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Keeneland Requests Five-Day Summer Meet In Early July; Blue Grass Stakes On July 11

Keeneland has submitted a request to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Race Dates Committee for a five-day Summer Meet, to be held Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12. Under the current safety protocols, the Summer Meet would be held without spectators. The summer dates accommodate a portion of the 16-day Spring Meet that Keeneland […]

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Beshear Appoints Four New Kentucky Racing Commissioners, Rabinowitz New Chairman

When the Kentucky Horse Racing Committee holds its next scheduled meeting on June 16, it will have a new chairman and four new members. On April 28, an executive order from Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Alan J. Leavitt, Dr. Naveed Chowhan, Jonathan Rabinowitz and James Edwin “Ed” Worley to the commission. Charles Francis O’Connor […]

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‘More Than Cautiously Optimistic’: Churchill CEO Making Plans For Fan Presence At September Derby

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that horsemen will be allowed on the backside of Churchill Downs on May 11, CEO Bill Carstanjen is now hoping that the track will be able to have fans attend the re-scheduled Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in September. “There’s still going to be social distancing issues,” Carstanjen […]

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Thayer: ‘The Governor Ought To Back Off A Little Bit And Let Our Signature Industry Get Back To Business’

Kentucky State Senate majority leader Damon Thayer spoke out against Gov. Andy’s Beshear’s stance on horse racing this Tuesday, according to the Courier-Journal. “The Governor ought to back off a little bit and let our signature industry get back to business,” Sen. Thayer (R-District 17) told the Courier-Journal. “I think the tracks can work with the […]

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Kentucky Downs Launches Expansion And Renovation Project

Kentucky Downs officially embarked on a new era under the ownership headed by Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone with Thursday’s groundbreaking for the $25 million first phase of the racetrack and year-round gaming and entertainment facility’s expansion and renovation. “Today was starting the process: We’re going to make it bigger and better from top to […]

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Attorney General: Bevin Must Allow Kentucky Horse Park Commissioners To Serve Full Terms

The Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued an opinion Monday morning stating that Governor Matt Bevin cannot forcibly remove members from the Commission of the Kentucky Horse Park, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Commission’s independence means that Bevin must allow its members to serve out their defined terms, and that he cannot remove former […]

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