Gates had previously served as vice president of development with CDI, the parent company of Churchill Downs
About Churchill Downs Churchill Downs
, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875.
Santa Anita is the most beautiful racecourse in the USA and it makes sense to take the Breeders' Cup there for a fourth time - but why not Churchill Downs
Lava Man on track: Lava Man jogged 1 1/2 miles at Churchill Downs
, and exercise rider Antonio Romero said the California star ``really liked the track'' on which he'll race in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
plans to host six Downs After Dark events in 2010 (pending final approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission) - four during the 42-date Spring Meet and two during the 20-day Fall Meet (with scheduled first post time):
Results showed this weekend's total data volume at the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby races on AT&T's in-venue wireless network at Churchill Downs
at more than 2 Terabytes.
Bottom lines: The Churchill Downs
crowd of 157,336 was bigger than any for the Kentucky Derby except the 163,628 who saw the 100th Derby in 1974.
Inc president Tom Meeker said: "The horseracing industry is consolidating in response to a changing market and new distribution systems.
Since 2003, Churchill Downs
has invested $160 million into improving the onsite customer experience for guests attending the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby," said Ryan Jordan, general manager of Churchill Downs
The point here might be that no matter how hard it tries, no matter what it does to cheapen its own brand among traditionalists, Churchill Downs
can't ruin the Kentucky Derby.
Incorporated ("Churchill Downs
"), headquartered in Louisville, Ky.
Through the agreements, Magna Entertainment and Churchill Downs
hope to accomplish four objectives: