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Churchill Downs Balances Business Objectives With Kentucky Derby Experience

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 15

Churchill Downs Inc. conceded some of the criticisms last year during Kentucky Derby week "'hurt' as the casino and racing company is doing more this year that is not purely profit driven," according to Gregory Hall of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. CDI this year "created a corporate-level pos...

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