2005 3rd Quarter 10-Q


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(X) QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2005

OR

( ) TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _____ to _____

Commission file number 0-1469
 
Churchill Downs Inc. Logo 
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Kentucky
61-0156015
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

700 Central Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40208
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)

(502) 636-4400
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes  X  No____

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  X  No____

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes   No X

The number of shares outstanding of registrant's common stock at November 2, 2005 was 13,038,601 shares.
 
 

 
 
CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2005


 
Part I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
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PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited) (in thousands)

   
September 30, 2005
 
December 31, 2004
 
ASSETS
         
Current assets:
             
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
38,244
 
$
24,968
 
Restricted cash
   
16,097
   
7,267
 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,031 at September 
   30, 2005 and $881 at December 31, 2004
   
31,444
   
45,229
 
Deferred income taxes
   
2,274
   
3,940
 
Other current assets
   
5,907
   
3,589
 
Assets held for sale
   
-
   
142,445
 
Total current assets
   
93,966
   
227,438
 
Other assets
   
14,095
   
17,105
 
Plant and equipment, net
   
348,790
   
324,738
 
Goodwill
   
53,528
   
53,528
 
Other intangible assets, net
   
18,395
   
19,149
 
Total assets
 
$
528,774
 
$
641,958
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
             
Current liabilities:
             
Accounts payable
 
$
30,580
 
$
30,749
 
Purses payable
   
14,397
   
8,464
 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
   
44,227
   
31,739
 
Dividends payable
   
-
   
6,430
 
Income taxes payable
   
40,836
   
96
 
Deferred revenue
   
8,387
   
25,880
 
Liabilities associated with assets held for sale
   
-
   
9,221
 
Total current liabilities
   
138,427
   
112,579
 
Long-term debt
   
18,086
   
242,770
 
Other liabilities
   
21,544
   
20,424
 
Deferred revenue
   
18,792
   
19,071
 
Deferred income taxes
   
8,318
   
8,686
 
Total liabilities
   
205,167
   
403,530
 
Commitments and contingencies
             
Shareholders' equity:
             
Preferred stock, no par value; 250 shares authorized; no shares issued
   
-
   
-
 
Common stock, no par value; 50,000 shares authorized; issued 13,011 shares
   September 30, 2005 and 12,904 shares December 31, 2004
   
117,824
   
114,930
 
Retained earnings
   
207,537
   
125,613
 
Unearned stock compensation
   
(1,754
)
 
(1,935
)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)
   
-
   
(180
)
Total shareholders’ equity
   
323,607
   
238,428
 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
 
$
528,774
 
$
641,958
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
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CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET EARNINGS (LOSS)
AND COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS (LOSS)
for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004
(Unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data)
 
     
Three Months Ended
September 30, 
   
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
 
 
 
2005
 
 
2004
 
 
2005
 
 
2004
 
Net revenues
 
$
112,016
 
$
102,536
 
$
327,035
 
$
275,325
 
Operating expenses
   
96,677
   
83,878
   
263,955
   
217,031
 
Gross profit
   
15,339
   
18,658
   
63,080
   
58,294
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
   
9,274
   
10,771
   
34,656
   
26,629
 
Asset impairment loss
   
-
   
4,363
   
-
   
4,363
 
Intangible impairment loss
   
-
   
1,839
   
-
   
1,839
 
Operating income
   
6,065
   
1,685
   
28,424
   
25,463
 
Other income (expense):
                         
Interest income
   
135
   
98
   
296
   
289
 
Interest expense
   
(265
)
 
(100
)
 
(950
)
 
(485
)
Unrealized gain on derivative instruments
   
204
   
-
   
614
   
-
 
Miscellaneous, net
   
713
   
299
   
1,330
   
1,136
 
     
787
   
297
   
1,290
   
940
 
Earnings from continuing operations before provision 
   for income taxes
   
6,852
   
1,982
   
29,714
   
26,403
 
Provision for income taxes
   
(3,010
)
 
(2,378
)
 
(13,052
)
 
(12,151
)
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
   
3,842
   
(396
)
 
16,662
   
14,252
 
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
                         
Loss from operations
   
(2,124
)
 
(3,444
)
 
(4,655
)
 
(2,143
)
Gain on sale of assets
   
69,917
   
-
   
69,917
   
-
 
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
71,635
   
($3,840
)
$
81,924
 
$
12,109
 
Other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes:
                         
Change in fair value of cash flow hedges
   
(215
)
 
(844
)
 
180
   
(234
)
Comprehensive earnings (loss)
 
$
71,420
 
$
(4,684
)
$
82,104
 
$
11,875
 
Net earnings (loss) per common share data:
                         
Basic
                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
0.29
  $
(0.03
)
$
1.25
 
$
1.07
 
Discontinued operations
   
5.07
   
(0.26
)
 
4.89
   
(0.16
)
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
5.36
 
$
(0.29
)
$
6.14
 
$
0.91
 
Diluted
                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
  $
0.28
  $
(0.03
)
$
1.23
 
$
1.06
 
Discontinued operations
   
5.02
   
(0.26
)
 
4.84
   
(0.16
)
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
5.30
 
$
(0.29
)
$
6.07
 
$
0.90
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
                         
Basic
   
12,913
   
13,310
   
12,893
   
13,285
 
Diluted
   
13,511
   
13,310
   
13,507
   
13,467
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
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CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
for the nine months ended September 30,
(Unaudited) (in thousands)
 
2005
2004
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
             
Net earnings
 
$
81,924
 
$
12,109
 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
             
Depreciation and amortization
   
18,883
   
16,245
 
Unrealized gain on derivative instruments
   
(614
)
 
-
 
Gain on sale of assets of Hollywood Park
   
(112,370
)
 
-
 
Asset impairment
   
-
   
4,363
 
Intangible impairment
   
-
   
1,839
 
Other
   
870
   
-
 
Increase (decrease) in cash resulting from changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of
    assets and liabilities sold:
             
Restricted cash
   
(5,477
)
 
(3,432
)
Accounts receivable
   
1,869
   
(5,118
)
Other current assets
   
(2,576
)
 
(5,616
)
Accounts payable
   
(1,298
)
 
123
 
Purses payable
   
5,933
   
6,294
 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
   
1,630
   
5,744
 
Income taxes payable
   
40,740
   
2,305
 
Deferred revenue
   
(2,949
)
 
6,744
 
Other assets and liabilities
   
5,943
   
(329
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
   
32,508
   
41,271
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
             
Additions to plant and equipment, net
   
(40,591
)
 
(63,562
)
Net cash proceeds from sale of assets of Hollywood Park
   
248,323
   
-
 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
   
207,732
   
(63,562
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
             
Borrowings on bank line of credit
   
445,202
   
318,403
 
Repayments of bank line of credit
   
(570,202
)
 
(290,072
)
Repayments of Senior Notes
   
(100,000
)
 
-
 
Repayments of long-term debt
   
-
   
(1,618
)
Change in book overdraft
   
(901
)
 
(2,826
)
Payment of dividends
   
(6,430
)
 
(6,625
)
Common stock issued
   
2,623
   
1,958
 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
   
(229,708
)
 
19,220
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
   
10,532
   
(3,071
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
   
27,712
   
16,440
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
   
38,244
   
13,369
 
Cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale
   
-
   
(2,217
)
Cash and cash equivalents in continuing operations
 
$
38,244
 
$
11,152
 
 
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Cash paid during the period for:
             
Interest
   
10,082
   
5,037
 
Income taxes
   
12,678
   
12,928
 
Schedule of non-cash activities:
             
Plant and equipment additions included in accounts payable/accrued expenses
   
2,621
   
2,934
 
Issuance of common stock in connection with restricted stock plan
   
277
   
-
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
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CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 (Unaudited)

1.
Basis of Presentation

The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are presented in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and consequently do not include all of the disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America or those normally made in Churchill Downs Incorporated’s (the "Company") Annual Report on Form 10-K. The year-end Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet data was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Accordingly, the reader of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 for further information. The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with the Company’s customary accounting practices and have not been audited.

Certain prior period financial statement amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair statement of this information have been made and all such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.

The Company’s revenues and earnings are significantly influenced by its racing calendar. Therefore, revenues and operating results for any interim quarter are generally not indicative of the revenues and operating results for the year and may not be comparable with results for the corresponding period of the previous year. The Company historically has had very few live racing days during the first quarter, with a majority of its live racing occurring in the second, third and fourth quarters, including the running of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks during the second quarter, the quarter during which the Company typically generates the majority of its annual operating income. As a result of the acquisition of the Fair Grounds Race Course (“Fair Grounds”) during the fourth quarter of 2004, the Company had 63 live racing days during the first quarter of 2005, which compares to 10 live racing days during the first quarter of 2004.

Long-Lived Assets

In the event that facts and circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of tangible or intangible long-lived assets or groups of assets may be impaired, an evaluation of recoverability is performed. If an evaluation was required, the estimated future undiscounted cash flows associated with the assets would be compared to the assets’ carrying amount to determine if an impairment loss should be recorded. In addition, goodwill is otherwise tested for impairment on an annual basis in accordance with SFAS No. 142 "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets." In assessing whether goodwill is impaired, the fair market value of the related reporting unit is compared to its carrying amount, including goodwill. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds its fair market value, the second step of the goodwill impairment test is performed to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any. The second step of the goodwill impairment test consists of comparing the implied fair value of reporting unit goodwill with the carrying amount of that goodwill. If the carrying amount of reporting unit goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized equal to such excess. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined in the same manner as the amount of goodwill recognized in a business combination is determined. The Company completed the required impairment tests of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets as of March 31, 2005, and no adjustment to the carrying value of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets was required.

