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Pro-Casino Beshear Speaks at Horse Industry Fundraiser

Pro-Casino Beshear Speaks at Horse Industry Fundraiser

Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear, speaking before an enthusiastic group of horse owners and breeders Sept. 6, said he will not only work to get a casino measure passed by the state legislature but should that happen, will travel the state to promote passage of the measure.

Fletcher OKs Incentive Fund for Non-Race Breeds

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Governor Ernie Fletcher signed an emergency regulation Dec. 15 to implement the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund, which will encourage and support excellence in non-race breeds in the commonwealth.

KTOB Asks for State Investigation of Strangles Outbreak

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The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders sent a letter to Gov. Ernie Fletcher April 8 requesting a state investigation regarding the equine bacterial disease strangles and its recent spread from Kentucky to Florida and then back.

Revision of Kentucky Medication Rules Looms

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, which met Dec. 21 for the first time since the fall of 2003, has mostly new members and a new agenda that includes updated and cohesive regulations and perhaps major changes to the state's race-day medication policy for Thoroughbred racing.

KHRA Gives Go Ahead on Jockey Ads

Hours after a federal judge Thursday ruled in favor of five jockeys being allowed to wear advertising in Saturday's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority suspended its rule barring commercial logos, thus allowing all jockeys in Kentucky to wear advertising.

Valenzuela Gets Stay of Suspension; To Resume Riding April 25

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Having been persuaded by information and testimony that the most recent troubles of jockey Patrick Valenzuela were due to clinical depression, not substance abuse, and that Valenzuela's depression is being successfully treated, the chairman of the California Horse Racing Board Friday issued a temporary stay of Valenzuela's suspension until an appeal of the decision by Santa Anita Park stewards to suspend him through December 31 is completed.

In Support Of

By Ernie Fletcher -- Both Kentucky gubernatorial candidates were posed the following question: "Why should the horse industry in Kentucky support you for governor?" Here is the response by candidate Ernie Fletcher.

Kentucky Governor Candidate Speaks to Farm Managers

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Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler, who is running as the Democrat candidate for Governor of the state, addressed expanded gaming while speaking to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club on Tuesday.

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