Mike Ogburn has been named director of investor relations for Churchill Downs Inc. Ogburn will oversee CDI's investor relations program and serve as the primary contact for investors who want to learn more about the company. He will also serve as a member of the corporate communications team and manage various public relations projects. ...Blue Ribbon Downs will hold a sale of donated items on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, in the paddock area of the racetrack. All proceeds of the sale will be contributed to the NTRA Charities -- New York Heroes Fund. Blue Ribbon Downs will wave the general admission charges on both days and suggests a cash donation to the fund in lieu of admission charges. ...Mike McCarty paid a top price of $110,000 for a son of Devil's Bay during Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September yearling sale. Asmussen Horse Center, as agent, consigned the yearling named Devil's Cowboy. The chestnut colt is out of For Kicks, a graded stakes winner. During Wednesday's session, Keeneland sold 259 horses for $5,164,800, an average of $19,941 and a median of $14,000. At the same session last year, 276 horses brought $6,529,700, an average of $23,658 and a median of $16,500. (Results From Keeneland)...Thoroughbred Charities of America has approved a grant of $50,000 for The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's newly created "NTRA Charities--New York Heroes Fund." The fund has been established to benefit the families of the fire fighters, police officers, emergency services personnel and other victims who perished in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11...Julia R. Offutt and Jason Kilgore have been promoted by EQUIX Biomechanics, a Lexington-based bloodstock advisory firm. Offutt has been named senior analyst, and Kilgore director of racing and digital technology.

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