Bill Carstanjen, Chief Executive Officer, Named to Louisville Business First’s Power 50 List for the Fourth Year in a Row

LOUISVILLE, KY., (February 20, 2024) Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI or the Company) is proud to announce Bill Carstanjen, Chief Executive Officer, has been named to Louisville Business First’s (LBF) Power 50 List for the fourth year in a row. Carstanjen was named CDI’s twelfth CEO in August 2014 and appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2015. Carstanjen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his leadership role at CDI. Throughout his tenure, he has led the Company’s diversification strategy into online wagering and regional casino gaming, as well as led the growth of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby events.

LBF’s annual Power 50 List is a special section that highlights 50 of the most influential people in Greater Louisville’s business and related communities. To compile list for 2024, LBF again solicited nominations from the public as well as considered candidates from their own reporting and sourcing. Publisher, Lisa Benson, and Editor-in-Chief, Shea Van Hoy, together crafted a list that includes legacy names in Louisville and leaders who have made big news over the past year.

To learn more about LBF’s Power 50 List and discover more about all 50 industry leaders selected for the Class of 2024, visit: www.bizjournals.com/louisville

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (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

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Names Andrew Goldstone Vice President of Start-Up & Integration

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced today the promotion of Andrew Goldstone to Vice President of Start-Up & Integration on the Corporate Gaming Operations Team in Louisville, KY.

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Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) announced today that Dr. Dana Stead, DVM, has been named Equine Safety and Integrity Veterinarian for the Company.

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Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, Virginia, Makes Impactful $75,000 Donation to Miles Jones Elementary School

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Names Andrew Goldstone Vice President of Start-Up & Integration

LOUISVILLE, KY., (February 19, 2024) Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced today the promotion of Andrew Goldstone to Vice President of Start-Up & Integration on the Corporate Gaming Operations Team in Louisville, KY. Goldstone most recently served as the Sr. Director of Start-Up & Integration since joining the team at CDI in February 2023.

Goldstone has amassed over 25 years of gaming experience through roles in operations, compliance, revenue management and business strategy. In his new role, Goldstone will continue to plan and oversee all start-up efforts for new CDI casino and historical horse racing property openings. He will continue working directly with Real Estate Development, Operations, and IT, scheduling dates for key milestones and anticipating roadblocks before they occur.

Goldstone was instrumental in the opening of Derby City Gaming Downtown and continues to be a key leader in the pre-opening phases of Terre Haute Casino Resort, The Rose Gaming Resort and Owensboro Racing & Gaming.

Prior to joining CDI, Goldstone held leadership and executive level strategy positions with Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. and Gold Recruiting Partners. He holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Washington University - St. Louis.

Goldstone’s promotion is effective immediately.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (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

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Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, Virginia, Makes Impactful $75,000 Donation to Miles Jones Elementary School

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Maureen Adams, Executive Vice President of Gaming Operations, Selected for Global Gaming Business 25 People to Watch in 2024

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is proud to announce Maureen Adams, Executive Vice President of Gaming Operations, has been selected for Global Gaming Business’ (GGB) 25 People to Watch in 2024.

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Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, Virginia, Makes Impactful $75,000 Donation to Miles Jones Elementary School

RICHMOND, VA., (January 20, 2024) Rosie’s Gaming Emporium (Rosie’s) in Richmond kicked off the new year with an impactful $75,000 donation to Miles Jones Elementary School (MJE), made possible through the Rosie’s Gives Back initiative. This most recent donation brings the team at Rosie’s in Richmond one step closer to their commitment of donating $500,000 in their first five years of active operations to MJE.

Rosie’s Gives Back is an impactful and life changing program established in 2019 that aims to meaningfully improve the quality of life in the communities where Rosie’s team members live and work. Following Churchill Downs Incorporated's (CDI) acquisition of Colonial Downs Racetrack (Colonial Downs) and Rosie's properties in 2022, the Rosie’s Gives Back program was a perfect extension of CDI’s corporate social responsibility mission. CDI prioritizes giving to those entities that help enrich a community’s quality of life and contribute to the overall unique identity of the region, focusing their charitable impact on the equine industry, reducing inequalities and health and human services.

