Our commitment to the racing industry was complemented by our business efficiency strategies with the development of Finish Line Sports Grill. Increasing profitability of the underutilized Hinds Pavilion and saving significant operational costs by moving satellite wagering away from the center of the grounds, the remodeled sports grill has become a favorite for long-time race fans and local sports fans. Free parking and admission for wagering guests and an improved ambiance have contributed to a growth in satellite wagering handle, a statistic seldom found in today’s declining racing industry.
Finish Line Sports Grill had a full house for May’s Kentucky Derby enjoying its largest single day with nearly 2,000 in attendance. During the year the facility hosted 188,170 race fans.