I predict second sample inconclusive. Baffert walks.
The industry already on life support. More drug controversy especially in KD turns horse racing into the now dead cycle and track and field sports.
there is a whole story to that, its not that simple of a situation at all.. whent years and years and the winning horse was a targetThe 1968 Kentucky Derby and the 2021 Kentucky Derby will be forever linked.
Dancer's Image won the Kentucky Derby in 1968, but was disqualified after traces of phenylbutazone were discovered in the mandatory post-race urinalysis.
The disqualification was announced three days after the running of the Kentucky Derby with second-place finisher Forward Pass declared the winner and Dancer's Image placed last.
Baffert's two Preakness horses, Medina Spirit and Concert Tour, are traveling by van from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course today.
The post position draw for the Preakness Stakes is set for Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.
He was found guilty and admitted to improper drugs and levels, for Gamine on that 3rd place finish in the Oaks placed last and fined, last fall lest you forget how bad this cheater is....
Pimlico is the same racetrack that quickly stuffed Barbaro back in the starting gate of the 2006 Preakness Stakes after the 1/2 favorite lunged forward and crashed through Gate 6, likely injuring himself in the process.
Barbaro broke down 100 yards into the race and then broke his leg in 20 places over the next 100 yards.
I'm betting the gate incident and the fatal injury were related.
Pimlico and the Maryland Racing Commission are in a tricky spot.
Do you stop Baffert from entering Medina Spirit?
What about Concert Tour?
I sense Pimlico will look the other way and allow Baffert to enter both horses.
Thirty horses have registered positive drug tests on Baffert's watch.
Baffert saddled his first horse, a quarterhorse, in 1970.
Baffert switched from the quarterhorse game to the thoroughbred sport in the early 1990's.
Athletes Juice Themselves.
Who Juices The Horses ?
The Owner, The Trainer, The Veterinarian, The Veterinarian Assistant, The Walker ?
This Stuff Doesn't Require a Law Degree To Get To The Bottom of it.
If Baffert Didn't Juice Him, Why Does He Get Suspended ?