Churchill Downs appoints Murr as new President of TwinSpires & Online Gaming


(Ben Murr/Photo courtesy of Churchill Downs)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) today announced that Ben Murr has been named President of TwinSpires and Online Gaming. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and operations of these companies.

Murr brings 24 years of leadership experience to this position. During his 14 years at CDI, he held several leadership positions including President of United Tote, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and most recently Acting President of TwinSpires and Online Gaming. .

Prior to joining CDI, Murr held senior information technology positions at General Electric. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Bellarmine University.

“During his tenure at CDI, Ben has been an important leader in growing our operations,” said Carstanjen. “He has been a key player throughout the significant changes that have taken place in our company over the past 14 years and will continue to drive our TwinSpires and Online businesses forward.”

“I have been heavily involved with TwinSpires and our online gaming operations throughout my tenure at CDI,” Murr said. “I am passionate about these companies and strongly believe in their potential for future growth and their strategic importance to CDI.”

Murr will remain senior vice president of CDI in addition to his responsibilities as president of TwinSpires and online gaming.

Murr’s promotion takes effect immediately. The company will move quickly to fill the position of senior vice president and chief technology officer.

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