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Bob Baffert Releases A New Statement On Medina Spirit Testing Positive......
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Legendary trainer Bob Baffert is changing his tune on his horse, Medina Spirit, testing positive for the banned substance corticosteroid betamethasone. Well, guess what? Turns out, Medina Spirit did received treatment involving a banned substance after all. Duh...
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“While we do not know definitively that this was the source of the alleged 21 picograms found in Medina Spirit’s post-race blood sample, and our investigation is continuing, I have been told by equine pharmacology experts that this could explain the test results,” Baffert said in a new statement, published by the Courier-Journal. “As such, I wanted to be forthright about this fact as soon as I learned of this information.”

“As I have stated, my investigation is continuing and we do not know for sure if this ointment was the cause of the test results, or if the test results are even accurate, as they have yet to be confirmed by the split sample. However, again, I have been told that a finding of a small amount, such as 21 picograms, could be consistent with application of this type of ointment. I intend to continue to investigate and I will continue to be transparent,” he continued.

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Geaux Guy35 months
Didn’t impact performance. Common ointment for horses. I’m sure like people, they metabolize and absorb differently. Let’s move on.
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SmelvinRat35 months
He needs to see a man about a horse...
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atltiger648735 months
changing his story looks really bad. I mean, he's the trainer - doesn't he know EXACTLY what the horse is eating, drinking, and meds he's getting???
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the LSUSaint35 months
In reality, yes. But in the days leading up, I'm sure he wasn't there 24/7. Dude trains 100s of horses
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caleb0735 months
Cheater supreme. You and JoBama.
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lsuson35 months
Regardless what they found had zero bearing on how that horse performed
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Palmero, is that you?
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JG7705635 months
Then why’d they give it to him?
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the LSUSaint35 months
At those levels, correct, it had no bearing on his performace.
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Lynxrufus201235 months
I liked the piss on hay theory. Really Bob, get the facts before popping off. Who do you think you are the NY Times?
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