Nadal, a leading Kentucky Derby hope until he suffered a leg fracture, has arrived in Japan after his sale to Shadai Stallion Station.
Bob Baffert has been suspended for 15 days by Oaklawn Park stewards over positive tests returned by Charlatan and Gamine on the Arkansas Derby card.
Kentucky Derby favourite Charlatan was one of two high-profile Bob Baffert horses to test positive for a banned substance after winning at Oaklawn Park on May 2, reports from the US said on Friday.
Bob Baffert dominated both divisions of the Arkansas Derby as Charlatan and Nadal kept their unbeaten records intact at Oaklawn Park.
Bob Baffert straddles the two divisions of the Arkansas Derby with his unbeaten colts Charlatan and Nadal, both leading fancies for the Kentucky Derby.
The G1 Arkansas Derby has been split into two divisions – featuring a multitude of leading Kentucky Derby contenders.
Two US trainers have gone into self-isolation over fears they may have been exposed to coronavirus through Sean Payton, the coach of the New Orleans Saints.