Legendary coach Bob Baffert (Bob Baffert) confirmed that his stable was notified, and the recent Kentucky Derby champion, Medina Spirit, conducted a post-match test in the latest doping scandal. The positive reaction shocked the most well-known stadiums and coaches of the sport.
Buffett accompanied his lawyer Craig Robertson at a press conference at Churchill Downs Racecourse on Sunday morning, saying that 21 grams of the steroid betamethasone had been detected in the spirit of Medina. , Is twice the legal competition in Kentucky.
This is the same substance found in Gamine, another horse trained by Baffert, which won third place in the Kentucky Oaks last September.
Baffert denies doing anything illegal and does not know how Medina Spirit can test positive. He emphasized that Medina Spirit had never received betamethasone treatment and described the situation as “completely unjust.”
Bavert said: “I was hit hardest by what I didn’t do.” Bavert promised to be transparent with investigators.
Buffett said his barn received a notice from Kentucky officials on Saturday. He pointed out that the Medina Spirit has not been disqualified for the Derby Award, although this may happen when the investigation process is completed.
Buffett said: “This shouldn’t have happened. Something went wrong. It was not caused by us.”
With Puerto Rican jockey John Velázquez riding in the saddle, Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby on May 1st, beating Mandalon (Mandaloun) Lead by half. This is Buffett’s seventh victory in the game and kicked off the triple crown.
Medina Spirit plans to compete in Preakness, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, next Saturday.