LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Two Louisville favorites gathered on Saturday night – the horse racing and the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The “Louisville Live” preseason basketball event traveled to Churchill Downs for an evening called “Downs After Dark: Horses and Hoops”.
This unique experience under the Twin Spiers is a partnership between U of L Athletics and Churchill Downs.
A portable court has been installed in the 30,000 square foot plaza just inside Gate 1 of Churchill Downs. The U of L men’s and women’s teams were able to perform a few drills and even to participate in a 3 point and dunk contest at the Louisville Live event before of thousands of the Cardinal Fans.
“I just grew up with it and watched it become what it is today, it’s been crazy for me. I’m so grateful to be here.,“ said Nevaeh Muntz, who was fortunate enough to secure a front row spot for some basketball action.
In addition to the basketball event, Churchill Downs also held an 11-run card featuring five challenges groceries.
Copyright 2021 WDRB Media. All rights reserved.