WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 9, 2007) – International Truck and Engine Corporation, a Navistar company, will be presenting Carl Nafzger with an International® RXTTM Hauler at Churchill Downs on Nov. 9, 2007. Carl will be awarded the truck for being the winning trainer of the 133rd Kentucky Derby.
The RXT Hauler – based on the International DuraStarTM, the industry’s leading medium duty commercial truck – is a well-appointed truck designed specifically for customers in the horse market. It comes with a plush interior, including leather seats, thick pile carpet, GPS, a full center console and an overhead LCD screen with DVD player. The RXT Hauler has a custom bed that was specifically designed for use with the fifth wheel trailers commonly used in the horse and RV industries. With a 310 HP MaxxForceTM engine and commercial hydraulic brakes, the RXT is capable of safely towing and stopping 10 ¼ tons. The MSRP of the RXT Hauler is $105,000.
This is the second year that an International RXT Hauler has been given to the winner of the Kentucky Derby. In 2006, International presented an RXT Hauler to the owners of Barbaro, the winner of the 132nd Kentucky Derby.
This award reflects a growing commitment by the International Truck and Engine Corporation to the equestrian industry. In addition to being a corporate partner for Churchill Downs and America’s premier racing event, the Kentucky Derby, International has entered a into co-marketing relationship with Featherlite Trailers, the leading trailer manufacturer in the horse industry. With their innovative engineering, superior quality and durability, Featherlite Trailers make a perfect match with the International RXT Hauler.
About International Truck and Engine Corporation
International Truck and Engine Corporation is a leading producer of medium trucks and heavy trucks for various markets including over-the-road, pickup and delivery, construction, utility and governments. Based in Warrenville, Ill., International offers its products, parts and services through a network of nearly 1,000 dealer outlets North America and from more than 60 dealers in 90 countries throughout the world. Additional information is available at www.InternationalTrucks.com.
About Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2008. The track’s 2007 Fall Meet is underway and continues through Nov. 24. Churchill Downs has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record six times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldowns.com.