Churchill Downs CEO email reveals stance on possible Bob Baffert lawsuit

In an email obtained by Sports activities Illustrated’s Pat Forde, Churchill Downs CEO Invoice Carstanjen detailed to workers how the corporate will method possible authorized motion from horse coach Bob Baffert after he was suspended from getting into the Kentucky Derby. 

“His case is with out advantage, and you ought to be assured that we’re contemplating any and all authorized choices accessible to guard our rights, set the report straight and guarantee he’s held accountable for the injury he has triggered our firm and dropped at the game at massive,” Carstanjen wrote.


Baffert was suspended by Churchill Downs and banned from getting into horses within the 2022 and 2023 Kentucky Derbies as a result of the horse Medina Spirit examined constructive for betamethasone, a authorized remedy that’s not allowed on race day, after profitable the Kentucky Derby on Might 1, 2021. He additionally was banned by the New York Racing Affiliation from getting into horses at its Belmont, Saratoga and Aqueduct tracks.

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