The license review committee of Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 30 unanimously granted jockey Pat Valenzuela a license to ride in the state.
A public hearing designed to gauge public opinion about a proposal to permit "Instant Racing" type wagering in Kentucky became a faceoff between representatives of the state's horse industry and the Family Foundation.
The public gets another opportunity to comment on new Kentucky Horse Racing Commission regulations that would allow Instant Racing machines at the racetracks.
Regulators in Kentucky are planning to begin out-of-competition testing within the next seven to 10 days after Gov. Steve Beshear signed the new regulation to take effect on an emergency basis.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, operating on a tight schedule, approved a regulation Sept. 7 governing out-of-competition equine drug testing with plans to have it in place in advance of the Nov. 5-6 Breeders' Cup.
Proposed regulations governing out-of-competition testing in Kentucky have been approved for consideration by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its Sept. 7 meeting.
Churchill will race Oct. 31, but it will ask the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to switch first post time from 4:30 p.m. EDT to the customary 12:40 p.m.
An effort to finalize proposed regulations on out-of-competition testing of horses in Kentucky erupted into a lively debate over penalties when two panels met in joint session via teleconference Aug. 31.
Two committees of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have agreed on a set of regulations that will pertain to out-of-competition testing that is being pushed through before the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5-6.
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials acknowledged concerns about aspects of the proposed out-of-competition testing of racehorses and pledged Aug. 25 to consider the input before the regulations are approved.
During a meeting at Churchill Downs Aug. 24, about three dozen horsemen told representatives of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission it should delay out-of-competition drug testing.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has scheduled two informational sessions on proposed regulations for out-of-competition testing.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has a new member and four reappointed members. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the moves Aug. 13.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission hopes to expedite regulations for out-of-competition testing and have them in place in time for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs received approval Aug. 10 to offer the Breeders' Cup Jockey Bet as part of this year's World Championships Nov. 5-6 at the Louisville racetrack.
A Kentucky judge is expediting the process by which various parties in the horse racing industry have requested a ruling on proposed administrative regulations involving Instant Racing.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on July 20 approved a request from Turfway Park to cut four Wednesday cards from its fall meet, reducing the meet from 20 to 16 days and all but one stakes race.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has unanimously approved regulations that will permit "Instant Racing" wagering at the state's licensed tracks as a way to combat declining revenues and competition.
Turfway Park has asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to approve a request to cut four Wednesday cards and all but one stakes race from its 2010 fall meet.
Trainer Jeffery Scott Raley, already under suspension in Kentucky for one year, has had two years added to his suspension after two horses he trains ran at Churchill Downs under the name of another trainer.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has unanimously approved new regulations on jockey advertising, requiring that any agreements between riders, owners, and sponsors, file those documents with the regulatory body.
Greta Kuntzweiler, whose riding career was derailed in 2006 and 2007 after her arrest on drug charges, has been granted a license to resume riding in Kentucky, contingent upon a set of strict conditions.
A proposal that would put in place stiffer regulations relating to jockey sponsorship has been adopted by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's rules committee.
When state veterinarian Bryce Peckham presented his monthly report to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on May 11, it was met with an unusual amount of enthusiasm from the regulators.
Despite complaints, a rule requiring safety vests for anyone riding a horse Kentucky racetracks and training centers will still be implemented, although a month later than planned.
Ellis Park will offer higher purses for some Kentucky-bred horses under a plan approved by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund advisory committee.
Based on trial runs at Churchill Downs and Turfway Park last year, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is endorsing the adoption of an Electronic Foal Paper Initiative nationwide.
If the Kentucky General Assembly ends without passing legislation that would statutorily permit Instant Racing machines at Kentucky racetracks, the state racing commission would then consider its options.
Prominent owner Ahmed Zayat has been cleared by the Kentucky Racing Commission after the regulatory body looked into his connection to two convicted gamblers and whether it violated terms of his ownership license.
The company that conducts equine drug testing in Great Britain but which has not been involved in testing of horses in America has been awarded the contract to handle the testing of horses racing in Kentucky.
Stewards in Kentucky have suspended two trainers for six months each as a result of the positive tests for a prohibited Class A substance.
Stewards at Turfway Park in Kentucky have issued a ruling suspending trainer Jeffrey Scott Raley for one year after one of his employees was seen with a hypodermic needle and syringe containing vodka in the receiving barn.
Officials with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and New York State Racing and Wagering Board said March 2 they are looking into loans made by Ahmed Zayat to two brothers convicted in connection with illegal bookmaking.
In an effort to cut down on abuses of the appeals process by trainers and jockeys, the rules committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a draft of a rule on frivolous appeals.
A request by jockey Terry Houghton to be licensed in Kentucky was tabled Feb. 25 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's license review committee.
Two Kentucky trainers received 180-day suspensions because their runners tested positive for the Class I substance O-desmethyltramadol, which has an analgesic effect, in 2009.
A hot topic when the Kentucky General Assembly convened Jan. 5, expanded gaming and racetrack video lottery terminals generated much talk but no action during the first week of the legislative session.
Six equine research projects totaling nearly $400,000 over a two-year period have been approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission following a recommendation from the Equine Drug Research Council.
The Kentucky Racing Commission has doubled a suspension levied against jockey Calvin Borel as part of an effort to stop appeals the regulatory body considers frivolous.
A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is close to finalizing changes in how jockey advertising is regulated. All revenue may be required to go to charities.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's rules committee has voted to seek an attorney general's opinion on whether the full commission has the legal right to conduct searches of vehicles and living quarters on track property.
Patrick Adams has been hired by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to serve as director of enforcement, a position the KHRC said has been vacant for almost two years because of budget woes.
Trainer Thomas Albertrani will serve a 30-day suspension after one of his horses tested positive for a prohibited substance at Keeneland in October.
- By Claire Novak
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will serve three concurrent 30-day suspensions handed down by the Kentucky Racing Commission for three individual medication violations, the New York-based horseman confirmed Dec. 1.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved new procedures that regulators say will streamline and reduce the cost of equine drug testing in the state by as much as 25-30%.
Gregory Lamb, an auditor with the Colorado Division of Racing for the past 18 years, has been hired as supervisor of pari-mutuel wagering for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Aside from the issue of when to close betting pools, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is debating a recommendation that racetracks made good on winning wagers that aren't merged into pools.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, on the advice of one of its committees, Oct. 27 approved 2010 racing dates for all three breeds, including a 25% cut in Thoroughbred racing.
A controversial recommendation to halt wagering at zero minutes to post time at all racetracks was shelved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Oct. 27 pending a public meeting at which the issue will be further vetted.
The harsh competitive environment in which Kentucky racing finds itself was on displayed in black and white Oct. 26 when a subcommittee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission considered applications from Thoroughbred racetracks that signal a drastic reduction in live racing dates for 2010.
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