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KHRC unanimously approves CDI request to purchase Turfway Park; details, renderings revealed

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Tuesday unanimously approved a Change of Control Request that will allow Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) to purchase Turfway Park. The request was supported by Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK”) and Hard Rock International. The Turfway Park Grandstand as it exists today is seen in the top...

Casino.org reports big increase (85%-plus) in total handle for instant racing at Kentucky’s four venues

The total handle for instant racing in Kentucky jumped more than 85 percent in the 2019 fiscal year ending June 30, reports Steve Bittenbender for Casino.org. Bittenbender attributes the growth in large part to the addition of Churchill Downs-owned Derby City Gaming in Louisville but notes that the Kentucky Downs in Franklin generates the most revenue of the state’s four betting parlors. The...