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BAFFERT GET 15 DAYS

By Newswriter — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended 15 days by the Arkansas Racing Commission, according to reports in the New York Times as a result of two positive tests on Arkansas Derby day.

Both Charlatan, winner of the first division of the G1 Arkansas Derby, and Gamine, winner of an allowance race earlier on the card, will be be forced to forfeit their victories and the purse monies earned.

Gamine won the G1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park on June 20 by almost 19 lengths in her next start setting a stakes record for one mile in 1:32.55.

Baffert’s 15-day suspension will run from Aug. 1 through 15.

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