#KentuckyDerby

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement on Friday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GovAndyBeshear)

  • The programme will also offer 15-full ride scholarships
  • Those above the age of 18 will be eligible for the prize money
  • At least one shot of COVID vaccine needs to be adminstered for eligibility

Churchill Downs operates the Kentucky Derby. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChurchillDowns)

  • Bob Baffert is known to be one of the most famous trainers in US
  • Medina Spirit tested positive for a banned steroid
  • Baffert has been banned from the Kentucky Derby for two years

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Bob Baffert is an American racehorse trainer. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BobBaffert)

  • Home of Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs suspended trainer Bob Baffert from entering the track
  • The horse, Medina Spirit was found to have 21 picograms of the steroid betamethasone
  • He denied of any wrongdoing and feels that he was "wronged"

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(Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChurchillDowns)

The 147th Kentucky Derby winner is Medina Spirit. Trainer Bob Baffert scored a record seventh win in the US flat racing classic.

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Luis Saez rode Essential Quality in Kentucky 2021. (Photo credit: Twitter/LuisSaez)

  • Luis Saez was suspended for 15 racing days in 2019
  • Essential Goods was the favourite for 2021 Kentucky Derby
  • Medina Spirit won the derby

.Kentucky, USA
Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday of May. (Photo credit: Twitter/KentuckyDerby)

  • John Velazquez piloted Medina Spirit to the finish line 
  • Bob Baffert recorded his seventh victory in the US flat racing classic
  • Velazquez has won the first jewel of US racing's Triple Crown for the fourth time

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The Kentucky Derby is conducted on the first Saturday of May. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Essential Quality is viewed as the favorite this year
  • King Fury was scratched from the original entry list
  • Highly Motivated has its winning odds at 10-1