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Friday, August 16, 2019Contact: Jamie Haydon (859) 224-2750
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 equine research.

“Kentucky Downs is pleased to once again be supporting equine health through Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day,” said Ted Nicholson, senior vice president and general manager of Kentucky Downs. “We believe that it is important to give back to our equine athletes, and Grayson funds critical research for Thoroughbreds and all breeds.”

“We are heartened by the support of Kentucky Downs and our race sponsors on behalf of equine research,” said Jamie Haydon, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “We are looking forward to an exciting day of racing that will have the added impact of facilitating equine wellness.”

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 $27.5 million to fund 366 projects at 44 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation is available at