Rombauer wins the 2021 Preakness Stakes, ends Medina Spirit's Triple Crown bid

Churchill Downs split sample results of the horse will likely not be known for a few weeks as the Triple Crown’s third leg, the Belmont Stakes, approaches on June 5th. Baffert’s response to the controversy turned into a controversy itself when he first denied giving the substance to Medina Spirit – the corticosteroid betamethasone – and implied that he and the horse had been sabotaged, he later admitted that Medina Spirit was an ointment used to treat dermatitis, which the substance contained.