Baffert-trained horses unlikely to run in Kentucky Derby after court decision

Baffert-trained horses unlikely to run in Kentucky Derby after court decision

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  • Mike Seely, USBets
April 18, 2024 8:11 PM

Thoroughbred owner Amr Zedan’s legal effort to allow his horse Muth to run in the Kentucky Derby was rejected by a Jefferson County Circuit Court judge Thursday, which likely means that suspended trainer Bob Baffert will again have no entries in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

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While Baffert was not a party to Zedan’s quest for an injunction that would have allowed his Arkansas Derby champ to enter the race, it nevertheless marked the latest entry in an elongated legal pissing match between the white-haired westerner and his blue-blooded nemesis, Churchill Downs.

As The Daily Racing Form reported, Baffert was initially suspended for two years in the summer of 2021 after one of his Zedan-owned trainees, Medina Spirit, tested positive for a banned substance and was stripped of his Kentucky Derby title.