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Room(s) With A View: Inside The Mansion At Churchill Downs

In the past, when the rich and famous have attended the Kentucky Derby, the area of Churchill Downs that they’ve viewed the race from most likely has been Millionaires Row. While Millionaires Row is still just as swanky, there’s a new area in the Churchill Downs’ clubhouse that even more exclusive and posh – The […]

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‘It’s Robbery Here’: Repole Vents About Churchill’s High Prices

Prices have risen so much at Churchill Downs, it has even Mike Repole complaining. “It’s cheaper to buy a mansion than be in the Mansion,” Repole told the New York Daily News in a recent interview. The Mansion is the new luxury suite at Churchill Downs, which replaced the press box. The press box is […]

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Seats in The Mansion at Churchill Downs nearly sold out

Churchill Downs is close to selling out seats in The Mansion, the new high-end premium venue at the racetrack, according to a report in Business First. Close to half the seats were purchased by Louisville businessman Ulysses ‘Junior’ Bridgeman according to the article. The former University of Louisville and NBA player purchased 150 of the […]

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Hospitality firm owned by Cowboys, Yankees hired to sell tickets to The Mansion at Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs has retained a company co-owned by the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees to sell spaces to its new luxury accommodation named The Mansion at Churchill Downs, according to a report in Sports Business Journal. Legends Hospitality, which previously marketed suites at Cowboys Stadium, and is currently offering premier seating options at the […]

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Forbes: Churchill’s ‘Mansion’- Insensitive and tone-deaf?

Earlier this week, officials at Churchill Downs announced their new $9 million renovation project, which includes an area called ‘The Mansion’. The Mansion will be located on the sixth floor, in what used to be the media center. It will cater to the ‘rich and famous’, and will be by invitation only. Construction crews are […]

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Churchill’s old paddock demolished with little fanfare

As Churchill Downs begins to transform parts of their facility to make way for The Mansion, there has been little fanfare or ceremony recognizing what history is in the process of being demolished, writes Jennie Rees in her blog for the Louisville Courier-Journal. The historic Paddock Pavilion, which was the site of the original paddock […]

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Churchill Downs announces $9 million renovation plan, unveils ‘The Mansion’

Churchill Downs, the home for 138 years of the world famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, has announced $9 million in renovations highlighted by  unveiled design plans and details for The Mansion at Churchill Downs, a spectacular new venue that will meld the legendary past of the historic track with an exciting future to […]

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Move Over Media: Here comes ‘The Mansion’

I suppose the first question at Tuesday’s press conference to outline plans for The Mansion at Churchill Downs will be, “What about us?” The proposed upscale Mansion, described by CDI chairman Bob Evans as “the pinnacle of live sporting event experiences,” is expected to be located in what is currently known as the Joe Hirsch […]

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Churchill Downs reveals elements of ‘The Mansion’

Bob Evans, chairman and chief executive officer of Churchill Downs, Inc., released a prepared statement that described elements of what ‘The Mansion’ will be like at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby in 2013, reports the Courier-Journal. It will be like a “fabulous southern mansion” with a library, sitting room, dining room, […]

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