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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has awarded a license for a new facility with plans to offer quarter horse racing in the state.
Revolutionary Racing will build in Ashland, Kentucky and feature an American quarter horse “sprint racing” track and a historical horse racing facility, Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration said Tuesday.
Historical racing machines allow people to bet on randomly generated, past horse races. The games typically show video of condensed horse races.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission awarded a license to Revolutionary Racing to offer quarter horse racing.
Revolutionary Racing obtained the last available racing license in Kentucky, according to state officials. The project invests $55 million and creates 200 jobs, Beshear said.
The application included a request to build a quarter horse race track in Boyd County. Phase one includes construction of the sprint race track, the historical horse racing facility, paddock with offices and walking ring, two racing barns with 88 stalls each, a test barn and parking.
The construction project is expected to be completed in 2024.