Bob Baffert Makes Case For Medina Spirit In Lexington

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(Lexington, KY) - Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is standing by claims that Medina Spirit wasn't illegally drugged when he crossed the finish line first at the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Baffert and his team made their case to race stewards in Lexington Monday that the steroid Medina Spirit tested positive for after the race was used as a topical.  Kentucky racing rules bar Betamethasone from being injected. 

Baffert says an ointment containing the drug was applied to the colt to treat a skin condition.

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