Arguably the world's best-known horse race, the Kentucky Derby will draw an estimated 150,000 spectators to Churchill Downs on Saturday, accounting for about one-third of the track's annual performance.
Over the past five years, revenue has grown by about 10 percent and EBITDA by about 20 percent, Churchill Downs CEO Bob Evans said Friday on CNBC's "Halftime Report." In that period, the stock was up 160 percent.
"Things are going pretty well, and I hope we get to play that hand out over the next several years," he said. "We consider all of our strategic options on a regular basis and keep the board informed of what those alternatives are."