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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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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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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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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Belmont Odds and Picks: Who Will Win?

Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert weighed in on the contenders for the 153rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

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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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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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Maryland’s State Song, a Nod to the Confederacy, Nears Repeal

The lyrics of “Maryland, My Maryland,” long criticized as sympathetic to the Confederacy, refer to Abraham Lincoln as a “despot” and Union soldiers as “Northern scum!”

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Swiss Skydiver, With a Last-Minute Jockey, Wins the Preakness Stakes

Robby Albarado was called in late to ride Swiss Skydiver, who became the sixth philly to win the race and the first to do so since 2009.

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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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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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Tiz the Law Wins an Unusual Belmont Stakes

Tiz the Law is a New York-bred colt owned by Sackatoga Stable and trained by the 82-year-old Barclay Tagg.

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Belmont Stakes: Here’s What You Need to Know

Traditionally the final race in the Triple Crown series, it will kick things off for the first time. And that’s not the only change.

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For Belmont Jockeys, the Return of a Gig

But without a top-three finish, not necessarily a meaningful paycheck.

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10 Racehorses Killed in Fiery Crash on New Jersey Turnpike

One of the horses was sired by the Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and another by the Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist.

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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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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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