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
Known Agenda sweeps to Florida Derby score
St. Elias Stable’s Kentucky-bred Known Agenda drew away from his rivals with authority to win the $750,000 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 27, stamping his ticket to the Kentucky Derby (G1) for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Mystic Guide proves much the best in Dubai World Cup
Kentucky-bred Mystic Guide crushed his competition in the $12,000,000 Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan on March 27, defeating an accomplished international field by 3 ¾ lengths. With the impressive win, the Godolphin homebred son of Ghostzapper remained perfect on the year after romping to victory in the Razorback H. (G3) at Oaklawn Park in his seasonal bow on Feb. 27.