Kentucky Derby Winner Recall?

Delani English

Held at the Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby is a competition like no other. All over the nation, owners,  jockey’s and their horses train all year round and participate in small races to get a chance at that shiny trophy and blanket of 554 plush red roses. Thousands come from all over the country to bet on, drink over, and discuss the odds and chances of winning contestants, and some even win big bucks. Where last year’s Derby still occurred, like most other events, there was some difficulty and changes. However, the race is back, and this will be one you don’t want to miss. 

On May 1st, the famous words “And they’re off!” rang throughout the stadium, hundreds began to cheer, and for the first stretch, the horse’s Medina Spirit, Soup and Sandwich, and Mandaloun were struggling to see who would take the lead. But by the end of the first curve, the fight was between Medina Spirit and Mandaloun. The energy in the stadium was exhilarating as the final reaches were made and Medina Spirit, jockey John Velazquez, and trainer Bob Baffert won the 147th Kentucky Derby!

There seems to be a hitch in this story.  It seems the winner of the race has failed the drug test, and Medina Spirit’s trainer has been suspended. So what happens to the winnings that people collected? Do they have to repay the money?