(Churchill Downs’ CEO Bill Carstanjen / Photo Courtesy of Churchill Downs)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

CDI CEO Carstanjen to be Honored Wednesday Night by Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Churchill Downs Incorporated Chief Executive Officer Bill Carstanjen will be honored Wednesday night as the first recipient of The Louisville Thoroughbred Society’s Stakes Race Bourbon Dinner“Honored Guest Award.”

The dinner at The Louisville Thoroughbred Society, a premier, private club located in downtown Louisville at 209 E. Main St. that offers simulcast wagering in a stylish setting, will help kick start a grand week of Thoroughbred racing at Churchill Downs with the start of the September Meet.

“We are truly blessed to have developed such a great working relationship with Bill and his entire team at Churchill Downs,” said Mike Schnell, one of the three Founding Members of The Louisville Thoroughbred Society. “Without his and Churchill Downs’ support, I don’t know if our club would have been possible. But from Day One, Bill and his team have been there – every step along the way – to make this project truly come to life.”

The dinner is 6-10 p.m. and features a five-course dining experience from Executive Chef Allan Rosenberg. LTS members can purchase tickets to the first LTS’ Stakes Race Bourbon Dinner and Awards Program for $195 per guest at thelouisvillethoroughbredsociety.com or by calling the club at (502) 416-1282.