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1st Night Racing Meet At Churchill Downs
In Kentucky, Churchill Downs raced under the lights "for the 1st time in its 135-year history & based on the turnout, the experiment was an overwhelming success" reported bloodhorse.com. A crowd of 28,011 turned out for the Louisville racetrack's historic Downs After Dark night program, "nearly 4-times the average for a typical Friday afternoon crowd" & Churchill's vice president of communications John Asher said the goal for the evening was "about 12-to-15,000" but that number was surpassed well before dark.