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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 19827 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

5/20/21

Apparently there’s no rule on when a split sample should be sent for testing.....

After Dr. Bruce Howard confirmed Medina Spirit’s split sample had not been shipped Tuesday morning, the KHRC moved into blackout mode. A spokesman said no further updates would be provided until the testing was complete.

https://sports.yahoo.com/while-awaiting-medina-spirits-sample-112544715.html

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

5/22/21

Which makes the fact that he cannot enter CDI or NYRA races even Moreau fair.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-2

 I feel so bad for the horse-- he ran so hard and did so well- it is just a terrible shame, but it is no 

surprise.

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

Jun-2

There will be a full hearing, this is not over. Yes the horse had Betamethasone in his system, unfortunately but this was not administered as a performance enhancer. 
He ran the race of his life and may lose the title of Derby winner.

I do believe we will see this gutsy horse winning Grade 1’s yet this year and beating the same horses. 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-2

I love the heart of this horse! But Baffert’s mismanagement of his care should be acknowledged and punished some way, he has gotten away with this before. I always feel bad for the horse, he didn’t do this to himself.

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Jun-2

Exactly, just like Maximum Security who always did his very best.

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

Jun-2

Well I expect a huge lawsuit over this! This punishment is over the top just as Holendorfer’s in CA is. 
 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-2

I’m sure they’ll try, but CDI is asserting its own rules for accountability.

This from DRF article on being able to ban

The prohibition, which will prevent Baffert from running in the Derby until at least 2024, is being enacted under the company’s power of exclusion, a right given to private businesses so long as the bans do not violate protected rights, such as age, sex, or race. Racing licensees have challenged such bans in the past in civil courts with a mixed record of success.

https://www.drf.com/news/cdi-bans-baffert-two-years

  • Edited June 2, 2021 5:45 pm  by  gerchgo
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