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Winter racing could be coming to Churchill Downs

The company has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to host a 2020 winter meet at Churchill Downs racetrack.
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A general view of the twin spires at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs wants to bring winter horse racing to the Bluegrass.

The company has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to host a 2020 winter meet at Churchill Downs racetrack while building a new track in Northern Kentucky.

That $200,000,000 facility called New Latonia would include live and historical racing as well as a year-round training facility.

Churchill is asking for a racing license for January through March and December of 2020. The company says those race dates would later move to New Latonia.

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