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Globetrotting Jockey Holland Heading To Kentucky To Ride For Biancone

British jockey Darryll Holland, who has spent the past five or six years riding in South Korea and Mauritius, will soon be based in Kentucky after teaming up with trainer Patrick Biancone. The Racing Post reports that Holland, who had been riding in South Korea, has moved to the States and has been working for Biancone. Earlier […]

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‘The Guy Has Served His Time’: Biancone’s Kentucky License Reinstated

Trainer Patrick Biancone was handed a one-year suspension in 2007 when three vials of cobra venom were found in a tack room in his barn at Keeneland, and he has not held a license in Kentucky since. On Aug. 15, according to bloodhorse.com, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted 16-1 to reinstate Biancone’s license, with certain stipulations. […]

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Plan To Offer Exchange Wagering On Hold At Kentucky Downs

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will not hear a request by Kentucky Downs to offer its races on New Jersey’s betting exchange, Betfair US, at its upcoming meeting next week at the request of Kentucky Downs . According to the Daily Racing Form, the request had been removed from the agenda by the commission’s chairman, Frank Kling, who is also […]

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Keeneland Increases Takeout To State Maximums For 2017 Fall Meeting

Keeneland Racecourse has informed the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that it plans to increase takeout to the maximum allowed under state law during its 2017 fall meeting, reports drf.com. Officials confirmed that takeout on win, place and show wagers will move from 16 percent to 17.5 percent, and it will increase from 19 percent to […]

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Biancone Granted Conditional License By KY Horse Racing Commission

Patrick Biancone, who has not held a trainer’s license in Kentucky since 2007, has been granted a conditional license by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The BloodHorse reports that the KHRC’s License Review Committee approved the conditional license during its meeting Wednesday. However, the full racing commission will make the final decision as to whether or not to fully […]

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Necropsy Programs Provide Learning Opportunities To Researchers, Horsemen

Figures released earlier this year from the Equine Injury Database suggest the number of racing fatalities in the United States is falling. For the fourth consecutive year, the rate of deaths per 1,000 starts was down, coming to 1.54 after weighing in at 2.00 when the database started recording data in 2009. No matter where […]

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Veitch, KHRC End Seven-Year Legal Battle Over Life At Ten Breeders’ Cup Incident

Former Kentucky chief state steward John Veitch reached a settlement with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a mediation session several weeks ago, and according to drf.com, that settlement was approved by the KHRC on Tuesday. After nearly a seven-year legal battle, Veitch’s one-year suspension will be removed from his record and the Hall of Fame trainer […]

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Churchill Announces $60 Million Investment In Louisville Historical Racing Facility

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted at its meeting Tuesday to grant Churchill Downs Inc. permission to offer wagering on historical horse racing. The approval is conditional upon CDI submitting additional details about its plans for a new facility at the Trackside Training Center to the commission and its staff for review. There was one dissenting vote. […]

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Report: Churchill Downs To Request Permission To Add Historical Racing Machines

After years of rejecting plans to install historical racing machines at its facility, Churchill Downs Inc., officials will request permission to operate the machines at Tuesday’s Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the historical racing machines are one of several items on the agenda to be discussed at the meeting. The KHRC is scheduled […]

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Mena ‘A True Hero’ To Help Prevent Serious Equine Incident At Churchill

Jockey Miguel Mena displayed outstanding horsemanship and courage during Saturday’s eighth race at Churchill Downs while helped aid loose rival Marine Pilot on the far turn of the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Marine Pilot dropped his rider Geovanni Franco when he appeared to clip heels with another rival as horses exited the first turn and […]

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