First it was sabotage. Then a possibility of ingested urine soaked hay. Or was it a bit of cough syrup left by a careless groom? Jimson weed accidentally mixed in the feed? No wait...it's CANCEL CULTURE! 🤔 "I think it was just a knee jerk, cancel culture kind of reaction. They violated my due process..." -@BobBaffert on the statement released by @ChurchillDowns @KentuckyDerby pic.twitter.com/AE5kom6YlQ — Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) May 10, 2021 Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has been running through an endless stream of excuses as to how his Kentucky Derby winning horse Medina Spirit failed a post-victory drug test. Medina Spirit tested for an excessive amount of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory. Baffert was baffled. He said that his team does not use that drug.
Dr. Anthony Fauci joined me on @840WHAS to discuss safely attending the @KentuckyDerby, fast-tracking a vaccine, football challenges, getting business back on track, and how to maneuver in an anti-authority & anti-science culture. 🎙 audio here: https://t.co/kb2nwYFrBP #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/F3lA8g7nXr — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) August 7, 2020 I had a nice radio chat with America's top infectious disease researcher Dr. Anthony Fauci. We discussed how to safely attend the Kentucky Derby during the coronavirus pandemic. We also dug into the challenges facing leaders during an anti-authority and anti-science period in our culture. And what about football! The White House staff gave me 7 minutes with Dr. Fauci so we crammed as much info in as we could. America's 😷 top health official Dr. Anthony
The New York Times racing writer Joe Drape shocked the horse racing universe with documentation proving that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test after winning the Santa Anita Derby. That victory earned Justify enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Justify went on to win the Kentucky Derby but the Times story illustrates how the horse should have been disqualified from claiming the Santa Anita victory, thus opening a Derby slot for someone else's horse. Justify was found to have scopolamine in is system, a banned substance known to aid breathing and heart acceleration. Many in the California racing business are aware that scopolamine can get into hay through "environmental contamination." Trainer Bob Baffert was made aware of the
Listening to people whine about the Derby outcome is more irritating than getting a bugle blast at point blank range. Let it go, people. Country House is the winner. Maximum Security was moved to the first position behind the furthest trailing horse that he impeded. Thus, Maximum Security is officially listed as finishing #17 out of nineteen horses in the race. An explanation of Maximum Security's #KyDerby disqualification. pic.twitter.com/vf8AN4qvD2— Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) May 4, 2019 Churchill Downs officials have cleared all but one race fan out of the stands. Keith Richards does not seem to understand that Millionaires Row is now closed.
Mary and I had a ball at Unbridled Eve and the next day at the 145th Kentucky Derby... ...until the racing stewards cancelled my winning ticket by disqualifying winner Maximum Security. Oops! Ain't gonna bump no more with no big, fat racehorse. Yahoo Sports columnist Pat Forde tells the jaw-dropping tale of unbridled elation followed by Maximum Security's designation as "a racing immortal for all the wrong reasons." President Trump weighed in with a misspelled tweet, later reposted with the correct spelling of Kentucky.
📻 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell jumped on the radio with me to talk about chicken chomping Democrats, why he is proudly called The Grim Reaper, defining socialism in 2019, if investigating the investigators is overkill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling AG William Barr a criminal, Sen. Mazie Hirono lobbing 🔥 at Trump, just WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE!, and Liberals' favorite Kentucky Derby horse 🎙️ 🏇🏽 840WHAS #USpolitics
In spite of forecasters calling for a partly cloudy and pleasant Kentucky Derby day, the heavens opened and rain poured for fourteen hours on Churchill Downs. No rain, no gain. The bettors' favorite Justify sloshed around the track ahead of 19 other contenders to win the garland of roses and launch his campaign to become the next triple crown winner. From the Announcer's Booth, high above @ChurchillDowns, watch @TravisStone call the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by @WoodfordReserve! pic.twitter.com/R11ovcK6Bl— Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) May 6, 2018 Speaking of filth and slop, here's Madonna. NOW PEEP these incredible Kentucky Derby photos by the Courier Journal team. (4/many) ? Who wore it best? (Derby clothes condom edition) ? ? ☔️ #KyDerby #Derby144 @KentuckyDerby @ChurchillDowns #Louisville pic.twitter.com/VbDP6LAEhu—
Rick Pitino played in his 55+ basketball league and lived to talk about it...live from a hot tub where he was nursing his wounds. (full transcript at bottom of page) After reflecting on his tournament play, Pitino talked about his next UofL team, his kids grabbing all of his Derby winnings, and why he was sleeping (or deeply praying) at Mass. (audio above) VIDEO: #Louisville HC Rick Pitino dropping 3's at @MastersHoops National Championships in Coral Springs @NBC6 @NBC6Sports. #GoCards pic.twitter.com/vNLytbWmKU— Chris Fischer NBC6 (@FischerNBC6) May 9, 2017 Pitino's former players were having a ball tweeting praise and jokes about the coach's skills. Where's Ray at.. @Specter_Smit @lukeskywalka11 @stephanvt44 @GorguiDieng @Mikemarra33 that man looks tired out there.. we don't get tired https://t.co/6KdraBU4qw—
Uh... we have 22 horses booked for the @KentuckyDerby's 20 horse limit.
radio sketch for Tuesday, May 10, 2016 RONNIE O’BRYAN b level derby celebrity departure (sing) "WE CAN’T GO ON TOGETHER…WITH SUSPICIOUS MINDS!" >>>>>>>>> HEY MAN, IT’S AMERICA’S #1 ELVIS IMPERSONATOR, COMIN OFF A DERBY HIGH OF BEING TREATED LIKE A BIGTIME CELEBRITY! YOU KNOW WE ATTRACT ALL THE FADED STARS LIKE THE DUDE FROM THAT SHOW AND THE LADY WHO WAS IN THAT VIDEO AND THE KID WHO SAYS THE FUNNY THING IN THAT COMMERCIAL. AIN’T NOBODY WHO KNOWS THEIR NAMES BUT WHEN THEY SEE ‘EM THEY SAY, “AIN’T YOU THAT GUY WHO WAS ON THAT SHOW?” AND THE B-TEAM CELEBRITY SAYS “NAW, I WAS THE DUDE FROM THAT MOVIE IN 19&78 AND I KEEP MILKING IT