One of the marquee events in all of thoroughbred racing has now had 2 significant issues within the last few years.Other than being a big sports fan, I don't know a lot about this, but two impressions emerge:
1. Churchill Downs sounds very angry about the allegations. Would it react so strongly putting the track and race in a less than admirable light if it weren't almost certain?
2. And Baffert doth protest too much.
Isn’t the first time for Baffert with the failed drug tests... it’s bad when MS won the derby I thought right away I should have bet him because Baffert probably put something in him, turns out it was right to assumeI am a fan of Baffert. The guy has been amazing. I am sure many people in the industry don't like him because of how successful he is. While i have never met him, he comes across as relatively genuine person. Nonetheless, all these drug issues are a bit concerning. I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. It makes no sense. On the other hand, Steve Asmussen seems like world class prick.