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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit collapses and dies after workout in CaliforniaKentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit collapsed and died after a workout Monday at Santa Anita.
2:57 a.m. Aug. 12, 2021
- By Lukas I. Alpert
Former top horse trainer Jorge Navarro pleads guilty in major doping scandal and will pay back $26 million in winningsProsecutors say that at least one horse died of a heart attack from the illegal doping
2:18 p.m. July 14, 2021
Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert's New York racing suspensionA New York federal judge on Wednesday nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test.
10:36 a.m. June 23, 2021
Multiday ‘Redneck Rave’ in Kentucky marred by injuries and dozens of arrests and citationsOrganizers promised five days of ‘mud, music and mayhem.’
11:49 a.m. June 2, 2021
Churchill Downs suspends Bob Baffert following Medina Spirit's confirmed positive drug testTrainer Bob Baffert was suspended for two years by Churchill Downs on Wednesday after an additional drug test of Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the steroid betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby winner’s system.
7:48 a.m. June 2, 2021
Medina Spirit's Kentucky Derby win in jeopardy after second drug test confirms presence of steroidsBob Baffert’s lawyer said Wednesday that a split-sample test of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit came back positive for the presence of the steroid betamethasone, which could lead to the horse’s disqualification and discipline for the Hall of Fame trainer.
3:25 a.m. May 21, 2021
Republican Senate hopefuls in Ohio angling for Trump's endorsementU.S. Senate primary in Ohio is still a year away.
12:51 p.m. May 17, 2021
Trainer Bob Baffert suspended in New York pending Kentucky Derby investigationBob Baffert was suspended Monday from entering horses at New York racetracks, pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit's failed postrace drug test.
10:02 a.m. May 12, 2021
A year too late? The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will fight drug use in horse racing starting in 2022For five years, a bill that would place the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in charge of fighting illicit drug use in horse racing went nowhere in Congress. In 2020, it finally passed — but that milestone came too late to resolve the crisis that enveloped the sport and its latest Kentucky Derby winner this week.
5:50 a.m. May 12, 2021
Preakness will allow Medina Spirit to race --- but the horse must pass a series of additional drug testsMedina Spirit is set to run in the Preakness on Saturday to go for the second leg of the Triple Crown, as long as the Kentucky Derby winner passes a series of additional drug tests.
11:23 a.m. May 9, 2021
Kentucky Derby winner fails drug test, may be stripped of victory; Baffert banned from trackMedina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport.
6:01 a.m. May 9, 2021
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a drug test, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert revealsFlanked by his attorney Craig Robertson in a morning news conference at Churchill Downs on Sunday, Baffert said Medina Spirit was found to have 21 picograms of the steroid betamethasone, double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing
5:21 a.m. May 9, 2021
- By Tim Rostan
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tests positive for steroidKentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for betamathasone, a Class C drug, trainer Bob Baffert revealed early Sunday. The corticosteroid was never administered to the horse, Baffert said , and the finding will be challenged, according to a Sports Illustrated reporter's account. Medina Spirit reportedly has not been stripped of victory in last Saturday's marquee race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., pending confirmation of the finding and remains scheduled to run in the Preakness next Saturday in Baltimore. Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated noted that was Dancer's Image in 1968. Read on:
5:35 a.m. April 30, 2021
- By Charles Passy
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10:31 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020
George Perez: Using Alts to Help Drive Alpha
GenTrust co-founder George Perez, whose mother moved his family to the U.S. from Cuba when he was 4 years old, tells Barron’s Advisor that his big career break came while he was working at a funeral home. And he points to a number of promising investments, especially industries slammed by Covid, as well as alternative investments like railcars.