Churchill Downs reopens stables Monday morning

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) -- Horse racing is scheduled to return to Churchill Downs this weekend and on Monday morning, the gates opened for thoroughbreds to return to the track.

Churchill Downs reopened its stables and backside operation on Monday. Close to 200 horses were expected to arrive by the end of the day and hundreds more will arrive later in the week.

The race this weekend will be held without spectators, and only trainers and necessary personnel will be allowed at the track.