Churchill Downs Incorporated

The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Arlington’s Future, Sophomore Class?

The announcement this week from Churchill Downs Incorporated, owner of Arlington Park, that it would not seek a casino license for the racetrack under a new gaming law, rocked the Illinois horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the decision and the potential ramifications going forward. […]

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‘Stunned And Profoundly Disappointed’: Illinois Horsemen Respond To Churchill Downs’ Decision On Arlington Park

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Churchill Downs Incorporated’s announcement that it is not seeking a casino gaming license for Arlington Park under the recently enacted Illinois Gaming Act: We are stunned and profoundly disappointed by Churchill Downs’ decision not to pursue supplemental gaming at Arlington Park in […]

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Kentucky Downs Appeals Decision To Award Standardbred License To Churchill, Keeneland

Kentucky Downs has filed an appeal in Circuit Court over the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s decision to award a Standardbred license to a partnership between Keeneland and Churchill Downs, the Blood-Horse reports. The appeal requests the awarding of a license in Oak Grove, Ky., be struck down, saying the KHRC didn’t have or follow proper […]

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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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Churchill Downs To Build New Rooftop Lounge For 2019 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Incorporated will create an elevated experience for guests of the 2019 Kentucky Derby and beyond. The legendary Louisville, Ky. racetrack has announced plans for a $5 million capital investment that will expand the Starting Gate Suites through the construction of a new 20,000-square-foot rooftop garden which will deliver a unique hospitality experience with […]

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FTBOA: Churchill Using ‘Bait And Switch’ At Calder, May Halt Racing In Favor Of Jai Alai

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association distributed the following statement to media late Thursday. Churchill Downs obtained a permit to host summer jai alai earlier this year, which may allow it to link the jai alai meet to its casino license, as opposed to a live racing meet. On Aug. 23, the leading representatives […]

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Churchill Down Nixes Mississippi Casino Purchase; Presque Isle Deal Still In Place

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) announced that it has terminated its definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and properties used in connection with the operation of Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi ( the “Lady Luck Vicksburg Transaction”) and amended its previously announced definitive purchase agreement (the “Amendment”) to […]

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Churchill Unveils $32 Million Plan To Improve Parking, Transportation

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“Churchill Downs”), one of the world’s most historic sports and entertainment venues, today unveiled plans to improve the parking and transportation experience for guests traveling to the Kentucky Derby. The $32 million project will feature a significantly enlarged, highly-efficient bus depot and additional transportation infrastructure for more than 170,000 guests that attend […]

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KHRC Has No Plans To Take Action On New Racetrack Applications Submitted By Churchill, Keeneland

Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland Association announced on Friday that they would partner to propose the construction of two new racetrack facilities that would house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. The proposal named locations in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County) and in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). For more […]

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Derby Week 50/50 Raffle Will Support Thoroughbred Aftercare, CDI Charities

Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation today announced the opening of three separate 50/50 Charitable Raffle drawings that will be held during Kentucky Derby week, one drawing on each Thurby, Oaks and Derby days. For each raffle, participants will have the chance to win half of that day’s raffle sales, with the other half of the day’s […]

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