Keyword: Corey Johnsen

  • Kentucky Downs

    KHRC Panel Defers Action on Some 2014 Dates

    A panel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has deferred action on 2014 racing dates for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs to give those two tracks an opportunity to work out overlapping requests for three dates.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Applies for September Race Dates

    After much deliberating, KHRC committee members voted to reconvene at a later date to make their final recommendations for 2013 race dates in question to the full commission, which meets Oct. 17.

  • Churchill Increases Kentucky Downs Investment

    Churchill Downs Inc. has invested at least an additional $1 million in Kentucky Downs, the track in South Central Kentucky that has reaped millions in revenues from Instant Racing machines introduced last fall.

  • Instant Racing Machine

    Kentucky Downs: 'Canary in the Coal Mine'

    Amid the uncertainty of reception in the marketplace and a lingering legal challenge, Kentucky Downs officially christened expanded pari-mutuel wagering via Instant Racing machines during an evening reception Aug. 30.

  • Kentucky Downs

    KY Downs' Instant Racing to be First Class

    The president of Kentucky Downs said the track is nearing completion of work needed to implement a form of Instant Racing and that it will be a "first class" operation and that the opening date will be announced soon.

  • Horsemen to Help Defray Instant Racing Costs

    When Kentucky Downs becomes the first Kentucky track to implement Instant Racing, it will do so with the takeout from the electronic games allocated to purses during the first year being used to help defray startup costs.

  • Corey Johnsen

    Johnsen: Instant Racing to Boost Industry

    The president of Kentucky Downs says action by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission July 14 approving a new form of exotic wagering that uses electronic machines will provide an economic and morale boost to the industry.

  • Jockeys' Guild Assembly in Arizona Dec. 7-8

    The Jockeys' Guild will conduct its annual Assembly Dec. 7-8 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the University of Arizona's 2009 Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • Ellis Park

    Racing Cutbacks at Two Kentucky Tracks

    Facing the harsh realities posed by a weak economy and stiff competition from racetracks in nearby states with more lucrative purses boosted by alternative gaming, two Kentucky tracks April 7 received permission to cut their live race dates this year.

  • Ellis Park

    Kentucky Racing Industry 'at Risk'

    Representatives of two Kentucky Thoroughbred tracks said they will be forced to reduce racing dates due to declining economic conditions, with the owner of Ellis Park saying his track would not race in 2010 unless alternative gaming is legalized in the Bluegrass State.

  • On-Track Business Up at Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs wrapped up its 16th season of live racing with increases in on-track business for its six-day turf-only race meet that ended Sept. 23.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs To Host Fall Meet

    Kentucky Downs is gearing up to host its live race season this September. The southern Kentucky track's fall meet will include six days of turf contests from Sept. 13-23.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Announces Stakes Schedule

    Highlighted by the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) and the return of Steeplechase racing to Kentucky Downs, the 2008 stakes schedule was released today for Kentucky Downs' upcoming live meeting, which runs from Sept. 13-23.

  • Kentucky Downs Reports Handle Gains

    Kentucky Downs concluded its 2007 meet with its second-highest on-track handle and third-largest total handle in the racetrack's 17-year history, officials said closing day, Sept. 25.

  • Lang Named Senior Racing Advisor at Kentucky Downs

    Chick Lang, known as the father of the modern day Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been named senior racing advisor at Kentucky Downs, the track's president Corey Johnsen announced today Aug. 15.

  • Sale Final on Kentucky Downs

    Closing is now finalized on the sale of the Kentucky Downs racetrack in Franklin, Ky., and the new majority owners have hit the ground running in preparation for hosting the fall race meeting, Sept. 15-25.

  • Corey Johnsen, has resigned his position with Magna Entertainment.

    Johnsen Resigns Magna Post; Joins Investors Acquiring Track

    Corey Johnsen has resigned as president of Magna Entertainment Corp. southern operations to join a group of private investors that is in the process of acquiring controlling interest of another North American racetrack.

  • Lone Star Switching to 4-Day Week in 2007

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Wednesday was granted 99 live racing dates for 2007, including a 67-date spring Thoroughbred season that will cover 16 weeks from April 12 through July 29.