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Commission Considers Updates To Post-Claim Drug Testing Rules In Kentucky

During its Jan. 16 meeting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s rules committee unanimously approved updating the voided claim rule, reports bloodhorse.com. Originally proposed by the safety committee, the recommendations include post-race drug testing of every horse that is claimed in the state of Kentucky. Currently the regulations are such that claimants may elect to have a […]

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Former KHRC Executive Director Lisa Underwood Dies

Lisa Underwood Young, former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, died at her home of an apparent heart attack Dec. 9, according to a report in the BloodHorse. She was 57. Underwood was an attorney that worked at the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. She served as the executive director of the Kentucky Horse […]

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Race, Sport Horse Practitioner Foster Northrop Joins AAEP Board Of Directors

Foster Northrop, DVM, founding owner of Northrop Equine PLLC, an ambulatory racehorse and sport horse practice based in Louisville, Ky., has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Northrop was installed during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His three-year term […]

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KHRC Approves Funding For Study Regarding Contamination Issues In Drug Testing

During its regular meeting Oct. 17, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved funding for an analytical study that will examine the levels of substances – both regulated and others – found in racetrack environments. The racing commission hopes that the study will help “shed light” on contamination issues in drug testing. According to a report […]

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No Changes In Kentucky’s 2018 Race Dates

For the second year in a row, Kentucky’s schedule of racing dates will remain relatively unchanged, with Kentucky Downs maintaining a schedule of five racing days in early September. According to bloodhorse.com, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the following schedule for 2018: Turfway will run from January through the end of March, with […]

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Opinion: Churchill, Keeneland Proposal ‘Good For The Economic Well-Being Of Our State’

Dave Adkisson has been with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for 13 years and is currently its president and CEO. One of the top lobbying organizations in Kentucky, the Chamber was named the 2017 State Chamber of the Year by the Council of State Chambers. In a special commentary for the Courier-Journal, Adkisson came out in support […]

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Racing Integrity’s Newest Threat: Human Designer Drugs?

It’s no secret the challenge of post-race drug testing has always been keeping regulators one step ahead of those who use illegal drugs or illegally manipulate medication. But with the advent of Internet sales and bitcoin, one laboratory director fears his job, and that of racing commissions everywhere, is about to get a lot more […]

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KHRC Has No Plans To Take Action On New Racetrack Applications Submitted By Churchill, Keeneland

Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland Association announced on Friday that they would partner to propose the construction of two new racetrack facilities that would house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. The proposal named locations in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County) and in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). For more […]

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Report: Appeal Filed In KHRC/Motion Methocarbamol Case

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has filed an appeal of the decision of a Franklin County Circuit Court’s decision to overturn a ruling in a methocarbamol case involving trainer Graham Motion. The BloodHorse reports that the KHRC filed the motion Sept. 12 in the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The court battle stems from the 2015 […]

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Turfway Announces Return Of Kentucky Cup Classic, Other Stakes Schedule Modifications

Turfway Park will open its 59th season Nov. 29 with upgrades to its most important day of racing as well as modifications to its stakes schedule, General Manager Daniel “Chip” Bach announced on Tuesday. One significant change is the resurrection of the Kentucky Cup Classic, to be run on the Spiral Stakes (G3) undercard. Last […]

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