Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to consider new facilities

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky horse racing companies have jointly filed an application with the state's racing commission to begin work on two facilities that would expand horse racing in the state's southeastern corner.

The project, a partnership between Keeneland and Kentucky Downs, would include a new track for live Standardbred racing and a facility for historical race betting in Corbin, and a track extension in Williamsburg, Keeneland announced in a statement Monday.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said the development could also include a hotel and a restaurant, which would bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

If the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves a pari-mutuel racing license, construction could begin next year, officials said.

It was not immediately clear when the commission was set to consider the license.