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Licensing

Hours of Operation

Licensing Announcement – April 23-24, 2015
T
he Kentucky Horse Park will be extremely congested due to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event making it difficult for you to come to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to obtain a license. It is advised that you go to Keeneland or Churchill Downs Licensing Offices. On April 23-24, Keeneland’s hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Churchill Downs’ hours will be
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Office 
Located at the Kentucky Horse Park
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Telephone: 859-246-2040  
 
Keeneland Racing Office – Spring 2015
 
April 1-24
Wednesday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Call the Licensing Office at 859-288-4229 or 859-246-2040 for information.
 
Churchill Downs License Office – Spring 2015
April 1-24
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
April 25,28-30
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
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.
 
Thunder Ridge License Office – Spring 2015
May
Thursday - Saturday (Except for Derby Day)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
June 4 - 6
8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
 
Call the Licensing Office at 606-886-7223 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.