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
Mandaloun earns Grade 1 win via DQ in Haskell Stakes
Juddmonte Farms’ Kentucky-bred Mandaloun, trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Florent Geroux, earned his first Grade 1 victory as a result of the disqualification of Hot Rod Charlie in the 54th running of the Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park on July 17. In a historic renewal of the Haskell—it was the first time in history that the race resulted in a DQ—the win by Mandaloun gave his owner/breeder, trainer, and jockey their first scores in the prestigious race.
Essential Quality wins 153rd Belmont Stakes
Godolphin homebred Essential Quality returned to his winning form on June 5 with an impressive victory in the 153rd Belmont Stakes (G1) a Belmont Park. The win marked the 103rd time that the third leg of the Triple Crown has been won by a Kentucky-bred.