Bob Baffert led Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit back to the barn on the morning after the race. Medina Spirit is Baffert's seventh Kentucky Derby winner.

Cloud Over Baffert's Barn Continues to Linger After Loss

Bob Baffert has ruled horse racing for a quarter century but now he's in a position of having to prove himself all over again.

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Rombauer Wins 2021 Preakness Stakes

Mike McCarthy's Rombauer ended Medina Spirit's Triple Crown hopes on Saturday after winning the 2021 Preakness Stakes.

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Preakness Stakes Post Positions and Early Odds

Horse racing fans are gearing up for the second leg of the Triple Crown as we now know the pole positions for the 146th Preakness Stakes


2021 Preakness Stakes Betting Breakdown and Best Bets

SI Gambling insider Frankie Taddeo handicaps this Saturday’s 146th running of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico, including the latest odds and his best bets.


For Medina Spirit’s Breeder, Heading to Preakness Is Bittersweet

The feel-good story of a small-time horsewoman who bred the Derby winner took a dark turn this week.

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Betting the 2021 Preakness Stakes: Post Positions, Odds and Profiles for Every Horse

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit draws post No. 3 and is the prohibitive 9/5 favorite in the 146th Preakness Stakes

Bob Baffert and Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit.

Anti-Fungal Ointment Could be Reason for Failed Drug Test

Trainer Bob Baffert says Medina Spirit was given the anti-fungal cream Otomax that has betamethasone in it.

Horse trainer Bob Baffert

Some Call It Cheating, Bob Baffert Calls It Winning

What authorities call an “excessive amount of the steroid betamethasone,” is what Bob Baffert calls “winning the Kentucky Derby."

Bob Baffert and his horse Medina Spirit

Baffert Has Turned Medina Spirit Controversy Into a Circus

After Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for a banned steroid, trainer Bob Baffert is trying to once again play the victim to a drug-related scandal.


Baffert's Leaking Credibility Reaches Saturation Point

Bob Baffert is facing the most damaging drug positive of his career—and, arguably, in the history of horse racing.

Medina Spirit winning the Kentucky Derby.

Baffert Denies Wrongdoing After Medina Spirit Tests Positive

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert announced Sunday that Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for the steroid cream betamethasone.

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Horse Race of the Week: Best Bets for the 2021 Man o’ War Stakes

SI Gambling insider Frankie Taddeo handicaps the Man o’ War Stakes, set to run on Saturday from Belmont Park, including the latest odds and his best bets.

The Medina Spirit team, including trainer Bob Baffert, celebrate winning the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Horse Racing's Best Team Props Up an Underdog in Riveting Derby

In the closest Kentucky Derby since 2005, underdog Medina Spirit triumphed on the strength of the best trainer and jockey in the business.

Medina Spirit wins the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Medina Spirit, Bob Baffert Win 2021 Kentucky Derby

Medina Spirit's victory helps trainer Bob Baffert set the record with a seventh Kentucky Derby win.


How to Bet the Kentucky Derby

Essential Quality is a deserving favorite to win at Churchill Downs, but you might want to look elsewhere for a better value.


How to Watch 2021 Kentucky Derby

Grab your mint julep and sport your most elaborate hat as you watch, either in person or at home, 20 horses run the first leg of the Triple Crown.