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Report: one of Bob Baffert's top 3-year-old horses tests positive for banned substance

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Published: May. 26, 2020 at 3:14 PM EDT
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The Courier-Journal is reporting that one of Bob Baffert's two Kentucky Derby horses has tested positive for a banned substance.

The report, citing a source, says two of Baffert's horses tested positive during the recent meet at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, including one of his top 3-year-olds -- Nadal and Charlatan are currently pointed for the Kentucky Derby.

Baffert won both divisions of the Arkansas Derby with the pair. Charlatan is the 5-1 favorite in the Kentucky Derby, which this year will be run in Sept.

An initial positive test is not enough to disqualify a horse. A horse owner can send a "split" sample to another lab to get a second opinion.

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