Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit faces disqualification after failed drug test

By: Agencies Monday 10 May 2021
  • Trainer Bob Baffert denies any wrongdoing over test
  • ‘I don’t feel embarrassed, I feel like I was robbed’

Churchill Downs has suspended trainer Bob Baffert from entering horses at the track and suggested that it would invalidate Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby victory if the results of a failed postrace drug test are upheld.

The track said in a statement on Sunday that failure to comply with the rules and medication protocols jeopardizes the safety of horses and jockeys, the sport’s integrity and the Derby’s reputation.

Related: Medina Spirit crosses first as Bob Baffert wins record seventh Kentucky Derby

Ffos Las 1.00 Equus Dancer 1.30 Bembridge 2.05 Baratineur 2.40 Landofsmiles 3.15 Everything For You 3.50 Lex Talionis 4.20 Clondaw Rigger 4.50 Dynamite Kentucky

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