Kevin Flanery

April 28 Targeted For Opening Of Churchill Downs Stables; Spring Meet Dates Remain Undetermined

After consultation with local and state public health officials amid public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky., announced today that it will extend the delay in the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs Racetrack and the auxiliary training center Trackside to Tuesday, April 28. The opening […]

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Churchill Downs Stable Reopening Delayed Until April 14; Decision On Spring Meet Dates Pending

Churchill Downs Racetrack announced on Tuesday that it will delay the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and the auxiliary training center Trackside until Tuesday, April 14. The decision was made after ongoing consultation with public health officials amid public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Churchill Downs’ stable […]

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Turfway Park Switching Synthetic Surfaces, From Polytrack To Tapeta

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced plans to invest $5.6 million to replace the existing track at Turfway Park with a new Tapeta synthetic track, one of the world’s leading surfaces for racing and training, through an agreement with Tapeta Footings, Inc. The removal of Turfway’s existing Polytrack and installation of the new Tapeta synthetic track will […]

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Kentucky Racetracks Applaud KHRC’s Adoption Of ‘Meaningful’ Medication Reforms

Kentucky’s Thoroughbred racetracks – Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Turfway Park, Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs – united in their support of the medication reforms adopted Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC). Their passage demonstrates an unprecedented unity among Kentucky’s Thoroughbred racing associations and a commitment to continue moving forward on initiatives that further strengthen […]

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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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Churchill Downs Gets OK To Open OTB At Downtown Private Club

On Tuesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) unanimously approved a Churchill Downs Racetrack request to lease and operate a “racetrack extension” at the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society, a private membership club that is scheduled to open in downtown Louisville later this year. Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, which is under construction […]

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Historical Racing Success Fuels Churchill Downs Purse Increase; Maidens To Run For $95,000

Effective Thursday, Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky., will raise purse offerings 10.7 percent for the second half of its 38-day Spring Meet thanks to robust business from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming. The Spring Meet’s second condition book, which covers 183 races from Thursday through closing day on June 29, has […]

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Wagering On Kentucky Oaks Day Card Hits Record $60.2 Million

Wagering on Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) reached record levels at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky.,  as Serengeti Empress captured the race before a crowd of 105,719 that braved early morning rain. Attendance decreased 7% compared to last year which had more favorable weather conditions. This follows a record-breaking Thursday […]

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Registration Now Open For Kentucky Derby Betting Championship

The best handicappers will join the best 3-year-olds for the fourth annual TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Betting Championship on May 3-4 at Churchill Downs, and registration is now open for this marquee tournament in Thoroughbred racing with a prize pool expected to be its biggest yet. Featuring a $12,000 buy-in and the ability to play either […]

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