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ARLINGTON PARK

Arlington Park news release

Contact: Dan Leary
dleary@arlingtonpark.com

ARLINGTON PARK TO SERVE AS HUB FOR ARC de TRIOMPHE THIS SUNDAY

Watch and Wager on Europe's Most Prestigious Race at Illinois Trackside OTBs

WHAT: Arlington Park will again serve as the North and South American and Caribbean simulcast-wagering host for one of Europe's most prestigious races the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Group I).

In addition, Trackside OTBs and Churchill Downs Simulcast Network ("CDSN") will offer wagering on three undercard stakes from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France.

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 (All times Central)

Post Time Race # Race

9:05 a.m. 5 Prix Marcel Boussac (Group I)
9:45 a.m. 6 Grand Criterium (Group I)
10:30 a.m. 7 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Group I)
11:15 a.m. 8 Prix du Grand Hotel Barrière

WHERE: All Trackside OTBs: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan will open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Trackside South Elgin's gates will open at 9:30 a.m.

Also, Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") simulcast-wagering outlets in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky will offer wagering on all four races.

WAGERING: Win, Place, Show, Exacta and Trifecta wagering will be available on all four races. In addition, there will be a Pick 4 covering races 5-8, a Pick 3 on races 5-7 and a Daily Double on races 7 and 8.

Advanced wagering and past performances on the Arc and the three undercard stakes will be available at all Trackside OTB locations on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Advance past performances for horses entered in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the three undercard stakes will be available in the Oct. 2 & Oct. 3 editions of Daily Racing Form and through Equibase-affiliated partners.

Arlington Park -- the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- completed its 96-day meet on Sept. 19. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.

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