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Fair Grounds Plan Calls for Track to be Auctioned

Fair Grounds, after failing to reach an agreement with Churchill Downs Inc. on a sale of the track, filed in bankruptcy court Monday evening a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that would allow for an auction of the track through the court.

Churchill Addresses Kentucky Derby Seating

Patrons accustomed to a bird's-eye view of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) from Millionaires' Row will instead be watching from the infield this year as a consequence of Churchill Downs $95 million clubhouse renovation.

Steel Construction Concludes In Renovation At Churchill

Churchill Downs reached another milestone in its historic $121 million renovation Tuesday as the final steel beam was lifted into place in the large section of the track's clubhouse that is being completely rebuilt in the project.

Former CDI Financial Chief Decker Now Consultant

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.

Duchossois Receives Eclipse Award of Merit

Duchossois Receives Eclipse Award of Merit

Richard L. "Dick" Duchossois, who brought Arlington Park back from the ashes, and then saw the track become a part of Churchill Downs Inc., has been selected to receive an Eclipse Award of Merit.

Churchill Celebrates Construction Progress with Topping Off Ceremony

Churchill Celebrates Construction Progress with Topping Off Ceremony

Churchill Downs marked a milestone in the second phase of its sweeping $121 million renovation on Wednesday when a special beam was lifted into place at the highest point of the track's rebuilt Clubhouse to highlight a "Topping Off" ceremony in the track's paddock.

Churchill Ceremony to Mark Project's Progress

Churchill Downs will mark the progress of its sweeping $121 million renovation next week when it holds a special "Topping Off" ceremony. The track has asked its fans to leave their imprint on the renovated facility by adding their signatures to a steel beam that will be placed at its highest point.

CDI Revenue Dips in Third Quarter

Fewer racing dates and an unfavorable racing commission ruling led net revenue for Churchill Downs Inc. to drop by 6% during the third quarter of the year.

Another Churchill Project: Marketing the New Suites

The fall meet at Churchill Downs may not begin until Oct. 26, but track officials having been wooing prospective occupants for the recently completed fifth- and sixth-floors of the new Jockey Club suites, which officially opened Sept. 8.

Churchill Unveils Kentucky Derby 130 Logo

Churchill Unveils Kentucky Derby 130 Logo

The world famous Twin Spires, traditional Derby roses, and a horse and rider in full flight are among the key design elements of Churchill Downs' official logo for the 130th running of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1, 2004.

It's Double Shifts as Churchill Plows Through Rebuild

Construction crews at Churchill Downs are working double shifts in an effort to complete the steel skeleton of the racetrack's new six-story clubhouse before the start of the fall meet Oct. 26.

Meeker: Wagering Products Must Match Customer Demand

Meeker: Wagering Products Must Match Customer Demand

Churchill Downs Inc. will look to develop products that suit its patrons under a new customer relationship management program expected to have "dramatic" results, CDI president Tom Meeker said June 19 during the company's annual shareholder meeting in Louisville, Ky.

Churchill Downs Next Bobblehead: Seattle Slew

Seattle Slew, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown in 1977 and racing's only unbeaten Triple Crown champion, will be featured in Churchill Downs' next bobblehead giveaway on Sunday, June 8 as the latest offering in the track's "Triple Crown Heroes of the 1970's" collectible series.

Move Over, Clyde!

Move Over, Clyde!

Funny Cide, who was beaten just a half-length by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Empire Maker in the Wood Memorial (gr. I), sprung the upset Saturday at Churchill Downs. He became the first New York-bred to ever win the Derby and the first gelding to take the roses since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.

Frankel Having Huge Day at Churchill

Frankel Having Huge Day at Churchill

After Juddmonte Farms' filly Sightseek won the Humana Distaff (gr. I), trainer Bobby Frankel had his third graded stakes winner on Saturday's card, leading up to his sending out Empire Maker in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

Aldeberan Wins First Stakes on Derby Day

Aldeberan, known for his many second-place finishes, did not finish second Saturday in the Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II). Under Jerry Bailey, he won the seven-furlong stakes as the 6-5 favorite, withstanding an objection from Tony Farina, who rode second-place finisher Pass Rush.

Kentucky Oaks Day Handle Up

Wagering Friday on Kentucky Oaks Day was up both on and off track, Churchill Downs officials announced.

New Tote Security Measures Announced

New Tote Security Measures Announced

The NTRA's wagering technology working group on Friday called for three intitial, concrete steps to improve electronic wagering security in an effort to increase customer confidence. The steps will be implemented immediately by Churchill Downs, Magna Entertainment, and the New York Racing Association, as well as by the three largest totalisator companies. Other racetracks and off-track wagering operators were expected to sign on as well.

First Out to Pasture Party a Success

Churchill Downs Inc. raised $101,000 to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation during its inaugural "Out to Pasture Party."

Churchill Downs to Keep Some Tax Revenue

Churchill Downs will become a special taxing district under an ordinance approved by the Louisville Board of Aldermen, and as such will retain 80% of tax revenue generated by its capital improvement plan.

Stock Slump Drags Down Racing Stocks

Public companies with ties to Thoroughbred racing slumped from 1-20% Monday as the resignation of Tyco International's chairman and growing investor skepticism dragged down the entire market.

You's Work Pleases a Confident Frankel

If you blinked, you might have missed You on Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs. As soon as the regular break for renovation work was finished about 8:30, she trotted onto the track, jogged down the backstretch, and then blew out three furlongs in :37 3/5 with jockey Joe Deegan in the irons.

Churchill Stock Continues to Rally, MTR Gaming Slips

The approval of electronic pull-tabs in Indiana and the introduction of video lottery legislation in Kentucky pushed Churchill Downs stock up $1.80 to $41.80 per share Tuesday. On the flip side, MTR Gaming was downgraded by a major investment bank and its stock dropped 8.8%

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