Keyword: Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation

  • John Oxley  - Keeneland, October 12, 2016

    Oxley Makes Pledge to Grayson-Jockey Club

    John C. Oxley, the owner of Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Classic Empire, has pledged to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 1% of the owner's share of any grade I wins by the colt from now through the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Bill Backer and Wayne Chatfield-Taylor at the 2015 VTA awards celebration

    Backer Shared His Love of Thoroughbreds

    William M. "Bill" Backer, who after teaching the world that sharing a Coke could bring people together imparted his passion for Thoroughbreds, died Friday, May 13, in Warrenton, Va.

  • Disabled Jockeys Fund Receives $500,000

    At a news conference held in the press box at Pimlico Race Course May 16, a check for $500,000 was presented by NetJets to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. On hand at the event were jockeys John Velazquez, chairman of the Jockeys' Guild; top rider Edgar Prado; disabled rider Jackie Fires; and Alex Waldrop, president of NTRA Charities.

  • Cot Campbell Books to Benefit Equine Research

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is now selling two of Cot Campbell's popular equine books, with the profits going to veterinary research beneficial to the horse. <i>Lightning in a Jar</i> and <i>Rascals and Racehorses</i>were published by Eclipse Press and provided at cost by the publisher.

  • Possible MRLS Solutions Focus on Caterpillar Control

    Because of the proposed link of the Eastern tent caterpillar and Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, the Grayson/Jockey Club Research Foundation and the University of Kentucky held an informational session Friday to discuss controlling and eradicating caterpillars.

  • MRLS Discussion Raises More Questions

    The cause or causes of mare reproductive loss syndrome are still a mystery, but that hasn't lessened interest in the topic. During an informational session Monday, new questions were raised about circumstances surrounding the outbreak during last year's breeding season.

  • Oxley's Triple Crown Contenders to Race for Equine Research

    John C. Oxley, who with wife Debby has a pair of Triple Crown candidates in Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos and graded stakes-placed Hero's Tribute, announced that 1% of money either colt wins through victories in grade I races through the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be earmarked for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The donations are retroactive to the Florida Derby, in which Monarchos earned $600,000 (which provided $6,000 to the foundation).