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Report: Deadline Has Passed For Agreement Between Illinois Horsemen, CDI

The legally-mandated deadline for an agreement between the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Arlington Park has come and gone with no signed contract. The Daily Racing Form reported that the two sides are in unfamiliar territory, with neither sure what comes next for the 2020 racing season. Illinois statute requires the horsemen and racetracks to […]

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Churchill Downs Inc.’s BetAmerica Brand Now Offering Retail, Online Sports Wagering In Indiana, Pennsylvania

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced on Monday the launch of its online BetAmerica Sportsbook in Indiana. The retail BetAmerica Sportsbook opened in November at Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind. (located just north of the Ohio River between Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio). “We are excited to offer our online BetAmerica Sportsbook to […]

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Illinois Horsemen: 50/50 Chance There Will Be No Purse Agreement For Arlington In 2020

In what continues to be a year of uncertainty for horsemen at Arlington Park, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association told the Daily Herald this week that it’s possible the group will be unable to reach an agreement for racing at the track in 2020. The ITHA has been in discussions with Churchill Downs Inc., which […]

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Kentucky Commission Unanimously Approves Sale Of Turfway To Churchill

At a special meeting convened Tuesday afternoon, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously to approve the change of control for Turfway Park, clearing the way for Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) to purchase the track for $46 million. Churchill, operating via its wholly-owned subsidiary, NKYRG LLC, announced the deal last week, noting it was contingent […]

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CDI Announces Agreement To Buy Turfway Park For $46 Million, Will Withdraw Plans For New Latonia

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) announced today that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary NKYRG, LLC (“NKYRG”), it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky from Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK”) and Hard Rock International for total consideration of $46 million in cash, subject to certain working capital […]

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CDI Announces Intent To Apply For Turfway’s Dates, Construct New Track In Northern Kentucky

Following a report from the Daily Racing Form Thursday, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced plans to apply for winter racing dates currently held by Turfway Park. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will make a determination about date applications by Nov. 1. Turfway has drawn criticism from the commission over the slow progress of its renovations and […]

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Churchill/Stronach Group Dispute Leads To Pimlico Signal Blackout For Some Horseplayers

An ongoing, unspecified disagreement between racetrack and advance deposit wagering company owners The Stronach Group and Churchill Downs Inc. has led to a blackout of the Pimlico simulcast signal for some horseplayers. Customers at Presque Isle Downs, Louisiana Downs, and users of BetAmerica are currently unable to watch and wager on races from Pimlico, one […]

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Report: As Portland Meadows Closes, Grants Pass Could Absorb Dates

Although Portland Meadows officials say a deal is not yet done on the sale of the track, it appears Grants Pass will likely absorb the Oregon track’s dates, according to The Oregonian. The Oregon Racing Commission approved a three-year license for Grants Pass Downs and heard no objection from Portland Meadows. Those in the know […]

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CDI/Keeneland Partnership Awarded New Racing License In Kentucky

WKY LLC., a partnership between Churchill Downs, Inc. and Keeneland, has edged Caesars Entertainment and Kentucky Downs in a three-way war for a new racing license in Kentucky. In a special meeting on Friday afternoon, a majority of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to award the dates to WKY, with three commissioners dissenting. The […]

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Report: Kentucky Commission Hits Derby City Gaming With Fine Over Historical Racing Machines

The Blood-Horse’s Frank Angst reported Thursday that Churchill Downs Inc.’s new facility, Derby City Gaming, faces fines over the operation of its historical horse racing machines, and may see the machines shut down. In a later sent to CDI last week, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission levied a significant fine for what it says is […]

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