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Churchill Downs Incorporated Gives Greenlight to Install Permanent Lighting at Home of Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI” or “Company”) announced today it will install permanent lights at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT” or “Churchill Downs”), home of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. This decision follows careful review of the Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet night racing experiment.
Churchill Downs has presented the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (“TRF”) with a check for $50,000, a total that matches contributions to the equine retirement organization made through the new Safety Center established as part of a wide-ranging set of safety initiatives announced earlier this year at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Hoosier Park Horses Not Allowed at Churchill Downs Due to Symptoms of Contagious Disease at Indiana Track
On the recommendation of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office, Churchill Downs and its Trackside Louisville training center will not allow horses stabled at Hoosier Park to enter either of those stable areas until further notice.
Churchill Downs Provides $7,500 Hippotherapy Grant to Louisville's Churchill Park School, Liberty High School
A grant of $7,500 from Churchill Downs will help fund an equine education program for students at Jefferson County Public Schools’ (“JCPS”) Churchill Park School and Liberty High School.
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Churchill Downs Incorporated has introduced a new Kentucky Derby Icon Collection at www.TheDerbyStore.com, marking the first time that non-dated versions of the Kentucky Derby logo and icon mark have appeared on officially licensed apparel and gift items.
Horses returend to the historic one-mile main track at Churchill Downs on Thursday, Aug. 6 for the first time since flood waters swept over the surface nearly 48 hours earlier.
Life at Churchill Downs is not yet back to normal, but it’s heading in that direction as repairs to the dirt track, several barns and track offices were underway on Wednesday, one day after a slow-moving storm packing torrential rains flooded the track and left several vehicles either partially or completely submerged in parking lots and on streets around the track.
A torrential rainstorm that dumped a record six inches of rain in just over an hour on much of Louisville, Ky. Tuesday morning left large portions of the dirt and turf courses at Churchill Downs and other areas of the historic track under water and rising water prompted the evacuation of some Thoroughbreds from barns at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby.
The 135th renewal of the Grade II, $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare, a race that is as old as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and the Kentucky Oaks (GI), is the premier event on a schedule of 12 stakes races with total purses of $1.775 million announced today for the Nov. 1-28 Fall Meet at historic Churchill Downs.