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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 19899 views.
Potsdam2

From: Potsdam2

Jun-5

Baffert makes enough money at his trade. There should not have been the tiniest mistake in medication. His problem is that he is a huge success.  For people who know nothing about horse racing, if they know one trainer's name, it's Bob Baffert.  Of course, as everyone has been saying, that makes him a really good target.

sandins

From: sandins

Jun-5

not only  does he make enough money, but he is less modest than most trainers, tho think he was genuiinely surprised at this MS win. And a trainer should always know about medication for his horse, contents, effects and side-effects. Do not know about horse meds, but many people meds are given off-label, which means "not for intended use"  and efffective for other purpose., but sure this was not that intention. Trouble is steroids are fast-acting and often the drug of choice , without wating for another to work, when another would work well for his rash.

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

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