The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) is an independent agency of state government charged with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The KHRC is a leader in both the safety and integrity of the sport as well as the welfare of the horse. The KHRC's passion and commitment is evident in the adoption of steroid bans, riding crop rule, standardbred whip rule, higher standards for animal welfare, and amended regulations for licensing and racing associations.
Please be advised that amendments to the KHRC’s regulations governing
horse racing will go into effect on May 31, 2019.
All questions concerning changes to the medication regulations may be
directed to interim KHRC Equine Medical Director and KHRC Chief
Veterinarian Dr. Bruce Howard.
All other questions may be directed to the KHRC Stewards.
Dr. Bruce Howard: 502-338-3730 firstname.lastname@example.org