March 25, 2023
KHRC Meeting: KTDF Funds, 2022 Latest Figures, Decisions

The Kentucky Horseracing Fee met on February 21 to trace enhancements to the rear, unused Incentive funds that shall be utilized to this 12 months’s race. Grass Street Park vacation assembly and finalization of Thoroughbred resolutions for 2022. A change so as to add a beforehand unclassified substance to the checklist of Class B prohibited substances was additionally mentioned.

It has been steered that Levamisole be added to the checklist of Class B substances with the modification made in 810 KAR 8:020. Levamisole, an equine anthelmintic (or parasitic) and immune modulator, is used to assist restore immune operate and is reportedly used within the off-label remedy of EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis). The drug has been famous to be metabolized in horses to 2 substances, aminorex and pemoline, that are thought-about Class A substances within the checklist of medication and are due to this fact prohibited in horse racing.

Functions for backend enchancment funds have arrived Keenelandstall is asking for funding of $127,565 for {hardware} updates. Churchill Downs demanded $127,490 for roof replacements/repairs, asphalt repairs, and heating and air-con models for numerous rooms on the again.

Kentucky Thoroughbred Growth Fund cash from 2022 Kentucky Downs Meet will roll over to the $1 million Keeneland spring assembly of 2023. Spring meet KTDF bag allocations have been estimated to be between $4.7 million and $4.9 million for the 15-day race meet April 7-28, with all KTDF eligible horses awarded to the final place.

Bag allocations for KTDF funds for the Churchill Downs spring meetup have been estimated at $9.5 million to $10 million for the 44-day meetup from April 29 to July 3.


The ultimate report for the KHRC Thoroughbred choices in 2022 resulted in 140 printed choices. Up to now, eight choices have been made for 2023.

The Turfway Park vacation rendezvous concluded the 2022 racing calendar 12 months from November thirtieth to December thirty first with 1,547 horses beginning, 342 post-race samples collected, 172 CO2 samples taken and 26 veterinary abrasions, 18 of which have been pre-race exams within the morning. . Eight have been scratches on the street, 5 have been associated to sturdiness points, and three have been associated to a door or paddock incident or harm.

45 horses have been positioned on the vet checklist and 4 horses had bleeding or EIPH. There have been 134 horses claimed, and 10 of these claims have been invalidated. There have been 9 ambulance runs, one in race dying and one in coaching, each musculoskeletal.

KHRC’s equine medical director, Dr. Bruce Howard was happy to credit score the group that helped scale back the variety of incidents in any respect circuits in Kentucky.

KHRC govt director Jamie Eads added: “Dr. Howard and his group are commendable. We (Kentucky) suppose we acquired it proper and we’ve got one of the best group, so thanks for every thing you do.”

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