Breeders’ Cup to be run under lights at Churchill

The 2010 Breeders’ Cup will finish under the lights at Churchill

Downs – one of two firsts for this year’s race.

The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic will run Nov. 5 at

7:30 p.m. EST. Churchill Downs and the Breeders’ Cup released a

statement Wednesday saying that it will mark the first time the

race will use the artificial lights at the historic racing


The race also marks the first time that Churchill Downs will

host the race under the two-day Championship format, which began in

2007. Racing is scheduled for Nov. 5 and Nov. 6.

Banks of lights now encircle the track at Churchill Downs. They

were installed to accommodate night racing during the summer and

are sometimes used for early morning training.

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