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« 2021-May-10, 06:11 PM Reply #125 »
The interesting part is that he has had a few positives lately in last year or so. Baffert continues to profess his innocence.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/kentucky-derby-winner-medina-spirit-returns-positive-swab-as-baffert-banned-20210510

https://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/57049450

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« 2021-May-11, 02:17 PM Reply #126 »
Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Failed The Postrace Drug Test

Trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended from racetrack Churchill Downs.

 Amber Jamieson BuzzFeed News Reporter

Medina Spirit won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, one of the world's most prestigious horse races, on May 1.

Bob Baffert, Medina Spirit's Hall of Fame racehorse trainer, announced the news of the failed drug test Sunday morning and denied any wrongdoing.

“I got the biggest gut punch in racing for something that I didn’t do,” Baffert said in a press conference.

This is the fifth horse trained by Baffert to have failed a drug test in just over 12 months, the Associated Press reported.

Baffert said a blood sample from Medina Spirit was found to have 21 picograms of the drug betamethasone, which is double the amount allowed by racing authorities. He denied that he or anyone else on his team had administered the drug to the horse.

"I know everybody is not out to get me, but there’s definitely something wrong. Why is it happening to me? You know, there’s problems in racing, but it’s not Bob Baffert," said Baffert.

Betamethsaone, a corticosteroid, is the same drug that resulted in the disqualification of another Baffert-trained horse from the Kentucky Oaks in September.

Churchill Downs announced Sunday that it had suspended Baffert.

"Given the seriousness of the alleged offense, Churchill Downs will immediately suspend Bob Baffert, the trainer of Medina Spirit, from entering any horses at Churchill Downs Racetrack," the track's statement read.

Baffert, one of the most famous racehorse trainers of all time, also trained the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify.

A Kentucky Derby winner was last disqualified in 2019 over a foul. Maximum Security was disqualified for interference on the track, and Country House, the horse that crossed the finish line second, was declared the winner.

Last March, over two dozen people in the horse racing industry, including the trainer of Maximum Security, were indicted for a scheme of doping horses with performance-enhancing drugs.

The last time a Kentucky Derby winner was disqualified over a failed drug test was in 1968.

Further drug testing will be done on Medina Spirit's blood; the original sample was split to allow multiple tests to be run. If another round of tests still show the presence of the drug, the trainer is allowed to appeal the results.

Churchill Downs, however, made sure to clarify in its statement that if Medina Spirit fails multiple tests, the horse will be disqualified.

"To be clear," the statement reads, "if the findings are upheld, Medina Spirit’s results in the Kentucky Derby will be invalidated and Mandaloun will be declared the winner."


That's Bob with the silver mane the owner on the right .



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« 2021-May-12, 09:36 PM Reply #127 »
Bob Baffert has doping violations going back to 1992......that's a long time! :o
He's been cheating the whole time, in an industry that allows cheats like him to thrive.

Worth digging up the evidence from the 7 horse deaths from his stable in 2013.
Here is a man who said he gave his horses Thyroid hormones to "build them up" when in fact it is used for the opposite....it's used for weight loss. :o

Why on earth would anyone just routinely give racehorses this crap?.....just never made sense to me.
It only makes sense when you read that Levothyroxine increases the effect of blood thinners......which are so vital to counter the problems around thickening blood from EPO.
Still no proper test for EPO in 2021.

Truly extraordinary how a cheat of this magnitude manages to get where he is!....not even close to "fit and proper"

Surely a big lesson for Australian Racing about just who really should be used as promotion material.

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« 2021-Jun-03, 07:07 PM Reply #128 »
Bob Baffert has been banned from Churchill Downs for 2 years following a positive from the second test.  Apparently he is having a third test done to see if he can prove a link to an an ointment applied to the Kentucky Derby winner. 

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« 2021-Jun-07, 03:12 PM Reply #129 »
Coolmore @ Tom Magnier posted a piece on twitter this morning re The French Derby.
I was interested to check out the breeding of the winner and when I clicked......who came up front and centre of a large winning group on the profile picture.....Bob Baffert :what:
Coolmore can't be serious.

This man is a cheat!



