The 2022 Claiming Crown will be held at Churchill Downs in November, according to Dan Metzger, president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Speaking on Horse Racing Radio Network’s Equine Forum June 4, National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association CEO Eric Hamelback first announced the news, saying: “I am over the moon excited to move the Claiming Crown for 2022 to Churchill Downs. Saturday, Nov. 12 is the plan for now. We are appreciative of Churchill Downs, especially to (track representatives) Mike Ziegler and Ben Huffman who wanted this event. We are hoping for as spectacular a day as we have had at Gulfstream over the past years. The long-term plan is to stay within the Churchill Downs family, going to Louisiana (Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots) for 2023.”