Cancel culture was not responsible for the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s positive drug test.
No, his trainer, Bob Baffert, said Tuesday, the colt was being treated for dermatitis with an ointment that contained the drug in question.
“I had him checked out by my veterinarian who recommended the use of an antifungal ointment called Otomax,” Baffert said in a statement.
At a veterinarian’s recommendation, the ointment was applied daily to Medina Spirit’s hind end to heal the dermatitis, the statement said.
“Yesterday, I was informed that one of the substances in Otomax is betamethasone,” Baffert said in the statement.
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