2022 Kentucky Derby

The 148th Kentucky Derby is poised to take place on Saturday, with the renowned race hoping to move on from the drama of last year.

In 2021, Medina Spirit was the first to cross the finish line. However, the horse later tested positive for a banned drug, invalidating the result. 

The horse's trainer, Bob Baffert, was later barred from Churchill Downs for two years, and the race's eventual winner, Mandaloun, was declared the winner.

Baffert later issued a lengthy statement alleging that the positive test was caused by a medication used to treat dermatitis.

Without Baffert, who has won the race a record-equaling six times, the  field is wide open for what promises to be an exciting contest.