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Federal judge nullifies suspension of embattled horse trainer Bob Baffert

Bob Baffert is free to run horses in the state of New York again after a federal judge ruled the state's racing association violated his constitutional rights by suspending him following the positive drug test of his horse Medina Spirit.

According to the Associated Press, Brooklyn judge Carol Bagley Amon nullified Baffert's suspension because the New York Racing Association failed to provide a prompt post-suspension hearing for Baffert to contest the claims against him.

Amon reportedly said such a hearing is was required for the suspension to meet constitutional muster, but the NYRA, which operates the state's three biggest racetracks and the Belmont Stakes, held no hearing at all.