1999 Goodwood BC Handicap - Budroyale
A Boston Red Sox fan since he was 8 years old, Ted West hit the daily double Saturday. His baseball team got back into the American League playoffs and his durable gelding, Budroyale, earned a ticket for the Breeders' Cup by knocking off General Challenge in the $498000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap at Santa Anita. Ted H. West, Ted West's son, trains Budroyale now, having taken over the stable in April when his father got into trouble with California racing authorities, but the Wests will go to Florida as a team when they try to duplicate Saturday's upset in the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park on Nov. 6. Ted West, 62, turned over 24 horses and Budroyale to his son when he was fined $12000 and suspended for 90 days after eight of his horses that ran in 1998 tested positive for the controversial drug clenbuterol. Horses can train but not race on the drug in California. One of West's positives came after a win by Budroyale at Hollywood Park. "We don't give it to Budroyale anymore, we'd be crazy to after what they did to me," the elder West said. "But I still believe in the medication--I think it's good for horses--and Kentucky, which is about 100 years ahead of California, just recently came out with clenbuterol rules that make more sense." It was the trainer's father who spent $50000 to claim Budroyale from trainer Nick Canani as the California-bred was winning a race at Santa Anita in February 1998. That was the last in a succession of claims for ...
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