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Racing Commission Approves Churchill Night Racing Dates

The Kentucky Racing Commission has approved a request by Churchill Downs to include three night racing dates in it its  upcoming spring meet.The track will have 6:00pm first posts on two Fridays, June 19 and 26 and on Thursday, July 2.Churchill officials say they want to experiment with the concept to determine if it will draw some new racing fans.Other tracks, including Kentucky's Turfway Park, have had success with night racing.Churchill Downs will install artificial lighting for the night dates.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.