Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Allows Donors to Honor Horses Through Tribute Program

Lexington, Ky – July 27, 2019 – The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, traditionally the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses, offers the opportunity for individuals or groups to contribute to equine research in honor of beloved horses through its Tribute to Horses Program.

When contributing to Grayson, one can elect to make a donation in honor of a living horse or in memory of a deceased horse. These horses and the donor will be featured on Grayson’s Tributes page.

Rachel Alexandra

Currently, Grayson is promoting the Stonestreet Giving Challenge, through which horse lovers are encouraged to make donations in honor of Rachel Alexandra, winner of the 2009 Eclipse Awards for 3-year-old filly and Horse of the Year. They can also participate in an online auction to benefit Grayson that features items including a signed Robert Clark print of Rachel Alexandra, a Rachel Alexandra halter, and goggles signed by Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel, Rachel Alexandra’s regular rider.

“Horses have such positive impacts on our lives, and what better way to give back to the horses that have touched us than by supporting equine research in their name?” said Dell Hancock, chairman of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “We hope that our Tribute to Horses Program inspires generosity among those whose lives have been made better by a specific horse or horses.”

More information about the Tribute to Horses Program can be found here. More information about the charity auction for the Stonestreet Giving Challenge is available at this link.

Since 1983, the foundation has provided more than $27.5 million to fund 366 projects at 44 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation is available at


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