2012 General Assembly
8:27 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Expanded Gaming Discussed on Kentucky Tonight

The President of Kentucky Downs Racetrack says the expanded gambling issue isn’t going to go away, even after the state Senate rejected a constitutional amendment on the subject last week.  Corey Johnson also chairs the Kentucky Equine Education Project. He says gambling revenues in other states continue to lure breeders away from the Commonwealth.

‘It takes human beings to take care of horses so when the horse leave, the jobs go away so it is a very, very..we have hundreds of stallions who have left the state.”

Martin Cothran of the Family Foundation says other industries change to adapt to the market.  He contends that is not happening in the horse industry.