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.

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