The 2019 Breeders' Cup World Championships is scheduled to be held at Santa Anita Park, but the 23 deaths at the Southern California track could pressure the organization to change that location. President Craig Fravel remains committed to holding the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, but told the Courier-Journal that he was “evaluating contingency plans.”
The location decision will ultimately be finalized by the Breeders' Cup board of directors, and Fravel said he is cognizant of the need to “give people time” to prepare the host site.
“If they need us to host, we could host on short notice,” said Churchill Downs spokesman Darren Rogers. Churchill hosted the 2018 World Championships, and Louisville Tourism indicated that the local hotels have enough available rooms on Nov. 1 and 2 to facilitate the Breeders' Cup crowd.
Read more at the Courier-Journal.
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