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Churchill Downs to Offer Free General Admission Friday; Coincides with Start of New Paddock Concert Series
As a special “thank you” to the people of Louisville and the Kentuckiana region for another successful Kentucky Derby Week, Churchill Downs will offer free general admission on Friday, May 13.
Huge carryover pools in Churchill Downs’ Pick 6 and Super Hi-5 wagers from Kentucky Derby Day have become an almost annual tradition, and racing fans will be pursuing those big pools again when racing resumes at the historic track on Thursday, May 12.
Last week the solid gold trophy that goes to the Kentucky Derby winner arrived at Churchill Downs.
On Wednesday and Thursday, two more potential contenders for the May 7 “Run for the Roses” arrived at the historic Louisville track to continue their training.
Continuing a commitment to new Kentucky Oaks Day traditions established two years ago, Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, and Susan G.
The NBC Sports Group will broadcast all three legs of horse racing’s prestigious Triple Crown, renewing the rights to the Preakness Stakes and reacquiring rights to the Belmont Stakes. As previously announced, NBC and Churchill Downs, Inc. renewed rights to the Kentucky Derby. This marks the first time that all three races will be on one network since NBC aired them in 2005.
Repole Stable’s Uncle Mo, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion of 2010 and winner of last fall’s Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Churchill Downs, is a strong individual favorite in the first of three betting pools in Churchill Downs’ 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”). But the mutuel field, or “All Others”, is expected to again be the bettors’ choice when the Feb.
Churchill Downs’ “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge presented by WinStar Farm is back. The free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) is now open for registration.
MainGate Inc., the premier event retail and online merchandising company in the country, and Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most legendary racetrack and the Kentucky Derby, announce a three-year partnership for MainGate to be an official licensee, handle official off-site retail locations and to launch the new Kentucky Derby e-commerce website, KentuckyDerbyStore.com.
An approaching winter storm has prompted Churchill Downs officials to cancel simulcast wagering for Thursday, Jan. 20, at its Trackside at Churchill Downs off-track betting facility.
Churchill Downs, Yum! Brands Announce Five-Year Extension of Kentucky Derby Presenting Sponsorship Agreement
Churchill Downs Racetrack and Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today announced a five-year extension of their 2006 agreement that made the world’s largest restaurant company the first named presenting sponsor of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby, the historic track’s signature race and one of the country’s major sports and entertainment events.