By John Kanelis / email@example.com
Medina Spirit has tested positive or an anti-inflammatory drug and could be disqualified from the Kentucky Derby race he won this past weekend.
This is a big deal for one reason. The horse’s trainer, Bob Baffert, is one of the legends of horse racing. He’s won a ton of Derby races. Including with the most recent two Triple Crown winners.
As for the drug that Medina Spirit took — allegedly! — I am left to wonder if it gave the horse an unfair advantage over the field. I tend to think not.
I don’t usually get wrapped up in horse racing until the same horse wins the Derby and then the Preakness. Then I get interested in the Belmont Stakes to see if the steed can win the Triple Crown.
This thing with Medina Spirit, though, is troubling, given the nature of the substance he allegedly consumed and whether it affected the outcome of the race.