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CHURCHILL DOWNS-VIDEO BOARD
Churchill Downs installing $12M video board to make sure Kentucky Derby fans can see the race
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 7, 2013 10:06 AM EDT
Churchill Downs is installing a video board bigger than three basketball courts to make sure everyone attending the Kentucky Derby can actually see the horse race.
The high-definition video board will be installed about midway along the backstretch and outside the dirt course.
The $12 million project is the latest upgrade at the famed track.
Track officials say the video board will be positioned to maximize the viewing angle for fans in the 55,638 clubhouse and grandstand seats and tens of thousands of fans packed in the track's 26-acre infield.
Some fans have limited views of the track on Derby Day.