The California Horse Racing Board has made a decision on longtime trainer Bob Baffert.
The board has decided to suspend Baffert from “all enclosures under the juridstiction of the CHRB.” The decision comes just a day after the Kentucky Court of Appeals denied Baffert’s motion for stay regarding his 90-day suspension.
”Because the suspension is over 60 days, under the CHRB rules, during the term of the suspension, Mr. Baffert will be banned from all enclosures under the jurisdiction of the CHRB and Mr. Baffert shall not be permitted to be involved in the training of horses who have previously been under his care,” the CHRB’s statement reads, via Fox News. “Any trainer who may apply for stalls in anticipation of a transfer will be required to comply fully with any applicable restrictions.”
Baffert’s attorney, Clark Brewster, responded on behalf of Baffert in a statement.
“Bob will respect the CHRB’s preliminary rulings, though he is disappointed by the extremely harsh suspension that so unfairly impacts all of his stable’s hard-working employees. Bob trusts that, ultimately, and with patience, the system will provide an opportunity for a fair, unbiased and informed decision,” Brewster’s statement reads.
This all stems from the recently-passed Medina Spirit, which tested positive for banned medication after the Kentucky Derby last year. Medina Spirt finished first in the prestigious 2021 race.
Baffert, meanwhile, is suspended from the next two Kentucky Derbies.
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