LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WJZ) — Trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for two years by Churchill Downs after an additional drug test of Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the steroid betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby winner’s system.
Disqualification of Medina Spirit could be next. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is still completing its investigation before making that ruling.READ MORE: Fort Meade Debunks Tabloid's False Report About 'Active Shooter'
But Baffert won’t be able to enter any horses in the Kentucky Derby or other races at the storied Louisville track through the spring of 2023.READ MORE: Baltimore Man Sentenced To Life For Role In Woman's Death
Churchill Downs says it reserves the right to extend Baffert’s suspension if he has any other violations in other states. Baffert has had five in the past 13 months.MORE NEWS: Victory Villa Elementary School Closes For Power Outage
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