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Churchill Downs ready for Downs after Dark and the new September meet

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Break out your school spirit and wear your team colors to Churchill Downs during Downs After Dark: College Rivalry Night.

The inaugural September Meet Night Racing event happens on Saturday, September 7th.

That night, Churchill Downs will award $10,000 in scholarships.

Each fan that passes through the admission gates will be asked which collegiate team they support.

At night's end, the school with the most votes will be awarded $5,000 in scholarships.

Additionally, the runner-up will receive $3,000 in grants, while the third-place finisher will get $2,000.

All colleges and universities are eligible for the scholarships.

Churchill Downs' celebration under the lights will take up the 30,000 square-foot Plaza, complete with live music, unique food and drink offerings, corn hole games, a football toss, cheerleaders and more.

Admission gates will open at 4 p.m. and the first of 11 live races will begin at 6 p.m.

The final live race will be 11:10 p.m. and the on-track party will continue in the Plaza until 11:30 p.m.

Cover charge (general admission) to all Downs After Dark events is $10.

No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the track unless they are accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

CLICK HERE for the line up of races.

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