Re: Baffert or Baffert (209 Views)
Posted by: Caradoc
Date: May 13, 2021 01:30PM
It is one possibility, but absent seeing the vet records and Baffert/Zedan (btw, where is he in all this?) making all treating vets available to speak on all relevant topics, all of this is guesswork at best.
In short, this is another explanation as to why he doesn't have to be stupid to have "cheated." The horse might have needed Beta to make it to the starting gate, or even to pass vet inspection, and Baffert might have learned from the Gamine episode some methods he believed would conceal the administration. I've lost track of how many times over the years I have read on this board some version of the "cheaters are decades ahead of the testers." He might have rationally concluded that he could escape detection. Who knows? All I know so far is that what we have been told is BS from Bobby, which makes it hard to credit any of his explanations, even that the horse was ever given Otomax.