Hc. The only horseback riding sport I didn't do.
Known Agenda 11 - 1Like the King 46 - 1Brooklyn Strong 40 - 1Keepmeinmind 46 - 1Sainthood 40 - 1O Besos 39 - 1Mandaloun 28 - 1Medina Spirit 12 - 1Hot Rod Charlie 5 - 1Midnight Bourbon 12 - 1Dynamic One 42 - 1Helium 35 - 1Hidden Stash 35 - 1Essential Quality 5 - 2Rock Your World 9 - 2King Fury SCRHighly Motivated 11 - 1Super Stock 33 - 1Soup and Sandwich 25 - 1Bourbonic 28 - 1
Betamethasone is the same drug that was found in the system of Gamine, another Baffert-trained horse who finished third in the Kentucky Oaks last September. Medina Spirit is Baffert's fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year.
Essential Quality was steamed down to even money odds (1/1) yesterday after well-known bettor Mattress Mack bet a healthy six digits on the horse. https://www.vegasinsider.com/horse-racing/odds/kentucky-derby/
Churchill Downs suspended trainer Bob Baffert from entering horses at the track and suggested that it would invalidate the Kentucky Derby victory of his horse, Medina Spirit, if the results of a failed postrace drug test are upheld.Churchill Downs' announcement comes after Baffert announced the failed drug test, which he vowed to fight "tooth and nail." The track said in a statement Sunday that failure to comply with the rules and medication protocols jeopardizes the safety of horses and jockeys, the sport's integrity and the Derby's reputation.
and suggested that it would invalidate the Kentucky Derby victory of his horse, Medina Spirit, if the results of a failed postrace drug test are upheld
A Derby Winner’s Drug Test Won’t Affect Any Bets. Here’s Why.A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep their money either way.
Betting rules at horse racing tracks, off-site wagering venues and internet sites are very clear in cases like this. Once a race has been declared official, a few minutes after it is over, the betting is final. Winners can collect their cash, and losers can tear up their tickets.The reason for this is pretty simple. Once the money starts getting handed over, it becomes impossible to track. Derby bettors have long since folded up their cash, or maybe spent it on a round of drinks. And who’s going to be the person tasked with walking up to Lefty or Cincinnati Joe and asking him to give back that $20 he just pocketed?
I'm glad you get to keep your millions!
After Medina Spirit, a 3-year-old colt, finished second at the Santa Anita Derby on April 3, he "developed dermatitis on his hind end" before a veterinarian "recommended the use of an anti-fungal ointment called Otomax," Baffert said in a statement Tuesday."Yesterday, I was informed that one of the substances in Otomax is betamethasone," he said."While we do not know definitively that this was the source of the alleged 21 picograms found in Medina Spirit's post-race blood sample, and our investigation is continuing, I have been told by equine pharmacology experts that this could explain the test results. As such, I wanted to be forthright about this fact as soon as I learned of this information," he said.
I wanted to be forthright about this fact as soon as I learned of this information," he said.