Biancone Granted Conditional License in Kentucky: The Bloodhorse 08/15/17

By: Evan Hammonds The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission granted Patrick Biancone a conditional license to resume training Thoroughbreds during their monthly meeting Aug. 15. The 16-1 vote came after the KHRC license review committee added two conditions to the trainer's application July 19. Biancone has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery

Biancone Moves Closer to Kentucky Reinstatement: Blood-Horse 7/19/17

By: Frank Angst Trainer Patrick Biancone, who has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery of cobra venom in his Keeneland barn, moved a step closer July 19 toward being allowed to saddle a Thoroughbred in Kentucky. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission License Review Committee approved a conditional license Wednesday for Biancone, but will

Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Equine Security Protocols; Re-Emphasizes Ongoing Safety & Integrity Measures: Churchill Downs 4/28/17

By: Press Release/Churchill Downs/Darren Rogers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 28, 2017) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program.   “Integrity and maximizing the

Kentucky Commission Adopts RCI Model Drug Rules: Paulick Report 4/18/17

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to accept model drug rules set by the Association for Racing Commissioners International. Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, said the updates represented about a year's work and more than 175 individual edits to bring the state's rules in line

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives: Blood-Horse 2/21/17

By: Frank Angst Citing new research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan, Dextrorphan, can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered. KHRC equine medical director Mary Scollay offered a presentation

Court to Consider Umarov Temporary Injunction: Blood-Horse 7/27/16

By: Frank Angst A Kentucky court hearing scheduled Monday, Aug. 1 could determine if the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can move forward on its intentions to immediately sanction trainer Otabek Umarov for allegedly refusing to allow a horse to receive pre-race testing and other violations in late April at Churchill Downs. Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court

Scollay: Safety, Integrity Not ‘Negotiable’:Blood-Horse 5/5/16

By: Tom LaMarra The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will almost triple the number of veterinarians it has on a typical race day to assist with the two biggest programs of the year May 6-7 at Churchill Downs. In addition, the KHRC well in advance of the Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Security Protocols Set for Toyota Blue Grass:The Blood-Horse 3/31/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff Keeneland will continue its enhanced security measures for horses participating in the April 9 $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). The Blue Grass is a spring meet highlight for the Lexington track and a nationally prominent prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Horses competing in