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KHRC approves purses for 2020 Ky. Sire Stakes; distributions consist of two series, seven county fairs

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved purse distributions for the 2020 Kentucky Sire Stakes, supporting the recommendations made by the Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund and Kentucky Breeders’ Incentive Fund Advisory Panel. The purse distributions will consist of two series as well as funding for up to seven county fairs. The Commission, also under the recommendation of the Panel,...

Department of Agriculture awards four county fair boards with construction, remodeling grants

Four Kentucky county fairs were awarded $300,000 from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for fairgrounds construction and remodeling, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced. “The local fairgrounds are the hubs of our rural Kentucky communities,” Commissioner Quarles said. “They host county fairs, livestock shows, and other events that honor Kentucky’s agricultural traditions....