Keyword: Marty Maline

  • AQHA Hopes to Bring Live Sport Back to Kentucky

    Quarter Horse racing ended in Kentucky nearly 15 years ago, but members of the American Quarter Horse Association met June 10 in Louisville to discuss how to bring the sport back to the Bluegrass state.

  • Kentucky HBPA Reinstates Executive Director

    The board of directors of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association on May 13 reinstated executive director Marty Maline, who had been on a paid leave of absence in connection with an internal investigation into the organization's finances.

  • Kentucky HBPA Begins Investigation of Operations

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, which has more than 6,000 members, has initiated an investigation that could be connected to a probe under way at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • National HBPA to Probe Potential Conflicts of Interest

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has appointed a task force that will, among other things, investigate what it believes might be potential conflicts of interest by prior officers and representatives from 1999 to 2001.

  • Kentucky Horsemen Briefed on Gaming Legislation

    Kentucky horsemen were urged Feb. 27 to participate in a grass-roots campaign to contact legislators and urge them to support legislation that would authorize electronic gaming devices at the state's eight racetracks. The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives Feb. 26.

  • Horsemen Call for Solidarity by Kentucky Industry

    Having reached an agreement with racetracks on revenue splits, Kentucky horsemen's associations are rallying the troops, so to speak, in an effort to win approval for video lottery terminals at the state's tracks.

  • Kentucky Horsemen Near Consensus on Slot Revenue Splits

    The chances of alternative gaming at Kentucky racetracks will lie in the hands of lawmakers, but as of mid-January, racetrack officials and horsemen's groups were said to be close to agreement on revenue splits, a crucial component of any legislation that may be introduced.

  • Kentucky HBPA Files Suit, Seeking Clarification of Horseracing Act

    In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Louisville, Ky., on Dec. 19, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has requested clarification on whether the Interstate Horseracing Act, which grants local horsemen's groups sanctions over outgoing signals, supercedes simulcasting contracts between racetracks.

  • Kentucky HBPA Targets Drug Council's Conduct

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has taken issue with the conduct of the state's Equine Drug Council and has asked the Kentucky Racing Commission to make sure the council complies with regulations.

  • National HBPA to Focus on Threshold Levels

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has put together its own guidelines for national drug-testing and will unveil the model Thursday morning during a press conference at Keeneland.

  • Simulcasting Off at Keeneland

    The TV Games Network debuted on basic cable television in the Lexington market in late December of last year. And for the first six months of this year, handle on simulcast-only days at Keeneland is down more than $4.7 million from the comparable period last year.

  • Change in Turfway Post Time Generates Friction

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association claims it wasn't notified by Turfway Park management of a plan to change first post to 4:10 p.m. on weekdays, but management said that's not the case. Track officials believe the switch will help boost handle, while horsemen say due diligence is necessary before any change is made.

  • Kentucky HBPA Stays With NTRA; Wants Concerns Addressed

    The board of directors of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association voted Tuesday to renew its membership in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association for one year, but it will ask the NTRA to address some concerns within 90 days. Marty Maline, executive director of the Kentucky HBPA, said members will be asked to list their concerns, which will be formulated into a document that will be given to the NTRA. Kentucky horsemen, at about $750,000 a year, are one of the NTRA's biggest dues payers.