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Churchill Announces $60 Million Investment In Louisville Historical Racing Facility

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted at its meeting Tuesday to grant Churchill Downs Inc. permission to offer wagering on historical horse racing. The approval is conditional upon CDI submitting additional details about its plans for a new facility at the Trackside Training Center to the commission and its staff for review. There was one dissenting vote. […]

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New Condition, Bad Chalk? Shapiro Discusses Identification Of Vulnerable Favorites

Short-priced horses generally aren’t going to win their backers enough money to write home about, so TwinSpires.com‘s Scott Shapiro has come out with a series discussing different ways to identify a vulnerable favorite, or a short-priced horse which is likely to lose. “One of the most common instances of this occurs when horses that have performed […]

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Hanson: Three Grade 1 Longshot Picks On Belmont Stakes Day

Vance Hanson at TwinSpires.com has provided a trio of longshot picks on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card, each of which may offer bettors significant value on a day poised to generate significant handle across the board. Already NYRA has announced a 32 percent increase in total handle over the first two days of the Belmont Stakes […]

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TwinSpires Offers Customers Chance To Use ‘Swarm Intelligence’

According to a report in Forbes, Churchill Downs will again utilize artificial intelligence company Unanimous A.I. to provide expert picks for this weekend’s Kentucky Derby. Unanimous A.I. uses swarm intelligence, which synthesizes information into an algorithm from a group of experts, which is designed to amplify the accuracy and decision making of the group. Last year, […]

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TOC Says TwinSpires Now In Compliance With Geolocation Tracking, Restores Signal

Thoroughbred Owners of California chief executive officer Greg Avioli said the in-state signal has been restored to the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned advance deposit wager company TwinSpires in time for Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby program from Santa Anita Park. On Thursday, TOC officials withdrew consent for TwinSpires to accept wagers from California residents on California races […]

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The Friday Show: Failure To Coordinate, Off-Track Woes?

The issue of not coordinating off times for major races struck again last weekend, much to the displeasure of fans and horseplayers. Plus, Twinspires bettors in California may be shut out of playing the state’s racetracks due to the lack of an agreement concerning on-track versus off-track wagers. In this edition of The Friday Show, […]

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UPDATED: Thoroughbred Owners Of California, TwinSpires In Dispute Over On-Track ADW Wagers

During Thursday’s meeting of the California Horse Racing Board, Thoroughbred Owners of California chief executive officer Greg Avioli said his organization has withdrawn consent for the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned ADW company TwinSpires to accept wagers from California residents. The decision, Avioli said, stems from TwinSpires not meeting a deadline – agreed to by TwinSpires and three other […]

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Reports 8 Percent Increase In Net Revenue In 2016

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (CDI or Company) today reported business results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. Fourth Quarter 2016 Highlights Record net revenue of $278.3 million, up 2% over the prior year $23.7 million gain on sale of excess land at Calder Record net income of $26.8 million and […]

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NHC Rookie Hoping To Hit Early, Get ‘Goose Egg’ Off The Board

Barry Northern, 60, is a lifelong racing fan who has never lived more than a few miles from Churchill Downs and now works as the Kentucky Derby Museum’s assistant manager of visitor services after spending most of his adult life selling golf equipment. Northern is a first-time qualifier for the $2.9 million DRF/NTRA National Handicapping […]

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Illinois Horsemen’s Organizations Urge Governor, Racing Board To End ‘Recapture’ Of Revenue By Racetracks

The following statement is from the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association and Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association. In the words of the horsemen’s organizations, the statement is a “plea to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Join Us in Asking the Illinois Racing Board to Stop Racetracks from Raiding Purse Dollars and Destroying Illinois Jobs.” Illinois regulators […]

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