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Jun 28th, 12
Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel, Spring Meet riding leader Corey Lanerie, and former Churchill Downs riding leaders Shaun Bridgmohan and Shane Sellers are among more than a dozen jockeys from Churchill Downs Racetrack who will join President Kevin Flanery and other members of the racetrack team on Friday, June 29 for an annual visit by the riders to Kosair Children’s Hospital.

 From Churchill Downs Communications Department

        The jockeys and Churchill Downs team members are scheduled to arrive in the lobby of Kosair Children’s Hospital at 231 East Chestnut on Friday at 10:30 a.m. (all times EDT). The jockeys and racetrack representatives will then greet young patients and their families on several floors of the hospital in an annual visit that has been a Churchill Downs Spring Meet tradition for many years.


        Borel, who trails only Hall of Famer Pat Day in all-time victories at the home of the Kentucky Derby; Lanerie, the runaway Spring Meet win leader who will claim his first Churchill Downs riding title during Sunday’s “Closing Night” activities; and former Churchill Downs riding champions Bridgmohan and Sellers are among the most prominent jockeys who will visit those young patients on Friday.  Other riding stars scheduled to visit Kosair Children’s Hospital patients include Leandro Goncalves, Jon Court, Brian Hernandez Jr., Gabriel Saez, Joe Johnson, Fabio Argeullo Jr., Marcelino Pedroza, Oriana Rossi and John McKee.


        Media coverage of the annual jockeys visit to Kosair Children’s Hospital is welcomed and encouraged.  Please enter the hospital through the main entrance at 231 East Chestnut Street and join the jockeys and other Churchill Downs dignitaries in the hospital lobby.  From there, the jockeys and others will split into teams and spread out over several hospital floors for an hour or more.     


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 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2012, and its Spring Meet is scheduled for April 28-July 1. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at

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