Derby City Gaming

Churchill Downs’ September Meet Kicks Off Friday With Record $8.3 Million In Purses

Horse racing on the thriving Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 13) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its seventh September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 29. What a difference a year makes. Heck, what a difference six […]

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Churchill Commits To Add Hotel, Historical Racing Machines By 2021 Derby

A hotel on the clubhouse turn will be the latest change to the iconic skyline of Churchill Downs, according to wdrb.com. CEO Bill Carstanjen told investors on Thursday’s quarterly earnings call that the hotel is expected to be finished before the 2021 Kentucky Derby. The success of the Churchill-owned Derby City Gaming’s historical racing machines ($9 […]

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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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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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Purses See Significant Jump During Churchill Downs Fall Meet

The recently-concluded Fall Meet at Churchill Downs distributed record prize money for horsemen and delivered a great deal of substance for horseplayers as numerous memorable moments were produced during the historic Louisville racetrack’s action-packed, four-week stand. The popular 21-day Fall Meet, which ran from Oct. 28 through Nov. 25, was spearheaded by a record-equaling ninth […]

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Churchill’s Derby City Gaming Cutting Into Southern Indiana Casino Profits

Churchill Downs, Inc. opened a $65 million facility called Derby City Gaming in mid-September housing 900 historical racing machines, and the Courier-Journal reports that Southern Indiana’s full-scale casinos have already felt the impact of the new competition. Specifically, Horseshoe Southern Indiana has seen declines in the slots volume of play, with $143.7 million this October compared […]

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Caesars Bullish On Proposed Historical Racing, Harness Track In Kentucky

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Friday is expected to award a new harness racing license to one of three applicants: Kentucky Downs, a joint venture of Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland, or Caesars Entertainment. The first two groups are pretty well known in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Downs has built a highly successful year-round […]

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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 Opens New Historical Racing Facility In Louisville

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is celebrating the grand opening of Derby City Gaming, a $65 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine (HRM) facility located at 4520 Poplar Level Road in Louisville, Ky. State and local officials and members of the horse racing community are joining the CDI team today to officially open the entertainment facility to the public. […]

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