Churchill Downs’ Trackside at Churchill Downs off-track betting closed early on Friday, March 2 in anticipation of a dangerous outbreak of severe weather forecast for Kentucky and Southern Indiana later in the afternoon.
Trackside, located in the Churchill Downs clubhouse, was closed at 1:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). All patrons at Trackside at the time of closing were given rain-checks for free admission at a later date.
Off-track wagering at Trackside at Churchill Downs is scheduled to resume on Saturday, March 3. Admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m.
In addition, the offices of both Churchill Downs Racetrack and Churchill Downs Incorporated, both located at 700 Central Avenue, were closed at 1:30 p.m. to allow employees to return to their homes before the arrival of the storms.