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Burying the Lead - By Evan Hammonds

Recently, while Churchill Downs was right to "lead" with the fact the purse for the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) was being raised from $2 million to $3 million, for horsepeople and industry insiders they buried the lead of the track's overall purse structure for the 2019 spring meet waaay down in the press release. ... Read More

Night Fever - By Dan Liebman

In the midst of a stinging defeat for expanded gaming in Kentucky, it was discovered that people will still attend a racetrack - without slots - and have fun doing so. But not for the same old stale product.... Read More

Shrinking Starters - by Dan Liebman

Speaking to shareholders May 7 via conference call, Churchill Downs Inc. president and chief executive officer Bob Evans said, "The solution for tracks without slots is to cut purses, to cut races, and race days, or to cut all three."... Read More

Get a Handle - by Dan Liebman

The single most significant number relative to a racetrack's business is handle. Pure and simple. It not only fuels the second-most-important number--purses--but is clearly reflective of the acceptance of a track's racing product by the wagering public.... Read More

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