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Medina Spirit Derby positive    Horse Racing

Started 5/10/21 by Amy (1pony); 19821 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-3

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

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Jun-4

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

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-4

 
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

Jun-4

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

sandins

From: sandins

Jun-5

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

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jun-5

  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

Jun-5

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. 

sandins

From: sandins

Jun-5

yes...........sounds like it.......as most people nowadays don't bother or care and for sure do not apologize............sure he will be more careful 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-5

I agree, but since he made the bold statement of overseeing everything, including meds, and not following thru with his “veterinary advisory” due to the vet he picked being in Kentucky and not being able to come due to Covid and he wasn’t licensed in CA, he did this to himself. Besides, any vet there could look at the label to tell him what’s in it……

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