Horse Racing Needed Some Inspiration, and Rich Strike Supplied It

The colt’s jockey, trainer and owner are anything but racing royalty, but they are the kind of story the sport needs right now.

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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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Billy Turner, Trainer of a Triple Crown Winner, Dies at 81

In 1977, under his guidance, Seattle Slew became only the 10th thoroughbred in history to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

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Sports in 2021 Tried to Return to Normal

The coronavirus pandemic still had an impact, but players and leagues had their moments.

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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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A Photographic History of the Belmont Stakes

Historical images from Belmont Park, the challenging track where horse racing legends are made — or not.

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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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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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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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Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby

Bob Baffert, the trainer, collected his seventh Derby victory while the favorite, Essential Quality, faltered and finished fourth.

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What to Know About the 147th Kentucky Derby

The post time for the race is 6:57 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday.

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Dubai’s Ruler Is Entangled in a Kentucky Derby Controversy

Essential Quality could win the Kentucky Derby. Activists concerned about Sheikha Latifa, the owner’s daughter, don’t think the horse should run at all.

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At the Kentucky Derby, a Black Jockey Seeks a Bit of History

Kendrick Carmouche has a chance to become the first Black jockey in 119 years to win the Kentucky Derby. But mostly he would like to win for his “Pops.”

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Authentic Wins Kentucky Derby in Upset Over Tiz The Law

The race in Louisville ran with a smaller field than usual, no spectators and as protests took place nearby over the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city earlier this year.

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Kentucky Derby 2020 Guide: Start Time, Streaming, Positions and More

The race in Louisville will have a smaller field than usual, no spectators and run as protests continue nearby after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city earlier this year.

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Kentucky Derby Start Time, Horses, Streaming, Positions and More

The race in Louisville will have a smaller field than usual, no spectators and run as protests continue nearby after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city earlier this year.

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Who Will Win The Kentucky Derby? Expert Picks and Predictions

Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert weigh in on the contenders for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby.

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Pull Out of the Kentucky Derby? Pressure on a Black Owner Mounts

Greg Harbut, the rare Black owner of a horse in America’s biggest race, says the predominantly white sport must change. But at a moment of social unrest, others question why he is racing at all.

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Kentucky Derby to Run Without Fans at Churchill Downs

Race officials had hoped to allow a reduced number of fans to see the Triple Crown leg in person, but said an increase in cases in and near Louisville meant they had to reconsider.

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Belmont Stakes to Run June 20 as First Leg of Triple Crown

The horse race that usually goes last in a bid for the Triple Crown plans to run close to its usual date at a shorter distance and without spectators.

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With No Kentucky Derby, Live and Virtual Substitutes Emerge

The Kentucky Derby was originally scheduled for Saturday. An animated race airing on NBC may be the most prominent replacement, even though horses will race elsewhere in the country.

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Saudi Cup, Won by Maximum Security, Puts Hold on Prize Money

The horse, trained by Jason Servis, could lose his $10 million share of the purse as organizers investigate whether he was aided by performance-enhancing drugs.

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