Kentucky Horse Racing Commission http://wfpl.org en Churchill Downs Gets Approval For September Dates http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-gets-approval-september-dates <p>Churchill Downs has been given the go-ahead to offer a third racing meet starting next year.</p><p></p><p>The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted Tuesday to give the track a third live racing meet in September.</p><p></p><p>The schedule will be added to Churchill's traditional spring and fall meets.</p><p></p><p>The 12 additional dates will be Churchill's first all-September meet since 1890. The dates have traditionally gone to Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:48:08 +0000 Rick Howlett & The Associated Press 2130 at http://wfpl.org Churchill Downs Gets Approval For September Dates Racing Commission Considering Ban of Anti-Bleeding Drug http://wfpl.org/post/racing-commission-considering-ban-anti-bleeding-drug <p><em>From Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio</em></p><p>The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has set a town hall meeting to discuss a proposal that would phase out the use of an anti-bleeding drug on race days in the U.S. The drug, furosemide, also known as Lasix, is given to horses to prevent bleeding in the lungs caused by the stress of racing. Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief for Bloodhorse magazine, says Kentucky is among the first states to debate a limited ban on the practice.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 22:22:31 +0000 Rick Howlett 423 at http://wfpl.org