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Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended from racing and training activities on NYRA tracks until January 25th.

(CNN)A three-member hearing panel decides to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert for a year Did. This will take effect immediately. The New York Racing Association announced Thursday.

The 69-year-old Baffert was suspendedafter the Medina Spirit victory in the 2021Kentucky Derbywas disqualified.

After first crossing the finish line in Derby, the horse failed the drug test. This is the race that Baffert has won six times in the past.

Baffert, the two-time winner of the horse racingtriple crown, appealed to the KHRC decision, but the Kentucky Court of Appeals filed a motion for emergency relief on April 1. I rejected it. 4.

According to the NYRA press release, after reviewing the 50-page report for two months, the panel decided to suspend Baffert 365 calendar days.

However, in addition to the 90-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the panel credits Baffert for 59 days after being temporarily suspended by the NYRA in May 2021. I admitted. Baffert's NYRA outage will continue until January 25th.

"This was a fair and cautious process that led to a long-term outage for the sport's most prominent trainers," said Dave Oruk, NYRA President and CEO.

"But this isn't just about Bob Baffert or the individual, it's about protecting the integrity of the sport here in New York. Today's decision advances that goal."

Following last year's Derby, Medina Spirit was found to have betamethasone (an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid sometimes used to relieve joint pain) in blood samples. Kentucky horse racing rules do not allow it and instruct trainers to stop using the drug 14 days before the event.

CNN has contacted Baffert's representative for comment.