Home Sports Medina Spirit heads to this weekend’s Preakness Stakes — minus trainer Bob Baffert: ‘I think it’d be a distraction if I went’

Medina Spirit heads to this weekend’s Preakness Stakes — minus trainer Bob Baffert: ‘I think it’d be a distraction if I went’

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Medina Spirit was found to have 21 picograms of betamethasone, which is sometimes used to treat pain and inflammation in horses. It was the same drug found in Baffert-trained filly Gamine, who finished third in last fall’s Kentucky Oaks before being disqualified following a test. Baffert was fined $1,500.

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