Churchill Downs Investing $11 Million to Create a Premium Upscale Experience for the 146th Kentucky Derby

October 31, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that it will invest $11 million to create a premium upscale experience on the 6th floor next to The Mansion at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“Churchill Downs”) – the home of The Kentucky Derby. The newly renovated area with picturesque views of the racetrack’s finish line will replace the existing Millionaires Row on level 6 in time for guests at the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

Upscale offerings, including an exclusive finely-curated culinary menu and an extensive bourbon, wine and champagne service for 350 guests, will create another one-of-a-kind experience for guests.

“Creating unique experiences for our guests has been the hallmark of the Kentucky Derby,” said Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “This investment will provide another opportunity for us to deliver a luxurious and truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guests.”

Renovation will begin in December 2019 and will be completed prior to the running of the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

About Churchill Downs Racetrack
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, Ky., the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 2, 2020. The track’s 2019 Fall Meet will run from Oct. 27-Dec. 1. Information is available at

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