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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit gets green light to race in Preakness Stakes – NBC News

Embattled Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has green light for Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore.

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Embattled Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit passed his final pre-race drug tests, clearing the way for him to run in the Preakness Stakes, officials said Friday.
Earlier this week, the colt’s trainer, Bob Baffert, and Preakness organizers made the unusual agreement to test Medina Spirit ahead of Saturday’s race in hopes of heading off drug issues that have dogged the Derby winner.
Baffert revealed on Sunday that Churchill Downs told him that Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone, which…

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