2021 Kentucky Derby Order, Exotic Payouts: Medina Spirit Tests Positive for Betamethasone

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  • Medina Spirit has tested positive for corticosteroid Betamethasone, essentially disqualifying him from the Kentucky Derby after the fact.
  • Bettors will keep their money, but the owner, trainer and jockey must return the purse if they lose their appeal.

UPDATE: Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for corticosteroid Betamethasone. Bettors who bet on Medina Spirit keep their money, but the owner, trainer, and jockey must return winnings if they lose the appeal. All betting results stand.

The Derby test results take a week, which is why we’re hearing about this now, eight days later.


No. 8 Medina Spirit won the 147th Kentucky Derby at odds of 12-1, meaning a $10 win-bet returned $120. No. 7 Mandaloun (26-1) finished in second place, making the correct exacta combination 8-7. A $2 exacta paid out $503.60.

In third place was No. 9 Hot Rod Charlie (5-1), who went off at 5-1 odds. The correct trifecta combination was 8-7-9 and a $0.50 trifecta returned $848.45.

No. 14 Essential Quality, the morning-line favorite at 5-2, finished fourth, meaning the correct superfecta combination was 8-7-9-14. A $1 superfecta paid out $9,456.40.

Check out the results and payouts below:

2021 Kentucky Derby Results, Payouts

  • Win: No. 8 Medina Spirit (12-1)
  • Place: No. 7 Mandaloun (26-1)
  • Show: No. 9 Hot Rod Charlie (5-1)

Here are the payouts for the exacta, trifecta and superfecta:

  • Exacta: 8-7, $2 exacta paid out $503.60
  • Trifecta:  8-7-9, $0.50 trifecta paid out $848.45
  • Superfecta: 8-7-9-14, $1 superfecta paid out $9,456.40

Full Finishing Order

Number in parentheses is lengths back from winner.

  1. Medina Spirit
  2. Mandaloun (1/4)
  3. Hot Rod Charlie (1)
  4. Essential Quality (1)
  5. O Besos (5.5)
  6. Midnight Bourbon (8.5)
  7. Keepmeinmind (8.5)
  8. Helium (10.5)
  9. Known Agenda (10.5)
  10. Highly Motivated (10.5)
  11. Sainthood (12.5)
  12. Like the King (12.5)
  13. Bourbonic (15.5)
  14. Hidden Stash (16.5)
  15. Brooklyn Strong (18)
  16. Super Stock (19.5)
  17. Rock Your World (24)
  18. Dynamic One (31)
  19. Soup and Sandwich (64)
  20. King Fury (SCR)

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