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Kentucky Racing Commissioners Express Frustration At More Delays For Turfway Park Renovation

Frustrations bubbled up at Tuesday’s meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission as Turfway Park officials revealed yet another delay in plans to overhaul the facility. Earlier this year, general manager Chip Bach revealed plans to the commissions for a $25 million renovation to the grandstand, which was built in the 1950s. Engineers encountered structural […]

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Kentucky Commission Receives Three Applications For New Harness Track

After putting out a call for new applications for race dates, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s race dates committee announced Tuesday it has received three applications for a new harness track in the southwestern part of the state. Applications came from WKY Development LLC (a partnership between Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland), Kentucky Downs, and […]

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Kentucky Legislative Panel Discusses ‘Importance’ Of Historical Racing

A legislative panel got a snapshot of Kentucky’s horse-racing industry during a meeting today at Turfway Park. “I just wanted to emphasize the importance of historical horse racing to the Commonwealth,” Kentucky Racing Commission Chairman Frank Kling told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations, as Thoroughbred horses had their morning workout […]

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LIVE BLOGGING KENTUCKY’S RACING TASK FORCE ON INTEGRITY

Ray Paulick is live blogging the Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing’s subcommittee on integrity of racing and pari-mutuel activities from the offices of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Monday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. Edward (Ned) Bonnie, a member of the racing commission, is chairing the meeting, which is called to […]

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KENTUCKY RACING: AN INTEGRITY TASK FARCE?

By Ray Paulick People are making and cancelling bets on horses after races have begun. Let me repeat that: PEOPLE ARE MAKING AND CANCELLING BETS ON HORSES AFTER RACES HAVE BEGUN. Does anyone have a problem with that? Apparently, several members appointed to a subcommittee on integrity that is part of a Task Force on […]

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