Keeneland Board Voices Support For National Drug Policy

Edited from a release

Keeneland's Board of Directors gave its support for a national medication policy and elected William T. (Bill) Young Jr., John R. Hall, and Jessica Green to new positions during its semi-annual meeting on Wednesday.

The board "resolved to support the efforts of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium to develop a national medication policy and urged the Kentucky Racing Commission to lead the country in adopting the consortium policy once it has been finalized."

In other action, Young was elected to the board of directors, Hall to the executive committee, and Green was elected treasurer, making her the first female officer in Keeneland history.

Young, a Lexingtonian, is president of W.T.Young LLC, parent of W.T. Young Storage Company, Lexington Cartage Company, and Overbrook Farm. His broad community involvement includes chairmanship of Transylvania University's Board of Trustees.

"Bill is following his father's excellent example of leadership," said Keeneland President Nick Nicholson. "He is committed to giving back to the community and the Thoroughbred industry, mirroring Keeneland's mission. We're very fortunate to have him as a member of the board."

Mrs. Green joined Keeneland in 1993, advancing to position of director of finance and controller prior to her election as treasurer. "Jessica is a bright financial mind," said Nicholson. "Intelligent, thorough and excellent with people, she is a tremendous asset to Keeneland."

Hall is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Ashland, Inc. and a longtime member of Keeneland's Board of Directors.