Revenue Recognition

The Company’s pari-mutuel revenues include commissions on pari-mutuel wagering at its racetracks and off-track betting facilities (net of state pari-mutuel taxes), plus simulcast host fees from other wagering sites and source market fees generated from contracts with in-home wagering providers. In addition to the commissions and fees earned on pari-mutuel wagering, the Company earns pari-mutuel related streams of revenues from sources that are not related to wagering. These other revenues are primarily derived from statutory racing regulations in some of the states where the facilities are located and can fluctuate materially year-to-year. Non-wagering revenues are primarily generated from admissions, sponsorships, licensing rights and broadcast fees, concessions, video poker, lease income and other sources and are recognized when the related service is performed. Non-wagering revenues also include the Indiana riverboat admissions subsidy, which is recognized ratably over the Company’s fiscal year.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Pari-mutuel revenues are recognized upon occurrence of the live race that is presented for wagering and after that live race is made official by the respective state’s racing regulatory body. Additional non-wagering revenues such as admissions, programs and concession revenues are recognized as delivery of the product or services has occurred.

Greater than 75% of the Company’s annual revenues are generated by pari-mutuel wagering on live and simulcast racing content and in-home wagering. Live racing handle includes wagers made on live races at the Company’s live tracks and also wagers made on imported simulcast signals at the Company’s racetracks during live meets. Import simulcasting handle includes wagers on imported signals at the Company’s racetracks when the respective tracks are not conducting live race meets and at the Company’s off-track betting facilities ("OTB") throughout the year. Export handle includes all wagers made on live racing signals sent to other tracks, OTBs and in-home wagering. In-home wagering, or account wagering, consists of wagers through an advance deposit account.

The Company retains as revenue a pre-determined percentage or commission on the total amount wagered, and the balance is distributed to the winning patrons. The gross percentages retained on live racing and import simulcasting at the Company’s various locations range from approximately 15% to 27%. In general, the fees earned from export simulcasting are contractually determined and average approximately 3.5%. All commissions and fees earned from pari-mutuel wagering are shared with horsemen through payment of purses based on local contracts and statutes and average approximately 50%.

Purse Expense

The Company recognizes purse expense from the statutorily or contractually required percentage of revenue that is required to be paid out in the form of purses to the winning owners of horses in races run at the Company’s racetracks in the period in which wagering occurs. The Company incurs a liability for all unpaid purses to be paid out. The Company may pay out purses in excess of statutorily or contractually required amounts resulting in purse overpayments, which are expensed as incurred. Recoveries of purse overpayments are recognized in the period they are received.

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation in accordance with Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25 "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees." Had the compensation cost for the Company’s stock-based compensation plans been determined consistent with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS") No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-based Compensation," ("SFAS No. 123") the Company’s net earnings and net earnings per common share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 would approximate the pro forma amounts presented below (in thousands, except per share data):

   
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   
2005
 
2004
 
2005
 
2004
 
Net earnings (loss), as reported
 
$
71,635
 
$
(3,840
)
$
81,924
 
$
12,109
 
Add: Stock based compensation expense included in
    reported net earnings (loss), net of tax benefit
   
63
   
-
   
178
   
-
 
Deduct: Pro forma stock-based compensation expense,
    net of tax benefit
   
(180
)
 
(328
)
 
(815
)
 
(1,198
)
Pro forma net earnings (loss)
 
$
71,518
 
$
(4,168
)
$
81,287
 
$
10,911
 
                           
Pro forma net earnings (loss) per common share:
                         
Basic
 
$
5.35
 
$
(0.31
)
$
6.09
 
$
0.82
 
Diluted
 
$
5.29
 
$
(0.31
)
$
6.02
 
$
0.81
 

The Company anticipates making awards in the future under stock-based compensation plans.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 
2.
Discontinued Operations

Sale of Assets of Hollywood Park

On September 23, 2005, Churchill Downs California Company (“CDCC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, completed the disposition of the Hollywood Park Racetrack horse racing facility and the Hollywood Park Casino facility located in Inglewood, California (“Hollywood Park”), to Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC (the “Purchaser”) pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) dated July 6, 2005. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser acquired substantially all of the assets of CDCC used in its operation of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, which includes land, buildings, improvements and equipment, and the building in which the Hollywood Park Casino is operated and related fixtures for a purchase price of $257.5 million cash (the “Assets”), and, in addition, the Purchaser agreed to assume certain liabilities of CDCC related to the Assets, subject to certain adjustments contained in the Purchase Agreement as described below. The actual cash proceeds received by CDCC on September 23, 2005, including the amounts applied to pay off indebtedness, was $254.6 million after the adjustments described below, which excludes transaction costs of $5.4 million and cash sold of $857.1 thousand.

In connection with the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, as amended, between CDCC and Bay Meadows Land Company, LLC (“Bay Meadows”), CDCC and the Purchaser, the assignee of Bay Meadows, entered into a letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) modifying the Purchase Agreement between CDCC and Bay Meadows. Pursuant to the Letter Agreement, the parties agreed at closing of the Purchase Agreement to reduce the purchase price of the assets acquired by the Purchaser by $2.5 million to address environmental remediation issues and to provide a working capital adjustment in favor of the Purchaser in the amount of $2.5 million. In addition, as of the closing, the parties agreed that CDCC would retain certain immaterial liabilities and certain simulcast receivables and payables.

Use of Proceeds

The Company used a portion of the cash proceeds from the sale to pay off outstanding principal and interest of approximately $229.0 million under its revolving loan facility and the Floating Rate Senior Secured Notes due March 31, 2010 (the “Senior Notes”). The remaining cash proceeds will be used to pay income taxes generated by the gain on the sale of assets during the fourth quarter. In connection with the pay-off of the Senior Notes, approximately $646.2 thousand of deferred finance costs were written off against interest expense that is included in discontinued operations. The Company also terminated its interest rate swap contracts resulting in a net gain on termination of approximately $981.5 thousand, which is also included in interest expense within discontinued operations. Amounts included in accumulated other comprehensive income related to the derivatives were also reclassified to current earnings from discontinued operations.

Agreement of Indemnity - Multi-employer Retirement Plans

In connection with the sale, the Company transferred its obligations as a member in various noncontributory defined benefit multi-employer retirement plans, which are administered primarily by unions, to the Purchaser. Under the terms of an indemnity agreement included in the Purchase Agreement, in the event the Purchaser withdraws in a complete or partial withdrawal from any of the multi-employer retirement plans due to a cessation of the Hollywood Park Racetrack business on or before the last day of the fifth plan year beginning immediately after the close of the sale, the Company agreed to indemnify and hold the Purchaser harmless from and against any withdrawal liability incurred by the Purchaser in connection with such complete or partial withdrawal, provided that the aggregate amount of such withdrawal liability shall not exceed the amount of the withdrawal liability that would have been incurred by the Company if the Company had completely withdrawn from the applicable plans on the date of the closing of the sale. Because management has determined, as of September 30, 2005, it is probable that the Hollywood Park Racetrack business will cease on or before the last day of the fifth plan year beginning immediately after the closing of the sale, therefore the Company has recognized a liability of $5.6 million against the gain on the sale of assets equal to an estimate of the total withdrawal liability as of the date of the closing of the sale as calculated using actuarial assumptions in accordance with applicable plan provisions and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended by the Multi-Employers Pension Plan Amendment Act of 1980.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
Financial Information

In accordance with SFAS No. 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” the sale of the Assets has been accounted for as discontinued operations. Accordingly, the results of operations of the Assets for all periods presented and the gain on the sale have been classified as discontinued operations, net of income taxes, in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Net Earnings (Loss). Set forth below is a summary of the results of operations of the Assets sold for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 (in thousands):

   
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   
2005
 
2004
 
2005
 
2004
 
Net revenues
 
$
16,313
 
$
17,147
 
$
70,117
 
$
71,722
 
Operating expenses
   
16,577
   
17,468
   
63,593
   
63,515
 
Gross (loss) profit
   
(264
)
 
(321
)
 
6,524
   
8,207
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
   
(108
)
 
2,478
   
3,247
   
5,783
 
Operating income (loss)
   
(156
)
 
(2,799
)
 
3,277
   
2,424
 
Other income (expense):
                         
Interest income
   
6
   
4
   
20
   
14
 
Interest expense
   
(3,173
)
 
(1,426
)
 
(8,806
)
 
(3,599
)
Miscellaneous, net
   
1
   
-
   
3
   
3
 
   Other income (expense)
   
(3,166
)
 
(1,422
)
 
(8,783
)
 
(3,582
)
Loss before provision for income taxes
   
(3,322
)
 
(4,221
)
 
(5,506
)
 
(1,158
)
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
   
1,198
   
777
   
851
   
(985
)
Loss from operations
   
(2,124
)
 
(3,444
)
 
(4,655
)
 
(2,143
)
Gain on sale of assets, net of income taxes
   
69,917
   
-
   
69,917
   
-
 
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
67,793
 
$
(3,444
)
$
65,262
 
$
(2,143
)

Set forth below is a summary of the net assets held for sale as of December 31, 2004 (in thousands):

   
December 31, 2004
 
Current assets:
       
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
2,744
 
Accounts receivable
   
5,294
 
Other current assets
   
501
 
Plant and equipment, net
   
133,906
 
Assets held for sale
   
142,445
 
Current liabilities:
       
Accounts payable
   
3,388
 
Accrued expenses
   
5,772
 
Deferred revenue
   
61
 
Liabilities associated with assets held for sale
   
9,221
 
Net assets held for sale
 
$
133,224
 
 
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3.
Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused significant damage to the metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana area (“New Orleans”). The Company’s Louisiana Operations, including Fair Grounds, its 11 OTBs and Video Services, Inc., the exclusive operator of more than 700 video poker machines, closed as a result of this disaster. On October 26, 2005, five OTBs, including four that offer video poker, reopened to the public. Also, on September 13, 2005, the Company reached an agreement with Harrah’s Bossier City Investment Company, L.L.C., d/b/a Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, for a shortened Fair Grounds race meet from November 19, 2005 through January 22, 2006, for a total of 37 race dates. Under the agreement, the 37 race dates will be conducted at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. The agreement is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. Due to the fact that Hurricane Katrina had a significant impact on New Orleans, the Company is currently evaluating if or when the remaining portion of its Louisiana Operations will recommence.

The Company anticipates that it is likely that a significant portion of the assets of its Louisiana Operations has suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina. The Company carries property and casualty insurance as well as business interruption insurance. The Company is currently working with its insurance carriers to determine to what extent insurance proceeds will offset any losses. As of September 30, 2005, the Company has received $4.0 million in insurance proceeds in advance, which has been classified as restricted cash in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2005. Approximately $1.4 million of the proceeds was recorded as a reduction of selling, general and administrative expenses against losses related to the interruption of business caused by Hurricane Katrina that were actually incurred through September 30, 2005, that management determined are probable of recovery under an existing business interruption insurance policy. The remaining $2.6 million of proceeds has been recorded as a current liability in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2005 until such time that management identifies additional future business interruption or property and casualty losses that are deemed probable of recovery under existing insurance policies. The Company has not yet determined the ultimate impact that Hurricane Katrina will have on its results of operations. However, under existing policies, the Company is required to pay a $500.0 thousand deductible related to any recoveries for damages.

4.
Borrowing Arrangements

Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

On September 23, 2005, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the "Agreement").  The Guarantors under the Agreement are a majority of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Agreement amends, supersedes and restates in its entirety a previous credit agreement dated as of April 3, 2003.  The Agreement provides for a maximum borrowing of $200.0 million (including a letter of credit subfacility not to exceed $25.0 million and a swing line commitment up to a maximum principal amount of $15.0 million). The facility terminates on September 23, 2010.  Subject to certain conditions, the Company may at any time increase the aggregate commitment up to an amount not to exceed $250.0 million.
 
Generally, borrowings made pursuant to the Agreement bear interest at a LIBOR-based rate per annum plus an applicable percentage ranging from 0.75% to 1.50% depending on certain Company financial ratios.  In addition, under the Agreement, the Company agreed to pay a commitment fee at rates that range from 0.15% to 0.375% of the available aggregate commitment, depending on the Company's leverage ratio.
 
The Agreement contains customary financial and other covenant requirements, including specific interest coverage and leverage ratios, as well as minimum levels of net worth.

Convertible Notes Payable

On October 19, 2004, the Company acquired 452,603 shares of its common stock from a shareholder in exchange for a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $16.7 million, due October 18, 2014. The convertible note was amended and restated on March 7, 2005 (as so amended and restated the "Note"), to eliminate the Company’s ability to pay the Note at maturity with shares of its common stock. The Company will pay interest on the principal amount of the Note on an annual basis in an amount equal to what the shareholder would have received as a dividend on the shares that were redeemed. The Note is immediately convertible, at the option of the shareholder, into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $36.83. The Note may not be prepaid without the shareholder’s consent. Upon maturity, the Company must pay the principal balance and unpaid accrued interest in cash. Prior to the amendment, the Note was deemed a short forward contract on common stock of the Company that included each of a short call option with a strike price of $36.83, a long put option with an equivalent strike price and a debt obligation consisting of interest amounts equal to the future dividends with respect to the underlying shares and a principal amount equal to the notional amount of $16.7 million. A discount of $4.2 million, representing the difference between the notional amount and the fair market value of $12.5 million of the debt obligation on the date of issuance, was recorded and is being amortized against interest expense over the term of the Note using the effective interest method.
 
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The aforementioned derivative financial instruments were recorded separately and adjusted to fair market value on December 31, 2004 and March 7, 2005, in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as follows (in thousands):

 
 December 31, 2004
 March 7, 2005
 
Change
 
Long put option
 
$
3,413
 
$
3,408
 
$
(5
)
Short call option
   
(11,410
)
 
(11,233
)
 
177
 
Net derivative financial instrument
 
$
(7,997
)
$
(7,825
)
$
172
 

Effective on the date of the amendment, the Note was deemed a conventional convertible debt instrument. As such, the Note was adjusted to fair market value on March 7, 2005, against current earnings. The long put option and short call option are included in other assets and other liabilities, respectively, and are both being amortized into earnings on a straight-line basis over the remaining term of the Note. The Company recorded unrealized gains on derivative instruments in the amounts of $204 thousand and $614 thousand during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005, respectively, which includes $204 thousand and $442 thousand of amortization during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005, respectively.
 
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5.
Earnings Per Share

The following is a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator of the earnings (loss) per common share computations (in thousands):

   
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   
2005
 
2004
 
2005
 
2004
 
Numerator for basic earnings (loss) from continuing
    operations per common share:
                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
3,842
 
$
(396
)
$
16,662
 
$
14,252
 
Net earnings from continuing operations allocated to 
   participating securities
   
(130
)
 
-
   
(565
)
 
-
 
Numerator for basic earnings (loss) from continuing
   operations per common share
 
$
3,712
 
$
(396
)
$
16,097
 
$
14,252
 
                           
Numerator for basic earnings (loss) per common share:
                         
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
71,635
 
$
(3,840
)
$
81,924
 
$
12,109
 
Net earnings allocated to participating securities
   
(2,426
)
 
-
   
(2,779
)
 
-
 
Numerator for basic earnings (loss) per common share
 
$
69,209
 
$
(3,840
)
$
79,145
 
$
12,109
 
                           
Numerator for diluted earnings (loss) per common share:
                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
3,842
 
$
(396
)
$
16,662
 
$
14,252
 
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
   
67,793
   
(3,444
)
 
65,262
   
(2,143
)
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
71,635
 
$
(3,840
)
$
81,924
 
$
12,109
 
                           
Denominator for earnings (loss) per common share:
                         
Basic
   
12,913
   
13,310
   
12,893
   
13,285
 
Plus dilutive effect of stock options
   
145
   
-
   
161
   
182
 
Plus dilutive effect of convertible note
   
453
   
-
   
453
   
-
 
Diluted
   
13,511
   
13,310
   
13,507
   
13,467
 
                           
Earnings (loss) per common share:
                         
Basic
                         
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
0.29
 
$
(0.03
)
$
1.25
 
$
1.07
 
Discontinued operations
   
5.07
   
(0.26
)
 
4.89
   
(0.16
)
    Net earnings (loss)
  $
5.36
  $
(0.29
)
$
6.14
  $
0.91
 
                           
Diluted
                         
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
0.28
  $
(0.03
)
$
1.23
 
$
1.06
 
Discontinued operations
   
5.02
   
(0.26
)
 
4.84
   
(0.16
)
    Net earnings (loss)
  $
5.30
  $
(0.29
)
$
6.07
 
$
0.90
 

Options to purchase 28 thousand and 131 thousand shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and options to purchase 38 thousand shares for the three months ended September 30, 2005, were not included in the computation of earnings per common share assuming dilution because the options’ exercise prices were greater than the average market price of the common shares. Options to purchase 173 thousand shares were excluded from computation of earnings per common share assuming dilution for the three months ended September 30, 2004, because their effect was antidilutive due to the net loss during the third quarter of 2004.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
6.
Segement Information

The Company has determined that it currently operates in the following 7 segments: (1) Kentucky Operations, including Churchill Downs racetrack and its on-site simulcast facility and Ellis Park racetrack and its on-site simulcast facility; (2) Calder Race Course; (3) Arlington Park and its 8 OTBs; (4) Hoosier Park racetrack and its on-site simulcast facility and its 3 OTBs; (5) Louisiana Operations, including Fair Grounds, its 11 OTBs and Video Services, Inc.; (6) Churchill Downs Simulcast Network ("CDSN"), the simulcast product provider of the Company; and (7) other investments, including Churchill Downs Simulcast Productions and the Company’s various equity interests, which are not material. Financial information about the Company’s reported segments in the tables below has been updated to reflect discontinued operations as a result of the sale of the assets of Hollywood Park by CDCC as discussed in Note 2. Eliminations include the elimination of management fees and other intersegment transactions, primarily between CDSN and the racetracks.

