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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for regulated drugs

not definednot defined Medina Spirit, the Bob Baffert-trained horse that won the 2021 Kentucky Derby, has tested positive for a regulated drug, betamethasone, and his Derby win could be in jeopardy. Baffert revealed the positive test at an impromptu press conference at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning, calling it “the biggest gut punch in racing”. …

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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for banned substances

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for a banned substance, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday, and the horse could be stripped of his historic win. Baffert told reporters at a news conference Sunday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. that post-race tests showed Medina Spirit was positive for 21 picograms of betamethasone, an …

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Why bettors are unlucky when Medina Spirit is stripped

If Medina Spirit were stripped of victory in the 2021 Kentucky Derby, runner-up Mandaloun would be deemed the winner…but bettors on Mandaloun would still be unlucky. Medina Spirit’s victory is now being investigated after blood tests revealed an increased presence of betamethasone, a regulated anti-inflammatory used to treat pain. Churchill Downs has suspended trainer Bob …

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Baffert tears “cancel culture” after positive derby doping

Legendary trainer Bob Baffert protested Monday that he was innocent after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a drug test that had upset US racing. Medina Spirit may become only the second Kentucky Derby winner in history to be stripped of the title for doping offenses after traces of the steroid betamethasone were found in …

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Baffert says antifungal drugs may have caused doping

Bob Baffert, trainer of doping-stricken Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, said Tuesday the horse was given an antifungal drug that may have caused the positive test that threatened the win. In a statement released by Baffert’s lawyer and reported by US media, the famous trainer said his staff had treated the colt with the ointment …

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Horse Racing – Medina Spirit has been cleared for participation in Preakness Stakes

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) – Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, the Bob Baffert-trained horse who failed a drug test after his May 1 triumph, is eligible to compete in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Jockey Club said on Tuesday with If the horse’s positive test for the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone is confirmed, Churchill Downs said …

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Medina Spirit aims for preakness under clouds of doping

Drug-crazed Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will attempt to win the second leg of the US horseracing Triple Crown on Saturday when the 146th Preakness Stakes takes place in Baltimore amid a cloud of doping machinations. The shockwaves of Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit’s failed Derby drug test continue to spread through racing, dampening the anticipation …

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Lawsuits filed by bettors against Bob Baffert

Two groups of bettors have filed class action lawsuits against the trainer Bob Baffert tested positive after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit for the post-race regulated steroid betamethasone. The lawsuits accuse Baffert of fraud, extortion and negligence. according to the Louisville Courier Journal, and one of them is seeking his complete removal from the sport. …

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