Keyword: KHRC

  • Kentucky to Examine Drug Levels in Racing Environment

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved $25,000 of Equine Drug Research Council funds for an analytical study to examine the levels of regulated substances—and other substances—found in the racetrack environment.

  • Graham Motion's legal battle over a 2015 methocarbamol positive will continue

    KHRC Appeals Ruling in Motion Methocarbamol Case

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 12 filed a notice of appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals of a Franklin (Ky.) Circuit Court's decision that overturned a methocarbamol positive against trainer Graham Motion.

  • Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives

    Citing research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the KHRC earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered.

  • Otabek Umarov

    Under Agreement, Trainer Umarov Suspended Five Years

    The KHRC on Feb. 21 settled its case against Otabek Umarov, suspending the trainer for five years in a case involving Umarov's refusal to allow an out-of-competition sample to be collected from Looks to Spare on April 30, 2016 at Churchill Downs.

  • KHRC Committee Advances Voided Claim Rule

    With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee.

  • Kentucky to Require ADW Companies be Bonded

    In a special meeting Nov. 22 in Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) approved a rule that will require advance-deposit wagering (ADW) companies that operate in the state acquire a bond of up to $500,000 as a condition of licensing.

  • Dionne Benson

    RMTC Letter Addresses Motion Overage

    Dionne Benson, executive director of the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium, submitted this letter to BloodHorse on the 2015 methocarbamol positive in Kentucky of trainer Graham Motion which was upheld Oct. 11 by the KHRC.

  • Graham Motion

    KHRC Upholds Motion Finding, Alters Sanctions

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission didn't change a stewards' ruling that a Graham Motion-trained horse raced with too much methocarbamol in its system, but the KHRC did alter the sanctions levied against the classic-winning trainer.

  • The number of KTBIF-nominated mares has increased

    KTBIF Pays $10.5M in Awards; Mare Numbers Up

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund paid out more than $10.5 million to eligible horses based on 2015 races, and the number of mares nominated to the program continues to increase.

  • David Ingordo

    Agent Ingordo Named to KHRC

    Lexington-based bloodstock agent David Ingordo, who was responsible for selecting the great Zenyatta for Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss as a yearling, has been added to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • John T. Ward

    Ward No Longer KHRC Executive Director

    Former trainer John T. Ward has left his position as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the second major leadership departure at the regulatory agency since Matt Bevin assumed office as governor.

  • Symposium: Integrity Requires Team Approach

    A participant and audience member in a panel on "Fixing Racing," the final panel of the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming, echoed the same sentiment: Cooperation is key in building integrity.

  • KHRC Approves Turfway for Historical Racing

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 1 approved Turfway Park to add historical racing, although track officials did not put a timetable on when such gaming would become reality at the Northern Kentucky track.

  • KHRC Investigating Object Found at Keeneland

    It provided few details, but the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 19 it is conducting an investigation into an object found in a test barn at Keeneland the previous day and is seeking the public's assistance.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    Status of KY Lasix-Free Regulation Uncertain

    The Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee of the Kentucky legislature has voted 6-2 to find a proposed regulation permitting racetracks the option of carding furosemide-free races "deficient."

  • Medication Issues Dominate KHRC Meeting

    Medication matters dominated the Aug. 18 meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which voted to change the descriptions for the drug classification schedules that are used to determine if a violation has occurred.

  • Trainer Werre's Suspension Reduced to 7 Days

    A Kentucky trainer whose one-year suspension and $5,000 fine for a medication positive were overturned by a judge has agreed to a seven-day suspension and $500 fine from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • KHRC Delays Action on Medication Rules

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 29 delayed taking a vote on proposed rules on medication testing, withdrawal guidelines, and disciplinary measures and penalties that included rules on the mineral cobalt.

  • KEDRC Makes Cobalt Policy Recommendation

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council will advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adopt policies on the mineral cobalt in line with a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Plans KTDF Purse Increase

    Kentucky Downs will ask regulators May 6 to let it offer about $4.2 million in Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund supplements during its 2015 meet, as well as spend $50,000 to advertise the incentive program.

  • Keeneland Asks to Move Simulcasts to Red Mile

    Keeneland will ask the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 6 for permission to offer Thoroughbred simulcasts at The Red Mile, the Lexington harness track that is constructing a facility for historical race wagering machines.

  • Mares and Foals

    Changes Eyed for KY Breeders' Incentive Fund

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund Advisory Committee has proposed amendments to regulations that would in part allow mares entered in public auctions outside the state to leave for a period of time.

  • KHRC Extends Agreement with LGC Science Lab

    Despite delays in the turnaround of equine drug test results in 2014, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, opted to extend its agreement with LGC Science to be its testing lab.

  • Trainer McCauley Facing KHRC Allegations

    Trainer Tevis McCauley will have to answer to multiple charges, including allegations of "milkshaking" and medication rule violations, following an investigation by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff.

  • Scott Blasi

    Kentucky Approves Racing License for Blasi

    A licensing committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the license request of Scott Blasi, Steve Asmussen's assistant trainer who last year was at the center of allegations from an animal rights group.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen with Tapiture

    Review Cites Strong Safety Stats for Asmussen

    As part of its extensive investigation into Steve Asmussen stable following allegations of horse mistreatment from an animal rights group, the KHRC compiled safety numbers in which the trainer fared well