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Churchill Downs adds Junior Bridgeman to board of directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs
Inc. (Nasdaq:CHDN) (“Company”) announced today, Monday, October
1, 2012, that Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman, founder and president of
Bridgeman Foods LLC, was appointed as a Class II director to the
company’s board of directors.

Bridgeman will serve on the 11-member board until the 2013 annual
meeting of shareholders where he will be nominated for election by the

Robert L. Evans, chairman and CEO, said, “It is an honor to have Junior
join our board. He brings a great understanding of and appreciation for
the Kentucky Oaks and Derby, our company and its impact on the
community. His entrepreneurial experience and knowledge will be
invaluable as we look to continue to grow the Company in the years

Bridgeman said, “I am impressed with all that CDI has accomplished in
the past five years as it has worked to diversify and grow. It’s
exciting to be part of a Company with such a wonderful past and such an
exciting future.”

Bridgeman is actively involved in the Louisville community. He
currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bank; the
West End School, The Meijer Board, The PGA Foundation Board and the
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Board. He also serves as Past Chairman
of the Board of Trustees University of Louisville.

Bridgeman, who grew up in East Chicago, Indiana, was a member of an
Indiana state high school championship basketball team and was
recruited to attend and play basketball at the University of
Louisville. After a successful college career and graduation, he was
drafted to play in the NBA by the Los Angeles Lakers and was
immediately traded, along with others, to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he
played most of his 12-year career.

Churchill Downs Inc. (“CDI”) (Nasdaq:CHDN), headquartered in
Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs
Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as
racetrack and casino operations and a poker room in Miami Gardens,
Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.;
racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; and a casino resort in
Greenville, Miss. CDI also owns the country’s premier account-wagering
company, TwinSpires.com, and other advance-deposit wagering providers;
the totalisator company, United Tote; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based
multimedia poker content, brand and publishing company; and a
collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies.
Information about CDI can be found online at