UK Gluck Center and industry leaders responding to an uptick of foal diarrhea cases
The first several months of the year make up the bulk of the busy foaling season in Central Kentucky, so when the region’s farms and equine practitioners began noticing increases of diarrhea in foals ages 2 to 7 days old, there was concern.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund is a unique program to benefit owners and their Kentucky-sired, Kentucky-foaled runners. Its aim is to upgrade the overall quality of racing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“The education that you get in Kentucky is something that you can’t necessarily go to school for. Kentucky is the school.”
– Garrett O’Rourke
“Kentucky is the place to breed and raise top-level thoroughbreds. No question about it. The numbers speak for themselves.”
– Walker Hancock
“There’s a long, rich history of how this ground here in Kentucky, and the limestone in the water and everything that comes with it, produces the perfect racehorse.”
– Sean Tugel
“Life is good. Kentucky has treated us well. I don’t think we’d change it for anything. This is the place to send your mare to breed the best stallions, without a doubt, in the world.”
– Alan Fitzsimons
Ce Ce wins Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Bo Hirsch’s homebred Ce Ce swept past the dueling leaders, which included defending champ Gamine, at the top of the lane and drew off powerfully to score by 2 ½ lengths in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Del Mar on Nov. 6.
Kentucky-breds shine on Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday
Kentucky-breds captured three races on the Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday program at Del Mar Nov. 6, increasing the Bluegrass state’s total to 231 victories in the event’s history, more than any other state or country.