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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started May-10 by Amy (1pony); 8210 views.
Derby132

From: Derby132

May-11

I expect if this turns out to be the cause that there will be a DQ.  I feel bad for the horse and for Castleton-Lyons who stand Prontonico.  But this would be negligence on the part of Baffert and the veterinarian.  They should have known what they were using on their Derby horse.  If only they had looked into the ingredients before applying it to Medina Spirit.

Potsdam2

From: Potsdam2

May-11

I agree. Baffert is a top-notch trainer, and I am sure owners pay top-notch prices to have their horses in his barn.  He or one of his staff should be on top of everything used to treat those horses.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

May-11

Agree! But if the split sample comes back negative, it’ll be a moot point. But Baffert will have to be even more diligent in regards to what is used in/on his horses. His vet also dropped the ball on this.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

May-11

Exactly, time will tell as to what CDI does. Obviously he was administered a medication with Betamethasone but when you consider how small the amount in his blood was and obviously not performance enhancing. 
But non should be in his system per CDI rules. 

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

May-11

Part of the problem is the medication rules are not consistent across the USA. 
A California vet prescribed a medication that is allowed in California, but is illegal in Kentucky.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

May-11

I understand their concerns, have to keep the horses first.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

May-11

Jumping ship before getting all the information. 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

May-11

Well, unfortunately, Baffert hasn’t followed through on his promise of overseeing operations. He should have checked a Derby horse’s medicine content to avoid this process again.

I would fire the vet, he’s the one who’s supposed know what’s in the medicine he’s prescribing and the consequences! Or, he should not be working with race or show horses!

  • Edited May 11, 2021 4:35 pm  by  gerchgo
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