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Construction is officially underway on a new venture by Churchill Downs racetrack. It’s investing $60 million in a historical racing facility in Louisville, called Derby City Gaming. Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site Wednesday. 

The facility, at the old Trackside—or Sports Spectrum site—off Poplar Level Road, will house 600 historical racing machines that allow patrons to bet on videos of previously run thoroughbred races.

Harry Connick Jr. to Sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby

Apr 12, 2017

Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer Harry Connick Jr. will sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby next month. The jazzman, actor and former "American Idol" judge will perform the anthem in the Derby Winner's Circle at Churchill Downs on May 6.   


Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs is set to resume live racing on Friday after two consecutive days of cancellations because of a frozen track.

Churchill Downs

For the first time in 28 years, Churchill Downs has canceled a day of racing because the racetrack is frozen.