CONTROVERSIAL Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has died suddenly after a training incident.
The three-year-old, who tested positive for a banned substance after winning America’s biggest race earlier this year, was running five furlongs this morning.
The Bob Baffert-trained horse had been working at Santa Anita racecourse in California.
Horse Racing board equine medical director Dr Jeff Blea confirmed the tragic news.
Respected journalist Ray Paulick tweeted: “Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Medina Spirit suffered a sudden death after working five furlongs this morning at Santa Anita, Dr Jess Blea @caCHRB equine medical director has confirmed.”
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