- All New York State Off-Track Betting Corporations announced today that they have severed their relationship with Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI), the owner of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, citing rate increases by CDI which result in losses for OTBs on every CDI race track. “The actions of CDI constitute nothing less than extortion,” said Western OTB President Michael Kane.
- Churchill Downs Inc. which operates the eponymous track which hosts
the famous Kentucky Derby, will reportedly continue to remove more of
the vestiges of horse racing from its South-Florida Calder Race Course.The latest plans call for the demolition of the track’s grandstand.
When we look at last year's issues with Fairgrounds, the takeout hike at Churchill Downs, this year's handle and racing issues with Arlington, it seems the whole win-friends-and-influence-people thing for them in horse racing has seen better days.