Will Bob Baffert be Suspended?
Yesterday, was a bad day for horse racing and the worst day for the greatest trainer in horse racing history Bob Baffert.
The horse he trained Medina Spirit won this past Kentucky Derby was found to have 21 picograms of the steroid betamethasone in its system.
So, as we speak the powers to be are trying to figure out if the horse he trained will be disqualified. Medina Spirit was an underdog and won Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his 7th Kentucky Derby Crown.
The most in the history of horse racing. Baffert, in my books, is regarded as the Vince Lombardi of horse racing trainers. In 1968, Dancer’s Image was suspended for drugs and was stripped of the Kentucky Derby Crown. This was the only horse that this ever happened to.
Could this happen to Medina Spirit also? It might just come down today what the verdict will be. They would then declare Mandaloun the winner.
That horse finished in second place. I’m not sure how this will play out? But, it doesn’t look good for Bob Baffert’s reputation.
As of May 2021, Baffert had 30 horses fail drug tests including and four horses in 2020. This isn’t good for the sport.
In my mind now, could Bob Baffert go from the Vince Lombardi of horse trainers to the Lance Armstrong of horse trainers. We will have to see how this plays out. Will Bob Baffert be suspended. This is bizarre, to say the least!