Commentary: Fact Checking Opponents Of Safety And Welfare Reform

Most of the modern political discourse (and much of the mainstream news cycle) seems to be dominated by debate. Two sides with two opposite arguments, both hoping to sway their audience into seeing things their way. Usually representatives of each side make bold, occasionally fantastical statements; sometimes they stretch or distort the truth. Their job […]

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‘Room To Do A Lot More’: Kentucky Downs Preview Day At Ellis Generates Solid Handle

With Sunday’s Kentucky Downs Preview Day at Ellis Park receiving wide praise — “great” being a typical assessment — expectations are that the multi-stakes event will return next year even better and perhaps bigger. A total of $2,049,132 was wagered on-track and nationally on the nine-race card that featured four $100,000 grass stakes funded by […]

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Editorial: Research Stands Behind RMTC Thresholds

In a recent letter to the editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association executive director Marty Maline suggested that the scientific evidence behind 19 of the 26 thresholds suggested by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is lacking. This week, Dr. Dionne Benson, executive director of the RMTC took to the paper […]

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No Lasix No Problem? Kentucky Legislative Panel Says New Rule Is ‘Deficient’

The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association in a press release distributed on Wednesday said the Kentucky legislature’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee on Tuesday voted that regulation adopted in March by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to permit “Lasix-free” races is deficient. A spokesperson for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said the vote means the committee […]

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