The Jockeys' Guild is seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission from enforcing emergency rules on safety vests and jockey advertising.
The guild filed a motion for a restraining order Tuesday in Franklin Circuit Court questioning the need for the new rules to be implemented as emergency regulations.
The rules, which went into effect June 15, require jockeys and other racetrack workers to wear newer safety vests.
The rules also require jockeys to disclose details of sponsorship agreements to the racing commission. The guild said, in a statement, that the requirement to make terms public "hinders negotiations with potential sponsors for the Breeders' Cup to be held November 5 & 6 at Churchill Downs."
The racing commission came under fire on the same issues last week at a legislative review committee in Frankfort. Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville, said the committee asked the racing commission to rework the regulations before the permanent versions are enacted, including deleting the contract disclosure on jockey advertising.
Racing commission Executive Director Lisa Underwood said there will be a willing on the motion Monday in Frankfort.