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Kentucky Derby Winner Fails Second Doping Test

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 …

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Trainer Admits Using Banned Substance On Horse

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Bob Baffert acknowledged Tuesday morning Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was treated with an anti-fungal ointment called Otomax, which includes betamethasone. Baffert announced Sunday that Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone, which has put his Kentucky Derby victory in jeopardy. Betamethasone is anti-inflammatory drug that otherwise is legal but is illegal when found in the blood …

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Accused Horse Trainer Blames “Cancel Culture” [VIDEO]

“Racing has a problem, Bob Baffert is not the problem. Bob Baffert is not stupid. I haven’t heard anything officially. They haven’t told me anything. “I know when Churchill Downs came out with that statement, that was pretty harsh. And I think they had to just—with all the noise going on, we live in a different world now. “This America …

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Kentucky Derby Winner May Be Disqualified For Doping

The New York Times reports: Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a post-race drug test, once more putting the practices of his Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert under uncomfortable scrutiny. The colt cannot be disqualified until a split sample confirms the result. Baffert will then have an opportunity to appeal. If disqualified, Medina Spirit would be stripped of the …

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