12/17/2008 12:00AM

Keeneland aid tops $2M

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The Keeneland Association donated more than $2 million this year to a wide variety of community and charitable organizations and to equine-related initiatives, officials with the nonprofit company announced Tuesday at its annual holiday luncheon in Lexington, Ky.

According to a company release, Keeneland contributed $887,739 to programs involving education, health and human services, animal welfare and other endeavors, as well as more than $1.2 million for global equine research, safety and welfare, and betterment initiatives. A comprehensive listing of Keeneland's charitable donations for 2008 is available at .