Churchill Downs Racetrack Utilizes Charitable Partners To Increase Mutuel Worker Staffing Efforts For Kentucky Derby Week

LOUISVILLE, KY., (May 12, 2023) Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) announced they worked with charitable partners to increase mutuel window staffing efforts during Kentucky Derby Week. Mutuel workers have a long standing history at not just Churchill Downs, but racetracks across the globe. Through an in depth training program, workers are prepped and ready to deliver racing enthusiasts and first time betters a seamless experience each time they visit a mutuel window.

Charitable partners noted on job applications included local non-profit organizations Wesley House Community Services and Family Scholar House. Overall, the mutuel worker team member roster increased 12% from 2022, an incredible improvement to ensure guests attending CDRT during Derby Week were delivered an extraordinary experience.

CDRT currently plans to utilize this recruiting tactic for staffing in 2024 during which the 150th Kentucky Derby will be ran on May 4th, 2024.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated is an industry-leading racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event, the Kentucky Derby. We own and operate three pari-mutuel gaming entertainment venues with approximately 3,050 historical racing machines in Kentucky. We also own and operate TwinSpires, one of the largest and most profitable online wagering platforms for horse racing, sports and iGaming in the U.S. and we have seven retail sportsbooks. We are also a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming in eight states with approximately 11,000 slot machines and video lottery terminals and 200 table games. Additional information about CDI can be found online at

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 the Spring, September, and the 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 simulcast wagering facility.

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