Instant Racing Bill All But Dead In Frankfort

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… Continue reading Instant Racing Bill All But Dead In Frankfort

Chuchill Downs Has Full Barns for Fall Meet

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… Continue reading Chuchill Downs Has Full Barns for Fall Meet

Slots Advocates Say They Won't Give Up

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… Continue reading Slots Advocates Say They Won't Give Up

Beshear Adds Video Slots to Session Call

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… Continue reading Beshear Adds Video Slots to Session Call