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SPLIT SAMPLE POSITIVE

According to a report by Joe Drape of The New York Times, the split sample from Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit, who crossed the wire first in this year’s Kentucky Derby, has been confirmed as being positive for betamethasone.

The story broke after it was learned that the lawyer representing Medina Spirit’s owner Amr Zedan, Clark Brewster, confirmed the finding of the testing laboratory.

The University of California-Davis performed the split sample procedure, intended to or deny the presence of the corticosteroid in the Derby “winner” on raceday. The Kentucky Racing Commission has a zero-tolerance policy by rule.

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  1. Baffert,the Belichic of horse racing,as i stated before.This does NOT help racing,especiaLLY BIG TIME RACES LIKE THIS SATURDAY.THE SKEPTICS WILL MULTIPLY AND THIS SPORT DOES NOT NEED THIS TYPE OF IMAGE! SHOULD BAN HIM X LIFE!

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