Kentucky Downs

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Kentucky Downs Program Supports Research

Sponsorship opportunities remain for Sept. 3 program at Kentucky track.

The third Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day at Kentucky Downs is scheduled for Sept. 3.

Kentucky Downs designated two stakes and five overnight races that day to be available for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to sell sponsorships.

"We appreciate Kentucky Downs organizing this innovative way to support equine research," said Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. "At the moment we have one stakes and three overnight races still available. We salute Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, and Equibase for signing on to sponsor races."

The $350,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile, presented by Rood & Riddle, is one of four stakes on the Saturday card. Another of the stakes, the $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf, is eligible for sponsorship to benefit Grayson.

The foundation retains the sponsorship fees to support its mission of funding veterinary science projects to benefit all horses. Stakes sponsorship fees are $1,000 each, and overnight sponsorship fees are $700 each.

Overnight races are named for individual sponsors, and all race sponsors receive recognition in the program, signage in the winner's circle, and hospitality at Kentucky Downs Sept. 3. For more information or to sign up as a sponsor call (859) 224-2850 or visit

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