In Kentucky, the company owns its flagship track, Churchill Downs; Ellis Park; and co-owns Kentucky Downs. It also owns Hoosier Park in Indiana, Arlington Park in Illinois, Hollywood Park in California, and Calder Race Course in Florida.
Churchill Downs as hired a vice president of sales who will oversee all sponsorship efforts for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, as well as sales initiatives at all racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Inc.Tyrone Tubbs, a native of Milwaukee, Wis., most recently served as director of corporate sponsorship for Major League Baseball Properties, where sponsorship revenue grew by 52% in 1998, his first year on the job, and another 39% in 1999. Tubbs oversaw negotiations to renew corporate sponsorships and recruited non-traditional companies.Tubbs also has worked for Coca-Cola USA, Miller Brewing Co., Walt Disney Co., and Pepsi-Cola. "I welcome the opportunity to strengthen the status of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks as premier sporting events -- and to working with the other CDI tracks as we continue to make our brand of racing the best the industry can offer."