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« 2021-Jun-11, 02:40 PM Reply #130 »
Interesting piece under 'FRENCH RACING' from (London) Times 29 Sept 1902 p10

 It was apprehended that there would be a difficulty about obtaining the services of several American jockeys this aftemnon, as they had been cited to appear before a magistrate who is investigating a charge of card-sharping, in which one or two Americans who own horses here, and Tod Sloan, the jockey, who has been refused a licence to ride, are implicated. Sloan was placed under arrest, but he has been released, which would make it appear that nothing serious has been brought home to him, but it is quite certain that many " undesirables " in the way of owners have found their way to France in the wake of the American jockeys.

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« 2021-Jun-12, 09:00 PM Reply #131 »


................... I love being in France ............... some great days at Longchamp ............... never now ...... whatever was good and great is now a memory

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« 2021-Aug-30, 07:11 PM Reply #132 »
Essential Quality might be the first good horse out of the USA since the 2013 foal frop which produced Gun Runner and Songbird who both raced on successfully as four year olds. Writing this will probable be the kiss of death as he will break down or go to the breeding barn before racing next year.

And we still don't have Kentucky Derby winner yet (NY Times).

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« 2021-Nov-03, 12:05 AM Reply #133 »
This weekend's Breeders Cup races seem to be struggling for numbers in the Saturday dirt races while some of the Saturday turf races are oversubscribed.  Note 2YOs run on Friday.

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« 2021-Nov-03, 04:12 PM Reply #134 »
Maybe the yanks are starting to wake up to the fact that the best racing jurisdictions race on turf

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« 2021-Dec-07, 06:46 AM Reply #135 »
You would never be able to calculate the damage Bob Baffert has done for horse racing......worldwide!

All the nonsense that went with his "wonderful" achievement, when his "cheapie", Mendina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby .....amounts to nothing but more embarrassment for horse racing.....anywhere.

What a cheat!
RIP Mendina Spirit....you poor fellow.....what an absolute tragedy your life was boy.
Dead with a probable "cardiac event"
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/medina-spirit-collapses-dies-after-santa-anita-workout/

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« 2022-Jan-06, 06:04 AM Reply #136 »
2 recent Paulick Report stories on US racing

Hayward: 'No Other Realistic Option' Besides USADA To Enforce HISA - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Longtime racing executive Charles Hayward published a commentary at thoroughbredracing.com on Tuesday, suggesting that the demise of negotiations between the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency could spell the end of horse racing in the United States.
“If the USADA/HISA business arrangement does not get done, I cannot imagine that horseracing and breeding has a future in the U.S.,” Hayward wrote. “While this is not a problem of anyone's making on either side, the harsh reality is, if the two parties cannot find a clear path forward, there are no 'other leading independent enforcement agencies' that can properly fill the void.”

Citing the federal investigation that led to the high-profile arrests of trainers Jorge Navarro and Jason Servis, Hayward argued that the individual state racing organizations have proven they are unable to police the sport effectively.

In addition, Hayward argues that the USADA was poised to take a “broader role” than simply enforcement. He cited the USADA's statement in it's 2020 annual report: “USADA has been assigned the anti-doping responsibilities detailed in the [HISA] Act and will implement uniform rules through an independent model in service of clean competition and participant safety. Throughout 2021 and beyond, USADA and the relevant authorities will establish and manage a robust system that includes education, testing, results management and investigation.”

'Public Trust Will Diminish': CHRB Equine Medical Director's License Temporarily Suspended, But He Remains In Post - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

According to the Los Angeles Times, California Horse Racing Board equine medical director Dr. Jeff Blea has had his veterinary license temporarily suspended after an emergency hearing requested by the state's veterinary medical board. The vet board issued accusation documents (akin to charging documents) against Blea and two other Southern California racetrack veterinarians last month. An emergency hearing was held on the morning of Christmas Eve to determine whether a temporary suspension was appropriate for Blea, and according to the LA Times' John Cherwa, Administrative Law Judge Nana Chin signed the temporary suspension order on Jan. 3.

Chief among the concerns of the veterinary medical board was Blea's ability to remain impartial in his capacity at the CHRB, given the nature of the accusations against him. Blea is accused of violating several components of the state's veterinary practice act by administering medications to racehorses without documentation of complete medical examinations or medical necessity.

