Kevin Flanery

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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Historical Racing Machines Supercharge Churchill Downs Spring Meet Purses

Record prize money for horsemen will be distributed at Churchill Downs’ 145th Spring Meet thanks to early returns from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming. The first condition book, which covers the first half of the 38-day Spring Meet at the Louisville, Ky., track, was released Wednesday, and purses for the 189 offered races […]

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KHRC Imposes $1,000 Per Day Fine On Churchill’s Derby City Gaming

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has fined Churchill Downs, Inc. for violations with the 900 Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing machines at its Derby City Gaming location, according to courierjournal.com. The fines, accumulating at a rate of $1,000 per day, are related to a regulation that races with scratched horses cannot be used to determine outcomes […]

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State Veterinarians Examine High Number Of Fatal Breakdowns In Kentucky

There was a fair amount of concern following the short September race meeting at Churchill Downs, when four horses suffered fatal breakdowns in the space of four days, and two more suffered the same fate during morning training hours. According to drf.com, Churchill’s response was to bring in racing-surface specialist Mick Peterson; president Kevin Flanery said […]

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In Advance Of Derby City Gaming Opening, Churchill Downs Gets OK For Additional Historical Racing Machines

Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq:CHDN) announced that it has received approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) to increase from 600 to 900 historical racing machines for the opening of its new Derby City Gaming facility.  KHRC also conditionally approved the Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing operating system and an initial group of game themes […]

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Shantel Lanerie, 42, Dies; Wife Of Jockey Corey Lanerie, Mother Of Brittlyn, Waged Courageous Battle Against Cancer

Shantel Lanerie, the beloved wife of Churchill Downs’ 15-time champion jockey Corey Lanerie and devoted mother of their 10-year-old daughter Brittlyn, passed away late Friday afternoon at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was 42. Shantel Lanerie was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer earlier this year and had been undergoing chemotherapy […]

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