10/11/2004 11:00PM

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Churchill Downs Inc. has lowered its earnings forecast for the third quarter to a net loss of 29 cents a share because of costs associated with its attempts to get slot-machine legislation passed in Florida and California and a writedown of its Ellis Park holding, the company said. Churchill had earlier forecast a net profit of 33 cents to 38 cents a share for the third quarter.