Freeway barns’ Corniche , the likely 2021 2-year-old men’s champion, has been sent to WinStar Ranch in Kentucky for strength training ahead of the upcoming 3-year-old season, Daily Racing Form has reported.
NS Quality Sugar Colt, who is scheduled to return to coach Bob Baffert’s cage after a brief break, has been unbeaten in three career starts. He certainly won the Eclipse Award with a convincing 1/4 length win in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1).
His status for the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) remains in limbo as he is ineligible for qualifying points as Baffert has been suspended from racing at Churchill Downs after the Kentucky Derby winner of 2021 Medina Spirit failed two drug tests after the race.
On November 22, Churchill Downs chose not to list any of Baffert’s interns among his 22 personal betting preferences in this week’s Kentucky Derby Futures Betting. Baffert-trained horses are one of the most popular pari-mutuel fields.
Baffert is not currently suspended by any regulator. However, he risks being fined or suspended by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission when Kentucky managers finally hold a hearing as a New York lab completes further drug testing. . Management can also type Medina Spirit.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/255274/corniche-sent-to-winstar-for-freshening Corniche sent to WinStar to refresh