Dr. Stuart Brown

Vice President of Equine Safety 

Dr. Brown joined Keeneland in 2020 and serves as Keeneland's Vice President of Equine Safety

Internationally respected equine veterinarian Dr. Stuart E. Brown II serves as Keeneland’s Vice President of Equine Safety and joined Keeneland in June 2020.

Dr. Brown leads Keeneland’s effort to develop, communicate and enforce safety and integrity policies for both racing and sales operations; reviews all racing-related accidents with the goal of prevention; assesses relevant equine health and safety research and proactively communicates best practices to the racing community and public. His duties encompass Keeneland and The Thoroughbred Center, the training center in Lexington that Keeneland owns.       

Dr. Brown completed his undergraduate work at Transylvania University and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University. He spent nearly 30 years with Lexington’s Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, specializing in equine reproduction and ambulatory medicine. 

Chairman of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation, Dr. Brown belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners, Society for Theriogenology and Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club. He is a member of The Jockey Club.

Dr. Brown previously served as a Commissioner for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Chairman of the KHRC’s Equine Drug Research Council.

In 2021, Dr. Brown received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Meritorious Service Award. The award recognizes a veterinarian who has brought honor and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional or community service activities conducted outside the scope of organized veterinary medicine or research.

He is married to Jen Roytz and lives in Versailles, Kentucky.