Churchill Downs has decided to relocate its spring meet to Ellis Park following the death of 12 horses and to conduct a safety review.

The decision was made as a precautionary measure, although no specific cause or pattern has been identified.

Racing will continue at Churchill Downs until Sunday before shifting to Ellis Park in Kentucky.

The move comes after an emergency summit with the Horseracing Integrity 

and Safety Authority (HISA) and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

HISA will now oversee racetrack safety, and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund purses will be limited to the top five finishers. 

Churchill Downs and HISA have implemented additional safety standards,

including enhanced screening and limitations on horse starts.

The aim is to prioritize the well-being of the horses and investigate the causes of the recent fatalities.