Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is at risk of being disqualified over a failed drug take a look at, and the horse’s coach Bob Baffert continues to disclaim any wrongdoing.
Baffert addressed the doping allegation throughout an look on FOX Information. He mentioned Medina Spirit was by no means given the corticosteroid betamethasone, which was discovered within the horse’s system after the Kentucky Derby.
“Folks within the public don’t perceive. Folks in my world perceive that is all BS,” Baffert mentioned. “Bob Baffert’s not silly. That’s not a drug that I’d use on a horse. We don’t use that drug. The horse by no means had it in him. We’ve got the documentation. We’re going to indicate all the pieces.”
Baffert mentioned he hasn’t been advised something about whether or not Medina Spirit might be allowed to compete within the 2021 Preakness Stakes, which might be held in Maryland on Saturday. He talked about how Churchill Downs has suspended him indefinitely from getting into his horses in any races there and attributed that to “cancel tradition.”