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More than 50,000 attend Thurby at Churchill Downs

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Why wait for Oaks and  Derby to have all the horse racing fun? This year marked the first Thurby at Churchill Downs.

More than 50,000 people turned out for the event at the track.

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So what exactly is the Kentucky Thurby? It's a chance for locals to enjoy a day at the downs with smaller crowds all while soaking up everything Bluegrass-- from the music, to the bourbon and of course horse racing.

Whether enticed by the odds of winning or simply the chance to share the experience with another, Thurby proved to be a crowd pleaser.

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