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Churchill Downs Cancels Charlie Strong Reception Due to Inclement Weather, Poor Driving Conditions

| Churchill Downs Communications | 02/09/2010 #
  • Totals from a snow storm, which began late Feb. 8, 2010, were expected to reach 5 to 8 inches in Louisville by midday on Feb. 9, 2010.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

  • Images from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. after the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby was hit by 5" of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Kentucky Derby 136 is 81 days away on Saturday, May 1.

Due to inclement weather and poor driving conditions in the Louisville area, Churchill Downs has cancelled Tuesday night’s cocktail reception in the Turf Club to welcome the University of Louisville’s new head football coach Charlie Strong.

Churchill Downs officials are working with Strong to reschedule the reception. The make-up date will be announced as soon as details are confirmed.

Totals from a snow storm, which began late Monday evening, were expected to reach 5 to 8 inches in Louisville by midday, with cold air and gusty winds expected later in the day to cause temperatures to plummet and create slick and dangerous driving conditions.

No simulcast wagering was scheduled Tuesday at Churchill Downs. Weather conditions permitting, Churchill Downs is scheduled to open Wednesday for simulcast wagering at 11:30 a.m.

    Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will host the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 1 and the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, April 30. The track will conduct its 2010 Spring Meet from Saturday, April 24 through Sunday, July 4. Churchill Downs is scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on Nov. 5 and 6, 2010. Churchill Downs tickets are available at http://tickets.churchilldowns.com or by calling (502) 636-4400. Additional information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldowns.com.

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