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Hagyard on board for Breeders’ Cup

Veterinary group Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has been named as an official partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships horseracing event.

Hagyard will link up with the storied race meeting in the equine first response unit category for the 2015 running at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on October 30-31.

Under the agreement, Hagyard will provide and administer the equine trauma unit ambulance with personnel on-site during the Breeders’ Cup morning workouts, which span October 26-31.

It will oversee the same service at the racecourse during the Prelude to the Championships on October 29 and the concluding World Championship days, while also administering all blood sampling and temperature readings of international participants.

Additionally, Hagyard takes on the title sponsorship of the shuttle service, which will transport riders and guests from the Breeders’ Cup stable area to front side racetrack locations.