Keeneland and UK HealthCare have entered into a multiyear agreement that includes sponsorship of the Keeneland Kids Club, the run/walk program and the GI First Lady S. during the Fall Meet, Keeneland announced Thursday.
Established in 1957 as the academic medical center for the University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare is a network of nearly 10,000 doctors, nurses, researchers and staff driven by a mission to provide care for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. U.S. News Best Hospitals’ analysis ranked UK HealthCare as the number one hospital in Kentucky for the fourth year in a row this year.
“Keeneland and UK HealthCare share a common mission to enhance the quality of life in our community,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “This sponsorship continues Keeneland’s storied history with the University of Kentucky, during which we’ve partnered to promote excellence in education, support scientific breakthroughs for the horse industry, improve the vibrancy of our community through philanthropy and creatively connect two signature brands in support of one of the most celebrated athletic programs in the country. We are excited to welcome UK HealthCare to the Keeneland family and thank them for their support of Thoroughbred racing.”