Horse Racing News

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.
How should you bet Saturday's first leg of the Triple Crown? Chris Fallica, Doug Kezirian and Anita Marks provide analysis and offer picks for the Kentucky Derby.
Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who has long been a horse racing fan, will head to the Kentucky Derby this weekend to watch an entry who shares his name.
 
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