Keyword: Kentucky HBPA

  • Kentucky HBPA Endorses EquiLottery

    The Kentucky HBPA, one of the country’s largest horsemen’s organizations, has endorsed EquiLottery, the innovative lottery product based on the results of live horse racing.

  • KyDerbyKids Expands to 2-Year-Old Horses

    #KyDerbyKids—the social-media initiative where the sons and daughters of trainers who had horses in the 2016 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) tweeted about their experiences—is expanding to include kids connected to 2-year-old runners.

  • Change Adds Options for KTDF Purse Funds

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, approved changes that will allow more flexibility in the use of Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund purse money generated by wagering on historical races.

  • Salix (also known as furosemide)

    KHRC Approves Regulation for Salix-Free Races

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission March 23 approved a regulation that would permit the state's racetracks to card races that would prohibit the administration of furosemide within 24 hours of post time.

  • Churchill Downs

    Mixed Reaction to Churchill Takeout Increase

    Kentucky horsemen expected backlash from Churchill Downs' decision to charge the maximum takeout rates allowed by state law, but they hope positives follow from increased purses that improve the racing product.

  • Turfway Park

    Horsemen, Turfway Explore Training Proposal

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Turfway Park are working together to determine whether there is enough interest in having the racetrack stay open for summer stabling and training.

  • Salix Errors Frustrate Kentucky Horsemen

    Kentucky horsemen are losing patience with a new policy that requires regulatory veterinarians to administer furosemide on race day after mistakes have led to horses being scratched on consectutive race days at Churchill.

  • September racing will move to Churchill Downs in 2013.

    Kentucky Approves Major Schedule Changes

    The schedule shifts September racing dates from Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky to Churchill in Louisville. February will offer just four race dates in the state, at Turfway Park.

  • Kentucky HBPA 'Disappointed' With Override

    The Kentucky HBPA said Aug. 31 it is "frustrated and extremely disappointed" with the decision by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to override a vote by a legislative committee that found new equine medical rules deficient.

  • Chairman Robert Beck Jr. (second from left) addresses Salix issue.

    KY Approves Race-Day Salix Ban; Battle Looms

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, by a 7-5 vote with one abstention June 13, approved an administrative regulation that would ban the use of furosemide on race day in graded and listed stakes over a three-year period.

  • Press Conference announcing the "Kentucky Alliance for Jobs."

    KY Horse Industry Cites Chamber's Support

    Representatives of Kentucky's horse industry said a strong endorsement of a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Feb. 9 indicates broad support for a statewide vote on the issue.

  • Instant Racing Machine

    Kentucky Downs: 'Canary in the Coal Mine'

    Amid the uncertainty of reception in the marketplace and a lingering legal challenge, Kentucky Downs officially christened expanded pari-mutuel wagering via Instant Racing machines during an evening reception Aug. 30.

  • Furthest Land won the last Kentucky Cup Classic in 2009.

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    Some Funds Allocated for Possible KY Cup

    A committee has approved use of $100,000 from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund for several Kentucky Cup races, but it remains to be seen whether the stakes series--at least part of it--will be run.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway Park, Horsemen at Odds Over Contract

    For the first time in several years, horsemen and management at Turfway Park are at odds over terms of a contract that would be in effect for the holiday meet that begins Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 31.

  • KY Horsemen, Track Reach Out to Public

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is teaming up with Turfway Park Oct. 2 for an interactive fan appreciation day designed to emphasize the importance of Thoroughbred racing to Kentucky.

  • KHRC Pledges to Consider Input on Testing

    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.

  • Jockey Derby Advertising Again at Issue

    The annual controversy over advertising on jockeys' pants at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) resurfaced May 11 during two meetings of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • KY Horse Industry: 'Time to Act Is Now'

    Kentucky racetrack operators said May 20 the state's horseracing and breeding industries have reached a critical juncture, and without legislative assistance in the form of on-track gaming, the damage could be irreparable.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Signal May Be Limited Again

    Wagering on the Churchill Downs spring meet may again be restricted to customers of certain betting outlets, although negotiations appear to be ongoing to include some that are on the outside looking in.

  • Catastrophic Injuries Spike at Turfway

    After going a month with no fatalities, Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky was the site of five catastrophic injuries during an eight-day period in February, according to state veterinarian Dr. Bryce Peckham.

  • KY Horsemen Circulating VLT Petition

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is circulating a petition asking the General Assembly to support legislation to authorize video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state.

  • Handle, Purses Drop at Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs' 52-day spring meet closed July 6 with steep declines in handle and purses, likely results of a well-publicized clash between track officials and horsemen over wagering revenue.

  • Ellis Park

    Last-Chance Deal on Table at Ellis Park

    Negotiations between Ellis Park and the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association continued July 5 in an effort to resolve a dispute that led the western Kentucky racing to shut down the day before its summer meet was to begin.

  • If Ellis Is Done, What About the Dates?

    Ellis Park's owner said the western Kentucky racetrack won't hold its meet this summer, though horsemen want the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to intervene. Could another track get the dates?