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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Confessions of a Derby Day Mutuel Teller

Hats, Horses, and Hooligans, are what defines the Churchill Downs Infield at Derby. But on the other side of the betting window, lies another realm. One filled with 50 cent tri wheels and super hi-fives. It’s where even the greatest of handicappers can have a bad day, and a couple mint juleps can lead to a four figure payoff. It’s the place newcomers and seasoned veterans come to celebrate the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” Taking bets at the infield at Oaks and Derby isn’t an easy gig. Supervisors at Churchill Downs will say that over the course of the…