HORSE RACING | Churchill Downs will host the 2018 Breeders' Cup

04/25/2016 11:49 AM

The Bluegrass did such a great job hosting the 2015 Breeders’ Cup, the two day racing spectacle decided to return to Kentucky in the near future. The Breeders’ selects hosts locations three years out, and in 2018, the international event will take place in Louisville’s Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs last hosted the Breeders’ Cup in 2011.

“We are thrilled to announce our return to Louisville,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO, Craig Fravel. “Churchill Downs’ ongoing, significant investment in their facility to enhance the experience for participants and fans aligns perfectly with our desire to conduct one of the best racing events in the world, and we’re looking forward to another landmark event in 2018.”

Since 2011, Churchill Downs has invested more than $67 million in the facility, which includes renovations to premium seating, improvements to the Clubhouse, Winner’s Circle Suites, Grandstand Terrace & Rooftop Garden, The Mansion and the installation of the world’s largest 4,000 Ultra High Definition Big Board.

Churchill Downs also boasts the largest attendance and handle records in Breeders’ Cup history.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.


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