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Churchill Pleased With Derby Points System

Churchill Downs remains bullish on its new points qualifying system for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) but acknowledges there could be "tweaks" for the next Triple Crown cycle.

During a Feb. 7 podcast with The Blood-Horse, Churchill senior director of communications and media services Darren Rogers discussed the Derby qualifying system and its mission, as well as feedback–negative and positive–the track has received from the industry.

Rogers said Churchill realizes the system may de-emphasize 2-year-old, sprint, and turf races as lead-ups to the Derby. But the objective is to focus on dirt races at a distance of at least one mile, he said.



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