Grayson-JC Research to Fund $1.2 M

Grayson-JC Research to Fund $1.2 M
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On Feb. 15, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved a record allocation of $1,226,457 for equine research in 2008.

This is the foundation’s fourth consecutive year of record funding and the second consecutive year it has provided more than $1-million.

“This continued increase is testimony to the generosity of board members and many others in the world of horses,” said Edward L. Bowen, foundation president. “These individuals and companies understand the importance and effectiveness of scientific research as well as the reality that progress requires funding.”

The foundation has set aside funds for projects on racetrack surface management and the effects of various surgical procedures to correct limb deformities in young foals. Both of these subjects are among key considerations in the industry’s ability to protect the soundness and safety of racehorses.

In addition to funding individual projects, the foundation will join with The Jockey Club to underwrite a second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, at Keeneland in Lexington, March 17-18.

“The summit is a concentrated effort to help the racehorse and fits perfectly within the broader goals of the foundation to help all horses,” said Bowen. “At the same time, the overall slate of projects announced fits the foundation’s tradition of funding work that stands to benefit horses of all breeds and uses.”

For complete list of projects, go to http://www.grayson-jockeyclub.org/aboutDisplay.asp?section=12&story=320 

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