The New York Times reported that now-retired race horse Justify failed a drug test prior to the 2018 Kentucky Derby, the first of three races in the American Triple Crown.
The consequences that usually follow a failed drug test would be forfeiture of the prize money and disqualification. Instead, the California Horse Racing Board took weeks to confirm the positive results of the doping test, and ultimately dismissed the case, The Times said.
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Race horse Justify made history in 2018 by being the first colt, who did not race as 2-year-old, to win the 2018 Triple Crown in over a century.
However, documents uncovered by The New York Times Wednesday showed that the race horse failed a drug test prior to the Kentucky Derby, the first of three races in the American Triple Crown.
Chuck Winner, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, owns financial interest in Justify and other horses trained by “Hall of Fame” trainer Bob Baffert, but The Times did not find evidence of “pressure or tampering by Justify’s owners.”
Justify was tested on April 7, 2018, the date of the Santa Anita Derby, which he won — a victory needed to qualify …read more
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