Spendthrift Farm to Sponsor Iron Horse Challenge

Spendthrift will offer 50 tickets for $25 each for fans to visit the farm on April 26 and meet three-time Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson, who recovered from laminitis.
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The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Spendthrift Farm announced March 15 that Spendthrift will sponsor The Iron Horse Challenge on April 26, which is known as National Help a Horse Day.

Spendthrift will offer 50 tickets for $25 each for fans to visit the farm on April 26 and meet three-time Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson, who recovered from laminitis. Fans will also be able to see top stallions such as Into Mischief and Malibu Moon.

As part of this sponsorship, Spendthrift will offer a lead gift of $25,000 to Grayson, and individuals who buy a ticket to visit the farm or donate $25 or more to the foundation starting March 15 through April 26 will be entered in a raffle to win one of five V.I.P. tours of Spendthrift over the summer. The V.I.P. tour includes a meeting with four-time champion mare Beholder.

“Everyone at Spendthrift was distraught when Lord Nelson developed laminitis from a leg infection,” said Ned Toffey, general manager of Spendthrift. “However, his veterinarians were able to save his life using treatments based in part on the research funded by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and he is now enjoying a successful first year at stud

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