Powerful storms damage barns at Churchhill Downs

Powerful storms that charged through Louisville damaged at least nine barns at Churchhill Downs racetrack, and several horses were reported to have been running loose at the track.

The National Weather Service was tracking a possible tornado near the track at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, and Churchhill Downs officials said that a tornado touched down briefly in the track’s infield. There is no live racing at the track on Wednesdays. However there are simulcast betting on races from other locations at the track. There were no reports of injuries to people or the 1,400 horses stabled at the track.

Thursday’s live racing card has been canceled.