01/25/2017 3:12PM

Douglas Shipley named president of Fair Grounds


Churchill Downs Incorporated on Tuesday named Douglas Shipley as the new president and general manager of Fair Grounds.

Shipley replaces Tim Bryant, who left the track to take another job in December.

Fair Grounds operates a slot-machine parlor ontrack and several video poker sites, and Shipley, like Bryant before him, comes from the casino industry rather than the horseracing industry.

A CDI press release described Shipley as “a veteran gaming operator with over 30 years of leadership experience with companies like Grand Casinos, Delaware North, Ameristar, Isle of Capri and Caesars Entertainment in markets including Minnesota, Nevada, California, New York, Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, and Maryland, where he most recently served as the general manager of Maryland Live! for the Cordish Companies.”

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