Churchill Downs to continue hosting races mid-September
Churchill Downs has recently completed the assessment of its racing venue in Kentucky.
About a month ago, CDI suspended racing at its flagship venue in Kentucky following a sizable jump in racehorse injuries and deaths. Around a dozen horses suffered fatal injuries at the track, which led to the company closing the venue to investigate the deaths and carry out a thorough assessment of the track’s racing surface.
The firm’s evaluations found no inconsistencies or any other issues with the venue’s surface. However, CDI has moved to implement several enhancements to its safety protocols to minimize the possibility of such cases occurring again.
Some of the main new commitments of the company include an expanded investment in surface maintenance tools, an increased frequency of periodic surface testing, and expanded veterinary resources and screening. CDI will also be working closely with top thoroughbred racing experts to detect at-risk horses and prevent any potential injuries.
Additionally, the company has also announced that it will establish a new safety committee to further enhance its efforts and ensure a high standard of safety for competing horses.
The first racing event scheduled to be held at the racetrack following this recent suspension will take place on the 14th of September.