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Reserved Seats, Discount Packages, Merchandise and Gift Certificates Available as Holiday Gifts

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Nov. 9, 2000) - Reserved seats for the major dates of Arlington Park's 2001 race meet, including Opening Day, Wednesday, June 13 and Arlington Million Day, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 10, 2000. Arlington's 103-day meet is scheduled to run through Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001.

Reserved seats for the following 2001 events also will be available - Father's Day (Sunday, June 17); Prairie State Festival Day (Saturday, June 23); Fourth of July (Wednesday, July 4); Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3) and Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 8). On July 4th, admission to the track is free following the seventh race (as on all race days), with no charge for the post-race Fireworks. In addition, a variety of discount specials will be on sale.

The new Arlington Park logo merchandise, including jackets, polo shirts, t-shirts and hats, can be purchased at Arlington Trackside beginning Monday, Nov. 20. Arlington Park Gift Certificates, in $5 denominations, will be available later in the month at all five OTB locations.

"After our very successful 2000 race meet, we're excited about getting an early start on next year so that our loyal fans can plan well in advance," said Arlington's CEO Scott Mordell. "Reserved seats for our major days, some of the other special discount packages, gift certificates and our new Arlington Park apparel will all make great gifts for the holidays."

Tickets can be purchased in person at Arlington's five off-track betting locations - Arlington Trackside, Mud Bug OTB in Chicago, Arlington in Rockford and Waukegan, and Quad Cities Betting Parlor in East Moline - or via mail or fax. Also, ticket order forms are available by calling Arlington Park at 847/255-4300 or by faxing requests for order forms to 847/255-4331. Payment can be made with cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

For International Festival of Racing Day, featuring the Arlington Million, special packages range from reserved dining room seating to admission only. Million Room Trackside reservations, including reserved seat and admission, are $75 while Million Room seating either paddockside or on the platform is $20. International Room reservations, which include admission, reserved seat, buffet and bar, are $75. Million Day ticket prices (including admission) are - Clubhouse box seat, $75; Grandstand box seat, $40; Clubhouse reserved seat, $20; Grandstand reserved seat, $15. Million Day general admission is $8.

For all other dates besides Aug. 18, Million Room seating is $5, box seats are $4 while reserved seats cost $3 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and $2 Wednesday through Friday. (Does not include $4.75 admission).

Brand new for 2001 is the Million Room "Day at the Races" Gift Package for four persons. The $100 package includes - admission, seating and lunch for four in the Million Room, four Daily Racing Guide programs and a specially-designed Arlington Park disposable camera. "Day at the Races" reservations, good for any day besides Million Day on Aug. 18, must be made between May 1 and May 31, 2001.

In addition, season passes, good for admission and a Daily Racing Guide program each day of the 2001 meet, will be available for $125 and discount Ten Admission Booklets will be on sale for $30 ($17.50 savings).

For further information, call 847/255-4300 or contact our website at

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