Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Ky.gov An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Licensing

Hours of Operation

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Licensing Office:
(Located at the Kentucky Horse Park)
 
Office Hours:  
Monday - Friday:   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed for State Holidays)

Office:     (859) 246-2040
Fax:        (859) 246-2039  
Address:  4063 Iron Works Parkway | Building B
               Lexington, KY 40511    
 
Month of August - Field Office Locations & Hours
 
ELLIS PARK
 
Office - (812) 435-8942
Cell -    (859) 447-6358
Fax -    (859) 202-3510 
 
LIVE RACING FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Race Day Office Hours:    8:30 a.m. - Until Last Claiming Race


RED MILE

Office - (859) 255-0752
Fax -    (859) 231-0217
 
LIVE RACING THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
 
Race Day Office Hours:   9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (First Post Time) 
 
 ​
CHURCHILL DOWNS

Office - (502) 638-3815
Fax -    (502) 638-3914
 
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ​

 
How to Obtain a License
To download licensing applications please visit our Forms page.

 

There are five ways to obtain your Kentucky Horse Racing Commission license.
  1. Go to the live meet track license office.
  2. Go to the KHRC office located at the Kentucky Horse Park.
  3. Mail your application along with the fee to the central office.
  4. Fax your application along with a credit card number to the central office or live meet track.
  5. Email your application along with credit card information to KHRCLicensing@ky.gov.
  • Faxed license applications are accepted at both the central office and the live meet track with a license fee credit card payment option. There is an additional $4 administrative fee for all credit card payments.
  • Print one of the licensing applications listed on the Forms page and complete all fields of the application.  Please remember to sign and date your application and to include an email address.  An incomplete application will delay your licensure.
  • We accept cash, checks, money orders or credit card payments. There is a $4 administrative fee on all credit card payments and there is a $20 fee on all returned checks. Credit cards accepted are:
    • Visa
    • American Express
    • MasterCard
  • Remember that all stable employee applicants must have their applications signed by the trainer or assistant trainer for whom they work.