Soon, the state of Kentucky will have two new racetracks. Churchill Downs and Keeneland just announced plans to open two new racetracks/gambling parlors, one in Corbin off I-75 and the other in Oak Grove, off I-24 near Fort Campbell.
The venues will feature live horse racing as well as “historical racing machines,” which are similar to slot machines. According to the initial renderings, the Corbin facility will be called “Cumberland Run” (pictured above), while the Oak Grove facility will be named “Twenty-Four”:
Churchill Downs and Keeneland are teaming up on the venture, which they hope will bring plenty of new jobs and revenue to the Corbin and Oak Grove communities.
“Horse racing is a $4 billion industry in the Commonwealth that creates thousands of jobs, strengthens our statewide economy and attracts millions of visitors from around the globe,” Churchill Downs Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bill Carstanjen said in a release. “Churchill Downs and Keeneland share a deep commitment to making Kentucky’s horse racing industry the very best version of itself, and the new racing facilities in Corbin and Oak Grove will help us achieve this by generating much needed funds to increase purses and breeders’ incentives.”
More details in the video below: