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Stall Applications For FG Thoroughbred Meet Available

NEW ORLEANS, La. (August 15, 2008) - Stall applications for the 137th Thoroughbred season of racing at Fair Grounds are now available.

Horsemen can download the application on the horsemen's page at fairgroundsracecourse.com or by clicking here. Hard copies of the application will be available at racing offices throughout the country early next week.

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, Sept. 15. The barn area will open on Oct. 15, and the Thoroughbred season begins on Nov. 14.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation's third-oldest Thoroughbred racing facility, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and nine off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. Fair Grounds' 137th Thoroughbred season will run from Nov. 14, 2008, through March 29, 2009, and will be preceded by its inaugural Quarter Horse meet from Aug. 20-24, 2008. Information about Fair Grounds can be found on the Internet at www.fairgroundsracecourse.com.