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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 20235 views.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

6/3/21

Other tracks (except NYRA) are waiting to see what KRC does. This is acceptable since only the racing commissions should be doing any sanctions etc, iMHO

cigarello

From: cigarello

6/3/21

  This is an example of how  things get twisted

 I am in my car listening to a 60s music station on Sirius radio

The host of the programs all of a sudden has breaking news about Bob Baffert

whouda thunk it?  and the he says Baffert was suspended for giving Medina Spirit a

Performance Enhancing drug.  ---: therin lies the problem

to the mainstream he is a doper

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

6/3/21

I know, misinformation seems to be the going trend the past couple of years.....

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

6/4/21

This makes me so mad! Mainstream media just tells us what they want not the truth.

cigarello

From: cigarello

6/4/21

 
Well, I found the name of the disc jockey who I heard discuss this case (his name is Pat St. John)  and I sent him an Email advising him that betamethasone is not a performance enhancing drug.  Guess what? he answered my email--- He said he didn't use Baffert's name and that he got this information from the Today show (spreading misinformation as well)-- I sent him an email back and thanked him for his response-- I was pleasantly surprised he responded at all.  I asked him to clear this up for his listeners (which I am sure he won't)!!!!

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

6/4/21

Surprised he replied, but he’s not a true journalist if he’s not checking his sources or subject matter.......

sandins

From: sandins

6/5/21

WOW............thank you for trying to clarify with him............surprised, too, that he responded. and agree with your response about him.

cigarello

From: cigarello

6/5/21

  I think he is a decent guy: he is a disc jockey- not a journalist- and I was shocked to hear him even mention Medina Spirit as I was listening to 60's music on Sirius---- I think it is important to try and educate  people when you can--- After I responded to his email he emailed me back and said he was sorry to have spread misinformation. I think he is a pretty decent sort.

Potsdam2

From: Potsdam2

6/5/21

I think Baffert's punishment is mostly political. There was a very long and powerful article on "The Blood Sport" in the New Yorker a couple of weeks ago. It was well researched and balanced (as every read in the New Yorker is) ; but it did not paint a pretty picture , and it's just one example of  the attitude toward the sport that is growing.

That said, I guess, sort of in his defense, at Baffert's level, there is no room for the tiniest "oops" in medications. 

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