The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those described in the "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004. The Company uses revenues and EBITDA (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) as key performance measures of results of operations for purposes of evaluating performance internally. Furthermore, management believes that the use of these measures enables management and investors to evaluate and compare from period to period, the Company’s operating performance in a meaningful and consistent manner. Because the Company uses EBITDA as a key performance measure of financial performance, the Company is required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America to provide the information in this footnote concerning EBITDA. However, these measures should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net earnings (loss) (as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America) as a measure of the Company’s operating results or operating cash flows (as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America) as a measure of the Company’s liquidity.
 
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The table below presents information about reported segments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 (in thousands):
   
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   
2005
 
2004
 
2005
 
2004
 
Net revenues from external customers:
                         
Kentucky Operations
 
$
13,834
 
$
14,648
 
$
83,455
 
$
76,575
 
Arlington Park
   
33,465
   
32,615
   
67,382
   
71,280
 
Calder Race Course
   
28,593
   
26,585
   
53,023
   
50,270
 
Hoosier Park
   
9,700
   
10,062
   
30,138
   
30,665
 
Louisiana Operations
   
7,462
   
-
   
38,849
   
-
 
CDSN
   
18,090
   
18,035
   
52,379
   
45,046
 
Total racing operations
   
111,144
   
101,945
   
325,226
   
273,836
 
Other investments
   
663
   
637
   
869
   
875
 
Corporate
   
343
   
65
   
1,495
   
1,089
 
Net revenues from continuing operations
   
112,150
   
102,647
   
327,590
   
275,800
 
Discontinued operations
   
16,179
   
17,036
   
69,562
   
71,247
 
   
$
128,329
 
$
119,683
 
$
397,152
 
$
347,047
 
Inter-company net revenues:
                         
Kentucky Operations
 
$
4,453
 
$
4,593
 
$
19,205
 
$
19,850
 
Arlington Park
   
6,145
   
6,007
   
8,768
   
8,171
 
Calder Race Course
   
3,683
   
3,613
   
6,674
   
6,879
 
Hoosier Park
   
31
   
36
   
107
   
86
 
Louisiana Operations
   
-
   
-
   
6,335
   
-
 
Total racing operations
   
14,312
   
14,249
   
41,089
   
34,986
 
Other investments
   
571
   
681
   
1,388
   
1,526
 
Corporate
   
206
   
214
   
731
   
758
 
Eliminations
   
(15,223
)
 
(15,255
)
 
(43,763
)
 
(37,745
)
     
(134
)
 
(111
)
 
(555
)
 
(475
)
Discontinued operations
   
134
   
111
   
555
   
475
 
 
 
$
-   
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Segment EBITDA and net earnings:
                         
Kentucky Operations
 
$
(4,136
)
$
(9,008
)
$
27,440
 
$
15,148
 
Arlington Park
   
9,115
   
9,933
   
9,554
   
13,255
 
Calder Race Course
   
5,532
   
1,670
   
2,809
   
2,373
 
Hoosier Park
   
(57
)
 
174
   
767
   
1,341
 
Louisiana Operations
   
(1,081
)
 
-
   
756
   
-
 
CDSN
   
4,486
   
4,224
   
12,803
   
10,356
 
Total racing operations
   
13,859
   
6,993
   
54,129
   
42,473
 
Other investments
   
1,139
   
952
   
1,689
   
1,599
 
Corporate
   
(2,696
)
 
(2,130
)
 
(9,743
)
 
(5,924
)
Total
   
12,302
   
5,815
   
46,075
   
38,148
 
Eliminations
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
(6
)
Depreciation and amortization
   
(5,320
)
 
(3,831
)
 
(15,707
)
 
(11,543
)
Interest income (expense), net
   
(130
)
 
(2
)
 
(654
)
 
(196
)
Provision for income taxes
   
(3,010
)
 
(2,378
)
 
(13,052
)
 
(12,151
)
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
   
3,842
   
(396
)
 
16,662
   
14,252
 
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
   
67,793
   
(3,444
)
 
65,262
   
(2,143
)
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
71,635
 
$
(3,840
)
$
81,924
 
$
12,109
 
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
The table below presents total asset information about reported segments (in thousands):
 
   
September 30,
2005
 
December 31,
2004
   
Total assets:
               
Kentucky Operations
 
$
592,434
 
$
572,039
   
Arlington Park
   
91,072
   
83,047
   
Calder Race Course
   
87,804
   
89,393
   
Hollywood Park
   
95,916
   
2,589
   
Hoosier Park
   
38,854
   
33,073
   
Louisiana Operations
   
75,161
   
74,971
   
CDSN
   
11,018
   
11,018
   
Other investments
   
136,151
   
114,945
   
Assets held for sale
   
-
   
142,445
   
     
1,128,410
   
1,123,520
   
Eliminations
   
(599,636
)
 
(481,562
)
 
   
$
528,774
 
$
641,958
   
                 
 
     
 
 
 Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
     
2005
   
2004
   
Capital expenditures, net:
               
Kentucky Operations
 
$
27,096
 
$
54,875
   
Hollywood Park
   
2,161
   
3,509
   
Calder Race Course
   
1,688
   
2,656
   
Arlington Park
   
4,800
   
2,013
   
Hoosier Park
   
392
   
502
   
Louisiana Operations
   
4,337
   
-
   
Other Investments
   
117
   
7
   
   
$
40,591
 
$
63,562
   

As of September 30, 2005, assets of Hollywood Park primarily include an intercompany receivable related to net cash proceeds on the sale of the Assets that were received by Churchill Downs, Incorporated on behalf of Hollywood Park. The intercompany receivable has been eliminated in consolidation, resulting in no impact on the consolidated financial position or the consolidated results of operations of the Company.

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7.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued SFAS No. 123(R), "Share-Based Payment" ("SFAS No. 123(R)") to replace SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation" and APB Opinion No. 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees." SFAS No. 123(R) requires, among other things, that all share-based payments to employees, including grants of stock options, be measured based on their grant-date fair value and recognized as expense in the consolidated financial statements effective for interim or annual periods beginning after December 15, 2005. Unless observable market prices exist, the grant-date fair value is estimated using an appropriate option-pricing model as determined by management. Management must also make certain assumptions about employee exercise habits, forfeiture rates and select an appropriate amortization methodology for recognizing compensation expense. SFAS No. 123(R) permits a modified prospective method of adoption. Under this method, as a result of Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 107, "Share-Based Payment," compensation expense will be recorded in the consolidated financial statements for 1) all awards granted after January 1, 2006 and 2) the future vesting of awards outstanding as of January 1, 2006. Companies may also elect to restate their previously issued consolidated financial statements to provide consistency across all periods presented under a modified retrospective method. During the fourth quarter of 2004, we terminated our stock option plans and adopted a restricted stock plan. As a result, no stock options were granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2005, and we have no current intentions of granting stock options during the year ended December 31, 2005. Upon adoption of SFAS No. 123(R), we will be required to begin expensing all unvested stock options over their remaining vesting periods. See Note 1 of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional details related to pro forma stock-based compensation expense. Management has determined that the adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) will not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations and earnings per share.


8.
Subsequent Events - Natural Disasters
 
Hurricane Wilma
 
On October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma caused significant damage to Miami as well as other parts of South Florida. Calder Race Course sustained damage to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area. Calder Race Course also lost power during the storm and closed as a result. On October 29, 2005, Calder Race Course reopened for simulcast wagering. On October 30, 2005, Calder Race Course reopened for a reduced number of live turf races. The Company resumed a full card of normal live racing on November 3, 2005.

The Company anticipates that it is likely that a significant portion of the assets of Calder Race Course has suffered damages from Hurricane Wilma. The Company carries property and casualty insurance as well as business interruption insurance. The Company is currently working with its insurance carriers to determine to what extent insurance proceeds will offset any losses. The Company has not yet determined the ultimate impact that Hurricane Wilma will have on its results of operations. However, under existing policies, the Company is required to pay a deductible equal to 2% of the total insured value on an insurable unit basis related to any recoveries for damages.
 
Tornado Damage
 
On November 6, 2005, a tornado caused significant damage to portions of southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky, including Henderson, Kentucky, the location of Ellis Park racetrack and its on-site simulcast facility.  Ellis Park sustained damage to its stable area as well as several other buildings at the racetrack.  Ellis Park also lost power during the storm and closed as a result.  The Company has not yet determined when Ellis Park will recommence.  The Company carries property and casualty insurance as well as business interruption insurance.  The Company has not yet determined the ultimate impact that the tornado will have on its results of operations.
 
