“The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday denied a motion by trainer Bob Baffert and owner Amr Zedan to stay their penalties related to Medina Spirit’s betamethasone positive in the 2021 GI Kentucky Derby.
This means the most severe of the sanctions, an under-appeal 90-day suspension imposed on Baffert by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), will now go into effect as ordered on Monday, Apr. 4.”, writes T. D. Thornton, reporting for Thoroughbred Daily News on Apr. 2.
The article added, “Baffert’s legal fight to clear his name is just getting started.” To clear his name? Baffert beggars belief. He seems done to us, though it may take him some to catch up because of his narcissism.
If you look at the definition of narcissism, it states: “selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, and a need for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.” Well, that pretty much sums it up from our view, except the need for admiration. Does not appear to give two straws about that.
There are actually people defending him in the comments. This is horse racing.
Rest in peace Medina Spirit. We will likely never know how and why you really died. The supposedly healthy 3-year old died after a Dec. 6 workout in California’s Santa Anita Park. In a statement shortly after his death, trainer Bob Baffert said the horse suffered a heart attack.
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