by Natalie Voss|07.28.2022|8:41pm Trainer Bob Baffert provided this photograph, indicating the subject is Medina Spirit and the dermatitis on his hind end following the Santa Anita Derby As attorneys prepare for the Aug. 22 appeals hearing in the ongoing Medina Spirit case, a pre-race test result has now become public
The legal teams for trainer Bob Baffert and owner Amr Zedan have given much credence to what they’ve said is new science as they’ve built their narrative around the positive betamethasone test from Medina Spirit after the 2021 Kentucky Derby. But the impact that science could have on the appeal
As the lengthy appeals case over the disqualification of Medina Spirit from the 2021 Kentucky Derby drags on, the contents of its legal file grows ever larger. Trainer Bob Baffert has served the 90-day suspension stewards handed him in February 2022, having tried and failed to secure a stay of
Medina Spirit was named the 2021 Florida-bred Horse of the Year in a vote by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors and announced at the FTBOA Awards Gala held Monday night at the Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala. Bred in Florida by Gail Rice, who
While the more than nine-month delay between Medina Spirit failing a post-race drug test after the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Kentucky stewards conducting a hearing was unusual, those racing officials entered a rather standard decision Feb. 21. Kentucky stewards on Monday disqualified Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina
Medina Spirit and Bob Baffert Clark Brewster, attorney for embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, issued the following statement on Monday after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission issued its formal disqualification of Medina Spirit from his victory in the 2021 Kentucky Derby. The ruling included a $7,500 fine and
2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit. (Coady Photography) Medina Spirit won five of 10 career starts, including the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Awesome Again Stakes. (Eclipse Sportswire) Medina Spirit won five of 10 career starts, including the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Awesome Again Stakes.