7.30pm Monday, August 9 on Ten
Bill Carstanjan, Chief Operating Officer of Churchill Downs is an unlikely boss for a company so steeped in tradition and a love of horses, because he is actually afraid of horses and hasn’t been on one in years! Churchill Downs owns some of the most famous horse tracks in the US, and hosts the Kentucky Derby.
Bill is a numbers guy who worries about the bottom line and how to make it the most profitable company it can be. Bill is trading in his suit and spreadsheets for jeans and a feed bucket to learn how new expansions in the company are affecting the people who work on the ‘backstretch’ of the horse track.
DON’T MISS…� Bill failing miserably playing the bugle in front of thousands of spectators.� Bill sees a little bit of himself, and his drive in a young employee of the track.� An employee who experienced the greatest loss of all has a race named after his daughter.