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Churchill Downs turf gets work Monday

Updated: October 24, 2011, 4:41 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

With the Nov. 4-5 Breeders' Cup right around the corner, Churchill Downs is trying to preserve its seven-furlong turf course as best it can. After months of keeping horses off the course, workouts began Monday morning over a turf rated good by the clockers, and as horses breezed, squishing noises and divots could be plainly heard and seen.

Good thing the orange traffic cones, or dogs, were stationed about 30 feet out, keeping the more precious inner portion of the course emerald green ...

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