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Trainer sues California racing board over Justify drug test

Jan. 13, 2020 10:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trainer Mick Ruis sued the California Horse Racing Board on Monday, alleging it intentionally failed to discharge its public duty when the board hid and subsequently dismissed Justify's positive drug test in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby. Ruis trained and owned Bolt d'Oro, who finished...

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Authentic and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Authentic gives Baffert Ky Derby contender with Sham victory

Jan. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Authentic led all the way in winning the $100,000 Sham Stakes by 7 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita, giving five-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert another contender for the first leg of the Triple Crown. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Authentic ran a mile in 1:37.57 on Saturday....