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Horse Racing Commission, Kentucky

Authority: KRS 230.225
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: Appointed by the Governor.
Description: The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) is an independent agency of state government charged with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The KHRC is a leader in both the safety and integrity of the sport as well as the welfare of the horse. The KHRC’s passion and commitment is evident in the adoption of steroid bans, riding crop rule, standardbred whip rule, higher standards for animal welfare, and amended regulations for licensing and racing associations.
Composition: 15 members appointed by the Governor, with the Secretary of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, the Sec, of the Public Protection Cabinet, and Secretary of the Economic Development Cabinet serving as ex-officio nonvoting members. 2 members shall have no financial interest in the business or industry regulated. The Governor shall appoint1 person to serve as Chairperson to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor shall further designate a second member to serve as Vice-Chairperson with authority to act in absence of the Chair.
Compensation: $100 per day for each meeting attended & expenses
Meeting Schedule: Monthly
Number of Members: 15
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          4063 Iron Works Parkway, Building B
          Lexington, KY
County: Fayette
Phone: (859) 246-2052
Fax: (859) 246-2039


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Roach, John C.4/27/20164/27/2018Vice-ChairFayette
Cauthen, Kerry T.4/27/20164/27/2019MemberFayette
Hendrickson, Douglas A.4/27/20164/27/2019MemberMason
Holt, Gerald W.4/27/20164/27/2019MemberHart
Jackson, Kenneth A.4/27/20164/27/2019MemberFayette
Day, Patrick A.4/27/20164/27/2020MemberJefferson
Howard, Lesley Ann May4/27/20164/27/2020MemberFayette
Jones, Brereton C. Jr.4/27/20164/27/2020MemberWoodford
Richardson, James David4/27/20164/27/2020MemberJefferson
Dunnigan, Secretary Erik4/27/2016Ex-officio
Dickerson, Secretary David A.4/27/2016Ex-officio
Parkinson, Secretary Don4/27/2016Ex-officio
Bisig, Larry7/30/20184/27/2021MemberJefferson
Brown, Dr. Stuart E. II7/30/20184/27/2021MemberWoodford
Kling, Frank S. Jr.8/21/2018Chairperson
Simendinger, Mark8/21/2018Vice-ChairpersonKenton
Cauthen, Kerry Thomas9/19/20194/27/2022MemberFayette
Hendrickson, Douglas Adair9/19/20194/27/2022MemberMason
Jackson, Kenneth Alan9/19/20194/27/2022MemberFayette
Simendinger, Mark Francis9/19/20194/27/2022MemberKenton

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