Churchill Downs Racecourse partners with Roundtable Entertainment and Wrigley Media Group on The Derby

Production companies grant unprecedented full access to Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack, in association with Roundtable Entertainment and Wrigley Media Group, today announced a production alliance that will allow the two companies the opportunity to collaborate and produce a multi-episode series leading up to the 150the Kentucky Derby Anniversary in 2024.

With unprecedented access to the world’s most coveted and prestigious horse racing experience, the first season of THE DERBY will open the barn doors to share the ultra-exclusive culture with viewers. In fact, the most exciting two minutes in sports are preceded by weeks of exciting events, festivals and lavish parties.

Producers plan to showcase behind-the-scenes access to the Kentucky Derby’s 150-year history, celebrating fashion, signature soirees, cuisine and celebrity-infused atmosphere, while shedding light on the unique characters and stories unseen. counted behind the event. coveted legacy.

“There is nothing more exciting than the spectacle of the Kentucky Derby. We are very excited to partner with Roundtable Entertainment and Wrigley Media Group to share this extraordinary experience with our fans around the world,” he said. Mike AndersonPresident of Churchill Downs Racecourse.

“As CEO and proud owner of a lexingtonLondon-based production company and I’m a horsewoman myself, I can’t think of a better production partnership than with Churchill Downs Racetrack,” said Misdee Wrigley Miller. “We are excited to work with Roundtable Entertainment to bring to life the true essence of the Kentucky Derby experience.”

co-founder of the round table Griffin Gmelich says, “Partnering with Wrigley Media Group to immerse viewers in the lifestyle surrounding Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby is a perfect fit. Not only are they based in Kentucky and authentic for the project, but with your help we can use kentucky strong cinematic incentive to minimize production costs and maximize efficiency.” Gmelich continues, “We appreciate Churchill Downs’ trust in us to tell their story and further expand their already huge fan base.”

Gmelich and cary floydWith Misdee Wrigley Miller and WMG ross rabbit will serve as Executive Producers of the project.

CAA Sports Licensing, the licensing representative for Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby, helped broker the deal on behalf of Churchill Downs.

About Churchill Downs Racecourse

Churchill Downs Race Course (“CDRT”), the most legendary racetrack in the world, has been the site of the Kentucky Derby, the longest continuously running annual sporting event in the United Statessince 1875. Located in louisville, CDRT presents a series of themed race days during Derby Week, including the Kentucky Oaks, and races Thoroughbreds during three race meets in the spring, September and fall. CDRT is located on 175 acres and has a one-mile dirt track, a 7/8-mile grass track, a stable area, and offers seating for approximately 60,000 guests. The saddle paddock and stabling area has enough stalls to house 1,400 horses and a 114-room dormitory for the homestretch staff. CDRT also has a year-round simulcast betting facility.

About roundtable entertainment – Launched by seasoned leaders from across the entertainment industry, Roundtable Entertainment is a powerful multi-platform studio creating a slate of premium content for global audience. Created to meet the growing demand for all forms of content, the Roundtable’s diverse slate includes must-see feature films, engaging unscripted TV shows, and FAST channels covering a wide variety of topics, from action sports to breaking news. The company combines content creation with distribution across a wide range of media and platforms, effectively exploiting premium intellectual property across an ever-expanding spectrum of platforms and windows. For more information, visit

About Wrigley Media Group – Wrigley Media Group is an industry leader producing original series, creative content, motion graphics, digital marketing and branding for a global clientele. Led by an award-winning businesswoman Misdee Wrigley Miller and based in Lexington, KentuckyWrigley Media Group conceives, produces and distributes content from its state-of-the-art headquarters. relative justiceproduced by Wrigley Media Group, is the first syndicated daytime program produced in Kentucky and is filmed from Wrigley Woodhill Studios, a separate WMG studio facility also located in lexington. For more information, visit

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