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Free Admission for Veterans on Veterans Day; Nov. 11 Kicks Off Seniors Days

| Churchill Downs Communications | 11/10/2009 #

Churchill Downs will offer free general admission to all United States veterans and active military on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with proof of identification.

    Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the 10-race card, which begins at 12:40 p.m. ET, is highlighted by a six-day Pick 6 carryover of $21,099 on Races 5-10.

Also, Wednesday is the first of three “Seniors Days” during Churchill Downs’ 2009 Fall Meet. For $19, seniors will receive admission, a racing program, a reserved seats and lunch in Millionaires’ Row 4. The other two dates are Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    
Churchill Downs’ 120th Fall Meet, featuring world-class horse racing, continues its 21-day run through Saturday, Nov. 28. General admission is $3, but only $1 for senior citizens and members of the track’s free-to-join Twin Spires Club. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free in the Longfield Avenue lot (Gates 10 & 12) and $3 in all other lots. Valet parking is $5. For more information or to purchase reserved seats, call (502) 636-4400 or visit www.ChurchillDowns.com.

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 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010. The track will conduct its 2009 Fall Meet from Sunday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 28. Churchill Downs is scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on November 5 and 6, 2010. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldowns.com.

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