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 ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Information set forth in this discussion and analysis contains various "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act") provides certain "safe harbor" provisions for forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are made pursuant to the Act. The reader is cautioned that such forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management’s good faith belief with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking information to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "predict," "project," "should," "will," and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include: the effect of global economic conditions; the effect (including possible increases in the cost of doing business) resulting from future war and terrorist activities or political uncertainties; the economic environment; the impact of increasing insurance costs; the impact of interest rate fluctuations; the effect of any change in our accounting policies or practices; the financial performance of our racing operations; the impact of gaming competition (including lotteries and riverboat, cruise ship and land-based casinos) and other sports and entertainment options in those markets in which we operate; the impact of live racing day competition with other Florida and Louisiana racetracks within those respective markets; costs associated with our efforts in support of alternative gaming initiatives; costs associated with Customer Relationship Management initiatives; a substantial change in law or regulations affecting pari-mutuel and gaming activities; a substantial change in allocation of live racing days; litigation surrounding the Rosemont, Illinois riverboat casino; changes in Illinois law that impact revenues of racing operations in Illinois; a decrease in riverboat admissions subsidy revenue from our Indiana operations; the impact of an additional Indiana racetrack and its wagering facilities near our operations; our continued ability to effectively compete for the country’s top horses and trainers necessary to field high-quality horse racing; our continued ability to grow our share of the interstate simulcast market; our ability to execute our acquisition strategy and to complete or successfully operate planned expansion projects; our ability to successfully complete any divestiture transaction; our ability to adequately integrate acquired businesses; market reaction to our expansion projects; any business disruption associated with our facility renovations; the loss of our totalisator companies or their inability to provide assurance on the reliability of their internal control processes through Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 audits or to keep their technology current; the need for various alternative gaming approvals in Louisiana; our accountability for environmental contamination; the loss of key personnel; the impact of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, on our operations and the extent of our property and business interruption insurance coverage for any related losses; any business disruption associated with a natural disaster and/or its aftermath; and the volatility of our stock price.

You should read this discussion in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 for further information.

Overview

We conduct pari-mutuel wagering on live Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred horse racing and simulcast signals of races. Additionally, we offer racing services through our other interests, as well as alternative gaming through video poker machines in Louisiana.
 
We operate Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, which has conducted Thoroughbred racing since 1875 and is internationally known as the home of the Kentucky Derby, and Ellis Park Race Course, Inc., a Thoroughbred racing operation in Henderson, Kentucky (collectively referred to as "Kentucky Operations"). We also own and operate Arlington Park, a Thoroughbred racing operation in Arlington Heights, Illinois; and Calder Race Course, a Thoroughbred racing operation in Miami Gardens, Florida. During October 2004, we purchased the assets of Fair Grounds Race Course (“Fair Grounds”), a Thoroughbred racing operation in New Orleans, Louisiana and the stock of Video Services, Inc. ("VSI"), the owner and operator of more than 700 video poker machines in Louisiana. Additionally, we are the majority owner and operator of Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana, which conducts Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred horse racing. We conduct simulcast wagering on horse racing at 23 simulcast wagering facilities in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Louisiana, as well as at our six racetracks.

The Churchill Downs Simulcast Network ("CDSN") provides the principal oversight of interstate and international simulcast and wagering opportunities, as well as the marketing, sales, operations and data support efforts related to the Company-owned racing content.
 
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Recent Developments

Sale of Assets of Hollywood Park

On September 23, 2005, Churchill Downs California Company (“CDCC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, completed the disposition of the Hollywood Park Racetrack horse racing facility and the Hollywood Park Casino facility located in Inglewood, California (“Hollywood Park”), to Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC (the “Purchaser”) pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) dated July 6, 2005. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser acquired substantially all of the assets of CDCC used in its operation of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, which includes land, buildings, improvements and equipment, and the building in which the Hollywood Park Casino is operated and related fixtures for a purchase price of $257.5 million cash (the “Assets”), and, in addition, the Purchaser agreed to assume certain liabilities of CDCC related to the Assets, subject to certain adjustments contained in the Purchase Agreement as described below. The actual cash proceeds received by CDCC on September 23, 2005, including the amounts applied to pay off indebtedness, was $254.6 million after the adjustments described below, which excludes transaction costs of $5.4 million and cash sold of $857.1 thousand.

In connection with the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, as amended, between CDCC and Bay Meadows Land Company, LLC (“Bay Meadows”), CDCC and the Purchaser, the assignee of Bay Meadows, entered into a letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) modifying the Purchase Agreement between CDCC and Bay Meadows. Pursuant to the Letter Agreement, the parties agreed at closing of the Purchase Agreement to reduce the purchase price of the assets acquired by the Purchaser by $2.5 million to address environmental remediation issues and to provide a working capital adjustment in favor of the Purchaser in the amount of $2.5 million. In addition, as of the closing, the parties agreed that CDCC would retain certain immaterial liabilities and certain simulcast receivables and payables.

Also, in connection with the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, Bay Meadows, Stockbridge Real Estate Fund II-A, LP, Stockbridge Real Estate Fund II-B, L.P., Stockbridge Real Estate Fund II-T, LP, Stockbridge Hollywood Park Co-Investors, LP, Stockbridge HP Holdings Company, LLC and Churchill Downs Investment Company entered into a reinvestment agreement (the “Reinvestment Agreement”). Pursuant to the Reinvestment Agreement, Churchill Downs Investment Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, will have the option to reinvest in the Hollywood Park Racetrack business, in the event of certain triggering events which would allow the Hollywood Park Racetrack business to engage in electronic gaming, or other significant gaming and/or subsidies not currently authorized.
 
Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused significant damage to the metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana area (“New Orleans”). Our Louisiana Operations, including Fair Grounds, its 11 OTBs and Video Services, Inc., the exclusive operator of more than 700 video poker machines, closed as a result of this disaster. On October 26, 2005, five OTBs, including four that offer video poker, reopened to the public. Also, on September 13, 2005, we reached an agreement with Harrah’s Bossier City Investment Company, L.L.C., d/b/a Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, for a shortened Fair Grounds race meet from November 19, 2005 through January 22, 2006, for a total of 37 race dates. Under the agreement, the 37 race dates will be conducted at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. The agreement is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. Due to the fact that Hurricane Katrina had a significant impact on New Orleans, the Company is currently evaluating if or when the remaining portion of its Louisiana Operations will recommence.
 
We anticipate that it is likely that a significant portion of the assets of our Louisiana Operations has suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina. We carry property and casualty insurance as well as business interruption insurance. We are currently working with our insurance carriers to determine to what extent insurance proceeds will offset any losses. As of September 30, 2005, we have received $4.0 million in insurance proceeds in advance, which has been classified as restricted cash in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2005. Approximately $1.4 million of the proceeds was recorded as a reduction of selling, general and administrative expenses against losses related to the interruption of business caused by Hurricane Katrina that were actually incurred through September 30, 2005, that management determined are probable of recovery under an existing business interruption insurance policy. The remaining $2.6 million of proceeds has been recorded as a current liability in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2005 until such time that management identifies additional future business interruption or property and casualty losses that are deemed probable of recovery under existing insurance policies. We have not yet determined the ultimate impact that Hurricane Katrina will have on our results of operations. However, under existing policies, we are required to pay a $500.0 thousand deductible related to any recoveries for damages.

Hurricane Wilma

On October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma caused significant damage to Miami as well as other parts of South Florida. Calder Race Course sustained damage to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area. Calder Race Course also lost power during the storm and closed as a result. On October 29, 2005, Calder Race Course reopened for simulcast wagering. On October 30, 2005, Calder Race Course reopened for a reduced number of live turf races. We resumed a full card of normal live racing on November 3, 2005.

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We anticipate that it is likely that a significant portion of the assets of Calder Race Course has suffered damages from Hurricane Wilma. We carry property and casualty insurance as well as business interruption insurance. We are currently working with its insurance carriers to determine to what extent insurance proceeds will offset any losses. We have not yet determined the ultimate impact that Hurricane Wilma will have on our results of operations. However, under existing policies, we are required to pay a deductible equal to 2% of the total insured value on an insurable unit basis related to any recoveries for damages.
 
Tornado Damage
 
On November 6, 2005, a tornado caused significant damage to portions of southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky, including Henderson, Kentucky, the location of Ellis Park racetrack and its on-site simulcast facility.  Ellis Park sustained damage to its stable area as well as several other buildings at the racetrack.  Ellis Park also lost power during the storm and closed as a result.  We have not yet determined when Ellis Park will recommence.  We carry property and casualty insurance as well as business interruption insurance.  We have not yet determined the ultimate impact that the tornado will have on our results of operations.
 
Legislative and Regulatory Developments

Federal

In 2003, the country of Antigua filed a formal complaint against the United States with the World Trade Organization ("WTO"), challenging the United States’ ability to enforce certain Federal gaming laws (Sections 1084, 1952 and 1955 of Title 18 of the United States Code known as the Wire Act, the Travel Act and the Illegal Gambling Business Act, respectively, and collectively the "Acts") against foreign companies that were accepting Internet wagers from United States residents. At issue was whether the United States’ enforcement of the Wire Act, the Travel Act and the Illegal Gambling Business Act against foreign companies violated the General Agreement on Trade in Services ("GATS"). In November of 2004, a WTO panel ruled that the United States, as a signatory of GATS, could not enforce the Acts against foreign companies that were accepting Internet wagers from United States residents. The United States appealed the ruling and, in April of 2005, the WTO's appellate body ruled that the United States had demonstrated that the Wire Act, the Travel Act and the Illegal Gambling Business Act were measures necessary to protect public morals or maintain public order, but that the United States did not enforce the Acts consistently between domestic companies and foreign companies as required by GATS. The WTO’s appellate body specifically referenced the Interstate Horseracing Act, which appeared to authorize domestic companies to accept Internet wagers on horse racing, as being inconsistent with the United States’ stated policy against Internet wagering. In arguments and briefs before the WTO’s appellate body, the United States argued that the Acts, specifically the Wire Act, applies equally to domestic companies and foreign companies and the Interstate Horseracing Act does not create an exception for domestic companies to accept Internet wagering on horseracing. The WTO’s appellate body did not rule on whether an exception was created, but recommended that the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body request the United States bring measures found to be inconsistent with GATS into conformity with its obligations with GATS. The United States has until April 3, 2006 to bring its policies in line with the ruling, assuming it believes any changes are necessary. The effect of this ruling on the ability of domestic companies to accept Internet wagers and other account wagers on horse racing is unclear. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, on behalf of its members, including Churchill Downs Incorporated, is currently in discussions with the U.S. Trade Representative on various alternatives the United States may choose to take both administratively and legislatively in the wake of the appellate ruling.
 
