Churchill Downs Kicks Off New Season of Night Racing Friday

by Stephanie Crosby A new season of night racing gets underway tomorrow evening at Churchill Downs. It’s the first night racing event since the four-million dollar permanent lights were installed at the track. Spokesperson Darren Rogers says they learned a lot from three night racing events last year under the temporary lights. He says they’re […]

Permanent Lights Construction at Churchill Begins This Week

The construction project at Churchill Downs that will bring permanent lighting to the track starts tomorrow. Track officials announced earlier this month that they had awarded the contract to Musco Lighting, and will host six night racing dates in 2010. Musco Vice-President Jeff Rogers says his company paid special attention the historic nature of the […]

Night Racing Dates Announced at Churchill Downs

Plans are being made for six nights of racing at Churchill Downs next year. Officials at the historic track announced today that Iowa-based Musco Lighting has been selected to design and install permanent lights before the spring meet. Churchill Downs President Kevin Flanery says even though it will cost between three-and-four million dollars to install […]

Churchill Downs To Install Permanent Lights

The home of the Kentucky Derby will have permanent lights installed for night racing. Churchill Downs officials announced Monday that the lights will be ready in time for the 2010 spring meet. Three experimental night racing cards last summer using temporary lights were a success, drawing a total of nearly 90,000 fans. Churchill Downs spokesperson […]

Flanery Is New Churchill Downs Track President

A Louisville native has been named the 13th president of Churchill Downs racetrack. Kevin Flanery joined Churchill Downs, Incorporated four years ago as vice-president of national public affairs. Flanery replaces Steve Sexton, who took another position in the company. Flanery says he’ll continue to pursue innovative ways to bring more people to the historic track. He […]