Gate to Wire

Betamethasone: Talking Medina Spirit's positive with Dr. Kathryn Papp

May 12, 2021 Michael Vale & Jon Stettin Season 2 Episode 16
Gate to Wire
Betamethasone: Talking Medina Spirit's positive with Dr. Kathryn Papp
Show Notes

Dr. Kathryn Papp joins the Past the Wire crew on this episode of the Gate to Wire podcast brought to you by Spendthrift Farm to talk about  Medina Spirit and his positive post Kentucky Derby test for betamethasone. 

Learn what this drug is, how it is used, is it a performance enhancer and more. 

We explore how this could happen under the strict safety and welfare protocols for the Kentucky Derby this year, and where the industry is with drugs and where it needs to be.

We discuss solutions and despite a lot of negativity about proper regulation and policing of the sport it can and has been done and we do not have to reinvent the wheel. We show the flaws in the current approach, and offer practical solutions. 

Scapegoats and selective enforcement along with gray areas are not the answer. They are band aids to appease people with no real stake or true love of the animal from where we sit.

A must listen to grasp what happened, how it could have happened, and how we can prevent it from happening again.  It is also a must listen for those who put the horse first. 

Sit back and enjoy the show!