Turfway Park cancels last three days of racing because of COVID-19 order

Churchill Downs Inc. press release (Coady Photography photo of Jeff Ruby Steaks winner Field Pass)

LOUISVILLE, KY. (Tuesday, March 25, 2020) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced the suspension of racing at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. effective immediately, in accordance with the “Healthy at Home” Executive Order 2020-257 issued by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear following public health concerns in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Turfway Park racing season was originally scheduled to run through Saturday, March 28, which means only the final three racing dates were lost.

Turfway Park’s backside will remain open for training because it falls under the “life-sustaining business” category as it provides “food, shelter, and other necessities of life for animals.” Focus at Turfway Park will remain on the safety of all employees and members of the backside community.

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Jennie Rees