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  • Market Competitor Doesn't Sit Well With CDI

    Churchill Downs Inc. and Daily Racing Form are at odds over the publishing company's launch of an advance deposit wagering system powered by XpressBet.com, which is owned by CDI rival MI Developments.

  • Churchill to Benefit Charity on Oaks Day

    Churchill Downs, host of the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, have announced a partnership to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness and research.

  • CDI: Multi-Year Proposal for 'Cup

    Churchill Downs Inc. says it is sincerely interested in hosting the Breeders' Cup World Championships, so much so that it offered what it considered an "innovative" multi-year plan for regularly staging the annual event at its signature namesake track starting in 2009.

  • CDI Approved to Operate Wagering Hub in Oregon

    Churchill Downs Inc. has received approval to operate an account wagering hub in Oregon and plans to have its new betting service, twinspires.com, operational before the spring meet begins at Churchill Downs April 28.

  • Account-Bet Dispute Continues; Hawthorne Signal in Jeopardy

    Churchill Downs Inc. exercised its contractual rights in regard to an account wagering dispute in Illinois by revoking permission for TVG sub-licensees to take bets on the Arlington Park signal, a company official said a day after the Arlington meet ended. Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether the Hawthorne Race Course signal would be available through TVG or other account wagering outlets.

  • Fair Grounds, being repaired due to damage from Hurricane Katrina.

    Horsemen Adamant About Meet in New Orleans

    As Churchill Downs Inc. continues to assess whether Fair Grounds will be ready to host its 2006-07 meet beginning in late November, the president of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said anything less than a live meet in New Orleans would bring "strong opposition" from the organization.

  • Fair Grounds Security Official Recalls Katrina

    Fair Grounds' assistant security chief Jim Schanbien, along with seven co-workers, showed dedication to their city and the historic New Orleans racetrack by volunteering to remain to help firefighters during the blustery violence of Hurricane Katrina and its watery aftermath.

  • Fair Grounds Damage Unknown; Track Used as Staging Area

    As Hurricane Katrina moved through New Orleans Monday, the Fair Grounds racetrack sustained some structural damage and the track was being used as a staging area from which rescue vehicles and personnel could work.

  • CDI Cuts Off Betting Services, Tightens Standards

    Churchill Downs Inc. has suspended its business relationship with wagering services named in an indictment over alleged illegal gambling and race-fixing, and also is tightening standards for all account wagering services that take signals from the company's racetracks.

  • 'Pasture Party' at Churchill Raises $67,000 for TRF

    For the third year in a row, Churchill Downs Inc. hosted the "Out To Pasture "Party, a benefit for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. More than $67,000 was raised for the organization.