Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby Starine » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:53 pm

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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:26 pm

If it's true that the KHRC made it clear that it is NOT considering any 'new race track facilities,' that makes me wonder why CDI/Keeneland released that announcement. Did they jump the gun hoping that there would be so much public support for the proposals that people would pressure the KHRC into giving in to CDI? :?

ETA: Bloodhorse has an article that indicates the two new tracks would be for harness and QH racing.
Standardbred, Quarter Horse Execs Support New KY Tracks
Breed association executives say more live racing is desperately needed.
Read: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -ky-tracks

Is that true? Is 'more live racing' needed 'desperately?' :shock:
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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby WaquoitNBroadBrush » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:57 pm

The story says the quarter horse track will offer racing on "10 to 12" Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. I'd say this racing is only "desperately needed" by ownership, to allow the Instant Racing machines to operate on the other 353 to 355 days.
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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby Dusty » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:27 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:If it's true that the KHRC made it clear that it is NOT considering any 'new race track facilities,' that makes me wonder why CDI/Keeneland released that announcement. Did they jump the gun hoping that there would be so much public support for the proposals that people would pressure the KHRC into giving in to CDI? :?

ETA: Bloodhorse has an article that indicates the two new tracks would be for harness and QH racing.
Standardbred, Quarter Horse Execs Support New KY Tracks
Breed association executives say more live racing is desperately needed.
Read: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -ky-tracks

Is that true? Is 'more live racing' needed 'desperately?' :shock:


No more live racing is NOT needed - but did they perhaps take a look at the SUCCESSFUL Ky Downs ?? Trying to steal their piece?? NOT RIGHT I am ashamed of Keeneland - CDI is what it is.
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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby Somnambulist » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:57 pm

I'm amazed at how racing wants to kill itself.
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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby Miss Woodford » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:04 am

If more STB/QH racing is needed that desparately can they not just extend racing dates at the Red Mile and/or Bluegrass Downs? Red Mile has live racing just 6 weeks a year and they already have had QH racing there, and Bluegrass has just a month of live racing. Don't see the need for another venue.
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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby Rick1323 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:26 am

The greed and self centered stupidity of Churchill has been demonstrated in the past. To see anyone partnering in this is even more disappointing. Is the success of Kentucky Downs that much of a threat to either of them?
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Re: Keeneland, Churchill partnering on two new racetracks

Postby Dusty » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:37 am

Miss Woodford wrote:If more STB/QH racing is needed that desparately can they not just extend racing dates at the Red Mile and/or Bluegrass Downs? Red Mile has live racing just 6 weeks a year and they already have had QH racing there, and Bluegrass has just a month of live racing. Don't see the need for another venue.

EXACTLY - I guess it makes too much sense...but come on that is not the real reason...
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