R.E.I.N. Fund

Relief for Equine Industry Needs (R.E.I.N.) was established by the Churchill Downs Foundation in response to the growing needs in the racing industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent interruption of customary racing operations. The emergency relief fund specifically addresses the needs of backside communities by providing meals, micro-grants and financial assistance with emergency needs as well as the fulfillment of essential care for horses. The Churchill Downs Foundation was established to support industry charitable initiatives such as Thoroughbred aftercare and health and education opportunities for the valued backside community.

As a result of the success of the REIN Fund, the Churchill Downs Incorporated R.E.I.N. Fund has already been able aid several members of the horseracing community in returning to the Churchill Downs backside and resume their racing business. Applications for aid within the equine industry will be taken and reviewed by an advisory committee.

To join us in this effort, please contact Cathy Shircliff (cathy.shircliff@kyderby.com or 502.638.3883) or send a check, payable to Churchill Downs Foundation - R.E.I.N. Fund to:
Cathy  Shircliff
Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation
600 N. Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40222


If you are a Jockey, Owner or Trainer who would like to contribute to the R.E.I.N, please follow the prompts found at this link: https://www.churchilldowns.com/horsemen/rein