LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Churchill Downs has crossed the finish line in its pursuit of September racing.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted Tuesday to give the Louisville track a third live racing meet next year.
The September schedule will be added to Churchill's traditional spring and fall meets.
The 12 additional dates will be Churchill's first all-September meet since 1890. The September dates have traditionally gone to Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.
Turfway is reducing its race schedule for next year. Besides losing September racing, the suburban Florence track will limit its February schedule.