equine research

New UPenn Research Zeroes In On Biomarker That Could Help Regulators Detect Shockwave Therapy

A treatment called extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used in patients both human and equine to speed healing of injured tendons and ligaments. Using high-pressure sonic waves, ESWT is thought to increase blood flow to the treated area, and has been shown to reduce pain over the short term. In racehorses, however, masking pain can […]

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Kentucky Downs Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out

Sponsorships have again been obtained for all four of the races Kentucky Downs made available for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, to be held on Saturday, August 31. Equibase, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, and Starlight Partners are each sponsoring an overnight race. All sponsorship dollars go to Grayson to support […]

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AAEP Foundation, RMTC, Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Issue Call For Bisphosphonate Research Proposals

Three organizations dedicated to the improvement of horse health today announced a call for research proposals to investigate bisphosphonate administration in racehorses and in young racing prospects intended for sale at public auction. The initiative by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners […]

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New Bolton Developing Biological Passports, With Help From Pennsylvania Breeders

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: Rows of vials in a laboratory freezer, each containing detailed biological maps of what’s going on inside the bodies of dozens of horses at specific moments in time. The frozen blood samples might one day hold the keys to making racing clean and drug-free, predicting […]

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Oaklawn Donating $100,000 To Equine Research Through Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Oaklawn Park announced today that Oaklawn has contributed $100,000 in support of Grayson.   “Oaklawn Park and the Cella family believe in the importance of promoting the health of our equine athletes, and we are proud to support Grayson’s efforts to improve the wellness of horses of all breeds,” said […]

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Newly-Funded Grayson Research Projects Could Provide Answers To Racing Fatality Puzzle

Renowned equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said earlier this month he’s not sure what caused this season’s much-publicized spike in horse racing fatalities at Santa Anita, but he does know one thing that will help: research. Bramlage sits on the board of directors for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which funds a wide range […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million In Funding For 2019

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has authorized expenditure of $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects at seven universities, nine continuing projects, and three career development awards to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses. This is the fifth straight year that more than $1 million has been approved. “We […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders Fund ‘Revolutionary Research’ To Detect Gene Doping

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association presented a check for $300,000 to the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory Friday, allowing researchers there to embark on “revolutionary research to detect gene doping,” according to officials at UPenn. Gene doping has been a hot topic among integrity watchdogs in the human athletics world for […]

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Oxley Pledges Portion Of Flameaway Triple Crown Winnings To Equine Research

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that owner John Oxley has pledged to donate 1 percent of the Kentucky Derby’s winning purse to the foundation should his entrant, Flameaway, win this year’s race on Saturday, May 5. Oxley made a similar pledge to Grayson after his Monarchos won the 2001 Kentucky Derby. The pledge extends […]

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