Indiana

During April of 2005, Senate Enrolled Act 92 ("SEA 92"), a bill that makes it a Class D Felony for an operator to use the Internet to engage in unlawful gambling in Indiana or with a person located in Indiana, passed both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly and was signed by the Governor. An "operator", as defined by SEA 92, is a person who owns, maintains or operates an Internet site that is used for interactive gambling. Under SEA 92, effective July 1, 2005, an operator is guilty of professional gambling if it uses the Internet to accept, or offer to accept, for profit, money or other property risked in gambling in Indiana or in a transaction directly involving a person located in Indiana. We receive source market fees from various in-home wagering providers for the licensing of our live racing products in the distribution of such products through broadcast mediums such as television or the Internet. In the event these in-home wagering providers are determined to be operators and the activities engaged in by such persons are determined to be unlawful gambling under SEA 92, or such providers decide to cease operations in Indiana due to legal uncertainty, as is the case with TVG, one of our major in-home providers in Indiana, the distribution of our products through in-home wagering in Indiana could cease or be seriously curtailed, which could have a material, adverse impact on our results of operations.

Florida

On November 2, 2004, Amendment 4, a slot machine question which sought to allow voters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to hold local referenda on the issue, passed by a margin of 1.4%. On March 8, 2005, voters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties voted in separate 
local referenda to decide whether slot machines could be installed at the seven existing pari-mutuel sites in those counties, including Calder.
 
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Although the measure passed in Broward County, home of Gulfstream Park, it was unsuccessful in Miami-Dade County, where Calder is located. During the 2005 session of the Florida legislature, which ended in May 2005, the Broward and Miami-Dade pari-mutuel operators tried unsuccessfully to pass enabling legislation authorizing slot machine gaming at Broward pari-mutuel facilities. Amendment 4 mandated that such legislation be passed by the state legislature no later than July 1, 2005. Broward County's four pari-mutuel operators then filed suit in Broward Circuit Court seeking a ruling that slot machine gaming could proceed at their facilities after July 1 without legislative approval. On June 21, 2005, the Broward Circuit Court ruled that the Broward pari-mutuel operators have a constitutional right to install slot machines despite the legislature's lack of action, but the Circuit Judge's ruling was quickly appealed by the Broward State Attorney to the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Further action on slot machine gaming in Broward County was stayed pending the outcome of the State's appeal. In an opinion rendered on September 28, 2005, the Fourth District Court of Appeals agreed with the Circuit Court that the passage of Amendment 4 gave the Broward pari-mutuel operators the right to install slot machines despite the legislature's lack of action. The decision of the Court of Appeals has also been appealed by the Broward State Attorney. The Broward pari-mutuel operators have so far chosen not to proceed with slot machines at their tracks but instead have decided to wait until the Florida legislature passes legislation to regulate slot machine gaming in Broward County either in a special session of the Florida legislature in Fall 2005 or more likely in the next regular session of the legislature in March of 2006. We believe that the failure of the local referendum to pass in Miami-Dade County was due primarily to Governor Bush’s active opposition to the measure during the final days of the campaign. We are preparing a strategy to seek passage in Miami-Dade County in 2007 when the issue can again be placed on the ballot. The impact on our results of operations and financial position of the failed referendum in Miami-Dade County is uncertain at this time.
 
California

In California, Hollywood Park was part of a coalition of racetracks and card clubs supporting Proposal 68 on the November 2004 ballot. The proposal failed to pass by a margin of 16% to 84%. If passed, this initiative would have directed the governor to renegotiate all existing compacts with Native American tribes in California. If the tribes had declined to renegotiate the existing compacts, then five racetracks, including Hollywood Park, and 11 card clubs would have been allowed to operate electronic gaming devices. We continue to work with other members of the California horse industry on a long-term strategy for developing a legislative agenda that addresses the competitive advantages afforded to Native American casinos.

Illinois

Pursuant to the Illinois Horse Racing Act, Arlington Park (and all other Illinois racetracks) is permitted to receive a payment commonly known as purse recapture. Generally, in any year that wagering on Illinois horse races at Arlington Park is less than 75% of wagering both in Illinois and at Arlington Park on Illinois horse races in 1994, Arlington Park is permitted to receive 2% of the difference in wagering in the subsequent year. The payment is funded from the Arlington Park purse account. Under the Illinois Horse Racing Act, the Arlington Park purse account is to be repaid via an appropriation by the Illinois General Assembly from the Illinois General Revenue Fund. However, this appropriation has not been made since 2001. Subsequently, Illinois horsemen unsuccessfully petitioned the Illinois Racing Board ("IRB") to prevent Illinois racetracks from receiving this payment in any year that the Illinois General Assembly did not appropriate the repayment to the racetrack’s purse accounts from the General Revenue Fund. Further, the Illinois horsemen filed lawsuits seeking, among other things, to block payment to Illinois racetracks, as well as to recover the 2002 and 2003 amounts already paid to the Illinois racetracks. These lawsuits filed by the Illinois horsemen challenging the 2002 and 2003 reimbursements have been resolved in favor of Arlington Park and the other Illinois racetracks. Several bills were filed in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 sessions of the Illinois legislature that, in part, would eliminate the statutory right of Arlington Park and the other Illinois racetracks to continue to receive this payment. None of these bills passed. As the legal right still exists, Arlington Park has elected to continue to receive the recapture payment from the purse account. If Arlington Park loses the statutory right to receive this payment, there would be a material adverse impact on Arlington Park’s results of operations.

During January and February when there is no live racing in Illinois, the IRB designates a Thoroughbred racetrack as the host track in Illinois. The IRB appointed Arlington Park as the host track in Illinois during January 2005, which resulted in pari-mutuel revenues comparable to the same period in 2004. The IRB did not appoint Arlington Park as the host track in Illinois for February 2005, which resulted in a decrease of $1.8 million in pre-tax earnings for the month of February in 2005 compared to the same period in 2004. The IRB appointed Arlington Park the host track in Illinois during January 2006 for 29 days, which is the same as January 2005. In addition, Arlington Park was appointed the host track for six days during February 2006. Arlington Park’s future designation as the host track is subject to the annual appointment by the IRB.
 
Kentucky

The Kentucky horse industry continues to seek legal authority to offer alternative forms of gaming at Kentucky’s eight existing racetracks. Alternative forms of gaming would enable our Kentucky racetracks to better compete with neighboring gaming venues by providing substantial new revenues for purses and capital improvements. Several alternative gaming bills have already been filed in anticipation of the 2006 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. In early September of this year, the Kentucky Equine Education Project ("KEEP"), an alliance of the State's equine industry leaders, including our Company, announced its support for a statewide voter referendum in the Fall of 2006 to amend the State constitution to allow Kentucky's eight racetracks to offer full casino gaming. The State's share of the new revenue would be earmarked for education, healthcare, local development and environmental concerns benefiting the entire Commonwealth under the KEEP plan. KEEP has yet to secure a legislator to sponsor a bill and has yet to develop specific language for such a measure, but is expected to do so by January 2006.
 
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Louisiana
 
We have received statutory, regulatory and other authorizations to operate slot machines at Fair Grounds. Failure to maintain the necessary gaming licenses to own and operate slot machines at Fair Grounds could have a material, adverse impact on our results of operations. Under the Louisiana statute, Fair Grounds may operate 500 slot machines. If gross gaming revenues at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans exceeds $350.0 million for any previous 12-month period, Fair Grounds may operate up to 700 slot machines.
 
Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC has completed the process to seek the necessary local zoning change and permits. On August 18, 2005, the New Orleans City Council passed ordinances approving hours of operation for slot machines at Fair Grounds as part of its conditional use permit. The ordinances also established additional provisos negotiated by Churchill Downs Horseracing Company, LLC and the New Orleans City Council relating to other conditional use activities.

In April 2005, the New Orleans City Council instructed the city attorney to file a declaratory judgment action to determine if installation of slots at Fair Grounds would violate the City Charter. The Louisiana Attorney General has expressed an opinion that the addition of slots at the racetrack would not violate the City Charter. As of the date of filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the City Council has not filed this declaratory judgment. In June 2005, a resident living near Fair Grounds filed a lawsuit alleging, among other claims, that slot machines at the racetrack would be a violation of the City Charter, which limits New Orleans to one land-based casino. Based upon an opinion from the Louisiana Attorney General and other legal advice, we do not believe the installation of slot machines at Fair Grounds violates the City Charter.

