Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation

Iron Horse Challenge: Visit Spendthrift Farm, ‘Help A Horse’

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Spendthrift Farm announced today that Spendthrift will sponsor The Iron Horse Challenge on April 26, 2018, which is known as National Help a Horse Day. Spendthrift will offer 50 tickets for $25 each for fans to visit the farm on April 26 and meet three-time grade 1 winner Lord Nelson, who recovered from […]

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Nancy Kelly To Retire From Executive Positions At Jockey Club-Affiliated Foundations

Nancy C. Kelly, the vice president of development of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and executive director of The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, will retire from fulltime duties at the end of 2017, it was announced today by James L. Gagliano, the president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. She will be succeeded […]

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Race, Sport Horse Practitioner Foster Northrop Joins AAEP Board Of Directors

Foster Northrop, DVM, founding owner of Northrop Equine PLLC, an ambulatory racehorse and sport horse practice based in Louisville, Ky., has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Northrop was installed during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His three-year term […]

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Ice Buckets And Tent Caterpillars: Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation In 77th Year Of Research Funding

These days, horse owners are used to reaching for an ice bucket in an attempt to stave off laminitis. Regulatory vets have a tried and true protocol for managing EHV-1 outbreaks. Practicing vets have tests available to help diagnose a horse with EHV, influenza, botulism, or Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis. Farm managers are used to keeping […]

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Haydon, White Named To New Posts At Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has named Jamie Haydon vice president and Holly White director of development, effective today. The announcement was made by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Chairman Dell Hancock. Both of them will report to Hancock and Edward L. Bowen, the president of the foundation, and will be based in The Jockey Club’s Lexington, […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Approves Record Funding For Research In 2017

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s board of directors has approved a 2017 budget of $1,483,542 to fund 11 new equine research projects, eight renewing two-year studies, and two career development awards. The total is the highest ever provided in one year by the foundation, which dates from the creation of the original Grayson Foundation in 1940. […]

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Think Before You Rake: Racetrack Horsekeeping May Not Help Respiratory Health

There’s a lot going on in a racing stable to get a person sneezing — shaking out straw bedding, raking loose dirt aisles, sweeping dusty feed rooms. Research and commentary presented at the recent Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit suggested many traditional components of horsekeeping at the track could be wreaking havoc on […]

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Earle Mack Donates $100K to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation In Memory Of Ogden Mills Phipps

Thoroughbred owner/breeder Earle Mack has donated $100,000 to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation in honor of his boyhood friend, Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps. Phipps, 75, who died on April 6, 2016, was remembered by Mack as “the pinnacle of leadership, who fought every step as an advocate for the health of the horse and integrity of […]

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Ocala Stud, FTBOA Join The Ocala Initiative

Ocala Stud and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA) have joined Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. in committing to donate $10,000 to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s Ocala Initiative. The support signals a growing interest among area organizations in advancing equine health and welfare through this important initiative. “The FTBOA and Ocala Stud are […]

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OBS Kicks Off ‘Ocala Initiative’ With $10K Gift To Grayson-Jockey Club

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has launched its Ocala Initiative and that the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company (OBS) has donated $10,000. The Ocala Initiative is dedicated to building support throughout Florida for research to advance equine health and welfare. “We’re thrilled to have the support of OBS, and we greatly value […]

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