Churchill Downs disclosed this week that the July festival lost more than $5 million. CEO Robert Evans told investors in a conference call Thursday that was about twice what officials had expected to lose getting the event off the ground.
Officials says last weekend’s HullabaLOU Festival drew nearly 79,000 music fans from across North America, despite the searing summer heat.
Thousands of people have faced high temperatures this weekend to attend the inaugural HullabaLOU music festival.
Churchill Downs Entertainment officials say security and medical staff have prepared for new challenges this weekend for the HullabaLOU music festival. It begins Friday, and will be the first music festival hosted at the track.
Churchill Downs Incorporated is placing its bets on bringing in more revenue with the three-day Hullaba LOU Music Festival that kicks off Friday, and it could be a hit if ticket sales meet expectations. So far, more then half of the 90,000 tickets it hopes to sell have been purchased online and organizers expect most of the rest to come in just before or over the weekend.
The three-day event will be held at Churchill Downs in one month, and about 40 thousand tickets have been sold. Churchill Downs Entertainment president Steve Sexton says he’s pleased with that number, but expects more tickets to be sold right before or during the festival.
By Rick Howlett Churchill Downs has announced plans for a food and wine festival later this year at the home of the Kentucky Derby. The company’s Steve Sexton says the September 12 event, called Fork, Cork and Style will feature food from some of the country’s best-known eateries, a tasting of fine wines from around… Continue reading Churchill Downs Annouces Food And Wine Festival
by Stephanie Crosby Churchill Downs will host the 2011 Breeders’ Cup. It’ll be the second consecutive year the world championships will be held in Louisville. Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Greg Avioli says for a number of years they tried to hold the event at non-traditional tracks, but have found the two days of racing… Continue reading 2011 Breeders' Cup to be Held at Churchill Downs
by Stephanie Crosby A new season of night racing gets underway tomorrow evening at Churchill Downs. It’s the first night racing event since the four-million dollar permanent lights were installed at the track. Spokesperson Darren Rogers says they learned a lot from three night racing events last year under the temporary lights. He says they’re… Continue reading Churchill Downs Kicks Off New Season of Night Racing Friday
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