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Former KY Gov. Steve Beshear & Former First Lady Jane Beshear Join WHOA

Steve and Jane Beshear were Governor and First Lady of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015, during which they worked hard to strengthen Kentucky’s equine industry. The Beshears have owned a small horse farm in Clark County, Kentucky, for two and a half decades. Jane is an avid rider and event competitor, and […]

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Report: Senate Passes Kentucky Horse Park Reorganization Bill

A “quick trip” through the Senate culminated on Monday for Senate Bill 200, which would reorganize the governing body of the Kentucky Horse Park. The bill passed the Senate in a vote of 26-10, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The current governing board of the Park includes former governor Steve Beshear’s wife, Jane, as well […]

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Kentucky Horse Park Reorganization Bill Moves Through Senate Committee

Kentucky State Senate majority leader Damon Thayer (R) has pushed his bill to reorganize the leadership of the Kentucky Horse Park through the committee, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The current governing board includes former governor Steve Beshear’s wife, Jane, as well as her friend Alston Kerr. The Senate’s Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee […]

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Ingordo Named To KY Horse Racing Commission

Bloodstock agent David Ingordo has been named to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Blood-Horse reports that Ingordo, who will be sworn in Feb. 19, was appointed by former Gov. Steve Beshear. He will replace KHRC chairman Robert Beck, who resigned after Matt Bevin was elected governor. Ingordo will take over Beck’s term, but not his role as […]

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Senate Leader Calls For Kentucky Horse Park Audit; Bill Would Reorganize Commission

Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer (R) filed a bill on Friday which would reorganize the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, because he is concerned that the park is being harmed by “politics and patronage,” according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. A leading tourist spot in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Park also draws equestrian competitions and visitors for […]

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Though Challenges Lie Ahead, Former KY Governor Optimistic About Horse Industry

Although challenges lie ahead, Steve Beshear feels very optimistic about the horse industry in the state. The Blood-Horse reports that the former Kentucky governor, was one of the scheduled speakers Tuesday at the Consignors and Commercial Breeders symposium which was held at Keeneland. “The last eight years have had their share of challenges,” Beshear said. “We went through […]

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Ex-Kentucky Governor Criticized For Appointing Wife To Horse Park Commission

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear stirred up debate during his final days in office when he appointed his wife, Jane, to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. Jane Beshear replaces Timothy Haymaker, who resigned from the commission that oversees the Kentucky Horse Park. Jane Beshear has served on other panels promoting the state’s horse industry, and launched the Horses and […]

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KHRC Chairman Bob Beck Resigns As Beshear Leaves Office

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Chairman Robert “Bob” Beck announced today that he will step down from his post effective Dec. 7, 2015. Beck, who has chaired the KHRC since his appointment by Governor Steve Beshear in 2008, made his decision known at the December meeting of the KHRC. “This incredible opportunity to serve with […]

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Beshear Appoints Two New Members To KY Horse Racing Commission

Gov. Steve Beshear has named two new members and reappointed three to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the new and reappointed members will serve terms that expire July 1, 2018. The new members are Bourbon County horse farm owner and manager Steve Hunter Stewart and Frankfort attorney Clayton B. Patrick. Reappointed to […]

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Opinion: KY Gov. Beshear Should Approve Lasix-Free Races

In an editorial published in the Sept. 25 issue of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the newspaper calls for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to “OK Lasix-free races” in the state. The column says that even though a similar proposal from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was recently turned down by a legislative committee, Beshear should still push for Lasix-free races […]

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