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  1. New York Racing Officials Suspend Baffert From Belmont Stakes Sports, Yesterday

    The Hall of Fame trainer was already under suspension at Churchill Downs, where he won his seventh Kentucky Derby before his horse failed a drug test.

  2. The Triple Crown’s Next Question: Who Will Win the Belmont? Sports, Yesterday

    The 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, was barred from the Belmont, and the Preakness champion, Rombauer, may not be the favorite.

  3. Medina Spirit and Horse Racing’s Deadly Drug Scandals Editorial, May 15

    New laws cleaning up the sport of horse racing can’t come soon enough.

  4. Expert Picks: Who Will Win the Preakness? Sports, May 14

    Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert look at the contenders for the 146th Preakness Stakes.

  5. Winning Always Wins. Will Integrity Place, or Even Show? Sports, May 13

    Ahead of the Preakness, with horse racing’s best-known trainer mired in controversy, it seems the sport’s credibility is going down to the wire.

  6. Medina Spirit Will Run in the Preakness Despite Failed Drug Test Sports, May 11

    The trainer Bob Baffert said an ointment caused the colt to fail a drug test after the Kentucky Derby. He made a deal to keep the horse in the Preakness.

  7. On the Airwaves, Baffert Rails Against Cheating Allegations Sports, May 10

    A day after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was revealed to have failed a drug test, the horse’s trainer cited “cancel culture” in his denials.

  8. A Derby Winner’s Drug Test Won’t Affect Any Bets. Here’s Why. Sports, May 10

    A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep their money either way.

  9. Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test Sports, May 9

    The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horses have failed five tests in a little more than a year, was suspended, but he denied wrongdoing.

  10. At this Derby party house, everyone is ‘like family.’ Sports, May 1

    An unassuming house across from Churchill Downs that was once owned by a member of the band Pavement welcomes racegoers and celebrities alike.

  11. What to Know About the 147th Kentucky Derby Sports, May 1

    The post time for the race is 6:57 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday.

  12. Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby Sports, May 1

    The trainer Bob Baffert collected his seventh Derby victory while the favorite, Essential Quality, faltered and finished fourth.

  13. The Kentucky Derby Is Back, Without Crowding Interactive, April 30

    Here’s what it looks like on the ground of the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

  14. Expert Picks: Who Will Win the Kentucky Derby Sports, April 30

    Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert weigh in on the contenders for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

  15. We Know Where the Sheikh’s Horse Is. But Where Is His Daughter? Sports, April 29

    Essential Quality could win the Kentucky Derby. Activists concerned about Sheikha Latifa, the owner’s daughter, don’t think the horse should run at all.

  16. Running for the Roses, the Record Books and His Father Sports, April 28

    Kendrick Carmouche has a chance to become the first Black jockey in 119 years to win the Kentucky Derby. But mostly he would like to win for his “Pops.”

  17. The First Saturday in ... September Interactive, September 5

    The Kentucky Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., will be run without fans for the first time. Here’s what you need to know.