Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs

I. Vocabulary words from this article:

abroad

breed

competition

conduct

crown

jockey

prominent

race

showcase

triple

II. Pre-Reading Questions

What is the Kentucky Derby?

Why do people like to watch horse races?

III. Reading Time

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Churchill Downs
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When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

True or False?

1. Churchill Downs is the name of a horse racing track.

2. Horse racing in Kentucky began in 1872-1873.

3. The “Triple Crown” consists of three horse races.

4. The racetrack known as Churchill Downs was developed by M. Lewis Clark.

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