LOUISVILLE, Ky. –In advance of Kentucky Derby Week, Churchill Downs Racetrack administered 1,823 tests to its staff, vendors and horsemen from Wednesday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Aug. 24.
Since that time, there have been a total of 47 positive tests from the group for a 2.58%positivity rate.Testing is on-going at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Any individual that is permitted entrance into the Stable Area willreceive a one-time, FDA-approved PCR test.Those who do not pass the test or medical screening will be denied entry onto the premises and asked to isolate and/or quarantine per CDC and Louisville Public Health guidelines.
ABOUT CHURCHILL DOWNS RACETRACK Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”), the world’s most legendary racetrack, has been the home of The Kentucky Derby, the longest continually held annual sporting event in the United States, since 1875. Located in Louisville, CDRT features a series of themed race days during Derby Week, including the Kentucky Oaks, and conducts Thoroughbred horse racing during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall. CDRT is located on 175 acres and has a one-mile dirt track, a 7/8-mile turf track, a stabling area, and provides seating for approximately 60,000 guests. The saddling paddock and the stable area has barns sufficient to accommodate 1,400 horses and a 114-room dormitory for backstretch personnel. CDRT also has a year-round simulcast wagering facility.www.ChurchillDowns.com.