Churchill Downs investigates 20 horse starting gate

Churchill Downs investigates 20 horse starting gate
Churchill Downs starting gate for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Churchill Downs is investigating a 20 horse starting gate for the Kentucky Derby.

The track currently uses a 14 horse gate attached to a six horse auxiliary gate for the Run for the Roses. It’s a setup that leaves a gap between posts 14 and 15.

Darren Rogers, the Senior Director of Communications and Media Services at Churchill Downs, released this statement to WAVE 3 News.

“We’re always looking at ways to further enhance our product. Churchill Downs Racetrack officials visited York last weekend to explore the feasibility of an expanded starting gate.”

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