Churchill Downs suspends Bob Baffert for two years, effective immediately

Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, has officially made the decision to suspend horse trainer Bob Baffert after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s second positive drug test. Following confirmation of the presence of betamethasone, a prohibited race-day substance, in Medina Spirit’s bloodstream on the day of the @KentuckyDerby, @ChurchillDowns Incorporated has suspended trainer Bob … Read more

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tests positive for banned substance

According to multiple reports, Medina Spirit, who recently won the Kentucky Derby, has tested positive for the banned substance betamethasone and could end up being disqualified. Medina Spirit is owned by Bob Baffert, who called the test result the “biggest gut punch in racing.” From USA Today: Baffert disputed the positive test result of 21 … Read more