Instant Racing Debate Moves To Lexington

In July, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved regulations allowing Instant Racing at the state’s eight horse tracks. Instant Racing allows bettors to place electronic wagers on previously run horse races. Before the regulations go into effect, the public gets to weigh-in on them.

Kentucky Horse Industry Task Force Releases Final Report

A task force appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to look into the future of horse racing in the state has issued its final recommendations. The twelve-member panel says higher purses are critical to pushing the industry forward. A ‘purse’ is the money collected by the winners of a horse race. In Kentucky, purses have […]

Racing Commission Approves New Harness Racing Rules

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has unanimously approved a statewide ban on a certain types of whips used in harness racing. The panel on Monday voted to ban whips and riding crops that have strands of material at the end, called a snapper, which has been known to leave severe welts on horses. The commission […]

Racing Commission Approves Steroid Ban

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a ban on anabolic steroids. The unanimous vote came during the commission’s regular meeting Monday in Lexington.    The commission asked Governor Steve Beshear to enact the ban by issuing an emergency order.   Beshear says he will grant the request. Under the new regulation, thoroughbreds would be prohibited from […]