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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit fails drug test, trainer Bob Baffert suspended – Wide World of Sports

‘Biggest gut punch in racing’ for suspended trainer

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Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed post-race drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport.
Baffert denied all wrongdoing and promised to be fully transparent with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission during its investigation. Baffert’s barn received word Saturday that Medina Spirit had tested positive for an excessive amount of the steroid betamethasone,…

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