Skip to comments.Churchill Downs in KY hit hard by possible twister
Posted on 06/23/2011 7:18:33 AM PDT by Mozilla
A possible tornado damaged several horse barns at Churchill Downs, prompting track officials to temporarily halt races Thursday at the famed Kentucky Derby horse track.
Some horses have been moved to private farms, Keeneland racetrack in Lexington and to different barns at the facility, track president Kevin Flanery said.
Flanery said multiple barns sustained damage after 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday when the storms blew through the area, knocking down poles, trees and power to thousands in Louisville.
Flanery called off Thursday's racing card while workers assess damage and do repairs, but said he was optimistic racing can resume Friday and continue uninterrupted for the remaining nine days of the spring meet.
"We're going to try and make this as easy as possible for those affected," Flanery said.
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I was there Friday night. Placed a whopping three $2 bets and tore up three $2-bet tickets. I’m a high-roller!
I had a co worker who loved going to the track (and betting), he wasn't a big time better but occasionally, I'd give him $2 to place a bet for me, while he studied the charts and horses carefully before betting, I used the eeny meeny miney mo method and I won as often as he did.