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Ground Breaking For $150 Million Track In Far West Kentucky


Churchill Downs and Keeneland are breaking ground Tuesday on a $150 million dollar racetrack in Oak Grove in far west Kentucky. The facility will include a 125-room hotel, a 1,200-person grandstand, a 3,000-person amphitheater, a gaming center with 1,500 historical racing machines and an equestrian center with indoor and outdoor arenas.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission awarded last December a license for the facility to host twelve Standardbred racing dates at the venue this October. Oak Grove has a population of around 7,000 and is adjacent to Fort Campbell. // The project is expected to create 400 full-time and part-time jobs and 800 temporary construction jobs.

Matt "McG" Markgraf joined the WKMS News Team in January 2007, while pursuing his bachelorâââ
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