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Zubrod named vice chair at UK Gluck Center

November 14, 2012

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Case Clay, president and chief executive officer of Three Chimneys Farm, a Thoroughbred farm in Lexington, Ky., was named chair of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation's board of directors at its October meeting. Art Zubrod, manager of Brittany Farm, was named vice chair.

Clay takes the leadership reins from Walter Zent, a veterinarian and former partner at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, who served on the Gluck Equine Research Foundation's board of directors from December 2000 to October. Dr. Zent is a Standardbred and Thoroughbred breeder, breeding this year's runner-up in the Hambletonian, Guccio.

"I can truly say that Walter is one of the most passionate people about the Gluck Center that I know. He has been a great advocate for the faculty and research coming out of the center,” said Ed Squires, director of UK Ag Equine Programs and executive director of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation.

Zubrod replaces Tom Goncharoff, manager of Crystal Springs Farm in New Mexico, as vice chair. Goncharoff has served on the Gluck Equine Research Foundation's board of directors since December 2006. Goncharoff's term expires in January 2015.

Gluck Equine Research Foundation directors are elected to a four-year term and can serve two four-year terms. The Gluck Equine Research Foundation was formed as a nonprofit organization to provide the exchange of information between the Gluck Center and the horse industry and to secure funds. Since the foundation's inception, it has been highlysupportive in raising funds for equine research, endowed faculty positions and facilities.

The mission of the Gluck Center, a UK Ag Equine program, is scientific discovery, education and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and well-being of horses. The Gluck Center faculty conducts equine research in six targeted areas: genetics andgenomics, infectious diseases and immunology, musculoskeletal science, parasitology, pharmacology/toxicology and reproductive health. For more information on the Gluck Center, click here. (University of Kentucky)

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