The Friday Show: AAEP’s 30 Years Of On Call Service To The Derby

It’s been 30 years since the American Association of Equine Practitioners first began providing veterinary expertise to nationally televised horse races in the event of injury to a participant or the need to have questions answered relative to a horse’s well being.

In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, equine surgeon Dr. Alan Ruggles, who will be the AAEP’s On Call veterinarian for this year’s Kentucky Derby telecast on NBC Sports, provides some perspective on the program and the On Call vet’s role in communicating important information to both the television audience and to reporters from around the world who are at Churchill Downs to cover this year’s extravaganza. A partner at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., Ruggles also outlines some of the things going on behind the scenes to make racing as safe as possible for equine and human athletes alike. Please join publisher Ray Paulick and editor-in-chief Natalie Voss for the discussion.

Following our weekly Toast to Vino Rosso and a look at one of the Spendthrift Farm stallion’s first-crop foals, news editor Chelsea Hackbarth and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills join Ray for some Derby picks and trash talk.

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