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7:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Field Sizes Dropped in Churchill Downs' Spring Meet

Churchill Downs patrons using electronic betting machines in June.
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

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.

The spring meet ended on Sunday.

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4:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Churchill Downs Revises Racing Schedule Amid Heat Wave

Rick Howlett/WFPL

The final three days live racing for the Churchill Downs spring meet will be held Friday through Sunday, but under a revised schedule.

High temperatures around the 100 degree mark forced Churchill Downs to cancel its Thursday racing card.   Spokesman Darren Rogers says it was just the 18th time in the track’s long history that the races were called off.

"All of those (were) weather-related in some fashion, but that is the first time we’ve ever had to cancel due to extreme heat," he said.

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