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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies at Santa Anita

(CNN) — Kentucky Derby-winning horse Medina Spirit died Monday at Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California, according to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Medina Spirit collapsed near the finish line just as he was completing a workout and died immediately, the CHRB told CNN. "Following the completion of a...
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Bob Baffert-trained Thoroughbred Medina Spirit, the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, dies after collapsing post-workout

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit collapsed and died after a workout Monday at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert had just completed five furlongs in his second workout since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Classic a month ago at Del Mar, according to Craig Robertson, Baffert's attorney. Baffert said in a statement that the horse suffered a heart attack.
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Medina Spirit’s shocking death is yet another reason we should end horse racing

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s death is shocking in just one regard: we never learn our lesson. It’s long past time for this so-called sport to disappear. Horse racing is cruel, mercenary, abusive and lethal. “Medina Spirit’s [death] is the biggest . . . in horse racing currently,” Patrick Battuello, founder and president of Horseracing Wrongs, tells the Post. “But pubescent horses collapsing and dying — this is just business as usual.”
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The Comments Section: Medina Spirit ‘Was The Victim Of It All’

Nearly a year after permanently disabling comments on The Paulick Report, the comments section is back! Well, sort of. We can't fire up story comments again. The number of hours our staff was collectively losing in moderation (which, despite automation tools, often failed to remove libelous or trolly comments) was too great, and the few bad actors out there made it too labor-intensive to continue, even as we tried many different systems to combat them. The good news is, we are bringing back reader voices here on the Paulick Report with this new feature.
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Reports: Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has died

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has reportedly died. In an interview with Thoroughbred Daily News, the colt's owner Amr Zedan said that he died of an apparent heart attack Monday morning while on the track at Santa Anita. The Los Angeles Times reported that a siren sounded while the horses...
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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit collapses, dies in California

(AP) – Medina Spirit, a 3-year-old colt whose Kentucky Derby victory in May came under scrutiny because of a positive drug test, collapsed and died after a workout Monday at Santa Anita in Southern California. Trainer Bob Baffert said in a statment that the horse suffered a heart attack. The...
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Medina Spirit, 2021 Kentucky Derby winner that failed drug test, has died

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby-winning horse that failed a drug test following the race, died Monday morning following a workout. The horse, trained by Bob Baffert, crossed the finish line first during the May 1, 2021 race, but ended up testing positive for a steroid not long after.
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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies after workout at Santa Anita

(Gray News) - Medina Spirit, the racehorse who won this year’s Kentucky Derby, has died after suddenly collapsing during a workout at Santa Anita Park in California, according to multiple reports. The news of the horse's death was confirmed to Horse Racing Nation by trainer Bob Baffert. Medina Spirit's Kentucky...
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