Wednesday, July 04, 2001

Hearings in Covington to discuss racing issues

The Associated Press

        LEXINGTON — Covington will be the site of one of three Kentucky Racing Commission hearings to discuss the state's horse racing and breeding industries.

        The Kentucky Racing Commission on Tuesday announced that it will hold the hearings, which will focus on issues facing Kentucky's horse industry and its future growth, in Covington on July 24, Bowling Green on Aug. 7 and Louisville on Aug. 29.

        “Horse racing and breed ing are signature industries in Kentucky and generate an economic impact of $3.5 billion on our Commonwealth's economy,” Kentucky Racing Commission Chairman Frank Shoop said. “But these industries are approaching a crossroads and should have an awareness established to all interested parties.”

        Mr. Shoop said issues to be discussed include the potential economic impact of the recent Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome on the state's racing industry.


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