Flashback: Churchill Downs in the 80's

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Posted on October 28, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 23 at 1:42 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - Louisville first hosted The Breeders Cup in 1988, but back in the 80’s, it was still just a dream.

WHAS11 broadcasted a 30 minute special at the end of the 80's decade looking at the dramatic changes that were starting at the track under a brand new CEO - Tom Meeker.

And watch closely, in our show from back then - hosted by Paul Rogers - you'll see a racing fan you might recognize: Jack Conway.

Conway's family has a long history with horse racing and the attorney general is well known for being able to name every Derby winner by memory.

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