Jamie Haydon has been named the new Vice-President of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and Holly White has been named the foundation’s new Director of Development. The appointments came into effect on April 17, with Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Chairman Dell Hancock making the announcement.
Both Haydon and White will report to Hancock and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation President Edward L. Bowen. The two newest foundation members will work out of The Jockey Club’s Lexington location.
Haydon graduated from the University of Kentucky and became a Jockey Club staff member in 2008, where he started out as their Manager of Industry Initiatives. He had previously worked for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Four Star Sales, and the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.
White graduated from Alfred University and previously worked in a number of fundraising roles for the the Rochester Regional Health Foundation, Keuka College, St. John’s Foundation, and the University of Rochester. She was also a PR assistant for the Alfred University Equestrian Center, Reichert Celebration, and the Equine Marketing Group.
“These two appointments will fortify our foundation at a time when we have just announced a record level of funding,” said Hancock. “Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge about the Thoroughbred industry and a long list of contacts while Holly is well versed in fund-raising and maintains a long-lasting commitment to equine health and soundness. We are fortunate to have both of them, and we welcome them to the foundation.”
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation dedicates itself as a source of private funding for equine research. Since 1983, they have handed out nearly $25 million to 43 universities that has covered 346 projects.