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Monday, August 22, 2016


Kentucky Downs Schedules Day to Support Research


The third annual Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day at Kentucky Downs is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3. Kentucky Downs designated two stakes races and five overnight races on that date to be available for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to sell sponsorships.

“We appreciate Kentucky Downs organizing this innovative way to support equine research,” said Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “At the moment we have one stakes and three overnight races still available. We salute Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, and Equibase for signing on to sponsor races.”

The $350,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile, presented by Rood & Riddle, is one of four stakes on the Sept. 3 card. Another of the stakes, the $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf, is eligible for sponsorship to benefit Grayson.

The foundation retains the sponsorship fees to support its mission of funding veterinary science projects to benefit all horses. Stakes sponsorship fees are $1,000 each, and overnight sponsorship fees are $700 each. Overnight races are named for individual sponsors, and all race sponsors receive recognition in the program, signage in the winner’s circle, and hospitality at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 3.

For more information or to sign up as a sponsor please call (859) 224-2850 or click here:

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. Since 1983, the foundation has provided more than $23.3 million to fund 335 projects at 42 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation and is available at

Contact: Edward L. Bowen
(859) 224-2851