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Offline Jeunes

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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.

ďI got the biggest gut punch in racing for something that I didnít do,Ē 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 thereís definitely something wrong. Why is it happening to me? You know, thereís problems in racing, but itís 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 Spiritís 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 .



Giddy Up :beer:


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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. 

Cheers

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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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