“The Board cannot fulfill its mission of protecting equine patients while Respondent Blea continues to be primarily responsible for the enforcement of violations that harm the health and safety of racehorses,” the petition states. “Respondent Blea currently oversees the UC Davis Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory drug-testing program, works with CHRB investigators to investigate potential medication violations, liaises with peers directing programs at UC Davis, including the UC Davis-CHRB necropsy program, and works with Official Veterinarians in their oversight of practicing veterinarians. This gives Respondent Blea control or influence over the drugs administered to racehorses, drug detection, and the investigations of medication violations and racehorse deaths, including the direction of the investigation, the necropsies, and their results. The UC Davis Equine Medical Director has historically held immense authority and influence over the operations and procedures within CHRB on matters related to equine health and welfare.

“The Board alleges that Respondent Blea administered medically unnecessary and non-FDA approved drugs to numerous racehorses. The Board's findings and allegations established that racehorses are administered legal and illegal drugs to enhance performance in racing. Racing is not a medical condition or diagnosis. If Respondent Blea is allowed to continue his role in enforcement and investigations, his involvement alone will raise questions and will compromise the integrity of the drug testing program, the investigations, their findings, and their results due to the unquestionable conflict of interest. Public trust will diminish. Without a trusted drug testing system and without impartial, complete, and accurate investigations, the Board will be prevented from learning the true causes of horse death and injury, from enforcing the Practice Act, and from instituting remedial action or regulations to curb unnecessary deaths of racehorses. Because the protection of the public, especially the health and safety of equine patients, are paramount, the requested interim suspension order is proper.”

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« 2022-Feb-10, 09:24 PM Reply #137 »
See below for recent Paulick Report article on the lack of progress in fighting drugs in US horseracing.

‘Broken Systems And Cronyism’: WHOA Advisory Board Says Horseracing Integrity And Safety Authority Will Flounder Without USADA                                       
by Water Hay Oats Alliance Advisory Board|02.09.2022|6:52pm                                       
                                       
The Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) is a grassroots movement of like-minded individuals who support the passage of federal legislation to prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport of horse racing. The appointment of an independent anti-doping program run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will resolve the problem of widespread drug use in American racing and put U.S. racing jurisdictions in step with international standards.                                       
                                       
Doping destroys public confidence in racing, defrauds the betting fan, weakens the genetic pool, and, most importantly, puts the life and limb of our equine athletes and their jockeys at risk. It is obvious that after years of committee review and discussion, America's racing industry cannot police itself by eliminating the proliferation of performance-enhancing drugs in our sport, nor does it possess the power to adequately punish the purveyors of these drugs.                                       
                                       
It was the summer of 2012…                                       
Our original team of supporters had just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., lobbying for drug and medication reform in U.S. racing. The legislation then was entitled The Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011 sponsored by Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY). It called to amend the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 (IHA). After that trip, it was obvious that the racing industry would never support those measures, so we began discussions with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to help address the intractable issue of doping in racing.                                       
                                       
We decided that our individual voices would make a greater impact if we banded together under one umbrella, with one voice. It was crystal clear that our goal would be to find a way to put USADA in a place of independent management and oversight.                                       
                                       
That was the beginning of the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA). Over time, owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, and industry professionals joined our ranks. We included racing fans and handicappers, partners in our sport. We included members of all racing disciplines: Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse racing.                                       
                                       
Since that time, USADA has played an integral role as a valued partner in efforts to pass the industry-shifting reform legislation that created HISA. USADA chief executive officer Travis Tygart and his  team have shared their time and expertise, often at their own expense, educating countless individuals and racing industry groups about the importance of clean sport and what USADA's gold standard program could do to better racing.                                       
                                       
Today, WHOA has grown from that handful of advocates to over 2,000 industry stakeholders:  over 850 owners and breeders, 950 industry professionals, and a host of racing fans and handicappers.                                       
                                       
Since that original bill, there have been five variations of legislation to address doping in horse racing.  With each variation, WHOA's simple mission statement stood the test.  As long as the legislation met our mission with the placement of USADA, WHOA supported it.                                       
                                       
When the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act was passed in December 2020,  we all celebrated. Our mission was complete.  The legislation named USADA, an independent third party, as the entity to serve as “the anti-doping and medication control enforcement agency.”                                       
                                       
But, not so fast…                                       
In late December, negotiations between HISA and USADA stalled. The legislative compromise that WHOA supported – to put USADA in their rightful place with a five-year contract – has been aborted.  HISA is looking for other options and interviewing other entities to fill USADA's place.                                       
                                       
“What a shame. What a travesty. What are the insurmountable issues that would preclude a fivc-year contract between USADA and HISA?” asked international owner and breeder George Strawbridge.                                       
                                       
“I was so disappointed to see the breakdown of talks between HISA and USADA. There is no other agency that will handle testing as thoroughly as USADA, we need to get them back to the table so they can clean up our sport.” said leading Classic trainer Graham Motion.                                       
                                       
Michael Engleman, a horseman, and former international cyclist, lamented, “Like so many others across the world, I was extremely disappointed to read the news of HISA suspending talks with USADA. The reality is that for U.S. racing there is no legitimate and globally respected alternative to USADA. Anything less than USADA just shows that we are not serious about making honest and real change for what is best for racing, the racing fans and the horses we all love.”                                       
                                       
Members of WHOA have reached out to both parties asking for an explanation of the stalemate and offering to help bridge the gap.  To date, no light has been shed on the subject. The industry deserves to know what the issues are that caused the impasse. “Don't live in the problem, live in the solution.” In this case, without understanding the problem, we can't help find a solution.                                       
                                       
WHOA's support of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act hinged on the fact that currently there is no other “entity that is nationally recognized as being a medication regulation agency equal in qualification to the United States Anti-Doping Agency.” We challenge HISA to find another agency that meets USADA's program criteria. THERE IS NONE.                                       
                                       
“We need USADA now.  Time is of the essence to put an end to doping in racing.” said Triple Crown winning jockey Steve Cauthen.                                       
                                       
Members of WHOA do not feel that HISA has the expertise or luxury of time to build or piecemeal together an entity that would come close to doing what USADA does so well. It is a well-oiled machine. There is a level of trust that USADA stands its ground for what is right. It will not be swayed by outside parties. It is truly independent.                                       
                                       
Owner, breeder Bill Casner believes that “without the years of expertise that USADA provides, HISA would basically be trying to reinvent the wheel. It will be floundering, trying to deal with the sophistication of the cheaters. We have to get USADA on board.”                                       
                                       
WHOA will continue to endorse the independent turn-key program USADA brings to the table. Their scientists are respected at the highest levels. USADA's drug testing capabilities exceed that of any other agency in the field. They have been involved in drug testing, results management, and adjudication longer and at a higher level than any other organization. USADA utilizes advancing sciences to look for new performance-enhancing drugs to stay ahead of the cheater and uses data analysis to catch them and provide a fair process. USADA is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), giving it access to the best global anti-doping practices and science.                                       
                                       
“USADA's knowledge of drug testing exceeds that of any other agency in the field.  They have been involved in drug testing longer and at a higher level than any other agency. There is a major difference between testing at the Olympic level than the NFL, for example.” said Barry Irwin of Team Valor.                                       
                                       
“USADA has been at the heart of WHOA's efforts from the beginning. We all appreciate that changing a culture and a system will be challenging and expensive. But desperate times call for desperate measures.” said Staci Hancock, WHOA's managing member. “Racing's reputation and future depend on bold changes for the betterment of our sport and the health and well-being of our horses. USADA can give us that, putting an end to business as usual with broken systems and cronyism. We can't afford anything less.”                                       
                                       
“I don't think the horse industry realizes the plight it is in, and it desperately needs the integrity of USADA to help shore up its sad reputation. Cheaters are still cheating, horses are still dying, and public perception is still worsening,” added Arthur Hancock of Stone Farm.                                       

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« 2022-Feb-10, 10:09 PM Reply #138 »
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Name one industry.... just one....  that does not have individuals that abuse drugs and or are criminals - even if only a small % of them... - like racing.

Are those industries going to be shut down for ever to?

Lets start with Parliament....

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« 2022-Feb-11, 08:11 AM Reply #139 »
Well said 4s :clap2:

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« 2022-Feb-11, 08:55 AM Reply #140 »
Individuals get to make their own choices about what they do with their bodies.....a racehorse has no say.

A small percentage fours???.....where do you get that one from?.....you don't know what you are watching.

Doping has corrupted "MUCH" of the racing industry according to the FBI.
20 years Seth Fishman has been providing his untestable PED's...that's a lot of doping.....and he's not the only one.
What an extraordinary long list of clients he had.....do I need to show it again.....that's just  his US clients.
Strewth ......imagine his international client list.

EPO, pain and nerve blockers...that's what it's all about.
No real test for EPO in 2022 ....just the clear pattern the EPO boys leave....poor bloody horses.

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« 2022-Feb-23, 10:56 AM Reply #141 »
This lawsuit will be interesting now that Medina Spirit has been disqualified in the Kentucky Derby.
It will probably have to wait while the serial doper and killer of racehorses, Bob Baffert exhaust all his legal options.
I love it to get up....might just give some of the dopers in this country something to think about.
Sad that Baffert continues to have so much support.....what a cheat!!!

Lawsuit Refiled by Bettors After Derby Ruling
Nineteen bettors are a part of the complaint filed by attorney William Nefzger.
By Byron King  Today, 6:34 PM
 
 
Agroup of bettors filed a class-action lawsuit Feb. 21 seeking damages against trainer Bob Baffert and Churchill Downs Inc. after Kentucky stewards on Monday disqualified the Baffert-trained Medina Spirit  from the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs.

The Monday ruling by stewards, which elevated Juddmonte's Mandaloun  to first and disqualified Zedan Racing Stables' Medina Spirit for testing positive for the corticosteroid betamethasone, did not result in amended payoffs. That is standard for medication violations, unlike immediate infractions observed by stewards such as race interference.

The stewards' ruling is expected to be appealed.

Monday's lawsuit, previously filed and withdrawn, was refiled with the announcement of the ruling, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. It seeks to compensate the plaintiffs for "harms suffered, losses incurred, and damage caused" and seeks judgment in an amount representing the payout of the winning payoffs based on the new top-five finish.

In the complaint filed by attorney William Nefzger in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of 19 bettors, led by Anthony Mattera, Churchill Downs is accused of failing to offer adequate testing. The suit claims pre-race testing could have potentially discovered Medina Spirit's positive test and led to a scratch.

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In other legal action this week, the stewards' ruling was submitted in court documents in a similar, ongoing lawsuit against Baffert in New Jersey involving disgruntled Derby gamblers.

 
 

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« 2022-Mar-29, 05:49 PM Reply #142 »

What would happen if Bob Baffert wanted a runner in Britain? | Horse Racing News | Racing Post
By Chris Cook, Senior reporter  UPDATED 6:47PM, MAR 28 2022

Bob Baffert's success in Saturday's Dubai World Cup raised many an eyebrow and perhaps even turned a few stomachs, judging by the reaction on social media to a trainer whose name is often prefaced by the word "controversial" these days.

His ability to compete in parts of his home country is in dispute right now and his medication record has become one of the most talked-about subjects in US racing, so it's not surprising that some followers of the sport are uneasy at the sight of him going to Dubai and landing a £5m prize.

So, could it happen here? If Baffert were minded to send over a contender for, say, the Coventry Stakes or the Queen Anne, would he be allowed to have a runner in Britain? 

The Front Runner went to the BHA for clarity but the answer that came back was complex and appears to amount to this: we'll make that decision if we have to, when we have to, based on the circumstances that prevail at the time. 

"The BHA are signatories to the IFHA International Agreement," a spokesperson told me, "and in that respect apply the reciprocation framework as set out within that agreement. Any case, whether it’s Bob Baffert or anyone else, would be considered on its own set of circumstances within that reciprocation framework.

"If a sanction has or has not been imposed, is just one aspect of whether entries from a particular trainer or ownership group may be considered. There may be other factors, but that’s relevant to the individual circumstances of the matter at hand."

Saturday's success by Country Grammer makes Baffert topical but perhaps this was an unfairly timed question on my part because Baffert's status is in the balance and expected to be the subject of further debate in court this week. He is contesting a 90-day suspension imposed last month by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, a punishment for Medina Spirit's betamethasone positive from last year's Kentucky Derby and which also took into account other medication violations.

That suspension was due to begin almost three weeks ago on 8th March but Baffert is mounting an appeal and persuaded a circuit court judge last week to delay the start of the suspension until 4th April, next Monday.  A 90-day suspension from that day would block Baffert from taking any part in this year's Triple Crown races and put him out of action until the end of June, as reciprocation would be expected in other US states and other countries.

