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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
**Fax - (859) 246-2039  

*Authorized Agent Applications will not be accepted by fax or email*


Churchill Downs:​​​
June 6-29
Thursday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

3733 So. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40214
Office (502) 638-3815
Fax (859) 202-3510


Ellis Park:
June 25 - 28, June 30
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.​

3300 US-41
Henderson, KY 42420
Office (812) 435-8942
Fax (859) 202-3510


Bluegrass Downs:
June 11-16, June 21-23, June 28-30
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

150 Downs Dr
Paducah, KY 42001
Office (270) 444-7117 ext. 109
Cell (502) 545-3212
Fax (859) 618-6396

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
  • 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.