LOUISVILLE, KY - Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced Uber as a partner for the 2016 racing season. In anticipation of the 142nd Kentucky Derby, Uber is expected to have record demand in Louisville and an all-time high number of driver-partners on the road to meet the need of residents and visitors celebrating during Derby week.
“We’re pleased to add this method of travel for our guests at the Kentucky Oaks and Derby,” said Ryan Jordan, General Manager of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “Uber will help us continue to offer our guests safe and reliable travel to and from the track so they can leave their cars at home.” “Churchill Downs is a cornerstone of the Louisville community and we are honored to be announced as al partner for the 2016 season just ahead of the Kentucky Derby,” said Casey Verkamp, General Manager of Uber Kentucky. ”This partnership demonstrates the spirit of innovation that coexists with Churchill Downs’ rich history. We’re looking forward to connecting racegoers with Uber rides to and from the track during Derby week and for the remainder of the 2016 season.”
Patrons and Uber users will be directed by signage at Churchill Downs to the following locations surrounding the grounds to make their Uber pick-ups as seamless as possible:
• Southwest: Dollar Store, Taylor Blvd. & Longfield Dr.
• West: Gas Station, Taylor Blvd. & Central Ave.
• Northwest: Diner, Rodman St. & Winkler Ave.
• Northeast: Gas Station, Winkler Ave. & S. 4th St.
• East: Shopping Center, Central Ave. & S. 3rd St.
Users are encouraged to request a ride when already at a pick-up location. New Uber users can enter the code ‘DERBY16’ for up to $20 off of their first trip. For more information about Uber’s presence at Churchill Downs, including pro-tips for riders, view their blog: http://t.uber.com/derby16
About Churchill Downs Racetrack
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) offers yearround simulcast wagering. Churchill Downs will conduct the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 7, 2016. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup eight times and will host Breeders’ Cup in 2018. www.ChurchillDowns.com
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