Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit collapsed and died Dec. 6 at Santa Anita Park after a workout. (Eclipse Sportswire)
Horse racing is a community filled with passion and heart. Today, our hearts are broken. The sudden passing of Medina Spirit is an absolute gut punch. Whether you're a fan of the sport or care for horses on any level, this is news that is so difficult to accept.
We extend our sympathies to Medina Spirit and we are thinking of those who cared deeply for him. This is a difficult time. We hope that in the days to come, this news drives meaningful discussion around horse safety. Racing can and should strive to do better.
The slideshow below includes some of the highlights of Medina Spirit's outstanding career.