Keyword: legal

  • An Abbreviated History of Absolute Insurer Rule

    Bob Heleringer, a Louisville, Ky., attorney and former racing official who has taught equine regulatory law at the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, looks at the legal history of Absolute Insurer rule.

  • Another Turn in KHRC-Veitch Case

    More than five years after the race that led the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to sanction its then-chief steward John Veitch, legal proceedings continue.

  • Owners' Liability on Trial in Britain

    The legal responsibilities of being a racehorse owner in Britain have come to the fore in the wake of a multi-million dollar legal claim against the owners and trainer of a horse that severely injured an assistant trainer in a pre-race paddock incident at Wolverhampton Racecourse, England, in April 2005.

  • Court Upholds Warrantless Searches at Tracks, Except in Dorms

    A federal appeals court has upheld the ability of regulators in New York to conduct unannounced searches of racetracks without warrants to investigate illegal equine drug use and other activities that may affect the integrity of racing in the state. But the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said the investigators from the state Racing and Wagering Board went too far in 1997 when they also searched dormitories used by grooms at Yonkers Raceway