updated 6/1/2011 11:17:16 AM ET 2011-06-01T15:17:16

GREENVILLE, Miss., June 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq:CHDN) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Harlow's Casino Resort & Hotel ("Harlow's") in Greenville, Miss., will re-open to the public effective June 1 at 10 a.m. CDT, after temporarily closing due to rising water levels and flooding along the Mississippi River.

The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners permitted Harlow's staff to cross the levee to begin cleanup efforts, and the management team received permission from the Mississippi Gaming Commission to resume casino operations this morning. Additional information about Harlow's re-opening and current schedule of operations can be found online at www.harlowscasino.com or by calling (866) 534-LUCK (5825).

Harlow's Casino Resort & Hotel, located on approximately 69 acres of leased land near the Mississippi River in Greenville, Miss., features a 33,000-square foot gaming floor with 841 Class III slot machines, 23 table games and a poker room; a five-story, 105-room attached hotel; a 2,600-seat entertainment center; and three separate dining areas. The property, which opened in November 2007, sits at the base of a new $336 million U.S. Highway 82 Bridge that connects Harlow's to customers in the neighboring state of Arkansas. Additional information about Harlow's can be found at www.harlowscasino.com.

CONTACT: Julie Koenig Loignon
         Churchill Downs
         (502) 636-4502 (office)
         (502) 262-5461 (mobile)
         Julie.Koenig@kyderby.com

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