03/18/2016 1:26PM

Churchill renovation nearly complete


The latest capital project at Churchill Downs is nearing completion and will be ready in time for the spring meet, which opens April 30. The $18 million renovation encompasses an overhaul of the Turf Club, stakes room, directors room, and other premium seating locations.

Meanwhile, the Churchill stable area will reopen Monday after the usual winter closure, with the racetrack open for training no later than next Saturday.

Churchill also announced recently that Coady Photography will be the new track photographer, replacing Reed Palmer Photography, which served the track for 10 years.

Ian GW More than 1 year ago
They need a product that is sustainable. Not CD in general but racing. Come Sunday's anymore there is no action. I see 13 races a day at some tracks with watered down product. They run 7 horse fields of 6250's then two more 6250's with 6,7,8. Easy fix. Dont run three of them run 1 or 2 and fill up. Same when I see a 10 horse race entry box with 6 ae. They should run 12. We need value to play this game and it's harder and harder the ways things are going. Quit with the 13 plus races and move to 10 or 11 and fill the entries so people have chances at value. Run 3 day weeks instead of 5 or 6. Have Quality and Quantity. Sunday's should'nt look like a dry well.
Hector McGee More than 1 year ago
They also need to get a REAL announcer and not a Tom Durkin wanna be that gets jobs via Larry C.
Frank More than 1 year ago
who cares they need to fix the track and bring back the old surface which was much fairer and more forgiving to closers. All they have now is another pos CA like surface where you have to at least break in the top four to have a chance to win. Deep closers have no chance.