Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is facing more problems this week after it was revealed. Kentucky Derby The Medina Spirit winner failed a post-race drug test and is now reported to have legal implications.
California and Kentucky gamblers filed two class action lawsuits against Baffert on Thursday and Friday accusing him of defrauding, fraud and negligence after the Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone In post-race drug testing Louisville Courier-Journal.
KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER MEDINA SPIRIT was treated with OINTMENT with BETAMETHASONE, BOB BAFFERT revealed.
“We all thought it was a long shot,”; a plaintiff in a California suit told the outlet. “But if we don’t (speak) for the gamblers, it will go on, nothing will change in my opinion.”
The lawsuit is seeking compensation for lost wagers following the Medina Spirit’s win, and another is asking Baffert to quit the sport. The California state suit said the plaintiff had missed out on at least $ 54,000 in payouts, according to the report.
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Baffert’s attorney, Craig Robertson, told the Courier-Journal. That the California lawsuit
“We carry our bags all the time and it doesn’t seem to have any effect for those in a position to prevent this from happening. But that won’t happen, ”said the plaintiff in the Jefferson County lawsuit. “This case is more than just money. It has been time since the coaches and the racetrack had to consider their actions and failures. My hope is that this case will change the way things are done and changed. behavior”
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Churchill Downs, Inc. is also named in one of the pre-race drug undetected cases.
The Medina Spirit was cleared for Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday after three rounds of pre-race testing.