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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started May-10 by Amy (1pony); 16197 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

May-14

A waste IMHO this is going nowhere.

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

May-14

So are horseplayers going to sue the trainers and owners in the huge drug scheme?

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

May-14

They just might after a trial/ guilty plea, if statute is still viable....

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

May-14

They have no leg to stand on it’s a frivolous lawsuit. The track and other betting companies have no way to get the money back from the people they paid out to on Medina Spirits win bets.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/05/10/even-if-kentucky-derby-winner-is-disqualified-those-who-bet-runner-up-are-out-luck/%3foutputType=amp

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

May-14

Oh, I agree, besides it’s gambling.

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

May-14

It sure is!!!

cigarello

From: cigarello

May-14

  It is a ridiculous lawsuit

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

May-15

I cannot wait till we have the Horse Racing Integrity Act up and running.

Here are my thoughts from a few things I heard them state today on NBC:

1) Why didn't Churchill Downs test for Therapeutics before the race? California does!

2) If the race had been run in California Bob would have been fined and suspended, but the horse would not have been disqualified.

We need consistency in the 50 states!!

poochluv2

From: poochluv2

May-15

I totally agree with your very well written piece on the Baffert fiasco with Medina!  I think in order to maintain the integrity of horse racing or any sport, it is vital to deal with facts and know we shall should be held to the same standards and laws.  I think for those who are big Baffert fans, it might be disappointing to read about the charge, but need to recognize accountability is important. I personally think that with the large amount of horses in his barns, Baffert abdicates a lot of responsibilities to his assistant trainers, and others to carry on day to day operations,so he might not have been aware of what was going on . However,that is not a valid excuse for a trainer who in his 60’s has been around the sport for many years! He is ultimately responsible ,and the truth must come out! There are trainers like Richard Mandella,Mark Casse, Graham Motion who are closely involved personally  with their horses,and have clean records.  I cannot feel sorry for a trainer who has 29 violations against him over the years! 

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