Critical Accounting Policies

Our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Accordingly, we are required to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that we believe are reasonable based on historical experience, contract terms, observance of known trends in the Company and the industry as a whole, and information available from other outside sources. Our estimates affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from those initial estimates. In general, however, our estimates have historically approximated actual results.

Our most significant estimates relate to the valuation of plant and equipment, receivables, goodwill and other intangible assets, which may be significantly affected by changes in the regulatory environment in which we operate, and to the aggregate costs for self-insured liability and workers' compensation claims. Additionally, estimates are used for determining income tax liabilities and the valuation of interest rate risk derivative contracts (interest rate swaps).

We evaluate our goodwill, intangible and other long-lived assets in accordance with the application of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS") No. 142, "Goodwill and Intangible Assets" ("SFAS No. 142") and SFAS No. 144, "Accounting for the impairment or disposal of Long-Lived Assets." For goodwill and intangible assets, we review the carrying values at least annually during the first quarter of each year or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of these assets may not be recoverable. We assign estimated useful lives to our intangible assets based on the period of time the asset is expected to contribute directly or indirectly to future cash flows. We consider certain factors when assigning useful lives such as legal, regulatory, competition and other economic factors. Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized using the straight-line method.

While we believe that our estimates of future revenues and cash flows are reasonable, different assumptions could materially affect our assessment of useful lives and fair market values. Changes in assumptions may cause modifications to our estimates for amortization or impairment, thereby impacting our results of operations. If the estimated lives of our intangible assets were to decrease based on the factors mentioned above, amortization expense could increase significantly.

Our business can be impacted positively and negatively by legislative and regulatory changes and by alternative gaming competition. A significant negative impact from these activities could result in a significant impairment of our plant and equipment and/or our goodwill and intangible assets in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

We also use estimates and judgments for financial reporting to determine our current tax liability, as well as those taxes deferred until future periods. Net deferred and accrued income taxes represent significant assets and liabilities of the Company. In accordance with the liability method of accounting for income taxes as specified in SFAS 109, "Accounting for Income Taxes," we recognize the amount of taxes payable or refundable for the current year and deferred tax assets and liabilities for the future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in our financial statements or tax returns.
 
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Adjustments to deferred taxes are determined based upon changes in differences between the book basis and tax basis of our assets and liabilities, measured by future tax rates we estimate will be applicable when these differences are expected to reverse. Changes in current tax laws, enacted tax rates or the estimated level of taxable income or non-deductible expenses could change the valuation of deferred tax assets and liabilities and affect the overall effective tax rate and tax provision.

We utilize interest rate swap contracts to hedge exposure to interest rate fluctuations on our variable rate debt and have designated these swaps as cash flow hedges of anticipated interest payments. Our interest rate swap contracts match the critical terms of the underlying debt, thus qualifying for hedge accounting. Such critical terms include notional amounts, benchmark interest rate basis, interest reset dates and payment dates. The fair market value of the swaps is recorded on the balance sheet as an asset or liability with the offset recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income net of income taxes. Any changes in the fair market value of the swaps are adjusted to the asset or liability account and recorded net of the income taxes in other comprehensive income.

We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts receivable that have been deemed to have a high risk of collectibility. We analyze historical collection trends and customer creditworthiness when evaluating the adequacy of our allowance for doubtful accounts receivable. Any changes in our assumptions or estimates could impact our bad debt expense and results of operations.

For our business insurance renewals over the past several years, we have assumed more risk than in prior years, primarily through higher retentions and higher maximum losses for stop-loss insurance for certain coverages. Our March 1, 2005 business insurance renewals included substantially the same coverages and retentions as previous years. We estimate insurance liabilities for workers' compensation and general liability losses based on our historical loss experience, certain actuarial assumptions of loss development factors and current industry trends. Any changes in our assumptions, actuarial assumptions or loss experience could impact the total insurance cost and overall results of operations. Our ability to obtain insurance coverage at acceptable costs in future years under terms and conditions comparable to the current year is uncertain.

Consolidated Net Revenues

Our net revenues and earnings are significantly influenced by our racing calendar. Therefore, revenues and operating results for any interim quarter are not generally indicative of the revenues and operating results for the year, and may not be comparable with results for the corresponding period of the previous year. We historically have very few live racing days during the first quarter of each year, with a majority of our live racing occurring in the second, third and fourth quarters, including the running of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks in the second quarter, the quarter during which we typically generate the majority or our annual operating income. As a result of the acquisition of Fair Grounds during the fourth quarter of 2004, the Company had 63 live racing days during the first quarter of 2005, which compares to 10 live racing days during the first quarter of 2004.

Our pari-mutuel revenues include commissions on pari-mutuel wagering at our racetracks and off-track betting facilities (“OTB”) (net of state pari-mutuel taxes), plus simulcast host fees from other wagering sites and source market fees generated from contracts with our in-home wagering providers. In addition to the commissions earned on pari-mutuel wagering, we earn pari-mutuel related streams of revenues from sources that are not related to wagering. These other revenues are primarily derived from statutory racing regulations in some of the states where our facilities are located and can fluctuate materially year-to-year. Non-wagering revenues are primarily generated from admissions, sponsorships, licensing rights and broadcast fees, Indiana riverboat admissions subsidy, concessions, video poker, lease income and other sources.

Pari-mutuel revenues are recognized upon occurrence of the live race that is presented for wagering and after that live race is made official by the respective states’ racing regulatory body. Additional non-wagering revenues such as admissions, programs and concession revenues are recognized as delivery of the product or services has occurred.
 
Greater than 75% of our annual revenues are generated by pari-mutuel wagering on live and simulcast racing content and in-home wagering. Live racing handle includes wagers made on live races at our live tracks and also wagers made on imported simulcast signals at our racetracks during our live meets. Import simulcasting handle includes wagers on imported signals at our racetracks when the respective tracks are not conducting live race meets and at our OTBs throughout the year. Export handle includes all wagers made on our live racing signals sent to other tracks, OTBs and in-home wagering. In-home wagering, or account wagering, consists of wagers through an advance deposit account.

We retain as revenue a predetermined percentage or commission on the total amount wagered, and the balance is distributed to the winning patrons. The gross percentages retained on live racing and import simulcasting at our various locations range from approximately 15% to 27%. In general, the fees earned from export simulcasting are contractually determined and average approximately 3.5%. All commissions and fees earned from pari-mutuel wagering are shared with horsemen through payment of purses based on local contracts and statutes and average approximately 50%.
 
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Results Of Continuing Operations

The following table sets forth, for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, certain operating data:
 
 (In thousands, except per share data and live race days)
 Three months ended September 30,           
 Change
 
   
2005
 
2004
 
$
 
%
 
                   
Total pari-mutuel handle
 
$
1,094,619
 
$
1,091,283
 
$
3,336
   
-
 
Number of live race days
   
189
   
201
   
(12
)
 
(6
)%
                           
Net pari-mutuel revenues
 
$
92,117
 
$
87,197
 
$
4,920
   
6
%
Riverboat subsidy
   
2,700
   
2,708
   
(8
)
 
-
 
Other operating revenues
   
17,199
   
12,631
   
4,568
   
36
%
Total net revenues
 
$
112,016
 
$
102,536
 
$
9,480
   
9
%
                           
Gross profit
 
$
15,339
 
$
18,658
 
$
(3,319
)
 
(18
)%
Gross margin percentage
   
14
%
 
18
%
           
                           
Operating income
 
$
6,065
 
$
1,685
 
$
4,380
   
260
%
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
3,842
 
$
(396
)
$
4,238
   
1070
%
                         
Diluted earnings (loss) from continuing operations per
   share
 
$
0.28
  $
(0.03
)
           

Our total net revenues increased $9.5 million primarily as a result of our acquisition of Fair Grounds and VSI (the “Louisiana Operations”) in October of 2004. Net revenues from Calder Race Course also increased significantly primarily as a result of increased revenue generated by incremental intrastate export handle. Further discussion of net revenue variances by our reported segments is detailed below.

Significant items affecting comparability of operating income, net earnings (loss) from continuing operations and diluted earnings (loss) from continuing operations per share included:

 
·
During the three months ended September 30, 2004, we recorded a $4.4 million plant and equipment impairment loss and a $1.8 million intangible asset impairment loss at Ellis Park based on management’s consideration of the historical and forecasted operating results of the facility.
 
·
During the three months ended September 30, 2005, we recognized a reduction of selling, general and administrative expenses of $1.4 million related to an estimate of insurance proceeds that management determined are probable of recovery in connection with losses recognized from Hurricane Katrina by the Louisiana Operations.
 
·
Our effective tax rate decreased from 120% to 44% resulting primarily from lower non-deductible legislative spending during the three months ended September 30, 2005 as well as the impairment loss recognized during the three months ended September 30, 2004.
 
