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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...

Details behind horse track land deal revealed

A bold and risky business move in 2015 proved to be a good bet for one local company. According to public records obtained by The Mountain Advocate, on Tuesday, October 31, Willow Creek Farms, LLC executed their option to purchase 149 acres. The land was purchased from the...
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Corbin planning commission approves zoning change for Keeneland project

The 149 acres of property off of the Corbin bypass, where Keeneland wants to construct a quarter horse racing track and entertainment venue, is now in the zone. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Corbin Planning Zoning Commission, the commissioners approved a motion to rezone...

Plan for Corbin horse track may have met new obstacle

Just hours after Keeneland and Churchill Downs announced plans to jointly construct and operate two new racetracks and gaming facilities in Kentucky — one to be built in Corbin — the plan seemed to meet headwind from key members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. In a...

Corbin Planning Commission approves new development plat for horse track

Another in what has been described as a long list of items to make the proposed quarter horse track in Corbin a reality was checked off Tuesday afternoon when the Corbin Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new development plat during a special called meeting. Rich Newton, a...

Floyd County racetrack bonds payoff clears another hurdle for Corbin track

One of the sticking points in the dispute over the racing license for the proposed quarter horse racetrack in Corbin has been resolved. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, a $2.2 million bond on the defunct harness racing track in Floyd County has been paid in full. The...