Churchill Downs Inc.

TOC Says TwinSpires Now In Compliance With Geolocation Tracking, Restores Signal

Thoroughbred Owners of California chief executive officer Greg Avioli said the in-state signal has been restored to the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned advance deposit wager company TwinSpires in time for Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby program from Santa Anita Park. On Thursday, TOC officials withdrew consent for TwinSpires to accept wagers from California residents on California races […]

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UPDATED: Thoroughbred Owners Of California, TwinSpires In Dispute Over On-Track ADW Wagers

During Thursday’s meeting of the California Horse Racing Board, Thoroughbred Owners of California chief executive officer Greg Avioli said his organization has withdrawn consent for the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned ADW company TwinSpires to accept wagers from California residents. The decision, Avioli said, stems from TwinSpires not meeting a deadline – agreed to by TwinSpires and three other […]

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Churchill Downs Rejoins NTRA

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Churchill Downs, Incorporated (CDI) has rejoined the organization and that Bill Mudd, President and Chief Operating Officer of CDI, has been appointed to the NTRA’s Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome Churchill Downs Incorporated back into the NTRA,” said Alex Waldrop, NTRA President & […]

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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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