Kentucky Derby Horses List: Expert Picks, Odds and Who Could Win

Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert assess the field for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby 2022: What Time Is It and What to Watch

Bob Baffert’s absence creates an opportunity for trainers who have longed to win the race.

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Medina Spirit Stripped of 2021 Kentucky Derby Win

The horse’s trainer, Bob Baffert, was suspended and fined after his horse failed a postrace drug test last year.

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A Heart Attack, Not Drugs, Killed Medina Spirit, a Necropsy Finds

But the report was inconclusive. The colt, who tested positive for a banned substance last May after winning the Kentucky Derby, collapsed after a workout in December.

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Home of Kentucky Derby Clamps Down on Bob Baffert

Anticipating a lawsuit that would challenge its ban of the Hall of Fame trainer, the track accused Baffert of “inventing excuses.”

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Medina Spirit, an Embattled Kentucky Derby Winner, Dies During a Workout

The colt suffered an apparent heart attack while working out at Santa Anita racetrack, a California racing official said.

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The Breeders’ Cup Welcomes Baffert Despite His Suspension

The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has longstanding relationships with many members of the Breeders’ Cup board.

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In Saratoga Springs, Horse Racing’s Troubles Cloud a Tradition

Will horse racing right itself so people can visit Saratoga Springs for another century or two?

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Bob Baffert Sues New York Racing Officials Over ‘Impulsive’ Ban

The trainer was barred from the state’s racetracks and missed the Belmont Stakes after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed two post-race drug tests.

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What to Know About the 153rd Belmont Stakes

The post time for the race is 6:49 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday. A Triple Crown will not be at stake.

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Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Second Drug Test

The colt, trained by seven-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, stands to become the second horse in the history of the race to be disqualified for a failed test.

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Bob Baffert Barred From Belmont Stakes by NY Racing Officials

The Hall of Fame trainer was already under suspension at Churchill Downs, where he won his seventh Kentucky Derby before his horse failed a drug test.

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Rombauer Wins the 2021 Preakness, Surging Past Medina Spirit

The long-shot win assured that Bob Baffert’s colt could not claim a Triple Crown under the cloud of a positive drug test.

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At the Preakness and Beyond, Horse Racing Needs to Clean Up Its Act

New laws cleaning up the sport of horse racing can’t come soon enough.

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What to Know About the 146th Preakness Stakes

The post time for the race is 6:47 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday.

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Horse Racing’s Integrity Faces Another Test

Ahead of the Preakness, with horse racing’s best-known trainer mired in controversy, it seems the sport’s credibility is going down to the wire.

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Baffert Says Dermatitis Drug Caused Positive Betamethasone Test

The trainer acknowledged that it was neither cancel culture nor a conspiracy that caused the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s positive drug test.

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Baffert, Medina Springs’s Trainer, Denies Cheating Allegations

A day after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was revealed to have failed a drug test, the horse’s trainer cited “cancel culture” in his denials.

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Kentucky Derby Winner’s DQ Won’t Change the Bets. Here’s Why.

A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep their money either way.

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Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test

The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horses have failed five tests in a little more than a year, denied wrongdoing: “We didn’t do it.”

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Deep Within Relief Bill, Horse Racing Gets New Tools to Clean Up

A provision deep in the coronavirus stimulus package puts the United States Anti-Doping Agency in charge of regulating thoroughbred racing.

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Authentic Gets ‘Emotional’ Breeders’ Cup Win for John Velazquez

Velazquez, a Hall of Famer, said getting to ride Authentic during this difficult year was “a gift from God.”

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Bob Baffert Races at Breeders’ Cup Trailed by Rivals’ Doping Suspicions

Horse racing is under scrutiny again, as its top American trainer comes to the season’s final event with a record of four failed drug tests in the past six months.

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Preakness Stakes Experts’ Picks and Predictions: Who Will Win?

Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert look at the contenders for the 145th Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore.

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Bob Baffert Suspended 15 Days for Drug Positives

Two top horses, including an Arkansas Derby winner, were found to have a numbing agent in their systems.

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Two Horses Trained by Baffert Test Positive for Banned Substances

The horses failed tests of a second sample, confirming the presence of an unauthorized local numbing agent.

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Charlatan, a Belmont Stakes Contender, Tests Positive for a Banned Substance

Charlatan was one of two horses trained by Bob Baffert that tested positive for a banned numbing agent at a recent meet in Arkansas.

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