Stage Is Set For 137th Kentucky Derby

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… Continue reading Stage Is Set For 137th Kentucky Derby

Field Of 20 Set For 137th Kentucky Derby

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… Continue reading Field Of 20 Set For 137th Kentucky Derby

Evans to Chair Churchill Downs Inc. Board

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… Continue reading Evans to Chair Churchill Downs Inc. Board

Churchill Downs Incorporated Says New Venue and Online Operations Boosted 2010 Revenue

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.