For immediate release:
June 8, 2021
David Pearl 202-483-7382
Louisville, Kentucky. – See the following statement by PETA Senior Vice President Katy Guillermo regarding the lawsuit filed by Bob Buffert and Medina Spirit owner about the need for additional research to reveal the source of betamethasone in the horse’s blood:
Bob Buffert fails not only in chemistry, but also in logic. The test results showing that he used the ointment on Medina Spirit does not prove that he also did not inject into the horse’s joints. Indeed, he could have given himself an injection of betamethasone and also used an ointment to give himself another absurd excuse. The coach is responsible for failing a drug test and the coach must be punished with immediate expulsion from the race. PETA is again calling for Medina Spirit’s thorough independent veterinary examination to determine if he has injuries or pain that could have been masked by the drug.
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