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Churchill Downs To Open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 for Dubai World Cup Simulcast

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 26, 2008) – Trackside at Churchill Downs will open early at 9 a.m. (all times Eastern) on Saturday, March 29, to import the six lucrative stakes races that comprise the 13th annual Dubai World Cup program from Nad Al Sheba Race Course in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Simulcasting Moving to Trackside Louisville

Due to preparations for the Spring Meet and for Kentucky Derby 134 on Saturday, May 3, Churchill Downs will move simulcasting operations to its Trackside Louisville facility at 4520 Poplar Level Road from Wednesday, April 2, through Friday, April 25.  Simulcasting will also be available at Trackside Louisville on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 2; Kentucky Derby Day; and on Sunday, May 4.

Churchill Downs Open for Simulcasting on Easter Sunday, March 23

Churchill Downs is open for simulcast wagering on Easter Sunday, March 23. Admission is free all day and and simulcasting includes Fair Grounds Race Course, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita. Gates open at noon.

Churchill Downs, Truly Indie to Release Hennegan Brothers Film 'The First Saturday in May'

Churchill Downs Incorporated has partnered with Truly Indie and filmmakers John and Brad Hennegan to distribute their award-winning documentary The First Saturday in May to U.S. theatres for a week-long national run in 18 major markets starting Thursday, April 18. A special one-night Louisville, Ky., premiere is scheduled for Sunday, April 13, at The Louisville Palace Theatre.

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Helps Churchill Downs 'Bring the Derby Home' Through Official Kentucky Derby Party Program

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay knows his recipes – and his horses. The host of the Food Network’s Emmy-awarding winning television show, “Boy Meets Grill,” is no stranger to the horse racing scene, having owned racehorses for a number of years after developing an affinity for the sport.

Kentucky Derby 'Road to the Roses' Fantasy Challenge Now Online

The Kentucky Derby “Road to the Roses” Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the historic race, is now open for registration.

Churchill Downs Selected as Burial and Official Memorial Site for 2006 Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro

Churchill Downs has been selected as the final resting place for 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who was euthanized one year ago after a lengthy battle with laminitis. The announcement was made Tuesday by Barbaro’s owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, at a Churchill Downs news conference.

Churchill Downs to Host Jan. 29 News Conference Featuring Roy and Gretchen Jackson, Owners of Barbaro

Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, will participate in a news conference at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to make a special announcement.

Seven Eligible For $1 Million Twin Spires Club Bonus With Win In National Handicapping Championship IX

A field of 275 horseplayers is scheduled to gather in Las Vegas later this week to take a shot at record prize money and recognition as racing’s “Handicapper of the Year” in the ninth Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship (“NHC IX”), but only seven of those handicappers have a shot at a $1 million bonus offered by Churchill Downs Inco

Churchill Downs Launches Official 2008 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Web Sites

Churchill Downs today launched the official Web site for the 2008 Kentucky Derby, www.kentuckyderby.com, and the official 2008 Kentucky Oaks Web site, www.kentuckyoaks.com.