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 […]

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 […]