Connect with us
European Gaming Congress 2024

Nasdaq:CHDN

Churchill Downs Celebrates 150th Kentucky Derby at Royal Ascot

Published

on

churchill-downs-celebrates-150th-kentucky-derby-at-royal-ascot

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced that Churchill Downs Racetrack (“Churchill Downs”) is celebrating its upcoming 150th Kentucky Derby by highlighting the rich history of the iconic race at the five-day Royal Ascot race meet that concludes Saturday. For the first time at Ascot Racecourse, racing enthusiasts have been able to experience the legendary traditions of the Kentucky Derby through an experiential activation in the Queen Anne Enclosure. Guests have been able to enjoy signature Mint Juleps, witness the Kentucky Derby trophy on display and photograph themselves among a rose-filled backdrop.

“We are thrilled to highlight the Kentucky Derby internationally at Royal Ascot,” said Casey Ramage, Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Churchill Downs Racetrack. “Our storied history was inspired by English horse racing, so to begin celebrating our 150th anniversary at Ascot Racecourse is a meaningful honor.”

The Kentucky Derby’s history began in 1872 when Meriwether Lewis Clark, grandson of William Clark of the famed pair Lewis and Clark, attended the Epsom Derby in England. Inspired by his experiences, Clark returned determined to create a similar horse racing event in the United States. On May 17, 1875, the Louisville Jockey Club – now known as Churchill Downs – hosted the first Kentucky Derby with 15 horses, including winner Aristides, and more than 10,000 spectators.

Today, the Kentucky Derby is the longest continually-run annual sporting event in the United States enduring pivotal moments in history from World Wars I and II, the Great Depression and global pandemics.

The 150th Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Advertisement
Stake.com

KyDerby at Royal Ascot_2

KyDerby at Royal Ascot_3

In celebration of the upcoming 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, guests at this year’s Royal Ascot were able to experience the great traditions of The Run for the Roses. Photo credit: Will Bailey / Ascot Racecourse

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”, NASDAQ: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for nearly 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. www.churchilldownsincorporated.com

About the Kentucky Derby

Advertisement
Stake.com

The $3 million Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Inaugurated in 1875, the legendary 1 ¼-mile race for 3-year-olds is the longest continually-held major sporting event in the United States and the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. Also known as “The Run for the Roses®” and “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports®,” the Kentucky Derby is the most attended horse race in the nation. The 150th Kentucky Derby will take place on May 4, 2024. For more information, please visit www.KentuckyDerby.com.

This news release contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” and similar words or similar expressions (or negative versions of such words or expressions).

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors, among others, that may materially affect actual results or outcomes include the following: the occurrence of extraordinary events, such as terrorist attacks, public health threats, civil unrest, and inclement weather, including as a result of climate change; the effect of economic conditions on our consumers’ confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit, including the impact of inflation; additional or increased taxes and fees; the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains, and related economic matters on our results of operations, financial conditions and prospects; lack of confidence in the integrity of our core businesses or any deterioration in our reputation; loss of key or highly skilled personnel, as well as disruptions in the general labor market; the impact of significant competition, and the expectation the competition levels will increase; changes in consumer preferences, attendance, wagering, and sponsorships; risks associated with equity investments, strategic alliances and other third-party agreements; inability to respond to rapid technological changes in a timely manner; concentration and evolution of slot machine and historical racing machine (HRM) manufacturing or other technology conditions that could impose additional costs; failure to enter into or maintain agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; inability to successfully focus on market access and retail operations for our TwinSpires Sports and Casino business and effectively compete; online security risk, including cyber-security breaches, or loss or misuse of our stored information as a result of a breach; reliance on our technology services and catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations; inability to identify and / or complete, or fully realize the benefits of acquisitions, divestitures, development of new venues or the expansion of existing facilities on time, on budget, or as planned; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; cost overruns and other uncertainties associated with the development of new venues and the expansion of existing facilities; general risks related to real estate ownership and significant expenditures, including risks related to environmental liabilities; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or other similar laws and regulations, or applicable anti-money laundering regulations; payment-related risks, such as risk associated with fraudulent credit card or debit card use; work stoppages and labor problems; risks related to pending or future legal proceedings and other actions; highly regulated operations and changes in the regulatory environment could adversely affect our business; restrictions in our debt facilities limiting our flexibility to operate our business; failure to comply with the financial ratios and other covenants in our debt facilities and other indebtedness; increases to interest rates (due to inflation or otherwise), disruption in the credit markets or changes to our credit ratings may adversely affect our business; increase in our insurance costs, or inability to obtain similar insurance coverage in the future, and any inability to recover under our insurance policies for damages sustained at our properties in the event of inclement weather and casualty events; and other factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

