Business awards

Bill Finley, award-winning turf writer and columnist for the Thoroughbred Daily News, has named Keeneland as his choice of "Best Racetrack" of the past decade. Finley, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and , wrote that Keeneland has "helped usher in the synthetic surface era, become one of two U.S. tracks to use Trakus technology, experimented with takeout reductions and consistently offered a level of racing that is unsurpassed anywhere in this country." Last year, Keeneland was ranked No. 1 among race tracks in the United States by the Horseplayers' Association of North America.

David T. Royse, a member in the Lexington office of Stoll Keenon Ogden, has completed the Mediation Workshop at the Harvard Negotiation Institute in Cambridge, Mass. This program involves lawyer and non-lawyer participants from around the world. Royse is a member of the firm's litigation department and is available to conduct private mediations.

Tim Williams, manager of Woodford and Franklin County's Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary and Audubon Center, has received the Golden Egret Award, the most prestigious honor that the National Audubon Society gives to its employees. The award is given annually to a staff member who over the years displays leadership qualities and is an example to other employees of helpful, supportive, caring and dependable service. Williams has been the manager of the 379-acre sanctuary for 35 years, during which time he has provided numerous programs for and conversations with visitors.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo