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SBD/April 5, 2011/Events and Attractions
Texas Lawmaker Hopes To Create Horse Race With Largest U.S. Purse
Published April 5, 2011
OFF TO THE RACES: In Louisville, Gregory Hall reports Churchill Downs yesterday unveiled details for the entertainment at the track's “first-ever Opening Night, and for paddock concerts on Fridays early in the spring meet.” The April 30 opening of the 39-day meet “will be run under the lights for the first time in the 137-year history of the track.” The night “will feature social elements from Churchill's previous Downs After Dark nights, where DJs played with fans dressed in themed styles.” But instead of a theme “like disco night, the ‘Opening Night’ is pegged as a kickoff to Kentucky Derby week.” After Derby week, the track “will feature paddock-area concerts with regionally recognized acts on Fridays when racing begins at 2:45 p.m. and the last race runs around 8 p.m.” (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 4/5).