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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Classic Win The Realization Of A Dream For Tracy Farmer

He’s Kentucky born and raised, but Tracy Farmer’s biggest racing successes have come in New York. There was Nick Zito-trained Albert the Great, a horse named for the late Albert Clay, a good friend of Farmer who bred the son of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin. Albert the Great won the G1 […]

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Former KY Gov. Steve Beshear & Former First Lady Jane Beshear Join WHOA

Steve and Jane Beshear were Governor and First Lady of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015, during which they worked hard to strengthen Kentucky’s equine industry. The Beshears have owned a small horse farm in Clark County, Kentucky, for two and a half decades. Jane is an avid rider and event competitor, and […]

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Report: Senate Passes Kentucky Horse Park Reorganization Bill

A “quick trip” through the Senate culminated on Monday for Senate Bill 200, which would reorganize the governing body of the Kentucky Horse Park. The bill passed the Senate in a vote of 26-10, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The current governing board of the Park includes former governor Steve Beshear’s wife, Jane, as well […]

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Kentucky Horse Park Reorganization Bill Moves Through Senate Committee

Kentucky State Senate majority leader Damon Thayer (R) has pushed his bill to reorganize the leadership of the Kentucky Horse Park through the committee, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The current governing board includes former governor Steve Beshear’s wife, Jane, as well as her friend Alston Kerr. The Senate’s Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee […]

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Beshear Submits Second Letter Supporting Modernized Pari-Mutuel Tax Rules

Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky has submitted a second letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury in support of amending Treasury regulations regarding withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings. The letter endorses the formal response submitted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) last month on this issue and emphasizes the potential impact the recommended […]

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Equine Groups Praise New Kentucky Law Reducing Hold Times For Stray Horses

A diverse coalition of stakeholders praised the leadership of state lawmakers Rep. Tom McKee and Sen. Robin Webb, the entire Kentucky Legislature, and Gov. Steve Beshear today for enacting a measure to reduce the hold period for stray horses from 90 days to 15 days. This new law will allow for more positive outcomes for […]

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Beshear: Expanding Gaming in Kentucky as Easy as ‘Herding Cats’

Although the upcoming legislative session will be Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s last chance to see expanded gaming passed in the state during his tenure. In an interview Monday with the local public radio station WEKU, Beshear said he isn’t holding out much hope that there will be changes to Kentucky’s gaming laws this year–and horsemen […]

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Beshear Urges Treasury to Clarify Tax Guidelines for Wagering

In a recent letter to the United States Treasury, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear urged the federal government to clarify guidelines relating to the calculation of pari-mutuel winnings for tax purposes. The letter was shared with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and a copy with the full text is available online at /media/8927769/lew_secretary_jacob_j_102814.pdf.   Beshear is the first governor […]

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Beshear Aide Link New Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced today that it has selected Jamie Link as the new executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “I look forward to working with Jamie as we strive to make the Kentucky Horse Park an even better attraction for visitors to Kentucky,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “This is an outstanding […]

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