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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup is returning to its old Kentucky home.
Churchill Downs and Breeders' Cup officials announced Monday the race known for featuring the greatest horses and rich purses will return to the iconic twin spires in 2018.
The Louisville track has hosted the Breeders' Cup eight times, most recently in 2011.
Track President Kevin Flanery said Monday that he became determined to bring the race back to Louisville because "there's nothing like the Breeders' Cup under the spires."
Since 2011, the track has invested more than $67 million in upgrades.
The event is a two-day series of races in the fall that marks the end to thoroughbred racing season. It is scheduled for the first weekend in November.