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CDI Workers Furloughed, Salaries Of Remaining Employees Cut

According to multiple media reports on Thursday, Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) has furloughed an unspecified number of employees as many of its gaming facilities have been closed due to COVID-19. The measure impacts employees who worked at: Derby City Gaming (Louisville, Ky.) Calder Casino (Miami Gardens, Fla.) Fair Grounds Slots and VLT operations (New Orleans, […]

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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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Kentucky Derby Museum Launches Virtual Museum Experience

Experience “Derby Day Everyday” through the Kentucky Derby Museum’s virtual online museum that is now officially live. This one-of-a-kind experience takes visitors on an educational and fun adventure through our museum like never before. Guests can view collections, exhibits and go on personal virtual tours of iconic Churchill Downs with one of our museum tour […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Reschedules Fundraising Gala For Late August

The Kentucky Derby Museum has rescheduled its 34th Annual Gala presented by Central Bank & Trust Co. The elegant evening filled with dinner and dancing, serves as the premier fundraising event for the Kentucky Derby Museum.   This year’s Kentucky Derby Museum Gala will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020, starting at 6:00 pm. […]

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COVID-19: In Shadow Of Twin Spires, Ministry’s Commitment To Neighborhood Children Continues

The big news in the Thoroughbred racing world on Tuesday was the decision by Churchill Downs Inc. to change the date of the Kentucky Derby from the first Saturday in May to the first Saturday in September. The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has wreaked havoc on virtually every aspect of our daily […]

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Kentucky Derby To Be Held Sept. 5; Preakness, Belmont Stakes Dates Under Review

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced its decision on Tuesday to reschedule the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to September 5, 2020, and the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020, to September 4, 2020. These dates […]

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Sunland Derby Cancelled As Sunland Park Shuts Down Live Racing

The Sunland Derby, a $700,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race scheduled to be run next Sunday, March 22, has been cancelled. Sunland Park announced on Sunday that it will comply with the New Mexico governor’s request to shut down operations for two to three weeks in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “Yesterday […]

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‘Very Consistent’ Sole Volante Will Point To Wood Memorial

Owner Dean Reeves, who operates Reeves Thoroughbred Racing alongside his wife Patti, said it’s important to prepare a horse for the Kentucky Derby over a surface similar to Churchill Downs. That is one reason why graded stakes-winner Sole Volante will point towards the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by Resorts World Casino on April […]

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Churchill Will Delay Re-Opening Of Stable Areas Until March 31

After consultation with local public health officials, Churchill Downs Racetrack announced Saturday amid public health concerns regarding COVID-19 that it will delay the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs Racetrack and the auxiliary training center Trackside for two weeks until Tuesday, March 31. The stable areas have been closed since Dec. 31 […]

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