Bob Baffert Sued By Gamblers Over Kentucky Derby
© Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
There are quite a few gamblers who lost some money on this year's Kentucky Derby and they're suing Bob Baffert over the Kentucky Derby. Baffer's horse, Medina Spirit, won the race, then tested positive for the banned substance betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid...
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Baffert has been hit with a class-action lawsuit by several gamblers who claim they had money on the Kentucky Derby ... and feel Baffert cheated them out of their winnings by running a "drugged horse."
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and in a new lawsuit filed in federal court in California, they claim Bob is a serial doper who is part of a larger horseracing conspiracy.

The Plaintiffs claim there are conspiracies "between Baffert and other owners and or trainers to commit the above-described acts to engage in illegal gambling and/or horse doping through a pattern of racketeering activity."

"For example, on May 1, 2021, Defendants entered a doped horse, Medina Spirit, into the 147th running of The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky and won $1,860,000.00 as part of a horse-doping scheme in thoroughbred racing."

The gamblers in the lawsuit claim they had bet serious money on the horse that finished in 2nd place, Mandaloun -- and if not for Baffert's dirty horse, they would have won a fortune.

One plaintiff, Michael E. Beychok, says he bet nearly $1,000 on Mandaloun, which went off at 26 to 1 odds ... and if Mandaloun would have won the race, the payout would have been anywhere between $10,000 and $100,000.

Another plaintiff, Justin Wunderler, bet $2,000 "and would have provided a minimum potential payoff of at least $40,000."

"Plaintiff Wunderler’s wagers would have won, but for the illegal, drug-induced win by Medina Spirit. Thus, Plaintiff Wunderler is entitled to bring a civil action against Defendants."

There are more plaintiffs involved with similar stories ... and attorneys are actively looking for more angry bettors to join the suit.
Filed Under: General Sports

Comments

10 Comments
With legalizing gambling you’ll start seeing this a lot in sports.
Reply27 days
They also sued water for finding the hole in the boat.
Reply29 days
I just want to know who makes his sunglasses.
Reply29 days
Another plaintiff, Justin Wunderler, bet $2,000 "and would have provided a minimum potential payoff of at least $40,000." Didn’t this cat pitch for the Strohs last season?
Reply29 days
I could swear he was part of the 5 man rotation....
29 days
Oh and you’re killing your father Larry
29 days
Everyone in racing knows Baffert cheats, he has for years. Been caught before, but he's like Teflon Bob.
Reply29 days
How does a horse owner like that recover from this? Doesn't appear too promising for him
Reply29 days
He's the trainer, not the owner.
29 days
The horse owner drops the trainer and doesn't associate with him. He throws the trainer (Baffert) under the bus. That's how he recovers.
29 days
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