Quotes from the news wire:
We live in a new world now. These horses do n’t live in a bubble, they’re in an open farm. People are touching them. He went from Kentucky Derby to after the Derby everybody’s out there touching them. I mean there’s so many ways these horses can get contaminated and when they’re testing at these really ridiculously low levels … I’ve been saying Kentucky Derby for over a year now these are gon na get innocent people in trouble and this is what happened now.
We did not cheat to win the Kentucky Derby, i want to protect my legacy. I’ve trained great horses. I’ve trained the best horses that have run through there. My record proves it. This is horrible what has happened. The horse never got that medication. It’s an injustice to the horse. He’s a great horse. He ran hard. He deserved to win that race and it kills me because these horses are like my children and for something to happen to him like that is horrible but we have to deal with it and hopefully it will get resolved.