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Kentucky Task Force Issues Report, Makes Recommendations

December 15, 2008:

The Kentucky governor’s task force on the future of horse racing today completed its work, approving a final report that task force chair Tracy Farmer called, “an excellent blueprint to begin the process of once again being able to proclaim Kentucky as the horse capital of the world.”...read on

$5 Million For Kentucky Commission Expansion?

October 15, 2008:

A report on Kentucky.com indicates that the cost of increased regulation for the Kentucky horse racing industry could cost nearly $5 million, according to numbers discussed yesterday....read on

KHRC Hires Interim Chief Vet

October 1, 2008:

Dr. Bryce Peckham has been hired by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on an interim basis to fill the role of chief veterinarian, which was left vacant after Dr....read on

Chief Vet For Kentucky Commission Resigns

September 30, 2008:

On Friday, September 26, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission chief veterinarian Lafe Nichols sent in a letter of resignation, yet cited no reasons for the decision....read on

Kentucky Commission Wants Increased Funding

September 19, 2008:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is looking to get its funding boosted, as its current annual budget of $2.7 million is less than one-third of the racing commissions in the other five most active racing states in the U.S....read on

Strict Whipping Rules In Kentucky?

September 16, 2008:

Yesterday in Kentucky, a safety and welfare committee voted in favour of recommending regulatory changes to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The changes would see the banning of one-handed whipping in all of the state's standardbred races....read on

Kentucky Regulators Vote To Ban Steroids

August 25, 2008:

Kentucky horse racing regulators have approved a major ban on anabolic steroids that could outlaw the drugs for next year's Kentucky Derby and other races in the state....read on

Beshear Dissolves KHRA

July 4, 2008:

Yesterday in Kentucky, an executive order was signed by governor Steve Beshear dissolving the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority....read on


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