Report: Justify Failed Drug Test Weeks Before Kentucky Derby Win

The 144th Kentucky Derby

(New York, NY) - Triple Crown winner Justify reportedly failed a drug test that could have kept the colt out of the Kentucky Derby. 

The Times reported Wednesday the failed test came after Justify won the 2018 Santa Anita Derby, one of the final prep races for the Kentucky Derby.

The report says the Bob Baffert-trained horse wasn't immediately disqualified with California horse racing officials taking more than a month to confirm test results. 

The newspaper says once the results of the test were confirmed, the California Horse Racing Board later quietly decided to drop the case after Justify had claimed the Triple Crown. 

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