Churchill Downs to Bring Summer Movie Night to the Infield

Jun 26, 2019 Sara Brown Mehan Sara Brown Meehan

Family-Friendly Double Feature Includes Secretariat and Racing Stripes

LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, June 26, 2019) – Churchill Downs today announced that it will show two family-friendly racing movies on the Big Board – one of the world’s largest 4k video boards – at Movies in the Infield on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The double feature will include racing favorites Racing Stripes and Secretariat. The event, in partnership with iHeartRadio, will take place in the Infield and also feature a play area for kids with bounce houses and concessions for purchase. Tickets are $5 and available at and at the event. Children under two are free.

The opening movie Racing Stripes (PG) will delight children of all ages with a story about a zebra who thinks he’s a racehorse and saddles up with the best of 'em to overcome the odds to run in the big race. The 2010 movie Secretariat will follow with a portrait of Triple Crown winner and unlikely horse-racing superstar Secretariat, chronicling his career alongside industry outsider Penny Chenery as she navigates her way through the male-dominated world of horse racing.

Saturday, August 10 – Movies in the Infield Schedule

4:00 p.m. Box office opens

5:00 p.m. Gates open

6:00 p.m. Racing Stripes (PG)

7:45 p.m.Intermission
8:00 p.m.Secretariat (PG)

Guest are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is free and guests can enter through the Paddock Gate and walk through the Infield tunnel.

About Churchill Downs Racetrack

Churchill Downs has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented the Kentucky Derby since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) offers year-round simulcast wagering. Churchill Downs will conduct the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 2, 2020. The 2019 Spring Meet is scheduled for April 27-June 29. Churchill Downs has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships nine times.

About iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one streaming radio and digital music service. iHeartRadio's stations cover 150 markets coast to coast and span every popular genre and era including pop, country, urban, rock, talk and comedy. In addition to iHeartMedia's industry-leading hit music stations, like 98.9 Radio Now and 97.5 WAMZ in Louisville, users can also access a range of other partner's programming including Fox Sports and ESPN Radio, WNYC Public Radio, EMF's Contemporary Christian Air1 and K-Love stations, Radio Disney, Nickelodeon, Univision, Greater Media stations, Cox, Emmis, NPR and more than 500 Cumulus stations.

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