Jun 242022
 

Bloodhorse – Downey – Maylin: Medina Spirit Final Research a Long Way Off

Bloodhorse – Downey – Maylin: Medina Spirit’s KY Derby Participation ‘Folly’

Bloodhorse – NYRA Panel Suspends Baffert Through Jan. 25, 2023

TDN – Bill Finley – Baffert Issued 365-Day Suspension at NYRA Tracks; Can Return in January

Paulick Report – ‘Protecting The Integrity Of The Sport’: Bob Baffert Suspended From NYRA Tracks For One Year

TDN – Bill Finley – Rick Dutrow Nearing Return?

TDN – CDI: Baffert ‘Broke Rules, Must Bear Consequences’

Bloodhorse – Downey – Baffert Responds to Churchill Downs Motion to Dismiss

ESPN – Suspended Hall of Fame horse racing trainer Bob Baffert fights to save Medina Spirit’s legacy, denies cheating

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The de-Baffertization of Churchill is a stark reminder of his abrupt fall from grace and the bitter battle that has ensued between the most famous person and most famous venue in U.S. horse racing. When his record-breaking seventh Derby champion, Medina Spirit, was found to have failed a drug test after last year’s Run for the Roses, it set in motion a chain of events that resulted in Baffert’s two-year ban from Churchill Downs and Medina Spirit’s disqualification as the winner.

Sports Illustrated – Forde – Trainer Bob Baffert Won’t Be at the Kentucky Derby, but Racing Still Can’t Shake Him

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – A long and winding road: why NYRA has every right to recommend a two-year suspension for Bob Baffert

Paulick Report –  Voss – NYRA Hearing Officer Recommends Two-Year Ban For Baffert

TDN – Thornton – Baffert, Zedan Again Denied Relief in KY Court of Appeals

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Appeals Court Orders Outright Dismissal of Baffert Case

Paulick Report – Irwin: Why The Bob Baffert Case Is So Important To Horse Racing’s Future

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – KHRC Hearing Delayed in Medina Spirit Disqualification

DRF – Hegarty – Baffert’s appeal of Kentucky suspension delayed to June 28

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: Dear Kentucky, You Might Need Bob Baffert

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Baffert Files to Withdraw Legal Action Against CDI

DRF – Andersen – Sean McCarthy, Tim Yakteen to take over training of Baffert horses

TDN – 1/ST Issues Statement on Baffert Suspension

Kentucky Supreme Court

Phil has a question:

Does Baffert have still another Appeal.

TDN – Baffert’s Ownership Group Clarifies Move of Horses

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Court of Appeals Rebuffs Baffert Suspension Stay Motion

Paulick Report – Appellate Court Denies Baffert’s Motion For Emergency Stay; Trainer’s Suspension To Begin April 4

ESPN – AP – Kentucky appeals court denies Bob Baffert’s motion for stay; suspension to begin Monday

Looks like Baffert’s Barrister Battalion bungled the appeal process and got themselves mired in a swamp of Kentucky hicks.

TDN – Thornton – One Step Forward, One Back in Baffert’s Derby-Driven Legal Odyssey

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – KHRC Files Motion to Dismiss Baffert Appeal

Phil has a question:

Did Baffert’s Barrister Battalion bungle it.

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – KHRC: Venue Not a Problem, But No Stay for Baffert

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Churchill Argues Against ‘Judicial Takeover’ of Derby

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Court Questions if Baffert Case Was Properly Filed

TDN – Thornton – More Confusion Added to Baffert Appeal Process

Phil has a question:

Could you say there appears to be a fly in the ointment.

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Baffert Turns to Court of Appeals in Suspension Case

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Churchill Downs Seeks Dismissal of Gamblers’ KY Lawsuit

TDN – Thornton – Baffert, Zedan Escalate Appeals to Higher Kentucky Court

Bloodhorse – Ehalt and Byron King – Messier, Other Baffert 3-Year-Olds to Join Other Barns

DRF – Privman – Messier, three other Kentucky Derby prospects moved from Baffert’s barn

Horse Racing Nation – Baffert sends 4 Kentucky Derby prospects to new trainers

TDN – Four Baffert Derby Hopefuls Moving to Other Trainers

Horse Racing Nation – Greer – Baffert’s Kentucky Derby hopefuls: Where are they now?

TDN – Ross – CHRB Elaborates on Specifics of Baffert Suspension

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Kentucky Court Denies Baffert Stay of Suspension

TDN – Petrunyak – Familiar Arguments at Hearing for Baffert’s Stay of Suspension

Bloodhorse – KY Commission Denies Stay, Baffert Case Back to Court

Brewster later distributed the following statement to media:

“KHRC’s decision is a sudden, arbitrary departure from its own 100-year precedent and from the general practice of courts everywhere in the United States. Let’s be clear: This is part of a continuing coordinated attack against Bob by powerful forces that are rife with ethical and business conflicts and that want to keep Bob’s horses from competing against theirs at the track. We look forward to obtaining a stay in an impartial, unbiased court of law.”

“Let’s also remember that the facts and law in the overall case are on Bob’s side. Fact: Kentucky regulates only the injectable form of betamethasone acetate, and not the topical betamethasone valerate. Fact: Medina Spirit was treated with an ointment, not an injection. And fact: the amount detected could not have impacted the horse’s performance or the outcome of the Kentucky Derby.”

Paulick Report – Voss – Kentucky Commission Votes Not To Give Baffert A Stay

There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Phil has a question:

What are the odds on Bob Baffert’s Barrister Battalion and where can you bet.

Times Union – LIberatore – Disgraced trainer Bob Baffert to remain in Racing Hall of Fame

Past The Wire – Appeal filed and Attorney Clark Brewster on Bob Baffert and the Medina Spirit positive test for betamethasone

Bob Baffert

Bob Baffert and Amr F. Zedan have appealed the Stewards rulings with respect to Medina Spirit’s disqualification from 1st place in the 2021 Kentucky Derby and Bob Vaffert’s fine and suspension.

Paulick Report – Voss – No Decision Yet On Baffert Suspension As Judge Points To Jurisdictional Issues

Bloodhorse – King – Baffert Suspension Delayed; KHRC Stay Hearing March 4

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Baffert Sues CDI, Carstanjen, Rankin Over Suspension

TDN – Baffert Sues CDI, Carstanjen & Rankin Over Suspension

Phil has a question:

When will the appeal of the KRC decision be filed.

Where can you bet on when the appeal will be filed.

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Baffert, Zedan File Motion to Stay KHRC Ruling

TDN – Thornton – Baffert: Without Stay, KHRC Suspension Will ‘Effectively Put Me Out of Business’

Paulick Report – Voss – Judge To Hear Arguments Regarding Stay Of Baffert Suspension This Week

Bloodhorse – Precious – New York Changes Where Jockeys Must Serve Suspensions

TDN – Thornton – NY Passes Suspension Restrictions, Takes Aim at Mutuel Uncoupling of Married Jockeys

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