News from all over the world in our round-up of international horse racing snippets.
A judge in New York nullified the suspension, declaring that the west-coast legend had not received due process.
With whips only allowed for safety reasons in New Jersey, odds-on favourite idles before getting home by a head in Haskell prep race.
The announcement was made after Baffert’s attorney confirmed that a second test of a sample taken from Medina Spirit contained traces of a banned raceday substance.
Legendary trainer faces temporary suspension at NYRA tracks amid storm that has rocked the US racing community.
In a sensational development Baffert revealed he had received the “biggest gut punch in racing” when he was given the news from his assistant Jimmy Barnes.
Essential Quality may have been the best horse – but circumstances conspired against him as Bob Baffert claimed the prize with Medina Spirit.
All you need to know from Churchill Downs in the takeaway – quotes, reaction video … and the best of the tweets.