Horse Racing

6:00 AM ET ESPN staff Welcome to the 2021 ESPYS presented by Capital One, where you, the fans, get to help decide the stars of the show (aka the award winners). Cast your vote for Best Jockey below — the nominees are Irad Ortiz Jr., John Velazquez, Flavien Prat and Joel Rosario — and tune
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8:00 AM ET The 153rd Belmont Stakes marks the final leg of the Triple Crown. Essential Quality, who finished fourth as the favorite in the Kentucky Derby, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s race. Post time is 6:49 p.m. ET. Rombauer upset Medina Spirit, winner (for now) of the Kentucky Derby, to take the
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4:38 PM ET ESPN News Services Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was suspended for two years by Churchill Downs on Wednesday after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for a steroid in two different postrace drug samples. The suspension begins immediately and lasts through the 2023 Spring Meet at the race track. Attorneys
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11:11 AM ET ESPN News Services Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is facing disqualification after testing on a second postrace sample confirmed the presence of the the steroid betamethasone, a lawyer who represents the horse’s owner confirmed to the New York Times. Attorney Clark Brewster told the newspaper that a laboratory at UC Davis confirmed
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12:21 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Essential Quality was set Tuesday as a 2-1 favorite for the Belmont Stakes, which will be run without a horse from trainer Bob Baffert pending an investigation into Medina Spirit’s failed drug test after winning the Kentucky Derby. Preakness winner Rombauer and Essential Quality headline a field
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1:09 PM ET ESPN staff Double Asian Games silver medalist Fouaad Mirza officially confirmed his Tokyo Olympics spot, finishing second and third respectively on Seigneur Medicott and Dajara 4 to complete his Minimum Eligibility Requirement in the CCI4*- L at the Baborowko Equestrian festival Poland this weekend. It makes him only the third Indian equestrian
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The California Horse Racing Board will honor any action against Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert by other states if his license is suspended or revoked after a hearing and due process. Churchill Downs in Kentucky and the New York Racing Association’s Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga tracks
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4:47 PM ET Associated Press Bob 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. Baffert will temporarily not be allowed to stable any horses at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and Saratoga Race Course or run any of his horses
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7:01 PM ET ESPN News Services Rombauer beat out Medina Spirit and Midnight Bourbon down the stretch to win the 2021 Preakness Stakes. Rombauer entered the second leg of the Triple Crown at 11-1 odds. Disputed Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit finished third after clearing three rounds of prerace testing on Friday. Trainer Bob Baffert
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