Churchill Downs Incorporated Board of Directors Holds Quarterly Meeting, Approves Dividend

The board of directors of Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI" or "Company") (NASDAQ: CHDN) today declared an annual dividend of 50 cents per share on the Company's common stock, payable Jan. 19, 2006, to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, 2005. The action took place during the board's quarterly meeting.

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 and Louisiana 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 www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.