The horse Medina Spirit that won the Kentucky Derby in the US appears to be dosed. In the US, the moment was described as the two most exciting minutes in the sports world this year. However, it now appears that the winning horse passed a positive doping test.
Trainer Bob Baffert insists there was no cheating, but after the competition, they found betamethasone in the horse's urine, a medicine to numb pain and prevent swelling. It happened before, in 1968. "Equestrian sport has a problem. But Bob Baffert is not the problem.” Baffert insists that he and his team did not cheat. The New York Times will investigate the matter further, because there is a major doping problem in the US. There are often experiments with drugs and doping on horses. The US has already taken extra measures to control doping in horses, for example, a new law will come into effect at the beginning of July next year to keep an eye on things.