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.

The news conference will take place at 10 a.m. EST in the Triple Crown Room of the Jockey Club Suites. Media wishing to cover the event should park in Churchill Downs’ preferred lot off Central Avenue and enter the racetrack through Gate 1 (adjacent to the Kentucky Derby Museum).

Following the announcement, Barbaro fans will have an opportunity to meet the Jacksons during a charity autograph signing in the lobby of the Kentucky Derby Museum from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Jacksons will sign Barbaro-related merchandise and mementos for a suggested donation to benefit The Fund for Laminitis Research at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. The Jacksons will also be available for individual media interviews at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Churchill Downs will provide a satellite feed with b-roll and interviews from the Jan. 29 news conference. Satellite coordinates will be provided later today in follow-up Media Advisory.

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 134th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2008. The track’s 2008 Spring Meet is set for April 26 through July 6. Churchill Downs has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record six times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at

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