Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test, Trainer Bob Baffert Hit with Suspension

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Baffert's fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was suspended by Churchill Downs after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a post-race drug test, and if the results are upheld, there’s a good chance that it will invalidate the victory. (FOX News image)

(FOX) – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was suspended by Churchill Downs after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a post-race drug test, and if the results are upheld, there’s a good chance that it will invalidate the victory.

Medina Spirit is Baffert’s fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year.

Churchill Downs issued a statement Sunday saying that Baffert won’t be able to enter horses at the track, and failure to comply with the rules and regulations puts the safety of the horses and jockeys at risk, and it can ruin the integrity of the sport as well.

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