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ARLINGTON PARK

Arlington Park stakes recap (9/5/04)

Contact: David Zenner
Dzenner@arlingtonpark.com

DELICATESSA SERVES UP CLAIRE MARINE STAKES VICTORY

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 5, 2004) -- Barr H. Inman's Delicatessa stalked a pedestrian pace, rallied to take the lead at the top of the stretch and drew off to win the $52,800 Claire Marine Stakes by a length and a half on Sunday at Arlington Park. Jesse Campbell was astride the Dare and Go mare who was clocked in 2:35.36 for a mile and a half over firm turf.

The victory, her fifth in 29 lifetime starts, was the first for the Charlie Livesay-trained 5-year-old since she captured the $75,000 Estrapade Handicap in August of 2003. She earned $31,680 Sunday to boost her bankroll to $243,642.

Delicatessa sat off the slow pace set by Kris Star, who set fractions of 26.30, 53.44, 1:19.11 and 1:46.08 before being overtaken by the top three finishers.

Tamarack Bay finished second, a nose ahead of Lifting the Veil. Kris Star, New Dreams and Alleged Whisper completed the order of finish.

Delicatessa, the 8-5 post time favorite, paid $5.20, $3.40 and $2.60. Tamarack Bay returned $7.40 and $4.20. Lifting the Vail paid $3.20.

Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- is running a 96-day meet in 2004 from Friday, May 14 through Sunday, 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 Longshots featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.

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