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CDI Implements Safety/Welfare Policies

CDI Implements Safety/Welfare Policies

Churchill Downs Inc. has announced a series of new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses. The measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the this year's Kentucky Derby and will include standardized third-party testing of track surfaces and comprehensive testing of all winning horses for more than 100 prohibited drugs.

HANA's Top Tracks - #5 Churchill Downs

HANA's Top Tracks - #5 Churchill Downs

The Horseplayers Association of North America regularly rates the 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Featured exclusively on BloodHorse.com is a countdown of the top 10 tracks. Churchill Downs is #5.

Barbaro Memorial Unveiling Set for April

Barbaro Memorial Unveiling Set for April

The public unveiling of a bronze statue to celebrate the life of 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro will take place at Churchill Downs April 26. The announcement came on the second anniversary of Barbaro's passing on Jan. 29, 2007.

ECB Equine Spa Comes to Churchill

ECB Equine Spa Comes to Churchill

John Christensen has teamed with Churchill Downs to install an equine hydrotherapy spa product and service at the Churchill Downs Trackside Training Center on Poplar Level Road in Louisville.

Churchill Downs Adds Horse Power to Kentucky Derby

The owner of the 3-year-old Thoroughbred that wins the 2006 running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 6 at Churchill Downs will take home the largest share of the race's $2 million purse, but that victorious owner will also become the first in Derby history to be handed the keys to an International RXT truck.

Fanta-Bet Debuts at Churchill Thursday

Racing fans at Churchill Downs will be the first in America to have the opportunity to participate in Fanta-Bet, a competition wagering concept from United Tote beginning on Nov. 3.

Kentucky Can't Pinpoint Origin of Strangles Cases

Kentucky legislators received assurances July 13 the state is well equipped to handle future equine disease outbreaks, but they got no answers to questions about the origin of the strangles cases earlier this spring at the Churchill Downs Trackside Training Center.

Churchill Launches 'Speakers Bureau'

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Churchill Downs has launched its first-ever "Speakers Bureau" to make representatives from all areas of the historic track available for participation in events and gatherings sponsored by business, community, and social groups.

Jim Gates Named G.M. at Churchill Downs

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Jim Gates, the vice president for administration for Churchill Downs who has served as acting general manager of the track since 2002, has been appointed general manager.

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