Fred Faour: Kentucky Derby conspiracy theories, part 3, based on Thursday’s events
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The Kentucky Derby and horse racing conspiracy theories continue to gain steam, because real problems continue to exist.
On Thursday, Sapphie Joseph’s horse King Miles was scratched after two other Joseph horses suffered heart attacks during the week. He has been banned by Churchill Downs tracks “until details [of the deaths] are analyzed and understood.”
And King Miles was only in the race because he won the Wood Memorial at almost 60-1. One has to wonder (or assume) that he was on drugs that day.
And that’s why people don’t trust the sport. King Miles was not the only scratch. Practical Move, the Santa Anita Derby winner, was scratched with a fever. Continuar was also scratched. Practical Move had a fever. Continuar’s trainer said he was not happy with the horse’s fitness level.
Last year, Rich Strike drew in at the last minute and won the race. That only creates more conspiracies. And they have life, because enough are true.
There are rumors favored Forte may scratch as well. If he is not 100%, this is the right move. If so, your furniture bet will likely go to Tapit Trice.
What happens to Joseph long term remains to be seen. But it is clear something is going on. And that’s not a conspiracy.