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Medina Spirit - Positive - Betamethasone   Triple Crown

Started 5/9/21 by SameSteve G; 20253 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Thank you Loootenant Obvious.

I thought this thread was about Medina Spirit's  overage which was 21 picograms.

I didn't realize you were engaging in a general science lesson.  :)


From: smartyslew


21st Century Truesdail Labs  you say !


From: DogsUp


Should have made  thread to All.

My point in a way earlier thread was how the analytical test equipment was so electro-mechanically- computerized software scientifically concise and accurate. And how it worked. As well we spoke to the chain of custody concerns.

Easy stuff for the machine. 

The hidden story is Bob and his people and Vet relied on the other guy to meet qualified drug screening standards for/in the Kentucky Derby. Nobody checking the checker.

And as always the Dogs likes to get his blog amigos juices flowing. Good for their hearts and minds and souls.

Amen (d)

Love yah Steve O

  • Edited June 14, 2021 12:49 pm  by  DogsUp
In reply toRe: msg 183

From: TexSquared


Wow, just wow.   So Hollendorfer was kicked out of Santa Anita but Baffert gets to stay?




Forgive me if my question has been asked and answered here already. Is it possible that Baffert could have used the ointment AND injected the drug? Would the presence of the ointment ingredients necessarily mean he is innocent? Could it be that's why the residual amount was so high?


From: TexSquared


Possible... the ointment being used as an excuse to hide the injected drugs?   And if the WP article is any indication, Kentucky will find a way to let him get away with it.

In reply toRe: msg 187

From: Wintertrian


The only people sticking up for Baffert are 1) his lawyers; 2) his apologists; 3) people who sat on Boards together with Baffert and for whom he made gobs of money.     

The intermingling and conflicts of interest would make the most crooked parish in Lousiana look clean.  :)  

Few others are fooled.  Of course Baffert wants fines, not suspensions.  $20K in fines against a $361 million dollar in earnings is like less than half a penny in punishment out of his pocket. 

Read what Monty Roberts ("he pushes the envelope to the extent that they (horses) give their lives for his bank account.”), Barry Irwin, Jockey Club Pres James Gagliano, Arthur B. Hancock III, and other respectable persons have to say. 

Also read about our pathetic lack of regulatory oversight, as well as how we treat racehorses in the U.S. as disposable widgets because nobody is even keeping track of the deaths by trainer and/or deaths and injuries are barred from data sharing because of contracts with tracks, and how underhanded any and every effort to look further into Baffert has been politically stymied or met with a battalion of attorneys.

Medina Spirit has such a "kind eye".   (ever notice some of the sweetest nicest horses get stuck with the worst owners and trainers (Big Brown).  I wish Medina Spirit the very best.  I really only care about the horses.  

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


If one goes back to 2011/12 during a 16 month period Baffert had 7 horses drop dead suddenly & it was these events & how he responded that cemented my opinion of him as a horse killer.

Imagine the lack of attention or sheer callousness it would take to continue to employ the same pharmaceutical methods as not one, not 2, not 3 or 4 or even 5 horses dropped dead on your watch.  To only stop at 7 when the racing media got hold of the story.

That's Beta Bob.  Always extracting more from the sport & from the horses than what he gives.

There isn't an international jurisdiction on the planet that would allow him to keep his trainer's license with the kind of record Baffert sports.  

However, I will not be surprised if he weasels his way back to full standing here in the US.


From: princeofdoc


Looks like a great article.....but you have to subscribe to read?