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Wednesday, August 02, 2017Contact: Edward L. Bowen (859) 224-2851
Kentucky Downs Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out

Sponsorships have been obtained for all of the six races Kentucky Downs made available for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day on Saturday, Sept. 2.

The sponsors of the six races are Breeders’ Cup, Equibase, Godolphin, Great American Insurance, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Sponsorships were $1,000 each, with those funds going to Grayson to support equine research.

“Kentucky Downs is committed to improving the industry, and we understand the importance of research to support the health and soundness of horses,” said Corey Johnsen, president of Kentucky Downs. “Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation plays a very important role in such research, and we are pleased to be able to assist in its work.”

"Again, we thank Kentucky Downs for creating this opportunity to further our work," said Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. "The quality of the racing will be exceptional, and we certainly appreciate all six of our race sponsors for stepping up on behalf of the horse."

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 $24.8 million to fund 346 projects at 43 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation and is available at