Kentucky Derby Winner Cheated? Did You Actually Win Money?
Kentucky Derby officials found drugs in the blood from Medina Spirit, the winning horse from the Kentucky Derby.
Over the weekend, the news broke that after test results, the winning horse of this past Kentucky Derby was found to have drugs in it's system that would be consistent with cheating.
So what happens next and what about that bet that you placed? According to reports, Churchill Downs is suspending trainer Bob Baffert and Medina Spirit could be disqualified from this year's Kentucky Derby win. According to a statement from Churchill Downs, if the findings are upheld, Medina Spirit's win will be invalidated and Mandaloun will be declared the winner.
Unfortunately, even though there was a cheating issue, there won't be a change to the payout.
...that once a race is official, the betting results are final, regardless of mistakes by the track or an appeal.
If you love horse racing and would like to bet on some horses, we are lucky to have weekly racing in Western New York. Races run every week on the Hamburg Fairgrounds at Buffalo Raceway. It is a fun and local way to get involved in the sport! Harness racing is a great tradition and will be held at Buffalo Raceway until mid July this year.