The Blood-Horse to Support MRLS Research

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The Blood-Horse to contribute a portion of its advertising revenues to the Gluck Equine Research Center to support research into Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome.

LEXINGTON, KY - May 18, 2001 - In an effort to show support for industry horse owners and breeders, The Blood-Horse, Inc., publishers in the equine industry since 1916, announced yesterday it will contribute a portion of its advertising revenues for the remainder of 2001 to the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky, to support further research into the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome that is currently plaguing the Thoroughbred industry.

The Blood-Horse, Inc. -- a non-profit subsidiary of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) -- will provide the Gluck Research Center with 1% of revenue generated by advertising published in all Blood-Horse publications, including The Blood-Horse magazine, The Blood-Horse Stallion Register, TBH Auction Edge, The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care, Keeneland Magazine, Breeder's Cup Magazine, Equine Images, and online advertising placed on, and

"The current fetal loss syndrome underscores the need for continued emphasis on equine research, just as it underscores the enormous impact the horse industry has on our economy," noted Raymond S. Paulick, Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse, Inc. "We want to do our part to help resolve this situation. After all, it's not just owners and breeders that are being affected, it's virtually everyone in the business. We consider the people being hit by this situation to be friends and family. We are all in this together. Let's hope continued, well-funded scientific research can keep our horses as healthy as possible."

"We are extremely appreciative of the generosity of the Blood-Horse, Inc., in support of the Gluck Equine Research Center's efforts in its current investigation of the mare reproductive loss syndrome. The horse industry of Kentucky, state and federal agencies and the scientific community, locally and nationally, have come together in a tremendous unified effort to solve this problem," said Dr. Peter Timoney, director of the Gluck Equine Research Center.

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