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In Memoriam   Horse Racing

Started 1/10/12 by Derby132; 566779 views.
sandins

From: sandins

Dec-6

yes.....read that and we will wonder til the post mortem comes out. 

IN the meantime, we grieve another 3 yr old's death and a winner, too...starbroken_heart

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Dec-6

Mine too!! I was looking forward to his 4 year season

cigarello

From: cigarello

Dec-6

 I remain heartbroken- in disbelief.  Here is an article from the LA Times. It may be behind a paywall - Hope not.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2021-12-06/medina-spirit-dies-six-things-to-know-bob-baffert-kentucky-derby

cigarello

From: cigarello

Dec-6

 I have read different newspapers about the death of this marvelous horse. OMG- if you read some of the comments, it is appalling, all blaming Baffert: the horse was doped, he was killed for insurance money, how horses are worked  and raced to death, blah, blah, blah, . People are so ignorant----- It just makes me sad to see such a champion essentially demeaned in this way- as  well as the demeaning of Bob Baffert.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Dec-6

 Medina Spirit's death was even reported in the Wall Street Journal with horrible comments about how horses are mistreated, raced to death,  doped up. It is truly awful to read these comments.

sandins

From: sandins

Dec-6

Yes.......gossip is Tragic, too.........wonder what the necropsy will show,as could be anything ........broken_heart

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Dec-7

This LA Times piece is good, but it flames the fire of anti racing that is already happening at the Santa Anita racetrack. 
This morning I still feel like I was gut punched, I still wish it was a sick joke that he is gone. 
I pray for peace for the entire Baffert crew who loved and cared for this grand animal.

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Dec-7

There are 2 forces going here. You have the PETA types who hate all racing so they jump on any tragedy to try and end racing. Then you also have the Baffert haters, these people feel that he is only successful because he dopes his horses.

For my own sanity I do not read the comments. 

cigarello

From: cigarello

Dec-7

 Yesterday the shock was all encompassing and I cried quite a lot - Today, I am left with the immense sadness of the loss of this amazing horse. I too hope and pray for the Baffert family (personal and horse family), that they can find peace in these trying times.  

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Dec-7

This video put together by his owner will make you cry but it so beautiful I want to make sure it’s here for us to look at later.

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