We Kentuckians just added to the excitement of 2010 by getting the Breeders Cup Races at Churchhill Downs. They are held in November – one month after the 2010 Games. Read more about it:

Churchill Downs to host 2010 Breeders’ Cup

Officials of Churchill Downs and Breeders’ Cup Ltd. announced Wednesday morning that the home of the Kentucky Derby will host the World Thoroughbred Championships in 2010. This will be the seventh time Churchill Downs will be the site of the Breeders’ Cup.

“We are delighted to be returning the Breeders’ Cup to Churchill Downs and to our great supporters in Kentucky and throughout the region,” said Breeders’ Cup Chairman William S. Farish, Jr. “Churchill Downs has proven to be an outstanding Breeders’ Cup venue and is extremely popular with our horsemen and fans from around the world. Churchill will also provide an extraordinary site for our expanded two-day program of the Championships.”…

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Date: 10-08-2008
Source: www.kentucky.com