CDI has had significant impact on the many communities in which they operate and through corporate giving, over $5 million in charitable grants and in-kind donations is contributed annually to over 800 organizations nationwide. In Virginia, direct monetary and in-kind donations of more than $2.6 Million has been given back to charitable organizations and over 2,500 service hours have been logged by Colonial Downs and Rosie’s team members in communities across the state.

“We continue to be immensely proud of our Rosie’s Gives Back program and it’s dedication to making a positive impact in the communities in which we operate.” shared Nate Mize, Sr. Director of Marketing for Colonial Downs and Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums. “It has been our pleasure supporting Principal Shaw and the entire Miles J. Elementary team, as together they continue to drive meaningful change and foster a better future for Richmond.”

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (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 Colonial Downs Racetrack and Rosie's Gaming Emporium

Colonial Downs Racetrack (“Colonial Downs”) and Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums employ over 1,200 team members in the Commonwealth of Virginia, paying over $30 million in annual salaries, wages and benefits. Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Dumfries, Emporia, Hampton, New Kent, Richmond and Vinton offer innovative Historical Racing Machines (HRMs) and full card simulcasting. Rosie’s Game Room in Collinsville features a limited selection of some of the best HRM titles. Colonial Downs in New Kent hosts live Thoroughbred racing on two nationally-renowned surfaces – the Secretariat Turf Course, the widest turf course in North America and a 11/4-mile dirt track. www.rosiesgaming.com.

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino Supports Local Veterans through Impactful $35,000 Donation to Warriors to Washington

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Maureen Adams, Executive Vice President of Gaming Operations, Selected for Global Gaming Business 25 People to Watch in 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY., (January 02, 2024) Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is proud to announce Maureen Adams, Executive Vice President of Gaming Operations, has been selected for Global Gaming Business’ (GGB) 25 People to Watch in 2024. Adams has over 25 years of gaming experience and her career with CDI spans eleven years, previously serving as President and General Manager of CDI’s Calder Casino property in Miami Gardens, Florida. In addition to her own well-deserved recognition, Adams joins an extraordinary group of honorees that reflect the growing diversity and incredible contributions women and minorities are making throughout the entire gaming industry.

“As CDI moves into 2024, our team has a deep focus on innovation, expanding our portfolio of entertainment venues, recruiting top-tier talent, and ensuring we continue to deliver on the extraordinary experiences our company is known for,” Adams shared in the GGB feature. “I know CDI will strive to continue being a leader in the gaming industry and cannot wait for all that this next year and beyond have in store for us.”

GGB’s People to Watch feature annually recognizes the gaming industries best and brightest, those who are likely to make a lasting impact on the overall industry during the coming year and beyond. GGB’s Editorial Advisory Board recognizes that a healthy industry needs to have extraordinary people at every level. Whether it’s regulators, tribal leaders, suppliers, operators or others, all elements of the industry have to work hand in hand, and by honoring people from all these fields, they can encourage that mission to continue.

To learn more about GGB’s annual People to Watch feature and discover more about all 25 industry leaders selected for the Class of 2024, visit: www.ggbmagazine.com.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (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

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino Supports Local Veterans through Impactful $35,000 Donation to Warriors to Washington

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino Supports Local Veterans through Impactful $35,000 Donation to Warriors to Washington

ERIE, PA., (December 28, 2023) Presque Isle Downs & Casino (“Presque Isle”) celebrated the holiday season by generously donating $35,765 to local Erie, Pennsylvania non-profit, Warriors to Washington. The donation will directly support the non-profit’s annual event where local Veterans and their families are taken to the U.S. Capitol free of charge. While Presque Isle has supported Warriors to Washington for several years, this recent donation is the most impactful to date as it will cover all food, travel and lodging expenses for both the 2024 and 2025 Washington D.C. visits. All funds were raised through the properties Give $5, Get $10 reward program, Donation Stations located throughout the casino and team member donation events held during the month of October.

“The key to this partnership is that this is not just about making a monetary donation. This is about engaging both our patrons from the community and our team members to allow us to generate a donation of this magnitude.” shared Gary Hendricks, VP and General Manager of Presque Isle. “What Joe and the entire team at Warriors to Washington does for Veterans in Erie is incredible. This donation will go a long way towards making sure that they can continue to serve our local Veterans for years to come.”

Founded in 2013, Warriors to Washington have successfully taken nine groups of Veterans to visit Washington D.C. The annual trip, held every September following the anniversary of 9/11, includes stops at the National Archives to see the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, Arlington National Cemetery, Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Flight 93 Memorial Park, and various other sites of national significance.

