. Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Faces Disqualification for Failing Drug Test « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a positive post-race drug test that prompted Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert immediately on Sunday, in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert denied all wrongdoing and promised to be fully transparent with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission during its investigation. Baffert’s barn received word on Saturday that Medina Spirit had tested positive for an excessive amount of the steroid betamethasone, which is sometimes used to treat pain and inflammation in horses…https://www.cbc.ca/sports/kentucky-derby-medina-spirit-positive-test-1.6019876





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