Churchill Downs will add dime superfectas to its wagering menu beginning with the 11-race racing program on May 11.
Churchill Downs Incorporated and Bay Meadows Land Company announced completion of the sale of Hollywood Park racetrack and surrounding acreage at the Inglewood, Calif., site Sept. 23 for $257.5 million.
A June 6 meeting of horsemen's associations from around the country produced constructive dialogue and could lead to a regular exchange of information, officials said.
Churchill Downs has appointed Stacey Meier to serve as the track's director of marketing. The native of Fort Wayne, Ind., most recently served as director of marketing for the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network, a post she had held since 2003.
The Churchill Downs Simulcast Network' announced Friday it is partnering with the Dubai Racing Club to serve as the North and South American host of the 2005 Dubai Carnival of Racing.
The pari-mutuel industry April 9 officially acknowledged an initiative designed to upgrade the infrastructure of wagering systems and improve security and network capabilities.
Robert Decker, previously executive vice president and chief financial officer for Churchill Downs Inc., has opened a Louisville, Ky., consulting practice that will provide advisory services to racetrack companies and racing support companies, as well as Kentucky-based firms in other industries.
Average daily interstate simulcast handle rose but on-track wagering and attendance declined during the 70-day meet at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., that ended Thursday.
Representatives of the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network and the Southern Racing Cooperative approved a new agreement Oct. 19 to allow the export of CDSN racing signals to SRC member racetracks. Terms were not disclosed.
The simulcasting of Churchill Downs Simulcast Network signals from Calder Race Course, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park and Hoosier Park has resumed at Lone Star Park after a five-day hiatus. A verbal agreement was reached between Lone Star Park and CDSN Wednesday morning, shortly after Lone Star withdrew from the Southern Racing Cooperative.
The Southern Racing Cooperative, currently in a dispute with the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network over fees charged for signals, said Nov. 17 it has been approached by 10 racetracks that want to join the organization.
Churchill Downs Simulcast Network will offer wagering on the Oct. 5 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) through its Chicago-area racetrack, Arlington Park.
Hoosier Park will kick off its ninth season of Thoroughbred racing Aug. 29 with a streamlined program: Because of the presence of second racetrack in Indiana, purses are down a substantial $80,000 to $90,000 a day from 2002.
The Mid-Atlantic Cooperative and the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network continued negotiations April 24 in the wake of a standoff that threatens simulcast of the May 3 Kentucky Derby to wagering outlets in the Mid-Atlantic region.
A revamped Indiana Horse Racing Commission granted approval July 2 for the proposed Indianapolis Downs to build and operate an off-track betting parlor in Evansville, not far from Ellis Park in Kentucky.
Churchill Downs has relaunched the official 2002 Kentucky Derby Web site, www.kentuckyderby.com .
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