Medina Spirit #8, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, (R) crosses the end line to win the 147th working of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Might 01, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Medina Spirit has handed three rounds of prerace drug testing and been cleared to run within the Preakness on Saturday.
Maryland racing officers mentioned Friday exams on the Kentucky Derby winner and fellow Bob Baffert-trained Live performance Tour got here again with nothing that may trigger them to be scratched from the second leg of the Triple Crown. Baffert’s camp agreed to rigorous testing and monitoring of his horses as a situation of entry to the Preakness.
Medina Spirit examined constructive for the steroid betamethasone in post-Derby testing. If a second spherical of testing there comes again constructive, Medina Spirit will likely be disqualified and Mandaloun named winner of the Derby.
Medina Spirit was set because the 9-5 morning line favourite for the Preakness and Live performance Tour the 5-2 second selection within the discipline of 10.