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Churchill Downs donates $25,000 to Orphan Care Alliance serving foster care, adoptive communities

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has announced it has committed a $25,000 donation to Orphan Care Alliance (OCA), a nonprofit serving some of Kentucky’s and Southern Indiana’s most vulnerable children and families in the foster care and adoptive communities. First Lady Glenna Bevin joined CDI in Harrodsburg Saturday during the presentation at OCA’s Fall Festival for adoptive and foster families. “Churchill...

KHRC unanimously approves CDI request to purchase Turfway Park; details, renderings revealed

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Tuesday unanimously approved a Change of Control Request that will allow Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) to purchase Turfway Park. The request was supported by Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK”) and Hard Rock International. The Turfway Park Grandstand as it exists today is seen in the top...

University of Kentucky alumnus D.C. Storm putting Gatton College education to work at Churchill Downs

By Carl Nathe University of Kentucky When the call to the post is played before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs this Saturday, University of Kentucky alumnus D.C. Storm will look forward to watching the world-famous horse race in person along with more than 150,000 of his “closest friends.”  And while this 2004 summa cum laude graduate of UK’s Gatton College...