Keyword: KHRC

  • Steve Asmussen

    KHRC Report on Asmussen Expected Jan. 15

    Kentucky horse racing commissioners are expected to listen Jan. 15 to a staff report on an investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen that followed allegations of horse mistreatment from PETA.

  • John Veitch

    Nine-Month Suspension Recommended for Veitch

    A hearing officer has recommended a nine-month suspension for former chief steward John Veitch for his role in the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

  • John Veitch

    State Appeals Latest Ruling in Veitch Case

    As expected, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other involved parties will appeal a Franklin Circuit Court's decision last month to order the reinstatement, with back pay, of former chief state steward John Veitch.

  • John Veitch

    State Likely to Appeal Latest Veitch Decision

    The state cabinet that oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission likely will appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch was improperly dismissed in November 2011.

  • 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.

  • 'Indian Charlie' Sues to Get Back on Track

    The publisher of the "Indian Charlie" newsletter has filed suit seeking to prevent Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's executive director from indefinitely denying him access to the track.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Churchill Downs will race 77 days in 2014.

    2014 Kentucky Racing Dates Approved

    After Kentucky Downs conceded on one date that would have conflicted with Churchill Downs in September, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a 2014 dates schedule that follows the dates raced in 2013.

  • John Veitch

    Veitch Licensed in KY, to Work at Keeneland

    John Veitch, the former chief steward for racing in Kentucky who was fired and suspended, has been granted a license by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and is set to resume his career during the Keeneland meet.

  • Sign winning the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes.

    Sign Reinstated as 2012 Pocahontas Winner

    The 2012 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) win by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's filly Sign was reinstated following a settlement announced July 17 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Wagering Up at Churchill Downs Spring Meet

    Despite a decrease in wagering on this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), daily wagering at the recently concluded 38-day spring meet at Churchill Downs rose 5.4% from the same number of days a year ago.

  • KHRC Faces Lawsuit Over Bridle Rule

    Edward Buck, inventor of the bitless Spirit Bridle, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for his claim that the KHRC is committing deceptive trade practices and interfering with his economic opportunity.

  • KY Historical Racing Exceeds $356 Million

    Wagering on historical races, an electronic form of gaming in which the outcome is determined by the results of previously run races, continues to soar in Kentucky and has exceeded the $356 million mark through May.

  • Sign

    Decision on Sign DQ Expected in Early July

    David Royse, representing Sign's owners, said the stewards mistakenly believed they were obligated to include a disqualification (and resulting purse forfeiture) as a minimum requirement of the current KHRC rule.