Churchill Downs Team Members Volunteer with Aftercare Partner Second Stride as Part of 100 Days Countdown Celebration to Milestone 150th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY., (January 29, 2024– Churchill Downs Racetrack (Churchill Downs) team members volunteered with Thoroughbred Aftercare Partner Second Stride in celebration of 100 days until the 150th Kentucky Derby. Team members assisted in cleaning various horse barns at Second Stride’s Chorleywood Farm location in Prospect, Kentucky. The volunteer work provided the now retired equine athletes integral to the sport of horse racing a renewed and loving home in care of the team at Second Stride.

This volunteer event builds upon Churchill Downs 150 days countdown to the milestone 150th Running of the Kentucky Derby. On milestone dates, team member volunteer events have been scheduled to give back to the local Louisville community that contributes to the magic and history of both Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. To kick-start the 150 day countdown, team members volunteered with community partner New Directions in their Repair Initiative, providing critical home repairs to individuals living in the South Louisville neighborhoods surrounding the world famous racetrack.

Second Stride’s mission is to provide professional rehabilitation, retraining and placement of retired Thoroughbred racehorses with qualified adopters. They specialize in giving transitioning Thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new. Since their founding in 2005, they have placed over 1,600 retired Thoroughbred racehorses and other Thoroughbreds in need with qualified adopters around the country.

To learn more about Second Stride and how you can support their care of retired Thoroughbred athletes, 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.

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.

About Second Stride

Second Stride is a leading national equine adoption program and a trusted partner within the thoroughbred racing industry. Second Stride serves the thoroughbreds and people who make the sport of horse racing possible: trainers, owners, partnership managers, handicappers, racing fans, and the adopters who provide forever homes for these horses after they retire. Second Stride also serves non-racing thoroughbreds in need including broodmares and unable-to-race bloodstock.