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Medina Spirit wins the Kentucky Derby, setting a record for trainer Bob Baffert

Medina Spirit won the 147th Kentucky Derby on Saturday night.

Trainer Bob Baffert picked up his seventh Derby win – the most wins by a trainer in the event.

Baffert said after the race he was “thrilled” to win again. It is the trainer’s second consecutive Derby victory. In last year’s event, his horse Authentic won the race.

Baffert’s first victory at the Derby came in 1997 when Silver Charm crossed the finish line in first place. After that, Real Quiet (1998), War Emblem (2002), American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018) would become victors.

More than 51,000 were in attendance for the event after the venue had no fans in the 2020 race because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The next big race on the calendar is the Preakness Stakes. That event is set to be held on May 15 at Pimlico Race Course.

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