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Licensing

Hours of Operation

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Office 
Located at the Kentucky Horse Park
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Telephone: 859-246-2040  
 
Bluegrass Downs - 2015
June 12 - July 12
Thursday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
 
Call the Licensing Office at 270-444-7117 or 859-246-2040 for information.
 
Churchill Downs License Office – Spring 2015
May 1 - June 27
Thursday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Twilight Thursdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Call the Licensing Office at 502-638-3815 or 859-246-2040 for information.
 
Ellis Park - 2015
July 1-2
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
July 3 - September 6
Friday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Call the Licensing Office at 812-435-8942 or 859-246-2040 for information.
 
   
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.