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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner (847) 385-7535


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 21, 2001) -- Two Sallee vans containing 12 horses trained by Jim Gulick were waiting outside the stable gate at Arlington Park as the track opened its barn area Monday at 8:00 a.m.

In addition, defending training titlist Wayne Catalano, Louie Roussel III, Frank Springer, Roger Brueggemann, Gene Cilio, Carl Nafzger, Jimmy DiVito, Tom Amoss, Steve Hobby and Mike Stidham were expected to have horses arrive on the first day.

Arlington can house 2,140 horses in its 35 barns including 164 horses in three new barns that have been constructed since the end of last season.

Training on Arlington's 1 1/8-mile main track will begin Tuesday morning at 5:30 a.m. The schedule for workouts will be 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. from Tuesday, May 22 to Monday, May 28. Starting May 29, training hours will be extended to 9:30 a.m. and beginning June 4 to 10:15 a.m.

Arlington Park, the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill., will run its 102-day live racing meet from June 13 through October 28, 2001. Arlington Park, which merged with Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) in September 2000, also operates off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities at -- Trackside at Arlington Park, Quad City Downs and in Chicago, Rockford, Waukegan. For further information on Arlington Park, visit our website at




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