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Churchill Downs to Market-Test New Matrix Wagering Format

(June 9, 2008) – Churchill Downs will begin testing a new wagering format with on-track customers Wednesday that allows patrons to bundle win, exacta and trifecta plays at a lower price per bet.

'Jockey Talk' Debuts at Churchill Downs with Riders Miguel Mena & Brian Hernandez Jr.

(June 6, 2008) – Popular Churchill Downs jockeys Miguel Mena and Brian Hernandez Jr. will be featured in the inaugural edition of “Jockey Talk” – a new program at the Louisville racetrack that will allow horse racing fans to mingle with their favorite race riders.

Churchill Downs Among Louisville 'Wonders' Honored Under Historic Twin Spires

Churchill Downs and six other historic and cultural sites in Metro Louisville were honored by the Louisville Historical League at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Thursday for being selected by voters as being among the community’s “7 Wonders of Louisville.”

Celebrate Belmont Stakes Day at Churchill Downs!

If unbeaten Big Brown wins Saturday’s $1 million Belmont Stakes, all fans in attendance at Churchill Downs that day will receive a free, limited edition commemorative Triple Crown print to be given away at the Louisville racetrack on Sunday, June 22.

CDI Announces Memorial Plans for Eight Belles

Eight Belles, the runner-up in Kentucky Derby 134 who was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury moments after the race, will be honored by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“Churchill Downs”) through a series of charitable contributions and initiatives announced today, including the interment of her remains at the Kentucky Derby Museum.  The announcement was made in conjun

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Message From CEO Bob Evans on Horsemen Dispute

Good afternoon,

As you may already be aware, Churchill Downs Incorporated is currently involved in a dispute with horsemen that is affecting Churchill Downs racetrack and Calder Race Course in particular. I want to take a few moments to explain what’s going on and what CDI is doing to resolve this matter.

24-year-old Matt Koontz Wins ‘Road to the Roses’ Fantasy Challenge

Churchill Downs today announced that Matt Koontz, a 24-year-old horseplayer from Las Vegas, has won the 2008 Kentucky Derby “Road to the Roses” Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest sponsored by Quint Events.  In addition to the grand prize VIP trip for two to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, Koontz also collected a record $16,150.76 by

Denis Of Cork Eyes Belmont, Breezes Monday; Elite Squadron to Aristides; Brass Hat Sharp In Work For Louisville 'Cap

  •  DENIS OF CORK EYES BELMONT, SET FOR MONDAY WORK
  •  ELITE SQUADRON TARGETS CHURCHILL’S ARISTIDES

UPS Employees to Deliver Big Brown Support Saturday for Preakness Stakes Simulcast

(May 16, 2008) – Louisville-based UPS employees are expected to deliver strong support for their namesake Big Brown on Saturday at Churchill Downs as the historic racetrack hosts a “UPS Day at the Races” in conjunction with a simulcast of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course.