Churchill Downs has been given the go-ahead to offer a third racing meet starting next year.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted Tuesday to give the track a third live racing meet in September.
The schedule will be added to Churchill’s traditional spring and fall meets.
The 12 additional dates will be Churchill’s first all-September meet since 1890. The dates have traditionally gone to Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.
Turfway is reducing its race schedule for next year. Besides losing September racing, the suburban Florence track will limit its February schedule.