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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  
 
Churchill Downs License Office - September 2014
Wednesday - Sunday weekly
Call the Licensing Office at 502-638-3815 or 859-246-2040 for hours. (Times vary depending on race schedule)
 
Kentucky Downs License Office - September 2014
Sept. 5, 6, 10, 13, 17 and 24 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Open race dates)
 
Keeneland License Office - October 2014
Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
The Red Mile License Office - September - Oct. 5, 2014
Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Call the Licensing Office at 859-255-2752 or 859-246-2040 for information.
 
  
How to Obtain a License
To download licensing applications please visit our Forms page.

There are four 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.
  • All 2014 licenses issued require an updated photo at the track or the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Central Office.
  • 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.