horse industry

Watch Eastern Standard Live From Keeneland

by Gabe Bullard on April 8, 2011

After today’s State of the News, WFPL will broadcast WEKU’s Eastern Standard live from Keeneland. The host and guests will discuss the thoroughbred industry. You can listen on 89.3 FM or watch it live here. [click to continue…]

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Legal Challenges May Delay Instant Racing At Horse Tracks

by Gabe Bullard December 30, 2010

Instant Racing is not the same as slot machine gambling, but it is similar. The results are not completely random, but there’s not enough information available for experienced handicappers to use traditional horse race wagering strategies.

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Equine Industry Program Reacts To Economy, Technology

by Gabe Bullard September 29, 2010

The program is part of U of L’s College of Business and focuses on the business side of the horse industry. Program director Rich Wilcke says the industry is shrinking, and classes have begun to focus on entrepreneurial training.

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Instant Racing Bill All But Dead In Frankfort

by Rick Howlett March 26, 2010

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio It looks like the end of the line for an instant racing bill in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly. Georgetown Sen. Damon Thayer says he just doesn’t have the kind of support he needs to pass instant racing this session. The measure won committee approval two weeks ago, but […]

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Chuchill Downs Has Full Barns for Fall Meet

by scrosby October 30, 2009

The Fall Meet at Churchill Downs starts in two days and track officials there say they’ve been able to round up a quality slate of races. As most Kentucky tracks have been lobbying for expanded gambling, one of the claims from the horse industry has been that Bluegrass horsemen are leaving the Commonwealth for other […]

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Slots Advocates Say They Won't Give Up

by scrosby June 24, 2009

Advocates for expanded gambling at Kentucky racetracks say they’ll keep pushing – despite their loss earlier this week in the state Senate, where a committee killed a House-approved proposal to allow slots at tracks. Track officials say they need slots at their facilities to boost purses and compete with tracks in other states. Patrick Neely […]

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Beshear Adds Video Slots to Session Call

by scrosby June 4, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Saying it’s time to vote it up or down, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is adding the issue of video slots at horse tracks to the agenda of the June 15th special session. Governor Beshear says Kentucky is in danger of losing its signature horse industry, which he says is […]

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