horse racing

Government
3:37 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Senate Gives the Go Ahead for Lottery Game with Horse Racing Connections

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The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation paving the way for development of a new state lottery game that has an equine connection.  Proponents say the game would benefit the horse industry and school children.

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Sports
7:01 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Breeders Cup Allegedly Headed to Keeneland

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Two Kentucky newspapers are reporting Keeneland will host the 2015 Breeders Cup World Championships.  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.  Kentucky Thoroughbred Association Director David Metsger said Keeneland is a good fit for the Breeders Cup.

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Environment
2:47 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Thoroughbred Retirement Farm Hopes to Welcome More Derby Competitors One Day

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The founder of a thoroughbred retirement center in central Kentucky hopes to one day meet some of horses racing at Churchill downs this week. 

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Sports
3:55 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Larry Collmus Is The New Voice of Churchill Downs

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Larry Collmus will be the new race caller at Churchill Downs starting on April 26.

Among Collmus' duties will be announcing the Kentucky Derby on May 3. He becomes the seventh announcer at the historic track.

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Politics
2:33 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Kentucky Senate President Stivers Tells Expanded Gaming Proponents To Unify

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Kentucky’s top Republican lawmaker said pending legislation that would expand gaming across the Commonwealth will need strong, unified support.

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers 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.

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Politics
6:58 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Online Wagering Law's Expiration Causing Worry in Illinois

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The Illinois horse racing industry could find itself in a bind if lawmakers don't renew an online betting law that expires in January.

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Culture
12:06 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Keeneland Features New Attractions At This Year's Season Opening

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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.

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Business
3:06 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

N. Y. Company Buys Interest in Ellis Park

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a bid from Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. to purchase a minority interest in Ellis Park.

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.

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Morning Cram
9:33 am
Fri August 31, 2012

the morning cram [one down, one to go edition]

Republican National Committee

Today on NPR:

Five takeaways from the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

In Kentucky:

A new Pew report cites a $23 billion shortfall in state employee pension funds.

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Government
8:32 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Beshear implements horse racing regulation

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is using his executive authority to implement a regulation allowing only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses.  Thursday’s action comes days after the proposed regulation appeared stymied by objections from state lawmakers.  Beshear says it's in the racing industry's interest to let the rule take effect.  Republican State Senator Damon Thayer praised the governor’s action.  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.  The regulation woul

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