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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...

Churchill Downs and Keeneland break ground on $150 Million racing venue in Oak Grove

Churchill Downs Incorporated, in partnership with Keeneland Association (“Keeneland”), broke ground Tuesday on a $150 million, state-of-the-art, live and historical horse racing venue in Oak Grove. Exterior rendering of Oak Grove Racing and Gaming (Image provided) CDI and Keeneland also unveiled the name and branding for the venue, which will be called Oak Grove Racing and Gaming. The new facility...