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Update: May 12, 2022 at 7:06 pm
Trainer Richard Baltas is currently restricted from entering horses and his horses are not allowed to participate in timed jobs at Santa Anita Park, according to The Paulick Report.
“We are conducting an investigation into matters involving coach Richard Baltas,” Aidan Butler, chief executive officer of 1/ST, which runs Santa Anita, told The Paulick Report via text message. “Pending the conclusion of that investigation and any final decision based on the results, the horses trained by Mr Baltas will not be allowed to participate in races at the 1 / ST Racing venues nor participate in the races. engage in timed jobs.”
According to The Paulick ReportThe news comes after a sesamoid injury of the 4-year-old Speedcuber, coached by Baltas (War front) during a special junior high school event on the field on May 7, after which she was added to the vet’s roster. Two days later, she had to deal with her injuries. Trainee Baltas Noble Reflection (Map of Liam), who was put in the 10th race on May 8, listed as a manager scratch.
A statement read: “The CHRB is investigating the circumstances surrounding Noble Perfection’s late scratch from the 10th race at Santa Anita on May 8 and does not comment on pending investigations.”
Based on California Horse Racing Board recordthree Baltas trainees have suffered fatal musculoskeletal injuries in the past 12 months. MarchSanta Anita managers fined Baltas $1,000 after the Lookin At Sweetie intern (Look at luck) tested positive for methocarbamol on the job on January 3 for removal from the vet’s list. Lookin At Sweetie won the first title race on January 21, before the methocarbamol positive case came to light.
When commented by TDNDan Ross’ Butler declined to share any further details at this time. TDN also reached out to Baltas for comment, but did not receive a response by press time.