CDI Team Fills The Hope Buss with 148 Bags of Warmth for the Holidays to Commemorate Kentucky Derby 148

Team members from Churchill Downs Incorporated came together to deliver some hope to the community by packing The Hope Buss with essential winter items ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The CDI employees, which consisted of members from the company’s corporate office, United Tote and TwinSpires business units, donated scarves, gloves, hats, socks, canned heat and hand and foot warmers to be distributed. The collection resulted in 148 bags that were donated to The Hope Buss to commemorate the upcoming 148th running of the Kentucky Derby as well as food items to be used toward Thanksgiving meals that will be cooked and delivered by The Hope Buss on Thanksgiving Day.

“Team members at CDI are always interested in participating in activities that allow them to give back to their community,” said Saundra Mattingly, CDI’s coordinator for this year’s donation drive. “Our goal was to engage by doing more than just donating, but to team build by filling 148 bags with items that many of us may take for granted, but that will truly change the circumstances of some less fortunate in our community. Finally, it was important to interact with the incredible team from The Hope BUSS and see this transformative vehicle that will be delivering hope throughout Louisville.”

Some team members will serve as “Hope Dealers” in the days leading to Thanksgiving by joining The Hope Buss in serving the houseless community.

To learn more about The Hope Buss, please visit TheHopeBuss.org.

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 www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

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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, among others, that may materially affect actual results or outcomes include the following: the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains, and related economic matters on our results of operations, financial conditions and prospects; the occurrence of extraordinary events, such as terrorist attacks, public health threats, civil unrest, and inclement weather; the effect of economic conditions on our consumers' confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit; additional or increased taxes and fees; the impact of significant competition, and the expectation the competition levels will increase; changes in consumer preferences, attendance, wagering, and sponsorships; loss of key or highly skilled personnel; lack of confidence in the integrity of our core businesses or any deterioration in our reputation; 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 manufacturing and other technology conditions that could impose additional costs; inability to negotiate agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; inability to successfully expand our TwinSpires Sports and Casino business and effectively compete; inability to identify and complete expansion, acquisition or divestiture projects, on time, on budget or as planned; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; costs and uncertainties relating to the development of new venues and expansion of existing facilities; general risks related to real estate ownership and significant expenditures, including fluctuations in market values and environmental regulations; reliance on our technology services and catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations; 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 litigation; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or applicable money-laundering regulations; payment-related risks, such as risk associated with fraudulent credit card and debit card use; work stoppages and labor issues; 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; and increase in our insurance costs, or obtain similar insurance coverage in the future, and inability to recover under our insurance policies for damages sustained at our properties in the event of inclement weather and casualty events.

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