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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 Downs Files Application To ‘Fill A Void’ With Oak Grove Harness Track

The ownership of Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a standardbred track to be named Oak Grove Meadows on 80 acres near the intersection of Interstate 24 and U.S. 41-A in close proximity to Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Tenn. Kentucky Downs is committing $45 million to the […]

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Report: Churchill ‘Monitoring’ After Four Fatalities In Four Days

Churchill Downs and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials are monitoring racing more carefully after the track saw four fatal breakdowns between Sept. 20 and Sept. 23, according to WAVE3 News in Louisville. As per commission policy, necropsies and post-mortem reviews will be conducted in each case looking at horses’ exercise and pre-race examination histories. Racing […]

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Kentucky Approves Changes Allowing Trainers To Push Back On Absolute Insurer Rule

Kentucky may soon alter its language surrounding the absolute insurer rule for trainers accused of rule violations, per a series of rule changes approved in a special meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Tuesday. Commissioners approved an edit to virtually all the state’s horse racing regulations as part of Gov. Matt Bevin’s Red Tape […]

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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission ‘Entertaining Applications’ For New Racetrack Licenses

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced that it is “entertaining applications for new and renewal association licenses” for racing associations for 2019. The announcement, posted on the home page at the commission’s website, set an Oct. 1, 2018, deadline for new and renewed license applications. One year ago, after Churchill Downs and Keeneland Association announced […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland Propose Harness Racing Dates For 2019 And Beyond

WKY Development, LLC – a joint venture between Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and Keeneland Association Inc. – has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission requesting live Standardbred racing dates at CDI’s old Louisville Downs racing venue located at Derby City Gaming in Louisville for 2019 and in 2020 at its proposed venue […]

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Kentucky Racing Commission Funding Two-Year Research Project On Inflammatory Biomarkers

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently voted unanimously to fund a project at the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center examining inflammatory and anti-inflammatory markers as early indicators for potential catastrophic (life-ending) injury in racehorses. The occurrence of injuries in horses and jockeys during training and racing is a significant economic and welfare concern […]

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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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