The big news in the sports world this weekend was Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit testing positive for a steroid after last Saturday’s race.
In all honesty, this is just the latest in a long line of substance issues in the sport of horse racing.
JUST IN: Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for corticosteroid Betamethasone. Only horse in race to fail test, I’m told.
Tests after Derby take a week. Bettors who bet on Medina Spirit keep their money. Owner, trainer, jockey must return winnings if lose appeal.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 9, 2021
There were plenty of comedic takes on social media about the whole thing. President Donald Trump also issued a rather hilarious statement regarding the latest horse racing scandal.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 9, 2021
I’m sorry, but this guy’s sarcastic humor is simply top-notch.
In the statement, Donald Trump said that the Kentucky Derby winner’s positive drug test “is emblematic of what is happening to our country.”
See the full statement from his blog site below:
Statement from President Trump:
“Even our Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, is a junky” pic.twitter.com/pcJfrTcooq
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 9, 2021
Honestly, Trump isn’t all that far off when you consider the opioid epidemic, increased acceptance of recreational drug use and the highest overdose death count the United States has ever seen.
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In the aftermath of the drug test, Churchill Downs suspended the Medina Spirit’s trainer, Bob Baffert. One week after setting a record by winning his seventh Kentucky Derby, Baffert is now marred in yet another controversy related to positive drug tests.
Obviously, Medina Spirit is a horse and therefore doesn’t decide what meds and drugs he takes. But that didn’t stop plenty from having a good laugh at the whole ordeal on Twitter:
I don’t blame Baffert. I blame Medina Spirit
Whenever someone suggested he take an illegal substance, he could have said Neigh…
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) May 9, 2021
Why is everyone blaming Baffert and not Medina Spirit? Medina Spirit is the one that took the steroids.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) May 9, 2021
I'm panicking over this Medina Spirit drug test 😭 I'm having Maximum Security PTSD
— KM (@TheMustangMama) May 9, 2021
FUN FACT. Originally Medina Spirit was gonna be called "Lance Armstrong"
— Brian Hjelle, virologist (@hjelle_brian) May 9, 2021
Hey, we all need a little satire every now and then. Thanks to Donald Trump and the fine folks of Twitter, we have plenty of it to finish off the week!