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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.

In response, the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center is using a portion of its existing Koller Emergency Funds, and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Foundation, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Coolmore America are leading an effort to help provide additional funding, allowing research to begin immediately.


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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.

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.
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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.

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