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On to the next Kentucky Derby! LouisvilleKy’s Churchill Downs unveils next year’s logos

Derby Logo Celebrates the Excitement of the Race and Beauty of the Thoroughbred LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, June 19, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack unveiled the official logos for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 143 between races on Saturday’s “Downs After Dark” nighttime racing event. The logos were designed by SME, a New York-based marketing agency that has developed the official Derby and Oaks marks since 2007. The running of the 143nd Longines Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands will take place on May 5 and 6, 2017, respectively. For the Kentucky Derby 143 logo, Churchill Downs challenged SME to…


Track visitors Do’s and Don’ts from Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs

PLANNING TO ATTEND THE 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY AND KENTUCKY OAKS? WORDS OF CAUTION: LEAVE YOUR HOVERBOARD AT HOME   Churchill Downs Makes Single Addition to Security List ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ for 2016 Derby, Oaks   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, April 28, 2016) – Should Marty McFly come back from the future to visit Churchill Downs Racetrack on the first weekend in May with plans to attend the 142nd runnings of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), there’s a piece of his standard equipment that he would not be permitted to carry – or ride – through the…


142 cancer survivors selected for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

  Survivors Selected From Across the Nation for Signature Kentucky Derby Weekend Event   LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, March 16, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced the 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors selected from across the nation to walk in the 2016 Longines Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger. The 142 selected survivors are listed at The eighth annual Survivors Parade will take place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack immediately prior to the running of the 142nd Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 6, 2016, the day before the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands. The…


Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs and Ticketmaster launch Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange

Convenient Online Platform Enables Fans to Buy and Resell Verified Tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) today launched the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, the only online resale marketplace to provide fans with a secure, reliable and convenient place to buy and resell tickets to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks. As the Derby’s only authorized resale platform, the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange guarantees that fans will receive legitimate, Ticketmaster Verified tickets. The Kentucky Derby encourages fans seeking to buy or resell tickets to only…

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Nominations now open for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Oaks Survivor’s parade

142 Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors to Participate in Kentucky Derby Event LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced that the online nomination process to select 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the 2016 Survivors Parade is open to the public. To nominate and select survivors to champion breast and ovarian health in this year’s Survivors Parade Nominations and selections end on March 15. The 142 participants will be announced on the website on March 16 and receive two seats to the 2016…

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New Luxury jet company wins Churchill Downs contract to fly guests in and out of Louisville Ky

Photos from Sentient Jet’s Facebook Page. BRAINTREE, MA and LOUISVILLE, KY – February 15, 2016 – Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company, is pleased to announce that it has been named the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home track to both events and an eight-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, a longtime Sentient Jet partner. As part of the multi-year agreement, Sentient Jet will offer exclusive benefits to Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks guests and introduce a new Kentucky Derby-themed flight card. The card will include premier…

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LouisvilleKY’s “Art of the Derby” from John Mattos Released

ART DECO, RETRO STYLE OF JOHN MATTOS ADORNS 2016 ‘ART OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY’; OFFICIAL ART AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE MONDAY, FEB. 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Leading American graphic artist John Mattos, whose Art Deco works have created indelible retro-style images for American films, major sports events and celebrations of iconic individuals, architecture, products and celebrations, has turned his focus to one of the nation’s most important sports and social celebrations to create the officially-licensed artwork for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2016 “Art of the Kentucky Derby” series. The images created by Mattos for the 142nd runnings of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, America’s…

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New Derby Experiences offered for Louisville Ky visitors this May

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack and QuintEvents today announced a new multi-year partnership agreement and the addition of eight new official Derby Experiences packages in premium locations for the 142nd running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks® and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands® on May 6-7 in Louisville, KY.  The new Derby Experiences packages are available at or by calling (888) 384-7088. The new multi-year agreement extends the Churchill Downs Racetrack and QuintEvents partnership and makes new Derby Experiences packages available in the newly renovated Finish Line Suites Balcony, Stakes Room, Turf Club and Courtyard….


In Louisville KY It’s Always Time to Think Derby

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE PRE-SALE OF 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY, OAKS TICKETS is NOV. 4 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wednesday, Nov. 4 is the last day for the public to register online for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Nov. 10 online pre-sale of approximately 10,000 reserved seats to the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks. If any seats remain after the Nov. 10 pre-sale, they will be available to non-registered fans starting Thursday, Nov. 12. The deadline to register online ends at midnight ET on Nov. 4, 2015. If you do not register, you cannot take part in the pre-sale and will have…

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Louisville Ky racing fans rejoice – Fall Meet begins Sunday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015) – Racing on the Kentucky circuit won’t skip a beat after Keeneland plays host to the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Churchill Downs Racetrack will open its 126th Fall Meet on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a 10-race program at 12:40 p.m. (all times Eastern). The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 29, kicks off in style Sunday with the 11th annual “Stars of Tomorrow I” program, which is entirely devoted to hopeful 2-year-old stars that have aspirations of trail-blazing their way to next year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by…