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D-Day Veterans to Visit Kentucky Derby 139 Contender Normandy Invasion at Barn 42 On Kentucky Oaks Morning At 8:30 A.M.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, May 2, 2013) – Fox Hill Farm’s Normandy Invasion, runner-up in the Wood Memorial (Grade I) and a contender for Saturday’s $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), will be visited by four distinguished veterans of the D-Day invasion for which the colt is named on Kentucky Oaks morning, Friday, May 3 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”).

| Churchill Downs | 05/03/2013 #
Fox Hill Farm owner Rick Porter invited the Normandy veterans to attend the 2013 Kentucky Derby as his guests, and Porter will welcome the group for visit with Normandy Invasion at Churchill Downs’ Barn 42 at 8:30 a.m. (all times EDT).
 
         Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend. 
 
        Porter, a student of history, has a particular interest in the Battle of Normandy and was deeply moved by a visit to the invasion site.  Two of the D-Day veterans invited to the Kentucky Derby and Friday’s private visit with Normandy Invasion by Porter hail from Ohio, and the others have traveled to Louisville from New Orleans and San Diego.
 
        Normandy Invasion, who is trained by Chad Brown and will be ridden in the Kentucky Derby by Javier Castellano, is listed at odds of 12-1 in the Kentucky Derby morning line.
 
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2013 and its 2013 Spring Meet is scheduled for April 27-June 30. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.ChurchillDowns.com.
 
 
Darren Rogers
Senior Director, Communications & Media Services
Churchill Downs
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Louisville, KY 40208
 
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