Medina Spirit, an American Thoroughbred racehorse he was, won the Kentucky Derby in 2021 but was disqualified. In 2021, he finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and third in the Preakness Stakes. On the 5th of April, 2018, he was born.



Gail Rice bred Medina Spirit, a dark bay colt. He was a member of Protonico’s first crop, which included many graded stakes winners.

Medina Spirit was placed in training alongside Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, first under the supervision of assistant Mike Marlow. Medina Spirit continued to surprise his connections by outworking the higher-priced colts that Baffert’s barn is known for attracting.



Medina Spirit earned a spot in the Kentucky Derby by winning the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and coming second in the San Felipe Races and Santa Anita Derby. He was a long shot in the Kentucky Derby, having post-time odds of 12–1.

Medina Spirit Cause of Death

Medina Spirit died on December 6 2021 after a suspected heart attack during a workout at the Santa Anita racetrack in California. Following a five-furlong training, Medina Spirit fell and died at Santa Anita Park.

Medina Spirit’s trainer, Bob Baffert, characterized the horse as a “family member” and said his stable was “devastated” by the news of his demise.

Medina Spirit Death Video

The video gives a vivid account of the sudden demise of the colt Medina Spirit.

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