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The Kentucky Supreme Court has denied a motion for a rehearing on their decision issued last fall that stated historical horse racing is not pari-mutuel wagering and is therefore illegal under state law, ending a decade long legal battle and presumably putting the newly opened Newport Racing and Gaming venue in the Newport Shopping Center to a decision point.
Soon, there will be a legislative remedy that will protect 300 jobs in Lexington and our signature industry. Proud to be helping lead the effort. https://t.co/7WG3OQLEnz— Stephen Huffman (@shuffman08) January 24, 2021
Fort Thomas Matters has reached out to Newport Racing and Gaming and Churchill Downs for further comment, but has not heard back at the time of publishing this article.