Dr. Kate Papp

Pennsylvania’s Equine Safety Record Under The Microscope

As major news outlets take a critical look at equine safety in the Thoroughbred racing world, PennLive’s David Wenner turned his eyes toward Pennsylvania’s racing fatality record in a recent report for WITF. The bad news: roughly one horse dies each week at Pennsylvania’s racetracks, according to figures provided to the news outlet. The good […]

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‘I Want To Save The World’: Love Her Or Hate Her, Papp Is Determined To Change Horse Racing For The Better

Veterinarian Dr. Kate Papp is one of those people whose brain is always on overdrive, as if it has its own direct infusion of caffeine. She sometimes has to gulp for air mid-sentence because although she speaks fast, it isn’t fast enough to get one thought out before another one breaks through. She frequently wakes […]

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Pennsylvania: Trainer Suspended 45 Days After ‘Failure To Provide Care’ To Horse With Broken Leg

The Penn National board of stewards on Dec. 1 handed down a 45-day suspension and $500 fine to trainer Mario Rafael Rodriguez for “failure to provide proper veterinarian care” to his 6-year-old gelding, Silent Ruler. Track officials were alerted to the son of Roman Ruler and veteran of 50 starts on Sept. 24, and he […]

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