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Ky Derby winner Medina Spirit romps to win at Santa Anita

Medina Spirit
Posted at 8:20 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 08:20:58-04

ARCADIA, Calif.  — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit romped to a five-length victory in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes for embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita.

Medina Spirit took command out of the starting gate and built his lead through the stretch under Hall of Famer John Velazquez, who flew in from the East Coast to ride.

They covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.67.

Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test from the Derby in May.

Kentucky officials have yet to render a decision as part of its investigation into the positive test.