Judge Gives Go-Ahead for Additional Testing of Medina Spirit Sample

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Medina Spirit and Bob Baffert | Coady

Judge Thomas Wingate outlined the travel protocol to a New York lab Wednesday for the urine sample collected from Medina Spirit (Protonico) following his Kentucky Derby win last month, reported the Blood-Horse Wednesday. The Circuit Court Judge, who granted Amr Zedan's Zedan Racing and Bob Baffert the right to conduct further testing on the split sample, issued a temporary injunction Wednesday, outlining the flight plans, which will be funded by the plaintiffs. The judge, who stated that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission retain five milliliters of the sample, ordered at least two commission representatives to accompany the sample to the New York Drug Testing and Research Program in Ithaca, New York. The 3-year-old's connections believe additional testing will support their argument that Medina Spirit's Betamethasone positive stems from the administration of the topical ointment Otomax.

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