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Churchill, Horsemen Reach ADW Agreement

Churchill, Horsemen Reach ADW Agreement

Churchill Downs has announced it has come to terms with horsemen over advance deposit wagering splits for the 2009 spring meeting at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack. The meet begins April 25.

Churchill President Addresses University Students

Churchill Downs president Steve Sexton gave students in the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program tips on how to grow a company in a mature industry, improve customer relations, and find new ways to market horse racing.

Hoosier's Brian Elmore New G.M. at Ellis Park

Brian Elmore, an administrator at Hoosier Park for the past 10 years, has been appointed vice president and general manager at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs announced Jan. 11.

Tornado Causes Wide-Spread Damage in Ocala

Tornado Causes Wide-Spread Damage in Ocala

A suspected tornado that tore a path through Ocala, Fla. Thursday afternoon caused wide-spread damage to area horse farms, but early reports indicate no equine deaths or significant injuries were incurred.

Strangles Report Shows Decline in Cases

The number of confirmed cases of the equine disease known as strangles has declined and there is no evidence that the disease has spread, results of a second round of tests performed on horses quarantined in a pair of barns at Churchill Downs' Trackside Louisville training center show.

Ellis Park: Five-Day Week, Commitment from CDI

Ellis Park is expected to return to a five-day live racing week next year on the heels of a 2004 meet that produced an increase in total handle but double-digit decreases in average daily handle and on-track business.

Churchill Hires Hettel as Racing Consultant

Bernie Hettel, the former chief state steward and executive director of the defunct Kentucky Racing Commission, has been hired by Churchill Downs as a consultant on racing issues.

Churchill to Maintain Enhanced Security for Oaks, Derby

Enhanced security measures used the past two years for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will once again be in effect for this year's runnings, officials for Churchill Downs said Wednesday.

TRA Adds Board Members

The Thoroughbred Racing Association's (TRA) board of directors elected several new directors Thursday at its regular board meeting in Tucson.

Sexton Replacing Mordell as Arlington Park President

Steve Sexton, who left Lone Star Park in Texas earlier this year to become executive vice president of Arlington Park, has been named president of the suburban Chicago racetrack. The announcement was made by Thomas Meeker, chief executive officer of Churchill Downs Inc., which acquired Arlington in a stock merger last September, and by Richard Duchossois, Arlington's former owner and the largest individual shareholder of CDI stock.

Sexton Named Executive VP Of Arlington

Steve Sexton is the new executive vice president of Arlington Park. The announcement was made Monday by John Long, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") (Nasdaq: CHDN). Sexton will report directly to Scott Mordell, Arlington's president and chief executive officer.

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