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Churchill Downs to invest $8 million in equine medical center at Louisville track

Marty Finley
Churchill Downs to invest $8 million in equine medical center at Louisville track

Churchill Downs Inc. said Thursday that it will spend $8 million to construct a new equine medical center and quarantine facility in Louisville as part of a series of safety reforms. The move is aimed at improving the standing of horse racing amid controversy over Thoroughbred racing deaths at Santa Anita Park and other tracks. The Louisville-based racing and gaming company said the facility will open in March 2020 on the backside of Churchill Downs Racetrack.