horse racing http://wkms.org en Breeders Cup Allegedly Headed to Keeneland http://wkms.org/post/breeders-cup-allegedly-headed-keeneland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Kentucky newspapers are reporting Keeneland will host the 2015 Breeders Cup World Championships.&nbsp; Although not confirmed by the track or the Breeders Cup, reports in the Lousiville Courier Journal and Lexington Herald Leader cite sources indicating a formal announcement is expected later this month.&nbsp; Kentucky Thoroughbred Association Director David Metsger said Keeneland is a good fit for the Breeders Cup.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:01:30 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41380 at http://wkms.org Breeders Cup Allegedly Headed to Keeneland Thoroughbred Retirement Farm Hopes to Welcome More Derby Competitors One Day http://wkms.org/post/thoroughbred-retirement-farm-hopes-welcome-more-derby-competitors-one-day <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:200%">The founder of a thoroughbred retirement center in central Kentucky hopes to one day meet some of horses racing at Churchill downs this week.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:47:41 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40295 at http://wkms.org Thoroughbred Retirement Farm Hopes to Welcome More Derby Competitors One Day Larry Collmus Is The New Voice of Churchill Downs http://wkms.org/post/larry-collmus-new-voice-churchill-downs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Larry </span>Collmus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be the new race caller at Churchill Downs starting on&nbsp;</span><span data-term="goog_1814275127" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">April 26</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Among Collmus' duties will be announcing the Kentucky Derby on&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1814275128" tabindex="0">May 3</span>. He becomes the seventh announcer at the historic track.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:55:40 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 38672 at http://wkms.org Larry Collmus Is The New Voice of Churchill Downs Kentucky Senate President Stivers Tells Expanded Gaming Proponents To Unify http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-stivers-tells-expanded-gaming-proponents-unify <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s top Republican lawmaker said pending legislation that would expand gaming across the Commonwealth will need strong, unified support. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Senate President Robert </span>Stivers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told a group of Kentucky’s top business leaders this week that if backers of expanded gaming want the issue to finally pass, then they’ll have to present a united front.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:33:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37322 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate President Stivers Tells Expanded Gaming Proponents To Unify Online Wagering Law's Expiration Causing Worry in Illinois http://wkms.org/post/online-wagering-laws-expiration-causing-worry-illinois <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois horse racing industry could find itself in a bind if lawmakers don't renew an online betting law that expires in January.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:58:36 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35889 at http://wkms.org Online Wagering Law's Expiration Causing Worry in Illinois Keeneland Features New Attractions At This Year's Season Opening http://wkms.org/post/keeneland-features-new-attractions-years-season-opening <p></p><p>Keeneland will be featuring a number of new attractions and services at this year’s Spring Race Meet starting tomorrow. But one unwelcome change could be the amount of traffic – as major construction is set to continue on US60/Versailles Road for the next ten months. Keeneland spokesperson Julie Balog said state and local officials have been working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to lessen the impact of the roadwork. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:06:27 +0000 Josh James (KPR) 30159 at http://wkms.org Keeneland Features New Attractions At This Year's Season Opening N. Y. Company Buys Interest in Ellis Park http://wkms.org/post/n-y-company-buys-interest-ellis-park <p>The <font color="red">Kentucky</font> Horse Racing Commission has approved a bid from Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. to purchase a minority interest in Ellis Park.</p><p>The Gleaner reports Saratoga, which owns Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will pay $4 million in the deal that calls for a 30-percent ownership stake and oversight of all activities at the track, including the newly installed instant racing machines. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:06:09 +0000 The Associated Press 22290 at http://wkms.org N. Y. Company Buys Interest in Ellis Park the morning cram [one down, one to go edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-one-down-one-go-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong></p><p>Five <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/30/160359257/five-takeaways-from-thursday-at-the-republican-convention">takeaways</a> from the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.</p><p></p><p><strong>In Kentucky:</strong></p><p>A new Pew report cites a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/pew-report-cites-23b-shortfall-ky-public-pensions">$23 billion shortfall</a> in state employee pension funds.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:33:45 +0000 Todd Hatton 21558 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [one down, one to go edition] Beshear implements horse racing regulation http://wkms.org/post/beshear-implements-horse-racing-regulation <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is using his executive authority to implement a regulation allowing only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses.&nbsp; Thursday’s action comes days after the proposed regulation appeared stymied by objections from state lawmakers.&nbsp; Beshear says it's in the racing industry's interest to let the rule take effect.&nbsp; Republican State Senator Damon Thayer praised the governor’s action.&nbsp; He says it sends the message that Kentucky will be at the forefront of efforts to change perceptions about the use of drugs in horse racing.& Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:32:24 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21556 at http://wkms.org Beshear implements horse racing regulation Summer Heat Prompts Churchill Downs to Revise Racing Schedule http://wkms.org/post/summer-heat-prompts-churchill-downs-revise-racing-schedule <p>The heat wave gripping the area has forced Churchill Downs to revise its weekend live racing schedule. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:40:37 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 18635 at http://wkms.org Summer Heat Prompts Churchill Downs to Revise Racing Schedule