spring meet http://wfpl.org en Field Sizes Dropped in Churchill Downs' Spring Meet http://wfpl.org/post/field-sizes-dropped-churchill-downs-spring-meet <p>Churchill Down's spring meet concluded with a 6-percent decline in the average number of horses running per race and a slight decrease in average daily purses.</p><p>The spring meet ended on Sunday.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9700 at http://wfpl.org Field Sizes Dropped in Churchill Downs' Spring Meet Churchill Downs Revises Racing Schedule Amid Heat Wave http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-revises-racing-schedule-amid-heat-wave <p>The final three days live racing for the Churchill Downs spring meet will be held&nbsp;Friday&nbsp;through Sunday, but under a revised schedule.</p><p>High temperatures around the 100 degree mark forced Churchill Downs to cancel its Thursday racing card.&nbsp;&nbsp; Spokesman Darren Rogers says it was just the&nbsp;18th time in the track&rsquo;s long history that the races were called off.</p><p>&quot;All of those (were)&nbsp;weather-related in some fashion, but that is the first time we&rsquo;ve ever had to cancel due to extreme heat,&quot; he said.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:24:25 +0000 Rick Howlett 841 at http://wfpl.org Churchill Downs Revises Racing Schedule Amid Heat Wave