that other testing is not routine for runners and if it shows in their regular testing it may not matter how it got there?

Im sure nothing will change Churchill’s mind(s) on their ban since they’re including other positives. I don’t think the KHRC can allow Baffert to run there or in the Derby/Oaks?

Amy (1pony)
Staff

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)
Staff

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)
Staff

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! 

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