     
Investor Contact: Philip Forbis   Media Contact: Hayley Armstrong
(502) 394-1094   (502) 356-7796
[email protected]   [email protected]
     

Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: 

Advertisement
Stake.com

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/24e53f56-4d67-416a-84b5-8cdde6c4a67d

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a32a2a19-4481-49c3-b757-ffe836089606

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4ec22eee-655a-440a-9bda-3f9bfbdc824f

 

 

Advertisement
Stake.com

Nasdaq:CHDN

Churchill Downs Incorporated 2024 Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call Invitation

Published

on

churchill-downs-incorporated-2024-second-quarter financial-results-conference-call-invitation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “the Company”) announced today that the Company will release second quarter 2024 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, and host a related conference call to discuss the quarter on Thursday, July 25, 2024, at 9 a.m. ET.

Investors and other interested parties may listen to the call by accessing the online, real-time webcast at http://ir.churchilldownsincorporated.com/events.cfm or by registering in advance via teleconference here. Once registration is completed, participants will be provided with a dial-in number containing a personalized conference code to access the call. All participants are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes prior to the start time. An online replay of the call will be available at http://ir.churchilldownsincorporated.com/events.cfm by noon ET on Thursday, July 25, 2024.

A copy of CDI’s news release announcing quarterly results and relevant financial and statistical information about the period will be accessible at http://www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for over 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. www.churchilldownsincorporated.com/

Advertisement
Stake.com

Investor Contact: Sam Ullrich
(502) 638-3906
[email protected]

Continue Reading

Nasdaq:CHDN

Churchill Downs Incorporated Names Sam Ullrich Vice President of Investor Relations

Published

on

churchill-downs-incorporated-names-sam-ullrich-vice-president-of-investor-relations

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) (the “Company,” “CDI”) announced today that Sam Ullrich has been named Vice President of Investor Relations for the Company. In this role, Ullrich will be responsible for all aspects of investor relations and work closely with current and prospective shareholders and analysts. He will report to Marcia Dall, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CDI.

Ullrich brings 15 years of financial experience with publicly traded companies to the role. Prior to joining CDI, Ullrich was the Director, Commercial and Financial Planning, for Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation (“KFC”), a YUM! Brands Inc. (“YUM”) subsidiary. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) in the Assurance practice for several years based in Louisville, Kentucky. Ullrich held numerous finance and accounting positions at both KFC and YUM until being promoted to KFC U.S. Interim Chief Financial Officer in October 2022 where he was responsible for a $5 billion brand with approximately 4,000 restaurants across the country. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration in Finance. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Kentucky.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for over 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. www.churchilldownsincorporated.com

Investor Contact: Sam Ullrich   Media Contact: Tonya Abeln
(502) 638-3906   (502) 386-1742
[email protected]   [email protected]

Advertisement
Stake.com
Continue Reading

Nasdaq:CHDN

Churchill Downs Incorporated Opens Terre Haute Casino Resort Hotel in Terre Haute, Indiana

Published

on

churchill-downs-incorporated-opens-terre-haute-casino-resort-hotel-in-terre-haute,-indiana

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) today announced the opening of its new 122-room hotel and event center at Terre Haute Casino Resort. CDI opened the 400,000-square-foot regional entertainment venue’s casino floor on April 5, 2024 with 1,000 slot machines, 36 tables games, and a state-of-the-art sportsbook. Terre Haute Casino Resort offers regionally inspired food and beverage amenities including the Four Cornered Steakhouse, Rockwood Bar & Grill, The Soda Shoppe, Crossroads Center Bar and High Limit Bar.

