From Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has set a town hall meeting to discuss a proposal that would phase out the use of an anti-bleeding drug on race days in the U.S. The drug, furosemide, also known as Lasix, is given to horses to prevent bleeding in the lungs caused… Continue reading Racing Commission Considering Ban of Anti-Bleeding Drug
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the Instant Racing regulations in July in an effort to give the industry a financial boost.
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.
In July, regulations allowing Instant Racing at horse tracks were unanimously approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. During the public hearing process, the legality of the new form of gambling is also being tested in the courts.
Violators could be suspended for five to ten years and face a $50,000 fine. Richard Sams, the director of the testing laboratory for the KHRC, says he supports the penalty because of the harm the drugs can cause a horse.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has voted in favor of a new type of wagering in hopes of boosting race purses at struggling Kentucky tracks.
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… Continue reading Kentucky Horse Industry Task Force Releases Final Report
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… Continue reading Racing Commission Approves New Harness Racing Rules
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… Continue reading Racing Commission Approves Steroid Ban