Churchill Downs Inc.

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Louisiana Case Suggests Gaps Remain In Racetrack Anti-Slaughter Policies

When Louisiana state health officials began dealing with the EHV-1 outbreak at Fair Grounds in January, part of the task was working backwards after a new case cropped up to find all horses that may have been exposed to the illness. As state animal health officials did their detective work, it’s unlikely they imagined an […]

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Churchill Downs Reconsidering Stance On Historical Racing Machines

After years of rejecting plans to possibly install historical racing machines at its facility, Churchill Downs Inc. officials may now be reconsidering the idea. The Daily Racing Form reports that such a possibility was discussed during a conference call March 1. During the call, Chief Operating Officer Bill Mudd said that the company was “working toward figuring out […]

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Churchill Downs Inc. Promotes Brad Blackwell To Senior VP

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) today announced that it has promoted Brad Blackwell to Senior Vice President and General Counsel. The promotion is effective immediately. Blackwell joined CDI in 2005 and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including Corporate Counsel (2005-2007); Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs for TwinSpires (2007-2011); Vice President, Legal […]

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Churchill Downs Tracks, TwinSpires Holding Out On Simulcasting Pegasus World Cup

An impasse over the cost of the simulcast signal for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Jan. 28 could leave customers of Churchill Downs Inc. racetracks and its advance deposit wagering company, TwinSpires, shut out of the betting on the inaugural running of the $12-million race. “Unfortunately, we have […]

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Illinois Horsemen’s Organizations Urge Governor, Racing Board To End ‘Recapture’ Of Revenue By Racetracks

The following statement is from the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association and Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association. In the words of the horsemen’s organizations, the statement is a “plea to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Join Us in Asking the Illinois Racing Board to Stop Racetracks from Raiding Purse Dollars and Destroying Illinois Jobs.” Illinois regulators […]

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EHV-1 Scare, Shipping Bans Decimate Fields At Louisiana Racetracks

As Christmas Day approached, things were looking very positive at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The track was showing significant increases year over year in handle and field sizes averaged around nine per race, up a horse per race from a year earlier. Then, the call came in that a horse in Barn […]

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Churchill Downs Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Minority Stake In Saratoga Casino Black Hawk

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”), Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (“SHRI”) and Saratoga Casino Holdings, LLC (“SCH”) have completed their previously-announced transaction whereby CDI has acquired 25 percent ownership of SHRI’s controlling interest in Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colo. Following approval of the transaction by the Colorado Division of Gaming, SHRI contributed its controlling […]

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Churchill Downs Inc. Closes On Sale Of Excess Real Estate At Calder

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced today that it closed on the sale of 61 acres of excess real estate at Calder Race Course (Calder) located in Miami Gardens, Fla. to EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP) for $26.5 million or $434,426 per acre. “This is a step towards right-sizing the footprint needed to conduct our […]

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Churchill Downs Inc. Reports Record Third Quarter Revenue

Churchill Downs Inc. reported a huge third quarter, with a record net revenue of $303.4 million, up eight percent from last year. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Churchill reported earnings of $8.7 million for the quarter, up 107 percent from the same quarter last year. The growth was mainly due to an $18.7 million increase in revenue from Big […]

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Gulfstream Park West To Host No Frills Meet Due To Grandstand Demolition

Gulfstream Park West will begin its 40-day meet Oct. 5, but instead of encouraging racing fans to come out and enjoy a day at the racetrack, officials are instead urging people to stay home or go to Gulfstream Park. Construction crews are in the process of demolishing the 45-year-old Calder grandstand, and they are unsure if the task will […]

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