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Thursday, October 13, 2022Contact: Jamie Haydon (859) 224-2750
Central Kentucky Restaurants to Participate in “Dine out for Charity” for Grayson

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that seven restaurants will be participating in its Dine out for Charity fundraiser, which will last from October 26 through November 29, 2022.

For the duration of the event, participating restaurants will donate a percentage of all sales or a percentage of sales from specialty menu items to the foundation. Lexington, Kentucky, restaurants that have committed to the charitable promotion are Azur, Bru Burger, Dudley’s, J. Render’s, and Lexington Diner. Lil’s Coffee House and Trackside at the Depot in Paris, Kentucky, will also participate.

“With the equine community being so important to Central Kentucky, we are very excited to participate in this Dine out for Charity event,” said Chef Jeremy Ashby, part owner of Azur and Lexington Diner. “We are thrilled to welcome all of the visitors this fall to celebrate the horse in the championship shows and races while also providing a warm place to those attending the auctions in November.”

“Horses of all breeds and disciplines are an integral part of Kentucky’s culture and economy, and we are thankful for the support of many of Central Kentucky’s best restaurants in facilitating equine health,” said Dell Hancock, chairman of Grayson. “We believe that this initiative is a great opportunity to engage the local community while educating its members on the importance of equine veterinary research.”

Those who are interested in dining out to support Grayson should contact individual restaurants directly for details on how they are contributing to Dine out for Charity.

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 $32.1 million to fund 412 projects at 45 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation is available at