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Edward S. ‘Ned’ Bonnie, Prominent Attorney And Horseman, Dies

Edward S,”Ned” Bonnie, a prominent attorney, horseman and regulator in Kentucky, died on Saturday night in Louisville. He was 88 years old. A graduate of the Hotchkiss School, Yale University and Yale Law School, Mr. Bonnie was retired from a long and distinguished career as attorney for Frost, Brown, Todd, LLC. He concentrated his practice in the […]

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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Committee Examines Shockwave Rules

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Welfare and Safety Committee scrutinized the state’s rules on shockwave therapy on Thursday afternoon with a fact-finding session designed to help regulators prevent abuse of the practice. The treatment, which consists of sending short, high pressure pulses to select areas of the body, has been shown to aid healing for […]

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Bonnie To Speak at Bergstein Award Ceremony

Edward “Ned” Bonnie will deliver the keynote speech at the third annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award presentation in Lexington on November 14 at the Thoroughbred Club of America. Bonnie is a longtime equine attorney and member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. “Ned has been at the forefront of the medication issue as long as […]

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Kentucky Official Says Investigative Staff ‘Spread Too Thin’

At a recent meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, commission member Edward “Ned” Bonnie raised concerns about the ability of the group’s investigative staff to handle its workload. Bonnie noted that with the team working both on the Steve Asmussen investigation stemming from a recent PETA undercover video, he is unconvinced investigators can properly […]

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Bonnie: Why I Support the Water Hay Oats Alliance

(Editor’s Note: Ned Bonnie has a unique perspective on medication issues and the federal government’s involvement with them, having formerly served as an attorney for the National HBPA in opposing legislation in the U.S. Congress that would regulate the use of drugs in horse racing. During a distinguished legal career, he’s played many roles, prosecuting […]

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Kentucky governor reappoints five to KHRC

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has reappointed five members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to terms ending July 1, 2014.  They are: chairman Bob Beck, vice chairman Tracy Farmer, attorneys Ned Bonnie and Thomas Conway and trainer John Ward.

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LIVE BLOGGING KENTUCKY TASK FORCE MEETING

Ray Paulick will be live blogging the meeting of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing at 1 p.m. Eastern today. The Task Force meeting takes place at Keeneland. Following is the agenda:   Opening remarks from Task Force chairman Tracy Famer   Discussion regarding Proper Staffing and Funding Levels of […]

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LIVE BLOGGING KENTUCKY’S RACING TASK FORCE ON INTEGRITY

Ray Paulick is live blogging the Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing’s subcommittee on integrity of racing and pari-mutuel activities from the offices of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Monday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. Edward (Ned) Bonnie, a member of the racing commission, is chairing the meeting, which is called to […]

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KENTUCKY RACING: AN INTEGRITY TASK FARCE?

By Ray Paulick People are making and cancelling bets on horses after races have begun. Let me repeat that: PEOPLE ARE MAKING AND CANCELLING BETS ON HORSES AFTER RACES HAVE BEGUN. Does anyone have a problem with that? Apparently, several members appointed to a subcommittee on integrity that is part of a Task Force on […]

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NEW KY COMMISSION IN GOOD HANDS

It’s become something of a tradition in Kentucky politics for newly elected governors to dissolve the regulatory body for horse racing and create their own racing board. It’s something Brereton Jones, Ernie Fletcher and now Steve Beshear have done. Governors in most other states are content to merely fill racing commissions with their hand-picked appointees […]

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