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Bob Baffert reflects on 7th Kentucky Derby victory
Bob Baffert reflects on 7th Kentucky Derby victory
Media Spirit trainer Bob Baffert says it is “disturbing” and an “injustice” that the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner failed a drug test. Baffert said the horse is not treated with that medication and they are working to figure out how it got in the horses system.
A dark cloud hangs over horse racing and the Kentucky Derby after winner Medina Spirit failed a drug test after the race. The horse's trainer Bob Baffert says his team never administered the drug in question. David Begnaud reports.
The horse that won the 2021 Kentucky Derby, Media Spirit, has failed a post-race drug test after testing positive for the steroid betamethasone. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended from Churchill Downs indefinitely.
The futures of Medina Spirit, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert are in limbo after the horse failed a drug test after its big win. David Begnaud has more.
BAFFERT: “Yesterday I got the biggest gut punch in racing for something that I didn't do.”Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert announced on Sunday that his horse Medina Spirit, the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby, failed a post-race drug test.Baffert said his team was informed of the bad news by Kentuckyv officials on Saturday.BAFFERT: “Medina Spirit, our Derby horse, had been tested positive for 21 picograms of betamethasone... Medina Spirit has never been treated with betamethasone. So I cannot believe that I'm here before you guys. I never thought I'd be here.”Churchill Downs said it had suspended Baffert from entering horses at its famed racetrack and that if the positive test is upheld, then Medina Spirit's results will be invalidated and Mandaloun will be declared the Kentucky Derby winner.But Baffert said he felt that he and the horse were the victims.BAFFERT: “...It's disturbing. It's an injustice to the horse... I don't know what's going on in racing right now, but there's something not right. And I don't feel embarrassed. I feel like I was wronged... This shouldn't have happened. So I don't know...what? There's a problem somewhere? It didn't come from us.”Last month, Baffert successfully appealed against a 15-day suspension given to him by the Arkansas Racing Commission after two of his horses had tested positive for a banned substance.Baffert, who won a record-setting seventh Kentucky Derby, said Medina Spirit had not yet been officially disqualified from the Derby and that he would launch his own investigation.
Medina Spirit is trainer Bob Baffert’s fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year. He denied any wrongdoing. Medina Spirit was tested again to confirm the accuracy of the first test.
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GoFundMe / St. John’s County SheriffAfter a daylong search, a 13-year-old cheerleader was found murdered in Florida—and police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who attended the same school.Tristyn Bailey’s family reported her missing at 10 a.m. on Sunday, and residents of St. Johns County came out in droves to look for her. The hunt ended tragically that evening when her body was spotted in a wooded area.The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office did not provide a cause of death; they said the seventh grader was clothed but did not confirm reports that she had on her cheerleading uniform.Sheriff Rob Hardwick said the teen arrested and charged with second-degree murder is the only suspect connected to Tristyn’s death. The Daily Beast is not naming him because he is a juvenile and authorities have not decided whether to charge him as an adult.“Our investigative team is out there interviewing all kinds of witnesses, whether directly or indirectly involved in this case,” Hardwick said at a press conference.“We have a suspect in custody. That is the only suspect that has to do with the death of Tristyn.”Hardwick said investigators are looking through a trove of social media posts that could be helpful to the case, but he did not comment on reports that a Snapchat under the boy’s name posted a photo of him in a patrol car with the caption: “Hey guys has anybody seen Tristyn lately?”Both Tristyn and the suspect attended Patriot Oaks Academy in St. Johns, though police said it was unclear how they knew each other or if they were in the same class.The sheriff acknowledged that news of Tristyn’s death had sparked an outpouring of emotion in the tight-knit county.“We know the community is angry,” Hardwick said.“We have a person charged with a serious crime, and we have a family that’s grieving the loss of a loved one. A child—a 13-year-old child.”Locals came out Monday night for a series of vigils—at the community center where she was last seen alive and at Infinity Allstars, the gym where she was a competitive cheer athlete. Ribbons in aqua, her favorite color, festooned mailboxes across the area in her memory.“It’s just heartbreaking for her family who can never see her again, be able to talk to her and say loving words to her,” Reagan Anderson, a friend of Tristyn, told Jax4News.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Palestinian militants fired barrages of rockets into Israel and Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday, and unrest also spread within Israeli Arab communities in Jerusalem. A Palestinian official said Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations were trying to intervene to stem the violence - the worst in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 2019 - as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan peaks. The Gaza health ministry said 23 Palestinians, including nine children, had been killed and 107 wounded by Israeli strikes in the destitute enclave since clashes surged on Monday.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and other American Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday. This is the second time within the last month that U.S. military vessels have had to fire warning shots because of what they said was unsafe behavior by Iranian vessels in the region, after a relative lull in such interactions over the past year. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the warning shots were fired after the Iranian fast boats came as close as 150 yards (450 feet) of six U.S. military vessels, including the USS Monterey, that were escorting the guided-missile submarine Georgia.