Keeneland to Host Grayson-Jockey Club Benefit

Fundraising event Oct. 26 will benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation.

A "Celebration of the Horse" fundraiser presented by Cincinnati-based Great American Insurance will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Oct. 26 at the Keene Barn at Keeneland in Lexington.

The evening will include cocktails, a buffet dinner, entertainment, and a live auction. Among the auction items will be tickets to the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York and the Indy 500 in Indianapolis. An original piece of artwork commemorating the occasion, produced by renowned equine cartoonist Pierre "Peb" Bellocq, will also be auctioned.

Country music singer Arthur Hancock IV, proprietor of Willie's Locally Known in Lexington, will provide entertainment during the cocktail hour; there will also be dancing to the music of Superfecta. Superfecta is a professional musical ensemble that covers music ranging from jazz standards, fusion jazz, and '60s Motown to '70s funk, '80s dance, current top 40 hits, and more.

Tickets are $150.

"As the 2012 racing season draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on equine health and all that our foundation does to improve it through important research," said Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. "We are grateful to Great American Insurance and Keeneland for their respective roles in this worthwhile evening."

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Kelly, the vice president of development for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, at (212) 521-5305 or