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Group Approves Plans For Park's Historical Racing Machines


The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission granted approval for Turfway Park to install at least 250 historical racing wagering machines.

Media outlets report the commission approved the plan Tuesday, making the Florence racetrack the fourth track in Kentucky approved and paving the way for expanded gambling options there.

The machines allow gamblers to bet on unidentified recorded horse races that may be years old.

The commission had planned to vote on whether to issue the state's ninth and final racetrack license to Keeneland, but Floyd Circuit Judge Johnny Ray Harris granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday to Floyd County and Appalachian Racing, which owns the harness track in Prestonsburg.

Keeneland had sought to buy the Prestonsburg license and move it to Corbin, but last month Keeneland requested the unassigned license instead.