Justify

‘The System Is Broken’: Hayward Believes No One Wants ‘To Catch The Cheaters’

Former NYRA president Charles Hayward has always considered the California Horse Racing Board one of the best state regulatory agencies in the Thoroughbred industry. This winter’s issues at Santa Anita Park and the CHRB’s closed-door handling of the Justify scopolamine positive have further convinced him that the need for national oversight has become more vital […]

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Seven-Figure Union Rags Colt Tops Fourth Session Of Keeneland September Sale

After the glitzy prices and pedigrees of Book 1 and the auction’s traditional “Dark Day” to give everyone time to catch their breath and catch up on inspections, the heart of the trade in the Keeneland September Yearling Sale started beating on Friday with the start of Book 2. At the section’s halfway point, the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: California Conflicts?

The U.S. horse racing industry is dealing with yet another controversy this year after the New York Times story about 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify’s positive drug test following the Santa Anita Derby. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the situation, answer questions people likely […]

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Former CHRB Chairman Defends Actions On Positive Test Dismissal; ARCI Advisory Contradicts Statement On Potential Penalty

Chuck Winner, the former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, issued the following statement concerning the CHRB’s decision to dismiss possible sanctions resulting from a positive test for scopolamine, detected in a post-race sample from the April 7, 2018, Santa Anita Derby of eventual Triple Crown winner Justify. As reported in the New York […]

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Scopolamine: More Information About The Drug In Justify’s Post-Race Test

The following informational bulletin was released by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium after news broke late Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby.  Scopolamine (also known as hyoscine) is conventionally used in human medicine for the prevention of motion sickness. It is available by […]

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Baffert, Churchill, Maryland Jockey Club React To Story Of Justify’s Positive Scopolamine Test

In the wake of a New York Times story revealing that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby, trainer Bob Baffert and his attorney are pushing back against implications Baffert administered the substance to the colt intentionally. Baffert released the following statement on Thursday: “I unequivocally reject any […]

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New York Times: Justify Tested Positive For Scopolamine After Santa Anita Derby; CHRB Dismissed Case

The New York Times reported Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after his victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in early April 2018. According to documents reviewed by Times writer Joe Drape, the California Horse Racing Board subsequently voted to dismiss the case during a closed-door executive […]

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Half-Brother To Justify Returns To Glennwood Farm After $950,000 Buyback At Keeneland September

A half-brother to Triple Crown winner and 2018 Horse of the Year Justify dropped the hammer for $950,000 on Monday at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it wasn’t enough to close the deal. The Pioneerof the Nile colt, out of the Grade 3-placed Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic, finished under his reserve in the sale […]

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Taylor Made To Consign Diva Delite, Dam Of Midnight Bisou, At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Diva Delite, dam of five-time Grade 1 winner Midnight Bisou, will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Breeze Easy LLC at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale. She will be offered in foal to undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify. A graded stakes winner and multiple stakes winner herself on the race track, Diva […]

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‘In Immaculate Condition’: Triple Crown Winner Justify Settles In At Coolmore Australia

After completing his first North American season at stud, Triple Crown winner Justify has arrived at Coolmore’s Australian base to stand the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season as a shuttle stallion, reports the Thoroughbred Daily News’ Australian and New Zealand wing. The son of Scat Daddy was joined on his journey from Coolmore’s Ashford Stud […]

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