Medina Spirit, who failed a drug test after winning the Kentucky Derby this year, died during a workout Monday morning in California. The horse collapsed while training at Santa Anita, the horse’s trainer, Bob Baffert, confirmed. He said his "entire barn" was devastated by the a 3-year-old colt's death. "Medina Spirit was a great champion, a member of our family who was loved by all, and we are deeply mourning his loss," Baffert said in a statement to NBC News. "I will always cherish the proud and personal memories of Medina Spirit and his tremendous spirit. Our most sincere condolences go out to Mr. Amr Zedan and the entire Zedan Racing Stables family." The horse tested positive for betamethasone following the May 1 Derby. Betamethasone is a legal medication that is not permitted on race days. Baffert denied accusations that he drugged the horse following a split urine test, saying the drug was in Medina Spirit’s system due to a topical ointment. The controversy left a stain on both the legacy of Baffert and Medina Spirit. Baffert wa . . . read the full article here.
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