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Construction to begin this summer on Keeneland quarter-horse track

Construction to begin this summer on Keeneland quarter-horse track
Keeneland has chosen a site in Corbin for a quarter-horse track and entertainment venue that will feature year-round simulcasting of races from elsewhere and hundreds of historical racing terminals, similar to slot machines. 
 
Keeneland picked the site on the Corbin bypass in Knox County after looking at half a dozen potential locations in the southeast part of the state, said Vince Gabbert, vice president and chief operating officer of Keeneland. 
 
Construction is scheduled to start this summer and be done next year. The initial phase includes the track, barns, seating, a restaurant, an instant-racing parlor and parking, which will cost about $30 million, Gabbert said. 
 
"We want to create a destination," he said Tuesday. 
 
Keeneland hopes to begin live racing in summer 2016 with 10 to 16 weekend dates, but that timetable might be a bit aggressive, Gabbert said. 
 
If so, the track would start live racing in summer 2017. 
 

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