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  • BigRay

    So someone else doped up his horse? What about the 2 in Arkansas? Dude should be banned for life.

  • Getty33

    “It’s such an injustice to the horse. I don’t feel embarrassed, I feel like I was wronged. But I’m going to fight it,” he said.

    Just like last month when his legal team successfully argued that a trainers assistant’s pain relief patch caused two of his horses to test positive for lidocaine. Sure. Just as sure as I am that OJ is still looking for Nicole’s killers.

  • marker0357

    He sure is in the middle of it every time, somehow.

  • BigRay

    I working all day today and listening to sports talk radio. A couple guys are like “it’s not a substance that makes the horse go faster”. I don’t know enough about that. But if it is on the banned list there must be a reason, maybe just for horse safety.

  • XxHeisenbergxX

    No Baffert has a long list of horses that have shown up with banned substances and his apparent excuses are insane..one blaming his assistant trainer for wearing lidocaine patches LOL..he should receive a ban or lengthy suspension..I enjoy betting the horses but honestly now I hope im on the right “medicated” horse.

  • depalma13

    As someone who was all over Mandaloun in the Derby, I was probably cheated out of thousands and thousands of dollars. So I’m pretty pissed about that.

    As someone who belongs to a group that has a horse with Baffert that just won yesterday, it’s far more infuriating.

  • BigRay

    So the excuse he is throwing out there is one of the grooms urinated in the stall after drinking cough medicine and the horse ate the hay he peed on. Seriously….

  • depalma13

    It appears to be a topical rub prescribed by a vet and Kentucky/Churchill allows the medication. It seems no one knew the ointment contained the drug.

    At least that’s what I’m hearing.

  • dominicanpapi

    I read a headline saying he blamed cancel culture? Seriously? Other than horse racing fans/bettors, who would care?

  • Unico10

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    Doped race horses?

    What has the world come to…. what’s next? Baseball players on steroids? Tour de France bicyclists doing transfusions? Fighters loading up on roids and amphetamines?

    Please…. why are we even talking about this. The only shocking thing is that he got caught

  • osuryanf

    @Unico10 said...

    Doped race horses?

    What has the world come to…. what’s next? Baseball players on steroids? Tour de France bicyclists doing transfusions? Fighters loading up on roids and amphetamines?

    Please…. why are we even talking about this. The only shocking thing is that he got caught

    This x 1,000,000

  • ifthethunder

    @Unico10 said...

    Please…. why are we even talking about this. The only shocking thing is that he got caught

    The only good thing.
    ~

  • Getty33

    @depalma13 said...

    It appears to be a topical rub prescribed by a vet and Kentucky/Churchill allows the medication. It seems no one knew the ointment contained the drug.

    At least that’s what I’m hearing.

    The story changes every other day. It has turned into a Saturday Night Live sketch.

  • depalma13

    @Unico10 said...

    Doped race horses?

    What has the world come to…. what’s next? Baseball players on steroids? Tour de France bicyclists doing transfusions? Fighters loading up on roids and amphetamines?

    Please…. why are we even talking about this. The only shocking thing is that he got caught

    This is not doping. This is a legal medication overage. There is a big difference.

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    @depalma13 said...

    This is not doping. This is a legal medication overage. There is a big difference.

    Sounds good!

    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤣

  • yisman

    @BigRay said...

    So the excuse he is throwing out there is one of the grooms urinated in the stall after drinking cough medicine and the horse ate the hay he peed on. Seriously….

    Is this real? Guy should be banned just for saying that.

  • depalma13

    @Unico10 said...

    Sounds good!

    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤣

    I get it, it’s easy to be a cynic.

  • yisman

    @BigRay said...

    So the excuse he is throwing out there is one of the grooms urinated in the stall after drinking cough medicine and the horse ate the hay he peed on. Seriously….

    A female boxer tested positive for a banned substance last year and she was let off the hook after her excuse.

    Get this:

    She blamed her boyfriend for taking the banned substance and having sex with her.

    This is just as ludicrous.

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    @depalma13 said...

    I get it, it’s easy to be a cynic.

