California officials take wait-and-see approach with Baffert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board says it will honor any action against Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert by other states if his license is suspended or revoked after a hearing and due process. Churchill Downs in Kentucky and the New York Racing Association’s Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga tracks have temporarily banned Baffert from entering races or using stalls in their states after Baffert announced Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit had failed a post-race drug test. Regulators in Kentucky and New York have yet to take action against Baffert’s license.