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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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Finley: Franklin Circuit Court Decision Allows For ‘Common-Sense Judgements’

On Aug. 18, Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate overruled the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on the suspension and fine of trainer Graham Motion for a methocarbamol overage in 2015. Judge Wingate declared that the absolute insurer rule is unconstitutional, and Bill Finley strongly agreed with the ruling in an op/ed for thoroughbreddailynews.com. Motion-trained filly Kitten’s […]

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Kentucky Court Ruling In Motion Case Casts Doubt On Future Of Absolute Insurer Rule

According to a report by the Daily Racing Form, Kentucky’s absolute insurer rule regarding trainer responsibility in drug cases could be in jeopardy after a judge’s ruling earlier this month. The ruling was the latest in a line of appeals in the case of trainer Graham Motion, who was hit with a methocarbamol overage in spring 2015. The […]

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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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