“Part of the reason that we do this is we want those Veterans that we take on the trip to know that people care for them and care about them.” shared Joe Pfadt, President of Warriors to Washington. “To receive the kind of thanks and gratitude that we do at the end of the trip it’s terribly moving and it’s an incredible thing.”

For more information about Warriors to Washington, or if you’re a Veteran in the Erie, Pennsylvania area interested in participating in the next U.S. Capitol trip, visit: www.warriorstowashington.org.

About Warriors to Washington

Established in 2013, Warriors to Washington’s mission is to honor the veterans from the Erie region who were deployed and served the nation in the Armed Forces as a result of the attack on 9/11 by taking them to historical and national sites in Washington, D.C. The trip includes stops at the National Archives to see the documents that every service person swears to defend: the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, Arlington National Cemetery, Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Flight 93 Memorial Park, and many other sites of national significance. As of 2023, 125 veterans have been given the chance to visit the U.S. Capitol free of charge. www.warriorstowashington.org

About Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Presque Isle Downs & Casino, located just south of I-90 Exit 27 in Erie, Pennsylvania, features over 1,500 slots, 32 table games, 7 poker tables and a 24/7 TwinSpires Sportsbook with 50 sports betting kiosks. Owned and operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), the property also boasts live racing and a wide variety of delicious dining options, including Churchill’s Bourbon and Brew and LBV Steakhouse, as well as an assortment of bars and lounges. www.presqueisledowns.com

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Riverwalk Casino Hotel Celebrates Second Annual Season of Giving with $40,000 in Donations to Local Charitable Organizations

LOUISVILLE, KY., (December 19, 2023) Riverwalk Casino Hotel (Riverwalk) proudly celebrated their second annual Season of Giving Donation Event with $40,000 in donations to local charitable organizations. Riverwalk utilized a grant application process to select organizations who would receive a monetary donation during the 2023 event. In total, ten local 501(c)(3) groups were selected to receive either a $1,000, $4,000 or $5,000 grant.

The 2023 Riverwalk Season of Giving grant recipients include:

  • 5th Squad
  • ASU National Alumni Association
  • City of Vicksburg (Fountain)
  • Friends of Vicksburg Military Park
  • Grace Christian Counseling
  • Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • PAWS
  • River City Rescue Mission
  • Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
  • Vicksburg YDC

“2023 has been a banner year for Riverwalk - we marked 15 years in business in the Vicksburg community and celebrated the loyalty and dedication of our 15-year team members. It is an honor to cap off such a momentous year with the Season of Giving grant event which awarded $40,000 to community and non-profit organizations that matter most to our team.” said Cathy Beeding, General Manager of Riverwalk. “Through our grant application process, we are confident that these donations have been deployed to do the most good to as many as possible. We look forward to growing our partnership with the Vicksburg community and solidifying our support of causes and organizations that make a difference.”

About Riverwalk Casino Hotel

Riverwalk Casino Hotel (“Riverwalk”), located along the banks of the Mississippi River in historic Vicksburg, is Mississippi’s most exciting land-based casino destination. Owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), Riverwalk features over 27,000-square-feet of gaming and dining space with more than 600 slot machines and action-packed table games. The property also boasts a 74-room hotel and casual dining option, Smiley’s. www.riverwalkvicksburg.com

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Partners with Maryhurst to Provide Holiday Cheer Through Annual Holiday Gift Drive

LOUISVILLE, KY., (December 14, 2023) Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI or the Company) corporate office team members celebrated the holiday season by participating in a Holiday Gift Drive through long time charitable partner, Maryhurst. The annual event gives team members the chance to purchase gifts for children currently cared for by the team at Maryhurst. 30 children submitted wish lists of three items ranging from bean bag chairs, video games, makeup kits, sports equipment and scooters. The corporate office team did not disappoint and all 90 gifts were claimed and purchased ensuring that every child received their complete holiday wish list.

“I'm truly inspired by the generosity and love our team members have shown this holiday season,” shared Claire Simms, Sr. Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for CDI. “I can't think of anyone more deserving than the children being cared for by the wonderful the team at Maryhurst to receive this incredible support.”

