The New York Times reports:
The Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s post-race positive drug test was confirmed, setting the stage for the colt trained by Bob Baffert [photo] to be the second horse in the 147-year history of America’s greatest race to be disqualified for a failed drug test.
Immediately after announcing Medina Spirit’s positive test on May 9, Baffert gave a series of television and radio interviews, floating various theories about how the colt had tested positive for betamethasone — blaming “cancel culture” for the controversy and saying racing officials were out to get him.
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Breaking News: The Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s positive drug test was confirmed. The colt, trained by seven-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, stands to become the second horse in the 147-year history of the race to be disqualified for a failed test. https://t.co/3jUJ7snTrL
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 2, 2021