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RIP - Medina Spirit

Ozzie_Isaac
Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
edited December 2021 in EggHead Forum
3 year old colt and 2021 Kentucky Derby winner died of a heart attack after a workout. 😓

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/medina-spirit-dies-of-apparent-heart-attack-at-santa-anita/
A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS

Comments

  • Damn.  How frequently does that sort of thing happen?
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    edited December 2021
    Damn.  How frequently does that sort of thing happen?
    Heart attack, this is first I have heard of during practice.  Broken legs, torn tendons, hoof issues, or colic are the usual methods a horse is injured and has to be put down.

    I have seen horses hit rails right above their eyes, if hard enough, that will kill them instantly, but that is direct trauma.  This is odd for sure, it can happen, but not common in my experience, probably very rare.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,827
    edited December 2021
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.
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  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,549
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,827
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
    Medina Spirit's trainer
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  • Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
    I think he’s that guy that drives 35 mph in the left lane of the highway 
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  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,916
    Dang-that is sad news right there.  
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  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,549
    RRP said:
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
    Medina Spirit's trainer

    I’m not sure why the trainer would kill the horse, I would think an insurance claim would go to the owner.

    I don’t get horse stuff, especially ivermectin.
  • Sounds like they leaned out the carburetor a bit too much
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
    Medina Spirit's trainer

    I’m not sure why the trainer would kill the horse, I would think an insurance claim would go to the owner.

    I don’t get horse stuff, especially ivermectin.
    No way do they off a Kentucky Derby winning colt.  He was an ATM machine setup to literally squirt money out.

    @alaskanassasin is in line with my thoughts.  They juiced him or have been juicing him with something that ultimately killed him.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,549
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
    Medina Spirit's trainer

    I’m not sure why the trainer would kill the horse, I would think an insurance claim would go to the owner.

    I don’t get horse stuff, especially ivermectin.
    No way do they off a Kentucky Derby winning colt.  He was an ATM machine setup to literally squirt money out.

    @alaskanassasin is in line with my thoughts.  They juiced him or have been juicing him with something that ultimately killed him.
    Ah, PEDs?
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    Legume said:
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
    Medina Spirit's trainer

    I’m not sure why the trainer would kill the horse, I would think an insurance claim would go to the owner.

    I don’t get horse stuff, especially ivermectin.
    No way do they off a Kentucky Derby winning colt.  He was an ATM machine setup to literally squirt money out.

    @alaskanassasin is in line with my thoughts.  They juiced him or have been juicing him with something that ultimately killed him.
    Ah, PEDs?
    Yup, at times some of these higher profile horse racing events seem like late 90s Tour de France or late-2000s Russian Olympics.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • SGH
    SGH Posts: 28,791
    If memory serves he failed the drug test twice after the Kentucky Derby. 

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  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    SGH said:
    If memory serves he failed the drug test twice after the Kentucky Derby. 
    I happen to know that he didn’t inhale. Doesn’t count. 
  • Sad news for sure. Amazing horse. While highly unlikely, I hope foul play did not contribute to this. 
    Snellville, GA


  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    Sad news for sure. Amazing horse. While highly unlikely, I hope foul play did not contribute to this. 
    Yeah, you have to wonder. Especially after that Netflix (I think) show about all the insurance fraud horse deaths in the past. 
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    edited December 2021
    Sad news for sure. Amazing horse. While highly unlikely, I hope foul play did not contribute to this. 
    Yeah, you have to wonder. Especially after that Netflix (I think) show about all the insurance fraud horse deaths in the past. 
    I have not heard of that Documentary, happen to have a name?

    There have been a lot of "barn fires" I am aware of.  There was a lady out of Chicago (surprise) I believe that had a long sordid history with insurance fraud and horses.  I think her trainer or someone at her barn finally took the fall, but not before she was killed.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    Sad news for sure. Amazing horse. While highly unlikely, I hope foul play did not contribute to this. 
    Yeah, you have to wonder. Especially after that Netflix (I think) show about all the insurance fraud horse deaths in the past. 
    I have not heard of that Documentary, happen to have a name?

    There have been a lot of "barn fires" I am aware of.  There was a lady out of Chicago (surprise) I believe that had a long sordid history with insurance fraud and horses.  I think her trainer or someone at her barn finally took the fall, but not before she was killed.
    It’s actually on Bad Sport on Netflix. I’m  Almost positive 
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    He electrocuted them and it was very hard to detect. If not impossible. 
  • You can be sure if there was foul play involved it will come to the surface sooner than later. I just don’t think that is the case here but I could be very wrong. 
    Snellville, GA


  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    SGH said:
    If memory serves he failed the drug test twice after the Kentucky Derby. 
    Failed one and passed one.  The drug was legal to use, just not have in their system on race day.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • Otomax was the only thing found right? There was no injection. 
    Snellville, GA


  • frazzdaddy
    frazzdaddy Posts: 2,617
    Legume said:
    RRP said:
    Sad for sure! I imagine since there are many Bob Baffert haters out there that some will claim foul play some how some way.


    Who is Bob Baffert and why do people hate him?
    Legendary champion horse trainer 
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    edited December 2021
    Otomax was the only thing found right? There was no injection. 
    From what I have read and heard through the grapevine, this is true. (I suspect my grapevine reads the same news).
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    @Ozzie_Isaac did you watch the Netflix bad sport episode?
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    @Ozzie_Isaac did you watch the Netflix bad sport episode?
    I have not watched it yet.  I plan to though.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,821
    @Ozzie_Isaac did you watch the Netflix bad sport episode?
    Watched it last night.  Wow.  That was incredibly disturbing.  The lack of accountability was something to behold.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • Part of me wants to watch it and part of me doesn’t. I’m afraid it’s going to confirm a lot of the doubt I already have about the owners and trainers. Love horse racing but hate to see animals mistreated much more than I like racing. 
    Snellville, GA