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Churchill Downs Introduces Official Kentucky Derby 135 Party Playlist

| Churchill Downs Communications | 03/25/2009 #
  • Nick "RiNickulous" Ferrara, the Chief Party Officer of Kentucky Derby 2009.

With Kentucky Derby® 135 on May 2, 2009, quickly approaching, Churchill Downs racetrack and the 2009 Kentucky Derby Chief Party Officer, Nick “RiNickulous” Ferrera, today announced the availability of the Official Kentucky Derby 135 Party Playlist.

“If you’ve ever been to the Kentucky Derby then you’ve heard ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ at least once, but let’s face it, it’s not exactly a song that you can ‘rock out’ to,” said  RiNickulous, the newly minted Chief Party Officer for Kentucky Derby 135. “You’ve got to have the right soundtrack to set the mood, and the folks at Churchill Downs helped me hook up Derby fans with an official party playlist that includes new takes on our favorite Derby song, plus a bunch of brand new party tunes.  So, even if you can’t make it to the Derby in person this year, you can still ‘Party Up At the Downs’ because we’re supplying you with all of the songs you need to throw an awesome and authentic Derby party anytime, anywhere!”

Created by Churchill Downs and Banshee Music, the complete soundtrack, consisting of 11 original tracks and five new versions of “My Old Kentucky Home” in various styles and genres, is available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon.com and at TheDerbyStore.com. The soundtrack also offers three songs that pay tribute to the Kentucky Oaks (companion event to the Kentucky Derby) and three toast-themed songs celebrating the Derby’s signature cocktail, the mint julep.

The album can be purchased in its entirety or as individual song downloads priced affordably at $.99 per song.  Derby fans can also sample the entire playlist by visiting the official CPO and Kentucky Derby Party Web sites (www.chiefpartyofficer.com and www.kentuckyderbyparty.com), which provide easy links to purchase digital copies of the songs.

Free downloads of the official infield anthem, “Down and Derby,” will also be available for a limited time with purchases of specially marked Mountain Dew cans.

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 conduct the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, 2009.  The track’s 2009 Spring Meet will take place from April 25 through July 5.  Churchill Downs is scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on Nov. 5 and 6, 2010. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldowns.com.

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