The Friday Show Presented By Uptowncharlybrown Stud: The Lowdown On Betamethasone

Dr. Kate Papp is an equine veterinarian in Pennsylvania who, in 2012, told a Congressional hearing that “the overuse and abuse of medication is rampant at our Thoroughbred racetracks and training centers.”

Her testimony was prescient. One year later, the FBI arrested a number of trainers, veterinarians and racing officials in a federal probe into doping and corruption at Penn National race course in Grantville, Pa.

Dr. Papp, who operates Hillcrest Meadow Equine and devotes considerable time and resources to the paracehorse.org rehoming, rehabilitation and rescue aftercare program, joins Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick and editor-in-chief Natalie Voss to discuss the topic of the week – betamethasone, the drug found in the post-race sample of Medina Spirit after his first-place finish in the May 1 Kentucky Derby.

Bloodstock editor Joe Nevills drops by for his weekly Toast to Vino Rosso, a look at one of the first-crop foals by Spendthrift Farm‘s Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning son of Curlin.

Watch this week’s show, presented by Uptowncharlybrown Stud, below:

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