Talking Horses: Kentucky Derby drugs positive set to convulse American racing

By: Greg Wood Tuesday 11 May 2021

Opposition against Act to impose uniform national standards for anti-doping and medication rules could melt away

Shortly before the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland last November, Bob Baffert issued a statement addressing a recent spate of drug positives for horses in his barn, and promising to improve his record.

“I want to have a positive influence on the sport of horse racing,” Baffert said. “Horses have been my life and I owe everything to them and the tremendous sport in which I have been so fortunate to be involved. We can always do better, and that is my goal. Given what has transpired this year, I intend to do everything possible to ensure I receive no further medication complaints.”

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Ffos Las 1.00 Equus Dancer 1.30 Bembridge 2.05 Baratineur 2.40 Landofsmiles 3.15 Everything For You 3.50 Lex Talionis 4.20 Clondaw Rigger 4.50 Dynamite Kentucky

Sedgefield 1.00 Geronimo 1.35 Six One Nine 2.07 Hats Off To Larry 2.37 Authorizo 3.07 Christopher Wood 3.37 Little Actress 4.07 Nightfly 4.35 Blue Collar Glory

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