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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

Red Mile’s 2016 Race Dates Finalized

October 27, 2015:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission met Monday (October 26) and approved a traditional schedule of racing for the Red Mile for 2016....read on

Keeneland-Red Mile: Simulcast Partners

May 5, 2015:

Keeneland Race Course has filed a request with the state's Horse Racing Commission to move its simulcasting to The Red Mile. There has been no Thoroughbred simulcasting at The Red Mile since the late 1990s, when ownership sold the Thoroughbred rights to Keeneland for $4 million....read on

Commission Passes Lasix Proposal In KY

March 24, 2015:

On Monday, March 23, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted 8-4 in favour of allowing racetracks in the state to card races in which participating horses will not be allowed to be given race-day anti-bleeding medications....read on

KY Ethics Bill Moves To Full Senate

February 27, 2015:

Earlier this week, the Senate State & Local Government Committee in Kentucky passed a bill that calls for members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adhere to the state’s executive ethics code, which also applies to members of similar state boards....read on

Multiple Racing/Gaming Bills In KY

February 25, 2015:

There are currently a handful of horse racing-related bills in Kentucky that are of interest to those in the industry, and a story by The Courier-Journal gives an overview of each of them....read on

Asmussen, Blasi Cleared Of Wrongdoing

January 16, 2015:

After conducting a ten-month investigation into allegations of equine abuse against prominent U.S. Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen and one of his assistant trainers, Scott Blasi, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has determined that the horsemen did not abuse racehorses that were in their care....read on

Update On Thunder Ridge

December 3, 2014:

On Tuesday, December 2, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a measure which will see Keeneland take over the assets of harness racetrack Thunder Ridge Raceway and ‘move’ the track to another location where Quarter Horse racing is expected to take place....read on


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