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Arlington Park news release

Contact: Dan Leary (847) 385-7754


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 12, 2001) -- Arlington Park today announced that the racetrack and its five off-track facilities, located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Quad Cities, Rockford and Waukegan, will resume normal business operations on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001. The announcement was made by Arlington Park President Steve Sexton.

Live racing, which was cancelled on Wednesday due to the national tragedy that occurred yesterday, will resume on Thursday with first post time scheduled for 1 p.m. (CDT). In addition, normal training hours will continue.

"Everyone on the staff at Arlington Park is terribly saddened by the events of yesterday and the thoughts and prayers of our employees are with all those involved," said Sexton. "Many of our national leaders have encouraged a return to normal operations and we will try to do that.

"In addition, all of our employees have been provided the appropriate information and encouraged to participate in the effort to assist the victims of yesterday's tragedy," added Sexton.

Further information on Arlington Park and its OTBs, and hours of operation, can be found at or by calling:

Racetrack/OTB, phone:
Arlington Park 847/385-7500
Trackside Arlington Park 847/385-7671
Trackside Chicago 312/787-9600
Trackside Quad City Downs 309/792-0202
Trackside Rockford 815/398-2300
Trackside Waukegan 847/336-1400

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 five off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities -- "Trackside" Arlington Park (Arlington Heights) and Quad City Downs (East Moline), and in Chicago, Rockford, Waukegan.

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