Re: Baffert or Baffert (250 Views)
Posted by: Strike
Date: May 13, 2021 09:52PM
I have seen Hollendorfer's name mentioned a number of times as compared with the Baffert Kentucky Derby positive. Remember --
Hollendorfer was the most prominent trainer to be banned from Stronach Group tracks in the wake of publicity surrounding the deaths of 30 horses during racing or training at Santa Anita in the winter-spring season that ended June 30, 2019.
The complete Hollendorfer story was never relayed -- at least to me -- but as I understand it he was told not to work an unsound horse and that same horse broke down and had to be euthanized after that work. Someone else might have better information than this but my point is the ban was not specifically based on drug positives; it had to do with the reckless ignorance of a specific directive during a time when multiple horses were breaking down.