The argument advanced on Baffert's behalf is that starting the suspension now means he will miss opportunities to win major races that cannot be restored if he is eventually successful in his appeal. Reports from last week say the judge took a different view, that any loss arising from missing races "would be monetary and not irreparable" raising the prospect of Baffert suing for loss of earnings if his appeal is ultimately successful.

Baffert's lawyers responded by announcing they would take the case to the Kentucky Court of Appeals and, given the urgency, one imagines we'll be hearing more about that legal procedure this week.

In the meantime, Baffert and his owners have evidently agreed that four promising colts should be moved to other trainers with a view to competing in the Kentucky Derby in May, for which there is still just enough time to qualify. "It’s great for the fans and the sport," Baffert was quoted as saying by the LA Times. "The fans deserve to see these horses run." 

Adding to the tension, a decision is awaited following a disciplinary hearing by the New York Racing Association held in January, which could result in Baffert being suspended from making entries at Saratoga, Belmont Park and Aqueduct. Baffert is also suing Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, over a two-year ban on him running horses there, which he hopes to have lifted. 

It's a really serious quantity of legal activity, easily enough to distract some of us from the day job. Somehow, Baffert has managed to win a top-class race from a distance of 8,000 miles while wading through this mire. 

Of course, winning on the track has seemed a straightforward matter for him for a very long time. The big question now is, can he win in court?


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« 2022-Apr-19, 06:34 PM Reply #143 »
Whip Rules: Monmouth Asks New Jersey Commission To Consider Changes Ahead Of HISA Implementation

by Paulick Report Staff| 04.18.2022| 11:34am

Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., is currently scheduled to open on May 7 with the strictest whip rules in the country: jockeys will only be allowed to use the whip for safety reasons. However, whip rules under the new federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, scheduled to go into effect on July 1, will allow jockeys to use the whip six times during a single race, but not more than twice in succession.

According to the Asbury Park Press, Monmouth officials have asked the New Jersey Racing Commission to implement HISA's version of the whip rules for the entirety of the 2022 race meet.

“I think we have a very good chance of getting this done,” Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development, which operates Monmouth Park, told APP. “It doesn't make sense to have different rules to start the meet and switch midstream.”

Unfortunately, the commission may not be able to adopt the new rule in time for the start of Monmouth's meet. Instead, Monmouth may be allowed to institute a “house rule” that matches that of the new HISA regulation.

The only downside is that the stewards, employed by the commission, would not be able to enforce the whip rule. Instead, that task would fall to the placing judges and racing secretary John Heims.

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« 2022-May-05, 11:53 AM Reply #144 »
Extract of 'story' appearing on Paulick Report website:

History To Be Made At Monmouth Park As Racing’s Renaissance Begins
by Sponsored Content from BetMakers | 05.04.2022|4:51pm

"…. With the opening of live racing at Monmouth Park on Saturday, May 7, racing enthusiasts in New Jersey have plenty of “massive” developments that will lift racing to a whole new level to cheer about….

Monmouth Park's opening day will see a fixed odds betting revolution about to sweep the U.S. fly out of the gates, thanks to a partnership between Monmouth Park and BetMakers Technology Group…..

BetMakers' home country of Australia introduced a similar model of offering fixed odds betting along with tote betting and it has been nothing short of a phenomenal success.

After introducing fixed odds on racing in Australia, purse money doubled in just over a decade. The industry went from surviving to not just thriving, but all the way to booming, with significant year-on-year handle growth that flows back to the industry...."

Gee I thought I was getting fixed odds in Australia when I went to the races decades ago.  Must have been mistaken.  And they are right about the boom just take a look at this years massive Oakbank Easter crowd.

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« 2022-Jun-03, 09:24 AM Reply #145 »
The grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup, once one of America's big races for older horses, was run recently and won by There Goes Harvard whose best finish before that was second in a black type race.  Prior wins were a maiden and 2 claiming races. First prize was only USD 240,000 and 6 ran. 

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« 2022-Jun-14, 07:49 PM Reply #146 »
An article in the Paulick Report 9 June 2022 titled 'The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Where Are All The Horses?' stated that there is a disconnect between the shrinking foal crop (minus 45 percent since 2008) and the number of American Graded Stakes scheduled in 2022 (only 7 percent fewer than in 2008).  I gather the British industry is also facing the problem of small field sizes but ditched a recommendation to scrap just 300 races a year after that proved unpopular.

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