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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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Ward: ‘Time to give a little back’ to the industry

John Ward may be giving up on training Thoroughbreds – at least temporarily – to take on the responsibilities associated with his new position as the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s executive director, but Ward hasn’t been all that busy in recent years, saddling just 10 winners from 77 starters since January 2009, an average of […]

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Executive Director Lisa Underwood leaving KHRC

Lisa E. Underwood announced today that she is stepping down as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), effective Nov. 16, 2011. Underwood will rejoin the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP as a partner to practice equine and business law. She has served as executive director since October 2006. Governor […]

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Veitch hearing completed, decision timeline uncertain

The hearing into steward John Veitch’s role in the Life At Ten incident wrapped up Thursday, with no timeline set for a decision.  The three-day hearing is expected to generate a 700-page transcript that will be reviewed by the hearing officer.  A recommendation will likely be made in the fall. Thursday, Veitch testified that as […]

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Lessons At Ten

I felt a little bit like Appleby, the character in Joseph Heller’s novel, “Catch-22,” who camped outside the office of his platoon leader, Major Major, in an effort to schedule a meeting with him. “About how long will I have to wait before I can go in to see the major,” Appleby asks Major Major’s […]

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Video: KHRC’s Lisa Underwood after Life At Ten Report

Lisa Underwood, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, was stopped after the most recent commission meeting which earlier had released a report on the Life At Ten incident from last year’s Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs. The video below represents nearly the entire time she allowed for questions with the press after a […]

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Life At Ten Fun Facts: Day 50

Slackers. That’s what the Paulick Report Life At Ten Fun Facts team has been called recently by some loyal readers. And it’s true that the daily Fun Facts ended 10 days ago, 40 days after being formed and 99 days after Life At Ten ran a mysteriously bad race in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic […]

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Life At Ten Fun Facts: Day 36

89. That’s the number of people Kentucky Horse Racing Commission executive director Lisa Underwood said at today’s KHRC meeting have been interviewed in the Life At Ten investigation. That’s almost one per day in the 90-plus days it’s been since the daughter of Malibu Moon ran so poorly in the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ […]

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Life At Ten Fun Facts: Day 22

Claire Novak, writing at ESPN.com, reports that trainer Todd Pletcher said Life At Ten will be ready to run by March, her first start since a mysteriously poor performance when eased in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic on Nov. 5. Novak also reported that it had been 80 since the Breeders’ Cup and the Kentucky […]

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Underwood on LAT: We’re conducting a very thorough investigation

Claire Novak is following up on the Life At Ten incident thoroughly covered at the Paulick Report in a series of “fun facts” columns. She touches on the investigation, talking with executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Lisa Underwood and Chief KHRC steward John Veitch. Todd Pletcher and David Vance chime in on […]

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