CDI’s long-standing partnership with Maryhurst has been in place for nearly ten years, but support of the organization’s incredible work in the state of Kentucky dates back to 1993. The partnership furthers the Company’s charitable giving strategy and commitment to support organizations that enrich a community’s quality of life. CDI has been involved for eight consecutive years in the Holiday Gift Drive and donated over $14,000 in total giving (including all presents, gift cards and cash) to the program since 2016.

“We are humbled to have worked alongside Churchill Downs Incorporated on a variety of initiatives and events for almost 10 years,” said Shelley Dewig, VP of Development for Maryhurst. “We can't thank the team enough for all they’ve done for the kids and families whose holidays are a little brighter through the support we receive from our community partners, like CDI.”

To learn more about Maryhurst and their mission to strengthen and empower children and families in greatest need, visit: www.maryhurst.org.

About Maryhurst

Established in 1843, Maryhurst is the oldest child welfare agency in Kentucky. The vision to create communities free of abuse and filled with hope has been at their core for over 175 years. Maryhurst provides counseling and wellbeing services, residential treatment, community and transitional living to prevent abuse, restore hope and empower survivors of trauma. Through four core values of individual worth, reconciliation, mercy and zeal, Maryhurst executes their mission to strengthen and empower children and families in greatest need. www.maryhurst.org

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (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

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Churchill Downs Team Members Volunteer to Provide Critical Home Repairs as Part of 150 Days Countdown Celebration to Milestone 150th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY., (December 13, 2023) Churchill Downs Racetrack (Churchill Downs) team members volunteered to provide critical home repair services to individuals living in the neighborhoods surrounding the iconic racetrack in celebration of 150 days until the 150th Kentucky Derby. The valued volunteer opportunity was made possible through a three-year community partnership with New Directions Housing Corporation (New Directions) Repair Affair initiative. As part of the magic that makes the Kentucky Derby memorable for guests year after year, the South Louisville community is an integral and important part of what the team does at Churchill Downs, making this a perfect fit as part of the countdown celebrations to the milestone event.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) connected with New Directions in hopes of giving back and providing needed services to the neighbors of Churchill Downs. Through their Repair Affair initiative, New Directions was able to help identify qualifying long-term residents in the area in need of critical improvements to their homes. In the last two years, almost 50 homeowners in the surrounding neighborhoods have been directly impacted through this partnership. In addition to the recent volunteer efforts, the initiative has also given a disabled homeowner a fully accessible bathroom, replaced a broken furnace during the holiday in a home where a grandfather was acting as caretaker to his two young grandchildren, countless other roof repairs, safety upgrades and painting projects.

New Directions’ mission is to develop and maintain affordable housing in partnership with neighborhoods and other stakeholders. The Repair Affair program provides free home repair for homeowners 60 and over, or with a verified disability who own and live in their home and make less than 50% of the Area Median Income – $27,150 for a one-person household.

“Churchill Downs is proud to give back to the community that has allowed our signature event to thrive for nearly 150 years,” said Casey Ramage, VP of Marketing & Partnerships at Churchill Downs. “We know that the community plays a vital role in the success of the Kentucky Derby which is why it is a key pillar in planning ways to celebrate this milestone anniversary.”

Churchill Downs team members found the opportunity to celebrate the countdown to Kentucky Derby 150 and engage with the residents who live around the racetrack incredibly fulfilling:

  • “It’s an extremely rewarding experience being able to give back to the community through these repair initiatives. Kicking off the countdown to Kentucky Derby 150 in this impactful way makes it that much better as we look forward to the milestone event in May.” – Xaimara Torres Jimenez, Marketing Manager
  • "To see our teams hard work at planning the kick off to Kentucky Derby 150 come to fruition is beyond words. I can’t wait to share our upcoming efforts for 100 and 50 days until Derby as we celebrate with the entire Louisville community." – Michelle Walkup, Director of Product Development & Advertising
  • "I'm so grateful for an opportunity to give back to the local community and celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby 150 with our entire team." – Amber Reigard, Premium Sales Manager

  

About New Directions Housing Corporation

Since 1971, New Directions has helped families overcome obstacles to affordable, safe, sustainable housing in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Through our housing, home-repair, and real estate development programs, we help to build and strengthen communities, improve lives and ensure a bright future for those in need. www.ndhc.org.

