KHRC Has No Plans To Take Action On New Racetrack Applications Submitted By Churchill, Keeneland

by | 09.15.2017 | 7:15pm
Initial rendering of the proposed Oak Grove facility from WKY (Churchill Downs and Keeneland)

Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland Association announced on Friday that they would partner to propose the construction of two new racetrack facilities that would house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. The proposal named locations in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County) and in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County).

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's chairman Franklin Kling and vice chairman John Roach released the following joint statement later on Friday:

“Over the last several months, we have informed Kentucky's race tracks that we would not consider any applications for new race track facilities in Kentucky. Despite that communication, Churchill and Keeneland have chosen to submit an application for new race track facilities. At this time, neither of us have any plans to take any action related to this application or any other application for a new race track facility. It is our hope that in the future we will be able to develop a process and criteria to determine whether any new race track facilities are needed in the Commonwealth.”

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