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California board lets stand Justify's win in 2018 race

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 14:44:39-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted to let stand a decision by stewards at Santa Anita and leave Justify as the winner of the 2018 Santa Anita Derby.

The seven CHRB commissioners met in a closed executive session Thursday. Stewards at Santa Anita last month decided to dismiss complaints filed by the current racing board in the combined cases of Justify and Hoppertunity, both of whom had scopolamine detected in post-race samples following their victories.

The racing board filed the complaint as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Mick Ruis, the owner-trainer of Bolt d'Oro, who finished second to Justify in the 2018 race.