Churchill Downs Incorporated Responds to TVG Decision

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI” or “Company”) Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Bill Carstanjen this evening responded to news of a decision by Television Games Network (“TVG”) to discontinue negotiations with CDI on a new contract to broadcast and accept advance-deposit wagers on the Company’s horse racing signals.

“Churchill Downs Incorporated has been negotiating with TVG for many months. Our discussions occurred under a confidentiality agreement requested by TVG, and we have continued to honor that agreement.

“We are fully exploring our options going forward with regards to television and account-wagering rights. We will make our plans public in the near future and will work diligently to ensure a seamless transition for our customers.”

Churchill Downs Incorporated, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates world-renowned horse racing venues throughout the United States. CDI’s five racetracks in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Louisiana host many of North America’s most prestigious races, including the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, Arlington Million, Princess Rooney Handicap, Louisiana Derby and Indiana Derby. CDI racetracks have hosted seven Breeders’ Cup World Championships. CDI also owns off-track betting facilities and has interests in various television production, telecommunications and racing services companies that support CDI’s network of simulcasting and racing operations. CDI trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol CHDN and can be found on the Internet at