Bevin appoints three more to racing commission

Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday named three more members to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, bringing it to 15 members.

The new members are Foster Northrop of Crestwood, a racetrack veterinarian who also served under former Gov. Steve Beshear; Kiki Courtelis of Georgetown, CEO of Town and Country Farms; and Gatewood Bell of Lexington, a bloodstock consultant with Cromwell Bloodstock.

In late April, right before the Kentucky Derby, Bevin revamped the commission, which regulates all aspects of racing, appointing Frank Kling as chairman and John Roach as vice chair. Other members include Dr. Stuart Brown, Kerry Cauthen, Pat Day, Doug Hendrickson, Gerald Holt, Lesley Ann May Howard, Ken Jackson, Bret Jones, Dr. David Richardson and Mark Simendinger.

On Friday, Bevin also appointed Brown to the Equine Drug Research Council, replacing Jerry Yon as chairman.