How did Medina Spirit die and what was his cause of death? Medina Spirit dies after Santa Anita workout: Medina Spirit, the legendary horse which finished first in this year’s Kentucky Derby but it seems like he has failed a drug test after the race, he has died suffering from a heart attack on Monday at a Southern California racetrack, this has been stated by the trainer Bob Baffert, the trainer said Medina Spirit died following a workout at Santa Anita Park in Acardia in California. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
How did Medina Spirit die?
Baffert Attorney Craig Robertson initially confirmed the death to CBS News. The California Horse Racing Board said in a statement that a necropsy is going to be performed at a lab run by the examination and toxicology tests which have been completed, the three-year-old colt died immediately after collapsing near the finish line on Santa Anita’s main track on Monday in the morning, this has been stated by the board.
“My entire barn is devastated by this news,” Baffert said in a statement. “Medina Spirit was a great champion, a member of our family who was loved by all, and we are deeply mourning his loss.” Medina Spirit is the tenth horse who has died while training at the track, according to the California Horse Racing Board.
Medina Spirit Death Cause
In the year 2019, racing at the track was temporarily suspended twice amid the spike in horse fatalities. The colt finished first at the Kentucky Derby in the month of May but the horse was tested positive for anti-inflammatory steroid betamethasone, Medina Spirit went on to get a second-place finish in the Breeder’s Cup Classic and third in the Preakness Stakes.
He got banned from participating in the Belmont Stakes, Baffert got a two-year suspension at Churchill Downs, where the Derby is held, and was also suspended by the New York Racing Associations, on Friday, Robertson said the kind of betamethasone which was given to Medina Spirit which led to the derby, this is not regulated by Kentucky’s racing rules.
It seems like the Kentucky Horse racing Commission is investigating the matter, there hasn’t been a hearing on the case as of now, it has been stated by the commission in a statement on Monday, there are going to be further details on the story in the coming days and weeks, we are going to be on our toes to provide you with further details as soon as something comes under our radar. May his soul rest in peace.