Case Clay, president and chief executive officer of Three Chimneys Farm in Versailles, Ky., was named chair of the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Foundation’s board of directors at its October meeting. Art Zubrod, manager of Brittany Farm, also in Versailles, was named vice chair.

"Being elected chair of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation means a lot to me, as my grandfather, Albert G. Clay, was one of the founders and a board chair," Clay said. "My father, Robert Clay, also served on the board. I will take this honor very seriously, and I am excited to work with the board to take the world’s only research facility with the majority of faculty doing full-time equine research to the next level."

Clay joined the board in January 2010. Clay is a member of the Breeders’ Cup and also serves on the boards of directors of Kentucky Equine Education Project, the Federal Political Action Committee of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Kentucky Derby Museum.

"I am excited to work closely with Case as the new chair of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation," said Ed Squires, director of UK Ag Equine Programs and executive director of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation. "Case comes with a great knowledge of the horse industry and experience on numerous boards. This combination will provide him with the tools to be a very effective leader for the Gluck Foundation"

"Mr. Case Clay’s leadership brings new enthusiasm combined with strong knowledge and experience from the horse industry to the Gluck Equine Research Foundation," said Mats Troedsson,