Churchill Downs Incorporated to Host Live Opening Ceremonies for The NASDAQ Stock Market on May 2

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “Company”) (NASDAQ: CHDN) will ring in the start of Kentucky Derby week festivities in truly unique fashion the morning of Tuesday, May 2, when CDI President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas H. Meeker joins NASDAQ Executive Vice President Bruce Aust to open The NASDAQ Stock Market live from Churchill Downs racetrack. The opening bell ceremony will be carried live via satellite on national media outlets and will appear simultaneously on NASDAQ’s big screen tower in New York’s Times Square.

This marks the fourth time CDI has opened The NASDAQ Stock Market, but the first time the home of the Kentucky Derby has actually played host to the opening bell ceremony.

Media representatives wishing to coverage the live opening bell ceremony should park in the Longfield Avenue lot and enter Churchill Downs at Gate 10, then take the clubhouse elevators to the fourth floor. CDI personnel will direct media crews to the balcony where the NASDAQ opening ceremony and live television broadcast will take place. Media crews should be in place no later than 9 a.m. EDT as access to the fourth-floor balcony will be restricted after that time. The opening bell ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. EDT and end shortly after the market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Media representatives who have not already applied for Kentucky Derby week media credentials through the Churchill Downs racetrack Publicity Department should contact Julie Koenig Loignon, CDI’s director of communications, at (502) 636-4502 or to arrange access to Churchill Downs on Tuesday, May 2.

A satellite feed of the opening bell ceremony is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. EDT on uplink IA-5 C band/transponder 14. The downlink frequency is 3980 horizontal; audio: 6.2/6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623.

Churchill Downs Incorporated, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates world-renowned horse racing venues throughout the United States. CDI’s six 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 six Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred 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 National Market under the symbol CHDN and can be found on the Internet at