A horse has died after a race at Churchill Downs, making it the eighth fatality in recent weeks at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
A string of horse deaths have cast a gloomy cloud over the famed race this year.
The colt had stumbled on the track during a workout Thursday, although trainer Todd Pletcher had downplayed it.
The racetrack called the deaths “highly unusual” and “completely unacceptable.”
ESPN tried to corral Eric Reed, who trained long shot winner Rich Strike, about the sexist slur.
Rich Strike came charging up the rail to overtake the leaders in the closing strides for a stunning 80-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby.
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Another horse was declared the winner of the race.
Medina Spirit tested positive after the Derby for betamethasone, a legal medication that is not allowed on race day.
The judge ruled that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by not letting Baffert adequately respond to claims after a horse failed a postrace drug test.