'Okay' For Kentucky Downs Instant Racing

Published: July 15, 2011 05:10 pm EDT

On Thursday, July 14, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved an application by Kentucky Downs to house 'instant racing' machines, which allow punters to gamble on previously-run, aka 'historical,' races

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"We've taken a phased approach to this," a report by The Lexington Herald-Leader has quoted Kentucky Downs Co-owner and President Corey Johnsen as saying. "We thought it was very important to begin instant racing in this state. The horse industry needs economic growth and, frankly, needs a moral boost."

(With files from The Lexington Herald-Leader)

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