Class-Action Bettors Urge Judge Not to Dismiss Derby Suit Against Baffert

Alleging that trainer Bob Baffert "is the Lance Armstrong of the horse racing world" because of a purported years-long pattern of racketeering activity related to the alleged "doping" of Thoroughbreds, a group of horse bettors who brought a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for damages over the result of the 2021 GI Kentucky Derby urged a federal judge Wednesday not to grant Baffert's motion to dismiss the case. The original version of the suit, led by Michael Beychok, the winner of the 2012 National Horseplayers Championship, was filed four days after...

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TIF Special Report: Racing Not Only For the Elite

Instead of #FreeDataFriday, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation is released a special report: "Racing Not Only For (the) Elite," which focuses on wagering and the horseplayer, The TIF stated that: "The report is the culmination of months of research, conversations across informed pockets of the industry and extreme frustration. The frustration is grounded in an assessment of the current state of racing when combined with the realization that the industry commissioned a detailed study that identified these current issues 16 years ago, when their impact was far smaller than it is...

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