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Grief has been felt in particular with a recent spate of horse deaths at the home of the Kentucky Derby. Seven thoroughbreds died at the track leading up to the marquee race on May 6, including two on the Derby…
The since-deceased Medina Spirit tested positive after the race last May for a steroid, betamethasone, that is legal in Kentucky but banned on race day.
Maximum Security became the first Derby winner to be disqualified for interference on Saturday.
The Cardinals have to vacate not only the championship, but 122 other victories and return some $600,000 in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments.
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