From the New York Racing Association website today:
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the temporary suspension of Bob Baffert from entering horses in races and occupying stall space at Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack.
“In order to maintain a successful thoroughbred racing industry in New York, NYRA must protect the integrity of the sport for our fans, the betting public and racing participants,” said NYRA President and CEO Dave O’Rourke. “That responsibility demands the action taken today in the best interests of thoroughbred racing.”
Do you suppose this would be happening had Medina won the Preakness? Do you think “protecting the integrity of the sport” would have been such a priority if the Triple Crown were still there for the taking? Yeah, me neither.