The Dumfries, Virginia, Resort to Open in Spring 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY., (August 17, 2023) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today the promotion of Bobbi Sample to General Manager of The Rose Gaming Resort (“The Rose”) in Dumfries, Virginia. (Photo attached) In this role, Sample will oversee all operations of The Rose that will include a luxury hotel, eight bars and restaurants, a cultural venue, meeting and event space and over 80 acres of green space. The Rose is expected to open in Spring 2024.

Sample is a veteran hospitality operator who brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the gaming and entertainment industries, most recently serving as the General Manager for Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin, Maryland, where she assisted in opening the $54 million casino property and hiring and training 200 team members. Sample is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the University of Delaware. Prior to her employment with CDI, Sample held leadership positions at Delaware Park Casino and Racetrack and White Clay Creek Country Club at Delaware Park.

“Bobbi’s leadership is a great addition to The Rose, and I look forward to working with her as we move toward the highly anticipated opening and the many benefits this project will have for the community.” said Jack Sours, Vice President of Gaming Operations for CDI.

“I’m honored and excited to further my career with CDI as the company continues to expand and create extraordinary experiences in Virginia.” said Sample. “We’re prepared to hit the ground running and I’m eager to welcome new team members to the Churchill Downs family over the coming months.”

Sample’s promotion is effective immediately. CDI has initiated a search to fill the position of General Manager of Ocean Downs Casino.