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Thanks to many, project is now moving forward, Gabbert says

More than seven years after it was first publicly announced and nine years since it was first proposed, officials with Keeneland announced Tuesday that dirt will begin moving on Cumberland Run and its extension facility in Williamsburg this summer with completion scheduled for...

Gabbert to discuss race track updates

Members of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will receive an update on the long-planned horse racing track in Corbin and extension facility in Williamsburg on Tuesday when Vince Gabbert, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Keeneland Association, Inc. speaks at...

Off-track Williamsburg Keeneland project now being designed

Now that the Kentucky General Assembly has resolved the legality of “historical wagering machines” at track facilities in the state, Williamsburg leaders say they are expecting to see designs in about two months for the proposed “historical wagering” facility that Keeneland plans...
Posted On 10 Mar 2021

Ky. Supreme Court decision leaves race track projects up in the air

The future of Keeneland’s proposed horse racing track in Corbin, which includes an extension facility in Williamsburg, is now in the state legislature’s hands after the Kentucky Supreme Court denied a petition to rehear the case in which it had previously ruled against historical...

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves Keeneland license for Corbin horse race track

Millions of dollars in revenue and hundreds of jobs will be coming soon to the tri-county. On Tuesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a license for Keeneland to bring a traditional harness racing track to Knox County. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...

Update: Kenneland announces plans for racing facilities in Corbin, Williamsburg

The quarter horse racing track that was first proposed for Corbin in 2014 is undergoing a change of plans that will see it instead built to accommodate traditional thoroughbred racing, and see an extension facility constructed off of Interstate 75 in Williamsburg. Officials with...

Senate President Robert Stivers addresses annexation, race track at Corbin City Commission

State Senate President Robert Stivers, R–Manchester, attended the Corbin City Commission’s regular meeting Monday night where he accepted the 2019 Friend of Cities Award from the Kentucky League of Cities, and took the time to answer questions concerning the state of the proposed...

Racing commission may finally move on application for Corbin track

While the Kentucky Racing Commission had previously stated that it would not take action on the applications for two new racing licenses submitted as part of a joint project by Keeneland and Churchill Down, which includes the proposed quarter horse track in Corbin, it appears...

Forcht Group executives attend opening days

Top, attending the Lexington Legends Opening Night on April 5th from the Forcht Group of Kentucky were, left to right, Laurie Shockley, Marion Forcht, Leslie Jarvis, John Shockley, Eddie Woodruff, Terry Forcht, Craig Shockley, Roger Alsip, and Justin Badeau. Above, Attending the...

Site work begins on Keeneland property

With the paperwork completed, the site work has now begun on the 145 acres of property off the Corbin bypass that will be the home of Keeneland’s $50 million quarter horse racing track and “historical wagering” gambling parlor in Corbin. Heavy equipment was on the site Monday...
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