    I have been called much worse when after Armstrong second tour de france win I said “He found something obviously and it will be found what it is sooner or later”…. thing is I have always been right and when $$$ and fame are there human greed takes over… it’s a story as old as the world

    I am sure there some honestly pure horse owners out there, just like I am sure there are some horse owners that don’t know what the trainers etc actually do to their horse… horse racing has been in close competition with boxing for decades for having a really dark underbelly. I am sure the top class level polishes that turd really well, but that doesn’t mean they won’t cut corners

    So… excuse me if don’t clutch my pearls in shock when someone is accused of cheating in horse racing

  • realphipps

    The sport is dead. So it doesn’t matter much. Bob and his inbred partners are just milking the loose change out of it before the entire industry is drug behind the barn and put out of it’s misery.

    In other news, no horses died at Santa Anita yesterday. Now that’s shocking news out of horse racing.

  • Getty33

    @realphipps said...

    The sport is dead. So it doesn’t matter much. Bob and his inbred partners are just milking the loose change out of it before the entire industry is drug behind the barn and put out of it’s misery.

    In other news, no horses died at Santa Anita yesterday. Now that’s shocking news out of horse racing.

    I guess we’d rather watch human beings beat each other senseless in MMA. I’m all about change and progress, but this is a sad turn of events when animal welfare is more important than human welfare.

  • realphipps

    @Getty33 said...

    I guess we’d rather watch human beings beat each other senseless in MMA. I’m all about change and progress, but this is a sad turn of events when animal welfare is more important than human welfare.

    Name the MMA venue with a body count that rivals Santa Anita and you’ll have a point!

    Word in Baltimore has it that a drug dealer dropped a gram of cocaine outside Pimlico this morning. Total accident, but with a silver lining… When a Baffert horse test positive for coke this weekend, don’t blame him!

  • depalma13

    @realphipps said...

    Name the MMA venue with a body count that rivals Santa Anita and you’ll have a point!

    Word in Baltimore has it that a drug dealer dropped a gram of cocaine outside Pimlico this morning. Total accident, but with a silver lining… When a Baffert horse test positive for coke this weekend, don’t blame him!

    33% of all MMA fights result in one of the competitors suffering a traumatic brain injury. I’ll take my chances with horse deaths over maiming 15% of the sports population every year.

    Oh yeah, with $1.2 Billion wagered on horse racing last year alone in the US. It is doing quite well and isn’t going anywhere.

  • realphipps

    33% of ALL MMA fights end in traumatic brain injury.

    $1.2 billion wagered.

    Interesting data. Are you Bob by any chance? Lol… quite interesting we turn to wagered money to determine the health of a sports market. Even more interesting when a horse owner vehemently defends piles of dead horses as good for business… Because another sport is way worse if we look at make-believe numbers to say it is.

    33% of all MMA fights end in a traumatic brain injury!…Keep using this line. Surely it will deflect away any unwarranted scrutiny the wildly popular sport of horse racing has unfairly found itself in. Again.

  • depalma13

    @realphipps said...

    33% of ALL MMA fights end in traumatic brain injury.

    $1.2 billion wagered.

    Interesting data. Are you Bob by any chance? Lol… quite interesting we turn to wagered money to determine the health of a sports market. Even more interesting when a horse owner vehemently defends piles of dead horses as good for business… Because another sport is way worse if we look at make-believe numbers to say it is.

    33% of all MMA fights end in a traumatic brain injury!…Keep using this line. Surely it will deflect away any unwarranted scrutiny the wildly popular sport of horse racing has unfairly found itself in. Again.

    The numbers come from a University of Toronto study, not me Sorry, you don’t like facts.

    Wagered money is what funds horse racing. Again, sorry you don’t like facts.

  • osuryanf

    Since we’re on this topic I’ll continue down it..

    MMA fighters CHOOSE that sport. They aren’t born into it.

    Horses are born and forced into racing. Not that we know what their ‘choice’ would be, but comparing MMA to horse racing is a little strange considering one involves personal choice and the other does not.

    A human can join MMA and sign waivers indicating they know the health risks associated and understand they could die from such.

    Horses are thrown into racing and if they die… well… the owners dig them a hole and move onto the next money making horse.

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