Re: Baffert Should Be Afforded Due Process (265 Views)
Posted by: Strike
Date: May 25, 2021 02:22PM
A couple of publications quoted Baffert's lawyer a couple of weeks ago that they have not selected the lab to conduct the split test. Apparently, there is no required timeframe that Baffert's team needs to meet for such a lab selection. Speculation at the time was an intentional stall to allow Baffert to run in the Belmont. Of course, the suspension quashed any effort for him to enter horses in races.
That brings us to "due process." I assume the term is being used in its literal meaning -- fair treatment through a judicial system -- in this case a Hearing. I further assume that as long as Baffert's team stalls by not selecting a lab to test the split sample, there will be no Hearing and therefore no due process provided.
Obviously, gaming the system...again.