A failed drug test should have resulted in a disqualification for the Kentucky Derby, making it impossible for him to win the Triple Crown .
Instead of the disqualification,The New York Timesclaimed the California Horse Racing Board took more than a month to confirm the results and then decided to drop the case instead of filing a public complaint. Moving forward, horses that were found to have scopolamine, the banned substance Justify tested positive for, in their system would receive a lighter penalty, as well.
Trainer Bob Baffert walks Kentucky Derby winner Justify in the barn after the horse arrived at Pimlico Race Course for the upcoming Preakness Stakes on May 16, 2018, in Baltimore. In an article published on Wednesday, The New York Times claimed Justify failed a drug test that should have disqualified him for the Kentucky Derby.
Rob Carr/GettyBeing a successful racing horse can bring in a pretty penny for owners and Justify was awarded $2.94 million for winning the three races that made him a Triple Crown winner, according toCNBC. That's not a bad payday considering Justify was reportedly purchased for $500,000.Read more: Newsweek »
I believe the California Race Horse Asso made a legal decision. They are among the most strict. I speak from experience. I say it's disgruntled race horse owner's, & trainer's syndrome. 💰 Mating 3 times a day seems excessive - at 150,000 per session !! Wow Sad what goes on in the horse racing business, drug horses, all about money the ,greed, what about the animal.
Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown win: New York TimesChampion racehorse Justify failed a drug test shortly before winning the America... Bob Baffert should go to jail and they should take away the Triple Crown period!! TripleCrown Horses HorseRacing he should have called me. i’m the clean horse piss guy Didn’t know there were republican horses willing to cheat to win a race! My new thing of the day. Oh or was it horse owners, republican, demanding the docs/staff cheat to win, so trumpian
Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test before he raced in the Kentucky Derby, report says Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for drugs just weeks before he won the Kentucky Derby, The New York Times reported. It took the California Horse Racing Board more than a month to confirm results, and it opted to drop the case, the paper said. What a magnificent creature, it would make a fine meal for my Officers to enjoy. There will be a drop in his stud fee
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