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Arlington Park News Release

Contact: Karl Schmitt (502) 636-4594


New Web Site Fits with Other CDI Online Products, Offers More Information for Horsemen

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 12, 2001) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that it has relaunched The retooled Web site for Arlington Park, which opens its race meet on June 13, is the latest edition to the Churchill Downs network of racetrack Web sites.

For the serious bettor, the site contains unique handicapping content in the "Bet the Races" section,, including track maintenance reports updated daily, spot play selections by noted handicappers, up-to-the minute changes, plus all the basic wagering information such as pre-race analysis, entries, results, real time odds, as well as video race replays and live audio call of the races.

Also, consistent with the Arlington Park brand of on-track experience, the site delivers an in-depth journey through the facilities that are available for group outings: and special events at the races:

The design elements and navigation system of fit with that of, and, which were relaunched earlier this spring when those racetracks began their race meets.

The racetrack Web sites are user friendly and consistent with, the official Web site of the Kentucky Derby, and, which is a portal for all the CDI online racing products.

"Arlington's new Web site and an editorial team of handicapping, wagering and racing experts will deliver material useful for sophisticated handicappers and the novice fans," said Karl F. Schmitt Jr., CDI's senior vice president, communications. "New features were implemented specifically to provide horsemen with more complete and up-to-date information straight from the track and to offer the bettor the best collection of wagering data in the Thoroughbred industry. With the launch of, CDI now has a network of customer-focused Web sites that compliment the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network, which will soon include retooled sites for and"

Churchill Downs Incorporated - headquartered in Louisville, Ky. - is one of the world's leading horse racing companies. Its flagship operation, Churchill Downs, is home of the Kentucky Derby and will host the race's 128th running on May 4, 2002. The Company owns additional racetracks in Kentucky, Illinois, California and Florida and has interests in a pari-mutuel operation in Indiana as well as various racing services companies. CDI trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CHDN and can be found on the Internet at

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