Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation

Churchill Downs Commits Funds To Grayson-Jockey Club EIPH Studies

Churchill Downs, Inc. (“CDI”) announced today that the Kentucky-based racetrack operator, working in partnership with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, other leading racetrack operators and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (“AAEP”), has committed funds for studies of the administration of the diuretic Lasix in Thoroughbred race horses. Simultaneous studies on the physiology of Exercise […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Meets Oak Tree’s $100,000 Challenge Gift

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who passed away at the age of 93 on Nov. 29, 2014. As a racetrack veterinarian, farm manager, breeder/owner, and racing association president, Dr. Robbins […]

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Ten Takeaways From The Welfare And Safety Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation held its sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit July 8. It was a lot of information packed into an eight-hour day. Here are a few takeaways from this year’s edition of the summit:   1. A lot of riders are not wearing ASTM (American Society for Testing and […]

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Agenda Set For Sixth Welfare And Safety Of The Racehorse Summit

Presentations on racetrack surfaces, jockey safety, horsemanship courses, and the Equine Injury Database will be spotlighted when the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club hold the sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on Wednesday, July 8. The summit, organized and underwritten by those two organizations and hosted once again by Keeneland […]

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Proceeds From Gala Dinner To Benefit Grayson-Jockey Club

The gala dinner of the Pan American Conference, presented by Longines at New York City’s exclusive Cipriani 42nd Street, will be held Friday, June 5, 2015, and proceeds will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The evening will feature the presentation of the Longines and International Federation of Horseracing Authorities International Award of Merit and […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Allocates $1.1 Million For Equine Research

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a budget of $1,100,500 to fund research in 2015. The budget will fund 10 new projects, seven second-year projects, and two Career Development Awards to encourage young scientists. Also, the budget allows for a special call for more research, which will be announced at […]

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Gleeson Named To Grayson-Jockey Club Research Position

Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and successfully executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. He will be based in The Jockey Club¹s New York City office, and he began his new duties on Monday, March 2, 2015. […]

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Bramlage: Research is the ‘Greatest Untold Welfare Story’ in Racing

At the second day of the inaugural Thoroughbred Ownership Conference at Keeneland on Wednesday, renowned equine veterinarians gave racing newcomers an idea of what to expect in the horse health arena. Dr. Larry Bramlage, well-known equine orthopedic expert at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, stressed that the skeleton is the most vulnerable part of the […]

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KY Downs to Host ‘Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day’ Sept. 24

The September 24 card at Kentucky Downs has been designated Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, in support of a leading source of veterinary research for horses. Under the unique arrangement offered by Kentucky Downs President Corey Johnsen, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation was invited to solicit sponsorships for eight individual races on the 10-race card, with […]

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Voss: Ten Things I Learned From the Welfare and Safety Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation hosted its fifth Welfare and Safety Summit Tuesday and Wednesday, with speakers addressing everything from intra-articular joint therapies to injury statistics for jockeys and exercise riders. Here are a few things I didn’t know before attending the Summit: 1. When searching for the explanation behind the perceived fragility in today’s […]

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