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Tuesday, September 10, 2019Contact: Jamie Haydon (859) 224-2750
Fall Racing Preview Presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute to Benefit Grayson

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will again sponsor a fall racing preview at AZUR Restaurant & Patio in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, October 3, from 6 – 9 p.m. The event will be hosted by international racing broadcaster Nick Luck.

Tickets are available for $50 each and include hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets. All proceeds from the event will benefit Grayson. Due to space constraints, the event will be limited to 50 guests.

At the Fall Racing Preview presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Luck will interview expert handicappers and the connections of horses entered to compete the following weekend in races across the country. From October 5 – 7, 15 “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Belmont Park, Keeneland, and Santa Anita Park.

“We are proud to sponsor this event to benefit Grayson for the second straight year and appreciate Grayson’s commitment to funding research that aids all horses,” said Dr. Luke Fallon of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

“Last year’s fall racing preview was a huge success, and we are thankful for Hagyard’s continued support in enabling us to raise money for equine research,” said Jamie Haydon, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “I look forward to an enjoyable evening highlighted by insightful handicapping tips in advance of a top-class weekend of racing across the country.” 

Tickets can be purchased at In addition to purchasing tickets to the Fall Racing Preview presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, individuals can also support Grayson by donating online at under Get Involved. All monetary contributions are tax-deductible.

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

Founded in 1876 by Dr. E.T. Hagyard, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is a leader in equine medicine and research worldwide. With a reputation built on a continued effort to increase veterinary knowledge and, thereby, pioneering advances in reproduction, internal medicine and surgeries offered to its diverse equine clientele, the practice services international breeding operations, racehorses, sport horses and pleasure horses. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s facilities include the Davidson Surgery Center, McGee Medicine Center, McGee Fertility Center, and Hagyard Sport Horse Facility, as well as MRI, hyperbaric medicine and a podiatry center. For more information, visit