Keyword: KHRC

  • John Veitch

    Ruling: John Veitch Improperly Dismissed

    A hearing officer for Kentucky Personnel Board has recommended that fired chief racing steward John Veitch should be reinstated to his former position and be awarded all back pay and benefits.

  • Average Daily Handle Down 4% at Turfway Meet

    Though total pari-mutuel handle during the recent winter/spring meet at Turfway Park fell almost 30% from the same meet in 2012, average daily handle was down 4% because of 11 fewer live racing days.

  • KHRC to Review Rodriguez License Application

    Kentucky will not immediately approve the license application of trainer Rudy Rodriguez, who is pointing Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Vyjack to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Ky. Commission Seeks Review of Stewart Ruling

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has voted to ask the state Supreme Court for discretionary review of a recent Court of Appeals decision overturning Dr. Rod Stewart's four-year suspension for possession of cobra venom.

  • On Salix, Kentucky Feeling Alone on Ledge

    With Breeders' Cup at least slowing implementation of its race-day Salix prohibition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission could revisit its plans to ban use of the diuretic on race day.

  • Judge Rejects Motion by Veitch's Attorneys

    A Circuit Court judge in Kentucky has rejected a motion from attorneys for John Veitch to be able to take a deposition from a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in connection with the Life At Ten case.

  • John Veitch

    Conway: KHRC Withheld Information on Veitch

    A member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said a key piece of information was withheld from commissioners when they voted last year to suspend former chief state steward John Veitch for a year.

  • Turfway Race to Spotlight NARA Grads

    Graduates from the North American Racing Academy will compete in the first Catch a Riding Star challenge race at Turfway Park on Spiral Stakes (gr. III) day March 23.

  • Sign in the Pocahontas Stakes.

    Stewards Disqualify Sign from Pocahontas Win

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards have disqualified Sign from her victory in last season's Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs following a positive test for methocarbamol (Robaxin).

  • KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

    Members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff outlined changes that have been put in place to prevent future mistakes in the administration of race-day Salix at the state's tracks.

  • 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.

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Governor Implements New KY Drug Regulations

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Aug. 30 said regulations designed to reform some aspects of the state's equine medication policy will be implemented despite action by a legislative committee that found them deficient.

  • Kentucky Tries to Reduce Fatalities

    The veterinary staff of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has added some additional protocols to its operations in an effort to cut down on the number of equine fatalities at the state's tracks.

  • KY Outrider, Trainer Suspended for Deception

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's license review committee has suspended the lead outrider at Keeneland Racecourse for 16 months for his role in training a horse that raced in the name of a licensed trainer.

  • Race-day medication was among the issues at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

    Major Issues Discussed at RCI Board Meeting

    While many of racing's major issues were discussed at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, the agenda called for few decisions to be made.

  • Instant Racing Machine at Kentucky Downs

    Top Court Asked to Hear Instant Racing Case

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other supporters of Instant Racing have requested that a lawsuit challenging the legality of the machines be heard by the state Supreme Court rather than going back to a lower court.

  • Albarado Found Guilty of Assault

    A Jefferson District Court jury found jockey Robby Albarado guilty of fourth-degree assault July 12 after hearing evidence about an incident involving a former girlfriend, Carolina Martinez.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    For Regulators, Salix Debate Just Beginning

    Regulators around the country are examining the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's move to phase out race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes beginning in 2014, but there doesn't appear to be a rush to follow suit.

  • Foreign Organizations Back KY Salix Phase-Out

    Some foreign racing organizations issued statements June 14 backing action by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to phase out use of race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes over three years beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

  • 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.

  • Salix

    KY Salix Meeting: More Questions Than Answers

    During an oddly lopsided meeting on a proposal to phase-out use of furosemide on race day in listed and graded stakes in Kentucky, proponents of the therapeutic anti-bleeding medication made their case. But it may not matter.