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Derby City Gaming: Churchill Downs Breaks Ground At Louisville Historical Gaming Facility

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) broke ground Wednesday on its $60 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. CDRT also unveiled the name and branding for the new facility, Derby City Gaming. The 85,000-square-foot facility will open in fall 2018 at 4520 Poplar Level Road, Churchill Downs’ former Trackside location (also known previously as […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Freezing Out The Form?

The Paulick Report recently reported that Churchill Downs Inc. has stopped selling the venerable Daily Racing Form print editions at its racetrack in Louisville and at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. In its place, Churchill Downs is offering its own betting guide with Brisnet information at half the price of the DRF. In this edition […]

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Churchill Downs: Tickets For 2018 Spring Meet, Derby Week Events On Sale Friday

Tickets to Churchill Downs’ 2018 Spring Meet and Derby week events outside of Oaks and Derby go on sale on this Friday so get ready to secure seats for your favorite racing traditions. The sale includes tickets for the increasingly popular Opening Night, Thurby presented by Old Forester, Dawn at the Downs and Downs After […]

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Churchill Downs To Sell Big Fish Games To Aristocrat Technologies For $990M

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (NASDAQ: CHDN) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its mobile gaming subsidiary, Big Fish Games, Inc. (“Big Fish”) to Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (“Aristocrat”), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, an Australian corporation, in an all-cash deal for US$990 million. “Big Fish is a very […]

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Former United Tote Employee Pleads Guilty To Extortion

A former employee of United Tote, the bet-processing company owned by Churchill Downs Inc., has pleaded guilty to extortion in United States District Court in Louisville, Ky., after threatening to sell thousands of illegally obtained birth dates and Social Security numbers on the black market. Ethan C. Fey, who according to his Linked In profile […]

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Cherwa On Churchill’s DRF On-Track Sales Ban: ‘Are We Back In The Fifth Grade?’

“Not having the Daily Racing Form available at the race track would be like not having a Bible in a church.” So writes John Cherwa, deputy sports editor of the Los Angeles Times, in reaction to the decision by Churchill Downs Inc. management to ban on-track sales of the 124-year racing newspaper at its flagship […]

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Leaders Named For Louisville’s 2018 Breeders’ Cup Host Committee

Although it has only been two weeks since the conclusion of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Championship at Del Mar, work is already underway with regards to the 2018 event, which will be held at Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011. Louisville Business First reports that Breeders’ Cup officials met at Churchill Downs Nov. 15, where […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum To Undergo $6.5 Million Expansion

The Kentucky Derby Museum announces a $6.5 million renovation and expansion project, adding over 11,000 square feet of brand new space and renovation of an existing 5,000 square feet. It will be the largest expansion of the Museum’s footprint since the building was constructed in 1985 and one of the largest renovations since a major […]

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Woodford Reserve New Presenting Sponsor Of The Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Incorporated and Brown-Forman Corporation today announced a five-year agreement through which Brown-Forman’s Woodford Reserve bourbon will be the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. Beginning with its 144th running on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“Churchill Downs”) in Louisville, Ky., the $2 million classic race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds and one […]

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Former United Tote Employee Charged With Extortion; Allegedly Stole Social Security Numbers

A Kentucky man who formerly worked for Churchill Downs Inc.’s bet processing company, United Tote, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on extortion charges. Ethan C. Fey has been charged in United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville with one count of Hobbs Act extortion and one count […]

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