THE ANSWER. No, nothing would change for bettors. People who bet on Medina Spirit to win the Kentucky Derby will get to keep their winnings, even if the horse ends up being disqualified.
What happens to winnings if Medina Spirit is disqualified?
A: Unfortunately, you’re out of luck again. Even if Medina Spirit is disqualified, all pari-mutuel wagers were settled once the race became official.
Can I still cash my Medina Spirit ticket?
On Sunday officials announced the derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for a banned substance following the derby. According to Kentucky Downs officials, they have received many calls asking if people are still able to cash in their winning derby tickets, and the answer is yes.
Will Medina Spirit be stripped of win?
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is poised to be stripped of its win after officials confirmed it failed a drug test. … Bob Baffert, Medina Spirit’s trainer, originally denied the test results but later said Medina Spirit was treated with an ointment containing the product.
Is Medina Spirit going to be disqualified?
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit faces disqualification after second failed drug test. … Later that day, Churchill Downs announced Medina Spirit would be disqualified as the Kentucky Derby winner if a second test — called a “split sample” — came back positive.
Did Medina Spirit fail the second drug test?
Horse racing-Medina Spirit’s failed drug test confirmed, trainer suspended. … Baffert’s lawyer confirmedearlier on Wednesday a second sample taken from Medina Spirit found the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone at a prohibited level.
How much money did Medina Spirit win?
Now, two years and one ownership change later, one of those 23 horses— now named Medina Spirit — completed a wire to wire victory this weekend at the prestigious Kentucky Derby. A winning purse worth $1.86 million.
Did Medina Spirit lose his title?
Medina Spirit’s win at the 2021 Kentucky Derby is under dispute after the horse failed a drug test, according to the New York Times.
Did Medina Spirit win?
May 1:Medina Spirit won the 147th Kentucky Derby, giving trainer Bob Baffert a historic seventh victory in the race and unlocking a tie he’d held with six-time Derby victor and fellow trainer Ben Jones.