Fair Grounds proposal
Churchill Downs Inc.’s promises for addressing problems at the Fair Grounds:
Turf course: The entire drainage system replaced before the start of the 2014-15 meet at a cost of $690,000.
Guest experience: New video boards for the infield and paddock at a cost of $250,000. An increase of live tellers on busy days. Replacing old TVs in the off-track bettings. Live buglers on weekends.
Marketing: Increased efforts at reaching parimutuel customers. More partnerships with local tourism interests. Increased incentives in rewards points, regular handicapping tournaments and continuation of Starlight Racing.
StrokeStyle/$ID/ThickThickFacilities: A better checklist process for repairs in the barn area. An additional $100,000 dedicated to backstretch improvements.