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Frisco Bash is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Baffert Saga continues.

When the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) got wind of a news story airing out Bob Baffert's role as their director, it prompted changes to be made in the board's makeup.

The news story was published by The Washington Post. It claimed, basically, that Bob Baffert enlisted fellow TOC directors and a state legislator to subject Dr. Rick Arthur to terms that would compromise his own professional position. Dr Rick Arthur is a retiring equine medical director for California Horse Racing Board.

Voter election and re-elections by the TOC immediately followed, which ultimately resulted in the exclusion of Baffert, and him being relieved of his director duties.

The new members added were: Ryan Hanson and Lindsay LaRoche, and incumbents, Ed Moger, Stephanie Hronis, and Rick Gold. All of them will serve three-year terms as official board of directors, beginning July 1st.

It's not to say that Baffert wasn't without any voting support. According to the results, Baffert, who was one of eight named candidates on the ballot, still received 586 votes in his favor.

Moger, Hanson and Hronis received more than 1,000.

 A total of 6,003 ballots were mailed out to eligible voters, and 1,579 qualifying ballots were received, per Paulick Report.

 For complete information on the vote tally, check TOC's website at: www.toconline.com

 

Source: Paulick Report, Horse Racing Nation

 

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