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Churchill Downs hit by tornado

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Twitter blowing up with reports the track got hit. Damage to roof and several barns.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Horses are in those things, right?
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    CJ has scant info, so far: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110622/NEWS01/306220109/Tornado-touches-down-in-Churchill-Downs-infield-warning-extended-until-8-45-p-m-?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|Home
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yes. Right now it's just saying roof damage on some barns, debris and one guy saying the chapel was damaged with security confirming a tornado touched down in the infield.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It touched down in the infield!?! That's insane.
  7. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    Steve Margolis' barn collapsed, they're trying to get horses out. Also a gas leak at another barn.
  8. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    Some utility poles down next to Papa John's Stadium.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Oh, there's a tornado in Louisville? One of the iconic sports landmarks in the nation has been damaged? Please go to Weather.com for coverage, because this "Twist of Fate" show has to air on The Weather Channel instead.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Killick's link above has been updated with photos from outside the PJ stadium. That's not far from Churchill Downs.
  11. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    I bailed on TWC awhile ago. They creepily glorify these assholes who go chasing tornadoes for kicks with no known benefit to humankind. Then Joplin happens, and all of a sudden they're all somber. Fuck you. You can't have it both ways. They've clearly shifted into the entertainment realm.
  12. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    Apparently one of the barns that was damaged is that of Jinks Fires, who had the popular Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch in the Kentucky Derby. AAA was hurt at the start and is off the grounds, retired.
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