The 19 entries in the Kentucky Derby are undergoing final preparations for tomorrow’s race. The field was reduced by one with the removal of Uncle Mo, who continues to struggle with a stomach ailment diagnosed about a month ago. Three women will try to make Derby history. Kathy Rivko, who underwent a heart transplant two […]
The post positions are set for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The early favorite, at 4-1, is Dialed In, who drew the number eight post position. Uncle Mo is the second favorite, at 9-2, and will break from the number 18 hole. He’s still questionable for the Derby, however because of a lingering gastrointestinal problem. The third […]
Churchill Downs Incorporated CEO Bob Evans will be promoted in June. In addition to his duties as CEO, Evans will also chair the CDI board when current chairman Carl Pollard retires. Pollard has been chair for ten years, and the company has previously kept the two positions separate. Evans will cede the title of president […]
Revenues increased 24% last year to more than $585 million. Company officials are withholding comment until a conference call Tuesday morning, but in a statement, they attribute the gains to three areas: the Calder Casino in Florida; the acquisition of a wagering system website; and the growth of the company’s official website.
Instant Racing is not the same as slot machine gambling, but it is similar. The results are not completely random, but there’s not enough information available for experienced handicappers to use traditional horse race wagering strategies.
The Downs After Dark event Friday is the only one in the fall meet. Spokesperson Darren Rogers says if it’s successful, the events will return next fall.
The highlight of the event will be the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Championship on Saturday, when the undefeated mare Zenyatta will attempt a record breaking 20th straight victory.
The fall meet at Churchill Downs begins Sunday. The 21-day meet will make use of the permanent lights that were installed at the track earlier this year.
The event, now expanded to two days, features the world’s top thoroughbreds competing for $26 million in purse money.
Churchill Downs Incorporated has dissolved its year-old entertainment division. That means the HullabaLOU music festival will not return next year.