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Sunday, May 09, 2021Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
The Jockey Club Statement on Medina Spiritís Positive Post-Race Test in the Kentucky Derby

Along with everyone in the sport, we were troubled by the report today by trainer Bob Baffert of a notice that Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby. We sincerely hope justice is swift, sure, fair, and uniform.

Bettors and fans need to have unshakable confidence in the integrity of the sport. The passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) undeniably will give our sport a far better level of regulation. It is unfortunate that there are still some people in our sport who oppose HISA. We can only conclude that they don’t want better regulation.