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Licensing

Hours of Operation

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Licensing Office:
(Located at the Kentucky Horse Park)
4063 I​ron Works Parkway | Building B
Lexington, KY 40511    
 
Office Hours:  
Monday - Friday:   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed for State Holidays)

Contact Us:
Telephone - (859) 246-2040
Toll Free 1-877-4KY-RACE (1-877-459-7223)
**Fax - (859) 246-2039  

*Authorized Agent Applications will not be accepted by fax or email*

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SEPTEMBER FIELD OFFICE HOURS


The Red Mile:
Sept. 1 – 25
Office Hours
Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sept. 1 - 25 
Race Day Hours-
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Except Sunday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

GRAND CIRCUIT Sept. 26 – Oct. 6 
Race Day Hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 
1200 Red Mile Rd
Lexington, KY  40504
Office (859) 255-0752 ext 809
Cell (502) 545-3212
Fax (859) 618-6396


Kentucky Downs:
Sept. 5, 7, 8 & 12 – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or through the last claiming race 

5629 Nashville Road
Franklin, KY 42134
Office (270) 586-7778 ext. 324
Fax (859) 202-3510


Churchill Downs:
Sept. 3-12 --   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sept. 13-29 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or through the last claiming race

3733 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40214
Office (502) 638-3815
Fax (859) 202-3510



How to Obtain a License

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 Quick Lins above 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.
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