Churchill Downs Racetrack has announced that the delay in reopening of its stable areas at Churchill Downs Racetrack and training center Trackside will be further extended till April 28. The Spring meeting was supposed to be held on April 25, 2020.
Churchill Downs Racetrack announced today that we will extend the delay in the reopening of our stable areas at both Churchill Downs Racetrack and the auxiliary training center Trackside to Tuesday, April 28.
— Churchill Downs (@ChurchillDowns) April 7, 2020
Churchill Downs’ stable areas are closed since December 31, 2019, for the yearly winter renovations and were supposed to reopen on March 17, 2020. In response to the executive orders, Churchill Down has officially made the declaration to delay the reopening of the stable to tackle COVID-19.
Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Down Racetrack, stated in the official blog,
Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet was to be held from April 25 – June 27.
Churchill Downs is the world’s most known racetrack and has conducted Thoroughbred racing and America’s most popular race, The Kentucky Derby, since 1875. During its inaugural race meet, they featured two races, Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. These races are still highlights at Churchill Down’s live racing calendar. Churchill Down believes in the strategy of growth-through-diversification that enables them to bring new marketing strategies that are profitable, whereas apart from bringing new changes they believe in being true to their roots and that’s what makes Churchill Down stand out.