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Churchill, BC Plan 'Major' Announcement

Churchill Downs and Breeders' Cup plan a "major" announcement for Oct. 8.

Officials of Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs will make what the racetrack calls a “major economic development announcement”—probably hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2010 at the earliest—during a press conference scheduled for Oct. 8 at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack.

Churchill and Breeders’ Cup haven’t confirmed if or when the track will again host the Breeders’ Cup, though it has been previously reported the Breeders’ Cup board of directors selected Churchill as the 2010 host site. Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park will host the event this year and in 2009.

Officials scheduled to attend the 10:30 a.m. (EDT) press conference are Breeders’ Cup chairman William Farish Jr. and president and chief executive officer Greg Avioli; Churchill Downs Inc. president and CEO Robert Evans; Steve Sexton, CDI executive vice president and president of Churchill Downs; Metro Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson; and Larry Hayes, secretary of the executive cabinet and interim economic development secretary for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.