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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*


Ellis Park:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday -  9 am - 3 pm, or through last claiming race​

3300 US-41

Henderson, KY 42420
Office (812) 435-8942
Fax (859) 202-3510

Churchill Downs:

Office Hours August 12-29; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9am - 3pm

3733 South 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40214

Office (502) 638-3815

Fax (859) 202-3510

The Red Mile:

Office Hours-

Wednesday, Friday - 8am – 4pm


Race Day Hours-

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – 1pm – 8pm


1200 Red Mile Rd

Lexington, KY  40504

Office (859) 255-0752 ext 809

Cell (502) 545-3212
Fax (859) 618-6396

Kentucky Downs:

August 30-31; 9am - 3 pm or through the last claiming race

​5629 Nashville Road

Franklin, KY 42134

Office (270) 586-7778 ext. 324

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
  • 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.