Keyword: Kentucky Horse Racing Authority

  • Kentucky Racing Panel Reorganized Again

    Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order July 3 reorganizing and renaming the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, which is now the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Churchill Penalized in Derby Gate Case

    Under an agreement with the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, Churchill Downs has agreed to pay a $15,000 administrative penalty stemming from actions involving an assistant starter at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Ky. Panel Continues to Study Steroids

    A committee of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council is continuing to gather information on anabolic steroids and is not yet ready to make a recommendation to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

  • Patrick Biancone

    Request to Block Biancone Hearing Denied

    A Kentucky state judge has denied a motion from trainer Patrick Biancone to block an upcoming Kentucky Horse Racing Authority hearing set to discuss whether his suspension should be extended or not.

  • More Questions Than Answers on Steroids

    The complicated nature of regulating anabolic steroids in racehorses came to light May 20 when discussion among members of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council and others seemed to indicate the easiest route is an all-out ban on the substances.

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    Eight Belles Tests Negative for Steroids

    Eight Belles, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tested negative for banned substances and steroids, according to test results from the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's official laboratory at Iowa State University.

  • Patrick Biancone

    Biancone, KHRA Square Off in Court

    Attorneys for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority and Patrick Biancone appeared before a Circuit Court judge May 14 and presented their arguments in the latest saga involving the controversial trainer.

  • Patrick Biancone

    Biancone Seeks to Block KHRA Hearing

    Attorneys for Patrick Biancone have filed suit seeking to block a hearing by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority into whether he violated terms of an agreement reached with the regulatory agency after the prohibited substance cobra venom was found in a cooler at the trainer's Keeneland barn.

  • PETA Supporters and their counterparts demonstrate in front of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority office.

    PETA Demonstrates; Could Pursue Charges

    A spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which staged a peaceful demonstration May 6 in front of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority office near Lexington, said similar demonstrations are planned for upcoming Triple Crown events. Meanwhile, the organization said it may attempt to get cruelty charges filed against the connections of Eight Belles, who was euthanized after the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Eight Belles

    KHRA Responds to Eight Belles Incident

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority released a statement May 5 regarding Eight Belles, who was injured and subsequently euthanized after the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). It followed demands by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals for changes in the horseracing industry.

  • Kentucky state senator Damon Thayer

    Bill: Up to $6 Million for KY Racing

    A Kentucky legislator plans to pre-file a bill for 2009 that would provide dedicated funding for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority and create a new fund to supplement purses for all breeds at Kentucky racetracks.

  • Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

    Veto of KHRA Assessment Relief Stands

    Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a provision in the state General Assembly's $19-billion budget that would keep smaller racetracks in the state from paying a daily assessment to support Kentucky Horse Racing Authority operations. Legislators on April 15 took no action to override the veto as the General Assembly session came to a close.

  • Dan Liebman, Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Losing Gamble

    <i> By Dan Liebman</i> - Wallace Wilkinson did what the voters asked him to do. Steve Beshear did not.

  • Kentucky Awaiting Research Into Steroids

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority intends to regulate use of anabolic steroids in racehorses but will wait until research into the testing for steroids in plasma is completed this summer before it moves ahead.

  • John Veitch, Kentucky Horse Racing Authority chief state steward

    Martin Suspended; Barnett Pardoned

    At the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority meeting Feb. 25, John Vietch, the organization's chief state steward, reported on two major rulings that have taken place since the New Year.

  • Ky. Talks Timing of Steroid Rules

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has funded a research project to study threshold levels and withdrawal times of four approved anabolic steroids. But the timing of the study, which should be completed by August, could make it difficult for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to implement steroid regulations in the state by Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Kentucky Moves to Regulate Steroids

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses in the state, and took the first step toward drafting and adopting the revised model rule offered by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and Racing Medication and Testing Consortium during a Dec. 17 meeting.

  • KHRA Studies Past-Posting Incident

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority will form a subcommittee to investigate an incident in which wagering on a Fair Grounds race at Keeneland remained available while a race was in progress, officials said Dec. 17.

  • Turfway Park looks to schedule more day racing in 2008.

    Turfway Seeks Change in Post Times

    The year 2008 probably will bring some experimentation to Turfway Park, which has asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for permission to switch from evening to daytime racing on Wednesdays and Thursdays during its three-month winter/spring meet.

  • Bernie Hettel

    Settlement Reached in KHRA Lawsuit

    Bernie Hettel has reached an agreement to settle a federal lawsuit with the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority and others, based on an apology from the agency in regard to actions taken after his 2004 departure as executive director of the former Kentucky Racing Commission.

  • Biancone Agrees to One-Year Suspension

    Trainer Patrick Biancone agreed to a settlement with the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority that will prevent Biancone from training horses for one year. He will not be listed as trainer of record for any horses running in the Breeders' Cup Oct. 26-27.

  • Biancone Granted Stay of Kentucky Suspension

    Trainer Patrick Biancone, suspended for one year for possessing on the grounds of Keeneland three sealed vials of alpha-cobratoxin (cobra venom), a Class A substance under the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Uniform Drug and Medication Classification Schedule, was granted a stay Oct. 10.

  • Biancone Hearing Set in Cobra Venom Inquiry

    Following the announcement of the five-year suspension of veterinarian Dr. Rod Stewart for violations of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's medication regulations, the organization has scheduled a stewards' hearing in the ongoing investigation of trainer Patrick Biancone, who was found to be in possession of cobra venom and two other prohibited substances.

  • Kentucky Drug Council Supports Regulation of Steroids

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in horses at racetracks and auctions in the state but has requested further explanation of withdrawal times and other testing-related issues included in the model rule offered by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

  • Biancone Veterinarian Suspended by KHRA

    Dr. Rod Stewart, a veterinarian for trainer Patrick Biancone, was suspended by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for failing to comply with an order to turn over his computer and records to state stewards.

  • Appeals Court Rejects 'Sally Hemings' Name for Filly

    A federal appeals court ruled Aug. 7 that a filly can't be named "Sally Hemings" after Thomas Jefferson's most famous slave and reputed lover. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled that The Jockey Club can legally bar horse owner Garrett Redmond from naming his 4-year-old horse after Hemings.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Scandalous

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Racing has no commissioner, so when a substance, possibly cobra venom, was found in a trainer's barn a month ago, there is no swift and decisive action, only inaction.

  • KHRA Not Planning Action on Biancone's License Applications

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has looked into the information provided by trainer Patrick Biancone on his license applications from 2004 through 2007, but at this time there is insufficient reason to further investigate the matter, according to state senior steward John Veitch.

  • Split Samples Mistakenly Tossed in Kentucky

    The state veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority mistakenly tossed out two split samples from two horses that had tested over the approved limit for the approved bleeder medication Salix. Because of the mistake, the investigation into the overages has been dropped.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Forked Tongue

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Included in that "it's not illegal if you can't test for it" category is cobra venom, the use of which has been rumored for years. The substance, believed to be 1,000 times more powerful than morphine, can help a horse run through pain by blocking impulses through the nervous system. Use of the substance in horse racing is illegal. Worse yet, it's cruel to the animal.