Kentucky appeals court denies Baffert's motion for a stay

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Posted at 8:39 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 20:39:22-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Court of Appeals has rejected trainer Bob Baffert’s motion for emergency relief from a 90-day suspension. The Hall of Fame trainer’s suspension is scheduled to begin on Monday as a result of the order signed by Acting Chief Judge Allison Jones.

Signage outside Baffert's barn at Santa Anita was removed as part of a California Horse Racing Board rule that says any trainer suspended for 60 days or more be banned from all CHRB facilities.

Baffert had already transferred four promising 3-year-old colts to other trainers so they can potentially qualify for the Kentucky Derby on May 7.