Churchill Downs Racing Club Back for 2017

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Warrior's Club | Coady photography

Churchill Downs Racetrack will give 200 people the opportunity to own and race a horse during the upcoming meet in Louisville as part of the 2017 Churchill Downs Racing Club.

For a one-time membership fee of $500, members of the Club will get to experience the excitement of Thoroughbred race horse ownership with a horse to be purchased, trained and managed by Dallas Stewart. Club benefits include e-mail updates on the horse, visits to the track in the mornings–including breakfast on certain days-to watch the horse train, trips to the paddock, watching the race in a group setting and, potentially, a trip to the Churchill winner's circle. Each member is to receive free general admission for two to Churchill in 2017 and invitations to exclusive Club events at the track.

“Owning a racehorse is one of the most exciting experiences in all of sports,” said Mike Ziegler, Executive Director of Racing for Churchill Downs Incorporated. “We gave our fans an opportunity to learn what it's all about last year and had a tremendous amount of fun–and luck–working with hall of famer D. Wayne Lukas and the two exceptional club horses, Warrior's Club (Warrior's Reward) and Dial Me (Dialed In). We're hoping this year's club can be just as successful.”

The Club was inaugurated in 2016 with the two aforementioned horses, both trained by D. Wayne Lukas. Dial Me, a maiden winner from 10 starts, is slated to make her next start on the Kentucky Oaks undercard May 6, while Warrior's Club, winner of the Spendthrift Stallion S. last year and earner of better than $214,000 to date, is among those expected for the GIII Pat Day Mile on Derby Day. Warrior's Club was a latest second in the Northern Spur S. at Oaklawn Park Apr. 15.

The Churchill Downs Racing Club is a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit social club organized for pleasure, recreational and other nonprofitable purposes. Members should not join with any profit motive or expectation of profit. Interested parties may register online at www.churchilldowns.com/RacingClub. For additional information, email [email protected].

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