Grayson-Jockey Club Approves More Than $1.3 Million in Equine Research Funding

Research topics include nocardioform placentitis, bisphosphonates, exertional rhabdomyolysis, stem cells, equine asthma, and more.
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Grayson-Jockey Club Approves More Than $1.3 Million in Equine Research Funding
One of the projects, to fund sample collection, storage, and cataloging of tissue related to nocardioform placentitis for future submitted research, was accepted because it is directly affecting the 2020 Kentucky foal crop. | Photo: iStock

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation board of directors announced Feb. 27 that it has authorized expenditure of $1,389,637 to fund 17 new projects at 13 universities, four continuing projects, and the Storm Cat Career Development Award. The 2020 slate of research brings Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s totals since 1983 to more than $28.8 million to underwrite 383 equine projects at 45 universities.

One of the projects, to fund sample collection, storage, and cataloging of tissue related to nocardioform placentitis for future submitted research, was accepted because it is directly affecting the 2020 Kentucky foal crop.

“All of our projects are important and designed to help the most horses with the most relevant and critical research, and I’d like to thank all of our many donors and supporters,” said Dell Hancock, chairman of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “However, some projects are extremely time-sensitive, such as the one for nocardioform placentitis, which is affecting our foals in Central Kentucky right now. Nocardioform placentitis cannot be replicated, so we urge farms to provide tissue samples to the University of Kentucky to help solve this terrible problem

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