No race-day meds, strict whip rules at Breeders’ Cup

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — For the first time, all 14 Breeders’ Cup races this weekend at Del Mar will be run without race-day medication. It’s the final step in a process that had the antibleeding medication Lasix prohibited in races for 2-year-olds at last year’s world championships. Knicks Go is early 5-2 favorite for … Read more

Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby victory in serious jeopardy after failed drug test

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert denied all wrongdoing and promised to be fully transparent … Read more