Bob Baffert Has Filed A Lawsuit Against Churchill Downs For The Suspension Of Medina Spirit Due To A Failed Drug Screening

Syndication: The Courier-Journal
Bob Baffert spoke with the media in front of his barn on the backside of Churchill Downs the day after his seventh victory in the Kentucky Derby with Medina Spirit. May 2, 2021 Aj4t9204

Bob Baffert has filed a federal lawsuit against Churchill Downs Inc., according to Tim Sullivan of the Louisville Courier Journal, in an attempt to reverse his two-year exile from the legendary racetrack.

After Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, who was trained by Baffert, tested positive for a drug, the two-year suspension was announced in June.

On top of that, Baffert is also facing a 90-day ban from Kentucky stewards, which is slated to start on March 8, but his lawyers filed a request in Franklin Circuit Court on Monday requesting a stay of the suspension by a court order or a temporary injunction.

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