Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit won't run in Pa Derby

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner who failed a postrace drug test, won't run in Saturday's $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. (MORE)

Jockey Mejia banned 10 years for using 'buzzer' at Monmouth

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Jockey Tomas Mejia has been been banned 10 years for using an electronic device to win a race at Monmouth Park earlier this month. (MORE)

Horses entered by suspended trainers can't earn Derby points

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Points from races in the series that earn berths in the Kentucky Derby won't be awarded to any horse trained by an individual who is suspended from entering the Kentucky Derby in 2022. (MORE)

Baffert charged by New York Racing, scheduled for hearing

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Racing Association has charged Bob Baffert with detrimental conduct and scheduled a hearing for the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer to respond to those allegations.

NYRA announced the beginning of the hearing process Friday, adding the organization believes Baffert's conduct warrants suspension or revocation of his right to train horses or enter races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. (MORE)

Essential Quality wins 152nd running of Travers Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Essential Quality just keeps on winning, displaying a grit that his handlers simply marvel at. (MORE)

Favored Essential Quality draws post 2 for Travers Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality drew the No. 2 post position Wednesday for the 152nd running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. (MORE)

Fire destroys barn at Ellis Park in Kentucky; horses safe

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) Fire destroyed a barn at Ellis Park race track in Kentucky early Sunday, with officials saying the horses inside were rescued. (MORE)

Filly escapes racetrack, runs on Kentucky highway

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) A 2-year-old filly got loose before a race at a Kentucky track and ran onto a highway alongside cars before being apprehended Saturday. (MORE)

Judge questions treatment of suspended horse trainer Baffert

NEW YORK (AP) A New York judge was sympathetic Monday to horse trainer Bob Baffert's claims that his May suspension by the New York Racing Association - after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test - was unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon at a Brooklyn hearing repeatedly pressed a lawyer for the racing association to explain why the suspension was issued before Baffert was given a chance to defend himself. (MORE)

John Rotz, Hall of Fame jockey, dies at 86

(AP) -- John Rotz, a Hall of Fame jockey who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes during his career, has died at 86.

He died at his farm in Warrensburg, Illinois, southwest of Champaign, on Monday, according to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, which spoke to his family. No cause of death was given. (MORE)