Horse Racing News
Medina Spirit will race in Saturday's Preakness Stakes after an agreement was reached after Bob Baffert agreed to prerace blood testing, monitoring and medical review, the trainer's attorney announced Tuesday.
Posted 5/11/21 11:51 AM by
Trainer Bob Baffert said in a statement Tuesday that Medina Spirit was treated with a substance before the Kentucky Derby that he wasn't aware contained the steroid betamethasone that has called into question the horse's victory.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is headed to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes, while trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that he won't attend the race to avoid being a distraction.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test, news that trainer Bob Baffert called "the biggest gut punch."
Kentucky Derby favorite Essential Quality and runner-up Mandaloun will not run against Medina Spirit in the Preakness, trainer Brad Cox said Thursday.
American Pharoah, which won the 2015 Triple Crown, along with trainers Todd Pletcher and Jack Fisher, were all elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Medina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by a half-length, making Bob Baffert the winningest trainer in the race's 147-year history with seven.
Bob Baffert saddled Gamine to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Derby City Distaff at Churchill Downs Saturday, giving the trainer his record 220th Grade 1 stakes win.
Favorite Malathaat overtook Travel Column entering the stretch and edged Search Results in a tight duel to the finish line, winning the 147th Kentucky Oaks by a neck on Friday.
King Fury, the 20-1 horse named after lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has been scratched from Saturday's Kentucky Derby.