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Time to Run Kentucky Derby at Night

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Churchill Downs, take the next step in the age of en-light-enment.

Run the Kentucky Derby at night.

Prime-time.

"I think it's inevitable," said four-time Derby winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas on Saturday.

I agree. It's coming. It's just a matter of time. With the lights now a successful and permanent fixture at Churchill Downs, with most every sport staging its most popular event before the largest possible television audience, the time has come for the Derby to take the plunge.

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