Baffert on Medina Spirit: 'Devastated'

Baffert on Medina Spirit: 'Devastated'
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Craig Robertson, attorney for trainer Bob Baffert, issued the following statement Monday after the death of Medina Spirit, disputed winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby:

"It is with great sadness that I am reporting Medina Spirit passed away today from a heart attack at Santa Anita following a workout. My entire barn is devastated by this news.

"Medina Spirit was a great champion, a member of our family who was loved by all, and we are deeply mourning his loss. I will always cherish the proud and personal memories of Medina Spirit and his tremendous spirit.

"Our most sincere condolences go out to Mr. Amr Zedan and the entire Zedan Racing Stables family. They are in our thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time."

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