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:

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.