Churchill Downs Integrated introduced yesterday that it’ll droop racing operations at Churchill Downs Racetrack, starting June 7, 2023, via the rest of the Spring Meet, scheduled to run to July 3.
In keeping with the dad or mum firm, “Churchill Downs Racetrack has seen an uncommon variety of horse accidents over the earlier month leading to 12 equine fatalities. Following an intensive inside assessment and concurrent investigations performed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Fee (KHRC) and Horseracing Integrity and Security Authority (HISA), no single issue has been recognized as a possible trigger and no discernable sample has been detected to hyperlink the fatalities. Diagnostics testing of the racetrack by specialists haven’t raised considerations and the specialists have concluded that the floor is in keeping with prior measurements from Churchill Downs in previous years. Despite the fact that the investigations and skilled reviews have indicated no floor points, in an abundance of warning, and in alignment with a advice from HISA, CDI has elected to relocate the meet to be able to conduct a top-to-bottom assessment of all security and floor protocols and integrity measures in collaboration and session with nationwide specialists.”
Invoice Carstanjen, CEO of the dad or mum firm, issued the next assertion: “The crew at Churchill Downs takes nice delight in our dedication to security and strives to set the very best commonplace in racing, constantly going above and past the laws and insurance policies which might be required. What has occurred at our observe is deeply upsetting and completely unacceptable. Regardless of our greatest efforts to determine a trigger for the latest horse accidents, and although no points have been linked to our racing surfaces or surroundings at Churchill Downs, we have to take extra time to conduct a top-to-bottom assessment of all the particulars and circumstances in order that we will additional strengthen our floor, security and integrity protocols.
“Along with our dedication to offering the most secure racing surroundings for our individuals, we now have an immense accountability because the financial engine of the Thoroughbred business in Kentucky which gives jobs and revenue for hundreds of households daily. By relocating the rest of the meet to Ellis Park, we’re in a position to preserve this business ecosystem with solely minor disruption. We’re grateful to the Kentucky horsemen for his or her assist, resiliency and continued partnership as we collectively work to search out solutions throughout this time.”