Bob Baffert’s Horses Not Allowed To Compete At Preakness Stakes, Maryland Racing Commission Says

Syndication: The Courier-Journal
By Pat McDonogh/Courier Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Maryland Racing Commission stated on Monday that Bob Baffert will be barred from competing in the Preakness Stakes due to drug offenses involving his horses in other jurisdictions last year.

Medina Spirit, Baffert’s horse, tested positive for betamethasone, a prohibited medication, soon after winning the Kentucky Derby last year.

Betamethasone is allowed in Kentucky, however it is prohibited from being administered on race day. Baffert was also fined $7,500, and all of Medina Spirit’s winnings were forfeited.

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