The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (“KHRC”) must make an important decision by November 1, 2019. This decision comes after a battle between Chuch Hill Downs and Turfway park ensued earlier this year over the rights to host horse racing in Northern Kentucky. In this blog post, staffer Tommy Staffieri analyzes the ramifications of awarding Turfway race days against the proposed Churchill Downs’ New Latonia facility.
In October 2017, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved $25,000 worth of funding for a study regarding the effects of contamination on racehorse drug testing. This analytical study will seek to determine the possible levels of substances—both therapeutic and performance-enhancing—found on the racetrack and its surroundings, and will be based on samples collected through 2019