“Terre Haute Casino Resort has already attracted thousands of visitors from the region to enjoy an unparalleled gaming experience,” said Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI. “The opening of the new luxury hotel component furthers our commitment to bringing new vibrancy to Terre Haute with this premier entertainment destination and marks a significant milestone for Churchill Downs Incorporated.”

The development of Terre Haute Casino Resort generated nearly 1,000 construction jobs and will continue to provide approximately 550 full-time and part-time jobs to the region. CDI officially broke ground on the entertainment venue in June 2022 with construction management partner, Wilhelm Construction.

About Terre Haute Casino Resort

Terre Haute Casino Resort is a 400,000-square-foot regional entertainment venue located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Owned and operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN), the property features 1,000 slot machines, 36 table games, a 122-room luxury hotel, state-of-the-art sportsbook, and regionally inspired food and beverage amenities. www.terrehautecasino.com

Advertisement
Stake.com

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for nearly 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. www.churchilldownsincorporated.com

This news release contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “scheduled,” and similar words or similar expressions (or negative versions of such words or expressions), although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors, that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include the following: the occurrence of extraordinary events, such as terrorist attacks, public health threats, civil unrest, and inclement weather, including as a result of climate change; the effect of economic conditions on our consumers’ confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit, including the impact of inflation; additional or increased taxes and fees; the impact of any pandemics, epidemics, or outbreaks of infectious diseases, including possible new variants of COVID-19, and related economic matters on our results of operations, financial conditions and prospects; lack of confidence in the integrity of our core businesses or any deterioration in our reputation; loss of key or highly skilled personnel, as well as general disruptions in the general labor market; the impact of significant competition, and the expectation that competition levels will increase; changes in consumer preferences, attendance, wagering, and sponsorships; risks associated with equity investments, strategic alliances and other third-party agreements; inability to respond to rapid technological changes in a timely manner; concentration and evolution of slot machine and historical racing machine (HRM) manufacturing and other technology conditions that could impose additional costs; failure to enter into or maintain agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; inability to successfully focus on market access and retail operations for our TwinSpires sports betting business and effectively compete; online security risk, including cyber-security breaches, or loss or misuse of our stored information as a result of a breach including customers’ personal information could lead to government enforcement actions or other litigation; reliance on our technology services and catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations; inability to identify, complete, or fully realize the benefits of our proposed acquisitions, divestitures, development of new venues or the expansion of existing facilities on time, on budget, or as planned; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; cost overruns and other uncertainties associated with the development of new venues and the expansion of existing facilities; general risks related to real estate ownership and significant expenditures, including risks related to environmental liabilities; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or other similar laws and regulations, or applicable anti-money laundering regulations; payment-related risks, such as risk associated with fraudulent credit card or debit card use; work stoppages and labor problems; risks related to pending or future legal proceedings and other actions; highly regulated operations and changes in the regulatory environment could adversely affect our business; restrictions in our debt facilities limiting our flexibility to operate our business; failure to comply with the financial ratios and other covenants in our debt facilities and other indebtedness; increases to interest rates (due to inflation or otherwise), disruption in the credit markets or changes to our credit ratings may adversely affect our business; increase in our insurance costs, or inability to obtain similar insurance coverage in the future, and any inability to recover under our insurance policies for damages sustained at our properties in the event of inclement weather and casualty events; and other factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Advertisement
Stake.com
Investor Contact: Kaitlin Buzzetto   Media Contact: Tonya Abeln
(502) 394-1091   (502) 386-1742
[email protected]   [email protected]

Continue Reading

Trending

Get it on Google Play

Fresh slot games releases by the top brands of the industry. We provide you with the latest news straight from the entertainment industries.

The platform also hosts industry-relevant webinars, and provides detailed reports, making it a one-stop resource for anyone seeking information about operators, suppliers, regulators, and professional services in the European gaming market. The portal's primary goal is to keep its extensive reader base updated on the latest happenings, trends, and developments within the gaming and gambling sector, with an emphasis on the European market while also covering pertinent global news. It's an indispensable resource for gaming professionals, operators, and enthusiasts alike.

Contact us: [email protected]

Editorial / PR Submissions: [email protected]

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 - Recent Slot Releases is part of HIPTHER Agency. Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania