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Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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Churchill taps Ticketmaster for Derby ticketing

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

Churchill Downs has signed a five-year deal with Ticketmaster as its new ticket provider for the Kentucky Derby and other races at the track. Tickets for the Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., will now be available for the first time through a platform outsi...

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