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Sun May 9, 2021, 11:02 AM

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tests positive for anti-inflammatory drug


Trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone after winning the Kentucky Derby on May 1 at Churchill Downs, a result that ultimately could lead to the horse’s disqualification.

Baffert disputed the positive test result of 21 picograms, saying Medina Spirit “has never been treated with betamethasone,” which is an anti-inflammatory drug.

According to Kentucky Horse Racing Commission regulations, a second positive test – called a “split sample” – is required before a horse can be disqualified.

“Yesterday I got the biggest gut punch in racing for something that I didn’t do,” Baffert said. “It’s disturbing. It’s an injustice to the horse.” ..............(more)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horses/triple/derby/2021/05/09/kentucky-derby-winner-medina-spirit-tests-positive/5013445001/




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Reply Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tests positive for anti-inflammatory drug (Original post)
marmar May 9 OP
Effete Snob May 9 #1
zaj May 9 #4
Johonny May 9 #2
Effete Snob May 9 #3
Stallion May 9 #5
Sneederbunk May 9 #6
sarcasmo May 9 #7
TomSlick May 9 #8
liberal_mama May 9 #9
Rustyeye77 May 9 #10

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:18 AM

1. Secretariat became an alcoholic

It’s the stress to perform. A lot of horses first turn to drugs because of family problems. They are separated from their mothers too early, and the father is screwing other mares pretty much every day.

Sea Biscuit used to snort an incredible amount of cocaine.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:45 AM

4. 🤣

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:20 AM

2. He talks about the horse, but it's an indictment of him, not the horse if true.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #2)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:24 AM

3. If the horse has a drug problem,

then denial and blaming others isn’t going to help that horse confront his own addiction.

We can probably point the finger at a lot of things, but at the end of the day, that is not going to help this horse break the cycle of dependency.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #3)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:32 PM

5. Libs Will Probably Want to Put Horse on Drug Diversion Program....

but society should lock him in the Paddock and throw away the keys

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 01:50 PM

6. Who knew the horse was a Republican?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 01:56 PM

7. Medina Spirit was seen partying with Lance Armstrong a week before the race.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:32 PM

8. Baffert has a history.

He was suspended for fifteen days last year from Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs) when a horse was disqualified after testing positive for Lidocaine.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:34 PM

9. Baffert wears his mask wrong often or doesn't wear one at all! He doesn't play by the rules!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:58 PM

10. Bob Baffert is suspended !

The chickens are coming home to roost.

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