Judge Tells NYRA No on Ask for for Pre-Motion Hearing

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Up-to-date: July 7, 2021 at 6:36 pm

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The federal choose in demand of the Bob Baffert vs. the New York Racing Affiliation (NYRA) situation instructed lawyers for NYRA that she would not plan a last-minute convention the defendant’s counsel experienced requested to discuss a planned “motion to dismiss” filing.

Rather, in a swift and terse reply penned soon just after NYRA’s July 6 filing, Judge Carol Bagley Amon entered an buy in United States District Court docket (Eastern District of New York) that mentioned, “Defendant has submitted a request for a pre-movement conference. The ask for shall be taken up at the listening to scheduled for July 12.”

That date future Monday early morning is the a person the choose experienced presently set previous month to listen to the civil grievance in opposition to the racing affiliation by the barred Hall-of-Fame coach, who seeks to overturn a momentary ban NYRA initiated towards him.


As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, NYRA experienced not nevertheless submitted any official motion to dismiss. On July 6 while, NYRA’s attorneys wrote a letter to the court indicating that these types of a filing was in the pipeline.

On Might 17, NYRA knowledgeable Baffert that he was temporarily not welcome to stable or race at the association’s three tracks (Saratoga Race Study course, Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack) due to the fact of his very publicized string of recent equine drug positives.

That ban, NYRA claimed at the time, would be re-evaluated based on facts unveiled for the duration of the Kentucky Horse Racing Fee investigation into Medina Spirit (Protonico)’s beneficial betamethasone checks that arrived back just after the colt gained the GI Kentucky Derby. In the 12 months prior to Medina Spirit’s positive, 4 other Baffert trainees also tested constructive for banned substances, two of them in Quality I stakes.

The gaming corporation Churchill Downs, Inc., has currently barred Baffert for a two-yr interval from its five Thoroughbred tracks.

On June 14, Baffert submitted a civil complaint versus NYRA, alleging that the association’s ban violates his Fourteenth Modification constitutional suitable to owing procedure.

On June 30, NYRA filed a 236-web site memorandum in opposition to granting Baffert an injunction that would get him back again on the observe in New York.

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