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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

KY Gaming Bill Passes Committee After Revision

The Kentucky Senate's State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday voted 7-4 in favor of Senate Bill 151, a constitutional amendment that would put a question on the November ballot authorizing up to seven casinos in the state. The bill will be heard next on the Senate floor.

KY Casino Bill Hearing Today

The Kentucky casino bill, Senate Bill 151, will have a hearing in front of the Senate's State and Local Government Committee today at noon. Primary Senate sponsor, Republican Damon Thayer, will chair the committee meeting and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear will testify on its behalf.
The best way to support SB 151 is to call your legislators and attend today's hearing - which takes place in Room 154 of the Capitol Annex building in Frankfort.

Watch live coverage of the hearing on KET by clicking here.

Bill would tax off-site wagering on Kentucky horse races

Bill would tax off-site wagering on Kentucky horse races

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

KY Stakes Payments Due February 15

Kentucky County Fair Racing Circuit - a nomination payment of $50, for all age groups, is due postmarked by February 15th, 2012. Each owner must also be a member of the Kentucky Colt Association. Click Here for a Nomination Form and Membership Application.
Kentucky Sire Stakes - a 3 year old Kentucky Sire Stakes sustaining payment of $300 is due postmarked by February 15th, 2012. Click Here for a nomination form.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Red Mile Back To Days

Despite gains in attendance and handle that were attributed to a switch to nights, the Red Mile will return to daytime racing for this year’s 2012 Grand Circuit meet.

The Grand Circuit meet will kick off Sept. 27 with a 1 pm post time.

“We’re changing it around because we wanted people to enjoy the whole Lexington experience,” said Frank Antonacci, one of the track’s owners. “We’re trying to balance between what’s best from the pari-mutuel side and people having fun. People told us they preferred we race during the day. At first, we thought
about racing nights the first week and days the second week, but we decided that people really enjoyed the daytime racing.”

The Red Mile was proud of its ability to lure younger customers last year at nights, something that will be a
challenge this year.

“We’re going to focus on getting the younger people to come to the early meet,” Antonacci said.

The annual Lexington sell, held in conjunction with the Red Mile’s Grand Circuit meet, will begin Tuesday, Oct. 2 and continue through Friday. It will begin each night at 7 p.m.