Friday, June 19, 2009

Churchill Downs Under the Lights

Churchill Downs, for the first time in it's 134 year history, will host racing under lights tonight.  It's a big move for the Twin Spires, who, like every other track in the Untied States, has been facing economic issues for years.

The lights should help Churchill rebrand itself as a modern racetrack but the money won't really come to the track until the state of Kentucky institutes slot machines.  The measure passed recently in Kentucky.  By bringing in slots, Churchill hopefully can remain viable as a player in America's thoroughbred racing world.

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