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Breeders’ Cup in Louisville KY is just days away

Story from Churchill Downs’ website   Louisville, KY., – Following a seven-year hiatus, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will return to Churchill Downs in earnest on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 – the highlight of an action-packed Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby that began Sunday, Oct. 28. The popular 21-day stand, ends Sunday, Nov. 25. The 129th Fall Meet will showcase lofty purse levels thanks to early returns from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming, Churchill Downs Incorporated’s new $65 million facility that opened in mid-September at nearby 4520 Poplar Level Road. Horsemen…


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Building playoff momentum nothing new for LouisvilleKY’s soccer club

Story from Louisville City FC’s website… Louisville, KY., – Just one week removed from a 1-0 win over Indy Eleven, Louisville City FC began their playoff run by facing the same opposition in similar circumstances but with a much different outcome. A brace from midfielder Niall McCabe and additional goals by forwards Ilija Ilic and Cameron Lancaster saw City down the “Boys in Blue” by a 4-1 scoreline to kick off their title defense. The biggest difference? Execution, said coach John Hackworth. “We tried to change some things up, but what we felt like we could do all week long…


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LouisvilleKY to Host a Variety of Fan Events leading up to Breeders’ Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The excitement around Breeders’ Cup spans an entire week in a city known for horse racing and home of the iconic Churchill Downs. A variety of events, including Equestricon, Topgolf Crush and the Breeders’ Cup Festival kicks off Sunday, October 28, culminating with the 35th Annual Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs November 2-3.   Equestricon, a two-day event which is part fan fest, conference and equestrian industry trade show all in one, starts the week off at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. Fans will have unprecedented access to racing’s stars with expected appearances from the sport’s top jockeys,…


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LouisvilleKY Hosts Show for Horse Racing Enthusiasts

Equestricon Fans Get Unprecedented Industry Access LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Breeders’ Cup Festival, consisting of a week-long celebration October 28-November 10 celebrating the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, is racing into Louisville with a prominent anchor event.   In its second year is Equestricon, which kicks off the Festival on Oct. 29 at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. This two-day conclave is a premiere horse racing lifestyle event designed to celebrate the sport of racing with its fans. It’s an international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show all rolled into one.   Fans will have unprecedented access to racing’s stars with expected appearances…


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LouisvilleKY’s soccer club dominates Indy in first round of playoffs

Story and photo from Louisville City FC’s website Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a commanding 4-1 win over Indy Eleven in the fourth meeting between the two sides this season. What Happened? In their first-ever postseason matchup, Louisville City hosted rival Indy Eleven in the first round of the USL Cup playoffs a week after City defeated the visitors 1-0 at Slugger Field. With strong winds in the area, both sides battled for possession through the first 25 minutes of play in search for the night’s opening goal. It was Louisville City…


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LouisvilleKY’s soccer club to fire up the fans in tonight’s pep rally

Information from LouCity FC’s website… Louisville, KY., – This weekend, LouCity FC begins the quest for a second straight championship as the USL playoffs begin. But first, it’s time to get fired up. A pep rally will be held this evening at Copper and Kings in Butchertown and the public is invited. Copper & Kings will be serving from a cash bar with fellow friends of LouCity, Hometown Pizza, making slices available for purchase. Players and coaches will mingle with the crowd. LouCity PA announcer Lance McGarvey will emcee the event. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple and cheer on the…


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Registration now open for KDF’s Cycling event in LouisvilleKY

  Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is now open. The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019. This will be the sixth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances. Registration is online at KDF.org and will be capped at 1,500 cyclists. “The PNC Tour de Lou is a unique tour of the city on two wheels and attracts cyclists from around the country,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “Registering early is the best way to guarantee your spot and save money on registration.” When registration opens,…


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“Canoemobile” back for 7th year in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – The Canoemobile is coming back to Shawnee and Riverview Parks on Oct. 5-6 for its seventh year on the banks of the Ohio River. The Canoemobile allows residents ages three and older to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes on the Ohio River. Canoe trips are free. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. No advance sign-ups are required, wavers can be signed on-site or brought with the participants. This free event is designed for individuals and families who are new to canoeing to…


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LouisvilleKY soccer nabs road win

Louisville City FC snatched three points on Wednesday by knocking off hosts Penn FC, 0-3, in the team’s sixth straight unbeaten streak on the road. Story and photos from Louisville City FC’s website… LouisvilleKY., – The opening 15 minutes saw neither side create an opportunity as they struggled to settle in possession. However, with City settling first, the visitors began to impose themselves on Penn FC as the half wore on. Like was the case in Pittsburgh, a set-piece was what gave LouCity the lead after 25 minutes. Defender Shaun Francis hung an excellent cross to the back post for captain…


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Jonathan Lewis joins LouisvilleKY’s soccer club, on loan

Story and photo from Louisville City FC’s website…   Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC is thrilled to announce the arrival of forward Jonathan Lewis on loan from New York City FC. Lewis joins the club on a loan deal expiring at the end of the 2018 season, with the agreement completed prior to the USL Roster Freeze on Friday, September 14. The versatile 21-year-old forward can be deployed in both central and wide positions, known for his creativity and flair in attacking positions. On the loan signing, Louisville City FC coach John Hackworth expressed his excitement at having Lewis available for City’s final stretch:…