Baffert’s horses could run in Kentucky Derby if injunction is granted

Baffert’s horses could run in Kentucky Derby if injunction is granted

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  • Mike Seely, USBets
April 3, 2024 8:17 PM

On Wednesday, one of controversial racehorse trainer Bob Baffert’s most prominent clients, Amr Zedan, filed a lawsuit in Kentucky Circuit Court that would potentially clear the way for Arkansas Derby winner Muth and other Baffert trainees to participate in the Kentucky Derby on May 4.

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Zedan was the owner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby champ, Medina Spirit, who was stripped of his title by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in February of 2022 after testing positive for a banned substance.

That substance was administered by Baffert’s barn, and the trainer was suspended for two years as a result. His suspension was extended through 2024 this past July, not long after he said in a television interview that he “probably wouldn’t have done anything different because everything that we were doing was legal.”