Trainer Bob Baffert sues Churchill Downs in federal court over unlawful restraint of trade, seeks stay of stewards' suspension

Feb 28, 2022

Determined to overturn his 2-year ban by Churchill Downs and a 90-day suspension imposed by Kentucky stewards, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert resumed his legal battle on two fronts Monday.

Claiming Churchill Downs Inc. had deprived him of due process and the right to race horses in Kentucky in what attorneys characterized as an unlawful restraint on trade, Baffert filed the federal lawsuit he threatened last month while simultaneously asking Franklin Circuit Court to stay a suspension scheduled to start on March 8.

Source: Courier Journal
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