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  1. Fair Grounds Ordered to Restore Purse FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The New Orleans track announced on Oct. 24 revised purse projections for the 2014/15 Thoroughbred meet to include the purse supplements that were being withheld due to a pending lawsuit filed by Louisiana Quarter Horse owners. On Oct. 21, the Louisiana regulators ordered the track, which is owned by Churchill Downs Inc., to include the video poker funds for purses for the Thoroughbred meet, which starts Nov. 21 and runs through March 28. Overnight purses are now expected to average approximately $210,000 per day, while stakes purses will total $5.5 million.

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  2. How good are Louisvillians at sticking to a budget?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Business Journal

    WalletHub's tips for sticking to a budget include setting up an emergency fund and paying off the most expensive debts first. The myriad restaurants in town, the latest bourbon to hit the shelves or a little wager on horse races at Churchill Downs all can be tempting splurges.

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  3. 10Best: Southern cultural festivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | USA Today

    Active types get to run through historic Churchill Downs by taking part in the Kentucky Derby Festival's Mini Marathon. The renowned Westminster Choir performed at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul as part of the 2014 Spoleto Festival USA.

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  4. Churchill Downs Fall Meet Begins Oct. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The 10-race opening day program is headlined by a pair of one-mile overnight stakes Street Sense and Rags to Riches for fillies . Both races serve as local steppingstones to the Kentucky Jockey Club and Golden Rod for fillies on the "Stars of Tomorrow II" program Nov. 29. The successful Stars of Tomorrow programs have helped launch the careers of numerous graded stakes winners, including 33 grade I winners and 19 millionaires.

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  5. 2014 Business of the Year finalists unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Business Journal

    It's fun to look back at the six business leaders, nine companies and three nonprofits we honored in 2005, the awards program's first year. For example, Kent Oyler , who served at the time as the CEO of OPM Services Inc., won the Small Company Business Leader of the Year category.

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  6. North Summit FFA program headed to nationalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Park Record

    Aften Ritzmen, Darren Richins, Elizabeth Mortensen, Racheal Richins and Ethan Brown, all members of the North Summit High School Future Farmers of America program, are headed to compete in the national competition next week in Louisville, Ky. The school has sent students to nationals each of the last five years.

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  7. Churchill Downs to put $2.7M into Fair GroundsRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Washington Times

    The Louisiana Racing Commission has ordered Churchill Downs Inc. to put $2.7 million back into the purse structure for the Fair Grounds' upcoming thoroughbred meet. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Churchill Downs said it withheld the money from the purses as a result of pending litigation concerning payouts to the Fair Grounds' quarter horse meet.

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  8. Kentucky Regulator Approves 2015 Race DatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Blood Horse

    While the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission plans to meet with racetrack officials to formulate a plan on race dates after 2015, at its regular Oct. 21 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park the KHRC did approve a schedule for next season that kept in place an agreement on September dates made by Commission members raised concerns about three overlapping Saturday race dates in September, one between Kentucky Downs and Ellis early in the month and two between Kentucky Downs and Churchill later in the month. The approved plan will see Kentucky Downs offer five race dates in September, three on Saturday and two on weekdays while Churchill offers 11 race dates in the month.

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  9. Churchill Downs Inc. ordered to put $2.7 million back into 2014-15 Fair Grounds pursesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | NOLA.com

    The Louisiana Racing Commission has ordered Churchill Downs Inc. to put $2.7 million back into the purse structure for the Fair Grounds upcoming thoroughbred meet. CDI said it withheld the money from the purses as a result of pending litigation concerning payouts to the Fair Grounds quarter horse meet.

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  10. Breeders' Cup tickets at Keeneland will be limited to 28,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Daily Racing Form

    About 8,000 tickets will be sold for access to temporary chalets and tents that will be erected at various locations around the track at Keeneland for next fall's Breeders' Cup.. LEXINGTON, Ky.

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  11. What does the Kentucky Derby have in common with Wrestlemania?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Business Journal

    California Chrome won this year's Kentucky Derby. The signature event at Louisville's Churchill Downs makes the company brand worth about $99 million, according to Forbes.

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  12. Clark Headlines Churchill's Fall Meet SlateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The 140th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare is the main event on a schedule of 13 stakes races that carry total purses of about $2 million during the fall meet Oct. 26-Nov. 30 at The Clark is the only grade I race on the 25-day fall stakes schedule that also features five grade II events, three grade III races, and four overnight stakes races. Dating to the first racing meet in 1875 at the track known then as the Louisville Jockey Club, the Clark Handicap and has been renewed each year without interruption since its inaugural running.

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  13. Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs work out their dispute over September datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Business Journal

    The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that under the agreement, Churchill Downs will have 11 days of racing in September, rather than the 21 days it had requested. The Louisville track had planned to begin the meet on Sept.

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  14. Churchill, Kentucky Downs agree on racing datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs have settled their differences over September racing dates that overshadowed efforts to set next year's racing calendar at Kentucky's race tracks. Under the agreement, Churchill Downs would have 11 racing dates next September.

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  15. Louisville To Be Featured On A New CNN ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WKJK-AM Louisville

    "Somebody's Gotta Do It" is the brain child of former "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe who says he's on a quest to find interesting people and tell their stories. Rowe was in Louisville last week filming for the show at two locations, a trash barge on the Ohio River and Churchill Downs.

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  16. Jockey who died during Indiana Grand race rememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WHAS11

    On Wednesday the horse racing community remembered one of their own, Juan Saez. On Tuesday night the apprentice jockey died while racing at the Indiana Grand in Shelbyville.

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  17. Jockey killed remembered as rising starRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    Saez was the first jockey killed on an Indiana horse race track. He had just come to the states this year from Panama.

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  18. Mayor, city kick off Belle of Louisville's 100th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | WHAS11

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. Tuesday marked the start of a 6-day celebration in honor of the Belle of Louisville's 100th birthday.

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  19. Kentucky tracks still jostling over race datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | WKYT

    Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs are still jockeying over racing dates, and state horse racing regulators say they'll step in to settle the dispute if the tracks can't reach agreement. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's executive director, John T. Ward, met privately Tuesday with top executives of both tracks.

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  20. Kentucky Tracks at Odds on September DatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Hoping the tracks are able to work something out before the regularly scheduled meeting of the full racing commission Oct. 21, the committee took no action on recommending Thoroughbred race dates for the 2015 season. The committee does plan to meet again before the Oct. 21 full commission meeting, likely that day, in hopes of approving a recommendation.

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