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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 June - Field Office Locations & Hours:
 
CHURCHILL DOWNS

Office Hours:
(Located in the old Racing Office | Across the street from Gate 5) 
Office - (502) 638-3815
Cell -    (859) 447-6358
Fax -    (859) 202-3510
 
Office Hours:
Downs After Dark (June 17 - June 30):   12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Race Days:   8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Race Days Only) 
 
ELLIS PARK
 
Office - (812) 435-8942
Cell -    (859) 447-6358
Fax -    (859) 202-3510 

Office Hours:
Week of June 26:   8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Race Days:             8:30 a.m. - Until Last Claiming Race

BLUEGRASS DOWNS
 
Office - (270) 444-7117 ext. 109
Fax -    (270) 442-1993 
 
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.