historical racing

Henderson Planning Commission Approves Ellis Park’s Plans For New Historical Racing Facility

During a video conference call on Tuesday evening, the Henderson Planning Commission voted to approve plans submitted by Ellis Park to add a 61,000 square foot historical racing facility in the parking lot behind the clubhouse, reports The Gleaner. “This is an important project that we needed to keep on track,” the commission’s executive director […]

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Churchill To Apply For Second Northern Kentucky Parimutuel License

Churchill Downs, Inc. will apply for a second parimutuel wagering license in Northern Kentucky, according to Louisville Business First, in order to move simulcasting off-site and complete major renovations at Turfway Park. The construction at Turfway, which CDI purchased last year, is expected to take more than a year. During Thursday’s quarterly earnings call, CEO […]

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Churchill Downs Receives Approval For 5,500 Additional Historical Racing Terminals

This Tuesday, the Daily Racing Form reported that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved Churchill Downs’ proposals to install an additional 5,500 historical racing terminals. At Churchill’s newly-purchased Turfway Park, the commission approved the installation of up to 2,500 new machines, while the other 3,000 will be split between the company’s Louisville-based Derby City Gaming and […]

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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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Ellis Park Announces Monday Make-Up Card After Heat Cancellations

After canceling live racing for both Friday and Saturday because of the forecast for extreme heat, Ellis Park announced that it will conduct a special Monday card on July 29 to make up some of the canceled races. Ellis officials are optimistic that racing can be held Sunday, when the temperature is supposed to cool […]

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New Ellis Park Owners Describe Plans For ‘Really Phenomenal Facility’

Ellis Park’s new ownership group described at a news conference Friday its plans and vision to transform the 97-year-old track into a year-round entertainment and gaming destination while also pledging to work to further enhance horse racing. In that regard, an expanded turf course that will allow more grass racing and the addition of racetrack […]

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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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