Churchill Downs Incorporated Completes Sale of Hollywood Park to Bay Meadows Land Company.LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Churchill Downs Incorporated Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) is the parent company of Churchill Downs. The company owns several other thoroughbred and standardbred racetracks. History ("CDI CDI compact disc interactive: a system for storing a mix of software, data, audio, and compressed video for interactive use under processor control " or "Company") (Nasdaq:CHDN) and Bay Meadows Land Company LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control ("BMLC") today announced that CDI has completed the sale of Hollywood Park racetrack Hollywood Park is a thoroughbred racecourse and poker cardroom located in Inglewood, California, USA, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport and next door to The Forum. History
The track was opened in 1938 by the Hollywood Turf Club. and surrounding acreage at the Inglewood, Calif., site to Hollywood Park Land Company ("HPLC HPLC high-performance liquid chromatography.
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HPLC High-performance liquid chromatography Lab instrumentation A highly sensitive analytic method in which analytes are placed "), an affiliate of BMLC, for $257.5 million. CDI will use proceeds from the sale to pay down debt.
The $260 million sale price announced on July 6 was reduced at closing by $2.5 million to cover the costs of addressing certain physical conditions at the property.
Over the next three years, CDI will distribute the Hollywood Park simulcast signal through its Churchill Downs Simulcast Network ("CDSN CDSN Churchill Downs Simulcast Network
CDSN Conservation District of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)
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CDI acquired Hollywood Park in September 1999 for $140 million from Hollywood Park Inc., which now does business as Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Since that time, CDI has operated two race meets annually on the 238-acre site and leased space to Pinnacle Entertainment for the operation of a card club.
Hollywood Park Racing Association ("HPRA HPRA Hispanic Public Relations Association
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Hollywood Park is located 11 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. The sprawling, multi-centered megacity is such that its downtown core is often considered just another district like Hollywood or and three miles from Los Angeles International Airport “LAX” redirects here. For other uses, see LAX (disambiguation).
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Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX . The racetrack offers live racing during traditional spring/summer and autumn meets. Hollywood Park will conduct its 2005 Autumn Meet from Nov. 9 through Dec. 19. The racetrack also conducts simulcast wagering on site when it is not offering live racing. Information about Hollywood Park is available via the Internet at www.hollywoodpark.com.
Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC and Hollywood Park Racing Association are affiliates of Bay Meadows Land Company, the owner and operator of the Bay Meadows Racetrack Bay Meadows is a horse racing track in San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States. History
Bay Meadows Racecourse is the longest continually operating thoroughbred racetrack in California, having been founded in 1934. in San Mateo, Calif., and developer of Park Place, an award-winning mixed-use development that was built on a 79-acre portion of the Bay Meadows site that previously encompassed a stable area and training track. Bay Meadows Land Company has its principal office at 1200 Park Place in San Mateo, Calif., 94403, and is owned by Stockbridge Real Estate Fund, LP, a privately owned investment partnership (www.sbfund.com).
Churchill Downs Incorporated, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates world-renowned horse racing venues This is a list of horse racing venues, sorted by country. In the United States they are usually called horse racing tracks, and in most other English speaking countries they are usually called racecourses. throughout the United States. CDI's six racetracks in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Louisiana host many of North America's most prestigious races, including the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, Arlington Million and Louisiana Derby. CDI racetracks have hosted nine Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships - more than any other North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. racing company. CDI also owns off-track betting facilities and has interests in various television production, telecommunications and racing services companies that support CDI's network of simulcasting and racing operations. CDI trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CHDN and can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.
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A boat suitable for use on a river. , cruise ship and land-based casinos) and other sports and entertainment options in those markets in which we operate; the impact of live racing day competition with other Florida and Louisiana racetracks within those respective markets; costs associated with our efforts in support of alternative gaming initiatives; costs associated with our Customer Relationship Management initiatives; a substantial change in law or regulations affecting our pari-mutuel and gaming activities; a substantial change in allocation of live racing days; litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. surrounding the Rosemont, Illinois, riverboat casino; changes in Illinois law that impact revenues of racing operations in Illinois; a decrease in riverboat admissions subsidy revenue from our Indiana operations; the impact of an additional Indiana racetrack and its wagering facilities near our operations; our continued ability to effectively compete for the country's top horses and trainers necessary to field high-quality horse racing; our continued ability to grow our share of the interstate simulcast market; our ability to execute our acquisition strategy and to complete or successfully operate planned expansion projects; our ability to successfully complete any divestiture transaction; our ability to adequately integrate acquired businesses; market reaction to our expansion projects; any business disruption associated with our facility renovations; the loss of our totalisator totalizator, totalisator
a computer-driven, machine-operated betting system which eliminates the bookmaker in the betting industry which surrounds horse and dog racing. Called also parimutuel. companies or their inability to provide adequate reliance on their internal control processes through SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, www.sas.com) A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. 70 reports or to keep their technology current; the need for various alternative gaming approvals in Louisiana; our accountability for environmental contamination; the loss of key personnel; the ability to resume normal operations in Louisiana; and the volatility of our stock price.