equine research

St. Elias Stable To Fund Research Looking For Alternate Methods Of Bisphosphonate Detection

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that Vinnie and Teresa Viola’s St. Elias Stables will sponsor a research project to help develop alternate methods for detection of bisphosphonates in Thoroughbreds. This gift was made following an appeal by Grayson, the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC), and the American Association of Equine Practitioners in June […]

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Thanks To Grayson-Jockey Club, University Of Kentucky Collects 230 Samples For Placentitis Research

While all the projects funded by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation must show relevance to the improvement of equine health and welfare, some projects are extremely time-sensitive. One such project has already gotten a crucial boost from the organization in the midst of this year’s foaling season in Central Kentucky. “Given that we see nocardioform placentits […]

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Grayson Announces $1.3 Million In Funding For 17 New Research Projects, Including Placentitis Tissue Collection

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has authorized expenditure of $1,389,637 to fund 17 new projects at 13 universities, four continuing projects, and the Storm Cat Career Development Award. The 2020 slate of research brings Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s totals since 1983 to more than $28.8 million to underwrite […]

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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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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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Keeneland Gives $1.3 Million To University Of Kentucky For Drug Research, Testing Program

The Keeneland Association continues its long-standing philanthropic relationship with the University of Kentucky with a gift of $1.3 million to the Keeneland Endowed Chair in Equine Veterinary Science. This gift will grow the fund to $3 million and will allow the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Gluck Equine Research Center to launch a world-class […]

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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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