Absolute insurer rule

Kentucky Court Of Appeals: Absolute Insurer Rule Is Constitutional; Kitten’s Point Medication DQ Upheld

The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court decision that had overturned a positive drug test and rendered horse racing’s absolute insurer rule unconstitutional in Kentucky. Court of Appeal Judges Gene Smallwood, Debra Lambert and Sara Combs sided with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a case centered around Kitten’s Point, first-place […]

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Kentucky Approves Changes Allowing Trainers To Push Back On Absolute Insurer Rule

Kentucky may soon alter its language surrounding the absolute insurer rule for trainers accused of rule violations, per a series of rule changes approved in a special meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Tuesday. Commissioners approved an edit to virtually all the state’s horse racing regulations as part of Gov. Matt Bevin’s Red Tape […]

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Kentucky Rules Committee Approves Changes To Absolute Insurer Requirement

At a meeting on Monday, the rules committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to move forward on revised language to the absolute insurer requirement for trainers on drug positives. The meeting was well-attended by horsemen, owners, and jockeys and prompted considerable but civil discussion on the difficulties of properly assigning blame for drug […]

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