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Consolidated Expenses

The following table is a summary of our consolidated expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004:

 (In thousands)
 Three months ended September 30,          
 Change
 
   
 2005
 
 2004
 
 $
 
 %
 
                   
Purse expenses
 
$
37,167
 
$
34,310
 
$
2,857
   
8
%
Riverboat purse expenses
   
1,336
   
1,344
   
(8
)
 
(1
)%
Depreciation/amortization
   
5,321
   
3,831
   
1,490
   
39
%
Other operating expenses
   
52,853
   
44,393
   
8,460
   
19
%
SG&A expenses
   
9,274
   
10,771
   
(1,497
)
 
(14
)%
Asset impairment loss
   
-
   
4,363
   
(4,363
)
 
(100
)%
Intangible impairment loss
   
-
   
1,839
   
(1,839
)
 
(100
)%
Total expenses from continuing operations
 
$
105,951
 
$
100,851
 
$
5,100
   
5
%
                           
Percent of revenue
   
95
%
 
98
%
           

Total expenses increased 5% during the three months ended September 30, 2005, primarily as a result of expenses related to the Louisiana Operations. Depreciation expense and other operating expenses from the Kentucky Operations increased primarily due to the newly renovated Churchill Downs racetrack facility that was completed during the second quarter of 2005. These increased expenses were partially offset by reduced expenses as a result of the $6.2 million of impairment losses recognized at Ellis Park during the three months ended September 30, 2004. During the three months ended September 30, 2005, we recognized a reduction of selling, general and administrative expenses of $1.4 million related to an estimate of insurance proceeds that management determined are probable of recovery in connection with losses recognized from Hurricane Katrina by the Louisiana Operations. Further discussion of expense variances by our reported segments is detailed below.

Other Income (Expense) and Provision for Income Taxes

The following table is a summary of our other income (expense) and the provision for income taxes for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004:
 
 (In thousands)
  Three months ended September 30,            
 
Change 
 
     
2005
   
2004
   
$
   
% 
 
                           
Interest income
 
$
135
 
$
98
 
$
37
   
38
%
Interest expense
   
(265
)
 
(100
)
 
(165
)
 
(165
)%
Unrealized gain on derivative instruments
   
204
   
-
   
204
   
100
%
Miscellaneous, net
   
713
   
299
   
414
   
138
%
Other income (expense)
 
$
787
 
$
297
 
$
490
   
165
%
                           
Provision for income taxes
 
$
(3,010
)
$
(2,378
)
$
(632
)
 
(27
)%
                           
Effective tax rate
   
44
%
 
120
%
           

Significant items affecting the comparability of other income and expense and the provision for income taxes include:

 
·
During the three months ended September 30, 2005, we recognized $0.3 million of miscellaneous income related to consideration received for the extension of an option to purchase an interest in Hoosier Park.
 
·
During the three months ended September 30, 2005, we recognized an unrealized gain on derivative instruments of $0.2 million related to changes in the fair market value of embedded derivatives within a convertible promissory note issued during the fourth quarter of 2004.
 
·
Our effective tax rate decreased from 120% to 44% resulting primarily from lower non-deductible legislative spending during the three months ended September 30, 2005 as well as the impairment loss recognized during the three months ended September 30, 2004.
 
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Net Revenues By Segment
 
The following table presents net revenues, including intercompany revenues, by our reported segments for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004:
 
     Three months ended September 30,  
Change 
 
     
2005 
   
2004 
   
$ 
   
% 
 
                           
Kentucky Operations
 
$
18,287
 
$
19,241
 
$
(954
)
 
(5
)%
Arlington Park
   
39,610
   
38,622
   
988
   
3
%
Calder Race Course
   
32,276
   
30,198
   
2,078
   
7
%
Hoosier Park
   
9,731
   
10,098
   
(367
)
 
(4
)%
Louisiana Operations
   
7,462
   
-
   
7,462
   
100
%
CDSN
   
18,090
   
18,035
   
55
   
-
 
Total Racing Operations
   
125,456
   
116,194
   
9,262
   
8
%
Other Investments
   
1,234
   
1,318
   
(84
)
 
(6
)%
Corporate
   
549
   
279
   
270
   
97
%
Eliminations
   
(15,223
)
 
(15,255
)
 
32
   
-
 
Net revenues from continuing operations
 
$
112,016
 
$
102,536
 
$
9,480
   
9
%

Significant items affecting comparability of our revenues by segment include:

 
·
During the fourth quarter of 2004, we completed our acquisition of the Louisiana Operations, which contributed $7.5 million to the overall increase in revenues.
 
·
Net revenues from Calder Race Course increased $2.1 million primarily as a result of increased revenue generated from incremental intrastate export handle, partially caused by several weather-related events that occurred during the three months ended September 30, 2004 resulting in closures of simulcast sites throughout the state of Florida.

Expenses by Segment

The following table presents total expenses, including intercompany expenses, by our reported segments for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004:

 (In thousands)  
 Three months ended September 30,    
 
 Change
 
   
 2005
 
 2004
   
 $
 
 %
 
                     
Kentucky Operations
 
$
24,899
 
$
30,049
   
$
(5,150
)
 
(17
)%
Arlington Park
   
31,777
   
29,954
     
1,823
   
6
%
Calder Race Course
   
27,777
   
29,751
     
(1,974
)
 
(7
)%
Hoosier Park
   
10,144
   
10,321
     
(177
)
 
(2
)%
Louisiana Operations
   
9,460
   
-
     
9,460
   
100
%
CDSN
   
13,604
   
13,810
     
(206
)
 
(1
)%
Total Racing Operations
 
$
117,661
 
$
113,885
   
$
3,776
   
3
%
Other Investments
   
937
   
759
     
178
   
23
%
Corporate
   
3,449
   
2,408
     
1,041
   
43
%
Eliminations
   
(16,096
)
 
(16,201
)
   
105
   
1
%
Total expenses from continuing operations
 
$
105,951
 
$
100,851
   
$
5,100
   
5
%
 
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Significant items affecting comparability of our expenses by segment include:

 
·
During the fourth quarter of 2004, we completed our acquisition of the Louisiana Operations, which contributed $9.5 million to the overall increase in expenses.
 
·
Expenses from Arlington Park increased as a result of less purse overpayments that were recovered during the three months ended September 30, 2005 in addition to increased costs associated with our relationship marketing initiative.
 
·
Expenses from Calder Race Course decreased primarily as a result of costs incurred during the three months ended September 30, 2004 related to the alternative gaming initiative in Florida, which was partially offset by increased expenses associated with incremental intrastate export pari-mutuel commissions.
 
·
Expenses from the Kentucky Operations decreased primarily as a result of impairment losses of $6.2 million recognized at Ellis Park during the three months ended September 30, 2004, which was partially offset by additional depreciation expense of $0.8 million due to the completion of the Churchill Downs racetrack facility renovation project during the second quarter of 2005.
 
·
Corporate expenses increased primarily as a result of increased costs associated with our initiative to attract and retain appropriate personnel to achieve our business objectives.

Discontinued Operations

The following table presents earnings (loss) from discontinued operations for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004:
 
 (In thousands)
 
Three months ended September 30,
 
 Change
 
   
 2005
 
 2004
 
 $
 
 %
 
                 
Net revenues
 
$
16,313
 
$
17,147
 
$
(834
)
 
(5
)%
Operating expenses
   
16,577
   
17,468
   
(891
)
 
(5
)%
Gross profit
   
(264
)
 
(321
)
 
57
   
18
%
Selling, general and administrative expenses
   
(108
)
 
2,478
   
(2,586
)
 
(104
)%
Operating loss
   
(156
)
 
(2,799
)
 
2,643
   
94
%
Other income (expense):
                         
Interest income
   
6
   
4
   
2
   
50
%
Interest expense
   
(3,173
)
 
(1,426
)
 
(1,747
)
 
(123
)%
Miscellaneous, net
   
1
   
-
   
1
   
100
%
     
(3,166
)
 
(1,422
)
 
(1,744
)
 
(123
)%
                           
Loss before provision for income taxes
   
(3,322
)
 
(4,221
)
 
899
   
21
%
Benefit for income taxes
   
1,198
   
777
   
421
   
54
%
Loss from operations
   
(2,124
)
 
(3,444
)
 
1,320
   
38
%
Gain on sale of assets, net of income taxes
   
69,917
   
-
   
69,917
   
100
%
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
67,793
 
$
(3,444
)
$
71,237
   
2,068
%

Significant items affecting comparability of earnings from discontinued operations include:

 
·
SG&A expenses decreased during the three months ended September 30, 2005, as we reclassified development expenses incurred related to the sale of the assets of Hollywood Park to the gain on the sale that we previously recognized as SG&A expenses. During the three months ended September 30, 2004, we incurred development expenses related to the California alternative gaming initiative.
 
·
We used proceeds from the sale of the assets of Hollywood Park to pay off the debt balances under the revolving loan facility and the variable rate senior notes. As such, all interest expense related to these facilities has been allocated to discontinued operations for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004. Interest expense increased as a result of additional borrowings for the acquisition of the Louisiana Operations as well as a higher interest rate environment.
 
·
During the three months ended September 30, 2005, we recognized a gain of $69.9 million, net of income taxes, on the sale of the assets of Hollywood Park.
 
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Results Of Continuing Operations
 
The following table sets forth, for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, certain operating data:
 
 (In thousands, except per share data and live race days)    Nine months ended September 30,  
 Change
 
   
2005
 
2004
 
 $
 
 %
 
                   
Total pari-mutuel handle
 
$
2,771,257