Jan 122022

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Baffert’s Motions to Stop NYRA Disciplinary Case Denied

“I’m just fed up with the drug cheating,” he said. “I’m fed up with the takeout. I’m fed up that we apparently can’t get into a position to implement new and better drug testing. I have more outlets now to gamble. I live in Louisiana, which was a state, up until last year, where the only thing available was horse racing. Now, there is daily fantasy sports, which I enjoy, and the takeout is much, much better. Soon we will have on-line sports betting. I am a consumer. I have just found better products.”

TDN – Bill Finley – Bettor Suing Baffert Leaving the Racing Game

OddsChecker – O’Leary – Louisiana Sports Betting: When Will the State Launch Online Sports Wagering?

CBC News – Crawley – Ford government could lose $2.8B over 5 years in online gambling bet, confidential report warns

“This threatened lawsuit is yet another tactic from Mr. Baffert’s well-worn playbook of obfuscating the facts, inventing excuses to explain positive drug tests and attempting to blame others to avoid responsibility for his own actions,” Carstanjen said.

NY Times – Drape – Churchill Downs Draws a Hard Line With Bob Baffert

Phil has a question:

How can any of the other trainers point a finger at Bob Baffert when almost every single one can’t wait until January 1 so they can get the Lasix needle into the just turned 3 year old’s neck.

ESPN – Novak Djokovic leaves Australia, ‘disappointed’ after court dismisses deportation appeal

Phil has a question:

Do you get a refund if you bet Djokovic in the 2022 Australian Open.

Immigrant Song

National Post – Reuters – France bars Novak Djokovic from French Open in May

NY Times – Mazzei – A Grand Miami Beach Hotel, and Its History, Might Be Torn Down

All Things Must Pass

FiveThirtyEight – Hermsmeyer – When Should You Break Up With A Quarterback? Asking For The Cleveland Browns.

Heard It Through The Grapevine

CBS Sports – Ali Baroudi – NFL on Nickelodeon: 49ers top Cowboys 23-17 in thrilling, slime-filled Wild Card broadcast

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