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MainGate, Churchill Downs Launch New

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,

Churchill Downs' Trackside OTB Closed Thursday, Jan. 20, In Anticipation of Winter Storm

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.

Emotional Farewell to Popular Kentucky Derby Winner Mine That Bird Caps Churchill Downs' 2010 Fall Meet

The curtain dropped on the Churchill Downs Fall Meet on Sunday, Nov.

More Than 500 Served in The Lord's Kitchen's Annual Thanksgiving Food Box Giveaway at Churchill Downs

Volunteers from The Lord's Kitchen and Churchill Downs distributed more than 500 frozen turkeys and boxes of food filled with Thanksgiving food items to needy residents in neighborhoods surrounding the historic track during Tuesday's annual Thanksgiving Family Food Box Giveaway in the track's Paddock Pavilion.

The Lord's Kitchen, Churchill Downs Provide Thanksgiving Food Boxes To Needy Neighbors on Tuesday, Nov. 23

Volunteers from The Lord’s Kitchen and Churchill Downs will again become partners beneath the historic Twin Spires providing needy families and neighbors with frozen turkeys and boxes of food during the annual Thanksgiving Family Food Box Giveaway on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Only 'Downs After Dark' Fall Event is Friday Night; Theme is 'Mad About Plaid'

The lone “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser Select” nighttime racing event of Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet is Friday, and the first of 11 live races under the lights at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby will be 4:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Churchill Downs Unveils Official Artwork for 2011 Derby, Oaks

The official artworks for Kentucky Derby 137 and Kentucky Oaks 137 were released by Churchill Downs on Wednesday (Nov. 17), and they are available for purchase online at Additionally, the artwork will be on sale in the Churchill Downs Gift Shop on Friday (Nov.

New Junior Jockey Club Mural to be Featured Saturday

A colorful new mural outside Churchill Downs’ Junior Jockey Club inside the Gate 10 entrance will be featured Saturday afternoon, and children and families will have an opportunity to name the artwork and meet the artist this weekend.

Churchill Downs Announces 6.3% Increase in Overnight Race Purses for Balance of Fall Meet

Effective Wednesday, Nov. 17, Churchill Downs will raise overnight race purses 6.3 percent because of higher than expected all-sources wagering levels through the early stages of the 21-day Fall Meet.