What will happen if both Baffert’s run pairs or tops, the xrayed clean, turned over the vet records and so did the vet, and have been tested multiple times.
If they x or off, the suspicions will grow.
I like both horses in the race , and actually see them running 1-2.
All this did was create a headache for people like me who are trying to bring new parimutuel money to the game.
When I was explaining that this horse tested positive for a medication that is allowed but not on race day, to my non racing friends, I got a lot of , “that makes no sense”, why can you use it , then get in trouble for using it. Obviously the withdrawal times are worthless when checking at the picogram level because each horse is different.
Every one wants an equal playing field, if they can test Bafferts horses multiple times this week, why don’t they just pull blood every other day regardless if they are racing or not? Along with strict surveillance, and hospital like cleanliness, and meticulous record keeping , you give them no excuses. Then at the first offense you can give them the Hollendorfer, banned for life. The tracks and the horsemen have a lot of work to do.