It all started with a horse race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds on a Saturday in May more than a century ago. And since that first Kentucky Derby in 1875, Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN) has been committed to offering its customers the very best in racing, gaming and entertainment.
Much has changed as CDI has evolved from one racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, to a multi-state, publicly traded company with racetracks, casinos and the United States’ leading online wagering company among its growing portfolio of successful businesses. Over the decades, we’ve grown our company and its value to investors while keeping focus on what’s at the very heart of the Kentucky Derby brand: creating extraordinary experiences for our customers whether they visit us on site or online.
As for that horse race in May…it’s still known as the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” and is only getting bigger and better with age. The Kentucky Derby is just the beginning of CDI’s story, and we can’t wait to see what happens next!
CDI’s history is well known. Its namesake racetrack, Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky., opened in 1875 and during its inaugural race meeting featured two races, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, which still highlight Churchill Downs’ live racing calendar today.
Today, the Twin Spires still proudly reign over Churchill Downs’ homestretch, and Kentucky Derby champions race by these architectural features turned trademarks on their way to the finish line, the Winner’s Circle and the history books.
As the Kentucky Derby legacy has evolved over 130-plus years, so has CDI’s stable of businesses. The publicly traded company has evolved from one world-famous venue in Central Kentucky to the United States’ premier racing, gaming and entertainment company with a myriad of holdings, including:
Churchill Downs Incorporated's most important assets are its employees, and our Company is committed to being an employer of choice, offering full-time team members competitive salary and benefits packages, including: