kentucky horse racing commission

In Advance Of Derby City Gaming Opening, Churchill Downs Gets OK For Additional Historical Racing Machines

Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq:CHDN) announced that it has received approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) to increase from 600 to 900 historical racing machines for the opening of its new Derby City Gaming facility.  KHRC also conditionally approved the Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing operating system and an initial group of game themes […]

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Kentucky Downs To Increase Number Of Historical Racing Machines

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously granted permission for Kentucky Downs to increase their number of historical horse racing machines, reports drf.com. Currently operating 775 machines, Kentucky Downs will bump that number to 1,200 machines. The facility has planned an expansion for the new machines, which will also need to be approved by the commission. Both […]

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Updated: No Evidence Of Scratches On Justify Tuesday, Colt Recovering From Bruise

Two days after trainer Bob Baffert told the media Kentucky Derby winner Justify was suffering from scratches, Kentucky Horse Racing commission veterinarians said the colt appeared to be sound once again. “The horse walked, jogged, and turned in tight circles in both directions today without evidence of lameness,” said Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director […]

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Churchill Emphasizes Enhanced Equine Security Measures For Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack re-emphasized on Sunday its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program. “Integrity and maximizing the safety and welfare of our athletes are of great importance to us, […]

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LGC To Discontinue Animal Drug Testing In North America

LGC Sport Science will discontinue its animal drug testing program in North America later this year. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which currently contracts with LGC for its equine drug testing, received word of the discontinuation Monday afternoon. LGC representatives told the commission the company will continue to provide testing services through the end of […]

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Churchill Downs Drops Pick Five Takeout From 22 To 15 Percent

Chuchill Downs officials confirmed this week the track will reduce its takeout on the Pick Five wager starting with the upcoming spring meet. The Daily Racing Form reports the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved several other changes to the bet. Seventy-five percent of the pool will now carry over if there’s no single winning ticket. […]

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The Trouble With Aminorex

Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it’s destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was pulled from sale […]

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‘Thick Skin And Broad Shoulders’: Guilfoil Speaks For The Horses

Marc Guilfoil’s love affair with horses started well before he hocked his high school senior ring to have money to go to Keeneland one afternoon while attending the University of Kentucky. He correctly figured he’d miss being at the track more than he’d miss the ring. “I was thinking about that today when I was […]

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Equine Biological Passports: Years Away, But Receiving Industry Support

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC) unanimously voted this week to allocate $15,000 to funding ongoing research into biological passport. Although the technology is at least a couple of years from implementation, Dr. Scott Stanley of the University of California-Davis said the passports could solve several problems in drug testing. Regulators face particular challenges […]

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Kentucky Commissioner Guilfoil Honored With ARCI’s Len Foote Award

Marc A. Guilfoil, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, has been honored with the Len Foote Award from the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). ARCI is a nonprofit trade association comprised of governmental regulators of horse and greyhound racing in North America. The Len Foote Award is presented each year to an […]

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