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Kentucky racing board upholds Bob Baffert’s suspension

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky racing officials have denied trainer Bob Baffert’s request to stay his suspension for a failed postrace drug test by Medina Spirit that led to his disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission board members on Friday voted 10-0 with three abstentions against the stay in a specially called meeting. KHRC stewards last week suspended the Hall of Fame trainer for 90 days with a $7,500 fine and disqualified the now-deceased colt for having the corticosteroid betamethasone in his system last May. The suspension scheduled to begin March 8 is delayed pending a hearing in Franklin County Circuit Court.

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