Kentucky is known the world over for its exciting horse races, but few people truly understand everything that must happen to get to the starting gate. With any gaming endeavor comes a whole stable full of legal considerations. As Kentucky’s signature sport, horse racing is subject to a complex set of state and federal regulations, leading to a variety of compliance concerns. McBrayer’s gaming attorneys are well-versed in these often difficult-to-understand laws and are prepared to help clients stay compliant with these regulations in Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and Harness racing.
Our attorneys are experienced in appearing before regulatory and administrative boards, and many are themselves involved in the equine industry, lending a unique understanding to clients’ issues. As gaming and horse racing laws evolve, our Government Relations team stays abreast of proposed changes while our lobbyists help clients pursue common-sense changes to the law. Our attorneys can help you navigate any horse racing and gaming matters, including:
- HISA Compliance
- Stallion sales and syndications
- Horsemen relations and contracts
- Sports wagering
- Marketing and advertising
- Parimutuel wagering
- Electronic betting sites, including advance-deposit wagering (ADW)
- Historical horse racing
- Regulatory and statutory compliance
- State Racing Commission and other administrative hearings
- Racing partnership formation
If you have questions about how gaming regulations may affect your business, contact the experienced legal team at McBrayer. With law offices in Lexington and Louisville and a government relations practice in Frankfort, we serve clients throughout Kentucky and the United States.