But the bigger picture tonight after Churchill Downs’ first ever night racing program is that just over 28,000 people came, and the atmosphere was, indeed, electric.
I don’t want to write too much on it now, because I’ll deal with it in a column later. (Sorry to do it that way!) But whatever the kinks were in tonight’s program, they pale in comparison to the possibility that night racing now presents.
Churchill Downs management was already addressing problems in their outsourced concessions before the last race was run last night, and there were some unhappy folks within that group about the way things went.
But I think it probably won’t take a great deal for people to give them another chance. And reaction to the event shows that it’s an idea that deserves a chance to succeed.
Certainly, it’s something Churchill ought to be able to run with.
But what do you think? If you went, tell me what you thought.