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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 01: Medina Spirit #8, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, (R) crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby ahead of Mandaloun #7, ridden by Florent Geroux, and Hot Rod Charlie #9 ridden by Flavien Prat, at Churchill Downs on May 01, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, failed the post-race drug test.  The test showed traces of performance enhancing drugs.  What does this mean?  The three-year-old colt tested positive for higher levels of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory used to relieve joint pain with horses.

Betamethasone is used in racing but is only allowed to be used in measured and low amounts.  Medina Spirit had over double the amount.  The trainer was suspended.  We have more on this story and more in today’s Entertainment News!