Baffert statement on death of Medina Spirit

Statement from trainer Bob Baffert regarding this morning’s death of Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Medina Spirit of apparent heart attack following a workout at Santa Anita. The statement was issued by Baffert attorney Craig Robertson (photo by Coady Photography):

“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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Jennie Rees