About Churchill Downs Racetrack

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”), the world’s most legendary racetrack, has been the home of The Kentucky Derby, the longest continually-held annual sporting event in the United States, since 1875. Located in Louisville, CDRT features a series of themed race days during Derby Week, including the Kentucky Oaks, and conducts Thoroughbred horse racing during three race meets in Spring, September and Fall. CDRT is located on 175 acres and has a one-mile dirt track, a 7/8-mile turf track, a stabling area and provides seating for approximately 60,000 guests. The saddling paddock and the stable area has barns sufficient to accommodate 1,400 horses and a 114-room dormitory for backstretch personnel. CDRT also has a year-round Race & Sports Book and simulcast wagering facility. www.ChurchillDowns.com

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (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,” 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, 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 the impact of any future developments related to 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 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 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 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 including customers’ personal information could lead to government enforcement actions or other litigations; 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.

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Betsy Janes, Sr. Vice President of Government Relations, Selected for Louisville Business First’s 20 People to Know: New Executives

LOUISVILLE, KY., (December 1, 2023) Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is proud to announce Betsy Janes, Sr. Vice President of Government Relations, has been selected for Louisville Business First’s (LBF) 20 People to Know: New Executives list. Janes was promoted to Sr. Vice President earlier this year and in her role, leads the development and implementation of the CDI’s political and legislative strategies.

“Churchill Downs Incorporated has experienced a tremendous amount of growth during my time here. It has been incredibly rewarding to be part of that, but I have admittedly felt very reactive to evolving circumstances.” shared Janes in the LBF feature. “Now that I have a full team in place, I am looking forward to being strategic about mentoring them, tackling new challenges together and executing an intentional plan to our fullest capabilities.”

LBF’s People to Know series connects the Louisville-area business community with influential people in key roles that are crucial to their businesses. People in this reoccurring feature run the gamut from behind-the-scenes all-stars to key leaders to up-and-comers in their respective industries.

To learn more about LBF’s People to Know series and discover more about all 20 new executives, visit: www.bizjournals.com/louisville.

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

Media Contacts

Logan Spradlin
Communications Manager
Churchill Downs Incorporated

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Supports Equine Aftercare through Giving Tuesday Donation Match to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

LOUISVILLE, KY., (November 30, 2023) Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) celebrated Giving Tuesday with a $20,000 donation match to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program (New Vocations) on behalf of CDI’s nine Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks* across the US. New Vocations raised $25,424 through their Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign and with CDI’s match, a total of $45,424 to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome incredible equine athletes through their impactful services.

“CDI is thrilled to announce our successful match donation of $20,000 to bolster New Vocations’ holiday giving campaign.” said Cathy Shircliff, Director of Equine Industry Relations for CDI. “As proud advocates of equine aftercare, we know this donation will further the work of New Vocations to provide more options for Thoroughbred and Standardbred owners and trainers as their beloved horses transition to post racing careers.”

As the oldest and largest racehorse adoption program in the country, New Vocations serves more than 500 horses each year. Since their founding in 1992, they have successfully carried out their mission and placed more than 8,000 retired racehorses in adoptive homes, with many going on to second and third athletic careers. With eight facilities across five states, they continue to work with racing owners and trainers in need of post racing options and with adopters to find perfect homes for deserving Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds.

“We are very thankful for Churchill Downs Incorporated’s generous match to support our Giving Tuesday campaign,” shared Anna Ford, New Vocations Program Director. “We are happy to be able to provide our aftercare services to all of the CDI racetrack properties. The campaign will help us raise the much-needed funds to cover the increase in costs we have seen due to the influx of horses coming into the program this year.”

To learn more about New Vocations and their dedication to equine aftercare, visit: www.horseadoption.com.

*Churchill Downs Incorporated Thoroughbred and Standardbred Racetracks include: Churchill Down Racetracks; Colonial Down Racetracks; Ellis Park Racing & Gaming; Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots; Miami Valley Gaming & Racing; Ocean Downs Casino; Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel; Presque Isle Downs & Casino; Turfway Park Racing & Gaming

About New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country. Through its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses, New Vocations has placed more than 8,500 individuals in experienced, loving homes and serves more than 550 retirees each year. With facilities in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Louisiana, New Vocations works directly with racing owners and trainers in need of aftercare options and adopters seeking horses for pleasure, sport, companions, and more. www.newvocations.org.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (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

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Churchill Downs Incorporated

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