Racing Hall of Fame-nominated trainer Steve Asmussen and his top assistant are being investigated by thoroughbred racing regulators in Kentucky and New York after an animal rights group alleged they mistreated horses.
Kentucky can license and regulate Instant Racing, a slot-machine type of game where people bet on the outcome of an old horse race without knowing which contest they are betting on, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri were preparing to open as early as Monday after a temporary order blocking a return to domestic equine slaughter expired without a ruling from a federal judge.
A new study shows Kentucky's Equine Industry has a $3 billion impact and generated 40,665 jobs last year. The 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey shows that money not only comes from sales, but from everything that involved in the horse industry.