Rombauer runs down Medina Spirit to cross first in all-time Preakness thriller

By: Guardian sport and agenc Sunday 16 May 2021

Rombauer romped to an 11-1 upset victory in the Preakness on Saturday, denying Bob Baffert-trained Kentucky Derby winner Medina Sprint the chance at a Triple Crown that would have come with a giant asterisk.

Medina Spirit finished third in the 146th running of the one-and-three-sixteenths mile race and was passed for the first time in his career after going off as the 2-1 favorite. All eyes were on Medina Spirit after he failed a post-Derby drug test for the presence of the steroid betamethasone.

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