Keyword: Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

  • Instant racing machines at Ellis Park.

    Historical Racing Bets Up in October in KY

    Historical race wagering at two Kentucky racetracks registered healthy increases in October versus the same month in 2013, according to statistics released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • John Veitch

    Judge Rules Veitch Improperly Dismissed

    A circuit court judge has ruled John Veitch, the former chief state steward for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky, was improperly dismissed from his position in November 2011 and has ordered him reinstated with back wages.

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    Churchill Proposes Derby Bet on Winning Sire

    Churchill officials will outline their ideas for the wager at the Dec. 2 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting in Lexington. If approved in time, the wager could be offered in advance of the 2015 Derby.

  • KY Drug Council Moves Toward Uniformity

    A council that makes recommendations on medication policies for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will go along with several changes in withdrawal times and threshold levels.

  • KY Lawmakers Get Horse Industry Update

    The Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming was given a generally positive update on the status of the racing and breeding industry in the state Nov. 12 in light of years of declines.

  • Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

    Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013.

  • Kentucky Regulator Approves 2015 Race Dates

    At its regular Oct. 21 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the KHRC approved race dates for next season that kept in place an agreement on September dates made by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park.

  • Dr Laura Kennedy

    KY Necropsy Program Disproves 'Bad Step' Myth

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission necropsy program is continuing to provide evidence that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions that lead to breakdowns.

  • Kentucky Downs

    No Extra Days for Kentucky Downs in 2015

    Under a plan approved Oct. 15 by the tracks involved, Kentucky Downs will continue to offer just five race days in 2015 but the Franklin, Ky., track will pick up an additional Saturday.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Tracks at Odds on September Dates

    Representatives from Kentucky Downs, Churchill Downs, and Ellis Park failed to hammer out an agreement on 2015 September race dates in a Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting facilitated by a KHRC committee.

  • Drug Testing Delays Mount, States Eye Options

    Delays at the respected Lexington drug-testing laboratory LGC have forced two of its biggest customers, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, to consider other options.

  • KBIF to Examine Revenue From Stud Fees

    The advisory committee for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund said Oct. 10 it plans to examine the structure of the program as it relates to the percentage of fund participants that contribute revenue.

  • Kentucky Downs

    2015 Dates Conflict at Two Kentucky Tracks

    A conflict over 2015 dates' requests for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs arose Sept. 30 when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's dates committee held the first of several meetings to consider the state's calendar.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Seeks Seven Race Days for 2015

    Kentucky Downs, which just wrapped up its 2014 meet with record pari-mutuel handle and average field size in excess of 10 horses per race, will request two additional racing days for September 2015.

  • Kentucky to Tackle Drug Compounder Concerns

    In a 12-month period that has seen drug compounders linked to horse deaths at a training center and integrity issues at the track, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight.

  • Tammy Fox

    'Indian Charlie,' Fox Suspended by KHRC

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has taken regulatory action in connection with an altercation at Churchill Downs involving newsletter publisher Eddie Musselman, trainer Dale Romans, and Romans' life partner, Tammy Fox.

  • Instant Racing games at Ellis Park

    Record Instant Racing Handle for Ellis Park

    Since putting a new marketing plan in place for its Instant Racing games, Ellis Park has seen improvement in the business. The Kentucky track registered record monthly handle for the games at $3,024,776 in May.

  • Steve Asmussen

    No Smoking Gun in PETA Video Sent to KHRC

    Though People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has submitted a 10-page complaint and a 22-minute video to the KHRC alleging animal abuse in trainer Steve Asmussen's Churchill Downs stable, no smoking gun is evident.

  • KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is collecting information on corticosteroid elimination times following specific uses of the medications provided by participating racetrack veterinarians.

  • Kentucky Horse Racing Commissioner Ned Bonnie

    Bonnie Wants Investigation of Derby Day Race

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commissioner Ned Bonnie suggested the regulator bring in outside help to investigate the events surrounding the victory by Masochistic in the third race on the May 3 Kentucky Derby day card at Churchill.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Outlines Equine Security Protocols

    Churchill Downs April 25 re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby and the ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its "Safety from Start to Finish" program.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

    At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months.

  • An artist's rendition of the new Keeneland Event Center.

    Keeneland Plans to Add Instant Racing in 2015

    Keeneland plans to offer historical racing at a new 40,000-square foot facility to be built on the property and scheduled to open in July 2015. The new Keeneland Event Center will offer 600 Instant Racing games.

  • Instant Racing Machines

    Keeneland Applies for Historical Racing

    The number of historical race gaming machines in operation at Kentucky racetracks would increase substantially if the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves requests from Keeneland Racecourse and The Red Mile.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Hall of Fame Nomination Tabled

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced March 21 that the nomination of Steve Asmussen for possible induction into the shrine this year has been tabled as a result of developments over the last two days.

  • Instant Racing Machines

    Lexington Tracks Eye Instant Racing Licenses

    Two Lexington racetracks are expected to apply for licenses to operate historical race wagering machines when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meets April 2.

  • Turfway Park

    KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet 'Cleanest'

    A horsemen's meeting on upcoming equine medication changes in Kentucky revealed some interesting information: The four months of racing at Turfway Park are the "cleanest" in the state according to drug-testing results.

  • Kentucky Horsemen Prepped on New Drug Rules

    Kentucky horsemen March 14 were given an overview of impending equine medication changes and also provided with a few tips to avoid headaches when the new regulations take effect later in the spring.

  • Split Decision in Veitch/Life At Ten Case

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has issued a mixed ruling in the John Veitch/Life At Ten case and has ordered reconsideration of the one-year suspension handed the former chief steward for horse racing in the Bluegrass state.

  • Taxman Cometh for ADW Companies?

    Regulators who believe advance deposit wagering companies are not paying their fair share to the industry squared off against ADW reps who noted that added taxation could slow the success of a growing portion of the industry.

  • Kentucky Downs

    KHRC Panel Defers Action on Some 2014 Dates

    A panel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has deferred action on 2014 racing dates for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs to give those two tracks an opportunity to work out overlapping requests for three dates.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Meet Handle Exceeded $46 Million

    The decision by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to grant racing dates to Churchill Downs for the month of September paid off, with total handle more than double the 16-day meet at Turfway Park in September 2012.