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Thursday, October 31, 2013Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Holding Year of the Horse Photo Contest

Have you ever taken a beautiful photo of a horse or do you know someone who has?

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will help celebrate the Year of the Horse, 2014, on the Chinese calendar by hosting a horse photo contest. The contest is open to anyone and photos of any breed of horse are eligible.

Photos can be submitted on the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation website,, beginning October 31 through November 29, 2013.

“Photography is a great vehicle by which individuals can express and share their appreciation for the beauty of the horse and its surroundings,” said Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation President Edward L. Bowen. “Since the research conducted by our foundation benefits all breeds, we thought it appropriate to make photos of any breed eligible for this contest.”

Finalists will be posted on the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Facebook page ( to be voted on by the public between December 2 and December 31. The winner will be announced on January 3, 2014.

All finalists will receive “The New Yorker Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. Book of Cartoons,” a customized, limited-edition book of equine-related cartoons, all of which have appeared in The New Yorker magazine. The hardcover book features nearly 90 cartoons, most with an equine theme, by 46 artists.

The winner will be awarded with a signed and numbered print of “Memories of Beauty,” a painting of Secretariat by artist Fay Moore.

For more information and contest rules, please visit

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading private source of equine research funding, having individually contributed more than $19 million to 40 universities since 1983 to underwrite 299 specific projects aimed at enhancing the health and safety of horses. Additional information is available at