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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 20072 views.
cigarello

From: cigarello

6/3/21

 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

6/3/21

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

6/3/21

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

6/3/21

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

6/3/21

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

Derby132

From: Derby132

6/3/21

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.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

6/3/21

Santa Anita’s tweet

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

6/3/21

I think NY is waiting too.

cigarello

From: cigarello

6/3/21

 I agree with that. I had a friend call me because she just heard breaking news about Baffert.  She  hasn't followed horse racing for a few years- she was stunned with what Churchill did. Whatever the reason for what they did, it is in my opinion very extreme ----I hope he can get it overturned but I doubt he will be able to do that.

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