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Churchill Downs will soon make Kentucky Derby dreams come true for 500 horse racing fans, as the racetrack today announced an expanded public drawing for guests to purchase two seats to the upcoming 135th "Run for the Roses," scheduled for May 2, 2009. [asset|text=Click here for complete rules.|aid=3657|format=link|height=128|width=128]
Churchill Downs racetrack has announced a freeze in most ticket prices for the 2009 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, allowing customers to purchase the majority of reserved seats and general admission at the same price levels offered in 2008. The 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009, while Kentucky Derby 135 will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2009.
Churchill Downs, which became the nation's first racetrack to offer simulcasting in high definition ("HD") when it opened its 2008 Fall Meet on Oct. 26, has released a list of racetracks and off-track betting locations ("OTBs") across the United States where the HD signal is now available.
(November 20, 2008) – Churchill Downs will offer free general admission Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23 to all patrons who donate two non-perishable canned goods in conjunction with the Kentucky Harvest Thanksgiving Food Drive, sponsored by Forcht Bank.
Churchill Downs welcomed outstanding Metro Louisville area high school students who are members of the 2008 Churchill Downs Governor's Scholars initiative to the historic home of the Kentucky Derby with a reception at the track on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
As part of the ongoing charitable efforts of Churchill Downs racetrack to benefit the Louisville community, Churchill recently donated $5,000 to Harbor House of Louisville, an organization that provides high-quality training and care for adults with developmental disabilities. The donation will be used by Harbor House to fund programs in conjunction with the Luci Center, a Shelbyville, Ky.-bas
Soft business levels stemming from the nation’s economic slowdown and the unresolved negotiations with horsemen over distribution of the Churchill Downs simulcast signal to national advance deposit wagering (“ADW”) outlets have prompted Churchill Downs to announce a 10 percent reduction in overnight purses for the remainder of its Fall Meet and reductions in purses for two of the meet’s major s
With the 2009 “Run for the Roses” only six months away, Churchill Downs today unveiled the official logos for Kentucky Derby 135 and its companion event, Kentucky Oaks 135, as fans at the historic racetrack enjoyed the “Stars of Tomorrow I” racing program, featuring 11 races for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds that could shortly be on the 2009 Kentucky Derby and Oaks trails. The Kentucky Derby and Ke
A colorful painting that depicts racing under the shadows of the Twin Spires by Atlanta-based artist Jeff Williams has been unveiled as the official art of the 2009 “Art of the Kentucky Derby” series that celebrates next year’s 135th renewals of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks.
The historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs will be glowing pink both inside and out through the month of November as the home of the Kentucky Derby takes part in Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear’s “Horses and Hope initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in the state’s horse industry.