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Advisory For Trainers/Vets In Kentucky

September 1, 2020:

On Tuesday, September 1, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Equine Medical Director Bruce A. Howard DVM issued an open letter to all KHRC licensed horsepeople and trainers in an effort to clarify questions being asked about the new regulations regarding veterinary treatment reports and pre-entry exam reports, which are now required as part of the new medication regulations in the state....read on

New KY Medication Rules In Effect

August 25, 2020:

All horsepeople licensed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission should be aware that new medication regulations have cleared the legislative process and are now effective as law in Kentucky....read on

Proposed Medication Changes In KY

August 12, 2020:

Officials with the Kentucky Harness Association have issued a release to the industry in regard to proposed state medication regulations that are in the final stages of the legislative process. If they are enacted, the regulations will become effective as of August 25....read on

2020 KYSS Purses Approved

January 14, 2020:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved purse distributions for the 2020 Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS), supporting the recommendations made by the Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund and Kentucky Breeders’ Incentive Fund Advisory Panel....read on

Track Presentations Made In KY

October 31, 2018:

Representatives of three associations hoping to build a new Standardbred racetrack in southwest Kentucky near the Tennessee border made presentations at a special meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 30)....read on

New Kentucky S-Bred Track Proposed

October 10, 2018:

The ownership of Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a Standardbred track to be named Oak Grove Meadows on 80 acres near the intersection of Interstate 24 and U.S. 41-A....read on

‘Red Mile Million’s $100K Buy-In Unveiled

September 17, 2018:

Owners of the Red Mile, the Hambletonian Society and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have announced the creation of a $3 million race day....read on

Trainer Suspended For Refusing Testing

February 21, 2017:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has reached an agreement with a participant for a five-year suspension and $5,000 fine following his refusal to comply with equine drug testing regulations....read on

Changes To KY Sire Stakes Program

September 15, 2016:

On Thursday, September 15, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced changes to the Kentucky Sire Stakes program, which includes increased purses and opportunities to race in multiple jurisdictions’ sire stakes programs....read on

Reorganization At Kentucky Commission

April 27, 2016:

On Wednesday, April 27, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced 12 new members to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and a revamped commission structure to enhance the focus on one of Kentucky’s signature industries....read on

May Joins Kentucky Commission

April 4, 2016:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has announced that Steve May has been appointed its supervisor of pari-mutuel wagering and compliance....read on

Chief Vet Replaced In Kentucky

February 19, 2016:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s new executive director, Marc Guilfoil, has confirmed that the commission’s chief veterinarian, Dr. Will Farmer, has been dismissed from his duties....read on

Guilfoil Takes Over In Kentucky

January 26, 2016:

Governor Matt Bevin appointed Barren County native Marc A. Guilfoil as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Secretary David Dickerson announced today....read on

Changes Continue At KY Commission

January 25, 2016:

News broke over the course of the weekend that John Ward is out as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission....read on

Kentucky Commission Chair Steps Down

December 1, 2015:

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Chairman Robert ‘Bob’ Beck announced today that he will step down from his post effective December 7, 2015....read on


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