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Kentucky judge divides Medina Spirit urine sample for tests

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has granted representatives of trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit much of the horse's split urine sample to be further tested for betamethasone and other substances. The Hall of Fame trainer...

Trainer Bob Baffert sues to get New York suspension lifted

Jun. 14, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert sued in federal court Tuesday in an effort to get his suspension by the New York Racing Association lifted. The NYRA suspended the Hall of Famer in mid-May after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test that...

Derby runner-up Mandaloun wins at Monmouth Park in return.

Jun. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun overcame a tough trip and a stubborn rival in Weyburn to win the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. It was Mandaloun’s first start since Derby, and it wasn’t an easy race for the 3-10...

Louisiana would expand gambling on horse racing under bill

Jun. 13, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's off-track betting parlors would be able to add hundreds of new slot-like machines, under legislation that won final passage and awaits a decision from the governor. Sen. Gary Smith, a Norco Democrat, said his bill would generate new...

Informative wins Salvator Mile at Monmouth and pays $161.60.

Jun. 12, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Informative caught heavily favored Ny Traffic in the stretch and scored a stunning one-length victory in the Grade 3 $150,000 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park, paying a whopping $161.80 to win. Trained by Uriah St. Lewis and ridden by Jose Ferrer,...

Horse owners mount legal challenge against New Mexico panel

Jun. 11, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An organization that represents thousands of race horse owners, breeders and trainers around New Mexico is challenging regulators in state district court over a recent decision to change the way some purse winnings are distributed. Also at issue...

Derby runner-up Mandaloun returns Sunday at Monmouth Park

Jun. 10, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Mandaloun is returning to racing for the first time since finishing second in the Kentucky Derby, for which he could still be named the winner if Medina Spirit is disqualified for failing a postrace drug test. Trainer Brad Cox on Thursday entered...

Baffert, Medina Spirit owners sue Kentucky racing officials

Jun. 08, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit have filed a lawsuit against Kentucky racing officials. They are seeking a temporary injunction they say is to prevent violation of due process rights and for custody of...

Rick Porter, successful thoroughbred owner, dies at 80

Jun. 07, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

Rick Porter, a successful owner who campaigned such top thoroughbreds as 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace and ill-fated Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles, has died. He was 80. He died Sunday at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, after fighting cancer in...

Essential Quality probably tops in Triple Crown gray area

Jun. 06, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Triple Crown races, three different winners and one isn't even decided yet. More than five weeks since the Kentucky Derby and with the Belmont Stakes over, the Triple Crown season is still muddled in uncertainty. Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit...