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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

KY To Drop Pari-Mutuel Tax For ‘Cup’

March 18, 2015:

It has been reported that a Kentucky bill that calls for the exemption of the pari-mutuel tax on wagering on live races during the two-day Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland this October has been signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear....read on

KY Governor Seeks Tax Clarification

October 28, 2014:

In a recent letter to the United States Treasury, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear urged the federal government to clarify guidelines relating to the calculation of pari-mutuel winnings for tax purposes....read on

Gov. Beshear Wants Instant Racing Tax

February 27, 2014:

It has been reported that Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has urged the Legislature to green-light a tax on Instant Racing machines which are currently operating at a pair of racetracks in the state....read on

KYSS Champions Crowned

September 1, 2013:

The best of racing in the Bluegrass State was on display Sunday night at The Mile as the historic track hosted the $2 million Kentucky Super Night with eight $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals for two and three-year-olds highlighting the program....read on

Beshear To Attend KYSS Super Night

August 27, 2013:

The best of harness racing in the Bluegrass State will be on display Sunday, September 1 at the Red Mile as the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2-million Kentucky Sires Stakes Super Night....read on

'Instant Racing' In KY Supreme Court

August 19, 2013:

The debate in Kentucky regarding the legality of 'instant racing' machines will take place in the state's Supreme Court this week, beginning on Wednesday....read on

Comparing Kentucky To Ontario

June 18, 2013:

"I have trainers and owners say to me all the time, 'Governor, I'm sorry but I'm pulled my horses up to West Virginia last weekend and ran in those races up there at that track because the purses were three times as big as they were at Churchill Downs or at Keeneland.'"...read on

Gov. Beshear Signs KYSS Eligibility Bill

March 25, 2013:

It has been reported that Senate Bill 110 in Kentucky, which is legislation that will support the state's standardbred breeding industry, was signed last week by Governor Steve Beshear....read on

Instant Racing To KY Supreme Court

January 11, 2013:

It has reported that today (Friday, January 11) Kentucky's Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling by the state's Court of Appeals regarding 'instant racing,' otherwise known as 'historical racing.'...read on

KY Industry Driving On With Instant Racing

June 27, 2012:

After having suffered what appears to be a small legal blow earlier this month, the proprietors of 'Instant Racing' terminals in Kentucky are affirming their positions and are digging in for more legal ramblings, especially after a shot in the arm by Governor Steve Beshear....read on

KY Gaming Bill Rejected In Senate

February 23, 2012:

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's bill seeking a constitutional amendment to authorize expanded gaming in the state was shot down in the Senate on Thursday...read on

KY Gaming Bill To Full Senate

February 22, 2012:

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's revised bill seeking a constitutional amendment to authorize expanded gaming in the state made progress on Wednesday...read on

Senator Can Support KY Amendment

February 2, 2012:

Kentucky Senator Damon Thayer has been informed by the state's Legislative Ethics Commission that it is fine for him to support a constitutional amendment for the implementation of expanded gaming in the state...read on

Beshear Expected To Unveil Amendment

January 11, 2012:

According to a report, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has been in discussions for weeks regarding a constitutional amendment which would pave the way for expanded gaming in the state. It is expected that he will be announcing his plans in the coming days...read on


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