Keeneland Quarter Horse License Slowed

Efforts by the famed Thoroughbred track to open a Quarter Horse facility have been delayed.

Keeneland proposes to build a Quarter Horse track near Corbin, Kentucky.

Efforts by Keeneland to open a Quarter Horse track and Historical Racing parlor near Corbin, Kentucky, have been slowed by litigation and political maneuvering over its license application.

According to, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its December 1 meeting had planned to consider Keeneland's application for the facility, which would be called Cumberland Run. However, early in the meeting outgoing chairman Bob Beck noted that a restraining order from a court in Floyd County would likely prevent the KHRC from considering the issue.

The plan has the support of the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Association. Corbin is located on Interstate 75 in the southeastern corner of the state.

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