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Baffert to appeal 60-day sentence

Updated: June 21, 2001, 10:50 AM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Trainer Bob Baffert, who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes with Point Given, was suspended for 60 days by the California Horse Racing Board on Sunday, the result of a positive test for a trace level of morphine found in one of his starters at Hollywood Park in May 2000. Baffert and his attorney, Neil Papiano, on Tuesday appealed the suspension, which would run June 25 through Aug. 23.

Ingrid Fermin, David Samuel, and Tom Ward, the stewards who issued the decision, ...

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