Horse Racing News

Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit have filed a lawsuit against state racing officials, seeking a temporary injunction they say is to prevent violation of due process rights.
Essential Quality won the 2021 Belmont Stakes as the betting favorite on Saturday.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. is out of the Belmont Stakes after a scary fall while racing but seems to have escaped long-term injury.
How should you bet Saturday's final leg of the Triple Crown? Chris Fallica and Anita Marks provide analysis and offer picks for the Belmont.
The chairman of horse racing's future governing body said the failed drug test of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit shows the need for a uniform set of rules and penalties in place of the sport's current patchwork system.
Trainer Bob Baffert was suspended for two years by Churchill Downs on Wednesday after an additional drug test of Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the steroid betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby winner's system.
A second postrace blood sample of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the the steroid betamethasone, lawyers for the horse's owner and trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday.
Hall of Fame jockey Sam Boulmetis Sr., who won 2,783 races, died Sunday in New Jersey. He was 94 years old.
Essential Quality drew the No. 2 post position and was set Tuesday as a 2-1 favorite for the Belmont Stakes.
Country Grammer edged Royal Ship to give embattled trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying eighth victory in the Grade 1 race at Santa Anita.
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