Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY, became a Keeneland sponsor in 2003, and in 2004 began sponsoring the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes. Buffalo Trace Distillery produces a variety of bourbons and is the winner of numerous awards in their industry.
Central Bank, central Kentucky's largest independent bank, has more than 25 branch locations throughout Central Kentucky and Jefferson County. Central Bank became the sponsor of the Transylvania Stakes in the spring of 2005 and 2010 became the sponsor of the Grade 1 Ashland.
Coca-Cola, a globally recognized leader in the beverage industry, became a Keeneland sponsor in 2003. Keeneland proudly serves Coca-Cola products in its facility.
Coolmore Stud is based in Ireland and has farms also in Australia and Versailles, KY. Coolmore is the world's largest breeding operation of Thoroughbred race horses. Coolmore has been a sponsor with Keeneland since 1998.
Darley is a global Thoroughbred entity, with horse farms located in England, Australia and Lexington, KY. Darley maintains close ties to the Central Kentucky area via its involvement in numerous community and industry programs including Darley Flying Start program (www.darleyflyingstart.com) developed to encourage careers in the horse racing industry. Darley began sponsoring the Darley Alcibiades in the fall of 2003.
Dixiana Farm, founded in 1877, is a premier thoroughbred operation located in Lexington, KY. Dixiana became a sponsor of the G1 Breeders’ Futurity for Two Year Olds in 2009. The Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, and the winner will qualify for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Grey Goose became a corporate sponsor in the Fall of 2007.
JPMorgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 50 countries. Chase Bank operates 75 branches in Kentucky while JPMorgan services clients through offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. JPMorgan Chase began sponsoring the Jessamine Stakes in October 2006.
Founded in Kentucky in 1854, Hilliard Lyons focuses on the creation, preservation and distribution of its clients’ wealth. The firm advises its clients on important planning concerns to include retirement, business succession, trust and estate planning and education funding. Hilliard Lyons began sponsoring the Doubledogdare in 2011.
Juddmonte Farms became the title sponsor of the Juddmonte Spinster in October 2005. Juddmonte Farms operates successful horse farms in England, Ireland and Lexington, KY. It is involved in numerous Thoroughbred charities including Kentucky Equine Management Internship program (www.kemi.org) to encourage college students to explore career opportunities in the industry.
For more than 135 years, the veterinarians of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute have dedicated themselves to the health and well-being of the horse. With more than 50 veterinarians and a well-educated, experienced staff of support personnel all contributing a variety of specialties and interests, they have been at the forefront of equine medicine. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute began sponsoring the Fayette Stakes in 2013.
Kentucky Eagle Inc. has been servicing Central Kentucky for 64 years. As a family owned business, they are committed to reinvesting and growing with the times and have become a total beverage distributor including more than 400 brands of domestic, craft, and import beers, spirits, wines, ciders, specialty beverages, and a variety of other products. Kentucky Eagle Inc. has been a sponsor with Keeneland since 1998.
The Maker's Mark distillery is nestled in a valley in Loretto, KY and is a National Historic Landmark. The first case of Maker's Mark ever sold was to Keeneland Racecourse in the late 1950s. In 1997, the relationship developed into the Maker's 46 Mile (formerly run as the Maker's Mark Mile), which is run each April. Maker's Mark and Keeneland have collaborated on a collector's bottle each year with proceeds benefiting a local charity. To date, more than $6 million has been donated to local organizations.
Pin Oak Stud has sponsored the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3) since the fall of 2007. Pin Oak Stud was established in 1952 in Versailles, KY by Mrs. Josephine Abercrombie and her father. Through the years, their successful breeding operation has produced more than 70 stakes winners.
Rolex Watch U.S.A. became a sponsor of Keeneland in the fall of 2004. Four unique Keeneland/Rolex lamp post clocks were installed in the first year of partnership and have become one of Keeneland’s newest icons. In addition, a bank of Rolex world time zone clocks is featured in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.
Rood Riddle is a full-service equine hospital for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. The hospital is well-known and respected throughout the world for its innovative and highly-skilled treatment of horses. They became the title sponsor of the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes in October 2003.
The Shadwell operation spans the globe with racing and/or breeding operations in Australia, Dubai, England, France, Ireland, South America and Lexington, KY. Shadwell partnered with Keeneland in 1999 to sponsor the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile which is run each fall. Shadwell introduced fans at Keeneland to a popular European tradition called the "Best Turned Out Award," in which grooms are recognized for their hard work prior to each race.
Stoll Keenon & Ogden is one of central Kentucky's oldest and most prestigious law firms. It has been Keeneland's firm of record since its inception more than 75 years. This longtime partnership expanded in 2011 to include sponsorship of the Phoenix Stakes--the oldest stakes race in the United States.
Toyota began sponsoring Keeneland's Derby prep race, the Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, in 1996. This partnership not only involves Toyota Motor Manufacturing-Kentucky in Georgetown, but also five local dealerships and Toyota Motor Sales, located in Cincinnati. Toyota has proven to be an exceptional corporate partner who also makes significant contributions to the central Kentucky community and Commonwealth of Kentucky through its involvement in projects like the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, YMCA and many other civic, health and human services and arts programs.