Officials at Kentucky Downs have announced that the track will be promoting support of the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation during its upcoming meet by enabling owners to donate a percentage of prize money or a flat fee per starter to the organization.
Owners can direct the horsemen’s bookkeeper to allocate funds from their accounts to Grayson through InCompass Solutions’ Track Manager system, and paper forms will be available for owners to fill out in the racing office. Kentucky Downs is kicking off donations with a lead gift of $2,500.
“Our sponsorship days for Grayson have been great successes in the past, and we are pleased that we can continue to support an organization that funds such important work on behalf of horses,” said Ted Nicholson, senior vice president and general manager of Kentucky Downs. “I encourage all those who will be competing at Kentucky Downs to consider contributing to Grayson for the benefit of our equine athletes and hope that other racetracks join this effort.”
J”We thank Kentucky Downs and their horsemen for recognizing the importance of equine research, even in the midst of a pandemic,” said Jamie Haydon, president of Grayson. “We appreciate the commitment that the Kentucky Downs team has shown toward promoting equine health.”