Keyword: Churchill Downs Inc.

  • CDI chief executive officer William Carstanjen

    In Nearly $1 Billion Deal, Churchill Sells Big Fish

    Just more than three years after purchasing Big Fish Games, Churchill Downs Inc. has opted to sell its mobile gaming subsidiary for nearly $1 billion and says it will focus its energy on Thoroughbred racing and casino gaming.

  • Churchill Repurchases Shares from Duchossois Group

    Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that it has repurchased 1,000,000 shares of its common stock for $158.78 per share from an affiliate of The Duchossois Group, Inc. in a privately negotiated transaction.

  • NTRA Logo

    Churchill Downs Inc. Rejoins NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced March 30 that Churchill Downs Inc. has rejoined the organization and that Bill Mudd, president and chief operating officer of CDI, has been appointed to the NTRA's Board of Directors. 

  • Kentucky Derby week revenue increased this year

    CDI Reports 27% Increase in Net Income

    Continued growth in the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fueled an increase in earnings for the racing segment of Churchill Downs Inc. in the second quarter of 2016.

  • A vintage postcard of Ocean Downs

    CDI Eyes Maryland Presence With Ocean Downs

    Casino at Ocean Downs, a harness track on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, is in the process of being purchased by Churchill Downs Inc. and Saratoga Casino Holdings from Delaware Park owner William Rickman.

  • Phantom Dollars Flood Track's Double Pool

    A computer glitch linked to United Tote resulted in more than $100,000 in bogus wagers pouring into a daily double pool in late April at Plainridge Park, a Massachusetts Standardbred track.

  • Churchill Downs is preparing for Kentucky Derby week

    CDI Reports Productive First Quarter

    In advance of what it anticipates will be another successful Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week, Churchill Downs Inc. April 28 reported net income of $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2016.

  • Churchill will host Kentucky Derby May 7

    NY OTBs, CDI Resume Rocky Simulcast Talks

    With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fast approaching, New York's off-track betting corporations and Churchill Downs Inc. have resumed negotiations to end a bitter dispute over simulcast fees.

  • Churchill Downs wrapped up a successful fall meet Nov. 29

    Business Strong at Churchill Downs Fall Meet

    Total pari-mutuel handle during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet was $104,626,990, up 9.9% from $95,225,065 for a 24-day fall meet in 2014. Average daily handle jumped 25.6% to $4,982,238 from $3,967,711 in 2014.

  • CDI Reports Increase in Earnings, Revenue

    Churchill Downs Inc. reported a 19% increase in net earnings for the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same three months last year, and attributed a 61% spike in net revenue for the quarter to Big Fish Games.

  • New York OTBs, CDI at Odds Over Host Fees

    New York's five off-track betting corporations said they have cut ties with Churchill Downs Inc. and won't offer signals from tracks owned by the company or tracks that contract with CDI to sell their simulcast signals.

  • Churchill Downs Stock Price Soars

    A day after Churchill Downs (CHDN) reported record second-quarter earnings, the company's stock price soared July 30 on the NASDAQ, setting a record high and closing up 5.55%.

  • Gulfstream Park West

    CDI Plans to Demolish Calder Grandstand

    Calder Casino & Race Course is said to be planning to demolish its seven-story grandstand/clubhouse building beginning in December after a two-month meet operated by Gulfstream Park.

  • Churchill Sues DRF Over Derby, Oaks Wagers

    Churchill Downs Inc. has filed suit against Daily Racing Form, alleging the company's DRF Bets wagering service violated the Interstate Horseracing Act when it took bets on this year's Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

  • CDI Reports Record $194.3M in Derby Day Bets

    All-sources pari-mutuel handle on the 13-race Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program May 2 totaled a record $194.3 million, up 4% from $186.6 million in 2014, Churchill Downs Inc. said.

  • Churchill Downs Inc. Looking Forward to Derby

    After a record-breaking first quarter for Churchill Downs Inc., company officials expect more good news as one executive predicts record revenues from Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) week.

  • The fence at Calder

    No Movement on Plans for Calder Barn Area

    Calder and Churchill Downs Inc. still have not applied for any of the permits required to tear down barns and put up new structures, the head of the development department for the city of Miami Gardens said.

  • Mike Ziegler

    Ziegler to Head Racing for Churchill Tracks

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced Jan. 16 that Mike Ziegler has been named to its new post of executive director of racing. Ziegler will assume his position Jan. 26 and will report directly to CDI president Bill Mudd.

  • Gulfstream to Build More Temporary Stalls

    Gulfstream Park plans to build an additional 200 temporary stalls for horses that are facing eviction from the stables at neighboring Calder Casino & Race Course, officials of the Florida HBPA said.

  • Sign posted on the fence with Jan. 1 deadline.

    Horses Not Evicted From Calder Just Yet

    Calder Casino & Race Course reportedly is considering an extension of its Jan. 1 eviction deadline for the approximately 300 horses that remain stabled in a recently fenced-in area of its barn area.

  • The fence at Gulfstream Park West.

    Commentary: 600 Horses With No Place to Live

    As many in the Thoroughbred industry are aware, there is an ongoing dispute regarding stabling at the track formerly known as Calder Race Course, now operating as Gulfstream Park West.