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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
Fax: 859-246-2039  
 
Ellis Park - 2015
July 1 - 2
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
July 3 - Sept. 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.
 
The Red Mile - 2015
July 22 - Oct. 10
Monday - Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Call the Licensing Office at 859-255-0752 Ext. 237 or 859-246-2040 for information. 
Red Mile Licensing Office Fax 859-813-5037. 
   
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.