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
Malathaat victorious in Kentucky Oaks
Kentucky-bred Malathaat remained undefeated in five starts with a determined win over Search Results in the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on April 30.
Kentucky-breds to vie in contentious Preakness Stakes
Nine of the 10 runners in the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico May 15, are Kentucky-breds, including leading contenders Concert Tour and Midnight Bourbon.