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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Churchill Downs Press Staff — In the best interest of our guests, employees and the community around us amid public health concerns regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, Derby City Gaming and Churchill Downs Racetrack simulcasting has made the difficult decision to voluntarily suspend operations, effective Sunday, March 15 at midnight, for 14 days.

There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Derby City Gaming or Churchill Downs Racetrack. We sincerely apologize to our patrons for this abrupt notice and any inconvenience it may cause.

The safety and health of our guests, team members, and the protection of our entire community remains our primary concern.

With a heightened awareness of the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are monitoring the situation with steadfast vigilance thanks to resources provided by the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control as well as the guidance of our local and state authorities and public health officials

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