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Churchill Downs Suspends Turf Racing For Remainder of Summer Meet

By |June 28th, 2022|

(Churchill Downs new turf course / Photos by Coady Photography) From Churchill Downs Media Team: Churchill Downs Racetrack officials have opted to suspend racing over the Matt Winn Turf Course for four stakes events on Saturday and Sunday to allow the root system on the new course to continue to develop.           Racing on turf at Churchill Downs was initially paused June 11 with hope for a possible return on closing weekend of the Spring Meet. The decision to cease was made following turf training over the seven-furlong grass oval Tuesday.           “The root system for the new Bermuda-hybrid continues to mature each day and its development has benefited from the warm climate and 2 ½-week rest, but it’s not where we want it to be just yet,” said Churchill Downs President Mike Anderson. “Additional time is needed for the course to become more robust and we’ll give it time.”

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