than two dozen universities to underwrite more than 160 specific projects. Benefits to the horse industry from past Grayson-Jockey Club sponsored research include development of vaccines against virus abortion, equine influenza, and equine viral arteritis; significant understanding of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM); and ongoing improvements in protecting soundness, fertility, etc.
"This is a very generous pledge, which underscores Thoroughbred owners' concern for the welfare of horses," said Foundation president Edward L. Bowen. "We were fortunate enough to benefit from a similar pledge from the owners of 1994 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin, and we wish the Oxleys continued success as well."
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