x
Breaking News
More () »

Louisville's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Louisville, Kentucky | WHAS11.com

Kevin Flanery, Churchill Downs track president, announces retirement

In July 2009, he was named the 13th president of Churchill Downs Racetrack.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville native and president of Churchill Downs racetrack, Kevin Flanery, announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. Flanery has led the track for the past 11 years. 

His 15-year tenure began in December 2005 as vice president of national public affairs for Churchill Downs Incorporated. In July 2009, he was named the 13th president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. 

Flanery led a number of significant capital investments on the historic property, including permanent track lighting, the Big Board and the construction of a new hotel at the first turn.

“It has been an honor to work with a team that constantly strives to protect the legacy of the Kentucky Derby while creating experiences that resonate in our modern world. The ability of my Churchill Downs team to listen to our fans and our horsemen has informed every move we have made to enrich the Kentucky Derby for future generations,” Flanery said in a release.

►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users. 

Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed